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Volume 46 - No. 19

May 12, 2016

by Friedrich Gomez

A popular quote often attributed to Albert Einstein (though unsubstantiated) states, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe!” Whether Einstein truly uttered those lines is now considered apocryphal. Nonetheless it does establish the popular ideas on eternity or infinity and our limited understanding of it. A popular topic of discussion around the water cooler at work has long been, “Is the universe without a beginning or an end?” And, “If the universe does have an end somewhere, what’s beyond that?” It is an endless series of questioning that has often occupied a high curiosity level among the average citizen and, coincidentally, a most serious line of questioning among the world’s leading scientists today.

The ultimate challenge in writing such an article as this is to keep it light and without the heavy hand of too much scientific jargon. Also, the frustration in trying to comprehend such complex truths can sometimes require occasional slices of humor or comic-relief to ‘oil the wheels of learning’ and keep our heads from exploding! Upon hearing about my subject matter dealing, in part, with eternity, my very close Swedish friend, Heather Svenson, challenged me to answer her riddle: “What is the definition of eternity? Answer: Four blonds in four cars at a four-way stop.” Knowing that Heather is a ‘natural blond’ (an almost extinct species, today) I found her sense of humor to be most egalitarian and limitless. And speaking of limitless, humor regarding the universe having or not having a beginning or an end has even found its way to the pulpit, in a manner of speaking: “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.” The quote emanated from comedian George Burns who swore that some sermons gave new meaning to the word ‘eternity.’ On a more serious side, scientists today are struggling in trying to fully understand the concept of our physical universe (or multiple universes) as having a beginning and an end (in space-time). Or trying to wrap our heads around the notion that our physical universe may be infinite or eternal.

In America, as well as on a global scale, the average person has long been intrigued and has long wondered about these possibilities in their daily lives: “Does the universe go on forever, or does it end somewhere?” Such public curiosity has been a topic of friendly debate among coworkers and clientele at sports bars, cocktail parties, and other casual gatherings. And worldwide curiosity on such matters have not gone away – they persist in growing numbers!

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Mike Romero “Physicist to the Stars”

Whether our universe is truly with or without a beginning or an end is fertile ground of opposing scientific thinking. Either way, all scientists are in full agreement that such ultimate truths are still beyond human comprehension. In short, we may imagine these ideas of an infinite cosmos, but we are gravely (limited) in comprehending such abstract notions. For example, it is truly impossible for the human mind to fully comprehend eternity in time and space such as in an endless physical universe (or cosmos), even though we might think about it. Odd as it may seem, humor is often a basis for serious scientific consideration. For example, comedian Steven Wright’s humorous question has serious scientific merit: “If the universe is everything, and sci-

entists say that the universe is expanding – what is it expanding into?” (In other words, if the cosmos is ‘everything,’ then what exists outside its physical borders to expand into?) Steven Wright is not only funny, but he brings up a valid scientific question! Our constantly expanding knowledge in science has forced us to change our basic views which we never before questioned. For instance, even the location of the middle or center of our universe is no longer known. Today’s cosmology (the study of the universe) states that there is no such thing as a center or middle of our expanding universe. Such challenging concepts as a beginning, middle, or ending in our cosmos often requires occasional comic relief in order to maintain sanity, and scientists are well-known

for their own brand of humor, such as found in this amusing scenario during a heated scientific debate: “Oh, I’m sorry – did the middle of my sentence just interfere with the beginning of yours?” Even Albert Einstein was fond of scientific humor. During a ceremony where he was waiting to be introduced, the speaker continued talking at great length causing undue delay in introducing Einstein to the audience. As the speaker continued speaking, the famed Father of Relativity -now irritated and impatient -- leaned to a colleague sitting beside him and quipped, “I think I’ve discovered a new theory of eternity!” If, in fact, the cosmos did have an original starting point as proposed by the Big Bang theory, then what preceded or

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came before the Big Bang? Worldrenowned English physicist, Stephen Hawking, simply states that there was ‘nothing’ before the Big Bang – not even space or time as we imagine it. Without the concept of time and space, then the terms ‘before’ the Big Bang would not even make sense because the word ‘before’ carries with it the notion of time and space. However, for matters of discussion we will use such words as ‘before’ (like Stephen Hawking) only as a colloquial convenience to establish a clumsy reference of thinking.

Since science carries with it a ‘cause-andeffect’ law which states that everything that happens must have a cause behind it – then, what was the ‘cause’ that triggered the Big Bang prior to the Big Bang, itself, which caused the explosion? I posed this question to Escondido’s brilliant “Physicist to the Stars,” Mike Romero, a favorite go-to-source of the print media. Romero responded thusly, “I understand St. Thomas Aquinas’ ‘causal’ law explaining that it is fundamental to existence, and if you roll it back you inevitably arrive at the ‘uncaused’ cause which he believed was proof of God’s existence. I think for God to exist, the multiverse (theory of multiple universes) has to be infinite, otherwise God could not exist because, as Stephen Hawking put it: ‘There would be nothing for Him to do.’” Even physicists who agree with Hawking (a self-professed atheist) that ‘nothing’ existed prior to the Big Bang are, nonetheless, puzzled by the concept of ‘nothing.’ Nothing means no time, no space, or anything conceivable that exists. As contradicting as it may seem, perhaps even ‘nothingness’ is ‘something.’ As one scientific pioneer stated, “There

has to be something there even if you make the claim of ‘nothing.’ Where did that ‘nothing’ come from and what is its true nature?”

Which reminds me, a high school science teacher became very angry at me when he asked me to define ‘nothing’ to my classmates and I said, “Nothing, is a balloon without a skin.” Even the air or space around us in our daily lives is ‘something’ – it is filled with atoms and molecules all of which exists in time and space. The invisible space and the air we breathe is full of different elements even though we cannot see them: gases, Nitrogen, Oxygen, water vapor, Helium, Hydrogen, Argon, and so on. But the idea of absolute ‘nothingness’ – not even space itself, or time – is simply beyond total human comprehension even though we can think about it.

Cosmologists (scientists who study our universe) are fully aware that they are merely trying to ‘catch up with reality’ from our stagnant standpoint of finite (limited) thinking. Perhaps, as they suggest, we need to allow ‘fact’ to lead us to unknown science rather than the other way around of trying to make our current science fit the facts (the round peg and the square hole premise): “We may need to create a new science to keep up with reality, as mysterious as it may all seem. We currently deal mainly with matter, space, time, measures, etc. But perhaps we need to know what the ‘physics of absolute nothingness’ is?” I asked our popular “Physicist to the Stars,” Mike Romero, about his thoughts of ‘nothingness’ being at least ‘something.’ Romero’s reply was both short and subtle, “Even in nothingness, there is a probability of something, and that is what created the universe.” It appears that the deeper we probe the

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chemistry and all of them had an 'A' so far. These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends and have a big party.

This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final they would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire. As a result, they missed the final.

Senior's pick up line

An elderly widower walks into an upscale cocktail lounge.

He is in his mid-eighties, very welldressed, hair well-groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel and smelling slightly of an expensive after shave. He presents a very nice image. Seated at the bar is a classy looking lady in her mid-seventies. The sharp looking old gentleman walks over and sits alongside her. He orders a drink and takes a sip. He slowly turns to the lady and says "So, tell me ... do I come here often?" The Final Exam

Gotta love this teacher:

There were four sophomores taking

They had a great time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Florida State until early Monday morning.

The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. The guys were excited and relieved. They studied that night for the exam. The next day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points. Cool, they thought! Each one, in a separate room, thought this was going to be easy ... then they turned the page. On the second page was written: For 95 points: Which tire? _________ A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO WALMART

Yesterday I was at Walmart buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jasper the Wonder Dog, who weighs 121 lbs. I was in the

universe’s secrets, the more difficult it becomes to comprehend. Yet, surprisingly, these complex questions are extremely popular topics of discussion among the average person – at home, at work, and at various social gatherings! That our universe may be expanding is almost too frustrating to imagine. And yet this topic has even permeated our TV sitcoms and stand-up comedians. We can only laugh at one of the world’s most popular comedians, Steven Wright, when he says, “They say the universe is expanding. That should help ease the traffic.”

All cosmologists are not ‘totally comfortable’ with the Big Bang theory being the ultimate beginning point because the question they ‘persist’ in is “What preceded the Big Bang, itself ?” And if nothing preceded the Big Bang, then what is the true nature of ‘nothing,’ in short, how do we imagine – let alone understand – the concept of absolutely nothing, not even space, air, atoms, or even the sensation of the passing of time, simply because time-and-space, itself, ceases to exist! And is it possible that our universe – as endless as it may seem – is only part of a much older, larger universe, from which it emanated? The endless pursuit of asking “what came before that?” and then repeating “so what came before that?” seems an endless circle of questioning – yet, it warrants and requires serious consideration. Such is the quandary of thinking that the universe had a beginning or not having one. On the other hand, if the universe is truly infinite (neither having any beginning or having any end, within spacetime), then how is that possible for scientific minds to assimilate and process within their grey matter (the human brain)?

check-out line when a woman behind me asked, "Do you have a dog?"

My weird, retired brain kicked in and, because I think I'm humorous, I said, "No, I don't, I'm starting the Purina Diet again." Then I added, "I probably shouldn't because I ended up in the hospital the last time. However, up to the point I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms I'd lost 50 pounds." Her shocked look inspired me, so I went on to tell her, "It's essentially a perfect diet. The way it works is, to load your jacket pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again." At this point practically everyone in line, and the cashier were enthralled with my story.

Horrified, she asked, "Did you end up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned you?" I replied, "Oh no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me." I thought the guy behind her was going to wet his pants he was laughing so hard. Walmart won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people who think they have a funny bone. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. ••••• There comes a time when a woman

Cosmologists have their work cut out for them: How can the universe go on forever? How was the cosmos always in existence? How can it truly be infinite, or eternal (within time-space)? Or how is it possible to imagine it having a beginning out of absolutely nothing? BEYOND THE BIG BANG THEORY. To clarify in simple terminology, the Big Bang theory states that the universe and everything in it began over 15 billion years ago with a sudden, cataclysmic explosion (or sudden appearance) from which the cosmos expanded faster than the speed of light. As impossible as it may be to grasp, the entire universe (all the galaxies, all the solar systems, all the stars, moons, planets, and all the space we see today) had all existed -just before the explosion -- in a form smaller than a loaf of bread, perhaps as small as a subatomic particle! Hmm, are you now going for that second mixed drink? Make mine a double Scotch!

To prevent any head-banging against the wall trying to process all this, it may be better to release tension of thinking-toohard with a bit of digression into related humor. “The other night I was lying in bed, looking up at the stars, and I wondered, ‘Where the hell is my roof ?!’” (Comedian, Steven Wright.)

Long accepted by general consensus among leading physicists, the Big Bang theory is now beginning to reveal tiny chinks in its armor as the true beginning point of our cosmological existence, at least to some radically-new theories. Though it is still the dominant, and most widely-accepted theory, the Big Bang is, nonetheless, getting mounting criticism and growing opposition among its own

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just has to trust her husband ... for example ... A wife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her bedroom.

From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. Once she's done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine.

"Hi Darling," he says, "Your parents have come to visit us, so l let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say ‘hello’? ••••• Before we lose our autonomy And our economy crumbles into dust We should attack Japan, lose the war And let Japan take care of us. ••••• Hurricanes are named after women Because they start on the very same plan Start up over nothin', make a whole lotta noise, And can't be controlled by man. Shotguns and Spoons

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Stevens 320 shotgun right in the doorway. I gave it 6 shells, and noticing that it had no legs, even placed it in my wheelchair to help it get around. I then left it

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Singles Hawaiian Luau Party - Simply The Best Singles, an upscale organization for singles age 40 to 60ish, presents a "Hawaiian Luau Party," Sunday, May 15, 5-9pm, Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, 92128. Inside with outdoor patio, DJ music, dancing, icebreakers, prizes, full bar/menu selections for purchase, complimentary

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scientific ranks. Two physicists have already proposed in the Tech Times publication that the universe never started with the Big Bang because it (the universe), in actuality, has no true beginning or end. A newer cosmology challenging the Big Bang as a starting point and a new physics of “nothingness” seems to be emerging, all of which gives new meaning to the phrase that, “Ultimate truth may be much stranger, and more shocking – and certainly more unimaginable – than any fiction!” Saurya Das from the University of Lethbridge (in Canada) along with Ahmed Farag Ali from Egypt’s Benha University have suggested that the Big Bang did not mark the birth of the universe after all. Their scientific reasoning is gaining more and more acceptance and, at the very least, new consideration from even Big Bang theorists. On July 27, 2010 other theories would emerge such as from the fascinating work of Wun-Yi Shu at the National Tsing Hua University at Taiwan. His ideas seem most revolutionary, even startling in their notions. Some even say his ideas appear to be impossible notions. Despite these critiques of Wun-Yi Shu’s radical pioneering work, we must keep an open mind: “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.” (Dr. Wernher von Braun) One unbreakable rule of science is to always maintain an open mind. This ideal is fully subscribed to by all scientists, at least in principle. However, in reality, scientific history is abundant with examples of gifted minds that fell short of this academic law by stubbornly maintaining a closed mind without considering opposing theories without prejudice.

Scientists, themselves, know full-well that every conceivable solution must be considered if ultimate truth be known. Even the scientific community has their own rigid set of values placed in humorous anecdotes which clearly show that everything is not always as it may appear and everything must be considered before arriving at any conclusion. The

MiraCosta Horticulture Club Plant Sale This is the plant sale you’ve been waiting for all year! The MiraCosta Horticulture Club plant sale is on May 14th from 9am-3pm, and May 15th from 12noon-3pm, at 4606 Sheridan Road, Oceanside. Each year we have thousands of beautiful plants just waiting for you to take home and enjoy. You’ll never find this kind of variety and price anywhere else in the county. Proceeds of the sale are used to provide horticulture scholarships and other benefits for students at MiraCosta College. You will meet many of our garden loving members who love sharing their skills with you. Visit the website at

Three Candidates to Speak at TERC Meeting – When The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) meets on Monday, May 16th, featured speakers will be three candidates for the June 7th Primary Election: Sam Abed, candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors–District 3, Paulette Donnellon, candidate for San Diego County Board of Education–District 4, and Mark Wyland, candidate for San Diego County Board of Education–District 5. Each will provide updates on their campaigns and the importance of the positions for which they are running. The meeting will be held at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley

following scientific anecdote is a timeless classic and like a clarion it calls for integrity and open-mindedness in the pursuit of true knowledge. It is both amusing and true and bears repeating here: “An engineer, a logician (a person who specializes in logic), and a mathematician are on a train in Scotland. They see a black sheep. ‘Oh, look!’ shouts the engineer, ‘Sheep in Scotland are black!’ The logician warns, ‘No, there are sheep in Scotland, of which at least one is black.’ Then the mathematician comments, ‘No. There is at least one sheep in Scotland, of which at least one side appears to be black!’” As illustrated in the Scottish anecdote above, scientists are keenly aware that in the universe even the most ridiculous and remote possibilities must be considered, every opposing side carefully examined – or truth may evade the observer! The most dangerous concept in all of science, in all of world history, is that something is truly impossible by current physics, even if it appears to be so. It is a seductive trap that has claimed too many scientific minds in the past and the present.

Famed British science and science-fiction writer, futurist, and inventor, Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) dropped a pearl of wisdom for all: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. However, when he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”

Currently, the debate and discussion of whether our cosmos is finite or eternal, had a beginning or not, remains a hotbed for the world’s leading academic and scientific minds. Every day scientific ideas die only to be replaced by newer ones in the name of advancement. “Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.” (Miguel de Unamundo (1864-1936), Spanish essayist, philosopher.) DO SCIENTIST BELIEVE IN GOD? According to the Pew Research Center: “A majority of scientists today (51%) say they believe in God or a higher power, while 41% say they do not.” This finding is most startling, given the public perception of scientists, in general. The unexpected poll-results appear to contradict public expectation to a large degree, primarily because the public (at large) has their own built-in perceptions

Parkway, Escondido. Check-in at 11:30am; buffet lunch service at 11:45am. The meeting begins promptly at noon and concludes at 1pm. A reservation is necessary; cost is $14/person. To RSVP, call 760.480.8300. For more information about TERC, visit

Charles Stoll from SANDAG to Speak at Republican Coalition - Join the North County Republican Coalition (NCRC) in welcoming Charles “Muggs” Stoll, Director of Land Use and Transportation Planning, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), to the May 16th meeting. This month’s “hot” topic is SANDAG’s Regional Plan and the Board of Directors recent vote to put a sales tax increase on the November ballot. If approved, the $18.2 billion plan would raise county sales taxes a half cent to fund freeway projects, road repairs, public transit, open space management, and compliance with state water quality mandates. Mr. Stoll will provide an overview of the Regional Plan and the development of an expenditure plan for this funding measure. He directs a team of over 30 professionals in developing critical land use and transportation planning initiatives for the San Diego region. The North County Republican Coalition (NCRC) promotes local Republican candidates and conservative issues in North County. NCRC meets the third Monday of each month at 6pm at the Veterans Association of North County Resource Center (VANC), 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. An RSVP is required to purchase dinner at this event; RSVP by contacting Ben Sullivan at bensullivan@out-

and prejudices regarding their image of today’s scientists. Public perception, however, is not entirely unfounded. Logically speaking, scientists would (generally) be perceived as atheistic, or agnostic, due to their overall acceptance of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. But this may be faulty deduction from faulty logic. As previously shown, science, scientists, and the universe are often unpredictable, even shockingly different than they are expected to be. Senior staff writer, David Masci, of the Pew Research Center, says “The overwhelming majority of scientists in the United States accept Darwinian evolution as the basis for understanding how life on Earth developed. But although evolutionary theory is often portrayed as antithetical to religion, it has not destroyed the religious faith of the scientific community.”

According to this survey of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the results nonetheless proved most unexpected: over half (51%) believed in a deity or prime-mover, more specifically a personal God. Despite these findings, the scientific community is still far less religious than the general public: 95% of all American adults say they believe in some form of deity or higher power. And contrary to the scientific community, the general public does not share the scientists’ certainty about evolution. The wide difference being: “While 87% of scientists say that life evolved over time due to natural processes, only 32% of the public believes this to be true.” There are other interesting differences. “Among scientists there are far fewer Protestants (21%) and Catholics (10%) than in the general public, which is 51% Protestant and 24% Catholic.” Furthermore, “While the evangelical Protestants make up more than a fourth of the general population (28%), they are only a tiny slice (4%) of the scientific community.” However, one portion of religion occupies a greater percentage among the scientific community over the general populace: “One notable exception is the Jewish faith, which makes up a larger proportion of the scientific community (8%) than the general population (2%).” In the Pew Research poll, which showed 51% of the scientists to believe in a deity or higher power, chemists were more or call 760.583.3579. Check us out on Facebook as North County Republican Coalition. Carlsbad Chamber Sundowner – The May Sundowner for the Carlsbad Chamber will be on Wednesday, May 18, from 5-7pm, at the Torrey Pines Bank (Carlsbad branch), where you can mingle with fellow chamber members in a relaxed setting. $10/chamber members who pre-register; $15/cash at the door. Then on Friday, May 20th from 7:30am-9:30am, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, there will be an overview from the San Bernardino Police Department on the deadly shootings in San Bernardino, and hear from the Carlsbad Police Department on “Ready Carlsbad: Terror Attack Overview & Implications,” as a result of growing instability around the world. Registration deadline, May 13th, $25/general admission; breakfast included. Contact the Carlsbad Chamber for both events.

Clay Colton Band to Perform Concert in Gardens - The City of San Marcos invites you to a concert featuring The Clay Colton Band at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. Enjoy an evening of music at this beautiful outdoor venue located in the gardens of an old Victorian house. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community

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likely to believe in God (41%).

In a different, independent poll conducted by sociologist, Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund, from Rice University together with Penn State University sociologist, Dr. Christopher Scheitle, their poll results were somewhat different to the findings from the Pew Research Center. But still surprising. Their research poll studied the responses of scientists at 21 different prestigious U.S. universities. Overall, out of the 2,200 scientists, 36% expressed some sort of belief in God; versus 64% who described themselves as atheists or agnostics. The scientists that were polled were from a variety of disciplines including: physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, etc. “What was most intriguing was that only 15% of 2,200 scientists from 21 different universities thought that science and religion were always in conflict. About half expressed some sort of religious affiliation.”

It appears that public perception of all scientists is off-tilt, especially in light of several, replicated polls. Both research professors, Dr. Ecklund and Dr. Scheitle, uncovered a surprising summation from these scientists: “After four years of research, at least one thing became clear – much of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong. The ‘insurmountable hostility’ between science and religion is a caricature . . . but hardly representative of reality.” In a further breakdown of the scientists and professors at these 21 different American universities, the branch of biology scored highest in their belief in a God or a higher power (41%), with the discipline of physics coming in a strong second (40.8%).

I asked the media-friendly “Astrophysicist to the Stars,” Mike Romero if these poll findings were surprising to him. “It is not surprising to me. Neuroscience has shown that the brain is very plastic and will believe in just about anything that is fed to it consistently. Because belief in God is taught to you from the cradle consistently to adulthood, one is likely to take the belief to the grave, especially when the fear of retribution is ever-present.”

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • May 12, 2016 Major Injury Traffic Collision in Carlsbad

On Thursday, May 5th, at 2:49 a.m., officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to a traffic collision involving a single vehicle on Carlsbad Village Drive just west of El Camino Real.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Carlsbad Village Drive approaching the intersection of El Camino Real. For an unknown reason, the driver failed to negotiate the left bend in the roadway and collided with the south curb of Carlsbad Village Drive. The vehicle continued in an easterly direction and collided with a tree, coming to rest on the south sidewalk of Carlsbad Village Drive. The passenger crawled out of the wreckage. Carlsbad Fire Department personnel responded and extricated the driver of the vehicle. Both occupants were transported to Scripps La Jolla for their injuries. The cause of the collision is under investigation. It appears that alcohol may be a contributing factor. The investigation is being handled by the Carlsbad Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to call the Carlsbad Police Department at 760-931-2197. Fatal Car Wreck at Camp Pendleton

Traffic came to a halt on southbound Interstate 5 at Camp Pendleton north of Oceanside for about two hours

Man About Town

From good friend, (Tommy) Head:


Jay Walker was one of our Old Bold Pilots. Besides his missions in WWII, he also used to be the B17 pilot of the Collings Foundations’ B-17 until he had a stroke a few years back. Ten of us, including Jay, went out on Saturday to fly in the B-24, a gift from Dave Walker the President of Vistatech. We couldn’t get Jay on the B-24 so we took off without him.

After we took off, members of the Collings Foundation loaded Jay in the back of the B-17 which turned out to be his last flight. Afterwards, about 20 of us (OBP members) had lunch at the Palomar airport café.

Saturday morning, following a collision between a black Toyota RAV4 and a white Range Rover just before 7am, between Cristianitos and Basilone Roads. The driver of the Toyota, believed to be in his mid-20s, died at the scene. His vehicle had rolled over as many as 10 times before stopping, according to the CHP incident log. Asleep at the Wheel Driver Gets Six Years for Killing Caltrans Worker

32-year-old Reginald Grigsby Jr., pleaded guilty in March to gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of Leonardo Sandoval Peña, who had been repairing sprinklers in a roadway median in Escondido last year when he was fatally injured. Grigsby admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel of his SUV which then struck and killed the Caltrans worker. Grigsby, the son of a retired Oceanside police captain, had been accused of driving under the influence of drugs, based on statements he made to police and paramedics at the time of the incident.

Judge Michael Popkins sentenced Grigsby to the maximum term allowed by law, something the judge said he had done rarely in the three years since he was appointed to the bench. The judge said he was persuaded not only by the the fact that an innocent person was killed, but by Grigsby’s previous criminal history.

Jay Walker passed away Sunday night.

Editor’s Note: I had the privilege of meeting Jay Walker several years ago. A true hero and a fine man. I can’t think of a more fitting ending to his life than to pass peacefully after having one final ride in his beloved B-17. ••••• The Stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger ... he was our storyteller.

“If he was a first-time offender, I think I would have looked at this a little differently,” Popkins said.

He was referring to Grigsby’s previous conviction for assault after he attacked and choked his mother into unconsciousness in 2009 at his parents’ Fallbrook home. The father, Reginald Grigsby Sr., resorted to shooting his son twice during the incident in order to save his wife’s life.

The shooting was ruled justified by the District Attorney’s Office, which said the son had suffered from schizophrenia since he was a teenager. The son also beat up his father in 2004 and attacked his sister in 2008, authorities said. He spent a year in jail on the assault conviction and five years on probation. Carlsbad Pet Store Closes Following Vote to Ban Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats

They had six months before the ban took effect but the operators of Carlsbad Pets decided to shut their doors immediately.

The Shoppers at Carlsbad, where Carlsbad Pets had about 14 employees who were to be laid off when the doors close, saw brisk closing activity.

Animal rights advocates, howeer, were in a jubilant mood since it was they who had lobbied the City Council for years to prohibit the sale

He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind. Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.. I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the

of “puppy mill” pets that activists say are bred in unsafe, unhealthy and inhumane conditions. The measure was introduced by Councilman Keith Blackburn and unanimously approved by the council Tuesday night. It joins similar bans that have been passed in recent years in cities such as Oceanside, San Marcos and San Diego. Leslie Davies, an Oceanside resident active in the fight against commercial breeders was on Cloud 9. “I am so delighted. It is the right thing to do.”

She said the goal was only to stop the sale of puppy-mill pets, not to close the Carlsbad store.

“This ordinance is not designed to penalize reputable, responsible breeders,” Davies said. “It might even help them.” Most of the pets from the Carlsbad site will be taken to the Escondido Pets store in the Westfield North County mall in Escondido, said the regional manager.

The Carlsbad ordinance introduced Tuesday is expected to be adopted at another meeting later this month. It doesn’t apply to the sale or adoption of cats and dogs from non-commercial breeders, including those that sell animals bred and reared on the premises, public animal shelters, and nonprofit animal rescue organizations.

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stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked ... And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures. His name?....

We just call him 'TV.'

(Note: This should be required reading for every household!) He has a wife now .... we call her 'Computer.' Their first child is "Cell Phone". Second child "I Pod "And JUST BORN THIS YEAR WAS a Grandchild: IPAD! ••••• Mark your calendar for Friday, June 3d. A great concert under the starts at beautiful Melrose Ranch in East Escondido.

Classic music of The Beatles, styled by Abbey Road ... the sensational tribute band . . and the greatest hits of The Beach Boys, presented by Surfin’ . . . plenty of fantastic music, great food and drink available . . . and not only will you enjoy yourself but you’ll be helping support the non-profit organizations of North San Diego County. Details on the ad located on page 8. You’ll be hearing more about this in weeks to come!

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In regards to the fear of retribution which religion often brings into play, television host and political commentator, Bill Maher, quips: “It’s like the lotto. You can’t get saved if you don’t play.”

Perhaps nothing in the world today is more sensitive than the subject of a deity. It is a most combustible and incendiary topic and one which sits upon a powder keg of consequences on whomever discusses it. As controversial radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, once stated, “It is impossible to go through life not offending people. All you have to do is basically have an opinion on anything, and you’re gonna offend people.”

Voltaire once proclaimed, “If God did not exist, it would become necessary to invent him.” From a strictly cultural aspect, in essence, Voltaire’s statement appears to be wholly correct. Scholars point out a self-evident truth that almost every culture in world history has invented gods and created notions and godly rules to follow and observe. All cultural historians point out that humans have the inborn tendency (proclivity) to create idols, gods, and deities of every description and if you were to replay history billions and billions of times over, each emerging culture would continue to do so (create gods), ad infinitum. To date there have been approximately 8,747 false deities or gods that various tribes and ancient civilizations have invented and worshipped down through human history on up to the present.

On the subject of today’s scientists and God, many of the greatest scientific minds in history were atheists, or agnostic, too many to list here. Albert Einstein was, certainly, no believer in a deity or personal god and, yet, there are those who – falsely – present him as one, even on countless websites today, not to mention in various sermons! The confusion is predicated on Einstein’s frequent reference to god in several statements throughout his lifetime. “God does not play dice with the universe,” or “I want to know God’s thoughts, the rest are details,” and the ever-popular, “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Yes, Einstein did utter these statements, but his true meanings were largely misunderstood. What angered Einstein throughout his lifetime was that his thoughts were perverted by various Christian and Jewish segments for their own expedient use, and even by the public at large, either by design or genuine misunderstanding. In Einstein’s own words he stated, “It was of course a lie what you read about my religious convictions; a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.” (“Albert Einstein, New Glimpses from His Archives,” 1981. Hoffman & Dukas.)

Einstein’s use of the word “God” was purely a metaphorical one: “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not a God who concerns himself with fates and actions.” (“New Glimpses,” Ibid.) Einstein’s use of the word “religion” was even taken out of context from his intended meaning. Einstein, himself, clarified the misrepresentation by the public and the press corps of his day: “If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.” (Ibid, 1981) When push came to shove and Einstein’s patience ran out and he finally took off the diplomatic gloves. In a letter to philosopher, Eric Gutkind, on January 3, 1954, Einstein fired an invective cannonball in which he called the Bible a book full of childish legends with believers who were simple and

weak, “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness; the Bible a collection of honourable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” I took the opportunity of asking Mike Romero, for his personal views on a Biblical God and the induced fear of eternal damnation for non-believers. “Over time science has eliminated my fear in questioning my belief in a God. I’ve become completely satisfied with the not knowing, and love the freedom of forever questioning. My current notion is that the existence of a god makes no sense, and if he were to exist he behaves in a completely random fashion.”

There are countless stellar scientists today – absolutely brilliant in their respective fields -- that are staunch atheists, or agnostics. And many have as high, or higher, morals than some Christians. Most notable today is the brilliant and distinguished English theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking. Not long ago Hawking was a guest on a British Broadcasting Company (BBC) telecast special. It would prove to be a most memorable visitation by the great scientist. Hawking sat serenely in his wheelchair at a BBC documentary taping and cleared away any cobwebs of confusion regarding his perception of the universe and proclaiming God is not only dead, but that he never existed in the first place to even know death. Speaking to Dara O’Briain, a comedian who happens to fancy theoretical physics, Hawking blasted away on any notions of a personal deity or Biblical god. On this particular outing at the BBC Studios in London, England, O’Briain was jousting and having a jolly good time with it. However, Hawking appeared not the whimsical playmate, but deadly earnest in his viewpoints. On this particular day, O’Briain seemed a playful otter with a devil-can-taketomorrow frivolous attitude, whilst Hawking was sharpening his ax.

Pressing on to other celebrated topics, the BBC host inquired of Hawking, “If we, as a human species, do not have a God – what about an afterlife?” O’Briain was holding fast to any sort of concession from Hawking and he even sweetened the pot by throwing in a qualifier: “Even without a God couldn’t we still believe in some sort of afterlife? Couldn’t we hope that there might be something beyond this absurd existence?” BBC host Dara O’Briain was holding-out for any semblance of hope. None would be forthcoming. Hawking was swift and sure and the great scientist left no wiggle room for doubt: “I think the afterlife is a fairy tale story for people who are afraid of the dark.” Match point, game over. At least on Hawking’s score card. Left with no remnant of hope and momentarily lost in thought, a stunned Dara O’Briain would end the commentary and interview with a final comedic vantage point, “Now there’s a thought to rock your kids to sleep at night.” The world of science, in many ways, has its parallels in everyday public life. Such as peer pressure, popularity, and other social challenges in daily life. As science struggles for ultimate answers, so do theologians. As recent polls reveal, scientists and church-goers are often the same in their belief systems. Life is always full of unexpected surprises. In the face of declining church attendance, today’s pastors and ministers are

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alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there in the wheelchair, right where I had left it. It hadn't rolled itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.

Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong, and it's the misuse of guns by PEOPLE that kills people, or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

Alright, well I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat. ••••• When people see a cat's litter box they always say, “Oh, have you got a cat?” Just once I want to say, “No, it's for company!” ••••• Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an emergency. I think you should write, 'An ambulance.' ••••• The older you get the tougher it is to

Women’s Clubs – Legacy of Service Past and Present

The Woman’s Club of Vista recently held their centennial celebration and I, along with Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, was pleased to mark the occasion with a special Joint Assembly Resolution. Clearly the Woman’s Club didn’t reach this milestone anniversary by chance. In an ever-changing world, their dedicated effort to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others has stood the test of time.

A lot of things have come and gone since the Woman’s Club of Vista was founded a century ago. Today, the Woman’s Club of Vista along with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) remain strong with members donating thousands of hours and dollars to charitable and civic endeavors throughout the community and state.

One industrious 2014-2016 undertaking involved work with California State Parks and the California State Capitol Museum staff on the “Capitol Tree Park Project." Considered one of the most

lose weight because by then your body and your fat have gotten to. be really good friends. ••••• The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. ••••• Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL••••• The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble. ••••• Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS 'together it spells 'Theirs...' ••••• Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. ••••• Some people try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved. ••••• You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. ••••• Ah! Being young is beautiful but being old is comfortable. Squirrels

There were four churches and a synagogue in a small town: a Presbyterian church, a Baptist church, a Methodist church, a

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beautiful State Capitols in the nation, Capitol Park covers forty acres and spans twelve city blocks. It contains species of plant life from nearly every part of the globe. CFWC members raised $15,000 and spent countless hours volunteering to identify the 500 trees with plaques for the educational enjoyment of visitors, nature lovers and historians.

Collectively, the 265 clubs that make up the California Federation of Women’s Clubs in 2015 produced 15,063 community service projects, contributed 1,165,225 volunteer hours, donated $6,293,969 for rescue dogs, educational scholarships, Canine Companions for Independence, military burial honors and so much more. With their spirit of generosity, long history of positive outcomes and distinguished record of service, members of the Women’s Clubs will continue to play a vital role in improving the quality of life in our state. My hope is that their legacy of goodwill will be celebrated over the next hundred years.

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challenged, nonstop, to keep their sermons engaging, entertaining, fun, and current with the times. An amusing story captures the sign of the times: A Sunday school teacher asks the children why it is necessary to be quiet in church? A small little girl replies in all her innocence, “Because people are sleeping.”

Likewise, many of us go through life ‘sleeping’ at the wheel, rather than watching and governing where we are going in life. An old adage says: There are three types of people in the world (1) those who make things happen, (2) those who watch things happen, and (3) those who ask “What happened?” Whether one is guided by the science they claim governs the universe, and or the God that many believe is the prime-mover of everything – all of these things in their totality – are nonstop challenges we all must meet, and sort through, one way or another, in our lifelong journey. In essence, we are all the same in that we all must be born, and we all must die. The only difference which separates us from one another is what we wish to do with that precious time between birth and death.

(I wish to publicly express my thanks to Mr. Mike Romero, Escondido’s own “Physicist to the Stars,” a cogent scientific mind and engineer at Cymer, Technology Strategist of ASML, at Rancho Bernardo. Mr. Romero has traveled to Asia and Europe to troubleshoot technical problems for Cymer.)

Following intense pressure by members of the public, media, and fellow legislators, state utility regulators on Monday reopened the agreement they approved in 2014 that assigned ratepayers the lion’s share of the multibillion-dollar cost for premature shutdown of the failed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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The ordinance also directs city staffers to pursue state and federal legislation to ensure responsible breeding of dogs and cats. Almost 40 people spoke at the Carlsbad council meeting. Most of the speakers supported the ban, but a few pet store employees and customers opposed it, saying the store’s animals are healthy and that it provides good and considerate service.

Supporters of the ban said reputable breeders only raise small numbers of animals and don’t sell them to pet stores.

Carlsbad approved a similar ban in 2013, but the council reversed its vote before the ordinance was ever adopted. That ban would have exempted the shopping mall store. San Onofre Deal Questioned: State Reopens Hearings

by Tom Morrow

There is $4.7 billion involved so it is a big deal and managed to catch the attention of most everyone inside and outside of the political arena. The power companies said it was a good deal for the ratepayers . . . that everything was above board . . . and hearings were open to the public.

The deal is likely to be improved for ratepayers. It will also give the public a chance to see just how much regulartion the commission applies in its duty to the public to regulate the utilities fairly. Thus far, critics argue, the commission members appear to lean heavily in favor of supporting the utitlities. Critics argue the utilities have paid lobbyists, attorneys, and staff support services, all with the mission of currying favor, and votes, from commission members, whereas the public has very little contact with and subsequent influence with legislators. They argue it’s a stacked deck against the ratepayer.,

Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval and Administrative Law Judge Maribeth Bushey said, in taking action to reopen the settlement, that it needs to be held up anew against that standard. “The parties should prepare their best assessment of whether the settlement agreement is reasonable in light of the record, consistent in the law and in the public interest,” their order states.

The order also immediately prohibits any further ex parte, or private, communications between parties to the proceeding and commissioners or their advisers, even on procedural matters.

“Such procedural communications may be directed to the assigned administrative law judge,” the order stipulates. Backchannel communications between utility executives and regulators are at the heart of separate state and federal criminal investigations into commission practices. The criminal cases have been open

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John F. Kennedy, responding to criticism that Robert Kennedy wasn’t qualified to be attorney general: “I don’t see anything wrong with giving Bobby a little legal experience before he goes out on his own to practice law.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, when asked to name one big decision that Nixon helped make as vice president: “If you give me a week, I might think of one.”

Despite growing criticism of the deal, the California Public Utilities Commission held off for 18 months before finally, reluctantly, agreeing to re-open hearings on the agreement that appeared to give the public the short end of the stick.

The San Diego Union-Tribune “Watchdog” reports that since the commission approved the settlement, there have been repeated revelations about undisclosed meetings that helped form its substance — calling into question whether it was properly deemed reasonable in light of the whole record. The author, Friederich Gomez

Historically Speaking

Harry S. Truman, on Adlai Stevenson: “He’s no better than a regular sissy.” Presidential Humor For The Ages

The Washington Post newspaper staff tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president to mark President Obama’s final set of standup comedy at the recent eighth White House Correspondents’ Association’s dinner. Some zingers have less zing than others. Some are flat, some are apocryphal, some are just threats and then some. But they are Presidential, by definition, and therefore funny, by acclamation.

Barack Obama, at the 2012 White House correspondents’ dinner: “I have a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.” George W. Bush, at the 2006 White House correspondents’ dinner: “Cheney’s a good man. He’s got a good heart. [Pause] Well, he’s a good man.” Bill Clinton, at the 2000 White House correspondents’ dinner: “Over the last few months I’ve lost 10 pounds. Where did they go? Why haven’t I produced them to the independent counsel? How did some of them manage to wind up on Tim Russert?”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, when told his wife was in a prison: “I’m not surprised … but what for?” Herbert Hoover: “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” Calvin Coolidge, on Herbert Hoover: “That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years -- all of it bad.”

Woodrow Wilson: “A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.” William Howard Taft: “Some men are graduated from college cum laude, some are graduated summa cum laude, and some are graduated mirabile dictu.” Theodore Roosevelt, on William Howard Taft: “A flub-dub with a streak of the second-rate and common in him.” Grover Cleveland: “No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.” Benjamin Harrison: “When I hear a Democrat boasting the age of his party, I feel like reminding him there are other organized evils in the world older than the Democratic Party.”

George H.W. Bush, at the 1989 Gridiron Club dinner: “People say I’m indecisive, but I don’t know about that.”

Ronald Reagan, to protesters at UCLA: “Make love not war’? By the looks of all of you, you don’t look like you could do much of either.” Jimmy Carter, riffing at the 1979 correspondents’ dinner about the old White House indoor swimming pool that Richard Nixon covered over to build the press room: “Press Secretary Jody Powell “has been trying to persuade me to reopen the White House swimming pool — suddenly. . . Any of you that survive would, of course, have permanent swimming privileges.” Gerald Ford, at a 1974 boozy Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner: “At a time when funds for the defense budget may be cut, it’s comforting to see so many of the big guns from your industry still getting loaded.”

Richard Nixon, in Ms. magazine in 1971 when asked about women’s lib: “Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I wouldn’t want to wake up next to a lady pipefitter.” Lyndon Johnson, on Gerald Ford: “So dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.”

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seen a squirrel since.

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration they determined the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

A wife was curious when she found an old negative in a drawer and had it made into a print. She was pleasantly surprised to see that they were at a much younger, slimmer time, taken many years ago on one of her first dates with her husband.

Catholic church and a Jewish synagogue. Each church and the synagogue had a problem with squirrels.

At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week. The Methodist church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide.

But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter. Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue, they took one squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t

How Men Differ from Women

For all men and women that remember the past--how different we are.

When she showed him the photo, his face lit up. "Wow, look at that!" he said with appreciation, "That's my old Ford!" Children in Church

A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle, he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd. While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar.

So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR, all the way down the aisle. As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit.

When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was being the Ring Bear." ••••• One Sunday in a Midwest City , a young child was "acting up" during the

morning worship hour.

The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!" ••••• One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets." ••••• A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy,

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Burrington, Second Place, Maria Jimenez, and Third Place, Valeria Sanchez. The students’ posters will be on display throughout the month of May in the lobby of City Hall, Escondido Library (children’s area), Park Avenue Community Center, East Valley Community Center, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, and the Carl’s Jr. on W. Valley Parkway. Pictures are also posted on the Water Conservation page of the City’s website: and the Facebook page

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In recognition of Water Awareness Month in May, the City of Escondido Utilities Department sponsored a poster contest, “Be Water Smart.” Contestants’ entries were judged on artistic skill, creativity, and originality. Fourth grade students illustrated the importance of conserving and protecting this valuable resource. Twelve students were recognized at the May 4th City Council Meeting, followed by a reception. Receiving top honors were First Place, Kiera

Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Library - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, from 3:30–4:45pm in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me

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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders. The Field House at Mountain View Park

Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

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abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at This book is a thought-provoking dystopian novel that deals with love, coming of age, and what it means to be human. Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, June 18, as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind. The June selection is El guardián invisible/The Invisible Guardian by newcomer Spanish author, Dolores Redondo. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón

The City of Escondido owns a historic (dilapidated) home and barn on the corner of Citrus Avenue and Glenridge Drive. The old house has a story and a name – the Field House. Surrounded by Mountain View Park, it has waited patiently for some attention but only rodents and taggers visit it regularly. Let’s change that.

Rotarians cleaned the surrounding property, removing several roll-away dumpsters full of trash and clippings. Trimming overgrown vegetation improved the visibility around the house and into the park. Better sight lines were intended to reduce vandalism previously obscured by bushes and dead trees. The property now looks clean but the house remains exposed and frequently wakes up with graffiti on it.

the home and improving the land around it to complement the park. It is a big task and City resources are scarce. I’m looking for friends who want to help speed things along. Take a moment to visit the site and you will sense the value of protecting what is left.

on small businesses, reform the city’s contracting processes to expedite infrastructure projects, and enact some of the toughest “Sunshine Law” open government requirements in the nation. CRWF general meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. Doors open at 11am; the program begins at 11:30am. Cost is $30/members and $35/non-members. For more information, contact Niki at 760.931.9420 or RSVP by Wednesday, May 18th. Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.

Deafo will be available for checkout with registration at the Children’s Desk. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the website at or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or

If you have any ideas, talent or treasure to contribute to the restoration of the Field House, please email me directly at Two months ago, residents and There is some interest in restoring Literario selections and other Library programs, visit, contact Cecy Rayphole at 760.839.4289 or at The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido.

Carl DeMaio to Speak at Republican Women’s Meeting - Join Carlsbad Republican Women (CRWF) on Tuesday, May 24th to hear Carl DeMaio speak on the “State of San Diego Politics–What to Watch, How to Engage.” Currently host of The Carl DeMaio Show, heard daily on AM-600 KOGO, DeMaio is a nationally-recognized government reformer, who has built a business and a political career on making broken government programs work again for the people. At age 23, DeMaio started his first company, Performance Institute, to provide training and consulting solutions to help financially-troubled government entities cut costs while improving performance. He won a seat on the SD City Council in 2008 and helped turn the city around from the brink of bankruptcy through his “Roadmap to Recovery” reform agenda. While on the City Council, he led the effort to cut red tape

Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club to Discuss El Deafo - Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, meets from 3:30-4:30pm on Friday, May 27, in the Turrentine Room the Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Author Cece Bell’s award-winning, graphic novel memoir, El Deafo, will be discussed followed by a craft activity related to the book. A limited number of copies of El

Brandon Gallery May News – Art of the Portrait 2016, juried and judged by Leslie Nemour. Art will be in the Gallery from May 3-28. Award winners were: Best of Show, “Sipping in Porto” by Carol Zaleski; First Place, “Joe” by r. mike Nichols; Second Place, “Kiss My Attitude” by Anne Mudgett; and Third Place, “Nikki” by Christian Willis. Brandon Gallery is located at 105 N. Main Avenue, Fallbrook, 760.723.1330, Hours are

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Dr. Hal Seed - New Song Community Church, Oceanside It’s Time to Register for Summer Camp

A week of camp is one of the best investments a parent can make in their child’s enrichment.

For the past decade, New Song Community Church has held one of the most engaging local children’s camps at their 3985 Mission Avenue Campus. Kids Camp is open to incoming first to fifth graders July 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $40, which includes a logo/theme tshirt. Closing ceremonies for parents and children will be held 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. July 18.

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• Page 11 • May 12, 2016

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

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Parking pointers Keeping residents on the right side of code enforcement

The city needs your help in preventing one of the most common parking and code enforcement violations around town—obstructions in the right-of-way.

on trash day. • On trash days, ensure trash cans are not visible from the street. • Keep public curbs free from items like traffic cones and basketball hoops. • There is no reserving of Follow these simple tips on trash parking spaces on public streets. day to avoid fines and help keep public streets and curbs clear: For more information about • Place trash cans curbside common code violations or to no earlier than 6 pm the night report a violation, contact the before your scheduled pick up code enforcement at www.sanday. or call • Make sure trash cans are the Code Compliance Hot Line at removed from the curb by 6 pm (760) 744-1050, ext. 3206.

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

don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am." ••••• A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"

One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping." ••••• A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out of the Bible. He picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that has been pressed in between the pages.

"Mama, look what I found," the boy called out.

"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy's voice he answered, "It's Adam's suit". ••••• The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again.

After several circles and jerks, a little

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T h e organizers of the San Diego Brewers Guild are looking forward to hosting the rescheduled annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival in Vista on Saturday, May 14. The event was rained out in April and this Saturday’s event will bring over 50 craft breweries and three bands to the historic downtown district. Join craft beer aficionados in celebrating San Diego's world renowned brewing culture. Sample over 100 brews from over 50 of the county's award-winning breweries. Vista alone has 13 craft breweries and

4 more in the planning stages. Please note this festival is a 21years and older event.

Good news for Vista residents and visitors, our dining options are increasing with the Flying Pig in the Paseo Santa Fe District and the Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill serving customers downtown. The Italian restaurant, Rosati’s is moving into the vacant CPK site in Vista Village this summer, and the first Aldi Market in San Diego County is opening in North County Square.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

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Rhythm & Brews Fest Hits Vista


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No Fees for Videos for Oceanside Spotlight Category – “Oceanside Spotlight” contest is back. The general public may get a shot at winning an award or becoming an Official Selection of North County San Diego's largest annual film festival - for free. They may submit their videos for a special category “Oceanside Spotlight” free of submission fees. To celebrate Oceanside’s image, Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) is now accepting through June 13th, short films (up to 5 min) that have something directly to do with Oceanside, either documentary, music video, narrative fictional story, historic account, recording of sports or nature, etc. No experience necessary. Candidates may go to and message their YouTube or Vimeo link to the organizers. Only after the festival admin posts it on its Facebook page and announces “voting starts now!” (participants will be notified), anybody could “like” their work. The film with most “likes” on OIFF's Facebook page by end of June 13 will be announced the winner, publicly shown on big screen during OIFF-2016, and given a special Oceanside Spotlight Award during the awards ceremony on August 14. See website for schedule. Runner-ups of the contest also have an opportunity to become Official Selections of OIFF-2016 and be shown on big screen between films of other genres as part of “Oceanside Spotlight” screening spots. By submitting their video to OIFF, applicants consent to press screenings and/or television broadcasts of excerpts from their work for publicity purposes.

OMA Teeny Tiny Art Sale Are you ready Oceanside First Friday Art Walk on to let your Friday, June 3rd. All proceeds will artistic light benefit educational programming at shine to benefit OMA. the Oceanside Museum of Art? Then submit your Email artwork to the Teeny Tiny Art Sale with your address and the number of by May 20th. cards you would like. They will be mailed to you along with a selfArtists of any age are encouraged to addressed envelope or you can pick be a part of this fun event. Each them up at OMA’s front desk, located participant will create their own at 704 Pier View Way. Please sign teeny tiny work of art on a supplied only the back of each card to keep 4” x 6” card. The subject of the your identity a mystery, as the artwork has no limits and secretive aspect of the event will be a suggestions for media are listed on key component to its success! The the museum of art’s website. maximum number of submissions is After submitting your completed five per artist. Log on to OMA’s work to OMA, it will be available for website for more information. purchase by the public as part of

Oceanside Spotlight Facebook-based contest is not limited only to Oceanside residents. Anyone can participate. (Got a film longer than 5 min and not about Oceanside? One can still participate in OIFF-2016 under regular submission process as detailed at

Members of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), took donated items and had a tour the Camp Pendleton Fisher House, a home away from home for military families who have a loved one receiving medical treatment at Camp Pendleton Naval

Hospital. Kiana Bright, manager of the facility, led the tour and explained how the Fisher House Foundation came to be and how the 70+Fisher Houses throughout the world are operated. Donations are one of the many

ways that Santa Margarita works to remember our military families. For info, visit

On April 12th, twelve members of Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), helped prepare and serve lunch at the Ronald McDonald House to families who stay there while spending long days and nights at a hospital with their child.

A hot nutritious meal gives these families a chance to relax and connect with others. Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home away from home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. Visit for more information.

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The Paper • Page 12 • May 12, 2016 as they keep their allies in the boat and the competition at bay.

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

Microsoft, Greed and Evil?

Greed: showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power. Evil: profoundly immoral and malevolent

It’s not greed when a male lion chases the females off the wildebeest kill so he can gorge himself first. It’s not evil when the lion kills the cubs of a rival male or chokes the life out of a leopard. The lion is simply playing by natures rules of survival.

For the same reason, evil and greed are not appropriate descriptors of Microsoft’s aggressive business strategy. Microsoft is simply playing by the rules of business survival. They’ve thrived for nearly four decades in a complex and changing business environment. With armies of lawyers and buckets full of cash they have been able to squash competition, fend off the courts and buy allies and political protection. The lion doesn’t need to be a particularly good hunter if he can dominate his harem and eliminate the competition. In the same way, Microsoft doesn’t need to produce quality products or services as long

Microsoft’s recent behavior in pursuing its survival agenda with Win10 however; has gone over the top in stretching the frontiers of business ethics. Only fear of Microsoft’s powerful legal teams and deep pockets prevent the filing of massive class action lawsuits seeking damages and penalties for the billions of dollars Microsoft’s aggressive practices have cost users.

2015 was a scary year for Microsoft. Net income plunged to $12 billion, about half the average of the previous five years. The Nokia debacle cost them over $7 billion, PC sales continued to decline and Windows smart phone and tablet products held only 3% of the mobile market. Alphabet (Google) had passed both Microsoft and Apple to become the World’s most valuable company by creating a Google “environment” for the Internet with the Android OS (operating system), the “Chrome” browser and the “Google Search” search engine.

on fast so Microsoft made Win10 the only option available for new PCs in retail stores and an unprecedented “free” upgrade to anyone with a PC built after 2009. It sounded like a great plan but there was a problem. Win10 offered no new technology for Win 7 users and since Microsoft was obligated to support Win7 until 2020, most Win7 users simply ignored Microsoft’s “upgrade” offer. That’s when Microsoft went “off the reservation.”

In their haste to get users to “upgrade”, through misinformation and destructive updates Microsoft crashed tens of millions of PCs and cost users billions in repairs. Today, eight months after release of Win10 and in spite of Microsoft’s full court press, only 18% of the world’s PCs are using Win10. Nearly 50% of worldwide PC users have opted to stay with Win7. Because of Win10s failure to catch on, Microsoft began to use automatic update features in Win7/8 to download and

install the Win10 upgrade package without user’s consent and then “tricking” users into “accidentally” installing it. Concurrently, in the effort to discourage Win7 users, Microsoft is flooding them with unnecessary and sometimes destructive updates while slowing update servers to a crawl. As a result Win7 users lose the use of their PCs for hours with spurious updates.

That’s where it stands today and no one is happy about it. Microsoft continues to use “dirty tricks” to compel Win7 users to “upgrade,” Win10 is floundering and Microsoft has not gained Internet market share. So what’s next? We suspect that Microsoft will extend the “free” Win10 upgrade past the July 29th deadline. They will probably (reluctantly) refrain from aggressively exploiting access to Win10 user’s personal data until Win10 achieves a greater foothold. As for the Win7 “dirty tricks?” No relief in sight.

With its survival threatened Microsoft needed to create a Windows “environment” to compete with Alphabet’s Google “environment” for Internet related revenue. The Windows Internet “environment” consists of the Win10 OS, “Edge” browser, and the “Bing” search engine. Microsoft needed unrestricted control of user PCs and mobile devices so Win10 eliminates those options that allowed users to control updates and upgrades that exist on previous Windows OS. Win10 allows Microsoft to collect and record everything users do on their PCs and mobile devices so that valuable personal information can be consolidated, collated, and packaged to create revenue. It was critically important that Win10 catch

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girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?" ••••• Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.

Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo, while I asked, "No, how are we alike?" "You're both old," he replied.

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since 2014 but no charges have been filed. The commission is proposing to spend more than $12 million of ratepayer funds on private lawyers to respond to subpoenas, search warrants and demands from investigators.

Majority plant owner Southern California Edison issued a statement saying that company officials are reviewing the commission ruling but Edison nonetheless stands by the 2014 deal resolving costs related to closing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. “SCE continues to believe the SONGS settlement remains in the public interest,”

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the statement said. San Diego Gas & Electric owns 20 percent of the power plant on the north San Diego County coast, which closed amid a radiation leak in January 2012 after a faulty replacement steam generator upgrade. The 9-page ruling from the commission calls on Edison to file a status report by June 2 detailing what the utility has done to date as far as implementing the 2014 order. The order also directs other parties to file briefs by July 7 discussing the adopted settlement. By July 21, all parties were directed to submit reply briefs and recommendations about how the case should proceed.

San Diego consumer attorney Michael Aguirre, who sued the commission to overturn the agreement, said the commission decision speaks to the perseverance of activists like himself and others. “This proves that when a small group of people come together to fight to the end, justice can be done,” he said on Monday.

Aguirre said it will be difficult to defend the settlement terms as they were approved in 2014 because the agreement was modeled on a framework sketched out in a private 2013 meeting between then-commission President Michael Peevey and an Edison executive in a Warsaw, Poland, hotel.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010545 The name of the business: Clear Path Transportation Services, located at 3127 Willow Tree Lane, Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is registered by: William K. Storey 3127 Willow Tree Lane Escondido, CA. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/01/2016. /s/William K. Storey This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 15, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010141 The name of the business: San Marcos Auto Specialists, Swedish Auto Specialists, Inc., located at 1568 Osage, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Swedish Auto Specialists, Inc. 1568 Osage St. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. The first day of business was n/a. /s/Robert Carl Graefen, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/12/2016. 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 and 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-009769 The name of the business: Wiley Construction, located at 310 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sharon Wiley 404 N. Horn St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. The first day of business was 1/1/2000. /s/Sharon Wiley This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/07/2016. 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 and 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010672 The name of the business: Ocean Village Apartments, 3350 Harding St., Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Wolfgang and Danietta Schimansky 353 Point Windemere Place Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The first day of business was 5/30/2002 /s/Wolfgang Schimansky This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/18/2016. 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 and 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-008216 The name of the business: Maria’s Help/Services. located at 735 Mission Grove Place Apt 309, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Maria Payan 735 Mission Grove Place Apt 309 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Maria Payan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/23/2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-009742 The name of the business: Sundry Rentals and Design, located at 1521 Winsome Dr., Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is registered by: Cheryl McBride 1521 Winsome Dr. Escondido, CA. 92029 Lara McBride Alexander 955 3rd Street #5 Encinitas, CA. 92024 The business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business n/a. /s/Cheryl A. McBride, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 07, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 & 5/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010506 The name of the business: 24hourluv, located at 521 Calle Montecito 110, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Tieshai Lewis 521 Calle Montecito 110 Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by a an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Tieshai Lewis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 15, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-009732 The name of the business: Elio’s Coring, located at 727 Galaxy Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eliodoro and Ana M Zavala Reyes 727 Galaxy Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a married couple. The first day of business was 9/03/1999. /s/Eliodoro Reyes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/07/2016. 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 and 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010218 The name of the business: KRC Property Management and Real Estate, Dragan Real Estate, located at 950 Boardwalk, #202 San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Ktesius Realty Corporation 950 Boardwalk, #202 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 5/8/08. /s/Richard W. Farmer, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 12, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010578 The name of the business: Rosati’s Pizza, located at 307 Vista Village Dr., Vista, Ca. 92085. This business is registered by: Jemej 2, LLC 634 Via Del Campo San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a Limited Liabiity Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Eric Jeska, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 15, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010314 The name of the business: Designed For You, located at 986 Marlin Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Janel Rae Scott PO Box 3726 Vista, CA. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/15/2016. /s/Janel Rae Scott This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 13, 2016 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 & 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011774 The name of the business: Creative Techical Solutions, Creative Tech Photography, located at 995 Pearleaf Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Mark K. Noyes 995 Pearleaf Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Mark K. Noyes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 13, 2016 5/05, 5/12, 5/19 & 5/26/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010973

The business, The Property Inspection Pros, located at 1050 La Tortuga Dr., #11, Vista, CA., 92081. This business is registered by: TPIP LLC 1050 La Tortuga Dr #11 Vista, CA 92081 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was n/a. /s/Jeff Duncan, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/20/2016. 4/28, 5/05, 5/12 & 5/19/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-008123 The name of the businss is: Mariscos Rancho Grande, located at 825 Williamston St., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Guillermo Montes 217 Westlake Drive #8 San Marcos, CA. 92069 Gerardo Rivera 271 Autumn Drive #220 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. The first day of business was 3/14/16. /s/Guillermo Montes, General Partners This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 3/22/2016. 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 & 5/12/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011742 The name of the business: Anthropomorphic Figure Dyonamics, located at 475 E. Carmel St., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Matthew McMullen 475 E. Carmel St. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Matthew McMullen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 27, 2016 5/05, 5/12, 5/19 & 5/26/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011743 The name of the business: Realbotix, located at 475 E. Carmel St, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Matthew McMullen 475 E. Carmel St. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Matthew McMullen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 27, 2016 5/05, 5/12, 5/19 & 5/26/2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011253 The name of the businss is: JourneyWerks, located at 7034 Calle De Las Piedras, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Brett Rodgers 734 Calle De Las Piedras Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. The first day of business was 9/20/2011. /s/Brett Rodgers This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/22/2016. 4/28, 5/05, 5/12 & 5/19/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-009677 The name of the businss is: Changes Pilates, locatedf at 19848 Fortuna Del Este, Elfin Forest, CA. 92029. This business is registered by: Suzie Kaplan 19848 Fortuna Del Este Elfin Forest, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. The first day of business was 4/6/16. /s/Suzie Kaplan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/06/2016. 4/28, 5/05, 5/12 & 5/19/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-010544 The name of the businss is: Rayne Water Systems of North County, located at 2011 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA. 92081 This business is registered by: Rusty Wallis Inc. 2011 W. Vista Way Vista, CA 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. The first day of business was 7/31/1995. /s/Russell A. Wallis, President/Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/15/2016. 4/28, 5/05, 5/12 & 5/19/2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00012316-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KhajaviMahjouri, Daniel (Omid) filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: KhajaviMahjouri, Daniel (Omid) to Proposed name Daniel Mahjouri.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: May 31, 2016, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated April 15, 2016 /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 4/21, 4/28, 5/05 and 5/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-009245 The name of the business: Pita Guys, The Pita Guys, located at 133 N. Twin Oaks Rd., #102, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ayman and Bassam Hamideh 598 Pepper Tree Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The first day of business was n/a. /s/Bassam Hamideh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/01/2016. 4/28, 5/05, 5/12 & 5/19/2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-012423 The name of the business: San Marcos Inspections Service, located at 908 Cycad Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Michael Santino 908 Cycad Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 5/03/2016. /s/Michael Santino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on May 03, 2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/02/2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00014270-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Josefina Rosa Gonzalez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Josefina Rosa Gonzalez to Proposed name Josephine Rosa Gonzalez.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: June 21, 2016, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated May 2, 2016 /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/02/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011781 The name of the business: Empowered Life Ministry Inc., Empowered Life, located at 1141 Cleo Ct., Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Empowered Life Ministry Inc. 1141 Cleo Ct. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 03/16/2016. /s/Maria Sparks, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on April 27, 2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/02/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-012548 The name of the business: Ellie’s Collections, Etc., located at 3676 Forest Rd., Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is registered by: Eleanor Pirkuk 3676 Forest Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92058 William Webb 750 Whitsett Ave., #335 Hollywood, Ca. 91606 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business 1/23/07. /s/Eleanor Pirkuk This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/04/, 2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/02/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-012294 The name of the business: Ryberg Realty, located at 1302 Hermana Ct., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Randy Ryberg 1302 Hermana Ct. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 04/01/2016. /s/Randy Ryberg This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on May 03, 2016 5/05, 5/12, 5/19 & 5/26/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-012143 The name of the business: Pineapple Barre, located at 3086 Rancho Del Canon, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Pineapple Socks LLC 3086 Rancho Del Canon Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company.

First day of business n/a. /s/Sabrina Thon, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 04/29/2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/2/2016


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of MARYANNA VERONICA DAWSON aka MARYANNA V. DAWSON. A Petition for Probate has been filed by ALAN PRATT in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, Ca. 92101, MADGE BRADLEY BRANCH. The Petition for Probate requests that ALAN PTRATT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: June 16th, 2016 Time: 1:30 p.m. Dept: PC-2 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. section 9100. Other

California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: THOMAS E. GALYEAN 739 E. Pennsylvania AVenue Escondido, CA. 92025 760.747.7500 5/12, 5/19 & 5/26/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-011703 The name of the business: I-Fix Marine Services, located at 120 Calle Amistad Apt 2206, San Clemente, Ca. 92673. This business is registered by: Michael Holloway 120 Calle Amistad Apt 2206 San Clemente, CA. 92673 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 04/18/2016. /s/Michael Holloway This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 04/27/2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/2/2016

Bahai A Way of Life

Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood. Baha’is Believe:

• all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race • the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an everadvancing civilization • work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship • the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God.

Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!

Rancho Bernardo Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido -

Sandy Coleman, 760-747-0049.

San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264

Oceanside Dick or Patty Yant 1.619.985.9977 or 1.760.433.4447

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-012045 The name of the business: Kinaly Thai Food Restaurant, located at 1220 E. Misison Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Threenage Bros LLC 1220 E. Mission Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 04/29/2016. /s/Sackdayut Chanthavong, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 04/29/2016 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/2/2016


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Hi Neighbor,

In 47 years in the law business I have learned a few things: I am not super

religious, but I tell my clients that if we did what Jesus said “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” we would not need Laws, Lawyers, Judges or Courts. But alas! this is not the real world. Our system of resolving disputes often requires having Lawyers who will push extremely hard in representing their clients’ positions.

Even Jesus took strong measures “Jesus went to the temple in Jerusalem, made a whip of cords, and drove out the money changers who were doing business there.” I dare not compare myself to Jesus, but this is what we do in my office!

Law Offices of Anthony Abbott

375 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite 105, San Marcos

Telephone: (760) 471-2322

The Doctor is In!

Tooth Preservation or Implant Placement

Long term tooth versus implant survival rates

Technological advances in the development of implants to replace "hopeless" or missing teeth along with a high predictability of survival rates has lead to the increasing popularity and clinical success of implants. This could result in the extraction of a person's natural teeth, that are salvageable, on the convenience rather than as a result of a comparative analysis between the survival of a natural tooth and its implant counterpart. Faced with the option of restoring a natural tooth versus extracting it and placing a dental implant, the doctor should take the following as well as others into consideration:

1. Is the tooth or area restorable? 2. Will it be strong? 3. What is the long term prognosis of the tooth vs. implant? 4. Compliance of the individual for maintaining the tooth or implant? 5. Does patient have systemic condition ie. diabetes, heart conditions, periodontal conditions. Also, smoking status. 6. Past experiences with patients tooth loss? 7. Long term survival of individual?

These are just a few factors affecting the patient. Financially, the patient should consider the cost of implants as well. They may not make a lot of difference with a single tooth, but if multiple sites are proposed, the cost factor can go up tremendously. If the tooth is restored in many cases, it can have a survivability that may equal, or even outlast the prognosis of an implant. Implants require good bone to survive, and if the bone is not adequate, additional bone must be provided to the site including bone grafts and/or sinus lifts, etc. This may also add to both the expense and time required to place an implant. After an implant fails, the next step is placing another implant.

Researchers report significantly lower success rates for reimplantation than for the original implant. With a tooth that started in the mouth by nature, if it is restorable, it frequently will last a long time without the amount of bone required by an implant.

There are many things to consider in deciding whether to place an implant versus restoring the tooth. As doctors we have patients come in every day with the idea of removing a tooth and placing an implant. On the other hand, we, as practitioners, have to resist the impulse to automatically go with the patient's wishes look-

ing more thoroughly at the overall results. If the bone is adequate and the natural tooth cannot be restored then the implant is chosen. However, in many cases, the patient is not adequately informed as to the survivability of the proposed implant and it is our responsibility to inform them of situations where the natural tooth may be the better choice in the long term. We do both procedures here at San Marcos Dental Center, but we thoroughly evaluate both options before suggesting a solution. Call us at 760 7344311!




San Marcos Dental Center

760.734.4311 162. S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. *New Patients. Not to be combined with other offers. Only one offer per patient. Expires - 6/15/2016

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