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Volume 51 - No. 19

By Sam Lowe

At 7:19 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 1981, the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band was poised at the south end of the football stadium, ready to start the pre-game show. Most of the musicians exuded confidence, a natural aftereffect of having gone through this procedure many times before. But a substitute piccolo player in the back row was sweating and remembering that he was once demoted in a kindergarten rhythm band due to an inability to play the triangle in time with the others.

That created tension because I was the piccolo player, dressed in marching band attire and carrying a piccolo with no idea how to play one. But it was too late to get out of this. The others were marching. I must follow. I must follow them exactly or be the butt of a lot of jokes back at the office come Monday.

Ten thousand thoughts churned through my mind. “… sixty four steps forward, two-count turn to the left … No! No! That's wrong! Dummy! You know this! It's sixty two steps forward, four-count turn to the left … step ankle to knee … ankle to knee … ankle to knee … or is this where I glide and slide to the side? … What in the hell am I doing out here anyway? … ”

No turning back, though. The whistle blew and about three hundred young people and one older person snapped tubas, reeds, horns, drums, cymbals, flutes, batons and other musical accessories into position and stepped off in rapid cadence toward mid-field. The flags bearers led the way, strutting with absolute perfection, their gaily-colored standards waving and fluttering, their steps precise and measured in complete accord with the music behind them.

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The musicians, except for one, played “Maroon and Gold,” the university's theme song. But I, the dissident, did not play. I was counting. Aloud, but muffled. Fortunately, marching bands make enough noise so that nobody's going to notice a piccolo player mouthing words. So I marched and counted. “ … one, two three, four, left, right, hit the yard line on eight, nine … ” And thought of Debbie Roush.

She should have been here. She'd be so proud.

But it was best that she wasn't. What if I messed up? She'd give me that look of disappointment that spurred me on during those extended practice sessions we shared.

We met about a month earlier on what looked like a football practice field but actually was a band practice field. Hard to tell the difference. Both have white yard markers, end zones and sideline boundaries. Dr. Robert Fleming, the band director whose task was to evoke the majestic thunders and the graceful lilts from the young musicians, introduced us one day in late September. Debbie was going to miss the Washington State game to attend a wedding; Fleming agreed to let me take her place. He initially expressed some doubt about a newspaper columnist's ability to play any instrument, much less one that required as much expertise and breath control as the piccolo. But eventually, his need for someone to fill Debbie's spot overcame such fear. The relationship did not start well.

On the first day of practice, Debbie led me to a predetermined spot, lined me up with Squad Four, told me to put my hands behind my head and informed me that it was warmup time. I resisted. “How do you expect me

to play the piccolo with my hands behind my head?” I asked not altogether facetiously. It seemed like a logical question. I had watched several musicians warm up before and they never put their hands in back of their heads unless it was to get a cigarette out from behind an ear. Debbie was firm. “First, you have to get loose,” she replied as one of the students up front started counting. The other musicians, the real musicians, began twisting and turning and I felt like someone had betrayed me. “It's a trick!” I grumbled. “A lousy trick to get me to exercise!” and I pointed out that it was September in Arizona and there was already

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sweat on my T-shirt and I hadn't played a single note yet.

Debbie smiled but made no attempt to stop the warm-ups, not even for a sweating newspaper columnist whose major form of exercise consisted of pushing the buttons on his phone back at an air-conditioned office. So we exercised and got loose.

It had occurred to me, before this adventure even began, that playing in a marching band can get to be work. Over the next two weeks, this would become a hardened belief. The practice sessions weren't brutal, just tough. Every weekday


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afternoon, from 4 to 5:30, in 100plus-degree temperatures, we marched and drilled. If Dr. Fleming liked what he saw, he said so. If he didn't, we did it over. Equipped with a portable microphone and a whistle, he viewed the formations from every angle – down on the field, standing on an eight-foot stepladder, or perched atop a 20-foot platform. Sometimes we'd start and take only two steps before he'd notice something wrong and whistle us to a stop. Rarely in the chaos of the first two days did we get through an entire number without a halt. But through it all, Dr. Fleming kept reminding us that we weren't doing this for him; we were doing it for ourselves. By Thursday of the first week, the sound of Debbie's voice saying “... forty six, forty seven, forty eight, turn! Two, three, four … ” as she marched beside me had become a permanent fixture embedded into my brain.

And then, on Friday, apparently confident that I could handle it, she let me carry the piccolo. Visions of failure with the kindergarten triangle vanished and my hands weren't even trembling as I took the instrument from her. Since I had never been this close to a piccolo before, I examined it carefully, then raised it mouth-ward. Debbie

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Jesus loves you, everybody else thinks you're an idiot... •••• If I ever get in a duel, and the other guy gets to choose the weapon, I'm hoping he says pancakes. •••• A dog lover whose dog was a female and "in heat," agreed to look after her neighbor's male dog while the neighbors were on vacation. She had a large house and believed that she could keep the two dogs apart. However, as she was drifting off to sleep she heard awful howling and moaning sounds, and rushed downstairs and found the dogs locked together in obvious pain and unable to disengage, as so frequently happens when dogs "do it".

Unable to separate them and perplexed as to what to do next,

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said I was holding it wrong.

“Does it really matter?” I asked in a rather defensive tone not uncommon to novice piccolo players. “I'm only going to be faking it, you know.” “It matters,” she said.

There are times when two words can be an encyclopedia of emotion and this was one of them. In her brief statement, Debbie had introduced me to an element I had overlooked. It was pride.

Her two-word declaration had opened my eyes. Up until that point, I had been merely going through the motions. It was just something columnists did. We took part, but never immersed ourselves in our subject material. I hadn't been taking it as a joke, but I certainly wasn't dedicating myself. But her sincerity changed my attitude. Now I understood. After that, the strides became easier and Dr. Fleming's whistle stops less frequent. “This is going to be the best halftime show those fans have ever seen because you’re going to make it the best halftime show ever,” he'd say and we'd nod and march toward perfection with even more diligence. And when 5:30 arrived each afternoon, it wasn't just the end of another practice. It was a step closer to that goal.

although it was late, she phoned the vet, who answered in a very grumpy and somewhat angered voice.

Having heard the problem explained to him, the vet said, "Hang up the phone and place it down alongside the dogs. I will call you back and the noise of the ringing will startle the male dog, quickly causing him to lose his erection, and he will withdraw very quickly." "Do you really think that will work?" she asked.

"It just worked for me," he replied. •••• Yesterday my daughter again asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. Talking about my "doing something useful" seemed to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I told her that I had joined a parachute club. She said, "Are you nuts? You're almost 74 years old and you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?" I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.

She said to me, "Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

Finally, it was game night. By this time, I had been accepted as a nonplaying member of the band and my colleagues and fellow musicians made certain that my uniform fit me properly, all the way up to the large furry helmet that sat atop my head like a maroon and gold panda. We quick-stepped our way from the dressing area into the stadium and took up temporary residence underneath the stands, then made all those little adjustments that were more nerves than actual requirements. The football players lined up behind us, shouting and prancing and pounding each other on the back. Then someone hollered “Let's go!” and we led the charge, racing onto the field, puffing and playing a tune that everyone knew but nobody actually heard because all the noise was for the young athletes. But we played on, stayed in formation and listened to the introductions, then marched smartly into our seats in the south end zone.

And there we waited until halftime. Time to implement all that practice. Time to review Debbie's instructions as they reverberate beneath my gigantic headpiece. Time to elevate that piccolo, march out there and pretend I'd been doing it forever. The student assistants took their spots and 64,000 football fans rose from their seats in the stands while Debbie's voice rolled gently across my mind. “Wait until the eighth

"I'm in trouble again, and I don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week." I told her. •••• A Texan, A Floridian, and a Californian all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

The Texan asks to call Dallas and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished, the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so the Texan writes him a check. Next the Floridian calls Miami and talks for 30 minutes. When he is finished, the devil informs him that the cost is 6 million dollars, so he writes him a check.

Finally the Californian gets his turn he calls Sacramento and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished, the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When the Texan hears this, he goes ballistic and asks the devil why the Californian got to call Sacramento so cheaply. The devil smiles and replies, "Since Gavin Newsom took over, the state has gone to hell, so it's a local call”. •••• A report from South Dakota: No sign of deer OR antelope, although there is a story in this morning's Rapid City Journal concerning a

beat, then glide step to the 47 yard line ...”

The whistles sounded three sharp blasts and “Night on Bald Mountain” emerged from all the instruments except mine. All the nervousness of the past two weeks gathered in my throat and I couldn't have played the piccolo even if I knew how to play the piccolo. But we glided forward and when we reached the turn, there was Kris. And Lisa. And Mark. And Tony. Right where they'd been every time in practice. It was working. Three hundred musicians and a newspaper columnist in unison, taking every corner sharply, striding and gliding as one huge maroon and gold entity, never missing a beat, never out of step.

Dr. Fleming was right. He said we could do this. Even better, we were good. Damned good! Just as good as the Texas and Oklahoma university bands that were on television that afternoon! Probably even better.

The steps were automatic now. And my leg pumped high on each one because it mattered. It mattered to Debbie. It mattered to Dr. Fleming. It mattered to Mike and Stan and Leslie and Mary Jo. It mattered to the throbbing percussion section, the oompahing tuba players, the blaring trumpets and the colorful

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mountain lion that broke into the basement of a home near Spearfish and whacked some domestic cats. It has been placed on the Department of Game, Fish & Parks' "remove list." Also, the skies are not cloudy, although it is too soon to say whether they are not cloudy all day. •••• Scientific Fact: If you took all the veins from your body and laid them end to end . . . you would die. •••• Sadly, I do all my best proof-reading immediately after I hit “send.” •••• My friend told me that he had sex with his girlfriend and her twin. I asked him how he could tell them apart. He said that her brother has a mustache. •••• Milo and Stosh are standing on the 18th tee at their Polish Country Club. They are the final twosome in the Polish Country Club Championship and are tied for the lead. The 18th hole is a beautiful par four with a deep valley, descending down to a dogleg right.

Both Milo and Stosh hit long, straight tee shots which disappear down into the valley. A short time later, the fore caddie appears at the top of the hill and announces that both balls are within 6 inches of each other, but there's a problem. Both of the golf balls are Titleist # 4s.

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personally designed the command module for which Collins was the pilot. A plaque recalling the historic mission is at the Valley Center home site of Atwood. For more information, contact the Valley Center History Museum. The building is presently open by prior appointment.

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Space Salute at Valley Center Museum - Astronaut Michael Collins (at center in photo), who recently died, is being featured at the Valley Center History Museum as part of an Apollo 11 exhibition.

Collins was the pilot of the command module that took him along with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon. The space module was designed by Valley Center engineer John Leland Atwood, often called the Dean of Aviation. Atwood oversaw the entire Apollo space program and

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flag corps. It mattered to every one of them. Every one of them.

The Escondido Republican Club to Meet on Tuesday, May 18th The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) has scheduled an in-person membership meeting for Tuesday, May 18th, at Mike's BBQ, 1356 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. (Order off the menu prior to the meeting.) Doors open at 11:15am so you can order lunch before seating. The meeting will be at our normal time of 12noon-1pm. Be sure to save this date, and RSVP as soon as possible as seats are limited.

Our speaker will be Melanie Burkholder. She is a candidate for the 76th Assembly District. She's a former secret service agent and advocates strongly for full opening of our schools and businesses. Melanie is also a regular weekly guest on Newsmax Nationwide TV Station. We are continuing to support the RECALL of Governor Newsom. Our second most important issue is securing/maintaining 'Voter integrity'. If you haven't renewed your TERC dues yet, please do so as soon as possible. Dues remain only $15/single member and $25/couple. Mail your check, payable to TERC, And we called it Sun Devil Pride.

ASU won the game, 27-21. My presence as a piccolo player probably had no effect on the outcome.

And it mattered to me.

For that moment, I was a Sun Devil and I marched with pride. My steps were crisp and my notes, had there been some, would have been right on pitch. We strutted and paced and missed neither beat nor turn.

Then the last note of “Night on Bald Mountain” echoed off the far corners of the stands and we marched off the field. It was over. Suddenly, unfairly, it was over. We were good. We should have been asked to do another number. The fans liked us. Their applause was very good. We should have been called back for an encore. It wouldn't happen, of course. The players were already back on the field. But we were ecstatic anyway. It had been worth it all – the sweat, the discontent, the apprehension. So we gathered around Dr. Fleming and he led us in a cheer to ourselves. The second half started. Our moment was gone. But deep inside, down where things matter, we know we were good. The best. We basked in that.

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to TERC, P.O. Box 3110, Escondido, CA 92033. For questions or comments, please contact any of the board members. Please note that the location and day of the week has changed. (We normally meet on the third Monday of each month.)

Local Chapter of American Business Women's Association Fundraiser Coming Soon - The local Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association has scheduled their Spring Fundraiser Event for Sunday, May 23rd, at 1pm, at the Grand Tea Room in Escondido, at 145 w. Grand Avenue. This will be an outdoor event including lunch and tea, and weather should be perfect for hats and dress up attire! We need your support—in person, with guests, and to donate fun items for our silent auction. Please reserve the date for Sunday May 23rd at 1:00pm, buy your tickets on our website, and personally share this flyer and fun opportunity with your friends! Please RSVP by this Friday, May 14th. Cost is $50/person. For more information visit our website at www.abwa-soaringeagles.org; contact Sue at abwamembership@gmail.com, or call 760.822.2242. We hope to see you there!

Rady Children's Hospital Foundation; May Means Business - This May we're launching a new tradition to support not only Rady Children's patients, families, and

health care heroes, but also the businesses that make our work possible This month-long initiative, called May Means Business, will highlight the businesses who are giving back to our hospital. There are many ways to join us this May to meet the greatest needs of our hospital while supporting local businesses.

Nurses by Nature: Every year, National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6 - 12, a week to honor the health care heroes who have dedicated their career to caring for others. No matter their specialty, their role, their unit or their shift, nurses are patient advocates. Bedside warriors. Educators. Hand holders. Whether on the front line or behind the scenes, nursing professionals tackle tough issues and use criticalthinking skills to make difficult decisions. The Conrad Prebys Foundation Contributes $1 Million to Rady Children's Heart Institute. The Conrad Prebys Foundation has chosen Rady Children’s Heart Institute to receive a gift of $1 million during its inaugural grant cycle. This generous donation from one of San Diego’s leading philanthropic organizations will go toward implementing new technology capable of pre-empting adverse cardiac events in children. The technology to be funded by the foundation harnesses data to deliver proactive, personalized medicine in our Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), and

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Local News

The Paper 650 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collectged in Vista and Oceanside

Saturday, April 24, 2021 marked the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day coordinated by the DEA. San Diego County hosted nearly 20 locations this year, including five in North County, In total, the San Diego Field Division collected 7,850 pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted medications.

Take Back events in Oceanside (overseen by the Oceanside Police Department at Tri-City Medical Center), and Vista (overseen by the District Attorney’s Office Investigations Unit at the Vista Courthouse) collected approximately 650 pounds of medications combined.

Tri-City Medical Center worked extremely hard this year to make sure their drive-thru drop-off location could be open to North County communities. “Tri-City Medical Center is committed to partnering with organizations like the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and law enforcement to reduce access to dangerous drugs in our community,” said Aaron Byzak, chief external affairs officer for Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) and president of NCPC’s Board of Directors. “Participation in the National Take Back Day is an important part of that effort.”

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NCPC also took the opportunity to distribute the County’s fentanyl alert flyers to Take Back participants due to the large spike in overdose deaths seen throughout the county.

There has been a growing trend of fentanyl-laced methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and other recreational drugs identified by local law enforcement. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office announced a tragic 457 fentanyl related overdose deaths in San Diego in 2020 compared to 152 fentanyl related overdose deaths in 2019. While San Diego County’s current overdose crisis is driven by the illicit drug market, including illicit fentanyl, reducing access to all substances, including prescription medications, is one part of the solution. It’s never too late to dispose of unused or expired medication, especially opioid and pain medication. If you missed Take Back Day, you can find a year-round collection site at http://www.DEATakeBack.com. If you or someone you know may be struggling with prescription drug abuse, visit www.SDPDATF.org or call the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240. Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara Joins BiPartisan Tour of Border

During April 2021, Border Patrol apprehended a record-breaking

She gave me a quick smile and a frantic “Ohmygodthankyousomuch.”

The baby screamed another chorus of misery.

Then the mother buckled her three kids into an economy car—a vehicle with rust around the wheelwells. When she did, she spilled her purse. It was one of those big beach-bag deals.

Man About Town

We’ve found a new writer for The Paper . . . adding to our impressive stable of great writers.

His name is Sean Dietrich and, well, here’s a timely example of his work: Your Mom ‘n’ ‘Em by Sean Dietrich

Last week. I saw a young mother in the supermarket parking lot. Her kids were fussing. She had a toddler in a stroller who was howling.

Her attention was on the screaming baby, so she didn’t notice her fugitive shopping buggy rolling downhill.

I did. So I jogged after it and caught the cart before it smacked the door of a very white, very shiny, very BMW.

God love her.

She threw her head into her hands while her stuff went flying everywhere. She stayed like that a little while. I don’t know whether she was crying, but she certainly deserved to. A few random strangers and I helped gather her things in the parking lot. I chased a runaway lipstick tube and mid journey, I was immediately lost in a time warp. Because, you see, long ago I knew a woman like her. A single woman, a widow, who raised two kids on a shoestring, and struggled for every buffalo nickel.

The same woman who taught me to spell my name. To tie my shoes. And how to yes-ma’am and yes-sir my elders. A woman I called Mama. I will never forget when Mama met a young Latina woman at her Wednesday Bible study when I was a child.

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172,331 migrants. It comes as the Biden administration formally moves forward with cancelling all military-funded border wall construction. A group of bipartisan lawmakers, including Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, toured the southern border to see firsthand the reaction from agents directly impacted by the decision. “This is simply a protected fence that allows the border patrol to do their job more safely,” said Congressman Darrell Issa who represents San Diego’s 50th congressional district. “We should argue over immigration reform, but we should not argue over the enforcement of the Border Patrol Agents and for the safety of the people who come here.” He brought with him Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara.

“I’m struck by the complexity of the problem and how’s there’s no simple solution,” McNamara said. “I’m like every other taxpayer. I hate to see something like this paid for and not completed. We want the rule of law but we don’t want to lose our compassion in the process.” McNamara said that “If we want to solve this issue we need both sides to talk about it and have a very candid conversation,” McNamara went on to say, “You can’t just talk about a part of a problem with a part of a solution, you really need to talk about it in a holistic way.”

The Spanish-speaking woman was single, she had a partially deaf son, she lived in a dilapidated apartment, she worked many jobs. The woman had no car, and you won’t get far in a world of interstates and overpasses without tires. Nobody knew this better than Mama.

So Mama made friends with the woman. She carried the young woman to and from Bible study. They laughed together. Cooked together. They hung out. And sometimes when the young woman thought she and my mother were all alone, she would weep. One spring morning Mama took me for a ride. We rode dirt roads until we landed in a salvage yard. An automobile cemetery on the edge of the Earth.

There were miles of brokedown vehicles surrounded by weeds and barbed-wire fences. The dead vehicles were organized by era.

A man in overalls greeted Mama, somewhere between the 1950’s and ‘60s. He led us to a three-sided barn where he kept an early ‘70s Ford Bronco—with corroded fenders and a spider-web cracked windshield. Mama haggled the price for nearly 20 minutes. My mother was as shrewd as a Texan horse trader when it came to spending money. She used every milligram of her feminie wiles, batting her eyelashes, giggling often.

Letters to the Editor Dear Old Mom

Lyle, your Mother's Day cover story made a blind woman rejoice! My maternal grandmother from Dublin who turned 90 last April asked me "Paddy darling, d'ya think The Paper will have a special Mother's Day story fer us readers come May?" I refused to get her hopes up by risking a "yes" so I told her we can only wait and see. She kissed me on my forehead and whispered "Aye, tis would be grand though." When my wife and I saw the cover story I looked Heavenward. My grandmother is "legally blind" so I read to her all the time, though she has some visual, but little of that. She loved the story! And the parts

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When the deal was done, Mama saved big bucks and handed him a wad of cash. In exchange, he begrudgingly handed her the keys. Mama drove the old thing home and parked it in our driveway. That night, Mama made a big supper, she invited the woman and her family over.

When we finished eating, Mama took the woman outside and gave her a set of keys. She did not make a production out of the event. In fact, my mother hardly said anything more than “Here.” The woman covered her mouth and gasped. “Dios mío.”

For as long as I live, I’ll never forget those wonderful foreign words. Together, the two women cried for a long time. It was the hard kind of sobbing. The kind that comes from the belly. My mother never spoke of that night again. And whenever we bring it up, she changes the subject and asks how the Braves are hitting this season. So anyway, a few of us strangers helped the young mother in the supermarket parking lot. We gathered her spilled things—her lipstick, a clot of sticky Lifesaver mints, her cracked cellphone. Her kids were still hollering. She seemed embarrassed by it all.

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empowers our clinicians to provide the next generation of superior care for our patients. For more information, contact Rady Children's Hospital Foundation, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, 858.966.7878

Carlsbad Republican Women Announces May 25th Meeting On Tuesday, May 25th, the Carlsbad Republican Women welcome speaker Paula Whitsell, new Chair of the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC). She will address “San Diego and the Republican Party.” As an outstanding Republican leader, Whitsell is the first woman to hold the Chair title in county GOP history! During the meeting, Whitsell will also help CRWF celebrate the club’s past presidents and long-time members!

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from 9am to 3pm. It is sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, City of Escondido, and John Paul the Great Catholic University. For more details and information for registering, contact the Escondido Chamber at 720 No. Broadway, Escondido, 92025, or call 760.745.2125.

Cowboy Jack At Arrowood in Oceanside, June 4th - Cowboy Jack will be performing on Friday, June 4th, from 5pm-8pm, at the Arrowood Golf Course, 5201-A Village Drive, Oceanside, 92057.

Live vintage country music covering Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and more -- featuring Cowboy Jack solo on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Great quality meals and cocktails. No cover charge. For information, visit www.hankshow.com or https://arrowoodgolf.com/

Paula Whitsell joined RPSDC in 2009 and has continued to actively support the organization. In 2017, she was elected RPSDC Secretary, and in 2018, was elected the RPSDC 2nd Vice Chair. Concurrently, Whitsell is involved in San Diego Republican Women groups and in local political efforts in the South Bay where she resides. Paula Whitsell owns and operates a small business in Chula Vista. She lived and worked in Brazil for 17 years before returning to the San Diego area in 1989 with her family. Having seen socialism in action in Brazil, she is an activist voice for Republican values.

The Carlsbad Republican Women Club focuses on campaigns and elections, getting out the vote, political issues and efforts, registering new Republicans, educating our members and the public, and serving the military and other worthy organizations in our area. CRWF’s May 25th luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. Doors open at 10:30am and the program begins at 11:00am. Cost is $32 per person. Please RSVP and pay online at www.CarlsbadRepublicans.com; reservations close at 12:00noon on Friday, May 21st. No payment at the door. For more information, contact Ann at (760) 415-7006 or annie13035@yahoo.com. Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.

North County Job Fair - A North County Job Fair will be held in Escondido on Thursday, May 27th,

Escondido Public Library Hosts Virtual May Events for Children - Escondido Public Library offers special programming for children in the month of May. All events are virtual, free and open to the public. All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about these programs visit www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Outreach Coordinator, Eveleen Crouthamel, at 760-839-5457 or eveleen.crouthamel@escondidolibrary.org. Virtual Tea Time for Kids for children ages 5-12 years old on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy English tea and snacks, learn about tea etiquette, do a craft, and listen to stories on Zoom with The Grand Tea Room. Registration is required online at www.escondidolibrary.org/register. Once participants receive confirmation, craft and snack kits can be picked up at The Grand Tea Room beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The Grand Tea Room is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 145 West Grand Avenue in Escondido. The San Diego Poetry Annual hosts its annual workshop, Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual for children ages 6-12 virtually on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required online at www.escondidolibrary.org/register. Francisco Bustos and Ying Wu will lead writing activities that stimulate creativity and self-expression. This workshop is free and open to young poets (ages 6 - 12) that reside

in San Diego County. Children's poems and artwork can be submitted via email for consideration in the 2021 KSDPA anthology. Ying Wu is a poetry editor of Writers Resist and the Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual. More examples of her work can be found online at writersresist.com and poetryandartsd.com, as well as in the material world at the San Diego Airport (arts.san.org/portfolio-item/before). Francisco Bustos is poet, musician and member of the spoken work/music collective Frontera Drum Fusion. He is a professor of English composition at Southwestern College (SWC) and hosts SWC Guest Writers Series.

North County Restaurants Participate in Foodies 4 Foster Kids to Benefit Foster Children Promises2Kids partnered with local North County Restaurants in the coastal area, through the month of May, to help raise funds to benefit foster children by reuniting siblings living apart in foster care, supporting high school and college students in reaching their educational goals, providing birthday gifts, and so much more. Restaurants participating in Foodies 4 Foster Kids in Carlsbad include 264 Fresco and Urban Plates. In Carmel Valley area are Urban Plates and Batch & Box. Other restaurants are in Encinitas and Del Mar. This event takes place throughout May during National Foster Care Month.

adhered to. The demo artist will be prominent San Diego watercolor artist Chuck McPherson who has won awards from the National Watercolor Society, as well as the San Diego Watercolor Society. After the demo, Mr. McPherson will judge and critique a piece of artwork that members and guests are invited to share with the group. Non-members are asked to make a voluntary $5.00 donation to the EAA, an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the arts and artists in North County San Diego. The EAA is also announcing its Open Show for the month of June entitled, “Travels of the Mind,” open to members and non-members alike. The drop-off date for artwork is Saturday, June 5th from 11:00am till 4:00pm, with the pick-up date being Saturday, July 3rd from 11:00am till 4:00pm. Entry fees are as follows: members pay $20 for 1st entry, $5.00 each for 2 additional pieces; non-members pay $30 for 1st entry, $10 each for 2 additional pieces. A reception is planned for Second Saturday, June 12 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. The EAA welcomes new members. Please call our gallery at (442) 317-0980, email us at eaa121grand@gmail.com, or visit our website www.escondidoartassociation.com for more information. Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, were honored to host the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit.

"We are so grateful for the support we have received from the community and for our generous restaurant partners for taking a pledge to support local foster children," said Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids. "Not only is this an opportunity to support foster children, but also supporting those in the restaurant industry after a year of uncert a i n t y . " Promises2Kids helps foster chil- Pictured: Brenda Ferich, Diana Cook, Kellie Stafford, Jacquie dren overcome Berzins, Julie Calvario, Charla Boodry, Laura Horn, Wanda the difficulties Prosser, Adele Lancaster of their past and Not pictured: Alida Woodward, Kelly Walker, Mary Catherine grow to become Kirby, Beti An Hynes, Anita Hutchins healthy and successful adults. The community is This forty foot exhibit has been invited to support Promises2Kids traveling across the country from its by dining in, or ordering online at headquarters in Columbia, Maine. participating businsses. If dining The object is to Remember, Honor out is not an option, the community and Teach. Remember our Veterans. can also make an online gift at Honor those who serve. Teach the next generation. Special emphasis give.promises2kids.org/foodies4fos terkids. For more information on is being extended to our Vietnam Foodies 4 Foster Kids, please visit Veterans during this cross country tour. Jennifer Merrill and Stefan www.promises2kids.org. Brann have the duty, and honor, as Escondido Art Association June drivers, caretakers and teachers. Meeting & Demo; Call for Fourteen Vietnam veterans were Artists: - The Escondido Art honored for their service and preAssociation (EAA) will host the sented with a special Vietnam Annual Membership Meeting and Service pin. A platoon of Young first art demonstration in over a year Marines were on hand to witness on Thursday, June 10th, from the presentation of one of them. 1:00pm-4:00pm, at the VFW Auxiliary Post at 230 East Park Social Butterfly Avenue, Escondido. Safety protoCont. on Page 6 cols in place at the time will be


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The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember, Honor and Teach all year long, far beyond the single day in December when wreaths are laid at cemeteries across this great nation. This year ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. December 18 at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries, plus other smaller cemeteries where veterans lie. Wreaths, $15 each, may be purchased year round for delivery on this special day. The wreaths are taken to a gravesite, the veterans name said aloud, and then laid. As long as your name is mentioned, you will not be forgotten.

The DAR is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who aided in some way the colonists fight for independence in the American Revolution. Visit www.santamargarita.californiadar.org and to order wreaths visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.orgCA 0035P

Historical Marker was Dedicated to Five Churches of the Mission The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, joined with Daughters from throughout California, at the San Diego Mission de Alcala on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to dedicate a historical marker to the Five Churches of the Mission, a project of then State Regent, and now Vice President General and Honorary State Regent, Adele Lancaster, and then State Historian, Janice Swayze.

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Parents Urged to Vaccinate Tweens for HPV - The American Cancer Society encourages parents to reschedule missed HPV Vaccine visits for kids. The Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention. In an effort to boost public health and help keep vaccinations on track in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer Society continues efforts around Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a campaign to eliminate HPV cancers as a public health problem, starting with cervical cancer. The ongoing pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers, patients, and policymakers. Data indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on vaccination rates. Many parents have postponed pediatrician visits in order to avoid transmission of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that HPV vaccinations are down by more than 20% or more than 1 million doses in the public sector alone, compared to 2019.

Adding to the challenge is the expected availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. It is predicted that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children as young as 12 years old early this summer. If approved, adolescents who get the vaccine will have a seven to eight-week period when they cannot receive other vaccines before, during, or after the COVID19 protocol. This could impact the number of adolescents who will get their HPV vaccination on time this year. It's important for parents, in consultation with their pediatricians, to reschedule any missed vaccinations now.

"COVID-19 has reversed some of the gains in HPV vaccination uptake that we've worked so hard to make over the years,” said Tad Heitmann, Board Chair for the American Cancer Society’s Southern California Area. “It's critiPictured: Julie Calvario, Alida Woodward, Diana cal that we act quickly to protect the national investCook, Laura Horn, Charla Boodry, Adele ment in HPV vaccination to Lancaster, Jacquie Berzins, Wanda Prosser, protect against these 6 types Brenda Ferich of cancer.” This was to have been done months earlier in honor of the 250th HPV or human papillomavirus is a anniversary of the founding of the common virus that can cause six Mission, but Covid restrictions hit types of cancer. About 14 million at that time. State Historian, people in the United States become Sherrie Stein spoke about the infected with HPV each year. Eight importance of Historical Markers. out of ten people will get HPV at some point in their lifetime. Most The Dedication Ritual was perinfections become undetectable, but formed by Swayze and Lancaster some can go on to cause cancer. and the marker and attendees were HPV vaccination works best when blessed by Rev. Peter M. Escalante. given between ages 9 and 12. The gathering ended with the Vaccination at the recommended singing of God Bless America led ages will prevent more cancers than by Brooke Stewart. The DAR is vaccination at older ages. Children open to any female eighteen years and young adults age 13 through 26 of age or older who is lineally who have not been vaccinated, or descended from an ancestor who who haven't gotten all their doses, aided in some way the colonists should get the vaccine as soon as fight for independence in the possible. Both boys and girls can American Revolution. Visit www.santamargarita. californiadar.org Social Butterfly

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Honoring – and Helping – our Veterans

May is National Military Appreciation Month, with several observances honoring our veterans and their families, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7th, Armed Forces Day on May 15th and Memorial Day on May 31st.

many professions can cost hundreds of dollars and are one of the hurdles many veterans face transitioning to civilian life. AB 1026, introduced by Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R – Apple Valley) will lighten the burden. The bill grants a 50 percent fee reduction for initial state licensing to any honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces or California National Guard. Another bill, AB 1151, also introduced by Assemblyman Smith, will eliminate the $5 fee charged by the DMV for veterans to add the word “VETERAN” to the face of their driver’s license or ID card. The DMV doesn’t need the money -- there is really no reason for this fee.

Honoring the service and sacrifice of our active-duty military and our veterans is important, but supporting them means more than holidays or national commemorations. This session I am very pleased that members of my Caucus have introduced important legislation that will help improve the lives and livelihoods of California’s veterans. The men and women who have worn the uniform, often at great risk AB 291, introduced by and sacrifice, have protected and Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R – defended us all. Eliminating needMurrieta), will provide tax relief to less taxes and fees makes California military survivors taking advantage more affordable for veterans, and of Survivor Benefit Plans (SBPs), a benefits everyone. benefit that many military members choose to opt into. California has Assembly Republican Leader Marie 29,000 survivors receiving SBP Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the payments, and most are over 65. 75th Assembly District in the Today only six states fully tax California Legislature, which includes SBPs. AB 291 will eliminate this the communities of Bonsall, unnecessary, costly burden on mili- Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden tary families. Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, State licensing fees required for

Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Community Paramedicine

We’ve learned a lot over the last year. While there’s been tragedy, we’ve also adapted as a society and hopefully we can use some of the knowledge going forward to help those in need.

We call it “Community Paramedicine” and it is our hope that by delivering services to those hard-to-reach places, we can eliminate the need to drive or transport patients via ambulance, cut down on hospital readmissions and most importantly, save lives.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the County began to provide COVID-19 related services in the unincorporated communities, including COVID-19 tests, COVID-19 vaccinations and eventually expanded to offer flu vaccinations. Because of the success, I proposed a Board letter to look at expanding this effort to help reach our rural communities with more services. This could include connecting patients to primary care, conducing post-hospital visits, and expanding public health education. Also, staff could conduct more home visits focused on reducing falls in the home and providing hospice care.

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

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the limits of healthcare access in our rural San Diego County communities. There are many homebound seniors who struggle to get the proper care they need and we are taking steps to bring services to them.

I’m pleased to report my colleagues unanimously voted to explore the feasibility of establishing a Community Risk Reduction – Community Paramedicine medical services program and return to the Board within 180 with their recommendations for implementation. I’ll keep you updated with the effort and hopefully soon we will be able to provide these services to those who need it!


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Erica Goode's boots, ordered from Saks Fifth Avenue online, don't fit. She sends the footwear back, but the package is lost. Is her refund lost, too?

Q: I recently bought a pair of Ugg rain boots online from Saks Fifth Avenue. They did not fit. I returned them the next day using the company’s prepaid label.

Three weeks later, the tracking information showed that the package was still at a facility in New Jersey. I called Saks customer service and suggested the package might be lost and requested a refund. A representative said Saks would open an investigation.

A week later, I got an email saying that they had not approved my request. I called customer service again and a rep told me that the package had reached the warehouse but that the staff investigating did not have that information and he would start a new investigation.

But the next time I called, a representative told me that there was no way the first customer service rep could know whether the package had reached the warehouse. He promised to open a new investigation. Two days later, a supervisor left me a voicemail message saying Saks could not refund my money because the package was still in transit. I called FedEx, and they said the package had been turned over to the post office but was most likely lost. After a few more calls, I reached a nice woman at Saks, who said she would open another investigation. She apologized for the trouble and offered me a $10 off coupon. Four days later, I called again. A representative said a supervisor would call me back within two hours. Nada. I would like a refund for $153, the price of the boots. -- Erica Goode, New York A: What a mess! I don't understand why companies make it your responsibility to ensure the post office or FedEx works. If you sent the package back to Saks in good faith, and a certain amount of time has elapsed, they should just file an insurance claim for the boots and be done with it. They should not make you wait. Saks should have refunded you quickly. But that would be too simple. Someone has to answer for the late package, and even though you used Saks' prepaid label and followed all of its instructions, that someone was you.

I see companies doing this all the time. Just today, I dealt with a product return at Apple Computer, which was just as bureaucratic. In the end, the company apologized for the problem and blamed a vendor. But that's not what I requested - I just wanted the company to fix the problem. And I blamed Apple for the problem, not its vendor.

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After all, I didn't choose the vendor; Apple did.

When will companies understand that their excuses don't matter? Probably never. But I can hope that someone higher up at Saks (or Apple) will read this and decide to put an end to the corporate excuses. In the meantime, we have corporate contacts that can help. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/saks-fifthavenue/">Saks Fifth Avenue</a> executives on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You sent a polite email to Andrea Robins, the company's director of customer service. She wrote back immediately and sent you a refund and a $50 gift certificate. Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Would-Be Great Love of FDR

If there is anyone still alive who voted for or was a fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt, they may not like this story. Currently, a PBS “Masterpiece Theater” presentation, “Atlantic Crossing,” deals with supposed true events that occurred during World War II between Norway’s Crown Princess Martha and our American president. Princess Martha of Sweden was born Martha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra on March 28 1901. She became the Crown Princess of Norway when she married future King Olav V, and was the mother of the present-day King Harald V.

Carl Baeuerlen cancels his vacation rental in Lanai, Hawaii. But Airbnb says he can't get his money back. The owner says that's wrong. Who's right?

Q: Last spring, I made an Airbnb reservation for a vacation rental in Lanai, Hawaii, in November 2020. Because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions, I canceled the reservation in May.

Airbnb denied me a full refund. I attempted to phone Airbnb to discuss this denial, but the hold time was consistently over two hours. Feeling I had no other recourse, I disputed the claim with Capital One, my credit card company, and was given a conditional refund.

Capital One sided with Airbnb a month later and urged me to resolve this directly with Airbnb. I attempted to do so. I applied for a refund online and was told that, due to the vacation rental's refund policy, there would be no refund. I called the owner and she said she does not have a record of my reservation, nor does she have any money from me for my reservation. She also has no policy that would have denied me a refund.

I contacted Airbnb with this information. A representative promised to call the owner and get back to me. Although she didn't call back, I received a notification from my credit card issuer that a refund of $282 had been issued to my credit card. But I never received it. Can you help me get my money back? - Carl Baeuerlen, Los Altos, Calif.

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Norway’s Crown Princess Martha In 1939, as war loomed over Europe, the Crown Prince Olav and Princess Martha visited the United States. During their visit they were warmly received by FDR and his wife, Eleanor. While in America, the two royals conducted an extensive tour of the upper Midwest where many Norwegian immigrants had settled. During World War II, Martha contributed greatly toward Norway's wartime mobilization. In radio broadcasts she encouraged Norwegian women to take part in the mobilization work. To protect the royal children, Martha crossed the border into her native Sweden, fleeing the approaching German invasion. Showing her determination, when the Swedish border guards refused to let Martha’s entourage pass, she ordered her driver to crash through gate … which he did.

Her presence in Sweden was problematic because of that country’s declared neutrality. President Roosevelt offered her a personal invitation to the United States. Martha accepted; she and her three children crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a U.S. Army transport ship. Meanwhile her husband, Crown Prince Olav, and his father, King Haakon VII, led their government in exile to England to plead for help

against the Nazi invasion of their homeland.

Once in the U.S., Martha and her children initially stayed in the White House. In August 1941, Crown Princess Martha was a busy, but unofficial Norwegian envoy as she traveled with President Roosevelt aboard the presidential yacht, USS Potomac, sailing to Newfoundland and the famed Atlantic Charter meetings with Winston Churchill. The friendship between the Norwegian royals and the Roosevelts was further developed when in 1942, the U.S. presented the exiled Norwegian navy with the gift of a small destroyer renamed the King Haakon VII. Martha officially received the former U.S. Navy ship on behalf of her government.

Her work to assist the American Red Cross greatly impressed FDR and influenced his 1942, "Look to Norway" speech. Novelist and essayist Gore Vidal later asserted that Crown Princess Martha was Roosevelt's "last love." Roosevelt's son James said later, "There was no question that Martha was an important figure in (my) Father's life during the war ... there is a real possibility that a true romantic relationship developed between the president and the princess." Roald Dahl, who later became a well-known author, was a young British RAF fighter pilot during the War assigned to Washington. He agreed. “I was inclined to think all the smoke indicated a real fire. President Roosevelt had it in his mind he would like to sleep with her." Princess Martha spent much of World War II in the United States where she worked tirelessly to keep up support for Norway among the American public and government. Norwegian envoy Trygve Lie, wrote about her wartime work: “During those years of struggle, she was undeniably Norway's Ambassador ‘number one’ because of her charm, humanity, wisdom and tact. As Secretary of Foreign Affairs, I had to turn to her many times, and the results she achieved and the advice she offered, were always of value."

Following a lengthy period of illhealth, Martha died of cancer in Oslo April 5, 1954. Her only son, Harald, is the present-day King of Norway. A large area on the Antarctica continent is named “Princess Martha Coast” in her honor. There’s little more evidence than White House whisperings, a few first-hand observances, and a certain amount of gossip to suggest a romantic relationship between the U.S. president and the Norwegian crown princess. However, during the War there was some animosity between Martha, Eleanor, and

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Milo and Stosh look at each other and realize that they had not informed each other as to what kind of ball they were playing, nor its number. They quickly descend into the valley and, sure enough, their two Titleist golf balls are right next to each at the bottom of the valley in the middle of the fairway. Stosh looks at Milo and says, "We had better get a ruling from a tournament official to straighten this out. This is the Polish Country Club Championships and we don't want to be disqualified for making a mistake and hitting the wrong ball. After all, we are tied for the lead." Soon after, a rules official appears and examines the two # 4 Titleist golf balls. He then looks up at Milo and Stosh and says, "Which one of you is playing the orange ball...?" •••• If everyone jumped off the docks I would too. I'm a sucker for pier pressure. •••• There was once a choleric Colonel Whose oaths were obscene and infolonel. As the chaplain aghast, Gave up protest at last, But wrote it all down in his jolonel. •••• Said a pupil of Einstein: "It's rotten To find I'd completely forgotten That by living so fast All my future's my past, And I'm buried before I'm begot-

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that were poignant, she shed a happy tear. And when it rang of humor she clapped her hands and laughed out loud. When I finished, she hugged me and my wife close and whispered a message to you: "Tell Mr. Davis, may peace and plenty bless his world. And may the Almighty hold him in the palm of His Hand."

And on behalf of my grandmother, please thank Friedrich Gomez for writing it! It goes without saying, but I echo what everyone has already said: "Friedrich is as a brooch which we all clasp to our bosoms." Greatly loved. And fer all the right reasons.

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•••• A tutor who tooted a flute Tried to teach two young tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor: "Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two tooters to toot?" ~ Carolyn Wells ~ •••• A bather whose clothing was strewed By winds that left him quite nude, Saw a girl come along, And unless we are wrong You expected this line to be lewd. •••• I'm forming the unique Invisible Man Marching Band. If you'd like to be part of this exciting adventure, kindly raise your invisible hand. We also have in mind a separate, but equal, Invisible Women's Marching Band. Practice, Rehearsals and Performances will all be at separate locations and at different times - primarily because there is a concern about having Invisible Men and Invisible Women practicing, rehearsing and performing together - because, well, you know, anything could happen. We have no time nor room for Invisible Scandals within our Invisible Organization. Thank you for your understanding, your support, and your participation.

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among the flowers is a tied copy of The Paper with the glowing Mother's Day tribute story! The Paper is elegantly wrapped only in cellophane with red ribbon. My wife loves your weekly news magazine and this will be her bonus to read after the din has subsided and she is quietly sitting with a hot cup of tea. Her favorite times are curling up in such fashion while immersing herself in your weekly publication. Now it's off to bed with me. I'm a midnight Santa of sorts. Thanks Lyle, for not forgetting everyone on Mother's Day! /s/ Geoffrey T. Lane San Diego County

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Thank you for the Mother's Day story. Learned a lot and laughed along the way. Too emotional to write further words of praise and gratitude here.

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Earlier today I snuck a beautiful bouquet of flowers into our extra refrigerator in the garage (which is a type of rumpus room). There

Droughts are when something (such as water) is missing. Spiritual droughts are especially tough. It’s during those times that we can’t “feel” God’s presence or hear his voice. I’ve had such times. It’s what the ancients called “the dark night of the soul”.

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Thank you, Lyle. It's been over a month since my last text to you expressing my great sorrow over the loss of your eldest lad, Scott Davis. I've been 'there.' Yet, there are simply no words. Except to say you are not alone. Many mourn the same as you. Great love,

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From Arlene, Jacob, and Barbara Tibbets family. North San Diego. A major contributor to our tragic beach erosion problems are gophers and squirrels.

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Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos

Ever get discouraged? Seasons of spiritual drought are common to those serious about the Christlike life. I remember, early in my Christian life, the joy of getting into God’s word, praying with faith, and seeing amazing things happen. There is nothing like the joy of newfound faith. God seemed to shower his grace upon me.

However, during various seasons throughout my life, droughts have come. The rain of God’s favor seemed absent. Like an old hymn I was taught to sing…” mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead”.

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If you have not experienced a spiritual drought, I am thankful you have not. But for those of us who have, remember this: God is working – even when we don’t see it. Seeds planted now may lie in the ground but eventually breakthrough and we can see fruitfulness again. Stories of people in the Bible bring encouragement. Moses, David, Elijah, Jeremiah, and many others experienced times of spiritual dryness. Others in church history experienced such. Grasping the “joy” of the Lord can strengthen us during spiritual times of discouragement. Focusing on Him can help us endure such seasons. In winter season, we can rest. Things can begin to bloom again.

My prayers are with you if you are experiencing such a season of dryness and drought. God sees you, hears you and can restore your soul.

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Cocos Fire Anniversary Reminds Us to Prepare As we approach the six-year anniversary since the Cocos fire, we are reminded of the importance of being prepared for unexpected emergencies. In May 2014, the Cocos fire quickly spread through canyons and into our community. The wildfire destroyed over 1,900 acres and dozens of homes and buildings.

Emergency preparedness is a top priority for the City of San Marcos. Residents play an important role in emergency planning and preparedness. Taking time to prepare now can help protect you, your family, and your home from wildfire. Here are a few tips from Ready.gov to prepare for wildfires: • Recognize warnings and alerts • Make an emergency plan • Review important documents • Strengthen your home • Know your evacuation zone • Gather supplies

You can also register with AlertSanDiego at www.readysandiego.org to receive emergency notifications. To learn more about how you can prepare, visit the City’s Wildfire Safety webpage.

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They are the culprits because of their digging holes and tunnels of destruction. They destroy vegetation and loosen rocks and soil. The disturbed earth creates a different and powerful water flow carrying soil, vegetation and rocks. This is an easy situation to evaluate. Just observe the results before and after a rain. The little rascals are fun to feed and observe but not worth the cost to the coast line in life and loss of land. The catastrophic dangers of bluff slides killing people, damage includes homes, property and lost coast line necessitating removing or destroying the gophers and squirrels.

This is not a difficult decision in view of the disastrous and deadly damages their constant erosion of the bluffs cause to life and property. L. Neal Hook Escondido, CA.

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Am I a racist?

Fact. I never used to be .As a young lad delivering papers during the war years in London, I'd run a mile to see a Black or yellow man come to that , they just didn't exist .However it wasn't until the American troops arrived to help our cause that I saw many different races, unaware at the time and too young to understand prejudice and discrimination that dwelled among the rank. And years later in the late fifties when I immigrated to this great country I experienced it firsthand particularly in the southern states and was not impressed and to date never will be. During that time, I've met many great people of all races particularly in the sports field, i/e Pop Warner, Soccer. However since the George Floyd

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Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Last week I asked you to do a little research on Single Use Plastics. I hope you did. Now you may be thinking should we ban single use plastics. I think that is the wrong question. I think the question should be, knowing what we know about a growing hazard, what actions locally should we do to help preserve a healthy and safe environment for our community’s future. And what have other communities done who are facing the same problem as us. What we shouldn’t do is avoid exploring and understanding the issue.

We know other cities and countries have already taken action. And we know that there are some relatively simple programs that are voluntary, but do reduce the plastic footprint. One that comes to mind is the Surfrider Foundation Ocean friendly restaurant. By the way, you can find them in states like Utah or Iowa. And we know that some companies like Dr. Bronner’s Soaps have fully committed to recycled plastic, compostable paper and a host of other initiatives, and none of them have gone out of business. All they’ve done is looked at a real problem and adapted their processes to mitigate the impact. We as a community should be able to do the same. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, MacPaul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

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Are we a morally bankrupt, systemically evil nation of racists and bigots?

For the month of May we are taking a break from writing about personal computer issues to discuss “identity politics” and “cancel culture.” These subjects are a matter of concern to us and many of our friends and customers. There is an uneasy feeling that some malignancy is chewing away at the fabric of our American culture and threatening our core values and way of life. There is the feeling that a small but very loud segment of society has usurped the moral high ground shouting down opposition to their irrational and emotion driven con-

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demnation of America. Women’s rights advocates play the “cancel culture card” on Prince Charming’s kiss that awakened Sleeping Beauty calling it a non-consensual sexual attack. The “woke” folks have only just discovered offensive racial caricatures in the hilarious illustrations of eighty year old Dr Seuss children’s books. University officials have condoned “safe spaces” on campus where fragile students cannot be exposed to any beliefs that might conflict with a student and faculty approved “standard” belief system. Words, books, ideas and even people are being cancelled or banned at a frightening pace.

Those of us who lived through the middle years of the 20th century and actually experienced institutional segregation, open hostility toward gays, rampant job discrimination against women and a thousand other biases born of ignorance, that today exist only as microscopic vestiges, are perplexed by the surge of national self flagellation. We are proud that America has become a World leader in judging our fellows as individuals and not through the assignment of “group” characteristics. Yet today we see ourselves being pulled backward into “identity politics” by “activists” who judge America to be deeply flawed and bigoted. It has been said that “If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Every incident, news item or human activity is re-interpreted to fit the narrative of these “single issue advocates” and used as kindling to stoke

The Appraiser’s Corner The Western Calendar

How often do we travel to countries across the world, and take for granted that wherever we are everyone uses the same months and days? We all do. That has been the way it is for a long time, even if there are religious observances in some cases which may occur on different dates each year.

But it wasn’t always that way. Not by a long shot. Very early on, men calculated time by observing periods of light and darkness that alternated. This solar day has been considered the earliest form of the calendar. Next was the arbitrary calendar, which was the counting of days over and over. That didn’t work, as early civilization farmers could not calculate the best time to plant their crops. Humans then started observing the sun’s passage through a fixed point, and the solar calendar began.

The Egyptian calendar was one of the first truly scientific ones. Each year had 12 months, and each month had exactly 30 days. Each month had three weeks, each lasting 10 days. Later, the Babylonian calendar was developed, which was based on 12 lunar months. A new month began when a new crescent moon appeared. The Greeks had a similar calendar, but

experimented with a democratic state calendar consisting of 10 arbitrary months, and an agricultural calendar.

The Romans got into the act when Romulus created a calendar that had 10 months in the year, with each month lasting 30 or 31 days. The Romans eventually had a number of calendars, the most notable one being the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was started in 45 BC by Julius Caesar, and had 12 months. Months were of different lengths, and in fact, one Julian year consisted of only 355 days. Thanks to Caesar, a number of reforms were made, which have been incorporated into the calendar we know today. For one, February was given an extra day so that it is now 28 days. Each week was reduced from eight days to seven. Also, Caesar introduced the leap year rule, which said that every fourth year was a leap year.

It was in the 14th century that the powerful Roman Church decided the “Anno Domini” dating, or “AD”, was implemented, which is the counting of years from the time of Jesus Christ’s incarnation.

Things went pretty smoothly until 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII thought that there should be a change in the Julian calendar. The

the fires of hatred and division in the name of freedom, justice and equity. Facts that don’t support their agenda are denied or ignored.

Their most common weapons are “political correctness” and “cancel culture.” The core practitioners AKA “social justice warriors” are “identity group advocates” and to a great extent, university students and teaching faculty. In all fairness, only the most radical activists self identify with the SJW sobriquet since it is commonly used as a pejorative to identify the lunatic fringe of the campus uber-left. The stridency of these campus leaders has a major impact on university undergraduates. The SJWs profess to promote freedom, justice and equity for all regardless of color, sexual identity, religion, culture etc. This theme resonates among young men and women in the process of establishing their own sense of self and belief systems. Appreciation for the principles of freedom, justice and

equity are etched in our DNA as Americans, and to a man, (or woman), it is our nature to oppose any perceived threat to these sacred principles. Young men and women approaching adulthood are eager to prove themselves and put their own stamp on our culture. They are predisposed to toss out the worldviews of their parents and willingly accept non-traditional interpretations of the American experience. Their teachers are only too willing to oblige. Years of dealing with the annual tide of youthful iconoclasts creates a condition among many teachers that combines Stockholm syndrome with arrested development. The result is an un-tethered teaching style that abets any alternative to existing norms, a mirror to their young student’s mindset.

In the coming weeks we will explore the origins, validity and direction of the current “woke” movements. Next week: American racism.

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Julian calendar was based on 365 ¼ days a year, but really it was technically 11 minutes less. As a result, the Gregorian calendar, based on precise calculations of vernal equinoxes had to do some adjusting. Three leap years were removed for every 400 years. All was set, and everyone should have been happy.

But that was not the case. Some people in England thought that since their calendars had to be adjusted 12 days forward that they were losing 12 days of their life. Oh, well.

But speaking of Marilyn Monroe, a 1962 sterling silver calendar presented to President John Kennedy by Tiffany’s went at auction in 2013 for a pretty pricey sum. Would you believe $30,000? As for me, I’m satisfied going to my local office supply store in November of every year and buying a calendar for the following year.

The Gregorian calendar is the standard and most widely used calendar in the world today, referred to as the Western calendar.

Calendars have been favorites among collectors. For some reason, sports celebrities, as well as politicians, have been akin to signing calendars.

Take for example, two calendars, from 1981 and 1982 that were signed by the University of North Carolina basketball team, went for almost $2300. Amazing, you might say, except that both of the calendars had pictures of a young Michael Jordan, and of course, his signatures. A 1957 Brown & Bigelow calendar, signed by Joe DiMaggio, was sold for almost $5700. It would have sold for a lot more if Marilyn Monroe had also signed it.

Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at info@jefffigler.com or at 877-4723087.


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A: You should be able to get a full refund. But your case is a little complicated. Let's see if we can unpack it. Airbnb had an "extenuating circumstances" policy that allowed guests to cancel reservations for stays made on or before March 14, 2020, with check-in dates between March 14, 2020, and April 14, 2020. But you were outside of that window. That means the Airbnb extenuating circumstances policy didn't apply to your rental in Lanai. But here's where things get interesting. Airbnb claims your rental wasn't refundable, but the owner says there was no such policy. So who is right? I'll get to the answer in a moment.

You ran out of patience and filed a credit card dispute. In credit card parlance, that's called a friendly dispute, because you were doing business with Airbnb. And your bank sided with Airbnb, which further complicated your case.

I think a brief, polite email to one of Airbnb's executives might have helped. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of <a href="https://elliott.org/companycontacts/airbnb">Airbnb's top customer service managers</a> on my website, Elliott.org. So whose policy should prevail -the owner's or Airbnb's? I think the rules to which you agree are the rules that bind you. But those weren't the rules to which the owner agreed, so you have some wiggle room. I'm unhappy that the owner never received your deposit. That suggests Airbnb simply pocketed your deposit. I guess that's how Airbnb justifies its $80 billion valuation. Given the fact that Airbnb had already promised a refund, I think the process should have been pretty straightforward. I contacted Airbnb on your behalf, and you received your $282 deposit back. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, the long-time personal secretary to FDR, who was considered part of the Roosevelt family. Reportedly, “Missy” was “infatuated” with the president and quite jealous of Martha’s unusual closeness to Roosevelt. FDR’s confinement to leg braces and a wheelchair allegedly were all that hindered him from more extensive romantic dalliances. Apparently, there’s more truth than fiction to this historic episode of World War II, otherwise PBS’ Masterpiece Theater wouldn’t have labeled their miniseries “Based Upon True Events.” The so-called FDR affair(s) are the stuff from which legends are developed. And, as a famous movie director once said: “If you have the choice of telling the truth over legend, go with the legend … it’s

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scenario my thoughts are rapidly changing. The Riots, B.L.M., The media. The T.V. is being rammed down our throat. Ther hate that is being generated though these organizations is so sad. Only two weeks ago 60 minutes presented us with one hour of black, black, black. I was so disgusted I switched it off . The pendulum I'm afraid is not leval anymore. Am I a racist? Cheers Lyle.. Derek Tatum Escondido

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She was too stressed to even thank her new friends. She simply drove away and God knows where she's going, or what time she'll get supper on the table.

I don't know what her struggles are, or how she makes ends meet. I don't know whether she feels like a failure, or whether she cries when nobody is looking.

But I know one thing: It’s hard work being a mother in this unstable world. And anyone who does it, and does it sincerely, deserves a lot more than one Sunday in May. They deserve the universe, the unabashed love of ten thousand lifetimes. Or at the very least, a Ford Bronco. Dios mío. Happy Mother’s Day.

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

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007627 The name of the business: Hair Biz Hairstyling, located at 1560 Creek Street, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Debra Ann Gates 7555 Agua Dulce Court Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/1/1986 /s/ Debra Ann Gates, Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006927 The name of the business: Perceptions Interior Design, located at 1118 S. Pacific St. #F, Oceanside, CA. 92054 Registrant Information: Carolann Stark 1118 S. Pacific St., #F Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Carolann Stark Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/12/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006717 The name of the business: id created, located at 1780 La Costa Meadows Dr., #104, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Spruce & Gander, Inc. 1780 La Costa Meadows Dr. #104 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Mark Anderson, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/10/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007080 The name of the business: Tigress Floral Co., located at 114 Walsh St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054 Registrant Information: Autumn Dawn Woznicki 114 Walsh St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Autumn Dawn Woznicki Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/13/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007808 The name of the business: Imanis Fragrance; Imanis Scents; Imanis Essentials, located 640 N. Centre City Pkwy #4204, Escondido, Ca. 92025. Registrant Information: Breshanea Raeshon Duncan 640 N. Centre City Pkwy, #4204 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Breshanea Raeshon Duncan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/21

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

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

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007741 The name of the business: Paris’s Pampered Pets, located at 1597 East Vista Way, Suite C, Vista, Ca. 92083. Paris Mae Burnett 230 Grapevine Rd., #157 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/25/2006 /s/ Paris Mae Burnett Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007099 The name of the business: Blooms Con Amor, located at 4163 Marvin St., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. Registrant Information: Alma L. Gonzalez 4163 Marvin St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Alma L. Gonzalez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/13/2021 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007812 The name of the business: Paragon Tile Contracting, located at 5507 Nanday Ct., Oceanside, Ca. 92057 Registrant Information: Michael Patrick Cudal 5507 Nanday Ct. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/01/2021 /s/Michael Patrick Cudal Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008311 The name of the business: Oceanside Pedego, located at 201 N. Myers St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: O’sides E-Bike LLC 2978 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 130 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ John Orndorff, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/26/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008045 The name of the business: R. J. Designs, located a 2416 Cades Way, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: Joni Janine Wait 3726 Hillview Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 Renee Van Horn 2517 Sarbonne Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is operated by a General Partnership. First day of business 5/9/07. /s/ Joni Janine Wait Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/22/2021 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 & 5/20/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007861 The name of the business: Jazzercise of San Marcos, located at 407 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., Ste 103, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Jazz Fitness of San Marcos, LLC 662 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 11/01/2008 /s/ Donna R. Brown, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007306 The name of the business: Cali DreamCo, located at 211 Woodland Pkwy #216, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Sydney Faith Pearson 211 Woodland Pkwy #216 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individuial. First day of business 4/01/21 /s/ Sydney Faith Pearson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007968 The name of the business: American Cups and Plates; American Food Service, located at 187 Santar Pl., San Marcos, CA., 92069. Registrant Information: SSN Enterprises, Inc. 187 Santar Pl. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Nazir Khamisa, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/21/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008068 The name of the business: Luvecco, located at 1184 Caprise Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Yu-Jin Song 1184 Caprise Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Yu-Jin Song Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/23/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006223 The name of the business: Poppin Duo, located at 706 N. Freeman St., Apt 6, Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Louis Yager Cantwell 706 N. Freeman St., Apt 6 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Louis Yager Cantwell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/02/2021& 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, & 5/20/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007298 The name of the business: CIG LIFE; CIG CAFE, located at 334 Via Vera Cruz Suite 101, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: CANAAN Invest ment Group Inc. 334 Via Vera Cruz Suite 101 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/Benjie Benas, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008254 The name of the business: The Zen Den, located at 245 Main Street, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Sarah Marie Terrazas 645 Venetia Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT FirstNAME day of business n/a. #2021-9009491 /s/Sarah Marie Terrazas The name of the business: Elena Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., French Cafe; Elena French CountyCrepes Clerk/Recorder of San Crepes Cafe and Coffee, located at Diego on 4/26/2021 511 5/6,Piedr 5/13, View 5/20 &Way, 5/27Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Elena Vasilyevna & Hassan Elsharkawy 3675 Barnard Dr. #219 Oceanside, CA. 92055 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR This business is operated by a marriedCHANGE couple. OF NAME 37-2021-00018649-CU-PT-CTL First day of business 10/12/16 TO Elena ALL Vasilyevna INTERESTED PERSONS: /s/ Petitioner Sharifi filed a petition Filed withNafize Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., with this court for a decree changing County Clerk/Recorder of San names on as 5/10/2021 follows: Present name: Diego Nafize Sharifi 5/13, 5/20, 5/27to& Proposed 6/3/2021 name Nafize Sharifa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this FICTITIOUS matter shall appear before BUSINESSthis court at the hearing indicated below to NAME STATEMENT show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. #2021-9008942 Any person objecting to the name changes described file a The name of above the must business: written objections that includes the reaGypsealust, located at 1062 sons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to Bellingham Drive, Oceanside, CA. be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should 92057. not be granted. If no written objection Information: isRegistrant timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Alyssa Mendoza Ramos NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: June 17, Drive 2021 8:30a.m., 1062 Bellingham Department 101. Oceanside, 92057 The address CA. of the court is: Central Division, Hall of This business is Justice, operated330 by W. an Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause individual. shall be published at least once each First for day of successive business7/02/2015 week four weeks prior to the date set for hearing Ramos on the petition /s/ Allyssa Mendoza in the following newspaper of general circulation, this county: San Filed with printed Ernest in J. Dronenburg Jr., Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, County San 845 W. San Clerk/Recorder Marcos Blvd, San of MApril 28, 2021. Diego on 5/01/2021 /s/Lorna A. Slksne Judge of the Superior Court5/27 & 6/3/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27/2021

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00011570-CU-PTCTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Stacy Marie Naccarato filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Stacy Marie Naccarato to Proposed name Lumin Rivera Naccarato 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 16, 2021 8:30a.m., Department 61 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR AT THE AABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHED. The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. 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 Date Filed April 28, 2021. /s/ Lorna A. Alksne Judge of the Superior Court 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/03/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00018649-CU-PTCTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Nazifa Sharifi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Nazifa Sharifi to Proposed name Nazif Sharifa. 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 17, 2021 8:30a.m., Department 61 The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR AT THE ABOVE DATE. SEE ATTACHED. 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 Date Filed April 28, 2021. /s/ Lorna A. Alksne Judge of the Superior Court 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27/2021

ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.

Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.

Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court.


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