May 21, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 20
Another Record Python!
By Harry Dismuke
In 1953 I was flying as a crew member in Military Air Transport Service (MATS). Stationed in Hawaii we had the pleasure of flying to Tokyo, Manila or to Travis AFB in California on regular bases. About twice a month they would chose one of these colorful spots for us to visit with the agreement that we deliver and pick up either people or cargo. What a deal. We usually had about a day and a half to two days lay-over to exploit the The Paper - 760.747.7119
best we could. I’m sorry to say I wasted some of those days in those wild drinking establishments but not all. Occasionally there would come up a special flight to a different location. I must say I got more than my share of these. Sometimes it would be Bangkok or Karachi, sometimes it was Fiji or Australia. This was tough duty and I had to endure this for 24 short months. This special trip was to Wake Island. Comparing this destination with all the
others, this was one I could pass up and not feel badly about it. Lucky for the free world I was not in charge and they requested my cooperation and I went.
Being only 21 years old I’m sorry but I didn’t know much about this little atoll. Once seeing it, I could not see much future for it as a resort either. Unbeknownst to me The Pan American Airways in 1935 started a refueling station there for their China Clipper. However, I was somewhat
aware that a heroic yet unsuccessful defense was put up by the U. S. Marines In Dec. of 1941 the Japanese overwhelmed them to take the Island.
After flying at over 9000 ft. and coming down to a South Pacific island, the first thing that hit me was the heat and humidity. In those days we flew the Navy R5D (C-54) transport and so we had the full effect of no pressurization. Some of those flight were 1215 hours long so fatigue was a
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What do we do on small islands?
You have two choices of what to do, go to the beer hall or go to the beach. Luckily we chose the latter. What a beach, anyway you went, you would run into a beach. A fellow crew member and I started out for the northwest part of the island. It was the most remote, with no one else around. We could see the bow of a ship sticking out of the water. The closer we got to it we guessed it to be maybe 150 yards out from the beach. The water was a welcome relief from the heat. After horsing around trying to see who was the best swimmer, our eyes and conversation would always return to the ship. What could be on it? Any dead bodies still on board? We didn’t know what country it belonged to. After bragging what a good swimmers we both were, I said “I would challenge you to swim out to the ship but I was afraid you couldn’t make it.” That was all it took. We were on our way. Once over the
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Yogi Berra accepted an honorary degree from St. Louis University and delivered the commencement speech for 1,900 graduates and 10,000 in attendance at Scottrade Center
Yogi doesn't so much command the English language as he corkscrews it. It is part of what makes the baseball Hall of Famer and pride of the Hill one of America 's endearing figures.
So here is, in its entirety, Yogi's dissertation:
"Thank you all for being here tonight. I know this is a busy time of year, and if you weren't here, you could probably be somewhere else. I especially want to thank the administration at St. Louis University for making this day necessary. It is an honor to receive this honorary degree.
wonderful to be here in St.
breakers the water was not choppy but we encountered large swells. We made it to the ship, but we could not find a way to get on board. One way was to swim around to the far side and come in from the top of the ship or we could climb up the anchor chain. We were tired of swimming so up the chain we went. The ship was wedged into the coral reef and was hanging about 45 degrees. About half the ship had broken off. What a picture that was setting on top of the bow looking down at the rest of the ship as it met the water line just past the bridge. The coral could be seen on which the ship was wedged. Very beautiful light blue colored water. Then the color went deep dark blue where it dropped off. Descending down that 45 degrees slope it took a little agility until we got to the deck ladders. We found that it was a Japanese transport Sowu Maru.
were spotted by two American Subs. The sub named, “USS Tunny” shot two torpedoes. One hit Bay #4 and one hit in Bay #5, both were in the rear of the ship. No ship can stay afloat with this much damage. They were going to sink. The captain rammed his ship into the coral along the shore. He tried to save as many lives as he could.
The ship was an older passenger transport of Japan. In April, 1943,it was loaded with supplies and people to be delivered to three islands in the Pacific. The last one was Wake Island, the most distant of all. They knew this was a very dangerous trip. Luckily they made it all the way safely.
The latest news is that the rest of the ship has fallen off the coral reef.
The Sowu Maru Story
Just off of Wake Island they
Louis and to visit the old neighborhood. I haven't been back since the last time I was here. Everything looks the same, only different. Of course, things in the past are never as they used to be. Before I speak, I have something I'd like to say. As you may know, I never went to college, or high school for that matter. To be honest, I'm not much of a public speaker, so I will try to keep this short as long as I can. As I look out upon all of the young people here tonight, there are a number of words of wisdom I might depart. But I think the most irrelevant piece of advice I can pass along is this:
The most important things in life are the things that are least important.
I could have gone a number of directions in my life. Growing up on the Hill, I could have opened a restaurant or a bakery. But the more time I spent in places like that, the less time I wanted to spend there. I knew that if I wanted to play baseball, I was going to have to play baseball. My childhood friend, Joe Garagiola , also became a big-league ballplayer, as did my son, Dale I think you'll find the similarities in our careers are quite different.
You're probably wondering, how does a kid from the Hill become a New York Yankee and get in the Hall of Fame? Well, let me tell you something, if it was easy nobody would do it. Nothing is impossible until you make it pos-
Another American sub USS Finback, spotted it and fired a torpedo into its bow just before it rammed the coral.
On board were 1,091 people. They were scurrying for their lives. Miraculously only 14 people were killed.
This was April 5th,1943. Among the people that had sailed on this ship in its glory days, was Charlie Chaplin and Admiral Yamamoto. I visited the ship in 1953. It was a half ship then, because the back half had broken off.
We continue with the on-board story We could go up the ladder all the way to the bridge and once you’re there you could see the mess made by sailors scrambling for their lives. The life sible.
Of course, times were different. To be honest, I was born at an early age. Things are much more confiscated now. It seems like a nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. But let me tell you, if the world was perfect, it wouldn't be. Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
You'll make some wrong mistakes along the way, but only the wrong survive. Never put off until tomorrow what you can't do today. Denial isn't just a river in Europe Strive for success and remember you won't get what you want unless you want what you get. Some will choose a different path. If they don't want to come along, you can't stop them. Remember, none are so kind as those who will not see.
Keep the faith and follow the Commandments: Do not covet thy neighbor's wife, unless she has nothing else to wear. Treat others before you treat yourself. As Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt once said, 'The only thing you have to fear is beer itself.' Hold on to your integrity, ladies and gentlemen. It's the one thing you really need to have; if you don't have it, that's why you need it. Work hard to reach your goals, and if you can't reach them, use a ladder. There may come a day when you get hurt and have to miss work. Don't worry, it won't hurt to miss work. Over the years, I have realized that baseball is really just a
jacket bin was empty and trash was everywhere. There were books, maps, newspapers, letters scattered everywhere. The showers, the bunks and decks were all made of wood. The wooden beds had rotten sheets over straw. I found an empty sake bottle under a straw mattress with cork still in it. On the bottom deck, at least as for as we could go down, we could see the most beautiful collection of fish swimming within the ship below us. We could only wish we could have taken a picture of it. From the largest to the very smallest they seemed to enjoy their hideaway. Working our way back up the deck was not so easy as sliding down. At the top again we took final look at that dark blue-black water in the ship and wondered if anybody could have survived. Climbing down the anchor chain and the swim back to the beach we were very quiet. We were tired and it was getting late. We headed back to the base. The next morning we were set to take off back to Hawaii and while we were checking our manifest, we told a local officer what we did the day
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menopause for life. We all have limitations, but we also know limitation is the greatest form of flattery. Beauty is in the eyes of Jim Holder Half the lies you hear won't be true, and half the things you say, you won't ever say.
As parents you'll want to give your children all the things you didn't have. But don't buy them an encyclopedia, make them walk to school like you did. Teach them to have respect for others, especially the police. They are not here to create disorder, they are here to preserve it. Throughout my career, I found good things always came in pairs of three. There will be times when you are an overwhelming underdog. Give 100 percent to everything you do, and when that's not enough, give everything you have left 'Winning isn't everything, but it's better than rheumatism.' I think Guy Lombardo said that. Finally, dear graduates and friends, cherish this moment; it is a memory you will never forget. You have your entire future ahead of you. Good luck and Bob's speed." ••••
"Schwarzenegger Fathered A Child With Member Of Household Staff."
We didn't have household staff
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Oceanside Morning Farmers Market to Reopen May 21st - On Thursday, rain or shine, from 9am to 1pm, the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market will reopen as a no-touch market in downtown Oceanside, on Pier View Way from Tremont to Ditmar streets with three divided sections; two sections on the east side and one on the west side of North Coast Highway. In this new configuration, the market will provide an open-air, socially distanced and cart-free alternative to traditional grocery shopping. Following local and state guidelines, the Oceanside Farmers Market will reopen as a no-touch market to ensure the safety and
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He shot back, “You before. damn fools! That beach is off limits. No one is to swim there because we have had trouble with sharks out there. They hang around there because of the abundance of fish.” I swear this to be 95% true Harry Dismuke
There is an added story I must tell:
Pan American Airways set up Wake Island before the war for a refueling station for the China Clipper. At the time of the Jappaness invasion the men were given arms to help defend the island. They all pitched in to help. After the Japs took over they rounded up the Pan American employees and marched them to the north west side of the island. They lined them all up in a row and shot all of them.
This story was over looked a long time until somone noticed carvings on a rock and by cleaning it off there were letters stating I think 91 men were killed here and the date. A fatally wounded man found the strength to carve this information on a rock. And it is still there.
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well-being of attendees and vendors. The market will consist of farmers and prepackaged food only. There will be less than 40 vendors set up, spaced at least 10 feet apart across the three sections to allow for the appropriate spacing required for social distancing. Market guests will be limited to 50 per section. Hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the market. Vendors are also required to have hand-washing stations at their booths and to wear masks and gloves. At the no-touch market, vendors will be handling your selected produce or products for you. On-site sampling will not be allowed. Social distancing will be enforced inside the market venue, and masks are required to enter the market. During these uncertain times, you are asked that you send only one person to shop. Bring your own bag. No pets are allowed. "For more information, contact Cathy Nykiel, MainStreet Oceanside, at 760.754.4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2020 - A day to remember our fallen veterans. Unfortunately, there will be none of the usual services at Miramar National Cemetery or Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. No Scouts are allowed
Editor’s Note: The writer, Harry Dismuke, is a long time resident of North San Diego County, now living in a retirement community in Santa Margarita, CA., (near Mision Viejo), with his wife, Dee.
Harry and Dee lived in San Marcos for about nine years.Between them, they have three kids, all grown, all happy. We met Harry when he was a volunteer for Los Caballeros de Aventura, a youth diversion program, for which volunteered and was active for at least 10 years.
Turns out ol’ Harry rather enjoys writing. He sent this story along which we publish as a bonus for your reading pleasure: The Havasupai Indian Reservation - Bottom of Grand Canyon
This was a trip by the Boy Scouts of troop 493 from Whittier ,Calif. In the 1970’s my son and I were very active in the troop. I planned some of their outings and one that I was the most proud was the trip to the bottom of the
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to walk the cemeteries placing American Flags at each. That doesn’t mean that you should go about your day without thinking of those who have given their all. You can fly your flag at half-staff until noon. If you have a flag attached to the house instead of a free standing one, tie a black ribbon to it. The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the San Diego Chapter 316 United States Daughter of 1812 invites you to join them in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm Eastern. Our fallen deserve to be remembered even when the world around us is in chaos. Visit www.santamargarita.californiadar.org or http://www.U.S.D.aughters.org. MiraCosta Horticulture Plant Sale - Update: There is no plant sale this year because of Covid-19. We hope to have a small sale in the fall and return to our regular sale in the spring next year.
Help Donate to San Diego Food Bank - Baker Electric Home Energy is asking for your help in donating 100,000 meals to the San Diego Food Bank. Donate today and Baker will match your contribution dollar for dollar through May 31st, up to $20,000.
This month, the San Diego Food Bank will distribute food to more than 600,000 individuals in San Diego County due to COVID-19. Help us reach our goal of donating 100,000 meals to San Diegan’s in need during this critical time. Your $1 donation now provides 10 meals! Visit sandiegofoodbank.org/baker for more information, and because every penny counts right now! Or call 877.578.8080 for more information.
I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 619 and want to know when the troop began. Answer: The first Boy Scout troop in Valley Center was organized in 1937 with 14 members. It was sponsored by The Grange, a community agricultural organization which supported multiple local groups. There also was a Valley Center Girl Scouts chapter whose start date has not been determined; however, it is mentioned in a 1952 newspaper story.
I know there have been a lot of celebrities and movie stars who have lived here, but who was the first? Answer: Actor-dancer Fred Astaire was a youth when his parents would visit family friends at their adobe ranch home on Valley Center Road. In 1933, the local family moved and Astaire, by then an up-and-coming vaudeville star, purchased the property. For many years, he and his wife and children lived here and raised horses, one a prize winner. Other celebrities took up roots here and in Pauma Valley, but it is not believed that any movie stars moved here because of fellow actors. Only John Wayne and Randolph Scott were known to be acquaintances. The historic Astaire adobe home remains a private residence. Does the street called The Yellow Brick Road have any connection to the movie, "The Wizard of Oz"? Answer: The origin and meaning of local street names is one of the most frequently asked questions of the Historical Society, and this is one of the favorites. No, there is no connection between the two. In the early 1970s, Charles Staadecker purchased a 17-acre farm on a dirt road with no name. He asked the County if he could give the street that whimsical name, and it was approved. Over the years, streets that intersect with The Yellow Brick Road have been named Wizard Way, Ozland Drive, Emerald City Drive and Dorothy Lane. Coincidentally, actor Jack Haley who played the Tin Man in the 1939 film lived nearby, and MGM producer Sam Zimbalist, who was responsible for an earlier version of "Oz" was a longtime resident of Fruitvale Road.
Museum Shut but More Questions Asked - The Valley Center History Museum, closed indefinitely, remains actively engaged in providing historical and ancestral information to researchers and students engaged in virtual learning. A volunteer who is on site at various hours responds to all inquiries made via telephone or email. Here are more examples of recent inquiries to the museum. Each is typical of questions regularly received by the local Historical Society. The Valley Center History Museum can be reached via email at museum@vchistoSome of the original Valley Center Boy Scouts at a farm on Vesper Road in 1937. One of the troop ry.org or by calling youths is identified as Willy Bates who was one of 760.749.2993. five brothers who founded the iconic nut farm.
The Paper • Page 4 • May 21, 2020 Oceanside Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car
On Wednesday May 13, at approximately 8:45 pm, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at 4147 Oceanside Blvd. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive female lying in the eastbound lanes. Life saving measures were immediately performed by the officers on scene followed by Oceanside Paramedics. The unidentified female was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
Based on physical evidence at the scene, and the statement of the driver involved, it appears that the female was crossing Oceanside Blvd. legally south to north at a break in the road. The 22-year-old male driver was traveling eastbound on Oceanside Blvd. when he noticed the pedestrian and tried to swerve to avoid the collision. Following the collision, the driver remained on scene and was cooperative with police. Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision however, distracted driving was a possible factor. The decedent has not been identified at this time. The investigation is ongoing. The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator David Paul at
Man About Town
Now and then it’s a good thing to getaway. And so we did.
We hit our favorite beach location, Tamarack Beach Resort, on Friday night. Dinner with Evelyn’s son, Marty, and his Special Lady, Kristen. They bought BBQ ribs, beans, salads, soft drinks . . . and we provided the apartment, dining room table, and talkative table partners (us). Good food, lots of great conversation, and lots of laughs.
The view wasn’t bad, either. Not only did we have two beautiful women to admire but if we looked out the window of Apartment 342 we had a lovely
Oceanside City Councilman Responds to Critics within Oceanside Police Officer’s Association
First and foremost, I would like to personally thank OPOA, sworn and unsworn, for your faithful service to our city. I firmly believe that Oceanside Police are the finest in our state and a balanced example of both servant and protector.
We find ourselves in precarious times and unchartered territory across our state. From one County to the next there is differing health directives with varying interpretations and enforcement practices, making it extremely difficult to be a police officer. Many County Sheriffs and Police Chiefs like neighboring Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco refuse to make criminals out of law-abiding business owners exercising their constitutional rights to provide for their families.
Hundreds of thousands flow through local Walmart’s, grocery stores, and gas stations purchasing a variety of “essential and nonessential” goods and services daily, requiring little to no police involvement and enforcement. Meanwhile businesses and employees deemed non-essential have been publicly scrutinized with heavy police enforcement action for just trying to survive.
view of the mighty Pacific Ocean.
During the late afternoon, early evening hours, there were lots of surfers out, only moderate size waves but they clearly enjoyed them . . . lots of strollers on the boardwalk fronting the ocean, some walking their dogs, some holding hands with a special someone, a few joggers . . . just a lot of nice people enjoying Carlsbad and its beaches. After dark we were able to witness the bioluminescence . . but it wasn’t as bright as I expected it to be.
After a pleasant night’s sleep we greeted a somewhat foggy and overcast beach . . but by around 11 am the sun had come out and it was another glorious Carlsbad day. I remember thinking at one point, “given a choice, why would anyone want to live anywhere except Carlsbad?” I didn’t have an answer.
Lots of folks have had those very same thoughts and that’s why real estate prices are sky high in Carlsbad. Supply and demand. A simple one bedroom cottage, without a garage, and a tiny front and back yard will still command $750,000. And you go up from there. Amazing prices for the privilege of living in Carlsbad.
The heart of my letter addressed to the people of Oceanside on May 9th 2020, was not about defiance, it was about survival. Oceanside’s hurting and businesses have no other choice but to operate and survive, before it’s too late. I encourage us all to lead with empathy during this time of economic struggle. While Oceanside police officers receive a well-deserved paycheck and pension, Oceanside residents can’t even afford to pay their rent and health insurance. Each day that passes, multiple Oceanside businesses permanently close and the wealth of a generation diminishes. I’m calling for Oceanside Police Chief McCoy, County Sheriff Gore and all San Diego County law enforcement officers to prioritize the survival of San Diego County residents and their God given freedoms to work and provide for those they love. I call on you to publicly refuse to discriminate between who’s life, job and business is deemed essential. Semper Fidelis, Christopher Rodriguez Oceanside City Council District 2 Letters to the Editor? We love ‘em! Our Readers do as well! Send them to: email@example.com It was very cool Saturday morning; for me, uncomfortably so. We headed home, arriving in Escondido about 1pm. “Well,” sez me, “we sure can tell we’re back in Escondido.”
The traditional warm weather was here to welcome us. Quite a quick change artist, that temperature is. We came back Saturday as we have this newspaper to finish up, have proofed, and make ready for the printer. Kind of interferes with the full enjoyment of the beach . . but we have readers that count on us and advertisers who like to get their message out to our readers.
All appeared to be fine . . . then Saturday afternoon my keyboard went dead on me. I’m a technical klutz so was in a bit of a panic mode. Fortunately, my youngest son, Kenny, knows about these things. “Dad,” he said. “You need new batteries. AAA. 99% of the time that’s the probelm.” Off I went to the store to purchse new batteries and install same. Kenny was right. The keyboard roared back to life and I was able to jump back in and finish this week’s edition.
Letters to the Editor A Bouquet for Escondido Pharmacy
In your reference to the Escondido Pharmacy, I just want to sing their praises AGAIN. They are so accommodating with a smile and this time they went over the top One of my neighbors, Alicia, shopped for me and they were out of the tape I needed as I’m a caregiver for my husband. BUT they said they would order it and call her when the tape arrived. Thanks a million, Escondido Pharmacy and to you too, Lyle for recommending them. Rita Christie Escondido
We have a few more days left at Tamarack (it’s a Time Share) so we may be back there as you read this week’s edition. Even though most of the stores and entertainment venues are either closed or open on an intermittent basis I’ll guarantee you we’ll enjoy ourselves. We always do and it’s just a wonderful place to re-energize!
So happy to see that two of my favorite eateries are now open for curbside and take-out. Charlie’s Restaurant, in Escondido at 210 N. Ivy, call (760) 738-1545 to order. They are open from 7am to 6:30 pm. Be good to see Suzie, Tina, Traci, Chris, Bill, and, of course, good ol’ Charlies himself.
J&M Restaurant, 1215 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Call 760 745-3710 to place your order. Looking forward to seeing Kim, Charleen, Judith, Shannon, Rodrigo and Joe, the owner. They are open from 9am to 7pm.
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Grand Canyon. This was not your usual trail. We planned to go down to the Havasupai Indian r e s e r v a tion at the bottom and camp there for two days. Backpacking in and out with full gear. The Havasupai Indians are one of the last tribes to hold on to their old traditions. They live off the land as much as they can. They still use some of the old weapons and kill animals and eat most of them however, the g o v e r n ment does help them a lot.
They are a proud people but they still get their mail every day at 2 P. M. via a burro. They were v e r y friendly to us. We had to pay three dollars each and an extra .50 cents per camera.
Our instructions to get there was to take old route 66 to Peach Springs, Az. Go seven miles past the town to a dirt road to the left and then go fifty miles straight to the “Top of Hill”. This is what the Indians called it. It was a view of the beautiful Grand Canyon. We were at 7000ft. and with commanding view.
Open for Business?
Governor Newsom's May Revise budget projection for the coming Fiscal Year shows that the $21 billion surplus we had has become a $54 billion deficit in our state budget! The economic activity that generates tax revenues supporting state programs has collapsed because of Covid-19. We are now in a serious recession, with unemployment levels greater than those of the Great Depression. It is imperative that we safely open up our economy to reduce the hit on our economic outlook and help Californians recover.
I’ve joined a group of western state leaders asking the federal government to provide funding to help make up this shortfall and support public safety, local governments, schools, hospitals and Medi-Cal. Unlike the federal government, California cannot print its own money. State tax revenues have decreased, while the demand for state services, including unemployment insurance, has increased exponentially.
Safety is essential. We’ve learned a lot over the past months, and protocols like social distancing have
Our instructions were to call them, on the telephone nailed to a pole, for permission to come down. They cleared us to come on down. Unloading the cars and putting on o u r back packs we start on our way down a very steep trail. When we drove thru Peach Springs we picked up some Kentucky Fried Chicken. We planned to eat it on the trail going down. We were scoffing it down like crazy when a group was coming up. They were drooling over the smell of KFC. All the leaders were thinking how tough this would be coming back up this trail. The rest of the way to the village was level. Arriving at the village at dusk with enough light to meet the chief and get our camp site located.
It was only two years before that they got a compressor and a generator for the v i l lage, thanks to the U. S. government. Before that it was torches and no lights or refrigeration. They had one store and a few other shacks made up the village.
To our surprise there was a movie that night. We all wanted to go. The movie must have been made in the thirties. We sat on wooden boxes, plas-
allowed essential businesses to remain open. Thousands of customers safely visit local big boxstores each week; there’s no reason those same protocols can’t be used by smaller businesses with far fewer customers.
A regional approach is best as local county health authorities should make the call. Many businesses have learned to think outside the box, and they should be given the chance to open safely. We’ve been saying we’re all in this together, but in thousands of cases, small businesses have been forced to carry the heaviest burden.
From public safety (fire season is upon us) to education, from highway funding and Medi-Cal to programs for the elderly, the disabled and handicapped, all state programs are facing disastrous cuts. The social costs of allowing our shutdown to become a depression are incalculable. By using caution and the lessons we’ve all learned, California’s economy can safely reopen.
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
tic buckets and logs. The screen was about 6 ft. by 6 ft. wide and a forgettable story, but we stood it as long as we could before we went to bed.
The first day we took off for the water falls on the Havasu River. This was the first o f three falls on this river. This water fall dropped about 45 ft. The beautiful part was t h e wonderful color of the water. A very clear blue-green is the best way I can describe it. A few hundred feet down the hill we came to the next water fall. This 80 ft. drop was very beautiful. The last one was the most spectacular. This was the Mooney Falls. One hundred twenty five foot drop. This one had round pools at the bottom and about five foot in diameter and about 4 foot deep. The kids had a ball in this one. Care had to be taken near the falls because the water coming down hard 125 ft. drop was dangerous. Some of us did not bring our swim trunks but, no problem. We spent the whole day at these water falls. Its a good thing we brought our lunches and goodies because it was a long day. The next day we planned to hike five miles down to the Colorado River where the beautifully clear water flows into the muddy Colorado.
What a sight this was. Perfectly clear pure water forcing its self into this dirty water with a big loud roar. Occasionally a raft would go by and we would holler and yell at them but they were too busy hanging on to the raft to wave. We had to leave the next day so back to camp and pack up for an early start the next morning. We were all dreading climbing up that hill.
Next morning the boys wanted to stop at the only store in the village and load up with candy for the climb.
The trail did not get steep until we were at the base of the mountain. The weather was overcast but a mild temperature. About a third of the way up it started to rain. We were strung out along the trail about ¼ mile. Single file all the way up. That rain turn to snow about half way up the hill. We all made it up to the top. The ground and our c a r s were covered with snow. This was late June and to have a snow ball fight in the summer time was a real treat. The weather cleared up on the
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5th District Supervisor
San Diego County can stay safe AND be open for business. We proved it with the essential businesses being open, and flattening the curve AND trends at the same time.
We are a government of, for, and by the people. We the people of California, are facing the state’s new restrictions that hold our freedoms, our jobs and our economy hostage. As recently as May 7th, the governor created a new unattainable goal for continuing the effort of opening businesses. For non—compliance to an unattainable goal, he is threatening local governments, that attempt to get people back to work, with the loss of state tax funds (your dollars). He is threatening small businesses owners, who are only, trying to survive, by revoking previously earned, and certified, professional licenses. Not only did he move the goal posts – he tore them down.
For us to move beyond the current limited curbside business the governor’s new order requires San Diego county to have no, corona virus-related deaths for 14 consecutive days.
San Diego County, with a population of 3.3 million people, has little to no chance of achieving 14 consecutive
days with zero covid-related deaths. It is an impossible unobtainable hurdle that will stagnate any forward progress towards moving beyond curbside retail. In order to open businesses, we must continue to protect our most vulerable and abide by our public health officer’s personal protection orders of the masks, gloves, social distancing, and hand washing. We now have over 25% unemployment in San Diego County.
The people making the decisions to keep your businesses closed are all collecting their pay, pensions and health benefits.
We, the people, can stay healthy, abide by the personal protection requirements, AND be open for businesses. We the people have done what is asked of us:
We, not the government, flattened the curve. We, not the government, reduced the trend. We, not the governor, want to stay healthy AND see our economy thrive.
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way home. We all knew this was a special trip and they would not forget it. 98% True
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There's a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the works.
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•••• Scientists are now testing Viagra on a number of world class runners to see if it can be used as a performance enhancing drug. And you thought it was pretty exciting when they used to win a race by a nose. •••• Husband takes the wife to a disco.
The wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down."
Husband says: "Looks like he's still celebrating!" •••• China claims the Corona Virus came from an old bat.
However, Nancy Pelosi denies any involvement. •••• "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old
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Paper• • Page Page77 ••May 21,02, 2020 TheThe Paper April 2020 Chuckles Cont. from Page 6
man learned in seven years." – Mark Twain •••• Every time I’m drying my hands in a public washroom, I take notice the various approaches employed to limit the amount of paper towels I use. That’s a job. Somewhere, people are being paid to sit around, wracking their brains, trying to devise ways of limiting the amount of paper towel use in public washrooms.
Where do those new ideas come from? Who came up with the onesheet-at-a-time machine? Who invented the you-pull-on-the-paperbut-hardly-anything-comes-out apparatus? Whose idea was the hot air blower? Who invented linen towel loop? (That one’s disgusting.) Were these the best of hundreds of innovations for reducing paper towel use in public washrooms that never made the cut? What were the others like?
Is there a paper towel dispenser’s Hall of Fame? Who’s in it? What exactly did they do to earn paper towel dispensing immortality? •••• Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards. •••• Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some of the smaller countries are neutral. •••• Life is not a fairy tale If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk •••• Jim Comey answered “I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” and “I don’t remember” 236 times while under oath. But remembered enough to write a book. •••• What is the difference between an Illegal immigrant and E.T.?
E.T. learned to speak english and went home. •••• For the first time since 1948 the Scripps Spelling Bee has been cancil . . . cancul . . . cacel . . . called off. •••• Grandma's home remedies “For better digestion I drink beer, in the case of appetite loss I drink white wine, in the case of low blood pressure I drink red wine, in the
case of high blood pressure I drink scotch, and when I have a cold I drink schnapps.”
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
“When do you drink water?”
“I’ve never been that sick!” •••• One day God was looking down at earth and saw all of the rascally behaviour that was going on ... So He called His angels and sent one to earth for a time. When the angel returned, he told God, ‘Yes, it is bad on earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.” God thought for a moment and said, 'Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion.'
Was He or Wasn’t He A Russian Spy?
In 1948, Alger Hiss was a U.S. State Department official who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union. Hiss had been a key official who was involved in the establishment of the United Nations.
So God called another angel and sent her to earth for a time. When the angel returned she went to God and said, 'Yes, it's true. The earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good...' God was not pleased.
So He decided to e-mail the 5% who were good, because he wanted to encourage them, and give them a little something to help them keep going. Do you know what the e-mail said? Okay, I was just wondering, because I didn't get one either. •••• Redneck Vacations
Billy Bob and Luther were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells Luther, "Ya know, I reckon I'm 'bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I'm gonna do it a little different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas, and Earlene got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Tahiti and darned if Earlene didn't get pregnant again."
Luther asks Billy Bob, "So, what you gonna do this year that's different?" Billy Bob says, "This year I'm taking Earlene •••• Notes on this past Mother's Day . . . It sometimes takes Evelyn five minutes to tell a 30-second story. This is particularly true when it is a
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The Hiss story broke in the media on Aug. 3, 1948, when an admitted former U.S. Communist Party member, Whittaker Chambers, testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Chambers said Hiss had secretly been a communist while in federal service.
Hiss, born Nov. 11, 1904, categorically denied the charge when brought before the HUAC, but Chambers produced evidence indicating he and Hiss had been involved in espionage. A federal grand jury indicted Hiss on two counts of perjury. After a mistrial due to a hung jury, Hiss was tried a second time and in January 1950, was found guilty and received two concurrent five-year sentences, of which he eventually served three and a half years.
One HUAC member, Rep. Richard M. Nixon, (R-Calif), took advantage of the committee’s post World War II crusade to hunt down communists. Over the next five years the committee’s actions brought Nixon’s name into the public arena, helping vault him into the U.S. Senate and on to becoming vice president in 1952, and eventually into the White House.
Chambers said Hiss had been a communist since 1937, He repeated his allegation to the FBI. In September 1945, a Ukrainian cipher clerk stationed at the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa defected offering authorities evidence about a Soviet espionage network actively working to acquire nuclear weapons information. He said there was an official of the U.S. Secretary of State as being a Soviet agent.
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover assumed the Soviet clerk was referring to Hiss who worked in the State Department and was an adviser to Sec. of State Dean Acheson. The FBI concluded “Alger” Hiss was the likely match. Hoover put a wiretap on Hiss's home phone and had him and his wife investigated and tailed for the next two years. In response to Chambers' accusations,
Hiss protested his innocence and insisted on appearing before HUAC to clear himself. Testifying on Aug. 5, 1948, Hiss denied having ever been a communist or having personally met Chambers. Under fire from President Truman and the press, HUAC was reluctant to proceed with its investigation against such a highly placed official. However, Congressman Nixon, who later described Hiss's demeanor that day as, "insolent," "condescending," and "insulting in the extreme," wanted to press on. With some reluctance, the Committee voted to make Nixon chairman of a sub-committee that would seek to determine who was lying – Chambers or Hiss.
Admitted being a one-time communist, Hiss claimed to have quit the Party in 1937, but he was indicted on two counts of perjury before the HUAC. Hiss's character witnesses at his first trial, which ended in a hung jury included such notables as future (1952 and 1956) Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson, along with Supreme Court Justices Felix Frankfurter, and Stanley Reed. The second trial found him guilty. Hiss received five years on each of the two counts to run concurrently. Secretary of State Dean Acheson reacted emotionally, affirming, "I do not intend to turn my back on Alger Hiss." The verdict was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for appeal.
Two weeks after the Hiss verdict, U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, (Rep, WI) launched his famous crusade against communism during a speech in Wheeling, W. Virginia.
Although he had been sentenced to five years, he served only three years and eight months in Federal prison. He was released on Nov. 27, 1954. He fought his perjury conviction, maintaining his innocence until his death from emphysema on Nov. 15, 1996, four days after his 92nd birthday. Those of Hiss’ friends and family still living continue to insist on his innocence. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Hiss petitioned Russia to release any files on the Hiss case. In late 1992, Russian archivists reported no evidence Hiss ever engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union nor that he was ever a member of the Communist Party.
Ten years later, in 2003, a Russian intelligence official further reported Hiss did not have a relationship with the Soviets and was not implicated in spying, but in May 2009, a U.S. historian reported while researching the Soviet intelligence service he found two military files referred to Alger Hiss as "our agent.” So, was he, or wasn’t he?
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Chuckles Continued from Page 7 funny story.
She gets the giggles.
Well, more than the giggles, she gets a fit of uncontrollable laughter.
I remember one day she read a joke at our Kiwanis Club . . . . I don't think she ever got totally through the joke, she was laughing so hard. The rest of the club had a great laugh . . . as much laughing at Evelyn's uncontrollable laughter as the joke itself. (It was the old chestnut about the rather large Vincent Van Gogh family . . . The brother who accidentally bleached all his clothes white ... Hue Gogh, The great-great-grandniece who wore a mini skirt and like to dance ...Go Gogh, The real obnoxious brother ... Please Gogh, The brother who ate prunes ... Gotta Gogh, (which I think is where she first started to crack up), The uncle who worked at a convenience store ... Stop N. Gogh . . . etc., etc." More recently, like yesterday, she started to describe how our new puppy, the Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix) whom we call Cindy, went to the bathroom. The Humane
Society had clued us in on this but still . . . . "She had to go pee-pee so she (breaks into laughter) practically stood on her head (more laughter) and had her head on the ground (more laughter) her front paws balancing herself, (giggling) and her hind feet up in the air . . . (uproarious laughter) and that's how she pees!" [I have shortened the telling of this tale considerably due to time and space considerations. The above took a full three minutes, maybe more, to get through]. I smiled at the story and after she caught her breath . . . we went on to other things to talk about. I was afraid that she might next describe for me how our new pup went poopie and I'm not sure Evelyn would have survived telling the tale.
The new pup is a feisty little bitch. That sounds terrible to say, doesn't it? But it is a factual statement. She is a bitch (for those who are unaware, that is the proper term for a female dog). She is a bit feisty and has tried to become the Alpha dog . . . Trixie, to her credit, will play and play with Cindy . . . but when Cindy tries to take control, Trixie lets Cindy know right away that she, Trixie, is the Alpha dog.
If Cindy persists, Trixie will pin her down, show her fangs, and growl, as if to say . . . "I guess you didn't get the message the first time. I'm the Alpha dog. Got it?"
Cindy has now gotten it. Trixie's the boss. But they still play beautifully together. They'll chase one another up and down the hallway, they'll wrestle. (Though I think Cindy may be a lesbian. She keeps trying to hump Trixie. This is likely due to the fact that Cindy was recently spayed and I suspect that has raised havoc with her hormones and she's trying to do something sexually, but she seems to have it backwards in that she is a bitch and not a male. Here, again, Trixie takes charge and lets Cindy know there will be none of that nonsense going on. Again, Cindy gets the message. She's persistent, however).
Hope it was a Happy Mother's Day to all the special Moms out there. Hugs to each and every one of you. •••• I am originally from Nebraska. When I was a child our area code was 402. A lot of my clothes came from KMart, Giants, Goodwill and of course hand me downs.
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You took your school clothes off as soon as you got home and put on your play clothes. We had to do our homework before being allowed outside to play. We ate dinner at the table. We went to school everyday and rode a bus with 3 to a seat. There was no taking or picking you up in the car, you walked! Our phone hung on the wall in the kitchen and had a cord, there was no private conversation or cell phones!
We played Mother May I, Hopscotch, Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers, 1,2,3. Not It, Red Light Green Light, Red Rover, Hide & Seek, Truth or Dare, Tag, Baseball, 4 square, Kick Ball, Dodge Ball, rode bikes constantly and caught fireflies in the evening. Girls could spend hours playing
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The Pastor Says . . . Eating out at a restaurant was a
Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos, CA.
Canelo is a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier looking for a home.
HUGE deal that only happened for very special occasions. McDonald's was always a treat. Fast food was a bologna or pb&j sandwich and Kool-Aid drink to take outside in the yard. Eating ice cream was a treat on a hot day.
Some Random Thoughts during COVID 19
Given the last couple of months and the global pandemic we are all experiencing, I thought I’d share some random thoughts as a follower of Jesus Christ. 1. Life is fragile. We are all susceptible to illness, viruses and even death. A microorganism can wreak havoc with our plans. In reality, we make our plans but only God can direct our path. 2. When it comes to Crises like this, we are all the same. We let social, economic or cultural differences separate us but a virus can show us how much ALL of us need each other. Let’s stick together, not divide. 3. God is a refuge in the times
of storms. He is the source of true security. Those of faith or no belief all suffer trials. Believers rest in the peace God gives. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-control (2 Tim. 1: 7). We can face any circumstance with His peace. 4. We should “do good” to our neighbor. With all the issues the virus has brought about (socially, economically, etc.) we should all seek to help those in need, now and later. John 13:13 says "By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." 5. There is hope of a world to come; in the meantime, persevere. Be optimistic. In the words of Robert Browning (speaking of the courageous optimist):
"One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.”
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Barbies or house. Boys played football in the yard and jumped their bikes with scrap wood ramps. We played baseball or softball at the local park every summer and swam in the river, the lake, or the creek . And when it rained and water filled the yard ditches we played in that. Staying in the house was a punishment and the only thing we knew about being "bored"? "You better find something to do before I find it for you!" Or sometime, go watch the grass grow. We ate what mom made for dinner or we ate nothing at all. There was no bottled water; we drank from the tap or the water hose (warm). We watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, and rode our bikes for hours and ran around in the woods. We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING. If someone had a fight, that's what it was and we were friends again later, if not SOONER. We played till dark, sunset was our curfew. School was mandatory and teachers were people who you could TRUST and respect. We said Please and Thank you, yes ma'am and no sir. We watched our MOUTHS around our Elders because ALL of our Aunts, Uncles, Grandpas and Grandmas AND our Parents Best Friends were also our "PARENTS" (they COULD & WOULD WHOOP Y'ALL!,) and you didn't want them Telling your PARENTS if you misbehaved.
These were the good ole days. Kids today will never know how it feels to be a real kid. I loved my childhood...! Kids these days will never understand how we grew up!
Good Times đ&#x;’š One notable exception to the above essay . . you didn't dare swim in "the river." "The River" was the Missouri and the current would grab you and you would soon be dead as a drowned rat. â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘ Another 10 lbs and I'll be too big to fail. â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘ "While we recognize that the subject did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it."
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I yelled â€œCOWâ€? at a lady on a bike and she gave me the finger.
And then she ran right into the cow. I tried.
â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘ What Mom Taught Me . . .
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" 4. My mother taught me LOGIC. "Because I said so, that's why." 5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC . "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me." 6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident." 7. My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." 8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS . "Shut your mouth and eat your supper." 9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" 10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." 11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it." 12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!" 13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.." 14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION . "Stop acting like your father!" 15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do." 16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home." 17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
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"You are going to get it when you get home!" 18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way." 19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" 20. My mother taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." 21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up." 22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father." 23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?" 24. My mother taught me WISDOM . "When you get to be my age, you'll understand." And my favorite: 25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !"
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May 21, 2020
A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
San Marcos extends temporary eviction moratorium
The City of San Marcos has extended its temporary eviction moratorium to June 30, 2020, to protect residential and commercial tenants from the possibility of eviction by reason of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The time period within which tenants need to provide written notice to their landlord that they have experienced a substantial decrease in their household or business income, or have experienced substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses, due to COVID-19 has been shortened to 7 days from the previous 30 day notice period, to be consistent with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-37-20.
For tenants, if there has been a substantial decrease in your household or business income caused by layoffs or significantly reduced hours, or if you have incurred substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses, and if the decrease in income and/or the medical expenses were caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the City Council’s action temporarily prohibits your landlord from filing or pursuing an eviction action. This does not mean that you do not owe the rent to your landlord – it means that the rent will be deferred until after June 30,
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
In case you are wondering, I have not put out a video message in the last two weeks on purpose. If you didn’t know, on the city website, I regularly do a short update on COVID 19 related issues. The reason I have not put one out is because there is a lot of confusion in the guidance we are receiving. To be more specific, the guidance has changed with frequency, and we’ve had to ask for a lot of clarification. I expect next week I will start again. Stay please check it out.
I have received a lot of emails about opening up the city. As you know we are still at the mercy of the county and state regarding guide lines for when the city can open and folks can return to work. We have kept pressure on both the county and state regarding the financial pain this has caused and how we need to find balance and get folks back to work. The city is also working hard on various modified-guidance scenarios that allow the city to open up. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi,
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Vista Focus: Recover y Efforts
Since the COVID-19 crisis, the City’s Economic Recovery Committee has been working on finding solutions for the immediate and mid and long-term needs of our community and businesses.
Staff is developing methods to support business owners when they reopen and when they do open, what that might look like for individual businesses - whether it’s masks, gloves, temperature checks, or other protocols designed to keep employees and customers safe. The long-term plan is to have measures in place to continue our economic successes and resilience in the “new normal” for our residents and businesses. Many businesses in Vista have shifted their business models to help in the crisis. COVID-19 has created a shift in our economy, our business structure, and our daily lives. But with proper planning and strategic decision-making, Vista will rise to the challenge and will recover and return to our previous successes. Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss
The City of Oceanside began construction of its Beachfront Improvement Project on April 3. Funded largely by a grant award of nearly $8 million from California Natural Resources, this exciting project remodels the 1930s era beach restroom to serve as a new Police Department Substation.
The project also includes a beach maintenance facility, two beach restroom facilities, sewer lift station, beach access improvements, and beach area parking improvements. These beachfront improvements are necessary to support the City’s tourism trade, which is key for Oceanside’s economic development strategy. Oceanside’s beachfront is the City’s primary tourism driver. A new, wider staircase will be built with a landscaped viewing area. Work will occur in phases, and is anticipated to take 18 months to complete.
Revitalizing the Oceanside beachfront will help improve economic stability for the community, and enhance the overall experience for those living, working, and visiting Oceanside’s waterfront area.
The Paper ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1486
AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA, EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF RENT FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS IMPACTED BY THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), AND MODIFYING A TERM THEREOF WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that may result in serious illness or death, and is easily transmissible from person to person; and WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Public Health Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public emergency for COVID-19 beginning on January 27, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on February 14, 2020, the San Diego County Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency due to the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on February 19, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors ratified the February 14, 2020 Declaration of Local Health Emergency; and WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the State of California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-2520 exercising authority under the Emergency Services Act, Government Code section 8572, to ensure adequate facilities to address the impacts of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the City Manager, acting in his capacity of Director of Emergency Services of the City, did proclaim the existence of a Local Emergency related to COVID-19 within the City; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-2820, which delegated to local jurisdictions the authority to enact temporary moratoria on commercial and residential evictions based on impacts related to COVID-19 and extended the time limitation set forth in Penal Code section 396, subdivision (f) concerning protections against residential eviction until May 31, 2020; and WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2009-7140, ratifying the declaration of the Director of Emergency Services and declaring the existence of an ongoing local emergency pursuant to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the San Diego Superior Court issued a news release, announcing that all non-emergency services would be suspended, and all Unlawful Detainer matters would be rescheduled, except for emer-
gency ex parte lockout proceedings; and
WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3320, which remains in place until further notice and requires that all individuals living in the State of California remain at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors; and WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2020-1485, which imposed a temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent for residential and commercial tenants impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) until May 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 27, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3730, which remains in effect until May 31, 2020, unless extended, and extends the time in which tenants must respond to an eviction action for a period of 60 days and prohibits the enforcement of any writ for eviction during that period of time; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer of the County of San Diego issued an order on April 10, 2020, which was extended on April 30, 2020 and remains in effect until further notice, requiring individuals to remain at their place of residence, except for employees or customers travelling to and from essential businesses or activities; prohibiting all public or private gatherings; closing all non-essential businesses; and prohibiting all schools from holding classes or school activities; and WHEREAS, on April 29, 2020, the San Diego Superior Court issued a news release announcing that the San Diego Superior Court will extend the suspension of all non-emergency services through May 22, 2020; and
WHEREAS, as of May 2, 2020, the numbers of reported positive cases of COVID-19 and related deaths in San Diego County have increased to 3,927 and 139, respectively, and both numbers are expected to increase; and WHEREAS, Penal Code section 396, subsections (e) and (f) provide that after the proclamation of a state emergency by the President or Governor, or upon the declaration of a local emergency by a local authority, it is unlawful to increase the rental price of housing or to begin to evict any tenant of residential housing for a 30 day period, which can be extended by local proclamation or by extension of the proclamation of the President or the Governor; and
WHEREAS, as a result of the public health emergency, the closures or reduced operations of many local businesses, the closures of all schools in San Diego County, and the “stay at home” orders issued by the Governor Newsom and the San Diego County Health Officer, many tenants in San Marcos have experienced or will soon experience sudden and unexpected income loss, hindering their ability pay their rent; and
WHEREAS, further economic impacts are anticipated, leaving residential and commercial
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tenants vulnerable to eviction; and
WHEREAS, during this local emergency, and in the interest of protecting the public health and preventing transmission of COVID-19, it is essential to allow residents to stay at their place of residence, to avoid unnecessary housing displacement, to protect the City’s affordable housing stock, and to prevent housed individuals from falling into homelessness; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has the power under Government Code sections 36934 and 36937 to adopt an ordinance that takes effect immediately if it is an ordinance for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, contains a declaration of the facts constituting the urgency, and is passed by a four-fifths vote of the City Council; and WHEREAS, the City finds it is necessary for the City Council to adopt this Ordinance as such an urgency ordinance, as set forth in the above recitals, which are incorporated herein by reference, and pursuant to the powers under Government Code sections 36934 and 36937, for the immediate preservation of the public health and safety, as affected by the emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; California Public Resources Code Section 2100 et seq.) and CEQA regulations (Title 14, California Code of Regulations Section 15000, et seq.) because this ordinance is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment (Section 15061(b)(3)); NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, in accordance with the freedom afforded to charter cities generally, and by the Charter of the City of San Marcos specifically, does ordain as follows: Section 1.The foregoing recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein as though set forth in full at this point. Section 2.Resolution 20097140 ratifying the local emergency declaration of the Emergency Services Director and declaring the existence of an ongoing local emergency related to COVID-19, and Ordinance No. 2020-1485 enacting a temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent for residential and commercial tenants impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), are each hereby incorporated into this Ordinance as if fully set forth herein.
Section 3.Pursuant to the authority prescribed by state law, including, but not limited to State Executive Order N-2820, State Executive Order N37-20, the San Marcos Municipal Code and the ongoing federal, state and local emergency, the City Council hereby extends the temporary moratorium imposed by Ordinance No. 2020-1485 on evictions of residential and commercial tenants for nonpayment of rent impacted by
the COVID-19 pandemic, modified in part (b), below to provide that from and after the date of this Ordinance, tenants are to notify landlords and document their claim within seven (7) days after the date that rent is due, rather than the thirty (30) day period effective from March 24, 2020 until the date of this Ordinance, to conform with State Executive Order N37-20, as follows: a. No landlord in the City shall evict a residential or commercial tenant who demonstrates both of the following:
1. the basis for eviction is nonpayment of rent arising out of a substantial decrease in household or business income (including but not limited to, a substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs or a reduction in the number of compensable hours of work, or a substantial decrease in business income caused by a reduction in opening hours or consumer demand), or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; and
2. the decrease in household or business income or the out-of-pocket medical expenses described in subsection (a)(1) was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. b. A landlord who knows that a residential or commercial tenant cannot pay some or all of the rent temporarily for the reasons set forth in Paragraph a, above, shall not serve a notice pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(2), file or prosecute an unlawful detainer action based on a 3day pay or quit notice, or otherwise seek to evict for nonpayment of rent. A landlord knows of a residential or commercial tenant’s inability to pay rent within the meaning of this Ordinance if the residential or commercial tenant, within seven (7) days after the date that rent is due, notifies the landlord in writing of lost income and inability to pay full rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19 and provides documentation to support the claim. For purposes of this Ordinance, “in writing” includes email or text communications to a landlord or landlord’s representative or agent with whom the tenant has previously corresponded by email or text. Any medical or financial information provided to the landlord shall be held in confidence and only used for evaluating the residential or commercial tenant’s claim. Section 4.This Ordinance applies to nonpayment eviction notices and unlawful detainer actions for residential and commercial tenants based on such notices, served or filed on or after the date on which a local emergency was proclaimed (March 16, 2020).
Section 5.Nothing in this Ordinance shall relieve a tenant of the obligation to pay rent, nor restrict a landlord’s ability to recover rent due, including any late fees imposed by an underlying rental agreement. This Ordinance shall be punishable as set forth in San Marcos Municipal Code section 1.14.030 and any other applicable section. In addition, this Ordinance grants a defense in the event that an unlawful detainer action is commenced in violation of this Ordinance.
Section 6.Unless extended by City Council, this Ordinance shall remain in effect until close of business on June 30, 2020.
Section 7.This is not a project within the meaning of Section 15378 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines because there is no potential for it to result in a physical change in the environment, either directly or indirectly. In the event this Ordinance is found to be subject to CEQA, it is exempt from CEQA pursuant to the exemption contained in CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility of a significant effect on the environment. Section 8.If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is determined to be invalid, illegal or unconstitutional by a decision or order of any court or agency of competent jurisdiction, then such decision or order will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council declares that it would have passed and adopted the Ordinance, and each section, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, regardless of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 9.Pursuant to Government Code section 36937, this Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption. Within fifteen (15) days following its adoption, the City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this Ordinance and cause the same to be published, or the title thereof as a summary, in accordance with the provisions of State law in a newspaper of general circulation designated for legal notices publication in the City of San Marcos. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, held on the 12th day of May, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES NOES: C O U N C I L M E M BERS: NONE ABSENT: C O U N C I L M E M BERS: NONE
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