May 23, 2019
Volume 49 - No. 21
Editor’s Note: Good friend and brilliant writer, Kent Ballard, died in 2017. Kent was one of my favorite writers. He was a storyteller. And a good one. He could write stories that touched your heart . . . and then write another one that touched your funny bone. Our biggest frustration with Kent was that he had so much more to write, so many ideas, so many stories, but we had a horrendous time persuading him to sit down at the keyboard and write.
As a tribute to Kent, and for those who knew and loved his writings as much as we did, and for those who have not yet discovered him, we present this, reprint of one of the best of Kent’s stories. This will be the fifth time we have printed this story. It stands the test of time.
This one, far and away, has drawn more raves and requests for reprints than any other of his writings - and he has several more that our readers, and we, absolutely loved. Invariably, the telephones ring off the hook and we get reams of Letters to the Editor, raving about “Last Flight.” It will touch your heart and give you a goosebump The Paper - 760.747.7119
Please enjoy the work of a great writer, a good pal, a bit of a rascal, and a super human being, Kent Ballard: © 1991 by Kent Ballard
Recently, there was a titanic air show at Genessee, New York. This “gathering of eagles” brought in WWII aircraft from all over the United States and Canada. Aircraft from all American military branches were there, along with combat fighters and bombers from the RAF, the Soviet Air Force, the Luftwaffe, and the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. It was warbird heaven. Try as I might, I couldn’t adjust my schedule to attend. Feeling somewhat like the kid who didn’t get picked for the team, I helped get our bomber tuned up, spit-shined, and polished. I was pretty dispirited when they left. I smiled and waved when they took off, never telling anyone how disappointed I felt. I watched until they flew out of sight, then quietly went
When our crew returned several days later, they brought with them a story that put my misery in its proper perspective. Just when you think that you have troubles, you always seem to hear about someone who is facing a real trial.
He was an old man, suffering from serious depression and an incurable illness. His future, such as it was, looked grim. Just a few weeks earlier he had been diagnosed as having Hodgkin’s disease. In an effort to cheer their father up, his sons had driven him from Massachusetts to the great air show taking place in Genessee. Their dad had been a Navy combat pilot in WWII. He’d often told them stories about his days as a younger man, a man they’d never met and perhaps never really believed existed. But they knew how is eyes would light up when he talked about his wartime experiences. Dad became young again, if only for a moment, as he
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remembered being strong and healthy, fighting against fascism so many years ago. The boys hoped that being around the old warbirds would lift his spirits for at least a day. His sons, loving and attentive, helped him out of the car somewhere on one of the fields reserved for parking. He’d been glancing up more frequently as they go closer to the airfield. With a veteran’s practiced eye, he identified the aircraft as they wheeled and banked over the field or taxied to the parking positions. He’d already told his boys that “his” plane wouldn’t be there. They weren’t saved after the war like the more glorified Flying Fortresses or Liberators. Still, young men by the thousands had flown and fought in “his” type of aircraft, and not all of them had made it home. He knew that the model he flew was only a memory shared by a dwindling band of old men like himself. His own sons had never even seen one of the planes that carried him to war. For the most part, no one knew they ever existed. The old planes, like the old man himself, were fading away.
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Once they had been young, the hope and pride of a nation. But now…no one cared anymore.
They walked slowly along the crowded flight line. Over the rumble of the engines, Dad gestured for his boys. “That one’s a B-17,” he’d explain, “we had those in the Pacific, too. There’s a P-38 Lightning. You can always tell by the twin tail booms. They were good escorts. They went in with us sometimes. We were glad to have them around.” Further down the line they passed a Japanese Zero. The old man glared at it silently for a moment, some strange emotion passing briefly across his face. His sons didn’t know if it was grief, fear, anger, or a combination of all. He turned and without a backward glance continued his slow walk.
The memories were becoming stronger for him. The breeze carried the scent of rubber, aviation gas, and hot oil, just like his base used to smell. Planes jockeying into position along the line revved their engines, sending gale-force prop wash blowing across the tarmac as people clutched at their hats and leaned into the wind. Overhead was the deepthroated roar of ancient propellerdriven fighter formations passing in review, a sound unlike any other. Air show announcers all over the country call it the same thing: The Sound of Freedom.
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The father and his sons ambled along, pausing occasionally to look up at whatever was flying over. After one particularly low pass by a British Spitfire, the boys turned to remark to Dad and saw him standing as if he were frozen in place. He had walked arund the aircraft they’d been looking at and was staring like a man possessed with the next plane in line. A look of incredulous wonder began to spread across his face…
“My God,” he whispered. “My God, there it is. It’s…someone…how…I never thought that I’d ever…” “What is it, Dad? Are you okay?”
He seemed to stand taller and his shoulders squared. “Okay? Hell yes, I’m okay! THERE’S MY PLANE!”
It just so happed that “his” plane was also “our” plane. Lockheed PV-2 “Harpoons” were never immortalized by Hollywood like the Flying Fortresses of “12 O’Clock High,” the B-25 Mitchells of “Catch-22” or any of a score of other films. Why this is so remains a mystery, for the missions they flew were some of the most heroic—and harrowing—of the war. Flying out of New York, Norfolk, and Pensacola, PV-1s and 2s scoured the Atlantic for Nazi Uboats. The WWII cliché “sighted sub, sank same” is attributed to a PV-1 crew. In the Pacific theater, astonished Navy pilots soon realized that the PV-1 could actually outrun the dreaded Japanese Zeros, a feat unheard of for a medium bomber. The Lockheed’s phenomenal speed You go out to buy her what she wants (+5) in the rain (+8) But return with Beer. (-5)
PROTECTIVE DUTIES You check out a suspicious noise at night. (+1) You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing. (0) You check out a suspicious noise, and it is something. (+5) You pummel it with an iron rod. (+10) It's her pet Schnauzer. (-20)
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS You stay by her side for the entire party. (+1) You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with an old school friend. (-2) Named Tina (-10) Tina is a dancer. (-10) Tina has breast implants. (-40) HER BIRTHDAY You take her out to dinner. (+2) You take her out to dinner, and it's not a sports bar. (+3) Okay, it's a sports bar. (-2) And its all-you-can-eat night. (-3) It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team. (-10)
A NIGHT OUT You take her to a movie. (+1) You take her to a movie she likes. (+5) You take her to a movie you hate. (+6) You take her to a movie you like. (-2) It's called 'Death Cop.' (-3) You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans. (-15)
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saved scores, perhaps hundreds, of American lives.
With the debut of the heavier and more stable PV-2, Marine Corps pilots and ground crews, as usual, made a few non-standard “field modifications.” This normally meant torching extra holes in the nose and welding in as many .50 machine guns as they could cram into the forward bay. The Marines also tore out the torpedo and depth charge racks in the somewhat pregnant-looking bomb bay and installed hooks for 500 pounders and napalm. As if this wasn’t enough, industrious gunneys even bolted rails under each wing and loaded them with air-to-ground rockets! Aeronautical engineers were appalled when they heard this, but soon reports came back from the combat zones of Harpoons taking on everything from subs and fighters to tanks and heavy cruisers, all with disastrous results to the enemy. The Harpoons could—and did—fight anything. And somewhere amidst the fire and fury, somewhere between the Philippines and the Aleutians, there was a young Navy pilot who would live to be taken to Gennessee, New York by his sons… The old man stood at the front of the plane and, after a long moment, simply reached up and placed his hand on the underside of the nose. “I never knew they saved one,” he said softly. “I never thought I’d see one again.” To his sons, the man sounded as if he had suddenly found something priceless that he had lost many years ago. resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts. (-30) You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too." (-80) THE BIG QUESTION She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5) (Yes, you lose points no matter what) You hesitate in responding. (-10) You reply, "Where?" (-35) You give any other response. (-20)
COMMUNICATION When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression. (+2) You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50) You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV. (+500) She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep. (-4000) •••• TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are. _______________________________ _ TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him? LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand..... _______________________________ _______ TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? SIMON : No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a goodcook. ______________________________ TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his? CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
One of his boys slipped around to the port side of the harpoon. He’d seen an open hatch and one of our crewmen standing near it. The younger man had decided to ask, plead—beg if he had to—for permission to let his father climb aboard a Harpoon just one more time. Please, please…
To his surprise and delight, he was informed that we welcome visitors aboard our plane. In fact, we encourage them to climb in and take a look around. It’s no fun having a bomber if you can’t show it off once in a while, right? Besides, we’re maintaining a living piece of American history, and we’re rather proud of that fact. The fellow who climbed into the hatch did so with the grace and familiarity of a young naval aviator, not an old man suffering from Hodgkin’s disease. Our crewman offered to show the old gent around and point out objects of interest in the plan, a courtesy we perform for all visitors, but one of the man’s sons tugged at his sleeve. “Dad knows his way around in here. Can we talk outside for a moment?” Our crewman was somewhat bewildered, but he was beginning to realize that something out of the ordinary was going on. He’d seen that eerie look in the old fellow’s eyes and it was plain that these other two guys
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(I want to adopt this kid!!!) _______________________________ ____ TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? HAROLD: A teacher _______________________________ ___ PASS IT AROUND AND MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH Due to current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off The Secret Service issued new rules of conduct for agents Friday. They can no longer get drunk, procure hookers or go to strip bars. The rules say that from now on, if agents feel compelled to engage in such behavior, they can run for public office like everyone else. 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.
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should be. If you find you have some extra time on your hands and care about people, consider checking us out by contacting Mike Gardiner, 760-510-5290 at the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station. He will introduce you to all the pluses of being part of this great team of volunteers. BEING RETIRED DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE NO LONGER NEEDED! You have talents and experience we are looking for. *Consider the Possibilities*
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Take a Moment of Silence at 3pm on Memorial Day – As we all know, Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, a federal holiday designated as a day for remembering the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the United States Armed Forces. United States flags will be placed on headstones. Ceremonies will be held. All sorts of media will cover the happenings. Picnics and barbeques wlll abound. During all of this, the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), ask you to take time at 3pm local time to participate in a national moment of remembrance. Freedom is not free. It comes at a price. Please remember those who have paid that price for us.
*We Want You* - The City of San Marcos Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol needs help. We know volunteers are sought by every service or organization out there. We’re no different in that regard but we currently find ourselves short-handed and unable to assist our great City as it
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wanted to explain his behavior. He hopped out of the hatch and listened to them. They told our man about their dad’s crushing depression upon learning of his incurable disease, how they had hoped to just cheer him up a little, and how overjoyed he was to see that a bunch of characters from Indiana were actually flying around the country in a plane that he thought no longer existed.
Our man knew there was more to it than that. There was a lot of happiness and relief in these men, too. Their mission was accomplished: against all odds, they’d broken the black spell on their father.
While the old aviator was still merrily poking about in our plane, a couple more of our crew strolled up munching on hamburgers. “What’s up? Anything going on?”
“Yeah. Wait’ll you hear this…” Within minutes, two of our crewmen set out to round up the rest of the gang. The old man was still climbing in and out of the plane, kicking the landing gear and inspecting the bomb bay, when they all arrived. Our whole “away team” shook his hand and took pictures of him and his boys. The old fellow’s joy was infectious, and our guys were glad to be a part of it. Then someone in the crew cam up with a brilliant idea. It was whispered from man to man and a hasty conference was held under the
May is National Bicycle Safety Month – The Escondido Police Department (EPD) urges drivers and bicyclists to “Share the Road” safely, not just for the month of May, but every month. “It is everyone’s responsibility to make our roadways safer,” EPD Chief Craig Carter said. “Sharing the roadway, obeying the law, and looking out for one another are simple ways that can avoid serious issues.” Bicycle riders must follow the same rules of the road as drivers, including stopping at stop signs, yielding to pedestrians and not riding distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. California law requires drivers to allow at least three feet of space when passing a bicycle. “Summer is coming which means more people taking advantage of great biking weather,” Chief Carter said. “Drivers need to stay off their phones and avoid distracted driving. At the same time, bicyclists should understand and obey the law.” In an effort to educate drivers and bicyclists on using roadways safely, the Escondido Police Department will have extra officers on patrol this month looking for violations made by drivers and bicyclists that increase the risk of crashes. Such violations include failing to yield, speeding, improper turning, riding a bike on the wrong side of the road or not following stop signs or signals. Funding for bicycle safety enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Escondido Police Department suggests following these tips to ensure the safety of everyone using roadways: • Drivers should look behind them before
huge wing. Heads nodded all around. Yeah. It was agreed. They had to do this…
We were scheduled to make a flight the next day for “Aviation Classics” magazine. They wanted some pictures of our rare Harpoon doing its stuff. A photographer had been sent, a swift chase plane had been reserved, and takeoff was set for the following morning. As is always the case, every seat available was already spoken for. Despite its size, and not counting the pilots and flight engineer, there are only five seats aboard our plane. She was designed as a combat aircraft, not a passenger plane. Even among the members of our organization, a flight is a rare treat. To be honest about the matter, at a fuel consumption rate of nearly two hundred gallons an hour we can’t afford much joyriding. At air shows, our fuel and other expenses are paid for by the promoters of the show so every time we lift off five lucky people get to take a “free” ride. These seats are always reserved well in advance, usually for our own people who’ve spend countless hours of hard work and a lot of their own money to “keep ‘em flying.” It’s a privilege we all look forward to every summer. Our crew looked at the ancient Navy pilot standing beside the Harpoon. He constantly touched the aircraft as if to assure himself that it was really there and not just a dream. There was a haunted look about him, as if he were surrounded by the ghosts of his former comrades. He had survived
making a turn at an intersection, especially if crossing into a designated bike lane. • Drivers should use extra caution backing up or leaving a parking space. • Bicyclists should go with the flow of traffic and let faster traffic pass. • Bicyclists should make themselves visible and wear brightly colored clothing. • Bicyclists are advised to use lights from dusk to dawn (front white light and rear red flashing light or reflectors). • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet and use hand signals when turning or stopping. • Both drivers and bicyclists should avoid distractions like using their cell phone. Carlsbad/North County Travel Club The Carlsbad/North County Travel Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at 4pm in Swami's Restaurant, 1506 Encinitas Blvd., corner El Camino (Trader Joe's Center). The program will include a presentation on the difference between River Boat and Ocean Cruising. We will present the latest discount offers on several cruise lines for the remainder of 2019 and 2020. All interested travelers are welcome. There is no fee to join the club. For reservations or information, call 760-603-8030.
Oceanside Downtown Ambassador Program is Back – You are needed! From May 28 through August 30, we are looking for highly enthusiastic individuals to welcome visitors and provide information to them. Downtown Ambassadors will welcome visitors and locals at the entrance of the Oceanside Pier in two-hour shifts on Tuesdays through Saturdays between 11am and 3pm and on Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Ambassadors will be trained in all aspects of the program and will be provided with the tools necessary to relay the best information about restaurants, museums, retail shops, public parking, public transportation, and more in Downtown Oceanside, and collect pertinent data from the visitors. Interested community members aged 16 and older are encouraged to apply and attend the training session on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm at the MainStreet office, 701 Mission Ave.,
the Zeros, but there would be no escape from the disease that now had a grip on him. The old veteran was fighting his last battle even as they watched… “He can have my seat,” one of our guys said softly.
“Naw. You haven’t gone up for a while. Let him take mine.”
Soon there was a near fight among all five over who would give up their seat. It was a point of honor. Besides, people who fly and maintain old warbirds are slightly crazy anyway. The argument was settled and, beaming delightedly, the whole crew marched over to the man and his sons. They told him about the photo run that was scheduled for the next day and that we just, ahh, happened to have a spare seat available. Would he like to ride along on the flight?
The question stunned him. “Are you serious?” He looked from man to man, and their faces answered for them. They were all grinning like idiots and nodding their heads in encouragement. The aged Harpoon pilot blinked a few times and cleared his throat. Then, with his sons standing beside him, he lifted his chin and answered. “Yes,” he said. “I’d love to go. Thanks… thank you very much.” His sons didn’t comment on our crew’s invitation. For some reason
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FREE MusicFest, June 1st – Get your beach chairs and blankets ready for the Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters 8th annual VC MusicFest and Car Show in Valley Center on June 1st from 3pm-8pm, featuring the Detroit Underground, San Diego’s top-voted cover band which features Valley Center’s own, Jeff Beck on the trumpet. This free event, held at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, will showcase the award-winning VC Middle and High School jazz bands, drumlines, VCHS jazz choir and the student group Jaquares Del Valle. MusicFest offers overnight camping for $20, covers a space for tent or RV (no hookups) at Bates from 2pm Saturday to 12noon Sunday. The allmodel car show will be judged with trophies in four categories. All entries are welcome at $25 each. Campers and Car Show exhibitors are encouraged to pre-register but will be accepted on day of event, if space available. Car show entries and camping reservations are available at www.vcmusicfest.com.
This event benefits and supports the hundreds of students in the Valley Center/Pauma Music Program “This has proven to be a very fun, free and entertaining family event, all in support of our 800 plus Valley Center/Pauma music students” said Rebecca Tanner, president of the VC/P Music Boosters. “This is a great opportunity for the community to hear our awardwinning groups perform one last time before summer. There is much to do at this event, raffles, food, kid zone, and dance music of Detroit Underground.” Rounding out the fun will be food with the famous Booster café hamburgers, hot dogs and bur-
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they were suddenly having trouble with their voices. But the way they looked at our people spoke volumes on the subject of heartfelt gratitude. The men from Massachusetts stood with the men from Indiana on an airfield in New York state, and the axiom of a brotherhood among airmen demonstrated its truth once more. The old aviator arrived at dawn the next day. Only a couple of our people were up and at the aircraft at that time, groggily sipping coffee and still yawning. One of our guys commented that the veteran pilot looked surprisingly wide awake for that early hour. He replied that most of his combat missions had begun at dawn or even earlier. Besides, he admitted sheepishly, he had been unable to sleep the whole night. “I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas morning,” he grinned. Someone reached into a tool box and produced a thermos of coffee. The old fellow accepted a cup and sat a package down on the work bench. “I thought some of you might be interested in this.” He carefully unwrapped a tattered and patched photo album. “My boys talked me into bringing it from home when we came up here. I’m glad I have it with me now.” He opened the cover.
Our crewmen took one glance inside and snapped completely awake, nearly choking on their coffee. They
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The Paper • Page 4 • May 23, 2019 Oceanside Sailor on USS Abraham Lincoln
Oceanside Sailor, Leeangelo Ribu, is deployed with USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East region in response to indications of heightened Iranian
of the Iranian regime, their military and proxies. Due to operational security, DoD will not discuss timelines or location of forces. According to the Department of Defense news release, "The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are postured and ready to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region." Residents Heard Developer’s plans showing more than 500 residential units at site of former Palomar Hospital
In 2015 Palomar Health closed down its downtown Escondido campus and moved almost all medical facilities and services to the new Palomar Health Center at 2185 Citracado Parkway on the west edge of Escondido.
ARABIAN SEA (May 16, 2019) Airman Leeangelo Ribu, from Oceanside, Calif., and Airman Gabriel Orisa, from Spring, Texas, test fuel samples on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 is deployed to the On Monday of this week resU.S. 5th Fleet area operations to ensure mar- idents had the chance to itime stability and security in the Central review the developer’s proRegion, connecting the Mediterranean and posals. the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. With Palomar Heights, as the new Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed development is known, will strike group assets include staffs, ships and ermerge after demolition of aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG the old hospital, including 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), the underground parking USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air garage. Plans call for 510 Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass dwelling units as well as Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff commerical space Sherman/Released) readiness to conduct offensive The “Palomar Heights” project operations against U.S. forces and includes three planning areas with a our interests. variety of multi-family housing and commercial components. The Department of Defense continues to closely monitor the activities Residential units would range in
We were only about 10 yards off the beach when I noticed Mary was having difficulty and in some distress. I alerted the Divemaster and he swam over to her and escorted her to shore. Someone had put way too much lead weight on Mary's weight belt and it had been dragging her underwater. Some of the weight was removed and the dive began again.
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Random Memories from Life in California It's been a good life since moving to California.
We grew up in Omaha, five years in the Chicago area, coming to California in 1968. That makes Californian.
In 1969 Mary and I decided to take a scuba diving course and earned our scuba diving certificate. The final dive of the course was an ocean dive at Morro Bay, on the central coast. We put on our neoprene wet suits, fins, tanks, masks, weight belts (to counteract the buoyancy of the wet suits and let us descend) and headed out from the beach.
We explored the beautiful world of the underwater ocean . . . saw hundreds of fish, beautiful orange/gold Garibaldi (a protected species; you can't hunt them or molest them) . . . lots of beautiful rock formations, kelp beds . . . and we found both lobster and abalone. Of the two, even back then, abalone was far more expensive to buy in a store or restaurant. We just helped ourselves.
After the dive we gathered together in a pine grove on the beach. We'd pop out the abalone meat from their shells, throw them in a skillet with plenty of butter, opened a bottle of Dago Red wine, and sat around the campfire, enjoying the aroma of the pines, the wood fire, and the salty ocean air.
That's still one of my favorite memories of scuba diving . . . a good day of diving, sharing fresh caught abalone and a glass or two of Dago Red wine in a peaceful beach setting. Mary did not pursue scuba diving . . . but I did. My cousin, Doug, had
size from 600 square feet to almost 2,000 square feet, with parking ranging from 0.70 spaces per dwelling unit to 2.25 spaces per unit. About 900 surface-level parking spaces are proposed for the site, with additional street parking to be provided on Valley Boulevard.
Integral agreed to purchase the property from Palomar Health a bit more than a year ago for $18 million. Originally, the deal was to be finalized in 15 months; however, that agreement has been changed and is now dependent on City Council approval of the plans before a check will exchange hands, city officials said. City Manager Jeff Epp said Palomar Heights is a significant project.
“It’s a key part of our downtown and it’s located in the center of the community for all the same reasons there was a hospital on that site,” Epp said. The Escondido Commerce agrees.
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also become certified and he and I became diving buddies. (You NEVER dive alone. Diving buddies are critically important to each other). We did beach dives, we did boat dives; I dived off of Catalina Island, off San Clemente Island . . . all super experiences. One day we were headed out for Cortez Banks, a prime dive spot for huge lobster, about 10 miles out into the ocean; weather came up and we diverted to the lee side of San Clemente Island. I got seasick repeatedly while on the boat in such choppy waters . . . but once I got my tanks on and went over the side, I was fine. In the water I just enjoyed life . . . no seasickness. We were diving with two or three SEAL team members. They exercised "controlled breathing" so could stay down much longer than we amateurs; they also dived deeper and found lots of lobster. We would burn up a tank of compressed air in, maybe, 20-30 minutes. They'd be able to stay down 45 minutes plus.
Because I'd get seasick again once I got back on the boat I couldn't wait for my air tanks to be recharged so I could get back in the water and avoid being sick. I'm lucky I didn't hurt myself because I think I made four dives that day. We were diving in about 30-45 feet of water and you're not supposed to make a lot of dives as breathing compressed air, at depth, can result in you acquiring "the bends." I lucked out and even
Letters to the Editor Kudos to WWII Secrets Story
While my history teachers used to put me to sleep in school, Friedrick Gomez makes me want to sit up in the first row in class! What a tour de force story on the top secret weapons of World War 2.
Leave it to our English cousins to come up with a mixed bag of irregulars to decipher the German codes! Gomez ran the bases, as usual, and I'm stashing this cover story away in my prized library. Great job! No, super
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managed to avoid getting seasick on the boat trip back to the docks.
On one occasion, my very best friend forever, Carl Reynolds, came out to San Diego for a visit. We rented him some scuba gear (he said he was experienced) and we went for a dive at La Jolla Cave, a marine sanctuary in La Jolla, CA. and a very popular dive spot . . . plenty of Garibaldi, plenty of lobster, lots of seaweed, lots of underwater caves to explore . . . We entered the cove and began our dive. We were down for about five minutes when I noticed Carl was having some difficulty. He was not as experienced as I thought and I thought it prudent to cut the dive short. We went back into the beach and just lounged around. He had done some lake diving but never in the ocean and the depths and currents just overwhelmed him and he had become a bit disoriented. No matter. We loved talking to each other and cracking each other up. Never had a better friend than Carl. Loved the guy. Still do. He passed away from that damned cancer about six or seven years ago. Still miss the rascal. I have long since given up scuba diving. Though it is an absolutely delicious sport it is also a lot of work. For every hour underwater you will likely have spent two
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stared at the book, then at each other.
The album was a gold mine. The then-young Navy pilot had taken dozens of black and white photos of his aircraft, both inside and out. Equally important, he’d taken many close-ups of the mechanics at work on his forward island bases. We had only been able to guess at where some of the equipment was mounted in the interior of our plane, and how some of the field-expedient repairs had been accomplished under combat conditions. This book could allow us to rebuild and refurbish our plane to her exact wartime appearance, the goal of all military aircraft restorers. We have a thick manual for the bird, but it’s no longer possible to do everything “by the book.” Lockheed hasn’t made parts for this aircraft for over fifty years. We knew that Navy and Marine mechanics had accomplished wonders with baling wire, tin cans, and friction tape: the big question was how? Which backyard repairs could we get away with and which ones could cause a crash? What do you do when a control cable snaps at 12,000 feet or the port engine starts blowing oil or the landing gear jams halfway down? Our crewmen suddenly realized that the fellow sipping coffee and looking calmly back at them was not merely an old man suffering from Hodgkin’s disease. He was also a retired United States Navy officer, a combat experienced aviator, and a government-
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hours preparing for the dive. As I am basically a lazy guy I decided to give up diving.
While visiting back in Omaha I stayed with Gary Evans and his wife, Chuckie. I had mentioned my interest in flying and planned to get my pilot's license. Gary said, "You'll never do it. You'll never get your private pilot's license. Too much work, too much time, too expensive." Harumph!
I'll show him, I thought.
Sure enough, about two years later I had my private pilot's license and made sure to rub it in every time I talked to Gary. (I still stay with Gary and Chuckie whenever I head back home.)
I enjoyed flying. I was managing KOWN, the Escondido radio station, and come lunch time I remember inviting Ross Allie, one of my salesmen, to join me for lunch . . . but I didn't tell him we were gonna fly over to Catalina Island for lunch. We boarded the Cessna 150 and headed down the runway. I heard a clapping noise and said, "oh, crap!" "Don't say, 'oh, crap!" a terrified Ross said. We got airborne, leveled off, and I discovered the clapping noise was a loose strap hanging
trained expert on Lockheed PV-2 Harpoons. A few hours earlier, they felt as if he needed them. Now it dawned on our crew that they needed him—badly—and the knowledge he had carried for nearly half a century. “Sir, when the rest of our people get here, would you consider giving us a, uhh, briefing?”
He sat his cup down and smiled. “Be glad to.”
Later that morning they were assembled around the elderly pilot, hanging on his every word. His constant touching and staring at the aircraft had not been the ghostly reminiscences of days gone by, but a careful and professional examination. Instinctively, he’d been giving our Harpoon a pre-flight inspection. He’d been quietly “grading” us on our reconditioning, maintenance, and craftsmanship. He’d noted where we had done well—and where there was need for improvement. Our crew jotted don page after page of memos on everything from how the navigator’s table folded up to which hydraulic lines to inspect frequently. To no one’s surprise, he said that some portions of the manual were nonsense, then went on to tell us how to do things the right way. He gave our pilots detailed information on how to crash-land the plane in the event of total power failure. Harpoons are not noted for crash survivability, something we all keep in the back of our minds. His crew in the Pacific had been lucky to have outside the door and the windstream would slap it against the fuselage. I opened the door, pulled the strap in; no more problem. Ross was relieved.
We saw several gray whales migrating south for Scammon's Lagoon in Mexico where they would both give birth and/or breed for future generations. We enjoyed the big, white puffy clouds set against a blue sky; life was good and the scenery wonderful. It was a pleasant flight. The airport at Catalina Island is on top of a mountain and is angled upwards. It's a fairly small strip. You descend, land, and roll out while going uphill. At the end of the runway is a sloped bank; at the bottom of the bank was (then) the remains of an aircraft that had crashed. Keeps you on your toes. We went to the Airport in the Sky, ordered a couple of Buffalo Burgers and then made the return flight home.
While I still have my pilot's license I haven't flown as pilot-in-command for, probably, 25 years. Whenever I go to an airport and smell the AvGas and see all the pretty planes I kinda get the urge to fly again. I quit flying because they passed a biannual review where a pilot has to renew his license every two years (a program I totally support. If you're gonna fly, particularly in
him at the controls. He ran out of fuel once and had to belly in on a beach. The plane was a total loss, but the young Navy flyer saved his crew. Someday—God forbid—we may have to try it ourselves.
The veteran continued on for some time without any apparent fatigue or effects from his illness. Presently a civilian aircraft noisily taxied up to the Harpoon and braked to a halt. Two men clambered out of the plane, the photographer and his pilot. They exchanged information with our pilots on how the photo flight was to be handled, shook hands, and hopped back in their plane. The Cessna turned and began to taxi back out to the runway. Flight line workers began to circle the Harpoon, warning spectators away from our bomber and clearing a path for it to roll out from the parking area. Our pilots and engineer climbed up into the cockpit and began their pre-flight checklist. Two of our people, one at each engine, stood guard outside with fire extinguishers while four more eagerly entered the plane. For the first and only time in their lives, the old man’s sons watched him climb into a PV-2 Harpoon. Just inside the hatch, he turned and looked at his boys for a long moment. Something seemed to pass between them for an instant, then he gave them a “thumbs up” and shut the door. He never thought that he’d see another of “his” planes and certainly never dreamed he’d fly in one again,
the San Diego Air Corridor, where there is heavy aviation traffic. You also should get training in mountain flying). Back then, I didn't have the money to fly as often as I thought I should (once a week, minimum). Today I can afford to fly every week but I don't have the time. (Theoretically, I should have lots of time because I'm in what, for most people, is the 'retirement years.') I don't plan to ever retire. I enjoy what I do way too much. Oh, I may wind up selling The Paper . . . but I'll find something else to do. I have also flown through the air without benefit of an aircraft.
I decided to take up skydiving and made five jumps, all static line. To this day my best jump was my first one. When you exit the aircraft and the chute opens (hopefully) you search for your target . . . your drop zone. It is normally a large circle of pea gravel, maybe 25-30' wide; in the center is a pie plate. That is your target.
I landed about 5' away from the pie plate. Never came that close again. On one occasion my Program Director, Clip Helps, decided he'd try skydiving. He regretted his decision almost instantly but had made the commitment.
When you land from a parachute jump you are supposed to face into
if even only as a passenger, but fate had reserved him one more takeoff, just one more time. The last flight was under way
Our pilot shouted out his window. “Clear!” The ground crewmen stood by with the fire extinguishers, just in case. The number one starter motor engaged the flywheel, causing that eerie high-pitched whine that quickens the blood of anyone who ever heard it. Then the pistons fired, coughed, and fired again, blowing out rapid puffs of smoke as the Hamilton-Standard prop began to spin. The engine smoothed and revved to a high idle, pounding out a sound like nearby thunder. Number two engine whined, backfired, and blew out a great cloud of white smoke. Its prop remained motionless. Doubtless cursing under his breath, the pilot initiated a restart while the ground crew eyed the engine suspiciously, extinguishers at the ready. The flywheel built up speed again, the switch was thrown, and this time the mighty Pratt & Whitney radial roared into life, fairly bellowing strength and defiance. The whole aircraft shook visibly as the great 2,000 horsepower engines warmed up. The brakes strained to hold the ship in place while the preflight was completed, then they were gradually released and the bomber started to roll.
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the wind; it softens your landing and gives you more directional control; it also makes it easier to collapse your chute, dumping all the air out of it, folding it, and returning to the drop zone. Clip made his jump and we could see that he was landing with the wind at his back instead of facing it. He made it down and the chute dragged him for about 100-150 feet, face first in the black dirt, before he was finally able to collapse the chute. When he approached us at the drop zone his face was black as a picaninny; his great big smile with big white teeth showed up just fine. He was laughing, "I didn't care whether I landed into the wind or not. I just knew the chute was open and I was gonna make it down. And I did." Clip never jumped again.
After my fourth jump we were standing around the drop zone watching all the other jumpers come down.
One jumper came down way too fast. His chute didn't open. He hit the ground and his body bounced up about five feet . . . above the dust cloud created from his body's impact with the ground. The drop zone closed, medical examiner came out and examined the body and removed same.
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As always, she gained speed rapidly. Halfway down the strip, the barndoor sized tail lifted and the plane seemed to balance on her main gear. Then, with the awesome sound of a warbird—the Sound of Freedom— the Harpoon thundered into the sky.
They circled the field once, gaining altitude. The chase plane fell into formation with them, the photographer taking advantage of a beautiful cloudless day. The Harpoon banked gracefully, easing back over the airfield. Together the two aircraft made repeated passes giving the cameraman every shot he could wish for. When the photo run was over, both planes slowed and dropped into a landing glide path, flaps and gear down. The smaller plane led the way, touching down well ahead of the big blue Navy patrol bomber. It was the moment our crew had been waiting for. The airspace was now clear. The Harpoon’s gear went back up and the engines throttled forward. She picked up speed, streaked over the runway at a breathtaking fifteen feet, and rocketed back up in a tight climbing turn.
One of our ground crew grinned at the old pilot’s sons. “I think your dad is in for a little treat.” The Harpoon was now going in excess of two hundred fifty knots. The bomber stood on one wing, whirled around in a highstress turn, and dove like a falcon— straight towards the field. Her engines were audible for miles, and the vast crowd of spectators looked up as one. “What the hell are they up to?” Hot dogs and soft drinks were dropped by the score as people snatched for their cameras. The plane shrieked over the flight line, a blue streak above the Mustangs and the Liberators and that thrice-damned Zero. In the wink of an eye they blew past the throng of spectators as babies cried, women covered their ears, and children howled with delight. The slipstream sent hats, programs, and paper cups flying in every direction. The plane rocked back on its tail and flew into the sun. The crowd squinted and tried to follow it. Eventually even the sound of the engines grew faint. The plane was gone—but to where? A few minutes passed, then someone shouted, “There! To the north!” They’d gone for altitude, and were now diving back in again. But this time something was different. The plan was flying strangely. A teenager asked his father, “Are they in trouble?”
The Harpoon was dodging rapidly left and right and flinging itself up and down in the dive. Experienced combat pilots—and there are many at air shows—knew at first glance what the Navy bomber was doing. “Jinking” is how pilots are trained to avoid ground fire in combat. The plane was coming in under evasive action and gaining speed at an alarming rate. Two hundred sixty knots,
two seventy, two ninety…Then the aircraft straightened and flew with determined precision, seeming to aim itself at a point just opposite from the crowd on the other side of the runway. The bomb bay doors snapped open and half dozen dark oblong shapes spilled out.
Spectators gasped as the objects tumbled and fell, whistling loudly as they came. The missiles hit the field and exploded into a spectacular red and green spray. The crowd sent up a mighty cheer as they realized what they’d seen, and the sons of our passenger laughed and cheered loudest of all. Gennessee, New York had just been bombed by a planeload of Indiana watermelons.
After pulling up from its surprise “bomb run,” the Harpoon slowed to cruise speed, circled, and came back for a final pass before landing. She swooped in low and slow, one wing tipped in salute to the crowd while cameras clicked and video recorders whirred. Then the great flaps lowered, the gear came down, and the tires screeched on contact with the tarmac. The bomber taxied to the parking apron, turned, and rolled slowly to her assigned area. Flight line workers held back the crowds who surged in around her, waving, applauding, and holding children on the shoulders. The old aviator’s sons stood with our ground crew, shielding their eyes from a final wind blast as the port brake was locked, the starboard engine revved, and the plan ground-looped perfectly into exactly the same spot she had left. The engines were cut, number two giving its characteristic double backfire, and the props clattered to a halt. The elevator surfaces on the huge tail lowered and thumped softly down to their rest positions. The flight was over, the bomber now silent.
Our crew formed a semicircle around the hatch, the veteran’s sons standing expectantly in the front. For a long moment the hatch remained closed. Then the handle rotated, the door swung slowly open, and a figure appeared at the top of the access ladder. The sons looked up solemnly, as if seeing their father for the first time, He paused there, returning their gaze. Then the emotion became too great for even him to control, and his loving, joyous smile became framed by streams of tears that rolled down both cheeks. He hopped down the short ladder and into the arms of his boys. Our crew surrounded them as they gripped each other, laughing and weeping, in an impassioned, back slapping, threeway hug. The scene was best described to this writer by one of our female crew members. “Oh, you should have seen it! These macho guys of ours in the plane came out and they were all crying. They were embarrassed by
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Keeping promises, spending wisely
The Governor just released his “May Revise,” which updates the preliminary budget he released in January to serve as a discussion starter leading up to the legislative deadline for final budget approval on June 15th.
There’s a lot to like in the Governor’s $214 billion budget proposal. First of all, raising the child tax credit to help families cope with our skyrocketing cost of living deserves support. And with California’s population expected to expand to 50 million by 2030, decades-old infrastructure including dams, reservoirs and water conveyance systems that were built for half our current population are rapidly becoming obsolete. Dedicating part of California’s $21.5 billion surplus toward one-time investments in infrastructure makes a lot of sense. I am joining my Republican colleagues to ensure that we have a strong safety net for vulnerable Californians, including access to care for the state’s Medi-Cal recipients, funding for treatment programs for those struggling with substance abuse, and for programs serving the Developmentally
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I made one more jump that day just to prove to myself that I could still do it. But I never jumped again.
We found out later that the jumper owed $100,000 in gambling debts; had a double indemnity insurance policy which paid out $200,000. His gambling debts were settled and his family had $100K . Still, a tough way to settle a gambling debt. I'm sure there must be another California memory or two resting in this ancient mind of mine. I'll try to resurrect them and will tell another tale or two at another time.
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Disabled. The proposed $333 million increase for regional centers and care providers that serve the Developmentally Disabled, including many in this region, is nowhere near the $1.9 billion that’s needed. We are fighting for more funding here.
Despite positive features like increasing the state’s “Rainy Day Fund” to $16.5 billion, this budget does not put California on a sustainable financial path over the long term. Going forward, we must improve our schools, keep our neighborhoods safe, prepare for natural disasters and recovery, and pay down the large debt.
Over the coming weeks, I will be joining my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to build on the Governor’s May Revise to ensure that, in the final budget, taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, our needs are met, our promises are kept, and our state’s financial future is secure. 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.
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From Patrick Flannigan and the Irish clan here in Escondido. And More on WWII Secrets
My uncle served during the Second World War and lived to tell about it. Our family still has old album photos of those days. I have not read anything more historically fascinating than this week's cover story titled "Top Secret Weapons of WWII" published in The Paper.
Friedrich Gomez somehow makes history come alive and jump right off the printed pages! Honestly, he is one of my favorite all-time writers and I cannot thank him enough for enlightening me on a topic and making it so darn interesting to learn about. I could not stop reading it! I even let two incoming telephone calls go to my "voice message box " on my cell phone because I wasn't about to be interrupted! Letters to the Editor Cont. on Page 9
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Once In a Lifetime By Jeff Figler
It is only human nature to occasionally daydream. I do it a lot. I often wonder about many things. For example, would my life have been different if I had stayed in the Midwest instead of migrating to the Southwest and, later, to California? I always come to the same conclusion that I would not miss the weather. I think about what my life would be like if I had not met my wife. Of course, it would not have been as exciting and full of warm memories. Are you reading this, my dear?
But like most people I wonder what I would do if I ever won the lottery. Well, I try not to dwell on that idea too long because the chances of ever winning anything more than ten or twenty dollars is slim. Very, very slim. I can barely win at the horse races or at the slot machines, much less megabucks in a lottery. I rarely win a door prize at some activity after buying a string of tickets. So I have given up on the hope of winning millions.
However, I do constantly encounter people who tell me that their life would be different if they had a mother like I did, who never threw away their baseball cards or comic books. I caution them that they should not hold that against me. To this day, my mother tells me that she knew exactly what she was doing. And to this day, I doubt it. But I don’t tell her that. You just refrain from saying anything contrary to a feisty lady who is only a few short months from becoming a centenarian. I merely nod my head and agree with her. But every so often people tell me about an item that, much to this surprise, is worth more than a cup of coffee at Starbuck’s. One time a man told me about his grandfather’s old model train set that he was considering giving to a thrift store. Another man had a few first editions of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”. And I remember the lady who saved her memorabilia from Woodstock.
Granted, those are exceptions. But let me tell you of a real life story that I read about.
In 1989, a gentleman is at a flea market in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. He is attracted by an old painting of a country scene. It is not so much the painting, but rather the frame that appeals to him. And the price is right. Only $4. But the painting appeared to have a tear in the canvas. He bought the painting and took it home. He tried to separate the canvas from the frame. He noticed an old piece of paper. After unfolding the paper, he saw what looked like the Declaration of Independence. The man’s curiosity got the best of
him. He did not know what to make of it. Maybe it was something valuable.
He went to a friend who collected Civil War Memorabilia. The friend told him that he would be wise to take the old document to have it appraised. Smart move. It turned out to be the missing copy of the original Declaration of Independence. Each of the original colonies was given two copies. One of the copies given to North Carolina had been missing for ages.
Legal battles ensued, as to whether the copy belonged to the man, or to the State of North Carolina. The man prevailed. The man who had spent all of four dollars on a painting in Adamstown, Pennsylvania because he liked the frame. The copy was offered for sale on June 4, 1991, and sold for $2.42 million. It was the highest price for any historical Americana item. It is one of only three remaining copies in private hands. Several years later the same document sold for $8.14 million. The television producer Norman Lear bought it, and it became the key item of the Norman Lear Center’s Declaration of Independence Road Trip which toured the country for more than three years.
The story makes you wonder if something similar to that can ever happen to you. Who knows?
And by the way, you might be wondering about whatever happened to the painting and the frame. The painting was kept. The frame could not be salvaged.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-472-3087.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
The ‘Golden Age’ Depends Upon Your Age
We often hear the phrase “that was back in the ‘golden age’ (of whatever you want to discuss – television, movies, lifestyle, politics, cars). Probably the most commonly discussed “golden age’ has to do with communication – and, depending upon your age, that can take in a wide variety of subjects -magazines, newspapers, television, and radio.
Remember Collier’s, Saturday Evening Post, Life, or Look? No? Then you hadn’t made your arrival here on earth until after the 1950s. Among many others, these were popular weekly magazines that were the ‘People” magazines of their day. News magazines such as Time and U.S. News & World Report were in they heyday by midcentury.
One could say the late 1800s to the first half of the 20th century was the golden age of newspapers. Every major city in America had at least two newspapers. New York City had seven. Interestingly enough, today overseas cities such as London, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, and Berlin each have more than four. Most of those cities sell their newspaper via street vendors. Door-to-door delivery seems to be an American thing. Today, Los Angeles has just one (there were three until the late seventies. Chicago still has three down from four, and New York City is down to three from seven until the seventies.
We’d have to include a golden age of automobiles during the twenties through the sixties. Some of the most inventive vehicles were born and sold. The Stanley Steamer (yes, it was powered by steam and went very fast). And there was the luxurious hand-built Duesenberg, which was a ‘real doozie.” There were a number of electric-powered cars. Those left from the “Greatest Generation” will remember the Graham, and the Cord. Those of us who have been around since the thirties, forties and fifties remember Packard, DeSoto, Willys, Kaiser, Frasier, Crosley, and, for a very short time, the Tucker? One of
the best-built, but ugliest was probably was Ford’s Edsel. It just didn’t attract enough drivers. The grill might have had something to do with it.
Radio’s golden age began in the late twenties and lasted little more than two decades (1930s through the 1940s). Many of future TV star performers, sit-com and drama formats were developed during this period. But anyone born after 1950 would probably not have experienced the comedy, drama, quiz shows and more that were given birth during that period. Many of us rushed home from school to listen in on “The Lone Ranger,” “Sky King,” “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” and “Straight Arrow.” On Sunday afternoons it was “The Shadow,” and “Nick Carter, Private Eye.” Weeknights it was “Johnny Dollar” and “Lux Radio Theater.” Every night “Fibber McGee & Molly,” “Bob Hope, “Jack Benny, “George Burns & Gracie Allen” made us laugh.
Nowadays when the “Golden Age” of anything is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is television. While most of us associate that time period with the fifties, it really isn’t true. Years from now people will look back on the present time period as “The Golden Age of Television.” Think about it – television sets, programming, and reception has never been as good as it is now. No more “snowy” pictures … “fade-outs,” or “test patterns.” Television sets are bigger, better, and lower-priced than ever before. Today’s television programming is far-reaching. There’s very little that you can think of that isn’t available on a wide variety of “streaming” channels. Movie theaters have all but been wiped because of today’s modern era of television. “On Demand” programming has new movies available while they’re still in the theaters – if you can find one that hasn’t closed down. Cable TV offers 24-hour news and talking heads spewing all sorts of opinions. In some ways, television, computers, cell phones, and video games are almost too good – they keep us on our butts and dangerously inactive. You could say we’re presently in the “Golden Age of Indulgence.” SCAG SEZ: “Have you ever noticed that the only people who don't think they're fat are fat people?” – Cecil Scaglione, Mature Life Features.
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Summertime is a’comin’!
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it, but they had to keep wiping their eyes. The old man was the happiest person I’ve ever seen in my life. He kept on laughing and crying at the same time and asking his boys if they saw the bomb run. They were nodding and hugging him. The ground crew was sniffing and snorting and looking at everything except each other. I finally gave up myself and said ‘What the hell?’ So I started crying too.”
The aviator told everyone within earshot how happy he was to have been with us, even if only for a short while. Another of our ladies appeared at his side and asked if he would like to join our organization. Before she could even finish the question he exclaimed, “Yes!” She pulled an application out from behind her back and, grinning, handed the old fellow a pen. He quickly read the document and signed it on the offered back of our flight engineer. After handing the paper back, he reached inside jacket. “I have my checkbook with me. I can pay my first annual dues right now and…”
There was a cry of outrage and our “recruiting officer” steadfastly refused to take a cent. She looked around threateningly at the rest of the team and called for a forum. By immediate and unanimous voice vote, the veteran was made a life member of our crew on the spot, all dues waived forever. Addresses and phone numbers were exchanged. The retired naval officer
was told that he could expect our first organizational newsletter within a week and that we’d stay in touch by mail, keeping him abreast of developments with the plane. He replied that he had many photographs and notes pertaining to PV-2 Harpoons that he’d send us, as well as personal observations and letters answering any questions we might have in the future.
After some time, they had to leave for the long drive back to Massachusetts. Our men shook his firm hand for the last time, our wives and girlfriends each gave him a kiss, and it was time to leave. One of the sons kept repeating to our crew, “You don’t know. You don’t know what this has done for Dad. This has brought him back. He’s his old self again. You just don’t know…” Well, maybe we don’t. But we have a pretty good idea. We know what he did for us.
Whatever else life may have in store for him the veteran will always know that one of his planes is still flying, crewed by a new generation. And we will know that we have a friend, our senior member, who we can turn to when the skies grow dark and we need advice. Sometimes people ask me why I love air shows. I never know what to tell them. ••••• About the Author
Kent Ballard was a masterful writer who lived near Brazil, Indiana. While he made his living as a Journeyman Machinist for many years, he also fascinated a small group of writer friends with his tales of history, adventure, and of the military. This is the fifth printing of this story, which first appeared September 9th, 2010.
He has written a number of cover stories for The Paper and we would have liked him to write more. But he was a stubborn cuss. Folks who live in Indiana are like that, you know. One of these days we had hoped he’d get around to it. We hoped. But sadly, his death intervened.
Know What? You could own this space. It’d be all yours. And over 20,000 readers each week would be able to read about what a nice person you are, and what a nice business you have. It’d be a nice little investment. Call us. We’ll talk.
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ritos, a silent auction and raffle selection. The family-friendly kid zone features bouncy slides, musical crafts, face painting with the V.C. pageant court, henna tattoos and hair feathers with the VCHS Winter Guard, games for prizes like Corn Hole and Plinko, as well as popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy. The VC/P Music Boosters always are in need of items, goods or services for the raffle and silent auction baskets. To make a donation, please email VCMusicBoosters@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/VCPMusicBoosters. Tax deductible donations are always welcome and appreciated at P.O.Box 841, Valley Center, 92082. For more info, visit www.vcpmusicfest.com, www.vcpmusicboosters.org and like us on Facebook.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class - A monthly 4-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The class will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm Sunday, June 2, at the shooting range located east of Lake Wohlford, 16525 Guejito Road. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for those who do not own any but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun and ammunition if they own one. Cost is $60.00. Register at 760-746-2868.
June Meeting Announced for San Marcos Republican Women – The June meeting will be on Monday, June 3rd, at the St. Mark Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos 92078. Registration and social at 11am; call to order at 11:30am. The theme is “Back to the Beach” – feel free to come dressed for summer fun. Members are reminded to come have your picture taken for the new directory. Guests are welcome and we invite you to join our club. The guest
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-- From Mrs. Arlene Anne Tibbets & family, Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista, in California. And Still More on WWII
Great story on Top Secret Weapons of WWII. Fresh, insightful, exciting narrative.
From the Thomas Family of Vets, Oceanside, CA And Another of WWII
Your cover article “Top Secret Weapons of World War II”(May 16, 2019) was fascinating.
However, in the section on the efforts of the cryptographers of Bletchly Park, you completely missed the contributions of the small but dedicated cryptographers working in secret in the United States, in particular the contributions of William Friedman and his wife Elizabeth Smith Friedman.
Their work in fact cracked the secrets of the German Enigma machines before the cryptographers in Bletchly Park. William’s groundbreaking work ended up with
speaker will be our own Mayor of San Marcos, Rebecca Jones, a long-time San Marcos resident, and has served on the City Council since January 2007. She is serving her first term as Mayor, having been elected in November 2018. In addition, she serves on the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board of Directors; the SANDAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Committee (RHNA), and other organizations. As an advocate for San Marcos youth she is actively involved with several productive and motivating youth groups. Mayor Jones is a strong supporter of business in San Marcos and believes that a healthy business base is an important part of a dynamic and thriving community. For lunch reservations, your check, payable to RWC-SM, should be mailed or delivered to Susie Glass, 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. All reservations must include a payment of $30.00. After Wednesday, May 29th, reservations incur an additional fee of $5.00. Group reservations cannot be accommodated unless all payment checks are received in a single mailing. Plan ahead and note on your calendars for Saturday, September 14, 2019, BINGO! SM Chamber Events for May/June – Exciting things are happening at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce... We're moving to North City! We will be in our new space located in Union Cowork San Marcos on May 20th! 251 North City Drive, Suite 130. Stay tuned for information on our Open House Celebration. The Chamber’s Sundowner Business Mixer will be on Thursday, May 23, from 5-7pm at the Decoy Dockside at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort. On Thursday, May 30th from 8 to 9am, there will be a Public Speaking Workshop with Brandan Whearty, Professor of Speech Communications at Palomar College. Coming soon: San Marcos Farmer’s Market with Fresh Finds and Unique Flavors on Tuesdays, starting June 4th, from 3-7pm, at 1035 La Bonita Drive, across from Decoy Dockside; set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake San Marcos. Enjoy the scenery while shopping
the creation of the foundation of the National Security Administration.
Elizabeth’s work, oddly enough for the Coast Guard, was essential in winning the war in the Pacific, where Elizabeth almost single-handedly cracked the Japanese communications codes. More incredibly, this work was done principally with pencil and paper, and without the use of machines! Mary Cataldo San Diego County, CA.
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ABWA Meeting Guest Speaker Announced – When the Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) meets on Thursday, June 6th, the guest speaker will be Stacey Ellen, Success Attraction Coach, Author and CEO. She will share “3 Simple Ways to Create Money and Abundance Using Your Inner Power.” Join us for Networking, Dinner and an outstanding Speaker. Guests are welcome and there will be networking opportunities before, during and after the meeting. This is the perfect event for you if you have been thinking about visiting to see what ABWA is all about. Networking from 6-6:30pm; dinner/program 6:30-8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos 92069. Cost is $28/guests; $23/members. For more information or to register, visit the website at www.abwa-soaringeagles.org and click on Shop or contact Sue Punian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.822.2242 to pay at the door. Grandmothers Club Rummage Sale – The Grandmothers Club will have a rummage sale on Saturday, June 8th, from 9am to 1pm, at 702 Midway Drive, Escondido 92027. Open to the public.
Panhellenic Membership Information – The Escondido Alumnae Panhellenic (EAP) was chartered by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) in 1965 and serves North San Diego County. We welcome all initiated alumnae members of NPC sororities.
The purpose of our organization is to support our undergraduate sisters by encouraging high standards, fostering relationships, and by providing scholarships. Since our inception we have awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to deserving upper division NPC sorority women attending San Diego County universities. Our next meeting is Saturday, June 8th at 10:30am. Please join us! For meeting location and further information, we encourage you to contact us at (760) 591-0095. Visit our website at ww.eapgreek.org.
Senior Travel Service Travel Meeting and Upcoming Trips Planned – The next travel meeting of the Senior Travel Service, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, will be on Monday at 1pm on June 10, in the Auditorium. Telephone 760.745.5414; Office hours Mon-Fri, 9am-12noon. Senior Travel only accepts cash or checks for payment. No credit cards. Payment due for Day trips should be 4-6 weeks in advance. Payment due for overnight trips should be 6-8 weeks in advance. Upcoming trips planned are: Monday, June 17, Pauma Casino; cost $10/person. Wednesday, July 24, Del Mar Horse Races; cost $77/person, includes lunch at Hunter Steakhouse with choice of 3 entrees. Then on to horse races at Del Mar with Clubhouse Seating. Wednesday, September 18th, Big Bear; cost $73/person. Travel to the mountains in Big Bear for shopping and lunch on our own; then board for a narrated cruise on the lake before heading home. Monday-Thursday, October 21-24, Reno; cost $418/single or $328/double. Travel to Reno for 3-night stay at Silver Legacy and four day excursion. Tuesday a docent tour with lunch at old “Brothel House.” Wednesday visit Lake Tahoe to enjoy the shops, lunch on your own or the casinos. On the way home, stop at Bishop and visit Schat’s Bakery. Tuesday or Wednesday, November 12 or 13, Aquarium of the Pacific with Lunch; cost $89/person. Travel to Long Beach to see the aquarium with 17 major exhibit tanks. Journey through underwater tunnel where waves crash overhead. Also included is lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with time for shopping nearby. Tuesday-Thursday, December 3-5, Las Vegas/Mt. Charleston; cost $280/single or $215/double. Travel to Las Vegas for 2-night stay at 4 Queens (new South Tower). Wednesday go to Mt. Charleston for lunch at rustic Charleston
Lodge. Evenings on your own for gaming/shopping.
El Camino Quilt Guild Meeting June 13th - El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30am, Thursday, June 13th, at QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside 92056. Parking is limited, please carpool if you can. Doors open 9am. There is no guest fee for this meeting. After a short business meeting, we will have our 3rd annual Boutique, Silent Auction and Fabric Sale. There will be many tables full of wonderful fabric at $10 a pound (about 3 yards to a pound) including specialty fabrics and pieces large enough for backing. There is a new Janome sewing machine to be won. Beautiful Opportunity baskets donated by our Friendship groups and worth at least $100 can be yours for the cost of a ticket. The Silent Auction features baskets of fat quarters. There is a boutique of handwork made by our talented members. An auction will include a quilt, bungee chair, steamer, a free workshop certificate and more. We accept cash, check or credit card as payment. There is no workshop in June. Visit elcaminoquilters.com or email email@example.com for more information.
Exhibition Rental Space Available at Municipal Gallery – Solo exhibition and curatorial space availabilities for the following months: June: Expressions II. July and August: Expressions I & II. September and November: Expressions II. Please call the gallery for more information if you or someone you know may be interested in exhibiting in these spaces, 760.480.4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. EAP Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, 92025.
New Special Occasion Dresses to be Provided by Believe in Yourself Project - For Spring, brand new unworn dresses will be provided to San Marcos Area girls by the Believe in Yourself Project. The dresses will range in style and be functional for prom, spring dances and other special occasions the girls have coming up. Believe in Yourself (www.believeinyourself.org) is a foundation launched in January 2017 that provides brand-new, never-worn dresses to low-income girls around the country, while at the same time works to promote positivity, to reduce cyber bullying, and to inspire girls to believe in themselves and their dreams. Dress donations are tied to the girls’ progress in achieving goals. Each girl who wants to receive a dress is entered into a system where they are then tracked to see their progress, whether towards improving their academics or pursuing an extracurricular interest such as music, dance, sports, etc. and Believe in Yourself provides the girls dresses for any upcoming events they have during the school year. Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative. The charity brings in Mentors and speakers to motivate the girls to believe in themselves. These mentors also provide tips if the girls are experiencing a negative body image or bullying of any kind, and they counsel the girls to help them achieve their dreams and goals. Believe in Yourself has made donations in close to 20 states and has helped over 6,000 kids to date. It is a non-profit foundation launched in January 2017 to provide brand-new, never-worn dresses to low-income girls around the country, while at the same time working to promote positivity, to reduce cyber bullying, and to inspire girls to believe in themselves and their dreams. Museum Hails Oldest Living Orange Tree - A 150-year-old sweet orange tree - believed to be the oldest living such orange tree in Southern California -- is being spotlighted at the Valley Center History Museum on the sesquicentennial of its planting. The museum has created a permanent pictorial display to note the event. The tree, commonly called a Valencia, was planted from seed in 1869 at a ranch in the Valley Center area. It is
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still producing fruit. According to documentation provided to the Valley Center Historical Society by the property owner and other sources, the citrus rootstock was brought by boat from Mazatlan, Mexico, to Northern California where it was planted in 1856. Miners sampled the fruit and gathered seeds to plant elsewhere. The original tree still produces fruit at Oroville, California. Another historic tree, a navel, was planted in 1873 and still stands in Riverside.
identified. He died in 2012 and is buried at Valley Center Cemetery. The family still controls the ranch. Another vintage orange tree was cited by Sunset magazine's Family Stories Project in 2014 when it recognized a then 140-year-old citrus tree in Pauma Valley. It is still growing and producing oranges. The Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12noon to 4pm. For more information, visit vchistory.org or call (760) 749-2993. See What’s New at North County Lifeline – Parent Support Service is what’s new at North County Lifeline and in an effort to
Historic Valencia -- a copy of an undated photo, possibly from the 1920s, was provided by the property owner to the Valley Center History Museum. The historic local tree and its age were valmeet the needs of their client family service idated in 2009 during an on-site visit with is offered every Monday and Tuesday from the property owner, descendant of a well4:30pm-7:30pm. This child activity service known pioneer citrus growing family, and is for children between the ages of 2 and 12, former History Museum president William during designated session times, for the purHutchings, whose family is also a longpose of allowing parents/guardians to meet time citrus grower in Valley Center and with Lifeline staff/interns/trainees confiPauma Valley. The owner of the property dentially if needed and giving clients the on which the historic tree sits requested opportunity to have scheduled sessions that his name and address not be publicly
Earl is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 36 pound, male, Labrador Retriever / Whippet mix.
He’s kind of a show off. Earl is a smart dog and he’s very athletic. He loves playing fetch and he would be happy to learn more if there are treats involved. Earl was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program.
The $145 adoption fee for Earl includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Khalesi is a 2-year-old cat looking for a new home. Her previous owner surrendered her to San Diego Humane Society in April. She is a playful kitty who loves to chase toys. She takes a little time to warm up, but she loves affection and hanging out with humans once she gets to know you. Khalesi would be happiest in a home without small children or dogs. If you’re looking for a sweet, independent cat, come and meet Khalesi today! Her adoption fee includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst. Khalesi is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.
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Kitten Season is a Major Challenge for Our Region - Dear Friends of the Animals, Last year San Diego Humane Society saved the lives of nearly 5,000 kittens, most of them newborn, orphaned kittens. Our Kitten Nursery, which opened in 2009 as the first of its kind in the nation, has cared for more than 13,000 kittens since that day. We’ve already taken in more than 800 kittens this season. Each year we scale what we call “Kitten Mountain.” Typically it runs March through November because this is the time when unaltered cats reproduce, especially free-roaming community cats. During this time, thousands of kittens are born and literally inundate San Diego animal shelters. As part of our pledge to never euthanize healthy or treatable animals, we’re committed to giving every single one of these fragile kittens the specialized care they need to survive. But we can't do it alone. To effectively help all of these kittens each year, we need you. That’s why I’m hoping you’ll consider becoming a kitten foster parent. We understand that not everyone is in a position to adopt. But animal-lovers can still make a difference by temporarily opening their homes as foster volunteers for kittens and other shelter animals. It takes an extraordinary person to offer animals a temporary home so they can begin their new lives. But by doing this, foster volunteers significantly expand our shelter’s capacity to take in more animals in immediate need of care. We try to make it as easy as possible for you by providing all training, supplies and medical care. Last year, 672 foster volunteers helped us save more than 3,400 animals. We hope you’ll consider being a part of our lifesaving team this year. Another way you can help make an impact? If you find a litter of kittens without their mother, wait and watch for her to come back before scooping up the kittens. Often, well intentioned people end up
orphaning kittens when they try to help. When kittens are alone, most of the time their mom is coming right back. Instead of taking them, try to get the mama cat as well and bring the whole family to us or foster them in your home. Moms are best at caring for their young. And then we can spay the mom so she doesn’t keep having litters. We can help you determine when to intervene. And you can always call us at 619299-7012 if you have any questions. We are beyond grateful for you our animal loving community; you are the driving force behind our ability to create a more humane San Diego. Sincerely, Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, President and CEO, San Diego Humane Society
“Just in Time” for Foster Youth’s Annual College Bound Celebration - Over 60 transition age foster youth who have overcome the odds to head for college will have the opportunity to start their journey with help and support from Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) through its College Bound service. College Bound provides young people with everything they need to succeed in all aspects of their college experiences, including essential relationships and resources for school success, school supplies, electronics, household items, and a community to provide ongoing support. JIT will host the College Bound kick-off “pep rally” at the San Diego Central Library on Saturday, June 15, with the College Bound Awards following on Saturday, June 29th. During this “JIT University” collegiatethemed event, first-time College Bound participants will receive a laptop and printer as well as significant information to navigate their upcoming college experience. Each participant also goes on a shopping spree with the help from a volunteer coach,
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The Pastor Says...
ed “The Big Bang Theory.” Scientists once believed in a slow, steady progression of evolution. It now believes the development of life happened in dynamic surges, just as the Bible teaches in its “Creation Days.”
Pastor Hal Seed, Pastor, New Song Community Church, Oceanside Science and the Bible are Coming Closer Together
Children love to hear their parents tell stories about “when you were born,” and “when you were little.” How we got here and where we came from is important to us.
God knew this. In the book of Genesis, He describes our species’ beginnings, and the early stories of what formed and shaped human society. In some ways, the book of Genesis is our family photo album. God filled it with pictures that fulfill our longing to know about the highlights of our beginnings. The exciting news is that science and the Bible are coming closer together these days. Scientists once believed the universe was eternal. The Bible teaches that it had a beginning. Science has now adopt-
During the month of May, I’ll be exploring the confluence of science and the Bible, using Genesis 1 and 2 as our text. I invite you to join us.
Genesis 1 contains the beautiful record of how the universe began. It’s a masterpiece of literature and of recorded history. From a literary standpoint, the Creation story is told with symmetry, style and grace. Genesis 1:1 supplies the introduction: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The four fundamental determinations of physics are time, space, matter, and causality. They’re all present here. “In the beginning [time] God created [causality] the heavens [space] and the earth [matter].” Every word of Genesis is filled with meaning and significance. If you’ve never studied the Bible, it’s a great place to start!
New Song is located at 3985 Mission Ave. in Oceanside. Services times are 9 & 11 a.m. I hope to see you soon.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
San Marcos public parks are now smoke free
Supporting its status as a San Diego County Live Well community, the City of San Marcos has updated its tobacco policy to remove designated smoking areas from city parks, trails, recreation areas, reserves and facilities owned or managed by the City, which will be smoke-free. The smoke-free zones will extend to public spaces within 100 feet of these facilities and all public park signage has been updated to help inform residents about the change. The updated policy supports the City Council’s commitment to offer a high quality of life for residents and advances the notion that regulating public smoking protects the health, safety, welfare, comfort and environment of the greater community. The policy also includes language to cover the use of heated tobacco cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, cannabis, and clarifies social host obligations for those who are underage. For more information about these changes, contact Parks & Recreation at (760) 7449000 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
To continue the Public Transportation discussion from last week, I’ll start with -this is a complicated and expensive issue.
We know that more people are coming over the next 30 years, estimates put it at 1 million people. And I think it is safe to assume a lot of them will have cars. Studies show that more lanes don’t solve the congestion problem over the long term, hence the push for Public Transportation but that will be a long time coming. So, what do we do in the interim is the debate. And the interim could be a 30 years or more period. That is why you see in the news lately people starting to draw lines in the sand. I think caution is prudent and robust civil debate is essential. But early indications show the dialogue turning into sound bites with not fully informed or analyzed conclusions. This is an important issue and we need to address it from a what is the common good perspective. Unfortunately, we are all human and so I caution you to seek all perspectives on the issue before you weigh in. More to follow…
City staff did meet with SANDAG staff to start the dialogue. A future public forum is in the works. Thank you.
Semper Fi, Mac, Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Let the Summer Fun Begin!
The opening of the City’s Wave Waterpark on Memorial Day weekend is a great indicator that summer has officially arrived. Cool down at the Wave on Saturday and then head to the Vista Strawberry Fest where food, treats, and the annual 5/10K races will take place in historic downtown. Drop by the City booth in front of the AVO Playhouse to say hello and to pick up some fun give-a-ways.
Additionally, Monday is Memorial Day and this is an important time for our community. So many have served and are serving in the Armed Forces and this day is about honoring our war dead, every man and woman who responded to the call of duty and gave their lives to protect our way of life. We honor their memories and we pay tribute to their families. We also acknowledge the living who serve our country in distance places overseas and here in the United States. Thank you to our troops for the great sacrifices they have and continue to make.
Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss Teen• Summer Challenge
Planet Fitness locations, including Oceanside, Vista and Escondido are starting great, new program called the Teen Summer Challenge. Many teens have difficulty finding a safe and convenient place to exercise and be active over summer break. Planet Fitness will open its doors for 15 to 18-year-olds to work out for free from May 15 to September 1, as part of the Teen Summer Challenge. Planet Fitness hopes to help teens be healthy and assist parents who want to make sure their kids are staying active. To help motivate teens to be active, Planet Fitness will award one $500 scholarship in each state/province, and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer. These scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs. Teens ages 15 to 18 must sign up in club. Under 18 must sign up with a parent/guardian.
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Windows10 Microsoft takes control by eliminating user options. Updates are mandatory. This lets Microsoft create and download a brand new OS (called a “build”) twice a year without user interference. This is in addition to the monthly updates which are typically current OS bug fixes.
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Traditionally Microsoft would release a new OS (Operating System) every two or three years. Windows 10 changed things. Microsoft announced that there would never be another Windows OS. Windows 10 is a permanent “service” to be continuously updated. Users never need to buy another OS or upgrade.
Because of rapidly evolving information and communications technology Microsoft needed better control of their users. They needed to lock users into their development process. With FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011025 The name of the business, Flora Verde, located at 954 S. Santa Fe, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Red Rhino Remedies 1630 Sagewood Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Justin Christman, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/29/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 STATEMENT OF
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The idea of loading a brand new OS to every PC twice each year was new. With each previous OS, Microsoft would make incremental “updates” each month. When we reformat and reload Windows 7 we install Windows 7 (service pack one) and then wait for Microsoft’s servers to download the hundreds of updates. When we reformat and reload Windows 10 we simply download the current OS (build) which includes all the changes since the initial release in 2015. Build 1809 is the sixth new OS since 2015. The number represents the year and month of the builds release. On the surface this sounds like a great idea, but there are problems in paradise. Build 1809 was released in September of 2018 and was intended to be fully implemented on all PCs in a matter of weeks. As of May 2019 it was installed on only 30% of PCs. Build 1903 was scheduled for release in March 2019 but it has been postponed.
Incompatibilities, system crashes and data loss suffered by Windows 10 home and small business users forced Microsoft to delay and debug build 1809. It effectively stopped the growth of Windows 10s market share and halted the decline of Windows 7s. Today the two competing OSs share market equally with each holding roughly 40%. Cynics attribute Microsoft’s problems to a headlong rush by developers to gather browsing data and meeting other corporate objectives at the expense of user considerations. Whatever the reason, Windows 10 has real problems and is not getting any better. While Windows 7 is a better OS than 10 in speed, compatibility and stability, Microsoft appears to be totally committed to the Windows10 strategy and will need to get it right eventually. Already there are signs that Microsoft is backing off the “mandatory” update strategy in
favor of allowing users to defer updates.
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We offer a choice of Win7 or 10 on most of our notebooks and desktops. If you have Win7 on your PC we recommend staying with it at least through Microsoft’s “end of support” date in 2020. If you have Windows 10 we recommend hanging on while Microsoft struggles to fix it. If you are buying a PC from us you have your choice but remember this, if or when you decide to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, don’t do it with an “upgrade.” The only safe way to move from Windows 7 to 10 is to save your data, reformat your hard drive, install a fresh Windows 7, upgrade the “clean Win7 to Win10 and then copy your files back to the “C” drive. If you need help, we do it for $150. And one last thing, if you do update from 7 to 10 include a new SSD in your plan.
The “builds” have been a disaster for Microsoft’s planners.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010093 The name of the business, ApolloVS, Apollo Visual Solutions, located at 7918 El Cajon Blvd., N223, La Mesa, CA. 91942 This business is registered by: Christopher Lee Furman 4279 Springs St. #17 La Mesa, CA. 91941 Zachary Thomas Bolick 3187 Denver STreet San Diego, CA. 92117 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/ Christopher Lee Furman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on04/17/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011062 The name of the business, SABiochem, located at 3643 Barranca Court, Carlsbad, CA. 92010. This business is registered by: Fu Chen 3643 Barranca Court Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Fu Chen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/30/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011064 The name of the business, Protech Automotive Solutions, located at 185 Vallecitos Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Protech Electronics LLC 401 E. Corporate Dr. Ste 150, Lewisville, TX, 75057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liabililty Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Gregory M. Nichols, Secretary Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/30/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
who will support them through their entire college journey to make sure they have all the essentials they need to help them thrive in school – all the way to attending graduation. Over the two days, College Bound gives transition age foster youth the platform to make new friends, gain confidence to thrive, learn about other JIT services and create a network of support lasting for years to come.
“Before College Bound, I was ready to hide my identity as a foster youth because of all the pain and shame it brought me in the past. Being surrounded by similarly driven foster youth, hearing the inspirational stories of my new peers and meeting caring adults that were invested in my success during College Bound changed that for me,” said Virgo Villajin, College Bound participant and Youth Services Coordinator at Just in Time for Foster Youth. “I found a community that made it a priority to support me and celebrate my success. Taking ownership of my story helped me focus and graduate from SDSU with my B.S. in Biology. Without College Bound, I don't think I would've realized FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9008954 The name of the business, ExcellPainting, located at 1755 Calle Jules, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Patrick T. Holbert 1755 Calle Jules Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Patrick T. Holbert Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/08/2019 5/02, 5/09, 5/16, & 5/23/2019
JIT is a nonprofit that engages a caring community to help transition age foster youth, ages 18-26, achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. The intention of College Bound is to exceed the level of support provided by essential school supplies and further encourage participants to gain a sense of belonging and help them understand that they have the talent to compete with their peers in all aspects of the college experience. This service provides resources to help former foster youth experience a successful and more comfortable transition into college. Nationally, college graduation rates for youth in foster care are 3-6%. After participating in College Bound, 80% of youth remain enrolled into their third year. In addition, 33% of youth graduate after four years and 45% of youth graduate after six years, which compares with the 41% four-year national graduation rate and 60% six-year national graduation rate for non-foster youth. College Bound helps give transition age foster youth peace of mind and the confidence to strive for success in their journey through higher education.
“Over the years, I’ve seen the extraordinary impact this resource has had for the youth we serve,” says JIT Executive Director Don Wells. “Students who were once struggling to decide if they even belonged in higher education have gone on to completing graduate degrees from schools like Duke University and UCLA once they had the resources and support system that every young person needs to succeed.” For those wishing to continue their education and attain a post-graduate degree, JIT also offers Master Your Dreams Scholarships during College Bound. To date, 100% of Master Your Dreams scholars have been successful in attaining their master’s degrees. To learn more about College Bound, opportunities to invest and how to volunteer, please visit www.jitfosteryouth.org.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010087 The name of the business, Healthy Hound Products, located at 3830 Oceanic Dr., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Gracie Love LLC 679 Oakwood Creek Pl. Esconddo, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/1/19. /s/ Haley McDaniel, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/17/2019 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/06/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9012157 The name of the business, AB Finance, located at 6454 Autumn Gold Way,, San Diego, CA. 92130 This business is registered by: Alex Battaglia 6454 Autumn Gold Way San Diego, CA. 92130 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Alex Battaglia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/10/2019 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/06/2019 ____________
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010368 The name of the business, YogaSix Bressi Ranch - Carlsbad, located at 2628 Gateway Rd., Suite 130, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Bressi Tribe 1 LLC 2647 Gateway Rd., #105-406 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 3/21/19. /s/ Kristina Perry, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/22/2019 5/02, 5/09, 5/16 & 5/23/2019 ____________
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011556 The name of the business, Star Lodge Motel Inn., located at 1915 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Vijay A. Naik 1915 W. Vista Way Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/24/19 /s/ Vijay A. Naik Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/06/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010129 The name of the business, Rammark Publishing, located at 1592 Rock Springs Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Ramsey M. Tuell 1592 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/19/2000 /s/ Ramsey M. Tuell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/18/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011700 The name of the business, Lily of the Valley Church, Vera Maksimov’s Ministry International, located at 6437 Olea Ln. #108, Carlsbad, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: Vera Maksimov 6437 Olea Ln. #108 Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/14/2019. /s/Vera Maksimov Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/07/2019 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 & 6/06/2019 ____________
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The The Paper •• Page Page 15 15 •• May April23, 4, 2019 2019 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, June 3, 2019. Project No.: CUP 18-0010 Applicant: Urban Villages San Marcos, LLC Request: The applicant is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the construction of a 28,200 square foot entertainment/recreation use (rock climbing gym) on a 0.99 acre property in the University District Specific Plan (UDSP) area. Environmental Determination: The project is within the scope of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the UDSP and 2017 Addendum to the FEIR (State Clearinghouse No. 20018101083) for the UDSP pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of the Property: 285 Industrial Street, more particularly described as Parcel 1 of Parcel Map 21264 as Recorded in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-202-3200. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Piñon, Associate Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email email@example.com. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on June 13, 2019). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Council will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145.
Project No.: GPA18-0003, R18-0003, TSM18-0002, MFSDP18-0002, and V180001Applicant: Hall Land Company, LLC. Request: General Plan Amendment (GPA18-0003) to change the General Plan land use designation from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Medium Density Residential 2 (MDR2); Rezone (R18-0003) to change the zone from Neighborhood Commercial (N-C) to Multifamily Residential 3 (R-310); Tentative Subdivision Map (TSM18-0002) to dedicate right-of-way and create twentyfour (24) condominium (“townhome”) units; Multifamily Site Development Plan (MFSDP180002) which will guide the orderly development on the project site; and Variance (V18-
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010340 The name of the business, Inland Concrete Services, located at 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, #200, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Inland Concrete Services 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., #200 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Peter John Eiden, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San
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Ordinance No. 2019-1473
Ordinance No. 2019-1473 of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending the San Marcos Municipal Code Sections 2.30.015 (Definitions) and 2.30.030 (City Manager Authority) of Chapter 2.30 (Purchasing). Ordinance No. 2019-1473 was introduced on April 23, 2019, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on May 10, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, PETREK, WALTON AND JONES; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NUÑEZ. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 5/23/2019 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED Ordinance No. 2019-1474
Ordinance No. 2019-1474 of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending Title 20 of the San Marcos Municipal Code relating to Floodplain Management. Ordinance No. 2019-1474 was introduced on April 23, 2019, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on May 10, 2019, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, PETREK, WALTON AND JONES; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NUÑEZ. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 5/23/2019
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2019-9010725 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: America First, America First Spirits, located at 382 Enterprise St., Ste 104, San Maros, CA. 92078. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 01/10/2018 and assgned File no. 20189000826, is abandoned by the following regisrants: The California Spirits Company, LLC, 382 Enterprise St., Ste 104, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Casey Miles, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/25/2019. 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010185 The name of the business, One Empire Cleaning Services, located at 711 Hoover St., Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Hector Miguel and Ignacia Gomez de Granados.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010726 The name of the business, SoluSource, located at 382 Enterprise St, Ste 104, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: The California Spirits Company, LLC 382 Enterprise St., Ste 104 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/01/2019. /s/ Casey Miles, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/25/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010626 The name of the business, VBrows Esthetics, located at 1116 Sycamore Ave., Ste B, Vista, Ca.. 92081. This business is registered by: Vanessa Padilla 180 Palmyra Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Vanessa Padilla Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/24/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2019-9010627 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: V & B Beauty, located at 844 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 118, San Marcos CA. 92078. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 04/09/2018 and assgned File no. 20189009603, is abandoned by the following regisrants: Vanessa Padilla, 180 Palmyra Dr. Vista, CA. 92089 and Brenda V. Gutierrez Alatorre, 10 Creekside Dr., Unit 225, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Vanessa Padilla This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/24/2019. 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010980 The name of the business, RD Construction, located at 176 Walker Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: David Rodriguiz 126 Walker Way Vista, A. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ David Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/29/2019 5/23, 5/30, 6/06 & 6/13/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010740 The name of the business, Tri-City Orthodontics, located at 3998 Vista Way Suite B, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Michael L.Luther, DDS,Inc. 3998 Vista Way, Suite B, Oceansie, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 3/15/19. /s/ Michael Luther, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/25/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010566 The name of the business, US Cell Power, located at 1432 La Habra Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Sharon Ody 1432 La Habra Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 10/10/10. /s/ Sharon Ody Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/23/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9008916 The name of the business, Comercial Cleaning Service, located at 1221 Ridge Rd., Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Jose Isidro and Bertha Alvarez Carrillo 1221 Ridge Rd. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 01/01/18. /s/ Jose Isidro Carrillo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/05/2019 5/02, 5/09, 5/16, & 5/23/2019
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2019-00021839-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Justin Ryan Rodriguez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Justin Ryan Rodriguez to Proposed name Justin Ryan Vergara 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 objection 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: 6/25/2019, 8:30a.m., Department 23. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 4/29/2019 /s/ Sim Von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9011061 The name of the business, K & M Frames and Screens, located at 218 Wisconsin Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Geoffrey Arthur Park and Joseph Charles Dietzman 1729 Ivy Road Oceanside CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 1/1/2019. /s/ Geoffrey Arthur Park Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/30/2019 5/09, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30/2019
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (AD RFP19-01) PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be received via an on line bid management system, PlanetBids, electronically up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on June 18, 2019. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of professional property management services. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq IS NOT required for this project. TERM Initial Term five (5) years. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. 5/16 & 5/23/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9010306 The name of the business, ProProvider, located at 17580 Matinal Dr., San Diego, CA. 92127. This business is registered by: Adam Alexander Trujillo 17580 Matinal Dr. San Diego, CA. 92127 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/12/19. /s/ Adam Alexander Trujillo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2019 5/02 , 5/09, 5/16 & 5/23/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9008363 The name of the business, Belenium Massage, Belenium Massage Therapy, located at 4556 Arbor Glen Way, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Anastasia Belen Sarabia 4556 Arbor Glen Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Anastasia Belen Sarabia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 04/02/2019 5/02 , 5/09, 5/16 & 5/23/2019
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Something Special about our Military We Shall Always Remember . . .at
by Major General Daniel Butterfield
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Day is done... Gone the sun From the lake... From the hills... From the sky. All is well... Safely rest God is nigh.
Fading light.... Dims the sight And a star.... Gems the sky.... Gleaming bright From afar.... Drawing nigh Falls the night.
From all the staff here at the San Marcos Dental Center to you and your families, we ask you to remember those who have gone before us . . . particularly our wonderful Military!
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