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May 28, 2020

Volume 50 - No. 21

by lyle e davis

It is midnight. We are somewhere near Greenland en route to Denmark. We are on SAS Flight 1518.

As airlines go I suppose SAS is better than most I have flown, although the service is not quite what I expected it is a cut above Sam Smith Airlines. The food was more than adequate. We had chicken breast with cheeze and a quite tasty desert pudding. Wine is not complimentary. It is $1.75 a bottle...a small bottle. Beer is $2.50 a can. A small can. I had a Carlsberg beer and a bottle of wine. It is said that it is a good idea not to drink too much on a

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transatlantic flight as it leads to increased fatigue commonly known as jet lag. At these prices it is quite easy to abstain.

There is a pitcher of fresh orange juice and ice water in the galley and we're free to help ourselves as we wish. Breakfast will be up in about an hour. We are about 3 1/2 hours from Denmark where it is approximately 9am local time. We are due in at about 12:30 or 12:45 due to favorable tail winds. The cabin is generally dark with a few overhead lights on here and there. Even though it is midnight California

time the sun has been out for sometime. Occasional window screens are open and we can see the clouds below. Most are still sleeping; or trying to sleep. It's almost impossible on a plane. I think they design the seats so that you can lean back just far enough to get thoroughly uncomfortable and no amount of readjusting will make it any more comfortable. If one is lucky enough to fall asleep some orangutang waltzes up the aisle and bumps you in the head and wakens you. The stewardesses are generally young, attractive, pleasant figures; although one is a bit thick in the hips she seems pleasant enough. They must speak at

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least three languages, a native Scandinavian language, English and German, French or Spanish. Often you have a mixed crew. Our steward is Swedish, one stewardess is Danish, another is Norwegian.

There is a hacker seated to my immediate rear and right. We're just on the fring of the no-smoking section. No big problem. Cigarette smoke doesn't bother me, an ex smoker. But the Hacker does. He bothers me. He has been coughing ever since we left LAX. And his coughs are the real juicy kind...the kind where the phlegm is loose in his lungs and throat and after about the fifth cough you just want to

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There are a number of quite attractive Scandinavian ladies on board. I have made note of the fact that absolutely none of them are naked. My first disappointment. I had been given to understand that just about all beautiful Scandinavian ladies went around in the altogether. I keep wondering if I'll see them at any of the nude beaches in Denmark or Norway. Seated in front of me is a man with a tremendous job. He is an Aussie that works for the America's Cup Syndicate and sailed against Dennis Conner when America took back the cup. He's en route to Sweden to sail in a race. He gets paid for this! Big Bucks! He's a scientific type, measuring hull resistances, wind effects on sail area, design capabilities etc. He noticed me banging away on my laptop computer and started a conversation as he has one exactly like my rented Toshiba 1100. Nice chap. Later on.....

It's breakfast time. Quite tasty ... better than the average airline, domestic or international. SAS reputation for good food seems well deserved. Several fruit dishes, Danish ham,pressed beef, hot rolls, excellent tea or coffee, superior fruit juices. We're about 1 hour and 15 minutes out; in fact we have already begun our descent. You can hear the change in the thrust of the jet engines, and the

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

The IRS apparently suspected I wasn't paying proper wages to my staff and sent an agent to investigate me. IRS AUDITOR: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them".

Me: "Well, there's Lisa, my Art Director, I pay her $1,000 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my girl friend.”

IRS AUDITOR: "That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one". Me: "That would be me. What would you like to know"? •••• This is a story which is perfectly logi-

aircraft is changing course. All of the window screens are open now. Everyone is wide awake. It is 3:30 in the morning for pete's sake! But, it seems like midday. Which it is, in Scandinavia. Our steward and stewardess seem to think SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) is Scandinavian as they have spoken to her in Danish and Norwegian twice. Must be her blond hair.

I'm a little disappointed in SAS. Not only do they charge for wine with meals but they have commercials before the movie, for crying out loud! We are on the approach to Copenhagen. Time to button up the Toshiba and get ready to say Valkommen. Oh, good....they just put a Mickey Mouse cartoon up on the movie screen. Talk to you later. Copenhagen:

Even on the long, long, and low gliding approach to Copenhagen airport we could see the lovely red brick homes with red tile roofs. We also observed that Denmark is merely a large ocean amongst which happen to be hundreds, perhaps thousands of islands. It is easy to see how it developed a worldwide maritime reputation. Sailing vessels of every description are out today. We have hit it lucky. Beautiful California type weather. 75 degrees. Sunny. Comfortable,. Clearing customs was really tough!! "Anything to declare?" "Nope" "Welcome to Denmark". That was it! As we were told the public transport

cal to all males:

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6." A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had eggs."

It makes sense to me………. •••• It's amazing! Simply amazing! Here I am in Heaven and it looks almost identical to Escondido, CA. I"m glad to see Evelyn made it. She and I are now part of the Angel Corps. That Rapture thing was just perfect. Didn't feel a thing. And here I am. •••• The Doctor Will See You Now Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.

The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The SECOND patient sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then, pending the review boards decision on his age and remaining value to society. Why the different treatment for the two patients?

system is quick, efficient, and moderately inexpensive. It's about $12 to take a cab into the city from the airport or about $3 per person to take a bus. We hook up with our cousin at the Hotel Cosmopole. At $135 per night it is clean, comfortable but overpriced. $135 in America would buy a much more plush room at a more plush hotel; this hotel would compare with a $60 hotel room stateside; still, it is close to downtown Copenhagen and we are within easy walking distance to Tivoli, the canals, and the major "old Copenhagen" sights to see. Food is quite high priced in Denmark. It is the 2nd highest per capita income in the world; Norway is the highest.

Norway is also our next stop. A meal that would run, perhaps, $10-12 stateside is $18 to $20 here. Typically, at Copenhagen Corner...a nice sidewalk cafe, my cousin has one glass of white Reisling, I have a Carlsberg beer and a plate of salmon with mustard sauce. Delicious. Pleasant atmosphere. Price....about $20. That's a bit pricey to me. Jet lag is a bit of a problem but not major. I awaken at 1am...force myself back to sleep. Observations on Copenhagen

The first thing you learn while walking on the streets and boulevards of Copenhagen is how to spot American women. They are the ones wearing bras. In a rather delightful gift to male tourists from all over the globe the Danish women have eschewed the brassiere. Not just your fine, lovely, young ladies with remarkable and enjoyable figures but even your middle aged ladies, including those with not so The FIRST patient is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet. The SECOND patient is a Senior Citizen on Obamacare. •••• The honeymoon is over the first time she says: "you'll do nothing of the kind." •••• When I had chicken pox in Omaha, we were so poor; I could only afford one pock. •••• THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER! DEAR MADAM: THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECENT ORDER FROM OUR SEX TOYS SHOP. YOU ASKED FOR THE LARGE RED VIBRATOR AS FEATURED ON OUR WALL DISPLAY. PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER ITEM BECAUSE THAT IS OUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER. •••• An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1 a. m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night. The man replies, "I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body ."

The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replies, "That would be my wife." •••• Financial Planning:

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife with whom to share his fortune.

delectible figures. It is not unusual, for example, to see matronly women sans bra. I find myself somehow, however, generally keeping an observant eye posted for the younger ladies. Don't know why. We have with us my cousin and his daughter, Paige. She is a stunning beauty and draws many, many admiring glances from the Danish, Swedish, German and Norse gentlemen we pass by as we stroll down Vester Brogade, one of the main thoroughfares in Copenhagen. Several times one of them will cry, "Halloo"....and attempt to make conversation. She pretends to be annoyed but I know she's loving every second of it. Other times they will smile and say..."Hi!!", which is apparently a universal sign of greeting. So far, no one has penetrated her facade of carrying a somewhat icy reserve. Copenhagen has been called for years a beautiful city. No wonder. It is. Ancient buildings that have fine artisan-crafted designs, minarets, roofs, statuary, the patina of age....as well as newly modern, hi-tech, design in their showroom windows, their clothing, their stores, restaurants....indeed, the department stores would rival the finest you will find in America.

And the cleanliness. It is rather difficult to find a hotel room, no matter how modest, that is not neat and tidy. You do not see slums in Denmark. They are the model for social caring and effective programs dealing with social problems. They care for their

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One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away.

"I may look like just an ordinary guy," he said to her, "but in just a few years, my father will die and I will inherit $200 million." Impressed, the woman asked for his business card. Three months later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much better at financial planning than men. •••• I'm working on my latest book . . . "How to Speed Read by Strobelight." Look for it. Look again. And again.

There was a young man from Japan, whose poetry would never scan; when he was asked why, this man would reply, "Well, I try to squeeze every significant syllable into that tricky last line that I possibly can".

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for? •••• If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?


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anniversary of the end of World War II. For me, the loss at Pearl Harbor has always been so moving and now there is an archive at the Library of Congress capturing the memories of those who survived the war. Here is the link to these stories: http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/exwar-end-wwii-75.html

DAR Members/Guests Placed Flags on Gravesites at V.C. Cemetery -

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I urge you to think of someone who sacrificed for our freedom. If you don't know someone personally, please take a moment to look up someone else's story and help remember that act of bravery. This year marks the 75th

Center of the Valley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), practicing safe distancing, placed flags on the gravesites of around 300 veterans at the Valley Center Cemetery, in anticipation of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. Twenty one members and their husbands, plus Associate member, Wanda Prosser, from the Santa Margarita Chapter, and her husband, Allen, were proud to honor veterans, three of whom were from the Civil War. Regent, Sharon Healey-Bartholomew had started this practice with the chapter when she found that there was no local commemoration of Memorial Day or Veterans Day at the cemetery. It has now become an annual practice. The chapter also brought the December Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremony to this cemetery. The DAR is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who provided aide in some way in the patri-

citizenry, from the cradle to the grave. As a result it is one of the highest taxed countries in the world. Yet it's standard of living is very high as well, second, it is said, only to Norway. It is also a very expensive city for a tourist to enjoy, particularly now while the dollar is down.

block you will find violinists, floutists, a Brazilian Indian group, accordianists, musicians and music of a rich and wonderful degree of difference. Interestingly, you seldom see or hear rock music being played by the street musicians. The speakers of the store speakers do, however. Often, while walking on one of the regular streets a car will pass and you will hear that outstanding Danish singer....Jerry Lee Lewis....or Ray Charles....or Michael Jackson.

Let's Remember the Reason for Memorial Day - Although we have been fighting a different kind of war -one we have not seen in most of our lifetimes -- we want to take this time to honor those who have served and fallen for our country.

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One of the better buys in the City is the Canal and Harbor Tour. The cost is only 30DNK per person, at this writing, about $4.60. The canal tour lets you see most of the major buildings,the castles, the stock exchange, the churches...and when you enter the harbor you get to see the Royal Yacht, the Naval Base, the ferries to Sweden, and, of course, the Little Mermaid. Later, if you wish, you can go back and see those scenic attractions that interest you, up close and personal.

As for the changing of the guards at Amalienborg Castle, unless the Queen is in residence, don't bother. It's one big bore. When the Queen is in the changing may be worth it. Then they have a band playing. Watching a bunch of soldiers change duty stations while wearing big bearskin hats, in the middle of an afternoon, is roughly as much fun as watching whiskers grow. Boring.

Conversely, you will not want to miss a walking tour of Stroget, the world famous pedestrian shopping mall that is, essentially, simply a street upon which no cars are allowed. Merchants of every style, size and description are featured, though they tend to lean toward the upscale. Almost every

Great Danes, every one.

The public transport system of Denmark has become, justifiably, legendary. The precisions with which it runs is phenomenal. The trains are clean, quick, efficient, well manned, and on time. Something Americans are not used to and what is quite fascinating is the way Denmark arranges to have its trains connect to sailing ships. In less than two minutes a train is loaded on board a ship and the train then rolls forward on tracks into the hold. The passengers are then free to leave the train and go up on the restaurant, cafeteria. or verandah deck. It becomes a relatively simple matter to travel from Copenhagen to the northernmost tip of the country in little more than one day.

Not only is DSB, The Danish State Railway, efficient and clean, it is also considerate. Through our own fault (and the fact we didn't speak Danish thus did not understand the announcement(s)) we stayed on board the ship when our train disembarked and continued its trip on to Vejle (pronounced ViLa [long I, long A]; when we discovered our error we had that horrible empty feeling in our gut, perspiration broke out and we felt all was lost....our

ots fight for independence in the American Revolution. Visit www.nsdar.org and click on Chapters to find a chapter near you.

Local Hero Recognized by Oceanside CIVITAN Club - The Oceanside Chapter of CIVITAN International, a non-profit community service organization, believes that our long-time member and Oceanside resident should be recognized for selflessly helping our community in this time of COVID. Nielsine Archibald, Oceanside resident and member of the Oceanside Civitan charitable organization, recognized in early March that her friends and neighbors needed protection from COVID-19 but they couldn’t find any face masks. That’s when Nielsine decided to act. She immediately gathered the necessary materials so she could make face masks for those in need. Since mid-March, Nielsine has created and distributed more than 450 hand-made face masks to many local folks and even to those as far away as New Jersey. All Nielsine asked was that recipients donate whatever they could reasonably afford to her favorite charity, Oceanside Civitan. In that same vein of giving, she has presented face masks to the Women’s Resource Center and the Senior Housing Center in Oceanside. We thank our local hero for pitching in with face masks!

Opera Star and Movie Puppy Top New History Q&A - Questions about two celebrities -- one a world-famous opera star and one a world-famous animal -- are featured in this week's question-and-answer installment from the Valley Center History Museum. While the museum is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, inquiries

luggage, our passports, my rented laptop computer. The ship's officer understood our predicament, radioed to the train to offload our luggage at Vejle, put us on the next rain (and upgraded us to first class in the process). We had an enjoyable train ride, and, yes, indeed, our luggage was waiting for us when we finally arrived at Vejle. Needless to say, we were most gratified at the courteous treatment we received from DSB. The next day yet another comfortable and scenic trip on board DSB's train from Vejle to Frederickshavn.

Denmark itself looks remarkably like Iowa, Nebraska, portions of Minnesota. It is generally a flat land, with slow and low rolling hills. If you would see Denmark see Iowa...see Nebraska....see southern Minnesota. They are much the same, at least in topography. The housing is somewhat similar, which is probably not too surprising upon examination, since many Danes emigrated to the midwest and built their farms along the architectural lines they knew and brought with them from Denmark. Generally the farm houses are whitewashed brick or a stucco/adobe type appearance with red tile roofs. The outbuildings and barns are right out of an early American painting.

Frederickhavn, where we spent the night before boarding the ferry for Oslo, is also a lovely town. One begins to run out of superlatives when talking about the countryside and the villages of Denmark....even more so when talking of the Danish people. They are, to a fault, kind, generous, helpful, informative, eager and anxious to please. the younger folk will speak English. Some

are being accepted by email and telephone, with responses published in this space. Here in Part 5 are some questions received by the local Historical Society.

We have season tickets to SD Opera and read that soprano Dorothy Kirsten was the first person to sing at the Civic Theater when it opened downtown in 1965. We also heard that she may have lived in this area. True? Answer: Yes. In 1969, the fabled star of grand opera built what was described as a Tuscan villa on Womsi Road in Pauma Valley. Although her name may not hit a high note today, she was famous enough to become the first opera star to appear on the cover of Life magazine. She sang at the Met for 30 consecutive seasons, and appeared in several movies including "The Great Caruso" with Mario Lanza.

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better than others but all seem to be able to carry on a conversation. The older folk often do not speak English....but one manages nonetheless. During our above mentioned misguided trip to Vejle we fell into the company of an elderly Dane by name of Aksel Olsen. He didn't speak a word of English, we spoke only a few of Danish. But we hit it right off. We saw when he entered our cabin that he was a character right out of a novel, swinging his cane, barking instructions to the conductor, nodding to us and rattling off a stream of Danish (assuming we were fellow countrymen); when we explained we didn't understand Danish he was not distracted, he proceeded to lecture us and tell us jokes, sing us songs, and generally put on a grand show. It was only several stops later when a Danish engineer who spoke excellent English joined our company that we managed to understand one another. But, it mattered not, we had enjoyed the old fella quite well without benefit of understanding the language. He took us under his wing when we changed trains, made sure we caught the right one and when we arrived at Vejle made sure we had a taxi to the right hotel (he picked an expensive one I might add....but, it was a good one). On arriving at our hotel at Vejle we met yet another Dane, Margit Lund, who spoke excellent English. She was the receptionist or desk clerk and once she booked us in and understood we werein the area doing research on family she couldn't have been more helpful. The next morning we hired a cab and chauffeur and found my great grandfa-

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • May 28, 2020 Escondido Has New Ambulances!

In September 2019 the council approved Fleet Services to purchase two new Medix Ambulances to replace two 7-year old ambulances with high mileage and engine hours. The new ambulances arrived in April and after some outfitting work (moving radios, mobile data computers, gurneys, etc.) they were placed in service on April 28, 2020 at Fire Stations 2 and 7.

These ambulances are nearly identical to the two that were purchased in FY 2017-18 which are currently at Fire Stations 3 and 5. Based on our experience with the two Medix ambulances we have had for nearly two years, which have proven to be very reliable and a great environment for care providers and patients, we expect the two new ambulances to perform extremely well! Original Top Gun House Moved

S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc., an innovative developer and owner of iconic retail, hotel and entertainment destinations, who broke ground on the Oceanside Beach

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Resort in February of last year, is spending nearly $1 million to relocate and restore the ‘Top Gun House’, and moved the iconic cottage to its new permanent location at the Oceanside Beach Resort on Thursday, May 21. The ‘Top Gun’ House, also known as the ‘Graves House’ named for its original owner, Dr. Henry Graves who built the Victorian classic in 1887, is one of only a few from the era that remain standing.

“The particular design of this building is called Folk Victorian, which is rare in San Diego County,” says John Daley, vice president of the Oceanside Historical Society.

“We’ve had a longstanding commitment to the ongoing transformation of Oceanside and to making its beachfront village the vibrant focal point of San Diego’s north coast,” said Jeremy Cohen, S.D. Malkin Properties Director. “By restoring this iconic house and having it as a key feature at the new Oceanside Beach Resort, we celebrate the future of Oceanside by referencing

On 04-03-20, Timothy Alvarado (22-years-old from La Mesa) was released from the Vista jail after serving the remainder of his sentence on a burglary conviction. Shortly after his release, Alvarado began staying in Escondido. On 04-13-20, ten days after Alvarado was released from jail, the Judicial Council of California directed all the Superior Courts in California to implement an emergency bail schedule as the result of COVID-19. These new requirements resulted in zero bail for all felonies and misdemeanors that do not fall into one of (13) categories. As a result, persons arrested for felonies outside of the (13) categories were released on citations instead of being booked into jail with a set bail amount. Beginning in early May, Alvarado embarked on a crime spree in Escondido as follows:

• On 05-02-20, Alvarado was arrested for driving a minivan that had been stolen from a used car lot in Escondido. Alvarado fled from officers in the stolen minivan at high speeds and even drove on the wrong side of a divided road in an attempt to avoid capture. He was apprehended at the termination of the pursuit and he was arrested for Auto Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony Evading, Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

the past and preserving its history.” The developer is looking for unique commercial uses for the ‘Top Gun House’ that will be accessible to the public and can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Leslee Gaul, CEO and President of Visit Oceanside, explained further. “The ‘Top Gun House’ has been a draw for visitors all over the world, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to have it restored and once again accessible to the public. This milestone is definitely a bright spot during such uncertain times for our industry and gives our visitors something to look forward to seeing and experiencing once we are all able to travel again.” The house was moved from its original site after groundbreaking in February 2019 to allow construction to begin on the project, which is the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in the last decade. Since then, the ‘Top Gun House’ has undergone months of restoration, including structural improvements and cosmetic detailing that give the house its distinctive Victorian look. With essential and architectural renovations complete, the house has been moved to its permanent site by specialist John Hansen House Moving of San Diego. The restorers will shortly paint the exterior of the house to approximate its historic colors. Since the 1880s the Graves House During a Pursuit, and Resisting Arrest. He was unable to be booked into jail, so he was released on a citation. • On 05-04-20, Alvarado was arrested for driving a stolen Jaguar sedan that had been taken from the area of Morning View Dr and Lincoln Ave in Escondido. Police were able to stop him at the Motel 6 at 900 N. Quince St where they arrested him for Auto Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The victim did not know Alvarado. He was released on a citation. • On 05-10-20, Alvarado was arrested in a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer that had been taken from the apartment complex at 640 W. Lincoln Ave in Escondido. He was arrested in the 1200 block of Pacific Oaks Pl in Escondido and he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Alvarado was arrested for Auto Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The victim did not know Alvarado and the car was returned to the owner. Alvarado was released with a citation. • On 05-14-20, Alvarado was arrested in the area of Mission Ave and Broadway driving the same stolen Mitsubishi Lancer that he was arrested in four days prior. The vehicle had been stolen from the same apartment complex sometime

has received many coats of paint comprising of a variety of color schemes. The project preservation consultant investigated the original color scheme of the house by scraping through the paint layers at key locations (siding, trim, decorative elements, window sashes, etc.). Through this process, they were able to confirm that the ‘Top Gun’ blue and white scheme was not the original color scheme, nor was it appropriate for a Victorian house. The historic black and white photos were also utilized in their research. Although monochrome, the historic photos yielded a good amount of information, including identifying elements with similar colors and also the number of different colors that were used. The contrast between elements with different colors also helped to confirm the field research. Situated along over 600 feet of beachfront, the Oceanside Beach Resort is set to open in Spring 2021. The 2.75-acre new-build project along Mission Avenue and N. Pacific Street will offer guests immediate beach access and 387 rooms, 85 percent of which will have water ocean views, across two bespoke hotels. San Diego-based, award-winning firm Delawie is the architect for both properties, which will be part of the Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands and be operated by Hyatt.

overnight from 05-13-20 to 0514-20. Alvarado was in possession of a modified key, which did not belong to the owner of the car. He was arrested for Auto Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and released with a citation. • It should be noted that Alvarado was contacted by the police 2 other times on 05-1220 and 05-15-20 where he received citations that would not have been bookable in jail even without the emergency bail procedures. On 05-12-20, he was cited for a municipal code violation in the 200 block of W. Mission Ave. On 05-1520, he was arrested for Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at the Motel 6 at 900 N. Quince St. He was also contacted the morning of 05-16-20 at the Transit Center at 700 W. Valley Pkwy by an officer conducting extra patrols. Alvarado was released after the officer completed a field interview, but no citation was given. • On 05-16-20, at 1450 hours, an Escondido Police supervisor was fueling up his patrol vehicle at the City of Escondido public works yard. The public works yard is across the flood control channel from the

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thers farm, church, and area where he and his family and wife lived, worked and grew up into (almost) young adults (Great Grandpa emigrated when he was only 16). Then it was off to the train station to head north for Frederickshavn. Our chauffeur, Inger, spoke English reasonably well and was as anxious as we were to make sure we found our ancestral home/farm. In the course of our search we visited the Gaursland Church where my great grandfather was baptized and christened. As we photographed and surveyed the church I was most pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the landscaping in the cemetery surrounding the church. I read somewhere once that if you want to truly know a people, look to see how they treat their dead. In Denmark, the dead are well cared for. The cemeteries have each grave meticulously landscaped with soft, gentle ferns and firs, finely manicured hedges of every description, rock gardens with no weeds growing....impressive. And peaceful. Relaxing. A scene that almost commands one to slow down and meditate just a bit. The Ferry from Denmark to Norway

Leaving Frederickshavn for Oslo, Norway is a refreshing experience. The warm summer air of a 9:30am departure had invigorated us anyway and the salt air only added to the magic. Crystal clear air with no smog or haze to mar our visibility (unlike some cities we could name)as we left the harbor bound for Oslo. A gentle sea, only the slightest wind to cool us off in the unseasonably (but delightful) warm Scandinavian summer, and,

Saluting Our Graduates

It’s graduation time and unfortunately the events that our college and high school students, 8th graders, kindergarteners and many others have been eagerly working toward all year have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes canceling traditional graduations and grad nights, school dances and other large gatherings. These events and ceremonies are the focal point of the school year and of a student’s academic career.

From Temecula to Fallbrook and Bonsall, to Valley Center, San Marcos and Escondido, schools and colleges at all grade levels throughout this region are grappling with new ways to recognize and honor hard work, dedication and achievement while safeguarding their students’ and their families’ health. In many cases, students and their immediate families are being invited to virtual graduation ceremonies that may include the usual pomp and circumstance, including decorated stages, guest speakers and diploma presentations, Some of these individual presentations will be photographed, videotaped and live-streamed. But virtual programs aren’t a substitute for the real thing,

again, clean, efficient, well managed facilities on board ship, all added up for a most enjoyable trip. Arriving in Oslo

I think it will be a long time before I shall again see a sight so impressive, so awesome, as the approach to Oslo through Oslofjord. You see more and more islands appear as you enter the fjord...then, gradually, you notice the fjord narrowing, and narrowing further the closer you come to Oslo. Soon, you are seeing homes on the shore that appear close enough that you could throw a morning newspaper on their front porch. You find yourself marvelling at how such a large ship can negotiate a body of water and be this close to residences. Soon we pass by the fort on the fjord outside Oslo where the Norwegians sunk a German Navy ship during WWII with some 600 german sailors on board. Then, it is into the harbor and the sight of Oslo town....with Hohenkollen, the world reknowned ski jump clearly visible...with the Radhus (City hall) and museum housing KonTiki, RA and Fridtjof Nansens ship, the Fram, all coming into view. We arrive at the pier. Clearing customs is, again, a snap. They don't even ask to see our passports. Only entering Germany or England are you asked for passports they tell me. Travelling within Scandinavia is simply no problem.

Staying in Oslo Normally, you are better off using public transport in Oslo. Save the car rental for when you are outside the city, otherwise you'll spend most of your time looking for parking spaces. Besides, the public transport system is

and many schools are planning summer and fall gatherings complete with photo opportunities, yearbook signings and a chance for students to finally say goodbye and move on, surrounded by their family and friends.

Telling students that this pandemic is an historic, once-in-a-lifetime event (we hope) that they’ll always remember may not help much right now. During this graduation season, our hardworking students deserve a shout-out from all of us, and in a small way, I’m happy to help. If you and your graduating student would like to receive a State Assembly certificate recognizing this important milestone in their lives, please visit my website and send a request to me at: asm.ca.gov/75. 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.

outstanding. You guessed it, timely, clean, efficient, on time, well managed.

We visited the Kon-Tiki, RA, and the Nanzen exhibits; we took a ferry ride across the harbor (same as a bus trip, 12 Kroner [about $1.85], and much more relaxing and scenic); then on to Arca Brygge, a modern-design pier with a variety of restaurants sited on the waterfront adjacent to the many tour boats. One simply must buy a bag of "riek" (shrimp - 40KRN for 1/2 liter, [about $6.15] 80 KRN for 1 liter) [pronounced rryekee'], take a seat on the pier next to the water, stuff yourself with fresh shrimp, throwing the heads and shells to the seagulls. Enjoy a tall, cold glass of beer with your shrimp....but be ready to pay handsomely for it. Two large beers ran us 72 NOK....at $6.50 NOK to the US $1.00 that comes to about $5.53 a glass of beer!

Oslo is a town that is alive! Take a walk up Karl Johansgate any evening. It is fairly teeming with Norwegians, Danes, tourists of every description. Window shopping, visiting, enjoying street mimes, comics, musicians. The beer gardens are full and are doing a land office business (at $5.50 a glass of beer!). A variety of architectural styles have developed over the years. Government and church buildings hundreds of years old with the copper roofs that have taken on the green patina of age, highly modern hi-tech buildings next door....and it all seems to fit together just right. Time to leave Oslo and head for Telemark. Also time to rent a car. Driving in downtown Oslo is comparable to driving in San Diego or Los Angeles during rush hour. It is hectic. Particularly when you don't speak or

read the language. You have a sense of relief once you have cleared the city and are on the freeway, E18, headed for Drammen and then Kongsberg where you connect with E76 which will take you into highway 360 which will deliver us into Gvarv, our destination. This is the real Norway! The mountains, the valleys, the beautiful farms with their distinctive stabburs....a miniature house in which grains and meats were stored in the old days...and,in the warm summers, children would sleep. (Often, becoming trysting spots for young Norwegian ladies and their swains).

The land is much like you would find in the Lake Tahoe area. Lush, green foliage, blue, blue lakes, rivers with roaring waterfalls, and clean, clean air.

Our family greets us with a warm Velkommen! We have minimal difficulties with language. The older folk speak no English but the younger ones do and they learn quickly to translate. We exchange stories, family anecdotes, share the books we have written, and dine together. We see the ancient Norwegian furniture they have saved over the years and developed into a collection in the family room in their basement. A bed dated 1856, a cupboard dated 1859, the traditional Norwegian tree chairs, carved out of tree trunk and, as children would lose their baby teeth the lost teeth would be imbedded into the rim of the chair as a memento for hundreds of years to come.

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Jim Desmond

Your voice is being heard, San Diego

On April 21st, I made a motion to develop a plan to open certain businesses on May 1st. While it’s a few weeks later than I would have liked, we finally have a plan! Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to open dine-in restaurants, and retail shops for in store shopping. We are awaiting the state of California for approval, which is expected shortly. Also, the Board of Supervisors voted to send a proposed pilot program telling the Governor we are ready to open personal salons, fitness facilities, outdoor religious services, and modified youth sports.

I want to keep pushing to open more businesses, but it's a start and our voices are being heard! I would love to see churches, amusement parks and many other businesses be able to open soon.

Over the past two months I’ve heard from hundreds of businesses who have submitted their safety plans, and their proposals, to our office. Thank you to all of them for their contributions to this plan. Throughout the past two months, I’ve been led by facts and data. I look at the facts and try and let them guide my decisions. The latest facts show that we must protect the most vulnerable. Older adults and those with underlying

health conditions are much more suspectable to suffering from COVID-19. We must protect them.

But, I also fear the COVID 19 Public Health crisis shutdown will develop into a bigger “Public Health” Crisis, when lives are ruined from financial devastation. I want to tell all those business owners that have called in and wrote letters, that we hear you and are working to get you all opened up for business.

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Today we visit with an elderly couple of sisters (in their 90's), we go to Nes to photograph a 600 year old church, to Bo to change currency and meet more of the family; then tonight, on midsummer nights eve, a major time of celebration in Norway when bonfires are built on islands and mountain sides to celebrate the arrival of summer, we go for an evening boat ride. Just as last night there will be plenty of beer and Southern Comfort, a fine, fine American bourbon that is very expensive over here but is freely shared.

The Norwegian mosquitoes can whip the dickens out of American mosquitoes. They nail me on the legs badly.

Almost all of us are wearing shorts but it seems I'm the only one they're interested in. I won't sleep for two nights and my legs will look like I have leprosy or some terrible disease. The outing itself, on Lake Norjso, which lies at the foot of my family's property, is lovely (aside from the mosquitoes). We sail on one of two cabin cruisers lashed together in tandem and we head for a shore where we build a bon fire to salute midsummer night's eve. We have a weiner roast; I show them how to roast marshmallows. They've never heard of it before and think I'm pulling their leg. But, they try it and like it.

On the way back in, my cousin, Kristoffer, the owner and captain of the lead boat, hits a sandbank. By the time we get the shear pin repaired and get underway it is 2am before we get home. We are up at 8am the next

morning to head to Oslo. We will return to Telemark in a couple of days.

After a quick trip to Oslo we head up into Numedalen (literally, the Numedal Valley [dalen means valley in Norwegian]. We are on a hunting expedition for long lost relatives of the past and, more importantly, our contemporary cousins. We find them fairly easily thanks, in part, to the continuing display of helpfulnes by Norwegians. If you need help you have only to ask and the Norwegians jump right in to assist. Several times we simply stopped for directions and before we knew it we were being escorted to the address of our family. Amazing.

The Numedal Valley is one of several

awesomely beautiful sights I saw in Norway. Miles and miles of fresh smelling fir tree forests interrupted by neatly manicured meadows and idyllic farmsteads that are right out of an artists masterpiece. Mountains on the left and right of us and a rushing, crystal clear river running alongside us as we make our way up the valley, then up into the mountains, then back into yet another valley. After much looking we find our target, the village of Prestfoss in Sigdal. We had been looking for a village named Sigdal...Sigdal is not a village, it is similar to what we would call a county (yet a county within a county; the actual county, or, fyllke, is Buskerud). We stopped at a grocery store for a cold

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drink, and in the course of visiting with the store owner she and her husband introduced us to a neighbor of theirs who "happened to know quite a bit about genealogy in the Sigdal area". I introduced myself to him and he gave me his name ...Andreas Morch. Andreas Morch! I almost fell over! To those of us interested in Norwegian genealogy and in the Sigdal/Eggedal area genealogy in particular, meeting Andreas Morch is comparable to a Little Leaguer meeting Babe Ruth! He is a living legend. He and his son loaned us all six copies of the bygdeboker he had written. (A bygdebok is a Norwegian phenomenon; a book that deals with a community, in particular its farms and those who peopled those farms from the owner to the hussmen (or peasants) who worked or rented parts of the farm. They quite often trace family movements and farm/community activity over a period a several hundred years. Thanks to Andreas Morch, his son and a researcher named Lee Rokke, we were able to track our family back to 1528.

Further up the Numedal Valley we go, to Rollaug and Veggli, two fairly small communities where my great great grandmother and grandfather were married. We visit the church where they were wed, Rollaug Kirke...a stave church. We had done the same the day prior, visiting Vatnaas Kirke where yet another great great set of grandparents had been married. Again, we hit paydirt. We located the present day relatives descending from our grandparents.

We stayed in a Pensionat this night. It is much like a hotel. In fact it's quite difficult to describe the difference. They are every bit as clean, generally much less expensive,generally away from the big cities. I like them. When I go to Norway again I will use them more often. I have been fond of stating that in my genealogical research I had found nothing to indicate we were of royal blood.....but that I also had not found any horse thieves........yet. It was usually good for a mild chuckle, or at least a smile.

I can't say either one anymore. It appears that there is a branch of our Norwegian family descended from a Danish King. I also found out that the brother of my great great grandmother went to prison in Oslo for being a thief. We left at 6pm for a 2 hour drive back to Gvarv, in Telemark. Our relatives, Torleif Moen and his family, Kristoffer Moen and his family, all are waiting for us and we have some excellent Norwegian beer and another of those fantastic Scandinavian meals with the Smorebrod table fully and amply set.

This is the night we have come back to Telemark to say goodbye...we must leave in the morning for Sauda, further North in Rogaland. We move over to the home of Torleif and Kristoffer's sister, Dordi, to say goodbye....the rest of the family assembles there for the farewell party and we drink several glasses of cream sherry; Kristoffer reminds me of the strong Norwegian drinking laws that are strictly enforced. I had forgotten about them temporarily. In Norway, you dare not drink and drive. If you have more than a trace of alcohol in your system your license is revoked and you go into the slammer for 3 weeks.

I stop drinking immediately and after all of the goodbyes have been said, we take the back roads home so as to not run into a police control point. I'm stone cold sober...but the trace of alcohol in my system is probably sufficient to create a real problem for me. We make it home safely. While at Dordi's house (Torleif's sister) her husband, Halvor, shows us 5 or 6 violins (they call them fiddles) that he has made. He is not only an excellent craftsman and top notch wood carver, but he is an award winning Norwegian fiddler as well. Several family members ask him to play but, declines. Instead, we look at all of the wood carving he has done, a craft that Telemarkers are quite famous for and justifiably so. He has given me a going away present of a knife that he made himself. I shall treasure it for years to come.

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Rod said he and his crew got hit by shrapnel and bullets a “helluva” lot. He and his crew went through three B-24s.

Low-Altitude Bombing Was At High Risk

We lost another veteran of “The Greatest Generation” a while back – he was my neighbor, Rod Braswell of Oceanside, World War II pilot.

With only about 25 kilometers to go to our target, Sauda, we decide that we are going to arrive about an hour ahead of time. Then we turn onto "the road". The road heading into Sauda from our primary highway is little more than a goatspath...very narrow, very frightening at times. We look down at a variety of long, long lakes, from very, very high, looking over a sheer precipice. SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) suffers from Vertigo so she is in particular distress. We stop on occasion to grab a picture but she is nervous, being so high and on such a narrow road so we don't stop long.

We finally reach our target city, check into the hotel and contact our family. (In each of the above cases, family have offered to house us; we declined with thanks in each case except the Moen family; we prefer to be on our own, to not inconvenience anyone and since I am an early riser I can get up and write without worrying about annoying anyone). We are given a tour of the area, see the old family farm and surrounding areas. Either I am tired, bored, am losing interst in family research, or the family area I am visiting is not terribly impressive to me. We decide to leave the next morning for either Stavanger or Bergen. We say

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The most dangerous target he and his bomber group flew over were the oil fields of Ploesti, Romania. He made three bombing runs, which he said were enough for him. Those runs were especially dangerous because of the required “low-altitude” bombing.

“At first we didn’t have a fighter escort to protect us. We went on those missions by ourselves,” Rod recalled. “The German fighters took out a lot of us. Eventually we got fighter escorts, including members of the (famed) Tuskegee Squadron.” Still, of the 177 B-24s assigned to Rod’s bomber group, some 53 planes didn’t return. Those Ploesti raids resulted in the group’s heaviest aircraft losses.

The next morning we are off. Reluctantly. We have come to have a deep bond with the Moen family, these lovely, beautiful people. But we have others counting on our arrival; in fact, they sounded somewhat hurt when we called them yesterday to tell them we were running one day behind schedule. We have a four hour drive ahead of us and, again, we see an awesome spectacle of Norway's beauty.

All of Norway appears beautiful...it just seems as though each part of Norway has a different form of beauty. In this area we see, in the distance, large, rocky mountains with patches of snow. Before long we are in the mountains and amidst the snow. Rivers, lakes, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, waterfalls....the scenery constantly changes...the scenery stays the same. One is awed and then, just when you've seen the most beautiful scenery in the world, you are surprised again with even more awesome, more beautiful scenery. Lakes that mirror their mountains so it is almost impossible to tell where reality exists and where the mirror image begins. We could easily shoot up 3 or 4 rolls of film today. It is a photographer's paradise. The sun is radiant, the weather is warm, life is good.

go home,” he told me a few years ago in a television interview. “You fly fortynine and get scared and can’t fly number fifty, they don’t let you go home.”

“Number fifty turn out to be my most harrowing,” Rod told me. “My nose gunner was killed. An anti-aircraft shell went through the seat of his chair and exploded. My navigator lost an eye.”

Rod lived to see most of the 20th century and a good portion of the first part of this century. He died after a long illness at the age of 98, on May 17, 2019. Raised as an “Army Brat” in a career military family, Rod went to a number of base schools where his Dad was stationed. He attended school in the Panama Canal Zone and graduated in Fort Belvoir, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

Rod attended Virginia Tech for two years before entering the U.S. Army in 1942, as a pilot in training. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and assigned to a “Liberator” B-24 bomber, the largest of the nation’s military aircraft during the European war. (As a side-note, hundreds of B-24s were built at various plants across the nation, as well as here in San Diego). In 1943, Rod and his crew picked up a new plane at the Ford factory in Detroit).

The trip to the European side of the war was certainly not direct. The route took Rod and his crew south from the U.S. to the island of Trinidad near South America. From there, they flew east across the Atlantic to Morocco in Africa and on to Italy. The distance between South America and Africa is shorter than flying directly from the U.S., hence refueling wasn’t an issue.

“The trip wasn’t uneventful,” Rod said, chuckling. “While in Trinidad, one of the guys on the crew bought a monkey. While flying over the Atlantic to Morocco the monkey got loose and started running all around the cockpit. It caused quite stir.” Rod said at one point he almost threw the animal out the window because of the commotion. But, he didn’t.

While flying bombing missions mostly out of Italy, Rod did something very few pilots accomplished – he flew 50 successful missions losing only one crewmember.

“You fly fifty missions and they let you

Rod received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his outstanding war record, but Flying those high-altitude bombing runs were bitter cold.

“Let me tell you how uncomfortable it was. I had to wear a lot of clothes to keep warm, so it was hard to move. I had to wear an oxygen mask and when I exhaled, the moisture from my breath froze and I got icicles on my neck.”

He also spoke of a rather unusual piece of headgear, which those World War II films from Hollywood never showed. “I had to wear a steel helmet that crushed my ears – there were no pilot’s helmets in those days, so they gave me a (British) doughboy’s steel helmet,” he said. “I got a flak suit that had all the metal and canvas in the front, but nothing in the back, so all the weight was on the front and was cutting my neck”, he recalled. “It was freezing cold – and people were shooting at me.”

After the war, Rod returned to civilian life, finished college and began his own civil engineering and contracting business. He eventually semi-retired to a small farm of 400 avocado trees near Fallbrook, then fully retiring to Oceanside about 20 years ago. Up until his final months, Rod kept in contact with fellow WWII veterans each Wednesday morning at the “Old Bold Pilots” breakfasts in Oceanside. He has joined his fellow Old Bold airmen in the sky. There’ll be few more join him in the coming months.

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our goodbyes the next morning and leave. We elect to go to Bergen instead of Stavanger. The only reason I wanted to go to Stavanger was to see Pulpit Rock and since SWMBO has vertigo that wasn't such a good idea. Bergen it was.

All of these days we have had beautiful weather. Our first overcast day begins on the day we leave Sauda for Bergen. We catch the boat car ferry at Skanevik after a wait of all of two minutes; have a pleasant, short sail to Utaker, off the ferry, drive for about 30 minutes, meet the next ferry at Sandevik and, after a wait of perhaps 3 minutes we are on our way to Bergen!

We land at Hahljem, on the southern tip of the peninsula and have about a 30 minute drive to the inner suburban area of Bergen. While there I stop for gas and yet another example of Norwegian hospitality emerges. I ask for directions to Laksevag, a Bergen suburb where one of my relatives lives. A cab driver overhears my inquiry and, though he barely speaks English, motions me to follow him. "I veel show you"....he says. I follow him. It is about a 10 minute drive. And this cabdriver isn't getting a fare or tip! He's just trying to help! He pulls over...points to the street I want, and waves me on. I salute him...he smiles and drives off. Fantastic people! Our family is not at home so we head on in to Bergen. We don't have reservations so we stop at the Tourist Information office. They find a hotel for us quickly, the Bryggen Orion, in downtown Bergen, right on the edge of

Old Bergen, one of the popular tourist spots and within close walking distance. Hint: When in Scandinavia, utilize the Tourist Information offices! Often, the top hotels will discount their rooms in order to sell out and you can often get a $150-$200 a night room at $100 to $120 a night through the Information Office where you would not normally be able to do so if you went there by yourself, just popping in off the street. Less expensive accomodations, like $30 to $40 per night can also be found, youth hostels, pensiones, rooming houses, etc. All will be spotlessly clean. I have come to believe that it is a mortal sin to allow dirt to exist anywhere in Scandinavia except on the ground. It is an exceptionally clean group of countries. Having had a chance to see and compare both Bergen and Oslo I prefer Bergen. They are each a dynamic, exciting city that is "alive". Yet there is, for us at least, a quickening of the pulse in Bergen. Something has come alive within us....a feeling that we didn't have as much of in Oslo. It is overcast in Bergen...where we had sun in Oslo. Still, our spirits are not dampened as we shop and sightsee. Our shopping is, however, mostly window shopping. The prices are horrendous throughout Norway! These prices are not just inflated prices for the tourists. The Norwegians enjoy the highest standard of living in the world; as a consequence, their cost of living is also one of the highest in the world. They have an enormously succesful social welfare program. You are cared for from the cradle to the grave. This means that Norway is also one of the highest taxed nations in the world. The Hotel....

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We are at the Orion. Supposedly one of Bergen's best. A bit of deception here, I'm afraid. One enters the hotel lobby and sees a grand reception area, with chandeliers, liveried attendants,the works. We go to our room, at $120 per night. It is spotlessly clean, as we expected. It is also about the size of a jail cell. The beds are head to foot rather than side by side. The width of the room is, perhaps, 8 feet. The tv has 8 different movie channels, including a porno movie channel (no, I didn't watch any; if you want to watch them they're cheaper in America). They only have 2 or maybe 3 regular tv channels and they are very boring during the day. We didn't watch them at night. They have one semi-English channel with film clips from around the world, most of which are 2 to 3 months old. I recall having seen several of the "late breaking news events" on US tv before I left. There is a refrigerator/mini-bar in the room, with beer, wine, cordials. The elevator is one of those open types, glass front and sides where you can see in and out. The restaurant is excellent, the food outstanding, the service slow. Quick service is not a hallmark of Scandinavia. The waiters/waitresses get to you when they have a chance, quite correct and polite, but not setting any speed records to dash to your table and attend to your every whim. Menus are really not that different from America, except they're more expensive. Roast Beef, Medallions of Beef, Chicken Kiev, Poached Salmon....nothing terribly exotic. Bergen Weather....

I believe if it weren't for the fact that

Man About Town Cont. from Page 4

Escondido Sprinter Station at 796 W. Valley Pkwy. The supervisor heard someone yelling “Stop” coming from the area of the Sprinter Station. The supervisor drove over to the perimeter fence and observed a suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt emerge from bushes near the Sprinter platform. The suspect then began running west down the bike path toward Tulip St. A victim then emerged from the bushes holding his neck and he was yelling at the suspect to stop. The supervisor made his way over to the victim and discovered that he had been stabbed in the neck and was bleeding profusely. The supervisor rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived. The victim, an adult male transient, was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. The victim is currently recovering at the hospital and is listed in stable condition. The suspect was detained by police within minutes on the bike path just west of Tulip St. He was identified as Timothy Michael Alvarado (DOB 08/28/1997) and he was able to be booked into the Vista Detention Facility for Attempted Homicide. The events leading up to the stab-

Bergen gets so much rain, cloud and fog that it might well surpass Oslo as a jumping on/off point for travellers to Norway. Bergen is noted for its frequent rain. We rode the funicular up Mt. Floeien, had a dazzling view of the city even though low lying clouds, a bit of fog and mist, dimmed the view somewhat. The following day we had planned on hitting the aerial tramway and/or the nude beach at Krokeide after having taken the Sognefjord tour. The rain begins to pelt down in sheets...the forecast is for more of the same for several days. We cancel the plans for the Sogneford cruise....talk it over and decide to finish our Norwegian tour and head for Scotland. We leave tomorrow. Homecoming.....

At long last, it was time to return home. I had enjoyed myself. But, a month is too long to be on vacation. Well, let me reword that. It is too long to be away from home. I think I could vacation quite nicely for six months or a year.....but not on the road. No matter how beautiful the weather or the scenery, no matter how warm the feeling between family and friends, there comes a time when that irresistible tug begins to pull you back "home". It was a long, tiring, hot flight home. SWMBO had insisted I wear my grey slacks and black sweater, a perfectly rational suggestion, given Scotland's weather when I left; I had wanted to either wear my shorts, sandals and sports shirt, or my lightweight white warmup suit. SWMBO prevailed.

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Upon landing in Boston it was 83 degrees; in Detroit, 97 degrees. I felt as though I was sitting in a sauna. Upon arrival in San Diego ... 73 degrees. I was hot. I was tired. I was happy. I was home! Copyright 1988 lyle e davis

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Answer: you are. Although four different golden mixed breeds portrayed Benji in five films, they lived in Valley Center with her (correct) owner, Joseph Camp, who also had six horses on his ranch. Camp, a movie director and writer, documents his life in Valley Center in the books, "Soul of a Horse" and "Benji and Me." The original Benji, who was adopted from an animal shelter, died in 1978 at age 19. Camp lived in Valley Center for a number of years but sold his ranch on Aerie Road in 2011 and moved to Tennessee. We live on MacTan Road which is an odd name. What's behind this? Another question: Does Vesper Road have anything to do with religion or evening prayers.

Answer: MacTan is a contraction that recalls the first two families who settled on that road: Gene and Leon MacFetters, hay farmers, and Alan Tanner, who operated a garage. Vesper Road was named after Karl Haake Vesper who immigrated from Germany in the late 1800s and settled in Valley Center. His descendants, who still live in San Diego County, said he once ran a stage stop.

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Senior Anglers Back on the Water After a two-month fishing hiatus, the opening of shore fishing at Lake Poway brought out members of two north San Diego County senior angler fishing clubs. Fourteen anglers and guests from the Oceanside and Escondido senior angler clubs were greeted with a warm spring day and clear blue skies on May 15, along with 6’ of distancing and the wearing of face masks. With both of the club's activities being shut down due to COVID-19, the casual fishing tournament was a non-club event sponsored by one of their members. There was not much action, but some holdover Nebraska Tailwalker trout were possible according to the lake's store. Any fish specie qualified for the tournament. Member of the Oceanside Senior Anglers club, Chris Bentley,

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New Beginning for Animals of All Sizes! - Dear Friends of the Animals,The world is changing each day, but one thing that will always stay the same is the need to take care of vulnerable animals! From the smallest wild lives to the largest companion animals, creatures are still relying on San Diego Humane Society for help. And around here, there's plenty of good happening. We hope you will contact the Humane Society to see what you can do to help. Contact us at 619-299-7012. Also, ask about how you can access some of their videos; those stories in some of their videos will bring some joy to your day. Our work for the animals continues, no matter what else is going on in the world -and we're all #InThisTogether.

Art Auction Fundraiser Panache Now On-Line - Hello art lovers and friends of the Escondido Arts Partnership. We are happy to announce the Panache Art Auction Fundraiser to benefit the EAP is now LIVE on-line!! Over 40 artworks donated by San Diego's award winning artists and an original signed serigraph by the late, internationally acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle, (1930-2002), Italy/Viva Italia serigraph (1984), a generous donation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.

Online bidding is happening now. Contact the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery to find out how to reach it online and place your bids. Mail@escondidoarts.org; call 760.480.4101; located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Gallery hours are Tues, 11am-6pm; Thurs to Sat 11am-4pm. Register, scroll through the works and bid, track your bid. Bidding ends Thursday, June 11, at midnight. Email them to go in and see the art by appointment and for inquiries on shipping and curbside pick up of artworks. Thanks to all for continued support of this collaborative art space throughout the last 25 years.

Alliance for Regional Solutions to Discuss the "5 Big Moves" - What is the "5 Big Moves" and why is it important to you? North County and your clients need better transportation. In 20 minutes, find out what the San Diego region's "5 Big Moves" are, and what they can mean for your agency and clients. Two Zoom opportunities: Monday, June 1st, Noon, or Tuesday, June 2nd, 6pm. For more information about these Zoom sessions, contact Craig Jones, Alliance for Regional Solutions, at 858.354.1785, or AllianceSANDAG@gmail.com.

Notes from Oceanside - MainStreet Oceanside announces cancellation of the 2020 Independence Parade - A patriotic tradition since 1892, and originally scheduled for June 27th, the Independence Parade Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 parade. Many alternatives were discussed and they will continue the commitment to provide the community with this longtime tradition. What form it will take and when it might happen will be determined by the course of the pandemic. Visit the

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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

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives

If a fire breaks out in your home, smoke alarms can alert you to trouble when you are the most vulnerable—at night, asleep. Like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors alert unsuspecting residents of a colorless and odorless poisonous gas that emits when appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters malfunction. It’s also important to know the signs of carbon monoxide exposure. Mild exposure can cause flu-like symptoms, including headaches, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

Simple, life-saving tips include installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in every bedroom, testing smoke alarms each month and replacing alarms every five to seven years. If the alarm starts “chirping,” the battery is running low and should be replaced. Alarms should never be disabled by unhooking it or removing the battery. If a carbon monoxide alarm rings, immediately move outside to fresh air and call your emergency services, fire department or 9-1-1. After calling 9-1-1, make sure all persons are accounted for and don’t go back inside.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,

As of this writing, the state is reviewing the county’s plan for what might be considered Phase 1 of a reopening plan. I hope it is approved. It is certainly necessary. All things considered, we’ve had a fairly balanced approach between keeping people safe and not letting the economy fall apart. But now we are ready for the next step, and should take it. If it is wrong, then we will adjust. If you are at-risk then I would encourage you to maintain the stricter guidance measures. Some good news! Our city staff have worked a budget to get us through the rest of this fiscal year (Ends June 30, 2020) and next year without sacrificing city services beyond the health restrictions we already have. That was no trivial task and we should be grateful we have such a dedicated staff.

Finally, I continue to see and be affirmed that we live in a community of unsung heroes who quietly take of their neighbor and our community. Thank you just doesn’t convey how appreciative we all are of you. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido, pmcnamara@escondido.org

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parade website at www.oceansideparade.com and facebook to view pictures from past parades. For more information about the parade, please call MainStreet Oceanside at 760-7544512. Due to the governor's safety policy, all of our meetings and events are cancelled or suspended until further notice.

RespectAbility Announces Casting Calls, Jobs, and Other Opportunities for People with Disabilities - The Sundance Institute currently is considering fiction feature work-in-progress screenplays for their 2021 Development Track including programs, Fellowships and grants. The Development Track application allows fiction feature writers, directors, writer/directors or writer/director teams to be considered for any and all of the above programs and fellowships for which they are eligible. For a complete description and eligibility information for all these programs and fellowships, visit their website. The application deadline is 6:00pm PT on June 4, 2020. For more information or

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ViacomCBS 2020-2021 Writers Mentoring Program -This is a comprehensive writing program that helps launch the careers of diverse television writers, pairing them up with ViacomCBS executives as mentors to develop new material. They select five to 10 writers, assign them executive mentors to work on a pilot for four months, followed by four months of weekly workshops focused on the soft skills of maintaining a career in the industry. Deadline to apply is May 31. For application requirement details, visit the FAQ section at: https://www.viacbs.com/writers-mentoring-program. Additional questions can be e-mailed to: CBSEntertainmentDiversity@CBS.co m The 2021 Walt Disney Television Writing Program - WRITERS: Apply now! The 2021 Walt Disney Television Writing Program application is live. The deadline is Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Honorin g our Armed Forces Is Importa nt

Monday was 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. We may not be able to gather in place to acknowledge our military; however, we stand strong as a community in our honor, respect, and deep appreciation for the sacrifices they have made to keep our country safe and free. I would also like to acknowledge during this time, nothing embodies the spirit of service more than the incredible work carried out by the people on the frontlines, including Army Soldiers and civilians, who are putting their lives at risk to come to the aid of those most impacted by coronavirus. We owe you a depth of gratitude. Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss

The San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) is partnering with the Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce to Launch “North County Cares” to Support North County Restaurants and Families in Need.

SDNEDC, in partnership with the Vista and Oceanside Chambers of Commerce, launched North County Cares, a philanthropic effort that allows contributors to support both area families in need and local North County restaurants. Donors can make a contribution to the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Foundation which is considered a charitable contribution. In turn, the Chambers will be procuring from participating eateries gift cards, at a discount, to be distributed to select North County charities that support families being impacted by COVID-19. The program’s first recipient grantee is the Vista Unified School district and specifically their program to provide additional food support to struggling families. The Chambers will be announcing additional partners shortly and if you are interested in participating, please contact one of the Chambers. application materials, following these steps to submit: 1) Read the Application Instructions: http://bit.ly/wdt-wpinstructions-2021; 2) Read the FAQs: http://bit.ly/wdtwpfaqs-2021; 3) Complete the online application: http://bit.ly/wdt-wpapp2021. REMINDER: You will not need to visit our website at disneyabctalentdevelopment.com, as all application materials for the 2021 WDT Writing Program are available through out Facebook page. All materials you will need are in the links shown here, Casting Call: Cheaper By The Dozen 12-Year-Old Girl Who Uses a Wheelchair - HARLEY BAKER: Actor to play 12, Caucasian girl who has great wit and humor. She's a superstar when it comes to stunts with her chair. STORY LINE: Cheaper by the Dozen is a comedic portrayal of a loving, sprawling, racially-mixed blended family, in which the challenges and triumphs that come with divorce, remarriage, adoption, multiple religions, truly define what makes a family. Please email to the following address with your headshot, resume and location: 20CS.Casting@20thcenturystudios.com. Open to all levels of acting experience. Casting Call: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Woman - We are helping Crypt TV cast

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The San Marcos City Council will hold the following public hearing telephonically in the City Council Chambers located at the San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069; at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Project No.: TSM19-0001 Applicant(s): Las Brisas Realty Associates, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company Request: Request for approval of a Final Map for the reversion of acreage from thirteen (13) lots into one lot in the Residential Estate (R-1-20) zone. Environmental Determination: CE 20-067; Section 15305, Class 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations). Location of the Property: The 26.70-acre Reversion Map site is located generally west of Twin Oaks Valley Road, between the south side of Via Las Brisas and northerly terminus of Maloney Street, in the Residential Estate (R-120) Zone and in the Twin Oaks Valley Neighborhood, more particularly described as: Lots 1 through 12, and Lots A, B and C of San Marcos Tract No. 412, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map thereof No. 14864, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, August 24, 2004. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 182-360-01-00; 182-360-0200; 182-360-03-00; 182-36004-00; 182-360-05-00; 182360-06-00; 182-360-07-00; 182-360-08-00; 182-360-0900; 182-360-10-00; 182-36011-00; 182-360-12-00; and 182-360-13-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planner Susan Vandrew Rodriguez, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3237 or via email svandrew@sanmarcos.net. Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N25-20: Members of the San Marcos City Council and staff may participate in this meeting via a teleconference. In the interest of reducing the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are encouraged to submit comments via email. As a standard practice, City Council meetings are streamed live on our City website at: h t t p s : / / w w w. s a n marcos.net/your-government/agendas-minutes/citycouncil-agendas. All relevant project plans, reports, and resolutions will also be posted on the City’s website a week before the hearing date and project presentations will be posted the day of the public hearing. To provide comments on the project during the hearing, follow instructions below. Public Comment: To submit a comment in writing, please email pscollick@sanmarcos.net and write “Public Comment” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include project number “TSM19-0001” and/or the title of the item as well as your comments. If you would like the comment to be read out loud at the meeting (not to exceed 3 minutes), please write “Read Out Loud at Meeting” at the top of the email. Comment emails will be accepted until the end of the comment period of the public hearing on this project. Comments can also be submitted via telephone, by calling

(760) 744-1050, extension 3145 and leaving a message indicating that you are “providing public comment to the City Council on TSM19-0001” and then state your comments. All comments received via email will be included in the Public Hearing item. All comments received via telephone by 4 pm on June 9, 2020 will also be included in the Public Hearing. 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 any 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. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 05/28/2020. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In re: The Estate of: Peter Vecchi Decedent

David A. Vecchi 7602 Pinebrook Rd. Park City, UT 84098 Phone: 435.640.0254 is the personal representative, (in pro persona), of the ESTATE OF Peter Vecchi, who is deceased. If you believe you have a claim against the Estate of Peter Vecchi, you must file your claim with the Personal Representative 60 days after the date this constructive notice was published in the Legal Ads Section of The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. LATE CLAIMS: If you do not file your claim within the time required by law, you must file a petition with the personal representative for permission to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code Section 9103. Not all claims are eligible for additional time to file. See Section 9103(a).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007887 The name of the business, Forum Deli, located at 3132 Tiger Run Ct., #107, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: Ashok Kumar Khanijow 7328 El Fuerte St. Carlsad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/15 /2015. /s/ Ashok Kumar Khanijow Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/29/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/07/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007830 The name of the business: Grocery Outlet of Oceanside, located at 3508 College Blvd., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: L and N Beckham Parks 361 Flyers Ln Tustin, Ca. 92782 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Linda Marie Beckham, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, & 6/04/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008250 The name of the business: Hairy’s Pet Spa, located at 730 Sycamore Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Brenton James Richardson 7918 Faraway Ln. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Brenton James Richardson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/11/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007996 The name of the business: Rose Dental Group, located at 430 N. Rose Street, Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Zamir Management Services Company, Inc. 430 N. Rose Street Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/29/2014. /s/ M. H. M. Zamir, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/01/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008143 The name of the business: DIR Construction, located at 1369 La Honda Dr., Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Steven Alan Warlick 1369 La Honda Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Steven Alan Warlick Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/08/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007508 The name of the business: Storage Etc Sherman, Storage Etc., locatd at 1040 Sherman Strecet, San Diego, Ca. 92110. This business is registered by: SE Sherman LLC 2870 Los Feliz Place Los Angeles, Ca. 90039 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/01/2003 /s/ Gregory Houge, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/04/2020

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