Volume 44 - No. 20
May 15, 2014
by lyle e davis
Our nation has been focused on discussing healthcare for the better part of three/four years. The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obama Care,” is a fact of life. Lots of political argument remains but . . . it will not be reversed . . . it may have an element tweaked here and there, but it’s a fact of life. But what elements could be changed? For the better?
It might be interesting to see what health care insurance is like in other countries. Some surprising information develops rather quickly. Let’s look at the Scandinavian countries . . . Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Collectively, they are a handsome, healthy people. Good financial stability in each of the countries, lots of social services provided by each country, and each country draws a fairly hefty amount of tax from its citizens in order to fund these social services. We’ll look at each country individually but before we do, let’s take a look at how just one American moved to Norway because medical costs were too high here. The subject: Kevin Steinman, a popular singer/songwriter and musician, very well known in the Minneapolis area.
“One year ago, my wife Ina and I posted our Ikea furniture on Craigslist, watched as four strong men packed up my studio gear, guitars and piano, hugged friends and family after my farewell concert in Minneapolis, and flew to Norway to begin our new adventure here.
Since then I've received six Remicade infusions for my Ulcerative Colitis, and I'm happy to report I feel as healthy as I ever have. When I first arrived in Oslo last August, I didn't yet have a Norwegian social security number, so I felt no small measure of stress as I approached their health system as a new immigrant. The doctor I visited at the University of The Paper - 760.747.7119
Oslo health clinic immediately understood that my treatment schedule merited a quick prioritization, so he made up a number for me, just to get me in the system. He assigned me to a private hospital (still covered under the national insurance plan), where they have lots of experience with the kind of treatment I get, and predicted I would be very satisfied with my care. He was right.
Hege, my nurse, explained on my first visit that everyone at her hospital works very hard to make sure patients feel well, and that I was "heartily welcome to continue to receive my therapy there now that I'd moved home" to Oslo. During that first infusion, she asked if I'd like some salmon, since the two-hour treatment was over lunchtime. I automatically
declined her offer at first, because I didn't have any money with me; but then it dawned on me that it was probably free, so I said yes, thanks. The lunch was free.
The plate of tasty salmon, salad, and bread which arrived a few minutes later caused me to blink back tears of gratitude, as I reflected on the Saltine crackers I'd always been offered in Minnesota during my infusions. Though no one understands the cause of Ulcerative Colitis, if I were a betting man, I'd wager that preservatives such as the ones in Saltines probably can't help chronic digestive disorders like mine. Here in Norway, I've been served a free hot lunch during every infusion so far. I should note that I have not
bought health insurance here (despite the fact that health care is offered publicly, some people choose to do so in Norway). Still, after each infusion, I pay only the equivalent of around 50 dollars, which covers my co-pay for the Remicade, blood tests and nursing services. This compares favorably to the $5,000per-dose uninsured cost of the same treatment in the U.S. After leaving behind the health insurance and out-of-pocket costs per eight weeks in the U.S., my total health expenses are down 97 percent. But that staggering difference in health costs between Norway and the U.S. will only grow larger in August, once I hit my yearly out-of-pocket maximum of $300. (Everyone living in Norway has a yearly medical
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expense cap of roughly $300 USD, so after August, all the rest of my infusions in 2013 will be 100 percent free for me.)
He goes on to say: “And, yes, I understand that the free Norwegian health care is bundled into the costs of daily life there. Higher prices for items like gas, alcohol, candy, and automobiles support a political culture where looking out for the weakest in society is considered natural, even among most conservatives. If we do end up spending more on our living expenses there, and I never see another health document with thousands of dollars billed, I'll consider it very worth the move for my soul. I for one will not have peace of mind until the only requirement for medical treatment in America is that you are in need of medical treatment.
"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey With that preamble to our study, let’s look at each of the
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! This is the only word in the English language that could be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep. UP
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is "UP." It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our
Denmark: The Danish health care system is a tax-funded state-run universal health care system.
Denmark provides "free" health care to all residents, funded through taxes. There is an optional private health care sector, but it is tiny compared with the vastly larger public system that is used by most of the population. Users pay for a few procedures, such as fertility treatments (from the third attempt onwards) and nonessential cosmetic surgery, as well as most of their own dental care and a portion of prescription medication. Pharmacies are privately owned, but doctors visits and hospitalization, including tests, treatment, follow-up care, and some medication, are fully covered.
The Danish health care system is not cheap. According to OECD's Health Data 2009, Denmark's health cost per person, public and private, was $3,512. But in the US the cost is more than double at $7,290! In addition, Danish health care covers everybody - 100 percent of the population-while in the U.S. fewer than 80 percent of citizens are covered, and often only partially, prior to ACA.
friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car. At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
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If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
So basically the U.S. system costs more than twice as much and still left nearly a quarter of the population in the lurch if they needed any medical care. In fact, the U.S. could get universal coverage and still save about 1 trillion dollars per year.
The jury is still out and stats are not yet in where we can compare health care coverage and costs for the US versus Denmark or any other Scandinavian country, largely because of the newness of ACA. It’s a pretty sure bet, however, that the US will come nowhere near being close to the health care coverage offered over there. So what makes Danish health care so cheap? It's not because it's of poorer quality. According to international surveys, more than 90 percent of Danes are totally satisfied with their health care, and it uses the most advanced methods available anywhere. And per capita there are more hospital beds and doctors than in the U.S.
It's mainly cheap because it's a lot simpler to manage. There are no medical insurance companies or lawyers operating for profit, or financial background checks. There are no uninsured, so there is no paperwork if you get sick or injured.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now. . . my time is UP! Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book. . or not. . . it's UP to you. Now I'll shut UP!
Sex after Surgery
A recent article in the Kentucky Post reported that a woman, Anne Maynard, has sued St. Luke's Hospital, saying that after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex. A hospital spokesman replied:
"Mr. Maynard was admitted for cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight." Directions
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"
The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn
Some proof of identity-citizenship or residence status - is all you need. And Danes are still free to pick their own family doctors, as long as they choose one within their own geographical area, and they have a choice of hospitals and in certain cases can even opt for treatment abroad.
Of course Denmark's universal health care means a higher overall tax bill and that healthy people are paying for the treatment of sick people through their taxes. But because the system is simpler and less profit-oriented, it ends up being cheaper for everybody. U.S. health care is the most expensive system on earth and incredibly wasteful. Of course I'm not advocating the wholesale adoption of the Danish or Scandinavian welfare system. Those countries have a radically different social model. But Denmark and the other Scandinavian countries clearly prove that a government-run system can provide its population with superior care without being inefficient, bloated, or costly. Stronger state regulations ensure that the money pouring through the system ends up
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to your right."
The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven." The little boy replied with a chuckle. "You're joking, right? You don't even know the way to the Post Office” A Mind Outside of the Box
If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous and erudite (comic) scientist who once said, "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than most of us do. Here are some of his gems:
1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. 3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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where it's supposed to: with doctors and health care providers.
The pharmaceutical industry still gets its fair share since medication is still bought on the free market. This rewards innovation.
In the U.S., health care financing is siphoned off by lawyers, administrators, and insurance companies; the cost of lobbying lawmakers and advertising is astronomical.
If you decide to study abroad, consider Denmark. As an international student and resident in Denmark you will have access to free medical treatments with some exceptions, such as dental care and physiotherapy. However, if you’re from outside the EU/EEA, in accordance with the Danish Health Act, all non-residents staying in Denmark are entitled to emergency hospital care free of charge 'in the event of an accident, childbirth, acute illness or sudden aggravation of a chronic disease'. All other healthcare services must be paid for by you or your insurance. If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and you plan to stay in Denmark for more than 3 months then you must obtain a Danish residence permit and register with the Civil Registration System. Thereafter you are entitled to free medical treatment in Denmark.
The U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world that does not support universal health care for its citizens. A greater degree of government involvement in health care might be un-American, but when the American system has abjectly failed, a refusal to look abroad for better models is simply self-defeating. Sweden: Sweden is a comparatively expensive place to live compared to the rest of Europe, but it delivers an exceptional standard of living. Considered political lystable, the country attracts many expatriates. In fact, 12 percent of Sweden's population is foreign-born, with large numbers of expats living and working in Stockholm.
The United States spends more than $8,000 a person per year on health care, well more than twice what Sweden spends. Yet health outcomes are far better in Sweden along virtually every dimension. Its infant mortality rate, for example, was recently less than half that of the United States. And males aged 15 to 60 are almost
twice as likely to die in any given year in the United States than in Sweden.
What makes Sweden an attractive choice for expats is that they are entitled to receive the same healthcare, education, and welfare benefits as the native population. Everyone in Sweden has equal access to healthcare services under a largely decentralized, taxpayer-funded system.
Healthcare coverage in Sweden is universal, which means all residents, including expatriates, have access to publically financed healthcare services. This system covers inpatient and outpatient hospital care, prescription drugs, primary healthcare, dental care for children and young people, public health and preventive services, disability support and rehabilitation services. In addition, homecare, nursing homecare, and patient transport support services are also covered under the publicly financed healthcare system. Decentralized health care
Responsibility for providing health care is devolved to the county councils and, in some cases, municipal governments. County councils are political bodies whose representatives are elected by county residents every four years on the same day as national general elections. Swedish policy states that every county council must provide residents with goodquality health and medical care, and work to promote good health for the entire population. County councils are also responsible for dental care for local residents up to the age of 20.
Costs for health and medical care represent about 10 per cent of Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP), which is on par with most other European countries. The bulk of health and medical costs in Sweden are paid for by county council and municipal taxes. Contributions from the national government are another source of funding, while patient fees cover only a small percentage of costs. Patient fees
The fee for a hospital stay is SEK (Swedish Kroner) 80 (USD $11, EUR 8) per day for the first ten days, and SEK 60 thereafter. Patient fees for primary care vary between SEK 100 ($15.21 US) and 200 ($30.42 US) depending on the county council. For specialist visits, there is an additional fee of a maximum SEK 350 ($53.24 US). High-cost ceiling
After a patient has paid a total of between SEK 900 and 1,100 (depending on area of residence) ($136.99 to $182.65 (USD) in the course of a year, medical consultations within 12 months of the first consultation are free of charge. There is a similar ceiling for prescription medication, so nobody pays more than SEK 2,200 in a given 12-month period ($334.86 USD). One exception is Stockholm, where the maximum sum payable is SEK 1,800.
Doctors in the two countries also face different financial incentives. In the United States, under the fee-for-service model, they can bolster their incomes, often substantially, by prescribing additional tests and procedures. Most Swedish doctors, as salaried employees, have no comparable incentive.
Another important difference is that, unlike many American health insurance providers, the government groups that manage Swedish health care are nonprofit entities. Because their charge is to provide quality care for all citizens, they don’t face the same incentive to withhold care that for-profit organizations do. That more hip-replacement operations are performed per capita in Sweden than in most other countries is almost certainly a reflection of the generous care options rather than of any inherent deficiency in Swedes’ hip joints. The Swedes also provide drugs and other treatments only when evidence establishes their effectiveness. People can spend privately on unproven treatments, but the government refuses to impose their cost on taxpayers.
Employer health plans in America have been disappearing steadily, and may one day be gone entirely. The encouraging news is that the Affordable Care Act was intended to foster the evolution of a new system that can capture many of the gains currently enjoyed by countries like Sweden. Some other interesting data from Sweden:
If Sweden were your home instead of The United States you would have:55.37% less chance of dying in infancy experience 48.89% less of a class divide consume 38.32% less oil have 26.68% less babies spend 52.94% less money on health care make 20.69% less money use 18.73% more electricity live 2.73 years longer be 83.33% less likely to have HIV/AIDS Norway: The United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) has repeatedly declared this Scandinavian country the best country to live in. The life expectancy in Norway is higher than ever before. The general health is excellent in Norway, making for a median age of about 40 years.
The Norwegian Health Care System was ranked number 11 in overall performance by the World Health Organization in a 2000 report ranking the health care systems of each of the 190 United Nations member nations.
Norway has introduced a universal, public healthcare system which is financed by the country’s tax revenues and a national insurance scheme. Thus, healthcare is accessible for all legal residents, which reflects the high status of equality in Norway. The utter importance of equality also accounts for the low poverty rates and the comparatively equal distribution of wealth among the population in Norway.
In general, the responsibility of providing health services lies with the municipalities. Each municipality is obligated to provide primary health services to its residents, in form of general practitioner clinics for instance. Specialized care, on the other hand, is provided by the counties and health regions. Expats can also turn to private hospitals and health centers, of course. As a legal resident, you are generally free to choose at which hospital or healthcare facility you want to receive treatment. National Insurance Plan
As an expat, you can be a member of Norway’s national insurance plan, even if you are not a Norwegian citizen or a national of a European country. What is essential, however, is that you are a legal resident of Norway. As a member of the national insurance scheme, you must pay contributions together with your taxes. GP and specialist visits, including outpatient hospital care and same-day surgery, require copayments (NOK (Norwegian Kroner) 136 and NOK307 [US$19 and $62.57] per visit in 2012, respectively), as do physiotherapy visits (in varying amounts), covered prescription drugs (up to NOK520 [US$71] per prescription), and radiology and laboratory tests (NOK218 and NOK47 [US$30 and $6]). There is an annual maximum limit for many cost-sharing requirements, above which out-of-pocket costs are waived; for 2012, the limit is set at
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The Paper • Page 4 • May 15, 2014 Woman Found Dead by Carlsbad Police
On Monday, May 12th, at 7:29 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call to investigate suspicious circumstances in the 3700 Block of Haymar Drive in Carlsbad. Upon arrival officers located a deceased female in an undeveloped brush area. Detectives are following investigative leads to confirm the manner and circumstances of her death. The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Suspeced Bank Robber Found Hiding in Brush
Joseph Jeremia Mays, 29, was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies following a bank robbery at Chase Bank on San Elijo Road in the San Elijo Community.
The robbery occurred shortly after 3pm. The suspect was wearing a tan mask, goggles and black leather gloves, demanded money from several tellers. He stuffed money into a pants pocket and took off running through the retail complex. Sheriff’s deputies, with canines and a helicopter tracked the
Man About Town
Wanted to do a little something different for Evelyn this Mother's Day . . . something kinda special. We decided to go pick blueberries!
After breakfast at Charlie’s, in Escondido, where I told Charlie if I came to his restaurant any more often he was gonna have to put me on the payroll, we headed off to Temecula and the Temecula Berry Company, about a half hour-forty-five minute drive north of Escondido. It's a beautiful drive. Dunno why we don't do this more often. Enjoyable just watching the rolling hills drift by. Very scenic, relaxing trip.
man and found him hiding under brush near a foot trail. A canine located the suspectd and he was arrested without incident. The deputies did find, however, a large knife in his possession. The suspect was booked into Vista jail and is awaiting arraignment. Escondido Cool Zone Locations
With extremely hot weather predicted this week, the City of Escondido reminds the public that three City facilities have been designated as Cool Zone sites. These sites are air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can gather. The sites encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community. Escondido’s Cool Zone Sites are: • Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Avenue (760-839-4688) • Escondido Public Library, 239 Kalmia Street (760-839-4684) • East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway (760-839-4382)
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We soon arrived at Temecula, turned east on Rancho California Road (the original name of Temecula; I much prefer Rancho California to Temecula. Temecula is an old Indian word that means, I think, "soggy moccassins.") The Berry Farm is a neat, neat place. Nicely cultivated row upon row of blueberry bushes. $5 a pint, which seems a bit high but no doubt the owner has factored in the fact that you're probably gonna eat a pint for every pint you pick. I ate a great many fresh off the vine. Evelyn, being the honest soul she is, didn't eat one single blueberry . . . she just picked and picked, probably 75% of the bucket was from her picking.
We only took one small bucket (about two pints) because we had the pups in the car with the windows rolled partly down. It was a nice, cool day, and we parked in the shade, but I didn't want them to stay too long in the car. So, maybe twenty minutes to a half hour to pick our blueberries. A great experience . . . not just for Mom's Day, but any day you wanna head out to pick blueberries. I never even knew they grew in this area. I knew they were prolific growers in Washington state but blueberries in San Diego/Riverside
Letters to the Editor
When required, elected officials sometimes step forward and actually make tough, unpopular decisions. All things considered, Escondido’s present mayor and city council appear to have done that following our nations’ economic downturn. There is no question in that trying time responsible fiscal management was accomplished partly at the expense of several popular community services. Although what Escondido’s leaders did and the reason they did it are understandable.
No one foresaw the state commandeering the city’s larder of redevelopment funds, nor was that reasonably foreseeable. Concurrent, starry-eyed chasing of a minor league ballpark, expensive negotiations for a hotel on an ill conceived city hall site and haste to approve County? Amazing. I found out from Farmer Mike, the coower/manager, that they are a hybrid of four blueberry plants, that it takes about three years for the plants to mature to being able to harvest. It all started as a family farm in the late 90's, and is owned by Ray and Mike Graesser, father and son. They farm 10 acres of southern highbush blueberries.
They are open May 2nd through the end of June, 7 days a week. They recommend coming early or late, particularly if it is hot weather and you have young ones. It just gets too hot mid-day and sunburn can develop quickly, particularly with children. No pups or dogs allowed within the berry patch (a large one!)
They have a lovely website that gives you more information, including easy to follow detailed directions. Just go here: http://www.temeculaberryco.com/
construction of several large downtown condominium projects not supportable by immediate demand, all set the stage for what the mayor and council had to do when the economy turned sour. However, whether the council’s current policy of across the board austerity is still necessary is open to question. There is a strong and growing citizen complaint that the city’s current “full cost recovery” policy toward funding of recreational facilities and programs are unwarranted as they especially hurt youths and the disadvantaged. The city council’s mindset that community services are “fluff” and that nary a dime can be spared for those services might have been condoned when the city was really in the scuppers. However, with today’s improving economy and Escondido’s sound finances the city’s sour attitude and restrictive policy toward recreational services is a hard sell to the many voters asking for at least some funding of these community programs. /s/Sid Colquitt Escondido, Ca.
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Found another great place to dine . . . a place that’s been around for years but recently closed for a couple months for major renovation.
Brigantine Escondido’s Restaurant, 421 W. Felicita Avenue, (760.743-4718) a local landmark, has undergone quite a transformation, mostly for the better. A few bumps remain.
The new Brigantine is more open, airy, more light, all new chairs tables, and booths, lovely decor.
The same high standards are there for food. Absolutely delicious! Equal to the food, the service is impeccable. Our server, Inocente Ledesma, could give lessons on
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Hi Lyle, just a response to S.K. Ghandhi’s ‘strong exception’’ comment and letter. I am not familiar with the lawsuit in Pismo Beach, but after reading it and from what I recall was the prayer in Mues’ blog, the differences are MANY in what Pismo Beach did and simply having a public prayer at the beginning of an Escondido council meeting.
The founding fathers NEVER meant to scrub religious expression from all public institutions or public life. From my limited knowledge of the constitution it appears the fathers did not want a national religion nor was any one expected to profess a religion before participating in public service. Ghandhi complains somehow (as he misqoutes me, I suggested IF Mues was offended, come a little later. I never said “objectors SHOULD come later...”), a public prayer “perpetuates a blatantly unconstitutional practice”; that some how my suggestion is now an ‘argument used during the civil rights movement...to delay...civil liberties in the South’. And then he worries “Can Escondido be far behind?” May I ask, far behind what exactly? Jim Crowe laws being reintroduced here? Maybe he’s afraid KKK
hoods will become mandatory dress at all city council meetings? Or is it the secret baptismal pool the city is planning in the council chambers that bothers him?
Nothing is set in constitutional stone on this matter and neither will it be for years to come. Faith in God is here to stay, as are atheists who profess there is no god. Both require equal amounts of faith to truly believe either view point. Both are mutually exclusive but that does not give one the right to prevail over the other. As long as government does not try to convert people or require an oath of faith to work or participate, and shows no favoritism towards either in any official capacity, I see no conflict. I STRONGLY take exception at atheists trying to scrub all mention of God from this country that has such a rich history in Judeo Christian values. AND, I even more strongly object to equating Christianity with racism. /s/G. Lackerdas San Diego County, CA.
A Rebuttal to Kirk Effinger
Kirk Effinger’s column, “Public Transportation Often a Timewaster,” (May 8) reveals that while Mr. Effinger sees himself
as a “believer in the concept of mass transit,” he is not. As an apparently infrequent user of public transportation he has not learned some basic lessons.
First, public transportation is not, and never will be, as convenient as a personal car. It cannot be “mass” and “public” and be “convenient” to one who is used to a personal car. It was never meant to be equal to one’s personal vehicle. It was designed to serves masses of people headed to multiple destinations. It is rare that one can ride one public conveyance door to door. If one requires that kind of service, a taxi is the nearest to a personal vehicle. And the cost is appropriately more than a bus, subway, train or trolley.
Second, public transportation can actually be a time-saver instead of a time-waster. Mr. Effinger’s measure of time is just travel time. For all the reasons it isn’t convenient, it is not faster or even equal to personal transportation. Frequent users of public transportation have learned to multi-task and actually use the time efficiently for something besides travel. I have used public transportation for over 30 years and I never board a plane, train, trolley, bus or subway without something to do. Every busy
person has a full in-box of things that must be read, answered, delegated or trashed. A folder full can be dispatched in a one hour journey. Laptop computers made it easier to redeem travel time and make it productive. I have written reports and speeches, researched matters and completed advance planning while traveling. Rather than wasting time, I have learned to invest in the time and make it productive.
Without this multi-tasking I could not have served on as many committees as I have, nor would I have been able to participate as much in the lives of my grandchildren. Mr. Effinger may be too old a dog to learn new tricks, but if not, learning to multi-task will make public travel a more pleasant and productive experience. /s/Tom Fry Escondido
Arbor Day Critique
In the Letter from the Mayor of April 24th, Mayor Abed extols the merits of trees and Arbor Day. Words are just words. I was raised with the adage
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Anahi Morales, 2nd ; and Alex Fuentes, 3rd.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:
The students’ posters will be on display throughout the month of May at the Escondido Library, Escondido City Hall Lobby, Park Avenue Community Center, and San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Also, pictures are posted on the Water Conservation page of the City of Escondido’s web site: www.escondido.org/water-conservation.aspx and at www.facebook.com/escondidowater.
Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners Announced
In recognition of Water Awareness Month celebrated in May, the Utilities Department of the City of Escondido sponsored a poster contest, “Be Water Smart.” Utilizing artistic skill, creativity, and originality, fourth grade students illustrated the importance of conserving and protecting this valuable resource. Twelve students were recognized at a recent City Council Meeting, followed by a reception. Receiving top honors were: Liana Hinojosa, 1st place;
New Report Puts California’s Debt at $340 Billion!
Last week, the Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) reported that California faces $340 billion in debt. While there are plans to pay off $140 billion, the other $200 billion in liabilities remain unaddressed.
It is completely unacceptable that California, the 9th largest economy in the world, has allowed its debt to escalate to such a staggering sum. The LAO states that, “a central tenet of public finance holds that expenses should be paid for during the year that they are incurred.” Clearly, California’s budget leaders are not heeding expert advice. Families are regularly counseled to pay their bills and limit
Pictured (l-r) back row: Jennifer Espinoza, Anahi Morales, Diamonique Naert, Alex Fuentes, Mayrah Gonzalez, and Italia Eileen Aguirre. Front row: Dayne Patterson, Melissa Ramirez Rivas, Pamela Farias, Liana Hinojosa, Alyson Munoz, and Belinda Castillo GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women’s volunteer and
debt. California should be doing the same to protect its taxpayers.
Taxpayers cannot afford to finance the state’s debt and should not have to, especially when it is largely comprised of unfunded liabilities derived from state pensions and retiree health benefits, luxuries that many taxpayers go without. As the 2014-15 budget is slated for debate next month, my Republican colleagues and I will call on leadership to prioritize debt payment and prevent spending from causing future debt problems.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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social club, added five new members for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).
Pictured l-r: Co-membership chair Lisa Pratt, new members Emily Blumenthal, Terry Stafford, Cheryl Prater, Arlene Butterman-Cope, Jean Smithers, and Co-membership chair Kathleen King. The club meets monthly on the 2nd Monday in San Marcos. For more info, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwonc.org. Meetings/Events Calendar
Hear “How to Right Wrongs
Legally” at Happy Hour Politics Meeting – Today, Thursday, May 15, Happy Hour Politics will present an informative event featuring Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute. His topic will be “The Eroding of your Moral Rights: How to Right Wrongs Legally.” Hear about his organization’s efforts to defend religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties when threatened. Brad is a guest speaker frequently seen on America Live, CBS News, CNN, Dateline, MSNBC, the Today show, and the O’Reilly Factor. Happy Hour Politics meeting is from 5:30-7:30pm, at The
A New Tax for California Motorists After Hawaii, California has the nation’s highest-priced gasoline. The reasons can be debated, but at 71 cents per gallon, our highest-in-thenation gasoline tax is a major contributing factor. Gasoline taxes fund highways and transportation projects. They are a fact of life in a state as automobile-dependent as California. Nevertheless, our overall high tax rates are frequently cited as major reasons businesses fail or leave California.
Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr., Carlsbad. A cash cover charge (includes appetizers) is $15. Drinks available for purchase. For more info, contact Melanie Burkholder at 307.690.7814 or email@example.com.
Visual Art Exhibit Interprets Neil Simon's Play - The Brooks Theatre in Oceanside will host an interpretational fine art exhibit in the Lobby in conjunction with Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Lost in Yonkers." The artists, hand selected, from Southern California and Oregon, will be interpreting and rendering their version of the play's theme and will run concurrently with the play from May 16 through June 1. A closing reception is scheduled for June 1. For info on times, the art, the artists, to purchase a painting on exhibit, or to buy tickets to the play, visit www.oceansidetheatre.org, email the Brooks Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.433.8900. Address of the theatre is 217 N. Coast Hwy. Summer Concerts Bring Back Audience Favorites - The City of San Marcos presents its Annual “Summer Concerts in the Gardens” series, all Saturday outdoor evening concerts, at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. All scheduled bands are former Wood House concert performers who received the highest audience ratings. Gates open at 6pm; concerts begin at 7:30pm. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Parking is free. The schedule is James Kruk, Elvis Tribute, May 17; Skelpin,
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more gas taxes we pay. The MBF proposal is being pushed as a replacement for the gasoline tax. It seems too many people are buying energy efficient vehicles, resulting in reduced gasoline consumption and lower gas tax revenues.
Do we really want bloated government bureaucracies to start taxing travel? What about people who live in rural or suburban areas who must drive long distances just to work or go to a doctor? What new intrusive bureaucracy would monitor our travel? Do A new way to squeeze revenue we really want to start down out of California motorists this road? has just surfaced in Sacramento. Senate Bill 1077 The Legislature’s impulse for would set up a pilot program ever increasing taxation must to study taxing California be reined in. Ingenious new drivers using a Mileage Based ways to tax intangibles like Fee (MBF). Never mind that travel must be resisted. long-suffering the gas tax already taxes California’s mileage; the farther we drive, motorists deserve relief, not the more gas we buy and the new forms of torture.
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Irish/Spanish Fusion, June 28; the Detroit Underground, R&B, July 26; Clay Colton Band, Country, August 23; and Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, Boogie Woogie Swing, September 13. Season passes available for $25; tickets available online, at the door, or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, and $3 for children under 12. For tickets or further information, go to www.san-marcos.net.
May Happenings at the Center – On Saturday, May 17, at 2pm, celebrate the end of the inaugural year of the Jean Will Strings program with a free inspiring performance by 32 endeavoring second and third grade violinists. Then, on Saturday, May 31, at 4pm, Opera returns to the Center, better than ever. The program will feature five international soloists, a full orchestra and the Center Chorale conduction by Dr. Joe Stanford. Complete this experience with a gourmet meal under the stars; tickets $50/members; $60.non-members. Contact the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd, or the Ticket office, by phone 800.988.4253 or online. Tickets will be held at Will Call.
Bring Ballots; Hear TCTP’s Endorsements and More – The Tri-City Tea Party will meet on Tuesday, May 20, from 6-7:30pm. Bring your ballots, hear TCTP’s endorsements; meet and hear judge and DA candidates and other candidates as well. Last election, commentators said TCTP’s judges’ forum was instrumental in getting the conservative judges elected. Group leaders will report on their activities monitoring local elected officials and more, and action will be taken on one
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major issue. Attendees are encouraged to come early, enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Café, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. Contact TCTP at email@example.com, 760.600.TCTP (8287) or 760.613.8628.
Singles Social Mixer in Carlsbad – On Thursday, May 22, Simply The Best Singles will present a Carlsbad Singles Social Mixer for ages 35+. The Mixer will be from 5:30-8:30pm at The Landings, 2198 Palomar Airport Road. There will be a live band, “happy hour” drinks and appetizers; a great “after work” getaway to enjoy a relaxing evening listening to music and mixing/meeting upscale singles. Price is $5 payable at the door. Visit the website at www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com.
DUVCW Meeting Announced – The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent #5 will meet at 11am on Tuesday, May 27, in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. Sister Barbara Ibaibariaga will give a program on animals in the Civil War. For info, call 619.475.0153.
Library to Host Job Fair – Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Division is partnering with Goodwill Industries to host a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 28, from 10am-2pm in the Turrentine Room of the Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Attendees will meet more than two dozen potential employers with open positions ranging from entry through professional levels, in hospitality, healthcare, education, government, law enforcement, high tech, retail, and manufacturing. Bring resumes for possible on-site interviews. This Division provides adults with tutor-
proposed project for what are their own selfish reasons without, at the very least, allowing that due diligence to play out, however.
ing and courses to improve reading/writing skills and helps prepare participants for employment and career advancement. The Library programs, services, and events are free and open to the public. For info on all Library programs, visit library.escondido.org, or contact Josephine Jones at 760.839.4219.
Library’s R.E.A.D. Book Club Meeting Announced - Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat, and Discuss) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, meets on Friday, May 30, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30–4:30pm. Katherine Applegate’s award-winning The One and Only Ivan will be discussed, followed by a craft activity. Winner of the 2013 Newbery Award Medal and a New York Times bestseller, Applegate’s novel is a story told from the perspective of a captive gorilla named Ivan. A limited number of copies of the book are available for checkout at the Children’s Desk and books can be reserved by accessing the catalog on the Library’s website. The Escondido Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street. Library programs are free and open to the public, and sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, at 760.839.5456 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children can be found at library.escondido.org/kids.
Seminar, Awards and Scholarship Luncheon Saturday, May 31 - The North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) will host an intergenera-
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Understand, when I say “selfish reasons,” I am not necessarily criticizing or condemning people for their concerns. We all have a right to be protective of our communities.
Development Isn’t a Four-letter Word
It’s probably no revelation to anyone who reads my column regularly that I generally believe development can be a positive contributor to a community’s overall quality. What will likely shock some—largely because they tend to view all development with a jaundiced eye—is that I do not believe all development is good, nor do I believe development proposals should be automatically blessed by agencies without suitable due diligence. I really object to the almost knee-jerk reaction of politicians and anti-growth activists who seize upon the disquiet of upset neighbors objecting to a
That right, however, should not preclude the same due process they themselves would demand if they were to petition government on a specific proposal. And thinking in a more regional way wouldn’t be bad, either. With an open mind, benefits that could be derived from development might be realized. You often hear those in the anti-growth crowd trot out statistics that claim to show residential development “doesn’t pay its own way.” Ironically, the same is also often said about non-residential development. Yet, for some reason, governments often encourage some of both.
Clearly, if governments weren’t benefitting in some way from development, they would not be willing and often
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Jailed US Marine in Mexico Moved to New Prison
Regarding U.S. citizen and Marine Corps veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, who is currently jailed in Mexico, Rep. Duncan Hunter issued two new letters Monday: 1) a request (letter) to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to suspend military training and equipment assistance to Mexico 2) a request (letter) to Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson for information on Mexican military and law enforcement incursions on the border. Also, last week, the State of Baja California prison system transferred Andrew to the El Hongo II penitentiary, about 40 miles east of Tijuana. Vista Teachers and District Agree to a Pact
It took awhile but after a stalemate was declared and a state mediator was called in, the Administrators and teachers in the Vista Unified School District have finally made a deal after weeks of stalled contract talks.
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himself in the battle earning a place on Gen. George Washington’s staff. But, after only two weeks, he asked for a transfer back to the battlefield. In battle, Burr saved an entire brigade, which included Alexander Hamilton, from capture after the British landed on Manhattan. Evidently miffed because Burr had resigned from his staff, Washington did not commend Burr for his heroic actions. This led to an eventual estrangement between the two men.
If you were asked who the third Vice President of the United States was, few would know it was Aaron Burr.
In 1777, Burr was promoted to lieutenant colonel, assuming command of a regiment. During the harsh winter at Valley Forge, Burr led a small unit guarding an isolated pass. He drove back an attempted mutiny by troops who wanted to escape the Valley Forge winter.
Burr served during the Revolutionary War under Gen. Benedict Arnold in the Quebec expedition. Burr distinguished
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The Forgotten Man: Aaron Burr
Wait a minute, didn’t he shoot Alexander Hamilton in a duel? Hamilton prominently takes his place in history as founder of what today is the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Mint, and with his picture on the $20 bill. Conversely, Burr’s bio is found in very few school history books, primarily because of his 1807 duel.
In 1779, Burr had to leave the Army due to bad health, but he remained active in the War. He was assigned by Washington to perform occasional intelligence missions. During one of those missions, Burr rallied a group of Yale students in New Haven, Conn., to aid a small group of soldiers in a skirmish with the British. This action repelled the enemy’s advance, forcing them to retreat.
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Superintendent Devin Vodicka said the Vista Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement with the district Monday. Trustees are scheduled to consider the agreement at the regularly scheduled board meeting tonight (Thursday). Vodicka said details about the agreement would be released soon.
The school board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in the Morris Vance Community Center, 200
How to Stifle Dissent
People talk to me on the street, sit down next to me at meetings, send emails (anonymous and not) through the blog and call me on the phone. One person came up to me when I was getting in my car and said quietly “Are you 2014?” and then told me what she wanted me to know.
One of the perennial topics is the difficulty non-profit organizations and City staff have speaking up for themselves and the people they serve. I hear lots of stories “off the record” because to quote people by name and identify their organizations could put their jobs, their funding, their office space, their board members in jeopardy, so they only talk to me if I promise to keep their names out of it. And so I will do that, speaking in vague terms that hopefully will keep everyone anonymous and out of trouble. Here are just a few examples of how people are intimidated into silence I had a list of seven examples, all directly from the people it had happened to. But as I read through them I realized that
most of them were not vague enough and could still get people in trouble so I will just make it simple: People who work for a non-profit in Escondido or volunteer at a community group in Escondido or are a past/present employee of the City or are a receiver of City-funded services, have been told they risk retribution — large and small — for criticizing decisions made by this administration.
The stories I couldn’t tell involve people working for the good of the community. Obviously some are paid, but there are also many who are volunteers who not only don’t make a dime but often put their own time and money behind their efforts. It is sad and infuriating to see groups intimidated by those in power just because they do not agree with a particular political ideology.
I have no solution to this in the very short run — though I hope this post lets some people know they’re not the only ones that have faced this issue. But there is an election in November and we have been given instructions by the Mayor on what to do if we do not agree with these actions:
To change that dynamics you need to make sure in the next election you elect a different council majority. It is a political difference in our philosophy and some of the citizens. That’s why we have a democratic process.
You are in disagreement with the present council majority. Please go and lobby and elect a different council that fits your political needs. (This is a reprint from Escondido2014.com - a blog written by Pat Mues. Other commentaries can be read at the above link.)
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the proper way to care for diners. A superb gentleman with an excellent tableside manner.
I ordered Ahi Tuna Tartare for my first course, then grilled marinated swordfish, finishing up with a superb vanilla creme brule’ Evelyn had the Spinach Salad for her first course, the sea bass for her entre’ and the apple peach crumble for dessert. Cousin Doug Leverenz had the spinach salad, Mahi Mahi Piccata, and creme brule’. Each of us was quite contented when we finished our meal. We most certainly will return for several more meals. A couple of bumps that need attending to:
a) It’s noisy. Very noisy. We had to lean over our table to hear our partner talking (and,
Civic Center Drive, Vista.
Another Bank Robbery in North County - Vista Bank Hit
A man robbed a bank across from Rancho Buena Vista High School and sheriff’s deputies swarmed through an area of Vista’s Shadowridge neighborhood Monday afternoon hunting for him.
The bank robbery was reported shortly after 1:10 p.m. at the Chase Bank on Melrose Drive at the corner of Live Oak Road, sheriff’s Lt. Clayton Lisk said.
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yes, I did have my hearing aids with me). The old Brigantine, though not as bright and light as the new decor, was comfortably quiet, where you could easily hold a business meeting, or an intimate dinner with your spouse or significant other (though, hopefully, not at the same time). b) The floor is carpeted, which is nice. Except when you try to move your chairs in any direction . . . it’s like slogging through sand. Very difficult to reposition chairs. Next time, I’ll likely request a booth. The bar maintains the reputation Brigantine has always had, that of a jolly place and a gathering place of the movers and shakers of North County.
Welcome back to Escondido, Brigantine . . . ya done good! (But please see to those two little bumps.) ••••• Pet Peeves: Folks who don’t return phone calls. You wanna get on the top of my black list? Don’t return calls. Particularly irritating when it’s an elected or appointed official charged with serving the public. I’m not calling to tell jokes or pass the time of day. I’m call-
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ing because we need information that we my relay to our readers. We, the media, are their eyes and ears.
All of our city council members and our Mayor in Escondido are very good about returning phone calls. School officials, not so much. One high school principal I called six times and have yet to hear back from him.
I don’t care whether it’s the media calling or John (or Janet) Q. Public . . . if you’re in public office . . . return your damned phone calls! ••••• Pet Peeve #2: Food service. Does anyone know where you can get a decent bowl of oatmeal at a decent price? Oatmeal is not that expensive to make . . . should have a high profit margin. Why not give the patron a decent sized bowl for his money? (One of my favorite eateries scrimps on their oatmeal. I don’t order it anymore.) Related: Ever order a salad and pay about $8 for it only to find a cheap grade of Iceberg lettuce, tired tomatoes and a minimal amount of chicken or tuna? Happened to me (at the same favorite eatery.) I don’t order their salads anymore.
Finally: Real butter versus artificial swill that is called “make believe butter.” The latter is full of chemicals, some of which I’m allergic to. Real butter does not pose that problem. Any restaurant that automatically serves artificial butter instead of real butter depreciates the quality of their menu.
It’s still one of my favorite eateries . . . but they need to fix a couple bumps in the road. ••••• Steve Truscott, a legendary Master of Karate is being promoted to 8th degree Black Belt today (Thursday the 15th.) This promotion is the culmination of 40 years of training. Born in New Zealand and raised in India, where he began his martial arts training, Master Truscott is a man of many talents.
At one time he wrote a column for The Paper. He is a terrific writer. He has also spoken to our Hidden Valley Kiwans Club of Escondido on several occasions. He has been a fix-
ture in Escondido for many years and has done great deal for the community over those years. He provides martial arts training for physically challenged students as well as healthy students, both youth and adult.
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And that’s it for this week, folks. We’ll be keeping our ear close to the ground for new stories and events for next week!
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"actions speak louder than words". Where was our Mayor on Arbor Day? He didn't show up for his spot in the program. Two years ago, he was an hour late. Is this the behavior tolerated from city employees? I've always been expected to call in as early as possible if I was sick. Isn't this what we should expect from our Mayor and leaders? The very least he could do is to send someone in his place to read his speech. After $20,000 of free work was given to the city last year and this year, the Mayor doesn't come to say thank you.
Mayor Abed goes on to say, "Escondido has a great appreciation for the value of trees." Really? Mayor Abed and Ed Gallo voted no on the tree inventory grant. In his words, he ask us to "check for broken branches or evidence of disease or insect infestation". This is in part what the tree inventory will do for Escondido"s trees when properly implemented. In days past you could count on a man's word. No need for a notary. Shouldn't we expect this from our Mayor and leaders? They should set an example for the citizens they represent. Stand behind your word, Mayor Abed. /s/Mary Lohr, Escondido, CA.
Meetings, weddings, quinceaneras, birthdays, receptions, craft shows, recitals, religious services, concerts, fund raisers, seminars, and other special events and occasions. The Escondido Women’s Club Maximum 170 people Full use of kitchen and stage 24-hour insurance required
Hourly rentals include House Manager, table setups and guards for all weddings and other parties. Call 760.743.9178 for information
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tional seminar designed for teens, young and adult women, “Why Our Health and Safety Matters,” followed by an awards and scholarship luncheon, “Embrace Your Power and Purpose” on Saturday, May 31, at California State University San Marcos, University Student Union, 333 Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Seminar presenters, Joye Carter, MD, a forensic pathologist, and Opal Singleton, Riverside County Sheriff Trainer and Outreach Coordinator and President/CEO Million Kids, will speak on health hazards, unhealthy and unsafe practices that lead to life altering conditions; especially, STDs, and HPV, and the increased incidences of human trafficking, now a major crime in the US and increasingly a growing concern in San Diego County. Keynote speaker for the “Embrace Your Power and Purpose” Awards and Scholarship Luncheon is internationally renowned motivational speaker, Jewel Diamond Taylor. Jewel is the first African American motivational speaker and has now spoken in 35 of the 50 states in schools, colleges and churches, the Virgin and West Indies Islands, the US Pentagon, and NASA. She is also known as the Teen “Self-Esteem Dr.”, and recently conducted a self-esteem workshop for debutantes in San Bernardino. NCAAWA will recognize outstanding community members with The Living Legacy Award, the Founders Award, and the President’s Award. Advance registration is recommended due to limit-
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He was admitted to the bar of New York in 1782. He was twice elected to the New York state Assembly, was appointed State Attorney General, then he was chosen as a U.S. senator. In those days, the office of President was elected by the Senate. Burr ran for President against Jefferson, but lost by one vote, relegating him to the office of Vice President, which second-place finishers became. Burr blamed Hamilton for his defeat. In business, Burr founded the Bank of Manhattan Company, which today is JP MorganChase. Hamilton founded rival Bank of New York, making them bitter political and business competitors.
It’s the duel that caused Burr to be banished to obscurity. What caused the duel is a matter of conjecture. One of the reasons could be Hamilton’s vicious rumors.
The two men were often invited to dinner parties hosted by leading New York politicians, businessmen and even each other. During those years, Burr was widowed and lived with his daughter and husband. Hamilton reportedly
Jake had an owner. He was loved and taken care of but one day everything changed. His owner died suddenly. When animal control came to the house, Jake was guarding his owner's body and wouldn't let anyone near his master. He was scared, not knowing whats going on, not understanding why his owner was not waking up. So he was taken and labeled aggressive/rescue only by the shelter. Seven other dogs were brought in with him. They were the man's family. But the bottom line is the same. He ended up in a very high kill shelter. Jake was technically "due out" May 9th but may live longer. Here is his link
http://www.petharbor.com/pet. asp?uaid=SBCO1.A592675 suggested Burr committed incest with his daughter. Enraged, the Vice President challenged the Treasury Secretary to a duel in Weehawken, N.J. Hamilton was mortally wounded, dying a day later. Hamilton’s death destroyed Burr’s political career.
Dexter is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1 year old, 20 pound, Cockapoo. That’s a Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix.
Dexter loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He was a stray in El Centro where, unbelievably, someone dumped him. He’s ready for his forever home.
The $145 adoption fee for Dexter includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760753-6413 for more information or to sponsor a pet until it’s adopted. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
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Tex is an inquisitive, independent bunny. He is energetic and loves to do laps around his pen during his daily run time. If you sit down with him he will display his bunny binky dance all around you. Tex is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway.
His $45 adoption fee includes neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
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Years later, Burr traveled west to embark upon what was an alleged attempt to form a new country, for which he was charged with treason, but was acquitted.
Burr spent the remainder of his life in obscurity practicing law in New York, dying in 1836.
Tex is a 1-year-old neutered male bunny, ID 78896.
After over three decades of marriage to my wife, sometimes I reflect on what it takes to sustain a marriage that lasts. Here are a few ideas: 1. Continue to date. Remember when you were first dating? When you began a relationship, you were in tune to the other person. You were sensitive to him or her. Spending time with them was something that you looked forward to and couldn’t wait to do. If you want a good marriage, keep on dating and do the
things you used to do. 2. Show up. Many couples spend little time together. Much of it is spent on details of daily “housekeeping” (i.e. taking care of the house, the kids, the maintenance, etc). Try actually being there for your spouse, making eye contact and listening. It can really send the signal you want to be with them. 3. Have fun. Marriage can become monotonous; all work and no play. Try something unusual - laugh together; be spontaneous; smile. Do something you both enjoy. It can go a long ways. 4. Put the other person first. The Bible says “Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” What better relationship to start with than your marriage? If two people practice putting the other first, the result is humility and servanthood. Try out serving each other! 5. Keep going. Every marriage will experience testing. Remember the vows “for better, for worse; in sickness and in health; for richer for poorer”? It is not always easy, but the rewards of commitment are many. Practice forgiveness and forbearance.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Neighborhood Transformation Project
In late 2013, the Escondido P o l i c e Department proposed a renewed approach to community policing and a strategy consistent with the city council’s goals of Economic Development, Fiscal Management, Neighborhood Improvement and Public Safety was developed. We call it the Neighborhood Transformation Project.
With this proactive approach our Police Department is partnering with Neighborhood Services, Public Works, Planning, Code Enforcement, the City Attorney and City Manager’s Offices and community-based organizations to affect positive change in
our community, one neighborhood at a time. Practically speaking, our Police Department is stepping up patrols and targeting known gang members, drug dealers and other repeat offenders to eliminate criminal activities. Our goal is to create a cleaner and safer neighborhood. As this is occurring, our city services are striving to improve the living environment in our community. We are encouraging residents to maintain their properties while the City of Escondido works to trim trees, fix lighting, improve the city’s image and appearance, enhance public safety and create economic opportunities for our residents. The Neighborhood Transformation Project is a key program for neighborhood improvement and we look forward to expanding it to other neighborhoods in the city.. Please visit
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Remembering Peace Officers
Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Thursday marks this solemn occasion and flags will be lowered at all City of Vista facilities in remembrance of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. On this day, people are also reminded of the need to be vigilant against all forms of crime.
Did you know that thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, Vista residents can schedule vacation home security checks or have
someone drop by to check on an elderly or disabled person? The Vista Sheriff's Senior Patrol program provides this valuable service in the community. The volunteers not only enhance the safety in Vista’s neighborhoods but also improve the quality of life for home-bound seniors.
Designed to draw upon the experience of senior citizens, the program is currently recruiting volunteers who are 50 years or older. Responsibilities range from administrative work, to patrolling neighborhoods, writing parking citations, and marking abandoned vehicles. To learn more about programs offered by the Senior Volunteers, contact the Sherriff’s at office Patrol Senior 760.940.4434.
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eager to see it. They do-whether it’s by virtue of the fees they collect, the roads and other infrastructure that gets built or improved to accommodate anticipated impacts, increased tax revenue, or as in most cases, the cumulative effects of all these things. But there is even more to the story than that.
New residential development brings with it increased numbers of consumers for all the goods and services already offered in a community, as well as the potential for even more businesses to locate there. This creates a more positive business environment. And that means even more revenue to local government from taxes
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond 78 Corridor Cities Sign Agreement to Promote Region
For more than two years, the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista have been working together as an informal regional collaborative to support economic development activities along the 78 Corridor. The most notable project associated with this effort has been the development of a new regional brand platform to support business retention and business attraction efforts within the five cities. The cities have each invested in this effort and the brand rollout is planned for late spring.
In anticipation of the brand rollout and ongoing activities related to actively promoting the region for economic development purposes, the five cities have formalized their partnership through a memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU recognizes that the cities –acting as a region first and individual cities second – is one of the best incentives that can be offered to businesses to keep them within the corridor. Cooperation among the five cities will convey to businesses both locally and out of the area that the 78 Corridor is the best place to do business in San Diego County. A copy of the MOU can be found at www.san-marcos.net/78mou.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Operation Appreciation 2014
On Saturday, May 17, from 11 AM – 4 PM, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oceanside are proud to host Armed Forces Day “Operation Appreciation” at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 300 North The Strand! Each Armed Forces Day, this wonderful event gives our community the opportunity to say “thank you” to active duty military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice. Forty local and corporate sponsorswill be providing a variety of music, carnival rides, food (hamburgers, hot
and fees to provide the services, benefitting the entire community. It also means more worshippers in churches, more volunteers and donors to local nonprofits, and additional support for a host of other community groups and causes.
I’ve grown weary of trying to rationally discuss the pros and the cons of specific development proposals with people who clearly believe that any project that requests changes to zoning designations is inherently bad, when most such requests are made to reflect the economic reality of the time and place. Believe me, if a project’s developer thought they could proceed profitably within set parameters for a given location, they would not
dogs, chicken wings),face painting, and more to all active duty military members and their dependents.
Even Camp Pendleton’s Mechanized Museum will have a vehicles display! Military personnel should bring their valid military id for entrance, but the public is also invited to participate and join in this great celebration by purchasing tickets in the area. Opening Ceremonies begin at 11 AM – so come join in the fun and show your appreciation to the brave men and women who fight to keep us free! For more information, call the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at (760) 722-1534 or visit www.OceansideOperationAppreciation.com.
go through the expense in money and time, not to mention persistent headache, such change requests inevitably engender. And, if they didn’t feel the potential benefits to the community outweighed those same headaches, neither would government.
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Computer Security Part I of III
Most harmful malware does its work by compromising the OS (operating system). To understand how to protect your PC’s OS we need to reprise a little of Microsoft’s recent history. PC sales have been declining since 2010. Microsoft recognized the fact that their traditional source of income, applications and operating systems for PCs, was slowly drying up. They had been slow to recognize the growing demand for tablets and smart phones and were late in developing products for the rapidly evolving mobile market. By the time they recognized the opportunity they were seriously behind Apple and Google in developing software for mobile devices.
With PC sales shrinking and mobile device sales booming Microsoft needed a strategy to
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6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good. 7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain. 9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand. 10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ...... But she left me before we met. 12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. 5 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. 7 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to
leverage their 90% dominance in PC operating systems in such a way as to boost their microscopic presence in mobile devices. That strategy was Windows 8. Microsoft took the “touch screen” user interface they had developed for smart phones and tablets (named Metro) and basically grafted it to Windows 7. They called this hybrid Windows 8. The idea was to create a user interface that had a common look and feel across PCs, tablets and smart phones. It was assumed that PC users would be more likely to purchase a Microsoft mobile device if they were already familiar with the user interface.
Another unplanned consequence of Microsoft’s Win 8 strategy was that small business and home users of Windows XP and Win 7 who went shopping for new PCs and found only Win 8 in the retail stores often decided not to buy. This exacerbated Microsoft’s problem with the XP holdouts. By the end of the first quarter 2014 Win 8 was eighteen months old and had 12% market penetration. Even Win Vista, arguably Microsoft’s worst OS ever, had a market penetration of 17% at 18 months.
holdouts representing nearly 30% of the worlds users would stampede to the retail stores and snap up Win 8 PCs. Well that didn’t happen either. Today a month after the end of XP support PC OS market share is as follows- Win 7 50%, Win XP 26%, Win 8 (8.1) 13%, Apple 8%, and Win Vista 3%.
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Foundation. For questions regarding this event, contact Katie Ragazzi at 760.432.2392 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The EEF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation raising funds to support innovative learning in Escondido’s K-8 public schools. Raising funds through donations, grants, and events, the Foundation supports select, innovative programs within EUSD. Visit the website at www.escondido-education-foundation.org.
Microsoft knew that Windows 8 offered no significant speed or technology improvements over Windows 7 and that big business and professional users would shun it. These users are permitted to order their new PCs directly from distributors with Windows 7 Professional. While Microsoft could not force businesses to buy Windows 8 PCs, they could eliminate the Windows 7 option for retail buyers by forcing manufacturers and retailers to sell only Windows 8 PCs. Retail sales represent about 50% of PC sales in America. Most home users and small businesses buy their PCs in retail stores. As Microsoft tightened the screws and Windows 7 PCs disappeared from retailer’s shelves retail PC sales tanked. As the economy improved business and professional PCs sales (Win 7) gained strength but retail PC sales (Win 8) plunged by as much as 25%.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now. 19 - I intend to live forever... So far, so good. 20 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
21 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder." 24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name.
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. 27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. 35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
Microsoft’s strategy was not working. Users weren’t buying Win 8 and Microsoft’s share of the mobile market still languished in the low single digits. But Microsoft had another trick up their sleeve. The long announced end of support for Win XP scheduled for April 8th. Surely the XP
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EEF Presents 6th Annual Youth Media Festival – Escondido’s Oscars, the Annual Youth Media Festival will be hosted by twin teachers in the Escondido Union School District (EUSD), Michael and Mitchell de Neve, on Friday, June 6, in the Concert Hall at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Cameras, camcorders, and iPods, all “tools of the digital trade,” will be awarded for the student projects in photography, educational videos and audio receiving the highest scores from a panel of expert judges. All the video and audio submissions will be screened in their entirety from 5:456:55pm. Winners will be revealed at the Awards, which start at 7pm. New this year, community members will be presenting the media festival awards. The entire event is free and open to the public. There is a reception after the awards with photo opportunities, free snacks, and an exhibition of student photography submissions. The public can participate by voting for their “People’s Choice” favorites on the Festival website. “You simply must see to believe the work that EUSD students create” observes Katie Ragazzi, Executive Director of the Education
Microsoft is flopping like a dying fish. Last week they flip-flopped on MS Security Essentials and Internet Explorer security fixes. They even had American Homeland Security recommending that users dump Microsoft and switch to Google Chrome or Mozilla. It can’t be much fun being an executive at Microsoft these days but they sure are funny to watch. Next week we talk about what you can do to save yourself and your PC from a visit to The Computer Factory.
Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival – On Saturday, June 7, from 5pm-8pm, the Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held in the Hamilton Children’s Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas. Each year the Rotary selects local beneficiaries to become a part of the event’s fundraising efforts. The San Diego Botanic Garden has once again been selected to be one of the 21 beneficiaries of this event. The Wine & Food Festival is a wonderful way to spend a fun evening with friends enjoying fine wines, best dishes from local restaurants, music, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are priced at three levels - $90, $135 and $500. The Botanic Garden will receive $60 of each $90 ticket, and 100% of the other two categories. To designate the Garden as the beneficiary of choice, select the Botanic Garden when purchasing tickets. Tickets can be purchased at www.EncinitasWineFestival.com. Order your tickets early; this event has sold out the past five years. For more info, contact Jodie Wiebusch at jwiebusch@SDBGarden.org or call 760.436.3036.
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The suspect was last seen running toward a nearby apartment complex on Live Oak. He was described as white, mid20s, wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans, Lisk said. The high school was not placed on lockdown. Upscale Rancho Bernardo Restaurant Suffers Gas Explosion
Bernard’O Restaurant on Rancho Bernardo Road suffered a natural gas explosion which created a flash fire and injured the hand on one person, last Tuesday morning. The explosion occurred about 11:20 a.m., shortly before the restaurant’s lunch hour was to begin. Sprinklers had already doused the flames when firefighters arrived.
Bryan K. McDonald, 94, of Escondido, CA.,, passed away on May 7th, 2014. Charlene A. Stangl, 58, of Escondido, CA. passed away on May 9th, 2014.
Dale C. Kish, 73, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on May 9, 2014.
Jill T. Wauters-Ryback, 48, of Valley Cener, Ca., passed away on May 8, 2014.
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Gas and power were shut off as crews cleaned up. Cal OSHA was called to help investigate the incident. California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye To Visit High Tech High North County Today
As part of her ongoing civic learning initiative, “Your Constitution: The Power of Democracy,” the Chief Justice will speak briefly and present the school with its 2014 Award of Excellence in the Civic Learning Awards, co-sponsored by the Chief Justice and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The event will take place from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm at High Tech High North County, 1420 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA The first half-hour will feature a gallery walk of student work, followed by the formal award presentation. LATE BREAKING NEWS
Fire in 4S Area Spreads Rapidly through Rancho Bernardo Area, Heads for Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe
As The Paper was going to press on Tuesday afternoon, a fire that began at 11am in the 4s area adjacent to Rancho Bernardo was whipped by high, gusting winds into a westerly direction, headed for Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, an area of multi-million dollar estates and mansion.
Similar weather forecasts were called for on Wednesday and Thursday so area residents are keeping a close watch on tv and radio accounts of the spread. Many residents had been evacuated as we went to press. Hoping for the best for North San Diego County.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011333
The name of the business: Lary Michaels Therapy, located at 1889 Matin Cir. #165, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Lary Michaels 1889 Matin Cir. #165 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lary Michaels, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/22/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 & 5/15/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011081
The name of the business: Elizabethan Folk Art, located at 443 Calle Ricardo Apt B, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Molly Sandwell 443 Calle Ricardo Apt B Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/29/11. /s/Molly Sandwell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/18/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 & 5/15/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011147
The name of the business: HectorUSA.com, Hector International, located at 401 West A Street, San Diego, Ca. 92101, is hereby registered by the following: Hector Madrid 320 Pomelo Dr. #201 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Hector Madrid, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/21/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 & 5/15/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-010137
The name of the business: CORE-ELEVATION, located at 1315 Hot Springs Way, Suite 107, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Wendy Stull, Inc. 6321 Citracado Circle Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Wendy Stull, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/09/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 and 5/15/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011269
The name of the business: Villa Networks, located at 9946 Via Mavis, Santee, Ca. 92071, is hereby registered by the following: Joshua Villanueva 9946 Via Mavis Santee, Ca. 92071 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joshua Villanueva This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/22/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 and 5/15/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012065
The name of the business is: Rose and Co., Marketing Solutions, Rose and Company Marketing Solutions, located at 11381 Matinal Circle, San Diego, CA. 92127, is hereby registered by the following: Elliot J. Rose 11381 Matinal Circle San Diego, Ca. 92127 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/3/2014. /s/Elliot J. Rose This statement was filed with with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/29/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011418
The name of the business: Custom Scale, Discount Scale, located at 930 S. Andreasen Dr., “F”, Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: The Wylie J. Company 930 S. Andreasen Dr. “F” Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was July 1, 1999.
/s/Gary L. Graham, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/23/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011071
The name of the business: KMC Management, located at 9257 Samantha Ct., San Diego, Ca. 92129, is hereby registered by the following: R & P Elie Enterprise Inc. 9257 Samantha Ct. San Diego, Ca. 92129 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/14/2005. /s/Patricia Elie, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/18/2014 4/24, 5/01, 5/08 & 5/15/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-009937
The name of the business: SDC Development Group LLC, located at 1623 Trenton Way, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: SDC Development Group LLC 1623 Trenton Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 3/18/2014. /s/Stanley Douglas Chin, Member This statement was filed with with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/08/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012003
The name of the business: LanzEnd, located at 720 Jonathon Place, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Matthew Lawrence Brown 720 Jonathon Place Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/05. /s/Matthew Lawrence Brown, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/29/2014 5/08, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012197
The name of the business: Oceanside Legal Nurse Consultants, located at 3532 Roselle St., Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Paulette Briley 3532 Roselle St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Paulette Briley, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/30/2014 5/08, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00006966-CU-PT-NC AMENDED
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Minda Senoreses Deperio, on behalf of Minor, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jon Bon Jovi Senoreses Deperio to Proposed name Jay Brayden Senoreses Deperio. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: June 24, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., 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 4/30/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 5/08, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011689
The name of the business: Phlebotomy Services of Escondido, located at 28650 Faircrest Way, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Irma Lehrman 28650 Faircrest Way Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/03/2013. /s/Irma Lehrman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/24/2014 5/15, 5/15, 5/22 and 5/29/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011524
The name of the business: Oceanside Meats & Seafood, located at 2504 S Santa Fe, F5, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Juan Cortes 250 W. 15th Ave. Ap #306 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juan Cortes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/23/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011719
The name of the business: HectorUSA.com, Hector International, located at 645 Front Street South, #508, San Diego, Ca. 92101, is hereby registered by the following: Juanita Angel 645 Front Street #508 San Diego, Ca. 92101 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juanita Angel, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/25/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 & 5/22/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-010687
The name of the business: Champa Thai Massage & Spa, located at 1531 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca., 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Judy and Somyang Litthachack 843 Nottinghill Court San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Judy Litthachack This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/15/2014 5/08, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011619
The name of the business: Woodland Nursery, located at 962 Poinsettia Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gary Richard Scaparo 940 Poinsettia Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/24/14. /s/Gary Richard Scaparo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/24/2014 5/01, 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012412
name of the business: Specialty Metal Exchange, Inc., SME, Inc., located at 2892 S. Santa Fe Ave. Suite 116, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Specialty Metal Exchange, Inc. 2892 S. Santa Fe Ave. Suite 116 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/11/2012. /s/Hector James Flores, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County5/02/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-011156
name of the business: Handy Juan Services, located t 2970 Solar Ln., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Rene Cruz and Concepcion Velez-Cruz, 2970 Solar Ln. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 3/17/14. /s/Rene Cruz, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/21/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-013017
The name of the business: Gerry’s Tile & Stone, located at 1550 S. Maple #15, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Gerry Paul Martin 1550 S. Maple #15 Escondido, CA. 9225 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerry Paul Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/08/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012782
The name of the business: Advanced Concepts, located at 4263 Oceanside Blvd., Ste 106191, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Abiathare Rivera 5120 Frazee Road Oceanside, Ca. 92052 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/1/10. /s/Abiathare Rivera This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/06/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-013079
The name of the business: British Masters, Park Place Photography, Park Place Nursery, located at 10013 Triple J. Trail, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Park Place Businesses LLC 10013 Triple J Trail Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/19/05. /s/Erick Vidal, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/08/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
NOTICE OF AUCTION
In accordance with the provisions of California Civil Code §1988, there being due and unpaid storage charges, advertising and sale costs, notice is hereby given that the goods which are stored at 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92069, will be sold by public auction at 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92069, by Inland American San Marcos Campus, LLC. This sale will take place at 10:00 a.m. on June 2, 2014, or thereafter until all goods are sold. Contact: Ernie Zachary Park, Attorney for Landlord (562) 698-9771 List of Items to be sold Kitchen appliances; equipment; specialty food prep items; booths, tables, chairs, barstools and other furniture; flat screen televisions; floor safe; among other items. Pub: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Thursday, May 22, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-012480
The name of the business: The LosLiz Shop, located at 1553 Altadena Ave., San Diego, CA. 92102, is hereby registered by the following: Elizabeth Crawford 10070 Paseo Montril #809 San Diego, Ca. 92129 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/15/14. /s/Elizabeth Crawford This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/02/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Services, located at 250 S. Rose, St.,
Apt 14, Escondido, CA. 92027, is
hereby registered by the following:
Maria D. Hernandez
250 S. Rose St. Apt 14
Escondido, Ca. 92027
This business is conducted by an
individual. First day of business was
/s/Maria D. Hernandez
County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
5/01, 5/08, 5/15, & 5/22/2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (City Council)
The San Marcos City Council will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Case No: P13-0045: GPA 13004, SP 13-002, MFSDP 13001, SDP 13-003, TPM 13003, ND 13-009 Application of: El Dorado II, LP – Todd Cottle Request: A General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Multi-Family Site Development Plan, Site Development Plan, Tentative Parcel Map and Mitigated Negative Declaration (the environmental review document) for a proposed mixeduse project consisting of 120 unit affordable family apartments, 1,850 square feet of community center/leasing office, 1,000 square feet laundry facility and 7,000 square feet of commercial space spread over nine buildings located on 3.8 acres. This project is located in the Richmar Specific Plan Area and is proposed to be developed under the design criteria established in the El Dorado II Specific Plan document. Location of Property: 304 W. Mission Road (Mr. Taco), 312318 (Hair Salon/Barber Shop/Tax Preparer), 320 (vacant), 330 (vacant), 340 (vacant) & 350 (vacant)] and 303 Richmar Road (12 unit apartment), 331 (17 unit apartment), 343 (La Fiesta Grande Market), & 363 (vacant), San Marcos, more particularly described as: Portion of Lot 1, Block 50 of Rancheros Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map No. 806 filed in the County Recorders of San Diego County, December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220100-08, 09, 10, 12, 14, 29, 56, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66 & 67 Planning Commission Action: The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to the City Council by a 7-0 vote. Case: P14-0011: SPA 14-003 Application of: Urban Villages San Marcos, LLC – University District SP Amendment Request: The request involves various changes to the adopted University District Specific Plan including a potential addition/reduction in land use (14,000 square feet increase for general office and 300,000 square feet reduction in mixed-use retail/commercial) and a new land use category defined as adaptive reuse. There will also be a reduction in the grading volumes in the central portion of the property along with a modified Conditional Use Permit to allow an onsite rock crusher and revision to grading plan to eliminate all export and reduce volumes by nearly half. The applicant is proposing revisions to interior circulation network, with the addition of roundabouts, improvements to traffic calming design, introduce changed water quality solutions in the area to address storm water regulations on site. The “Re-adaptive Use” concept provides a unique and creative way to preserve, enhance and utilize existing industrial buildings within the Specific Plan area. Additionally, the developer is asking for changes to park amenity locations and configuration, and changes in the distribution of private and public space, plaza and paseos. There is also an Addendum to the certified Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR 08-43, Clearing House #2008101083) for the Specific Plan. Location of Property: The University District Specific Plan Area is located south of Highway 78, north of Barham Drive and future Discovery Street, east of Echo Lane and west of Sprinter rail line (west of Trade Street), more particularly described as: (East of Twin Oaks Valley Road) All of Lots 12 and 13 and portions of Lots “A,” “C,” 11, 14, 16 and 17 in block 58 of the map of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, according to map thereof No. 806, recorded
December 21, 1895, together with potions of Parcels 3 and 4 of Parcel Map No. 2738, recorded June 7, 1974, all in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220-200-02, 220-200-40, 220-200-43, 220-200-47, 220200-48, 220-200-52, 220-20079, 220-200-81, 220-200-82, 220-200-84, 220-200-85, 221110-20, 221-110-30, 221-11031, 221-110-44, 221-110-46, 221-110-50, 221-110-54, 221110-55, 221-110-56, 221-11057, 221-110-58, 221-110-59. (West of Twin Oaks Valley Road) Portions of Lots 2 through 10 in Block 62, Lots 1 through 7 and portions of Lots 12 and 13 and Lots 14 through 21 in block 63, together with those portions of the unnamed street adjoining Lots 2 through 10 in block 62, and that portion of the unnamed street (Myrtle Ave.) adjoining Lot 7 in block 63, all lying within Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos of San Diego, State of California, according to the map thereof No. 806, filed in the Office of the City of San Marcos recorder of said San Diego City of San Marcos, December 21, 1898. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 221-100-02, -03, -04, 221-100-09 and -10, 221-10014, 221-100-16, 221-100-21 and -22, 221-100-24 and -25, 221-100-29, 221-100-32 and 33, 221-100-35, 221-100-37 and -38, 221-100-40, 221-10043 thru -48, 221-100-54 thru 66, 221-100-68 thru -73, 221080-05 thru -08, 221-080-11, 221-080-15 thru -18, 221-08020, 221-080-22, 221-080-25 and -26, 220-170-36, 220-17040, 220-170-46, 220-181-35 and -36, 220-181-38 thru -40, 220-181-44, 220-181-45, 220190-52 Planning Commission Action: The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to the City Council by a 7-0 vote. The hearing before the City Council is a de novo hearing and any correspondence submitted to the Planning Commission that you wish presented to the City Council must be resubmitted for Council consideration. Contact the City Clerk for resubmittal of any correspondence and/or petition for or against the application. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, 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 a 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. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 5/15/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-013066
The name of the business: PVSW Distribution, located at 3215 Costa Alta Dr. #86, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Glennon Bryke O’Neal 3215 Costa Alta Dr. #86 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Glennon Bryke O’Neal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/08/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
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The name of the business: Mobileweld Welding and Fabrication, located at 1261 Sagewood Dr., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Jeremiah A. Fore 1261 Sagewood Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jeremiah A. Fore, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/09/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5/2014
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NOTICE: You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below: You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee , ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court.
There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case ( 1. The name and address of the court are SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92083
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-010745 The name of the business: AA Relax Spa, located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe. Rd. #L, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Zhao, Li Jian 329 N. Nicholson Ave #A Monterey Park, CA. 91755 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Zhao, Li Jian, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 4/16/2014 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 & 6/05/2014 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ROBERT ECHEVARRIA Case No. 37-2014-00006988-PR-LA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of ROBERT ECHEVARRIA: Petition for Probate has been filed by Thomas Echevarria in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101, Civil Branch. The Petition for Probate requests that Thomas Echevarria be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 6/03/2014 Time: 11 AM Dept: PC-1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters, as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: Mark Reed 7710 Balboa Ave. Ste 316 San Diego, CA. 92111 858.277.0232 5/08, 5/15 and 5/22/2014
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