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June 03, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 22

By Sean Dietrich

He bought his son a new truck for a graduation gift. Well, actually, the truck isn’t new, it’s a 2008 Silverado 1500, lightly used, with only 72,000 miles. Not a bad deal.

As soon as they bought the vehicle the first thing they did was take it for a long ride along the smooth, scenic rural highways of Alabama. Disney World for Chevy and Ford owners.

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the front cab and tore out for the hinterlands. Graduate at the wheel; Dad in the passenger seat, gripping the chicken handle. University of Alabama sticker on the bumper. The graduate did all the things guys are supposed to do when they purchase a truck. He lightly let go of the wheel at medium speed to make sure the steering didn’t pull. He gave the gas pedal a workout.

He made sure the radio was working, although they couldn’t find any theme music. American radio went

downhill a long time ago. There was a time when you could hear Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, or Spade Cooley on the airwaves. Today, nobody even knows who those guys are.

The graduate kept his window down. The fields of peanuts and cotton whipped by at fifty-five. The kid draped his hand out the window and made an airplane with his flat palm. They stopped at a gas station. His dad got pork rinds and coffee. The

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graduate got spicy ghost-pepper beef jerky, the kind that will wreck a man’s bowels for the next nineteen years. Young man’s food. “Can I drive?” said Dad, sounding like a young man himself. “Sure.”

So they switched places. Dad took the wheel and draped his flat palm out the window and made an airplane too.

And he thought about the graduate


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beside him. A boy who is older than the others in his graduating class. A kid who finished school much later than scheduled because of a traumatic brain injury during his freshman year, from an accident The doc said the boy would probably never complete an education. The boy had to relearn to walk, to eat, and to use the bathroom. He relearned how to speak, too. And it was Dad who retaught him.

“After a TBI, it’s not just the big things that change,” Dad told me. “It’s little things.” The graduate’s brain was suddenly overwhelmed by the smallest stimulation. Ceiling fans, fluorescent lighting, and distant sounds could cause near panic attacks. Sleep terrors became a thing. Many nights the kid woke up screaming for his father. But enough about that. Because that’s over now, and everyone is feeling good.

All the physical therapy, all the rehab, all the emotional rises and dips. Now he’s in the saddle of a Silverado. A graduate. Unbelievable. The sun blared through the windshield. The view was perfect. The backwoods of the Yellowhammer

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

I don't repeat gossip. So listen carefully..... •••• Copywight 1999 Elmer Fudd. All wights wesewved. •••• "It is indeed fitting that we gather here today to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin that he built with his own hands." •••• "Unfortunately we are not equipped with hindsight in advance." •••• "From now on, I'm watching everything you do with a fine tooth comb." •••• "As Phil De Glanville said, each game is unique, and this one is no different than any other." -Channel 4 news

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State are among the best kept secrets in the U.S. Dad didn’t want the ride to end, so he took a few backroads to prolong it. He doubled back. Tripled back. He cut through hayfields, carved through forests, and zipped past cattle pastures where several pretty gals were standing on a hillside, chewing cud.

Eventually Dad pulled over at a familiar spot. Father and son leapt out of the truck, removed fishing rods from the truck bed, and they were doing the Andy-and-Opie stroll.

care for. And by then Dad will probably be playing the harp with Moses, Elvis, and Paul Bryant. But that day is not today. Today they fish. Today they drive. Today they work on developing beautiful sunburns. “Thanks, Dad,” the graduate says, mid-hug, his young voice muffled against his dad’s T-shirt. “I love my truck.” Only 72,000 miles. Not a bad deal.

The kid jogged up the hill to the bass pond while Dad trailed behind. Three years ago, this kid was still using an aluminum roller walker. But now he’s jogging.

That's just one reason we've been fascinated with Gems N Loans and its founder and owner, Mack Hembree.

But the point is they can hug. Not long ago, they couldn’t. It was too uncomfortable for the boy. Dad pressed his nose into the boy’s hair and kissed his head.

"If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal." -- Grandstand, BBC1 Interviews:

"How awful! Do you still have an artificial leg?" -- Simon Fanshawe, during a Metro Radio Interview, when a listener said, "My most embarrassing moment was when my artificial leg fell off at the altar on my wedding day."

Two trucks loaded with a thousand copies of Roget's Thesaurus collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, taken aback, stupefied.... •••• LAST THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days, I had lost exactly two weeks. •••• A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack. So he says, "Ms. Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation."

Patti looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. The frog says $30,000. The teller asks his name and the frog says that his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and

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It's always exciting to see a business take off and become successful, particularly a local business, owned and operated by a local business man rather than some huge corporate chain.

When Dad reached the pond, his son was there waiting, cheeks red from exertion, a little out of breath. The glory of youth shone about him, with hardly any evidence of trauma. They hugged. Not dramatically. These are guys we’re talking about.

Dad knows that one day his graduate will be forced to navigate backroads by himself. Someday, this boy will have his own graduate to

Mack Hembree

Recently, we sat down with Mack and asked him to recount how he, a simple young lad from Laurel, Mississippi, decided to leave home at age 16 and hitchhike to California . . . and, with a lot of

that it's OK, he knows the bank manager. Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has anything he can use as collateral.

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You know you're past your prime when every time you suck in your gut, your ankles swell.

I don't like to do things now that I did 20 years ago - like look in the mirror.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny pink porcelain elephant, about half an inch tall. Bright pink and perfectly formed.

A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. After looking the man over he says, "Sir, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?"

(Are you ready?)

"I'm so ashamed, doc," she said. "I guess I let myself go."

Very confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult with the manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says: "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000. And he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what the heck is this?"... The bank manager looks back at her and says: "It's a knick knack, Patti Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone." •••• Thoughts on Getting Older She's getting crows feet around her eyes. And I'll tell you, that crow has big feet!

Let's face it, traveling just isn't as much fun when all the historical sites are younger than you are.

The man gets really indignant and says, "Officer, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?" •••• A young woman was having a physical examination and was very embarrassed because of a weight problem. As she removed her last bit of clothing, she blushed. The physician was checking her eyes and ears. "Don't feel ashamed, miss. You don't look that bad." "You really think so, doc?" she asked.

The doctor held a tongue depressor in front of her face and said, "Of course. Now just open your mouth and say moo."

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Social Butterfly

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2011. Anthony’s business, Creative Palette Interiors, is located in Escondido.

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

thesocialbutterfly@cox.net

Escondido Public Library Foundation Commissions Mural - The Escondido Public Library Foundation commissioned artist Julia Anthony to create a mural on the west exterior wall of the Kalmia Street Library building. Two mural design options are under consideration; the Foundation encourages community members to share their opinions at www.escondidolibrary.org. The opinion poll will be active May 26-June 7, 2021. For questions or assistance, please contact Assistant Library Director Katy Duperry at 760-839-4601 or katy.duperry@escondidolibrary.org

Julia Anthony created the Wild Beauty of the Savannahs mural in the Library’s upstairs Children’s area in May 2010, as well as a fresh and salt water ocean mural at Oceanside Public Library in April

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hard work and the heavy reliance upon Common Sense, was able to build such a successful chain of businesses. "I was just looking for opportunity and I didn't see much in Laural, Mississippi. So I left," he says.

It took awhile for him to find his way but he eventually found it. He served as a mail carrier for the US Post Office for a time, entered the Navy and served on board the Ticonderoga, a massive aircraft carrier. After his Navy service he became a real estate agent and then broker in the Riverside/San Bernardino area, eventually building up a chain of seven successful real estate offices. Back in those days, times were bad and the real estate industry was having its ups and downs, very high interest rates, and a large turnover of real estate agents who were unable to sell enough real estate to make a decent living. So Mack began to look for something a little more stable. He sold off his real estate offices and moved to Carlsbad where he opened a real estate loan office, specializing in the secondary market, dealing mostly in second trust deeds. His market then served mostly low income families who couldn't qualify for traditional

Inland North County Parkinson's Support Group Meeting Free monthly meetings for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners are held virtually on Zoom the first Monday of every month at 10:00 AM. Our featured speaker for Monday, June 7th will be Carol Clupny. Carol is a person with Parkinson's, a retired Speech Language Pathologist and the author of "The Ribbon of Road Ahead". Despite having Parkinson's, Carol will tell us about her adventures while walking more than 1000 miles. To receive the Zoom invite, please contact Carol at: hcmaher@cox.net

Conservative Order for Good Government Meeting - COGG (Conservative Order for Good Government) is proud to be having our third in-person luncheon meeting, coming up on Tuesday, June 8th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, in Rancho Bernardo. To speed up the luncheon service, we are asking you to indicate your luncheon choice when you register to attend. Lunches will be served precisely at noon, so try to arrive at least a few minutes before noon. If you prefer to attend by zoom, the zoom instructions will be sent to you by Monday, June 7th. There are four lunch choices; cost is $35/per person. To attend by Zoom, cost is

mortgages/trust deeds. They were considered 'high risk.' Mack responded to provide funding for this market, ensuring that he had well secured collateral to protect his investment. Meantime, Mack had become interested in collecting coins and jewelry and occasionally dabbled in gold and silver coins and bullion.

A local realtor friend owned a pawn shop in San Diego and worked there part-time. He urged Mack to join him in the pawn busines and although Mack was not interested at first, he agreed to work part-time with his friend and, in so doing, began to learn the pawn business. Even after having learned the nuts and bolts of the pawn business Mack was not all that interested as in investor in a pawn shop but, then, in August of 1993, he agreed to enter the trade and bought his first pawn shop in Oceanside. The bulk of his clientele initially came from Camp Pendleton.

It wasn't long before Mack determined that it was time to upgrade the image of pawn shops. He did not want the image to be the traditional one . . . a dark, cluttered place with a staff member with a green eye shade pulled down over his bifocals . . . and cheap merchandise and jewelry being the stock in trade.

Nope, Mack determined he would remodel his pawn shop to be bright, airy, well organized, with attractive

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Our speaker, Rick Elkins, could be described as a near "Renaissance Man." He has written three books, all available on Amazon, which discuss his concerns regarding our political circumstances and suggestions for making improvements. His current book, "The Illusion of Knowledge," discusses why the political theories of Mark and Lenin will fail, even when led by those of "great abilities" and "substantial knowledge." Rick is an artist, author, newspaper columnist, and advertising copywriter; studied media futurist Marshall McLuhan in college; followed his hobby into the snow and waterski industry, and then settled into a thirty-year career in the new home construction business. His literary work explores the media and its growing Group-Think influence. His recent works explore the sycophantic marriage of entertainment and news, our socially neurotic relationship with electronic devices, and the future of America's Great American Social Justice Experiment. He is the author of three books. Rick lives in Escondido, CA, with his wife Cathy.

Main Street Oceanside: As part of National Volunteer Month, Rep. Mike Levin recognized two MainStreet Oceanside volunteers for their outstanding volunteer commitment to Downtown Oceanside. Nominated by MainStreet, Lauren counters and a variety of merchandise from all price ranges in jewelry . . .from low cost to mid range to luxury items like diamonds, rings, Rolex watches. He completely remodeled the office, upgraded the inventory and was now able to serve not only lower income clientele but business people as well. From time to time small businesses run into cash shortages and a short term loan in the form of a pawn helps out the businessman, he deals with a temporary financial crunch, cashes in on the new business he was able to generate and redeems his pawned item(s). This is how and why Gems N Loans began to grow.

The consumer learned that it was a fun, interesting place to visit . . whether to pawn an item or to buy attractive merchandise at very attractive rates.

Mack had hit on a magic formula and he began to expand . . .both the concept and the number of stores. In time he acquired seven pawn businesses, with locations in Escondido, Oceanside, the corporate office in Vista, Temecula, Point Loma, and, most recently, two new locations in Lubbock, Texas. Visiting a Gems N Loans pawn shop is a totally different experience. Staff that are knowledgeable, well trained, and courteous are ready to serve you. And now, Mack has embarked on

Sweeton, Oceanside resident and Downtown property owner, and Mary Ann Thiem, Downtown resident and longtime MainStreet volunteer, received Special Congressional Recognition from the 49th District’s congressman.

Sweeton was awarded a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for her leadership for a new visionary landmark sign that will welcome all to a more Laura Sweeton walkable, safe and artistically creative Downtown destination. Sweeton’s vision for an inviting and vibrant Downtown spurred the Oceanside Landmark Sign project under the Downtown Oceanside Property and Business Improvement District. “It has been a pleasure to work on the Downtown Oceanside placemaking project,” Sweeton said. “We hope this project brings more pedestriMary Ann Thiem an traffic and increases time spent in Downtown, while providing a new public art

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another fascinating innovation. He both buys and sells gold and silver ... bullion or coins. He knew that gold had been a most valuable staple in metal . . .since way back in biblical times. When Mack first got involved with gold it was selling for only $350 an ounce. Today it sells for closer to $1900-2000, depending upon the spot market prices, which is set in London. Mack knew that gold and silver is a good hedge against inflation . . . a safe edge against a bad economy, is a solid part of any wise investor's portfolio . . .is always liquid and is easily and quickly converted to cash, if needed, and should be part of anyone's estate. And so he created a marketing plan that is currently being offered. You can buy a one ounce gold bar for just 20% down, nine months to pay, and zero interest. The man knows his business and he knows how to market it.

In addition to Mack's Common Sense approach to business I have been impressed with his skilled management ability. Among his many talents is the ability to spot talent, to hire good people, either those who already have a great deal of expertise, or to train the new hires in the business. Many of his employees have been with him for a number of years, some well over 20 years, at least

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Local News

The Paper Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect, Recover Cultural Artifacts stolen from Casino.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing priceless cultural artifacts from a historical exhibit at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center.

In 2019, the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians installed the exhibit at the casino. Many of the artifacts came from the Rincon Indian Reservation and are considered irreplaceable. The items were displayed in a locked plexiglass case near the casino’s event center. On the morning of May 13, 2021, a man entered the casino and forcibly opened the plexiglass case and stole six artifacts. Deputies from the Valley Center Sheriff’s Substation were called to the casino and immediately began their investigation on who stole the items. Over the past two days, detectives worked tirelessly to identify the suspect and hopefully recover some of the stolen property. During the course of their investigation, evidence led them to 32-year-old Sonny Hunter. On May 15 around 7:00 a.m., detectives served a search warrant at Hunter’s home in the 10000 block of Quail Glen Way in Unincorporated Escondido. They located all of the artifacts that were stolen from the casino. Hunter was arrested for burglary, grand theft

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and possession of stolen property.

While serving the search warrant, detectives found a felony warrant suspect unrelated to this case hiding in the home with a loaded firearm. 37-year-old Donald Morrow was arrested for the warrant and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Both Hunter and Morrow were booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

“We couldn’t be more pleased by the recovery of these tribal artifacts,” said Robert Livingston, SVP and General Manager at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. “The due diligence of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the Valley Center Sheriff’s Substation, as well as the security team at Harrah’s Resort SoCal is greatly appreciated.” Officers Respond to Reports of a Shooting at the MarBrisa Resort

On May 23, at 2:12 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, located in the 1500 block of Marbrisa Circle.

Responding officers found one, 22year old male with a gunshot wound. Fire Department medics provided medical aid and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was in stable condition. Do you have a swimming pool? Is it full? Can you find a dealer where you can rent or buy at LEAST a thirty to fifty gallon per minute water pump and variable nozzle hose coupled to a large gasoline engine to power it? You could stand your ground at high risk to yourself. But you would need at least one young volunteer-two or three would be better--to assist you in the fight.

Man About Town Fire Season Is Upon Us!

The pleasant spring tempmeratures and balmy breezes will soon give way to hot, muggy, and windy days. That means the fire season has arrived. Heat, high winds, almost guarantee it.

It’s probably a good idea to make a checklist to use in the near or distant future when fire revisits us all: Do you have a shingle roof, tile roof, or metal roof? What about your garage, its construction materials and roof? Attached or not attached? Is your house wood, brick, stone, or some other substance?

While you still have city water, cut off the pumps which keep your pool from overflowing, run in the garden hose, and fill it to overflowing. Evacuate family members and pets and have them take any special papers, household goods, and such with them. If you have flammable liquids anywhere, pour them directly into the earth or on a hard surface and allow them to evaporate AS LONG AS THERE ARE NO SPARKS IN THE AIR. Beg, borrow, or steal aluminum ladders to set up to the roof of your garage and around your house to various points on the roof.

Your ability to fight the fire will depend on wind speed, humidity, and the air temperature and speed of the fire itself. Moderate fires can and have been successfully fought by homeowners by simply keeping everything damp--not soaking wet-but merely damp. Individual small outbreaks can be zapped in an

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The shooting occurred after a party at the resort. Investigators responded to the scene and interviewed several witnesses and collected evidence. 19-year-old Bernardo Vazquez from Mississippi was arrested for unrelated gun charges.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club plans for 100% capacity at summer races

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced plans to open its 2021 summer race meet with 100% capacity for fans in its seating areas throughout its facility, beginning Friday, July 16. Del Mar’s 82nd racing season will open in July and run through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6.

All fans wishing to attend must obtain a seating package in advance of their arrival. Admission tickets and parking passes will be included in the package. The track will put seats on sale online on Friday, June 18, with a pre-sale available on Thursday, June 17 for those who sign up at the Del Mar website — DMTC.com/2021. Del Mar will offer seating in its Stretch Run, Clubhouse, Turf Club, Skyrooms, Luxury and Celebrity Suites and their five restaurants.

instant with a good hose and enough pressure. But--

If authorities tell you to beat it, leave without hesitation. Have your escape vehicle pre-filled with gas (no more dangerous than a halftank, possibly actually LESS dangerous) and pre-packed with battery radios, flashlights, maps (GPS could fail and cell phone towers collapse) and ALL of your important legal and medical papers in a fireproof box inside. You may think this is silly. You may think if the car is trapped and burns you'll go with it. Wrong. You may be able to flee on foot where no roads go, or be evacuated by helicopter at some rallying point. If that's the case you will go with only the clothes on your back and your car will be incinerated--but your papers will remain safe inside a fireproof box in your car. Pack the vehicle for a long weekend camping trip if you have the time--but nothing that's not needed to sustain life or resurrect your old life. Extra shoes and socks if possible and sensible. No family heirlooms, no works of art, nothing that cannot be of assistance in saving your lives. If there's time-and most likely there will NOT be-throw this stuff into the pool and recover it when you're allowed back in. Medications, snacks, and some cash should be in a couple of big baggies in the glovebox. Wear only very sensible clothing, jeans, hik-

Letters to the Editor God love The Paper!

In this week's "Letter to the Editor" column (May 20, 2021), I totally agree with Mary Jean Fisher's comments -- bless her heart! Because I also could not stop laughing out loud in reading Friedrich Gomez's Mother's Day cover story!

Mary Jean Fisher nailed it perfectly when pointing out the part of mother's yelling so loudly that even the family dog cowers away some place safe!! And only a sleep-deprived mother can relate to what it's truly like trying to sleep with a restless toddler, as Friedrich Gomez points out in his story "For mothers it's like sleeping with a drunk octopus looking for its car keys!" Even my

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ing boots, a light jacket w/hood and work gloves in case of flying sparks.

While packing the escape vehicle, throw in everything you have saved on flash drives (which can be carried in a pocket) or remote hard drives. Computers? Maybe. Depends on the size of your vehicle. But NO monitors, keyboards, speakers, etc. There will be no room and no time. Save that for blankets or, preferably sleeping bags. Depending on the fire pattern, you might have a rough couple of nights. Rinse out empty two liter pop bottles and fill with drinking water. Peanut butter and crackers will keep body and soul together for several days. Raid your medicine cabinet and throw stuff in a pillowcase--aspirin, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Band-Aids, gauze, tape, whatever stands out as usable and important--and nothing else. You can shave next week.

If you have a firearm FORGET THE STUPID LAWS AND TAKE IT, ALONG WITH AMMO FOR SAME. If it's a long gun, load it and throw a blanket over it. If it's a handgun, jam it into your pocket, loaded, one in the chamber, and make damned sure it's on "safe." You have no idea what you will see down the road. It could be heroic firemen and National Guard--or it

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one for all 28 years that Mack has been in the business. A low turnover of staff generally tells you management is sharp and takes good care of staff, which earns their absolute loyalty

Same with consumers. Many clients are repeat clients at Gems N Loans. Many small businessmen turn to Gems N Loans when they need short term money. And they know the staff at Gems N Loans are fair, trustworthy, and honorable. Mack Hembree . . .a true profile of a successful and wise businessman . . . founder and owner of Gems N Loans. And the man who knows Gold.

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husband spit up some of his food as he was laughing so hard. Luckily we were all eating outside (rather than inside) at Mike's BBQ here in Escondido! And yes, just like your letter writer Mary Jean Fisher, we also shared the news with everyone to run out and grab a copy of The Paper! Thank you Lyle for not forgetting us mothers on Mother's Day. Your story was a true Mother's Day gift to all of us. The laughter alone was priceless! And so are you Lyle E. Davis! We're all blessed to have a hometown newspaper editor like you! As owner and publisher of this weekly news magazine, you are greatly loved by so many. Lyle, we truly need you in our lives. To bring us Joy. Happiness. And Proud to be an American. God bless!

From Arlene, Jacob, and Barbara Tibbets Escondido and San Marcos. Memorial Day Story

Lyle, your Memorial Day story by Friedrich Gomez was the most powerful and original I've ever seen!

The Paper is at its best when your front covers are not only factual, but news-breaking such as this one! I was shocked at children serving in U. S. military!! You should hear people talking about this cover story out here!

Bravo, Lyle Davis! I'll wager a lot of other newspaper editors find you impossible to ignore! Lyle, I'm damned impressed with you and I'm not alone in this assessment. Trust me.

From Geoffrey T. Lane, San Diego County including Valley Center. Racist? Who? Me?

So am I a MAGA wearing racist because I read The Paper? I'm so

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sick of this, honestly!

Thursday, my husband, daughter, and granddaughter were at Staples in Escondido. I was making Xerox copies of your Memorial Day cover story (by Friedrich Gomez). My usual intention on Thursdays is to have my husband Jacob fax the finished copies to a dear friend in the Midwest along with our usual cover letter. A couple hoodlums with their pants halfway down their damned butts swaggered over with sly grins on their faces and called us White racists for reading "The ----Paper!"

We left in a huff without saying a word but it was hard to hold my tongue and my husband was about to move towards them as he blew his fuse! We faxed your story copies elsewhere! I am just so sick and tired of this! And sick of this cancel culture and mob menace! Next time we'll wait for The Paper to go online. I never wish to subject my family to unwarranted danger.

Now I understand the reader fan Mr. Derek Tatum of Escondido who wrote to your "Letter to the Editor" column (May 12 issue). I wish to answer him here: No, you're NOT a racist Mr. Tatum! You're just a normal human being who is just fed-up with all these hooligans and mob mentalities who are a menace in burning and pillaging our cities! No, Mr. Tatum, you're not a racist. You're just a NORMAL human being in an ABNORMAL world today. As a former teacher, I'm just so saddened to see what is being taught today. /s/ Arlene Tibbets, Escondido and Poway. More on Memorial Day

Lyle, your Memorial Day cover story by Friedrich Gomez knocked the socks off everyone!! No other newsprint had anything as powerful, emotional, and ORIGINAL as The Paper! Who knew that CHILDREN served and died in the U. S. Military?!! No major newspaper, television, or newscast knew this -and The Paper SCOOPED them all. Lyle, you're a bloody genius in going with your Big Hitter (Friedrich Gomez) to knock one out of the ballpark! My cousin showed his boss at the Newark Star Ledger newspaper in New Jersey your online story and he said: #@&*! Why the hell didn't we cover this angle?! “ You're the Talk of the Town, Lyle! Now strut your stuff on Father's Day cause we know you won't let us menfolk down! Our wives laughed and loved their Mother's Day cover story so now we men expect to steal !! Love ya, Mate.

We Irish have a saying fer you: "May you be at the gates of Heaven an hour before the devil even knows you died!"

/s/ Patrick Flannigan and his big Irish clan, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido.

The Grand Canyon

By Sam Lowe

On May 19, 1969, I stood in the front yard of my home in Jamestown, North Dakota, and confronted the remains of a lateseason blizzard. With shovel in hand and cold-induced shivers cascading through my entire being, a well-rehearsed litany of curses emerged from my frosted lips as I went into battle against the foot of snow that had plopped down the previous evening. But then, as I swore and shoveled and shoveled and swore in rhythmic fashion, a strange calm came upon me with the realization that life is too short to let myself be permanently attached to a hand-operated snowremoval device. So I finished clearing the driveway, went into the house, and began perusing my collection of Arizona Highways magazines.

And as I gazed upon the splendor of snowless sunsets, the magnificence of 80-degree winter temperatures, and the glories of green cactus standing erect as sentinels guarding green winter lawns, it occurred to me that there was nothing major stopping me from moving there. There would be, of course, some minor details. Finding a new job. Moving costs. Selling my house, my long underwear, my parka and the snow shovel. But I did it anyway.

By September of 1969, I was living in Arizona. It was not an easy transition, but I bought short-sleeved work shirts, sold my fur-lined pajamas to a guy from Flagstaff, and didn't shovel even one ounce of snow.

And as I basked in all this, I remembered those many times I had conjured up my personal vision of hell, not as a place of eternal fire and brimstone, but as a remote frozen location where the temperatures never got above thirty below zero, where it snowed every day, where the wind whipped out of the northwest at forty miles per hour, and where chapped lips and runny noses were part of the dress code.

So I made the adjustment and began an extended love affair with my new surroundings. But about a year later, a fellow transplant and I decided that we weren't true Arizonans until we hiked the Grand

Canyon. It was, we told each other, a brilliant idea, fraught with just enough peril to make it exciting, but not dangerous enough to dissuade us from becoming adventurers. We selected a September weekend and formulated a training program that consisted basically of hoisting ourselves onto bar stools and staying there until the call of nature became intolerable. This, we assumed, would give us the staying power required to reach the canyon's lowest point.

On the morning of what we dubbed “the Great Descent,” we launched ourselves into the depths on the Bright Angel Trail. Both brave and stalwart, we took the initial steps with the unbridled glee that normally precedes a mission of this magnitude. During the first hour, we viewed landscapes neither of us had ever dreamed existed, even though we were both avid Arizona Highways fans. The magazine's photographs were great, but seeing the canyon walls in person superseded anything ever published. Our pace was steady, our joy was uncontained. And our exuberance reached untold heights when, four hours after our departure, we reached the Colorado River. We abandoned our usual adult behavior and splashed in the water as children might do during their first encounter with a plastic wading pool. It was glorious. It was probably the most fun we'd ever had with all our clothes on. Then we rested. After all, we had just hiked eleven miles, stopping only to gawk, point, gush, pontificate, gape, and gaze in drop-jaw wonder at the beauty we had seen. The trip had been rather hard; there were no flat spots along the trail, so every step was a downward step. That strained our thighs which, due to our training regimen, were more accustomed to flatland bathroom soirees than downhill junkets through the wilderness. Shortly after noon, however, we arose to begin the second half of what we were now calling “the Conquering of the Canyon.” Our plan was to make it to Indian Wells, a campground about halfway between the Canyon rim and the river. Since we had maneuvered the eleven miles to the bottom with no problem, we figured an uphill hike of half that distance would be rela-

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THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE 21ST CENTURY The difference between theoretical speculation and reality is the very DEFINITION OF GOD as the NON-LOCAL TOTALITY of an ANTI DE SITTER

SPACE-TIME whose CYCLE ENDS after 88.088 Billion Light Years, thus FULFILLING Revelation 21:6: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.' The following four summary papers explaining this reality in detail are available on Sean Sheeter's Facebook homepage. In "Towards The Most Memorable Christmas In History" I explain why an AdS cosmology can only be understood via Prophesy, after prophesying myself about Jesus's rebirth on Christmas day in the year 2100 and coming out on his 22nd birthday as Christ the Messiah, thereby fulfilling the last book of the Bible, Revelation 22. In "My Christmas Letter to Errol Morris" I tear apart a ludicrous theoretical speculation by Roger Penrose that one can see complete Hawking Black Hole Evaporation from a Previous universe in this one, which doesn't happen until the complete AdS cycle ends after 88.088 billion light years. After giving a little personal history about my late partner A.J. Meyer and myself and our respective interactions with the Godfather of Gravitational wisdom, John Wheeler, I go on to destroy the predominate cosmological idea that the expansion of space itself is accelerating. The Complete 3-21-21 Definition of GOD as an Anti de Sitter Cosmology goes on to demolish that idea in more detail with regard to the final fact that the Big Bang's White Hole Ended the Inflation Era after having truly accelerated to a power of 10 to the 20th order Faster than light speed after Creation. Cosmological Page Time expands on the fact that this White Hole's effective plank scaled Spatial Horizon is presently some 13.77x2 billion light years in diameter and is Expanding at light speed as Carried through the 4th Dimension by a Primordial Gravitational Wave whose massless Gravitons are quantized at a reciprocal planck scale. This is a paid advertisement that does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The Paper but represent the views of the client. For additional information you are referred to Sean Sheeter’s website at:

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The Grand Old Personality Cult of the Antichrist In the the first paragraph of the above paper titled “Towards The Most Memorable Christmas In History,” I allude to an unsettling whole set of prophesies, most of which have already been fulfilled. But I only learned about what I like to call the Grand Old Personality Cult of the Antichrist (GOPCA, ya don't spell it, ya say it, it's a new Word lol!) two days after the election. But I also happen to know that present President Joe Biden already knew all about these prophesies I only learned about on 11-5-20. Which only biblically confirmed my suspicions about that Fascist Former Guy, as I've known for 20 years now that I'm the one who is destined to expose Revelation 11:7's "beast from the bottomless pit" to the light of the world. Whereby six months from now one of his many GOPCA 'beast worshipers' will "ascendeth out of the bottomless pit" to successfully kill me. If one scrolls down under the latter sections of My Templeton Foundation Grant Proposal on Sean Sheeter's Facebook page one can read a paper titled “Me Versus The Antichrist” which I wrote as the second section of “My Defense” meant to be read as a part of a Federal Court case being brought against me in San Diego.

Now the most damning proof in Benjamin L. Corey's set of prophesies is this Corey paste: The Antichrist will worship the god of border walls. For real. The Bible actually says that. Proof from Daniel 11:37-38 -“He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god no one will have heard of before: the god of fortresses. And he will worship this god with a lot of money.” This is a paid advertisement that does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The Paper but represent the views of the client. For additional information you are referred to Sean Sheeter’s website at: 241mumbers.com


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PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT Help! eBay mistakenly sent my package to Florida

Wandra Harmsen's eBay order gets sent to Florida by mistake. Can she get a refund for the $387 she spent?

Q: I ordered food products two times from eBay recently. But something went wrong with my third order. eBay sent it to an unknown address in Florida, and I didn't catch it in time. Even after I realized what was going on, I couldn't stop the order from being delivered to the address. I don't know where the address came from. The seller blames eBay, eBay blames the seller. They keep saying the same thing over and over. I would like to be reimbursed for $387, the cost of the last order. Can you help me? -- Wandra Harmsen, Buzzards Bay, Mass.

A: This is such a strange case. Who sent your package to a mysterious Florida address? And why did you have to pay for it? I have a resolution but I don't have a full explanation. Before we get there, let's take a look at your rights when you order something through eBay. The company's <a href="https://www.ebay.com/help/p olicies/ebay-money-back-guarantee-policy/ebay-money-back-guarantee-policy?id=4210">Money Back Guarantee</a> says if the item you ordered didn't arrive, is faulty or damaged, or doesn't match the listing, you'll get your money back. Your package didn't arrive. Case closed, right? Wrong. The package did arrive at the address given by the seller. It was just the wrong address. And no one can seem to figure out how that incorrect address got on your package. Did someone hack into your eBay account? Was the address autofilled from your browser? Did the seller make a clerical error? Or did eBay do something to reroute your package to the wrong state? It's unclear, and even after investigating this, no one has come forward to own up to the mislabeling. How it happened remains a mystery

It looks like you tried to resolve the problem through normal channels, by initiating a chat with eBay. Although a representative promised to look into this, you didn't hear back from anyone. Remember, I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/ebay-customer-service-contacts/">eBay executives</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You could have also reached out to one of them to appeal your case. I contacted eBay on your behalf. The company refunded your $387, but did not offer any details on the address switch.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott

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Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help

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TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Why is it taking so long for my Overseas Adventure Travel refund?

After Overseas Adventure Travel cancels Sandy Hain's Morocco tour, it offers a credit. He wants a refund. Is the company required to return his money?

Q: I'd like some advice for obtaining a refund for a trip to Morocco my wife and I booked with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). We originally scheduled for April of 2020. OAT canceled the trip in March 2020. At that time, OAT offered either a full refund or incentives to rebook the trip or opt for other future trips. We had until May 1 to decide.

But before May 1, we asked about a refund, and a representative told us that was no longer an option. OAT booked us on a future trip instead. I recently read that Overseas Adventure Travel was required to honor my request for a refund under Massachusetts law. I contacted OAT late last year and again asked for a refund. A representative told me it would take 30 to 90 days. I called them in January and a representative told me it would take 30 to 90 business days. I've reviewed the Massachusetts Travel Seller law and saw that refunds should be made within 30 days. OAT has been a fantastic company for the past two tours we have taken with them, but now I am worried our $9,864 they agreed to refund will disappear. Any advice or efforts on your part are greatly appreciated. -- Sandy Hain, Palo Alto, Calif. A: You're absolutely correct that the Massachusetts Travel Seller law (940 Mass. Reg. 15.06) requires a full refund. And since Overseas Adventure Travel is based in Boston, it must return your money. Its May 1 deadline is irrelevant.

I'm dealing with a lot of Overseas Adventure Travel cases at the moment. It seems the company strongly encouraged customers to accept a credit -- maybe a little too

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Germany’s Great Escape Artist

During World War II, Adalbert “Bert” Messerschmitt “was a “great escape artist.” He began his life-preservation exploits on the Russian Front in 1941. Some years ago the wife of Messerschmitt called me and asked if I’d be interested in talking with her husband … a former member of the German army during. They lived in Oceanside and I couldn’t get out to their house fast enough. Born in 1921 in northern Bavaria, Germany, Messerschmitt was the son of a forester. In 1937, he had to serve a year of national service on the Siegfried Line along the western German border with France, then in 1939, he was drafted into the Wehrmacht (German armed forces).

About that name, Messerschmitt. He was the grand-nephew of famed aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt, who designed the core inventory of Hitler’s Luftwaffe, including the ME109 fighter and later the world’s first operational fighter jet, the ME-262. “I didn’t know it at the time, but in December 1941, Uncle Willy arranged to have me pulled out of the fighting in the Ukraine and sent to fighter-pilot school. When I found out, it made me mad and I got a transfer back to my old army unit,” Bert recalled. This was a time when Germany was fighting the Russians in Chechnya.

“The Chechnyans hated the Russians, so they were pretty friendly to us Germans,” recalling his time serving in Chechnya.

Messerschmitt was wounded during a battle in the Caucasus Mountains in the south of Chechnya and simultaneously came down with malaria. His next experience was somewhere between a miracle and the “Twilight Zone.”

In Chechnya Messerschmitt was befriended by a local family when he came down with malaria. He became infatuated with the family’s beautiful young daughter, Vera. Bert was visiting one evening when a Russian scout plane flew low over their village. “We all took cover, except for Vera,” he recalled. “She just laughed and told me it was her brother, a reconnaissance pilot for the Russians. He flew low over the village each night to check on the family. Messerschmitt came down with malaria and fell into a coma when he got worse. “I needed to get to a German hospital some one hundred miles to the north in Rostov,” Bert recalled. “When I woke up several days later, I was at that very hospital.”

No one knew how he got there, only that he was found wandering around on the road near the hospital. “I could never prove it, but I figured Vera’s brother flew me there in his Russian scout plane, landed on the road, and dropped me off. It’s a wild, crazy story, but there it is.”

When he recovered, he went back to the fighting and was soon captured by the Russians. Again, his captivity was short-lived. “I was with about 20 other German soldiers being kept by the Russians to shuttle ammunition to their lines,” he recalled.

On the third day, a German Stuka dive-bomber began strafing and the two Russian guards dived for cover. Messerschmitt escaped down a drainage ditch, hiding inside a culvert. He packed mud to cover the opening and waited until dark. Back again with the German army he was sent to France. On Oct. 21, 1944, he was captured yet again, this time by the U.S. 7th Army. He remained a POW until Feb. 15, 1946, nearly a year after the war was over. “The Americans said we could go home, but we were marched out of the camp near Dijon, (France) across the road to a French POW camp.” Bert said he spent the next several months cutting firewood.

“The war had been over for more than a year. I just wanted to go home.”

It was July 14, 1946, the French celebration of Bastille Day. Messerschmitt knew the guards would be drinking so if he was going to escape that would be his opportunity. Messerschmitt and three other German soldiers slipped through the barbed wire fencing and escaped into the nearby forest. They traveled north for 13 nights eventually crossing the German border.

When he and a comrade were within a few miles of Messerschmitt’s hometown in Bavaria, they were nearly caught again; this time in a train station. They joined two girls in the waiting room sitting at this long table. Two French soldiers were nearby having a beer. Suddenly two American MPs started checking papers. One of the girls noticed the two escapees were getting nervous and asked what was wrong. “When I told them, one girl motioned to hide beneath their wide skirts under the table. The MPs never saw us.” Messerschmitt accomplished his last escape and was home within an hour.

In 1948, Messerschmitt joined the U.S. Army, and rose to master sergeant. Then in 1953, he and wife, Rita, immigrated to the United States. “During the war, I was a loyal German soldier, but since coming to this country I’m every bit an American and very proud of it!” Perhaps a story perfect for Hollywood … at least one for the history books.


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5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

COVID-19 Relief

The Federal Government has allocated over $300 million to San Diego County, for COVID-19 recovery efforts. Each Supervisor has submitted their plans to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for how they would like the money to be used. The CAO will then take all the requests and the Board will vote on the allocation of dollars on Tuesday, June 8th. Some of my requests include helping our restaurants, assisting our first responders and military families and mental health services for kids.

The Dine-Out and Help-Out program is the perfect program to bring people together and help our restaurants, who are still struggling. Customers would receive 50% off their bill, with up to $10 off per person. The restaurants then would submit their receipts to the County in order to be reimbursed the full price of the meal. The discounts would be available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, typically slower days for restaurants. I have proposed to our Chief Administrative Officer that we implement the Dine-Out to HelpOut program by using $50 million

Some Good News

of COVID-19 recovery funds.

The Appropriations Committee can be a place where good bills go to die. But despite its reputation, some important legislation made it through Appropriations before the May 21st deadline.

Another request is $40 million for first responder and military families who have been financially affected by COVID-19. Many first responders and military spouses or family members have lost jobs or have had to miss work while helping their kids with schoolwork. This program would provide up to three months of past due rent or mortgage payments per household, with a maximum of $6,000 per household for military and first responder families.

That includes two of my bills, AB 653, which creates a grant for substance use treatments in county jails and for those on supervised parole, and AB 22, a bill I jointly authored to phase in Transitional Kindergarten eligibility for all four-year-olds. Another important education bill, AB 498 (Quirk-Silva) establishes a program to increase the number of teachers trained to instruct students in computer science.

These are a few of my priorities. I will keep you updated with the progress and tell you about a few other initiatives next week.

Significant fire prevention legislation is also moving. AB 267 (Valladares), which extends the sunset date on CEQA exemptions for fuel reduction projects on federal lands, and AB 431 (Patterson), to extend the sunset date for defensible space exemptions around habitable structures, have both passed the Appropriations Committee and the full Assembly. AB 579 (Flora), authorizes Cal Fire to purchase protective equipment from either the California Prison Industry Authority or private entities based on department needs and product quality, and AB 1103 (Dahle), creates a

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

A friend took her dog to the parlor for a haircut, and asked what it would cost. Being told that it would cost her 60 bucks, she was shocked, "I only pay 50 bucks for my own haircut," she said with disdain. "But you don't bite, do you?" the groomer quickly replied. •••• My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for fourty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions." ~ Elayne Boosler God noticed Adam was despondent. So the Lord God said, "Adam, come over here and sit down!". And Adam did so.

"Adam," spoke the Creator, "I see your countenance is fallen and you seem to feel rotten and lonely." Adam said nothing in response.

"So," continued the Lord, "I am going to create an alternate person who will be with you!" Adam just looked puzzled but interested.

"This person," said the Lord, "will take all the raw and tasteless food that you are currently ruining and will prepare wonderful, spicy, and tasty dishes."

Adam looked grateful. "This person," said the Lord, "will be beautiful to behold and graceful and interesting to watch as she walks." Adam looked thoughtful.

"This person," emphasized the Lord, "will be able to satisfy all those dreams that you currently are having!" Adam really looked relieved.

"And, lastly," said the Lord, "She will obey your every whim, desire and order with cheerfulness."

Adam was really impressed and finally spoke. "O.K., Lord, but what is this going to cost me?"

"An arm and a leg," said the Almighty. "Well," Adam then said, "What can I get for a rib?" •••• “It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up." ~ Muhammed Ali THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. •••• Talk about the high cost of real estate! The other day I went to a phone booth and called an agent to ask what could I get for $500 a

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month. He told me I was standing in it." ~ Jonathan Winters •••• An appendix is something found in the back of a book. Sometimes they get in people and have to be taken out. •••• The Department of Agriculture declared that supermarkets can no longer call cold chicken "fresh." Says Steve Voldseth, "Now, if they could just keep the airlines from calling it an in-flight meal." •••• First lady: "My son just received his B.A." 2nd lady: "I suppose now he will be looking for his PhD?"

First lady: "Well, I'm kind of hoping its just for a J.O.B." •••• ~ The trouble with some self-made men is that they worship their creator. •••• I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing... If I had any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place... •••• Some see the cup as half full, others see it as half empty. I just see it as one more thing I have to wash. "I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave it up. They have no holidays." ~ Henny Youngman, 1980 •••• If tin whistles are made out of tin, what do they make fog horns out of? •••• "Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective." ~ P. J. O'Rourke A Lutheran minister is driving down to New York to see the radio show and he's stopped in Connecticut for speeding. The state trooper smells alcohol on his breath and then he sees an empty wine bottle on the floor, and he says, "Sir, have you been drinking?" And the minister says, "Just water." The sheriff says, "Then why do I smell wine?"

And the minister looks down at the bottle and says, "Good Lord, He's done it again!" •••• "I was on a date recently, and the guy took me horsebackriding. That was kind of fun, until we ran out of quarters." - Susie Loucks "I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog." - Wendy

A bus driver is conducting a tour of famous Civil War battle sites. "Here," he points out at one spot, "is where the Southern troops routed a whole regiment of Yankees and

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The Pastor Says...

Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Love, What Is It?

June is the month when Cupid shoots his mythical arrows into the hearts of the opposite sex and sets off romance and love. However, the question remains, what is love? Webster defines it as “to be fond of, desire, a deep and tender affection fore or attachment of devotion to a person or persons, etc. There is much more, but this is the essence. It is the one force which makes the heart grow fonder that often goes beyond reason. It leads to familiarity, fondness, hugging, kissing, togetherness, touching, and sex. There are times when it provokes jealousy, deceit, lying, anger, and even murder.

So what is love and what creates it? There is the religious community that believes it comes from God. The Bible says “God is love.” If we are to truly love, we have to imitate Him. Others say it is something we grow into over time together. I

Pet Parade

This is Brownie! Brownie is a wonderful guinea pig, looking for a home to call his own. With patience and socialization, he will be a wonderful piggy companion! Brownie will need a large enclosure and plenty of time outside of the cage, which will be great for bonding with him! Brownie loves to eat Timothy hay (and should be provided an unlimited amount), pellets and f r e s h g r e e n s every day. He will also need his Vitamin C supplemented, as guinea pigs do not produce their own - bell peppers are a good source! Brownie is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making him part of your family, please make an appointment online at sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-2997012. https://adopt.adopets.com/pet/2914a2 90-495b-4bc6-af15-497878c27e0a

have known many who wish they could love but for some reason cannot. Some claim to have fallen in love. Yet, this doesn’t always remain, because they also fall out of love. Then there is the experience of “love at first sight.” This often happens to people who are in love with movie stars or super athletes. They can become consumed with this love passion. Love doesn’t seem to be partial as to who experiences it. We have Anthony and Cleopatra and Hitler and Eva Braun. They loved even in suicide. Is love forever, as it is often stated in a marriage vow until death we do part? Indeed, does it even transcend this earthly realm,, such as is taught in some religions? Who really knows? Jesus said there was no marriage in the afterlife.

We go back to the question, what really is love? Is it only a feeling, a biological chemical output that identifies with those who have the same make up, a learned and cultural expectation, which somehow affects us in our childhood? Some long tenured marriages say it is a commitment, trust, honesty, vulnerability, sharing and caring – all expressions of behavior. Ultimately, it is dependence on God to give us the strength and wisdom to live these virtues. So Cupid, shoot those arrows and let us love. You are invited to call Dial-aPrayer 760-746 6611 for inspiration and Youtube at Richard Huls, Walking With God In The Garden.

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Border Collies need lots of physical and mental stimulation. Tipperary was a stray dog when she was picked up in the Imperial Valley. She went to a shelter then she was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program.

The $145 adoption fee for Tipperary includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a oneyear license if the adopter lives in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane S o c i e t y ’s Department of Animal Services. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to www.SDpets.org or call 760-753-6413.

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Reflecting on Bike Anywhere Week

San Marcos’ Parks & Recreation Youth Commission invited residents to celebrate SANDAG’s Bike Anywhere Week from May 16-22. In collaboration with City staff, the Parks & Recreation Youth Commission shared striking statistics on the benefits of biking for both your health and the environment.

Here are a few impressive statistics: Biking or walking at least 20 minutes per day can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes by 14%. • If commutes by biking or walking increased from 12% to 15%, we would experience 3.8 billion gallons of fuel savings. • Wearing a helmet while biking decreases the risk of a head or brain injury by roughly 60%. The 2021 Bike Anywhere Week was a success, so let’s keep that momentum going! San Marcos offers many routes to travel via alternative transportation. The City of San Marcos’ 63-mile trail network is perfect for cycling, hiking, running and more! To learn more about parks and trails in our community, visit www.sanmarcos.net/play. •

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Docume nt Shreddi ng event on Saturda y, June 12.

The event is free to Vista residents and provides the opportunity to safely dispose of confidential paperwork.

The event takes place from 9 am to noon at the Vista Civic Center, located at 200 Civic Center Drive. Residents can also dispose of electronic waste, such as old computer and TV monitors, printers and scanners, cell phones, laptops, radios, and other computer components. Missed the event?

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

When you read this, the Memorial Day weekend will have just finished. The unofficial start of summer has begun. For those nonnative Californians who grew up with four seasons, they know the symbolism of this weekend with all of its events beyond its name. Even living in Southern California for almost 30 years, it is still a big deal weekend for me.

But as a veteran and now getting older, the “Memorial” part of the weekend has taken on a stronger meaning. I guess with age I’m getting more philosophical. Or perhaps I recognize how great the sacrifice was that these men and women made. All the good things that we experienced in our lives they lost. The love in a marriage, the wonder of a first child, the strength of long friendship, the excitement getting a promotion, fun vacations, watching exciting games, etc. were all lost to them. And they made this sacrifice willingly and for us. When I think of our country and recognize that it is not perfect, I still feel an enormous sense of pride that we can produce generation after generation men and women who were willing to give their all. I hope you do too. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

News from Pala Casino

Pala Casino just continues to add to its reputation as a top venue for great entertainment!

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Year round, residents can take their household hazardous waste and old electronics to the Vista facility located at 1145 E. Taylor Street each Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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another valley where we captured a thousand Union soldiers." A tourist says, "Didn't the North ever win a battle?" "Yes ma'am. But not while I'm driving this bus." •••• An applicant was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, "Have you ever been arrested?" he wrote, "No."

The next question, intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the previous question, was "Why?"

The applicant answered it anyway: "Never got caught." •••• I find that ducks' opinion of me is greatly influenced by whether or not I have bread. An American attorney had just finished a guest lecture at a law school in Italy when an Italian lawyer approached him and asked, "Is it

true that a person can fall down on a sidewalk in your country and then sue the landowners for lots of money?"

Told that it was true, the lawyer turned to his partner and started speaking rapidly in Italian. When they stopped, the American attorney asked if they wanted to go to America to practice law.

"No, no," one replied. "We want to go to America and fall down on sidewalks." •••• The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. •••• Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. •••• If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2? The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.

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Global semiconductor shortage hitting consumer wallets

Cars and computers are two products particularly hard hit by the worldwide semiconductor shortage. There are many and varied reasons and opinions as to the cause and who to blame, but all agree that the crisis is real. Want to know more? Just Google “global semiconductor shortage”. In May the average price of a new car rolled past $40,000 and the average price for a used car topped $25,000. Both figures were historic records. Retail and wholesale PC prices are exploding as components like memory, CPU and graphic chips are increasingly in short supply. Refurbished PCs,

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especially the high quality “commercial grade refurbs,” are in high demand as supply constraints and price increases restrict new computer sales. Many corporations, governments and schools that are the main source of high quality “commercial grade refurbs” are being forced to hold on to their existing PC longer The resulting shortage of “commercial” trade-ins affects the availability of “refurbable” commercial grade computers and is beginning to push “refurb” prices ever higher. Industry experts expect semiconductor shortages and rising prices at least through mid 2022. Most of us watch our spending pretty close these days. Whether for business or personal use, we want to make cost effective decisions. With cars, we can’t help you decide whether it’s best to lease, buy, new, used, gas, diesel, hybrid or all-electric. With cars, you’re on your own. But when it comes to computers, we are your new “BFF.” We can look at your old computer and tell you its limitations, whether it can be upgraded and what the effects and cost of the upgrade would be. We can show you our large inventory of refurbished desk tops, towers, notebooks, All-in-Ones and Micros. We can relate your particular needs and usage patterns to hardware that best meets those needs. A four year old “commercial refurb” is typically half the price and twice the quality of a brand new retail PC. If your old PC cannot be upgraded to meet your needs, you may want to trade it in on something that will. We can nearly

The Appraiser’s Corner Record Players

Ask anyone under the age of 30 if they have ever heard records being played from a record player and you might get a blank stare. Okay, you might want to give them the benefit of the doubt, and use names such as “turntables”, “record changers” or “decks”, but the reaction will probably be the same. So, what about these so-called “record players”?

Well, record players, and by the way, they used to be called gramophones or phonographs, were first invented in the 1870s. Not surprisingly, the inventor of the machine was none other than Thomas Edison. The same man from Menlo Park, California who invented the light bulb as we know it, invented the phonograph. Americans of all ages don’t really know how thankful they should be to him. Edison invented it in 1877, in which he learned heavily on research done more than twenty years earlier by Edouard Leon Scott de Martinville. Soon after Edison’s invention, none other than Alexander Graham Bell improved on the phonograph. Yes, that same Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone. These inventors sure have a way of spreading the wealth around!

By the late 19th century, the

phonograph, or gramophone, had become widely accepted across the country, and improvements on the machine were common. This invention would change how sound and music were perceived. In the past music had to be heard at a live performance, and obviously, was not easily accessible. With the new device, a record player, a person could listen to his favorite music wherever and whenever he wanted. A real beneficiary of the record player was the producer of the music, as well as everyone else involved in its production.

The word itself “phonograph” was first used, but various names have been used through the years since the Edison days. For the record, so to speak, Edison record onto a tinfoil sheet wrapped around a cylinder through an up-down motion of the stylus. In 1889, however, Emile Berliner developed a disc coated with a compound of beeswax and benzine to record sound through a spiral motion of the stylus. That design worked better.

By the end of the 19th century almost all major American cities had “phonograph parlors”, where a person could listen to music from a machine similar to a modern day jukebox. In 1890 a process was invented to make duplicate, massproduced copies of a phonograph record, which allowed the “phono-

always build or custom configure a system to exactly fit your requirements no matter how unusual the requirement might be.

If, after carefully weighing all of your options, you decide to pop over to Best Buy or Costco and buy one of their overpriced “retail PCs”, new or refurbished, we can only shake our heads sadly and apologize to you for our failure to appeal to your common sense. We’ll try to do better next time. Today the World is awash in “information.” It no longer pays even to try to stay current with all technolo-

graph parlors” to thrive.

However, it was in 1940 that vinyl was introduced as the recording material, allowing for more room for recording. For example, a long play vinyl record could contain an entire symphony. By the 1960s almost all American households had record players.

The record player was used widely until the 1980s when the eight-track player, and the less expensive cassette player were introduced. The record player was on its way out. Soon, the adoption of CDs as a way to record music was developed, which was a further blow to the record player. However, record players are still used today despite the popularity of digital music. To some, record players offer greater fidelity and sound quality. Of course, to collectors, record players have never gone away.

Just a few examples to prove that point. In a 2008 Heritage Auction, a vintage Victor phonograph, owned by the gospel singer J.D. Sumner, dated 1902, sold for nearly $900.

An Elvis Presley “Autograph Model” Portable Manual Record Player from 1956 was sold at auction for $1625. However, in July 2012 a vintage Beatles record player from 1964, one of only 5000 produced, went

gy. You simply can’t do it. It’s a full time job just to stay current with computer and smart phone technology, just ask radio’s Leo LaPort or our own “Derek the Great”. You have neither the time nor the need to dedicate a sizable chunk of your life absorbing PC and smart phone technology that you will never use. But it is important that you understand that portion of the available technology you actually do use. You need help from someone you can trust and that’s where we can be useful. We can help you “cut to the chase” and focus on what you actually need to know in order to make informed computer decisions. After all we are your new “BFF.”

for $4000. This Beatles phonograph was in working order, and has a picture of the group on the top and inside lid. It is indeed a rarity today and a real nice addition to any Beatles collection. Even though record players are not in many households today, they have served an important role in American history.

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


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to make breathing adjustments. By the end of the first mile, we were hiking for five minutes and resting for fifteen. By the end of the second tively easy. mile, we had abandoned all pretense of sticking to our original plan and We were wrong. resumed walking only when the stuff stopped dribbling out of our The sun had long since disappeared noses. over the canyon walls when we arrived at Indian Wells. We were no The spectacular formations that had longer walking. We were stagger- amazed us the previous day were ing. We were also gasping, reeling now cruel and heartless trolls blockand puffing. The fresh canyon air ing our way; yesterday's breathtakhad found its way into our gear, ingly magnificent scenery convertmultiplying its weight by a factor of ed itself into a series of endless barsixteen-squared. The original pain riers keeping us from the beer. in our thighs had sent out runners When we stopped to rest, we barely that found their way into our calves, glanced at our surroundings, instead legs, ankles, feet, buttocks, upper concentrating on how many steps bodies, shoulders and nose hairs. were in a mile when each step Every step was a direct connection measured less than six inches and to agony. We flopped to the ground took twelve seconds to execute. At and lay there, two unkempt blobs of one point, we looked for something humanity, so tired we didn't even sharp so we could cut our fingers bother to brush our teeth, reduce our and make a blood oath that neither supply of Twinkies, wash the grime of us would ever laugh about this from our beleaguered faces, or say and say it had been fun. our evening prayers despite the obvious need for them because we But we finally made it. It had taken still had more than five miles to go us more than eight hours to walk the the next morning. five-plus miles from Indian Wells. We had relied on the image of cold Dawn arrived. We still had more beer to keep us going, and our faith than five miles to go. And every in the restorative powers of the inch of it was uphill. More than five amber liquid were well-founded. miles to go. All uphill. There were The first beer hardly touched our no flat spots on the way down so we lips as it raced down our gullets. By knew there wouldn't be any on the the end of the second, we were conway up. Five miles plus. Every step gratulating ourselves for completa journey into a garden of pain. ing what we were now calling “the Yesterday's aches had extrapolated; Magnificent Journey.” By the end overnight, they had grown into a of the third, we had forgiven the blend of agony, torture, unmitigated Canyon. discomfort, and unrelenting ouchies. Only the upper third of the nail on my left index finger didn't hurt.

And we still had more than five miles to go.

Now faced with the knowledge that perhaps our pre-trip training was less than sufficient, we established a new plan. We would walk for fifteen minutes then rest for five minutes. At that rate, we figured, we could distribute our energy evenly which would let our lungs take a break from all that gasping and wheezing. We bolstered ourselves by recalling that, more than five miles away, all uphill, a cooler filled with ice and beer awaited the two conquerors. We formed mental images of the first beer easing our aches, the second beer reducing the pain, the third beer slaking our thirst, and so on. But, we also had to remind ourselves, the beer was more than five miles away, sitting in a vehicle that was also more than five miles away.

And so we began. The first few steps, maybe seven or so, weren't bad. But then, yesterday's muscular disfigurements kicked in and they were angry at being ignored because we had neglected to bring a masseuse along. We walked for the first fifteen minutes, as planned, then rested for five minutes, then rested another five minutes just to make sure we had established the proper formula. The second fifteen minutes of climbing was shortened to ten minutes; the second fiveminute break was extended to ten minutes, plus another five minutes

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9006905 The name of the business: Hunsaker’s, located at 113 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92025.

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Jewel Collette, LLC 16880 Old Survey Rd. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is operated by Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Jeannette McBrearty, Managing Member. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/12/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, & 6/03/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009491 The name of the business: Elena French Crepes Cafe; Elena French Crepes Cafe and Coffee, located at 511 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Elena Vasilyevna & Hassan Elsharkawy 3675 Barnard Dr. #219 Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is operated by a married couple. First day of business 10/12/16 /s/ Elena Vasilyevna Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/10/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008942 The name of the business: Gypsealust, located at 1062 Bellingham Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Allyssa Mendoza Ramos 1062 Bellingham Drive Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business7/01/2015 /s/ Allyssa Mendoza Ramos Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/01/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009861 The name of the business: 101 Dog Trainer, located at 1832 Corte Amarillo, Oceanside, Ca. 92056.

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Mary Kay Snyder 1832 Corte Amarillo Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 5/17/21. /s/ Mary Kay Snyder Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/17/2021 5/20, 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007550 The name of the business: El Camino Landscaping, located at 688 Tilley Lane, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Ernesto Luis Rivera 688 Tilley Lane San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 01/02/1981. /s/ Ernesto Luis Rivera Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2021 5/20, 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009265 The name of the business: AAR Mymechanic Roadside Service, located at 1594 Avenida Guillermo, Oceanside, CA. 92056.

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Farhad Niavarani 1594 Avenida Guillermo Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Farhad Niavarani Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/07/2021 5/20, 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008406 The name of the business: Vanguard Solutions, located at 354 Benevente Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92057.

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Yarabit Ochoa 3772 San Ramon Drive #99 Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 2/8/21. /s/ Yarabit Ochoa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2021 5/20, 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008058 The name of the business: SD Hair Extensions Studio; Russian Gold Premium Hair Extensions; SD Demolition Service Co, located at 2151 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff by the Sea, CA., 92007 Registrant Information: Alena Sysoyev 4890 Lake Park Place Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 1/15/21 /s/Alena Sysoyev Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/23/2021 5/20 & 5/27, 6/3 & 6/10/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00011570-CU-PTCTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Stacy Marie Naccarato filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Stacy Marie Naccarato to Proposed name Lumin Rivera Naccarato THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: June 16, 2021 8:30a.m., Department 61 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR AT THE A BOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHED. The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Date Filed April 28, 2021. /s/ Anthony J. Campagna, Judge of the Superior Court 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/03/2021 ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

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

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

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

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9007994

The name of the business: Scissors

on State Street, located at 2958 State Street, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Yvonne Garcia Raney 1421 Grey Oaks Ct.

Oceanside, CA. 92056

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business 2/1/01 /s/ Yvonne Garcia Raney

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/22/2021

5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009002 The name of the business: Twin Oaks Naturals; Ironhedge, located at 285 Glendale Avenue, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Melinda Cole Klein 285 Glendale Avenue San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/15/2019. /s/ Melinda Cole Klein Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/04/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008082 The name of the business: Oceanside Photographics, located at 711 Mission Avenue Suite B, Oceanside, Ca. 92054. Registrant Information: Frederick Earl Gould 993-C S. Santa Fe Avenue Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 1/1/15. /s/ Frederick Earl Gould Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/24/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9008665 The name of the business: Shamrock Plastering, located at 210 Loquat Place, Oceanside, Ca. 92054 Registrant Information: Patrick Steven Dunn 2105 Loquat Pl. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/29/2021 /s/ Patrick Dunn Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/29/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009176 The name of the business: Splitting Hairs, located at 2055 Montiel Dr. #109, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: April Ann Cox 1651 S. Juniper #153 Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Aprll Ann Cox Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/05/2021 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 & 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9007379 The name of the business: Halcyon Properties, located at 928 Vist Village Drive, Vista, CA. 92084. Richard D. Ring, Jr. 9674 Welk View Drive EScondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business7/01/01 /s/Richard D. Ring, Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2021 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27,& 6/3/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009897 The name of the business: J. Leon Construction, located at 4785 N. River Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92057.

Registrant Information:

Javier Martinez Leon 4785 N. River Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/31/1998. /s/ Javier Martinez Leon Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/17/2021 5/27, 6/03, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010073 The name of the business: Monarca Nursery, located at 521 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081..

Registrant Information:

Guadalupe Lopez-Gonzalez 521 Mar Vista Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 11/01/20. /s/ Guadalupe Lopez-Gonzalez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/19/2021 5/27, 6/03, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010109 The name of the business: E&K Senior Referrals. located at 501 W. Broadway #800 San Diego, CA. 92101. Registrant Information: Berumen Enterprises, LLC 11067 Mountain Crest Dr. Moreno Valley, CA. 92557 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/Ema Luz-Berumen Trejo, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/20/2021 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9010282 The name of the business: Broderick Associates, located at 903 Springwood Lane, Encinitas, CA. 92024. Registrant Information: Treasure Cove Products, LLC 903 Springwood Lane, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company First day of business5/24/2021 /s/Denise Wells, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/24/2021 5/27, 6/04, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9008778 The name of the business: 760 Fine Cuisine; Seven Six Zero Fine Cuisine, located at 703 Karena Ct., Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Marco A. Cardoso 703 Karena Ct., Vista, Ca. 92083 & Jesus Zermeno 1280 Hacienda Dr. #E5 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is operated by a General Partnership First day of business 3/10/21. /s/Marco A Cardoso Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/30/2021 5/27, 6/, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010206 The name of the business: Connections Escrow, located at 5810 El Camino Real Ste D, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Ya Cali Holdings, Inc, 5810 El Camino Real, Ste. D Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 6/1/18. /s/ Yehya Safiedine, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/21/2021 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 & 6/17/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009679 The name of the business: CSR Marble and Granite, located at 429 Daisy Lane, Suite C, San Mrcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Jose Luis Mendoza Sanchez 14801 Fruitvale Rd. Valley Center, CA. 92087 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/13/2014. /s/ Jose Luis Mendoza Sanchez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/12/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009849 The name of the business: Oriental Oasis Massage, located at 1635 Lake San Marcos Dr. #106, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Shu Yin Li 31655 Presideio Hills Ln. Winchester, CA. 92596 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 5/17/2021. /s/ Shu Yin Li Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/17/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021

FICTITIOUS ORDER TO SHOWBUSINESS CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NAME STATEMENT 37-2021-00018649-CU-PT-CTL #2021-9010041 TO PERSONS: The ALL nameINTERESTED of the business: Austria Petitioner Nafize Sharifi filed a petition Manor, 1725 changing Tobacco with this located court for at a decree Road, Escondido, CA. 92026. names as follows: Present name: Registrant Information: Nafize Sharifi to Proposed name Nafize THE COURT KindnestSharifa. Living, Inc. ORDERS that allRoad persons interested in 1727 Tobacco this matter shall appear before this Escondido, CA. 92026 court at the hearing indicated below to This cause, business operated byfora show if any,is why the petition corporation. change of name should not be granted. Any objecting n/a.. to the name First person day of business changes described above must file a /s/ Bernadette R. Austria, President written objections that includes the reaFiled with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., sons for the objection at least two court County of San days before Clerk/Recorder the matter is scheduled to Diego on 5/19/2021 be heard and must appear at the hearing 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & the 6/24/2021 to show cause why petition should not be granted. If no written objection FICTITIOUS BUSINESS is timely filed, the court may grant the petitionNAME without aSTATEMENT hearing. #2021-9010291 NOTICE OF HEARING: The name the 2021 business: HH Date: June of17, 8:30a.m., Cards n 101. Toys, located at 748 Department Avenida Amigo, Ca. The address of the San courtMarcos, is: Central Division, 92069. Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, Diego, CA. 92101. RegistrantSan Information: APhuoc copy Vinh of theTrinh Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each 748 Avenida Amigo week four successive weeks prior to Samfor Marcos, CA. 92069 the date set for hearing on the petition This business is operated by an in the following newspaper of general individual. circulation, printed in this county: San First day of business 1/02/2021 Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, /s Phuoc Trinh 845 W. SanVinh Marcos Blvd, San MApril Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., 28, 2021. County A.Clerk/Recorder of San /s/Lorna Slksne Judge of the Diego on 5/24/2021 Superior Court 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 6/24/2021 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and& 5/27/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010501 The name of the business: Elevan Ten Garment Prints, located at 230 Holiday Way, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. Registrant Information: Leigh Dawkins 230 Holiday Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s Leigh Dawkins Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/26/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010149 The name of the business: Multimedia Presentation Group, located at 1320 Distribution Way, Ste A, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: T. F. Collette Companies, Inc. 1320 Distribution Way, Ste A. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 6/01/1989 /s T. Francis Collette, President/Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/20/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010388 The name of the business: TradeHausLA, located at 7490 Opportunity Road, Suite #2328, San Diego, Ca. 92111. Registrant Information: TradeHausLA, LLC 7490 Opportunity Road, Suite 2328 San Diego, CA. 92111 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s Serge Balassian, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/25/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010637 The name of the business: AmpUP Strength & Fitness, located at 4263 Ocanside Blvd., #103, Oceanside, Ca. 92058.. Registrant Information: Juan Carlos Cabrera 562 Olympic Way #B Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business5/20/21.. /s Juan Carlos Cabrera Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/27/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009816 The name of the business: The All Black Candle Company; All Black Candle Co., located at 512 Creeknettle Road, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Elizabeth F. Crawford 512 Creeknettle Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s Elizabeth F. Crawford Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/14/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009551 The name of the business: ProSource Restoration, located at 960 Lupine Hills Dr. #57, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information: Glenn, Robert, Wells 960 Lupine Hills Drive #57 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Glen Wells Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/10/2021 5/20, 5/27 6/3, & 6/10/2021

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