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Volume 50

June 4, 2020

- No. 22

By Friedrich Gomez

Famed American humorist, Will Rogers, often quipped: “I never had my Americanism doubted before. My mother and my father both were part Cherokee Indian. Of course my people didn’t come over on the Mayflower – but they were there to meet the folks when they landed.” Most everyone knows that vaudeville star, radio pioneer, newspaper columnist, and one of America’s top movies stars, Will Rogers, was of Native American extraction.

On that fact, alone, there is nothing The Paper - 760.747.7119


new under the sun.

But, few know that a myth-buster would have his hands full in clearing away unnecessary cobwebs of misinformation concerning the real Will Rogers.

EXPLODING A MYTH. Will Rogers (1879-1935), known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son,” was never a “rags-to-riches” story – although his life has often been, erroneously, reported that way by numerous newspapers, magazines, and television documentaries, all of which have played fast-and-loose with the

facts. Nevertheless, the Horatio Alger approach is irresistibly romantic at the expense of actual truth.

Despite reports to the contrary, Will Rogers was born to a wealthy and upscale Cherokee family at The Dog Iron Ranch, just 30 minutes from Oologah in Indian territory. “Oologah” is Cherokee for “dark cloud.” Amusingly, Will Rogers said he always told folks he was “from Claremore because no one but an Indian could pronounce Oologah.” NATIVE AMERICAN


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Although Will Rogers was only part Native American on both his parents’ side, he steadfastly identified with the Cherokee, as did his parents before him. He often said to great laughter, “I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty.” OKLAHOMA’S FAVORITE SON. Known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son,” Will Rogers’ fame during his lifetime made him one of the most beloved individuals in American history, to the point of becoming, in essence, “America’s Favorite Son,” a mantle which he humbly, but

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proudly, wore like an emperor’s crown. However, Will Rogers always cautioned against anyone, including himself, from acquiring a boastful ego. He always remained humble, and self-effacing. He was fond of saying: “If you get to thinking you’re a person of influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.”

THE COWBOY PHILOSOPHER. He answered to many affectionate American nicknames, such as the “Cowboy Philosopher,” wherein he would appear on stage dressed in simple western garb, widely chewing gum and skillfully using his rope like a lasso, all the while spinning yarns about life, homespun values, and the murky waters of politics. His remarks kept the field of play level, never allowing politicians to think themselves above the rest of the population. His political remarks were funny but they also served to deflate the egos of overly-pompous politicos and, by so doing, he elevated the common citizen in the process: “A senator got up today and called his fellow senators sons of wild jackasses. Now, if you think the senators were hot, imagine how the jackasses felt.” And yet, Will Rogers, the Cowboy Philosopher, never spared the rod on himself: “When I first started out to write and misspelled a few words, people said I was plain ignorant. But when I got all the words wrong, they declared I was a humorist.”

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

I stood waving at my neighbor this morning for at least 10 minutes --before I realized she was washing her windows. •••• My neighbor knocked on my door at 2:30 am this morning, can you believe that..... 2:30am?! Luckily for him I was still up playing my Bagpipes. •••• My girlfriend thinks that I'm a stalker. Well, she's not exactly my girlfriend yet. •••• I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the street!

At least I presume she was poor - she only had $1.20 in her purse. •••• I just took a leaflet out of my mailbox, informing me that I can have sex at 79. I'm so happy, because I live at number 71. So it's not too far to walk home afterwards. And it's the same side of the street.

“THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN.” Will Rogers had his finger on the pulse of Americans everywhere and often said out loud what they often felt deep inside. For the average citizen who harbored feelings of helplessness and suspicion regarding Big Government, Rogers handed them a club to swing: “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.” By so doing, Will Rogers became a voice for every American who, otherwise, felt helpless in making known their frustrations and anger towards politicians, in general. As one historian phrased it, Will Rogers became “The Voice of Everyman” – a voice for the average citizen who strongly identified with his simple but honest viewpoints, unfiltered and uncensored. He became a virtual mirror in which 127 million Americans could glimpse themselves: their aches, their pains, their hopes, their dreams, their need to seek refuge in laughter.

Will Rogers seemed never to disappoint. Rogers’ biting satirical wit was a dual-edged sword which could cause an entire nation of people to seriously pause and reflect upon themselves, then, as with any good therapy, still laugh out loud during the process: “Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.” He possessed the diplomatic magic

I don't even have to cross the road! •••• Answering machine message, "I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes." •••• Aspire to inspire before you expire. •••• My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine. •••• Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses. •••• Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. •••• The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere. •••• God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question. •••• I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one. •••• Every morning is the dawn of a new error. •••• "Warshing Clothes Recipe" -- imagine having a recipe for this! Years ago, an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe exactly as written. Found in an old scrapbook with spelling errors and all. WARSHING CLOTHES

Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water.

to make his audiences, simultaneously, turn inwardly in soul-searching reflection, and then laugh – all within the same sentence.

this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”

On political frustrations: “Have you noticed that no matter who we elect, he is just as bad as the one he replaces?”

One of his most enduring comedic quips remains a modern classic among politicians today on Capitol Hill – an “insider’s” joke – which never fails to register amusement, regardless how often it is told: “The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’”

For example, on the sensitive subject of religious beliefs, he said what many truly felt: “Spiritually, it’s important to forgive those who hurt you, but you don’t have to hang out with them.”

On success in life: “If you want to be successful it’s just this simple: Know what you’re doing. Love what you’re doing. Believe in what you’re doing.” On soothing the American ego’s feeling of detachment, ignorance, and alienation from sophisticated politics he wisely, but humorously, counseled: “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”

Will Rogers openly identified with simple, but proud, American values. He connected powerfully with common grassroots America, reflecting the noble frontier underpinnings prior to modernization: “A man who don’t love his horse, there is something the matter with him.”

On truth behind the curtain of diplomacy: “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.” On the scandalous mess by Big Government: “If stupidity got us into

Will Rogers was a “mixed bag’ in which everyone could find something to treasure. As The New York Times wrote: “Most important of all, he had the knack of translating into trenchant phrases the inchoate thoughts of masses of ‘average’ Americans.”

HIS DEATH TRAUMATIZES A NATION. Few human beings were so lovingly clasped to the bosom of Americans as was Will Rogers. Simply put, Will Rogers became one of the most loved individuals in the entire sweep of American history. It is virtually impossible for today’s generation to truly comprehend the impact he had in the era he occupied. Certainly, there were other famous Americans who were deeply loved but, realistically speaking, not by all people, creeds, and backgrounds. Will Rogers was an anomaly who cut a Paul Bunyan-wide swath; a seemingly mythical persona whose giant stride of popularity and accept-

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Paste this over your washer and dryer. The next time you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks. The first thing each morning, you should run and hug your washer and dryer. For non-Southerners - wrench means rinse. •••• TwoMinnesota mechanical engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walks by and asks what they were doing.

'We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole,' said Sven, 'but we don't have a ladder.” Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water. Sort things, make 3 piles -- 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water. Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass. Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. Turn tubs upside down. Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs. Brew cup of tea, sit, rock a spell, and count yore blessings. "Warshing" Clothes Recipe

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced, 'Eighteen feet, six inches,” and walked away. Ole shook his head and laughed. 'Ain't that just like a woman! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!'

Sven and Ole are currently working for the United States Government.


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- Oceanside Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp Registration is Open - Space is very limited, but we are excited to officially announce that we are opening for Summer camp beginning June 15th. The health and safety of every child, family, and staff member we serve is our number one priority. We can assure you that we are taking the necessary precautions outlined by the Govertnor, local County officials and the CDC.

Fun in the Sun Summer Camp runs from June 15th through August 12th, with Culinary Arts, Performing Arts, Sports, Adventures, Friendships, and STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Cost is $95/week. There are Camp themes for each week. Snack and lunch provided. Masks are required for all campers. Space is limited. Pre-Registration Requirements:

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ance effortlessly crossed all demographics. He was the needle who popped the balloon of pomposity; the court jester who danced with great immunity in pointing out that the emperor was, indeed, without apparel; the Biblical David who slew Big Government with arrows of ridicule; the People’s Champion who, in many ways, set the common folk free -- to freely laugh at political giants; dare to chastise hypocrisy; and truly realize that politicians can be fired at the polls.

When Will Rogers perished in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, an entire nation of Americans were instantly plunged into deep, dark mourning. Many wept openly in the streets. A part of “Everyman” had just died.

Newspaper headlines proclaimed: “A NATION MOURNS,” and historians stated it as: “The greatest outpouring of genuine affection since Lincoln passed away.”

NBC and CBS radio went completely off the air for over half-an-hour in mourning his loss. Theatres across our Great Land darkened their big screens in a most rare tribute to his death. Stunned audiences across the United States sat and wept in darkened movie houses as the silver screen remained dark for over 30 minutes in a gesture of mourning; strangers often hugging strangers as if a common family member had just

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Applications will only be accepted in person at our Townsite location at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054 For the health and safety of our staff and each other, we ask that everyone arrives wearing a mask and practices social distancing. Please remain in your vehicle and you will receive a number from a BGCO staff Please remain in your vehicle to fill out paperwork and we will take all applications in numerical order. Camp forms are available online to fill out beforehand. Camp forms will also be available to fill out in person. Please remember that space is very limited and we are accepting all campers on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, contact 760.433.8920 or email

"The Longer You Wait"; A Live Online ZOOM Reading - On Saturday, June 6th, at 7pm, you are invited to a live online ZOOM Reading of "The Longer You Wait" by Paul Coates, coproduced by Oceanside Theatre Company (at the historic Brooks Theatre) and Scripps Ranch Theatre. The audience will log in from the comfort of their home any time after 6:30pm. The performance will start at 7pm. This is a 'pay what you can' event. The event will be hosted on the ZOOM platform. All proceeds will support the performers, SRT & OTC. For updated access information, visit "The Longer You Wait" by Paul Coates; The cast includes Kenny


Will Rogers was no ordinary man. His celebrity never set him apart from everyone else. He grew like a second skin; became a part of America’s lifestyle; and rose like the sunrise to greet them in their daily lives: over 40 million people (almost 1/3 of America’s total population at the time), woke up to read his “Daily Telegrams,” published by The New York Times, which in turn were syndicated to even hundreds of other newspapers throughout America, and even north to Canada. There was no legitimate meter to gauge America’s love affair with Will Rogers. As the year of his death in 1935 was drawing to a close, people north to south, east to west, were reported by the print media as: “Still mourning the loss of their satirical voice, humorist Will Rogers.”

Yes, there were politicians of renown, and Hollywood movie stars of the time, and certainly no shortage of glittering VIPs – but none truly belonged to the “average American” as did Will Rogers. Unpretentious, unsophisticated, he was essentially a simple country bumpkin, a rural rube, who found his way to success – but without the artificial trappings of the rich and famous.

He genuinely, without pretense, belonged to the masses, and they to him. Prior to his death, his weekly radio broadcast (one of the first humorous political shows) became the most lis-

Bordieri, Christine Hewitt, Luke H. Jacobs, Robert May and Jessica Morilak. It is a romantic comedydrama, set in a dilapidated beach cottage in North San Diego County Mark Fleming is a weathered, bitter, salty-tongued sculptor with two grown children. At the ripe age of sixty, Mark's life is turned upside down when he discovers love, career success and renewed family ties for the very first time, proving sometimes the longer you wait… the better it is.

MiraCosta College Offering Face Shields - The Engineering Technician program at MiraCosta College has been making protective face mask shields to support medical facilities during COVID-19. In reference to the approval for reopening of dine-in services, the new OSHA COVID-19 guidelines require dishwashers to wear full face coverings. MiraCosta is offering restaurants the opportunity to purchase face shields with a suggested donation of $7 per shield ($9-10 retail value). All funds generated from these sales will directly fund the purchase of supplies and equipment for the Engineering Technician program. Restaurants interested in purchasing face shields can contact or call 760.795.6820 to order and provide payment inf. Face shields will be delivered directly to each establishment.

MiraCosta Horticulture Plant Sale Just a reminder that there is no plant sale this year because of Covid-19; we hope to have a small sale in the fall and return to our regular sale in the spring. Also, for your records, please update your records for the Palomar District Garden Club, the current email is now

tened program in the United States on Sunday evenings, by 1935. He was, simultaneously, America’s most popular radio personality, newspaper columnist, and the second-highest grossing movie star, shaded only by Shirley Temple. (Note: “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” had made 71 movies, 50 silent films, and 21 “talkies.”) HIS LEGACY REFUSES TO DIE. He was born nearly 140 years ago. He died 82 years ago, today. Yet, America refuses to relinquish its loving embrace for its “Cowboy Philosopher.” Today, in Oklahoma alone, 13 public schools are named after him. The Boy Scouts of America honored him with the “Will Rogers Council” and the “Will Rogers Scout,” both paying homage to his name.

The “Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun” is the official title of the 80-foot high observation tower on Cheyenne Mountain, just west of Colorado Springs.

Today, there is a “Will Rogers State Historic Park” in Pacific Palisades, California. It lies in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. Its description says, “By the mid1930s, Will Rogers was one of the most popular and highest paid actors in Hollywood and ‘America’s Most Beloved Citizen.’” The ranch section of the park became the place where Will Rogers and his family and friends could relax, and enjoy his favorite pastimes of riding and roping.

SD Botanic Garden Begins Phased Reopening Plan - SDBG members only can now register online to begin visiting the Garden. Members are required to make online reservations via the Garden's new online ticketing system prior to their visit and bring proof of reservations as well as their membership cards to the Garden when they arrive. This new online ticketing system is available to members at The Garden is reopening in phases in order to ensure proper social distancing and other guidelines required so members, visitors and staff can all safely enjoy the Garden. "The Garden is a place of great serenity and healing that is a potent antidote to the challenges of social distancing," said Ari Novy, PhD, President/CEO.

In addition to the phased reopening plan, and looking to invite the general public back within the next several weeks, when appropriate, there are also several other changes of note, including: The Garden will be open Wednesday--Sunday from 10am to 5pm only (closed Monday/Tuesday). Reservations via the new online ticketing system will be REQUIRED for entry during all phases of reopening. NO WALK UPS will be allowed. SDBG Members are asked to arrive at their scheduled date/time for entry with their ticket(s) (either printed or on cell phone) along with their membership card(s). The Garden's main entrance has been temporarily moved to the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory at the corner of Ecke Ranch Road and Quail Gardens Drive,

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Several schools in California, far from where he was born, have been named after him. And little school children are quick to tell you all about “Will Rogers, the famous cowboy!” from their elementary school history lessons. A newer generation of children are rediscovering him with renewed excitement! Large, oversized crayon lettering and caricatures of him adorn their precious pictures – treasures they carry home to their parents who, in turn, gasp and applaud their progeny with loving encouragement. There is a small park at Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills that has been named after him. People often sit there, together, feeding pigeons or discussing world affairs, some with children playing in the distance – all of whom can proudly tell you who Will Rogers was. After all, with their favorite park named after him, well, it’s hard to forget his name. As one small child uttered enthusiastically: “My teacher said he was a great man who made us laugh with true storytelling. His name was Will Rogers!”

And in further gestures to help keep alive his memory for the American people, a beach in Pacific Palisades, California, was named after him. The mere mention of Will Rogers starts an animated discussion among beach-goers as to their favorite Rogers’ quote. On a recent survey, high on the list is this popular Will Rogers chestnut, “You never get a

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • June 4, 2020 Homicide Suspect Arrested in Oceanside

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Oceanside Police Officers responded to a report of a burglary, with the suspect inside the residence, at 545 Greenbrier Dr. The 48 year old victim saw the suspect run from his apartment. Responding units observed the suspect walk into a Big Lots store close by where he was subsequently arrested. It was later determined that the suspect, identified as Caleb Mendez, is wanted for a homicide in Upland, CA. For information on the Upland Police case, please contact Sergeant Tseng at 909-9467624 ext 3220. Just prior to the above incident, at 5:55 PM, Oceanside Police responded to a call of a 44 year old female that was assaulted outside her residence at 560 Greenbrier Dr. The suspect description matches that of the above case. The victim was transported to Scripps La Jolla with major head trauma.

The case investigation is continuing by the Oceanside Police Departments Crimes of Violence Unit and the Upland Police Department. Escondido Certified Farmers Market Re-Opens With Restrictions

Open from 2:30 to Sunset the Escondido Certified Farmer’s

Man About Town

True Friendship:

Went to the VA Emergency Room in La Jolla Thursday evening, in severe pain. Convinced it was a kidney stone as I had two of them previously and this pain was almost identical. Friedrich Gomez, bless his heart, drove me.

Bless his heart even more because he insisted on waiting for me outside the hospital until I was released. (He couldn't come in because of COVID 19).

Then bless his heart again, even more, because when they told me it might be two or

Market will be open with a few changes. They will now operate only in the Heritage Garden area. Juniper Street will be open to through-traffic. Plenty of local produce offered as well as other essentials but not all of your favorite vendors will be there. No hot food vendors at the moment. Bring a mask and please do not bring your pets. Sitting and Lounging on the Beaches Now Allowed

People will now be allowed to sit and lounge at local beaches provided they maintain physical distancing or wear a face covering when close to others, the County Health and Human Services Agency has announced. Sitting on the beach will be allowed for sunbathing and relaxing with towels and chairs if you do it with people in your own household. However, no activities such as football and volleyball will be permitted. Also, all piers and parking lots will remain closed.

All beach communities agreed to ease this restriction as of June 2, but cities can decide if they want to proceed later and how the guideline is going to be enforced. Plasma from Recovered COVID19 Cases Needed

The San Diego Blood Bank is part-

three hours until my tests were complete due to a back up in the CT Lab . . and I called Friedrich and told him to go home . . . I'd call him when I was ready for discharge and he could come pick me up. And he refused, saying he was my family and he would wait.

I felt extremely uncomfortable with him waiting so long. I don't like to inconvenience anyone and he had already gone above and beyond any call of duty. Please get ready to bless his heart one more time because I was now told it might be four hours as they needed multiple tests. Again, he refused to go home. He insisted on waiting, in his car. He said he had books and papers to read and was listening to the radio and he'd be fine.

Four hours in the ER and we still weren't done. I called him and insisted he go home, that I felt very uncomfortable with him waiting all this time. I had also called Evelyn and gave her an update. She called Friedrich and urged him to come home. "When lyle is ready to be discharged I'll come and get him." Again he insisted that lyle was his "dad" and he'd wait till I

nering with the County to encourage San Diegans who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. It could help treat people who are hospitalized or seriously ill from the novel virus.

While currently there is no vaccine or proven treatment for COVID-19, what’s known as convalescent plasma may help patients fighting the virus because the plasma has antibodies against it. The effort supports the County’s T3 Strategy of test, trace and treat.

“This partnership helps us to achieve one of the indicators at the federal level for treatment of COVID-19,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We’re very excited about this partnership.” Any of the more than 7,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered could donate plasma.

To donate convalescent plasma, people must also meet the regular screening criteria for blood donation. Donor information will be kept confidential and used for screening purposes only. “The current hospital demand for (COVID-19 convalescent plasma) is great, but we’re not meeting the demand. And that sets the stage for this very innovative partnership,” officials said.

was finished and they had a diagnosis and treatment plan. We had arrived at the ER at 5pm. Finally, at 12:30am they released me.

The CT Scan found NO kidney stone (Hooray!) . . . and also found that my gall bladder and pancreas looked to be in great shape. No sign of any infection. I told the doctor, a young Asian lady, "You're giving me a lot of great news. But why am I hurting?" "We don't know," she said. "You may have had a kidney stone and it already has passed and you are feeling residual pain. We've called in the senior radiologist to re-read the CT Scan - to see if maybe we missed something." His report came back the same. All seemed well with lyle's innards.

They then decided to do an ultra sound scan of my tummy - wondering if maybe the gall bladder might be inflamed and/or infected. This, too, took time. Result came back. Gall bladder is fine. No infection. Looks to be in perfect condition. After seven and a half hours they arrived at a diagnosis diverticulitis. (Pockets in the wall(s) of the intestine that can accumulate food and

Anyone Can Get Tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 testing is now more widely available in the region. Testing options include calling your doctor or medical provider to schedule an appointment, signing up on the state website, or calling 2-1-1. “Given the testing priorities provided at the federal, state and local level, anyone who wants a test can get it.

The County is opening additional COVID-19 testing sites for people who are not showing symptoms of the virus. A doctor’s referral is not required, but an appointment is necessary. To make an appointment, you should call 2-1-1. People who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their health care provider and arrange for testing. If you don’t have a health care provider, you should call 2-1-1 and ask for a public health nurse who will give you a referral. The new testing sites are:

North Coastal Live Well Center 1701 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058 Monday to Friday (Starts May 29) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3,699 tests were reported to the County on May 27 and 117 or 3% were positive.

become infected. They sent me home with a fist-full of Amoxicillin, an oral anti-biotic. They offered pain pills but I declined (a mistake. I later had several severe bouts of pain). Can you imagine waiting for someone, in your car, for 7.5 hours? I can't.

I can't describe how bad I felt at subjecting Friedrich to this and I still feel bad. But he won't hear of my protests. 'Dad,' he said, "you're my family. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you. Waiting in a car, reading and listening to the radio, it's childs-play. Don't ever hesitate if you need me to run you to the hospital or otherwise care for you.' That, to me, is the definition of true friendship. A friend who will do anything for you. It's a rarity these days. Freidrich is a very special guy. Evelyn and I both love him and think he is truly a blessing in our lives. Epilogue. After leaving the hospital we were both hungry and wound up at a McDonald's

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our workplaces and schools and told us to stay home. Many of us were forced to work or study from home and all of us were deprived of our normal social interactions. We have only our electronic devices to accomplish our work, study and social activities. Internet and telephone communications are our alternative to physical contact and face time.

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

www. "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2015-2020" Union Tribune readers poll

The Corona Effect

In years to come, books will be written about the Covid19 Pandemic and how the virtual shutdown of America reshaped us. We’re in the middle of it and already speculation is building. We’ve learned to live without many things we used to take for granted. Dining out, happy hour, the library, live theater, sports, movies, social, church and business meetings and the interaction with others at work and school. Will we pick up where we left off when all this is over? Maybe, maybe not, only time will tell. State and local governments closed

Committee of the Whole?

This week the California Assembly convened a historic meeting; one that has not happened in 25 years. Called the “Committee of the Whole,” it is when the entire Assembly comes together to serve as an 80-member budget committee to address this deficit budget cycle.

Committee of the Whole meetings are rare and only occur during a crisis. In 1995, the last time it happened, the Legislature was considering the financial fallout from Orange County’s bankruptcy. This time of course, we are facing a huge budget shortfall caused by the Coronavirus-induced recession. With tax revenues falling and spending for programs like unemployment insurance increasing, our $21 billion surplus of just three months ago is now a projected $54.3 billion deficit. Our constitution requires passage of a balanced budget by June 15. Normally, there would be months of Budget Committee hearings to go over spending for every state agency and program. Though we had endless zoom and conference calls during the recess, we couldn’t conduct official hearings. Since the new budget projections include

Folks who had never been involved in a “net meeting” find themselves “zooming” several times a week. Social media and Skype use is up. The rush is on. Cameras, headsets, notebook and All-in-One PCs equipped with web-cams, speakers and microphones, were snapped up overnight, just like toilet paper. As retail stocks of cheap PCs disappeared from big box stores, consumers were forced to seek alternatives. Computers they already owned could often be upgraded to perform at least as well as a new PC. Additionally, there is an abundant supply of “refurbs” available at half the price and twice the quality of new retail PCs. In good times we tend to loosen the old purse strings and let to our emotions and feelings guide our buying decisions. In uncertain times the voice of reason takes over and we become more conservative. We adjust thermostats, use coupons and analyze our spending far more critically. Spending just doesn’t feel as good in times of uncertainty. Many consumers began to realize that purchasing a new retail PC was perhaps not the smartest option. At The

massive spending cuts to many vital state programs, the Committee of the Whole was called to quickly get the facts out to all lawmakers, and to allow each Member a chance to make a brief statement.

Obviously, a speedy recovery that generates jobs and more tax revenues would go a long way toward solving our current budget problems. But future budget shortfalls are likely, and the Legislature will need to seriously re-evaluate some of its spending priorities.

My takeaway from all this is simple. We can get through this, but we’ll need to prioritize funding that supports essential services for our communities including public safety, care for the disabled, the sick, the elderly, education. There’s no alternative – we must get our economy back on track. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

Computer Factory, computer sales and service revenues for the first five months of 2020 are running 60% ahead of 2019. At Dell and HP sales and service revenues are down 20% for the same period.

We know The Computer Factory is small potatoes and we doubt that Mike Dell wakes up screaming “the Computer Factory is coming to get me,” but that’s not the point. It gratifies us to know that we can provide a better product, better service and at a better price than the big guys and that our small business and home customers know it and trust us. We have Windows 10 “enterprise refurbs” in notebooks, all-in-one and

tower/desktop PCs starting at under $300. Our PC products feature configurations with the optimal speed and capacity ranges to meet 90% of user needs, but we also have options for gamers and other power users. Fifth to ninth generation i5 and i7 Quads with new SSDs and 16GB RAM in the $600 range are great for many power user applications and with the addition of a “gamer” video card, can be a very powerful and very affordable “gamer”. If you are looking for an over-thetop high performance “gamer” or special applications workstation we can work with you to design it to meet your specific needs and then, together, we can build it. Really.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Protecting Our Vulnerable

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been led by facts and data. While I’m pleased to see more businesses open, like hair salons and restaurants, there are many more that need to open. During this opening process we need to continue to be safe and smart about protecting our most vulnerable.

As of May 27, 2020, 43% of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States occurred at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In Minnesota, for example, a staggering 81% of all COVID-19 deaths have been at nursing homes; In Ohio, people in congregate care facilities represent an astronomical 70% of COVID-19 deaths; and in Pennsylvania, 69%.

In San Diego County, the story is much the same. As of last week, out of the 230 Coronavirus-deaths, 108 of them have occurred at congregate care facilities. That is nearly 47%. The median age of those dying in San Diego County is 78 years old.

So, the picture is clear. We must protect our most vulnerable including our elderly and those with underlying conditions.

We should allow, safely, younger people and those without underlying health conditions back to work to build back our economy. Let’s be smart and

sensible as we reopen businesses. And we should, safely, get San Diegans back to work. The latest numbers show San Diego County with a 30.1% unemployment rate, which could create other public health issues brought on through financial stress and idle minds and bodies.

Targeted protection of our vulnerable and a safe, smart and swift reopening of our economy. Let’s get our kids back to school, our youth sports open and our economy up and running while protecting our most vulnerable. That should be our near-term plan, and long term future. I will continue to advocate strongly for that now and for the future.

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second chance to make a first good impression.” According to another public poll, this one rates high with senior citizens: “Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” (Compiled by the California State Park Services, via the resident Will Rogers historian.) On November 4, 1948, the United States Post Office commissioned a Will Rogers 3-cent stamp. Then, in 1979, the U. S. Postal Service, by popular demand, issued yet another stamp, this time a 15-cent of Will Rogers, again on the “Performing Arts” stamp series.

And, believe it or not, even the United States military got involved when the U. S. Navy was determined to keep Will Rogers’ legacy alive when it officially commissioned and named its ballistic missile submarine, the USS Will Rogers, after the popular humorist. She was the only ship in the United States Navy to carry Will Rogers’ name. When I was in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia awaiting our orders for deployment overseas, our favorite Will Rogers’ quote on the barracks wall was, “Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.”

Trust me, in the military regime, that is perhaps more funny than in civilian life. And while on liberty in Hong Kong, my shipmates and I laughed out loud when we spotted a university student from England wearing a shirt with a Will Rogers quote upon it: “A fanatic is always the fellow who is on the opposite side.” The tributes to Will Rogers, even worldwide, appear to be endless.

And here on this side of the pond, you can find Will Rogers’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6401 Hollywood Blvd. Imagine that. The length and power of his remembrance, over 80 years since his death, and the longevity of his mourning – to this day – is almost beyond the threshold of human reasoning. Such a deep, pervading love for a singular man whom most have never met in the flesh – is nothing short of staggering. Highways, turnpikes, as well as roadways and airports, and even hos-

pitals, continue to honor his namesake, abundantly, without shame.

Perhaps most touching is that every year since his death in 1935, more than 100 planes take to the skies and then slowly fly lower, and lower, until finally all 100 aircraft, with perfect synchronization, gently land one-by-one, onto the grassy runway near his childhood home.

This aviation remembrance will continue this year, in 2020, marking its 85th uninterrupted aerial tribute to America’s Favorite Son.

Will Rogers, who was a Freemason, joked about his own demise and his ensuing epitaph back in 1930, five years prior to his death, at Boston’s Tremont Temple. Rogers said at the time: “When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: ‘I JOKED ABOUT EVERY PROMINENT MAN OF MY TIME, BUT I NEVER MET A MAN I DIDN’T LIKE.’ I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.” (Note: Will Rogers repeated this quote numerous times with some variations.) Will Rogers joked about everything in life. Even himself. Many of his quotes continue to be heard today as genuine classics, such as: “I am not a member of any organized party. I am a Democrat.” And this humorous observation which has a great quota of truth: “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” All in life seemed fair game for William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers. He earned his stripes as the Cowboy Philosopher with such gems as, “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”

Even his warnings are clothed in irony and, like the ancient bards, he brings tragedy-and-comedy closer in kinship: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Yet he never strayed far from his rural roots, which like his lariat, encircled him and kept him hometied to his bare-knuckle vernacular: “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

strategic information required by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to conduct special operations. During the War, the OSS grew to nearly 24,000 people. Donovan’s OSS eventually conducted successful espionage and sabotage operations in Europe and parts of Asia.

At the end of the War, Donovan focused on preserving the OSS. As a result of President Roosevelt's death, Donovan's political position, was substantially weakened.

When There Was No ‘CIA’

The United States had spies as far back as the Revolutionary War, but things didn’t get tightly organized until just before World War II.

Although he argued forcefully for the OSS's retention, Donovan was opposed by many, including President Harry S. Truman, who personally disliked Donovan, and J. Edgar Hoover, who saw Donovan as a threat to the FBI. Accordingly, Truman officially disbanded the OSS in September 1945, a month after Japan surrendered. For many years the operations of the OSS remained secret, but by the 1970s and 1980s, significant parts of the OSS exploits were declassified resulting in it becoming fodder for books and movies.

U.S. Army Col. William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan organized the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Today he is recognized as the modern-day "Father of American Intelligence services.”

Born in 1883, Donovan held a number of positions as soldier, lawyer, diplomat, but most famously he was an intelligence officer. A decorated veteran of World War I, Donovan is the only person to have received all four of the United States' highest awards: The Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Security Medal.

Donovan was a football star at Columbia University where he was known as "Wild Bill.” Previously to World War II, Donovan traveled extensively in Europe and met with foreign leaders including Benito Mussolini of Italy. Donovan’s belief a second major war was inevitable earned him the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 was an action Donovan had predicted. Accordingly, Roosevelt gave him a number of increasingly important assignments as the U.S. prepared for war.

During 1940-41, Donovan traveled to England to assess Britain's ability to defend against Germany's aggression. Donovan met with Winston Churchill and the various directors of Britain's intelligence services. He returned to the U.S. confident of Britain's chances and developing plans for an American intelligence service modeled on the British Secret Services.

At the time, America's foreign intelligence organizations were fragmented and isolated from each other. The Army, Navy, Federal Bureau of States United Investigation, Department of State, and other interests each ran their own intelligence operations, the results of which was a reluctance to share information.

The Office of Strategic Services was established by Roosevelt on June 13, 1942, charged to collect and analyze

Having led the OSS during wartime, Donovan’s opinion was influential in forming a new service. He argued the new agency should be able to conduct covert action. Truman didn’t like that aspect, but Donovan won the argument and it was reflected in the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949. Maj. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Donovan, one of America’s most-decorated soldiers and civil servants, will be most remembered not only for his wartime covert actions, but his contributions in developing America’s present-day CIA. Donovan died Feb. 8, 1959, of dementia, sadly, unable to remember his fascinating life. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

HISTORIC NOTE – During a cabinet meeting in the White House when President Abraham Lincoln praised Maj. General U.S. Grant for turning the tide of the war by winning important battles, one cabinet member pointed out that Grant possibly had a drinking problem. Lincoln responded, “Find out what he drinks and send a case to each one of my generals.” CLASSIC QUOTE -- “I’m not saying I’ve been at death’s door, but I noticed when I went past a cemetery, two guys with shovels began following me.” – Rodney Dangerfield

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of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Despite his fame and world-travel, Will Rogers somehow was bypassed by time. His homespun way in life remained uncorrupted by the accumulated wealth and fame that came his way. As one comedian stated: “Will Rogers was America’s favorite, like no other American. But, he was completely free of any scandal during his lifetime – how can you trust such a man?”

with no effort, to leave his footprint upon the soul of Americans who refuse to relinquish their love for him. Only to a very few, has America given herself wholeheartedly – across every demographic – to any mortal as this one. To borrow simple eloquence from the Will Rogers State Historic Park, nestled up in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains in California: “Will Rogers Was America’s Most Beloved Son.” Somehow, that one sentence pretty much says it all.

And he meant every word of it.

Will Rogers. There is no longer any secret as to why a nation of people held him clasp, tightly to its bosom, like a precious brooch. For in the final analysis, he was genuinely one of them – a part of the masses. Truly, and singularly, he was a timeless traveler who, during his journey through life, somehow managed,

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An unusual specimen by any measure, Will Rogers, somehow, kept his honest ways and Oklahoma upbringing pristine, and simple. He retained a certain childlike innocence, pure and beautiful as the orange sunset skies over pastoral surroundings – the actual surroundings which nurtured his upbringing in Oklahoma. Perhaps the quote most telling of the man, himself, is the one most downto-earth and childlike: “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

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The Pastor Says . . . normal we want?

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Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) BACK TO NORMAL?

A refrain I have been hearing over and over these days is “I can’t wait until things get back to normal.” I wondered what was meant by normal so I checked it out with Webster. The dictionary says normal is a pattern, an accepted standard or norm, or model. When is the last time we had anything normal? Life, at least for me, has always been changing. There might be brief periods historically, culturally, and even religiously when things seemed to be the same. We don’t have to go back very far to find radical disruptive events – the 2008 economic disaster, the violence of the 60s, the great depression of the 20s,WW 1 and 2, the pandemic of 1918 and there are more. So what are people seeking? Perhaps it is a rising stock market, low inflation, faster cars, world travel, and vacation time with families anywhere in the world. We could make a list of the good old normal days. However, is that the

Do we want our yesterdays of high medical bills, crowded freeways, fluctuating gas prices, increased homelessness, low minimum wages vs. excessive CEO bonuses, party political bickering, a constant changing political agenda in Washington, an excessive consumerism and indulgence with a loss of personal worth and value. I could list more of what was and people think they want. Many of these have been the “normal” before the pandemic we are experiencing.

We are moving in a new direction. Many social commentators have said, “Things will not be the same once this virus is over.” We see it already in the adjustments many have had to make. I don’t know what the future holds. Few, if any, do. A person long ago observed his world and said, “There is an occasion for everything and a time for every activity under heaven:” --. He might have added in our time, “A time for a virus and a time for health.” Whatever is happening in your time now will change. There is a conclusion to this time, just as there has been with every event of history. The writer, known as the Preacher, concludes with these words, after all has been said, “ Fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 And we can have these comforting words of what God has given us to live in these times,. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7


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Long story short . . .it took us another 45 minutes to 1 hour to finally emerge and find our way home. I got home and into bed at 2:30am. I learned later that Friedrich was so wired and wound up that he didn't go to bed till 5am, sleeping till noon. Saturday morning Evelyn and I joined him for breakfast to, in small measure, repay him for his puppydog like loyalty. Is Friedrich a great friend or what?

PS: For those who are not aware of who Friedrich Gomez is, he's our top writer for The Paper, having written over 150 cover stories. A brilliant researcher and story-teller. He is also a proud member (and example) of the Kumeyaay Indian Nation.

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Answer: Lady's Secret was sired by the legendary Secretariat and lived at Valley Creek Farm on Cool Valley Road. She was Horse of the Year in 1986 and was inducted into the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame in 1992. By the time of her retirement, she had earned more than $3 million. She is buried in a memorial garden at the local farm, now known as Oak Creek Farm - SK Racing Stable. A watercolor of Lady's Secret, on loan from SK, is on exhibit at the History Museum. The artist is Fred Stone, widely called the most famous equine artist in the world.

I recall from a civics class or a local history talk that John Quincy Adams lived in Valley Center. Is that really true? Answer: A man by the name of John Quincy Adams did live here, but he was not the 6th U.S. President. The local Adams was born in 1849 so there is speculation that he was named in memory of the president who had died one year earlier. Adams came west with his father, named John T. Adams, in 1868. He was a farmer, later

opened the first mercantile business in town, served as a justice of the peace, and country clerk. He is credited with selecting the name Bear Valley for the first post office, a name rejected by the postal service. Coming up the Valley Center grade from Escondido on the east side of the road there appears to be an unusual complex that is hidden in the canyon. Do you know what this is? Answer: This is a 22-acre law enforcement firing range that has been used as a training facility for 60 years. The secluded complex at 25800 Valley Center Road is a regional resource that has been used by multiple agencies including many police departments, sheriff deputies, the FBI, Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, even the Food & Drug Administration. The facility is operated by the Escondido Police Department. Nearby are the partial foundations of two stone homes that were occupied into the 1920s. The site is not open to the public.

To solve a local mystery, send an inquiry to or call (760) 749-2993. A volunteer is on site at the History Museum and responds to all inquiries.

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

San Marcos business owners invited to make Discover Our Recovery Business Safety Promises

At the City of San Marcos, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The COVID-19 crisis is impacting everyone in San Marcos, including our local businesses that are currently open or preparing to reopen when public health guidelines allow.

The City is happy to support and assist with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s Discover Our Recovery Business Safety Promise. The Chamber’s program is designed to help business owners communicate their commitment to following all public health orders and guidelines from the State of California, the County of San Diego, the City of San Marcos and the CDC to help protect their employees, customers and the community.

Business owners that make the Discover Our Recovery Business Safety Promise can display a special decal or poster in their windows. You can learn more about the new program by visiting

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Wave Pauses Operati ons

While the City is gearing up to open its doors once again to the public, due to the most recent public health orders addressing large public gatherings during the pandemic, The Wave Waterpark is pausing operations indefinitely. Splash camps, swim lessons, lap swim, and all other classes are part of this temporary suspension.

The Wave Waterpark has been part of the fabric of summer of many Vistans and visitors for 25 years and providing opportunities for social contact and active programs that bring people together is part of our City’s mission. It is, therefore, a disappointing moment in time when we cannot provide these activities to our residents who look forward to the summer season. However, the health and welfare of our customers and of our staff was a top priority in our decision making process. We appreciate our customers support in these difficult pandemic times and we look forward to the time when we will be able to welcome our Wave patrons back! Oceanside - Mayor Peter Weiss

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,

I think I speak for a strong majority when I say that we are happy to see things starting to open up again. Like all of you, I tried to follow the COVID 19 guidelines and find the balance between good health and the practical demands of everyday life. And while I know it is not over and may never be over, I’m still glad to see stores opening up again, and people going to work. Dare I say it, but I’m also glad to see more cars on the road because I know what that means. I’m starting to feel good about all this. My last line in these columns has been the same every week, and maybe it’s a bit premature to take a victory lap. But I think Escondido did well during this crisis. We should feel proud of ourselves. I’m saying this because we need to remember that we are a community, and when necessary we come together. It reminds once again why I love living here. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007996 The name of the business: Rose Dental Group, located at 430 N. Rose Street, Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Zamir Management Services Company, Inc. 430 N. Rose Street Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/29/2014. /s/ M. H. M. Zamir, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/01/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008143 The name of the business: DIR Construction, located at 1369 La Honda Dr., Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Steven Alan Warlick 1369 La Honda Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Steven Alan Warlick Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/08/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007508 The name of the business: Storage Etc Sherman, Storage Etc., locatd at 1040 Sherman Street, San Diego, Ca. 92110. This business is registered by: SE Sherman LLC 2870 Los Feliz Place Los Angeles, Ca. 90039 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 4/01/2003 /s/ Gregory Houge, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/04/2020

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Children up to age 12 earn prizes for reading 10 hours or 10 books and can choose to complete engaging and educational activities. After reading 10 hours or 10 books, kids earn a prize bag with a free book, meal and museum coupons, and a craft kit, and will be entered into weekly prize drawings for gift cards. Kids and families can enjoy virtual storytimes, participate in book clubs, and attend special event programs online. Teens entering grades 6-12 earn prizes for reading and reviewing 5 books and the chance to win grand prizes for book reviews, and will be entered into weekly prize drawings for gift cards. Teens can participate in virtual programs including a variety of book clubs, game nights, and art classes. Teen volunteers looking for something to do can volunteer virtually for the Library by completing several helpful projects. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In re: The Estate of: Peter Vecchi Decedent

David A. Vecchi 7602 Pinebrook Rd. Park City, UT 84098 Phone: 435.640.0254 is the personal representative, (in pro persona), of the ESTATE OF Peter Vecchi, who is deceased.

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

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w w w. c o u r t s . c a . g o v / f o r m s under the form group Probate-Decedent’s Estates. A letter to the court is not sufficient. FAILURE TO FILE A CLAIM. Failure to file a claim with the personal representative will in most instances invalidate your claim. IF YOU MAIL YOUR CLAIM: You should send your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested, to the personal representative. DOP 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007887 The name of the business, Forum Deli, located at 3132 Tiger Run Ct., #107, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: Ashok Kumar Khanijow 7328 El Fuerte St. Carlsad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/15 /2015. /s/ Ashok Kumar Khanijow Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/29/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/04/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9007830 The name of the business: Grocery Outlet of Oceanside, located at 3508 College Blvd., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: L and N Beckham Parks 361 Flyers Ln Tustin, Ca. 92782 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Linda Marie Beckham, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2020. 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, & 6/04/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008250 The name of the business: Hairy’s Pet Spa, located at 730 Sycamore Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Brenton James Richardson 7918 Faraway Ln. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Brenton James Richardson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/11/2020. 5/21, 5/28, 6/04 & 6/11/2020-


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ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1487

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA ADOPTING TEMPORARY ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT ENTITLEMENT MODIFICATIONS TO SAFELY EFFECTUATE STATE AND REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECOVERY AND REOPENING EFFORTS DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that may result in serious illness or death, and is easily transmissible from person to person; and WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Public Health Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, declared a public emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak beginning on January 27, 2020; and WHEREAS, on February 14, 2020, the San Diego County Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency due to the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on February 19, 2020, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratified the Declaration of Local Health Emergency and Proclamation of Local Emergency arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak; and WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency to exist in the State of California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, which exercised authority pursuant to the Emergency Services Act, Government Code section 8550, et. seq., including an order to ensure adequate facilities exist to address the iORDINANCE NO. 2020-1487

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA ADOPTING TEMPORARY ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT ENTITLEMENT MODIFICATIONS TO SAFELY EFFECTUATE STATE AND REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECOVERY AND REOPENING EFFORTS DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that may result in serious illness or death, and is easily transmissible from person to person; and WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Public Health Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, declared a public emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak beginning on January 27, 2020; and WHEREAS, on February 14, 2020, the San Diego County Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency due to the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on February 19, 2020, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratified the Declaration of Local Health Emergency and Proclamation of Local Emergency arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak; and WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency to exist in the State of California as a result of the

threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, which exercised authority pursuant to the Emergency Services Act, Government Code section 8550, et. seq., including an order to ensure adequate facilities exist to address the mpacts of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the City Manager, acting in his capacity as Director of Emergency Services of the City, proclaimed the existence of a Local Emergency related to COVID-19 within the City, and activated the San Marcos Emergency Operations on that date; and WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3320 (“Stay-at-Home Order”), which required that all individuals living in the State of California remain at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors; and WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2009-7140, ratifying the declaration of the Director of Emergency Services and declaring the existence of an ongoing local emergency pursuant to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, the Health Officer of the County of San Diego issued an order on April 10, 2020, which was extended on April 30, 2020, requiring individuals to remain at their place of residence, except for employees or customers travelling to and from essential businesses or activities; prohibiting all public or private gatherings; closing all nonessential businesses; and prohibiting all schools from holding classes or school activities; and WHEREAS, on April 28, 2020, Governor Newsom announced four “Resilience Roadmap Stages” that California will use to guide its gradual reopening process. The four stages are: 1) Safety and Preparedness, 2) Lower Risk Workplaces, 3) Higher Risk Workplaces, and 4) End of Stay-at-Home Order; and WHEREAS, on May 7, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that the State of California will move into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap Stages and released updated public health guidance for commercial retail, industrial manufacturing, and logistics businesses that allow for certain lower-risk workplace businesses to reopen on May 8, 2020, pursuant to the guidelines and operational conditions provided by the State to continue to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. Governor Newsom also announced new guidelines that allow counties to pursue a variance to move further into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap Stages if they attest that they meet the State’s readiness criteria. Although the State and local agencies have authorized economic recovery and reopening efforts in stages, subsequent stages of which are anticipated to be authorized in the coming weeks and months, such authorizations will not fully mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s adverse effects on businesses, employers, residents, and visitors; and WHEREAS, on May 10, 2020, the Health Officer of the

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County of San Diego issued an order, which provides in part that, upon reopening, every business must prepare and post a “Safe Reopening Plan” for each of its facilities in San Diego County; and WHEREAS, as of May 18, 2020, the numbers of reported positive cases of COVID-19 and related deaths in San Diego County have increased to 6,026 and 222, respectively, and both numbers are expected to increase; and WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, the City Manager, acting in his capacity as Director of Emergency Services of the City, issued an order adopting temporary zoning and entitlement modifications to safely effectuate state and regional public health orders in conjunction with recovery and reopening efforts due to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, many local businesses and employers in San Marcos have experienced and anticipate to continue to experience sudden, drastic, and unexpected revenue or income loss due to temporary business closures and/or reduced operations as a result of the public health emergency, statewide Stay-atHome Order, state and local public health orders, and the precautions recommended by health authorities; and WHEREAS, an increase in closed businesses and/or modified business activity, either temporarily or permanently, has had and will continue to have an immediate and potentially long-lasting impact on the financial stability of San Marcos’s businesses and on several of the City’s most significant revenue sources, including sales tax, transient occupancy tax, property tax, and commercial rent payments, which will have a debilitating effect on economic security and public health and safety for the City as a whole; and WHEREAS, as a result of certain actions by the State and the San Diego County Public Health Officer, staged re-opening of businesses is poised to occur while the battle against the COVID-19 virus continues, necessitating revised rules and regulations to ensure such re-opening is consistent with the restrictions which remain in place, as public health orders still require social distancing and various other health and safety measures to reduce the spread of the virus to the extent possible; and WHEREAS, given the immense health threat caused by COVID-19 and the need to take extraordinary measures to continue to prevent its spread and protect public health and safety, many businesses and employers have expressed a need for additional local action in response to the State and County’s plans to gradually reopen commercial retail, dine-in restaurants, industrial manufacturing, and logistics businesses; and WHEREAS, it is necessary to facilitate compliance with all applicable State and County public health orders and associated guidelines, increase and improve patron and pedestrian mobility and access to reopened businesses, maximize the use of available open public or semi-public spaces to facilitate business engagement practices that comply with social distancing requirements, provide special accommodations for additional signage and modifications regarding business hours, closures, and on-site risk reductions measures, and promote stability among commercial retail, dine-in restaurants, industrial manufacturing, and

logistics businesses, thereby allowing businesses and employers to decide whether and how to reopen safely, providing income to employees and necessary services to residents, all necessitated by reason of the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, the City Council has the power under Government Code sections 36934 and 36937 to adopt an ordinance that takes effect immediately if it is an ordinance for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, contains a declaration of the facts constituting the urgency, and is passed by a four-fifths vote of the City Council; and WHEREAS, the City finds it is necessary for the City Council to adopt this Ordinance as such an urgency ordinance, as set forth in the above recitals, which are incorporated herein by reference, and pursuant to the powers under Government Code sections 36934 and 36937, for the immediate preservation of the public health and safety, as affected by the emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, this Ordinance is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; California Public Resources Code Section 2100 et seq.) and CEQA regulations (Title 14, California Code of Regulations Section 15000, et seq.) because CEQA does not apply to projects that require specific actions necessary to mitigate an emergency (Section 15269(c)); NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, in accordance with the freedom afforded to charter cities generally, and by the Charter of the City of San Marcos specifically, does ordain as follows: Section 1.The foregoing recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein as though set forth in full at this point. Section 2.Resolution 20097140 ratifying the local emergency declaration of the Director of Emergency Services and declaring the existence of an ongoing local emergency related to COVID19, Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-33-20, and the Health Officer of the County of San Diego’s May 10, 2020 Order, and all associated public health orders, are hereby incorporated into this Ordinance as though fully set forth herein.

Section 3.The conditions that prompted Resolution 20097140 and the Director of Emergency Service’s May 21, 2020, Order adopting temporary zoning and entitlement modifications to safely effectuate state and regional public health orders in conjunctions with recovery and reopening efforts due to COVID-19 continue to exist. The declaration of the local emergency and the numerous similar declarations at all levels of state and national governments reflect the current and continuing health and financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interest of protecting public health and safety and reducing the spread of COVID-19 and loss of life, property, and essential services during the gradual reopening process, it is necessary to establish a series of temporary zoning and development entitlement modifications to otherwise mitigate the adverse effects of COVID19 among all residents, businesses, and visitors of San Marcos.

Section 4.During this state of local emergency, and throughout the State’s Resilience Roadmap Stages, applications for the temporary zoning and development entitlement modifications set forth in Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, may be processed by Development Services, and approved if all applicable conditions and requirements are successfully met. Section 5.All businesses that reopen with an approved revised regulatory framework pursuant to this Ordinance shall comply with all requirements set forth in this Ordinance and all applicable State and County statutes, orders, regulations, and guidelines that remain in effect, as well as the approval issued by Development Services pursuant to this Ordinance. All determinations issued by the City Manager and/or Development Services shall be final regarding whether a proposed modification complies with this Ordinance and all applicable State and County statutes, orders, regulations, and guidelines, and as to whether the application is approved or denied. Section 6.All Temporary Outdoor Business Permit and Special Event Permit applications submitted in connection with this Ordinance shall be processed administratively and are therefore not subject to the public notice requirements set forth in Government Code section 65090, et. seq., and Chapter 20.505 of the San Marcos Municipal Code.

Section 7.This Ordinance is effective upon adoption and shall remain in effect until: (1) the termination of the local emergency pursuant to Resolution 2009-7140; or (2) the termination of the “Stay-atHome Order” in the State of California, as set forth in Executive Order N-33-20, whichever occurs later in time.

Section 8.All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby temporarily suspended, effective immediately and until the expiration of this Ordinance, unless stated otherwise. Upon the expiration of this Ordinance, the temporary zoning and development entitlement modifications shall be deemed terminated and of no further force or effect. All rights and obligations under this Ordinance and/or the revised regulatory documents issued thereunder shall terminate upon its expiration, save the requirement for insurance and indemnification in favor of the City, which obligations shall remain effective through the expiration of all applicable statutes of limitation.

Section 9.This is not a project within the meaning of Section 15378 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines pursuant to Public Resources Code (“PRC”) section 21080(b)(4) and the exemption in CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c). CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c) provides that projects that require specific actions necessary to mitigate an emergency are exempt from CEQA. PRC Section 21060.3 defines emergency as a “sudden, unexpected occurrence, involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property, or essential public services.” COVID-19 suddenly and rapidly spread throughout California and San

Diego County, causing peril to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of San Marcos. Government efforts to curb the spread of COVID19, such as required closures and the Stay-at-Home Order, caused sudden significant economic hardship to local businesses and affected the City’s operations and delivery of essential public services. Although state and local agencies have authorized economic recovery and reopening efforts in stages, subsequent stages of which are anticipated to be authorized in the coming weeks and months, such authorizations will not full mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s adverse effects on businesses, the City, and the public, certain businesses and essential City services. Additionally, staged re-opening of businesses is poised to occur while the battle against COVID-19 continues, necessitating that the City adopt revised rules and regulations to ensure such re-opening is consistent with the State and County Orders which remain in place, as public health orders still require social distancing and various other health and safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID19 to the extent possible. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic is an emergency as defined in PRC Section 21060.3, and the recovery plan outlined herein is necessary to mitigate that emergency. For these reasons, this Ordinance is exempt from CEQA pursuant to PRC section 21080(b)(4) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c).

Section 10. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is determined to be invalid, illegal or unconstitutional by a decision or order of any court or agency of competent jurisdiction, then such decision or order will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council declares that it would have passed and adopted the Ordinance, and each section, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, regardless of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 11. Pursuant to Government Code section 36937, this Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption. Within fifteen (15) days following its adoption, the City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this Ordinance and cause the same to be published, or the title thereof as a summary, in accordance with the provisions of State law in a newspaper of general circulation designated for legal notices publication in the City of San Marcos. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, held on the 26th day of May, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES NOES: C O U N C I L M E M BERS: NONE ABSENT: C O U N C I L M E M BERS: NONE

A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 06/04/2020

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