June 10, 2021
Volume 51 - No. 23
A Look in the Mirror – Past, Present & Future
The following history of the “Ku Klux Klan” and the “White Citizens’ Councils” has been compiled and edited from a number of sources, primarily from the vast research of the Internet as well as personal experiences during the “Jim Crow” era. Historically speaking, this look back on a dark and shameful period of American life reveals an ugly side of our society.
This writer has been a witness, spending short periods of several months working in southern Georgia and northern Florida. First, in the U.S. Navy stationed at NAS (Naval Air Station) Glynco near Brunswick, Georgia, (October 1958 to February 1959); and as a school teacher in Chattahoochee, Fla, (September 1967 to February 1968).
For a small-town Midwestern Yankee these experiences were a culture shock. In the deep South I witnessed the daily life of that era – that of “Jim Crow Law.” Additionally, from 1963 to 1966, I was a police officer in an Arizona metropolitan department, where I was part of a law enforcement agency that was well-led, well-trusted and admired by the public. There were no police brutality claims nor were there any backlash or riots against that department. I have witnessed a good deal of prejudice in my 80-plus years as well as decent, impartial treatment by society in general.
It should be said that racial and religious prejudices aren’t unique to America, but for more than 200 years they have occupied a good portion of our conscience, or at the very least, sub-conscience and, all too often, comments, hurtful words and physical violence put upon and hurled at peoples of minority ethnic groups.
Targets of American prejudices, in particular include, Jewish people (the religion), and various immigrants from European nations, the Irish, Hispanics Asians, and native Americans. In recent years sexual preferences and orientations have come into prejudicial focus. But all of these combined don’t equal discriminating thoughts and actions toward African-Americans, especially by many Anglo-Americans.
Ironically today, people of color and most other ethnic minorities are accepted into many levels of society. Housing, employment, management, and election to local, county, state, and federal offices are easily found … at least in most northeast, midwestern and western states … to a lesser degree in the old South. But recent racial violence has caused various backlashes by minorities, which appears to be resurrecting old preju-
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dices that are being introduced to current young people who, here to fore, had little or no knowledge of prejudicial experiences. Added to that, the forced introduction, particularly African-Americans, to various levels of management, earned or not, into many corporate entities do not help ease a tense atmosphere throughout the country. Young people are not born with bigotry, it is learned and taught. Unfortunately, things are bound to get worse before they get better. Tom Morrow
The Creation of the “Klan.”
A disgruntled group of southern Democrats, upset over the defeat of the Confederacy during the Civil War and the Resurrection period that followed, organized themselves into a terror-hate organization calling themselves the “Ku Klux Klan. Their primary targets were/are African Americans as well as Jews, immigrants, leftists, homosexuals, Catholics, Muslims, atheists and liberal-thinking individuals. That pretty much covers everyone except white folks, but even Caucasian people were/are Klan targets if they support(ed) any of the above groups –
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The Klan appealed to many problems of various groups of the day. These included: a chaotic multitude of antiblack vigilante groups, disgruntled poor white farmers, wartime guerrilla bands, displaced Democratic politicians, illegal whiskey distillers, coercive moral reformers, sadists, rapists, white workmen fearful of black competition, employers trying to enforce labor discipline, common thieves, neighbors with decades-old grudges, and even a few freedmen and white Republicans who allied with Democratic whites or had criminal
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agendas of their own.
Disgruntled groups and individuals had much in common, besides being overwhelmingly white, southern, and Democratic. As a result they called themselves, or were called, “Klansmen.”
The first Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, on Dec. 24, 1865, by six former officers of the Confederate army, all southern Democrats: Frank McCord, Richard Reed, John Lester, John Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones and James Crowe. It has never been verified whether the term “Jim Crow Law” originated from one of the Klan’s founders, James Crowe. Maybe … maybe not. Simply put, “Jim Crow Law” was an unofficial separation or segregation of the white population from people of color, namely AfricanAmericans. The Klan was an organization emerging from the Northern-forced Reconstruction era. It was created entirely in the South, but was suppressed in the 1880s through Federal intervention led by then-President U.S. Grant. The Klan’s primary goal was to overthrow the Republican-led state governments in the South, especially by using voter intimidation and targeted violence against African-American leaders. Each Klan chapter was autonomous and highly secret as to membership and plans. Members made their own, colorful, costumes: robes, masks and conical hats, designed to be terrifying and particularly to hide their identities.
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I told my friend .... “This morning I waded across a raging river, escaped from a bear in the woods,marched up and down a mountain, stood in a patch of poison ivy,crawled out of quicksand, and climbed up an enormous tree! ... My friend said, " You must be some outdoorsman!"
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Historically, in the late 1860s, the first Klan used terrorism both physical assault and murder against politically active blacks and their allies. Membership was secret and, in some cases numbers were exaggerated.
In the April 1868 Georgia gubernatorial election, Columbia County cast 1,222 votes for Republican Rufus Bullock. By the November presidential election, Klan intimidation led to suppression of the Republican vote and only one person voted for Ulysses S. Grant. Klan violence worked to suppress black voting, and campaign seasons were deadly. Within a few weeks before the presidential election of 1868, more than 2,000 people were killed, wounded, or otherwise injured in Louisiana.
White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish (county) for President Grant's opponent. The Klan killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The Klan made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact. Still, General Grant won the election.
The second Klan started small in Georgia in 1915. Membership grew after 1920 and flourished nationwide well into that decade, including urban areas of the Midwest and West. Taking inspiration from D. W. Griffith's 1915 silent movie film, “The Birth of a Nation,” the Klan exaggerated the founding of the first Klan, employing marketing techniques and a popular fraternal organization structure. Many
“I know,” I whispered. “That’s why I poisoned you. Now close your eyes.” •••• You have a sick twisted mind.
Do you wanna be my friend? •••• Slut (noun) A woman with the morals of a man. •••• BEFORE B-e-f-o-r-e Not B4. We speak English here, not Bingo. •••• Here I am. What were your other two wishes? •••• I sent my dog to obedience school but he got into a fight on the school bus. •••• What am I supposed to do with this?" grumbled the motorist as the police clerk handed her a receipt for her speeding traffic fine. "Keep it," the clerk advised. "When you get three of them, you get a bicycle." •••• OK, I love you. Now take off your clothes. •••• Sister Maryellen entered the Monastery of Silence
The Priest said, 'Sister, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until directed to do so.
of that era’s members “unmasked” themselves while wearing traditional white sheets and conicalcaps. There were demonstration parades in many cities, including Washington, D.C., in 1928. In 1948, after Democrat President Harry S. Truman, ordered integration of the military, along with other actions to address civil rights of AfricanAmericans, many Southern Top Row, L-R, conservative white politiPup, Bella, daughters Lauren & Taylor cians objected to this course Bottom Row, L-R, Alexa, dog Pailey with wife, Jackie, of action and organized Steve Olson and dog, Kosmo themselves in a breakaway faction calling themselves Applying Common Sense to “Dixiecrats.” They were determined to protect Business nd Achieving Success Southern states' rights to maintain racial segregation. I expect Lorna Olson is mighty The 1954 decision by the U.S. proud of her son, Steve, the Supreme Court (Brown v Board of founder, owner and operator of Education of Topeka, Kansas), was the fuse to that powder keg. The Supreme Mike's BBQ in Escondido. Court held that state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools Lorna, whom I knew for many were “unconstitutional” even if the years when she was part of the segregated schools are otherwise equal admin staff at the old Escondido in quality. Southern Dixiecrat support- National Bank, was, and is, a beauers assumed control of most tiful and talented woman - always a Democratic state parties in part or in delight to visit . . . would love to full around the Southern states. The visit with her again today. She's Dixiecrats opposed racial integration getting on in years, I won't say how and wanted to retain Jim Crow laws many, but she may properly be and white supremacy in the face of called a senior citizen at this point. possible Federal intervention. In 1964, the Dixiecrats' presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond weakened the "Solid South.” Up until
The Olson family is a fascinating story. This article is about Steve Olson, how he progressed over the
Sister Maryellen lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Priest said to her, 'Sister Maryellen , you have been here for 5 years. You may speak two words.'
well-mannered elderly woman from southwest Minnesota.
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Sister Maryellen said, ‘Hard bed.'
'I'm sorry to hear that,' the Priest said, 'We will get you a better bed.'
After another 5 years, Sister Maryellen was summoned by the Priest. 'You may say another two words, Sister Maryellen .'
'Cold food,' said Sister Maryellen, and the Priest assured her that the food would be better in the future.
On her 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Priest again called Sister Maryellen in to his office. 'You may say two words today.' 'I quit,' said Sister Mary.
'It's probably best,' said the Priest, 'You've done nothing but bitch since you got here.' •••• Charm School~~~~
Two informally dressed ladies happened to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the LAX airport.
The first lady was an arrogant California woman married to a wealthy man. The second was a
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When the conversation centered on whether they had any children, the California woman started by saying, "When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me ." The lady from Minnesota commented, "Well, bless your heart." The first woman continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful “....Again, the lady from Minnesota commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman continued boasting, "Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this “exquisite diamond bracelet. Yet again, the Minnesota lady commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman then asked her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child?"
“My husband sent me to charm school," declared the Minnesota lady. "Charm school?" the first woman cried, "Oh, my God! What on earth for?" The Minnesota lady responded, "Well for example, instead of saying, who gives a crap?", I learned to say, "Well, bless your heart!"
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All Aboard for Home*Grown*Fun at the County Fair - The San Diego County Fair will be open from June 11 - July 4, at the Fairgrounds. The North County Transit District's Fun Tripper saves you money and time. For only $12, you'll receive a round-trip ride on NCTD’s COASTER, SPRINTER or BREEZE, plus admission to HOME•GROWN•FUN. Let NCTD do the driving, skip the hassle of parking and get delivered right to our convenient west entrance! BREEZE-Y SCHEDULES NCTD will offer the special BREEZE Route 408 to take eventgoers directly from the Escondido Transit Center to the Solana Beach Station, and then to the west entrance of the FAIR. Buses leave
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years and put together a brilliant success in business in a number of areas. As we take a look at Steve and his life we will begin to see the trademarks of success and perhaps a recipe about how to get things done, how to learn, how to build on that knowledge, how to develop ideas, how to plan, how organize, how to recruit talent and how to succeed.
Back in 1966 the Olson family began to sell firewood out of their woodyard in Escondido, CA. Steve Olson worked that woodyard throughout his high school years, carrying on a legacy that had passed from generation to generation. It was a business that Steve would be involved with for over 30 years . . . managing avocado groves and growing from that beginning to the great success he enjoys today. Olson Firewood is still a thriving business today. But, wait! There's more! Steve Olsonn graduated from San Pasqual High School in 1975.
His parents owned an avocado grave that Steve managed for them . . . all this while still in high school. He would maintain the groves, arrange for the sale of produce, hire staff to work the groves, and to cut down unproductive or dying avocado trees. The grove
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Escondido Writers Group: 3rd Annual Writing Competition, June 1 to June 30; Ages 12 and up. Adult writers may submit fiction or nonfiction (excluding poetry) writing entries between June 1 and June 30, 2021. Competition winners will be announced at the Escondido Writers Group meeting on July 20. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month - the next meeting will be June 15, from 1pm4pm, on ZOOM. Writers of all genres are invited to join Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Contact Azar Katouzian for more information. Join the Virtual Activity Challenge 2021: Tails and Tales; June 19 August 8, 2021; all ages. Read for
was always attractive, a pleasure to view.
Word began to get around about this ambitious and hard working young man. Other grove owners asked him to help them with their groves. Soon, there were hundreds of trees he tended to on his family's own graove and then grove after grove grew his business base. If you'll remember, back in the 1980's and 1990's we had and water costs exploded. It takes a lot of water to properly service an avocado grove . . . in time, it became too expensive for grove owners to continue providing the necessary water to keep healthy avocado groves. The solution? Cut down excess trees . . . trees that were not returining revenue on the investment of capital and labor. What to do with all the wood from the cut down trees?
Steve saw a ready made business opportunity. He'd cut the trees down and harvest the wood . . at first, for firewood. He had wood from all types of trees, including avocado, mesquite, and other varieties. He built up a substantial inventory of firewood and began to sell it for home fireplaces and, eventually, barbecues. In time, he saw another need arise. The need for charcoal. And again a business opportunity appeared. He found that restaurants had a great need for charcoal . . .so, naturally, Steve began to burn wood
fun. Earn prizes. Free virtual events. Sign up beginning June 19th, and log your activities at www.escondidolibrary.org/summer. Please check the event calendar and social media for the latest information.
Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will be holding its monthly lunchtime meeting on Tuesday, June 15, featuring Ed Varso, Chief of Police for the City of Escondido.
2nd Saturday Concert Series: Rheanna Downey on June 12th; Live on Facebook. San Diego based singer-songwriter/guitarist, Rheanna Downey will give a live performance on Escondido Public Library's Facebook page on Saturday, June 12th from 3pm4:30pm.
Seed Package Pick Up starting June 21, while seeds last. Have you wanted to try growing vegetables at home? Get started by picking up a randomly selected package of seeds at the Library's Information Desk, starting on June 21. The selection of seeds includes tomato, chives, garden beans, cucumber, radish, carrot, eggplant, and Swiss chard. Each package includes growing instructions and two or three seeds, sonated by Hawthorne Country Store. Starting June 30th, while kits last, get crafty at home with the Artsy Adults June Craft Kit5. READ Wood Tag kits from PB Creates. Craft kits are available starting Wednesday, June 30. Pick up your craft kit in the Library at the Information Desk.
The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) June Meeting - The and turn it into charcoal, then delivered it to restaurants, his primary clientele.
Soon, The Olson Firewood and Charcoal Business was booming. More and more restaurants, particularly on the coast, were turning to wood pit barbecues and pizza ovens, the demand for mesquite wood and charcoal increased steadily. He also began to expand his firewood business by adding other wood varieties . . . like walnut, apple wood, hickory, peachwood,
Asked to explain his rise to success in business, Steve responds: "It was just hard, hard work and the exercise of common sense. Observing the marketplace, recognizing a need and filling a variety of needs with material we had available . . . which was wood and wood byproducts . . . like charcoal." When all the other kids in high school would head for the beach, the mountains, play spots . . . I was hard at work in the avocado groves . . . either managing the groves and cutting down trees that were no longer serving their intended purpose. Ove rthe years we've expended a great deal of blood, sweat and tears." Steve did not attend any college. He was too busy building successful businesses. "I like to think of myself as just a common sense sort of guy," he says. "I've had a lot of young college graduates ome to me
Chief Varso will discuss public safety in Escondido. This meeting will be held at Mike's BBQ Restaurant, 1356 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in begins at 11:15am, with an optional lunch, ordering from the regular menu. There is no mandatory fee for attending. We have our own private meeting room. Meetings now are being held on Tuesdays at Mike's BBQ. The meeting will begin promptly at noon and conclude between 1pm and 1:15pm. Please call 760.480.8300 to let them know you will be attending. (However, RSVP is not required for attendance.) Escondido
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and ask for work. They were smart kids, but they sometimes lacked the common sense to see and act on business opportunities. That's all I've ever done. Work, observe, learn, and act. And use common sense."
Before long, Steve acquired a ranch in Sonora, Mexico, where he has made charcoal for the past 25 years, then loads up his trucks and brings the charcoal back to San Diego County to serve the restaurant trade, many of whom need the charcoal for fire pits and pizza ovens.
"We have a large pit on the Mexican ranch where we load in the wood, set it on fire, but then just let is smoulder rather than burn. We will let it smoulder for days until it is reduced to charcoal . . . then we let it cool, then begin loading it into bags (the same bags you can see at Mike's BBQ in Escondido), and then truck it back "home,' where coastal restaurants and those homeowners who have attractive back yard pizza ovens manage to put the charcoal to good use." For years Steve had an idea of going into the restaurant business. Again, common sense and hard work were his primary ingredients for success. He had no experience of working in a restaurant, of managing a restaurant, certainly not owning a restaurant.
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Oceanside to have Fireworks on July 3rd
The annual celebration in honor of Oceanside’s July 3rd birthday and Independence Day will take place this year with modifications. Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. on July 3 at El Corazon. Residents are encouraged to enjoy the show from home, but limited capacity viewing areas will be available near El Corazon to spread out. Rancho Del Oro will be closed from Oceanside Boulevard to Mesa, and Ocean Ranch will be closed from Corporate Center to Rancho Del Oro beginning at 5:00 p.m. that evening.
There will be no food trucks or musical entertainment this year, but the fireworks display will be stellar. As a reminder, the personal use of fireworks is illegal in Oceanside.
Wave Waterpark ReOpens for Weekend Operations June 19
WEEKDAY SPLASH CAMPS OFFERED STARTING 14
The City of Vista’s Wave Waterpark announced today that it will reopen for weekend operations June 19 through September 6 on Saturdays
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and Sundays from noon – 5:00 p.m. Admission tickets to the Wave will go on sale on its website this week. Follow the Wave’s website, Instagram and Facebook accounts @thewavewaterpark for ticketing updates.
The reopening marks the first time since September 2019 that the waterpark has been able to welcome visitors due to the pandemic. The waterpark will operate with health and safety precautions in place. It is recommended that visitors be vaccinated before entering the park; Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the park; High touch surfaces will be disinfected often; Tickets are sold online only at thewavewaterpark.com; Capacity limitations will be in effect. This summer, the Wave will offer pre-packaged snacks and bottled drinks for sale. There are multiple food options near the waterpark and the Wave encourages patronizing these Vista businesses. As State Covid-19 health and safety mandates are updated, the Wave will monitor guidelines and adjust accordingly.
And we did . . . absolutely nothing!
Unless, of course, you count taking naps, snoozing, dozing off, sleeping often, and well, and going out to dine . . .as events of importance.
And it came to pass that lyle, Evelyn, and Mary all got some time off, away from the daily pressures of deadlines, tasks that just had to be done . . . something that seldom happens when you publish a weekly news magazine . . but probably something that should be done more often . . for both physical and mental health. Youngest son, Kenny, rented a condo in La Mision, Baja, Mexico, for his lovely Scots lass of a mommy . . beachfront with a lovely view of the ocean . . . and with caretakers from a Mexican family with whom we are close friends and who are trained caregivers. That gave lyle a respite from being the primary faregiver for Mary and the chance to
Starting June 14, the Wave will begin its popular Splash Camps for ages 7-15, to be offered on weekdays this year from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fees are $195 per camper per week with a $10 discount for Vista residents. Registration is open at thewavewaterpark.com. For more information on the Wave Waterpark, visit thewavewaterpark.com or call (760) 940-9283. ABOUT THE WAVE WATERPARK
The Wave Waterpark celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 and is the City of Vista’s popular summertime attraction featuring a slide tower, flow rider, rip tide slide, floating river, competition pool, and spray park. Recognized for its extensive safety training programs and safety records, the Wave has been rated as a Five Star facility by Star Guard Elite, an industry organization providing comprehensive lifeguard training programs for the waterpark industry. The Wave Waterpark 101 Wave Drive, Vista wavewaterpark.com (760) 940-9283
Admission to the Wave is $22.95 for those over 42” and $17.95 for all others. Discounts for seniors and the military are available. Visitors age two and under enter for free. get away to our time share at the Tamarack Beach Resort in Carlsbad. A lovely spot, right on the beach, with beautiful views of the ocean and the boardwalk and all of the friendly people of Carlsbad who frequent the boardwalk.
Man About Town Finally! Some Time Off!
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And that’s just what both Evelyn and I needed. A chance to do nothing but unwind, rest up, recharge our batteries, talk, spend quiet time together and enjoy each other’s company. Which we did. Evelyn would go for walk on the boardwalk while The Old One would either relax in the hotel room or sit on a bench on the boardwalk and watch others pass by, often visiting with new-found friends, and getting acquainted with the various dogs that Carlsbad residents take for walks on the boardwalk. Carlsbad folks, and its tourists, tend to be friendly folk. Easy to talk to and become friends. The weather was on the cool side and our traditional “June Gloom” was out in force. No matter.
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly (though we did notice the ocean
looks much prettier when the sun is out than when it is overcast. The water is much more blue . . . and everything seems just a wee bit brighter.
We are back now. As we write this we have been on the keyboard since our return this morning Sunday) . . and catching up on editing and polishing the cover story as well as the Letters to the Editor and other feature stories. Meantime, The Social Butterlfy, who sometimes answers to the name of Evelyn worked feverishly to get her column to that crusty old editor (me). It seems to be coming together. I will run the proof copy over to Evelyn. She’ll find my errors (rare though they might be) and I shall correct same and, when finished, ship this week’s edition off to the printer. Then, and only then, will we, once again, get to unwind and relax a bit. Mary returned from her weeklong La Mision, Baja, Mexico. Kenny said she ennoyed herself so much she really didn’t want to come home when he drove back down to pick her up.
Sadly, due to Mary’s short term memory problems she remembers very little of her stay . . but while she was there she had a wonderful time. Our Mexican friends took good care of her. Good to be home!
Letters to the Editor Don’t Forget “Father’s Day”
I fully agree with Mr. Patrick Flannigan's "Letter to the Editor" (June 3 issue): Don't forget dads on "Father's Day!" My son, who is a proud father, is deployed overseas and we'd love to send his "Care Package" with his favorite sweets, shampoo, socks, latest family photo, and a "Father's Day" story in The Paper to make him feel appreciated and proud (he loves reading your weekly magazine!!).
Over 50% of our active U. S. military (here and deployed) are dads with children. Plus millions more who are inactive/retired fathers and grandfathers. Also, police, teachers, frontline workers, postal workers, doctors, fire, emergency personnel & everyday folk are dads! You see what you started with your happy, informative, and hilarious "Mother's Day" cover story? We'd love to spread some of that stateside joy, sunshine, and laughter to our son overseas (with plenty extra copies for his buddies to enjoy!). And no matter if they get The Paper a smidge late, because it's never too late in telling dads how much they are loved, valued & never forgotten. Sincerely, Geoffrey Lane Family & our Springer Spaniel Dog, "Freckles." Oceanside & Escondido. Correction to “Appraiser’s Corner”
In the second paragraph Mr. Figler stated that the inventor of the phonograph and the light bulb was Thomas Edison from Menlo Park, California. Edison's laboratory was located in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Menlo Park, California was named after the Menlo Park New Jersey location. In my research, Edison had no connection to Menlo Park, California. Regards, Ray Thompson Escondido A Newbie . .
Hi. This is my very first Letter to the Editor Column. Although we have been fans of The Paper for years now! One of the first stories
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But he had a vision, which is true of so many successful business people; they are visionaries.
Steve saw a need for something different; a restaurant that would offer classic, top quality barbecue . . . with ideal mesquite smoked meats . . . with a variety of sandwiches and lunch and dinner offerings. A gathering place with top quality meats, top quality service, convenient, with plenty of parking, and something else. He also saw a need for a Sports Bar . . . back then, there was no such facility in Escondido. No place to come and relax, have a cold beer, glass of wine or mixed drinks and watch sports on giant tv screens . . . by yourself or with a gathering of sports-minded pals. He saw, and filled, a need for a place for the community to gather and, at a minimum, have a cold beer after a hard day's work, to sip a soda and eat delicious BBQ after Little League games, watch and cheer on sports teams, bring family and meet up with friends. But why Mike's BBQ? Why not Steve's BBQ? Therein lies a story.
During the early stages of opening the restaurant the Olson family lost their 16 year old nephew, Mike Schneider. It was a difficult time but gave rise to an easy decision. To keep Mike's name alive they would name the restaurant after him, thus Mike's BBQ came to be. And so, 10 years ago, in 2011, Steve Olson opened Mike's BBQ in Escondido, located at 1356 West Valley Parkway. You can call them at 760.746.4444.
The Olson family strives to work with as many local vendors as possible. They also highlight and support local breweries, contract with local tradesmen for building maintenance, hire within the community, support local sports leagues/teams, and local athletes. Not surprisingly, Mike’s BBQ is proud to use Olson Firewood straight from their very own wood-yard. Cooked over a mesquite wood grill, their BBQ remains a step above the rest, both in quality and care. Wood is available for purchase. For more information, visit www.firewoodinsandiego.com. It also speaks to Steve's managerial expertise when you recognize he has 40 employees on duty . . .and most of them were with Steve throughout the lockdown caused by the Pandemic. "We pay our employees a bit more than most restaurants. They have families to care for, bills to pay, and we managed to not only weather the storm but retain our staff. Lots of other restaurants today are having great difficulty in finding staff. They had to lay-off their employees and now the employees are reluctant to return to work because they can stay home and draw funds from the government. Even new employees with no experience, that restaurants
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are willing to train, are hard to come by. Talent in the food and hospitality industry is a very difficult problem for most restaurants. Not so much for us. We took care of our staff and they've stayed with us. It's a mutual loyalty thing." Again, common sense.
It all started as a family business . . . originally, a large avocado grove . . . today, a unique combination of a restaurant that offers top grade barbecue as well as a sports bar to relax, have a drink, and watch your favorite team(s) strive to win. And it's still a family business. Steve heads it up but his wife and three daughters are all involved as well. Watching your favorie team(s) win? Easy to do at Mike's BBQ. Steve Olson and Mike's BBQ already have won. They are champions!
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Traveling Again - Finally, we will have a travel meeting on July 12 at 1:00pm in the auditorium, at the Escondido Senior Center. Will Reece from AFC will be here also. We are planning trips again: so far we have Big Bear on September 16, Laughlin on November 9-11, and Christmas with Elvis on December 8. We sure miss seeing everyone, looking forward to seeing you July 12! Jean Bowdoin, Joyce Jones, Melody McHale
S.D. Humane Society Announces the Sixth Annual Day of Giving The San Diego Humane Society will be celebrating our sixth annual Dayu of Giving on Thursday, June 24th. From now until then, you have the chance to make an incredible difference for animals in need. By donating early - before June 24 - your gift will be matched up to $50,000, thanks to generous support from Dr. Charles and Mrs. Carol Baum. Day of Giving is an annual campaign that unites our entire community to celebrate our shared compassion for vulnerable animals and support the lifesaving work of San Diego Humane Society. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity for you to make twice the impact for nearly 50,000 animals who are relying on us for help this year.
Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram, where we’ll be sharing special Day of Giving announcements and some of the heartwarming animal stories your support makes possible. We also invite you to participate in one or all of the following ways: In addition to the matching gift from Dr. and Mrs. Baum; SHOP! Snag limited-edition gear or shop at businesses donating a portion of proceeds for the animals; Share! Say why our work is important to you and ask others to support
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that time, the South’s Democrats controlled presidential elections and most seats in Congress. Black people had formerly been aligned with the Republican Party before being excluded from politics, but during the Great Migration of the 1930s to the North, Midwest, and West, AfricanAmericans found the Democrat Party more suited to their interests and needs. The second Klan era broadened the scope of the organization to appeal to people in the Midwestern and Western states who considered Catholics, Jews, and foreign-born minorities to be “UnAmerican.”
The Klan flourished in Protestant communities trying to maintain white supremacy. Chapters often took a proFederal Prohibition stance, opposing Catholics and Jews, stressing its opposition to the Pope and the church. The second era Klan spread into a few of the northern states, particularly Indiana. It was funded by initiation fees and selling its members inexpensive white costumes, which have been described as “cheap white sheets.” The chapters added cross-burnings to intimidate non-supporters. The second Klan era rapidly declined in the laterhalf of the 1920s. After the Klan was suppressed, similar insurgent paramilitary groups arose that were explicitly directed at suppressing Republican voting and turning Republicans out of office.
The "Ku Klux Klan" name has been used by numerous independent groups opposing the civil rights movement and desegregation, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. During that period, Klan chapters often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama; or with governors’ offices such as Gov. George Wallace of Alabama and Gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi. In 1963 and ’64, several members of Klan were convicted of murder in the deaths of civil rights workers in Mississippi and of four little girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
The United States government still considers the Klan to be a "subversive terrorist organization.” In 1999, local southern governments began to officially turn against the Klan. The city council of Charleston, South Carolina passed a resolution declaring the Klan “a terrorist organization.” An estimate of more than 30 active Klan groups are currently operating. Between the Klan and the White Citizens’ Council, current membership is estimated to range from 3,000 to 8,000. Leadership in the Second Klan saw threats from every direction. Much of the Klan's energy went into guarding the home. After James A. Colescott of Indiana took over as Imperial Wizard opposition to Communism became the primary aim of the Klan. The second Klan grew primarily in response to issues of declining morality typified by divorce, adultery, defiance of Federal Prohibition, and criminal gangs in the news every day. The Klan had a nationwide reach by the mid-1920s, with its largest per capita membership in Indiana. Close to half of Michigan's 80,000 Klansmen lived in Detroit.
In 1915, Hollywood director D.W. Griffith’s film “The Birth of a Nation” was released, mythologizing and glorifying the first Klan and its endeavors. The new 2nd organization and chapters adopted regalia featured in “The Birth of a Nation.” Klan membership was kept secret by wearing masks in public. There was a private showing of the film at the White House. A publicist claimed that President Woodrow Wilson reportedly said, "It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true." But, truth of the matter was Wilson strongly disliked the film and felt tricked into running the film. The White House issued a denial of Wilson’s supposed quote, saying that he was entirely unaware of the nature of the film and at no time had expressed his approbation of it.
The second Klan was less violent than either the first or third Klan. However, the second Klan, especially in the Southeast, was not an entirely non-violent organization. The most violent Klan was in Dallas, Texas. In April 1921, shortly after they began gaining popularity in the area, the Klan kidnapped Alex Johnson, a black man who had been accused of having sex with a white woman. They burned the words “KKK” into his forehead and gave him a severe beating next to a riverbed. The police chief and district attorney refused to prosecute, explicitly and publicly stating they believed Johnson deserved this treatment. Encouraged by the approval of this whipping, the Dallas Klan chapter whipped 68 people next to the river in 1922 alone. The third and current manifestation of the Klan emerged during and after the 1950s, to the present in the form of localized and isolated groups that use the Klan name. They have focused on opposition to the civil rights movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists. Although Johnson was black, most of the Dallas Klan's whipping victims were white men who were accused of offenses against their wives such as adultery, wife beating, abandoning their wives, refusing to pay child support or gambling. Far from trying to hide its vigilante activity, the Dallas Klan loved to publicize it. The Dallas organization often invited local newspaper reporters to attend their punishment so reporters could write a story about it in the next day's newspaper.
The Alabama Klan was less chivalrous than the Dallas Klan and whipped both white and black women who were accused of fornication or adultery. Although many people in Alabama were outraged by the whippings of white women, no Klansmen were ever convicted for the violence. In fact, it expanded membership dramatically to a 1924 peak of 1.5 million to 4 million, which was between 4 percent to15 percent of the eligible national population at that time. In the South, the great majority of white people were registered Democrats and all of the Klansmen were Democrats.
Historians agree that the Klan's resurgence in the 1920s was aided by the national debate over Federal Prohibition of alcohol, which was the single most important bond between Klansmen throughout the nation. The Klan opposed bootleggers, sometimes with violence. In 1922, some 200 Klan members set fire to saloons in
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Arkansas’ Union County.
A significant characteristic of the second Klan was that it was an organization based in urban areas, reflecting the major shifts of population to cities in the North, West, and the South. In Michigan some 40,000 members lived in Detroit, where they made up more than half of the state's Klan membership. The distinctive white costume permitted large-scale public activities, especially parades and cross-burning ceremonies, while keeping the membership rolls a secret. Sales of the costumes provided the main financing for the national organization, while initiation fees funded local and state organizers. In the 1920s, the Klan developed a women's auxiliary with chapters in many areas. Its activities included participation in parades – even with children, cross lightings, lectures, rallies, and boycotts of local businesses owned by Catholics and Jews. At its peak, claimed Klan membership exceeded 4 million and comprised 20 percent of the adult white male population in many broad geographic regions, and as much as 40 percent in some areas. The Klan also moved north into Canada, especially Saskatchewan, where it opposed Catholics.
In 1924, Klan members were elected to the city council in Anaheim, California. The city had been controlled by an entrenched commercial-civic elite that was mostly German-American. Given their tradition of moderate social drinking, the German-Americans did not strongly support Federal Prohibition laws – the mayor had been a saloon keeper. Led by the minister of the First Christian Church, the Klan represented a rising group of politically oriented non-ethnic Germans, who denounced the elite as corrupt, undemocratic and self-serving.
The Klan had about 1,200 members in Orange County. The economic and occupational profile of the pro- and anti-Klan groups showed the two were similar and about equally prosperous. Klan members were Protestants, as were most of their opponents. Many of the individuals in Orange County joining the Klan did so out of a sense of civic activism. The Klan representatives easily won the Anaheim election in April 1924. The new city council fired city employees who were known to be Catholic, and replaced them with Klan appointees. However, a Klansman was bribed for the secret membership list, and exposed Klan member candidates running in the state primaries and most were defeated.
In 1925, opponents of the Klan took back Anaheim government, and succeeded in a special election in recalling those elected Klan officials of the April 1924 election. The Klan in Anaheim quickly collapsed, its newspaper closed after losing a libel suit, and the minister who led the local membership moved to Kansas.
In the South, Klan members were still Democrats, as it was essentially a oneparty region for whites. Klan chapters were closely allied with Democrat party member police, sheriffs, and other functionaries of local government. In Alabama, Klan members advocated better public schools, effective
Prohibition enforcement, expanded road construction, and other political measures to benefit lower-class white people. By 1925, the Klan was a political force in the state, as leaders such as J. Thomas Heflin, David Bibb Graves, and Hugo Black tried to build political power against wealthy AfricanAmerican planters, who had long dominated the state. In 1926, with Klan support, Bibb Graves won the Alabama governor's office. He was a former Klan chapter head. He pushed for increased education funding, better public health, new highway construction, and pro-labor legislation.
Scholars recently have identified the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black as a Klansman. Historians have found Black "sympathized with the group's economic, nativist, and antiCatholic beliefs.” Black reportedly disliked the Catholic Church as an institution and gave more than 100 antiCatholic speeches at Klan meetings across Alabama during his 1926 campaign for U.S. Senate. Black was elected as a Democrat. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt apparently didn’t know how active Senator Black had been as a Klansman during the 1920s. Senator Black was confirmed by his senate colleagues before the full Klan connection was known. In his defense, Justice Black said he left the Klan when he became a U.S. senator.
In the early 1940s, the late ‘50s, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia. Senator Byrd served as U.S. Senate Majority Leader from January 1987 to January 1989. While growing up, Byrd had heard "the Klan defended the American way of life against race mixers and communists.”
“I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me.”
Byrd became a recruiter and leader of his West Virginia Klan chapter. When it came time to elect the top officer (Exalted Cyclops) in his Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously. Byrd later called joining the Klan "… the greatest mistake I ever made." In 1997, he told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics but also warned, "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck." In his last autobiography, Byrd explained he was a Klan member because he "was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision … a jejune and immature outlook—seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions." In 2005, Byrd also said "I know now I was wrong … I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened." The Local Klansman
During the 1970s, here in San Diego County, former Fallbrook resident Thomas Linton Metzger was a Grand Wizard of the Klan and founder of the American White Supremacist, plus identifying himself as a new-Nasi skinhead leader.
Born April 8, 1938, Metzger was antiimmigration and was jailed a number of times. In 1980, he won San Diego’s Congressional District 43rd nomination on the Democratic ticket garnering more than 40,000 votes. The Democrat Party officially disavowed Metzger, and endorsed Republican Clair Burgener, who won in the general election by more than 200,000 votes.
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In 1982 he sought the Democratic Party's senatorial nomination running against then-Governor Jerry Brown and noted author Gore Vidal. Statewide he got more than 76,000 votes … some 2.8% of the vote.
In 2010, Metzger announced his candidacy for Congress in Indiana’s 3rd district. He ran as an independent, but lost to Mark Souder, a Republican. He told a local news station, "I'd go to Washington and get into Congress, and have a fistfight every day." Metzger and his son were implicated in the murder of a foreign student and was fined some $12 million. He died on Nov. 4, 2020, in Hemet, California, of Parkinson's disease.
Although in decline in 1928, a measure of the Klan's influence was still evident when it staged a march along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. By 1930, Klan membership in Alabama dropped to less than 6,000.
In March 1940, the Atlanta chapter was implicated in the beating murders of a young white couple taken from their car on a lovers’ lane. As the police began to investigate, they found the records of the Klan had disappeared from their police files. Activism within independent Klan groups in Birmingham increased as a reaction to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Klan members were implicated in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on a Sunday in September 1963, killing four little African-American girls and injuring 22 other people
Klan membership declined from around 4 million to 6 million in 1925, to an estimated 30,000 by 1930. By 1965, membership again had grown to an estimated 40,000, but quickly fell to just 1,500 by 1974. In 1991, national Klan membership had once again grown and was put at around 6,000 to 10,000. By 2016, membership had fallen again to an estimated 3,000. As of 2021, no estimates have been made as to national Klan membership. The Third and Present Klan
During recruit in the 1950s and ‘60s, religion was a major selling point in recruitment. Klansmen seriously embraced Protestantism as an essential component of their white supremacist, anti-Catholic, and paternalistic formulation of American democracy and national culture. Their cross was a religious symbol, and their ritual honored both Bibles and local ministers. But no nationally prominent religious leader admitted to being a Klan member.
During the tenure of Birmingham, Alabama’s Police Chief Bull Connor, Klan groups were closely allied and operated with impunity. When the civil rights Freedom Riders arrived in Birmingham in 1961, Connor gave Klan members 15 minutes to attack the riders before sending in the police to quell the attack. When local and state authorities failed to protect the Freedom Riders and activists, the Federal government began to establish intervention and protection. Some states continued “Jim Crow Law” disfranchisement of blacks, which meant most could not serve on juries, which were all-white and demonstrably biased verdicts and sentences. In the early 1960s, the FBI’s relations with local law enforcement agencies and the Klan were often ambiguous. The head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, appeared more concerned about
Communist links to civil rights activists than about controlling Klan excesses against citizens. On Nov. 3, 1979, five communist protesters were killed by Klan members and American Nazi Party members in Greensboro, North Carolina. The incident was what known as the “Greensboro massacre.” The Communist Workers' Party had sponsored a rally against the Klan in an effort to organize predominantly black industrial workers in the area. Klan members drove up with arms in their car trunks, and attacked marchers.
Rival KKK factions accused the leaders of each other of being FBI informants. William Wilkinson of the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was revealed to have been working for the FBI. Klan leaders showed great concern about a series of civil lawsuits filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center claiming damages amounting to millions of dollars.
In 1995, David Duke, began a small Internet bulletin board system called Stormfront, which has become a prominent online forum for white nationalism, Since this century began Neo-Nazism, hate speech, racism, and anti-semitism have become more prevalent. In 2015, the number of Klan chapters nationwide grew from 72 to 190. The SPLC released a similar report stating "… there were significant increases in Klan membership as well as black separatist groups.” A 2016 analysis by the SPLC found hate groups in general were on the rise. That year the ADL published a report that concluded, "Despite a persistent ability to attract media attention, they, (the Klan), remain a collection of mostly small, disjointed groups that continually change in name and leadership."
Since the late 1970s, the Klan has increasingly focused its ire on previously ignored populations. In recent years the Klan has produced Islamophobic propaganda and distributed anti-Islamic flyers. Additionally, many Klan groups have formed strong alliances with other white supremacist groups such as neo-Nazis. Some groups have become increasingly "nazified," adopting the look and emblems of white power skinheads. To add fuel to the fire, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has provided legal support to various factions of the Klan in defense of their First Amendment rights to hold public rallies, parades, and marches, as well as their right to field political candidates. The Klan Outside the United States
Aside from the Ku Klux Klan in Canada, there have been various attempts to organize chapters outside the U.S. In Australia during the late 1990s, former One Nation members established branches throughout that country,. In 2012, Klan recruitment activity has been reported in the United Kingdom. In 2012, a German Klanrelated group, the European White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, organized and gained notoriety when the German media reported two police officers, who held membership in that organization, would be allowed to keep their jobs. The modern Klan is not one organization, rather it is composed of small independent chapters across the U.S.
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PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
I canceled my Sears layaway order. Where's my refund?
When Aaron Lasenyik cancels his Sears appliance layaway order, the company stalls on a refund. How can he get his money back?
Q: I've been trying to get a refund from Sears for months. I had put some appliances on layaway with the first payment due last summer. But I canceled the order after Sears changed its delivery dates two times with no notice.
Sears promised me a refund within 10 to 14 business days. It's been more than two months. I've tried every avenue to resolve this. I've escalated the issue, been assigned a “consumer advocate” who refuses to call us back after he promised us a refund. I even took my case to Twitter. Sears said it found the issue and we would get our refund, but then didn't send it. I tried to dispute the charge with my credit card, but my bank said it was too late. I have all the documentation. I just want my $808 back. Any help would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do -- besides take Sears to court. -- Aaron Lasenyik, Woodstock, Ga.
A: Sears should have refunded you quickly when you canceled your order. How do I know that? Because it <a href="https://www.sears.com/en_us /dap/layaway.html">says so on its site</a>. But it says you must cancel a contract in the store, in person, and it has to be a full cancellation. "Once you do, you’ll receive a full refund of any payments made to date, minus service and cancellation fees," according to Sears. But were those "service and cancellation" fees the equivalent of your payments? I don't think so. Based on the information on Sears' site, they were reasonable -- between $5 and $20. Sears was definitely stonewalling you on your refund.
Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, which protects credit card customers from fraudulent purchases, you have 60 days to dispute a charge. Unfortunately, you were past your two months, so your bank couldn't help. (Well, technically, it could have, but it wasn't required to help.) Filing a credit card dispute can limit your options, so my advice would be to wait until you have no choice before filing a chargeback.
I probably would have sent a brief, polite email to one of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/sears/">Sears executive contacts</a> I list on my consumer advocacy site. I think they could have resolved this for you quickly. So what went wrong? I contacted Sears, and it turns out that some of its operations in Texas had been disrupted by a storm. A representative found your refund request and
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Why can't I get a refund for my canceled Insight Vacations tour?
When Insight Vacations cancels Lisa Kovens-Harris's National Park tour, she asks for a refund. Why does the company only offer a credit?
Q: My husband and I booked a nine-day land package to see the National Parks in June, 2020, through Insight Vacations. The tour operator canceled, but it refuses to refund the money. It will only offer a future travel credit which expires this year. We booked the travel through our timeshare agency, RCI, and used points for the booking to get a discounted price. After the cancellation, RCI quickly credited the points back to our account, so we are happy with them.
But Insight Vacations will not budge. They say their policy is to only issue a credit. However, we’ve seen on the Better Business Bureau complaint page and on Facebook that they did issue a refund to some people. We may not be able to use a credit in the future. We just want our $5,517 back. -- Lisa KovensHarris, Pikesville, Md. A: I'm sorry your National Park tour didn't happen. It looks like such a fun adventure -- nine days in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. And then the pandemic happened.
Insight Vacations was correct to cancel its tours. And its <a href="https://www.insightvacations.com/us/information/bookingconditions">cancellation policy</a> is clear. If it cancels because of an unforeseen event like a pandemic or natural disaster, it will offer a future travel credit to the value of funds paid to date less any third-party costs. All future travel credits will be valid for 24 months from the date of issue. It isn't clear what the terms were at the time of your purchase. After the pandemic, some tour operators changed their rules to allow them to keep your money. What is clear is that the rules weren't being enforced evenly. You say some customers were getting refunds and wondered why you couldn't. That's a fair question. But I also think there might have been
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The Merchant Who ‘Rebelled’ against England
Although John Hancock was a New England merchant who had become rich in the business of importing (and smuggling) goods from England and other global ports, the British heavy taxation without representation drove him into supporting and participating in the American Revolution. Born Jan. 23, 1737, Hancock was a merchant and prominent patriot who served as president of the S e c o n d Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
From 1760 to 1761, Hancock lived in England while building business relationships with customers and suppliers. Upon returning to Boston, Hancock gradually took over his Uncle Thomas’ House of Hancock and in January 1763, became a full partner. He inherited the business and all its land, which included three household slaves, who continued to work for him. The slaves were eventually freed through the terms of his uncle's will. There is no evidence that John Hancock ever bought or sold slaves. Looking for new sources of revenue because of the Seven Years’ war debt, the British Parliament sought to directly tax the colonies, beginning with the Sugar Act of 1764. The Sugar Act had provoked outrage in Boston, where it was widely viewed as a violation of colonial rights. Colonial leaders like Samuel Adams argued because the colonists were not represented in Parliament, they could not be taxed by that body; only the colonial assemblies, where the colonists were represented, could levy taxes. Hancock was not yet a political activist; however, he criticized the tax for economic, rather than constitutional, reasons. Hancock emerged as a leading political figure in Boston just as tensions with Great Britain were increasing. In March 1765, he was elected as one of Boston's five selectmen, an office previously held by his uncle for many years. Soon after, Parliament passed the 1765 Stamp Act, a tax on legal documents, such as wills, that had been levied in Britain for many years but which was wildly unpopular in the colonies, producing riots and organized resistance. Hancock initially took a moderate position: as a loyal British subject, he thought the colonists should submit to the act, even though he believed that Parliament was misguided. Within a few months, Hancock had
changed his mind, although he continued to disapprove of violence and the intimidation of royal officials by mobs. Hancock joined the resistance to the Stamp Act by participating in a boycott of British goods, which made him popular in Boston Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the 13 Colonies. Down through history John Hancock has been unfairly identified as a smuggler. In 1768 one of his mercantile vessels, the Liberty, loaded with imported goods from England, was confiscated by the British charging him with smuggling, but later the charge was dismissed. Around that time Hancock began dabbling in politics with the guidance of Samuel Adams, and became an influential local politician.
Not only was there little social stigma attached to smuggling in the colonies, in port cities where trade was the primary generator of wealth, smuggling enjoyed considerable community support, and it was even possible to obtain insurance against being caught. Colonial merchants developed an impressive repertoire of evasive maneuvers to conceal the origin, nationality, routes, and content of their illicit cargo. And, much to the frustration of the British authorities, when seizures did happen local merchants were often able to use sympathetic judges to reclaim confiscated goods and have their cases dismissed. Hancock became one of Boston's leaders during the crisis leading to the 1775 outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. He served more than two years in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. In his position of president, he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Since the signing, Hancock is remembered for his large and stylish signature … so much so the term "John Hancock" has become a nickname for one's signature. At the time of the “Declaration’s” signing, one of the congressional members reportedly commented on the size of Hancock’s signature. “I want to make sure ‘Fat George’ can read it,” he reportedly remarked. He returned to Massachusetts and was elected governor of the Commonwealth, serving in that role for most of his remaining years. He used his influence to ensure that Massachusetts ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.
Hancock's political success benefited from the support of Samuel Adams, the clerk of the House of Representatives and a leader of Boston's "popular party," also known as "Whigs" and later as "Patriots". The two men made an unlikely pair. Fifteen years older than Hancock, Adams had a somber, Puritan outlook that stood in marked contrast to Hancock's taste for luxury and extravagance.
Hancock died at the young age of 56 on Oct. 8, 1793. A lavish funeral was given, which was said to be the biggest in the nation up until that time. The date of his passing became a state holiday.
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San Diego County is Being Taken Advantage of
The Federal Government is taking advantage of San Diego County and it shows no sign of stopping. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been briefed on the situation at our Southern Border. After seeing the heartbreaking pictures of kids in cramped quarters and the increased risk of being sexually trafficked, I’ve been deeply troubled by many aspects. After learning that the State and the Federal Government are also refusing to test those entering the United States for COVID-19, I’m worried for the safety of our entire region.
San Diegans have worked so hard to get into the Orange tier, we have put businesses and livelihoods on hold for this pandemic. But in order to get into the yellow tier we need less than 2 people per 100,000 testing positive. With hundreds of untested migrants entering San Diego, it’s inevitable that our numbers will rise. At a recent Board meeting, I made the motion that the County Board of Supervisors write a letter to our federal delegation, and to the White House stating that before any migrants are released into our community, they need to be
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tested and quarantined if positive or exposed.
I’m very proud to jointly author Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) with Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento). AB 22 will phase in Transitional Kindergarten for all California four-year-olds by the 2032-33 school year.
Also, at a May Board meeting, I voted against the County using local tax dollars to provide legal representation to detained immigrants at our border. My reasoning, we don't provide legal representation to American Citizens when it comes to complex issues like the US Tax Court, Medicare hearings, and Social Security hearings. Plus, I believe that the $5 million that is being used for the program could be better spent addressing homelessness, behavioral health, fixing roads or other local issues.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) programs have a major positive impact on all participating students, including language skills for English learners and math skills for low-income students. Too many children enter kindergarten unprepared, but research shows that access to early learning opportunities will enhance social and emotional development for preschoolers, improve kindergarten readiness and help ensure long-term academic success. While TK students out-perform their non-TK peers by as much as six months in some subjects, today only 25% of our four-year-olds – those with fall birthdays -- can enroll in TK. That will change when AB 22 is fully implemented.
My heart breaks for all of the kids and immigrants trying to enter the United States and I believe we should help where we can. But we also must protect our citizens and keep them safe from COVID-19. The border is a Federal issue and compassionate San Diegans are once again having to step up and stop gap a much bigger issue.
Under AB 22, Transitional Kindergarten will be available for all four-year-old students at no cost to their families. Essentially, a new grade level will be added to our K-12 system. Historic rates of declining enrollment have led to an overall
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AB 22 is supported by the Office of The Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, the San Diego Unified School District, the American Academy of Pediatrics, California, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and many more. AB 22 passed the Assembly without opposition on June 2nd, and will now be forwarded to the Senate. Final passage will be a major step toward a brighter educational future for thousands of our children.
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According to a 1999 ADL report, the Klan's estimated size then was "No more than a few thousand, organized into slightly more than 100 units.” In 2017, the SPLC, which monitors extremist groups, estimated there were "at least 29 separate, rival Klan groups currently active in the nation, and they compete for the title of being the true heir to the Ku Klux Klan.” For some time, the Klan's numbers have been steadily dropping. This decline has been attributed to the Klan's lack of competence in the use of the Internet, their history of violence, a proliferation of competing hate groups, and a decline in the number of young racist activists who are willing to join groups at all. However, a 2016 analysis by the SPLC found that hate groups in general were on the rise. Recent Klan membership campaigns have stimulated people's anxieties about illegal immigration, urban crime, civil unions, and same-sex marriage. The Rise and Fall of the White Citizens’ Councils
The Citizens' Councils (commonly referred to as the “White Citizens' Councils,” were/is an associated network of white supremacist, segregationist organizations concentrated in the South and created as part of a white backlash against the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas ruling. The first was formed on July 11, 1954. Membership was about 60,000 members across the South, Groups were founded primarily to oppose racial integration of public schools. They also opposed voter registration efforts in the South where most blacks had been disenfranchised since the turn of the 20th century, and integration of public facilities during the 1950s and 1960s. White Citizen Councils members used intimidation tactics including economic boycotts, firing people from jobs, propaganda, and threatening and committing violence against civil-rights activists. By the 1970s, following passage of federal civil rights legislation and its enforcement by the Federal government, the influence of the White Citizens’ Councils had waned considerably.
Most Southern states enforced racial segregation of all public facilities, but in places where local laws did not require segregation, Jim Crow law harassment enforced it.
Despite civil rights organizations winning some legal challenges, such as the prohibition of white primaries, most southern African-Americans in the 1950s were still disfranchised. They risked retaliation by challenging segregation of seating on buses and at lunch counters, including in department stores. Those risks did not end immediately after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. After passage, within a few months the White Citizens Council attracted new chapters, which were developed beyond Mississippi in the rest of the Deep South. The Council often had the support of the leading white citizens of many communities, including business, law enforcement, civic and sometimes religious leaders, many of whom were members. The Councils published a book entitled “Black Monday.” The book detailed
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their belief African-Americans were inferior to Europeans and the races must remain separate. "If in one mighty voice we do not protest this travesty of justice, we might as well surrender," wrote Mississippi Circuit Court Judge Tom P. Brady, one of the book’s authors.
By the 1970s, the activities of the White Citizens' Councils began to wane. The Council of Conservative Citizens, founded in 1985 by former White Citizens' Council members, continued the agendas of the earlier Councils. Unlike the secretive Ku Klux Klan, but working in unison, the White Citizens Council met openly. It was seen superficially as "pursuing the agenda of the Klan with the demeanor of a Rotary Club.” From October 1954, the Councils published a newsletter, “The Citizens' Council,” which evolved into a magazine and continued to be published until 1989 as “The Citizen.” The White Citizens' Council in Mississippi prevented school integration until 1964. As school desegregation increased in some parts of the South, some communities’ White Citizens' Councils sponsored "Council Schools,” private institutions set up for white children. Such private schools, also called segregation academies, were beyond the reach of the ruling on public schools. Many of these private "segregation academies" continue to operate to this day.
Before the practice was found illegal in a 1963 Federal court case, the Councils pushed a public challenge law allowing two voters to challenge another voter to see if he was lawfully registered, a provision they used to purge the rolls of Black voters. In one Louisana parish 95 percent of Black voters were purged. Similarly, the Councils distributed such pamphlets as "Voter Qualification Laws in Louisiana: The Key to Victory in the Segregation Struggle" to white registrars and required them to participate in mandatory seminars about preventing African-American registration and the purging Black voters. In some states, many leading politicians were members of the Councils, giving the organization immense influence over state legislatures. In Mississippi, the State Sovereignty Commission was established, ostensibly to encourage investment in the state and promote its public image. The state agency shared information with the White Citizens’ Councils that it had collected through its secret police-type investigations and surveillance of integration activists. Dr. M. Ney Williams was both a director of the Citizens' Council and an adviser to Gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi.
Governor Barnett was a member of the Council, as was Jackson Mayor Allen C. Thompson. In 1955, in the midst of the bus boycott seeking integration of seating on city buses, all three members of the Montgomery, Alabama city commission boldly announced on television they had joined the White Citizens' Council. On July 16, 1956, "under pressure from the White Citizens Councils," the Louisiana State Legislature passed a law mandating racial segregation in nearly every aspect of public life; much of the segregation already existed under Jim Crow custom. On July
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San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones Make a Splash in San Marcos!
San Marcos has not one but two community pools to enjoy all summer long! And they are now open! Las Posas Pool at 1387 W. Borden Road features a 25-yard recreational lap pool, splash pad and a picnic area. Woodland Pool at 671 Woodland Parkway offers a 25-meter recreational lap pool, small slide, diving board, picnic area, and even an inflatable obstacle course that is reservable for private parties. The San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department hires and trains the pool staff on safety in and around water throughout the summer. We promote water safety awareness within our department and broader City, so our community can "Be Water Aware" together.
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16, 1956, the bill was signed in law by Gov. Earl Long and went into effect on Oct. 15, 1956.
The Louisiana act read, in part: “An Act to prohibit all inter-racial dancing, social functions, entertainments, athletic training, games, sports, or contests and other such activities; to provide for separate seating and other facilities for white and negroes. … white persons are prohibited from sitting in or using any part of seating arrangements and sanitary or other facilities set apart for members of the negro race. That negro persons are prohibited from sitting in or using any part of seating arrangements and sanitary or other facilities set apart for white persons.”
Major media outlets observed the support Alabama Gov. George Wallace received from groups such as White Citizens' Councils. It has been noted that by 1968, members had infiltrated the Wallace campaign and, while the governor did not openly seek their support, he did not refuse it. In Summary:
Even though the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council have similar goals and beliefs, for the most part the Klan membership was/is peopled with lower-educated members. On the other hand the White Citizens’ Council tends to have membership in a higher social standing and education. In the past, the Klan operated using cruel torture, even death.
The Councils reportedly was/is more sophisticated in their approach. While very little or no violence reportedly was ever used, subtle employment interference, education and political pressures have been employed. Like the Klan, the White Citizens’ Councils have both interfered and/or deprived in the civil rights of law-abiding individuals, ruining and/or taking lives. Unfortunately, bigotry will go on for at least another century. Tom Morrow
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
I know I’ve said this before, but as the mayor, you meet a lot of people and a lot of people want to talk with you. As you might imagine, some want the city to fix something, but the truth is, most of them, actually the vast majority, just want to share an idea with me to improve the city.
I don’t know that I can convey how inspiring it is to talk with our community. I wish everyone had this experience. You would feel like me – grateful. Grateful that I am blessed to live in this community with so many caring people.
In these conversations, there is no partisanship. It is all about our neighbors and their welfare. Normally the theme of gratitude would be appropriate for the Thanksgiving time frame, but I feel it every day here in Escondido. I hope you do too. We really are a city of faith and values. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac
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200 independent computer stores, only The Computer Factory received enough nominations to qualify for the finals. The four finalist in the 2021 San Diego’s Best Computer Store category are: Costco: 173,000 employees Apple: 147,000 employees Best Buy: 101,000 employees
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When asked if she collects anything else, Millie said no, other than a few bobbinghead dolls and some stuffed animals. Magnets, however, have always been a favorite for Millie. Because they are small, they fit into a pocket or purse, and they are also easily manageable. You can move them around easily, rather than having to adjust shelves or move heavy items to put them in a different location or position.
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www. thecomputerfactory.net "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2015-2020" Union Tribune readers poll
David Vs three Goliaths
This year our customers again nominated The Computer Factory in high enough numbers to allow us to qualify for the finals in the Union Tribune’s “San Diego’s Best” contest. While we have qualified for the finals each year since 2015 and even finished first at least once, this year will be a little different. In previous years at least ten businesses qualified for the final month of voting in the “computer store” category. In addition to the usual “Big Box” electronics stores like Best Buy, there were always a handful of small independents computer stores like The Computer Factory. This year, of San Diego County’s over
Actually we had forgotten about the contest until last week. The nomination process ran from February through April and the final voting started in early May and runs to midnight on June 10th. Perhaps it doesn’t seem to be a fair contest between little ole us and those commercial Goliaths but don’t count us out yet. We have a great and loyal following and we are the only real computer store in the bunch. None of the others actually design and build computers (Apple’s are built by Foxxcon in China). When it comes to upgrading and repairing Windows PCs, only Best Buys has local service and their “Geek Squad’s” two star Yelp rating hints at the quality of that effort.
Though the voting ends at midnight on June 10th, the results won’t be announced until the end of August. The contest website can be found at San Diego’s Best – The San Diego Union Tribune. So if you happen to read this before midnight on June 10th you just might get a chance to
The Appraiser’s Corner Magnets
By Jeff Figler
One of the real pleasures of writing this column is that I have the opportunity to view the collections of others.
One collection that is truly remarkable is that of an ninety-five year-old lady from San Diego. For privacy purposes she will be identified only as Millie. Millie collects refrigerator magnets. She is not just a casual collector; she is a serious collector of refrigerator magnets. Millie has decorated almost all of her kitchen refrigerator with her 175 magnets, unless that number has increased recently. What was a plain white refrigerator has been transferred into a multicolor conversational piece. When you open the handle you can’t help but notice Mickey Mouse, the Beatles, Betty Boop, Porky Pig and the Guinness beer pelican. You even notice magnets depicting Alaska, Israel, Germany, and many other sites. Why magnets? Millie responds this way: “I started collecting magnets after a friend went on a vacation fifty years ago, and decided she would like to bring me back
a souvenir. She brought me two magnets and I have been collecting ever since. I placed the magnets on my refrigerator, and whenever my friends or family go to different areas they usually bring me back a magnet or two to add to my collection”. Millie proceeded to say that “when my friend gave me the first two magnets, I thought they were neat. Most of the magnets are small and don’t take up a lot of space. But they really make you smile”.
It was a real pleasure to see how much enjoyment this lady derives from the collection. Millie has fun collecting. That is what it is all about.
Asked if there was a particular order to her arrangement on the refrigerator, she said no. She said that they are not really grouped according to geography or types of animals, but rather they are all mixed together.
Millie takes a lot of pride in her collection, and makes sure that anybody visiting her first sees her magnet collection. She has no concerns about running out of space in the near future. There is always the sides of the refrigerator to fill up.
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 Of course, the magnets bring firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-472back memories. All of them are 3087.
favorites to her. “I could tell you who gave me a particular one. I even buy some myself when I am away from home. If one catches my eye, I’ll buy it”.
we read was "Comical Wit of Stephen Hawking" when I mailed copies to our relatives in the U.K. I got hooked after reading "WWII Heroes Dying Off" and "The Day President Reagan Was Shot." The first time I really read of Coronavirus was in a rare & early Q&A interview with a medical expert which was on your cover in late 2019 when no one really knew much about it. Then last year I first read of "Covid-19 Detector Dogs." We fought back tears reading "The Day the Music Died"(it moved us so much we went to to see the tribute concert at Pala Casino). Then came "Reincarnation" and "Emperor Norton" and "Out of Body Experiences." Your "Mother's Day" story educated me and also made us laugh out loud. Finally, your "Memorial Day" story of American children dying for our Country made us weep, then angry that we never learned this truth in our lives (and I'm a military veteran with tons of books). I guess what I'm trying to say is -- it takes a lot for me to sit down and write this out. Maybe I'll write again, who knows. But if it's not too much to ask, please thank Friedrich Gomez, because he wrote all those stories (and more) which I mentioned. And he made
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Escondido Chamber Events for June - The Escondido Chamber's Business After Five Mixer will be on June 17th, from 5pm to 7pm, IN PERSON, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Celebrate Re-Opening; See Old Friends; Win Prizes; and Enjoy Great Food & Drink.
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me a 'family' of The Paper. All this time & you just never knew it. We are blessed to have a very large family, relatives, and friends here and abroad. And it's long overdue that I finally let you know how you shaped and influenced our lives. One last request: Keep your cover stories strong, and keep the "fluff" pieces for recreational reading inside your beautiful weekly magazine. I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. Just a proud American, speaking his piece. Keep Friedrich Gomez writing as much as you can. You do that, Mr. Davis, and I can assure you, that you'll make a lot of folks out here happy. A lot of us just aren't letterwriters, but we are strong in numbers. We're just a quiet majority these days. And by the way, Mr. Gomez's cover story "The Battle for the Soul of America" is framed (under glass) and hanging on our
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living room wall. Right next to the American flag. God bless you and your kinfolk, rMr.• Davis.e And that's n a fact. Give Friedrich Gomez a hug from all of us. From Anthony Logan (First Time Fan Letter) & family & friends. We live scattered, Valley Center, Escondido, Poway, Oceanside, and Encinitas. From Arlene
Lyle, while I absolutely love what you have done in The Paper with the inside pages, such as all the exciting new feature columns & inside storylines, I think the front covers should remain the way you have traditionally used it for: newsbreaking historical pieces, powerful factual excursions, original topical coverage such as your Memorial Day (most original I've ever read) and the historical (and humorous) Mother's Day, which everyone is still raving about! This is what made you mainstream famous, both here and online. But fictional pieces and "creative writing" is something we find on millions of library shelves across the country in over abundance. It's the 'easy' way out to publish such prose, but The Paper was/is at its best with "unpredictable" and "original" electrifying cover stories. The current cover story "The Graduate" by Sean Dietrich is wonderful "retrospective romanticism" and should have been an inside feature story. We dearly love the groundbreaking covers of the recent past. We were "always" in suspense each week, and it pains me to compose this critique, but as a former English teacher I always taught my pupils to be honest, even if they were chastised for sharing their beliefs. -- Arlene Ann Tibbets Family, friends, social club members of North County.
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHAEL R. LEWIS Case No. 37-2021-00021998 PR-LA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Division To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Michael R. Lewis, Michael Lewis, Michael Robert Lewis. A petition for probate has been filed by Samantha Lewis in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Samantha Lewis be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: July 29, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. . Dept: 503 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: J. Mark McNeill, Esq. 11848 Bernardo Plaza Ct. Ste 210 San Diego, CA. 92128 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Jose Luis Briceno aka Jose L. Briceno Case No. 37-2021-00019676-PR-LA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 San Diego Judicial District - Probate Division To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Jose Luis Briceno aka Jose L. Briceno. A petition for probate has been filed by Gloria B. Zamora in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Gloria B. Zamora be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: August 17, 2021 Time: 11 a.m. Dept: 504 Room: online/Virtual Hearing Address of court: Other:
Virtual Hearing: www.sdcourt.ca.gove/ProbateVirtualHearings
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Janet H. McDonough 1901 First Avenue, Suite 185 San Diego, Ca. 92101 (Phone) 619.234.6534 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009861 The name of the business: 101 Dog Trainer, located at 1832 Corte Amarillo, Oceanside, Ca. 92056.
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.
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.
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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9009897 The name of the business: J. Leon Construction, located at 4785 N. River Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92057.
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..
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 2021-9010828 The name of the business: Autohaus, located at 7490 Opportunity Road, Suite 3305, San Diego, CA. 92111. Registrant Information Representing Athletes Worldwide LLC 1198 Pacific Coast Highway D271 Seal Beach, CA. 90740 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ R. A. Kreindel, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/01/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 07/01/2021
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 Presidio 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 BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9010544 The name of the business: Champine Manor, located at 1725 Tomacco Road, Escndido, Ca. 92026. RegistrantInformation Kind Nest Living, Inc. 1727 Tobacco Road Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Bernadette R. Austria, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/26/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 07/01/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2021-9010041 The name of the business: Austria Manor, located at 1725 Tobacco Road, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: Kindnest Living, Inc. 1727 Tobacco Road Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a.. /s/ Bernadette R. Austria, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/19/2021 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24/2021 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 Oceanside 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 2021-9007379 The name of the business: Halcyon Properties, located at 928 Vista 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 2021-9010936 The name of the business: CMB Recovery, Inc.; Lenders Recovery Service, located at 9558 Camino Ruiz, Suite B, San Diego, CA. 92126. Registrant Information CMB Recovery, Inc. 9558 Camino Ruiz, Suite B San Diego, Ca. 92126 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 4/11/2016 /s/ Chad Buchanan, President. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/02/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 07/01/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9008778 The name of the business: 760 Fine Cuisine; Seven Six Zero Fine Cuisine, locaed 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 2021-9010559 The name of the business: Alex Miller Arachitecs; AMA, located at 31517 Cottontail Lane, Bonsall, CA. 92003. Registrant Information: Alex Miller Architects, APC 31517 Cottontail Lane Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is operated by a Professional Corporation. First day of business 5/01/2021 /s/ Alexander Miller, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/26/2021 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 7/01/2021
STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9009965 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Inflow Social Media Marketing. THE ORIGINAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 10/15/2019 and assigned File No. 2019-9025076. LOCATED AT 260 Roma Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069. THE FOLLOWING PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Noahallaha Shalabi 260 Roma Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdeameanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /s/ Noahallaha Shalabi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/18/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 7/01/2021
ORDER ORDER TO TO SHOW SHOW CAUSE CAUSE FOR FOR CHANGE CHANGE OF OF NAME NAME 37-2021-00018649-CU-PT-CTL 37-2021-00018649-CU-PT-CTL TO TO ALL ALL INTERESTED INTERESTED PERSONS: PERSONS: Petitioner Petitioner Nafize Nafize Sharifi Sharifi filed filed aa petition petition with with this this court court for for aa decree decree changing changing names names as as follows: follows: Present Present name: name: Nafize Nafize Sharifi Sharifi to to Proposed Proposed name name Nafize Nafize Sharifa. Sharifa. THE THE COURT COURT ORDERS ORDERS that that all all persons persons interested interested in in this this matter matter shall shall appear appear before before this this court court at at the the hearing hearing indicated indicated below below to to show show cause, cause, ifif any, any, why why the the petition petition for for change change of of name name should should not not be be granted. granted. Any Any person person objecting objecting to to the the name name changes changes described described above above must must file file aa written written objections objections that that includes includes the the reareasons sons for for the the objection objection at at least least two two court court days days before before the the matter matter is is scheduled scheduled to to be be heard heard and and must must appear appear at at the the hearing hearing to to show show cause cause why why the the petition petition should should not not be be granted. granted. If If no no written written objection objection FICTITIOUS BUSINESS is is timely timely filed, filed, the the court court may may grant grant the the NAME petition petition without without aaSTATEMENT hearing. hearing. #2021-9010291 NOTICE NOTICE OF OF HEARING: HEARING: The name the 2021 business: HH Date: Date: June June of17, 17, 2021 8:30a.m., 8:30a.m., Cards n 101. Toys, located at 748 Department Department 101. Avenida Amigo, Marcos, Ca. The The address address of of the theSan court court is: is: Central Central Division, Division, Hall of of Justice, Justice, 330 330 W. W. 92069. Hall Broadway, Broadway, San Diego, Diego, CA. CA. 92101. 92101. RegistrantSan Information: A A copy copy Vinh of of the theTrinh Order Order to to Show Show Cause Cause Phuoc shall shall be be published published at at least least once once each each 748 Avenida Amigo week week for four four successive successive weeks weeks prior prior to to Samfor Marcos, CA. 92069 the the date date set set for for hearing hearing on on the the petition petition This business is operated by an in in the the following following newspaper newspaper of of general general individual. circulation, circulation, printed printed in in this this county: county: San San First day of business 1/02/2021 Marcos Marcos News News Reporter, Reporter, dba, dba, The The Paper, Paper, /s Phuoc Trinh 845 845 W. W. San SanVinh Marcos Marcos Blvd, Blvd, San San MApril MApril Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., 28, 28, 2021. 2021. County A. of /s/Lorna /s/Lorna A.Clerk/Recorder Slksne Slksne Judge Judge of of San the the Diego 5/24/2021 Superior Superioron Court Court 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 6/24/2021 5/6, 5/6, 5/13, 5/13, 5/20 5/20 and and& 5/27/2021 5/27/2021
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing telephonically at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Project No.: SP20-0001, GPA20-0001, CUP20-0004, V20-0001, and ND20-008. Applicant: Breakers Real Estate (Creekside Assisted Living) Request: Request for review of a proposed 3-story, 138-unit assisted living and memorycare facility on a 3.78-acre property in the Heart of the City Specific Plan Area – Commercial (SPA-C) Zone. Project includes an amendment of the Heart of the City Specific Plan and a General Plan Amendment to remove the Richmar Specific Plan subplan designation of the property and remove the Richmar Avenue bridge from Mobility Element maps; a Conditional Use Permit for review of the project design; and a Variance for setback reduction. Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND20-008) was prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: Southeast corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Richmar Avenue, more particularly described as Portion of Lot 1 and all of Lot 2, Block 60 of Map No. 806, Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220063-03-00 & 220-063-05-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen, Associate Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3236, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N25-20: Members of the San Marcos Planning Commission and staff may participate in this meeting via a teleconference. In the interest of reducing the spread of COVID-19, member of the public are encouraged to submit comments via email. The telephone number and access code to attend the meeting will be included in the Planning Commission Agenda posted on the City’s website the week prior to the meeting. Please visit: https://www.sanmarcos.net/departments/cityclerk/commissions-boardscommittees/planning-commission. All relevant project plans, reports, and resolutions will also be posted on the City’s website a week before the hearing date and project presentations will be posted the day of the public hearing. To provide comments on the project during the hearing, follow instructions below. Public Comment: To submit a comment in writing, please email email@example.com and write “Public Comment” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include project number SP20-0001 and/or the title of the item as well as your comments. If you would like comment to be read out loud at the meeting (not to exceed 3 minutes), please write “Read Out Loud at Meeting” at the top of the email. Comment emails will be accepted until the end of comment period of the public hearing on this project. Comments can also be submitted via telephone, by calling (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 and leaving a message indicating that you are “providing public comment SP200001,” and then state your comments. All comments received via email will be
included in the Public Hearing for the item. Any comments received via telephone by 4 p.m. on June 21, 2021 will also be included in the Public Hearing. Notice: The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 06/10/21.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9010287 The name of the business: Susie’s Registration Service, located at 257 N. Emerald Dr #B, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information Susan and Carl Dumala 1758 Promenade Cir Vista, CA. 92083 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 7/01/2020. /s/ Susan and Carl Dumala Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/24/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 07/01/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011366 The name of the business: Hair by Laura, located at 180 Hacienda Dr., Ste 18, Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information Laura Jean Smith 1738 #145 Elfin Forest Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/Laura Jean Smith Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/07/2021. 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 7/01/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The name of the business: Hair Studio
Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92056
Veronica Colette Dabney 1115 Geronimo Place Vista, CA. 92084
This business is operated by an individual.
First day of business 12/14/17 /s/ Veronica Colette Dabney
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
Clerk/Recorder of San
Diego on 6/07/2021.
6/10, 6/17, 6/24 & 07/01/2021
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
ProSource Restoration, located at
960 Lupine Hills Dr. #57, Vista, Ca. 92081.
Registrant Information Glenn, Robert, Wells
96 Lupine Hills Dr. #57 Vista, CA. 92081
This business is operated by an individual.
First day of business n/a
/s/ Glenn, Robert, Wells
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
Clerk/Recorder of San
Diego on May 10/2021.
5/20, 5/27, 6/03 & 6/10/2021
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