June 18, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 25
FICTION By Thomas Calabrese
Steve Whitman was a three sport athlete, in football, basketball and baseball at El Camino High School in Oceanside, California. He was also an excellent student so when he was a senior in high school in 1980, he formally requested a letter of nomination from his congressional representative, Congressman Ron Packard to attend the Air Force Academy. Steve was accepted and left for Colorado Springs. After receiving his commission as a second lieutenant and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, Steve was sent to flight The Paper - 760.747.7119
school at Laughlin Air Force base in Texas.
Ten years had passed since he left home and Steve was at his second duty station at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received word that his father Stuart had suffered a heart attack so he quickly requested 30 days emergency leave and left to be with his family. Stuart Whitman was at home recovering from heart surgery that was performed at Tri City Medical Center when his son arrived, “I told your mom not to call you. This was just a minor medical issue.”
Lucy Whitman immediately protested, “Minor! Is that what you said? The doctor said you could have died. Does that sound minor to you?”
Stuart Whitman shrugged, “Doctors like to give the worst case scenarios and then when things naturally work out, they can take credit for it. It’s an old trick.” “Listen to your dad, everything is a conspiracy to him,” Lucy laughed.
Steve knows what I’m talking about, I bet that you’ve seen UFO’s and when you reported it, the CIA told
you that it was top secret,” Stuart nodded knowingly.
“That’s exactly what happened, how did you know,” Steve smiled; “How long are you staying?” Lucy asked her son.
“I’ve got 30 days, but I can put in for more if you need me,” Steve replied.
“Can the Air Force get by without you for that long?” Stuart asked. “The first thing that you learn in the military is that everybody has some value, but nobody is indispensable,”
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Steve smiled, “They’ll make do”.
“You must be hungry,” Lucy said.
“Why? Do you hear my stomach rumbling?” Steve smiled.
“I just got this recipe for chile relleno burritos, how does that sound?” “Like music to my ears.”
Over the next few days, Steve spent most of his time just hanging around the house, playing with the family’s chocolate Labrador, Molly, helping his mom run errands or watching television with his father. He started to get restless so he went to Planet Fitness on Oceanside Boulevard and bought a month long membership. Steve felt kind of guilty about taking leave from the military to visit his parents and then going places so he planned his activities before his parents got up in the morning or after they went to bed. Being an early riser and routine oriented person by nature, Steve put in a mental request to awaken at 3:30am. He would get dressed and quietly leave the house. There were only a few people at Planet Fitness at 4 am and when Steve finished his workout ninety minutes later around 5:30 AM he was both exhausted and hungry. By the time he made it back to the house his parents were just getting up. Around mid-morning he would doze off in the recliner while watching daytime news shows in the family room. During his second week in Oceanside, Steve became aware of a woman who had been at the fitness
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By an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher.
I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.
When I was a kid, I loved showand-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome. Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.
center every morning since he began going. She looked vaguely familiar, but he could not put a name to her face. The woman had her headphones on, was laser focused and emitted the unmistakable vibe that she was not there to talk or socialize. Steve accepted the fact that he might never know who she was. One afternoon, Lucy approached her son, “The Webbs invited us for an early dinner. Do you think that you could take Molly to the dog park around 5:00 pm?” “Sure, no problem.”
“Once you get to the park, you can let her off leash to play with her friends.” “Affirmative,” Steve acknowledged.
When he arrived at Palisades Park, there were already about a dozen dogs running around, Steve unleashed Molly and she was off like a rocket and in a less than a minute she was in the midst of the canine chaos. Steve walked over to a bench and sat down. It was a warm Southern California day with a gentle breeze and he was content to just sit back and watch the dogs play. A woman came through the gate, released her shepherd mix then walked over to the bench where Steve was sitting and sat down next to him. Neither person spoke for a few minutes until the woman said, “You don’t remember me, do you?” Steve took a closer look at the dark haired woman and suddenly it dawned on him, “Do you go to Planet Fitness in the mornings?” “ Yes, do you?”
She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.'
'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'
She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement. 'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.) 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)
'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)
“I saw you there yesterday,” Steve admitted. The woman hesitantly admitted, “You could be standing right next to me and I would not have noticed you. Because of my hectic schedule I’ve conditioned myself to stay focused on only what I’m doing.”
“I think you’ve got me,” Steve admitted, “Want to give me a hint?
“I thought pilots were supposed to have good eyesight,” The woman teased. “It’s not my eyesight, it is my memory. How did you know I was pilot?”
“You’ve got that faraway gaze, now take a closer look,” The woman moved within several inches of Steve’s face. So close that he could smell her coconut scented shampoo. Steve stared at the woman’s face and immediately determined one thing; she looked even better up close. Finally a light went off in his brain, “Teresa Mendoza?” “ Yeah,” Teresa smiled. “How long has it been, seven, eight years?” Steve asked. “Closer to ten, we graduated in 1980, it is now 1990,” Teresa stated. “Time has been good to you, that’s for sure,”
“That’s nice of you to say,” Teresa smiled, “By the way, how did you like the chile relleno burritos?” “What?”
'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there in the first place.' Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's Showand-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along. •••• The mother-in-law arrives home from the shops to find her son-inlaw boiling angry and hurriedly packing his suitcase. "What happened?" she asks anxiously.
"What happened! I'll tell you what happened. I sent an email to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. I get home... and guess what I found? Yes, your daughter, my Jean, with a naked guy in our marital bed! This is unforgiveable, the end of our marriage. I'm done. I'm leaving forever!" "Calm down, calm down!" says his mother-in-law. "There is something very odd going on here. Jean would never do such a thing! There must
“When your mom told me that you were coming into town, I gave her that recipe. I remembered that you once told me how much you liked them,” Teresa looked at her watch, “I need to go, but when you see me at the fitness center come over and say hello. For some people I’m willing to break my routine,” Teresa called to her dog, “Sammy, time to go!” When his parents returned home from their dinner engagement, Steve mentioned, “I saw Teresa Mendoza at the dog park, she looked a lot different from the way I remembered her.”
Stuart interjected, “That isn’t the only thing that changed, she turned her entire life around, a complete 180.” Lucy continued, “After high school, she started hanging out with a bad crowd then got married to a Marine and that barely lasted a year.”
Stuart added, “I don’t know what the crisis point for her was, but maybe she came to the inevitable conclusion that if she was going to support herself then she’d better have a skill, if she didn’t want to work at minimum wage jobs for the rest of her life.” “So what is she doing now?” Steve asked.
“She just started her residency as an ophthalmologist at UCSD and finished college in three years at the top of her class,” Lucy answered, “Her parents have helped out a lot by letting her live at home so she could
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be a simple explanation. I'll go speak to her immediately and find out what happened."
Moments later, the mother-in-law comes back with a big smile.
" I told you there must be a simple explanation .....she didn't receive your E-mail!" •••• The middle-aged couple had finally learned how to send and receive texts on their cell phones.
The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she'd send her husband a text while she was out of the house having coffee with a friend. She texted: If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you. The husband, being a no-nonsense sort of guy, texted back: I'm on the toilet. Please advise. (Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it?) •••• Lawrence Peter Berra played Major League Baseball for 19 years for
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is connected to the landing strip with a taxiway. The residential airpark was developed in 1964 by Clark Blackinton who named the street Airflight Drive. It covers 55 acres. Some residents have commuted to work such as two pilots who would fly from Blackinton to their job at major airlines at LAX. The field is also available for use by emergency services such as the Sheriff's Department, U.S. Forest Service and an air ambulance. The odd name Horsethief Canyon shows
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Mystery Airport, Horse Theft Solved in New History Q&A - Questions about a hidden airport and horse thieves are featured in this week's question-and-answer installment from the Valley Center History Museum. While the museum remains temporarily closed, inquiries are being accepted by mail, email, and telephone with responses published in this space. Some questions were asked at a recent virtual speaking engagement. Here is part 8 in the series. All data is from the Valley Center Historical Society. To solve a local mystery, send an inquiry to email@example.com or call (760) 749-2993. A museum volunteer is on site at various hours during the week and responds to all inquiries. Driving along Old Castle Road, I occasionally see small airplanes landing in a hidden landing strip. I also see what looks like a small airplane sign on the road. Where are they headed? Answer: This is the Blackinton Airport, a private 2,150-foot air field where 12 homeowners can literally park their planes in the driveway of their home. Each house
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focus on her studies, but it is still very impressive what she has accomplished.” During the beginning of the week, Steve saw Teresa at the fitness center in the morning and they exchanged brief greetings, but on the third day she motioned to the treadmill next to hers, “Care to join me?” They ran side by side for 30 minutes and as they were leaving, Teresa mentioned, “See you at the dog park around five?” “Yeah sure, I’ll be there.”
Steve and Teresa were seeing each other twice a day and they enjoyed each other’s company. While walking around the dog park one afternoon, Teresa inquired, “When are you leaving?” “My flight back to Hawaii leaves a week from tomorrow.”
Teresa was obviously disappointed, “Would you like to come over for a home cooked dinner this Saturday evening?”
“I would, thanks for asking,” Steve answered.
Teresa opened the door and Steve entered and looked around, “In all the years that we’ve known each other and lived in the same neighborhood, I think this is the first time that I’ve been in your house.” “It wasn’t like we traveled in the same circles when we were in high
sioner Pete Rozelle in the paper this week about the opening of the stadium in Mission Valley in 1967. Didn't he live in Valley Center?
Answer: It was his brother Richard, a real estate broker, who lived here. Pete, in fact, was known to visit Valley Center including a reported trip to the home of Fred Biletnikoff who bought a home on Banbury Drive after he retired. Biletnikoff spent 14 seasons as a wide receiver with the Oakland Raiders before moving here. On another occasion, the owner of the former Valley Center Motel said Rozelle was an overnight guest at the lodge in 1977. If anyone knows who has possession of the motel's guest register, they are asked to contact the History Museum. After the motel closed, it was converted into commercial space and presently houses several businesses including Valley Center Barbershop and a dance studio.
What's Up Downtown Oceanside - The Oceanside Public Library's Summer Reading Program "Dig Deeper, Oceanside, runs now through August 8. All kinds of fun online programs and activities are planned for all ages, along with book discussions, to help you discover more about a wide variety of topics, as well as Oceanside. Then on June 20th, Dig Deeper into Oceanside History with Historical Society Historian Kristi Hawthorne, as part of the Summer Reading program. From 10:30am11:30am, Hawthorne will present some lesser known historical facts and tidbits that she has found in her 30+ years of research through the Library's historic newspaper collection.
Residents of the unusual residential airpark in Valley Center pose in 1990 next to a Piper Cub with their home in the background.
up on contemporary maps and on an old signpost near my home off Paradise Creek Lane. Any meaning to this?
Answer: In the late 19th century, a good horse was as prized as a modern-day automobile. So when horse fancier Alexander Stewart, who ran a Valley Center horseshoe shop, discovered that someone had stolen his prize Dobbin, the law began a search and found the thieves' hideout and named the space Horse Thief Canyon (later contracted to today's name). Stewart had come from Nova Scotia to Valley Center in 1880 and was a pioneer in the good old horse-and-buggy era. There is also a trail named Horse Thief within Hellhole Canyon County Preserve. I saw the name of the late NFL commis-
school. You were into athletics and academics and I was more into partying and having a good time,” Teresa lamented, “You wouldn’t have had any reason to come over besides I would have been a bad influence on you.”
“Not to change the subject.” Steve commented, “But where are your parents?” “They went out for a dinner and a movie,” Teresa answered. “So we’re all alone?” Steve asked.
“Not quite,” Teresa called out, “Johnny, come over here.” A seven-year boy got up from the couch, walked in and Teresa introduced him, “This is my son.” Steve extended his hand, “A pleasure to meet you.” The little boy shook it, “A pleasure to meet you too, sir.”
Teresa gave Steve a warning, “I have priorities in my life right now; my son, my family and my career in that order, and I’m not going to alter my list. Everything and everybody else is either a diversion or a distraction.”
“That makes sense, I’d feel the same way if I was in your position,” Steve asked, “Two questions and be completely honest.” “What are they?” “First one, am I a distraction or a diversion?”
“That’s a problem; I’m still trying to figure out what you are. Right now you’re on the good friend list with the
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potential of being something else,” Teresa responded in frustration.
“Will Johnny be joining us for dinner?” Steve asked. “Is that your second question?”
“It was going to be; but I’ve got a different one now. Is your son here because you actually wanted me to meet him or because you wanted to see my reaction when I saw him?” Steve asked.
“Both, I can fix him a plate and he can eat in his bedroom if you don’t want him to sit with us. You’re my guest and I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable.”
“Don’t do that, I’d like to get know him,” Steve answered with genuine sincerity.
The atmosphere at dinner was lighthearted and playful. Johnny must have asked a hundred questions about the Air Force and flying and Steve answered each one in as much detail as the little boy could comprehend. When it started to get late, Teresa reminded her son, “Time for bed.”
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Congratulations Graduates! Good Job Youth Members! - The Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside are so proud of all of you! Even though this wasn't the year you hoped for, it was definitely a year to remember. We are so proud of all of our youth members for making the best of a bad situation and we are especially proud of our 2020 Graduates. We've put together a short video to Celebrate You! It includes a send off from Jodi Diamond, CEO, a fun message from Dr. Vitale, OUSD Superintendent, and some great pics from the school year. Enjoy: Visit here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ac8pAQq IZw7LSay7aKbSo0aq0eyfoAyT/view?fbc
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room and then returned, “He told me that he really likes you.”
“I think he’s just interested in planes and faraway places,” Steve shrugged.
“He’s usually very cautious and reserved around strangers. If he didn’t like you, there is nothing you could have said or done to get him to stick around. ” “I don’t have much experience around kids so as a pilot I just winged it,” Steve smiled, “I’m glad it worked.” “ You know what that tells me?” Teresa asked. “What?”
“That you are a good man,” Teresa smiled.
“I’ll make a deal with you, you go to bed like your mom says and I’ll stop by tomorrow,” Steve said, “That will give you all night to think up more questions.
When it came time for Steve to return to the Air Force, Teresa volunteered to take him to the San Diego Airport for his flight to Honolulu, Hawaii. They didn’t speak much along the way until Teresa exited the freeway and then she spoke what was on her mind, “Everything in our lives should tell us that this will never work. We live in different places and our careers don’t mesh. This was a nice few weeks and I’m glad we got to spend some time together, but the timing is all wrong for us.” “You must have been rehearsing that the whole way down here,” Steve replied. “It was clear, concise and to
Teresa walked her son to his bed-
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“Can’t I stay up a little longer?” Johnny pleaded.
“Promise?” Johnny asked. “You’ve got my word.”
The Paper • Page 4 • June 18, 2020 VICTIM FATALLY STABBED IN ESCONDIDO
On 06-09-20 at approximately 7:54 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a male victim seen lying down in the alley of the 500 block of W. 7th Ave in Escondido. One caller reported that it appeared that the victim had been beaten and a second caller reported that they appeared to be deceased. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim in the alley who was unresponsive. Police discovered that the victim had sustained multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. The victim died at the scene from his injuries. Police detectives executed a search warrant at a nearby residence believed to be linked to the homicide. We are seeking information from the public regarding the circumstances of the homicide and help in identifying any potential witnesses or suspects involved in the fatal stabbing.
The events leading up to the stabbing and any potential motives are still under investigation; however, it is being investigated as a gang motivated crime. No arrests have been made at this time. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the family. Anyone with information about the
homicide is encouraged to call the police department or the anonymous number listed below. Please follow the police department via Facebook at www.facebook.com/EscondidoPoli ce and Twitter and Instagram (@EscondidoPolice). Text EscondidoPD to 888777 for community alerts from Nixle.
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. Vista Planning Commission Considers four story, 121 room Hotel
on 2.56 acres of vacant land located at 760 Shadowridge Drive (APN 217-023-37-00). The City has determined that this project is exempt from further environmental review in accordance with Section 15315 (Minor Land Division) and Section 15332 (Infill Projects) of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines. Commission recommendations to the City Council will be published once received by The Paper. Cruisin’ Grand™ Escondido’s2020 season has postponed its 21st Year as the region’s premier weekly classic car cruise.
Planning Commission of the Chartered City of Vista, California, held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 6:00 PM, to receive and consider all evidence and reports relative to the following matters:
The iconic Every Friday night event normally starting April 3rd through September 25th, and gnerally acknowledged to be the “Largest Weekly Car Cruise West of the Mississippi,” has been adversely impacted by the COVID19 crisis and is regrouping. Once plans are complete and a new starting date determine The Paper will gladly publish all details.
A request for a Site Development Plan, Special Use Permit, Minor Use Permit, and Tentative Parcel Map to develop a 121-room, fourstory hotel with associated improvements and the sale of beer and wine for on-site consumption
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Man About Town
Kudos to Tom!
Congratulations on finding Tom Celebrese. His debut feature article "Mustang Sally" was terrific. He paints great word pictures and his subject empathy is palpable. We look forward to hearing a lot more from Tom. There is an old saying "Go tell it to the Marines." I suspect that the real basis for this is that no one tells a better story than we Marines. Just ask Pete Peterson. Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory San Marcos, CA.
shocked to learn that a local real estate agent, Beni Martinez, appears to have confronted an Escondido police officer and harassed him repeatedly. As you will see on the embedded video below, the officer greets Mr. Martinez with an extended, open hand, offering to shake hands. That was rejected and then Mr. Martinez began the harrassment. He is protected by the Constitutional right of free speech. That Constitutional right also gives him the right to act like a first class jerk. He exercised the right to be a jerk with great energy.
If I were a young man or woman trying to decide what career to pursue . . . the last one I would entertain is that of law enforcement. On the surface, it looks pretty good. Good pay, job security, excellent pension.
I’m not in the market to buy or sell real estate but if the time ever comes the last person I would consider listing with is Beni Martinez and/or the firm with which he is associated. I believe that is also my constitutional right.
That's the way it used to be.
Today, a cop is subject to taunting, ridicule, being spat upon, having rocks, bricks and bottles thrown at him or her, inability to enforce the law, political restrictions that make the job more and more unattractive, possible disciplinary action for taking affirmative action in the interruption of what he or she, on the scene, perceives as either a breaking of the law or a threat to human
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safety or property damage.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.
Law Enforcement is likely to have great difficulty recruiting the brightest and best of our younger generation. There are
just too many business and job opportunities out there that competes with law enforcement for talent, most of which do not have the emotional and physical demands of Law Enforcement. ••••• In a related item, I was
And I woud exercise it. With great satisfaction.
Please go to the Youtube website and view the video for yourself and then decide if you, too, would choose to decline Mr. Martinez real estate services. The video:
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Father’s Day Celebration Cont. from Page 3 the point, but was void of any emotion. Here’s the way I look at our situation; I don’t know what the future holds in store for us, but I do know that I care about you. I know what’s it’s like to work for things that I value and that good things don’t always come easy. You are both of those things to me, well I guess that’s all I have to say.” Teresa pulled over to the curb in front of Terminal 2 and Steve got out of the car, removed his suitcase from the backseat and set it down. He walked around to the driver’s side window and kissed Teresa passionately on the lips, “I’ll be in touch,” and disappeared into the crowd.
Over the next six months, Steve and Teresa kept in touch by phone and email. Maybe fate was smiling on them because Steve received orders for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base which was located 165 miles from Oceanside. In partnership with several other pilots, Steve purchased a two engine Cessna and began flying to visit Teresa when their schedules permitted. Three years into their dating, Teresa finished her residency and was now in private practice with several other surgeons. “Would you ever consider marrying me if I asked you?” Steve playfully inquired as they sat on the bench at the dog park. “I probably would,” Teresa coyly answered.
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The problem is, you have an overwhelming desire to shoot these lousy bastards. They are not protesters exercising their right of free speech. They are looters, vandals, and deserve to be shot. The greater problem is, if you shoot them then YOU are in trouble with the law. You are allowed shoot one of these SOB's if they are attacking you with a knife, gun, brick, any implement that causes you to fear for your life, or that of your family. In that event you can shoot the idiot right square in the chest and you are probably not going to be arrested and/or prosecuted.
This information confirmed by Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso. ••••• On a happier note we are pleased to tell you about friends of ours who have reopened their businesses and are good friends of The Paper.
We will be listing a great many of them in next week’s issue. Scrape the cobwebs off your wallet and get out and support these folks!
Steve pulled out a ring from his pocket and before he could speak, Teresa said, “Consider it considered..yes.” Seven years after their wedding, Johnny graduated from El Camino High School and began attending Mira Costa Junior College, but instead of transferring to a four year university after getting his Associates Degree, he joined the Air Force and applied for parasrescue training. During this same time frame Steve’s career took him to Aviano Air Base in Italy for three years. Steve and Teresa worked out a travel plan where they alternated visiting each other every three months.
Steve applied to fly the SR-71 a long range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft attached to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, located 8 miles east of Marysville, California. When he was accepted for the 18 months assignment, Steve contacted Teresa with the news, “This will be my last duty station. I’ve got enough time in to retire and one of my buddies is currently flying a corporate jet for a software company in Carlsbad. He wants to be near his daughter who lives in Florida and is moving there the end of next year. I’ve talked to the company and sent them my resume, and they’re going to let me take his place. Their jet is based at the Carlsbad Airport and the executives only fly several times a months.” “Is this what you want?” Teresa asked.
“My time has come; do you think that you can get used to me being around more often?” Steve added, “I don’t want to cramp your freewheeling lifestyle.” “If you’re going to be around more, then I think it’s time for me to cut back on my schedule too.”
Three months later, one of his fellow SR-71 pilots, Lt. Colonel Rick Jason was flying a routine mission in the Middle East and became ill when an oxygen tank malfunctioned. He was forced to make an emergency landing in Iraq and was immediately hospitalized. Spy planes were highly secretive and it was imperative that it be returned to its home base as quickly as possible. A team of technicians had already been dispatched to Al Asad Airbase to make the necessary repairs and it was placed under 24 hour guard in a secluded hangar. General Stewart called Lt. Colonel Steve Whitman into his office, “I know you were planning on going home this weekend, but we have a problem and I need you.”
“My wife is a surgeon so she knows that plans are always subject to change when emergencies arise,” Steve replied, “What is the mission, sir?
“I need you over in Iraq fast. You’ll be flying an F-16 Falcon over and then bringing our blackbird back. Flight operations are waiting for you. I’ve also got your retirement paperwork in my desk drawer. If you are having any second thoughts,I can still give it back, otherwise I’ll send it in.”
“No second or third thoughts, I’ve been away from home much too long,” Steve answered, “Teresa is the ultimate military wife, always putting her needs behind those of the country and the Air Force. It is my time to put
her first for a change.”
“Actually there is another thing, “Your son is building quite a reputation in Pararescue. You should be proud,” General Stewart said. “He’s like his mother, always rises to the occasion,” Steve said.
“You might have had a little to do with how he turned out.”
Despite cruising at Mach 2, Steve found himself searching for more power after being accustomed to the SR-71,and its speed of Mach 3 plus. He was descending from 30,000 feet as he entered Iraqi airspace when his plane was struck by a surface to air missile. ISIS fighters had just received a shipment of portable missile launchers from the North Koreans and Steve was unlucky enough to be the first one targeted. The F-16 immediately went into catastrophic failure and Steve barely had enough time to radio a Mayday before ejecting. A Seal Team on a reconnaissance patrol was immediately diverted to the crash site when they came across a group of enemy fighters heading to the same destination. After a brief and fierce firefight they reached the downed aircraft. Master Chief Naeler radioed in with a status report, “Pilot is not in the aircraft, we will immediately start a grid search.”
American units conducted an extensive search for the Air Force pilot for an entire week before calling it off. Two years passed and the official term for Lt. Colonel Steven Whitman was missing in action. Teresa was devastated and struggled to make it through each day at her medical office. Johnny Mendoza was also heartbroken and found that the best way to deal with his grief was to focus on his career. When Delta Force operatives raided an ISIS stronghold, they found some valuable Intel. When General Stewart was notified, he went to the Whitman home in Oceanside. When Teresa opened the front door, she was startled and apprehensive to see her husband’s former commanding officer, not knowing whether he had good or bad news, “Good evening General.” “I have some information about Steve, we think we might know where he is.” General Stewart then proceeded to explain how Delta Force found information on a laptop about an American pilot being held in a prison in Iran. “You think it’s Steve?” Teresa asked nervously.
“He’s the only pilot that we have missing at this time. It’s the best lead we’ve had so far.” “You’re going after him, aren’t you? Teresa inquired. “Absolutely, a rescue mission is being planned right now,” General Stewart promised.
“Keep me posted,” Teresa could tell that General Stewart had something else on his mind, “I’m appreciative that you came here to tell me in person, but there is something else, isn’t there?” “ This is a strongly defended installation and the men that are going after Steve are elite top tier operatives. There are risks involved, just like any
other mission behind enemy lines,” General Stewart continued, “I could assign Johnny be part of the rescue team, but then you would have two in harm’s way instead of just one. I won’t do that without your consent.”
Teresa held her emotions in check, then responded from her heart, “There’s a special bond between Steve and Johnny and one of the things that both my men have in common is doing their patriotic duty. Not a day goes by that I’m not aware of risks and loss. My husband has been gone for almost two years and this is the first news that I’ve gotten that he still might be alive. On the other hand Johnny puts his life on the line to bring downed pilots home to their families so they don’t have to endure what I’m going through. So if you’re asking me about assigning Johnny to this mission; my answer is this; if he’s the best man for the job then use him, if he’s not, then find someone better.”
General Stewart looked at Teresa with admiration and respect, “Steve always told me you were the ultimate military wife, he neglected to say that you were also the ultimate military mother. You have my word that I’ll do my best to bring our boy home safely.” Teresa embraced the Air Force officer, “I have no doubt about that.”
The C-17 Globemaster held ninety highly trained top tier operatives from Seal Team Five, Delta Force and Air Force Pararescue and their equipment. The plane was cruising at 30,000 feet when the green light came on and the men jumped out in the dark skies in rapid succession. All ninety were gone in less than two minutes and maintained their freefall until they reached 2,000 feet, at which time they deployed their chutes. Their drop zone was laser marked by a satellite circling a hundred miles above them. Each one of these parachutists had made hundreds of jumps, so landing accurately in pitch blackness was not only required, but second nature to these warriors. Once they touched down, the men slipped on their night vision goggles and moved out in single file. They reached the outskirts of Evin Prison, notable as the primary site for the housing of Iran’s political prisoners since 1972. It was 0400 hours and the Navy Seals took the north and west sides while Delta Force took south and east. Air Force personnel would do the insertion since it was their man inside the walls.
When everyone was in position, the pararescue personnel approached the front gate and eliminated the two guards with accurate headshots. They moved across the courtyard and breeched the metal door with an explosive charge. Once inside the stone structure they methodically moved down the long halls, releasing prisoners as they went and killing the Iranian soldiers. A guard was taunting Steve in his cell when all of sudden his face went blank and he fell over dead when a bullet went through his temple. Johnny walked over and looked through the metal bars at his stepfather, “I hope that you don’t mind that I came without calling first,but I was in the neighborhood.” “If I’d known you were coming, I
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would have put on my formal prison ensemble,” Steve responded. One of the other pararescue personnel took the keys off the dead guard and opened the cell door. Johnny embraced his father, “Good to see you dad.” “You too, son,”
“Are you strong enough to make it out of here?” Johnny asked. “Seeing you gave me my second wind,” Steve smiled, “Let’s go.”
As the Air Force personnel exited the building, they saw trucks filled with Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers approaching in the distance. With their .50 Caliber rifles, armor piercing rounds and light antitank weapons, the Navy Seals and Delta Force destroyed the trucks and stopped the reinforcements from reaching the prison. It was now time for extraction and Four Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with vertical landing and takeoff capabilities arrived. The American strike force rushed aboard and were quickly extracted. Lieutenant Colonel Steve Whitman was medically evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where he was given a battery of tests, received medical care for his injuries and placed on a special high calorie and high protein diet to build up his strength. When he was well enough to travel, he returned to California and into the waiting arms of his wife Teresa. The festive party had several hundred people in attendance, that included military personnel from Steve and Johnny’s unit, members of the daring rescue and almost the entire neighborhood. It took place on June 16, 2019 at Palisades Park in Oceanside and was a combination of three things, retirement ceremony, heroes welcome, and last but not least, a Father’s Day celebration.
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the New York Yankees. He played on 10 World Series Championship teams, is a MLB Hall of Famer and has some awe-inspiring stats. His name is consistently brought up as one of the best catchers in baseball history, and he was voted to the Team of the Century in 1999. Amazing accomplishments aside, they probably aren't how you know Lawrence. You know him as Yogi, a nickname given to him by a friend who likened his crosslegged sitting to a yogi. Yogi is famous for his fractured English, malapropisms and sometimes nonsensical quotes. He's is now 88, and there seems to be no end to his fan's love for him.
Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that will make you shake your head and smile.
1. "It's like deja vu all over again." 2. "We made too many wrong mistakes." 3. "You can observe a lot just by watching." 4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." 5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious." 6. "If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be." 7. "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else." 8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his:"I really didn't say everything I said." 9. "The future ain't what it used to be." 10. "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house." 11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant:"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded." 12. "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken." 13. "We have deep depth." 14. "All pitchers are liars or crybabies." 15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes:"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." 16. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours." 17. "Never answer anonymous letters." 18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet:"Thank you for making this day necessary." 19. "The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase." 20. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true." 21. As a general comment on baseball: "90% of the game is half mental." 22. "I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their
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Employment Dept. Needs Help
Last March our economy slammed on the brakes and thousands were thrown out of work. Millions filed for Unemployment Insurance (UI).
The Employment Development Department, known as EDD, has processed $26 billion in benefits over 12 weeks, vs $22 billion during the entire recession of 2008. This amounts to 14% of all claims filed nationally. Even so, many unemployed workers have run into problems that have delayed payments for weeks or even months. The deluge of claims overwhelmed EDD, which is in the process of hiring 4,800 new workers. Cases are now being prioritized based on immediate need and for those who have received no payments due to computer glitches and other issues. Many of the hang-ups in claim processing involve identity verification. For example, almost 25% of all claims have an incorrect Social Security number, a typo that results in an accounting review that can hold up a claim for weeks.
EDD has thousands of pending cases, with 500-700 new cases arriving daily just from state legislative offices that people are call-
ing out of desperation. For example, my District Office processed 45 cases last year from mid-March to mid-June -- none involving EDD. This year during the same period, we processed almost 500 cases, the vast majority involving EDD. Even though EDD has dozens of workers dedicated to reviewing cases from legislative District Offices, it can still take them almost a month to reply to our inquiries. But there are hopeful signs. Call volumes are decreasing and as people return to work and new EDD workers come online, the situation will improve.
To be clear, EDD workers are not at fault. They are saddled with an antiquated system in desperate need of modernization. I have called for modernization in state government and we can't afford to wait. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
Making More Progress
Last week, I took a tour of Fit Athletic & Gym, which is the largest privatelyowned gym in San Diego. On June 15th, Fit will be opening their doors for the first time in 90 days. While it’s long overdue, I’m glad to see Fit and other local businesses are finally reopening! I want to tell all the business owners, all the employees and everyone who’s struggled over the last three months, thank you. Thank you for being patient, thank you for submitting safety business proposals and thank you for advocating to open up.
On June 12th, swimming pools, including condominiums and community pools, hotels and other rental properties for tourism and individual travel, card rooms, racetracks and satellite wagering facilities, family entertainment, (bowling alleys, batting cages, movie theaters, etc.) zoos, galleries, museums and aquariums, film/TV production, professional sports without spectators will be able to open in San Diego County.
Earlier in the week, campgrounds, RV parks, sportfishing, and other outdoor recreation activities opened up, as well. My next goal is to ease more of the restrictions. Places of worship continue to be limited by 25% capacity, or
less than 100 people. I believe we can hold a much larger amount of people in a safe manner. We need churches open now more than ever. Also, with the right safe practices in place, I would like to see the ability for people to have wedding ceremonies and celebrations as well.
Also, there are still some businesses the Governor isn’t allowing. Nail salons, facial salons, tattoo parlors and massage parlors aren’t able to open at this point, but I will continue to push for their safe reopening. There's still work to be done, but there's also a lot to celebrate in getting San Diego back open! Let’s keep the momentum up, San Diego County!
Supervisor Jim Desmond
To contact North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Harry and The Ghost
In the late 1890s, the venerable Hotel del Coronado was the social toast of San Diego. Opened in 1888, the posh hotel was Southern California’s first elegant seaside resort that attracted the rich and famous from around the world. Although, some of those who checked in had questionable reputations – “including ladies of the evening.”
As the story goes, the body of a known prostitute was found outside one of the rooms after a suspected night of someone’s chicanery. She was identified with a now long-forgotten name. The corpse’ identity has slipped into one of the hotel’s many historic tales. No one knows what happened or “who dunnit,” or maybe the truth was known at the time, but has been long forgotten. What lingers is a ghost story.
Over the years guests have reported seeing a lady wearing gay nineties apparel walking the halls of the great building. The story varies from one year to the next. There have been ghost hunters from around the world checking into the Hotel del Coronado to see if they might discover some apparition floating down a hallway or traveling up the oldest Otis elevator west of the Mississippi.
As the years have passed, the tale of the lady at the Del Coronado has varied – dramatically. When I was vice president of communications and in charge of the hotel’s historical archives, the story centered around one of less-popular rooms located in the far west end of the hotel – Room 3361. While doing my historical due diligence I discovered that Room 3361 didn’t exist until 1945. The portion in which the room is located is a section built during World War II to house officers and pilots in training at nearby North Island Naval Air Station.
There are those, especially owners and promoters of the hotel, who didn’t and don’t believe my research. Well, you have to admit it’s a good yarn that is hard to prove – there was a dead woman found outside of a room sometime in the ninth decade of the 19th century. Today, no one knows which room, which floor, or which section of t he world’s largest wooden structure.
But ghost hunters persist on chasing – well, a ghost of a story. Such was the case during the filming of a television miniseries during 1984. It was based in a James Mitchener
novel, “Space,” starring James Garner, Harry Hamlin and a cast too large for me to remember.
I arranged rooms, food service, special needs and requests of the producers while they were filming on the hotel property. One afternoon Hamlin came into my office asking about the hotel’s resident spirit. I told him the story and what I had discovered during my research, but he said he’d like to see Room 3361. I obliged, taking on the long walk to the back section of the hotel where the room was located.
Actor Harry Hamlin
Inside, Harry looked around the small room. After a few minutes he looked at me with eyes wide open, insisting he could feel a presence of some kind. I humored the situation – after all, the guests are always right – right?
“Could I spend the night in this room?” Harry asked. I chuckled and said it would be arranged. I already had him booked into one of the hotel’s best suites, but on this one night he wanted to spend it in Room 3361. The next morning I saw Harry having breakfast in the Coronado Room. I stopped by and asked him if he had anything of interest to report on his stay in the ghost room? “Tom, something was there. I swear I could feel it, but I didn’t see anything,” he replied. He thanked me profusely for arranging his special accommodations for that evening.
Harry joined hundreds of other ghost hunters, who, down through the years, have chased the elusive spirit that, reportedly, roams the halls of the great house. As a film director once said, “Never let a few facts get in the way of a good story.” •••• SIGNS SEEN -- In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels." WILL ROGERS: “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” SCAG SEZ It just occurred to me that boxers are one of the few people who can wake up and find themselves rich. -- Cecil Scaglione, Mature Life Features.
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Nina Herzog in Concert with Jack and Benny Lipson and Jonathan Pinson, will Stream Live on Facebook - Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT), located on the campus of Alliant International University and Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) the resident professional theatre company at The Historic Brooks Theatre present Nina Herzog in concert accompanied by Jack and Benny Lipson and percussionist/drummer, Jonathan Pinson. The concert will stream live on Facebook on Saturday, June 20th at 7:30pm. Following the success of their online readings of QUIET CROSS by local playwright, Casey Tibbitts, and THE CALLBACK QUEEN with Luke Monday - SRT & OTC are thrilled to have another opportunity to connect with their communities during this time apart. The concert will be streaming on facebook live. The audience will log in from the comfort of their home. The performance will start at 7:30pm. This is a “pay what you can” event. All proceeds will support the performers, SRT & OTC. For updated access information, visit www.scrippsranchtheatre.org or www.oceansidetheatre.org. About the concert, Chanteuse Nina Herzog (The Swan Princess, Salvage) tours a century of popular song with pianist Jack Lipson, bassist Benny Lipson, and drummer Jonathan Pinson. From Berlin to Bernstein to Bergman, this quartet examines music's perennial power to stir and unify its listeners.
Photo Fundraiser for Humane Society Taken any great pictures of your pet lately? If so, we hope you'll consider entering them in our 28th annual Photo Fundraiser! By participating in the Photo Fundraiser your pet will have a chance at becoming a
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The Pastor Says...
Until Jesus comes, it will continue to rear its ugly head. No wonder God declared that the human heart is “deceitful above all things and beyond cure”.
Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos, CA. Reflection on these Days
Lana is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 9 year old, 68 pound, female, German Shepherd / Labrador Retriever mix. Lana wants to stay right by your side, unless you throw her ball. Then she’s off like a rocket to get it and bring it back to you. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. Her two greatest traits are loyalty and love. The $75 adoption fee for Lana includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, and registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to SDpets.org.
Reyna is a 13-year-old cat looking for a new home. This senior sweetheart can be shy with new people, but once she warms up, she is a total love bug who will head-butt you for petting! This little house panther would be happiest as your one and only fur baby. Will you give this kitty a home to enjoy her retirement? Make an adoption appointment at sdhumane.org/adopt.
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From my childhood, I witnessed the evil nature of racism. It has always bothered me and always will. I was raised to sing “Red and yellow, black and white. They are precious in His sight”. Thus, I grieve every time I witness something happen like what happened to George Floyd. I also hurt every time I watch the subsequent violence, vandalism and looting. I hurt when I see the anger, pain and finger pointing. I want it all to stop.
What happened to George Floyd was wrong and must not happen again. The resulting out of control looting, rioting and violence must not happen again. I long for peace and progress. I’ve come to realize, however, that our sin nature will not allow the kind of love, peace, harmony we long for.
I dream of a time when people of all backgrounds will live in unity and peace. The Bible says in the last days, there will be constant warring. I long for the hideous acts of sin to cease. I want heaven on earth. Given human nature and the effects of sin, what’s one to do? I don’t claim to have all the answers, but a few things come to mind. • Pray for a spiritual awakening in our country. • Do good to others during these troublesome times. • Stand against injustice in any form.
If we as blacks and whites, leaders and followers, Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, submit to the teaching of Jesus, revival can begin and only then can cycles be broken. Thus, I choose love over hate. Love is the greatest weapon on earth.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
COVID-19 Update: San Marcos Public Counters and Parks & Recreation
Cities in San Diego County have been granted permission to start slowly reopening businesses, parks and a variety of other services. In response, the City of San Marcos is making several updates.
Public counters at City Hall and Public Works are now open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Public health and safety measures are in place. In addition, residents can continue to take advantage of our “Virtual City Hall” by engaging with the City online, and via phone, email and the San Marcos City App. Visit www.san-marcos.net/covid19 to learn more about the services available online. We also have an exciting Parks and Recreation update! All City parks and parking lots are open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Some amenities remain closed. You can view full details at www.san-marcos.net/update. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we reopen safely!
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
As an elected official from time to time you are inundated with an email advocating one position or another. It’s a form email typically taken off of a website.
I always try to answer emails I receive, but when I get too many “form” emails I just run out of time. That said, I do appreciate people taking the time to let me know how they feel.
But I feel compelled to make a pitch about being informed and not follow something that happens to be trending or is in the emotion of the moment. Recently, we received a lot of those “form” emails about the police budget. I hate to say it, but I don’t think a lot of the senders understand how the budget is formed and even where we stand in comparison to the other San Diego county cities. I’ll give you some numbers next week, but I’ll just say we don’t have monies sitting on the table looking for a place to be spent. We are already pretty lean. Have faith we hear what people are saying and what they want and will budget to meet those needs while not neglecting public safety. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamaraMayor of Escondido firstname.lastname@example.org
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heads." 23. "It gets late early out there." 24. Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife asked: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis , we live in New Jersey , and you played ball in New York . If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi's answer: "Surprise me." 25. "It ain't over till it's over." PSYCHIATRIST vs. BARTENDER
As a child, Ivan always had a fear of someone under the bed at night.
So he went to a shrink and told him: I've got problems.
“Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.” "Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Dispose of Old Gadgets Easily
Many people have been busy cleaning out their garages and closets while staying at home and Vista residents often wonder what to do with old electronics and gadgets or household hazardous waste such as paint, old batteries, cleaners, and other hazardous items. Remember that cellphones, TV’s, tablets, computers or your household hazardous waste should not be thrown in trash containers. The City of Vista offers free, convenient disposal of e-waste and household hazardous. Drop off your old gadgets and electronics or household hazardous waste at the Collection Facility located at 1145 E. Taylor Street in Vista. It’s open from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. There is no fee to Vista residents; however, proof of residency is required. There are also new COVID-19 procedures in place and check the CityofVista.com website before heading to the facility or call the Public Works Department at 760.639.6177.
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss
Measure X is the 1/2 cent sales tax increase passed by Oceanside voters, which went into effect in April 2019. Measure X funding is strictly slated for road repairs, infrastructure improvements, public safety, and addressing homelessness. At its recent meeting, the City Council awarded a contract for over $4.6 million for road repairs this year. This is a combination of Measure X revenue, SB 1 (gas tax) and TransNet funding. Streets were selected using the City's Pavement Management Program and citizen comments. Some streets will be rebuilt, some with grind and overlay, and others will be slurry sealed. This is to include the replacement of ADA curb ramps. Construction is scheduled from early summer to late fall.
The City also approved the fiscal year 2020-2021 operating budget which has been impacted by COVID-19. The new budget includes a 10% reduction to Citywide maintenance and operations budgets and utilizes other cost containment efforts in order to maintain City service levels. bed. Ain't nobody under there now.” It's always better to get a second opinion.
"Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.” “How much do you charge?”
“One hundred fifty dollars per visit,” replied the doctor. “I'll sleep on it,” Ivan said.
Six months later the doctor met Ivan on the street. “Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?” he asked.
“Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400.00. A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new pickup truck.” “Is that so?” With a bit of an attitude he said, “and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?” “He told me to cut the legs off the
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Spanish women don't like me, even though I'm only pointing out their mustaches to be helpful. ••••• Once watched a woman buy: Gas-X, lice shampoo and birth control. I speak for the world when I say: I hope they all worked ••••• I'm so old: I remember when fame was synonymous with talent. ••••• If white supremacists love their skin color so much, why do they cover themselves with tattoos? ••••• I'm going to learn how to say "I know what you're saying" in Vietnamese before I go back to that nail salon for my next pedicure. ••••• When a man makes an hourglass shape with his hands to represent a woman, I assume he has never seen a woman. ••••• Trust me you want 'heels over head' in love. 'Head over heels' in love is
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
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We’ve kept our regular business hours throughout the Covid19 closedown, and our senior tech Derek has stepped up, taking over much of the face to face interaction with our customers. We had assumed that Derek was making the extra effort to protect us because we are in the age group most vulnerable to Covid 19. When we tried to thank him he shrugged it off saying that he was really only protecting our customers by making sure they got competent help. Oh well! Whatever Derek’s motivation, his effort gave us the opportunity to
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just, like... standing. •••• Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out.
When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, “Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.” She continued, “The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after
catch up on some “honey-do” items around the shop. Nome rarely lets us throw anything away. Her mom and dad spent their young adult years working Kentucky’s oil fields enduring the grinding poverty of the great depression. Their legacy was teaching her to hang on tight to anything that might someday be useful. She spent the past several weeks becoming the “Mother Theresa” of lost computers. She carefully inspected the hundreds of notebook and desktop PCs traded in over the past several years. She selected ones that had the potential to be “born again” in Windows 10 and reverently laid to rest the hopelessly obsolete. In honor of her efforts we have established the “born again rack” here in the shop. She tested and replaced hard drives, added or replaced RAM, installed Windows10 Home, the device drivers and Office Pro 2003. The “born again rack” has notebook and desktop PCs ranging in price from $125 to $295. All are capable of surfing the Internet and doing normal stand alone tasks like spreadsheets and word processing just like a brand new PC. They are ideal low cost PCs for nearly all home, school or office tasks. Nome is proud enough of her “born again” PCs that she insisted we give them a full one year warranty on parts, just like new PCs. We’re proud of her too. By now most of our readers know that we repair and upgrade existing PCs, take trade ins, sell and customize refurbished (enterprise quality) PCs including tower, desktop, all-in-one and notebook PCs. All
you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.” Edna replied, “He didn't hang himself. I put him there to dry.... How soon can I go home?”
Happy Mental Health Day! •••• For some special friends of mine from Oklahoma: Add to this a comment overheard by an Oklahoma friend, who said the best thing about visiting Rome was seeing the Sixteenth Chapel.
Some years back, I saw an Oklahoma football player being interviewed by a sportscaster make this statement: “If it were not for football, I would not be playing football today”……….…
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Last week we modified one of our “enterprise refurbs” to create a very powerful, very cost effective “gamer” PC for one of our customers. This Windows 10 PC started as a Dell Inspiron with a six-core eighth generation i5 CPU and eight GB of DDR 4 memory. We added a new 500GB Samsung SSD and an nVidea GeForce GTX 1650 video card. Voila, for less than $800 our customer had a gamer comparable to one at twice the price. If you or someone you know is looking for a “gamer” PC, tell them they should
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Humane at Home Resources; We have created a library of humane education resources to enhance the spirit of compassion in children of all ages. Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm through June on Facebook Live to learn about and meet animal friends. Animal Adventure Camp; Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be adjusting our camp programming this summer, incliding offering virtual options. Please visit our website or email email@example.com for updates and more information.
Stay Connected: We will be using a kidfriendly app to encourage continued participation in humane education activities this summer and fall. Please stay tuned for more information or email edu@sdhu mane.org for updates.
Special Events: PET Talk: Holistic Health Care, Thursday, June 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Veterinarian Dr. Katie Kangas will present an overview of topics including nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage, laser therapy and PT/rehab for dogs and cats. Pet Loss Support Group: Saturday, June 20, 10-11:15 a.m. San Diego Humane Society’s Pet Loss Support Group provides an environment where thoughts and emotions can be shared with those in similar circumstances. Sessions are led by a licensed social worker and are open to those ages 10 and up, including pet parents who are considering or preparing for euthanasia. Sessions are usually about an hour in length.
Critter Crash: Bring the joy of a “Critter Crash” to your business, happy hour or family reunion. This will be the purrfect
talk to us before they make a decision.
“Stay at home” zooming and skyping require web cams. These are typically built-in on most of our notebook and all-in-one PCs. We do not stock web cams but we do have headsets ($25) to ensure privacy while using the Internet. Questions? Give us a call. Remember this, “The only dumb question is the one not asked”
break for your work day or special event. Best of all? Your donation will help save even more lives by supporting San Diego Humane Society’s programs! We are happy to provide a “Crash” through your preferred virtual platform or in-person with social distancing. Animal options (when available) include: kittens, puppies or dogs, bunnies, rats, birds, guinea pigs and wildlife animal ambassadors. Book a Virtual Critter Crash>> or Book an InPerson Critter Crash>>
Bonsall Woman's Club Elects New President - Peggy Durling is the newly elected President of the Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC). Each new president chooses a special project for her two-year term of office. Peggy has chosen to support “The White Rainbow Project (WRP).” Linda Mandrayar, a Bonsall resident, and member of BWC is the founder of “The White Rainbow Project,” a nonprofit humanitarian organization with a focus on teaching women sustainable skills such as jewelry making and handmade silk accessories. The WRP is an outreach to women of India
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who are stigmatized by widowhood. These women are not only suffering the loss of a spouse, but also have lost their basic human rights and dignity in addition to their livelihood. They may be forced from their homes, lose their land, or trapped into other bad situations of begging, and coerced into a life of shame. Forced to wear white is still another means of shaming these otherwise colorful Indian women.
To kick off her project, Peggy will be participating in “The Walk for Widows Worldwide.” Peggy has committed to walk 2.3 miles for the WRP on behalf of the Bonsall Woman’s Club. Each year the United Nations observes June 23 as International Widows Day, focusing on widows the world over to help in the support of their needs. If you wish to support the widows of the “White Rainbow Project” by sponsoring Peggy’s walk, go t o : https://secure.piryx.com/donate/BnheRmo p/The-White-Rainbow-Project/peggydurling Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Receives Grant from Woman's Club of Vista Continuing years of support, The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC recently awarded a grant of $1,500 to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista, located inside Brengle Terrace Park. Over the years, donations from The Woman’s Club have aided the development of Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The Club’s donations have funded a pond and stream project using proceeds from curbside recycling, funded a rose-covered gazebo for the Club’s 100th Anniversary, and have provided free and reduced-fee nature field trips for disadvantaged students. This year’s donation will support two projects at the Gardens: Pathways will be upgraded to improve handicapped access and handrails will be installed where needed for child and elderly safety. And field trip fees with Farmer Jones will be reduced for disadvantaged students in Vista. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens thanks The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC for this generous gift and continued support! Eleven local non-profits received grant funds from The Woman’s Club this year.
share the names and college commitments of this year’s winners. Carlsbad High School:
Catherine Allen (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; studying journalism) Finn Corrigan (UCLA; pursuing teaching credential to teach in high school) Shayla Eslampour (UC Berkeley; studying biology to become a physician) Edward Gardner (Dartmouth; studying social sciences to pursue equality in education and sports) Arjun Grover (UC Berkeley; majoring in music and physics) Shayda Moezzi (MIT; studying computer science and engineering) Reagan Phillips (UC Berkeley; studying communications with minors in entrepreneurship and Spanish) Veeral Patel (UCSD or UC Berkeley; studying bioengineering) Sage Creek High School:
Madeline Connelly (Stanford University; studying civil engineering) Nandhini Ekambaram (UCLA; studying physiological science to become a doctor) Samantha Low (UCLA; studying environmental science with an emphasis in environmental health) Lavanya Pandey (UCLA; pursuing MD/PhD in medical anthropology) Nathan Pereira (UCLA; studying electrical engineering) Charles Roth (Purdue University; studying engineering) Schuyler DiBacco (UCLA; studying biology to become a physician)
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983, to raise private support for public education and contribute to the enrichment of nearly 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $9 million in funds to Carlsbad public schools, primarily for science, technology, and music – programs that would not be possible in California’s current school funding environment. 100% of donations go directly to support the Carlsbad Unified School District because CEF’s operating expenses are covered by student enrichment programs and Kids Care, a comprehensive before and after-school K-5 childcare program. For more information, visitwww.carlsbaded.org.
4th of July Virtual Fundraiser for Alta Vista Botanical Gardens - Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista is open for visits. Since fireworks at Brengle Terrace Park and the annual Dinner in the Gardens have been canceled, so instead of a live event the Botanical Gardens offers a virtual fundraiser to support Garden maintenance. Here's how it works: For each $25 you donate, there is an opportunitu to win these three prizes. Prizes for the raffle include a private BBQ Ron Holloway, AVBG President, and dinner for 6 guests, with wine, Naomi Stein, VP. appetizers and dessert, served in the Rose Garden on a summer evening of your choice; a 5-gal. potted plant decoThe Club’s annual Donation Day had to be rated with gift certificates worth $300, canceled, but celebrations and thanks came from various local restaurants and stores; in from organizations across North County.
Carlsbad Educational Foundation Awards 15 Seniors with Scholarships The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, last week awarded the recipients of the CEF Scholarship to graduating seniors from Carlsbad and Sage Creek High. Fifteen seniors who best demonstrated how their educational experience benefited from CEF programs in music, science, and innovation received a $1,000 award. Seven of those scholarships were awarded to students based upon financial needs, and two scholarships, sponsored by ViaSat, were awarded to Science Olympiad participants. This is the fifth year CEF awarded college scholarships to seniors. Students Veeral Patel from Carlsbad and Schuyler DiBacco from Sage Creek are this year’s Science Olympiad Scholarship Award Recipients, provided by ViaSat. For more information about CEF, visit www.carlsbaded.org. We are happy to
and an informative private Docent Tour for 6 guests, with a picnic lunch in the Gardens. Names will be drawn on Wednesday, July 1st, and winners will be notified by July 4th.
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Soroptimists Announce 2020 Live Your Dream Award Winners - Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland handed out $18,000 in grants to six local women who are single moms supporting families while attending local colleges. “The Covid 19 pandemic forced us to cancel our April 3rd Awards ceremony, so in late March we decided to mail the awards and checks directly to the women and celebrate them at a later date. All the women were extremely grateful to receive their checks at this uniquely challenging time,” said Live Your Dream Award chair Eden Weinberger. 2020 Awardees are: Rochelle OrozcoVargas, Xochitl Dybbro, Jaimee Johnson, Stephanie Cagle, and two other women who asked that their names be kept private for security reasons. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards help women cover costs of education and training programs they need to improve their employment prospects. Orozco-Vargas is pursuing an Associates degree in Sociology at MiraCosta College. She hopes to transfer to Cal State San Marcos to earn a B .A. Her dream is to become a teacher. “To accept this award has forever changed my life... to reach my educational goal while helping support my family…meeting all my goals and dreams is starting to become reality! Thank you!,” wrote Rochelle upon receiving her award. Xiochitl Dybbro is pursuing an Associates degree from Palomar College as a first step towards entering a highly regarded Surgical Technician Program in Seattle. “Your club has made such an impact in my life and my daughter’s life during these hard times,” she wrote in
her thank-you note after receiving her award. Stephanie Cagle is pursuing an AA in Psychology at Palomar College and hopes to eventually matriculate to a 4-year college and get a B.A., perhaps in business. Jaimee Johnson is taking Business Communications at San Diego Continuing Educations ECC Campus, connected with San Diego City College. She hopes to earn a B.A. and possibly an M.A. someday and expand her public advocacy and speaking. The other two awardees are attending Palomar College. Through Soroptimist International each
Jaime Johnson with her Live Your Dream Award
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008646 The name of the business: MotivBrand, located at 394 Avenida La Cuesta, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Landau Ventures LLC 394 Avenida La Cuesta San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company First day of business 5/11/2020. /s/ Marc Landau, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/19/2020. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008485 The name of the business: J I M Roofing, located at 1010 E. Bobier Drive, Spc 177, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Jose Ignacio Miramontes 1010 E. Bobier Dr., Spc 177 Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/29/2020. /s/ Jose Ignacio Miramontes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/14/2020. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2020
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SARAH MCKEE BROWN aka SALLY BROWN Case No. 37-2020-00016155 PR-PW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Sarah McKee Brown aka Sally Brown. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Susan B. Rodriguez n the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Susan B. Rodriguez be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition rquests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and codicals are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: August 18, 2020 Time: 11 a.m. Dept: 504 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. Petitioner: Susan B. Rodriguez PO Box 2764 Mailing Address: 16735 La Gracia, Unit B Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 92067-2764 Telephone: 858.361.7966 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008953 The name of the business: Mala Botanicals, ChemFree Living, located at 1050 Chinquapin Ave., Apt 11, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is registered by: Lea Paanee Wester 1050 Chinquapin Ave. Apt 11 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Lea Paanee Wester Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2020. 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008618 The name of the business: Ryan Marketing Group, located at 524 Moonlight Drive, San Marcos, Ca., 92069. This business is registered by: William Edward Ryan 524 Moonlight Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ William Edward Ryan, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/19/2020. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2020
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