Volume 45 - No. 26
July 2, 2015
By Frederick Gomez
Mark Twain had a live-in nurse whom he did not take a shine to, regardless of her good intentions. He even avoided voicing her name, and merely referred to her as “No. 5.” In his most charitable moment, Twain describes her in his memoirs, as such: “She was as healthy as iron, she had the appetite of a crocodile, the stomach of a cellar, and the digestion of a quartz-mill. She ate everything in sight, and washed it down with freshnets of coffee, tea, brandy, whiskey, turpentine, kerosene – anything that was fluid.” (“A Family Sketch,” a 64page handwritten memoir, unpublished for over 100 years, and kept in a vault at the University of California, Berkeley.) That Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) was a master storyteller is universally agreed upon. That he is required reading in the pantheon of great literature, is a great testament to our sense of value and greatly benefits our higher seats of learning, worldwide. And we are all too-familiar with his accolades, such as literature’s Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway’s pronouncement that: “All modern American Literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There has been nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”
And while it is true that this same Hemingway accused Twain of adding literary ‘fluff’ to his Huckleberry Finn masterpiece, which Hemingway described as ‘cheating,’ Hemingway nevertheless remained steadfast that there is no perfect anything and he continued to chant that Mark Twain’s masterpiece should be read, then re-read each year after that, just to remind us that it is the best book America has ever produced. Hands down.
And yes, I have read everything written by Mark Twain and I have chuckled, along with the rest of the world, at his hilarious anecdotes and observations of life. There seems to be no shortage of Mark Twain books, as well as biographies of the great man from Hannibal, Missouri. However, neither the books he authored, nor the biographies about his life, ever really seemed to drill deep enough to tap the well of his existence. In plain language, I wanted to see the deeply personal man
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behind the genius; the cause behind the effect; not a cursory glance of him that his biographers superficially sketched.
What formed him? Yes, Tom Sawyer is a peek into his youth – but what shaped Tom Sawyer? I knew there was a deeper – much deeper – private life that the world had never really seen. He was no ordinary man. He lived a life most un-ordinary. And The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were, yes, glimpses of Mark Twain’s youth growing up along the mighty Mississippi, but these narratives were caricatures at best, and not the true genesis nor the formula that begat Mark Twain, himself. First off, it should be made clear that this article has no intention
of debunking Mark Twain, either as an author or as a human being. Primarily, because I see no justification to do so. No one is perfect, and we all have serious flaws. To state otherwise would be the height of human arrogance, not to mention blind, Biblical conceit. Come with me now, as we board a time machine and journey back, back into the past to confront and experience the real Mark Twain, and see a world few have peered into. A world which has been – by and large -- overlooked. Much of Mark Twain, until now, has never even seen the light of publication. Why is this so? Well, that was the way Mark Twain, himself, wanted it. The author, himself, made this demand: that his true, unedited autobiography was not to be published until 100 years after his death. Yes, all this, plus other unpublished documents have
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made their respective way into print, and now we can better view this extraordinary man whom many scholars have tagged, “The Quintessential American Novelist.”
But, much of what constitutes Mark Twain, has always been there, scattered about in bits and pieces that have long-been published, fifty, eighty, a hundred years and more. These various snippets of his life just needed to be sewn together to better form a mosaic of the man’s primary inner core. There is a long-standing catch phrase which states that, “The Child is the Father of the Adult,” which means a child’s upbringing often determines the outcome of the adult-to-be in later years. This certainly seems to have played a major role in forming
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Mark Twain’s character, regarding life in general, and politics, and religion, in particular.
Twain’s acrimonious view of organized religion and Biblical accounts, for example, can be traced to his earliest years when he was forced to attend Sunday Services. These formative years as a mere child, left an indelible imprint that lasted his entire lifetime. These were the beginnings of his darkest lifetime moments that decimated and traumatized a young Samuel Clemens. Church sermons and hymns in his upbringing days were long, tortuous, and mournful, aimed at lost souls and eternal suffering and damnation in hellfire. To Samuel Clemens, a mere child in bloom, God seemed to be nothing more than a menacing brute, an overbearing Big Policeman up in the sky, just waiting to pounce on him with curse after curse in retaliation for his sinning and ways gone wrong. In her excellent account of these horrific days for Samuel Clemens, gifted author and unexcelled biographer, Nora Stirling, writes with great emotion of young Clemens’ nightly visitations, which scarred him forevermore: “Sam, knowing he was doomed, tossed and screamed in nightmares each Sunday night, but each Monday morning he was back at his sinning ways; and so he went, piling up a reserve of guilt and fear that was to last the
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They weren't in my pockets. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My husband has scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car's ignition. He's afraid that the car could be stolen. As I looked around the parking lot, I realized he was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen. Then I made the most difficult call of all to my husband: "I left my keys in the car and it's been stolen."
rest of his life.” (“Who Wrote the Classics,” Vol. 1, by Nora Stirling) It is punishing to just imagine a human child, literally, waking up screaming at the top of his lungs, in nightmares, each and every Sunday night. And yet, it was so.
In full adulthood, Samuel Clemens – who now morphed into world-famous celebrity, Mark Twain -- often dipped his pen in vitriolic ink: “If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be – a Christian.” And, “Surely the ass who invented the first religion ought to be the first ass damned.” Since his boyhood days, Mark Twain was certain that God, in retrospect, punished him with tragedy after tragedy for his wayward ways of smoking, cursing, and hating school.
One particular moment in Twain’s boyhood forged a dagger in his brain and led him to believe – all his life – that he had, inadvertently, murdered another human being. According to Mark Twain’s own memoirs, this is what transpired. At the tender age of fourteen, Twain was in the company of his boyhood chum, Tom Blankenship (whom Mark Twain transformed into Huck Finn in his Huckleberry Finn novel; Mark Twain, himself, became Tom Sawyer). One particular night the two young teens took note of a vagabond drunk who was placed in the town’s oneroom jailhouse and decided to pay him an unauthorized visit.
There was a moment of silence. I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard his voice. "Are you kidding me?" he barked, "I dropped you off!"
Now it was my turn to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me." He retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this cop that I didn't steal your damn car! " ••••• Growing up is a weird notion to wrap your mind around. As you go through life, your perspectives on almost everything will change. How you define success will change as well. Things that you thought were important at the age of 35 will be useless when you’re 65. You may not realize it now, but everything will shift. At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is having friends. At age 16 success is having a driver’s license.
At age 20 success is having sex. At age 35 success is having
Peering at each other through the jail bars, the derelict finally asked the two youths for a light for his old smoking pipe. It was against town rules to even converse with the incarcerated; it was triplewrong to hand him any matches. Not one for rules, Mark handed the drunk some matches. Short time later, the boys, now at the opposite end of town, noticed a bright orange ball illuminating the evening sky. Running back to the jailhouse, it was too late. Engulfed in an unforgiving inferno, the frantic screams from a man tearing at his bars was suddenly silenced. The dead man was only the first of many tragedies that Mark Twain would blame himself for. He felt certain, the Big Judge in the sky (the Biblical God), was reaching out to punish him for all his wrongdoings, all his transgressions, all his careless behavior. Mark Twain would later write, “. . . the swindle of life and the treachery of a God that can create disease and misery and endless crime – create things that men would be condemned for creating – that men would be ashamed to create.” Truths often couched in humor have long been a Mark Twain trademark. However, when wrestling with such raw experiences such as death, suffering, and pain, Twain often took off the gloves and wrote his thoughts down hard, bareknuckled, uncensored, and unfiltered with humor. The celebrated author never relished the company of Christians, nor subscribed in their belief-sys-
At age 60 success is having money. At age 70 success is having sex. At age 80 success is having a driver’s license.
At age 85 success is having friends.
At age 90 success is not peeing in your pants. It all comes full circle, whether you like it or not. ••••• Retire to the South? Florida
A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. 'Amazing,' he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more.
Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then
tem and, in fact, boasted that his early church-tending days seemed happily over.
“Nothing agrees with me. If I drink coffee, it gives me dyspepsia; if I drink wine, it gives me the gout; if I go to church, it gives me dysentery.”
And yet, Mark Twain found it most ironic that his supreme idol was a Catholic saint, by the name of Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans). “It took six thousand years to produce her; her like will not be seen in the Earth again in fifty thousand.” (“Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc,” by Mark Twain, 1896.) She was the summit of Twain’s admiration, “She is easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced.” (“Saint Joan of Arc,” by Mark Twain, 1919.) Equally ironic is that the celebrated American was traveling through the Holy Land as a correspondent when he chanced upon a portrait of a young, staunch Christian girl, petite and slender, and with piercing dark eyes and, suddenly, his mind was reversed. Reversed regarding comporting with Christians, and also in regards to the fairer sex. As a journalist and lecturer, he had often boasted that he was a confirmed bachelor. “I’ve never had the wish or the time to bother with women.” Now, something strange
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120. Suddenly he thought, 'What am I doing? I’m too old for this!' and pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival.
Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a new reason for speeding, a reason I’ve never heard before– I’ll let you go.."
The old gentleman paused then said, "Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back." "Have a good day, Sir," replied the trooper. Georgia
The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.
He called her into his office and said, "Y’all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how
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and indefinable crystallized within Mark Twain, now in his thirties, and he heard himself say, “I could worship a girl like that.” And he did, for the remainder of his life. Mark Twain had found his other half of existence, in the form of his wife-to-be, Olivia Susan Langdon (“Livy”). She was the best thing that ever happened to him, and their love was unparalleled by any standard. Forty years after they married, Mark Twain said, “From the first day I saw her, she has never been out of my mind.”
But, Mark Twain was ever leery of that Big Judge up in the sky (the Old Testament God), ready to pounce on him for his every transgression, past to present. When Twain had lost his father earlier in his life, who died at the young age of 49, he blamed himself, because he felt God was punishing him through his father’s death. Same when he lost his brother, Benjamin, struck down as a mere child of ten. His life seemed a cursed one. A cursed one in spades! He had lost his sister, Margaret, who died at age nine, leaving Mark, a confused toddler only four years old. Then, curse upon curse, he lost his other brother, Henry, when death claimed him at the young age of 20. Mark was 23 when his brother, Henry, died, and he felt as though the moon and the stars had fallen upon him. The trauma, torment, and confused pain, all pressed upon his young psyche, and shredded it. Surely, he thought, God’s long judgmental hand eagerly swatted him. “God, so atrocious in the Old Testament, so attractive in the New – the Jekyl and Hyde of sacred romance,” he once wrote.
It is little wonder he turned with reckless abandon, to rough-housing, cursing, smoking, and a taste for liquor early on and which persisted through later years. But surely, Livy -- now his newlywed wife -- could save him from his irreverent ways. Part him from his taste for liquor, cigars, and profanity. Smoking and liquor can be modified, she reasoned, but the profanity had to go. Once, when Mark Twain was getting dressed he blew his fuse when he found a missing shirt button. He launched into irreverent language, cursing that would have caused the Seventh Fleet to blush! Unknown to him at the time, Livy had heard his every curse word from behind a door. Lifting her petite and tiny voice as best she could, she aimed at shaming her husband by repeating his every word back to him. “Livy,” Twain said, very shocked, “did it really sound like that?” When his wife answered, “Of course it did, only worse. And I wanted you to hear just how it sounded.” Mark Twain stood straight, to his full height, pulled down on his shirt, cleared his voice, and said, “Livy, it would pain me to think that when I swear it sounds like that. You got the words right, Livy, but you
don’t know the tune.” (“A Family Sketch,” Ibid)
Again, disaster was close behind. Livy gave birth to a little boy (Landon Clemens, 1870) and they all soon moved to Hartford, Connecticut. Out riding with the baby on a frigid day, Mark accidentally let the blanket slip from the baby’s legs, unnoticed, and the infant caught cold. Diphtheria set in, and he died soon after. Mark forever blamed himself for bringing such a curse upon his only son. He never forgave himself. Nor the God overhead who oversaw everything. At times, Mark Twain felt at rope’s end. But, the drama unfolding in his private life was not through with him yet. Over time, his daughters were the beacon in his life: Susy, Clara, and Jean. But wife, Livy, she was the valve, the pump, the ventilator which kept his heart going, and for a while, life seemed good. His family was his everything.
But, slowly, little by little, he saw his precious family begin to vanish. One by one, he saw them go. Susy, the eldest daughter, died first. She had become ill when Mark and wife, Livy, were abroad, on a worldwide lecture tour. Daughter Clara went with them to Europe; Jean was too young and stayed home, with Susy. Mark was in London when a cable reached his hand, announcing the death of his daughter Susy. She had died of spinal meningitis. And he was not there for her. Mark blamed himself again, for his wayward life and the curse he brought down upon his precious family, or so he thought. He was devastated beyond words, and it is amazing he did not take his own life. In his own words, he scarcely believed he was able to survive this ordeal, “It is one of the mysteries of nature,” he cried, “that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunderstroke like that and live.” For a long period, there was no laughter in the house, neither were there any birthdays, or any observance of Christmas. All such celebrations were halted. It ate at him, because he knew his precious daughter, Susy, had made such fun and laughter and celebration over these days, and he could no longer bear it without her presence. Twain was so diminished by his daughter’s death that he never returned to live at the Hartford House, which is now a museum.
On June 5, 1904, the cruelest blow imaginable fell squarely upon Mark Twain’s already crippled existence. His beloved wife, Livy, long ill, had quietly passed away. She was the cornerstone of Mark Twain’s earthly existence. He felt no strength left. He wrote with soul in hand, after the death of his wife, a letter to his wife’s brother, “I am a man without a country. Wherever Livy was, that was my country.” His daughter, Clara, had collapsed after her mother died. She had to be committed to a rest home for a period of time. And even though Clara continued to
live long after, and eventually married, she was never, ever the same person she once was. Mother-Daughter bond was so great, that Clara had never fully recovered from her mother’s death. Daughter, Jean, body ravaged by seizures brought on by epilepsy, also had to be committed to a rest home. In 1909, Jean, his 19-year-old daughter, suffered her final seizure and drowned in her bathtub. It seemed like Mark Twain’s agony and tragedy paralleled Job’s in the Old Testament Bible. How cruel, Twain thought. Mark Twain, wrote concise words that crystallized his most inner thoughts, “The problem I’ve had with Christianity is that God’s defenders try to make him seem somehow the victim of man’s sin. If he really is all-knowing, then he knew, even before the beginning of time, that his human creations would disappoint him and thus ‘earn damnation.’ So why did he go ahead and make us anyway, if not for the sadistic pleasure of torturing us in hell by the billions?” Soon after, Mark Twain’s best friend, American financier, Henry Rogers, who had once salvaged Mark Twain’s life from bankruptcy, died. Twain had once written a concise volley that summed up his heart and spirit, “If god does exist, he is a malign thug.” All this had fallen upon him, America’s premier novelist and essayist. And all through these deadly and unforgiving trials and tribulations, Mark Twain turned to what he did best – writing. He wrote books that brought us joy and fulfillment and wonder, and he authored anecdotes that tickled our every funny bone. It is the absolute zenith of irony, that this poor, tormented man, from the debris of his own existence, somehow created a beautiful, literary kingdom, seldom seen on Earth.
Mark Twain’s resiliency is supreme and unmatched. “Will I ever be cheerful again, happy again? Yes. And soon,” he wrote in his diary. “For I know my temperament. And I know that the temperament is master of the man, and he is its fettered and helpless slave and must in all things do as it commands. A man’s temperament is born in him, and no circumstances can ever change it.” On his 70th birthday he never lost his touch. He stood and faced the huge gathering of friends, dignitaries, and loved ones before him and said, “I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way: by sticking strictly to a scheme of life which would kill anybody else.” The crowd laughed through tears and understanding of what he said, and the road he had had travelled. “It sounds like an exaggeration, but that is really the common rule for attaining to old age . . . . I will offer here, as a sound maxim, this: That we can’t reach old age by another man’s road.” His books and all he authored, were his underpinnings. The man who stood before them on his
70th birthday, was the Mark Twain the world seldom saw, or even knew. When he was asked if he feared death, he replied with a smile and a chuckle, “I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenienced me a bit.” He never recovered from the death of his wife, Livy. As usual, he blamed himself and felt that the Almighty had punished him through her death. Six years had passed and he still felt alone without her by his side. Yes, he could laugh again, but not in the same way as before. He had often remarked, “Oh, how I wish I was with Livy.”
In 1909 he was fond of repeating, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment in my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’” Though he never felt self-pity, that is not to say he never felt lonely, at times, as all humans do. And though he was resilient and strong in emotional constitution, he never recanted his views of how wicked life could become and summed this up by stating, “There has been only one Christian. They caught him and crucified him – early.”
On April 9, 1910, Halley’s Comet actually made its closest approach to Earth. Almost as if it were pausing along the way to pick up a passenger. The very next day, a stunned world discovered the dead body of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain. His oncekinetic body, at age 74, was now motionless. His hand forever stilled. His tongue now silenced. The tending physicians determined that Mark Twain had heart failure, due to angina pectoris. It is typical of Mark Twain to make such a grand exit, boarding on the legend and lore of Halley’s Comet. It seems too coincidental. We had Mark Twain for 74 years here on earth, and that time now seems far too brief. His life was like a comet, itself, shooting across the horizon, brilliant and dazzling along its path. Today, he remains among the most misunderstood, and misquoted authors in world history. He was a chameleon, who seemed able to change color, or shape, or so it seemed. He was many different things, to many different people who all said they knew him.
His nature was unpredictable at times, and he was a firebrand who danced to a different fiddler. He once took his black butler, George Griffin, with him on a visit to his publisher’s office. The scandal and outrage it produced
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The Paper • Page 5 • July 2, 2015 Former KemperSports Golf Course Employee Arrested
On June 23, the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested Dawn Snow, 52, of Murrieta, a former employee of KemperSports, on charges involving the misuse of public funds at The Crossings at Carlsbad, the city-owned golf course. The charges include multiple counts of burglary, grand theft and embezzlement totaling in excess of $595,000 during Snow’s seven-year tenure as Kemper’s controller at The Crossings golf course. Snow left her position at KemperSports in August 2014.
“We take any possible misuse of public funds by a city contractor very seriously,” said Interim City Manager Kathy Dodson. “The Police Department has conducted a thorough investigation, and now the case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office for prosecution, which we will fully support.” KemperSports has handled all golf course operations and management through a competitively bid contract with the City of Carlsbad since the course opened in 2007. KemperSports managers notified City of Carlsbad staff in October 2014 about possible misuse of a company credit
card by the former controller. Following an internal investigation conducted by KemperSports, the company reported its findings, which included the possible theft of public funds, to the City of Carlsbad Police Department on Nov. 26, 2014.
“This appears to be a case of one, long term employee who abused her company’s trust,” said Dodson. “Nonetheless, we will be conducting a thorough internal review of our management protocols to ensure city contractors are held to the very highest standards when it comes to financial controls and oversight of city funds.”
Upon learning of the alleged misuse of public funds, the City of Carlsbad immediately initiated its own independent audit of golf course finances dating back to 2007. The findings from this audit were provided to the District Attorney’s Office to assist in the prosecution. KemperSports has committed to reimburse the city for all losses suffered by the city as a result of these crimes, said Dodson. Snow was booked into the Vista Detention Facility
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At 9:10 am I had not heard from her; checked Southwest alines and, yes, her flight was on time. Into my trust Hupmobile I dashed, taking our two daughters with me (Trixie and Cindy, our pups). They love car rides and I knew they’d be delighted to see “mommy.”
Man About Town
I have long lived my life following the principle that “all things happen for a reason.” A corollary to that principle is, “Everything happens, pretty much the way they were supposed to happen.”
Both philosophies came front and center the past Sunday.
I had journeyed down to Lindbergh Field to pick up Evelyn Madison (The Social Butterfly) who was returning from the International Kiwanis Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her flight itinerary called for her to land in San Diego at 10:07am. She was to have called me from Las Vegas where she changed planes and confirm her arrival time.
Pleasant drive to San Diego, pulled into the cellphone parking lot. Checked for phone messages on my cell. Nothing. Time passed. Repeated phone calls to Evelyn’s call got her voice mail. I began to worry. She was a half hour late, then an hour. Finally, I checked our home phone voice mail and there she was, advising me, hurriedly, that she was dashing from one plane to another and she would be leaving at 11:16. Clearly, she had missed her earlier Las Vegas connection. (I learned later she had a really late departure from Indianapolis due to equipment problems with her Southwest plane; they had to fly in a second plane.)
Suddenly relieved (I had begun to worry what had happened to her) I checked on her arrival time. 12:30. An hour to wait. And here’s where I made a smart, smart move. Instead of waiting in an airport parking lot I headed to Shelter Island.
Palomar Medical Center Downtown
The Mess Mike Covert Left Us
Bob Hemker, the new CEO of Palomar Medical Center, can be forgiven if he hurls a great many epithets in the general direction of Mike Covert.
All Mike Covert did was dump a major mess-up in Hemker’s lap and now Hemker has to do his best to clean up Covert’s mess. For this, the Board of Directors paid Mike Covert well over $1 million a year, with benefits. Covert managed to manipulate the board, the taxpayers, the Escondido City Council, and
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What a beautiful place to wait for a late arriving plane.
A beautiful bay, full of sailboats at anchor, other sailboats entering and leaving the bay; here a fisherman in a small rubber boat, fishing with two or three lines (which I think is illegal, but I ain’t tellin’ . . ), at peace with the world. He had a floppy hat on to protect from the sun; I remember wondering if he had a bottle of ice water with him. Mighty small boat, not much larger than an inner tube, but he was having a wonderful time. Didn’t matter if he caught fish or not. He was at peace.
Several other kayakers, paddling about, enjoying the bay and the sun . . . at least one of the kayaks was on a fishing trip. Again, I got the impression they didn’t really care if they caught anything or not. They were at peace. And so was I.
As were the pups.
I put their leashes on and they romped up and down the boardwalk and the grassy areas, sniffing here and there. They, too, were at peace. And this is where
Letters to the Editor Closing Palomar’s Downtown Hospital Questioned.
The financial crises that prompted the Palomar Health Care District board of directors’ decision to close its downtown Escondido campus did not happen overnight. If the hospital has been losing money at the rate of $2,000,000 per month why have we (the public) not known about it? Why would this publicly elected board of directors wait until accumulated losses totaled $62,000,000 before anybody said anything about it publicly? Why wait until now and spring the decision to close the hospital upon citizens in a “chicken little, the sky is
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Serendipity slipped in. Had Evelyn’s plane not been delayed, I would not have likely discovered what a pleasant spot this is to wait for arriving passengers at Lindbergh.
Asked a passing couple for the time and it was 12:20. Oops! Time to break our reverie and head back to the airport to pick up mommy. As expected, the girls were delighted when they recognized mommy approaching the car. Everyone was happy once again.
It was good to have Evelyn back where she belonged. No more worries about what had happened to her. (Yes, Southwest did lose her luggage, what with the delays and all . . . but they delivered it later, via taxi, at no expense to us.)
Welcome home, Ms. Evelyn! ••••• Mark and Lynn Shaw, the folks to whom I turn for help with my hearing aids, are kicking of the 4th of July with a big sale that will last the entire month of July (you can find their full page color ad on page 2 of this here paper). They know their stuff and are able to keep me hearing every single command Evelyn gives!
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much would you take off?"
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everthang but my earrings." Louisiana
A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana .."
When asked why, he replied, "I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everythang happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world." Mississippi
The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, "Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!" Bubba replied, "Did y’all see who it was?" The young man answered, "I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number." North Carolina A man in North Carolina had a
flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, "I got a flat tahr.” The passerby asked, "But what’s with the flowers?"
The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither." Tennessee
A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?" The driver whut?"
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out
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in 1893, of a white man and a black man, seen together – as equals -- under such circumstances, was pyrotechnical. It produced such a vocal outburst, that Griffin was embarrassed. Mark Twain was resolute and defiant. He later wrote of the embarrassment it created: “But not for me, for the companionship was proper; in some ways he was my equal, in some others my superior.” (“A Family Sketch,” Ibid)
A most touching moment occurred in 1895 when Mark Twain met with 14-year-old Helen Keller. Pressing her fingers gently on Twain’s lips, he proceeded to tell her an amusing story. All along the narrative, the young teenage Keller, both deaf and blind, broke out in laughter at all the right places, as Twain punctuated his story with humor. Her tiny fingers ‘read’ his lips, and her dark world suddenly lit up with laughter, and sunshine, and all the things that make children happy. Deeply touched at her childlike innocence, and in spite of her being cursed in eternal darkness, Twain saw something he had long overlooked. For what little in life this small fragile child had, she was supremely confident. She was supremely optimistic. She was supremely happy! He later wrote: “She is a fellow to Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, Homer, Shakespeare, and the rest of the immortals.” (“History, Letters,
Literature,” by Mark Twain.) Though she could not talk, and even though she was totally blind, the 14-year-old Helen Keller had taught Mark Twain much, in his twilight years.
Mark Twain was a master storyteller, and words were his medium. But, in the final chapter of his life, his fondest and most eloquent words were plain and simple, as if they came from a small boy running barefoot along the mighty Mississippi. Yet they were majestic words, for they rang of truth, and they rang of beauty and they rang of undying love: “Oh, how I wish I were with Livy.”
Coincidence or not, Halley’s Comet came on his birth year. And came back for him on his last year on Earth. Just as he said it would. Seems he got his two wishes. He wanted to be with his beloved wife, Livy, and his personal comet, like a chariot, took him home. ••••• Frederick Gomez is a frequent contributor to The Paper (though not often enough.) His scholarly research together with his flowing pen makes for fascinating reading and we have a library of his work within our archives. Letters to the editor are always welcome Try to keep them to 250 words or less. as always, The Paper reserves the right to edit for content and for space. Send your submissions to: email@example.com
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information about Soroptimist International, visit www.soroptimistvista.org and www.sioceansidecarlsbad.org.
The Garden Club meets the first Friday of every month at the Vista Senior Center. For information about the club, call 760.726.8737. Meetings/Events Calendar
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Soroptimist Clubs Furnish and Decorate “Soft Room” for OPD
ABWA Speed Networking Dinner Meeting – Join the Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) for a Speed Networking meeting and dinner tonight, Thursday, July 2nd, with networking at 6pm, dinner at 6:30 and the program from 7:15 to 8pm. The meeting will be held at Pictured l-r Soroptimists Lori The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Somers, Kay Van Nevel, Jackie Road, San Marcos. Special Piro, Chari Goddard and for this event is Oceanside PD Detective Sergeant price $15/person, members and Rick Favela in a “soft room.” guests, including dinner. Taking a cue from speed dating, speed networking is a fastpaced and fun way to interact with other members and guests. Visit with other attendees one-on-one for a few minutes; questions will be supplied. Expand your circle of connections. For more information or to register, visit the website at www.abwa-soaringeagles.org or contact Sue Puffet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.822.2242.
Members from both Vista and Oceanside-Carlsbad Soroptimist Clubs furnished funds and furniture donated by members for a “soft room” at the Oceanside Police Department as part of their Stop Trafficking program. In May, members of both clubs teamed up to transform a typiVista Garden Club Is Growing! cal Oceanside Police Department interview room New members of the Vista Garden into a “soft room” with comClub attended an orientation confortable furniture, lamps and ducted by board members recently. décor for victims of sexual From left are Eva Raines, assault, domestic violence and Rosemarie Schmidt, William Graf, human trafficking. For more Susan Radakovic, Patricia Cooper, and Sherrie Wasson.
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In any case it now appears the district is to have one defunct hospital and two possibly overloaded hospitals with the newest in Escondido incomplete and having seriously inadequate parking, all not to mention a half billion dollars in bonded debt
We’re not saying that under these financially painful circumstances the decision to close the hospital is wrong. Obviously the board is now doing what they must for the district to survive. But the circumstances surrounding the board’s decisions and their lack of communication with the public to whom they are responsible raises serious questions. Was this financial outcome not predictable at the time they moved forward to build a new hospital? Was the districts’ commitment to keep the downtown campus open simply a hollow promise to secure public approval for a proposed new campus? /s/Sid Colquitt Escondido, CA.
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While my wife and I were traveling to San Diego to root on family members running in the San Diego Marathon, we picked up a copy of the May 28th issue of "The Paper." We found the arti-
cle "The Day They Hung Chipita" to be extremely interesting and well written.
Our enjoyment of "The Paper" continued as we read the "Daily Chuckles," the "Local News" and several other articles. It was refreshing to read positive and cheerful articles, rather than the gloom and doom headlined by big city papers to increase circulation. Thanks for helping to make our stay in the San Diego area one that we will long remember. /s/Tom Rudolph Pittsburgh PA
I came across this (attachment) in an old periodical some time ago and thought it may, with a bit more research, make a quite interesting story; especially now. It seems that sOme people are not happy unless they can “stir the pot.” Even the family programs on tv have disagreemens and dissatisfaction over absolutely nothing.
I plan to be a lifetime subscriber to your weekly edition of The Paper. It is always a “good read” and sometimes it’s a “great read,” and the jokes are very good. Sometimes it takes me two days to finish the jokes because of the laughing in between. All in all, I really enjoy The Paper.
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City Interested in Hearing from Local San Marcos Korean War Veterans – The City plans to honor local San Marcos Korean War Veterans during the annual San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th, from 12noon to 3 pm. If you or someone
Extreme Water Meddling will be Counterproductive
The State budget agreement earlier in June was really only the beginning of a series of intense discussions involving “trailer bills” that deal with specific issues not included in the main budget itself.
Senate Bill 88 is one such bill. This legislation, which I opposed, will have significant impacts on California agriculture. SB 88 received final approval on June 19, passing the Assembly in a 52 – 28 party-line vote. Specifically to address complex issues relating to management of groundwater and providing adequate supplies of safe drinking water, SB 88 bypasses existing laws by granting massive new authority to the State Water Resources Control Board. Among these are new powers to require consolidation of virtually any local water agency in California deemed
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History Center Happenings in July – The Escondido History Center is planning a great Independence Day Celebration in Grape Day Park on Saturday, July 4th. The Museum will be open from 4-7pm. There will be games, crafts, and contests for kids from 4 to 7:30pm. The main stage has a great lineup of bands beginning at 4pm, and at 8pm the 1st Marine Division Band plays for an hour, then the fireworks start at 9pm, NO alcohol, BBQs, dogs, or pop-up tents allowed. Be prepared to park elsewhere and walk in as the Woodward Street parking lot will not be available as that is where they set up the fireworks. The Walking Tour will be led by the dynamic duo, Dick and Ann Rothwell. Tour Old Escondido West with them to see homes in a variety of architectural styles in the Historic District. Meet on Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm, at the NE corner of Grand at Broadway. For “Movies in the Park” grab the kids, low-backed chairs or blanket, cash for the snack bar and get ready for fun. Start the evening at 7pm with games with Escondido Recreation, then a family-friendly movie airs at dusk: Saturday, July 11, Despicable Me; Saturday, July 25, Big Hero 6; and Saturday, August 8, Wreck-It Ralph. July is the Cougars Exhibit, photos, band uniform, leather football helmet to class rings, Escondido High School memorabilia will be showcased all month long in the office; Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. Also, don’t for-
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to have limited water supply reliability. SB 88 allows restrictions on drilling new wells and on deepening existing wells. Cities and counties would be allowed to limit crop changes on farms, even potentially limiting planting altogether if new crops increase demands on groundwater. Local jurisdictions will be allowed to deputize enforcement officers to issue citations with penalties as high as $10,000 per violation. These penalties, often for relatively minor infractions, would be imposed administratively and without due process, something American citizens rightfully expect as a basic civil right. If these new powers were limited to drought years, they might be acceptable. But these changes, adopted after less than one month of discussion and review, represent a permanent expansion of government power, a direct assault on liberty and a serious threat to California’s vast agricultural economy.
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get to become a member of the History Center; and before you shop Amazon, go to Amazon Smiles and pick the History Center as your recipient, so when you shop on Amazon, the History Center will receive a small donation every time you shop. EHC is located at 321 N. Broadway, P.O.Box 263, Escondido; call 760.743.8207.
Chamber Mixer at The Centre on Thursday, July 9 – The Escondido Chamber’s Business After Five Mixer will be on Thursday, July 9, from 57pm, hosted by The Centre, (2nd floor) 1205 Auto Parkway, Escondido, 92026. Networking, appetizers and cash bar; Chamber members free (reserve by July 6); $10/at the door; $25/non-members—must reserve with Chamber prior to attending. Sponsor tables available for $75. For reservations, call 760.745.2125 or Claudine@escondidochamber.org.
Senior Anglers Meeting Announced - The Escondido Senior Anglers meets regularly on the 2nd Friday of each month (this month, July 10th) at the Park Avenue Senior Center, 210 Park Ave, Escondido. The guest speaker will be James Gowans, California's representative to the International Game Fish Association. James will speak on principle activities and workings of IGFA; this will provide us with an excellent resource on local and International Game Fish proposed regulations and answer all of our concerns and questions. This energetic over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh & saltwater fishing, youth trout derbies, various picnics, RV camp-outs & other community service events. Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Shirts and shoes are required. Please feel free to join the group for lunch (dutch treat, separate checks) at one of the local restaurants that sponsors the club.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class - A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered
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"Yep," he replied. "That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine For Dumping Garbage.’" Marilyn Shea Attorney
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Tuesday morning. The case will now be handled by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Arraignment is scheduled for June 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 14 of the Vista Courthouse. ECCHO Fined $2500 for Campaign Violation by FPPC
ECCHO (Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization) has been hit witH a $2500 finE by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Although they won the election in their campaign against Michael Schlesinger, the developer who heads up Stuck in the Rough, LLC., they wound up on the wrong side of the election laws. “On or about June 2, 2014, the Homeowners Organization started soliciting and receiving contributions for the purpose of opposing Proposition H and, in response, formed the ballot measure committee Keep It Green Escondido to manage their campaign in opposition to Prop. H.,” says a recent stipulation filed by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
The group raised a total of $16,000 to beat back Schlesinger’s measure, then failed to report it until early this year. “The seriousness of the violation is aggravated by the fact that donor information for contributions totaling approximately $16,000 was not disclosed to the public until after the pertinent election.” But since the group was “an unsophisticated filer,” it got off with a $2500 penalty. Schlesinger spent over $1 million in his losing election bid.
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Y’all kin say whut y’all want ‘about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North. Have ya? ••••• A Potpourri of Funnies . . .
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
The Survey Line That Marks Four U.S. States
In 1763, two rather obscure surveyors settled a border dispute involving Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Today, the demarcation line drawn for the map of Colonial America serves as a border for the above three states, plus West Virginia.
The names of those two surveyors have lived on through a civil war to present-day America. The survey line drawn by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon is the unofficial cultural border separating the north from the southern states. The term “Dixie” came into being and has since been a term
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designating the southern states.
The dispute was created in 1681, by King Charles II, when he granted a colony charter to William Penn. Previously, a 1632 royal decree had granted Charles Calvert, Baron of Baltimore, the colony of Maryland.
Maryland's charter granted the land north of the entire length of the Potomac River up to the 40th parallel. Charles’ Pennsylvania grant caused a problem. His grant defined Pennsylvania's southern border as identical to Maryland's northern border, but described it differently because the King relied on an inaccurate map. The terms of the Pennsylvania grant indicated that Charles II and William Penn believed the 40th parallel would intersect the so-called “Twelve-Mile Circle” around what is today New Castle, Delaware, when in fact it falls north of the original boundaries of the City of Philadelphia, the site of which Penn had already selected for his colony's capital city.
In 1681, negotiations began to solve the problem. The next year, King Charles II proposed a compromise, which might have resolved the issue, however, it was undermined by Penn when he received the additional grant
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of the "Three Lower Counties" along Delaware Bay, which later became the Delaware Colony, a satellite of Pennsylvania. Years later, in 1732, the proprietary governor of Maryland, Charles Calvert, 5th Baron of Baltimore, signed a provisional agreement with William Penn's sons, which drew a line somewhere in between and renounced the Calvert claim to Delaware. But later, Lord Baltimore claimed the document he had signed did not contain the terms he agreed to, and refused to put the agreement into effect.
In the mid-1730s, violence erupted between settlers claiming various loyalties to Maryland and Pennsylvania. The border conflict became known as Cresap's War. Progress was made after a court ruling affirming the 1732 agreement, but the issue remained unresolved until Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron of Baltimore ceased contesting the claims on the Maryland side and accepted the earlier agreements. Maryland's border with Delaware was to be based on the “Transpeninsular Line” and the “TwelveMile Circle” around New Castle. The Pennsylvania-Maryland border was defined as the line of latitude 15 miles south of the southernmost house in Philadelphia
(on what is today South Street). To settle the dispute, Penn and Calvert hired British astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon to survey the newly-established boundaries between the Province of Pennsylvania, the Province of Maryland, and the Delaware Colony. It cost the Calvert family of Maryland and the Penn family of Pennsylvania an enormous amount of money to have the 244mile border surveyed, but the two families considered it money was well-spent because there was no other way of establishing land ownership between the two colonies. After Pennsylvania abolished slavery in 1781, the western part of the colony and the Ohio River became a border between Virginia (today West Virginia), separating slave and free states. Delaware retained its slavery until the 13th Constitutional Amendment was ratified in 1865.
Today, various survey markers can be found along the four-state borders, some on private property, so owner permission is necessary to see them.
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Fear has no boundaries affecting all types of people. There are no sex, economic, or race discrimination guidelines. Research shows at least 30% or our population avoids going to the dentist due to fear. Our personal estimate is closer to 50% where anxiety is the culprit for avoiding needed care. With such a large segment of the population needing care but too afraid to seek us out, it is easy to see why a safe, non-judgemental, pain-free experience would be a welcome change for the anxietysticken patient. Oral Conscious Sedation (OCS) meets that incredible need. The Dentists who have
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Sunday, July 12th from 2pm to 5pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association’s shooting range east of Lake Wohlford at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. Cost is $60. To register for the class, call Jack at 760.746.2868.
Happy Hour Politics Meeting – Join Happy Hour Politics on Wednesday, July 15th, to meet Trisha Amador, Deputy District Attorney, Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking Division. Trisha will address Senate Bill 967, more commonly referred to as the “Yes means Yes” law, recently signed into law. This law, portrayed as a law revolutionizing the standard for consent, only applies to college students currently attending a university receiving Federal Title IX funding in the state of California. If you’re a student, or a parent or grandparent with children or grandchildren, heading off to college, you need to know about and understand this law! Trisha has been a DDA since 2007 and works with victims of all ages, but specializes in sexual assault cases, specifically drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. She has taught law enforcement on the subject and is a guest speaker at the San Diego State FratMANers program providing information about drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. In these presentations, her focus is to stress how being accused of/charged
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ise, we are able to take their fear seriously, they are not being silly, and that we care about their emotional needs as well as their dental needs.
If the patient fears one dental visit to the dentist, imagine their frustration when they find out that they have not attended to their dental health over many years because of their fear, and that they may have to have numerous appointments, over many months, to complete their care. This is always received as discouraging news and often
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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck
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Humor for the ages
The Paper • Page 12 • July 2, 2015 “Windows and Devices” under a single VP. They probably should have done it years ago. Windows 10 is their latest gambit in a strategy to regain relevance in the constantly evolving Internet mobile technology.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Microsoft Windows 10, Part 3-conclusion
Microsoft’s failure to recognize the significance of the Internet in the 90s and mobile Internet use in the 2000s left them badly behind the learning curve in those technologies. Complacent with their 92% share of OS (operating systems) for PCs, Microsoft lost the early opportunity to leverage their dominance in PCs into dominance in smart phone and tablets. Now Google and Apple share and profit from over 90% of that business while Microsoft has less than 3%. With mobile device sales still growing and PC sales not growing, Microsoft is desperately trying to find a way to capture revenue from mobile devices, applications and advertising. So far their attempts to crack the mobile markets have met with limited success. In a June 2015 shake-up, Microsoft put
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trusted members of the community leadership teams. And stayed in place. For 12 years.
Covert built himself an Empire and he was the Emperor, the Master of all he surveyed. And an arrogant one at that.
It’s a pretty sure bet that about a year ago Covert saw the handwriting on the wall. The revenue simply was not there to service the debt. He probably should get out of town on his terms rather than the public’s when the figures became public. It’s been a long time since a community member has been ridden out of town on a rail, or tarred and feathered, but if anyone ever deserved the honor Mike Covert did. So Mike Covert manipulated yet another hospital board to hire him, I’m sure at an outrageous salary and perks, and got out of town ahead of an angry lynch mob.
One of the leading lights in the movement to pass the bond issue that helped build the beautiful Taj Mahal Hospital we presently have west of downtown Escondido was prominent attorney, Ken Lounsbery. Ken is a former City Attorney and City
The most significant improvement in Microsoft’s OS has been the upgrade to 64 bit code circa 2007. Until then, the old 32 bit OS could address only 3.2GB of memory. A 64 bit OS can address virtually any amount of RAM. In the past 15 years Microsoft’s OS has done little to change or improve the way we use our PCs.
A brief history of Microsoft’s OS since the coming of 64 bit follows. Vista (2007) was 40% slower than XP and stuffed with goofy ideas from the “propeller heads” on Vista’s development team. Win 7 (2009) was basically Vista with the goofy stuff removed. Windows 8/8.1 was basically Win 7 with the much hated “Metro” touch screen style user interface. Its unpopularity broke the previous records held by Microsoft ME and Vista. Win 10 is basically Win 8 without “Metro” (which makes it Win 7) but slimmed down so it fits on smart phones and tablets as well as PCs. In order to do that Microsoft had to dump some features like Media Center, games, and a few other things that we don’t know about yet. Windows 10 will not allow you the luxury of controlling upgrades. When Microsoft changes something it will automatically install on
Manager for Escondido; he’s also prominent in governmental affairs and land use. His is a respected voice in the legal community and the community at large. He supported Mike Covert and the bond issue in large part because of Covert’s assurances that there would remain a significant hospital presence in the downtown Escondido area.
“They made me into a liar,” said a frustrated Lounsbery. “I don’t like that. Not one bit.”
Lounsbery has worked for years to develop his very solid professional reputation . . . so when someone sullies his name or tarnishes his reputation, he takes it personally.
We asked Lounsbery if any personal liability or culpability attached to Mike Covert. Could he be charged in civil or criminal court for defrauding a community because of misrepresentation and manipulation that may border on fraud?
“Hard to say without researching the matter,” he said. “Is puffery and arrogance sufficient cause of action for a complaint? Probably not. There’d have to be some kind of forensic audit to determine any actionable causes . . . my
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your Win 10 PC, phone or tablet.
Win 10 is supposed to stimulate the sale of Windows branded mobile devices by giving users a seamless Microsoft OS linking all Microsoft powered devices (Xbox, smart phone, tablet and PCs). Since phone and tablet makers have had little incentive to switch from Android to Windows, Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone and tablet business in 2013 in order to have a captive manufacture of mobile devices. Another purpose for Win 10 is to stimulate the sale of “Cloud” and Microsoft “company store” apps. In theory, Microsoft’s business and retail customers will be able to buy all kinds of useful and fun stuff for their phones, tablets, game boxes and PCs at the Microsoft on line “App Store.” If Microsoft succeeds in boosting its mobile presence they will also enjoy
increased advertising revenue opportunities from their browsers and search engines.
Microsoft has made a very good living for decades selling OS to PC manufacturers and software to users. Now as their OS sales are in decline Microsoft must find a way to replace that lost revenue. They seek to do that through the sale of mobile devices, applications, cloud services and Internet advertising. Windows 10 is a key part of that strategy. The problem is that Win 10 has nothing new to offer Win 7 or 8 users. Microsoft will surely sweeten the pot as users continue to hold off on the free Win 10 upgrade. Our advice is to stand back and wait a few months. Don’t rush to do a potentially problematic, one way upgrade that may give you less than you already have. Let’s wait and see.
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But he followed the law.
Escondido Sobriety Enforcement Results
On Saturday, June 27, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Centre City Pkwy / Decatur Way.
Drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 12 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 11 vehicles were impounded. Following are other results from this event: 1236 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. 835 vehicles were screened in primary. 52 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) 32 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (8 for suspended license and 15 for unlicensed driver, 1 for no insurance.) There were 3 Field
Sobriety tests administered and 1 arrest for DUI.
Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems. The Roynon Museum of Paleontology Finds New Escondido Home
No more does the Roynon Museum of Paleontology have to operate out of a small converted garage in an Escondido neighborhood.
After 15 years in a south Escondido neighborhood a neighbor (who has since sold his property and left the area) complained to city officials about the museum and city officials issued orders to close up shop and move to an appropriate new location. It took some effort but it’s getting done.
New location, new name. Soon, the museum will be known as the Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology, and will be located at 457 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Escondido near the old Palomar Hospital building. The larger space is “a must,”
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with/convicted of such crimes will impact their lives and the lives of their victims. The Happy Hour Politics (HHP) events are held the third Wednesday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad. There is a $20 cash cover charge (includes appetizers). Drinks are available for purchase. For more information, contact Melanie Burkholder at 307.690.7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check Facebook for Happy Hour Politics, or follow on Twitter @hhpcbad. RSVP by Wednesday, July 8th. Free Backyard Composting Workshop Offered - Composting experts from Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will teach local residents the basics of compost-
ing and vermicomposting at a workshop sponsored by the City of Vista and Clean Green Vista. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is requested and there is a $3 entry fee to Alta Vista Gardens, the site of the workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, from 9am11am, at Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. Bring a folding chair if you wish. Pre-register by email at email@example.com or by phone at 760.305.7842 or 760.598.8289, and include name and phone number.
"Celebrate the Red, White and Blue" - is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, July 20, at 11:30am at the Broken Yolk Café, 101 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos.
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Until July 16th, you can get everything I’ve listed here for only $57!
Dr. Heilman will be offering this consulation and examination from now until Thursday, July 16th, 2015.
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers 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. Olga Diaz
Council Member, Represents District 3
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The cost of the lunch is $18/person. The speaker, Marlene Paltza "In Love with America", an inspirational speaker from Brea, California, is a true beauty. She won the title of Miss Philippines at the age of 18 years old. She will share words of wisdom, her life experiences and tell us, "How Sweet It Is". There will be beautiful "Made in America" jewelry, one of a kind. Also, you will be entertained with patriotic music. Come and meet the dynamic speaker and special guests, and bring a friend. The Club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by July 16th. Walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more info, visit www.Stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Martha at 760.471.7059.
Escondido Drought Response
Municipalities and water districts throughout the state have been assigned a water conservation goal. The City of Escondido is expected to achieve a 20% conservation rate. Everyone in Escondido has tried their best to conserve water.Last month’s actual conservation rate was 11%, good, but not enough.
Since nearly 60% of residential water use is attributed to landscape irrigation, the “easiest” way to save water is to reduce DAR Chapter Honors Members/Spouses - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner with the Department of Defense, honored two of their members and their spouses for their efforts during the fall of Saigon.
Jacquie Berzins, Aivars Berzins, Linda Ramos, Adele Lancaster Adele Lancaster and her husband, Thomas, fostered seven Vietnamese children who had been separated from their families. Jacquie Berzins and her husband, Aivars, were on Guam during the fall of Saigon. Aivars was in the Navy and tasked with converting Orote Point, a jungle
outdoor watering of ornamental landscape – grass, flower beds, etc. To meet our target, the Escondido City Council has modified irrigation water restrictions throughout the City as follows: Homes with odd-numbered addresses Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday Homes with even-numbered addresses Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday Apartments, condos, mobile home parks, and businesses - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
overgrown abandoned airstrip into a tent city for 50,000 evacuees. Jacquie and other wives worked to re-unite separated families, made all the more difficult because of language barriers and similar last names. Their service was acknowledged with a certificate and DAR Challenge Coin by Regent Linda Ramos. DAR Honors Eight Local Students
Set your irrigation timer to the correct dates and for a maximum of 7 minutes per station. It is also required that you irrigate between the hours of 6pm and 10am.
IF Escondido water users are not able to collectively meet the goal, stricter restrictions will be considered to prevent water use fines in excess of 150% of current water rates. Simply put, we can’t afford not to meet our target savings. Laura Chandler-Jacobson, RBVDAR, to eight 8th graders: Daniel Dyerly and Kaitlin Leibelt of Vista Magnet Middle School; Joshua Tempauer and Lauren Scott of Vista Innovation and Design Academy; Cindy Bui and Katalina Ramirez of Rancho Minerva Middle School; Sierra Johnson and Aleena Record of Faith Lutheran School. Rancho Buena Vista Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored eight local students at their 12th annual awards ceremony. The winners were recognized for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments. This award is given to a boy or girl in middle school
The Pastor Says . . .
In the photo, above, Good Citizenship medals and certificates were presented by (l-r)
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ally dressed performers are the choir. There is no pulpit, only a wandering preacher dressed in street clothes. Is all of this bad? No, but it is different. Things are not the same.
Nessie is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 7 pound, Blue Tabby with a short fur coat. Nessie is almost 2 years old.
Nothing is going to get between Nessie and her next meal. She will do whatever you want to make sure she doesn’t miss out. After she eats she’s ready to play. Nessie was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from a shelter in Hawaii through the FOCAS program. The $100 adoption fee for Nessie includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Ivy, a 5-year-old Dutch mix, is a sweet bunny looking for the perfect family to call her own. Her unique markings and adorably large ears make her one of the prettiest bunnies we’ve ever seen, and her silly personality simply can’t be beat! Ivy’s caregivers describe her as a cheerful, bubbly bunny who’s ready to play with a new family. This sweet, adorable little girl loves to be around her people. While she may get a bit overzealous in a cage, she does much better in an x-pen environment where she has more room to move and play. Her ideal home would be with a bunny-savvy family who can show her the love she’s been missing. Her adoption fee includes her spay, permanent microchip identification, and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! Ivy is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3540 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Pastor richard Huls (retired) Changing Times
It has been said , “that you can’t go home again.” Recently I tried to do that by visiting my childhood home village in Michigan. But the village was not the same. Now, they have stores open on Sunday, alcohol is sold in a social club, houses are bigger and more costly, and the small farmers struggle to compete with the corporate monoliths. Even the church is not the same. No one wears a suit, not even the preacher. They don’t use hymnbooks, but project the words (often unfamiliar) on a screen. A band composed of drums, guitars, horns, and casu-
Such is the world we live in today. Royalty marry commoners, blacks marry whites, Protestants marry Catholics, men marry men and women marry women. People change their sex. We use common restrooms. We wonder how it all started and where it will all end.
Some fight the changes. Others condemn them. Biblical Scripture is quoted to prove that God hates these changes, while others use the same Scriptures to prove God condones them. Many question what is right or wrong. Does the Government or culture tell us how to live and what to believe? It reminds me of a song in the musical, Oklahoma, “What’s a Poor Girl to Do?”Is it the beginning of the end or are we just going through social and cultural changes?
I find comfort in the theme of the Fourth of July, a reminder of our nation’s heritage, freedom of speech, religion, and the press. I have a God given right to believe and do as I am convicted, allowing “others” the same right. Just don’t try to take that away from me.
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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 Jim Desmond
Annual Fourth of July Celebration
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, the San Marcos Fire Department reminds all residents that all fireworks are best left to experts.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks. Residents can safely enjoy a FREE fireworks display during the annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza at Bradley Park on Saturday, July 4. Entertainment and festivities begin at 6 pm with the firework show at 9 pm.
See you there! For more information or to donate to the fireworks display, please visit www.san-marcos.net/specialevents.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Independence Day Celebration
This year’s Independence Day celebration should be a fun, family filled evening! I invite you to the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park. As part of the celebration, the City will honor three local heroes with military service and the honorees are: Pete Peterson (U.S. Marine Corps), Natalie Marchetti (U.S. Army), and Jay (Huel) Oldham (U.S. Air Force).
The Amphitheatre opens at 5 pm. Come out and enjoy the live entertainment with the Mar Dels performing and take in the spectacular fireworks display at 9 pm. There is a $5
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er for the aliens to snatch you from your car.
~ Calories (noun): Tiny creatures that live inside your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night.
~ Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection ... again. ~ Can you believe how many award shows there are? They even have awards for commercials - the Clio Awards, a whole show full of commercials. I taped it and then I fast forwarded through the whole thing.
~ Computers find our faith in technology amusing. ~ Courteous people learn courtesy from the discourteous. ~ Dentist: Don't worry. I'm painless. Patient: But I'm not!
~ Did you hear the one about the corduroy pillow? It's making headlines.
~ Discouraged Golfer: "I think I'll just drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?"
~ Doctor: Do you suffer from arthritis? Patient: Do you know anyone who enjoys it? ~ Doctor: I don't like your test results.
Patient: Yeah, sorry - I didn't study.
~ Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished. ~ Don't give up on your dreams ... unless your dreams are really, really stupid.
~ Don't let people drive you crazy. It's within walking distance.
~ Don't mess with people who do yoga ... you'll be surprised how quickly they get bent out of shape.
~ Either you love bacon or you're wrong. ~ ESP is real ... I read about it
In addition, if you are an active or retired military, fire, or law enforcement officer, we invite you to enjoy the Wave Waterpark for free on July 4. This is our way of extending our gratitude to you and your family for all that you do for our country. Bring your valid active duty or retired ID to the Wave to receive one free admission (up to 6 additional tickets may be purchased for $9.95 with valid ID). Have a great Independence Day!
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
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admission per person to the Amphitheatre and children five and under are free. Active, retired military, and their immediate family receive free admission (with military ID).
Oceanside Day at Petco Park
“Take me out to the ball game; take me out with the
Grab your baseball cap and glove and come join us for a fun-filled day at Petco Park! Hosted by Oceanside Parks and Recreation department, this event takes place on Sunday, July 26th at 1:00 pm. The Padres will take on the Florida Marlins and tickets are available at the Recreation Administration office, 300 North Coast Highway for $20 each (valued at $29), with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends of Oceanside Parks. Purchase with
in tomorrow's paper.
~ Ever notice how ignorance picks up confidence as it goes along? ~ Ever notice how the people who tell you to settle down are the ones who got you mad in the first place? ~ For every problem there's a simple solution. Unfortunately, it's usually wrong. ~ Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.
~ Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world!" Caddy: "I don't think so, sir. That would be too much of a
cash or checks made out to “Friends of Oceanside Parks”. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.oceansiderec.com (under Family Focus/Recreation Events) and a $3 service fee per ticket will apply for all online orders. Use promo code OPR2015 when ordering. T-shirts are available for $5 per shirt for small, medium and large shirts and $10 for larger sizes. The Oceanside group will meet at the Coaster station at 11:00 am on game day. Get your tickets while they last and enjoy the game while supporting our City Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 760-435-5041. coincidence."
~ I bet the creator of the artificial heart is pretty mad that we still use "sliced bread" as our basis for great inventions . ~ I childproofed my house. They're still getting in. ~ I don't think that was real Escargot. After I ate it, I felt sluggish.
~ I know it is supposed to be very easy ... But do you actually know anyone who has shot a fish in a barrel? ~ I like to look at the chart of the chemical elements periodi-
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‘chuckles’ Cont. from Page 15 cally.
~ I’d be an ideal mother if it wasn't for my kids.
~ If a person named Mel posted a picture with a pet collie, would the caption be "Mel 'n' Collie"? ~ If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
~ If you have problems laughing at yourself, just call me. I have no problem laughing at you.
~ Inflation hasn't ruined everything ... A dime can still be used as a screwdriver. ~ It's easy to identify people who can't count to ten. They are in front of you in the express lane at the supermarket. ~ Live your life so that when you die, the preacher will not have to tell lies at your funeral . ~ Love your enemies. It'll drive them nuts.
~ Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. ~ No matter how busy people are, they are never too busy to stop and talk about how busy they are.
~ Nobody reads the rules for Monopoly unless there's an argument. ~ Not only does history repeat itself ... it keeps forgetting where it left its keys.
~ Of course talk is cheap - supply far exceeds demand. ~ One reason it's so hard to save money is that our neighbors are always buying something we can't afford . ~ People never say "it's only a game" when they're winning. . ~ Q. When do you go on red and stop on green? A. When you’re eating a watermelon. ~ The best way to learn is to teach.
~ The easiest way to find a lost item is to buy its replacement. ~ The future is not what it used to be. ~ The nice thing about cold
weather is that you immediately know if you've walked outside with your fly unzipped.
~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. ~ The trouble with opportunity is that it's always more recognizable going than coming. ~ Vacation: A time when parents realize that teachers aren't paid enough.
~ We have to believe in free will. We have no choice. ~ We'll always be best friends because you know too much. ~ You are not finished when you lose. You are finished when you quit.
~ You never realize how boring your life is until someone asks what you like to do for fun. ~ You're nobody's fool! (But maybe somebody will adopt you.) ••••• A golfer walks into the pro shop at the local course and asks the golf pro if they sell ball markers. The golf pro says they do, and they are $1.00.
The guy gives the golf pro a dollar. The golf pro opens the register, puts the dollar in, and hands him a dime. ____________________________ FYI: This economic model is also used by the U.S. government. •••••
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greater concern now is, if they do, in fact, close the downtown hospital, and if they do, in fact, save $20 million annually, will that be enough to meet the financial difficulties the district is having? And, if not, what do they propose to do? From this perspective it appears to us that the Board of Directors of the Palomar Health District must have known for some time about the deep financial problems. It has to have been at least a year in the making. This did not just happen overnight. This brings into the question the matter of transparency.
Why was the public, and all those others who had an investment in the project, not kept in the loop and given the information as it was developed? Why conceal it? This was true of the prior board as well as the currently elected board. We should all have answers from the board, both past and present. We seriously doubt the public would support any additional bond issue, after the painful experience we’ve suffered, and continue to suffer, after supporting the most recent hospital bond issue.
Bob Hemker, as we see it, is blameless. He worked with and for Mike Covert as the Chief Financial Officer, and was a likely choice to succeed Covert when he, Covert, fled the scene. Hemker has had to make some difficult choices and recommendations. What other options are there other than closing the downtown campus?
It seems that Hemker and his staff made the only recommendation to the board they could have made . . . and the board cast the only vote they could have. I don’t much like it but I understand it. Where I am very critical of both staff and board is the lack of transparency. We should have known about this problem long before it was presented to us as an item that required an instant, and painful, solution.
The “town hall” meetings the board held in order to impart information to the public and to hear the concerns of the public were little more than a public relations show that fooled no one, and appeared, in fact, to be "panic meetings," with little public input/questions allowed. Then the board cast its vote. In executive session. Why not cast it in a public meeting?
What is the big secret that cannot be revealed to a trusting public? Was the Brown Act violated? We are told Covert snared himself a job in Houston running a network of six hospitals owned by a multi-state health system, Catholic Health Initiatives.
Apparently, he was able to manipulate their board as easily as he did ours. Our condolences to the folks at Catholic Health Initiatives - but we can’t dwell on their problems. We have our own wounds to lick and help heal. The question now becomes: what are we going to do?
Will the hospital have to file a re-organization under Chapter 9? Will the hospital be able to sell or lease the property to someone else and, if so, what type of revenue stream might we expect from that action?
Is Kaiser Permanente interested in buying the downtown facility and operating their own North County facility (instead of working within the present new hospital with a number of beds committed to Kaiser and Kaiser physicians on call?) Or, would Kaiser Permanente be interested in buying the interests of Palomar Health, thus converting the new hospital from a public hospital to a privately owned hospital?
There may be other options. If so, we’d love to hear them. And we would recommend they be placed before the current Board of Directors of Palomar Health. More importantly, we urge the Board to listen. Not listening to the people is partially what got us into this mess.
Had the earlier board listened to the warnings about Mike Covert (as publicized repeatedly in both cover stories and editorial commentary by The Paper) and taken appropriate action, we might have saved a great deal of money paid out needlessly, and not made a lot of the commitments we are now locked in to. For too many years elections to the Palomar Health District Board has been an item of little interest to the average voter. The public knew little about, and cared less, about the Hospital District. We all should now realize that these are very important elected positions and we want to have the best and the brightest on that board . . . making the best and brightest of decisions and policies. And doing the necessary due diligence to avoid hiring someone like Mike Covert.
The Paper • Page 17 • July 2, 2015 Long Term Solutions for Southern California. Water Needs
John Smylie, Attorney At Law
I was a Graduate Engineering student at UCLA in 1955. One of my research projects was to determine water sources to satisfy the water requirements fot Southern California based on population projections. The world was simpler in those days. Imperial County Water District was charging $12.00 per acre foot for Colorado River water. They just had to hire people to open the water gates on their canal system. It was a gravity fed system. Los Angeles had some of the best tasting water in all of California from the Owens River. There were no legal restrictions on the use of Owens River water at that time. Los Angeles had no real problem.
The solution for San Diego became clear. San Diego water districts should seal the unlined Imperial Valley Water District canals and purchase the water saved from Imperial Valley water district. In that way there would be minimal water loss from the sealed canals. Imperial Valley farmers would retain their water supply from the Colorado river.
The RAND Corporation performed a similar study two years later. I believe it was published in 1959. Their study reached the same conclusion. Not only was it financially profitable for both water districts, but the water rights of Imperial Valley water district were superior to any other users. That plan is now being implemented after fifty years. It takes that long to obtain approval from the various public agencies and to satisfy the environmental studies and to overcome legal complications. What about the future? Solutions are available, but it may take fifty years to put any of those into operation.
The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has a project still on the record to bring surplus water from the upper Missouri River. One plan would
recharge the Ogalalla aquifer. Another would bring it to the Salt River in Arizona. The pumps supplying the Central Arizona Project could be reversed to pump the water back to the Colorado for California water needs.
There was also a proposal to construct an underwater aqueduct from the mouth of the Columbia River to California. Senator Jackson from Washington violently opposed that concept. He is now deceased. Maybe California can re-initiate that study. The Colombia River discharges at least ten times the volume of the Colorado River. I will do some research on that concept and prepare another column on that project. It will take action by many the public agencies to begin any of those projects.
Our Vallecitos Water District board of directors is one of the most forward looking agencies. They began their waste water reclamation program many years ago. Perhaps they could initiate interest by the Bureau of Reclamation to further plan on long term solutions. The Chinese are planning on connecting the Yellow River and the Yangtze with aqueducts and canals which would be the same magnitude as the upper Missouri River aqueducts.
The United States could start a Manhattan project or Apollo to the moon type program. It could be done in ten years with enough effort. Perhaps the California legislature could direct some of the money already authorized on water projects to perform preliminary engineering studies on the Missouri River or Columbia River diversion term projects. John Smylie San Marcos
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who shows qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism.
DAR is open to any female age 18 or older that can prove lineal bloodline from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. For additional information, contact 760.434.5457 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Auxiliary Hosts Countywide Girls State Tea In May, the Escondido American Legion’s Post 149 Auxiliary hosted the 2015 Girls State Tea for the County of San Diego’s American Legion Auxiliaries and their selected delegates to Girls State. In attendance with the selected delegates, and their parents, were auxiliary members from twelve different American Legion Auxiliary Posts throughout the county who announced the delegates selected and sponsored by their Post. This Girls
State Program is a nonpartisan leadership program in each state of the Nation, except Hawaii, that teaches young women an awareness and knowledge of governmental processes while learning about the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship. This year’s California Girls State will be held June 28th through July 3rd at McKenna College, Claremont, California, and is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California.
At Girls State, high school girls who have completed their junior year spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens. Girls have an opportunity to run campaigns and to be elected by their peers for positions in local, county, state, and federal government positions in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Girls were selected by school officials to be considered for the program and were then interviewed by auxiliary committee members for final selection as a delegate. Thirty-three delegates were selected to attend Girls State from the county this year. Escondido’s J. B. Clark’s Post is sponsoring five delegates:
Members of USD1812 Attended State Conference Eleven members of the San Diego Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 (USD1812), recently attended their State Conference, chaired by State Regent and member of the S.D. Chapter, Joanne Murphy.
Members of the chapter in attendance included [in photo below] (l-r, seated) past state president PaulaJo Cahoon; Joanne Murphy; chapter president Jennifer Smith; past state president Jo Ann Cornelius; (standing) secretary Wanda Prosser; state treasurer Shirley Arendt; Donna Derrick, Joedy Adams, Joan Bogaty, Jan Quigley; and corresponding secretary general NSDAR Karon Jarrard. In attendance, not pictured, Marilyn Nahas. The San Diego Chapter covers all of San Diego and Imperial County and works to support Fort McHenry and the Flag House. For more info, visit the website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/nysdcdw/sandiego1812/.
Joya Manjur, Valley Center High School Sylvia Davis, Escondido Charter High School
Stephany Virgen, Orange Glen High School
Essence Cardoza, Escondido High School Sumer Malloian, San Pasqual High School
North County Quilters Show and Sale – On Saturday, September In most cases, expenses associated 26th, the North County Quilters’ with attending this program are paid Association will be celebrating their by a sponsoring American Legion 30th anniversary with their annual Auxiliary through donations and quilt show and sale, with a majority fund raising, or from local businesses of the proceeds to benefit local charior other community-based organizaties. There will be food, vendor mall, tions. This year, scholarships in the boutique items, book sale, raffle basamount of $400 per delegate were kets, and quilts for immediate sale. The event will run from 10am to 4pm, at the Williams Barn (handicapped accessible), Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos (just off Twin Oaks Valley Road and Olive St.). Cost is $5; bring a copy of this article and receive $1.00 off. Under 8 and over 80 get in free. For more information, contact Carrie Harrison at 760.822.9977, Harrison.email@example.com or www.ncountyquilters.com. Pictured left to right are: Girls State Delegates Jade Cabrera, Post 552, San Volunteers for Earth Day Diego; Jessica Most, Post 434, Chula from Guajome Park Vista; Stephany Virgen, Post 149 Academy Recognized – Escondido; Taneshia Scales, Post 310, Loving the earth and serving San Diego; Ana Fung, Post 365, their community, 29 students Oceanside; Amy Eppert, Post 434, Chula from Guajome Park Academy Vista and Primary Academy in Vista volunteered at the required to attend Girls State. Earth Day Festival at Alta Vista Tony Stewart, American Legion Botanical Gardens. Director of District 22 Commander and guest Children's Programs at AVBG, speaker, presented the opening day’s Nancy B Jones, also known as events. Elissa Kirkland, Girls State "Farmer Jones," took thank-you cerCounselor, provided the delegates tificates to the school and presented and their parents with information them to the 29 student volunteers, about the activities held in previous thanking the students for giving years and the opportunities available their time and energy to make the for this year’s event, including the event a success for over 700 visitors. opportunity to be selected to attend A total of 70 volunteers worked to Girls Nation, a national government provide outdoor fun for families in training program. Girls Nation “senthe Children's Garden. The tradition ators” meet for a week in of awarding thank-you certificates Washington, D.C., where they run for helps students know that their political office, campaign for the pasefforts are appreciated - and encoursage of legislation, possibly meet ages them to continue volunteering. with members of Congress, and GPA students Tereza Bautista and oftentimes a meeting with the Tereza Zafra provided the planting President of the United States at the activity for 200 children using plant White House. The American Legion starts donated by Solutions Farm. sponsors Boys State Programs while GPA Students Cheyenne Tackett and the Auxiliaries fund and sponsor Girls State. To find out more about ‘Social Butterfly’ these programs, contact your local Cont. on Page 18 American Legion Post.
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said Keith Roynon, the museum’s longtime owner.
Keith Roynon has traveled worldwide and has spent a lifetime collecting fossils, skeletons and replicas of skeletal discoveries.
Roynon, 76, say he plans on expanding the size and scope of the museum, including settng up displays of larger exhibits to include dinosaurs.. Jeannie Nutter, the museum’s assistant director, called the expansion Roynon’s “lifelong dream.” “He has been collecting exhibits for the museum for over 70 years,” she said. “He’s excited he’ll finally have a place to showcase everything in a way it should be.”
The museum will have about 3,000 square feet of floor space with room to grow and for the first time will be open to the general public, not just school
Roynon, a retired antiques dealer, has been collecting fossils all his life.
Since 2000, he has provided tours for thousands of small children — mostly on school field trips. The museum features about 10,000 fossils and skeletal reproductions of dinosaurs and kids also participate in hands-on workshops where they learn about rocks and the Earth’s formation.
Nutter, next door neighbor to Roynon, said, “He can spread out a little bit. Right now we are so crammed tight. He also has things he wants to add to the collection.” The lease is for three years with an option for more.
“We’re just starting the demolition of what’s in there and pulling permits to redesign it to meet our needs,” Nutter said. “Our target date to open to the public is mid-August.” Tentative plans for the new museum will be to continue having classes for school kids in the morning, then be open to the general public on weekday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. On weekends the museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plans include a gift shop.
“We’re going to have to go with the flow because we’ve never been open to the public. We don’t know what the demand will be. A lot will depend on volunteers and demand,” Nutter said. For more information as a volunteer worker, or to inquire about the proposed gift shop, cantact roynonmuseum.org.
The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015550 The name of the business: SDCA Clothing Brand, located at 2700 E. Valley Pkwy, Space 313, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Placensia 2700 E. Valley Pkwy, Spc 313 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual First day of business was 5/1/15. /s/Daniel Placensia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/11/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014746 The name of the business: Sam Cash & Carry Catering, RMSA Cash & Carry Catering, located at 1520 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Hisham A. Khalil 1636 Ave. Oceano Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/15. /s/Hisham A. Khalil This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/04/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015353 The name of the business: Antonio’s Landscaping, located at 3946 Via Rosa, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Antonio Pedro Gaspar, Caterina Jose Pedro 3946 Via Rosa San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 7/13/2010. /s/Catarina Jose Pedro This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/9/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015251 The name of the business: West Coast Realtors, located at 301 Mission Ave. #211, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is hereby registered by the following: Real Estate eBroker, Inc. 301 Mission Ave. #211 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation.. First day of business was n/a. /s/Guintautas Kazlauskas, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/9/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015082 The name of the business: Doc’s Metal Craft, located at 500 Rancheros Dr. #165, San Marcos, CA., 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Darrin P. Jones 500 Rancheros Dr. #165 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/07/15. /s/Darrin P. Jones This statement was was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/05/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015136 The name of the business: Del Rio Landscape Development, located at 2525 Pruett Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Brandi Diana Kowal 2525 Pruett Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/8/15. /s/Brandi Diana Kowal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/08/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015091 The name of the business: SD Threading Studio, located at 1892 W. El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Harpal Kaur 44982 Bellflower Ln. Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Harpal Kaur This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/08/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016111 The name of the business: El Tule Oaxaca Cuisine #2, located at 1514 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Guillermina E. Martinez Gonzalez and Hipolito Leo Martinez Cedillo 1514 Linda Vista Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Guillermina E. Martinzes Gonzalez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015407 The name of the business: Shear’s To You By Lisa, located at 2055 Montiel Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Hernandez 2360 Canyon View Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/10/15. /s/Lisa Hernandez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/10/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00021209-CU-PTCTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Andras Benedek filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Andras Benedek, to Proposed name Andrew Benedek.
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 7, 2015, 8:30a.m., Department 46.
The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA., 92101, Central. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 24, 2015. /s/David J. Danielsen, Judge of the Superior Court 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 and 7/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016186 The name of the business: Med 2 U Mobile, located at 733 N. Ash Street, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Hazard 485 N. Citrus AVe #50 Escondido, CA. 92027 Gabriela Santibanez 733 N. Ash Street Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lisa Hazard This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014648 The name of the business: Kinaly Thai Restaurant, located at 1220 East Mission Road, San Marcos, ca. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lee A. and Manny Souvannarath 6761 Burgundy St. San Diego, Ca. 92120 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 6/03/2015. /s/Lee A. Souvannarath This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/3/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015120 The name of the business: Sun Valley Wholessale Florist, located at 28442 Mactan Rd, Valley Center, CA. 92082. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vince Martinez 14700 Fruitvale Rd. Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/04. /s/Vince Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/08/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Beauty Supply & Salon, located at
115 N. El Camino Real, Oceanside,
This business is hereby
registered by the following:
28039 High Vista Dr.
Escondido, CA. 92026
individual. First day of business was
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016654 The name of the business: ClanMacaulay.com, located at 654 Banjo Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mr. Beach, Inc. 654 Banjo Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/James E. McAuley, Jr., President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/24/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16, and 7/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014433 The name of the business: K & M Custom Arts, located at 993 S Santa Fe., Ste C, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is hereby registered by the following: Monique Morton 32166 Via Vera Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/15. /s/Monique Morton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/01/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015
SuPerIOr cOurT Of caLIfOrnIa, cOunTy Of San DIeGO VISTa DIVISIOn 325 S. Melrose Vista, ca. 92081 760.201.8094 SuMMOnS (family Law) caSe nO. Dn179777
nOTIce TO reSPOnDenT: alejandro Pascual Pascual you are being sued.
Petitioner’s name is: Maria Pascual Manuel You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you.
If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center. www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelp.org), or by contacting your local county bar association.
NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. Fee Waiver: If you cannot payu the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or for the other party.
1. The name and address of the court are NORTH COUNTY DIVISION, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Maria Pascual Manuel 226 W. Hawthorne Apt 2 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 760.421.3208 Date: July 28, 2014 Clerk, by /s/ R. Corona, Deputy
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The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-042 on Monday, July 6, 2015. Project no.: P13-0057 case no.: DP 13-042 applicant: Felipa Gaytan request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the establishment of a large family child care home (9-14 children). Location of Property: 3965 Grandon Ave., more particularly described as: Lot 4 of Subdivision Map No. 4215 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as filed in the office of the County Clerk Recorder of San Diego County. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-282-04-00. NOTICE: Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. 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 any 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. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or email@example.com. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 7/2/15.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016983 The name of the business: Imperial Pool Service, located at 764 Bennett Ave., Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Velasco 764 Bennett Ave. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel Velasco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/29/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 & 7/23/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016682 The name of the business: Nestorations, located at 707 Costa Del Sur, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sally Michelle Interiors, LLC 707 Costa Del Sur San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sally M. Soricelli, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/24/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 & 7/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016656 The name of the business: Silk, located at 3784 Mission Ave., Ste #149, Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is hereby registered by the following: Abreshom Inc. 3784 Mission Ave., Ste #149 Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/01/2015. /s/Mariam Ahbarzad, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/24/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 & 7/23/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016194 The name of the business: Bike Vault, Inc., T.Ryx Recumbent Trikes, Inc., Dean Racing, Inc., Velocimobiles, Inc., located at 1322 E. Mission Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Tyrannosaurus, Inc. 2017 Arboles Place Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/15/2006. /s/Terrence C. Dean, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 & 7/23/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-013723 The name of the business: Tea Lane Tea Parlor, located at 119A Main Street, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is hereby registered by the following: Elaine Ruth Lasater 1858 Canyon Heights Road Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Elaine Ruth Lasater This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/22/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015
nOTIce Of PeTITIOn TO aDMInISTer eSTaTe Of eLIZaBeTH ann BurnS case no. 37-2015-00019342Pr-La-cTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of ELIZABETH ANN BURNS, AKA ELIZABETH PASSEN BURNS, AKA BETTYE A BURNS Petition for Probate has been filed by ERIN ERIKA HEGEDUS in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101, Madge Bradley Bldg. Central.. The Petition for Probate requests that ERIN ERIKA HEGEDUS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 07/14/15 Time: 11AM. Dept: PC1 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 or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes 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. In Pro Persona Erin Erika Hegedus 1610 S. Atlantic Avenue, Apt A. Cocoa Beach, FL. 32931 760.215.9309 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015936 The name of the business: Fume Team I,c., located at 262 Amelia Court, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Fume Time, Inc. 262 Amerlia Court Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Uriel Zuniga, President This statement was filed with
Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/16/2015. 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 & 7/23/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014904 The name of the business: More Than Haircuts, located at 1537 Grand Ave., #B, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mitsuo and Dara Liesberg 39899 Tanager Trail Murrieta, CA. 92562 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 3/3/89. /s/Mitsuo Liesberg This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/04/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015493 The name of the business: WJ Shafer, located at 1872 Lendee Drive, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Weston Shafer 248 N. Van Ness Ave. Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA. 90004 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Weston J. Shafer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/11/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16 /2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015460 The name of the business: Cali Aggression, located at 2907 S. Santa Fe Ave., #48, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael L. Rosemund 2907 S. Santa Fe Ave. #48 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael L. Rosemund This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/10/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016176 The name of the business: Mamas BBQ, located at 532 12th Street, Imperial Beach, CA. 91932. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jennifer Loffredo 532 12th Street Imperial Beach, CA. 91932 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jennifer Loffredo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016205 The name of the business: Kbach Associates Insurance Services, located at 5973 Avenida Encinas #200, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ascendant Fiduciary Consulting, LLC 5973 Avenida Encinas #200 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/01/15. /s/Terry Kaltenbach, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016199 The name of the business: Zacatecas Produce, Zacatecas Produce, Inc., located at 1991 Don Lee Place, Escndido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Zacatecas Produce Inc. 1991 Don Lee Place Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alfredo Castro, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015274 The name of the business: Lora at the Keyboard, located at 1195 La Moree Rd., #63, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lora Clark 1195 La Moree Rd. #63 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/2003. /s/Lora Clark This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/09/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016364 The name of the business: Shipshape Travel, located at 2023 Jenna Place, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Cynthia Katz 2023 Jenna Place Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cynthia Katz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/22/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00016184-CU-PTNC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Benham Hadi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Benham Hadi, to Proposed name Ben Hadi
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 21, 2015, 8:30a.m., Department 26.
The address of the court is: North County Division, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 01, 2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 6/25, 7/02, 7/16/2015
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00020446-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Erlinda Marie Berlagdan Samuels filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Erlinda Marie Berlagdan Samuels, to Proposed name Marie Borlagdan Samuels. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 11, 2015, 8:30a.m., Department 26.
The address of the court is: North County Division, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose, Vista, Ca., 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 24, 2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 and 7/23/2015