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July 02, 2020

Volume 50 - No. 27

Fiction by Tom Calabrese

When I say the word chubby, the first thing that probably comes to your mind are words like plump and chunky. When you hear the name, Ervin “Chubby” Piper, you can easily picture a pleasant rotund cheerful fellow with rosy cheeks. If you are a sensitive person then you might think that the nickname “Chubby” might be unkind, offensive or politically incorrect. Well you would be right on the first statement and completely wrong on the last two.

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Ervin Piper was twenty one years old and a junior attending Occidental College in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He dropped out of school and joined the Marines and served three and one half years in the South Pacific starting with the Battle of Guadalcanal in August, 1942 where he served with John Basilone at the infamous Bloody Ridge. He reconnected with “Manila” John after the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient requested reassignment to combat duty. They were on the same

landing craft that hit the beach on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was leading his men off the beach when they came under heavy attack from small arms and machine gun fire from numerous entrenched Japanese positions. John Basilone saw Ervin Piper in the line of fire so he jumped up, showing no concern for his own safety and pushed his fellow Marine out of harm’s way and was fatally wounded in the process by a hail of enemy bullets. Ervin Piper survived the Battle of

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Iwo Jima and lived to return to California after the war. He had experienced many atrocities at the hands of Japanese, but the nightmare that haunted him the most was the death of John Basilone because he knew in his heart that it should have been him to die on the beach on that fateful day. The guilt never left him even after he returned to civilian life and Ervin lived like he was on borrowed time. His older brothers, Richard and Edward both received medical deferments because of chronic ear infec-


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tions caused from excessive deep sea diving from their work at an ocean salvage company in San Pedro prior to the war. They remained stateside and were already married and had children by the time Ervin got back from the South Pacific. He had just turned twenty five years of age when he was discharged from the Marines in October 1945 and moved back into the family home in Eagle Rock on Townsend Avenue. When Ervin was a child, he was overweight and was given the nickname “Chubby by his older siblings. Even though he outgrew his baby fat stage by the time he started Eagle Rock High School, the family nickname stuck with him even after combat had transformed him into a lean fighting machine, but only a select few were still allowed to use it as a term of affection or a reminder of a simpler time in the Piper family.

A friend was able to get Ervin a job at Paramount Studios in the prop department and it was during this time that Ervin crossed paths with Johnny Stompanato, a former Marine and combat veteran. Johnny “Stomp” or John Steele as he was sometimes called was a powerfully built man with matinee good looks and spoke in a low guttural tone, often conversing in short simple sentences to hide his lack of education. He had a unique style when it came to his wardrobe, often wearing dark baggy slacks, sil-

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A blonde gets a job as a teacher.

She notices a boy in the field standing alone, while all the other kids are running around having fun. She takes pity on him and decides to speak to him. 'You ok?' she says. 'Yes.' he says.

'You can go and play with the other kids you know.' she says. 'It's best I stay here.' he says. 'Why?' says the blonde.

The boy says: 'Because, I'm the goalie' •••• There once was a man from Nantucket

ver belt buckles and lizard shoes and also a penchant for the ladies, especially the vulnerable and gullible Hollywood starlets. Johnny Stompanato had some serious mental issues from his combat experience that included a hair trigger temper and a mean streak. Ervin recognized the distinctive behavioral traits from men that he served with in combat. They developed a taste for killing and violence and couldn’t let it go even when the battles were over and the weaker the victim, the most dangerous and abusive they became. Ray Milland and Burt Lancaster asked Ervin to go down to Tom Breneman’s Restaurant on Vine Street to pick up some sandwiches because they were filming late at the studio. As soon as he entered, Ervin heard yelling and looked over and saw Johnny Stomp with Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet sitting in a corner booth. Johnny was in the midst of an angry tirade and was berating the young woman over some transgression, “How stupid are you! When I tell you to do something, just do it! Don’t ever question me again!” Johnny slapped the young dark haired women across the face to emphasize his point. The other patrons were cowering in their seats, too fearful to intervene. Some were obviously aware of Johnny’s connections to organized crime and the others were intimidated by the man’s rage. Ervin approached the booth, “Hey Johnny, got a problem?”

“Do I know you?” Stompanato

who kept all his wealth in a bucket then his daughter Nan ran off with a man and as for the bucket, Nantucket •••• I recently bought a toilet brush.

Long story short, I”m going back to toilet paper. •••• Last Request: John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully, "Give me one last request, dear," he said. "Of course, John," his wife said softly. "Six months after I die," he said, "I want you to marry Bob." "But I thought you hated Bob," she said.. With his last breath John said, "I do!" •••• The Best Pub Ever . . .

Sitting in a New York bar, a Scotsman says, "As good as this bar is, I still prefer the pubs back home. In Dundee, there's a wee place called The Pillars. The landlord Big Edd, goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy four drinks, he'll buy the fifth."

"Well, Angus," said an Englishman, "At my local in London , the Red Lion, the barman will buy you your third drink after you buy the first two."

"Ahhh, dat's nothin'," said an Irishman, "Back home in me

snapped back.

“I work at Paramount,” Ervin said matter of factly. “Take a powder!”

“I was in the Marines too,” Ervin then turned his attention to Elizabeth Short who was crying and quivering, “I’ve seen you on the lot, how you doing today, Miss?” Before Elizabeth could answer, Johnny popped out of his booth to confront Ervin, “You trying to steal my girl, buzzard meat? I’ll give you one last chance to walk out of here while your legs are still working, Gyrene.” “Let’s go, I’ll give you a ride home,” Ervin offered the woman.

Johnny was tough and ruthless and wasn’t used to being challenged especially in public so he pulled his coat back to expose a pistol in a shoulder holster, “Still want to take her home?”

Ervin was lightning quick and grabbed Johnny’s pistol and thumped him on the right side of his head with it. Johnny took a wild swing and Ervin ducked under it and did a judo maneuver that he learned in the Corps and flipped his adversary over his back. Johnny landed on the table, lying face up and Ervin put the barrel of the pistol in Johnny Stomp’s mouth. Ervin had a flashback to when he was

favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then, when you've had enough drinks, they'll take you upstairs and see that you gets laid, all on the house!" The Englishman and Scotsman were suspicious of his claims, but the Irishman swore every word was true. "Did this actually happen to you?" they said.

"Not meself, personally, no,” admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times". •••• Two Caltrans workers were on the job. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one man digging a hole, the other filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, 'I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?' The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, 'Well, I suppose it prob-

in hand to hand combat on the island of Tarawa with a group of Japanese soldiers that infiltrated his unit’s defensive perimeter. He was just about ready to pull the trigger and blow the back of Johnny’s head off when Elizabeth Short screamed out. Ervin snapped out of his trance, looked Johnny in the eyes picked up the butter knife off the table and stuck it right next to his head. He grabbed Elizabeth Short’s arm and led her outside. Elizabeth stammered, “He’ll kill you for that…hell, he’ll kill us both!”

“He might try, I’d advise you to get out of town for a while until things cool off,” Ervin advised. “I got no place to go! Thanks for nothing…I’m just hoping Johnny doesn’t take it out on me.”

Elizabeth Short walked off and Ervin called to her, “Don’t go back, he’s not worth it” The woman just waved him off and continued on her way down the street and around the corner. Johnny Stompanato wasted no time finding Ervin at Paramount Studios and approached him while he was painting scenery the next day, “Hey Gyrene, you left before we had a chance to finish our business.” Ervin glanced up without emotion

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ably looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. But today the guy who plants the trees called in sick.’ •••• I have kleptomania. But when it gets really bad, I take something for it. •••• Dyslexics have more nuf. •••• Recently, in a large city in Australia, a poster featuring a young, thin, and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?" A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym. To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, get pregnant, and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins, stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea, and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and

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thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Kids in the Garden Class Creates! - Alta Vista Botanical Gardens was pleased to welcome back Kids in the Garden on June 13th where the kids created recycled art. With masks and social distancing, and using materials saved by Farmer Jones and brought from home, families created original pieces including rockets, boats and robots; butterflies, caterpillars, and turtles; a garden and a mobile.

Jase Ferrier displays his googly-eyed caterpillar.

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and continued painting, “If I had finished it, they would still be cleaning your brains off the wall.” Johnny smiled, “You can’t stay on the studio lot forever,” then walked off.

Audie Murphy, the most decorated man in World War II had been brought to Hollywood by James Cagney to be an actor. He was currently taking voice and acting lessons on the studio lot while living at Terry Hunt’s Athletic Club and became friends with Ervin. “I was wondering if you’ve got any guns I could borrow?” Ervin asked.

Audie Murphy had a trunk in the corner of the room, he opened the lid to expose weapons and ammunition inside it, “I sleep better when these are around. Got a problem?” “I just want to make sure I’ve got something in case of an emergency,” Ervin was being vague on purpose. “That emergency wouldn’t be that Stompanato hood, would it?”

“How did you know about that?” Ervin asked.

“It’s no big secret; he’s been shooting his mouth off about what he’s going to do to you.” Ervin replied, “At least I know my

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Conservation and recycling includes reusing materials. A little bit of masking tape - or a lot - goes a long way to foster creativity! 3 months of toilet paper rolls came in handy. The next Kids in the Garden class will be on Saturday, July 11, from 10am to 12noon, focused on Birds, Feathers, and Nests. Pre-registration is required. Class fee is $5 per person or free with AVBG membership. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is located inside Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Farmer Jones has been teaching the Kids in the Garden class for 12 years. To register for class, call Farmer Jones at 760.822.6824 or email farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website at altavistabotanicalgardens.org.

Can Town Reclaim the Name Bear Valley? - A reader of this column on local history posed an intriguing question about the original name of Valley Center. This installment, number 10 in the series, was sent to the Valley Center History Museum. The History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is temporarily closed; however, questions can be sent via email to musem@vchistory.org or by calling (760) 749-2993. A volunteer responds to all inquiries. Question: Thanks to you, I know that the original name of Valley Center was Bear Valley, but that the U.S.Postal Service declined to approve that name in 1874 when an effort was made to establish a post office under that name because there already was a P.O. in Mariposa County called Bear Valley. On a recent trip to Yosemite, we discovered that the Bear Valley P.O. in Mariposa is no more. Can we go back to that name?

Answer: You are correct. The reason given at the time to deny the name Bear Valley was that there already was a Bear Valley post office in Mariposa County, the name having been authorized in 1858. That post office closed in 1955. However, in 1967 a new post office was opened in Alpine County and requested the name

scent for trouble is still working.”

“I’ll lend you a gun on one condition,” Audie smiled mischievously. Two nights later, Ervin left his parents’ house and walked down the street as a car with its headlights off followed him from a distance of a hundred yards.

He turned down Spencer Lane, a quiet residential street and the car speeded up and blocked his path. Four thuggish looking men got out, two were carrying baseball bats and the other two were carrying shotguns. One of the men slapped the bat across the palm of his hand in a menacing fashion, “We can do this slow and painful or we can do it bloody and messy. We were told to give you a choice.”

“Now I’ll give you a chance…get back in your car and drive away,” Ervin counter offered and when the four men stood their ground, he knew his words fell on deaf ears. He took off his baseball cap as a signal and two shots came from a concealed position and both men with the shotguns fell dead to the ground. Ervin pulled out his .45 pistol and shot the other two holding the baseball bats. Audie Murphy walked out from behind a hedge, “You led them right into the ambush. If only the Nazis were that stupid. I’m still a pretty good shot, huh?”

Ervin shook his head in disgust and spit on a dead body.

Bear Valley. It was approved, and the regulation still stands that no post office in any county can be duplicated within a given state. So, Valley Center remains the town’s official name. ] Today, if one looks around the 92082 zip code, it is easy to find references to the Bear Valley name. Most notable are streets and roads with the name Bear Valley, and there is the Bear Valley Court House, still standing on Cole Grade Road, at one time part of the Bear Valley Judicial District. Contemporary maps still identify areas such as Bear Ridge and Bear Valley. And at the History Museum, the centerpiece exhibit is a taxidermy mount of an actual California Grizzly Bear which gave the town its original name of Bear Valley, a reflection of an 1866 event in which the largest such Grizzly in state history had been killed here in the previously unnamed town. The nearby dirt road where it was taken down is known today as Bear Valley Lane.

Bear Valley was the original name of Valley Center, but a post office by that name was not authorized. Escondido Chamber News & Updates The Escondido Chamber presents its 110th Annual Installation event on Thursday, July 30th, at 6pm. Join us on Zoom as we celebrate our Board Members and Ambassadors. Contact the Chamber at 720 N. Broadway, Escondido, 92025; or call 760.745.2125, and leave a message if necessary.

“The enemy is the enemy and you got to kill them before they kill you,” Audie Murphy’s statement was more profound than simplistic. “Let’s move before the cops get here,” Ervin suggested.

Johnny Stompanato, and local gangsters Mickey Cohen and Jack Dragna were having lunch in booth #48 at the Brown Derby at 1628 North Vine Street in Hollywood when Ervin came in and dropped a baseball bat in the middle of the table among their plates, “You need to find a new game to play, Johnny. Maybe the kids in the neighborhood are more in your league.” Mickey Cohen snarled, “Who’s this mug?” Johnny Piper.”

Stomp

replied,

“Ervin

“I’ve heard about you?” Mickey smiled, “You know who I am?”

“Mickey Cohen, former boxer, bootlegger and current gangster.”

“I don’t like the word gangster,” Mickey Cohen retorted.

“Call yourself whatever you want and I’ll do the same,” Ervin replied.

“Johnny works for me so if you got a problem with him then you got one with me,” Mickey threatened.

Ervin wasn’t the kind of man to be intimidated, “Then I got a problem

Humane Society Events/Activities in July - If you’re looking for ways to improve the quality of your relationship with your pet, learn about various animal topics, adopt a pet or support community events that give back to San Diego Humane Society — this email is filled with fun virtual and socially distanced activities for you, your friends and family.

Virtual Animal Adventure Camp Monday-Friday, July 6-August 7, 9am12noon; $100/per week. We will be offering seven weeks of virtual camp for children going into 2nd-5th grades who would like to experience Animal Adventure Camp from home. Supplies will be provided and two curriculums will be offered: Animal Pals and Animal Helpers.

Virtual Live Bahde Wildlife Center Tour - July 16, 18, 23, and 225; 2pm-2:45pm; $10 per attendee. Join us and other wildlife-loving people for a live virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center. Education Specialist Carly Padilla will be your tour guide, plus you might get a sneak peek at one of our ambassadors. Zoom details and tour instructions will be emailed to you the day prior. Virtual Pet Loss Support Group Saturday, July 18, 10am-11:15am. Family, friends and society don't always understand how drastically the loss of a pet can affect us, and can find it difficult to support the grief we often feel. Our Pet Loss Support Group provides an environment where thoughts and emotions can be shared and feelings of grief are understood and validated. Due to COVID-19, our sessions are virtually hosted on Zoom. The Pet Loss Support Group is open to everyone ages 10 and up and is appropriate for those who have recently lost a pet, are still mourning an old loss, are anticipating the death of a pet or are preparing for euthanasia. Limited spaces are available.

with you.”

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“I give the word and you’re a dead man!” Mickey waved his clenched fist at Ervin.

“I’ve killed more men in one day, Mister Cohen then you’ve killed in your entire life. I’ve killed them with my rifle, I’ve killed them with my bayonet and I’ve killed them with my bare hands. Hell, not a day goes by when I’m not still fighting some battle in my head so if you want to start spilling blood then I’m just looking for an excuse to put my skills back on the battlefield…or the streets.” As Ervin walked out of the restaurant, Benny “Bugsy” Siegel walked over to the booth from his seat at the counter where he had been watching the heated exchange. He shook his head and flashed a demonic smile at his criminal cohorts, “It’s bad for business to have a dangerous man like Ervin Piper as an enemy, but I know just the kind of message to send him.”

While at work at the studio on January 16, 1947, a young boy delivered the latest edition of the Los Angeles Examiner to Ervin. The headline read; GIRL TORTURE SLAYING VICTIM IDENTIFIED. It was about the brutal and horrific murder of Elizabeth Short who would eventually become the infamous

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • • July 02, 2020 Fatal Rollover Traffic Collison on Carlsbad Village Drive

On June 24, at 2:24 a.m. the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to Carlsbad Village Drive and Valley Street due to a traffic collision. On arrival, officers found the driver of a Toyota 4-Runner had been involved in a single vehicle rollover collision.

The vehicle had one juvenile driver and seven juvenile passengers. All were cooperative at the scene.

Tragically one passenger, a 16year-old male from Carlsbad, died at the scene. The other seven juveniles were transported to local area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to serious. The preliminary investigation shows that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision, but the investigation is still underway.

Carlsbad Village Drive was closed for an extended period of time as officers investigated the cause of the collision, but is now open. Escondido City Manager Jeff Epp to Retire

Long time figure at Escondido’s City Hall, Jeff Epp, will retire in July but has agreed to stay on until the ciyt finds a replacement. Epp, who served as City Attorney as well

as his current post of City Manager, has been part of the Escondido city staff even before the new City Hall building opened 30 years ago.

He will remain around city hall with the title of retired annuitant, a position which the city council approved in closed session on June 10. He could be with the city in this capacity for several months, even a year. In that capacity Epp will help the city find his replacement. Epp will be paid the same salary as he is paid now: $286,000 a year, or rather the monthly equivalent of $23,833.30 per month. Update on Officer Involved Shooting in Escondido

The officer involved in the shooting of Rosendo Sandoval Quezada, the suspect who was armed with a 3 foot crowbar, was EPD Officer Tim Hamilton. Ofc. Hamilton has been with EPD for approximately four years. Ofc Hamilton is currently on administrative leave, which is routine after officer-involved shootings. Quezada is still in stable condition at Palomar Hospital. We anticipate an arraignment hearing in the near future once Quezada’s medical condition allows. The Backstory: Suspect armed with a crow bar is shot by police officer

Evelyn and I are going back, probably this week, and my exwife, son, and his pal, Tommy Bonds, went back last Saturday. Now, being an experienced gambler, I moved from the penny slots to the dollar slots. I won $102.00!

Man About Town

I broke the bank at Pala Casino!

Evelyn and I visited there last week and not being a very experienced gambler, decided to played the penny slots, just to learn how the machines worked. I wound up winning 45 cents, evelyn, oviously just a rookie, won 39 cents . . . so I guess I showed her who the high rollin' gambler is! No valet parking but plenty of parking in the garage and its just a short walk to the casino. We ate Orange Chicken at the Noodle House and it was yummy good! Heavily reduced staff and several of the larger restaurants are still closed.

Well, I invested a $20 bill to start so my net gain was $82.00 (and I spent about $40 of that in the Pala Restaurant for lunch with Mary, my exwife.

It’s a fun drive up and back, neat casino . . and, if you go to the Privilege Office and tell them you heard about Pala from The Paper they'll even reward you with a $5 play ticket on the slots. (See the Pala Ad on Page16 for details).

Just think, you, too, may wind up winning 45 cents (I had won as much as $2.65 at one point . but got greedy and lost all but the aforementioned 45 cents.

And then the big payday Saturday with a $102.00 win ticket! Next time, I may win $2000 or $3000! One can always hope. •••• A great big bouquet to Escondido Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara for his outstanding video presentations on behalf

On June 19th, 2020, at about 3:37 a.m., Escondido Police Officers responded to a restraining order violation occurring in the 300 block of Park Avenue. The reporting party told Escondido Police and Fire Communications that her exhusband, 44 year old Rosendo Sandoval Quezada of Escondido, was at her residence in violation of a restraining order. She identified her ex-husband and gave a description of his vehicle. At about 03:45 a.m., an EPD officer located the suspect’s vehicle near the intersection of Washington Ave and Broadway and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect exited his vehicle holding a 3-foot long crow bar and ran toward the officer. The officer fired several times at the suspect striking him in the abdomen. Officers at the scene provided first aid to the suspect prior to Escondido Fire Dept. personnel arriving. The suspect was transported to Palomar Hospital by EFD paramedics for additional medical treatment. The officer was not injured during the incident.

The investigation is on-going and additional details will be released as they become available.

of his city. His superb presentations tell the city’s story and helps its residents better understand what is going on and how they can help preserve and protect their city all the time while supporting its merchants during this difficult time. I had 25 years as a broadcaster and know talent when I see and hear it. Mayor Mac has the talent, the prseence, and the ability to engage an audience in his message. I’m very impressed with him and the job he’s doing as Mayor. •••• Eldest son, Scott, decided he wanted to treat dear old dad to a Happy Hour snack at The Brigantine, a Seafood and Oyster Bar in Escondido.

They have superb Fish Tacos on Tuesdays.

Scott invited dear old mom to join us so this exciting threesome headed off to the Brigantine.

Letters to the Editor A Bouquet for Ms. Evelyn ...

Lyle: Your “Social Butterfly”, Evelyn, is AWESOME! My wife & I, of course, are cooped up (most of the time) and I missed picking up some editions of “The Paper.”

I emailed my missing list to “The Paper,” and Evelyn called to see if I needed more than one copy. I said, “Nope, and if she wanted to drop them at “Charlie’s,” with my name

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and mom. They made a mistake and delivered Chicken Tacos to both of us. No biggie. I figured we'd survive.

Scott ordered, and received, a Fish Taco. All very filling. I leaned over to Mother Mary and told her she was the prettiest gal in the restaurant (I've been known to fib a little now and then). She giggled and blushed.

Then, I leaned over and whispered in her ear, in my sexiest voice, "saaaaaay, how'd you like to come home with me?" She answered, in her fine Scots brogue, "Aye, I would like that. And, no, I don't come here often." A couple other times I told her I had a complaint.

She asked what I had to complain about.

We ordered a plate of Calimari as an appetizer ($10).

"Well," sez me, "all these other guys in the restaurant are looking at you and going . . "ooooooh," and "ahhhhh." I'm worried one of them might try to steal you away from me."

I ordered a Fish Taco for me

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Mom had her usual glass of Chardonnay, I ordered a Bloody Mary and Scott had two Margaritas.

"Oh, go on with ye," she sez . . . but I know she liked hearing it. I then asked . . "Can I carry


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Uncle Chubby’s Pool Cont. from Page 3 “The Black Dahlia.”

Benny Siegel was brutal, vicious, evil and much too arrogant to be subtle. He couldn’t wait to make a sarcastic comment to Ervin as he passed the prop department the very next day, “It a shame that you weren’t there to save her this time,” Benny Siegel’s cold blooded laugh eerily had the same effect on Ervin as the Banzai yells of Guadalcanal’s Bloody Ridge. Siegel mistakenly expected Piper to fly into a rage so he could kill him in self-defense, but instead, Ervin internalized the searing anger he felt and waited for the right moment. On June 20, 1947 Benny Siegel was killed at Virginia Hill’s home in Beverly Hills. The bullets that killed him were fired from a .30 caliber military M-1 carbine. Some rumors were that the mob had ordered the hit because of Benny’s problems in Las Vegas, but other people including Johnny Stompanato believed it was a personal thing and the shooter had military experience. Ervin field stripped and cleaned Audie Murphy’s M-1 carbine before returning it to him on June 25, 1947. Things changed around Hollywood after Siegel’s death and gangsters felt a lot less untouchable. Ervin was at work when a young singer and aspiring actor approached him, “My name is Frank Sinatra and I was wondering if you can help me?”

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4 on them, I’d be delighted.

Today I picked them up, so I should be reading for another 80 years.

You’ve got a perfect lady who does it all. Don’t let her go.

P.S. Don’t tell others I did this, or you’ll be FLOODED with similar requests. Tom Pressley Escondido, CA.

“I’m a prop man, what can I get you?” Ervin responded. “Johnny Stomp has been moving in on my girl,” Frank answered. “Who is your girl?” “Ava Gardner.”

“I’ve seen her around…very beautiful,” Ervin commented.

“I went to see Mickey Cohen and asked to him to talk to Johnny,” Frank said.

“But he told you that he’s doesn’t get involved between guys and their dames,” “That’s exactly what he said,” Frank was surprised, “How did you know?” “That’s the way those guys think.”

“Would you talk to him? I would greatly appreciate it,” Frank pleaded. “I’ve been down this road before; sometimes the woman doesn’t want to stay away from him.”

“That’s not the way it is with Ava,” Frank explained, “She’s genuinely afraid of Stompanato, but she doesn’t know what he’ll do if she tells him to leave her alone.”

Ervin found Johnny Stompanato coming out of a high priced brothel in a hotel in downtown Los Angeles late one evening and called to him from out of the shadows, “Hey Johnny.” “Who’s there?” Johnny asked.

Ervin stepped into the light and Johnny instinctively reached for his weapon, but once again he was too slow and Ervin already had his drawn, “Take it easy, if I wanted you dead I would have shot you already.” Johnny Stompanato sighed in relief and stammered, “What do you want then?” “Stay away from Ava Gardner,” Ervin replied. “What if she’s doesn’t want to stay away from me?”

“Let it be her call, not yours. I won’t tell you again, Johnny,” Ervin disappeared back into the shadows like a phantom in the night.

When Stompanato looked down, he saw that his hands were trembling. He backed off his pursuit of Ava Gardner and wisely moved on to other women. The reputation of Ervin Piper began to spread through Hollywood circles. If you had a problem; a sensitive or embarrassing one and needed it to be handled quietly and discreetly then Ervin Piper was the man to call. Before long movie stars, studio moguls and executives began to know the name of Piper. Ervin could deal with the criminal underworld as easily as most men could carry on a conversation with the corner grocer. When individuals got in over their heads with their excessive gambling, Ervin negotiated payments. Blackmailers mysteriously disappeared before ever receiving a

single dollar. The infamous saying that became as much of a calling card as a stern warning was; “Don’t be a rat when the Piper plays his tune.”

As a sign of his appreciation, Frank Sinatra bought Ervin a house in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Piper wasn’t much for material possessions and the house was used more for his family’s enjoyment than his own. The home had a large swimming pool that his nieces and nephews loved to play in on warm days. Clark Gable was concerned about the welfare of Lana Turner. Her volatile relationship with Johnny Stomp had grown increasingly more violent so he requested the unique services of Ervin Piper to keep a protective eye on the actress and her fourteen year old daughter, Cheryl Crane.

On April 4, 1958, Johnny Stompanato was in a drunken rage and beating Lana Turner in her Beverly Hills home when there was a power outage. When the lights came back on, Johnny Stomp was lying dead on the floor with a knife stuck between his shoulder blades. Cheryl Crane was acquitted with the verdict of justifiable homicide even though nobody really believed that a young girl had the strength to drive a twelve inch butcher knife all the way up to the heel of the blade. The notorious gangster and woman abuser had few friends in the legal system and the case was quickly adjudicated. The only thing that Ervin ever asked of his family was that they didn’t drop by unexpectedly. He explained it was one of the many things from his time in combat that negatively affected him. He didn’t like surprises. It was a hot day in late May, 1960 and Richie Piper thought he would go for a quick swim after school. He had completely forgotten about the rule of calling first until he rounded the corner of the house and saw his Uncle Ervin arguing with two men by the diving board. When one of the men reached for his gun, Ervin disarmed him and kicked him into the pool then shot the other man who also fell into the water. He then fired two rounds into the man who was struggling to climb out. Both men floated next to each other in the deep end.

Richie just stood there dumfounded with his mouth half open and when Ervin saw him, he shrugged and casually commented, “Now is not a good day for swimming, call me in a couple days after I’ve had the pool cleaned.” Ervin’s nephew just nodded, turned around and left. Richie never told anyone what he saw on that day, but from that day forward, he always remembered to call first before coming over to use Uncle Chubby’s Pool.

About the Author:

Thomas Calabrese is the newest writer to join The Paper.

He specializes in writing real-lifetype fiction, sometimes based on facts - sometimes on his vivid imagination.

Tom is a Marine, having served in Vietnam with the 3rd Battalion 26th Marines; he is a Purple Heart Recipient. He has also served in the Marine Corps Reserves, The Navy Seabees and Army Reserves. He has a BA degree from UC Berkeley and has a colorful career including deputy sheriff, actor, stuntman, screenwriter and base housing inspector, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.

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your books home from school?

"Aye," she says, "that'll be joost fine."

And so the evening progressed. I ordered a second plate of Calimari. I could easily order two of those plates and have one drink and that's me done with my dining for the evening. Very filling, very tasty.

We finished our meal and our drinks . . started to depart but then ran into old friends, former Escondido City Council Member Dick Daniels and Current City Manager, Jeff Epp. Some pleasant conversation brought back a memory or tow . . and then we headed home. Overall, The Brigantine gets high marks for quality of food, pricing, and service. Food delivery was a wee bit slow but no big problem. Gave us more time to enjoy our drinks and to chat . . and for me to flirt with my ex-wife. I thanked Scott for my Happy Father's Day as we left the restaurant. Life is good.


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2021 Photo Fundraiser - Voting ends August 31 at 11:59pm. Our 2021 Photo Fundraiser is live and we want photos of your pets! Evfery entry and vote makes a lifesaving difference for the nearly 50,000 animals we care for each year and all photos with five votes or more are guaranteed a place in the calendar. New this year: Photos can be entered in one of three categories: Dogs, Cats and Other Pets. The top winner from each category will win awesome prizes, including a month spread in the calendar.

Vehicle Donation: Have a vehicle taking up space in your driveway? Help animals in need by donating it to San Diego Humane Society. Running or not, we accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV's, boats, and more. For more information and to reserve for any or all of the above items, contact the San Diego Humane Society at 619.299.7012.

What's Up Downtown Oceanside Oceanside Morning Farmers Market every Thursday on Coast Highway and Pier View Way. Join us every Thursday at the notouch market in Downtown Oceanside! From 9am to 1pm, the farmers market now operates in three expanded sections from Ditmar Street to Tremont Street on Pier View Way. Vendors are required to wear masks and gloves. Customers are required to wear a face covering to enter. No pets are allowed. Come shop and support your local farmers and food vendors. And don't forget the Sunset Farmers Market on Thursday evenings in the same location.

Wheel Fun Rentals - Just north of the pier, Beach Services vendor, Wheel Fun Rentals serves as the perfect starting point for rolling explorations by bike and specialty cycles. Visitors and locals alike can cruise the Strand, Oceanside Harbor and Harbor Village, on two, three, or four wheels, or rent a stand-up paddle-board. Wheel Fun Rentals is open 9am-Sunset, year round except the 4th of July. Masks are required for rentals. MainStreet Oceanside has awarded $10,500 in Keep It Local Oceanside Microgrants to eight small businesses, three non-profit arts organizations and two therapy and mental health service providers. Funded by donations and purchases to our month-long Oceanside Strong fundraising campaign, the Microgrant program was established to help local, small businesses affected by COVID-19 closures stay strong until they could reopen their physical doors.

MainStreet Oceanside is here to support your business as our local economy reopens. To help us better serve and equip your business during the pandemic and into the future, please take 5 minutes to complete our survey. Your information is confidential and your responses will be used to improve our support programs and implement new education seminars. Also, for more events, check out the MainStreet Oceanside Event Calendar. MainStreet Oceanside is located at 701 Mission Ave., Oceanside 92054; 760.754.4512, or visit the website at www.mainstreetoceanside.com.

History Museum Re-elects Officers - All officers of the Valley Center History Museum, Inc. have been re-elected to a new one-year term. Returned to office were president William Boyett, vice-president Earl Brown, treasurer Nicky Lovejoy, and secretary Lynne Boyett. The election was conducted on-line while the museum remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under normal circumstances, the election would have been June 24, date of the organization's Annual Meeting. The four officers head a 12-member Board of Directors which operates the museum, and oversees the Valley Center Historical

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and have virtually no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected, and admired by almost everyone in the world. Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store? The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale. P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that, when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated, and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨ •••• A little Muslim kid, crying, can’t find his mother in the supermarket. The store attendant says ‘What does your mother look like?’

The kid says, “I have no idea.” •••• At a wedding party recently someone yelled, "All the married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living." The bartender was almost crushed. •••• Brilliant. Art of saying a lot without revealing your cards.What a Statesman he was! Winston Churchill was once asked about his position on whisky. Here's how he answered:

"If you mean whisky, the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroy s the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it

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Budget Update

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, state revenues began to plummet, while spending on unemployment insurance and social programs increased exponentially. The result -- our $21 billion surplus suddenly transformed into a $54.3 billion deficit.

The budget that passed on June 15th was the beginning of discussions between the Governor and the Legislature over a series of trailer bills that implement the budget. Questions remained about how to maintain California’s fiscal solvency without the proposed deep cuts to education, public safety and safety net programs that were on the chopping block. Fortunately, an agreement was reached avoiding many of these cuts, at least for now.

I am concerned about some of the budget’s priorities. For example, funds are included for high-speed rail and for AB 5 enforcement, which will slow recovery by limiting employment options. I am pleased that provider rate increases for those serving Californians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, omitted from last year’s budget, will be provided this year. The budget provides funding for Early Childhood and K-12 Education along with the After

School Education and Safety Program. $350 million in new state spending for homeless programs impacted by the pandemic is included, and California’s COVID19 response will be enhanced, including support for food banks. To protect employers, payroll tax increases on businesses forced to lay off workers will be minimized for at least one year. And counties will receive up to $1 billion to backfill public health and social service costs that skyrocketed during the pandemic.

While this budget has many positives, we can do better. We must prioritize essential services, especially during the current emergency. We must increase efficiencies in all state agencies, so that California can better withstand future economic downturns. Most of all, since state programs and services are financed by revenues generated by a thriving economy, we must protect jobs. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Moving San Diego Forward

At the beginning of this pandemic, our public health officials told us the goal. We needed to stabilize our health care system, make sure we had enough hospital beds and secure a healthy supply of medical equipment including ventilators. Thanks to our public health officials and the people of San Diego County, we have achieved our goal.

Throughout our COVID-19 response, I’ve made my decisions based on facts, not media headlines. It is true, our positive COVID numbers are rising, but that doesn’t tell the entire story. Even with increased testing and increased positive cases, hospitalizations continue to decrease in San Diego County. This is because counties are beginning to test people who don’t have symptoms and most of those who are asymptomatic are younger people. Our hospitals are stable at 330 beds taken for COVID cases, that’s .5% of the positive cases in the hospital. In California, the average age of new confirmed cases has dropped from 50 to 38 years old. This is positive news. Over the last few weeks, we’ve successfully opened up more and more businesses. We knew there was going to be some speed bumps, but we are better off using a scalpel than a grenade to address issues as

they occur. We need to use a focused approach that identifies where the problems are.

In light of all that, at our last Board meeting my motion to open more businesses and activities was passed by a 4-1 vote. My push was to allow wedding receptions, hotel meetings/conferences, churches (with appropriate social distancing), street fairs, playgrounds and team competition (without spectators). We will now send a letter to Gov. Newsom on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. This allows local control, for our Public Health Officials to implement as safe and appropriate. We must continue to be safe and protect our most vulnerable, while progressing with our reopening! Supervisor Jim Desmond

To contact North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov


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Society. Other members of the Board include Marjorie Deskovick, curator; Steven Harris, development; Alan Kirkpatrick, member-at-large; Robert Lerner, historian; Justin Salter, social media; Faith Much, member-at-large; and Mavany Calac Verdugo, Native American affairs. Additionally, there are four persons who comprise a sub-unit of the Board, and include Jack Bose, Doyan Howard, Marcia Wrisley, and Susan Thompson, archivist. One vacancy currently exists. All Board members are volunteers. There is no paid staff. The Historical Society dates to the 1970s when it was known as the Local History Committee; the museum opened in 2003. Before the building closed due to the virus, the museum guest book had recorded more than 45,000 signatures and comments, all entered voluntarily from guests who hailed from all six inhabited Continents.

Racial Justice Ad Hoc Committee - The Alliance for Regional Solutions will be forming a Racial Justice Ad-Hoc Committee. It will include members from our executive committee, our working groups and our general membership. If you are interested in joining this group and helping shape the actions of the Alliance around this fight, please reach out to Marylynn McCorkle at mmccorkle@regionalsolutionsnet.

The Alliance for Regional Solutions is committed to the fight against racial injustice. With our unique role in the community, our Executive Committee will be meeting to discuss actions the Alliance can take to further support our collaborative partners in this effort. We will be asking each of our working groups to identify and act. We must create positive change. In the coming weeks and months, we will be looking to host events and trainings around racial equality. We would be happy to hear ideas from our partners on what the Alliance can do to contribute towards this important cause. Here are some good resources that can provide guidance for organizations and individuals: https://www.vault.com/blogs/workplaceissues/how-to-talk-about-george-floydand-racism-with-your-team https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hrmagazine/1217/pages/is-it-time-to-talkabout-race-and-religion-at-work.aspx https://fortune.com/2020/02/24/black-history-month-workplace-racism/ Good resources on how to build a multiethnic, inclusive & anti-racist organization: https://www.racialequitytools.org/resource files/olcese.pdf https://nnedv.org/latest_update/8-everyday-ways-to-fight-racism/

Congratulations, Class of 2020! - North County Lifeline congratulates the 2020 Graduates. In March the world became a very different place for the Club Crown Heights (CCH) Class of 2020. Going from daily interaction with their classmates at Oceanside High School and the CCH staff, to stay at home orders, distance learning and uncertainty about the remainder of senior year due to COVID-19, is not at all what they were expecting. These incredible youth have had to quickly adapt to a new normal, but through their perseverance they were able to finish the year strong. The resilient class of 2020 certainly didn't have these past few months in their visions of the future, but their tenacity has given us all a glimpse of their greatness nonetheless. The Club Crown Heights graduating Class of 2020 includes first generation high school graduates, a Johns Hopkins bound academic scholarship recipient and several California State Seal of Biliteracy recipients. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and happy to have been a part of their drive-thru graduation celebration. Congratulations, Class of 2020! Summertime Tips for Your Pets from Humane Society - It's summertime in San

Diego County and the weather is heating up! Did you know: Dog’s don’t sweat through their skin, like we do, but rather through their paws, noses and other areas of the body not covered by fur. Because of this, it’s easier for them to over heat, and dogs of all ages are susceptible to heatrelated illness and injury. So what can we do?

Exercise during the cooler parts of the day: Walk before the sun has had a chance to warm the ground or in the evenings when it’s cooler out. Take a test: Put the sensitive back of your hand flat onto the ground where your dog will be walking. If it’s getting too warm for you to comfortably hold your hand there for 6-8 full seconds, it’s too hot for your dog. Remember, your dog can burn their paw pads, a very painful injury! Test any new surface they’ll walk on throughout your walk. Focus on enrichment: When it’s too hot to burn as much physical energy as your dog might need, it’s a great time to boost their enrichment. Let them do more sniffing and nosework, give them their food in puzzle toys (and try freezing them for an extra cool boost) and work on your training. Working their brains rather than their bodies can lead to a surprisingly exhausted pup! Leave them home: If your dog frequently accompanies you out on errands, leave them home. It’s dangerous all year long to leave dogs in parked cars but especially during the summertime. On a hot day, temperatures can rise to fatal levels in just minutes. Bring water: Bring plenty of fresh, cool water while you’re out with your pet and take rest breaks in shady areas. Look out for panting, decreased focus and other frustrated behaviors that might suggest your dog needs a break and a chance to cool down.

Virtual Training Classes for Kittens, Cats, Puppies and Dogs - Following is a list of Training events for July by the Humane Society. Unsure about which class to take? Ask a trainer. We've started offering Meet the Trainer sessions to introduce you to our training team and classes. All training classes are offered live online until further notice. See the schedules below. For additional information, call the Humane Society at 619.299.7012. For All Pets: Meet the Trainer - Virtual Classroom, weekly, varying days and times. Visit website for details. These Zoom sessions are approximately 15-30 minutes long (depending on the number of attendees). Meet a trainer, ask questions and determine which class is right for your pet. Sessions will be added regularly to the list of classes, so keep checking! Cost: Free.

Skills for Emergencies (Dogs & Cats) Virtual Classroom, Thursday, July 16, 5:30pm. This 6-week course focuses on the skills you and your pet need to respond appropriately in emergency or high stress environments from small scale-situations like a loose pet, to natural disasters like fires. In an emergency situation, it is important to be prepared well in advance. This class will teach you and your pet the behaviors you need to get you both to safety, and prepare for difficult situations. No prior training required. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost: $160.

For Puppies: Puppy Socialization in Isolation, Virtual Classroom, Every Saturday at 9:30am and Every Sunday at 10:30am. Playtime has been postponed, but socialization windows wait for no virus! Join Community Training Coordinator Juliette Nash for a 30-minute chat packed with socialization techniques and tips for puppies in isolation. We'll use the puppy socialization checklist and some thinking outside the box to find ways to work on socializing our puppies at home. We'll also spend a few minutes discussing topics such as: enrichment ideas, tips for keeping good habits strong, general puppy behavior tips, and online classes that offer skills related to socializing with environ-

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Headlines From 1920, a Century Ago

Fanny Brice: A Not So ‘Funny Lady’

Here’s a 100 year-plus story that didn’t appear in the two Hollywood biopics on singer-comedienne Fanny Brice. Both films, “Funny Girl” and “Funny Lady” told us about her ill-fated marriage to professional gambler Julius W. “Nicky” Arnstein, but what we didn’t know from the Hollywood portrayals is mention about her run-in with the law because of Arnstein. Fanny had lived with “Nicky” for six years before marrying him in 1918.

When Brice married Arnstein he already was a convicted felon, serv14 ing months in Sing-Sing prison for wiretapOn ping. 25, Feb. Fanny Brice, aka 1920, was Baby Snooks wanted for conspiracy in stealing $5 million phony checks to a brokerage house. The New York DA requested Brice surrender her husband for a $50,000 bail in exchange for immunity in testifying.

Brice and her husband failed to appear. Police scoured New York City before being apprehended. Brice evaded capture before having charges reduced. Arnstein served three years in Leavenworth; Fanny was put on probation.

Released in 1927, Arnstein disappeared from Fanny's life and that of their two children. Reluctantly, she divorced him on Sept. 17, 1927, soon after his release from prison. Negative publicity for the former Ziegfield girl and top Broadway star sort of fell by the wayside. She continued entertaining up until her death in 1951. In her waning years she created a popular weekly national radio program. Those of us in our 80-plus years weren’t around for her Broadway performances, but we’ll remember her as “Baby Snooks” of the airwaves. The ‘Flu’ Count Continues to rise

The “Spanish Flu” pandemic continued on its rise dramatically in New York City. The count rose 5,589 in a 24-hour period. It was the largest daily increase in the city since 1918, During that 24-hour period, some 118 pneumonia “Spanish Flu” deaths were recorded.

The pandemic hit the U.S. in four waves beginning in 1918, just as troops were returning from Europe

( Wo r l d War I). The last wave was 1920 – 100 years a g o . Wo r l d wide, the Spanish Seattle Police Masked F l u Against the Spanish Flu infected an estimated 500 million, about one-third of the world population. The world death-toll rate has been fixed at an estimate of 17 million, though that figure has been contested with varying estimates as much as 100 million. Another Mexican Revolution Ends

On May 26, 1920, Mexican President Venustano Carranza was murdered in Vera Cruz by government soldiers. Carranza came to power in 1915 largely because of the backing of rebel forces of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. When the smoke cleared and fighting stopped, the government presidency passed through a number of hands; Zapata had been assassinated and Villa pardoned, thus ending the so-called “1920 Revolution.” Wall Street Bombing Kills 38, Injures 300

A bomb was set off on Wall Street financial district of New York City on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1920. The blast instantly killing 30 people and another eight died later of wounds sustained in the blast. There were 143 seriously injured. The total number of injured finally reported

Wall Street Bombing

was approximately 300. No one took responsibility for the bombing and it was never solved. Although investigators and historians believe the Wall Street bombing was carried out by Italian anarchists, a terrorist group claiming responsibility for a series of bombing in 1918. The Wall Street attack was related to postwar social unrest, labor struggles, and anti-capitalist agitation in the United States.

In 1910, the Los Angeles Times was bombed killing more people than the Wall Street bombing, which up to that time was the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. Hollywood Royalty Wed

Hollywood’s leading actors, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., were wed on March 29, 1920. Miss Pickford was known as “America’s Sweetheart.” Fairbanks was noted as a leading silver screen “swashbuckler.”


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It’s a Grand and Beautiful Country in Which we Live Happy Birthday America!

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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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The Paper • Page 10 • • July 02, 2020 Living Large in San Marcos Bellows

“Living Large” is usually about finding those special places and times where you can enjoy a great dining experience at bargain prices. There are those times however; when you just feel like you need to bust loose and splurge on something different. Something unique and fun even if it isn’t necessarily a “bargain.” The Bellows is that kind of place.

Located in the Campus Pointe Center off Twin Oaks near CSUSM, It is an intimate, upscale bistro in the middle of the upscale CSUSM neighborhood. It has both indoor and patio dining. The decor is Neo- classic off-campus contemporary with the typical unexpected touches. One of the most unusual is the faux brown clouds carefully spaced and fastened to the ceiling beams like large fluffy cow pies. We stopped by on a Friday evening and waited a few minutes for our table. The hostess and wait staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating and the service was excellent, but the menu is the star at The Bellows.

The Bellows is not cheap. You’ll pay $18 for their signature burger or $32 for a ten ounce rib-eye, but we didn’t come for the stuff you can get just about anywhere. We came for the stuff you can’t get at most places. The unusual wood fire flat

bread ‘Pizzas, “the eclectic menu and the huge list of available beers, wines and spirits.

For our dinner we shared a pepperoni flatbread and an order of caramelized onion rolls. I enjoyed a delightful “off the menu” Hazy IPA while Nome quaffed a pair of Wildflower Meads. For dessert we shared banana binet balls steeped in a wonderfully rich sauce. Our tab was somewhere in the $50 range and we were full and happy. We will be back to The Bellows and continue exploring the unusual offerings of their food and drink menu.

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Open for BackAlleyPickup (off of Broadway) Wed-Sat 4pm to 8pm, or, we now offer patio dining! 760.746.4444 1356 W Valley Pkwy Escondido, CA mikesbbq.us

site, or just call. We’ll bring the food to your car! Open T-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri/Sat from 11am to 8pm

The $145 adoption fee for Jesse James includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to SDpets.org.

Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em!

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The Pastor Says...

who say it is disappearing and is not as bad as we thought, so relax the preventative measues . Others are saying things will get much worse.

What Is The Truth? “Just the facts, Ma’am”

Trixie is a 6-year-old cat looking for a new home. She loves to nap and lounge, so if you’re looking for a Netflix buddy, Trixie is the one for you! She is shy at first, but once she warms up, she likes to play with feather toys. She prefers not to be held or picked up, but likes gentle petting. If you’re interested in making Trixie a part of your family, make an appointment to adopt her today at sdhumane.org/adopt.

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There was a radio program called “Dragnet” with Sgt. Joe Friday, which I enjoyed listening to some years ago. I especially enjoyed the expression – “Just the facts, Ma’am.” Wouldn’t it be nice if we had “just the facts” with what is going on in our world? I hardly dare make a statement about anything, even if I have heard or read it from a reliable source. I’m challenged with a counter attack by even my closest friends. “What is the truth?” is a long standing inquiry. In the Biblical story of Jesus’ trial, He is being interviewed by the Roman Governor, Pilate. The word truth is mentioned and Pilate cynically asks, “What is the truth?”. He lived in a world like ours. One was hard pressed to find the truth, either with the Jews or Romans. I have heard so many accounts of the origin of the virus that I don’t know who to believe. Then there are those

The whole racial thing is another issue. For many, the “cops” and law enforcement agencies are insensitive, brutal, racist, over-paid, and prejudiced. So we have riots, marches, demonstrations, looting, and a demand for justice. Few, if any, accept the brutal way George Lloyd was killed by a Minneapolis police-officer, but was the victim a hero, saint, or innocent? The furor we have witnessed makes us wonder, especially in contrast to a speech by a black woman, Candace Owens, who takes quite an opposite view.

Our good man, Friday, is needed for the facts. Personally, I doubt that we will ever get all, or maybe even a few of them. There is a call for personal wisdom, discretion, and silence, unless we have all the facts, Ma’am. It is more beneficial, if we adopt and live the prayer of my favorite Saint, St. Francis, who was motivated by Jesus Christ, “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace! That where there is hatred, I may bring love. That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy.”


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• Page 11 •

July 02, 2020

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Firefighters launch video series to help you stay safe

Throughout California, wildfire danger is a year-round threat. Emergency preparedness is a top priority and the City of San Marcos is committed to keeping the community safe, especially during a disaster.

The San Marcos Fire Department worked with neighboring agencies and the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association to create a series of 30 wildfire safety videos series to help you prepare.

The series is packed with simple steps to help protect you, your family and property from wildfire.

We’ll be posting the videos every week on the City of San Marcos website, Instagram account and YouTube channel. You can also visit www.san-marcos.net/wildfiresafety to see the videos and learn how to prepare. Don’t forget to register your cell phone with AlertSanDiego at www.readysandiego.org to receive emergency notifications, including wildfire alerts.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Continuing with last week’s discussion about the police budget and defunding them, when you look at our numbers, we are pretty lean. So, when I see someone say they want to cut the budget in half, after I wonder what they would cut, I want to say to them to step back for a minute. I totally understand that they don’t want the budget to be uncontrolled and have the ability to create some sort of unaccounted for police state or system. And I’ve seen the police videos from around the country as well, and they are cause for concern. But, they are not cause for overreaction here in Escondido.

In our city we are very conscientious about our budget to include the public safety portion. We have professionals working on our staff and they do a good job. And yet they would be the first to say there is always room for improvement, and they welcome input. But we should remember that we don’t have a broken system that needs to be rebuilt. What we have is a system that is always looking for improvement. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

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with every fiber of my being."

"However, if by whisky you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean good cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life's great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of pounds each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb , our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation, then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favor of it.

"This is my position, and as always, I refuse to compromise on matters of principle." •••• I've decided to focus at least 20% of my daily activities on inventing a time-travel machine. Once perfected, I'd like to go back to when I was about 35 years old (retaining, of course, all of the vast knowledge I have since accumulated over the ages), and about 50 lbs lighter. (I have zero interest in going back to when I was 18 or so).

I would incorporate the ability to be visible or invisible, my option, so that I could, for example, go back to the time of Hitler and, while invisible, hit him in the face with an axe. Goering, too. And Eichmann. I would go back to the time of Ghengis Khan and ask that he try to be a little nicer and more considerate of his fellow man.

I would also go back and visit some of my old girl friends. Never really had a bad relationship with a

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Moonlig ht Postpon es Summer Season

We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we navigate these ever-changing times the COVID-19 pandemic has created.

We especially appreciate the loyalty of our Moonlight Summer Season patron. The City is postponing the final three shows of the Moonlight’s 2020 Season, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Ragtime, and Kinky Boots to next year.

This is due to the public health orders regarding large gatherings. While this is disappointing news to share, the good news is that the Moonlight has assembled a remarkable team of creatives, casts, and musicians to tell these stories and are pleased to bring their work to you next summer! We look forward to seeing you at that time.

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

The City of Oceanside invites you to share your thoughts and experiences about this unique time in history. Tell your stories that reflect on these past few months spent social distancing and/or in quarantine. Give first-hand accounts of the conversations, the protests and changes that you have seen this year. Submissions will be accepted until July 31 and compiled in a digital BiblioBoard collection for the community to read as well as be held for future generations.

The Oceanside Public Library has planned two online Writing Workshops for adults to help you craft your best work for the Oceanside Summer Writing Project.

The first workshop, July 7 at 11:00 a.m., will include a brainstorming session for participants to talk about ideas for writing. At the second workshop, on July 28, at 11:00 a.m., participants can share and discuss their writing before submitting their final work. For more information, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600. woman . . . we always parted best of friends. Some, however, I never got to tell how much they meant to me and how it was important to me that they were part of my life. I would like to do that. Might not mean a whole lot to them. It would to me.

I would probably spend even more time with my two sons. We had a good father/sons relationship . . . but I could have done even better. I probably should have encouraged them more. Who knows what they might have accomplished? I would go back and listen in on all of the war planning activities . . . on the plans for the Normandy Invasion . . . on the discussions when Harry Truman decided to drop the A-Bomb.

So many things I would like to do . . . if only I could hurry up and finish this here invention. I know! I'll buy a couple bottles of wine and a case of beer and we can all get together this weekend and work on the invention together! And, yes, I'll give each one of you a ride in our time machine. Show of hands . . . who's coming

this weekend? And where do you want to go? And what era? To see whom? Visible or Invisible? Taking orders. First come, first served.

I get to be the first to see and visit with Jesus. I'll report back to each of you. •••• I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake. •••• My view: "If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life." (I have not worked in the past 21 years I've owned The Paper. I've loved every minute of it).

Medical Advice: ONE. I LOVE THIS DOCTOR. Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live

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The Paper • Page 12 • • July 02, 2020 for their replacement PC she spent hours doing research on the Internet. She also talked, texted and chatted with sales personnel in the “big box” stores and Internet service providers. Her diligence was admirable and it was plain to see that both she and her husband were proud of her efforts and new knowledge.

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They contacted us by E mail asking for a price on a desktop PC. They provided a complete and comprehensive list of components that appeared to be aimed at creating a relatively high end gamer PC in the fifteen hundred dollar range. We emailed a quote to them with some follow-up questions. Their user applications seemed to be at odds with the complexity of the system they were asking us to build, so we invited them in for a face to face design conference. They were a very nice retired couple. The wife had taken on the project of sourcing a replacement for their aging home PC. To develop a specification

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longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up! Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc. Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you

The problem is that without a fundamental understanding how computer capabilities relate to actual needs, she was at the mercy of the equipment and service sales personnel whose job it is to maximize sales revenue. The result was a very expensive and powerful computer system, a massive and wasteful overkill for their applications. Cox convinced them to sign up for “Gigablast” ultra high speed (1.0Gbit) Internet, a feature costing over a thousand dollars a year and providing absolutely no benefit for their specific requirements. We invited them to start over and let us help them develop a specification that fits their needs. They’re thinking about it. This is simply one example of how evolving technology has made it difficult for consumers to determine what products actually meet their specific needs. It also illustrates the point that product marketing efforts are aimed at hyping profits rather than meeting consumer needs, “caveat emptor” is truer today than it was in ancient Rome.

GE, Pillsbury, Kodak, General Mills Procter and Gamble, Ford, Chevy, Chrysler and many other “trusted sources” emphasized the easily understood benefits of their products and services. Advertising was, for the most part, primarily used to inform the customer of the competitive features of the product. We felt like they were on our side. These days the features, functions and services provided by consumer electronics and communication companies are simply too complicated or technical to be understood by the average consumer. There is an old saying in the marketing industry “You don’t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle.” That means when selling complex multi-featured products, it’s a lot easier to create a favorable “vibe” for the product by

In the past hundred years we have evolved from an economy in which consumers bought products they understood from dealers they knew, to an economy where consumers purchase products they don’t understand from anonymous sources. Mid-century TV and radio marketing of consumer products from RCA, Westinghouse,

exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable! It's the best feel-good food around! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember: 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride' •••• TWO. DIET & LIFE EXPECTANCY For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little

red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans... 5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. CONCLUSION:Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you. •••• WARNING: If you get an email titled "Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi" don't open it. It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi. •••• Double Standard . . . When a girl gets a vibrator... it's seen as a bit of naughty fun.

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emphasizing something simple and positive associated with the product. They know that very few consumers actually dig deep enough into the features of competing products to make rational buying decisions. Today’s marketing is based on emotion. If they can make you feel good about their product or service, they can get you to buy it. After they sign you up they face two more problems. First, how to keep you as a paying customer and second, how to minimize the cost of customer support without pissing you off.

Here in San Diego we have several large National service providers. Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, SDGE, Cox, Spectrum and Dish to name a few. We all use one or more of them. Next week we will discuss their products and tactics and how we can help keep their service costs in line.

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mental stimuli. Zoom meeting links will be sent the morning of the session. Designed for puppies up to 16 weeks of age. Cost: Free Puppy Preschool, Virtual Classroom, Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, July 11 at 10am. Puppy Preschool is a 6week program designed to meet the training and socialization needs of puppies under 16 weeks of age. Owners and their pups learn to adapt to new people, dogs, environments, and experiences. Cost: $170.

For Kittens: Kitten Socialization in Isolation; Virtual Classroom, Every Sunday at noon. Kindergarten (and the associated playtime) has been postponed, but socialization windows wait for no virus. Join Community Training Coordinator Juliette Nash for a 30-minute chat packed with socialization techniques and tips for kittens in isolation. We'll use a kitten socialization checklist as a guide and some thinking outside the box to find ways to work on socializing our kittens while at home. We'll also spend a few minutes discussing topics such as training tips, enrichment ideas, tips for building good habits and general behavior tips. Designed for kittens up to 17 weeks of age. Zoom meeting links will be sent the morning of the session. Cost: Free For Dogs: Level 1, Marvelous Manners; Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 11, 11:30am; Monday, July 13, 3pm; Friday, July 17, 6:30pm; and Wednesday, July 29, at 6pm. This 6-week introductory-level class will teach you the basics of positive reinforcement training techniques while your dog learns good doggie behaviors.

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For dogs 16 weeks and older. Cost $150.

Level 2, Superb Skills; Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 11, 1pm; and Wednesday, July 22, 3pm. This 6-week class builds on the skills learned in Level 1, Marvelous Manners Class. We focus on differentiating verbal cues from hand signals and add distance and duration to behaviors. For dogs 13 weeks and older. Cost $140.

Dog Sports: Intro to Treibball, Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 4, 8am. Treiball is a dog sport in which dogs must push exercise balls into a net. There are many skills that make up the complete behavior repertoire required to successfully play this sport. This 3-week class introduces dogs and handlers to a few of the basic foundation behaviors. Duration: 3 weeks, Cost: $100. Dog Sports: Intro to Agility, Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 4, 10:30am. Living room agility is a fun and easy athome activity for you and your dog. Dogs are introduced to fun and simple, lowimpact behaviors like jumping, crawling and going through and/or around different home-made obstacles. Learning how to navigate obstacles helps build confidence and reduce fear and stress. Duration: 3 weeks. Cost $100. Shy Dog Class: Virtual Classroom, Sunday, July 5, 1pm. Shy Dog is an introductory-level course designed for dogs who are overwhelmed by their environment. This class focuses on building trust between you and your dog, as well as boosting your dog's confidence through positive reinforcement training. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $150.

Shy Dog II Class: Virtual Classroom, Thursday, July 9, 5pm. Shy Dog II further advances the skills and confidence developed from Shy Dog Class. Dogs practice having calmer and more appropriate responses, rather than a reactive outburst or fearful shut-down. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $150. Reactive Rover: Virtual Classroom, Thursday, July 16, 4pm. Does your dog struggle with reacting appropriately on leash when they see something that excites them? Do they bark and lunge towards people, animals or moving objects? Reactive Rovers helps teach behaviors to better control their impulses, improve their focuses and minimize their reactivity to these stimuli and more. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $180.

Frantic Fido: Virtual Classroom, Tuesday, July 21, 2pm. Does your dog bark excessively when they hear or see people or dogs walking past your home? Do they chase or become hyper-excited with the resident cat? Do they bark or become nervous or hyperactive with guests? Frantic Fido will show you how to practice relaxation strategies and improve your dog's coping skills with stressful situations. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $180.

Fabulous Focus & Impulse Control: Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 18, 11am. This 6-week class is designed for dogs who become too excited and have difficulty regaining their focus when distracted. Owners and dogs will work through a series of exercises where owners learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively while dogs learn how to redirect attention back to their owner, even through distractions. FOR CATS: The Trainable Cat; Level 1, Virtual Classroom, Sunday, July 12, 3pm. This 3-week class is designed as an introduction to cat training and behavioral troubleshooting. Discover how behavior and learning are connected, giving you the tools to understand why behavior happens and how to change it. Also covered: Clicker training, basic behaviors like come and sit, an introduction to husbandry and body handling, socialization tips and an introduction to leash and harness training. Duration: 3 weeks. Cost $70. The Trainable Cat; Level 2, Virtual Classroom, Saturday, July 18, 12noon. We

deep dive into techniques like shaping and capturing, and use these tools to develop training plans for both fun and functional behaviors. Also covered; More work with husbandry behaviors, leash and harness training, troubleshooting unwanted behaviors and an introduction to desensitization and counter-conditioning for the average cat. Duration: 3 weeks. Cost: $70.

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CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of San Marcos, California on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the following offices: ONE (1) MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 ONE (1) MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Terms are four (4) years. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate must file Nomination Papers with the City Clerk. The nomination period runs from Monday, July 13, 2020 through Friday, August 7, 2020. If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the City are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to nominate nonincumbent candidates only. This extension is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected. If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by EC §10229. On Election Day, the polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/25/2020.

County

7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010489 The name of the business: Susie’s Registration Service, located at 2003 S. El Camino Real #206, Oceanside, Ca. 92054. Registrant Information: Susan and Carl Dumala 1758 Promenade Circle Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business n/a. /s/ Susan Dumula Carl Dumala Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/22/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010948 The name of the business: Tuttle Water Solutions, located at 29646 Coral Cove, Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677. Registrant Information: Bryce David Tuttle 3969 Adams St. A102 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/25/2020 /s/ Bryce David Tuttle Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/25/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009813 The name of the business: Elements To Fitness; Elements 2 Fitness, located at 950 E. Vista Way, Unit 3, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Vincent Barbaria 34364 Torrington Ct. Fremont, CA. 94555 Lanze Nunez 8520 Deodar Crest Ct. Elk Grove, Ca. 95624 This business is conducted by General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/ Vincent Barbaria/Lanze Nunez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/16/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010968 The name of the business: RaiseMyGarden, located at 2041 Acacia Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: RaiseMyGarden LLC 2041 Acadia Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jhn Q. Thomas, Owner/CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/25/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PATIO COVER – 182 SANTAR PLACE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes furnishing and installation of a patio cover including related trade work. The work will occur at 182 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than September 30, 2020. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the project construction manager via email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing contractors are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the project construction manager for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable. Proposals should be addressed to IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 629 J Street, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: cmaurer@idsrealestate.com PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, meeting at 182 Santar Place. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the pre-submittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/spa ce/LtQD8aua6L

It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages

and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects. The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP 7/02 & 7/09/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009068 The name of the business: J and A Horse Training, located at 630 Deer Springs Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Jessica Lee George and Alisa Rose Amaral 42211 Stonewood Rd. #332 Temecula, CA. 92591 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jessica Lee George Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/02/2020. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/2/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009467 The name of the business: Tarastar, located at 3132 Tiger Run Ct., Suite 107, Carlsbad, CA. 92010. Schila Devi Khanijow 7328 El Fuerte St. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Schila Devi Khanijow Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2020. 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9008953 The name of the business: Mala Botanicals, Chem Free Living, located at 1050 Chinquapin Ave., Apt 11, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is registered by: Lea Paanee Wester 1050 Chinquapin Ave. Apt 11 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Lea Paanee Wester Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2020. 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009910 The name of the business: Bee Mobile Physical Therapy, located at 1427 Corte Bravo, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Jacqueline Louise Becker 1427 Corte Bravo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/01/2020 /s/ Jacqueline Louise Becker Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/16/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF James Russell Case No. 37-2020-00019769-PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of James Russell. A petition for probate has been filed by Carol Durr in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Couny of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Caol Durr be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: September 8, 2020 Time: 11:00am . Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petioner: Daniel F. Morrin, Esq. 4909 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 340 San Diego, CA. 92123 Telephone: 858.541.1777 6/25, 7/02, & 7/09/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009474 The name of the business: CERTTECH Auto Mechanic, located at 1437 N. Las Floras Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Maria Margarita Ruelas Cueva 1437 N. Las Flores Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 5/30/2020 /s/ Maria Margarita Ruelas Cueva Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010393 The name of the business: Argent Industrial; Argenet Preparedness; Argent Prep; Argent Supply; Argent Industries; Argent Surplus, located at 2011 Vintage Place, Escondido, Ca. 92027. Registrant Information: Brian Wayne Tindall 2011 Vintage Place Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Brian Wayne Tindall Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/19/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009511 The name of the business: North Coast Optometry, located at 3915 Mission Ave., Suite 2, Oceanside, CA. 92058. Registrant Information: Adam & Britney Rosa 1149 Avenida Sobrina Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 8/22/2019. /s/ Adam Rosa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010138 The name of the business: Finishing Touch Beauty, located at 4161 Oceanside Blvd., #17, Ocean side, CA. 92056 Registrant Information: Nicole Carmel Jolliffe 1744 Elfin Forest Road, #259 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Nicole Carmel Jolliffe Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/182020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009298 The name of the business: Fur Pet’s Sake, Metcalf Photography, located at 3909 Reche Road, Space 123, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. Registrant Information: Jacqueline Louise Becker 1427 Corte Bravo San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/01/2020 /s/ Jacqueline Louise Becker Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/16/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (City Council)

The San Marcos City Council will hold the following public hearing telephonically in the City Council Chambers located at the San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069; at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Project No: CUP20-0003 Applicant: Eden Park SM Request: A request to modify a condition of approval of an existing Conditional Use Permit (CUP18-0004) to change a timing requirement for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of the property driveway and San Elijo Road. Environmental Determination: The request is in compliance with the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND03-681) and 2018 Addendum that was prepared for the project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: 1601 San Elijo Road, more particularly described as all or portion of the northwest quarter of Section 33, Township 12 south, Range 3 west, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, in the City of San Marcos and County of San Diego, State of California according to official plat thereof. Assessor Parcel Numbers: 223-080-41-00 and 223-08042-00. Planning Commission Action: On June 1, 2020 the Planning Commission recommended Approval of the proposed project to the City Council by a 5 to 2 vote. Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N25-20: Members of the San Marcos City Council and staff may participate in this meeting via teleconference. In the interest of reducing the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are encouraged to submit comments via email. As standard practice, City Council meetings are streamed lived on our City website at: h t t p s : / / w w w. s a n m a r c o s . n e t / y o u r government/agendas-minutes/city-council-agendas. All relevant project plans, reports, and resolutions will also be posted on the City’s website a week before the hearing date and project presentations will be posted the day of the public hearing. To provide comments on the project during the hearing, follow instructions below. Public Comment: To submit a comment in writing, please email pscollick@sanmarcos.net and write “Public Comment” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include project number “CUP20-0003” and /or title of the item as well as your comments. If you would like the comment to be read out loud at the meeting (not to exceed 3 minutes), please write “Read Out Loud at Meeting” at the top of the email. Comment emails will be accepted until the end of the comment period of the public hearing on this project. Comments can also be submitted via telephone, by calling (760) 744-1050, extension 3145 and leaving a message indicating that you are “providing public comment for the City Council on “CUP20-0003” and then state your comments. All comments received via email will be included in the Public Hearing for the item. All comments received via telephone by 4 pm on July 14, 2020 will also be included in the Public Hearing. Notice: The hearing before the City Council is a de novo hearing and any corre-

spondence submitted to the Planning Commission that you wish presented to the City Council must be resubmitted for the Council’s consideration. Contact the City Clerk for resubmittal of any correspondence and/or petition for/or against the project. 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 a public hearing or any other city program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. 7/2/20 INTRODUCED ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1488

Or Ordinance No. 2020-1488 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, authorizing an amendment to the contract between the City of San Marcos and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Ordinance 20201488 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on July 14, 2020. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/02/2020 ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1489 Or Ordinance No. 2020-1489 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving a prezone of 10.8 acres to Sunrise Specific Plan Area (SPA). Ordinance 20201489 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on July 14, 2020. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/02/2020

INTRODUCED ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1490

Or Ordinance No. 20201490 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving a rezone to change 3.6 acres from Residential Manufactured Home Park (R-MHP) to Specific Plan Area (SPA). Ordinance 2020-1490 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on July 14, 2020. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/02/2020

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1491

Or Ordinance No. 20201491 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving the Sunrise Specific Plan Area (SPA) for the development of a 192-unit residential condominium complex on 14.4 acres. Ordinance 2020-1491 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on July 14, 2020. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/02/2020


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