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Volume 51 - No. 27

“It Ain’t Country” By Sean Dietrich

The radio played George Jones at the barbecue joint where I ate lunch. I was eating Saint Louis ribs. Overhead, George Jones sang “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Whenever George sings the opening lyrics to this tune, a chill dances up my spinal column and I get sentimental. The Paper - 760.747.7119


Immediately, I remember sitting in my father’s truck cab, wearing my Little League uniform, listening to the staticky AM station. I glanced around the barbecue joint to make sure I wasn't being watched during my musical moment. Then I dabbed my chin with a napkin and helped George remember the words.

I write a lot about old country music, and I’m sure the subject gets tiresome. But I do this for an important and well-planned reason: Because I don’t have to do any actual research.

But also, because if you and I don’t keep these timeless melodies alive, who will? As a boy, my family drove

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great distances to support the cause of Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff. We paid good money to watch Roy tear up his appletree fiddle and crack jokes alongside Sarah Cannon. Ernest Tubb was still making appearances at the Opry when I was a babe. And I don’t want to let all that go. The idiocy they’re cranking out on the radio today simply cannot compare to the country

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tunes of yore.

Classic country is folk art. Plain and simple. It is subtle lyricism based on a two-beat bassline, a steel-stringed rhythm section, and bottled malt beverages. This music was the poetry of stick welders, sharecroppers, and coal miners’ kids. And it’s ours. When Loretta Lynn sang “Blue Kentucky Girl,” you weren’t merely listening to a radio. You were listening to one of your own take the microphone. This is why whenever Willie sang “You Took My Happy Away,” your daddy’s allergies always acted up.

I don’t mean to be critical, but new country is an embarrassment to my kind. Our ancestors would choke on their Beechnut if they heard such sacrilege muddying the airwaves. Men like my father didn’t spend 12 hours welding col-

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

So I had this smart-ass police officer come knocking on my door. I answered the door and he said, "Where were you between 5 and 6?"

I said, "Kindergarten." •••• A Kansas State Highway Patrol officer made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.

The Officer asked for her driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. The lady took out the .45 automatic in her glove box. Something---body language, or the way she said it--- made the officer to ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now he had to ask one more time if that

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umn splices only to jump into the Ford and listen to Luke Bryan sing about shaking his sugar shaker. My father would have driven his truck straight off the interstate. No way. We listened to Merel, Chet, Don Gibson, and the Indelible Mister Jim Reeves. And we turned it up whenever George Jones uttered: “She said I’ll love you till I die…” Lord have mercy.

Yesterday, I was in the supermarket and was assaulted with modern country-pop on the radio. I listened to several hit “bro country” songs against my will in the checkout lane. The lyrics demonstrated about as much poetic creativity as a gaseous bodily discharge. I prefer the genuine stuff. There were no backup dancers in our country music. No music videos. We had out-oftune pianos, twin fiddles, and chicken-wire cages around the stage. And we would travel far and wide to find the real thing. One time my cousin Ed Lee Country Cont. on Page 3

was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse. He then asked her what was she so afraid of. She looked him right in the eye and said, "Not a damn thing!" Lots of famous people.

With which of the following names are you familiar? 1. Monica Lewinsky 2. Spiro Agnew 3. Benito Mussolini 4. Adolf Hitler 5. Jorge Bergoglio 6. Alfonse Capone 7. Vladimir Putin 8. Linda Lovelace 9. Saddam Hussein 10. Tiger Woods You had trouble with #5, didn't you? Me, too.

You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers, thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope? Lovely, just lovely.

Sometimes I worry about you! •••• Unknown to most theologians they was a fourth Wise Man. He was turned away because he brought a fruit cake. ••••

And Here's How Not to Become a Brewmaster By Sam Lowe

A few years go, My friend Dave and I considered ourselves of aboveaverage intelligence with enough skill sets that we had advanced far beyond capable, all the way to adept. Armed with those attributes, we concluded that if we could make beer by ourselves rather than buy it in a retail outlet, the cost would be substantially less. Since we happened to be seated in a local bar at the time, and since we were ingesting three-fifty-a-bottle beers, the brilliance increased in direct ratio to the number of beers consumed. After reducing our ready cash by more than twelve dollars each, we decided home brewing was not only a cost-saving concept, but it would also give us a higher standing among our lager-swilling peers.

Caution ladies: Drinking before pregnancy can cause pregnancy. You're welcome. •••• The Bladder

O simple little body part I knowest when and where thou art Thy presence wakens me from slumberous sleep since infancy Amidst such pleasant dreams thy tiny voice screams and screams So arise I do and walk the hall to answer thine own incessant call And when it's o'er when you've had your tinkle I trudge back to bed with one more wrinkle

An aged man I've become I'll say no more, I shall be mum Oh, little bladder, you can be mean actions of yours are readily seen To be full of mischief, full of guile you torment an old, old gent . . . by name of lyle •••• 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.

And the more beer we drank, the better the idea sounded. By closing time, we had figuratively saved enough money to afford fancy sports cars and vacations in Europe. So we became brewmasters. Not right away, of course. Ever since the ancient Sumerians first tried their hand at developing a potable amber brew, there were initial preparations to be made. In our case, the first step was buying a refrigerator to protect our beer while it aged, then cool the potion after it became drinkable. Because we were bachelors at the time, neither of us had any idea how much a refrigerator cost. We soon found out that refrigerators cost about 400 times more than a bottle of beer. But, we figured, once we started brewing our own we would sub-

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'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 who kept all his wealth in a bucket then his daughter Nan ran off with a man and as for the bucket, Nantucket •••• A Florida man has died from the Coronavirus after having been eaten by an alligator. •••• I recently bought a toilet brush. Long story short, I”m going back to toilet paper. •••• As a phamous filospher once said, and she was a cutie, "Once you light a firecracker, always be sure to throw it." •••• Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of Senators and Representatives. It will be “Congressman”.



It doesn't work and you can't fire it. •••• My doctor asked me if anyone in my family suffered from mental ill-

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Social Butterfly

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area. In 1933 when the family sold their historic 1879 adobe house on Valley Center Road, Astaire purchased it. He raised award-winning thoroughbreds on the ranch. At the time, Astaire was known mainly for stage appearances and had not yet made a movie, so locals basically did not know who he was when he showed up at country dances or when he, his wife and two children would show up for a movie at the Kinema Theater in Escondido.

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Fred Astaire "Stars" in Valley Center - Fred Astaire, the longtime actor-dancer, is the first local resident featured in a new monthly display at the Valley Center History Museum spotlighting onetime residents of Valley Center. Astaire is the "Star of the Month" for July. As a young m a n , Astaire would v i s i t family friends w h o owned a local ranch No tux here -- when Fred and go hunting Astaire lived in Valley Center, he wore ranch attire. in the

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and I went to see a George Jones concert in Tennessee. We were teenagers. We drove several hundred miles crammed in a pickup cab, surviving on a steady diet of Van Camp's pork and beans, taking turns behind the wheel. You do not want to be in a vehicle with young men who eat pork and beans.

The concert was everything we dreamed it would be. George “the Possum” Jones wore a sparkly suit that was blinding. His voice was perfection. Also, you wouldn’t have wanted to light a match within ten feet of him, if you catch my drift.

Another time we traveled to Texas to see Randy Travis. Randy and his band performed before a modest nighttime crowd. The band wore full suits and neckties. There was a standup bass, a dobro, a flat picker, and a fiddle. Pure class. Nobody shook any sugar shakers.

The Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open temporarily on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (760) Oceanside Native Receives American Flag During Funeral Honors Demonstration at the Alamo -

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Jared Smith, of Oceanside, Calif., assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) San Antonio, receives the American Flag from Electrician’s Mate 2nd Benjamin Vela of NOSC San Antonio during a funeral honors

Randy sang three or four Hank Williams tunes, then followed with “Walking the Floor Over You.” And when they played “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” hundreds of people flicked their lighters.

demonstration at Navy Day at the Alamo held during Fiesta San Antonio.

Friends of the Escondido Public Library Reopen Book Shop - The Book Shop will open as of Tuesday, July 6. “We are delighted to resume service to the Escondido community after a 15-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Linda Parker, Friends of the Library president. The Friends Book Shop is located on the first floor of the Escondido Public Library on South Kalmia Street. The Book Shop will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-1pm. All items will be half price Tuesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 10. The shop sells used books, DVDs, VHS tapes, books on CD, magazines, and music CDs.

They will begin accepting donations on Monday, August 2. Donations can be dropped off between 10am and 1pm, Monday through Saturday. Due to space limitations, only two boxes per donor will be accepted at this time. For more information on what types of donations are accepted, visit All proceeds from the shop fund Escondido Public Library programs and events. The Friends of the Escondido Public Library are a volunteer-led 501(c)3 organization. To learn more about the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, visit

tened to a distant radio. I remembered riding in that F100 with my old man who kept one finger on the wheel while traveling fifty. Him covered in iron soot; me in my first baseman’s uniform. Radio blaring.

Ed Lee couldn’t find a BIC lighter to wave in the air, so he Anyway, that’s why I like waved his BIC pen instead. George Jones. The effect wasn’t the same, but his heart was in the right place. The older I get, the more this world changes, and the further I get left behind. Minnie Pearl is dead. Merle Haggard is with his mama. And Merle Travis is forgotten.

Every day I see good people fighting about trivial things when they ought to be doing something constructive like volunteering for VBS. Outdoor dances have been replaced with dating apps, and nobody even knows who Sadie Hawkins is anymore. All this could depress me if I thought about it long enough, but I refuse to dwell on sad topics. Instead, I ate my ribs and lis-

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Conservative Order for Good Government Meeting Announced - The next meeting of COGG will be on Tuesday, July 13th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego 92128. This will be our 4th luncheon meeting in 2021. We hope to serve the luncheon promptly at 12noon so try to arrive a few minutes early. Please indicate your luncheon choice when you register. Some members have wondered about the $35 cost of the luncheon. The cost includes the speaker, room, set up fees, speaker's meal, tips and the luncheon course, drinks and dessert. If you would prefer to attend by Zoom you will be sent instructions for Zoom by Monday, July 12th. We hope you can join us on the 13th. For information/reservations, contact or 858.217.6996. Escondido Chamber Events in July - Chamber of Commerce Open House on Thursday, July 22nd, from 4pm-7pm; Rising Star Scholarship Presentations; New Board Member Installation; Food, Drinks, & Prizes; More Details to come. Free to attend.

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stantially reduce our cost-of-living outlays so much that it would easily offset the difference.

However, in our haste to drive Anheuser-Busch out of business, we had not considered other expenditures. The ten-gallon plastic bucket necessary for blending the brew ($9.99). Forty quart bottles to keep it in (50 cents each for a total of $20 because we wanted to make enough beer to see us through the summer). Bottle caps so none of the essence escaped (20 cents each). A device to cap the bottles ($35). The do-it-yourself beer mix ($24.95). Malting barley, hops and yeast (total of $13.50). Enough storebought beer to get us through any unexpected tough times (an incidental expenditure not counted against other costs since we would have bought it anyway). By the end of the first day, after acquiring all the necessary ingredients and equipment, we had the price of beer down to about $87 per bottle. But, determined and undeterred, we rationalized that it was merely a startup cost. Once we got into production, we'd reduce that figure enough so Coors shareholders would be forced to consider belt-tightening measures and Miller Lite would inquire about a merger.

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Escondido Teen, Defending Older Brother, Arrested for Attempted Murder

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday night after police said he stabbed a man repeatedly in the back who was fighting with the teen’s older brother.

The 27-year-old victim was found by police outside an apartment building on East 15th Street near Hornbeam Glen around 11:45 p.m.

The man had suffered at least seven stab wounds to his back, said Escondido police Lt. Mark Petersen. Police rendered aid and paramedics transported the injured man to a hospital. He was reported to be in critical condition.

The man and the teen’s 21-year-old brother were fighting outside in front of the building when the teen tried to “rescue” his older brother and the stabbing occurred, Petersen said. Police arrested the teen, who lives in the apartment next door to the victim.

The boy suffered a cut on his left hand and had to have his pinky finger amputated, police said. He was booked into Juvenile Hall. Illegal Fireworks Badly Injures 14-Year old Vista Boy

A 14-year-old boy suffered serious

Man About Town

Welcome to the World, Isabella Yvonne Meisner! This lovely child has brightened the lives of mommy and daddy,

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injuries to his face and one of his hands when a firework exploded in his hand at a Vista skate park, authorities said today.

newly created program. The total cost for all four drones together was just over $13,200.

Medics airlifted the boy to UC San Diego Medical Center’s burn center in the Hillcrest neighborhood for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to his face and a hand, Lawrence said.

“Why risk sending firefighters when I can fly a drone, zoom in and get the feedback to the battalion chief first,” Owens said. “It just makes more sense.”

Dispatchers received a report about the injured boy about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at the public skate park on North Santa Fe Avenue near Connecticut Avenue, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Lawrence said.

According to Owens, purchasing and using drones is much cheaper and takes less time to operate than a helicopter. Drone operators can perform rooftop inspections or hazardous investigations from an aerial vantage point without sending firefighters into unknown danger.

The sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit was investigating the incident.

A remote pilot’s license is required to operate small, unmanned aircraft systems such as drones.

Oceanside Fire Safety Specialist Ron Owens’ personal interest in drones really led to investigation and trials to determine if drones might aid the Oceanside Fire Department during fire investigations and safety inspetions.

As expected the Escondido branch of the Humane Society as well as the Rancho Coastal Humane Society reported a larger than normal inflow of anaimals that had run away dur to be frightened by the many fireworks, both legaly and illegally fired, over the 4th of July weekend.

Oceanside Fire Department Considers Drones as Firefighting Tool

Owens showed his findings to his superiors, who were immediately receptive to the idea of utilizing the craft for a variety of operations. Using Measure X funds, the Oceanside Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team bought four drones last August as part of a

Joseline and Schoen Meisner are proud to welcome this 8 lb., 12 oz. bundle of joy who arrived on February 16. She is now four months old.

Joseline has returned from maternity leave and is now back at work at the city of San Marcos where she is a Deputy City Clerk and interacts with The Paper on a regular basis, sending us legal ads to publish. •••• I fear I'm being left behind by Facebook users. It seems I don't know the proper protocol.

I tend to only post when I have something of interest to say . . . like a story, a commentary, a photo (but, normally, if I post a photo I try to tell what it is, what it's about). Apparently, the protocol calls for Facebook users to post every little detail in their day. Why, however, everyone would be interested in knowing every little detail in my life beats hell out of me. But, in an attempt to conform, I began posting on Facebook as follows:

Got up. Yawned. Petted my pups. Went to the bathroom. Closed the door. Finished in bathroom. Got dressed. Put my tennis shorts on, then my shirt, then my Birkenstocks. In the office. Did email for an hour. In the kitchen. Ate breakfast. Oatmeal. With

Many Frightened and Lost Animals as a Result of Fireworks

Law enforcment agencies througout North San Diego County reported nmberous complaints of fireworkds having beend set off prior to the holiday . . . alarming pets and disturbing the peace and tranquility of neighbors. Happens every year, unfortunately.

blueberries, almonds, yogurt. Cup of tea. Yummy good. In the bathroom. Brushed teeth, shaved. In the family room. Read daily paper. Yawned. Back in the office. Sent out emails. Organized thoughts. Gave up effort as "too much work." Twiddled thumbs for, maybe, two minutes. Petted pups again. In the hallway. Shouted at dogs to stop barking. Neighbors had company arrive. In the bedroom. Time for mid-day nap. (I will have more of the exciting play by play later, when I wake up). •••• Hail and Farewell:

Farewell to Jeff Epp, now retired City Manager, former City Attorney, all for the city of Escondido.

Brilliant legal mind, great administrator, excellent city manager, and movie star handsome (well, he’s no lyle e davis, but . . .) And welcome to new Escondido City Manager, Sean McGlynn. McGlynn has been city manager of the Northern California city of Santa Rosa for six years and 7 months, where he has been praised for his leadership during the wildfires that ravaged Northern California in 2019. He has been serving as the City Manager for the

Letters to the Editor Friedrich, our Star Attraction

Lyle, we spotted your brilliant, young writer Friedrich Gomez at Cruisin' Grand (June 25)! There was a small group of people chatting with him on Grand & Broadway near the DJ station! I told my family "Let's check back, he's in the middle of a conversation" but my wife, daughter, and son all yelled "Wait, Dad! He might e gone later!!"

So Dominic's Italian Seafood had to wait! Lyle, does Friedrich speak a foreign language? We heard him chatting to another couple and it sure wasn't English or Spanish! (?) FINALLY, we met him and he

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City of Santa Rosa for the past six years.

Santa Rosa is a city with a population of 180,000, roughly comparable to that of Escondido. In 2020 McGlynn was awarded the City Manager of the Year award by the California City Management Foundation, which praised him for his “leadership throughout one of the deadliest wildfires in California history. McGlynn holds a BA in History from the University of Pittsburgh and a MA in Theater from UCLA.

Back in the late 1960’s when I first came to California I came very close to accepting a job with KSRO, the Santa Rosa radio station. Instead, I accepted a job from Alan Skuba to manage Escondido’s KOWN radio. Had I accepted the Santa Rosa job perhaps Sean McGlynn and I would have become acquainted and worked together.

Now that he is becoming part of the Escondido city family I look forward to meeting and working with him. By all accounts, in addition to all of his mangagerial and administrative talents, he is just a “really nice guy.” Retired City Manager Jeff Epp spent time with Mr. McGlynn and confirms the description. Welcome Sean McGlynn!

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We found the ideal refrigerator at a second-hand store and congratulated ourselves at our shrewdness because it set us back only $300, not the $600 we had estimated. That savings in itself deserved a testimonial beer (an unexpected $10.50 expense because we had to give one to the shopkeeper to reward his willingness to negotiate the price down to the lesser figure). Then we rented a pickup truck to haul the unit back to my house (another $19.95) and wheeled it into my workshop out back, where we plugged it in and got so excited when it actually worked that we toasted ourselves by hoisting a celebratory beer (another $7). Next, the blending process. Carefully, ever so carefully, we added funny-smelling stuff and weird-looking stuff to the ten gallons of water that patiently awaited its conversion into the elixir of the gods. Dave wielded the large wooden spoon purchased especially for the procedure (another $2.29); I found a radio station that played Bach to provide the proper Teutonic atmosphere. It was a long day that required great skill, perseverance and an ample supply of store-bought beer (another $14). By dusk, we had completed the initial task of blending the ingredients. Then we had to let it rest in the plastic bucket for 24 hours before bottling it. The next day we were back at work, carefully dispersing our product into the brown glass bottles, then sealing each one with the resounding “splonk” the capper made at each closure. When we finished, we counted our treasure. Forty quarts. Forty bottles of purity, strength, conviviality, freedom from stress, liquid rapture and cost-of-living reduction. And in that moment of glory, we concluded that our given names weren't appropriate for two such prominent brewmasters so we agreed that when discussing our project, we'd refer to each other as Big Al and Sid.

It would take thirty days for our product to age in the refrigerator and each day passed with agonizing slowness. I (aka Big Al) checked our precious preparation every day, gently turning all 40 bottles ever so slightly so as not to upset the delicate balance and tender care we had utilized during the creative process. Dave (aka Sid) made frequent visits to insure that our dedication to the task would be amply rewarded.

Finally, the day of the Grand Opening arrived. We were excited. It was such a special occasion that we wore our tuxedos and black patent leather shoes. With the pomp normally reserved for coronations and baseball season openers, we assumed an air of elegance and strode to my workshop to retrieve the first quart bottle. Once back inside my house, which was now adorned with St. Pauli Girl posters and bar towels pilfered from an English pub three years earlier, Dave (aka Sid) produced the gold-handled bottle opener purchased from an antique store in anticipation of this

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very moment ($14).

The bottle opened with a fizzy curse, an excellent sign because it indicated the proper balance between foamage and burpability. Sid firmly grasped the circa 1940 thrift store beer steins ($2.50 each); I poured. Gracefully but manly, the beer danced into the steins like an aerated waterfall plunging into a secluded jungle pool. And as the amber solution reached its zenith, a lacy crown of foam gently settled down upon its head. It was perfect.

Our eyes gleamed like those of small children awaiting the opening of Christmas packages. We cast admiring glances at each other and then, when both steins were filled to the proper capacity, we hoisted them skyward, clinked them together and took our first swallow of liquid Nirvana. It was awful.

Flavorwise, our beer bore only slight resemblance to beer. It looked like beer. It acted like beer. It fizzed like beer. It smelled like beer. But it tasted like iodine. It tasted like iodine seasoned with Epsom salts and cod liver oil. It tasted like something designed to cure tetanus, scabies and scungewarts. But, since we had 39 more quarts sequestered out in my workshop, we did not panic. Instead, we marched out, secured another and repeated the procedure. Like its predecessor, the bottle yielded its contents with a foamy elegance and aromatic bouquet. But there was no change in flavor. The third quart had the same medicinal quality characteristics. So did the fourth. We didn't even bother opening a fifth because by that time, we knew. We had failed. Budweiser was safe.

dove into our task with a thirsty eagerness accentuated by frothy zeal and bacchanal anticipation, holding each sample up to the light to check it for clarity, color and amberness before hoisting and swallowing. But our enthusiasm was short-lived. Only five of the brews were drinkable. Most of the others tasted like toxic waste blended with dog shampoo. By the halfway point, we were looking for an antidote. We were judging the okra of the lager world, potions made by amateur brewers using directions and ingredients they found on a bottle of cheap hair dye. One was so bad that if there had been a veterinarian on the panel, he'd have sipped it and said, “My guess is that this horse died of natural causes.” But we sloshed on. Through muck and Drano substitutes, through barnacle remover and the official 1904 Olympic Summer Games gastrointestinal fluid. Some of the stuff came out of the bottles in chunks; one batch of porter had a viscosity rating higher than used motor oil.

And still they kept coming. Brew after brew, taunting us and daring us to find new synonyms for “swill” and “sludge.” Many of them, like mine and Sid's, had a sort of an iodiney flavor. Others had the texture of a well-used catcher's mitt. None of them had names but our taste buds suggested that if they were ever to get mass produced, they'd be marketed as “Get Me to the Loo On Time” or “Formaldehyde Lite.” Fortunately, none of the judges had their brains chemically altered as a result of sampling 34 different home brews because in most cases it took less than 1/16th of a sip to determine that 1/16th of a sip was more than enough.

Frustrated beyond words, we replaced our tuxedos with blue jeans and went the nearest bar to drown our sorrows ($4.50 a bottle because it was too early for happy hour).

Three days later, I heard a popping sound emanating from my workshop. Three of the bottles had exploded. Fearing the worst, I opened the other 33 and poured the contents onto my lawn. It was an expensive fertilizer (about $475). A short time later, I was selected to judge a home brew competition at an area music festival. After an afternoon of slurping, sipping, burping and spitting, I realized that our failed attempt wasn't all that bad because there were even worse beers being concocted within Arizona's borders. The judging panel consisted of brewmasters from legitimate micro-breweries, hotel beverage managers and a few seasoned guzzlers like myself. Our job was to sample 34 different beers. Despite what some may have thought, it wasn't fun. We literally

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ness. I said, “No, we all seem to enjoy it.” •••• I thought the dryer made my clothes shrink. Turns out it was the refrigerator. •••• I thought growing old would take longer. •••• My bucket list: Keep breathing. •••• Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person. •••• Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say: “Close enough.”

I’m a multi-tasker. I can listen, ignore and forget all at the same time. At my funeral, take the bouquet from my coffin and throw it into the crowd to see who is next. •••• Retirement to-do list: Wake up. Nailed it! •••• Went to an antique show and people were bidding on me. •••• People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point. The glass is refillable. •••• Retired: Under new management. See spouse for details. •••• When you can’t find the sunshine... be the sunshine. •••• I don’t have gray hair. I have wisdom highlights. •••• Sometimes, it takes me all day to get nothing done. •••• I do not trip; I do random gravity checks. •••• My heart says chocolate and wine, my jeans say, please, please, please, eat a salad! •••• My spouse says I have two faults. I don’t listen and… something else. •••• I thought I was retaining water, turns out I was retaining food. •••• Never laugh at your spouse’s choices; you are one of them. •••• Losing weight doesn’t seem to be working for me, so from now on, I’m going to concentrate on getting taller. •••• Some people are like clouds… once they disappear it’s a beautiful day. •••• My body is a temple, ancient and crumbling, perhaps cursed or haunted. •••• Common sense is not a gift. It’s a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it. •••• I came. I saw. I forgot what I was doing. Retraced my steps. Got lost

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The Paper Living Large in North County 06-30-2021

We are back out and about and ready to start to have fun again after . \My wife Nome, daughter LaRee, son Steve and his fiancée Dr Emily Taylor went out looking for breakfast in San Marcos on Father’s Day. There was an hour and a half wait at Mama Kat’s and long lines at IHOP and Denny’s. LaRee eagerly suggested we try the “55 Yard Line” sports bar in Restaurant Row. We walked in at just before 9:00 AM. The tables were empty but the bar was jumping and the twenty or so TVs were tuned to a dozen sporting events around the globe. The menus were brought to our table and the reason for LaRee’s enthusiasm was quickly exposed. The weekend breakfast special features bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary (drinks not waitresses). For nine dollars you get unlimited M and BMs until 11:30AM or you tumbled off your seat, whichever comes first. The more timid drinkers at our table took the three dollar a drink option. Only LaRee accepted the bottomless challenge, determined to optimize her investment.

“The 55 Yard Line” only serves breakfast on weekends and only from 9 to 11:30AM. The breakfast menu includes burritos, omelets, French toast, pancakes, chicken fried steak and all the breakfast meats and trimmings. Prices range from $8-$10 for a full breakfast and the servings are generous. Our favorite is the breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs and bacon. By 10AM the tables were nearly full.

“The 55 Yard Line” has been one of our favorites for many years. They have an excellent kitchen and their regular daily menu is outstanding. It’s a noisy, happy place with an essentially over forty clientele. If you prefer hanging out with “woke” and “politically correct” Millennials you might not fully appreciate the irreverent ambience at the “The 55 Yard Line.” 55 Yard Line 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd. Suite 114 760.744.1960

The author, Paul Van Middlesworth, owns and operates, with his wife, Nome, The Computer Factory at 845 W. San Marcous Boulevard. 760.744.43154

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Water for Tribal Governments

Betty Jean (Dixon) Shappee

Betty Jean (Dixon) Shappee passed away peacefully at her home in Wickenburg, AZ. on August 13, 2020. She was born and lived in Escondido except for short times in Pasadena and Riverside, Ca. graduating from Escondido High School in 1946. Betty was married to Roger Shappee at the old Methodist church in Escondido on June 21, 1947 for 73 years. She raised three fine children, Kathy, Candace and Curtis. She enjoyed her classmates and attended the class reunion many times.

Betty is survived by her husband Roger Shappee and daughter Candace (Gregory) Parton of Wickenburg, AZ., son Curtis (Penny) Shappee of New York, NY.and son -in- law Len Wood of Phoenix. AZ. sisters Ethel Norman, of Escondido; Shirley Weinberg, of Lincoln, Ca. Brother Ralph E. Dixon died recently in Mesquite, AZ. She is the granddaughter of J. B. Dixon, for which the DIXON LAKE and DAM are named.

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In the late 1800s, the federal government granted San Luis Rey River water rights to the cities of Vista and Escondido, depriving local tribes of water they had used for thousands of years. In essence, allocating the water rights twice. According to Bo Mazzetti, Rincon Tribal Chairman, “The cattle were dying. The Trees were dying.” In the 1960s the tribes sued, leading to a final settlement that was eventually agreed upon 50 years later.

As a member of the Escondido City Council, I was involved in helping solve this issue and extremely happy that the settlement resulted in restoration of water rights for the Rincon, Pala, Pauma, San Pasqual and La Jolla tribes, as well as the San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority (SLRIWA). The tribes won back their water rights, and through an agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District, Escondido and Vista were also guaranteed a steady supply of Colorado River Water. It was the perfect solution to a longstanding, highly contentious issue. As Mark Twain said, “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” Fortunately, in this case, there were no winners or losers. But more help is needed. I recently joined Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D - Coachella) and I sent a letter to the Governor requesting that funding for

water projects by the SLRIWA be included in this year’s budget. The SLRIWA, the oldest Indian Water Authority in the United States, is requesting the funding for local infrastructure projects, and for equipment and support for local tribes that will guarantee their continued recovery and restoration of desperately needed resources. This is especially important now as we enter another drought. Legislation allocating $15 million to the San Luis Rey Water Authority for infrastructure, equipment, access, and restoration is on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his signature. Using California’s current surplus to fund water infrastructure should be a top priority. 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.

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Jim Desmond

My Transportation Vision

In last week’s op-ed I talked about SANDAG’s latest proposal for a ‘road charge’. For those who didn’t read it, this would be a set price all San Diegans are charged for every mile traveled within the state of California. The money would then be used to pay for public transportation. While I believe public transportation has its place, I’m completely against a per-mile road charge and continuing to add taxes to San Diegans. But the question has come up, “If you were in charge, where would you want to see transportation money invested?” Currently, the push from SANDAG and the State of California is to fund trains and trolleys, a transportation method that peaked in the 1800’s. Instead, we should be focusing on future technologies that will make our commute easier and safer.

Self-driving cars are closer than they’ve ever been, but to make them a reality, we must invest in technology that allows the cars to “speak” to each other. As an airline pilot for 33 years, we’ve had this technology for a long time; aircraft letting each other know where they are positioned, thus avoiding collisions.

That technology exists in cars right now and is being tested through pilot programs in cities across the country. San Diego County should be at the front of the line looking at the latest means of transportation.

Americans like freedom. Families need flexibility. We like going where we want to go, and when we want to go there. Public transportation, while useful in some areas, doesn’t work for the entirety of San Diego County, which is why only 3.5% of San Diegans use it. When it comes to spending billions of taxpayer dollars we should be investing in our future, not the past.

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Q: Last year, we bought two faucets, an on-demand water heater with filters, and a little gizmo called the FM 100 for just over $1,000 from Franke Kitchen Systems. This FM 100 is a device that gives you readings on your water and filter usage and, along with an app called Still Pure, updates you as to their status. Sounds smart. Nothing I could do would make the FM 100 and the app work. I spent weeks coming back to it over and over, trying to get the system to work, assuming that I was doing something wrong.

I contacted Franke customer service, and they told me that they’ve long known that The FM 100 and The Still Pure app never really worked. I was pretty shocked. I asked if they had informed local kitchen and bath showroom distributors and suppliers of this, and they said no. I asked them why they are still selling the parts touting their helpful features -- the ones that they know do not work -- and they said that they intend to keep selling the parts until they are sold out and then just not offer them anymore.

They refused to refund me for the part. They also had no comment on the money I had spent to have this all installed or the money it would cost to remove it, nor any advice about whether I should keep it and whether it might work in the future. Why is Franke selling things that they know do not work simply because they still have stock? Shouldn’t they recall the items or at the very least tell suppliers to stop selling them? Franke should refund $717. That's how much it cost for the FM 100, plus the amount that it will cost to have it removed, plus the initial cost to have it installed -unless, of course, they plan to have a new app that will make it work, in which case I would keep it. -Matthew Scothorn, Chicago A: A company should never sell a product that doesn't work, of course. But when I researched the FM 100, I found it for sale online -and with a 4 ½ star review, no less. So does the FM 100 work or not? After reading the reviews, I would certainly consider buying one. But after reading your case, I would not. You could have reached out to one of the executives at Franke. They've listed <ahref=" anke-group/en/about-franke/company-organization.html"> on the Franke website</a>. Email addresses at Franke are formatted I reviewed the correspondence between you and the company. It doesn't show that Franke knew it was selling a defective product. You say a customer service agent told you that by phone. I think Franke might want to review that call to

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Q: I was flying from Porto, Portugal, to Madrid, on Iberia. The airline damaged my checked bag, a soft-sided upright bag, tearing a side corner out.

I filed a claim for $129 in damages. I provided Iberia with a receipt for the luggage. It's been more than three months, but I haven't heard anything from Iberia. Can you help me with my claim? -- Helene Rosenthal, Bedford, Mass. A: I'm sorry about your damaged luggage. Iberia should have taken better care of your personal belongings. And if it damaged your bag, it should have acknowledged the problem and fixed it promptly. It didn't.

Airlines that toss your luggage around really annoy me. How hard can it be to treat your belongings with care? And that's particularly true if you're paying the airline a luggage fee to transport your stuff. Come on! Since you were flying within the EU, you were covered by EC 261, the European airline passenger rights regulation.

Under EC 261, if your checked-in luggage is lost, damaged or delayed, the airline is liable. You're entitled to compensation up to an amount of approximately 1,300 euros. But if an "inherent defect" caused the damage, then you're not entitled to any compensation.

Unfortunately, EC 261 doesn't give the airline a firm deadline. But I think we can all agree that three months is long enough to wait for an airline to respond. You could have reached out to one of the executive contacts at Iberia. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of <a href="">Ibera's managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site,

You can also contact the EU member state airline regulation body via the <ahref=" ve-work-travel-eu/consumerrights-and-complaints/resolveyour-consumer-complaint/european-consumer-centres-networkecc-net_en">European Consumer Centres Network</a>. Like the U.S. Department of Transportation, these government organizations have the power to light a figurative fire under an airline like Iberia, and they often do. I know what you're thinking, dear readers. What about the pandemic? Shouldn't we cut Iberia some slack about a delayed refund? After all, the airline industry has suffered so

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Controversial ‘Gadsden Purchase’

Imagine the Mexican cities of Tijuana, Ensenada, La Paz, even Cabo San Lucas being part of the U.S. --- it almost happened.

The 1854 “Gadsden Purchase” was a 29,670-square-mile region of presentday southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The proposal was made to Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna by James Gadsden, U.S. ambassador to Mexico. The original proposal included the entire Baja California peninsula and northern Mexican states. The U.S. wanted the land to build a railroad between El Paso and San Diego.

The financially strapped Mexicans finally agreed to the sale, which netted $10 million (equivalent to approximately $300 million in present-day dollars). Santa Anna thought it was better to yield territory by treaty and receive payment rather than have the territory simply seized by the U.S. Army. Ambassador Gadsden and businessoriented Southerners saw a railroad linking the South with the Pacific Coast would expand trade opportunities. However, the southern portion of the then-existing U.S. border was too mountainous for a direct route.

President Franklin Pierce, strongly influenced by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, a Southerner, saw an opportunity to acquire significant territory from northern Mexico, but there was a controversial debate whether any new territory would be slave or free. The earlier “Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,” which ended the MexicanAmerican War, contained a guarantee the United States would protect Mexicans by preventing cross-border raids by local Comanche and Apache tribes.

President Pierce appointed Ambassador Gadsden to Mexico with specific instructions to negotiate the acquisition of additional territory. Mexico was going through political and financial turmoil and Santa Anna was willing to deal with the United States because he needed money to rebuild his army for defense against (who else) the Americanos. As originally envisioned, the Gadsden Purchase would have encompassed a much larger region, extending far enough south to include most of the current Mexican states of Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur (south), the states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. But, Mexico opposed Gadsden’s proposed boundaries, as did northern anti-slavery U.S. Senators, who saw the purchase as

acquisition of more slave territory.

Santa Anna rejected the extension of the border and insisted on reparations for the damages caused by American Indian raids, but agreed to let an international tribunal resolve this problem. President Pierce finally authorized Gadsden to purchase any of six proposed parcels. Ironically, the $15 million amount was the price President Thomas Jefferson paid France for the “Louisiana Purchase” a half-century earlier. Gadsden’s orders were to buy the 38,000 square miles of desert necessary for the railroad plans. However, his “antagonistic manner" alienated Santa Anna, who balked at any largescale sale of territory. The Mexican President felt threatened by U.S. Army renegade William Walker's bold attempt to capture Baja California and annex the northern state of Sonora – all with only 50 troopers. Ambassador Gadsden disavowed any U.S. government backing of Walker, who ended up being cashiered by the Army and placed on trial as a criminal.

Even the sale of a relatively small strip of land angered the Mexican people, who saw Santa Anna's actions as a betrayal of their country. They watched in dismay as he squandered the funds generated by “the Purchase.” Today, some historians believe the Gadsden Purchase partially contributed to the negative relationship that has existed between our two countries.

The final “Purchase included the cities of Tucson, Yuma, Bisbee, Douglas and Tombstone. For many years an outlaw band known as “The Cowboys," frequently robbed stagecoaches and brazenly stole Mexican cattle in broad daylight, scaring off Mexican ranchers who were watching over their herds. Accordingly, Mexican authorities complained to the U.S. about those "Cowboy" raids. The 1880s conflict, known as the “Cochise County War,” came to an end by the Earp and Clanton families with Tombstone’s historic Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp's infamous “Vendetta Ride” against the “Cowboys.” The included counties in Arizona do not follow the northern boundary of the Gadsden Purchase. Pima County, which includes Tucson, is Arizona’s second most populated county. Four of these also contain areas north of the Gadsden Purchase, but they have relatively low population densities, with the exception of northeastern Pinal County’s towns of Apache Junction and Florence. Maricopa County south of Phoenix also extends into the area of the Purchase, but this area also is thinly populated. Tucson is the largest city in the Gadsden Purchase. It 2009, it was estimated the purchased land had not been profitable for the United States. Historical accounts take it for granted the Purchase has been a boon to the United States, but that region produces very little tax revenue and most mines are on Indian reservations which receive all royalties. The federal government spent a great deal of money during the 19th century to defend the territory from Apaches which might not have been necessary without the Purchase. The Gadsden Purchase remains a little-known nugget of U.S. history.

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find out what its agents are saying. If that's true, and if Franke knows the FM 100 doesn't work, I'd say we have a problem.

I contacted Franke on your behalf. A representative responded that "the matter has been resolved" but didn't offer any additional information. So I checked with you. "They contacted me with a complete attitude change," you told me. "They apologized for the treatment and statements they had previously given to me."

Franke agreed to refund your purchase and installation costs, as well as the cost for a plumber to remove the device.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at © 2021 Christopher Elliott.


“Cricket” A 7 year old part Yorkie part Terrier escaped on Tuesday 5/4/21. She is VERY Shy AND skittissh. She goes by of the name Cricket.

She was last seen between Mission & Washington off N Citrus. She is also chipped! Her sister & brother miss her & miss playing with her as well. Her heartbroken family asks for your help to bring her back home. If found call 760.809.9515

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on the way back. Now I have no idea what’s going on. •••• Breaking News!

A 6.4 earthquake has hit Southern California. For this late breaking news we go to Escondido, California, and interview a local resident, lyle e davis. NEWS: Mr. Davis, did you feel this morning's earthquake? lyle: Naw, didn't feel a thing. News: People throughout middle and southern California report they felt a constant, rolling, feeling. Did you feel that at all? lyle: Naw, didn't feel a thing. News: Amazing! May I ask what you were doing at the time the earthquake hit? lyle: Naw. That's private information.

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much. But this damaged luggage incident happened before the pandemic -- so, the pandemic is not a valid excuse, I'm afraid.

Why do airlines drag their wings on a damaged luggage case like this? Because they can. There's no regulatory body policing the claims process. If passengers give up and go away, that's one less claim an airline like Iberia has to pay. I contacted Iberia on your behalf, and it processed your claim in full.

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News: We appreciate how calm you are able to be in the midst of such dire news, Mr. Davis. How do you avoid panic? lyle: Well, I may have mentioned this once or twice but, I didn't feel a thing. News: And that wraps it up from Escondido, CA., Thank you to mr. lyle e. davis. Mr. Davis our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. lyle: Well, thanks, but I really didn't feel a thing. News: And now, back to our control room for more news on this late breaking story. •••• I was invited to a Gay 90's party the other night, so I went. Problem was, everyone there was gay. And 90.

He who drinks a fifth on the fourth may bot be able to go forth on the fifth. •••• Hollywood Squares THIS WAS A VERY FUNNY SHOW...

In the 1960s there was a US TV game show called Hollywood Squares Basically stars were asked questions by the host, and the contestants had to guess whether their answer was correct or not. But the real power of the show was the one-liners that the stars answered the question with, before giving their real answer. Some of the best responses are below.

Q. Do female frogs croak? A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be ? A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it. Q. Paul, what is a good reason for

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North County Job Fair #3, Thursday, July 22nd, 9am to 2pm at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. 25+ people hired so far! You need a job? Make plans to attend. Register early; Hundreds of openings; make more money! Free to attend. Escondido Chamber is located at 720 N. Broadway, Escondido, 92025; 760.745.2125.

San Marcos Chamber July Events - Coffee Connections; Connect, Build, Grow, in-person networking; Wednesday, July 21, 8am-9am, in-person. Enjoy coffee, great concersation, build relationships, share business tips and leads. Coffee Connections gives businesses the chance to expand, strengthen and build stronger business relationships in the City of San Marcos.

7th Annual - Meet the Elected Officials; Thursday, July 22nd, 5pm to 7pm, in-person. Meet the Elected Officials guests will enjoy the opportunity to connect and engage with Elected Officials, community leaders, local VIPs and other businesses in a casual and relaxed setting. The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is located at 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078. Upcoming Arts Events in Encinitas - Wednesdays@Noon free concerts, and Art Night Encinitas are all part of the Civic Arts Program of the City of

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Komodo is not a dog park kind of guy but enjoys car rides and going for walks. He has lived with another dog. Komodo is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making him part of your family, please visit or call 619-299-7012.

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Encinitas Cultural Arts Division. For assistance, contact Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrator, email: or phone 760.633.2746.

Wednesday, July 21, 12noon, free, Encinitas Library: Pianist Alison Luedecke and Cellist Margaret Tait will perform works by Bach, Dvorak, Faure, and Bartok. Wednesday, July 28, 12noon, free, Encinitas Library: Peter Sprague Rendezvous in Realtime - With John Opferkuch on piano, Gunnar Biggs on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and Peter on double neck guitar, the group will play Peter's originals plus a Jimmy Webb gem and an iconic Beatles classic.

Art Night Encinitas: Saturday, July 31, 6-9pm, free: Enjoy an evening of visual art as Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors at Art Night Encinitas. The event celebrates the city's diverse visual art scene at participating locations and is free to the public. Enjoy live music and refreshments at several locations. Humane Society Upcoming Events and Activities for July: For more information on these items, and many others too numerous to list, contact the San Diego Humane Society,5500 Gaines St., San Diego, 92110; call 619.299.7012, or visit campus loca-

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Council Names Creek Project Park “Paseo del Arroyo”

In early 2021, we asked you to help name the new 3-acre park located in the San Marcos Creek Project area. Thank you to all who provided suggestions! The names were reviewed by the Parks & Recreation Commission, and then shared with the City Council on May 25. Council unanimously voted to name San Marco’s newest park, “Paseo del Arroyo,” which translates to “Creek Walk” in English. The new linear park and trail along the creek will include a space for residents to sit, gather, and play! Park enthusiasts can travel on the 10-foot-wide paved trail to explore 1.5 miles of preserved habitat. The city is excited to offer new recreation opportunities in the beautiful San Marcos Creek project space. Construction on the Paseo del Arroyo Park is expected to be completed in Spring 2023. To learn more about the Creek Project, visit:

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Movies in the Park Are Back!

Vista is celebrating summer on Saturday, July 17, with a return of the free Movies in the Park series. We’re so pleased to offer the movies once again. It’s another sign of how far we have come since last year. The summer movies are a perfect chance to meet new people and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. The July movie, The Croods: A New Age will begin at 8 pm. Take the whole family and head to Brengle Terrace Park for a fun afternoon and then relax with them afterwards watching the movie on a huge movie screen outside. More information is online at or contact our Recreation Division at 760.639.6151.

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pounding meat? A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness.

(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!) Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years. A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman? A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married? A. Rose Marie: No. Wait until morning. Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? A. Charley Weaver: My sense of

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I hope you’ll indulge me a bit this week. I want to bring some awareness to how good our City staff is. It is true that the elected officials give guidance and set policy for the city. And we sometimes take the credit or get the blame for what happens or fails to happen. But the people who really get the job done are the members of the City Staff. They do the research, think through the hard problems, find solutions, and become our experts in making the community a better place. In 2020, the city did a great job despite COVID and we won a few awards that we all should be proud of. Please take a look – Cityworks Software Implementation • Excellence in Enterprise Practice Award Comprehensive Annual Financial Report • Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Fitness Courts • National Fitness Campaign’s Healthy Infrastructure Award for Innovation FY 2019-20 Annual Operating Budget Document • California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Operating Budget Excellence Award • Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Graffiti Eradication Program • ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS Award • League of CA Cities’ Helen Putnam Award for Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation Missing Link Project • International Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Achievement Award for Complete Streets Recreation Guide • California Parks & Recreation Society’s Marketing & Communications Award of Excellence Volunteer HUB• San Diego County Taxpayer’s Association’s Golden Watchdog Award Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido

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Pala Casino just continues to add to its reputation as a top venue for great entertainment!

Friday, July 9th Tribute to Depeche Mode by Strangelove 8:00 PM Starlight Theater $20.00


Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'? A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty. Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'? A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking? A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget. Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?

A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily. Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year? A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

All events will be held at the Events Center, with reduced capacity, increased cleaning, and additional safety measures.

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discuss two subjects at Nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other? A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

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Everyone gets “Phished” but you don’t have to be a “sucker.” Part II of III

Last month I became a “phished sucker”. The Email from “CVS” invited me to take a thirty second survey and receive a gift valued at up to $100. I took the survey and selected a “free gift”. All I had to do was pay $5 for shipping. I didn’t give it a second thought. I put the shipping charge on a credit card and got my “free gift” in the mail the next day. A couple days later a second “free gift” arrived and then another. I went back to the original CVS email and looked at the senders email address. I felt like an idiot. The sender did not have a CVS address; it was a scam from the git-go. I checked charges on the credit card and found I’d been charged nearly $200 for the last two “free gifts”. I notified my credit

this”Microsoft has found a problem with your PC, you need to call this phone number.” If you call, the nice man will ask you to allow him to access your PC so he can diagnose your problem. When he finishes he is not a nice man any more. You owe him money because he fixed your PC. If you refuse to pay, he says he will wreck your computer. You hang up and your PC is frozen.

fear, greed, revenge, pity, love, hate, vanity anything that “floats your boat” is fair game for cyberexploitation. Seniors are popular targets as a group because we tend to be more trusting, less computer savvy, have more money and are less willing to report our victimization because we’re afraid we might be regarded as mentally incompetent.

The popularity of lacrosse in Canada grew fast, and by 1860 lacrosse had become the country’s national game. In 1876 Queen Victoria watched a lacrosse game. which took place over several days. In 1883 a touring Canadian lacrosse The games were played over large team, as well as a team composed of areas, as much as a few miles. There Iroquois Native Americans visited were no set number of players, and Scotland. sometimes even as many as a thousand or more players participated at The sport began being a time. Early rules included that the played in countries across the ball was not to be touched by a world, and as a result lacrosse was player’s hand. There were no played in both the 1904 and 1908 boundaries. Players raced to be the Summer Olympics. Ironically, first to catch the ball once the game Canada won the gold medal in those started. Deerskin balls filled with Olympics. fur replaced wooden balls. Netting was made from deer sinews. Players In 1967 the first men’s used paint and charcoal to decorate lacrosse world tournament was their faces and bodies when they played in Toronto. This time the Mt. prepared for a game. Washington (Maryland) Lacrosse Club won, representing the United The Native American States. In 1971, the International Indians played lacrosse for a few Federation of Women’s Lacrosse reasons. It was not only a game Association was founded, and three played for recreation and religious years later the men’s International reasons, but also to toughen young Lacrosse Foundation was started. warriors for war. In 2008, the Federation of A French Jesuit, Jean de International Lacrosse (FIL) was Brebeuf, wrote about the game formed from the women’s and being played in 1636 by the Huron men’s international lacrosse associIndians. He gave the game the name ations. Its focus is to have lacrosse “lacrosse”. The game was intro- become an Olympic sport again. duced in Canada in 1834, and a Canadian dentist, Dr. William Of course, collectors have George Beers, founded the had their eye on lacrosse colMontreal Lacrosse Club in 1856. lectibles. In a 2011 Heritage Beers later drew up rules which Auction, a Canadian silver plated included sharply reducing the num- lacrosse trophy cup from 1881 sold ber of players, as well as introduc- for almost $3000. It had been part ing a redesigned stick and a rubber of the Malcolm S. Forbes collecball. tion, one of the world’s most

renowned private collections. Heritage also auctioned a nearly complete “lacrosse series” card set from 1910 for $2629.

card company that the charges were fraudulent, cancelled the card and ordered a new one. In the next couple weeks I received the identical message from Costco and Lowes. It was the same message, same survey and same gifts list. The email addresses were not from Costco or Lowes. They were from scammers simply “phishing” for credit card information. Costco and Lowes were aware of this activity and had warnings on their websites. The scammers know their efforts usually fail to get a response, but enough folks will be enticed by the offer of “free gifts” to allow these scams to pay.

A bit of sports trivia that often stumps even the most knowledgeable sports “genius” has to do with a former football star and Hollywood actor. However, as prominent as Jim Brown was on the football field, he was often considered a better college player at Syracuse in another sport, lacrosse. Jim Brown was an AllAmerican at Syracuse in lacrosse. In fact, after his days as a Syracuse Orangemen, he could have gone pro as a lacrosse player if he had the right opportunity. However, he didn’t, and the rest is history, so to speak.

Nowadays, many colleges have lacrosse teams, and there is a professional lacrosse league, but most Americans are unaware of how the sport is played. Even more people wonder how the game actually got started. Well, a brief capsule of the sport will help. Lacrosse was started by Native American Indians. Its original name was stickball. The game was generally played first in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe, and followed by other tribes around the western Great Lakes. The early games were looked upon as major events,

Cyber-criminals are expert at exploiting our weaknesses. Ego,

Next week is all about how to defend yourself and keep from becoming a “phished sucker”.

We see several email phishing exploits each week. Today we were notified that our Amazon order will be cancelled and our account closed unless we provide detailed credit card information within 24 hrs. The cyber-crook provided an Internet contact address ( It looked legit but it was not. The click takes you to a site that looks like Amazon but is really a “spoof” or fake. The email address of the sender at the top of the original notice exposed the scam. In this case the email of the sender was This crook was using a New York City health and hospitals careers email address to send scam notices. We reported this scam to Amazon (stop-spoofing The most common phishing exploit we see from our customers starts with a notice on the computer screen that goes something like

The Appraiser’s Corner Lacrosse

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A Peterboro lacrosse club medal from 1893 which was awarded to John Mein was sold at auction in February 2014 for almost $700 by Heritage, while a lacrosse stick from around 1900 sold for $444 in a June 2014 auction.

It is apparent that the sport of lacrosse has still remained popular for hundreds of years. Although it probably will never reach the level of followers as other sports have, lacrosse has persevered and been played and enjoyed by people of all ages and nationalities, even Jim Brown.

Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at or at 877-4723087.

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If God did something right for this planet, he provided dogs that do nothing but share their love and devotion to their masters. However sometimes on this cruel earth these lovely creatures unfortunately come face to face with evil in the name of humans we read about it in the papers every day. However, this is not what this article is about .Greed in the name of veterinarians is what it's about. I happened to take my small Pug to the Vet, for a smelly breath after brief exam they said he needs his teeth cleaned. Teeth cleaned. I said I've had dogs for years and I've never cleaned a dog's tooth in my life. Anyway I went along with it until I got the bill over $1.200 00 but I did suck it up and paid it .But what really got to me on studying the bill when I got home was a small vial of pain medicine for the dog if it needs it. $80.00 . I should have taken him to my dentist would have been cheaper. Sorry Lyle just venting my frustration's. Cheers.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00026721-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner John Robert Scott filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: John Robert Scott to Proposed name Jonathan Robert Scott. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 8/10/21 8:30a.m., Department N-25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 6/21/21 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE; SEE ATTACHMENT: /s/ Pamela Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021 ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the Chief the of orders emergency Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Diego San the of Department Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE.

The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without One certified copy of the a hearing. Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE Do not come to DATE SPECIFIED. The court on the specified date. court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other non-signing parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011080 The name of the business: The Rustic Garden Box, locatd at 850 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, CA. 92069, Registrant Information: Lisa Rick Sarsilmaz 5131 Delaney Ct. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/05/18. /s/Lisa Rick Sarsilmaz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/05/2021 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9012481 The name of the business: Aster Graphics, located at 856 Gina Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Troy and Jean Ann Muckridge 856 Gina Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 1/11/2001 /s/Troy Muckridge Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/18/2021 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021

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Carlsbad, First National Bullion Carlsbad, located at 785 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Del Mar Fine Art LLC

1125 Camino Del Mar Suite B, Del Mar, CA. 92014

This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company.

First day of business 1/20/21

/s/ Jonathan Cavuoto, Member

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg

Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/052021

6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021


The name of the business: 2051

Cucina Italiana, located at 2051 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste 175, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011.

Registrant Information: AI Lati Inc.

2051 Palomar Airport Rd. Ste 175 Carlsbad, CA. 92011

This business is operated by a corporation.

First day of business 2/05/2021 /s/ Omar Possenti, President

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Clerk/Recorder of San

Diego on 6/21/2021

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00026498-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Ellen Kay Chapman filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Ellen Kay Chapman to Proposed name Ellen Kay. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: 8:30a.m., 8/3/21 Date: Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 6/18/21 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE; SEE ATTACHMENT: /s/ Pamela Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 7/08, 7/15, 7/22 & 7/29/2021 ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 which pandemic, poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant emergency the to orders of the Chief Justice of the State of and California General Orders of the P r e s i d i n g the of Department San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made:

NO HEARING WILL THE ON OCCUR DATE SPECIFIED IN TO ORDER THE SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on Show to Order the Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection received been has (required at least two court days before the the specified), date Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the the Granting Order Petition will be mailed to the petitioner.

If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the written a petitioner order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

RESPONDENT A OBJECTING TO THE CHANGE NAME MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT (excluding DAYS holiand weekends days) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on date. specified the The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.

Any Petition for the a of change name minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment served along with the Petition and Show to Order Cause, on the other parent, non-signing and proof of service must be filed with the court. & 7/22 7/15, 7/08, 7/29/2021


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4 p.m. on July 26, 2021. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING – None. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of plumbing repair and maintenance services. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $600,000.00. TERM Five (5) years. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. OR ortal/portal.cfm?CompanyID= 39481

GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 7/08/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011502 The name of the business: Staycation for Dogs, located at 814 Crestview Rd., Vista, Ca. 92081. Registrant Information Crestview Kennels, LLC 814 Crestview Rd. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by Limited Liability Company. First day of business 2/09/2021 /s/ George Piner, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2021. 7/01, 7/08, 7/15 & 7/22/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011474 The name of the business: DTSM Tea Group, Inc., DTSM Tea Group, Inc., DBA Presotea, located at 10790 Rancho Bernardo Road #127, San Diego, Ca. 92128. Registrant Information: DTSM Tea Group, Inc. 931 Wild Iris Court San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 5/25/2021 /s/ Giang T. Nguyen, President/CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2021 7/08, 7/15, 7/22 & 7/29/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing telephonically at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, July 19, 2021. Project No.: GPA19-0001, R19-0001, and ND19-003 Applicant: City of San Marcos Request: General Plan Amendment (GPA19-0001) and Rezone (R19-0001) to change the General Plan land use and Zoning designations of an approximately 41 acre portion of the City comprised of 74 residential lots. The General Plan Amendment would change the Agricultural (AG) General Plan land use designation of the project area to Rural Resident (RR) and Very Low Residential (VLDR). Zoning in the project area will also be changed to be consistent with the new General Plan land use designations (RR to Estate Residential (R-1-20) and VLDR to Residential Low (R-1-10)). Environmental Determination: A Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND19-003) was prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: La Sombra Drive (south of Quail Hill Drive and east of Jugador Court), Baja Way, Sunrise Way, Valencia Avenue, Cima Drive (west of McMahr Road), Serena Way, Coyotes Way, McMahr Road (east side), Quail Hill Drive (east of McMahr Road), 1020-1024 Via Vera Cruz, and 1301 Vista Colina Drive, more particularly described as Lots 1-20 of Map No. 9980 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on January 27, 1981, as file no. 81-025720; Parcels A, B, and C of Parcel Map No. 18744, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on July 10, 2001, as file no. 20010474079 in book of parcel maps; Lots 1-34 of Tract Map No. 8480, in the City of San Marcos County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on February 1, 1977, as file no. 77-039019; Lots 1-15 of Tract Map No. 11663, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on December 4, 1986, as file no. 86-561599; Sec 22-123w*4.48 AC M/L in PM07746 & PM07337 & PM06131&IN; Sec 22-12-3W*NWQ* (ex westerly 100 ft) DOC85379553. Assessor’s Parcel Number(s): 222-080-49-00, 222-080-7700, 222-360-11-00, 222-36012-00, 222-360-13-00, 222360-14-00, 222-360-15-00, 222-360-16-00, 222-360-1800, 222-360-19-00, 222-36020-00, 222-360-21-00, 222360-22-00, 222-360-23-00, 222-360-24-00, 222-360-2500, 222-360-26-00, 222-36027-00, 222-360-28-00, 222360-29-00, 222-360-30-00, 222-360-34-00, 222-360-3500, 222-360-36-00, 222-36037-00, 222-420-01-00, 222420-02-00, 222-420-03-00, 222-420-04-00, 222-420-0500, 222-420-06-00, 222-42007-00, 222-420-08-00, 222420-09-00, 222-420-10-00, 222-420-11-00, 222-420-1200, 222-420-13-00, 222-42014-00, 222-420-15-00, 222-

420-16-00, 222-420-17-00, 222-420-18-00, 222-420-1900, 222-420-20-00, 222-42021-00, 222-420-22-00, 222420-23-00, 222-420-24-00, 222-420-25-00, 222-420-2600, 222-420-27-00, 222-42028-00, 222-420-29-00, 222420-30-00, 222-420-31-00, 222-420-32-00, 222-420-3300, 222-420-34-00, 222-54001-00, 222-540-02-00, 222-540-03-00. 222-540-0400, 222-540-07-00, 222-54009-00, 222-540-10-00, 222540-11-00, 222-540-12-00, 222-540-13-00, 222-540-1400, 222-540-15-00, 222-54019-00, 222-540-20-00, and 222-540-21-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planning Sean del Solar, AICP, , by calling 760744-1050 extension 3223, or via email DOP 7/08/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011832 The name of the business: Project M, located at 1120 N. Escondido Blvd., Apt L202, Escondido, CA. 92026l Registrant Information: Dionicio Miguel Nicolas 1120 N. Escondido Blvd., Apt L202. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/28/21. /s/ Dionicio Miguel Nicolas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/12/2021 7/01, 7/08, 7/15 & 7/22/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9012800 The name of the business: Extra Mile RV and Boat Towing, located at 1564 La Vine Ln., Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Lightweight RV Rentals LLC 1564 La Vine Ln. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 1/01/2020 /s/ William Forrest Parrish, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/222021 7/08, 7/15, 7/22 & 7/29/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9013193 The name of the business: Beautifully Staged, located at 955 La Fiesta Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Paula Jo Clark 955 La Fiesta Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Paula J. Clark Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/24/2021 7/01, 7/08, 7/15 & 7/22/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9014026 The name of the business: Oceanside Fades Barber and Beauty Studio, located at 713 Mission Ave., Ste D., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. Registrant Information: Kristy Williams 29538 Major League Lake Elsinore, CA. 92530 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/25/2021 /s/ Kristy Williams Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/01/2021 7/08, 7/15, 7/22 & 7/29/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing telephonically at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, July 19, 2021. Project No.: SP19-0004, GPA19-0004, R19-0002, CUP19-0011, & ND21-001 Applicant: Carkel San Marcos, LLC-Starbucks Request: Request for a proposed 1,797 square-foot drivethru coffee shop with an approximately 331 square-foot outdoor dining area on a 0.55acre property. The project includes a Specific Plan Amendment, General Plan Amendment and Rezone to change the land use designation and zone of the property from San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Area (SPA) to Commercial (C), and a Conditional Use Permit for review of the proposed project design. Project includes the installation of 300 feet of 8-inch sewer pipeline within Bent Avenue. Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND21-001) was prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: Southeast corner of San Marcos Blvd. and Bent Ave., more particularly described as a Portion of Lot 5, Block 68 of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map No. 806, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, December 21, 1895, and a portion of an adjoining unnamed road as vacated and closed to public uses by an order of the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County, a certified copy of which order was recorded January 22, 1927 in Book 1315, Page 107 of Deeds. Assessor’s Parcel Number(s): 219-270-06-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen, Associate Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3236, or via email Notice: The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 7441050, extension 3233 or via email The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/08/21.

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