July 09, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 28
By Friedrich Gomez
This cover story is dedicated to longtime North San Diego County resident and former Chairman of the Palomar Health District Board, Bruce Krider. He and lyle e davis cofounded The Puppy Coalition, designed to save dogs from being needlessly euthanized (killed). Bruce has invested a great deal of his own money (over $100,000) and countrless hours of driving and meeting with officials and shelters in his ongoing effort to rescue dogs (well over 150 dogs saved and homes The Paper - 760.747.7119
found for them). Not a day passes that readers of The Paper either email me or stop me on the street or approach me in supermarkets to personally pass on their story suggestions to me. Bruce Krider, and his deep love for dogs truly inspired me to research and compose this truelife storyline. To all of our readership, we value you beyond words. A True Story:
ABUSIVE BABYSITTER EXPOSED BY FAMILY DOG. It all happened less than 7 years ago. In
September of 2013, to be exact. It seemed like an ordinary quest for the young married couple, Benjamin and Hope Jordan of Charleston, South Carolina. The new parents were conducting a very thorough search for a babysitter to take care of their 7month-old baby, named Finn. It was a careful search, after all, their infant son was their pride-and-joy, still too young to talk and, therefore, fully reliant on mommy and daddyâ€™s selection for a babysitter. Taking no chances and leaving no stone unturned, the Jordan couple
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took their time scrutinizing candidates and after conducting a lengthy background check, decided on a 22year-old woman named Alexis Khan, the perfect babysitter. On paper, she was far-and-away bestsuited to care for their infant son, Finn. Or so they thought.
There was one other member of the Jordan family that was never consulted in the decision-making. This family member walked on all fours, had a wet nose, a wagging tail, and a
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most friendly disposition. This family member relied on doggie instincts in place of human logic and reasoning. This family member was a dog, a black Labrador Retriever-German Shepherd mix, named Killian. The Jordan family never even considered consulting their dog Killian in choosing a new babysitter. After all, that would be silly. Perhaps, even ridiculous.
So, Killian, the dog, was totally left out of the decision-making process. Not even an introduction of any sort. Not even a ‘sniff test’ or a ‘wagging tail’ to flag the ‘okay.’ That would border on the absurd. After all, Killian was just a simple dog, a lower-level of lifeform, unable to speak and nowhere close to human intelligence. The only thing that Killian had on his dog-resume was that he loved to fetch the ball, play with the family, and just loved being in their company. Oh, and there was one other little characteristic the black Labrador mix had as a show-stopper: his loyalty and unconditional love ran so deep that he would, gladly, lay down his own life to save his family. Behavioral scientists have long proven that to pack animals, such as Killian the family dog, Benjamin and Hope Jordan are not only his masters, but by canine instincts, they are his
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mommy and daddy, to put it in simple dog terms. And little Finn Jordan, the small 7-month-old infant who loved to play and frolic and hug him constantly, was most deserving of being protected because canines, such as Killian, can sense an infant’s vulnerability in the same way that canines protect their young pups. The dog would lovingly let little Finn Jordan climb all over him without even the tiniest protest. Sometimes a little dog ear-pulling would come into play, but the powerful canine would just passively and gently roll over, seemingly enjoying the roughhousing, sometimes licking the small baby and, like a black sentinel, always watching, protecting, his tiny companion. And so the babysitting scenario was set.
While new parents, Benjamin and Hope Jordan, were at work, the new babysitter was placed in sole custody and safe-keeping of little Finn Jordan. Unknown to Benjamin and Hope Jordan, the first 5 months proved to be one of horror for the small infant who was unable to speak. During moments when a good babysitter was supposed to take care of constant diaper changes, scheduled formula feedings, and shower love and affection. Instead, little Finn Jordan would be tormented, physically-abused, and terrified – all of which is unimaginable during an infant’s formative years, when human mental and psy-
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 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).
chological stages are still in early development.
With the family dog strategically placed outdoors, the child’s relentless screaming and crying and overall suffering went on for a steady 150 days, reaching a total of five calendar months. Like clockwork, when the happy new parents would return home, all seemed normal within the household. However, there seemed to be something very odd and bizarre in the family dog’s behavior once he was let back into the house. At first, the Jordans felt the dog needed to be disciplined. After all, the black Lab seemed overly protective of the baby. To the point where Killian would bare his teeth and growl menacingly at the babysitter, Alexis Khan. As Benjamin Jordan would later recall in his own words: “We noticed the dog was getting very defensive when Alexis (the babysitter) was around. He would growl and stand between her and our infant son. His hair would stand up on the back of his neck and we knew something was up.”
At times it seemed as if Killian was about to attack, but the loyal canine was restrained. Such unexpected and shocking behavior from an overly-friendly dog puzzled the Jordans. As Benjamin Jordan further recalled: “He (Killian) was very aggressive towards the babysitter and a few times we actual-
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If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, — you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-
ly had to physically restrain our dog from going after her!”
Deciding against any notion of punishing the dog, Benjamin and Hope Jordan spoke quietly about the incident during bedtime. It was a most confusing scenario for them. When they both put their heads together in trying to sort things out, the math just didn’t fit the formula: Killian the dog was widely-known throughout the neighborhood for his gentle disposition. In fact, the dog’s warm and friendly nature earned him great affection from everyone he ever met. No exceptions.
Except for one: the Jordan’s dog did not accept the highly-recommended babysitter! The babysitter they had looked long and hard for -- the perfect choice.
Yet, there seemed to be an unknown factor at play here; something missing from the equation. A large piece of the puzzle was missing. The babysitter seemed a most worthy one. A thorough background check confirmed this. Yet, the family dog’s behavior seemed to imply otherwise. Finally, the young parents decided to go out on a limb and think outside the box.
It was wife, Hope Jordan, who suggested a most outlandish and wild
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ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a threeyear-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. •••• A wife buys a dozen underwear of the same color for her husband. The husband protested saying, “people will think I never change my underwear.” Wife says . . .”which people?” Total silence.
•••• I was invited to a Gay 90's party the other night, so I went.
Problem was, everyone there was gay. And 90.
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scheme to her husband, Benjamin. Hope suggested to her husband that the couple should hide an iPhone beneath the sofa, in hopes of recording anything within the household. At first the experiment seemed without justification, but, at this stage, something had to be done.
The following day seemed like any other normal work day for the Jordans, except for one gigantic difference: carefully placed, out-ofsight, the couple had hidden their iPhone. The results would be devastating to them! Later that evening, they played back the iPhone’s recording and the couple instantly became engulfed with terror and unleashed fury!
As Benjamin Jordan remembers: “It started out with cussing! Then, you hear slapping noises and the baby crying!” Then stark terror seems to overcome the 7-month-old child: “His crying now changes from a distress-cry to a pain-cry! I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab and pick him up!”
The smoking gun was found and the recording device caught the babysitter, Alexis Kahn, yelling and cussing and slapping the child, ruthlessly!
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Forbearance Update & Credit Consequences - You are invited to a Freddie Mac Briefing; however, the 1st of the 3-part series, a briefing on the most current announcements and resources available to you, by the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, was held earlier this week, but the other two sessions might be available. Part 2 will be on July 14th, Affordable Lending Options for Your Buyers; and Part 3, on July 21st, Lending Products for Aging Housing Stock. For more details and information, register today at www.NSDCAR.com/webinars.
Well News and Views from The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing for July - Calls come into the Information Resource Center for a variety of reasons: in-home care questions, home repair needs, food resources, housing, and many others. We do our best to offer up resources that will help you or your loved one. Becky Noel is the Program Coordinator for the Information Resource Center. She is currently working from home but can be reached on the hotline - 844654-INFO (4636) Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm.
Thank you for your generosity! We are so grateful to many donors who have contributed to the Foundation since the Covid-19 pandemic began. We are especially grateful to Evie Currington and Tom Cowan who supported their own fundraising campaigns. Evie's was "Covered for a Cause", masks by The babysitter’s screaming at the child could clearly be heard: “SHUT UP!! SHUT THE F*** UP!! SHUT UP!!” The mobile phone recording revealed that their infant son was crying for 7 ½ hours, for nearly the entire time he was in the babysitter’s care. The child’s mother was inconsolable with tears: “I know for 5 months, I had handed my baby to a monster!”
Had the dog, Killian, been in the house, he would have torn the abuser to shreds.
After listening completely to the recording, the stunned and outraged parents rushed their child, Finn Jordan, to the MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Specialized doctors fully examined the small child, finally given him a clean bill of health. Follow-up medical evaluations report that little Finn Jordan, miraculously, is doing fine and has no aftereffects from his ordeal. Though he will be continually monitored.
Charleston City Police arrested 22year-old babysitter, Alexis Khan, whereupon she made a full confession, complete with terrifying details. The so-called perfect babysitter, the 22-year-old woman, Alexis Khan, pled guilty to assault and battery charges at the Charleston Circuit Court and sentenced 1 to 3 years in prison for abusing 7-month-old baby, Finn Jordan. Alexis Khan will remain on record in the child-abuse
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We have had fun making connections with so many seniors over the past 3 months! Please invite a senior friend to join us for this free and fun online "gathering" for older adults to meet new friends and connect over shared personal experiences. We keep it upbeat and positive as we discuss ways seniors are coping with the stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This meeting is for seniors (age 55+) only. Meetings occur on Fridays at 10am by Zoom Video Conference call. On Friday, July 10 we will welcome a speaker from San Diego County Aging and Independent Services. Please register in advance for Coffee Connection calls for the month of July here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/r egister/tZcocOqgrzwjGN0kUB675 NXWtQSUXZ_SdT45 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If this form does not work for
registry upon release, which prevents her from ever working with children again.
Benjamin Jordan asked a most haunting question: “Who knows how many children she has abused or how many more she would have – had it not been for our dog?”
If the ordeal of violent physical and emotional abuse would have continued, could it have resulted in actual death for the 7-month-old baby? Medical experts on the case fully agree that, without eventual intervention: “The baby could have lost his life.”
As for the hero dog, Killian, who alerted the family to wrongdoing and saved the life of little Finn Jordan, both the baby and family dog seem happy and back to normal. However, the dog’s amazing heroics have not evaporated, nor has Killian’s keen canine sense of protection gone unacknowledged. Shortly after the horrific ordeal, that protective and loving Labrador-German Shepherd mix began training to be a psychiatric service dog.
And for the record, whenever Killian the dog raises any fuss or antics to further warn his family of any impending danger or possible wrongdoing of any kind, well, the Jordan family is now fully convinced to never ignore their dog again. There is a lesson to be learned here.
Says Benjamin Jordan: “He is a very
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The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is participating in GIVE65 to help seniors right here in North County San Diego. The fifth annual event kicks off July 15 and runs through July 17. This year, the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is raising funds to support our Information Resource Center and COVID-related programs. Visit GIVE65.org to donate. We also have a chance to receive matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. To have the best chance of receiving matching funds, we’re encouraging donors to SCHEDULE their contribution on July 13 or 14 during the prescheduled giving period. Or, make your donation online from 3am on July 15 until 8pm on July 17 (PT). The earlier the better! To learn more, visit our GIVE65 fundraising project page: https://www.give65.org/Foundatio nforSeniorWellbeing and make a gift in support of seniors. Thank you for your consideration! Calling All Art Lovers - for the Lecture by Guri Stark on Sunday,
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personable, loving dog, so for him to show aggression toward anyone is a sign that something was wrong. We hope other parents can learn from our lesson.”
This incredible story of dog heroism quickly spread from a local Charleston, Carolina story to national news on television’s Fox News to the New York Daily News and eventually picked up by wire services around the world! Killian, the dog, became an instant celebrity whose story went viral on the global internet.
But more importantly for Killian, he became the recipient of national canine awards for heroism, earning him a special “doggie bag” containing squeaky toys, a chewable Nylabone to enjoy, a specialized comfortable harness to wear on walks, and a delicious box full of doggie treats to snack on! Says one of Killian’s award certificates:
“Dogs are more than just our best friends, as Killian demonstrated. They are our family members, our protectors, and our heroes. We hope Killian’s tenacity and care will inspire people to head to their local shelter because these shelters are full of lovable, wonderful dogs just like Killian. Better to adopt from dog shelters rather than contributing to
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The Paper • Page 4 • • July 09, 2020 Oceanside Offers Interesting Election in November
Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss, who was appointed to the job in 2018, has declined to run for re-election as Mayor but has decided instead to run for the open District 4 City Council seat in November.
The City Council appointed Weiss in January 2018 after former longtime Mayor Jim Wood retired because of ill health. Formerly the Oceanside city manager, Weiss has never run for elected office. The November election also will be the first for the city’s newly formed District 4, which is an area mostly east of El Camino Real, north of Oceanside Boulevard and south of state Route 76.
No one is an official candidate until they file their nomination papers with the city clerk’s office, and that can only happen from July 13 through Aug. 7. Councimembers Feller and Sanchez, who were both re-elected to four-year, at-large council terms in 2016, have announced they are running for mayor in November.
Meanwhile, political observers are keeping a close eye on Oceanside Councilman Christopher R0dgriguez following the announcement that at least two San Diego County residents have filed Superior Court lawsuits against
Man About Town
We’ve been visiting the Pala Casino of late . . I’m not much of a gambler but even I managed to win $102 on the Monte Carlo slot machine last week.
We’ll be going to more and more events at Pala as they open up with entertainment, scheduled outdoors, with the Casino taking a lot of steps to keep guests safe and ensure they are properly social distanced by pre-arranging the chairs, etc.
On Friday, July 10th, you may wish to enjoy a Tribute Concerft saluting the musical Group Queen, by Queen Nation; Showtime is 8pm, tickets are only $10; later this month is a salute to Elton John by Kenny Metcalf,
Councilman Rodriguez, alleging he failed to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars he borrowed from them to buy, rehabilitate and sell houses. Rodriguez, a real estate investor, has been “flipping” houses for years and initially his partners were pleased, the lawsuits show. But the plaintiffs claim he continued to make deals and eventually defaulted on the loans and refused or was unable to pay.
Mary Harper of San Diego filed suit in 2019 claiming Rodriguez owes her and her family almost $500,000 that they loaned him to work on properties in Vista, Temecula and El Cajon. She alleges that Rodriguez sold the properties without repaying the loans and used at least part of the money to improve his personal residence on Puerta de Lomas in the Morro Hills area at the border of Oceanside and Fallbrook. Rodriguez refused to answer specific questions about the lawsuits or whether he used any of the funds to improve his own home.
“As the owner of a successful real estate and mortgage company closing hundreds of transactions over the years, as well as my wife owning LLCs that purchase, acquire and lend on investment opportunities throughout Southern California, it’s customary to be named in lawsuits as a normal
Friday, July 24th, 8pm and, again, only $10 per ticket. These shows are presented in Pala’s outdoor Starlight Theater.
We always have a great time at Pala Casino. You will as well! When you check in at the Privileges Desk, be sure to let them know you are here from The Paper! •••• Dear friends Judd and Martha Butler have launched a new enterprise and I think they are filling a much needed service. They are the franchise owners and family owned business, SYNERY Home Care . . and they are doing everything right.
Judd has experience in a wide variety of care giving thanks to his service as a corpsman with the US Navy. They are highly trained and extremely valuable members of our armed forces.
Today, Judd and Martha are licensed, bonded, and all of their caregivers are covered by workman's comp insurance; They are very selective in who they hire as caregivers, only selecting one in every 12 applicants. The caregivers, once hired are vigorously screened and well trained. All new caregivers have to go through a two hour orientation as well as complete seven hours of online
course of business,” Rodriguez said.
Court records indicate Rodriguez was served with the Harper complaint on June 27, 2019. A more recent case was filed May 27 by John R. Hetzler, a retired veterinarian who lives in Encinitas.
Hetzler loaned Rodriguez $100,000 at 12 percent interest in April 2018 for work on a house in Murrieta with the understanding it would be repaid in six months when the house was sold, according to the suit filed in the Superior Court’s North County branch. Rodriguez said by email this week that “verbal arrangements were made to make payments and payments are being made.”
Rodriguez has announced he will run for reelection in 2022 and has already begun raising funds for that effort. Funds raised to date include $10,000 from the California Real Estate Political Action Commission, $3,150 from Rancho Santa Fe real estate developer Howard Jacobs, and $2,000 from Brad Termini of Encinitas-based Zephyr Partners.
Zephyr filed plans in 2019 with the city to build up to 700 homes, a 300-room hotel, retail stores, offices and more around an artificial lagoon on 92 acres on the site of the former drive in and swap meet. used to be.
courses in order to qualify for their position.
And that is why I think SYNERGY Caregivers are going to do very, very well. First class owners and operators, welltrained caregivers . . . all here to fill any need you and your family might have.
SYNERGY Caregivers serves Rancho Bernardo. parts of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, San Marcos and Escondido. If you are in need of a caregiver, give them a call at 760.990.4289. You’ll likely be talking to Judd or Martha Butler or Joy Pagaza. Tell ‘em lyle e davis referred you . . they’ll take good care of you. Promise.
You can also find their ad on the Mighty Mojo Page (14). •••• A Few Thoughts
Let's say you woke up with a terrible cough, a fever, and severe body aches. Immediately, you rush to the doctor and unfortunately, you’re diagnosed with COVID19.
For the last two weeks, you’ve been unaware that you were infected and you’ve ignored "the rules." You've gotten
Letters to the Editor Lyle,
More Bouquets for Tom Calabrese
Thomas Calabrese is the ultimate in writing. After picking up today’s “The Paper” from “Charlie’s”, after breakfast of course, I rushed home to ravenously read his newest. He didn’t disappoint!
His article, “Mustang Sally” really brought tears for two reasons: I was in the 4th class to enter the academy (The RTB class of 62) so,
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together with some close friends for pizza, had a few people over, even visited a park and a beach. You figured, “I don’t feel sick. I have the right to keep living my normal life. No one can tell me what to do." With your diagnosis, you spend the next few days at home on the couch, feeling pretty crappy; but then you’re well again because you’re young, healthy and strong. Lucky you. But your best friend caught it from you during a visit to your house, and because she didn't know she was contagious, she visited her 82-year-old grandfather, who uses oxygen tanks daily to help him breathe because he has COPD and heart failure. Now, he’s dead.
Your co-worker, who has asthma, caught it too, during your little pizza get-together. Now, he’s in the ICU, and he's spread it to a few others in his family, too--but they won't know that for another couple of weeks yet.
The cashier at the restaurant where you picked up the pizza carried the infection home to his wife, who has MS, which makes her immunosuppressed. She’s not as lucky as
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GUIDE DOG JUMPS IN FRONT OF BUS TO PROTECT BLIND OWNER. On Monday morning, June 8, 2015, Audrey Stone was gathering small, modest items and getting ready with great excitement to journey outdoors and perform her errands. All this animated preparation proved most infectious for her dog named, Figo. Figo was no ordinary dog. He was a highly-trained Seeing-Eye canine, a graduate from the Smithtown-based Guide Dog Foundation, which places about 85 Guide Dogs per year with blind and legally-blind people, so that these disabled persons may continue living wonderful, full, lives. Audrey Stone was born blind. At first, she relied solely on her cane to feel and navigate herself around as best she could. If it weren’t for Figo, she would be living totally alone, completely isolated, as many blind persons are. For Audrey Stone, Figo was more than just a Guide Dog; he was her personal friend, confident, and family member, and together they had forged an inseparable and powerful, loving bond for 6 ½ years.
Audrey Stone often spoke to Figo, carrying on conversations as if he were an actual human being. Figo
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you, so she’s admitted to the hospital because she’s having trouble breathing. She may need to be placed in a medically-induced coma and intubated; she may not get to say goodbye to her loved ones. She may die surrounded by machines, with no family at her bedside.
All because you couldn't stand the inconvenience of a mask; of staying home; of changing your familiar routines for just a little while. Because you have the right, above all others rights, to continue living your normal life and no one, I mean no one, has the right to tell you what to do.
#SocialDistancing = It’s not about YOU! #WearAMask = It's not about YOU! #StayHome = It's not about YOU! #GetTested = It's not about YOU! #MaskItOrCasket = It's not about YOU! ••••• Another great local business has a new and fascinating feature . . . Steve Olson at Mike’s
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often perked-up his ears, tilting his head to the left, or to the right, as if he understood her every word. Sometimes barking with excitement as she would laughingly tell Figo of a funny memory. Figo was her 3rd Guide Dog, so he seemed to enjoy stories before he became “Figo Stone,” a genuine family member.
As Audrey Stone made her final preparations to leave the house, the 8year-old service dog suddenly rose, steadfast, on all fours. He was a specialized guide dog, keenly trained on her body movements, using visual cues as he was trained to do. Even 62-year-old Audrey Stone was not fully aware of his arsenal of talent and skills: he was far more than a Seeing-Eye dog for the blind – Figo was heavily-trained as a protector and his canine instincts suddenly took hold.
Opening the door to her modest house, Audrey placed her hand on Figo’s harness handle and the dog obediently guided her out, then turned so that she could lock her house door. Every move, every voice command or tug sent specific commands to the dog and Figo was a model of excellence in his training courses. He was trained to avoid oncoming traffic. The most challenging scenarios are vehicles stopped at street corners eagerly waiting to turn while the pedestrian is standing on the curb, waiting to step down. Even normal pedestrians, with normal eyesight, are often hit and killed by such corner turns. Just as the light switches from red to green for the vehicle to turn, at the same time a pedestrian steps off the curb to cross the street.
Such trained service dogs are, instinctively, prepared to physically place themselves between their masters and any oncoming danger, be it vehicle or human. It seemed like any other normal day in Brewster, New York, just 60 miles north of Manhattan. A pleasant 73degrees outside. It seemed like a perfect day.
A school minibus with two kindergartner children on board was on its way to the St. Lawrence O’Toole Childhood Learning Center. According to police reports, about 8:15 a.m. Monday morning, June 8, 2015, for reasons unknown, the bus driver didn’t see Audrey Stone and her seeing-eye blind dog, Figo, both legally crossing the street on the crosswalk. Unil it was too late.
As the approaching school bus failed to slow down and continued onward towards the elderly, blind pedestrian, Audrey Stone! Figo instinctively sensed the horror and unavoidable danger.
With little time to react, the large yellow golden retriever had seen enough. The dog’s final action was taken without any needed voice-command or physical tug on his harness. Figo sensed impending death for his vulnerable and beloved master and, out of pure loyalty, unconditional love, and ultimate sacrifice, the golden retriever – out of desperation –
threw his own body out in front of Audrey Stone. As Stone would later remember: “He just broke away from my hand and flung himself at the bus! He just flew up, jumping-up at the bus trying to stop it.” The impact was devastating.
Witnesses said it was the most heroic event they had ever seen. The dog’s final bark prior to impact was as if communicating from his training classes – his final farewell to his owner.
Despite the dog’s heroics, the oncoming bus caused Audrey Stone to fall during the mishap, while the dog suffered the full-impact of the bus. The blind woman had a fractured ankle, a fractured elbow, and 3 broken ribs -but, she had lived. Paul Schwartz, manager of Xtra Mart gas station at the intersection, ran to help out the best he could while police and paramedic first-responders made their way to the scene. Audrey Stone was injured but never in critical condition. Paul Schwartz then ran to the dog, Figo, only to see his leg, literally, cut down to the bone! Schwartz further said: “The dog’s right paw was hanging like a wet dish rag!” Police photos from the impact showed dog fur stuck to the front of the bus’s front tires.
That’s when the fallen and injured blind woman, Audrey Stone, began screaming: “WHERE’S FIGO?!! WHERE’S FIGO?!!” As gas station manager, Paul Schwartz, sadly recalls, “She kept screaming: WHERE’S FIGO?!! WHERE’S FIGO?!!”
Miraculously, the dog was still alive!!
Although badly injured and disoriented, the dazed golden retriever slowly made its bleeding way towards his mistress, Audrey Stone, who was still lying on the ground. Hopping along, with his right paw hanging limply and, though in great bodily pain from the impact, the severely injured retriever finally stood resolute, all fours firmly planted on the ground, guarding his fallen master. When paramedics finally arrived, Figo would not let anyone close. He had transitioned from seeing-eye service animal to guard dog, per his canine training. Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo told reporters: “The dog took a lot of the blow and did not want to leave her side. He stood right with her. He was there to save her life.”
It remains beyond all human comprehension, how such an animal as this, could have been hit so ferociously by the bus to leave patches of fur on the front tires, and yet – somehow – find the inner strength to find its way back to his master, whom he had been diligently trained never to abandon and to protect her at all costs. Still in shock, the obedient service animal, bloodied and broken, stood its ground, peering downward at
Audrey Stone, then glancing protectively at his surroundings, not giving an inch. Audrey Stone would later recall: “I remember Figo standing there looking at me, trying to get close to me, but he didn’t know what to do because he knew I was hurt.”
There would be as many as 15 EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) surrounding the injured Audrey Stone, but from a distance. Finally, with various voice commands, the disoriented and injured Figo knew by pure instincts that the paramedics needed to reach his beloved master, Audrey Stone. As Paul Schwartz, gas station manager and witness, told newspaper reporters: “There were 15 EMTs and people all around her and the dog didn’t want to leave her side. He was flopping over to her and she didn’t want him to get away from her, either.” The valiant guard dog, now slowly withdrew to finally allow paramedics to help his master. Paramedics quickly placed Audrey Stone in the paramedic’s truck, but strict rules kept her wonder dog, Figo, from entering with her. The dog seemed not to understand and felt abandoned.
“He never wanted to leave me. He always wanted to protect me. He often stood between me and shopping carts that rolled down grocery store aisles. Always looking after his Mommy.” Firefighters transported a badly injured Figo back to their firehouse and summoned for veterinary assistance. Some 15 miles from where he was hit, Figo was taken to Middlebranch Veterinary where he underwent emergency surgery. Finally, a waiting, hungry world wanted to know results. The veterinarians gave a news release: “Figo is resting comfortably and recovering nicely from his wounds.”
The whole horrendous ordeal was recalled by Audrey Stone from her hospital bed: “I gave him the command to cross the street. I said ‘forward.’ And we were in the middle of the street and it happened so quickly!”
The driver of the minibus was ticketed by police for negligent driving and child endangerment to the two kindergarten children onboard, and the two victims that now lay on the public roadway. The bus driver was issued a summons to appear in court for “failing to yield to a pedestrian.” Witnesses at the scene of the accident said the bus driver looked as if he saw the pedestrians but maybe he (the bus driver) thought they (Stone and Figo) were going to walk faster. The bus was just turning onto Michael Nenner Drive when it struck both Stone and Figo in the crosswalk.
The entire story went national, then global. From CBS News to USA
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Today, then around the world, the dog’s heroics were recalled in most glowing terms, even going ‘viral’ on the internet. Eyewitness at the scene used words that were reprinted and replayed around the globe, with words translated from English to different languages, all describing the service dog, Figo: “Brave,” “Loyal,” “Sweet,” and “Selfless.” Cards, doggie treats, dog toys, and even long-distance calls from England poured in for Figo, who had saved his master’s life. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals bestowed its “Dog of the Year Award” to the golden retriever! From her hospital bed, Audrey Stone summed it all up: “Basically, he would have died for me, doing what he did.”
Finally, after 4 agonizing months of separation, 62-year-old Audrey Stone would be released from the hospital and reunited with her life-saving 8year-old Figo. In a most emotional reunion captured by news cameras, an over-joyed and weeping Audrey Stone told CBS News New York: “I told him (Figo) he’s home, so he know he’s home.” Mr. Wells Jones, the executive director of Figo’s alma mater, the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, where the dog received his training, was most proud of his graduate student: “We’re tremendously proud of Figo, who really did show a great deal of bravery.” The days following Audrey Stone’s hospital release, the reunited dog and master once again walked the familiar streets of their neighborhood. But this time, Figo (who was fully-recovered), walked slower -- on purpose -to match the still-injured Audrey Stone. Amazingly, the golden retriever was highly trained to adjust his own pace to visually match his master’s. He was a top-notched service guide dog showcasing his arsenal of skills and talents.
Audrey Stone is legally blind, but not totally blind. She was born with very limited vision. What little vision she has, she has made good use of it. She has a special photo album with special, over-sized photos that she can better see. The specially-made enlarged photos for her to better see close-up, are of her heroic Figo, during his recovery stages from his lifethreatening injuries at the veterinarian animal hospital. Stone likes to look at the photos for long periods of time. Just smiling with love and tears in her eyes. Just staring. With the very limited sight that she has. Staring, at her golden retriever, named Fido.
EPILOGUE: Whenever the word “hero” is mentioned, we immediately think of people in various acts of courage. Almost never do we think of the four-footed creatures which adorn our lives, become precious members of our families and, often, sacrifice their own lives so that we may continue living our own. The
unconditional love these animals exhibit towards us is truly humbling and we can only marvel at how this level of unswerving love and innocence is rarely equaled by us human beings towards each another. Aside from our loyal household pets, some animals go beyond the ‘call of duty’ in helping human beings live a richer, more enjoyable life, every minute of every day.
Such is the case with Service Dogs which are trained to aid the blind, physically disabled, and even those with medical maladies such as depression, bi-polar, and seizures. According to the University of Arizona 0.9% of persons with disabilities are partnered with service dogs for a wide variety of disabilities. In the United States there are approximately 500,000 service dogs helping people. The U. S. Supreme Court just recently ruled in favor of a Michigan girl who used a service dog to help with her cerebral palsy disabilities, but was told by her school that she could not bring her service dog to her class. The Supreme Court ruling sent a clear message back to the appeals court, making it easier today for students like her to seek sanction under the law. Sadly, this litigation only reveals how little is still known about the value and requirement of these various service dogs. Hopefully, with articles such as this one, we Americans can proudly defend the rights and privileges of our fellow Americans with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you found this story of interest and inspiration, you may wish to read my past cover stories of other dog heroes in the Archive Section of The Paper at www.thecommunitypaper.com They can be found by title and publication dates as follows: “FourFooted Heroes” 7/21/16, “Vietnam War Dogs” 12/29/16, “Heroic Animals, Unbelievable Exploits” 7/6/17, and, “Owney, the Postal Dog” 9/7/17,
Independence Day Thought
Independence Day is traditionally a time to go to the beach, have backyard barbecues and close out the day watching fireworks. But this year, the celebrations won’t be as wide-spread, the beaches will be much less crowded. The limited July 4th activities may be appropriate since it provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on what the day is really about. 244 years ago, a group of agricultural colonies with a population of less than 3 million, scattered along the coast from Canada to Florida, with no army or navy, decided to declare its independence and take on the world’s greatest empire. Victory was improbable, but miraculously, the colonists won. They wrote a Constitution that enshrined the visionary ideal that free people should be able to direct their own affairs. While everyone wasn’t included – slaves remained slaves until ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, and women weren’t allowed to vote in most states until ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, it was a start. But July 4th 1776, started it all. The Declaration of Independence
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Today, we should remember the truths from our Declaration of Independence, and from the Constitution, that enshrine our inherent rights. Independence Day is not just a big summer holiday -it’s a day to celebrate our rights as a free people. 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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My goal during this pandemic has been to keep people safe, while responsibly reopening businesses and getting people back to work. We continue to test more people than we ever have, which is why we’ve seen an increase in positive cases. While positive testing results are increasing, as we approach the July 4th holiday, hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity remains relatively stable. Shutting down entire industry sectors that employ thousands of workers is detrimental to our economy. If there are bad actors, let’s address them directly, but we shouldn’t close the overwhelmingly law-abiding businesses owners of San Diego County.
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declared that: “"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...” These were revolutionary sentiments. To declare all men equal, to state that human beings are born with rights granted by God and not by monarchs, and for leading citizens to risk their lives by putting all this in writing, must have seemed crazy.
On a separate note, I’ve teamed up with Supervisor Jacob as we prepare for fire season, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fires can be a traumatic experience for families, being evacuated and possibly losing their home. Staying in a big shelter with hundreds of families, doesn’t make it easier. Being able to go into your own hotel room, gather your thoughts and emotions is vital. The County of San Diego has partnered with The Red Cross to provide residents under evacuation
orders the option to stay hotel or motel, or at multiple shelters with fewer than 50 people instead of a larger traditional shelter. The Red Cross is working with nearly 100 lodging businesses across the county to make rooms available in a crisis, and they have identified over 200 shelter locations to provide these safer options.
I’ve also partnered with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar for the “Tour Our Trails” challenge. The challenge encourages safe, socially distant, outdoor recreation. There are easy, moderate and difficult trails so hikers, bikers and equestrians of all skill levels can participate. Completing all five parks/preserves in a category earns a prize and completing all 15 will earn competitors a special limited-edition patch! 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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Barbecue in Escondido now offers Toast Delivery, which offers free delivery for the month of July within a 5 mile radius of Mike’s BBQ. They also offer curbside pickup with four designated parking spots for curbside pickup; pull up, call us, we’ll bring the order to you. Patio service will also be available - Mike’s BBQ is doing everything possible to see to your dining comfort and enjoyment! •••• As we write this column area resaurateurs are on pins and needles, awaiting a ruling from the San Diego County Health Department and State of California as to whether they may have to close their facilities again to in-room dining. The number of confirmed cases of CV19 in San Diego County, if beyond the restricted number, will automatically trigger the shutdown. If that happens it will be as a result of the idiots who did not follow the safe distancing rules, did not wear their masks and did nothing to help prevent the spread of the virus.
I’ve come to know a lot of folks in the food service industry, owners, manager, serving staff, cooks, bus personnel and I’ve become friends with them. That’s why it’s so painful for me personally to see my friends possibly having their income being denied to them, again, all because of this virus and the failure of our citizens to do the right thing. The restaurateurs I know have done everything they know how to comply with the rules; it’s the rule-breakers who make all this so difficult.
People who gather en masse and don’t wear masks, who don’t observe the social distancing guidelines, who intentionally flout the rules and recommendations of health authorities . . . these are the people who are killing the jobs of good, hard-working people. It’s a damned shame. •••• Evelyn and I had the honor of taking Lorene Best, the widow of former Escondido City Council Member and long-time personal friend, Doug Best, out for lunch last week.
Lorene is 94 years old yet she looks to be, maybe, 65 years old. Lorene is a resident of Redwood Terrace and may not have visitors but she is allowed to leave the campus; so, we picked her up and had a delightful patio dining experience at Pegah’s at 9th & Redwood. Umbrellas kept us in the shade and a lovely breeze cooled us. A great experience with a lovely lady.
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July 12, at 12:00pm. What could be better: Art, History & Israel. Offered free by The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego. Join us on Zoom July 12th at 12pm as Guri Stark shares his knowledge with us. Mr. Stark who ws reared in Israel is an outstanding watercolor artist and avid teacher of art and history as well as being a major executive in Hi-Tech companies. He will present a multi-media lecture giving us unique perspectives and historical events that influenced two major Israeli artists: Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin. These artists developed a unique styule as they built a new life in Israel. Enjoy their paintings, mosaics, tapestries and books. Learn how they influenced the art world in Israel. To register for the FREE lecture, visit www.jcosd.com/artist.
$1 Million Available for Early Childhood Education and Developmental Care - The San Diego Foundation recently announced the availability of $1 million in Early Childhood Initiative Resilience grants to increase access to quality, affordable early childhood education and developmental care in San Diego County.
The San Diego Foundation Early Childhood Initiative Resilience grants will prioritize nonprofit projects that increase cross-sector collaboration, as well as promote sustainable change and innovation within the San Diego County childcare system, especially given the current and long-term challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “San Diego County is facing one of the greatest health and economic crises due to COVID-19 and investment in early childhood is a critical component of our region’s recovery,” expressed Mark Stuart, President & CEO at The San Diego Foundation. “The San Diego Foundation is dedicated to increasing access to affordable, quality early care for children in San Diego, strengthening families and supporting our regional workforce – now and for the future.” According to research from San Diego Workforce Partnership and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, early childhood care and education is essential to the health, development and success of San Diegans and the regional economy, yet child care options are scare, inconvenient, unaffordable and of varying quality in the region. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, these challenges have been magnified, particularly for low-income communities across San Diego County. Throughout the crisis, The San Diego Foundation has been working with existing nonprofit, community and government partners to strengthen the region’s early care network and rapid response to support essential workers and San Diego families experiencing finan-
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
1945 -- A Most Eventful Year
Of the 10 decades of the 20th century, the 1940s were the most eventful – Particularly the year 1945, some 75 years ago this coming August.
The year 1945 was the climax of the world’s greatest historical event: World War II. More than 50 million people died during 1938 through 1945. The Japanese began the aggression attacking China, then the Germans began engulfing most of Europe, beginning with Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. In 1940, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and France followed under the boot Nazi Germany.
The year 1945 began with the final decisive encounter between the Allies: the “Battle of the Bulge.” It began in Belgium with a counter attack by the Germans in an attempt to recapture the harbor of Antwerp. The fighting began just before Christmas in December1944, ending in the early days of 1945. It was the last big effort for the Germans, who literally ran out of fuel for their powerful panzer (tank) units. FDR Dies
Franklin D e l a n o Roosevelt, o f t e n referred to by his initials FDR, served as 32nd the president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945. FDR won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the United States during most of the Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in world history. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II, which ended shortly after he died in office (August 1945). Ernie Pyle Killed in Okinawa
was He a with Marine u n i t ’s assault on the island Ie of Shima durthe ing battle for Okinawa in the waning days of World War II. Pulitzer Prize win-
ning journalist Ernie Pyle was killed while embedded with the Marines. He was best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during the War. Pyle is also notable for the columns he wrote as a roving human-interest reporter from 1935 through 1941 for the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate. He attached himself to both the European front and with the Marines as they fought the Japanese in the Pacific.
President Harry Truman said of Pyle, "No man in this war has so well told the story of the American fighting man as they would want it told. He deserves the gratitude of all his countrymen." The “Gadgets” Do Their Jobs The test of the Atomic Bomb was successfully exploded on the White Sands of New Mexico. The development of the bomb began in 1942, with dozens of scientists and hundreds of workers and military personnel at a remote village of Los Alamos. Called the “Manhattan Project,” it was the most expensive project the U.S. had ever undertaken:
Little Boy and Fat Man Hit their Targets
N e w President Harry S. Truman made the historic decision to drop two ABombs on Japan, causing them to surrender. It was estimated “Little Boy,” a uranium bomb, and “Fat Man,” a plutonium device, saved as many as 1 million lives, both Japanese and American. Each had the power of 20 tons of TNT. With the war ended, Americans went home and got on with their lives; the rest of the war-torn world gradually pieced back the remnants of their countries. Speaking About Future History
On Nov. 4, 2020, this year’s presidential election (Nov. 3) will be history. Consider this for inclusion into future history tomes:
The best thing Joe Biden had going for him was support of the liberal left-wingers; the worst thing in his way was Joe Biden.
The best thing in the upcoming election President Donald Trump had going for him was Joe Biden; the worst obstacle in his way was … . (wait for it) … Donald Trump.
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cial hardship. Now, as San Diego looks toward economic recovery and reopening safely, The San Diego Foundation is collaborating with community partners to expand access to critical care through its Early Childhood Initiative. The Early Childhood Initiative is supported by the Guy Clum Early Childhood Education and Development Fund at The San Diego Foundation and builds upon a regional vision that supports both immediate impact initiatives and systems-level change in early education. For more information about the Early Childhood Initiative, or to apply for one of the available grants, visit www.sdfoundation.org/ECIgrants. The deadline to apply is July 17 at 5:00pm PT. About The San Diego Foundation: The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve quality of life in our region. For more than 45 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.2 billion to support nonprofit organizations and strengthen our San Diego community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org and consider a donation to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, helping nonprofits and San Diegans affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Contact Justin Nunez at
the Foundation, 336-254-7056, email@example.com.
Whatever Happened to John Wayne Statue? - An intriguing question, couched in potential controversy, found its way into the History Museum mailbag last week and concerns the sculpture of a late cowboy actor whose comments from decades ago have surfaced in the wake of the current BLM movement. This feature, part of a continuing series about local history, is number 11 in the series. All data is from the Valley Center Historical Society.
Question: After reading news reports and seeing TV stories about a controversy over the naming of John Wayne Airport in Orange County and removing a statue of him from that location, I wondered whatever happened to the statue of the actor that was supposed to come to Valley Center years ago.
Answer: In 2008, the bank that owned the Beverly Hills property where the six ton, 21-foot high bronze statue stood announced it was parting company with the sculpture. It was called "The Horseman" but the artist patterned the likeness after John Wayne. Four entities, among them the Valley Center History Museum, expressed an interest in becoming the new owner, and the local organization appeared to have been given the nod of approval based on the fact that it was non-profit and that the actor had lived in Pauma Valley and
his home had become the clubhouse at the Pauma Valley Country Club.
Recent news reports in print, online and on TV networks cited what 5:33 PM were called racist and crude comments made by the actor. Several newsp a p e r s , including O r a n g e County's major daily, the Register, published editorials and o p i n i o n pieces calling for the renaming of the airport and The six ton bronze statue that removing a never came to Valley Center. statue of Wayne at the Within a year, the bank which airport. The decision is now before owned the building was absorbed the Orange County Board of by another financial institution and Supervisors or could be placed on a then by yet another bank, followed future ballot. by a publishing company and, since 2013, a commercial real estate cor- As for the sculpture that never made poration. With each new owner, its way to Valley Center, at last talks about bringing the statue to check it remained in place outside Valley Center had to be renewed. 8484 Wilshire Blvd. As recently as 2018, the present owner said it would cost close to Oceanside High Awarded $500,000 to move the sculpture, at Honors; Named Club of the Year! - The Oceanside High Junior which point talks ended. Civitan Club +was named In the meantime, a petition began International Club of the Year by circulating calling for the renaming Civitan International for 2019-20. of John Wayne Airport to its origi- Civitan is a community service nal name, Orange County Airport, and dropping his name, statue and Social Butterfly other likenesses from the airport. Cont. on Page 9
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organization headquartered the USA with chapters throughout the US and in over thirty nations in
Europe and Asia. Oceanside High Junior Civitan, with over 60 teen members, is sponsored by the Oceanside Chapter of Civitan International for young people who want to learn the methods and benefits of community service. Oceanside residents Kathie Chan and Bruce Zahn served as mentors during this award-winning year. This is the first time a California chapter has been awarded the international prize! CONGRATULATIONS!
Orange Glen High School Certificate - Robin Fox, Executive Director of the Escondido History Center, presented a framed certificate in recognition of the first two Orange Glen High School’s HON-
ORED STUDENTS for the 2019 ESCONDIDO LEGENDS award. Receiving the certificate is honoree Cael Patterson on behalf of classmate Daniella Sanchez and Orange Glen High School. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we met at the Santa Fe Train Depot in Grape Day P a r k . Tr a d i t i o n a l presentations were not available.
C a e l Patterson was honored for his football achievements, academic excellence and service to Orange Glen High School and Escondido. He was awarded a $1,000 honorarium in the name of the Chick Embrey, 2019 ESCONDIDO FOREVER LEGEND. Daniella Sanchez was honored as the elected ASB Vice-President, a four year varsity tennis player and her exemplary service to her school and community. She was awarded a $1,000 honorarium in the name of Jack Raymond, 2019 ESCONDIDO FOREVER LEGEND. In October, 2019, these honorariums and seven additional 2019 ESCONDIDO FOREVER LEGEND awards to outstanding high school seniors in Escondido was made possible by the generous funding of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.
The ESCONDIDO LEGENDS Committee has selected, for the 2020 awards program, six ESCONDIDO FOREVER LEGENDS and two ESCONDIDO FOUNDING LEGENDS. Eight new outstanding high school seniors will receive a $1,000 honorarium and other awards thanks to the generous donation by Jack Raymond. Over the coming weeks a short biography of the 2020 FOREVER AND FOUNDING LEGENDS will be presented. The FOREVER LEGENDS for 2020 are George Cordry, Pete Coscarart, Robert Freeman, Sid Hollins, Jack Port and Jane Trussell. The 2020 FOUNDING LEGENDS are Juan Batista Alvarado and Gavy Cravath.
Life and Times from North County Lifeline - From Meghan Mattioli, Volunteer Coordinator: Dear Lifeline Volunteers, I hope you all are staying safe and enjoying your summer so far. Lately, the Volunteer Program has been busy working on new projects. For instance, we are looking for volunteers to help take temperatures at Lifeline offices to stay compliant with county orders and help keep our service centers safe. The more our offices reopen, the more volunteers we will need; please reach out if you are interested in helping. We are also gearing up for the 2020 Backpack Drive and adding new components to help address current and pressing needs of youth clients. The backpack and school drive will be from July 17 to August 10. Later
this month we will be launching our Amazon Smile wish list where you can purchase items to support youth preparing to go back to school. This year, we are collecting donations of backpacks, school supplies, Chromebooks and headphones! Stay tuned for more information and our official launch. Whether your current volunteer position has continued or remains on hold, I appreciate your connection with us! Project LIFE Remote Activity Leader - we are looking for a Spanish speaking volunteer who can lead video activities with Project LIFE clients to teach life skills and foster self-care. For more information about Lifeline's volunteer program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is North County Lifeline, 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, CA 92056. For more information about North County Lifeline's Volunteer Program, please email: email@example.com Executive Director Don Stump will be hosting Agency Orientation over Zoom on Tuesday, July14th from 10am-12pm. Email us to RSVP if you haven't already! Congratulations to BethAnn Zenk, Youth Development Clinical Intern, for winning May's Volunteer Activity Log Raffle! All volunteers who submitted their Activity Logs on time will be entered into a gift card raffle. June's gift card is to Sonic!
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Floyd C. Freeman Born August 5, 1936, Riverside, CA Died May 26, 2020, in Escondido, CA
Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4 I can personally relate.
My son was a teenage restaurant server at the Wild Animal Park in the early eighties.
Floyd was a Pastor at Calvary Lighthouse Mission. He was a Korean Army Veteran; and a Reserve Officer with the Escondido Police Department.
Floyd was active in the community as an Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 660 Boy Scouts of America; and with his business, Freeman Equipment Rentals, he sponsored Little League and Pony League teams for many years.
Floyd was preceded in death by his son, Floyd Jr. (Chuck), parents, and 7 siblings; survived by his brother, George Freeman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arliss; sons Jeff (Kate), Willy (Lisa), and Scott (Angie); grandchildren Daniel, John Bennett, Chase, Kai, Ezra, Jude, Avery, and Koa; great grandson, Daniel, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 26, at 3pm, at the Horizon Christian Fellowship 6365 El Apajo Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
He was serving after hours to Jimmy Stewart and his entourage. As he was serving Jimmy, Jimmy asked, “Sonny, do you know who I am?” Without flinching, my son said, “No…But I’ll bet my folks do!” There was a long, deafening silence before Jimmy broke into a huge laff. And that is a true story! /s/Thomas Pressley Escondido, CA.
Too Much Change?
Hi Lyle. With all of the removal of statues and renaming streets due to people being upset because of the names, are we going to insist that everyone with a name like Black, Lincoln, Washington, etc. change their name so that they don' t upset the new generation? Our generation learned to cope and respect people for who they are now not our past history, and learned from it. Just a thought.
Gerry Miklos San Diego County, CA.
In-home dining options
The Flying Toad 760.745.3835 theflyingtoad.com
113 W. Grand AVenue, Escondido
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
Miso was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from a rescue partner in Riverside County through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She’s been in private foster care adjusting to what her new home life will be like.
The $100 adoption fee for Miso includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, and registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to SDpets.org.
Dominic’s Gourmet Restaurant
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The Pastor Says...
A Cure for Fear
Mr. Red is an 8-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier looking for a new home. He was in pretty rough shape when our Humane Officers picked him up as a stray, so he will need a caring family who will help him heal. He can be shy at first, but is a real sweetheart once he’s comfortable. Mr. Red has some age-related medical issues, so his new family will need to give him some extra TLC. Make an adoption appointment at sdhumane.org/adopt to take home Mr. Red!
Is your restaurant open for take-out and delivery during the Check our menu at our web- COVID19 crisis? Mike’s BBQ
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Miso is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 5 year old, 12 pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat.
I read recently that during Nazi Germany’s march across France, some 80,000 French people died, not from bullets, but from fear (heart attacks and such). Fear weakens your immune system. On the other hand, “a cheerful heart is good medicine” Proverbs 17:22. I hope you’ll let Psalm 23 help you to have a cheerful heart today.
Psalm 23 A psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me…. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. King David, in a moment when he
needed God the most, realized that he wasn’t alone in what he was facing. He was guided by the caring hand of his Shepherd, the Lord. Throughout the day, God did all sorts of things for him, and for you. The first one was: He made David lie down in green pastures Sheep are, by nature, fearful creatures. As they move into a new grazing area, they’re concerned with potential predators there. Before the Shepherd ever moves His sheep to a new area, He goes before them, filling in gopher holes where they might twist an ankle, smoothing out dangerous places, and setting guards to ward off wolves. God has done that already for you today. Before you woke up, He prepared your pasture. I encourage you to stay in that pasture with Him today. For many of us, that means staying away from other people so that we don’t become infected, and then agents of infection. The critical piece for every promise in this Psalm is the fourth word in the sentence: “The Lord is my shepherd.” Let the Lord be your shepherd today. Instead of saturating your mind with the news, which can make you fearful and sad, listen to His voice. .
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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 11 water safety tips to use this summer
The City of San Marcos is dedicated to promoting water safety. Use these tips to help prevent tragedy in your family. 1. Learn to swim. Swimming lessons save lives. 2. Never leave children unattended. 3. Read all signage and follow all safety rules. 4. Never swim alone or in unsupervised places. 5. Don’t get too cold, don’t get too far from safety, don’t get too tired and don’t get too much sun! 6. Wear a life jacket. 7. Teach kids good behaviors. 8. Look for lifeguards: It’s always best to swim in an area supervised by lifeguards. But remember, lifeguards are the last line of defense when all other layers of protection fail. 9. Avoid alcoholic beverages. 10. Spit it out: Teach kids not to drink the pool water. To prevent choking, never chew gum or eat while swimming. 11. Don’t use air-filled swimming aids, including water wings, in place of life jackets or life preservers with children. These swimming aids can give a false sense of security, which may increase the risk of drowning.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
I often get emails asking what are you doing about the homeless situation. Well, I thought I would share a few thoughts. First, I chair an ad hoc committee of elected officials of North County. We work closely with non-profit organizations like Interfaith who are in the trenches with the homeless, and with our two North County Supervisors, Gaspar and Desmond, who are actively engaged in this issue. We all want to get it resolved.
That said, and speaking candidly, the homeless issue is complicated. It is not against the law to be homeless, and if you are homeless due to some condition like drug addiction, there is no way to force someone into a recovery program. So, with that as some basic context. Next week I’ll give you some specifics about where we are at with this issue.
Because this column is written a week ahead of time and holidays sneak up on me, let me wish you all a belated but Happy Fourth of July. Please remember, our country may not be perfect but it is great. The greatness is that our Founding Fathers had the wisdom and foresight to establish a governance process that moves us to perfection. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido email@example.com
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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. •••• What did our parents do for boredom before the Internet?
I asked my 10 brothers and sisters and they didn’t know either. •••• I called one of my doctors to make an appointment. The receptionist answered, "Urology, can you hold for a minute?" •••• Remember Dolly the sheep, first cloned large animal? You know what she said when she met the other Dolly? "Ewe again?"
This month we are highlighting a volunteer who works hard every week to get food from the North County Food Bank for Lifeline families, and that is Konane. We are really fortunate to have volunteers during times like these. Since the beginning of COVID-19 Konane has been available to assist Club Crown Heights (CCH) staff at the food bank. Thanks to her availability, CCH has been a able to assist over 50 families with supplemental food at our weekly food distribution. Thank you for your commitment, Konane!
Did you know that North County Lifeline has a Cultural Competency Committee? They are working diligently to compile resources and develop training within Lifeline so we can continue learning how to confront racial injustice in our community. We want to also make these resources available to dedicated volunteers like you. Please utilize the following resources for your
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Keeping Kids Safe
Pools, lakes, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. However, water can also be dangerous for kids if proper precautions are not taken. The Vista Fire Department recommends that adult supervision is present at all times and someone is present at all times when children are around the water. There are many ways to keep your kids safe in or around water and learning CPR is one proactive step to keeping a child safe or teach your child to swim. Other safety tips include keeping a first aid kit poolside and removing objects such as toys that could entice a child into the pool area. Removing lawn chairs/furniture, so that a child cannot use it to climb into a fenced pool area is another safety tip. If you would like more information on keeping your child safe around water please contact Vista Fire at 760.643.2801. Water play can be a great source of fun and exercise and you'll enjoy the water experience more by knowing and practicing these safety precautions.
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. own education and stay tuned for more. Reading List for adults & children; Strengthening Cultural Humility - Dismantling Implicit Bias presented by Dr. Sayida Peprah, Psy.D. This video was developed to strengthen understanding of biases both as individuals and as professionals when working with victims of crime.
economic hardships due to COVID-19. Additionally, through their Jag Kitchen Food Pantry, the campus currently assists over 500 students facing food insecurity. Mission Fed is proud of SWC’s commitment to the South Bay community and for their dedication to providing equitable access to highquality education. And this is one way that Mission Fed gives back to the community.
Mission Fed Gives Back to Southwestern College - On June 7, 2 0 2 0 , Mission Fed visited the Southwestern C o mmu n ity C o l l e g e (SWC) campus during their student computer distribution event. That’s just one of the Photo: L-R: Angie Lasagna, VP Community Relations & many pro- External Affairs, Mission Fed; Edith Odeesh, student; Marco Falcon, student; Ricard Ruffo, Sr. Business grams SWC Development Officer, Mission Fed. Photo taken by has initiated Mission Fed. in order to p r o v i d e essential services helping students San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife stay in school during the pandemic. Conservancy Update - We're Mission Fed presented SWC with (25) $100 gift cards. Student Social Butterfly Services will then distribute the gift cards to select students dealing with Cont. on Page 12
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Smart phones and phone services are highly competitive and there are plenty of choices. The product hardware, applications and local service are industry standards, Phone features, local service coverage and package cost are the major considerations. Service problems are rare, pricing is stable and long term customer loyalty is the rule.
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Technology, manipulation and how to survive. Part II
Last week we discussed the fact that many of the Internet and communication services offered by nationwide providers are so complicated that few consumers are able to make decisions by comparing features. Decisions are often made on the basis of a few superficial attributes and a “good feeling” about the product. As a result, many high tech companies construct their product image around emotional rather than a technical appeal. “You don’t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle” describes a marketing strategy based on creating a favorable emotional
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thrilled to share that four more elephants have been reintroduced back into their native habitat after recovering at our partner sanctuary in Kenya! Little Baawa, Nadosoit, Nchurai, and Loisaba were orphaned when they were too young to survive on their own. Thankfully, they had friends like you to rescue them.
African elephant populations are rapidly declining because of poaching, drought, and conflict with people. When poachers kill adult females, their calves often die too. They can't survive without the protection and care of their moms.
Among land line ( telephone and Cable) service providers of high speed Internet and TV service, customer loyalty is not the rule. Consumer choices are typically limited to the phone company and a single cable company (Cox or Spectrum). Many users detest their Internet / TV bundle provider but feel they have no place to go. Eight percent of cable entertainment package customers dropped their entertainment bundles last year in an accelerating trend away from cable content providers. With the monthly cost of cable entertainment packages commonly between $100-150 and rapidly rising, cost conscious consumers are finding alternatives with less costly satellite, local and Internet based entertainment.
expired comes when you notice a substantial increase in your monthly cable bill. For those on auto-pay, it might be several months before they even notice (part of the reason cable companies offer a discount for autopay). When you call them to question your billing they inform you that your promotions have expired. If you continue to bitch they may throw in a couple of extra features or extent your promo a few months. If that doesn’t satisfy you they will transfer you to “customer retention” where they are authorized to offer more generous incentives. If you are not mollified by their generosity and tell them you still want out you will
be transferred once more. Here you will have the opportunity to consider their last ditch attempt to keep you as a subscriber. Finally you will be given instructions on returning the equipment and the amount of your final billing.
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wildlife. Sadly, their populations have plummeted because of habitat loss, poaching, and disease. With your support, and as part of the Grevy's Zebra Trust, we're protecting them, saving their habitat, and adding to the global population. We also take part in the Great Grevy's Rally. Join us on a savanna adventure to find out more about this unique effort to help these black-and-white beauties.
Signing on with another entertainment service provider (satellite, cable or the phone company) may save you up to $100 a month but be prepared to go through it all over again when your promotions expire in a year or two. But don’t despair, your old cable company will be standing by to welcome you back with open arms and a new two year promo package.
Cable Internet/entertainment companies are infamous for their questionable business practices. The practice of hidden costs and ever escalating prices are ubiquitous among these companies. Their bait and switch tactics make customer loyalty a scarce item in the industry. Typically the first sign that your two year “promotional package” has
With your support, we partner with Reteti Elephant Sanctuary to save the orphans left behind.
When calves arrive at the orphanage, they're often dehydrated, sick, and desperate. Our partners care for them around the clock with guidance from San Diego Zoo Global nutritionists, veterinarians, and other experts. Then when they're strong enough, the elephants spend their days exploring in nearby areas as they prepare to return to their native range. Today, a total of 10 calves that recovered at the sanctuary have been reintroduced to a protected area of their native habitat. Working with partners, we're keeping an eye on them using trail cameras, satellite tracking collars, and frequent patrols in the area. They are thriving, and have even formed their own mini herd under the leadership of matriarch sweet Shaba. None of this would be possible without your support. Friends like you are saving Africa's iconic species from extinction, and
Giraffes are one of Earth's most recognizable species, yet many people are unaware that they're undergoing a "silent extinction."
Populations are rapidly disappearing and experts know surprisingly little about these graceful watchtowers of the savanna. So we're collaborating with partners in Kenya to learn everything we can about giraffes—as fast as possible. Friends like you have even jumped in to help sift through trail camera photos from our Wildwatch Kenya program. This effort helps us understand how giraffes use their habitat so we can protect it. We also work closely with local Kenyan communities to provide anti-poaching patrols, help with snare removal, and rescue injured and ill animals.
Endangered Grevy's zebra herds roam the plains of Africa alongside giraffes, elephants, and other iconic
And the Unsung Heroes, the Vultures are critically important to the savanna ecosystem. They serve as a clean-up crew, dismantling carcasses and keeping disease at bay. Sadly, poachers poison vultures because large groups of the soaring birds can draw attention to illegal kills. Your support saves endangered vultures and their habitats. Fly over for eight intriguing facts about our feathered friends! FOLLOW ALONG ON OUR MISSION TO SAVE WILDLIFE FROM THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION.
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Join Us! - The ongoing support of monthly donors allows us to invest in long-term conservation efforts while rescuing critically endangered species desperate for our help. Your generosity will make a lifesaving difference or wildlife in Kenya and around the world—and it's more important now than ever before. Wildlife will continue disappearing at alarming rates if we do not remain steadfast in our mission to save species from extinction. And this isn't possible without you. Your monthly gift will be put to work immediately protecting elephants, giraffes, vultures, rhinos, and countless other endangered species that depend on us every day to survive. Will you join us? Contact us at PO Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112; call 619-5573914. San Diego Humane Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) hopes these heartwarming messages and happenings from the Humane Society will help you end this week on a happy note
When is the last time you smiled so wide that your eyes closed? Ruca was adopted this week from our San Diego Campus after giving us some lessons in spreading joy! Ruca may have left the building, but there are still plenty of animals waiting for homes, so check them out here.
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After being adopted in March, Anita and her bunny brother, Henry, are officially bonded! Henry wasn’t accepting at first, but San Diego House Rabbit Society’s bonding
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 #2020-9009511 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 #2020-9009467 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. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020
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 6/18/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010959 The name of the business: The Film Hub, located at 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste 100, Vista, CA. 92064. Registrant Information: Inspired Images Studios 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste 100 Vista, Ca. 92064 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 5/28/2020 /s/ James C. Ellis, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/25/2020. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010424 The name of the business: RJ Mobile Screens LLC, located at 1079 Camino Del Sol, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: RJ Mobile Screens LLC 1079 Camino Del Sol San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/ Jennifer Wilson/Ron Wilson, CFO/CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/19/2020. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011441 The name of the business: Crescent City Care Transportation, LLC, located at 1215 Armorlite Dr.,#120 San Marcos, CA. 92069 Registrant Information: Crescent City Care Tranportation, LLC 1215 Armorlite Dr. #120 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/ Dana M. Davis, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/02/2020. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010778 The name of the business: Carniceria el Jefe Meats, located at 200 W. El Norte Parkway, Suite 22.214.171.124, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: Juan C Cortes 660 W. 9th Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92025 Diana Laura Castro 635 W. 8th Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business n/a. /s/ Juan C. Cortes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/23/2020. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009965 The name of the business: Glam Studio, Glam Studio San Diego, located ata 1740 Victoria Way, San Marcos CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Brittany Lynn Meusz 1740 Victoria Way San Mardcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 2/14/20 /s/ Brittany Lynn Meusz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/17/2020. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30/2020
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP20-0004 on July 20, 2020. Project No.: DP20-0004 Applicant: Johnny Hobayan, MOA Fitness Request: Director’s Permit to allow for the operation of a 3,572 square foot personal service facility (Fitness Center) within an existing industrial building located at 737 Windy Point Drive, Suite H in the Light Industrial (L-1) Zone. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project categorically exempt (EX20069) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of Property: 737 Windy Point Drive, Suite H, more particularly described as: Parcel C of Parcel Map No. 20361 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, State of California, on September 21, 2007. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 218-110-27-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Jordan Yanke, Assistant Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3204, or via email email@example.com. Notice: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on July 30, 2020. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or Ghenderson@sanmarcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activitiy, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call 760744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/09/20.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011097 The name of the business: Ayaan Studio, located at 5541 Jackson Dr., La Mesa, Ca. 91942. Registrant Information: Lendarius Markee Merriweather 3444 Pringle St. Unit 6 San Diego, CA. 92110 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a/ /s/ Lendarius Merriweather Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00022284-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Betty Joyce Love filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Betty Joyce Love to Proposed name Bettye Joyce Love. 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: 8/11/20 8:30a.m., Department 23. 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 June 29, 2020. /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30/2020
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: Lezlie Paige Metcalf 2440 Catalina Avenue Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Lezlie Paige Metcalf Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/04/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, & 7/23/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011257 The name of the business: The Studio Coop, ocated at 718 Lonsdale Ln., Vista, Ca. 92084.92027. Registrant Information: Janine Marie Schoonover 718 Lonsdale Ln. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Janine Marie Schoonover Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/30/2020. 7/9, 7/16, /23 & 7/30/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010709 The name of the business: Time and Again, located at 1929 Moreno St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Andrew Antonizio 1929 Moreno St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/14/06 /s/ Andrew Antonizio Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/23/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011097 The name of the business: Ayaan Studio, located at 5541 Jackson Dr., La Mesa, Ca. 91942. Registrant Information: Lendarius Markee Merriweather 3444 Pringle St. Unit 6 San Diego, CA. 92110 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a/ /s/ Lendarius Merriweather Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009443 The name of the business: Lost In Fitness Training, located at 751 Jonathon Pl, Escondido, CA. 92027. Registrant Information: Erick Ivan Rodriguez 751 Jonathon Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a/ /s/ Erick Ivan Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/08 /2020. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020
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