July 23, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 30
FICTION by Tom Calabrese
It had been a difficult 16 years for the United States, starting with the Great Depression in 1929 and ending with World War II in 1945. Millions of Americans expected relief from their years of struggle and sacrifice and finally get their piece of the American dream. Instead, many found disappointment and disillusionment. Millions were laid off from virtually all the major industries as emergency war production shifted back to civilian consumer needs.
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When people look back to the postwar era in the United States, they commonly envision an era of prosperity and social conformity. To an extent this is true -- economic growth was steady between 1945 and 1970, and by outward appearances a certain social cohesion was evident. But such a clear line of progress is easier to impose in retrospect than it was to see at the time. For in the wake of World War II, many people feared a return of the Depression, and the huge strikes, inflation, and labor disorder of 1945-46 did little to dispel those fears.
This era saw a huge influx of workers into the labor force. Over 10 million soldiers were discharged from the military between 1945 and 1947. At the same time, many millions of union members had worked in war industries during World War II. Their unions had put off any major demands for the sake of national unity. Once Japan surrendered, these demands resurfaced and led to the largest series of labor actions in American history. Over five million workers were involved in a strike during the first year after World War II. There was also the issue of hun-
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dreds of thousands of refugees flooding in from war zones.
President Truman called his cabinet and advisors to order, “Gentlemen, we are in a precarious position. We won the war and now we have to win the peace. The table is open for any and all suggestions.” “Sir, I might have an idea.”
“Who are you?” President Truman demanded as he looked over to the far corner of the room.
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“What do you do and what agency are you with?” President Truman asked impatiently.
“I’m the assistant director in the Department of Justice’s Public Information Division.” “I don’t see how that department would have anything to do with the problem that we’re discussing right now,” President Truman was obviously confused. “If you’ll allow me to continue.”
“Absolutely, you’ve aroused my curiosity and you have my undecided attention,” President Truman said.
“I have lunch at the National Archives and usually bring my own food. The other day I brought fried chicken and…” Albert Barkley, Vice –President interrupted, “As much as we would like to hear about your culinary habits, could you get to the point.”
“Sorry about that, sir. While eating, I was lamenting about how few people are able to visit Washington and view the founding documents,” William Coblenz said. Secretary of State Dean Acheson was puzzled, “As unfortunate as that
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this… so what?”
President Truman’s eyes lit up when he realized what William Coblenz was getting at, “Yeah that just might work. If the country could see the tangible and irreplaceable documents of liberty, it might instill that same sense of unity that we had during the war.” “How would we do that?” VicePresident Barkley said. “If Moses can’t make it to the burning bush, we’ll bring the burning bush to Moses,” Coblenz smiled, “What do most of the cities and towns in America have in common?”
Secretary Of State Acheson replied, “Americans.” “A railroad station.”
“Put a plan together and get back to me,” President Truman ordered. “Yes sir,” Coblenz responded with enthusiasm.
Coblenz met with his boss, Thomas Clark, the current Attorney General to discuss their options, “We’re not going to be able to get the money from the Treasury…it’s broke. This is going to have to come from private sources with deep pockets. Let me see how many patriots I can find.” Clark made calls to movie moguls, Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer and actors, Clark Gable, James Stewart and James Cagney. He contacted
have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns
•••• Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Great Quotes
Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.' - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) •••• I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'
- Eleanor Roosevelt •••• Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. - Mark Twain
•••• The secret of a good sermon is to
•••• Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain
•••• By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
•••• I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx •••• My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante •••• I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor •••• Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups:
media mogul, William Randolph Hearst and industrialists Henry Ford, John Rockefeller and Charles Vanderbilt of the Union Pacific Railroad. In a few weeks the American Heritage Foundation was formed. The Liberty Locomotive was a 2,000 horsepower Alco diesel and the Freedom Train consisted of seven coach cars. Three of them were transformed into armor-plated safe havens for the irreplaceable documents and retrofitted to become bulletproof and fireproof. One of the other cars was for baggage-utility and the remaining three would provide accommodations for security and maintenance crews. The schedule was meticulously planned, the train would crisscross the United States for 33,000 miles over a time period of 16 months. It would stop up to five days at 300 cities and towns to allow Americans to view the historical artifacts.
Some of the items that would be on display would be the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. George Washington’s handwriting in his personal account book, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, notes and signatures from Franklin Roosevelt, Chester Nimitz, George Patton and Dwight Eisenhower. Flags and memorabilia from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II would be included in the exhibit. In order to make sure that the venture was a success, it was preceded by patriotic rededication programs, local and national media events and
alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - Alex Levine
•••• My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
- Rodney Dangerfield •••• Money can't buy you happiness .... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
parades. The theme of this publicity tour was Freedom is Everybody’s Job. America bought into it and the Liberty Locomotive and Freedom Train became a national sensation. It was estimated that 10,000 visitors would attend the display per day. Attorney General Clark and William Coblenz were pleased at the progress that they had made so far, but there was one vital component that had yet to be addressed and without it, the train could not proceed. “What do you want to do about security?” Coblenz asked.
“I’ll send a letter to a friend of mine, I’m pretty sure that he’ll be able to help out.” Attorney General Clark answered. He contacted Navy Secretary James Forrestal; Dear Jim, the purpose of the Freedom Train is to bring more than one hundred fifty of the most sacred original documents in history. I am sure that you will agree that we will need an armed guard to protect the valuable and irreplaceable cargo. It is my opinion that members of the Marine Corps would be the most qualified for this patriotic task. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Months of furious activity commenced. On September 5, 1947, a trackside reviewing stand comprised of federal and local officials, designers, factory workers and celebrities, was in attendance at the American
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Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. - Phyllis Diller
•••• By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal
- Joe Namath
And the cardiologist's diet: if it tastes good spit it out. •••• Whenever I get a recorded phone call that begins . . ."do not hang up, this is an important call," guess what I do?
- Bob Hope
•••• A man comes into a restaurant and asks, "How do you prepare a chicken here?" T
- Spike Milligan •••• Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP .
•••• I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. •••• I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - W. C. Fields
•••• We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers
•••• Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill
Yep. I hang up.
he waiter says, "We just tell them they're going to die." •••• Three old guys out walking. First one says. "Windy isn't it? " Second one Thursday"!
Third one says. "So am I. Lets go get a beer!” •••• I don't want to suggest Evelyn is a hoarder or anything, but she's
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Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 3 • July 23, 2020
Question: I read in the museum's member newsletter that some of the homes in this area were designed and built by famous architects. I'd like to know more about the Frank Lloyd Wright house.
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Famed Architect has Name on Local Home - A question about a local home and the noted architect who designed the residence is featured in this week's question-andanswer installment from the Valley Center History Museum. While the museum remains closed, inquiries are being accepted by mail, email, and telephone with responses published in this space. Here is part 13 in the series. The Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road remains closed, but a volunteer is on site during the week and responds to email messages sent to email@example.com or by telephone at (760) 749-2993. Surface mail can be sent to P.O. Box 2665, Valley Center 92082.
Liberty Locomotive Cont. from Page 2 Locomotive Company in Schenectady, New York. President Truman had hoped to attend, but was needed in Washington so Coblenz and Clark represented the administration. Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Duke Ellington and his orchestra provided the entertainment. A stateof-the art diesel engine painted in red, white and blue rumbled through a paper curtain. Written on both sides of it in big lettering were the words, Liberty Locomotive.
Marching alongside it in perfect lock-step were twenty-five Marines in their dress blue uniforms. No one in the crowd doubted that the Liberty Locomotive and the Freedom Train were in good hands. Sergeant Griff Stockdale and Corporal Danny Landon were part of the elite detachment. They survived the battle of Iwo Jima and were seasoned combat veterans who had seen more than their share of action against the Japanese force in the South Pacific. Stockdale earned the Navy Cross on Tarawa and Landon won one Silver Star on Saipan and another one on Peleliu.
Back in those days, there was no such thing as a diagnosis of PTSD. Many troubled combat veterans came home and were expected to pick up where they had left off before the war started. Alcohol was the self- medicating drug of choice. All of the Marines chosen to guard the documents had only been out of
Answer: The July edition of Valley Center Pioneer, the newsletter mailed to members of the History Museum, features an item on remarkable homes in Valley Center and Pauma Valley that are credited to noted architects. We call these "homes with a pedigree." And while there is a house with a documented connection to Wright, there are multiple other dwellings of an equally spectacular nature that were designed by architects known and respected within the profession, but whose names don't register with the general public.
Wright, were examined by local historians when they were found in a bedroom closet inside the home in 2004.
The home on N. Lake Wohlford Road sits on a 10.5-acre bluff and is not visible from the road. It was commissioned by businessmanrancher Willis H. Merrill and his wife Margaret. Merrill owned a soap manufacturing company and a prize-winning thoroughbred. He was known locally as first president of Valley Center Rotary in 1967. The house was sold in 1973 after Merrill suffered a stroke and died. It has had multiple owners over the years, and was last sold in 2012. It remains a private residence.
Frank Lloyd Wright stands out among architects because his name is arguably the most famous. On North Lake Wohlford Road in Valley Center stands a 2,900 square foot house built in 1959 in the classic Prairie Style of Frank Lloyd Wright. However, Wright died that year and the design was completed by his son, architect John Lloyd Wright, who had been an apprentice to his famous father. The local home appears to reflect a home built by the senior Wright in 1915 in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. That home was designed and built for Sherman M. Booth, Wright's personal attorney. The original signed blueprints of the Valley Center house, signed by
John Lloyd Wright had two other commissions in Valley Center, including an office for U.N. Ambassador Irving Salomon at the latter's Lilac Ranch. The second home was never built. Wright, who lived in Del Mar, died in 1972. The local Historical Society communi-
action for less for than two years. They all lived in one club car for 17 months and not one night went by that some leatherneck didn’t have a flashback or nightmare of his wartime experiences and woke up in cold sweat. Sergeant Stockdale wasn’t much of a drinker so whenever he wasn’t on duty and began having issues of his own, he tried to find a place to get away from his fellow Marines for a little alone time.
Sometimes a Marine would be haunted by the ghosts of war while he slept and when he opened his eyes, Molly would be sitting next to him with her golden eyes glimmering in the dim light and he would immediately calm down when he saw her. When the episode was especially traumatic, Molly would jump into the Marine’s rack and place her paw on his arm and even without realizing it, he would drift into peaceful sleep.
While the Liberty Locomotive and the Freedom Train were stopped in Portland, Oregon, Sergeant Stockdale found a cold and hungry dog shivering under one of the coach cars in the railroad yard. There was a steady rain coming down and Griff spent the better part of an hour coaxing the black collie Labrador mix close enough so that he could pick her up. He cradled the fearful animal in his strong arms and brought her inside the train. Griff dried her off then fed the starving dog some beef jerky that he had stored away in his foot locker. “I’ll get you something a little more substantial when I can get to a store,” Griff promised.
The dog licked Griff’s face in grateful appreciation. It didn’t take long for the lovable pooch that Griff named Molly to ingratiate herself to the other Marines. She eventually became the unofficial mascot of the traveling detachment. Molly had a dramatic and immediate effect on the mental and emotional health of the combat veterans. She would sleep on a makeshift bed next to the elevated rack of Sergeant Stockdale.
The original design of this Valley Center home is credited to architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The train stopped in Salem, Oregon and when their guard duty shift was over, Griff, Danny and Molly went into town. The trio stopped off at a city park to eat their lunch. In between bites, Griff would toss a rubber ball for Molly to fetch. Several lumberjacks were drinking heavily at another table and when Molly got too close, one of them threw a beer bottle that barely missed Molly’s head. “Get the hell out of here, you mangy mongrel!”
Griff picked up the bottle off the grass and heaved it back. His aim was more accurate and when the bottle hit the table, it shattered and sprayed glass all over those sitting there. The five men immediately rose to their feet, their eyes flashing with indignant anger. The largest man stood six foot five inches tall, weighed 280 pounds and had a thick black beard that seemed to cover everything on his face except his dark eyes and furrowed forehead, “What the hell do you think you’re doing!” “You threw a bottle at my dog and I
cated in 2004 with the nephew of Wright, Eric Lloyd Wright, also an architect living in Malibu. In the next installment of this series, a profile and photo of another famous house with a "pedigree."
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threw it back,” Griff replied simply.
The two Marines were outnumbered five to two and outweighed by several hundred pounds. The lumberjacks were seasoned barroom brawlers, tough hard men, but the Marines were trained killers who learned the hard way from their war time experiences that losing a fight often meant dying. The big man stepped forward and took a swing at Griff, who ducked under it then flipped the man over his hip. Danny did a wrist throw on another man. The Marines knew better than to use their fists, too easy to break a knuckle or a wrist on a hard skull, so they used their hand to hand combat skills. Griff had to remind himself not to kill his adversary during the fight, luckily for the lumberjacks that they gave up before this fact slipped his mind. The tallest lumberjack saw his friends staggering around after being thrown every which way, but loose and realized that they had been beaten. “No more.” Another lumberjack assumed that Griff and Danny were military and commented, “What service are you with?” “We’re Marines with the Freedom Train detachment,” Danny said.
The tallest lumberjack brushed the grass and dirt from his clothes, stepped forward and extended his big
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The Paper â€˘ Page 4 â€˘ â€˘ July 23, 2020 Escondidoâ€™s Fire Chief Named President of the San Diego County Fire Chiefâ€™s Association
Escondido Fire Chief Rick Vogt has been elected as the 2020-2021 president of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association.
Escondido Fire Chief Rick Vogt
This Association includes all local, state, tribal and federal fire chiefs within San Diego County and is dedicated to maximize our similarities and minimize our differences through the highest level of communication, collaboration and cooperation. The association works year around with other partners such as the San Diego Burn institute, SDG&E, and the Red Cross. Chief Vogt listed as his goals, developing a five year strategic plan, leadership development for Chief Officers and using technology for enhancing collaboration.
Escondido Restaurateurs and Consumers Delighted with â€œAl Frescoâ€? Dining
The city of Escondidio fast tracked the project to make it easier for restaurants to offer street side dining and stay operating during the Countyâ€™s latest lockdown of services. Officials credit overwhelming com-
munity, operator, and DBA (Downtown Business Association) support for making the first week such a great success. The City reduced travel lanes on
prohibits indoor dining which had an immediate impact on local businesses. City staff and the Downtown Business Association (DBA) worked quickly to streamline the permitting process that would normally take much longer in order to assist restaurants in staying open and operating outdoors. The DBA has committed $10,000 for shade coverings, tables, and chairs to support this effort and are also reimbursing downtown businesses the $100 Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) permit fee to allow them to serve alcohol outside. The City will be providing temporary barriers in order to ensure the safety of diners and restaurant staff. The City created a Business Recovery Strategy and new, special temporary use allowances will allow for more outdoor sales events, and dining within sidewalks, streets, and parking lots. In addition to Grand Avenue, the City is working on the Business Recovery Temporary Use Permit that will assist businesses located throughout Escondido.
Grand Avenue between Maple Street and Juniper Street to allow restaurants to create temporary outdoor dining locations. Traffic is limited to one travel lane in each direction with the other lane serving as parking. The Stateâ€™s July 7 shutdown order
Escondidoâ€™s Ice-Plex Closes Its Doors
The owners of Ice-Plex Escondido have announced that it was closing,
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your dog is vaccinated.
â€˘ Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.
â€˘ $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for â€œfreeâ€? health care is not.
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â€˘ If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
â€˘ Somehow itâ€™s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
â€˘ We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.
We are becoming the Twilight Zone. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!
â€˘ Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.
â€˘ It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but itâ€™s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it. â€˘ Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
â€˘ People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
â€˘ People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
â€˘ Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.
â€˘ People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees. â€˘ Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but youâ€™d better be able to prove
â€˘ Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now. â€˘ Criminals are catch-andreleased to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.
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Liberty Locomotive Cont. from Page 3 paw of a hand in friendship, “I guess we should be thanking you for not killing us.”
“That thought did cross my mind,” Griff gripped the man’s hand firmly and the lumberjack winched in pain. As the lumberjacks limped away, Griff called to them, “Haven’t you forgotten something?”
The tallest lumberjack was puzzled, “What do you mean?” “You forgot to apologize to my dog,” Griff said. “You’re kidding!”
“You’ll know when I’m kidding,” Griff replied, “I smile.”
The tallest lumberjack hesitated and Griff warned him, “We can always pick up where we left off if you would prefer that option.”
One of the other lumberjacks, the youngest of the five pulled out a long bladed knife from its sheath and brandished it, “Let me take them.” The biggest lumberjack ordered, “Put that knife away! You’re not going to put us in the position of explaining to your Ma and Pa how you got yourself killed by being an idiot.” The young man slowly put his knife away and the biggest lumberjack sighed, “What’s your dog’s name?” “Molly,” Griff said.
“I’m sorry for throwing a bottle at you, Molly.” The five lumberjacks continued on their way.
Danny commented, “Do you think there will ever be a time when we’re not on a way to a fight, in the midst of one or finishing one?” “Not as long as we’re Marines,” Griff smiled, “We’d better get back to the train. Let’s go, Molly!” Molly barked and fell in step with the two American warriors.
With the end of World War II, the wartime coalition between the Soviet Union and the United States was expected to bring about a prolonged period of social harmony between the two world powers. In order to integrate the Communist movement into American life, the party was officially dissolved in 1944 and was replaced by a Communist Political Association. That harmony proved elusive and the international Communist movement became more radical and violent. The Truman administration’s loyalty oath program was introduced four months after the Liberty Locomotive and Freedom Train began its tour. Its intent was to expose and drive anarchists from federal employment. One of the more radical factions of the Communist Party was operating on Camp
Pendleton Marine Corps base. When they were expelled from federal employment, they vowed revenge against the United States.
The most violent of the group consisted of, Earl Browder, Vernon Dunne, Cyril Briggs, Bill Haywood and David Easterly. When they heard that the Freedom Train would be stopping in Oceanside, they hatched a sinister plan. The Freedom Train pulled into Los Angeles and the lines to see the historical artifacts were already stretched around the terminal before the Liberty Locomotive stopped rolling. Griff completed his shift of guard duty, changed from his dress blue uniform to civilian clothes and went outside to enjoy the Southern California weather. With Molly by his side, he walked down the sidewalk and past the men, women and children. Molly abruptly stopped, bared her fangs and growled at a group of five men. Griff had never seen Molly behave this way so he apologized, “Sorry about that,” then turned to his dog, “Let’s go, girl.” The last time that Griff was in Oceanside was just before he shipped out for the South Pacific. In one way it seemed like decades ago because he was a different person back then. On the other hand, it was as if it could have been yesterday, the memories were that vivid. Griff and Danny weren’t scheduled for duty until 1400 hours. “Feel like going down to the beach?” Danny asked “Yeah,” Griff replied.
The two Marines disembarked the train and entered the festively decorated depot. “I don’t remember this place ever looking this good,” Griff said.
A station agent overheard Griff’s statement and commented with pride, “This is the biggest event to take place since Santa Fe Railway dedicated it on December 7, 1946.This new structure has a stucco exterior, concrete floors and foundation, marble floors and wainscot in the main waiting room and florescent lighting.” “It’s better than where I grew up,” Danny quipped.
“I’ve seen pictures of your house, any place is better than where you lived” Griff said. The station agent looked down and saw Molly, “We don’t allow dogs in the building.”
Griff responded immediately, “This isn’t just a dog. This animal is a vital component of the Freedom Train Security Detachment. Without her there is no exhibit. Do you read me?” “Loud and clear, leatherneck,” The station agent replied.
When they exited the building, Molly stopped in place and focused her attention toward an isolated area on the other side of the track. When
Griff looked over, he recognized the five men that he saw in Los Angeles. “Good girl.” “What’s going on?” Danny asked.
“I saw those five men in Los Angeles.” “Interesting,” Danny responded.
It was 0200 hours and the Marine detachment was asleep in their coach car, well not everyone. Griff’s rack was next to the window and it was opened halfway. A gentle breeze drifted in from the ocean and it naturally cooled the interior of the coach. Molly was laser focused as she looked out the window and across the track toward a group of trees with low hanging branches that brushed against the ground when the breeze hit them just right. Molly made a barely audible growl and Griff was up in an instant. He walked down the narrow passageway to where Danny was sleeping and tapped him on the shoulder. Danny swung himself out of his rack, grabbed his .45 caliber pistol, slipped on his pants and put on his boots. The two Marines exited the train with Molly right by their side. The plan of the anarchists was to throw grenades into the windows where the Marines were sleeping to neutralize them. The next step was to enter the coach car where the historical artifacts were being kept, steal what they could and destroy the rest. The five men had stolen military explosives and weapons during their employment on Camp Pendleton so they were well-equipped to carry out their nefarious mission.
Griff, Danny and Molly found cover behind a railroad maintenance shack and from their vantage point, they could see the train and the perimeter of the railroad yard. They didn’t have long to wait. Molly was the first to hear the sounds of boots moving over the rocks of the yard. From the tip of her nose to the end of her tail, it was one long straight line and she was as rigid as a statute. When Griff and Danny finally got a visual of the five men, they saw that they were wearing packs. Danny whispered, “We can’t let them reach the train.”
“Roger that,” Griff agreed, “You go left…I’ll take the right,” then turned to Molly, “We’re going to need a distraction.”
The two Marines left their concealed position while Molly remained behind. When the five men reached the middle of the railroad yard with no cover and only 25 yards from the train, Griff raised his hand and lowered it. Molly took off in a full sprint, right at the five men. She ran right through the midst of them and they spun around in confusion. This was exactly what Griff and Danny needed to make their move. They caught the five men in a deadly crossfire and one by one they went down without ever getting a clear shot at Griff or Danny. The sound of gunfire awakened the other Marines and they were outside with their weapons in less than a minute.
The incident was investigated, but designated top secret by President Truman and the American public was never made aware that an attack on the Liberty Locomotive and Freedom Train had been foiled. The country already had too many negative issues to deal with.
On January 16, 1949, the rolling museum rolled into Washington D.C. for the last time. The Marine detachment packed their barrack bags and said goodbye to their comrades. Griff and Molly remained inseparable. Whether it was on a remote bloodstained island with the stench of death all around them, Sergeant Griff Stockdale and Corporal Danny Landon never faltered in their fight against a tenacious and relentless enemy. On this particular night in a quiet railroad yard in a Southern California town, these two valiant warriors with the help of very special dog once again went into harm’s way to do their duty. The Liberty Locomotive and the Freedom Train and those who protected it should be a lasting reminder to all Americans___ that freedom is everybody’s job.
About the Author:
Thomas Calabrese is the newest writer to join The Paper.
He specializes in writing real-lifetype fiction, sometimes based on facts - sometimes on his vivid imagination.
Tom is a Marine, having served in Vietnam with the 3rd Battalion 26th Marines; he is a Purple Heart Recipient. He has also served in the Marine Corps Reserves, The Navy Seabees and Army Reserves. He has a BA degree from UC Berkeley and has a colorful career including deputy sheriff, actor, stuntman, screenwriter and base housing inspector, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.
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• And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?!
Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus in the media, but 99.8% will survive if infected. We are living in an upside down world for sure. ••••• Our condolences to the DeJong family on the passing of Pete DeJong, last Wednesday. Pete was a proud American who was also a proud Dutchman. The DeJong family emigrated to America a number of years ago and they have prospered. Pete was also a devout Chrisitan and would typically offer grace at each meal. He was special and he will be missed. ••••• A few months ago Evelyn and I got a shock. One of our pups, the beloved full-of-life Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix), Cindy, was sick. A trip to the vet brought very bad news. Cindy had lymphoma. Thanks to Dr. Gregory Ogilvie, a brilliant vet who heads up California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, we are pleased to report that Cindy is, and continues to be, in full remission. (Dr. Ogilvie was a professor for 20 years at Colorado State University, studied at Harvard, professor at UCSD, and the founder of California Veterinary Specialists, 2310 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, 760.431.2273 - a top veterinary clinic, particularly for animals with cancer. We also love the facility itself and the highly trained and personable staff. (We have an excellent local vet in Escondido, Dr. Rick Lindbeck, North Escondido Animal Hospital, 306 F West El Norte Parkway, 760.741.8387, but CVS are cancer specialists and lymphoma is a cancer of the blood. In fact, it was Dr. Lindbeck who referred us to California Veterinary Specialists). After only one week of treatment, Cindy was doing great! Amazing! Still, she required ongoing treatments to ensure it did not come back. So far, it hasn’t. Naturally, we are delighted as was the vet and his staff.
Cindy had a robust treatment schedule; she had to go back for blood work after one week, then a second round of chemo. back for blood work the next week, then the week after that she had a second round of chemo. My recommendation
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effective immediately. The company opened in 1995.
The company issued this statement Thursday morning: “We are sad to announce the closure of Ice-Plex, effective immediately. This was not an easy decision. Our hockey and skating communities have been strong partners to us throughout the years, and we have worked hard over the last few months to find an alternative way to keep the facility open. Unfortunately, that solution has not emerged. In recent years, Ice-Plex has operated at a substantial loss. The facility’s refrigeration and HVAC systems, which are used to cool ice and provide safe air flow throughout the building, are beyond their lifespan and in dire need of replacement. These are complex and energyintensive systems, and the cost of design and install is prohibitively high. When compounded with the financial impacts of forced closure due to COVID-19, we cannot make these investments.”
The company assured all sports teams, skaters and other customers that they would be given refunds for all programming that had been scheduled. Ice-Plex was San Diego’s largest ice-skating facility, and was the home base for the San Diego Sabres hockey team. Long, Hot Summer Means Fire Season is Here
If you’ve lived in San Diego County, particularly North San Diego County, then you know it’s time to be on the alert for (a) hot weather, (b) high winds, (c) Low humidity. Those factors almost always are predictors of brush fires somewhere within the county on that day . . . often, multiple fires throughout the county. Wildfires are dangerous in North County because we are surrounded by vegetation . . .vegetation that was nice and green in the spring, is quickly becoming dry and golden. When vegetation is that dry it’s like a tinder box.
Homeowners are urged to make clearance for high dry flammable vegetation and dry leaves. One hundred feet is optimal, not empty land, but make sure that dry vegetation is removed. Trees should be trimmed six feet from the ground and should be away from the structure so the fire can’t jump from the grass to the tree to the home. That continuity is the key to defensible space. To find out more, visit fire.escondido.org, or Cal Fire’s Readyforwildfire.org,
The DMV has extended the time for drivers license renewals that had expired during the period of March 2020 on. All drivers under age 69 were extended until July 31 with expanded online renewal available. Commercial license renewal extended until Sept. 30, 2020. Learners permits from March 2020 also extended 6 months. This is good news for many.
My office has been contacted by many people over age 70 with concerns about their expiring driver licenses. State law requires those over 70 to visit the DMV in person to renew their licenses. Since appointments are not currently available, how they can renew their license amid worries over possible exposure to the Coronavirus. Fortunately, the DMV has just announced that drivers over 70 will have their licenses extended for a full year from the original expiration date. No action is necessary – it’s automatic -- all police agencies have been notified. TSA has also been notified, and will accept recently expired driver licenses or ID cards without a paper extension. DMV offices have now reopened
statewide after being closed several months. Some DMV functions, such as behind-the-wheel tests are still not being offered because of social distancing concerns. Once DMV has worked through appointments canceled due to the pandemic, new appointments will soon be offered. And if you’re concerned about getting Real ID, the federal government has extended that deadline to October 1, 2021. Many tasks can be accomplished online, or at one of DMV’s self-service kiosks located throughout the region. Address changes, title transfers and release of liability, replacement stickers, and more, can all be taken care of with a quick visit to the DMV’s website: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/ Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
Unfortunately, for many businesses in San Diego County the end is near. With the Governor’s announcement that gyms, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls must cease indoor operations, this could be the final straw. The Governor compared his latest announcement to turning down a dimmer switch, but unfortunately, he’s turning off the lights for many small businesses in San Diego County. The latest shutdowns are entirely unwarranted. Our hospital numbers are not going up. Our testing is focused on the most vulnerable and those with symptoms, which is why you see an increase. 85% of those who test positive for COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms. Those who do have symptoms, the majority are mild and they are able to recover quickly.
Since the beginning of this virus the goal was to not overburden our hospital capacity. In San Diego County, our hospital capacity has remained steady, around 65%. We currently have 1225 hospital beds reserved for solely COVID-19 patients and have never had more than 50% of them full, even while taking patients from Imperial Valley and Mexico. We have achieved our goal. We’ve
protected the most vulnerable, protected our hospital capacity and yet we are once again being punished. Unfortunately, we are being led by fear, rather than facts and data. This shotgun approach by the Governor with no verified facts continues to hurt the workers of California. We currently have a 15% unemployment rate that will continue to rise as more businesses are forced to close down. There haven’t been any outbreaks at malls, nail salons or barbershops, yet once again, they are forced to shut down. This is a knee-jerk overreaction by our Governor, and I will continue to advocate for safely reopening our businesses.
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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was that we cease treatment after that - but that decision I left up to Evelyn.
We will likely wind up with around a $5000 total investment. A lot of money but to have Cindy around for another couple years is worth it (she's 9 years old now). That's a lot less than the original estimate of $8000!
(Thos who do not have pets will be shocked at the amount of money we who have pets are willing to invest in them; but, to us, they are family. We don’t need to explain that to folks who own pets. They already know). We continue to be impressed by Dr. Ogilvie - CVS is expensive but you're getting the top veterinary specialists in cancer. Whatever illness or injury, they handle with top notch professionalism.
One of the nice things about visiting the clinic is we get to meet so many beautiful dogs all breeds, all personalities. And their owners are super people as well. I fell in love one afternoon with one pooch, a brown, long haired mix of some type, who pranced on her hind legs, begging me to pet her and love her. Naturally, I complied. Adorable! Another patient had a Golden Retriever who had glaucoma in both eyes. Prognosis not good. The glaucoma was going to produce more and more fluid in both eyes to the point of not only blindness but great pain. The obvious decision, eventually, was euthanasia. I pointed out to the gentleman that there was another option. Enucleation (removal of both eyes). Yes, the dog would be blind for life, but without pain and it is amazing how well dogs adapt to adversity. I've known two dogs that had limbs amputated and they got along just fine on three legs.
One sad event today . . . a silver haired lady walked out of the treatment rooms and I asked her if her baby was okay. "No," she said, "we had to put her down. She was having so many seizures and we couldn't stand to see her suffer so the decision was made." "I'm so sorry," I said.
"Thank you," she said . . . and exited to the parking lot. She seemed to handle it quite well. I don't handle putting pets down well. I've done it three times and it never gets any easier. It looks like we'll have Cindy for at least another two years . . .but it could be longer. We shall see.
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This program is supported by a generous 2019 community grant from the Parkinson’ Foundation and by Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and North County Parkinson’s Support Group. Tremble Clefs San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN: 81-1192837. The Tremble Clefs name and symbol are registered trademarks of Tremble Clefs San Diego. ©2020 Tremble Clefs San Diego. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 363-0814. Mail: Tremble Clefs San Diego 6549 Mission Gorge Rd, #177 San Diego, CA 92120. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Our therapeutic singing and movement programs are sustained through donations from our members, friends, families and the support of our generous community. We are grateful to accept 'in-kind", donations as well. LEARN MORE ABOUT THERAPEUTIC SINGING and "Fighting Parkinson's One Song at a Time," Find chorus locations, times, upcoming events, news and more at our helpful website www.trembleclefs.com. Tremble Clefs | 6549 Mission Gorge Rd. #177, San Diego, CA 92120 It's Almost Time to Head Back to School - North County Lifeline's 2020 Back to School Drive is on July 17th thru August 10, 2020. Give the gift of education. You can help support the youth and young adults in the program by purchasing Chromebooks, backpacks and school supplied from our "Amazon Wish Lists." North County Lifeline, 3142 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.
Covid-19 brings new barriers to academic success. With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, uncertainty about how schools will operate this fall, and the financial burdens of our weakened economy, families across the nation are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year. The start of the school year traditionally brings new teachers, classroom friends, and new opportunities for academic and extracurricular success, but this school year has a different feel already. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and for many of
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Perils of Not Knowing History & Civics 101
A year ago in discussing the need for knowledge of civics, and history I wrote: “Within the next 20 years, our nation will be in serious trouble.” Alas, that trouble is here and now.
You may recall what Abraham Lincoln said in one of his 1860 campaign speeches: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” In the coming November vote, history will record just how divided we really are. If the results are ignored, it’ll be at our peril.
The so-called “silent majority” who grew up through the middle part of the 20th century represent the last of our society who received a rounded civic education, witnessed the effects of geopolitics, and had an understanding of basic American citizenship. If they didn’t learn it in school or college, the military did a pretty good job of filling in what might have been overlooked in class. Will this sleeping giant wake up while they’re still here?
For those in today’s society under 40 years old, most have little or no basic knowledge about American history, civics, and world geography. Ask any member from this age group if they can answer simple questions immigrants must answer when they are going through their naturalization routine. You might be shocked at the answers from those who are around us and sometimes vote.
How many of the recent protestors, especially the ones destructing private property and tearing down statues, have had a few lessons in civics? If they did, they probably wouldn’t be participating in any destruction of property. Naturalized citizens may be seen protesting, but it’s doubtful they’ll be participating in the destruction of property – especially historic monuments. Our form of government gives us the right to protest. That comes from the world’s first successful “democratic republic.”
Young citizens of today have an important task to undertake this year. Before they vote, they need to have an understanding of our Bill of Rights, and what prompted Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. Why did we fight two World Wars – and more importantly – who won and why? How many of those protesters out on the streets are naturalized citizens? Before being sworn in as citizens, they had to pass a test answering questions about our country, gov-
ernment and history – basic history and civics most of our present-day high school and college students couldn’t answer.
It is shocking, the lack of civic and history education our students of the past 40 years have received. Simple things like -- what’s the definition of a “republic?” How many people in today’s society know what the “Electoral College” is and what importance it played in the elections of 2000 and 2016. Remember this: Young people of today – grandchildren -- will be in charge of tomorrow’s purse strings and social justice. They will be, or already are, voting. They need to know what they’re doing and the effects ignorance has on our society. Sadly, today’s young people don’t know what they don’t know.
TEST YOURSELF -- Try to answer the below questions some of which are from the basic citizenship test given to immigrants before being naturalized U.S. citizens. Every voter should be able to answer at least half of these basic questions, but you may be surprised on the number of who knows what.
1. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
2. What constitutes the legislative branches? . 3. How old do citizens have to be to vote for U.S. President? 4. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President until the next election? 5. Who or what is the final arbiter whether a law is constitutionally correct and/or acceptable?
6. Who lived in North America before the Europeans arrived? 7. What is a Constitutional amendment? 8. Who makes federal laws?
9. What ocean surrounds the state of Hawaii? 10. Name one U.S. territory.
11. Who were the Presidents during World War II?
12. To whom was the Declaration of Independence primarily addressed?
13. How many U.S. Senators do each state have? 14. How many states make up our nation?
15. How many stars are on the U.S. flag and what do they represent? (Any of these you don’t know, do what we older folks were taught: look ‘em up!)
WHICH ONE? There was a rearend traffic accident at a downtown intersection. The car driver who was hit jumped out of his vehicle and went back to confront the offending driver. The first driver, who barely reached five-foot in height, angrily declared: “I’m not happy!” “Okay, which one are you?” the other driver said.
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the families we serve the anxiety and stress over the looming costs associated with sending a child back to school weigh heavy on them. Our youth and young adults heading back to school need your support now more than ever. According to the National Retail Federation, the average U.S household can expect to spend $789.49 per child on back to school essentials this year. If you take into account the hybrid and distance learning models many school districts have proposed, that number can be expected to almost double! Most county schools are not at a 1:1 ratio for devices, so the burden of providing Chromebooks and tablets for online learning will fall back onto the families. The Annual Backpack Index performed by Huntington Bank, shows the school supply cost breakdown for elementary, middle, and high school students. For many families the choice may be between paying their rent or purchasing school supplies...and for some families the choice could be between purchasing food and basic needs items or purchasing school supplies. For students from low-income families, having all of the necessary supplies at the beginning of the school year helps to remove barriers to learning and sets them on a level playing field with their peers. Online learning has it's own set of challenges, and we are committed
to helping the youth in all of our community-based programs start the year off right. Please join us by donating new Chromebooks, earbuds, backpacks, and school essentials, or by hosting your own backpack and school supply drive, now through August 10th. Every donation makes a difference in the lives and education of the youth and young adults we serve! Thank You!
Escondido Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup Service - During the pandemic closure, Escondido Public Library is offering Curbside Pickup Service for books, DVDs, and books on CD. Library patrons can log into the Library’s catalog at https://escondido.librarycatalog.inf o/polaris/ and place items on hold with their library card number and PIN. They can also place holds via phone or text at 442-777-3799, or email at email@example.com. Patrons are contacted once their holds are available and can pick up their items at the Library during Curbside Pickup hours. Patrons have ten days to pick up their items. Curbside Pickup Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4:30pm. When a patron arrives at the Library parking lot to pick up their items, they can call or text the Curbside Pickup line at 760-705-4602, or email escondi-
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firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will check out the items and place them on the table in front of the Library for contactless curbside pickup. There are no checkout limits on items, and no overdue fees will be charged for the duration of the Library closure. Effective Monday, July 20, items will be automatically renewed (except when on hold for someone) up to three times. The book drops located in the Library parking lot are open to accept returns 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.
Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4 Another Fan of Friedrich Gomez
Dear Mr Lyle Davis:
Thank you so much for having Friedrich Gomez continue to write wonderful stories for your paper. The stories are educational, enjoyable and enlightening and I look forward to what each new topic will be. I canâ€™t believe its been over 150 stories, but I hope it will be 150+ more! I am in Orange County but use to have an office in Poway and found you that way. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day đ&#x;˜„
The Library also offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, and Denise Dotson eComics. Visit www.escondi- District Sales Manager dolibrary.org/digital to access these Hunter/Douglas resources. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the library, visit www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Assistant Library Director, Katy Duperry, at 760-839-4601, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Lucky Duck Foundation--Program to Feed Unsheltered Individuals The Alliance for Regional Solutions sent out this message regarding the Lucky Duck Foundation to invite Alliance members to join in this endeavor.
The Lucky Duck Foundation is providing food and water to unsheltered homeless individuals throughout the region. So far more than 45,000 meals have been distributed by outreach workers. We are currently providing meals for 575 people per day, however, we plan to increase this number meaningfully because there
Is your restaurant open for take-out and delivery during the COVID19 crisis?
This is a great opportunity to let readers know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating, or call us at 760.747.7119
Letters to the Editor are always welcome. Try to keep them to 250 words or less. Email them to:
In-home dining options
Escondido Mikeâ€™s BBQ
760.746.4444 1356 W Valley Pkwy Escondido, CA mikesbbq.us
Check our menu at our website, or just call. Weâ€™ll bring the food to your car! Open T-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri/Sat from 11am to 8pm
Kronk is a friendly guy who really enjoys his walks and would make a great running partner. He also plays fetch and likes treats. He came in as a stray, so weâ€™re learning more about him every day. Kronk is a little sensitive around his ears and mouth, so dogsavvy people and older children would be ideal. Because of health issues, including dental disease, his adoption fee has been waived. If you think Kronk sounds like a good fit to light up your life, make an appointment today to speak with an adoption counselor at sdhumane.org/adopt!
Sour Cream is very affectionate and even a little bit goofy when she wants attention. She was a stray before being picked up and taken to a shelter. After that she was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program.
The $100 adoption fee for Sour Cream 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.
Dominicâ€™s Gourmet Restaurant
760.480.1704 dominicsgourmetrestaurant.com Open 7 days a week for curbside pickup or delivery via door-dash. Check our menu, call us. Weâ€™ll give great food and service! And now, Dine In!`
Vacation Bible School. Itâ€™s a good verse, a truth we hold in our pocket, or on our wall, for a time like this. â€œJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.â€? The Message, says, â€œJesus doesnâ€™t change.â€?
Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene
Sour Cream is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Sheâ€™s a 2 year old, 8 pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat.
The Pastor Says...
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I have a friend who doesnâ€™t like change. And he is frugal. No, heâ€™s a tightwad. When he combined both traits in a complaint, I said, â€œThe only change you like is in your pocket.â€?
We find ourselves in a world where the only constant is change. In fact, there is a coin shortage, so even change is changing. Most of us donâ€™t like change. These days we not only want to stop it, we want to roll it back, â€œI just want things to go back like they were.â€? In a world that bounces between inside and outside, open and closed, essential and non-essential, we are looking for stability. Something to hang on to. Something that wonâ€™t change or fall out from under us. Something we can count on. Hebrews 13:8 is one of those verses that turns up on painted plaster plaques or alphabet pasta crafts at
One of the pictures used with this verse is an anchor. Sometimes a sailor will drop anchor and allow the boat to â€œswing on the anchor,â€? drifting a little with the tides, but still secure and stable because of the anchor. A lot of articles Iâ€™ve read about schools, business and governments says that the pandemic caused them to â€œpivotâ€? to a new method of delivering goods or services. Some of us have â€œpivotedâ€? to Amazon or home delivered groceries or church on You Tube.
Life may pivot, it may swing on the anchor. It may feel as if we are drifting, but if our anchor is Jesus, we will be secure. We are stable. We are safe. Jesus doesnâ€™t change. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
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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
Mayor Jones missed the deadline for her column’s submission so we’ve had to go to press without her. She will return in next week’s essue. lyle e davis editor/publisher
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
As the mayor and as you might imagine, one gets a lot of input on how to run the city. At any one time you have several important projects on your plate. I am always hoping and praying that I will make the right decision for the good of the residents of Escondido, not just for today but long term.
By the time you read this column, the city council will have voted on whether or not to put a one cent ballot measure for the upcoming November election. I don’t like taxes as much as anybody, but I am convinced we have to. When you look at the numbers, we are already barebones in our budget, so don’t believe anybody who tells you different. The amount of money that we will no longer have because we are sending it to Sacramento is dramatic, and will change the character of the city for years or generations to come without an offset. I think it is a true fork in the road event that will define Escondido. I hope it passes at council and in November. 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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cleaning out our pantry and came across a box of dinner roll mix with $0.10 discount coupons attached.
The coupons expired in June of 1976! 35 years old! (Wonder if the dinner rolls are still good. [they went in the trash]). •••• I'm writing a book about reverse psychology . .
Please don't buy it . . . •••• Siamese twins walk into a bar in Canada and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us; we're joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers, draft please." The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?"
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
See A Problem ? Report It!
For those damaged street signs, street light issues, graffiti sightings, and other local problems needing attention, the City of Vista’s “Access Vista” app provides a convenient way to notify the City to such issues, while providing location information that helps City staff respond. The Access Vista app also provides quick access to key City information and services. Residents can also report a problem online at CityofVista.com If you’re out and about and it’s easier to call, use the Report a Problem hotline at 760.639.6177. With everyone’s help, the City can be even more proactive in enforcing code violations, cleaning up graffiti, making sure streetlights are operating correctly, and filling potholes. The City uses many different methods to keep residents informed about city happenings and City Council discussions. Whether residents want to stay informed all the time or just during emergencies staying informed is a priority for the city.
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss
Today, Oceanside imports most of its water from the Sacramento Bay Delta and the Colorado River, both of which are hundreds of miles away. In order to gain greater water-independence, Oceanside’s City Council set a goal of a 50% local water supply by 2030. After almost a decade of regional and local planning efforts, the City of Oceanside has developed a comprehensive water reuse program including expanding water recycling and advanced water purification. The planning efforts have taken place since 2010 and have laid the groundwork for the City’s recycled water and potable reuse programs.
The City of Oceanside has 1.2 miles of recycled pipeline that distributed nearly 70 million gallons per year. The distribution system currently supplies recycled water to the Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, Goat Hill Golf Course and El Corazon Sport Complex. Recycled water customers will include commercial users with significant irrigation demands for landscaping such as golf courses, HOAs, City parks, as well as industrial and agricultural customers.
"Off to England next month," says John. "We go to England every year, rent a car and drive for miles. Don't we, Jim?" Jim agrees.
"Ah, England !" says the bartender. "Wonderful country... the history, the beer, the culture..."
"Nah, we don't like that British crap," says John. "Hamburgers and Molson's beer, that's us, eh Jim? And we can't stand the English they're so arrogant and rude." "So why keep going to England ?" asks the bartender.
"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive." •••• Asked my doctor today how long he thinks this COVOID-19 pandemic will last. “How in the hell should I know?,” he said, “I’m a doctor, not a politician!”
Sometimes I get chilly, standing around naked all day. (You ever hear of 'shrinkage?' Well, it's a very real phenomenon and can cause all kinds of problems!) I take some comfort, however, in having someone read me a copy of The Paper every week. It warms my heart, not to mention other places. Yours truly, Michaelangelo's David
The Paper • Page 12 • • July 23, 2020 Our personal computers and smart phones allow criminals to run their con games from crime tolerant countries in complete safety. International credit and banking systems make it easy for them to pick your pocket. Here’s one example of a criminal con job foisted on two of our customers this week.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
www. thecomputerfactory.net "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2015-2020" Union Tribune readers poll
“Illegitimi non carborundum.”
In highly questionable faux Latin, this phrase is popularly translated to means “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” It originated with British intelligence in WWII and was popularized by US Army General “Vinegar” Joe Stillwell. GIs brought it home from the war and it became a part of the Western Worlds post-war culture even included as a line in a popular (if unofficial) Harvard fight song. If you are a “boomer” or older you probably recognize it as a euphemism for fighting adversity. Today we use it in the context of fighting the constant battle with those who use technology to “rip us off.”
OBITUARY Pete DeJong
February 20, 1927 July 15, 2020
Pete de Jong of Escondido, California, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of July 15, 2020, at the wonderful old age of 93 years! Pete was born on February 20, 1927 in The Leiden Hospital near Aarlanderveen, The Netherlands. He was the second son of Arie and Maartje de Jong. The family moved to the United States in 1949. Pete followed in 1950 after finishing his tour of duty with the Dutch Army in Indonesia. Together with his father and brothers, he began Hollandia Dairy on the corner of 17th Street and Highway 395 in Escondido.
The caller identifies himself as an Amazon employee and asks about a rather large purchase. He tells you that you need to do nothing to confirm the purchase but if you did not make the purchase (and of course you didn’t) he tells you that your account was accidentally charged for the purchase and that Amazon will immediately refund the money to your checking account. He has you access your bank account and type in the amount of the refund. Then he requests access to your PC to make the transfer. “For security purposes your screen will be blanked during this process”. When the screen comes back on you see that “Amazon” has deposited a much larger amount to your account than the refund you were supposed to get. The phone caller panics telling you that he made a terrible mistake and asks you to immediately transfer the excess to “Amazon” so that he does not lose his job. Being a nice guy and with nothing to lose, you let him help you make the transfer. Wrong! What really happened? The caller was not from Amazon and the large deposit made to your checking account while the screen was blank was not from Amazon at all. It was a balance transfer from your own savings account to your own checking account. Fortunately both of our
This 28 cow dairy with an attached Cash and Carry store was a big step up from the 10 cow dairy that Pete had been born on! As co-owner he spent many years in charge of public relations, marketing, and administration. Though he retired in 2006, he continued attending board meetings well into his 92nd year, even after the business was sold to the next generation of de Jongs.
In 1956 Pete met Rena Dragt at the Escondido Christian Reformed Church. Though she was not sure he was her type, encouraged by her Mom and because he was a Christian, she decided to give him a chance. They dated for a year and on January 30, 1957, they were married. They took a three-month honeymoon across the United States and then on to Europe. By the time they returned home, they were expecting their first child. The rest of the children followed in rapid succession until 11 years later they had their family of seven children; enough to fill a station wagon and then some! Many family trips were taken in that station wagon with all the supplies packed on top, including a 2 room tent, a cookstove and sleeping bags for all! What an adventure those trips were!
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Pete was very involved with his church and community. He was a member and Elder of the Escondido United Reformed Church and served with the Christian Business Men’s Committee, the Oceanside Servicemen’s Center and Wednesday Night Evangelism. He was active on the boards of Calvin Christian School, San Diego Farm Bureau and Westminster Seminary. But there was nothing he enjoyed more than sharing the love of the Lord with those he met! Pete is survived by his wife Rena to whom he was married for 63 years. He is also survived by his children Theo and Jeanne de Haan, Arie de Jong, Gerrit and Hinke de Jong, Gilbert and Marjie den Dulk, Peter and Ingrid de Jong, Mark and Elsie Bousema and Sandra de Jong. He leaves behind 34 grandchildren who loved him dearly and 41 great grandchildren with 4 more on the way. They all called him “Opa” and had so much fun with him!
He was preceded in death by his son, William de Jong and daughter in law Carol de Jong, also a grandson and great grandson. Also surviving him are his brothers and their wives, Teun and Hinke, John and Willie and Arie and
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Anneke de Jong and his sisters and their husbands Ellie and Wim Griffioen, Jet Gailey and Richard and Mary Westra, also sisters in law Shirley, Dita and Helia de Jong. He was predeceased by his brothers Karel, Elso and Kees de Jong. The family suggests memorial donations be made to: Westminster Seminary 1725 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027 or Abounding Grace Radio P.O. Box 732 Lynden, WA 98264
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CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (PW RFP 20-02) BULK FUEL DELIVERY SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4 p.m. on August 10, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of bulk fuel delivery services. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $3,000,000.00. TERM 5-year maximum. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/por tal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=394 81 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. 07-23-20
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010959 The name of the business: The Film Hub, located at 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste 100, Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Inspired Images Studios 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste 100 Vista, Ca. 92084 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. 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23/2020
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (DS RFP 20-02) HOUSING PROGRAM CONSULTING SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4 p.m. on August 26, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of housing program consulting services. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $200,000.00. - Three (3) years with two (2) one-year options to extend. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=3 9481
GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. 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
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. No Hearing will occur on above date. /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, located at 718 Lonsdale Ln., Vista, Ca. 92084. 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, 7/23 & 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 #2020-9009443 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
SUMMONS CASE NO. 37-2020-00006193-CU-FR-NC SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: LUIS VARGAS MALDONADO, an individual, and all persons claiming by, through, or under such defendant, and all persons unknown, claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff ’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiffs title thereto, Unknown Defendants (hereinafter referred to as DOES) and DOES 1 through 20. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ANTONIO BALTIERRA, an individual, and BERTHA BALTIERRA, an individual.
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The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: James E. Lund 249 E. Fourth Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025 760.747-7800 CASE NUMBER: 37-2020-00006193-CU-FR-NC DATE: February 20, 2020
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9009965 The name of the business: Glam Studio, Glam Studio San Diego, located at 1740 Victoria Way, San Marcos CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Brittany Lynn Meusz 1740 Victoria Way San Marcos, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010393 The name of the business: Argent Industrial; Argent 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 #2020-9011441 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
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1489
Or Ordinance No. 20201489 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving a prezone of 10.8 acres to Sunrise Specific Plan Area (SPA). Ordinance 2020-1489 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on July 14, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/23/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9010778 The name of the business: Carniceria el Jefe Meats, located at 200 W. El Norte Parkway, Suite 18.104.22.168, 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
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1488
Ordinance No. 2020-1488 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, authorizing an amendment to the contract between the City of San Marcos and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Ordinance 20201488 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on July 14, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/23/2020
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1491
Ordinance No. 2020-1491 - an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving the Sunrise Specific Plan Area (SPA) for the development of a 192-unit residential condominium complex on 14.4 acres. Ordinance 2020-1491 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on July 14, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/23/2020 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 20201490
Ordinance No. 2020-1490 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving a rezone to change 3.6 acres from Residential Manufactured Home Park (R-MHP) to Specific Plan Area (SPA). Ordinance 20201490 was introduced on June 23, 2020, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on July 14, 2020, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/23/2020 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
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