July 25, 2019
Volume 49 - No. 30
By Friedrich Gomez
It may come as a complete surprise to most that the largest single ethnic group in America today is not the English – as many might surmise -but German. Yes, England is still historically referred to as our “Mother Country” and our Founding Fathers were, in large numbers, English as were most of the early presidents of the United The Paper - 760.747.7119
States who claimed English ancestry. Academics on this subject are more surgically precise: “The extent of English heritage varies with earlier presidents being predominantly of colonial English Yankee stock.” Perhaps a broader and more accurate ethnic analysis would be to surmise that the lineage of most early American Presidents to have been predominantly of British origin. In essence, all of our
U. S. Presidents were/are of multiethnic origin, such as Richard Nixon who was of Scotch, Irish, English, and German lineage, to cite only one example. The early British influence has long permeated the DNA of America. Additionally, a surplus of our cities and states and even large regional areas, such as New England, New York, Boston, New Hampshire,
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Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, etc. were named after counterparts in England. And though America has no official language (as many other countries have) our “unofficial” language which is most widely-spoken today is, of course, English. And to tie a bow around it all England remains our closest ally. But the train of similarity comes to a screeching halt after that.
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Silent Majority Cont. from Page 1 German blood and German people are, officially, the most dominant ethnic group, by far, in America today.
According to the latest American census reports over 50 million Americans now claim German ancestry which officially makes them the largest single ethnic group in the good ol’ U. S of A. If you divide Hispanics into MexicanAmericans, Cuban-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, et al, then it’s not even a close horse race. In the 2010 U. S. Census report 48 million Americans claimed German ancestry. In the more recent 2016 American Community Survey Data (ACS) that census number jumped to over 50 million GermanAmericans and this number is burgeoning as we stride midway through 2019.
Yet, this vast number of GermanAmericans remain the “silent majority.” Unlike other ethnic groups, German-Americans keep a relatively lower-profile. ItalianAmericans are quick to identify themselves – ask Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Robert DiNiro, or New York’s erstwhile mayor and past presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani. Equally vocal are the IrishAmericans and other hyphenated American groups such as the English, the Greeks, the Jews, Russians, French, well, just about everyone else.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit.
Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small 22 cal Beretta Pistol: This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.
What's the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself? Here's her story in her own words:
"While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in the Villages with my soon-to-be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water. It began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have
If there is any downside to this hyphenated ethnic coin it is that out of 50-plus million GermanAmericans who claim such ethnicity on their census forms only 1.38 million actually speak German in the United States! Sadly, for me (who speaks this beautiful language), that is only 0.5% of the entire German-American population in this country that are fluent in their own language. This was not always so.
There existed an earlier time in America when the German culture openly flourished before it was curtailed. German immigrants had moved in great numbers to New York and Chicago and many who resided in countless small Midwestern towns spoke German almost exclusively. German-language newspapers, movie theatres and even churches grew in leaps and bounds. As American historians note: “In some of these areas, the German influence was so pervasive that other non-German settlers ended up learning German so they could communicate with fellow residents. Germans helped establish General Electric and designed New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. They dominated the beer industry and that influence lingers in name brands like Busch, Miller and Pabst.” In Pennsylvania, which has a large German-American population, German was long allowed as the language of instruction in schools and, according to state records:
been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta 22 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!
Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. The amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible and his life insurance was a big bonus!” Blind Cowboy at All-Girl Biker Bar
An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake...He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, 'Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?'...
The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, 'Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things: 1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat. 2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a 'Billy-Club'. 3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate. 4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter. 5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler. Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy ... do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?' The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, 'No ... not
“State documents were available in German until 1950.”
So, what happened? Why has the Germanic language dwindled to a near non-existence in proportion to its population today?
At the onset of World War I, extreme anti-German feelings surfaced in America and, as a result, the fluency of the language decreased from one generation to the next until, today, only a small fraction of people with German ancestry are actually fluent in the German language. The level of suppression of the language was so extreme during World War I that it was not only a social taboo but, in some instances, a legal issue: “Many states forbade the use of German in public schools to the point where speaking German in public was against the law in some regions.” This anti-German hysteria during the First World War rose to such a crescendo that the widespread use of the language became limited to Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities.
This linguistic debacle under the specter of the First World War saw German lose its position as the second most widely-spoken language in the United States. This oncestrong German influence would soon end abruptly. And they (the German-American communities) would recede into the silent majority. World and domestic upheavals in history were the authors of this demise on American soil. Often, unjustly. That residual is still felt
if I'm gonna have to explain it five times"...
* IF MY BODY IS EVER FOUND ON A "JOGGING" TRAIL, JUST KNOW THAT I WAS MURDERED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DUMPED THERE. * RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. THEY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE INTERNET. * I'VE DECIDED I'M NOT OLD, I'M 25 -- PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING.
* WHY DO I HAVE TO PRESS "1" FOR ENGLISH? DID AMERICA MOVE? * WE HAVE ENOUGH GUN CONTROL. WHAT WE NEED IS IDIOT CONTROL.
* BEHIND EVERY ANGRY WOMAN STANDS A MAN WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT HE DID WRONG. * LET'S STOP SENDING MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND LET THEM HATE US FOR FREE. * VEGETARIAN: ANCIENT TRIBAL NAME FOR THE VILLAGE IDIOT WHO CAN'T HUNT, FISH, OR LIGHT FIRES! * I LOOK AT PEOPLE AND SOMETIMES THINK "REALLY"? -THAT'S THE SPERM THAT WON?"
* IN MY DEFENSE, I WAS LEFT UNSUPERVISED. * IF GUNS KILL PEOPLE, THEN PENCILS MISSPELL WORDS, CARS MAKE PEOPLE DRIVE
and remains the primary reason behind the paltry number of fluent German-speakers today -- it is because the language was greatly suppressed by our country. Historians quickly note that “During the First World War, parts of America grew hysterically antiGerman. Some Germans were spat at in the streets. The teaching of their language was banned in schools.” This anti-German sentiment stayed on in some respects during this time. “German language books were burned or taken out of schools and libraries, dachshunds (dogs) were kicked and German-Americans were forced to buy war bonds to prove their patriotism.”
Author, Erik Kirschbaum, in his enlightened book, “Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States During World War I,” gives further reasons for this decay. “They (the German-Americans) wanted to preserve their culture and keep it intact as long as they could.” However, as Kirschbaum points out, historical events prevented this from happening, so the culture and language did not remain intact and cultural preservation flew out the window. In short, German-Americans stopped speaking German even in their own households, nor did they
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DRUNK, AND SPOONS MAKE PEOPLE FAT.
* MY DECISION-MAKING SKILLS CLOSELY RESEMBLE THOSE OF A SQUIRREL WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD.
* SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID -- AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM. * WE OWE ILLEGALS NOTHING -- WE OWE OUR VETERANS EVERYTHING. * CAMPING: WHERE YOU SPEND A SMALL FORTUNE TO LIVE LIKE A HOMELESS PERSON.
* I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT GETTING OLD WOULD TAKE LONGER. * A WISE MAN ONCE SAID - NOTHING SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re probably drunk.
If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray? Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal. No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. You figured it out yet?
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“LIFE” Lectures at Mira Costa College - The “Life” lecture series continues with learning issues happening in the world and community along with fellowship. Four interesting speakers are listed here with intervals of refreshments between each. Come at 1pm on July 26th for a presentation by Christopher Tenorio “Stop the Hate”. At 2:30pm, Dr. Patricia Ariadne will speak on “Interpretations of Dreams”. Attend “Life” on August 2nd, at 1pm for “A New Look at Morocco its Culture and Cuisine” presented by Kitty Morse, “Life” member. At 2:30pm, “Brooking Winery” presented by Eric Brooking. The lectures are in the Administration Bldg. at the Oceanside College Campus, 1 Barnard Drive. Pick up a $1.00 parking permit in Lot 1A and park in lA. Get a new learning experience and check us out on miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972.
Latin Rhythms at Free Music Festival at CCAE – Bulevar Descarga brings Latin Rhythms to Hidden City Sounds Music
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teach their children during and after the First World War. As one report noted, “German-Americans not only stopped speaking German, they stopped reading German newspapers and they became whole-hearted Americans.” They, understandably, tried their best to avoid unjust prejudice and persecution. German surnames were poison at America’s theatre box office and, also, to the ears of the non-German populace which became inflamed with patriotism to the point of becoming dangerously jingoistic. America’s largest and most powerful single ethnic group, suddenly, became suspect. “A lot of people thought the country was filled with spies and saboteurs and actually 30 German-Americans were killed (and hanged) by vigilantes and lynch mobs,” said Kirschbaum, whose own grandfather grew up speaking German but refused to speak it in his later years. (The book, “Burning Beethoven,” ibid, by Erik Kirschbaum, 2015.) As a consequence, many German surnames were changed. Schmidt became Smith, Mauer and Mueller changed to Miller, and Braun morphed to Brown, to cite only a few examples. Even first names were anglicized and Johann changed to simply John; Franz became Frank, and Friedrich changed to Frederick, etc. As a consequence, U. S. Census reports (inaccurately)
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Series for a brand new, free music festival at the Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE). On Friday, July 26th, bordertown band, Bulevar Descarga will perform at CCAE, starting at 7pm, with their unique flavor, coming together for a blend of Latin Rhythms fused with African and American styles. Their songs are produced with the sole purpose of creating an energetic and positive atmosphere that will resonate throughout time. Their debut album Musico De La Calle, hits home with a mature sound for young and old alike, mixing popular dance styles with cultural and traditional rhythms. For more information, visit http://artcenter.org/event/hidden-city-sounds-bulevar-descarga/. CCAE is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. Call the ticket office at 800.988.4253, or purchase online at http://artcenter.org/.
Printmaking Lecture at California Center for the Arts, Escondido – The CCAE Museum announces a printmaking lecture, “Timeless Techniques of the Multiple”, by Gemini G.E.L etching-printmaker, Oliver Dewey-Gartner on Saturday, July 27, at 1pm in the Museum. Learn various techniques of printmaking used by Edgar Degas and how those processes continue to inform and inspire contemporary artists. This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s summer exhibition, “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle, running through September 15th, 2019. Exhibition artists include Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and more. Museum program admission; $15, includes entrance to Museum exhibition; space is limited. Museum hours, Tues-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm, closed Monday. General Museum admission; adults $12; seniors and students $6; military and children under 18 free. The CCAE is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Call the ticket office at 800.988.4253, or online at http://artcenter.org/. Carlsbad/North County Travel Club Meeting is July 30th – The next meeting
reflected a higher percentage of citizens with English surnames such as Smith, Jones, etc., instead of the Germanic root-names beneath the alterations. It is duly recorded that during World War I, U. S. President Woodrow Wilson required about 250,000 German-born men, aged 14 and older, to register their address and employment to their local post office. As documented at the time: “About 6,000 of these people were arrested and 2,000 of them were deemed ‘dangerous,’ and were sent to internment camps.” There were legions of great German-American patriots during both world wars but, sadly, many were callously treated and wrongly rushed to judgment.
To this day, such wrong-doings remain hugely unacknowledged. For example, it has long been highly-publicized in the print and visual media (both here and abroad) that the unjust internment of JapaneseAmericans during World War II was, in the opinion of many historians, a shameful act and, yet, the same plight which patriotic German-Americans suffered remains an asterisk in our academic history books. In this regard, the silent majority descended even farther from “silent majority” to virtually “invisible majority.” It remains as a surprise to many that during the Second World War up to 10,000 German-Americans were forced into internment camps as
of the Carlsbad/North County Travel Club will be on Tuesday, July 30th, at 4pm, in Swami's Restaurant, 1506 Encinitas Blvd., corner El Camino (Trader Joe's Center). The program will include a presentation on the various train trips in several countries including, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Travel for train enthusiasts as well as travelers who enjoy relaxing on a train while going to new places. Special information on inexpensive cruises on freighter ships. Updates on latest discount travel offers will also be given. All interested travelers are welcome. There is no fee to join the club. For information – call 760.603.8030.
Grandmothers Club Meeting, Thursday, August 1st The Grandmothers Club will meet at noon Thursday August 1st in the Carefree Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 211 N. Citrus Ave. Escondido, for a potluck luncheon. You do not need to be a grandmother to attend. First time visitors do not have to bring a dish to share. Call (818) 219-3040 for more information.
ABWA Meeting, Thursday, August 1st, Life-Changing Evening – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites you to their meeting on Thursday, August 1st, for dinner, networking and an inspirational, life-changing evening with guest speaker, James Freeman. He asked the question “What would you do if you weren’t afraid of looking imperfect as you did it?” Jason Freeman is a professional speaker, author, and bravery coach who travels the country sharing his inspirational and transformative journey with captivated audiences. Jason has learned to trust his seemingly contradictory calling to speak in front of live audiences. Guests are welcome, and there will be networking opportunities before, during and after the meeting. The meeting will be on Thursday, August 1st, networking 66:30pm, dinner/program 6:30pm to 8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, 92069. Cost is $23/members; $28/guests.
“enemy aliens.” Political scholars give a peek into the high-ranking U. S. Government’s attempt to subdue some of these expressions of anti-German extremism: “President Franklin Roosevelt conspicuously appointed military commanders with names like Eisenhower and Nimitz to fight the Axis powers. But the Holocaust gave German-Americans yet another reason to hide their origin.” As recently as 2017, Germany’s Ambassador to the United States at the time, Peter Wittig, weighed in with his own thoughts regarding the unfair treatment of GermanAmericans in contrast to other ethnic groups: “They (GermanAmericans) have assimilated and prospered without any political help specifically tailored for their ethnic group. The Greeks and the Irish have a far stronger support network and lobby groups than we do.”
The largest influx of Germans set foot on American soil during the mid-1800s. The steady stream has continued to this day. Still, they remain America’s Great Silent Majority. According to The Economist Magazine: “Yet despite their numbers, they are barely visible. Everyone knew that the Kennedy clan hailed from Ireland and (three-time New York Governor) Mario Cuomo was an Italian-American. Fewer noticed that John Boehner (the 53rd) Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Rand Paul, senator from Kentucky with presi-
For more information or to register, visit the website at www.abwa.soaringeagles.org and click on Shop or contact Sue Punian at 760.822.2242 (to pay at the door) or firstname.lastname@example.org. First time guests, contact Sue.
Give the Gift of Learning – Help us send North County Lifeline Youth back to school without stress. The backpack and school supplies drive is on now through August 2nd. Needed are the following school essentials: Backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, calculators, pencil cases, art and coloring supplies, pens, pencils, and more. For many students from low income families having all the necessary supplies at the beginning of school helps to remove barriers to learning. We are committed to helping the youth in all our community-based programs start the school year right. Please join us by donating new backpacks and essential supplies now through August 2nd or by hosting your own backpack and school supplies drive. Every donation and hour served makes a tremendous difference. You can also volunteer to help pack and distribute school supplies or host a backpack drive at your place of business or worship; we’ll provide you with supplies needed for a successful drive. Contact our Volunteer Manager for more information: email@example.com. North County Lifeline address is 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, 92056. North County Aviculturists Meeting is August 3rd – The North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, presents Everybody's Bird Supplies Swap Meet, to help raise money to cover expenses due to the death of a member in July. Bring all your items in good condition and offer them for sale at a good price. A donation jar will be out for Rusty, too. Refreshments to be announced. NCA is a '501(c)7 – a Social
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dential ambitions, are of German origin.” Back in their February 7, 2015 edition, The Economist Magazine further noted: “Companies founded by German-Americans tend to playdown their roots. Think of Pfizer, Boeing, Steinway, Levi Strauss or Heinz. Buried somewhere on their websites may be a brief note that Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street.”
But for German-Americans, this is quickly changing, according to more recent U. S. Census Forms and the American Community Surveys which indicate that the emerging German-Americans are not only claiming their ethnicity, proudly, but are more vocal in their wish to preserve their cultural heritage. According to Germany’s erstwhile Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig: “The German caucus has quickly grown to about 100 members, who lobby for trade and investment as well as the preservation of their common cultural heritage.” A few years ago, a small GermanAmerican Heritage Museum opened in Washington, D. C. According to the new museum’s director, Petra Schurmann: “Germany has never been as popular as it is today. German fests and Oktoberfest have sprung up all over
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The Paper • Page 4 • July 25, 2019 Escondido Police Seek Female Hit and Run Driver
On 07/15/19 at 10:00 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Ash Street at Pennsylvania Avenue. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, a dark gray compact car was traveling north on Ash Street driven by a female. The vehicle had just passed Pennsylvania Avenue when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The driver did not stop and fled the scene. Escondido Fire Paramedics transported the 28-year-old male pedestrian to Palomar Medical Center where he was admitted with serious injuries. The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Officer Steve Br aucht of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Officer Braucht at (760) 8394482. To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. Serious Injnry Collision Escondido
On 07/16/2019 at 5:06 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle collision into a residence in the 1700
block of South Maple Street, Escondido.
Based on the driver and witness statements as well as evidence at the scene, a gray 2006 Toyota Tundra was being driven by a 15year-old unlicensed male juvenile down the driveway of the residence. The vehicle was also occupied by the juvenile’s 17-year-old sister. While stopping at the closed garage door, the driver failed to place the vehicle into “Park” and then applied the accelerator instead of the brakes. This caused the vehicle to accelerate forward into the metal garage door, forcing the garage door forward onto a 36year-old male resident who was sleeping on a bed inside the garage. Escondido Fire Paramedics responded and extricated the adult male from under the damaged garage door. He was transported to Palomar Medical Center for severe injuries to his back; however, his condition is considered to be stable at this time. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor in this collision. Officer Tyler Songer of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division is the investigating officer. It is Now Easier to Get Items on the Agenda at Escondido City Hall
For years Escondido City Council Member Olga Diaz has been frustrated by a rule that required two council members to agree to place an item on the agenda for discussion and/or action. Now, under the new rules, any Councilmember may ask that an item be placed on You've got more important things to do than listen to an old fella like me . . . I just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still here if you ever need me. Just let me know. As the old saying goes . . . "Your wish is my command." Have a great day. After all, You made it. Amen
•••• A Sad Memory from 2013
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Mornin' God. It's me again.
Well, you've outdone yourself again.
It's a cool morning. Air is fresh and sweet and the Night Blooming Jasmine is sharing its sweet aroma with us, thanks to You.
Lots of great things gonna happen today. Don't know what they are yet but am looking forward to them just the same. At least one of the great things that will happen today is I'll have our two puppies look deep into my soul with those beautiful brown eyes that see all, tell all, and display total dedication and love, every time they look at me. When you created dogs you sure got it just perfect! Wish some of my fellow human beings were as lovable as dogs. Sometime, when you're not too busy, maybe you could work on that.
I got a bit of cabin fever today and decided we all needed to get out of the house and office, and take a ride. So me, evelyn, and Trixie the Wonder Dog, hopped in the car. Took a quick trip up to Dixon Lake, took in the sights and then decided to wander over to the Escondido Humane Society. It's a beautiful facility with modern, up to date equipment and facilities and lots of staff and volunteers. That part was good news.
The sad news is . . . I walked through the adoption rooms and saw the dogs up for adoption. I'm guessing 80-85% are pit bull or pit bull mix . . . and they are more difficult to find homes for than terriers, collies, shepherds, etc. There were only about 10-12 smaller dogs.
What really saddened me were the tags on the cages . . . "Hi! I'm Lilly! I've been her over 100 days." (Then, below, it shows that Lilly had been there 286 days. Another had been there 350 days. One dog had been there 486 days. That dog, it seemed to me, had given up all hope of ever finding 'a forever family.'
the agenda. Often, Diaz was defeated by a 4-1 vote on placing an item on the agenda. Diaz, generally regarded as a Liberal, was outvoted consisently by the other four, more Conservative Councilmembers. After last November’s elections the council now appears to be a bit more liberal. Other changes include changing the starting time of council meetings from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to allow more working residents to attend.
Another change will be loosening rules that for years have prohibited council meeting observers from bringing signs or placards into the chambers advocating a particular position on a subject. McGuinness told the council such a prohibition could possibly be considered a violation of free speech protections.
The new wording makes it clear that the use of placards or signs by members of the public is prohibited ONLY when such use disrupts the proceedings. The mayor will be the one who decides which signs are disruptive.
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It barely looked up when I came before its cage.
I made a point to stop at each cage and talk to every dog. Some barked, some just looked at me, some sniffed me, and several eagerly wagged their tails and jumped up and down, wanting me to play with them, or take them home with me. Yes, I was sorely tempted . . . but knew evelyn would shoot me if I did.)
Linda Bowden, a staff member working the reception desk, told me a heart breaking story about a big pit bull that was so affectionate it constantly craved attention and would move heaven and earth, just to be with you. One day, Linda was out on the lawn, having lunch and the dog, who was being taken for a walk, as I recall the story, stopped to visit Linda and took an instant liking to her. The bonding was immediate. Linda did all she could to find a 'forever home' for the dog . . . but it was so affectionate it would break through a window to reach you and love you. The dog went to two homes but had to be returned because the family couldn't spend enough time with it, and when they did return home, the dog demanded almost all of their attention and wanted to lavish its affection on them. Because they were unable to find a home for the dog . . . and because of its heavy affection for humans . . . the dog was put down. Euthanized. That broke Linda's heart and it hurt me to hear about it third hand.
I just hate the idea of innocent dogs being put down. I fully support euthanasia for dogs that are terminal, for dogs that are vicious and aggressive and not trainable . . . but to put an ani-
Letters to the Editor The Editor’s Note:
We recently received a postcard with an editorial comment that raised a couple of issues about immigration. We will not publish that note. Why?
Because the writer did not follow the rules and sign his/her name, give a phone number and address so we could verify the writer was, indeed, the author. If you don’t have the courage
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mal down simply because it has 'run out of time' or is 'too affectionate,' just rips my heart out and stomps that sucker flat.
If I were a multimillionaire and had lots of property, I'd adopt every one of those dogs, hire a trainer and some keepers and make sure they lived a happy life with companionship of other dogs and human volunteers (and maybe find a forever family for some of them in the process). After the visit to the Humane Society, we stopped in and got some ice cream. One cup for me, one for evelyn, and, yes, one cup for Trixie. (We kinda spoil our little girl). Came back home and watched a little football . . . but found it boring.
Besides, I couldn't get those dogs at the Humane Society out of my mind. Plans are afoot to do something about helping these and other animals. Stay tuned. Will tell you more about it as plans finalize.
Update: Since that sad memory from 2013 we have founded an organization known as The Puppy Coalition. My partner, Bruce Krider, has spent over $100,000 of his own money to rescue dogs and has found homes for more than 100. At this writing he still has two German Shepherds awaiting a forever home. The purposed of The Puppy Coalition is to prevent the euthanizaion of as many innocent dogs as we can; dogs,
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the country, and they are not only about brats and beer, but also about tracing genealogy and displaying traditional dress and craftsmanship.” This silent majority is now speaking up and claiming their roots. As Petra Schurmann says, “Stuff made by Germans sells! And Americans travel to Germany in droves – the young travel to ‘hip’ Berlin and older folks go to pretty Heidelberg.”
Many of America’s most notable individuals were/are of German ancestry, including our 34th U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The family surname was originally “Eisenhauer,” which is German for “iron hewer/miner” but later anglicized to Eisenhower. The “Eisenhauer” family emigrated from Karlsbrunn, Germany to America, then migrated to York, Pennsylvania in 1741. President Eisenhower would later be born in Denison, Texas, the third of seven boys. There were other notable Americans with a healthy dose of German DNA, such as that paragon of dancers, Fred Astaire (maternal grandparents were German); Mae West (mother was an immigrant from Germany); movie legend Ingrid Bergman (mother emigrated from Germany); actress Sandra Bullock (mother was an immigrant from Germany); popular actor, Christopher Walken (father emi-
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Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege. And just like that they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections. Watching the left come up with schemes to “catch Trump” is like watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
President Trump’s wall cost less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America. They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.
Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated!
Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.
A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint ... Yet! How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?
grated from Germany); mega movie star, Tom Cruise (both parents of German ancestry); Oscar-winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio (paternal grandmother was of German descent); American movie actress, Grace Kelly, who became Princess of Monaco (mother was of German ancestry); actress Meryl Streep, cited by the media as “the best actress of her generation” (father of German-Swiss ancestry and mother was part German); baseball legend Babe Ruth (parents George Herman Ruth, Sr. and Katherine Schamberger, both of GermanAmerican ancestry); exotic beauty and American Oscar-winning actress, and fashion model, Halle Berry, is ¼ German on her mother’s side; and the list goes on and on.
The silent majority today is prevalent and no longer silent.
Current U. S. President, Donald Trump, is of strong German ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Friedrich, was born in Kallstadt, a small German town which borders France. Due to widespread hatred of Germans in America in the early postwar eras, Donald Trump’s father, Fred (Fritz) Trump, hid details of Germanic family ancestry, but only out of necessity, according to political observers. The New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s father hid Donald’s grandfather’s country of origin as a matter of cultural survival: “He (Fred Trump) did not mention that Friedrich was born in Germany but, instead, claimed he was born in Sweden.”
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy.
Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.
The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.
The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”— Margaret Thatcher Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.
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Donald’s Trump’s cousin, John Walter – who is the Trump family historian – said this Sweden-born myth of origin found its way into Donald Trump’s 1987 book “The Art of the Deal,” however, it must be pointed out that Donald was a most reluctant participant. According to cousin, John Walter, Donald Trump remarked, “Do I have to do this Swedish thing?” Today there exists a “German Belt” which extends all the way across the length and width of the United States of America. From eastern Pennsylvania to the Oregon coast it is most pervasive, but in truth, it permeates all sectors north to south, east to west. The concentration of German-Americans in the United States are as follows:
5 STATES WITH HIGHEST % GERMAN-AMERICANS PER POPULATION: 1. North Dakota 46.8% 2. Wisconsin 44.5% 3. South Dakota 43.8% 4. Nebraska 42.7% 5. Minnesota 38.7% 5 U. S. STATES WITH LARGEST POPULATION OF GERMANAMERICANS: 1. California 6,517,470 2. Pennsylvania 4,491,269 3. Ohio 3,231,788 4. Illinois 2,668,955 5. Texas 2,542,996 (Source: Official U. S. Census Demographics and American Community Surveys.) Growing up in San Diego I had the keen pleasure of speaking German
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who no fault of their own, have been placed in a sheler and when their 10 days, or 15 days, or 20 days are up, they are euthanized for no other reason than their time is up, they need to make room for my dogs that have been picked up. Those dogs could make some family enormously happy - and some family could rescue those dogs and give them a wonderful life (we have two rescue dogs which we call “our daughters.”
I should point out here that the Escondido Campus of the San Diego Humane Society is a “no kill” shelter; they do NOT routinely euthanize dogs that have been there for some time. If you need some love in your life, if you need a friend that will always be there for you, loving, loyal, obedient consider rescuing a dog.
Your life will be richer for it - and the dog will love you and be grateful forever. •••• We had this older Mexican lady, Candy, who came in every other Tuesday morning and tidies up the house while evelyn and I dashed off to our morning Kiwanis Club meeting. The girls (our pups) recognize Candy's red pickup truck and when she comes around the corner, drives up to the cul de sac to turn around and come down and park in front of our house, well, the girls go nuts. They start barking the minute they see the truck. This last Tuesday, while Candy was walking up the sidewalk, I opened up the front screen door and said . . . "go ahead. Go and say hello to Candy." I didn't have
at two different places of employment: Sea World on San Diego’s Mission Bay, and Walmart at San Marcos. At both locations I held the position of store cashier and, consequently, would enjoy first-hand encounters with my German and Austrian customers. At Walmart I met many Germanic friends who would stay in my longer line (queue) to reach my register as opposed to being served via a shorter cashier line. Initially, this puzzled some of the Walmart management team (who wished to expedite customers as quickly as possible through these customer lanes) but, upon finding out that our Germanspeaking customers delighted in conversing German with me, the managers soon backed-off and let my customers remain in my (sometimes longer) register queue. My Walmart coworkers were stunned at the high concentration of GermanAmericans in San Diego’s North County region. Even today, most are unaware of our proud Germanic heritage and equally ironic in that they are the vast majority in America right now. I love the German language and consider it among the most beautiful in the world. While it seems to sound harsh to many non-German Americans because of the (perceived) hard “k” and “v” and “z” sounds, it has a hidden beauty all its own. German speakers can produce a variety of linguistic sounds and to
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to ask them twice. They belted out that door, went out to greet Candy, jumped up and down and smothered her with kisses. Those girls worship Candy and I don't know why. She's a nice enough lady . . speaks broken English (and loves to talk. I am polite to her but kind try to avoid her as she'll talk my ear off. Evelyn still hasn't learned how to disengage from a conversation that is going nowhere ... so, we're usually late for Kiwanis.)
Candy took the girls out to go tinkle, after we'd left, and they’d follow her obediently. They’d follow her around the house as she cleaned. The vacuum cleaner doesn't bother them a bit. If Candy is there, they wanna be there. Comical. We got home from Kiwanis around 9am; usually Candy would havefinished her chores around 10 or 10:30. We pay her and off she goes. I note the dogs get quiet after she leaves.
My pal, Bruce Krider, makes a ton of money as a hospital appraiser/consultant . . . but he's going broke saving dogs lives. He has seven dogs in his charge now, four of which are in kennels. He walks two of them in the morning, two in the afternoon. Cost is $60 per day, seven days a week. That's $420 per week plus four hours a day walking them. Plus, he has three more dogs at home. I stopped at the kennels today and dropped off a check to help offset his cost. When he learned about it he said, "oh, you didn't have to do that."
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the trained ear the dominant vowels and consonants can be much softer and these specific counterparts cannot be found in English.
My sister-in-law, Carol, is of strong German ancestry. She is, without question, one of the most pivotal forces in my life and was most instrumental in helping me through my 2008 near-fatal accident, assisting me to regain some normalization back into my life (along with my older brother, Mario, who had the good sense to marry her). Carol, like many GermanAmericans, have assimilated to the point that they no longer have readily identifiable links to their Germanic heritage and language – they are simply Americans. And as a family member, she has been – and always will be – the anchor and inspiration in my life. However if the Irish-Americans wish to revel in their great tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the rest of us; and MexicanAmericans plunge with great gusto into Cinco de Mayo celebrations with all of us attending fiestas and ceremonies around the country; so also, do German-Americans observe their Oktoberfest, Fasching and Karneval (German Mardi Gras), Weihnachtsfeir (Christmas party), German-American Steuben Parade in New York City, and of course, German-American Day (October 6).
San Diego County has a very strong and vibrant German-American presence and it is proudly manifested in many events, as cited above. It may seem difficult to believe, but San Diego’s German-American ancestry has long been a powerful cultural influence for well over 100 years now. German-American Clubs and Societies abound within the San Diego Metropolitan area and the beautiful part is that you don’t even have to be German to join the fun and hold membership. These clubs and societies encourage other nationalities and ethnic groups to share in their German heritage, customs, traditions, and cultural observances. How’s that for emptying your bucket of excuses?
In Escondido, the German grocery store made a huge splash in the news with its 2nd Aldi Store Grand Opening just last month, in June of 2019, appearing in Forbes magazine and other world-renown financial publications. Escondido’s 2nd, and newest, Aldi store is only a few miles away from its sister (Aldi) grocery store located at Vista, off Interstate 78. As of this date, San Diego County boasts 7 Aldi stores.
This powerful German grocery chain has already invaded the U. S., establishing its headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, and has gained a foothold with 1,600 stores across 35 states, and making its challenge known to such adversaries as
Walmart. It is not a hollow challenge: millions of new customers – each and every month – are discovering Aldi stores with increasing customer satisfaction ratings which are causing U. S. giant, Walmart, to give a forced cursory glance in the direction of this burgeoning German food store that is nipping at its heels. Founded by the German Albrecht family in Germany, Aldi stores now belong to the world, entrenched and already operating in such countries as the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, the United States, Down Under in Australia and, now, right here in Escondido and Vista.
The emerging German-American presence has long been with us in Escondido, we just never before noticed the existence of this sleeping giant, the silent majority. This is changing. Each and every time you shopped at any of the Trader Joe’s store locations in Escondido and beyond, you were/are an Aldi Corporate customer: Unknown to most, the Trader Joe’s chain of stores belong to the German Aldi corporate empire. According to Forbes magazine, this accelerating saturation of German enterprise is all to the benefit of happy customers around the country who, in growing numbers, are rating Aldi stores above Walmart in quality and in saving money on their purchases, according to these reports. Much of the German influence is with us in our daily lives, yet we are often unaware of it.
We often speak German, for example, every time we say words like “kindergarten” (children’s garden), poltergeist (noisy ghost), pumpernickel (type of bread), waltz (a formal dance), angst (anger or fear), auto (car), or ask for pretzels or hamburgers. We often say “Gesundheit” (God bless you) – especially in the Mid-western and eastern states -- when we hear someone sneeze or perhaps we own a breed of dog, such as a dachshund (German word for badger hound), or say the word Volkswagen (people’s car) or drive a Porsche (German car which carries the German family surname). In all these scenarios we are speaking German words and phrases.
It is difficult to imagine a world without the great German contributions. I would not wish to think of a world without the music of Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Handel, Mendelssohn, Strauss, or Wagner. When the great American opera singer, Beverly Sills (1929–2007), who was of Jewish-Ukrainian descent, was asked if music such as Beethoven and Bach were just “frills” which are not truly necessary for actual life on Earth, she made her famous reply: “Civilization and civilized people are not frills.”
Much of what I am today, as a writer, thinker, and human being, springs forth from Germanic culture. The philosophy of Kant and Schiller challenges me to be a more enlightened human being. Everything from the invisible inner
Arts and Culture in CA
The California Arts Council has established 14 state-designated Cultural Districts, including three in San Diego County. These Cultural Districts are a direct result of passage of Assembly Bill 189 in 2016, a bill I co-authored with Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica).
San Diego’s three Cultural Districts include Balboa Park, home to 17 museums and the San Diego Zoo, Barrio Logan, which includes Chicano Park with 79 historic murals, and in North County, the Oceanside Cultural District., which celebrates the city’s Beach City heritage, museums and growing arts scene. The budget recently signed by Governor Newsom included a $10 million increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council (which also receives federal funding), for competitive grant programs that fund arts and cultural experiences across the state. Last month, the Council announced 1,243 grant awards totaling over $20 million for arts/cultural nonprofit organizations, the largest allocation in over two decades. The budget also provided one-time grants to a number of organizations including the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Armenian American Museum and Cultural worlds of bacteriology, nuclear fission, and X-ray technology, to the physical outer world of Bayer aspirins, bicycles, the first gasoline-powered automobile (Mercedes), helicopters, jet aircraft and space exploration -- the German mind was always there, in the beginning stages of these great discoveries and inventions.
There have been some who have chimed that we should just be Americans, without the hyphenated American identifiers as in IrishAmericans, Jewish-Americans, Italian-Americans, MexicanAmerican, African-American, etc. However, in a democratic country, the majority of Americans have clearly claimed their dignity and birthright to choose, vote, change laws, worship, or celebrate as they please, without any curtailment or restriction or condemnation to do so by any government or individuals. We Americans often voice our opinions, loudly and clearly. As such -- and when polled -- a landslide of the 327-million citizens of this great country of ours today have absolutely no problem with this hyphenated American tag. In repeated surveys they expressed a greater faith, and a greater belief that we are bigger, better, stronger, and more civilized to quibble over the puny and petty idea that usage of hyphenated American descriptions, as cited above, can ever (laughingly) bring us to our knees. German comedian, Michael Mittermeier, liberates himself by directly confronting German
Center of California, the Latino Theater Company, and the Korean American National Museum.
The Arts Council’s mission, “Advancing California through the arts and creativity,” not only enriches lives, it can spur new businesses, increase employment, attract more tourism and establish vibrant cultural economies throughout the state. It is my hope that other communities in this region, including North Inland San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties, will soon be able to take advantage of the state’s Cultural District program. Information on the California Arts Council and on the Council’s Cultural District program can be found at their websites: http://www.arts.ca.gov and https://www.caculturaldistricts.org
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.
stereotyping with humor that scores high here in America: “I’m a German comedian . . . people say ‘That’s an oxymoron! How can that be possible – a funny German comedian?! That’s like a Russian Human Rights Commission!’” From that point on, Mittermeier has his audience in stitches. In the wake of high-decibel laughter, he has made his presence known and - without politics and the heavy hand of preaching -- he has made a devastating point. The audience will never again be the same. A powerful German stereotype (of Germans not being funny) has just withered and died on the vine. Germany today is full of top-notch standup comics. I’m a born-and-bred California boy. I skin-dived off La Jolla Cove with my buddies. As teenagers, my buddies Dennis Dieffenbacher, Ray Lockwood, Joe Kerr, and Jimmy Kasanos often spoke of their families without pretense or hesitation. It was both fascinating and fun. Joe talked about his Italian-American roots in Trenton, New Jersey. Likewise, Jimmy Kasanos spoke of his family being Greek-Americans and his mother served me my favorite dessert, backlava. We had no hang-ups. Nothing to hide. We were, openly, all like brothers. Deep down, we all knew, despite our ethnic diversity that we were simply Americans. Americans with a seasoning of “Heinz 59” added in
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for good measure. That’s the recipe that all Americans are made from. And we should never be ashamed of that. It was close friend and skin-diving companion, Dennis Dieffenbacher, who often bragged on warm, summer vacation days: “We Americans invented the roller coaster, the jaw breaker, and rock ‘n’ roll. Dude, there ain’t anything better than being Americans!” Best bud, Dennis . . . we could never argue with his flawless logic and common sense. We were all still under-aged back then, but, found ways to lift a glass of green beer on St. Paddy’s Day, and we even wore the green. Who were we to tell revelers on the parade route to stop being Irish-Americans? Especially, since those were the same folk we laughed and patted on the back during Oktoberfest!
I just love my country! I just love
The Author, Friedrich Gomez. This is his 133rd cover story for The Paper!
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and Recreation Club organization. The meeting will be on Saturday, August 3rd, at 5:30pm (new start time), at the Vista Masonic Center, 761 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista 92084. For more information, go to www.ncabirdclub.com.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class on Sunday, August 4th - A monthly 4-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The class will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm Sunday, August 4th, at the shooting range located east of Lake Wohlford, 16525 Guejito Road. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for those who do not own any but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun and ammunition if they own one. Cost is $60.00. Register at 760-746-2868.
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting – The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be on Monday, August 5th, for all North County Inland communities. This Group sponsors free monthly meetings for persons with Parkinson’s and their caregivers on the first Monday each month from 10am to 12noon, at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, in the Parish Hall. The first hour features a speaker relating to Parkinson’s and the second half consists of breakout groups of people with Parkinson’s in one area and caregivers in another area. Featured speaker for this meeting is Sherrie Gould, Nurse Practitioner, Scripps Movement Disorder Clinic, who will present “Treating Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s – and Nuplazid Medication.” Come learn, share, meet, and enjoy free refreshments with other involved Parkinson’s persons. For ques-
tions, please call Brigit King being an American. 858.354.2498 or Carol Maher 760.749.8234.
North County Widows and Widowers August Events – We invite you to these social events for lively conversation, tasty nibbles and opportunities to make new friends in upbeat social settings. Thursday, August 8, 3pm, Happy Hour, Kings Fish House, 5626 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad; RSVP to 760.207.3387, Johny. Sunday, August 11, 11:30am, Champagne Brunch, The Crossings, 5800 The Crossing Drive, Carlsbad, $38.18 inclusive pricing and to include Champagne (rate subject to change). RSVP to 760.304.0015, MaryLou. Thursday, August 15, 11am7pm, Day at the Del Mar Race Track, $36. (box lunch $11.00 optional). Reserved Club House seats upgrade $6/additional, at box office. Meet at Vista Senior Center (fee parking). Book directly with the Vista Sr. Center Culture Caravan at 760.643.2828. Additional information, contact Shirley at 760.741.8004. Sunday, August 18, 2pm (meet in lobby 1:30pm), Coastal Communities Concert Band, Summer Pops Concert, Cost $15/at box office. Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad, Optional dinner: O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 640 Grand Ave, Carlsbad. RSVP 760.757.2029, Anne. Friday, August 23, Oceanside Elks Twilight Dinner Dance, 444 country Club Lane, Oceanside. Bar & dinner 5pm; music 6:30pm. Prime Rib $15 or order off menu. RSVP Required, 760.438.5491, Dottie. Tuesday, August 27, 3pm, Happy Hour/Lobster Dinner, The Grill at St. Mark’s Lake San Marcos, 1750 San Pablo Drive, $14.99 dinner (salad/dessert, extra charge). RSVP Required, 760.207.3387. Tuesday, August 27, 12noon; Book Club luncheon and discussion; additional information, 760.438.5491, Dottie.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
J.P. Morgan: The Nation’s Banker & Entrepreneur
On the surface, this story might seem a boring business tale, but, in a nutshell, the following explains how America became a world leader in nearly everything. It’s a short-read, but a big explanation.
There were eight key giants of early American industry who were responsible for building our nation: Andrew Carnegie (steel), Henry Ford (automobiles), Thomas Edison (developing electric lighting, motion pictures, recordings and more), John D. Cornelius (oil), Rockefeller Vanderbilt (railroads and shipping), Alexander Graham Bell (telephone), Cyrus McCormick (farm implements), and John Pierpont Morgan, who financed many of the above entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Single Travelers Club Meeting – This group will meet from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, August 13th, at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. There will be Happy Hour specials. Visitors welcome. The discussion will be “Comparing ocean cruises versus river cruises.” Please RSVP to Jackie at 760.438.1472.
7 Tips to Protect Your Business; Don’t Get Sued – The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop with tips to save you from employee lawsuits, presented by Lou Storrow from Storrow Law, APC, and Laura Henderson, North County HR. California has strict workplace rules that businesses must follow. Lack of knowledge of these rules can easily lead to an employee lawsuit. This workshop will focus on different topics ranging from complying with sexual harassment training and wage-hour rules to understanding medical and family leave. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 13, from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Chamber office, 5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad, 92008. Cost is $10/Chamber members; $20/nonmembers, lunch included. Contact the Chamber for reservations. Veterans of Foreign Wars to Hold “Chili Cook-off” Fund Raiser - For the last 12 years, the VFW in San Marcos, Post 3795, has been providing the Polinsky Children's Center (a safe haven for abused children) with much needed items for the children at Christmastime. This year we are having a "Chili Cook Off" at our San Marcos Post to raise money for the children in the Center. The entry fee cost is $5.00. The taster's/judges fee is $7.00 for all the tasting you would like to do. There will be 20 open spots to enter your winning chili recipe. The "Cook off" will be on Saturday, August 17th. You can drop your crock pot of chili off at noon. Tasting starts at 3pm. The tasters will be the judges. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. All monies received from the tasters/judges fees will go towards providing the much needed items starting with the infants to age 18 years old at the Center and the Camp Pendleton Military Christmas Assistance Fund for
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Morgan kept American industry going with his money and influence during some of the nation’s most devastating financial crises.
J.P. Morgan Sr., born April 17, 1837, was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At one point in the early 20th century, his money literally kept the U.S. government from going bankrupt.
Morgan played an important role in the formation of General Electric, U.S. Steel, International Harvester and American Telegraph & Telephone (AT&T). During the early part of the 20th century at the height of Morgan's career, he and his partners had financial investments in many large corporations and had significant influence over the nation's high finance and members of the United States Congress. He directed the banking coalition that stopped the national Panic of 1907; he was the leading financier of the so-called Progressive Era, and his dedication to efficiency and modernization modern-day transform helped American business. Yet, he was dubbed one of the so-called “robber baron,” along with Carnegie, Ford, Edison, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt. Morgan learned at an early age how
to make money. At 26, during the American Civil War, in an incident known as the “Hall Carbine Affair,” Morgan financed the purchase of 5,000 rifles from a U.S. Army arsenal at $3.50 each, which he then resold to a field general for $22 each.
Morgan’s process of taking over troubled businesses to reorganize them became known as "Morganization." He reorganized business structures and management in order to return them to profitability. Morgan’s reputation as a banker and financier also helped bring interest from investors to the businesses that he took over. At the depths of the Panic of 1893, the Federal Treasury was nearly out of gold in 1895. Morgan had put forward a plan for the federal government to buy gold from him and European financiers. Morgan came up with a plan to use an old civil war statute that allowed him and the Rothschilds to sell gold directly to the U.S. Treasury, 3.5 million ounces, to restore the treasury surplus, in exchange for a 30-year bond issue. The episode saved the U.S. Treasury but hurt President Grover Cleveland's standing with the agrarian wing of the Democratic Party, and became an issue in the election of 1896. Banks came under a withering attack from Democrat candidate William Jennings Bryan. To maintain the status quo in business, Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, along with some Wall Street bankers donated heavily to Republican William McKinley, who was elected and then re-elected in 1900. By 1900, Morgan’s firm was one of the most powerful banking houses in the world, focused especially on reorganizations and consolidations. After financing the creation of the Federal Steel Company, Morgan merged it in 1901 with the Carnegie Steel Company and several other steel and iron businesses to form the United States Steel Corporation.
The Panic of 1907 was a financial crisis that almost crippled the American economy. Major New York banks were on the verge of bankruptcy and there was no mechanism to rescue them, until Morgan stepped in to help resolve the crisis. Treasury Secretary George B. Cortelyou earmarked $35 million of federal money to deposit in New York banks. Morgan then met with the nation's leading financiers in his New York mansion, where he forced them to devise a plan to meet the crisis. Morgan organized a team of bank and trust executives which redirected money between banks, secured further international lines of credit, and bought up the plummeting stocks of healthy corporations. Vowing to never let it happen again, and realizing that in a future crisis there was unlikely to be another Morgan, in 1913 banking and political leaders, led by U.S. Sen. Nelson Aldrich, devised a plan that resulted in the creation of today’s Federal Reserve System.
In 1913, Morgan died in his sleep in Rome, Italy at the age of 75, leaving his fortune and business to his son, John Pierpont Morgan ,Jr. His estimated fortune at "only" $80 million, prompting John D. Rockefeller to say: "and to think, he wasn't even a rich man."
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Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer (1874-1922) The advertisement above, placed in a London newspaper in 1912, inspired nearly 5,000 replies. Shouldn’t you be advertising in The Paper, your local, community paper?
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families with children. The VFW is the only organization that supports this project by sending a Santa and gifts to the Center. For more info, call 760 744-3795 or email post firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Challenge Day – One day – one purpose! On Monday, August 19th, Rady Children’s Hospital turns 65, a special day to honor countless birthdays that have been made possible by our community of dedicated and generous donors. Together, we are changing, improving and saving children’s lives. Celebrate with us during a 24-hour fundraising challenge. When you give on the Hospital’s birthday, your gift will help countless children celebrate many more birthdays, for years to come. Make a gift on Monday, August 19th, challenge your friends and family to do the same and share why you’re all in for Rady Children’s. It’s easy! Spread the word on social media using #RadyChallenge Day. Fundraise – start a social media fundraiser to help kids. Text RADY to 41444. For more information, contact the Foundation at 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123, or call 858.966.5988. Senior Travel Service Events Coming Soon – The Senior Travel Service, a service of the Escondido Senior Center Enterprises, Inc., 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, 92025. Phone 760.745.5414; Hours M-F 9am-12noon. Senior Travel only accepts cash or check for payment. No Credit Cards. Payment due for Day trips should be 4-6 weeks in advance. Payment due for overnight trips should be 6-8 weeks in advance. The next travel meeting will be Monday, September 9th, 2019, with Randy from AFC, at 1pm in the auditorium. We will be on summer vacation from July 29th thru August 9th, returning to the office August 12th. There is no meeting on August 12th.
Upcoming trips are: Monday, August 19th, Pauma Casino, cost $10. Wednesday, September 18th, Big Bear; cost $73. Travel to the mountains in Big Bear for shopping and lunch on your own in downtown Big Bear; then board a narrated cruise on the lake before heading home. Monday-Thursday, October 21-24, Reno. Cost S/$418 or D/$328. Travel to Reno for 3-night stay at Silver Legacy and four-day excursion. Tuesday, a docent tour with lunch at an old “Brothel House”. Wednesday, visit Lake Tahoe for shopping, lunch on your own and casinos. On the way home we will stop at Bishop and visit Schat’s Bakery. Tuesday, November 12th, Aquarium of the Pacific, with lunch; cost $89. Travel to Long Beach to see aquarium that has 17 major exhibit tanks, through an underwater tunnel where waves crash overhead. Included is lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with time for shopping nearby. Tuesday-Thursday, December 3-5, Las Vegas/Mt. Charleston; Cost is S/$280 or D/$215. Travel to Las Vegas for 2-night stay at 4 Queens (new south tower). Wednesday, go to Mt. Charleston for lunch at rustic Charleston Lodge. Evenings on your own for gaming/shopping.
Possible trips for 2020: Oscars in Palm Springs; Reagan Library; Pioneertown/Temecula Olive Store; Coastal Fun Tour; Santa Barbara via Amtrak; Colorful Songs Review-Western; Seal Tour in San Diego; Zion, Lake Arrowhead/Octoberfest. Watch for details in the months to come.
Charity Brant of YMCA Outreach to Speak at Anti-Trafficking Collaborative - Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will host the North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative meeting on Thursday, September 5th, at 9am, at United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Ave, Vista. The event is free to the public; coffee and pastries will be provided. The guest speaker is Charity Brant, YMCA Outreach Coordinator, Youth and Family Services, Transitional Housing
Development. This outreach offers innovative, effective programming in a safe and welcoming space for young adults experiencing homelessness in North S.D. County through street outreach, drop-in centers, housing, family finding, and therapy. The North San Diego County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative is a Program of Service of Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland in partnership with United Methodist Church of Vista. The Collaborative is a diverse group of individuals and community organizations committed to eliminate human trafficking and modern day slavery. Our mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking, provide a platform to share information, improve services, educate ourselves and the public, and advocate for policy and legislation related to human trafficking. Our Collaborative Meetings are held bi-monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 9am to 10:30am in the Church’s Fellowship Hall (lower level) at 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. Admission is free and all are welcome. Visit
https://sivistaantitrafficking.wordpress.co m/, or www.soroptimistvista.org. We’re also on Facebook; please LIKE our Facebook Page.
Early-Bird Discount Available for Hospice Golf Classic – The Elizabeth Hospice “Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic” tournament, auction and dinner will be held on Friday, September 13th, at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, with registration and lunch starting at 11am and a Shotgun Start at 1pm. Enjoy 18 holes of golf before heading off at 6pm to a cocktail reception, BBQ dinner with locally brewed craft beer, live blues music, auction and awards. Invite friends for dinner and/or golf. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Bereavement program which provides a wide range of services to our community’s grieving children and teens. Early-bird pricing ends on July 31st and
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Hello, Editor, I would like to reply to your Reader’s rant on illegal immigration. He is apparently under the mistaken impression that it is the immigrants which arrive at our border that are illegal. He is wrong, it is our President who is acting illegally. It is now, and has long been the law that anyone can come to our border to apply for asylum. Under US Federal Law, and International Treaties, people fleeing persecution in their home countries may seek to live in safety in the US. Our President illegally seeks to stop this legal process, in various ways, such as slowing the process by processing a few if any applicants each day, trying to force them to stay in Mexico while they wait for the decision, or forcing them to apply
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Contemporary Women Donate Teddy Bears to Vista Community Clinic GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) holds a quarterly “Sew-In” at the San Marcos Community Center. Members bring their scissors and sewing machines and the latest project was creating 60 teddy bears that will be donated to the Vista Community Clinic. The clinic is able to set up a safety net for children who otherwise would go without the medical care they need, or end up in a hospital emergency room. Visit
www.cwonc.org, www.cfwc.org, or www.gfwc.org. Habitat for Humanity is Asking for your Help – Habitat for Humanity is asking for your help so more local families can find the American dream of owning a home. Help us build homes and change lives. In June we celebrated National Homeownership Month o raise awareness and funds for local families in need of a safe, decent, place to call home. But there’s still work to be done. For many of our community’s hardest working families, low-wage jobs and the high cost of
an another countries border. All these actions are unlawful.
So contrary to your reader’s assertions, it is our President who is illegal. And when the previous head of Homeland Security explained this to him, he fired her. /s/ Jan P. Stubbs San Diego County
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DEAR EDITOR : I AM WRITING THIS LETTER IN REGARDS TO MUSLIM AND THEIR PART IN WW2. MY FATHER IS SURVIVOR OF PEARL HARBOR AND SERVED 27 YEARS IN US NAVY. WHEN WW2 STARTED IT WAS NAZI GERMANY, JAPAN, ITALY, RUSSIA, AND THE ENTIRE MUSLIM WORLD.
AL HUSSEINI WAS THE GRAND MUFTI, LIKE THE POPE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. HE HATED THE JEWS AND MUSLIMS WERE PART OF THE FINAL SOLUTION. HE BROADCASTED TO ALL MUSLIM NATIONS FROM BERLIN. THERE WERE 3 DIVISIONS OF WAFFEN SS UNITS. HUSSEINI HE HELP SET UP DEATH CAMPS, (sic) TRUCKS TO BURN THE JEWS, HITLER -HIMMLERADOLPH EICHMAN-VONRIBBENTROP LOVED THE living often make it impossible to afford a decent place to live, much less purchase a home. That’s why we are asking for and need your support today! At San Diego Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. With your gift of $25, $75, or $150, you will help more local families achieve their dream by building strength, stability, and a home of their own. We have seen first-hand how safe, decent, affordable homes create better opportunities for children and their parents alike. We hope you will consider supporting our vision where everyone in San Diego County has an affordable place to live. Every gift makes a difference! Contact us at San Diego Habitat for Humanity, 8128 Mercury Ct., San Diego, 92111.
San Diego Foundation Helps 934 Students with $2.8 Million in Scholarships - The San Diego Foundation recently announced the award of more than $2.8 million in scholarships to 934 students pursuing higher education during the 2019-2020 school year. Among the scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 school year, 52 percent are the first in their immediate families to attend college, and 81 percent are considered low-income students based on Expected Family Contribution data. According to research from the Public Policy Institute of California, only a fraction of students in California capable of earning a degree actually do, and students from underserved communities are greatly under-represented in colleges and universities. The Community Scholarship Program ensures more San Diego County students have the opportunity to accomplish their academic goals. The scholarships are made possible through support from 146 unique charitable funds at The San Diego Foundation established by donors engaged in the Community Scholarship Program. This Scholarship program is the largest in the region outside of the university system and
MAN. HE ESCAPED JUDGEMENT AT HE NUREMBERG TRIALS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN HANGED.
AFTER THE WAR HE WORKED WITH HITLER TOP TERROIST OTTO SCORRINI WHO TRAINED MUSLIMS IN HIS METHODS
YASSAR ARAFAT-SADAM HUSSIEN-ABDAL NASSERMOMAR KADAFI-AND MANY MORE. MUSLIMS HAVE ESCAPED THIER PART IN WW2 AND THIS NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDERN, BECAUSE THOSE WHO IGNORE HISTORY WILL REPEAT IT AGAIN. THE McCARRAN-WALTER ACT OF 1952 SHOULD BE ENACTED ON ILLHAN. I WILL CLOSE WITH THE QURAN FORBIDS MUSLIMS TO SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO THE US CONSTITUTION.
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provides a variety of scholarships to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $33 million to thousands of students.
Students interested in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year will be able to apply beginning December 2019. If you are interested in opening a scholarship fund to support students fueling our San Diego economy, contact Danielle Valenciano, Director of Scholarships, at (619) 235-2300.
Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine Director Introduced – After a nationwide search, the San Diego Humane Society is excited to announce the new Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine Director, Zarah Hedge, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP. Hedge previously worked as a veterinarian at the San Diego Humane Society between 2013 and 2015, and we’re thrilled to welcome her back. Eight months ago we opened the Bahde Center, a state-of-the-art hospital where thousands of companion animals each year receive the veterinary care they need and deserve. Shelter medicine is a unique field of veterinary medicine that focuses on the specialized and diverse needs of animals in shelter environments. Certified veterinarians in the field of shelter medicine remain quite limited. Dr. Hedge is one of only 28 veterinarians in the country who hold the distinction of being certified in shelter medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She brings more than a decade of experience to her new role and is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. As the director, Dr. Hedge will strengthen the Humane Society’s shelter medicine program, and will help shape and mentor future leaders through our veterinary intern program. SD Women’s Foundation Elects New President - The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) has elected its new
president, Susan Howe, beginning July 1, 2019. Susan has been a member of SDWF for 10 years and actively involved in the community. Susan will help SDWF advance its mission to inspire women to engage in collective philanthropy toward underserved communities. Howe, a resident of Scripps Ranch, is a retired development professional with experience working for the San Diego Public Library Foundation as the Major & Planned Gifts Director. Howe has also served as a member of the Junior League, President of the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Public Library and as a Founding Member of Hidden Valley House Auxiliary. She is an alumna of Scripps College where she graduated with a BA in Political Science. The organization, founded in 2000, educates and inspires women to engage in collective philanthropy. They invest in innovative solutions that benefit the underserved communities. Contributions and talents of the 220 SDWF members have resulted in more than $3.5 million in grants that have been awarded to 96 nonprofit programs, touching thousand of lives in and around the San Diego area. For more information, visit www.sdwomensfoundation.org.
Passion 4 K.I.D.S. Founders Guests of Serbian Royal Family to Help Serbian Orphans - Charles and Linda Van Kessler, founders of Passion 4 K.I.D.S., an Encinitas-based 501(c)(3) non-profit for children, were guests of HRH Crown Prince Alexander (the godson of Queen Elizabeth) and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia at the Royal Palace. The Royal Couple, who serve as the country’s “King and Queen”, work tirelessly to improve the lives of Serbian children, particularly the many orphans.
The Van Kesslers accompanied the Royal Couple to visit the children in two orphanages as well as two children’s hospitals. In addition, they participated in an event at the Royal Palace where the Royal Couple
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greeted 1200 orphans with food, entertainment and gifts selected personally for each child. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. donated 3000 stuffed animals to personally give to the Serbian children during the visit. The Royal Couple invited the Van Kesslers to celebrate Linda’s birthday at a private dinner in the Royal Palace, a very “Downtown Abbey” experience! Charles and Linda are available to share their “Royal Experience” and photos with your audience. Founded by Charles and Linda Van Kessler, Encinitas-based Passion 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids In Desperate Situations) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dealing with handicapped, neglected, abandoned, abused, and underprivileged children of any race, color and creed as well as children in acute, life-threatening, emergency situations in the United States and Serbia. These are the “forgotten” children whose young lives have been turned upside down, that fall through the cracks with little or no insurance or government programs available to help them. Visit www.passion4kids.org. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. has helped more than 1000 children in the San Diego community and thousands more around the world.
Children with Cancer to Attend Specialty Camp in Balboa Park – From July 29 to August 2, children with cancer will be attending a specialty camp in Balboa Park; the Seany Foundation’s annual Day Camp <https://www.theseanyfoundation.org/for-family/seanys-campreach-for-the-sky/> gathers kids age 4 to 8 who have or have had cancer, as well as their siblings in the same age range. These kids spend their week at summer camp in Balboa Park surrounded by friends like them and specialized counselors from The Seany Foundation. Among field games, dress-up days and crafts around every corner, some of these kids best memories are
formed at camp each year. New to this year's camp is the Cooking with Campers activity, where esteemed Chef Carlos Anthony of Herb & Wood <https://herbandwood.com/> will lead campers in a handson cooking class. This previews Chefs Fest 2019, one the organization's biggest fundraiser for camps throughout the year.
Cancer changes the childhood experience of young ones who are diagnosed, as well as their siblings. In order to provide a safe haven for emotional challenges and allow these children to make fun, carefree memories together, The Seany Foundation creates a summer camp experience with plentiful activities and medical personnel on hand. Kids can have fun, feel normal and discover themselves with the company and support of peers experiencing similar struggles, while nurturing the mind, body, and spirit through time outdoors in nature. Visit www.theseanyfoundation.org. Camp Highlights: Monday, July 29th, Yoga flow with Pocahontas; Tuesday, Luau with a slip-n-slide and water balloon toss; Wednesday, 2pm Cooking with Campers, and at 4pm All camp talent show. On Thursday, All camp marshmallow battle. For full camp schedule and information, contact Shannon@gomixte.com. To donate to The Seany Foundation, visit https://www.classy.org/give/64461/#!/dona-
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Princess is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 10 month old, 7 pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown Tabby coat.
Princess arrived with her three kittens. The little family went into foster care until Mom and her babies were ready to be adopted. Princess was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from a rescue partner through the FOCAS program.
The $100 adoption fee for Princess includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.
tion/checkout> or https://theseanyfoundation.org/.
Tanner is a 3-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer looking for a home. When he was brought to San Diego Humane Society in January 2019, he was very under-socialized. For this reason, it takes Tanner a long time to warm up. Tanner’s new family will need to be patient as he builds trust with new people. Tanner would likely benefit from living with another confident, social dog who can show him the ropes. He would also be happiest in an adult-only home. Tanner is a shy sweetheart just waiting for the right family to give him a chance. His adoption fee includes his neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst and a license for residents in the city limits of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista. Tanner is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.
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The Pastor Says...
I noticed a lot of forgotten automobiles. Maybe they were put there for a “project.” You know, a way for Dad and Son to spend time together. Restoring, rebuilding. But the years pass and they become salvage and then junk. Rust becomes the dominant color in many of those yards.
Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene
If you’ve ever ridden a train, you’ve probably noticed that they often travel through the backyards of America.
On a recent trip through the central valley, we passed a lot of huge backyards that caught my attention. Front yards are the part of our property that lots of people see. They are neat, orderly, planted in lawns and healthy plants. Sometimes it is our pride that drives this. Or, we just enjoy growing things. Or the HOA requires it. Backyards are different. Usually you can’t see them from the street. They are more private, more personal. The HOA hardly ever cares about them. Backyards are where we store the forgotten things of our past. At least that’s the way it looks from the window of the train making its way north from Bakersfield to Oakland.
It’s not always cars. Could be a boat, a riding lawn mower, an appliance. Few people deliberately threw them away in the backyard. They stored them with thought of a future that never materialized. And eventually, they were forgotten. I’m amazed at how much a backyard is like our spiritual walk. No one deliberately walks away from God. From a church, maybe, from a particular church possibly. But usually, it is a person, an issue, a disagreement that causes us to walk away.
And we store that part of our life in some distant corner of our lives. Ever notice how the “junk” is stored at the far corner of your backyard. The farther it is from your house, the further it is from your mind. Perhaps you have stored “church” in a distance corner, waiting for that “someday” to start rebuilding, restoring, renewing.
Why not make today that “someday,” pull out the project and start working.
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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 Residents encouraged to recreate outside
The City of San Marcos invites all residents and visitors to enjoy the city’s public parks and the many miles of trails while being mindful and observing all park rules.
San Marcos is known for our parks and trails. By being considerate of others and following all park and trail rules, our residents and visitors can safely enjoy what this community has to offer. Here are a few friendly reminders for anyone choosing San Marcos as its recreation destination: • Keep dogs on leash. Owners must have their dog on a leash no longer than 6 feet while out in public unless they are in one of the city’s off-leash dog parks. • Pick up your dog waste. Be sure to pick up any pet waste and take it with you or discard in a designated receptacle. • Share your air. Smoking and vaping are not permitted within 100 feet of any public park, trail or facility, except in designated smoking areas. • Leave your drinks and glass containers home. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted in public parks or on trails. • Be sure to hydrate before any long hikes and to bring water along. • Wear sunscreen to avoid sunburns. To learn more about city parks, trails and recreation opportunities, visit www.sanmarcos.net/play.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
The SANDAG meeting on Friday had over 80 speakers who came to share their views on the SANDAG agenda item to approve going forward on the SANDAG staff concept of 5 Big Moves. Candidly, it was unfortunate that we had so many people feeling compelled to speak. Why? Because too much misinformation was put out to the media early on and certain narratives took on lives of their own. So, let’s set the record straight. All of the electeds serving on the SANDAG board are for a public transportation system. The only question anyone has really asked is what is the transition plan and how much does it cost. The SANDAG staff can’t answer that question. They want and need two years to do the analysis. The board approved that request. So, we need to let them do their work. That work includes how much of the original Transnet plan (fixing/improving certain roads and interchanges) still should be completed. I think a reasonable solution will be found but we need to do our due diligence before drawing any lines in the sand. Thank you. Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido email@example.com
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"I know," I said, "and you don't have to do all that you do to save the dogs either."
He's a special guy, Bruce is. Wish we had about eleventy-hundred more like him. So many dogs to save, so few people who will get off their butts and work to save them . . . or to help out. If I were Catholic I’d nominate Bruce for One of the most dedicated and nicest guys I’ve ever known. (We took our two girls to that same kennel today to get a shampoo, nails, etc. $40 for the two of them . . . and now they smell purty.)
They actually seem to enjoy going to the kennel for their beauty shop treatment. It's the San Marcos Kennels on Twin Oaks Valley Road. I recommend them highly and they do help the Puppy Coalition and other dogs that need to be rescued. If you ever need kennel facilities, these folks have earned your support, due to their ongooing dedication and care for dogs. •••• Youngest son Kenny stopped by today
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Prepare Long Before Wildfire Threatens
At this time of the year, Vista Fire officials always worry about the dry Santa Ana winds. High winds and low humidity can transform a small, easily controlled fire into a catastrophic event. As we know, there is always the potential for wild fire in our region. Becoming informed is the first step to living safer and smarter. The key is to design a plan for wildfire, prepare your home and surroundings, and practice fire-safe activities. Be ready long before fire threatens, be prepared and plan your evacuation. Check the following tips or download information at ReadyForWildfire.org. • Maintain defensible space around your home. • Remove or isolate plants known to be highly flammable. • Make a list of items to take during an evacuation. • Learn alternate ways out of your neighborhood in case the usual way is blocked. • Plan how you’ll transport your pet, if necessary. • Listen to local TV/Radio news. If officials instruct you to leave, do so immediately.
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss
Oceanside Harbor Safety Program
The City of Oceanside is moving forward with a new volunteer program designed to provide information to slip renters, boaters, paddle boarders, kayakers, beach visitors and the general public that comes to enjoy the Oceanside Harbor.
This program will have volunteers on kayaks inside of the Harbor who will visit the docks, kayak launch areas and boat ramp while paddling a kayak. Their purpose will be to inform users of the general boating and safety rules. Many new users of the Harbor have taken up kayaking and paddle boarding without any previous boating experience. The City believes this will provide increased safety inside the Harbor and improve customer service. These volunteers will also act as the eyes and ears for Harbor Administration and will communicate via waterproof radios regarding any important issues. The program is expected to start during the month of August
to fix our television. (He's an audovisual genius). Afterwards, we were relaxing, enjoying a bottle of Guinness together.
He told me of a time, three years ago, when he had visited his cousins who live in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Came evening time and they decided to adjourn to a pub for pint . . . a good auld Irish tradition. "We drove about 15 miles outside Belfast, along these ancient, winding roads . . . roads that have been there for centuries. Pitch dark. Finally, we came to the pub. A beautiful, traditional, Irish pub. Dark, smoky, lovely. I ordered a Guinness. All four of the other lads ordered . . . a Bud Light!" "Bud Light?!" I asked.
"Yep. We went all the way to Ireland . . . the home of fine beers, lagers, ales . . . and, of all things, they ordered Bud Light. I don't drink that crap here at home . . . sure wasn't gonna drink it there. I had another Guinness. They had another Bud Light. They apparently love the stuff." At least our Irish cousins could take great comfort in bragging that they were drinking . . imported beer. Can’t beat San Diego weather
We have a nice little ocean close by. Mountains are not very far away either. We have great entertainment parks, the Wild Animal Park (I still call it that),
Sea World, San Diego Zoo . . Legoland. We have the Flower Fields, Old Town, Petco Park, Seaport Village, a number of venues that stage plays, play new and classic movies . . . and there always seems to be two trees close enough to each other that you can hang a hammock and take a nice nap on a spring, summer or fall afternoon. And the price is right.
Lyle’s Secret Corn Chowder Recipe: 1/2 cup diced bacon
Potato and Onion . . .
One pint of Half and Half
Place the bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat, and cook until crisp. Drain and crumble, reserving about 2 tablespoons drippings in the pot. Mix potatoes and onion into the pot with the crumbled bacon and reserved drippings. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Pour in the water, and stir in corn. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover pot. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender.
Warm the half-and-half in a small saucepan until it bubbles. Remove from heat before it boils, and mix into the chowder just before serving.
The Paper • Page 12 • July 25, 2019 integrated America’s armed forces. From 1948 until the end of the draft in 1973, an entire generation of young men served with and under NCOs and officers of every race. In 1954 “Brown V the Board of Education” ended segregation. The Voting Rights Acts of 1957 and 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 lifted racial barriers institutionalizing equal rights. But the real battle for equal treatment was just beginning.
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How I became a racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted pig
I remember what racism looked like in mid 20th century America. In almost every town, a river, street or set of railroad tracks separated black from white neighborhoods. It didn’t matter if you were a doctor, teacher, factory worker or field hand. Your skin color dictated where and how you lived. For generations there was little resistance to this status quo from either side. Most white folks knew it was wrong but it was easier to just let it go. Black folks risked arrest or worse if they bucked the system so most just let it go too. But change was “blowing in the wind” Harry Truman jump started the civil rights movement in 1948 when he
Sports Tickets By Jeff Figler
Lets face it, all of us have gone to an event, whether it be a sporting event, a play, or even a movie. When we get to our seats, or possibly when we get home, we throw away the ticket stubs. Sounds familiar? Of course it does.
Why should you keep the tickets, other than to remind you of who you went with, and when. But to keep ticket stubs just to be keeping them, what’s the point?
Well, not so fast. Yes, it is true that in all but very rare circumstances, that ticket stubs, and even full tickets have no significance. Absolutely none. However, there are some unique situation when keeping the ticket stub might pay off. It’s rare, but it does happen. Usually with sporting events. I’ll give you an example. Take the basketball game that Wilt Chamberlain scored his record 100 points. Well, if you have a ticket for that March 4, 1962 game, played in Hershey, Pennsylvania, you can sell it for a cool $1000-$2000. If you have the entire ticket it would be worth a lot more. But granted, who thinks of keeping their tickets, unless of course, you had gone to the game and knew that it had historical significance. Lets go back a bit and trace the evo-
Many fought integration for fear of economic consequences. Racism took on an additional character. In addition to being fueled by racial intolerance, fear of economic damage became a factor. Home owners, businesses and developers feared that black access would hurt property values or drive white consumers away. Whatever their motives, the result was the same, racial discrimination.
Slowly over the years the fears and ignorance that created American “racism” dissipated. Vestiges of racial intolerance still exist, but there is absolutely no comparison between the race relations and attitudes of today and those in mid 20th century America. The same holds true of attitudes toward the LBGQ community, the place of women in society and our tolerance of people of different faiths. America has become by far the most tolerant and least judgmental of all nations. In 1955 no one would have believed we would elect a Catholic president or that a nation with a 15% black population would elect and re-elect a black president. In two genera-
lution of collecting sporting tickets.
As the sports memorabilia craze exploded, collectors began thinking of the various items that could be linked to a major sporting event. Of course, there are balls, bats, caps, jerseys, and even scorecards. Well, if there are scorecards then why not tickets? Bingo.
However, the significant games and events must truly be historical. There could be championship games, or ones in which milestones were reached, or ones in which records were broken. That’s why the ticket to the Wilt Chamberlain record setting game in Hershey is so valuable. Of course, the ticket must be in demand. For example, a ticket to a game in which a pitcher threw a nohitter might be in demand in local area in which the game was played, but probably not anywhere else. But take a ticket for a Super Bowl, or a World Series game, or even to the last game of Stan Musical or Derek Jeter. Now those tickets are worth some money. If Musial or Jeter had signed those tickets then they would be worth even more. There are some collectors who do collect tickets of games that they have an interest in, even if they are not valuable. For example, there are some collectors who collect tickets of games of opening games of a particular team, or games in which players hit for the cycle, or even games in which baseball man-
tions we have seen women rise from virtually no presence in business or politics to head corporations and fill the seats of government.
I and millions of Americans blinked back tears as Tiger Woods accepted the green jacket at Augusta. It wasn’t because he is black. It was because we recognized his almost super human triumph over personal demons and physical adversity. It was a tribute to perseverance, integrity and the human spirit. When Serena or Venus win a Grand Slam or our women win the World Cup at soccer we don’t celebrate their color or sex. We celebrate because they are part of us, they are Americans. But today in spite of the obvious evidence to the contrary, there is a movement in our country that seeks to make us believe we are a deeply flawed society. They have a vision for society that strictly conforms to a very narrow view of “social justice.” You can criticize Mark Zuckerberg’s management at Face book and no one cares, but criticize GM’s Mary Barra and you’re sexist. You can admire loving and lasting relationships between same sex couples, but if you crack a grin when a pot bellied, middle aged drag queen wearing nothing but a feather boa glides by on a “Pride Parade” float, you’re homophobic. If you believe that a particular culture that denigrates
agers made their debut. Use your imagination.
To give you some idea how much ticket collectors will pay for a treasured item, consider the following. Remember when Muhammad Ali used his birth name of Cassius Clay? Okay, now do you remember his epic heavyweight championship fights with Sonny Liston? Well, a ticket stub from his first fight with Liston went for almost $600.
A ticket stub from the Brooklyn Dodgers game of September 24, 1957 went for $1150. You might be asking yourself why that ticket would be sold for so much. Well, it was a ticket from the last game at Ebbets Field, before the Dodgers moved West.
women, kills homosexuals and denies the human rights of any who do not accept their religion does not qualify as beneficial “diversity” you are a bigot. If you are unwilling to judge all of American history through the single lens of slavery, you’re a racist.
The purveyors of “identity politics” who indict America as a racist, sexist, homophobic and bigoted society are typically either too young or inexperienced to understand the reality behind their own rhetoric or they are possessed of a political agenda that seeks to avoid genuine debate by discrediting opposing views with pejorative labels. Below are four basic beliefs held by today’s “progressive” arbiters of social consciousness. When a woman accuses a man, he is guilty. Any act of violence or criminality can be justified as resistance to historic white male oppression. LBGQ are not simply to be accepted, they are elevated conditions of humanity deserving of special status. Adherents to Judeo-Christian religious tradition are at best misguided and probably evil.
If you can buy into these four basic principles you just might avoid being labeled.
valuable. A 1923 World Series Game 6 ticket stub was sold for almost $72,000 because it was signed by Babe Ruth. Finally, a ticket stub from July 4, 1939 signed by Lou Gehrig went for $95,600. That was Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium at which he delivered his “Luckiest Man Alive” speech.
One time I had a caller on one of my radio shows who wanted to know if a ticket stub from a game that was never played was worth anything. To better explain, teams will print tickets to, lets say, World Series games that they never play in. No, those tickets are not worth anything. There are good mementos of possible better days.
A ticket from Game 1 of the 1919 World Series went for $1200. That was the World Series that was associated with the infamous Black Sox scandal. Three full tickets to different games of the 1924 World Series were sold for $3250.
A ticket stub from Game 4 of the 1918 World Series went for almost $24,000. The fact that Babe Ruth set the World Series record for the most consecutive scoreless innings increased the value of the stub. Signed ticket stubs can be very
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The name of the business, Lively Root,
located at 2029 Sycamore Drive, San
Marcos, CA. 92069.
The name of the business, West Coast
This business is registered by:
Synthetic Coatings, located at 2237 Avenida
Plant Source, Inc.
Del Diablo, Escondido, CA. 92029.
2029 Sycamore Drive
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2237 Avenida del Diablo
Escondido, CA. 92029 This
First day of business n/a. conducted
/s/Janelle Pyle, Secretary
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
First day of business 5/01/19.
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/19/2019
7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/19
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/13/2019
court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name:
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STATEMENT #2019-9014025 name
LashPerfect_by.Irene, located at 707 Civic Center Dr., Suite 106, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: 1510 S. Melrose Dr., #152 Vista, Ca. 92081 business
Arroyo 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
Irene Rosario Ruiz Sanchez
Arroyo on behalf of a minor child filed a petition with this
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individual. /s/Irene Rosario Ruiz Sanchez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9013740 The name of the business, Jevstile, located at 1519 Cortina Circle, Escondido, Ca. 92029. Jose Eduardo Villagrana
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Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Nicole My Tu 5955 Mira Mesa Blvd., Ste B, San Diego, Ca. 92121 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/Nicole My Tu Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/01/2019 7/25, 8/01, 8/08 & 8/15/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016589
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016071 The name of the business, El Torito Market, El Torito Meat Market, located at 3163 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Toritos & Bonita, Inc. 422 San Diego St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/01/1996 /s/Roberto Ricardez, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017399 The name of the business, Paul Robert Anina Love of Learning Scholarchip Fund, located at 623 Beverly Place, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Raylene Haunam Veloz 623 Beverly Place San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 9/1/2009 /s/Raylene Haunam Veloz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/15/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016558 The name of the business, Innovative Sign Systems, located at 518 Golf Glen Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Snowfox Enterprises, Inc. 518 Golf Glen Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business 7/3/19. /s/ Michael Snow, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/03/2019 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 & 8/01/19 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016070 The name of the business, Torito’s & Bonita, Inc., El Torito Market and El Torito, located at 422 San Diego St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is registered by: Toritos & Bonita, Inc. 422 San Diego St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 4/01/2002 /s/Roberto Ricardez, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016069 The name of the business, Bonita Foods; Bonita, Market; Rancho La Bonita; Rancho Bonita; Rancho Bonita Foods, located at 311 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. This business is registered by: Torito’s & Bonita, Inc. 422 San Diego St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 1/01/2000 /s/Roberto Ricardez, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016036 The name of the business, Mathnasium of Vista, located at 20 Main St., #119, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Math of Vista Village Co., 1174 Alexandra Lane Encinitas, CA. 92024 This
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9014642 The name of the business, Ocean Hills Windows and Doors, located at 1970 Foothill Drive, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Gilbert Sanchez Consruction, Inc. 1970 Foothill Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 6/10/2019 /s/Gilbert Sanchez, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/10/2019 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9015984 The name of the business, Premier Lending Group, Premier Real Estate, located at 3615 Barranca Ct., Carlsbad, CA. 92010. This business is registered by: Jane Riley 3615 Barranca Ct. Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Jane Riley Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016635 The name of the business, De Portola Winery, De Portola Vintages, located at 28465 Old Town Front St., #311, Temecula, CA. 92590 This business is registered by: De Portola Estate Winery, LLC 28465 Old Town Front St., #311 Temecula, CA. 92590 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Theodore Neugebauer, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/05/2019 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 & 8/01/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016194 The name of the business, Landon’s - East Meets West, located at 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 138, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: A.H.S.V. LLC 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 138 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Varadarajan Sriram, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/27/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017847 The name of the business, APECO Engineering, located at 415 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Muna Talal Rahman 415 N. Santa Fe. Ave. Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/17/19. /s/Muna Talal Rahman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/17/2019 7/25, 8/01, 8/08 & 8/15/2019 ________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016404 The name of the business, Performin, located at 250 North City Drive, Apt 338, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Morteza Esazadeh 250 North City Drive Apt 338 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Morteza Esazadeh Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/01/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (PW RFP19-11) DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) AND LABOR COMPLIANCE CONSULTING SERVICES (CITYWIDE, AS-NEEDED)
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 4:00 p.m. on August 2, 2019. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of performing DBE and Labor Compliance Consulting Services as needed. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $890,000. TERM Services as needed for up to five (5) years. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE Subject to 49 CFR, Part 26 entitled “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs”, the DBE goal range is 0% to 18%. 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=39 481 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. 7/25 & 8/01/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016948 The name of the business, Niche Systems, located at 1549 Morenci St., San Diego, CA. 92110. This business is registered by: Trevor Ray Hall 1549 Morenci St. San Diego, CA. 92110 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/09/19. /s/Trevor Ray Hall Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/09/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019 ____________
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9015601 The name of the business, North County Party Rentals, located at 4655 Calle de Retiro, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Alfredo Arango 4655 Calle de Retiro Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 10/01/18. /s/Alfredo Arango Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/20 /2019 7/04, 7/11 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2019-00032064-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Erica Elizabeth Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Erica Elizabeth Williams to Proposed name Erika Ali Jade. . 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 objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 13, 2019 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 24, 2019 /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 7/4, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017282 The name of the business, Sparkl Productions, located at 3010 Segovia Way, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Ednalu Amante Peck 3010 Segovia Way Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/01/2019. /s/Ednalu Amante Peck Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/12/2019 7/18, 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9015963 The name of the business, Off The Hook Digital Marketing, located at 924 Mimosa Ave., Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Nancy Volpe Hinsley 924 Mimosa Ave. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/26/2019. /s/Nancy Volpe Hinsley Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016453 The name of the business, Bloom Psychology, located at 1507 E. Valley Pkwy, Suite 3 #100, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: Ama Yam 1507 E. Valley Pkway, Ste 3 #100 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Ama Yam Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/02/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017534 The name of the business, Dew Manufacturing; Custom Cycle Engineering; Dew Machine & Tool,, located at 1970 Peacock Blv d., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Intuitive Racing, Inc. 1970 Peacock Blvd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 7/03/19. /s/Jean Linville Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/16/2019 7/25, 8/01, 8/08 & 8/15/2019 ____________
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, August 5, 2019. Project No.: CUP19-0005 Applicant(s): Vision Trilingual Preschool Request: Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a 4,436 square-foot preschool within an existing commercial center, including a 2,000 square-foot fenced playground on the south side of the parking lot, in the Heart of the City Commercial (SPA-C) Zone. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt (EX19022) 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 the Property: 403 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, more particularly described as that portion on Lot 1 in Block 51 and 60 of Rancho Los Vallecitos De San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map thereof No. 806 as filed in the Office of the County Recorder of said county, December 21, 1985. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-050-45-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen, Associate Planner by calling 760-7441050 extension 3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council 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 August 15, 2019). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Council 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 email@example.com. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 07/25/19. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9015769 The name of the business, NVH Motorsports, located at 770 Sycamore Ave Ste 122-164, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Claire Power 904 Holly St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/21/2019. /s/Claire Power Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/24/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DAVID W. SCHRECK Case No. 37201900036500-PRPW-CT To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of David W. Schreck, David Schreck, David Walter Schreck, Dave Schreck, A Petition for Probate has been filed by Harry T. Ferrari in the Superior Court of C a l i f o r n i a , County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central. The Petition for P r o b a t e requests that Harry T. Ferrari be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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 a p p r o v a l . Before taking certain very i m p o r t a n t actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause as to why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: August 22, 2019 Time: 1:30 p. m. . Dept: 503 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 a p p e a r a n c e may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a c o n t i n g e n t 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. O t h e r C a l i f o r n i a statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: J. Mark McNeill, Esq 16885 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste 325 San Diego, A. 92127 (858) 613.2970 7/25, 8/01 & 8/08/2019` FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9015912 The name of the business, Thrifty Supply Company, located at 929 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 101, Vista, CA. 92081 This business is registered by: American General Tool Group 929 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 101 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/Altaf Godil, Secretary Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/25/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016012 The name of the business, CAP Inc., CAP Real Estate, CAP RE, located at 325 Kentfield Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Commercial Appraisal Professionals, Inc. 325 Kentfield Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/Eric Roush, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2019 7/04, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/2019 ___________ _
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