Volume 46 - No. 30
July 28, 2016
by Friedrich Gomez
This year 2016 marks the 90th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death in 1926 and yet, despite the passing of nearly a century, he remains the most powerful and most recognized name in the world of magic, today. No other magician -short of Merlin himself -- even laps his historic legacy. There is no one remotely close enough to even stand in his long shadow. Houdini certainly has no shortage of detractors among magicians. Some guilty of hidden professional jealousy, no doubt. Others carp that he had great faults. All human beings have great faults. Those who attest otherwise are relegated to the humorous line: “Those people who think they are perfect really upset those us who are!”
So, the question remains – whereupon does Houdini’s immortality rest? Because, like it or not, he remains unchallenged as the most famous magician that ever breathed air. This does not sit well with some people, especially some magicians. Yet, his name remains immovable as the most recognized, the most celebrated, in all magical history (which extends over 7,000 years, possibly longer).
Harry Houdini. The mere mention of his name conjures up a kaleidoscope of images and meanings that seem as boundless as the man, himself. In the entire sweep of human history, and especially entertainment, Houdini occupies a secure place in the consciousness of the general populace, on a worldwide level. His magical career is a classic example of what many of today’s entertainers refer to as a ‘cross-over hit.’ He was the world’s first, true “superstar,’ whose celebrity cut across most cultural boundaries, unlike opera singers, music composers, or literary icons whose prose were not always well received internationally.
Will Rogers, America’s beloved satirical genius, sized him up as, “The greatest showman of our time – by far!” Ireland’s Nobel laureate, playwright, and social commentator, George Bernard Shaw, went even further when he evaluated Houdini as one of the three most renowned individuals in the world! At his zenith, he was a pioneer aviator (one of the first to conquer flight over Australian skies on a controlled aircraft), inventor, author, and the Grand Inquisitor to the world of Spiritualism. He virtually lived on The Paper - 760.747.7119
the front pages of cosmopolitan newspapers. Unless one lived during his age, it is difficult for contemporaries to feel the true pulse and vibrancy of his influence, as when he walked the earth.
During his day he was the number one box office draw as a live performer on the vaudeville stage. In 1920, he set an unprecedented record as the highest-paid solo entertainer when he earned the staggering sum of $3,750 a week at the London Palladium! Even by today’s 2016 standard, that would be a gargantuan weekly paycheck. Houdini’s weekly salary of $3,750 a week at the
London Palladium back in 1920 would be the equivalent of earning $47,000 a week today! In his heyday, his annual income was more than double that of the U.S. President!
Ever the quipster, Houdini once said about all this fanfare: “With due modesty, I recognize no one as my peer.” Humor reminiscent of Oscar Wilde.
As a movie star he not only acted in several Hollywood feature films, such as “The Grim Game” for Paramount Aircraft Pictures (1919), but he eventually wrote, produced, and created his own Houdini Picture Corporation.
Houdini Continued on Page 2
Born Erik Weisz, in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on March 24, 1874, the scion of a Jewish rabbi, his early beginnings lost no time in becoming shrouded in mystery. As a young child, he was brought to Appleton, Wisconsin. After their arrival, ironically, it was Houdini’s mother, Cecilia Weisz (formerly, Miss Steiner), who began the Man of Mystery’s enigmatic life. After their Wisconsin settlement, she arbitrarily claimed Appleton as his place of birth, and April 6 as his birthday. It has been asserted that she wanted to jettison her son’s Hungarian birth so that young Erik would assimilate quicker, thinking he was American, not an immigrant’s son.
The Paper • Page 2 • July 28, 2016
Houdini Cont. from Page 1
The man of mystery left a trail of controversy and puzzlement from cradle to grave. Like the consummate illusionist, his life became difficult to separate fantasy from reality.
Specifics regarding Houdini continue to be as elusive as his escapes. For instance, several esteemed scholars disagree on such rudiments as his height, etc. Some biographers give his height as 5’ 2.” Other sources estimate him as 5’ 7” tall. Referencing photographs where Houdini is standing next to famous individuals is of no help as Houdini would use various tricks to appear taller, such as standing on his toes or using a variety of lifts in his shoes. Credence tends to favor his physical stature as 5’ 5” – and that remains the most authoritative estimate. Why are such details of importance? Primarily because accurate minutiae is a vital barometer in the overall accuracy of any pursuit. And secondly – and perhaps as importantly – the genral populace wishes to be so informed. It is highly democratic to give the people what they wish to know. Worldwide interest in Harry Houdini – even to this day – seems to substantiate this ‘craving for detail.’
There have been legions of books and several films on the life of this great showman, so the intent of this article is to delve into those aspects which are less well-known to the casual observer. However, some prominent points of reference must be made to give a somewhat clear overview of the man’s life.
Young Ehrich was often called by a pet name, Ehrie. To the indiscriminate ear, Ehrie sounds like “Harry,” and so the evolution was a subtle one: Harry Weiss. But even this name transformation was only temporary. The young Ehrich Weiss
Diary recordings reveal that Harry was particularly close to his mother, as her motive for his acclimation into the New World was never applied to his siblings.
In a letter to his brother, Theo, Houdini vowed to continue his mother’s observance of his April 6 birthday, and Appleton as his place of origin. This devotion to his mother’s wishes began the first of many mysteries of Harry Houdini’s life. In subsequent interviews, as an adult, this misled many newspapers, and other publications, to print both his birthplace and birthday, erroneously.
Sir Winston Churchill once made a celebrated remark about Russia on a radio broadcast in 1939 that could very easily apply to Harry Houdini’s life: “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Recruiting
The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process. After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day.
Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous. 'You have no arms!'
'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe!'
And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon. The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced
As so often happens when the early immigrants came to America, immigration officials sometimes officiated their names phonetically, i.e. as it sounds, rather than how it should be properly spelled. Houdini’s birth name, Erik Weisz, was recorded at his port of entry as Ehrich Weiss.
he had finally found a replacement for Quasimodo.
But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below. The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred and ninety five church steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moment before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, 'Bishop, who was this man?'..
'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied, . . . BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL' WAIT ! WAIT! There's more
The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.
The first man to approach him said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday. I pray that you honor his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty.' The bishop agreed to give the man an audition and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to
soon became enamored with the great French illusionist, Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, after reading the great magician’s autobiography. So entranced was Harry that he wanted to become like Houdin, himself. A close friend (erroneously) told the smitten Ehrich that if he only added the letter “i” to Houdin, it would signify “like,” in the French language. Wanting to be like his idol, Houdin, Harry quickly added the ‘i” and subsequently became: “Houdini.” Later in life, much of the fabrication that surrounded him was of his own making.
Houdini’s friends were names out of a Who’s Who book. One of his closest admirers was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, distinguished author of the Sherlock Holmes books. The British writer was forever convinced that Houdini possessed supernatural powers; a claim that Houdini, himself, denounced as totally untrue. It was Sir Conan Doyle’s wife, Lady Doyle, that caused Houdini to become even more derisive about socalled spiritualists – mediums who claimed to make contact with the dead. This, despite the fact that a young Harry Houdini performed as a spiritualist, earlier in his career. Regarding Lady Doyle, a rather uncomfortable episode transpired for the now-established escape artist, when she showed Houdini a demonstration of “spirit writing,” wherein she claimed to be an intermediary between Houdini and his deceased mother, Cecilia Weisz. When Lady
strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot.
Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side. 'What has happened? Who is this man?' the first monk asked breathlessly.
'I don't know his name,' sighed the distraught bishop, 'but....''HE'S A DEAD RINGER FOR HIS BROTHER.' Evelyn and I recently I went to Le Cafe in Las Vegas for breakfast. They said "inside or outside?" What? Outside of course meant under the sky painted ceiling. We chanced that it wouldn't rain and took the outside. Dining out . . .
Doyle wrote a message that she said came from his beloved mother, from the spirit world, Houdini became perturbed. The alleged message from the Great Beyond was ‘written’ in English, stating that Mrs. Weisz was happy, and for her son not to be despondent. The message was accompanied by a Christian cross, which further caused Houdini discomfort. Mrs. Weisz was obviously of the Jewish faith, the wife of a rabbi, and would never have included any Christian symbol. Neither would she have written anything in English. German was her first language and she both spoke and wrote German to him, having very little knowledge of the English language, as did her husband, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weisz, who was from the German Reform Judaism faith. Rabbi Weisz was fluent in three languages: German, Hebrew, and Hungarian. English was never mastered. Little did Lady Doyle realize that her escapade as a spiritualist-medium – who claimed to have made contact with Mrs. Weisz – would help set into motion a crusade against Spiritualism, spearheaded by Harry Houdini, himself. The profane involvement of his mother’s name on such fraudulent terms vexed him to the point that he became relentless in exposing fake spiritualists from coast to coast. Houdini viewed such undertakings as insidious, causing many a grieving widow (and widower) to be misled, exploited, and often
Houdini Cont. on Page 3
count coupons attached. The coupons expired in June of 1976! 35 years old! (Wonder if the dinner rolls are still good. [they went in the trash]). ••••• I'm writing a book about reverse psychology . . Please don't buy it. ••••• I'm having a birthday on November 4th of this year. Actually, I have a birthday on November 4th of every year. I've been told that I'm getting a brand new president as a birthday gift.
Question: If I don't like this gift . . . can I send it back?
A man comes into a restaurant and asks, "How do you prepare a chicken here?"
The waiter says, "We just tell them they're going to die." Three old guys out walking. First one says. "Windy isn't it? "
Second one says, "No it's Thursday"!!
Third one says. "So am I. Lets go get a beer.”
I don't want to suggest Evelyn is a hoarder or anything, but she's cleaning out our pantry and came across a box of dinner roll mix with $0.10 dis-
Urgent Internet Alert: If you get an email titled "Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi," don't open it....BECAUSE It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.
Chuckles Cont. on Page 6
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:
firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings/Events Calendar
Honor Flight San Diego Needs Donors for Fall Flight – Urgent! Your help is needed for the September 30-October 1-2 Tour of Honor Fall 2016 Flight for WWII Veterans to visit and reflect at their memorials in Washington, D.C. Top priority is given to senior veterans; World War II survivors, and other veterans who may be terminally ill. Honor Flight San Diego (HFSD) is an all
Houdini Cont. from Page 2
fleeced of their fortunes.
Like Don Quixote, Houdini tilted his lance, not at windmills, but at the charlatans who paraded as genuine mediums. Spiritualism was all the rage in 1920s America and Europe. So much so that even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle supplanted his Catholicism for Spiritualism, which had its genesis in the 1840s. Doyle and Houdini soon became estranged. Houdini’s attachment to his mother was towering. Her name would not be allowed to be desecrated in the name of Spiritualism. This was the woman who some say even occupied a tier above Houdini’s own wife, Bess (Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner). When his mother died, at age 72, when Houdini was away from her, performing in Copenhagen, Denmark, he physically collapsed, unconscious, upon reading the cablegram telling of her passing in the States.
Prior to this sailing, his mother kissed him and told him in German: “Ehrich, vielleicht bin ich nicht da wenn du zuruck kommst.” (Translation: “Ehrich, perhaps I won’t be here when you return.”) She had uttered this before, but this time it came to fruition. Houdini’s diary reveals the agony he endured. Long afterward, he would routinely visit her burial place, lying face-down upon her gravesite, speaking gently to her in revered tones. That Houdini was, in street vernacular, a “Mama’s Boy,” is something he readily admits to in his own diary entries. There is no shame in it. Bar mitzvahed at age 13, Houdini kept the Torah’s law of honoring one’s parents, and so he did, Old World style.
Houdini’s death is often confused with that portrayed in Hollywood’s fictionalized movie version, “Houdini,” starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (Paramount Pictures,
Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 3 • July 28, 2016
volunteer, privately funded non-profit created solely to honor American’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Please consider supporting this very special opportunity now, especially considering the extremely pressing timing. HFSD is proud to have flown 983 veterans since their founding in 2010. There are still a large number of WWII veterans on the waiting list and more than 1200 on the Southern California waiting lists. To view photos of earlier Tours of Honor to Washington DC, visit the photo gallery at www.hfsd.zenfolio.com. You can help fund the next flight by purchasing Official Honor Flight San Diego Gear at www.hfsdgear.org. There you will find hats, HFSD embroidered logo shirts and fleece jackets, t-shirts, WWII Memorial photo Books, pins, sweatshirts, and special awards you can customize for your WWII Veteran. Proceeds go to the HFSD fund. Donations are appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to Honor Flight San Diego and mailed to 9423 Keck Court, San Diego, 92129. HFSD is a California nonprofit, exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3, classified as a Public Charity. For more info, visit www.honorflightsandiego.org.
You’re Invited to Exhibit Opening Reception – The San Diego Archaeological Center invites you to the Fort Guijarros: Soldiers, Yankee Whalers and Fisherfolk Exhibit Opening Reception on Saturday, August 6, from 11am-1pm, at the S.D. Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027. Built in 1796, Fort Guijarros was built to guard the
1953). To this day, many people are confused as to how he actually died. Another slice of mystery added to his legend and lore.
The beginning of his demise was at the Princess Theatre in Canada on October 22, 1926, where he was performing. Earlier, Houdini had presented a lecture on physical fitness at McGill University. Ever the fitness fanatic – he never drank alcohol nor smoked – he espoused the virtues of clean living. Throughout his life, Houdini prided himself as a Spartan, for his agility, strength, and endurance. Early in his youth he excelled in sports, such as track, boxing, and swimming. He was such a formidable swimmer that he had once planned to compete in the Olympics in that event.
It is the apogee of irony that his physicality would, inadvertently, lead to his undoing. While reclining on his backstage couch, reading his fan mail, two McGill University students visited him. One was an artist who was busying sketching a portrait of the great showman, when a third visitor arrived, by the name of J. Gordon Whitehead. It has been said that Whitehead was an amateur pugilist who was curious as to Houdini’s ability to withstand solid punches to his midsection. Houdini had demonstrated this on previous occasions while lecturing on the importance of maintaining one’s physical fitness.
Whitehead inquired if the great magician would demonstrate to him how his abdominal muscles could withstand such a punch. Houdini acquiesced. Putting aside his fan mail, the great showman began his ascent from a reclining position on the couch. Not fully erect, and still not prepared on bracing his midsection, Whitehead unleashed a barrage of vicious punches! So ferocious were the punches that the other students thought Whitehead to have lost his senses! They were about to inter-
entrance to San Diego Bay. Occupied by the Spanish, Mexican, and eventually United States military, the fort played a key role in the early history of San Diego. The installation was excavated in 1981 to 1995, revealing thousands of artifacts documenting the lives of people who lived there. Curated by Dr. Ad Muniz, this exhibit incorporates history, archaeology, historic documents and artifacts. Highlighted are contemporary military occupation of San Diego, San Diego’s Whaling Past, and Fort Guijarros. The exhibit opening reception is free with admission. Members receive free admission, $2/person and $5/family. For more information, call 760.291.0370, visit www.sandiegoarchaeology.org, or email email@example.com.
Whose Live Anyway? – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE), has just announced the lineup for the next year. Listed here are the dates/events through January 2017: Thursday-Sunday, August 1114, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”: The Fats Waller Musical Show. Saturday, September 10, Kathy Griffin. Thursday, September 29, Big Head Blues Club featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks presents: The Songs of Willie Dixon. Friday, September 30, Keith Sweat. Sunday, October 2, The Quebe Sisters. Thursday, October 20, Flip Fabrique. Tuesday, November 1, Mexrrissey. Friday, November 4, The Midtown Men. Sunday, November 6, Marta Lledo. Sunday, November 6, Montgomery Gentry. Saturday, November
vene when Houdini called them off. Sadly, the damage had already been done, but Houdini – by sheer physical fortitude – refused to let on.
He had a show to commit to, and his stubbornness stayed on. By curtain time, the pain to his stomach worsened. Somehow, he preserved through the entire show. Finally, the searing burn of internal damage had risen to the point where he confessed all to his wife, Bess. Incredibly, he traveled under his own power to Detroit for the next engagement – but barely. A doctor had been wired ahead to attend to him. Stubbornly, Houdini went directly to the Garrick Theatre where he was booked to perform, overseeing and helping set up his magic props. He had to lie on the floor of his dressing room, as his strength and constitution evaporated. A Dr. Leo Drezka was waiting at the Statler Hotel in vain, and finally found Houdini at the theatre. Dr. Drezka, upon examining him, urged him to be hospitalized immediately! He refused.
When told the house was full, Houdini said he would not disappoint those who came to see him. Like a game cock that knows not when to quit, the renowned escape artist limped to the floodlights to welcome the assemblage. Sheer willpower, alone, carried him through his paces and when intermission came, he staggered and fell to the floor, out of view of the audience. Perspiration rolled off his face and his fever rose to 104. He was getting worse fast, and he fought the inexorable advancement of internal poisoning. What transpired next has puzzled the medical profession, as well as biographers: Houdini somehow returned to the stage to complete the second half of the show – though at times his assistants had to take over as the debilitating pain prevented him from
12, Whose Live Anyway? Saturday, December 3, Pink Martini. Sunday, January 22,Portland Cello Project. Wednesday, January 25, Garrison Keillor. CCAE is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For tickets, the ticket office is open TuesdaySaturday, 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-5pm, (closed Mondays), 800.988.4253 or online at www.artcenter.org.
Mono County Comes to Senior Anglers California’s Highway 395 vacationland will be explored at the August 12th meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Jeff Simpson from the Mono County Tourism Commission will present a power-point and talk on the outdoor opportunities for the Eastern Sierra. He will focus on fishing, hiking, camping, and the history of Mono County, and show examples of why the area is becoming known as the west coast’s premier change of Fall colors. Senior Anglers of Escondido is open to all anglers age 50 and above, with meetings held the second Friday each month, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido, 92025. Doors open at 8:30am, meetings start at 9:30am. Members of the club enjoy local freshwater fishing, summer saltwater charters, RV camping, and community service to help kids go fishing. Visit http://senioranglersofescondido.net/.
Mike Cavataio Memorial Golf Tournament – On Saturday, August 13, the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista and the Vista
Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 9
raising his arms! His stubbornness was his undoing. He was finally taken to the hospital. Dr. Charles S. Kennedy performed emergency surgery, extricating his badly ruptured appendix on October 25. Seventytwo hours of poisoning had already started its lethal work prior to the surgery. Streptococcus peritonitis set-in during post op. A frantic second surgery was performed on October 29, but the toll was too much for even Houdini to endure. Sadly, he whispered to his wife, Bess, that he was tired of fighting, and that he felt his worsening condition would finally get the better of him. It did.
At precisely 1:26 p.m., on Sunday, October 31, 1926, at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the greatest escape artist the world has ever known failed to escape his final challenge.
In everything Houdini did, he did in unprecedented style: his funeral was in New York at the Elk’s Lodge Ballroom, a stone’s throw from Broadway, the Great White Way, where all aspiring entertainers yearn to be. And he was supremely proud of his dexterity in manipulating a deck of cards; he was once billed as “The King of Cards,” a title he took great pride in. He died at age 52, the exact number of playing cards in a deck, the quintessential prop of all magicians. Even his exit from this world was in typical Houdini style: he passed away on the most magical and supernatural day on the calendar, Halloween! And his funeral drew a standing-roomonly crowd of over two thousand people – even unto death, he was a showman to the end. From today’s perspective, we often
Houdini Cont. on Page 5
The Paper • Page 4 • July 28, 2016 Escondido Sobriety Enforcement Results
On Saturday, July 23, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Fig Street.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints. Drivers whose only offense was being unlicensed to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 16 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 12 vehicles were impounded. Following are other results from this
event: 2275 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. 879 vehicles were screened in primary. 60 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) 37 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (7 for suspended license and 26 for unlicensed driver, 11 for no insurance.) There were two field sobriety tests conducted and one arrest for DUI. Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems.
Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb – all from one screen. Drivers caught driving impaired can
each guest . . . it was so much fun we are thinking of making it an annual event.
Man About Town
Well we gone and went and done did it!
We had our “Meet the Paper” event last Thursday evening at J&M’s Restaurant in Escondido. We met for a private dinner from 6pm to 7:30pm . . . then the public was welcome. A number of our readers responded and met the folks who make up The Paper.
Equally imortant, though, was the fact that our writers, columnists, and authors of all stripes got to meet each other. Though we all write together as a team it is seldom we get to see each other in person. This was a chance for us to all meet in a banquet room, break bread, and really get to know one another. Lots of laughter, lots of interesting information about
L-R, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s John Van Zante and Pastor Tom Fry, (retired) The political crowd was well represented by San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, and Escondido City Council Member, Olga Diaz. All four of our pastors who write for “The Pastor Says” were there, Pastor Richard Huls and wife Marcia, Pastor Hal Seed, Pastor Sam Brumit and Pastor Tom Fry . . . John Van Zante from Rancho Coastal Humane Society was there . . . our longest continuous advertiser, Paul Van Middlesworth and wife, Nome, genial proprietors of The Computer Factor, were there . . . brilliant San Marcos Dentist, Greg Hurt was there with his lovely Lisa and Dr. Liliane Shepard . . . and, of course, the star of the show, Friedrich Gomez was there along
expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Escondido PD will be continuing DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways. Temporary Road Closures in Escondido
Due to the installation of new utilities and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closure: • The north bound lane of Ash Street from Vista Ave. to Lehner Ave. will be closed now through Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Detour signs will be posted and all work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.These improvements are being done by a sub-contractor for a nearby housing construction project that is currently underway. The work is being done during the summer months to lessen the impact on neighboring residents and schools which are on summer recess. Manson Family Member, Former Death Row Inmate Denied Parole
Leslie Van Houten is a convicted killer and the youngest Manson family member who was originally sentenced to
Local News Cont. on Page 6
Letters to the Editor Dear Lyle,
Your recent article about Toronto was exceptional. Having family there, we have visited many times over the years.
The people there are extremely hospitable and fun-loving. Especially on Canada Day! (July 1st) /s/ Dimitris P. Magemeneas San Marcos, CA.
Past Copies of The Paper
We are pleased that so many of you want to read more cover stories from The Paper! It’s easy to do. Jump on your computer, go to: www.thecommunitypaper.com
Once there, go to Archives: Click on that and you’ll have over ten years of stories from which to choose! Enjoy!
Madison, who is sometimes known as “The Social Butterfly,” but more often known as “The Boss.” ••••• As regular readers are aware, Pastor Richard “Dick” Huls and I are pals and we meet at least once, sometimes twice a month at Major Market for (a) coffee, and (b) to solve the world’s problems in an hour to an hour and a half meeting. I think, given the world’s difficult situation lately, Dick and L-R, Marcia and Pastor Richard Huls, I are gonna have to meet a lot Escondido Council Member, Olga more often. Diaz, Dr. Liliane Shepard, San Invariably, we almost always Marcos Dental Clinic meet friends there who are out shopping. I was amazed to see long time friend, Steve Totten, come by and join us. Steve ran the Palomar YMCA for a number of years . . . but that was 20 years or so ago; he’s since been working at the YMCA corporate headquarters and this was the first time I’d seen him in, probably, 20 years. L-R, Guests Susan Hibbard, Ted Snoddy, Pastor Sam Brumit, Mission He not only looks good but 316, San Marcos, Nome Van he has begun to enjoy retireMiddlesworth, Friedrich Gomez, Paul ment. He just retired from Van Middlesworth the YMCA after 42 years. Brilliant career, he did a great with Carlos Abriz, his pal who liter- job, and is one of the truly nice guys ally had saved Friedrich’s life and to in the world. whom Friedrich will eternally be indebted. (Friedrich is very shy and seldom appears in public . . . we are trying to break him of that habit). Man About Town Oh . . . and the Man About Town Cont. on Page 5 was there . . . as well as Evelyn
The Paper • Page 5 • July 28, 2016
Houdini Cont. from Page 3
lose sight of how much he challenged the standards of his time. He was photographed almost totally in the nude with only shackles adorning him. It was a sly way for Houdini to sell the ‘forbidden fruit’ of nudity to early 1900s America, in an age where full-body bathing suits were the order of the day, for both women and men. Houdini had no equal in self-promotion and he made world headlines doing it. His mystique was so extraordinary that legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, once pleaded with him to restore her amputated leg! Despite his denials of such powers, her persistence brought tears to Houdini’s eyes. Though it is true that the great magician created much of his own myth, he stopped short of ever claiming supernatural powers.
Despite these denials, there were others who swore to their grave, that they had witnessed Houdini’s otherworldly powers. J. Hewat McKenzie, president of the College of Psychic Science in Britain, claimed to have witnessed Houdini’s supernatural prowess when escaping from a confinement. McKenzie swore that while standing at the wings, backstage, at one of Houdini’s performances, he saw the mystical showman ooze out of a huge canister that he was confined in (curtained off from the viewing audience), and then he reshaped himself back into human form! To his death, McKenzie never recanted his story. Such pronouncements were scoffed
at by Houdini, but, they nevertheless prevailed with large segments of society. Such was his impact on the consciousness of the world. Ninety years after his death, he is still the paramount name in magic. There is only one archival audiosource that exists of Harry Houdini’s voice. It was duly recorded in Flatbush, New York, on October 29, 1914, on what is called a Edison wax cylinder. Six cylinders in all comprise his voice recordings. His beloved sister, Gladys, is heard on one recording, in a poem recitation. Houdini repeats the poem in German.
That Houdini was ego-driven is axiomatic. Most Type-A personalities are. Like all mortals, he had both a good side and a bad one. To report his faults is fine; to ‘exploit’ them would be to rob him of his humanity on unrealistic terms. All in life is imperfect. Houdini cuts a wide swath. His life tugs at the heartstrings. This little Jewish boy, born in Budapest, Hungary, brought to America in his mother’s arms – only to suffer extreme early poverty – grew up to become so dominant in his chosen profession that his name was entered into the 1920 edition of Funk and Wagnall’s popular dictionary as a verb: “hou’di-niz,” defined as: “to release or extricate oneself from confinement, bonds, or the like . . . “
He was, and is now, the very personification of mystery, and magic, and the elusive dream we all chase after in
life. He lived the American dream.
Note: As an exciting bonus to our readership of The Paper, I am giving away five (5) VIP passes to the world-famous Magic Castle, located up in the Hollywood hills!
The Magic Castle is a private, membership-only restaurant and nightclub which is a magnet to the world’s greatest wizards and sorcerers who perform live at various elegant theatres within the multi-level castle edifice. Aside from the Magic Castle’s regular membership roster, it is also a safe unobtrusive haven for Hollywood celebrities, U.S. Presidents, and members of European royalty who have trafficked through these Victorian halls. Every major movie star has visited the Magic Castle and the Castle board of directors have included such luminaries as Johnny Carson, Cary Grant, and Orson Welles! To spend an evening of dining and magical fun at Hollywood’s favorite haunt is a dream waiting to come true for five of you reading this right now! To learn more about the Magic Castle please visit their website at www.themagiccastle.com and take a virtual tour and glimpse the mouthwatering dinner menu! Also, you may wish to read my past front cover story in The Paper titled, “The Real World of Harry Potter” (www.thecommunitypaper.com then click on Archives and navigate to November
Houdi9ni Cont. on Page 7
Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
Sometimes the good folks win in politics. Delighted to see long time pal, Paulette Donellon has now been certified as the winner in her campaign for the San Diego County School Board District 4 seat. It was, for awhile, a close race . . . and took a great deal of time to count all of the ballots . . . but when all the ballots were in and counted . . . Paulette was the winner!
I’ve known Paulette since she was a somewhat shy teenager. I’ve watched her grow into a mature young woman, an Army veteran, a successful businesswoman, excellent legislator for education issues . . . and an involved community member. Quite an accomplishment for what was once a shy young lady. Good for you kiddo! Proud of you! The education community, students, parents and faculty, will all benefit from your position. Go get ‘em!
The Paper • Page 6 • July 28, 2016
Local News Cont. from Page 4
death for her atrocious crimes, including stabbing her victim 16 times and showing no remorse for her actions. Van Houten was found suitable for parole by the California Board of Parole, but was denied by Governor Brown because she still is an extreme danger to society. Before the decision was announced, State Senator Joel Anderson sent a letter to Governor Brown imploring him not to grant this vicious killer parole and is grateful for Brown’s decision to put the safety of Californian’s first. Anderson stated, “I want to thank Governor Brown for rejecting the California Board of Parole’s recommendation to release Van Houten. By keeping a violent and disturbed murderer behind bars, we are keeping our communities safe.” Van Houten’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment when the death penalty was overturned in California in 1972. With now 20 denials of parole, this Manson cult follower is again kept out of the public sphere. Elections, Elections, Elections
While much of the nation’s attention has been focused on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions there are local politics to be aware of as well. Things are beginning to happen, politicians beginning to stir. For example, Carlsbad has had six people pull nomination papers . . . all for two open seats coming up on the Carlsbad City Council. Speculation is that this will be the most expensive City Council campaign ever in the history of the city. Cori Schumacher, Melanie Burkholder, Brian Flock and Ann Tanner, and incumbent council members Keith Blackburn and Lorraine Wood all have pulled papers. Next step is to file nomination papers by August 12th. Blackburn said the 2008 election was a “heated and expensive” contest between him and his leading opponent, Farrah Douglas, in which they both spent large amounts. He also offered kudos to Schumacher for raising so much money early in the 2016 campaign. “It’s not easy to raise money,” Blackburn said. “And it’s a presidential election year. Lots of other people want donations.” As of Dec. 31, Blackburn had an ending cash balance of $121,968.46 in his campaign account and Wood had $12,394.57, according to their most recent statements on file with the city clerk.
Bahai A Way of Life
Chuckles Cont. from Page 2
Kiss me if I’m wrong but dinosaurs still exist, right? •••• I find that I’m two girls short of a threesome. •••• I see no good reason to act my age.
Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe:
• all humanity was creat-
ed by one God and is part of one human race
• the purpose of life is to know and worship God,
to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of
humankind and to carry forward
• work performed in the
spirit of service is a form
Speaking of Age . . .
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It may blow you away. For some of us, this is all true: One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current
events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the computer age and just things in general.
The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before: ' television ' penicillin ' polio shots ' frozen foods ' Xerox ' contact lenses ' Frisbees and ' the pill There were no: ' credit cards ' laser beams or ' ball-point pens Man had not invented : ' pantyhose ' air conditioners ' dishwashers ' clothes dryers ' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and ' space travel was only in Flash Gordon books. Your Grandmother and I got married first,... and then lived together.. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every woman older than me, "ma'am". And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir." We were before gayrights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment,
Chuckles Cont. on Page 9
• the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach
where it will continue to
progress until it attains the presence of God.
Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
Rancho Bernardo -
Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido Sandy Coleman, 760-747-0049
San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264
Oceanside Dick or Patty Yant 1.619.985.9977 or 1.760.433.4447
This Session is Winding Down
The Legislature recessed in July and returns August 1st. Hundreds of bills await final approval before the Legislature adjourns August 31st.
Several of my bills passed the Assembly and are currently pending in the Senate. These include AB 59, which extends the sunset date for Laura’s Law allowing counties to provide assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for severely mentally ill, and AB 1754, which sets up a San Diego County pilot program to fund counseling services for elder and dependent adult victims of financial crimes from the Victim’s Crime Fund. In total, 12 of my bills made it through the Assembly this year.
Many important issues have already been decided. A balanced budget passed, though spending priorities remain skewed. Our crumbling highways were largely ignored (again), and the Department of Finance is predicting a return to deficit spending by 2019. Funding for schools will
increase in line with voter mandates imposed by Prop. 98; the CSU and UC systems will also see additional funding. The budget was signed by Governor Brown on June 27.
A firearms-related bill package aimed largely at law abiding citizens, including requirements for background checks to purchase ammunition, became law. However, legislation aimed at criminals restoring felony status to all firearms thefts was vetoed, allowing theft of a firearm under $950 to remain a misdemeanor!
More controversy was generated by Senate passage of SB 1146. If passed by the Assembly, SB 1146 will limit religious freedom by allowing state interference with private colleges and universities in determining what can be considered religious practices at those institutions. Heated debate about some very controversial issues will be likely as we head toward adjournment. There is still a lot of work to be done before the gavel goes down August 31st at midnight.
The Paper • Page 7 • July 28, 2016
Houdini Cont. from Page 5
27, 2014). The article gives you a very, rare inside look and what to expect within the Magic Castle, itself: such as the secret panels to disappear through, the various ghosts and phantoms that haunt certain areas, and the secret underground cities (beneath the Magic Castle) where you may explore and witness wicked performances! Each VIP Magic Castle Pass allows up to eight people to enter. Each pass does not include dinner, drinks, or entrance fee, which is applied to everyone. All magic shows in all the theatres inside the Magic Castle are free! All Muggles are welcomed.
If you are interested, please email me at Blitzfried@yahoo.com and make reference to the “Magic Castle Contest.” Please include your full name and mailing address. All names will be placed in a receptacle and a blindfold drawing will be conducted. Good luck to all!
by Tom Morrow
Know What? You could own this space. It’d be all yours. And over 20,000 readers each week would be able to read about what a nice person you are, and what a nice business you have. It’d be a nice little investment. Call us. We’ll talk. 747.7119
the top of her class. The author, Friederich Gomez
New Obituary Manager Named
The Paper has announced a new Obituary Manager, Rita Griffiths. Griffiths for many years handled obituaries and memorials for the Union Tribune and handled all details necessary to preparing professional obituaries and memorieals. She will help families write the documents or she will assist them in writing their own. With years of experience she knows how to work with families during times of grief.
She is widely respected within the funeral industry for her knowledge of the profession, for her professional manner of working with both funeral directors and/or families, as needed.
She has worked with the top funeral homes throughout San Diego Count;y for over 10 years and has develiped a reputation for being at
Griffiths is a mother three grown children.
She will be calling on San Diego County funeral homes to offer her assistance and she is available for telephone consultation at 760.747.7119. She is also available to speak to civic and service groups or to individual families in their homes.
The Paper can and does accept Obituaries and Mem o ri a l s presently but Griffiths is working up a special section of The Paper that will address a large portion of San Diego County and serve a wide variety of funeral homes, cremation services, and cemeteries.
When grief visits our home we want only the best to help us get through that difficult time. Rita Griffiths has been doing this for years and is totally understanding and helpful.
She has dealt with individuals, with families, with large families and small; funeral directors rely on Rita to help their families through this divvidult time. She is here to help.
nee. His “Gold” speech, given to conclude the debate on the party platform, immediately transformed him into a favorite for the nomination, and he won it the next day.
Bryan undertook an extensive tour by rail to bring his campaign to the people. He spoke some 600 times, to an estimated 5 million listeners. His campaign focused on silver, an issue that failed to appeal to the urban voter, and he was defeated in November. ‘The Boy Orator of the Platte’
While Donald Trump may not meet the definition of being neither Republican nor Democrat, he could best be described as a “populist.” He would not be the first to attract the populist vote in a presidential election. There was one other who made nearly as much of splash as Trump: William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska. A “populist” has more than one description, but the most commonly accepted definition in this context is one who attracts the support of the general public, regardless of party affiliation. Born in 1860, Bryan grew up in rural Illinois and in 1887 moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he practiced law and entered politics. He won election to the House of Representatives in 1890, and was reelected in 1892.
In Congress, Bryan was appointed to the powerful Ways and Means Committee and became a major spokesman on the tariff and money questions. He also introduced several proposals for the direct-election of U.S. senators. In May 1894, Bryan announced he would not seek re-election to the House of Representatives, feeling the incessant need to raise money to campaign in a marginal district was inhibiting his political career. Instead, he sought the Senate seat the Nebraska legislature would fill in January 1895. Although Bryan was successful in winning the non-binding popular vote, Republicans gained a majority in the legislature and elected John Thurston as senator for Nebraska.
Bryan believed he could be elected President in 1896 even though he remained a relatively minor figure in the Democratic Party. In anticipation of a presidential campaign, he spent much of 1895 and early 1896 making speeches across the United States; his compelling oratory increased his popularity among Democrats, becoming known as the "Boy Orator of the Platte." (The Platte River runs from the Missouri across Nebraska into the western states). In 1896, Bryan gained the Democraticnomination after electrifying the Democratic National Convention with his “Cross of Gold” speech. He had gone to the convention as an undeclared candidate, whom the press had given only a small chance of becoming the nomi-
The ’96 Presidential race is generally seen as a realigning election. The coalition of wealthy, middle-class and urban voters who defeated Bryan kept the Republicans in power for most of the time until 1932. Although defeated in the election, Bryan's campaign made him a national figure, which he remained until his death in 1925.He was defeated in the general election by the Republican candidate, former Ohio governor William McKinley.
Bryan ran for president a second time in 1900 and a third time in 1908, each time losing. Through the nearly three decades before his death in 1925, Bryan was ever present on political platform and speaking circuit, fighting first for silver, and then for other causes. Bryan served as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1915, resigning as Wilson moved the nation closer to intervention in World War I. His final years were marked with controversy, such as his involvement in the famed 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial” (Hollywood captured the episode in the film “Inherit the Wind,” starring Spencer Tracy and Fredric March in a fictional role depicting Bryan). The orator died shortly after the trial. But, according to a biographer, "Bryan's sincerity, warmth, and passion for a better world won the hearts of people who cared for no other public figure in his day.” Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.
For a GREAT Gift anytime . . Give a gift subscription to The Paper! (760) 747-7119
The Paper • Page 8 • July 28, 2016
Commercial & Residential Audio/Video • Voice, Video, Data Wiring Home Theatres • IP & Analog Surveillance Cameras RTI URC Harmony Universal Remotes • Flat Screen Wall Mounting Networking / Wireless Networking • Computer Services A Few of Our Satisfied Clients -
Sound Home Solutions is an authorized dealer for Sony, Samsung, LG, Yamaha, Denon, Polk and many other Audio/Video Products. We will meet or beat any retail or online distributor and if something was to go wrong with the product, we will service it for you which eliminates returns headaches. Licensed Bonded and Insured California State Contractors license # 934820
AC Service & Repair
Pre-season Special $199 Complete, Full Service AC Package (A $300 Value! Truck or Car! RV’s slightly higher.)
We will begin by diagnosing the problem. You tell us what's wrong, and we will not only confirm it, but also diagnose where the issue is stemming from.
In most cases, air conditioning problems stem back to low levels of refrigerant. Unfortunately, replacing the refrigerant will not be enough to fix the problem. If your refrigerant levels are low, we will need to determine why.
If it is because of a leak, we will need to determine where the leak is coming from before we can repair it. If there is no problem with your refrigerant levels, then we will move on to rule out other issues that could be causing your air conditioner to malfunction.
For the hot days that are sure to come... now's the time to get the jump on the air conditioning season and be ready for when the temps climb and climb and climb... you'll be enjoying air conditioned comfort.
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 5:00pm
• All Major Credit Cards Accepted
• All Parts & Labor 100% guaranteed • Warranty on all Parts and Labor 2 years or 24,000 miles
• Discounts - Active Duty Military and Seniors
• Tow Service Available
• Rental Car Service Available
• Concierge Service Available • Free Local Shuttle Service
• Free Vehicle Shuttle Service
760.746.6931 Between Juniper & Broadway
As always we continue to thank our brave troops for all they are doing for our independence.
God Bless America.
The Paper • Page 9 • July 28, 2016
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 3
Education Foundation (VEF) together will host the Mike Cavataio Charity Golf Tournament. Mike was a long time Kiwanian, former club president, chaired the golf tournament for many years, and was involved in many other charitable organizations. The tournament will start at 1:30pm at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. Consider making a donation to the tournament by golfing or donating items to be used as raffle or auction items. This is one of the major fundraisers for the Kiwanis Club and proceeds go directly to improving programs and helping children and families in the community of Vista. Check-in 12noon-1:15pm; scramble format; fee is $110/person and includes green fee/cart, driving range, dinner, team and individual awards, prizes, and auction opportunities. To RSVP, for questions or donated items to be picked up, call Dr. David Sherman at 760.208.3456. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; call Dr. Sherman.
Lake San Marcos Democratic Club Meeting – will be on Saturday, August 13, at 12:30pm for socializing and the program at 1pm, at the Pavilion (instead of the Conference Center), at 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, 92078. For the program, Mike Aguirre has been invited to give the background, history and status of the disposal of nuclear waste from San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, a contentious issue. The decision will affect San Diego environment and costs that residents may have to share. Mike was the San Diego City Attorney and was instrumental in exposing back channel dealings between regulators and utility companies regarding the failed San Onofre Nuclear Plant. He is in private practice now. Check the website at http://www.lsmdem.org for directions, call 760.743.2990, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class - A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday,
August 14 from 2pm to 5pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road, east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. Cost is $60/person. To register for the class call Jack at 760.746.2868.
Spirit of ’45 Day at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park – On Sunday, August 14, from 11am-2pm (formal program at noon) the Spirit of ’45 Day will be celebrated at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park. Some 71 years ago President Truman announced the end of World War II. In 2010, Congress unanimously approved “Spirit of ’45 Day,” a new National Day of Remembrance to recall the victory celebrations at the end of World War II. Each year the San Diego celebration grows larger as the numbers of WWII veterans gets smaller. There will be approximately 1,000 people in attendance and guests will be able to meet and interact with Pearl Harbor survivors, Rosie the Riveters, nurses, and hometown heroes. The event is open to the public and will include a formal program, dancing, WWII displays, WWII re-enactors, with food and beverages for purchase. Please join on their special day to celebrate our Greatest Generation! For more information about the Spirit of `45 event, contact the Veterans Museum at (619)239-2300. For information about volunteering or donating, contact Dan DeMarco at (619)569-6230 or email at email@example.com.
Oscar de la Renta Pop Up Event - On Tuesday, August 16th, The Country Friends invite you to an exclusive shopping event – an Oscar de la Renta New Collections Preview, from 10am to 4pm, at the Oscar de la Renta Pop Up Shop at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. There will be 10% off purchases made this day, and 10% of proceeds will be donated to The Country Friends. For more information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858.756.1192, ext. 4.
The Perfect Gift Anytime! A subscription to
The Paper Call
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018321 The name of the business: Victory Mor Apparel, located at 1204 N. Broadway, Apt G, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Victor H. Moran 1204 N. Broadway Apt G Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Victor H. Moran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/08/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04, and 8/11/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018627 The name of the business: Rivas Cleaning, located at 300 W. Los Angeles Dr., H-6, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Silvia Martha Rivas R and Jorge L. Rivas de la Fuente 300 W. Los Angeles Dr. H-6 Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 6/28/2006 /s/Silvia Martha Rivas R. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/13/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04, and 8/11/2016
Alliance for Regional Solutions August Events – On Thursday, August 18, the Alliance for Regional Solutions General Meeting will be from 8:30-10am, and the Bridge Housing Network: 10-Year Celebration from 10-11am. Join in the celebration of the 10- year anniversary of the North County Shelter System and the collaboration and accomplishments in addition to discussing the future success of the new Bridge Housing Network. Location is the North County Lifeline, Sage Room, 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, 92084. RSVP to Marylynn McCorkle at email@example.com.
Is AmeriCorps for you? - Join the North County Lifeline team as the new AmeriCorps member. Looking to do something meaningful with your degree? A paid service experience with AmeriCorps might be the path for you. North County Lifeline is recruiting an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow for the 2016-17 year. The role is full-time, lasts for 11 months, includes a modest living stipend, and an education award. It will provide a great opportunity to work with nonprofit agencies throughout the county, including North County Lifeline. The primary responsibility for the position will be to recruit volunteers for Lifeline's Club Crown Heights’ after school tutoring program, which focuses on academic success in reading, math, and STEM curricula. "My time as an AmeriCorps member has shown me the power that a community and its members hold. I am very fortunate that my position allows me to meet so many great people in the community who are doing remarkable work. I have learned how to transform an idea into a plan, and am better-equipped to pursue work in public service." AmeriCorps VIP Fellow 2015-16. Apply today to join a group of smart, committed, passionate VIP Fellows, or refer a friend, firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.842.6257. View the job description online.
Call to Artists - The Escondido Art Association (EAA), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego, invites artists of all ages, members and non-mem-
Chuckles Cont. from Page 6
and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege ... We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus. Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started. Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk. The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam .... Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of. We had 5 & 10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, ... but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. In my day: ' "grass" was mowed, ' "coke" was a cold drink,
bers alike, to participate in our Second Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open judged 2-D art show. A total of $1,075 in prize money, and free entries to future shows will be awarded in the following four categories: Watercolor; Oil/Acrylic; Photography/Digital; and, Other (mixed media, pastel, pen & ink, etc.). This exhibition of artwork will focus on the diversity that Escondido has to offer and all entries must adhere to the theme of promoting the pride and promise in the Grand City of Escondido in order to be eligible for an award. Complete information and 2-page flyer/entry form can be downloaded from our website: www.escondidoartist.weebly.com or by visiting the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, PH: (760) 489-0338. Richard Stergulz, award winning figurative and portrait artist from Fallbrook, whose works hang in galleries in Santa Monica, Idyllwild and Vista, will be judging the competition. The show will run from October 4 through October 28, at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The exhibit will coincide with the Grand Avenue Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 16, thus providing prime exposure for the artists. The Reception and Awards Ceremony, open to the public, will be held at the Artists Gallery. Second Saturday Artwalk day, October 8, from 5pm-8pm, with the awards being presented at 6pm. Refreshments will be served.
Save the Date – The Country Friends 2016 Art of Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 15th. You can buy tickets now at www.thecountryfriends/art-of-fashion-2016, or by calling 858.756.1192, ext. 4. Let them know if you would like to be a sponsor or join the Honorary Committee. EAP Municipal Gallery Exhibitions and Call to Artists - West Coast regional artists are invited to submit fiber and book art to the juried West Coast Fiber and Book Art
Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 10
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and ' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby. ' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, ' "chip" meant a piece of wood, ' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and "software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap, or from the archives. How old do you think I am? I bet you have this old man in mind .... you are in for a shock! Read on to see - pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. Are you ready?
This man would be only 70 years old today. They Walk Among Us!
A guy bought a new fridge for his house.
To get rid of his old fridge (still working), he put it in his front yard and hung a Sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it.' For three days the fridge sat there without anyone looking twice.
He eventually decided that people were too mistrustful of this deal. So he changed the sign to read: 'Fridge
Chuckles Cont. on Page 12
• Page 10 • July 28, 2016
A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers 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.
Council Member, Represents District 3
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 9
exhibition. Fiber work can include paper, felt, fabric, yarn, cloth, plant, or other organic materials. 75% of the work must be fiber material. The exhibition will run from September 9 – October 1. For the Images exhibition, the submission deadline is Saturday, August 27th. Juror will be Michael Rohde. The Recycled Materials Runway event will be on October 22nd. All garments and accessories are to be constructed, assembled or embellished using conventional and non-conventional elements including thrifted, reconditioned and trashed materials. The images submission deadline for this is Saturday, October 8th. Submit photos (jpgs) of your garments to email@example.com and/or send a CD with images and entry fee to EAP, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido 92025. Join or renew your membership today. Gallery Hours are Tuesday 11am-5pm; ThursdayFriday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. For info, phone 760.480.4101. Still Active, at 103 Years Young!
National Night Out – Meet Your Heroes
Times have been tough for policecommunity relations. Many Escondido residents have asked about how to express support and appreciation for our Escondido Police Officers. You have a chance coming up soon to meet police officers and thank them in person at the National Night Out event on August 2nd. Recently the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista celebrated Ethel Arrowsmith’s 103rd birthday; she’s known as "Mom" to her Kiwanis family. She became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista at the age of 100 years and attends the meeting every week without fail! Club members wrote birthday wishes on a framed picture of her, taken in her forties, and presented that to her when they celebrated her birthday recently. One of the members commented “There's a secret to aging with grace and a lot of that has to do with attitude. If there is one person on God's green earth that embraced the philosophy of making lemonade out of lemons, it is Ethel!” She probably is the oldest Kiwanian in the California-NevadaHawaii District, and could very well be the oldest in the Kiwanis International organization. To mark her 50th birthday, Ethel traveled around the world as the secretary to the dean on the University of the Seven Seas. Earning her AA degree from Glendale Community College at 62 years young is a
National Night Out is a community building campaign to inspire trust and collaboration between law enforcement and residents in order to enhance our neighborhoods and our general safety. All across the United States, people celebrate the first Tuesday evening in August by meeting police officers and learning about crime prevention. Law enforcement equipment will be on display and experts on hand to answer your questions.
This year’s event will be held at Grape Day Park. Meet Escondido’s police force for fun, food, family activities, prizes and community resource information. The event is completely free and a wonderful opportunity to thank officers for their service. See you there! National Night Out Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido 5:00pm-8:00pm
equal rights to women. She will still proudly don her ERA and NOW pins and talk about this very exciting time in her life!
In her late 90's to 100 years old, she took on a speaking career, creating programs around women inventors that was presented at various churches, Kiwanis Clubs and other venues to the enlightenment of those who have heard her presentations. Also she has given programs on Susannah Wesley and the Oregon Trail - always portraying a strong female facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Ethel's philosophy on life is always the message all things are possible with God and hard work.
Carol Brady and Ethel “Mom” Arrowsmith from the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista; and with a picture of the gift presented to Ethel. A Very Happy 103rd Birthday,
testament to a love of learning and a lifelong reader (she has been known to have more than one book going at a time). With the name of Ethel R. Arrowsmith, (ERA), she found her cause célèbre - The Equal Rights Amendment. Ethel marched at many rallies in Springfield, IL in favor of granting
The Pastor Says . . .
Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 11
off. Rather, it was the establishment of a rhythm of work and rest that we should adopt in our lives.
Jelly Bean is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 1 year old, 8 pound, Domestic Short Hair “Torbie.” That’s a Tortoise Shell / Tabby mix.
Jelly Bean is a small package with a big burst of flavor and enthusiasm. Be prepared for her to launch into “kitty zooms” around the house at any time of day. She’ll need interactive playtime to make sure she stays the same social, happy kitty that she is now.
Jelly Bean was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program.
The $100 adoption fee for Jelly Bean includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information760-753-6413.
Skipper, a 14-year-old Shepherd mix, is looking for a loving family. This darling girl was surrendered by her previous owners, who were moving. They said Skipper has the sweetest demeanor and is always happy. She is great with other dogs of all sizes, although she prefers females. She also loves all humans and greats everyone she meets with a wagging tail. Skipper grew up with the family’s children and was always very gentle and loving with them. This gorgeous gal is in great health and will be even better when her new family helps her lose a few pounds! Skipper is an affectionate, mellow companion who deserves to spend her golden years as a spoiled member of the family. She’d love to go for daily walks and have a big comfy bed to nap in. If you’re looking for a devoted companion, look no further! Skipper is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. of Please call 760-888-2275.
Pastor Tom Fry, Retired, Church of the Nazarene Work and Rest
“On the seventh day God rested from all his work.”
For some, this is the final verse of the creation epic in scripture. The preceding verses in Genesis are the center of a lot of debate. I will leave the Creation Argument to better qualified people. I want to talk about rest. Unusual for a pastor (even a retired one) since we are usually urging people to “get involved” or “be more committed” or some other spiritual euphemism that really means, “we need more work from you.” That verse in Genesis does not mean that God was tired and needed a day
A new missionary in Africa recruited a group of Africans to carry his goods from the sea port to the mission station, a few days journey. He was anxious to get to his destination and hurried the carriers along. One afternoon they stopped and would go no further. The missionary asked why they were stopping when there was still daylight.
“We have been hurrying for so long that we must stop so that our souls can catch up with our bodies” was he translated answer. They understood the rhythm of rest and work better than the missionary. Often we exchange one work rhythm for another, without a rest cycle. God wants our rest cycle to be different, to be separated from the routine of life. So that our soul can catch up with our body, and bring with it, the sense of God’s rest. And with rest comes His peace. Rest in the Lord.
• Page 11 • July 28, 2016
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 Jim Desmond
August Summer Fun in San Marcos
For residents looking for continued summer fun before the school year begins, the City of San Marcos has plenty of activities planned for the entire community to come out and enjoy.
The city’s Concert in the Gardens series continues with a performance by Back to the Garden on Saturday, Aug. 27 in Woodland Park and Silver Beatles on Saturday, Sept. 10. Presale tickets are just $6 with tickets at the door $8 for adults or $3 for children 12 and under. Residents can also attend the City’s free Movies in the Park on Aug. 5 at 6
pm where the film Inside Out (PG) will be presented on a giant inflatable screen at Woodland Park, 671 Woodland Parkway. For parents looking for a much needed date night, the city offers Fun Friday Nites for children on Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 to 10 pm at the San Elijo Recreation Center. Children will enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza and movies where trained recreation leaders will be on site supervising the festivities. For more information or to see all of the events planned in San Marcos, visit www.sanmarcos.net/specialevents or call (760) 744-9000.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 10
Optimist Club Presents Awards to Students – The Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” and Program Director Katie Lynch recently presented “Most Improved Student” awards at Pro Kids/First Tee to students Loren Ishmael Guerra and Jasmyne Chavez.
l-r: Irene Chow, Jasmyne Chavez, Loren Ishmael Guerra, and back row Katie Lynch, Program Director.
The club also fed about 40 kids, instructors and parents. For many years, the club has supported the positive program that Pro Kids/First Tee provides to its students to help them achieve good sportsmanship, accountability, and competency in golf. Congratulations to Loren and Jasmyne for their recognition. The Carlsbad Optimist Club was founded in 1956 and has been working with youth for 60 years. Some of the projects are Children with Cancer,
Christmas Party of Military Families, Special Olympics events, Stand Up for Kids, Oratorical Contests, Boy and Girl Scout projects and many other events. Guests are always welcome at club meetings, generally held at the El Camino Country Club, Board Room, Oceanside. For more info, visit the website at www.optimistclubofcarlsbad.org or call Irene Chow, president, at 714.619.1125 or Joe Tosto, V.P. at 760.458.5222.
Kids and Conservation: Award Winner for Vista Woman’s Club - Offering monthly gardening classes for kids and biannual festivals, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens encourages families to spend time outdoors learning about nature. The Eco-Kids in Nature program of the Woman’s Club of Vista, organized by “Farmer Jones,” received the award for Most Creative Conservation project for the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) in May, recognizing The Woman’s Club of Vista members’ volunteer efforts. “We are honored with this recognition and look forward to continuing this quality program for kids and for Vista,” Farmer Jones stated. In June these programs for kids at the Gardens in Vista received the top award recognition for Conservation for The Woman’s Club of Vista at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Convention in Baltimore. The GFWC has more than 3,000 local clubs and the Vista Conservation project was chosen as the best in their international federation.
Over the years this kids program has included learning about plants, worms and composting, bugs, birds and butterflies; photography and music, creating art from recycled materials, spinning and weaving cotton, creating veggie critters, and cooking soup and bread. At the free Earth Day and Fall Fun Festivals, kids and families plant, paint rocks, make scarecrows, and create Earth-friendly crafts. Each Festival is supported by Woman’s Club member volunteers and more than 60 student volunteers sharing time out-
Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 13
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
BBQ Teams Descend on Vista
San Diego’s largest BBQ competition, “The Vista BBQ Classic” takes place this Saturday, July 30. For the past 7 years, teams have traveled from all over the state to compete for prize money, trophies, points and bragging rights. The BBQ teams will descend on historic downtown Vista on Friday afternoon, July 29, to spend up to 24 hours seasoning, smoking, and grilling their choice cut of meats for the competition day on Saturday. Delicious BBQ tastes, a street fair, and live bands will provide a day of fun for the whole
family. Adults can wrangle a bull, lasso their favorite person, or learn the two-step. On Friday, from 5-8 pm, the public is invited to a “BBQ Meat n’ Greet” to meet the teams and watch how they cook up their delectable meats for the following day’s competition. This is a great time to see what goes into competition BBQ and to enjoy the downtown area on a Friday night. There’s a little bit of country, a little bit of mariachi, a little bit of bluegrass, and a lot of fun in Vista this weekend!
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood In light of recent national events, I invite you to come and support National Night Out, America’s Night Out against Crime, Drugs & Alcohol. This local event takes place on August 2nd and provides the opportunity to bring neighborhoods together with the men and women from OPD who protect them. The safety of our community depends on the cooperation of both law enforcement and the citizens they serve. Let us never forget our brave officers, Tony Zepettella and Dan Bessant, who gave their lives while protecting our city. Following are
National Night Out
locations hosting National Night Out: Joe Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego St. from 7:00 – 10:00 pm; Crown Heights Resource Center, 1210 Division St. from 5:00 – 8:00 pm; Libby Lake Park, 504 Calle Montecito from 7:00 – 10:00 pm; Melba Bishop Recreation Center, 5306 North River Road from 5:00 – 7:00 pm; John Landes Park, 4125 Lewis St. from 5:00 – 8:00 pm; Marshall Street Park/Pool, 1404 Marshall St. from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. All locations will provide fun activities for kids, food, and children’s movies will be shown at Joe Balderrama Park, Crown Heights Resource Center, Libby Lake Resource Center and Marshall Street Park. For more information please call 760-435-4900
When it comes to drug stores... The Good Old Days are Back!
For all your prescription needs, your sundries, household items, and for medical supplies of all types, including walkers, canes, orthopedic shoes, pain relievers... it’s -
909 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido
“Nami,” the friendly Pharmacist!
Lots of FREE parking in back
The Paper • Page 12 • July 28, 2016
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
End of Win10 free upgrade
Microsoft officially ends the free upgrade to Win10 (Windows 10) from Win7/8.1 this Friday, July 29th. Microsoft’s Windows OS is on 90% of the worlds PC’s. Win 7 makes up 50% (including 80% of business PCs), Win10 has 20%, Win 8 (8 and 8.1) and XP each have a 10% share, and Win Vista still clings to 1%. The remainder is shared among Apple, Chrome (the OS not the browser), and an assortment of Unix/Linux based OS. Win10 is a year old this week. In spite of the free upgrade and the unpopularity of its predecessor Win8/8.1, Win10 has been slow to gain market share. There are several reasons why. Microsoft traditionally relies on the sale of
Chuckles Cont. from Page 9
for sale $50.'
The next day someone stole it!
They walk amongst us! ------------------------------------One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted..... "Look at that dead bird!"
Someone looked up at the sky and said..."Where?"
They walk among us! --------------------------------------------While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction was north because he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?' My brother explained that the sun rises in the east and has for some time. She shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with all that stuff......'
They Walk Among Us! -------------------------------------------My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, When we overheard an admin girl talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the beach. She drove down in a convertible, but said she "didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving." They Walk Among Us! ------------------------------------
new “retail” PCs with the “Home” version of its new OS to boost its market share, but retail sales have tanked as Win7 users find little incentive to buy a new PC. Sale of new PCs to businesses has been good but businesses use the “downgrade rights” feature available with the “Professional” versions of Win10 to stay with Win7 Pro and avoid the expense and confusion of mixing Win10 with their existing Win7 PCs. Microsoft desperately needs Win10 to be a success for reasons we have discussed at length in previous columns. During the past year it became clear to Microsoft that businesses were continuing to insist on the Win7 over Win10 on new PCs, that retail consumers were staying home and that most Win7 users saw no benefits in a Win10 upgrade. Microsoft’s Win8/8.1 victims enthusiastically embraced the Win10 as a “jailbreak” from the hideous Win8 but they represented only a fraction of the Win7 users eligible for the upgrade. To stoke Win10 upgrades, Microsoft resorted to stealth tactics. They tricked users into unwittingly approving the Win10 upgrade or they simply installed it when you weren’t looking. Sometimes the “upgrade” worked, sometimes it didn’t. Often user
My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car which is designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the car trunk.
They Walk Among Us! --------------------------------------------I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area and went to the lost luggage office and reported the loss. The woman there smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and said I was in good hands. 'Now,' she asked me, 'has your plane arrived yet?'...
They Walk Among Us! --------------------------------------------While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time then said "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces." They Walk Among Us! And last, but not least:
A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi (then-Speaker of the United States House of Representatives) happened to appear. Ms. Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease. 'Would you mind telling me, Doctor,' she asked, 'how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely nor-
attempts to reverse the “upgrade” crashed their PCs. Sometimes the “upgrade” worked for a while but crashed when Microsoft started implementing their latest Win10 updates. Many three to six year old PCs were simply incompatible. Often older software and peripherals did not have drivers for Win10 so they just didn’t work. The free Win10 upgrade cost millions of users billions of dollars in repairs yet the Win10 upgrade problems cost Microsoft only $10,000. That was the Small Claims Court penalty Microsoft paid for closing down a “one lady travel agency” for the better part of a week with a “stealth” Win10 upgrade. With all that being said, Win10 is still a reasonable choice on your
'Nothing is easier,' he replied. 'You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble.. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track.' 'What sort of question?' asked Pelosi.
Well, you might ask, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'' Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, 'You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history.'
new Home PC. It is basically Win7 with a bunch of “snoop” features added so that Microsoft can collect all your personal data. Most Windows users will have little trouble learning to use Win10. If your existing PC has Win7 we recommend refusing the upgrade and staying with Win7. Microsoft is committed to support Win7 until February of 2020. It is our understanding that public pressure recently forced Microsoft to halt its “stealth upgrades” and offer Win7/8 users the option to permanently refuse the upgrade and end the harassment. If a Win10 upgrade becomes an attractive option at some time in the future, Microsoft will doubtlessly figure out a way to make it free or at least very inexpensive.
SERVICE DIRECTORY The Paper
Car Accidents • Slips and Falls
FREE CONSULTATION NO FEE TILL RECOVERY Workers Compensation Call Michael Majdick, 760.731.5737 Lawyer Makes House Calls Free Consultation
Bankruptcy, Trusts & Wills, Personal Injury, Real Estate Issues, Short Sales, LLC’s, Modifications, Dispute Letters, Contract Review, Notary Public, Real Estate Broker CalBre 00661666
Brian Fieldman, Esq. 760.738.1914 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleaning Services ANNA’S HOUSECLEANING • Free Estimate • Great References • 20 years Experience Call 760.738.7493
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 11 doors. Members of The Woman’s Club of Vista, which celebrated their Centennial of Service in April 2016, volunteered 5700 hours in the community during 2015. “We’re moving into our second century of service and will continue with our strong volunteering, donations, and scholarships to support our community,” declared Nancy B Jones, Club President. For more information: womansclubofvista.org or altavistagardens.org.
• Page 13 • July 28, 2016
JUNE, THE CLEANING LADY “When all you want is a thoroughly clean house”
Many years experience Excellent Long Term References 760.735.5852 CABINETS
Cabinets by Archie 760.594.0838
New or Repair, cabinets, drawers, countertops Formica, solid surface, refinish or paint, Senior Discount. Reface or New. Lic. #445779 Call Now! 760.594.0838
Home Maintenance Improvements
JOHN the GOLD HANDYMAN I am good at Painting, Plumbing, Dry Wall Repairs, Pergo, Carpet and Tile and lots more - 27 years experience. CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE 760.738.7493
HOME GENERAL MAINTENANCE REMODELS Bath/Kitchen Designs, Tile Installation, Electrical, Paint, Fences, Concrete. Lic#33509 760.484.1302 760.529.1239
Specializing in short and long term care assistance for all ages, with all activities of daily living, in your home. Drive to/from doctor appointments, new mommy assistance/infant care, Alzheimer patient care, general assistance before/after surgery, respite care for parents of disabled children, and much more. Rates start at $16.00 per hour for companion services.
Call 800.783.3127 or 760.424.2400 24 hours/day 7 days/week.
Super Soundproofing Co •Expert Products •Floor Noise Barrier •Insulation Floor and Wall Tape •Vibration Isolation Tape
Call 760.752.3030 Free Advice www.soundproofing.org 455 East Carmel St. San Marcos, CA.
Commercial & Residential Audio/Video Voice, Video, Data Wiring Home Theatres
IP & Analog Surveillance Cameras
RTI URC Harmony Universal Remotes Flat Screen Wall Mounting
Networking / Wireless Networking Computer Services
Chris Herzog, CFWC President 2014-2016, received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Conservation for the Women’s Club of Vista,” at the GFWC Convention in Baltimore in June Send your Letters to the Editor to: email@example.com
A Few of Our Satisfied Clients -
Sound Home Solutions is an authorized dealer for Sony, Samsung, LG, Yamaha, Denon, Polk and many other Audio/Video Products. We will meet or beat any retail or online distributor and if something was to go wrong with the product, we will service it for you which eliminates returns headaches.
Licensed Bonded and Insured California State Contractors license # 934820
STOP SMOKING IN 1 HOUR GUARANTEED!
Personalized Hypnosis Makes It Easy!
Absolutely Smoke Free - 1 Hour!
Dr. Ginger Marable, PhD, CHt
with this Ad
www.AbsolutelySmokeFree.com For free consultation:
Mary Lyn A. Bellfy, 80 of San Marcos, CA., passed away on 7/14/2016 Kenneth C. Gutierrez, 39, of Oceanside, CA., passed away on 7/11/2016
Irene W. Jarvis, 79, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on 7/16/2016 Robert J. Walters, 82, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on 7/16/2016
Nobuo Kiyoizumi, 91, of Escondido, Ca. passed away on 7/19/2016 Emilio Hernandez Varela, infant, of San Marcos, Ca. passed away on 7/13/2016 Virginia J. Seneca, 88, of Escondido, CA. passed away on 7/20/2016
Louise R. Riddle, 87, of Oceanside, CA. passed away on 7/20/2016 Roger M. Hicks, 72, of Valley Centger, CA., passed away on 7/20/2016 Janet L. Butler, 69, of Escondido, CA., passed away on 7/23/2016 Diana Teas, 62, of Escondido, CA., passed asway on 7/23/2016
John Joseph Triarchis, 71, of Escondido, Ca., pased away on 7/19/2016 Arrangements handled by: California Funeral Alternatives Escondido, Poway
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017586 The name of the business: Blisslights LLC, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd, Ste 308, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Blisslights LLC 100 E. San Marcos Blvd. Ste 308 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company First day of business was 4/08/16. /s/Ravi Bhajavahila This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/29/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019570 The name of the business: Swag-it, located at 1219 E. Barham Dr. #168, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Karen Hoy 1219 E. Barham Dr. #168 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Karen Hoy This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/21/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019655 The name of the business: Pacific Landscape Studio, located at 2523 Antlers Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Howard Pierce 2523 Antlers Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Howard Pierce This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/22/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019472 The name of the business: Flexpac International, located at 701 Palomar Airport Road Suite 300, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: The Merino Group 1490 Sandbar Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 7/20/2016. /s/George Merino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018085 The name of the business: Ocean Health Spa, located at 174 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Zhi Gang, Zhang 3618 BaRnes Ave. #11 Baldwin Park, CA. 91706 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Zhi Gang Zhang This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019575 The name of the business: Ivy Spa, located at 1248 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Waguih Asaad 148 E. El Norte Pkwy #68 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Waguih Asaad, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/21/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
The Mighty Mojo Page The Paper
• Page 14 • July 28, 2016
Lawyer Makes House Calls Free Consultation
LAW OFFICES OF ANTHONY ABBOTT
Bankruptcy, Trusts & Wills, Personal Injury, Real Estate Issues, Short Sales, LLC’s, Modifications, Dispute Letters, Contract Review, Notary Public, Real Estate Broker CalBre 00661666
375 S. RANCHO SANTA FE RD. SUITE 105 SAN MARCOS, CA. 92078 46 YEARS A LAWYER www.anthonyabbott.com
CASH FOR YOUR CAR! Running or not . . . Best Prices, Free Towing! 760.533.3960
Coins & Loans
760.745.1697 Escondido Coin & Loan, Inc. 241 E. Grand Avenue
www.escondidocoin.com Coins•Gold•Silver•Vintage Watches
YOUR COMPLETE HANDYMAN Specializing Electric & Plumbing, Ceiling Fan Special. Home Repairs. Free Estimates. 760.799.5963
The name of the business: Merino Luxury Motorcars, Merino Auto Group, locat-
ed at 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Suite 300, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011.
This business is registered by:
The Merino Group LLC
1490 Sandbar Dr.
San Marcos, CA. 92078
This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company.
First day of business 7/7/16.
/s/George Merino, Managing Member
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County on 7/07/2016
7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018261 The name of the business: Wasser Art Gallery, Wasser Art Editions, located at 1217 Columbus Way, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Isidro Trevino 1217 Columbus Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/8/16. /s/Isidro Trevino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/08 /2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019330 The name of the business: K&B HOA Services, located at 641 Sumner Way, Unit 1, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Kip Benson 641 Sumner Way, Unit 1 Oceanside, Ca. 92058 Brigitte Fernandez 1320 H Hacienda Road La Habra, Ca. 90631 This business is conducted by co-partners. First day of business n/a. /s/Brigitte Fernandez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/19/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18//2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Weaving by Berridge, located at 150 Via Ronda, San
Marco, Ca. 92069.
This business is registered by:
Charles W. Berridge
1560 Via Ronda
San Marcos, Ca. 92069
This business is conducted by an individual.
First day of business n/a.
/s/Charles W. Berridge
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County on 7/14/2016
7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18//2016
Escondido Pharmacy and Home Health Care Always great prices and Service! Medical Supplies, Wheelchairs, Walkers 909 E. Valley Parkway
J&M’s Family Restaurant 1215 E. Valley Parkway Escondido Where homestyle cooking is just the beginning…
Nursery Outlet and Farmstand
40% to 70% off all annuals, perrenials, grasses and drought tolerant plants FRESH locally grown produce, direct from the farms Garden Decor and pottery at discounted prices 906 Buena Creek Rd, Vista. (1 mile west of Twin Oaks) open 7 days 9-6 Sun 10-4 Come see your new favorite nursery! 760.802.0772
San Marcos 760-753-7907
John Smylie Law Offices 3643 Grand Avenue, Suite A San Marcos, CA. 92078 Probate and Business Law
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
Brian Fieldman, Esq. 760.738.1914 firstname.lastname@example.org
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018460 The name of the business: Henry’s Auto Paint & Body, located at 2534 S. Santa Fe, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Henry Perez 851 Postal Way G Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/1/16. /s/Henry Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018386 The name of the business: Sun Horse Scientific, located at 3798 Manchester Ave., Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Justin S. Marronek & Daniel Moriarty 3798 Manchester Ave. Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Justin S. Marronek
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/11 /2016
7/14, 7/21, 7/28 and 8/04/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017806 The name of the business: Gold LIne Printing and Embroidery, located at 3251 Rancho Famosa, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Lucy Kim 3251 Rancho Famosa Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2015 /s/Lucy Kim
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San
Diego County on 7/01 /2016 7/07, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017911 The name of the business: P.L.R.E. Photography, located at 1313 Vista De Lomas, Bonsall, Ca. 92003. This business is registered by: Omar Mondragaon 33452 Double Canyon Rd. Valley Center, Ca. 92082 Jorge Abrego 1313 Vista De Lomas Bonsall, Ca. 92003 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. /s/Omar Mondragon First day of business was n/a.
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San
Diego County on 7/05/2016 7/07, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018950 The name of the business: Chara Therapeutic Services, located at 1582 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 105, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Chara Matsuo Ward 1657 Andorre Gln. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Chara Matsuo Ward This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/14/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
If you qualify for treatment we can begin immediately and you even have the option of beginning your neuropathy treatment with a 3 visit trial before you fully commit.
“91% patient satisfaction rating!" Gary Loos, DC 1645 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Ste 102 San Marcos, CA 92078 760-761-4436
Donna Davis 760.518.5612
www.donnadavisrealtor.com The finest compliment I can ever receive is a referral from my friends and clients.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Lafayette Handyman, located at 970 Rancheros, Ste
C, San Marcos, Ca. 92069.
This business is registered by:
970 W. Valley Pkwy #186
Escondido, CA. 92025
This business is conducted by an individual.
First day of business 11/06/2013.
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., 6/09/2016
7/07, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28/2006
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017412 The name of the business: Creative Fencing & Gates, Select Fencing & Gates, located at 324 Joshua Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Kevin D. Alvarez 324 Joshua Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by n individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Kevin D. Alvarez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/28/2016 7/07, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017520 The name of the business: AR Medical Billing, located at 1768 Pinnacle Court, Vista, CA. 92081, . This business is registered by: William J., Linda J. & Serena Alcala 1768 Pinnacle Court Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 5/23/2011 /s/William J. Alcala This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/29/2016 7/07, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018055 The name of the business: Cardiff Marketing Services, located at 2436 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA. 92007. This business is registered by: Paul Stephen Hollohan 2436 Manchester Ave. Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2016. /s/Paul Stephen Hollohan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/06/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
330 WEST FELICITA, #A-7
ESCONDIDO, CA OPEN TUES - SAT 10AM - 4PM
WE CAN MAIL YOUR ORDERS TO YOU
Subscribe to The Paper!
Call 760.747.7119 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018553 The name of the business: lindasewingcreation, located at 110 Polk St., Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Linda Stogner 110 Polk St. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/20/2016. /s/Linda Stogner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018109 The name of the business: Funds4Tech, located at 1365 Dolomite Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Russell J. Stover 1365 Dolomite Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /sRussell J. Stover This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018564 The name of the business: Chilango’s Produce, locatd at 2244 S. Santa Fe Ave., #2, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Victor M. Francisco 2244 S. Santa Fe Ave. #2 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/01/16. /s/Victor H. Francisco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017807 The name of the business: SoCol Estate Sale Services, located at 2064 Ridgeline Ave., Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Volha Kirilenko 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr. San Diego, CA. 92128 Inna Nicole Johnson Loos 2064 Ridgeline Ave., Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 10/27/2015. /s/Inna N. Johnson Loos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/01/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018100 The name of the business: ABCO Fasteners, located at 2371 La Mirada Drive, Vista, Cal. 92081. This business is registered by: Intuitive Racing, Inc., 2371 La Mirada Drive Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 4/22/16. /s/Theresa Urman, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018760 The name of the business: Wieme Design/Build, located at 325 W. Third Ave., Ste 204, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Cal Condo Developers, Inc. 325 W. Third Ave. Ste 204 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 7/22/02. /s/Norman C. Wieme, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/14/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
The Paper LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SAN MARCOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, the City Council of the City of San Marcos (“City”) will hold a public hearing at a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA to consider switching from an “at-large” election system of electing City Councilmembers to a “by-district” election system. The City Council is considering the change in order to ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (“CVRA”) and Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive testimony from the public regarding the matters described in this notice. At the public hearings described in this notice the City Council may receive staff presentations on and may discuss and direct action as described in this notice on one or more districting map(s) submitted to the City Council. At the public hearing described in this notice the City Council may direct that a districting map be included in an ordinance establishing City Council districts, which ordinance may be introduced and adopted at forthcoming regular or special meetings of the City Council, or as such hearings may be continued or noticed separately. It is possible that more than one districting map ordinance may be requested and presented for the City Council consideration, discussion, modification, and potential action. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that additional public hearings will be held on the City’s possible conversion to a by-district election system at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA, on the following additional date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are invited to attend the public hearings to express opinions or submit evidence for or against the approval of any districting proposal. At the above noted times and place, testimony from interested persons will be heard and considered by the City of San Marcos City Council prior to taking action on any component of the districting proposals. Upon request, the agenda and the documents in the hearing agenda packet can be made available to persons with a disability. Written comments are also accepted, prior to the hearing, by the City Council, at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. FURTHER INFORMATION regarding the information described above may be obtained at the City of San Marcos City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, or by calling 760-7441050 ext. 3105 or by email email@example.com. DATES ADVERTISED: 7/28/2016
NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 86003, RANCHO SANTA FE ROAD STREET REHABILITATION
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency, at San Marcos Public Works, 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, California 92069-2948, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened in the Public Works Conference Room at the Public Works building. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of pavement resurfacing and rehabilitation along South Rancho Santa Fe Road on the northbound and southbound traffic lanes. Work will include the removal and replacement of structural pavement sections, temporary traffic control, cold milling of pavement, placement of conventional hot mix asphalt, placement of rubberized hot mix asphalt, thermoplastic striping, and raised pavement marker placement. Non-thermoplastic striping and legends will be accomplished by City forces. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located from the intersection of Lake Ridge Drive to 150 Rancho Santa Fe Road. GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. PRE-BID CONFERENCE will NOT be held for this project. Bids shall be written clearly
• Page 15 • July 28, 2016
and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR CIP NO. 86003, SOUTH RANCHO SANTA FE ROAD STREET REHABILITATION DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq IS required for this project. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, 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. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions Estimated construction cost: $2,943,990.00 s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director
Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp July 28, 2016 and August 4, 2016 NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 83003, BRADLEY PARK RE-GRADING PROJECT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency, at San Marcos Public Works, 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, California 92069-2948, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened at Public Works. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of re-grading the outfield of the Northern Baseball Field on the Upper Terrace at Bradley Park. Bradley Park is located at the Old San Marcos Landfill which is regulated by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA). Contractor is responsible for complying with LEA requirements. The work includes removal of turf, sprinkler heads, abandon existing irrigation lines, remove and replace fencing, scarifying, re-grading, and compacting the base material, installation of new irrigation laterals, valves, and heads, import of topsoil, and laser grading. The work also includes the Sports Field on the Upper Terrace. The work includes removal of turf, abandon existing irrigation lines, sprinkler heads, remove and replace fencing, scarifying, re-grading, and compacting the base material, installation of new irrigation laterals, valves, and heads, import of topsoil, and laser grading. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located at Bradley Park (SE corner of S. Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive). GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time,
money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. PRE-BID CONFERENCE will NOT be held for this project. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Engineering Division in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR CIP NO. 83003, BRADLEY PARK RE-GRADING PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL."
If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, 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. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calen-
dar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions Estimated construction cost: $542,005.00 s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp July 28, 2016 and August 4, 2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017689 The name of the business: 5 Star Aquariums, located at 4804 Baroque Terrace, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Shane Martin 4804 Baroque Terrace Oceanside, Ca. 920-57 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/1/2015 /s/Shane Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/30/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017808 The name of the business: VVS Antiques & Collectibles, located at 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is registered by: Volha Kirilenko 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr. San Diego, CA. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2016. /s/Volha Kirilenko This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/01/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018337 The name of the business: Mommy’s Organics, located at 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is registered by: Eartha Genece 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/20/2011 /s/Eartha Genece This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/11/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019414 The name of the business: Bell Blueprint Company, Bell Blue Reprographics, located at 3740 Oceanic Way, #305, Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is registered by: James Moore 1469 Calle Redonda Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 Paul Moore 947 Brenna Hills Place Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 1/1/2000 /s/James Moore, Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019447 The name of the business: Tuesday Night Treasures, located at 724 Granada Drive, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Victor A. Malafronte 724 Granada Drive Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Victor A. Malafronte This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT R2016-08686 The name of the business: Hempress, Ancient Spa, My Live Studio Mix, Live Concert Mix, Live Music Mix, Cloud Satellite, Live Studio Mix, located t 78078 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, Ca.92211.. This business is registered by: Lynette-Susanne 277 Quail Lane Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/10/2015. /s/Lynette-Suzanne This statement was filed with Peter Aldana, Riverside County Clerk, Riverside County on 7/06/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019844 The name of the business: Neolaia Publishing, located at 452 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Medora Reno 452 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Medora Reno This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/25/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
The Paper • Page 16 • July 28, 2016
Commercial & Residential Audio/Video • Voice, Video, Data Wiring Home Theatres • IP & Analog Surveillance Cameras RTI URC Harmony Universal Remotes • Flat Screen Wall Mounting Networking / Wireless Networking • Computer Services A Few of Our Satisfied Clients -
Sound Home Solutions is an authorized dealer for Sony, Samsung, LG, Yamaha, Denon, Polk and many other Audio/Video Products. We will meet or beat any retail or online distributor and if something was to go wrong with the product, we will service it for you which eliminates returns headaches. Licensed Bonded and Insured California State Contractors license # 934820