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Volume 51 - No. 30

By Friedrich Gomez

The long list of infamous gunslingers from America’s iconic Old West seems endless, from Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday, and so on.

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-- fueled by an endless diet of imported American television reruns (complete with subtitles) of popular Westerns shows from Gunsmoke to Maverick, Have Gun Will Travel, Bonanza, and so on. THIS WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON IS NOTHING NEW. Even in the wake of the bitter Cold War between East and West, Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev, head of the Soviet Union (1964-1982), could not keep secret his fascination and admiration for American TV Westerns.

In June of 1973, during Brezhnev’s official visit to the United States to meet with President Richard Nixon, the Communist leader was asked which U. S. VIP or celebrity he most wanted to meet. The Soviet leader gushed and made plain that his dream was to meet his Western cowboy idol, Chuck Connors, who starred in the popular series “The Rifleman,” which aired on ABC from 1958-1963, and its telecast transmissions actually received at the Kremlin. Brezhnev was no casual fan of

American Western lore. His favorite show in Russia was The Rifleman (complete with subtitles). His favorite actor was Chuck Connors.

Brezhnev even occasionally dressed up in official Western cowboy attire back at the Kremlin! (A little known fact today.) THE DAY THE WORLD OF POLITICS STOOD STILL. On June 18, 1973, Brezhnev’s dream wish was fulfilled when he was emotionally overcome in meeting his

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Western cowboy star, Chuck Conno rs -- in the flesh!

The meeting was officially arranged by U. S. White House Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler.

Not even divisive Russian propaganda, or anti-American politics, or opposing ideologies, could get in the way of that special day -- that historic day which the press corps hailed as: “The Day the Russian Bear Hugged America!” Later, when Brezhnev was making his way across the airport tarmac for his return trip to the USSR, he suddenly stopped when he spotted the 6’ 6” tall Chuck Connors, this time standing among the crowd of well-wishers. As reported by the world press: “Brezhnev ran across the tarmac and jumped into the actor’s arms, as Connors bearhugged him, and briefly lifted the Soviet leader completely off the ground!” The image went global!

It was featured on the cover of over 1600 newspapers!

NO. 1 QUESTION WORLDWIDE: Of all the various gunslingers mentioned at the top of this article, from Billy the Kid to Jesse James to Doc Holliday, there remains one constant: The No. 1 question (both here

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

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"!!

hird 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 discount coupons attached. The coupons expired in June of 1976! 45 years old! (Wonder if the dinner rolls are still good. [they went in the trash]).

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and in foreign countries) is simply (and logically): “Who was truly the fastest gun in the Old West?” All cultures go through early stages of development and expansion – but our Tombstones, Dodge Cities, and famous gunslingers form a most unique legacy that is known throughout the world.

According to experts, scholars, and historians of the American Old West, many gunmen come to mind, some more recognized than others. And many were deadly with a Colt Peacemaker .45 revolver.

But deadly, and quick on the draw, are not necessarily, the same. All (famous) outlaws were involved in shootouts. But, not all were actually in a one-on-one faceoff fast-draw duel. Such scenarios were, historically, more rare. Suddenly, the field of contenders comprising the quick-draw artist is quickly shrunk down in size.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT. Unlike what our Hollywood movies would have us believe, fast gunslingers in the early West often stayed clear of each other, out of respect. Most took no unnecessary risks by

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I'm writing a book about reverse psychology . .

Please don't buy it . . . •••• Siamese twins walk into a bar in Canada and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us; we're joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. Two Canadian beers, draft please." The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?"

"Off to England next month," says John. "We go to England every year, rent a car and drive for miles. Don't we, Jim?" Jim agrees.

"Ah, England!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country... the history, the beer, the culture..."

"Nah, we don't like that British crap," says John. "Hamburgers and Molson's beer, that's us, eh Jim? And we can't stand the English - they're so arrogant and rude."

"So why keep going to England ?" asks the bartender. "It's the only chance Jim gets to drive." •••• When the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box. Italian proverb •••• Great Religious Truths

During these serious and trying

My Time as a Margarita Judge By Sam Lowe

When it was announced that I had been selected to judge a Margarita Challenge, I was besieged with inquiries. Many of my colleagues wondered how I could associate with anything as immoral as a margarita. My answer was that it's for a good cause because the contestants had pledged all proceeds to a local charity.

Others questioned my credentials because up until now, my beverage of choice has always been Mountain Dew. Straight. And, of course, the ingredients in Mountain Dew and a margarita are basically the same – sugar, flavoring and water. The molecular structure, however, is quite different. But in fact, most of the queries

times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths: 1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God’s chosen people. 2. Jews do not recognize Christ as the Messiah. 3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian world. 4. Mormons do not recognize each other at Mesquite, Las Vegas, Hooters or the Liquor Store. •••• The police came to my door (again) today.

They said my dog had chased someone on a bike. I told them, "Officers, you have to be mistaken. My dog doesn't have a bike." •••• THESE ARE ENTRIES TO A WASHINGTON POST COMPETITION ASKING FOR A TWOLINE RHYME WITH THE MOST ROMANTIC FIRST LINE, AND THE LEAST ROMANTIC SECOND LINE: 1. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife: Marrying you has screwed up my life. 2. I see your face when I am dreaming That's why I wake up screamin 3. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot; This describes everything you are not.. 4. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss, But I only slept with you 'cause I was pissed. 5. I thought that I could love no

came from envious colleagues who wondered what qualifications are necessary to become a margarita judge. My response was always the same: Be prepared.

It required hours of rigorous training under the watchful eyes of a skilled margarita mixer, plus dedication and the ability to take a direct hit from an 18-wheeler without flinching. Under ordinary circumstances, I would not have gone into further detail about my background, having already secured one of the coveted spots on the judging panel. But because I would be the only seasoned veteran on the bench, I was then obligated to share some of my

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other -- that is until I met your brother... 6. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you. But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head. 7. I want to feel your sweet embrace; But don't take that paper bag off your face. 8. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes Damn, I'm good at telling lies! 9. My love, you take my breath away. What have you stepped in to smell this way? 10. What inspired this amorous rhyme? Two parts vodka, one part lime. •••• Irish Talking Clock After closing time at the bar, a drunk was proudly showing off His new apartment to a couple of his friends.

He led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong And a mallet. "What's that big brass gong?" One of the guests asked.

"It's not a gong, "it's a talking clock, " the drunk replied. "A talking clock? Seriously?" Asked his astonished friend. "Yep, it is" replied the drunk.

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Social Butterfly

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12-member board which also oversees the Valley Center Historical Society. She will fill a slot reserved for a Native American Tribal representative. She brings a long history of corporate management to the museum board, having previously worked for Occidental Petroleum an Caeser's Entertainment. Currently in her fifth term of office on the Rincon Tribal Council, Gonzales also plays a leading role on the tribe's Culture Committee.

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

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Rincon Tribal Leader Joins Museum Board - Laurie E. Gonzales, council member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Valley Center History Museum.

The announcement was made by museum president William Boyett following a unanimous vote by the

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facing a formidable fast-draw opponent.

Most shootings were random, longrange, often behind barricades and open daylight between shooters, as in the celebrated “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” (which actually took place in a narrow 15’ to 20’-wide lot on Fremont Street), or the “Friscoe Shootout,” (involving 81 gunmen), or the “Gunfight at Iron Springs.” All of the aforementioned shootouts did not rely on how fast the opponents drew their guns, but more on their long-range accuracy and calmness under fire.

Fast-draw gunslinger, Wyatt Earp (born Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, 1848-1929) said it best: “The most important lesson I learned was that the winner of a gunplay usually was the one who took his time. In all my life as a frontier peace officer, I did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally shot from the hip.” That is not to say Wyatt Earp did not wish to draw first – he did – but what followed after the quick draw was calmness and accuracy. On three levels, Wyatt Earp was among the: (1) fastest and (2) among the most-deadly and (3) one of the

Additional members of the museum board include Earl Brown, vice president; Nicky Lovejoy, treasurer; Lynne Boyett, secretary; Marjorie Deskovick, curator; Steven Harris, development; Sharon Bartholomew, membership; Robert Lerner, historian; Justin Salter, social media; Faith Much, member-at -large; Alan Kirkpatrick, member-at-large; Susan Thompson, archivist; and Jack Bose and Doyan Howard, both members of the museum's Pioneers unit. For more information, visit the museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road, send an e-mail message to museum@vchistoyr.org or call 760749-2993. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12noon to 4pm. NCA Bird Club August Meeting North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, presents Sarah Mansfield, Operations Manager for SoCalParrot. It’s baby season for their naturalized parrots. She will

most accurate, in the Old West. Multiple times, after a rapid draw, Wyatt Earp would commence firing and begin closing his distance, simultaneously, in one seamless stream of movement, like a welloiled killing machine.

Today’s historians of the Wild West marvel at how Wyatt Earp could suffer from multiple gunshot piercing holes through his long overcoat and still, methodically and calmly, keep walking and firing to close for the kill. This calm, coldly-calculated image of Earp approaching, with gun blazing, would psychologically unravel an opponent who knew that, in a few seconds, he was about to die. During the “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” Wyatt’s bullet was the first to find its mark, tearing through Frank McLaury’s belly and causing McLaury’s own shot to go wild and through Wyatt’s coattail. In less than two seconds, Frank McLaury’s body lay dead on the ground. Upon seeing a relentless Wyatt approaching nonstop, Ike Clanton panicked and ran towards Wyatt pleading for his life! Wyatt shouted to Ike, “Go to fighting or get away!”

Ike Clanton needed to hear no more – he deserted his brother, Billy, and ran for his life! BACK STORY & EXPLODING SEVERAL MYTHS. Despite the many Hollywood versions, the actual “Gunfight at the OK Corral”

be joining us on Zoom, Saturday, August 7th at 5:00pm. This meeting is available to members at no cost and for non-members by arrangement. Please go to www.ncabirdclub.com or send an email to info@ncabirdclub.com for instructions.

Rummage Sale to Benefit Childhood Education Programs On Sunday, August 15th, from 8am to 3pm, there will be a large Rummage Sale at the Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, 92064. Proceeds will benefit childhood education programs. The community has been very generous with their donations and there are a lot of nice things. Items include infant, toddler, and children's clothing, toys, arts and crafts, baby furniture, small appliances, art, books, and much more. Pictures of items will be posted to both the website and FaceBook page. Website: https://www.adatshalom.com/event/rummage-salerain-date.html and FaceBook: TempleAdatShalomSisterhood. Masks are required. Carlsbad Chamber's August Events - On Friday, August 6th, from 7am-9am, join the Chamber for the FIRST in-person First Friday Breakfast in more than a year to learn more about how you can reach veteran and military communities in North County. Our speaker, Amy Forsythe, will teach you how building lasting community ties with our military community is a long-term strategic impact that lasted only 30 seconds!

The battle started with the sound of Billy Clanton and Frank McLaury cocking their pistols. It was then that both sides, simultaneously, drew their guns.

The world’s most respected Old West scholars often repeat the fact that the OK Corral gunfight, in reality, did not occur within or even next door to the corral, but in a narrow vacant lot on the side of C. S. Fly’s Photographic Studio on Fremont Street. Some opposing gunmen came within 6-feet of each other (1.8 meters) within a short duration of time: about thirty shots were fired in thirty seconds! This explodes, perhaps, the most notorious myths regarding this epic Wild West gunfight: its location, its true duration, and distance between combatants.

Despite the inevitable myths surrounding Wyatt Earp, the core of reality is that Wyatt Earp needed no embellishments to his real-life exploits. And despite his occasional lapses in morals or lack of justice that he sometimes exhibited in a turbulent and disruptive era, respected historians are in full agreement that he was a product of his vigilante times. UNCANNY CALMNESS UNDER FIRE MADE HIM AMONG THE

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makes our region so unique. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is located at 5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Another In-Person Event, the August CBAD Happy Hour will be on Wednesday, August 18, from 5pm to 7pm. Join us for this Happy Hour at the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center. Come make new connections, develop your referral channels, and have fun. Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY until noon on the same day of the event. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required.

Save the Date; State of the Community, August 20th, 11am to 1pm. Focusing on how city government, the local education system and local businesses collaborate to benefit the community of Carlsbad. Event guests will have a unique opportunity to listen to local leaders and learn more about the city's priorities and vision. Mayor, Matt Hall, will address the State of the City and the city's priorities and vision.

August Virtual Training for Kittens, Cats, Puppies and Dogs! - San Diego Humane Society offers live classes over Zoom for both Shy Dogs and Shy Cats to help build their confidence and comfort in a safe and comforting location - your home. Shy, fearful, nervous, hesitant, aggressive — these are all

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past experiences with the newcomers as an alert to the perils they would be facing.

I started judging margarita contests three years before. I'll never forget that first night. Let me put that another way. If I could ever remember it, I would never forget that night.

Being a novice, I attempted to be fair in my considerations of the potions tendered for my assessment. So when they placed a margarita in my immediate presence, I began sipping. One sip for texture, one sip for flavor, one sip for ambiance. Then a sip for salinity.

And another for effervescence.

Then one for ice quality, and one for elasticity. Then one for fizziness and one for ability to cure the heartbreak of psoriasis. Then a few more to make sure the bottom of the glass was properly congealed and in proper focus. There were seventeen margaritamakers in the contest. I sipped every one of their productions until sipping became guzzling and the world shifted seven degrees, caus-

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Dead Body Buried on His Property: Fallbrook Man Arrested for Murder

Nicholas Andrew Burg, 29, of Fallbrook was arrested last week after a body was found buried on a property where he lives. He has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

He is also charged with two autotheft related counts, according to the criminal complaint filed in Vista Superior Court. He faces 33 years to life if convicted of all charges, Deputy District Attorney Nikki Estrada said.

Prosecutors allege in the complaint that the victim was killed July 12 or 13. Sheriff’s deputies found the body July 14, buried on the property where Burg lives on South Ridge Drive, south of Live Oak Park Road. No Election for Vacant Carlsbad City Council Seat; Council will Appoint new Councilmember

The Carlsbad City Council said this week it will appoint someone to the District 1 vacancy instead of holding an election that could cost between $450,000 and $650,000 for a term that ends next year. Former Councilmember Cori Schumacher created the opening July 9 when she resigned unexpect-

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edly and immediately, saying she had been accepted at a university outside San Diego County. The same day a group seeking Schumacher’s recall announced they had collected more than enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot. Her District 1 term was due to expire in November 2022. Under a recent change the City Council made to the municipal code, anyone appointed to the vacancy will be ineligible to run for the District 1 seat in the next election.

The council’s formal declaration of a vacancy Tuesday gives the council 45 days, or until Sept. 3, to appoint someone. If for any reason the council is unable to agree on an appointment, a special election would be held April 12. Escondido Welcomes New Democratic Club

The Hidden Valley Democratic Club, a newly formed Democratic Club, held their inaugural public meeting at the Escondido American Legion Post 149 on Saturday, July 17th.

Bob Dziubla, the president of the newly formed club, joined Escondido Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara, in welcoming a crowd of about 50 people and explained the new club was formed to focus on only Escondido residents as both members and voting members and would seek to promote identifica-

It's all a bit disconcerting but even more so when she forgets to wipe down the kitchen counters at night. I have had to take that task unto myself.

One night I fell asleep early and forgot to wipe down the kitchen counters.

Man About Town The Expedition

Ex-wife Mary has rather bad short term memory problems. She suffers from dementia. And, sadly, it's getting worse.

She forgets she has water boiling in a pot for tea and so it boils away and we are treated to the lovely aroma of smoking hot Teflon.

She eats half of an ice cream sandwich and leaves the other half on the kitchen counter . . and forgets it. And it melts. She moves the salt and pepper shakers . . but now she can't remember where she moved them to.

Comes morning time and I see columns of tiny red ants, perhaps thousands . . . I grab a paper towel and smash them all. I throw the towels and the ant corpses in the trash and then wipe down the counters.

That night, I decide to boldly go on an exploration and expedition and flush out all the ants. I intend to wipe them all out. I set my jaw in a firm and grim position and make my diabolical plans. I "plant" pieces of avocado, banana, and small piles of sugar on the kitchen counter . . and leave the kitchen.

Early next morning I don my white pith helmet, my jungle explorer shorts, and I stealthily creep into the kitchen. I have a long line of local natives

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tion and support of promising candidates who could be elected with the new club’s support.

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, the head of the San Diego Democratic Party, also spoke to the group, indicating that the intent of the new club was to regain Democratic Control of the Escondido City Council just as Democrats have done by taking over the majority of members on the San Diego County Board of Superviesors. He indicated attention would also be paid to recruit and elect Democratic candidates at the water board and school board levels. Clearly, he said, the objectivef was to elect Democrats to key legislative and appointed posts. The meeting clearly was a challenge to the existing Escondido Democratic Party as well as the GOP. Escondido Police Arrest Suspect Who Fired a Gun near Palomar Medical Center

18 year old Matthew Cisneros was alleged to have stolent a purse while visiting a friend at the hospital. When confronted he ran away and police pursued him, eventually arresting him after he had hidden in some bushes in a nearby yard and after police reported hearing a gunshot. The incident was reported on Friday, July 16th at about 3:30 pm. He was taken into custody about 6:30 pm that same day.

serving as bearers of all my supplies; they precede me chanting the traditional jungle hunting mantra . . "ah tally fuddy wuddy ah tally day, ah tally fuddy wuddy, ah tally day," . .

Closer and closer we come to the kitchen as I prepare to pounce on my prey. The chant continues . . "ah tally fuddy wuddy ah tally day, ah tally fuddy wuddy, ah tally day," . . . the mantra is designed to lull the prey into a relaxed state and then. . . POW! I attack with sheets of paper towels . . 100, 200, 500, 1000 tiny red ants . . . all mine! I slay them unmercifully. I crush them with the palm of my hand, ably abetted by my fingers . . . all protected by a heavy duty paper towel. I tally up my white paper towels, each of which has about a gazillion ant corpses. I dispose of the trash and wipe down the counters. I dismiss my local natives and they march off into the distance . . ."ah tally fuddy wuddy ah tally day, ah tally fuddy wuddy, ah tally day," . . The expedition has been a suc-

Letters to the Editor Country Club Woes

Lyle: the country club woes have continued.

First it was the chicken manure fiasco. Then the continual dust from new homes construction, covering everything with a thin layer of brown dust. Now, again we have been ripped off! Our beautiful trees, so majestic in the center of the Country Club Lane, have been literally decimated.... cut down, hauled away. The city manager I talked to indicated that the roots were damaging the street, and they had to golf! I looked closely, and certainly didn't see any lifting of the curbs or street. Are we looking at a major street overhaul, to allow

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cess. We have decimated the many colonies of red ants. I remove my white pith helmet, pour a stiff drink of ice cold orange juice and relax.

My next challenge? To try and get Mary to remember things. Like turning off the stove. And putting food away at night before going to bed. I fear this challenge may not prove as successful.

"ah tally fuddy wuddy ah tally day, ah tally fuddy wuddy, ah tally day," . .

(Older readers will remember Saturday morning movies on tv that featured "Sabu, the jungle boy". In almost every episode they had the native load bearers in a long line, carrying supplies, usually on their heads . . . as they headed into the jungle and chanted . . (all together now . . ) "ah tally fuddy wuddy ah tally day, ah tally fuddy wuddy, ah tally day," . . . . . Somehow, that chant has always stuck with me. One never knows when one might be called upon to lead an expedition.


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MOST DEADLY ADVERSARIES. In the historic “Gunfight at Iron Springs,” Wyatt Earp’s long coat was punctured by several bullets on both sides and his boot heel was also struck. With startling calm, Wyatt eventually returned Curly Bill’s gunfire with his own shotgun, shooting Curly Bill in the chest at close range, nearly cutting him in half. VARIABLES & STANDARDS THEN AND NOW. Regarding his handgun, and to better grasp Wyatt’s skill and accuracy with a revolver, it should be made clear that since the Wild West days, a bullet’s speed has at least tripled, and the accuracy today has increased by six to seven times! What he was able to accomplish with the weapon of his era is, in perspective, considered quite impressive even by today’s standards.

Also, Wyatt’s contempt for quickdraw gunslingers who ‘showboated’ by fanning their weapons holds true by today’s professionals. Fast-draw champions today who are required to accurately hit designated targets in competition, claim that anyone fanning a gun accomplishes nothing except creating unnecessary noise. “No one can fan a six-gun, especially during that era, and hope to hit anything,” is the consensus. In outdoor magazines of the 1920s, a controversy surrounding fanning was put to rest. It was settled when they posted a $1,000 check to anyone who could fan a revolver and hit a designated target, even at a ridiculously short range. This challenge was widely publicized, but the check was never claimed. Wyatt Earp knew much of what he talked about. Added into the mix was that gunslingers back in the day of, say, Wild Bill Hickok, shot with black powder. Smokeless gunpowder did not come into general use until about 1893. Therefore, in many shootouts it sometimes took onlookers several minutes to see who actually won because of all the gun smoke that filled the air.

Love him or hate him, Wyatt Earp’s remarkable legacy is forever secure in the annals of the American Old West. He was among the fastest, most accurate, and most deadly gunman in the annals of the American Old West.

HOW GUNFIGHTS MOSTLY PREVAILED DURING THAT ERA. While gunslingers with deadly reputations more-often-than-not avoided each other (as a general rule), Hollywood would have us believe otherwise: a young upcoming gunslinger who wishes to enhance his reputation by “calling out” a more reputable gun. These scenarios were almost non-existent. Gunfights were often a spur-of-themoment scenario, involving alcohol, short tempers, and short-comings at a saloon poker game. Such shootings and killings were anything but artistic with nothing to do with speed of draw. It was often fumbling for one’s gun and reaction to it.

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Knifings and shootings were not the elegant stuff of Hollywood, but rather brazen, sloppy scenarios involving common rowdy folk. Stray bullets often injured, or sometimes killed innocent bystanders.

EXAGGERATION WAS OFTEN THE NORM. In regards to famous gunman, outlaws, and town Marshalls, their reputation for killing many people was often exaggerated and without true merit. Also, they often shot lesser-experienced opponents, as well as unruly drunks who were far from being adequate adversaries. Nevertheless, if you had notches on your gun and your kill-rate was well-known, you would be greatly feared by common town folk, even though your victims were far from being proficient with a handgun.

One such example was John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) who historians say over-embellished himself to the point where his reputation, today, sadly remains unchallenged by the casual reader.

Hardin claimed to have killed 42 men in gunfights (not duels but various shootouts), when in actuality he had murdered, perhaps, half that number. In prison, he even wrote an overly-biased and exaggerated account of himself in his autobiography. Historians are in general agreement that many people that John Wesley Hardin killed, or murdered, were not skilled in defending themselves. From the early age of 15, Hardin found he could have his way with opponents that were easy prey. For example, in November of 1868, Hardin shot and killed a black former slave with his revolver.

The black ex-slave was unarmed. Exaggerated accounts of the slave “armed” with a rock have been shamelessly advanced by (nonscholars) to give Hardin a sliver of respectability in a “one-sided scenario.” Nevertheless, such killings enhanced Hardin as a quick-draw gunslinger which, in reality, he was not in facing proficient gunmen. Yes, he was among the most feared and he was certainly among the most deadly gunmen of his era as far as the number of people he murdered or killed. However, in this article of fast-draw-cowboys, he does not fit. Western scholars do not even consider him as “recklessly bold” or even courageous in facing someone on equal footing in terms of skill and experience with a sidearm. One example of John Wesley Hardin realizing his limitations was in his few encounters with James “Wild Bill” Hickok. Hardin both feared and idolized Hickok. Hardin also fabricated or exaggerated his encounters with Hickok, spinning tales that made Hardin seem the better gunman. However, in truth, Hardin greatly feared Hickok and never gave

Hickok a bad time.

Once, when Hardin was confronted by Abilene Marshall, Hickok, to hand over his gun because it violated a no-gun city ordinance, Hardin quickly surrendered it. In August of that same year, Hickok was in pursuit of Hardin for killing an unarmed man in his sleep (for snoring too loudly). According to archival historians: “Hardin quickly left Kansas, never to return, thereby avoiding a confrontation with Hickok.”

Like many gunman who had notorious reputations, Hardin was killed – not in a gun duel – but was shot from the back on August 19, 1895 by John Selman, Sr. The bullet that killed Hardin from the back of the head emerged from his left eye, and though he was killed instantly, the feared assassin took no chances and walked over to Hardin’s fallen body and pumped two extra slugs into his victim.

As previously mentioned, outlaws were greatly feared and, therefore, were often cowardly executed to remove them as a source of vexation to the mainstream community. The same fate would befall Jesse James. In regards to Jesse James, he was not considered among the fastest or even among the most accurate, yet he was among the most feared. In the course of 15 years, he held up eleven banks, seven trains, three stagecoaches, one country fair, and a payroll courier. In terms of accuracy, his brother, Frank James, was greatly his superior. In support of this claim, Old West scholars are in agreement and have preserved Frank James’ various targets from his various target practices. No target of Jesse James can compare with Frank’s deadly accuracy! One gunman with a fast-draw reputation in the Old West was Harvey Logan (born Harvey Alexander Logan, 1867-1904), also known as Kid Curry. Curry’s primary claim to fame is mostly predicated on his association with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and their infamous Wild Bunch Gang. Though less renowned as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Logan was, nevertheless, referred to as “the wildest of the Wild Bunch Gang.” Historians do confirm that he killed as many as nine law enforcement officers in five separate shootings, plus two other men in unrelated events. Curry was prone to great exaggeration regarding his ability to be the fastest on the draw. His boast was that he could balance a poker chip or silver dollar on his extended wrist, then turn his wrist and -- before the chip or dollar hit the ground – he could fire-off five gunshots. This was an outlandish claim that he often exploited for his own means, and which had no validity attached.

In 2008, the Discovery Channel’s popular television show, “Myth

Busters,” exposed Kid Curry’s fastdraw claims to be totally without truth. Myth Buster’s television crew, with the help of various scientific testing, along with a bona-fide fast-draw world champion named “Lightning Larry,” proceeded to explode and dismiss Harvey Logan’s account as being pure fiction, and nothing more. Although Logan was fast, quickdraw champions and other experts debunk (through demonstrations) Logan’s exaggerated boasts. (“Myth Busters – Big Blast Collection,” Discovery Channel video.)

Logan is not considered in the same fast lane as a Wyatt Earp or James “Wild Bill” Hickok, both of whom were deadly fast and deadly accurate – the consummate recipe for the well-rounded fast-draw-cowboy. James “Wild Bill” Hickok (born James Butler Hickok, 1837-1876), was a figure that was perhaps more exaggerated and embellished than any other single individual. As early West historians and other experts of the era have evaluated: “It is difficult to separate the truth from fiction about Hickok, the first “dime novel” hero of the Western era and in many ways one of the first comic book heroes.” Such individuals present a challenge to contemporary scholars to sort through: “In the dime novels, Hickok’s exploits were presented in heroic form, making him seem larger-than-life. In truth, most of the stories were greatly exaggerated or fabricated by both the newspapers of his day, as well as by himself.” However, strictly on his prowess with a handgun and his quick-draw ability and accuracy, his true skills are uncontested. On that specific account alone, James “Wild Bill” Hickok was, without question, and without exaggeration, one of the fastest guns in the American West. As one scholar put it: “Hickok was an actor, gambler, lawman, and gunfighter who is regarded as one of the most skilled gunslingers of all time.”

All other aspects of his life are not so clearly defined and remain shrouded in myth and hearsay. On July 21, 1865, Hickok confronted Davis Tutt in a “quick-draw” faceoff, considered one of the first of its kind (on record) by many Old West historians. The two men faced each other sideways in the historic dueling stance (presenting a smaller target), before quick-drawing their weapons and measuring their fire. In this documented instance, Hickok’s fast reflexes and deadly marksmanship rendered him a clear victor. Hickok was not afraid of confrontation in any quick-draw match-up, no matter how skilled his opponent. This fearless confidence made him widely respected even by reputable outlaws. Their only chance would

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be to ambush Hickok, or shoot him in the back.

History records Hickok being killed by a cowardly act of Jack McCall (a.k.a. “Crooked Nose Jack”), who entered a saloon unnoticed by Hickok. While Hickok was playing poker, McCall shot him, point blank, in the back of the head, killing Hickok, instantly. McCall’s bullet emerged through Hickok’s right cheek, striking another poker player. Playing fivecard-draw, Hickok died with a pair of aces and a pair of eights, beginning the legend of this poker hand being designated as “Dead Man’s Hand.” Doc Holliday (born John Henry Holliday, 1851-1887), was without question one of the most colorful of all gunslingers out of the American Old West. None was more eloquent, educated, or had a greater command of the English language, than Doc Holliday. He was also fearless, with little or no regard for his own life, which made him doubly ferocious in any encounter.

Though often portrayed in Hollywood movies with a shotgun, Doc Holliday was lethal-quick with a sidearm. And he proved it on several occasions. Doc Holliday’s life was a complicated one which created a prism of friends, enemies, and all shades inbetween. But mostly, you either disliked him intensely or you were a loyal friend; there were few who sat on the fence.

Regarding Holliday: “Without question a stone killer, an alcoholic and a whoremonger. He was known to cheat at cards,” one writer opined. Then there were those who said, “Few men of his character had more friends or stronger champions.” In 1907, Bat Masterson wrote: “Holliday had a mean disposition and an ungovernable temper, and under the influence of liquor – was a most dangerous man.”

No other fast-gun was more highly educated, nor more popular in Western movies than this man. From motion pictures, to television Specials, to mountains of books, Doc Holliday seems ever-present in American folklore. His checkered life had a grisly beginning. He had a sister, Martha Eleanora Holliday, born December 3, 1849, who died at the age of six months. His mother died of tuberculosis, the same disease that killed his stepbrother, and the disease that would eventually claim him, as well. Diagnosed with tuberculosis he moved West to warmer climate to help offset his disease. There was a reason for his alcoholism. He increasingly depended on alcohol and laudanum to ease the symptoms of tuberculosis. Despite the ravages of alcohol and tuberculosis it is remarkable that his speed and accuracy with a handgun was

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beyond the level of his adversaries. Doc was a bona fide award-winning dentist, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1872, at age 20.

Another attribute that made Holliday unusual for his day was his intellect, which he often used to intimidate his adversaries, psychologically. He was well-educated for his time, affording him the unique ability to quote classical passages, and even speak in different languages. He received a strong classical education at the Valdosta Institute. He was well-versed in proper grammar and speaking English articulately, an uncommon attribute in the Wild West era. He was educated in mathematics, history, rhetoric, and four languages: English, French, Latin, and Ancient Greek. After saving Wyatt Earp’s life, they became life-long friends, though on a few occasions, Holliday offended Earp with his strong racial views against people of Jewish background. Wyatt Earp was not Jewish, but Earp’s woman (Josephine Marcus), was. Holliday ignited a temporary split in his relationship with Wyatt when he quipped, “Earp is becoming a damn Jew-boy.” Nevertheless the bond between Wyatt and Doc Holliday would weather any storm of misunderstanding and they would, in fact, remain steadfast and loyal friends throughout their respective lifetimes. Doc Holliday is well recognized by Old West scholars as being lightning fast with a handgun and relatively accurate. Of all the fastgun outlaws in history, Doc Holliday seems the most unlikely to make this list – and yet, he does.

There were many fast guns of the American Old West and I leave it to the qualified historians and the current fast-draw champions today to say who was the fastest of all. Only a handful make the short list. Certainly, among them (in no particular order) would be (1) Wyatt Earp (2) Wild Bill Hickok (3) Doc Holliday (this list is by no means complete but only a sampling). There are many variables involved: being fast and accurate is not enough – being able to maintain those skills under calmness and focus in actually facing a deadly opponent, is a critical asset. Frank North, for example, was a better marksman than Wild Bill Hickok, and proved it in friendly competition. However, Hickok told Frank North: “Frank, you can beat me when it comes to shootin’ at these little black dots, but I can beat you when it comes to hitting men who are shootin’ back!” That was true and Frank North conceded that fact: North never shot at men who were shooting back. Hickok did. Summary: Whether one is comfortable or not with the Wild West and its segments dealing with notorious figures of bank robbers, thieves, and cold-blooded killers, the

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Funding for Childcare and Youth

The CA 2021/22 budget passed last month, but a series of “trailer bills” to fund specific programs passed on July 15. Many of these were policy priorities for myself and for my caucus. Programs receiving funding ranged from foster youth to childcare and development programs, to housing and homelessness. Specifically, we passed legislation to begin consolidation of California’s fractured rate structure for childcare and preschool programs. With the $2.6 Billion allocated this year alone, quality of care will be emphasized to support positive learning and developmental outcomes for children based on evidence-based practices. Childcare administration will be transferred from the Department of Education to the Department of Social Services, as required by law.

Reimbursement rates for providers will increase, along with the number of subsidized childcare slots, financed partly with federal revenues. Childcare providers, a majority of whom are women, are frontline workers doing some of the most important work - getting our youngest children a firm educational foundation, yet have been long overlooked and undervalued. That is why AB 131, known as the Child

Care and Development Services Act was a Legislative Women's Caucus (LWC) priority bill. This week, I joined with the LWC for a bill signing ceremony with the Governor as he signed AB 131 into law to achieve these childcare monumental milestones.

Several programs set to be suspended that assist young adults with housing issues, and for foster youth during moments of instability, were restored. To increase safety and security, placement of foster youth in other states will end due to reported abuse and lack of oversight at out-of-state facilities -- youth currently placed out-ofstate will be returned to California. The legislation also prioritizes funding for youth who age out of the foster care program, and for pregnant individuals. Additional budget trailer bills will be considered over the coming weeks, with floor votes likely in August. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

We The People

The preamble of the constitution begins with “We The People.” Not we the government, but we the people. While the last 16 months has been difficult for kids, businesses and so many more, it’s also been a wakeup call. It’s been a wakeup call to many that feel their elected official isn’t representing them. It’s been a wakeup call to those who realize how much power one politician has. And it’s been a wakeup call to realize that the government can shut your business down, crush your livelihoods and keep your kids out of school.

We are grateful to live in the greatest country in the world. A country that was founded on democracy. A country that was founded on “We the People.” People can make lasting change, politicians can’t. One of the most impactful ways you can make a change is by speaking out. Every government Board meets, whether it’s over Zoom or in-person. Every meeting is required to allot time for public comment. This is where you can speak out. Whether it’s an issue at the County Board of Supervisors, SANDAG, School Boards, Water Authority, any public entity has meetings and

you’re allowed to address your representatives. If you truly want to make a change, this is how you do it. I will always try and be a voice for you and North County at the Board of Supervisors, but it’s ultimately up to you. Your representatives won’t know what their constituents think unless you call in, unless you show up, unless you write in and voice your opinion. I will never forget, that “We the People” are in charge.

To contact North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov


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Q: I had two cruises booked in Europe for last spring. Both were canceled during the pandemic. We had nonrefundable tickets on Alitalia to Rome and KLM from Amsterdam to Washington, D.C., which we purchased through Cook Travel.

We would probably try to take the same trip again next year, but we have no firm dates and no knowledge that the trips will be the same. I've spoken with Alitalia, and a representative told me I'm due a full refund of $6,056. I need my travel agent to help me, but he won't. I've sent him numerous emails, but he isn't responding. It's been five months since my cancellation. Can you help me get a refund? Many thanks in advance for your assistance with this request. -Mary Andrews, Free Union, Va. A: If your airline canceled your flights, you should receive a quick refund. But that didn't happen. Instead, you waited months for your airline and agent to help you, and they didn't. Alitalia says it refunded your travel agency directly. So you began asking your agency for the money. Based on the email thread that you shared with me, your agent did not respond. I think it's important to note that you are a retired travel agent yourself, so you know the system. And unfortunately, the system was breaking down as your colleagues struggled under the weight of thousands of refund requests.

There's one more twist: Although you were entitled to a full refund as far as Alitalia was concerned, your ticket said otherwise. It was a consolidator fare, purchased in bulk by your travel agency. And the travel agency imposed its own refund rules on the ticket. And it would not refund the ticket -- only provide a ticket credit. I know, it's frustrating.

Your case raises the question: How long is too long for a pandemic airfare refund? That's something a lot of my readers have struggled with since last year. Certainly, five months is way too long. During normal times you should get your refund within two weeks. If it's a once-in-a-century pandemic, then you definitely should give airlines a little more time. A month, maybe two. But not five. Never five.

By the way, here are some <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/alitalia/">contacts at Alitalia</a> and a few higher-level < a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/klm-airlines/">executives at KLM</a>, courtesy of my tireless researchers on my nonprofit

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TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Historically Speaking

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort closed two weeks before our departure, and our trip was canceled. Club Med offered us a future travel credit for the land portion and an air credit for the flights. Last May, we rebooked with Club Med for spring break 2021.

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Q: We booked a week-long vacation through a travel agent affiliated with American Express (Altour) for last spring break. We had accommodations at the Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, including roundtrip airfare, for our family of four.

Now the resort has not reopened, and our trip has been canceled a second time. They are again only offering us a future travel credit. For the airfare, which we booked through Club Med but is with American Airlines, we must use the flight credit before the end of this year. We have been trying to work through our travel agent, but we have gotten only delays and obfuscation. I'm not sure if it's the travel agent or Club Med.

At this point, we do not want to rebook, and we simply want a full refund of both the land and air portions of our trip. Club Med sold us a trip twice and canceled it twice. They have had $11,573 of our money for over a year. We feel it is not our responsibility to buy something else from them since they sold us a trip they cannot provide. We've told the travel agent that we want a refund, but she says they can only rebook. Can you help us get a refund? -- Emily Moerer, Merion Station, Pa. A: Club Med can't keep your money indefinitely. I think you deserve a full refund for your vacation.

I also think you were smart to work with a travel advisor. You had an extra layer of protection. Altour should have advocated for a quick refund or offered an acceptable alternative. It's unclear what Altour did for you. If I had to guess, I'd say it wasn't stalling but was probably overwhelmed with other COVID19 refund cases. A lot of tour operators offered vouchers after the initial outbreak. And many customers accepted them, hoping the pandemic would be over soon. But this is the travel industry equivalent to "long COVID," a condition where people continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms for longer than usual. It would have been easier if Altour had found a way to get your first vacation refunded. Then you could have booked a redo yourself when it's safer, instead of scrambling to use your expiring flight vouchers. By the way, your hard-earned

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by Tom Morrow

The history of the American newspaper is far too large to jam into an 800-word column, but here’s a shot at some of the basics. The “word-count” of the average daily newspaper such as the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, or San Diego Union, amounts to a sizeable 200-to-300page book. Weeklies such as the average community newspaper can be as labor intensive, turning out enough copy to fill a small paperback novel. The newspaper can be recognized to publish legal documents of recorded judicial, business, and governmental minutes for school districts, city councils, and county boards. To be officially considered a “publication of record,” county courts “adjudicate” a newspaper for printing “Legal Notices.” those governmental minutes and records from school districts, city and county boards and anything else where public monies have been or are proposed being spent.

The nation’s first newspaper, “Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick,” lasted only one day - Sept. 25, 1690. It was printed in Boston. The British Colonial governor thought it was too radical and had it suppressed after its first edition. In 1704, some 14 years later, a different governor allowed The Boston News-Letter, a weekly, to be published, and it became the first continuously published newspaper in the American colonies. Soon after, weekly newspapers, more or less with a commercial slant, began publishing in New York and Philadelphia as well as Boston. Colonial America’s primary population centered in those three cities. Commercial newspapers like The Boston Daily Advertiser reported on ship arrivals and departures. Newspapers began to take on a more interesting direction when James Franklin, Ben’s older brother, made a news sheet something other than a “garbled mass of stale business items.” James launched The New England Courant." It was a distinctive newspaper that annoyed the New England elite while proving entertaining and establishing a kind of literary precedent. James’ newspaper is where young Ben Franklin got his start as a journalist and humorist. Instead of filling the first part of the Courant with the tedious conventionalities of governors' addresses to provincial legislatures, James

Franklin wrote essays and satirical letters modeled on The Spectator, which first appeared in London 10 years earlier.

Prior to the 1830s, a majority of U.S. newspapers were aligned with a political party or platform. For the most part, that hasn’t changed all that much. In years past newspapers generally declared political positions on the editorial page(s), keeping the news columns as objective as possible. For the past several years, unfortunately, writer bias has crept into news reporting to the point the term “fake news” has become commonplace to those readers in disagreement on a position. Since the founding of the nation, daily newspapers have played an important role in American society. Here locally, San Diego County’s newspapers have been important to our everyday life … that is until the last few years. In the 1980s, the County had seven daily newspapers and more than double that number in weeklies. Today San Diego County has only one daily newspaper and no more than six weeklies printed on folded newsprint you can hold in your hands.

The advent of the Internet has revolutionized delivery of news and opinion. Today’s young people have never really had a habit of reading a printed newspaper … most get their news online from social outlets or on TV. We older folk, (aged 60 yearsplus) have depended upon our local print publications to keep us apprised of what’s happening at our community’s government, the courts and school districts as well as the business community. Local dailies are disappearing across the nation and electronic news reports are taking their place. Locally, the daily North County Times, at its peak, had a 100,000-plus readership. The 1995 merger of the Escondido TimesAdvocate and the Oceanside BladeCitizen became the NCT, but daily circulation began to slide and the inevitable happened. The San Diego Union, which earlier had been bought up by the Los Angeles Times, purchased the NCT and a few months later, the Union ceased its publication causing dozens of staff members to lose their jobs. As a result, North County no longer has a daily newspaper reporting to the more than seven respective cities. A number of online electronic news reports are joining area newsprint weeklies such as The Paper, all somewhat taking the place of daily newsprint publications. For local young people pursuing a career in print journalism it’ll be tough going as more than half of California’s daily newspapers are gone.

As my generation leaves the scene, our newsprint publications of yesterday are still with us … sort of, but you’ll have to go to a public library to find them. They’re mostly on microfiche. You can’t hold them in your hand but you can view them on a captured video page of a chosen date when daily newspapers reported our history of yesteryear.


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consumer advocacy site. Those should help if you have another problem with a pandemic airfare refund -- or any airfare refund. Your agency should have responded faster, confirming that it had received your money from Alitalia and that you were due a voucher, not a refund. But as a retired travel agent, you should have also known that you were buying a restrictive consolidator fare. I contacted Cook Travel on your behalf. It reached out to you and sent you the vouchers.

Gunslingers of the Old West Cont. from Page 6

American West and its pioneering days are historical truths that cannot be ignored.

Every civilized country today, without exception, has had its violent and vigilante beginnings. Yet, some Cancel Culture movements wish to erase segments of our Old West, as it already has with erasing American statues, memorials, flags, books, movies, and what we are

Friedrich Gomez, the author, with another superbly researched cover with this, his 177th cover story for The Paper.

Margaritaville . . . Cont. from Page 3

ing distended eyeballs, shortness of common sense and an urge to do either the tango or a whirling dervish, depending on whether the tequila came from Latin America or Istanbul.

I survived, partially because, as a child, my mother force-fed me massive doses of cracked wheat and cod liver oil, some of which apparently stayed in my stomach to absorb margaritas and other toxic substances that might accidentally slip down my gullet.

The following year, the popularity of the Margarita Challenge had grown so much that there were twenty four contestants. Remembering, or at least partially remembering, the perils of the year before, I paced myself and judged for taste and saltiness in one sip, continuity and flowability in the second, and frothiness and ease of handling in the third. Using that

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money doesn't expire. So why should your flight credits?

You could have appealed this to American Express. I list the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/americanexpress/">names, numbers and email addresses of the Amex managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I also publish the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/club-med/">Club Med executive contacts</a>. I contacted Altour on your behalf. It made arrangements for a full refund. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help

system, I was able to calculate the margarita's worth in a mere three sips, which meant that another fifty two sips remained in the glass. Unless it was an exceptionally good margarita.

In those cases, I would go back and take a sip for reliability, one for clarity, one for noozleness, then one to pay homage to good ol' Dink Kupferschmidt, the best friend a boy could ever have even if we did come from poor homes and had to walk barefoot through the snow to attend class in an unheated one-room schoolhouse.

And twenty two of the twenty four margaritas in the competition were exceptionally good. Fortunately, I suffered no ill effects from the judging until I left the contest site and tripped over a three-story apartment complex. But the previous year, I went into the judging with enough expertise to avoid making such margaritainduced mistakes. In fact, if it hadn't been for that long-distance phone call to Margaret Thatcher, it would have been completely uneventful. I still sample a margarita or two upon festive occasions, but only in the presence of understanding friends who don't mind if I insist on singing all 43 verses of “O There Ain't No Hair on a Bedbug's Back.”

The author, Sam Lowe, is a free lance writer, has served as a reporter, columnist, editor and publisher during his distinguished career. We are pleased to have him as one of our treasured writers at The Paper.

Chuckles Cont. from Page 3

“Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.”

"How's it work?" The friend asked, squinting at it. "Watch," the drunk replied. He picked up the mallet, gave the gong An ear-shattering pound and stepped back. The 3 stood looking at one another for a moment. . . . .

Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, "You idiot! It's 3:15 in the morning! •••• To my children: Never make fun of me for asking you for help on my computer. I taught you how to use a spoon. •••• Not to brag or anything but I can forget what I’m doing while I’m doing it. •••• When one door closes, another opens.

Other than that, it’s a pretty good car. •••• When I was 18 I used to touch my toes 20 times before breakfast. Today I have a cup of coffee and wave at them. •••• One of my favorite writers, Samuel Clemens ... also known as Mark Twain, with some remarkable quotes:

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“Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.”

“If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” “If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be – a Christian.”

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

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Learn why San Marcos is truly the place to “Discover Life’s Possibilities!” As one of the fastest-growing communities in San Diego County with a low unemployment rate, low crime rate and a strong commitment to economic development, it’s a community to grow and thrive in. With the unofficial nickname, “North County’s education hub,” we value learning and exploring through all stages of life. Come visit our city and learn why San Marcos is the place to be! We are a proud community, check out 10 reasons to live in San Marcos: 1. Strong local and regional economy 2. Excellent transportation network 3. Business-friendly 4. Central North County location 5. Exceptional education opportunities 6. Enviable weather 7. Quality parks, recreation and cultural programs 8. Diversified housing market 9. Environmental awareness 10. Quality medical care Learn more about the City of San Marcos at www.san-marcos.net

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Prepare Long Before Wildfire Threate ns

At this time of the year, Vista Fire officials always worry about the dry Santa Ana winds.

High winds and low humidity can transform a small, easily controlled fire into a catastrophic event, as we’ve seen happen across our state many times before. Becoming informed is the first step to living safer and smarter.

Key is to design a plan for wildfire, prepare your home and surroundings, and practice fire-safe activities. Be ready long before fire threatens, be prepared and plan your evacuation. Check the resources and tips available at ReadyForWildfire.org and always listen to local TV/radio news. If officials instruct you to leave, please do so immediately. Cats, Excellent in Emergencies.

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labels used to describe an animal’s behaviors when they’re experiencing discomfort. The behaviors might be avoiding eye contact or fidgety actions like lip licking, paw lifts, scratching or grooming suddenly “for no reason,” shaking off or repetitive behaviors. More extreme examples might include shaking and trembling, hiding or cowering, lunging, curling a lip, showing teeth, snapping or swatting, and growling/barking or hissing.

One Featured Class is "Junior Trainers Intro to Dog Training"; Wednesday, August 4, at 2pm, live online; ages 18 weeks and up, 1 hour, 5 weeks/$150. With kids (ages 6-12) out of school now it is the perfect time to help them learn to handle and train their dog. An adult 18+ MUST be present during all sessions.

Kitten and Cat Classes are varied and cover these topics: WellSocialized Cat Chat; The Trainable Cat, Levels 1 and 2. For Dogs and

Puppy and Dog Classes include Well-Socialized Pup Chat; Puppy Pre-School; Level 1, Marvelous Manners; Level 2, Superb Skills; Shy Dog Class; Reactive Rover, Heel Work and Mat Work; Fabulous Focus and Impulse Control; and Rattlesnake Avoidance.

The Dog Sports and K9 Nose Work classes are open enrollment, so you can register for each session you want to join. The trainer is flexible with scheduling days and times, so if posted times don’t work for you, enroll in the class and contact the trainer to schedule a better time. Please contact us if you have any questions! Dog Sports: Yoga for Dogs; Intro to Living Room Agility; Intro to Triebball. K-9 Nose Work: Intro to Search and Rescue Seminar; Basic Intro to Search (food only). Puppy Noses (ages 3-6 months): Intro to Scent Work and Enrichment. Learn more about the classes and

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People are concerned about the Homeless in Escondido and the county. A new FB page was formed called Escondido Homeless. I posted a long update on that page. I would invite you to read it. You might even want to engage in the solution. Here are some of the salient points from the post: We need to discuss as a community It’s a complex problem with no simple solutions Current enforcement limitations exacerbate the problem Work is being done -I chair a bi-partisan ad hoc committee of the six north county cities The ad hoc committee successfully lobbied the County Supervisors to provide/fund more PERT to partner with our COPPS unit in the EPD. There is really no alternative to using police officers at this time. Health in general is a county issue, not a city issue but the lines are blurred. State sponsored Home Key monies details and timeline are still being developed. We are working the problem. We’ve made some progress, but a lot more has to be made. More information can be found on this website https://homelessness.escondido.org. And if you want more direct interaction with the city please join the Community Advisory Group on Homelessness https://cag.escondido.org.

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The Internet and social media impact on American culturepart I of ?

We put a question mark at the end of this columns title because; we’re simply not sure where the path will lead us. Over the last twenty years the Internet has had an accelerating impact on American lives and culture, some good and some arguably not so good. The everyday devices used to access the Internet, tablets, smart phones and PCs, are dual purpose in that each also has noninternet capabilities. Smart phones use the cellular grid for text and voice communication and also to connect to the Internet. Tablets have Internet as well as LAN (local Area Network) and stand alone capabilities. PCs have both Internet and stand-alone capabilities. Today our focus is on PCs (notebooks, desk tops’ micros and All-in-Ones) simply because those are what we

Before the Internet came to dominance, PCs were primarily standalone workstations. Today the Internet dominates user patterns for home, portable and small business users. From a performance and hardware perspective, the mix of Internet and stand-alone usage is not important for most users. Almost any PC manufactured since the 2009 Windows7 release is capable of handling Internet speeds at precisely the same speed as the newest, fastest and most expensive computer. Nearly all applications like spreadsheets, genealogy and tax and bookkeeping programs are available as “cloud” based or standalone applications. The CPUs on most twelve-year old PCs are capable of handling common standalone applications in real time assuming the OS has been upgraded to Windows 10.

One collectible item is really a pair. If you have ever had a meal at someone’s home, or at a restaurant, and let’s face it, who has not, you are bound to see a couple of pieces usually in the middle of the table. They usually look similar, but one has an “S” on it, the other a “P”. Okay, so I’ve given it away. Yes, they are salt and pepper shakers.

Before I continue, please, before you use either one of them, look to see what you are using. Don’t be like my father did several years ago, and then wondered why his food tasted unusual. I don’t actually know the full story as to why salt and pepper were made a pair, but I do know their history.

Before there were salt and pepper shakers as we have come to know them, people in the Victorian period placed their salt in open cellars. The salt came in rock form, and had to be chipped off to be put on food. Seems like a lot of work to have salt on your salad. It sure is much easier to have the waiter help you or just do it yourself.

The early salt shakers actually were salt mills. They had a piece inside the shaker that was used to break the salt into pieces. When salt production became more sophisticated, the pieces used to break the salt were no longer needed. As modern ceramics became popular in the 1940s, salt and pepper

The Internet offers access to a sizable chunk of human knowledge. It would be nice if some omnipotent and all knowing entity edited each

Prior to 2000 computer technology increased speeds and storage capabilities at a ferocious pace. The average computer and applications program version were obsolete in two or three years. The expense of replacing the PC and favorite game or bookkeeping software every couple of years was prohibitive and kept lower income people from becoming users. Then as the Internet slowly replaced standalone applications the dynamics began to change. “Cloud” based applications running on superfast “cloud” servers reduced the “need for speed” of PC processors. Internet storage and streaming services reduced on board storage

The Appraiser’s Corner Salt & Pepper Shakers By Jeff Figler

requirements. Internet down loads, streaming video/sound and cheap flash drives killed the DVD-R/W. Companies like Amazon, Face Book, Google, Netflix and YouTube didn’t care how fast your CPU or how big your hard drive as long as you could connect. They wanted stability and easy access for their “Cloud” based products. Companies whose revenue relied on short cycle technical obsolescence like Dell, HP, Apple and Microsoft had to find a new plan. The Internet made PCs cheap, stable and almost immortal in terms of technological life spans.

shakers took off. There were made of various designs and shapes. The market for the shakers steadily increased as the ability to make the shaker increased. Today, shakers are made in a variety of materials, including metal, ceramics, glass, wood, and plastics. Collectors are impressed with shakers. But it was not until the advent of ceramics that shakers became more accessible, and unique. As shakers became more varied, the more shaker collectors there are. In addition, the internet has allowed more collectors to be aware of shakers for sale.

Generally, salt and pepper shakers are relatively inexpensive to collect. Of course. There are some shakers that are very expensive, depending on their rarity, condition, and desirability. Most shaker sets can be bought for between $5 and $50, but other sets can sell for several thousand dollars.

There are some collectors who collect vintage salt and pepper shaker sets because of the memories they bring back while they were growing up. As with other types of collectibles, shaker sets will most likely appreciate in value. The sets that are common, and mass produced, will not appreciate much, but hold on to the vintage sets and the ones that are unique in design.

Shaker sets can vary greatly in value. For example, a pair of American silver gilt and glass salt and pepper shakers made around 1960 were sold around

$350. Shaker sets of celebrities have also been auctioned. In 2010, there were 23 shakers owned by Lucille Ball that went for $598. A pair of painted bisque salt and pepper shaker from around 1920, depicting a prancing black man and woman sold for $717, while a pair of American silver novelty salt and pepper shakers from 1879 were sold at a Heritage Auction in 2008 for $1195. Naturally, the older and more ornate, the more valuable the shakers will be. A pair of Steuben Glass Works blue aurene salt and pepper shakers from 1912-1922 were sold for $2400 at auction. It really must take a collector who really is excited about the items to purchase a salt and pepper shaker set for that much money. Of course, each collector’s reasons for buying any item is different.

But I must say that spending over $6000 on a salt and pepper shaker set is a bit much. Well, that is what happened in a 2013 Heritage auction. A pair of Tiffany Japanese hand-hammered silver and mixed metal salt and pepper shakers from 1878-1891 were sold for $6875. That’s right. Almost $7000 for a pair of shakers. At least they were in good condition with only light surface scratching and nicks. I’m sure that the buyer had a good reason to spend nearly $7000 on a shaker set. My wife would have probably kicked me out of the house.

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

entry but unfortunately, there is no such editor. Consequently Internet content represents not only knowledge based on the rigorous application of scientific method but also on the random musings of every kook who ever shuffled a mouse. Any position or points of view, no matter how illogical or bazaar, can find substantial support on the Internet. For Western Internet platforms like Face book, Pinterist and Twitter content editing policy is for the most part defined by the profit motive. Those policies may be influence by poto litical considerations designed curry favor with those government institutions that might affect their profitability through regulation. But what about Tik Tok? What floats their boat? Let’s discuss it next week.

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Call for Vendors for Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens - Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is still open and we’re looking forward to our 13th Fall Fun Festival on October 16, 2021, from 10am to 3pm. This fun family day is a FREE event and all are invited to enjoy kids’ activities, plants and food for sale, vendor booths, and discover our beautiful Gardens.

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The vendor application for the Fall Fun Festival is now available on the altavistabotanicalgardens.org website under Events/Fall Fun Festival. Vendor booth space is only $40. There are 2 ways to pay - by check or by PayPal using your credit card or debit card. The PayPal option link is available on the website.

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City of Encinitas Presents Wednesdays@Noon: Courtly Noyse, Wednesday, August 4th, 12pm, free, Encinitas Library: Vocal and instrumental Medieval and Renaissance music performed on reproductions of period instruments by Jay Sacks, Sandra Stram, Vickie Jenkins, Laury

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New West Guitar Trio, Wednesday, August 11, 12pm, free, Encinitas Library. The LA based trio, Perry Smith, John Storie, and Jeff Stein, performs original music and some covers spanning jazz, blues, folk, and Americana styles.

Vieness Piano Duo, Wednesday, August 18, 12pm, free, Encinitas Library. The husband and wife duo of Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh explores a spectrum of diverse music, from standrd repertoire, contemporary music, and original arrangements.

Wednesdays@Noon free concerts and Art Night Encinitas are part of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division. For assistance, contact Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrtor, email, or call 760.633.2746. City of Encinitas is located at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, 92024.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (FIN RFP 21-01) COST RECOVERY BILLING & COLLECTIONS SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on August 16, 2021. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING – None. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of administration of the City’s Cost Recovery Program. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET Based on contingency fees. TERM Five (5) years with five (5) one-year options to renew. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 7/29/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9014318 The name of the business: Spotless N Serene Cleanup Service; Spotless N Serene Referral Agency, LLC located at 2937 Unicornio Street #E, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. Karen Fay Coy 2937 Unicornia Street, #E Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/01/21. /s/Karen F. Coy Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/06/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

2021-9015645

The name of the business: V Want

Cab located at 1820 Melrose Dr., #225, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information Farshad Hampaei

1820 Melrose Dr. #225

San Marcos, Ca. 92078.

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business n/a. /s/Farshad Hampaei

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/20/2021.

7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 325 S. MELROSE DR. VISTA, CA. 92081 NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER NOTICE OF ENTRY OF JUDGMENT ON SISTER-STATE JUDGMENT 37-2021-00003785-CU-ENNC

1. TO JUDGMENT DEBTOR Texinn, LLC d/b/a Tex Inn, The Quiet Inn, LLC.,Q.I, Wholesale Lumber, LLC., Pelletier Management and Consulting, LLC, and Gaetan Pelletier

2. YOU ARE NOTIFIED a. Upon application of the judgment creditor, a judgment against you has been entered in this court as follows: (1) Judgment credtor CIT BANK, N.A. (2) Amount of judgment entered in this court $251,769.51. b. This judgment was entered based upon a sister-state judgment previously entered against you as follows: (1) Sister state: Texas (2) Sister-state court: In the District of Dewitt County, Texas, 24th Judicial District. (3) Judgment entered in sister state on 7/27/2020. (4) Title of case and case number CIT Bank, N.A. vs Texinn, LLC dba Tex Inn, The Quiet Inn, LLC, Q.I., Wholesale Lumber LLC, Pelletier Management and Consulting, LLC, and Gaetan Pelletier. Cause No. 20-04-25, 123. 3. A sister-state judgment has been entered against you in a California court. Unless you file a motion to vacate the judgment in this court within 30 DAYS after service of this notice, this judgment will be final.

Ths court may order that a writ of execution or other enforcement may issue. Your wages, money, and property could be taken without further warning from the court.

If enforcement procedures have already been issued, the property levied on will not be distributed until 30 days after you are served with this notice. Date: 01/27/2021 Clerk, by G. Hornick, Deputy DOP: 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9015795 The name of the business: AROKA iBrow Salon; AROKA Beauty Salon, locatd at 720 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Name of Registrant: Karina Kamalinejad 818 Wild Lilac Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/22/2021.. /s/ Karina Kamalinejad Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/22/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

2021-9015757

The name of the business: Choice Digital Strategies, located at 702 Civic

Center

Dr.,

Suite

Oceanside, CA. 92054.

111,

Name of Registrant:

Thomas Leslie Teague

603 N. Cleveland St., Apt C Oceanside, CA. 92054

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business 3/01/2015 /s/ Thomas Leslie Teague

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/21/2021.

7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00028710-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: Petitioner Liryam Conny Egoavil Espinoza filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Liryam Conny Eguavil Ezpinoza to Proposed name Liryam Conny Lampe. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: 8:30a.m., Date: 8/24/21 Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 7/06/21 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE; SEE ATTACHMENT: /s/ Pamela Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011591 The name of the business: Harbor Pool Service, located at 1019 San Juan St., Oceanside, Ca. 92058. Registrant Information: Micah Jordan Press 1019 San Juan St. Oceanside, Ca. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/20/21 /s/Micah Jordan Press Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/09/2021 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9011196 The name of the business: FBN Carlsbad, First National Bullion Carlsbad, located at 785 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Del Mar Fine Art LLC 1125 Camino Del Mar Suite B, Del Mar, CA. 92014 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 1/20/21 /s/ Jonathan Cavuoto, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/052021 6/24, 7/01, 7/08 & 7/15/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9013921 The name of the business: St. Malo, located at 1741 S. Meyers St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: HILP-Apartments, LLC 10490 Camino Del Venado Escondido, Ca. 92082 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 9/01/2008, /s/ Andrew C. Laubach, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/30/2021 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9014798 The name of the business: Benchmark Apartments, located at 353 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Providence Capital Fund VI, LP 183 Calle Magdelena, Suite 100 Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is operated by a Limited Partnership. First day of business 8/15/1989. /s,Andrew C. Laubach, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/12/2021 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS – 553 - 595 GRAND AVENUE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes repairs, sealcoat, and restriping of Creekside Marketplace and related minor sitework. The work will occur at 553 - 595 Grand Avenue, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than June 30, 2022.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the project construction manager via email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing contractors are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the project construction manager for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable. Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos c/o IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 629 J Street, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: cmaurer@idsrealestate.com

PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, meeting at the northwest corner of 553 Grand Avenue. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the presubmittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/spa ce/y97MiuKfWH

It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The

Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected.

PREVAILING WAGE 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 will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects. The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP: 7/22 & 7/29/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9013984

The name of the business: DRR Nurses on the Go LLC, RTH Med

Lab Distribution, located at 4601 Marblehead Bay Dr, Oceanside, Ca. 92057.

Registrant Information:

DRR Nurses on the Go, LLC 4601 Marblehead Bay Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057

This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a..

/s/ Dureza B. Hanson, Manager

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on701/2021,

7/22, 7/29, 8/05 & 8/12/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The

2021-9012670

name

of

the

business:

Charmed by the Glass, located at 16679 Sam Lane, Ramona, Ca. 92065.

Registrant Information: Judy A. Romaine 16679 Sam Lane

Ramona, CA. 92065

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business 6/27/2014. /s/ Judy A. Romaine

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Clerk/Recorder of San

Diego on 6/21/2014.

7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME

STATEMENT20219014548

The name of the business: Coastal

Lighting and Control, located at

448 Zarina Ln., Encinitas, CA. 92024

Registrant Information

Eric Jean Pierre Fournier 448 Zarina Lane

Encinitas, Ca. 9202

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business n/a.

/s/Eric Jean Pierre Fournier

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/08/2021.

7/22, 7/29, 8/05 & 8/12/2021


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