Volume 44 - No. 26
July 03, 2014
by lyle e davis
Some of you may already understand how solar energy works.
For those of us who are not gifted with technical minds, let me answer a basic question many of us ask: "Just how does solar energy work?"
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Let me see, how do I make this easy for you, and me, to understand? How about if we put together a roundtable of experts to answer this and any other questions that come up? According to California Solar Initiative (CSI) data, Escondido, Vista and Oceanside are all in the top 10 largest solar cities in the county for number of installa-
tions. Accordingly, we assembled a group of specialists in delivery of and installation of solar energy systems, all of whom are represented in the top 20 rated companies in San Diego County, all of whom had a Better Business Rating of a minimum of A, several had ratings of A Plus.
You will meet several of them in this article and have a chance to
do follow up questions to them as we will post their names and phone numbers.
Basically, solar energy all revolves around photovoltaic (PV) cells, which as the name implies (photo meaning "light" and voltaic meaning "electricity"), convert sunlight directly into electricity. A module is a group of cells connected electrically and packaged
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into a frame (more commonly known as a solar panel), which can then be grouped into larger solar arrays, which then collect and convert the sun's rays into electricity.
To put it more simply, let’s ask one of our experts seated at the roundtable, Scott Motherhead, Sales Manager for Herca Solar, Inc., rated #9 in the top 20 in our county, located at 580 Airport Road in Oceanside, and available at (760) 966-8060. Scott says . . . “Sunlight hits the solar panel, turns into DC, (direct current); that DC goes to an inverter, which changes from DC to AC, (alternating current) power which then goes into the house and used by the homeowner; any excess power goes back to the grid (via net metering). At nighttime, the power comes back into the house.
SDG&E charges $5 per month to use them as a battery (the grid). You could feed the excess power into storage batteries yourself, but they’re expensive. A $20,000 solar system would likely need a $20,000 battery system to store the excess current. I think $5 a month sounds a whole lot better.” We could get a whole lot more technical and talk about atoms, silicone, conversion of photons to electrons . . . all that kind of technical detail. But, trust us, it works. Mr. Sun sends his warm
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Points to Ponder
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
rays down to earth, photo-voltaic cells collect that warmth and energy and converts it to electricity.
Unless you're going to physically install photo-voltaic cells yourself, that's about all you really need to know . . . from a technical aspect. When Should You Consider Solar Energy?
If your monthly electric bill is $150 or less, solar energy may not be for you. At $150 per month solar energy would likely allow you to, at best, break even. But if you’ve got some heavy electricity bills . . . then solar energy is a rather exciting and cost saving direction in which to head.
Scott Gordon, president of Helio Power, rated #13 in the County, puts it another way:
If you're $200 or less on utility costs . . it's okay to look at Solar; if it's $200 or $300 you should be exploring solar and if it’s $300 and you don't have solar, you're wasting money. At that point solar is cheaper than utilities. Another thought . . .
“Today, thanks to SDG&E’s recent price increases, for about what most customers will spend in the next 5-6 years, they can own a system and never pay another power bill,” said Michael Powers, found-
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Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground? Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway... Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Why did you just try singing the two songs above? Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what
color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white? Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized? Why do people keep running over a thread a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try? How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures? Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat? How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
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ing partner and VP Sales & Marketing of Stellar Solar (rated #7 in the county) and partner with Kent Harle.
Looking into the future, Ashley Arant expects Baker Electric Solar’s (rated #5 in the county) business to increase in San Diego, “Since customers realized the significance of the utility increase that took effect last September, inquiries have increased more than ever before. As we enter the summer season this year, and homeowners face multiple higher bills affected by last year’s increase, many will look for options to lower their electric bill and investigate solar options. It is likely that the solar industry will continue to grow and expand as the rates for electricity continue to rise with the recent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. There has also been a recent development for homeowners in San Diego County in that another residenticl rate increase for all tiers within SDG&E territory is due this summer, which has been approved by the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission). An increase with an average rate of 13% but varies by the tier. It probably will hit sometime this July.” Erica Johnson, of Sullivan Solar Power (rated #1 in the county) said. “People are becoming more educated and well-versed in solar technology, which is a no-brainer
investment for most property owners.” What About SDG&E? Are they involved? Can They Help?
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It might depend upon who you talk to.
One of the more fascinating energy suppliers we spoke with is not a big fan of SDG&E or California utilities in general. You talk about a fascinating backgound . . . meet Martin Learn, head man at Home Energy Systems.
In a strange and fascinating journey to solar energy, Martin Learn was at one time Dr. Martin Learn, an anesthesiologist! A medical professional, very successful for 21 years.
Then he decided to quit the profession. He went back to school, took his MBA and looked around for a business to buy or start. In 1982 he founded a non-profit organization, received a grant from the California Energy Commission, in 1988 received a grant and research contract. He then retired in 1996.
But, he got bored. In April of 2001 he recognized that a lot of solar equipment was being sold . . he saw a lot of shoddy work and decided he could do it better. There were rebates available then. He formed his company. Somewhere in there he also man-
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aged to build a real estate subdivison in Julian. Busy man.
From a highly trained anesthesiologist . . . to a holder of an MBA . . . to a company founder . . . and then, "I was on the roof this morning, filling in for our operations manager."
“While we will always need the utility grid, when you factor in costs to society and the environment, there are better ways of generating electric power. There is opposition to solar as well as conservation programs from SDG&E and PG&E and all investor owned utilities. They feel it's a disruptive force of the utility. Your readers may question why utilities are
opposed to solar energy."
Ted Torre-Bueno - President of Empowered Energy Solutions says:
SDG&E does not offer incentives. In most states, utilities monitor and provide incentives. Cal Center for Sustainable Energy oversaw our state program. SDG&E will put its banner on green events on most any company . . . effectively endorsing companies if they are on the fast track program. They are the permitting authority. SDG&E has the permission to operate, and reserves the right to inspect the installa-
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The Paper • Page 4 • July 03, 2014 Palomar Health Names Robert Hemker as New President and CEO
Palomar Health Board of Directors has named Robert (Bob) Hemker as the new president and chief executive officer of Palomar Health, effective August 15, 2014. Bob has served as the chief financial officer for Palomar Health for the past 13 years, including a stint as interim CEO in 2002.
After careful deliberation, the board made this unanimous decision on June 23, following the resignation announcement by Michael Covert on May 30. Covert will leave Palomar Health on August 15. “We are delighted to make this appointment as part of the succession plan and policy developed several years ago,” said Palomar Health Board of Directors Chairman Ted Kleiter. “Bob has the level of experience and background to lead Palomar Health through these challenging times. With his leadership in the financial arena and his close working relationship with the executive management team and medical staff leadership, he was a natural choice.” As president and CEO, Hemker will report to the board of directors, serve as the senior executive for Palomar
Health, and be responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership throughout the health district. This includes operational and strategic oversight of Palomar Medical Center, Palomar Health Downtown Campus and Pomerado Hospital, along with the district’s other services such as expresscare health clinics, the orthopedic institute and the women’s center.
Hemker has more than 30 years in the healthcare industry and was appointed as chief financial officer of Palomar Health in May 2001. His extensive experience includes managing the financial and operational aspects of healthcare organizations and working closely with the community, physicians and board representatives. His career also includes CFO, COO and CEO experience in for-profit, notfor-profit and governmental acute care hospitals in Southern California and Hawaii.
“I am humbled by the faith the board has shown in me,” said Hemker. “I am excited to have the privilege of continuing to serve Palomar Health in the role of president and CEO.” Hemker is an accounting grad-
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He was 89 years old. Had a good life and a great marriage. Good friend, Richard Jungas, of California Funeral Alternatives, is handling the arrangements.
Man About Town
Sad to see in today’s Death Notices that old friend, Pastor Ralph B. Johnson has passed.
We knew Ralph and his wife, Irene, for years. Met them shortly after buying The Paper back in 1999. They were both in real estate then; he was a retired pastor but still would preach occasionally. He spoke to our Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club on occasion and I attended a couple of his services.
He was a low key preacher; didn’t dance around the stage a lot, not a ‘hell-fire and brimstone” type . . . just a good old down to earth, common-sense type preacher.
Rest in Peace, Ralph. You were a good friend and I’m proud to have known you. ••••• As we put this week’s cover story on Solar Energy together I became curious and decided to calculate as to whether solar energy might be for us. Turns out our average SDG&E bill is $207.72. It’s right at about the level where it would make sense to at least consider solar. Our cost per kwh (kiilowatt hour) averages out at $.29024 (on a tiered billing rate.) The on-line calculator I used suggests we would need a 3.74 Kwh system with an estimated cost of $22412, post incentive cost $18,270. These estimates were based on us covering 75% of our utility bills with a solar system.
These are general averages, if we were serious about pursuing solar energy we would want to consult with one of the energy suppliers referenced in our cover story to get a precise cost and to calculate how long it would take to amortize our cost. Word is another rate increase is coming this month
Letters to the Editor Deconstructing Schlesinger’s Latest Propaganda
I am truly impressed (depressed is perhaps a more appropriate word) by the propaganda barrage from the Schlesinger "Stuck in the Rough" gang against the citizens of Escondido. A series of full-page ads, typically costing $30,000 each, have flooded our papers in a "Shock-and-Awe" campaign designed to terrify the public of the economic might of this behemoth. If Hitler's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels were still alive he could learn a thing or two from them. In order to make my point, allow me to deconstruct his latest advertisment in the June 22, 2014 issue of the UT-Sandiego. For
thanks to SDG&E so that will likely increase the desirability of going solar.
If interested in solar, take the time to read our covers story. Some good information there and a listing of suppliers that have proven their ability and reliability. We screened them for you, selecting companies rates as the top 20 in San Diego County and all of whom have at least an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. ••••• John Trudell, the Escondido CPA, decided to take his child bride, Cookie, and head up north to relax recently. They loaded up their camper and headed for Bass Lake, just south of Yosemite. They met Cookie’s son and grandchildren, kicked back and relaxed and loved every minute of it. Those who have visited Bass Lake and the Yosemite area in general know just how beautiful that area is. I suspect the trip was also, in part, a bonus to John in recognition of his having a date with a surgeon later this months for a minor surgical procedure. (Did you ever notice that surgery on someone else is ‘minor’ but you and me always have ‘major surgery’ even if it’s only having our tonsils out? ••••• Dallas Woodring, the always smiling realtor, has even more
"Stuck in the Rough" name of this Beverly Hills developer has been papered over by the misleading but smoother "Escondido Coalition for Open Space and Community Revitalization." I have yet to discover the origin of this "Escondido Coalition."’ Is it a manufactured creation of the Schlesinger "Stuck in the Rough" gang or is it legitimate?
Next, a blatantly misleading petition was presented for signatures to busy shoppers outside grocery stores, who were asked by the (paid) petitioners the question, 'Are you in favor of parks in Escondido'? I confess that I signed it after a cursory reading. After all, how can anyone NOT be in favor of parks in Escondido? It was only after reading it in its entirety that I realized it was a complete misrepresentation by the Schlesinger "Stuck in the Rough" gang and scratched my signature off. It is small wonder that 11,000 signatures were obtained from busy shoppers. The advertisment goes on to say that 'If approved, the initiative would convert 110 acres of blighted land into a new residential community.....' No mention of the fact that, by
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to smile about these days. First, he made the successful bid on a trip to the big island of Hawiia at the recent Kiwanis Club of Escondido’s Gala; secondly, he reports multiple offers coming in on real estate his firm has listed and attractive interest rates suggest the market is coming back, slowly but steadily.
He reports he’ll book his trip to Hawaii sometime in the next several weeks after he checks with “his boss.” (You and I know he means ‘the wife.’) ••••• Kat, the always smiling recepEscondido’s at tionist, Auditory Assistance, is quite an adventuress, frequently visiting the Colorado River; she leaves Wedneday night for five fun filled days and will be entertaining her brother and sister in law visiting from Utah, celebrating his birthday.
They’ll be boating on the river, attending or throwing cocktail parties, doing lots of entertaining in the evening. “We have about thirty couples we’re close friends with; it’ll be a riot,” she says. They have a mobile home that is a home away from home at River Lagoon Resort, near a little town,Ehrenberg, Arizona.
Mark and Lynn Shaw, owners of Auditory Assistance, say, “She’s earned it.”
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shutting off the water, cutting down more than 70 trees, and spreading the area with smelly chicken manure, it was the Schlesinger "Stuck in the Rough" gang which converted a well-manicured Escondido Country Club property into its current blighted condition. This "Open Space and Community Revitalization" initiative would, in truth, allow them to build a huge housing development on this property while providing a pathetic 5.7 acres of park-like open space within it. Incidentally, it is now cynically labelled "The Lakes" which are non-existent, except for a couple of ponds which served as golf hazards.
The ad goes on to extoll all the advantages which will acrue to Escondido with the addition of this community of 400 residences, complete with goodies such as lakes, swimming pools, playgrounds and tennis courts, presumably available for the use of all Escondido citizens, but de-facto limited to residents of "The Lakes." There is no mention of the fact that, if the initiative is approved, the Schlesinger "Stuck in the Rough" gang will convert a quiet community into one with a permanently increased environmental load (traffic, schools, power and water to
mention a few factors) due to the large influx of new residents. I might also add that the advertisment makes no mention of the construction mess made during the creation of this new development.
Living as I do in the south of Escondido, I am not personally impacted by this monstrosity. However, I often drive through the area, and shed a tear for the Country Club and its open space, which will be destroyed forever if Schlesinger and his "Stuck in the Rough" gang get their way. Judging by the amount of money they have flung into their advertisment barrage over the last few months, it is likely that they will succeed. Then, after a few years when the rape of the land is complete, they can return to their quiet homes in Beverly Hills, and plot new predatory plans for other communities. A final point. There are many of us in the USA who believe that, as long as someone owns a property, he/she can do with it whatever they please. I disagree. After we displaced the original Americans from their land, we took on the obligation to care for it. I know that I would not spread chicken manure over my front yard in order to browbeat my neighbors, and trust that they will, in like manner, not do the same
The Doctor is In!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is rising almost exponentially in our population today. People with OSA stop breathing repeatedly for 10 seconds or more during sleep. This occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat collapse causing their airways to close and/or your tongue falls back blocking your airway.
Most of us don't even know we have sleep apnea and only after our bed partner observes us do we become aware a problem exists. If alone, we may often wake suddenly gasping or choking for air. Other symptoms of OSA are chronic snoring, excessive fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, irritability, headaches, learning difficulties, and
memory problems. Our population is getting heavier and it is well known that there is a direct link between excessive weight gain and the onset and severity of OSA. Other factors that lead to OSA are smoking, drinking alcohol especially before bed, being 40 or older, large neck size, hyperglossia (having a large tongue), and having a small airway.
If unchecked, OSA may cause job impairment and/or falling asleep while driving. It can also lead to stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. "Drowsy driving" is a common risk in sleep apnea. Those of us with moderate to severe OSA are 15 times more likely to have a traffic accident. This study also showed that after being treated for sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment or oral appliances, that number was greatly reduced.
Who you gonna call? Most of us see our dentist more often than our physicians because we have cleanings and exams on a regular basis, usually at least every 6 months. As your dentist, we primarily focus on your oral health and during our examinations we observe your airway openings and
for me. In God's eyes, we are all shepherds of the land in which we live.
/s/Sorab K. Ghandhi Escondido CA ••••• Dear Mr. Davis, I enjoy reading Tom Morrow's articles. After reading the latest one about Benedict Arnold, I wanted to clarify some further details in Wikipedia. It appears that Wikipedia reprinted whole paragraphs of Tom Morrow's article, word for word, but wiki did not reference The Paper as its source of published information!
Regarding your commentary from two weeks ago, Mr. John H. Tashjian's response (in letters to the editor) is absolutely right. The big difference between then and now is that attack on Pearl Harbor woke up a sleeping giant, while attack on Baghdad dispatched an incompetent commander on his 19th taxpayer-funded trip to Hollywood for political fundraising. Ironically, this conduct loops right back to Benedict Arnold's conduct. This makes me wonder, was The Paper's timing of the Arnold article coincidental? /s/Thomas Skarvada
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routes of air exchange more closely than a physician might, since their examination must cover the whole body. We also ask certain questions, recommended by the American Sleep Apnea Association, that help us screen for those patients who might have OSA. If your responses along with our examination suggest you have OSA, we'll refer you to your doctor with the recommendation that you have an overnight sleep study done. This study monitors the physiological changes that you go through during sleeping, and detects the level of severity of your OSA, if it exists.
Treatment for OSA can either be done with 1) Using Oral Appliances worn at night to keep your airway open, 2) Using a CPAP machine that
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tion. Companies can apply to be on the fast track program. It’s pretty much a rubber stamp application, so you can be up and running so much more quickly.
Ask your contractor if he's on that list. Scott Motherhead, from Herca Solar, chimes in with this comment: SEMPRA Energy is booming . . record profits in a very bad economy. Martin Learn goes on:
I've done some lobbying in Sacramento and am on three committees at the state level, trying to work with our legislators to help make solar energy even more efficient and more easily installed for more people. There should be great opportunities to partner with utility companies. But, utilities are accustomed to monopoly status . . . we want to be part of the energy mix. Then we can be less reliant upon foreign sources of energy.
Take a look around the world. In Germany . . .30% of national power comes from solar. In Denmark, 30% from wind energy, in Japan, 15% from photovolatic (solar). “We've set up a stringent set of professional standards for our company and the contracting
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blows air into your airway to keep it open, or 3) Having surgery to remove tonsils, excessive tissue, or shift the lower jaw and tongue forward and open your airway. Currently, a 4th uses orthodontic appliances that reform and expand your oral cavity allowing more air exchange (ie. DNA System).
Many dentists now examine for and treat OSA, and our patients have had great results. One recent case was with a retired engineer who returned saying "Man, I'm glad you solved my tiredness problem. I had been so exhausted and now I feel so much better... you've really made a difference in my life." He also lost 50+ pounds... his wife was elated! For a free consultation regarding OSA at the San Marcos Dental Center. CALL (760) 7344311.
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“American Celebrations” Program Given by Sue Stehle at DAR Meeting
At a recent business meeting of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sue Stehle, chapter member and longtime Carlsbad resident, gave a program titled “American Celebrations” where she recounted many holidays and the history behind them. She was presented with a certificate and DAR Victorian cup by Regent Wanda Prosser. DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who participated in some way
Boys State Promotes Civic Engagement
Last week, California Boys State held its annual conference in Sacramento. Organized by the American Legion, the event hosts hundreds of high school boys for a series of activities related to civics education.
Twenty-four students from Senate District 38 were selected to participate. Local chapters of the American Legion chose these young men based on specific criteria including, leadership, scholarship, loyalty, and service in their schools and communities. Each young man is selected through a challenging interview process conducted during his junior year of high school.
The conference activities include mock legislative ses-
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(l-r) Wanda Prosser and Sue Stehle in the patriots fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Go to http://santamargarita.californiadar.org. Students Donate to Alta Vista Gardens
Students from High Tech Elementary North County recently donated their frog life cycle art and research reports book to Alta Vista Gardens. After a field trip in May led by Farmer Jones which included finding tadpoles and frogs in the Garden's pond, teacher Jaclyn Vasko and her kindergarten students chose to find out more about how frogs change from eggs to tadpoles to frogs. Students created frog
sions, court proceedings, and more. It is a memorable opportunity that provides exposure to the governing process, examples of potential careers, and a sense of civic duty. I was honored to visit with the young men from the North San Diego area and talk to them about the legislative process. Boys State encourages young adults to become involved and become leaders in their community. I applaud their efforts. We need to encourage more civic education for young people so they become educated members of our community.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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life cycle sculptures and prepared written and oral reports. The sculptures and book project were donated to the Children's Garden in June and will be displayed at Kids in the Garden classes this summer and at the Fall Fun Festival on October 11. Children's Garden mosaic sign and many others from Alta Vista Gardens were recently completed and installed under a grant from the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation, led by Project Director Ann Little. Kids in the Garden class is offered the second Saturday of every month. School classes and Scout group field trips are available by contacting Farmer Jones, at 760.822.6824 or email@example.com.
California’s Spending Priorities are Seriously Out-of-Whack
On June 15 the Legislature approved a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. While it’s an improvement over the recent past, I was compelled to oppose the budget for a number of reasons, including its failure to adequately compensate Medi-Cal providers.
In 2011, when the state was still bleeding red ink, MediCal provider rates were cut by up to 10 percent. These cuts proved financially devastating to healthcare providers like Palomar Health’s Villa Pomerado facility in Poway. If facilities like this close, thousands of Californians simply won’t have access to healthcare. Now that the state’s finances have improved, these cuts should be restored. But that’s not the path the majority party chose. Instead, the new budget, which increases spending by $12 billion over
Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club Announces July Events/Programs – Starting off with the July 4th celebration on the LSM Pavilion Lawn from 10am to 2pm. Opening ceremony at 10am with “posting of the colors” by the Young Marines from Camp Pendleton and the “Freedom Choir.” The event includes music, games, food and drinks, art exhibits, the Most Patriotic Dog Contest, and ending with the Yacht Club Parade of Boats at 1:30pm. For more info about this event, contact Gene Williams at ewassoc@@aol.com. The Club meets for luncheon meetings every Tuesday at the St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos, from 11:30am to 1pm, with a program from 12:30 to 1pm. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The month’s programs are: July 8, Alan Mindell, Novelist of “The Closer” will talk about “Life Begins at Seventy.” July 15th will be Dr. Mark Roybal,
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last year and manages to find millions to pay for the bullet-train, fails to increase Medi-Cal provider rates.
These spending priorities are haywire. Implementation of Obamacare will add up to 2 million enrollees to the already overwhelmed MediCal system. Failure to adequately reimburse healthcare facilities and doctors who will treat this expanding pool of patients is a major mistake that will make the existing situation even worse. Once doctors quit or healthcare facilities close, it’s too late. Due to Sacramento's skewed spending priorities, many patients may discover that their healthcare "coverage" exists only on paper. Adding millions of new enrollees will delight government statisticians in Washington and Sacramento, but some of our most vulnerable citizens are about to discover that the doctor is not in.
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Cognitive Psychologist, “The Brain Game.” July 22nd, Brian Turner, Author of “How to Kill a Law Suit.”, and July 29, Charlotte Fan, Manager of San Diego North County Meals on Wheels will give an “Update of Meals on Wheels.” US Military Admitted Free to Botanic Garden in Encinitas – Now through Labor Day, September 1st, the San Diego Botanic Garden is offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus five immediate family members). Thanks to the generous support of a Garden member, the Botanic Garden is able to participate in the Blue Star Museum program. Visit the website for more information: http://www.sdbgarden.org/events.htm.
Free Spirits Art Quilt Exhibit in July – The 2014 Free Spirits Art Quilt Exhibit will be on display from July 3 – August 2, ThursdaySaturday, at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 640 Alta Vista Drive, Vista. This is a Tribute to Jill LeCroissette and there will be a special exhibit. Each artist has quilted their inspiration of two opposite words they have chosen to illustrate. Come and see if they capture your imagination. Admission is free; no charge to tour the art gallery or browse the gift shop and visitors center. Some quilts are available for purchase. Artists exhibiting are Karen Bennick, Susan Nikkel, Joan Schooley, and Ann Turley. There will be an Artists Reception on Friday, July 11, from 13pm. For info, call 760.728.2139. Visit the 163-year old Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and the La Tiendita Gift Shop. Tours are available Thursday through Saturday 10am-3pm. Visit
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Register Now for Critter Camp – Start planning summer fun activities for your critter-loving kids. The upcoming Critter Camp is being held from 12:30 to 2:30pm from July 7-11 at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Cost is $65 for one week. All campers must be ages 6 through 12. Registration is open; call Ina Shookhoff, at 760.888.2261 to enroll, and visit www.econdidohumanesociety.org for more details.
Sara Petite Concert Coming to San Marcos - On Saturday, July 12, at 8:00pm, Frogstop House Concerts in San Marcos is hosting a concert by singer-songwriter Sara Petite (www.sarapetite.com). Named “Best Americana or Country” in the 2009 San Diego Music Awards, Petite last appeared at Frogstop in 2011. Reservations can be made online at http://frogstop.org; via email to email@example.com; or by calling 760.295.0222.
July 12th Kids in the Garden Class at Alta Vista Gardens – On Saturday, July 12, Cathleen Chilcote Wallace will present Luiseno storytelling of “The Gift Basket” from her grandmother’s time growing up at Batiquitos Lagoon. The session will include sharing about food gathering and native foods, native crafts and an art project. Class time is from 10am to 12noon. Adults are welcome. The class fee is $5/child and includes all the fun things to do in the Children’s Garden. Fees support the development of the Alta Vista Children’s Garden. When a family membership is purchased, the monthly Kids in the Garden class is free for a year. Donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
the proposal in advance, his going out in front of the issue signaled to the community it would not get far. The chilling effect this had on rational dialogue on the subject was palpable.
call 760.822.6824. School field trips, Scout badge sessions and club tours are also available for a reasonable fee. Alta Vista Gardens is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park. Website: altavistagardens.org.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class - A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The July class is offered Sunday, July 13, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. The Fish and Game range is located at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register, call Jack at 760.746.2868.
Contemporary Women’s Group to Meet on July 14th. - Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women’s volunteer and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, July 14, with a social beginning at 6pm and meeting at 6:45 at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar, San Marcos. CWONC welcomes new members, so if you are interested in attending the upcoming meeting or finding out more about CWONC, contact Lisa at email@example.com or visit www.cwonc.org.
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Instead, the Planning Commission meeting---where the proposal was first aired publicly---as was social media, was flooded with anger, misinformation, and vituperative outbursts.
Escondido’s “Epic Fail”
In public affairs, as in life, you are rarely judged by the circumstances presented to you, but by your response to them. Based on that criteria, I have to give Escondido Mayor Sam Abed---to use today’s parlance--an epic fail.
Abed’s response to the recent request by a federal contractor to convert an empty former senior care facility for use as temporary housing for 96 of the young people flooding across our borders in record numbers, was to give interviews announcing his opposition prior to any public hearing on the proposal. While I am not naive enough to think he had not been briefed by city staff on
Abed and other opponents would have you believe that denial of the request would be a shot across the Obama Administration’s bow and that it would serve to reverse a controversial (and in my mind, errant) policy decision implemented by executive order that many believe had the effect of encouraging young people to come to this country illegally for a better life. Nonsense.
As evidenced by the fact that two such facilities just like the one proposed already are in operation in this county alone--one in El Cajon, the other in Lemon Grove---logic compels the belief that this is little more than a grandstanding,
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William Randolph Hearst: Father of ‘Yellow Journalism’
One of America’s most powerful, controversial, and hated tycoons was William Randolph Hearst. He was an American newspaper and magazine publisher, who built the nation’s largest chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. William R. Hearst was born in San Francisco in 1863, to millionaire goldmine owner and U.S. senator George Hearst and his wife, Phoebe. After being kicked out of Harvard Hearst took control of The San Francisco Examiner from his father, who owned the newspaper as payment for a debt.
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uate of San Diego State University and received his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from University of La Verne. He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Carlsbad and enjoy spending time with their three children, their spouses, and the couple’s four grandchildren. In the coming weeks, a succession plan will be announced to fill the CFO position that will be vacant as of August 15. California Whooping Cough Epidemic Continues
1,100 new cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported in the last two weeks and cases in the state continues to climb, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer reported today. This brings the total number of cases to 4,558 (as of June 24). This far surpasses the total number of reported cases in 2013, which was 2,532. One additional infant has died, bringing the total number of
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Later moving to New York City, Hearst acquired The Journal and began a long, bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World. This led to the creation of the term “yellow journalism,” which were sensationalized stories of dubious validity.
Hearst was both lucky and unlucky when he entered politics. He was twice elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, but twice ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of New York City, as well as for both governor and lieutenant governor of New York. However, Hearst exercised enormous political influence, and was blamed for leading the United States into the Spanish-American War. Hearst acquired the best press equipment and the most talented writers of the time, including Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Jack London. The Journal's daily circulation would routinely climb above 1 million after the 1898 sinking of the USS Maine and America’s entry into the Spanish-American War, dubbed "The Journal's War" due to the paper's immense influence in provoking American outrage against Spain’s brutality against Cubans. While the“yellow press” did not directly cause America's war with Spain, Hearst’s and other papers
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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
more fun to watch.
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
15. Colleges? Try University of Nebraska at Lincoln or Chadron, Doane, Dana or Hastings College. They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country and they still wave at passing pickups when they come for the holidays.
And my FAVORITE ...
Rules of Nebraska:
1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.
2. Let's get this straight; it's called a 'gravel road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.
3. They are cattle & pigs. That's what they smell like to you. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I80 goes east and west, I-29 goes north and south. Pick one.
4. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year. 5. So every person in every pickup waves It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.
6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of ducks are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time. 7. Yeah, we eat perch & walleye. You really want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.
8. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. 9. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age.
10. No, there's no 'vegetarian special' on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey. 11. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and potatoes. We use two spices: salt & pepper! Oh, yeah ... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat...IT AIN'T REAL CHILI! Chili was born and bred in Nebraska ....and we like it with tomatoes & beans! 12. You bring 'coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.
13. College and high school football is as important here as the Giants and the 49ers, and
14. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it spooks the fish.
16. We have lots of folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, so 'Don't Mess with Nebraska'. If you do, you will get whipped by the best. Cell Phone Manners
You know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know all their business? When you have enjoyed listening to as much as you can stand you can now have revenge by making a clever response!
After a busy day I settled down on the bus. I tried to nap as far as my destination which was 135 miles away.
Then, this dude sitting near me hauls out his cell phone and starts up: "Hi darling,it's me, Mark, I'm on the bus - yes, I know it's the 6:30 & not the 4:30 but I had an important meeting to attend - NO, It was not with that floozy from the office pool - I was with the boss. No, darling, you're the only one in my life - YES, I'm sure, love you my babe" etc., etc. This was still going on a half hour later when the young lady sitting on the other side of the aisle was tired of hearing his personal conversation... and was driven beyond endurance, so she yelled at the top of her voice, "Hey, Mark, baby, turn that damn phone off and come back to bed!”
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infant deaths to three. Children four-months-old or younger account for nearly 2/3 of all pertussis hospitalizations.
“Infants are at the greatest risk of illness and death from pertussis,” said Dr. Chapman. “Vaccination is the best form of protection. We’re encouraging all parents to vaccinate their children, and for pregnant women to be vaccinated to protect their babies. This will ensure maximum protection against this potentially fatal disease.” The Tdap vaccination for pregnant women is the best way to protect infants who are too young to be vaccinated. All pregnant women should be vaccinated with Tdap in the third trimester of each pregnancy, regardless of previous Tdap vaccination. Inoculated women pass immunity to their unborn babies that protect them until they can be vaccinated. Infants should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Current pertussis data, including the number of cases in each county, can be found on the CDPH website. www.cdph.ca.gov Escondido Driver’s License
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did inflame public opinion to a fever pitch, which was a major influence in President William McKinley's decision to go to war with Spain.
By the mid-1920s Hearst had 28 newspapers nationwide, but the economic collapse of the Great Depression and the vast overextension of his empire cost him control of his holdings. In 1937, Hearst Corporation faced a court-mandated bankruptcy. From that point, Hearst was reduced to merely being another employee. Hearst died in 1951, but his name again became prominent in 1974, when his granddaughter,Patricia "Patty" Hearst, was kidnapped by and then joined the Symbionese Liberation Army. She is the daughter of Hearst’s fourth son, Randolph Hearst. One of Hollywood’s most influential movies was Orson Welles's
On June 28th the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Avenida del Diablo and Valley Parkway.
Under a new state law, drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. Eight vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 5 vehicles were impounded. Following are other results from this event: ¬ 1659 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. ¬ 852 vehicles were screened in primary. ¬ 2 FST’s were conducted, resulting in 2 DUI arrests (1 for alcohol, 1 for marijuana) ¬ 51 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) ¬ 21 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (6 for suspended license and 12 for unlicensed driver, 4 for no insurance.) Educational materials were also distributed to all vehicles stopped.
1941 film Citizen Kane, which was loosely based on parts of Hearst’s life. He was enraged at the idea of Citizen Kane being a thinly disguised and very unflattering portrait of him. Hearst used all his resources and influence in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the film from being released -- all without his ever seeing it. Welles and the movie studio, RKO, resisted Hearst’s pressure, but Welles and his Hollywood friends succeeded in getting theater chains to limit their bookings of the film, resulting in mediocre box-office numbers and seriously harming Welles's career.
HBO offered a fictionalized version of Hearst in its film,RKO 281. His mansion, Hearst Castle, near San Simeon, was donated in 1957, by the Hearst Corporation to the State of California, and is now a state historical monument and a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The Hearst Corporation continues to this day as a large, privately held media conglomerate based in New York City.
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field," he says. good thing."
"We're doing a
“We have over 500 installations and 498 happy customers so we get lots of referrals because of our fine workmanship and using only the best of materials." How Do I Buy Solar? Are there Financing Plans Available?
An interesting option will soon be available from RGS Energy, according to Bryan Conklin, their VP of Marketing. They will, says Conklin, soon have their own inhouse financing department.
“Solar has come down in cost, and with federal tax credits, more and more available. We can presently offer to install a solar system with 0 or very little down.
Almost all solar energy companies surveyed agreed that financing is available in one form or another. Again, Ted Torre-Bueno, of Empowered Energy Solutions: “There’s a Federal Tax Credit which is very much alive; it offers 30% of the installed cost as a tax credit.
There is the HERO program. While not an incentive program, it offers a different way of financing solar, using your building’s property taxes as a means to an end. When you pay property taxes you can pay down the solar installation . . . and that will float to a new owner. It’s similar to adjusting your mortgage and it is fully tax deductible.
It may not have the best interest rate, and has a high initiation fee . . .but you can write off your payments, so it’s a fairly attractive means. (No credit check required - but you need a bit of equity in home - a percent of the value can be used and you can pay it back over 5/10/20 years; all tax
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“Tonight’s The Night” Dance Mixer for Upscale Singles Group - Simply The Best Singles, an organization for upscale singles, presents "Tonight's The Night" Dance/Mixer for ages 35+, Saturday, July 19, 7:30pm to 11:30pm at the Del Mar Marriott, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego (where Fwys. 56 & 5 meet). DJ, "locks to keys" icebreaker, prizes, psychic, photographer, and more! Dress is upscale classy (no jeans/no shorts), self parking $3, valet $10, dance price $15/prepay or $20/door. Reserve at www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com or for info call 818.577.6877.
RB Art Association Happenings – The Rancho Bernardo Art Association provides programs, workshops, exhibits, and social activities related to art for its membership. Nancy Kempf is exhibiting paintings at Café Merlot through July, located at Rancho Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, while Meda Menius is exhibiting watercolor paints in the Gallery at the Winery’s Tasting Room. The 4th Thursday of the month, (July 24th) at 7pm, RBAA will sponsor a pastel painting demonstration by Glen Maxion, award-winning figure and portrait painter. The meeting is free to members; nonmembers are welcome, at a fee of $5. The meeting is held at the RB Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., Rancho Bernardo. Membership is open to individuals interested in art and meeting others who share the same interests. For more info, visit the website at www.ranchobernardoart.com.
Escondido Recreation Makes a Splash! - The City of Escondido Recreation Department is offering a
rated #11 in the county) offer a variety of options to ensure you get the system you need and want and we try to make it easy for you to afford. Solar has a history of sustainability, plus we offer a 10 year product workmanship warranty. Alisha Arant of Baker Solar Electric agrees: “We have several financing partners . . . and can offer a prepaid lease, a monthly payable lease, outright purchase or ppa (power purchase agreement). We can also assist the consumer in setting up their buy through the HERO program.
Part of our function is to educate homeowners for their various options and helping attain benefits depending on their goals.” Who Are These Energy Companies? Who Am I Dealing With?
There are several ways to acquire a solar energy system,” he says. “You can buy the system outright or you can lease it or you can pay via a power purchase agrement through a third party. Most all of us who are top rated suppliers of solar energy systems (RGS is
wide array of aquatics programs and open swim hours this summer at James Stone and Washington Park pools. Learn-to-Swim classes are available for children as young as 6 months old through adult. Classes are offered in group or one-on-one settings. Splash Ball will teach children 5-9 years water polo fundamentals and prepare them for competitive play through the ACE Riptides Water Polo Club. Swim Club and Summer Swim League embrace both the novice and elite swimmers and are excellent ways to improve swimming techniques, get fit, and make new friends. SCUBA classes for ages 8 through adult will prepare you for underwater exploration! Kids will enjoy Bubblemaker and Seal Team and adults can earn their PADI Open Water Diver Certification.
Extended open swim hours are available at both pools this summer from now through August 16th. Washington Pool open swim hours are Monday through Thursday 13pm; Friday 1-4pm; Saturday 26pm; and Sunday 12-4pm. James Stone Pool open swim hours are Friday 3-7pm; and Sunday 12-4pm. “Keeping our community water safe is a high priority for Escondido Recreation. We are happy to offer many learn-to-swim classes and more sessions and extended hours for open swim this summer including, Friday evening at James Stone. A cool Escondido is a groovy Escondido!” said Loretta McKinney, Director of Library and Community Services. For more information on Escondido aquatics program and all recreation activities, call 760.839.4204, 760.839.4382 or check out the website at www.escondido.org/recreation. Insect Festival at Botanic Garden - Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival on Saturday
Whether a large, medium or small company, we found the majority of the owners or top management personnel had backgrounds in energy analysis, as an electrician, an engineer, or, at a minimum, an interest in one of the above fields that led them into solar energy. and Sunday, July 12 – 13 from 10 am – 4 pm. This one-of-a-kind festival is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages, featuring thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Bug collecting, interactive insect arts and crafts as well as tasty cooked mealworm larva – in various flavors including mesquite, teriyaki and barbeque – are just some of the engaging activities scheduled at the Festival. Local bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 educational booths will instruct and entertain children and adults alike. The Insect Festival is sponsored by the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures, K&M Pest Solutions and the San Diego Botanic Garden. The Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. Event is free with paid admission or membership. Visit the website for more i n f o r m a t i o n : http://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm . Escondido Senior Center Travel Service to Hold Travel Meeting The Escondido Senior Travel Meeting will be held Monday, July 14, at 1pm, in the Senior Center auditorium. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Wonder Valley Ranch Resort located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The resort is in a beautiful and relaxing setting with many amenities and activities. The Travel Service is planning an October trip to Wonder Valley with a side trip to Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. All Seniors are invited to attend this informative and interesting presentation followed by our annual Ice Cream Social. For information and trip reservations, phone 760.745.5414, Monday thru Friday, 9am to Noon. Happy Hour Politics Meeting on Thursday, July 17th – “The
Of those studied in our survey:
Sullivan Solar Power is the number 1 rated solar energy company in the county; They also carry an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. They can be reached at (858) 271-7758. From Erica Johnson, Director of Community Development:
“There's are many reasons we're the number 1 Solar Energy provider and installer in San Diego County.
First, we're no small operation, running out of a garage. We have 13 3-man crews, all comprised with state licensed electricans, with dispatched trucks to respond to your needs on a moment's notice.
We have a warehouse with over 14,000 sq. feet. centrally located in Mira Mesa. No lengthy waits for parts. We use only the top quality solar panels and highly trained technicians who do the installation. Satisfaction is guaranteed!
We do NOT pester you with unsolicited phone calls and "door knockers." If you want to discuss solar energy . . . call us. We'll be happy to take the time to answer any and all questions.
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Eroding of your Civil Rights: How to Right Wrongs Legally” will be presented by Brad Dascus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute at the Happy Hour Politics(HHP) meeting on Thursday, July 17th. Hear more about his organization’s efforts to defend, without charge, religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties when threatened. Brad will provide information on specific cases relevant to our civil rights. He is a guest speaker frequently seen on America Live, CBS News, CNN, Dateline, MSNBC, the Today show, and the O’Reilly Factor. Happy Hour Politics meet from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad. The $15 cash cover charge includes appetizers. Drinks are available for purchase. For more information, contact Coordinator Melanie Burkholder at 307.690.7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out Happy Hour Politics on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @hhpcbad. RSVP by July 10th. HHP is a satellite club of Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF).
July Events at The Center – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, (called The Center), will be holding the following events during July: Friday, July 4, 4pm, free festive afternoon of family fun in the park with live entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors, community art sale and more. The night will conclude with a performance by the 1st Marine Division Band of Camp Pendleton and a fireworks display set to begin about 9pm.
Summer camps: Theater, Intro to Acting, July 7-11, 8:30-11:30am, ages 9 to 12. And July 7-11, 1-5pm, ages 13 to 17, Perfecting your Audition. In
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The Paper • Page 11 • July 03, 2014 These 27 Tips Give You The Edge When Selling Your Home
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Meetings, weddings, quinceaneras, birthdays, receptions, craft shows, recitals, religious services, concerts, fund raisers, seminars, and other special events and occasions. The Escondido Women’s Club Maximum 170 people Full use of kitchen and stage 24-hour insurance required Hourly rentals include House Manager, table setups and guards for all weddings and other parties. Call 760.743.9178 for information
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We do present seminars from time to time. You're more than welcome to attend and ask any questions you like. No question is off limits. And there is never any pressure to buy. Ever.”
Sullivan Solar is the largest integrator in the SDG&E territory, also according to California Solar Initiative (CSI.)
Solar West Electric, even though one of the smaller companies with between 15 and 20 staffers, has earned the number 2 ranking in the top 20 solar energy providers in San Diego County plus they have a Better Businees Bureau rating of A. They are located at 2640 Financial Ct, San Diego, CA and can be reached at 858.750.2995. The owner, Rhett Miller, started his business about six years ago; his background is that of an electrician and his company serves primarily San Diego.
He attributes his success to his experience and background in the industry and knowing how to satisfy a client by keeping them in the loop. Baker Electric Solar, 2140 Enterprise St., Escondido, (877) 543-8765. They enjoy the number 5 rating in the county and also have an A Plus rating with the BBB.
I’ve known the Baker family for years, going back to the late Leroy Neville Baker, his son, Neville, Neville’s son was Kent, and Kent’s son, Ted, who represents the 4th Generation and also serves as the company’s CEO. Mark Baker, one of Neville Baker’s sons, and uncle of Ted, is semi retired, still active, however, with Rotary. Four generations of Baker family members brought the company to where it is today. Mike Teresso is President of Baker Electric Solar.
Baker Electric, in late 2002, had been doing a lot of construction for major area builders, including Pardee Homes. They did around 550 solar installations over several years and saw that solar energy was growing rapidly and was creating and demanding a market of its own . . . so Baker Electric Solar was formed.
Today, they have a 26000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility, providing plenty of storage room helping to ensure on time installations. While they will do around 1000 residential installations this year they also do some really large commercial applications, a prime example being a 61 Megawatt system in Antelope Valley.
For sales leads they rely on advertsing as well as customer referrals. Referrals are a huge part of their growth. They maintain an online presence with their website, utilize pay per click, radio, Google, and direct mail. They do not use robo-calls or sales
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teams “door knocking.”
Solaire Energy Systems holds down the number #6 rating in the count as well as an A Plus with the BBB. They are located at 4562 Alvarado Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA and can be reached at 619.567.7366
We spoke with the founder and COO (Chief Operating Officer), Jerrod Fisk, and his General Manager, Trey McCann.
Fisk holds four different licenses. The original was as a heating and air conditioning technician, he already had his electricians license. He also holds a general contractor’s license as well as that in Solar Energy.Around 2000, while working in the LA area, he saw the first set of solar rebates at the city level came emerged. He started selling solar systems with the rebates and saw solar come to life. It was no longer a novelty and he saw the consumer could save money over time with their own solar system. This lasted for a couple years, then the rebates went away for awhile. He started Solaire in 2007 and Trey McCann joined him about six years ago and now serves as General Manager. The two work well together as they have a lot in common, with being from Massachusetts. Fisk pointed out that while California is the largest solar market in the nation it still only has about 5% of the energy mar-
ket; the nation as a whole is even further behind with only a 1% share.
“This,” he says, “will change, however. I see it doubling exponentially over the next 10 years as policies change within city, county and state government. Right now, only government is keeping SDG&E from raising rates.”
They do employ robo-calls as well as door to door salesmen and report no ‘pushback’ from the consumer. Stellar Solar, 5122 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA. (866) 7876527 Rating: # 7 A Plus, BBB.
Kent Harle, one of the founding partners says: “I’ve been in energy since my college days. We do about 80% residential, 20% commercial and we serve all of San Diego County. We have about 65% of our business coming in from referrals; satisfied customers tell their family and friends about us and we have a new client. I’m a business oriented guy with an engineering background. We are a good sized company with 5060 on staff, about seven well trained solar analysts make up our sales team. We do around 600 to 700 homes per year. We reach our market with adver-
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‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 5
Encinitas, CA. To the Editor,
As a concerned youth, who will eventually be able to buy my own firearms, I am worried that each year new laws will be put in California that will slowly diminish my rights as a Citizen to own and use firearms. I strongly believe that The Peoples Republic Of California doesn't care about the United States Constitution that our founding fathers devised and they only care about laws to pass that get them more votes. I am a responsible and trained firearm user who knows that there is no need to take away guns from myself and others who know what we are doing and how to safely operate them. I believe that politicians don't actually care about gun deaths in the US, they just want to make their lobbyists and sponsors happy so they get
more money. When I become of voting age, I am going to make sure that I regularly vote in any and all elections, especially those that involve gun rights. Regards,
Aidan White, Carlsbad
Pay attention boys and girls, your old dad has been taking notes and has come to the conclusion that staying home and expecting wide oceans to keep you safe just ain't gonna cut it, re.9-11-01- New York and Washington DC.; Fort Hood, TX.; Boston (marathon), MA. Even though you stay at home and keep you nose clean there will always be somebody out there in some dark corner of the world with the bizarre notion that you've gotta think exactly the way he does or he's gonna come after you and kill ya. I guess there are different
‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 16
Escondido, CA—In a 2002 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, a peerreviewed article was published by a Dr. Michael D. Martin, MD et al. in which the third sentence states: “The disc itself is active tissue that contains significant mechanisms for self-repair.” That article was published by a neurosurgeon and written direct-ly for neurosurgeons.
“The Disc Itself Is Active Tissue...”
So what does that really mean to us? It tells us that the disc itself does have a God-given ability to heal and repair if provided the proper mechanisms for self-healing. There is a specific mechanism inherent in each of the spinal discs called the “pump mechanism of disc nutri-tion” (see Fig 1). When this mechanism is not working properly, the spinal discs will begin to die causing bulges, herniations, and eventually spinal stenosis.
The spinal disc is one of the very few tissues in the body that does not have a direct blood supply for circulation. The only way that the disc gets the circulation of water, oxygen and nutrients for self-repair is via this specific disc pump mechanism. What happens when you decrease cir-culation in any type of tissue, whether it be animal tissue, plant tissue or human tissue? Exactly, it begins to become weak and begins to degenerate.
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In your spine, when the pump mechanism of disc nutrition fails, the disc will begin to de-generate and become weak. This weakness in the disc is what produces the bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs.
The treatment that is provided at Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido is revolutionary and is specifically designed to artificially re-create the pump mecha-nism in the discs which allows the spinal discs to heal and re-pair. The best part of the treat-ment is that it uses no drugs, no injections, and no surgery. Plus it’s painless and many patients relax and fall asleep while un-dergoing the treatment. The amount of treatment needed to allow the discs to heal and repair varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and orthopedic evaluation. We do NOT accept everyone for treatment and will let you know if we can accept your case for treatment. Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC at the Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido, CA will do a spinal disc severity examination to determine the
Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC
Dr. Heilman will be offering this spinal disc severity examination from now until Friday, June 20, 2014. Call 760-480-4480 to make an appointment to determine if your spinal discs can be treated. NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.
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‘The Solar Revolution’ Cont. from Page 12
tising, the internet, radio ads. We’re familiar with the HERO program and the 30% federal tax credit and are happy to help our clients structure their financing in a manner that is best for them.
We’ve been in Carlsbad since 1999, have a warehouse in Oceanside with offices in both Carlsbad and Clairmont. Herca Solar, Inc. 580 Airport Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058. (760) 966-8060 County Rating #9, BBB A
Herca Solar has been in business for almost 10 years. Scott Motherhead, Manager says:
“I’ve been with the company about eight years. My background is in sales, electrician, installations, engineering, and design. Today, I serve as commercial division manager but I’m involved in most day to day operations.
It’s been a successful and rewarding career. We do a lot of larger jobs but also a lot of residential. We have a great balance between the two. One of the many reasons for our success is service after the sale. We get a lot of positive word of mouth. We do a job in neighborhood, the neighbors come around, observe and ask questions. Before you know it, we have found new customers .
We get a lot of referrals from satisfied customers, we use mailers and internet advertising . We have an outside sales crew. We give them leads we have developed from our website. We have an ongoing in-house training program to ensure our reps are up to speed on this fast moving industry. It seems to be working as some of our sales reps have been with the company for eight years.
Our principals build cell towers and are known as Herca Telecommunications out of Perris, CA.
We see that SEMPRA Energy is booming . . with record profits in a very bad economy. We, like most solar energy suppliers are hoping SDG&E will respond by NOT raising rates and will work a bit closer with the systems suppliers in getting the word and systems out to the consumer.
We’re probably about 50/50 residential/commercial; we’ll do, maybe, six to seven commercial jobs per year. They are larger jobs so take a lot more time and resources.” RGS Energy Torrey Hills, Mira Mesa, CA. (888) 951-4422 County Rating 11 BBB A Plus http://rgsenergy.com/
We spoke with Brian Conklin -
“We’ve been in business since 1978. Formerly known as “Real
Goods Solar,” our Residential business became RGS Energy in January 2014 to match our Commercial Division’s brand. We are a public company and trade under the name Real Goods Solar Company (RGSE).
We are based out of Louisville, Colorado, with 20 offices across the country. A significant component of our business is residential, with over 22,500 installations completed to date, and we literally wrote the book on solar and sustainable living - which is evidenced by our published Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook.
We market our services in a number of ways - via the Internet, events and home shows, direct mail, solar parties, but most often by referrals from happy customers eager to encourage other friends to save money with solar.
We refer to our sales representatives as ‘energy brokers’ as we really try to match the customer’s individual wants and needs to the variety of energy solutions we offer – including outright purchase, lease agreements or power purchase agreements.” HelioPower 25747 Ave, Murrieta, CA (951).677-7755 Rating #13
Scott Gordon, President and Richard Matthews, Director of Marketing:
“We were in Fallbrook in 2001 later moving to Murietta because it was more centrally located, and better freeway access; Our founder and CEO, Maurice “Mo” Rousso, was a contractor, an engineer by training. He started the business, I joined the business in 2006 in sales and eventually became president. We are a sizable company with 120 staff members. We have 10 crews in Murietta, four in Palm Springs, and four in the Bay area. We operate statewide. We’ve done over 4500 residences, at least a quarter of those were in San Diego County.
Like any successful company, we focus on customer service. it’s the cornerstone of business; 70% of our sales come from referrals. You only get that percentage when you take care of your customers. We're known as a quality builder. We use only the highest quality components. Mo was a quality builder for 30/40 years and his cardinal rule was always to only use top quality merchandise and top quality service.
We have a sales staff of around 20. Most leads are generated by referral and/or the website. We encourage our sales staff to be active in communities, Chambers, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.
We market via trade shows, Farmers Markets, Home Shows. We’ve done door to door marketing but find it has a high cancellation rate.
We do a lot of follow-up. We check with existing customer to see if we can be of service and this often resuls in new referrals.
We do not do telephone solicitation. Solar costs are coming down. At one time a 4KW solar package would have cost $32,000. Today, that same package will run around $20,000. Solare Energy Inc., 9520 Padgett St #218, San Diego, (858) 547-4300. Rating #14 BBB rating A Plus.
We spoke with their Marketing Manager, Rob Shaw, and learned that Solare has been in San Diego since 1989.
It was then known as Van's Electric, then owned by Larry Van der Ploeg. The company then merged with an energy efficiency auditing company and electrical company and began to specialize in solar energy. In less than 10 years they have installed solar units in residential, commercial and industrial locations in large enough numbers and with enough satisfied customers to have become quite successful.
Jose Luis Contreras heads up the operation. He brings an energy efficiency consultant background to the company, which blends well with Larry Van der Ploeg, the Vice President of Installations, who has years of experience in the electrical industry. In fact, he was the founder of Van's Electric.
"50 per cent of our business is by referrals," says Rob. "We don't do any cold calling or 'door knocking.' We generally market via the Internet with our on-line marketing operation and via Google's search engine. We have sales consultants who are home energy analysts. They'll go over a rate structure analysis and home energy efficiency . . . this includes items such as old swimming pool pump recommendations. Sometimes there are pieces of equipment that gobble up energy unnecessarily. Our analysts can point those out to you and show how you can be more efficient and save considerable money." The company has multiple crews, all trained and supervised by a top management team.
It happens that our neighbor across the street, Ricky Perez, works for Solare and installed his own solar system on their home. It took him only two days . . .but, then, he knows what he is doing . . . unlike most of us homeowners. Solare is a well established energy contractor. Their website is: SolareEnergy.com. Clary Solar 6224 Ferris Square, San Diego 888) 662-4743. www.clarysolar.com Rank: #16, BBB rating A Plus
Their Marketing Manager, Joe Dowling, tells us the company has been in business since 2006 and the principals had background in electrical engineering. The company is very competitive, partly because of their large distribution network. Clary
Business Machines, the parent company, is also a distributor for Panasonic and Hitachi electronics. Because of these distribution relationships they have a great factory relationship and that helps ensure ontime delivery of equipment for projects. They have two crews of installers, three admin staff, the two to three sales consultants.
Dowling had, in the past, provided real estate design and construction management services and often would research renewable energy solutions, often through the - California Association for Sustainable Energy. He did some installations, got into sales and now, in management. They market in a variety of ways, including robo-calls and door to door salesmen as well as via their website. Sungevity, Rating: #18 BBB rating A (855) 803-7607 www.sungevity.com
Sungevity is a bit different company in that they are not located in San Diego County yet do a great deal of business here. They’ve been in business for six years in san diego county.
They are uniquely different in that they analyze your home via satellite technology. John Ordona, Vice-president of Commuinications, has been with the company over three years, says ‘with satellite imagery there is no need for an up front visit to your house. It saves a lot of time and hassle. Using satellite technology we capture the image of your home, do all the measurements and analyses of location, exposure to sun, amount of shade around the home, and ultimately save you time and money by coming up with a perfect design for your home. At Sungevity® we can offer 0% down and free installation. It’s an i-quote. No home visit is required.
We’re a US based solar company that has expanded globally and covers three continents. The bulk of our business is done via our website.
c we acquire our client we use local installers. We have diverse offerings . . . equipment and financing. We like to offer our customers choices. We hyperfocus on local customer service, the best in the industry. We provide an easy and efficient way to gain insight and access to solar, (everything happens online). Our solar consultant will call you back with a design - provided via satellite technology and satellite imagery. There’s no up front visit to your house . . . saves a lot of time and hassle. You’ll have a good idea right away on what you will be saving ultimately from our designed system.
‘The Solar Revolution’ Cont. on Page 18
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Together - Again
Eric (on the left) and Bella (on the right) are brother and sister. They are 1 year old German Shepherds that were taken into San Bernardino City Shelter on June 10, 2014. They had gotten loose and wandered off when Animal Control was called to catch them. They were (and are) as close to each other as any human is to another human or to an animal. They were each other’s protector. Bella, the smaller of the two, weighs perhaps five pounds less than Eric her brother. Both, however, are great with people. They are still young and sometimes look like a couple of young ferrets romping around in a kind of playful frolic.
Upon arriving at the municipal shelter, however, Eric and Bella were separated much to their distress. They had counted on each other through their adventures and daily life but now Bella was taken to one area and Eric to another to be caged alone by themselves, their trustworthy companion gone. Why was this? Where is my closest friend in the world? It was very stressful on each of them. Long nights and longer days. Not a friend to be found. The food was bad, the attendants acted “cold.” The love was gone and their puppy-like playfulness had vanished. They somehow knew they were in trouble. It didn’t feel right.
Fast forward to the day of rescue. Bruce Krider of the Puppy Coalition of Escondido/San Marcos, working with Jennifer Pryor of Pryor’s Planet Rescue of Encino, coordinated their rescue on 6/24, which was their last day of availability. The idea was to wait to see if they were going to be saved by members of the public but by the middle of the last possible day for adoption, it had not happened and they would be on the list to be destroyed shortly. It mattered not that they were merely a year old and innocent. The system was going to kill them possibly right after closing that day. Bruce called the shelter at 10 am and asked if the dogs were still available. They were. He asked to place a CTA (commit to adopt) by Pryor’s Planet on Eric and on Bella and allow us two hours driving time to get there, at which time we would take possession of both. The shelter adoption coordinator agreed. Bruce gathered extra leashes, extra dog collars, bottles of water and a large water dish for the ride back and headed for San Bernardino City Shelter.
The process went quickly. Bruce introduced himself, gave the dog ID numbers to the clerk and their brought out Bella. She was a small, skinny thing and had obviously given birth to a litter not a
long time earlier. She was pleasant and cooperative although she had no idea what was going on. Another animal control officer then brought in Eric. The expression on the face of each dog was priceless and unforgettable. At first Eric sniffed Bella to make sure it was really her. She did the same. Then the frolicking began. It is reminiscent of the videos we have all seen where the soldier comes home after deployment overseas, having been gone for 9 months and his/her dog sees him and begins yipping and yelping, running in circles and jumping and licking. The entire waiting room, full of people witnessing this reunion, were crying uncontrollably. It was a joyous reunion if there ever was one. After about two minutes they simmered down and began to think about what was next. They had their sibling back and things were bound to get better and they instinctively looked for the door. I gladly took them both out and I encouraged them to pee and whatever else they might have to do before getting in the car and heading for San Diego County. Each anointed a tree and it somehow occurred to me that their duties were complete.
I opened the back door to the Honda Element and they “flew in.” They were together again and ready to “get out of Dodge.” They bonded with me quickly and gave me a few licks on the back of the neck to express their gratitude. I often notice a change which comes over dogs freed from the bonds of a municipal dog pound and how they begin to come “alive” again. There is a feeling of cautious optimism and even hopefulness and the horrors and psychological trauma of the shelters were now fading fast behind them. They seemed quite interested in what they could observe on the ride back down I15.
“Sebastian” is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 13 pound, Domestic Long Hair cat.
Sebastian is a cat that lives life to the fullest. His previous family had another cat that didn’t appreciate Sebastian’s enthusiasm. So they brought him to RCHS so he could find a home better suited to his energy level and playful spirit.
The $100 adoption fee for Sebastian includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more information or to sponsor a pet until it’s adopted. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
The Pastor Says . . .
tary in uniforms, and the firework display in Washington as well as in local communities.
Present Day. It was a close save but we made it and both Eric and Bella are going to be fine. Each has an URI which should be clearing soon, allowing us to make them available to good homes. We want very much and we know they do, to be allowed to stay together. They have been through a lot and we believe their quality of life would be so much better were they able to remain close. Do you have a loving home for two very nice dogs? If you would like more information on Eric and Bella please call Bruce at 760-612-9156.
Edward is a 9-year-old neutered male miniature Pinscher mix, ID 77121. Edward has special needs because he's blind and can't produce tears. He was found wandering behind Palomar College in San Marcos, which is scary even for a dog who can see! His eyesight doesn't seem to dampen his spirit or personality, as he's very sweet and loving, and just needs to find a caring, patient family with whom he can live out his golden years. Edward is available for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society Escondido Campus, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, and is currently in foster care. His $25 adoption fee includes neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org.
Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Our Freedom
July is the month for celebrating – the celebration of our freedom. It has been a long time since our founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776. For many Americans today, there isn’t a clue as to what the issue of independence was all about nor even what those early Americans wanted. Sadly, even as we enjoy the holiday, there won’t be much history taught to recapture the blessings and truth of our actual freedom. Of course, there will be the parade of wounded warriors, a show of the mili-
The real issue, though, will be the meaning of freedom. Eric Fromm, in his study, Escape From Freedom, shares what freedom is all about – no responsibility, accountability, duties, obligations, and commitment. Many in our country are living in this kind of freedom, which in time will lead to slavery. Or we can have the freedom of meaning – a purpose for life, a sense of being responsible, significance, and to live with a worthy goal. This is what our founding Fathers fought and died for – to enable succeeding generations (ours) to create a great nation of service as Jesus teaches in His prayer, “May your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” This Kingdom doesn’t come without a price. Most of us have heard the saying, “Freedom isn’t free.” The freedom from guilt, fear, judgment, and even ourselves, comes with the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf. He gives Himself to free us. The same can be said of thousands who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We celebrate that freedom and the sacrifices in July.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Facade Grants are a Great Business Incentive in Escondido
I am pleased to announce that the Escondido City Council recently approved an allocation of $100,000 in the Capital Improvement Project budget for businesses wishing to make exterior improvements to their properties.
The Facade and Property Improvement Program was first established in 1988, and initially focused on businesses in Escondido’s historic downtown. Since then, the program has been expanded to include all permitted-use commercial and industrial properties within the city limits. To date, over 160 properties have benefitted from this successful program, which has awarded
over $1 million in grants representing $9.8 million in private investment. The grant program provides matching funds of up to $25,000 per property based on linear frontage to a street or alley.
Recent grant recipients include Plan 9 Alehouse and BK Cellars Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge. Businesses in our pedestrian-oriented areas, like our historic Downtown and the Escondido Creek Trail, and businesses in our target economic areas, like South Escondido Boulevard and East Valley Parkway, are especially encouraged to apply. Escondido is committed to our business community’s success by providing public funds to encourage private investment. For more information, contact Michelle Geller in the City Manager’s Office at (760) 839-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter July 4 Celebration
If you have not made plans yet to celebrate Independence Day – I invite you to the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park. Events include the rock band “Get Back Loretta” and one of the biggest fireworks displays in San Diego County. The Amphitheatre opens at 5 pm and the fireworks begin at 9 pm. Come out and enjoy the live entertainment, meet new people, enjoy family and friends, and take in the spectacular fireworks display. There is a $5 admission per person to the Amphitheatre and children five and under are free.
‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 13
ways of handling the situation. Some work, some don't. There's no way to prove what has kept you safe but, it seems logical to this old guy that it would be a good idea to keep eyes and ears open everywhere that you can, to try to keep ahead of the "game". Old Dad Rattlesnake Gulch AKA John H. Tashjian San Marcos, CA
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Active and retired military and their immediate family receive free admission (with military ID).
In addition, if you are an active or retired military, fire, or law enforcement officer, we invite you to enjoy the Wave Waterpark for free on July 4. This is our way of extending our gratitude to you and your family for all that you do for our country. Bring your valid active duty or retired ID to the ticket booth to receive one free admission (up to 6 additional tickets may be purchased for $9.95 with each valid ID).
And don’t’ forget that trash is delayed one day if your regular day is Friday. Enjoy your July 4 celebrations!
‘Kirk Effinger’ Cont. from Page 7 hollow gesture.
Immigration policy in this country is a mess, but neither the Obama Administration, nor any other presidential administration, is solely responsible for its current state. Congress, aided and abetted by business interests that tacitly approve the status quo to keep costs low, and an organized labor movement that fears the impacts of cheap labor legally entering the country also share the blame.
“Fail” also goes to the good citizens of Escondido (and perhaps elsewhere) who showed up with little information, or interest in obtaining any, but lots of anger. Their demonstra-
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond San Marcos to present annual Fourth of July Celebration
to carnival games, jumpers with on-site food sales. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.
This free event is sponsored by local donations each year and donations are still being accepted. Community members and businesses are encouraged to make a taxdeductable contribution toward the event.
San Marcos will present its annual Fourth of July Celebration and fireworks show at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive. This year’s theme is “This is My County” and festivities begin at 6 pm with entertainment featuring The Polyester Express. A profes- For more information or to sional fireworks show will donate to the fireworks dislaunch at 9 pm. play, please contact San Marcos Community Services Attendees can also look forward at (760) 744-9000. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
July 3rd Fireworks Show
site. No parking will be available at the Senior Center; however, limited parking will be available at Ocean Ranch Business Park.
The public is invited to the Food trucks will be serving up
City of Oceanside’sfireworks show on July 3rd, 2014, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive. Rancho Del Oro Drive will be closed from Seagate to Ocean Ranch Boulevard and this is the recommended viewing
tions certainly served to intimidate the commissioners, whether they will admit it or not. The reality is, if the commission did base their decision strictly on land use policy, they might well have made the same decision without the unseemly spectacle that ensued.
There really is no such thing as a person with an open mind. We all have preconceived ideas on nearly all subjects, whether we admit it or not. But anyone interested in truth, rather than just their own version of it, should at least be open to hearing what others have to say. Many will argue that the children caught in the middle of this mess---most of whom did not come here on their own--are the victims of the rage
their specialties and Oceanside and El Camino High School Bands will be performing at 8:00 pm for your listening pleasure!
The fireworks display will begin at 9:00 pm. Come one, come all and help the City of Oceanside celebrate their 126th birthday!
shown that night. That may be the case, but I’d say Escondido was the loser.
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The Paper • Page 17 • July 03, 2014 connector can turn your dumb TV into a smart TV.
On the downside, notebooks are easier to break and more expensive to repair than desktops. They are also easier to steal and prone to ruination from spilled drinks, but if mobility is important, they are indispensable.
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Buying a new notebook PC Part #1
When it’s time to buy a new PC for the home or office it may be prudent to at least consider replacing that old desktop with a new notebook PC. A seventeeninch or even a fifteen-inch notebook can be a cost effective replacement for a “tower.” Today’s notebooks bear little resemblance to their expensive, fragile and low performance ancestors. Today’s notebooks with “wide screen” viewing, full size “ten key” keyboards and plenty of power are often as cost effective as “towers.” Nearly all notebooks have ports to attach larger screens, printers, and wireless keyboard and mouse. WiFi capability allows notebooks to maintain Internet connection as they are moved about your home or business and the HDMI
I did not make it to the Council meeting last night (Wednesday, 6/25/14) but watched the discussion by Council on the Initiative to Adopt the Lakes Specific Plan.
I have been told there was another overflow crowd though that sort of show of strength wasn’t really necessary since the initiative goes on the ballot in November regardless. The Council had two actions to take on this initiative which would remove the Open Space/Private zoning the Council put into place last year and return it to R-1 for development into a 430-home project with public community center, pool and tennis courts.
Property owner Michael Schlesinger was not there; home builder Michael Crews spoke for the initiative. (I did not see this part so can’t comment.) Then people from ECCHO (Country Club homeowners) spoke in favor of the 30-day study, criticized how Mr. Schlesinger got his signatures and tried to cast a few aspersions on him but it didn’t
Shopping for a notebook is not easy. Relating individual needs to the features and functions available can be difficult. The entire retail PC industry is built around the certainty that the majority of users have absolutely no idea what they need, what’s available or what the buzzwords actually mean. Retail sales personnel in the big box electronic stores typically work on commission and will sell you what’s good for them regardless of what’s good for you. Online research organizations like Consumer Reports tend to review products by brand name and that can be misleading. Companies like Dell and HP don’t design, manufacture and service the PCs that carry their name. They buy them from a number of offshore manufacturers and sub-contract technical service and repair to other companies. Their product and service quality levels can vary greatly from model to model depending on who built it and who is servicing it.
notebooks with bottom end components and flimsy cases simply don’t hold up under normal wear and tear. Hinges break, cases and screens crack, video and power connectors break loose from the motherboard, batteries die, hard drives crash and keys pop off the keyboard. The lowend ($300-$500) notebooks are rarely a bargain.
We prefer the notebooks that carry the name of the companies who actually design, build and repair them. ASUS, Acer, Samsung and Toshiba actually manufacture and service their products. Companies that design, build and service their own PCs control the quality of their own products and live or die on the reputation of their name. They also maintain their own repair facilities and have a vest-
ed interest in keeping their own customers happy. That is not the case with companies who outsource the design, manufacture and service of their brand to third party providers (often low bidders). In purchasing the ideal notebook for your business, home or school applications there are several things to consider. You need to understand not only how well the notebook fits your present usage, you also need to know what features are available, what those feature do and how those features might affect your future usage patterns. Next week we’ll start the discussion on the size, speed, capacity and features of notebooks, what they do and how these factors affect the user experience.
Quality is very important in notebook PCs because their major components are so expensive to replace. Cheaply made
go very far. They then asked the City Council to delay sending the Initiative to the Registrar for 30 days so there could be an impact study/report. (Ironically, they wanted exactly what the developer had asked for a year ago and been denied.)
Councilmen Gallo and Masson were ready to approve the delay for study. Deputy Mayor Diaz took a few minutes to remind the ECCHO folks that this study would not change the fact that the Initiative would be on the ballot; that the City Council was required to put this initiative on the ballot because the required number of certified signatures had been collected and the law required it. I appreciated her checking that the ECCHO folks knew that this report would have no affect upon the initiative going on the ballot. She covered the things that would be considered in the report. The last item on her list said the Report could consider any other issues the Council members would like. (That will be done by private request from each Council member so I’ll be getting that information to you as I request/receive it.)
The measure passed unanimously and the study/report will cost us all $18,000. A reader has informed me that
this $18,000 is not for the study but rather to pay for the signature verification of the Lakes Specific Plan petitions. The Registrar of Voters has estimated the final cost will be between $12,000 and $18,000. (When the ECCHO initiative came before the City Council last year, the City Clerk reported that the City would need to pay the Registrar for that verification $15,660 — $18,287.) No dollar amount has been provided for the cost of the 30-day study. Sorry for the error. This Report/Study will come back to the Council on July 23 to be “received” by the Council and they will have the opportunity then to discuss. The initiative will be put on the ballot that same day since the deadline for that is August 8. I am sure both sides on this issue will look to find information in the Report/Study to support their viewpoint and we won’t know until it comes out if it really resolves any issues in dispute. Once the August 8 deadline has passed, I don’t believe the City Council will be involved with this initiative at all unless they send out what is required to be a solely informational mailer on the subject. (I would hope they would be very careful about that after the settlement of $36,500 in
December for a biased mailer on their 2012 Propositions.)
Obviously ECCHO will fight against this initiative and Mr. Schlesinger will fight for it. I will be interested to see what ECCHO brings forward as their Study/Report on how this land will be used and who will pay for its upkeep if the Lakes Initiative should fail. People outside of the Country Club area will want to consider the alternatives, and their costs, since they may not ever use the Country Club property regardless of what happens to it. For many the final decision is likely to be based upon what has the smallest impact on the City’s budget if people understand the unused dollars could be used to fund the services they care about most. (Reprinted from the June 26th, 2014 edition of: Escondido2014.com
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‘The Solar Revolution’ Cont. from Page 14
We introduced satellite technology to the solar energy industry and we’re the best at it. Our solar consultants in Oakland will walk customers through the procedure. You can learn more about us by visiting Lowe’s as we are the exclusive residential provider for their solar energy systems.” Home Energy Systems 10969 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA Rated: #19, BBB rating A. (619) 692-2015
Martin Learn, of whom we spoke of early in this article, continues to head up this very successful company. Empowered Energy Solutions. 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #103, San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 292-6100 BBB rating A Plus
This firm has been here since 1978. It was started by Alan Schmidt, a homebuilder, 1978. Its present president, Ted TorreBueno and his father works with the company. They continued their operations as a legacy home builder but expanded into the technological world which embraced solar energy. Ted Torre-Bueno - its President, started out in building diagnostic analysis, specifying a combination of measures for energy efficiency, financing, etc. “We were putting together projects for the best outcome for the client. My training was in being a building diagnostician, building inspector, and contractor as well as data analysis all of which combined to deliver the best possible package to our clients.
Today, we do residential, commercial, industrial, plus nonprofit. One project which may be familiar to your readers, which we were proud to do, was the San Diego Botanical Gardens. We’ve also done a number of light industrial building. Most of our residential clients tend to be north county.” Most of our clients come to us by referral; we have no sales teams. We have account management teams that facilitate between owners and the administration.
My greatest concerns are that the solar industry has really damaged itself by deploying a variety of less than ethical business practices in an environment where people are already not well informed. If you buy a car, you know what to expect, it's part of our culture . . . but if you go into solar energy, most residents don't know much about, so are often taken advantage of rather then provide valid information.
There are predatory business practices out there. Just unconscionable.
My goal as business owner . . . by working on the advisory council, is to force the industry to take a more ethical posture. We need common standards, the process being similar from one company to another . . . we need to employ
the same language. Compare apples to apples, when we compare bids.
If we do that, we can identify the bad guys by our professional practice.” Our final solar energy company is Photon Solar Power, based in Escondido. Their website is:
photonsolarpower.com and they may be reached at: 888786-2232.
The owner, Pekka Laine, hails from Finland and has very impressive credentials. Currently managing the business is fellow Finn, Jouni Nupponen.
charge of organizing solar home industry for the next 10-12 years) a reputable organization and nonprofit.
He is also a member of the San Diego Chapter of Cal SEIndustrial Association - active at the Califonria level. The local chapter opened only recently. It requires a $600 entrance fee, you have to be in the solar industry, and licensed. Most recently, Pekka was working with the head building official of San Diego, trying to work with Permitting process.
Laine cautions prospective solar energy buyers to only deal with a licensed contractor. There are lots of "so-called" solar companies who will try to sell you a solar system, eliminate your electric bill. So many of them don't have a license but are happy to take your money. Solar energy salespeople have to be registered with California licensing board, display signs, and have very clear rules.
Our company has five to 10 people, mostly technicians. we have several regular subcontractors, we often have to do extensive roofing work, we may have to work with excavating contractors, concrete companies and we have several licensed electricians with whom we work. Essentially, we do construction management. I have an Engineering. as well as an MBA with two business degrees. After graduate school I worked with a construction company, did prefabricated housing manufacture for 20 years.
I moved to the US from Finland in 1988 and became a US citizen in 2004.
I am an entrepeneur, responsible for everything. Licenses under under my name, so I’m very hands on. We supervise and oversee each installation, all permits are drawn under my license. We have trained some very good people with engineering backgrounds which allows me to focus more on management of company. As to sales, we’ve had salespeople over the years; we’ve worked with outside salesmen/marketing companies. We’d get leads and set appintments . . . but none have worked out. Most of our work is referral based. We’ve been doing this since 2008 and we have so many happy cusomters . . . they come over and help us bring new customers to solar.
Pekka is very active in trade organizations and urges homeowners to explore NACBEP.org for more information on the industry.
He is the first one in Escondido to receive their highest accreditation which requires four years experience, an exam, and a showing of the number of solar installations. He is a member of the local Chapter of the American Solar Society, of the San Diego Renewable Energy Society, (in
As to SDG&E, Pekka says that every six months or so, SDG&E will meet with licensed dealers and bring them all up to date. SDG&E has 600 contractors who have done a system in their territory . . . they invited 50 large ones.
There are over 200 companies installing solar. Not all of those 200 companies offer the degree of professionalism you have a right to expect and receive. Why Should I Consider One Solar Comany over Another?
The Paper has been researching solar energy over the past several months and some interesting facts emerge.
The top-rated companies quoted in this article may merit an inquiry from you. They have been selected based on number of installations they've performed, Better Business Bureau ratings of A or A plus, and, through personal interviews, determined that they know their stuff.
Fortunately, there are a large number of excellent, top-rated companies from which to choose. There are, however, a lot of fly-bynight companies that have jumped into the field . . . often without the necessary training, credentials, staff, or inventory. Many use high pressure tactics and aggressive marketing techniques such as robo-calls, calling you at all hours of the day and night, unsolicited, and/or having sales teams "door knocking," going from house to house in neighborhood by neighborhood. Best advice? Say no.
Top professional companies do not market this way. Inevitably, there will be a few companies who are quite competent but who did not make this list, only because they have not
been around long enough to meet the minimum criteria as to number of satisfactory installations completed, or who have not yet attained a Better Business Bureau rating at all, let alone a rating of A or A plus.
You may wish to invite bids from companies other than those we have listed and they may be okay ... but we always urge caution.
First of all, make sure they are licensed. If they’re not licensed, wave bye-bye to them. If you deal with an unlicensed company or operator, you have very little protection in case something goes wrong. Licensed contractors have bonding behind them, have met certain standards and regulations.
Next, take a look at the company. How do they market? What do they offer? Who makes up their personnel? What are their qualifications? What kind of follow-up care will be available? Why should I deal with this company? Do they return phone calls (a pet peeve of mine). The following companies, though rated, did not return our phone calls requesting an interview and/or comment about the industry. That troubles us. If they don’t return phone calls to someone who is trying to help the industry . . . will they return calls to you . . . as a client of theirs? For reasons best known to themselves the following firms chose to not participate in an article designed to help the consumer and the industry. Solar City, San Diego REC Solar, San Diego Smart Home Remodeling, San Diego Natural Energy, San Marcos
The Paper • Page 19 • July 03, 2014
The Writer’s Corner A Place Where Local Writers May Have Their Say On The Road Again . . .
California drivers’ licenses expire on one’s birthday and that means after July 23rd it ‘s tough luck if I didn’t pass the renewal test. The wife at 87 no longer drives, so if I’m no longer qualified to drive it‘s off to the “home.” The DMV won’t license a golf cart for street use and our legs are only good for short daily constitutionals.
Sweating my way through the DMV driver’s handbook for the past month I began scoping out where to apply for renewal since the Escondido DMV office lost its’ lease earlier this year. Prudently the state closed the Temecula DMV for substantial remodeling at the same time they were closing Escondido and before constructing a new office in San Marcos. North County was left with the choice of Poway, Oceanside or possibly the Hemet DMV in Riverside County. Hemet is just too far and Poway, located in a congested Wall Mart strip mall is difficult to get to and way too busy. We made an exploratory trip to Oceanside to find their DMV office and finally elected to brave Highway 78 traffic as, all considered, it seemed the lesser of evils. Arranged an appointment for Wednesday, the 25th of June, and left the house in plenty of time to arrive too early. After finding a decent parking slot we approached the Oceanside building, spying a temporary sandwich board supporting a couple of balloons and decided to take a look. Imagine our surprise to see a hand lettered notice that a temporary office has been located in San Marcos since April 28th! It’s located on Descanso just off the intersection of Highway 78 and Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Who knew? Why was this information not clearly evident on the DMV web page? Turns out it really was on the page, but not where I would have thought to look. Another case of it is what it is! Busy? Yes, very busy and crowded with applicants wishing to legally congest our highways. Casting one’s eyes about clearly raises questions about the intellect of a good many applicants hoping to be certified to share the roadway. A genuine concern as we noticed several hopefuls being required to take the written test for a 2nd or 3rd time.
Seems the state lets one take the test over and over until they eventually pass with the required minimum right answers. The DMV staff was courteous and efficient and after about two hours took my thumbprint, signature, picture, destroyed my existing license and replaced it with a temporary renewal pending receipt of the new permanent license by mail. If I’m fortunate enough to receive another 5-year license I’ll be 91 when I have to go through this again. I wouldn’t mind being 91, but based upon what’s using our highways I don’t think I’ll go through this again.
by Sid Colquitt, Escondido
Antiquities, Antiques and Other Old Stuff
At our home we like to watch the Antiques Roadshow and daydream of stumbling onto an item of great worth. You know, you pick it up from the driveway at a garage sale and the seller says, “Oh, how about a quarter?” You snatch up what appears to you to be a Van Dyke, hidden beneath years of Mississippi Delta silt, then belly laugh at the naivete of the seller. You weave a gauzy myth about how the valuable painting was probably transported across the sea during World War II, concealed by some Van Dyke fanatic in his maiden aunt's escape trunk. As time passes, the story becomes more and more like something written by O. Henry. Your thoughts verge on the edge of a Walter Mitty world, running rampant with fantastic possibilities. You carefully wash away years of grime with Mr. Clean, ever so gently applied, and Voila! Van Dyke in all his glory only curls a tiny bit in the lower right corner. You first hang the painting in a prominent place over the mantelpiece, for all to see. When too much interest is generated, you fear for its safety and hide it in a hermetically sealed box in the attic. You check it several times a day, much the way some people check their e-mail or Facebook page. I'm not mentioning any names here. A few stress-filled years pass, then, at last the long-dreamed of news! Antiques Roadshow is coming to your town. Here is your chance to get on TV, plus be told to insure that painting for millions of dollars or more.
Much to your delight, (though not unexpected) your find is accepted for showing on the air. Your inner voice says the value of your painting might only be challenged by the rickety old birds-eye maple secretary that boasts enough patina to cover the Spanish Armada. Barring that, there are the purported bones of King Richard the Third that seem to be offered at the 'unusual finds' booth.
You peer at other treasures heaved up from some basement or dragged down from an ancient attic. For instance, the fellow in the Hawaiian shirt just ahead is fondling with care a pot that looks as if would automatically kill any plant plopped into it. Poor sucker. Who knows how far he dragged that filthy container, hoping for riches untold? And the shirt! Shades of Don Ho-ho-ho. Then, you spy a woman pushing a massive armless statue on a dolly, trying desperately to keep this Venus from careening into the back ends of people in front of her. All in all, you figure that if this were a contest, your Van Dyke will certainly lay all contenders out, though trouncing a naked and armless piece of plaster seems rather rude.
Inching closer to your expert, your heart pounds ever louder. You force yourself to calm down and be ready to respond as the English do; “Yes, of course, right, yes, I see.” By no means do you want him to sense the euphoria about to enfold you, or the victorious, but humble smile you will endow upon all the other hopefuls. Suddenly, a flurry of excitement heads your way. What can this ado portend? Of
course, all of the appraisers have spotted your Van Dyke and you are about to be swept away in praise. Bring it on. You are ready. I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!
Wait. The crowd of professional evaluators has stopped just short of you. They are surrounding the aloha man with the dingy pot. You hear phrases such as, “Early Mesothelioman Man” and “Neanderthalian bean vessel,” or something similar. After the firestorm of praise concerning the pot is over, you find yourself in a corner, a weary cameraman dozes as he films your portion of the show. Vincent Uppity Pretentious Art Dealer is sadly informing you that your Van Dyke is worth even less than squat and the obviously amateur attempt to clean it is the worst he has ever seen. He has chosen your treasure to serve as a bad example of practically everything! Then, he unceremoniously sweeps you aside with a gloved hand and joins the throng of jug-gazing-awestruck-bobble-heads who are fawning over the “Neolithian Nougat Pot.” You dump your precious gem into the nearest bin and crawl home, passing up every yard sale you see on the way. Well, discounting the cost of Mr. Clean, there went twenty-five cents down the drain! Barbara Miller Carlsbad
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00019635-CU-PT-NC
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Anthony Andrew Mercado filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Anthony Andrew Mercado to Proposed name Anthony Andrew Canlas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 12, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., 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 6/18/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/26, 7/03, 7/10 & 7/17/2014
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The name of the business: Silhouette Studios, located at 720 Jonathon Place, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Matthew and Lisa Brown 720 Jonathon Place Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 6/1/1997. /s/Matthew Brown, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/09/2014 6/19, 6/26, 7/03 and 7/10/2014
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The name of the business: Toilet Man, located at 147 Buna Pl, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Ronald Arvel Hogue, Jr. 147 Buna Pl. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/11/2014. /s/Ronald Arvel Hogue, Jr., Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/11/2014 6/19, 6/26, 7/03 and 7/10/2014
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name of the business: Casa Bonita Real Estate Group, located at 664 E. Vista Way, #A, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: C. G. Gonzalez Investments LLC 1553 Summercreek Ct. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carmen Gonzalez, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/02/2014 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 and 7/03/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-015437
The name of the business: Nordahl Pet Veterinary Animal Hospital, San Marcos, Escondido, located at 630 Nordahl Rd., #L, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Nordahl Pet Veterinary Corporation 630 Nordahl Rd #L San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/4/2014. /s/Won Hyuk Chun, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/04/2014 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 and 7/03/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-015955
name of the business: San Diego Kitchen Pro’s, San Diego Kitchen Pro’s, Remodeling, Cabinets, Refacing, Counters and More, located at 310 S. Twin Oaks Vly Rd, #107-370, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: The Kitchen Center, Inc. 120 N. Pacific St., #B2 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Mark Oliver, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/10/2014 6/19, 6/26, 7 /03 and 7/10/2014
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Mary Lee Reasonover filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Mary Lee Reasonover to Proposed name Marylee Servania Reasonover. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 22, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., 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 6/10/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/19, 6/26, 7/03 & 7/10/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-015785
The name of the business: Southside Coffee, located at 100 Strand, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Patrick and Karen Huffman 966 Park Drive Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Patrick Huffman, Owner/Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/09/2014 6/19, 6/26, 7/03 and 7/10/2014
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00019372-CU-PT-NC
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Julie Ann Foster filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Julie Ann Foster to Proposed name Julie Mougeotte Foster. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: August 12, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., 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 6/16/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/19, 6/26, 7/03 & 7/10/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016434
name of the business: Automotive Mirror Images, located at 1730 Flower St., Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: John Alexander Oliver 1730 Flower St. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/2014. /s/John Alexander Oliver, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/16/2014 6/26, 7/03, 7/10 and 7/17/2014
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00017890-CU-PT-NC
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Susan Lynn Kubika filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Susan Lynn Kubika to Proposed name Susan Lynn Debban. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 22, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melrose Dr., 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 6/4/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 & 7/03/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-015701
The name of the business: SID INK CORP, Angel Printing, located At 3614 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: SID INC CORP. 3418 Park Ave North Renton, WA. 98056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Scott Matthew Serna, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/06/2014 6/26, 7/03, 7/10 and 7/17/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017352
The name of the business: Wilson Ave. Muscle Cars LLC, located at 518 S. Quince, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Wilson Ave Muscle Cars 450 W. Vermont Ave. EscOndido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/25/14. /s/Bradley Richards, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/25/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016290
The name of the business: CSR Marble and Granite, 1742 Timothy Place, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Jose Luis Mendoza Sanchez 1742 Timothy Place Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jose Luis Mendoza Sanchez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/13/2014 6/26, 7/03, 7/10, and 7/17/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017633
name of the business: D & S Janitorial Experts, located at 13864 Paseo Cardiel, San Dieco, Ca. 92129, is hereby registered by the following: Chang Woo Kang 13864 Paseo Cardiel San Diego, Ca. 92129 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Chang Woo Kang, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/27/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016302
The name of the business: Vista Music, located at 745 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Dyana Preti 749 Plumosa Ave. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/5/2010. /s/Dyana Preti, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/13/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
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The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 14-005 on July 3, 2014. Project No.: P14-0018 Case No.: DP 14-005 Applicant: Stone Music Supply (dba: San Diego Music Studio) Request: A Director’s Permit for the operation of a music school with ancillary retail sales of musical instruments and accessories from a 3,330 square foot facility consisting of two (2) buildings, one (1) 2,480 square feet and the other 850 square feet. Location of Property: 260 S. Las Posas Road, more particularly described as: Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 2768 filed June 20, 1974 in the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-140-33. NOTICE: Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, July 14, 2014). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Sean del Solar, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3233, or email@example.com. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 7/3/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016369
The name of the business: Dth, The Relentless Movement, Relentless . . . by Dth, 6820 Embarcadero Ln., Carlsbad, CA. 92011, is hereby registered by the following: Dam’s Davis-Gorman 6820 Embarcadero Ln. Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/11/14. /s/Dam’s Davis Gorman, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/13/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017866
located at 4211 Littlefield St., San Diego, Ca. 92110, is hereby registered by the following:
4211 Littlefield St.
San Diego, Ca. 92110
This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business
This statement was filed with
Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/01/2014
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094 SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NO. DN177758
NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: Man Tung Law You are being sued.
Petitioner’s name is: Van Britt To
You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center. www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services webs site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association.
NOTICE: RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2 These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.
FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fees ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. 1. The name and address of the court are NORTH COUNTY DIVISION, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Van To, 307 Gail Drive, Vista, Ca. 92084 408.220.4523 Date: February 11, 2014 Clerk, by /s/ Toni Ozenbaugh, Deputy 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24/2014
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094
SUMMONS CASE NO. 37-2013-00070347-CL-BC-NC
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: DONATO MOLANO, an individual and DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Kelsall & Associates PC NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below:
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library or the courhouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal reuirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney you may be eligible for lfree legal services from a non-profit legal services program. You can locate these non profit groups at the California Legal Service website (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. 1. The name and address of the court are VISTA SUPERIOR COURT 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081.
2. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney are: Donato Molano 1209 Granite Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069
Date: October 9, 2013 Clerk, by /s/ A Wagoner, Deputy 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24/2014
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