July 13, 2017
Volume 47 - No. 28
Editor’s Note: Good friend and brilliant writer, Kent Ballard, died last week. Kent was one of my favorite writ ers. He was a storyteller. And a good one. He could write stories that touched your heart . . . and then write another one that touched your funny bone. Our biggest frustration with Kent was that he had so much more to write, so many ideas, so many stories, but we had a horrendous time persuading him to sit down at the keyboard and write.
As a tribute to Kent, and for those who knew and loved his writings as much as we did, and for those who have not yet discovered him, we present this, the first in a series of reprints of stories Kent wrote. This will be the fourth time we have printed this story. It stands the test of time.
This one, far and away, has drawn more raves and requests for reprints than any other of his writings - and he has several more that our readers, and we, absolutely loved. Please enjoy the work of a great writer, a good pal, a bit of a rascal, and a super human being, Kent Ballard: The Paper - 760.747.7119 The Paper - 760.747.7119 website:www.thecommunitypaper.com website:www.thecommunitypaper.com email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
© 1991 by Kent Ballard
Recently, there was a titanic air show at Genessee, New York. This “gathering of eagles” brought in WWII aircraft from all over the United States and Canada. Aircraft from all American military branches were there, along with combat fighters and bombers from the RAF, the Soviet Air Force, the Luftwaffe, and the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. It was warbird heaven. Try as I might, I couldn’t adjust my schedule to attend. Feeling somewhat like the kid who didn’t get picked for the team, I helped get our bomber tuned up, spit-shined, and polished. I was pretty dispirited when they left. I smiled and waved when they took off, never telling anyone how disappointed I felt. I watched until they flew out of sight, then quietly went home.
When our crew returned several days later, they brought with them a story that put my misery in its proper perspective. Just when you think that you have troubles, you always seem Obituaries Memorials Area Services Page 12
to hear about someone who is facing a real trial.
He was an old man, suffering from serious depression and an incurable illness. His future, such as it was, looked grim. Just a few weeks earlier he had been diagnosed as having Hodgkin’s disease. In an effort to cheer their father up, his sons had driven him from Massachusetts to the great air show taking place in Genessee. Their dad had been a Navy combat pilot in WWII. He’d often told them stories about his days as a younger man, a man they’d never met and perhaps never really believed existed. But they knew how is eyes would light up when he talked about his wartime experiences. Dad became young again, if only for a moment, as he remembered being strong and healthy, fighting against fascism so many years ago. The boys hoped that being around the old warbirds would lift his spirits for at least a day. His sons, loving and attentive, helped him out of the car somewhere on one of the fields reserved for park-
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ing. He’d been glancing up more frequently as they go closer to the airfield. With a veteran’s practiced eye, he identified the aircraft as they wheeled and banked over the field or taxied to the parking positions. He’d already told his boys that “his” plane wouldn’t be there. They weren’t saved after the war like the more glorified Flying Fortresses or Liberators. Still, young men by the thousands had flown and fought in “his” type of aircraft, and not all of them had made it home. He knew that the model he flew was only a memory shared by a dwindling band of old men like himself. His own sons had never even seen one of the planes that carried him to war. For the most part, no one knew they ever existed. The old planes, like the old man himself, were fading away. Once they had been young, the hope and pride of a nation. But now…no one cared anymore. They walked slowly along the crowded flight line. Over the rumble of the engines, Dad gestured for his boys. “That one’s a B-17,” he’d explain, “we had those in the Pacific, too. There’s a P-38 Lightning. You can always tell by the twin
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sessed with the next plane in line. A look of incredulous wonder began to spread across his face…
Further down the line they passed a Japanese Zero. The old man glared at it silently for a moment, some strange emotion passing briefly across his face. His sons didn’t know if it was grief, fear, anger, or a combination of all. He turned and without a backward glance continued his slow walk.
“What is it, Dad? Are you okay?”
tail booms. They were good escorts. They went in with us sometimes. We were glad to have them around.”
The memories were becoming stronger for him. The breeze carried the scent of rubber, aviation gas, and hot oil, just like his base used to smell. Planes jockeying into position along the line revved their engines, sending gale-force prop wash blowing across the tarmac as people clutched at their hats and leaned into the wind. Overhead was the deepthroated roar of ancient propellerdriven fighter formations passing in review, a sound unlike any other. Air show announcers all over the country call it the same thing: The Sound of Freedom. The father and his sons ambled along, pausing occasionally to look up at whatever was flying over. After one particularly low pass by a British Spitfire, the boys turned to remark to Dad and saw him standing as if he were frozen in place. He had walked arund the aircraft they’d been looking at and was staring like a man pos-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
So I had this smart-ass police officer come knocking on my door.
I answered the door and he said, "Where were you between 5 and 6?" I said, "Kindergarten." ••••• Went to the doctor for a complete check-up.
He had me undress and stand up against the wall with my back pressed against it. He then told me to look down at my thing. I cried: “Dr. I can’t see it!”
He said: “You will need to diet.”
“Dye it?”, I cried, “What color is it now?” ••••• "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have
“My God,” he whispered. “My God, there it is. It’s…someone…how…I never thought that I’d ever…” He seemed to stand taller and his shoulders squared. “Okay? Hell yes, I’m okay! THERE’S MY PLANE!”
It just so happed that “his” plane was also “our” plane. Lockheed PV-2 “Harpoons” were never immortalized by Hollywood like the Flying Fortresses of “12 O’Clock High,” the B-25 Mitchells of “Catch-22” or any of a score of other films. Why this is so remains a mystery, for the missions they flew were some of the most heroic—and harrowing—of the war. Flying out of New York, Norfolk, and Pensacola, PV-1s and 2s scoured the Atlantic for Nazi Uboats. The WWII cliché “sighted sub, sank same” is attributed to a PV-1 crew. In the Pacific theater, astonished Navy pilots soon realized that the PV-1 could actually outrun the dreaded Japanese Zeros, a feat unheard of for a medium bomber. The Lockheed’s phenomenal speed saved scores, perhaps hundreds, of American lives. With the debut of the heavier and more stable PV-2, Marine Corps pilots and ground crews, as usual, made a few non-standard “field modifications.” This normally meant torching extra holes in the nose and welding in as many .50 machine guns as
been with a loose girl."
they could cram into the forward bay. The Marines also tore out the torpedo and depth charge racks in the somewhat pregnant-looking bomb bay and installed hooks for 500 pounders and napalm. As if this wasn’t enough, industrious gunneys even bolted rails under each wing and loaded them with air-to-ground rockets! Aeronautical engineers were appalled when they heard this, but soon reports came back from the combat zones of Harpoons taking on everything from subs and fighters to tanks and heavy cruisers, all with disastrous results to the enemy. The Harpoons could—and did—fight anything. And somewhere amidst the fire and fury, somewhere between the Philippines and the Aleutians, there was a young Navy pilot who would live to be taken to Gennessee, New York by his sons… The old man stood at the front of the plane and, after a long moment, simply reached up and placed his hand on the underside of the nose. “I never knew they saved one,” he said softly. “I never thought I’d see one again.” To his sons, the man sounded as if he had suddenly found something priceless that he had lost many years ago. One of his boys slipped around to the port side of the harpoon. He’d seen an open hatch and one of our crewmen standing near it. The younger man had decided to ask, plead—beg if he had to—for permission to let his father climb aboard a Harpoon just one more time. Please, please… "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father! I cannot tell you." The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself."
Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?"
The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "Yes, Father, it is."
"And who was the girl you were with?"
"I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say."
"Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell."
"Was it Nina Capelli?"
"I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?"
"Four months vacation and five good leads..." ••••• Metre is off a tad and the rhyming ain't the best . . . but brings back some memories: A little house with three bedrooms, One bathroom and one car on the street A mower that you had to push To make the grass look neat. In the kitchen on the wall We only had one phone, And no need for recording things, Someone was always home. We only had a living room Where we would congregate, Unless it was at mealtime In the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms Or extra rooms to dine. When meeting as a family Those two rooms would work out fine. We only had one TV set And channels maybe two, But always there was one of them With something worth the view
To his surprise and delight, he was informed that we welcome visitors aboard our plane. In fact, we encourage them to climb in and take a look around. It’s no fun having a bomber if you can’t show it off once in a while, right? Besides, we’re maintaining a living piece of American history, and we’re rather proud of that fact. The fellow who climbed into the hatch did so with the grace and familiarity of a young naval aviator, not an old man suffering from Hodgkin’s disease. Our crewman offered to show the old gent around and point out objects of interest in the plan, a courtesy we perform for all visitors, but one of the man’s sons tugged at his sleeve. “Dad knows his way around in here. Can we talk outside for a moment?” Our crewman was somewhat bewildered, but he was beginning to realize that something out of the ordinary was going on. He’d seen that eerie look in the old fellow’s eyes and it was plain that these other two guys wanted to explain his behavior. He hopped out of the hatch and listened to them. They told our man about their dad’s crushing depression upon learning of his incurable disease, how they had hoped to just cheer him up a little, and how overjoyed he was to see that a bunch of characters from Indiana were actually flying around the country in a plane that he
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For snacks we had potato chips That tasted like a chip. And if you wanted flavor There was Lipton's onion dip.
Store-bought snacks were rare because My mother liked to cook And nothing can compare to snacks In Betty Crocker's book Weekends were for family trips Or staying home to play We all did things together -Even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips Depending on the weather, No one stayed at home because We liked to be together.
Sometimes we would separate To do things on our own, But we knew where the others were Without our own cell phone Then there were the movies With your favorite movie star, And nothing can compare To watching movies in your car
Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season, Pack a lunch and find some trees And never need a reason. Get a baseball game together With all the friends you know, Have real action playing ball -And no game video. Remember when the doctor Used to be the family friend,
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Escondido Chamber Business After Five Mixer – Today, Thursday, July 13, from 57pm, is the Escondido Chamber’s Business After Five Mixer which will be hosted by California Pizza Kitchen, Westfield PlazaOutside Patio, 200 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Suite 125, Escondido, There will be appetizers and cash bar. See you at the mixer where you can meet qualified business connections, exchange business ideas, and generate new leads while enjoying some great food. Members free; future members $20; (first time guests call the Chamber for a free invitation). RSVP deadline has passed; call the Chamber for information, 760.745.2125. Center to Hold Quilt Stash Buster Class - The Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista offers “Quilt Stash Buster” classes on the first and third Monday of the month, 1:00 – 3:00pm. Join other lovers of all things quilting and increase your skills while using up your stash of fabric.
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thought no longer existed.
Our man knew there was more to it than that. There was a lot of happiness and relief in these men, too. Their mission was accomplished: against all odds, they’d broken the black spell on their father. While the old aviator was still merrily poking about in our plane, a couple more of our crew strolled up munching on hamburgers. “What’s up? Anything going on?”
“Yeah. Wait’ll you hear this…” Within minutes, two of our crewmen set out to round up the rest of the gang. The old man was still climbing in and out of the plane, kicking the landing gear and inspecting the bomb bay, when they all arrived. Our whole “away team” shook his hand and took pictures of him and his boys. The old fellow’s joy was infectious, and our guys were glad to be a part of it. Then someone in the crew cam up with a brilliant idea. It was whispered from man to man and a hasty conference was held under the huge wing. Heads nodded all around. Yeah. It was agreed. They had to do this…
We were scheduled to make a flight the next day for “Aviation Classics” magazine. They wanted some pictures of our rare Harpoon doing its stuff. A photographer had been sent, a swift chase plane had been
Dan McAllister, Guest Speaker at NCRC Meeting – The North County Republican Coalition (NCRC) will welcome Dan McAllister, San Diego County TreasurerTax Collector, as their guest speaker. The meeting will be on Monday, July 17th, at 6pm, at the Veterans Association of North County Resource Center (VANC), 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054. Mr. McAllister will discuss current property tax issues in the county. He was elected to this position in November 2002 and re-elected to his fourth term in June 2014 by an overwhelming 99% majority of the vote. He is responsible for collection of more than $5.5 billion in property taxes each year; his office also manages the County’s $10 billion+ Investment Pool; and he oversees the administration of the County’s $1 billion defined contribution program. NCRC promotes local Republican candidates and conservative issues in North County, and meets the third Monday each month. There is no charge to attend the meeting. Please RSVP to RSVP@northcountyrepublicans.com or contact Jerry Kern at (760) 805-5572. Indicate if you want to purchase dinner for $14, cash or check only. Check us out on Facebook as North County Republican Coalition. Center to Hold Bingo and Lunch - The Gloria McClellan Center offers Bingo for Prizes every Tuesday at 11:15am, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. Join us for free games and enjoy a delicious lunch at noon. Lunch reservations are required to play bingo. Call (760) 643-5288 to reserve one day prior. Suggested contribution of $4.00 per meal for those over 60; those under 60 pay $8.00.
Summer Nights at Heritage Park – The San Marcos Historical Society is hosting happenings at Walnut Grove Park in July and August: July 18-Old Fashioned Game Night; July 25-Textile Crafts; August 1Sunset Strummers Ukulele and Hula Dancers; August 7-Museum of Making
reserved, and takeoff was set for the following morning. As is always the case, every seat available was already spoken for. Despite its size, and not counting the pilots and flight engineer, there are only five seats aboard our plane. She was designed as a combat aircraft, not a passenger plane. Even among the members of our organization, a flight is a rare treat. To be honest about the matter, at a fuel consumption rate of nearly two hundred gallons an hour we can’t afford much joyriding. At air shows, our fuel and other expenses are paid for by the promoters of the show so every time we lift off five lucky people get to take a “free” ride. These seats are always reserved well in advance, usually for our own people who’ve spend countless hours of hard work and a lot of their own money to “keep ‘em flying.” It’s a privilege we all look forward to every summer. Our crew looked at the ancient Navy pilot standing beside the Harpoon. He constantly touched the aircraft as if to assure himself that it was really there and not just a dream. There was a haunted look about him, as if he were surrounded by the ghosts of his former comrades. He had survived the Zeros, but there would be no escape from the disease that now had a grip on him. The old veteran was fighting his last battle even as they watched…
“He can have my seat,” one of our guys said softly. “Naw. You haven’t gone up for a while. Let
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Past, Present and Future of Escondido; Summer Events for Adults - Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World offers reading fun and special events for all ages, through July 31st. Participants log reading and event attendance online at library.escondido.org/summer, enabling anyone to take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using computers at the Library. Summer readers have the opportunity to earn prizes donated by the Friends of Escondido Public Library and dozens of local businesses. On July 18 at 6:00pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room, Library staff and representatives from the City of Escondido’s Planning Department will present Designing Escondido: The Past, Present, and Future of Our City. Investigating the city’s history from a planning perspective, as well as taking a historical view utilizing resources and photographs from the Library’s Pioneer Room archive, staff will discuss how Escondido evolved into the city it is today, and what the future may hold. Covering everything from first nation populations to self-driving cars, Designing Escondido will be a truly fascinating presentation. In addition, the following free Adult Summer Reading Challenge program will be offered on July 29th at 3:30pm: Rincón Literario: Bilingual Book Club–All the Light We Cannot See. Author Anthony Doerr elegantly weaves a beautiful tale of survival and morality in war-torn Europe into this Pulitzer Prizewinning novel. The Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, and the programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. For more info about the Summer Reading Challenge and scheduled performers, visit library.escondido.org/summer or call 760839-4814. Center to Hold Music Appreciation Class - A music appreciation program is
him take mine.”
Soon there was a near fight among all five over who would give up their seat. It was a point of honor. Besides, people who fly and maintain old warbirds are slightly crazy anyway.
The argument was settled and, beaming delightedly, the whole crew marched over to the man and his sons. They told him about the photo run that was scheduled for the next day and that we just, ahh, happened to have a spare seat available. Would he like to ride along on the flight?
The question stunned him. “Are you serious?” He looked from man to man, and their faces answered for them. They were all grinning like idiots and nodding their heads in encouragement.
The aged Harpoon pilot blinked a few times and cleared his throat. Then, with his sons standing beside him, he lifted his chin and answered. “Yes,” he said. “I’d love to go. Thanks… thank you very much.”
His sons didn’t comment on our crew’s invitation. For some reason they were suddenly having trouble with their voices. But the way they looked at our people spoke volumes on the subject of heartfelt gratitude. The men from Massachusetts stood with the men from Indiana on an airfield in New York state, and the axiom of a brotherhood among airmen demonstrated its truth once more.
offered to those lovers and newcomers of classical music interested in learning to listen to, appreciate, and enjoy classical music. Presentations include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, giving the attendee an unforgettable “front row seat in the auditorium” experience. Held at the Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, July 19 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Free and no registration required! Hosted by Hank Presutti. For information, call 760758-1123 or email email@example.com.
Upcoming Events at SM Chamber – Wednesday, July 19, 7:30-9am, Good Morning San Marcos, Breakfast Networking Mixer, and Thursday, July 27, from 5:307:30pm, Meet Your Elected Officials at City Hall, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive. For information on both events, contact the San Marcos Chamber, 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste. 10, or call 760.744.1270.
Insect Fest at SD Botanic Garden – On Saturday-Sunday, July 22 and 23, the San Diego Botanic Garden will be holding an Insect Fest, from 10am-4pm. Aspiring entomologists are invited to this one-of-a-kind festival that is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages. It will features 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. This year, Sam the giant Galapagos Tortoise will make a special guest appearance! Come visit Sam at the Festival on Saturday from 10 am–2 pm. The Insect Festival is presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions. This event is free with paid admission or membership. Children under 12 are free. Visit the website
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The old aviator arrived at dawn the next day. Only a couple of our people were up and at the aircraft at that time, groggily sipping coffee and still yawning. One of our guys commented that the veteran pilot looked surprisingly wide awake for that early hour. He replied that most of his combat missions had begun at dawn or even earlier. Besides, he admitted sheepishly, he had been unable to sleep the whole night. “I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas morning,” he grinned. Someone reached into a tool box and produced a thermos of coffee. The old fellow accepted a cup and sat a package down on the work bench. “I thought some of you might be interested in this.” He carefully unwrapped a tattered and patched photo album. “My boys talked me into bringing it from home when we came up here. I’m glad I have it with me now.” He opened the cover.
Our crewmen took one glance inside and snapped completely awake, nearly choking on their coffee. They stared at the book, then at each other.
The album was a gold mine. The then-young Navy pilot had taken dozens of black and white photos of his aircraft, both inside and out. Equally important, he’d taken many close-ups of the mechanics at work
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The Paper • Page 4 • July 13, 2017 $1.9 Million Verdict Awarded to Former Cadet at Carlsbad Army/Navy Academy
A North County jury has found Carlsbad’s Army and Navy Academy guilty of negligence which allowed a school employee to molest a cadet. As a result, the cadet was awared a $1.9 million judgment.
The jury found that Juan Munoz, a former employee of the Academy, had molested the cadet and that the Academy was negligent in the supervision of Mr. Munoz. The victim claimed Munoz had plied him with alcohol and then molested him.
The incident occurred in 2012 but the trial just concluded after two weeks hearing and argument. The cadet, now 27 years old, was represented by Attorney Alex Cunny.
There is another case pending trial which also involves charges of molestation. The former headmaster of the Academy, Jeff Barton, was found guilty of six felony counts and faces 45 years in prison for molesting a different former cadet starting in 1969. The victim in that case is also suing Barton and the school. That case will be heard later this year. Attorney Alex Cunny and his law firm represent both students. Fatal Accident in Oceanside Wrong Way Driver Incident
South Interstate 5 in Oceanside was the scene where a wrong-way driver slammed into another vehicle early Friday. Both drivers died before medics could get to them.
Reports are that a Toyota 4Runner SUV was going north in southbound lanes and hit a Toyota Camry, but hours later said it may have been the Camry going the wrong way.
The Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday the woman driving the 4Runner was Alondra Guadalupe Equivel, 37, from Santa Maria. The Camry was driven by Teec Nos Pos, 31, of Arizona. Another motorist called 911 to report a wrong-way vehicle, described as a sedan, about 2 a.m. The collision occurred one minute later north of Mission Road, according the CHP. An Oceanside police officer heard the impact and was first to get to the collision scene. Wreckage was scattered across the lanes, with the 4Runner on its side in the middle of southbound lanes.
CHP Officer Chris Parent said it’s not unusual for vehicles that collide at a combined speed estimated at 170 mph to flip around and land in the opposite direction from the way they had been going.
The CHP reported that three other vehicles were involved in separate, noninjury collisions moments after the deadly crash, in the same area. All southbound lanes were closed until about 5 a.m., when the bodies were removed and the wrecks were towed away.
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SOMETHING to think about – Most of the surviving parents are now deceased.
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is so many years since the last casualties.
Man About Town
We’ve just celebrated our nation’s birthday. Hope you and yours had a wonderful 4th of July. Now might be a good time to pause and examine some sobering thoughts.
We are today engaged in yet another military action . . . with troops in Iraq, Afghanistan . . . and other areas where we “officially” aren’t.
That’s today. But we had a few yesterdays that all too many people seem to forget. There once was a place called Vietnam where our military spent a lot of time, and blood. Before we forget Vietnam and her veterans . . . Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall
“Carved on these walls is the story of America , of a continuing quest to preserve both Democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream.”
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965. ** There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall. ** 39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger. ** 8,283 were just 19 years old.
** The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
** 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old. ** 5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old. ** One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
** 997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.
** 1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam. ** 31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
** Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
** 54 soldiers on the Wall attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school. ** 8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded. ** 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.
** Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
** West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
** The Marines of Morenci – They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest . And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci’s mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home. ** The Buddies of Midvale – LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and
Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths. ** The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 – 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. The Persians
Not so long ago I had a wonderful lunch at Sorrento’s, one of the best Italian restaurants ever (it’s located in San Marcos), with good friend, O’mead Rahmanian. O’mead, a very successful chiropractor in North County, was both a client and good friend.
What made the lunch so memorable is
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on his forward island bases. We had only been able to guess at where some of the equipment was mounted in the interior of our plane, and how some of the field-expedient repairs had been accomplished under combat conditions. This book could allow us to rebuild and refurbish our plane to her exact wartime appearance, the goal of all military aircraft restorers. We have a thick manual for the bird, but it’s no longer possible to do everything “by the book.” Lockheed hasn’t made parts for this aircraft for over fifty years. We knew that Navy and Marine mechanics had accomplished wonders with baling wire, tin cans, and friction tape: the big question was how? Which backyard repairs could we get away with and which ones could cause a crash? What do you do when a control cable snaps at 12,000 feet or the port engine starts blowing oil or the landing gear jams halfway down?
Our crewmen suddenly realized that the fellow sipping coffee and looking calmly back at them was not merely an old man suffering from Hodgkin’s disease. He was also a retired United States Navy officer, a combat experienced aviator, and a governmenttrained expert on Lockheed PV-2 Harpoons. A few hours earlier, they felt as if he needed them. Now it dawned on our crew that they needed him—badly—and the knowledge he had carried for nearly half a century. “Sir, when the rest of our people get here,
would you consider giving us a, uhh, briefing?”
time without any apparent fatigue or effects from his illness. Presently a civilian aircraft noisily taxied up to the Harpoon and braked to a halt. Two men clambered out of the plane, the photographer and his pilot. They exchanged information with our pilots on how the photo flight was to be handled, shook hands, and hopped back in their plane. The Cessna turned and began to taxi back out to the runway. Flight line workers began to circle the Harpoon, warning spectators away from our bomber and clearing a path for it to roll out from the parking area. Our pilots and engineer climbed up into the cockpit and began their pre-flight checklist. Two of our people, one at each engine, stood guard outside with fire extinguishers while four more eagerly entered the plane.
He sat his cup down and smiled. “Be glad to.”
Later that morning they were assembled around the elderly pilot, hanging on his every word. His constant touching and staring at the aircraft had not been the ghostly reminiscences of days gone by, but a careful and professional examination. Instinctively, he’d been giving our Harpoon a pre-flight inspection. He’d been quietly “grading” us on our reconditioning, maintenance, and craftsmanship. He’d noted where we had done well—and where there was need for improvement. Our crew jotted don page after page of memos on everything from how the navigator’s table folded up to which hydraulic lines to inspect frequently. To no one’s surprise, he said that some portions of the manual were nonsense, then went on to tell us how to do things the right way.
For the first and only time in their lives, the old man’s sons watched him climb into a PV-2 Harpoon. Just inside the hatch, he turned and looked at his boys for a long moment. Something seemed to pass between them for an instant, then he gave them a “thumbs up” and shut the door.
He gave our pilots detailed information on how to crash-land the plane in the event of total power failure. Harpoons are not noted for crash survivability, something we all keep in the back of our minds. His crew in the Pacific had been lucky to have him at the controls. He ran out of fuel once and had to belly in on a beach. The plane was a total loss, but the young Navy flyer saved his crew. Someday—God forbid—we may have to try it ourselves.
He never thought that he’d see another of “his” planes and certainly never dreamed he’d fly in one again, if even only as a passenger, but fate had reserved him one more takeoff, just one more time. The last flight was under way
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They circled the field once, gaining altitude. The chase plane fell into formation with them, the photographer taking advantage of a beautiful cloudless day. The Harpoon banked gracefully, easing back over the airfield. Together the two aircraft made repeated passes giving the cameraman every shot he could wish for. When the photo run was over, both planes slowed and dropped into a landing glide path, flaps and gear down. The smaller plane led the way, touching down well ahead of the big blue Navy patrol bomber. It was the moment our crew had been waiting for. The airspace was now clear.
The Harpoon’s gear went back up and the engines throttled forward. She picked up speed, streaked over the runway at a breathtaking fifteen feet, and rocketed back up in a tight climbing turn.
One of our ground crew grinned at the old pilot’s sons. “I think your dad is in for a little treat.” The Harpoon was now going in excess of two hundred fifty knots. The bomber stood on one wing, whirled around in a highstress turn, and dove like a falcon— straight towards the field. Her engines were audible for miles, and the vast crowd of spectators looked up as one. “What the hell are they up to?” Hot dogs and soft drinks were dropped by the score as people snatched for their cameras. The plane shrieked over the flight line, a blue streak above the Mustangs and the Liberators and that thricedamned Zero. In the wink of an eye they blew past the throng of spectators as babies cried, women covered their ears, and children howled with delight. The slipstream sent hats, programs, and paper cups flying in every direction.
The plane rocked back on its tail and flew into the sun. The crowd squinted and tried to follow it. Eventually even the sound of the engines grew faint. The plane was gone—but to where? A few minutes passed, then someone shouted, “There! To the north!” They’d gone for altitude, and were now diving back in again. But this time something was different. The plan was flying strangely. A teenager asked his father, “Are they in trouble?”
The Harpoon was dodging rapidly left and right and flinging itself up and down in the dive. Experienced combat pilots—and there are many at air shows—knew at first glance what the Navy bomber was doing. “Jinking” is how pilots are trained to avoid ground fire in combat. The plane was coming in under evasive action and gaining speed at an alarming rate. Two hundred sixty knots, two seventy, two ninety…Then the aircraft straightened and flew with determined precision, seeming to aim itself at a point just opposite from the crowd on the other side of the runway. The bomb bay doors snapped open
and half dozen dark oblong shapes spilled out.
Spectators gasped as the objects tumbled and fell, whistling loudly as they came. The missiles hit the field and exploded into a spectacular red and green spray. The crowd sent up a mighty cheer as they realized what they’d seen, and the sons of our passenger laughed and cheered loudest of all. Gennessee, New York had just been bombed by a planeload of Indiana watermelons.
After pulling up from its surprise “bomb run,” the Harpoon slowed to cruise speed, circled, and came back for a final pass before landing. She swooped in low and slow, one wing tipped in salute to the crowd while cameras clicked and video recorders whirred. Then the great flaps lowered, the gear came down, and the tires screeched on contact with the tarmac. The bomber taxied to the parking apron, turned, and rolled slowly to her assigned area. Flight line workers held back the crowds who surged in around her, waving, applauding, and holding children on the shoulders. The old aviator’s sons stood with our ground crew, shielding their eyes from a final wind blast as the port brake was locked, the starboard engine revved, and the plan ground-looped perfectly into exactly the same spot she had left. The engines were cut, number two giving its characteristic double backfire, and the props clattered to a halt. The elevator surfaces on the huge tail lowered and thumped softly down to their rest positions. The flight was over, the bomber now silent.
Our crew formed a semicircle around the hatch, the veteran’s sons standing expectantly in the front. For a long moment the hatch remained closed. Then the handle rotated, the door swung slowly open, and a figure appeared at the top of the access ladder. The sons looked up solemnly, as if seeing their father for the first time, He paused there, returning their gaze. Then the emotion became too great for even him to control, and his loving, joyous smile became framed by streams of tears that rolled down both cheeks. He hopped down the short ladder and into the arms of his boys. Our crew surrounded them as they gripped each other, laughing and weeping, in an impassioned, back slapping, threeway hug. The scene was best described to this writer by one of our female crew members.
“Oh, you should have seen it! These macho guys of ours in the plane came out and they were all crying. They were embarrassed by it, but they had to keep wiping their eyes. The old man was the happiest person I’ve ever seen in my life. He kept on laughing and crying at the same time and asking his boys if they saw the bomb run. They were nodding and hugging him. The ground crew was sniffing and snorting and looking at everything except each other. I finally gave up myself and said ‘What the hell?’ So I started crying too.”
The aviator told everyone within
Big changes ahead for taxpayers and businesses
The California State Board of Equalization is an agency familiar to our small businesses. Known as the BOE, it’s a place businesses file their quarterly sales taxes, fee and tax appeals, including fire fee and property tax appeals. The BOE handles tax fraud, taxpayer rights issues and criminal tax enforcement. Effective July 1, most BOE responsibilities, including permit, audit and collections have been transferred to the California Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), under the Governor’s office. In the past, quarterly returns would be filed with the BOE. As a result of the restructure, business owners will file through the CDTFA website at: http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov. For businesses filing their 2nd Qtr. sales tax this month, select "File a Return" and use the express login or resale number that you have previously used on the BOE website.
While the BOE, with its five elected board members, will retain its constitutional responsibilities, including taxpayer assistance, most functions earshot how happy he was to have been with us, even if only for a short while. Another of our ladies appeared at his side and asked if he would like to join our organization. Before she could even finish the question he exclaimed, “Yes!” She pulled an application out from behind her back and, grinning, handed the old fellow a pen. He quickly read the document and signed it on the offered back of our flight engineer. After handing the paper back, he reached inside jacket. “I have my checkbook with me. I can pay my first annual dues right now and…” There was a cry of outrage and our “recruiting officer” steadfastly refused to take a cent. She looked around threateningly at the rest of the team and called for a forum. By immediate and unanimous voice vote, the veteran was made a life member of our crew on the spot, all dues waived forever. Addresses and phone numbers were exchanged. The retired naval officer was told that he could expect our first organizational newsletter within a week and that we’d stay in touch by mail, keeping him abreast of developments with the plane. He replied that he had many photographs and notes pertaining to PV-2 Harpoons that he’d send us, as well as personal observations and letters answering any questions we might have in the future. After some time, they had to leave for the long drive back to Massachusetts. Our men shook his
have been transferred to the new agency.
The restructure also creates the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA). The longstanding right of California taxpayers to have their tax appeals heard by BOE officials, answerable to the voters, will now be transferred to unelected OTA officials appointed by the Governor.
The BOE was established by a constitutional amendment in 1879. Will a massive restructure, hastily crafted during the budget process, of a historic, constitutionally mandated agency that administers over 30 tax and fee programs that generated $60.5 billion in revenue during 20142015, result in greater efficiencies, or end in disaster? Business owners deserve to have stability along with the ability to remedy issues with CDTFA oversight. It is my hope that this new agency will continue to be responsive to small businesses and to California’s taxpayers. Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma
Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista
firm hand for the last time, our wives and girlfriends each gave him a kiss, and it was time to leave. One of the sons kept repeating to our crew, “You don’t know. You don’t know what this has done for Dad. This has brought him back. He’s his old self again. You just don’t know…” Well, maybe we don’t. But we have a pretty good idea. We know what he did for us.
Whatever else life may have in store for him the veteran will always know that one of his planes is still flying, crewed by a new generation. And we will know that we have a friend, our senior member, who we can turn to when the skies grow dark and we need advice. Sometimes people ask me why I love air shows.
I never know what to tell them. ••••• About the Author Kent Ballard Kent Ballard was a masterful writer who lived near Brazil, Indiana. While he made his living as a Journeyman Machinist for many years, he also fascinated a small group of writer friends with his tales of history, adventure, and of the military. This is the fourth printing of this story, which first appeared September 9th, 2010.
He has written a number of cover stories for
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The Paper and we would have liked him to write more.
But he’ was a stubborn cuss. Folks who live in Indiana are like that, you know. One of these days we had hoped he’d get around to it. We hoped. But sadly, his death intervened.
He can hear them bark . . . he can smell them . . . but when he eagerly runs over to play with them . . . he doesn’t have a clue where they are.
Max, you see, has cataracts.
Chris Hofer, owner of San Marcos Kennels (and a great champion for dogs of all kinds) has taken it upon herself to help promote a “gofundme” campaign to raise the funds necessary to get Max cataract surgery so he can see once again. Chris is doing this in memory of her late son, Larry Delaney, who loved and cared for animals of all
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(I have watched sadly as a Persian man and his wife showed me pictures of their home in Persia . . . before and after. Before, a beautiful home. After, ruins. The power structure had come in and destroyed and burned down his home. Because they were Baha’i. They were forced to flee to America. I have met many Persians who have gone through similar persecutions. Not allowed to attend university, not allowed to pursue meaningful employment, not allowed to enter the professions, etc.)
I have fallen in love with the Persian people. If I were younger, I would learn to speak Farsi. I would love to be able to converse with more Persians. I just love them as a people and it hangs heavy on my heart that there is enmity between Persia and the US. The enmity, of course, is between the power structures, not the people. Were it left to the people we would embrace one another and celebrate with a mighty feast.
If you have the opportunity, introduce yourself to the Persian community. You will be richer for it. So will they. If I can help you meet Persians, let me know. Be happy to assist. A Pup could use some help
Max is a pup of about 8 years old that’s 56 years old in dog years.
Max is a lovable little cuss. He loves to play with the other puppies except he has one problem. He can’t see them.
by Tom Morrow
Sometimes he comes to a wall and is confused as to why he can’t go any farther. He can’t see the wall. He just knows there’s something there that is blocking him.
Kent Ballard - RIP
I got to know O’mead even better than I have over the past several years. He is one of those men who absolutely exudes love . . . for his family, for his world, for all things. He is Baha’i (and, in my heart, I think I probably am as well) and part of their faith is to always be positive, to think and do kind things. I don’t believe I’ve ever met a more gentle, kindly people than Persians (they prefer the term Persians to Iranians; Iran was a name given to the country by the late Shah). The Baha’i are a minority religion in Persia and have been heavily persecuted for their beliefs.
types ever since he was a kid. Larry died all to soon from cancer, just a few weeks ago. Chris knows that Larry would be leading the march to raise funds for Max . . . so she’s jumping in big time. It’s probably gonna run around $4000 to get both eyes done with cataract surgery . . . but once the surgery is done, just watch Max run and play with all those other pups . . . and to rediscover trees, and grass, and shrubs, and, yes, fire hydrants.
The Man Who Would Have Been President
Henry Agard Wallace, born Oct. 7, 1888, nearly became president back in 1945, but the Democrat party bosses dumped him for a second term as vice president at the 1944 convention in exchange for a rather obscure senator from Missouri – Harry S. Truman.
Wallace was our 33rd vice president, serving from 1941 through 1945. At the 1944 Democrat convention, some 65 percent of the delegates wanted him for a second term as V.P., but party bosses feared Franklin D. Roosevelt wouldn’t last through another term; they were worried Wallace was too much of a progressive liberal and wouldn’t finish the War against Germany and Japan. The bosses maneuvered Wallace out and within less than a year Truman became president upon FDR’s death on April 12, 1945.
You can contribute there with those little plastic things called credit cards.
Once the cataracts surgery is done you can probably get an invite to meet Max. I reckon it’s fairly certain that he’ll recognize you and give you a great big slobbery kiss. Any questions . . . call Chris Hofer at 760 .594.6444. ••••• Always had a hankering to go off in the woods and walk silently, enjoying the sights and sounds of animal life, of the flora and fauna?
Now’s your chance to shod those tootsies of yours in fine, fine comfort that will allow you to walk silently.
Check out the ad on page 16 of this here paper. The Indian Store is having a sale and you can buy some mighty fine authentic Indian mocassins at some very attractive rates.
While you’re there, see if you can find Larry Benson, the owner. Chances are he’ll give you a personal tour of his store (which is more like a museum of fine Indian art and culture than a store. Fascinating visit every time we go there and Larry’s a great story teller.
Boos echoed through the convention hall in 1940, when Roosevelt's choice of Wallace was announced, and the delegates seemed on the verge of rebellion. It was only after Roosevelt threatened to decline the nomination and Eleanor Roosevelt delivered a conciliatory speech that they grudgingly yielded. Wallace received the support of 626 votes, some 59 percent of the 1,100 delegates when nominated at the convention. As of 2017, Wallace remains the last Democratic vice president who never served in the United States Senate and indeed the last vice president of any party who had not previously held any elected office.
Although a Gallup poll taken just before the 1944 Democratic National Convention found 65 percent of those surveyed favored re-nomination for Wallace and only 2 percent favored Truman, it was the Missouri senator who went on to win the vice presidential nomination. During the 1944 Democratic convention Wallace had a favorable lead on the other candidates for the vice presidential nomination, but lacked the majority needed to win the nomination. In a turn of events much scrutinized, just as Wallace began to receive the votes needed for the nomination, the convention was deemed “a fire hazard” and bosses pushed back voting to the next day. When the convention resumed Truman made a jump from 2 percent in the polls all the way to winning the nomination, Truman succeeded to the Presidency when FDR died.
During his later years Wallace made a number of advances in the field of agricultural science. His many accomplishments included a breed of chicken that at one point accounted for the overwhelming majority of all egg-laying chickens sold across the globe. The Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the largest agricultural research complex in the world, is named for him.
If you’d like to help, all you need to do is pull those cobwebs away from that wallet of yours and pull out several green colored bills . . . or, go to the gofund me website which is: fg.me/u/u9ejn.
Which are the best kind.
Southerners, distrusted Wallace. The old guard Democratic Party bosses thought Wallace was a Republican in disguise and as a doe-eyed mystic who symbolized all that they found objectionable about what they saw as the hopelessly utopian, market-manipulating, bureaucracy-breeding New Deal.
For the first two terms of FDR, Wallace was the Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and after the election of 1944, he was the Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946).
Wallace was a strong supporter of FDR’s New Deal liberalism, and softer policies towards the Soviet Union. His public feuds with other officials and unpopularity with party bosses in major cities caused significant controversy during his time as V.P. under Roosevelt in the midst of World War II. As Agriculture Secretary, Wallace's policies were controversial: to raise prices of agricultural commodities he instituted the slaughtering of hogs, plowing up cotton fields, and paying farmers to leave some lands fallow. His family was publisher of the popular farm publication, “Wallace Farmer” of Des Moines, Ia. The conservative wing of the Democratic Party, many of them
In 1950 during the McCarthy era, when North Korea invaded South Korea, Wallace broke with the Progressives and backed the U.S.-led effort in the Korean War. Despite this, according to Wallace's diary, after his 1951 Senate Internal Security Subcommittee testimony, opinion polls showed he was only beaten by gangster Lucky Luciano as the "least approved man in America,” He wrote various letters to "people who he thought had maligned him" and advocated the re-election of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. In 1961, President-elect John F. Kennedy invited Wallace to his inauguration ceremony, even though he had supported Kennedy's opponent Richard Nixon.
Wallace first experienced the onsets of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 1964. He died in Danbury,Conn., on Nov. 18, 1965. His remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Brandon Gallery July News – This month will be Dorland at the Brandon, a Dorland Mountain Arts Colony Associate Artist Fine Art and Artisan Exhibit, now to July 28th. There is a call for artists for Dog Days of Summer, a judged show August 1-26; Darlene Katz, judge, honoring all the animal companions that fill our lives with joy. And the Art by the Inch fundraiser is continuing thru July. Select from a wide variety of styles. Only $1/per square inch. Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 92028; 760.723.1330. Hours are Tues-Sat. 10am4pm. Website: fallbrookbrandongallery.org; email email@example.com.
“Recycle It” Art and Fashion Show - The Escondido Art Association (EAA) will hold a “Recycle It” Art and Fashion Show at the Artists Gallery on 121 Grand Avenue, Escondido, during the month of August. Framed artwork entries must consist of at least 75% recycled material, as must any wearable fashion show entry. The show will run from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 26, 2017 (closed Sun. & Mon.) with the Reception taking place on 2nd Saturday, August 12, from 5–8pm. Ribbon awards will be presented at 6pm. Those entering the fashion show component may design either a complete outfit or may choose to design an individual accessory or wearable item which they will model in the Fashion Show that will take place immediately following the Awards Ceremony. Participants need not be EAA members, but will have to pay member entry fees for artwork; a non-member entry fee of $10 will be charged for Fashion Show only participants. For more information or to join the EAA, visit our website at www.escondidoartist.weebly.com. The EAA is a non-profit art organization dedicated to supporting the arts and community since 1956. Our Artists Gallery is staffed and operated by a director and a pool of dedicated volunteers, and provides a venue for the
showcase and sale of members’ artwork, many of whom have received special recognition and awards at the San Diego County Fair art competition. The EAA welcomes new members and applications are available on the website at www.escondidoartist.weebly.com, or at the Artists Gallery.
everyone’s attention with his rendition of “Sunset Boulevard”. Garrett picked up $2,500. Proma Dewanjee, a Carlsbad High School
graduate, has chosen to attend Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and wants to combine medicine and music. An accomplished and passionate pianist, she earned $1,500 toward her fall tuition.
And The Winners Are … - The RB Chorale 2017 Scholarship winners were announced recently. The RB Chorale awarded a total of $15,000 recently to six young promising musicians who will be attending college in the fall. Audiences at both soldout performances were amazed at these talented teens. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Pat Bean and the RB Chorale’s 44th Scholarship Show, “Best of Broadway, Yesterday & Today.” The final results of the awards are: Receiving the top prize of $3,500 on Friday, June 9th, Sophia Liu Su’s piano performance was a hit with the audience. A graduate of Scripps Ranch High School, she will head to UCLA in the fall to major in piano performance. Derrick (DJ) Kennedy Martin Jr. earned $2,500 Friday night for his inspired saxophone performance and is a graduate of Poway High School. He plans to attend San Diego State University to study in the music business and entrepreneurship program.
L-R, Sophia Liu Su, Derrick (DJ) Kennedy Martin Jr., and Austin John Thatcher
Austin John Thatcher, son of a RB Chorale member Kimberly Algya, sang “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” from Jersey Boys Friday night. A graduate of Poway High School, he plans to attend Palomar College and earned $1,500 toward his fall tuition. Winning $3,500 on Saturday, June 10th was vocalist Katherine Anne Thorvick, a graduate from Poway High School. Her stirring performance of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” had the audience on their feet. She heads to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the fall. Garrett Caelan Weir graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and plans to major in vocal performance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. His talent caught
L-R, Katherine Anne Thorvick, Garrett Caclan Weir, Proma Dewanjee
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Council Member, Represents District 3
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East End Club of Escondido To Celebrate Birthday – On July 25, the East End Club of Escondido will celebrate its 110th birthday. It is the oldest social organization in Escondido, formed by women living in the east end of the valley who wanted closer friendships with neighbors. At the first meeting on July 25, 1907, officers were elected, a committee was appointed to create a constitution and by-laws: “The object of the meetings shall be for pleasure and self-improvement.” Annual dues of 10 cents were assessed which met the expense of compiling a membership directory. Annual directories as well as minutes from every meeting plus scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters, cards, and obituaries – inevitable at age 110 – are stored in the archives of The Escondido History Center at the Pioneer Room, Escondido Public Library.
History comes alive in the old minutes: excerpts from Minutes of April 22, 1909, read: “. . . while refreshments were being served, we were delightfully entertained by choice selections from the phonograph”, and June 8, 1909: “. . . the most delicious refreshments were served, the delicacy being known as ‘fruit cocktail’.” Inflation has affected the club. Dues have increased to $3 annually. The purpose leans more
Proposed Downtown Escondido Housing & Parking Project
If you’ve lived in Escondido for any length of time, you have surely seen historic photos of Grand Avenue. It is a fun activity to identify existing buildings that used to be something else. A heads up that you may want to visit Downtown Escondido soon to take a few photos of the way it looks now because it might look very different shortly – not bad, just different.
toward pleasure than self-improvement. Our membership is smaller but still meets monthly to enjoy our friendship and our fabulous history.
Picnics were a popular activity and family members were included. Everyone dressed for the event, usually held under a large tree at someone’s ranch home. Women wore hats and men wore ties for this special event. The afternoon gathering usually concluded with singing of patriotic songs.
Proposed development of condos and parking on several parcels may change the skyline and bring hundreds of new residents to the urban core of Escondido. Under an early proposal, downtown public parking lot 1 (behind Filippi’s) will be transformed into a six story condo project with limited public parking. Public parking lot 4 (across from EscoGelato) will be a four story parking structure.
General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan. Because this proposal involves publicly owned parcels, the City will have to negotiate a contract with the developer to ensure a fair deal for taxpayers. I anticipate some concerns about parking and building heights. Public participation is always vital to making sure impacts to current uses are positive. Access the Downtown Specific Plan at: Proposed housing density is pre- https://www.escondido.org/specificapproved through our current plans.aspx Escondido Senior Travel Trip of the Week – Del Mar Horse Racing, Thursday, August 31st. Cost is $79/person, includes lunch at the Hunter Steak House. First stop will be lunch at Hunters Steak House where you have your choice of three entrees (sign up when you pay). Then off to the Del Mar Race Track. It will be clubhouse seating with your own racing program so you can plan your bets. First race is at 2pm. Bus will depart from the race track at 6pm and be back at the Center around 7pm. Join us and have a fun, exciting day at the track. For reservations/ information, call 760.745.5414. Save the Date: Phantom of the Opera Gala – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) will hold their 30th Annual Boys and Girls Night Out on Friday, October 13th, from 6-10pm, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside. The Gala is their largest fundraiser of the year. There are several ways you can make a difference and help support the Club: 1. Attend the event; 2. Become a sponsor; 3. Donate auction items. 1. Attend and enjoy a culinary experience, youth performanc-
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Missy is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Sheâ€™s a 1 year old, 10 pound, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Calico coat.
The care providers in the cattery say that Missy is sweet and a little bit sassy. She was surrendered when her previous family was no longer able to care for her. Missy will need to be the only cat in her new home. Â
The $100 adoption fee for Missy includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Duke, an 8-year-old Rottweiler mix, is looking for a new family to love! He’s a sweet old gentleman with a heart of gold. He’s a great co-pilot during car rides, and loves to play with tennis ball and chew on sticks. He’s not always a big fan of strangers and may bark to introduce himself but settles down once he gets to know them. Duke would also prefer a home with older, studier children due to his size, and no cats or small animals. Come meet this lovable goofball today! Duke is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Possible Outsourcing of Escondido’s Public Library
Escondido’s proposed 2017/18 budget projects library expenses at $3.670,055 with little income other than for fines estimated at $62,000. Without much income the library is a significant claim on the city general Fund. This makes it easy to see why the City wants to explore outsourcing. The library’s compensation expenses (labeled “Employee Services”), including proposed pay increases for staff totals $2.8 million of the $3.7 million total budget; that’s a whopping 75%.
Seemingly municipal compensation packages are built upon “Step increase" models (the longer you’re there, the more you make). So the presumption is that compensation expense as related to total expense gets worse over time. Outsourcing basically removes employees from
es, live and silent auctions, and bring your dancing shoes for live entertainment by The Little Kings, back by popular demand. Tickets are $200/each or $2,000 for a table of ten. 2. Sponsorships – marketing opportunity for your business and support the BGCO at the same time; sponsorships start at $1,500. 3. Donate auction items for both silent and live auction packages. Gift cards or in-kind donations are gladly accepted. Contact Hannah Moss at 760.433.8920, x 115, or HMoss@BGCOceanside.org for tickets or more information on sponsorships or donations. BGCO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit the website at BGCOceanside.org.
American Cancer Society to Host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast – The community is invited to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.
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the City payroll. And after some buyouts and adjustments for retirement benefits for senior staff, employees become a part of the outsourcing company. Going forward this fixes costs for the city. No doubt it helps city finances, though it may not be in the best interest of proposed former city employees. City Manager, Jeff Epp, is doing his job and is right to research outsourcing library operations and to bring it before the City Council for discussion. However, it’s our hope that the Council will not look at the issue only through the lens of an accountant. There are significant less tangible points of view to consider; one being public perception that they are losing local control or that the new manager won’t show the same caring attention to residents or that some long-term employees got gypped in the name of saving a buck.
With City budgets balanced and reserves at an all time high Library “Out-sourcing” may be unnecessary at this time and could be a disservice unless there’s a significant savings for the General Fund and tax payers. /s/Sid Colquitt Escondido, Ca 92026
Editor’s Note: Long time friend and regular reader of The Paper, Mr. Colquitt is also a retired banker, comfortably retired and living in Escondido where he frequently comments on civic issues. Letters to the Editor should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Defensible space inspections help keep homeowners safe in San Marcos
In the last year, the San Marcos F i r e Department ( S M F D ) conducted nearly 830 defensible space inspections of properties located in the city’s highest wildfire risk areas, as determined by the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
homeowner using a checklist and photos based on an inspection of the property. Creating defensible space is critical for a home’s chance for surviving a wildfire and reduces risk to our firefighters responding.
Now is the time for all San Marcos homeowners to do their part to San Marcos is no stranger to protect your family and property wildfire and it is up to all of us to from the threat of wildfire. help keep ourselves, our property and the community safe. For more information, visit During the free defensible space www.san-marcos.net/wildfiresafety audits, recommendations on how to or call the San Marcos Fire improve or maintain defensible Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. space are provided to the 3410. Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
Chuckles Cont. from Page 2
And didn't need insurance Or a lawyer to defend
The way that he took care of you Or what he had to do, Because he took an oath and strived To do the best for you Remember going to the store And shopping casually, And when you went to pay for it You used your own money?
Nothing that you had to swipe Or punch in some amount, And remember when the cashier person Had to really count? The milkman used to go From door to door, And it was just a few cents more Than going to the store.
There was a time when mailed letters Came right to your door, Without a lot of junk mail ads Sent out by every store.
The mailman knew each house by name And knew where it was sent; There were not loads of mail addressed To "present occupant” There was a time when just one glance Was all that it would take, And you would know the kind of car, The model and the make
They didn't look like turtles Trying to squeeze out every mile; They were streamlined, white walls, fins And really had some style
One time the music that you played Whenever you would jive, Was from a vinyl, big-holed record Called a forty-five
The record player had a post To keep them all in line And then the records would drop down And play one at a time. Oh sure, we had our problems then, Just like we do today And always we were striving, Trying for a better way. Oh, the simple life we lived Still seems like so much fun, How can you explain a game, Just kick the can and run?
And why would boys put baseball cards Between bicycle spokes And for a nickel, red machines Had little bottled Cokes? This life seemed so much easier Slower in some ways I love the new technology But I sure do miss those days.
So time moves on and so do we And nothing stays the same, But I sure love to reminisce And walk down memory lane.
With all today's technology We grant that it's a plus! But it's fun to look way back and say, Hey look, guys, THAT WAS US! •••• Caution ladies: Drinking before pregnancy can cause pregnancy. You're welcome.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Movies in the Park Provide Family Fun
Vista is celebrating summer on Saturday, July 15, with a free, family event in Brengle Terrace Park. It will be an afternoon of games, arts & crafts, kids’ face painting, bounce houses, and public safety demos. Kids get to meet Vista firefighters and sit in the sheriff cruisers. Adults can meet community partners at the interactive and educational booths. Have questions about what’s happening in Vista? Be sure to drop by our City Booth. The Summer Fun
Fest runs from 5:30-7:30 pm and is followed by a free Movie in the Park – Moana at 8 pm. Take the whole family and head to Brengle Terrace Park for a fun afternoon and relax with them afterwards watching the movie on a huge movie screen outside in our beautiful weather.
The Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to meet new people and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Check the City website at CityofVista.com for more details or contact 760.639.6151.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Two Events at Oceanside Public Libraries On Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am, the Oceanside Civic Center Library, located at 330 N. Coast Highway, will host Pacific Animals Productions’ presentation of wild animals. This interactive show will highlight animal ecosystems and the building blocks of nature. Instructors, with the help of live animals, will help the audience explore how animals hunt, forage, grow their families and make homes, and the effect it has on everything around them.
On Friday, July 29 at 2:00 pm, the Mission Branch Library located at 3861-B Mission Ave, hosts Celebrate
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Summer Reading in style with Mad Science. Learn to “Design Solutions from Pollutions” and help to build a better world.
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#2017-015275 The name of the business: Ocean Car Auction, located at 2775 College Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Praxedes M. Dalmau Smith, Macario Vazquez & Leibnitz Cruz Dalman 2775 College Blvd. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Praxedes M. Dalmau Smith This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/09/2017.
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The name of the business: The Creative Twist, located
at 1847 Goldenrod Lane, Vistga, Ca. 92081.
This business is registered by:
Alaina Diane Oleston
1847 Goldenrod Lane
Vista, Ca. 92081
The business is conducted by an individual.
First day of business was 1/01/2017.
/s/ Alaina Diane Oleston
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The Paper • Page 12 • July 13, 2017 ern governments compete in sophisticated, one-upsmanship games of cyber- espionage while pointing accusing fingers at one another with wide-eyed innocence. Whether these activities are considered crimes or a public service often depends on your point of view.
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The electronic and print media are filled with “Cyber attack” stories these days. Criminal ransomware exploits like WannaCry and Petya attack corporate and government networks, encrypt files and then demand a ransom to restore access. Political activists breached the illegal or amateurishly protected servers of Hillary Clinton and the DNC ending their political aspirations by exposing nefarious secret activities to the public. Israel’s Mossad and our CIA collaborated to sabotage Iran’s uranium enrichment plant with a virus attack. Third world nations, desperate for foreign exchange, turn a blind eye to the activities of criminal networks within their borders. Wealthy west-
The Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 10
The American Cancer Society’s Kickoff Breakfast is scheduled for August 8, from 7-9am at the Paradise Point Resort. This event is free, however, attendance is by invitation only, and you must RSVP by July 25th by calling 619.682.7445 or by emailing email@example.com. Event supporters will share details about the upcoming community walk. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive, inspirational event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer along. Since 1993, more than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million nationwide. Last year, close to 25,000 walkers in San Diego County helped to raise more than $800,000. This kickoff will provide community members the opportunity to learn how to get involved in the San Diego walk slated for October 15th. Funds raised through this these walks enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. “As we join with others in the Making Strides walk, we celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to move us one step closer
The Computer Factory’s customers are rarely victims of the above kind of cyber attack. Attacks on small business and home users have a single objective, money. The cyber attacks directed at us are strictly for money. Either by getting a direct payment from us or causing us to initiate some activity that gets money indirectly from another source. For example they might hack your email account and, posing as you, try to sell goods or services to those on your contact lists. They might hijack your home page and mis-direct your inquiries to Internet sites where they get paid by the site owner for each “hit” they generate. They may steal your personal information and sell it. They may track your Internet activity and sell your usage patterns to an advertiser or product provider. The might create a back door into your PC and then sell it to a criminal “botnet herder” who may use your PC to gather data for years without your knowledge. These are just some of the “indirect” exploits they may use to get money by using your PC.
Many of the direct methods they use to rob you are fairly “ham-handed” and obvious. Hardly anyone falls for the “Nigerian Prince” scam these days but millions continue to fall for similar, somewhat cleverer scams. Cyber
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crooks use our human foibles to lure or scare us into falling for their scams. Love, hate, fear, impatience, greed, guilt, empathy, these are all hot buttons for cyber scammers. They often work more effectively on the elderly because oldsters are more fearful of technology and trusting of strangers. Phony but authentic looking and sounding computer and phone messages from government agencies, law enforcement, public utilities, service providers or trusted sources (like Microsoft?) con millions of users out of billions of dollars each year.
The use of the readily available free anti-malware and firewall programs protects users from most of the passive Internet lurkers and cyber criminals continually probe for the weakest link in order to exploit their victims. That would be the connection
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between the chair and the keyboard. Nearly all the disruptive infections we see these days are a result of human miscalculation. Here are some general rules that will help maintain your PC’s health, save you money and keep you from feeling like a lollipop. Never allow anyone remote access to your PC. Never accept any unsolicited invitation to click on a link or update. Keep your anti-malware and other applications software up to date, but only by accessing updates directly from the source (site). Download a free ad blocker (like Adblock plus) and install it on your browser. Next week we will entertain you with some of the interesting and costly experiences our customers have enjoyed as victims of International Cybercrime.
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#2017-016916 The name of the business: Osidefresh Direct, located at 3888 Sanb Ramon Drive., #19, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Noel A. Alvarez 3888 San Ramon Dr. #19 Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/20/2017. /s/ Noel A. Alvarez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/30/2017. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
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#2017-016159 The name of the business: A & A Business Solutions, A and A Business Solutions, located at 2204 Eastbrook Road, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Theophilus A. A. Addo, and Ann Briggs Addo 2204 Eastbrook Road Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 7/01/2002. /s/ Theophilus A. A. Addo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2017. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00024521-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Dareild Dewayne ‘Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Dareild Dewayne Williamsto Proposed name David Dawayne Mitchell 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 29, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San 7/06/2017. /s/Robert P. Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00024518-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Karina Lemus and Neftaly Martinez for minor, Araia Nailynn Lemus, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Aria Nailynn Lemus to Proposed Aria Nailynn Martinez Lemus. 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 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 7/06/2017. /s/Robert P. Dahlquist, Judge of the Superior Court 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
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This business is registered by:
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#2017-016517 The name of the business: D&B Autobody and Paint, located at 2476 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: David Ernesto Gijon Hernandez & Brenda Martinez Gijon 3610 Ninth St. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Brenda Martinez Gijon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/26/2017. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00023099-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jeannie Thieu Tran filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jeannie Thieu Tran to Proposed name: Kristina T Tran. 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 15, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 6/26/2017. /s/Robert P. Dahquist, Judge of the Superior Court 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
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#2017-016221 The name of the business: Andrea Johnston Team, located at 950 Boardwalk #202, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Ktesius Realty Corporation 950 Boardwalk #202 San Marcos, CA. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/17/09. /s/ Richard W. Farmer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2017. 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27/2017
The name of the business: Film Crew Apparel, filmcre-
wapparel.com, located at 321 Camelot Dr., Oceanside,
This business is registered by:
Cindy Elsa Rankin
321 Camelot Dr.
Ocean side, Ca. 92054
The business is conducted by an individual.
First day of business was 6/21/2017.
/s/ Cindy Elsa Rankin
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.,
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on
7/06, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27/2017
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#2017-017207 The name of the business: Signature Images By Henry, located at 1572 Rowan Glen, Escondido, CA. This business is registered by: Henry Ortiz 1572 Rowan Glen Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/06/2017. /s/ Henry Ortiz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2017. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00023828-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Steven Mitchell Lipinski filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Steven Mitchell Lipinski, Steve L. M. Walsh and Steven Mit Lipinski respectively to Proposed names: Steve Mitchell Lipinski Walsh, Steve Mitchell Lipinski Walsh, and Steve Mitchell Lipinski Walsh. 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 15, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 6/30/2017. /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00022269-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Alejandro Torres filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Alejandro Torres to Proposed name: Alexander Cara. 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 08, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 6/20/2017. /s/Robert P. Dahquist, Judge of the Superior Court 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016373 The name of the business: Macscape, located at 201 Avenida Las Brisas, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Marco A. Cruz 201 Avenida Las Brisas Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Marco A. Cruz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/23/2017. 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015860 The name of the business: Poke Point, located at 2757 Overlook Point Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029. This business is registered by: Liuli Incc and SI Young Corp 2757 Overlook Point Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029 The business is conducted by Co-Partners. First day of business was 6/19/2017. /s/ Chengze Li, President of Liuli, Inc. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/19/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13, and 7/20/2017
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#2017-014993 The name of the business: Cardinal Point Healthcare Solutions, Cardinal Point, CPHS, Cardinal PHS, located at 1611A South Melrose Drive, Suite 205, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Cardinal Point Healthcare Solutions, Inc. 1611A South Melrose Drive, Suite 205 Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/13/2017. /s/ Jeanette Wood, Treasurer, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on
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#2017-015585 The name of the business: Do or Dine Catering, located at 408 S. Freeman Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Nicoletta A. Grippo 408 S. Freeman Street Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/14/2017. /s/ Nicoletta A. Grippo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 and 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2017-015098 The name of the business: Alps Way Road Repair Project, located at 11627 Alps Way, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Pavina B. Sparrow 11627 Alps Way Escondido, CA. 92026 Bruce Tebbs 11763 Alps Way Escondido, CA. 92026 The business is conducted by Co-Partners. First day of business was 06/08/2017. /s/ Pavina B. Sparrow This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/08/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 & 7/13/2017
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#2017-015062 The name of the business: Services Engineering and Management, Supply Materials and Equipment, located at 508 Starling Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Turrell Engineering LLC 508 Starling Way San Marcos, CA. 92069 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ John Turrell, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/07/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 and 7/13/2017
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#2017-014151 The name of the business: Grayscale Music, located at 307 E. Carmel St., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Vincent Bombolo 304 La Purisma Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Vincent Bombolo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/26/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 and 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015408 The name of the business: VinBid, located at 1732 Weatherwood Ct.,San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: La Motor Group LLC 1732 Weatherwood Court San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ David Burch, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 and 7/13/2017
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE IN LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1, AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON.
WHEREAS, the CITY COUNCIL of the CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA, on June 9, 1981, by Resolution No. 811592, previously formed a street lighting district pursuant to the terms and provisions of the "Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972," being Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, in what is known and designated as LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1 (hereinafter referred to as the "District"); and, WHEREAS, since the formation of the District in 1981, the District has levied annual assessments and was expanded in 1986 to include landscaping maintenance; and, WHEREAS, the annual assessments have been based on a method of spread approved yearly within the Engineer's Report; and WHEREAS, at this time, the City Council is desirous of taking the necessary proceedings to provide for the annual levy of assessments for the next ensuing fiscal year, to provide for the costs and expenses necessary for continual maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements within said District; and, WHEREAS, at this time there has been presented and approved by this City Council, the Preliminary Engineer's Report as required by law, and this City Council is desirous of proceeding with the proceedings for said annual levy. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. That the above recitals are true and correct. PUBLIC INTEREST. SECTION 2. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of the City Council, to undertake proceedings for the annual levy and collection of special assessments for the continual maintenance of certain landscaping and lighting improvements, all to serve and benefit said District as said area is shown and delineated on a map as previously approved by this City Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, open to public inspection, and herein so referenced and made a part hereof, and proposed changes thereto are as set forth in the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated herein as a part hereof. REPORT. SECTION 3. That the Preliminary Engineer's Report regarding the annual levy for said District, which Report is for maintenance for the fiscal year 2017-2018, is hereby approved and is directed to be filed in the Office of the City Clerk. ASSESSMENT. SECTION 4. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to order the annual assessment levy for the District as set forth and described in said Engineer's Report, and further it is determined to be in the best public interest and convenience to levy and collect annual assessments to pay the costs and expenses of said maintenance and improvement as estimated in said Report. This year's assessment is proposed to be $530,526.20. There has not been an increase in the
assessments. DESCRIPTION OF MAINTENANCE. SECTION 5. The assessments levied and collected shall be for the maintenance of certain landscaped areas, including but not limited to, medians, parkways, open space areas, and lighting improvements for residential, commercial and industrial development within the City's jurisdictional boundaries. Reference is made to the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated by reference, which contains a full and detailed description of the improvements, boundaries of the assessment district and any zones therein, and the proposed assessments upon assessable lots and parcels of land within the District. FUTURE ASSESSMENTS. SECTION 6. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to consider and adopt an assessment formula for future assessments. Said future assessments shall not exceed the assessment formula so adopted. COUNTY AUDITOR. SECTION 7. The County Auditor shall enter on the County Assessment Roll the amount of the assessments, and shall collect said assessments at the time and in the same manner as County taxes are collected. After collection by the County, the net amount of the assessments, after the deduction of any compensation due to the County for collection, shall be paid to the treasurer for purposes of paying the costs and expenses of said District. SPECIAL FUND. SECTION 8. That all monies collected shall be deposited in a SPECIAL FUND designated by the name of this District. Payment shall be made out of said Fund only for the purpose provided for in the Resolution. In order to expedite the making of this maintenance and improvement, the City Council may transfer into said Special Fund, from any available source, such funds as it may deem necessary to expedite the proceedings. Any funds so transferred shall be repaid out of the proceeds of the assessments provided for in this Resolution. BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICT. SECTION 9. Said contemplated maintenance work is, in the opinion of this City Council, of direct benefit to the properties within the boundaries of the District, and this City Council makes the costs and expenses of said maintenance chargeable upon a district, which district said City Council hereby declares to be the district benefited by said improvement and maintenance, and to be further assessed to pay the costs and expenses thereof. Said District shall include each and every parcel of land within the boundaries of said District, as said District is shown on a map as approved by this City Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, and so designated by the name of the District. PUBLIC PROPERTY. SECTION 10. Any lots or parcels of land known as public property, as the same are defined in Section 2263 of Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, which are included within the boundaries of the District, shall be omitted and exempt from any assessment to be made under these proceedings to cover any of the costs and expenses of said improvement and mainte-
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nance work. PUBLIC HEARING. SECTION 11. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TUESDAY, THE 25TH DAY OF JULY, 2017, AT THE HOUR OF 6:00 O'CLOCK P.M., IN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, BEING THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, IS THE TIME AND PLACE FIXED BY THIS CITY COUNCIL FOR THE HEARING OF PROTESTS OR OBJECTIONS IN REFERENCE TO THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS, TO THE EXTENT OF THE MAINTENANCE, AND ANY OTHER MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS RESOLUTION. ANY PERSONS WHO WISH TO OBJECT TO THE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ANNUAL LEVY SHOULD FILE A WRITTEN PROTEST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE TIME SET AND SCHEDULED FOR SAID PUBLIC HEARING. NOTICE. SECTION 12. That the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this Resolution in the North County Times, a newspaper of general circulation within said City, said publication to be not less than ten (10) days before the date set for the Public Hearing described above. EFFECTIVE DATE. SECTION 13. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. PROCEEDINGS INQUIRIES. SECTION 14. For any and all information relating to the proceedings, protest procedure, any documentation and/or information of a procedural or technical nature, your attention is directed to the person designated below: PROCEDURAL INQUIRIES: PHILLIP SCOLLICK, City Clerk, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone: 760.744.1050; TECHNICAL INQUIRIES: Peter Kuey, Principal Civil Engineer, City of San Marcos, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone: 760.744.1050 X3210. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 7/13/17 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015893 The name of the business: DonVito Realty, located at 1289 Highbluff Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Stephen P. DonVito 1289 Highbluff Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/2/2006. /s/ Stephen P. DonVito This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/19/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13 & 7/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016809 The name of the business: BeautySSentials, located at 868 Orion Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Ramon Salinas 868 Orion Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Ramon Salinas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13, & 7/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015932 The name of the business: Sparkly Clear Pool Service, located at 306 W. El Norte Pkway, #27, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Scrubs.com, Inc. 306 W. El Norte Pkwy, #27 Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/19/2017. /s/ Chris Donahue, Owner, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
County on 6/19/2017.
7/6, 7/13, 7/;20 & 7/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016186 The name of the business: Property Management & Leasing, Inc., located at 1555 Grand Ave., Suite A, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Property Management & Leasing, Inc. 1555 Grand Ave., Suite A San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2016. /s/ Steven L. Bernath, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13 & 7/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016554 The name of the business: A1 Accounting Solutions, located at 6747 Barberry Place, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: Stephanie Ann Engeseth 6747 Barberry Place Carlsbad, CA. 92011 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/16/1999./s/ Stephanie Ann Engeseth This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/27/2017.
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#2017-016151 The name of the business: Max’s Handyman Services, Maxi Taxi, located at 1669 Live Oak Road #31, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Maksim Marko & Alketa Meci 1669 Live Oak Road #31 Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Maksim Marko Meci This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13 & 7/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015628 The name of the business: Stojan C Mitich Companies, Inc., located at 3346 Laurashawn Ln, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Stojan C. Mitich Companies, Inc. 3346 Laurashawn Ln. Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/20/02. /s/ Stojan Charles Mitich, Corp. President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14/2017.
7/6, 7/13, 7/;20 & 7/27/2017
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#2017-015271 The name of the business: A & A Global Brand Management, located at 1580 Shadowridge Dr., #224, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Bashar Ativat and Abdullah Akour 1580 Shadowridge Dr. #224 Vista, CA. 92081 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bashar Atijat This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12/2017.
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#2017-015819 The name of the business: Mikol Bee Remover, located at 922 Farr Avenue, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Miguel Angel Marquina 922 Farr Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Miguel Angel Marquina This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/16/2017. 7/06, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-013709 The name of the business: American Auto Sales, located at 3753 Mission Avenue #113, Oceanside, Ca. 92058.,
This business is registered by: Burhan Motors 3753 Mission Ave., Suite 113 Oceanside, Ca. 92058 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Moheb Amini, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/23/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 and 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016193 The name of the business: Nester Photography, located at 3578 Granite Ct. Carlsbad, CA. 92010. This business is registered by: Ksenia Nesterova 3573 Granite Ct., Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/15/2017. /s/ Ksenia Nesterova This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2017. 6/29, 7/06, 7/13 & 7/20/2017
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF EDWARD JOHN GONZALEZ Case No. 37-2017-00022218PR-PW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Edward John Gonzalez, Edward Gonzalez, Caesar Gonzalez. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Candice Clara Gonzalez in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92101, Madge Bradley Building. The Petition for Probate requests that Candice Clara Gonzalez be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate.The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 8/3/2017 Time: 1:30 p.m. Dept: PC-3 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Candice Clara Gonzalez 7001 Ridge Crest Drive North Richmond Hills, TX, 76182 Phone: 817.366.3893 6/29, 7/06 & 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-016049 The name of the business: Dr. Shali, located at 2604 B El Camino Real Ste 358, Carlsbad, CA. 92008,. This business is registered by: Reyzan Shali 2604 B El Camino Real Ste 358 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/20/2017. /s/ Reyzan Shali This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2017.
7/6, 7/13, 7/;20 & 7/27/2017
CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL HEARING OFFICER SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos (City) invites sealed responses for the above stated Project and will receive such responses in the offices of the City Manager’s Office, at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069, up to the hour of 5:00 p.m., on Monday, July 24, 2017. Responses submitted after that hour and date will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The City is seeking the services of qualified firm to provide audio visual production services for City Council meetings, the City’s community bulletin board, and YouTube channel. The consultant will also provide program scheduling as directed by the City as well as miscellaneous video production services.
GENERAL All clarifications of the RFP by the City will be made by written addendum and will be posted on the City’s website at www.san-marcos.net no later than three (3) calendar days prior to the proposal due date. Failure of any Contractor to receive any addenda shall not relieve such Contractor from any obligations imposed by such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become part of the RFP. Failure to cover in its proposal any such addenda issued may render the bid informal and result in its rejection. Prospective proposers are encouraged to review the official version of all documents. For a complete set of proposal documents, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net. The City is not responsible for costs associated with the preparation of the proposals; there is no express or implied obligation for the City to reimburse Consultant for any expenses incurred in preparing or submitting a proposal. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses. s/s Sarah Macdonald, Communications Officer Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos DATE: 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-015378 The name of the business: Zwants Supplies, Inc., located at 1126 Calistoga Way, San Marcos,CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Zwants Supplies, Inc. 1126 Calistoga Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 3/9/17. /s/ Long Yu Lin, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 & 7/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-014923 The name of the business: Mama Love Wellness, Mama Love Placenta Encapsulation, located at 647 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #209, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Meriah Ozols 647 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #209 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/6/17. /s/ Meriah Ozols This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2017. 6/22, 6/29, 7/06 & 7/13/2017
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