Volume 46 - No. 31
by Friedrich Gomez
We have all seen our share of panhandlers on various street corners and intersections. Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, San Diego, well, just about everywhere in San Diego County. Makeshift cardboard signs with over-sized crayon-type scribbling often proclaim a short bio such as “Homeless with kids. Please help!” Or variations of the same theme, “Hungry Veteran. Help. God Bless you.” While all of the above may bring a sincere tug at the heartstrings, there are often those who wish to ‘fleece the system’ and falsely parade themselves as being indigent when in reality – The Paper - 760.747.7119
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they are not. Such is life. No matter what the crusade, what the cause, there will always be individuals who will wrongfully exploit and abuse the sentimental underbelly – just to get at your dollars.
One of the biggest surprises is how much money can actually be brought in from panhandling. It is this lucrative aspect which is bringing onboard a burgeoning number of imitators! The dishonest ones who are misrepresenting themselves as being homeless, or impoverished, are not only hurting the plight of individuals who truly need your help, but they are beginning to raise the hackles of the homeless community, itself. As one
homeless person bitterly complained, “It burns my butt because they (the imitators) make it bad for the people that are really struggling and really trying to get somewhere.” And it’s not just here, it’s everywhere.
In March of 2016, news services in England reported on a con man identified by British authorities as Stewart Fenton, who posed as a homeless veteran of the Iraq war. His two cardboard signs said he was a 12-year ex-armed forces paratrooper. Fenton’s fabricated story produced shockwaves throughout Great Britain and neighboring European countries. He was neither homeless nor did he ever serve in the military.
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His confession to police is that he preyed upon the sentiment of his unsuspecting British countrymen. Amazingly, the 38-year-old imposter raked in an astounding 5,000 pounds (equivalent to $6,617 American dollars) before being exposed! Such scenarios are, sadly, becoming more and more common.
Closer to home, television’s Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio, hit the pavement and got an earful from the truly homeless people there. They are angry and frustrated at these phony imitators that are hurting them. Cincinnati police have files on individuals who claim to be homeless, beg for money, but actually live in
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homes and are far from being poor! One fraudulent beggar preyed on the sentiments of passersby, making sizable dollar amounts each day, pretending to be handicapped. He has been in-and-out of the court system in Cincinnati. He is neither handicapped, nor homeless.
The prevalence of street begging has necessitated new laws regulating such behavior. For example, the Cincinnati city ordinance declares panhandling to be illegal on “Any public transportation, or within 20-feet of an ATM, or at any bus stop, or within 20-feet of any crosswalk.” Such laws regarding panhandling near crosswalks and street median dividers, especially where there is heavy traffic, are a safety precaution. In 2015 a panhandler was killed by a driver in Escondido, California. The victim was a 27-year-old woman soliciting for financial handouts at West Mission Avenue at Quince Street where she stepped off a center median and approached a pickup truck to receive money from the sympathetic driver. The good intention led to a fatality. After receiving the cash donation she tripped on her return to the median divider and was accidentally run over by the trailer behind the truck, which was hauling concrete and sand. She was pronounced dead at Escondido’s Palomar Medical Center. It is also against the law to solicit in any aggressive manner. Earlier this
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Truisms
-If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they'd eventually find me attractive. -I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.
-Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water. -I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your password is incorrect."
-Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
-I'm great at multi-tasking--I can waste time, be unproductive, and
year, a 34-year-old San Diego man was stabbed in the back at a 7-Eleven convenience store when he refused to give money to a panhandler. He was aggressively attacked from behind when he felt the cold blade of a knife plunge deep into his back! He was taken to a hospital with non lifethreatening injuries and survived. He was one of the lucky ones.
Aggressive panhandling is becoming widespread. San Francisco, Boston, and most every major city are increasingly cracking down on such dangerous behavior. Escondido’s police department’s website (police.escondido.org/panhandlers.a spx) discourages the public from giving randomly to beggars. It is not only a legal issue, it can be extremely dangerous, as noted above. Recently, the laws governing street begging have become a political football, of sorts. For example, the Boston police distinguish between ‘active’ panhandling versus ‘passive’ panhandling. Active panhandling is openly asking for money, either with a sign or verbally. Passive panhandling is opening doors at a store with a cup in hand, but not saying anything.
U.S. Courts have repeatedly ruled that begging is protected by the First Amendment’s free speech provision. On August 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a Grand Rapids, Michigan anti-begging law on the grounds of free speech. Earlier, an Arcata, California law banning panhandling within twenty
procrastinate all at once.
-If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
-Never tell your problems to anyone, because 20 percent don't care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them. -Doesn't expecting the unexpected mean that the unexpected is actually expected? it.
-Take my advice — I'm not using
-I hate it when people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious. -Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were.
-Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.
-I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago and so far all it's been doing is gathering dust.
-Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool.
-I'll bet you $4,567 you can't guess how much I owe my bookie.
-Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
feet of stores was struck down on similar legal grounds in 2012.
However, it is considered clearly unlawful if a beggar is making a misleading representation of why they need the extra cash in the first place. For example, stating that they are homeless, jobless, or impoverished, when neither situation is true – is against the law. It is false representation in the pursuit of dollar donations.
The amount of money that can be made at panhandling has caught the attention of unscrupulous individuals. Such dishonesty and fraudulent publicity not only hurts the real homeless sector – it causes widespread anger and deep mistrust by the general public. CNN News recently publicized a pregnant woman with her young boy in San Diego who was panhandling and raking in handfuls of sentimental dollars only to be caught on camera driving off in a luxurious Mercedes Benz! When San Diego Police ran a check on the Mercedes Benz license plate number, it was traced to a suburban apartment. A couple days later, when a news reporter showed up at her place of residence – well, she and her husband and son had already moved out! She was one step ahead of the law. She was a seasoned, smart cookie, although a hugely unethical one. It was found that she lived in an Escondido apartment complex where she easily made payments of $2,500 per month to her landlord! Witnesses at the scene
of her panhandling said they would often see her bringing in tons of money, tens, twenties, easily – especially when her young son was paraded as an emotional tactic, as well as her being pregnant! Later, she was seen going, periodically, to her Mercedes Benz where she and her husband would be laughing as they counted the loads of cash! One witness said, “Why work? The husband is a low-life sitting in a beautiful Mercedes sedan while his wife weasels hard-earned money from loving and trusting people! They do it dishonestly. How do they sleep at night?” Sadly, this is not an isolated case.
Various news agencies have weighed in with their perspectives on street begging. Their views are often at odds with each other, which further complicates fathoming any truth or barometer of factual finding.
John Stossel of Fox News, for example, has gone on record stating, “I had heard that some people beg for a living and make big bucks -- $80,000 a year in some cases.” Stossel draws a hard line in the sand, “You really shouldn’t give to these street people. You are really supporting alcoholism and drug problems.” Public surveys of street panhandlers reveal a less harsh conclusion of society’s outcasts. Many disagree, heartily, with Stossel’s conclusions. Nonetheless, even these contradicting surveys to Stossel seem to pres-
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-If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.
-I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.
-Ever stop to think and forget to start again?
-If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
-A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
-My wife got 8 out 10 on her driver's test--the other two guys managed to jump out of her way. -There may be no excuse for laziness, but I'm still looking. -Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.
-Give me ambiguity or give me something else. -He who laughs last thinks slowest.
-Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?
-Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-ityourself type.
-I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it. -If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie? -Money is the root of all wealth.
-No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. Ponderisms
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
-I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.
Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going?
-The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don't have to mow it.
What disease did cured ham actually have? Chuckles
-Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
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gram will be “Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard” by Kaye Van Nevel, a 16year member of Vista Soroptimist. The mission of Soroptimist is “to support human rights and the status of women and girls.” Awareness of Human Trafficking, specifically the sexual exploitation of women and girls, became her primary interest. Learn more about this crime that has become epidemic and what can be done to prevent it and help the survivors. For more info or to register, visit the website at www.abwa-soaringeagles.org or contact Sue at 760.822.222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP to Sue if you wish to pay at the door.
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email@example.com Meetings/Events Calendar
Business Women’s Meeting is Tonight, Thursday, August 4th – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is meeting tonight at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 No. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos; 6pm/networking; 6:30pm/dinner; and meeting/program from 7-8:15pm. Cost is $23/members and $28/guests. The pro-
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ent a completely different portrait of the street beggar that is still very naïve. Because the general public often have their hearts in the right place, they are stunned into disbelief to see the prevalence of street-begging fraud. Unlike before, today’s general populace is now beginning to ask the hard questions. Are the majority of panhandlers lazy people who do not really want to work? Many seem able-bodied; even robust and well-dressed. How do we discern the honest beggars from the imitators? And are they using handouts to just purchase more alcohol and drugs?
Currently, the public-at-large is aroused with renewed curiosity on all of these queries. This new resurgence of questioning is fueled by the increasing prevalence of street panhandlers everywhere. Such widespread visibility creates wide-spread curiosity by the public at large. Should I give? Or should I not? Perhaps yes in some scenarios, and no in others? And even then, how can I know for sure? Homeless panhandler, Anthony Smith, made a plea: “Everybody you see on the street, whether they’re dirty or dusty, they’re not bad people. All people don’t do drugs, all people don’t drink.”
It’s an obvious social dilemma that is now too big to ignore. Every person, every day, sees scores of panhandlers, multiple times, in multiple places, wherever they go. It is a highly visible situation that screams to be addressed. It is the proverbial elephant standing in our living room. To pretend it doesn’t exist is to lose our sense of responsibility.
Researchers are now tackling these social phenomena and are looking for some modicum of answers. As varied as they may be.
Improved Technology at the Public Library - Escondido Public Library provides high-speed broadband Internet access via public desktop computers as well as improved wireless (Wi-Fi) service. Take advantage of this wireless on a personal device or borrow a Chrome Book laptop for use in the Library. This improvement in bandwidth provides a high-quality online experience for users enabling them to fully participate in recreational, educational, and occupational opportunities through increased upload/download speeds, shorter wait times, and greater availability of computer access. Also, the Escondido Public Library, located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, is a designated “cool zone” providing an air-conditioned setting for community members to gather in comfort while conserving energy use for the whole community. For more information about programs and services offered at the Library,
San Francisco is in the forefront of researching this. The Union Square Business Improvement District, which is a wide collection of about 500 property owners in the city went so far as to hire a GLS Research group to collect some general insight. The results were surprising to many. The San Francisco study found that the average panhandler rakes in about $25 per day. That’s average. Some make a whole lot more -- as much as $15 to $20 per hour, depending on such variables as location, physical appearance, emotional sign presentation, and commitment of time spent begging, etc.
The San Francisco GLS study showed that about 50% of panhandlers were African-American, and 1/3 were white. An overwhelming 83% were male and 82% actually homeless. Sadly, 26% were U.S. military veterans. Also, 62% of the homeless were disabled, 44% use their handouts for drugs or alcohol, and 32% were actually addicted to drugs. An independent study in Oregon revealed a dramatic departure to San Francisco’s findings. One research study found some beggars outside a Walmart store making $300 a day! Some averaging as much as $100,000 a year! Other ‘spike’ examples exist, such as a beggar in Oklahoma City, OK, who rakes in $60,000 per year (close to $30 per hour).
As can readily be seen, many of today’s homeless frequent libraries. Some even use the free computer time to bring in necessary funds. One legitimately homeless person owns a Blog on the internet and makes between $15 to $30 an hour. He states that the ‘downside’ is that his homeless income is unpredictable, meaning he can “Beg all day and I only make $60.” Adding to the plight of the legiti-
contact Joanna Axelrod, Principal Librarian, at 760.839.4330, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at library.escondido.org.
Summer Jazz Concert in the Garden Spend an evening enjoying the timeless sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more, performed by the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Sunday, August 7 from 5-7 pm. The Band brings authentic arrangements of these jazz greats to life with a full 17-piece orchestra and two talented vocalists. Sing along with hits like “In The Mood,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” the “Bugle Call Rag,” and “All of Me.” CD’s will be available to purchase the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the Band’s performances, CD sales, and donations go to support music education in North County schools and to award scholarships to promising students in local high school band programs. The Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024; call 760.436.3036. Cost for adults: SDBG members $15; non-members $25. Children (3-12years): SDBG members $5; non-members $10. Visit the website for more information at http://www.sdbgarden.org/jazzconcert.htm.
COGG Meeting Announced – On Tuesday, August 9th, the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) will hold their luncheon meeting at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. Doors open at 11:30am for socializing; lunch at 12noon. Cost for non-members is $25/person. The
mately impoverished who barely survive, are the fraudulent individuals who are not homeless at all. Some in fact own automobiles, homes, and a sizable nest-egg which they greedily add onto. Not wanting to dip into their savings, and not wanting to work, these individuals will ‘dressdown’ to prevent any semblance of self-subsistence. They wish to portray a disheveled appearance and poverty-looking cardboard sign to emphasize their downtrodden status. Some signs will end with a “May God bless you!” in order to stir up any guiltfeelings that may arise if one does not contribute. These numbers of fraudulent panhandlers is increasing as word spreads of a ‘bonus income.’ One couple stated that their ‘professional panhandling’ scheme brings in an average of $180 an hour! Modesto, California Television Station KCRA-3 reported a staggering story of panhandling. One such example was a family (which included two small children) which collected $366 in only two hours! Emotional passersby also gave them several gift cards to various restaurants in the area. Modesto Police have cited the couple in the past. According to police records, the couple uses their 5-and-7-year-old children to gain extra sympathy and bring in bigger bucks. As social workers have voiced, “To exploit children for bad deeds is beyond sinful. It shows no conscience at all in the pursuit of money.”
The family mentioned above, had their panhandling skills down to a science. The Modesto Police department said they had a carefully planned log book for begging activity. Heather Graves, a spokesman for the Modesto Police Department stated: “It’s kind of an organized log. It shows cities they visit. They even have times of days that work best.” Their influx of cold cash was so tremendous that the police found money receipts in the amount of $1,700 and $2,000 that
program, “Policing in an Age of Fear and Anger, the view of a former Police Chief ” will be presented by David G. Epstein who served as Chief of Police of Savannah, Georgia for five years. He will explain the challenges of policing today. He holds a B.S. in Police Administration, an M.S. in Criminal Justice, and a PhD in Social Science from Michigan State University. For more information, call Rose Marie Dishman at 858.486.0119, or email her at RoseMarie@COGGrb.com. Make reservations by Friday, August 5th. African Violet Society to Meet – The San Diego North County African Violet Society will be meeting on Tuesday, August 9th, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Vista Library, in the community room at the west side of the Library. The program will be given by Barbara Conrad who will demonstrate how to separate baby plantlets from the mother leafs. Members will participate and take home potted plantlets. Materials will be supplied by the club. The Culture Class will be a presentation titled “What is Perlite & Vermiculite” and given by Pamala Tucker. There will be door prizes, a raffle, and an auction. Refreshments will be furnished by the club. Contact Pauline Mueller at 760.433.4641 or email email@example.com.
2nd Tuesday Book Club Meets on Tuesday, August 9th – The Escondido Public Library, located at 239 S. Kalmia St,
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were sent out of the country to family members in Romania! The family confessed to police that they even use an organized list of locations in various cities throughout the Central Valley area to maximize their panhandle income.
One contributor, Eddie Avila, said “I gave them money, then found out they were making more money than me!” The Modesto Police Department urges citizens to find other ways to give to needy people. Perhaps through one’s church, or through various legitimate fundraisers. Modesto police say many panhandlers misdirect their earnings.
In January of 2015, almost 600,000 people were homeless on any given night in the United States. Research reveals that one in 30 American children were homeless at some point last year. That’s about 2.5-million kids, an 8% increase, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. As of 2014 statistics, over half of those kids were under 6years-old. It should be made clear that homelessness is not a crime. And not all homeless people beg for money. There are varying circumstances. As of November 27, 2015, San Diego County’s estimated homeless population of 8,742 people were living on the streets or in shelters. Some were sporadically in-and-out of family dwellings. San Diego Police Department are fully aware that even though homelessness is not a crime, closely related issues are. For example, it is illegal to be living in a vehicle parked on a public street. Or being intoxicated in public, loitering, prowling, trespassing, fighting, disturbing the peace, etc. Homelessness and panhandling often go hand-inhand. It is an extremely complex
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The Paper • Page 4 • August 04, 2016 Escondido Police Make Arrest in Homicide
On March 16th of this year at approximately 12:30am, Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Blvd. and 9th Ave. When officers arrived, they found that 27 year old Escondido resident Fabian Arellano was the victim of a shooting. Arellano was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died. During the course of the investigation, Escondido Police detectives determined that the homicide suspect is Javier Seda. Seda is 18 years old and a resident of Escondido. Detectives discovered that Seda, who is a U.S. citizen, had fled to Mexico after the homicide. Escondido Police detectives worked with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States and Mexico to share intelligence that led to the apprehension of Seda. He was subsequently returned to the United States.
Escondido Police detectives have charged Seda with the murder of Fabian Arellano. The crime is believed to be gang related. Seda is currently being held at the Vista Detention Facility. Fragozo Pleads Guilty to Felony Fraud
In the end, Escondido Elementary School District Trustee Jose Fragozo wound up pleading guilty to one felony count of voter fraud . . . having originally been charged with 13 felony charges.
Under the current felony Fragozo could be senteneced for up to three years in prison. Had he been convicted of all 13 felonies he could have faced up to nine years in prison.
The plea means Fragozo, 51, must resign his seat on the Escondido Union School District board and can’t run again for reelection in November. The original 13 felony counts related to allegations that he lied about his residency to win election. The charges included perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents. The charge to which he pleaded guilty was one of the lesser counts, and centered on the fact that he voted in the Nov. 4, 2014, election while registered at an address where he didn’t live. The other remaining counts were dismissed, per the plea bargain agreement.
Regular readers are aware that Dick and I often have coffee at Major Market and proceed to solve all of the world’s problems in an hour, maybe an hour and a half. Neither of us can figure out why neither the Republican National Committee or the Democratic National Committee have not called us because, as is well known, we have all the answers, all of the solutions. But the phone just doesn’t ring. I wonder if it’s a conspiracy to keep the truth from the people?
The state’s investigation focused on whether Fragozo lives in an apartment at 305 South Maple St., which he listed on a new voter registration form two days before declaring his candidacy. Fragozo also owns a four-bedroom home at 28346 Crooked Oak Lane, which falls into a different electoral zone. The guilty plea came just before the matter was scheduled to go to trial. Candidate for Fragozo’s Trustee Seat in District 1 Announces
Fragozo’s term on the Escondido Union school board has been marred by constant bickering and charges that he had intimidated staff and other trustees. Last year officials sought and secured at temporary restraining order against Frogozo, alleging he was verbally abusive and that his behavior made them feel threatened. Earlier this year, their request for a permanent order was
We attended Dick’s church service last Sunday at the Fair Winds Retirement Center in Oceanside and, again, enjoyed his sermon. He’ll be back next Sunday with yet another sermon and, knowing Dick, I reckon he’ll have a fish tale or two. ••••• Remember that dashing fella with the dazzling smile ... Nami, the cheerful soul who owns and operates the Escondido Pharmacy, at 909 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido?
I stopped in to see him last week and was amazed at the huge invento-
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The plea deal says Fragozo can’t run for public office for three years, but that could change if the charge is reduced.
I was reminded of Dick as I posted his column for this week (see Page 10). His comments, as usual, are spot on . . . and I pretty much agree with them.
As I write this, my good friend Pastor Richard “Dick” Huls is somewhere up in Alaska, hauling in tons of salmon, trout, halibut, almost any fish known to man. He is quite the outdoorsman . . a hunter and fisherman - he grew up in Michigan, on a farm, and learned to work the soil (he still gardens to this day), and to love the great outdoors.
A complaint about Fragozo’s residency was first filed with the Secretary of State’s Office in 2012, when Fragozo ran for a seat representing the district’s electoral Region 1 on the board of trustees.
Fragozo will be sentenced on Sept. 28 but Vista Superior Court Judge Harry Elias said Monday he would consider reducing the charge to a misdemeanor and granting probation.
Feeling in the mood for a cup of coffee right now . . . but no can do. Dick, as I said, is in Alaska . . . and my coffee just doesn’t taste as good as when Dick is there to share a cup (and a story or two) with me.
Man About Town
Doug Paulson, candidate for District 1 Trustee
Following Fragozo’s guilty plea to voter fraud felony charges, Doug Paulson announced Monday that he is a candi-
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ry he has on the east wall of the pharmacy . . . all kinds of orthopedic aids, walkers, canes, ankle braces - a really large selection from which to choose.
You’ll no doubt notice his ad on page 9 of this here newspaper . . . and youll see that he advertises himself as your friendly druggist.” Absolutely true. Nami and his Escondido Pharmacy reminds me of my hometown drugstore from when I was just a boy (back when Abraham Lincoln was just a skinny young kid thinking abut studying law). You may remember it as well . . . you walk in, chat with the druggist . . . chances are you know each other on a first name basis. Yes, you get your prescriptions and over the counter needs . . . but you get a whole lot more. You get friendship and trust . . . the way it used to be before corporate pharmacies move in.
Besides, his smile alone is worth stopping by and shaking his paw. Go see him. You’ll find a brand new friend. One who smiles a whole lot. ••••• We were pleased to see Jose Fragozo plead guilty to voter fraud and equally pleased to see that he will now be required to resign from the Escondido Elementary School District. We strongly opposed Fragozo when he ran and was both amazed and disappointed when he was elected, illegally, as it turns out.
At the same time, we find it interest-
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ing that a candidate for Fragozo’s seat has quickly emerged in the person of Doug Paulson, of Escondido. We first knew Doug when he was a park ranger at Dixon Lake. After several years of serving in the park ranger service he left to teach school for the next 20 years.
Young, handsome kid (anyone under 80 years of age is a kid) with an education background, a good sense of humor, bilingual, and a diligent worker. Dunno if any other candidates will emerge for the District 1 position but Paulson, we think, would do well.
We know him. We like him. ••••• Lieutenant Ed Varso, Public Information Officer and a member of the Special Investigations Division for the Escondido Police Department spoke to the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club this week.
Among other items he discussed the Neighborhood Transformation Project where a ‘team’ of police, public works, public safety, code enfocement all come together to help build a neighborhood. It is a six month program and, thus far, appears to be having good success.
He also spoke about the city of Escondido preparing for with other agencies for emergencies if and when they arise.. Lt. Varso is available to speak to groups. Call him at 760.839. 4487.
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date for the EUSD (elementary) Board of Trustees in Area 1, to replace Frogozo.
As a convicted felon Fragozo is required to resign, leaving an open seat on the board of trustees. Paulson has been teaching school for 20 years; prior to his school teaching career he was a park ranger at Dixon Lake..
He is a product of Escondido education, having attended both Central School and Grant (Mission) Middle School, followed by Escondido High School. His stated goal is to ensure that every child gets the same great education that he got. San Marcos City Council Election Draws Two New Potential Candidates
New Obituary and Memorial Manager Outlines Plans New Obituary Manager Named
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Nomination papers were pulled last Tuesday by two potential candidates, Ruben “RJ” Hernandez Jr., 35, and Matthew Stack, 35.
All candidates must file their nomination paperwork — including the signatures of 20 registered San Marcos voters — by Aug. 12. None has done so yet. San Marcos limits council members to three consecutive four-year terms. A win on Nov. 8 would mark the third term for Jones and the second for Jenkins.
Had no challengers opted to run, San Marcos could have sought to cancel the election as it did in 2014, thus saving about $30,000.. At the same time, San Marcos is examing the idea of overhauling the way it elects City Council members, and last week released two maps showing what future election districts might look like. The proposed change to elections by geographic zones came after San Marcos was threatened with a lawsuit alleging its at-large voting system disenfranchises Latino voters and violates the California Voting Rights Act. Each proposed map slices the city into four districts — one per council seat. The mayor’s position would still be elected citywide.
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She has worked with the top funeral homes throughout San Diego Count;y for over 10 years and has develiped a reputation for being at the top of her class.
She is available for telephone consultation at 760.916.5066. She is also available to speak to civic and service groups or to individual families in their homes.
The Paper can and does accept Obituaries and Memorials presently but Griffiths is working up a special section of The Paper that will address a large portion of San Diego County and serve a wide variety of funeral homes, cremation services, and cemeteries. When grief visits our home we want only the best to help us get through that difficult time.
Rita Griffiths has been doing this for years and is totally understanding and helpful. She has dealt with individuals, with families, with large families and small. Questions? Call Rita: 760.666.0064.
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from? If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? ADVICE FROM A RETIRED HUSBAND
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
The professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol to get a
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?
She will help families write the documents or she will assist them in writing their own. With years of experience she knows how to work with families during times of grief.
why didn't he just buy dinner?
It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are over-sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.
Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?
Two seats on the San Marcos City Council have begun to draw interest from potential challengers.
While pulling papers does not guarantee they will be candidates it does show an interest in running for the seats of the two incumbents, Rebecca Jones and Sharon Jenkins, each of whom pulled nomination papers on July 15th, the first day they could be pulled.
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If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap,
Enjoying Our Local State Parks
My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Carol.
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It’s summer, time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There’s no better way to do that than by visiting one of our local State Parks. Though several of these gems are just an hour or so from home, a visit transports you to another world.
not be on your list, but the starlit nights are magical. Covering one-fifth of San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California and the secondlargest in the lower 48 states. With five hundred miles of dirt roads and miles of hiking trails, Anza Borrego is a treasure.
A visit to Anza Borrego Desert State Park in the summer may
The parks are yours, paid for with your hard-earned tax dollars. So gather up family and friends and get out and enjoy.
The State Parks System has over 280 parks covering about 1.4 million acres. Local parks include Palomar Mountain State Park, in the northeast corner of the 75th Assembly District. Located on the west side of Palomar Mountain, a visit feels like a trip to the High Sierras. Covered with thick forests, the park features camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking. The view from the fire tower at Bourcher Hill Summit is breathtaking, and on a clear day you can see into Mexico, out to the Channel Islands, with most of North County at your feet.
Other local North County State Parks include Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, offering a variety of camping, equestrian and hiking activities. A number of State Beaches including Carlsbad, San Onofre and San Elijo are within easy driving distance. And for history buffs, don’t forget the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park just east of Escondido, providing a unique insight into the Mexican War.
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social problem. Never blame our police officers for enforcing these laws. Our law enforcement does not legislate or make these laws; they only enforce them.
Homelessness and panhandling is on the increase in San Diego County. Back in 2007, San Diego County was ranked 12th in homeless populations across the U.S. We are now ranked No. 4 in the United States!
Escondido, California, is estimated to have 400 to 500 homeless people. A great portion of which socialize around Grape Day Park. Growth in homelessness results in growth in panhandling. Some eke out a living, begging. Some thrive on it. One panhandler outside Grand Central Terminal says he makes up to $200 an hour from kind-hearted New Yorkers. Still others go hungry, with barely enough change to purchase something hot to eat. Then, there is street-smart, Will Andersen, who is sporadically homeless, along with his 9-year-old dog, Rizzo. But Andersen knows how to work the streets. “I got three breakfast sandwiches today! And they were all meat! I’m putting on pounds out here!” This, despite the New York Commissioner’s admonishment for the public to not give money to vagrants. Anderson’s successful begging flies in the face of the Police Commissioner. “I have gotten $80 or $100 from a single person. I get dog food. I sometimes can save some for a hotel or hostel. I pay $300 a month – that’s nothing.”
In San Diego, a down-on-his-luck, Vietnam veteran panhandles so he may eat. He chooses to back off from approaching cars. “All I do is panhandle enough each day to get $4.80 to go get something to eat.” He doesn’t ask for much. For what little he receives, he’s grateful. Then, there’s the elderly AfricanAmerican whose sign has the Marine motto: “Semper fi.” And Roderick Couch, 28 years old, in a wheelchair outside a Walmart store. And also, Jazmine Saldana, 24, who carries a cardboard sign with a plea for donations. The homeless have their own way of speech. “You have to know how to fly,” Saldana says. “That’s what we call it when you fly a sign.” In her case, she ‘flies’ a crude cardboard sign. It’s not pretty. Nor are the letters fancy. The language is often bad grammar. But, who cares? The important message is clear and crisp and profound. They are truly homeless. Through various outreach and charitable organizations, the real faces of the homeless are genuinely identified. Their plight and struggle is nothing short of painful to behold. One tiny 4-year-old girl holds an honest sign which simply declares: “We live in a car.”
Another sincere sign-holder who is well-known in the Christian community simply holds a shoddy piece of cardboard which says: “Imagine – if
this were you.”
There is no easy solution to this worldwide pandemic. The poor. The hungry. The lost souls who hurt so badly they sometimes take their own lives as a final solution. The statistics are staggering to read. Their true stories buckle the back of our knees and render us speechless. As an occasional food server for the indigent in our community, I must confess that I occasionally go outside the serving facility to bite my lip and grapple with my emotions before reentering. The stories they tell as you sit next to them, sharing a modest meal, can be a most profound experience. Sometimes all they want is someone to talk with. A good listener. Just be a good listener who genuinely cares for their every word. As simple as that may sound, it often means the world to them. On the streets, they often feel invisible with no one to hear or feel their pain and struggle.
There are many such food and ministry outlets for the downtrodden masses. I don’t confine myself to just one. However, I do associate myself more readily with Revive Church’s feeding program, located at 2437 S. Centre City Parkway, in Escondido. It is a non-denominational church that is part of Calvary Chapel. He absolutely hates recognition, but the modest and humble food preparer and ‘chef ’ is Richard Vasquez (“Rich”) who is truly a soldier of God and gives so much of himself and yet – wishes no part of the glory. In fact, this simple line of gratitude in THE PAPER may not sit well with him as he such a selfeffacing soul. He deflects all such earthly praise to his Maker. Rich is my very close and valued friend. Many famous people were once homeless and living on the streets. Mega movie-star and singer, Jennifer Lopez was once homeless. As was genius and Apple mastermind, Steve Jobs. Before dying at age 56 in 2011, Steve Jobs recalled those harsh homeless times. At a commencement speech at Stanford University he gave the homeless a voice and a face: “I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.”
Gorgeous bombshell, movie Oscarwinner, and television producer, Halle Berry, was once homeless when she was first starting her career in Chicago. Such a wretched life can often break the heartiest of souls. It toughened Halle Berry. She would eventually be voted among “The Most beautiful Women in the World.” But, it took its toll. Berry would later confess, “It taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means – which were very meager.” TV talk show host, David Letterman, lived out of his 1973 Chevy pickup truck in Los Angeles. Comedian Jim Carrey was homeless and once lived out of a VW camper. Sylvester
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
The Man Who Flew Into History
An argument could be made that, other than Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and other military leaders, Army Air Corps Col. Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr., born Feb. 23, 1915, had more responsibility and pressure put upon him during World War II than any other single man. He commanded, trained an entire bomb group and personally piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
In 1942, Tibbets was chosen to fly Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark and Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gibraltar after flying 43 combat missions over Europe. Then he returned to the United States in February 1943 to help with the problem-ridden development of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber. In September 1944, he was appointed the commander of the 509th Composite Group, which a year later would conduct the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Why was Tibbets selected from the dozens of qualified pilots and command officers? Among the many reasons, at that time Tibbets was considered "the best flier in the Army Air Corps," according to historian Stephen Ambrose. The 509th Composite Group was a fully self-contained organization consisting of 1,800 men and 15 B-29s, with a high priority for unlimited military supplies. Tibbets was given a choice of three possible bases: he selected Wendover, Utah for its remoteness. In January 1945, Tibbets brought his wife and family along with him to Wendover. He felt that allowing married men to bring their families would improve morale, however, it put a strain on his own marriage. To explain all the highly-technical civilian engineers who were working on the Manhattan Project, he had to lie to his wife, telling her the engineers were "sanitary workers." At one point Tibbets discovered his wife had recruited a scientist to unplug a drain in their apartment.
Tibbets formally named his B-29 “Enola Gay” after his mother. The name had been personally selected by him while it was still on the assembly line at the Martin plant in Bellevue, Nebraska, just south of Omaha. Loaded with a 10,000-pound uranium bomb, the Enola Gay lifted off Tinian for Hiroshima, Japan, at 0245
(a.m.) on Aug. 6, 1945, with Tibbets at the controls. Tinian, located just north of Guam, is some 1,600 miles from Japan, taking six hours to reach Hiroshima. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy," was dropped over Hiroshima at 08:15 local time. After a second bomb (plutonium), called “Fat Man,” was dropped on Nagasaki two days later, Japan surrendered, thus ending World War II. Upon returning from the bombing run, Tibbets was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Spaatz. Back home, he was seen as a national hero. In a 1975 interview, Tibbets told a reporter: "I'm proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it and have it work as perfectly as it did ... I sleep clearly every night." He went on to say, "I knew when I got the assignment it was going to be an emotional thing. We had feelings, but we had to put them in the background. We knew it was going to kill people right and left. But my one driving interest was to do the best job I could so that we could end the killing as quickly as possible." A Hollywood film, “Above and Beyond” starring Robert Taylor was made in 1952 about Tibbets leadership to develop the 509th Bomb Group in Utah and on Tinian.
Tibbets was promoted to brigadier general in 1959. His grandson, Paul W. Tibbets IV, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989. Some 26 years later on June 5, 2015, the grandson assumed command of the 509th Bomb Wing as a brigadier general. The senior Tibbets died in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 2007, at the age of 92. His ashes were scattered over the English Channel, where he had flown across on bombing raids during the war.
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Stallone once spent three weeks sleeping at the Port Authority bus station, just to stay warm, fed, and alive. And comedian and TV host of “Family Feud,” Steve Harvey, also was among the homeless and had to live in his 1976 Ford Tempo for three long years, before his big break came.
Among Hollywood notables, there is nothing new about homelessness. Such plights go way back, even among the most illustrious members of the silver screen. Homelessness and hunger knows not discrimination. Silent film star, Charlie Chaplin, had to figure out how to make a living on the streets of London. And it still shocks many film buffs today to find out that Hollywood movie legend, Cary Grant, (perhaps Hollywood’s greatest-ever), once slept in alleys when he couldn’t find enough money to stay at a flop house when he was working on the military docks! I often give to the homeless which I spy here and there, as I drive about the Escondido area. Some with prosthetic limbs. Some veterans. I do not advocate others to emulate my actions. I am not a mind-reader, nor am I the infallible good judge of character.
I remember one day, which I shall long possess in my memory banks. It was a particularly hot, humid day outside. Triple digits in North County. I have my ice-cold air conditioner in
my car on. I am comfortable, cool, and contented. I had ventured far away from my usual Escondido digs.
My car cruises to a stop at a busy intersection. I see familiar faces from the ‘soup kitchen.’ Their plight is not a fabricated one. I’m familiar with their broken lives. And how they were abandoned in their younger years. Left orphaned. I see them once a week when they eat something hot and nourishing. They have temporary housing, so they are not living on the streets. I wave to them and honk my horn.
My car makes a slow U-turn and I cruise up and talk with them. Two girls 18 and 20 and their little brother, age 15. I hand them some money, talk a spell, laugh with them and tell them to be careful. My car starts up and I sit there thinking for a while. About life, and suffering and pain in the world. The scars that will never heal.
“Mom told us to wait right here. That was 10 years ago.”
Their images got smaller but I could still see them. Barely. Together. Smiling. Waving wildly to me. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I don’t know why I just thought of that. I just did. Somehow, it has a nice ring to it.
Editor’s Note: This is it! This is the 50th cover story that Friedrich Gomez has written for us. Always well researched and well written. Always with passion and its cousin, compassion. Lets’s work on the next 50 stories!
The author, Friederich Gomez
I thought of all these things as I sat, motionless, in my car that day. I glanced one last time in my rearview mirror and saw the three of them standing there. In the hot sun. The two sisters and their baby brother. They knew I was watching them. They were still smiling broadly and waving wildly. I slowly drove off in the comfort of my air-conditioned car and I could still see their images getting smaller and smaller in my mirror. I could barely make out their makeshift cardboard sign, in big black letters:
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Escondido, invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting at 6pm on August 9th, in the Turrentine Room. This month’s discussion will be about “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. In this book, what appears to be a simple request turns increasingly intricate as Baxter crafts ten interrelated stories around virtues (bravery, chastity, loyalty) and pits them against vices (lust, vanity, sloth), with each tale centered around this very sentence. Stories of love affairs, murders, betrayals, and explorations of all walks of life along the mighty Mississippi River make this an engaging read for every interest. Join the discussion and explore the question of how far one would go to satisfy someone’s deceptively harmless request. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on September 13th, with The Martian by Andy Weir. Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Library and are free to the public. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club, visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760.839.4836.
Vista Friends & Newcomers to Meet Are you new to North County and looking for like minded women for social activities? Then “Vista Friends & Newcomers” monthly coffee is the place to visit. Plan to attend on Thursday August 11th, 9:30am, at the Arcadia Place Retirement Home, 1080 Arcadia Place, Vista, for the monthly coffee meeting and hear about all the interesting activities we have each month. There will be coffee and snacks. Guest, Susan Beardon, of Mary Kay Cosmetics, will give a talk and demonstration on makeup for mature women. In addition, everyone will receive a complimentary “Satin Hands Treatment.” There will be drawings for prizes and an opportunity to purchase some Mary Kay products or schedule a private consultation with Susan if you wish. A short business meeting will follow. For additional informa-
Dinner and Movie Fundraiser to Benefit Carlsbad Fourth Graders - The annual Dinner and Movie fundraiser returns on Friday, August 12th, to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying LC Lane in Carlsbad. Guests will experience a taste of the Spanish countryside with an exclusive three course dinner of authentic Spanish food, hosted bar, and silent auction to support the Park’s signature fourth grade California History and Art Program, offered at no cost to all fourth grade students in Carlsbad. This year’s event is sponsored by Friends of Carrillo Ranch and Personal Touch Dining. The Friends will present a silent auction featuring theme park tickets and gifts from local merchants. The night’s festivities conclude with an outdoor screening of Blockade (1938) starring Leo Carrillo and Henry Fonda. Several unique dining options are available, including a private tapas reception with the Park’s curator. Dining tickets start at $60 each, and only 175 tickets are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance by August 5th. Tickets are available online, www.carlsbadconnect.org (Activity # 23158). For more information, call 760.476.1042 or visit www.leocarrilloranch.org. The park has uneven earthen and paved surfaces, including stairs and trails, and guests should wear appropriate shoes for the uneven terrain. For more information, call Charles Balteria at 760.476.1564, or Charles.email@example.com. Masquerade Casino Night - The North County Caucus of the San Diego County Democratic Party is having a Masquerade Casino Night, Saturday, August 13th, 6– 10pm. Enjoy a silent auction, casino gaming, prizes, food stations and entertainment in the California Center for the Arts and Sculpture Garden, Escondido, all for $100 a person. Get into the spirit by wearing your own masquerade mask. Dress is summer casual. Join North County Democratic candidates for Congress, county and state legislature, city councils, school boards, local offices, and turn North County blue. RSVP: 858.759.2620 or 858.442.6047.
full-time job, along with her parttime job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work
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Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch each day in the Men's Grill at the Golf Club, so eating out is not an option in the evening. I'm ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door.
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TITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018321 The name of the business: Victory Mor Apparel, located at 1204 N. Broadway, Apt G, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Victor H. Moran 1204 N. Broadway Apt G Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Victor H. Moran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/08/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04, and 8/11/2016
Escondido Senior Travel Service – The Senior Travel Service is a service of the Joslyn Senior Center Enterprises, Inc., at 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Phone 760.745.5414; hours 9am-12noon. The next travel meeting will be Monday, September 12, at 1pm. Travel office closed for vacation, July 24 to August 8. Upcoming trips planned are: Tuesday, August 16, Viejas Casino; cost $5/person. Tuesday, August 23, Aquarium of the Pacific, lunch at Bubba Gumps; cost $87/person. Thursday, September 1, Getty Center, Chinese Caves Special Exhibit – Wait List. Wednesday, September 21, Colorful Sounds of Broadway, “The 40’s Follies” and lunch; cost $88/person, includes performance; served lunch. Monday-Wednesday, September 26-28, Laughlin Luau at the Riverside Hotel; wait list only. Sunday, October 16, Big Bear Oktoberfest; enjoy the day in San Bernardino Mountains; motor coach lake tour; lunch at the Oktoberfest (including beer/wine), sing alongs, dance lessons, log sawing contest, yodeling contest and more. Depart at 8am; return approx.
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"The Good Ol' Summertime" is Theme of Luncheon Meeting - The theme for the August 15th San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon is "The Good Ol' Summertime". The meeting is from 11:30am-1:30pm at The Broken Yolk Café, 101 S. Los Posas Road, San Marcos. Cost is $18/inclusive. The speaker, John Reed from Orange knows how to have "Summer Fun in the Sun." He is a retired Santa Ana police officer and he will share how he chronicles "The Stage of Life." There will be a special magical summer treat with a special mystery guest "A Summer Blast." Entertainment will be some special "Summer Melodies" by Deborah Brown from Escondido, a delightful and humorous singer. Men are invited. Come meet special guests, see some magical tricks performed, and join in the fun. Bring a friend. The club has no membership or dues. Walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more info, visit www.stonecroft.org. Make reservations by August 11th by calling Donna at 760.432.0772 or Linda at 760.685.1588.
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She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed. Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell
6:30pm. Cost is $74/person. Activity level, easy to moderate. Thursday, October 27, Julian & “Oasis Camel Dairy” & Rongbranch lunch. Spend a day visiting the town of Julian; lunch at the Rongbranch Restaurant before visit to the camel dairy, America’s first and has been in operation over 20 years. On way home, stop at Dudley’s Bakery; be treated to a free loaf of homemade bread: Date Nut Raisin, Apple Walnut, Sourdough or Deli Onion. Cost is $83/person. Mid November TBA, Chula Vista Nature Preserve, lunch, downtown S.D. Library with guide. November 28-30, Laughlin Christmas Party; wait list only. Wednesday, December 14, San Diego Christmas Lights with tour guide; TBA.
Free Chipping Event in Escondido August 20 - In collaboration with the San Diego County Fire Safe Council, the Lake Hodges Fire Safe Council in Escondido is hosting its 7th annual FREE chipping day on Saturday, August 20, for Escondido residents from 8am until 1pm, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2255 Felicita Road, Escondido (92029). Arrive early enough that the material can be chipped before the event ends. Maximum limb diameter is 6 inches. Residents must haul their brush and tree trimmings to the site during event hours and assist in its removal from the vehicle for chipping. NO DUMP TRUCK-SIZED loads will be accepted, and any mechanically compacted loads will also be rejected. Material must be free of mud, rocks, roots, trash, construction wood or other non-vegetation debris and cannot be mechanically removed from the ground by tractors or other heavy machinery. No palm tree material, bamboo, succulents, poison oak, firewood logs, old, matted brush or tree stumps/roots. For a copy of the flyer, visit the new Facebook page (Lake Hodges Fire Safe Council) or email LakeHodgesFSC@gmail.com. Habitat Partners with Make-A-Wish to Help Local Teenager Give Back –
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her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points..
When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods... She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the front lawn. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man.. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Carol. I'm not saying that showing this much patience & consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other. EDITOR'S NOTE: Ron died suddenly on August 31 of a perforated rectum. The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver Golf Club jammed up his rear end,
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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.
Happy to Live in Escondido
Council Member, Represents District 3
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Seventeen-year-old Julia is an exceptional teenager with one wish – to give back to her community. Julia could have wished to go anywhere, meet anyone or have anything her heart desired, but chose to use her wish, granted by Make-A-Wish, to create a lasting, life-changing impact for local families through Habitat for Humanity. Julia is a senior at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos and plays on the varsity volleyball team where she was named MVP two years in a row. Last summer, she visited the Dominican Republic to build a medical clinic, and was immediately hooked on giving back. She had plans to make a similar trip again this year, but, in November, was diagnosed with cancer that keeps her close to home for treatment. Make-A-Wish and Habitat for Humanity came together to make this inspiring young girl's wish a reality. Habitat created a unique build experience for Julia's friends and family; they framed a Habitat home and built playhouses for children in need. When asked what moved her
I choose to live in a mid-sized city like Escondido because I like the balance of offerings available combined with manageable urban constraints – like traffic. I can get between any two points in town within ten to twenty minutes, even at peak commuting hours. We have a variety of residential and commercial districts with a nice blend of owner-operated shops to make this wish, Julia responded, "I just want to help as many people as possible."
Homes for Our Troops Gift Home to Injured Veteran – Recently, Marine Sergeant Toran Gaal, an Afghanistan War Veteran who lost both his legs and suffered brain injuries in combat, opened the front door of a new, mortgage-free, specially adapted home in Valley Center, CA. The home was given to Gaal and his family by Homes for our Troops (HFOT) and features a state-of-the-art solar power system by American Solar Direct. The new home will ease much of the pain Gaal still feels on a daily basis. While very active on his prosthetic legs, Gaal is most comfortable in his wheelchair by the end of each day. The home is designed with wide hallways, spacious rooms, reachable cabinetry and control panels, and an open kitchen where Gaal will be able to cook for his family and friends. The new home will make life easier for the Veteran. Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) national nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted,
and corporate stores. I love Escondido because it delivers on all of my “must-haves” and many extra niceties like farmer’s markets, arts events and community spirit.
When I travel, I constantly compare my home city to those I visit. Occasionally I spot an interesting idea that would fit well in Escondido and I bring those ideas back to share with residents and my council
mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, most of whom have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The homes provided restore some of the freedom and independence these Service Members sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, return to work, and continue their recovery. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its founding in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to program services for Veterans. HFOT has received a 4-Star charity rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) for five consecutive years. To learn more about HFOT, visit www.hfotusa.org.
Thanks to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Funded Research – When Isabel was a freshman in college she had a cold that lasted almost a month. She checked in with the university health center and was immediately sent to Boston Hospital where she was
colleagues and sometimes we actually implement those ideas. This week, I traveled from San Diego to San Francisco, stopping at interesting points along the way. I experienced a variety of weather conditions, terrains, densities and amenities like vibrant public spaces. I had fun, but I never once found a place I would like to move to. The truth is that I am (we all are) fortunate to live in Escondido.
diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). CML used to mean extended in-patient chemotherapy. But thanks in part to LLS-funded research, therapies have changed CML from a disease with a dire diagnosis to one controlled with a daily pill. After just five days in the hospital, Isabel was able to return to her dorm and college life with a daily dosage of Nilotinib, an advance that was supported by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Today, two and a half years later, Isabel is in remission. Please donate, and help LLS continue funding the research that’s saving lives. Make someday, today. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For more information and to see how your donations are invested wisely, visit the LLS website at www.LLS.org.
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dressed in street clothes. Is all of this bad? No, but it is different. Things are not the same.
Athena is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 7 year old, 50 pound, Siberian Husky.
Athena was found stray in Riverside county then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She needs an active family that will make sure she gets plenty of walks and hikes to use up her energy.
The $145 adoption fee for Athena includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.
Barbie, a 2-year-old Labrador mix, is looking for a patient family to love. Barbie previously lived on a large property with other dogs, but her owner decided she could no longer care for them. When she first entered our care, Barbie was very shy and fearful of new people, often cowering and shaking in her kennel. After working with her trainer with positive reinforcement, Barbie is feeling much more confident.
Her ideal home would be with a patient, loving family who can take their time getting to know Barbie. With a few extra treats and letting her approach when she’s ready, Barbie is a very sweet companion who is eager to please. If you can give Barbie the home she deserved, please visit her at San Diego Humane Society's Escondido Campus, 3450 E. Valley Parkway or call 760-8882247.
Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Changing Times
It has been said that, “you can’t go home again.” Recently I tried to do that by visiting my childhood home village in Michigan. But the village was not the same. Now, they have stores open on Sunday, alcohol is sold in a social club, houses are bigger and more costly, and the small farmers struggle to compete with the corporate monoliths. Even the church is not the same. No one wears a suit, not even the preacher. They don’t use hymnbooks, but project the words (often unfamiliar) on a screen. A band composed of drums, guitars, horns, and casually dressed performers are the choir. There is no pulpit, only a wandering preacher
Such is the world we live in today. Royalty marry commoners, blacks marry whites, Protestants marry Catholics, men marry men and women marry women. People change their sex. We use common restrooms. We wonder how it all started and where it will all end. Some fight the changes. Others condemn them. Biblical Scripture is quoted to prove that God hates these changes, while others use the same Scriptures to prove God condones them. Many question what is right or wrong. Does the Government or culture tell us how to live and what to believe? It reminds me of a song in the musical, Oklahoma, “What’s a Poor Girl to Do?” Is it the beginning of the end or are we just going through social and cultural changes? I find comfort in the theme of the Fourth of July, a reminder of our nation’s heritage, freedom of speech, religion, and the press. I have a God given right to believe and do as I am convicted, allowing “others” the same right. Just don’t try to take that away from me.
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
City adopts $69 million balanced budget
On June 14, the San Marcos City Council passed and adopted a $69.3 million general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, which began July 1. The general fund pays for important services such as fire protection, law enforcement, street and park maintenance, recreation services, land use planning and general administration. Overall, the city’s finances remain steady and the budget for the new fiscal year supports the policy to maintain cash reserves at a minimum of 40 percent of General Fund operating budgeted expenditures—a policy that your City Council has been dedicated to preserving.
Despite the mixed pace of economic recovery, the city has benefited from moderate revenue increases. Sales and property tax account for 50 percent of general fund revenues. Sales tax remains flat for this fiscal year and property tax growth is estimated at 5.5 percent. Overall, the city is projecting a 3.6% growth in revenue over the FY 2015-16 original budget. As national economic activity remains slow and fiscal challenges continue for all levels of government, San Marcos is positioned well and has maintained a conservative fiscal approach moving forward. To view the full budget document, visit www.san-marcos.net/finance.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 10 Oceanside Nonprofit Recipient of Grant - Oceanside nonprofit, MiraCosta College Foundation, received a $39,900 grant for their Machinist Technology Program from The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF). The goal of the program is to provide a proven career path to a living wage by adding a welding component to the already existing Machinist Technology Program, as requested by local businesses who expressed a critical need for trained welders. The current Machinist Technology Program is a structured, hands-on, 15-week training course for underserved/underemployed North County residents. Program retention rate is 98%; 94% of graduates are hired as machine operators by local manufacturers.
Carol Brady, Sunrise Vista Kiwanis, and Gunnery Sgt. Sid Zimman
Kiwanis Club Guest Speaker is WWII Marine – Gunnery Sgt. Sid Zimman, a WWII Marine Dive Bomber Gunner, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Sunrise Vista Kiwanis Club. He served from May 1942 to May 1946. Sid flew 40 missions as the rear seat gunner of the SBD Dive Bomber. He shared some of the innovations that made the planes successful, as well as the precision required to successfully
complete their mission. Gunnery Sgt. Zimman also had the privilege of flying back t see the World War II Memorial, as a guest of Honor Flight San Diego. A quote from his memoirs: “Once a Marine, always a Marine” is not just a cliché; it’s an indisputable fact. “Esprit de Corps” Flags were donated by Richard Dinse of Flag Keepers, also a retired Marine (www.flagkeepers.us).
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Donates $70K in Grants – The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, held its 9th Annual Grant Awards Celebration recently, providing six nonprofit organizations with a total of $70,000 in funding. The 2016 grants focused on programs that enhance local services and promote healthy lifestyles for Carlsbad families and residents.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Revving up the Classics in Vista
The 27th Annual Rod Run takes place this Sunday, August 7 from 9 am to 3 pm and it’s more than a car show. The event features over 300 classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles. Owners prepare for this day long in advance, some driving from other states just to showcase their vintage vehicle and to meet those who share the same passion for classic and hot rod cars, detailed to perfection. Without the owners, these cars would just be a memory. Some owners and their cars have been attending since the show’s inception! Car clubs and their
On another note, San Diego County has set up Cool Zone to help older adults and others keep cool during the hot season. The Vista Library has been designated as a site and provides air-conditioned. The library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am – 8 pm; Fridays-Saturdays from 9:30 – 5 pm; and Sundays, from Noon to 5 pm.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Oceanside Museum of Art Exhibitions Beginning on Light: The Art of Russell Forester August 20th, will run through February 5, 2017. the Oceanside As an architect, Forester was an Museum of Art artist; as a painter and sculptor, his will present architectural background permeates two exhibitions for art enthusiasts. his work. At the height of his Irving J Gill: A Comfortable Fit will successful career, Forester made the run through October 23, 2016 and decision to close his architectural presents a historical review of their practice to focus exclusively on museum facility which incorporates painting and sculpture. His body of a Gill-designed building constructed work is drawn, illuminated or in 1934. In 2008, the museum stitched with thread and opened a three-level modernist innumerable dots appear throughout expansion designed by all facets of his pieces. These internationally acclaimed architect, exhibitions are just two of the many Frederick Fisher. This exhibition wonderful events that take pace will present historic drawings, designs and materials that celebrate throughout the year at the Museum the architecture and design of Art. For information about these approaches of both architects. The exhibitions and upcoming events, second exhibition, Space, Structure, please visit oma-online.org or call 760-435-3720. year marks a significant milestone for the CCF as we now have granted more than $700,000 back to nonprofits serving the community and helped more than onethird of all Carlsbad residents,” highlighted Ray Pearson, Chair of the CCF. To become a member, visit the CCF site or contact Estela Mitrani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Member Hollyce Phillips (far left) and Grants Chair Catherine Magana (far right) present a grant award to Alisa Arkinzadeh, Shannon Stubblefield and Tamara Marthens with Museum of Making Music
The programs funded include: Basic Needs Program with Interfaith Community Services ($20,000); musicLIFE with Museum of Making Music ($20,000); Triple Play-Gardening with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad ($7,500); No More Breast Cancer/No Más Cáncer de Mama with Champions for Health ($7,500); Feeding Seniors in Carlsbad with Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. ($7,500); and Crisis Intervention with Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc. ($7,500). “This
families are returning year after year creating a tradition in the heart of Vista. Bring the family downtown for this classic car day and enjoy a street fair, kid’s carnival, and live music. Details are available at VVBA.org.
Vista Nonprofit Recipient of Grant - Vista nonprofit, Vista Community Clinic, received a $51,504 grant from The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) for their Training Low-Income Residents to Become Medical Assistants Program.
The goal of the program is to train students for career positions as Certified Medical Assistants, which will help address a shortage of trained medical assistants in North County by collaborating with the California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) School of Nursing to develop an affordable, certificated Medical Assistant Training Program via the CSUSM Extended Learning Department. The program will serve 60 lowincome, bilingual, unskilled workers referred by local social service agencies, as well as entry level administrative staff at area community clinics. Photo ID: (Lower left - L-R Shari Miller, Anne Speraw, Fernando Sanudo, Monica Nava, Tracy Johnson.
Free Movie in the Park, Friday, August 5th - The City of San Marcos will be presenting the movie, Inside Out, at Woodland Park, 671 Woodland Parkway on Friday, August 5. The movie will be presented on a large inflatable screen in high definition format.
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Cactus Jack’s New Fiddle
Last Sunday we drove up to Rainbow for breakfast at the Rainbow Oaks. As we neared Rainbow on Rice Canyon Road Nome began to fidget. “You took the back roads so you could stop by The Rainbow Computer Emporium and see Cactus Jack didn’t you,” she said, pointing an accusing finger at me.
I shot her a surprised look. “Why I hadn’t thought of it but that’s a great idea.” Nome looked disgusted. “I don’t understand your fascination with that drunken old reprobate, he reeks of tobacco and whiskey, never bathes, he’s rude, crude and profane, has no respect for women, cheats his customers and you can’t believe a word he says.” Nome was right of course. Jack is all those things and more, but to today’s domesticated males, Jack is a throwback to the
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with barely 5 inches of grip showing. His wife Carol Anne was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Ron, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.. 7 Reasons Not To Mess With Children
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.
The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'
The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'. ••••• A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
days when men were men. A wild mustang free as the air and not a care in the world. It is hard not to be just a little envious. Nome continued but her voice trailed off as we turned into Jack’s parking lot. There were over twenty cars on the gravel and a half dozen more on the grass. Jack was rocking on the porch. “I’m not getting out of the car” grumped Nome, arms folded tight “hurry up, I’m hungry.” Jack squinted wordlessly as I climbed the porch steps and took the rocker next to his. “Howdy flatlander” he said with a tobacco stained grin. He took a swig on his Jack Daniels bottle and passed it over; I honored his hospitality with a two swallow tug and passed it back remembering that real men never wipe the mouthpiece when sharing.
“Got a lot of cars in your lot today, whose taking care of the customers inside?” I asked. Jack grinned “Them ain’t customers, them's employees. Welcome to PARTNERSFERPROFIT.COM.” Jack waved his hand toward a maze of phone lines drooping from the road to the top of his store. “We done just passed FARMERSONLY.COM as the third biggest matchmaking site on the Internet. Jack pointed through the window into his store where rows of men and women babbled into headsets in the bluish glow of computer screens. “I done cleared out all my computer inventory and chucked em the barn. Don’t reckon I’ll ever need it agin.” I stared through the window at
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'
The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.' Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.' ••••• A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'honor' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill.' ••••• One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, 'Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?'
Her mother replied, 'Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.'
The little girl thought about this rev-
the frenzied activity. “Who are you matching up?” I asked. Jack hooted, “The hottest thing goin, same sex marriages.” I stared at Jack in disbelief, “I had you figured for a homophobe Jack, and now you’re arranging gay and lesbian weddings?
“What?” said Jack, “are you crazy. I don’t care nothing bout them homos. They get hitched for love, sex and stuff like that. Our couples marry for money; it pays better and lasts longer.” Jack laughed at my puzzled expression, took another swig out of the bottle, wiped his mouth on his sleeve and passed it over to me. He scooted his chair to face me and said “Charlie and George is a perfect example of how it works.”
“Charlie was an 85 year old widower with prostate cancer and a year to live. He worked in construction all his life, his Social Security was two thousand dollars a month. Charlie had a few things on his “bucket list” but with no savins he couldn’t do em. George never could keep a wife or a job. He got $250 a month Social Security when he turned 62 and his kids figured they’d have kick in at least a thousand dollars a month to support him for the rest of his natural life. It could cost em $240,000 over the next 20 years.” “OK,” I said “they both got a problem. How are you going to fix it?” Jack put his hand on my shoulder. “Last year ole President Buttcrack Obummer done fixed it for them and me both. He told
elation for a while and then said, 'Mummy, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?' ••••• The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. 'Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.' A small voice at the back of the room rang out, 'And there's the teacher, she's dead.' ••••• A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, 'Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.' 'Yes,' the class said.
'Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?' A little fellow shouted, 'Cause your feet ain't empty.' ••••• The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: 'Take only ONE . God is watching.'
them Social Security folks to start treatin same sex marriages just like all the normal marriages. Now I match em up and get rich in the bargain.”
Jack continued his explanation. “Social Security survivor’s benefits allow the surviving spouse to keep their own benefit plus one half of the deceased spouse benefit. We married Charlie and George over the Internet last year.”
“I can see how that would be great for George but why would Charlie do it.” I asked? “Money.” said Jack “George’s family was happy to pay $50,000 up front to guarantee that they would not have to support him for the rest of his natural days. Half went to Charlie and half went to PARNERSFERPROFIT. George got a lifetime guaranteed income, Charlie got the money for his bucket list and we got $25,000 fer doin a good deed.
An employee handed Jack a stack of papers. “Wedding licenses” Jack belched, “I witness every one of em and it gits me an extra $25 fer every weddin.”
“That’s an amazing story Jack. Did everything work out for Charlie and George” I asked. “Better’n anyone imagined” grinned Jack. “Turned out that the last thing on Charlie’s bucket list was skydiving. He never even opened his chute and went clean through the roof of a chicken house. They say he was laughin all the way to the ground.”
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the apples.' •••••
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“Headshine” Free Concert in the Park The City of San Marcos will be presenting a free concert with “Headshine,” an acoustic Cali rock band, at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, on Thursday, August 11th, at 6:30pm. Gates open at 6pm. The four piece band from Huntington Beach belts out a series of classic Jamaican-based jams, as well as a few originals. They describe their music as “acoustic reggae rock with a slight bit of alternative-rock influence, but we’re not doing Nirvana-rock—it’s a flavor of all of that. So it’s kind of like so-cal vibes with some acoustic reggae rock thing going on.” Enjoy an evening of music at this beautiful outdoor venue located in the gardens of an old Victorian house. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. No glass allowed. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free. For presale tickets or further information, call 760.744.9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.
U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa to Speak at NCRC - On Monday, August 15th, the North County Republican Coalition (NCRC) will welcome as the keynote speaker, U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa, who represents the people of California’s 49th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, a seat he has held since 2001. The 49th District includes Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine Corps training facility in the United States, and the northern portions of San Diego County and southern Orange County. Congressman Issa will address current national issues, his congressional agenda, Election 2016, including his re-election campaign, and questions from the audience. As a senior in high school, Issa enlisted in the United States Army. Through his Army service, he received an ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in business. He was commissioned as an Army officer, and ultimately obtained the rank of captain. He completed his active-duty military service in 1980 and turned his interests to the private sector where he founded and built an electronics company that was highly successful. When he stepped down as CEO
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Aloha Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center - The City of Carlsbad will host a new event this summer at Alga Norte Aquatic Center; the Aloha Plunge will be held on August 20. Enjoy fun, islandthemed pool games and activities, and as the sun goes down finish the night off with a special presentation of the Disney movie, Tarzan (rated G), on the giant outdoor movie screen. The event begins at 5pm and movie begins at dusk. Tickets are $10/person and kids ages 3 and under are free. Register online and pick up wristbands at the event, or register in person at Alga Norte Aquatic Center and get your wristbands immediately (no replacements for lost or forgotten wristbands). Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill open during the event. Menu includes grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream, and other tasty treats. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Alga Norte Aquatic Center is located at 6565 Alicante Road and is open seven days a week. Daily entrance to the pool is $5/adult, $3/child 760.268.4777. Municipal Gallery at EAP, August Events – The Escondido Arts Partnership is celebrating the new this summer. Niki de Saint Phalle’s Altar O.A.S. is on loan to the Municipal Gallery from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. In August the exhibitions tell stories. "Local Color" sponsored by the Escondido Rotary tells the story of American Veterans. "David Bowie Cave of Wonder" curated by Wendy Wilson, tells stories of David Bowie through audio and
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017586 The name of the business: Blisslights LLC, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd, Ste 308, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Blisslights LLC 100 E. San Marcos Blvd. Ste 308 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company First day of business was 4/08/16. /s/Ravi Bhagavatula This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/29/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019570 The name of the business: Swag-it, located at 1219 E. Barham Dr. #168, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Karen Hoy 1219 E. Barham Dr. #168 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Karen Hoy This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/21/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019655 The name of the business: Pacific Landscape Studio, located at 2523 Antlers Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Howard Pierce 2523 Antlers Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Howard Pierce This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/22/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019472 The name of the business: Flexpac International, located at 701 Palomar Airport Road Suite 300, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: The Merino Group. LLC 1490 Sandbar Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 7/20/2016. /s/George Merino, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018085 The name of the business: Ocean Health Spa, located at 174 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Zhi Gang, Zhang 3618 Barnes Ave. #11 Baldwin Park, CA. 91706 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Zhi Gang Zhang This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019575 The name of the business: Ivy Spa, located at 1248 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Waguih Asaad 140 E. El Norte Pkwy #68 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Waguih Asaad, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/21/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018205 The name of the business: Merino Luxury Motorcars, Merino Auto Group, located at 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Suite 300, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: The Merino Group LLC 1490 Sandbar Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 7/7/16. /s/George Merino, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018261 The name of the business: Wasser Art Gallery, Wasser Art Editions, located at 1217 Columbus Way, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Isidro Trevino 1217 Columbus Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/8/16. /s/Isidro Trevino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/08 /2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019330 The name of the business: K&B HOA Services, located at 641 Sumner Way, Unit 1, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Kip Benson 641 Sumner Way, Unit 1 Oceanside, Ca. 92058 Brigitte Fernandez 1320 N Hacienda Road La Habra, Ca. 90631 This business is conducted by co-partners. First day of business n/a. /s/Brigitte Fernandez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/19/2016 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18//2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020127 The name of the business: Enviro-Master, Enviro-Master San Diego County, located at 5713 Norfolk Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035. This business is registered by: Condios Enterprises, Inc. 5713 Norfolk Lane Frisco, Texas 75035 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/Adam Scattini, President, Condios Enterprises, Inc. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/28/2016 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 and 8.25//2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018460 The name of the business: Henry’s Auto Paint & Body, located at 2534 S. Santa Fe, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Henry Perez 851 Postal Way G Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/1/16. /s/Henry Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018386 The name of the business: Sun Horse Scientific, located at 3798 Manchester Ave., Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Justin S. Marronek & Daniel Moriarty 3798 Manchester Ave. Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Justin S. Marronek
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019079 The name of the business: OptumCare Accountable Care, Southern California, located at 145 Thunder Drive, 1st Floor, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Monarch Health Plan, Inc. 11 Technology Drive MS02 Irvine, CA. 92618 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 4/26/2006. /s/Nancy Boerner, M.D., Chief Executive Officer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/18/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, and 8/18/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018565 The name of the business: Women’s Mobile Clinic, located at 277 S. Santa Fe Rd, Suite S, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Birth Chice of San Marcos 277 S. Santa Fe Rd., Suite S San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/Carl Raymond Van Pletsen, COO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018950 The name of the business: Chara Therapeutic Services, located at 1582 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 105, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Chara Matsuo Ward 1657 Andorre Gln. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Chara Matsuo Ward This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/14/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019447 The name of the business: Tuesday Night Treasures, located at 724 Granada Drive, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Victor A. Malafronte 724 Granada Drive Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Victor A. Malafronte This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT R2016-08686 The name of the business: Hempress, Ancient Spa, My Live Studio Mix, Live Concert Mix, Live Music Mix, Cloud Satellite, Live Studio Mix, located at 78078 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, Ca.92211.. This business is registered by: Lynette-Susanne 277 Quail Lane Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/10/2015. /s/Lynette-Suzanne This statement was filed with Peter Aldana, Riverside County Clerk, Riverside County on 7/06/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019844 The name of the business: Neolaia Publishing, located at 452 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Apt. F, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Medora Reno 452 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Apt F San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Medora Reno This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/25/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #2016-018055 The name of the business: Cardiff Marketing Services, located at 2436 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA. 92007. This business is registered by: Paul Stephen Hollohan 2436 Manchester Ave. Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2016. /s/Paul Stephen Hollohan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/06/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018109 The name of the business: Funds4Tech, located at 1365 Dolomite Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Russell J. Stover 1365 Dolomite Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /sRussell J. Stover This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018564 The name of the business: Chilango’s Produce, located at 2244 S. Santa Fe Ave., #2, Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Victor M. Francisco 2244 S. Santa Fe Ave. #2 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/01/16. /s/Victor H. Francisco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/12/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017807 The name of the business: SoCol Estate Sale Services, located at 2064 Ridgeline Ave., Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Volha Kirilenko 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr. San Diego, CA. 92128 Inna Nicole Johnson Loos 2064 Ridgeline Ave., Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 10/27/2015. /s/Inna N. Johnson Loos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/01/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018100 The name of the business: ABCO Fasteners, located at 2371 La Mirada Drive, Vista, Cal. 92081. This business is registered by: Intuitive Racing, Inc., 2371 La Mirada Drive Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 4/22/16. /s/Theresa Urman, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018760 The name of the business: Wieme Design/Build, located at 325 W. Third Ave., Ste 204, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Cal Condo Developers, Inc. 325 W. Third Ave. Ste 204 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 7/22/02. /s/Norman C. Wieme, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/14/2016 7/21, 7/28, 8/04 & 8/11/2016
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visual art. In the Expression Galleries "5 Different Strokes," a group exhibition, features the art of Doris Bertch, Jo-Lind Eckstein, Janet Perkin, Kathryn Peterson, and Ann Westbrook. In the Innerspace Gallery the PhotoArts Group shows photos of "Old Things" that are a story too. Attend the Opening Recepitons during Second Saturday Artwalk, this month on August 13, from 5:30pm-8pm. As always all the exhibitions are free.
Two North County Organizations are Recipients of Grants – The San Diego Women’s Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded a total of $184,000 to five nonprofit organizations at their annual Grants Celebration recently. Two of those recipients were North County organizations; Vista Community Clinic for Training Low-Income Residents to Become Medical Assistants, and MiraCosta College Foundation for their Machinist Technology Program. This year grants focused on Developing Employment Readiness. Grant recipients will use the money for programs that provide career-specific education, training or work experiences that increase access to San Diego County’s labor market and the prospect of long-term financial self-sufficiency.
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Regulations for Free/Reduced Price Meals in Escondido Schools
The Escondido Union School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and the district office has a copy of the policy and it can be reviewed by any interested party on request.
Copies of the application are available at the school office or you may apply online at www.eusdhealthykids.org. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit to the school for processing. You may apply at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will e used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials. Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the Income Eligibility Guidelines, which will be used to determine eligibility for meal benefits. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Escondido Union School District will notify the household of their children’s eligibility for free meals if any household member receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits. Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is categorized as foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or in an eligible prekindergarten class. An application is not required if a household receives the eligibility notice from school officials. Households should contact the school immediately regarding any child in the household not included on the eligibility notice . The household must notify school officials if the choose to decline meal
Households that did not receive the eligibility notice from school officials and would like to apply for meal benefits must submit a complete application for Escondido Union School District to determine a child’s eligibility. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible if the household income falls at or below the specified levels. For up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the previous school year will continue within the same school/agency. When the carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility. For an application and additional details about the Income Eligibility Guidelines, contact the school office that your child/children attends, or online at www.eusdhealthykids.org.
Ordinance No. 2016-1428 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, Amending Chapter 5.04 (Uniform Licensing Procedures), adding Chapter 5.55 (Tobacco Retail License) and Amending Chapter 10.10 (Youth Access to Smoking Materials) of the San Marcos Municipal Code to establish a tobacco retail license and prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors. Ordinance No. 2016-1428 was introduced on July 12, 2016, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on July 26, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/4/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017689 The name of the business: 5 Star Aquariums, located at 4804 Baroque Terrace, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Shane Martin 4804 Baroque Terrace Oceanside, Ca. 920-57 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/1/2015 /s/Shane Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/30/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017808 The name of the business: VVS Antiques & Collectibles, located at 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is registered by: Volha Kirilenko 16726 Bernardo Oaks Dr. San Diego, CA. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2016. /s/Volha Kirilenko This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/01/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018337 The name of the business: Mommy’s Organics, located at 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is registered by: Eartha Genece 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/20/2011 /s/Eartha Genece This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/11/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019414 The name of the business: Bell Blueprint Company, Bell Blue Reprographics, located at 3740 Oceanic Way, #305, Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is registered by: James Moore 1469 Calle Redonda Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 Paul Moore 947 Brenna Hills Place Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 1/1/2000 /s/James Moore, Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/20/2016 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 & 8/18/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019868 The name of the business: Learner’s Pursuit, located at 321 S. Rancho Santa Fe, Ste 202, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Reeve Yeh and Ann Yeung 840 Via La Venta San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Reeve Yeh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/26/2016 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017895 The name of the business: Gardens by the Sea Nursery, located at 1500 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA. 92024. This business is registered by: Mike Hirsch 820 H South Rancho Santa Fe Rd San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/16. /s/Mike Hirsch This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/05/2016 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2016
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, August 15, 2016. Project No: P15-0081 (CUP 16-002) Applicant: Urban Villages San Marcos, LLC & Block C, LLC Request: Approval of a Conditional Use Permit to construct a 61,876 square foot office building consisting of a 41,368 square foot vocational school on the 1st and 2nd floor and 20,508 square feet of general office space on the 3rd floor at the southeast corner of Carmel Street and future Campus Way (APN 220-20211-00). The applicant is also requesting to add 57,673 square feet (176 parking spaces) to an existing parking structure located on the southerly adjacent property (APN 220-202-10-00) to serve the proposed vocational school & office building and other projects in the University District Specific Plan Area. Environmental Determination: The project is within the scope of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the University District Specific Plan and 2014 Addendum to the FEIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2008101083) for the University District Specific Plan pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: Two (2) adjacent parcels located at the southeast corner of Carmel Street and future Campus Way (Assessor's Parcel Numbers: 220-202-1000 & 220-202-11-00), more particularly described as Lots 4 and 5 of Final Subdivision Map No. 15997 Recorded October 16, 2014, all in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on August 25, 2016). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Council will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or email@example.com. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/4/16.
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Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
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• work performed in the
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• the soul, created at the
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ious or afraid of dental work, Dr. Hurt, D.D.S, is licensed in oral sedation, where a pill is taken to help the patient relax and fall into a nice semi-sleep state. This allows the doctor to do several restorations in one visit and the patient is not aware of the procedures being done on them. Dr. Hurt is also qualified in Implant restoration with single or multiple crowns and bridge restoration, as well as with implants for dentures.
For patients with breathing difficulties and jaw joint pains, Dr. Shepard, D.D.S, is trained specifically under United States Dental Institute (USDI) for Orthodontics and Dental Orthopedics. She can help patients open up their airway, alleviate TMJ and alignment of teeth, which will improve a patients overall breathing, health and jaw pains. Call us today and come in for a free consultation, second opinion or just a tour of our office. You will be
happy to meet our great team who has been with us for over 10 years. Our office is almost all inclusive, where a majority of your treatment will be done in our office, instead of being sent all over town. Dr. Hurt and Dr. Shepard have been providing for the San Marcos community for more than 30 years, experiences that you can trust! Contact us at San Marcos Dental Center (760) 734-4311 www.SanMarcosDentalCe nter.com
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