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August 5, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 31

By Friedrich Gomez

DEDICATION: This true cover story is dedicated to Mr. Bruce Krider, CEO and co-founder (along with publisher Lyle e. Davis of The Paper) of the non-profit Puppy Coalition Program (established in 2012) here in North San Diego County. Mr. Krider has devoted many years and staggering sums of his own personal money to identify shelter dogs to save, retrieve them, provide needed veterinary care, and to adopt them to proper homes. Mr. Krider’s charity work, huge The Paper - 760.747.7119

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personal financial sacrifices, and animal welfare legislation, is a breath-taking example of unselfish love, and hope for abandoned dogs. OUR TRUE STORY BEGINS. It was an unusually bitter and cold October night in Albany, New York. A most unforgiving night with a chill factor suddenly made worse with rain now pouring down in sheets. The year is 1888 and the blustering winds made the evening unfit for either man or beast, yet, huddled in an alleyway sat a stray Border terrier, cold, hungry, and

completely forsaken. Only months old, the small abandoned puppy slowly stood erect, back hunched against the brutal elements, weakened from lack of nourishment, and totally confused and not knowing where to go next. Instincts made him move onward, like a vagabond, without reason or rhyme, other than to roam his environs as he often did, in search of shelter, food, and perhaps companionship – none of which he possessed.

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The small terrier’s frame zigzagged as the wind and freezing rain propelled him, erratically. He moaned in pain, and occasionally yelped out loud. Miraculously, the pup saw a doorway, partially left open and instinctively moved in that direction. It was the back door to the Albany Post Office that someone had forgotten to secure. That human error was the Border terrier’s good fortune as the lone pup slowly walked inside the dark interior; the smell of canvas mail bags came quickly to his keen sense of smell.


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Though still weak from hunger, and frightened at his strange surroundings, he was too tired to resist the warm shelter, a rare, warm welcomed respite from the punishing elements outside.

Wagging his small tail, and content to just be safe and warm, the young puppy seemed to love the smell of the mountains of mail bags all about him. The mail bags were too much to resist as his tiny frame crawled atop them and he found himself the perfect bed to lay his small, weary head. But first, he circled twice, as he would throughout his lifetime, and laid his frail form down. His malnourished body was so thin that his ribs protruded outwardly, covered only in skin and fur. There, upon the postal carrier mail bags, the young orphaned puppy slept, perhaps dreaming of the family that had left him behind. Sleep now overcame his exhausted body, erasing the memory of family and the pain of rejection which he, most likely, would never understand. There, upon the mail bags that comforted him -- and which would later define his life -- he fell to deep slumber, his serene sleep interrupted only by an occasional twitching of the limbs and wistful whimpering – as if remembering sunnier days, running and frolicking with the humans he had grown to deeply

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

Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of ampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, “Son, how old are you?” “Eight,” the boy replied.

The man continued, “Do you know what these are used for?” The boy replied, “Not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They’re for him. He’s my brother. He’s four.”

“Oh, really” said the pharmacies with a grin.

“Yes,,” the boy said. “We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can’d do none of those. BREAKING NEWS!

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love. The very humans that would later abandon him. There, the orphan puppy slept through the torrential night, content with his meager surroundings.

FINDING A NEW HOME. With the morning sunlight came the postal employees to start their work day. A postal worker named Owen saw the Border terrier first, still asleep atop the mail bags. A doglover most his life, Owen felt instant sympathy and love toward the unexpected intruder and showed great compassion by petting, then softly talking, then cradling the trembling animal in his arms. In no time, all the postal workers fell in love with the stray puppy. He was fed, watered and, perhaps most importantly, showered with unrestrained love and companionship. After a week without being claimed, all the postal workers adopted him. From that moment on, he had a new home with new family about him.

BREAKING THE RULES. The Albany Post Office was, nonetheless, a professional workplace and it took little time for the postal supervisor to inquire about the orphan terrier that his employees were secretly keeping in the back room. The moment of truth had

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The Seven Dwarfs have been told they can only gather in groups of sixe.

One of them is not Happy! •••• When I got to my hotel room I called the desk clerk. I gotta leak in my sink.

He said. ."Go ahead". •••• My mother always used to scream at me 'cause every night I'd wet the bed. From the hallway. •••• My parents were so mean. Once I fell out of a two story building. My parents had the doctor put a paper plate in my head. •••• They knew I didn't have any friends and they'd rub it in. One Christmas they bought me a single walkie talkie. •••• I went to a kinky party once. I met this one girl who wanted to make love 14 times in one night. No problem. I have lots of friends. •••• Women! Did you ever notice how when a woman breaks up with a guy, she'll always leave the door open for possibly getting back together? Like when my girlfriend left me, she said, "I wouldn't go out with you again if you were the last man on earth".... Notice how she cleverly left out all of the other planets?? She may hang up on me when I call. . . . .but SHE STILL ANSWERS THE PHONE.

They tell me Mrs. Simpson was a small, soft spoken 90-pound woman without family. And that’s how this story begins.

The lonely elderly woman was watering her plants one afternoon when she had her big accident. She slipped and fell off her porch. Hers wasn’t a tall porch, thankfully. But at her age, it didn’t have to be. The injury was severe. She was 86. You fall off your porch at 86, they start throwing around terms like “celebration of life.”

When Mrs. Simpson awoke, she was in the hospital, eyes blinking. She saw medical people standing over her, smiling. Mrs. Simpson’s first hoarse words were: “Will someone please…?”

Everyone gathered around for the rest. LOST DOG

3 Legs. Blind in Left Eye. Missing Right Ear. Tail Broken. Recently castrated. . . . Answers to the name of "Lucky" •••• Well, I lost my job at the bank today.

A woman asked me to check her balance so I pushed her over. •••• I could be a morning person.

If morning happened around noon. •••• I just watched my dog chase his tail for about five minutes. I thought to myself, “wow! Dogs are so easily enertained.” And then I realized I had been watching a dog chase his tail for five minutes. •••• If we concentrated on the really important things there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. •••• Steven Wright, the comic, sees things differently than most of us. Here are some of his observtions: 1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.

3 - Half the people you know are below average. 4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

“…Please feed my cats?”

This made the doctors laugh. They all exchanged looks and said, “Isn’t there someone in your family who can do that for you?” “Got no family.”

“How about friends?” She shook her head.

“Well, You aren’t leaving the hospital, Mrs. Simpson. Not after all the bones you’ve broken.” “…And I can’t remember if I left the oven on.”

“Try to calm down, Mrs. Simpson.”

“…I need my toothbrush, and the trash goes out tomorrow morning”

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5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot. 6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain. 9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.

10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. 11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ... But she left me before we met. 12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?

13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. 15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. 17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

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Social Butterfly

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in the local press and see him on local TV sounding the alarm regarding new and innovative tax schemes and unusual and suspect ways to waste the taxpayer's money.

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

thesocialbutterfly@cox.net

C OGG Meeting to Feature Richard Ryder as Speaker - At the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG) meeting on Tuesday, August 10th, Richard Rider will be the speaker.

He is known to be t h e most knowledgea b l e and the fiercest o f Richard Ryder fighters against tax increases, much to the annoyance and disappointment of many in government. He champions Prop 13 which is again under attack. You may read his editorials

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arrived, and the supervisor wanted answers.

The postal workers all corroborated that the puppy was initially accepted by employee, Owen, but in essence – they had all adopted him. The postal workers told the supervisor that the dog’s name was Owney, named after their co-worker, Owen, who was the first to see the young terrier. To the supervisor, they further explained that Owney now belonged to all the postal workers, equally, and they begged that the dog be allowed to remain – unnoticed and unseen by public visitors to the post office building. The supervisor was all-business and the arrangement was highly irregular, to say the least. But, there was something strange and indefinable about Owney’s likability and demeanor and the supervisor wished to get a closer look. That’s all it took.

Owney’s wagging tail and chipper disposition – not to mention – darling cute looks was just, well, too much of an unfair advantage that the pup held, so the supervisor shocked everyone by scooping up the little canine orphan and cuddled him for a precious few moments. He seemed to weigh practically nothing in his arms.

Mr. Ryder's Biography is very extensive and includes a B.A. in Economics; Vietnam Veteran; retired Stock Broker and Financial Planner; numerous political activities; and Affiliations include Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters; National Taxpayers Union; Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; and the Republican Party.

The meeting opens at 11:30am at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Blvd., Rancho Bernardo, with lunch from 12:00 to 12:30pm. Cost is $35 for lunch and in-person with Mr. Rider. Registration prior to August 6th will ensure your meal choice and seating. Registration can be done at the website at COGGrb.org, by phone to Blair Lawson at 858.217.6996, or emailblair@coggrb.com. If you cannot attend in person, Zoom attendance is also available. Please join us on August 10th for what will be an entertaining and very informative luncheon meeting.

North County Job Fair Presented by Escondido Chamber - You are invited to join in on Thursday, August 26th from 9am to 2pm, as the Escondido Chamber hosts the 4th in-person Job Fair at the Chamber of Commerce Office, 720 North Broadway, Escondido. It is free to attend. It is clear that many

The 11th hour had come and the decision was most unexpected. The stern supervisor knew the rules and he rose to his level of responsibility because he abided by postal regulations, strictly by the book. And no exceptions would be tolerated. Because it would send the wrong message to subordinates. One last time, the supervisor stared at the young puppy and this time, they locked eyes and the boss broke away his stare and solemnly said they could keep the ‘mutt’ after all. Even though it was against postal regulations.

From that moment on, Owney lived at the Albany Post Office – unofficially, of course.

AN AMAZING LEGACY BEGINS. Owney not only became attached to the smell of canvas mail bags but also to the blue, woolen uniforms which the postal workers wore. He became so attached to the smell and comfort of mail bags that, eventually, when they were moved – Owney went with them. His visibility and name soon spread and he was now transported for fun rides on the horse-drawn delivery wagons along with the mail bags which he, instinctively, seemed to know had saved his wretched life that one cold and rainy October night. Owney’s loyalty and association to mail bags would never cease throughout his life. According to the Albany City histo-

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businesses are struggling to hire staff. This event will take place in the Chamber parking lot with socially distanced booths/tents, and food provided for attendees. Also on hand will be Mahalo Shave Ice Company offering tasty, refreshing treats for purchase. Come to meet dozens of employers, looking to fill hundreds of positions, and learn about various businesses and industries. There will be raffles a well for people in attendance so you can win gift cards and more by just showing up and participating. This Job Fair is brought to you by the Chamber ad CSL Staffing. register by contacting the Escondido Chamber at the office or by calling them at 760.745.2125. Here is a list of some of the Job Positions that are open NOW: Administrators, Customer Service Reps, Insurance Specialists, Accountants, Warehouse/shipping & receiving; Freight & packing associates, Production/Assembly, Machine Operators, Fabrication/Installation, Tool Maker, Wine Specialist, Delivery drivers, Print Set Tech, Sanitation/Janitorial, and more.

What's Up Downtown Oceanside - The following events are put on by MainStreet Oceanside at 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 92054. For additional information contact them at 760.754.4512; or the website at www.mainstreetoceanside.com. First Friday Art Walk: August 6 and rian, back in 1888 the train tracks were designed to run adjacent to the post office buildings so that the incoming-and-outgoing bags of mail could be conveniently loaded and unloaded directly to and from the train. Trains back in that early era were known to have frequent accidents. In one particular year there were over 400 train wrecks, such as derailments, collisions, and even an occasional explosion. Considered good luck by all postal personnel, especially the railway post office, Owney soon began riding more frequently on railway trains that carried bags of mail. He was treated as royalty and postal railway clerks swore that he was a “good luck charm,” claiming that no train he ever rode on was ever involved in any accident. He was fed, pampered, and at every railway stop he rode to, his legacy grew to almost mythical proportions to where he was eventually viewed as a bona fide celebrity.

Throughout all his traveling, he remained a faithful guardian of railway mail and would not allow anyone to touch the bags – except mail clerks. On one occasion, when the Albany postal clerks noticed a missing mail bag, they quickly found it – with Owney perched on top, seemingly guarding it. When a postal worker – who was out of uni-

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every first Friday, Artist Alley Oceanside. Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of Downtown Oceanside next Friday. From 5-9pm, enjoy arts, jewelry, pottery, crafts, live music and more from local artists. This free, familyfriendly event is produced by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts in support of arts-related activities in Oceanside.

Friday Art Walk: Music at the Museum with Whitney Shay: August 6, Oceanside Museum of Art. Explore the exhibitions for free starting at 5pm next Friday and stay for the free concert with the electric energy and soulful style of four-time San Diego Music Award winner Whitney Shay. The music starts and cash bar opens at 6:30pm. VIP tagles of four are also available for $50. Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival: August 7-8, Oceanside Pier. This is the 36th Annual Surf Contest and Beach Festival. This two-day competition is back, and will be held just south of the Pier; this free and familyfriendly event welcomes surfers and non-surfers of all ages to enjoy world-class surfing as well as a variety of fun activities and entertainment.

Art That Excites: Don't miss your chance to be part of Downtown Oceanside's next public art mural.

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So a few nurses got together to send someone to the woman’s house to do these things. They watered the plants, checked the oven, packed her a overnight bag, and someone even took care of the old woman’s cats. After a few days, Mrs. Simpson had been transferred to a rehab, where she had all her belongings, including her prodigious collection of paperback romance novels, her big balls of yarn and her knitting needles. Over the next months, Mrs. Simpson became the darling of the rehab facility and the favorite patient of many staffers. This easygoing 90-pound woman without family.

Often she could be seen sitting upright in bed, working on a garterstitch pattern, peering over her reading glasses at her visitors. She had many visitors. A dozen or more each day. They were all people who worked at the rehab. Many of the old woman’s callers could be seen baring their souls to Mrs. Simpson, while the old woman gently looped yarn around her needles and listened. “The staff just fell in love with her,”

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Local News

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MASSEUSE ARRESTED AT ESCONDIDO MASSAGE PARLOR

On July 20, 2021, two adult female victims reported being sexually assaulted during a massage at Mayflower Spa located at 2421 E. Valley Parkway. The suspect was described as an Asian male adult. Escondido Police detectives conducted an investigation of the business and followed up on the reported cases. Detective Udvarheyli arrested Hengwei Chi, date of birth 10/6/73, for Sexual Battery. Chi was booked into Vista Detention Facility.

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(@EscondidoPolice). Text EscondidoPD to 888777 for community alerts from Nixle. To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. Palomar Medical Center Escondido Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News Hospital also named High Performing in six procedure areas

U.S. News and World Report named Palomar Medical Center Escondido to its “Best Regional Hospitals” list today and revealed the medical center had achieved a “High Performing” ranking in six procedure areas. Sexual Assault Suspect Hengwei Chi

If you or someone you know has been a victim at this establishment, Detective Jeff Udvarhelyi’s can be contacted directly at 760-839-4462. Please follow the police department at Facebook via www.facebook.com/EscondidoPoli ce and Twitter and Instagram

“Our physicians, nurses, technicians and other support staff have continued to shine despite many of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19,” said Palomar Health Chief Operations Officer Sheila Brown, “and they are proud to provide top quality care for our community.” The six areas of procedures or conditions meeting the high-performing standard include: Hip replacement

time.

The artist performed for 90 minutes solid; from 8pm showtime to 9:30 ending.

Man About Town Fun Time

Good friends and longest continuous advertisers with The Paper, Paul and Nome Van Middlesworth, owners of The Computer Factory in San Marcos, met Evelyn and me at the Pala Casino Cafe Friday for a leisurely dinner and then the Elvis Tribute Show at the Indoor Arena of Pala Casino.

The show, "All Shook Up," a Tribute to the King . . . featured an artist who put on quite a show.

All four of us agreed after the show that this was one of the most amazing displays of stamina we had seen in some

He had the choreography of Elvis down perfectly; his costumes reflected Elvis's wardrobe . . . he bore a vague resemblance to Elvis; he did not have the vocal range of Elvis (I've yet to find a singer who does) but he sang quite well . . . all of the signature songs of Presley.

We met at 5:30 at the Pala Cafe for a relaxing dinner, picked up our tickets at Will Call, and entered the venue at about 7:30pm. We had reserved seats that were very near the stage. Ideal seating.

Sometimes women amaze me. Seems they have to “put on a show” at concerts. We men have the good sense to retain our considerable dignity and not make asses of ourselves. Not so with women. They go bonkers, rush the stage, seeking the attention of the artist(s) and the audience behind them. Sometimes they succeed . . but usually just look foolish. But they have fun I guess.

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Knee replacement Heart failure Kidney failure Stroke COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

U.S. News and World Report annually evaluates and ranks nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to help patients decide where to receive medical care. Carlsbad Police Investigate Fatal Shooting at Holiday Park

On July 31 at 11:06 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at Holiday Park, located at 3300 Eureka Place. Responding officers found a 28year-old female suffering from at least one gunshot wound and a 27year-old male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Fire Department medics rendered medical aid and transported the victims to a local area hospital where the male was admitted for care. Despite life saving measures by medics, the female victim was pronounced deceased upon arrival at the hospital.

Investigators are seeking additional information. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Detective Ronald Dement at 760-931-2146/ Ronald.Dement@carlsbadca.gov or Sergeant Ryan Opeka at 760-9312139/ ryan.opeka@carlsbadca.gov.

The artist ended his show with something for the ladies . . . he threw scarves to the adoring women folk who had rushed the stage. It played well . . it had a mesmerizing effect on the ladies, and ended the show in a dramatic fashion. Another thing I liked about the artist ... he didn't talk much. He would segue from song to song . . just like Elvis did.

He had two costume changes . . in this third and final one he came back on stage with the white jump suit costume that was nearly identical to that belonging to Elvis. I told Evelyn I was going to order one of those and wear it around town . . . but I acknowledged I'd probably need to have a bit more of an alteration in the belly area to accommodate my somewhat larger belly than Elvis's. After the show we adjourned to the Luis Rey Sports Bar where we had a couple of cocktails and watched the USA Women's Soccer Team defeat The Netherlands in a Penalty KickOff. Exciting!

Paul and Nome thanked us for a most entertaining evening

Letters to the Editor

More Gunslingers Gunslinger Fans

Mr. Lyle E. Davis, Owner and Publisher of The Paper in Escondido.

Mr. Davis, we owe you an apology! A few weeks ago a lot of us folk out here in Valley Center were riled-up and plenty disappointed at your first Gunfighter cover story (July 15) that just didn't 'deliver the goods' as the title promised. This time around we all picked up your "Gunslingers of the Old West" and gathered at our favorite outdoor bistro and instead of disappointment, we all whooped and

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and departed while Evelyn and I adjourned to our room 709. Wow!

A King would have felt right at home in this luxuriously equipped room. Spotlessly clean . . . huge, comfortable bed, lots of pillows, large screen tv, huge bathroom with both tub and shower. We wound up talking until about 1:30 am, reliving the night's events and rejoicing at how much we enjoyed Paul and Nome's company and how much we all enjoyed the meal, the concert, and the post-concert drinks. We talked and laughed . . .and eventually fell asleep. We awoke to a beautiful early morning sunrise . . . displaying the many mountains surrounding the Pala Casino complex. We checked out and drove back home . . . absolutely delighted at one of the more memorable evenings in my lifetime.

Thanks to Pala Casino for some outstanding entertainment and a most enjoyable evening.


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form at the time – attempted to retrieve the lost mail bag, Owney growled and refused to allow him to even touch it. The clerk quickly summoned a properly uniformed worker and the dog – sniffing his familiar blue woolen uniform – moved aside for the canvas bag to be taken away. Such exploits would eventually be diligently noted by the Albany city historian, the National Postal Museum, and the National Archives in Washington, D. C. which would eventually have Owney’s personal files on record (which are still present and available for viewing, today).

TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. The Albany train station was a primary division point in 1888 on the New York Central railroad system, one of the largest railroads in the United States, at the time. And Owney began riding the rails like a celebrity canine gypsy. He soon rode with the mail bags eastward to Boston, then south to New York City, even westward to Buffalo, Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago. Postal workers added metal tags and small medallions to his collar wherever he traveled and the dog appeared to enjoy the jingling sound whenever he walked, his collar jingling like a mid-winter Christmas sleigh.

Owney’s travels upon the railway were unbelievable in the expanse of territories he covered: Duluth, Minnesota and the Dakota territories, both north and south. Then onward to the Lone Star State of Texas where he visited San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston, and Galveston. From Memphis, Tennessee his incredible stopovers included New Orleans, Louisiana and farther west to Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Owney would eventually travel all over the 48 contiguous U. S. states.

Everywhere Owney traveled, he was received like royalty – petted, spoken to, fed and watered. At times, after being showered with great fanfare from postal workers, he would suddenly depart for the South, the North, the East, or the West, and not be seen again for months on end. In 1893, postal workers nationwide feared for his death as he had not been seen in weeks. It turned out that he was in Canada. His visit to Canada was a sorry one. It was there in Montreal where postal workers did not relish nor admire the American canine’s postal adventures. It was in Montreal, Canada, where he was turned over to the dogcatchers and thrown, rudely, into the dog pound kennels. It was there he whimpered and howled in the night, once again feeling abandoned and mistreated.

Realizing his commendation medals which adorned his collar and the Border terrier being officially

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acknowledged by the United States Postal Service, Montreal officials thought it best to formally contact their U. S. counterparts. In the communique, the Montreal postal officials grudgingly acknowledged his whereabouts and demanded $2.50 for Owney’s boarding and feeding at the kennels. (That may not seem like much, but $2.50 in 1893 is the equivalent of about $75.47 today, in 2021.) Owney’s American postal comrades quickly paid the fine and Owney was put on the next train, homeward bound back to the United States, the land which truly cherished him as a national treasure. As Owney’s trips became longer and longer, his original family of postal clerks at Albany, New York, grew increasingly concerned and bought him an identification collar which carried a name tag which read: “Owney, Post Office, Albany, New York.”

Later, recalling his traumatic treatment in Canada, the postal service attached a medallion with a more elaborate notation which officially read: “To all who may meet this dog: Owney is his name. He is the pet of 100,000 postal employees of the United States of America -treat him kindly.” The above notation on Owney’s collar is now on official display at the Smithsonian Museum, at our nation’s capitol in Washington, D. C. today. That particular official dog tag was historic in that it established Owney as the “unofficial” mascot of the U. S. Railway Mail Service. This single gesture would catapult the Border terrier to unprecedented heights of recognition. Owney would continue to earn plenty of ink in the newspapers across America. BEST TRAVELED DOG. Owney was decorated with tags everywhere he went. In 1893, Mrs. Winnona Kilbridge of the Los Angeles Kennel Club presented him with a medal for “Best Traveled Dog.” This once-lone derelict puppy was now adorned like a king.

Owney’s collection of collar tags grew so large that John Wanamaker, the United States Postmaster General, presented the dog with a coat to display them all. Wanamaker then announced that Owney was now an “Official Mascot of the Rail Mail Service.” From once being a “rule-breaking intruder” by being allowed to sleep among the mail bags in the rear room of a post office back in 1888, Owney now was officially made an employee from no less than the Postmaster General of the United States.

Amazingly, his dog tags became so numerous that clerks began removing them so that they could be forwarded to Albany, New York or Washington, D. C. for safekeeping.

The number of commemorative dog tags and tokens soon exceeded a staggering 1,017.

AROUND THE WORLD. The Universal Postal Union allowed Owney to extend his travels abroad. In 1895, the celebrity terrier enjoyed an around-the-world trip, riding with mail bags aboard trains and even steamships. Starting in Tacoma, Washington on August 19, 1895, Owney boarded the steamship, Victoria and traveled over four months throughout Asia and across Europe, before returning to the United States on December 23, 1895. He landed at New York City, then commenced to journey to his home route at New York’s state capitol, at Albany. Though he was an Eastern dog by birth, the Left Coast knew of him as a citizen of the world and belonging to all Americans. The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported in expansive and loving detail, Owney’s visit to Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Another report claimed the Emperor of Japan awarded the dog two passports and several medals bearing the Japanese coat-of-arms.

Owney’s arrival in Japan was a humorous one. Knowing that the U. S. Mail dog was an official employee of the American postal service, the Japanese custom officials did not know how to process his incoming papers or his personal belongings. Owney had his own little suitcase which contained, among other things, a comb, a brush, his favorite dog biscuits, small toys to play with, and tiny ribbons for his collar.

The Japanese officials had no alternate rule-sheets to apply to a dog, so Owney was issued an Imperial Passport which contained conventional restrictions for visiting human beings, not for dogs. So while visiting Japan with his postal worker escorts, Owney’s passport (amusingly) stated he was not allowed to: “Ride a horse to a fire,” or “Rent a house” while in the country. Owney’s triumphant world tour was recounted when he returned to American shores and his 132-day world tour was covered by newspapers across the United States.

HIS LEGACY. If it never truly happened, no one would have believed such a legacy that stretches the boundaries of imagination and challenges credibility. Especially for a dog, of all things, during the ultra-conservative times over 130 years ago. There remains no historical precedent which can compare with Owney’s. No barometer to measure him by. He was pioneering history, and his only reference was himself.

Along his journeys he was showered with great love and affection, perhaps if was the Hand of Providence making atones for his

early cruel abandonment that made him a pathetic orphan as a mere puppy. During his time, Owney had truly become – officially – the most famous dog in the world. An unbelievable ascension from a povertystruck beginning. From the debris of his early puppy existence when he was found only skin and bones, Owney, somehow, miraculously built a kingdom never before seen in the canine world. Before or since. DEATH AND HONORS. As the world-decorated dog aged, post office management slowly came to believe that his traveling days were over. Mail clerk, J. M. Elben, of St. Louis, Missouri, agreed to take him in.

During Owney’s old age when he became less alert and failing in his eyesight and deteriorating physical condition, one individual who – some say never liked dogs and was jealous of his world celebrity – condemned Owney in strong terms. The powerful and influential Chicago manager of the Railway Mail Service used openly insulting language and referred to Owney, on record, as nothing more than a “mongrel cur.” He even went so far as to ask his employees not to allow Owney to ride on future mail trains.

This acrimonious directive did not sit well with national postal employees. In St. Louis, Missouri, for example, letter carriers resisted this “executive order” and in the summer of 1897, Owney boarded a train for the last time. By this time, the legendary dog had traveled more than 143,000 miles in his lifetime. It was the only life the dog knew and loved. It was now taken away from him, in his old age.

Though most postal employees continued to applaud and salute his accomplishments they, nevertheless, agreed that Owney was now too old and decrepit to continue his travels. It would be too dangerous for the now frail and elderly canine. He was no longer a young puppy.

On June 11, 1897, Owney died at the suspected age of nine. Newspapers from around the United States carried the news story. Owney’s death revealed to the public that a chasm had developed between the beloved dog’s postal workers and, often, jealous upper management which slowly resented his presence.

Some management teams saw the dog’s presence as a distraction, causing “wasted time,” and “slacking” among postal workers. Little notice was paid to the fact that postal service and delivery schedules were met in a most timely fashion; even expeditiously. Many claimed that postal service improved and schedules well-exe-

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cuted because of the high morale that clerks worked under due to their pride and commitment by association with the dog that brought favorable global attention to the, otherwise, “simple mailman.” Wire services expressed great sorrow over Owney’s death. One press obituary stated: “Postal clerks refused to bury their beloved mascot. Clerks across the country asked that the dog receive the honor they considered he was due by being preserved and presented to the Post Office Department Headquarters.”

Owney’s small body was preserved through taxidermy and in 1904 he was proudly displayed by the Postal Service at the St. Louis World’s Fair where he became a most popular exhibit. A commemorative silver spoon was commissioned by Cleveland postal workers themselves.

In 1911, Owney’s body was sent to the Smithsonian Museum at the nation’s capitol in Washington, D. C. Owney’s exhibit has been called one of the museum’s “most interesting artifacts.” Due to deterioration, Owney was given “an extensive makeover” in 2011. Even after death, Owney’s body continued to travel, as he loved to do best. His now lifeless little form was sent from Albany, New York to the St. Louis World’s Fair in Missouri, then to his final resting place today, at Washington, D. C.’s world-renowned Smithsonian Institute museum.

Though the body of the Border terrier seemed to stop its travels at the Smithsonian Institute, where he can be viewed today, the little dog somehow found a way to continue his wanderings. On July 27, 2011, the United States Postal Service -- in his memory -officially issued a Forever stamp honoring Owney. Artist, Bill Bond, said he wanted to honor the dog “in a spirited and lively” way, as he once was as a little puppy. The little lost puppy who once whimpered in pain on a punishing, rainy October night, in Albany, New York, when his ribs protruded from starvation, he somehow found a world of fun, frolic, fame, love, and acceptance. Once shivering wet from the rain, homeless and nameless, he grew to become the “darling of the masses – on a global scale.”

Through the Commemorative Forever stamp which bears his likeness, that small terrier pup, somehow, found another way to still travel throughout the land. That stamp with his picture on it keeps him rolling right along to distant places, along with the mail bags that he forever loved.

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Remarkably, that little dog, Owney, is still wandering today, via that Forever U. S. postage stamp which is attached to countless, anonymous letters in 2021.

Friedrich Gomez, the author, with another superbly researched cover with this, his 178th cover story for The Paper.

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remembers one nurse.

Some employees told the old woman about surly boyfriends, marriage problems, or wayward children. Sometimes younger visitors found themselves asking life advice. She helped one young physician ask a woman to marry him. She helped an orderly figure out that he wanted to get his college degree.

She gave one nurse words that helped her find the courage to leave an abusive marriage. “She truly helped me. She was there to let me vent and just talk it out. She really did care about me.”

Some asked gardening questions. Sometimes people asked for spiritual guidance. Mrs. Simpson even attempted to teach a few of the young rehab workers how to knit. She held communal knitting lessons from her room. Two dollars per student. A girl’s got to make a living.

Mrs. Simpson liked to read her Bible and her Billy Graham books. Although not necessarily in that order. She talked about angels a lot. She claimed she had seen them before. Some nurses remember that Mrs. Simpson prayed for their families with the aid of a handwritten prayer list she kept by her bed. And on the day that Mrs. Simpson was well enough to go home, the staff threw a party. They wheeled her out of the rehab and the old gal was carrying more stuff than she’d arrived with. Bouquets, containers of cookies, stuffed animals, a floppy hat, blankets, cards. People lining the halls applauded as she passed by. She greeted every well-wisher, kissing every hand, thanking every employee by name.

When Mrs. Simpson arrived back home, a few of the off-duty nurses were waiting for her, dressed in their civies. They had arranged a caregiving schedule with Mrs. Simpson’s neighbors to water the

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August 5, 2021

We Have Water; Not the Will

Droughts are a fact of life in California and shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Yet somehow we don’t seem capable of preparing for them. We are now in the second year of severe drought, and much of California’s agriculture, especially in the Central Valley, is facing devastation. The State Water Resources Control Board will soon vote on an “emergency curtailment” order that will prevent thousands of the state’s farmers from using major rivers and streams to irrigate their farms. Cutbacks on this scale are unprecedented and will affect our food supply.

California agriculture produces one-third of the country’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, and generates about $50 billion in annual revenue. We are the nation’s breadbasket, but this bounty is endangered by a lack of political will to build the water storage and conveyance facilities we so obviously need. This could have all been avoided. In 2014 voters approved a $7.1 billion water bond, which included $2.7 billion earmarked for new dams and reservoirs, but few

projects are underway. California’s largest dams and reservoirs were built before 1979, and most were built between 1945 and 1968, when the state’s population was less than half its current size. One new dam, the Sites Reservoir, is moving forward, but construction is unlikely to begin before 2024.

I have consistently supported and introduced legislation to expand and modernize the state’s water infrastructure. The needs of agriculture and our population centers can be met, even during droughts, but policies must be adopted that allow us to take full advantage of our scarce water resources. We need more storage, conveyance, reclamation and desalination facilities. And we need them to come online quickly.

But first, we must develop the political will to build them. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Is Life Better Than We Think?

Watching the news or reading the headlines, one might think that life is pretty bleak. I often use the comparison that watching the news is like eating junk food. It might be fun while you’re doing it, but you’ll feel sick after it’s over. There’s a reason for the old news cliché, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Many studies back this up, with bad news being more memorable than good news. But is the coverage warranted? Is life as a whole getting better or worse? From 1990 to 2015, almost 130,000 people rose out of poverty every single day and extreme poverty has been reduced by 80% since 1990. There are several reasons for this, but one of the major factors is the incredible growth in technology. Over 4.6 billion people have access to internet worldwide, which allows people who may have never been able to before, to have access to education. In the 1850’s literacy rates were around 10% worldwide. As of 2019, for people over the age of 15, that number has risen to over 86%! From 1960 to 2011, global life expectancy rose from 52 years to nearly 70 years, during that same

time the infant mortality rate decreased by 66%. That’s an incredible feat. A recent survey by the Center for Disease control indicated that 63% of people between the ages of 1824 are suffering from anxiety or depression. That’s a heartbreaking number. Are there still major issues that we must deal with? Absolutely. We see it every day from conflicts in the Middle East, to rising political tensions. But there has also been tremendous progress made over the decades.

We are blessed to live in a country that has led the way not only for Americans, but those around the world. Capitalism, coupled with technological innovation has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. So, the next time you read a negative headline, or feel a sense of doom fall upon you by world events, make sure you remember, we’ve come a long way and there’s never been a better time to be on this planet!

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


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Q: My son bought me a $100 Visa gift card for my 81st birthday. Unfortunately, I lost it. I reported it to the customer service number of the card issuer, Blackhawk Network, and emailed them the original purchase receipt from Whole Foods, where my son bought the card. They opened up a case and sent me an email promising they would send a replacement card within 10 business days. I waited, but the card never came. I called back and they said the case was closed. I persisted. They said they'd send me another card. But it never came, either. I called and verified my address. The same thing happened again. On the fourth try, they said someone would call me in 48 hours. Nothing.

Blackhawk Network's representatives were always polite but never gave me any information about why I was having all this trouble getting a replacement. They would never confirm that they sent a card. Surely they can tell I never activated the original card or any other cards they supposedly sent me. Can you help me? -- Janice Hansen, Port St. Lucie, Fla. A: If Blackhawk Network promised a replacement, then it should have sent one quickly. It's not clear why it didn't. It looks like you gave the company your correct mailing address several times. But the gift card didn't show up.

But let's take a quick step back. Gift cards are like money. If you lose them, they're gone. Under certain limited circumstances, you can get a replacement if you have a receipt or a card number. There's no guarantee, though. In fact, most card agreements specify that they won't replace them.

If your son ever gives you another gift card, please treat it like cash. And I speak from personal experience -- I've lost several gift cards given to me by relatives as holiday gifts I was too embarrassed to tell them that their cards had disappeared. I'm not a fan of gift cards. They're restrictive and easily abused by scammers. You're better off using another payment method. The sooner we move toward a fully digital, blockchain-enabled currency, the better. But I digress.

Blackhawk Network's web page looks more like a business-to-business site. They're trying to sell other companies on their gift card services. But it's not clear if it's a site where customers like you can get help. I've reviewed the correspondence between you and the company, which you started by using the "contact us" page on the site. It's impossible to determine what went

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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Q: I booked airline tickets on Expedia back in 2019 to fly from New York to Dublin, Ireland. We were scheduled to fly to Europe last August.

In July, I had to cancel the tickets because of COVID-19 restrictions. I read all of the fine print about using the travel credits. But when I tried to rebook the flights for this August, an Expedia representative said that Aer Lingus did not have flights ready for booking and confirmation yet. An Expedia representative asked me to call back in a month.

A few weeks later, I applied for travel vouchers through Aer Lingus. The airline denied my request since I purchased tickets through Expedia. I tried to rebook last fall, and finally, in October, I spoke with an Expedia customer service representative and successfully selected my new flights. My Expedia account showed my new itinerary. But at the end of our conversation, the representative told me that, unfortunately, although I could book the flights, I couldn't confirm them. Why? It was too early for Aer Lingus to confirm. Before we hung up, the Expedia representative assured me that everything would be fine as long as I called back “in a couple of months” to confirm these flights.

But last January, when I checked, it showed only half of my 2020 booking. I called customer service and spoke to a representative for 45 minutes. He tried to help me retrieve my flights and get my trip confirmed, but he told me that I had missed the cutoff for rebooking.

I am frustrated. I feel ripped off. I was careful to read all fine print, and it seems like Expedia wanted me to lose my credits. Expedia's error caused Aer Lingus to believe that I missed the date to rebook. Can you help me get my money back? -- Heidi Edmonds, East Setauket, N.Y. A: You did everything you could to use those flight vouchers. But in the upside-down world of pandemic travel, everyone was confused. And that includes Aer Lingus and your online travel agency, Expedia.

You canceled your tickets but were eligible for a ticket credit. That credit would typically expire a year from the date of your initial booking. In other words, it would expire in 2020, which wouldn't give you enough time to use it. It looks like there was some confusion about the expiration of your credit. It's possible that the Expedia agent to whom you spoke didn't read the fine print carefully enough, assuming you would have time to use the credit. But you didn't.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

An Audience to Remember

There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them occurring back in 1979, while a cast member of the venerable stage play, “The Philadelphia Story” at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

I was cast as Uncle Willie, one of the supporting characters. The movie version was a favorite of mine and just about anyone whose ever seen it. The 1940 Oscar-winning film featured Cary Grant, Katharyn Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey as the cynical photographer Liz Imbrie.

One of my friends at the time told me Miss Hussey lived in Carlsbad and possessed the popular actress’ phone number. She had played the photographer character, for which she was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. It occurred to me it would be something of a coup to have the popular star at one of our Escondido stage performances. I called her and she graciously accepted without hesitation – and, she asked if she could bring some of her Hollywood friends? I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. Ruth Carol Hussey, born Oct. 30, 1911, in Providence, R.I., worked as a model before landing a number of stage roles with touring companies. MGM signed her to a players’ contract and she made her film debut in 1937. She quickly became a leading lady in MGM's "B" film unit, usually playing sophisticated, worldly roles. In 1941, exhibitors voted her the third-most popular “new star” in Hollywood. But it is her Oscar-nominated role as photographer Liz Imbrie in “The Philadelphia Story” she is most remembered. In 1942, she married talent agent and radio producer C. Robert "Bob" Longenecker at Mission San Antonio de Pala here in San Diego’s North County. They raised three children: George Robert Longenecker, John William Longenecker, and Mary Elizabeth Hendrix. Following the birth of her children, Miss Hussey focused much of her attention on family activities and in 1967 she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. In 1977, she and her husband moved from their Brentwood family home to Carlsbad. Bob Longenecker died in 2002 shortly after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Their son, John Longenecker, is a cinematographer and film director. He won an Academy Award for producing a live-action short film. “The

Resurrection of Broncho Billy/” (1970). At age 23, he was the youngest producer in Hollywood to ever have won an Oscar. During Miss Hussey’s long career, she made more than 60 films and numerous radio and television appearances.

Besides the 1940 classic, other notable films Miss Hussey starred in included working with Robert Taylor in Flight Command (1940), Robert Young in Northwest Passage (1940), Van Heflin in Tennessee Johnson (1942), Ray Milland in The Uninvited (1944), Alan Ladd in The Great Gatsby (1949), and Clifton Webb in “Stars & Stripes Forever (1953). In 1960, she co-starred with Bob Hope in “The Facts of Life.” Miss Hussey also was active in early television dramas such as “Marcus Welby, M.D,” “The Jimmy Stewart Theater,” “Jane Wyman Presents,” “Studio One,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The New Perry Mason” show, and many others TV productions and commercials. She also was active in her church and was noted for painting in watercolors. Although she was a lifelong Democrat she did vote for Republican Thomas Dewey in 1944,, and for Hollywood friend and former co-star Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.

On the night Miss Hussey and her entourage arrived at the Patio Playhouse, I introduced the young 18-year-old actress playing the photographer’s role to Miss Hussey. (Unfortunately, the years have robbed me of the young lady’s name. While the youngster had never seen the Academy Award-winning movie, nor had any idea who the Oscarnominated star was, Miss Hussey graciously praised the young girl for her Patio performance. This was at a time before video cassette recordings, so being able to go out and rent or buy the original Hollywood production was impossible.

Among the friends Miss Hussey brought that evening was her film producer-husband Bob, Dick Simmons (Sgt Preston of the Yukon), and three other familiar character actors, whose names unfortunately I don’t recall… if I ever knew them. But, the actors accompanying Miss Hussey that evening were easily recognizable by old movie buffs such as this writer. At that time those Hollywood refugees all lived in the Rancho Carlsbad community just off El Camino Real. Ruth Hussey died April 19, 2005 at the age of 93, from complications from an appendectomy and was interred in Westlake Village, California. During the years after that night in Escondido I had a number of encounters with Miss Hussey, but I always was fascinated with her performance in “The Philadelphia Story.” The dumbest question I ever remember asking her during one of those meetings: “Did you ever work with any ‘big name’ actors?” Duh … how stupid could I have been.


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According to one estimate, gift cards worth more than $3 billion went unused in 2019, and will probably never be redeemed. That benefits the company issuing the gift card, but not someone like you, who may have misplaced it. We also publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/blackhawk-networkc u s t o m e r - s e r v i c e contacts/">Blackhawk executives</a> on our consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I contacted Blackhawk on your behalf. A representative said, "I wanted to let you know that the Blackhawk Customer Service Team has confirmed the information with Mrs. Hansen to provide a shipment of a replacement card." Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now. 19 - I intend to live forever... So far, so good.

20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? 21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. 22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder." 24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name.

25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. 26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. 30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

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Had you known this was going to happen -- and there was no way you could know -- then you could have reminded the agent that you booked your tickets in late 2019 and confirmed the credit's expiration date. With airlines waiving their rules during the pandemic, you couldn't have known that the agent was misinformed. Then again, maybe Aer Lingus was sending a confusing message about your ticket expiration. As I said, the early days of the pandemic were a confusing time for travelers and airlines.

You could have reached out to managers at both companies to get some clarification. I publish the names, numbers and email addresses of <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/expedia-customer-servicecontacts/">managers at Expedia</a> and <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/aer-lingus/">Aer Lingus</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I contacted Expedia on your behalf. It refunded your airline tickets.

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Her doctors stayed in touch, too, and could often be seen making regular house visits after hours, checking on her. “She became like our project. She helped us; we helped her.”

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After a few years, Mrs. Simpson’s health declined. She had no family members to attend her funeral visitation, no next of kin. But here’s the thing: the chapel was crowded nonetheless. It was full of medical staffers. They were all there. Rehab nurses, janitors, orderlies, candy stripers, cafeteria workers, neighbors, doctors. “I loved her. I was in a bad place, I needed a way out of an abusive marriage, she helped me find it, she listened to me. She was just… I don’t know. Good people. That’s how we all felt about her. Guess you don’t forget the people in your life who made you feel like you were loved.” No. You really don’t.

31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up. 32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.

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Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Celebrating August

Did you know that August is devoid of any significant State or National holidays? It is about as barren as the drought stricken lawns and hills in our community. About the only claim to fame is who it is named after, and that is Augustus Caesar. He was named to honor the first Roman emperor, Julius Caesar, who was immortalized in his assassination in a Shakespeare play. However, his light shines in relation to the birth of the world’s best known person, Jesus the Christ. The Gospel of Luke makes reference to Caesar in his second chapter, “ In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree ---.” Why would this be important for Luke to even mention

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it? Augustus in title was known for his efforts to bring peace to his troubled empire with his building projects, road and postal service, and military might. Of the Caesars, he stands above all of them. His period of life was 63 BC – AD 14. His peace and rule was through military might, but his contemporary, Jesus the Christ, sought to bring peace through love and forgiveness. Strange that one ruled his world with might, even claiming to be divine, and sought honor and fame to be known today only in the history books, while Jesus, not seeking fame and power with the sword, is worshipped by billions today, not by might, but by love and service. It is always a legitimate question as to who we want to follow today. Do we want a self-seeking, powerhungry person of questionable character or one who lays down his life for us and seeks only our welfare in this life and a promise of a life beyond this one? Two thousand years ago that choice was given – Augustus Caesar or the Christ? Pastor Huls

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones Let’s Talk Trails

The City of San Marcos boasts more than 72 miles of trails that are ready for you to get out and explore! Our trail network serves a variety of purposes for our residents. Trails are a place to take a relaxing walk, ride your bike to work or rollerblade with friends. Regardless of how you use our trails, the City understands they are an invaluable asset for promoting a safe and healthy community. While you’re out on the trails, the City asks users to demonstrate respectful trail etiquette and follow guidelines to help protect and keep these spaces safe for all users. Here are four tips on trail etiquette:

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Stay on designated trails. Respect posted trail speed limits for bicycles, skates and equestrians. 3. Always keep dogs on leash and clean up after your pet. 4. Take out what you carry in; do not litter. Learn more about the City of San Marcos trails at www.sanmarcos.net.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

An Evening Under the Stars

The City’s outdoor Moonlight Amphitheatre closes its summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere production of On Your Feet!, featuring Broadway sets and costumes. This is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, from their humble beginnings in Cuba, to their crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is a leading cultural treasure in North County and the venue provides an idyllic location for enjoying the outdoors, while watching high quality performances. If you have not been to the Moonlight Amphitheatre, this is a great time to enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars! The production runs September 15 through October 2. Ticket information is available at MoonlightStage.com.

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Residents and businesses can purchase sea life now through August 30 for the unique opportunity to honor a loved one or add your own name or business to a plaque to be placed beside the Ocean Glass Mosaic Mural. Unveiling of the completed mural is expected to be in late August to early September.

Alliance Quarterly Membership Meeting - Please join us for the Alliance Quarterly Membership Meeting on Thursday, August 12th, from 8:30am-10:00am. Presentations on Rental Assistance Programs; North County Pilot Social Work and Street Case Management Effort; North County Vaccination Update; and Alliance Committee reports. You will get the Zoom meeting information once you are registered. Contact Marylynn McCorkle at mmccorkle@regionalsolutions.net; Alliance for Regional Solutions, 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido 92025, or visit the website at www.regionalsolutions.net.

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Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I think I am like most of you, I want to be done with the COVID crisis. And every time I think we are out of the woods, some new information pops up. Yesterday, I heard a brief from some of the doctors and nurses who run the COVID ICU at Palomar Hospital. They warned that there is a slow rise of COVID cases, not just here, but across the country. You can find that information reported in the news and other sources. They felt that as we move into the Fall there will be another surge. Not as high as previously but a surge nonetheless. I don’t know what will really happen but it did give me pause. The other fact they pointed out is that everyone who is in the ICU now are patients that did not get vaccinated. They felt that if someone could see how hard the disease is on the body, they would not hesitate to get vaccinated. In most things, I am a live and let live type of person, within reason of course. So, I would only ask that if you decided not to get vaccinated, that you made the decision based on sound science that you carefully researched yourself. There is a lot of misinformation out there. We all want you to be around when this thing is finally over. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi,

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Bias plays a major part in American culture. Good or bad, useful or not, natural or man-made. We begin that discussion today

My nineteen-month old greatgranddaughter, Riley, (pictured above) is the star of this week’s column. A large family group was celebrating grandson Joe’s seventeenth birthday outdoors at Pizza Port last week when a couple with two large dogs approached a nearby table. Riley immediately wriggled out of her seat and headed for the dogs. Riley’s experience with our amiable family pets has led her to believe that all dogs are affectionate face lickers and great fun to romp with. Her parents however, have learned that some dogs have a darker side. They rushed to inter-

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cept Riley’s enthusiastic dash long enough to confirm with the owners that their dogs were indeed child friendly. They supervised the interaction as Riley enjoyed a happy, energetic and well reciprocated introduction ritual with her brand new furry friends. Riley’s parents have accepted the commitment that allows her to enjoy consorting freely with friendly animals while they provide the “common sense” until she is able to protect herself with her own judgment through maturity and experience.

All of us have seen children that cower and whimper at the sight of a large dog. As an alternative to the approach taken by Riley’s parents, allowing or encouraging a child’s natural fear of unknown quantities like large dogs is certainly a valid way to protect them. It also puts far less of a burden on the parents. Both of these strategies involve the concept of assigning characteristics that are possessed by some but not all members of the group known as “dogs”. In simple terms, Riley’s action was base on her belief that all dogs are good. The alternative assumption is that all dogs are bad. Neither assumption is true but both represent strategic approaches to parenting. Riley’s parents are obliged to protect her from misapplying her flawed judgment until she is able to make rational decision of her own concerning her relationship with large dogs. The alternative strategy relieves parents of that responsibility by ensuring that the child will avoid contact with all large dogs until they are able to make a rational judgment for them-

selves. If you live in an area where poisonous snakes are common, it is better to teach small children to fear all snakes than to attempt to teach them the subtle differences in appearance between dangerous and harmless snakes. Education is great but misapplied, it can be fatal. To arrive at a common sense or real world understanding of “dogdom,” Riley will eventually learn that there are plenty of dogs in the world that do not fit her flawed perception that all dogs are good. Her counterpart will hopefully someday develop a rational basis for understanding that most dogs are not bad. Riley helped us to understand an eternal truth. Any judgment based on an assumption that a positive or negative characteristic possessed by some members of a group is shared

by all members of the group is false. Whether its dogs, snakes or people, a valid judgment concerning the value, motivation or inherent vice or virtue of any human should never be based on that individual’s membership in any group classified by race, ethnos, religion, sex, body shape, etc. This is the false notion known of “identity politics.” Valid judgments concerning human actions or motivations must derive from the knowledge that each of us is an “individual.” Being recognized as an “individual” trumps the hell out of being a miniscule chunk of some “identity” group. Bias seem to be hard wired into our DNA. Are they survival strategies or “inherent evil.” Tune in next week and judge for yourself.

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Who ever knew our Wild West Days were popular around the world? And all of us were shocked that even the Communist Russian President loved watching TV Westerns so much that he EVEN dressed like a cowboy in his office!

Thank you Mr. Lyle Davis for the best Gunslinger & Old West story I've ever read in my life! And we all take our hats off to your genius writer, Freidrick Gomez!! Sent from Anthony Pierce Logan family, friends, and coworkers! Valley Center, Escondido, Poway, California. Small World

Attn. Mr. Lyle E. Davis, Editor-InChief c/o The Paper Weekly Magazine.

Mr. Davis, it turns out that my cousin served in the U. S. Navy with your writer Friedrich Gomez. Both served onboard various warships (guided-missile cruisers, nuclear aircraft carriers, and one nuke submarine!)

Talk about a 'small world' -- but then again, San Diego has America's largest population of former Navy personnel. My cousin was visiting from Long Beach and we bumped into Friedrich on Grand Avenue here in Escondido.

Funny thing is I never knew, till my cousin almost jumped out of his shoes (he wasn't aware he wrote for The Paper or his whereabouts). I knew he writes for The Paper but never suspected that my cousin Gary knew him!!

Did you know Friedrich volunteers much time as caregiver for local seniors? Great guy but seems to avoid talking about it (I found out when a fan came up and chatted about it in front of us). Your Social Butterfly (Evelyn Madison) is my wife's favorite columnist! It's hard to believe Ms. Madison can cram that much valuable information in her column EVERY WEEK! Is Michele Ivy Davis related to you (same surname)? She's brilliant (Editor’s Note: No, no relation.)

Why is she missing in the last two issues of The Paper? Also, you mentioned Sean Dietrich is host of his own radio show, can you tell us which one so we can "tune" him in? Sean Dietrich is one helluva columnist! (Editor’s Note: Sean’s radio show is “down South,” in Florida, I believe. Ms. Davis will appear again soon.) New fans of The Paper, Kent Warren family & friends, San Diego, California.

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I never knew how popular this historical era is around the world today, and dating all the way back to Communist Russia with President Leonid Brezhnev watching the "Rifleman" on telecasts received directly into the Kremlin! Wow! The Paper is truly, truly at its best when reporting such world facts and historical milestones as when "The Day the Russian Bear Hugged America!" and the photo of Brezhnev hugging his Western hero Chuck Connors was printed on the cover of over 1600 foreign newspapers! Mind boggling! Your cover stories are groundbreaking! Exciting! And damned impossible to ignore!

Lyle, take a bow -- you sure as hell deserve to! From Patrick Flannigan, Oceanside, California.

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Absolutely, loved the American Old West cover story by Friedrich Gomez! As a former school teacher, I give an A+ grade to you, Mr. Lyle E. Davis, for running it! From Maria Contreras-Hauser family and friends, Escondido/San Marcos. Still More on Wild, Wild West

Really, really loved your Wild West story (July 29 issue). We love you Mr. Lyle Davis. We love The Paper. And we strongly support all your advertisers! New Reader Fans, Caroline Douglas, Valley Center & Escondido, Calif.

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The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP21-0003 on August 16, 2021. Project No.: DP21-0003 Applicant: Dion Leasing, LLC Request: Director’s Permit renewal to allow for the continued sale of parts, outdoor storage, and service and sale of new and used construction equipment and diesel trucks on an existing industrial property. Environmental Determination: The Director’s Permit is Categorically Exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Section 15301, Class I (Existing Facility with No Expansion) in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 160 Industrial Street, San Marcos, CA. 92078, more particularly described as: Parcels C & D of Map 11432, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 220-202-1500 & 220-202-16-00.Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Piñon, Senior Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email at apinon@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission 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 26, 2021). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission 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 gjackson@san-marcos.net.The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/5/2021.

NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative) The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP21-0004 on August 16, 2021. Project No.: DP 21-0004 Applicant: West Coast Ultrasound Institute Request: A Director’s Permit to allow the establishment and operation of a “college; nontraditional campus” within a 5,669 square foot suite at an existing office building located in the Town Center District of the Heart of the City Specific Plan Area (SPA-HOC). Environmental Determination: Categorically exempt pursuant to Section 15301 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that the project will consist of an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 300 Rancheros Drive, Suite 300, more particularly described as: Lot 7 of Tract Map no. 13218, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on June 30, 1995, as file no. 19950279775. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 760-248-01-00 / 220420-07-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planner Sean del Solar, AICP by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3223, or via email sdelsolar@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission 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 26, 2021). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission 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 gjackson@sanmarcos.net.The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call 760744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/5/202

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3. A sister-state judgment has been entered against you in a California court. Unless you file a motion to vacate the judgment in this court within 30 DAYS after service of this notice, this judgment will be final.

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

If enforcement procedures have already been issued, the property levied on will not be distributed until 30 days after you are served with this notice. Date: 01/27/2021 Clerk, by G. Hornick, Deputy DOP: 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9015795 The name of the business: AROKA iBrow Salon; AROKA Beauty Salon, locatd at 720 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Suite 24, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Name of Registrant: Karina Kamalinejad 818 Wild Lilac Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/22/2021.. /s/ Karina Kamalinejad Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/22/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9015757 The name of the business: Choice Digital Strategies, located at 702 Civic Center Dr., Suite 111, Oceanside, CA. 92054. Name of Registrant: Thomas Leslie Teague 603 N. Cleveland St., Apt C Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/01/2015 /s/ Thomas Leslie Teague Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/21/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00028710-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: Petitioner Liryam Conny Egoavil Espinoza filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Liryam Conny Egoavil Ezpinoza to Proposed name Liryam Conny Lampe. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: 8:30a.m., Date: 8/24/21 Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 7/06/21 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE; SEE ATTACHMENT: /s/ Pamela Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9013921 The name of the business: St. Malo, located at 1741 S. Meyers St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: HILP-Apartments, LLC 10490 Camino Del Venado Escondido, Ca. 92082 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 9/01/2008, /s/ Andrew C. Laubach, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/30/2021 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9014318 The name of the business: Spotless ‘N Serene Cleaning Service; Spotless ‘N Serene Referral Agency, LLC located at 2937 Unicornio Street #E, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. Name of Registrant:. Karen Fay Coy 2937 Unicornia Street, #E Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/01/21. /s/Karen F. Coy Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/06/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9013984 The name of the business: DRR Nurses on the Go LLC, RTH Med Lab Distribution, located at 4601 Marblehead Bay Dr, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. Registrant Information: DRR Nurses on the Go LLC 4601 Marblehead Bay Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a.. /s/ Dureza B. Hanson, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on7/01/2021, 7/22, 7/29, 8/05 & 8/12/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9012670 The name of the business: Charmed by the Glass, located at 16679 Sam Lane, Ramona, Ca. 92065. Registrant Information: Judy A. Romaine 16679 Sam Lane Ramona, CA. 92065 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/27/2014. /s/ Judy A. Romaine Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/21/2014. 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/05/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9015645 The name of the business: V Want Cab located at 1820 Melrose Dr., #225, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information Farshad Hampaei 1820 Melrose Dr. #225 San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Farshad Hampaei Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/20/2021. 7/29, 8/05, 8/12 & 8/19/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9015116 The name of the business: TKM Coastal Services, LLC, located at 825 College Blvd., Ste 102, PMB 624, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information TKM Coastal Services, LLC 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB624 Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 7/14/2021. /s/Ahni Santos, CEO/Founder Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/14/2021. 8/05, 8/12, 8/19 & 8/26 /2021

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9014915 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Fugu Ice Cream and Taiyaki. THE ORIGINAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 03/19/2018 and assigned File No. 2018-9007467. LOCATED AT 410 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, Ca. 92054.

THE FOLLOWING GENERAL PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Anastacio Delgado 243 Calle Del Sol Vista, CA. 92083 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdeameanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /s/ Anastacio Delgado This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/13/2021 8/05, 8/12, 8/19 & 8/26/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

2021-9014939

The name of the business: Fugu

Ice Cream and Taiyaki, located at 410 Mission Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92054.

Name of Registrant:.

Fugu and Taiyaki, LLC. 1200 N. Alameda Ave Azusa, CA. 91702

This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company.

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First day of business 5/23/2019. /s/Nain Delgado, CEO

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/13/2021.

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