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August 13, 2020

Volume 50 - No. 33

Edited By lyle e davis

We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;

What we offer you today is the chance to look into the brilliant minds of other people. The chance to watch and listen as they assemble thoughts and words into beautiful works of art.

Some of these people are so good at what they do that they are paid The Paper - 760.747.7119

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$30,000, $40,000, $50,000 and more, for one night’s performance. And they are worth every penny.

Relax.

"Anthology" sounds a bit like a 25 cent word that is somewhat intimidating. It may well cause someone to assume that the reading matter is going to be pretentious, difficult, unfathomable, pedantic, and awesome.

I seriously doubt if there is such a thing as a "bad" anthology. There well may be anthologies that you don't care much for....yet your neighbor down the street might find great enjoyment in those same anthologies. Anthologies tend to appeal to certain

You might call what we offer today an anthology. But the word "anthology" all too often frightens off potential readers.

All an anthology amounts to is a representative gathering. A selection. It can be a small, concise selection. It can be a large and diversified collection ... or it can fall somewhere in between.

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tastes. The anthologist has simply collected poems, stories, songs, what have you, that he finds pleasing. If he has a number of kindred spirits who share those same pleasures then the anthology enjoys wide readership; if his anthology appeals to only a limited market then he has only a limited readership. It is that simple. What is important is what you like. Whether the anthology you enjoy has a limited readership or a wide readership is totally immaterial. If it pleases you then the anthologist has done his job. We trust in today’s offering you will be entertained.


The Paper

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Just one example of his brilliant mind is his classic

This anthology is of what I feel are"great poems" more often than not set to music . . . but some are standalone poems.

Most of us remember fragments of poems . . Those fragments, or excerpts, that appeal to us, we tend to remember. Most poems/lyrics I cite in their entirety just because they are so damned good.

We have great poets from the past but we also have contemporary poets (who are often also singers). Just one that comes to mind is Kris Kristofferson. I was amazed when I attended one of his concerts about 10 years ago as he would move from one original song/poem to the next. He had written them all!

Kristoffersonn is one of those poets/singers who can put into words what you and I can only think but have a hard time expresssing. Yet he’s not that greaqt of a singer. His voice is kinda raspy, in fact. A great singer? Probably not. But a great lyricist? You bet. It happens that he is also a Rhode’s scholar. But we try to not hold that against him. And he’s a former Special Forces military lad . . .a Green Beret . . . and a helicopter pilot.

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

Lyle, munching on sea salt potato chips, talking to dog:

"No, Trixie. You can't have any potato chips. They'll make you fat." A girl who weighed many an oz. Used language I dare not pronoz. When a fellow unkind Pulled her chair out behind To see (so he said) if she'd boz.

"There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. That means even if you're a one-in-amillion type of guy, there are still a thousand guys (FINALLY,

The Dot SOMEONE

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HAS

“Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down:”

Well I woke up Sunday morning, with no way to hold my head, that didn't hurt And the beer I had for breakfast, wasn't bad so I had one more, for dessert Then I fumbled through my closet, for my clothes and found my cleanest dirty shirt And I shaved my face and combed my hair, and stumbled down the stairs to meet the day (verse 2) I'd smoked my brain the night before on cigarettes and songs that I'd been pickin' But I lit my first, and watched a small kid cussin' at a can that he was kickin' Then I crossed the empty street and caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin' chickin And it took me back to somethin' that I had lost somehow, somewhere along the way

(chorus) On the Sunday morning sidewalk, wishin' Lord that I was stoned Cause there is something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone And there is nothing short of die'n, half as lonesome as the sound on the sleepin' city sidewalks, Sunday morning coming down (Verse 3)

CLEARED THIS UP..) For centuries, Hindu women have worn a dot on their foreheads. Most of us have naively thought this was connected with tradition or religion, but the Indian embassy in Ottawa has recently revealed the true story. When a Hindu woman gets married, she brings a dowry into the union. On her wedding night, the husband scratches off the dot to see whether he has won a convenience store, a gas station, a do-nut shop, a taxi cab, or a motel in the United States. If nothing is there, he must remain in India to answer telephones and provide us with Verizon/Dell/AT&T/and other outsourced technical support. Priest's Retirement Speech...

A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.

A leading local politician and member of the congregation were chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: Thank Goodness most Catholic’s have a wonderful sense of humor! “I got my first impression of the

In the park I saw a daddy, with a laughin' little girl who he was swingin' And I stopped beside a Sunday school, and listened to a song that they were singin' Then I headed back for home and somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin' And it echoed through the canyons like the disappearing dreams of yesterday (chorus) On the Sunday morning sidewalk, wishing Lord that I was stoned Cause there's something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone And there's nothing short of die'n, half as lonesome as the sound on the sleepin' city sidewalks, Sunday morning coming down. At last count Kristofferson had 176 songs he had writtern. Many of them are familiar to you: Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) Me And Bobby Mcgee

The amazing thing about Kristofferson is that while he is an outstanding lyricist and can put into beautiful words what you and I only think about . . . he really doesn’t sing very well! His voice is not particuarly melodious . . . but the beauty of his lyrics and his own personality sells the song(s). Paul McCartney, of the Beatles (you have maybe heard of them) also wrote some pretty good

parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents; embezzled from his employer; had an affair with his boss’s wife; had sex with his boss’s 17 year old daughter on numerous occasions, taken illegal drugs; had several homosexual affairs; was arrested several times for public nudity and gave VD to his sister. I was appalled that one person could do so many awful things. But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.” Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:

“I’ll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”

Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. They came to a sign that read, "Disneyland Left"...... They both started crying, turned

lyrics/poems/songs. which was . . .

Just one of

"Yesterday"

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they're here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. There's a shadow hanging over me. Oh, yesterday came suddenly. Why she had to go? I don't know, she wouldn't say. I said something wrong. Now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play. Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Why she had to go? I don't know, she wouldn't say. I said something wrong. Now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play. Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm.

John Lennon wrote 61 songs credited to ''Lennon-McCartney'' entirely by himself, and McCartney com-

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around and headed home!

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends, when Steven a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him. The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her. (As All men will.) Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00... on one condition'

Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.' The woman considered his proposition for a moment, and then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes, and slowly and meaningfully said... 'Clean my house.'


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

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Guinness: Local Post Office is Smallest in U.S. - A question about the famous Guinness World Records is once again spotlighted in this week's question-and-answer installment from the Valley Center History Museum which remains closed, but is accepting inquiries about local history by mail, email and telephone with responses published in this space. Here is number 16 in the series.

A reader asked if there is anything local that has been published in the book, originally known as the Guinness Book of World Records. The first U.S. edition of the document, issued in 1956, identified a Valley Center post office as the smallest such facility in the United States.

The Music Makers Cont. from Page 2 posed 43 on his own. All told, Lennon had a hand in composing 84.55 of the 209 songs recorded by the Beatles, and McCartney 73.65. George Harrison was a distant third, with 22.15 credits, and Ringo Starr fourth with 2.7. Just a few examples of the magical power of writing lyrics of Paul McCartney and John Lennon:

Love Me Do McCartney Please Please Me Lennon I Saw Her Standing There McCartney Do You Want To Know A Secret Lennon

Tom T. Hall is a musical story teller. And a good one. Some of the titles of his songs all by themselves tell a story . . . some of them rather funny stories. Titles such as “Who’s Gonna Feed Them Hogs,” “Mommy Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken),” add up to some great stories, all set to music, as only Tom T. Hall can do it. As with most great artists/poets/lyricists, he stands alone. ONe of my Tom T. Hall favorites:

The smallest post office branch was 40 square feet, opened in 1898 at 31928 Lilac Road, and was known as the Lilac branch. The postmaster was Kitty Keys whose father William was a rancher who arrived in Valley Center in 1865. The family name is familiar today on a street, creek and canyon. The Lilac post office, which continued operations until 1912, remained unused but undisturbed until 2004 when the entire structure was moved to the Valley Center History Museum where it remains protected and on public display.

The smallest postal branch was 40 square feet. Today, a postal facility in the Florida everglades town of Ochopee operates as the smallest post office in the U.S. but, at 56 square feet, is considerably larger than the Valley Center's historic postal facility. In 1881, an even smaller post office operated in Valley Center at the present-day intersection of Old Castle Road and Pamoosa Lane. Called the Moosa branch, it was 22 square feet and was designated as "the smallest post office in the "Old Dogs, Children & Watermelon Wine"

"How old do you think I am? " he said. I said, well, I didn't know. He said, "I turned 65 about 11 months ago."

I was sittin' in Miami pourin' blended whiskey down When this old gray black gentleman was cleanin' up the lounge There wasn't anyone around 'cept this old man and me The guy who ran the bar was watchin' "ironsides" on tv Uninvited, he sat down and opened up his mind On old dogs and children and watermelon wine

"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine? " he asked He told me all about it, though I didn't answer back "Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime, But old dogs and children and watermelon wine." He said, "women think about theyselves, when menfolk ain't around. And friends are hard to find when they discover that you're down." He said, "I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime; Now it's old dogs and children and watermelon wine."

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes; God bless little children while they're

world" by the U. S. Postal Service. That documentation appears in the 1909 issue of The Postmasters Advocate, a monthly newsletter published by the postal service. A copy is on file at the Historical Society. There is no evidence that the tiny facility exists. To submit questions for future columns, email museum@vchistory.org or telephone (760) 749-2993. The museum can also be contacted through its Web site at vchistory.org. Because of the volume of inquiries, all questions cannot be answered in this column, but each one receives a personal response from a museum volunteer.

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Wednesday, August 19 at 10am PDT -Vultures & Hirola Antelope: The hirola antelope is one of still too young to hate." When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that line 'Bout old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day As I left for my room I saw him pickin' up my change That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady summertime Of old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

An icon of country music, Willie Nelson, has come through troubled times but has been able to channel many of those troubles into musical story telling. A couple of his notable successes: Always On My Mind

Maybe I didn't love you Quite as often as I could have And maybe I didn't treat you Quite as good as I should have If I made you feel second best Girl I'm sorry I was blind You were always on my mind You were always on my mind And maybe I didn't hold you All those lonely, lonely times And I guess I never told you I'm so happy that you're mine

Little things I should have said and done I just never took the time You were always on my mind You were always on my mind

Earth's most endangered animals, with just a few remaining. Vultures are the unsung sanitation heroes of their savanna ecosystems, cleaning up carcasses and keeping disease from spreading. What do they have in common? Come find out! You'll hear more about these intriguing species, the invisible issues they face, and how we're all reliant upon each other for a brighter future.

Wednesday, August 26 at 10am PDT - Giraffes & Leopards: People, livestock, and wildlife live together on the savanna, and the futures of leopards and giraffes depend on humans finding ways to peacefully coexist. We're working with local teams to rescue injured animals, protect them through antipoaching patrols, and develop innovative conservation methods so that everyone who shares this space can thrive. Discover how your support saves both the world's tallest animal and one of its stealthiest! Your support saves wildlife. San Diego Zoo Global is an international nonprofit and a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID# 951648219. With more than 100 years of world-class animal care and expertise we're saving wildlife and ending extinction around the globe. We just need you. To find out how to join in these virtual events, contact San Diego Zoo Global - 619.557.3914.

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Tell me, Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died Give me, give me One more chance to keep you satisfied I'll keep you satisfied Another Willie Nelson standard:

Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain

In the twilight glow I see Blue eyes cryin' in the rain When we kissed goodbye and parted I knew we'd never meet again Love is like a dyin' ember Only memories remain Through the ages I'll remember Blue eyes cryin' in the rain

Some day when we meet up yonder We'll stroll hand in hand again In a land that knows no partin' Blue eyes cryin' in the rain Now my hair has turned to silver All my life I've loved in vain I can see her star in heaven Blue eyes crying in the rain

Paul Simon gained fame in his early years as part of Simon and Garfunkel, a dynamite singing duo; however, it was Simon who wrote almost all the songs including "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water". In 2006 he was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World"

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Local News

The Paper Arrest of a Residential Burglary Suspect

On August 7, 2020, at 6:48 a.m., officers from the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 5300 block of El Arbol Drive for a report of a subject inside a residence. The homeowner confirmed no one was supposed to be inside.

On arrival, officers observed a male inside the residence. The male fled into a bedroom upon seeing the officer. Officers made verbal contact with the subject through the closed door. After several hours of unsuccessful negotiations with the subject, the male refused to exit the room. Carlsbad SWAT officers were called to the scene. Residents in the immediate area were asked to evacuate or shelter in place. The subject was eventually arrested without incident. Officers identified the subject as 45-year-old Michael Shawn Wade from Arizona. Officers arrested Wade for Residential Burglary and Delaying/Obstructing an Officer and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility.

There were no injuries reported. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Fatal Escondid Accident

Hector Villegas, 29, of Escondido,

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was killed in a motorcycle/SUV collision on Satuday, August 1st. Mr. Villegas was traveling on his Yamaha motorcyle southbound on Bear Valley Parkway when the Acura SUV, driven by a 73-yearold man, was heading east bound on Birch Avenue. He had stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded to enter the intersection ahead of the motorcycle. The Acura was struck by the approaching motorcycle. Escondido Fire Department personnel responded but Mr. Villegas died at the scene.

Evelyn Madison, Associate Publisher of The Paper, lives near the scene and agreed to transport the driver of the SUV home as he lived in the neighborhood. His wife, while shaken up, was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure for observation.

Neither alcohol or drugs are believed to be involved in the accident. The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed at this time. Major Drug Bust Shows Fentanyl is Still a Big Problem

Following the arrest of 14 suspects by Sheriff’s deputies and the Narcotics Task Force, law enforcement officials from across the county are warning the public about a sharp increase in overdose deaths connected to the highly potent and

delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers. At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Man About Town

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take

Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... he is a joy to be around.." His second grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle."

His third grade teacher wrote, "His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken."

Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class." By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt

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often deadly drug. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and up to 50 times more potent than heroin. Even tiny doses, as little as two milligrams, the size of two grains of salt, is a fatal dose for most people.

As the result of an extensive investigation into the origin of the deadly fentanyl, Sheriff’s Detectives identified the sources of supply who live in Escondido and Fallbrook. In a joint effort the Sheriff’s Department, collaborating with the Narcotics Task Force, arrested the 14 suspects, several of whom are being reviewed for possible prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for drug trafficking.

To date the following items have been seized: 2,443 grams of heroin 862 grams of methamphetamine 60 grams of cocaine Approximately $90,000 in cash One Daniel Defense AR-15 style rifle One 2019 Toyota 4Runner SUV Multiple M30 counterfeit Oxycontin pills (suspected fentanyl). Anyone who needs help with drug addiction can call the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line 888724-7240 or 2-1-1 San Diego. Both resources are available 24/7. Call local law enforcement if you have information of illicit drug use.

Letters to the Editor

A Fan of the Paper’s Writers

So many letters are received expressing the appreciation of articles by Friedrich Gomez, and yes, he is an awesome writer; we enjoy his stories so very much. I would also like to express our great appreciation for the "Historically Speaking" articles written each week by Tom Morrow. Tom faithfully has a wellwritten article each week, and we have learned so much from them. Thank you, Tom, for your research and sharing your knowledge! Linda Hanson, Escondido

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even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was onequarter full of perfume.. But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, "Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to."

love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her "teacher's pets.."

On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer.... The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard,

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour.

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life. Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life. Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

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by Time. In 2011, Rolling Stone named Simon one of the 100 greatest guitarists, and in 2015 he was ranked eighth in their list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. "The Sound Of Silence"

Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone Neath the halo of a streetlamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, split the night And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw, ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never shared, and no one dared To stir the sound of silence Fool, said I, you do not know, silence, like a cancer, grows Hear my words and I might teach you, take my arms then I might reach you But my words, like silent raindrops fell, and echoed in the wells of silence And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they'd made And the sign flashed its warning in the words that it was forming And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls, and whispered in the sounds of silence "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

When you're weary, feelin' small When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough, and friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down

When you're down and out, when you're on the street When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you I'll take your part, oh when darkness comes, and pain is all around Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl, sail on by Your time has come to shine, and all your dreams will run their way See how they shine, oh, if you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind

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Neil Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had ten No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight".

He retired from touring in January, 2018, due to Parkinson’s Disease. "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"

Hot August night And the leaves hanging down And the grass on the ground smellin' sweet Move up the road to the outside of town And the sound of that good gospel beat Sits a ragged tent Where there ain't no trees And that gospel group tellin' you and me It's Love, Brother Love, say Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies And ev'ryone goes, 'cause everyone knows Brother Love's show Room gets suddenly still And when you'd almost bet You could hear yourself sweat, he walks in Eyes black as coal And when he lifts his face Ev'ry ear in the place is on him Starting soft and slow Like a small earthquake And when he lets go, Half the valley shakes

It's Love, Brother Love, say Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies And ev'ryone goes, 'cause everyone knows Brother Love's show [Sermon]

Take my hand in yours, Walk with me this day In my heart I know, I will never stray Halle, halle, halle, halle Halle, halle, halle, halle It's Love, Brother Love, say Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show Pack up the babies And grab the old ladies and ev'ryone goes I say, Love, Brother Love, say Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show Pack up the babies And grab the old ladies and ev'ryone goes... "Sweet Caroline"

Where it began I can't begin to knowin' But then I know it's growin' strong

Was in the spring And spring became the summer Who'd have believed you'd come

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Hands, touchin' hands Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would But now I... ...look at the night And it don't seem so lonely We fill it up with only two

And when I hurt Hurtin' runs off my shoulders How can I hurt when holdin' you?

Warm, touchin' warm Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would Oh, no, no Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good Sweet Caroline I believed they never could Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good

Merle Haggard: Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard allgenre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s. He died on April 6, 2016 — his 79th birthday — at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia. "I Started Loving You Again"

Today I started loving you again I'm right back where I've really always been I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend then today I started loving you again. What a fool I was to think I could get by With only these few million tears I've cried I should have known the worst was yet to come And that crying time for me had just begun.

'Cause today I started loving you again I'm right back where I've really always been I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend then today I started loving you again... Elton John/Beernie Taupin They've been able to work together for over 50 years. John couldn't write lyrics; Taupin couldn't write melodies. ... The pair soon met and developed a close relationship that has lasted all these years. John was once married to a woman, Renate Blauel, but divorced after four years. After the divorce he publicly announced hewas gay, not bisexual. He is now married to his husband, David Furnish. "Your Song"

It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money, but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live If I was a sculptor, but then again, no Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do My gift is my song, and this one's for you And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple, but now that it's done I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss Well, a few of the verses, well, they've got me quite cross But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue Anyway the thing is what I really mean Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple, but now that it's done I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world

John Lennon founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building by a Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman "Imagine"

Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Aha-ah...

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Living life in peace... You... You may say I'm a dreamer

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But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You...

You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one

The “old guys” from years gone by weren’t bad at turning out some great lyrics either. One of my favorite writers is Rudyard Kipling. Read his “stuff” and perhaps you’ll see why. RUDYARD KIPLING 1865 - 1936

Born in India of English parents Kipling set the world of literature on its ear by breaking all the rules of the Victorian era and writing brilliantly of prosaic things; in his writings one could feel and smell the grease on ones hands, could hear and feel the sounds of war, smell the blood, the smell of death, hear the cadence of a cockney accent or that of a lowly Indian peasant. Fuzzy-Wuzzy

We've fought with many men acrost the seas, An' some of 'em was brave and' some was not: The Paythan an' the Zulu an' Burmese; But the Fuzzy was the finest o' the lot.

We never got a ha'porth's change of 'em: 'E squatted in the scrub an' 'ocked our 'orses, 'E cut our sentries up at Suakim, An' 'e played the cat an' banjo with our forces. So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Sowdan; You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man; We gives you your certifikit, an' if you want it signed We'll come an' 'ave a romp with you whenever you're inclined.

We took our chanst among the Kyber 'ills, The Boers knocked us silly at a mile, The Burman guv us Irriwaddy chills, An' a Zulu impi 'dished us up in style: But all we ever got from such as they Was pop to what the Fuzzy made us swaller; We 'eld our bloomin' own, the papers say, But man for man, the Fuzzy knocked us 'oller. Then 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, an' the missis and the kid; Our orders was to break you, an' of course we went an' did.

We sloshed you with Martinis, an' it wasn't 'ardly fair; But for all the odds agin you, Fuzzy-Wuz, you bruk the square.'

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'E 'asn't got no papers, 'of 'is own, 'E 'asn't got no medals nor reward, So we must certify the skill 'e's shown In usin' of 'is long two-'anded swords; When 'e's 'oppin' in an' out among the bush With 'is coffin-'eaded shield an' shovel-spear, A 'appy day with Fuzzy on the rush Will last a 'ealthy Tommy for a year. So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, an' your friends which are no more, If we 'adn't lost some messmates we would 'elp you to deplore; But give an' take's the gospel, an' we'll call the bargain fair, For if you 'ave lost more than us, you crumpled up the square!

'E rushes at the smoke when we let drive, An', before we know, 'e's 'ackin' at hour 'ead; 'E's all 'ot sand an' ginger when alive, An' 'e's generally shammin' when 'e's dead.

'E's a daisy, 'e's a ducky, 'e's a lamb! 'E's a injia-rubber idiot on the spree, 'E's the on'y thing that doesn't care a damn For the Regiment o' British Infantree. So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Sowdan; You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man; An 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air-You big lack boundin' beggar-for you bruk a British square.

At age forty-two, Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He died January 18, 1936, shortly after his seventieth birthday. There is no possible way that this or any other anthology could encompass all of the "great poems"....there are simply too many; and too broad a spectrum of poems.

Our attempt in this anthology is to collect those poems, or excerpts from them, irrespective of time frame, that utilized the language of the common man; language that took on the color and flavor of the common man. The nature of these poems are such that the common man can not only read, understand and enjoy them but he can also write them!

Before long, they found that they, too, could write poetry. They spoke from their hearts, from their minds, and they put those speeches on paper....and they would read them...silently, or aloud. Voila'! They had discovered poetry!

Actually, poetry written in the common tongue was with us before the turn of the century. Perhaps what it all boils down to is this.....as Wordsworth said..."The poet is a man...speaking to men". EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON

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Treat mental illness as the physical issue it is

A major side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic is the immense impact on California’s mental health and substance use. Over 22,000 overdoses and suicides are projected to result from forced isolation and rising unemployment. Parity means substance abuse and mental illness needs to be treated equally as physical health. 90% of those with substance use disorders, and almost 60% of mentally ill adults go untreated. California’s 21-year old Mental Health Parity Act increased access to treatment by requiring insurers to cover medically necessary services. Though the Act was a big step forward, the law has become inadequate, loopholes exist, and an update is necessary. Senate Bill 855, which I am coauthoring with Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) modernizes the Act by bringing it into conformity with modern practices. The Act currently requires insurers to cover “medically necessary” services, but fails to define exactly what that means. It also covers only nine severe mental illnesses and excludes all substance use disorders, like opioids, and most mental health conditions.

SB 855 incorporates recent federal court rulings and American Medical Association recommendations to ensure that health plans cover these treatments, including preventative and diagnostic care, SB 855 will reduce the enormous public cost of untreated substance abuse and mental illness, which include costs related to law enforcement, the court system, homelessness, Medi-Cal expenses, and many other public programs. SB 855 is supported by over 60 leading organizations, including the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the California Narcotic Officers Association, to name just a few.

SB 855 passed the Senate and is now in the Assembly, where it just passed the Health Committee. The bill has bi-partisan support, and prospects for final passage look bright. 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

When it comes to any decisions at the Board of Supervisors, I weigh the different outcomes. Whether it’s deciding on an upcoming vote, or reopening businesses during a pandemic. It is my job as a policy maker to make sure that we are balancing the public health side and the economic side.

There will always be risks with life. For the past 30 years, I’ve been an airline pilot. Every flight, people have taken the risks boarding the plane. I make calculations based on dozens of different variables in order to make sure we get to our final destination, safely. When it comes to COVID-19, We shouldn’t be choosing between the economy or public health; we can have both. We have to get people back to work as safely as we can. I’ve heard from many that we need to wait a few more weeks, but businesses don’t have weeks. People paying rent or their mortgage don’t have weeks. We currently have 1200 beds set aside for COVID patients

in San Diego County. Even at our peak we’ve never used half of them. This is great news. While much has been made about hospital capacity, only about 10% of those in the hospital are there for COVID.

We have to learn to live with this. We cannot continue to stay hunkered down. We need to strike a balance between keeping people safe and allowing some risks and keeping our economy open.

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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1869-1935

Edwin Arlington Robinson wrote of the uncommon man...the misfit...the outcast...of which he was one. Three times he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He spurned the attention...it seemed almost as though he sought solitude. It was said that he distrusted most men and feared almost all women. He became a quiet, lonely man obsessed by defeat and death. In his mid-sixties he grew seriously ill. His illness having become inoperable he died at the New York Hospital, April 6, 1935. This sad, obsessive, lonely, laconic man, Edwin Arlington Robinson, wrote for all of the Richard Cory's of the world. RICHARD CORY

Whenever Richard Cory went downtown, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, "Good morning" and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich--yes, richer than a king-And admirably schooled in every grace: In fine, we thought that was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet in his head. This anonymous poem, from the early sixteenth century is a prime example of writing of, by, and for, the common man: O WESTERN WIND

O Western wind, when will you blow That the small rain down can rain? Christ, that my love were in my arms And I in my bed again! CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE 1564-1593

Dead at age twenty nine, Christopher Marlowe flashed across the world scene like a comet; In his short number of years upon this planet his brilliance and genius wrought brilliant plays, essays and poems.

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Come live with me and be my love,

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And we will all the pleasures prove That hills and valleys, dales and fields, And all the craggy mountains yields.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

And we will sit upon the rocks Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. And I will make you beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool, Which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold; A belt of straw and ivy buds With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may you move, Come live with me and be my love.

The shepherd swains shall dance and sing For your delight each May morning: If these delights your mind may move, Then live with me and be my love. ROBERT HERRICK 1591 - 1674

In the later years he began to frequent the area pubs and became greatly in demand for his down to earth poetry that occasionally bordered on the lascivious. His most famous poems are those to his real or imaginary mistresses. Retaining the "common man" flavor, he could still make for a "pretty" poem yet have it be indelicately, delicate. To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

Gather you rosebuds while you may Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun, The higher he's a-getting The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times, still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time; And while you may, go marry: For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry. ABRAHAM COWLEY 1618 - 1667

Son of a wealthy London stationer, Abraham Cowley was almost unbelievably precocious.

His smaller pieces are where Cowley seems to shine the brightest.

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Possibly the 20th Century’s Most Complicated Man

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. In 1927, at the age of 25, he went from an obscure U.S. Air Mail pilot, skyrocketing to making a never-before non-stop solo flight from New York City to Paris. That feat launched him onto the international stage to become one of the 20th century’s most complicated and controversial figures.

After his 33plus hour solo flight from New York to Paris in a San Diegobuilt, singleRyan engine monoplane the named Spirit of St. L o u i s , Lindbergh became the most popular man in the world. He was commissioned a colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and received the United States' highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor for his transatlantic flight.

From 1927 until his death 47 years later, “Lucky Lindy,” had an unbelievable controversial life from being an advocate of aviation to an isolationist with anti-Sematic leanings as well as the father of seven illegitimate children to three different mistresses. Lindbergh admired Adolf Hitler’s powerful air force, yet secretly spied for the U.S. military while visiting Germany – and, fathering five children to three unwed mothers.

In 1932, he and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, became the focus in headlines around the world when their infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what the media called the "Crime of the Century." The hysteria surrounding the case drove the couple into exile in Europe, not returning until 1939.

At the clandestine request of the U.S. Army, Lindbergh traveled to Germany several times between 1936 and 1938 to “evaluate” growing German air power.

In the years before the United States entered World War II, his non-interventionist stance and statements about Jews led some to suspect he was a Nazi sympathizer. But Lindbergh never publicly stated support for Nazi Germany. He opposed not only the intervention of the United States, but also the provision of aid (Lend-Lease) to the United Kingdom. In April 1941, Lindbergh supported the anti-war “America First” committee and resigned his Army commission after President Franklin Roosevelt publicly rebuked him for his con-

troversial “pro-German” views.

Lindbergh publicly supported the U.S. war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As a “civilian consultant,” Lindbergh flew 50 bombing missions against the Japanese, but did not take up arms against Germany. Accordingly, Roosevelt refused to reinstate Lindbergh to colonel status. U.S. Air Force Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, wrote in his post WWII autobiography, "Nobody gave us much useful information about Hitler's Luftwaffe (air force) until Lindbergh came home in 1939.” His reputation as a “pacifist” made it easy for him to gain access to enemy air power.”

In late 1940 Lindbergh became spokesman of the non-interventionist America First Committee, soon speaking to overflow crowds at Madison Square Garden and Chicago's Soldier Field, with millions listening by radio. He argued emphatically that America had no business attacking Germany.

In 1941, Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War Henry Stimson: "When I read Lindbergh's (recent) speech I felt it could not have been better put if it had been written by Goebbels (Hitler’s propaganda minister) himself.” After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh sought to be recommissioned in the Air Corps, but the request was denied.

Unable to take on an active military service, Lindbergh offered his services as a consultant to Ford and United Aircraft. As a technical adviser with Ford he was heavily involved in B-24 production. With United Aircraft, he persuaded the company to send him as a technical advisor to the Pacific Theater. After World War II, Lindbergh served as a consultant to the Air Force and Pan American World Airways.

In 1954, on the recommendation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lindbergh was commissioned a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. That year he served on a Congressional advisory panel that recommended the site of the United States Air Force Academy. To top off an already unbelievable full life, beginning in 1957, Lindbergh had lengthy sexual relationships with three unmarried German women while still married to Anne. He fathered seven children among the three mistresses.

Ten days before he died, Lindbergh wrote to each imploring them to maintain the utmost secrecy and all three managed to keep their affairs secret even from their own children for nearly a decade after his death. The children did not know the true identity of their father, but one of the daughters discovered snapshots and 150 love letters from Lindbergh to her mother. After his American daughter, Brigitte, and Anne had both died, DNA tests in 2003 confirmed Lindbergh had fathered all of the children. Lindbergh died Aug. 26, 1974, at his home in Maui, Hawaii. He is buried near the remote village of Hana on Maui.


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Fill the bowl with rosy wine, Around our temples roses twine; And let us cheerfully awhile Like the wine and roses smile. Crowned with roses we contemn Gyges' wealthy diadem. Today is ours. What do we fear! Today is ours. We have it here! Let's treat it kindly, that it may Wish, at least, with us to stay

Banish busniess! Banish sorrow! To the gods belong tomorrow. Drinking

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair;

The sea itself (which one would think Should have but little need of drink "Drinks twice ten thousand rivers up, So filled that they o'erflow the cup.

The busy sun (and one would guess By's drunken fiery face no less "Drinks up the sea, and when he's done, The moon and stars drink up the sun" They drink and dance by their own

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light, They drink and revel all the night Nothing in nature's sober found, But an eternal health goes round.

Fill up the bowl, then, fill it high! Fill all the glasses there-for why Should every creature drink but I? Why, man of morals, tell me why? ANDREW MARVELL 1621 - 1678

He lived in the luxurious comfort of a Fairfax estate during which time he wrote many of his poems, among which were "The Garden" and his most famous poem, "To His Coy Mistress". To His Coy Mistress

Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long love's day. `You by the Indian Ganges' side Shoud'st rubies find: I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the Flood,

And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews. My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow.

An hundred years should 'go to praise Your eyes, and on your forehead gaze: Two hundred to adore each breast:

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But thirty thousand to the rest; An age at least to every part, And the last age should show your heart. For, lady, you deserve this state, Nor would I love at lower rate. But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near: And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity.

Your beauty shall no more be found; Nor, in your marble vault, shall sound My echoing song: then worms shall try That long-preserved virginity, And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. The grave's a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.

Now, therefor, while the youthful hue Sits on 'your skin like morning dew, And while your willing soultranspires At every pore with instant fires, Now let us sport us while we may; And now, like amorous birds of prey, Rather at once our Time devour, Than languish in his slow-chapt power. Let us roll all our strength and all Our sweetness up into one ball, And tear our pleasures with rough strife Through the iron gates of life. Thus, though we cannot make our Sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.

JOHN DRYDEN 1631 - 1700

When he was middle aged (early thirties) he married Lady Elizabeth Howard, who was a bit older than he. The marriage apparently was not a happy one. He frequently complained about it, most notably in the following somewhat savage poem. Epitath on His Wife

Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at rest. And so am I.

MATTHEW PRIOR

1664 - 1721

A brilliant wit, Matthew Prior was physically unattractive. A dour looking face and suffering from deafness he was, nonethless, a favorite of persons in every social circle because of his deftness at turning a phrase, his neatly turned stanzas and his depictions of a frivolous society. A Reasonable Affliction

On his death-bed poor Lubin lies: His spouse is in despair; With frequent cries, and mutual sighs, They both express their care" A different cause," says Parson Sly, "The same effect may give:

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Poor Lubin fears that he may die; His wife, that he may live."

The Remedy Worse Than the Disease

I sent for Radcliffe; was so ill, The other doctors gave me over: He felt my pulse, prescribved his pill, And I was likely to recover. But when the wit began to wheeze, And wine had warmed the politician, Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. EDGAR ALLEN POE 1819 -1849

A strange and tragic genius, Poe's life was a constant stream of peaks and valleys; ultimately there were more valleys than peaks. He published his first volume, "Tamerlane and other Poems", five months after his eighteenth birthday.

Near being penniless, Poe turned to writing anything and everything he could to put bread on his meager table; he wrote short stories, essays, poems, tracts...he even plagiarized when necessary. In keeping with his strange, strange ways he then proceeded to marry his cousin, Virginia, who was then only thirteen years old and tubercular. He would disappear for days, gorging

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himself with drink and drugs.

The ravages of tuberculosis plus cold, cold nights and insufficent food finally took its toll. Virginia died. Poe collapsed completely. Only thirty eight years old, Poe would now flit from one woman to another in either torrid relationships or platonic ones. He attempted suicide on at least one occasion. He suffered greatly from hallucinations. In Baltimore, he disappeared. On October 3, 1849 he was found in a tavern, "his face haggard and unwashed, his hair unkempt, and his whole physique repulsive". On October 7, 1849 he died in a Baltimore hospital. The torment that Poe endured, the hallucinations no doubt caused by his heavy drinking and abuse of drugs, the subsequent pains and suffering endured by both he and his family and friends surely must have played a major role in his thought processes as he wrote his poetry.

That he was a genius no one denies. One wonders, would the genius have been so finely tuned had he not suffered the indignities and humiliation that he heaped upon himself? Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; --And this maiden she lives with no other thought

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August 13, 2020 Than to love and be loved by me. She was a child and I was a child, In this kingdom by the sea,

But we loved with a love that was more than love-I and my Annabel Lee-With a love that the winged seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud, by night Chilling my Annabel Lee, So that her highborn kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, Went envying her and me: Yes! that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea)

That the wind came out of the cloud, chilling And killing my Annabel Lee. But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we-Of many far wiser than we-And neither the angels in Heaven above Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee: --For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride, In her sepulchre there by the sea-In her tomb by the sounding sea. ARTHUR O'SHAUGHNESSY 1844 -1881

The one shining star in O'Shaughnessy's life was his one poem that has become immortal. Nothing else that he wrote survived the public's interest or lack thereof. A frail person, he spent most of his life as a clerk, winding up working in the British Museum's zoology department. He died at age thirty-seven of influenza. Ode

We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties We build up the world's great cities, And out of a fabulous story We fashion an empire's glory:

One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample an empire down.

We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Nineveh with our sighing, And Babel itself with our mirth; And o'erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world's worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth.

And so there you have it - an anthology. A collection of songs and poems that, for a few brief moments, allowed you the privilege of looking into someone’s else’s mind - and enjoying their thoughts, their hopes, their fears, and their loves. Now I invite you to explore even more. Go visit Google and call up some of these names. See the other poems and songs they wrote.

Then, if you feel so inclined and moved, try it yourself. Begin to write your own thoughts . . as a poem, as a song. You may become the next Superstar, or Super Poet!

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

Editor’s Note: Thank you, Linda. We agree with you! Transformation - A New Symbol!

As an old 96 year-old Combat Infantryman and recipient of a Purple Heart, I am disillusioned and saddened by the disrespect for our Flag.

Our military loved, honored, suffered and died for our Flag and its’ meaning. The Flag represents our wonderful country and all the good qualities it represents and demonstrates.

No one should disrespect our Flag under the guise of it being evil. Our country has made mistakes but the amazing thing is they can be recognized and improved in an appropriate manner. Our country is in a crisis and any attempt at transforming our country should be critically evaluated for the motive. No other form of government is an improvement. Old Glory represents our past, present, and its even more amazing potential future.

Everyone should be responsible for serving our country and its symbol of Old Glory. /s/Fran and Neal Hook Escondido, Ca.


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The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom.

Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, "Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference." Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, "Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you."

(For you that don't know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.) Warm someone's heart today. . pass this along. I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it.

Just try to make a difference in someone's life today? tomorrow? Just "do it".

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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 3

What's Up Downtown Oceanside in August - Here is a quick overview of activities/events in downtown Oceanside during the month of August. Also, don't forget, every Thursday, the Mainstreet Oceanside Farmers' Market in the morning and the Sunset Market in the evening. For questions/information, contact MainStreet Oceanside, at 760.754.4512, www.mainstreetoceanside.com; located at 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside 92054. Save Live Theatre at the Star, Ongoing, Online - Stay strong, Oceanside. No gift is too small to help the Star Theatre Company continue to produce first-class entertainment. Though full, audience-driven programming is not permitted at this time the Theatre is doing their best to develop Covidfriendly educational experiences for every age group. Check out their Facebook page. Oceanside Libraries Curbside Pickup, Ongoing - Library cardholders will now have the option of picking up their holds at the Civic Center and Mission Branch Libraries through Curbside Pickup service Monday-Friday from 10am5pm. Simply place books on hold, choose the pickup location and wait for an email saying your books are ready to go. Once you receive that email, drive to the designated spot, and library staff will get your books to you. 2020 Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, Through August 31st. - Help Oceanside win first place in this month-long friendly competition to see which cities in

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Restaurant Guide

In-home dining options

Escondido Mike’s BBQ

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the U.S. are the most water-wise! Take two minutes to pledge to conserve water and be more sustainable. Residents who take the pledge are automatically entered into a daily raffle for some awesome prizes. Every small action makes a difference!

Virtual Road Trip: Impressions of California, August 13, Online - On Thursday, set out on the open road with guide Robin Douglas to an incredible treasure trove of art museums along the Southern California coast. Witness the majesty of the Golden State through the eyes of California Impressionists. Visit esteemed collections with a few brilliant surprises and local tips for eating on the road. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the art-inspired ride from 7-8:30pm.

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Abalone was skinny and scared when someone picked her up in Imperial County and took her to a rescue. They transferred her to RCHS. She needed minor medical care. We've been working to socialize her and help her gain a few pounds. Her new owners will still have some work to do, but she's going to be a great dog for them.

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760.480.1704 dominicsgourmetrestaurant.com Open 7 days a week for curbside pick-up or delivery via door-dash. Check our menu, call us. We’ll give great food and service! And now, Dine Outside with Street Side Dining!` Business Mixer, August 19, Coomber Craft Wines, 611 Mission Avenue - Join MainStreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber for a live, in-person mixer on Wednesday, August 19 from 4-6pm. See what the newly donned “Mid-Mission” sector has to offer while making new connections and reuniting with familiar faces in a breezy atmosphere over live music from local artists. Seating is limited to 20 people and registration is required. This event is open to only members of the Oceanside Chamber or MainStreet Oceanside, and face coverings are required to enter the venue.

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governor’s mandate to forsake large assemblies. It’s a violation of our First Amendment rights. And it’s silly, when you consider the crowds of social protesters all around our country.

There’s a phenomenon happening all over North County on Sundays: churches are meeting outdoors. Some sit in chairs, others stay in their cars. Han Solo is a loveable pig who is very curious and talkative when people come near his pen. His favorite pastime is playing with boxes, destroying egg cartons and snacking on berries! If you would like to know more about Han Solo, please set up an appointment with the Escondido Campus at sdhumane.org/adopt!

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At New Song, we’ve adopted a three-option services format. People can sit in their cars (with a short-range, dedicated FM broadcast), or next to their car, or sit in their own chair in the “mosh pit” near the stage (with social distancing, of course.)

Personally, our outdoor service is so uplifting, I’m not eager to move church back indoors any time soon. There is something moving about filling the atmosphere with praise. With the vaccine not expected until next year, I’ve directed our staff to plan on Christmas in the parking lot. No pastor I know is happy about the

But we’re adapting. And we’re staying safe. Our parking lot service is far safer than the grocery store. There’s fresh air, cleansing sunshine, and anytime anyone moves around, they wear a mask. Plus, with the size of our parking lot, our social distancing isn’t just six feet. We maintain a ten feet minimum between family units in our mosh pit, and a vacant parking space between each car. Our children’s ministry meets in our back parking lot (also socially distanced), though kids can stay with their parents. Last Sunday we filled almost every parking space, so now we’re thinking about opening a second service. Our current service is 9 a.m. It gets too hot to hold a later morning service, so our next option is evening.

If you’d like to check us out, please arrive by 8:45 a.m. so that all cars are parked before worship begins. We’re at 3985 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Bring a chair, beach umbrella, sunscreen, and your smile. We’d love to meet you… at six feet apart


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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 Business Safety: Discovery our Recovery

As local businesses continue to reopen and adapt during these times of uncertainty, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce are committed to keeping the health and safety of our community our top priority.

That’s why the City is supporting and assisting the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Discover our Recovery Business Safety Promise.’ We’re committed to helping our community members move forward safely together.

The program is designed to help business owners communicate their commitment to following all public health orders and guidelines from the State of California, County of San Diego, City of San Marcos and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A ‘Discover our Recovery’ multimedia toolkit, aimed at helping businesses protect their employees, customers and the community, can be downloaded at: www.sanmarcoschamber.com/business-promise-program. Business owners that make the ‘Discover our Recovery Business Safety Promise’ can display a program decal in their windows to let customers know that their business is committed to following all recommended precautions to provide a safe environment.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I know I’ve been talking a lot recently about COVID 19 and Taxes, so this week I would like to share with you a wonderful experience I had observing our city staff in action. I went on a ride-along with one of our Fire Battalion Chiefs, and I was able to witness first-hand how they work with our Police Department and other city departments. In the short morning I was with them, we had two paramedic calls, 1 homeless person who was listed as a danger to themselves or others, a car accident that caused a collapsed wall in a house, another homeless person who was found passed out and we even visited the public works yard checking on fire truck repairs.

There really isn’t enough space for me to describe the observed professionalism, compassion, and genuine concern for our residents. You would think that after a time these types of calls would be routine and complacency would set in. I am here to tell you that they treated everyone even, those deserving of judgement, as if they were a family member. I was never so proud to be living in Escondido. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

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Call for "Nonprofit of the Year" minations, Through August 21, Online The office of Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath is accepting nominations for “Nonprofit of the Year for the 76th Assembly District.” These nonprofits may be nominated for their services, their volunteers, or for their innovative programs. Complete a simple one-page contact form with an attached summary description of why you think they should be nominated. The deadline to submit nominations is August 21.

Passport to Encinitas on August 22nd - Visual Art + Music + Dance. $20 includes early access, opportunity drawing ticket, restaurant discounts, EFA membership, and the joy of supporting the arts. Special Preview on Saturday, August 22nd, starting at 5:00pm. This is an athome live event and fundraiser for Encinitas Friends of the Arts. Join us for a curated selection of per-

forming and visual arts by local artists, discounts to local restaurant, opportunity drawing included in an all-inclusive ticket. This is a staycation of a lifetime!

Dance to the music with Peter Sprague, the Elements, and Lis Viegas; special tribute to Steve White, enjoy live guest appearances by Johnny C and Encinitas Council members; treat yourself to some yoga and dance movement by Litvak Dance company, and much more. Your hosts are Randall Sims, a recording artist and member of the Encinitas Arts Commission, and Brent Ringoot, a California native who lives in Cardiff.

Thanks to our sponsors and participating restaurants. Help support artists and businesses by purchasing your tickets by contacting 2020 Encinitas Friends of the Arts, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024. You Can Help Clear the Shelters August 1-31, 2020 - During the

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Help Stop the Spread of the Coronav irus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the way we go about our daily lives. We are living in challenging times as we adjust to what has eventually become a “new normal” that no one ever envisioned. Whether it is how to conduct business with health and safety measures in place, to the economic stress on families and businesses, or just worrying what the future holds, we are all anxious to get back to something close to normal. The Vista City Council and I are actively taking steps to support our residents and our business owners during this critical time. We have also seen many Vista companies rise to the challenges when it comes to helping out during the pandemic. Their spirit and determination is an integral component of the Vista community. Please help stop the spread of the coronavirus. By practicing simple protocols of covering your face, physically distancing, washing hands, and avoid gatherings and crowds, we can help flatten the curve once again.

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

Join in the trend that keeps on trending: sustainable, water-wise landscapes! In San Diego’s sunny, Mediterranean climate, sustainable landscapes are a nobrainer. To keep maintenance and water use to a minimum, many homeowners have turned to landscapes that feature climate-appropriate landscape design, utilize efficient irrigation practices, and support healthy watersheds.

Your landscape is a means of self-expression, and with a plethora of resources out there, it is easier than ever to make your dream landscape come true! Whether you are a master gardener already or you’re just getting started, there are rebates, workshops, and resources available to help you achieve your Landscape Goals. In partnership with the San Diego County Water Authority, the City of Oceanside offers a variety of rebates to help residents in Oceanside and throughout the County save water. The rebates can be applied for at www.socalwatersmart.com.

month of August, we're participating in the annual Clear the Shelters adoption drive along with many of our San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition partners. And we hope you’ll play a part, too! This nationwide event, held in partnership with NBC and Telemundo, typically runs for just one day every summer. But like most things, Clear the Shelters looks a little different this year.

As individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing, this year’s Clear the Shelters event is a month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort. It will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for friends like you to give online to participating animal shelters. Last year during Clear the Shelters, San Diego Humane Society adopted out 483 animals — more than any other shelter in the country — and we’re looking to continue that trend this year! We use the phrase “clear the shelters” endearingly to express our desire for every shelter pet to have a new home and loving family of their own. Especially in these unprecedented times, we need you! Here are three ways you can participate in Clear the Shelters to help make this wish a reality:

Adopt - If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family during this stay-at-home time, we have many wonderful animals in need of good homes. Just click through to schedule a virtual adoption consultation! The available animals on our website are updated daily, so check back regularly. Here are just a few of the animals currently waiting to meet their new families! While animals provide wonderful companionship, we understand that it’s not always a good time to add to your family. If that’s the case for you, there are other ways you can help “clear the shelters.”

Donate - In addition to adoptions, Clear the Shelters is meant to raise awareness about shelter animals and increase support for shelters like ours. The generosity of friends like you allows us to provide animals in need with safe shelter, lifesaving medical care, behavior training, rescue from emergency situations and so much more. And this year, as we work to “clear the shelters,” we’re also deepening our commitment to keeping them clear by reducing

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How do they know what we want?

In his Best Seller “The Power of Habit” Charles Duhigg discusses retail giant Target and its efforts to boost sales by anticipating customer needs through “Guest Analytics.” People become more flexible in their buying habits when lifestyle changes occur. Weddings, divorces, moving, changing jobs and starting a family cause people to change their buying habits. Target reasoned that identifying women early in their pregnancy could give them a competitive targeted marketing edge before the competition even knew these women were pregnant. Target’s “Guest Analytics” for years had accumulated buying habits of millions of customers. Using data from Target’s “baby

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the number of animals who ever have to enter shelters in the first place. We’re doing this by expanding the pet food, services and resources we provide to pet families in need — and your donation today will help make that work possible.

Share - Post the following message on social media to spread the word about Clear the Shelters and help us find homes for every adoptable animal in San Diego!

This August, San Diego Humane Society is working to Clear the Shelters! Your participation in this important nationwide campaign will give thousands of animals throughout San Diego County a second chance. Make a lifesaving difference by adopting or donating today. To learn more, browse available animals or give, visit sdhumane.org/cleartheshelters. Contact us at 619.299.7012.

San Diego Humane Society locations: Escondido Campus - 3500 Burnet Drive, Escondido, CA 92027 Oceanside Campus (dogs) - 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 Oceanside Campus (cats, small animals) - 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 Get Back to School Ready; 25%

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shower registry” they back-tracked the purchasing habits of expectant mothers before and through their pregnancy, identifying changes in products they purchased. From this data they established an early pregnancy probability index with up to ninety percent accuracy. The Company then considered targeting high probability “mothers” with a mailer featuring pregnancy and baby related items. The company knew there was the risk that some of these presumptive “mothers” may not have told anyone or even consulted a doctor and might resent the intrusion into a very private matter. Target decided to go ahead with a “pilot program” anyway.

In January circa 2004 an angry man confronted a Minnesota Target manager waving a copy of the ad sent to his teen age daughter. “Are you trying to encourage her to get pregnant?!” he ranted. The manager didn’t know anything about the “pregnancy marketing mailer” and profusely apologized to the irate dad. Following up a couple of weeks later the manager called the much subdued father who apologized to the manager admitting that he wasn’t always the first to know what was going on in his own household. His daughter’s baby was due in August.

The pilot program did cause “privacy” problems for Target but the Company quickly fixed the problem by adding unrelated products to the mailer making it appear that the baby related items were random and incidental. Expectant mothers still focused on the coupons and products specifically relating to their condition without realizing that they had been snooped and “Targeted.” The cam-

Off In-Store and Online - Habitat for Humanity ReStores are having a Back to School Sale. Get Back to School Ready with 25% Off Storewide! You may or may not be returning to school this fall, but we've got you covered either way with everything you need to get back to school ready. Now through August 29th, print the coupon or show this email when you check out in-store to receive $25% off* your purchase or shop our Back to School sale online and use promo code BTS25.

We've got desks, chairs, sofas, lighting, children's educational toys, and more to spruce up your apartment or dorm, or to get your living room comfy study-ready for online learning. Stop by any of our four ReStore locations to take a look, or you can shop online. There may be a lot of unknowns these days, but one thing is certain - you'll get great stuff at a great price, and support a great cause at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore. *Some exclusions apply. Not valid on ReStore brand paint, new rugs, or new flooring. Contact us at San Diego Habitat for Humanity, 8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111; phone (619) 283-4663, or sandiegohabitat.org.

Postcards to Registered Voters/They Will Get Mail Ballots - The Registrar of Voters is sending postcards to over 1.8 million regis-

paign was a roaring success. When asked about their “Guest Analytics” initiatives, Target’s public relations response was that these efforts primarily benefit the consumer by identifying needs and preferences and allowing Target to be able to accommodate those needs.

Target’s “Guest Analytics” are only one small example of how our data is collected at nearly every point in our commercial and social interaction. For years every time we purchase an item by check or card, the transaction, identified to us, has been logged, compiled and packaged to be used or sold. Face recognition is rapidly removing any anonymity we once enjoyed by transacting in cash and our Internet browsing is tracked and collated. In the USA private interests finance the vast majority of data collection in the name of competitive marketing. To the extent that it actually does anticipate consumer wants and needs by providing products quickly and effi-

ciently it can be a great benefit. The negative side of this explosive trend in the collection of personal information is that commercial interests may use it to exploit us through “hidden persuaders” or our own weaknesses. Another concern is that access to our data makes us easier targets for criminal activity. The third and scariest trend is one in which political movements, law enforcement agencies and governments may use our information and social media to target individuals and organizations that do not support their particular politics. There is mounting evidence that this fear is not unfounded. Here at The Computer Factory we don’t have access to these high-tech tools that cause consumers to recklessly toss around bundles of their hard earned cash at Target, Costco, Wall Mart and the rest of the retail giants. All we have is great products and services with occasional bouts of begging and groveling.

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tered voters in San Diego County this week telling them to expect a mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.

In light of COVID-19, the Governor signed two executive orders to send mail ballots to every active registered voter in California so they can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner. Those who need to vote in person will also have that option. What does this mean for you? Nearly 75% of the county’s registered voters are already signed up to permanently receive their ballot by mail so the Registrar’s Office is well positioned to manage this increase. If you need to vote in person, polling places will be open for four days, Oct. 31 through Election Day, Nov. 3. Be prepared. There will be fewer locations than in prior elections, so your location has most likely changed. What do you need to do? Be Vote Ready! Check your registration information. Make sure your residence and, if different, your mailing address is up to date. Have you moved or changed your name? Whether you are new to San Diego County or just moved down the street you need to re-register to vote. Are you a first-time voter? Register to vote – it takes less than two minutes. In response to the governor’s exec-

utive orders, the Registrar of Voters office has launched a Vote Safer San Diego campaign to encourage voters to vote from home. Ballots will start going out in the mail the week of Oct. 5th, giving voters nearly a month to mark their ballot and return it before Election Day. You can now track your mail ballot every step of the way by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?”. Sign up now to receive automatic notifications at sdvote.com.

What if you need to vote in person? The Registrar’s office encourages you to take advantage of early voting: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday starting Oct. 5 at the Registrar’s office. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2 at your assigned polling place or the Registrar’s office. The Registrar’s Office and polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. If you decide to vote in person, be sure to bring your mail ballot with you and prepare for long lines. The Registrar especially encourages older adults and people with underlying medical conditions to avoid long lines and crowded polling places by voting early. Learn more about voting in the presidential general election at sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.

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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 12 Information furnished by:Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office, on August5 6, 2020.

Newsom Administration Fails to Provide Accurate Data on Health Crisis - This past week both the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle had articles that indicate that "California's coronavirus tracking system is broken and leaves California in the dark: We have no idea", and "California's coronavirus response is in crisis mode, as computer glitch makes case data unreliable".

The Chronicle reported that since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Newsom has said the state's response would be guided by data. Now, a lack of accurate data has thrown that response into limbo. A bug in California's electronic system for collecting infectious disease data is causing mass confusion over the state coronavirus response... State officials revealed the computer problem Tuesday, and admitted that it has led to cases being underreported in many if not all counties. Even though the problem apparently started last month, Newsom cited some of the now-questionable data Monday as reason for cautious optimism after more than a month of surging numbers. The Times reported the breakdown in California's coronavirus test reporting system is disrupting pandemic response efforts across the state, leaving local officials in the dark about the spread of Covid-19 and blocking the ability of counties to get restrictions lifted until the system is fixed. State officials have not yet provided details on when fixes will be made to the electronic system, called CalREDIE, that reports coronavirus test results to the state's disease registry system. California, as a result, lacks an accurate count of coronavirus infections, ... The flawed picture has cast into serious doubt California's pandemic outlook. But one of the most damaging fallouts of the missed data, ... might be a decline in public trust. For more information and links to be able to read the articles in the Times and Chronicle, contact Jacqui Nguyen at 858.999.7706.

Thanks4giving in August Fundraiser - The North County Food Policy Council of the Alliance for Regional Solutions invites you to participate in the 3rd annual Thanks4Giving in August Fundraising Dinner on August 29th to support the Turkey Tally Program. The evening will include family-style Thanksgiving Dinner, prepared by Oceanside Kitchen Collaborative, for 4-6 people that can be delivered to your home or picked up, between 5pm and 6pm,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9012442 The name of the business: Emma’s Cleaning Services, located at 317 Arnel Ave., Vista, CA. 92083 Registrant Information: Briednette and Raul Alberto Ruiz Linares 317 Arenel Ave. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 5/26/2020 /s/ Briednette Ruiz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/24/2020. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/3/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9012561 The name of the business: WeDoPros, located at 2517 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: Laura Michelle Letuligasenoa 2433 Andersen Lane Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/16/2020 /s/ Laura Michelle Letuligasenoa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/25/2020. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011760 The name of the business: Mind Body Recess by Pamela Renee, located at 151 E. 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92025. Registrant Information: Pamela Renee Miller 436 Paso del Norte Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 6/15/2020 /s/ Pamela Renee Miller Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/10/2020. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9012563 The name of the business: Moving Munchkins, located at 2326 Sentinel Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Hope Murison Reyes 2326 Sentinel Lane San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Hope Murison Reyes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/25/2020. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9012461 The name of the business: Sol Transportation, located at 2525 Ramona Dr., Vista, CA. 92084 Registrant Information: Sol Trans., Inc. 2525 Ramona Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation.. First day of business 6/01/2020 /s/ Marco Cardoso, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/25/2020. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/3/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9012181 The name of the business: Haldane House, located at 2813 Dove Tail Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Amber Haldane 2813 Dove Tail Drive Sn Marcos, CA. 9078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/10/20. /s/ Amber Haldane Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/20/2020. 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 & 8/20/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9011788 The name of the business: Rachel’s, located at 620 Main Street, Ramona, CA. 92065. Registrant Information: The Main Course, LLC 620 Main Street Ramona, CA. 92065 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/ Orrin Day, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/10/2020. 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 & 8/20/2020

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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 DP20-0006 on August 24, 2020. Project No.: DP20-0006 Applicant: Alexander Korber, Capital Jewelry & Loan Request: Director’s Permit for a secondhand jewelry store offering loans on merchandise within an existing 750 square foot tenant space in an existing commercial center, located at 727 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 109 within the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Area (SPA) Zone. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project categorically exempt (EX20074) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of Property: 727 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 109, more particularly described as: Parcel C of Parcel Map No. 15568 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 February 13, 1989. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-270-6300. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Jordan Yanke, Assistant Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3204, or via email jyanke@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 September 3, 2020. 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 Ghenderson@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 activitiy, 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: 08/13/20.

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CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (FIN RFP20-04) PUBLIC FACILITIES FEE UPDATE AND NEXUS STUDY

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING N/A. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of professional consultant services as required to update the Public Facilities Fee Program and preparation of applicable nexus studies. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is $100,000 - $150,000. TERM up to two (2) years. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/p ortal/portal.cfm?CompanyID= 39481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 8/13/20

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RODNEY RAY MCMAHAN Case No. 37-2020-0022710 PR-LA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Rodney Ray McMahan. A petition for probate has been filed by Cindy McMahan in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., 3rd Floor, Probate, San Diego, Ca., 92101, Probate Division, Central Courthouse. The Petition for Probate requests that Cindy McMahan, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: October 7, 2020 Time: 1:30 p.m. . Dept: 502 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Amy M. Vance, Esquire Law Office of Amy M. Vance 9921 Carmel Mountain Rd. #296 San Diego, CA. 92129 Telephone: 619.607.0890 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2020

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