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August 18, 2022

Volume 52 - No. 32

by lyle e davis

The first time I ever saw Willie Nelson in a live concert was back in Omaha, Nebraska, sometime in the mid to late 1950’s. He had short hair, wore a black, or dark blue suit, white shirt and red standard neck tie.

Quite a different image from today’s Willie Nelson.

He was part of a touring show. I don’t remember now if it was Elvis on tour, or some other touring show . . . I do remember Sonny James was also on he had a big hit with “Young Love”. Quite a change from today’s Willie Nelson. No more short hair, no more suit and tie; well trimmed gray beard, long flowing gray hair (no more braids), cowboy hat (later in the show, a bandana) and he simply walks on stage and jumps right into 'Whiskey River,'' a brokenhearted drinking song that has been Nelson's set starter for decades.

On April 30, Nelson turned 89. No matter which song he sings, he still improvises new shades of meaning each time.

Back when I first saw Willie, he was pretty much mainstreammusic. He was being noticed, but not by a whole lot of people . . . or a whole lot of recording execs. That would change.

Willie has worked hard all his life. Not much has changed . . except, perhaps, his rate of pay.

He started working by the age of five, picking cotton in Abbott, Texas. When he was a toddler, his mother, a dancer, and his father, a musician, left him and his older sister, Bobbie, who plays keyboards in The Paper - 760.747.7119

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his band, to be raised by their grandparents.

The grandfather bought Nelson a guitar when he was six, and taught him a few chords. With his sister Bobbie he sang gospel songs in the local church. He wrote his first song when he was seven and played in a local band at age nine. During the summer, like most of Abbott's inhabitants, the family picked cotton. As Nelson didn't like picking cotton, starting at age thirteen and continuing through high school, he earned money by singing in local dance halls, taverns, and honky tonks. Nelson was influenced musically during his childhood by Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb, Django Reinhardt, Ray Price, and Hank Snow.

He played his first professional date at eight, and as an adult sold vacuum cleaners door to door. In 1952, he married Martha Matthews. Seeking a stable income, he took a job as a disc jockey at local radio stations in addition to booking shows. He studied agriculture at Baylor University from 1954 to 1956. In 1956, Nelson moved

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

Serious male hipness. Hip, like in Gentleman's Quarterly. Of course if you're a really hip kind of guy, you call it GQ.

This is a magazine that features male models wearing greasy hair combed straight back so the comb marks show, sports coats with the sleeves pushed up, and pensive looks. I'd look pensive, too, if I'd just dropped $350 on a shirt that needs ironing. In its most recent issue, which I swear on the grave of Hank Williams is the first one I ever bought, there is an article titled "99 things every 30-year-old must know".

It says, for instance, that by the time you are 30, you guys should: have bailed a buddy out of jail,

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to Vancouver, Washington to begin his formal musical career. His first record, "No Place For Me" was not successful. Nelson continued working as a radio announcer and singing in Vancouver clubs. He sold the song "Family Bible" for $50 to a guitar instructor, and the song turned into a hit for Claude Gray in 1960. Nelson moved to Nashville in 1960, but no label signed him. Although most of his demos were rejected, thanks to his songwriting and Hank Cochran's help, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music. After Ray Price recorded Nelson's "Night Life," Nelson joined Price's touring band as a bass player. While playing with Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Nelson's songs became hits for other artists, including "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Billy Walker), "Hello Walls" (Faron Young), "Pretty Paper" (Roy Orbison), and, most famously, "Crazy" (Patsy Cline), which became the biggest jukebox hit of all time. He was gaining recognition as a songwriter but despaired of

Eye Surgery Doesn’t Mean Sore Eyes for Sight By Cecil Scaglione

“Certainly we encourage you to eat breakfast,” the doctor’s assistant smiled through the phone when I called the day before my scheduled laser eye surgery.

I hadn’t been able to eat after midnight on each of the two days when my cataract-clouded lenses were replaced by modern-technology’s tri-focal prescription lenses that brought an end to some six decades of requiring spectacles to see.

And I asked how long we would be. The technician checked my file and said, “I see we’re doing both eyes so you should be in and out of here within an hour.” Both eyes! No one had told me that. Which taught me a lesson.

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have been to a half a dozen major league ball parks, have had your heart broken, have had a one night stand you're ashamed of, be able to politely say no to a woman, have thrown out your Aqua Velva, have given up air guitar, have said something to a boss and lover that you'll regret for the rest of your life, have all your posters in frames, own socks in colors other than blue, brown and black, and have spent one night in either jail, a bordello, a monastery, a youth hostel or a Motel 6. It is stuff like that that makes you hip, GQ says. But this is not hip. This is pretending to be hip. Real Hip is Country Hip. Real Hip is knowing that Hank Williams Jr.'s mama's name was Miss Audrey and being able to sink a two-rail pool shot the long way. Real Hip is Bubba Hip.

It takes a different set of skills and experiences to be Bubba Hip. While GQ insists that to be hip you must own a tuxedo, Bubba says you must own at least one pair of bibbed overalls that you wear without a shirt.

GQ says you should own a power drill by age 30. Bubba says make that a chain saw and not one of those dinky suburban ones either, but a full throttle monster that can cut through a Plymouth. GQ says 30-year-olds should have had six nights that you could not remember the day after. Bubba says you should wake up at least six

mornings and not remember where you left your pickup or the name of the street where you are.

GQ says you should know how to pronounce "Chassagne-Montrachet and when to drink it". Bubba says you should know how to pronuounce chitterlings" and have the guts not to eat them when those around you are making fools of themselves. GQ says you should know which is worth more, a flush or a straight, and why. Bubba says if you don't know, you are welcome to play poker with him any time.

medical. No matter what. In this case, it wasn’t shocking to hear both eyes would be repaired at the same time. But not knowing could have been a problem when I filled out the required pre-surgery paperwork. Right at the beginning, the form asks what you’re in for: Right Eye, Left Eye, or Both Eyes. I knew they were going to correct the major astigmatism in my right eye because computer images showed a major flaw on the orb. My left eye had a cylindrical bump stretching diagonally across it and I thought that was to be shaved off later. But I would have circled Right Eye and set myself on a course that would have been trouble for the team assembled to enhance my vision. Both sides were to blame for this communications gap. I hadn’t asked and they must have assumed someone told me.

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GQ says you must have one restaurant where you are known and still welcome. Bubba says you must have one tavern where you are known -- and not welcome.

GQ says you should be able to pick a ripe canteloupe. Bubba says you should be able to grow a ripe canteloupe.

GQ says you should, by the time you are 30, have skinny dipped with someone worth bragging about. Bubba says you should never swim nekkid with a lady then brag about it.

GQ says that you should own a hat that is not a ski, baseball or cowboy hat. Bubba says why?

GQ says you should be able to speak a foreign language by the time you are 30. Bubba says that speaking English is tough enough for him by 11:30 on Saturday night.

GQ says you should "have used a good one-liner if perchance, God forbid, by some quirk of fate occasionally you were unable to perform sexually". Bubba has no idea what they're talking about.

GQ says you should have worn an earring by the time you're 30. Bubba says he thinks he understands the problem with GQ hip. ••••

GQ says you should be able to carve a turkey by the time you are 30. Bubba says that you should never carve a turkey that you didn't shoot, either in the woods or at the rescue squad's annual fund-raising turkey shoot.

GQ says you should have had "an adult sports experience that equals in glory a childhood sports experience". Bubba adds that it should involve shotguns, pool cues or a bored and stroked '66 GTO.

GQ says you should be able to hum the entire score of "Guys and Dolls". Bubba says you should be able to complete the following country music lyric: "I was drunk the day my mama got out of prison...".


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becoming a singer. The fact that he didn't sound like anyone else was not an advantage at the time.

"I never pretended to have a great voice," he says. "It works and I can carry a tune. If you have a good song, that's about all that's required."

Nelson knew he needed to be out front himself, presenting his music in his own way, however unorthodox his voice and unconventional his look. Easier said than done, given the Nashville assembly line of the era. Nelson began putting together the tight-knit musical team that would stay intact for decades and building a following on the road. Nelson signed with Liberty Records in 1961 and released several singles, including "Willingly" and "Touch Me," a duet with his soon-to-be second wife, Shirley Collie. He recorded his first album And Then I Wrote.

In 1965, Nelson moved to RCA Victor Records. The

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same year he joined the Grand Ole Opry and released a string of standard, Nashville Soundinspired country albums, mostly produced by Chet Atkins. He had a number of mid-level chart hits throughout the 1960s and early 1970s before retiring and moving to Austin, Texas, in 1971. Austin's burgeoning hippie music scene pulled Nelson back to music. His popularity in Austin soared as he played his own brand of country music marked by rock and roll, jazz, western swing, and folk influences. He called a kindred spirit, Waylon Jennings, and told him “something is going on down here.”

But it wasn’t until 1972, when the legendary producer, Jerry Wexler, signed him as the anchor for a country division of Atlantic Records, that someone encouraged his idiosyncratic, genre-bending sounds in the studio. And now things began to change. Suddenly, the world caught up with Willie Nelson, and by sticking to his guns, he now seemed visionary rather than stubborn. A hastily assembled compilation of songs by likeminded artists was given the

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title “Wanted: The Outlaws” and became country’s first millionselling album. In 1978, “Stardust,” a magnificent collection of standards produced by the soul artist Booker T. Jones, was an even bigger hit, and Nelson was a bona fide celebrity. Soon, he was also a movie star, playing variations of himself in a string of films, from “The Electric Horseman” to “HalfBaked.” His addiction to touring kept accelerating — the Oscarnominated “On the Road Again” (which he called “the easiest song I ever wrote”) was more than just a theme song; it was a creed to live by.

“From the mid-1970's through the mid-80's, Willie was close to being the king of country music, although his sound has always stood starkly apart from the Nashville mainstream. For nearly two decades, he and his band, the Family, have taken on the appearance of a band of musical gypsies who do what they do, oblivious of pop fashion. Ragtag and homemade, but soulful and spontaneous, their sound might best be described simply as "Willie Willie Cont. on Page 5

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REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA – SAN MARCOS RWOC-SM are looking forward to restarting our luncheon schedule for the next year on September 5, Labor Day and welcoming our guest speaker addressing a situation that is

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It all began more than a dozen years earlier when my eye doctor, during a routine annual eye exam, commented that I should look forward to removal of my cataracts because I would be able to consider junking my glasses. I had been wearing Coke-bottle prescription glasses since I was 9 when we moved from a rural hamlet into the city and a school nurse discovered I had to look cross-eyed to read.

While lasik eye surgery may not be for everyone, medical and technical advances have made it easier for the more than 25 million people over 40 who develop cataracts to regain clear vision.

I had noticed I was losing some of my night vision. It was nothing drastic but the eye doctor got me thinking so I began shopping around for prices. The question was how much it would cost and what was entailed in removing my cataracts and eliminating my need for glasses, which were costing me around $600 a year. I went to three other doctors besides my own. All four described what I call Steps One, Two and Three. Step One involved the removal of my cataract-clogged lenses and replace-

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Escondido’s Sales Tax Increase Makes it to the Ballot Box

The City Council approved a ¾-cent sales tax ballot measure late last month aiming to use additional funds to maintain and improve public safety services throughout the city. The council’s approval marked the second attempt to get a tax measure on the ballot after missing the ballot in 2020. Staff had originally proposed a onecent tax measure, which tested well among more than 1,000 voters in a survey conducted this year. Approximately 63% of respondents indicated they would favor a one-cent sales tax increase that would remain in effect until ended by voters. Through a compromise, the City Council passed by a 4-1 vote the ¾cent sales tax measure to end in 15 years. To get the measure on the ballot, the council needed at least four votes. Councilmember Joe Garcia voted against the ballot measure.

City officials have debated a sales tax increase for some time in response to its budget woes. The city’s staterequired public employee unfunded pension liability fund obligates Escondido to pay between $15 and $22 million annually until 2044. A ¾-cent sales tax increase would raise Escondido’s current sales tax rate of 7.75% to 8.5% and would generate approximately $21 million annually. At least 50% of that would be used to support police and fire; to maintain infrastructure, parks and buildings; and to address homelessness.

The council also voted to add language

Man About Town George Lee

I had a guy in basic training named George Lee. He was Chinese.

George was a heavy set guy, kind of awkward, spoke broken English. The other guys kinda picked on him but I became his pal. He kinda turned to me for help and support. I gave it to him. Though George could be a pest, at times. He called me "Mr. Dabitt". I remember one day he dropped his rifle and the NCO gave him a royal chewing out and some extra pushups. After the detail was over I could barely keep from laughing when he muttered under his breath. . ."Goddammee sumabitchee. . .". One weekend George came back

to the ballot measure that would cite reducing the city’s pension obligations with the funds as well. Garcia, Morasco and Deputy Mayor Tina Inscoe felt that adding the language would be more transparent to voters. Voters in the survey also indicated that reducing pension costs with the funds was on the lower end of their priorities. Instead, residents identified wanting additional public safety efforts, infrastructure improvements and actions addressing homelessness to improve Escondido’s quality of life.

Meanwhile, without additional revenue, the city could be forced to make cuts to police, fire, road maintenance, homeless encampment cleanups and other service areas, cuts that McNamara said would impact the city’s quality of life. FATAL COLLISION INVOLVING BICYCLIST- ESCONDIDO

On August 11, 2022, at 10:26 a.m. the Escondido Police Department received a 911 call reporting a collision involving a bicyclist on Broadway north of El Norte Parkway. Escondido Police Officers arrived within minutes and discovered a 73-year-old male lying on the sidewalk. The involved driver was identified as a 69-year-old female, who was transported from the scene for non-life-threatening medical treatment. Officers assisted the Escondido Fire Department with life saving measures, but the male died on scene due to the injuries sustained in the collision. Investigators determined the male had been riding his bicycle, in the bicycle lane, south on Broadway. He was struck by the vehicle, which was also traveling south on Broadway behind the bicyclist. There are no further

from leave. He had gone to San Francisco and, seeing as how I was the only guy in the barracks that didn't pick on him. . .his pal, sort of, he shared with me a prized possession. He said. . ."Mr. Dabitt. . .come here and look." He opened his wallet and showed a plastic photograph case. Inside the case was a hair. "Pubic hair. From prostitute in San Francisco." Gave me a big, toothy grin. "That's really great, George", I said.

He kept a soft smile on his face, turned and went about his business. He had a smile the rest of the week. Prior to that, George hadn't smiled much.

Upon reflection I mis-remembered what George called me. It was not "Mr. Dabbit", but "Ly-Dabbit". "You very good man,Ly-Dabbit. You my fren' Ly-Dabbit." Funny how the mind wanders back and remembers things from 38 years ago.

George was a chubby kid. Awkward as hell. Had a hard time keeping in step with the unit when we were marching. Never saw him laugh. Not once. Saw him smile a few times. A silly smile. Like when he showed me the prostitutes pubic hair. I've always kinda wondered whatever happened to him. Everyone picked on him, even the NCO's. I

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details at this time. Intoxication does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The primary investigator on this collision is Officer Pete McCollough. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to call Officer McCollough at 760-839-4930. Please follow the Escondido Police Department on social media @EscondidoPolice.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org Serious Injury Traffic Collison, Basswood Avenue at Valley Street, Carlsbad

On August 7, at 5:45 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the intersection of Basswood Avenue at Valley Street due to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and an electric bicycle.

On arrival, officers found a 35-year-old female electric bike cyclist injured near the intersection of Basswood Avenue and Valley Street. Traveling on the electric bicycle with the female was a 16-month-old female child. The child did not appear to be injured. The driver of the Toyota 4-Runner, a 42-year-old female, remained at the scene.

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remember one day the NCO's called him out of a crowd to use for a hand grenade demo.

The NCO would drop the grenade, you were supposed to yell "grenade!", kick it into a safety hole so it could explode harmlessly, then vacate the area and/or drop to the ground, placing your hands and arms over your head. The NCO dropped the grenade and George turned on his heels and ran away. Slowly. He was an awkward kid. We all fell down laughing, me included. The grenade was a dummy grenade used for practice.

George had a scalp problem. Alopecia, I think. Looked like ringworm or something. Naturally, we all had the close buzz cuts they give basic training recruits. After a few weeks of basic training the guys in the platoon decided George Lee needed a GI party (where a bunch of guys gang up on another and give him (or the barracks) a thorough scrubbing and cleaning). The plans were laid. After lights out we would crawl down the floor, surround his bed, at a signal we would lift George out of bed and carry him off to the shower room where he would be showered, soaped and scalp rubbed with a scrub brush. I participated. After it was over he came out of the shower, clearly hurt and upset that this had happened. His face kept the same quiet, serene look but I could tell he was hurt.

Letters to the Editor The Fentanyl Story

Lyle, great story. Shouldn’t there be a warning about how China is dealing with pharmaceutical companies in the U.S,. that is allowing the Chinese manufacture our medicines? There’s nothing to stop them from lacing our drugs with this poison. I hope drugs will show where the medicine was made so we can reject them. Please print an article about this which is very important and mind boggling, how far our country has stooped so low with out of control Democrats. God bless America! Angelo Caruso San Marcos, CA.

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Then he looked at me. I saw a brief flicker in his eyes. . a flicker of hurt. A sense of betrayal. I had been "ly-dabbit", his only friend. The one guy that treated him decently. And I had been in on the gang that gave him a GI party.

I can't remember ever feeling more ashamed of myself. •••• Back in the 1970’s I managed KOWN radio in Escondido for 7 years. This was mostly during the Alan Skuba era when he owned the radio station and was also an Escondido City Council member and, later, Mayor. During that time we frequently got invitations to La Costa where they had the celebrity tennis tournaments. We'd go to the barbecues and cocktail parties and mingle with the stars. Just like each of you, we had the same fears. "What the hell do we talk about?" "What do you say to a star?" "I hope I/we don't put our foot in our mouth(s)". It is surprising what a few well placed Scotch and Sodas will do!

All of a sudden our inhibitions were lessened to the point that when introduced to a luminary we didn't wet our pants. But, alas, we did put our foot in our

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Willie Cont. from Page 3 Nelson music." Organized around Mr. Nelson's vibrant acoustic guitar, which incorporates elements of rockabilly, honky-tonk and Texan swing music while remaining mindful of Tin Pan Alley and Nashville in its respect for the well-made song.” — Stephen Holden Willie has become instantly recognizable, both by his distinctive voice, but with his grizzled face, his long hair (no longer worn in braids) and his red, white and blue bandanna. .

His band, featuring his sister Bobbie Nelson's parlor piano and Mickey Raphael's pillowy harmonica, plays quietly, nearly all on acoustic instruments, making room for Mr. Nelson to tease and recalibrate the songs at whim. He tends to group songs by genre, only to individualize them anyway. He will often linger over the words, as he did to turn ''Always on My Mind'' into a vow of repentance.

He plays state fairs, minorleague ballparks and Las Vegas ballrooms. His voice remains immediately identifiable, and

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The cyclist was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. The child was also transported as a precaution.

The cause of the collision has yet to be determined. Drugs or alcohol are not considered to be a factor in the collision. Police investigators are seeking additional witnesses to the collision. For more information -Accident Investigator, Corporal Matt Bowen, 442-339-2282 or matt.bowen@carlsbadca.gov New Restaurant Row owner proposes mixed-use project at site

The new owner of the Old California Restaurant Row property in San Marcos has applied to develop over 200 housing units and 10,000 square feet of new commercial space on a portion of the site still home to several businesses.

Located along West San Marcos Boulevard and Via Vera Cruz, Restaurant Row has been a San Marcos pillar since it was founded by developer Jim Eubank in the 1970s, hosting a variety of mom-and-pop as well as chain eateries over the years.

Many were shocked when the Eubank family sold the land to a company called San Marcos Restaurant Row LLC at the end of 2020, as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Application materials submitted to the city of San Marcos on June 17 identify

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virtually unchanged over 50 years. His appeal is all but universal, as illustrated by his collaborations with everyone from Ray Charles to Julio Iglesias to Kid Rock. Not bad for a guy who’s also known as a pot-smoking, taxdodging supporter of Dennis Kucinich.

Nelson, who is married to wife No. 4, may be most recognizable for, in earlier years at least, his Pocahontas braids, but it's those eyes that start the trouble. Even now, at 89, they are perfectly almond shaped, deep brown and, well, just deep. Look into them for too long and you may regret it. As one of his early wives did, no doubt, that famous time she walked in on him in bed with another woman. Mr. Nelson focused those soulful, sexy eyes on her and asked: "Are you gonna believe what you see? Or what I tell you?" She chose the former..

Nelson's misfortune in love (or maybe just his greed) is the reason he can wail his songs about heartbreak so well. Not to mention write them. When he went home drunk and passed out the new owner as Elizabeth Papera and real estate company Lennar Homes of California as the developer and applicant for the project.

The submitted plans cover a nearly 11acre site area in the center of the property, partially bordering West San Marcos Boulevard. Most of the area is currently used for parking but also houses businesses The King & I of San Marcos, Landon’s East Meets West, Old California Mining Company, The 55 Yardline Sports Bar and Grill, and IHOP in two separate buildings. City officials do not know whether the developer plans to displace these businesses as part of their project.

“If they are going to be displaced, I don’t know if the developer is going to be working with the existing businesses to find space for them in their plan,” said city spokeswoman Tess Sangster. “[Whether] it is or isn’t his plan, our goal is to be able to have them continue their business. It would be great if we could get them set up at another location in town.” Leaders of Lennar’s San Diego division said they are still early in the process for the project but are envisioning a thriving residential and commercial area.

“Our vision for the area is to create a vibrant and walkable neighborhood with outdoor dining, shops and services, social gathering spaces and new housing,” said Alex Plishner, senior vice president of Lennar’s San Diego division. “Plans are still very early in the application process, but we look forward to hearing feedback from members of the community.”

cold for the thousandth time, his first wife sewed him into the bedsheets "buck naked," as he likes to say, and piled his clothes and the kids into the car and left. It makes you wonder whom he really wrote "Crazy" about. But life can be funny for a crooning cowboy. While on the road he has to sing his love songs to everyone but his wife, Anne Marie, back in Spicewood, Texas, for whom they are meant. And being on the road again means living on his bus, Honeysuckle Rose II.

His hair, once reddish-brown, has now turned gray, and finely sifted with gray, hangs loose down his back. And his face! It is marked with so many creases, hollows and furrows it looks almost geological. He sits quietly, watching, like a cornered animal that can't decide if he should pounce, flee or purr.

Navy velvet curtains hang over the windows, and the dark brown paneling and dark carpet seem to soak up light. "It's kind of like living in a submarine," Nelson acknowledges, showing a small smile. "But I'm happy on the bus. Home is where you're happy. Previously known as a dining and entertainment hub with up to 15 businesses at a time, Restaurant Row has seen the closure of several restaurants in recent years, including longtime favorites like San Marcos Brewery and Grill in 2020, Sublime Alehouse in 2021, and Katsu Seafood and Steakhouse earlier this year. It’s not all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Hadley, owner of the 55 Yardline Sports Bar, said many businesses have been leaving upon hearing that their leases will not be renewed with the pending redevelopment. Hadley’s lease ends in February, and while he may be able to get an extension, he doesn’t know what will come next.

“I’ve been here 17 years and made a damn good business out here. Now, I can’t even sell because without a longterm lease, no one’s going to buy if they can’t invest,” Hadley said. “I would love to stay in business; I don’t want to close my business. But with how it’s looking, I might have to close my doors and walk. I have 24 employees that will lose their jobs.” While exact details about the project are vague, the application mentions plans for constructing 202 multifamily and townhome units above groundlevel commercial businesses, as well as a 1.5- acre park and street improvements. . Before selling the property, the city of San Marcos had approved a minor redevelopment plan to spruce up Restaurant Row with additional landscaping and patios. However, this project has since been tabled with the change in ownership. Lennar, which has a San Diego divi-

It can be anywhere, out there playing music, wherever I'm at. I refuse to stay where I'm not happy, and if I can't change it, because of bad vibes or whatever, there's no reason to stay."

"A lot of people get tired of the road," he continues. "But as much as I enjoy being at home with the toys I have there, I still need to leave that and go play music. I have the best of two worlds, though it's hard to balance them. They're both fragile. There's the desire to be where you are plus the desire to go back where you were." Money has been a loaded issue for Mr. Nelson since 1990, when the Internal Revenue Service seized his house and all his assets for nonpayment of $16.7 million in taxes. What happened, he says, was that he owed $2 million in taxes, and on advice of his accountants, Price Waterhouse, was told to borrow $12 million to invest in tax shelters so he wouldn't have to pay the $2 million. The only problem, he says, was that, after the fact, the shelters were disallowed.

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sion office, has constructed dozens of residential units in San Marcos, including three residential communities — Parkside at Mission Circle, Skylark near Foothills Park, and Sunrise on Sunrise Avenue. While currently zoned for light industrial and mixed-use development, Lennar has proposed zoning the site as a specific plan area, which would set long-term development goals.

A public hearing for the project will likely not occur for at least a year, Sangster estimated, as staff needs to review the application before it can go to the Planning Commission. The application would go to the City Council for final review and approval if approved by the commission.

According to Sangster, the developer sent out a notice of the application to all businesses within a 1000-foot radius of the project site rather than the typical 500-foot requirement. Other ongoing projects are rapidly changing the landscape of the area surrounding Restaurant Row. The former Sears building at 1100 West San Marcos, located directly west of Old California Coffeehouse and Eatery but separately owned, will be demolished in the coming months and replaced with a mixed-use development holding 82 residential units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space, according to Sangster.


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ment with a plain lens while I continued wearing glasses for the rest of my life. Medicare covered almost all the cost of this procedure.

Step Two was to have a short-sighted lens placed in one eye and a farsighted lens in the other eye and, while the brain adapts to that situation and my eyesight would improve, I would still require reading glasses. This procedure required some additional out-ofpocket costs.

Step Three entailed removing the impaired lenses and replacing them with prescription tri-focal lenses. This involved the most out-ofpocket costs. The extra costs involved in Steps Two and Three ranged from about $1,500 for each eye to $7,000 per eye.

I decided to stick with my doctor, because his prices, while not the lowest, were on the lower end of the median. I chose Step Three because it also included the cost of correcting the astigmatism in my eyes. Reviewing what I paid for eye exams and eyeglasses each year, my surgically new eyes would pay for themselves within five years. I chose to have the second lens implanted two weeks after the first. The result was fantastic. I could see out of that new lens immediately. I had trouble waiting for my second implant. The procedure ate up most of the morning but the surgery itself took about 10 minutes. Stated simply, the clouded lens is sucked out and a plastic lens – think of a small contact lens – with spring-loaded sides to hold it in is set into your eye. The rest of the time was used up in preparing for surgery and staying put for observation immediately afterwards.

About a month later, I was waltzed into surgery again to have the astigmatism removed by laser surgery. What they do is smooth out the imperfections in the curvature of the eye. That’s when I learned both eyes were going to be repaired at the same time.

It was a breeze. This procedure is simple. After having measured your eyeball to determine the flaws that must be removed, they rake a laser beam over it to burn off the bumps and irregularities. Just like every other procedure leading up to this event, I was awake while they were doing this. There never was any pain and the results were instantaneous. I could see the red beam streak across my eye and smell the hot laser doing its work. The doctor must have sensed that and ordered me to “Don’t laugh” so I wouldn’t move and wreck his work and

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But the story has ended happily. He settled out of court with Price Waterhouse and paid back the Government. When his house was auctioned, a group of farmers bought it for him, grateful for the singer's Farm Aid concerts, which have raised $12 million, so now he has it back. "There's a lot of good people out there," Mr. Nelson says simply. So, why bother touring, especially if his debts are paid? "Well, I don't know," he says. "I seem to be happier when I'm working. I tend to get into trouble with too much time on my hands." Like what?

"Like you name it," he shoots back.

The writer, Joe Samuel Starnes describes just one shining moment in Willie’s career:

It was on the trampled grass of a cow pasture in Luckenbach, Texas, on July 4, 1998, the 25th anniversary of his first Fourth of July Picnic. Luckenbach, little more than a flashing-caution-light crossroads settled down in the Pedernales River Valley like an old fly-covered Hereford taking a nap, was both the inspiration for and the title of his 1977 hit with Waylon Jennings that gave us the timeless line: “Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas, with Waylon and Willie and the boys.” Each time he appeared, Willie tossed bandannas, cowboy hats and the occasional sombrero into the swirl of college kids, aging hippies, faux cowboys and the honest-to-goodness salt-of-the-earth locals who swayed and sweated to the music and gulped cold, cold beer all the while.

A whole new atmosphere is created through Willie’s guitar and voice and the artful piano plunking of his “little sister, Bobbie” (who is actually two years older than he is). Her playing was rowdy and hymnlike at the same time, and made me imagine a swinging-door cowboy saloon in the 1800s where everyone carried Colt .45 revolvers.

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Supporting Veterans

Our veterans have never failed us, but sometimes we fail them. Adrian Darren Bonar, a U.S. Army Veteran, is a tragic example. After serving three tours of duty in Iraq, he returned home to North County suffering from PTSD. But due to poor consistency of local treatment services; turning to drugs, he was ultimately murdered.

Sadly, his case is not that unusual. VFW statistics from 2019 indicate that the Veteran's Administration (VA) system is tracking more than 64,000 veterans with opioid disorders, and this number has more than doubled since 2002. Wait times for mental health services are delaying badly needed care. In San Diego, one VA clinic stopped accepting new patients, and others have reported wait times of over 25 days. That’s why I introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 17 (AJR 17). AJR 17 (available here) highlights the problems involving mental health and drug abuse suffered by veterans and how they can be curtailed with better resources and proper treatment. AJR 17 calls upon the Biden administration, Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to take swift action to alleviate the mental health and substance abuse scourges now plaguing those who have served our county.

provide immediate support.

There are also many resources available at the state level. CalVET offers benefits and services for veterans and their families ranging from business opportunities, home loans, healthcare and many others. To reach CalVET, click here When our veterans, like Adrian Bonar, return home, we must step up to protect them.

An electronic version of this article is available at: https://ad75.asmrc.org/

Assemblymember Marie Waldron, RValley Center, 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.

Making more resources available will take time, but many veterans need help now. The VA has just established a 24/7 crisis line phone number for veterans – Dial 988 and press 1. The hotline connects veterans with caring, qualified responders who can

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

A Nightmare for a Community

“A mother’s worst nightmare,” these were the words from Terrie Kellmeyer, Borrego Springs resident ahead of the trial placement for Sexually Violent Predator, Douglas Badger. On Friday, I spent the morning with Terrie and her daughter Poppy, doing the media rounds about the potential ramifications of having a Sexually Violent Predator live in their neighborhood. For Terrie, it hits even closer to home. Terrie is the mother of three, including two children who are deaf. She lives right across the street from the house where Douglas Badger could be placed. Their entire world has been turned upside down the last month, by the placement of one Sexually Violent Predator and the potential for another. The proposed placement of Douglas Badger is in a community with 19 families including four kids that are special needs. It's not right for the State and Liberty Healthcare to hold these trials during these summer months when most of Borrego Springs is out of town. As I mentioned on the news, once Borrego Springs is filled with Sexually Violent Predators, they're going to continue to look for other communities in San Diego County. We must keep fighting these proposed

placements and I'm going to work with our State legislatures to see if there's something we can do to house these SVP's on State prison grounds. These people should not be allowed to terrorize any more people. I am hopeful the judge will also see this and not allow Douglas Badger in any community in San Diego County. I will keep you updated.

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Travel Troubleshooter

Q: My husband and I have a cruise scheduled to depart this month on the American Empress from Vancouver, Wash., to Clarkston, Wash. I logged onto the cruiser line's website to check the Covid protocols including required PCR tests and mask requirements. When we booked the cruise, my husband and I thoroughly reviewed the procedures in place. We felt comfortable and that the overall standards were excellent. However, I was shocked to see how reduced the standards had become. A PCR test was no longer required and only antigen tests would be given before boarding. Proof of vaccinations (not booster shots) were mandatory. But social distancing and masks were no longer required.

I immediately reached out to our travel agent who was equally surprised. She promised to call me back. I am still waiting to hear back from her. In the meantime, I contacted our doctor for his advice with the reduced protocols. He sent us a letter strongly advising us not to participate in the cruise with the increased number of cases. I have also contacted our travel insurance, but our company said we could file a claim if we had a reason to not be vaccinated. My husband and I are both vaccinated. American Queen, the cruise line, will keep 100 percent of our cruise fare if we cancel now. But the cruise line changed its protocol without any notification. And the companies’ present protocols are less than other major cruise lines. Could you help us either get our money back, or a cruise credit? -Patricia Voorhees Furlong, Lebanon, Pa.

A: I can understand your reasons for canceling your cruise. Your health is more important than any vacation. But is American Queen required to refund your cruise when it changes its COVID requirements? Before I answer, I wanted to clarify the timeline on this. Your cruise was scheduled for May 2022, when cases were rising again, but many cruise lines had loosened their masking and social distancing requirements.

American Queen doesn't address health and safety requirements in its passenger ticket contract the legal agreement between you and the company. That means it can make a change like adding or removing a mask requirement, and it owes passengers nothing. American Queen could keep your money.

But I don't think it should. COVID turned everything upside down. Passengers made some concessions to cruise lines -- and vice versa. American Queen should show a little understanding and offer you

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either a refund or a voucher for a future cruise.

Also, I think you bought the wrong insurance for your circumstances. If you had a "cancel for any reason" policy, you could have canceled and received between 50 percent and 75 percent of your prepaid, nonrefundable expenses. You had a less expensive named-perils policy, which wouldn't allow you to cancel and get your money back. I contacted American Queen. The company offered you vouchers that are valid for the next two years. The company has also refunded your port fees. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2022 Christopher Elliott.

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Q: I have a problem with my Samsung electric stove, and I hope you can help me.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

"Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much from the government and at the same time do too little for it," he said. His expectations were delivered on both accounts. Harding: One of America’s Worst Presidents

Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death on Aug. 2, 1923. History and the nation never realized just how bad he was until after his death.

Harding died as one of the most popular presidents, but after the exposure of scandals that took place during his tenure -- such as the infamous Teapot Dome oil scandal – his popularity eroded dramatically. In historical rankings of the U.S. presidents, a number of historians rate Harding among the worst of chief executives.

The stove doesn't work. I contacted Samsung. The company sent a technician to my condo several times. One of the technicians said he could find nothing wrong with the stove. But after two more visits and attempted repairs, Samsung contacted me to say it would offer an "accommodation."

But I just received an email from Samsung that says, "Unfortunately, Samsung will not be able to accommodate your request for a refund since the technician found no defect in the unit." It offered yet another repair. Samsung has repeatedly flipflopped. I have done everything the company has asked me to do. But this last visit by a technician is the last straw. If it didn't work after three visits, how will it work after four? When I asked Samsung if I would get a refund if the oven still didn't work after the fourth visit, the company refused to answer. I want a refund for my faulty stove. I recently sold my condo and had to replace the range. Can you help me? -- John Hudson, Scottsdale, Ariz.

A: It appears your Samsung electric stove was under warranty, so the company should have either fixed it or refunded your money. Samsung offers a limited one-year warranty on its ranges, and covers glass cooktops for a year. On some units, it offers five years of warranty coverage.

But like other appliance manufacturers, Samsung gets to decide how to honor its warranties. Will it repair, replace or refund? In my

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Harding preferred a low-key inauguration without the customary parade celebration. He was sworn in as President on March 4, 1921, in the presence of his wife and father. There was a brief reception at the White House where he gave a short inaugural address.

Warren G. Harding

Historians generally agree that if Harding was guilty of anything it was poor judgment of character and choice of appointments. He famously took care of his friends, but many of them were either unqualified for their positions or took illegal advantage of their office. Harding was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1865. Except when political service took him elsewhere, he lived in rural Ohio all of his life. When not yet 20 years of age, he settled in Marion and bought the failing The Marion Star newspaper, building it into a successful publication. In 1899, he was elected to the Ohio State Senate, and after four years in office successfully ran for lieutenant governor. He was defeated for governor in 1910, but four years later Harding was elected to the U.S. Senate.

In 1920, when Harding ran for the Republican nomination for president, he was considered an “also-ran” with little chance of success. The leading candidates could not gain a majority in order to secure the GOP nomination, leaving the convention deadlocked. Harding's support gradually grew until he was nominated on the 10th ballot. Harding conducted a “front porch campaign” from his home in Marion allowing supporters to come to him. Running on a theme of “return to normalcy,” Harding was victorious over Democrat James M. Cox and Socialist Party candidate Eugene Debs. Harding became the first sitting U.S. senator to be elected president.

Harding did appoint a number of wellregarded and successful figures to his cabinet, including Andrew Mellon as Treasury Secretary; Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce; and Charles Hughes as Secretary of State.

A major foreign policy achievement came with the Washington Naval Conference of 1921–1922, in which the world's major naval powers agreed on a naval limitations program that lasted for 10 years. But Harding’s success was overshadowed by two of his cabinet members: Interior Secretary Albert Fall and Attorney General Harry Daugherty, both were implicated in corruption. The two Harding cabinet appointees who darkened the reputation of his administration for their involvement in scandal were Harding's Senate friend, Fall of New Mexico, and Daugherty. In an earlier column I told you about Secretary Fall, who was a Western rancher. He was a former miner, who advocated pro-development. He was opposed by noted conservationists of the day such as Gifford Pinchot, who wrote, "… it would have been possible to pick a worse man for Secretary of the Interior, but not altogether easy.” Harding appointed a number of other friends and acquaintances to federal positions who served competently, while other of Harding’s friends who proved corrupt, were dubbed the "Ohio Gang.”

Most of the scandals marring the reputation of Harding's administration did not emerge until after his death. The most memorable of those scandals involved the U.S. Naval oil reserves at Tea Pot Dome in Wyoming. Teapot Dome was one of three reserves set aside for use by the Navy in a national emergency. There was a longstanding argument those reserves should be developed. Harding signed an executive order transferring the reserves from the Navy Department to the Department of Interior under Secretary Fall’s control. He was accused of pocketing money from that maneuver. The scandals greatly damaged Harding’s historical reputation. On Aug. 2, 1923, Harding died of heart disease in San Francisco while on a western speaking tour. Among friends he was a noted gambler, heavy drinker. There was strong evidence Harding was a womanizer. Reportedly, John F. Kennedy wasn’t the only president to use the backstairs of the White House to “entertain” female companionship … President Harding paved the way in that regard. Harding was succeeded by his vice president, Calvin Coolidge, who is highly regarded in history. Coolidge would go on to be elected President in his own right after completing Harding’s term.

I’ll tell you about “Silent Cal” in an upcoming column. Coolidge was seemingly a quiet, boring individual, but in reality was quite the opposite.


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Willie Cont. from Page 6 wave, a humble smile, a sparkle in his eye and this farewell: “Be careful driving home. There are a lot of crazy people out there, and we know most of them personally.” As a writer, Nelson has slowed down in recent years, though it's hard to blame him. He says that between the mid-1950's and mid-1970's, he wrote about 2,000 songs.

"I went into the studio last week with my original band and a new songbook of mine," he says. "We started on the first page, and in two days we did 11 segments. I want to do that with all my songs, the way I hear them and feel them now. People wouldn't know but one or two of 'em."

"There's a saying I could never decide was mine or Roger Miller's. I decided I'd take credit for it: 'I didn't come here and I'm not leaving.' "

He has had seven children in all, yet he has traveled his entire life, leaving home for vast stretches of time. His eldest son, Billy, who had been treated for alcohol abuse, committed suicide three Eye Surgery Cont. from Page 6 damage my eye.

But I still wasn’t through. What occurred to me several months later happens in as many as half of the cases of lens-implant procedures. I had to have what is called secondary cataracts removed.

Your natural lens sits in a small sac in your eye. When that natural lens is removed, the front of that membranous sac is opened to remove the cataract lens and insert the artificial lens. In cases such as mine, the portion of the membrane remaining behind the artificial lens can cloud over, becoming what medics refer to as a secondary cataract. The process was simple and discomfort free. I was taken in for an eye exam, my pupils dilated with eye drops and, while the doctor peered into my eyeballs with those white lights like he usually does, I heard a series of muffled “pop-poppops.” Each eye took less than a minute.

The popping was laser shots poking holes in the remaining membrane to let light through. I felt nothing. And, as always, the results were immediate. That was about two decades ago and I’ve been reading newspapers like this one with ease without reading glasses.

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Christmases ago. Should he have done anything differently?

"Well, you have all those guilts and regrets, but you can run yourself crazy," he says quietly. "You're not the same person now you were then, so why take responsibility for something you didn't do?" When he lifts his eyes, the anguish in his face belies the slickness of the words. A Typical Show:

In February of 1995, a writer, Alex Witchel, went on the road with Willie Nelson. Here’s an excerpt from that report:

It's only 7 P.M. Rehearsal is over, and the show's not until 8. Willie heads toward the bus. What's he going to do now? He smiles. "I'm gonna roll me up a big joint and smoke it." Then he eats a plate of vegetables and settles back with some of the band to watch videos of himself. The feeling is easy, relaxed. You would never know that, a few yards away, thousands of peo-

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4th, you misspelled the abbreviated form of Naloxsone several times.. it should be Narcan, not Narcam. But good article otherwise. /s/ Deirdre Buckley San Diego County, Ca.

The Paper Propaganda

I am writing in regards to the issue that arrived in my mothers mailbox yesterday, specifically Volume 52No.31. Ignoring the numerous spelling and grammatical errors, this paper is an absolute failure of journalism in every capacity. The cowardice to anonymously pose a straw man question regarding your agenda driven position on abortion in the 2 Tough Questions is abhorrent. To whomever wrote that piece, I call on you to name yourself and own that position instead of hiding in anonymity.

You, and the Editor-in-Chief who allowed this, as well as the aforementioned basic grammatical errors, should be ashamed of your cowardice and ignorance of journalistic standards and integrity.

The stated goal on your website for the stories in your paper reads that they’re designed to “…infuriate you.” Unfortunately, you can’t even do that correctly as I am not infuriated by your lack of standards, just disappointed in your lack of maturity. Be better. Christian Cormier San Diego County, CA.

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Pro tips for finding a little space on vacation

“Lots of people want to do the same thing at the same time this summer,” says Stan Caldwell, who teaches transportation and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

If you’ve already been on vacation, you know he’s right. If you haven’t, there’s still time to plan your travel defensively. So how do you avoid the mass of humanity at the peak of the busiest summer travel season in a generation? Let’s start with the obvious pro tip for finding a little space on vacation: Go where there are no crowds. “Schedule travel outside of rush hour,” says Caldwell. “Visit attractions during unpopular times.”

What does that mean for summer travelers?

“Beaches are the most popular destination type in the summer,” says Alison Kwong, a spokeswoman for the vacation rental site Vrbo. “Demand for beach vacation homes in the Northeast and the Southeast is high, so an unexpected alternative can be heading to a mountain destination, like Breckenridge or Park City when it’s not ski season.”

But the crowds are everywhere — at the airport, on the plane, in the hotel lobby. What about them? If you can afford it, you can pay to skip the crowded check-in areas. You can hire a VIP greeter at the airport to expedite check-in and customs lines. At a site such as Global Airport Concierge, you can book a meet-and-greet service at the airport starting at $75. Sylvia Lebovitch, a luxury travel adviser at Ovation Network, also recommends a private airport suite available at Los Angeles International Airport. “It has separate security areas and check-ins, so you never need to mingle with other travelers,” she says. “It’s the closest thing to flying private.”

Also, many luxury hotels now offer advance check-ins to avoid the look of a long line in the lobby. Or you can work with your travel adviser to handle the check-in details before you arrive. Your agent will send your credit card and passport information ahead, so that all you have to do is pick up the keys to your room. How about the crowds at major attractions, such as historic sites, museums and theme parks? One strategy is booking a private tour in advance. Larissa Lowthorp, a film producer from Los Angeles, likes to find a tour on sites like Viator.com. “A tour guide has private arrangements with venues or agreements for off-hours visits,” she says. That allows her to avoid long lines and crowds. But nothing prepares you for the

wave of summer crowds like an annual Walt Disney World pass. As a Florida resident for 12 years, most of them spent in Orlando, I quickly learned that you could avoid long lines by showing up before the park opens.

While tourists were sleeping in or enjoying their all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets, I pulled my young kids out of bed early and made it to the gates of the Magic Kingdom as they swung open. The reward: No lines and no crowds, even on the busiest days. By the time most visitors were arriving, my family and I were headed through the turnstiles and back to the parking lot.

Does joining a loyalty program help? It can, says Craig Strickler, a managing director for Valor Hospitality Partners, a hotel management company. “Joining the frequent traveler program for the airline you fly, the hotel you stay in, or even the rental car company you use offers you perks that you may not receive otherwise,” he says.

Those include upgrading to a better seat or hotel room if available or using a preferred — and sometimes shorter — check-in line.

But there’s a catch. You have to participate in the program to reap the benefits, which means spending money with the company. You might pay more for your travel over time. Also, you’ll get a lot of unsolicited offers from the company and its partners. “Just remember, there’s always the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the email,” Strickler says.

Sometimes the best way to avoid crowds is to defy conventional wisdom. That’s the advice of blues guitarist Michael “Big Mike” Aguirre, who relocated from St. Louis to Anguilla at the start of the pandemic. He says there are benefits to visiting the island at times when no one else wants to. You won’t have to worry about long lines at a restaurant or crowded beaches this time of year. That’s because it’s low season in the Caribbean: It’s rainy and hot, and the region’s hurricane seasons runs from June through November. Yes, it’s a little risky, but nothing a good travel insurance policy won’t cover. “A less-traveled destination offers a more relaxed pace and a more immersive experience,” Aguirre says.

There’s a final option, which is to not travel at all. Instead, postpone your vacation until the kids are back in school. That may be my favorite crowd-avoiding strategy. You can go anywhere in early September, and it won’t matter. Everyone will be gone by then. Prices will fall, and the travelers you meet along the way will be relaxed again.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy and publisher of the consumer newsletter Elliott Confidential. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him

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Willie Cont. from Page 8 ple are growing restless.

At 8:10 P.M. he walks backstage and picks up his guitar with no noticeable increase in energy. He keeps his world small, parking his living room just outside and walking in here now to play. He could be anywhere. On the other side of the curtain are howls and whoops as the lights go down. When the curtain rises they launch into "Whisky River," their customary opening number. They're all so used to each other, they're like fingers on a hand. They just stand and play, with no videos or special effects.

But when Nelson launches into "Always on My Mind" the yelling accelerates. "My favorite song!" a man screams from the balcony. As Mr. Nelson sings, his energy is intense. He's not young, he's not pretty, he doesn't have a fancy headset or smoke machines. He holds Trigger, his old, beaten guitar with a hole in it, and sings his heart.

And when he says, "Good night, everybody," and the roar intensifies, they somehow find their way backstage, and they're lining up outside near the bus, and everywhere he goes there are arms and hands and people shouting, "Willie!"

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experience, appliance companies will always try to do a repair because it's the least expensive option. I've had cases where the company attempts several repairs before moving on to the next option. Not surprisingly, Samsung didn't want to offer a refund.

I've reviewed the paper trail of correspondence between you and Samsung. In it, the company repeatedly tries to address your problem while offering vague concessions. Again, that's par for the course. If Samsung had made a specific promise in writing, it would be bound to honor its word.

You can find Samsung's executive contacts on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. It looks like you tried to escalate your case to one of them, but they continued to insist on a fourth repair -- even though you had already discarded the electric range and sold the condo. I wonder if anyone bothered to even read your emails. I contacted Samsung on your behalf. A representative phoned you and agreed to refund the purchase price of the appliance.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help. This story originally appeared in the Washington Post.

At one of his concerts, you will celebrate the life of one of our long-haired, craggy-faced fathers - that of a living American legend, Willie Nelson.

This article originally appeared in The Paper on June 30, 2011 and is a collection of personal observations, research of the artist, and interviews with other country artists.

crucial in our country. Chris Megison is a social entrepreneur, cofounder, and CEO of Solutions for Change.

Our Rosie the Riveter workdays are always on the third Wednesday of each month at the Lake San Marcos Conference Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come for the whole time or for only a brief time as you are available. We work on issues and candidates important to us. Membership is not required. For information call 760 744-0953.

Luncheon, Sept.5, 2022, at the St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos, 92078. Registration and Social 11:00 a.m., Meeting Called to Order 11:30 a.m. Paid reservations ($31.00 to RWCSM) to Elizabeth Laister, 1053 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos 92078 by August 29, 2022. Reservations after that date cost the club an additional $5.00. Information e.laister@hotmail.com 760-744-1569. Vista Garden Club: The Amazing World of Bromeliads will be the topic of a presentation at 1:45 p.m. Sep. 2 in the Azalea Room at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. The Speaker Robert Kopfstein has over 40 years of experience, and will introduce you to the wide variety of bromeliads, with more than 3500 identified

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Meet Stella!

She’s a girl with a mind of her own. She does not like to be picked up or pet unless it is her idea! PUUURRLY a cat thing!

And he talks to each of them, one at a time, in no particular rush now to climb back on the bus and drive into the night. He'd like to stay awhile.

Way back in July of 1996, Neil Strauss said: “Mr. Nelson may be one of music's most solid genrejumpers, able to play almost any type of music without going out of his way stylistically. He can be both an outlaw and a traditionalist, a hippie and a redneck, an unrepentant sinner and a good Christian. with devotional songs like "Amazing Grace" and "I Saw the Light."

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Stella is very sweet if you go slow and let her call the shots. If you are looking for a sweet, but independent cat to share your home with, come meet Stella! She is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making her part of your family, please visit sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-2997012. Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=799916

species. Fingertip lunch is at noon followed by a business meeting at 12:30, design time at 1:00 p.m., horticulture report at 1:15 p.m. and program at 1:45 p.m - 3:00 p.m. Visit https://www.californiagardenclubs.com/vistagardenclub or email Vistagardenclub@gmail.com.

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation: A young life saved by the gift of a dual organ transplant.

In July 2021, Nehemiah “Nemo” Maldonado was a healthy, active 12-year-old playing with friends and family in his home state of Arizona. Weeks later, he was fighting for his life, facing an illness that came on suddenly and progressed rapidly. Within months, he would become the first patient at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego to receive a dual organ transplant— both a heart and a kidney. Team Rady Celebrates Transplant Games

The Transplant Games of America, sponsored by Rady Children’s, kicked off with a parade celebrating donors, families and recipients, and honoring donors who gave the selfless gift of life. Held every two years, this was the first time the event happened on the West Coast. Rady Children’s team members made a strong appearance at the event to celebrate incredible accomplishments in pediatric transplant

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Shayla is pet of the week at y o u r Rancho Coastal Humane S o c i e t y. She’s a 7year-old, 14-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown Tabby coat.

Shayla has spent her whole life in the same home. Now her owner is moving into a care facility and Shayla needs a new family. She’s lived with another cat and a small dog. She’s shy when she meets people, but it doesn’t take her long to warm up. The $75 adoption fee for Shayla includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip. For information about adoption or to become a Virtual Foster log on to www.SDpets.org or call 760-753-6413.

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas Friday through Monday from 11 AM to 4 PM or Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.


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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

Check out these new and expanded businesses in San Marcos

As an economic hub of North County, we’re always proud to announce new and expanding businesses that call San Marcos home! Here are a few that have launched into new spaces this summer:

Maya's Cookies celebrated its grand opening in San Marcos urban center, North City, this July. Their delicious, homemade vegan cookies are shipped nationwide. This small business bakery is sure to impress, with best-selling flavors like Marble Fudge and Chocolate Chip S’mores, and specialty flavors like Ube White Chocolate and Cosmic Brownie. Finely Home celebrated its new location’s grand opening at 565 Grand Ave. Come stop by to be inspired and take your home to the next level with unique, curated home décor and gifts. Local Ice Cream Store, Wynston's Ice Cream Co. opened its larger, flagship location in North City on National Ice Cream Day. Their handcrafted, small batch flavors will “Wynn” you over!

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Moonl ight’s Best Under the Stars!

The Moonlight Summer Season’s third production kicked off August 17 with the Broadway musical Ragtime.

This production returns to the Moonlight Stage after 19 years and weaves together three distinctly American tales of three people united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. The production runs through September 3. The final Moonlight production, Kinky Boots, runs from September 14 through October 1. Ticket information is available at MoonlightStage.com. If you have not been to the Moonlight Amphitheatre, this is a great time to take the family and enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars. Enjoy the Moonlight your way: choose seating on the expansive lawn, or select reserved seats. Either way, your experience will be wonderful!

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I said. "I particularly enjoyed the recent television movie where you were a spy, your girlfriend was a mouth. Both of us. At different spy; you got the assignment to kill times. I think Mary was first. We your girlfriend cause you learned met Jimmy Durante. she was a double agent . . ." That went fine. Then we were introduced to Merv Griffin. Not so fine. Mary said. . . ."I never watch you. You're on too late".

I saw his eyes fade. He kept a tight little smile on his face but he began looking around the room for anyone. . .anyone!

I must admit he was very com- I couldn't figure out why. . .I started posed, handled it well, and was to continue. . . ."uh, excuse me, I quite pleasant. have to talk to that man. . ." he said, and he left. Then, Mary again. . ."You look fatter on tv". (My eyes slowly rolled It was only about a minute later that to the back of my head; my heart it hit me. It WASN'T Lloyd Bridges was pounding; I managed a feeble in that movie!! It was Darren smile). To his credit, he remained McGavin! composed and a perfect gentleman. (I've never been terribly fond Mary and I were even when it came of him. But the man showed me to gaffes. (Actually, I think I won some class. He didn't lose his because I made a bigger ass of cool). myself than she did).

It was my turn. I met Lloyd The rest of the evening we contentBridges. "I really like your work," ed ourselves with meeting Clint Eastwood, (much the same in per-

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the heat to end. I’m glad the city council agreed to build a new pool complex in Grape Day Park. We have been talking about it since I was elected, but coming up with the monies has always been the challenge. If you can say that something good came out of COVID, it was the ARPA monies that allowed the city to initiate this new complex. After the council agreed to do this, we collaborated with the school district to chip in, and they are putting in a little over 15% of the total cost. I think the water complex will raise the profile of the city, and in days like these help people to cool off. We probably need more splash pads too, but funding is always an issue. Also, since school is just starting, I asked our police department to give us a brief on their active shooter procedures when it might involve our school children. That presentation will be coming to our council meeting shortly. While we live in a safe city with good numbers to prove it, prudence dictates that we always prepare. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

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

son as on-screen. Quiet, subdured), Johnny Carson, (Very pleasant). Efrem Zimbalist Jr., JoAnne Worley, Lucille Ball, (Did not care for her. Madame Imperious). Chad Everett, etc. We were quite pleased with ourselves that we made no further social errors. Johnny and I (gee, it feels good to say that. . . .) talked about our common experience in Nebraska. (Later, he asked me for my autograph. . .. .no, not really. One does NOT ask for autographs at these parties. Mary and I, being obvious sophisticates KNEW that!) As the evening wore on we observed Johnny heading for his hotel room. He was accompanied by three (count 'em, three!) sweet young thangs. (Probably intended on going over some humorous material).

Of even greater significance to me, however, was when I went to the restroom. There, standing at the urinal next to me, ....ladies and gentlemen, . . live and direct from your tv screen. . James Franciscus! And standing behind him, a bit fidgety I thought, was Ross Martin! (from Wild, Wild West - since deceased) (I have often wondered, "how do you work all of this into cocktail party conversation??? "Oh, yes. . . .I once made tinkle with James Franciscus and Ross Martin!". Doesn't quite work, does it? We chuckled about our experiences as we left the party for the parking lot and have chuckled about it many times since. Still, there is that nagging feeling way in the back of my mind saying. . ."Geez! What a klutz! Why did I have to say THAT!"

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care, as well as the patients they serve.

With more than 2,000 kids on the transplant waitlist around the country, the need is great. Since 2015, Rady Children’s has performed 50 heart transplants and more than 200 kidney transplants, and recently performed a one-of-a-kind dual organ transplant, as noted in the article above. Rady Children’s participated in the games to highlight the work that the team is doing and generate interest in organ donation. Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (SI Vista NCI) has donated $1,000 from the club’s general fund to aid Ukrainian refugees in Hungary and Ukraine through Soroptimist International of Europe’s War Zone Initiative projects. The money was wired directly to Soroptimist International of Szombathely (Hungary) which will use it to provide families who have fled the war in Ukraine with basic medical supplies. Many Soroptimist clubs in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Moldova have set up funding mechanisms to provide assistance to the 3.2 million refugees who have fled their Ukrainian homeland. Individuals and clubs who wish to donate to any of the Soroptimist global relief efforts can donate to a specific project of their choosing here: https://soroptimistprojects.org/explore-projects/ See soroptimistvista.org or call 760-683-9427 for more information.

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in Ones, desktops and towers comprise the comfortable big screen “workstations” enjoyed by home and business users.

Before 2010 it was common knowledge that your new PC would be technologically obsolete in two years and you would need to replace it. The “Internet age” changed everything. 2011 saw the first ever year-to-year decline in PC sales. PC sales continued to decline at a rate of 5%-6% each year until Covid’s “work from home” rules in 2020-21 temporarily reversed the trend. By 2022, the decline was back on with PC sales dropping 15% in the first two quarters.

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Don’t give up on your old PC yet!

The “PC age” came on with a “bang” in August 1981 with the introduction of IBM 5150, the first affordable, high volume, general purpose PC (personal computer) for home, school and business. Nearly thirty years later the “PC age” died quietly with a “whimper” as the “Internet age” turned PCs into “Internet terminals.”

By 2010 the both the average PC and the Internet were fast enough to stream video and run applications in real time. On-line data bases, cloud storage and massive on-line supercomputers virtually eliminated the need for local mass storage and higher processing power in home and business PCs. While cell phones, tablets and notebook PCs provide portable access to the WWW, All-

John Van Zante’s Critter Corner

PCs are like cars in that they’ve both hit the maximum speed limit for most users. GM, Ford and Chrysler all had cars that topped out at over 120 MPH sixty years ago. It didn’t make sense to make them faster because the roads and human reflexes had difficulty handling what was already available. So the turned their attention to fuel efficiency, safety, comfort and other technologies. By the time Windows 7 was

us how we can help you.

The Pets for Patriots adoption program waives adoption fees for veterans. Standard procedure applies with an adoption survey and interview. Veterans apply online.

The Animal Safehouse Program works with veterans, seniors, and others who need temporary care or rehoming services for their pets.

Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visits Veteran Centers, seniors, assisted living facilities, schools, and libraries. Maybe your best friend would be a good Therapy pet.

During this age of “What’s in it for me?” your Rancho Coastal Humane Society and other shelters and rescues believe that senior citizens and veterans deserve a break. Please tell

released in 2009 the Internet was fast enough to stream video and computers were fast enough to handle high speed Internet. Developers eased up on making PCs more capable and concentrated on making the Internet more capable. For most business and home users today, higher CPU speeds, RAM capacity and mammoth storage drives are of no value.

I’m using a Windows7 PC to write this column. This PC has four GB of RAM and a thirteen year old AMD Athlon II X2-250 CPU with a benchmark speed of just over 1000. We have dozens of

faster PCs with more RAM and bigger storage drives but they won’t do my work any faster than the one I have. My PC is the only one in our shop with Windows 7 and, so far, it does everything that Windows 10/11 does. I plan to keep using it until it becomes problematic simply because 20% of American PCs still have Windows7 and we need to be able to tell our customers when it’s time to bail on Windows7.

So before you decide to buy a new or different PC, bring your old one in for a courtesy check-out. You just might be pleasantly surprised.

PC sales continue to decline but there are more PCs in use today than ever before! How can that be? The obvious answer is that PCs last a lot longer than they did in previous years. We commonly see working home and business PCs that are up to thirteen years old and still technologically relevant. PC users have become aware that older PCs are just as fast as on the Internet as a brand new PCs. Users who choose to run stand alone applications rather than “Cloud” versions find that standard applications like MS Office, Adobe Reader, Quicken, Turbo Tax etc run at the same “real time speed” whether your PC is brand new or twelve years old.

Most of the clients at the Community Pet Food Bank are seniors and veterans. They get free pet food, collars, leashes, treats, flea treatment, and other pet supplies.

Seniors and Veterans Deserve a Helping Paw

August 18, 2022

The Military Working Dog Memorial at RCHS is the only private MWD memorial west of the Mississippi River. A tribute to the dogs, their handlers, veterans, seniors, and anyone who wants to share their love and respect for the bond between people and their pets For more information call 760-753-6413, log on to www.sdpets.org, or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.

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Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will host the North County AntiHuman Trafficking Collaborative meeting on Thursday, September 1, 9 a.m., at United Methodist Church of Vista's Fellowship Hall at 490 S. Melrose Ave., Vista.

Guest speaker is Deputy District Attorney Brooke Tafreshi, Community Partnership Prosecutor assigned to North County San Diego, who will speak about the new Family Justice Center, “One Safe Place” that opened in San Marcos in July. The event is free to the public, and coffee and pastries will be provided. Registration is optional at https://bit.ly/3zX4n6a or see soroptimistvista.org. The Escondido Republican Club: We have had a change in our August program and our new speakers will be Corey Gustafson for Congress and Dane White for Escondido Mayor.

Join Traci Bass in Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Coldwell Banker August 9-31 You are invited to join the Coldwell Banker® community in supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® How you can support St. Jude:

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Vista, Ca. 92081

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Ca. 92078.

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Registrant Information:

NAME

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The name of the business: Modern Mirada

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Encinitas, Ca. 92024.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017001 The name of the business: Valley Professional Center, located at 28743 Valley Center Rd., Valley Center, CA. 92082 Registrant Information: Roy Johnson, 28743 Valley Center Rd., #B, J. Steven McHale 28743 Valley Center Rd, #C Valley Center, Ca. 92082 David Edwards 28743 Valley Center Rd. #F, Valley Center, Ca. 92082 Mary Spencer, 18675 Avenida Cordillero San Diego, Ca. 92128 Jose Rua 1922 Grove Place Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is operated by a General Partnership First day of business 6/01/1986 /s/ David Edwards Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/27/2022 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2022

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016528 The name of the business: Mirjana’s Alterations, located at 750 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, Ca. 92025 Registrant Information: Rijka Milovanovski 1412 Westwood Pl. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by an individual., First day of business n/a. /s/ Rijka Milovanovski Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/21/2022, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017380 The name of the business: Shangaani Transportation, located at 991 Postal Way #14, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Omar Mohamed Umiye 991 Postal Way #14 Vista Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an individual., First day of business n/a. /s/ Omar Mohamed Umiye Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/02/2022, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2022

NAME

STATEMENT

2022-9017046

/s/ Robert Eugene Lafond

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Clerk/Recorder of

San Diego, on 7/15/2022

7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016560 The name of the business: SD Hair Extensions Studio; SD Hair Extensions; SD Demolition Service Company, located at 2151 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff, CA. 92007 Registrant Information: Slavic Gold LLC 2151 Newcastle Ave. Cardiff, Ca. 92007 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 7/11/2022 /s/ Alena Sysoyev, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/21/2022 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018033 The name of the business: Nulux, located at 3001 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 8, Carlsbad, CA. 92008 Registrant Information: Luxury Bath San Diego, Inc. 3001 Carlsbad, Blvd., Suite 8 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Joseph Mario Anguiano, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/10/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018140 The name of the business: Alara’s Editing Productions, located at 3122 El Cajon Blvd., Apt 2, San Diego, Ca. 92104. Registrant Information: Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones 3122 El Cajon Blvd. Apt 2 San Diego, CA. 92104 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/01/2022 /s/ Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/11/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022

SUMMONS CASE NO. 37-202200015540-CU-FR-NC

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NORTHERN DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Volodymyr Meinychuk aka Vladimir Meinychuk, dba SDC, SD Construction, San Diego Construction, and DOES 1-25.

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Bryan and Yana Ridge

NOTICE! You are being sued. The court may decide against you wihtout you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You­ have­ 30­ calendar­ days after­ this­ Summons­ and legal­ papers­ are­ served­ on you­ to­ file­ a­ written response­ at­ this­ court­ and have­ a­ copy­ served­ on­ the plaintiff.­ ­ A­ letter­ or­ phone call­ will­ not­ protect­ you. Your­ written­ response­ but be­ in­ proper­ legal­ form­ is you­ want­ the­ court­ to­ hear your­case.­­There­may­be­a court­form­that­you­can­use for­your­response.­­You­can find­ these­ court­ forms­ and more­ information­ at­ the California­Courts­Online­Self Help­ Center­ (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp)­ your county­ law­ library,­ or­ the county­ courthouse­ nearest you.­ ­ If­ you­ cannot­ pay­ the filing­fee,­ask­he­court­clerk for­a­fee­waiver­form;­if­you do­ not­ file­ your­ respnse­ on time,­you­may­lose­the­case by­ default,and­ your­ wages, money,­and­preperty­may­be takent­ without­ further­ warning­from­the­courr.

There­ are­ other­ legal requirements.­ ­ You­ may want­to­call­an­attorney­right away.­­If­you­do­not­know­an atorney,­ you­ may­ want­ to call­ an­ attorney­ referral service.­­If­you­cannot­afford an­attorney,­you­may­be­eligible­ for­ free­ legal­ services from­a­nonprofit­legal­services­program.­­You­can­locate these­ nonprofit­ groups­ at the­California­Legal­Service Web­site­ (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the­California­Courts­Online Self-Help­Center­(www.cortinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp),­ or­ by contacting­ your­ local­ court or­ county­ bar­ associataion. NOTE:­ ­ ­ The­ court­ has­ a statutory­lien­for­waived­fees and­costs­on­any­settlement or­ arbitration­ award­ of $10,000­ or­ more­ in­ a­ civil case.­­The­court’s­lien­must be­paid­before­the­court­will dismiss­the­case. The­ name­ and­ address­ of the­court­is:­­ San­ Diego­ County­ Superior Court­ 325­So.­Melrose­Drive Vista,­CA.­92081 Northern­Division

The­ name,­ address­ and telephone­ number­ of­ plaintiff’s­ attorney,­ or­ plaintiff wihtout­an­attorney­is: Bryan­ Ridge­ and­ Yana Ridge 701­Bandak­Court San­Marcos,­Ca.­92069 Phone: 909.200.0761 Dated:­4/27/2022 By­V.­Navarro,­Deputy 7/28,­8/04,­8/11­&­8/18/2022 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00029311-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Arnold Oscar Babcock, Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Arnold Oscar Babcock, Jr. to Proposed name of David Singson Jackson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Sepember 13, 2022, 8:30 am, Dept. 61 The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated July 26, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ Michael T. Smyth Judge of he Superior Court 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9015795 The name of the business: G&M Ranch, located at 1380 El Paseo, Vista, CA. 92084 Registrant Information: La Masseria, LLC 24361 El Toro Road, Suite 220 Laguna Woods, CA. 92637 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 6/01/2022 /s/ Joe Ferrucci, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/13/2022 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016114 The name of the business: Amorcito Corazon, located at 2117 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA. 92113. Registrant Information: Xochitl Perez Arango 3919 Las Cruces Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/18/2022 /s/ Xochitl Perez Arango Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/18/2022 7/28, 8/04, 8/11 & 8/18/2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00029311-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Arnold Oscar Babcock, Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Arnold Oscar Babcock, Jr. to Proposed name of David Singson Jackson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Sepember 13, 2022, 8:30 am, Dept. 61 The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated July 26, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE - SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ Michael T. Smyth Judge of the Superior Court 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2022

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