Volume 46 - No. 34
August 25, 2016
By Friedrich Gomez
Are the British funnier than us in the realm of comedy? Both nations are increasingly asking this question in a friendly, but competitive way. So much so, that a series of actual television specials broadcast from England have already descended upon this fun query, resulting in a series of comedy competitions between American and British comedians, going head-to-head.
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Comedy competition was a steady diet for us Americans in the form of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which ran nine full seasons. It seemed a natural evolution that our British kinfolk on the other side of the pond would wish to test our funny-bone mettle, as well. Against their own vanguard of comedy giants, on their own soil. Are British comedians as funny as, say, George Burns, Red Skelton, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, or Flip Wilson? Or, what about the more recent crop of American funnymen such as Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Steven Wright, Eddie Murphy, or Dave Chappelle? And it seems difficult to find anyone more entertaining and funny than current American comedy giant, Cedric the Entertainer, the consummate storyteller.
Or, the mighty Jeff Dunham (quite possibly the greatest comedy-ventriloquist act of all time)? It was Jeff Dunham who made a funny differential between the British and Americans: “I chased skirts all over the world – till I got to Scotland! Boy, was I surprised!” And yet, we Americans often only see our own side of the world, with reckless disregard as to what may actually exist elsewhere. Beyond our sight and ears. After all, it was the great Roman politician, Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) who warned us all: “He who only knows his side of the mountain, knows little of that.”
The British have given us some remarkable comedic gems, past to present: Tommy Cooper, Peter Sellers, Benny Hill, and John Cleese of Monte Python fame. And let’s not forget English-born Leslie Townes Hope (1903-2003), born in the suburban district of southeastern London, better known as Bob Hope. The comparative assessment of comedy, in this article, will embrace all its varied expressions, to include not only standup, but
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also films, TV sitcoms, slapstick, impressionists, satirists, political commentators, etc. This is comedy-humor in its broadest, possible form.
That the British have a formidable, razor-sharp wit, is universally agreed upon. And they have the weight of history behind them to prove it. As far back as Shakespeare’s Comedies, and even long before that, the British were undisputed masters of comedy, and satire, and irony -- their quintessential armament and the fodder for their cannons. No other culture – to this time – has surpassed the profound depth, skill, and wisdom of Shakespeare’s Comedies. Not even the Father of Comedy, the
great Aristophanes (c. 446-386), can eclipse the English Bard from Stratford-upon-Avon in his domain of humor.
However, many American humorists and comics are not impressed. Famous American comedy magician, Penn Jillette, of “Penn and Teller” fame deflated the great British tradition: “British humor is like pompous farting.”
But, in the face of history, and up to the present, the British have over-shot the necessity of having to prove their comedic mettle. To anyone. The ferocious tale of the tape can render anyone who is willing to listen to hard facts, to be thunderstruck.
But, who can match the American brilliance of our early beginnings, during the silent film era, for example? It is near-impossible to match the towering genius of American silent film stars, Harold Lloyd (1893-1971), or Kansasborn, Buster Keaton (1895-1966), nicknamed “The Great Stone Face.” Yes, indeed, it is exceedingly difficult to match these early American titans during the silent film era. But, for the British, it is an easy task. The long shadow of London-born, Charlie Chaplin (1887-1977), by all accounts, is simply without equal. There is no necessity to enumerate any other British giant; Chaplin’s legacy and immortality – alone – devours any pretender-to-the-throne in
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one easy swallow. By overwhelming worldwide consensus, every notable observer – outside of a straitjacket – must concede Chaplin’s sovereignty.
International film institutes have hailed his work as, “The greatest piece of acting and the highest moment in movies.” At the 1972 Oscars in Los Angeles, the audience at these Academy Award ceremonies gave him an astonishing twelve-minute standing ovation, the longest-sustained standing ovation in Hollywood’s storied history at the Oscars! He wept at the words inscribed on his award, which simply read: “The incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of the century.”
In 1998, illustrious and worldrespected film critic, Andrew Sarris, called Chaplin, “Arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema; certainly its most extraordinary performer and probably its most universal icon.” Time Magazine simply listed Chaplin as, “One of the most important People in the 20th Century.”
Six of Charlie Chaplin’s films have been selected for preservation – for all time, for all generations to experience – in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. In 1975, two years before his
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new 2015 BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"
Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Apple I phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the
death at the age of 88, the Great One -- known as Charles Spencer Chaplin -- was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. He was too old and too weak to kneel, as is customary, and had to receive the honor in his wheelchair. In the realm of television comedy sitcoms, America more than holds its own. Pioneers of comedy television, such as Sid Caesar, George Burns, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Dick Van Dyke, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and others, are perhaps out of reach to be matched, for the most part. Such American sitcoms, by any measure, seem unchallenged. Perhaps the American comedy ensemble in “All in the Family,” which ran on CBS for nine seasons, from 1971 to 1979, was the most ground-breaking for U.S. audiences. All in the Family poked fun at normally forbidden hot topics such as racism, homosexuality, religion, menopause, the Vietnam War, and impotence. It not only pushed the envelope, it mailed it to another galaxy! The show is now regarded as one of the greatest television comedy series of all time, anywhere! Yet, it must be acknowledged that America’s “All in the Family” blockbuster television show was an idea totally based and borrowed from an English comedy show on the BBC network, called “Till Death Us Do Part.” American producer, Norman Lear, read an article in Variety magazine about the great success of Till Death Us Do Part in the United Kingdom – and decided to copy it. And he did. Lear bought
area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ... Within seconds, he receives an email on his Apple iPad that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Galaxy S5 and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves." "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?" "You're a Congressman for the Government," says Bud.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?"
the rights to the English show format, idea, plot and all, and made all the characters – you guessed it – American!
England’s television character, Alf Garnett (played brilliantly by Warren Mitchell), on Till Death Us Do Part, was a working-class Conservative with openly racist views and who loved football and politics – even though he had limited and distorted knowledge on all of these subjects. Archie Bunker would be patterned exactly after this British character, Alf Garnett. Right down to his favorite sofa chair. Though racist and offensive, Garnett, was humanized in other clever ways to make him vulnerable in his ignorance and, therefore, with an element of sympathy mixed with charm – and a whole lot of laughter – to make him widely acceptable to British viewers. Exactly as Archie Bunker would later be replicated in America.
English character, Garnett, would often battle with his long-haired, live-in, unemployed, left-wing son-in-law in clashes over politics, race, sex, and everything else – just as Archie Bunker would later encounter with his own son-inlaw, Michael Stivik aka ‘Meat Head’ (played by Rob Reiner) on American TV sets. In many ways, England’s original version was infinitely more powerful and ground-breaking than its later American counterpart. Till Death Us Do Part appeared years earlier and, thus, challenged political correctness in a
"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars’ worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know anything about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. “This is a herd of sheep.” “Now give me back my dog.”
AND THAT FOLKS IS WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. •••• A first-grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are firstgraders, six-year-olds, because the last one is a classic! 1. Don't change horses until they stop running. 2. Strike while the
bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but how? 6. Don't bite the hand that
far more conservative time. Britain’s principle character, Alf Garnett, spouted out racial minority epithets such as “coons,” in far more treacherous waters during the 1960s than its latter clone: All in the Family. England’s version was during earlier, more conservative times when such language usage was considered totally unacceptable, disturbing, and challenging. Consequently, Till Death Us Do Part was attacked by religious leaders, politicians, and the media. The ensuing controversy against the English version, ironically, only made it more a ‘curiosity-piece’ to watch and, therefore, drove the ratings skyhigh, eventually making it a titanic success, despite its detractors. While many thought America’s daring All in the Family format blazed the first pioneering trail with its spoofing on bigotry, religion, homosexuality, anti-immigration, menopause, and racial slurs – it was not. That honor, rightfully, belongs to the British.
Conversely, the British have taken many of our American television shows and remade them to their own liking. However, strictly in the realm of comedy (which is the thrust of this article), America has borrowed vastly more from the British, than the other way around. Britain’s “Man About the House” was remade in America as the vastly popular “Three’s Company,”
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7. No news is 8. A miss is as good as a
9. You can't teach an old dog new math. 10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning. 11. Love all, trust
12. The pen is mightier than the
13. An idle mind is the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's pollution. 15. Happy the bride who gets all the presents. 16. A penny saved is
17. Two's company, three's the Musketeers. 18. Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed. 19.Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you have to blow your nose.
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parties for various worthy projects. This time they had two opportunity drawing prizes for which they sold tickets to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Homes project. This project, started in January 2011 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, by Mia Roseberry, Founder and Executive Director, has a mission to provide service members who have TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) and PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) with affordable housing and hands-on resources, and a defined path for transitioning from active duty to civilian life. The drawings raised $844 and there was a donation jar there with additional donations from attendees. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Homes project, visit the website at www.woundedwarriorhomes.org, or call 760.483.3553. Donations can be made by mailing them to Wounded Warrior Homes, 827 Plumosa Avenue, Vista, 92081.
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Silvergate Retirement Facility Hosts Party – The Silvergate Retirement Residences San Marcos facility hosted a party last week to which we were invited and it was a great party. It featured an “Elvis” impersonator, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and visiting with residents and friends. In addition, they are reaching out to the community by raising money at these
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on ABC (1977-1984) and which starred John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, and Joyce DeWitt. Also, the British comedy sitcom, “Steptoe and Son,” was copied and recreated in America as “Sanford and Son,” which became a blockbuster hit for ABC (1972-1977), which starred comedians Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.
Nevertheless, American comedy sitcoms – overall – are rarely matched in most other aspects of the game. The scope and depth of American comedy sitcoms take one’s breath away: “I Love Lucy,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “M*A*S*H,” “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” and “The Big Bang Theory” are mountains of success. Yet, the British have their own Himalayan range: “Faulty Towers,” “Are You Being Served?” “Keeping Up Appearances,” and “Absolutely Fabulous,” known simply as Ab Fab by its rabid British fan base which – in this article -- give a shout-out to Americans: “If you haven’t heard of Absolutely Fabulous, then you are seriously behind the times!”
To many film and entertainment critics, the British are often given the nod over their American counterparts in the category of television comedy sitcoms. Nevertheless, this remains a hotbed of discussion, controversy, and disagreement. Which is a healthy exercise in free-thinking.
First off, it is necessary for cobwebs to be brushed aside. For example, much of what has transpired in humor, has a questionable past. For example, witticism attributed to English Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, such as his so-called celebrated encounters with Nancy Astor, never really occurred, according to leading scholars who have painfully researched a variety of unshakable sources! Lady Astor’s alleged statement to Churchill, “If I were your wife, I
would put poison in your tea,” and Churchill’s reply, “If I were your husband, I would drink it,” (or variations of this) shockingly, never took place, and are American in origin -- so say the leading experts. The famous lines, mentioned above, appeared in the Chicago Tribune newspaper in 1900, almost 40 years before Churchill’s supposed exchange with Mrs. Astor! Some American printed sources even predate 1900. Churchill’s famous insult to Irishman, George Bernard Shaw, also never happened. The story says that Shaw sent two tickets for the opening night of his play with the message to Churchill: “Bring a friend, if you have one.” Churchill is said to have replied, “I won’t be able to attend the first night, but I will attend the second night – if there is one.”
Both Churchill and Shaw denied this exchange ever happened, and archive letters from both Churchill and Shaw prove this. Nevertheless, both men were skilled humorists in their own right and needed no assistance from such fabricated stories. Churchill scholar, and British historian/author, Boris Johnson, who is widely quoted in the UK newspapers states: “Misquotes (and there are many) cling to him (Churchill) like burrs.” Partly because they very much sound like something he would say (but, in fact, he did not).”
Winston Churchill, who incidentally was half-American on his mother’s side, is considered one of the keenest minds in quick-wit and spontaneous humor, and needs no help from myth-makers. No American political figure can, genuinely, be called his equal in this regard. These two examples (Churchill vs. Lady Astor, and Churchill vs. Shaw) must first be put to rest, primarily because most have read of them, and also because it serves as an example of necessary caution.
One Week Left to Make Your Pet a Star – The San Diego Humane Society’s 2017 Photo Fundraiser will accept your pet photos through Wednesday, August 31st for their 2017 Calendar. Don’t miss out on making your furry, feathered or scaled friend a star. Submit your pet’s photo online. There is a $25 donation entry fee per photo, and you can enter as many times as you like, and a guaranteed inclusion in the 2017 calendar’s collage pages. Your pet will also be in the running to be one of 11 lucky pets chosen by a selection committee to be featured as a full-page Pet of the Month in the calendar. All Photo Fundraiser entrants, including those submitted by mail, will be featured online so everyone can join in the voting fun. Invite your family and friends to vote for your pet. Encourage friends and family to vote for your pet’s photo, and you could win exciting prizes. Votes are $1/each. All photo entries will also be considered as full-page month spreads in the 2017 wall calendar, and blind-judged by a selection committee. For information, contact the Escondido Campus at 760.888.2275; Oceanside Campus 760.757.4357; or San Diego Campus at 619.299.7012. Grandmothers Club Meeting The Grandmothers Club will meet for a potluck lunch on Thursday, September 1st, at noon at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave, Escondido. Bring a dish to share plus your eating utensils. Those who wish to attend do not need to be grandmothers. Call
As to the question, whether America or Britain produces the best humor is a most complicated one, not to mention a subjective one. But, not totally impossible to fathom. In regards to the most profound wit and cleverness of disguise and timeless beauty and multi-layered meanings, Shakespeare would, without question, win-out with his Comedy plays. His range of humor ranges from the sublime to the bawdy and the sexually risqué. This year, 2016, marks the 400th anniversary since Shakespeare’s death and, still, his comedic crown remains most secure, by most worldwide accounts. The British wit, in the category of both social and political commentary is spearheaded by George Bernard Shaw, who humorously made a huge distinction separating the British from the Americans: “The British and the Americans are two different people separated by a common language.” Shaw was stating both a cultural and comedic fact. Though many Americans wish to downplay any such differences, humorous or otherwise. (Shaw remained a British subject his entire life, but took dual nationality in 1934.)
In the category of modern political wit and humor, the Americans, by far, outdistance their British cousins – at least in the arena of greater controversy, to the point of raining down harsh punishment from their respective governments. Such was the case with the celebrated American television show, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” which ran on CBS from 1967 to 1969. The show was so popular that it knocked the mighty Bonanza out of first place in the ratings. However, the show’s political humor and satire during President Lyndon Johnson’s administration, proved to be its undoing. President Johnson was greatly agitated by the show’s political comedy and contacted close, personal friend, William S. Paley, head of CBS. The president’s behind-the-scenes talk with
Business Women’s Meeting on September 1st – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will meet on Thursday, September 1st, at 5:30pm for early networking; dinner at 6:30, meeting and program 7pm-8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, 92069. The program will be “Follow Up Sales Strategies” with Wanda Allen. You’ll learn that follow up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place. Wanda Allen is a national speaker, coach, and award winning business owner, after a 25-year corporate career and position of Senior Vice President for 15 years and a background working with sales teams throughout her career. Members can take advantage of free table tops to highlight your business/products; on a first come, first serve basis. Also, bring a door prize and get an additional opportunity to promote your business during the meeting. Cost is $23/members and $28/guests. For more info or to register, visit www.abwa-soaringeagles.org, contact Sue at 760.822.2242, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP to Sue if you wish to pay at the door. Hike at San Dieguito Lagoon Trail, Del Mar – The City of San Marcos invites you on Saturday, September 3rd, from 8am to 11am, to go on a 6.5 mile hike with 150’ of
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Paley resulted in the show’s cancellation in 1969 – a shocking decision since the show had good ratings!
Political leanings, even when couched in humor, can cause grave consequences for American comics and their livelihood of staying employed. Such was the case with comedians, Dick and Tommy Smothers. “So much for freedom of speech and comedy,” was Tommy Smothers’ parting reaction. During the tenure of “The Dick Cavett Show,” (ABC 1968-75), a similar drama unfolded behind the scenes; another seedy, pathetic condemnation that has no equivalency on British soil.
Dick Cavett’s political satire and humorous monologues did not always sit well with President Richard Nixon, nor did his guests. Cavett’s show soon became unbearable to the American president. Shocking as it may be to read, herewith is President Richard Nixon’s private taperecorded conversation with White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman: Nixon: “What the hell is a Cavett?” Haldeman: “Oh, Christ, he’s . . . he’s . . .” Nixon: “He’s terrible?” Haldeman: “He’s impossible. He loads every program . . . automatically, he’ll . . .” Nixon: “Nothing you can do about it, obviously?” Haldeman: “We’ve complained bitterly about the Cavett show.” Nixon: “Well – well is there any way we can screw him? That’s what I mean. There must be ways.” Haldeman: “We’ve been trying to.” Though the British have their equivalent of political satirists and humorists, American comics seem to have the dubious and brutal distinction of being – during modern times – more infamous
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The Paper • Page 4 • August 25, 2016 Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect
At approximately 11:10 AM, the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of a robbery which had just occurred at U.S. Bank, located in the 7700 block of El Camino Real. The victim reported that a white male adult had presented a note demanding money. The suspect, described as having a distinctive tattoo on his neck and wearing a gray hoodie, was seen fleeing in a white Ford Explorer. At approximately 3:08 PM, the California Highway Patrol became involved in the pursuit of a white Ford Explorer in the area of Highway 76 and Highway 395. The pursuit terminated when the suspect crashed and was taken into custody. An alert citizen who had witnessed the vehicle flee the bank robbery also saw news coverage of the CHP pursuit. That citizen called Carlsbad Police and stated he believed the Explorer was the same one he had seen flee the robbery. Investigators conducted a records check of the registered owner and saw the owner had a distinctive tattoo on his neck as described by the bank teller. A search of the suspect’s Explorer resulted in the seizure of evidence related to the robbery.
The suspect, identified as 33 year-old Timothy Allen Bliss, was booked into the Vista Jail on one count of robbery and commercial burglary, along with additional charges related to the pursuit. Bliss claimed to be transient. The Carlsbad Police Department would like to publicly thank members of the
community for their assistance in solving this case. “Alert citizens who report their observations to law enforcement help us to make our community safer,” stated Crimes of Violence Detective Sergeant Darbie Ernst, whose investigators worked on this case. The Carlsbad Police Department would also like to thank the California Highway Patrol for their assistance and professionalism. Driver of stolen vehicle is arrested in Carlsbad after collision
On August 19, at 1:22 p.m., Carlsbad Police Officers attempted to stop a stolen Green Honda CRV North Bound in the 5600 block of Avenida Encinas. The driver fled reaching speeds of 60 MPH. The driver turned west on Cannon Road and collided with two vehicles causing injuries to another driver. The driver of the stolen Honda was identified as 36 year old Christina Rodriguez from Escondido and the passenger was identified as 25 year old Danny Hernandez from Escondido.
Rodriguez was booked into Vista Jail for Felony evading causing injury, Auto Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of Stolen Property. Hernandez was arrested for Auto Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools and Felony Warrants. Escondido Candidates Listed
The election season is almost upon us. In Escondido, we’ve had a numbr of candidates file. We will list other cities and their candidates in subsequent
I haven’t even mentioned the food yet! Appetizers that were superb! Stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, a delicious rolled up slice of prime beef with a fresh asparagus spear in the center, tasty, crunchy . . . I could have eaten 20 of them. I think I did eat about five or six . . .and about the same of the shrimp cocktails.
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When the Silvergate Retirement Community throws a party you wanna hope you get invited! They know how to party!
Why . . . they even had Elvis there. Or at least it sure sounded like Elvis . . . and it kinda sorta looked like him as well.
Turns out his name was James Kruk, but he sure enough did look like The King. He serenaded the ladies . . . he made people get up and dance . . . it was quite a soiree . . . all hosted by the Silvergate Retirement Community in San Marcos at 1550 Security Place 760.744.4484. The Big Guy, Silvergate Owner David Petree and guest Alice Quigley got up and danced to the well-known, upbeat tunes of Elvis.
Everything was first cabin. It always seems to be that way at Silvergate. This was one of a series of parties Silvergate will hold throughout the year for residents, potential residents, and friends of Silvergate. We’ve been to several of them and have never been disapponted. This party was a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Homes organization. The Social Butterfly has more detailed information in her column which begins on page 3 of this here paper. Check it out.
A great cause put on by beautiful people for beautiful people. ••••• Sad news to report: My old pal and colleague, Doug Best, has passed away. He left us last Wednesday. We attended Doug’s 90th birthday not so long ago and could see that he was in declining health. We have since learned that he was in the care unit at Redwood Homes before passing.
Many happy memories of Doug, his musical show, his political career, his years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and his beautiful wife, Lorene.
In Escondido, candidates for the Escondido City Council include:
District 3 - Olga Diaz, incumbent Jose “Joe” Garcia, challenger, pastor, community activist, EPD Chaplain. District 4 - Mike Morasco, incumbent Ingrid Rainey - challenger, attorney, educator, businessperson. Treasurer:
Ryan T. Clark, 36 years old, Engineering Mgr & Entrepeneur Robroy R. Fawcett, 55 years old, attorney Blaise J. Jackson, School Board President and Attorney Douglas Shultz, Financial Analyst/Businessman John Trudell, CPA Escondido Union School District 1
Giovanny Miranda, community volunteer Doug Paulson, High School teacher District 3
Mirek Gorny, Real Estate Broker
Joe Muga, Clinical Psychologist
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Rest in Peace, old friend. ••••• I don’t know about you but I’m very uncomfortable with the elected position of City Treasurer for the city of Escondido. Ken Hugins, the incumbent, chose not to run this year so the filing period was extended a week. We now have five candidates for the position, three of whom I know personally. I’m sure the credentials for each of the five candidates are in order. I don’t have a problem with any of the candidates. What I do have a problem with is . . . the position of City Treasurer is, essentially, a part-time position. Ken Hugins said as much and, in fact, returned part of his salary to the city of Escondido in recognition of that fact.
Secondly, the job pays $126,800 with an anuual auto allowance of $4,500. To me, that demands a full time adminstrator for the department., That is waaaaay too much money to be paying a part-time treasurer. Each of the candidates has a full time job. None of the candidates indicate they are willing to leave their full time job or law practice (two of the candidates are attorneys).
That, to me, is totally inappropriate and a waste of taxpayer money. Problem is, the City Council cannot fix it. This city treasurer position and rate of pay apparently was voted in by the people in a petition drive; to
Letters to the Editor
Mayor Jim - On the Job - Even in Tokyo
This week Mayor Jim Desmond, who is in Tokyo on business, called our HOA board president regarding a proposed building project on land adjacent to our community. Our community, Las Brisas Pacificas, is located just east of the proposed site. The project is currently being called Vista Palomar Development (PC19076). The project proposes a hotel as well as condominiums on the same site. The builder is working with the Vista Zoning Board to get a significant change in zoning on this land. The property is located on the north side of San Marcos Blvd., just before it becomes Palomar Airport Road.
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change it would reqire, as I understand it, another petition drive. I’m not sure how many people are motivated enought to organize such a movement and/or lead it. So it appears we are stuck with a bloated salary structure for a part time position of city treasurer.
No reflection on any of the candidates. I’m sure their credentials are in order. It’s not so much them I’m critical of but “the system.” It’s simply not fair. I’ll be interested to see which, if any, candidate offers to refund a substantial portion of his annual salary, if elected. I understand Ken Hugins refunded some of his salary. I do not presently know the amount or, if, in fact, he did refund money. If the position were to be redefined as a part-time position, or if the position required a full-time administrator, I’d feel a whole lot better.
As a part-time treasurer I would think a fee of $250-$300 per hour would be attractive to a candidate and more palatable to the electorate. The next several months will be interesting to watch as the campaigns develop. Never, to my knowledge, have we had this many candidates for the job . . . nor for this kind of money. Should be a competitive race. We’ll be endorsing a candidate, but it will be a qualified endorsement.
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elevation gain. Enjoy views of San Dieguito River and tidal marshes; good bird viewing. Hike east to El Camino Real, turn around and walk all the way to the coast. A one- to two-mile interpretive walk will also be offered. Dogs allowed on leash. Registration will take place at 7:30am. Meeting location: From Via De la Valle just east of I-5, turn south on San Andres Dr. 32 58.769 N 117 14.847 W
“Ben-Hur” Connection at History Museum - A new version of the motion picture "Ben-Hur," the third since 1926, opened August 19, and the Valley Center History Museum is mounting an exhibit noting that two local residents played important roles in the previous versions of the classic film. Parts of the earlier films will screen as part of the exhibit. All three movies include the famous chariot race. In the first filming of the motion picture 90 years ago, Ramon Novarro played the title role. His missionstyle home on Lilac Road still stands. The 1959 version of "Ben-Hur," which starred Charlton Heston, was produced by Sam Zimbalist whose adobe home on Fruitvale Road remains. Both Novarro and Zimbalist have since died. They are among several dozen celebrities who have called Valley Center home over the years. The museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit vchistory.org or call 760.749.2993. El Camino Quilt Guild Meeting - will be at 9:30am on Thursday, September 8, in the gymnasium of the Faith Lutheran Church, 200 E. Bobier Dr., Vista, 92084. No food or drink is allowed. Doors open 9am. The program will be a presentation by Jenny K. Lyon, "Quilting is a contact sport." The workshop is Friday, September 9th, "Intro to Fearless Free Motion Quilting" at Quilt in a Day. Check her website to learn more. Free parking, garage sale and special activities. Guest fee $5; wear a name tag for a free prize drawing. Visit www.elcaminoquilters.com or
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Fallbrook Art Association Meeting – The September meeting of the Fallbrook Art Association will be on Thursday, September 8th, at the Fallbrook School of Arts on Alvarado. Guest artist will be Joe Oakes who will do a demonstration in Acrylics. He is a California artist focusing on representational paintings of landscapes and street scenes. He as a BFA from Cal State Fullerton, and currently lives in Palm Springs. He uses exaggerated color, light and shadow to capture your imagination. FAA general meetings start at 5:30pm, and are open to the public. Members are welcome to bring one work in progress for comments and suggestions from the demonstrator. Joe will also have a workshop on Sunday, September 11, and will have a materials list at the meeting. There is a fee charged, so bring your checkbook to reserve your spot.
Library Teen Book Club Discusses “Powerless” by Tera Lynn Childs Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens, ages 13 to 18, meets on Saturday, September 10, from 1pm-2:30pm in the Turrentine Room of the Library at 239 S. Kalmia, Escondido. Powerless, by Tera Lynn Childs, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or reserved using the online catalog at library.escondido.org. Students at Escondido, San Pasqual, and Orange Glen High Schools can also check out copies at their school library. In Powerless, Kenna, an ordinary teen, lives in a world full of heroes and villains with superpowers, and is the daughter of heroes. In addition to discussing Powerless, teens can share their opinions and ideas about other books they have enjoyed and propose titles for the next Burritos & Book Club meeting to be held on Saturday, November 12. Complimentary burritos will be provided, and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program. This program, generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library and Taco Bell located at 1944 E. Valley Parkway,
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COGG Members to Hear About San Diego’s Legal Issues – At the Tuesday, September 13th meeting of the Conservative Order for Good Government (COGG), San Diego’s Chief Deputy City Attorney, Mara Elliott, will describe how the city is dealing with these issues and what the future may hold. The issues that present substantial legal problems for the city include The Convention Center, pension reform, a stadium for the Charger’s, and the city’s infrastructure. Ms. Elliott, in the City Attorney’s office for six years, heads a team of attorneys that works to reform the City’s contracting practices, strengthens audits of the city’s books, and enforces environmental protection laws. She lives in Scripps Ranch with husband Greg, a community college professor in organic chemistry, and their two sons. The doors open for the meeting at 11:30am; lunch at noon, and concludes at 1:30pm. Cost is $25/person for non-members. Members pay pro-rated fees up-front in January and July. For information and reservations, call Marie Dishman at 858.486.0119, or email RoseMarie@COGGrb.com.
Also, a thank you to COGG members and friends for providing more than 2,900 meals for hungry neighbors, including active duty military, their dependents and veterans. Please know what a huge difference you have made. Thanks to all of you, many San Diegans will rest better knowing they have nutritious food to feed to their families.
Better Diagnosis Equals Better Dementia Care – A program to learn how better diagnosis equals better dementia care will be presented on Tuesday, September 13, from 10am-12:30pm at Silverado Escondido, 1500 Borden Road, Escondido, 92026. The program will be presented by Gilbert Ho,
MD, Neurology. With something as complex as dementia, ensuring the proper diagnosis as early as possible is key to better care over the course of the condition. A unique town hall Q&A discussion will follow the presentation. RSVP by Thursday, September 8th, by calling 760.737.7900.
Women’s Connection to Hold Fashion Show - The North Coast Women’s Connection, sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries invites you to attend their Fall is in the Air Fashion Show presented by Tamara Reed and Sherry Dickin, cabi Independent Stylists’ on Tuesday, September 13th, from 11am to 1pm, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. The guest speaker will be Judee Stapp, “Not Seen and Not Heard.” You will be moved from laughter to tears as Judee shares her story. Judee has served as mistress of ceremonies and been the featured speaker for women’s retreats. Make your checks payable to NCWC for $21/PP, and send to Shirley Tanzi, 3016 Garboso, Carlsbad 92009. Reservations due Sept. 6th. Day of luncheon walk-ins/$23. To learn more about this event, contact Joanne Viner, Media Relations, NCWomensConnect@gmail.com or the website at www.stonecroft.ministries.org.
Encaustic Artworks by Shima Shanti – On Saturday, September 17, from 6:30pm9pm, celebrate the Mystical Icons of Spirit, Masters of Men & Spirit, Art – Music – Cuisine at ArtBeat on Main Street, Wine Lounge, Boutique, Gallery, at 330 Main Street, Vista. Show runs September 17 through October 9th. ArtbeatOnMainStreet.com and PeaceWaters.com
Ancient Indulgences Lecture Series – The San Diego Archaeological Center will present a lecture series on Ancient Indulgences: Food and Diseases of the Bible, presented by Phil Goscienski, MD. This third installment of the Ancient
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Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4 The members of our community along with other communities in the same vicinity are opposed to a development of this type. This project, if completed, will create a number of problems for San Marcos residents. The additional traffic from this development will be significant. The primary entrance to the proposed site is on San Marcos Blvd. But entrance to the site will require guests at the hotel and residents of the condominiums to U-turn at the stoplight.
All revenues from the hotel and condominiums will benefit the city of Vista, but will add costs to San Marcos. Those costs will include additional areas for emergency support such as fire and safety. Also, the additional traffic could potentially impact response times for emergency services reaching adjacent communities.
With all the political rhetoric these days it is refreshing to have a city government that is both caring and responsive to the constituents they represent.
I just picked up The Paper at the grocery store and opened it up to see my son's picture!!
Thank you so much! It was a great write up - our friends and family will be so excited! You may run out of your papers this week :) Thanks again! Crystal Fernando
Editor’s Note: Ms. Fernando was referring to our lead local story in last week’s issue. Her son, Christopher, earned his rank of Eagle Scout. Quite an accomplishment and one we are proud to reognize. The Really Big Shewww
My wife and I have both read the article titled “The Ed Sullivan Show”. We found it very very insightful and interesting reading. The writer; Friederich Gomez, sure has a way with words and paints a very vivid picture of this show business legend. We look forward to more writings from this talented writer. Give that man a raise! /s/Dan & Rena Eller
/s/Gary Womble San Marcos, CA Sharp-Eyed Reader Mr. Davis,
Your editors really blew it this week,
I will still continue to read your paper because i enjoy all of the articles that you print, especially the ones by Mr. Gomez. /s/Gerry Miklos
Editor’s Note: What you saw is called a “placeholder” and was designed to show readers and potential family members and/or the funeral directors of North County what a new feature would look like in The Paper.
We are beginning a special page in The Paper that will feature Obituaries, Memorials, Area Services, and Death Notices. You will see the same basic layout in this week’s edition (on page 12) but without the placeholder text. It was a one-time demonstration model of what is to come. Glad to have you as a sharp-eyed reader!
Christopher Fernando - Eagle Scout
OMG! Lyle, you are Wonderful!
Escondido Union High - Trustee - Area No. 3 Christi Knight, incumbent, unopposed
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Cesar Serrano, Operatons Assistant Dane White, Resident Manager
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Escaped Inmate Sought by Sheriff
Readers are asked to be on the lookout for Demetrius B. Robertson, a.k.a. Demetrius Roberson, who escaped custody from Facility Eight, a medium security facility next to George Bailey Detention Facility in the 400 block of Alta Road in Otay Mesa. Only inmates classified as “lowmedium security” are housed at Facility Eight.
Robertson was discovered missing from his cell during a head count just before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21st.
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Escondido Church of the Nazarene.
Thomas Spivey, Pastor/Professor
Long time Escondido resident and tetired Escondido Police Department officer, Mark Ippolito, passed away recently. His memorial service has been scheduled for this Saturday , the 27th at 3pm, at the
RE: The OBITUARIES; the picture for ROBERT J. BROWN on page 12, looks like the same one for PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT on page 14. Also in AREA SERVICES Gilbert Vargas is listed 9 (nine) times starting today and going through Monday all at 2 p.m.
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According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is projected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of District 75, my office is continuously involved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable information and hands-on assistance. We share valuable resources on Senior Safety tips and how to avoid criminal scams, financial abuse, and disaster preparedness. We’ve helped numerous seniors who don’t have computers get access to the documents and tools they need where state agencies are involved: i.e. the DMV, Medi Cal, Franchise Tax Board, etc. Our office can also be a helpful liaison on Federal issues, including Medicare, Social Security and Veterans Affairs as well.
This assistance can also take the form of legislation. This session I introduced a bill to create a San Diego pilot program for
Robertson was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and a baseball cap. He is known to frequent the communities of Chula Vista, College Grove and Chollas View. He was arrested in May of this year for violating the conditions of his parole. Call 911 if he is seen.
counseling services for elder or dependent victims of financial abuse funded through the Victim’s Crime Fund. That bill is currently in the Senate Appropriations committee.
Specifically, throughout our district, we have participated in an ongoing series of meetings involving the Senior Disaster Resource Alliance, the 2016 Fallbrook Health and Wellness Fair, attended and provided resources and phone support to the 2016 Aging Summit, the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego in conjunction w/the Foundation for Senior Care, the grand opening of the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, held district meetings with SCAN Healthcare and the Alzheimer’s Association, and much more. We are here to help, and take great pleasure in doing so. Please don’t hesitate to call my District Office at 760-480-7570 or log onto my website at www.asmrc.org/waldron
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and more harshly-punished by their political leaders, as high up as the President of the United States. To the point of TV program cancellations and secrettapings of sabotage.
Though Johnny Carson could plunge the political knife, he refused to twist it. He had certain boundary lines which he refused to cross over. Side-kick, Ed McMahon, spoke of this: “When Richard Nixon was badly stumbling around the White House with a drink in his hand, just falling apart, Johnny said, ‘You know, no more Nixon jokes. He’s a sick man and you just can’t do that.’” (Pioneers of Television, PBS video, 2008) When the British contingency of comics and comedians challenged America to a duel on their side of the Atlantic, the encounter would be totally different that the popular American TV show, “Last Comic Standing.” In this new arena, British and American comedians would exchange insults and address challenges onthe-spot, not just stand there and do a formula set of jokes for five minutes. Suddenly, the stakes were much higher, much broader, and much more demanding of comedic skill! This new arena of distraction, pressure, and challenges can unravel even a seasoned comedy-opponent, like a ball of twine. As one television producer put it, “It’s like driving a car backwards down a mountain road and being funny and witty at the same time!”
In a special report to the lofty New York Times on July 6, 1986, Francis Clines reported a dismal result for American comedians under combat fire from their British counterparts. The New York Times reported: “In A Fight for Comic Supremacy, Yanks Lose!”
It all happened at Oxford Union, a debating society in the city of Oxford, England, where membership is drawn primarily from the University of Oxford, Britain’s third oldest University Union. The friendly clash between British and American comedians was later aired on American PBS television on March 24, 1987. Legendary American comic, an alumnus from the immortal Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, Alan King, fired the opening salvo on behalf of all American comedians. King quickly attacked the foundation of British humor in mocked seriousness: “You’ve got no mountains in England,” Alan King argued. “You can’t be funny in the moors!” To Alan King’s credit, the heavilyentrenched British audience fell into convulsed laughter. King was an undisputed hit. And the Britons let him know it. After all, it’s only cricket to do so. But, the fight had just begun. Blood had been drawn at Britain’s expense. A swift counter-attack would be launched by one of England’s greatest wits, Jasper Carrot. He would make a bold, mock-nasty assumption that would undermine and topple
much of America’s goldmine of classic humor: “Woody Allen is really English!” he pronounced to astonished make-believe-gasps throughout the hall. “He has to be English!” Jasper pleaded his case. “He has to be, because you can only get spectacles like the ones he wears from the National Health!”
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As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000, while the Southern Poverty Law Center puts it closer to 6,000 members.
The war of words was now on. Comedy shields now up.
Amidst all of this unbridled fun and zaniness, an American student at Oxford, suddenly rose from the safe comfort of his seat amongst the enemy, the very encampment of heavily British assemblage and – in mock, straight-faced humor – said: “Frankly . . . we didn’t win the Second World War for you people only to be treated this way!” The audience collapsed in loud laughter. Again, another score -this time from grassroots America!
American Alan King would now dare to attack the sensitive under belly of Great Britain, itself, stating how boring even the royal family is. His escape-route only being in the name of humor! He purposely misquoted Queen Victoria, the second longest-reigning British monarch. “She was misquoted by the press!” Alan alleged. “When she said, ‘We are not amused,’ she was really thinking of her subjects and actually was saying, ‘We (the monarchy) are not amusing.’”
Drawing himself up to his full height, British wit, Jaspar Carrot, had enough: “You Americans have destroyed British patience! We used to be a patient people – until you introduced your damned fast-food restaurants here! Now, Britons have begun to move toward hysteria – they no longer patiently wait an extra minute for their fish-and-chips as they used to!” Jaspar was now reaching a crescendo of intolerance: “Instead of British patience, we are now anxiously screaming over the counter: ‘Why are you taking so long?! What the hell are you doin’ – cookin’ the bloody food?!” The double power of said British humor is that it often carries the deadly impact of being funny and factual – both at the same time! For it is true that American fastfood chains now dot the British landscape, especially in London and, consequently, have changed British character from being patient to now expecting their food delivered quickly and efficiently – as defined by the words: Fast-Foods.
In the end, the British won this televised comedy-encounter, smashing their American comedy opponents by a gargantuan 2 to 1 margin based on the judging system. The healthy debate continues with gusto, with other televised bouts of comedic jousting between American and British comedians having at it. More recently, on October 7, 2013, American comic, Jack Black, and Britain’s Russell Kane, went head-to-head on the issue, creat-
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group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Evil ‘Invisible Empire’
One of the darkest chapters in American history was the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, which terrorized and murdered primarily AfricanAmerican and Jewish citizens beginning after the Civil War and well into the 20th century. Sadly, the organization still exists today, albeit underground.
“The Klan,” has had three distinct past and present movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as “white supremacy,”“white nationalism,”“anti-immigration,” and, especially in later iterations, “Nordicism,”“antiCatholicism,” and “anti-Semitism.” This hatred historically has been expressed through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they opposed. Down through the years, all three movements have called for the "purification" of American society, and all are considered right wing extremist organizations.
The first Klan flourished in the southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. It was a Democrat Party-led group of politicians and officials, who had been displaced by Republican-led Reconstruction after the Civil War. The Klan sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the Confederate South, especially by using violence against African-American leaders and former slaves. With numerous chapters across the South, the Klan was suppressed around 1871, through federal law enforcement. Members made their own, often colorful, costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be terrifying, and to hide their identities. The second KKK was resurrected in 1915, and flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, particularly in urban areas of the Midwest and West. It opposed Catholics and Jews, especially newer immigrants, and stressed opposition to the Catholic Church. This second organization adopted a standard white costume and used similar code words as the first Klan, while adding cross burnings and mass parades.
The third and current manifestation of the KKK emerged again in 1950s, in the form of small, local, unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They focus on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists. It is classified as a hate
Many groups and leaders, including prominent Protestant ministers such as Reinhold Niebuhr in Detroit, spoke out against the Klan, gaining national attention. The Jewish AntiDefamation League was formed in the early 20th century in response to attacks against Jewish Americans and the Klan's campaign to outlaw private schools. Opposing groups worked to penetrate the Klan's secrecy. After one civic group began to publish Klan membership lists, there was a rapid decline in members. Specific events also contributed to the decline. In Indiana, the scandal surrounding the 1925 murder trial of Grand Dragon D.C. Stephenson destroyed the image of the KKK as upholders of law and order. By 1926 the Klan was "crippled and discredited.”
Factionalism created one barrier, but many politicians, mostly Democrats and southern “Dixiecrats,” had supported the Klan simply out of expedience. When charges of crime and corruption began to taint the movement, those concerned about their political futures had even less reason to work on the Klan's behalf. By 1930 Klan membership in Alabama dropped to less than 6,000. Small independent units continued to be active in the industrial city of Birmingham. In the late 1940s and 1950s, members launched a reign of terror by bombing the homes of upwardly mobile African-Americans. Activism by such independent KKK groups increased as a reaction against the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1928 presidential election, the state voters overcame initial opposition to the Catholic candidate Al Smith, and voted the Democratic Party line as usual. The following shows the change in the Klan's estimated membership over time. (The years given represent approximate time periods.) 1920s – 4 million; 1924 – 6 million; 1930s – 30,000.
Today, an estimate as many as 6,000 clandestine Klan members still exist across the nation.
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Indulgences lecture series will be on Saturday, September 17, from 11am-2pm, at the Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027. Numerous diseases and medical conditions are mentioned in the Bible but these accounts were written long before the rise of medical science. This presentation seeks to identify them and place them in a modern perspective. A study of these diseases adds to our understanding of life in the biblical era. Following the lecture will be a tasting of many of the foods mentioned in the Bible. Admission (21 and over only); $20/members; $25/non-members. Space is limited and filling up; must register in advance. Purchase tickets online at www.sandiegoarchaeology.org. To register or for more info, contact Cara Ratner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 760.291.0370.
Escondido Senior Travel Trip Coming Up – On Wednesday, September 21st, Escondido Senior Travel has a trip scheduled to The Colorful Sounds of Broadway—The 40’s Follies at the Almansor Court in Alhambra. Lunch with wine, musical revue, shopping and raffle. Songs, dances, comedy dialogue, costumes, sing-alongs, patriotic salute to veterans and songs from Oklahoma, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, Pal Joey, and more. Cost is $88/person. For information or reservations, call 760.745.5414.
Chamber Music Workshop - The North Coast Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring a Chamber Music Workshop for string players on Saturday, September 24, from 12:304:30pm at Seaside Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, 92024. Intermediate level and more advanced players are invited to participate and will be grouped by ability. The music will cover a wide range of difficulty. To sign up for this workshop, visit the orchestra website, http://www.northcoast-
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ing quite an international stir in both the print and visual media!
Representing the United States, Jack Black, the multiple Golden Globes Award nominee and star of such comedy films as “School of Rock” and “Shallow Hal,” threw out a bombshell: “Brits come from the brain but we Americans come from the #%* (genitals)! If a comedian becomes too popular in Britain where does he go? He’s going to come to the U. S. to test his real mettle.” Even within the arena of playful comedy rough-housing, partial or total truth can sometimes hurt.
And Jack Black wasn’t done! He wanted to nail the coffin lid down, securely: “I’m just going to say ‘Richard Pryor.’ Simple. True. Seize it. Deal with it. Your serve.”
But the British have never been known to be a race that would just lie down and let a steamroller pass over them. Even if odds seemed overwhelming for them. Their resilience is historic, even at times in harsh play, be it soccer, or tennis. Or comedic competition. Jack Black’s remark of the British having cerebral or ‘brainy’ humor as opposed to the down-in-thetrenches warfare of American comedy did not sit well with the British comics. Britain’s Russel Kane refuses to lower himself in order to strike low. Rather, he walks dignified.
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And away from the temptation. Keeping his wits about him, he instead, surprises the ‘enemy’ with a softball. A gentle underhand lob of a deadly grenade which proves humor can be both intelligent and devastatingly funny – at the same time. Verbally pedaling backward, Kane resorts to deprecating British humor and leaves a minefield of explosive innuendo in his path: “No U. K. comic worth his salt would even attempt to argue that our comedy is superior – such is our modest sense of brilliance. British comedy is self-deprecation, self-destruction, self-effacement. It’s so great that to argue that it’s better would demean it.” It is all a most intelligent, revealing intercourse of reasoning power, use of language, humor, and cultural clash and a major television-viewing audience is enthralled, as it should be.
By all judges’ score cards – and by overwhelming television viewers’ consensus – Briton’s Russel Kane serves up the inexorable truth and pick’s the bones clean of Jack Black’s movie, “The Jerk.” Russell Kane sees the opening and with his comedic bat on fire, hits one out of the ballpark, way over the far fences, and into another country’s border line.
“Favorite movie over ‘The Jerk’?” Kane answers with a kill shot: “It would probably have to be ‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.’ Much like Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was the first modern novel, I think ‘The Meaning of Life’ is probably the first modern comedy. And it’s still more modern than most stuff you’ll ever watch today.”
Nevertheless, it is classic PBS television, at its best.
Step by step, the British comedians have matched us. It is a received myth that they are always the staid, polite, reserved coterie of comics, with dry, boring humor delivered from a deadpan face. That is a most dangerous mistake we often make in perceiving them. They are as eclectic as we are. Perhaps more so.
On this particular day, it’s the bottom of the ninth, bases are loaded.
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Some see the hidden beauty of what is happening on stage. Others do not.
Pulling himself up, Jack Black, realizes the Briton has placed him deliciously on the ropes, so he calmly takes to his microphone: “I know you’re leading me into our own masterpiece, ‘The Pick of Destiny,’ but I want to bob and weave. When I say funny movie, I say ‘The Jerk.’ You won’t beat Steve Martin – that’s pretty much game, set, and match.”
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20. There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder. 21. Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded. 22. If at first you don't succeed get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box. 24. When the blind lead the blind get out of the way. 25. A bird in the hand
They can be offensively ridiculous as Benny Hill who bulldozed many a censorship on sex and nudity on television; classically subtle as Peter Sellers in the original Pink Panther films; or outwardly in-your-face as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” or just naturally and visually funny as bulbous and crooked-eyed
is going to poop on you.
And the WINNER and last one! 26. Better late than pregnant.
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A guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge (still working), he put it in his front yard and hung a Sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it.' For three days the fridge sat there without anyone looking twice. He eventually decided that people were too mistrustful of this deal.
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Council Member, Represents District 3
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However, when it comes to comedic teams, then America struts her stuff. The ledger of American comedy teams resemble the New York Yankee’s “Murderers Row”: The Keystone Kops, Amos and Andy, Burns and Allen, The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Rowan and Martin, Cheech and Chong, and the Smothers Brothers. To further enumerate would be over-kill. Laurel and Hardy would be a split down the middle since Stan Laurel was British and Oliver Hardy, American. In comedy films today, there is
Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz did not submit a column for this week
virtually no comparison with the burgeoning treadmill of Hollywood movies. In this regard, America rules supreme on most every account. Even by British consensus, and by their own measuring rods, they relinquish this crown to us Americans in comedy film-making, by and large.
In a final analysis, it is most refreshing that in this day and age, a battlefield has been created where humor is the sword, comedic wit is the shield, and laughter is the drawn blood. On such a battlefield, there shall be no losers. Only victors – on both sides.
Yes, this was another cover story by the prolific writer, Friedrich Gomez!
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Changing Lives: An Evening to Benefit Lifeline – You are invited to join host Lifeline Board Member Pat Daly for live music, local food, drinks, and a drawing to win prizes for a good cause – to support Lifeline. The date is Saturday, September 24th, from 6-9pm, at 1351 Bello Mar Drive, Encinitas. Donation is $100/person or $150 with a guest. Most of us have important people in our lives – mentors, coaches, teachers and leaders – who helped us grow to be what we are today. For thousands of low-income kids in our community, those people are North County Lifeline. You can help Lifeline Change Lives! For more information, contact Shannon Stubblefield, 760842-6257 or email@example.com. Can’t attend but want to make a donation? Mail it to North County Lifeline, 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, CA 92056.
Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteers Needed for Vista - Are you retired? Bored? Looking for something to do? Something worthwhile and useful? Perhaps something fun and interesting…give us a call at 760-940-4434 and ask for the Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteer Recruiter. We are looking for men and women who meet the basic requirements; at least 50 years old, an American Citizen, and can pass a background check for our volunteer patrol service within the city of Vista. Candidates need to be available for an interview, then a background check, then do a short two-week academy. A marked vehicle is provided for a two-person patrol within the boundaries of the city of Vista. You will be authorized to place citations on vehicles that are parked illegally in handicapped parking and/or fire lanes, look for vandalism, graffiti, and other misconducts. Every day is different and exciting and above all, a direct support of our local law enforcement and the community of Vista.
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Jesus could have given a standard answer. The catechism answer like the ones we memorized as kids. Or the evangelism answer, aimed at bringing people to a relationship with Jesus. He could have given a controversial answer, the one the expert was hoping for.
Nougat is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a four month old, three pound, Domestic Short Hair kitten with a Tabby coat. While young kittens are able to entertain themselves much of the time, they still need guidance. The more play time and training you give them when they’re young, the more you’ll enjoy the rest of your lives together. Nougat was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program.
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Pastor Tom Fry, Retired, Church of the Nazarene
“Why do you always answer a question with a question,” a man asked his friend. “I don’t know,” the friend replied. “Do I?”
No, our editor hasn’t mixed up the Daily Chuckles and The Pastor Says columns. That old joke reminded me that Jesus often answered a question with a question. In fact, there are 29 instances in scripture where He did. Here’s where you can find a list of them, https://mondaymorningreview.wordpress.com/2 010/06/01/jesus-answering-questions-with-questions/. The one that got my attention is in Luke 10. An “expert in the law,” probably a Pharisee, asked Jesus a question to test him, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
But he didn’t.
Instead, he turned the question back to the questioner. “What is written in God’s Law? How do you read it?” He avoided confrontation. He dodged the controversy. But he did something even more important.
He forced the questioner to find his own answer. He made him dig into the depths of his mind and heart to seek a real answer. Not a pat answer. Not a politically correct answer. But an honest answer.
That’s what God wants us to do when we study His Word. He wants us to think about it, ponder it, puzzle over it and, eventually, discover, for our selves, its truth. “How do you read it?” “What does it say to you?” Those are Jesus’ questions to us as we read His Word, study it, and make it our own.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
DiscoverSanMarcos with a community photo scavenger hunt
The City of San Marcos is kicking off a
photos to social media and tag images with the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos along with a location-specific tag listed on the scavenger photo log.
Designed to encourage residents to discover the variety of recreation places and programs that the city has to offer, the #DiscoverSanMarcos scavenger hunt asks participants to take photos at a variety of pre-determined locations. Participants are encouraged to post the
For your last stop, visit the San Marcos Community Center at 3 Civic Center Drive to complete a registration form and show us your log and scavenger hunt photos. Participants will receive a program souvenir and earn one raffle ticket for each photo stop completed. To learn more, visit www.sanmarcos.net/DiscoverSanMarcos.
#DiscoverSanMarcos photo scavenger hunt Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Visit local parks, trails, facilities, activities and events to receive San Marcos swag and a chance to win gift cards and other great prizes valued at $25 and up.
Visit www.sanmarcos.net/#DiscoverSanMarcos for a complete listing of destinations and a scavenger hunt photo to track your discoveries.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter The following are some ways we p r o v i d e information to the community about city services, issues, planning projects, and news to keep residents informed about the City they live or work in. • Register for e-newsletters on subject categories you are interested in. They are sent to your e-mail inbox. Register for one or more subject categories online at CityofVista.com – E-news. • Public Notices for Planning Projects: Want to know when notices of public meetings on planning projects are scheduled? Sign up to receive the notifications on the City website.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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So he changed the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale $50.' The next day someone stole it! ••••• One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted ..... "Look at that dead bird!" Someone looked up at the sky and said..."Where?" ••••• While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?'
My brother explained that the sun rises in the east and has for some time. She shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with all that stuff......' ••••• My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard an admin girl talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the beach. She drove down in a convertible, but said she "didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving." ••••• My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car which is designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the car trunk. ••••• I couldn't find my luggage at the air-
port baggage area and went to the lost luggage office and reported the loss. The woman there smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and said I was in good hands. 'Now,' she asked me, 'has your plane arrived yet?'... ••••• While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time then said "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces." ••••• A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the United States House of Representatives) happened to appear. Ms. Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.
'What sort of question?' asked Pelosi.
Well, you might ask, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'' Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, 'You would-
• Another way to stay in touch is with the City’s Development Projects map. It is a useful tool using an interactive interface to provide citywide large-scale planning project information. Go to maps on the City website and click on Development Project map. • Our social media sites are also a great way for the community to learn about and participate in city government. The City also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites. • Coming soon, residents may download a new City app to report areas of concern, such as graffiti, street light issues, and other local problems needing attention in Vista. The app will also provide quick access to key information and services.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Annual Labor Day Pier Swim
Come join us on Monday, September 5th, for the annual Labor Day Pier Swim and help support the Oceanside Swim Club. The swim allows children 12 years old to participate and typically has swimmers in their 70s and 80s joining in. The course is one mile long, will be marked with colored buoys and swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction. Check-in begins at 7:00 am and ends at 8:00 am with the race beginning at Pier Lifeguard Tower 1. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each age/gender division. Firstplace n't happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history.'
finishers overall for each gender will also be recognized.Awards will be presented within 30 minutes of the final swimmer’s finish. The fee to register by August 31st is $55 and includes a T-shirt if available. The fee increases to $60 on race day. There will also be vendors selling their goods at the Pier Amphitheater on the day of the swim so be sure to include shopping in your plans. Several restaurants are in close proximity for your dining pleasure. You don’t want to miss this popular traditional event!
For more information please log on to www.labordaypierswim.com. •••• Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom. Ancient Greek Proverb. •••• Ate salad for dinner. Mostly tomatoes and croutons.
Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese.
'Would you mind telling me, Doctor,' she asked, 'how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?' 'Nothing is easier,' he replied. 'You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble.. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track.'
Fine. It was pizza. I ate a pizza. •••• My favorite restaurant offers water for dogs. Or short people with low standards.
"It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion" WILLIAM RALPH INGE,D.D.1860-1954 •••• Schubert had a horse named Sara.
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They don’t judge.
•••• Job Interview Personnel Manager: “What is your greatest weakness?” Old Marine: “Honesty” Personnel Manager: “I don’t think honesty is a weakness !” Old Marine: “I don’t give a damn what you think!” Semper Fi!
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In the Computer Store Category, Apple Stores took the “Bronze” and Best Buy the “Silver” but the “Gold” went to The Computer Factory San Marcos. Fry’s finished in fourth place and Costco in fifth.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Who’s the number #1 Computer Store in San Diego County?
In June of each year, the San Diego Union Tribune conducts a month long poll to determine what businesses represent “The Best of San Diego.” There are 176 businesses categories covering nearly all retail activities in San Diego County. According to the Union Tribune “The results represent the total votes received. So for those businesses who come out on top, they’re obviously doing something right since the majority of voters in that category deem the winner to be the best and many of these votes are based on personal experiences.” The result of the “San Diego’s Best” readers poll was announce in last Sunday’s “San Diego Union Tribune.”
That’s right; we beat the other 200 independent computer stores and all the multi-location Big Box stores, thanks to our happy customers. Fry’s and Best Buy each have locations within a block of our store and Costco is just across town. You, our customers, have easy access and exposure to all the big guys, but in spite of that (or maybe because of it) you chose us. You got us the “Gold,” thank you. There’s a lot happening in our business these days. We continue to build new desktop workstations for home and business but most of our new builds these days are for special applications. These are mainly high end desktops built for applications that require high speed. High performance CPUs, lots of RAM, solid state hard drives and often high performance video cards. We still offer Win7 or Win 10 on all new PCs
Home and business users that don’t have “high task” stand alone (off Internet) applications can usually benefit from the three to four year upgrade cycles of schools, corporations and govern-
Douglas George “Doug’ Best
September 24, 1925 - August 17, 2016
ments. The desktop and notebook PCs that Corporations trade in on new hardware are excellent alternatives to brand new “retail” PCs. Commercial grade PC “workstations” that are sold by Dell, HP and others are vastly superior in quality and reliability to the same brand “retail” PCs sold in “big box” stores. A high end “corporate refurb” will outperform and outlast a brand new “retail” PC and cost half as much. An additional benefit with “refurbs” is that they often come with Windows 7 giving the buyer the choice of Win7 or Win10. (Yes Win10 is still a free upgrade no matter what Microsoft tells you)
The addition of “refurb” notebooks and desktops to our inven-
Council from March, 1976 to June, 1988. From March 1978 to April, 1980, he proudly served as Mayor.
Donations in Doug’s memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church and School, 643 W. 13th, Escondido, Ca. 92025. Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista, CA., in charge of arrangements. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 27th, at 10 a.m.
ESCONDIDO - Doug passed away on August 17, 2016, just shy of his 91st birthday.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Robert Best and Nellie Bracegirdle. Preceded in death by his brother, Bruce, and sister, Eileen. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Vera ‘Lorene’ Best, daughter, Debbie Best Grauer, and her husband, Jim. Son, Bruce Best, grandchildren, Tyler Adams, Tracy Adams Denisac (Frank), Greg Best, Violet Best Bonbolo, (Brian), Able Best and Emma Best.
He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ezekiel, Juliana, Elijah, Austin and many nieces and nephews. Doug joined the Royal Canadian Air
Force when he was 18 and was stationed in England. He spent two years as an upper gunner on a Lancaster Bomber flying sorties over Germany from a British airfield. Of all his 67 gunner classmates only about 8 survived their wartime asssignments.
Doug’s mother had emigrated to San Diego from Canada in 1946. He made his way to the sunshine. By any account, Doug did well in his adopted land.
He had a successful career in the title insurance business but his passion was his radio program. He started on radio in the 1950’s with a late night show, “Best on Wax”at KFMB in San Diego. Over the years he produced and hosted “Doug Best Swings” from several North County stations. Doug served on the Escondido City
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tory fills the price gap below our new notebook (Acer and ASUS) and desktop PCs. We also accept trade-ins on the purchase of new desktop and notebook PCs. Trade in PCs that we manufactured get “refurbed” by us and sold with “new,” one year warrantees.
There are lots of exciting changes going on these days. We are jumping on the latest “Chromebook” PCs with access to “Android” applications that are challenging Apple and Microsoft. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest developments. In the meantime we’ll keep building, selling, repairing and upgrading your business and home PCs just as we have since 1995. Thank you for your support.
Death Notices Elva Marie Elwell, 69, of Escondido passed away on 8/15/2016
Jeanne Teresa Godwin, 55, of Santee, CA., passed away on 8/16/2016 Arrangements handled by: California Funeral Alternatives Escondido, Poway
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CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GENERATOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos (City) requests proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Perform annual Preventative Maintenance Services on six (6) City of San Marcos building emergency generators. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Scope of Work section of the Request for Proposals (RFP). CONTRACT TERM: The contract term to provide Generator Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services shall take effect for a period of two (2) years.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the City no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Late proposals will not be accepted. Electronic and facsimile submittals are not acceptable. Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos, Public Works Department, Attn: Lisa Fowler, Public Works Manager, Administration and Fleet, 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069.
PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting and site walk have been scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the City Public Works Department located at 201 Mata Way, San Marcos. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in this RFP and answer questions proposers may have relating to this RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory pre-submittal site walk of the location(s) will immediately follow the presubmittal meeting. All proposers must attend the pre-submittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from the City’s website at www.san-marcos.net. It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached hereto.
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Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in this RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in this RFP and the attachments hereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the City and the selected service provider. The City reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. s/s Matt Little, Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp August 18, 2016 and August 25, 2016 CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FUEL ISLAND SOFTWARE AND DISPENSER UPGRADE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos (City) requests proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The City intends to upgrade four (4) Fuel Dispensers, One (1) Central Controller, and the Fleet Fuel Management System software and hardware that controls, measures, and accounts for fuel dispensed to vehicles and equipment. The City currently uses Gasboy Fuel Management System and mechanical dispensers to manage fuel operations. Both systems require hardware and software upgrades to optimize efficiency. The current fuel tanks (gas and diesel) are constructed of fiberglass. The recently replaced sumps do not have interstitial spaces. The current site configuration utilizes Red Jacket relays and turbines and mechanical leak detectors. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Scope of Work section of this Request for Proposals (RFP).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019307 The name of the business: Phil Asian Market, located at 853 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Meal Court LLC 853 Orion Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited LIability Company. First day of business 7/19/16 /s/Hongyi Chen, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/19/2016 \8/11, 8/18, 8/25 and 9/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020959 The name of the business: La Chiquita Catering, located at 1520 Linda Vista, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Alicia Torres 4727 Via Colorado St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/8/16. /s/Alicia Torres This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/08/2016 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9./08/16 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019934 The name of the business: Oceanside Buggy Bath Carwash, located at 2946 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Lemkey Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 231455 Encinitas, Ca. 92023 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/1/1990. /s/John C. Lemkey, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/26/2016 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2016
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The name of the business: Creamistry, Johannsen Corp., located at 731 W. San Marcos Blvd., Unit 120, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Johannsen Corp. 36276 Bronze Court Wildomar, CA. 92595 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jocelyn M. Johannsen, Vice President. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/16/2016 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 and 9/08/16
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00026471-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Trevor Christian Sattes and Miranda Shea Hopkins filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Trevor Christian Sattes and Miranda Shea Hopkins, respectively, to Proposed name Trevor Christian Allen and Miranda Shea Allen, respectively. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: September 27, 2016, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 8/3/2016. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021682 The name of the business: Green Rock Accountin Solutions, Green Rock Accounting, located at 1459 Anchor Place, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Angelyn Pereira 1459 Anchor Place San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Angelyn Pereira This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/16/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021692 The name of the business: Playa Azul Restaurant, located at 1281 North Santa Fe, Suite x&y, Vista, CA., 92084. This business is registered by: Cristian Gonzalez Ceon 633 Shibroro St. Vista, Ca. 92084 Helio Leon Martinez 4663 Red Bluff Pl. #102 Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/Cristian Gonzalez Ceon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/16/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017895 The name of the business: Gardens by the Sea Nursery, located at 1500 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA. 92024. This business is registered by: Mike Hirsch 820 H South Rancho Santa Fe Rd San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/16. /s/Mike Hirsch This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/05/2016 8/04, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020679 The name of the business: Musee, located at 27245 Lous Pond Lane, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Transcendance Productions, Inc. 27245 Lotus Pond Lane Escondido, CA. 92026 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/03/16. /s/Geoffrey Bonnycastle, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/03/2016 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018959 The name of the business: Darn Right Marketing, located at 971 Borden Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Marcus and Robert Cummiskey 971 Borden Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by co-partners. First day of business was 7/12/16. /s/Marcus Cummiskey This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/14//2016 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019956 The name of the business: Livingreen Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, located at 1745 Nevada St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Michael William Farrell 1745 Nevada St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 10/01/09. /s/Michael William Farrell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/27/2016 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/082016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020928 The name of the business: Educational Services Plus, located at 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe, #210, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is registered by: Marianne Brown 999 No. Pacific A210 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 4/12/2011. /s/Marianne Brown This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/08/2016 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2016
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2016-021123 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Phong Pham State Farm Agency, located at 1001 W. San Marcos Blvd. #150, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 6/04/2013 and assigned File no. 2013-016286, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Phong Pham 1179 Adena Way San Marcos, Ca. 92069 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any matterpursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). crime). /s/ Phong Phamn, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/10/2016. 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020873 The name of the business: Happiness Nails and Spa, located at 3221 Camino de los Coches, Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA. 92009.. This business is registered by: Vicki Nguyen 866 Hailey Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Loan Tran 1015 Susana Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 8/05/2016. /s/Vicki Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/05/2016. 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 and 9/08 /2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-019288 The name of the business: MeCleaning Services, MeLandscaping Services, located at 16241 Stonebridge Pkwy #514, San Diego, Ca. 92131. This business is registered by: Maria and Marina Dawson 16241 Stonebridge Pkwy #514 San Diego, Ca. 92131 This business is conducted by a Joint Venture. First day of business was n/a. /s/Maria Dawson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/19/2016. 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 and 9/08 /2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020801 The name of the business: Nxtgen Search, located at 5858 Dryden Pl., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: Nxtgen Search LLC 4308 Canyon Vista Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sean Pope, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/5/2016. 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 and 9/08 /2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020682 The name of the business: World Wide Wellness LLC, TriWellness, located at 1902 Wright Place, #200, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: World Wide Wellness LLC 1902 Wright Place #200 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Renee Woods, Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/04/2016 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021841 The name of the business: Lonely Sea Productions, located at 1447 Via Terrassa, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Sean Walsh 1447 Via Terrassa Encintas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sean Walsh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/18/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021853 The name of the business: Suttons Sawdust, located at 5267 Hubbert Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Jared Sutton 5267 Hubbert Street Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jared Sutton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/18/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021513 The name of the business: JME Residential, located at 2508 E. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Jamie Lee Rice 1010 W. Tropicana Ave. #156-417 Las Vegas, NV.89147 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jamie Lee Rice This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/15/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021886 The name of the business: Quick Live Scan, located at 340 W. 2nd Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Irene Gonzales Longoria 3942 Stanford Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Irene Gonzales Longoria This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/18/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Project No.: P13-0009 (SP 13-001, TSM 13-001, CUP 13010, ROZ 14-001, PZ 14-001, GPA 15-002, EIR 15-001) Applicant: Farouk Kubba Request: The applicant proposes a Specific Plan Amendment and Tentative Subdivision Map to allow for 189 clustered single-family residential lots and open space on 265.8-acres within the San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan Area (SPA) plus an additional 27.5 acres of contiguous open space. The project also proposes annexation of approximately 124.7 acres from the County of San Diego which requires approval by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). A pre-zone from County Zoning (A-70) to Specific Plan Area (SPA) will be required for a 9.7-acre portion of the project site currently in the County. Additionally, a Ridgeline Development Permit that would allow a portion of the proposed subdivision to be developed in accordance with the Ridgeline Overlay Zone and a Conditional Use Permit for temporary use of a rock crusher(s) during grading operations have been requested. The project includes a General Plan Amendment to modify the acreage and description for the future Buena Neighborhood Park (the project’s proposed Park “C”) in the Parks, Recreation, and Community Health Element of the General Plan to be consistent with the adopted 1990 Parks Master Plan. The extension of N. Las Posas Road to Buena Creek Road is not proposed as part of this project. The narrow strip of property extending up to Buena Creek Road (as shown on the vicinity map of this notice) will be preserved habitat as part of the 210.8 acres of conservation open space for the project. E n v i r o n m e n t a l D e t e r m i n a t i o n : Environmental Impact Report (EIR 15-001, State Clearinghouse No. 1999071007) was prepared and circulated for public review from June 23, 2015 to August 24, 2015 pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: North of Santa Fe Hills at the northern end of N. Las Posas Road, more particularly described as a Portion of Sections 34 & 35, Township 11 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Meridian in the County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 182110-02-00, 182-110-03-00, 182-111-01-00, 184-101-1400, 184-102-18-00, 184-10232-00, 182-102-44-00, 184240-13-00, 184-240-14-00, 184-240-15-00, 184-240-3200, 184-240-33-00, 184-24105-00, 184-241-06-00, 184241-07-00, & 184-241-08-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen, Associate Planner, by calling 760-7441050 extension 3236, or via email at PlanningDivision@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice
(or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1055. Appeal rights are available. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/25/16.
NOTICE INVITING BIDS INSTALLATION OF VEHICLE SPEED FEEDBACK SIGNS PROJECT, CIP NO. 87001
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (Public Works Administration building), at 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069, up to the hour of 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened in the main conference room of the Public Works Administration building. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The work generally consists of installing solar-powered vehicle speed feedback signs at nine (9) roadway curve locations in the City of San Marcos. Plans are attached which show the proposed locations of the vehicle speed radar feedback signs in the City of San Marcos. In addition to the installation of the new devices, the vehicle speed feedback signs shall allow communication through the City’s IP network with wireless IP radio. Software shall be provided to manage and monitor the vehicle speed feedback signs to update operation schedules, display settings, and statistics. LOCATION OF WORK
The work to be constructed is located along nine (9) roadway curve locations in the City of San Marcos. TIME OF COMPLETION
Time is the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within FORTY-FIVE (45) WORKING DAYS after the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9 except the specified amount shall be changed to FiveHundred ($500.00) per calendar day that the work, including punch list, is not completed beyond the specified contract time. PRE-BID CONFERENCE A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
September 7, 2016 in the Valley of Discovery Room at City of San Marcos City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, Ca 92069. Bids from Contractors not represented at this meeting will be rejected. GENERAL
Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Public Works Administration Building in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR INSTALLATION OF VEHICLE SPEED FEEDBACK SIGNS PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages
and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, 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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice. Bidders are also advised that, as required by Federal law, the City of San Marcos is implementing new DBE requirements and continue to report overall DBE participation for this Federal-aid contract. The DBE contract goal for this project is 15.2 percent. In order to ensure compliance, the DBE outreach must start earlier in order to provide the required proof of outreach. All outreach efforts shall be documented (including follow up contacts) to demonstrate aggressive pursuit of DBE participation. The DBE solicitation should not be limited to those operating in the area. It is the responsibility of the prime contractor to solicit all certified DBE’s willing to work in the area. Contractors are responsible to review the latest requirements of Caltrans the Division of Local Assistance before submitting their bid. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Estimated Construction Cost: $207,000.00 s/s Matt Little, Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp 8/25/16 and 9/1/16 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-020677 The name of the business: Sierra Woodworks, Sierra Woodworks and Fine Cabinets, located at 1565 La Mirada Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Ulises Sadot Hernandez Rodriguez 1915 Wellington Ln. Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/03/16. /s/Ulises Sadot Hernandez Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/03/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-021499 The name of the business: R-N-R Errand Services & Delivery, located at 237o Ardys Place, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Jimmy Orellana 237 Ardys Place Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jimmy Orellana This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/15/2016 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2016
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