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The Paper • Page 6 • August 29, 2019

125th Anniversary Cont. from Page 5

Even before Labor Day was made an official federal holiday, Oregon jumped the gun by making it a legal state holiday on February 21, 1887. That same year, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, also legally adopted the holiday, 7 years before U. S. President Grover Cleveland made it a legal holiday on June 28, 1894. But the state of Oregon was the very first by making it a state holiday. THE YOUNGEST LEGAL AGE FOR A CALIFORNIA WORKER TODAY IS: A. 14 years of age. B. 15 years of age. C. 16 years of age.

This is rather a tricky question, but, if you selected “A” for 14 years of age, you are correct. California’s minimum age to work is age 14 (in most cases). According to the state’s Department of Industrial Relations, the specific rule in California requires any child under the age of 18 (a minor by law) to have a permit to work for any job.

However, it must be made clear that the State of California also provides allowances for 12 and 13-year-olds to work various types of jobs on non-school days, generally including holidays, vacations, and weekends. Below is a sampling of California businesses and minimum age policies:

STARBUCKS: Minimum age is 16 (Montana, sets their minimum age at 14). McDONALD’S: Depending on each store’s policy, the minimum age is 14, but, the store is free to opt for an older employee. WALMART: Applications vary, but, generally speaking, you must be at least 16 years of age to work at Walmart and a minimum age of 18 to work at Sam’s Club. (Note: During the late 1800s, children as young as 5-years-old worked in factories and mines. Child Protection Labor Laws have changed to protect the welfare of children since then.) WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON (LARGEST) JOB POSITION IN AMERICA’S WORKFORCE? A. Retail salespeople. B. Cashiers. C. Office clerks. D. Fast food preparers & service workers. E. Waiters & waitresses.

By sheer total numbers, the largest and most common job in America is “A” for retail salespersons. Followed in exact transmission order above: cashiers, office clerks, fast food service workers, and waiters/waitresses.

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY CITIES WITH HIGHEST TOTAL WORKFORCE. 1. Oceanside (pop. 174,811) employs c. 80,300.

2. Escondido (pop. 152,213,000) employs c. 71,644. 3. Vista (pop. 99,500) employs c. 48,100. 4. San Marcos (pop. 93,500) employs c. 43,600. 5. Poway (pop. 49,900) employs c. 23,500.

Generally speaking, the larger the population, the larger the workforce. In terms of workers in proportion to population, Poway has the highest workforce, followed by Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and Oceanside. LABOR DAY IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST WEEKENDS FOR FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS?

While 4th of July and New Year’s Eve are among the most dangerous “single days” to be driving on U. S. roadways, Labor Day weekend spans 3-days and, therefore, claims car-related fatalities averaging 308 or more each year. With this deadly figure threatening to increase to record numbers the public is strongly advised to adhere to 3 primary rules of driving during these dangerous travel times: 1. Drive sober. 2. Do not text or engage in other distracting activities while driving. 3. If tired, pull over safely and call your relatives that you are running late or may have to seek overnight lodging and continue driving the next day.

May all of you have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. God bless all of you, each and everyone. And may God bless our American workforce everywhere.

A Win for Homeowners

In a big win for California homeowners, the State Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that direct the state to return $331 million it diverted from Californian's with mortgages hurt by negative lending practices during the economic downturn.

In 2012, the State of California received $410 million from a lawsuit involving the nation’s five largest mortgage services – Ally (formerly GMAC), Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America, all of which had been charged with multiple federal lending violations. The settlement was intended to provide funding for legal aid, foreclosure hotlines, consumer education and efforts combatting financial fraud. However, the State of California decided to divert $331 million to pay off unrelated debts, including housing bonds, which in some cases were enacted more than 10 years before the 2012 mortgage settlement. A coalition that included representatives of the Asian American and Latino communities sued California and won in two court cases, but delays continued. The Legislative majority even passed a bill (SB 861), that attempted to block the court rulings that benefitted homeowners. Thousands of homes were lost

There may come a day when you get hurt and have to miss work. Don't worry, it won't hurt to miss work.

Over the years, I have realized that baseball is really just a menopause for life. We all have limitations, but we also know limitation is the greatest form of flattery. Beauty is in the eyes of Jim Holder

The Author, Friedrich Gomez. This is his 138th cover story for The Paper!

Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

you won't get what you want unless you want what you get. Some will choose a different path. If they don't want to come along, you can't stop them. Remember, none are so kind as those who will not see. Keep the faith and follow the Commandments: Do not covet thy neighbor's wife, unless she has nothing else to wear. Treat others before you treat yourself. As Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt once said, 'The only thing you have to fear is beer itself.'

Hold on to your integrity, ladies and gentlemen. It's the one thing you really need to have; if you don't have it, that's why you need it. Work hard to reach your goals, and if you can't reach them, use a ladder.

Half the lies you hear won't be true, and half the things you say, you won't ever say.

As parents you'll want to give your children all the things you didn't have. But don't buy them an encyclopedia, make them walk to school like you did. Teach them to have respect for others, especially the police. They are not here to create disorder, they are here to preserve it.

Throughout my career, I found good things always came in pairs of three. There will be times when you are an overwhelming underdog. Give 100 percent to everything you do, and when that's not enough, give everything you have left 'Winning isn't everything, but it's better than rheumatism.' I think Guy Lombardo said that. Finally, dear graduates and friends, cherish this moment; it is a memory you will never forget. You have your entire future ahead of you. Good luck and Bob's speed."

while the state was trying to justify its illegal diversion of funds. California has a surplus of over $20 billion, and a Rainy Day Fund of over $19 billion, but still tried to divert money aimed at helping people threatened with losing their homes. This is totally unacceptable!! And now that the State Supreme Court has spoken, California must come into full compliance with court mandates.

Last month, myself, as Assembly Republican Leader and the Senate Republican Leader sent a letter ( ) to Governor Newsom requesting full details of his plan to bring California into compliance with court rulings. In a matter that impacts so many, full disclosure and transparency are not negotiable. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista. (GOD ENJOYS A GOOD LAUGH!)

There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black: 1. He called everyone brother. 2. He liked Gospel. 3. He didn't get a fair trial.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish: 1. He went into His Father's business. 2. He lived at home until he was 33. 3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin - and his Mother was sure He was God. But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian: 1. He talked with His hands. 2. He had wine with His meals. 3. He used olive oil. But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian: 1. He never cut His hair. 2. He walked around barefoot all the time. 3. He started a new religion. But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian: 1. He was at peace with nature. 2. He ate a lot of fish. 3. He talked a lot about the Great Spirit. But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish: 1. He never got married. 2. He was always telling stories.

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