Volume 45 - No. 36
September 03, 2015
by lyle e davis
Isn’t it wonderful?
A handsome groom, a blushing bride, all decked out in white, birds singing, church bells ringing, the wedding vows, the benevolent and smiling pastor, priest, rabbi, or alternative religious authority figure . . and those magical wods, “do you take_______ to be your lawfully wedded . . . “ Wait just a minute here.
That’s a scene from a movie and may not be an accurate reflection of what life really is. Are the days of the $20,000 and up marriage a thing of the past? Absolutely not.
But are they diminishing? Yup.
More and more people, and not just young folks, are opting to live together without benefit of a religious or legal blessing. Or, if getting married to do it quickly and inexpensively, in a civil ceremony. Nationwide, the figures are interesting.
It's no secret that marriage rates have been on the decline for decades -- in 2011, just 51 percent of Americans were married, compared to 72 percent in 1960. And new research predicts that marriage rates will remain at a historic low in the years ahead.
I love being with him. He brings me coffee. I give him a kiss. It's 'good morning.' We love each other. We fight the way people are supposed to fight. We love our lives together."
used to get that question all the time: Why haven't you married Stedman? Actually, Stedman asked me to marry him, and at first I said 'Yes!' but it turned out that I wanted to be asked to be married more than I wanted to be married," Oprah explained in 2010.
"The flip answer is, if it ain't broke don't fix it," the actor told ELLE U.K. in 2012. "The better version of that is, that any relationship is a day-inday-out process." He added, "Having a piece of paper serves to remind you of your commitment, but we do a pretty good job of reminding each other."
Celebrities Who Live Together Without Being Married
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell: The "Overboard" co-stars have been together for three decades, but have no plans to wed. Though they've never officially tied the knot, their 30year relationship has outlasted most Hollywood marriages.
"The question is, 'Why (get married)?' it's not, 'Why not?'" Hawn said on "CBS This Morning" in 2012. "We're in love. I wake up every morning. The Paper - 760.747.7119
Hawn, 67, and Russell, 62, are one of those couples we tend to think of as hitched even though they're not. Here are some other pairs in that category. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham The media queen and her beau have been together for 25-plus years, leading some to ask why they haven't tied the knot. "I
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt The "Mad Men" star and "Kissing Jessica Stein" actress have been together for more than 15 years, but haven't wed.
Jane Fallon and Ricky Gervais The British comedian and his longtime partner have been together for three decades, but have yet to get hitched. "There's no reason we're not getting married other than there's no point at the moment. There might be one day, but it's
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not... I'm not digging my heels in going we can never get married for any reason. We just... there's no point," Gervais told Piers Morgan.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Brangelina finally got engaged in 2012, but the couple --who have been together since 2005 and have six kids together -have yet to make it official. Pitt famously said they would not marry until same-sex marriage was legal for everyone in the U.S.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Watts and Schreiber have sons
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Dress Codes
Many of us over 50, WAY over 50, are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashions.
Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided: 1. A nose ring and bifocals 2. Spiked hair and bald spots 3. A pierced tongue and dentures 4. Miniskirts and support hose 5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads 6. Speedos and cellulite 7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar 8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and
Sasha and Samuel together, but are in no rush to tie the knot. "We're very much together. We just don't have that certificate, and that's okay with both of us," she has said. "Maybe one day, we'll just wake up and go 'Hey, let's do this.' And maybe not."
March 2012. "Nowadays, it's not taboo to have kids and not be married. What makes a difference is that you're a good parent, period."
Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson Bellamy and Hudson, who welcomed son Bingham in July 2011, have been engaged for a year and a half, but seem in no rush to walk down the aisle. "I think until the day we get married, the answer is going to be, 'We have no intention right now of getting married.' And then you'll find out we got married,"
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
Despite having been together for more than a decade, the tennis pro and "I Like It" singer aren't yet headed to the altar. "I've never really thought marriage would make a difference. Maybe it's because I come from divorced parents, but I don't think you love someone more because of a piece of paper," Iglesias told Parade in
Private research company Demographic Intelligence studied the state of marriage in the U.S. and, in an analysis predicted that the marriage rate will remain at 6.8 marriages per 1,000 people.
Researchers also predicted that the average age at first marriage will increase -- by 2015, the company predicts the average age will be 29.2 for
Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
Please keep these basic guidelines foremost in your mind when you shop.
The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me a thing around here."
A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?" The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay, Room 302." The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well.
These observations occurred to me as a result of a recent trip to the LA area to witness a series of civil weddings at the historic Santa Ana Courthouse. It’s a fun people watching exercise. Asians, Latinos, Caucasian and, in my case, Brazilians, all participating in a wedding ceremony, all in a variety of formal and semi-formal dress. These folks opted to get married. But that’s counter to the norm.
More and more couples are choosing to live together withour benefit of marriage.
a heart monitor 9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge 10. Pierced nipples that hang below the waist 11. Bikinis and liver spots 12. Short shorts and varicose veins 13. In-line skates and a walker And the ultimate 'Bad Taste' in fashion: 14 A thong and Depends
men and 27.1 for women, up from 28.2 for men and 26.1 for women in 2010.
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news." The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~
The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers~
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev~ When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to
Experts have attributed the decreasing marriage rate to a number of factors, including divorce fears, changing cultural attitudes about marriage and rising college debt. However, a 2010 Pew Research Center study found that though 40 percent of Americans said marriage is becoming obsolete, 61 percent of never-married individuals said they'd like to tie the knot someday.
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believe it. ~Clarence Darrow~
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author unknown~
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton~ Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer~
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~ A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle~ Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson~
There ought to be one day -just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen. ~Will Rogers~
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Meanwhile, cohabitating couples are shown to be happier than married couples. A study released in January, 2013, found that while married couples exhibited health gains (most likely due to marriage benefits such as shared health plans), unmarried cohabitating couples experienced greater happiness and selfesteem. How many couples do you know who were living happily ever after as a couple . . . and then got married? And then saw them get divorced in a matter to 2 or 3 years? I’ve seen several within my contingent of pals. The cost of marriage
First comes love. Then comes marriage. But when the romance is said and done, these occasions are almost always followed by another, less-intimate commonality: a massive credit card bill. According to The Knot's annual Real Weddings Study, the average cost of a wedding (excluding the honeymoon) reached an all-time high of $31,213 in 2014. That's up 4.5 percent from the prior year, and marks the fourth consecu-
tive year of gains.
$31,000!? To me, that is ridiculous . . . even if you can afford it. Would it not make more sense to write a check for a down payment on a home than to spend that much money on a ceremony and reception? I don’t have a daughter . . . but if I did, and if she insisted on getting married, I believe I’d urge her to be terribly romantic . . . and elope. I might even give her a few hundred dollars of ‘mad money’ to spend as she pleased (as well as old whatzisname, her intended).
I remember a son of mine telling me his girl friend wanted to get married. What did I think?
“Well,” I said, “it’s your decision, of course. But my recommendation is to live together for a year. Make sure you can live under the same roof together. Make sure you ‘like’ each other . . . not just ‘love’ each other. You can fall out of love . . . but it’s hard to not like someone you truly like.” He took my advice. In less than a year they were no longer a couple living together. They learned that they genuinely cared for each other. They simply couldn’t live under the same roof together.
I still think it’s some of the best advice I’ve ever given and I think he’d agree. Three of four women in the U.S. have lived with a partner without being married by the age of 30, an increasing trend that suggests cohabitation is now a regular part of family life in the U.S., researchers say.
The survey of 12,279 women ages 15 through 44 also found that 40 percent of unmarried partners transitioned to marriage within 3 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. A third of the arrangements stayed intact without marriage, while 27 percent dissolved, the study found. More people are putting off marriage either because they can’t afford it or because it’s financially risky, said Gail Wyatt, the director of the University of California Los Angeles’s sexual health program. About 48 percent of the women surveyed lived with a partner as a first union, compared with 34 percent in 1995. Others may view cohabitation as a way of test-driving a relationship to see if a wedding will work. A couple that shares an address counts as a “first union,” as does a first mar-
riage, according to the report. Only 23 percent of first unions were marriages in the study period, compared to 39 percent in 1995.
“Cohabitation is a common part of family formation in the United States, and serves both as a step toward marriage and as an alternative to marriage,” the report said. Of course, the question of children enter into the decision as to whether or not to marry or to become ‘a couple.’
There are, for example, inheritance issues. Children born have an automatic right of inheritance from one or both parents unless one or both parents disinherit the child or children. Settling legal inheritance issues are more complicated and costly if the parents are not married. Sometimes, even if the parents are married, inheritance issues can be a costly question. Ask any probate attorney. A couple who have been married before may also have complications when thinking about whether to formally marry or to just live together as a couple. The kids of the woman, for example, may be concerned that the new male member of mom’s family may stand in line to inherit some of her assets that would otherwise go to them; similarly, the kids of the man would have similar concerns as to whether the woman married their dad so she could get at his assets when he dies. These problems can be address ed via a pre-nuptial agreement as well as other legal devices. You will find many older people, often those who have lost a spouse, who find another mate but they wind up living together rather than getting married. Usually, these oldsters are not likely to have children together so some inheritance issues are put at rest. Hopefuly, the kids will understand the two individuals are together because they enjoy each other and want to remain happy. Sometimes that works. Sometimes not. Family members can, and do, interfere with relationships.
That is probably not news to you. A Georgia State University study found, in part:
In 1960, of the 52,799,000 households, only 439,000 were unmarried cohabitants as opposed to 104,705,000 households in 2000. In 2000, there were 4,736,000 unmarried cohabitants in the United States.
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Two blondes were filling up at a gas station and the first blonde says to the second, "I bet these awful gas prices are going to go even higher." The second blonde replies, "Won't affect me, I always put in just $10 worth." ••••• A blonde and her husband are lying in bed listening to the next door Neighbor’s dog. It has been in the backyard barking for hours and hours. The blonde jumps up out of bed and says "I've had enough of this/" She goes downstairs. The blonde finally comes back up to bed and her husband says "The dog is still barking; what have you been doing?"
The blonde says "I've put the dog in our backyard, let's see how they like it.” ••••• One day, Jill's husband came home from the office and found her sobbing convulsively. "I feel terrible," she told him. "I was pressing your suit and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers." "Forget it," consoled her husband. "Remember that I bought an extra pair of pants for that suit."
"Yes, and it's lucky for you that you did," said Jill, drying her eyes. "I used them to patch the hole." ••••• Two blondes were walking down the road and the first blonde said, "Look at that dog with one eye!"
The other blonde covers one of her eyes and says, "Where?" ••••• A blonde decided to redecorate her bedroom. She wasn't sure how many rolls of wallpaper she would need, but she knew that her blonde friend from next door had recently done the same job and the two rooms were identical in size. "Buffy," she said, "How many rolls of wallpaper did you buy for your bedroom?" "Ten," said Buffy.
So the blonde bought the ten rolls of paper and did the job, but she had 2 rolls leftover. "Buffy," she said. "I bought ten rolls of wallpaper for the bedroom, but I've got 2 leftover!"
"Yes," said Buffy. "So did I." ••••• A blonde bought two horses and could never remember which was which. A neighbor suggested that she cut off the tail of one horse, which worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. The second horse's tail tore in the same place and looked exactly like the other horse's tail. Our
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The Paper • Page 4 • September 03, 2015 Police Looking for Woman Who Steals Packages
Be on the lookout for a woman who was caught on camera stealing packages in San Marcos. Someone who knows the suspect might recognize her and the getaway car.
The video shows a woman getting out of a four-door, white or gray older model Mercedes Benz with a sun roof. She walks up to the front door, stuffs UPS packages into a tote bag and gets back into the passenger side of the car. The suspect is described as a white female in her 30s with brown hair. She was wearing a black top and shorts. Keep these safety tips in mind when ordering items online:
The theft happened on Monday, August 10th just before 3:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of Ariana Road in San Marcos. The homeowner ordered several items on Amazon.com and when her packages didn't arrive, she checked the delivery status of her order online. She discovered the items were actually delivered on August 10th. She checked video surveillance around her home and discovered the theft. She then called the San Marcos Sheriff's
• Choose a shipping option so you can sign for delivery. Request friends and relatives sending you a package to do the same and ask for a tracking number. • Keep an eye on the package's delivery status. Sign up for email or text alerts. • Ship the package to another location such as your office if you won't be home to receive it. • Leave special instructions on where to deliver packages (behind bushes, side or back patio, etc.). • Choose delivery pickup. • Insure your packages • Get to know your carriers. • Be a good neighbor. Look out for each other. • Report suspicious activity or vehicles to the Sheriff's Department. Call (858) 5655200. married on this day . . . lots of people with minimal air conditioning, makes for a muggy area. Still, there was a fascinating museum to tour while waiting, and plenty of people watching. There were Latinos, Asians, and a few Caucasians. And then the beautiful Brazilians. More about the Brazilians shortly.
Man About Town
It’s been a busy week and weekend . . . hot, hot weather, hot working conditions . . . and hot women! Let me ‘splain you.
Last Friday I drove up to Santa Ana with my cousin, Doug Leverenz, for the dual purpose of (a) him attending his stepdaughter’s wedding, and (b) assisting him in removing lots of items stowed in a storage locker, transferring them to a U-Haul Truck and helping him head back cross-country to Minneapolis with his heavy load. The wedding was a civil ceremony held at the historic Santa Ana Court House. Lots and lots of people decided to get
While I sat waiting for the wedding of my cousin’s step-daughter I took notice of the various cultures represented in the several different weddings. The Asians and Latinos tend to favor a white formal shirt for the men and colorful gowns and dresses for the women. Very few wore a traditional suit and tie. It was simply too hot.
Some of the women surprised me. One rather portly woman wore a mini-skirt and platform high heels. I couldn’t help but wonder why she would wear a mini-skirt that accentuated the thickness of her legs - and the platform high heels that threatened to topple her with every step. I would think she would wear flats and conceal her thighs rather than emphasize them . . . and wear a pant suit or something. . . you know, like Hillary does. I chuckled inwardly at the
It is a federal offense to steal mail or packages delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). These investigations are handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Escondido Police Seek Help in Identifying Scammers Police seek help in identifying lottery scam artists targeting the elderly.
Letters to the Editor A Disagreement
After reading Mr. Tashjian's Letter to the Editor, I felt compelled to respond and respectfully disagree.
In his letter about Native Americans, he states that the United States did not "kill them all off," that their population may have actually increased, and that many are satisfied to remain on reservations. Escondido Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in lottery scam series. The suspects
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In point of fact, the doctrine of Manifest Destiny and U.S. domestic policy from the President downward resulted in the destruction of the Native American culture and peoples. They were to be "civilized" by
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“deputy marriage commisioners’ as they scurried from one department to another, then to the wedding chapel. It was a bit incongruous . . .them wearing tennis shoes, blue jeans, and polo shirt, all covered with a non too impressive black judicial robe.
his other step-daughter, was equally beautiful (she had just arrived after a 12 hour flight from Brazil with a toddler that was ill all the way home and still wasn’t feeling well.)
And then it happened!
I was not part of the wedding. I was merely the transport arm, driving Doug to Santa Ana; the plans were then for him to rent a UHaul truck and the next day we’d deal with the storage center. But, even though I wasn’t an invited guest, the bride and groom motioned me into the wedding chapel where I witnessed the wedding and enjoyed the view of the beautiful Brazilian women in attendance. I did not, however, attend the reception (though I was invited by several of those in the wedding party. They were, no doubt, intrigued by my ruggedly handsome appearance. They may have thought I was Brazilian.)
I smiled inwardly at the young bridesmaid who was not only obviously pregnant but quite contentedly so as she constantly stroked her abdomen, as if to reassure the baby within her that all was well . . . and, I suspect, with a bit of pride as well.
Doug’s bridal party arrived, just in the nick of time! The legendary LA freeway traffic was bumper to bumper and they almost didn’t make it to their own wedding. I think the Brazilians must rank right at or near the top of the world population in terms of attractive people. I was aware of this because I was witness to a collection of some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life. I have been on this planet for a good many years and I can’t remember ever seeing that many beautiful women all at one time and place.
Rominna, Doug’s step daughter was one of the beauties; Sara,
As beautiful as these women were (and the Brazilian men were also very handsome) Doug told me I had only skimmed the surface. He attended a reception after the wedding where he was surrounded by about 30 unbelievably beautiful women. Doug mentioned he remembers wishing he was about 30 years younger.
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blonde friend was stuck again.
The neighbor then suggested that she notch the ear of one horse, which worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence. Once again, our blonde friend couldn't tell the two horses apart. The neighbor then suggested that she measure the horses for height. When she did that, the blonde was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black one. ••••• Blonde Interview: The executive was interviewing a young blonde for a position in his company. He wanted to find out something about her personality so he asked, "If you could have a conversation with any person, living or dead, who would that be?" The blonde quickly responded, "The living one." ••••• The Jewish Quarterback
The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.
Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in the West Bank. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away. KABOOM! He threw another handgrenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney. KA-BLOOEY! Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph. BULLS-EYE! "I've got to get this guy!" Coach said to himself. "He has the perfect Arm!" So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl! The young man is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his Mother.
"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"
"I don't want to talk to you, the old woman says. You are not my son!" "I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleads.
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make contact with potential elderly victims claiming to possess a winning lottery ticket. The suspects convince the victims to assist with claiming a percentage of the winnings in exchange for cash. The suspects then flee the area with the victim’s cash and the victims are left with losing or fraudulent lottery tickets. The suspects are associated with a grey minivan. Escondido Police encourage the public to call 911 if approached by an unknown person claiming to have a winning lottery ticket and asks for money. Anyone with knowledge of this series or who can identify the suspects in the photo is encouraged to call the Escondido Police Department. Contact: Det. Jon Larose / PHONE: 760839-4730. Search Warrant Recovers Stolen Guns
At 10:30 AM, August 31st, an Escondido resident reported a burglary of their Oak Hill home had occurred sometime between 8:30 and 10:15 AM. The suspect(s) gained entry into the home by cutting
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taking away their language, customs, religion and land. Those who resisted were eliminated. Even those who complied were slaughtered (the Sand Creek Massacre of primarily women and children). Add in European introduced diseases including smallpox, and the Native population fell from close to 10 million upon discovery of the New World to 250,000 by 1890. Space prohibits listing the countless other examples to include smallpox infested blankets traded for land, not honoring any U.S. Treaties, etc.
But at least there is a silver lining since "many are satisfied to remain on reservations the government has allowed them to keep." Think about that statement. Allowed them to keep! The irony in this statement would be funny if it weren't so tragic.
I am a proud U.S. Citizen who loves my country and all the good we have accomplished. However, whitewashing or trivializing a shameful chapter in our history does everyone a disservice and dishonors the memory of those who lost
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Mobile Home Park to Hold Mortgage Burning Celebration
On Saturday, September 12, at the clubhouse, residents will hold a gala Mortgage Burning celebration after 25 years of paying off their loan for the purchase of Vista Cascade Senior ResidentOwned Mobile Home Park. Residents banded together to buy the 144-space park at 1600 E. Vista Way, Vista, when the owner decided to sell in 1990. Purchase of the 17.3-acre park has allowed residents to control monthly fees, park maintenance and landscaping, and make group decisions through a board of directors and committees. A management company assists in overseeing the budget and other financial and
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Seated, from left, are Thora Mandala, Mell Drake, Bill Shutts and Grace Ernst. Standing, from left, are Vista Mayor Judy Ritter, Josephine Ottaviani, Lois Cavalier, Lorraine Conoscenti, Carol Pollock, and Otmar Ernst. (Marilyn Adams photo)
legal aspects of running the park. The luau-themed, invitation-only celebration will include music by the Billy Harper Band and a gourmet meal and special desserts. The board of directors and residents who have lived in the park throughout the term of the mortgage will participate in the ceremony. Vista Mayor Judy Ritter congratulated residents of the Park as they prepare for the ceremony. (See photo above). Meetings/Events Calendar
Do You Love to Read? – Why not share your pleasure and read with a child. Oasis Tutoring is seeking volunteers to spend one hour a week at a local elementary school with a K4th grade child to build language
estate, an affidavit of small estate can be prepared to handle the left out item(s). If over $150,000 or a home is left out, you will probably be facing a full-pledged expensive probate.
Marilyn Shea, Estate Planning Attorney Continuing . . . The Unfunded Trust
In my last column, I explained about funding a Living Trust. Today's column will be what to do if assets are left out of your Trust when you die.
If assets are co-owned with your spouse, you may be able to add them to the surviving spouse's portion of the Trust if a large estate, you could lose part of your estate tax exemption but still avoid probate. If under $150,000 and no real
If, however, you have a Schedule A attached to or appended to your Living Trust, an attorney can file a special kind of petition with the Probate court showing it was the decedent's intention that the home or other assets be included in their Trust. This often occurs when a home is refinanced and is inadvertently left out of the Trust when the new loan is funded. Although not inexpensive, it is a lot of time, money and aggravation saved if the Trustor (creator) of the Trust intentions can be shown. copyright 2015
Marilyn Shea, attorney for over thirty years, is a past President of the So. Cal. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. If you wish to have your questions answered, write to 2103 El Camino Real, Suite 103A, Oceanside, CA 92054 or CALL (760) 721-0600 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
skills, self esteem and positive attitudes towards learning. No teaching experience is needed, your enthusiasm for books, patience and compassion are far more important. You are provided with training, free books, teaching materials, and ongoing support. Volunteers select the school, day and time. Clearance required. Contact John at OASIS, 760.7966020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vista Garden Club Meeting General meetings are held on the 1st Friday of the month (September 4,this month) September through June at 12 Noon at the Senior Service Center, 1400-A. Vale Terrace in Vista. Fingertip luncheon served with members providing food. The program for September will be Andy of Andy's Orchids will instruct on proper orchid and tillandsia care.
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Recent reports regarding Planned Parenthood that appear to show officials and employees of that organization trafficking in human tissues have ignited a firestorm of controversy across the United States. Since Planned Parenthood receives public funding, a review of how taxpayer dollars are being spent is in order. Several weeks ago I requested an accounting of state funds paid to Planned Parenthood by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). In their response, DHCS indicated that California taxpayers have provided the staggering sum of $227.8 million to Planned Parenthood from general fund monies. Expenditures were for services provided under the Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment program (FPACT) and MediCal fee-for-service benefici-
Bring in your 'sad' orchids or bad experience and ask Andy. Plants available for purchase.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting - will be on September 5th at 12:30pm, at the Aztlan Rooms of MiraCosta College. The meeting will begin with a workshop. Tracey Canziani, North County Advisory Committee member, Meals-onWheels, will explain the meals-onwheels program which delivers wellbalanced, nutritious meals, six days a week throughout San Diego County to end senior hunger. The main speaker will be Lindsay DeRight Goldasich, Masters Student, UCSD, Magna Cum Laude, to speak on "The effect of pesticides on honey bee behavior with an overview of other factors that contribute to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder." A plant raffle will be held. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 760.721.3281. Escondido Library Reaches Out at Farmers’ Market – Stop by and meet the Library’s information experts at Escondido’s Certified Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, September 8, 15, and 22nd, from 36pm, where Library staff will be on hand to meet the public and share information about the library, how to obtain a Library card, how to access free resources such as Chilton’s Auto Repair, eBooks and eMagazines. Weekly themes include September 8 – How to Prevent Fires where experts from the Fire Department team up with library staff to share tips on fire prevention; September 15 – How to Save Water where Utilities Department experts team up with staff to share information about water conservation; and September 22 – Creative Community – Meet
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aries. DHCS reported that $9.1 million was dispersed to Planned Parenthood exclusively for abortion services. This figure accounts for 45% of all state funded abortions. Total DHCS expenditures to Planned Parenthood and other providers in fiscal year 2012/13 exclusively for abortion services was $20.6 million, accounting for 176,000 procedures. Like many on both sides of the abortion issue, I was deeply disturbed by these allegations. Selling fetal tissue for profit, aside from its barbarism, would be a direct violation of state and federal laws.
In response, this week I joined with Assemblymember Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and others to send a letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting a full investigation of medical practices within Planned Parenthood.
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"I've won the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of my adoring fans."
"No! Let me tell you!" his mother retorts. "At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!” The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says,
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at the river" in the 1930's but it probably goes back before 1900.
/s/Robert Marshall, San Marcos, Ca.
everything during this time. Joe Ramos Menifee
I always look at the Chuckles first, and most of them are pretty good, except for this issue. I have never seen OLDER JOKES in print.
I first heard "Shall we gather
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Another observation: Santa Ana is a quite lovely town, the downtown area is lovely, beautiful architecture, plenty of history there, too.
I think that’s a problem we all have when we drive the freeways in and around LA. We see Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, all the LA suburbs as cities that abut the freeway and we don’t really get to know the cities. If we take some ? time, leave the freeway, explore the cities . . . we’d find that these are probably pretty nice places in which to live. Saturday came and it was hot and hard work, much of which was done by Scott Davis and a local laborer we hired, unloading a large storage locker, transferring it all to the UHaul van/truck and then heading back home to the San Diego area.
We had a beautiful drive up took us about 90 minutes. Not so coming home. Bumper to bumper traffic from San Juan Capistrano all the way to Oceanside . . . we were relieved when we finally transitioned to good ol’ Hiway 78 and had free traffic flow back into North County I am considering a permanent move to Brazil. Did I mention how beautiful their women are?
Others have a similar history. Lady Ava
Hello! I attended the Escondido Chamber of Commerce open house and had the honor to meet Lady Ava. She took me aside and showed a genuine interest in my work. In less than 20 minutes she encouraged me and gave me a solid lead ! She is truly all you claim. /s/Doug Anderson Magiglas Artglass
"I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago! ••••• Tell Me This Won’t Happen to Us!
Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, 'Was I getting in or out of the bath?' The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know. I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses . . . 'Was I going up the stairs or down? The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters, she shakes her head and says, 'I sure hope I never get that for-
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
With regards to the recent murders of television reporters and police officers, I’m reflecting, that as a youth, these incidents were exceedingly rare yet even as children there was ample access to firearms. As a doctor who regularly treats trauma patients, the root cause of our violence is abundantly clear. Hence, I take issue with numerous reporters ignoring our progressively nihilistic society, in favor of asking, “what do we do about guns?” If we fail to ask the right questions, we will never find the best answers. The telling question is, "Where are we going as a society?"
Our mental health system is failing, our family values are eroding, and our violent entertainment is expanding. This is a terrible trio that devalues the blessing of human life. No law can restore how we, as a society, value human life. We must start focusing on our problems, rather than our tools. Gary Gonsalves, M.D. Carlsbad, CA
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Harry S. Truman: ‘His Accidentcy’
The 33rd U.S. President, Harry S. Truman, often was referred to as “His Accidentcy” by detractors. It was a mocking reference to his becoming the nation’s chief executive upon the April 12, 1945, sudden death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Born May 8, 1884, to a Missouri farm couple, Truman was only a high school graduate, but he made some of the momentous decisions of the 20th century, including the biggest in world history: to drop the first two atomic bombs that resulted in the end of World War II.
getful, knock on wood...'
She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door.' ‘I Can Hear Just Fine!’
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?'
'No,' the second man replied, 'it's Thursday.' And the third man chimed in, 'So am I. Let's have a beer.' Tell Me This Won’t Happen to Us!
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say 'Supersex.' She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, 'Supersex...' He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, 'I'll take the soup.' ••••• Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing
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But almost immediatelyin the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. found itself the most powerful nation in the world. Political tensions with the Soviet Union over the rebuilding of Europe increased, marking the start of the Cold War.
Truman spent most of his youth on his family's farm. During World War I, he served in combat in France as an artillery officer in his National Guard unit. After the war, he briefly owned a haberdashery and joined the Democratic Party political machine of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, Mo. Truman was first elected to public office as a county official and became a U.S. Senator in 1935. He gained national prominence as head of the Truman Committee formed in March 1941, which exposed waste, fraud, and corruption in wartime contracts.
During the 1944 Democratic convention, a fight broke out over who would be nominated as Roosevelt’s running mate. It was feared the President, if reelected for a fourth term, would not live to see it through. Democrats didn’t want Vice President Henry Wallace, an avowed left-leaning socialist, taking over the presidency, especially during
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Some comments from those studied included:
“We have more opportunities to share sexual and emotional intimacy without getting married.”
Less complicated dissolution: “If the relationship doesn’t work out, there is no messy divorce.” Cohabitation is on the rise for older individuals. Reasons:
Avoid loss of financial benefits such as alimony, welfare, or pension checks Loss of a spouse to death or divorce and fear of losing another spouse.
Pain and anger as a result of a divorce.
Cohabitation rates increased from 500,000 in 1970 to 5.5 million people cohabitating in 2000. 60-75% of first marriages were preceded by cohabitation. 80-85% of re-marriages were preceded by cohabitation.
Concern over continuing high rates of divorce has led to couples seeking a weaker form of union with less commitment to lifelong marriage.
Add them all up and it appears more and more likely that we will see less of the formal marriage commitment and more “living together” type arrangements. Kind of a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Works for some, not for others. To each his own. Or her own. Or their own. You get to choose. Sources:
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staff and learn by doing, a collaborative craft for all ages. Library programs and services are free and open to the public. For info on this and other events, visit the website at library.escondido.org or call Viktor Sjöberg at 760.839.4814. Tom Tiedman is Demo Artist at EAA Meeting – Demonstrating his watercolor techniques at the Escondido Art Association’s (EAA) members’ meeting on Wednesday, September 9, will be Tom Tiedman. The meeting will be at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, from7-9pm. Non-members/guests are welcome to attend for a fee of $5/each. Visit the EAA website at www.escondidoartists.org for more information about the meeting and EAA.
Library Hosts Reading Programs for 5-12 Year Olds – Young readers enjoy animal antics at the Escondido Public Library with “Reptile RoundUp” and “Love on a Leash.” A new reading program, “Reptile RoundUp,” for readers ages 5-12, will be held in the Children’s Room on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of each month from 3:30-5:30pm, beginning September 9th. Children who preregister for a 15-minute appointment read a book of their choice aloud to a friendly reptile, such as a bearded dragon. The children practice reading for fun or to improve skills in a friendly environment with a non-critical audience. This program is a companion to the “Love on a Leash, Paws for Reading” where they read aloud to pet therapy dogs. This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month from 3:304:30pm. To participate in either program, children must be pre-registered, able to read independently, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver, and should come prepared with a book of their choosing to read. To schedule a 15-minute session for either program, call 760.839.5456. Early registration is encouraged as appointment schedules fill up fast. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. Library programs are free and open to the public. For information about these two programs contact Ricca Gaus at 760.839.4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children can be found at library.escondido.org. Regional Connect Networking – The North San Diego Business Chamber’s networking event will be on Wednesday, September 9, from 57pm, at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, 1101 W. Ninth Avenue, Escondido. New members, elected officials and business leaders, and the September Class of Operation Connect will be welcomed. Members, 5 free employee admissions (with registration by 9/8/15); $10/at the door; Non-members $35. To register, call the Chamber at 858.487.1767.
Escondido Senior Anglers Club meets regularly on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Park Avenue Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. The special guest speaker at this meeting on Friday, September 11, will be Captain Robb LeTourneau, SoCal Reels. Captain Robb will demonstrate various ocean and fresh water reels and talk on the current ocean fishing opportunities. In addition, he will offer club members a discount on his most advanced reels that he will be demonstrating. This energetic over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh & saltwater fishing, youth trout derbies, various picnics, RV camp-outs, & other community service events. Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Shirts and shoes are
required. You will probably be home by noon unless you care to join some members for lunch (Dutch-treat; separate checks) at one of the local restaurants that sponsor the ESA club.
Rotary Club’s 5K to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Coast Chapter will be the recipient of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club's 2015 Grape Day 5K, a fundraising fun run-walk-stroll event through historic downtown Escondido, on Saturday morning, September 12. The fundraiser is presented by North County Buick Cadillac GMC in Escondido; additional sponsors include Road Runner Sports and Escondido Disposal, Inc. Registration is underway; runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. The 5K will begin and end at the corner of West Grand and Orange Avenues. Race participants will receive a commemorative medal, moisture-wicking sport shirt and other items. Participant donation begins at $40 for youth age 15 and under and $45 for adults. For more information, visit www.GrapeDay5K.com. Proceeds will also benefit Rotary Club’s youth leadership and other club programs including polio eradication and support to the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club, in addition to a Wounded Warrior program, a Marine Battalion stationed in Iraq and matching grant programs in India, Turkey and Uganda. Rotary officials said about $11,000 was raised in 2014 to benefit MS research, and programs and services for people with MS. For more information about Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club, visit www.EscondidoSunriseRotary.org. For information about the National MS Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter, visit www.MSPacific.org. Mayor Desmond to Speak at LSM Democratic Club - The meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be held on Saturday, September 12, at 11am (social time 10:30am). Please note the meeting will start at 11am and was changed to allow attendance at the North County Democrats Big Blue Barbeque fundraiser lunch event at 1pm. Funds raised will be used for opening North County 2016 election offices. Recently San Diego’s North County communities came together to initiate a new economic development plan dubbed “Innovate 78.” The plan centers on the route 78 corridor which links the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido, and aims to better position the communities along the common corridor for prosperity, innovation and economic development. City of San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond has been invited to tell us about the project and how it will help San Marcos community. The meeting will be held at the Gallery, next to the Pavilion at 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. Check the website at http://www.lsmdem.org for directions or call 760.743.2990 or email email@example.com. Family Movie Night Under the Stars – On Saturday, September 12, enjoy movie-themed games and activities plus a free showing of Big Hero 6 at the City of Carlsbad’s annual Family Movie Night at Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad. The movie will begin at dusk. Families are encouraged to arrive by 5pm to set up blankets or low-back chairs and enjoy the fun activities. The movie is free. For $6, fun zone wristbands allow unlimited access to the family fun zone, including bounce houses, slides, crafts, games, and activities. The event is sponsored by Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry. Beverages, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, and ice cream will be available for purchase. Parking is available on nearby sur-
face streets and at the Stagecoach Community Center up the hill from the event. For more information, visit www.carlsbadconnect.org.
Artists to Display at Pinnell Gallery in Fallbrook – Artists displaying works at Pinnell Gallery, Fallbrook’s newest cooperative gallery, are Karen Langer Baker, Barbara Finwall, Susan Frommer, Particia Hartman, Karen Jones, Neill Ketchum, Louis Nidorf, Pax Nidorf, Vicki Pedersen, Linda Phillips, Dawn Secord, Roseann Sobkow, and Victoria WilsonSchultz. A reception will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 46pm, in the gallery at 124 N. Main Ave. The public is invited. Many of the artists will be there to explain their techniques, ranging from drawings, oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings, collage, printmaking, raku ceramic sculpture, digital paintings and photography. For more information, contact owner Jennifer Paprock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.728.8870.
Library Teen Book Club To Discuss “Conversion” - Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens, ages 13 to 18, meets on Saturday, September 12, in the Turrentine Room from 12pm-1:30pm. Conversion, by Katherine Howe, is the selected title. Copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org. In addition to discussing Conversion, teens can share their opinions and ideas about other books they have enjoyed and propose titles for the next Burritos & Book Club meeting. Complimentary burritos are provided and all participants receive a free book or audiobook at the end of the program. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library and Taco Bell at 627 N. Escondido Boulevard. Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. For more information about teen programs, contact Cathy Janovitz, at 760.839.4283 or email@example.com. Additional information about the Library can be found at library.escondido.org. Tony Suraci to Perform at Concert in Gardens - The City of San Marcos invites you to a concert featuring Tony Suraci at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, on Saturday, September 12 at 7:30pm. Gates open at 6pm. Enjoy an evening of music at this beautiful outdoor venue in the gardens of an old Victorian house. Tony’s vocal range allows the feeling and inspiration of a song to come to life with an impressively large repertoire of songs bridging genres from Outlaw Country to Motown and from Classic Rock to 80’s New Wave. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center. Prices are $6/presale, $8/ at the door, free for children ages 3 to 12. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free. For presale tickets or further information call 760.744.9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class – A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns a handgun. The class is offered on Sunday, September 13, from 2-5pm, at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Participants learn the basics of hand-
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guns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class; participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they own one. Cost is $60/person. To register for the class call Jack at 760.746.2868.
City Invites Youth to Audition for “Robin Hood” - The City of San Marcos Theatre West invites youth ages 7 to 17 to audition for the musical, “Robin Hood” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, on Monday, September 14, anytime between 5 and 8pm. Be prepared to sing a one minute excerpt from a song of your choice. Bring an instrumental CD if desired. Also bring a school photo and a short list of past experiences you have had speaking, singing or dancing in front of a group. Beginners are welcome. The performances will be held at the San Marcos Community Center on October 9, 10, and 11. For further info, call 760.744.9000 or go to www.san-marcos.net/theatrewest.
2-year Anniversary Celebration – Grocery Outlet at 1516 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, will be celebrating their 2-year anniversary on September 11 from 11am-3pm, and September 12 from 8am-4pm with fun and bargains. Friday the celebration will include Military Appreciation Day, Rockstar Truck Sampling, and $1 Hotdog & Soda (proceeds benefit local military charity). On Saturday, at 8am free coffee and anniversary cake; taco truck (free taco with $10/minimum purchase, today only); free spin and win on the Wheel of Bargains; free vendor sampling throughout the store; great prizes throughout the day. Open 7am to 9pm every day. Facebook.com/EscondidoGroceryOutl et. 760.658.8970 San Marcos GEICO Office to Celebrate Five-Year Milestone Your local San Marcos GEICO agent, Dawn Grant, is hosting an exciting weekend event with her team on Saturday, September 12, from 11am2pm at 711 Center Dr., Suite 103, in San Marcos. Dawn has been serving the San Diego County area since 1995 and opened her local GEICO office in San Marcos in 2010. Now, she is inviting the entire community to come celebrate this five-year milestone.
GEICO’s very own Gecko will be there as a part of the festivities and to take pictures with all of the guests. There will be raffle prizes, lots of food, and music courtesy of Channel 933 KHTS radio. For more information or directions to the event, call 760.753.7907. To get a quote or learn more about the GEICO San Marcos office, visit: https://www.geico.com/insuranceagents/california/san-diego/dawngrant
Country Music Benefit Dance for Veterans Honor Garden – Come out for an evening of fun and music on Saturday, September 12th, at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm), in the beautiful new Veterans Association of North County (VANC) banquet room, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside (2 blocks east of Interstate 5). Singles and couples of all ages will enjoy listening and dancing to the four-piece “Band Diego” featuring country favorites, vocals with male and female lead singers and harmony, and music sure to please both couples and line dancers. Attendance is just $10 at the door except FREE for the first 20+ active duty military members. Food and drinks are extra. All proceeds go to the development and maintenance of the Veterans Honor
Garden in Oceanside. For more information or reserved seating, call 760.722.1277. VANC is a non-profit association of 37 organizations working together to provide a centralized resource center for veterans, active duty military and their families.
Make Holiday Memories—Come Sing with the RB Chorale - The RB Chorale kicks off a new season with rehearsals starting September 15th for their Christmas show Holiday Memories in Song. The Chorale is seeking singers, so if you love to sing and have Tuesday evenings open, come join this all-volunteer group of 100+ who really know how to put on a show. No auditions are required, just a penchant for having fun and making beautiful music. New members are being accepted through October 6th. Rehearsals held every Tuesday from 7-9pm at Painted Rock Elementary School, 16711 Martincoit Road, Poway. Guys who can carry a tune are encouraged to come, and for the ladies there are a limited number of openings in the soprano and alto sections. Shows to be held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on December 18, 19 and 20. For more info about joining the chorale visit the website at www.rbchorale.org or send an email to SingWithUs@rbchorale.org. History Center Happenings in September – Beginning in September the Walking tours will be reverting to Saturday mornings for the Fall and Winter months. Consider the next walk featuring Old Escondido East, led by docent Carol Rea, on Saturday, September 19, 10am, meet at NE corner of Grand and Broadway. And the Cougars Exhibit is still on in the office all month long. From photos to a band uniform, leather football helmet to class rings, they’re showcasing Escondido High School memorabilia; Tuesday through Saturday, 10am4pm. Then the Grape Day Festival and Parade takes place on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Jack Owens has been selected to be the Grape Day King and will be crowned on Friday, September 11 at “Crusin’ Grand” on the corner of Broadway and Grand around 6:30pm. He will preside over the festivities the next day. Join in for the Parade on Grand Avenue at 9:30am, then hustle on over to the Festival in the Park. The Festival features grape stomping, free grapes provided by Major Market, an entertainment stage, demonstrations, contests, fun zone, vendor booths and an international food court – all on Saturday, September 12, from 9:30am-4pm, in Grape Day Park. For information, call the Center at 760.743.8207.
Happy Hour Politics Presents Jacquie Atkinson as Speaker Jacquie Atkinson, a highly decorated and honorably discharged Marine and wounded warrior, candidate for U.S. Congress 52nd District, will be the guest speaker at the Happy Hour Politics (HHP) meeting on Thursday, September 17th. During her tours of duty she has received numerous awards, and served in a variety of positions. She is a Portfolio Manager at the Joint Improvised Explosives Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) where she works on mitigating the impacts of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). She also has an extensive community advocate and volunteer record. Happy Hour Politics meeting starts at 6pm at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad. There is a $20 cash cover charge (includes appetizers). Drinks are available for purchase. For more info, contact Melanie Burkholder at 307.690.7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check HHP out on Facebook as Happy Hour Politics, or follow HHP on Twitter @hhpcbad. RSVP by
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We are indebted to Chuck Voelker of Escondido who has retained a copy of the very first issue of The Paper Our first publication came out March 11, 1999
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cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me ... I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is..’ Her friend glared at her for at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?' Senior Driving
As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, 'Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!'
'Heck,' said Herman, 'It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!' Driving
driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.' After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.
At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, 'Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!'
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through the screen of an unlocked window. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole numerous items of value, to include five firearms.
In the same immediate time period, a citizen reported seeing a person riding a bicycle in the area of 1817 East Grand Avenue, carrying a rifle that matched the description of one of the stolen weapons, and going inside an apartment. Escondido Police detectives began a surveillance of the apartment and initiated the process of obtaining a search warrant. The warrant was obtained in the afternoon. Due to the report of stolen firearms, the Escondido SWAT team was deployed to the area. A loudspeaker announcement was made requesting all residents exit the apartment. A male subject inside the home refused to exit and chemical agents were deployed. The subject, later identified as Johnny James Martinez, 19, of Escondido, eventually exited the residence and was detained. A search of the residence was completed and three of the stolen firearms, along with other items of stolen property, were recovered. Martinez was arrested and booked into Vista
Detention Facility for residential burglary and numerous other felony charges.
Anyone having further information related to this incident is asked to call the Escondido Police Department Investigations Division, at 760839-4717. To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at www.escondido.org/police. Pedestrian hit, killed in Escondido
A pedestrian died after being struck by a car Monday in Escondido, Lt. Justin Murphy reported. The woman, who has not been identified, was hit about 9:50 a.m. by a Toyota Camry driven by a 26-year-old Escondido man. The driver was heading east on El Norte Parkway approaching Elm Street when the woman tried to cross El Norte and was struck. She had major injuries and died before she could be taken to a hospital, Murphy said.
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The investigation is continuing. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the collision, the lieutenant said. Police encouraged anyone with information to contact Officer Mike Nelson in the Traffic Division at (760) 839-4407.
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Upgrades, Good or Bad:
The Win10 “free upgrade” is keeping us busier than the proverbial “one armed paperhanger with poison ivy.”
For the past several weeks we have been obsessing over Microsoft’s latest OS (operating system) and the issues associated with it. Recently we’ve had eight to twelve hour queues in front of our twelve “test and scan” workstations due mainly to folks bringing their PCs in after attempting a Win10 “upgrade.” Most Win7 “upgraders” opt to go back to Win7, Win8 “upgraders” typically ask us to go ahead with a “clean” Win10 install. The problem people are having with the “upgrade” is that they are trying to install
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war time. Senator Truman was a compromise and ultimately became President in only 82 days upon Roosevelt’s death.
Roosevelt died less than a month before Germany surrendered, but the war in the Pacific dragged on. Truman had never been told about the ultra-secret Manhattan Project – the development of the atom bomb. When he was briefed on the enormity of the project and the potential of ending the war, the new president had a momentous decision. If the Japanese home islands had to be assaulted, an estimated one million U.S. troops could be lost, dragging the war on for another year. If the bomb was dropped, it could quickly end the war. Truman didn’t mull over the decision very long. He gave the order to use the bombs. After bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. Following the war, Truman assisted in the founding of the United Nations, issued the Truman Doctrine in an effort to thwart communism, and passed the $13 billion Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, including the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Win10 over the top of an old, corrupt and perhaps malware infected Win7 or Win8 OS. That can cause serious and expensive problems. We have thoroughly discussed the Win10 “upgrade” issues over the past few weeks and, so as not to repeat ourselves, we are recommending that anyone considering a Win10 upgrade do a little research. Type “Windows 10 upgrade disaster” into your search engine. After reading that information, then type “Windows10 privacy issues” into your search engine. If you’re using a Google search engine you will find lots of information. If you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer you may need to dig a bit. Microsoft tends to hide negative information on its own products. If, after doing this research, you still want to “upgrade” to Win10 and need help give us a shout.
We are prepared to build and sell Win10 PCs and we believe that Win10 will be a successful OS for new systems simply because it is basically Win7. Privacy issues aside, Win10 holds no surprises for folks who are accustomed to XP or Win7. While it should be an easy transition for new PC buyers it also holds no advantages over Win7. So far all of our business and home new PC systems buyers are opting to stay with Win7. With Win7 they have the option to “upgrade” to Win10. With Win10 there is no option to go back to Win7.
omy along with their recent currency devaluation are accelerating the normal price erosion in PC components. Memory, storage and CPU prices are at new lows. Now may be a good time to consider upgrading older business and home PCs. Memory, storage, OS and even motherboard upgrades can be a cost effective alternative to buying a new notebook or desk top for your home or business. Getting a new PC up to speed often requires the transfer of files and installation of applications. You can often avoid those problems by upgrading your existing systems. Call us or bring in your PC for an evaluation.
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September 24, Chamberpl8tes, Paula Anderson, 760.696.9733, 11:30am1pm. For information, visit the website at www.carlsbad.org. Fun Events Throughout September at Humane Society – Want to enhance your relationship with your pet, learn about various pet topics, or add a new pet to the family, take advantage of the petrelated activities and events going on in September at the various campuses of the Humane Society. Contact these campuses for information: Escondido, 760.888.2275; Oceanside, 760.757.4357; or San Diego, 619.299.7012.
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With Win10 being offered as a free “upgrade” for the next year, the cost of a desktop or notebook PC is the same whether the OS is Win7, Win8 or Win10. Win8 was released three years ago and Win10 last month. No one has ordered a desktop or notebook from us with either of those OS. Of the last one thousand new desktop and notebook PCs sold at The Computer Factory, all have been with Win7. In 1948, as the “Cold War” began, Truman oversaw the Berlin Airlift and in 1949 the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). When communist North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, Truman immediately sent in U.S. troops and gained UN approval for the Korean War. But probably the most unpopular decision Truman made was the firing of five-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who wanted to expand the war in Korea. History has mostly vindicated Truman on a decision that possibly avoided World War III. Popular and scholarly assessments of Truman's presidency were initially poor, but have become more positive in recent years. Truman's upset victory over N.Y. Gov. Thomas Dewey is considered one of the great victories of American politics.
On Dec. 26, 1972, Truman died at the age of 88. His wife, Bess, opted for a private burial service for her husband at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo.,rather than a state funeral in Washington, D. C. Subscribe to The Paper! Call 760.747.7119
Thursday, September 10th. HHP is a satellite club of Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF).
North County Food Recovery Plan – The North County Food Policy Council invites you to a gathering around the issue of Regional Food Recovery efforts, on Thursday, September 17, from 8:15-11:30am at the San Marcos Community Hall, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. This forum is open to food distribution agencies, organics and food producers, waste management, distributors, and cities of North County. Information will be provided on food donation and safety policies; matching food donors with organizations who can receive food and distribute it to the community; AB1826, which will mandate commercial organics recycling; composting; the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (protects food donors and recipient agencies against liability); and nutritious donations from grocery stores to community organizations. RSVP here by September 14, to http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDYH9LZ. For questions, contact Arielle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Carlsbad Chamber September Events – September 4, First Friday Breakfast, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 7-9am; Friday, September 11, 7:30-9:30am, Carlsbad Emergency Operations Center, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad. Symposium on Technologies that help businesses access essential information in emergencies. RSVP is required; breakfast included; September 11, Coffee Connection, at Chamber, 8-9am; September 16, Sundowner, 5-7pm, Hanscom, Alexeev & McDaniel LLP; September 22, Business EXPO, 26:30pm, Legoland California Resort;
A History Lesson From the Escondido History Center - On September 12th, we will be celebrating the Grape Day Festival. Here’s a brief history of this unique Escondido event: Escondido was incorporated in 1888. Twenty years later local merchant and civic leader Sig Steiner read a state agricultural report which claimed that Escondido's grapes were the sweetest in the state and Grape Day was born as a celebration and, essentially, marketing tool for the community. Special excursion trains from San Diego brought thousands of people to Escondido for the event which featured free grapes for all. Grape Day was second only to Pasadena's Rose Parade as a popular one day community event in California. Grape Day traditionally took place on Admission's Day, September 9th, each year. As it was a state holiday, businesses were closed for the day so everyone could attend. Grape Day celebrated the city's grape harvest (Escondido's predominant crop in the early years) and also the anniversary of the city paying off the huge bond debt required to bring water to the
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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. Olga Diaz
Council Member, Represents District 3
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town. Grape Day was similar to a county fair with contests, booths by local businesses and community organizations, entertainment, a parade on Grand Avenue and a Grape Day Queen. World War II and the decline of the grape industry in Escondido contributed to the event's demise in 1950. It was revived in 1996 by the Escondido History Center with help from other organizations. This year, on September 12th, Grape Day will begin on Grand Avenue with a 5K at 7:30am sponsored by the Escondido Sunrise Rotary. The Parade starts at 9:30am and is also on Grand Avenue. The Festival is in Grape Day Park and will run from 9:30am-4 pm. We hope you can attend Escondido's most historic event!
Fall 2015 Storytime Programs at Library for Young Children – The Escondido Public Library offers a
Finally, A Year-Round Homeless Shelter
Last month, the Escondido Planning Commission voted to approve a permanent, year-round homeless shelter operated by Interfaith Community Services. As the largest social services agency in North County, Interfaith supports veterans, families, at-risk youth and the chronically homeless. Generous residents often contribute to the food pantry or volunteer at the soup kitchen or number of storytime programs this fall, designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children. Storytime programs are filled with fun songs, stories, fingerplays, flannel board presentations, puppets, and craft activities that encourage development of early literacy and reading skills. The schedule includes: Rhymes and Reading on Mondays at 11am, for children ages 3-5; Baby Lapsit on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 1-November 18, at 10:30am, for newborn babies to pre-walkers; Toddler Tales on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 1--November 18, at 11am, for toddlers who are walking, up to 3 years-old; Kinder Crafts on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 10:30am, for children ages 3-5 years; and Cowboy Charlie on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30am, for children ages 3-5 years. The Library’s storytime programs address early literacy skills that are important in preparing children for school. Each storytime program is
The first of its kind in North County, the shelter will house up to 49 chronically homeless men and women beyond just the winter months while providing in-depth services to help them regain selfsufficiency. In order to operate the newly approved year-round shelter, Interfaith must raise nearly half a million dollars in donations annually. This represents a completely new and better approach than in years past, when planned and presented with the following in mind: parents are their child’s first and most important teacher; storytime facilitates bonding between parents and young children. Storytimes provide a positive experience with books and play that often leads to a life-long love of reading and learning. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. Library programs are free and open to the public, and sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information about storytimes, contact Ricca Gaus at 760.839.4827 or email@example.com. For additional information about the Library’s programs for children, visit library.escondido.org. Escondido Chamber Business Walk on September 24 – The Escondido Chamber is asking for volunteers from the City and the Chamber to help with the second annual Business Walk, from 9am to 1pm, to visit businesses and conduct
current and former City officials maneuvered to overturn a prior approval of the winter shelter. Past shortsidedness left the most vulnerable of our citizens out on the street to fend for themselves; sleeping in parks and in business doorways instead of helping them back as productive members of society. Thanks to impressive commitment by Interfaith, this noble and necessary work will finally be allowed to continue. Learn more at www.interfaithservices.org
a business growth and retention survey. The survey data is used to guide future economic development policies and activities. To join in, meet at the Chamber office at 9am. Breakfast and lunch will be served. After a short training, volunteers will be paired up and provided a list of businesses to visit with a brief survey to conduct regarding projected growth or challenges, and feedback for how the City can better support business development. Businesses received a letter in advance asking for their participation so they will be expecting you. Interested in volunteering and/or would like more information, contact Rorie@escondidochamber.org. 10th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony at Oceanside High School – During Oceanside High School’s Homecoming weekend,
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The Pastor Says . . .
areas, I had enough greed and envy to want it. I had to even compete with kids. Now I don’t know if most fishermen were driven as hard as I was, but I have been with enough of them to know they can be exaggerators of size and limits, if not downright liars.
Huckleberry is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1 year old, 50 pound, Whippet mix.
You might even call him Huckleberry Hound….since Whippets are part of the Hound family. Huckleberry loves other dogs and he’s never met a person he doesn’t like. He’s going to need an active family that will include him in all their fun and adventures.
Huckleberry was transferred to RCHS through the FOCAS program.
The $145 adoption fee for Huckleberry includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.
Jackson, a 2-month-old Papillon/Miniature Pinscher mix, is a loving pup looking for a new best friend. He came to San Diego Humane Society as a stray and in the time he’s been here, he’s shown his caregivers how much of a goofy, loving companion he can be! With boundless energy and charisma, Jackson’s puppy antics will provide endless entertainment and brighten even the gloomiest of days! He approaches life with lots of enthusiasm, which keeps him excited about the world around him. He’s extremely playful and fun-loving and can't wait to find a special family to cherish. Jackson is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Pastor Richard Huls, Retired The Confessions Of A Fisherman
The editor of The Paper, Lyle Davis, asked me to write an article about a recent fishing trip I took to Alaska with my two sons and a grandson. This was not my first trip but it was theirs. This trip gave me an opportunity to gain some insight into my fishing life in a confessional kind of way. I have to confess much of my past fishing was very competitive. It was always the biggest and most fish. While I didn’t always succeed in those
Over the years I have tempered down a lot, but this trip gave me much more than fish and awards. The greatest reward was seeing the expressions of delight when others caught fish, to hear the howls of success in catching the biggest fish, and watching their awe and amazement at the sight of whales, eagles, seals, and so much more in the Alaska landscape. All of this would have been enough even if I had not caught any fish. It all was a reminder that the best things in life are free, especially the joy of sharing something you love with others. One doesn’t have to be a preacher to know this. The Bible shares much the same theme with God sharing His Son, whom He loves, with our world. I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared in that spirit.
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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
City to host biennial Education Forum Sept. 16
The leaders of the three m a j o r educational institutions—the San Marcos Unified School District, Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos—will join me on Wednesday, September 16 from 6 to 7:30 pm in a special forum that celebrates how far San Marcos and academics have come in just ten years since the forum was established.
Room 203B. Free parking will be available and guests should enter the building using the main lobby located on the southeast corner of Windy Point Drive closest to Borden Road.
Held every two years, the forum brings policy makers from the city and the education community together to share ideas and aspirations for the future of education in San Marcos—that together serve The event will be held at the about 60,000 students in the University of St. Augustine, 700 North County Region. Windy Point Drive in Building A, Hope to see you there. 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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'Oh, crap, am I driving?' ••••• 1. The nicest thing about the future is.... that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog.... but only kindness will make him wag his tail. 3. If you don't have a sense of humor... you probably don't have any sense at all. 4. Seat belts are not as confining... as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is ... when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark .. to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night. 7. Business conventions are important... because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
11. There are no new sins.... the old ones just get more publicity. 12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4a.m .... like, it could be the right number. 13. No one ever says "It's only a game".... when their team is winning.
14. I've reached the age where …. 'happy hour is a nap’. 15. Be careful about reading the fine print…. there's no way you're going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that .... not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years .... we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!) 18. Money can't buy happiness.... but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.
8. Why is it that at class reunions... you feel younger than everyone else looks?
19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint... you're probably dead.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy (or girl) .... who wants to buy a car.
21. Life isn't tied with a bow....
9. Scratch a cat (or a dog).... and you will have a permanent job.
20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind.... and the ones that mind don't matter.
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Back to School Safety Tips
Summer is drawing to a close and backto-school season is in full swing. Some students are beginning school for the first time, some are moving into the next level, while others are celebrating their final year. We are extremely fortunate to live in a region that values education. Investing in our future starts with giving our students the tools they need to be successful. As they are inspired to learn and to understand their potential in becoming skillful and informed young adults, they will be equipped and ready to participate in community life. I look forward to another excit-
ing year of watching our VUSD students learn, achieve and grow.
As this 2015/16 school year begins, remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school. Whether walking, riding their bicycle or taking the bus to school, it is extremely important that students - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions. Things get a little crazy on the roads during the school year: and it’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention then when children are present.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
3rd Annual Oceanside High School Honor Bowl
Come join us this weekend, September 4th and 5th, for the 2015 Honor Bowl SoCal Football Invitational at Oceanside High School, located at 1 Pirates Cove Way. This 2-day event promotes athletic competition and sportsmanship while educating student athletes and communities with respect to the needs of our military vets. The Honor Bowl will feature 8 of the best high school football teams in the state and has been touted as one of the strongest lineups in the nation. There will be a Military Expo and other sponsor booths to highlight the festivities. Look to the skies to see parachutists
September 25th and 26th, the Foundation/Alumni Association will hold their 10th annual Hall of Fame Ceremony. On Friday, the 25th, join the alumni, students, and families for the homecoming game between the Pirates and the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns at 7pm. Then on Saturday, September 26th, the Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at 10am in the Wally Molifua Memorial Gymnasium on campus. Six new members will be inducted and will join the 70 current members in the Hall of Fame. The inductees are from the fields of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, and Public Service. The Hall of Fame includes a Congressman, a Judge, the first woman in California to pass the Bar exam, a local TV star, artists, business people, doctors and, of course, sports figures. For more information, visit the website at www.ohsfoundation.org to find out more about the foundation and scroll down, click on Hall of Fame, and see the current members as well as this year’s inductees. After the ceremony
bringing in the game ball along with a military color guard to start off the event. On Friday, September 4th, there will be a special tribute to former Oceanside High School football player, legend and recent 2015 NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Junior Seau, whose family will be in attendance. Additionally, a special salute to Scott McEwen, co-author of the NY Times bestselling book and mega movie, American Sniper, will take place. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children with all proceeds going to support our military veterans. For more information, please go to www.thehonorgroup.org
there will be a complimentary luncheon and tours of the campus including the OHS Archive Room where the 109-year history of OHS is preserved.
Optimist Club Hosted Elaine Pike to Hear About Her “Footsteps of Gopal” – Elaine Pike, guest speaker at the Optimist Club of Carlsbad – “The Achievers”, recounted her three Himalayan passes trek that took her and colleagues up to 21,000 feet elevation. The success of her three-week, 100-mile journey was recorded and published under the titled book “Footsteps of Gopal,” which serves to inspire those who have often wondered what physical endurance and optimism one must have to experience and survive this type of adventure. The proceeds of her book benefit the American Himalayan Foundation for schools in the Mt. Everest region and the victims of their recent earthquake. The Optimist Club meets Saturday, 9-
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10am, at El Camino Country Club, Oceanside. For information about the Club, contact Irene Chow, President, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Tosto, V.P.email@example.com, or the website at optimistclubofcarlsbad.org.
School graduate, has chosen to attend Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in Illinois. He chose a contemporary piece to highlight his mastery of the flute. Omar earned $1,500 and the audience a new appreciation of his unique interpretation of the music.
RB Chorale 2015 Scholarship Winners Announced, and the winners are … Jonathan Sussman; Jonathan Norwood; Denise Neumerkel; John Michel; Jake Boring; and Omar Gaidarov. Here are the final results of the 2015 RB Chorale Scholarship awards:
The RB Chorale awarded a total of $13,000 to these six promising musicians who will be attending college in the fall. Audiences at both sell-out performances were amazed at how talented the entire group was and many were quoted as saying “this tribute to Broadway was the best show ever.”
Receiving the top prize of $3,000 on Friday, June 12th, Jonathan Sussman’s classical flute performance was a hit. He was accompanied by his father on the piano. Jonathan graduates from Scripps Ranch High School and will head to USC’s Thornton School of Music in the fall to continue his study of music. Jonathan Norwood earned $2,000 Friday night and is a graduate of Classical Academy High School in Escondido. His vocal style and engaging personality got the audience smiling and tapping their feet. He plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University in the fall to study musical theatre
Denise Neumerkel was the sole female scholarship finalist and graduates from Rancho Bernardo High School this month. Her plans include studying musical theatre at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Denise earned $1,500 with her beautiful vocal rendition of a story of loss. The big winner of $3,000 on Saturday, June 13th was vocalist John Michel, who graduates from West Hills High School in Santee and is still exploring the many options his robust baritone voice have opened for him. When introduced by RB Chorale
Scholarship Awarded to Mira Costa College Student Becca Huff is the most recent recipient of the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) Scholarship. Becca will be finishing her last semester at Mira Costa and then transfer to a four year university to obtain her nursing degree. The CWONC Scholarship is based on grade point average, financial need, and community service. CWONC is a local nonprofit club of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and serves the community by volunteering support to women, children, the military and their families, and local humane societies. If you would like to donate to CWONC’s Scholarship Fund or would like more information about CWONC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwonc.org. See Photo Below:
Pictured with Becca is the CWONC Scholarship Committee, (l to r) Ann Lygas, Scholarship Chairperson; Gina Ensalaco, Becca Huff, Diane Modjeski, and Maryann Donovan. Committee member not pictured: Beryl Price. director Pat Bean, she called him “a Broadways director’s dream”.
Jake Boring graduates from Mira Mesa High School and plans to study music and economics at the University of California – Los Angeles. Teamed with a talented pianist, his saxophone caught everyone’s attention as the dueling style made for great entertainment. Jake picked up $2,000 on Saturday night.
Omar Gaidarov, a Torrey Pines High
The Paper THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS Invites Proposals for the Preparation of Construction Documents for the Bradley Park Re-Grading Project Project # 83003 Public Works Department, Engineering Division
Notice is hereby given that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites Civil Engineering/Landscape Architecture Consulting Firms (Consultant) to submit a fee proposal for consulting services to design and prepare requested documents for the above stated Project and will receive such in the offices of Public Works, at 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, California 92069-2918, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on September 21, 2015. Proposals received after the hour and date will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. [NOTE: Electronic and facsimile submittals will not be accepted.] 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. See Appendix for applicable wage rates.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work consists of all professional services necessary to prepare construction documents which includes, but is not limited to, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Survey and Environmental review. Design work will consist of preparation of plans for the removal of existing turf, the regrading of existing fields and restoration of play fields. The fields are sited on a closed landfill which may require the selected consultant to take additional considerations into account during the design. See “Appendix A” for a detailed scope of work. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located at the corner of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive within Bradley Park. There are two primary locations of work within the park and are located adjacent to one another within the park site. See “Appendix B” for a map of the site locations.
PROJECT SCHEDULE The City will select a consultant promptly, negotiate, and enter into a contract in a timely manner. The consultant will perform work in accordance to the proposed and/or agreed upon schedule submitted with the proposal. Consultants schedule will ensure adequate time to allow all construction to be complete by summer 2016. Financial Constraints It will be the Consultants responsibility to provide a design that meets the City’s budget constraints. The consultant will be responsible for coordinating with the City to review the cost of construction and make changes or recommendations in phasing to accomplish the project. Proposal Requirements GENERAL INFORMATION The Consultant to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Consultant, 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, disability, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, income or sex. The City is not responsible for costs associated with the preparation of the proposals; there is no express or implied obligation for the City to reimburse Consultant for any expenses incurred in preparing or submitting a proposal. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. All data, documents and other products used or developed during this RFP process and project development remain the property of the City. 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. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the Consultant of the conditions contained in this RFP and the appendices hereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the contract between the City and the selected Consultant. Materials submitted by Consultant are subject to public inspection under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), unless exempt. PROPOSAL Contents Consultant shall submit a bound proposal, limited to thirty (30) pages (not including covers, tabs, forms and appendices) consisting of the following: 1.Cover letter. Provide a brief overview of the proposal conveying an understanding of the ability to complete the Scope of Work. The cover letter must be signed by an individual authorized to negotiate on behalf of the Consultant’s firm. 2.Brief description of three (3) similar projects completed in the last five (5) years. Include client names and addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for the contact persons. 3.Resume and experience information for the proposed project manager and design team including sub consultants, and commitment of the design team through the duration of the project. 4.List of all sub consultants and the service they will provide. 5.Insurance Certificates for Consultant and all Sub consultants. Insurance must meet requirements outlined in Agreement for Consultant Services, no exceptions. 6.List of exceptions and/or clarifications to Scope of Work outlined in Appendix A. 7.Sample improvement plans shall be submitted as part of the proposal. 8.Copy of this RFP, signed, in the appendix of the consultant proposal. 9.Detailed Fee and Hourly labor Rate Schedule by RFP task in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format showing task number, description, labor and hourly rate, Consultant staff members, Sub-consultant fees, and incidental costs. The Fee and Hourly Labor Rate Schedule will be incorporated into the final consultant agreement with the City as Exhibit B (See Appendix C). The Fee and Hourly Labor Rate Schedule shall be submitted in a sealed envelope. Hourly Rate Schedules shall be valid for the duration of the project. Markup on travel expenses, reproduction services and other outside expenses is not allowed. Markup on Sub-con-
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sultant services is not allowed. 10.Detailed project Schedule in Microsoft Project or compatible software showing each task number, description, and duration. Identify milestones and when meetings will be held with the City. Allow up to three (3) weeks for the City to review each submittal. Consultant shall adhere closely to its Design Schedule and manage the project in a proactive manner. The Schedule shall be incorporated into the final agreement with the City as Exhibit C (See Appendix C). Proposal shall be written clearly and legibly in conformance with the instructions. Please submit four (4) copies of your proposal in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED PROPOSAL FOR BRADLEY PARK REGRADING PROJECT 83003 DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." to: Isaac Etchamendy, Associate Civil Engineer, City of San Marcos- Public Works, 201 Mata Way San Marcos, CA 92069 If using Federal Express or other such service for proposal submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Agency reserves the right, where it may serve the Agency’s best interest, to reject any or all proposals submitted in response to this RFP. If Agency selects a Consultant, it is anticipated that evaluation of the submitted proposals and the selection of a Consultant will be completed by October 1, 2015. Following the notification of the selected Consultant, a recommendation and proposed contract will be prepared for review and approval. Contracting and Award INTERPRETATION OF RFP AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS All requested clarifications regarding this RFP shall be sent in writing or via email to Isaac Etchamendy, at email@example.com. All requests should be marked clearly in the subject area as BRADLEY PARK RE-GRADING PROJECT (83003). If necessary, addendums to modify and or clarify the scope will be issued and will be emailed to the consultants invited to submit a proposal on this RFP. The Agency may or may not respond to requests for clarifications. All clarifications of the RFP and Contract Documents by the Agency will be made by written addendum and will be posted on www.CIPList.com no later than three (3) calendar days prior to the proposal due date. Failure of any Consultant to receive any addenda shall not relieve such Consultant from any obligations imposed by such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become part of the RFP and Contract Documents. Failure to cover in its proposal any such addenda issued may render his bid informal and result in its rejection. EVALUATION CRITERIA The Consultant shall be evaluated according to the following criteria: Completeness and Quality of Proposal (15%) Response to the RFP and the attached appendices must be complete. Responses that do not include the proposal content requirement within this RFP and subsequent Addenda will be considered incomplete. Understanding of the work to be done and ability to design within budget (30%)
Consultants are required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the work and the technical expertise required to complete the project. Consultant must demonstrate the capability, though previous experience or technical expertise, the ability to deliver the project within the construction budget and within financial constraints placed on them. Experience with Similar Projects (15%) Consultants are required have the experience of managing similar projects successfully; experience with local agencies is highly desirable. Scope of Services (20%) The Consultant will develop a detailed scope of work for completing the construction documents. The attached scope of work is general in nature and may be modified by the Consultant. Project Schedule (20 %) The Consultant will develop a detailed schedule assuming the contract start date of August 31, 2015. The schedule may be modified by the City Project Manager and will be included in the Consultant Contract as negotiated. AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY PROPOSAL FOR PURPOSES OF CLARIFICATION, TO ACCEPT OR NEGOTIATE ANY MODIFICATION TO ANY TIMELY RECEIVED PROPOSAL FOLLOWING THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS, AND/OR TO WAIVE ANY IRREGULARITIES IF TO DO SO WOULD SERVE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE AGENCY.
CONSULTANT SELECTION Evaluation of the proposals will commence based upon the ranking of the most qualified consultant as determined by the Agency. The Agency will then review the cost proposal of the most qualified consultant and enter into negotiations. The goal of negotiation is to agree on a final contract that delivers the services or products required at a fair and reasonable cost. If agreement on a fair and reasonable price cannot be reached, negotiations will be formally terminated. Negotiations will then proceed to the next most qualified consultant. Each consultant’s cost proposal will remain sealed until negotiations commence with that particular consultant. Should the City choose to do so, it may interview the top qualifying Consultants prior to final selection of the most qualified consultant. If interviews are conducted Consultant will be selected based on the results of the interviews. AGENCY’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES On behalf of the Agency, and through the authority of the City of San Marcos, the Director of Public Works of the City of San Marcos shall be the Agency’s authorized representative after the Notice to Proceed has been issued in the interpretation and enforcement of all work performed in connection with this Agreement. The Director of Public Works may delegate authority in connection with this Agreement to his assigned designees.
QUALIFICATION OF CONSULTANT The Consultant shall furnish the Agency with satisfactory evidence of the Consultant's competency to perform the proposed work. It is the intention of the Agency to award a
contract only to a Consultant who: 1.furnishes satisfactory evidence that such Consultant has the requisite financial resources, license and classification status, experience, and completion ability; 2. is able to obtain satisfactory insurance; 3.is able to execute the work successfully and promptly, and 4.is able to complete the work within the time specified in the RFP and Contract Documents. To determine the degree of responsibility to be credited to a Consultant, the Agency will weigh any evidence that the Consultant (or personnel guaranteed to be employed in responsible charge of the Work) has or has not performed satisfactorily on other contracts of like nature and magnitude or comparable difficulty at similar rates of progress, including but not limited to responsibility based on performance and progress; time for performance and completion of past project; and competency based on financial resources and experience. CONSULTANT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS CONSULTANT, AND EACH SUBCONTRACTOR OR SUBCONSULTANT WHO WILL PERFORM WORK, PROVIDE LABOR, OR RENDER SERVICE TO THE CONSULTANT ON OR ABOUT THIS PROJECT, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION PROGRAM AND MUST MEET THE MINIMUM PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. AGENCY WILL NOT ENTER INTO ANY CONTRACT WITHOUT PROOF OF THE CONSULTANT AND ANY DESIGNATED SUBCONTRACTOR’S OR SUBCONSULTANT’S CURRENT REGISTRATION TO PERFORM PUBLIC WORK UNDER LABOR CODE SECTION 1725.5. THIS REQUIREMENT APPLIES TO CONSULTANTS AND SUBCONTRACTORS OR SUBCONSULTANTS PERFORMING WORK ON ALL PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS AWARDED ON OR AFTER APRIL 1, 2015.
Forms supplied by the Agency, which when filled out, executed, and accompanied by all supplements thereto, shall be submitted as the Proposal. Proposal not presented on forms so furnished, or submitted without all required supplements, or not completed with all required information, including information pertaining to work to be performed by other than Consultant's own forces, may be rejected by the Agency as non-responsive.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS The Proposer shall be responsible for complying with all local, State, and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances applicable to the Work, whether or not said laws, regulations, or ordinances are expressly stated or referred to herein. Please see Appendix C for the contract requirements. Insurance Requirements The successful Consultant, at the successful Consultant’s sole cost and expense and for the full term of the Contract, shall obtain and maintain at least the minimum insurance requirements set forth in Contract. Award of Contracts The award of the contract, if it be awarded, will be to the
Consultant whose proposal complies with all the requirements prescribed. The contract shall be executed by the successful proposer and shall be returned, together with the proper insurance documentation to the Agency so that it is received within 10 days, not including Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after the proposer has received the contract for execution. Failure to do so shall be just cause for forfeiture of the proposal guaranty. Two copies of the executed contract documents shall be delivered to the following address: City of San Marcos, Public Works Department Attn: Debra Masnica 201 Mata Way San Marcos, CA 92069 s/s Michael Edwards, Director of Public Works Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-022297 The name of the business: Houghtaliing, Vasquez Ranch Service, located at 1138 Gamble Ln., Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Conan Houghtaling 1138 Gamble Ln. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Conan Houghtaling This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/25/2015. 9/03, 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021531 The name of the business: Reynolds Consulting Group, located at 1819 Jamaica Way, Vista, CA. 92081. This business is hereby registered by the following: Robert Reynolds 1819 Jamaica Way Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/03/2015. /s/Robert Reynolds This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/18/2015. 9/03, 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021810 The name of the business: Bollywood Threading Studio, located at 197 S. Las Posas Rd., #3S, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jaspal S. Garg 308 Sunbird Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jaspal S. Garg This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/20/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021045 The name of the business: Squirrel Tree Store, located at 931 Martin Dr., Unit 9, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Reginald Trout 931 Martin Dr. Unit 9 Escondido, Ca. 92026 Gregory S. Arrouzet 11285 Paseo Montanoso #280 San Diego, CA. 92127 This business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Reginald Trout This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/12/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-022629 The name of the business: CBInteriors, located at 1005 Norte Vista, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Connie Bloodworth 1005 Norte Vista San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/21/15. /s/Connie Bloodworth This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/28/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
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Here is the first in a series of occasional articles dealing with the training of your dog(s).
We all act and interact according to our species (nature) and what we have experienced in our lives (nurture). In this realm, we run a parallel with our dogs. As a species, we tend to be very verbal and very tactile. We are the hugging, petting, kissing species. When we have a very close relationship we tend towards plenty of hugging, kissing and ‘petting’. We show our excitement or approval through loud verbal outbursts and more exaggerated body movements. Here is where we deviate from dogs and where many training issues as well as behavioral issues can arise. Dogs are not genetically predisposed to showing affection or approval through the same methods we use. Dogs use their body as
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Let’s talk about two components of training; punishment and reinforcement. Punishment means that the behavior will diminish and reinforcement means that the behavior will increase. Sounds simple doesn’t it? It’s not. The reason for this is the interpretation of the two as they are applied to the behavior. Simply speaking, what you may consider reinforcement, your dog may consider punishment. Often, people’s response to a dog doing well is patting, hugging, petting and even kissing. Since these are some of the human activities that dogs often find discomfort in, the consequence for the behavior is punishment, not reinforcement as was intended. Since the dog perceives it as punishment, the behavior decreases and the human is left puzzled.
If you are training a behavior and either the dog ‘isn’t learning’, or the dog’s reliability in the behavior is decreasing, you may have a punishment versus reinforcement miss-communication. If this is the case, stop training and analyze the situation. Look at what you were using as a reinforcer, and then think about your dog’s reaction to it. Were you patting the dog’s head? If so, did the dog lower his head, move to the side or lift his nose so his head was almost vertical? Did you hug your dog for a job well done and when the hug was over the dog moved away? Did the dog squirm in your arms? Did you try to kiss the dog and the dog turned away? Backed up? During or after your reward or praise did the dog lick his lips? Yawn? All of these reactions are ones that can indicate the dog considering your praise a punishment.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00026165-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Natalie and Alexander Sher filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Anastasiia Shershnova to Proposed name Anastasia Sher. 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 22, 2015, 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 8/6/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/3/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020805 The name of the business: La Fresita, located at 162 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria S. Garcia 1807 S. Citrus Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/01/15. /s/Maria S. Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019172 The name of the business: The Spa Room, Yolie’s Spa Room, located at 636 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Yolanda Paulus 416 Landmark Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Yolanda Paulus This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/23/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020244 The name of the business: The Drake Company, located at 2240 Bear Valley Parkway #100, Escondido, Ca. 92027-3827. This business is hereby registered by the following: Steven Adam Drake 2240 Bear Valley Pkway #100 Escondido, CA. 92027-3827 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/4/15. /s/Steven Adam Drake, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/4/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019228 The name of the business: Bloom, located at 1691 Melrose Dr., Suite 140, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rejane Wagner 582 Rush Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rejane Wagner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/24/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020721 The name of the business: Wasser Art Prints, located a 175 Bosstick Ave., Suite 101, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Isidro Trevino 1641 Sagewood Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/1/13. /s/Isidro Trevino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020969 The name of the business: Escondido Mattress Company, located at 1281 Simpson Way, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Randle L. Taylor 25484 Lake Wohlford Rd. #E16 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/01/1954. /s/Randle L. Taylor This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/11/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021079 The name of the business: JLS Forklift Service & Repairs, located at 1920 E. Grand Ave,#49, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jose Luis Sanchez Sanchez This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/24/15. /s/Jose Luis Sanchez Sanchez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/12/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020312 The name of the business: Sonido Fandanguero, located at 1320 Grand Ave., Suite #1, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Raul Huerta 1053 Cypress Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/4/15. /s/Raul Huerta This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/04/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-018979 The name of the business: Platinum Peak OCR Training Grounds, located at 1167 Gopher Canyon Rd., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Nicole Kifer Lisardo Nava Jared Caperton 1167 Gopher Canyon Rd. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a joint venture. First day of business was na/. /s/Nicole Kifer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/22/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021281 The name of the business: Ron and Don’s Plumbing & Drains, located at 2400 W. Valley Parkway #5, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ronald Larrabee 2400 W. Valley Parkway Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was na/. /s/Ronald A. Larrabee This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/14/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00027603-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Doria V. Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Doria V. Williams to Proposed name Bella Dory Jett Malulani. 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: October 6, 2015, 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 8/17/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 & 9/10/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-018871 The name of the business: Circle’s Edge Disc Golf, located at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jason Iocco 637 N. Emerald Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jason Iocco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/21/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Turn-Key
Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Darlene J. Reyes
2028 Leo Court
Escondido, CA. 92026
individual. First day of business was
/s/Darlene J. Reyes
Jr., Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/17/2015. County
8/27, 9/03, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021573 The name of the business: SoCal Smoky, located at 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #689, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Matthew Hall 1458 La Habra Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Matthew Hall This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/18/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020780 The name of the business: Calvary Preparatory Academy, Calvary Prep Academy, Calvary Prep Academy Online, CAPO, Calvary Prep Online, located at 1675 Seven Oaks Road, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Calvary Online School 1675 Seven Oaks Road Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jared Beck, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/0e & 9/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021624 The name of the business: Trade Wind Chillers, located at 510 Corporate Dr. #F, Escondido, Ca. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Harold Collier 561 Shadywood Dr. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/10/2004. /s/Harold Collier, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/19/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020108 The name of the business: Vista Comfort Care, Serenity Villa, located at 228 Iron Dr., Vista, CA. 92083. This business is hereby registered by the following: Shanel Pronovost 228 Iron Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 08/01/15. /s/Shanel Pronovost This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/3/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020436 The name of the business: TJ’s Mobile Care, located at 2300 East Valley Pkwy, #230, Escondido CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: James F. Anding 2300 E. Valley Pkwy #230 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/25/2014. /s/James F. Anding This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/05/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021209 The name of the business: Living Water Pool Center, located at 3504 Hollencrest Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: John Lackerdas 3504 Hollencrest Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/John Lackerdas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/13/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-022065 The name of the business: Frameorys, located at 2089 Susan Court, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Schaffer 2089 Susan Court Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/24/2015. /s/Daniel Schaffer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/24/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021381 The name of the business: Levante Jewelers, located 1921 W. San Marcos, Blvd., Suite 130, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Joe Shakarian 6459 Pyrus Pl. Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/29/03. /s/Joe Shakarian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/17/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BULK FUEL SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY that the City of San Marcos (City) requests proposals from qualified service providers to provide bulk fuel services, including but not limited to furnishing gasoline, diesel fuel, and various fluids for City vehicles through a bulk fuel delivery system. Service providers must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Scope of Services section of this Request for Proposals (RPF). GENERAL SERVICES: Service provider shall provide bulk fuel delivery price for all referenced fuel and fluid types for the City. Fuel shall be ordered and delivered on an “as-needed” basis by means of a phone call to the fuel supplier. Maximum response time for such delivery shall be 48 hours. CONTRACT TERM The contract term to furnish bulk fuel services to the City shall take effect for a period of five (5) years. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the City no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015. 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, 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 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 Services 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 delivery location(s) will immediately follow the presubmittal meeting. All proposers must attend the presubmittal 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. 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 Michael Edwards, Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp September 3, 2015 and September 10, 2015
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CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS PROJECT CODE NO. 85002, DRAINAGE MASTER PLAN
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites Water Resource and Civil Engineering Consulting Firms (Consultant) to submit a fee proposal for consulting services to design and prepare requested documents for the stated Project herein and will receive such in the offices of the Agency’s Engineering Division, at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on September 17, 2015. Proposals received after the hour and date will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. NOTE: Electronic and facsimile submittals will not be accepted. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of: 1. Documentation of existing hydrologic information 2. Field verify and document existing storm drain system and evaluate existing conditions. 3. Perform hydraulic and hydrologic analysis on the existing drainage system to identify system deficiencies. 4. R e c o m m e n d improvements within the drainage system to correct operational deficiencies, optimize storm system hydraulics, and establish infrastructure needs at build-out. 5. Develop a Capital Improvement Program which identifies specific storm drainage and water quality infrastructure to support the new General Plan and existing system deficiencies. 6. Identify areas for possible regional detention and/or water quality facilities. 7. Develop Cost Estimate for all improvements needing to be installed to support the City at Build-Out. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be performed includes the analysis of the City’s entire separated storm sewer network and the natural creeks, detention basins, reservoirs, and other water infrastructure within the City and the nearby watershed. PROJECT SCHEDULE Consultant shall prepare a detailed schedule which will not exceed nine (9) months in duration. GENERAL All clarifications of the RFP and Contract Documents by the Agency will be made by written addendum and will be posted on www.CIPList.com no later than three (3) calendar days prior to the proposal due date. Failure of any Consultant to receive any addenda shall not relieve such Consultant from any obligations imposed by such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become part of the RFP and Contract Documents. Failure to cover in its proposal any such addenda issued may render his bid informal and result in its rejection. Prospective proposers are encouraged to review the official version of all documents. For a complete set of proposal documents, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. 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 City is not responsible for costs associated with the preparation of the proposals; there is no express or implied obligation for the City to reimburse Consultant for any expenses incurred in preparing or submitting a proposal. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. s/s Matt Little, Development Services Director/City Engineer Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp September 3, 2015 and September 10, 2015
CITATION FOR FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL CASE# 15349 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO North County Division 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA. 92081
To: Chauncey Lavonne Mathis
You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department 25 at the court indicated above on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 08:30am to show cause, if you have any, why Lavonne Jaden Green (minor) should not be declared free from parental custody and control (for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition. You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above stated, the judge shall explain any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint couinxel for each parent unless unlesse aach representation is knowlingly and intelligently waived.
If you wish to seek advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. dated: 8/26/15
/s/ M. Zurcher Clerk of the Superior Court 9/03, 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00028334-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Maria Elizabeth Owensby filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Maria Elizabeth Owensby to Proposed name Maria Elizabeth Vena. 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: October 6, 2015, 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 8/21/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/27, 9/3, 9/10 & 9/17/2015 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2015-021521 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: BIMED SUPPLY CO., located at 310 Via Vera Cruz, Suie 108, San Marcos, CA. 92078-2631. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 3/17/2014 and assigned File no. 2014-007411, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): AJM Properties, LLC 1390 Decision Steet, Suite B Vista, CA. 92081-8577 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Robert J. Wolf, Jr., President This statement was filed with Ernest County J. Dronenburg Jr., Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/18/2015.
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