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September 05, 2019

Volume 49 - No. 36

By Friedrich Gomez

A RIDDLE WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY INSIDE AN ENGIMA. He was like Harry Houdini with a gun. A holdup artist with the ability to seemingly vanish into thin air after exiting the bank he had just robbed. The notorious outlaw was given the nickname “The Geezer Bandit” by the FBI because of his geriatric appearance. Allegedly responsible for no less than 16 consecutive bank robberies, the Geezer Bandit eluded capture and – like the The Paper - 760.747.7119

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infamous D. B. Cooper – has remained a ponderous question mark for both police and FBI alike.

Despite the abundance of video surveillance cameras, widely publicized photos by the media, and the first-hand witness accounts and descriptions from up-close bank tellers, the Geezer Bandit seemed to be a human conundrum, viewed through prismatic lighting, resembling different things to different people. To some, he was old. To others he seemed to be wearing an old man’s mask. Some accounts

manifested in the media would seem contradictory and conflicted. He seemed more elusive to nail down than Jell-O. A veritable shadow in a dark room. Like a distant heatwave rippling on a hot desert road, the Geezer seemed to slowly vanish like a mirage whenever law enforcement got too close to solving the case.

In time, he would become among the most infamous and hunted of his breed, gaining a national notoriety and a placement on America’s Most Wanted criminal list. His

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name would even be bantered about on nationally-televised newscasts and late night talk shows. In short, he would become San Diego County’s most infamous bank robber in history. OFFICIAL FBI WANTED POSTER DISCRIPTION.

According to the FBI’s Wanted Poster circulated back then, the Geezer Bandit is shown in two different photos and described, in


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part, as such: Age: 60 to 70 years old. Height: Approximately 60.” Weight: Approximately pounds. Build: Average. Sex: Male. Race: White.

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8 YEARS AFTER HIS LAST ROBBERY IN 2011 HE’S STILL A HOT TOPIC OF DISCUSSION. It’s been nearly 8 years since his last bank heist on December 2, 2011, and yet his name and reputation still persists, and is indelibly pressed into the memory banks of San Diegans, everywhere. To this very day, his infamy and topic of conversation has not faded with time. In fact, erstwhile FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, a 30-year veteran who once handled the Geezer Bandit case file, has openly told the media that the Geezer is still, after all these years, the most popular subject he is asked about. Though Foxworth left the FBI three years ago to work security for the NFL, in his wake – wanted or not -- there still follows the inextricable residual image of the Geezer Bandit, whom Foxworth once pursued with great vigilance but without success. Though the Geezer Bandit still remains a popular topic of discussion, some things about the Geezer Bandit have, indeed, faded and changed with time.

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

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patty Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

I contacted FBI Special Agent Davene Butler, a 20-year-plus veteran who is Public Affairs Coordinator for the San Diego FBI offices. Butler told The Paper: “We are, of course, interested in solving the crime, however, please note that we are no longer actively investigating this case as the statute of limitations has run out on the robberies.” Special FBI Agent Butler also clarified that the $20,000 reward is no longer available due to the expiration of the aforementioned statute of limitations.

UNSOLVED CRIME. To this very day, he remains a dangerous fugitive, still at large. And as unwarranted as it may seem some have viewed him as something of a cult hero. But to mainstream society and established law enforcement agencies, he remains a notorious bank-robbing villain who terrified innocent victims with savage, murderous threats.

From then to now, let’s take a fresh look at this human riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. He is an illusionist of sorts, who has proven to be a master of disguises and even props, which we will explore in greater detail later in this article. As chilling as it may be, he is still out there somewhere and with his photo plastered on a week-long front cover story for all the world to see – he is, quite possibly, reading

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?" (You're gonna love this.)

The bank manager looks back at her and says, "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You sang it, didn't you? Yeah, I know you did.) •••• I don't normally publish things like this. I don’t want too much religion in a humor column. But I thought this was cute . . . so here you go: Little Boy's Explanation of God

Out of the mouths of the Babes--

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God. ' I wonder if any of us could have done as well? (and he had such an assignment, in California, and someone published it. I guess miracles do happen!) EXPLANATION OF GOD:

this along with many of you, right now.

THE LEGACY & HOW IT ALL BEGAN. The Geezer Bandit’s first bank heist was in Santee, California, on August 28, 2009. Early on, the Geezer Bandit’s notoriety refused to be restrained within the limits of San Diego County when he stopped being just a local news story and suddenly plunged into the national media limelight. Never before has a San Diego senior citizen, who robs banks for a living, captured the fascination of a national audience on primetime television. The Geezer’s notoriety began to peak on February 5, 2011, when the popular weekly television show, “America’s Most Wanted,” placed the Geezer Bandit center stage as one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals in America. Overnight, the Geezer Bandit became a national topic of intrigue, the subject of animated discussions around the water cooler at work, or even the center of a heated debate at a sports bar or other eatery; and not just here in Southern California but as far away as New York, Florida, North Dakota, South Carolina and all points in between. No San Diego County bank bandit in recorded history has ever achieved such wide-spread infamy; not even a close second shows up as a blip on the radar screen. What kept driving the public interest and fascination over the geriatric bank robber back then were the wide-ranging venues which surpris-

ingly kept his name alive even on late night talk shows. When the Geezer was just beginning to hit his stride in San Diego, television’s “Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” gave him national air time. Host Ferguson took humorous stabs at the emerging Geezer Bandit phenomenon: “Police in San Diego are looking for a 78-year-old bank robber. How are you looking for someone and you already know his exact age?”

Ferguson didn’t let up: “Police have nicknamed the robber the ‘Geezer Bandit.’ They describe him as ‘armed and flatulent.’” And finally, “Victims of the Geezer Bandit’s last robbery say he threatened to tell them stories of his grandkids.” At the time, Jay Leno and other television show hosts also took comedic swipes at San Diego’s Geezer Bandit as well.

Such humor flies in the face of law enforcement agencies, which do not find anything to joke about regarding their attempts to apprehend a most dangerous fugitive still at large.

Also driving the controversy and fanning the flames of fascination are mysterious unknowns and missing pieces to a most elusive and seductive puzzle. For example, John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted, told a national television

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'One of God 's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.

'God 's second most important job is listening to prayers An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible

lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off. '

'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad 's head asking for something they said you couldn't have. ' 'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don 't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church. ' 'Jesus is God 's Son. He used to do

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Social Butterfly

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College. An intermission with refreshments follows with the next speaker at 2:30pm, which will be Betty Fussell’s presentation on “Eat, Live, Love, Die”. On September 13th at 1pm will be a presentation by Dan Gross, “Exotic Underwater Sea Life of the Philippines”. Then, at 2:30pm brings N. Yphantides speaking on “What the Health is going on in San Diego?”. Please join us for these interesting formats at MiraCosta College in the administration Building, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Pick up a $1.00 parking ticket permit in Lot 1A and park in 1A. Further information is at miracosta.edu/life or call 760.757.2121.

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Grandparents Day Luncheon at McClellan Center – On Friday, September 6th, the Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “Grandparents Day Luncheon” at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Join us at 11:00am for entertainment by the Boogie Woogie Duo. Grandchildren of all ages welcome. Enjoy honey baked ham, mashed yams, house salad, a roll, and fresh orange. Lunch served at noon. Suggested donation is $4 for those 60 and older, and an $8 charge for those younger than 60. Reservations are required by 1:00pm one day prior at (760) 643-5288. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community. “LIFE” Classes at MiraCosta College – Here is the schedule of classes for the next two weeks for the “LIFE” program. Friday, September 6th at 1pm, the speaker will be Eric Bishop on the up-coming theatre production “Lovesick” at Mira Costa

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viewing-audience that he believes the Geezer Bandit to actually be a much younger person in brilliant disguise who has managed to fool and elude the finest minds in law enforcement. If Walsh’s early speculation ever proves correct, it may help provide a crucial key to solving a string of sixteen consecutive bank robberies that have successfully stifled both the police and the FBI. MASTER OF DISGUISE. Leaving no stone unturned, the theory of the Geezer Bandit actually being a master of disguise is a serious consideration. The FBI officially describes the elusive holdup artist as follows: “Possibly wearing a synthetic mask and gloves to hide true physical characteristics. He is also believed to be left-handed.” On December 23, 2011, Los Angeles Times reporter, Tony Perry, reports that during one of the early holdups the Geezer Bandit appears to be with a small oxygen tank on his back and an oxygen tube leading to a nosepiece.

FACE MASK THEORY. Is it a reasonable theory, in the case of the Geezer Bandit, that such an old man disguise, such as a face mask, can be so realistic as to avoid suspicion, even at a close distance? This is perhaps unlikely at the normal Halloween outlet, but what about at the high-end level, such as at a

Join us at the Center for the Summer Hidden City Sounds, Friday Night Soul/Pop/Folk Rock join forces at Hidden City Sounds; Starting at 7pm, The Redwoods Revue performs on Friday, September 6th. Hidden City Sounds fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday night thru October 4th. The Redwoods is a San Diego based independent record label that operates as a music collective, recruiting from a pool of accomplished musicians to perform studio tracks for its growing list of artists. However, they also come together to present a unified performance as The Redwoods Revue. For these super group performances, the label's star players share the stage, each frontwoman supported by her label mates as she takes a featured turn leading the audience through The Redwoods' eclectic catalogue of music. The Redwoods Revue gives the label's collective spirit a chance to break out of the studio and come to life, for a uniquely dynamic musical experience. Get more information about their performance at http://artcenter.org/event/hidden-citysounds-the-redwoods-revue/. Enjoy a different genre of live music each week along with DJ's, food trucks, inflatables, and a cash bar. Learn more about the Hidden City Sound music series here: http://artcenter.org/events/category/hidden-citysounds-2/. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido

highly professional Hollywoodquality disguise-and-mask store? In researching this article, I decided to go online to view some of the most professional and realistic face masks (during the time of the Geezer Bandit robberies) and I found myself believing that, yes, this could, in fact, be a real-life possibility in regards to the Geezer Bandit.

The masks I saw were on a Hollywood professional level that blurred the line between the real and unreal. One company was called SPFX Masks (www.spfxmasks.com/), which became a Division of Hollywood Mask Masters, and they offered a variety of the most realistic old-man masks I have ever seen, under a variety of different names, such as: “The Elder,” “The Senior Citizen,” “The Retiree,” and believe it or not, “The Geezer,” all priced at around $800 each (back then). Interestingly, all the aforementioned masks looked almost identical to the photos of the Geezer Bandit that were captured on bank surveillance cameras during that time period.

POLICE INVESTIGATE REALISTIC MASK COMPANIES. On May 27, 2011, after the Geezer Bandit held up the Heritage Oaks Bank, at 310 Morro Bay Blvd., in Morro Bay, California, Morro Bay police detectives scrambled with intent to serve a search warrant on SPFX Masks, Inc. to reveal all names and personal information of customers who had purchased sili-

Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more about other events, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit http://artcenter.org/.

MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting The MiraCosta Horticulture Club is meeting on Saturday, September 7th, at 11:30am, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, 92056, Bldg 3400, Azatlan Rooms A and B on 2nd floor above book store. The workshop will be led bgy Susan Duey, on potting small plants for gifts. Soil and plants will be provided; bring a pot to use. The main program is a presentation by Derrick Platz on West Coast Tomato Growers/ Oceanside Pole and how the business began with the Singh family. They grow tomatoes, broccoli, and hemp. He will cover the pesticides used in the fields, and what a logistics manager does. He may also bring a couple cases of tomatoes to show and share with members. After the main speaker there will be a drawing for plants and garden related things. Be sure to pay for parking at the machines around the lots. This year MiraCosta College is requiring parking passes on Saturday, for the first time. Our next meetings will all be at Alta Vista Gardens in the Garden House on the second Saturday of the month. Costs at MiraCosta College this year were too much for our small non profit club; they used to give us the space for free. We provide funds earned at our annual plant sale for scholarships and internships for students. For more information call 760.721.3281 or check the webpage MCHClub.org.

Orfila Winery Oceanside Opening Announced – On Saturday, September 7th there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Oceanside location of Orfila Vineyards & Winery. They will be open from 12-9pm and will be celebrating throughout the day - come early, stay late! They will have bubbly and food to share during the ceremony and all the premium wines will be available for

con masks, such as The Elder, The Geezer, and The Senior Citizen. According to Rusty Slosser, at the time, owner of SPFX Masks, Inc., he had sold about a hundred masks called, The Elder. As such, Slosser kept an open dialogue with various investigators, including the Morro Bay Police Department, San Diego police detectives and, of course, the FBI.

HAVE THESE MASKS ACTUALLY FOOLED LAW ENFORCEMENT? Can these masks really work for such bank heists? It is already well documented that SPFX Masks, Inc. sold a realistic face mask called “The Player,” back in April of 2010, to a man in Ohio who used it to rob a bank there. There is an added twist to this story. The mask is of an African-American, and the white Ohio robber who bought it online from SPFX Masks (headquartered in Van Nuys, California) used it to throw police off his trail. And it worked.

The only clue that led to the robber’s arrest was that his Volvo car interior was splattered with red dye from a dye-pack that was secretly slipped into the bag containing the stolen money. A bank dye-pack acts as a security device and is a thin, square package hidden inside a stack of bills. When the dye-pack explodes, it sprays a red chemical in all directions, staining everything it comes in contact with, including human skin. The dye-

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San Marcos Rotary Club September Speaker Schedule – The Rotary Club of San Marcos is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic-minded individuals. By meeting regularly and forming friendships, Rotarians are able to get things done to better our community. The San Marcos Rotary Club meets at 12noon on Thursdays at Cocina del Charro San Marcos. Visitors and potential members are always welcome. The speaker schedule for September is: September 5th – Who Am I?; September 12 – Operation Homefront; September 19 – Mayor Rebecca Jones; September 26 – Lesson of Life as a Professional Skydiver. Visit www.sanmarcosrotary.org or contact President Will Rivera at 619.972.4947 or willrivera68@gmail.com. Pacific Belles Chorus Open Sing – Pacific Belles Chorus is looking for singers! We invite women of all ages to join us for OPEN SING from now thru the end of October at no obligation. We will be rehearsing music (barbershop style 4part a cappella harmony) for our holiday show. Come to our rehearsals each Monday night 7-9pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut Street, Escondido. We would love to have you sing with us at our December 7th show and maybe join us in 2020. Hope to see you soon! For more

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pack explosion and a tip led Springdale, Ohio police to arrest Conrad Zerdiak, a thirty-year-old white male. The mask he used was so realistic that it stunned police Lieutenant Michael Mathis who said at the time: “It was a twist. I’ve been doing this for almost 25 years now and I’ve never seen anything as lifelike and realistic.” Zerdiak pleaded guilty to six Ohio robberies. Fortunately, the police released an innocent black man who was wrongly identified as the holdup man. The mask was so realistic that at Conrad Zerdiak’s court appearance, Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge, Melissa Powers, told Zerdiak: “You are the type of villain we read about in novels and see in the movies.”

Such realism in face masks has forced many segments of law enforcement to re-orientate themselves to a new high-tech disguise that challenges them on a more sophisticated level. Several years ago, the FBI began a campaign in questioning makers of professional lifelike face masks in their attempts to gain a fresh look at criminals, such as San Diego’s past Geezer Bandit. OTHER EXAMPLES OF MASKS FOOLING AUTHORITIES. There are many examples of criminals employing this type of new realism in face masks for wrongful purpos-

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • September 05, 2019 Six Story Apartment Building Coming to Escondido?

The Escondido City Council still has to approve but a major hurdle was passed when the Escondido Planning Commission recommended approval of a six-story apartment building in the historic downtown area on a site that is presently a parking lot.

Commissioners and speakers in support of the Aspire project said it would provide much-needed housing in Escondido, attract other developers and enliven the shopping and dining district centered around Grand Avenue.

The Aspire project, by the development firm Touchstone Communities, would include 131 apartments in a 67foot-tall building on West Valley Parkway, next to the Maple Street Plaza, according to the city staff report. The development would also include a pool and other amenities, 4,289 square feet of commercial space at street level and an underground parking lot. The commercial spaces facing Maple Street Plaza would be allowed to use part of that pedestrian space for outdoor seating. Touchstone President Kerry Garza said the project could pave the way for

additional housing developments, and said the company is making an investment in the community.

The Aspire proposal will go to the Escondido City Council in September or October. Bus, Train Fares Have Gone Up

Most public bus and commuter train riders across San Diego County are paying higher fares today thanks to a new but long anticipated fare hike that went into effect this past Sunday.

The new fares are intended to boost revenue and make it easier for people to use the transportation system. For the first time, a one-way ticket will be the same price on all buses, trolleys and some trains. Public transit officials have been hesitant to increase fares, in part because ridership has been declining for years and always initially goes down when tickets prices go up. Meanwhile, costs for fuel, insurance, maintenance and other necessities continue to rise.

The new rate structures were proposed by the two transit agencies and approved in February by the board of directors at the San Diego Association of Governments, the area’s regional planning agency. Fares cover less than a third of most public transit costs. Operating costs have increased by 25 percent over the past 10 years, according to MTS. The agency chose to increase fares to avoid further service reductions. Wave Park with 700 homes for Oceanside?

Plans have been filed for a project involving up to 700 homes, a 300-room

way they don’t have to pay a surrender fee of something like $75. I had seen a couple videos of him showing the terrible mobility problems he had. Fish tailing and periodic collapses of his hind legs. It’s clear that he has some kind of neurological problem. The bottom line remains, he struggles keeping his hind end balanced and stable and coordinated with his front end.

this note following my last conversation with them. So, as I say, a little over a month ago, I decided to get him out. I saw something special in him. Maybe the innocent look and the friendly look and the determination where he still insists on defying his disability that is trying so hard to crush him. He just continues to run and play. You have to admire that.

THE STORY OF JEB.

Jeb is a pretty docile fellow. All would agree from the shelter staff, to me, to the kennel staff and the other volunteers at the kennel that walk him and oversee his play. He loves attention and play. He just stands still until you quit petting him and rubbing him. He likes baths, being groomed and being around others. He shows no behavior problems with people or other dogs. He’s your basic “dream dog”, aside from his medical problem. He would be the world’s best companion dog except few would offer to be his family because, in all likelihood, he will not last another year. The Moreno Valley Shelter staff became very close to him and wrote me

hotel, retail stores, offices and more to be built around an artificial wave lagoon on 92 acres formerly home to the Oceanside drive-in theater and swap meet. The proposal is being developed by Encinitas-based developer Zephyr Partners. Other amenities inclue a climbing wall, stand-up paddle-board pool and trails for hiking, Retailers such as surfboard shops, bicycle stores and purveyors of outdoor gear and clothing would be sought to complement the activities.

Zephyr unveiled the idea of building its development around a surfable wave lagoon in a June community meeting at an Oceanside elementary school, where many of the residents expressed enthusiasm for the plan. The property is just east of the city’s airport along the San Luis Rey River, north of state Route 76 and Mission Avenue, and a few blocks west of El Camino Real. Zephyr bought the property a year ago which had previously been planned as The Pavilion.

Zephyr’s application could be approved by the city’s Planning Commission under the existing zoning on the property and would not go to the City Council except on appeal. No date has been set for the hearing.

A one-way ticket on the Coaster commuter train between Oceanside and San Diego, now $5.50, will increase to $6.50. Monthly passes for that trip on the Coaster, now $165, will be $182. Coaster tickets are more than twice the cost of Sprinter tickets for a number or

We Lead off This Week’s Column with A Touching story from my pal, Bruce Krider

Jeb had been brought into the shelter by a woman claiming she found him wandering in the street in front of the shelter. Having been involved in rescue for a while now, that is usually the story of someone dumping their pet when they no longer wanted him. That

There’s also a new minimum age for the senior discount on buses, trains and the trolley. Instead of 60, riders will need to be 65 to get the half-price discount on most fares.

The cost of a one-way ticket is now $2.50 on all NCTD and MTS buses and the Sprinter train. The MTS trolley system already charges $2.50 for a one-way ticket, and that fare will remain the same.

Man About Town

It hasn't been a month since I rescued Jeb from the Moreno Valley Shelter. A person in the “dog rescue community” had emailed a plea to those involved in rescuing dogs from municipal shelters regarding him. She said of him, “We have this really fantastically sweet old man. He still has some spunk in him but as most people when we age, our bodies’ age faster than our minds. He wants to play and he tries to play but his hips make things very difficult for him.”

reasons. The Coaster route is nearly twice as long, 41 miles vs. 22 miles, with a different type of track and trains with engines that require more fuel and maintenance.

On getting to San Marcos, we went to the vet and asked them to review the xrays I had done at the Moreno Valley Shelter clinic. His hips we in pretty good shape. They did a primary neurological test for proprioception where they pose the hind paws in a “knuckle down position” on the floor to see if the dog automatically rights the paw to its normal standing position. Jeb didn’t. This spelled out that the brain was not able to communicate to the paw to straighten up. Visually, when Jeb walks slowly his rear end sways to one side or the other and sometimes he falls when turning. He is always able to correct his movements and keeps going but it is a constant reminder that he has a very difficult medical diagnosis.

Fast forwarding to today, Jeb has been housed at San Marcos Kennels. Primarily Coastal German Shepherd Rescue has kindly been tending to him for walks and playtime. As I live near Palm Springs, I am just not able to get there except on the weekends when we go out for hours around the area and walk the sights. When he first sees me come, he gets very excited and foresees the next few hours and is overjoyed. Then, even while his rear end is not coordinated with his brain, he manages to jump into the back of my SUV just fine.

The resort will have four different types of guest rooms. They include a core hotel, private villas, a luxury village and an “Airstream village” modeled after the distinctive polished aluminum recreational vehicles. Soon I will need to make a decision. I cannot continue to keep him caged because kennel life is hard on dogs and they degrade mentally. They become depressed. They lose hope and then when you see them, they just lie there waiting to die, wondering why this happened and what did they do wrong. In Jeb’s case, he has been in a kennel type situation since the end of June. If I didn’t already have three German Shepherds at home, I would try to provide him a home for his “final chapter”. If we cannot find a decent place for him to live out the rest of his days which could be several months to a year or so, we will have to make the hard choice to cut his life short and put him down.

A Common Tale. People continually “dump” their family pets in municipal shelters when it is no longer convenient or for some other reason they present. So, few people fail to recognize that dogs are highly sentient creatures. They demonstrate joy, fear, faithfulness, hope, excitement, loyalty just as people do and in many cases they surpass human performance. They simply don’t know the mental anguish they are causing. (Here’s an all too typical scenario) The owners relinquish their dog to the county dog handler who puts the dog in a mobile cage. The dog paces back and forth, barks frantically to get the attention of the owner but the owner does not turn around. He just continues to walk away quickly. The dog tries to “bark”, “Hey you love me, remember?” “What are the kids

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es. In Hong Kong, a young Asian male, in his early 20s wearing a realistic silicon mask of an elderly white Caucasian man, successfully boarded a plane to Canada to seek refugee status. His realistic-looking high-tech silicon mask made his appearance so authentic that he slipped by airport security’s watchful eyes without a hitch. Once onboard the plane, he waited until he was airborne before he went into the plane’s restroom to switch back to his real, youthful persona. His ploy would have worked like a charm, except for one noticeable trait, which had nothing to do with the mask itself. While disguised as an old man, the young Asian aroused suspicion with his “very youthful-looking hands,” as well as his “boyishly playful, animated use of his hands” – all characteristic of a much younger person. When the old man failed to disembark the flight at Canada’s Vancouver Airport, the strange new passenger, a young Asian man onboard, identified in his early 20s, was escorted off the plane by Border Services Officers. Is it possible that San Diego County’s Geezer Bandit may also fall into this same category? The latest evidence now strongly suggests this as a very real possibility. In the Geezer Bandit’s last recorded bank heist in San Luis Obispo, California (one of his five bank robberies outside of San Diego

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Single Travel Club Meeting – This group meets from 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, September 10th, at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. There will be Happy Hour specials. Visitors welcome. The discussion will be by Donna who will discuss her July tour and cycling trip through the Baltic States. Please call Jackie at 760.438.1472 to RSVP. COGG Luncheon on Tuesday, September 10th - We're all a little too mature to play youth football, but it will be most interesting to hear what the speaker, Kimberly Archie, has to say regarding the safety of the activity. The Case to Eliminate Contact in Youth Football will be presented by Ms. Archie, a retained legal consultant at the Girardi Keese, the law firm made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich”. She is the co-founder of the National Cheer Safety Foundation, Faces of CTE and a leading expert on the prevention of child athlete mal-treatment, a go-to expert often quoted in national and international media.

COGG meetings are held at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Social starts at 11:30am, and lunch at 12noon; the meeting concluding at 1:30pm. Make reservations by Friday, September 6th. Cost is $28/person for non-members. Visit the website at http://coggrb.com, contact blawson@san.rr.com, or call Blair Lawson at 858.217.6996.

End of Summer Mixer & Philanthropy Award – The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) will hold an end of Summer Mixer and Philanthropy Award on Thursday, September 12th, from 5:30pm7:30pm, at the home of Jodi and Rusty Wallis. A first-ever special CCF Award

County), a very strange and baffling scenario unfolded. In the Geezer’s previous string of fifteen bank holdups, he experienced no problems in making his escape. But in San Luis Obispo, things would be radically different. He would face a trap for the very first time.

On Friday, December 2, 2011, the Geezer Bandit arrived at Bank of America, located at 1105 Higuera Street, in San Luis Obispo. At about 5:39 p.m. the Geezer Bandit walked into the bank carrying a leather day-planner, or notebook, tucked under his right arm. He also openly held documents in his hand to, ostensibly, present the impression that he was about to conduct some legitimate banking transactions. When his time came, he calmly walked toward a female teller, and placed his day-planner on her counter. The Geezer Bandit then handed her a holdup note demanding money, which he also stated to her, verbally. During all of this, he slowly opened the day-planner and removed a handgun and white plastic bag. A teller’s worst nightmare unfolded before her eyes as the elderly bank robber pointed his deadly weapon at her, point blank range, and threatened to kill her on the spot if she did not obey. Obviously nervous and shaken, the teller complied as instructed in such scenarios. The elderly-looking bandit then replaced the handgun in his day-planner and walked out of the bank towards the parking lot. What

will be presented to Knox Williams, recognizing his extraordinary dedication to celebrating and investing in Carlsbad. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while mingling with your fellow Carlsbad Charitable Foundation members and neighbors. Be sure to invite your friends! For questions, contact Amanda Jean-Pierre at amandaj@sdfoundation.org or (619) 8141357. Address and gate code will be provided upon RSVP.

DAR Chapter Meeting is Saturday, September 14th - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet Saturday, September 14, at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Following a 9:30am brunch the members will hear Fara Khaleeli make a presentation on Tender, Loving Canines. The DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who assisted the colonists in some way in the fight for independence in the American Revolution. Visit http://santamararita.californiadar.org.

Family Movie Night at Stagecoach Community Park - Enjoy movie-themed games and activities plus a free showing of The Sandlot (rated PG) at the City of Carlsbad’s annual Family Movie Night, Saturday, September 14, at Stagecoach Community Park at 3420 Camino de los Coches in Carlsbad. Movie begins at dusk, and families are encouraged to arrive at 5pm to set up their blankets or low-back chairs to enjoy the fun activities before the movie begins. Wristbands will be available at the event for $5 and provide unlimited access to the family fun zone that includes bounce houses, slides, crafts, games, and activities. Beverages, hot dogs, pizza and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. Park on the nearby surface streets and at the Stagecoach Community Center up the hill from the event. The event will be sponsored by Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry and the Summer Movies in the Park Series. Tickets are not required for this event. Visit www.carlsbadconnect.org for more

was about to happen in the next few seconds would be so shocking and so unexpected that it would – to this day – remain both a mystery and frustration to law enforcement. It was also the worst conceivable living nightmare for the so-called Geezer Bandit. Soon after exiting the bank and walking towards the parking lot, the bank’s security dyepack which was secretly hidden within the stolen cash, suddenly, exploded! The concussion, alone, should have disabled any frail, elderly man (the Geezer Bandit’s age has been assessed, from some sources, to be in the mid to high 70s). What the bank’s surveillance cameras showed next was a most unreal, even wicked, image of a notorious villain covered in smoke and red dye from the exploded dyepack, knocked partially to the ground. With the seeming reflexes and strength of a much younger man, the Geezer was only briefly shaken by the sudden explosionconcussion. Regaining his physical composure he made a quick attempt to pick up some of the scattered cash as well as his personal belongings. What followed next was not to be believed, and yet the Bank of America surveillance cameras confirmed what took place. The Geezer Bandit quickly sprinted across the parking lot at a speed that would be considered abnormally fast for any elderly man, especially as old as he is made to look in various bank robbery photos.

and even sprints, the bank surveillance cameras clearly reveal the Geezer to be running at an abnormally-fast speed for a man of his alleged years (especially after a dye-pack explosion!). Could the Geezer Bandit, in actuality, be a master of disguise and wearing a realistic-looking mask? It is certainly a new perspective in light of what the FBI witnessed on the Bank of America surveillance cameras. The aftermath was cash (much of it colored in red) scattered all over the bank parking lot and adjacent parking areas, as well.

event information or contact Rachael Shay, City of Carlsbad special events supervisor, 760-602-7519.

BINGO Fundraiser – If you don’t have your tickets yet for The Republican Women of California—San Marcos, Bingo Fundraiser, time is getting away. Saturday, September 14th will be an evening of fun, dinner and prizes from 4pm to 8pm, at the St. Mark Golf Club, Fairway Room, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos 92078. No host bar – Lucky draw prizes - Bingo prizes - Silent Auction – dinner – Bingo Cards – and One FREE Lucky Draw Entry. All this for $50, with all proceeds going to Troops Direct, a non-profit providing mission critical supplies to active-duty military. Master of Ceremonies will be Carl DeMaio, KOGO Radio Personality. Bingo Callers are San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, and Ed Musgrove, Retired San Diego Sheriff. For reservations/questions, email Susie Glass at sglass51@gmail.com. Mail reservations/payment to 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos, 92078. Seating is limited so make your reservations/payment no later than September 9th. Thank you for supporting this event! Our motto for the event – the John Rich song which flew to the top of the charts the past few months – “SHUT UP ABOUT POLITICS.” These proceeds go to our troops who fight for ALL of us and ALL are invited.

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Taste of San Marcos 2019 – The third annual Taste of San Marcos will be held on Saturday, September 14th, from 1:004:00pm at 250 North City Drive, San Marcos, 92078. A large array of local businesses come together for a day of live music, delectable eats and unlimited sips from incredible local culinary masters, craft breweries, and wineries. For ticket purchase, visit https://tasteofsanmarcos2019.bpt.me/, $7 off with discount code: TOSM219. Plus, live music from Jesse Ray Smith. Upgrade your Taste experience to include access to The CADO, the world's first Avocado popup museum celebrating California's favorite fruit, located adjacent to the Taste of San Marcos and at a 20% discount. Feel the avocado-skinned walls, get schooled on the growing process by singer, Jason Mraz (via old-school cassette tape), meet the Hass Mother Tree of California, and other features of pure avocado culture. Each ticket upgrade includes the CADO's handmade tote bag! This is an outdoor event so bring sunscreen. Also, you will need your unexpired and valid photo ID. You must be 21 years or older to enjoy brew, cider and wine. It’s the state law, and the Chamber’s responsibility to deny access to anyone without an ID. Additional non-alcoholic drink options will be available.

Parking is free and convenient in the parking structure located directly next to the event on Campus Way. If you plan on enjoying the brew, cider and wine, please plan accordingly and consider your options, be it Uber/Lift or the Cal State San Marcos Sprinter station, only 0.4 mi walking distance away. Please contact us directly with any additional questions about the Taste of San Marcos event - 760744-1270 or melanie@sanmarcoschamber.com. San

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The San Luis Obispo bank holdup by the Geezer Bandit was even chronicled on CBS News when the newscast told nationwide viewers of the continuing exploits of California’s infamous bank robber and reported that the police had recovered what they believe is the Geezer Bandit’s notebook. The recovered notebook, ostensibly, underwent forensic examination and DNA testing, as well as examination of fingerprints. According to a statement from FBI spokeswoman at the time, Laura Eimiller, the speed at which the alleged Geezer Bandit sprinted did not match his appearance of a man age 60 to 70 years old. When ABC News filed a report inquiring into the incident, San Luis Obispo Police Lieutenant, Bill

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Looking for a Golfing Event to Support? – If you haven’t yet made your reservations for the 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on Monday, September 16th, get your reservations in right away. The allday event will be held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo at 12280 Greens East Road, San Diego, 92128, with tee time of 11am. This is the Volunteers of America Southwest (VOASW) annual classic and proceeds from the event benefit homeless and disabled veterans in the local community through VOASW’s life-changing programs, including education, housing, behavioral health, adults with addition and mental health challenges, struggling seniors and young children with unique needs,

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Proll, told ABC News: “There’s quite a bit of money in the parking lot and it’s spread out across several different parking stalls, so we’re not sure if he got away with any money or not.” (According to the FBI, bank robbers average about $7,500 in cash without complications, such as in a dye-pack explosion.) In regards to the bank dye-pack exploding in San Luis Obispo, San Diego’s own FBI Special Agent, at the time, James Stinnett, marvels at the Geezer Bandit’s percentage at being lucky: “He’s the luckiest person I know,” Stinnett was quoted as saying. “The fact that he’s only received the one security device (dye-pack) out of 16 robberies is phenomenal!” How lucky is the Geezer Bandit in beating the odds? “He more than likely, nine out of ten times, would have got caught,” Stinnett would reply.

All in all, San Diego County’s infamous Geezer Bandit seemed to be a human chameleon, capable of change, shape, and appearance which allowed him to be perceived in a variety of different ways to different sources and people. After exiting banks he just, simply, seemed to have vanished into thin air without any significant trail of eyewitness accounts outside the banks. Throughout his 16 consecutive bank robberies (eleven in San Diego County) there were various unknowns left in his wake, leaving frustration at every turn.

Sifting through reams of gathered evidence, investigators are getting a glimpse of his behavior and patterns. In almost every robbery committed, the Geezer wore some sort of head wear, such as a baseball cap. He usually wears a sports jacket and slacks; however, he once wore a blue jogging outfit, complete with white tennis shoes, and white baseball cap. On November 12, 2010 in Bakersfield, California, he robbed the Bank of America sporting a white fedora with a contrasting black hat band, wearing his usual plastic gloves.

It is fascinating that some tellers are still convinced that he is, indeed, an old man. But then, again, something very critical surfaced from a very attentive bank teller at a Bank of America branch, in Bakersfield, who remained calm and extremely well-focused on his facial details, despite the traumatic ordeal. The bank teller told FBI agents that she was absolutely, 100% positive – that the Geezer Bandit was wearing some sort of very high-quality mask. Investigating further, the FBI has gathered various statements from other witnesses that seem to corroborate the mask theory. “Something didn’t look normal, it wasn’t a normal face,” was one deposition statement. Another bank clerk told of his most frightening ultimatum: “He came in, requested money and passed a note and said, ‘If you don’t obey, I will

murder you and everyone else in the bank.’” GEEZER’S CULT-LIKE FOLLOWING PROVED DISTURBING TO MAINSTREAM AMERICANS & LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Despite his notoriety as a dangerous criminal who seemed to have no regard for human life, some pockets of society saw him as a rebellious cult hero to the point where various Geezer Bandit photos were imprinted on gifts, such as T-shirts, and sold on the internet with various slogans such as: “Geezer Bandit for President,” to “I Love the Geezer Bandit,” and “My Heroes Have Always Been Outlaws,” to give just a few examples. On Facebook, the Geezer Bandit’s following surged to 6,000 fans and continued burgeoning before finding new interests on different worldwide social media sites. Such a following for a dangerous criminal seemed puzzling and even disturbing to many social scientists. Such expressions of support for the Geezer Bandit have, of course, created a backlash from the general, mainstream public, as well as law enforcement officials. “It’s really pretty dumb,” FBI Agent Keith Slotter stated at the time. ”He’s extremely threatening. He’s had a weapon in most of his robberies. So this is no laughing matter.”

One teller who was robbed by the Geezer Bandit expressed her feeling, “There’s nothing funny about it, at all. He’s a very mean, despicable man who has no regard for who he points his gun at.” And on America’s Most Wanted television show, allegedly, one of the bank tellers who had direct contact with the Geezer Bandit bluntly said she was given a note that read, “Give me $50,000 or I will murder you.” As can be expected, the Geezer has had several copycat bank robbers who were, initially, suspected of being San Diego’s infamous Geezer Bandit. However, when the FBI’s forensic scientists and other highly-trained experts view the facts, they quickly weeded them out as imitators.

PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR STUDIED. Pattern-wise, of all the 16 banks the Geezer Bandit has held up, all but five were in San Diego County. Of these banks, he has robbed Bank of America the most (7 robberies, different branches), with U.S. Bank second (4 robberies, different branches). The banks in San Diego County that he has successfully robbed extend from: Santee, San Diego, La Jolla, Poway, Vista, and Rancho Santa Fe. The farthest north he has traveled outside of San Diego County to rob a bank is at Morro Bay, California (344.8 miles north of San Diego proper). Of the various San Diego County cities, he has robbed La Jolla the most (3 times,

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Help for Loved Ones

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is one of the most effective tools available for treating severely mentally ill persons. Legislation known as Laura’s Law was introduced in 2001 by Assemblymember Helen Thomson (D – Davis) in an effort to make AOT available throughout California. My subsequent legislation, AB 59, extended the sunset date an additional 5 years.

Laura’s Law allows court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for mentally ill patients in participating counties. It is aimed at individuals who are at risk of danger to themselves and others with the goal of helping mentally ill individuals return to productive lives, while also improving public safety. The law is named after Laura Wilcox, a 19-year-old college student/volunteer who was fatally shot along with two others at a Nevada County mental health clinic by a mentally ill individual who was being treated sporadically at the facility. His family had unsuccessfully tried to require that he receive regular treatments, but under laws existing at that time he could not be compelled to participate. Laura’s Law changed that bringing more treatment options to counties. Seventeen counties, including Nevada, Los Angeles, Orange and

San Diego, have adopted Laura’s Law. And it’s been very successful. In Nevada County where the law was first implemented, hospitalization was reduced by 46%, incarceration by 65% and homelessness by 61%. In Los Angeles County, incarceration was reduced by 78% and hospitalization by 86%. Here in San Diego County, just threatening to invoke Laura’s Law has resulted in dozens of patients voluntarily agreeing to treatment. Laura’s Law has saved lives and millions of taxpayer dollars in participating counties.

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I will continue to work on bipartisan solutions that address mental health and public safety issues facing our state and region. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

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Jim Desmond

Veterans Forum

The County of San Diego is home to the nation’s largest concentration of military personal, with over onethird of county residents connected to the military. As of 2018, there are 143,000 active duty service members and over 241,000 veterans who reside in San Diego County. As a U.S. Navy Veteran, I understand the importance of providing services to folks when they return home from military duty. This is why we have created a Veterans Forum that I encourage everyone to attend.

We are partnering with Cal State University San Marcos and the Veteran Crisis Outreach Initiative for an upcoming forum around Veteran Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness. The Power of a Story: Building Resiliency for Veterans through Community and Conversation will take place September 23 at 5:00pm on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos. The goal of our forum is to produce a safe and supportive space for a panel of veterans to share their stories of trauma, mental health, suicide, resiliency, and growth as it relates to military service and transition to

better inform and equip attendees and others around their interactions with Veterans who struggle with mental health related issues and conditions.

Tickets are free to veterans and ten dollars for community members. You can get them at: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-powerof-a-story-tickets-67792506211 I look forward to seeing everyone and coming together to help our heroes as they return home.

To contact

North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov


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3 different banks). Region-wise, within San Diego County, the Geezer Bandit favored cities north of San Diego proper, such as: La Jolla, Carmel Mountain, Rancho Santa Fe, Vista, and Poway, hitting these areas seven out of his sixteen total holdups.

According to Dr. Jack Hamlin of National University at La Jolla, California, who has taught courses in Law and Homeland Security: “We have an expression in law enforcement – we only catch the dumb ones.” According to Hamlin, a world-renowned professional criminal profiler, the Geezer Bandit was one of the very best at robbing banks, well-calculated with near perfection. Hamlin has been quoted by the media as assessing San Diego’s Geezer Bandit as someone who carefully plans his robberies: “These robberies were never random.” According to Hamlin, the Geezer figured-out and knew far in advance when bank security was low, and the best time and even best day to make his hit. Hamlin says the Geezer even knew when there would be the most cash on hand at the bank. Many have speculated the wild theory that the Geezer Bandit, with his expert execution and getaways, may have had some law enforcement background. It is a notion which Dr. Jack Hamlin responds with circumspection: “It’s certainly somebody that understands how things work.” It is truly amazing how an (alleged) senior citizen was able to successfully rob 16 consecutive banks in broad daylight (in the company of other customers), exit the banks each time and then, suddenly and successfully, disappear -- even after the explosion and concussion of a bank dye-pack, which was witnessed by spectators outside the Bank of America Bank at San Luis Obispo. (This surveillance video can still be viewed on YouTube today which clearly shows at least two spectators walking in the direction of the Geezer Bandit and watching the entire bank dye explosion-event unfold – relatively close -- in addition to passing motorist(s) at the scene near the corner of Higuera and Rosa Street.)

THEORIES AS TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GEEZER BANDIT AFTER HIS LAST ROBBERY. The entire legacy of the Geezer Bandit continues to spark curiosity and speculation as to what may have happened to him since he was almost captured at San Luis Obispo. From that day onward, his bank robberies stopped, altogether. Many theories have surfaced. Could he have died? That’s certainly possible. Could he still be robbing banks under a different disguise and in a different city or state? Likewise, that is also possible. Or, he may already be in jail or prison for a variety of unrelated charges that don’t link him as the Geezer Bandit.

What is intriguing is that many people actually know the Geezer Bandit, or at least know the person behind that title. The Geezer obviously was not hatched from an egg, so he has some family, perhaps even an ex-spouse, and acquaintances, people who were once employed with him, went to school with him, perhaps in another state, perhaps here. And in regards to San Diego County, countless people had non-criminal interactions with him – they just didn’t know he was a fugitive, still at large. He obviously shops for groceries, has neighbors, and acquaintances who acknowledge him, even today, with perhaps a “Hi” or “How’s it going?” salutation. Whether he wears a face mask or other form of disguise, it seems probable that the Geezer Bandit may not really look like all those very clear photos of him that have been captured by all those bank surveillance cameras. Because if he does look exactly as portrayed in those security camera photos, then it would be almost certain that a close friend, ex-coworker, grocery store clerk, neighbor – someone – would recognize his distinctive face. It seems most odd that the countless people that he may interact with, daily, do not recognize or become suspicious of any similarity that would initiate a call to police. Even investigators on the case are bewildered at how this can be so. Former San Diego FBI Special Agent, Darrell Foxworth, commented on this: “Look at his physical characteristics, his clothing, his posture, the way he walks. All we need is that one phone call to provide the last piece of the puzzle to this case.” It is unfathomable how such an individual who, obviously, has ties to the community, somewhere, cannot be recognized by the general public (despite any silicon mask, he may have worn). As ex-FBI Special Agent, Foxworth, phrased it at the time: “We strongly believe that there’s someone out there that knows this guy, and they just haven’t called yet.”

You never know, after publication of this week-long cover story, that one crucial phone call which solves the case, might just make its way to the FBI offices here in San Diego. Now, wouldn’t that be something? Any such leads in this case can be made to the San Diego FBI Offices at (858) 320-8302.

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

‘The Fox’ Had the British on the Run

During the Revolutionary War, the British were perplexed and confused by a new style of combat: guerilla warfare. At the heart of what the British called “ungentlemanly” combat was South Carolinian farmerturned-military officer Francis Marion.

Serving with the Continental Army as a South Carolina militia officer, he was a persistent adversary of the British in and around his southern colony. He is considered the father of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. He is known in history as the “Swamp Fox.”

In 1775, Marion was commissioned a captain in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment under the command of William Moultrie. He rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and became known for his leadership abilities. Marion was sent to join the command of Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates just before the Battle of Camden. Gates was less than impressed and promptly sent Marion the of command take to Williamsburg militia in Virginia.

Thinking Marion would be kept out of the way, Gates assigned him to scouting missions. Marion showed himself to be an able leader of irregular militiamen and ruthless tactics in terrorizing of British loyalists.

Washington’s George Unlike Continental troops, “Marion's Men,” as they were known, served without pay, supplied their own horses, arms and often their food.

Marion rarely committed his men to a frontal attack style of warfare, but repeatedly surprised larger bodies of Loyalists or British regulars with quick surprise attacks and equally quick withdrawal from the field. In other words, his tactics were ambush-style “hit and run,” befuddling the British.

The Author, Friedrich Gomez. This is his 139th cover story for The Paper!

The British especially hated Marion and made repeated efforts to neutralize his force, but Marion's intelligence-gathering was excellent, whereas that of the British was poor,

due to the overwhelming patriot loyalty of the populace in the Williamsburg area.

In November 1780, the British had their own “head-hunter” in Col. Banastre Tarleton, who was sent to capture or kill Marion. Tarleton found it no easy task in finding the "old swamp fox." Marion eluded him by traveling along swamp paths. It was Tarleton who gave Marion the moniker when, after unsuccessfully pursuing Marion's troops for over 26 miles through a swamp. Tarleton gave up and swore "… as for this damned old fox, the Devil himself could not catch him." Once Marion had shown his ability at guerrilla warfare, making himself a serious nuisance to the British, South Carolina Gov. John Rutledge commissioned him a brigadier general of his state’s militia.

In January 1782, Marion left the fighting when he was elected to a new South Carolina State Assembly. Later that year, the British withdrew their garrison from Charleston and the Revolutionary War was brought to an end by the Treaty of Paris. Marion is one of those characters in history who is surrounded by controversy. Many of his exploits have been exaggerated. His modern-day legend was helped along by a popular 1959 Walt Disney TV series, “The Swamp Fox,” starring well-known character actor Leslie Nielsen. In 2000, actor Mel Gibson starred in “The Patriot,” whose lead character was based on Marion’s Revolutionary War legend. Around the time of “The Patriot('s)” release, comments in the British press challenged the American notion of Francis Marion as a hero. British author Neil Norman called Francis Marion "a thoroughly unpleasant dude who was basically, a terrorist.”

British historian Christopher Hibbert described Marion as being "... not at all the sort of chap who should be celebrated as a hero. The truth is that people like Marion committed atrocities as bad, if not worse, than those perpetrated by the British." Was Hibbert’s commentary an attempt to rewrite American-British history? Probably, but some aspects are bound to be true. Was Francis Marion a slave owner? Was he a determined and dangerous warrior? Did he commit acts in an 18th-century war that we would consider atrocious in the current world of peace and political correctness?

For his part, Disney brought alive U.S. history each week on his Sunday evening family show “The Wonderful World of Disney.” In addition to Marion’s story, that of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Confederate Civil War leader John “Grey Ghost” Moseby and many others were brought to life. Sadly, today’s history classes at any and all grade levels mention little, if any of these and other famous historical members who had fascinating stories to tell.

When studying the legend of “The Swamp Fox,” and other historical characters, consider the words of famed film director John Ford: “If given the choice between filming truth or legend, choose the legend, it’s always more interesting.”


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gonna do?” “Come back PLEASE.” “I promise to be good” (not knowing what he did wrong.) For days, the dogs keeps looking out of his county cage waiting for the family to return so he can run and play “fetch the ball” and “tug of war”. But in the majority of the cases, the wait is futile until after a month or so, they come to take him to the euthanasia room.

six along with Assemblymember Marie Waldron, on Page 11 you’ll find four of North County’s top Mayors, Mayor Rebecca Jones of San Marcos, Mayor Paul McNamara of Escondido, Mayor Judy Ritter of Vista and Mayor Peter Weiss of Oceanside.

These elected officials maintain contact with their constituents (you) through their weekly columns in The Paper.

INTERESTED IN HELPING JEB? If you are interested in helping out with Jeb, please call Bruce at 760-612-9156 or email at bgkrider@gmail.com. He needs a family to love him for a little while. He needs exercise (walks) a couple times a day and lots of love. (All expenses will be handled by the Puppy Coalition.) ••••• Congrats to Governor Tim Cunning:

Long time pal, Tim Cunning, was recently elected to the position of Governor of the CAL-NEV-HA District - the three state district of Kiwanis. Tim was a member of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido, then moved on to head up the KYDS Club of Kiwanis, (Kiwanis Youth Development and Support Club of North San Diego).has served as Distinguieshed Lt. Governor for CalNevHa, has served as Trusee for Region 2 - and now, will serve as Governor for the District. Quite a list of accomplishments for someone who only joined Kiwanis in 2008.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

••••• A couple months ago I mentioned I had changed pool services and I stated how pleased I was with the new pool service we had retained, MurrElls Services. You’ll find their ad weekly in the Mighty Mojo Page on Page 14. My pool has never been so sparlking clean as since MurrElls Services took over the pool service. They are on time, neat, top professionals. If you’re looking for a pool service, I highly recommend them. This is what to look for:

Tim is married to Marie, they have two children Morgan, a graduate from New York University in Dramatic Writing and who now seeks to break into the film and tv industry in Los Angeles - a son, Andrew, a student at Rutgers.

As Governor, Tim Cunning hopes to instill positive leadership traits, including leading by example, increase membership by improving club meetings to be “the best show in town,” and to support and seek support for Service Leadership Programs. Marie Cunning, the First Lady, wants to focus on “Serving the Children of the World,”supported, in part, by the Youth Service Award. ••••• Very proud to add 5th District Supervisror, Jim Desmond, to our panel of distinguished columnists appearing each week in The Paper.

You’ll find his weekly column on page

••••• Spent half a day with good friend, Arie DeJong, who is recovering from knee replacement surgery. I was barely able to keep up with him. Arie is a go-go-go guy and a little thing like replacing a knee doesn’t slow him down much, He gave me a personal tour of Diamond Environmental, located in San Marcos. Amazing how well organized that business is! A fleet of tankers and other trucks, all lined up, ready for service a fabrication shop, storage facilities, RV Storage, corporate office headquarters and a staff that seem to wear perpetual smiles. Met Arie’s son, Erik DeJong, who runs Diamond Environmental; handsome and personable young man. Of course, meeting up with Arie DeJong has an added bonus. I get a chance to say hello and visit with Arie’s lovely wife, Anneke, another proud immigrant from their native Holland. •••••

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and more. During the tournament, guests will also have the opportunity to honor their military heroes for all guests to see; ask for details. Following the tournament, golfers are invited to attend the 20th Hole with entertainment followed by a 4:30pm dinner and wine tasting event banquet, live auction, awards and prizes. For more information about the tournament, golfer registration, sponsoring the event, etc., visit www.voasw.org.

DAR Chapter to Celebrate Constitution Week - September 17-23, 2019, is Constitution Week throughout the United States. As we celebrate this marvelous piece of writing, which has held up for 232 years, give thanks for those men and women who worked so hard to gain our independence. Our job is work even harder to maintain the foundations on which this

great country was founded. The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), invite you to celebrate national Bells Across America at 1:00pm on September 17th. Pick up a bell, step outside, ring it loudly. Let the sounds of freedom echo throughout our nation.

North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to Meet – Members are happy to be starting our unit back up for the 2019-20 year. If you have a heart to serve children, then you should come check out the North County Auxiliary Unit and see all we do for the children at Rady Children’s Hospital. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month; our first meeting of our new year will be September 18th, at St. Petra’s Serbian Orthodox church located at 1854 Knob Hill Road, San Marcos. We have a social meet and greet starting at 9:30am and the meeting

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begins at 10:00am. We are a group of ladies of various ages and abilities all working together while having fun and helping the children of Rady Children’s Hospital. We welcome anyone who wants to help make a difference. If you need further information, please contact Margie at 951.662.8002 or MLcartwright30@gmail.com.

San Diego Humane Society Behavior and Training Tips - Back to School Boredom; "Back to School" may be music to a parent's ears, but it can mean a tough adjustment for our pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home. When pets get bored they can exhibit destructive, anti-social or anxious behaviors. Though toys can’t replace human contact and socialization, there are many things you can do to help keep your pets happy while the kids go back to school: Enrichment items for dogs: Stuffed Toys: Fill toys with high-value treats, small amounts of cheese, dog food, etc. These can be made up ahead of time and put in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. Hiding Food/Treats/Toys: You can hide treats and toys around the pet’s environment for them to find. PositiveReinforcement Training: Encouraging your dog to work and think for their treats is a fun activity for both you and your pet! Enrichment items for cats: Window Perches: Allow your cat access to a perch in front of a window so they can watch the outside world. Bags/Decorated Boxes: Cats are curious creatures and love exploring paper bags and boxes. You can make boxes more interesting by attaching, pipe cleaners, cat toys, etc. Just be sure to cut off handles on bags to ensure your cats don’t get caught. Streamers/Ribbons: Attach or hang strips to fans/vents. They can provide loads of entertainment for our feline friends. (Supervise cats when playing with streamers or ribbons to ensure

they do not choke, swallow or get tangled in them.) Hiding/Quiet Napping Areas: Cats also enjoy quiet time and need a place to hide and recharge. Cat trees and places for them to hide and relax are essential to a cat’s well-being. San Diego Humane Society’s certified trainers are always available! Call our Behavior Helpline for any behavior-related questions regarding your pet(s): 619.299.7012, ext. 2244. The Humane Society has numerous training classes each month for puppies, kittens and dogs, such as Puppy Play Groups; Puppy Preschool; Kitten Kindergarten; and for Dogs: Marvelous Manners (Level 1), Superb Skills (Level 2), Canine Good Citizen Class, Canine Nose Work, various classes. Contact any of the campuses for information.

Contemporary Women Dnate Lap Blankets to Local Veterans - GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) is committed to honoring our nation’s heroes. To show these heroes that their dedication and sacrifice is appreciated, members created beautiful handmade lap blankets that were delivered to the Oceanside VA Medical Center. Visit www.cwonc.org.

Escondido Campus, 2500 Burnet Drive, Escondido 92027; San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego 92110; Oceanside Campus (dogs) 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside 92058, and Oceanside Campus (cats, small animals), 572 Airport Road, Oceanside 92058. Call 619.299.7012.

San Marcos Rotary Club to Hold Charity Golf Tournament - The Rotary Club of San Marcos is holding a charity golf tournament at the beautiful Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos on Tuesday, October 8th, with a 1:30pm shotgun start. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos and Rotary charity projects. Cost is $150 per player, but if you register a foursome before September 17th, it is only $125 each. Included is the use of the driving range, lunch, tee package, golf and dinner. A silent auction and raffle with great prizes will also take place. Registration is still being accepted however space is limited. Sign up online for players, sponsorships, cash/item contributions. Visit www.sanmarcosrotarygolf.org. Call 760-518-2035 or hmalan54@gmail.com for more information.

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) holds a quarterly “SewIn” at the San Marcos Community Center. Members bring their scissors and sewing machines and the latest project was creating 60 teddy bears that will be donated to the Vista Community Clinic. The clinic is able to set up a safety net for children who otherwise would go without the medical care they need, or end up in a hospital emergency room. Visit www.cwonc.org, www.cfwc.org, or www.gfwc.org.

Members of Contemporary Women of North County Arthur Harris, VA Medical Center, Oceanside Vista Friends and Newcomers Meeting The Vista Friends and Newcomers will hold their first membership meeting of the fall on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30am at Pegah’s Kitchen, 945 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vista. The program will be an exhibition on quilting and an exhibition on jewelry making by two of our talented members. This is a breakfast meeting, so one must purchase breakfast. Come learn what the Vista Friends is all about and have an enjoyable morning meeting new friends. Questions, call 760-758-4120.

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NASA Collectibles

Recently, the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11, (July 20, 1969) and Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon brought back some really cool memories. At that time, many of us talked at school about the latest space adventures. I memorized the names of the astronauts as if I was reciting the names of U.S. presidents in history. Americans took President’s Kennedy’s word literally when he said that the United States would land a man on the moon by the end of the 1970s. Growing up in St. Louis, I kept especially close tabs on the space race, because Alan Shepard, one of the original astronauts, was also from the St. Louis area. And the Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin did fulfill President Kennedy’s prophecy with the most famous space mission ever, culminating on July 20, 1969, as Neil Armstrong set forth on the moon.

But Armstrong was not alone on the moon. Other items touched the surface of the moon as well. And collectors were quick to pick up on that. Neil Armstrong even brought flags to the moon, but not on it. Astronaut Wally Schirra’s college class ring flew with him into space. Buzz Aldrin’s gloves were inside his spacesuit when he landed on the

moon.

And then of course there was a zippered bag containing moon dust, which was stamped with the words “Lunar Sample Return”. Armstrong had packed the bag with moon rocks.

Armstrong’s bag of rocks set forth a controversy, as NASA accidentally sold the bag to a private collector in 2014. Due to an error in the NASA system, the bag was confused with another space bag from a later lunar landing. It was sold for $995 at an auction. Ironically, the winning bidder knew that the bag of rocks had been used during a space flight, but was unsure as to which one. NASA officials refused to return the bag to her, claiming that the rocks “belong to the American people”. And the controversy escalated. The Federal judge ruled in favor of the lady who had bought the bag. The judge said that the bag should never have been put up for auction, but he had no authority to reverse the transaction. NASA returned the bag of rocks in 2017 to the high bidder. The judge’s decision opened the door for other space items to be sold at auction. And there were many. Keep in mind that each of the following items had something to do with the moon expeditions. The winning bids of the items may surprise you.

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$275,000 – A flag that traveled with Armstrong to the moon. $275,000 – A piece of the Wright Flyer airplane that traveled with Armstrong to the moon. $275,000 – A medal honoring the three astronauts who died in the 1967 Apollo I fire. $109,000 – A flight suit worn during the Gemini space program by Armstrong. $18,950 – An envelope signed by the three Apollo 11 crew members that they took to the moon.

And my personal favorite item went for $11,875. That is of a Newsweek magazine with Armstrong on the cover and was delivered to his house. It still includes the address label. NASA collectibles were everywhere, and included signed posters, signed baseballs, shot glasses, buttons, keychains, and even mugs. Kids growing up at that time could not get enough. Space missions captivated the public. Most space collectibles are affordable. For example, a NASA patch was first introduced in 1959. There are now a variety of patches, including ones associated with the flights of Mercury, Gemini, Skylab, and Apollo. Lunar meteorites are also available, which means that they originated on the moon. They can be purchased for about $100 or so.

right place at the right time. In the 1970s he bought a box of 2-inch reel-to-reel tapes at a government surplus sale. He bought the tapes for $218. He later discovered that he was the sole owner of the original Apollo 11 film footage. He had originally not known what he had bought, and had planned to sell the box of tapes to television studios for recording use. Then his father noticed that three tapes were labeled “Apollo 11 EVA”, and dated July 20, 1969. Then Gary George knew he had some valuable items. He held onto the tapes for another ten years. Then he approached Sotheby’s auction house. The rest is, what they say, history. Literally. The reel-to-reels were auctioned for a whopping $1.8 million.

As a Frank Sinatra fan, I wonder if his rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon” was played by the Apollo 11 crew. My mind is only space wandering. That’s all, my friend. Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at info@jefffigler.com or at 877-4723087.

And then, of course, there is the story of Gary George. George was a former NASA intern who was at the

The Pastor Says...

now, when I hear that only the stupid work, I wonder about my past and future. Is this the world I now live in?

My upbringing was with the Bible, where one of the very first commandments was to “til the garden.” In other words, it was to work. Genesis 2:10

Pastor Richard Huls (Retired)

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Cottontail is an 8-year-old cat looking for a new home. With her beautiful green eyes and adorable pink nose, she’s sure to make you swoon! She doesn’t like to be picked up, but she will gladly accept pets once she gets to know you. She also loves playing with mice and wand toys. Cottontail would be happiest as your only pet. If this sweetheart sounds like the kitty for you, come and meet her today! Her adoption fee includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst. Cottontail is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.

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“Only stupid people work”. These words came from the mouth of an able-bodied twenty-three year old, who lives off anyone who will provide for him. Another comment made by an eighteen year old was “I don’t believe in work.” From what I hear on the street, this seems to be the attitude of the younger generation, though I hope it is not true. However, it is these comments that inspire me to write in relation to Labor Day. While The Paper has already featured an article, I would like to add my comments

“I was born to work,” could well be my motto. Born and reared on a farm in Michigan, it seemed that there was nothing but work from sunrise to sunset most of the year. I never knew what a vacation was, only an occasional trip to the village ice-cream parlor, church on Sunday, and, when lucky, a couple of hours of fishing on a local lake. So

When I reflect on this word, work, and its implications, it seems that God intended to give purpose and value in working. Of course, there are many approaches to work as well as questions. Is work a privilege? Is it an opportunity? Is it necessary? Is it a mandate, a duty, even a commandment? Is it only for survival? I have read that eighty percent of the people, who go to work each day, hate it. I wonder why? For many to whom I minister – the retired, incarcerated, and handicapped often tell me that they wished they had something to do, They want to feel useful, wanted, even creative. There seems to be a spiritual longing to act on that first commandment, “to til.” This is best summed up by a poet and song writer, Maltbie Babcock, in his poem, (Be Strong,) “We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle---face it; ‘tis God’s gift.” Dial-a-Prayer is a daily service for inspiration, counsel, and reflection: 760-746-6611.


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September 05, 2019

A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

Future San Marcos Leaders Learn How to Protect the Environment at Jack’s Pond Every school year, hundreds of students take field trips to Jack’s Pond Nature Center to learn about our local ecosystem—and the important role they play in preserving it. This year, even more students from all types of economic backgrounds will be able to participate thanks to sponsorships from Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation (Friends of San Marcos).

The nonprofit group is sponsoring field trips for field trips for all seven Title 1 schools in San Marcos, where at least 40 percent of students come from low-income homes. What’s more, the Vallecitos Water District has agreed to sponsor the cost of bus transportation, meaning all the schools can now participate with zero cost.

The field trips teach our community’s future leaders how they can help protect our City’s natural resources.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,

1)

While we have a lot going on, I want to share with you my top three priorities or what might be called - things that keep you up at night.

Housing. We don’t have enough houses (units) in the region and a million more people streaming in during the next 30 years. Finding the right balance of workforce housing, affordable housing, high end housing that attracts business and not overdeveloping and being good stewards of the environment is not trivial. 2) Traffic. Our public transportation system is inadequate and won’t be what it needs to be for generations. In the interim, building enough roads to keep the traffic moving so we are not putting excessive GHG into the air but at the same time not keeping digging the hole you are in. Remember, if you are stuck in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging. 3) Budget. Along with other cities, over the years a deficit was created that Sacramento now wants paid. It is roughly 10% of our operational budget each year for about 18 years. The cuts needed to make up the difference would put the city in a downward spiral. I will talk about these over the next few weeks. Don’t worry we still have a lot of good news stuff going on. Semper Fi, Mac, Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

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all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K. ' And God did not let Jesus stay in the grave, but raised him from the dead

'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important. ' 'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of

them is on duty all the time. '

'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there 's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!

Don 't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway. 'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can 't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He 's around you when you 're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids. '

'But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases. And...that 's why I believe in God.' ••••• Today, in the cutest voice, my 6-

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Vista Residents Join in Annual Coastal Cleanup Efforts Join the City of Vista in the I Love a Clean San Diego's Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept 21 from 9 AM to Noon by picking up trash along Buena Creek.

The creek runs along Sycamore Avenue and Shadowridge Drive.

Vista’s site is one of the 100+ cleanup sites countywide. Individuals, families, school groups, scout troops and many others are invited to join the cleanup day to improve the health and beauty of San Diego County’s natural environment, including in Vista!

Thank you to our many volunteers who have participated in previous cleanup efforts and we welcome new volunteers! Join us this year for another successful cleanup and be part of this international event. We hope to see you there. Register for the Vista cleanup online on San Diego County's Coastal Cleanup Day website at ILACSD.org.

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

International Overdose Awareness

The City of Oceanside and communities around the world are coming together to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.

Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s most recent World Annual Drug Report, 585,000 people around the world died as a result of drug use in 2017.

By remembering those who have died, we stand together to say that more needs to be done to end overdose in our community. Overdose can affect anybody and the people who overdose are our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters – they are loved and they are missed.

No family should ever have to go through the pain of losing a loved one because of overdose. year-old granddaughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?"

Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said. ••••• No matter how big a hammer you use, you can't pound common sense into stupid people. ••••• Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment, The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our

environment for future generations."

The older lady said that she was right; our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our

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verify our SS number and birth date or they’ll cancel our retirement payments. These are all “social engineering” exploits aimed at stealing our money. Almost all are from outside the USA where our laws can’t touch them.

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For the next few months we will be publishing a column in THE PAPER on only the first and third weeks of each month. Right now we have to put more time and energy into Internet marketing.

Today it seems that small business and home PCs are under attack from all sides. While corporations, schools and governments employ professional ITs to protect their systems, we have only each other. Unwanted ads block our screens, messages and phone calls from “Microsoft” warn us of impending disaster. We’re bombarded with phony alerts about our bank, email service, credit card, merchant account, taxes and utilities. Someone needs our bank account number so they can send us a refund. The government needs to

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books on the brown paper bags.

But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days.

Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.

To make things even worse, television, radio and the Internet echo with paid advertisements from companies that prey upon our justifiable paranoia by offering a panacea of legitimate, but largely ineffective, services that they claim will protect us from evil, for a price!

It has been said that the weakest and most vulnerable component in any PC’s security system sits between the chair and the keyboard. That’s right, it’s us. Today we’ll pass on some excellent advice from our favorite celebrity “Geek,” Leo Laporte, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Tech Guy.” These are easy and practical things we can do to enhance our chances of prevailing over the forces of evil.

date. P: PHONE & PC. Turn on 2 factor authentication for your mobile devices. D: DOWNLOAD. Download only from reliable sources, not pop-ups or links. Go directly to the site. A: ADMIN. Don’t run as an Administrator, run as a limited or standard user. T: TURN OFF. Turn off the computer when not in use. If it's off, it can't get infected. E: ENCRYPT. For phone and mobile devices use encryption to ensure your files against theft. B: BACK-UP. There are many methods. Pick one that works for your needs and ensures your data. In addition we recommend downloading Adblock Plus (adblockplus.org).

This free application will help keep those pesky ads from blocking your screen. Your mother told you to never take candy from a stranger, right? Well today mom would tell you that any stranger who contacts you by phone or Internet offering to help you with anything at all is a low down, thieving dirt-bag and probably in league with Satan himself. Don’t fall for it.

If you are one of the 40% of PC users still using Windows 7, sometime between now and January 2020 you will want to consider an upgrade to Windows 10. The Computer Factory is definitely the place to have it done. Check out this week’s ad for our Notebook special

Leo boasts that he hasn’t installed antivirus software on his PCs in years. “You don’t need to pay for “malware” protection software.” Leo recommends using the free “malware” protection that Microsoft includes in every Windows OS (operating system), Security Essentials for Windows7 and Windows Defender for Windows8/8.1 and 10. Leo also recommends activating the preinstalled Microsoft Firewall. In addition to the above protection here are the practices Leo employs to stay malware free.

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When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.

We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

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/s/Gwendolyn C. Snow, Secretary Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/9/2019 8/22, 8/29, 9/05 & 9/12/2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2019-00040898-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Maria Lariza Perez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing

names as follows: Present names: Maria Lariza Perez and

Maria Raquel Navarro, respectively, to Proposed Names

Lariza Perez and Raquel Navarro, respectively. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall

appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name

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.

at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspa-

News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd,

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/19/2019

The name of the business, Drewski Woo, Drewski

business

per of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos

First day of business n/a.

#2019-9020003

This

92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published

Escndido, Ca. 92026

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

STATEMENT

San Marcos, Ca. 92069

The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA.

This business is conducted by an individual.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

518 Golf Glen Dr.

Date: September 24, 2019 8:30 a.m., Department 23.

First day of business 7/15/2019 /s/Richard Leslie Palmer

SnowFox Enterprises, Inc.

NOTICE OF HEARING:

Ca. 92026.

22243 Crestline Rd.

This business is registered by:

before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at

located at 1146 Nordahl Road, Escondido,

This business is registered by:

Suite B-1, Vista, CA. 92081.

includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days

The name of the business, Two Rivers,

Richard Leslie Palmer

Systems, located at 2420 Grand Avenue,

changes described above must file a written objection that

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted by an individual.

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

#2019-9020912 of

the

business,

Knight

Consulting, located at 118 Chesapeake Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92069.

STATEMENT #2019-9020490 The name of the business, Carefully Crafted Words, located at 1288 Via Portovecchio, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Barbara D. Tooker 1288 Via Porovecchio San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/20/19. /s/Barbara D. Tooker

9/5, 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017647

Arthur D. Kaliel

The

1255 Stratford Court

Engineering, located at 415 N. Santa Fe

San Marcos, CA. 92078

Ave., Vista, CA. 92084.

This business is conducted by an individual.

This business is registered by:

First day of business 6/1/92.

Muna Jalal Rahman

name

of

the

business,

APECO

/s/Arthur D. Kaliel

415 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Vista, Ca. 92084

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/22/2019

This

9/5, 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26/2019

individual.

This business is registered by: Randall Keith Knight 118 Chesapeake Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

First day of business 6/15/2008.

business

is

conducted

by

an

First day of business 7/17/19.. /s/Muna Jalal Rahman

#2019-9020681

Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

/s/Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.,

The name of the business, Fruttos Yogurt,

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/17/2019

County

located at 347 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA.

7/25, 8/01, 8/08 & 8/15/2019

/s/ Randall Keith Knight

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on

8/26/2019

92083.

9/5, 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26/19

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9020329 The name of the business, DK Tea Group, DK Tea Group, dba Ding Tea, located at 6 Creekside Drive, Suite 500/550 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Giang Truong Nguyen 831 Wild Iris Court, San Marcos, CA. 92078 Diem Thuy Ngoc Dang 805 Via Bahia San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/Giang Truong Nguyen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/19/2019 8/22, 8/29, 9/05 & 9/12/2019 ________

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This business is registered by:

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Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/12/2019

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J&M’s Family Restaurant

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019682 The name of the business, USABF; United States Amateur Baseball Federation, located at 910 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 103, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: The Player Factory, Inc. 910 West San Marcos Blvd., Ste 103 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/6/19. /s/ Joseph Petrucelli, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/09/2019 8/22, 8/29, 9/05& 9/12/2019 ____________

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C. Wang 1427 Alga Ct. Vista, Ca. 92081 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/27/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9017591 The name of the business, Red Rabbit Quilters; Tubit; Cord Caddy, located at 749 W. Bel Esprit Circle, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Shannon Dodson Grant 749 W. Bel Esprit Circle San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Shannon Dodson Grant Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/16/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019344 The name of the business, Jamyson Co. Public Insurance Adjusting Client Trust Account; Jamyson Company Public Insurance Adjusting, located at 2191 El Camino Real #207, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Jamyson M. Villa 2191 El Camino Real #207 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 3/01/09. /s/Jamyson M. Villa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019345 The name of the business, Wolfpack Softball Club ; Jamyson Company, located at 2191 El Camino Real #207, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Jamyson Matthew Villa 2191 El Omlind Rue #207 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/4/19. /s/Jamyson Matthew Villa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/07/2019 9/05, 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9018738 The name of the business, 1 zencouture, located at 1500 Casa Real Ln., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Heather Marie Andrews 1500 Casa Real Ln. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Heather Marie Andrews Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/30/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9020617 The name of the business, San Diego Carpet Cleaning, located at 3222 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Kyle Craig Miller 3222 Linda Vista Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/21/2019. /s/Kyle Craig Miller Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/21/2019 8/29, 9/05, 9/12 & 9/19/2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9020266 The name of the business, Francis Taylor Properties, located at 100 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Francis Taylor, Inc. 2689 Dundee Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 10/1/2013. /s/Edward F. Swauger, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/16/2019 8/22, 8/29, 9/05 & 9/12/2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019744 The name of the business, Gypsys Lashes, located at 723 Foxhall Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Chiloe Estella Meyer 723 Foxhall Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/1/19. /s/Chiloe Estella Meyer Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/12/2019 8/22, 8/29, 9/05 & 9/12/2019.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9020543 The name of the business, Hemmed With Care, located at 1428 Calle Marbella, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Fariba Roshanaei 1428 Calle Marbella Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/20/2019. /s/Fariba Roshanaei Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/20/2019 8/29, 9/05, 9/12 & 9/19/2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9020625 The name of the business, Jordan & Company, located at 2270 Camino Vida Roble, Suite F, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: Deborah Jordan 1123 Bluegrass Road Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 01/01/02 /s/Deborah Jordan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/21/2019 8/29, 9/05, 9/12 & 9/19/2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9018984 The name of the business, CMtwelve Inc.; Starla & Big Guy; Marisa Home, located at 979 Woodland Pkwy, Ste 101-118,, San Marcos, CA 92069 This business is registered by: Marisa Terrell 979 Woodland Pkwy Ste 101-118 San Marcos, CA 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 01/02/2017. /s/Marisa Terrell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/02/2019 8/29, 9/05, 9/12 & 9/19/2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9016981 The name of the business, Low Budget High Style; Flip Your Own Home, located at 30 N. Gould Street, Suite 6920, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801.` This business is registered by: Imaginics, Inc. 30 N. Gould Street, Suite 6920 Sheridan, Wyoming 82801. This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 7/01/19. /s/Frank Jeffrey Barr, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/09/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/05/2019 ____________

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9018380 The name of the business, YogaSix Bay Park, located at 3065-B Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA. This business is registered by: Clairemont Tribe 2 LLC 2647 Gateway Rd #105406 Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 7/18/19. /s/Daniel Castellini, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/26/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019363 The name of the business, Bajamos, located at 243 S. Escondido Blvd., #326, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Ivan G. Lara-Garza 243 S. Escondido Blvd. #326 Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2019. /s/ Ivan G. Lara-Garza /s/Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/07/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9018712 The name of the business, Vetus Pharmaceutical, located at 7220 Trade Street, Suite 300, San Diego, CA. 92121. This business is registered by: Emerabis, Inc. 7220 Trade Street, Suite 300 San Diego, CA. 92121 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael P. Duff, Vice President /s/Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 7/30 /2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9019281 The name of the business, CYO Consullting, located at 2120 Wedgewood Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Christine Yolanda Orosco 2120 Wedgewood Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/5/19. /s/ Christine Yolanda Orosco Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/06/2019 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 & 9/5/2019 ____________

NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)

The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intends to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP19-0012 on September 17, 2019. Project No.: DP19-0012 Applicant(s): Pedro Meyer, Concierge Auto Request: Director’s Permit Renewal to allow for an automobile storage and maintenance facility within an existing 16,210 square foot industrial building in the Light Industrial (L-I) Zone. Environmental Determination: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of San Marcos did find the project Categorically Exempt (EX19028) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 1980 Diamond Street, more particularly described as: Lot 9 of San Marcos Subdivision Map No. 9957, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on December 31, 1980. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 223-300-09-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Jordan Yanke, Assistant Planner by calling 760-7441050 extension 3204 or via email jyanke@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on September 27, 2019). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or ghenderson@sanmarcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, or call 760744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 09/05/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9021069 The name of the business, Gorilya Strength, located at 2128 Thibodo Ct., Vista, Ca. 92081.CA. 92121. This business is registered by: Chris Noel Garcia 11512 Gaucho Place Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/27/19. /s/ Chris Noel Garcia /s/Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/27 /2019 9/5, 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26/19 ____________

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