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September 16, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 37

By Tom Morrow

Writer’s Note: However “dire” you consider things are in our everyday life, government and society in general, things could be worse … and they were throughout the 1930s and half of the 1940s. We should never repeat those days but somehow history has a way of doing just that.

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frenzy during the "Roaring” 1920s caused vast numbers of Americans to feverishly borrow money in order to buy stocks to get rich quick.

Unlike today's stock market, which has stringent federal safeguards brought about by the wild speculation of that earlier era, the boom of the 1920s became unsteady due to the tremendous amount of borrowed money and false optimism. By 1928, stockbrokers had loaned American investors some 800 mil-

lion, but as stock values escalated through that year and into the next, a buying frenzy ensued.

President Herbert Hoover

By October 1929, this tremendous debt caused the market to c r a s h . Investors immediately lost confidence in their stocks. Loans were called in result-

ing in a selling frenzy that caused a complete financial collapse. Those who sold their shares lost everything. Ironically, the few very investors who held onto their stocks eventually regained losses. History shows the U.S. government had been short-sighted in its banking, securities, and economic policies, which contributed greatly to the “Crash of '29.” Government's "hands-off" attitude toward American business resulted in unchecked investing and borrowing. The result was an unstable

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economy, with uneven national wealth. An American “middle class” was barely discernable. By 1930, the United States truly was a "have" and "have-not" nation. Because most of the nation's wealth was in the hands of a few families who hoarded their cash or invested rather than buying American goods, the supply of products became greater than their demand. While some people profited from this strategy, most did not. Inflation set in causing prices to rise to the point most Americans could not afford to buy necessities. Farmers and workers were among the worst hit causing a spiraling economy. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding succeeded Democrat Woodrow Wilson. When Harding suddenly died in 1923, Vice President Calvin Coolidge assumed office until 1929. Hoover, a Republican, took office in 1929. During the Harding and Coolidge administrations, Hoover served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. As president, Hoover would have but a few months of peace and prosperity before the financial bottom dropped and the nation plunged into economic depression. By 1932, other developed nations had followed and the entire world plunged

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

It was 90F+ on Labor Day and a woman was outside working in her garden. Her husband walked up and asked her what they were having for Labor Day dinner.

Irritated by the thought of him sitting in the air conditioned house watching baseball while she labored away on the weeds, she snapped, "I can't believe you're asking me about supper right now! Pretend I'm out of town, go inside and make dinner yourself!" So he went back in the house and fixed himself a big steak, potatoes, garlic bread, and a large iced tea. He carried it out to the deck, sat down in the shade of the umbrella, and began to eat.

His wife walked by just about the time he was finishing up and asked, "Where's my dinner?"

He replied, "Huh? I thought you were

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into economic chaos.

The Great Depression caused Hoover to become a tragic figure in American history. By the time he was elected president in 1928, Hoover was the single most popular man in America and, possibly, the world. He had an unparalleled reputation for public service. Hoover was world renowned as a humanitarian. Born in West Branch, Iowa, Hoover was the son of a Quaker blacksmith. A graduate of Stanford University, he worked in China where he became the leading engineer for an American company. He and his wife, Lou, were caught up in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, where the future American president was credited with saving the lives of hundreds of young Chinese children. This would be but the first episode where Hoover would come to the rescue of humanity.

When the First World War broke out in August 1914, Hoover was in London where the U.S. Consul General asked him for help in getting stranded American tourists in Europe out of harm's way. Hoover formed a rescue committee assisting some 120,000 fellow citizens to escape the dangers of the pending World War I.

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out of town."

•••• Van Gogh was also a fantastic piano player. He learned to play it by •••• I had a happy childhood.

My dad used to put me inside tires and then roll them down the hill.

Those were Goodyears. •••• Reading a book from cover to cover should be a prerequisite to burning it. •••• Some of my best friends are gray. •••• Kim Kardashian makes me long for the days when girls like her were hired to show prizes on game shows and we never had to hear them speak. •••• People often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about the positive things they do, such as this incident involving a biker and a frozen carburetor.

Last January on a bitterly cold winter's day, a North Dakota State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to protect the face from the cold weather. “What’s the matter? asked the Trooper

"Carburetor's frozen," was the terse reply. "Pee on it. That'll thaw it out." "I can't," said the biker.

It’s late night. She’s driving on an empty highway. The radio is playing something lively. She’s heading toward South Carolina. A new life. A new job. A new town. She’s got a lot going for her. She’s fresh out of college, smart, ambitious, she comes from a good family, she’s got all the support she can stand. She’s giddy about her new job. She starts on Monday. She’ll get her own office, good benefits, the whole enchilada. She’s wondering where life is going to take her next, and she’s pure excitement. She doesn’t see the deer jump in front of her. All she hears is the sound of crunching.

It’s over fast. She smashes into a guardrail, her vehicle tumbles a few times. There is blood in her vision, but she’s not hurt—it’s a miracle. Her car is wrecked, she’s stuck in a

"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you."

The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed the carburetor as promised. Moments later the bike started and the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the local State Troopers’ office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcyclist.

It began: "On behalf of my daughter Jill..." •••• Local man struck with rare shrinking disease.

His doctor told him, “You’re just gonna have to be a little patient.” •••• An elderly woman at an ATM asked me to check her balance. So I pushed her over. Yep, she needs a walker. •••• Japanese Sex Japanese couple in an argument over ways of highly erotic sex.... Husband: Sukitaki. Wife replies: Kowanini! Husband says: Toka a anji rodi roumi yakoo! Wife on her knees literally begging: Mimi nakoundinda tinkouji! Husband replies angrily: Na miaou kina tim kouji!. ...V... ...V... ...V... ...V... And you sit here reading this crap as if you understand

ditch, but she’s alive with no broken bones. She tries to crawl out of the vehicle, but the door is jammed. That’s when she hears something. Footsteps in the brush. A man crawls into her vehicle through the shattered windshield. He pulls her free. Her new friend says, “You’re gonna be alright.” It’s dark. They hike toward the highway to flag a car down. When she gets to the road, the man is gone. Here’s another:

Bill has cancer. It started as a skin problem on his back. It grew fast. It spread. Doctors operate and cut it out.

After the invasive procedure, he lies on a hospital bed, subjected to lethal

Japanese!

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Unbelievable!

I knew that anything on SEX would grab you......! •••• Darqueeze played high school football in Detroit. He was a great running back,but a really poor student. At graduation, he didn't have enough credits. But he was a great football star,and the students held a rally and demanded the principal give him a diploma anyway. They were so insistent that the principal agreed that if Darqueeze could answer one question correctly he would give him a diploma.

The one question test was held in the auditorium and all the students packed the place. It was standing room only.

The principal was on the stage and told him to come up. Diploma in hand, the principal said: "Darqueeze, if you can answer this one question correctly,I'll give you your diploma."

"Darqueeze, how much is three times seven?? The other students began chanting, "Graduate him anyway! Graduate him anyway!?

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Marcos Chamber of Commerce, located at 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078.

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R.B. Republican Women Federated Meeting Announced The Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated invites all Republican Women to our next Breakfast Buffet meeting on Friday, September 17th, from 10:00am 11:30am, at the Hamburger Factory, 14122 Midland Road, Poway 92064. Cost is $25.00. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Richard Bailey of Coronado, speaking about the current state of affairs in San Diego. Mayor Bailey is also running for the 52nd Assembly seat in 2022 against Scott Peters. To check-in and register go to our website rbrwf:org. Hope to see you all there.

San Marcos Chamber September Events - For more information about all of these events and to register for each one, contact the San

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With the war raging, Hoover led a U.S. effort to set about the coordination of food distribution to the people of Belgium, which had been overrun by the German army.

When the United States entered the war in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, appointed Hoover to head up the U.S. Food Administration. Hoover succeeded in cutting U.S. domestic food consumption that would be needed for Europe, thus avoided rationing here in the United States. Because of Hoover's efforts, no one in America went hungry.

At war's end, Hoover was named to the Supreme Economic Council as well as head of the U.S. Relief Administration. This organization arranged food shipments to Germany and other war-torn central European nations. By 1921, Hoover extended U.S. aid to the Soviet Union which was suffering a nationwide famine. When Hoover was criticized by some politicians for helping Communist Russia, he replied firmly: "There are 20 million people starving over there. Whatever their politics, they shall be fed!"

By March 1929, Americans couldn't have been more confident about their new president as Hoover moved into the White House.

Coffee Connections, Thursday, September 16, 8am-9am, gives businesses the chance to expand, strengthen and build stronger business relationships in the City of San Marcos. Networking Mixer at Station Pizza, Wednesday, September 22, 5pm-7pm. Tap into the best business development networking in San Marcos. Connect with business professionals from a variety of industries and company sizes. Then on Thursday, September 23rd, from 12pm to 1pm, join the San Marcos Chamber for an informative Brown Bag Lunch presentation featuring San Diego District Attorney, Summer Stephan, with a Public Safety Update.

On Sunday, October 10, from 9am5pm, The San Marcos 2021 Harvest Fest & Street Fair will be held, featuring a Mile-Long Marketplace, Food Delights, Kids Zone, Beer & Wine Garden, Live Bands on 2 stages, a bounty of festivities, and non-stop entertainment. The Harvest Festival will feature 250 artisans and crafters, local businesses, kids zone and delicious food options. Enjoy live music in the Beer and Wine Garden. What's Up Downtown Oceanside - For more information about any of these events, contact MainStreet Oceanside, 760.754.4512, or www.mainstreetoceanside.com

America was booming with a vibrant stock market and a strong, bustling industry -- what could go wrong? When the stock market crashed in October 1929, Hoover declared that a balanced budget and a tax cut, coupled with a spending expansion on public works would correct the financial situation.

But, by 1931, similar economic woes in Europe were plunging the entire world into crisis and chaos. President Hoover presented a program for aiding American businesses and farmers, many of whom were facing foreclosures on their properties. He also proposed banking reforms, as well as federal loans to individual states so they could feed their unemployed. Hoover also demanded the Federal government drastically cut its own spending wherever possible. What has been lost to history is Herbert Hoover was a kindly man who did have the best interests of the people at heart. However, while he felt no one should go hungry, Hoover maintained that the primary responsibility for feeding society’s poor was that of the individual states, local governments, and private volunteer organizations – not the Federal government. This would be a philosophy that would be his political ruin.

The final coffin nail in Hoover’s failed presidency was the mass demonstration of World War I veter-

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Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, Sept. 17-19, Oceanside Pier: Back this weekend with Gold Medalist Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks, Bethany Hamilton, Tatiana Weston Webb and more. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy live concerts, celebrity surf invitational, esports tournament, and more. Volunteers are needed. Email Gumaro at gumaro@mainstreetoceanside.com. Oceanside Harbor Days, Sept. 1719, Oceanside Harbor: Enjoy two event-filled days of entertainment, food, and shopping including a costume party for kids 12 and under. Kids can meet local pirates and mermaids at Capt'n Junebug's Kids Zone. Other activities include Arts, Crafts and food booth areas, Military, Public Safety displays, music, a beer garden (patrons 21years and over with valid ID) and more. O'side Turkey Trot Registration, now through November 25, online. Registration is open now for the 16th Annual O'side Turkey Trot. Once again live in Downtown Oceanside, the Trot benefits over 60 local non-profits serving Oceanside residents including the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation. Register early for this Thanksgiving Day tradition, suitable for all ages and activity levels.

"Identity Theft: You Can Protect Yourself" - On Thursday, September 23, the Leichtag Foundation will present an on-line ans’ march on Washington, D.C., creating the so-called “Bonus Army.” It was election year of 1932. The demonstration in the nation’s capital climaxed on July 28 when the U.S. Army was called out by Hoover to put down the demonstration. The Bonus Army was made up of 17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, together with their families and affiliated groups, totaling an estimated 43,000. They gathered and camped out on the Capitol Mall to demand early cash redemption of their service bonus certificates promised to them by Congress for their service during the war. Many of the war veterans had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression. The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924 promised the veterans bonuses in the form of certificates, but couldn’t redeem them until 1945. Each certificate, issued to a qualified veteran, bore a face value equal to the soldier's promised payment with compound interest. The principal demand of the Bonus Army was the immediate cash payment of their certificates. After days of protesting President Hoover ordered the U.S. Army to clear the marchers' campsite. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded a contin-

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program on Identity Theft: You Can Protect Yourself. This free workshop will start at 10am. Join us for tips to protect your identity and navigate the recovery process in case of fraud. Topics will include Privacy information and why it matters; Ways your information can be accessed; Why criminals steal your information; and How you can recover from identity theft and protect yourself. For registration information, contact mmccorkle@regionalsolutions.net at the Alliance for Regional Solutions or visit the website at www.regionalsolutions.net.

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) Meeting - The TERC meeting for September will be held on Monday, September 20. Check in begins at 11:15am, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Our speaker will be Jim Desmond who serves on San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5. Jim served as the Mayor of San Marcos from 2006 to 2018 and prior to that, he served two years on the San Marcos City Council. He is a proud U.S. Navy veteran and holds a B.S. degree in Electric Engineering from SDSU. To ensure that there are enough seats available at the TERC meeting, please RSVP by calling (760)480-8300, emailing terc2010@gmail.com or click reserve on our website escondidore-

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doses of daytime television. Bill is beyond sad. He has no wife, no children, no immediate family to visit him. He’s never felt as alone as he does today. Then.

He sees a child, standing by the open door. He doesn’t know how the boy got in. Only friends and family are allowed to visit—Bill has neither. The kid must be about ten or eleven. He is by himself, dark skinned, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. “Who’re you?” Bill says.

The child answers, “I’m here for you, Bill.”

Bill falls asleep with the kid holding his hand. When he wakes, the kid is gone. That was ten years ago. Bill is still cancer free. One more:

His wife is pregnant with a child. There are complications. She has the baby prematurely. The child has a weak heart. He lasts two years. The death is a shock. He and his wife mourn so hard that they aren’t sure they’ll ever recover. And they

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“ Dr. Nick,” Former Chief Medical Officer sues County for Discrimination

Former San Diego County Chief Nick Dr. Officer Medical Yphantides is suing the county, claiming discrimination and retaliation were behind his termination earlier this year.

Known to many in the public as “Dr. Nick,” Yphantides had been one of the county’s most visible medical figures in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. When faced with his own mental health crisis during that time, Yphantides said he was discriminated against and terminated because of the stigma associated with his condition.

In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Yphantides claims he took a four-week medical leave last October on a recommendation from his doctor because of stress related to his role in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. When he felt he was ready to return, however, he was told to take another leave, according to the lawsuit.

After an additional seven weeks of leave, Yhantides was ordered to take a “fitness for duty” exam to determine his mental state, according to the lawsuit. Greg Klawitter, an attorney on Yphantides legal team, said in a press conference Wednesday that the exam was not completed for a variety of reasons. Yphantides was terminated March 22.

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Yphantides, who was the county’s chief medical officer for 11 years, said during the press conference that he had been open with his colleagues about suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia when he took a leave of absence. When he tried to return after feeling better, however, he said he was seen as “damaged goods.” The lawsuit is asking for an unspecified amount to cover loss of wages and benefits, emotional distress damages, attorney fees and other relief.

Yphantides said he also is suing the county to protect other county health care workers who may face retaliation and discrimination. ESCONDIDO POLICE CONDUCTS MINOR DECOY OPERATION

On 9/07/2021, the Escondido Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy Operation. Minor Decoy Operations involve minors who work under the direct supervision of department agents and attempt to purchase alcohol from an ABC licensed business. These types of operations are part of a program utilized by ABC and local law enforcement agencies used to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. State law prohibits the furnishing of alcohol to a minor, which is a misdemeanor violation of Business & Professions Code 25658(a). The following results are from Tuesday’s operation:

It all started three years ago. Juan and his family had no idea of the roller coaster ride they were in for!

30 days after everything was in order the tv show Bar Rescue called. They were selected and had to agree to shut down for an entire week while the film crew staged the show. When the show aired he got 5000 hits on its website the first day. But he couldn’t open while Bar Rescue was filming - then after the show aired the government ordered the shutdown. Again, not able to serve his customes, all of whom were anxious to patronize, to spend money, to dine on great food, to party. Nope.

But that’s just what Juan Magana and his family did.

The bought a restaurant that had come on hard times, largely due to poor management and poor service. Juan and his family knew they could turn the restaurant around and present a brand new, spotlessly clean restaurant with outsanding food and atmosphere and a menu that was second to none. And so they bought the restaurant.

And then the lockdown hit. They could not serve customers, old or new.

Covid had hit and a lesser person and his family might have thrown in the towel. Not the Magano family. This loving family, committed employees and the great community support from Escondido has enabled them to not only hang on but to fine tune the operation and open for business, big time. They are open at 11am for lunch The family has gathered together

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6 ABC licensed locations visited 2 Businesses furnished alcohol to minors were cited for B&P 25658(a)

Minor Decoy operations have been conducted by local law enforcement throughout the state since the 1980’s. When the program first began, the violation rate of retail establishments selling to minors was as high as 40 to 50 percent. In 1994, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that use of underage decoys is a valid tool of law enforcement to ensure that licensees are complying with the law. This project is part of the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap Grant Project. Please follow the police department via Facebook at www.facebook.com/EscondidoPoli ce and Twitter and Instagram (@EscondidoPolice). Text EscondidoPD to 888777 for community alerts from Nixle

Letters to the Editor Another Fan

Hi. My name is Caroline Douglas and I'm a new reader fan of The Paper.

Mr. Lyle Davis, owner & publisher of The Paper, your 9/11 cover story "I Love You Mommy, Goodbye" (9/2/21 issue) was the most powerful, most unforgettable, and most jaw-dropping account I've ever read in my life! Five times I took copies to my workplace and within minutes they were all snatched up! My closest friend works at another larger company and she had the same experience! If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only have three

with many great supporters and cheerleaders to thank his loyal customers that come in and check on them, tell him if something needs to be addressed or informs him of special things taking place, that has allowed Juan, his family, and the Sierra Madre Restaurant to be a part of the North County family Juan is bringing in a Mariachi Band to entertain you amd your family and friends on Thursday, September 16th. Juan and his family have been strong supporters of our community and it’s time we repaid him for his loyalty by turnJuan Magana ing out and celebrating his Grand Opening, enjoy great food and fine Mariachi Music. We’ll be there, Thursday, September 16th. Come on by! We’d love to meet you and shake your hand!

Live! Mariachi Music, tonight, Thursday, September 16, at Sierra Madre Cantina, Escondido!

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Hardest working people: While writing about the food service profession I have to take note and comment on the hardest working servers I know. Tina, Traci, Susie and Bill . . from Charlie’s Restaurant, Michelle from Dominic’s, Kim and Judith from J&M’s . . . so many more at other restaurants but whom I don’t know personally . . . I’m amazed at how hard they work and how they almost run, not walk, from table to table to care for their patrons.

One day, while dining at Charlie’s, I told Evelyn, “I’d last, at most, about an hour as a server. I would not be able to keep up with them. You have to be in great physical shape to be a good server. Constantly on the go, often from 6am, or earlier, until late afternoon, with only an occasional break to catch your breath.” I tend to be a generous tipper as I like to show my appreciation for a job well done. I might suggest you do the same when you go out and enjoy a fine meal.

Restaurants are having a very difficult time attracting much needed help, largely because experienced servers can earn close to their regular wages just by staying home and collecting stimulus and unemployment benefits. Now that the federal support has stopped ... we hope the work force will return and help out suffering restaurants and their patrons. Meanwhile, a tip of the hat to those present day servers.


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gent of infantry and cavalry, supported by six armored tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out and their shelters and belongings burned.

A second, smaller Bonus March in May 1933 at the start of the Roosevelt administration was defused with an offer of jobs with the Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Hunt, Virginia, which most of the protestors accepted. Those who chose not to work for the CCC by the May 22 deadline were given transportation home. Ironically, in 1936, Congress overrode President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto and paid the veterans their World War I bonus 9 years early. Years later, in 1 9 4 7 , President Harry Truman would appoint Hoover to help reorganize the executive departments of the g President Franklin D. o v e r n m e n t . When Truman Roosevelt was criticized by his fellow Democrats for appointing “the man who caused the Great Depression,” Truman drolly replied, "Herbert Hoover didn't create the Great Depression, it was created for

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him."

In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Hoover as chairman of yet another governmental reorganization commission. In all of his undertakings, with the exception of his four years as president, Hoover earned the admiration of his fellow citizens and leaders around the world.

Hoover died at the age of 90 on Oct. 20, 1964, having served the U.S. government and its citizens longer and in more far-reaching ways than any other politician and humanitarian in American history.

Unless one lived through the Great Depression, there’s no way to fully explain what life in America was like for the average citizen. Jobs dried up causing money to be scarce, especially for those living in the “dust bowl”of Oklahoma, northern Texas, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas. Those people living in the vast rural areas of America often had enough to eat because they were able to grow most of what was needed, but few had any hard currency to buy other necessities. In the cities families starved and unemployment reached as high as 40 percent. FDR, as he was known to Americans, was elected president promoting his "New Deal." Roosevelt's plan quickly won the overwhelming support of the pub-

lic.

Within the first 100 days in office, FDR pushed dozens of programs through Congress to create jobs, provide relief, and get the economy jump-started. He had little resistance from politicians on both sides of the aisle who were eager to report good news back in their home districts. Ironically, most of Roosevelt's “New Deal” programs were based on federal economic programs designed and started by Hoover during the First World War.

As the Great Depression dragged on through the 1930s, America struggled as did the world. Historians continue to argue whether FDR’s economic programs would have ended the Depression. It was a moot point … it was rather dramatically ended by World War II. However, history shows President Roosevelt played a dangerous political game during the late ‘30s and early ‘40s.

In 1940 while most of the nation wanted nothing to do with the war in Europe, Great Britain was desperate for help. Roosevelt managed to provide arms and materials, even naval escorts for merchant ship convoys crossing the Atlantic, where scores of Nazi German submarine “wolf packs” patiently waited. After over-running France, Hitler casted his eyes upon England. In

May 1940, it was obvious Hitler would be looking next at conquering England. On July 10, 1940, some two months before the Battle of Britain would begin, Roosevelt told an aide in the Oval Office that “… something must be done to help our English cousins” while continuing to maintain a neutral posture.

“We must find a way to help our friends, although I am a bit concerned about the fact that we’re caught in the middle trying to stop empire builders in Asia (Japan) and Europe (Germany and Italy) so that our English cousins might continue building their empire,” Roosevelt lamented. FDR and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill had met or exchanged letters on a number of occasions to make plans for war even though the U.S. was supposed to have been “neutral.” There is evidence this collaboration had gone on even before Germany attacked Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, igniting World War II.

The President knew it would be a matter of time before the United States would be pulled into the war, and there was no doubt that America would be on the side of the Allied Forces. While the public focused upon the war news from Europe, the various invasions by Japan in Korea, Manchuria, China

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and Southeast Asia were mostly ignored by Americans. After all, the Pacific was a big ocean and that conflict was a very long way from American shores.

By 1939, the economic effects of the Depression had begun to lift. Because of the belligerent actions of Nazi Germany and Italy in Europe and the Japanese in Southeast Asia, the United States began to arm for war.

In 1940, Japan joined Germany and Italy to form the so-called “Axis” powers. Roosevelt knew American forces would have to take action as Japanese forces came closer to U.S. Pacific installations in the Philippines, Guam, Midway, and Wake Island.

During those years leading up to Dec. 7, 1941, the United States’ entrance into the war, resourcestricken Japan had been buying great quantities of American scrap metal, which was melted down and turned into implements of war … much of it was flung back against this country. The crowning blow to Japan, however, came when FDR placed an oil embargo against that nation, cutting off their critical petroleum supply. This forced Japan to become even more aggressive in oil-rich Indonesia and Asia. Much of Roosevelt’s communications with Churchill were confidential and behind the scenes, while his public persona was that of an “isolationist” leader. However, FDR never hid his contempt for Nazi Germany.

While Roosevelt secretly helped Churchill with Britain’s defense plans, the president continued to tell Americans he would do everything to keep the United States out of war, knowing full well only a miracle could prevent that from happening. Roosevelt’s full intentions finally were revealed in September 1940 when he proposed to Congress the “Lend-Lease” plan for Great Britain and the Soviet Union. The proposal was an answer to FDR’s call for the loan of money, as well as war materials such as planes, tanks, ammunition, rifles, and other equipment for England and Russia. Some 50 mothballed World War I-era destroyers were turned over to British Royal Navy crews, while dozens of P-39 fighter aircraft and Studebaker trucks were shipped to the Soviet Union via merchant convoy. In return, the United States got 99-year leases for military bases in Canada’s New Foundland providence, the island of Bermuda, and the colony of British Guiana.

To communicate directly with America, Roosevelt did something no other president had been able to do -- he went on the radio to talk

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directly to the people. Previous presidents had issued press statements and let the newspapers deliver the message, which, often times was distorted, turned around, or incorrectly presented. Much to the chagrin of America’s press barons like Henry Luce, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, Roosevelt’s nationwide radio “Fireside Chats” circumvented the media. His evening broadcasts on national radio were delivered when entire families coast-to-coast could gather around the radio. FDR came into every American home like an old friend, which made him one of the most charismatic presidents in U.S. history.

The iconic photo by Dorothea Lange of a destitute California farm worker, Florence Owens of Nipo

In his 1940 Lend-Lease speech to Congress and the American people, Roosevelt used his Fireside Chat: “My fellow Americans … England stands alone. … We cannot and we will not tell them they have to surrender simply because we will not give them the weapons they need. “If Great Britain goes down, then all of us in the Americas will be living at the point of a Nazi gun. … I understand what England’s needs are and I understand what the dangers are to both of us.” Later, Roosevelt told key members of his cabinet about his plans to assist Prime Minister Churchill far beyond Lend-Lease.

“Mr. Churchill and I will enter into a secret pact. For our part, we’ll wage war against Nazi Germany, but not declare it. Everything must be done to create an incident.”

Roosevelt pondered for a moment, and then admitted what those close to him already knew: “You know, I’m a juggler. I never let my right hand know what my left hand does. I’m perfectly willing to mislead if it will help win the war. However, it’s not that I mind walking a tightrope, but just how un-neutral can we get?” If there was one single man ultimately responsible for the Allies winning the war against Fascism, it had to be Hungarian-born physicist Leo Szilard. Szilard (pronounced “So-lard”), along with fellow countryman Eugene Vigner, had fled the Nazis in Europe, immigrating to the United States. Before he left, Szilard figured out a nuclear chain

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September 16, 2021

Restoring Tribal Lands

Historically, the relationship between federal and state governments and Native Americans has been fraught with violence, mistreatment and neglect. In 1887, the General Allotment Act broke up reservation lands and resulted in the uncompensated loss of 90 million acres nationwide. Taking steps toward restoring tribal lands through fee-to-trust transfers is one way to correct past injustices, restore tribal sovereignty, selfdetermination and economic independence.

I have joined Senator Ben Hueso (D – San Diego) to co-author Senate Bill 712 (SB 712). The federal feeto-trust application process establishes procedures that must be followed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the tribal applicants along with state and federal governments. During this process, local jurisdictions may comment on the effect the transfer would have on their tax rolls, along with other impacts. SB 712 requires local governments to evaluate a federally recognized tribe’s fee-to-trust acquisition application based on its merits. This would include data provided by tribes on the economic benefits the tribes have on surrounding communities. It should be remembered that fee-to-trust land transfers involve

lands already owned by the tribe that are being transferred to federal ownership to be held in trust – in effect – to become an integral part of the reservation.

Trust acquisitions give tribes the ability to improve housing, educational opportunities as well as to encourage agriculture, hunting and other activities that are essential parts of their culture. The bill was sponsored by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, and is supported by a number of California tribes including the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. On September 8th, I was very proud to present SB 712 on the Assembly floor. The bill passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, and will now be returned to the Senate for final approval. 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

Never Forget

September 11th, I woke to a call from the captain who told me to turn on the TV. It was unusual for the captain to call, especially just a few hours before I was supposed to fly back to Los Angeles.

This past weekend, I participated in two 9/11 Memorial events, both of which honored the brave men and women who died on that horrific day. It was not lost on me that both events took place in Oceanside, a For the next 5 days, our hotel city whose fabric and culture are became a hub for Airline crews and pilots all over the world. We built by our military. received daily briefings and On the morning of 9/11, I sat numb, updates, not knowing when we and stared, like all Americans, not would be able to return home. yet comprehending the impact this would have on all our lives. I September 11th is a day we must reflected on my time in the Navy, never forget. In the face of a horrifand how our brave military personal ic tragedy there were many heroes must be feeling the days after 9/11. and people who gave their lives to Conversations of war and the protect others. We must never take geopolitical consequences of a ter- our freedom for granted. ror attack on American soil would have. Everyone remembers where they were when they saw the event unfold. My 9/11 story occurred in an unusual place, thousands of miles away from the tragedy that swept our nation. Some of you may know this, but for 35 years, I was a pilot for Delta Airlines.

I’ve spent thousands of hours in the cockpit, going all around the world and on September 9th, 2001, I was at helm flying from Los Angeles to Honolulu. On the morning of

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PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Q: I bought a coat from Saks.com last fall. I returned the item, Saks.com confirmed the return and issued a refund to my credit card in late December. But Saks.com then recharged me $959 about a week later for the same item. I have not ordered from Saks.com since the October return and don't know what the new charge is for. I have tried to resolve this with Saks and disputed the claim with Chase Visa three times with no success. Saks.com has offered me no proof of purchase or other confirmation of what it thinks it's charging me for. My Saks.com account shows no additional purchase than the October return. Can you help me get a refund? -Cornelia Spiegel, New York

A: Saks.com should have returned your money at once and not charged you for the coat again.

This is such a strange case. When you found out about the second charge, you tried calling Saks.com but couldn't get through to a person. So you decided to dispute the charge on your Chase Visa. You went through two disputes. Both times, Chase sided with Saks.com. But why?

Before we get to the answer, I wanted to share a tip about fighting a charge. The credit card dispute is what I like to call the nuclear option. You only want to do a chargeback as a last resort for a variety of reasons. Before then, you'll want to contact the merchant in writing and ask for a resolution. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/saks-fifthavenue/">Saks.com customer service managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. So back to the question -- why would Saks.com charge for an item you never bought? I forwarded your case to Saks.com and it provided you with an answer.

You worked through a third party to send your first coat back to Saks.com. The shipping service lost your package, and to cover your losses, it paid you $959, the value of the coat. So that initial refund came from the shipper, not Saks.com. The shipping service then found the package and sent it to Saks.com.

"Saks apparently felt that because I received a refund, they should get to re-charge me," you said. "Frankly, I find that remarkable: Saks seems to think that they’re entitled to doubledipping on a refund from an unrelated third party." You say you returned the shipper’s refund as soon as Saks.com confirmed the return of the coat. When you provided Saks.com with a copy of the check you sent to the shipper

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and a bank receipt showing that the shipper had cashed it, Saks.com agreed to undo the re-charge.

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After I asked about the case, a representative said, "We will look into this and resolve it quickly." It's unclear whether my involvement expedited the return of your money, but Saks also sent you a $100 gift card as an apology.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

by Tom Morrow

War Often is the Mother of Invention

World War II brought a number of innovations and inventions out of necessity to America. The original creation of the “Jeep” by Bantam Reconnaissance Car was just one of those innovations. However, the term “Jeep” was used for a variety of items long before World War II.

Q: I'm trying to secure a refund from UnCruise Adventures for an Alaska cruise canceled during the pandemic. UnCruise Adventures agreed to a $2,400 refund last July, but I have not yet received it after numerous messages. A representative said it would take 90 days to process a refund. I have since been in touch to ask for an update numerous times via email and by phone. But I haven't received anything yet.

I would like the refund check for $2,400 to be sent as soon as possible. Can you help me? -- Thomas Anderson, Quincy, Mass. A: If UnCruise Adventures promised you a refund within 90 days, it should have sent you one. Why didn't it?

UnCruise Adventures, which operates small ship cruises in Alaska, Central America and Hawaii, was hit by a wave of cancellations during the pandemic. It turns out the company was waiting for a federal disaster loan to repay customers like you. In an email sent to you last fall, the company blamed a delay in its federal disaster financing on the delay. "The most recent information from our bank indicates that approval is now not likely until after the election, making it mid/late November as our best and latest estimate for your refund processing," a representative wrote. "This is very disappointing for all of us here at UnCruise Adventures, and I am sure for you as well."

Today we know the World War II “Jeep” was a four-wheel drive vehicle for reconnaissance or other military duty. A term originally applied to and occasionally on other motor vehicles of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Corps. It also was used by the military as "any small plane, helicopter, or gadget." The U.S. Navy’s term "jeep carrier" referred to small escort aircraft carriers supplying larger attack carriers during battle with replacement aircraft. During World War I the U.S. Army used “jeep” as slang for new uninitiated recruits, or by mechanics referring to new unproven vehicles. In 1937, U.S. Army’s tractors supplied by the farm equipment manufacturer Minneapolis-Moline were called “jeeps.” The B-15 bomber, a precursor of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, also was referred to as a “jeep.”

But that's not the way it's supposed to work. If a company promises a refund, it should have enough cash to issue the refund. UnCruise Adventures should have been upfront with you: It didn't have the money to repay you, and it didn't know when it would get the money.

When it became clear the United States would be involved in the European theater of World War II, the U.S. Army asked some 135 companies to create working prototypes for a four-wheel drive reconnaissance car, but only two firms responded: American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland. The Army set a nearly impossible deadline of 49 days to supply a working prototype. Because of the Great Depression Bantam had only a skeleton crew but asked freelance designer Karl Probst for help. On July 17, 1940, Probst began work without salary.

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Final Jeep production versions were built by Willys and Ford with only subtle differences between the two. As the

I'm troubled by these pandemic refund cases. It's not just UnCruise Adventures. Many other travel companies, big and small, didn't have the money to refund their customers after their cancellations. Of course, a pandemic is a once-in-a-generation event, but you would hope that businesses would learn a lesson from this and not treat their customers' money as an interest-free bridge loan to get them

Probst basic plan was known as the “BRC” (Bantam Reconnaissance Car). The firm’s bid was submitted in five days. Because the War Department required a large number of vehicles in a short period of time, Willys granted the government a non-exclusive license to allow other companies to manufacture vehicles using Willys' specifications. The Army chose Ford as a second supplier.

War continued the cost per vehicle trended upwards from the original price under Willys first contract of $648.74. Ford's price tag was $782.59 per unit. Together, Willys-Overland and Ford produced some 640,000 Jeeps, which accounted for approximately 18 percent of all the U.S. wheeled military vehicles built during the War. Jeeps were used by every service of the U.S. military. An average of 145 were supplied to every U.S. Army infantry regiment.

Jeeps were used for many purposes, including field ambulances, tractors, and, with wheels that would run on railway tracks. An amphibious jeep was built by Ford, but it could not be considered a success. As part of the “Lend-Lease” act, nearly 30 percent of all Jeeps produced were supplied to Great Britain and the Soviet Union. After the War, the British designed their popular all-terrain “Land Rover” which was inspired by the Jeep. Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle called the Jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, "… the two most important pieces of non-combat equipment ever developed." Jeeps became even more famous following the war as they became available on the surplus market. Some ads claimed to offer "Jeeps still in the factory crate." But Jeeps were never shipped from the factory in crates (although Ford did "knock down" Jeeps for easier shipping, which may have perpetuated the myth. U.S. military personnel familiar with life in the Philippines will recognize the term “Jeepney” as a unique type of taxi or bus created by Filipino taxi drivers. The first “Jeepneys” were original U.S. military-surplus vehicles left behind following WWII and Filipino independence in 1946.

Many explanations of the origin of the word “jeep” have proven difficult to verify. The most widely held theory is the military designation GP (for Government Purposes or General Purpose) was slurred into the word Jeep in the same way the contemporary HMMWV (for High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) has become the “Humvee.” The "Jeep" brand has gone through many owners, starting with WillysOverland, which filed the original trademark application for the "Jeep" brand name in February 1943. In 1945 Willys proceeded to produce the first civilian Jeep, copyrighting the name in 1946. Being the only company that continually produced "Jeep" vehicles after the war, in 1950, Willys was granted the name "Jeep" as a registered trademark.

Today, most of society recognizes the brand “Jeep” as just another automotive company. Manufactured by FiatChrysler, Jeep vehicles are the result of that funny little military car Karl Probst designed as war clouds were gathering. Those small four-wheeled drive vehicles were a far cry from today’s sleek, modern family cars. Jeep has emerged as one of the more important war-time innovations that, in five days of July 1940, was quickly drawn up for the U.S. War Department. No one could have imagined what an impact Jeep would make on American military and


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reaction was not only possible, but an atomic weapon could be made from it. “If I’ve figured it out, then my colleagues back in Germany can do the same thing,” he told noted physicist Albert Einstein in 1939. Szilard feared Hitler’s scientists would develop an atomic weapon first. “If that happens, the world will be lost to Hitler,” Szilard maintained. Szilard wanted President Roosevelt to know about the chain reaction possibility, but thought he wouldn’t

be taken seriously. Einstein kept asking Szilard if such a reaction would be possible. “How do you know this?” Einstein finally asked.

“I used your formula (E = MC 2) to figure it out!” Szilard exclaimed to an astonished Einstein.

Szilard pleaded with Einstein for two months, finally convincing him to sign a letter (written by Szilard) to Roosevelt. The letter was dated July 16, 1939, and also signed by Einstein.

The letter to FDR informed him nuclear chain reactions could be created and used in bombs. The letter

was personally delivered by Alexander Sachs, a New York economist, who had been a speech writer for Roosevelt. It took three months for Sachs to get an appointment with the president. Finally, on Oct. 11, 1939, Sachs was in the Oval office reading the letter to FDR.

Roosevelt gathered Szilard and other scientists with the nation’s top military experts. It took nearly a year to convince the military of the potential, but when British agents informed American military leaders that Germany’s main reason for invading Norway was to capture that nation’s supply of “heavy water” to develop nuclear weapons, Szilard finally had the attention of officials in the War Department. As we now know, Roosevelt ordered the creation of the “Manhattan Project,” which ultimately developed the atom bomb that ended the war in 1945. Ironically, FDR signed the directive authorizing the Manhattan Project and the development of the atom bomb on Dec. 6, 1941, the day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

The build-up toward the Second World War had one redeeming quality: it put Americans back to work and money in their pockets -- something many had not had for a number of years. The war production buildup effectively ended the Great Depression. President Roosevelt told the American people during one of his “Fireside Chat” radio broadcasts that

“America must become the great arsenal of democracy. Let no man say it can’t be done … it must be done!” he demanded.

After years of military buildup and territorial intimidation, on Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany unleashed its “Blitzkrieg” attack on a nearly defenseless Poland. This unprovoked action brought Britain and France into the conflict to the defense of Poland. Within two years, nearly every developed nation around the globe had joined in the fight with the Allies fighting against the fascist states of Germany, Italy, and Japan. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the American war machine cranked to full speed with nearly every ablebodied man and woman becoming involved one way or another. By 1942’s end, factories across America were retooled from building sewing machines and automobiles to turning out more than 60,000 war planes, and countless tanks and guns.

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By 1943, the number of aircraft rose to 125,000. By 1945, the U.S. was producing one B-24 bomber ever 30 minutes, and one liberty ship for carrying troops and supplies every 30 days.

Some 16 million were in U.S. military service during World War II. From 1941 to 1946, more than 1 million civilian and uniformed Americans lost their lives.

President Roosevelt had the foresight to come to Great Britain’s aid in that nation’s time of need, knowing that if England fell, America would stand alone in a hostile world. By the end of 1942, the United States was leading the Allies to a long, hard victory. FDR would not live to see the end of the hostilities. He died on April 12, 1945, less than one month before Germany’s surrender on May 8, and five months before his Manhattan Project delivered the world’s first atomic bombs, bringing Japan to unconditional surrender on Aug. 14, 1945.

While Szilard and Einstein were key to guiding the United States toward developing the ultimate weapon that ended the war, both regretted their actions. Einstein continued to work as a pacifist for the rest of his life, and Szilard refused to work any longer as a physicist and switched to biology. Still, without their vision and intellect, today America might be speaking a different language.

While some may view this story in a negative way, the Great Depression and World War II were America’s entrance into world leadership.

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The Way Things Were during the 1930s Effects of depression for America

During the Great Depression some 13 million people became unemployed. By 1932, 34 million people belonged to families with no regular full-time wage earner.

Industrial production fell by nearly 45 percent between 1929 and 1932. Home-building dropped by 80 percent between the years 1929 and 1932.

In the 1920s, the banking system in the U.S. was about $50 billion, which was about 50 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). From 1929 to 1932, about 5,000 banks went out of business. By 1933, 11,000 of the nation’s remaining 25,000 banks had failed.

Between 1929 and 1933, U.S. GDP fell to around 30 percent; the stock market lost almost 90 percent of its value.

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In 1929, the unemployment rate averaged 30 percent. In cities like Cleveland, Ohio the unemployment rate was 50 percent and in Toledo it was 80 percent. During the great “dust bowl” famine, some 1 million families lost their farms between 1930 and 1934.

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Corporate profits dropped from $10 billion in 1929 to $1 billion in 1932.

Between 1929 and 1932, the income of the average American family was reduced by 40 percent. Some 9 million savings accounts were wiped out between 1930 and 1933. In 1932, some 273,000 families were evicted from their homes resulting with about 2 million homeless people migrating around the country. In 1929, some 280,000 immigrants arrived in the U.S., but in 1933 only 23,068 arrived. In the early 1930s, more people emigrated “from” the U.S. than immigrated to it.

With little economic activity there was scant demand for new federal coinage. No nickels or dimes were minted in 1932-33, no quarter dollars in 1931 or 1933, no half dollars from 1930 to 1932, and no silver dollars in the years 1929–33. In 1932 deflation was 10.7 percent and real estate interest rate was 11 percent.

The U.S. government sponsored “ Mexican Repatriation” program which was intended to encourage mainly farmer workers to voluntarily move back to Mexico, but thousands, including many U.S. citizens, were deported against their will … altogether about 400,000 people. New York social workers reported 25 percent of all schoolchildren were malnourished. In the mining counties of West Virginia, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, the proportion of malnourished children was as high as 90 percent. People became ill with diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). The 1930 U.S. Census determined the population to be little more than 122.7 million of which about 40 percent was under 20 years old.

POST SCRIPT: I was born near the end of the Great Depression, some 82 years ago. Today, you have to be older than the 85 years to remember much of the everyday life in America. My father, who was born in 1916, always told us during his teen-age years his family never went hungry … it was cash money that was in scarce supply for everyone in a small farming community. His father was a butcher. When a farmer came to town with a steer, heifer or hog for slaughter, payment usually was made with my grandfather taking a portion of the meat …

Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos

Worry

We all do it. Seems nobody is immune. We worry!

Faith asks some questions when it comes to worry:

• Do I pray, rather than worry? If something is worth worrying about, it is worth praying about. Corrie ten Boom said, in her book, Each New Day, “When I worry, I go to the mirror and say to myself, ‘This tremendous thing which is worrying me is beyond a solution. It is especially too hard for Jesus Christ to handle.’ After I have said that, I smile and I am ashamed.” • Is worry “choking” me? usually a quarter … which he used to sell in his meat market. He, in turn, sold much of that meat in exchange for produce such as milk, cream, butter, eggs, chickens, grain, and vegetables … whatever else residents and farmers could grow or raise. Not much of granddad’s retail meat was sold in exchange for cash money. Barter was a way of life during the 30s and into the 40s. For many laborers during the 1930s a dollar was a full-day’s wage if the employer had cash. Often wages were paid with barter such as above and that’s how much of rural America lived.

By 1939, the American public was well on its way to economic recovery. Below are some of the prices Americans paid for everyday living:

The average income was $1,729; cost of a new house was $3,850. The average rent was $28 a month. A new car was $700. Tuition to Harvard University was $420 yearly. Gasoline was 10 cent a gallon. The average adult paid 25 cents to go to the movies. And, a U.S. postage stamp was 3 cents. Tom Morrow

The original English word involves the meaning “to choke”. Much of what we worry about never comes about. Mark Twain once said “I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened.” As a believer, we believe God is with us…so why really worry? • Do you remember what God says about worry? A couple of scriptures come to mind: An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. (Proverbs 12:25)

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7) Mission 316 Church exists to help people get to know God through people. If you have needs in your life and would like to find hope, feel free to join us on Sundays at 10:00 AM at the San Marcos Community Center (located at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos CA – right across from the library).

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones

San Marcos City Council names Creek Project bridges

It’s amazing to drive by the San Marcos Creek Project construction site! Construction crews have been hard at work, creating infrastructure that will improve safety, restore the creek habitat and reduce seasonal flooding.

Recently, the San Marcos City Council voted to name the new Creek Project bridges after two notable San Marcos residents – Pia Harris Ebert and the late Lionel “Doc” Burton.

The Bent Avenue bridge will be named in honor of Burton, who served as the first elected mayor of the City of San Marcos. Burton developed the San Marcos Community Foundation, which still benefits the community today. The bridge on Via Vera Cruz will be named after Pia Harris Ebert, the first woman elected to the San Marcos City Council, a role she maintained for 24 years. Learn more about the Creek Project at www.sanmarcos.net/creek.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Disposin g of Househol d Hazardou s Waste

Did you know Vista residents can dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes for free? Unused or old household cleaners such as drain and oven cleaners, wood and metal polish cleaners, disinfectants, old paint, lawn and garden products, automotive products, and other household hazardous waste can be dropped off for free at the City's Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Old computers, phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, pool chemicals, as well as unused medications and home-generated sharps can also be dropped off. No appointment is necessary; however, you must show proof of city of Vista residency at the facility. The Household Hazardous Waste facility is open Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm, located at 1145 E. Taylor Street.

News from Pala Casino

Pala Casino just continues to add to its reputation as a top venue for great entertainment!

Just look at some of the great Tribute Artists that they offer: Pretzel Logic – A Steely Dan Revue Saturday, September 11 8:00 PM Events Center $15.00

All events will be held at the Events Center, with reduced capacity, increased cleaning, and additional safety measures.

Tickets are on sale now, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office, www.palacasino.com and 1-877-WINPALA

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publicanclub.com. Also, if you haven't renewed your TERC dues yet, please mail your check, payable to TERC, P.O. Box 3110, Escondido, 92033. Dues still remain only $15/single and $25/couple. As you know TERC is a volunteer organization. There are several areas that are in need of help. IT is the big one. We need help with the website and IT in general. So if you have knowledge in this area, please let us know.

Carlsbad Republican Women's Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th - Join the Carlsbad Republican Women's Club (CRWF) on Tuesday, September 28th, as they welcome Richard Bailey, Mayor of Coronado and recently declared 2022 candidate for the 52nd Congressional District! Mayor Bailey has an outstanding record in Coronado and is committed to both the city and his campaign to make a difference for the San Diego region and our nation! He will speak on “Current Political News in San Diego

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

When you read this, we will have just passed the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I’m sure most of us who were alive and aware at the time recounted our personal memories of how that event impacted our lives. And perhaps attended some remembrance ceremony. For me it is still very clear. I was a Colonel in the Marine Corps and the Chief of Staff at the First Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. It was 6AM in the office, and I was going through my emails with the news channel on in the background when I saw the planes hit the towers. While I wasn’t alive during Pearl Harbor, I have to believe it was a similar impact on people, disbelief, horror, bewilderment and of course wondering why something like this happened. That day created many American heroes, and in the subsequent days to come. On anniversaries like this one, I try not to think about the geopolitics of the situation or about how and why it happened and what our actions should have been or be. Rather, I think about the American character. I always come to the conclusion that Americans of every race and creed, in crisis, put aside differences and come together heroically. In today’s world, where we are bombarded with tribalism, nationalism, partisanship, and you wonder if we will ever resolve our differences, I remember 9/11 and how the American character was once again revealed. It always gives me hope of a better future. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara-Mayor of Escondido-pmcnamara@escondido.org

County.” Join us to learn how we can help him take back the 52nd!

Born and raised in San Diego, Bailey graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Finance, and later graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Science in Applied Economics. In 2012, he was elected to the Coronado City Council and, in 2016 at the age of 30, Bailey was elected the 51st Mayor of Coronado, becoming the youngest mayor in the city’s history. Bailey was selected as one of San Diego county’s “40 Leaders Under 40 Years Old” in 2018 and reelected Mayor in 2020 with 99.16% of the vote! He is also an Adjunct Professor of economics at the University of San Diego.

As Mayor of Coronado, Bailey has reduced taxes, voted against wasteful spending and supported reforms to protect taxpayers’ money which helped earn Coronado a AAA Bond rating. Richard also led by example by waiving his own city pension and voted twice against his own pay raise. During his time as Mayor, Bailey made environmental initia-

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ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, or in, presence rendering access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California the of Orders General and Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted One certified without a hearing. copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holiDATE THE BEFORE days) Do not come to SPECIFIED. court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.

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are very convincing and appear to be from trusted sources. Don’t do it.

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Most of the computer malware problems we see today result from “phishing” exploits. Cyber-criminals use human nature to motivate us through our vulnerabilities. Ego, fear, greed, revenge, pity, love, hate, vanity are the tools “bad guys” use to con us into playing their game. No software can protect you from becoming a victim. It’s up to each user to avoid yielding to the temptations. Nearly every day we get one or more authentic appearing notices inviting me to take some action. They

1. If you are a Windows user you should by now have Windows 10 on your PC. Windows 10’s integrated defense (Windows Defender) should provide adequate malware scanning and firewall protection. 2. Only accept hardware and software updates from an official site. Internet update notices may be phony. 3. Check your on-line bank and credit accounts regularly for signs of unauthorized access. 4. Assume that any Internet notice or Email that warns you of a computer problem is a scam. 5. Never allow any Internet or phone contact access to your PC, all are scams. There are no exceptions. 6. Never give credit card or banking information to any contact unless you are absolutely certain it is safe. 7. If you receive an email requesting action, check the email address to see if it is really from the indicated source. 8. Never pay anyone with “Money Cards” over the Internet; if they ask for payment through this method, they’re crooks. 9. If you believe your PC has been compromised, or have allowed access to it. Bring it in ASAP and have us check it out.

It is important to find out if your PC has compromised sooner rather than later. Some “phishing” exploits sit silently in your computer logging your activities, recording your passwords and monitoring your contacts. They disable your internal malware detection software so they can remain undetected indefinitely. They send your information to a server where your “hacked” data can be used or sold. Only external scans can detect and eradicate these exploits. Folks over fifty are understandably more susceptible to “phishing” exploits because we grew up in a smaller, kinder and more trusting world. Things usually were what they appeared to be and we commonly knew and trusted the people

and businesses with whom we commerced. Today, well funded, highly sophisticated, often foreign government abetted criminal networks have instant access to the Internet. The Internet has taught younger generations to be less trusting and more cynical. We of the older generations have been slow to give up our trusting nature. We grew up in small towns and neighborhoods where bad behavior was uncommon because we were all connected. It is sad that many younger folks never had the opportunity enjoy that sense of trust and community. So, to the older generations we say, never give up on that sense of trust and love for your neighbors, but watch out for those assholes on the Internet.


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Travel Troubleshooter Cont. from Page 7

through a crisis. I'm not sure if they have learned that lesson.

I don't know the specifics of UnCruise Adventures' situation. But I do know that your primary contact, a business development manager, is no longer with the company. I was sorry to hear that.

It looks as if you appealed your case to the right people at UnCruise Adventures. Emails at the company follow a firstnamelastinitial@uncruise.com format. (So if I worked there, I would be "christophere" followed by uncruise.com.) You can also contact the company <a href="https://uncruise.com/">through its website</a>. I reviewed your correspondence with the company. You kept thorough records and were always polite. That's great self-advocacy. I'm not sure if calling UnCruise Adventures helped your case. It appears the company didn't have the money to send you at the time. I contacted UnCruise Adventures on your behalf, and finally, it issued the full refund it promised. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at https://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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items to read, I'd choose my Bible, the New York Times, and Escondido's The Paper.

I challenge anyone to show me a major newspaper or magazine ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD on 9/11 that is as raw and emotionallymoving as your cover story written by your star writer, Friedrich Gomez. Everyone out here is talking about your publication Mr. Lyle Davis. Because when you're at your best, then nothing compares to you! Nothing! God bless you and God bless America!

New Fan, Caroline Douglas family, friends, coworkers. North San Diego County •••• Now that Labor Day's over, I want to take time to email you that your 9/11 Terrorist Attack cover story (9/2/21 issue of The Paper) had me gripping my chair in suspense! Made me cry and made me promise to never forget. And this week's Top Secret files on the Cuban Missile Crisis (9/4/21 of The Paper) made me feel like I was actually right there in the Cuban Military Center just as things were actually happening and I was in the middle of a real live mystery story! From Anthony Logan family, Valley Center & Escondido. Unbelievable Reporting!

c/o Mr. Lyle Davis, publisher & owner of The Paper.

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don’t—at least not together. They divorce. He moves out, she gets the house. It’s ugly.

One day, he is at a jobsite, running electrical wire in a pine-framed house. There is an elderly man who shows up. The man looks homeless—long bearded, layered clothes, gaunty. They start talking. The old man is friendly. In the middle of their conversation, the old man says, “I think you oughta go back to your wife.” The young man just stares at him. He’s thinking, “How’d this guy know I was married?” “Go to her. Go now.”

The man wanders away and is not seen again.

After work, the young man calls his wife. She tells him that her sister has just died this morning. She is a wreck. He hops a flight to be with her. He stays with her through the worst. And he stays after that, too. After fourteen years they’ve made a beautiful life for themselves. They are the proud parents of twin girls.

I don’t know what you’re facing today. Maybe it’s something bad. Maybe it’s not a big deal. Maybe it's a late car insurance payment. Maybe it’s something fatal. Maybe it’s something worse.

Well, I don’t have any knowledge on how the universe works. I don’t know anything about the nature of life, and you have no reason to care about a word I say. But if you’ve read this far, there’s something I want to tell you, friend: You’re not alone. Not even for a moment. That’s not an opinion.

Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and radio show host, known for his commentary on life in the American South.

Wow! Just picked up a copy of your weekly magazine on the declassified files on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis! Shocking and riveting! Never knew what your magazine uncovered! How does your publication have such exclusive access to this data? That goes for last week's 9/11 exclusive report titled "I Love You Mommy, Goodbye," which had never before seen last minute phone calls from people who died in the Twin Towers and the commercial airlines. I would have to echo what all my friends said: the 9/11 cover was the most powerful testimonial and best cover story I've ever read thus far!

You made history because my friends went to J&M Restaurant Monday or Tuesday and every copy was gone on 9/11. I say you made history because I've NEVER known J&M to run out of The

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Regarding Ms. Hauser's military comment in Letters to the Editor titled "Hits Close to Home" (9/2/21 issue of The Paper) she's correct!

Nine of the 13 U. S. service members killed in the suicide bomb at the Kabul Airport in Afganistan were based right here at Camp Pendleton. The Marines and sailor were all of the same 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment called "The Professionals." I encourage everyone to read about it in the SD Union-Tribune (8/28/21 edition. But in reality, ALL U.S. service men and women -- regardless where they're based -- "Hit Close to Home." I was very proud to read and learn that so many writers and columnists who write for The Paper are U. S. military vets. I knew your brilliant writer, Friedrich Gomez, was because we read of one serviceman visiting from Long Beach who served with him, and who bumped into him while visiting Cruisin' Grand!.

And Lyle, as many have already said, YOU need some recognition for how The Paper has impacted the lives of so many people. You're an All-American newspaper, and it's founded, published, and run by a former U. S. Army veteran who proudly served our country -- and that's you, lyle e. davis! And knowing your damned humility, don't edit this part out. God love you, Mate! -Patrick Flannigan and his Big Irish Clan, North San Diego County.

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tives a high priority by securing funds to stop the sewage spills from Mexico that forced the closure of beaches in the United States, pursuing a water reclamation plant in Coronado, and launching the 1,001tree initiative as part of a carbon capture strategy to improve air quality.

CRWF’s September 28th luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. Doors open at 10:30am and the program begins at 11:00am. Cost is $32/person. Please RSVP and pay online at www.CarlsbadRepublicans.com; reservations close at 12:00noon on Friday, September 24th. No payment at the door. For more information, contact Ann at (760) 4157006 or annie13035@yahoo.com. Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.

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Lori shares: “I am passionate about building a solid community fabric, and that only happens when families have stable housing. Habitat’s work is not easy, but the life-long, positive change and the bonds we create make every step worth it. Thank you for working along with me.” This With You Your role building

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San Diego Gulls Coming to Oceanside - Oceanside based TriCity Inline Hockey League (TCIHL) is marking its 28th year of operation with having a special celebrity drop the puck at TCIHL’s Fall-2021 Season’s very first game. The faceoff at the first elementary school game will be done by none other than “Gulliver,” the official mascot of San Diego Gulls Hockey Club. The event - open to the public and a great photo and autograph opportunity for youngsters – will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 25th, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s roller hockey rink, located at 4300 Mesa Drive in Oceanside. The mascot is not only the current face of San Diego Gulls, which was reorganized in 2000 with roots going back to 1966, but it represents a seagull-themed image of San Diego. Having the official representative of a professional minor league of AHL (Western Conference Pacific Division) at this event in Oceanside is set to be an inspirational moment for many kids at TCIHL. Tri-City Inline Hockey League is a non-profit organization established in 1993 for the development of youth inline roller hockey. TCIHL’s co-ed recreational program is now open to new and experienced players aged 5 through 17

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Escondido Republican Women Federated Meeting Announced - Our Annual General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 29th, and we are back at Cocina Del Charro, 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Doors open at 11am; buffet luncheon at 11:30amm and the meeting starts at 11:45am. New post-Covid cost is $25/person. Our Distinguished Speakers will be Paula Whitsell, Chairwoman of the San Diego County Republican Party, and Kristie Bruce-Lane, Candidate for California State Assembly, District 77. Can't make it to the luncheon in-person meeting, join via Zoom for free. For details to join the meeting by Zoom, contact escondidorwf@cfrw.org or ask the caller when they call to remind you of the meeting. The Club's regular meeting date is the 4th Wednesday each month; however, due to the National Republican Women Federated Convention that week, this meeting was changed to the 5th Wednesday. CITY OF SAN MARCOS IFB CONBID 21-02 NOTICE TO BIDDERS CIP NO. FC-007 COMMUNITY CENTER MAIN HALL THEATER LIGHTING

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive bids via an online bid management system, PlanetBids up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2021 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and viewable online.

PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None. WORK DESCRIPTION The work generally consists of providing, replacing and installing lighting system at the City of San Marcos Community Center Main Hall that services three main functions: Extension Meeting Area for public meetings for city council and planning, Theatrical and Stage Productions, General Meetings; dining, training, events, banquets. All installation must be performed by a Licensed Stage Equipment Contractor and all equipment, where applicable standards have been established, shall be built to the standards of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the National Electrical Code, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and the American National Standards Institute. A detailed Scope of Work can be found in the IFB Documents. LOCATION OF WORK 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is 200,000. TERM 3-4 months. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39481

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020173 The name of the business: G&E Smog and Auto Repair, located at 688 Rancheros Dr. #D, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Name of Registrant: Bernardo Georgees 822 Malibu Point Way Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Bernardo Georgees Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/09/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/07/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9017457 The name of the business: The Point Church; North Point Worship Center, located at 331 W. 4th Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025. Name of Registrant: Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church 331 W. 4th Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/21 /s/ Michael Gonzales, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/11/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23, and 9/30/2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019143 The name of the business: Submission Fishing Co.; Submission Fishing, located at 2040 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, CA. 92008. Name of Registrant: Michael and AJessica Muto 2040 Chestnut Ave. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by a married couple. First day of business 7/19/2021. /s/ Michael Muto Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/27/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/07/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019526 The name of the business: Range Mart; Course Mart; Golf Course Mart; Range Master, and Warehouse of Range Parts, located at 1204 Activity Dr., Ste C, Vista, C. 92081 Name of Registrant: Pacific Coast Mtg., Inc. 1240 Activity Dr., Ste C Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 5/31/1999 /s/ Scott D. Johnston, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/31/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/07/2021

CONTRACTORS LICENSE AND The Contractor shall possess at the time the contract is awarded, a California Contractors license classification B, and C-10. All installation must be performed by a Licensed Stage Equipment Contractor and ETC authorized dealer and installer.

BIDDER SECURITY Each bid must be accompanied by bidders security equal to 10 percent of the bid. GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP: 8/26/21

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Then Darqueez held up his hand and the auditorium became silent. He said,"I think I know the answer. Three times seven is twenty-one.?

A hush fell over the auditorium and then all the other students began to chant: "Give him another chance! Give him another chance!"

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CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (FIN RFP 21-02) TYLER MUNIS POST-IMPLEMENTATION TECHINCAL SUPPORT SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 4:00 p.m. on October 07, 2021. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING None WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of Tyler Munis technical support services. LOCATION OF WORK 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 ESTIMATED BUDGET The estimated overall budget is TBD. TERM Five (5) years with one (1) two-year option to extend. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DOP 9/16/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019894 The name of the business: Shadelit; Shadelit Illustration, located at 250 North City Dr. #417, San Marcos, Ca. 92078.. Name of Registrant: Mason Weirich 250 North City Dr. #417 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/01/2021. /s/ Mason Weirich Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/03/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/07/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019895 The name of the business: Pam Elise Design located at 250 North City Dr. #417, San Marcos, Ca. 92078.. Name of Registrant: Pamela Weirich 250 North City Dr. #417 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/01/2021. /s/ Pamela Weirich Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/03/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/07/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019979 The name of the business: A Friend in Technology; A friend in Tech; AFIT, located at 1805 Nic olia Dr. #102, Carlsbad, CA. 92011 Name of Registrant: Isaac Linares 1805 Nicolia Dr. #102 Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Isaac Linares Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/07/2021. 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/07/2021

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9016971 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Share The Wealth Records.. THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT OF THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 2/05/2019 and assigned File No. 2019-9003250.. LOCATED AT 1281 Via Contessa, San Marcos, CA. 92069. THE FOLLOWING GENERAL PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Nicholas Christopher Mendez, 1227 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista, Ca. 92084. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdeameanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /s/ Nicholas Christopher Mendez, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/04/2021 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 & 9/23/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9018406 The name of the business: Moorman Motorsports, located at 2531 E. 16th St., National City, CA. 91950. Name of Registrant: Pierre Moorman 2531 E. 16th St. National City, CA. 91950 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Pierre Moorman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/19/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019756 The name of the business: Color Parade Creative; Color Parade CRTV, Aubrey R3nder, located at 1721 Marson Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92058. Name of Registrant: Jason Haywood Gonzales 1721 Marson Street Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jason Haywood Gonzales Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/02/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9019540 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME:

Real Deal Cabinets located at 1205 Linda Vista Dr., Ste B, San Marcos, CA. 92078.

The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on March 06, 2020 and assigneed file no. 20209005970. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY:

Investing Young Inc. 4985 Eucalyptus Ln. Carlsbad, CA. 92008

This business is conducted by a corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Berry Young, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County/Clerk Recorder of San Diego on 8/31/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9019541 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME:

Real Deal Cabinets and Consruction, located at 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92111.

The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on June 02, 2017 and assigneed file no. 2017-014657. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY:

Asset Consulting Contracting,Inc. 772 Jamacha Rd. #226 El Cajon, Ca. 92019

and

This business is conducted by a corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Berry Young, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/31/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00035088-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Sean Michael McSpirit and Amy Sparks McSpirit filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Stokes McSpirit Sparks to Proposed name Stokes Michael McSpirit. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 10/05/21 8:30a.m., Department 25. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 17 August 2021 /s/Pamela M Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 8/26, 9/02, 9/09 and 9/16/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9018034 The name of the business: Sweet Desires, located at 327 E. Orange St., Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Cindy Marie Morales 327 E. Orange St. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Cindy Morales Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/16/2021 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 & 9/23/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019107 The name of the business: Bushikan Karate Dojo; Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan Interntaional, located at 1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe, Suite D, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Bushikan Budo KyokaL, Inc. 1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite D San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 1/1/1999 /s/ Chrisan Robinson, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/26/2021 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 & 9/23/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9018731 The name of the business: North County Mission Tree Service, located at 3122 Fruitland Dr., Vista, CA. 92084 Name of Registrant: Hazel Rodarte and Humberto Gutierrez 3122 Fruitland Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 10/05/05. /s/ Hazel Rodarte Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/23/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019401 The name of the business: Fantastical Impressions LLC, located at 2160 Rocky Point Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Name of Registrant: Fantastical Impressions LLC 2160 Rocky Point Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 8/23/2021. /s/ Rakhee Haridas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/28/2021. 9/09, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30/2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

2021-9019212

The name of the business: Amaya Builder, located at 505 Grant Street, Apt 13, Oceanside, Ca. 92054

Name of Registrant:

Francisco Javier Lopez Amaya 505 Grant Street, Apt 13 Oceanside, Ca. 92054

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business n/a.

/s/ Francisco Javier Lopez Amaya Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County

Clerk/Recorder of

San Diego on 8/27/2021.

9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/07/2021


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