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September 23, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 38

by lyle e davis

I want my country back!

You and I are both military men, so our anxiety and pain runs extremely deep. I want my country back. I want my country's dignity and honor and respect back. I want other nations to trust us again. I want our allies and friends who fought alongside our troops, not to be abandoned and forsaken. I want my fellow Americans still in Afghanistan back home. Now. I don't want The Paper - 760.747.7119


them abandoned there. This is not the American way that I knew when I served. This is not the same country which I took an oath to honor, obey, and defend when I (volunteered) and was inducted into the U. S. military. I want my country back.

You don't leave members of my military family stranded, abandoned, and forsaken there. I want my country back. She is sacred ground for me. She is worth saving. I cannot live without her.

I want my country back.

-- Friedrich Gomez . . . in an email to editor and publisher of The Paper, lyle e. davis ••••

The image we all have of America is not that of the America in which we grew up.

The mighty America . . . the invincible America . . . the all powerful America . . .with the world's finest military leaders and troops . . .

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the land of Truth, Justice . . and the American Way! Nope.

Doesn't exist.

It died a long time ago and there are serious questions as to whether it can ever be brought back to life.

America today is a country that betrays its citizens as well as its allies. Look at the riots in Seattle on May Day, 2021 . . property destuction and personal injuries . . .

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our nation's capitol, June 6, 2021 . . . . more destruction of propery and personal injury, Portland, Oregon, July 4, 2021 . . .occupation of government buildings by rioters, destruction of propery and personal injuires . . . .

City government takes only limited action against these gangs of thugs. Our city governments appear to be giving in to organized thugs and betraying its citizens. And its not just local . . its nationwide and its worldwide. The world no longer recognizes America as a major power that they can depend upon. Or trust. We are seeing Afghanistan now . . but remember back to 1975 when Saigon fell? And we left thousands of S. Vietnamese who had served the US military as translators, interpretors, contractors, military members . . .civil servants . . . who were captured by the North Vietnamese Army and either executed, imprisoned, or sent to "re-education camps."

Colonel John (Jack) Holly, USMC, Force Recon (retired after 30 years) . . . "I remember a major betrayal that bothers me to this day. We had S. Vietnamese Marines with US Marines serving as advisors. Those RVN Marines were outsanding warriors. We were evacuating S.

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

Here is a little test that will help you decide.

The answer can be found by posing the following question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you... You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?


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Vietnam and we gave our word, as representatives of the US Government, that we would evacuate them and their families as well. The ships never came to Danang and the American Marine advisors were detached and flown out. The RVN Marines, and their families, were left behind. If you check the details - all funding for RVN had expired and President Ford had a new funding bill that would have funded the withdrawal by ships. It was defeated in the Senate by one vote, a new senator by the name of Biden.

That bothers me to this day. I grew up believing when you gave your word you lived by that commitment. The US government did not live up to its word and abandoned those proud and loyal Vietnamese Marines that fought and died for us." Just one more example of our government, and our nowPresident, betraying our allies.

Colonel John “Jack” Holly, USMC (Retired) Take a look around you . . .at the

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Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! What is a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP? Does the man look poor or oppressed? Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted? Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus. This is all so confusing! Republican's Answer: BANG!

Southerner's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG ! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click..... (Sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!

The Four Angels By Sean Dietrich

BIRMINGHAM—The 16th Street Baptist Church is your quintessential church. It’s a stout building with real downtown character. Red clay brick. Ornate stained glass. The whole enchilada.

There are homeless men seated on the curb. One man is asking people for money. He zeroes in on me. He’s smoking a cigarette while wearing a medical mask at the same time. Which is impressive. “You wanna know more about this church?” he asks.

His old T-shirt is ratty and stained. His skin is aged. He offers to tell me the church’s story in exchange for a few bucks. A “donation,” he calls it. I bite.

He pockets the money and launches into a spiel.


Son: 'Can I shoot the next one?!'

Wife: 'You ain't taking that to the Taxidermist! •••• I've just been thinking. You know all those erectile dysfunction tv ads? How they warn about four hour erections? Ever wonder how the medical staff relieves those erections? Ice picks? Scalpel? Syringes? I'm thinkin' sex isn't worth all that. I think I will become a monk. Just call me Brother Lyle, the Chaste. •••• A guy walks into a butcher shop, and tells the clerk he wants a pound of 'kiddlies'. The clerk says, "Don't you mean kidneys?"

...and the guy says, "That's what I said, diddle I?" •••• Harley Davidson is closing many of its plants due to declining sales. Apparently, the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, and Generation X is only buying a very few, and the next generation, the Millennial's, aren’t buying any at all. A recent study was conducted to find out why. Here are reasons why Millennial sdon't ride motorcycles, and why sales are down :

1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.

“This structure was designed in the turn of the century by a dude named Wallace Rayfield.” He pushes his mask aside and lights another bent Camel. Rayfield was American history’s second black architect. He was formally educated in Columbia University, and in 1899 he was a unique treasure. A lot of people consider this building to be one of his masterstrokes.

He designed buildings all over the U.S., there are nearly ten in Birmingham alone. He built others in New York, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Chicago, Pensacola, and one located in the little crossroads of Milton, Florida.

His creations are works of art in any town. Though you have to know where to look for them. Rayfield’s buildings recede into a cityscape like

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2. Can't get their iPhone to their ear with a helmet on. 3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving. 4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one. 5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped. 6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.. 7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning. 8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Art History, Social Studies, or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available. 9. They are allergic to fresh air. 10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes. 11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil. 12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen. 13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch. 14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding. 15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did. 16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes. 17. Their nose and eyebrow rings interfere with the face shield. 18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.

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Vista Native Serves Aboard USS Carl Vinson - MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A Vista, California, native is serving aboard USS Carl Vinson, the U.S. Navy's third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. S e a m a n Apprentice David Yu joined the Navy one year ago to for the opportunities the military provides. "I joined the Navy because I wanted to create a legacy for myself,” said Yu. “When I’m gone, I want the next generation to have something to look at as an example of what can be done.” For Full Story 2021/09/vista-native-servesaboard-uss-carl.html

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A month after Biden said there was no chance 'you see people being lifted off the roof' of a US embassy in Afghanistan, helicopters rushed to evacuate diplomats. Thousands of Afghan's were unable to be evacuated. The Taliban are likely to slaughter them . . men, women, and children . . if they even had a remote contact with Americans. Biden also said it was unlikely the Taliban would completely overrun the country, which is what happened

Presiden Joe Biden gave strong assurances that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would not play out like the fall of Saigon at the conclusion of the Vietnam War.

Republican Women California-San Marcos, BINGO Fundraiser The Republican Women of San Marcos are looking forward to their annual fundraising BINGO event on Sunday, October 3rd. This is a non-partisan event, the profits of which are given in support of some part of our United States military men and women. It is a great time, fun prizes, enthusiastic people, good food, and for a good cause - to support those who support us and have supported us each and every day no matter what our political allegiances. This year all profit will go to Tunnel to Towers (T2T). Here are the details:

Bingo Dinner, October 3rd, St. Mark Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos, CA 92078; from 4:00pm-8:00pm. All reservations must include a payment of $50.00. Reservations received after September 27th will cost our club an additional $5 per meal. Reservations are required to Susie Glass, 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. Questions: 760.744.0953 or Non-partisan event for men and women. Local Museum Still Free September 18 is Museum Day when museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission for the day. In Valley Center, however, the local History Museum has retained its long-standing policy of offering free admission at all times. Museum president William Boyett

fell, a comparable scene unfolded as the US scrambled to evacuate diplomats and staff from the US embassy in the Afghan capital. Source: Business Insider

Look at Afghanistan now. A repeat performance of the Fall of Saigon. Thousands of innocent Afghans . . . particularly those who aided the American cause, whether as part of the military, as translators, as part of the military government . . or the Afghan government . . . and who were promised security and protection . . . abandoned! Capture, torture and execution by The Taliban and ISIS await thousands of Afghans. Even innocent civilians. I spoke with Congressman Darrell Issa recently and asked him if we were going to be able to evacuate the Afghani's who had worked with the Americans:

Speaking to reporters at the White House on July 8, Biden said the Taliban was "not remotely comparable" to the North Vietnamese Army "in terms of capability."

"No," he said. "Congress neither approved the funds or gave direction to the military, nor did our Commander in Chief, that would provide for the evacution of our Afghan allies. We dilly-dallied way too long and now it is too late. (This interview took place before Kabul fell to the Taliban).

But after the Taliban stormed Kabul and the Afghan government

For over six decades, the Filipino veterans who were commissioned by the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight

"There's going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the - of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable," Biden said.

This is the second time Congressman Issa has seen a betrayal of a nation's military forces and civilians who had supported us.

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said Museum Day has a special significance this year, marking a reopening for many institutions across the country which have been shut for more than a year. Before the pandemic, the Valley Center visitor guest book had logged some 49,000 signatures and comments from guests who came from every state in the nation and many foreign countries.

Museum Day was launched 17 years ago by the Smithsonian whose own museums, like the one in Valley Center, are free yearround. Boyett said visitors are returning to the museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road in numbers comparable to pre-pandemic times, although groups and school tours are yet to be scheduled. The Valley Center History Museum is temporarily open Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, visit or call 760-7492993.

San Marcos Library Book Store Needs Volunteers - The San Marcos Library Book Store sells books to fund local library programs, and they are an all volunteer for America, now estimated at 18,000 from the original list of about 472,000, have been fighting for a war that they had already won but have yet to reap the benefits of. Congressman Issa went to work to protect the Filipinos. It is on record that Filipino soldiers who fought against the Japanese in the Philippines were ordered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt into service in the U.S. Army. When the war broke out, the Philippines was a colony of the U.S.. Therefore, the Filipino soldiers were American nationals serving the USA. The Rescission Act of 1946, took those benefits away.

President Roosevelt once said: "The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men (and women) who can dream of things that never were.....The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." And the valiant World War II Filipino heroes responded to this call and put their lives on the line to fight for the freedom that all of us now enjoy. Back in 2008, the U.S. Senate bill S. 1315, otherwise known as

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organization. They have recently reopened the book store after being closed off and on because of Covid and having lost about half of their volunteers. They are "Celebrating 32 years of service" and are looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested in meeting some new volunteers and have some extra time to give, please contact Michael Glen at 858.414.2373 or email

October Bird Club Meeting on Zoom North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, presents American Federation of Aviculturists (AFA) Conference Review by Cathy Kelly, AFA Southern California Regional Director. This Zoom meeting will be on October 2nd at 5:00pm. It is free for club members and by arrangement for others. More information at Escondido Senior Travel Information - Senior Travel only accepts cash or check for payment; no credit cards. Payment due for Day trips must be 4-6 weeks in advance. Payment due for overnight trips must be 6-8 weeks in advance. For information, visit The Escondido Senior Travel office is still working on a Pauma trip, as soon as the Pauma shuttle buses start up again. The next Travel Meeting will be at 1pm on Monday,

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they’ve always been there.

“This church congregation is old, dude,” the man says. “Goes way back in time.”

This church was founded in 1873, it was the first organized black congregation in Birmingham. Some very well-known American men and women have spoken from this pulpit. People you’ve heard of, like W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King Jr.

The old man goes on, “The last time Doctor King came here, this place was, like, standing room only. And it was hot, brother. The only air conditioner back then was your mama’s right hand.” This church, however, did not always have things so quaint. There is a headstone in the back of the building marking the reason why.

The year was 1963. On a midsummer day, a lot like today, things started off pretty normal. Downstairs some young church members were making preparations for the upcoming “Youth Day.” Youth Day was probably one of those things lots of churches still do. Fill the building with kids, sing your guts out, play games, eat some marvelous church-lady food. Repeat.

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On September 17, at 5:01 PM, a suspect shot from his vehicle into another occupied vehicle in Escondido. The victim vehicle was occupied by a 20-year-old male driver and a 15-year-old passenger. The driver of the victim vehicle received a gunshot wound and sought medical aid at Palomar Medical Center. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening and he was later released from the hospital. There is no known relationship between the suspect, the shooting victim, and passenger. The initial investigating officers obtained a description of the suspect and his vehicle.

At 6:12 PM, an Escondido Police Officer spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Ave. and Citrus Ave. The suspect fled from police and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

At 6:19 PM, the suspect crashed at the intersection of Bear Valley Pkwy and Encino Drive. At the conclusion of the vehicle pursuit, an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun at the scene. The suspect was transported to Palomar Medical Center and later died from his injuries.

The officer involved was not injured and his name will be

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released at a later time. The suspect is a 38-year-old Escondido resident and his name will not be released until his family is notified. This investigation is ongoing. WOMAN ATTACKS ESCONDIDO POLICE OFFICER WITH AXE

On September 20, at 8:55 a.m., Escondido Police dispatch received a 911 call of a woman near Valley Pkwy and Hickory Street hacking at the sidewalk with a short handle axe. Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate the suspicious person.

At 9:03 a.m., An Escondido Police Officer located the female on the corner of Grape Street North of Valley Pkwy. As the officer pulled onto Grape Street the female ran out into the street. The officer attempted to drive away but the woman swung the axe twice at the officer through the open driver’s window of the patrol car. The officer was struck two times on his left arm, causing a laceration. The woman ran to the parking lot of the vacant downtown Palomar Medical Center and hid inside of a utility building. Officers surrounded the structure and at 10:08 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody. The officer who was struck by the axe was treated for his injuries at Palomar Medical Center and his injuries are not life threatening. accented English . . but English. And their eyes lit up with pride in their accomplishment. They were serenading us. In English! My eyes were also affected. I found tears welling up and a tightness in my chest . . due to the same emotion. Pride. In our "kids." Time went by.

Man About Town

Remembering . .

About 45 years ago my then-wife, Mary, and I "adopted" two Mexican kids. The youngest, Miguel, was, maybe 14 or 15 years old. The older of the two, Juan Manuel, was, maybe 20. They had crossed the border and were seeking to learn English, to make a living, and to be happy. We made a home for them in our garage . . beds, furniture, dining table, all the comforts of home. They wanted to learn English so we booked them in an Adult Education class which they attended religiously.

I remember one Christmas season when Miguel and Juan Manuel called us together in our living room. They wanted to serenade us. They sang, "Silver Bells." Heavily

The boys returned home to La Mision, Baja Mexico . . about 40 miles south of the San Diego/Mexico border. Miguel met Maria, they married, and came back to the US. Miguel and Maria lived with us throughout her pregnancy. Juan Manuel stayed in La Mision.

Maria delivered a son, Aaron. Aaron has now grown into middle age. An adult. To this day Aaron calls me "grandpa."

Juan Manuel and his wife, Sylvia, also had several children, one of whom was Edgar. Edgar, at age 38, suffered from asthma and with what appeared to be an asthma attack, went to the hospital. It wasn't asthma. It was covid19. The next day, Edgar died.

Our youngest son, Kenny, called us and broke the news. He then went to La Mision yesterday for the serv-

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The suspect was identified as Aleisha Strickland and is a 28-yearold resident of Escondido. She was booked into Vista Detention Facility for PC 664/187 attempted murder and PC 245(c) – Assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Escondido Police Department, 760839-4722 or Detective Michelle Mayfield, 760-839-4926. Update – Three Suspects Arrested for the July 31st Shooting at Holiday Park

On Monday, September 13, the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested three men suspected of being involved in the July 31 shooting in the 3300 block of Eureka Avenue that resulted in one fatality and one seriously injured male. With the assistance of the San Francisco Police Department, officers arrested 34-year-old Christopher Burlie, 21-year-old Abraham Gomez and 19-year-old Solomon Jackson, all from Arkansas, in the 1500 block of Lombard Street in San Francisco.

The trio were arrested for homicide and attempted homicide. They are currently being held in the San Francisco County Jail pending extradition back to San Diego County.

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ices. "Dad, you and mom better not go. I'll represent the family. You are both high risk for covid 19."

In my case, I'm slightly over 65 [82], overweight, and am a diabetic. We heeded Kenny's advice and stayed here.

"The memorial service was very emotional," said Kenny. "Edgar's wife was inconsolable . . his two daughters and one son were as well. It got to me, big time."

Following the service the family and friends went to Fred Einer's old beachfront property right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Fred had a beautiful home on the beach that Mary and I had visited several times. Very upscale. Fred was a very wealthy Engineering Contractor, built and owned Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido (yet Fred did not drink). Fred has passed on and his beautiful property has been acquired by another wealthy individual. They scattered Edgar's ashes in the ocean and the salt in the ocean was enhanced considerably by the many tears shed at the distribution of the ashes by each member of his family as well as close friends. Kenny's tears were blended into the ocean with those of the family. "I left about 3am this morning; the freeways were clear. Cleared customs and the border quickly. Got home, took a nap and went to work around 8:30 this morning. Could

Letters to the Editor

Your "Cuban Missile Crisis" review is quite informative using Declassified Information.

As a Veteran of the United States Army Infantry and a Member of American Legion Post 149 in Escondido, should you announce a planned visit, there are many Veterans who may review their experience during this "CRISIS".

Within my first VA Medical Disability Request Refusal the VA Stated:"The Veteran Served During Peace Time ..." I copied the VA letter responding: "Has anyone told you of The Cuban Missile Crisis?"

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not get Edgar out of my mind all day. 38 years old. Leaving a wife and kids. Juan Manuel held it together pretty well until it came time to spread Edgar's ashes. Then he lost it. Sylvia was beside herself with grief. It's just so damned hard to see people hurting like that." The year 2020 will be hard to forget.

RIP Edgar Ramirez. •••• We wrote a glowing review last week for a newly remodeled and newly opened restaurant, Sierra Madre Cantina. In our review, sadly, we forgot two very important elements. The address: 329 W. Felicita Avenue, Escondido. And the phone number: 760.294.4889.

Every now and then your trusted editor messes up. This was one of those times. Our apologies to Juan Magana, the new owner of Sierra Madre Cantina. •••• KUSI-TV is one of my favorite news stations in San Diego. Dan Plante is one of my favorite commentators . . he tells it like it is - in plain, straight from the shoulder English.

But why do they close out news segments in the morning and midday with musical acts? In a newscast? And the musical acts are all second rate. And a distraction from the news. Time for a change.

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Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act, was supported by an overwhelming vote of 96-1, the expectation was that Speaker Pelosi would take the lead role in ensuring approval of this Bill in the Lower House, considering that her present leadership commands a "simple majority," or an equivalent of 218 members of Congress favoring its approval. To get S.1315 to pass the House, Speaker Pelosi will need all 230 House Democrats to support it and at least 60 House Republicans to reach the magic number of 290 (two-thirds of the 435 total number of House members) in order to call for a Suspension of the Rules that would avoid killer amendments that would delay, if not kill the bill. The leadership of Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) gathered enough

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Republicans to join the Democrats in reaching the number of 290. Congressman Issa gathered the Republican votes necessary to pass S.1315. Speaker Pelosi killed it.

The Filipinos were betrayed. Again.

America today is a country that betrays its citizens as well as its allies. The world no longer recognizes America as a major power that they can depend upon. Or trust. How can any ally, present, future, or potential, rely upon the US? Why would they commit their blood and treasure to support us when they now know we would most likely betray them when the chips were down?. We lack leadership. Smart, disciplined, honest leadership.

There is no question but what we have one of the world's finest military organizations. Our troopers, no matter which branch of the service, have shown their courage, their heroism, their dedication to duty. It's our leadership that is lacking. Congressman Darrell Issa Fighting for Filipino Veterans of WWII

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October 11. The office is only open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 12noon, (due to Covid).

Tuesday-Thursday, November 911; Single $288; Double $214. Reminder for those that are going to Laughlin, your payment is due by October 1st because the Riverside Hotel needs the rooming list and payment by the 8th. Travel to Laughlin on Tuesday to stay at the Riverside for 2 nights. On Wednesday, for those that wish to go we will travel to the small historical town of Oatman for shopping, a western shootout and a chance to see the wild donkeys. We will depart for home on Thursday morning. Check-in time, 8:30am.

Wednesday, December 8, Christmas with Elvis; $115. Travel to Alhambra for lunch and listen to Blue Christmas, Silent Night, and many more famous Elvis songs by an impersonator.

EAA October Open Show; Call for Artists - The Escondido Art Association (EAA) announces their Open Show for the month of October at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The theme for the show is " Out of this World,” and will be open to EAA members and non-members alike.

Look at some of the insane "rules of engagement" our troops had to contend with in Afghanistan: Rules Of Engagement In Afghanistan Problematic

Entry fees will apply: Members $20, 1st entry; $5.00 each 2nd & 3rd; Non-members $30, 1st entry; $10.00 each 2nd & 3rd. Take-in of art will be on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00am–4:00pm. “Out of this World” will run through Friday, November 5. All artwork must be picked up by Saturday, November 6 between 11:00am– 4:00pm. October 9th the Artists Gallery will host a free reception open to the public from 4:00pm until 6:30pm. The EAA is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego. New members are welcome and may visit our website, email us at, or call the Artists Gallery (442) 317-0980, for more info.

"100 Years of Broadway" Opens Thursday - This Thursday in the Broadway Theater we open our first teen production since the pandemic shut us down in March of 2020. These talented teens will take you on a trip through some of Broadway's biggest hits from the past 100 years. Only five performances, so get your tickets TODAY. All seats are $10.00 and everyone entering the theater is required to wear a mask - no exceptions. Playing dates are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday the 26th at 2:00pm. Box office is open

No night or surprise searches. Villagers have to be warned prior to searches. ANA or ANP must accompany U.S. units on searches. U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first.

U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present Well, isn't that just ducky?

I draw your attention to item 4 above. " U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first."

What panty-waist idiot armchair General came up with that beauty? Has he never heard of an ambush as a military operation? Has he never heard of snipers? Has he never been in combat?

We need to warn the enemy before we begin an attack? What kind of leadership is that? Why put our troops at risk and then not let them defend themselves and prosecute the war effort the way they have been trained? The only military area where this policy might apply is with something like the Marine Force Recon where the mission normally is "get in, observe, get out, report," typically behind enemy lines on a reconaissance mission. Force from 10am to 6pm daily; 760.806.7905. The theater is located at 340 E. Broadway, Vista, 92084.

10th Annual Fallbrook Scarecrow Days, October 1-31 - Skipping down the yellow brick road, the ScareCREW is preparing for the 10th year celebration of Scarecrow Days. Three new themes , Wizard of Oz, Ring Round The Rosy, and Repunzel, were created and will be displayed along with the popular favorites, businesses and residential scarecrows. Perched on a rooftop, Wizard of Oz characters have strength, courage and heart greeting cars. Rapunzel’s long yellow hair will drape over the edge of a building, and Ring Around the Rosy to be determined. The field of gaunt Silent People with flowing garments make the journey to Fallbrook for the third year. This display is an adaptation from Suomussalmi, Finland. Over a 1,000 Silent People created by Reuijo are on permanent display. Kids Corner, celebrating 10th Scarecrow Days, will have a scarecrow craft and goodies at Fallbrook Farmers Market on Saturdays through October 23rd on South Main Avenue. Harvest Faire is Sunday, October 17th, also at South Main Avenue.

Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens - Come join in for the 13th Fall Fun Festival in Vista on Saturday, October 16th,

Recon, however, is a highly trained force. If they are discovered and challenged they will defend themselves efficiently. And they won't warn the enemy when they are about to shoot.

General Curtis LeMay must be rolling in his grave. LeMay, onetime head of SAC (Strategic Air Command) had one mission. Destroy the enemy. When he attacked a target he intended the target and its inhabitants to be reduced to cinders. He was very successful. War is not a pleasant experience. For warriors and civilians alike. But wars, if they must be fought, must be fought to win. Not to moly-coddle or observe "political correctness." The object of war is to kill the enemy. To defeat him. Not to invite him for tea and crumpets. And, certainly, not to wait till he fires at us to fire at him. General Colin Powell said it best: "when a nation is engaging in war, every resource and tool should be used to achieve decisive force against the enemy, minimizing casualties and ending the conflict quickly by forcing the weaker force to capitulate." Colin Powell: "Never Again vs. Limited War" policy debates (either win or don't start versus value of limited war)

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from 10am to 3pm. This festival has been a community tradition for 13 years and is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful and diverse features of Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Entry to the Gardens is free for all visitors. Current health guidelines will be posted at this Festival.

Walk the 14 acres filled with rare plants, new Children's Garden Discovery Trail, Ricardo Breceda sculptures, and intriguing water features. Featured this year is a plant sale from our GrowGetters, and vendors will sell their jewelry and other crafts. Vendors can sign up on the website. Amigos de Vista Lions Club will sell BBQ lunch. Snacks and water will be available for sale.

Kids' crafts will include painting pumpkins, macaroni necklaces, a beanbag toss, worms discovery, and other fall activities. This year's Scarecrow Contest will be for scarecrows constructed at home. Register and pick up scarecrow supplies at the Children's Garden on Saturday, October 9th between 10am and 2pm OR Friday, October 15th between 10am and 1pm. Your deposit of $10 covers the armature (sticks), a head, stuffing, and whatever clothes you choose from our collection. $5 will be returned to

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In 1991, I was asked why the US could not assume a “limited” role in Bosnia. I had been engaged in limited military involvements before, in Vietnam for starters. I said, “As soon as they tell me it’s limited, it means they do not care whether you achieve a result or not. As soon as they tell me ‘surgical,’ I head for the bunker.” I criticized the pseudo-policy of establishing a US “presence” without a defined mission in trouble spots. This approach had cost the lives of 241 Marines in Lebanon. Source: My American Journey, by Colin Powell, p. 543-4 , Jan 1, 1995 In the war planning for the 1991 Gulf War. Powell, (see photo

above) as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, illustrates the difference. After Saddam invaded Kuwait in 1991, George H. W. Bush asked Powell how many troops it would take to provide an offensive option--the capacity to drive Saddam’s army out of Kuwait. The resulting concept was “Go in big, and end it quickly. We could not put the US through another Vietnam.” The plan to use overwhelming force to guarantee victory became known as the Powell Doctrine.

Source: State of Denial, by Bob Woodward, p. 81-83&100 , Oct 1, 2006

Retired Marine Corps Colonel Paul "Mac" McNamara, (see photo at left) currently Escondido's Mayor, commented that some strategists are now opining that the current strategy of "surgical strikes of ' s m a r t bombs' and 'drones' is not as effective as a full scale bombing of the target; destroying it. Reducing the target area and inhabitants "to cinders," (much like General Curtis LeMay envisioned during WWII).

America no longer even remotely resembles what the founders envisioned

The last time America, as a nation, came together was during World War II. The entire nation accepted and endured sacrifice as part of the effort of total commitment to win a war. We truly were "The United States of America." The next time was September 11th. On September 12th, we came together, again, as a nation.

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Not so much anymore.

Why must we suffer a World War or a catastrophic attack on our homeland before we, as a nation, come together?

Why do we continue to have weak, undisciplined leadership at both the military and civilian government level? Our military are still willing to head into a combat zone, putting their lives and limbs on the line, all to defend our nation. Whether or not our civilian population is willing, or even able, to physically and emotionally be willing to sacrifice if we were to go to war again, is questionable. Young people, and even today's adults today have gotten used to a rather easy life. Many are pampered and get their little feelings bruised ever so easily. Older readers will remember World War II and what they had to sacrifice. Just How Tough Was World War II Rationing? Very!

People were asked to change their eating habits in order to help preserve more essential food for American troops. Things like sugar, butter and meat were all in short supply to the average public. People received ration coupons, which they used when purchasing items.

And it wasn’t just eating, People were also limited as to the amount of gasoline they could purchase. By the end of 1942, more than half of the vehicles in the country were limited to just four gallons of fuel a week (cars on average got about 15 MPG). War workers and other “essential” personnel could get more gasoline, but the vast majority of the public was limited in terms of personal driving. Other industrial goods were also rationed. Tires were the first, because most rubber came from the Dutch East Indies, which was controlled by Japan. But steel was also crucial to the war effort. Consumer car production during the war was suspended. Manufacturers looked for alternate ways to package canned food goods.

People coped. Magazines discussed ways to use soy and other non-traditional products as meat and sugar substitutes. People planted Victory Gardens, backyard or neighborhood gardens where they could get unlimited amounts of vegetables for the dinner table.

The government asked people to buy War Bonds, essentially helping to financially support the war OVER AND ABOVE the taxes they paid. Bonds matured in 10 years and sold at 75% of their value. Bond sales totaled $185.7 BIL-

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Funding for our local firefighters

Many can remember recent San Diego wildfire disasters, including the Cedar, Witch, Cocos, Guejito and Lilac fires which devastated so much of this region. North County Fire Protection District, Valley Center Fire Protection District, and the Rincon Fire Department all serve communities with designated Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. There is a clear need to support our rural fire agencies. This year, in light of the state’s $38 billion budget surplus, I made three funding requests from the Assembly Budget Committee. Though questions have arisen involving funding for statewide fire suppression, I’m very happy to report my efforts to obtain local funding were successful. The North County Fire Protection District recently took over a former volunteer fire station in Rainbow serving hard-to-reach areas, and additional funding became necessary. The station is being converted to full-time staffing and modular living quarters for the staff must be provided. The building also has significant deferred maintenance, and is in desperate need of an upgrade.

Valley Center Fire Protection District has seen significant call volume increases in recent years, and a third fire station in an underserved area has become necessary. The District also must upgrade existing facilities, and

is in need of a new Brush Fire Engine.

The Rincon Fire Department needs to replace an outdated fire apparatus. The current apparatus is over 12 years old and is frequently out-ofservice. Last year the vehicle was unavailable three times when Rincon Fire was called to assist with large fire emergencies in Northern California. The Department’s existing radios are not compatible with new communications technology, and upgraded PPE is sorely needed. . Happily, my funding request was approved for $2,660,000 so these three rural districts, which do so much to safeguard our homes, our communities and our very lives can continue their vital, life-saving mission.

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.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Tour Our Trails

I’m a huge supporter of activities that promote the health and wellbeing of residents in North County. We are incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful County, that has a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking. The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation manages hundreds of miles of trails in over 130 parks and preserves across San Diego.

If you’re looking for somewhere to go, the San Elijo Lagoon is a great place to start. It’s an easy trail with a nature center loop of .75 miles. The lagoon is one of San Diego’s largest wetlands with a shallow water estuary. Also, there’s the Guajome Regional Park in Oceanside. It’s an easy 3-mile loop dirt trail that meanders through woodland, chaparral, wetland and mixed grassland habitats. The routes are flat and cater to people of all abilities year-around.

Or climb through 774 acres of open space in the Del Dios Highlands County Preserve. The moderate level trek spans 2.6+ miles around several bends and a high point offers views of Lake Hodges and the Pacific Ocean.

If you want a challenge, check out Hellhole Canyon County Preserve in Valley Center. The Hell Creek Trail offers 13.5 miles of moderateto-advanced paths above Hell Creek to the top of Rodriguez Mountain. In the spring, lilac blooms shine white and purple as far as the eye can see! You can find more information at

As I mentioned earlier, we are incredibly fortunate to live in such a beautiful County, let’s take advantage of all it has to offer by getting outside!

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Q: In 2019, we bought VIP tickets to the 2020 Tampa Bay Blues Festival. Because of COVID-19, organizers have rescheduled the festival twice. Along this two-year journey, ticket holders were twice offered refunds or to "roll" them over to the next year -- and then the next year. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen medical issues with my husband in late 2020, we are now asking for a refund. The organizers will not respond to voice messages or emails other than a "form" letter denying our refund request. I would like my $1,000 refunded since my husband's doctor has told us to refrain from going to concerts. -- Donna Dandrea, Estell Manor, N.J.

A: I'm sorry about your husband's condition. If the organizers offered a refund, they should send you one promptly. But did they?

You sent a Facebook post which you say showed that the organizers had offered a refund. It seemed like an open-and-shut case. But like so many other cases during the pandemic, there was more to this.

Typically, concert tickets are nonrefundable. You can buy insurance to protect you from a cancellation, and you can always try to resell your tickets. But once you buy a concert or music festival ticket, you own it. I asked the organizers about that Facebook post. A festival representative said the original post "was intended to alert folks of the festival postponement order" by Tampa officials.

"We had no idea at that time whether the entire festival could be salvaged," he added. "This was early in the COVID-19 crisis, and no one knew much about our collective futures."

But soon after that, the organizers of the Tampa Bay Blues Festival rescheduled the entire event. They even included the original artists.

If the event had been canceled, then everyone would have received a refund, the representative added. "Fortunately, such a total cancellation did not occur."

The <a href="">terms of your purchase</a> were clear: Your tickets were nonrefundable. The organizers also believed the terms allowed them to reschedule the event and not offer a refund. According to the organizers, a social media post does not eliminate any contractual arrangements with you. I disagree. The event didn't take place on the day it had been scheduled. In my book, that is a cancellation. The event organizers are treating this as they would a brief rain delay. But the event has been rescheduled to April 8, 2022. That's a lot of rain!

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What's more, the organizers should have been compassionate about your circumstances. If your husband's health has deteriorated and you can no longer attend the festival, that should count for something.

I contacted the Tampa Bay Blues Festival on your behalf. The organizers offered to help you resell your tickets. But unfortunately, they refused your request for a refund. I recommend asking your bank if it might allow you to dispute your credit card charges.

Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at © 2021 Christopher Elliott.



Q: Last year, I bought a BritRail eightday pass through ACP Rail. I couldn't use the tickets because of the COVID19 outbreak. I asked for an extension, and a representative told me to return the paper tickets. I did so last summer. Since then, I've inquired several times about the status of my extension. They say they are working on it.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

A Disease That Will Sneak Up On You

Historically speaking, a 19th century malady that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s modern society is “Parkinson’s Disease.” PD is thought to occur primarily with the elderly. That’s not necessarily always the case. There are no easy explanations to its cause and it can hit all ages … even the young.

Males are more often affected than females at a ratio of around 3 to 2. When it is seen in people younger than the age of 50, it is called “early-onset Parkinson’s.”

It's been more than a year. Could you please help me get either an extension or a refund for my BritRail tickets? -Brent Norgaard, Minneapolis

A: If ACP Rail offered an extension for your BritRail tickets, it should have processed the extension quickly. ACP is a distributor of rail products. It has an exclusive arrangement to sell BritRail tickets, so it should have been able to fix your ticket quickly.

What happened? The pandemic. ACP was working on thousands of ticket requests like yours. And what should have been a routine extension turned into a one-year wait. "Given the fact that we have been offpremise for almost four months and due to the backlog of work, we do expect some delays," a representative told you. "We are doing our utmost to ensure all cases are actioned as quickly as possible but ask for your kind patience as we diligently work through the backlog."

It looks as if ACP intended to refund your tickets rather than try to extend them. You can read its refund rules <a href="">on the ACP site</a>. Generally, rail tickets are more flexible than airline tickets, and you were better off just taking the refund and buying new tickets when you needed them.

Under the <a href=" -passes/britrail-pass/">terms of your purchase</a>, you should be able to get a full refund. BritRail notes that it will refund your purchase if "the unvalidated Pass or original exchange coupon or voucher is returned to the office from which it was purchased within 11 months from the date of issue (unless a different time period is spec-

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When young people like actor Michael J. Fox, boxer Muhammed Ali, and singer Linda Ronstadt are afflicted the age factor sort of goes out the window. Fox was 27 when he was diagnosed; Ali was 38, and Ronstadt was 67, but I don’t consider any age in the sixties as “elderly.” Still, older victims such as well-known actor Alan Alda are more commonplace. I was 75 when I was diagnosed.

PD is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor nerves. The symptoms usually emerge slowly, and as the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more common. The most obvious early symptoms are tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking and keeping balanced. By 2015, it was estimated PD affected more than 6 million people and resulted in about 117,400 deaths globally. The average life expectancy following diagnosis is between 7 and 15 years.

The cause of PD is unknown with both inherited and environmental factors being believed to play a role. Those with a family member affected by PD are at an increased risk of getting the disease, with certain genes known to be inheritable risk factors. Other risk factors are those who have been exposed to certain pesticides and who have prior head injuries. Cognitive and behavioral problems also may occur with many victims suffering from depression, anxiety, and apathy. Dementia can become commonplace

in the advanced stages of PD.

Boxers such as Ali, and those sports figures who have sustained a number of blows to head often have developed PD. Football players often are victims of PD. Football organizations at all levels lately have established a number of rules and procedures to minimize head trauma.

Those suffering with Parkinson's also can have problems with their sleep and sensory systems. The motor symptoms of the disease result from the dead cells in the mid-brain leading to a dopamine deficit. The cause of this cell death is not very well understood. Diagnosis of typical PD cases is usually based on symptoms when motor skills difficulties are the patient’s chief complaint. The bad news at this point in time: no cure for PD is known. For those of us with PD, treatment can reduce the effects of the symptoms. Initial treatment is done typically with medications such as levodopa, or dopamine agonists. As the disease progresses, experience has shown these medications become less effective.

Actor Fox has greatly increased the public awareness of the disease. After diagnosis, Fox embraced his Parkinson's in television roles, sometimes acting without medication, to further illustrate the effects of the condition. He has appeared before Congress without medication to illustrate the effects of the disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to develop a cure for Parkinson's disease. Professional cyclist and Olympic medalist Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's at age 40, started the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2004 to support PD research, focusing on quality of life for people with the disease.

Boxer Ali showed signs of PD when he was 38, but was not diagnosed until he was 42. He has been called the "world's most famous Parkinson's patient.” There continues to be debate on whether he actually had PD caused from boxing. At the time of his suicide in 2014, actor-comedian Robin Williams had been diagnosed with PD. A physician initially assesses for PD with a careful medical and neurological history. Focus is put on confirming motor symptoms and supporting tests with clinical diagnostic criteria being discussed by a physician and PD specialist. Be aware multiple causes often mimic PD making it look similar to the disease. Stroke, certain medications, and toxins can cause "secondary parkinsonism" and need to be thoroughly and properly assessed. Parkinson-plus syndromes, such as progressive palsy and multiple system atrophy should be considered and ruled out appropriately due to different treatment and disease progression.

For those losing their motor skills such as walking and difficulties in keeping balance, swallow your pride and use a walker both indoors and out. The results of a bad fall can be worse than any disease. The above information on PD is just that … information. It is a complex disease and should be thoroughly discussed with your physician and a PD specialist to make sure you get the correct information and treatment.

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LION during the war, and more than 85 million Americans — half the population — purchased them.

Everyone, including children, was issued a ration book, each of which had a certain number of rationing points per week. Meat and processed foods, vital for soldiers abroad, had high points. Fresh fruit and vegetables had no points. Supplies such as gasoline, butter, canned milk and sugar were rationed so they could be provided for the war effort. Many people got three gallons of gas a week. The

people here were standing in line for sugar, the first and last commodity that was rationed. The allocation was half a pound a week, half of what Americans typically consumed. Armies travel on their bellies. Although the federal government was promoting increased production of food, it also encouraged curtailing food waste. Citizens were told to eat their leftovers and “lick their plate clean." Mechanized warfare requires plenty of gasoline and oil. Civilians were asked to dress warmly in order to preserve oil and fuel for military transportation purposes.

Rationing gasoline and other fuels kept energy-hungry tanks and battleships running. The government urged people to cut down on anything that strained fuel resources — even taking long showers.

Scrap drives were a common way people could provide for the war effort. Contributing rags, rubber, paper or metal could help the government build airplanes and other equipment needed to fight the war. The first nonfood item rationed was rubber, because many of Asia’s rubber plantations were under Japanese control. President Roosevelt asked citizens to help by contributing old tires, rubber raincoats, garden hoses, shoes and bathing caps.

The U.S. Treasury offered a series of war bonds citizens could purchase to invest in the country and, ideally, one’s own financial future. A $25 war bond could be purchased for $18.75. The government would use the money to pay for military equipment. After about 10 years the bond could be redeemed for $25, a nearly 3 percent average annual return. I'm beginning to think America needs to have a broader public discussion about the direction of the country and whether it is heading toward turbulence that could rip the nation apart.

America's Will as a Nation: China's President Xi Jinping recognizes this danger and urged Chinese

citizens to “discard their illusions” about having an easy life and “dare to struggle” to protect the country’s sovereignty and security

Is the downward trend of America in a reversible decline, after only 250 years? All indicators are that we are headed in that direction, and quickly.

All empires fall, after all. It’s just a matter of time before America goes the way of Rome.

In 2014, a study partly funded by NASA warned that the fall of the Roman Empire is testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent.

The National Intelligence Counsel's Global Trends 2030 says that in the coming decades the US will be mired in internal crises as a result of low economic growth. The Intelligence community seems certain that ticking debt-bombs and social instability will mightily diminish America’s global standing. • The era of U.S. Dollar is coming to an end The US runs trade deficits with virtually every country in the world.

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you when the completed scarecrow is brought back to the Gardens. Create your scarecrow at home using your own colorful clothes and bling. Bring your completed scarecrow to the Gardens for judging on Friday, October 15 between 10am and 1pm, or Saturday, October 16th between 9am and 12noon. Homemade scarecrows can also be registered for the contest for $5 that day. Judges will choose winners, and gift card and other prizes will be delivered to 3 creative families. Scarecrows stay at the Gardens through August 1, 2022. The Gardens are open every day for a $5 entry fee, free for members, and are located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Phone 760.822.6824, , or visit the website at Contact about the kids crafts and scarecrow

Get Ready, The Fall Grand Avenue Festival is Coming - On Sunday, October 17th, the Fall Grand Avenue Festival will be a reality along Grand Avenue in Escondido. With the new layout design that places all the street vendor booths along the center of Grand Avenue, the storefronts of our vibrant downtown businesses will be easily seen and accessed by attendees.

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This year, the Grand Avenue Festival will take place in our historic downtown on Grand Avenue from Escondido Blvd to Ivy St. You'll be able to shop from hundreds of vendors for unique handcrafted gifts and imports, enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment at the Maple Street Community Stage from 9am to 5pm. New this year will be a Beer & Wine Garden at Maple & Grand and a Homebrew Expo hosted by Wild West Homebrew Supply @ Kalmia. And there's more. Such as the Creative Kids Corner at Juniper & Grand that will feature Robotic Team Demonstrations from local High Schools, and the ever-popular Art In The Garden at Heritage Garden. Grant Avenue Festival entertainment is from local schools, dance, performing arts and music groups. To perform at the GAF, submit a Performer Application to the GAF Committee. Performance times vary from 10-60 minutes. Vendors may apply at Kennedy and Associates. Downtown Escondido Businesses and Escondido Chamber Members are given first consideration if the application is submitted 60 days before the event. For more information, contact the Escondido Chamber at 720 No. Broadway, Escondido, or call 760.745.2125. Daughters of the American Revolution Honored Cadet Sofia Musgrove - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was honored to

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present the DAR Outstanding Cadet Award to PO2 Sofia Musgrove, a member of the Michael A Monsoor Battalion, US Navy Sea Cadets.

Pictured: Wanda Prosser, Sofia Musgrove, Valencia Jones

Sofia was recommended for this award by her unit commander, LCDR Valencia Jones. This award “recognizes a cadet that has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage, and patriotism”. Honorary Chapter Regent, Wanda Prosser, presented the certificate, medal, and a monetary award as the DAR representative for chapter regent, Laura Horn. Due to Covid restrictions, the award was not presented in front of the battalion but in a private ceremony attended by family. Sofia will be attending the University of Tampa ROTC program and majoring in cyber security.

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education and promoting patriotism. It is open to any female eight-

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DAR Donates to Gary Sinise Foundation for Veteran's Specialized Home - Adele Lancaster, honorary California DAR state regent and member of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), had the honor to meet Daniel "Doc' Jacobs, an Iraq War Veteran, who will be the recipient of a Gary Sinise Foundation 'smart home'. Donations from Lancaster's state regent's project helped to fund the specialized kitchen in this home. Jacobs, a Navy hospital corpsman was two weeks away Pictured: Adele from ending his Lancaster & Doc Jacobs tour when a roadside bomb hit his Humvee. Suffering major injuries, Jacobs applied tourniquets to his wounds and managed to attend to the wounds of those around him. He is credited with saving multiple lives, including his own. Jacob's left leg was amputated below the knee and the right leg is in danger of the same fate, fifteen

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The U.S. is only a few years away from another financial crisis The splintering of a civilization doesn’t happen overnight; it’s a gradual process. The United States is diminishing in power geopolitically, militarily, financially, economically, socially, in matters of healthcare, and/or on environmental issues. The United States is no longer the only uncontested superpower to dominate in every domain in every region of the world.

In a 2021 poll of 1,019 Americans just after the riot at the Capitol, 79% of those surveyed said that America is "falling apart". • Military

According to a 98-page report by National Defense Strategy Commission, "America's longstanding military advantages have diminished", and "The country's strategic margin for error has become distressingly small. Doubts about America's ability to deter and, if necessary, defeat opponents and honor its global commitments have proliferated." The report cited "political dysfunction" and "budget caps" as factors restraining the government from keeping pace with threats in what the report described as "a crisis of national security."

In 2018, Air Force General Frank Gorenc said that the United States airpower advantage over Russia and China was shrinking. According to Loren Thompson, the military's decline began when defense secretary Dick Cheney stopped a hundred major weapons programs 25 years ago when the Soviet Union collapsed. 130 Retired Generals, Admirals Demand Resignations From Milley, Austin Over Afghanistan Disaster By Ryan Saavedra • Sep 2, 2021

The retired admirals and generals said that both Milley and Austin need to resign “based on negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

The letter noted the numerous U.S. citizens and Afghan allies, including the man who helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) in 2008 when his helicopter was forced to land in a dangerous area in Afghanistan due to severe weather, who had been left behind by the administration when they pulled out of the country earlier this year.

The Flag Officers said that Milley and Austin should have strongly pushed back on Biden’s plans and, if Biden refused to heed their warnings about what would happen, they should have immediately resigned and made a public statement about the matter.

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• Deficit spending

Paul Kennedy posits that continued deficit spending, especially on military build-up, is the single most important reason for decline of any great power. The costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now estimated to run as high as $4.4 trillion, which Kennedy deems a major victory for Osama bin Laden, whose announced goal was to bankrupt America by drawing it into a trap. By 2011 the U.S. military budget — almost matching that of the rest of the world combined — was higher in real terms than at any time since WWII. There were 38 large and mediumsized American facilities spread around the globe in 2005—mostly air and naval bases—approximately the same number as Britain's 36 naval bases and army garrisons at its imperial zenith in 1898. • Culture

William J. Bennett argues that America's cultural decline is signaling "a shift in the public's attitudes and beliefs". • Political polarization

According to a report by Oxford researchers including sociologist Philip N. Howard, social media played a major role in political polarization in the United States, due to computational propaganda -"the use of automation, algorithms, and big-data analytics to manipulate public life" -- such as the spread of fake news and conspiracy theories. According to survey data compiled from YouGov, Nationscape, and the Voter Study Group, 36% of Republican and 33% of Democrat respondents say that they "feel justified to use violence to advance political goals". This represents a sharp increase from 2017, in which only 8% of Republican and 8% of Democrat respondents said the same. • Factors and debates

Political scientist Matthew Kroenig states "according to an emerging conventional wisdom, China has the leg up on the U.S. in part because its authoritarian government can strategically plan for the long term, unencumbered by competing branches of government, regular elections, and public opinion.”

According to David Leonhardt, "China has also made stark progress in other areas over the past decade. It is close to becoming the world’s leading funder of scientific research and development, thanks to soaring increases in China and meager ones in the United States. " • Foreign policy

In May 2020, in accordance with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, the Trump admin-

istration delivered a report, "U.S. Strategic Approach to the People's Republic of China" to members of the U.S. Congress. The report states a whole-of-government approach to China under the 2017 National Security Strategy, which says it is time the U.S. "rethink the failed policies of the past two decades – policies based on the assumption that engagement with rivals and their inclusion in international institutions and global commerce would turn them into benign actors and trustworthy partners". The report says it "reflects a fundamental reevaluation of how the United States understands and responds to" the leaders of China, adding "The United States recognizes the longterm strategic competition between our two systems."

In February 2021, President Joe Biden said that China is the "most serious competitor" that poses challenges on the "prosperity, security, and democratic values" of the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that previous optimistic approaches to China were flawed, and that China poses "the most significant challenge of any nation-state in the world to the United States". Blinken also agreed that Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, "was right in taking a tougher approach to China". Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying. As we Americans look about us, we don’t recognize our country.

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Say HELLO to Amigo! Amigo may be a senior fellow, but he has plenty of energy. In his previous home it was noted that he loves to walk several times a day, and loves to run! Amigo enjoys going for rides in the car as well. At night, Amigo would snuggle with his blanket in his large crate and snooze the night away.

Changes in who we are as a people have occurred, and we find ourselves spiritually and intellectual weakened. We no longer have a sense of political “community,” and our many disparate parts no longer cohere. Hopes, institutions, and opportunities that sustained our sense of community in past times are today insufficient and no longer sustain a vital “center.” • Lack of will

“Lack of Will” on the part of elected leaders is serious. Had the men at Lexington and Concord lacked a will to fight, we would not have pursued “independence” from King George III. Had Union troops at Gettysburg buckled before Gen. George Pickett’s charge, the finale of our Civil War would not have occurred when and with the same result as it did. So, too, at Belleau Wood in World War I and Omaha Beach in World War II and the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, the will of Americans was tested and not found wanting. American politicians are elected from citizenry less well-educated than in generations past. The leaders of our War of Independence and the Philadelphia Convention had read the history of Rome and Greece and works by Cicero, Solon, Aristotle and Plato. In 1831 when Alexis de Tocqueville

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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

Connecting seniors with technology

The City of San Marcos senior services team continues to bring innovative and exciting programs to the 50+ community in San Marcos. Through their new program ¬– Connecting Seniors with Technology – 25 seniors are empowered to use technology in their daily lives to stay connected, happy and healthy.

During the pandemic, San Marcos staff recognized the technology barriers that many seniors were facing. Participants in the technology program have been given a tablet to borrow for one year, plus training to increase confidence and experience with technology, thanks to a $14,910 grant from the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation. Following the one-year tablet loan program, the devices will be available for daily check-out to seniors at the Senior Activity Center. Interested in volunteering for the Connecting Seniors with Technology program? Contact the program supervisor, Jennifer Overman, at or (760) 744-5535 x3608.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Keeping Our Streets Litter-Free

To address the increased amount of trash littering Vista’s roadways, the City has added an additional day to the clean up crews’ maintenance schedule. Crews are now able to specifically focus on streets identified as having the highest amount of litter. Litter increases the risks of fire, pollutes local waterways, threatens wildlife, and diverts funds from other essential road maintenance activities. You can also be part of the solution by disposing of trash responsibly and securing cargo loads before driving on the road. Everyone’s help in preventing trash from making it to the roadways is appreciated! The public is also encouraged to report litter through our city mobile app, Access Vista, or online at

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toured America, Tocqueville found “very few men who displayed any of that manly candor and that masculine independence of opinion which frequently distinguished the Americans in former times.”

“There is so little distinguished talent among the heads of Government,” he wrote, “the most able men in the United States are very rarely placed at the head of affairs.”

Our elected officials are mediocre for the most part because, since the late 1960s when the Johnson Administration flooded American colleges with undergraduates, college administrators removed curricular requirements from undergraduate degree programs. No longer were students required to study American government, Economics, nor the History of Western Civilization, even fewer were required to learn a foreign language. For close to half a century—since the anti-Vietnam war campus protests—we have dumbed-down our college-educated citizens. The results may be seen in

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Last week I wrote about 9/11 and how during crisis we put our differences aside and our unified American character comes out. Well, we just had a recall election, and our Governor was not recalled. And while it is not the same, there is some commonality. I do believe that we have, if not crisis to contend with, big challenges ahead of us. So, I think it is time we put our differences aside and let that unified American character come out. As one wag put it – if you want to agree with an elected official 100% of the time, run for office. There is a lot of truth to that statement. I don’t agree with my elected officials all the time either. And it is OK to disagree or offer alternatives. Debate and discussion help us find good solutions. But the idea of the current cancel culture is hurting us as a community. And we need to stop it. The recall effort was a waste of our tax dollars. Having the ability to recall is an important process. But it wasn’t designed to be used just because you disagree, that is what a periodic election is for. So let’s put this behind us and tackle the tough challenges facing us together and with respectful debate. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido

the faces, reflecting vacant minds, of elected officials and fearful educators.

Irving Kristol’s analysis contains a very hard truth: that a New Class has arrived with a “hidden” agenda of intense regulations and motivated by utopian aspirations that in the 20th century were openly “socialist.” The New Class distrusts “the people” because they have expertise that ordinary folks wouldn’t understand. The decline of American culture, according to Jeffrey Goldfarb. • Public opinion

2018 polls placed the U.S. leadership a notch below China's 31% and left Germany as the most popular power with an approval of 41%. • In popular culture

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The Evolution of Cars and Computers

In 1954 a prominent local doctor in my home town, Doc Malcolm, bought a new Mercedes 300 SSL coup. A thing of beauty, this twin seat sports car had a top speed of 165MPH. In the 1960s, domestic muscle cars proliferated, Charger, Camaro, GTO, Mustang, Cobra, Corvette and a host of European cars had engines rated at up to 800HP and top speeds well over 200MPH. In the 1970s and 80s inflation and the gas crunch quenched our lust for performance and fun and we became “practical.” This was the era of cheap shoddy economy cars like Pinto, Gremlin, Dart, Vega and the worst car ever built the Yugo. Truckers, cabbies, fleet managers and race car drivers have always been expert at matching the attrib-

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Capitol Hill, it's the need to protect people in Afghanistan who've worked alongside Americans -- as translators and drivers, among other roles -- under impossibly difficult circumstances. The end of the U.S. war may be controversial, but taking care of those who face deadly retribution for having helped us should be a no-brainer. "It is a life and death situation," Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) said last month. "It'll be a black eye on the United States if we don't do everything in our power to protect these allies."

Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), a decorated retired Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been helping lead the effort to save these Afghans' lives by expediting the process for them to receive special immigrant visas (SIVs), raising the federal cap and waiving application requirements. Matt Zeller, a U.S. Army veteran and co-chair of the advisory board of the Association of Wartime Allies, a group that works to support Afghans who worked with the U.S. military, said the departure of U.S. diplomats left a sinking feeling for his contacts who remain in Kabul. “The sense on the ground is panic,” he said. “People describe Kabul as a scene reminiscent of the

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utes of motor vehicles to their particular needs. Today, over a hundred years into “automobiles age,” most of us consumers regard our vehicles as a practical necessity rather than a status symbol or toy. We finally understand the balance between performance, reliability and economy and make our choices accordingly. It took us a while to get there but we are much better at judging what vehicles best fit our needs and life styles. With personal computers, we’re not quite there yet. As with vehicle professionals, computer professionals (software developers, ITs, designers, video/audio editors and gamers etc) understand the attributes of computer functions and are able to select configurations optimized to their needs. But many non-professionals like business, home and school computer users are stuck somewhere between muscle cars and Yugos.

responded by flooding retail shelves with foreign made, cheap, low quality products. In earlier days PCs were not required to hold up for more than a couple years because they typically became technically obsolete in a couple years. Today it is entirely different. Most PCs built in the past ten years do have the speed, memory and storage equal to new retail PCs in performing Internet and common stand alone applications.

Modern “Retail” PCs are made as cheaply as possible with low-end components and short warranty periods in order to price compete among competition for retail shoppers. But only half of the World’s

PCs are sold to retail consumers. The other half are professional models sold to schools, governments and corporations. These professional or “enterprise” models may have the same Dell, HP or Lenovo logo as the retail models but they are a completely different product. Enterprise models command at least twice the price of new retail models. They are manufactured with highest quality components and designed to outperform and outlast their retail cousins. These are the “refurbs” (notebooks, desktops, all-in Ones and Micros) that we specialize in selling and custom configuring. Come on in and see for yourself.

Auto makers in the late 60s continued to push muscle cars even though the American consumer was no longer interested in “the need for speed.” When they realized that big engines and high speeds were no longer sales points the “Yugo Age” was born. Auto-makers rushed to introduce dozens of ultra-cheap, low quality economy cars. Similarly, PC marketers Dell, HP and Lenovo along with retailers like Costco and Best Buy saw that pure speed was no longer an important feature for most PC consumers. Like the auto makers fifty years before, computer companies mid-90s — families are selling everything and doing whatever they can to flee the country.”

About half of all SIV applicants live outside of Kabul, and the embassy will not do anything to help them get to the capital city, the aide said. The Past is Prologue:

By 1974, North Vietnamese troops had violated the Paris Peace Accords and renewed their assault on the South. It was clear the Republic of Vietnam would fall. In April of '75, North Vietnamese troops approached the southern capitol of Saigon. President Gerald Ford ordered all U.S. troops and citizens out of the country.

President Ford: -- "permit the movement of refugees to the area of their choice." And on April 29th, Armed Forces Radio began playing White Christmas to signal an evacuation was underway. The final days . . . of Saigon:

Captain Gerald Berry was assigned to rescue U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin. The mission evolved into an 18-hour day of shuttling people to an armada of ships waiting in the South China Sea. And as Berry flew toward the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, he could see enemy tanks approaching the city.

"So I land behind the embassy and said, 'I'm here to get the Ambassador.' Because I'm thinking somebody told him I was coming to get him. Well then somebody else gets on the phone and said, 'Well, the Ambassador isn't coming.' I said, 'Really? I'm supposed to get him.' 'Well, no he's not.' So take a lift of these, so they loaded Vietnamese on." In the early hours of April 30th, despite multiple flights with hundreds of evacuees and with time running out, Berry uttered three words that meant it was imperative for the U.S. diplomat to leave. "I'm not leaving the roof until the Ambassador is on board. And out of nowhere I just, I said, 'The President sends.' Two minutes later -- all this guy wanted was an order from the President to come out. That's all he needed. I could have said that at twelve in the afternoon. So he comes up, gets on, we fly out with the Ambassador and you make the call, Tiger, Tiger, Tiger. That means the Ambassador is out."

"Personally I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed that we, the United States of America, is being humiliated and is leaving an area that we had come to defend and we had been defeated. Yes, we have chosen to leave but we have chosen to leave because it is no longer defendable with the resources that we have chosen to commit and the

limits that we have put on our involvement in South Vietnam."

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? I, like Friedrich Gomez, and, I suspect, many of our readers . . . Want My Country Back!

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ified by your travel agent). Passes or tickets must bear no evidence of having been tampered with in any way."

Curiously, there's no promised timeline for a refund. But I think you've been more than patient with ACP Rail and BritRail. It's time for action, regardless of the pandemic. You could have appealed this first to the agency and then to BritRail. We list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="">BritRail customer service executives</a> on my consumer advocacy site, I contacted ACP Rail on your behalf, and it issued a full refund, as promised. Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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"BLIND MAN'S BLUFF" is a description of the Reagan Years during the Cold War AND tells of Submarine Warfare. Written by Investigation Reports, well researched, all facts with footnotes. Read the book before viewing the Cinema. All Sailors/Marines were sworn to "Lifetime Confidentially!" Keep up your excellent Stories! Respectfully,

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The investigation revealed a brief altercation between the victims and the suspects turned violent. The investigation into the cause of the altercation is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time. Carlsbad Cracks Down on The Homeless

The Carlsbad City Council acted upon a proposed a slate of municipal code amendments related to homelessness and “quality of life” concerns in the city, which has seen a steady increase in complaints about the unsheltered. “Solving the homeless problem by allowing our homeless to camp would be my last alternative,” said Peder Norby, the newest council member, who was appointed to the vacant District 1 seat last month. The Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously to support all the ordinance amendments except the section dealing with camping. The matter comes back for updated information on September 28th.

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That morning there were some strangers slinking around the building near the basement. But nobody paid much attention to them. Or maybe nobody even saw the three white men. “This is where the explosions happened,” the man says, patting the stone wall. “Right here.” The men planted 19 sticks of dynamite beneath the stairs. The explosion happened at 10:22 a.m. It sounded like a freight train colliding with another freight train.

There was screaming. Wailing. Weeping. Smoke. Dust. The blast killed four beautiful black girls and injured twenty-two others. “Youth Day,” he says again. “They killed them little girls right before Youth Day.”

It was a lifetime ago. The men responsible for this racial horror will not get their names in this column. But the names of the four girls were Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins. I love the name Addie Mae. She was 14 years old.

The funeral for those children was a national event. More than 8,000 showed up on 16th Street to grieve their loss. And Dr. Martin Luther King gave their eulogy. To a hellbattered Birmingham he spoke words that were gentle and humble at heart. I can only imagine how hard it was for King, who was himself a father of four. Only one month earlier, he had delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to 250,000 people who all had the same dream. And now this. It must have been quite a day. The man takes me to the church steps. Together we stand upon them. An older black man, smoking a cigarette, standing beside me. “This is holy ground,” he says.

And he’s absolutely right. I feel it, too. I stand on these steps and feel something profound. Something so inexplicably good, and hopeful, and joyous. I also feel my eyes getting wet.

And in this horrible time of pandemics, and unrest, and depression, and hatred, the warmth from this place is like salve to me.

Because no matter how bad this world gets, and no matter how devoid of peace, you can almost hear the words from King’s eulogy, leaping from these very bricks. Here is some of that eulogy:

“Life is hard. At times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the everflowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought, and its moments of flood. Like the ever-


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changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters.

“And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him, and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace. “And so today, you do not walk alone.”

The old man crushes out his cigarette. “Thanks for helping a man when he’s down, brother,” he says before walking away. Funny.

I was going to tell him the same thing.

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American Revolution (DAR), were pleased to accept a Proclamation for Constitution Week from Mayor Esther Sanchez, City of Oceanside.

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Representing the chapter were NSDAR Vice President General and honorary state and chapter regent, Adele Lancaster, honorary chapter regent, Wanda Prosser, and chapter 1st vice regent, Kellie Stafford. As the proclamation noted – At the request of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Public Law 915 was signed into law in 1955 by then President, Dwight D. Eisenhower designating Constitution Week as September 17 -23. Each year we reaffirm the ideals that the framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the Freedoms guaranteed to us through this document. Rights lost may never be regained. The DAR is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education. It

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'Save The Date' for the Halloween Spook-Tacular Organ Recital - On Sunday, October 31st, the First United Methodist Church of Escondido will present a Halloween-themed organ recital at the church. Please save the date and more details will be shared in this column of The Paper in early October; watch for it with all the details of the Recital.

Del Lago High School Key Club to Hold Garage Sale - This coming Saturday, September 25th, the Del Lago High School's Key Club will be holding a Garage Sale fundraiser from 6am to 1pm at 135 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be going towards the Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP) which works to create programs to help reduce injuries or death of children from head injuries. We would love to have more locals stop by, and would appreciate any support you can give us at this event. Key Club is a worldwide, studentled organization of Kiwanis International, that provides opportunities for community service for

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Are Your Pets Prepared for an Emergency? - September is National Preparedness Month, and the San Diego Humane Society wants to help you prepare for emergencies. While we may not know when a disaster will strike - whether it's an illness, wildfire, earthquake or other event - we can plan ahead to care for ourselves and our pets. During National Preparedness Month, we want to remind pet parents to include animals in emergency planning. Here are five tips to help ensure you and your beloved pets are ready. Visit for more helpful tips and resources. San Diego Humane Society, 619.299.7012; Campus locations are Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, San Diego, and El Cajon. 1. Prepare an Emergency Kit - Put all daily pet supplies in a sturdy container. Gather a two-week supply of food, water and your pet's medications. Don't forget shot records, bowls, crates, bedding, and toys. Keeping your pet comfortable will reduce stress during an evacuation.

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San Marcos Lions Club is conducting a shoe drive during the months of September through October 2021 to raise funds to provide free vision screenings to anyone in need and to manage the Clubs two Mobile Health Units. San Marcos Lions Club will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all the donated footwear. Those dollars will benefit North County residents in need of vision services. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes and dropping them off on October 2 at the Lions booth in the parking lot of The Computer Factory, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd at the corner of Bent Avenue and San Marcos Blvd, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Shoes may also be dropped off at The Computer Factory weekdays from 9 A.M to 6 P.M. or at the State Farm Insurance office at 574 E. Mission Rd, Suite B, San Marcos, CA 92069, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am to Noon, and 2 pm to 4 pm.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain, and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the San Marcos Lions Club, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020242 The name of the business: Douglas Raich DC, San Marcos Auto In jury Chiropratic Center, located at 555 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite 200, San Marcos, CA. 92078 Registrant Information: Al-Ashi Chiropractic PC 1006 San Marino Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation First day of business n/a. /s/ Khalid Al-Ashi, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/10/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020517 The name of the business: Finishing Touch Beauty, located at 338 Via Vera Cruz #100, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Nicole Jolliffe 6827 Embarcadero Lane #106 Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/20/20. /s/ Nicole Jolliffe Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/14/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9018959 The name of the business: TWNPWR Clothing, located at 2312 Briarwood Pl, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: Joselito Agorrilla Curtis 2312 Briarwood Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 3/23/2019. /s/ Joselito Agorilla Curtis Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/25/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020685 The name of the business: Chavez Cuts, located at 2055 Montiel Rd., Unit 109, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Clara Isobel Chavez Marquez 166 Camino Corto, Unit C, Vista, CA. 92083 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Clara I Chavez Maquez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/16/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020153 The name of the business: Can B, located at 444 Via Los Arcos, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Cheri Mae Bailey 444 Via Los Arcos San Mrcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. Cheri Mae BaileyClara I Chavez Maquez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/09/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020153 The name of the business: Can B, located at 444 Via Los Arcos, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Cheri Mae Bailey 444 Via Los Arcos San Mrcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. Cheri Mae BaileyClara I Chavez Maquez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/09/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

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 Jessica 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, Ca. 92081 Name of Registrant: Pacific Coast Mfg., 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

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 2021-9019598 The name of the business: Tashy’s Training, located at 1773 Mulberry Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069. Name of Registrant: Natasha Weber 1773 Mulberry Dr. San Marcos,CA. 92069. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 6/02/21. /s/ Natasha Weber Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/01/2021. 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

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


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


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

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 tKobudo Kodokan International, 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



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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019972 The name of the business: SquareUp! located at 345 Hillside Terrace, Apt A, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Setefano Joey Folau Loau 345 Hillside Terrace Apt A Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Setefano Joey Folau Loau Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on9/07/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9018543 The name of the business: Encounter Productions; Crepe Kits; Shakan Homes; Crepes 4U; Ram Auto Group; Phileo Publishing and Hupostasis Center, located at 527 E. Lincoln Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: AIM4KGDM 527 E. Lincoln Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by a corporation First day of business n/a. /s/ Ana E. Ramos, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/20/2021 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, & 10/07/2021

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