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Volume 51 - No. 40

By Friedrich Gomez

You may live in California, but, how much do you really know about your Golden State? California has a long legacy of fascinating hidden mysteries and delicious trivia that have been largely shrouded in secrecy . . . just waiting to be rediscovered! In this most exclusive report to The Paper, buckle your seatbelts because much of what you are about to read may truly shock you The Paper - 760.747.7119


into disbelief -- and yet it all happens to be bald truth!

Take a fun interactive multiplechoice quiz and journey into a world few people have ever even imagined! Make this a fun experience, individually, or by choosing opposing team members competing against one another. Keep score below:

7-8 Correct Answers: Expert!

5-6 Correct Answers: Above Average. 3-4 Correct Answers: Good. 1-2 Correct Answers: Not Bad.

Remember: This is a “MindBlowing” Trivia on California, so try to think ‘outside the box.’

WHICH MIND-BENDING CALIFORNIA STATEMENT BELOW IS TRUE? A. New York was once called New California by the Dutch in 1624.

B. San Diego County has the largest number of billionaires in the world. C. Reno, Nevada is farther west than San Diego.

Correct answer may seem impossible, but, the correct answer is “C” above.

Although the state of Nevada is California’s eastern neighbor, there are some parts of Nevada that are actually farther west than San Diego!

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Do You Know California? Cont. from Page 1

Impossible, you say?

Many footsteps will, no doubt, scurry to the computer to quickly bring up a visual geographical map of California and our eastern neighbor state of Nevada. The seemingly ‘shocking impossibility’ becomes reality as cartographers clearly show how the long narrow state of California bends with its central/southern region within the shape of a “Lazy “L” which protrudes farther east than northern California towns and cities! As such, Reno, Nevada is clearly farther west than many Southern California coastal cities!

There are too many examples to cite here, but, as a sampling: Reno sits farther west than not only Southern California’s surfing icons such as San Diego, but Reno is also farther west than Los Angeles, and -- even farther west than many central California coastal cities such as Santa Barbara! In technical parlance, on the geographical grid, Los Angeles runs along the longitude of 118 degrees and 14 minutes west, while Reno, Nevada runs along the longitude of 119 degrees and 49 minutes farther west!

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

I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a couple nice cold beers. The day was really quite beautiful, and the brew facilitated some deep thinking on various topics. Finally I thought about an age old question: Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the groin? Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the groin.

Well, after another beer, and some heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with the answer to that question. Getting kicked in the groin is more painful than having a baby; and here is the reason for my conclusion.

A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "it might be nice

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Don’t feel bad about missing this first question because even college professors and geographers are caught off-guard with this truly shocking trivial fact!

Onward to our next unbelievable fun excursion -- just for our readership!

A NATIVE-BORN CALIFORNIAN RESIDENT MADE HISTORY BY: A. Secretly having Russian President Vladimir Putin as 3-dayguest in Beverly Hills mansion.

B. Broke all records by making the cover of TIME Magazine 55 times & became U. S. President.

C. Surfing completely nude from Catalina Island to Baja California where he was arrested.

Correct answer is (drum roll please): “B.” Richard Milhous Nixon is the only U. S. President who is a native born Californian. He’s also the only U. S. President to ever resign from office.

But a far, far less-known fact in Nixon’s legacy is that he actually appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine an astounding 55 times

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to have another child."

On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like another kick in the groin." I rest my case.

•••• Some days being king of the castle means drinking wine in my pillow fort. •••• Just sitting here wondering if my puppy has any thoughts other than "What should I pee on next." •••• Norwegian Archaeologist After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists, report finding of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."

One week later, a local newspaper in Minnesota reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Bemidji, Minnesota, Ole Olsen, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Minnesota

The Ballad of Bubs McFee By Sean Dietrich

New York Harbor, 1885. Only 20 years after the Civil War. New York was the epicenter of the world. Bubs McFee had traveled all the way from Maryland to be here, hoping to get hired as part of the auxiliary metal-working crew that would help assemble the world’s most famous statue. Competition was stiff. Everyone wanted this job.

A big-bellied foreman surveyed the long line of hopeful young laborers, sizing them up like an infantry. When the foreman’s eyes landed on Bubs he laughed. “God sakes, son,” said the foreman. “You don’t look old enough to shave. You sure you’re in the right place?” “Yes, sir.”

The other applicants laughed.

had already gone wireless."

Just makes a person proud to be from Minnesota. •••• Three Hillbillies are sitting on a porch shootin' the breeze. 1st Hillbilly says: 'My wife sure is stupid!...She bought an air conditioner. ' 2nd Hillbilly: 'Why is that stupid?'

1st Hillbilly: 'We ain't got no 'lectricity!'

2nd Hillbilly says: 'That's nothin'! My wife is so stupid, she bought one of them new Fangled warshin ' machines!' 1st Hillbilly: 'Why is that so stupid?'

2nd Hillbilly: ''Cause we ain't got no plummin'!' 3rd Hillbilly says: 'That ain't nuthin'! My wife is dumber than both yer's put together! I was going through her purse the other day lookin' fer change, and found 6 condoms in thar.'

1st and 2nd Hillbillies: 'Well, what's so dumb about that?'

3rd Hillbilly: 'She ain't got nuttin to put um on..' •••• I talked to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way. He said, "Up until last week, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had TV and Internet, and I went

“What are you, twelve?” said the foreman. Bubs said nothing.

At age 23, Bubs looked like he was an adolescent. But he had worked the steel girders on exactly 28 buildings and three truss bridges in Pittsburgh. Bubs had been laying rivets since his fourteenth birthday. He could climb anything, lift twice his weight, and swing a nine-pound hammer so hard you’d feel its impact from three states away. “Your mama know you’re here?” said the foreman, whose belly jiggled with laughter. “Yes, sir.”

This got another laugh from the group. But Bubs did not break a smile. He merely stared at the foreman.

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to the gym, the pool, and the library. I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage."

I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?"

"Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no... I was paroled. •••• I got my wife to help me put some newposts in the ground for the new fence we’re building in the back yard. I gave her the new hammer and told her, “now, when I nod my head, you hit it hard.” I don’t remember much after that. •••• The Misunderstanding:

The lesbians next door asked me what I would like for my birthday. I was quite surprised when they gave me a Rolex. It was very nice of them, but I think they misunderstood me when I said, "I wanna watch." •••• Stop trying to make everybody happy! You're not Tequila! •••• Lemon Pickers Needed” read the ad in the newspaper. Ms. Sally Mulligan of Coral Springs, Florida, read it, and decided to apply for one of the jobs that most

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This traditional ceremony honors the flag of the United States of America and those living and deceased who have gallantly struggled to preserve it and our freedoms. The ceremony is also designed to instill and foster patriotism and love-of-country. Please come out and join the celebration as members of our armed forces, veteran organizations, law-enforcement agencies, civic and youth groups parade the colors.

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

"Let's give a BIG SHOUT-OUT to Margaret Taylor of Springfield, Mo, who celebrated her 101st birthday on October 5th. She has been a staunch subscriber for many years and I'm told she really looks forward to The Paper every week. HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY, MARGARET!" San Diego Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars Massing of the Colors Saturday, Oct. 16 10:30 –11:30 AM You are invited to join the San Diego Chapter of MOWW for the 65th Massing of the Colors Ceremony and Service of Remembrance. This year, the local chapter is honoring WWII veterans.

Do You Know California? Continued from Page 2 across four different decades!

A record that may never, ever be broken!

And yet, ironically, a most incredible record which very few people are even aware of and often react in total disbelief! If you’ve chosen teams, put on your ‘game face’ for the next California trivia question. And don’t forget to keep score. WHICH CALIFORNIA STATEMENT IS TRUE?

A. California law once considered all other U. S. state residents as inferior Americans. B. California was once an independent country.

C. A Californian helped Orville & Wilbur Wright design their Kitty Hawk airplane. Correct answer is “B.”

Following the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846, California existed as an independent nation – for 25 days, during which time it was known as the “Independent California Republic.” Fact is often truly, truly stranger than any fiction!

The keynote speaker is BrigadieR General Paul Lebidine, USMC (ret.) and the ceremony will be held at: U.S. Army of the West, Mormon Battalion Historic Site, 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110 It is free to attend and there is free parking at Old Town Lot C (off Harney Street between Juan Street and San Diego Avenue).

For more information or any questions, contact: Debbie Kash: – phone: 760-579-8720 Kathleen Winchester: – phone: 619-994-9367

31st Annual Military Women's Luncheon - Saturday, Oct. 30 You are invited to join 150 military women from WWII era to today's active duty for the 31st Annual Military Women's Luncheon at Admiral Baker Golf Course.

Military women from every generation will gather for camaraderie, a


A. Wild West gunslinger, Wyatt Earp, was a resident San Diego. B. Los Angeles has the most gun owners per capita in the U.S.

C. California has the most Nobel Prize winners as residents. Correct answer is “A.”

One of history’s most notorious and colorful gunslingers, Wyatt Earp, lived at the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego for seven years! He fell in total love with San Diego and forever had a soft spot for our city in his heart.

Today, the world-famous luxurious Horton Grand Hotel, in all its Victorian splendor, is located in the popular San Diego Gaslamp District in the heart of downtown San Diego where countless visitors and tourists love to stay.

The very place that Wyatt Earp called “Home Sweet Home, San Diego” for seven years of his life!

Wyatt Earp’s connection to the North San Diego County region can best be referenced with the Valley Center Historical Society/Museum (760) 749-2993 which is an invaluable source. CALIFORNIA



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guest speaker, and lunch. Plus there will be great door prizes too! This year's speaker is the Deputy Secretary of Women Veterans at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. The lunch is a plated meal for $35.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Doors open at 10:30 am and the program begins at 11:30 am.

Honor Flight San Diego | 9423 Keck Court, San Diego, CA 921293534

The Escondido Library - October Events: Virtual Career Services Workshops: Resume’ Writing Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 6:00– 6:45 p.m. Teens & Adults • Via Zoom This free resume’ workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating effective resumes. The presentation will be followed by a short period for Q&A with the presenter, Erin Royer Shetter of Spring Career Services. Explore Nature at Your Library Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 3:304:30 p.m. Turrentine Room • 7–12 years

San Dieguito River Park Rangers will present several hands-on activities to help understand and appreciate nearby parks, the animals that live in them, and the plants they rely on for survival. Wednesday, October 27, 2021 • RENOWN FOR ITS ECCENTRIC LIFESTYLES. WHICH BELOW IS TRUE? A. In 1950, at age of 24, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson) surfed nude at La Jolla Shores!

B. In 1925, Sacramento, California State Senator, Jacob Lowenski, was revealed to be a woman! C. In Sunol, California, a dog was elected Honorary Mayor of the city & became world famous! Correct answer, unbelievably, is “C.”

In the city of Sunol, California, a dog was actually elected Honorary Mayor of the city and ‘served’ 13 years on the City Counsel Board from 1981 to 1994. The story ‘grew legs’ in newspaper parlance, and California’s most unbelievable true story became famous around the entire world!

The celebrity canine ‘politician’ was a black Labrador retriever and Rottweiler mix by the name of Bosco Ramos. The first time Bosco was elected into office was when he soundly defeated two articulate human beings in 1981 who vigorously

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4:00–6:00 p.m.Turrentine Room • Ages 12–17 TeenTasticFunTime is a monthly event for teens to get together and have fun. Each event features an escape room game, a craft project, tasty treats and a giveaway. So drop in to any of our upcoming events... and don’t forget to bring a friend! CSUSM Presents: California Youth Team S.T.E.M. Challenge Tuesdays, October 12, October 26, November 9, 2021 4:00–5:30 p.m. • Turrentine Room Students in grades 4–6 Join students from California State University San Marcos in a S.T.E.M. challenge to learn about designing and coding with Scratch and Lego Mindstorms to address real-world problems.

Star Wars Reads Day Saturday, October 9, 2021 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages 5–12 & families Join us for all things Star Wars as we read aloud and participate in crafts and activities. Save the Date: Día de los Muertos Tuesday, November 2, 2021 • All Ages

An all ages event honoring memories of loved ones who have passed away. A public altar will be built and many fun activities will be offered!

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Ballad of Bubs McFee Cont. from Page 2

The foreman looked at his clipboard. “Bubs, huh? That your real name?” “Yes, sir.”

“Well, Bubs, you have any idea how many beamwalkers die each year on my clock? Have you ever laid a rivet in your life? Can you even lift a hammer with that puny arm you got?” “Yes, sir.”

The foreman shook his head. “You’re naturally gabby, aren't you?” Bubs took the Fifth.

The foreman squinted and leaned in. “Well, I think you’re a liar. I don’t think you’ve ever worked with iron in your life. I don’t think you’d know a rivet from your own butt.” The foreman held up a hammer. “You want this job, I’m gonna need a little proof, kid.”

In a few moments a full-scale competition was underway to separate the wheat from the chaff. A gaggle of competing ironworking applicants crowded beneath a tall unfinished steel skeleton, ready to prove themselves. Young Bubs buckled a leather harness around his scrawny waist and

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Fatal Crash in Escondido Leaves 1 dead, 3 Injured

An Escondido man is dead and three others are hospitalized following a car crash last Wednesday night. The fatal crash happened around 11:43 p.m. on Valley Parkway, just south of Claudan Road.

According to California Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old boy from Escondido was driving a 2000 Honda Prelude and was traveling with four passengers, another 17year-old boy, two 18-year-old boys, and a 20-year-old man.

For reasons that are still under investigation, the driver veered his car to the right and left the road. The Honda collided with a raised curb, light pole, and tree.

The California Highway Patrol, the Escondido Police Department, and the Escondido Fire/Paramedics responded to the scene. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old man was pronounced deceased when the authorities arrived.

The 17-year-old driver and the other two passengers suffered major injuries and were taken to Palomar Medical Center.

The last passenger suffered major injuries and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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CHPS says alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the fatal crash. The southbound lane of Valley Parkway was affected from the time of the collision until about 2:30 a.m. All findings are preliminary, and the crash is still under investigation.

If you have any questions or information regarding this traffic collision, please contact the CHP Oceanside office at (760) 643-3400 A New Look to Escondido’s Grand Avenue

Outdoor dining will soon be permanent on Escondido’s Grand Avenue as a complete makeover is set to begin in January of next year.

Outdoor dining started after the pandemic seriously affected downtown Escondido restaurants. They were not allowed to have indoor dining so dining al fresco become the new way of life. The makeover includes narrowing of downtown streets, widening sidewalks and add parkinG.

It’s a $15 million plan to enhance Escondido’s historic Grand Avenue corridor by slowing traffic, widening sidewalks, expanding space for outdoor and it all began thanks to some angry business owners who took exception to the city planning to charge for downtown parking. They turned out en masse and were

like I would an 8 year-old girl as she had picked up and either put away in drawers or hung up in the closet clothes that had either been piled on the bed or on the floor. The master bedroom looked rather nice. Brand new paint job and the room was tidy. Mary used to be a tidy homemaker. Not so much anymore. So I praise her whenever she does something right and pleases "the daddy."

Man About Town

Mark MThe Mary Chronicles: In what is becoming a Friday night ritual I took Mary out for dinner last Friday. Bamboo House in Escondido. Excellent Chinese food.

I now hold Mary's hand as we walk from the car to the front door, and, after dinner, from the front door to the car. I hold her hand so as to increase her sense of balance. But I also do it to increase my sense of balance. Neither one of us want to fall and break a hip. We both are beginning to walk like and look like old people. I wonder why that is?

Mary is slowly making some progress. She still has her memory issues but yesterday I praised her

Today I praised her again, this time for finishing her plate. I no longer order entrees for her. She would pick at her food and we'd wind up taking it home. A waste of money and, ultimately, food . . as all too often the leftovers never got eaten. She still has a small appetite but now when she reaches for more food I say,"no, Mary, not until you finish what you have on your plate. You can have all you want to eat but you have to finish what's on your plate first." Again, I sometimes talk to her like she's an 8 year-old but sometimes that's how you have to talk to folks who have dementia.

Mary is quite lucid and can carry on a conversation, sometimes making me laugh with her stories about Scotland and when the kids were growing up. But five minutes later she won't remember having told me the stories.

Another frequent event is, we will return from lunch or dinner at a

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clearly heard by the city. The merchants then came up with positive solutions according to Alex MacLachlan, president of Escondido’s Downtown Business Association executive board. The Grand Avenue Vision Plan, a three-phase project will soon break ground after years of meetings, planning and discussion.

The first phase of the project, which will cost $2.5 million, was funded through a $1.44 million grant from the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, and $1.1 million in matching funds from the city, said Julie Procopio, Escondido city engineer.

Work was originally slated to begin this fall, but a survey of local businesses showed a preference for waiting until after the holiday season, so construction is now anticipated to start in January and take about three months. The work will include narrowing Grand Avenue to one lane in each direction from Escondido Boulevard to Juniper Street, widening the sidewalk on the north side of Grand from Broadway to Maple, adding diagonal parking to create a net total of 45 more parking spaces, installing new light fixtures and overhead string lighting, and new fencing around outdoor dining spaces, according to Escondido City Engineer Julie Procopio said.\of the area,” she said.

nice restaurant and about a halfhour later Mary will come into my office and ask . . ."Did you want to take me someplace?" . . . or, "Why don't we go out for a bite to eat?" or, "Where are you taking me tonight?" "Mary," I explain, "we just got back from having a meal." "When?" she'll ask. "I don't remember going out."

She sometimes will fail to recognize people she's known for years. Fortunately, she still remembers me . . and our son, Kenny. Our granddaughter she often refers to as "the wee lassie."

Claudia, our caregiver and housekeeper, Mary always refers to as "the lassie." She doesn't remember Claudia's name. Today she told me, "there's someone in the garage." "Who?," I ask.

"Evelyn," she says.

"No, Evelyn's in Oklahoma for a high school reunion. Who's in the garage?"

"Oh, you know, that lassie that comes around all the time.' (It was Claudia, in the garage, washing and drying clothes.) Just one more Friday living with

Letters to the Editor Likes the Cover Story

Great article reflecting the values of our most loyal American men and women! We are in deep trouble and our descendants won't be living in this "free" country unless we get our heads on straight regarding what it means to be an American.

America comes first no matter what differences occur between our political resources. If we allow sources either outside our country or inside it to influence us, we are lost. Our first objective should be to "save" this nation from all the rhetoric. We must respect each others differences, those of Life ,

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and caring for my wee Scots lassie with memory problems . . . wee Mary. •••• The Weight of Responsibility

While Evelyn is in Oklahoma, attending a high school reunion, I have been assigned even more responsibility in my day to day life.

In addition to producing a weekly news magazine that serves North San Diego County, as well as looking after my ex-wife, Mary, buying groceries, co-ordinatng with our other caregiver and housekeeper, Claudia, and meeting with clients, I now have added duties. I have become caretaker to a couple of pups. (They're both about 11 years old and getting a lot of grey in their muzzles and faces . . but, to me, they'll always be . . "the pups.)

Every morning I head over to the Madison Mansion, there to be greeted by furious wagging of tails and pleading eyes . . our two pups, Trixie and Cindi, always love to see their daddy. Cindy, the little rascal, even talks to me. A low, pleading, guttural sound . . . that always tickles me and usually makes me burst out in laughter. Trixie does not talk to me. She could learn from Cindy.

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Do You Know California? Cont. from Page 3

challenged his serious credentials.

The sensational story became too big for Sunol, California and became front page international news across all time zone and continents across the planet! In 1984, ‘Mayor’ Bosco Ramos achieved international fame when the British tabloid the Daily Star covered his election appearances and ongoing election results!

British newspapers called the California city of Sunol: “The Wackiest Town in the Entire World!”

But the British and their European neighbors openly cheered him on and celebrated him with great fanfare from abroad.

Known affectionately as simply “Bosco,” the mayoral dog appeared with his owner, Tom Stillman, as a contestant on the game show “3rd Degree” where the panelists failed to guess Bosco Ramos’ occupation! How could anyone on the panel have guessed correctly, let alone imagined, that Bosco was Honorary Mayor of a California city?!

Normally an ‘isolationist’ nation, China finally found it impossible to ignore California’s most unique 4legged city honorary mayor with the wet nose and wagging tail!

Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 3

The Broadway Theater is back, Baby! It gives me great pleasure to announce our fall MINI-SEASON of shows at the Broadway Theater. It is so nice getting back to doing what we love the most - LIVE THEATER. Tickets for all the shows go on sale Monday, October 4th.

Box Office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. (760) 806-7905. You can find out more about the shows by visiting our web site.

*Note: If you purchased season tickets for our 2020 season prior to the global shut down, that season of shows will begin in February of hold on to those tickets we will be contacting you in January to re-issue your tickets!

October CBAD Happy Hour Wed., Oct. 20 | 5 PM - 7 PM Let your Halloween spirit flow and join us at Epigg Brewing for the October CBAD Happy Hour. The best costume will win a prize! We are also supporting the North County Foodbank: $10 or 2 jars of peanut butter to attend!

San Diego Humane Society Offers classes on planning Your Estate to proved for your pets: There’s a common misconception that estate planning is for couples or those who need to plan for their

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In 1990, China’s official newspaper, the “People’s Daily” reported Bosco’s tenure, of which he served until his death in 1994. A statue of the four-legged Honorary Mayor, Bosco Ramos, was suitably erected in front of the town Post Office in 2008.

Truly an international star and symbol, the statue of the black Labrador & Rottweiler mix dog was designed by the celebrated Russian sculptor, Lena Toritch. To this day, that California statue continues to draw many admirers from around the world! TRUE OR FALSE: CALIFORNIA HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF GERMAN-SPEAKING PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES? Correct answer is: True.

Not per capita or per ratio to population, but just the largest, total number of German speakers reside – by far – in our Golden State of California! No other U. S. state even comes close to the total number of German-speaking Americans as in California. Aside from California, New York and Florida are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, as being the top three U. S. states with the highest total number of German-speaking children. But if you’re single and without children, planning for the future is every bit as important — and you’re uniquely equipped to make an impact for the people, causes and pets that mean the most to you. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more at our upcoming free Estate Planning Seminar with Mark Drobny, distinguished estate planning attorney, tailored just for YOU! Mark will share tips and strategies for making a difference through your estate, including: How to set up your estate plan. Common mistakes to avoid.

Tips on planning for the future care of your pets.

Useful retirement and tax-planning strategies. Tuesday, Oct. 19 10-11:15 a.m. Zoom Webinar Yes, I would like to attend!


While German is widely spoken in such states as North Dakota (1.39% speak German) as well as Pennsylvania, no U. S. state compares with our Golden Bear State in this regard.

Note: Over 50 million Americans claim German ancestry, which makes German-Americans the single, largest ethnic group in the United States (if you divide Hispanics/Latins: e. g. Cubans, Mexicans, South American, Spanish, Puerto Ricans, Brazilian, et al, instead of grouping them as one monolithic ethnicity). In 16 U. S. States, German is the most spoken language other than English and Spanish. Some of our U. S. Presidents were of German ancestry, such as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Donald Trump, to list two examples.


A. California created the world’s first internet.

B. California created the world’s first modern bank. C. California created the world’s first artificial heart. Correct answer is “A.”

Just think, the global internet from

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I take them out to the backyard to romp, play, pee and go poopie, and then it's back to the feeding station, also known as a kitchen. They prance about urging me to speed it up as they are hungry. I dish out 1/2 can of delicious dog food to each of them, put 1/2 tablet of medication in Cindi's dish . . . and then let them at it.

I then open and serve some delicious cat food to the two cats, Farfle (whom Evelyn insists on calling Precious), and Yum-Yum. Farfle digs right in and consumes her breakfast. Yum-Yum yawns and allows as how she'll eat her breakfast when she is damn good and ready. As Evelyn outlined all these morning duties to me (her eldest son, Monty, feeds the critters at night) . . she also pointed out that I would need to clean the kitty litter box ever morning. I blew up!

RSVP by Friday, Oct. 15 To register by phone, call 619-2433446.

"What!? You expect me, lyle e davis, to sink to the level of cleaning a kitty litter box? No! Absolutely not!"

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I fully expect Evelyn to provide me with a new desk nameplate which

Mark has been described by previous seminar attendees as “fantastic,

. . . . So I just got back from cleaning the kitty litter box at the Madison Mansion.

China to Russia to Europe, well, the world’s internet as we humans know it today – all began right here, in our own sunny California!

This truly global, historic event was begat in Southern California where UCLA is officially called “The Birthplace of the Internet.” FASCINATING BACKSTORY. Understandably, it is impossible to credit the invention of the internet to a single person simply because there were dozens of independent pioneering scientists, programmers, and engineers who (each developed) new technologies.

From as far back as Nikola Tesla, who toyed with the (idea) of a “world wireless system” in the early 1900s, as well as other visionary thinkers (Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, et al) in the 1930s and 1940s – all of these ideas morphed onward towards the internet schematics of the early 1960s. FIRST WORKABLE PROTOTYPE. The fruition of all these ideas finally became reality with the (first workable prototype) of the Internet in the late 1960s with the creation of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), which was funded by the U. S. Department of Defense.

In technical language: ARPANET used packet switching to allow mul-

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reads "lyle e davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Responsible for Southern Region, California, Kitty Litter Box Maintenance."

Cleaning kitty litter boxes! Me! lyle e davis! Distinguished editor and publisher! Why I oughta . . . . •••• Mark Your Calendar: I attended the first meeting of the newly merged club known as Kiwanis Club of Escondido-Hidden Valley which meets weekly at Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido. The two clubs, Hidden Valley Kiwanis and the Escondido Kiwanis Club merged, effective October 1st. One of the first orders of business was to plan for bringing back the Annual Trout Derby at Dixon Lake this December 3rd, 4th & 5th. This Trout Derby has become legendary for giving anglers a shot at trophy size trout . . and for giving the kiddies free fishing (if under 8 years of age) with poles supplied by the Escondido Senior Anglers and bait supplied by Kiwanis. The Kiddie Pond will be open on Saturday and Sunday. We were shut down due to the pandemic but all signs are that it is a go for December 3, 4, and 5 for the Kiwanis Trout Derby at Dixon Lake!

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Do You Know California? Cont. from Page 5

tiple computers to communicate on a single network.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST HISTORIC INTERNET MESSAGE? On October 29, 1969, in room 3420 at Boelter Hall, on the south campus of UCLA, a team of students led by Leonard Kleinrock (distinguished professor of science) “sent the first message over the Arpanet.” What was that first historic message? The first message said “Lo.”

It was meant to say “Login” . . . so the system crashed!

Things were rectified and the realization of all the previous “ideas” down through the years had now become a “workable reality” and, thus, “officially” ushered the world through the doorway marked “Information Superhighway” as we know it today.

California not only changed the world, it changed human behavior, and made it ‘impossible’ for us to think of life without our business and home computers: our window to the world!

THAT HISTORIC INTERNET ROOM 3420 PRESERVED TODAY. Today, Boelter Hall room 3420 is preserved for posterity, and for historians and public visitors to see the very birthplace “celebrating the world’s first transmission that led to the internet which affects everyone’s life around the planet today.” (Note: One of the most prestigious and award-winning places to learn and seek advice for purchasing a personal or business computer (of an kind) is at The Computer Factory, located right here in San Marcos, California. Owners Paul and Nome, along with onsite computer genius, Derrick, are preeminent in their field and Voted No. 1 by various newspaper and public opinion polls.

Lower, competitive pricing for high quality computer needs is what drives their reputation.)

WHICH UNBELIVABLE CALIFORNIA STATEMENT BELOW IS TRUE? A. During the Great Depression, San Diego Nudist Colonies were America’s No. 1 business!

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Unlike banks which failed across America, San Francisco was most unique: during the height of the Great Depression San Francisco undertook two great civil engineering projects, simultaneously: constructing the San FranciscoOakland Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Both were completed in 1936 and 1937, respectively.

Such infrastructure planning insulated San Francisco’s financial banking district.

It was also during this tumultuous economic period which crippled most of America, that San Francisco embarked in other projects to keep people employed: such as when the island of Alcatraz began its service as a maximum security prison (housing such notorious inmates as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud (the legendary “Birdman of Alcatraz”) who was immortalized in books and Hollywood movies). San Francisco later celebrated and regained international prominence with its World’s Fair, the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940), and creating Treasure Island in the middle of the bay. It was entered into the history books: The City by the Bay did not have one, single San Franciscobased bank fail during the 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing years of the Great Depression!

San Francisco is also one of the most dog-friendly cities in the entire world. Dogs outnumber children in San Francisco with the city’s great love and devotion towards their canine pets, earning San Francisco the affectionate sobriquet as “The City of Dogs.”

According to U. S. Census records, in 2016, there were only 115,000 children in the city, but between 120,000 and 150,000 dogs!

SUMMATION. There are countless trivia facts about California, but we’ve take the “road less travelled” by listing the most shocking, bizarre, and most colorful examples which most lists never cover.

The Paper rectified all that with this most exclusive and entertaining – but factual – look at our great, diverse, and wonderful Golden State: California!

B. During the Great Depression, not a single San Francisco-based bank failed!

C. During the Great Depression, Los Angeles had the nation’s highest employment rate! Correct answer is “B.”

In the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, not a single San Francisco-based bank failed!

This is Friedrich Gomez’s 183rd Cover Story for The Paper! A prolific writer!

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New Taxes Down the Road

California has the highest gasoline prices in the country, and at 51.1 cents per gallon, our gasoline tax is also the highest. Keep in mind we have the country’s worst poverty rate, with many living just barely above the poverty level, and thousands have real problems just making ends meet. Making matters worse, SB 339 has been signed into law by the Governor. It pilots implementation of a “Road Usage Charge” (RUC), to eventually charge motorists a "per mile driven" tax. We already pay over twice what other Americans pay for fuel and vehicle maintenance – SB 339 adds to the burden. Remember, the new RUC will be on top of the existing gas tax, and there’s no indication the gas tax will be reduced as the RUC is implemented.

The RUC would replace declining gas tax revenues as motorists shift to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). But there’s a real problem. ZEV owners have a mean annual income of nearly $200,000/year, 81% are college educated and 81% are homeowners. For the most part, these are not people making twohour commutes to get to work. Median and low-income commuters are rarely ZEV owners, nor are they

likely to be anytime soon. SB 339 unfairly shifts the cost of maintaining roads to lower-income drivers and rural communities while giving wealthier ZEV owners what amounts to a ‘free ride.’

Gas taxes are constitutionally protected; funds cannot be diverted for non-transportation purposes. No such protections exist for RUC revenues, and history shows funds without constitutional protections can easily be diverted to other uses. Another problem – local jurisdictions, including San Diego County, are considering implementing their own RUC, so the state’s travel tax would be in addition to the county’s travel tax, on top of the gas tax. California’s lower-income drivers should not bear the burden of maintaining our state’s highways.

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

Communities Are Living in Fear

There is fear among communities throughout San Diego County. Whether you live in rural North County, rural East County, or in any of the region’s 18 cities, your neighborhood could be uprooted by the State of California’s placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP). It’s time we address this and, once and for all, stop this! San Diegans should not live in fear of knowing a Sexually Violent Predator could be placed to live in their neighborhoods.

On October 5th, I will be asking my colleagues at the Board of Supervisors to oppose any further placements of Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County until local jurisdictions get to fully participate in the placement process, including full veto authority. The State of California and Liberty Healthcare should not be in-charge of determining where these convicted predators should go, instead the community should have the say. There are 1,000 diagnosed Sexually Violent Predators in California, and, according to Liberty Healthcare, 51 have been placed in neighborhoods through the Conditional Release program. In San Diego County,

there are five SVPs placed in neighborhoods throughout the region, and three more are awaiting placement hearings. An SVP is an individual who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense against one or more victims and who has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to the health and safety of others. The SVPs placed or proposed to be placed in the San Diego Region have committed crimes that include lewd acts upon children under 14 (as young as four years old), child molestation, forcible rape, and forcible sodomy, among others. Many of these were repeat crimes over the course of years. It breaks my heart to read the stories about these unspeakable crimes and these people should not be allowed back in our neighborhoods. It’s time we act, it’s time we say no to SVP’s in our neighborhoods. To contact

North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: Email:

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Q: I ordered a refrigerator from Sears three months ago. The appliance was delayed multiple times. Last month, I decided to cancel the order. I've had many phone calls with Sears since then, and I've been hung up on multiple times. Through the online chat feature, I never get anyone outside of a bot. I have yet to be refunded the $1,641 I am owed. Unfortunately, I used my debit card instead of a credit card. Can you help me get a refund? -- Greg Johnson, Blackwood, N.J. A: Sears should have delivered your refrigerator on time -- and if it couldn't, it should have refunded your purchase promptly.

You're right, using a debit card certainly complicates things. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, which protects credit card customers, you have the right to dispute a charge when a merchant doesn't do what it promises. If you make a purchase using a debit card, the money is gone.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm no fan of credit cards. They're loaded with "gotcha" fees and fine print, and I believe they also deepen the divide between the "haves" and "have-nots." Credit card debt is a terrible burden that financially hobbles large swaths of the population. But at least you have some legal protection when you're paying with a card. So next time, as much as it pains me to recommend it, consider using your credit card for a major purchase. Your first step to retrieving your money is sending a brief, polite appeal to an executive at Sears. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="">Sears customer service managers</a> on my nonprofit consumer advocacy site,

I've reviewed the paper trail between you and Sears. (By the way, good job on keeping your records). It looks like you were getting strung along. Here's how it should have worked: You ask for a refund and then they return your money quickly. Easy, right? Now, I understand that there are some accounting systems that must ensure the right refund goes to the right customer. But three months? Come on. I connected you with some higherlevel contacts at Sears. You reached out to them with a brief, polite email. I advised you to wait for the system to work. Fortunately, it did. A few weeks after you contacted me, Sears finally credited you with $1,641, as promised. It did not offer a reason for the delay.

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

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Q: My family and I canceled our airline tickets last year because of COVID-19. Singapore Airlines promised to refund the tickets but said it would take 16 weeks. I filed a credit card dispute with Citibank. Citibank issued a temporary credit for the tickets. A month later Singapore Airlines refunded one of the five tickets. But then, in October, Citibank closed the claim and charged us again for all the tickets. Our credit card company said Singapore Airlines initiated a chargeback in September, and we lost the claim. Singapore said they "allowed the chargeback back" for the other four tickets in summer and therefore they won't refund the money again, but the credit card company said it's Singapore Airlines who we need to deal with. Can you help us? -- Rebecca Engelmann, White Plains, NY A: If Singapore Airlines promised you a refund, you should have received one. But this case looks a little upside-down. Let me explain. Normally, you would not get a refund for tickets you canceled during the pandemic. Airlines are only required to refund tickets when they cancel. Otherwise, you get an expiring ticket credit.

I don't agree with that, by the way. I think if the government warns you against traveling, or if there's no way you can safely or legally travel somewhere, then you should also get a refund. But that's a discussion for another time, and it's something legislators and consumer advocates are arguing about at the moment.

Anyway, it looks like you complicated things by filing a credit card dispute. I'm not entirely sure why you tried to claw your money back after Singapore Airlines promised you a refund. A credit card dispute is a nuclear option. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, the law that protects you from fraudulent purchases, and you typically have 90 days to dispute a purchase. After that, your next stop would be small claims court. I'm not sure why Citibank allowed you to file a credit card dispute. Someone from Citi should have advised you to wait for Singapore to make good on its promise. But even so, a written promise to refund the money is like a debit memo. If you show it to your credit card issuer, it's an almost automatic refund -- unless things get as mixed up as they did in this case.

I always recommend contacting the company directly. list the names, numbers and email addresses for all the <a href="">executives at Singapore

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

‘The Catcher Who Was a Spy’

When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in 1934 in baseball-crazy Japan, some in the U.S. sporting world wondered why Moe Berg, a third-rate catcher was included on the team. Although he played with five major-league teams from 1923 to 1939, Berg was considered mediocre, but he was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all New York Yankee’ manager Casey Stengel once said: "He (Berg) is the strangest man ever to play baseball.”

Berg was a U.S. spy working undercover with the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA. Berg spoke 15 languages, including Japanese. And he had two loves: baseball and spying. In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke's Hospital … the tallest building in the Japanese capital. He never delivered those flowers. Instead, Berg ascended to the hospital roof and filmed key features the harbor in Tokyo Bay, military installations, and railway yards. Eight years later, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle studied Berg's films in planning his spectacular raid over Tokyo in 1942. During his youth, Berg’s father disapproved of his baseball career and never once watched his son play. In high school. Berg learned Latin, Greek and French. As an adult, he read at least 10 newspapers every day.

Berg was undoubtedly the most education ballplayer ever to play major league baseball. To describe Berg as being smart would be an understatement. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, having added Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver. During further studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, and later Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian … 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects

He reported back that Marshall Tito's forces were widely supported by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter. At the age of 41, the parachute jump undoubtedly was a challenge, but there would be more to come in that same year of 1942.

Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground and located a secret heavy-water plant, which was part of the Nazis' effort to build an atomic bomb. His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid over Norway, which destroyed the heavy water plant targeted by Berg. There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first Atomic bomb. The problem was: “…if the Nazis were successful at building the bomb they would win the war.” Berg (under the code name "Remus") was sent to Switzerland to attend a conference where leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, who was a Nobel Laureate, was lecturing. Berg was to determine if the Nazis were close to building an A-bomb. Berg managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium posing as a Swiss graduate student. In his pocket Berge carried a pistol and a cyanide pill. If the German scientist indicated the Nazis were close to building an atomic weapon, Berg was ordered to shoot him, and then swallow the cyanide pill. Berg was sitting in the front row of the assembled scientists. He quickly determined the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so after complimenting Heisenberg on his speech, Berg walked with the German back to his hotel as they talked casually about the lecture. After the War it was determined by the OSS that Heisenberg, a Jew, had somehow blocked the Nazis from developing an atomic weapon. Moe Berg's report was distributed to President Franklin Roosevelt, Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and other key figures in the “Manhattan Project” working to develop the Atomic Bomb. Roosevelt told OSS director Gen. “Wild Bill” Donovan: "Give my regards to the catcher.” Most of Germany's leading physicists had been Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain and the United States.

After the war, Berg was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest honor for a civilian during wartime, but Berg refused to accept it, because he couldn't tell people about his exploits. After his death on May 29, 1972, Berg’s sister accepted the medal, which now is displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, N.Y. This little-known World War II story has been made into a movie, “The Catcher Was a Spy,” starring Paul Rudd, which is available on Netflx and Prime

While playing baseball for Princeton Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or the ancient language of Sanskrit to fellow players sitting on the bench. The OSS quickly determined Berg to be the best of candidates for being a spy. During World War II, Moe was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there.

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Ballad of Bubs McFee Cont. from Page 3

prepared to give his audience their ticket’s worth. Nearby ironworkers were already running bets on how many rivets skinny young Bubs could lay down.

The foreman shouted the ground rules. “Gentlemen, you have three minutes! First man to climb the iron and give me five good rivets gets a job!” This was a tall order. Five rivets in three minutes? Even your average veteran riveter could only install one rivet per minute. But then, Bubs was not average.

The foreman wound a stopwatch. Bubs loosened his shoulders and took deep breaths. He placed the tongs and hammer into his toolbelt then glanced 50 feet upward at his “feeder,” a man cooking red-hot rivets over coals. Riveting was a two-man job. One man operated the coal forge and tossed glowing rivets to the riveter; the riveter swung the hammer and shaped each rivet with nothing but his shoulder muscles and will of the Lord. “On your marks…” shouted the foreman. Go.

The crowd never knew what hit them.

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Tips on how to access this virtual seminar will be provided ahead of the event, along with technical support before and during the seminar.

You will have the opportunity to submit questions at registration and during the presentation. If you have any questions, please contact: Joseph Passaretti Director, Estate and Gift Planning San Diego Humane Society 619-243-3443

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The San Marcos Harvest Fest & Street Fair will mark its 29th year this year, featuring a bounty of outdoor festivities including: A Mile Long Marketplace

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Bubs scaled the iron column like a veritable superhuman. His awesome hammer pounded each steel pin faster than you could scratch your nose. The booms from his mallet were like locomotive collisions. His competitors didn’t stand a chance against the wonder kid.

The Pastor Says...

away even what he has. Obviously, Jesus believed in investing for profit

Men on the ground lost their smiles. And their bets. Mouths gaped open as the crowd watched a 23-year-old steeldriver from Baltimore pound iron rivets like a downright miracle. After only one minute, Bubs had laid in four rivets. After two minutes, he’d finished nine. When the clock ran out Bubs had driven 13 rivets into the iron. None of his competitors had even come close to finishing four. Young Bubs returned to the ground, his chest heaving with each breath. Men applauded him and took turns congratulating the young man, some still shaking their heads in mock disbelief.

Even the foreman was rendered mute as he gazed into the distance at the New York Harbor surrounding them. This diverse crew would help European craftsmen erect the iron framework of a gargantuan statue. Its pylon underframe would be riveted together, then covered in 350 forged copper plates, secured with 300,000 copper rivets. It was the project of a

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GOurmet PicnIC Dinner with Wine, Silent and Live Auctions. Tempations Tribute Performance by Rememberance 5; 145 per person. Must be 21 to attend.

This being a column on spiritual matters, leads me to suggest ways of investing our lives, not for money, but for ways to a better life.

Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) INVESTING

Recently, I was asked if I would like to attend a presentation on an investing opportunity. I did and found it interesting and tempting, not because I have any extra money to invest, but just to see what the possibilities were. There seems to be many opportunities these days to invest in precious metals, bitcoin, the stock market, real estate, and new business ventures. I find, too, even the teachings of Jesus cover investing. There is the story of a land owner, who gives sums of money to his workers to invest. One worker doubles the investment. Another does almost as well. Then there is the one who buries his, because he is afraid of losing it. The Lord was not pleased and takes

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The most important area of investing is our relationship with God. Materialism might appeal to us, but the spiritual life is more profitable, says Paul, the Apostle. We get that profit in times of prayer, the study of the Scriptures, worship and fellowship. It comes when we seek the wisdom, love, and care of God in faith. Being grateful for all we have and enjoy is to put God at the center of our investment.

The second area of investing is taking time to improve the self in attitude, health, and achievement. Do we think enough of the self to want the best there is in life? But it isn’t just the self. All of humanity needs our concern, time, and talent for enough food, housing, education, and inspiration for self improvement. It takes time and commitment for this level of investment, Investing is necessary and profitable. You can invest with a phone call – 760-746 6611. That’s Dial-APrayer!

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Who could resist this handsome fellow? Stewie is a senior dog, ready for the relaxing retirement lifestyle. But he still has a lot of pep in his step! Stewie would love a family who is living life at his speed, with nice neighborhood walks and quiet afternoon naps. If you are looking for an easy going fellow, Stewie may be the one for you!

She needs a home with a fenced yard where she can take breaks until she’s confident enough to go for walks on her leash.

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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

Discover creative ways to protect our water quality San Marcos proudly partners with the San Diego County-based program Project Clean Water to support our local and regional water quality efforts. We work alongside 21 agencies and 17 other cities within San Diego County to increase community awareness and education to protect our water.

Join us and take Project Clean Water’s “52 Ways to Love Your Water” pledge. The pledge includes 52 small actions you can take to love your water and keep our watershed clean. Here are a few of my favorites:


Invest in a reusable water bottle Reduce your watering time or adjust your sprinkler water cycle Check your car for leaks Switch to organic fertilizer and cut down on how much you use Grab a bag and go for a hike – pick up trash you see along the way To learn more about the “52 Ways to Love Your Water,” visit

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Vista Tourism Thriving Through out Pandemi c

While tourism largely came to a halt worldwide during the pandemic, hotels in Vista were able to stay afloat - and even find success - thanks to several industries driving economic growth in the city. Vista’s upscale boutique, Ayres Hotel, opened last year during the stay-at-home order, yet despite the expected slow start, business has been steadily improving over the last 17 months. The Hyatt Place echoed that outlook and reported that this year’s revenue was higher than anticipated. It is good to hear about families visiting Vista to celebrate with loved ones after more than a year apart, kids playing sports, people getting married, and friends hosting reunions or other events — our thriving hotels are a beautiful reminder of what they are here for and why we support our local businesses.

News from Pala Casino

Pala Casino just continues to add to its reputation as a top venue for great entertainment! Just look at some of the great Tribute Artists that they offer: DAUGHTRY Saturday, October 9 8:00 PM Starlight Theater $75 / $55 / $35

Ballad of Bubs McFee Cont. from Page 10

lifetime. The kind of thing that lands men in history books. When completed, the neoclassical sculpture would stand at 305 feet. Her Torch of Freedom would greet 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954. Steamship passengers would later report that the statue was the first thing they saw from sea. Many newcomers would weep when they first laid eyes on her. Most still do. Not because of her appearance, but because of what she stands for.

The foreman clapped Bubs on the shoulder and gave a warm smile.

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

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

“That was quite a show, kid. Ain’t never seen anything like that. You start tomorrow morning. You and me are gonna build the most beautiful statue this world has ever seen.” Bubs wiped the slick sweat from his ebony face. “Yes, sir,” he said.

(Sean Dietrich is a regular conributor to The Paper. You’ll see more of his heartwarming stories!)

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Normally, when I write this column, I write about what is the hot topic of the day or week. I try to share my thoughts on that week’s issue with all of you. I think it is important for you to know what occupies not just my time but the time of the entire city council. And what we are doing about it, and how we are thinking.

This week, I feel like every meeting I’ve had was about housing. So let me get the obvious out of the way – there isn’t enough, it’s expensive, and the price is going up faster than wages. We are working very hard to find ways to get our residents into homes. You would think it would be easy to find builders to build homes but it isn’t. Restrictions designed to protect us, and costs make it more and more difficult. Of all the challenges of governance this is one of the biggest. That said, we are working on some solutions that will help but not solve the problem. And I don’t have the perfect answer, but I want you to know that we are aware of the issue and we are not going to give up. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe!

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Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido

The Paper, which has strong ties to Kiwans (a member for over 27 years), will keep you up to date with additional articles. •••• We continue to be pleasantly surprised at the food industry’s ability to bounce back again and again after so many punches below the belt. The news of Escondido doina a “redo” of Grand Avenue which, among other things, will provide for wider sidewalks and more outdoor dining, promises to generat a whole new image of downown Escondido as a “destination.”

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be the oldest couple in the room. Is there something wrong with us? Could we, like “Baby Jane”, have become pathetic cases of arrested development? Should we move gracefully into our dotage and adopted a couple of cats? Perhaps we should, but it just hasn’t occurred to us.

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory www.

Is Nome the world’s most senior PC Technician?

This week is the fifty-sixth anniversary of our wedding. One of our customers suggested that it was unusual for a couple to be in business together after all those years “How is that unusual”, I asked, “we go to work every day just like everyone else.” She replied “yes, but most people don’t do it at your age”. It dawned on me that she had a point. We open the shop at 9:00 am six days a week, are active members of the San Marcos, Vista and Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce, the Business Builders Network, San Marcos Lions Club and stay connected through local social media. Our activities are really not that unusual for younger people who live and work in our community and we don’t feel any different than we ever did. But more and more lately we have started to realize that we might

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4

Liberty and an opportunity for happiness... as long as it doesn't encumber others right to do the same. Everyone should be given these, and they must follow the requirements to secure these Legally! My grandfather and grandmother didn't ask for anything more than the opportunity to become citizens here and make something of their lives. They did not get a free pass, they worked for it.

We need to lead again, instead of being chained to another country's will. It is now. The environment is limiting the water and food resources of all nations. When this happens, those nations will look to other nations to conquer in order to let their citizens survive. We are there...Now! Again, Great article and we need to wake up! Gregory Hurt, DDS San Marcos, CA.

A Critique

Concerning your article “I Miss the America I Grew Up In”, you seem to allow your hatred for the Democrats cloud the article.

I guess this is ok since it is a conservative paper though opinion pieces should be marked as such. Please let me make some rebuttal

In thinking about our present condition it suddenly came to me that may indeed have become valuable, promotable commodities and never realized it. Nome may well be the oldest female practicing Computer Tech in California, the United States perhaps the World. That must be worth something. There are tons of old geezers like me running business well into their eighties but Nome is unique. How did she get so good at what she does?

I first met her in 1964. She was a very smart, very pretty twenty two year whose job was setting up and running two automated stripper/terminating machines at Belden Corporation in Indiana. We got married in 1965 and by 1969 had relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where Nome worked for Westinghouse crafting prototype control systems for the Mark 48 torpedo. We moved to Bloomington, Minnesota in 1972 where she bonded integrated circuits under a microscope at Control Data Corp’s Research and Development lab. By 1977 In Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada, her job was using magnets to set up the geometry on CRTs at Volker Craig. By 1979 Nome was doing production planning at FMC Corp in Santa Clara. In 1990 it was production scheduling at

points. One way you let your bias showed was when you talked about how President Ford new funding bill for allowing South Vietnam RVN to come to America was killed by 1 vote by then Senator Joe Biden.

So I assume you are saying that it failed with a 50-50 vote and if Joe Biden had voted for it instead of against it, it would have passed. If so, that is not completely true because anyone of the 50 people who voted against it could have voted for it and it would have passed. So it wasn't Biden vote that killed it. Or maybe it was attempted to pass via a unanimous vote so there would be no debate on the subject. And a unanimous vote requires that no-one objects and Biden objected. It is common for a member of congress to object to a unanimous vote because they believe there should be a debate on the subject or there were other objectionable items in the same bill. You should have been clearer on how Biden's 1 vote killed it. Another way you let your bias showed was when you talked about the 2008 Veterans' benefits Enhancement Act and how it was Speaker Nancy Pelosi who failed to get it pass because she did not get all 230 House Democrats to vote for it when Rep. Darryl Issa gathered 60 Republican votes to allow it to pass without debate and amendments. Was it Pelosi who failed or was Issa because he did not gather more than 60 Republican votes?

BEI in San Marcos. Her last paycheck job was working with me to ready PC maker Vision Technologies in Vista CA for sale to an Asian conglomerate 1995.

The company that bought Vision Technologies bought the name and distribution channels but not the inventory. So Nome and I bought the inventory and moved into our present location. We named ourselves The Computer Factory, and gradually evolved into the business we are today. Nome favored hands-on work so she has built, repaired and upgraded PCs every day for the past 26

You implied that the bill failed but you never said why or what the final vote was.

And you talked about what a terrible job was done getting the Afghans who helped us in Afghanistan out using SIV. It was a terrible withdrawal but when was there ever a good one. But you failed to mention that part of the problem was that many SIV's were not allowed to come to US under the Trump administration because of their immigration policy promoted by Stephen Miller. olitics/trump-adviser-stephenmiller-afghan-allies-usentry/index.html It seems to me that the vast majority of the SIV's could have been gotten out of the country before President Biden took office. The days of when wars were fought where the US can go in and complete waylay a country, its infrastructure, and half its citizens are long gone. You can lament and wish for the old days if you want. But you can't blame just the Democrats for it. Rick Bova Escondido

A Longtime Fan

Mr. Davis WOW, the article was a long time coming. The only one that can help America and other nations is the Creator and Maker of us all.

years. She’s gotten really good at it.

And that’s how Nome became the senior practicing PC technician in the universe. We still haven’t quite figured out how to monetize her one of a kind status, but somehow there has to be a way to turn her into a money making tourist attraction. In the meantime, she is absolutely free for public viewing during business hours and will be selling kisses in The Computer Factory booth this Sunday at the San Marcos Harvest Festival and Street Faire. See you there, bring lots of quarters.

We pushed God and the Bible out and now we must beg his forgiveness and ask God and his son Jesus Christ back!

I was going to submit a long article about our leaders but I`m sure everyone knows what is happening including the ones who created the nightmare.

I am surprised Mr. Gomez has not mentioned this since he is a Christian and a great writer of some wonderful stories. Angelo Caruso San Marcos, CA GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Another Friedrich Fan

No doubt about it, Friedrich Gomez is a super talented AMAZING writer. I just can't understand though why you use such a lame photo of him at the end of each article. It just doesn't seem befitting for a writer of his stature.

Why is he holding up a Ruby's Diner menu? What is it supposed to mean? Is he paid by Ruby's Diner for advertising? Does he love to eat at Ruby's Diner? Joni Taylor, San Diego County

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Airlines</a> on my consumer advocacy site, I also have <a href=" a n y contacts/citigroup/">Citibank executive contacts</a> on the site. This case took some untangling. It turns out the partial refund you received was for an upgrade. Singapore thought Citi had your money. Citi thought Singapore had your money. My team and I spent some time tracking down the refund. Singapore finally refunded all five tickets, 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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Americans are not willing to do.

She submitted her application for a job in a Florida lemon grove, but seemed far too qualified for the job.

She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from Michigan State University. For a number of years, she had worked as a social worker, and also as a school teacher. The foreman studied her application, frowned, and said, "I see that you are well educated, and have an impressive resume. “However, I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

"Well, as a matter of fact, I have," she said, "I've been divorced three times, owned two Chryslers, voted twice for Obama, once for Hillary and once for Biden.”

She started work yesterday! •••• I have a 75 year old friend who swears he and his wife have sex almost every day. He said they almost had sex Wednesday, almost on Thursday, almost on Friday . . . . •••• Most women are attracted to the simple things in life. Like men. •••• After 20 years, Spiderman's marriage is falling apart. Apparently he spent too much time on the Web. •••• I once dated a girl that returned from a visit to London so terribly disappointed. She discovered that Big Ben was only a clock. •••• There are some people who think that women with large breasts are stupid. It's exactly the opposite. Women with large breasts make men stupid. •••• A great philosopher once said, (it may have been my very own self): "Be what you is, not what you isn't. Cause when you is what you isn't

You isn't what you is." •••• Some guy dented my fender the other day, so I said to him, "be fruitful and multiply." But not exactly in those words. •••• Little drops of water upon the bathroom floor takes lots and lots of elbow grease and makes the cleaner sore. So now kind friends, remember, before the water flows please adjust the distance according to the hose.

(Or, as daddy always said, 'bulls with short horns stand closer to the trough.') •••• Sign In a pet shop window: "Free legless parakeet. No perches necessary." •••• If a man's wife is his better half, and he marries twice, what then becomes of him? •••• A blonde is on board a small twoseater airplane when suddenly the pilot dies. Not knowing how to fly a plane she grabs the radio. "Mayday, mayday! My pilot just died!" Ground control receive her call for help and answers back: "Don't worry, madam. I'll talk you down, just do as I say. First I need you to give me your height and position."

"I'm 5"2' and sitting in the right front seat." Ground control: "Repeat after me: Our Father..... which art in Heaven.... •••• Please don’t ride with me if you’re gonna grab the dsahboard and scream every time I run off the road.

It makes me nervous. •••• I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were outside shouting, '13...13...13.' The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on... Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick! Then they all started shouting '14...14...14'... •••• I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it. •••• I had amnesia once or twice. •••• I wear my heart on my sleeve. I wear my liver on my pant leg. •••• When I was in boy scouts, I slipped on the ice and hurt my ankle.

A little old lady had to help me across the street. •••• I went to San Francisco. I found someone's heart. •••• Last week I forgot how to ride a bicycle. •••• A question for the CPA's. . .To whom do we owe the National Debt? •••• I'd like mornings a lot better if they happened in the afternoon. •••• If you don’t see me for the next couple of weeks; don’t worry, I have checked into the Hokey Pokey Clinic…..apparently a good place to turn yourself around. •••• Personally, I think it is far wiser to strike when the iron is cold. •••• After an argument with evelyn I like


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The chief looks at the tree and says, "Tree." The Priest is pleased with the response. They walk a little further and he points to a rock and says, "This is a rock." Hearing this, the chief looks and says, "Rock."

The Priest was really getting enthusiastic about the results when he hears a rustling in the bushes. As they peek over the top, he sees a couple of natives in the midst of heavy sexual activity. The Priest is flustered and quickly says, "Man riding a bike."


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The chief looks at the couple briefly, pulls out his blowgun and kills them. The Priest goes ballistic and yells at the chief that he has spent years teaching the tribe how to be civilized and be kind to each other, so how could he kill these people in cold blood that way? The chief replied, "My bike."

Enjoy your day and remember to keep off the roads when riding someone else's bike. •••• I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Angus bull. I put him out

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William “Bill” Schramm passed away on August 31, 2021 at the age of 74 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill spent his final months in his beloved home on Oregon’s Applegate River surrounded by loved ones who promise to continue his legacy of service above self. Bill devoted his entire life to helping make other people’s lives better. After graduating with a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Community Leadership and serving six years in the National Guard, Bill began his professional career with the YMCA in California where he

worked as a Director for 13 years. In 1982 he began his cherished role as Community Services Director for the City of San Marcos in Southern California, and stayed there until his retirement in 2006. During those 24 years, Bill blended his love of nature and community to enhance the City of San Marcos with the development of parks, recreation facilities, nature trails and more. Beyond his career, Bill spent his life in volunteer leadership positions for multiple service organizations including President of Rotary, Y’s Men and Meals on Wheels. After retiring, Bill and his wife Sandy built their dream home in Southern Oregon where his dedication to the community continued, most recently serving as President of the Caveman Kiwanis in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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As they talked, the Iranian said, "I have just one question about what I have seen in America." The Ranger said, "Well, is there anything I can do to help?"

The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show called 'Star Trek' and in it there is Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is from Scotland, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on 'Star Trek'.

The Ranger leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador and whispered back, "That's because it takes place in the future..." •••• My mom always taught me to work hard until my bank balance looked like a phone number. Well, it worked.

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SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 20211504 Ordinance No. 2021-1504 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, Modifying Chapter 2.04 (General) and Chapter 2.08 (City Council) of Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) of the San Marcos Municipal Code to change the term “Mayor Pro Tem” to “Deputy Mayor,” and modifying Chapter 2.20 (City Officers) to change the term “City Manager Pro Tem” to “Acting City Manager.” Ordinance No. 2021-1504 was introduced on September 14, 2021, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on September 28, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, MUSGROVE, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/7/2021

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Ordinance No. 2021-1500 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, Approving an amendment of the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan. Ordinance No. 2021-1500 was introduced on September 14, 2021, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on September 28, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, MUSGROVE, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/7/2021 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2021-1501

Ordinance No. 2021-1501 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, Approving a rezone of 0.55 acres from San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Area (SPA) to Commercial (C) zone. Ordinance No. 2021-1501 was introduced on September 14, 2021, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on September 28, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, MUSGROVE, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/7/2021 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2021-1502

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019846 The name of the business: Comprehensive Wellness Center, located at 555 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., 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 9/03/2021 9/23, 9/30, 10/07 & 10/14/21

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020242 The name of the business: Douglas Reich 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 2021-9020213 The name of the business: Ramona Painting, located at 1050 Unit A, Hwy 78, Ramona Ca. 92065 Registrant Information: Dan A. Jauregui 1050 Unit A Hwy 78 Ramona, Ca. 92065 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9-9-21 /s/ Dan Jauregui Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/9/2021. 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021


Ordinance No. 2021-1503 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, Amending Cha ter 8.80 (Smoking in certain public places) of the San Marcos Municipal Code to prohibit smoking in outdoor/patio dining areas and areas adjacent thereto. Ordinance No. 2021-1503 was introduced on September 14, 2021, and adopted by the City Council of San Marcos, California, on September 28, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, MUSGROVE, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/7/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9021757 The name of the business: Clearsight Exterior Services, located at 1281 Holms Grove Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Parker, Aiden, Stiles 1281 Holms Grove Dr. San Marcos, LCA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/26/21 /s/ Parker Aiden Stiles Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/29/2021 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021

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 1240 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9021223 The name of the business: Smoothi, located at 1401 21st Street, Ste R. , Sacramento, CA. 95811. Registrant Information: Mixed Berries LLC 1401 21st Street, Ste R Sacramento, CA. 95811 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Eleanor Ortiz, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/22/2021 9/30, 10/07, 10//14 & 10/21/2021

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 2021-9020173 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 2021-9020153 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 Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. Cheri Mae BaileyFiled 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



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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019804 The name of the business: F&M Housecleaning, locatd at 2700 E. Valley Parkway, Space 252, Escondido, CA. 92027. Registrant Information: Marianne Haight 2700 E. Valley Pkway Sp. 252 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Marianne Haight Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/02/2021 9/30, 10/07, 10//14 & 10/21/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-90196044 The name of the business: Wolfpack Travel Club, located at 3535 Glen Ave. #320, Carlsbad, CA. 92010 Registrant Information: Stephanie Halverson 3535 Glen Ave #320 Carlsbd, CA. 92010 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Stephanie Halverson Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/01/2021 9/30, 10/07, 10//14 & 10/21/2021

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