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October 21, 2021

Volume 51 - No. 42

By Friedrich Gomez

Those most terrifying words of admonishment for America, and the root cause behind them, are nearly 200 years old; and yet they feel uncomfortably familiar, palpable, and even possibly prophetic for many concerned observers today.

Those most disturbing words come from our very own Abraham Lincoln.

Honest Abe made his now-seemingly prophetic warning 183 years The Paper - 760.747.7119


ago this year.

Scholars tell us that this key passage was part of an 1838 speech he delivered, as follows: “Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the Earth in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a Commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial

of a 1,000 years! At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer: If it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves, be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we must live through all time . . . or die by suicide.” Lincoln was still in his 20s when he spoke those terrifying words of admonishment to disbelieving and uncomprehending ears.

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At the time, his contemporaries just didn’t get it. How could they?

After all, the young Republican uttered those strange words more than two decades before he even became our 16th U. S. President. And over 23 years before the American Civil War even started.

So, indeed, many of his contemporaries wondered amongst themselves, “What does all this rubbish

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mean, anyway: the danger to America’s existence lies within us?”

WHAT ARE LINCOLN’S WORDS TELLING US TODAY? Professor Michael Burlingame, who chairs the Abraham Lincoln Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield, puts a contemporary spin on things:

“Lincoln was denouncing mob violence which would lead to social chaos, provoking the public to demand law and order . . . when there would be none.

No law and order to stem the tide of open mob anarchy, which would rule tyrannically, and openly, within our streets and cities, with virtual impunity.” It would also mean the loss of fundamental rights, such as Freedom of Speech, loss of Self-Esteem as Americans, and dividing a nation with distrust and racial strife. HOW WOULD WE ANSWER LINCOLN’S QUESTION TODAY? How would we, in good conscience, answer Lincoln’s question today: “At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?” -- which would be the early danger signs that our great nation is destined for doom? Could the recent, shocking and

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This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Tequila! Helping people wind up in stranger’s beds since 1521! •••• I always carry a pebble in my pocket so I can throw it at people who sing Christmas songs in October. I call them my Jingle Bell Rock! ••••

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unprecedented, violent and deadly siege within the hallowed halls of our nation’s capitol by anarchists on January 6, 2021 be a precursor to our eventual decay and demise as a lawful, unified nation whose democracy is central, sacred, and never to be defiled?

Or could the Great Emancipator’s words accurately fit the description of widespread vigilante mob violence begat from the unjustified death of the African-American, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis Police (an event which the U. S. legal system ruled unjustified and a breach of law and order within the public domain) and the threatened chants of “Abolish the Police”? That pivotal event created a historic backlash, still hugely viable and influential today, in the formation of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM), which has been evaluated as: “The largest single, movement in terms of participation in U. S. history.”

Despite its name, the Black Lives Matter Movement, it consists of a variety of races: 60% of White adults say they at least support some aspects of BLM. 77% of Hispanics and 75% of Asians also affiliate themselves along certain BLM guidelines, as reported by the

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I don’t normally brag about going to expensive places but I just left the gas station. •••• A little girl came up to the ice cream truck and asked if she could buy ice cream with a blue rock she found

I am now one blue rock richer. •••• I see people around my age mountain climbing and zip lining. . . and here I am, feeling good about myself because I got my leg through my underwear without losing my balance. •••• On this day: In 1810, Prince Regent Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen were married in Munich. The festivities that followed would evolve into Oktoberfest. •••• I remember once telling my dad that I had grown an extra foot since graduating from college. He sent me three socks for Christmas. •••• History is always so interesting.

It just all depends on how you look at some things..

In the late 1980's I got involved in genealogy. As a result, I wound up writing four separate books on four separate branches of my family. The one book I have not been able to complete is that of the Davis family. The others, all Scandinavians, went back as far as 1526. I have since vis-

They stand behind caged doors. They look at you when you walk by. They bark like their lives depend on it. Some have barked so hard they’ve lost their voices.

They miss running more than anything. I’m talking about all-out, wideopen, honest-to-goodness running. Their legs were made for this, but they can’t do it. Not in here.

The old dogs don’t even bother barking anymore. They know what awaits. One day a woman in scrubs and rubber gloves will lead them away, and they won’t come back. Jack, the Labrador, for instance, he was ten years old, reddish colored. Nobody wanted him because of the

ited both Denmark and Norway and, in Norway, met my contemporary cousins.

I ran into one roadblock in the Davis history that I could not get past; finally, I threw up my hands in frustration and tossed in the towel. I gave up further studies of genealogy. Not before, however, learning of a fascinating character in my ancestral past. My great-great uncle, Pasquale Davis, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Minnesota in 1889. The only known photograph of Pasquale shows him standing on the gallows in Minnesota territory: On the back of the picture I obtained during my research is this inscription: 'Pasquale Davis, horse thief,

white on his snout. He went to Heaven yesterday.

“People just don’t want elderly dogs,” a staff worker tells me. “It breaks your heart, I won’t lie.”

And Ophelia. She’s a beagle. She’s an old woman. So is ‘Bama, Pistol Pete, Chocolate, Bradley, and Miss Daisy. Abandoned dogs. Lost animals. This is their last stop on the bus ride of life. Then.

Through the doors walks Jace. Jace is a seven-year-old boy with rosy

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sent to Minnesota Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Minnesota Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

So putting my extensive training in journalism to work . . . I tidied up the history a little bit. "Pasquale Davis was a famous cowboy in the Minnesota Territory His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Minnesota railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Pasquale Davis passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

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president. It had been hidden between two other items.

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New Image Surfaces for World's Smallest Post Office - For many years, staff at the Valley Center History Museum have known that the world's smallest post office once operated on Old Castle Road. Multiple photos, stories and government data support the fact. It came as a surprise, however, when researchers at the Valley Center Historical Society recently uncovered yet another image and story to add to the growing archive.

It's a photograph and story that appeared in the October 24,1908, edition of Harper's Weekly magazine, at the time the most widely read journal in the country. The magazine was found among previously uncovered items that had been given to the History Museum nearly two decades ago by Norman Syler, the organization's original

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Washington Post and various nationwide polls.

Simply put, are all of these unprecedented socio-political upheavals truly the “shape of things to come” for a terminallyailing nation from within? LINCOLN’S DANGER SIGN: “WHEN THE PUBLIC DEMANDS LAW & ORDER & THERE IS NONE.” According to many concerned observers, this has already happened when newspapers across America declared in bold headlines: “THE 100-PLUS DAYS PORTLAND, OREGON WAS HELD HOSTAGE BY ANARCHISTS.”

Lincoln’s cardinal warning sign of: “When the public demands law and order only to find there is none” would certainly seem to apply here, and all around these United States during those unstoppable, tumultuous months-on-end when violent protests reigned with virtual impunity.

To wit: violent protests and unchecked mob pillaging spread to over 40% of all counties in America, eventually spreading to over 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 U. S. states, including all five permanently-inhabited U. S. territories.

The designation as the w o r l d ' s smallest post o f f i c e appeared in the postal s e r v i c e monthly journ a l Postmaster's Advocate in 1903. Known as the Moosa branch, it was located on Old Castle Road near the present-day Castle Creek Country Club. One year later, it was moved to the corner of Old Castle and Pamoosa Road, closer to the home of postmaster Isaac Frazee who had built and lived in his castle-like home. Measuring 22 square feet, the postal branch had a height of seven feet. The Harper's Weekly story said Frazee often had to drive out lizards and an occasional rattler.

Records show that a stagecoach showed up three times weekly with mail after which Frazee would deliver the letters and packages to 20 homesteaders in the area. In operation since 1881, the facility closed in 1912. There is no evidence that any part of the structure survives. A second historic post office, this one called "the smallest post office in the United States," was in operation from 1898 to 1912 at 31928

Some ‘live’ newscasts were difficult to watch.

One video shows, as described on newscasts: “an innocent man pulled and dragged from his truck and beaten by protesters.”

Regardless of one’s socio-political stance, the shocking images of the violent beating of the man goes on for a (full 20-plus minutes) without any sign of intervention to help the innocent victim whose only crime was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of one’s bank of reasoning and ideology, in the eyes of most, such indiscriminate violence in looting and burning down stores, banks, innocent neighborhoods, and businesses, was condemned (by a plurality of different races).

HAVE WE ALREADY REACHED THAT “POINT OF NO RETURN”? Just recently, on August 13, 2021, Eric Schnurer, highly esteemed writer and longtime official advisor to U. S. state and local governments, finally asked that most terrifying of questions: “Has the U. S. already passed the point of no return?” Schnurer draws a wicked line of comparison between the Fall of the Roman Empire and America:

“How did a wealthy, powerful, and successfully self-governing people – proud of their frontier origins, piety and traditional values and

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Lilac Road. It served 50 homesteaders in the area with Kitty Keys as postmaster. The entire structure was moved in 2004 to the Valley Center History Museum where it remains on permanent exhibition.

For more information, call 760-7492993, check the website or visit the Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Carlsbad Republican Women Announce Meeting - The Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF) will welcome 2022 Republican candidates, Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, and Leslie Salazar-Carrillo, CEO of Pathway Health Clinic (PHC) at their next meeting. Join them on Tuesday, October 26th, as they introduce a variety of influential speakers to their club's membership. Heading up the meeting agenda are 2022 Republican candidates. As of this publication, candidates to address the group include: Elizabeth Heng, U.S. Senate; Brian Maryott, U.S. Congress, 49th District; Keith Blackburn, Mayor of Carlsbad; Tracy Carmichael, Carlsbad City Council, District 1; Sharon McKeeman, Carlsbad School District, Trustee Area 1; Scott Davison, Carlsbad School District, Trustee Area 5. Additional candidates will be added to the lineup as they are confirmed.

Outgoing Carlsbad Mayor, Matt above all their ‘origin story’ in throwing off monarchical rule – essentially commit democratic suicide and settle, more-or-less-willingly, for a half-millennium of dictatorship?”

Already the insidious trending has begun to slowly rid America from its underlying values, fundamental identity, dignity, and even the vulgar raping of any vestige of American self-worth.

TEACHING WORDS “AMERICAN” & “AMERICA” NOW TAUGHT AS NEGATIVES IN OUR SCHOOLS. Yes you read that correctly. Impossible, you say?

Never in a trial of a thousand years?

You may even be saying quietly to yourself: “If I haven’t read or heard of this on the news, then it can’t be true! “A story this big and important would’ve been covered. So, case closed.”

Hall, will offer an update on current city issues as well as a review of his tenure. Mayor Hall has been in office since 2010 and has served his constituents well, especially during turbulent times in the past two years. Pathway Health Clinic CEO Leslie Salazar-Carrillo, and CRWF member, will give an update on her organization. PHC is an accredited medical clinic, provides evidencebased medical services and education in the areas of sexual health for at-risk women in the Tri-City area.

CRWF's October 26th luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. Doors open at 10:30am and the program begins at 11:00am. Cost is $32/per person. Please RSVP and pay online at; reservations close at 12:00noon on Friday, October 22nd. No payment at the door. For more information, contact Ann at 760.415.7006 or Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.

San Marcos Chamber Event - No New Taxex, No New Fees, Stand Against the new Vehicle Mileage Visit The San Marcos Chamber has partnered with 17 Chambers of Commerce to form the San Diego Business Coalition. Our goal is to educate

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face and blonde hair. His parents are divorced. They live in a two-bedroom apartment, with no neighbor kids. Jace gets lonely. “My son needs a friend,” his mother explains.

Jace walks the long corridor and looks for a pal. He sees Rip—a basset hound with so many skin wrinkles he ought to win an award. His face is long, his ears touch the floor. Rip is nine.

Jace pokes his hand through the bars. “We ain’t supposed to let people touch the cages,” a staff worker whispers to me. “But Rip’s a sweetheart.” Rip wanders to the door. He licks Jace. “Mom!” says Jace. “He licked me!” Rip stares at Jace.

And yet, in this exclusive report to The Paper, this is exactly what is taking root – slowly and silently -within our very own trusted ‘seats of higher learning’ today.

In dog years, Rip is older than this boy. And he’s smart, too. You can see this in his eyes. I’ve been writing a long time, but I can’t find a good sentence to convey the way a dog looks at you. They know something we don’t.

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Remember, the most effective and

“Can I play with him?” says Jace.

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Fatal Accident at Escondido Intersection of Washington and Rose

On October 12, 2021, at 12:39 p.m., Escondido Police officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Rose Street. Officers arrived and found two vehicles which had collided in the intersection and then struck two pedestrians who were walking in the east crosswalk. Citizens were performing CPR on one of the pedestrians, a 45-year-old female. She was transported to Palomar Medical Center where she later died. A seven-year-old male pedestrian was also transported to Palomar Medical Center and later transferred to Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a red Nissan Titan was traveling east on Washington Avenue and failed to stop for a red traffic signal, colliding with a blue Ford Fusion that was traveling north on Rose Street. Both pedestrians were hit after the initial collision as they were crossing Washington Avenue in the crosswalk. An independent witness confirmed the traffic signal for northbound Rose Street was green at the time of the collision.

This collision is under investigation by Officer Stephen Braucht of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Braucht at (760) 839-4482.

Follow the Escondido Department on social @EscondidoPolice.

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To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at Escondido Police Seek Help on Finding Hit & Run Driver

On October 9, 2021 at 9:33 p.m., Escondido Police officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian using a power-driven mobility device on Valley Parkway west of Citrus Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of Valley Parkway. The pedestrian, a 72-year-old male Escondido resident, was transported to Palomar Medical Center where later died. The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision had fled from the scene prior to the arrival of officers.

The vehicle involved in the crash is a white Mercedes-Benz sedan, possibly a “C” series. The vehicle will have front end and right-side damage, including a missing or broken right side mirror. This crash is under investigation by Officer Paul Smyth of the Escondido Police Department

T'ain't fair, I tell ya.

Meat, poultry, fish, soups, (without crackers . . . and I LOVE oyster stew, loaded with soda crackers) . . . I might as well be in prison. I guess I can do it. I quit smoking (about 30 years ago) and I had been one of those lovely 2-3 pack a day guys. Must have smelled like an ashtray.

Man About Town

Well, tragedy has truck Father Lyle's home. Again. I have to cut waaaaaay back on almost every food I absolutely love.

Have to cut back on all carbs . . . which means my beloved pasta has to go bye-bye for awhile. My Chinese foods, Sweet and Sour Pork (too much sugar in the sauce) . . . breads, donuts, breakfast rolls, my morning oatmeal (with blue berries!) . . . no toast with my eggs. My blood sugar is running too high . . . I'm almost at a 9 and my doctor wants me around 7. So, to get there I have to cut back or elimimate carbs (which convert to sugar).

I'm a type II diabetic and don't mind taking insulin. It's painless . . . but I DO mind cutting all the good food things out of my diet.

That was very, very hard to do . . but one of the smartest things I've ever done. I had to use hypnosis to quit though. Wonder if I should see my friendly corner hypnotist to help me get over cravings for my pasta, etc.

I could stand to lose about 40 lbs. I’m on my way, having lost 10 lbs. so far. The next 30 will be the tough ones. Woe is me.

•••• Evelyn and I finally managed to have a lovely night out together last Friday. Went over to Hunsaker’s (formerly Vincent’s) and, as usual, had a lovely, upscale atmosphere, nice and quiet. Very intimate dinner with great company. To me, Evelyn was the most beautiful woman in the restaurant.

We both had the French Onion Soup which is to die for! She ordered a salad, I ordered a Rack of Lamb. The only surpsie was they did not have any green mint jelly. Lamb? Without green mint jelly? I

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Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or has any information about the involved driver/vehicle is encouraged to contact Officer Smyth at 760-8394423. Follow the Escondido Department on social @EscondidoPolice.

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To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at Lower Wait Times at Palomar Medical Center Emergency Room Expected

In a briefing for Palomar Medical Center Board Members Emergent Medical Associates laid out plans for restructuring policies and procedures at Palomar Medical Center that, among other things, will reduce wait times in the Emergency Room at Palomar Medical Center.

Spokesmen for Emergent claimed there are 15 hospitals in San Diego County and the goal is that Palomar Medical Center will wind up as the number 1 hospital in terms of positive patient experiences and reduction of waiting time to receive treatment.

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had never imagined such an event occuring. I had debated between the rack of lamb and the filet mignon.

Next time I’ll order the filet mignon.

Letters to the Editor Loves Q&A cover stores

I totally agree with all your previous fan mail regarding your cover story "Do You Really Know California, Take a Multiple-Choice Quiz and See!"

It was so much fun to read, which proved to our kids (and adults) that learning CAN be a fun and exciting adventure! Please run more question-and-answer stories! It was the best of two worlds: the shocking facts in the storyline was exclusive investigative reporting AND it was a REALLY fun time our friends and family members had in participating in the multiple-choice quiz format! We kept score and it was a

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was left at a shelter this week by an owner who discarded him without looking back. Terrified, withdrawn and confused, he shrinks into the wall and lays in his own urine.

Won’t need any green mint jelly for that. •••• My compliments to the Von’s Supermarket at East Valley Parkway and Citrus Avenue in Escondido.

They have given job opportunities to deaf mutes who do a marvelous job of providing personal service to Von’s shoppers. Friendly, eager to please, they are a definite asset to the Von’s •••• Our condolences to Justin Salter and his family on the loss of two family members, his uncle, 75 yearold Jim Weaver and Justin’s aunt Suzie. They were the two Valley Center reisidents who drowned in a boating accident on the Colorado River this past week.

Justin is the young and very successful publisher of both the Escondido Times Advocate and the Valley Center Road Runner. We hate to see the pain and suffering Justin and his family are enduring. We, too, have lost valued and loved family members so we know all too well a bit of what it is like. •••• This is a real picture of a dog who

Next time you decide to buy that fluffy puppy from the pet store or go to a breeder charging way too much money, think of the thousands abandoned and left like this everyday. I try not to post negative crap too much but this one got to me. Be a responsible pet owner or DON'T HAVE A PET. •••• I don’t mean to brag but I just went into another room and remember why I went there. True, it was the bathroom, but still •••• I asked the waitress for a quickie and she slapped me.

And elderly lady at the next table said, “It’s pronounces “quiche,” dear.”

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dangerous of social cancers are the ones that quietly sneak up on you, not the ones which come in through the front door like a loud, boisterous uncle.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE ERASES WORDS “AMERICAN” & “AMERICA” AS NEGATIVE. One critical warning sign in our internecine battles is when our own country begins to teach that the very word which defines us: “American” -- is offensive and, therefore, is eliminated from schools, college campuses, and universities. The sobering fact that you may be reading this for the very first time in The Paper, is proof of how this truly dangerous and insidious disease is festering – unnoticed, within our own nation. For example, the University of New Hampshire has issued a “University Bias Free Language Guide,” which stated that the word “American” was definitely “problematic.” Why?

Well, the university’s official “BiasFree Language Guide” said that the word “American” is offensive because it does not recognize South America, Latin America, Central America, etc. and, therefore: “Assumes that the U.S. is the only

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WILD FUN TIME of laughter, animated discussions, and awe!

As a former school teacher, you did a miraculous thing! Thanks so much, Lyle Davis, founder of The Paper weekly magazine. You hit a homer with all the bases loaded! Tell your star writer Friedrich Gomez just how much he is loved by all us readers out here! We've met him and he is so totally DIFFERENT than the way he writes! He's like a little boy -- so happy, full of energy, and just LOVES to eat candy! Lyle, you've created a weekly publication that has truly become a part of our social lives, unlike newspapers where the news is interesting, but there's no close 'family-feelingconnection.' Lyle E. Davis, you're magic! Maria Contreras-Hauser Family North San Diego County Responding to a Critic

Mr Davis, I`m so amazed on how your critic (Mr Bova) missed the point of the America story.

Biden left 85 billion dollars of our weapons for the enemy, he closed all the airports in Afghanistan, etc, Biden has the worst track record for the past 47 years. He has destroyed everything that President

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country inside these continents.”

And this type of anti-American indoctrination is nothing new – it’s spreading and happening all around the nation at various colleges and universities too numerous to mention here. From New Hampshire in the East, all the way across to Colorado on the West, this trend is surreptitiously growing (largely unnoticed by the general U. S. populace). Joining ranks with the University of New Hampshire on the East Coast is the highly-prestigious Colorado State University located at Fort Collins in the western United States.

Just last year, on July 27, 2019, Colorado State Chancellor, Tony Frank, has established the school’s “Inclusive Language Guide,” which also states that the words “America” and “American” are among words deemed to be noninclusive and, therefore, are wrong. Colorado State University at Fort Collins is the prestigious and official flagship university of the Colorado State University System – and the campus is suggesting alternative titles to refer to an “American” so as not to offend anyone.

The college chancellor suggested in its “Inclusive Language Guide,” various alternatives to the word “American” such as: “U. S. citiTrump accomplished such as securing the border, constructing a pipeline so we can have our own fuel, keeping China, North Korea, Russia and others in check, support Israel,etc. Democrats and some Republicans are a disease to America and the world. What does it take for leaders to see that they got it all wrong? /s/ Angelo Caruso San Marcos, Ca.

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zen” or perhaps “person from the U. S.”

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took issue with Colorado State University with an op-ed for the Washington Times: “Instead of spending so much time worrying about ways not to offend anyone (at the expense of America and our country), it would be nice if our colleges and universities actually worried about teaching our students,” Walker wrote. Many of the most august scholars today believe that these are all indisputable warning signs of which Abraham Lincoln admonished us – and that America can only fall from within, when we ourselves expunge our own quintessential core values.

COULD SUCH TEACHING AS “SHAMING AMERICANS” EVER COME TO OUR CHILDREN’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS? Many say that such an encroachment of sowing division, shaming Americans, and thrusting unwarranted ‘collective guilt’ upon our small and innocent school children from kindergarten through Grades 12 would never even be considered.

And yet, in the view of many, Critical Race Theory poses this very danger. While others disagree that it is necessary to keep America strong and honest.

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Emergent plans to aggressively recruit more nurses as a number of nurses have resigned or retired due to COVID19. With a larger nursing staff coupled with new policies and procedures patients should experience much less time in the waiting room.

Advocates on both sides, equally claim, that the deciding policy would either shore-up our misunderstandings as a nation, or be a final dagger to our bosom, as Lincoln phrased: “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves, be its author and finisher . . . . our own death by suicide.”

WHAT DO WE DO? THE VERY LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN & THE FUTURE OF AMERICA ARE AT STAKE? How do we decide on allowing, or not allowing, “Critical Race Theory” aka simply as CRT, into our precious school system, whereupon our children’s young minds will be forever shaped and molded – either for better or for worse? We are now at Lincoln’s crossroads, many concede, and America now sits on the very edge of a precipice with CRT, and with scholars like Eric Schnurer reiterating the pivotal query: “Is America nearing a ‘point of no return’ and facing its mirror image in the Fall of the Roman Empire?”

CRITICAL RACE THEORY NOW PROPOSED FOR K-12 SCHOOLS. No other topic today is more incendiary than the ongoing pyrotechnical debate on whether to allow Critical Race Theory into our public schools or not. Cities across the U. S. are deciding their own fates.

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Plans call for 60% of waiting room patients to be seen within two hours.

At the same time, under a Best Practice and Procedures plan, to build on patient-centered quality care, medical staff, doctors and nurses, will increase their daily rounds and will hold afternoon "huddles" at which members of the various medical disciplines will participate, review patient's records, and determine the best, most efficient form of treatment which would allow improved medical treatment which would then allow the patient to be discharged from the hospital without undue delay.

These "huddles" would also help determine if the hospital needed to call in extra help to deal with a surge in medical cases or in the event of deteriorating Diane Hansen, President and CEO, health of any given patient Palomar Medical Center or group of patients. Case management staff would Part of the new procedures involve provide 7 day a week care, which immediate bedding of sicker should also increase efficient patients, and supplying quick care patient treatment and discharge programs for those who are less plans. sick. Patients in the ER can expect to more quickly be moved to Triage Rooms where they can more quick- Emergent Medical Associates have ly and efficiently be evaluated and only been in place for two months but are already showing improvecare would be expedited. ment in patient care, in reducing The whole experience is designed Local News to reduce wait time for all patients Continued on Page 9 to receive treatment.

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It is a matter best left for the reader to ultimately decide on their own. CRT can be a complex subject and certainly has deep dividing points.

Even married couples are sharply and vehemently divided along ideological battle lines for what is best for their children. Even the clergy and the so-called social scientists and cognoscenti do not all stand on common agreement.

And yet, this is perhaps the most salient, most pervading, most critically important decision which all Americans must debate and decide.

It is of utmost priority, simply because it forges early-on, the mindset, the principles, the internal values – in our most vulnerable and formative years as children – which will be internalized as their moral and spiritual compass for a lifetime. Even the face of liberal television, Bill Maher, is not quite sure of all the tenets of CRT. On television, Maher cautiously stated his likes and dislikes in cherry-picking CRT:

“CRT. If that means, teaching history unvarnished, then yes, I’m for CRT. “If it means acknowledging that racism persists today, I would say ‘yeah teach that.’

“If CRT means making kids in schools fixated on race, I’m NOT for that. “If it’s about collective guilt – I didn’t do anything to your great, great grandfather – so I don’t want to be responsible for that. “Or made to feel guilty over it.

“If it’s – in any way – a toxicity of just being born White -- or if it’s about dividing students into ‘oppressed’ and ‘oppressor’ in any way – then I’m NOT for that.” Critical Race Theory is not a White vs. Black debate issue.

A plurality of races straddle both sides of the aisle.

Such as with Derrick Wilburn, a Black parent whose speech at a Colorado Springs School Board Meeting on Critical Race Theory went viral on the global internet on August 23, 2021. Wilburn, father of three, stated in his opening speech: “I am the direct descendent of the North American slave trade. Both

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my parents are Black. All four of my grandparents are Black, all eight of my great grandparents, and all 16 of my great greats. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were enslaved in Alabama. On my father’s side, we were enslaved in Texas. “I am not oppressed. I’m not oppressed and I’m not a victim.

“Although I have taught my children they are the victims of three things: Their own ignorance. Their own laziness. And their own poor decision making. “That is all.”

Wilburn, who lives in a neighboring school district, said at the meeting that “putting Critical Race Theory into our classroom is taking our nation dangerously in the wrong direction.”

“I can think of nothing . . . nothing more damaging to a society, than to tell a baby born today, that she has grievances today against another baby born today – simply because of what their ancestors may have done two centuries ago. “There is no point in doing that to our children. “And putting CRT into our classrooms, in part, does that.”

Derrick concludes his speech with: “Racism in America would be by and large dead, if not for institutions such as the education system keeping it on ‘life support.’”

POWER OF “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” & “FREEDOM OF DEMOCRACY” IN VOTING PREVAILED. Regardless if one agrees or disagrees with Derrick Wilburn, it is now a moot point in Colorado’s public school system and for its children. Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Democracy prevailed with the school board reaching their final decision with a freely democratic vote.

It was Wilburn’s stirring speech that had a deeply profound and intellectual effect and proved to be the deciding point in convincing the Colorado Springs School District 49 School Board to officially ban Critical Race Theory from all its classrooms.

LINCOLN WARNED WE MUST NEVER LOSE OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. If ever America is to truly fall from within (aside from the variables already discussed), one quintessential pillar that must never be toppled or erased, is our precious Freedom of Speech, our sacred First Amendment Right to the U. S. Constitution which vows: “Congress shall never prohibit the free exercise thereof; or abridging the Freedom of Speech.” Once that is gone, then so shall our

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October 21, 2021

A Salute to Agriculture

At the San Diego County Farm Bureau’s annual celebration, I was proud to present Ken Altman with an Assembly Resolution honoring him as "Farmer of the Year". As owner of Altman Plants, the largest nursery in the United States, located right here in the 75th Assembly District, Ken has been active in California agriculture for decades. He represents the best of San Diego agriculture. His service includes the Dean’s Advisory Committee for California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and the San Diego County Farm Bureau Executive Committee, with two years as President. Committed to his employees and the environment, Ken Altman provides for employee growth through continuing education and internal training, including scholarships to employees and their families. Altman Plants environmental commitment is ongoing. The company relies on solar panels to power its Texas facility, and 250 million gallons of water is recycled each year at its Riverside facility. San Diego County leads the country in nursery crops and avocados, we’re fifth in lemons, 9th in strawberries, 10th in egg-laying hens. We’re number one in part-time

farmers and small family farms, number two in farms operated by women. San Diego is the 19th most productive farm county in the nation.

But California agriculture faces monumental issues, including drought and wildfires. This session I authored legislation to restore Lake Wohlford Dam to its full capacity, and I will continue to advocate for additional water storage and conveyance in the state budget. I also secured almost $3 million to fund local fire districts in rural North County to help ensure this region’s farms and surrounding communities are safe from wildfires. As an Assemblymember representing one of the nation’s leading agricultural counties, I am proud to recognize outstanding leaders like Ken Altman. I will continue to do all I can to encourage and support California agriculture. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

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Last week, I got a call that I knew was a possibility, but I hoped I wouldn’t get. Oil balls had been found in Oceanside and Carlsbad. Despite not knowing if they were from the Long Beach oil spill, we jumped into action. I joined many colleagues from throughout North County for a press conference on Carlsbad State Beach, providing information to the public.

Most importantly, there is no immediate threat to the public. A boom has been deployed around several sites, including the Agua Hedionda Lagoon that leads into the desalination plant in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Desalination Plant continues to operate normally with no oil detected at the site, and there are no plans to shut it down. If the public observes tar balls or an oil sheen along the coastline, they are encouraged to report it by calling (866) 985-8366. If members of the public observe wildlife impact by the oil spill, they can call (877) 823-6926. Those are the immediate facts, but this served as stark reminder that we always need to reaffirm our opposition towards offshore oil drilling in our region. The destructive process associated with off-

shore drilling poses too great of a risk to the state’s coastal economy and environment.

In 2019, the Board of Supervisor opposed offshore oil drilling off our coast and sent a letter to the Federal Government to reject any proposal that would allow an expansion of offshore oil drilling in the coastal waters.

I will continue to keep you updated with the recent oil spill, but we must do all we can to protect our beaches, and our marine life. We have all seen the disturbing images from Orange County and we do not want to see that same devastation in San Diego County.

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Q: In early 2020, I signed up for a Raphael Macek Photo Workshop in Scottsdale, Ariz. I sent a $1,250 deposit for the May 2020 event and received a confirmation. A month before the workshop, I began to receive emails from the company indicating that the workshop will be "rescheduled" due to Covid. But after one year of not hearing anything and now the company refusing to answer emails, texts and phone calls, I have resigned myself to the fact that they will not be refunding deposits. I tried to file a credit card dispute with my bank, but they said it had been too long for me to file a claim. A year after the workshop was scheduled, I finally received a reply from Macek's wife, saying that they needed to stop the workshops. I want my $1,250 back. I hope you can help me. -- Bev Pettit, Prescott, Ariz. A: Raphael Macek is an up-and-coming horse photographer who offers workshops around the world. I like his photography, but I don't like what happened to you. I think he should have ponied up a refund or credit for the canceled photography workshop. Instead, you received an email from his wife saying that "due to this special situation" you may receive either a credit of the amount paid for the next workshop or a gift voucher for the value of a Raphael Macek print.

We've seen this kind of thing before. A few weeks ago, you may recall the case of Donna Dandrea and her tickets to the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. The festival had been canceled during the pandemic, but organizers called it a "postponement" and decided to keep her money. This is not acceptable. The moment you noticed the company dragging its feet on a refund, you should have notified your bank. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act you have 90 days to dispute your purchase. The law protects you for items ordered but not received. However, many banks give you more time to file a dispute, especially in "special situations" (to borrow a phrase from Macek). Simply put, they don't have the right to keep your money, no matter what kind of contract you signed. If a company doesn't deliver a product or service as promised, the contract is void.

Contacting the Raphael Macek Photo Workshop wasn't the problem. It's a small operation, and you can be reasonably certain that your texts and emails were getting through. The trouble was getting the company to take your messages seriously. I think this is where a letter from a lawyer may have been helpful. That said, you don't want to make threats. The best lawyers I've worked with understand that a lawsuit is the last option. In this case, you could have also taken Macek to small claims court. The limit on small claims in Arizona

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Q: I recently booked a flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia through Expedia for my family. A few weeks later, I contacted Expedia to make a change for my return flight. The agent made the booking and sent me confirmation and the attached travel documents. When I tried to check in for my return flight -- the one I had changed -- I got a message “check in not available. Please contact agent.”

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I contacted American Airlines. An agent told me that the flight was delayed and that the delay would cause us to miss the connecting flight. But when they went to give us an alternate flight, they discovered that we actually had no tickets. According to American Airlines, Expedia had never paid for the flight or completed the bookings. We now had no flights home at all. We were advised by American Airlines to call Expedia immediately. After a lengthy call, Expedia conceded that it made a mistake. There was now no alternate flight they could get us on for that day via American Airlines. A representative said there was a Delta flight, and that Expedia would pay for the tickets but we would need to book them directly through Delta on our credit card and submit that receipt via this email for expedited reimbursement. We paid $1,489 for our tickets. Now Expedia is refusing to refund us. Can you help? -- Joanna Heath, Langhorne, Pa.

A: Expedia should have paid for your return flight. The online travel agency made a mistake, and it was aware of the mistake. So it should have found a way to get you and your family back home without incurring any additional expenses.

Here's the problem, as far as I can tell: Everything is automated. Maybe a little too automated. When you asked for a change, Expedia's systems worked to cancel your original booking and issue a new ticket. When something glitched, the system suggested an alternative that was impractical. When you asked for a refund, the system didn't quite understand what was going on.

Bottom line: Expedia thought it had done nothing wrong because, according to its highly automated systems, nothing had gone wrong. We've seen an uptick in cases like this because, during the pandemic, online travel agencies relied more on automated systems and artificial intelligence.

The only way to fix this is for a human to look at your case. But as far as I can tell, no Expedia repre-

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was a loner, but to us other guys in those days he was, well, kinda cool. . I got over my disappointment of losing Miss Marian Harvey because it was the very next year a young black-haired beauty displaced that older woman making things more age appropriate. I doubt if the new girl ever detected my attraction, but that’s one of the hazards of young love.

It was about my second-grade year that we got our first refrigerator. It was right after World War II had ended. Appliances such as that were almost impossible to get. I think my parents were on some sort of waiting list until my Uncle Dean came to the rescue. He was a refrigeration repairman and somehow obtained two (2) brand new Kelvinator refrigerators. Many people in Seymour had ice boxes because unless you had the money to buy an electric refrigerator before the War, (during the Great Depression), you had to go the ice-block method because all of the appliance manufacturers were producing implements of war.

We got one of those new refrigerators, which fit quite nicely into the space where our beloved icebox sat. Each week Jerry Tom Morrow, Kindergarten, 1945 Editor’s Note: Just as cute today . . but a Johnson, our iceman cometh, leaving a 25wee bit older!) pound chunk of ice which The first time I realized I was getting lasted until the next week. We had a old was when I could no longer keep sign in our front-room window that my pants up with a belt. Let me explain said “Ice” in big black letters. Around … each side were numbers: 25, 50, 75, When I started kindergarten in 100. You made your week’s request by September 1945, I had to wear sus- sitting the sign in the window with the penders to keep my pants up. Despite desired number showing at the top. We my pleadings to my Mother, I had to always got 25 pounders because anyfollow through with what the British thing bigger wouldn’t fit the ice comcall “braces.” partment. My cousin Bob, who was only six months older, got to wear his new Western belt, complete with a shiny silver buckle. His butt stuck out slightly so he had a natural platform on which to hang his corduroys. (Those were the days when denim jeans were around, but expensive and hard to find.) My Mom made my pants and she left plenty of room for me to grow into. I looked somewhat like a giant, slender bean pole with sagging bark.

I have to admit those suspenders were a step up from the blue bib overalls which were my alternative daily wardrobe. It would be my entering second grade before my butt was ample enough to support a belt. The step up in my school wear came at the right time. I had my first love affair in the second grade. The recipient of my affection was our teacher, Miss Harvey. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen alive and off the silver screen. She drove a new 1947 black Ford coupe, making me a Ford man for life. Miss Harvey left us later in the year to get married. I felt betrayed. I must point out that Billy A. got to wear sleek, new, blue Levi’s. His Mom went the extra mile (dollars) to get them. My Mom was a Montgomery Ward catalog loyalist. She could buy anything for $2 less than the storebought goods. Billy A. looked great, although he could care less. He shunned all females in the class … he

That year, 1948, was memorable because we were blessed with an indoor toilet. Dad was doing his best to bring our family into the 20th century. For us, the time-honored backyard privy gave way to modern conveniences. We rejoiced, of course. If you’ve never had the call of nature during a cold winter night with a temperature of minus 10 degrees, you’re spoiled and don’t know the true meaning of commitment. To make this modern convenience possible, Dad had hired two grave diggers from the nearby South Lawn cemetery to hack out a 10 foot-by-10-foot square by 8-footdeep hole for a septic tank. He built a wooden walled-structure around this great hole and filled the walls with cement, giving form to a giant square tank. For a six-year-old it was a marvel to behold. My Dad could do anything -- even create a big cement-lined hole in the ground. Looking back, I guess we were poor, but by our community standards we were “middle class” because Dad had good credit in which to barter around the business square for groceries and other basic needs. You might think these little stories are conjured up out of fading memories, but I assure you this is what the little farming community of Seymour, Iowa, and my family were like in the middle of the fourth decade of the 20th century.

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Already this is happening. And much of our Free Speech is already dead. So say the vast majority of Americans today.

Many believe that to insidiously circumvent the Law of the Land and defile the flower which is our Freedom of Speech, a new tool had to be fashioned, re-invented, and repainted, and its name shall be known as: Political Correctness (PC) or as some allege: “Radical PC Gone Wrong.”

71% OF AMERICANS TODAY FEEL SILENCED & FEARFUL TO EXERCISE THEIR “FREEDOM OF SPEECH.” A recent poll reveals that 71% of Americans today say political correctness has silenced discussions society needs to have. The majority of those polled nationwide went so far as to say they are now afraid to freely voice their socio-political views, especially in the workplace for fear of losing their jobs, and livelihood, which is their “sole means of securing the basic necessities of life such as putting food on their family table, paying their bills, raising and clothing their children and so on.” Most Americans now believe that PC has virtually crippled an entire

race of people.

The Boston Globe printed: “Fear of speech is replacing Freedom of Speech.” The Washington Post: “We’re staying silent out of fear.”

Psychology Today Magazine: “Why Americans Don’t Feel Free to Speak Their Minds.”

Slowly, the zeitgeist is – literally – nibbling away, eroding, undermining, and destroying a most crucial God-given privilege granted in the U. S. Constitution – an infringement once thought to be fundamentally impossible. NO PLACE FOR GOD. Today, the American flag is ridiculed as a symbol of hatred and some of this year’s U. S. Olympic athletes (and entire teams) in Japan openly turned their backs and covered their heads when their U. S. National Anthem was played or the U. S. Flag unfurled.

And now, America’s biblical God and all Christian symbols are vilified, statues spat upon, and desecrated from coast-to-coast and yet not widely reported. There is, literally, nothing sacred anymore for this emerging America which would have cause for Lincoln, today, to cringe, then weep.

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wait times in the ER, and more efficient overall patient treatment. The board members collectively expressed strong support for President and CEO, Diane Hansen, for her improvement of the financial strength of Palomar Medical Center and for her recent recognition as the top CEO of the Year by the California Healthcare Districts. They felt that, under Hansen's administration, the hospital had not only improved its financial condition but had taken major steps toward upgrading patient care.

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the community and businesses about proposed policies that will negatively impact San Diegans. We are currently working to fight: 1. SANDAG's Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which voters do not get to vote on. The San Diego VMT is a pilot program that will lead to a statewide VMT for California. The only way to stop this new tax is by coming together as San Diegan's and overshelming our elected officials with calls and letters asking them to vote NO on this new tax. 2. SANDAG's proposed Sales Tax increase which they are working to put on the ballot in 2022.

Call to Artists for October and November - The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is putting out Artists Opportunities and a Call to Artists for upcoming events.

The BIG Little Art Show, will run from November 12 thru December 3rd. These are artworks no bigger than 12 inches wide, deep or tall in all mediums. Juror is Vicky Delong. The "Summation 2021" exhibition will run from December 10th to 31st and will certainly be one to feast your eyes upon. Summation celebrates the artists vision, journey and process in 2021. Every year, this exhibition does not disappoint with some of San Diego's and Southern California's best local artists. Jurors are Don Manor and Nancy Hunter.

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Call to artists for Your True Colors, exhibition February 5th to March 18th, 2022, in the Expressions Gallery. A juried exhibition open to artists based in California. For Your True Colors we ask you to explore your own journey with selfacceptance, the triumphs, and pitfalls, your authentic expression, show us in color or the absence of. Submit paintings in any medium or photography. Juror Nicholas Wilton; art awards of up to $500. CAFE on-line Submissions deadline, November 16th, 11pm PST. For questions, email - Hosted by the Artists Mentor Project, a portion of the proceeds benefit The Art of Autism, sponsored by the Negri Foundation. For submission details, contact the Municipal Gallery at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, 92025; 760.480.4101, or Gallery hours are Tues. 11am-6pm; Thurs. to Sat. 11am-4pm. working to put on ballots in 2022.

Arts and Culture Events in Encinitas - Open your hearts to North County Arts. Celebrate National Arts and Humanities month during October with arts and culture events in Encinitas and throughout North County. Many events in Encinitas are free; visit the event website for more information. The Encinitas Arts & Culture Events Calendar is a service of the City of Encinitas Cultural Tourism Committee and the Cultural Arts Division. For additions or corrections, contact City staff at 760.633.2746 or City of Encinitas is located at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas 92024; 760.633.2600. Encinitas Friends of the Arts, All Rights Reserved; 1150 Garden View Rd., Encinitas, 92024. October 22-24 - Cardiff Covid Mural; Old Cardiff Post Office, 2027 Newcastle Ave. With help from local artist Marissa Quinn, families can paint a portion of the community mural in response to their COVID experience. Space is limited to eight groups per day. $25, need to register. October 27; 12:00-1:00pm Andrew Harrison, sax, and Jason Lo, piano, at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Award-winning Andrew Harrison is joined by highly-regarded pianist Jason Lo to perform works by Ibert, Ozley, Ravel, and Pegram. (Part of the Wednesdays@Noo concert series.) FREE

October 29; 7:00-8:30pm Hutchins Consort, at Seaside Spiritual Center, 1613 Lake Drive. The Consort will celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos with a multi-genre performance that will include everything from classical to New Orleans-tinged jazz to a modern piece written for their unique instruments. $20-$60. October 30; 12:00-4:00pm - Dia De Los Muertos, at Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. This annual event celebrates the visual and performing arts related

October 21, 2021 to a major Mexican cultural event with ballet folklorico dancers, live mariachi bands, a variety of artmaking workshops, artist demonstrations, and a community ofrenda. FREE

Bird Club Meeting Announced North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, will hold a Round Table discussion In Person! The meeting will be on November 6th at 5:00 PM and is open to everyone. We meet at 761 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista, CA 92084. More information is at

Festival of Trees 2021; Call for Donations and Sponsorships - The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is planning the Festival of Trees for 2021, and are calling for sponsors and silent auction donations. This event is a virtual celebration to benefit the Foundation. Needed are silent auction items such as decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets, gift cards, and other fun items. Learn more at Have a great item to donate? Let us know by October 22nd and fill out the online silent auction donation form. Contact the office for the donation form. Each year The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing helps older adults who find themselves in challenging situations or personal isolation. Through our information Resource Center, we provide compassionate support and advice for seniors when they need help. During the pandemic, we have continued to provide support in a virtual format and the need continues to grow as we begin to reopen the center.

An important segment of our yearend fundraising goal is met through the Festival of Trees event. Last year it was held successfully in a virtual format, and due to the continuing threat of COVID, we have decided to host it virtually again. The 11th Annual Festival of Trees will be streamed on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 11am. We're working hard to make it just as festive as in years past! We appreciate and send a thank you to sponsors who have already committed to this year's event: Bellrock Growers; Devore Realty Group; and ENGAGE, Aging Life Care Management. Other sponsors are also needed. Please support us with a paid sponsorship from $500 to $2,500. Sponsors receive logo visibility during the video event, on the invitation (those received by October 18), on the website, and through email and social media posts. Contact information is The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, P.O. Box 1896, San Marcos, 92079; phone 760.891.8176, or the website at

Dia de los Muertos Event in Downtown Oceanside - The 20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, the largest festival in San Diego, will be held on Sunday, October 24, from 10am to 5pm, in

Downtown Oceanside. For details, visit the website at, by email to or call Cathy Nykiel at 760.845.9350.

Community organizers and organizations came together to keep the Dia de los Muertos Festival in Oceanside. Spearheaded by many and headed by Friends of Oceanside Dia de los Muertos and Chema and Manuel Navarro of Por Siempre Car Club, the festival will continue this tradition and has moved back to Downtown Oceanside where it began for its 20th celebratory year. This year, the festival will continue with its many community partners to continue the largest attended Dia de los Muertos Festival again at Downtown Oceanside. This vibrant event will showcase over 25 altars, traditional dancers, Classic Car Show, a shopping Mercado, a family friendly event. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition dating back 3,000 years that honors the memories of the deceased. "It's a celebration of the lives of loved ones who aren't here anymore” states the Board President, Cathy Nykiel. At the heart of the festival was the use of more than 30,000 marigolds, the traditional Dia de los Muertos flower, grown especially for the day by Oceanside’s own, Mellano Flower Company since the festival’s inception. "The pungent aroma of the flowers rises up to heaven just like the spirits of the dead do," said Fran Connell, an Oceanside resident who has volunteered at the celebration for the past three years. The altar, full of “ofrendas”, is the focal point to observing the Día de los Muertos. In Mexico it is built at home and/or at the grave side. Entire families construct altars as an annual commitment. Individuals who wish to build an altar at the event must apply. Today, many immigrants, especially the Oaxacan community, have brought these traditions with them. They are now sharing them with everyone by participating in Día de los Muertos Festivals in the U.S. Non-Mexicans are learning that Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and death that speaks to everyone who has lost somebody. Some people attend because either they are curious, or they want to just have a good time. Perhaps they want to continue this wonderful tradition. Whatever the reason, it’s wonderful to see so many different types of people gathered in one place to celebrate life and death. In la fiesta of Día de los Muertos, time no longer bars one spirit from another by reason of death.

Throughout the day, traditional music and entertainment of the Mexican culture will be viewed. The day starts out with an opening ceremony. This ritual is to give thanks and ask for peace, harmony and longevity by thanking Mother

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Demands to remove statues of a White Jesus are already on the radical agenda of mob anarchists today.

Just last year, on July 15, 2020, a new trending has grown more powerfully among destructive mob vigilantes against religious statues and even the Christian faith, itself.

The Washington Times printed the headline: “NO PLACE FOR GOD.” The newspaper reported: “It would be quite a stretch to blame churches for George Floyd’s death, yet houses of worship and religious statues are coming under attack in the protest mayhem from the Black Lives Matter Movement.”

In recent weeks, from east to west, many Catholic and other Christianaffiliated buildings, as well as murals, statues, etc. from Boston to Los Angeles were set on fire or vandalized in the name of political correctness and being offensive. One radical PC proponent openly stated on the internet: “Tear them down!” And then called for the further destruction of the, “White holy family, especially Jesus!”

Nothing is mentioned that there are many Black churches across the United States which depict statues and paintings of a Black Jesus Christ, such as with the mural of a Black savior, Jesus, which dominates the foyer of the mammoth Ebenezer African American church in Maryland.

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People are free to see Jesus in multiple, prismatic lighting as a representation of all people, all colors, all of which are of God’s creation, so say many of the world’s foremost Biblical scholars (scholars of all racial backgrounds). In all fairness, major print and visual media should not stereotype all protesters as dangerous extremists. Many are peaceful and, sometimes, will openly conflict with individuals within their own assemblage who resort to violence. Such peaceful protests are protected within our U. S. Constitution. Nonetheless, within the mob rioters and terrorists, a new America is springing up within us.

As a young man, Lincoln openly admitted to his lack of faith. As a politician, he spoke about God but refused to say he was a Christian.

On July 31, 1846, at age 37, Lincoln wrote: “That I am not a member of any Christian Church is true, but I never denied the truth of the Scriptures.” On February 13, 1861, in a speech to the Ohio Legislature, one day after his 52nd birthday, and just 4 years until he would be assassinated, he said: “I turn, then, and look to the American people and to that God who has never forsaken them.”

We must now take to our bosom what Lincoln said, and adhere to the God who has never truly forsaken us. That -- is our last, best hope, and impenetrable fortress.

Images of a Black Madonna and child are found around America; the world, including Africa.

Likewise, the Biblical Christ Jesus is portrayed as Asian, Oriental, and even clothed in wool-cloth Peruvian attire – all respective in the church, city or country which celebrates him.

One often loses perspective that we quibble over the “lost fact” that Jesus only appeared in human form (according to Scripture) for he chose to physically manifest and live among us.

If one accepts what is found in the Christian Bible, then one must accept that He (Jesus) represents all people, regardless of color or creed. Prior to his incarnation, Jesus had no color, no physical body, according to Bible scholars, such as the late Billy Graham. Graham had written and voice aloud: “God doesn’t have a body like we do. God is spirit, the Bible tells us, which means He can be everywhere at the same time. So, also, with his Son in the Beginning, who dwelt with God long before time and the physical universe

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“Isn’t he a little old?” says his mother. “Don’t you want a younger dog?” “Please?”

The worker opens the cage, then leads them to a small place called the “interview room.” Jace is pure energy; Rip is no spring chick. Furthermore, Rip appears to know he’s not going to be adopted. It’s the same old story: They play with you, they toss a ball, they talk sweet. They put you back in the kennel. Jace tosses a ball. “Go get it, boy.”

Rip thinks about this for a moment. Should he chase it? After all, what would be the point? It won’t do any good. This kid isn’t going to adopt an old hound just because he plays fetch. Rip retrieves the ball anyway. It’s in his nature. Jace laughs. They play for several minutes. Rip starts to get into the spirit. They are having a big time.

Finally they return Rip to his kennel. And Jace walks out of the animal shelter, holding his mother’s hand. His mother has decided that Rip is too old. Another day, another rejection.

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Three days pass. A woman enters Rip’s kennel. She is wearing rubber gloves and scrubs. Rip is afraid of her. She leads him to a white room. He’s panting and nervous. Rip is no dummy. He knows what happens to old dogs in this place. She leads him through a narrow hallway. The dogs scream as Rip walks by. They howl. But Rip is brave because he is a dog, and dogs are brave. She takes him to the front of the shelter. She unclicks his leash.

Rip is confused. He’s too old to understand what’s going on. He is scared. He’s trying to be courageous, but his old bladder gets the best of him. He makes water on the floor. Then he hears his name. “Here, Rip!” says Jace. “C’mon, Rip!”

Rip sees the boy. A blond child whose mother just paid a few bucks to bring Rip home forever. And even though Rip’s joints hurt, he runs to Jace. He licks him. Gosh. Rip forgot how good it feels to run. He forgot how good it feels to be loved. But thanks to Jace, he will never forget these feelings again. Sean Dietrich is a proflic writer and frequent contributor to The Paper.

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Rose was a stray in the Imperial Valley before being transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program.

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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

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Free Family Trick or Treat Fun

The City of Vista is hosting a free, family-friendly Trick or Treat event at the Vista Civic Center from 46 PM on Thursday, October 28. Children and parents will enjoy treats and goodies in a safe environment. Fire engines and squad cars will also be on display. Halloween is a fun time of the year and everyone wants a safe and happy Halloween for themselves and especially for their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help make the most of the upcoming Halloween night. Please remember to use extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for youngsters darting out into traffic and make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on costumes for increased visibility if your are venturing out in the evening.

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Earth her bountifulness. The day continues with Ballet Folk Lorico and the Rubios groups. Diablos Danzas, and Dances are part of the Carnival form the Days of the Dead.-The festivities of the Days of the Dead include traditional and satirical dances like the Rubios and the Chilolos. “La Danza de Los Rubios” (Dance of the Fairskinned Ones) is a traditional dance from the Mixtec area that honors the cowboys who herded cattle from Oaxaca to the states of Veracruz and Puebla as well as parodies the ruler from Spanish descent. This group and the dance reflect fearless and intrepid men who risked their lives herding cattle. This is a unique dance because instead of “sones” and “jarabes”, they dance to music of violins and guitars which is associated to west coastal music in Mexico. This year’s entertainment includes: Ballet Folk Lorico from Sangre Mestiza, Calpulli (blessing to Mother Earth), The Danza de los

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Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

If you haven’t heard, we recently had a fatal car crash in the city. Someone ran a red light and an innocent pedestrian was killed.

I don’t know about you, but I am seeing a lot more people run red lights, not just in our city, but all over. And I don’t mean speeding up when it turns yellow but rather running it when it is clearly red. I don’t know what is happening to us as a community, but today I am going to ask you to slow down. What are we collectively doing that is so important that we would put someone’s life at risk. Can you imagine if a family member of yours was killed just because someone else driving was in a hurry. None of us can imagine that situation, but sadly there are some who are reading this who have experienced it. It needs to stop. This is something we can control and we should. Let’s spread the word and tell folks to slow down and live another day. Thank you. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

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sentative took the time to carefully review your ticket issue. Again, I suspect that the system scanned your correspondence and automatically suggested a resolution. I think a brief, polite email to someone higher up at Expedia might have helped. You can always find the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="">Expedia customer service managers</a> on my consumer advocacy site, But you never know -- Expedia might have figured out a way to automate those responses, too. I hope not. I contacted Expedia on your behalf. It reviewed your case and issued a 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

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Microsoft officially released Windows 11 on October 5th this year, available in seven versions. For the vast majority of PC users the release of Windows 11 is simply a non-event with no practical near term value. Win 11 has some enhancements that may be of interest to a small percentage of power users like super gamers and video/audio editing professionals or folks who want to run Androids apps natively on their PC. In 2015 Bill Gates promised that Windows 10 would be the last Microsoft OS for PCs. Microsoft would simply update Windows 10 for all eternity. Yet here we are, only six years later, and Microsoft is introducing a new OS, why? Since Windows 11 does little for home and small business users and

NBAs 50 Greatest Players 19461996 Lithograph

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the youngest of the three major sports in the United States. Baseball started in the 1800s, football in the 1930s, but basketball came a little bit later.

There were several basketball leagues that were formed in the New York and Boston areas in particular, but these leagues were not powerful enough to make any impact on fans. Often, a game would be played before an ice skating exhibition, or other event.

However, things changed when two associations, the National Basketball League and the American Basketball League merged to become the National Basketball Association. The year was 1946. Many of the rules that fans take for granted today were years from being implemented. For example, the 24-second clock was not implemented until the mid-1950s. There were still jump balls at the beginning of each quarter. However, the NBA appealed to fans, and persevered. Sometimes, there were doubleheaders. I remember going to Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, and watching the Hawks play the New York Knicks play the second game of a twin bill, often seeing the Celtics play the Syracuse Nationals in the opening game. In

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fills no gaping need for commercial government and education users, there must be some other reason why Microsoft has taken the time, trouble and expense to publicize a new Windows operating system. Why would Microsoft force us to endure the agony of installing and learning a new Windows when there is little or no benefit? The answer is that Windows 11 isn’t intended to benefit users; it’s intended to benefit Microsoft’s industry allies, the computer companies.

Microsoft’s total revenues in 2020 were $44 billion, only $5 billion from Windows OS sales. In the same year, World-wide computer sales generated $275 billion nearly all were Windows PCs. The revenues Microsoft gets from selling operating systems is less than 20% of their total revenue and a tiny fraction of the revenues generated in computers sales by Lenovo, HP, Dell and a handful of others. The lion’s share of Microsoft revenues come from software and service sales to users of the Windows based computers sold mainly by Lenovo, HP and Dell.

Annual PC sales peaked at $353 billion in 2012 and began a long decline until leveling off at $275 billion in 2019-21. PC sales during the Covid pandemic held steady due to the need for PCs to support work-from-home efforts. As the pandemic began to wind down, PC sellers realized that PC sales would soon resume their decline. In the hope of rejuvenating PC sales Lenovo, Dell, HP pressured Microsoft to release a new Windows that could generate PC sales by persuading users that their old PCs were

fact, when Wilt Chamberlain scored his record 100 points in a 169-147 Philadelphia victory over New York on March 4, 1962, in, of all places, Hershey, Pennsylvania, it was the second game of a doubleheader.

Who played in the first game that night? Players from the Baltimore Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles football teams. How times have changed. So have the attendance figures and the ticket prices for that matter.

There is not too much memorabilia from those early days of George Mikan, Dolph Schayes, Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, and Paul Arizin. However, thanks to the collective effort of the NBA and the Field of Dreams Company, a piece commemorating the early days of the NBA was devised.

The year 1996 marked the 50th anniversary of the NBA. What better way to honor the golden anniversary of one of the premier sports leagues in the world than to publish a lithograph depicting the faces of the 50 greatest players in the first 50 years, along with their autograph. The lithograph would be limited. A poll had to be taken to determine the top 50 players. As it so happened, the top 50 players were still alive at the time, except for one. One of the all-time greatest dribblers and shooters, “Pistol” Pete Maravich had passed

obsolete. Microsoft’s half–hearted response was to rush minimally edited version of Windows 10 to market with some new features and call it Windows 11. Microsoft hedged their bet on this risky new Windows 11 by announcing that Windows 10 would be fully supported for another four years. In normal times Windows 11 would have been just another Windows 10 update. Even if Windows 11 turns out not to be a disaster It would be unwise to take a chance on it until Microsoft has a couple of years to get the bugs out. The odds are stacked against Windows 11s success. For the last twenty five years every successful Microsoft Windows operating system has been succeeded by a dis-

in 1988, ironically playing basketball.

It was decided that the lithograph would be limited to 250 individually numbered pieces. There would be 50 that went directly to the players. Of the remaining 200 signed prints, there were 100 “NBA Editions”, 50 “Legends Editions”, and 50 “Field of Dreams Editions”. A few more were offered to the public. The print is considered by many to be the most valuable, and highly desirable signed sports art.

As time goes on, several of the players depicted in the lithograph have passed, including Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Arizin, Dave DeBusschere, and Bill Sharman. As a result, the value of the print continues to escalate, as the sport, as well, grows in popularity across the world. Some of the most recognizable players on the lithograph are Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Bob Pettit.

It is very difficult to find an NBA 50 Greatest Players lithograph. Most of the owners of the piece hold onto them. The original price to the public of the print was $25,000. The piece has gone for as much as $100,000 in private sales

astrous new Windows release. Successful Windows OS usually stay current on average for 4.0 years, unsuccessful Windows OS are succeeded in 1.8 years. For example: Year released Successful year released disaster 1992 Win 3.1 1995 Win 95 1998 Win 98 2000 Win ME 2001 Win XP 2007 Win Vista 2009 Win 7 2012 Win 8 2015 Win 10 2021 Win 11 ???

Will Microsoft break the every other Windows disaster curse and give us something useful this time? The odds are against it but we do have a four year safety net with good ole Windows 10. The good news is that you won’t be forced to update to Windows 11. Had it been released as a Windows 10 update, you wouldn’t have a choice.

In auctions the lithograph has sold from anywhere from $38,000 $58,000 in the last few years. In a 2012 auction Nate Archibald’s personal piece went for nearly $42,000, while Hakeem Olajuwon’s went for $58,000 in a different auction.

The piece will continue to increase in value, so if you have a chance, buy the item. You will not be disappointed. For all fans and collectors of the early days of the NBA this piece is the best way to remember those glory times.

Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at or at 877-472-3087.

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is $3,500, and you can represent yourself in court. I don't think Macek would have wanted to drive all the way up to Prescott to deal with your claim, and he would have resolved this quickly.

As it turns out, that wasn't necessary. I contacted Macek on your behalf, and he promptly refunded your deposit without offering a reason for the delay or responding directly to me. Maybe you'll have a chance to take his workshop at some point in the future. Hopefully, there won't be another pandemic. Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at

attached to your veins. You understand why this room is getting so dark. This is your end. You’ve been sick. Violently sick. You’ve been in the ER, the doctor said you have liver failure.

You are briefly sad about this. Mainly, because you are REALLY going to miss your mom. Oh, if you could only communicate to your mom in human language right now. If only there were a way, you know exactly what you’d tell her. First off, you would thank her for being your mom. Because she is awesome. In fact, out of all the moms in this whole world, she is the mommiest. Then you’d tell her how wonderful she smells, and how delicious her shoes were. You’ve tasted a lot of shoes in your life, hers were up there.

But then, if you could truly communicate, probably the main thing you’d tell her is what you’ve always wished you could tell her, which is: “I love you, Mom!”

In fact, that’s your primary feeling in this world. Love. Love for her. Love for everyone. Love is all you ever felt. This is the feeling that got you out of bed.

The Ballad of Buddy SEAN DIETRICH

Remember when you were a puppy? You used to sit by the front door all day and wait for your mom to come home. Because this is what all dogs do.

One reason you did this was because whenever your loved ones would arrive and see you sitting patiently by the door, they’d be so full of emotion they’d blurt out, “Who’s a good boy?! Who’s a good boy?!” And inevitably food would follow. The truth is, all you ever wanted to hear was that you were a good boy. This phrase made all the front-door waiting worth it. Although you don’t feel too “good” right now. Right now you’re lying on your side and there is a tube attached to your paw, and the veterinary doctor is injecting something into your bloodstream. Your mom is holding you.

You are panting slowly. You’re trying to wag your tail to show everyone that you’re a good boy. But nothing is happening, your tail muscles are too weak. And you’re struggling to breathe. Your heart is slowing. The lights are dimming. And everyone is grim. “Buddy,” says your mom. Because your name is all she can mouth through her tears. “Buddy.”

Somehow, within the innermost depths of your brain, you know what’s happening here. This is something big. Something frightening. Something final. It takes a moment, but you eventually realize why the vet has a drip line

You see, humans have long believed that dogs weren’t that smart. But this is a myth. In many ways, they are wiser than humans.

Some humans could never feel as intensely as dogs can feel. Most humans could never be as loyal, diligent, steadfast, or selfless as a dog. And these canine virtues don’t come easy, they take real brains. A lot more brains than the human race has, apparently. Don’t believe me? How about this? Throughout history, how many wars have dogs ever started? How many cars do dogs hijack? Do dogs ever embezzle millions of dollars and end up in prisons with tennis courts?

No. And that’s why you’re not scared to depart from this world. Because your doggy heart is true, and it knows about the beauty that awaits. All dogs know about The Far-Off Place. Heaven is practically instinctual within all animals. It’s a given. It’s obvious. It is only humans, educated beyond their own intelligence, who doubt the existence of a hereafter. But a dog possesses awareness of the divine. If they didn’t, they could never treat life as they do. Like an adventure. You can already feel your paws and tail getting numb. And your mother is really sobbing now. You don’t have long.

It occurs to you that you need to get a message through to your mom, and fast. You want to tell her something important. You want to bear your soul. But all you can do is lock eyes with her.

She stares back at you. And in this flickering moment of mutual acknowledgment, you hope she can read your mind. More than anything you want her to


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Soon, your eyes close. Slowly. And you can feel a final breath exit your lungs like a great gulf breeze. Your chest collapses. And you are gone. It only takes a moment. Then…

You open your eyes.

You find yourself in a world of blinding light, greeted by giant abalone gates, swinging outward. Beyond these gates are pastures, hayfields, and zillions of dogs just like you. Every animal is running, chasing butterflies, tongues draping out, eyes like puppies, barking with joy. They are having the times of their lives. What a marvelous place this is. It’s just like you thought it would be. You can’t wait to sniff every tree, lap from every creek, and roll in every meadow. Even so. You don’t wander into eternal joy. Not yet. Which doesn’t surprise the ancient one who made you.

Instead, you sit beside the tall gate, at attention, completely still. You’re watching. Waiting. Your eyes don’t blink. Your tail isn’t wagging. And all the other dogs in heaven know exactly what you’re doing. And they know that you will sit in this spot for as long as it takes until your mom comes home. Because as I said, this is what dogs do.

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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/ Eleonor 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 2021-9019604 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019804 The name of the business: F&M Housecleaning, locaetd 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 2021-9021757 The name of the business: Clearsight Exterior Services, located at 1281 Holmgrove Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Parker, Aiden, Stiles 1281 Holmgrove Dr. San Marcos, CA. 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 2021-9021989 The name of the business: Nom Nom Nola; Nom Nom Granola, located at 720 Calle Regal, Encinitas, CA. 92024. Registrant Information: Enjoy the Journey Foods LLC 720 Calle Regal Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 9/1/21 /s/ Meghan McBride, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/01/2021 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9022118 The name of the business: Bhutan Glory Collections, located at 4027 Via Los Padres, Oceanside, CA. 92057 Registrant Information: Corina Hutchcraft 4027 Via Los Padres Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Corina Hutchcraft Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/04/2021 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9021409 The name of the business: Hyperion Money located at 2242 Hilton Head Glen, Escondido, Ca. 92026. Registrant Information: Sand Dollars LLC 2242 Hilton Head Glen Escondido, C. 92026 This business is operated by Limited Liabillity Company. First day of business 9/15/2021 /s/ Michael Paul Andersen, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/24/2021 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28 11/04 /2021

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9021283 The name of the business: RF Music Studio; RF Recording Studio, located at 802 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, Ste 106, San Marcos, CA. 92069 Registrant Information: Matthew Bernard Moulton 1750 Victoria Way San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/01/2021 /s/Matthew Moulton Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/23/2021 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9021787 The name of the business: Davon Consulting Company, located at 4830 Pastel Court, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Mohammadali Lahsaiezadeh and Maria Alma Gomez 4830 Pastel Court Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business n/a. /s/Mohammadali Lahsaiezadeh Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/1Recorder of San Diego on 9/29/2021 10/07, 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9019532 The name of the business: Chick ‘N Cone, located at 1158 West SM Blvd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Registrant Information: Big Heart LLC 4208 Mission Ranch Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Vishel Shah, Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 8/32/2021 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 & 9/23/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020781 The name of the business: Twig Hair Lounge, located at 2653 Gateway Rd Ste 104, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. Registrant Information: Tricia Lee Gray 1940 Alta Vista Drive Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Tricia Lee Gray Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/17/2021 10/14, 20/21, 1028, & 11/04/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9022807 The name of the business: Phillips Insurance Services, located at 1600 E. Vista Way, #68, Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Karen Phillips 1600 E. Vista Way #68 Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 11/14/2001 /s/ Karen Phillips Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/11/2021 10/14, 20/21, 1028, & 11/04/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9022795 The name of the business: H. D. Kelso & Associates, located at 8799 Balboa Ave., Ste. 155, San Diego, CA. 92123. Registrant Information: Hugh D. Kelso iII 970 Juanita Terrace San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 1/1/1999 /s/ Hugo D. Kelso III Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/11/2021 10/14, 20/21, 1028, & 11/04/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9022454 The name of the business: JM Insurance Solutions, located at 721 Lotus Blossom St., Encinitas, Ca. 92024. Registrant Information: Judy C. Munoz 721 Lotus Blossom St. Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/1/2021 /s/Judy C. Munoz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/06/2021 10/14, 20/21, 1028, & 11/04/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9020949 The name of the business: Little Bird Consulting, located at 1921 Nina Place, Escondido, Ca. 92026. Registrant Information: Emilee Reynolds 1921 Nina Place Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/20/2021 /s/Emilee Reynolds Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/20/2021 10/14, 10/21, 1028, & 11/04/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, November 01, 2021. Project No.: CUP20-0006 Applicant: Namou Group, LLC Request: The applicant is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit to develop and establish an automotive fueling station, car wash, and a convenience store at a vacant 2.5 acre site located at the southeast corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Borden Road in the Commercial (C) zone. In accordance with San Marcos Municipal Code (SMMC) Table 20.220-2 (Commercial Zones), establishment of an automotive fueling station in the Commercial (C) zone requires approval of Conditional Use Permit. Environmental Determination: Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND21-003) was prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: Southeast corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Borden Road, more particularly described as Lot 7 of Block 5, of Map No. 806 (Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos) in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of the County of San Diego, State of California, on December 21, 1895. Assessor Parcel No. 220-050-09-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Piñon, Senior Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3234, or via email Notice: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council provided that appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on November 11, 2021). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City Council will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 7441050, extension 3233 or via email The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/21/21.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, November 1, 2021. Project No.: PA21-0004 Applicant: City of San Marcos Request: Recommendation of approval of the Trails Master Plan Update to the City Council. E n v i r o n m e n t a l Determination: The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 15378 of the CEQA Guidelines because there is no potential for it to result in a physical change in the environment, either directly or indirectly. Even if the proposed Trails Master Plan update were to be considered a project subject to CEQA, it would be exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment. Location of Property: CityWide Further information about this notice can be obtained from Andrea Gonzalez, Parks & Recreation Assistant Director, by calling 760-7449000 extension 3507, or via email to: Notice: The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 or via email The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/21/21. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9023044 The name of the business: North County Costal Home Improvement, located at 1611 Loretta St, Oceanside, CA. 92058. Registrant Information: Mario Garcia 1611 Loretta St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 10/02/2021 /s/Mario Garcia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/13/2021 20/21, 1028, 11/04 & 11/11/2021


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes renovations on two floors of existing tenant suites. The work will occur at One Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than November 30, 2022. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the project construction manager via email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing contractors are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the project construction manager for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable. Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos c/o IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 785 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021, meeting in the lobby of the San Marcos Civic Center. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the pre-submittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: pace/ZMUn5GstyY

It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted

in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected.

PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects. The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website,, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP: 10/21 and 10/28/2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00044075-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Cody Dustin Donoho filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Cody Dustin Donoho to Proposed name Cody Shea Caudill. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 7, 2021. 8:30a.m., Department 25. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated October 18, 2021. /s/ Pamela M. Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 10/21, 10/28, 11/04 & 11/11/2021

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