October 29, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 44
By Friedrich Gomez
San Diego County is not shy when it comes to manifesting real-life riddles and mysteries, not just during this time of year, but clear across the calendar, 365 days of every year.
And no, we’re not speaking of paranormal topics or anything else which dwells in the arena of pure speculation nor any genre which might elicit any sounds that resemble any “bump in the night,” or anything descriptive of Ray The Paper - 760.747.7119
Bradbury’s “Something wicked this way comes.” Nope.
We’re speaking here of down-toearth factual conundrums, enigmas, and unknown mysteries here in San Diego County which are scientifically proven in their existence but, paradoxically, still remain hugely unknown and, therefore, fascinating, entertaining, and sometimes startling to read and/or learn about from other people or, perhaps, through sources such as this one.
SAN DIEGO’S PIONEER PARK NURSES AN INCREDIBLE SECRET.
Our first home-grown San Diego County topic dwells in the category of “Fact Is Often Stranger Than Fiction.” Which is another way of saying: “You don’t have to make things up in order to entertain, edify, or shock people!” San Diego’s popular Pioneer Park is a perfect example of what we’re talking about.
VISITORS ARE ACTUALLY WALKING ON TOP OF DEAD BODIES BENEATH THEM! Yes, I know, it sounds like another hyped, fictionalized headline for The National Enquirer, alongside such sensationalized topics as the Bermuda Triangle, Alien autopsies, Big Foot, and séances which, supposedly, communicate with the After Life. On any given day at San Diego’s popular Pioneer Park, you may catch glimpses of happy families
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strolling about the verdant grounds, often enjoying picnics, kids frolicking and laughing, and adults engaging in tossing Frisbees about. The park is described as “DogFriendly” and “Kid-Friendly” and the beautiful green lawns have been the site of summer concerts and a plethora of other community events and activities.
Many people are often shocked to learn that beneath those picnic baskets, and strolling Nike tennis shoes, and the dancing feet from popular bands, there also lies – beneath those celebratory feet and soles – countless graves of dead people from long ago! “I was shocked to learn this! I’m speechless!” was the response of one park visitor.
“It’s amazing! Unbelievably fascinating, to be honest,” said another, smiling but with furled eyebrows which seemed to signal both astonishment and disbelief, rolled into one facial expression. The (healthy) common denominator is that many visitors were surprised, but undaunted about continuing their visitations at the park, located at 1521 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103. Tele. (619) 5258213.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! English translations can be tricky...
Beijing Hotel Brochure Translated as only they can.
A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed.
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Despite becoming aware of the park’s grisly hidden past, visitor consensus was: “Doesn’t matter! We love it here!” To most everyone, graveyards and cemeteries are a fact of life (or the dead, in a manner of speaking).
Were people surprised? Yes. Are they deterred, not on your life (no pun intended).
“LEFT BEHIND!” First known as a Catholic Cemetery the site also came to be known by other early names, such as Calvary Cemetery, and also Pioneer Cemetery. In more contemporary times, it eventually would morph into the more congenial and family-friendly name of Pioneer Park (aka Mission Hills Park) to many visitors today. As a Catholic Church cemetery, and pioneer cemetery, for the better part of a century (since the 1870s), it has been estimated that up 4,000 to 5,000 bodies are still buried below the lush green grass today, a fact still unknown to countless families who frolic above. In 1977, a hundred years later, the City of San Diego officially changed the erstwhile cemetery into its beautiful recreational form of Pioneer Park (aka Mission Hills Park).
However, in its endeavors to transform the park from its grisly past, the City had only managed to remove approximately 800-plus
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gravestones (according to City records), and dumped them into a ravine or canyon ditch adjacent to Mt. Hope Cemetery. Unlike the comparatively-small number of 800 displaced and discarded tombstones, thousands of dead bodies were left behind, underground at Pioneer Park, where they remain to this very day. ITS ILLUSTRIOUS REMAINS BURIED UNHEARLDED.
At one time, Pioneer Park was an illustrious and prominent pioneer and Calvary cemetery (one of San Diego’s first-ever cemeteries in recorded history).
Today, this once-honorable and historic resting place has a forgotten past with only a few vestiges left to honor these past decedents of San Diego County. A modest number of low-level headstones are the only remnants found today that sparsely ring the periphery of some sections of the park today, much of which remain undiscovered and unseen within the huge expanse of the park’s recreational grounds. If you look for them, you may find a flat memorial slab, listing only a portion of names of those who passed on. For the most part, the park’s honorable history remains undiscovered, and physically hidden, and unknown, beneath the lush array of trees, shade, and manicured green lawns.
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Ironically, this beautiful and widely-popular playground is easily found and patronized by countless millions of visitors; but its sad and forgotten past remains beneath the surface, lost and forgotten. At one time, carefully crafted and purchased tombstones with corresponding names to honor their lost loved ones stood like sentinels – above ground – indicating those precious souls buried beneath them.
To this day, angry descendants who are blood-related to those tombstone names have raised their voices in protesting the callous upheaval, removal, and discarding of their family tombstones into a canyon ditch where they crumbled into countless pieces and are now only dust in the wind. If the City’s alleged motive for removing those precious tombstones was for the past to be erased and forgotten, then they have succeeded in doing so, for the most part. The age-old adage “out-ofsight” and “out-of-mind” seems to have fit their purpose for today’s modern world and their recreational park.
At one time, it was the burial grounds of both the common and the prominent who once lived and died in San Diego County.
Female Spies Cont. on Page 3 Real Estate in Louisiana
Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina often caused residents to be challenged to prove home titles back hundreds of years. That is because of community history stretching back over two centuries during which houses were passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to establish a paper trail of ownership.
A New Orleans lawyer sought a FHA rebuilding loan for a client. He was told the loan would be granted upon submission of satisfactory proof of ownership of the parcel of property as it was being offered as collateral. It took the lawyer 3 months, but he was able to prove title to the property dating back to 1803. After sending the information to the FHA, he received the following reply. (Actual reply from FHA):
"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final
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diplomats, dignitaries and celebrities who found their way to the ranch on Lilac Road.
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Playboy Prince Comes to Town There is no shortage of world-class leaders who have visited and left their mark on Valley Center, among them a future king of England (Edward, Prince of Wales) and a president of the United States (Dwight Eisenhower).
But there also was a prince -- not a fairy-tale prince, but a legendary blue-blood better known as a playboy, socialite, racehorse jockey, and husband of one of the world's most famous movie stars. He was also a diplomat and United Nations official, and it was in that role that he came to Valley Center in 1959. His name was Aly Khan, at the time the vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly. He met at Rancho Lilac, the historic home of U.N. Ambassador Irving Salomon, and was one of many
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Herewith, is some of that precious, long-lost history, which is the underpinning of what we are today. As a people. As part of history. As descendants of an earlier San Diego County.
THE FASCINATING & LOST HISTORY OF SAN DIEGO’S PIONEER CEMETERY. According to retrieved early Spanish diary entries, and books of record, one of San Diego’s most colorful and prominent personages lived and died at Pioneer Park. Famous, historical missionary, Father Antonio D. Ubach, first came to San Diego in 1866.
With the arrival of Father Ubach, a native of Catalonia from Northern Spain, early San Diego history was on the precipice of recording some of its most intriguing and colorful chapters of human proceedings that would merge into posterity, and burn indelibly into the pages of historical immortality. Even his first footprint upon San Diego soil was unprecedented: Because he brought with him his church organ, the first-ever musical organ in San Diego history, over 154 years ago today.
Everything he did, from the casual to the gargantuan, he did with great
Prince Aly Khan was known at the time for his love of fast cars, high society, and celebrity women as much as he was for his country, Pakistan (formerly part of British India), for which he served as U.N. Ambassador from 1958 until 1960. His wife, until a divorce in 1953, was the popular movie star Rita Hayworth. At the age of 49, he was killed in a car crash near Paris.
The prince was the son of Aga Khan III, a member of the League of Nations from 1934 to 1937, and who served as president in 1937 and 1938. The League was succeeded by the United Nations in 1945. In 1969, Ambassador Salomon and his wife Cecile hosted Begum Aga Khan for dinner. (Begum is an honorific for women of high social status, as in Dame.) Born Yvonne Labrousse, she was the widow of Aga Khan III. She had come to San Diego from her villa in Cannes. A photo of her and the Salomons is at the Valley Center Historical Society in an archive that includes multiple documents and photos of the Salomon family and their many house guests. For more information, contact the History Museum by mail, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (760) 749-2993. The museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but a volunteer responds to all inquiries.
flourish and panache and San Diego would never again be the same – and for the better.
The European-born priest, with Moorish blood running through his veins, had a vision. Thirteen years after his arrival in San Diego, he laid-out the planning of his newlyenvisioned Catholic (and Calvary) Cemetery in the year 1874.
It would become one of the first such cemeteries in San Diego’s history. Missionary, Father Antonio D. Ubach, was one of the most unusual and rebel-minded priests during an era of ultra-conservative values and prison-like strictures and rules, over a century-and-half back in time when he walked the Earth.
Even his personal behavior, for its time, was considered unthinkable by his religious peers who strove to bring abstinence, serious conviction, self-denial, sacrifice, along with terrifying sermons of fire and damnation. Instead, after morning church services were over, the colorful and unorthodox Moorish priest would suddenly bring out his own personal football and engage others, both adults and children, in wildly-playful and uninhibited fun and competition! And while we may see such scenarios play-out in pseudo-Hollywood film-making, this was 154-years
Prince Aly Khan visited Irving Salomon in 1959
Retired Teachers Make a Positive Impact on California - Teachers never stop caring… The week of November 1-7, 2020, is California’s 22nd annual Retired Teachers Week. As members of the California Retired Teachers Association, we urge everyone to find a way to give back to our communities. Statewide, CalRTA members logged nearly 2 million hours of service to their communities. That’s worth $60.9 million in services. Anywhere you go in San Diego County you are likely to find retired teacher volunteers. They tutor in the local schools, distribute and prepare food to those in need, drive seniors to appointments, and work in hospitals. Since 1998, the California Retired Teachers Association has sponsored Retired Teachers Week as a way to not only spotlight our members’ extensive volunteerism, but to encourage others to do the same.
ago in San Diego, and far more impressive both in fact and for its restrictive time and social customs of the era.
Because of his playful nature, Father Ubach became especially popular with the various Indian tribes who were not always receptive to missionaries.
He had traveled thousands of miles among American Indians treating them with love and respect. Even in his most simple of proceedings and personal behavior as a priest he, unknowingly, carved new historic beginnings and methods of teaching religion that is, today, the standards and criteria for modernday preaching: Cheerful rather than somber and scary.
Always the maverick and rulebreaker for his time, Father Antonio D. Uback even went so far as to request and obtain a special dispensation (special exemption from conventional rules and requirements) from the Church to allow him to grow a beard.
A request normally deemed unnecessary and unworthy of time consideration and priorities.
And yet, his request was granted, and he proudly grew his beard for all to see and admire.
Such antics and colorful slices of real life, especially for its time and folkways, made Father Ubach an extraordinary and exciting study
We cared about our students and our communities while we worked as educators, and that caring doesn’t stop at retirement. Join our call to give back. So, be kind to one another and you’ll find the effort is well worth your time. Sincerely, Nancy Stone, Publicity Chair for CalRTA Area XI, Division 63; http://div63.calrta2.org/ Power Lunch Scheduled with CSUSM President - The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Power Lunch with President Ellen Neufeldt of California State University San Marcos for Thursday, November 5th, from 12noon to 1pm. This will be a zoom virtual business lunch and advance registration is required. Contact the Chamber at 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078, for registration. All attendees will receive a $10 Gift Card to one of two local Chamber restaurants featured for this event.
Tell Them Yes--There is Hope for Kids and Rady Chrildren's - The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for San Diego’s children and families. In a time when they are used to hearing “No” because their health and healing require it, Rady Children’s has been—and will continue to be—here to Tell Them Yes. Now through the year's end, Rady Children's is asking our community of generous supporters to give the
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for people everywhere, and not just in San Diego. He marched to a different drummer and his persona seemed to cut a wide swath, even outside the religious realm in which he dwelled. Newspapers, books, and various publications clamored to request interviews from – of all things and people – a simple priest! The old San Diego Union Newspaper was no exception.
On June 25, 1905, with the weather peaking at 74-degrees, the San Diego Union conducted its first one-on-one interview with Father Antonio D. Ubach, the simple missionary priest who colorfully splashed upon the San Diego scene like no other before or since! But, he was getting old. And the march of time was slowly stealing away his youth, nimbleness, and physical strength. On a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon, on March 27, 1907, the everpopular Father Antonio D. Ubach, the architect of the Catholic Cemetery (aka Calvary and Pioneer Cemetery) passed away. To his dying day, he struggled and fought the onslaught of the years, fighting to continue his work and insisted on appearing to his faithful following.
But the onslaught of the years would prove too much and, as always, old age won-out and forced
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The Paper SANDAG Looking for Input from the Public on SR78/I15 Eschange Plans
SR 78 serves as the primary eastwest travel corridor between Escondido and Oceanside, traversing through Carlsbad, Vista, and San Marcos, as well as unincorporated areas of San Diego County. It is the primary route for local and regional travel in North County and provides north-south connections to Interstates 5 and 15.
A study to evaluate plans to improve SR 78 was completed in 2012 and construction improvements just west of the SR 78/I-15 interchange were implemented. Visit the SR 78 Corridor Study project webpage to learn more. SANDAG and Caltrans have proposed additional improvements to this corridor, including the I-5/SR 78 Interchange, I-15/SR 78 Express Lanes connectors, SR 78 HOV/Express Lanes, Woodland/Barham Interchange, and operational improvements along SR 78. Other projects include future double tracking and express services for the SPRINTER and the construction of additional segments of the Inland Rail Trail Bike Path. Bond Refunding to Save Taxpayers $21.2 million
Taxpayers in the Palomar Community College District will save $21.2 million in future debt
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payments as a result of a bond refunding process that was completed on Thursday, Oct. 15. In order to take advantage of uncommonly low interest rates, “We performed a careful analysis of how we might optimize savings to our taxpayers, and identified about $200 million of Series C bonds that were eligible for refunding,” said Yulian Ligioso, the Acting Assistant Superintendent/Interim Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services at Palomar. “That represents an approximately 9.5 percent savings that will be reflected in property taxes over the life of the bonds.” The refinancing involves approximately $200 million of bonds under Prop. M, the $694 million capital improvement bond measure approved by voters in 2006. The transaction was approved by the Palomar College Governing Board with the adoption of a resolution at its Sept. 8 meeting. “We are thrilled to be able to save our taxpayers such a significant amount of money in the coming years, thanks to the leadership of our Governing Board,” said Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Jack Kahn.
“PROP. M HAS COMPLETELY REVITALIZED PALOMAR’S PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN NORTH COUNTY, AND THIS REFUNDING ALLOWS US TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOWEST INTEREST RATES WE’VE SEEN
We’ve had way too much of that from prior Escondido City Council members and/or Mayors.
Former Mayor Sam Abed was a likable guy, well-groomed, hard working, walked the precincts well. But he had a couple of fatal flaws. He was divisive, demanding, and controlling. If you disagree with him you automatically became an enemy.
Man About Town
Just one of the responsibilities of a newspaper is to serve as the eyes and ears of the community.
We see and hear things, we investigate them, and we report on our findings and observations. When you, our readers, are better informed, you make better decisions in yur life. Probably the most contentious political race locally is between Donald Greene and Dara Czerwonka, both candidates for District 3 in Escondido.
We have heard from a substantial number of sources of their concerns about Mr. Greene.
Our research, talking to multiple highly placed sources, suggest that he tends to be divisive, controlling, demanding and not a team player.
Back in the 1970’s Escondido had another Mayor who had a great deal of talent and charisma and would have been a great Mayor if it had not been for him being divisive, demandinng and controlling. His name was Wil Mason. He was recalled from office. A recall is a lot of hard work.
Far better to not elect someone who is likely to eventually need to be recalled from office. Mr. Greene, according to his past record and reports from those who have known and worked with him in the past, has displayed the same fatal flaws in his makeup.
We do not need that in a city council member.
But before we cast our vote, let’s recognize there are always two sides to a story. Let’s take a look at Mr. Greene and hear from both his detractors as well as his supporters and give him a chance to respond. He cites his experience with Oceanside City Hall yet many of his former colleagues not only fail
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SINCE THE PASSED.”
“We are refinancing these loans that are held by the taxpayers in our district from 5 percent interest to about 2.7 percent,” said Ligioso. “So we are almost halving the interest, which has a significant impact on the debt service payments.” Ligioso added that there may be additional opportunities to refinance other Prop. M bonds, “if the market holds and the rates continue to stay this low.” US Chamber Endorses Darrell Issa for 50th Congressional District
Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Darrell Issa to represent California’s Fiftieth Congressional District. The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Issa, in efforts to promote free enterprise and job-creating policies for businesses across all regions and sectors. “In difficult times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders that understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” said U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “As our nation faces many challenges and is collectively working
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to support or endose him but, off the record, a number of them say “we were glad to see him go. He was shouting at everybody and abusing city staff. He is not well liked at City Hall. He was very destructive, did not treat staff well at all; he does not have the demeanor to be a council member. He is divisive, controlling, has tbe in charge, must have his way. If you disagree with him you are automatically an enemy.” Don Greene responds: I was paid to represent the deputy mayor. If someone took offense at the way I did my job they didn't tell me at the time.. I'm unaware of anyone who would be critical of me."
Tania Bowman, retired attorney and former active member of the Escondido Democratic Club said, “I did not vote for Don Greene - I found him to be demanding and controlling. He’s a great talker but won't follow through . . he left the Escondido Democratic Club in bad shape. After leaving he took down the club website and left the club without important data. Don Greene responds: “This was six years ago - Tania’s husband, took over the presidency of the Escondido Democratic Club; At the time I controlled the website; I provided all the files to the new webmaster . . he didn't do anything with it. To be honest I don't know what he did or didn't do. I sent the club a notice offering to host the website and here’s the cost I did not hear back from them so I took it down.” Bowman has become less active with the club having become a
Letters to the Editor A Road Ttrip, Thanks to Friedrich Gomez
Letters to the Editor: I'm happy to hear Mr. Arie de Jong enjoyed my cover story, "San Diego's Amazing Secret Places to Visit" (published in The Paper on 10/15/20). Editor’s Note: Friedrich is referring to the fact that Arie De Jong called me and suggested he, Pastor Richard Huls and me, all take a day off and visit some of the sites covered in Friedrich’s cover story. That was done this past Tuesday.)
I've always looked-up-to, and admired Mr. de Jong, and his contributions to San Diego County.
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full time caregiver for her late husband. Until her husband became gravely ill she had been quite active politically with the Escondido Democratic Club. Several witnesses who commented only if they were kept anonymous agreed that Greene has a strong tendency to be controlling, demanding, possessive. If you disagreed with him you became the enemy . . he was not open to compromise or reaching a consensus.
Don Greene responds: “I don't see myself in that image. I have been brought in by Mobile Home Park owners to draw agreements . . . I wrote the rent control agreement, I negotiated many different things. Any representation that I am anything other than engaging, compromising and unable to get along with people, I can't control, if that's their opinion. Former Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery did not return phone calls or respond to emails for comment but a number of witnesses confirmed that Lowery and Greene did have a good working relationship and Lowery was very supportive of him.
Chris Nava, former president of the Escondido Democratic Club, and active in Democatic campaigns, who worked for Frances Busby and Olga Diaz: “Don is a very authoritative figure, very articulate, with a photographic memory. Yes, Don took down the website after leaving the club
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him to back down on his duties and become, understandably, retired and out of sight. News of his death reverberated everywhere.
He was deeply loved, and his playful, childlike behavior endeared him to many who might, otherwise, care little for religious ideology. He was like a wild flower that, somehow, grew colorful and strong amidst a soil that was often sparse and barren and restrictive. However, not even death could quiet or vanquish his endearment to countless thousands of people, of all faiths and, many, with no religious faith whatsoever.
At his funeral and eulogy, the church was unable to house the outpouring of affection as people overflowed and poured outside into the open air. Newspapers lovingly called him, “The Last of the Padre Priests.” This was no ordinary man.
He was loved by even anonymous admirers far and away, who had only read about him.
In his book, “History of San Diego, 1542-1908,” brilliant worldrenowned Massachusetts journalist and author, William Ellsworth Smythe, captured the spirit and ambience of Father Antonio D. Ubach’s funeral: “Among the mass of floral emblems, nothing was more touching than the wild flowers sent by the Indians from the mountains. The historic priest sleeps in the Catholic Cemetery on the mesa, which overlooks the scene of his labors.”
Today, this beautiful playground called Pioneer Park offers much for the pursuit of joyful gatherings and fun recreation. It is a vastly large family park complete with kids’ playground, tennis courts (located across the street from the main entrance), and it attracts happy gatherings from picnics to weddings and receptions, to live concerts to sway, sing, and dance to. In other words, it is the perfect playground legacy left to us by the playful and joyful Father Antonio D. Ubach, who once frolicked, childlike, with his football, engaging others who saw the world through playful, loving eyes.
One cannot help but think, that this is exactly how Father Antonio D. Ubach would have wanted it. The cemetery he once created, to be miraculously transformed into a playground of love, fun, and the celebration of life over death. And so it has become, all because of Father Antonio D. Ubach and his vision. Today, as he rests, silently, above a small hill . . . overlooking his oncemodest park, which he first outlined
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almost 150 years ago today – it is the perfect place for him to be. Above Pioneer Park he rests, where small children and families picnic, and play with their dogs, and dance to music below.
And yes, perhaps even play football, as he once did, many years ago when he was a much younger man.
CORONADO’S LONG, LOST SECRET MESSAGE IN THE SAND IS STILL THERE BUT OFTEN UNSEEN! The age-old adage that you may not see the entire forest if you’re standing too close to a single tree, fits this next mysterious but true story, perfectly!
We’ve often heard the fanciful tale of people putting secret notes and messages into a bottle and then tossing the bottle into the ocean only for the note and bottle to be found thousands of miles away by someone else in, perhaps, another country.
Well, the City of Coronado has a years-long secret message that did not come in a bottle, but it did wash up on the beach from the ocean, nonetheless. And that secret message remains unseen, and unread by most people, primarily because they don’t even know it’s there – and has been – for almost 33 years!
To this very day, “The Great Secret Message on Coronado’s Sandy Beach,” still remains widely unseen by countless thousands of San Diego County residents, many of whom have lived here most of their lives! THE MESSAGE IN THE SAND CAN ONLY BE SEEN FROM HIGH ABOVE.
Down through the years, joggers and casual beach visitors who stroll through Coronado’s beautiful beaches are well aware of the high Sand Dunes they encounter. The shoreline just north of the worldfamed Hotel Del Coronado has some pretty nifty-looking sand dunes, where high atop these distinctive dunes you will see what appears to be just a random gathering of natural seaweed, rocks, ice plant, and heaps of more sand. All of which appears quite common, but nothing more, at least to observers on ground-level. Often kids and adults, alike, stroll, play and pick their way through these magnificent mountains of sand jutting up from the beach, not realizing that these sand dunes – opped with a hosh-posh of beachtossed debris – are actually more than what they seem.
These natural-looking sand dunes are, in reality, a carefully crafted message that was created over three decades ago; a hidden message which can only be read from a birds-eye view, from an airplane, or perhaps with a camera-equipped drone if you have one.
High above the shoreline, looking
down, the observer can easily and plainly see the message in giantformed letters made of rock and sand that simply and appropriately spell out the words: CORONADO.
“Are you kidding?” replies one recent, disbelieving Coronado resident when informed of the secret message. After a slight pause, he continues: “That’s mind-blowing and hard to believe cause I’ve lived here in Coronado all my life!” Another incredulous response from a lady with small child in tow was: “I don’t believe you! Sorry. Are you serious?”
Finally, one beach stroller was aware of the legendary tale, but expressed a caveat: “Oh yeah, but when I found out, well, I still am unable to read the message unless I rent a plane and I’m not about to do that!” HOW IT CAME TO BE.
The secret, mysterious message on those tall sand dunes to the rear of the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado Hotel, was created by a city worker named Armando Moreno, back in 1988, during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance.
As a city worker, Mr. Moreno was told to remove the kelp beds and huge amounts of sand with his bulldozer that had washed up and accumulated on the popular beach.
What appeared to everyone as a disjointed, unwanted eyesore of sand mounds, rocks, seaweed, and other unwanted seaborne debris, was instead, seen by Armando Moreno as simply an unfinished work of art on a ‘beach canvass’ that only needed to be artistically re-arranged and designed -- as opposed to simply throwing it all away. It was reminiscent of Leonardo de Vinci when he was told by leading artisans of his day that a large piece of marble was to be discarded as useless, because it was badly flawed. Apocryphal or not, it is said that Leonardo da Vinci uttered: “It is not flawed. Give it to me, for there is an angel imprisoned inside that begs to be released.” As history would have it, Leonardo da Vinci chiseled the immortal “David” statue masterpiece which the world has succumbed to.
On a much lesser artistic level but, nevertheless, creatively, city employee Armando Moreno ostensibly disobeyed his orders and instead created the message “CORONADO” which, after 32 years, still enthralls and captivates the fancy and imagination of those who discover its very existence! Often times, as the vagaries of life would have it, unexpected results from unplanned and spontaneous events that are thrust upon us, sometimes create unexpected surprises!
In the 1980s, when a huge storm wreaked havoc upon the beautiful
Coronado shoreline, causing a chaotic and massive mess that was built up and needed to be cleared off, a maintenance worker – who harbored a creative urge within – decided to form the words “CORONADO” with letters so huge in size that they remain indistinct and, therefore, hidden from groundlevel. FIGHTER PILOTS FROM NORTH ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SEE THE MESSAGE!
The secret message on Coronado’s famed beach below was a popular and welcomed sight – and familiar aerial reference point – for many of the fighter pilots from the 23 aviation squadrons out of Naval Base Coronado, which is part of the largest aerospace-industrial complexes in the United Sates Navy.
PILOT TAKES AN EMOTIONAL ARMANDO MORENO AIRBORNE TO SEE HIS OWN MESSAGE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME! For countless U. S. fighter pilots over the years, and the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, all trained to protect our U. S. coastline, they were all well aware, enjoyed, and found comfort in the familiar message far below their flight routes over the course of 30plus years. However, it just didn’t seem right or proper that Mr. Armando Moreno, City of Coronado employee, and creator of Coronado’s legendary secret message far below had never, ironically, seen his own message from above! That was all about to be remedied.
After it was learned in a 2011 newspaper story that Armando Moreno had never before seen his own secret message from a birds-eye view, action was soon taken to remedy that problem. Due to the gracious efforts of Coronado residents, Jenny Cooper and Molly Cooper, these two ladies arranged for kinfolk member and San Diego pilot, Britt Cooper, to take Armando Moreno skyward to see his sand dunes message for the very first time!
It was a dream-come-true for Moreno. It would prove to be an emotional journey and the occasion can be viewed today. Just Google: Armando Moreno Flies Over Coronado. It is well worth it for our readership to click on the video and vicariously relive that emotional moment flying high above and hearing Moreno’s words in an exhilarating in-flight journey. It was a widely popular news item covered by both the print and visual media, and on June 1, 2011, the local Coronado Times newspaper proudly caught the milestone occasion with their own bold headline: “CORONADO” Dunes Creator
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Hidden History Cont. from Page 5 Takes Aerial Tour Masterpiece!
It was an emotional moment for Armando Moreno to look downward and see the project that took over two years for him to accomplish, a massive project involving tons of sand and his bulldozer after a high tide washed ashore mountains of unwanted sand and debris. THE ELITE U. S. NAVY SEALS LOVE ARMANDO MORENO’S SAND DUNES!
It is no secret that the elite U. S. Navy SEALS under the command of Naval Special Warfare Command at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, often jog, run, and exercise in-and-around Moreno’s huge sand dunes, testing their strength and endurance in a variety of strenuous trials.
Log onto: www.phs.org/video/coronado-sanddunes to see actual video footage of SEAL team members exercising as well as footage of Armando Moreno using his bulldozer and explaining the manner and motive behind the creation of his celebrated secret message over 32 years ago and which prevails to this day – and yet still widely unknown! EARTH SATELLITE PHOTOS OF SECRET CORONADO MESSAGE ON WORLDWIDE INTERNET!
It is the zenith of irony that sometimes a student in Germany or a postal worker in the U. K. will be more aware of the secret CORONADO message in the sand than even local residents! Often foreign tourists have it on their “bucket list” when visiting San Diego’s tourist spots, along with the legendary Hotel Del Coronado, the recipients of kings and U. S Presidents, of course. Thanks to “Google Earth Satellite” photos, Moreno’s clandestine message on the popular Coronado sand dunes, just north of the famed Hotel Del Coronado, first appeared online, for the entire world to finally see. But, still not to ground-level observers who may know it exists, but still are unable to read it! It was also the first time his long lost hidden masterpiece could be viewed by everyday folk, besides the celebrated U. S. Navy fighter squadrons!
What may seem frivolous, or even silly, or impractical, often defines us as Americans: our adventurous nature, nondescript habits, and seemingly bizarre and eccentric customs, behavior, and manners that often intrigues foreigners. As a collective people, we make no apologies for our recreational spirit, or any need to explain or defend our unique passion and freedom of uninhibited traits and characteristics.
After all, we are the people who created roller coasters, jazz music, the Charleston dance craze of The Roarin’ 20s, the rock ‘n’ roll revolution, and bubblegum! We answer to no one. And we often value that which makes life happier, more tolerable, and unpredictably fun!
So, it is – in the final analysis – not surprising that Coronado’s secret message in the sand, lost and undiscovered for over three decades, still titillates our imagination and firesup our curiosity. Because, one of our most treasured God-given gifts, is our ‘sense of wonder.’ Once we lose our ‘sense of wonder,’ in this world of ours, then we are one step closer to a most predictable, boring, ignominious, and spiritual death, totally devoid of human imagination. IMPORTANT MESSAGE OUR READERS:
I always wish to tell our readership how unique and loved you are. In a time like no other, we need each other. Like all human beings, we are not perfect. But we’re still the envy of the world with emigrants who still dream of living here. For those who vilify us and wish our destruction, we close ranks from such outsiders. That’s the American way. To answer Daniel Webster’s question from the grave, “How does the Union stand?” We can proudly answer: ‘True Americans’ stand forever strong and united.”
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Throughout my term in the legislature I have advocated for those most vulnerable.
I authored a bill to safeguard children who witness domestic violence incidents, and to allow counties to provide court approved mental health treatments for persons who have completed their sentences if they are a danger to themselves or others. I have introduced legislation to increase penalties for those convicted of child pornography-related offenses when those crimes take place on government owned computers Other co-authored legislation requires background checks for adults in youth sports, increased liability insurance for senior care facilities, and a requirement to post citation notices at child-care facilities, all of which are now law. My affordable quality health care is critical. For example, I co-authored a bill that provides Medication-Assisted substance use Treatment for eligible parolees to reduce crime and recidivism. Other co-authored bills create peer support specialists to help persons going through mental health challenges, and another bill that supports regional and local efforts to address suicide prevention. These bills have also been signed into law. Unfortunately, legislation I introduced to require health plans and insurers to cover screening, genetic counseling and testing for (BRCA) breast cancer susceptibility gene mutations was vetoed.
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Much more needs to be done, and I’m looking forward to tackling these important issues next year. 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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Friedrich Gomez, the author, is back!
Access to care is another huge concern. Millions were added to the state’s Medi-Cal program over the past few years, even though funding for MediCal providers was significantly cut. Some of those cuts were restored in a piecemeal fashion, but funding for providers is still inadequate and access to care in California’s rural and underserved areas remains problematic. Obviously, access to care is critical now that we’re in a pandemic.
As we now come upon the seventh month of lockdowns in San Diego County, I see us getting further and further away from our original goal. As I’m writing this, COVID-19 patients make up 5% of current hospitalizations, which is a credit to our public health officials and the people of San Diego. We have done an outstanding job of protecting our most vulnerable. While positive cases may be rising, our hospital capacity remains strong.
However, businesses are still suffering. We still have thousands out of work and San Diego County is estimated to lose $12.4 billion in 2020. This isn’t an argument for putting public health before the economy, but the economic loss due to the response is leading to a different public health crisis. For our next Board meeting, I’ve asked County staff to provide a more complete picture of the effects of the COVID-19 response. While we normally receive an update on the latest numbers of positive cases, hospitalizations and outbreaks, I’m asking for a more wholistic view. I would like to receive an update on accidental overdose deaths, suicide rates and other
behavioral health challenges that have emerged over the past seven months. I also would like the latest figures when it comes to the unemployment rate, lost wages and losses to regional tourism. I believe all of these will paint the entire public health picture. While we should focus on the issues at hand - protecting our most vulnerable and maintaining our hospital capacity I also believe we should not let a bigger problem develop. Lost wages, plus a rising unemployment rate and lockdown orders combine for much larger issues on the horizon.
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For me, the entire de Jong generations are to be acknowledged and appreciated for all their contributions to our society, culture, and positive growth as a people.
For all the de Jong family, past to present, we should all feel sincerely indebted to them, for presenting and setting forth a work ethic that inspires us all to strive to become the best we possibly can in life. And for the fruits of our labor to be for the better interests of all people.
For far too long, the de Jong modesty and humbleness deflects and prevents their humanitarian and charitable contributions from becoming common knowledge. They wish not for such deeds to be spotlighted. But Biblical scripture warns us about the "Sin of Omission," and therefore, I think it is wrong for me to "omit" the de Jong legacy.
So, I say here and now, God bless the de Jong family. And here also, I trumpet their enrichment -- loud and clear -- to our well-being as human beings in San Diego County.
Mr. Arie de Jong was just a little boy when his family of twelve emigrated from Holland to the United States, and finally settled in North County San Diego. Thank you Mr. Arie and Mrs. Anneke de Jong, for bringing such blessings to our shores: "We houden van je Arie met heels ons hart. God zegene je." Met grote bewondering (With Great Admiration), /s/ Friedrich Gomez
An Objection Raised
The article from Jim Desmond, County Supervisor, about COVID19 contained much disinformation, and suggested that we should learn to live with COVID-19. This type of misinformation from Trump Republicans can be deadly. Not a word about wearing masks, or social distancing. But plenty of lies, like the claim that only 14% of Americans will take a vaccine when available. Yes, the ant-vaxers have had some effect, and false information like this article has had an effect, but the latest polls show most people will take a vaccine if recommended by scientists and doctors, much less if recommended by a politician like Trump or Jim Desmond. Then he claims that the AMA published a study about death increas-
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Chuckles Cont. from Page 6
approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
And here is the great letter the lawyer responded with: (Actual response):
"Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have proof of title extended further than the 206 years already covered in the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working with real property, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France in 1803 , the year of origin of title identified in our application. For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain. The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus 's expedition. Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we have our damn reconstruction loan?" The loan approved.
Not only is this one of the best stories I have ever read, it is a great history lesson. •••• What do we learn from
Hippopatamuses? That it’s impossible to lose weight by eating grass, salads, and walking. ••••
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Billy Mitchell: Father of The U.S. Air Force
Aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lay ahead in 20th century warfare, but at great personal cost. As early as 1906, Mitchell predicted the strategic implementation of future wars would take place in the air, not on the ground.
William "Billy" Mitchell, b o r n Dec. 29, 1879, was an A r m y A i r Corps general who today is regarded the father of our United States Air Force.
In March 1912, Mitchell toured battlefields of the Russo-Japanese War and concluded that a future war with Japan would be a reality.
Mitchell served in France during World War I and, by the conflict's end, commanded all American air combat units. After the war, he was appointed deputy director of the Air Service. With his position he began advocating increased investment in air power, believing this would prove vital in future wars. He argued particularly for the ability of bombers to sink battleships and organized a series of bombing runs against stationary captured and obsolete ships designed to test his idea.
In February 1921, a bombing demonstration using captured German ships was reluctantly agreed to by the Navy. Mitchell had infuriated the Navy by claiming he could sink ships "under war conditions," and boasted he could prove it if he was permitted to bomb and sink captured German battleships. The demonstration was a success.
In 1923, Mitchell repeated the bombing tests with the same results on three obsolete American battleships USS Alabama, USS Virginia and USS New Jersey. President Warren G. Harding and Navy officials were angry because the demonstration showed U.S. Naval weakness.
The demonstration antagonized many administrative leaders of the Army with his arguments and criticism and, in 1925, was returned from appointment as a brigadier general to his permanent rank of colonel due to his insubordination. Later that year, he was court-mar-
tialed for “insubordination” after accusing Army and Navy leaders of an "almost treasonable administration of the national defense" for investing in battleships instead of aircraft carriers.
Mitchell’s bombing tests caused budgets to be redrawn for further air development and forced the Navy to look more closely at the possibilities of Naval air power. One of his predictions: There would be a future surprise attack on the Hawaiian Islands by the Empire of Japan. But Mitchell became an embarrassment to both military and civilian leaders. Accordingly, in October 1925, he was court-martialed for “insubordination” The court martial lasted for seven weeks. The youngest of the 12 judges was Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who voted for acquittal, described sitting as a judge on Mitchell's court-martial as "one of the most distasteful orders I ever received." However, the majority found him "guilty of all specifications of the charges." The court suspended Mitchell from active duty for five years without pay, which President Calvin Coolidge later amended to half-pay. He resigned from the air service shortly afterward. General MacArthur said after Mitchell’s trial "a senior officer should not be silenced for being at variance with his superiors in rank and with accepted doctrine." Ironically, it was a stance that would prove to be MacArthur’s undoing decades later. Had he not been a hero from leading Allied troops against the Japanese in World War II, and then the Korean conflict, he might have experienced a court martial like Mitchell’s because of his conflicts with President Harry Truman.
Shortly after Mitchell’s trial he received many honors, albeit after his death on Feb. 19, 1936. President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommissioned him posthumously to a major general. He also is the only individual for whom a military aircraft, the North American B-25 “Mitchell bomber,” is named. Ironically, the twin-engine aircraft was used on the heroic Col. Jimmy Doolittle raid over Tokyo six months after the Pearl Harbor attack. The court found Mitchell guilty, but he had accomplished his goal of making the public aware of the dismal state of American air power. After his trial, his pilots saluted him in dramatic fashion. As Mitchell stepped out of the court martial building, he looked up to see a squadron of four biplanes in flight. Of course, such a scene may or may not have happened. It could only be created in Hollywood, which it was. Actor Gary Cooper recreated Mitchell’s role in the 1955 film, “The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.” Today, in Air Force circles Mitchell is regarded as a hero, legend, and the father of the U.S. air power.
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ATTENTION VOTERS OF NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY
YOU NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION THE THE ISSUES AND THE CANDIDATES IN YOUR LOCAL ELECTIONS! For far too long voters in North San Diego County did not know or care what the Palomar Health District Board of Directors was, or what they did.
What the Palomar Health District Board of Directors is designed to be is a group of intelligent, qualified, and wise individuals to represent our interests on the largest Hospital District in the state of California, covering an area of 800 square miles and operating both Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway, as well as a trauma center that covers more than 2,200 square miles of South Riverside and North San Diego Counties. In addition to three hospitals, Palomar Health offers home health care, surgery, skilled nursing, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, wound care, and community health educatio. The Paper's Evelyn Madison has served on this board so she well knows the commitment it requires and the dollars involved in providing top health coverage within the district.
With an annual revenue for 2020 estimated at $ 696,974,000 (final books not closed yet and impacted by COVID) and budgeted revenue for 2020/2021 of $749,669,000, it is clear that we need top, qualified board members to both manage this budget as well as develop programs and policies that will strengthen the district's finances and allow it to grow. These elected positions are important ones . . . but the electorate seldom know the candidates, studies the issues, or cares much.
A shame because milions upon millions of dollars are directed by the Board. The board of directors is responsible to the community for the overall provision and availability of healthcare services.
A “ho-hum” election in the past, this is one that deserves our attention and support. These directors make decisions that, literally, could save your life and/or those of your family members. Knowing how important these seats are, we strongly recommend your vote for the following candidates and reasons why:
District 2 Vicki Grove - Vicki Grove, has an impressive reputaton for accomplishment and demonstrated ability to work as a team member; plus, she brings a strong interest and experience in the treatment of mental illness to the board and would help ensure that this segment of the public is even more well served. She has our strong endorsement. District 4 Laura Barry (unopposed)
District 6 Jeff Griffith. Jeff is an active member/firefighter within our community. A captain with CalFire he has fought the terrible wildfires hitting California. Still, he has the time, dedication and energy to serve the board well. He has earned and deserves your vote.
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President of the United States: Donald Trump
50th Congressional District: Darrell Issa State Assembly 75th District: Marie Waldron San Diego County Board of Supervisors - District #3: Kristin Gaspar Escondido City Council: District #2 - Tina Inscoe District #3 - Dara Czerwonka District #4 - Mike Morasco
Escondido Elementary School Board: Trustee Area #3 - Mark D. Olson Trustee Area #5 - Frank Huston Escondido Union High School Board: Trustee Area #3 - Christi Knight Trustee Area #4 - Dane White
Vote for a Solid Investment Strategy
Election Day is little more than a week away. As a citizen, you may feel the results will affect many aspects of life in this country. But as an investor, your situation probably won’t change after the votes are counted. No matter who wins, the financial markets may well show some politically driven volatility, but that often happens around elections, and it typically doesn’t last long. But what about the longer term? How might changes in policy and new legislation affect your investment outlook?
To begin, keep in mind that many campaign promises remain just that – promises. And even when some of them are enacted, any ultimate legislation may be quite different from what was proposed on the campaign trail.
Still, sometime in the future, we could see election-related changes that could affect your
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investment strategy. For example, over the years, we’ve seen many adjustments in the tax rates of capital gains and stock dividends, and it’s likely these rates will change again one day. When that happens, you may need to look at the equities portion of your portfolio to see if you want to make some adjustments.
Oceanside Measures Measure K, dealing with Term Limits will likely pass. Measure L, the North River Farms Referendum. we support it but recognize it may well lose as the most controversial item on the Oceanside ballot. Measure M, the Cannabis Business Tax, we think will pass with a lot of support locally. Taxpayers only pay if they use Cannabis; meanwhile, the revenue from the tax would help fill the Oceanside coffers with most welcome cash. Propositions On the Ballot
Prop 14 - Bond. $5.5 Billion, free government money for stem cell funding. NO. Prop 15 - Step 1 or 2 steps (School Funding Initiative) - NO. Re Prop 13. Prop 16 - Diversity as factor in decisions - race based discrimination. NO. Prop 17 - Parolees allowed to vote. NO. Prop 18 - Allow 17-year-olds to vote. NO. Prop 19 - Increases property taxes. NO.
long vacation and so on) or longterm (such as college for your children or a comfortable retirement). Periodically, depending on what’s happening in your life and the progress of your investment portfolio, you may need to evaluate your goals to ensure they’re prioritized appropriately to help keep you on track toward achieving what’s most important Many other changes, though, are to you. hard to predict. It’s possible that future legislation could affect Over time, your goals may specific industries, either posi- change, too. Perhaps you’ve tively or negatively. Such moves decided that instead of retiring could also influence the way you early and traveling around the look at certain investments, but if world, you now want to turn your you have a diversified portfolio hobby into a business. Changing that contains a broad mix of this goal may require a different stocks, bonds and other securi- investment strategy. Or you ties, any actions affecting one might change your mind about particular industry probably where you want to live – instead won’t cause you to significantly adjust holdings invested in other sectors.
In any case, while it may be a good idea to keep an eye open for things like tax rate changes or how new policies may affect different market segments, your main emphasis, in terms of your investment decisions, should remain on your goals and what you need to do to achieve them.
At least once each year, review your portfolio carefully to make sure your investments are aligned with your goals, whether they are short-term (a new car, a
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of staying in your home, as originally planned, you might downsize and move to a different area. Your goals may change in many ways, all of which may warrant updating your investment strategies.
Here’s the key point: You’re the one electing to make these changes. No matter what happens in this or any other election, be sure to “vote” for the strategies that have the potential for a winning outcome. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC. Copyright © 2020 Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Member SIPC.
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to not just reopen our economy but return to growth and expanded opportunities for all Americans, we need leaders like former Representative Darrell Issa. He has a proven track record of legislating responsibly and standing up for good policies. The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Darrell and looks forward to partnering with him in the future.” The United States Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business advocacy organization and represents more than three million business interests. Leading the business community for 108 years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political program is proud to support leaders for federal public office who will work to advance a pro-growth agenda that will expand economic opportunity for businesses of all sizes. To learn more about our political program visit the U.S. Chamber Action website or follow us on Twitter. Escondido Police Awarded Grant To Improve Traffic Data Reporting
The Escondido Police Department received a $24,800 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to collect and report traffic data.
“This program is new for 2021 and is an effort to improve how quickly crash data is collected and reported,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “High quality safety data is critical. It’s used to determine the nature of our road safety problems and it informs our actions in how best to address them. We are happy to provide local agencies with the necessary tools to develop or enhance their electronic traffic reporting systems.”
Tate (175036) is ready for a quiet home! When he came to the shelter, this 6-year-old kitty was very shy and had a hard time adjusting. He’s doing much better in a foster home, where he head-butts to solicit pets and will lean into your hand. This sweet a n d friendly kitty still needs his space, so he can b o n d with you as well as have alone time when he needs it. Tate will do best in a home where there aren’t young children. He’s recently been in a home without other pets, so he’d need a slow introduction to furry siblings. If you’d like to adopt this handsome tabby, make an appointment today to speak with an adoption counselor at our Escondido Campus at sdhumane.org/adopt! His adoption includes spay/neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and an incentive for pet insurance from MetLife.
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Escondido Gets New Medix Ambulances
In September 2019 the council approved Fleet Services to purchase two new Medix Ambulances to replace two 7-year old ambulances with high mileage and engine hours. The new ambulances arrived in April and after some outfitting work (moving radios, mobile data computers, gurneys, etc.) they were placed in service on April 28, 2020 at Fire Stations 2 and 7. These ambulances are nearly identical to the two that were purchased in FY 2017-18 which are currently at Fire Stations 3 and 5. Based on our experience with the two Medix ambulances we have had for nearly two years, which have proven to be very reliable and a great environment for care providers and patients, we expect the two new ambulances to perform extremely well! A Special Celebration for Escondido Woman’s Club
On Monday, November 2nd, The Woman’s Club of Escondido will celebrate their 110th Anniversary in Escondido. This is a very special event for The Woman’s Club of Escondido, as it is one of the very first clubs, if not the first, to organize in Escondido.
This event will take place at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St., (corner Mission & Rose), from 10am for socializing, 10:30am program, and lunch to follow. With the Coved-19 restrictions, the event may be held outdoors with tables and canopies set up following the distancing requirements in place at that time. Also, masks will be required. Reservations required.
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which may have upset some members. And, yes, there are a number of people within Oceanside City Hall, particularly Esther Sanchez, who do not support Don because of strong political differencers while he worked there. Ms. Nava also says Don Greene enjoys strong support from the LGBT community which he serves as President of Diego Legacy.
Dollie McQuiston, of EMPAC, the Mobile Home resident’s association said of Greene: “Don became president but then did not attend meetings or do anything for the organization. We finally had to send him a registered letter requesting his resignation since he was not doing his job.” One of his strongest supporters continuest to be Olga Diaz, who has endorsed him.
“He has been a strong supporter of the Escondido Creek Conservancy, he’s worked with a number of committees; I changed my endorsement from Dara Czerwonka to Don Greene because I felt his expertise would be of greater service to the city. Yes, he did leave the Escondido Democratic Club one meeting prior to having finished his term but that’s not unusual; you have changes of leadership at many clubs and perhaps some in-fighting as well. It happens. I have not seen the alleged divisiveness or control issues. I think he’s a very smart man with a lot of expe-
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The $100 adoption fee for Q T includes medical exams, vaccinations, spay, and registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to www.SDpets.org.
So there you have it. A look at both the detractors and supportsrs of Donald Greene, candidate for District 3, Escondido City Cuncil seat. Come election day it is up to you, the voter, to determine who will best represent the city of Escondido and its multiple interests.
After a mutually respectful interview with Mr. Greene and giving him a chance to respond to his critics The Paper finds that while he is a very interesting man with an interesting background, we will stand by our initial endorsement of Dara Czerwonka for the District 3 City Council position. You, the voter, will decide.
communities, political parties, social clubs, marriages, restaurants, and wherever we gather. They are the ones who want to deny us the freedom of religion, speech, and the press. They stifle conversation, a different point of view, and create fear with the loss of a job and friendship.
Pastor Richard Huls (Retireed)
She and her litter of eight kittens were transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program. She’s a sweet, young cat with an outgoing personality. Q T is ready to be adopted and start her second life.
Don Greene added: I think I am the best candidate for the postion. I did serve as aide to deputy mayorfLowery or four years . . I attended SANDAG meetings, North County Transit meetings with him . . I intefaced with all the departments at city hall on his behalf. I have the experience and the knowledge. My opponent, Dara Czerwonka, with her experience as Chair for Palomar Hospital District had to address mnultiple negative issues, including improper handling of patient issues. The fact is I was succcessful in my job and Dara failed in hers"
The Pastor Says...
Q T cat is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 1-1/2 year old, 7 pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown Tabby coat.
rience working with SANDAG and the rent control issue. That’s why I support him. I think his detractors are complaining strictly for political reasons.”
Remember the days when we had Public Enemy No.1? It was usually a gangster, member of the mafia, white collar crook, or a notorious politician. But are these really the enemies we have to look for? Are they the ones who rob us of our freedoms, joy, and opportunities?
I had a long discussion with a friend of mine recently about the politics we live with. He told me that his two grown daughters refuse to have anything to do with him, because he is on the other side of the political fence. This story, as sad as it is, is very common today. Families have broken up, couples have divorced, silence is the rule of many homes, and even murder has resulted, because of a different political view. So where are these enemies? They are in our homes, churches,
It is where the party becomes everything. George Washington warned the Continental Congress of this evil. We have witnessed a great divide over contrary opinions, which has polarized the nation into hatred, prejudice, and civil disobedience, rather than seeking the common good with reason, patience, and wisdom. In contrast, we have the message of Jesus who was the friend of sinners. He challenges us to pray for our enemies, to do good to those who do us harm, bless those who seek our ruin, and tells us to love as God loves us. Is Jesus stupid? Does He not understand the real world? Is He naïve and a loser in this world of reality? Would you rather have a public enemy, who wants to control you, or a public friend like Jesus who accepts you? Pastor Huls
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San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
Fall into your next outdoor adventure in San Marcos!
Invigorate your health and spirit by adding some outdoor adventure into your weekly routine! Identifying a fun fall activity is a breeze when you explore our website at san-marcos.net/parks-recreation.
With over 290 acres of parks to enjoy, San Marcos truly lives up to its nickname “San Parkos.” Our 24 community parks, 13 neighborhood parks, and three recreation centers in San Marcos offer the perfect backdrop for a game of hoops or a family picnic. If you’re looking to blaze a new trail, we have 72 miles (and counting!) of them, for hiking, biking, running and equestrian use. This autumn, follow the reds, yellows, oranges and browns of the leaves outside, as you fall in love with a new park or trail in San Marcos.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
Happy Halloween! In a time, when we are inundated with what seems like life and death news on a daily basis, it’s nice to remember we have some great holidays. So, this week let’s take a moment of pause and remember the fun of this holiday. The excitement of wearing a costume and the anticipation of endless sweets.
If you are close to my age, you are probably amazed each year as to how much more engaged people become with Halloween. For me, being a pirate meant some burnt cork for “painted” on sideburns and my mother’s old scarf for a headpiece with a cardboard sword. Now it looks like extras from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean knock at my door. I have to admit I’m always impressed at their creativity. My own grown children never grew out of this celebration. And I’m glad they didn’t. Their world seems tougher than the one I remember at their age. I’m glad they are able to hold on to something from their youth.
When I discussed this with a buddy of mine, we talked about what we would be if we went trick or treating. He offered that he would dress as the old man who yells at the kids to stay off his lawn. And then said jokingly, I think I might be that guy already. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido email@example.com
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OMG, this is a tragic story. This is a very sad but true story of the depression that can haunt a man. My friend Michael was so sick and tired of the world; of Covid-19, of the Chinese aggression, of Global Warming, BLM and the rest of the stories that our media deem important to broadcast. He drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station and started the car. Two days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car.
She notified the police and called for an ambulance. They broke in and pulled Michael from the car. A little sip of water and surprisingly he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery. ••••
So ABC News has suggested parents put something important in the back seat of their car so they don’t forget their children.
Something important in the back seat.
Something important. •••• For some reason, the tuna fish Evelyn buys for me is tuna fish but the tuna fish she buys for our cats is Classic Paté.. •••• I was once on a TV game show and decided to risk it all and went for the rocker. •••• It’s October so you know what that means . . . Merry Christmas! •••• To sharpen ourselves up intellectually, I offer a quick primer in Latin: CONTEMPORARY LATIN PHRASES "Domino vobiscum."
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Vista Business es Step Up!
We have seen many Vista companies rise to the challenge when it comes to helping during the pandemic. Their spirit and determination is an integral component of the Vista community.
One of these businesses is Misadventure & Co., a sustainable vodka distillery, which recently launched a donation program to fund COVID-19 research.
Since the spring, Misadventure has been producing liquid hand sanitizer; and recently, the company announced plans to donate 15 percent of its profits from the sanitizer sales to scientific institutions, including the University San Diego Health Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and John Hopkins Medicine. Companies, such as Misadventure, foster connectivity with the community. We salute all of our businesses and we remain committed to supporting them through this public health crisis.
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss
Oceanside has been working through the lengthy process of constructing railroad crossing improvements to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements to establish a Quiet Zone along the coastal rail corridor through Oceanside. In a Quiet Zone, active devices such as gates, signals, and railings warn vehicle and pedestrian traffic of on-coming trains in lieu of the routine sounding of their horns. Train horns will still be used in emergency situations. Cities desiring to establish a Quiet Zone are first required to mitigate the risk by updating crossings to specific standards to ensure safety. There are numerous agencies involved in establishing a quiet zone and the City continues to work with these agencies to establish the Quiet Zone, while also improving pedestrian and vehicle safety at five Oceanside crossings. Work is expected to be complete in the next several months. The Quiet Zone is anticipated to be established early 2021.
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from the American PC scene within a couple of years. Packard Bell had become the price leader among PCs manufacturers by using cheap components and cutting corners on customer service. They were the model and poster child for modern day Dell and HP in “retail” computer products.
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There are “refurbs” and then there are “refurbs.”
In 1995 Compaq, the second largest PC maker filed a “whistle blower” suit against Packard Bell, the largest PC maker. Compaq ratted-out PB for putting “used” components in “new” PCs. The other PC makers in those days also recycled “used” components like memory into their new PCs but they followed the law by inserting a small print disclaimer that acknowledged the fact some components might be “used.” Packard Bell did not. Packard Bell lost, and paid a multi-million dollar settlement to the US Government. Packard Bell’s reputation was destroyed and they disappeared
The “Packard Bell” fiasco hypersensitized the entire consumer electronics industry to the danger of being “caught” using parts that were not “new.” Terms like re-purposed, recycled, pre-owned and refurbished today are used to describe components or entire systems that have been used but are still functional. In the case of non-mechanical components like memory, CPUs and motherboards an excellent case can be made that a used component may indeed be more reliable than a new one. After all, if a memory chip survives several thousand hours of operation, it’s unlikely to succumb to “infant mortality”. Refurbished or Refurb is the term for PCs that are not strictly speaking “new” but have been brought to the same functional level as if they were “new.” At The Computer Factory we have “enterprise refurbs” and “refurbs” that are customer trade-ins. In either case we install a new Windows 10 OS and function check the entire system. Motherboards, CPU and memory are rarely problems because they simply do not wear. CD ROMs, hard drives and fans must be verified. Our customers rarely have Ardie of Escondido, brother Steve Burrows of Encinitas, sisters Carrie Ray of Arroyo Grande, Julie Burrows of San Francisco and Gayle Burrows of Escondido.
Kim is also survived by her two children, Austin and Alyssa Lemmer who live in Colorado but were able to spend time with their beloved mother during her last days. Kim was proceeded in death by her father Bob on December 23, 1995.
A celebration of life was held on July 25, 2020 at the former home of Kim's grandparents GR and Irene Burrows. The home is now owned by her cousin Andrea Baldwin and her husband Wayne. The celebration was attended by family members and a few lifelong friends of the Burrows family. KIMBERLY ANN BURROWS LEMMER
Kimberly left this world too early at the age of 55 on July 12, 2020 surrounded by her beloved family in her childhood home in Escondido, CA. Kim was the 3rd of 5 children (dubbed #3) born to Robert (Bob) and Ardith (Ardie) Burrows. She is survived by her mother
Kim's eulogy was given by her Godfather and uncle, Dan Burrows followed by tributes from her brother Steve, sister Julie and son Austin.
Kim loved life and lived it with vigor. As a photography buff, early mornings found her snapping photos of the spectacular Escondido sunrises to send to her kids. Walks on the beach and taking pictures of her kids at all ages running from the surf was a tradition she insisted on until they finally refused in their late teens. She took multiple photos of Austin and Alyssa as they grew up; all beautifully framed and dis-
hardware problems with our “refurbs” but if they do, in or out of warranty, we go the extra mile to make sure that problems are as painless as possible.
“Refurbished” has become a popular marketing tool at retail stores like Best Buy, Costco and WalMart by trading on the excellent reputation for high reliability and performance established by the “Enterprise refurbished PCs.” Dell and HP “retail refurbs” are nothing like the high quality Dell and HP “enterprise refurbs.” “Enterprise refurbs” are high quality good commercial grade PCs that become available through budgeted replacement cycles. “Retail refurbs” are cheap retail versions that have been returned by unhappy customers because they didn’t work properly or broke. When they’re returned from Dell and HP contract repair centers they
get marked down as “refurbished.” They are still cheap PCs with cheap motherboards, drives, fans, hinges, buttons, strain reliefs, connectors, power supplies and cases.
“Retail refurb” PCs are cheaper than new ones, probably just as good, and there is definitely a place for them. When your sister’s butthead kid finally graduates from high school, send the little turkey off to college with a shiny “retail refurb” notebook PC. He’ll probably lose at his first “kegger” anyway. How about your ne’er-dowell brother - in - law who keeps borrowing your PC to look for a job and sending it back stuffed with porn-hub. A “retail refurb” is the perfect solution for him. But if you need a serious notebook, desktop or all in one for business, school or home, you know where to find us.
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played around her beautiful home.
Her sport was tennis and she was nick named “The Cruncher” by Escondido High School Coach Dick Lievers. She continued to play and play well into adulthood. She also had a passion for cooking and could prepare a gourmet meal and arrange the flowers for the table for any occasion and was called on to do so often. Her love of reading led her to join a book club as soon as she moved back home to Escondido.
Kim had a huge heart for the young people in her life and as a result, earned yet another nick name “the kid magnet”. We always knew where to find Kim at the big family gatherings because she was surrounded by the little ones who gravitated to her welcoming smile and kind heart. When she was raising her kids in CO, their friends all called her “Mom” because she was always there to welcome them into her home and treated them like family.
Although Kim’s last days were difficult, her strong faith in God saw her through to the very end with the absolute knowledge that she was going Home. She now waits, with her father, for the family reunion in Heaven. Until then we will miss her small but mighty presence every day. So gifted, so bright, so missed.
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es. The HEADLINE which he left out, was "The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed far more lives than reported, study says”, the opposite of what he writes.
The study found that from March through July, there were 225,530 "excess" deaths — a 20 percent increase over the average number of deaths expected for those months. Excess deaths refer to the number of fatalities above what would be expected. Deaths directly linked to Covid-19 account for 67 percent of those excess deaths, the study found, leaving the remaining 33 percent without a clear explanation. So counting the additional deaths in August, Sept and Oct, instead of the approximately 220,000 COVID deaths we see in the media headlines, the total is more like 400,000. This is a public health crisis, not something you can learn to live with. Will Jim Desmond take responsibility for the additional deaths caused by publishing this article? /s/ Jan P. Stubbs San Diego County, CA.
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DAR Honors 25-Year Member Wanda Prosser, honorary chapter regent, Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was honored recently with a certificate and roses for her twenty-five years as a member of the DAR. Regent, Laura Horn, made the presentation. Over the twenty-five years, Wanda has served in many capacities, as secretary, 2nd vice regent, regent twice. She has chaired many committees both at the chapter and state level and was National vice chair southwest division under President General Ann Dillon. The DAR is
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Reversible bags. Large fabric "purses" are crescent-shaped and "slouchy" when set down. They are designed to be worn over the shoulder, and are versatile enough to be used for shopping, or really anything else for which a purse or bag is used. Sometimes this style is referred to as a "hobo" bag. They are completely reversible with different fabric on the inside and outside.
Earrings. Like all crafts for sale, are made by the members. Most are "drop" style, with a large variety of different colored beads. We are also making snowman ornaments and wind chimes, made from terracotta pots. Kitchen Scrubbies, children's hair accessories, and aprons will also be available.
Be sure to mark your calendars. Come visit this “Let’s Be Merry” affair to see the creativity of our members. Remember, your purchases are a win-win situation. You have the opportunity to purchase a unique Christmas gift, and proceeds go to local charities while also contributing to the BWC scholarship awards program. All appropriate and mandatory County Coronavirus rules for retail businesses, including face masks and social distancing will be enforced. For more information go to www.bonsallwomansclub.org.
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Virtual Training Classes for Pets In November, the San Diego Humane Society have online behavior and training classes scheduled for Kittens, Cats, Puppies, and Dogs. Learn more about all classes and search for articles about different behaviors on the website; sdhumane.org, and look for Behavior &
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Fabulous Focus & Impulse Control: Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6pm.* This class is designed for dogs who become too excited and have difficulty regaining their focus when distracted. Owners and dogs will work through a series of exercises, which are highly reinforcing for both human and dog. Humans learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively, while dogs learn how to calmly “notice” things in the environment and then reorient back to their owner. This class is for dogs who are prone to high-arousal or overstimulated behaviors across a variety of environments. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost: $180. *Need Flexible Timing? The trainers record the starred classes above each week, so you can follow along and send questions and videos for the trainer to provide feedback.
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North County Philanthropy Council to Hold Awards Celebration - The North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) will hold their 2020 Volunteer Awards Celebration virtually on Thursday, November 19, from 3pm-4pm, to honor Community Volunteers. The event is free and will be hosted by CBS 8 Evening News Anchor Carlo Cecchetto. It will be broadcast on KOCT-TV and YouTube Live this year. Everyone is encouraged to show their support for our community's selfless, devoted volunteers by virtually attending the event. To make the experience even more special, attendees can purchase a "Celebration in a Box" for their organization's honoree, themselves, and their coworkers to enjoy during the event. Register to be part of the celebration. For more information, contact Sandra Alston at 760.729.6711, or Sandra@ncphilanthropy.org. NCPC will present multiple awards that recognize individuals who dedicate themselves to serving our community, including the Corporate Philanthropy Award, which acknowledges a corporation,
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business, or employee-managed grant-making fund that has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility to North County. The Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award, which recognizes a development professional in North San Diego County who exemplifies the passion, integrity, wisdom, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their development and communications activities. The Robert Krejci Standards of Excellence Award will be presented to the individual who has gone beyond the call of duty in devotion, service, and uniqueness of circumstances to support others in the community. "Each of the honored volunteers has an important gift to share," said Sandra Alston, Managing Director of NCPC. "By supporting people in need, especially during the pandemic, protecting the environment, advocating for social justice, and in many other ways, these incredible friends and neighbors are strengthening the North County community and demonstrating the power of philanthropy."
NCPC is a regional membership association of nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers, along with corporate philanthropists serving North San Diego County communities. Membership in the council is open to all organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in learning and sharing to ultimately provide an even greater benefit to the communities and individuals they serve. For 33 years, they have been promoting and strengthening philanthropic impact in our communities through educational programs and special events, networking opportunities, advocacy for philanthropic issues and volunteer recognition. Learn more at www.ncphilanthropy.org.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00037991-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Alice Corinna Castillo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Alice Corinna Castillo to Proposed name Alice Corinna Kleban 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: 12/08/2020 8:30a.m., Department 23 The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 South Melrose Dr., 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 10/21/2020 /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Superior Court Judgey 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9015327 The name of the business: Sarmiento Produce, located at 4651 Calle de Casitas, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Julian Sarmiento 4651 Calle de Casitas Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Julian Sarmiento Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/12/2020. 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/05/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9016270 The name of the business: Bushikan Budo Kyokai, Inc. Bushikan Karate Dojo, located 1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Ste. D San Marcos, CA. 92078 Registrant Information: Bushikan Budo Kyokai, Inc. 1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Suite D San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 4/01/2005. /s/ Chrisan Robinson, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/26/2020. 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/05/2020
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9015221 The name of the business: WBK Plus; WBK Xtreme; WBK Products; WBK Plus!;WBK Xtreme!, located at 515 Citrus Way, Oceanside, CA. 92058-1436. Registrant Information: WBK Products Enterprises LLC 56 Citrus Way Oceanside, CA. 92058-1436 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 7/14/20 /s/ Maxie O. Williams, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/12/2020. 10/08, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29/2020 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2020-9015982 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Cathy’s Draperies, located at 120 N. Pacific St., Ste D-3, San Marcos, CA. 92069. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 12/18/2015 and assigneed file no. 2015-032419. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Cathleen G. Boyer 1087 Hidden Vale Dr. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Cathleen G. Boyer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County 9/25/2020. 10/08, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29/2020
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Beverage House Liquor 3, located at 810 E. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92084.
Registrant Information: MBL Beverage Inc.
22488 US Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA. 92307
This business is conducted by a corporation.
First day of business n/a. /s/ Fadi Ballat, Secretary
Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg
Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/05/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9015136 The name of the business: Systematic Crucible, located at 848 Rio Viento Court, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. Registrant Information: Benjamin James Pierce 848 Rio Viento Court Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/20/20 /s/ Benjamin James Pierce Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/12/2020. 10/08, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9016847 The name of the business: ORT Painting, located at 1135 Olive Ave., Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Isabel Ortega Reyes 1135 Olive Ave. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 9/29/20 /s/ Isabel Ortega Reyes Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/29/2020. 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9017191 The name of the business: Emerald Automotive, Inc.located at 257 N. Emerald Dr.,#A, Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: Emerald Automotive Inc. 257 N. Emerald Dr. #A Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 9/01/20. Mohammad Chitgari, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on10/17/2020. 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9017295 The name of the business: Pure Plumbing Company, located at 909 Discovery Street, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Pure Plumbing and Drain 909 DiscoveryStreet San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. Jonathan Dickeerson, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on10/17/2020. 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9017121 The name of the business: The Actors Advantage:Online Courses, located at 1717 Lodgepole Road, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Michaela Ellizabeth Carrozzo 1717 Lodgepole Road San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 8/19/20. Michaela Elizabeth Carrozzo Filed with E rnest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on10/14/2020. 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2020-00037948-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sahra Hakimi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Sahra Hakimi to Proposed name Golaleh Aziz Tajik 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: 12/03/2020 8:30a.m., Department C-61 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE: SEE ATTACHMENT The address of the court is: Central Division, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. 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 10/19/20 /s/Lorna Alksne, Superior Court Judge 10/29, 11/05, 11/12 & 11/19/2020
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