The Paper’s Endorsements
Volume 44 - No. 39
Editor’s Note: We had originally hope to provide our endorsement in the race for the Escondido Mayor’s Seat within this issue but a possible late breaking develoment has caused us to defer the endorsement for at least one week. The development could be sensitive and critical to the endorsement decision so we want ample time to investigate the matter.
Today, however, we have provided a profile of both Mayor Sam Abed and Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz, the two primary contenders for the Mayor’s seat. You will find those profiles beginning on Page 3. The Endorsements and Recommendations: Measure/Proposition H NO Proposition G Escondido Home Rule Charter issue NO
Comment: We support the idea of Charter Cities. We just don’t support this charter, as written. Insufficient public input, does not attain the desired goals.
Proposition E Escondido School Bond Issue NO Escondido Mayor (To Be Announced)
Escondido City Council District 1 Ed Gallo District 2 John Masson
Comment: Both Councilmembers Gallo and Masson are experienced and should be returned to office. Other candidates simply do not have the credentials needed to be an efficient councilmember. It normally takes at least a year to learn the job. We cannot afford rookies.
City of Oceanside City Council Dana Corso Chuck Lowery
City of San Marcos Mayor and Both Unopposed The Paper - 760.747.7119
October 02, 2014
City of Vista Mayor Judy Ritter
Council John Aguilera Dave Cowles
Palomar Health Board of Trustees Bruce Krider Jerry Kaufman Stephan Yerxa Vallecitos Water District District 3 Paul Malone District 4 Mike Sanella
Governor Neel Kashkari
Comment: Realistically, we think Governor Brown will be re-elected. We are voting, and recommending, the candidate who impresses us the most.
Lt. Governor Ron Nehring
Secretary of State Pete Peterson Controller Betty Yee
Treasurer John Chiang
Attorney General Ronald Gold
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones State Board of Equalization District 4 Diane Harkey
US Representative - 49th District Darrell Issa 50th District Duncan Hunter 52nd Districct Carl Demaio 53rd District Larry Wilske
‘Endorsements’ Cont. on Page 2
We Don’t Like Bullies
We do not like bullies who come into our city and throw their weight around, their money around, and their chicken manure around. We are strongly recommending a NO vote on Measure H - the Lakes Specific Plan. Here’s why:
Michael Schlesinger, the princiapl of Stuck in the Rough, LLC, argues that he has property rights by virtue of acquiring the land. Property rights are basic to this nation. But there is a property right that precedes Mr. Schlesinger’s claim.
The city of Escondido prepared an exhaustive report addressing multiple issues. The Report, “City of Escondido Report On The Initiative Measure to Adopt “The Lakes Specific Plan” is available to anyone at Escondido’s city hall. We’ve spent the past week reading it and consulting with the best legal minds in the area. We’ve also examined the documents and statistics submitted to us by Mr. Schlesinger.
Background: Stuck in the Rough, LLC (hereinafter referred to as SITR) purchased the Escondido Country Club in December 2012.
Within two months of the purchase SITR closed the course and announced plans to build a subdivsion. Organized opposition followed by affected homeowners now known as ECCHO,
a mutual public benefit corporation, which then sponsored an Open Space initiiative with the sole purpose of maintaining the 50 year status quo. The measure was adopted unanimously.
SITR responded with lawsuits and intimidation, not the least of which included dumping chicken manure at the back doors of the property owners who opposed the development. Schlessinger was cited by the Air Pollution Board and is subject to a $10,000 fine . . . which is chump change to him. Schlessing also filed 24 encroachment lawsuits against property owners whose property touched the former golf course. Of those 24 encroachment lawsuits, 22 have been dismissed and 2 are pending. Schlessinger has absorbed heavy legal fees to pursue this intimidation tactic and has lost. He also did not win any supporters over from ECCHO.
In the city’s report it points out that ECCHO (Escondido Country Club Homeowner’s Organization) has a valid claim of an open-space property right, which precedes Mr. Schlesinger’s claim.
When the golf course was first developed, it was surrounded by home-lots that fronted on the course. In recognition of the golf course as a backyard, these lots were allowed to be undersized. In return for the sizing, the buyers were assured of having their “backyards” remain intact. In other words, they paid a preimum for being on the golf course. This
The Endorsements & Commentary Continued on Page 2
The Paper • Page 2 • October 02, 2014
‘Endorsements’ Cont. from Page 1
State Senate 38th District Joel Anderson 36th District Pat Bates
40th District No recommendation State Assembly 75th District Marie Waldron 76th District Rocky Chavez
77th District Brian Maiensschein
Superior Court Judge #25 Brad A. Weinreb Carlsbad Unified School Claudine Jones
Prop 45 (Health Insurance Rate Changes) YES
Prop 46 (Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors, etc.) YES
Comment: Insurance companies have invested $45 million in tv advertising trying to kill this proposition. The victims don’t have that type of bankroll to fight it.
Prop 47 (Criminal Sentences, Misdemeanor) YES Prop 48 (Indian Gaming Compacts) YES
Superintendent of Public Instruction Marshall Tuck
Escondido Union High #2 Bill Durney #5 Jon Petersen
Escondido Union School Martin Hranek
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Life Lessons Through Football
"Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture." - Elbert Hubbard "When you get in the end zone, act like you've been there before." - Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant, Alabama Crimson Tide
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Coach Lou Holtz, Arkansas Razorbacks, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, South Carolina Gamecocks
invokes an enforceable property right. The city report provides a legal roadmap for proving the ECCHO property right claim. Traffic concerns:
On pages 32-33 of the city report you will find 5,000 auto day trips to already crowded surface streets. Existing streets cannot handle the increase and would have to be widened. There are no existing rights-of-way to accommodate street widening, which would lead to the exercise of condemnation to complete the necessary improvements. Water concerns:
The report also shows on page 36 that water demand would be increased by 463,048 gallons daily, over the existing open space use. Water demand for the subdivision would be increased by 175,585 gallons each day, compared to the water usage for the original golf course. Open Space concerns:
Prop 1 (Water Bond) YES
Prop 2 (State Budget Stabilization)
‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 1
"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education." - Coach Murray Warmath, Minnesota Golden Gophers "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." - Coach George 'Papa Bear' Halas, Chicago Bears "He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words." - Coach Bobby Bowden, Florida State Seminoles
"Always remember... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." - Coach Shug Jordan, Auburn Tigers "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players." - Coach Knute Rockne, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
"There are two things every man in America thinks he can do: work a grill and coach football." - Coach Greg Schiano, Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon." - Coach John Madden, Oakland Raiders
The 27 acres of “open space” claimed by SITR actually includes streets, sidewalks and several holding ponds required due to the flood plain charac-
"My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor." - Coach Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee Volunteers "When you win say nothing, when you lose say less." - Coach Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns
"There are two pains in life. There is the pain of discipline and the pain of disappointment. If you can handle the pain of discipline, then you'll never have to deal with the pain of disappointment." - Coach Nick Saban, LSU Tigers, Miami Dolphins, Alabama Crimson Tide "When you win a game, you have to teach. When you lose, a game you have to learn." - Coach Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys
"It was like a heart transplant. We tried to implant college in him but his head rejected it." - Coach Barry Switzer, Oklahoma Sooners
"I resigned as the Broncos head coach because of illness and fatigue. The fans were sick and tired of me." - Coach John Ralston, Denver Broncos
"Football is not a contact sport. it is a collision sport. Dancing
teristic of the propery. Finally, the cost of maintaining the proffered improvements, particularly the swimming pool, far exceed the value of the improvements, and the million dollar grant. Sewage concerns:
Loads upon the sewer plant would be increased by 86,000 gallons of wastewater, daily, over past usage (page 36, city report.)
When Schlessinger’s attempt to block by litigation failed, he launched his own initiative, the current Measure H, which seeks to obtain approval for a 430 unit, high density subdivision. He has written the measure in such a manner that, if passed, he will be able to escape having to pass an Environmental Impact Review. Meanwhile, SITR has filed a lawsuit against the city which threatens a claim for $100 million in damages for a “taking.” He’s whistling in the dark.
SITR hopes the community believes their claim of damages is certain of success. It is not. There is plenty of case law, incorporated within the pleadings, now on file with the court
‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 3
is a contact sport." Coach Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State Spartans
"I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat." - Coach Darrell Royal, Texas Longhorns
"We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play? - Coach Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma Sooners "It's kind of hard to rally around a math class." - Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant, Alabama Crimson Tide
"Two kind of players ain't worth a damn: One never does what he's told; and one who does nothin' but what he's told." - Coach Bum Phillips, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints "For some reason the football coach of a major college program is seen as one of the leaders of the campus. And some way we have to let our young people know that that leader can look like anyone." - Coach Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts
‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 5
The Paper • Page 3 • October 02, 2014
‘The Hermit’ Cont. from Page 2
Profile of Sam Abed
which, according to legal experts unrelated to the developer, will predict a city victory.
Under the law the city relies upon, the city has established the permitted uses of the subject property as a designated open space. The list of uses is critical to a legal point. In order for a property owner to prevail in an inverse condemnation, or takings, claim for damages, the property owner must prove that he/she is denied any reasonable economic use of the property as a result of the governmental action in question. The list of permitted uses clearly rebuts the claim of denial of use. And so . . . that is how the cow ate the cabbage.
Mr. Schlessinger came to town, bought the Country Club property, shut it down, fenced it off, dumped chicken manure in a blatant (and stupid) attempt to intimidate Country Club homeowners, tried to further intimidate them with infringement lawsuits, of which he has already lost 22 of 24, and he has managed to irritate an entire community.
If the measure fails, you may fully expect the city and Mr. Schlessinger to sit down and broker a deal that makes a lot more sense . . . for the city, for SITR, and for ECCHO. For that to happen, however, we first have to defeat Measure H, then we have to strip ourselves of emotion and rancor and sit down and negotiate in good faith. Everything in life happens for a reason. We strongly urge a NO vote on Measure H for the reasons cited.
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He arrived promptly at 1:30pm for our interview, dressed nattily, as always. Sam Abed, Escondido’s Mayor, is noted for always being dressed for the occasion . . . even during casual outings he is the Beau Brummell of North County.
Affable, talkative, and always carrying his graphs around, documenting the progress the city of Escondido and its finances have made under his leadership.
Asked why he is running for Mayor in 2014, he responds: “I’m deeply passionate about Escondido. I want to help everyone achieve the American Dream just as I have. I’m an immigrant from Lebanon. I dreamed of coming to America . . . I came here, studied, learned, and have been successful in business. I have realized the American Dream and want to urge others to do the same. Become part of the community, integrate, assimilate.
How would you describe yourself as a Mayoral Candidate? We will win decisively. In my last election I won by 8 points, which is a decisive victory, and that was with three candidates running. I am very active in the business community. Just today I joined a number of my community colleagues and went out to visit local businesses, asking them what were their concerns? How could the city help them? They clearly appreciated our involvement and our sense of caring. Polls show 78% of the electorate believe the city is moving in the right direction. I paid $15,000 for a study that confirms that. (Asked to supply The Paper with a copy of that poll, Mayor Abed declined, saying it was too early in the campaign and he didn’t want to tip his hand to his opponent(s).) I have walked 12,000 homes, usually five hours on Saturday and same on Sunday. One voter told me, “Sam, you’re out here in 90 degree weather, campaigning; for that reason alone
I’ll vote for you.”
I’m very engaged with the community. Every Tuesday morning I meet with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce breakfast. I attend almost every event staged within Escondido. 99% of those at the various meetings respond with a very favorable response to my having attended their function and for the direction in which the city is headed. I think I have the respect of the community as well as the business community.
I stand for smaller government, increased public safety, enhancing our neighborhood. I promised to conduct Town Halls and I kept my promise. We’ve held eight Town Halls. No other Mayor has ever done that. It gives the community a chance to hear from the Mayor and to express their concerns. What have been your major accomplishments since you’ve taken office? We have moved the city from a $16 million deficit to a 7.9 million surplus over the past four years. We have cut government by 20% and made it more efficient. Clay Phillips eliminated six department heads which saved us a net of $900,000. We have guided the city to a better economic growth with many new businesses having come into town . . . and we have improved public safety. We have reduced crime by 25% thanks to our very efficient police department. We have focused on Public Safety, Immigration issues, gangs, and our city image. Because of our financial efficiency we now have a AA Bond rating . . . which is highly desirable.
If re-elected, what will be the very first things you’d do when you take office. What are your priorities? I will continue to build on our economic growth; we’ll continue our successful formula. We will work toward building an industrial park . . . we acquired the land when we were contemplating the minor league baseball stadium. We will seek out clean tech . . .computer manufacturers . . companies that pay salaries in the $75-8090,000 range.
Profile of Olga Diaz
She arrived promptly at 8:30am for our interview. Big smile and bubbly personality. She is very articulate and expresses her views clearly and answers questions promptly.
Why are you running for Mayor of Escondido? I love Escondido! I’ve made it my home. I’m raising my family here. I’ve become invested in the community and believe things can be made better and I want a chance to help accomplish that.
How would you describe yourself as a mayoral candidate: I can smooth over the rough edges of politics. It was divisiveness that caused me to run initially. I want to solve, not create, problems. I have six years in office. I am more seasoned. When I was first elected I was more blunt, less tactful. I’ve learned over the years to be more diplomatic but am still forceful in my desire to improve both myself as well as the city. I realize I am always under the microscope and have to be above board in all that I do and say. I want to make Escondido an icon of what a city should be like, I want to add value to the city . . and
‘Olga Diaz Profile’ Cont. on Page 4
How do you want to be remembered if/when you leave office? That we worked hard on neighborhood improvements; that we opposed detention facilities being housed in our city. That I guided the city to financial stability and security and that I made the city better than when I found it. What will you do to create and bring more quality jobs
‘Profile of Sam Abed’ Cont. on Page 5
‘The Hermit’ Cont. on Page <None>
The Paper • Page 4 • October 02, 2014 Oceanside City Councilman’s Son Arrested: Police Fail to Enter in Log
Oceanside Councilman Gary Felien’s 21-year-old son, David, during a sobriety checkpoint on Sept. 12 was arrested but his name wasn’t placed in the department’s public information folder. The public information folder contains basic information — usually on a single sheet of paper — about arrests made by police, including the name of the individual arrested, whether any weapons were involved in the incident and the time, place and date of the incident. It also includes similar information about other property or violent crimes, such as robberies, thefts, burglaries and assaults.
The Oceanside Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after top officials learned that the arrest wasn’t properly disclosed in a log book available for public viewing.
Police Chief Frank McCoy said Monday it appears the clerk on duty failed to place information on any arrests made that day into the folder. He said the department has found no evi-
dence that anyone asked the clerk to withhold the information.
Felien, who is running for reelection in November, said Monday that he was not aware of the missing reports and that he had not spoken with anyone at the police department about his son’s arrest. “He’s being treated just like any other kid out there,” said Felien.
David Felien was also arrested on Sept. 16 for petty theft at the Vons supermarket on 845 College Avenue. Mayor Jim Wood, a retired police officer who served in the department for 31 years, said he heard about David Felien’s arrests from friends in the department. He learned the reports were missing last week from members of the media and asked McCoy to look into it.
McCoy said the missing reports were placed in the folder on Wednesday and that additional measures have now been put in place to make sure information is properly disclosed. The information in the
‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 16
up on the competition. Maybe for good reason. I remembver one time former Escondido Councilmember and Mayor, Lorraine Boyce, told me “It takes at least a year or two just to learn the job. Several years are better. There’s a lot to learn.” This ain’t no job for rookies, it seems. And for what?
Man About Town
It’s that time of year. Silly Season, Wacko Time, The Crazy Days. Yep. It’s election time.
Just a few weeks from now and we’ll all be scurrying to the polls to vote the rascals out - or vote them in.
Charges, counter-charges, sometimes nasty stuff. I lived in Chicago for five years and I’ve seen nasty political stuff in North County that surpasses anything I ever saw in Chicago. Sometimes memories come flowing back about past elections. Incumbents seem to have a leg
No matter how hard you study the issues . . . no matter how many hours you stay up poring over documents . . . when it comes time to vote . . . no matter which way you vote, about 50% of the electorate will think you’re loony and a scourge to all mankind. Proof?
I rememer a story former Escondido Councilmember and Mayor, Ernie Cowan, once told me.
“Sometimes you labor for hours on an issue. You study the agenda, you work long and hard to think through your vote, hoping to do the best for your community. People, however, aren’t aware of those extra hours you work.
One day I was in a Von’s grocer store, getting ready to check out,” he said. “This lovely lit-
‘Profile of Olga Diaz’ Cont. from Page 3
help it to become an even more well respected city. What have been your major accomplishments since taking office? The Escondido Creek Trail - Escondido Creek had been overlooked for years. There was trash, razor wire everywhere, people did not go there; it was dangerous. We have worked toward cleaning it up, making it one more attractive feature of the city. It has now become a community project and the community has embraced it, as has the city.
I have become kind of “the investigative council person.” I’ve cleaned up the record on long time issues that had not been properly addressed. Staff knows that they need to come prepared to council meetings as I will have questions. My mantra has been, and will continue to be, “who’s watching the store?” We all need to be accountable.
Both of you are pretty well alligned along partisan party lines. What would you do to reach across the aisle and engage people who disagree with you? I’m generally considered a social Liberal but I’m conservative in many areas. When I had to make a decision as to which party to join I became a
Democrat. This was back in the 1990’s. At tht time I felt the GOP was composed of mostly mean people. I didn’t see that within the Democratic Party . . . so I joined them. Being a trained and successful accountant, I know numbers and I tend to be fiscally conservative. Many times I have gone against the wishes of the Democratic Party members . . . opposing fiscal policies they embraced. To some extent I’ve been ostracized by some in my own party . . . but I continue to vote my conscience based on my studying and understanding the issues, then voting for what I think is best for the community. What makes you different from your opponent? Everything Sam can do, I can do better. He is often inaccurate in his statements and figures - he tends to exaggerate numbers. I understand complicated issues and have solutions. They’ve been blocked locally but are well accepted and effective regionally. Regionally, we don’t have people who want to block - they want to get the job done. What will you do to create and bring more quality jobs
‘Profile of Olga Diaz’ Cont. on Page 9
tle grey-haired lady came up to me and said . . . ‘Excuse me. But aren’t you Mayor Ernie Cowan?”
He’s on Saturdays’ from 7am to 11am, KKSM, 1320AM.)
‘Well, I think you’re the worst person I ever knew. An abomination! You’re a no-good SOB!’
Mark has termed out from the Assembly and, now, from the State Senate as well.
I put on my best smile and said, ‘why, yes . . . yes, I am.’
So, some folks think you’r wonderful. Others, not so much,” he laughed. The late Sy Okun, a neighbor and fellow Kiwanian, had been a big time supporter of former Escondido Councilmember and Mayor, Doug Best. Then, one day, Doug cast a vote Sy didn’t like. “Why that so-and-so,” said Sy, “I’ll never support him again!”
“Wait a minute, Sy,” I said. “What about all the times Doug voted the way you thought was the right vote? What about all the time he puts in studying the issues. You’re gonna kick him to the curb because he voted what you think was the wrong way on one occasion?” To his credit, Sy acknowledged he was probably hasty in his criticism. And he continued to support Doug (who still has his Big Band Show, incidentally.
It appears to be the end of the political road for good friend, California State Senator Mark Wyland.
I’ll be sorry to see him go and am disappointed he did not pursue his run for the Board of Equalization.
Apparently Mark thinks he can continue to contribute via his Foundation he established. Knowing him, he’ll excell at that as well. Still, he won’t be quite a high profile as he was in Sacramento.
The upside of that is we’ll likely see more of him in North San Diego County.
He did his job and he did it well. The North County voters owe Mark Wyland a debt of gratitude.
It would be great to see ALL legislators work as hard and as efficiently as Mark did . . . for the people.
So, November 4th is rapidly approaching. We publish our endorsements in this issue but in the end . . . your vote is all your decision. Do it well.
The Paper • Page 5 • October 02, 2014
‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
"Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can't play football worth a damn." - Coach John McKay, University of Southern California Trojans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it." - Coach Lou Holtz, Arkansas Razorbacks, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, South Carolina Gamecocks
"Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck." - Coach Don Shula, Miami Dolphins
"Paralyze resistance with persistence." - Coach Woody Hayes, Ohio State Buckeyes
"If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out." - Coach Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers
"It's the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back." - Coach Joe Paterno, Penn State Nittany Lions
"By your own soul, learn to live. If some men force you, take no heed. If some men hate you, have no care. Sing your song, dream your dreams, Hope your hopes, and pray your prayers." - Coach Bo Schembechler, Michigan Wolverines
"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important." - Eugene McCarthy, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and Independent Candidate for U.S. President Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Caliber Pistol
This is a story of self control and marksmanship.
A woman survived a grizzly bear attack with one well placed shot from her itsy bitsy .25 caliber Beretta Jetfire. These are her own words:
While out hiking in Alberta Canada with my boyfriend, we were surprised when a huge grizzly bear came charging at
‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 7
‘Profile of Sam Abed’ Cont. from Page 3
to people who live in Escondido? We will focus on both getting the Industrial Park up and running, and to continue bringing new businesses to a financially secure and safe city of Escondido.
You’ve referred several times to the proposed Industrial Park and that we already own the land upon which to build that park. But that came about because of a highly controversial event that you championed . . . and which we, The Paper, strongly opposed . . that of the minor league baseball stadium the city was asked to build for then Padres owner, Jeff Moorad. What you and other critics may not have been aware of is that every penny of the money to build that stadium was to have come from Redevelopment Funds . . . no money would have been paid by Escondido taxpayers. We had heard the state might want to pull our redevelopment money and we had hoped to seal this deal before the state had a chance to pull the funds. We didn’t make it because the state took our redevelopment money away . . . once the redevelopment money went away . . .so did the idea of a stadium.
Also, that was a 5-0 vote. Every councilmember supported what we were trying to do. But, we did acquire the land necessary to build an industrial park . . . so the end result will be a net gain for the city.
Another major controversy was when Clay Phillips, our City Manager, arbitrarily decided to give a number of department managers raises of 18% or more, without having cleared it with the Mayor and/or council. There were discussions about that, after the fact, with Clay. It should be noted, however, that in spite of the 18% raises, Clay was able to eliminate six department head positions and the net result was a savings of $900,000. Probably the biggest controversy during your recent four years is the forced retirement of a popular Chief of Police, Jim Maher, under mysterious circumstances. You claim you and the council run a ‘transparent’ government . . yet this incident is anything but transparent. You had two senior police officers, one of whom is now the Chief, who initiated a series of emails berating
‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 9
Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 6 • October 02, 2014
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Annual Quilt Show and Sale in San Marcos
The North County Quilters’ Association will hold their 29th annual quilt show and sale on Saturday, October 25, from 10am to 4pm, at The Williams Barn, Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore, San Marcos. Cost is $5. Bring a copy of this article and receive $1 off. The Quilters’ Association is a nonprofit group that raises money for local charities. In addition to the quilt show and sale there will be food, a vendor mall, boutique items, raffle baskets and quilts for immediate sale. For more information, contact Tina Carson at 760.550.7857
Governor Should Prioritize Road and Highway Maintenance
million 24 California’s licensed drivers travel nearly 326 billion miles annually.
While more money is budgeted for California’s highways, very little progress is going to improving road conditions, according to the Reason Foundation’s 21st Annual Highway Report.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has instead pushed spending $68 billion to build a new high-speed rail system, rather than improving the state’s highways.
California is one of six states which account for nearly half of the nation’s potholed roads and poor-condition rural roads, according to the report. Yet California was one of the biggest spenders, outlaying
Orchestra is celebrating its 10th Anniversary season and welcoming additional musicians. Preparing for their first concert of the 10th Season on November 23rd, at 3pm in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, there are openings in most instrument sections and the orchestra is looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. The orchestra draws audiences from all over North County and includes several musicians from Gail Fisher & Jeanne Johnson many communities and towns in the area. For Local “Artist of the Month” details on how to join, call conto Exhibit at Public ductor John at 208.757.1980, Library or visit the website at www.powaysymphony.org. Suzanne Nicolaisen, an active member of the Escondido Art Meeting/Events Calendar Association, will exhibit a selection of framed paintings NOTE: Honor Flight San Diego throughout October at the Arrival Gate Change – If you are Escondido Public Library, 239 planning to greet the WWII Veterans S. Kalmia St. Born in South on the Tour of Honor returning to the Diego Airport from Washington, Africa, her art is often inspired San D.C. on Sunday, October 5, they will by the immensity, the people, be arriving at 2pm at Terminal 2 and the vivid colors of the Baggage Claim 1-3. The most conAfrican continent. For info, venient parking lot is across from call the library at 760.839.4684 Baggage Claim Area 1-3 Terminal 2. or visit www.library.escondi- Carlsbad Chamber Announces do.org. October Events – The October First Poway Symphony Orchestra is Looking for Members
more than $500,000 per statecontrolled mile.
A 2012 roads and highways assessment found it would cost $82 billion over the next 10 years to fix California’s roads and highways. Poorly maintained highways and major roads cost California drivers as much as $44 billion annually in accelerated vehicle depreciation, accidents, repair costs, increased fuel consumption, tire wear and time. Prioritizing needed improvements to California’s roads and highways should be the focus of the governor instead of creating a new, unnecessary infrastructure project.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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Friday Breakfast will be tomorrow, Friday, October 3, from 7-9am at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad. On Saturday, October 4, from 12noon to 10pm will be Oktoberfest at the Holiday Park Carlsbad For more info, visit www.rotaryoktoberfest.org.
Computer Crime Bill Signed into Law
The threat cyber criminals pose to our computerdependent world cannot be overstated. Our society benefits greatly from Internet technology, whether we use it to pay bills, monitor our health or communicate with friends, family or government agencies.
However, those benefits come with risks which must be addressed. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1649, which creates a new crime in statute to address increasing incidents of illegal access to communication systems and websites of governments, schools and hospitals.
Cyber criminals often target government computer systems, resulting in interference, tampering and theft of personal information. Numerous incidents have occurred that compromised privacy and safety of thousands of individuals. In
Then on Sunday, October 5, will be the Carlsbad Brewfest. For info, visit www.oktoberbrewfest.org. Friday, October 17 will be the Chamber’s Lunch Bytes, from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Chamber office; $25/chamber members or $50/prospective members. RSVP required; lunch included. For Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate to Advanced; discover new tricks to learn Excel 2013; this class will train participants on specific Excel skills and functions, making them proficient to perform complex tasks more efficiently. On Wednesday, October 22, from 11:30m-1pm, at the Chamber will be a Seminar called “Building a Business You Can Sell.” Members $10; cash or check only accepted; RSVP required as space is limited. Speaker will be Janine Burke, Coastal Accounting & Bookkeeping. Contact the Chamber for more information on any of these events.
Vista Garden Club to Meet on Friday - The Vista Garden Club will meet on Friday, October 3, at the Vista Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, at 12noon for lunch and a short business meeting. Following will be a presentation by local Vistonian Mary McBride who will be discussing the Southern California friendly flowering bulbs and other plants. Plants from her gardens will be available for purchase at the meeting. The meeting also hosts a plant table where members and visitors may purchase plants brought in by other members, a "this n that" table with used goods for sale and an opportunity drawing which has garden related items available. Visitors are welcome. Call 760.726.8737 for more information or directions.
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2013, a caller to a San Diego hospital using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology shut down the emergency room’s phone line in an extortion attempt. For nearly 48 hours ambulance services and patients’ families calling the hospital received constant busy signals. At CSU Sacramento, an employee website was also recently compromised, opening the door to the theft of 1,800 employee Driver’s License and Social Security numbers. I am happy to report that Assembly Bill 1649, which passed both houses of the Legislature with unanimous support, was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 17. It is my hope that this legislation will provide another important tool in the fight to maintain the integrity of government computer systems, along with the wellbeing, personal privacy and security of the public they serve.
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DAR Chapter to Celebrate 85th Birthday – The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet on Saturday, October 4, at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. A buffet breakfast at 9:30am will be followed by a program and meeting. Historian and author, Susan Schnebelen Guiterrez, will share the history of the Shipley family of Carlsbad, and the chapter will celebrate its 85th birthday, having been chartered in Oceanside on October 28, 1929. DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who provided aid in some way to the patriots in America’s fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Visit the website at http://santamar-
garita.californiadar.org. MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting on Saturday, October 4th - The MiraCosta Horticulture Club will meet on October 4th, at the Aztlan Rooms of MiraCosta College. The workshop on gardening in raised beds will begin at Noon. Please bring pictures or illustrations of any raised bed plantings you have done. At 12:45 the regular meeting will begin. Teresa Penunuri will be speaking on San Diego Water Reliability: When in Drought. Teresa is a Public Affairs Supervisor for the San Diego County Water Authority, the regional water agency that provides about 70 percent of all the water used in San Diego County, supporting a $191 billion economy and the quality of life for over 3.1 million residents. She will discuss the current drought, pro-
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Kirk’s Column by Kirk Effinger
Why I am voting “Yes” on Measure H
Any reader who has followed my migration from one newspaper to the next over the past couple of years is well aware I spoke out in favor of the property rights of the investor that bought the former Escondido Country Club out of bankruptcy and ultimately made plans to develop homesites there from the beginning. In my view the logic could not be clearer. One of the founding principals of this nation is the rights of a property owner. Having said that, the investor, “Stuck In The Rough, LLC” and its principal, Michael
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Schlesinger could not have handled relations with the residents of the surrounding community more badly if he had planned it. As a result, and in no small measure because of his actions, Country Club residents in high dudgeon rose up to oppose his initial attempt in a fierce and uncompromising manner.
Whether STIR ever intended to operate the property as a golf course again (an item in dispute on both sides), there is not one piece of paper anyone has ever been able to produce that says he was obligated to, nor any guarantees the city would even allow him to.
STIR bought the property with the understanding it was zoned for residential use. Even if the initial intent was to run a golf course, nothing said it had to remain one. I feel for the property owners whose homes surround the course, and I understand their concerns over their home values. I also agree that Mr. Schlesinger could have handled things far better in the beginning than he did.
But where we are now is that the City Council made a catastrophic mistake in arbitrari-
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At age 15, he graduated as valedictorian from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. In early 1898, he took a class in writing at the Cosmopolitan University, the extent of his formal education in journalism, or any other subject. He applied in February 1899 to the Morning Herald newspaper and was hired on as a full-time reporter.
After six years at the Herald, Mencken then moved to The Evening Sun where he worked until 1948.
Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken was a journalist, essayist, editor, satirist, critic of life and culture of American as well as a scholar of American English.
Mencken became noted throughout America for his editorial opinion. He co-founded and edited The American Mercury, which developed a national circulation. In 1925, Mencken covered the Scopes "Monkey" Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, writing scathing syndicated columns mocking the anti-evolution fundamentalists, especially William Jennings Bryan. The play and movie "Inherit the Wind" is a fictionalized account of the trial.
Born in 1880, Mencken was the son of a cigar factory owner. When he was nine years old, he read Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which he later described as "the most stupendous event in my life.”
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The Curmudgeon of the American Press
Known as the "Sage of Baltimore," Mencken was one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century.
In 1926, Mencken followed with great interest the Los Angeles grand jury inquiry into the famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. She was accused of faking her kidnapping. Mencken didn’t continue his previous pattern of anti-fundamentalist articles, but came to her defense.
The Paper • Page 8 • October 02, 2014 Escondido’s Park That’s Not a Park, Owned by the Mayor’s Family By Don Greene
well-maintained, with green grass and neatly trimmed trees. The only eyesore is the large “for sale” sign that sits directly on the corner of the property. It’s a nice space that you’ve driven by a number of times. What you didn’t know is that it’s a park.
Parkland for sale in Escondido, Ca.
Budget discussions at the City of Escondido have for the last 4 years focused on a more streamlined approach to spending. The City Council has cut back on many programs and amenities, none more so than our Parks and Recreation Department. I drive past Grove Park and Washington Park and admire that the city has set aside outdoor space for its residents. The question always comes to mind as to why would we want to cheapen these areas or outright sell them off? Why wouldn’t we want to preserve these spaces for the residents to enjoy? Of course, with budget cuts, the city is having a hard time maintaining the programming at our city parks. The move to make the Recreation Department as close to a “full cost recovery department” as possible, has stripped away many of the amenities that our parks offered to our residents. Many of the amenities at our local parks have fallen into disrepair and there doesn’t seem to be money in the budget to fix these problems. With limited amenities, our parks are not being used by residents.
There have been proposals such as the Water Park and the BMX Track slotted for Kit Carson Park. These projects would have been, presumably, a public/private partnership that would have brought more revenue and more visitors to the city. Opponents of these measures argued that we would lose valuable green space. But our parks are not the only source of green space in the city.
In the past, city residents have banded together to create nice green spaces through the city’s Adopt-A-Lot program. This program allows residents of a neighborhood to create and maintain a green space on a city-owned lot or utility easement in exchange for a waiving of fees and various regulations by the city. It is a win-win for the city and the neighborhoods. Unfortunately, this program has been taken advantage of and used to benefit those in charge. Take, for example, a plot of land that sits on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Centre City Parkway (more specifically, Pine St.) This plot of land is
Mercado Park Yes, it’s a park. The Mercado Neighborhood Park. In fact, this park has existed since January 20, 2004 and has been a well-kept secret in Escondido since its dedication. It is a wellkept secret because it does not exist on the City’s list of owned properties. Looking through that list, you’ll find Grove Park, Washington Park, Jesmond Dene Park, even Kit Carson Park. But no Mercado Neighborhood Park. So then, how can it be a park? It meets the minimum qualifications of a park – it’s a green space with trees – and the city maintains the lot. We pay for watering and upkeep, and have for over 10 years. As far as upkeep goes, the company that does the landscaping for this property is Executive Landscaping, the same company that contracts with the city to do most, if not all, of its landscaping.
If this is a park, why isn’t there a sign you ask. Oh, there is. Attached to a very inconspicuous boulder is a plaque that reads, “The Abed Family, in collaboration with the Mercado Business Association and the City of Escondido have sponsored this Mercado Neighborhood Park. Dedicated January 20, 2004.”
It seems that the Abed family has graciously “sponsored” this plot of land for the city to create a park. Or have they? The land is not listed on the City’s owned properties list. And, there is a rather large for sale sign on the corner. How is it that the lot can be for sale if it’s a park? The answer is: It’s not a park. It’s actually an Adopt-A-Lot. It seems that instead of the Abed family adopting this piece of property, the city has adopted it. This is exactly opposite of what the Adopt-a-Lot program is designed to do and it’s a way for the taxpayers of Escondido to pay to maintain Mayor Sam
Abed’s brother’s property.
For 10 years the residents of Escondido have paid the bill for the watering, cutting and fertilizing of the grass; we’ve paid for people to empty the trash can on the property and all that time we didn’t realize it was happening.
It’s hard to estimate how much the city has been paying for the maintenance of this piece of property. There is a similarly sized piece of land that is located a block away (the triangular shaped property at the corner of Quince and 2nd, where 2nd and Valley Pkwy split) that has a budgeted amount of approximately $4,100 (City of Escondido 2013-2014 Budget, page 90). We can use this amount and calculate that the Abed family has been subsidized close to $41,000, over the last 10 years, by the taxpayers of Escondido.
It seems that this item of open and transparent government has eluded the Mayor and his full disclosure to the public. According to the Community Services Department, this is the first Adopt-a-Lot in the city and it is the only lot that the city does not own. And, this is one of the two existing lots where the city provides the water. The other lot is Heritage Garden (on the corner of Juniper and East Grand) and the city owns that piece of property, so the fact that they provide water is not out of line. In an email to Mayor Abed, we asked for explanation and comment. The Mayor responded, “The city has leased the property from my brother under the Adopt a lot program to be used by the community. You may contact the city for more information.”
No one else, it seems, is able to benefit from this arrangement. The Adopt a Lot program is concentrating on city-owned property that has at least 3 sponsoring groups, one of them being the city. This is the only case where a privately owned piece of property is being maintained by the city. And it doesn’t seem coincidental to us that the property is in the Abed Family. To be fair, according to tax records, it appears that property taxes are being paid for this parcel by the owner, Mayor Abed’s brother. And he’s not complaining. Since he doesn’t have to pay to maintain the property, Mayor Abed’s brother is presumably in no hurry to sell off the parcel because there are no upkeep costs. And when he does potentially sell it, the Mercado Neighborhood Association is out of a park. Then again, the Association may not miss the park since they probably don’t know that it’s there.
So when is a park not a park? When the property is owned by the Abed family. (Reprinted by permission of La Escondido AllianceAlianza Escondido/and the author)
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jections on supply and local supply development. We all are involved in this topic whether we want to be or not. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 760.721.3281.
Last Chance to Catch the San Marcos ArtWalk This Year – October 5th will mark the close of this year’s seasonal event, known as ArtWalk. Visit Old California Restaurant Row on Sunday, October 5th from 10am to 2pm, to see the range of works by ArtWalk artists from throughout San Diego. In addition, enjoy the fresh produce in the Farmers Market and the high-energy Car Show. This event is free and open to the public. Special offers on dining and entertainment will be available for a variety of businesses at Restaurant Row, 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. Contact Raziah Roushan at 760.518.8578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Woman’s Club of Vista to Meet – On Wednesday, October 8, at 10:30am, the Woman’s Club of Vista will meet at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The luncheon speaker will be Reggie Mattox, vice-president of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC), who will discuss programs, partnerships, and advancement areas. Call Fran Jensen at 760.414.1423. All are welcome. Visit the website for more info; www.womansclubofvista.org.
Artists Wanted for Women’s Club Fundraiser - Ponte Vineyards is hosting an Art in the Vineyards event as a fundraiser for Rancho Damacitas. It features children’s artwork on display and for sale as well as other artists. There is food and wine, and both silent and live auctions. This year the event is on October 9th from 6-9pm. There is no booth fee but artists are asked if they would participate by donating 25% of their sales back to Rancho. The Temecula Valley Woman’s Club supports Rancho Damacitas, a residential foster home in wine country that houses 36 youth in cottages of 6 children per home with foster parents in a family environment. These kids have experienced neglect and abuse and as a result have special needs to prepare them to be productive members of our society in the future. The loving homes and special therapy has proven successful. For information about the Art Festival, contact Carol Rosingana, 2nd Vice President, Temecula Valley Woman’s Club, at 951.587.9180 or email@example.com. Check it out at www.tvwc.comPreview. Check Out the Fall Lineup at the Center for the Arts, Escondido – Starting Friday, October 10, the lineup will be La Santa Cecilia; Sunday, October 19th will be Sirena Huang. On Friday, October 31st will be Jake Shimabukuro. Saturday, November 15 will bring in Pilobolus, and Sunday, November 23rd will be Paul Galbraith. Friday, December 5th will be the Mariachi Sol De Mexico; a Merri-Achi Christmas. Then Sunday, December 7th will be Pink Martini. Merle Haggard will be on board Wednesday, December 10th. Christmas with Lunasa will be there on Wednesday, December 17th. And the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show will be on Tuesday, December 23rd. For information and tickets, call the Box Office at 800.988.4253. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido.
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‘Tom Morrow’ Cont. from Page 7
In 1930, Mencken married German-American Sara Haardt, a professor of English and 18 years his junior. The union was notable because Mencken once called marriage "… the end of hope.” He justified his marriage by saying, "The Holy Spirit informed and inspired me. Like all other infidels, I am superstitious and always follow hunches … this one seemed to be a superb one." But after five years, his wife developed tuberculosis and died leaving Mencken griefstricken.
During the Great Depression, Mencken did not support President Roosevelt which cost him much popularity. He also had strong reservations regarding U.S. participation in World War II, though he considered Adolf Hitler and the Nazis "ignorant thugs.” Mencken suffered a stroke in 1948, leaving him fully conscious but nearly unable to read or write, and able to speak only with difficulty. During the last year of his life, his friend and biographer William Manchester read to him daily. Mencken died Jan. 29, 1956, buried in Baltimore. An example of Mencken’s controversial-style of editorializing can be found in a July 26, 1920, edition of The Baltimore Sun:
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
Though it isn’t on his tombstone, Mencken wrote his own epitaph: “If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.”
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ly—and in my view illegally-declaring the property open space, which prompted a lawsuit alleging the action was a regulatory “taking” rendering his property virtually of no value. That lawsuit has already cost Escondido—us-$300,000 in legal fees paid to outside attorneys and in the very likely event the city loses, could put taxpayers at risk for tens of thousands of dollars in compensatory damages. It also means that while wending its way through the courts, the property lies fallow, with temporary fencing all around it and clearly not a valueenhancing asset.
In an effort to forge a compromise, Schlesinger and his team tried to meet with residents. ECCHO leaders refused and for reasons I can only guess at, individual homeowners have been reluctant to talk with them. Out of frustration, the team drafted their own Specific Plan proposal for the site and decided to present it to voters— Measure H. Is it perfect? No. Is it pretty good? Yes. Could it be made better? Well, it could have been, if residents had been willing to accept something rather than saying, “No building, period.” “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” ~Confucius
As the only compromise offered, Measure H offers the best hope for all of Escondido.
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‘Profile of Sam Abed’ Cont. from Page 5
their then-Chief, and denigrating another city employee . . . yet when these emails surfaced after Maher reported them to Clay Phillips, he was placed on leave, not the two senior officers. Why? This is a personnel issue so I cannot get into the specifics. Suffice to say we hold our department heads to high standards and for various reasons, Clay decided Maher was to be held accountable. Beyond that, I cannot comment because it is a personnel matter.
But Maher has filed a lawsuit against the city for not paying him the $75,000 instalment on his severance agreement as agreed. If and when this goes to trial, those depositions will be a matter of public record . . . and the full story will come out then. That’s fine. If the court orders the depositions to be made public, that’s one thing. But I can’t comment prior to that on a personnel issue.
There are critics who say the lawsuit will never get to court; that the city, not wanting the details made public via deposition or other means, will settle the matter. It may settle. I can’t say. I don’t know. How will you improve or alter the budget process for this coming year? The budget process isn’t the issue. It works fine. It’s a question of budget spending. Where to cut, where not to cut.
You’ve been a strong supporter of another issue coming up in November; the question of Escondido becoming a Charter City. There is some strong opposition to the charter, as written: We’ve had plenty of discussion on this issue – 4-5 workshops, where public input was invited. We want to see our city able to control the prevailing wage issue . . . even if the courts rule against us we have about $150 million in local contracts, not subject to state or federal oversight, where we could save about 20% by using local labor at negotiated contract fees. This represents a savings of about $30 million by not having to pay prevailing wages; there are unions from San Francisco opposing the charter city concept. We want home rule and the ability to NOT pay prevailing wages, where permitted. We don’t want the unions to control our city. If you could turn back the
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‘Profile of Olga Diaz’ Cont. from Page 4
to Escondido? We first have to establish a good foundation. We have to ensure water quality . .by expanding the Lake Wohlford dam; the storm water permitting needs to move along so we can continue to progress in that area; we need to create a good business environment by doing it, not just saying it.
What will be the very first thing you do if/when you take office as Mayor? I will create transparency standards. Right now we are said to be transparent. We aren’t. The public has difficulty getting information from the city that should be given routinely; the public has difficulty with access to council members. We are stuck upstairs, behind closed doors. I would prefer the council offices be on the ground floor, be more visible, and an open door policy for all councilmembers with regular office hours when they could meet with their constituents. I would like to see all public notices on-line. I would like to see our personal calendars made public so anyone can see who we met with and when. I have difficulty at present with getting ideas like this advanced because the current Mayor says we have to have at least two council members support an item being place on the agenda. When the subject came up, he promised he’d work with me to see that I would be able to get items on the agenda. I fell for it and voted for it. I regret that vote. I have, and will continue to, give tours of city halls to members of the public as well as business people. It’s all about being more open and accessible. I’m proud of our city and our city hall and enjoy showing it to interested people. What would you do to heal the divide over immigration and other racial issues? I would not create other issues. Instead, I would continue to support the arts would try to bring the community together and show them the music and food of the Latinos - we did this very successfully by bringing a Latino music festival to the Center for the Arts and it was wonderfully well received and attended. I would continue to visit schools, and to give tours of city hall.
Some of your critics see you as a single issue candidate and that focuses on immigration issues; particularly your support for illegal immigrants. How do you respond? I care about all
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The Paper • Page 10 • October 02, 2014
YES and NO votes at City Council Happen for all Sorts of Reasons.
When a member of the City Council votes NO on a measure, does that mean they’re opposed to it? I know that sounds like an odd question, but let me give you some examples to consider. On a balanced budget: I must begin here by reminding everyone that the City of Escondido has ALWAYS had a balanced budget. It is required by law. So when someone says they balanced the budget, remember that happens every year.
VOTE BRUCE KRIDER for Board Member
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• Bruce Krider - 10 years serving Palomar Health • Our new hospital, one of the five most technologically advanced hospitals in the world brought to fruition by Bruce and the current trustees. • The Mayo Clinic has affiliated with Palomar, thanks to the efforts of Bruce and the current board.
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Mayor Abed is proud of the years he voted against the City’s Operating Budget, even though they were balanced budgets. His complaint? They were balanced using reserves the City had accumulated for difficult times but he felt they shouldn’t be spent. He wanted there to be more cuts to services rather than spend reserves. So when he voted NO on those budgets does that mean he was voting against public safety, maintenance of roads, parks, recreation, libraries — all the services paid for by the budget? I would say NO. I bring this up because the Mayor has made a point of repeatedly saying that Deputy Mayor Diaz voted against balanced budgets. Just like the Mayor, she did so for many years. But the reason she voted NO was the opposite of his. She felt reserves should be used to retain services, rather than cut services (closing the branch library and cutting funds to recreation and community programs in 2011 is a prime example.) So if she voted NO on a budget does that mean she was voting against public safety, maintenance of roads, park, recreation, libraries — all the services paid for by the budget? I would say NO again. Reporting on votes by a Council member can provide misleading information. In 2010, Mayoral candidate and City Council member Daniels put out a campaign mailer that stated Councilman Abed
“…voted against the new Lexus dealership.” That was a surprise to me until I went back and looked at all the votes on Lexus. Yep, then Councilman Abed voted (along with Councilwoman Waldron) against the Lexus dealership because he had a problem with the signage. Do you think he would have cast that if it would have stopped the project? Doubtful. But since there were three others who would vote in favor of moving things along he was able to make that vote. Same goes with a Charter vote on May 13, 2012. Here’s how it was reported in the minutes. MOTION: Moved by Councilmember Diaz and seconded by Councilmember Morasco to direct staff to include voting districts, language to revert to an at large election if necessary and to review the City Treasurer elec-
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VOTE BRUCE KRIDER for Board Member
Palomar Pomerado Health Trustees •Past Chairman • Current Board Member
• Bruce Krider - 10 years serving Palomar Health • Our new hospital, one of the five most technologically advanced hospitals in the world brought to fruition by Bruce and the current trustees. • The Mayo Clinic has affiliated with Palomar, thanks to the efforts of Bruce and the current board.
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tion process. Ayes: Diaz and Morasco. Noes: Abed, Gallo and Waldron. Absent: None. Motion failed.
MOTION: Moved by Councilmember Diaz and seconded by Councilmember Morasco to direct staff to include voting districts, language to revert to an at large election if necessary and to review the City Treasurer election process. Ayes: Diaz, Gallo and Morasco. Noes: Abed and Waldron. Absent: None. Motion carried.
Now if you read both of these, you will see that the motions are identical. But the first time around, it loses with only two votes, while the second time it wins with three votes. Who made the switch? Councilman Gallo. Seem a little weird to you, considering the two motions were the same? Well, if you watch the video of the meeting you will
see that Mayor Abed needed to vote against it so he could say he had voted against districts which were part of the first charter. Same for Councilwoman Waldron. They both wanted that symbolic NO vote against districts. And so the Mayor looked to Councilman Gallo to change his vote. It’s arm twisting of an odd sort, but Councilman Gallo — after some private discussion with City Attorney Epp — agrees to support the motion. So Mayor Abed voted against the Charter in 2012. But then voted for it on June 13, 2012.
YES and NO votes are not cut and dried. A YES vote for the 2008/9 balanced budget meant using reserves to maintain city services. It was a 4 to 1 vote, with Councilman Abed voting NO. A YES vote for the 2009/10 balanced budget meant using reserves to main-
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NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.
The Paper • Page 12 • October 02, 2014 thing a tablet could and they could use it as a telephone too. So that is where we are today. Worldwide notebook and desktop sales are flat, Tablets sales are slowing and 2014 smart phone sales will grow by 25% over 2013 sales. 1.2 billion Smart phones will be purchased in 2014. With Android taking 80%, Apple 14%, Windows 3.5% and the rest belongs to Blackberry and others.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
For many years computer industry experts have obsessed over the impending death of the personal computer. Steve Jobs was so utterly convinced that we had entered the “post PC era” that he changed the name of his company from Apple Computer to Apple Inc. Computers were boring and passé.
By 2008 notebook PCs were outselling desktops as many user found they could do all the things they wanted to do on a notebook and have mobility too. Then tablets came along and began to erode notebook sales. Users found that the lighter, cheaper tablets could do almost anything a notebook could do. Then large screen smart phones began to bite into tablet sales. Folks found that smart phones would do every-
‘Profile of Olga Diaz’ Cont. from Page 9
issues. People who know me and follow my career on the council are well aware that I research all the issues extensively. I am concerned about the Latino community and want to see them all treated fairly and equitable but I have many other issues with which to deal. Sam likes people to agree with him. He has two other council votes so that suggests I don’t fit into their idea of a council member . . . but I’m just trying to do my job. Politics is a very illogical system. Whether Sam agrees with this or not, debate is a tool to accomplish the greater good. And opportunity to air out differences and areas of agreement and come together with the best legislation. Some critics also point to your your founding, or cofounding the Route 78 Rotary Club which is primarily Latino. They also point to your close affiliation with another candidate for City Council, Consuela Martinez. They suggest this is a strategy to have two Latinos on the council, building toward an eventual Latino power base. Your comment on
Steve Jobs thought that the emergence of tablets and smart phones would kill PCs. That simply has not happened. While the cheaper mobile devices are used instead of PCs in developing countries, in developed economies like Western Europe, North America and Canada this has not happened. 2014 desktop and laptop sales are running 7% ahead of 2013 sales in the USA. Smart phones and tablets have flourished in mobile applications but have largely not replaced PCs in business and home applications in America.
It’s obvious that businesses are not going to use tablets and smart phones to print invoices, fill out forms, design widgets and perform other business tasks that don’t run effectively on underpowered tablets or the small screens of smart phones. Home users have also been reluctant to give up the power and convenience of the home desktop or notebook PC to suffer with chicken grease smeared touch screens.
Another factor keeping PCs in home use is the dramatic rise in the number of senior citizens accessing the internet. While the over 65 bunch still lags every other age group in the percentage of Internet user (just under 60%), the percentage of those over 65 using the internet has grown from
20% in 2005 to nearly 60% in 2014. That makes seniors the fastest growing Internet users by age group.
So while most PC companies are smiling these days, Steve Jobs was right about his own company. Apple PCs sales have been in decline. Apple PC users are typically fairly lightweight users and more easily switched to tablets and smart phones. Apple has also been reluctant to increase the size of their phone screens because a big screen smart phone would directly compete with their own iPad sales. Sure glad we don’t sell Apples.
This has been particularly true for our (The Computer Factory) customer base, small businesses and mature (over 40) home users. These are two groups of users who do not like change. Businesses don’t like change because it costs them money, mature users don’t like change unless they see some benefit from it. While many of these users employ smart phones and/or tablets in mobile applications, these devices can’t replace the functions of their PCs.
both? Jose Comforte and I were both asked by some Rotary officials form the Route 78 Rotary Club, largely for the benefit of the Latino demographic. We schedule those meetings on Saturdays because many Latinos are unable to attend Rotary meetings during the week. It is 75% Latino in memberhip and our goal is to assimilate the club and its members into the community. As to Consuelo, we have been friends for years and she has proven herself as a leader. She resigned her job with the ACLU in order to run for the council seat. I would be proud to serve with her and support her candidacy.
Why do you want The Paper to endorse you? Well, I would be honored to have The Paper’s endorsement. I think I have earned it over the past six years. You endorsed me during my last run for council so it appears you appreciate my work ethic and voting record. I would hope that carries over to an endorsement for the
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Democratic Club to Feature Dr. Farouk Al-Nasser Speaking on ISIS/Middle East Crisis – The October meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will feature Dr. Farouk Al-Nasser, speaking on “ISIS and the Middle East Crisis.” The meeting will be on Saturday, October 11, at 11am (social time at 10:30am). In addition, local candidates have been invited, and will address the club. Dr. Seena Trigas will be there to explain the contents and pros and cons of the proposals on the ballot. The meeting will be held at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. Visit the website at http://www.lsmdem.org for directions, call 760.744.9233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie Dumanis to Speak at Brandeis Meeting – On Tuesday, October 14, at 12:30pm, Bonnie Dumanis, District Attorney, will speak and take questions at the Brandeis National Committee’s Rancho Bernardo Chapter meeting, which will take place at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road. Cost is $12/person and refreshments will be served. For additional information and to RSVP, call Gerri at 858.674.0838. All proceeds will benefit Sustaining the Mind: Scientific Research and Scholarship Fund of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. African Violet Society Meeting Announced – The San Diego North County African Violet Society will meet on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:30am-11:30am, at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista. The program will be a video of “The basics of propagating and cultivating African Violets.” The Culture Class
will be “How to mail a plant to a friend.” The club will furnish tea and coffee; bring your own lunch. For additional info, contact Pauline at 760.433.4641 or email email@example.com.
Mike Slater to Speak at Happy Hour Politics Meeting – Happy Hour Politics (HHP) will meet on Thursday, October 16th, from 5:307:30pm at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr., Carlsbad. There is a $15/cash cover charge (includes appetizers). Drinks are available for purchase. Mike Slater will be the guest speaker at the meeting. Mike, AM760 KFMB radio talk show host, is a true believer in Capitalism and the Constitution. His show is on weekdays from 9am to 12noon. Learn more about him, his thoughts on San Diego and the state of California, and how he feels the 2014 elections will play out. For more information, contact Coordinator Melanie at 307.690.7814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check Facebook for Happy Hour Politics, or Twitter @hhpcbad. RSVP for the meeting by October 9th. HHP is a satellite club of Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF).
SMAC Chicken Parade Coming to a Close – The Chicken Parade festivities of the San Marcos Arts Council will come to a grand finale at the Historical Society’s great hall in Walnut Grove Park at two events – the Horse Heritage Festival on October 19, from 10am – 3pm; and the S.M. Chamber Mixer on October 23, from 5:30-7:30pm. A silent auction for the chickens will open at the Horse Festival. Later that week at the Chamber Mixer, the San Marcos Arts Council will close the auction and announce winning bidders, along
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‘Profile of Sam Abed’ Cont. from Page 9
clock, what would you do differently with respect to your actions on budget items that drew a lot of attention? There’s no major activity where I think we did anything wrong. We hear some criticism from social media folks but they represent a very small, but vocal, minority of the electorate.
We plan on expanding the E. Valley Parkway library to focus on technology and education, not a social gathering site but a place to learn. We also plan on working, as we have been championing for some time, the building of a new state-of-the-art library . . . at our existing library location, but greatly expanded via remodeling. Education is important to me . . . such a library would do wonders toward helping to educate our community. We have been the champion for the city’s antigraffiti campaign and even my strongest critics acknowledge this has been a good thing.
Recently, an article appeared in the local Allianz/Alliance newspaper, written by Don Greene, that questioned the “Adopta-Lot” program wherein your brother has a parcel of land that has been landscaped and maintained by the city of Escondido at an estimated cost of $41,000 over the past 10 years. Your comment? It’s a nonissue. Pat Mues and Don Greene love to write anything that will reflect badly on me but this is silly. The Adopt-aLot program started in 2003, before I was Mayor. The Mercado came to the city requesting my brother to participate and use his land as a ‘mini-park.’ I have no involvement in this whatsoever. It is an issue between him and city but I see nothing at all wrong with it.
Measure H will be voted on in November. You have not taken a position on it. Why? It is a measure that I believe the voters should decide. By taking a neutral stance I am in a position to possible help broker a win-win deal for the voters, the city, and the developer, should the measure fail. I believe I have and will retain the respect of the voters, the developer, and the city staff when it comes to trying to resolve something that goes beyond a land use issue. If the measure fails, I’ll be happy to meet with ECCHO, the developer, and the city, to help in whatever way I’m able.
Why do you want The Paper to endorse you? Because I’ve earned it! When you look at all I’ve accom-
plished over the past four years, the improvement of the finances, helping to earn a bond rating of AA, championing the anti-graffiti campaign, earning a consistent consensus of my council colleagues on almost all votes, helping attract new businesses to Escondido, working on the development of the Industrial Park . . . I want to continue these efforts and help Escondido to continue to grow its economy, its’ job opportunities, and its comfortable way of life.
The Sometimes Wacky World of Health Insurance
Fella by the name of Dan Anaya was one of the first business people to call me and welcome me as the new owner of the former San Marcos News Reporter when we purchased it 15 years ago.
Sounds like you have a new set of dragons to slay ever day.
“Bond, Just Bond” is Theme of Oceanside Music Fest – From October 11th through October 26th, the 13th Annual Music Festival (OMFest) offers concerts this year with a variety of music genre, showcasing both student and professional musicians from throughout Southern California. The series opens with “Bond, Just Bond” Reception and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) Scholarship Gala, from 6pm8:30pm, on Saturday, October 11th at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. The theme is based on the beloved characters from the “007” movies. Attendees will be treated to a Casino Royale Cocktail Hour with an assortment of gourmet foods and wines from local establishments, as well as music. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Bond or Bond girl, and prizes will be presented for the best and most creative costumes. Also, the OCAF 2014 Honoree Mr. Mark Phelps will be presented with an award. He is the long-time director of instrumental music at Oceanside High, and an extraordinary musician in his own right.
We’ve been good friends ever since.
The festival will conclude with “Succulent Jazz” from 3 to 5pm, Sunday, October 26th, sponsored by and held at Apotheque Spa, 322 N Cleveland St, Oceanside, as this will be the perfect way to end the series of events: an afternoon jazz/blues concert featuring Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind, outdoors in the Apotheque Gardens, with a lovely sea breeze. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Ticket prices vary for the events. The full schedule, prices, tickets, and more information is available at http://www.ocaf.info/, F a c e b o o k www.facebook.com/OMFest, call 760.433.3632, or email
We asked why there were so many problems.
Then on Sunday, October 12, the “Global Spirit” concern will be from 2-4pm, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 609 Pier View Way, Oceanside. This musical event will offer liturgical dancers and choral groups. The festival will continue with “Give Me That Old Time Religion” concert from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 19th, at the historic 1st Christian Church, 204 S. Freeman, Oceanside. Through The Storm Gospel Chorus and Calvary Christian Youth Chorus will be featured with a special opening act.
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That’s where we come in. We follow up on behalf of our clients. If we don’t have a response within ten days we jump in and find out where the application is in the process. There’s just nobody responsible for follow-up. Except us.
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with photo contest and scavenger hunt winners, chicken artist awards, and recognize all the business support throughout the summer. For more details, visit http://sanmarcosartscouncil.com/chickenparade/.
in Covered California that alerts them to a mismatch - or any other problems, once they’ve been submitted.
We changed the name to The Paper and Dan has kept track of me just as I’ve kept track of him. Over lunch recently, Dan told me how busy he and his staff have been dealing with health insurance for his existing as well as new clients.
“It’s gotta be frustrating to someone not used to dealing with the new health insurance procedures,” he said. “Fortunately, we have a staff that is well trained in follow-up and this is critically important because all too often many agents will simply refer the client to an 800 number. The client may have to wait for up to two and half hours before he reaches someone. On a best case basis you sometimes have to wait a great many minutes before contact.
Our clients don’t have to go through that. If they contact us we can help them determine which plan is best for them, based on income and family size. Once that is decided we know the premium assessment. We can help the client file the application electronically . . . and here’s the important part . . . we follow up on the application. All too often the appllication gets lost whether via electronically or regular mail. “What is supposed to happen is Covered California gets the application and reviews it. They prepare a preliminary underwriting. Sometimes they require additional information such as proof of income or proof of citizenship. When they are satisfied with all the preliminary underwriting procedures they will send it on to the insurance company.
All too often, due to electronic transmission problems, the insurance company does not match up with the Covered California application submitted on behalf of the client. There is no follow-up system with-
Yep. Sometimes it seems wacky . . . what we do. Most agencies don’t bother with it. We take a different attitude. Our clients rely on us . . . on our experience, and on our reputation for cutting through red tape and getting the job done. We’ve had cases where we’d call the insurance company to find out the status on a client only to find the insurance company had no file on the client. Since nobody was responsible for follow-up the application just got lost in the system.
We go in for our client and dig out the file . . or, if necesary, arrange for a resubmittal. We ride herd on it till we get some action. Not very many agencies do that.
What makes you so different from other insurance agencies?
Because we are so familiar with this system, with the companies, and, sometimes, San Diego County, we can help avoid these traffic jams. We are accountable. You have a problem? Let us know about it and we’ll tackle it.
We are accountable. It’s important an agent follows a client’s paperwork. That’s built into our DNA. We only know one way to do business and that is to look after the client’s interest on issues that often appear complex and frustrating to someone outside “the system.” Sometimes, for example, the county, which has access to the Covered California system, will make changes to the application based on their information, which may be incorrect or not current . . . worse, the county does this without telling the client. If you don’t know about the problem, you can’t fix it. We jump in, find out what the problem is, and make sure the information and premium assessment is accurate.” Dan has been trying to retire for years. But it’s hard to get him out of the habit of coming into the office.
“I love this business,” he says. “It’s been my life for so many years that I’d miss it if I weren’t around to solve problems. I’m good at it. My staff is good at it . . . and we all take great pleasure in solving insurance problems and making life easier for our clients. It may sound nutty . . . but I and my staff really enjoy this business. We enjoy solving problems. And we’re good at it. If you enjoy something, it’s not work. I’ll retire someday. Maybe.”
If you want to keep Dan Anaya busy and keep him from retiring, give his office a call at
The Paper • Page 14 • October 02, 2014 Saucering: Does Anyone Still Do It?
I remember as a young lad, about a hundred years or so ago, that my grandma Tollefson and many of my aunts and uncles in Minnesota, and some in Nebraska, would "saucer" their coffee. You'd pour a cup of hot coffee then tilt your cup and let coffee run into your saucer, presumably to cool. Then you would sip it from your saucer.
Haven't heard or seen of that practice for years. I suspect this was a midwestern thing, perhaps brought over from the Scandinavian or Germanic countries. Don't recall ever seeing it in California. Anyone familiar with this practice? And is it still done? In Minnesota? Nebraska? California? lyle e davis
(I must have struck a chord. Here are: Responses
Dere Mr. Davis,
Coffee ain't the onley thing that old-timers sausered and it has been the cause of many a social fox pass. When I was a boy growin up about twelve miles outside of Gnarled Knob, Kentucky, my Grandma insisted on serving soups to her family and guests boiling hot. I mean there was still
bubbles coming up frum it. We all kinda forgave her cause she had been kicked in the head by a Holstein milkin cow a few years earlier and got the crazy ideas about the same time. But we'd have to sauser our soups when she served them to us because her other crazy thing was she'd tell everyone to dig in right now and if you dint she'd take the stove poker to your haid. So one day she invited the nice young preacher over for Sunday dinner and she fixed chili, which is kinda hard to sauser if you get my drift and when I tried to slurp some of mine out of the sauser a big peece of scalding hamburger rolled into my nose and I dumped the hole boiling sauser into my sister's lap.She let out a scream like a bobcat and jumped straight up so fast she broke the safety pins on her brassiere and her boobs busted through her blouse and then my Daddy jumped up and leaned across the table trying to cover her with his napkin and when he did that he caught the buttons frum his bib overalls on the edge of the table and they ripped off and his pee-pee come aflyin out and it drug through the mashed taters when Daddy leaned over. Momma passed out, Grandma retched for the stove poker to kill the "snake" that had got into her kitchen and years later my sister rote me a letter saying that no matter how hard she coaxed him the preacher didnt want no mashed taters that day. But I started laughing so hard I couldn't stop and Daddy came around the table at me with Grandma hot on his heels with her stove poker whacking at the "snake" so I runned out the door
The Doctor is In!
Airway Centric, You and Your Dentist
Airway Centric (AC) is the “new” philosophy in treating your overall health and wellness today. Your airway and how it affects how restful your sleep and breathing is the MOST IMPORTANT function of your body. Your ideal mental and physical performance depends on an open airway, clear nasal breathing and restorative sleep. Your dentist is the primary health care provider who can detect and initiate treatment for compromises in your health due to breakdowns in your ability to deliver fresh supplies of oxygen to your body. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a uniquely human disease! As humans evolved to an upright posture, the forebrain grew with the freeing
of our hands for manipulation of our environment, but our facial framework retreated and the nasal airway became diminished in size and function. This is why humans do not have the ability to smell as well as other mammals. You’ll notice that even our cousins, the primates, have much longer snouts than our own (my staff says I’m the exception!). This shortening increased airway resistance, and mouth breathing was born. This has led to lowering of our ability to re-oxygenate our tired tissues when we’re sleeping and because of the compressed airway, leads to OSA as well as other sleep related disorders, especially as we get older and our tissues lose their “tone.” Thus, sleep deprivation ensues. That’s not all … in many cases jaw joint clicking and popping as well as pain can begin and intensify as well requiring special devices, oral appliances, or even surgery to correct. However, there now is a better way for some. Along with the lack of sufficient oxygenation of your tissues to repair while sleeping, oxygen deprivation (oxidative stress) leads to system failures resulting in inflammation, diabetes, obesity, decreased brain
and didn't stop runnin until I got to the first Peabody coal mine. They was hiring kids back in those days so I took a job and lived in an old bear cave until I saved up enough to move to Cinderburg on the other side of the mountain. My sister said Daddy kept his shotgun loaded day an night in case I ever come back an I never did cept to go his funeral. Grandma had already gone to her reward, big dent in her haid and all, but Momma is doing fine and living with Sis who married the nice young preacher. My advice to everone, Mr. Davis, is never slurp chili out of a sauser on account it's way too lumpy to be safe. Your friend,
Elwood P. Beauregard (aka Kent Ballard) Other memories:
Lyle; Betty and I got a bang out of this. She said she ain't makin Chili no more. (Don and Betty Holst Winscott) I remember it too. Now I only do it with scotch when I have had one too many. :-/ Good friend, Bruce Krider Kent cracks me up! Joyce Svevad Harden
My Grandma Leverenz and Burna used to do this all the time. Was with Lester today and read this to him and he remembered it also. Have not seen it by anywone in years though. Doug Leverenz (my cousin, living in Minnesota) Derived from that practice is also a North-East (and possibly elsewhere) expression that something is “all
functioning (lower IQ in developing children), cardiovascular disease, decrease of your immune system (think CANCER), and heart attacks. Early intervention is essential to prevent sleep disorders and the resultant emotional and behavioral problems, neurocognitive impairment, decreased academic performance and poor physical growth which can ensue in developing children.
That’s where the new paradigm for treatment comes in. The key is to establish good efficient nasal breathing with ideal development of your upper arch. Believe it or not, this can be done even in us baby boomers because we still have a stem cell population, albeit diminished, when we’re older. Once we’ve established this, then we bring the lower arch forward to match your upper arch, usually using an
saucered and blowed”, meaning, that something is all set and ready to go. George Lentulo, fellow Kiwanian
Gee……………I’d forgotten all about that. Used to see it in Texas in the 30’s. Don’t know that I ever saw it done in public like in a cafe, but mostly in homes. Have no idea where the practice came from or why they did it.
Forgot to mention “Blowing”. Once coffee was poured into the saucer folks would hold the saucer up to their lips and blow across the top of it to cool off the coffee. That’s where the term “Saucered and Blowed” came from. lyle, Put this in The Paper Sid Colquitt
Hell yes. Doesn't everybody. We Hoosiers do it all the time. We don't wait in lines and we don't wait til our coffee, tea or soup gets cool. The cows, chickens and hogs need feedin and they can't wait for your pea soup to cool. That's why restaurants put a saucer under your soup. At least good ones do. Paul Van Middlesworth: Lyle, My German Grandfather would slurp a saucer nearly every morning when we stayed at his cabin in the north woods in Wisconsin. Haven't seen it done in the last couple of generations. Cheers Scott Brenner (Florida):
Yes, I saw a lot of this in Texas, too, but not in many years. Brenda Jones Lyle, I very vaguely remember people drinking coffee from their saucers. Have not heard nor seen it since a very young kid. Was in Colorado, California, and North Dakota as a young kid but am not sure if it was being done in any of those places. Steve Johnson
oral appliance, and finally we’ll re-establish you ideal bite.
Airway Centric (AC) is based on extensive scientific studies and longitudinal analyses of past treatments for Sleep Apnea, Jaw Joint Dysfunctions, and Sleep Disorders. A thorough examination by a dentist or ENT doctor specially trained in these areas is the first step in treating these disorders. Once this is done you’ll be able to breathe well, achieve restful, oxygenated, restorative night’s sleep, as well as perform optimally during the day. Without it … you’ll get sicker quicker, fail to heal, and die early… and that’s a fact! Call our office at (760) 7344311 for a free examination and consultation. It may be the best call of your life!
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VOTE NO ON MEASURE H! That’s the opinion of The Paper
Would You Consider Helping Save Rescued Dogs by Fostering Them?
The Puppy Coalition Foundation rescues many dogs from regional kill shelters. These dogs are often rescued on their last day of life in these “shelters.” The recipe for providing a foster home for a rescued dog is simple:
1.) A little space for a doggie bed somewhere in your home. We will even provide a bed. 2.) Spend a little time with the dog to go out and do “their business” and get some exercise walking. We like to suggest at least 45 minutes over the course of the day. More is great.
These dogs are house-broken. 3.) Then add love. These dogs crave love because in the preceding months they have gotten little and they all yearn for close relationships with humans.
Lovey is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 2 year old, 17 pound, Beagle mix. (If her name makes you think of Gilligan’s Island…raise your paw.) Lovey loves to give love and get love. She has lived with another dog, but would be okay as the only dog in her home. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Human Society through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Lovey includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760753-6413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
The Pastor Says . . .
me with many questions. Do some people really mean they don’t deserve a paycheck, home, government benefits, children, a spouse, nice weather, a financial windfall, or any number of other good things. We could ask the same question about the misfortunes of life. When do we deserve anything or not deserve something? Is our response a false sense of humility or arrogance?
The Puppy Coalition will provide dog food and handle veterinary needs.
We will work around your schedule to show the foster dogs to those who may be interested and potential adopters.
We believe that you will find it personally rewarding helping a rescued dog to get a fresh start in a new life. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer to help save some of these wonderful animals, call Bruce at 760-612-9156. When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
Angel, an 11-year-old spayed female longhair mix, is a sweet little angel who will bring a lot of love into your life. She came to our shelter when her previous owner passed away. She’s a little sad about that, but finding another loving home will make her heart smile again. She enjoys sitting on the lap of her human friends, getting petted and brushed. She’s a very gentle cat and snuggly too, so she would do well in a home with children or just adults. Angel is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society Escondido Campus, 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. To learn more about Isabella, call (760) 888-2247.
Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Enjoying Life
Recently I was privileged to officiate a wedding in beautiful Santa Barbara. The scenery was exquisite with the ocean in the background, the accommodations were first class, and even more significant, the couple and family members were gracious and appreciative. What more could one ask? Really, nothing. All of this brought to mind a conversation I had with a friend recently. I asked him how his day was going, and he said, “It is better than I deserve.” I have had others respond in the same way. That response bothers me. I wonder if people really mean what they say without thinking. “It is more than I deserve” leaves
I would hate to think that those who invited me to do the wedding in Santa Barbara want to hear me say, “This is more than I deserve”, or a bank manager hear the teller say “This job is far better than I deserve,”or a spouse say,”You are more than I deserve.” Such statements don’t build any confidence or appreciation for what one has.
Perhaps there is a measure of guilt associated with the statement. There could be a time when people steal time, privilege, and opportunity. Some do receive more than they earn. And yet, there is legitimacy to receiving. Isn’t it much more meaningful to us, if we work hard and responsibly, to feel entitled to what we have? A true sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thanks for what we have, receive, and earn seems much more mature and sincere than, “I have much more than I deserve.” Spiritually, we can thank God for our blessings and enjoy them.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed The Grand WoofStock!
The 3rd Annual celebration of “The Grand Woofstock" is coming! This is North County's Premier Pet Festival held in Grape Day Park in Escondido, on Saturday, October 4th 2014 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This family-friendly, dog-friendly event is FREE to the public. The event will include flyball, agility contests, Escondido Police Department Canine demonstration, costume contests and over 60 vendors selling unique dogrelated products. There also
will be an “Ask a Trainer” booth for tips on how to have the best behaved dog in town. In addition to the many food options available at downtown restaurants, there also will be gourmet food trucks offering a wide-variety of delicious food.
This event is sponsored by VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Escondido and Escondido Events. For more information please visit www.thegrandwoofstock.com/ For more information about the City of Escondido, please visit www.escondido.org.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Working ages homeowners to test Smoke every alarms smoke Alarms month. Save Lives In recognition of Fire October 5- Prevention on Week, 11 is National Fire Sunday, October 5, Vista Prevention Week and this Fire Station No. 1 is hostyear’s theme is “Working ing an Open House free to Smoke Alarms Save Lives: the public. Adults can Test Yours Every Month”. learn about fire safety tips Did you know that many and kids can meet the firepeople don’t test their fighters, tour the station, smoke alarms as often as and inspect the fire they should? When there is engines and equipment. a fire, smoke spreads fast. Mercy Air will have a You need working smoke alarms to give you time to medic helicopter in the get out. Vista Fire encour- parking lot for viewing. We hope to see you there!
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tain city services. It was unanimous. A YES vote for the 2010/11 balanced budget meant using no reserves and cutting services while closing the branch library. It was a 4 to 1 vote, with Councilwoman Diaz voting NO.
I urge everyone to find out the details on a vote that is being used as criticism of a candidate. The Council meetings are online back to January of 2009 so you can always watch the discussion and see what that vote really meant. Note: This is a reprint from the September 29th edition of Escondido2014.com - a blog written by Pat Mues, a local woman who follows the political scene closely and comments on same. her blog
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond “Because I Care” Community Resource Fair
Residents, students and visitors can look forward to attending the “Because I Care” Community Fair on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 2 pm in San Marcos. The day features two free events at neighboring locations — the annual San Marcos Fire Department Open House, Fire Station #1, 180 West Mission Road and the Senior Center Health Fair at the Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue. The SMFD Open House held in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week will include activi-
One firefighter was injured and an estimated $1 million loss was the result of an early morning fire at an Oceanside aircraft engine repair shop last Saturday.
One Stop Aviation, Inc., an aircraft engine repair and overhaul business on South Cleveland Street just north of Oceanside Boulevard, was reported to be on fire around 2:30am.
40 firefighters arrived on scene and the building appeared to be fully engulfed. Two residents of an upstairs apart-
Directly adjacent to the SMFD Open House, Cal State San Marcos will be hosting their 10th Annual “Because I Care” Community Resource Fair at the San Marcos Senior Center. Fair activities include healthy living educational workshops, free blood pressure screening, free dental screening, “meet the pharmacist,” and local vendor booths. There will also be a kid zone, food and live music. For more event information, visit www.san-marcos.net.
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Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual California Surf Museum Gala. This event will be held at the beautiful ocean view SpringHill Suites Marriott, 110 North Myers Street in Oceanside, and guarantees an evening to remember! Food will be provided by Slice of Heaven Catering and promises to live up to it’s name. Entertainment by two San Diego Music Award nominees, Paul Cannon (song of the year) and Cody Lovaas (Best New Artist), will make the night a memorable one. The festivities begin at 4:00 pm with a silent auction, cocktails, and tasty appetizers. At 6 pm you will ascend
to the panoramic ocean view terrace where dinner, cocktails, music and the live auction will fill the evening. You can share the sunset with friends as everyone comes together to raise money for the California Surf Museum’s goal of preserving their surfing heritage. Tickets can be purchased at http://californiasurfmuseum.com/Events_c_54.html, by calling 760-721-6876 extension 0 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm, or at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Rooms are also available at the SpringHill Suites Marriott. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the roof top pool! To book a room, visit http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/sp ringhill-suites-by-marriott-sandiego-oceanside-downtown.html. Silverado Senior Living Assisted Living Center Had Three Employees Barred Facility Facing Fines
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ties for all ages like station tours, fingerprinting, firefighting demonstrations and a firefighters’ barbeque. Guests will learn about fire safety and emergency preparedness.
ment were able to escape out a rear door while firefighters were looking for them.
One adjoining business was also damaged when fire breached through an exterior wall. The majority of the contents of the business were lost in the blaze, Oceanside fire officials said. It took 47 minutes to knock the fire down, but firefighters from Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista remained on the scene for several more hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
State regulators permanently barred three employees from an Escondido assisted-living home after investigators found they improperly moved a woman out of her room to make space for a new resident. According to officials with The California Department of Social Services, they have “excluded” the three staff members of Silverado Senior Living last week, after an investigation showed they violated a resident’s personal rights by moving her and her furniture
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“The department has determined that (the workers) continued or future contact with clients or presence in any facility licensed by CDSS constitutes a threat to the health and safety of the residents in care,” regulators wrote in a Sept. 18 letter to Siverado Senior Living. Silverado has filed an appeal but the three employees remain as part of the staff. The appeal could take months.
Silverado is one of several large assisted-living companies featured in “Deadly Neglect,” the 2013 series produced by a San Diego daily newspaper, the U-T San Diego and the CHCF Center for Healthcare Reporting. The series showcased poor care at San Diego County assistedliving homes and limited oversight by regulators, including at least 27 deaths attributable
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A witness called 911 about midnight last Wednesday to report three male burglars carrying bags running away from La Fiesta Market on Richmar Avenue, according to sheriff’s officials in San Marcos. The deputies chased and caught one teenager but two accomplices who left a blood trail escaped, sheriff’s officials said. The trio had smashed a glass door and taken numerous items.
Deputies fanned out and saw a trail of blood going south across West Mission Road and the train tracks. They followed the trail to Autumn Drive and surrounded an apartment complex. About 2 a.m., a teenage boy walked out of the complex carrying a bag, who then ran toward West Mission Road, but was caught.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024633 The name of the business: Bob and Ed Johnson, Johnson Brothers, Edward Johnson, located at 442 Borden Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Robert B. Johnson 442 Borden Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/1980. /s/Robert B. Johnson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/15/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024019 The name of the business: Glory Mountain School of Ministry, GMSOM, located at 765 Sana Barbara Drive, San Marcos, CA., is hereby registered by the following: Glory Mountain International Ministries, Inc. 765 Santa Barbara Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/08/2014. /s/Mark A. Griffo, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/08/2014 9/25, 10/02 10/09 and 10/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024975 The name of the business: Swauger Property Management, located at 306N West El Norte Pkwy, #401, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Francis Taylor, Inc. 306N W. El Norte Parkway#401 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2013. /s/Ed Swauger, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023595 The name of the business: San Diego Premier Public Speaking, located at 2049 Dawn View Glen, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Brian Friesen 2049 Dawn View Glen Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/1/2014. /s/ Brian Friesen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/03/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023868 The name of the business: The Headquarters Salon & Wig Store, located at 407 Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #114, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Danielle Christine Barclay 1742 Elfin Forest Rd. #356 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Danielle Christine Barclay, Hairstylist This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/05/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025979 The name of the business: Landskeeping Garcia, located at 580 Los Vallecitos Blvd, Apt. 208, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Arturo Garcia 350 Pleasant Way #217 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/5/2010. /s/ Arturo Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/29/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026030 The name of the business: EVOD Garage, located at 1277 Pacific Oaks Place, #102, Escondido, Ca. 92029 is hereby registered by the following: Dove Affair Inc. 1119 S. Mission Road, #324 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by corporation. First day of business was n/a. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022402 The name of the business: Tucked Away Treasures, located at 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd, #72, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 is hereby registered by the following: Linda L. Thibodeau 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd. #72 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/28/2005. /s/Linda L. Thibodeau This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/20/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022589 The name of the business: Alejandro Produce Inc., Alejandro Produce, located at 2504 S. Santa Fe Ave Ste 6, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Alejandro Produce Inc. 2504 S. Santa Fe Ave Ste 6 Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/15/2011. /s/ Alejandro Silva, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/21/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023612 The name of the business: Artisan Drapery Installations, located at 637 Via Columbia, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Kenneth McArthur 637 Via Columbia Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/02/08. /s/ Kenneth P. McArthur, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/03/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023586 The name of the business: Blue Water Services, Inc. dba Spa Doctor San Diego, located at 1148 Canary Court, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Blue Water Services, Inc. 1148 Canary Court San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was July 1, 2014. /s/ Barbara Jane Coetzee, Treasurer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/21/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022118 The name of the business: Liberty Tax Service #7756, located at 601 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Tar Corp. 549 El Medio Ave. Pacific Palisades, Ca. 90272 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was July 16, 2014. /s/ Bradley Rhodes, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/18/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022310 The name of the business: Loving Heart Custodial Care, located at 1680 Sagewood Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Vanessa Stewart 1680 Sagewood Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/18/2014. /s/ Vanessa Stewart This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/19/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023231 The name of the business: AAA Elite Spa, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd. #E, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Xinshi Zheng 407 N. Chandler Ave. #A Monterey Park, CA. 91754 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Xinshi Zheng, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/28/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024117 The name of the business: The Experience - Gap Consulting Group, located at 3535-109 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Harold A. Beard, Sr. 3535-109 Linda Vista Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Harold A. Beard, Sr., Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024259 The name of the business: Speed Reflections, SpeedReflections, located at 868 Saint Nikola Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Edmond and Krisztian Kovesi 868 Saint Nikola Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Edmond Kovesi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/10/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024257 The name of the business: Truesports Car Co., located at 1213 Bartley Place, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: David H. Trueman 1213 Bartley Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/1/85. /s/ David H. Trueman, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/10/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022405 The name of the business: TT Handyman Service, located at 212 Lynmar Ln, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Travis Trotter 212 Lynmar Ln. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/1/2004. /s/ Travis Trotter, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/20/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02 and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024136 The name of the business: Fresh and Delicious, located at 158 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Eloy and Blanca A. Flores 2166 Lemon Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Blanca A. Flores, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023740 The name of the business: Private “I” Enterprises, located at 35109 Hwy 79, Ste 205, Warner Springs, Ca. 92086, is hereby registered by the following: Gerald w. Gemmell 35109 Hwy #79 Ste #205 Warner Springs, Ca. 92086 Reuben Istatia 1717 E. Busch Blvd Ste 305 Tampa, FL. 33612 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 11/18/1993. /s/Gerald Gemmell, Co-partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/04/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023931 The name of the business: FedUp Foods, located at 815 Nordahl Rd., Apt H, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Anne Hunt 815 Nordahl Rd. Apt H San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lisa Anne Hunt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/05/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023708 The name of the business: SoCal Residential Property Management and Sales, located at 1175 La Moree, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Jacob Chambers, 1175 La Moree San Marcos 92078 Daniel Dahlke 4181 Terry St., Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jacob Chambers This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/04/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025037 The name of the business: North County Media Center, located at 1130 N. Melrose Dr. #404, Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Joel Fieri 2355 Birdie St. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Joel Fieri This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/18/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024833 The name of the business: Competitive Mobile Auto Detailing Services, located at 2780 La Mirada Dr. Suite E, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Mark Louis Proscelle 11945 Sierra Rojo Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/26/09. /s/ Mark Louis Proscelle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024891 The name of the business: The Dog Haus, located at 1611 1/2 S. Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Guise Enterprises, Inc. 740 El Dorado Dr Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jason Guise, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024867 The name of the business: Pooch Pro-V, located at 1815 Cottonwood Place, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Austin Vernaci 1815 Cottonwood Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Austin Vernarci, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014
Ordinance No. 2014-1400 an ordinance of the City of San Marcos City Council approving a Specific Plan Amendment changing the name of “San Marcos Studios Specific Plan” to “Loma San Marcos Specific Plan”, Case No: SP 13-005 (P13-0060), Loma San Marcos LLC, Questhaven Pacific View LLC and La Paz Sunset, Inc. Ordinance No. 2014-1400 was introduced on September 23, 2014, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on October 14, 2014. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025782 The name of the business: A J A Consultants, located at 664 Larkspur Court, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony J. Adessa 664 Larkspur Court San Mrcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Anthony J. Adessa, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022471 The name of the business: Floor Crafters, located at 27454 Carlata Lane, Valley Center, CA. 92082, is hereby registered by the following: John Cox 27454 Carlata Lane Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/20/2014. /s/John Cox, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/20/2014 9/18, 9/25, 10/02, and 10/09/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025695 The name of the business: JK Training, located at 1203 Corte Encanto, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Joana Kezas 1203 Corte Encanto San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joana Kezas, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/25/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023556 The name of the business: Hand Therapy Rehab, located at 1417 Dolphin Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Pro Action Wellness 1417 Dolphin Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/06/2009. /s/Tanya Langis, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/03/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, and 10/16/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025548 The name of the business: Achievers Health/Fitness/Sports/Tactical, located at 1212 Olive Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Paul Merritt 1212 Olive Ave. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/24/2014. /s/Paul Merritt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025554 The name of the business: Active Knots Sports Massage and Yoga Center, located at 210 s. Juniper, Suite 110, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Elisa and Mike Cohen 684 Amys Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Elisa Cohen, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-022099 The name of the business: Alta Skateboard Wheels, located at 990 Robin Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: D.Y.O. LLC 990 Robin Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company First day of business was n/a. /s/Lincoln Veda, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/15/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 & 10/02/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024142 The name of the business: MTC Landscaping, located at 1136 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025 is hereby registered by the following: Blanca Cruz and Lorenzo Oloarte 1136 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Blanca Cruz/Lorenzo Oloarte, Owners This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2014 9/11, 9/18/ 9/24 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024008 The name of the business: PreFitKidz, located at 2461 Longstaff Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: PreFitKidz LLC 2461 Longstaff Ct. San Marcos, Ca.92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Stacy Ulrich, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/08/2014 9/11, 9/18/ 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024097 The name of the business: Mortuary Transport Services, located at 1637 E. Valley Parkway, #291, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: John Alexander Oliver 1730 Flower Street Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ John Alexander Oliver, Owner/Operator This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2014 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Equestri
Fit, located at 852 Covington Ave.,
San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby
registered by the following:
Michelle Walker Falvey
852 Covington Ave.
San Marcos, Ca. 92078
This business is conducted by an
individual. First day of business was
/s/ MIchelle Walker Falvey
County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and 10/02/2014
Bahai A Way of Life
Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe:
• all humanity was creat-
ed by one God and is part of one human race
• the purpose of life is to know and worship God,
to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward
• work performed in the
spirit of service is a form of worship
• the soul, created at the
moment of conception, is destined by God to reach
where it will continue to
progress until it attains the presence of God.
Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
Rancho Bernardo -
Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido Sandy Coleman, 760-747-0049.
San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or 1.760.432.9941 Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264
Oceanside Dick or Patty Yant 1.619.985.9977 or 1.760.433.4447
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