Volume 43- No. 41
October 10, 2013
Above right, a PO-1 biplane, circa WWI and early WWII; these were the wooden and fabric fighter-bombers flown by the Night Witches. Above left, Nadya Popova, post WWII. Lower right, part of the “Night Witch” Squadron receiving pre-flight instruction.
by Claudia Aragon
During World War II, while many American women took to the factories working as riveters, young Russian women riveted the skies with bombs and bullets, striking fear and panic into the hearts of the German Army and Air Corps.
The last of these brave women, Nadezhda “Nadya” Popova, perished to the ravages of time on July 8, 2013. She was 91 years young. Born in 1921, she came into life in a small, coalmining town in the Eastern region of the Ukraine. She had dreams of becoming a nurse or a teacher, until that fateful day when a pilot was The Paper - 760.747.7119
blown off course and landed in close proximity to her school, in an empty field. Unable to fathom what it must be like to float among the clouds, Popova rushed with her fellow classmates to see the pilot. Manned flight was still relatively new and a novelty for the children of her small town to see. Standing near his plane, the pilot, a god fallen to earth, was more like something from a dream or a fairy tale than from reality. He was rushed as though he was a rock star by the school children, as each vied for space, hoping to get close enough to touch his hands or jacket. In an instant, Popova was transformed. That pivotal
moment changed her dreams and the future course of her life forever. She now wished to fly and soar like a bird and would never be content to be a mere passenger. She had to be in control. She had to be the pilot.
Always a free spirit, she would achieve that dream, but not in the way she hoped or expected. At the age of 15, she joined a flying club without telling her parents and became a crack pilot. She is quoted as saying, “Each time I walked towards a plane, my stomach would knot up, until I became airborne and I was thrilled all over again.” In
Raskova, a famous Soviet navigator and one of the first of three Soviet women to be awarded the “Hero of the Soviet Union” medal in 1938, was busy using her sphere of influence to persuade Stalin of the need for more pilots and ground support. Stalin agreed and Raskova organized the three women flying regiments. At the tender age of 19, the moment the German invasion into Russia was announced, Popova abandoned the life she knew. Without hesitation she ran to the air-field and enlisted. She was one of the first to enlist in her regiment, demanding to become a fighter pilot. She did indeed become a pilot in the first of three Soviet Union all-female fighter pilot
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bomber squadrons. Thousands of other unsung women volunteers served not only as pilots, but as mechanics, staff personnel, navigators, bomb loaders and gunners.
Above, Nadezhda “Nadya” Popova, in camp, brushing up her hair; Nadya passed away in 2013, age 91.
Popova despised the Nazis and with good reason. Her brother Leonid, was killed by the Germans during the first month of the war. Her family home was seized by the Gestapo, who smashed out the windows and cut down all her beloved cherry trees. In August of 1942 she bore wit-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The End is Near
Morris Schwartz is dying and is on his deathbed. He is with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and his two sons. He knows the end is near so he says to them, ”Bernie, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses." "Sybil, take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza."
"Hymie, I want you to take the offices over in City Center." "Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings downtown."
The nurse is just blown away by all this. As Morris slips away, she says to the wife, "Mrs. Schwartz, your husband must have been a hardworking
ness to the cruelty of the Stukas as they bombed the multitudes of desperate refugees along the roadside, massacring innocent men, women, and children. The sword of the German air force cut a wide swath as its blade mowed down the innocent, without prejudice. Young, old, it didn’t matter, the razor’s edge was sharp and cruel.
While their male counter-parts flew newer more advanced planes, the pilots of the three women bombardier squadrons flew in bi-planes from WWI and retro-fitted crop dusters. The plywood and canvas planes created a distinctive “whooshing” sound. When referring to these women pilots, who ran most of their bombing raids against the Germans at night, the Nazis coined the phrase, “Nachthexen or Night Witches,” because of that sound. For the women of the 588th, 586th and 587th Night Bomber Regiments, it was an honor to be referred to as “Nachthexen, a Night Witch.”
Hair cropped off, wearing uni-
man to have accumulated all this property."
Sarah replies, "Property shmoperty... he has a paper route." The Salesman
Ole, the smoothest-talking Swede in the Minnesota National Guard, got called up to active duty.
Ole's first assignment was in a military induction center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI life insurance, to which they were entitled. The officer in charge soon noticed that Ole was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge. The officer decided he'd sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Ole's sales pitch. Ole stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, "If yoo haf da normal GI insurans an' yoo go to Afghanistan an'
forms and boots too large, the young women, looking more like boys, would fly 18 to 20 endless missions in a single night, creating a constant barrage of bombing, which kept the German infantry and grounded pilots from rest.
The Night Witches, would fly a total of twenty-five missions before they were rotated out of the bombing/flight schedule, in order to obtain sufficient rest. Popova stated, "Our planes were the slowest in the air force. They often came back riddled with bullets, but they kept flying."
Despite being a crack bomber pilot, Popova preferred to hold onto her femininity; she wore a beetle brooch pinned to her uniform for luck and cinched up the waist of her too-large jacket, fluffing up her hair between missions, as seen in the picture below. She also kept a nearby white silk blouse and blue silk scarf on her bunk, just in case.
In four years, the three ‘Night Witch’ bomber squads ran over 30,000 missions and dumped nearly 23,000 tons of bombs on
get yourself killed, da governmen' pays yer beneficiary $20,000. If yoo take out da supplemental insurans, vich cost yoo only t'irty dollars a mont, den da governmen' got to pay yer beneficiary $200,000!"
"Now," Ole concluded, "Vich bunch yoo tink dey gonna sen' to Afghanistan?” ••••• I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.
The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine! I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him ... but they kind of taste like peppermint. ••••• The train was quite crowded and a U.S. Marine walked the entire length looking for a seat, but the only seat left was taken by a well-dressed, middle-aged, French woman's poodle.
the invading German army. Popova was solely responsible for over 852 missions, most of which were performed at night under the cover of darkness. The female pilots were deployed to attack enemy camps and strongholds, bomb fuel and ammo dumps, bridges and concentrations of enemy soldiers, tanks and aircraft.
The women were relentless, like flies buzzing in the German soldiers’ ears, as each night plane after plane dropped its payload preventing both rest and retaliation. Like their male counterparts they participated in dogfights and cleared the way for the advancing Russian infantry, while attempting to dodge the barrage of bullets raining down on them from the anti-aircraft artillery. To quote a navigator regarding her fellow women of the 588th, Lieutenant Polina Gelman states, “Every day the girls became more courageous. To fly a combat mission is not a trip to the moon…Every attack,
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The war-weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?' The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular. 'Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.'
The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was under that dog. 'Please Ma'am. May I sit down? I'm very tired.'
She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!' This time the Marine didn't say a word; he just picked up the little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down.
The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honor. This American should be put in his place!'
An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up, 'Sir, you Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road. And now, Sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out of the window.'
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every bombing is a dance with death. In spite of this, every girl knew the danger and none ever refused to fly her mission or used a pretext to avoid participating in a bombing. Our feelings were that we were doing a simple job, just a job to save our country, to liberate it from the enemy.” Some of the women flew obsolete Polikarpov PO-2 biplanes from 1928, which were typically used in training, and could only carry two bombs at a time with a combined weight of less than a ton. This resulted in a cyclical pattern of dropping their payload and returning to be reloaded several times throughout the nightly bombing raids. There were times each pilot would fly ten to twenty bombing expeditions in a single night, flying from dusk to dawn without stopping to rest.
As their planes approached the designated target, the pilots would switch off the engines, coast over the target, let go their consignment of bombs before switching the engines on again. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, Popova would turn her aircraft over, diving full throttle, in a well choreographed dance of death through the searchlights of the German encampments, playing the part of decoy, while a second plane glided in silently behind her to safely drop its load of bombs. The role of decoy would then be changed, enabling her to drop her bombs on the sleep weary Germans soldiers.
The 588th bomber squadron was the most highly decorated of the three regiments and the name was later changed to the “46th Guards Bomber Regiment.” This squadron produced twenty-three female, Soviet heroes. It is estimated this squad flew 24,000 combat missions from May of 1942 to May of 1945. The pilots and ground crews of the 588th were relentless, working non-stop on the verge of sheer physical collapse, as they flew and worked through every kind of weather and condition. By the end of the war, most of the surviving women bomber pilots had flown almost 1,000
sorties/raids and some of them from the 583th IAP, flew an astounding 4,419 raids and participated in over 125 air battles per pilot.
She was tough and was surprised over and over again at not only her own resiliency and increased toughness during the war, but of her sister pilots
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Letters to the Editor
City of Escondido Expose’
CONGRATULATIONS! Maria Dolin and her PE2 dive bomber.
In order to have more maneuverability and to save weight, there was no radio and Popova never wore a parachute. In late 1942, she was given the task of dropping food and medical supplies to a group of Russian marines trapped on a beach called Malaya Zemlya. To the trapped marines, her plane sounded like the wings of an angel. Dodging shell fire from the Germans, she had to fly low and could hear the grateful cheers of the marines over the gunfire. Later, when she arrived back to base, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane. In 1944, Popova flew 18 sorties/raids in one night over the skies of Poland. The old planes made of canvas and wood, had open cockpits, and the women had to endure flying in the rain, snow and oppressive heat. The aircraft was so light and frail, heavy winds could flip the plane or cause maneuverability issues.
As many of her fellow pilots and friends were hit by enemy, fire Nadezhda fell witness, watching as the shrapnel shredded the wings of the planes. The worst part of the war was to lose her friends. In one raid, she was the lead pilot. The massive Messerschmitts attacked with a barrage of gunfire through the searchlights. To her left and right, she watched in horror as each tiny PO-2 was shot down, bursting into flames. She stated she never cried as much as when she returned to the base and saw the empty bunks with half written letters.
as well. These women were coping with the physical demands and strain of combat, combined with the lack of sleep, food and warmth. Several were arrested and sent to the guardhouse for chopping up unused items to burn for warmth, or exchanging items with peasants for food.
The publisher of The Paper has done a wonderful job of bringing the devious behavior of our Mayor, City Manager, and several council members to the attention of their readership in their October 3rd issue. Every registered voter in Escondido should have a copy of this revealing article, titled, “ESCONDIDO… AND ITS TROUBLES.” On July 1st, I attended a meeting in Mayor Abed’s office to express my concern about the way Chief Maher was given a “forced retirement.”
The mayor offered several versions of the Chief’s termination. He told us about a survey conducted by the police officers’ association that resulted in Chief Maher receiving a vote of “No Confidence.” (Editor: President Michael Garcia of the EPOA claims that not only did such a vote/survey never happen, it was never even discussed within the organization.) During this meeting I questioned Mayor Abed’s honesty.
Natalya Mecklin, Order of “Hero of the Soviet”
During the bombing of Berlin, at the height of the war, the allied casualties were so extreme they ceased their bombing raids, that is, except for one squadron of female Russian Bombers. Despite the danger, they continued their assault on Berlin until every single woman perished. Thousands of female pilots received well deserved orders and medals for service, bravery and heroism, and twenty-nine women were awarded the title
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Prior to this meeting, I wrote a letter that was published in the Union Tribune declaring that I could not support him as a political candidate. I also provided him with two personal letters outlining similar information. During the faceto-face meeting I repeated my feelings about his re-election efforts.
Several weeks later I learned that my wife and I were on Mayor Abed’s list of political supporters. We were never asked if we could be included on this list. Several others were also on the list without their permission and against their preferences. This incident, coupled with the honesty issues outlined above demonstrates a level of deviousness that should never be practiced by a political leader. /s/Orv Hale Escondido, CA.
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EPD to Combat Roadway deaths and injuries with DUI Checkpoints
Thanks to a grant of $106,000 awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Escondido Police Department will activate another year-long program aimed at improving traffic safety and the quality of life. While traffic deaths from all causes declined by nearly 39 percent between 2006 and 2010 in California, but rose by 2.6 percent in 2011. State and federal officials anticipate that figures will show another rise for 2012. DUI deaths remain the largest sector, at nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities. Recent trends show increases in two new categories – distracted driving and drugimpaired driving.
Activities that the grant will fund include: • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). • DUI Saturation Patrols • Motorcycle safety enforcement • Distracted driving enforcement • Speed, red light and stop sign enforcement
• Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-ofthe-worst DUI offenders
In addition, the department received another new traffic safety grant, this one for $184,000 for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on Escondido roadways. This second grant is designed to support the special DUI Checkpoint policy which assists in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community. These actions will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drunk and drugged driving is among America’s deadliest crimes. Collisions involving alcohol have been shown to be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. Checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent and are supported by nearly 90 percent of California drivers, according to
I get up, get dressed and begin my day.
Oh . . . just for clarity. I'm referring to Cindy, my pug pup . . . not evelyn. ••••• Speaking of evelyn, we’re kinda proud of her.
Man About Town
I feel the bed shake.
I open my eyes and there, I see two of the prettiest brown eyes you ever did see. She was respectful of my sleep but anxious to play. When she saw my eyes were open she began to wag her tail furiously. "Well, hello there!" I sez, and reach out and pull her into my arms. I caress her and talk to her and rub her tummy (she loves to have her tummy rubbed). After about five minutes of joyful play I ask her . . . "you ready to get up?" She promptly jumps out of bed and heads for the kitchen.
Long time pal, Larry Rhinehart, invited Evelyn to speak to the Escondido Host Lions Club this past Thursday evening and Evelyn did a superb job of not only explaining “The Social Butterfly,” her popular column, but gave a narrative of how to build a weekly newspaper from scratch, which is pretty much what we’ve done over the past 14 plus years. She gone and went and done mighty good, that gal did! ••••• Remember back when the corner druggist was your pal? You’d stop in at the drug store, he’d greet you by name, pass the time of day, fill your prescriptions, and bid you a good day? Bingo!
That era has returned!
That’s the kind of welcome and atmosphere you’ll find at Pharmacy & DME, located at 909 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Their motto pretty much sums it up:
the Office of Traffic Safety.
San Marcos DMV Office Under Discussion
The Department of Motor Vehicles hopes to set up a new office near Hiway 78 on Rancho Santa Fe Road. It awaits the outcome of this week’s San Marcos Planning Commission meeting, then a referral to the San Marcos City Council. if approved, the new office would replace the DMV office that closed in Escondido in May because of lease and parking problems.
DMV officials say the Rancho Santa Fe Road office, which is expected to open early next year, will be a temporary solution and that they plan to open a much larger office elsewhere in San Marcos in fall 2015. Traffic and parking are of concern when a DMV office moves in. Also of concern is the probable need, and attendant expense of setting up new turn lanes and a median strip, for an office that will only be at this location for a short time. Nearby mobile home park owners are expected to raise these and other issues. Large Brewery and
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Here, you are family
Nami Taghipour, the owner, has taken on a new partner, his cousin, Reza Safarpour. Reza is on the left, Nami on the right.
Give them a call at 760.480.1082, or better yet, stop by and visit them. Get acquainted. You’ll have made friends for life. ••••• Paging Clip Helps, Paging Clip Helps!
A month or so ago a reader of The Paper, Terry Keane, made an inquiry about KOWN, the Escondido radio station The Man About Town used to manage. We contacted the former owner, Alan Skuba, who remains a close friend to this day, and he sent along a number of photos of the old studios and personnel. The idea began to grow like Topsy and, soon, we’ll be presenting a retrospective look at KOWN and it’s staffers. Clip Helps was our Program Director during that era. We
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Wow! Wow! Wow!
These are the times I love The Fourth Estate.
Well written. You said it all. I mean all! /s/ Kris Murphy Hayden, Alabama
Editor’s Note: Kris Murphy is a former Escondido City Councilmember, now living in Alabama with his Emergency Room Physician/wife Monica Williams Murphy, and their children. More on Escondido:
WOW! This renews my faith in the 4th Estate. Thumbs Up, Well done. Let's see what happens now. /s/ Sid Colquitt Escondido, CA.
And More . . .
Thank you for a great article. Yes, something’s rotten in the fiefdom of Escondido and until
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had his phone number but he has moved and we no longer have it. If Clip is reading this, give us a call at 760.747.7119. If you know Clip and/or know how to get in touch with him, let us know how to reach him or have him contact us at the above number.
Clip not only was our Program Director but also broadcast all the football games aired on KOWN; he also refereed a lot of baseball games . . . we often wondered when in the devil Clip slept. He was in the studios at about 5am, preparing to go on the air at 6am and would often finish ball games at 11pm.
I reckon the Clipper has lots of stories to tell about the ‘old” KOWN. ••••• A lot of us are already gearing up for the big Escondido Street Faire on Sunday, October 20th. This is an event that’s been here since 1989 and offers live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children's rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido.
Evelyn and I and our fellow Kiwanians will be manning a booth for the Hidden Valley
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Kiwanis Club of Escondido; expect a lot of other civic and service club organizations as well.
Usually, Evelyn and I trade off. One of us stays at the booth while the other goes shopping along the seven block area on Grand Avenue. Not sure why, but it seems Ms. Evelyn always shops much, much longer than I do. And she spends money! This Escondido Street Faire is the second largest single-day fair in California. It all kicks off at 9:30 am and runs till 5:30 pm. Kudos to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, the Escondido Downtown Business Association and supporting sponsors. ••••• Was having my tresses trimmed by my favorite hair stylist, Ciro (Unisex Salon, 410 W. 2nd Avenue, 760.803.5106) and we got to talking about food and retaurants.
He asked me if I had tried the new “Swami’s” in Escondido yet. I had not but told him I had heard a number of favorable comments. “Well,” says Ciro, “I had a breakfast of Flatiron steak and two eggs and the steak was out
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of this world. Tender, juicy. Very well done.” I immediately grabbed my cell phone and called Evelyn to see if she wanted to have lunch with me at Swami’s. She agreed and we found Ciro’s recommendations to be spot on. I ordered the same Flatiron Steak with two eggs, over medium well . . . and the steak was so delicious I didn’t want to ruin the flavor and taste by adding steak sauce.
Service was a little slow but, remember, it’s a new restaurant. No big deal. We were generally well taken care of. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Met Tom and Tony, the two managers. They’re aware of The Paper and like it and, beginning this week, it will be available for reading at Swami’s. ••••• Rememer a couple weeks ago when we did the cover story on Cuba?
Well, if you’ll check out page 8 of this week’s issue you’ll see one of the tour companies we worked with researching this story, as well as our local contact, Dan Regan, of Vineyard Travel, have run an ad with us.
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Restaurant Combo Coming to Carlsbad?
Carlsbad, already the home of a number of excellent dining venues, may be welcoming another ambitious project to the inventory. A two-story microbrewery and restaurant combination is in the planning stages for downtown Carlsbad. The facility would offer patio seating and ocean views.
City officials seem to like the idea, thinking it will contribute to the Carlsbad village area as a tourist destination and nightlife hub. The developer, Barry Blue, operates a local hotel and several vacation rentals with his family, has decided to enter the restaurant and brewery business.
To be called the Bluewater Restaurant it is planned for a location on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard between Oak and Pine avenues, just north of a Best Western and just south of the Surf Motel. It will seat 132 people and have two outdoor patios with ocean views. The land is already owned by
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the Blue family but will require that several residential houses be demolished.
Only 28, Blue has big plans for the restaurant but says it won’t open till 2015. The restaurant, which Blue calls a gastro pub, won’t open until early 2015 because of the extensive construction required. Blue said the project will cost about $2.5 million, not including the land.
The City Council has already approved the project but required the restaurant to close the patios at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and at 11pm on weekdays, all out of concern over neighboring residents and protecting them from distracting noise. Thus far, all city officials appear to be on board and only time awaits the buildling and opening ceremonies for what promises to be another promising restaurant venue.
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recently was visited by the new District 4-L6 Governor and Board who provided updates on what is happening in the District as well as hearing District Governor Napoleon White's message for his tenure. For more information on the San Marcos Lions Club, visit www.sanmarcoslions.org or call 760.522.0956. Local Republican Leader Attends National Federation Convention
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: email@example.com SM Lions Club Visited by District Governor and Board
Pictured are Lion Paul VanMiddlesworth (sponsor), Barbara Ryan, and Club President Rebecca Steiner.
The San Marcos Lions Club
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“Hero of the Soviet Union.” Twenty-three of these honorees were members of the 588th “Nachthexen, or Night Witches” bomber squadron. Although Nadezhda was not the most famous of her fellow women fighters, her bravery and flying skills were remarkable none the less and she was highly decorated. She was awarded the Order of Friendship, the Order of Lenin and three Orders of the Patriotic War. To learn more about this fascinating group of female Soviet heroes, there are many books available including:
Women in Air War, The eastern Front of World War II by Kazimiera J. Cottman Women in War and Resistance, Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers by Kazimiera J. Cottman A Dance With Death, Soviet Airwomen in World War II by Anne Noggle Wings, Women and War, Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat by Reina Pennington Night Witches, The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat by Bruce Myles
A local resident joined more than 1,275 other Republican women leaders from across the nation in September at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) 37th biennial convention in Louisville, which focused on leadership training in prepara-
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Thoughts for Today
Birds of a feather flock together ... and then crap on your car.
A penny saved is a Government oversight.
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. He who hesitates is probably right. Did you ever notice that the Roman Numerals for forty (40) are 'XL'?
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
Did you ever notice that when you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs'? Understanding Engineers
#1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied,
tion for the 2014 midterm elections. Rosalia Atilano Zamora, born and raised in Escondido, president of the Escondido Republican Women, Federated, attended the fourday convention, the largest national gathering of Republicans this year, as a voting delegate representing Escondido. They heard from Republican leaders, elected officials, and other notable guests, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “Attending this national convention was an experience that will never be forgotten. There was so much to learn, and I absorbed it like a sponge. Social media and outreach to young women and men voters was a hot topic, and the youth themselves shared a few great strategies,” said Rosalia. Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several US territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
"Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." Understanding Engineers #2
To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. Understanding Engineers #3
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, What's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" The "Oh, blind sight
greens-keeper replied, yes. That's a group of firemen. They lost their saving our clubhouse
S.M. Rotary Benefit Golf Tourney
On Thursday, October 24, the Rotary Club of San Marcos will hold their charity golf tournament at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, with a 12:45 shotgun start. Cost is $150/player and includes use of the driving range, lunch, tee package, golf and BBQ dinner.
There will be on-course contests, a silent auction and raffle. Benefitting partners are Mission Hills High School Football Boosters, San Marcos High QB Club and San Marcos Boys & Girls Club. Entries are still being accepted, however, space is limited. Registration for players and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.sanmarcosrotary.org. Call 760.518.2035 for more info. Pictured on the top of page 7 are members of the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club with members of the football teams from San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School. A portion of funds raised will benefit these programs.
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from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!"
The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight." The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything she can do for them." The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?" Understanding Engineers #4
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets. Understanding Engineers #5
The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?" The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?" Understanding Engineers #6
Normal people believe that if it
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Chamber Business After 5 Mixer – Silvergate Bank will be the location for the Escondido Chamber’s Business After 5 Mixer today, Thursday, October 10, from 5-7pm, co-sponsored by Bill Purper of Kona Ice. Members are $10; guests are $15. Chamber members can introduce the Chamber to a non-member chamber prospect by bringing them as a guest to the mixer and receive free admission for you and your guest. For info, contact the Chamber at 760.745.2125. DAR Chapter Meeting is Saturday, October 12 – The Santa Margarita
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ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet. Understanding Engineers #7
An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want." Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that's cool." Two engineers?
Two engineers were standing
Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet Saturday, October 12, at the El
Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside. A buffet breakfast at 9:30am will be followed by a program by Patricia Capone on the “History of Fans.” Besides its use in the heat of the day, fans were one of the earlier forms of female communication. New members, Melody and Brittney Kitchens will be inducted. Any female age 18 years or older who is descended lineally from a patriot who contributed in some way in America’s fight for independence in the American Revolution is eligible to join. Assistance with your application is available. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting – On Saturday, October 12,
at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
at 12noon, the MiraCosta Horticulture Club (MCHC) will meet in the Aztlan room in the Student Union at MiraCosta College. A workshop on when, where, how, and why to plant CA native plants will begin the event. Bring branches or flowers from CA natives growing in your yard and share your favorite plants. Shelley Grossman, President, MCHC, will speak on “Let Your Worms Eat Your Garbage and Improve Your Soil.” She is a master composter, author, and operates Vermicoast Inc. and can be reached through her website at www.shelley@vermic o a s t . c o m . Refreshments will be served and a plant raffle will be held. For info, call 760.721.3281 o r http://miracostahc.org/.plants.
Craft and Rummage Sale – The annual Craft and Rummage sale of the Palomar Estates East Mobile Home Park is Saturday, October 12, from 8am-2pm, at 650 So. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos. Crafts, collectibles and much more. 50+ tables of treasures. Snack bar open from 8-2 serving coffee, donuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda.
An Evening of Jazz & Art, “Blue Chunks,” Live at The Brooks – Jazz and artistry once again collide at the historic Brooks Theatre in Oceanside for a special, one night only event featuring the jazz ensemble, Blue Chunks, on Saturday, October 12. Lobby doors will open for
"We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said one, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced, "Twenty one feet, six inches," and walked away. One engineer shook his head and laughed, "A lot of good that does us. We ask for the height and she gives us the length!" Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are currently serving in the United States Congress.
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The Biggest Impact on Our Society By Tom Morrow
One of the biggest, if not 'the' biggest, technological development with the most economical and sociological impact of the last 100 years is television. No single device or system has been more important to the progress of commerce and society than the communications ability of television.
Surprisingly enough, the first television system was developed and patented by a German university student in 1884. It was a primitive "electromechanical" TV system that employed a scanning disk, a spinning disk, with a series
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“happy hour” and gallery viewing starting at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the event will support two great causes: The Oceanside Theatre Company and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. General admission is $25/person; VIP package, $75/person. VIP ticket package includes premium seating and preshow champagne reception next door in Studio 219. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For tickets, call 760.433.8900 or visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.
“Excavating Escondido” Explores City’s Past and Present – This interactive play addresses issues of identity, perspective and civic responsibility as it explores the city’s past and present, as seen through the eyes of local teens. Working in partnership with the La Jolla Playhouse and its theater artists, students and teachers from Escondido, Orange Glen and San Pasqual high schools have joined forces to create an original play that addresses these issues. On October 12 and 13, the community is invited to take part in the theatrical event. In the production, audience members become adventurers who are led on a quest exploring Escondido’s past and present. The audience and cast will travel around the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE), the neighboring Escondido History Center (EHS) and Grape Day Park. More than 40 teens from the three high schools will participate, and the two-day event will serve as their fall theater shows. Four free performances will be offered: Saturday, October 12, at 2:30pm and 5pm; and Sunday, October 13, at 2:30pm and 5pm. This is an outdoor performance
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of holes spiraling toward the center.
During the next 30 years, a number of systems were developed by inventors in Japan, Russia, and England, but it was an American, Philo Farnsworth, who developed the first commercially-feasible TV transmitter and receiver in 1927. It would be another 10 years before TV sets would be manufactured in the United States. In the meantime, Germany had developed the first working system in 1931. Portions of the 1936 Berlin Olympics were televised by the Germans to a very small audience only a few blocks from the stadium. Arguably, the BBC claims in 1936, it had the first commercially operated TV station available to the public as we know it today. However, there were very few sets to watch what little programming was available. At the 1939 New York World's Fair, the American TV system was demonstrated by RCA, but the approach of World War II
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where some walking and standing is required. Tickets are free and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 50 audience members per performance. To ensure equitability, tickets are limited to two per patron per order. Advance reservations are required at www.lajollaplayhouse.org. For mobility concerns, call 858.228.3045 to make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. The local media is invited to attend and cover the event.
Hikers to Celebrate 22nd Annual San Marcos Trails Day – The City of San Marcos Community Services celebrates the 22nd annual San Marcos Trails Day on Sunday, October 13. This free hiking event will begin at 9am; registration at 8:30am. Choose from an easy 3-mile or challenging 6-mile hike along urban trails. Trails Day is held to promote the 60-mile trail system in the city of San Marcos. It is held in conjunction with the Horse Heritage Festival and the 7th Annual Poker Ride ‘n Stride where activities include an open house, food, petting corral, pony rides, pumpkin patch, crafts, and fun for all ages. Visit www.HelpTheHorsePark.com for schedule, fees and registration for the Ride ‘n Stride. All events take place at Heritage/Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. For info, visit www.sanmarcos.net or Ron Vinluan at 760.744.9000, Ext. 3535, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Adobe Home Tour Planned – On Sunday, October 13, from 12noon to 4pm, you are invited to join the Escondido History Center for a tour of five homes built of adobe block, that exemplify this quintessential Southern California style. Many of the adobe homes in Escondido, including the mid-century home of both the Adobe Block Company and Weir Bros. Construction Company, were built by Weir Bros. Purchase tickets in advance, for $25/person, through the History Center’s website, www.escondidohistory.org, or in the office in Grape Day Park. Tickets are available the day of the tour for $30/person in front of the Elks Lodge at 2430 S. Escondido Blvd. Call the History Center at 760.743.8207 for more info, or email email@example.com. The tour benefits the non-profit Escondido History Center.
CWONC Announces New Meeting Location – GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will meet on Monday, October 14, at the San Marcos Senior Center (new location), 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos. Social/hands-on project at 6pm; the meeting at 7pm. For more information about CWONC and becoming involved in the community, you are invited to attend this meeting. For more info, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwonc.org.
Immigration and Debt Ceiling Are Topics for Tri-City Tea Party Meeting – On Tuesday, October 15, from 6pm-7:30pm, the Tri-City Tea Party’s October meeting will feature speakers on immigration: former US Attorney Peter Nunez and State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez. In addition, Kirk Jorgensen, Republican candidate in the 52nd US Congressional District, will talk on the debt ceiling. His opponents in this race, Carl DeMaio and Scott Peters, have also been invited for a forum on this topic. TCTP’s Action Group Leaders will give updates on
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we can elect a new council, it will continue to smell. Olga seems to be the only reason of sanity, but only when the “boys” will let her come in to play. Keep up the good work. Louise Reed Casa de Amigos MHP Escondido
Still More . . .
There is no greater RELEVANT Issue in our city!
Thank you for staying on the topic. This “muckraking” is exactly the niche for your publication; a place to do real community good. Please carry on. Lucy Berk Escondido, CA.
And Then, There’s This . . . Dear Mr. Davis,
Regarding the Escondido article, that was a lot of high quality work, journalism at its finest. Will the next stop be the White House? Tom Skarvada Encinitas, CA.
Editor’s Note: Well, as a matter of fact, yes. I’ve been invited to work on Defence. I’ve been told once I complete that assignment I may get a chance to work on DeRoof. Cuba!
To The Editor:
BIG KUDOS to your article on Cuba in the 26 September 2013 issue!
For those interested, there is a group known as End The Travel Ban On Cuba (www.facebook.com/endthetravelban). For those who are more adventurous, go to www.thedollarvigilante.com and click on "(T)he Dollar Vigilante presents TDV Passports: Residency and Passport Services." The easiest for me is to obtain a passport from Paraguay, in which it consists of a mere visit to Paraguay. For those who seek investing in a developing nation, there are such offers in which you can obtain a passport from the nations listed.
Now here comes the part in which I am more than likely to ruffle some feathers. I firmly believe that this embargo on Cuba has been one of this nation's worst errors as far as foreign policy is concerned. And this error is not just limited to foreign policy. An example is that offering humanitarian aid to their suffering popu-
Dani is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 21/2 month old, 2-1/2 pound, spayed, female, Calico kitten.
She has so many colors on her face with no particular pattern, we wonder if she was designed by congress! She’s kind of a smarty pants and she loves playing with the other kittens. The $195 adoption fee for Dani includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. If you can't adopt right now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday.
For more information call 760753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
lous should receive the utmost respect by the United States Department of Treasury (who regulates commerce between the USA and Cuba). AND WORST YET IS THE FACT THAT AS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MY USA PASSPORT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION OF MY FREEDOM TO TRAVEL TO WHERE I SO DESIRE! How shameful that we attack nations who do not practice freedom yet we limit freedom for our very own people! In Friendship,
David Root San Diego, Ca.
Up in the Air . . .
OPERATION GRIFFIN: Navy Veteran Flies Stearman Again
Mark Carlson wrote an inspirational and motivating article about Captain Wallace S. Griffin, USN (Retired) that you published September 19, 2013.
I was touched by how Captain Griffin was given the gift of flying a Stearman again 70 years after flying one in 1942, after telling Mark he would like to fly one just one more time. Mark Carlson had the mar-
Angelica is a 4-year-old spayed female Siamese mix, ID 71863.
Angelica is just as her name depicts – angelic. She does play some but would much rather spend time sitting on your lap and getting brushed and petted. She can be a little shy at first, so she would be happier in a quieter home. Angelica is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
velous idea and enthusiasm to organize a special flight for Captain Griffin, he said he will never forget it. My special thanks to Dave Derby, owner of the Stearman, for the unforgetable ride he gave Captain Griffin
"The Paper" has unique stories that I enjoy reading. Thank you! Thank you! Rocio Lascurain Escondido
Re: The Lead Local Story on Dr. Valentina Obradovec
My 90 year old grandmother was taken by this dentist for $17,000. I just finished a debt settlement for her. Is there a person I can give this info to so I can maybe help this case against this woman? /s/Ian Pistone, San Diego Co.
Editor’s Note: I would recommend you contact Rita M. Lane, Deputy Attorney General, 619.645.2614 - 110 West A. St., Suite 1100, San Diego, Ca. 92186-5266, PO Box 85266. She is the attorney for the complainant, The Dental Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs.
I'm sure she will be of help to you.
A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Escondido Community Wellness Expo – Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Senior Center will host the 7th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Community Wellness Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information to older adults in the community.
Attendees can browse through over 30 exhibitor booths that will provide information pertaining to seniors. This event will also feature pneumonia and shingles vaccination shots, flu shots, and a variety of health
screenings that focus on body composition, and blood pressure, and hearing health. Additionally, seniors can bring their medications and questions for one-on-one pharmacist consultations. A free continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Admission is free and parking is plentiful and easy! This community event is coordinated by the Community Wellness Association of Escondido. This group is comprised of: The City of Escondido’s Senior Center, Seniors Serving Seniors, and Palomar Health. This event will be held at the Park Avenue Community Center, home of Escondido Senior Center located at 210 Park Avenue in Escondido. For general information and sponsorship/exhibitor space, please call the Escondido Senior Center at 760-8394688.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Fire Safety Saves Lives
This week is National Fire Prevention Week and attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home.
This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. Unattended cooking and other unsafe kitchen practices are a recipe for disaster. Key points to remember: Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food. When simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay at home, and use a timer to
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Dan will come and present a video and/or power point presentation on a number of tours offered by this company.
Give him a call. Your civic or service club will be the beneficiary of a fun, exciting, and interesting program. And, who knows? Perhaps you’ll be heading for Cuba or other exotic locations. Dan’s the man who can help you! ••••• Never have had as heavy a response here at The Paper as we have had on last week’s cover story concerning Escondido and its problems. You’ll Letters week’s phones
notice a number of to the Editor in this issue . . . and the have been ringing off
remind you. Keep children away from cooking areas by creating a “kid-free zone” of three feet around the stove. Always keep an ovenmitt and a lid nearby. On Saturday, October 12, three Vista Fire Stations are hosting Open Houses for the public. Adults can learn more about fire safety tips and kids can meet the firefighters, tour the fire stations, and check out the fire engines and equipment. We hope to see you there! Vista Fire Open House Saturday, October 12 from 1-4 pm Station No. 1: 175 N. Melrose Drive Station No. 3: 2009 S. Melrose Drive Station No. 6: 651 E. Vista Way
the hook. Not one single negative response yet. I think this article really resonated with our readers.
Perhaps they recognize that their political leaders are not listening to the people? Are not conducting city business in an open and fair way? Are not being ‘transparent?”
Whatever the reason, our readers seemed to devour the story. Several of our distribution points called to tell us they had run out of copies, could we please deliver more? We did.
We may have some surplus copies when our drivers deliver this week’s issue. If you did not see a copy of last week’s issue and need a copy, give us a call and we’ll tell you how you can get a copy for yourself and/or friends and neighbors.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Two Events, One Location
San Marcos F i r e Prevention Open House and “Because I Care” Community Fair
The San Marcos Fire Department's annual Fire Prevention Open House and Cal State San Marcos' annual "Because I Care" Community Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm. Both events are free and conveniently located at neighboring sites creating two events at one location for community fun the whole family can enjoy. Held in recognition of National Fire
Prevention Week, the Fire Prevention Open House located at Fire Station #1, 180 W. Mission Road, will include activities for all ages like station tours, fingerprinting, firefighting demonstrations and a firefighters’ barbecue. Guests will learn about fire safety and emergency preparedness.
The purpose of the “Because I Care” Community Fair is to raise awareness of and garner support for individuals who provide care to family members including children, young adults and aging adults. Caregivers are those individuals who assist family members when mental or physical health, or aging challenges make it difficult for them to care for themselves. For more information, please visit the City’s website, www.san-marcos.net.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Oceanside Senior Expo
The Oceanside Senior Expo – A c t i v e Lifestyles event will be held in the City’s Civic Center Plaza, at 300 North Coast Highway in Oceanside, on Thursday, October 10th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This popular event will feature over 60 health-related businesses, nonprofits and senior organizations. In addition, a variety of FREE health-related screenings and demonstrations for the public will be featured throughout the event. The Senior Expo is FREE to the public and a great way to receive needed information, meet a new health specialist,
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various activities. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Café, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. Contact TCTP at email@example.com or 760.600.TCTP (8287).
LSM Kiwanis Club’s October Meeting Schedule – The Kiwanis Club of Lake San Marcos meets every Tuesday starting at 11:30am, at the St. Mark (Lake San Marcos) Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive. Speakers start at 12:30pm. The price for lunch for guests is $15/person, or if you just want to listen to the speaker(s), there is no charge however, you need to RSVP to 760.736.2995 or email Tomkumura@aol.com. Space is limited. The programs scheduled are: October 15, Barbara King, Medicare Advisor, Center for Senior Benefits, speaking about Medicare Updates: October 22, Kevin Holtz, Superintendent of SMUSD/Randy Walton, President of SMUSD talking
receive a FREE Flu Shot (bring your Medicare Part B Card with you), learn from free screenings and get into a healthy and active lifestyle. Also, be sure to enjoy the ever-popular Farmers’ Market that will be in the area during this time and enjoy the FREE Downtown History Walk by local historian John Daley at 10:00 AM. So much to do if you’re a Senior – and be sure to bring your friends and family with you even if they’re not Seniors. For more information on this great event, visit www.OceansideSeniorExpo.com or call the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at (760) 722-1534. See you all there!
about the San Marcos High School/Prop. K update. The meeting on October 29 will be a Halloween Party for Kiwanis Members only. For info, call Tom at 760.310.8882. Chili Cook Off in Oceanside – The Woman’s Club of Oceanside will hold a Chili Cook Off from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 19, at 1606 Missouri St., Oceanside. Chili and cornbread for $5/person. All proceeds to benefit Brother Benno’s. For info, call 760.296.7586. Fellowship Center to Celebrate Golden Anniversary – On Saturday, October 19, the Escondido Fellowship Center will celebrate their 50 years of rebuilding lives at the Golden Anniversary Gala. The event will be at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, from 5:30 pm - 11 pm. It will be an evening of dining, laughter, speakers, dancing, and multiple opportunity drawings for airline tickets, rides in an open
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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com PC Business-Update
Two years ago record monsoons in SE Asia pushed a flood crest on the Chao Phraya River into Pathum Thani province near Bangkok. The flood inundated the Nidec components factories where 80% of the worlds hard drive motors and base plates are manufactured. Within weeks the price of hard drives doubled then tripled. Even today the price of hard drives still remains thirty percent higher than in the summer of 2011.
On September 4th of this year, a fire at a manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China took out 50% of Hynix’s memory fabrication capacity. Hynix is the second largest manufacturer of memories for PCs, tablets and smart phones with a 30% share of the worldwide market. Within hours of the fire the price of RAM (random access mem-
Red Ribbon Week – Supporting a Drug Free Lifestyle
This is the time of year many schools in my district prepare for Red Ribbon Week – a nationally recognized event to promote drug prevention and education. What began in 1985 as a tribute to the memory of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena has become the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country reaching millions of young people. Special Agent Camarena died at the hands of drug traffickers while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our communities and children safe. During Red Ribbon Week, students will learn the
ory) began to rise. Today the price of DDR III RAM (the type of RAM used in most contemporary consumer electronics) is up 40% and climbing. Hynix says it will recover its capacity this year; meanwhile Samsung and Micron enjoy windfall profits. Since memory typically represents only about 15% of the materials cost of a new PC, the effect on new PC pricing will be minimal but the price of a memory upgrade may double.
New subject. PC sales are down for Apple Dell and HP, the major American PC marketers (notice we say “marketers” not “makers” because these companies no longer design and build computers). PC sales continue to erode as users turn to smart phones and tablets for mobile applications. Dell and HP also suffer from the consumer revolt against Win8. Released a year ago, Win8 is installed on only 8% of the world’s PCs. Win7 on 47% and Windows XP on 31%. Apple represents 8% of the installed OS base worldwide.
remain mired in low single digit market penetration.
Win8 interface was designed for touch screen operations and as a result is clumsy with the mouse/keyboard interface preferred by the vast majority of desktop and notebook users. Since big box retailers don’t offer a new PC alternative to Win8, many small business and home users have been forced to accept new PCs with a Win8 operating system that they hate. There are Internet downloadable third party applications that restore the standard desk-top interface to Win8 PCs. “Start 8” and “Classic Shell” are the two most prominent. Many users have implemented these “fixes.” We routinely install “Magic Shell” on any
Microsoft’s gamble to use its overwhelming dominance in PC operating systems to force the Windows 8’s “Metro” touch screen interface on new PC buyers was intended to boost the sale of Microsoft’s fledging products in the growing touch screen arena (smart phone/tablet). Not only has the Win8 gambit hurt PC sales but it also doesn’t seem to have done much for Microsoft’s tablet/smart phone sales which
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This month, schools will participate in Red Ribbon Week by displaying red and hosting various antidrug activities on campuses throughout the region. When you see students wearing red, you will know that they have made a commitment to live a drug free life. Please join me in encouraging them to remain steadfast and, in the words of Nancy Reagan, “Just say No!”
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Governments schools and large corporate accounts have been able to avoid Win8 by ordering Win7 computers through the Corporate Services Groups of major PC suppliers. As an individual or small business you can’t use these services but you can still buy new Win7 desktop and notebook PCs from independent PC builders like “The Computer Factory.” We can build Win7 desktops in any configuration from basic to gamers and design workstations. We also can provide a full range of notebook PCs with Win7.
Fire Season is Upon Us; Be Prepared
We are now deep into the fire season. Santa Ana winds are blowing and we all watch the eastern horizon nervously, especially those of us who can remember the Cedar and Paradise wildfires from a few years back. Those fires cost dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage. Needless to say, we don’t want to repeat those tragedies. Sadly, more wildfires will occur. After a long dry season, our hillsides are tinder dry. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take to reduce the danger to themselves, their property and their families, including removal of combustible vegetation from within 100 feet of structures. Please visit the following websites for additional information: www.usfa.fema.gov The Federal Emergency Management Authority’s section devoted to fire prevention
www.fire.ca.gov Cal Fire’s website has information on fire safety, the state’s fire plan, fire season emergency declarations and much more www.calfiresandiego.blogspot.com San Diego County information on wildfires.
www.fire.escondido.org/cert.aspx Escondido’s Community Emergency Response Team Website (CERT) has training and resources available to prepare citizens to deal with emergencies and to provide assistance when they occur www.vcfpdcert.org Valley Center CERT homepage
www.sdcounty.ca.gov/oes/community/oes_jl_CERT.html San Diego County CERT homepage www.citizencorps.gov/cc/showCert .do?id=46690&cert=
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While it would be nice to think we will never have another wildfire in this region, we know that wishful thinking will not protect us when a fire emergency occurs. Preparation and planning are the best defense against wildfires.
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Chris Ingalls to Discuss Tech Trek Program at AAUW Meeting – The Escondido/San Marcos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, October 19, at 10am, in the Garden Room of the Redwood Town Court, Escondido. Lunch will be available after the meeting at a cost of $13 and reservations are required. The speaker, Chris Ingalls, will talk about the Tech Trek Program of AAUW in which 8th grade girls are sent to a college campus to get hands-on experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical
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EAA to Have Booth at Street Faire – The Escondido Art Association (EAA) is sponsoring a booth in front of the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, at the Escondido Street Faire on Sunday, October 20. The Gallery will be open as well and original artwork by six member artists will be showcased for sale. There will be a “kids-can-paint” area with guidance from an art teacher, and two award-winning artists will showcase their work and conduct a silent auction. The booth and Gallery will be open from 9am5pm.
“Fabulous Deals” is Theme for Women’s Club Luncheon – On Monday, October 21, the theme of the day for the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club is “Fabulous Deals.” The meeting will start at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $18 inclusive. The special feature, “Shop Til You Drop” is the annual country fair, featuring lovely crafts, one of a kind treasures, baked goods,
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Joseph E. Sinaguglia, 93, of San Marcos, Ca., passed away on October 1st, 2013. Howard R. Olson, 83, of San Marcos, Ca., passed away October 3, 2013.
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Enrique G. Torres, 55, of Escondido, CA., passed away on September 30, 2013. Phyllis Bull, 80, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on September 26, 2013. Emily A. Threlkeld, 89, of Escondido, CA., passed away on October 7th, 2013.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026542
The name of the business: Rock On Pizza, located at 3440 Del Lago Blvd., #K, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Berry Woolley 3440 Del Lago Blvd. #K, Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was Oct. 1, 2010. /s/Berry Woolley This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/13/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026631
The name of the business: North County Powder Coating, Inc., located at 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: North County Powder Coating, Inc. 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/1989. /s/Thomas Wright, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/03 and 10/10/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026630
The name of the business: North County Concrete Cutting & Coring, Inc., located at 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: North County Concrete Cutting & Coring, Inc. 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/1/1980. /s/Thomas Wright, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/03 and 10/10/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026962
The name of the business: Hardwood Headquarters, located at 2447 Levante St., Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Zachary Gibson 2447 Levante St. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Zachary Gibson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/19/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-024840
The name of the business: Ben’s Janitorial Service, located at 1717 Macero St., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Benjamin and Maria M. Leso 1717 Macero St. Escondido, C. 92029 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 2/8/1982. /s/Benjamin Leso This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/28/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027169
The name of the business: Braaap Wholesale, located at 724 Olinda St., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Jason Scott 724 Olinda St. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jason Scott This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/20/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027079
The name of the business: Andrey Car Service, located at 1722 Elfin Forest Rd., #330, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Andrey Vorotnikov 1722 Elfin Forest Rd. #330 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/20/2013. /s/Andrey Vorotnikov This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/20/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026529
The name of the business: J J Bagwell Transport, located at 2338 Sandy Ln, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Palmer L. Bagwell 2338 Sandy Ln. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Palmer L. Bagwell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/26/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
The name of the business: King Massage, located at 702 Center Dr., #102, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Golden A Spa 8252 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #A2 San Diego, Ca. 92111 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Xian He Li This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/13/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10/2013.
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The name of the business: Affinity Business Services, located at 2854 Rancho Rio Chico, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: KTK Enterprises, Inc. 2854 Rancho Rio Chico Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/April Lallo, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/12/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027683
The name of the business: Waveshacks, located at 319 Woodland Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Juan Rodrigo Gallego 314 Woodland Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juan Rodrigo Gallego This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/26/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027253
The name of the business: Spring of Health, located at 1879 Matin Cir. #138, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: India Laubacher 1879 Matin Cir. #138 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/India Laubacher This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/23/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027440
The name of the business: Countywide Legal Services, located at 603 Seagaze Drive #910, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel M. Milhone 603 Seagaze Drive #910 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel M. Milhone This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027893
The name of the business: Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa, located at 24360 Old Wagon Road, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Stephen Markowitz 2160 Newton Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/9/2007. /s/Stephen Markowitz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/27/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027973
The name of the business: Iron Group Protective Service, located at 250 Knoll Rd., #120, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Aleksandar Zivkovic 250 Knoll Rd. #120 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/22/2012. /s/Aleksandar Zivkovic This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027957
The name of the business: Revolution Ryu, Yamashita West, located at 1315 Hot Springs Way, #103, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Jacqueline Dunevant 657 Rolling Hills Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/1/13. /s/Jacqueline Dunevant This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
The San Marcos City Council will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Case No: Conditional Use Permit (CUP 12-004) / Mitigated Negative Declaration (ND 13-006) / Appeal (AA 13001) (P12-0023) Appellant: Elliot Herman Request: Appeal of the Planning Commission approval of a Conditional Use Permit and associated environmental review document (Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the installation and operation of an AT&T Mobility, LLC, wireless antenna facility including ground-mounted equipment inside a new 240 square foot equipment building and a 35foot tall mono-tree with 12 panel antennas (designed to resemble a pine tree) at an existing single-family residence within the Agricultural (A-1) Zone. Location of Property: 2080 Golden Eagle Trail, more particularly described as: The West 417.42 feet of the South 1/3 of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter and the West 417.42 feet of the North 626.13 feet of the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter, all in Section 27, Township 12 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the County of San Diego, State of California, according to Official Plat thereof. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 679-040-01. Planning Commission Action: The Planning Commission approved the request by a 5-2 vote. The hearing before the City Council is a de novo hearing and any correspondence submitted to the Planning Commission that you wish presented to the City Council must be resubmitted for Council consideration. Contact the City Clerk for resubmittal of any correspondence and/or petition for or against the application. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in a public hearing or any other city program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/10/13.
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The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-027 on October 10, 2013. Project No.: P13-0034 Case No.: DP 13-027 Applicant: Twin Oaks Valley Vintners, LLC Request: Renewal of a Conditional Use Permit (Director’s Permit) for the continued operation of a winery within an existing metal warehouse in the Agricultural (A-1) Zone. Location of Property: 1575 Mulberry Drive, more particularly described as: Lot 1, Block 32 of Map No. 806, Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 182-132-32. NOTICE: Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, October 21, 2013). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Norm Pedersen at 760-7441050 extension 3236, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/10/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028215
The name of the business: Precision Stucco, located at 29789 Corte Cruzada, Menifee, Ca. 92584, is hereby registered by the following: Gerardo Rodriguez 29789 Corte Cruzada Menifee, CA. 92584 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerardo Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027978
The name of the business: Oceanside Design, located at 310 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Angela Zdelar 310 Tamarack Ave. Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/6/2007. /s/Angela Zdelar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028528
The name of the business: International Santa Fe Market, located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, CA.
92078, is hereby registered by the fol-
Tom A. Sadeq
277 S Rancho Santa Fe
San Marcos, Ca. 92078
This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tom A. Sadeq This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg Jr., County
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: October 2, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: BAGHERIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3295 BUSINESS PARK DR. STE D VISTA, CA. 92081 Type of license applied for:
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026233
The name of the business: Mobiletec Automotive, located at 1140 Gamble Street, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Warren A. Shepherd 1140 Gamble St. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Warren A. Shepherd This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/11/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CATERINA GIVEN Case No. 372013-00051275-PRPW-CTL (Amended) To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Caterina Zerilli, Caterina Bier, Caterina Given, Kay Given, Petition for Probate has been filed by John Given in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA. 92101, Madge Bradley Bldg. The Petition for Probate requests that John Given be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 11/05/2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Dept: PC-1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: John Given 918 Coronado Hills Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 760.806.8072 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: September 10, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: GIUSEPPE LOMEDICO, MARSHA ANN LOMEDICO The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 986 E. VISTA WAY VISTA, CA. 92084-5240 Type of license applied for: 41-ON SALE BEER AND WINE, EATING PLACE 9/26, 10/03 & 10/10
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028777
The name of the business: Aqua Crystal Water, located at 835 S. Main Ave #D, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Myung Soon Jun 240 E. Fallbrook St. #22 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/2007. /s/Myung Soon Jun This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013
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The name of the business: Idea Stone Concepts, located at 1555 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Jorge Mendoza and Patricia Castellanos 641 Beverly Pl. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jorge Mendoza This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013
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delayed the mass production of television sets and the development of TV stations. The nation's first TV station is claimed by WRGB in Schenectady, New York, which began on Jan. 13, 1928, but there were only a handful of receivers available to verify its signal. In 1951, I saw my first TV, a giant RCA mahogany box with a 7-inch screen. Perry Como was on for 15 minutes; the news followed. This was via an Omaha station. That first newscast was the station's camera rolled up to the AP teletype machine, allowing the viewer to read the news as it came rolling over the machine.
America's big cities had commercially popular TV soon after the war ended, getting on the air in a big way by 1949. The hinterlands, where I grew up, didn't get TV until the early 1950s. Our family got a TV in 1953. The nearest station was 130 miles away. Depending upon the weather, (Dad thought the clouds had a lot to do with reception), we
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had at least 15 TV stations that we could, (and I emphasize 'could,') get a viewable picture. It wouldn't be until 1956 before we could get reliable TV. The technological advancements we’ve all seen in TV over the past half century is nothing less than phenomenal. What would Philo think of today's high definition flat screens? Whether it was watching astronauts on the moon, the rovers on Mars, or news events as they happen anywhere on earth, television has been an important constant in most of our lives since World War II. Like it or not, the advancements of television have had tremendous impact on the history of mankind.
Historic Memory -- In September 1950, the U.S. Marines and Army landed on the shores of Inchon, South Korea, re-taking Seoul and pushing the invading North Koreans back north. The Inchon landing was Gen. Douglas MacArthur's last big victory before being forced to retire several months later.
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EAP Hosting the Annual “Art Riot” – The Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP) Municipal Gallery will be hosting the annual “Art Riot” in November. The Gallery will receive art for the show on October 18-19 from 11am-2pm. The exhibition is free to the public and runs November 8 through December 7. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 5:308pm. The exhibition also includes artwork by local and regional artists. The Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave, Escondido and open Tuesdays 11am-5pm, and Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm. For more info, contact Wendy Wilson at 760.480.4101 or visit the website at www.escondidoarts.org/.
Brother Benno’s Auxiliary Luncheon Is Coming Up Soon “Harvest Gold” is the theme for this year’s Brother Benno’s Auxiliary’s Annual Luncheon celebrating 30 years of service of Brother Benno. It will be held on Saturday, October 26, at 10:00am at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California. Co-presidents Vikki Ramey and Vera Bayliss announce that in addition to lunch there will be door prizes, centerpieces, opportunity baskets, and silent auction items – the scenario for a day of fun and all for a good cause. Entertainment will be “The Harmonettes” singing tunes of the 40s and 50s. Proceeds from this fundraising event will help support the two houses in Oceanside that Brother Benno maintains for sheltering homeless women with children and women in recovery program for sober living. Individual tickets are $60, or a table of ten for $600.
Donations are also welcomed from those who cannot attend. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. For tickets and information, contact Vera Bayliss at 760.295.0059.
Sorority Starts Year With Beginning Day Celebration – Epsilon Nu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi started the new sorority year with husbands and significant others at a celebration at Jolly Roger Restaurant at Oceanside Harbor. President Elaine Shute welcomed all and presented each member with a miniature bird house to reflect her theme “Reflections In Our Lofty Homes.” For information in joining this social, cultural and philanthropic group, contact Gwen at 760.231.1725.
Arts & Crafts Vendors Wanted for Holiday Village – The City of San Marcos Community Services is seeking arts and crafts vendors for its annual “Santa’s Magical Village” at the Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on Saturday, December 7, from 3-8pm, and on Sunday, December 8, from 9am-3pm. Vendor spaces are available for arts and crafts. For vendor fees, applications or more info, go to www.sanmarcos.net/specialevents or call 760.744.9000.
“Made in America” Concert - The North Coast Symphony, directed by Daniel Swem, presents its fall concert, “Made in America,” on Sunday, October 27, at 2:30pm and on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30pm at the Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas (760.753.3003). Check the website: www.northcoastsymphony.com.
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The Doctor is In! “adapt” to it, and often these dentures can be unstable. Is there some better alternative that can give us a stable replacement of our missing teeth but not cost an arm and a leg? Price is the million dollar question for those who are retired and on a fixed income. Fortunately, now there is an alternative that provides us with stable dentition without the tremendous cost of having fixed bridges done, or an array of implants. Implant Retained Overdentures
Implant Retained Overdentures for the CostConscious Patient As the Baby Boomer generation gets older our health-care costs increase, including dental care. With the advent of reliable implants we can “rebuild” our mouths, however, at times with considerable expense.
On the other hand, replacement of missing teeth with a denture (of which there are 55 million wearers in the U.S. alone) sometimes results in a less than comfortable appliance requiring us to
These will cost more than a conventional denture, but run much less than fixed bridges that require many implants. Normally only 4 (sometimes 5 to 6) implants are used to support an overdenture which lowers your cost dramatically. The denture is specially designed to lock onto the implants so that they won’t come lose when you’re eating, laughing, etc. (Use your imagination!) Yet, they can be removed for cleaning and are very hygienic. Actually, they’re easier to keep clean than fixed bridges supported by implants. Less Bone Requirements Drive Down Costs
When doing implant supported crowns and bridges, we need solid
bone structure throughout the arch, and frequently have to charge our patients for bone “augmentation” (addition of bone) to areas with insufficient bone to support the implant structure. I mplant Retained Overdentures require using less implants for support and we can “adjust” the placement of our implants into areas where the bone is most dense, often reducing or eliminating bone augmentation. Since the cost of augmentation can run anywhere from $450$800 or more per unit, that’s a big advantage both by avoiding surgery … and cutting costs! Care and Handling
Overdentures are “removable.” Most of our patients don’t like the idea of “removable” teeth. However, if you’re already in that boat, or headed that way, remember it’s easier and more thorough to remove and brush your teeth
and gums than it is to clean a fixed bridge in your mouth. As for placing them back into your mouth, overdentures literally “snap” back into place with stability and security. Price
In the final analysis, if you’re faced with some major rehabilitation of your dentition or in need of a stable denture, Implant Retained Overdentures is an attractive option! Cost is almost always a serious consideration whenever it comes to choosing your dental treatment options! An Important Money-Saving Reminder!
As the end of the year nears it’s important to use whatever dental benefits your insurance plan offers before they expire! We can help you plan your end of year dental treatment and help you apply it to your dental insurance benefits.
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