Volume 44 - No. 42
Politics, it seems, brings out the best of us . . . And the worst of us.
And election season just brings it all to a boil. Good and bad. I lived in Chicago for five years and the politics there were brutal.
North San Diego County and Escondido, in particular, apparently studied under the political bosses of Chicago. This election season I’ve seen more and more “Chicago style” election shenanigans, not so much from the candidates, but their supporters.
There’s been a lot of mudslinging going on . . . distorted facts and figures . . . stealing of signs and, in at least one case I’m aware of, physical threats and harrassment. You see a lot of that on the Social Media . . . Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Early on, we were offended by some of the tactics of Michael Schlesinger and his Stuck in the Rough, LLC tactics. We said so in a Commentary headline which read “We Don’t Like Bullies,” and we came out against Propostion H, in large part because of his spreading of pungent chicken manure on the golf course, adjacent to the lawns of homeowners who opposed his development plans, and for his series of “encroachment” lawsuits which we felt were intentional legal harrassment. Mr. Schlesinger, to his credit, has repeatedly owned up to his bone-headed errors, acknowledged they were dumb and should not have been done. But since that inauspicious debut, he has argued his case with logic, facts, calm, and a whole lot of patience. He has put himself out there and made himself available for questions.
Meanwhile, Mr. Schlesinger is not the only party that has shown less than brilliant battle plans. ECCHO
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Country Club Homeowners Organization) came together to oppose Mr. Schlesinger’s development plans. All well and good. They were impacted by his plans and wanted to oppose him at every turn and, overall, they’ve been effective with their grass roots campaign.
We opposed Mr. Schlesinger and his bully tactics and strongly supported the ECCHO No on H program. We supported ECCHO heavily in The Paper. Then, several unfortunate series of events occurred that changed my mindset on the whole question of Proposition H, and the proponents and opponents of the measure. It had to do with social media. Specifically, Facebook.
Several weeks ago I learned that a 3-hour conversation between Michael Schlesinger, the developer who champions the Lakes at Escondido, LLC (the old Escondido Country Club property), generically known as the Yes on H Proposition, and Kris Murphy (former Escondido council member, now living in Alabama) on the ECCHO Facebook page was deleted. The conversation had been civil, no profanity, simply a discussion of the pros and cons on Proposition H. When I learned of it I said I'd look into it and I did. As most of you are aware, censorship brings the blood of journalists and editors to the boiling point. There are seldom any good reasons for it. Some material may, and perhaps should, be censored/edited out . . .but those examples are few and far between. Foul language, personal attacks, threats of violence, potentially libelous and slanderous statements or comments - all may justify editing and/or deleting. But civil discussions about the pros and cons of a sensitive political issue? Absolutely not. More, not less discussion, is needed. ECCHO had, to my mind, crossed over the line and censored a perfectly reasonable con-
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It’s Time For a Change
October 30, 2014
patient with a council that will not allow her to place an item on the agenda for discussion; she has been civil and courteous but firm in standing her ground for what she believes in.
by lyle e davis
At one time I was a major critic of Olga Diaz. Then I got to know her.
Strange, what happens when you sit down and talk to someone. You find out what they really think. What they really believe. Often, you find out most of what you first thought of them was inaccurate and your perception and the perception of the public in general . . . was mostly wrong.
We still have our differences. I'm dead set against illegal immigrants. She's not. I love legal immigrants; was married to one for 40 years. That's about the only issue on which we seriously disagree.
I've followed Olga over the years and noticed that she is an articulate individual; she does her homework; she stays in touch with her constituents, who are, incidentally, not all Latino. She votes her conscience and, when necessary and compelled to reverse her position when she feels the facts justify it, she'll reverse her vote. That sometimes takes political courage. Many people have given Olga a bad rap. They say she’s against police enforcing traffic laws and sobriety check points.
After meeting Olga I found out, that she is not against ensuring that drivers of vehicles have license, are insured, and are sober. She simply felt that saturation patrols were a far simpler and less expensive means of attaining that goal. Having the checkpoints requires four times the numbers of officers to set up and maintain at about four times the cost. She
In the latest controversy, the publication of a letter the city manager claimed didn't exist and which the city attorney's office would neither confirm or deny, she was as upset as many of us at the inaccurate information given by Escondido's City Manager, Clay Phillips.
She has taken steps to get to the bottom of it, calling for an independent auditor or investigator to come in from outside the city and get to the bottom of it. If, in fact, Clay Phillips did mislead the Mayor and/or the rest of the City Council, she will call for his dismissal as well as that of City Attorney Jeff Epp. Our Mayor and our Council have a right to expect honest answers and actions from our top administrators and counsel. If they are dismissed, for cause, their handsome contracts would become null and void and the city would not be on the hook for about $300,000 each, per year, on the remaining three years of their contract. If they agreed to resign then perhaps they would accept a severance agreement in lieu of the remaining compensation called for in their contract. It is clear they have experience in severance contracts.
Asked if she were to be elected Mayor if she would seek the dismissal of Phillips and/or Epp, she said, “I’ve tried on two other occasions, unsuccessfully. I didn’t have the votes at the council level. As Mayor, I’m not sure I would have the votes to remove them unless the composition of the council changes. I would, however, demand clos-
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er supervision of both our city manager and our city attorney. That, at a minimum.”
By contrast, the present Mayor, Sam Abed, vacillated on actions to be taken concerning our top administrators. He wants to wait for a lawsuit to be heard which, not incidentally, is AFTER the election. This, to us, smacks of a lack of leadership and the taking of decisive action when called for.
If/when an employee lies to you . . . they should be dismissed, for cause, immediately. We have other problems with Mayor Abed.
He is given to embellishing many of his statements with something other than facts.
Several months ago, for example, he told us of a survey he had taken which showed he was going to beat Olga Diaz by 20 points. We asked to see that poll. He said it had been conducted by a third party and they were unwilling to release it. "Sam," we said, "if you paid for the poll . . . you have a right to a copy of it and to use it as you wish." "Yes," he said, "but I don't want to tip my hand to my opponent."
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Travel Tales
Siamese twins walk into a bar in Canada and park themselves on a bar stool. One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us; we're joined at the hip. I'm John, he's Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers, draft please." The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?"
"Off to England next month," says John. "We go to England every year, rent a car and drive for miles. Don't we, Jim?" Jim agrees. "Ah, England!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country...
Just two weeks ago he said that 80% of the people his most recent poll had conducted indicated they were happy with the direction the city was going. We asked to see that poll. Same answer. He would not share the poll or tell us who conducted it or within what demographic.
By contrast, a year ago we asked for a copy of Olga Diaz's poll which showed if it had been taken then she would have beaten Mayor Abed by 9 points. We had the complete poll, questions asked, and demographics in our email inbox that same day. She was responsive. Sam was not. There’s a lot to like about Sam Abed. He promised to hold Town Hall Meetings when elected Mayor. He kept that promise . . . and, for the most part, he conducted the meetings quite well. He runs a tight, well controlled, council meeting.
He has helped to turn the financial status of the city of Escondido around . . . from a deficit position to a comfortable surplus.
He is a man constantly on the move, always accessible by phone or in person (at least to the media). I’ve never had a single problem in reaching
the history, the beer, the culture..." "Nah, we don't like that British crap," says John. "Hamburgers and Molson's beer, that's us, eh Jim? And we can't stand the English - they're so arrogant and rude." "So why keep going to England?" asks the bartender.
"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive." The Beach Too Sandy? It's the Brits abroad
These are purportedly actual complaints received by “Thomas Cook Vacations,” from dissatisfied clients.
1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."
2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."
3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 4. "We booked an excursion to a
Sam for questions or a quote. Even when he’s been upset with me over something I had written, he’s been professional and amiable. He is a sharp dresser, always well groomed and makes a favorable impression wherever he goes. But Sam is also a control freak. He did lead the movement to turn a $15.6 million deficit of four years to $5.9 million surplus in the last three years without using reserves or raising taxes. But to accomplish that he, among other things, closed the East Valley Parkway Library, cut back on recreational facility hours, including swimming pools during the summer months and has had a major impact on popular programs such as Tiny Tots.
He has touted a high-tech business center and led the city’s acquisition of private commerical properties that were to have housed the ill-fated minor league baseball stadium; we now own the properties but high-tech industries don’t seem to be interested. No takers so far.
The city is likely facing several major lawsuits because of the egregious handling of the Jim Maher matter. His top two
water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price." 5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."
6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."
7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."
9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers." 10. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."
11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."
administrators, Clay Phillips, the City Manager, and Jeff Epp, the City Attorney, apparently conspired or manipulated Mayor Abed into making a series of decisions that more closely resembled the Keystone Cops than a responsible city government. There are serious questions as to whether a felony violation of the Election Code and/or or other criminal codes may have been violated. Hopefully, appropriate law enforcement authorities, including the District Attorney and Grand Jury will investigate this matter. Unfortunately, these investigations, if commenced, will occur AFTER the election. More for the terribly unfair handling of the Chief Jim Maher matter, and the lack of transparency, I cannot in good conscience endorse Mayor Sam Abed. Weighing the two candidates, the choice becomes an easy one.
We thank Mayor Sam Abed for his years of service, and the many good things he’s done for the city, hoever, The Paper is proudly endorsing Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz for election to next position of Mayor of Escondido.
12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair." 13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."
14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." 15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners." 16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning." 17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."
18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes." 19. "My fiancee and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but
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Why Do We Need Prop. H?
Do we want a decade of this? Paid for by Escondido Coalition for Open Space and Community Revitalization,Yes on H, Sponsored by Lakes at Escondido LLC, with major funding by Lakes at Escondido LLC, 1800 West Country Club Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
O Orr g generations enerations o off tthis? his? 10,000 square foot community center with Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, and trails Privately funds $1 million Open Space Preservation Fund Creates 155 full-time jobs Pumps $82 million into the local economy Contributes $18 million to the General Fund Nearly 30% fewer homes Reduces water consumption by 58% Protects class sizes with up to $3.5 million for local schools Improves traﬃc patterns to prevent congestion Ends the blight Ends lawsuits
Vote YES on Prop. H! It s Right for Escondido.
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Carlsbad: Residential Burglary Suspect Arrested
On October 22, at 6:38 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a residence located in the 3700 block of Westhaven Drive to investigate a report of a residential burglary that had been interrupted by the homeowner. The homeowner reported that they came upon the suspect in their garage and after a brief struggle, the suspect ran away from the residence.
A witness chased the suspect and apprehended the suspect in the 2000 block of Chestnut Avenue. Within five minutes of receiving the call, Officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody.
Following the arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of approximately 7.4 grams of methamphetamine.
The suspect, identified as 51year-old Jerry Willis of Vista, was arrested for Residential Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Willis was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Bail was set at $50,000. Residents can find informa-
Man About Town
I’m mighty proud of my good pal, Dr. Greg Hurt. He’s the brilliant dentist who heads up the San Marcos Dental Center.
This week he devotes his column on calming us all down in the face of the Ebola scare. In calm, reasoned logic, he points out that while we need to exercise due caution, we really don’t have a lot to worry about, given the necessary exposures needed to contract the virus.
I know I felt much more comfortable after having read his column and you and your family will as well. Check his column on page 9 of this week’s issue. ••••• Had dinner at Souplantation in Escondido Sunday evening -
tion about enhancing home security on the Police Department’s website located at www.carlsbadca.gov/police. Escondido Police Pursue and Arrest Suspects in Car Jacking
On Sunday, October 26th at about 11:35 pm, officers from the Escondido Police Department received a radio broadcast that a vehicle stolen from Oceanside six days prior, a silver Toyota 4-Runner, was possibly in the city. Officers located the vehicle driving in the 1600 block of E. Valley Pkwy. As officers attempted an enforcement stop, the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. At 11:40 pm officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Midway Dr and Washington Ave and were no longer in pursuit.
During a check of the immediate area, officers located the vehicle at 2770 Fieldbrook Way. The stolen vehicle had flipped onto its roof and crashed into the living room of the residence at that address. The driver fled through the residence and out the back door. He was located by officers on Prairiestone Way at 11:51 pm with visible head trauma. The passenger in the
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and as a bonus, we met a fine young man, Cody William Wuthrich, who, it turns out, is the kicker for the Palomar Comets football team and is within a couple of punts of setting the alltime record for Palomar. He hopes to go to San Jose State and chances are he just might get a football scholarship. Nice young man and the food was superb! ••••• The election will be over by this time next week and peace and quiet will return. One election that draws little attention but is a very important one is that for the Trustees for Palomar Health. We are strongly urging you vote for Bruce Krider, Jerry Kaufman, and Steve Yerxa. All three have tremendous experience and are solid business thinkers. All three played a major role in helping to build the hospital we have today and to persuade the Mayo Clinic to embrace our hospital and programs. ••••• It’s a sure sign that fall is here when they hold the Dixon Lake Trout Derby on the Veteran’s Day weekend. Our Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club is proud to help staff the Kiddie Trout Pool on Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th. If you haven’t seen the grins on
Letters to the Editor A Good Question
I am a city employee but have to remain anonymous due to retaliation if my identity is ever discovered. I read your article "Scandal at City Hall" and found it interesting that Mayor Sam Abed is back pedaling and refusing to move forward on his word of termination if the so called "Smoking Gun" letter was true? Instead his answer is to wait until the court decides? My question is why can't he launch an investigation himself to determine what happened and who ordered this letter be drafted and presented to the ex police chief? Wouldn't that be a move to show sinceri-
the little tyke’s eyes as they catch their very first fish ever, you’ve missed a special time. We always have plenty of Kiwanis volunteers to help out at the Kiddie Trout Pond because seeing those smiles and hearing that laughter makes the day so much more enjoyable.
The Kiwanis Kiddie Trout Pond will be open from 10-noon and 1 to 3pm on both days. It’s free for the little ones, under 8 years of age. Just one more example of Kiwanis serving the children of the world!
ty and transparency? Sam Abed's actions, or lack of, is a very strong indication that he had a lot to do with the creation of that letter. The people involved broke the law, should be terminated and disbarred. We can't have news articles titled "Scandal at City Hall." Scandals should be in other cities, not Escondido. We need a complete change in our government and city leadership. Anonymous
I never meant to disappoint anyone by deciding to support Proposition H. I genuinely see it as a compromise proposal and I had hoped more residents would collaborate to refine the project by suggesting additional trails, buffers near existing homes and maybe even fewer homes altogether. So much time has been wasted fighting when we could have been working things out for the best.
Escondido has been damaged by a collection of egos, lawyers and consultants. Friendships have been tested. Civility has been exhausted. The greatest challenge of hold-
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Anxiously awaiting the big program staged by Mark and Lynn Shaw, owners of Auditoary Assistants Hearing Aid Center. They’re holding a “Lunch and Learn” event at Marie Callendars in Escondido on Tuesday, November 4th (Election Day). They have brilliant guest speakers on Hearing Care is Health Care.
You’ll learn about how hearing can have in impact on your health including dementia, falling, and diabetes, at least two of which I’ve had a passing acquainance with. They’ll even buy us lunch! From 10am to noon. C-ya!
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But to their surprise they saw that it contained a tiny computer chip.
This is brilliant!
It was one of the world's most advanced technologies: Invented and produced in Israel.
After having the box checked for safety reasons, the President of Israel at the time, Mr. Shimon Peres, opened the box and saw that the content was feces (human excrement).
"Every leader gives the best his people can produce." ••••• These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words.
instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
A few years ago, the terrorist organization Hamas, sent a gift to the President of Israel in an elaborate box with a note.
He opened the note which said, "For you and the proud people of Israel."
Being a wise and experienced person, he decided to reciprocate, sending Hamas a very pretty package and a note.
The leaders of Hamas were very surprised to receive the parcel and opened it very carefully suspecting that it might contain a bomb.
The chip was rechargeable with solar energy, had a 1800 Terabyte memory and could output a 3D hologram display capable of functioning in any type of cellular phone, tablet or laptop.
The accompanying note to the Hamas leaders stated very courteously...
· A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." · "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress." · "He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr
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Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 6 • October 30, 2014
The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), welcomed speaker Susan Schnebelen Gutierrez, historian and author, to their October meeting. Ms. Gutierrez spoke about the Shipley family of Carlsbad and their ties to the historic Magee house, the founding of Wilmington, Delaware, and relationship to multiple families such as Reche in San Diego County. DAR is open to females 18 years of age or older, lineally descended from an ancestor who aided the patriots fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Visit http://santamargarita.californiadar.org.
Vice Regent Charla Boodry presented Ms. Gutierrez with a certificate and honorarium
The Democratic Club meeting will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 11am, social at 10:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. Midterm elections will be over and results known so Democratic National Committee Member Jess Durfee has been invited to share his perspective of the election results, the drivers and the implications. Jess is Chair of the California Democratic Party Voter Services Committee, and has been the past Chair of the San
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Susan Gutierrez was Guest Speaker at DAR Meeting
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HVCCA Presents Concert by “All-American Boys Chorus”
On Sunday, November 9, at 2pm, the “All American Boys Chorus,” back by popular demand, last here in 2010, will hold a concert in the Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE). America’s quintessential professional boys chorus (ages 8 to 15) has perAt the October meeting eleven candidates formed to standing ovations in concerts worldrunning in the November elections for national, state and local offices presented wide for over 40 years. They sing all types of their positions. music; from Beach Boys to country and western, songs of the 70s and 80s, marches, and everything in between. They have sung with the L.A. Philharmonic, and in St. Paul’s Valley Vista Council (HVVC) of Beta Sigma Phi Cathedral and recently celebrated “Beginning Day” with a luncheon held at The Boat House in Lake San Marcos. The W e s t m i n s t e r theme was “Grow Our Tree.” Attendees enjoying the Abbey, London, day’s festivities with food and fellowship included Carnegie Hall, members from the chapters in HVVC, guests from New York, and Mission California Council, Camino Del Rey Council, Tierra Del Sol Area Council, Xi Beta Xi Chapter, Gamma Chi Master Chapter, Xi Chi Chi Chapter, and Preceptor Beta Alpha.
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New Legislation Secures Funding for the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District
The San Luis Rey Municipal Water District serves customers in a five square mile agricultural area in North San Diego County. The San Luis Rey River and nearby groundwater basins are the region’s only sources of water. The District was formed in the 1950s to provide growers with low-priced water while allowing them to maintain their independence from the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District. The District protects local water quality and quantity, but does not import or pump water. The growers themselves pump the water, which is mostly used for irrigation. Funding for the Water District has been provided by a “standby charge,” allowed under the Municipal
Water District Law of 1911. This fee, which has been approved three times under previous legislation, has always included a sunset date. In order to provide continued, secure funding for the District, I introduced Assembly Bill 2446. The bill eliminates the sunset date, while freezing the fee at $30.
Assembly Bill 2446 will ensure that the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District remains financially sound so that this essential source of agricultural water will continue to be available to the region’s growers for many years to come.
AB 2446 was supported by local landowners, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, San Diego Farm Bureau, the California Special Districts Association and the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District. The bill was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 29.
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the Sydney Opera House, Australia. They have done national TV commercials for KFC, Toshiba, Disney/ABC,
Pacific Life, Mazda, and KTLA5. This concert is sponsored by the Hidden Valley Community C o n c e r t Association (HVCCA), now in its 69th season in Escondido, providing five concerts a season. Three of this season’s concerts will be held at CCAE (visit www.artcen-
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trustees. Their passion to make SMUSD the best school system it could be is evident in the results. Their collective commitment to community through volunteer efforts has resulted in broad community support before and after their reaching office.
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
This year three candidates are running for two seats on the district’s Board of Trustees: Jean Diaz, Pam Lindamood, and Stacy Carlson.
Diaz and Lindamood: the best choice for SMUSD’s Board of Trustees
A lot can happen in thirty year’s time. Take the San Marcos Unified School District in three decades it has risen like a phoenix from near insolvency to become one of the county’s—indeed, the state’s—premier public school districts. This hasn’t been by accident but rather by dint of the hard work and dedication of parents, teachers, and administrators who believed in the district and its mission.
Some of those parents—after years of work as volunteers in classrooms, on Parent Teacher Organizations, school carnivals, and the like—rose to positions of leadership of the district as
Diaz has immersed himself in the community, serving on the Prop. K Bond Oversight Committee as both a member and currently it’s Chairman; a Founding Board Member of the reorganization of the Pace Promise; and serves in a host of other organizations. He lists numerous supporters of his candidacy. With broad experience in both government and the private sector, especially in the financial areas, Diaz can do nothing but add strength to an already strong board.
Lindamood, who currently serves on the Governing Board as an appointee, likewise has shown herself to be a dedicated volunteer with a clear commitment to the district. The result of that commitment has also been support for her candidacy by many community leaders. She has also received the endorsement of the teacher’s union and that group’s PAC has provided some independent assistance to her candidacy
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During World War II, dozens of movie luminaries donned military uniforms, but none would equal the service-to-country of James Stewart. He became a B-24 bomber pilot flying more than 25 combat missions while gathering a handful of military honors, including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Force’s highest honor.
James "Jimmy" Maitland Stewart, who was born May 20, 1908, became a popular film actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. He starred in dozens of films now considered classics. In films, Stewart portrayed the aver-
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· "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating · "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." Charles, Count Talleyrand
· "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker
· "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" -Mark Twain · "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West
· "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
· "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
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age American man with everyday struggles.
In October 1940, Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Army, but was rejected because he wasunder the minimum 148 pounds. Stewart then attempted to enlist in the Army Air Corps, but still couldn’t meet the weight requirement. He persuaded the recruiting officer to tweak the weigh-in, resulting in success.
A college graduate and a licensed commercial pilot, Stewart applied for a pilot commission. At age 33, he was six years beyond the maximum age restriction for cadet training. But in 1942, shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, Stewart became a 2nd lieutenant. Even though Stewart did not want to be a celebrity trotted out to sell war bonds, his first assignment was a rally in Washington, D.C. He wanted a combat unit rather than be a recruiting symbol. But in early 1942, before his additional training, Stewart made a short recruiting nationwide film, “Winning Your Wings,” resulting in 150,000 new recruits. Stewart finally was assigned to a combat unit, but he was 35 years old and getting into combat seemed impossible. His 30-yearold commanding officer understood and recommended Stewart to a B-24 Liberator unit. Stewart was assigned to the 445th Bomb Group as operations officer. The group flew its first combat mission on Dec. 13, 1943,
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versation between two clearly interested participants.
I contacted Tony Manolatos, who does overall consulting for the No on H campaign, and Connie Smeyres, the lady who does the IT work for the campaign as well as maintaining the ECCHO Facebook page.
Ms. Smeyres confirmed to me that she had gotten either a phone call or email that said, "Schlesinger is on our Facebook page. Get him off." She checked out the conversation and claims she did not delete the thread but "hid" it. Later, when she tried to retrieve it, it was no longer there so had, effectively, been deleted. I told her she should not have either deleted or hid it unless there was foul language, abusive name-calling, or physical/verbal threats; that if the ECCHO Facebook page, or any other Facebook page was, indeed, a forum for discussion, pro and con, of a political issue . . . then both sides should have an opportunity to be heard. If the ECCHO Facebook page was restricted to only supporters of Proposition H then that should be made clear at the outset and no one allowed on the
forum without first registering. Which doesn't make for a very interesting forum.
I was furious at this action taken and told Ms. Smeyres, and later, Tony Manolatos, that while I had been a strong supporter of the No on H campaign I was withdrawing my active support in protest of totally unnecessary and ill advised censorship. That censorship had embarrassed me, as a former supporter of No on H and I felt ‘used.’ In my judgment, the ECCHO Facebook site and their actions have been one-sided, mean-spirited, and unfair in presenting a balanced viewpoint and/or reasonable, civil discussion/debate. I am done with the ECCHO Facebook Page and will not actively campaign for the No on H campaign.
I pay particular, detailed attention to who says what on Facebook and I monitor it probably more than anyone else in Escondido.
In my opinion the difference in style, content, censorship, and most importantly, the interest and ability to rationally discuss the situation/project/status quo of the former Country Club golf course, has significantly changed my perspective and new position.
Remember, the key to the ballot measure is the "up to 430 homes" provision. UP TO is NOT 430 ... it could be 20% 30%- 40% 50% or less than that. When the City CHANGED the zoning from R1-6 to "open space" per the Country Club intiative, which the Council adopted, that action acknowledged the STATUS QUO of when Schlesinger bought it ... fair and square. And AFTER HE BOUGHT IT, the City changed it to open space.
So now we have a significant legal threat that the City faces. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that Michael Schlesinger has given me his personal assurances that if Proposition H succeeds or fails he is willing sit down and negotiate a reasonable development plan satisfactory to both parties.
The key here is . . will ECCHO sit down and negotiate? They have shown little willingness in the past. The reality of the STATUS QUO this October 2014 is that the golf course is dead.....gone.... and no one will redevelop one, in particular since the last one went bankrupt three times. I understand why the residents assumed someone else would
keep the course open .... since TO THIS DAY, they believe it is up to someone else to maintain their open space at no cost to them,
BOTTOM LINE .... Whether Prop H wins or loses the end result will be in the courts ... at great cost to both parties......and that the best course of action is to RESTORE some development rights to Schlesinger and then have a mutually agreeable neutral arbiter make sure the project is acceptable to the community and the developer. I have never met Michael Schlesinger personally but have communicated with him extensively via email and/or Facebook. I found him to be gentlemanly, civil, and patient in explaining his positions. I accept his apology for his early actions as being sincere. Many of the figures I used in my original assessment of the Proposition H were supplied by the city and were preliminary in nature. I have since seen updated figures from independent sources that suggest the impacts on traffic, schools, and water are not as originally predicted.
In my opinion, the ideal answer
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bombing the U-boat pens at Kiel, Germany. Later, Stewart was promoted to major and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions as deputy group commander. Stewart received a second award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded France’s Croix de Guerre. He also received the Air Medal. Stewart was promoted to full colonel on March 29, 1945. He became commanding officer of the 2nd Bomb Wing. Stewart was one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years. After the War, the iconic actor continued to play a role in the United States Air Force Reserve. Stewart received permanent promotion to colonel in 1953 and served as Air Force Reserve commander of Dobbins Air Reserve Base. In 1959, Stewart was promoted to Brigadier General. During his active duty periods, he remained current as a pilot of the B-36, the B-47 and B-52 intercontinental bombers of the Strategic Air Command. On Feb. 20, 1966, Brig. Gen. Stewart flew as an observer on a B-52 bombing mission during the Vietnam War. He refused any publicity on that flight because he didn’t want it treated as a stunt, but as part of his job as an officer in the Reserve. In 1968, after 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force. Later he was promoted to major general on the retired list by President Ronald Reagan.
During his long film career, he was nominated five times for an Oscar, winning “Best Actor” for “The Philadelphia Story,” in 1940. James Stewart died on July 2, 1997, at the age of 89.
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with signs, postcards, and the like.
What is interesting, however, is the disparity between the levels of support given Lindamood by the teacher’s PAC and that given to Carlson, the third candidate. The teacher’s group has spent roughly twice the amount on material for Carlson’s campaign as they have for Lindamood. This might be explained by the fact that, absent a stint as a classroom volunteer and eight short months as an Alternate on theProp. K Bond Oversight Committee, Carlson has had virtually no involvement with the district’s schools or the community it serves. Beyond a donation to her campaign from a company in which she has a declared financial interest, her support has come entirely from the teacher’s PAC. One has to wonder what the union expects from Carlson in return. Carlson’s dependence on an organization she would be negotiating with for future contracts is
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The Doctor is In!
You, Your Dentist, and Ebola
First - The Facts: The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact only! That is, it has to be transmitted through broken skin or a mucous membrane by blood or body fluids (urine, feces, saliva, vomit or semen) from a person who is sick with it, or by an object (like needles) that have been contaminated. References to Ebola mutating to airborne transmission come from a 2012 study involving a contamination of monkeys from pigs in an adjoining cage and surface cross contamination was the suspected real cause. Also, although Ebola mutates at a high rate, in studies of viruses for over 100 years "we've never seen a human virus change its mode of transmission."
Second Transmission: Fluids from those infected must be transmitted to a new individual before the first dies, or the virus can't survive. The CDC reflects an incubation time of 2-21 days, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) extends the amount of time a patient could be contagious to almost 42 days, because approximately 12% of those infected may show symptoms beyond the initial 21 days. Testing for a fever while traveling though the airport is like trying to win the lottery, unless you hit it just right, you'll miss detecting an Ebola carrier. This screening is more for us, the public, than it is to prevent the spread of the disease! Going Airborne for Ebola means catching a ride on an airliner and introducing and distributing itself into a new territory or country. Efforts to isolate it have already been severely compromised by our government's slow or lack of proper response. Nigeria stopped its Ebola outbreak cold and it's a 3rd world country! Their most recent case was on September 5th according to the WHO because they used WHO's guidelines for strict infectious controls and responded quickly keeping those infected in local,
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ing office is achieving balance between competing interests. Teasing out the best solution for a complicated issue requires an understanding of facts, law, constituent concerns and the use of conscience and compassion. I hope we can all be good neighbors to each other again - I never give up on people.
A long-time friend and former Councilmember gave me advice when I was first elected. He told me to “Be the same person when you leave office that you are going into it.”I think of his words every time I face a challenging issue. What I am, and always will be, is thoughtful, hardworking and honest. These are qualities admired in most professions – why not politics? Your vote matters to me. I will be a Mayor you can be proud of. /s/Olga Diaz Deputy Mayor of Escondido A Vote for Olga
Thank you so much for bringing the City Government's misstep in the handling of Chief Maher's forced retirement to
isolation treatment centers... and using appropriate protective equipment. They also ran intensive education and awareness programs. Shortly thereafter our CDC stated that there was only about a 10% chance of Ebola arriving in the US. Thomas Duncan was identified as our first case ... the next day!
Third - Prevention: The symptoms of Ebola are similar to the flu. Fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain and unexplained hemorrhaging (bleeding or bruising). Most flu cases seen this winter will probably start out as heightened fear of having Ebola. Dentists and their staff will/should require anyone with these symptoms to "stay at home" but if symptoms persist, see their medical doctor as a safety precaution for the patient,
our attention. A recent letter submitted by a Ms. Bozzay really caught my attention, as she implied that your motive was to influence the outcome of this coming election. Why would we want another four years of deception and dishonesty in our city government? My hat is off to you and our former Mayor, Jerry Harmon, for enlightening our voters.
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.” Mayor Abed told us about a survey conducted by the police officers’ association resulting in Chief Maher receiving a vote of “No Confidence.” I questioned Mayor Abed’s honesty knowing this information to be false.
There are a number of issues that Mayor Candidate Olga Diaz disagree about, however I have never known her to be dishonest. Furthermore, there is no evidence that she had anything to do with the Chief of Police's departure. The terms honesty and dishonesty associate with the term "Trust." Let's put someone in office that we can trust. Orv Hale Escondido
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their staff, community.
In addition, our office will require anyone who's traveled from Africa to wait 6 weeks (instead of the 21 days recommended by the CDC) before being seen for treatment. Strict guidelines are followed for recommended gowns, masks, gloves and face protection and proper disposing of contaminated materials. If a patient shows signs of a possible Ebola infection, the local health authorities must be notified immediately. All that said, the potential for encountering an individual with Ebola is REMOTE. It is important for all of us to maintain a vigilant approach for preventing it's spreading into our community. As your dentists, we often are the first line of detection and defense!
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ter.org) and two in local churches. For information about HVCCA, go to www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondi do.info. For the Boys Chorus, prices are $25/person/adults; $10/children, students, and active military; $20/seniors, and discounted pricing (15%) for CCAE members. For tickets, call the CCAE box office at 800.988.4253 or go online to www.artcenter.org. Meetings/Events Calendar
ARS Accepting Nominations until Friday, October 31st, for Member-at-Large to Join the Board – Alliance for Regional Solutions (ARS) are accepting nominations for a member-at-large to join the ARS board. To nominate someone, contact ARS President Don Stump at email@example.com, by Friday, October 31st. Their general meeting will be from 8:30am10:30am, on Thursday, November 6th for Board Elections and other business, and will be held at North County Lifeline, Sage Room, 642 Vista Village Drive, Vista. For questions, contact ARS, Marylynn McCorkle at mmccorkly@Qinterfaithservices.org Hikers to Celebrate 23rd Annual San Marcos Trails Day - The City of San Marcos Community Services presents the 23rd Annual San Marcos Trails Day on Saturday, November 1. This free hike will begin at 9 am; participants may register at 8:30 am. Participants will choose from an easy 3-mile hike and
a more challenging, 7-mile hike. Walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Hikers will meet at the south end of Santa Barbara Street, San Marcos (south of Craven Road at Orchid Avenue, 33 07.482 N, 117 10.464 W). For information, visit www.san-marcos.net or contact Ranger Ron Vinluan 760.744.9000, Ext. 3535. San Marcos Trails Day is held each year to promote the extensive trail system in the City of San Marcos and to encourage membership in the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation, a non-profit organization that supports the many recreational opportunities in San Marcos.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club to Meet on Saturday - November 1st, at the Aztlan Rooms of MiraCosta College; a workshop will be held from noon to 12:40pm. Marilyn Wilson will lead the workshop “Tips, Tricks, Secrets, and Lies” (she promises surprises). Discuss your garden problems, how you solved them, share challenges that you would like help with, tell about your garden critters. Bring or discuss your homemade contraptions and items repurposed in the garden. The program will start at 12:45pm. Marcia van Loy will speak on attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. She has been a volunteer with the Master Gardeners’ Association of San Diego for 13 years and a gardener for over 30 years. Her garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and was featured in the San Diego Home and Garden magazine’s April 2013 edition. The meeting is open to the public. For more infor-
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‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 9 Proposition H
Thank you for printing my letter the other week on Proposition H.
I just received the attached flyer today, which starts out claiming that "Numerous independent studies show Prop H actually reduces water use by more than 50%"
I was wondering if The Paper could prevail upon the supporters of Prop H to explain to us how we all went wrong in trying to save water by using lowflush toilets and cutting back on watering, when all we apparently really needed was more houses! I hope more and more people will start to realize the double standard being extended to Prop H in the name of quick jobs and money (even though multiple opportunities that provided longer term benefit to our community were consistently not only denied, but fought and driven out! I have liked Sam Abed's activity in the community, and Olga Diaz's active support of those who need a fair chance in today's society. But I don't believe I will vote for either if they cannot convince me that
their goals are just, and not just a bad dose of greed and opportunism. Lou Bruno North San Diego County, CA. Hi, Neighbor!
This is an open letter to Imperial Mobile Home Park residents from Jack and Barbara Hopkins at space #236 for the past 10 years, and formerly your HOA Neighborood Watch Chair.
Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz is committed to being the Mayor that Escondido can be proud of. She carefully evaluates the issues, respects all constituents, and responds with refreshing frankness and transparency. With our vote you can thank Olga Diaz for, among other things, demonstrating just and fair evaluation of rent increase requests from mobile home park owners like ours.
Check her record against that of the current mayor and council majority. The current City Council, which sits on the Rent Review Board for Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks, has, except for Olga Diz, “rubber stamped” short form rent increases in hearing after
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the residents of the Escondido Country Club, surely an agreement may be reached.
It will be developed. The question is by whom and in what design and number of homes. Surely a resonable compromise can be reached without both sides incurring unnecessary legal costs.
Perhaps once the election is over cooler heads will prevail and we can all make some progress and learn to live with one another.
is for the two sides, ECCHO and Mr. Schlesinger, to sit down with an independent arbiter and negotiate a suitable number of homes for the subject property.
Mr. Schlesinger has repeadedly given me his personal assurances he is open to such a meeting. We have yet to hear from members of the ECCHO Board as to whether they would entertain such an idea. I don’t really know which side will win on November 4th. I don’t base my endorsement on that but, rather, what I think is the highest and best use for the property and what will ultimately be best for the city of Escondido and its residents as well as the two parties involved.
ECCHO has retained the services of highly skilled land use attorneys, as has Mr. Schlesinger. With this kind of legal talent and combined business acumen and a shared goal of doing what is best for Escondido, its taxpayers, and
ECCHO has a lot of fine people that make up its membership. It also has some members, and/or supporters, who are, to put it mildly, are a bit over-zealous and need to cool off a bit.
As of now, however, I am withdrawing my endorsement of the No on Prop H campaign and changing my endorsement to Yes on Prop H for reasons cited above.
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The Paper • Page 12 • October 30, 2014 said seriously, “don’t ever bet the rent money on the Chargers.” The two men stared at him. “Why not?” asked the first man? “Because they will always break your heart,” he said softly.
“The Chargers will break my heart?” sneered the second man.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
The San Diego Curse
San Diego stands alone among America’s ten largest cities in never having won any professional or NCAA collegiate national championship in a major sport (baseball, basketball and football). Ever wonder why? Nome and I found the answer one cold rainy night three years ago at a tavern in Julian
It was Halloween Eve. The cold wind blew curtains of rain down Julian’s dark, empty streets. Inside Bailey’s Barbecue and Tavern, the hearth fire crackled warmly and the aroma of wood smoke and roasting meat permeated the flickering gloom. We sat nursing our after dinner drinks idly listening to two men at the bar lamenting the Padre’s dismal season and debating the Chargers chances to make the play-offs. A dark, well dressed man who had been sitting alone at the bar got up to leave. He paid his bar tab and turned to the two men. “A word of advice” he
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hearing, one park after another, without holding park owners responsible for promptly correcting code violations and keeping promises made to their tenants.
Follow the money trail. Deputy Mayor Diaz has received no campaign contributions from park owners; Mayor Abed received more than $4498, including $500 from Imperial Mobile Home Park. If we fail to elect new leadership this November, while a highly qualified fiscally conservative candidate who represents our best interests is on the ballot, we risk the current Council majority eventually weakening, or removing rent control in Escondido.
Before you say it won’t happen, please consider the abusive behavior of Sam Abed and the City Council majority. Under the guise of “fiscal responsibility,” our mayor and his business oriented colleagues closed the East Valley Branch Library at our Civic Center across the street, sold the contents at fire sale prices, and leased the public’s property to a charter school, who thereby avoided a costly expansion. That same council majority wants us to approve Prop G.
“Yes” said the dark man, “not just the Chargers, the Padres, USD, UCSD and San Diego State, they will all break your heart. It cannot be changed.” He continued toward the door. The first man yelled after him “That’s bull crap man, what can’t be changed.”
He stopped at the door and smiled “the curse of course,” and he stepped out into the night. “What’s he talking about,” asked the first man looking at Amanda, the bartender.
Amanda sighed heavily, “It’s a sad story and a bit spooky. Are you sure you want to hear it?”
Both men nodded. Nome and I moved up to the bar and the only other couple in the tavern left their table and took seats at the bar to hear the story. The six of us sat attentively in the flickering firelight as Amanda began.
“In 1929 San Diego State was negotiating to buy land on Montezuma Mesa for their new campus. An Indian clan living on Vulcan Mountain owned the property that SDSU wanted for their athletic fields. The Indians agreed to sell the property with the stipulation that SDSU would supply basketball, baseball and football equipment for the clan’s reservation school. As part of the deal clan chief Mountain Bear’s
Giving the Council more unregulated authority to spend your tax dollars. Vote no on G!
The Paper, in their recent issues, have documented that our City Manager and Mayor show no transparency whatsoever in their handling of the ‘gag order’ issue, and withheld the second installment of the severagnce agreement with the popular former Chief of the Escondido Police Department. It doesn’t pass the ‘smell test,’ and is an alleged violation of the law. As a result of Abed’s questionable activities, a former mayor is threatening another lawsuit against the city and Mayor Abed for misuse of taxpayer dollars. Please look at the character of the candidates, avoid the stigmatic labels and ‘sound bites’ such as liberal and conservative, Republican or Democrat, and let’s elect the best and most qualified candidate - Olga Diaz. Sincerely and respectfully,
Jack Hopkins, Registered Republican Voter Escondido, CA. Doesn’t Like The Paper
So I just read through the most recent paper you dropped off in my lobby and am totally disgusted. First you headline a
son also received a four- year baseball scholarship to SDSU. He was a pitcher. “As the years passed the school honored the scholarship but the coach never played the lad. In the boy’s senior year (1933) Mountain Bear complained to the University President who pressured the baseball coach into promising to play Mountain Bear’s son in the final game of the season.”
“The big day arrived and the entire Vulcan Mountain clan came to the playing fields on Montezuma Mesa to see Mountain Bear’s son pitch for the Aztecs. It was a tight game with the conference championship at stake. The tension grew among the clan members as Mountain Bear’s son continued to sit on the bench. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with the score tied at one all, Coach sent Mountain Bear’s son to warm up in the bull-pen along with his ace reliever, Wally Mc Comb.”
“The excitement grew as Coach signaled the bullpen for a ninth inning relief pitcher. But it was McComb who walked to the mound. He was tagged for a two-out home run and the Aztecs failed to score in the bottom of the ninth, game over. Mountain Bear’s son was nowhere to be found on the field after the game. When the team went back to the locker room they found Mountain Bear’s son’s lifeless body hanging in the showers.” At that moment there was a flash of lightning followed immediately by a crash of thunder that shook the building. The lights in the bar dimmed and then brightened. The room suddenly seemed to grow cold. Amanda shivered.
the end of three days of mourning they built a huge fire and burned the athletic equipment SDSU had provided for the reservations school. As the acrid smoke rolled down the mountain and spread out toward San Diego the tribal shaman stood with Mountain Bear at the top of Vulcan Mountain and Mountain Bear spoke this curse. “San Diego will not see final victory in these sports for one hundred years.” “And that’s the story of the San Diego curse” said Amanda with a shrug.
The second man said, “If that’s true we can’t win a World Series or Super Bowl and our universities can’t win a national championship in football, basketball or baseball.” “Not until the year 2033” Amanda nodded.
“So who was that guy?” asked the first man. “He is the great-great-great grandson of Mountain Bear.” Said Amanda “You don’t really believe in that curse crap do you?” scoffed the first man.
Amanda leaned forward “Well then you explain it. None of our teams ever have won any of those championships and the Padre’s have the worst all time won/lost record of any team in the majors. Besides that, it doesn’t matter what I think, he believes it and he puts his money where his mouth is.”
“He bets against our teams?” Asked the second man incredulously.
“What happened then?” asked the first man nervously.
“All the time” said Amanda, “did you happen to notice that red car parked out front when you came in?”
story by Lyle Davis, targeting the obvious mayoral candidate that the paper DOES NOT support, Mr. Sam Abed, then you fill the paper with endorsements for the Candidate that the Paper obviously supports, Ms.Olga Diaz. You guys should be ashamed. Once again journalism has been reduced to making assumptions and written attacks instead of just reporting news and events. Your choice to be a partisan rag like many other local papers has just lost any respect by me.
you and I were active many years ago in civic affairs. I'm still around and glad to know you are too and still active as in past years.
“The clan took Mountain Bear’s son home to Vulcan Mountain that night and buried him in sacred ground. At
Please take us off your delivery list! I will use the remaining issues in the lobby to line kitty litter boxes. Karen E Seibold, DACVECC Animal Urgent Care Escondido, CA.
An Old Friend
You may not remember me but
The second man’s jaw dropped. “That was his Ferrari?”
I just wanted to thank you for your courage in your "expose" regarding what is happening in the sacred halls of Escondido. I am not at all surprised about the alleged coverup but I hope legal action is taken and if anyone is guilty of wrongdoing that the rightful punishment is meted out. My concern is that said action may not occur before the election takes place. Because of this concern I am voting for Olga Diaz for Mayor and hope that those who feel that we need a change in Escondido will vote for her as well with the idea of a new page commencing in Escondido if Olga wins. . Take care and keep doing the right thing.
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troubling. Also troubling is her failure to declare PAC contributions to her campaign, even though—according to copies of emails I have obtained—her campaign treasurer has been directing placement of the signs and materials supplied by the PAC. At the very least, it raises doubts about her judgment.
SMUSD has a good thing going. Keep it that way. Vote for Diaz and Lindamood and check union influence at the door.
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· "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder
· "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." Groucho Marx
The honeymoon is over when he phones that he'll be late for supper -- and she has already left a note that it's in the refrigerator. Bill Lawrence Love Story for Golfers:
An elderly couple was having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife's hand in his and said, "Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there's something I have to know. In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?"
Martha replied, "Well Henry, I have to be honest with you.Yes, I've been unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason." Henry was obviously hurt by his wife's confession, but said, "I never suspected. "Can you tell me what you mean by 'good reasons?'"
Martha replied, "The first time was shortly after we were married, and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn't pay the mortgage. Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended?" Henry recalled the visit to the banker and said, "I can forgive you for that. You saved our home, but what about the second time?"
Martha asked, "And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn't have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge."
"I recall that," said Henry. "And you did it to save my life, so of course I can forgive you for that. Now tell me about the third time." "All right," Martha said. "So, do you remember when you ran for president of your golf club, and you needed 73 more votes?"
Bring Back the EXPERIENCED Trustees to the Palomar Health Board of Trustees
Bruce Krider Jerry Kaufman Steve Yerxa EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
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Palomar Health Board Election - A Matter of Crucial Significance to the Community’s Hospital Services Let’s Talk About Quality of Care and Palomar Health
Perhaps the best and most evident indication of quality medical care is the selection of Palomar Health by the Mayo Clinic to become a partner on their Mayo ‘Clinical Partner Network.’ They came to San Diego to look for a partner here. The short version is that they looked at everyone and selected Palomar. Their choice of Palomar to be their clinical partner in the San Diego region was made after they evaluated other hospitals in the immediate area. The Palomar medical staff and the Mayo medical staff met extensively over a period of time. Administrations did the same. Palomar board members met with Mayo leadership. The result was an agreement that will continue to provide top quality medical care now and far into the future Backgrounds and Experience for Hospital Trustees
The current Board represents diverse backgrounds in the medical field in the form of a Medical Doctor, a Registered Nurse, a Physical Therapist, an Emergency Medical Technician, two retired hospital administrators, a hospital and healthcare finance consultant, formerly a hospital CEO.
It is imperative that this level of professional medical experience is maintained for the Board to effectively deal with the challenges they will face in the next four years. The three board members seeking re-election have over 150 years combined frontline successful hospital management experience. We know the industry inside out and the Palomar Health District owes some level of its success to the depth and breadth of the experience of its directors.
If there were a significant change-over in the board composition, especially with people without experience or knowledge in hospital governance, there would be a corresponding decrease in its performance. It takes some time before you can walk into a hospital board room and be an effective trustee. It actually takes years for most people to figure out the real implications of many kinds of deci-
sions and what is important to consider and what is not. The learning curve is steep and long and it takes time before most even engage in a meaningful dialogue. To be effective hospital trustees, an individual needs to be knowledgeable in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, healthcare finance, regulatory and accrediting issues, construction and medical economics, reimbursement and insurance, just to name a few. Until you can master those, you cannot expect to reasonably provide competent leadership or oversight to management. Union nurses coming off the floor don’t have that background any more than “most” board members could be nurses. It is a diametrically different arena. Nursing Union “Quality Patient Care”
A common slogan “Quality Patient Care” has been used by union candidates to suggest that quality care is not what is being provided by the hospital. It’s an attempt to justify a campaign against the hospital to win votes and take over the governing body. Indeed Palomar Health has been lauded for its quality of care and high levels of patient outcomes by healthcare performance measurements such as Press Ganey. The CNA is not concerned with competent board members to guide a model hospital system. It wants to stack the deck with their candidate list to gain control of the board. That’s what this article is about.
On November 4, the California Nurses Association (CNA), will be hoping they will have taken over the Palomar Health Board of Directors. Of the nurses running for office, three are sponsored by this labor union.
My wife is a nurse practitioner, and I greatly respect our nurses. They are fabulous at what they do, are highly capable nurses and caregivers and have demonstrated excellent levels of competence by numerous measures. But let me be clear that we are not talking about nursing services here. This is about the underlying union strategies involved in the election. We’re talking about a union attempt to commandeer control of the board of our hospital system, a $1 billion a year organization. We ask for your vote for the present members of the Palomar Board of Trustees: Bruce Krider Steve Yerxa Jerry Kaufman
Thank you in advance for your informed vote!
‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 12 Andy Pino Escondido, CA
Olga’s the One . . .
To the folks who think Olga's position on Proposition H compels them to vote for Sam, take a moment to ponder what happens next. H wins, who better to protect the environment as much as possible? Sam who has happily received at least $65,000 in out of town developer contributions, or Olga with exactly $0.00 out of town developer dollars. In fact, she has refused such money.
If H loses, who better to deal with the future of the golf course land and negotiate the next step? Sam, the proud owner of the developer consultant firm Pacific West Consultants, or Olga who has often been the only council member to stand up for the environment and family friendly recreation and parks?
In either case, and regardless of the outcome of the developer's lawsuit, the residents of the CC area will be better served by Olga as mayor during the next several years of uncertainty and negotiations about the now fallow golf course land. Vote for Sam and you will get what the developers paid for. Vote for Olga, and you get community service first and foremost, without backroom deals. /s/Roy Garrett, Escondido since 1969
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stolen car, identified as Larry Frank Lopez, Jr, a 23-year-old Oceanside resident, required extrication by the Escondido Fire Department. Lopez sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment. Both suspects were armed with handguns and have been charged with multiple felony offenses. The driver was identified as Larry Frank Lopez, Sr., the father of the passenger; he is also being treated at Palomar Medical Center. No one inside the residence was injured as a result of this collision. Officer Omar Mondragon is the arresting/investigation officer. The traffic investigation is ongoing at this time and is being conducted by Officer Tom Venable of the Traffic Division. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Venable at the above phone number 760.839.7422.
Richard Donald Dunbar, Valley Center, CA., possed away on September 10th, 2014, at his home in Valley Center. Mr. Dunbar was born in Rochester, New York, on July 23rd, 1926, the son of Teresa Dunbar (deceased). He graduated from high school and attended three years of college, attaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
He joined the Navy, serving in World War II, then after the war he joined the Merchant Marine but didn't care for it. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served for 27 years before retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant. He was a proud member of the Veteran's Administration and enjoyed bowling as a sport.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia D. Dunbar, a son, William B. Dunbar, two daughters, Tricia A. Lentz and Teresa E. Isaacson, numerous grand children and great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar had been married for 62 years. They moved to California in 1968 and settled down. Services were held on September 25th, 2014, at Miramar National Cemetery.
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San Marcos Senior Center Events in November – Sunday, November 2nd from 2-5pm, the Center and the San Marcos Historical Society are hosting “Fire Up Your Fall – A Harvest Happening at the Red Barn” will feature the Sundance Band, dancing, craft fair, and a quilt show. BBQ food available for purchase. Proceeds are for the restoration of the Old San Marcos Fire Engine. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Senior Center or Historical Society. For more info, call 760.744.5535. Monday, November 10, at 10:45am the Senior Center will host a Veterans’ Day. Entertainment by The Music Men, Barbershop Chorus. Lunch served at 11:30am; suggested donation of $4 for seniors 60 and above; $5 cost for 59 and below. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 760.744.5535, Ext. 3606.
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VOTE BRUCE KRIDER for Board Member
Palomar Health Trustees •Past Chairman • Current Board Member
Lady is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 4 year old, 59 pound, Weimaraner.
• Bruce Krider - 10 years serving Palomar Health • Our new hospital, one of the five most technologically advanced hospitals in the world brought to fruition by Bruce and the current trustees. • The Mayo Clinic has affiliated with Palomar, thanks to the efforts of Bruce and the current board.
Keep the current trustees: Bruce Krider Jerry Kaufman Stephan Yerxa
Would You Consider Helping Save Rescued Dogs by Fostering Them?
The Puppy Coalition Foundation rescues many dogs from regional kill shelters. These dogs are often rescued on their last day of life in these “shelters.” The recipe for providing a foster home for a rescued dog is simple:
1.) A little space for a doggie bed somewhere in your home. We will even provide a bed. 2.) Spend a little time with the dog to go out and do “their business” and get some exercise walking. We like to suggest at least 45 minutes over the course of the day. More is great.
These dogs are house-broken. 3.) Then add love. These dogs crave love because in the preceding months they have gotten little and they all yearn for close relationships with humans.
For many years the royalty in Weimar, Germany, didn’t want Americans to have them, so Weimaraners had to be spayed or neutered before they could leave the country. Lady is very smart and very social. She’s active and she needs exercise. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Lady includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760753-6413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
The Pastor Says . . .
And perhaps the most important life lesson I’ve found in football is to play the whole game, the whole time.
The Chargers would be undefeated if they had played to the end of that game in Arizona. And speaking of Arizona, I watched California (I’ve become a fan this fall because my grandson is a freshman there) lead the Arizona Wildcats for 59 minutes and 56 seconds and lose the game.
The Puppy Coalition will provide dog food and handle veterinary needs.
We will work around your schedule to show the foster dogs to those who may be interested and potential adopters.
We believe that you will find it personally rewarding helping a rescued dog to get a fresh start in a new life. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer to help save some of these wonderful animals, call Bruce at 760-612-9156. When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Edward, a 9-year-old Miniature Pinscher, is a sweet boy looking for a special family to love him. After being found as a stray, our care team discovered that he is blind and unfortunately cannot produce tears. Because of his special needs, Edward would love a safe, calm home to relax with an affectionate family. Edward is available for adoption through San Diego Humane Society at 3450 East Valley Parkway in Escondido and is currently in foster care. To learn more about making Edward part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275 or visit www.sdhumane.org.
Pastor Tom Fry Retired, Church of the Nazarene Football Season
One of the best things about retirement is that I get to watch a lot more football. Before retirement Saturdays were always full of church activities and preparation for Sunday Services, and after preaching on Sunday, I was more likely to take a nap than watch the Chargers. But a couple of Saturdays ago, I watched college football almost all day and well into the night. And still had plenty of energy to watch the Chargers the next day.
I’ve watched close games and blow outs. Overtime games and lightning delayed games. I’ve learned a lot about football, but I’ve learned even more about life.
When a football player (or any competitor) seems to be doing less than his/her best, writers, broadcasters and fans say “He/she called it in.” Just went through the motions. Coasted. “Playing out the string,” they say in baseball. Too many times, we are tempted, at some point in life, to coast on in. To give less than our best. And the result is, personally, a loss. A loss of opportunity, a loss of adventure, a loss of growth, a loss of relationship. Jesus came to the end of his life on a cross he could have avoided. Instead, he saw it through, and, at the end, said, “It is finished.” Only, it wasn’t. Three days later, the cry across the land was “He is risen.” Victory.
Because Jesus played the whole game the whole time.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Celebrating the Craft Brewing Industry
Here are a few things you may not know about the San Diego Craft Brewing Industry:
• San Diego County is home to more than 90 craft breweries • The craft beer industry in San Diego has an annual economic impact of about $300 million • San Diego County has been ranked as "Best Beer City" by numerous sources (CNN, Men's Fitness, USA Today, New York Times)
The San Diego Brewers Guild is preparing for its sixth annual San Diego Beer Week 2014(SDBW), November 7-16. San Diego Beer
Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. The festival attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of the region’s brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego's breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.
You can celebrate SDBW in Escondido by visiting the hugely popular Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, as well as Escondido’s other two craft breweries,Offbeat Brewing Company and Plan 9 Alehouse.
For more information on San Diego Beer Week, visit SDBW.org. For general information about the City of Escondido, visit www.escondido.org
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista Businesses on Display: Nov. 5
and New innovative, as well as established companies from all over the area and beyond are coming to Vista for opportunities and resources that can be found nowhere else in our region. Whether it is our centralized location with easy access to Highway 78 and other major transportation corridors, a skilled labor force, or the quality of life in Vista, there is no shortage of reasons why companies are finding that relocating or locating a new business in Vista is an advantageous and excellent choice.
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Simply The Best Singles Presents a La Jolla Social Mixer – An upscale organization for singles 4060ish, Simply The Best Singles, presents a La Jolla Social Mixer on Wednesday, November 5, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Prospect Bar & Grill, 1025 Prospect St., #210, La Jolla. Street parking, special prices for food and drinks, mixer price is $10/cash or prepay at www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com or call 818.577.6877. Oceanside Woman’s Club to Honor Veterans at Meeting – On November 6th the Oceanside Woman’s Club, at 1601 Missouri Ave., Oceanside, will hold their first meeting at their newly repaired clubhouse after severe water damage and
If you have a business or are interested in opening one in the city, on Wednesday, November 5, head to the Commerce’s of Chamber Annual Business Expo in the Vista Business Park. Over 800 businesses employing nearly 23,000 area residents are located in our Business Park. The event pairs professionals with the opportunity to showcase a wide array of local, regional and global products and services. Drop by the Expo to network and to discover some of Vista’s own microbreweries and urban wineries which will be showcased throughout the event. Drop by the City of Vista booth to meet our Economic Development staff
subsequent renovation. They will honor all veterans (men and women) and hear a presentation by George Coburn, a distinguished WW11 Veteran who earned a Victory Medal and a Purple Heart. All veterans in attendance will be guests of the club for lunch. Please wear red, white, and blue. Toiletries will be collected for the Woman’s Resource Center. Meet and chat with club members at 9:30am; the meeting begins at 10am and the program follows. All women in North County are welcome to join the club and attend other events during the year. Call Lorraine at 760.639.5387 to make lunch reservations.
Daughters of American Revolution to Meet on Saturday, November 8 – At El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, the Santa Margarita Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet. A breakfast buffet starts at 9:30am followed by Major General Arthur M. Bartell, President of the Army/Navy Academy in Carlsbad, speaking about the school, its history and purpose. DAR is open to any female 18 year of age or older, lineally descended from a patriot who assisted in
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Stay safe this Halloween
As you get ready for trickor-treating this Halloween, please keep in mind these safety reminders: • Purchase only costumes, wigs and props labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant. • If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eyeholes are large enough so they can see out. • Provide children with lightweight flashlights to carry for lighting. • Keep dried flowers, cornstalks and other decorations away from all open flame and heat sources.
• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, ensuring nothing blocks escape routes • Use flashlights or batteryoperated candles when illuminating Jack-o-lanterns • Do not allow children to carry sharp sticks or other objects that could cause injury • When in doubt, throw it out—closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. Discard any unwrapped treats from a stranger. • Young children should be accompanied by a trusted adult and walk from house to house on sidewalks when available. Halloween should be fun and safe for everyone and planning ahead can help make the festivities safe
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Heritage Park Fall Festival
As Summer comes to a close and the beautiful Fall weather begins, come on out to the City of Oceanside and the “Friends of Oceanside Parks” Annual Heritage Park Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This familyfriendly event raises funds for the “Friends of Oceanside Parks”, a non-profit organization founded to help support family-focused recreational opportunities in Oceanside. The event will feature great music, a chili cook off and a games area for the kids. Chili
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Parliamentary Law Workshop to be held in Escondido – On Saturday, November 8, with registration at 8:30am, the Workshop will be held from 9am to 1pm, at the Park Avenue Senior Center, 210 Park Place, Escondido. Earlybird fee if received by October 31st, $30/person for first-time attendees; $25 for others. $40 after October 31st and at the door. Presented by the North County Nu Chi Unit of Parliamentarians, using Robert’s Rules of Order at the workshop, you will learn how to have smooth meetings, take less time, be more productive, and have shorter minutes. First-time attendees will receive a copy of “Robert’s Rules of Order—In Brief” and all will receive a workbook. For more information, call Jacqueline Marazzi at 760.650.9290 or George Speer, 760.212.6339 or GSpeerjr@aol.com. Make checks payable to CA Nu Chi Unit; mail to Sally Medina, 2231 Dorothy Court, Escondido, 92027, with name, address, phone #, and email address.
Cook Off tasting tickets will be sold for $5 per person. Food vendors will also be present and game tickets will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to benefit “Friends of Oceanside Parks” and recreational programming in Oceanside. So come on out to Heritage Park at 220 Peyri Road for this enjoyable event that is free to the public. Free parking is also available to all attendees in the event parking lot located behind Mission San Luis Rey. Entrance to the parking lot is off Peyri Road. For more information regarding this or any other Parks and Recreation events, programs or classes, please call 760-4355041 or visit www.oceansiderec.com.
Public Library Announces 20142015 2nd Saturday Concert Series – A full schedule of performances by professional musicians ranging from classical to bluegrass to jazz has been set for the 2nd Saturday Concert Series, starting November 8th with Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist. The concerts are held monthly at 3pm in the Turrentine Room and run through May 2015. December 13 will feature FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artists Concert presents piano and cello protégés, ages 7-16, with performances ad talent beyond their years. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is sponsored by Friends of the Library. All concerts are free and open to the public, at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. For more info on this concert series and other programs and services, contact Paul Crouthamel at 760.839.4814 or visit www.library.escondido.org. Craft & Hobby Show on November 9th in Vista – The Unity Way Church invites the public to join them on Sunday, November 9th, from 12noon to 2pm, for a Craft & Hobby Show.
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Talented artists, artisans and crafters will be displaying their wares, including greeting cards, Christmas decorations, jewelry, knitting, paintings, photography, plants, for viewing and purchasing. Get a head start on holiday shopping. Free admission and parking. Bring the whole family. Unity Way Church is located at 171 Unity Way, Vista, (behind Lowe's Home Improvements, cross street Lado de Loma). For more information, go to www.unityway.com or phone 760.726.1224. Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 15th – The Annual Craft Fair will be on Saturday, November 15, from 8am to 2pm, at Palomar Estates East, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served starting at 11am. Do your shopping for the holidays.
Escondido Senior Service Council Sponsors Shredding Event - On Thursday, November 13, from 10am to 12noon, a truck will be in the parking lot outside the doors at 728 North Broadway, at the Senior Center. The public is invited; no businesses allowed. Bring as much as you want and shred your personal papers for free. For questions or more information, call 760.480.0611 or visit the website at http://escondido-senior-services.org. Also, the Council provides many other services for seniors during November and early December, so check them out on the website.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026449 The name of the business: Sweet Nectar Embroidery, located at 1714 El Rosal Place, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Deborah J. O’Grady 1714 El Rosal Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Deborah J. O’Grady, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/03/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024846 The name of the business: Cocina del Carmen Catering, located at 505 Vine St., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Carmen Colon 505 Vine St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carmen Colon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026321 The name of the business: Rosano’s Chevron, located at 236 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: R. Rosano, Inc 236 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/16/14 /s/Robert W. Rosano, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026607 The name of the business: Rippers, Rippers Gourmet Hot Dogs, located at 1611 1/2 S. Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Guise Enterprises, Inc. 740 El Dorado Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Andrea Teravainen, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026587 The name of the business: L&L Maids, located at 1225 N. Broadway, #13, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Latoya Moore and Maria Castellanos 1225 N. Broadway, #13 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Latoya Moore This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026787 The name of the business: Left Coast Networks, located at 2796 Loker Ave., Suite 103, Carlsbad, CA. 92010, is hereby registered by the following: Robert Cade Gore 2130 Meadowlark Ranch Cir. San Marcos, CA. 92078 David Self 159 Diana St. #4 Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/David Self, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/07/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026789 The name of the business: Carranza Tree Service, located at 240 S. Las Flores Dr., Apt 49, San Marcos, CA., 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Sabina Chavez Lopez 240 S. Las Flores Dr. Apt 49 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/07/14. /s/Sabina Chavez Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/07/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026900 The name of the business: Family Resources, Family of God Resources, located at 3452 Descanso Ave., #6, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: William R. Jacob 3452 Descanso Ave. #6 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/14/93. /s/William R. Jacob, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026259 The name of the business: Dr. Julian Pacino, located at 708 Mulkey Lane, Denton, Texas 76209, is hereby registered by the following: Julio Patino 708 Mulkey Lane Denton, Texas 76209 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Julio Patino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026153 The name of the business: Connie’s, located at 1688 S. Melrose Dr., #206, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Connie Ambacher 2000 S. Melrose Dr. #168 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Connie Ambacher, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/01/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027684 The name of the business: Abbott Assist, located at 1810 Harmony Grove Rd., Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Andrew Abbott 1810 Harmony Grove Rd. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Andrew Abbott This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/20/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028064 The name of the business: Power Tires, located at 1620 Grand AVe. #1, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Patricia Fausto 140 Dogwood Pl. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Patricia Fausto, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/23/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014
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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 14-015 on October 30, 2014. Project No.: P14-0034 Case No.: DP 14-015 Applicant: Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church Request: A Director’s Permit for the continued operation of a 4,598 square foot assembly use (place of worship) and shared use of a 3,979 square foot day care facility for Sunday school purposes. Location of Property: 380 Mulberry Drive, more particularly described as: Portion of parcel 9 of parcel map no. 4886, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as filed in the office of the County Clerk Recorder of San Diego County on July 2, 1976. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-210-35. 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, November 10, 2014). 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 Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204 or email@example.com. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/30/14.
CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 88533, TWIN OAKS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (City Clerk's Office on the second floor), at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918, up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., on October 24, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. The work to be done is described in these Bid and Contract Documents for the above stated Project. The general Scope of Work is as follows: DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of the construction of curb & gutter, concrete sidewalk on the north side of Cassou Road, and multi-purpose D.G. trail on the south side of Cassou Road, including all the related work such as storm drain infrastructure and traffic signal modifications. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located at the intersection of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Cassou Road and extends west along Cassou Road to the City of San Marcos and County of San Diego jurisdictional line. GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services
Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held for this project on October 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Valley of Discovery Room, City of San Marcos City Hall. The Contractor is required by the terms of the Bid and Contract Documents to perform diligently and continuously in order to complete all Work in every detail, exclusive of maintenance periods, to the satisfaction of the Agency within forty five (45) WORKING DAYS after the Date of Commencement. The Contractor shall pay the Agency, or have monies due it withheld, the sum of One thousand dollars ($1,000) per calandar day after contract time has expired. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR "SEALED BID FOR TWIN OAKS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex.
Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions Estimated construction cost: $ 375,000.00 s/s Michael Edwards, City Engineer/Director of Public Works Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Oct. 23, 2014 and Oct. 30, 2014 City of San Marcos: Notice of Public Hearing: Consider an Amendment to the City’s Program of Projects within the 2014 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 10, 2014, a public hearing will be held with respect to the City of San Marcos approval of an amendment to the 2014 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) regarding the City’s TransNet Local Street Improvement Program of Projects. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization, is responsible to administer the RTIP. The RTIP is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year program of proposed transportation projects and any project that is capacity increasing or funded with state, federal or by the TransNet Ordinance must be included within the RTIP. SANDAG provides opportunities to amend the RTIP throughout the year. SANDAG has now initiated an amendment to the 2014 RTIP and is providing the City of San Marcos an opportunity to submit any changes, additions and/or programming of TransNet funds at this time. The City of San Marcos is recommending the amendment of the RTIP to adjust the TransNet funds programmed for capital projects. A complete list of the amendment is available for public review at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Interested persons wishing to express their views on the aforementioned TransNet Program of Projects will be given an
opportunity at the public hearing, commencing at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at 1 Civic Center Drive in the Council Chambers, San Marcos, California. Written comments prior to the hearing will also be accepted and shall be submitted to City of San Marcos, Engineering Division, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069-2918, Attention: Beth Herzog, Sr. Management Analyst. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/30/14 & 11/6/14 NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 14-013 on November 6, 2014. Project No.: P14-0030 Case No.: DP 14-013 Applicant: Childcorp Inc., dba “Growing Tree Children’s Center” Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the continued operation of a 3,979 square foot child care facility (day care center) in shared space with an existing assembly use at the west end of the building. Location of Property: 380 Mulberry Drive, more particularly described as: Portion of Parcel 9 of Parcel Map No. 4886, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as filed in the office of the County Clerk Recorder of San Diego County on July 2, 1976. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-210-35. 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, November 17, 2014). 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 Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/30/14.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028347 The name of the business: Hanson Quarter HOrses, located at 1646 Little Gopher Cyn Rd., Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Cathlene Hanson 1646 Little Gopher Cyn Rd. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/25/1985. /s/Cathlene Hanson, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/27/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014
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