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Memories.

What would life be without memories?

Some of the happiest memories of my life revolve around KOWN, the one-time radio station based in Escondido, CA., and serving North San Diego County. The Paper - 760.747.7119

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I spent the years from 19701977 either selling for, or managing, this superb radio station which was owned by long-time pal, Alan Skuba.

Alan and I share a number of memories, one of the biggest being “The Cruise.”

Which is wacky.

Clip remembers: “We talked about the idea of Crusing for

We are about the same age and for some strange reason we like each other. We seemed to work well together and have similar senses of humor.

Clip Helps, long-time Program Director of KOWN, had recently seen the movie “American Graffiti,” he had recently purchased a 1955 Ford convertible, it was 1974, and an idea came to him.

about three weeks on the radio. We played Adult Contemporary music during the day, then switched to rock and roll at 6pm, so we reached a broad spectrum of the audience. We just talked about Cruising on East Valley Parkway (which was then called Valley Boulevard) and we said, ‘we’ll just meet at the mall at 6pm on Friday and we’ll cruise the strip.

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Well, the word got out to the area high schools and their various car clubs; those car clubs told car clubs from other high schools both within San Diego County as well as out of state.

On Friday night we played the American Graffiti soundtrack throughout the evening. We had cars come to the Cruise from New Mexico, Arizona, all over.”

Well, the “Cruise” erupted into one of the biggest promotions the city had ever seen, It started out as a simple plan to have some fun . . . our sales staff didn’t even bother to go out and sell advertising related to the the event. They, and I, just didn’t think it was that big of a deal. Wrong!

Let John Wilson, retired Lieutenant from the Escondido Police Department take it from here:

I do remember that night, but, probably not as fondly as Lyle Davis does. I remember it as the night KOWN almost destroyed Escondido. I don’t remember the exact year but we were not far out of the lawless 60’s.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

Another Government study provides outstanding results . . .

Australian Ag Officials admitted that they found about 200 dead crows on the highway between Noonamah and Palmerston, in Northern Territory, where there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. The Territory Government approved and the agency contracted a bird pathologist to examine the remains of all the crows and he confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu, much to everyone’s relief. However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, and only 2% were killed by car

Escondido was an entirely different place back then. I think this was a Friday night. I was a patrol sergeant and I think we had only four other officers working. There may have been one or two reserve officers riding second man with a regular. Nothing big ever happened in Escondido and that is just what we expected that night – nothing. I knew that KOWN was promoting cruise Valley Blvd. but no one took it seriously.

At about 1800 hours, (6:00 p.m. for all of you who went to Canada when you got your draft notice), we started getting calls of cars racing on Valley Blvd. The responding officer radioed back that it was widespread and continuous. It was just one race after another and other cars were parked facing Valley Blvd to watch the racing. I knew we had to stop this before we had a bad wreck. I ordered all other calls suspended and all units to Valley Blvd to arrest racers and tow their cars. I saw right away the numbers were just too big for us. I had dispatch call the CHP for help. A few SDSO Deputies came too. I called Bob Wolford, he was a Lieutenant then – and my boss, and he authorized calling in all available EPD Officers and reserves. That did not accomplish much because we had

impact. (Didn't know there was a difference!)

The Territory Government then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kills.

After 18 months of research and $2.7 million spent, the Ornithological Behaviourist determined the cause in the deaths. When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.

His conclusion was that the lookout crow could say “Cah”, but he could not say “Truck”. I just wanted to make sure that you knew your tax money was being well spent. "Woman stops gator attack with a small Beretta pistol."

This is a story of self control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself? A Beretta Jetfire testimonial. Here is her story:

only a few police cars. I remember officers using unmarked detective cars trying to make traffic stops. Then what I was afraid of came to pass. There was a crash. My memory is sketchy but I think it was a fatal hit and run. I recall Jim Sarvis, a detective, rolling to it in a 1958 GMC pickup that we used to haul anything too big for a patrol car. It has no lights and siren so Jim was honking the horn and flashing his headlights. It was so out of control that we sent an over-age detective to a serious call and he had no gear. The CHP handled that for us. I always did love those guys.

I had dispatch call Lyle at home and tell him to be ready, I was coming for him. My thinking was his people started this so he can call it off. Lyle rode with me for several hours. He did have his people try to call off the party but it had no effect. This was the most excitement these kids had ever seen. The numbers were just against us. Kids blocked off street so we could not get to the trouble makers. We barricaded lots and they just moved the barricades. This really was a mutual aid case we had no experience in using that. The Fire Dept did but not us. Lt. Wolford was over his head too. Anything he wanted to do just took men off

While out walking along the edge of a bayou just below Houma, Louisiana, with my soon to be ex-husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator suddenly emerging from the murky water and charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire .25 caliber pistol with me I would not be here today! Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. It's one of the best pistols in my collection! Plus ... the amount I saved in lawyer's fees was more than worth the purchase price of the gun. Dead Penguins... I never knew this!

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ? Where do they go? Wonder no more!

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The

the street and I sorely needed them on the street. He is gone now and I don’t want to look like I am critical of him here.

As the night wore on we did arrest the worst offenders and we towed their cars and seized their alcohol and marijuana. That was before the days of jail booking charges so lots of guys took the long ride to S.D. County Jail, in San Diego. The Vista Jail had not been built yet. Jail overcrowding was not yet a crises in the jail.

A whole lot of calls did not get answered that night. Many in the crowd used the situation to commit other crimes like burglary and robbery.

When it was over those guys who were on graveyard just kept working. They had already been on the job for about 6 hours anyway. Those of us who went off shift just stayed and wrote the arrest reports. Here is something you may not have thought about; there was no such thing as paid overtime then. We did all this for free.

I considered writing up an arrest warrant request for Lyle Davis and Clip Helps for being an accessory before the fact to

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penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing: "Freeze a jolly good fellow." "Freeze a jolly good fellow."

It's so easy to fool OLD people.

Oh quit whining, I fell for it, too! Old Blue

A young cowboy from Texas goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all his money ..... he calls home. "Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here in Missoula that will teach our

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inciting a riot. Maybe conspiracy to riot would have been better. If I was not so exhausted I would have loved to see if it would fly. And so it appears that I and Clip Helps both escaped the long arm of the law. (What a memory John Wilson has!)

met in 1962 when Skuba managed KAVR in Apple Valley, Ca., and Kiner was chief engineer. Skuba managed the station for the first few years while Kiner served as the station’s chief engineer. Skuba made some dramatic changes.

Along comes a young, energetic and creative man by name of Alan Skuba. Having formerly managed KAVR in Apple Valley, California, Skuba learned of KOWN and not only cast covetous eyes toward acquiring it, he did something about it.

In 1968 KOWN-FM (92.1) signed-on the air with automated programming.

In the early 70’s the AM format began broadcasting all country and western music and was known as KOWF.

But let’s go back to the beginning. How KOWN came to be and where it went from ground zero.

A retired Los Angeles City College instructor, Mrs. Julia K. Owen founded the station and hence the call letters KOWN. The studios and transmitter operated from a small clapboard structure on Hale Avenue and broadcast at 1450 on the AM dial. Located near the sewer plant, the radio station was not much to look at. Or listen to.

Decision” at the KOWN studios. The program was heard by more than 1,200 radio stations throughout the world. Live interviews were conducted with Senator George Murphy, Lawrence Welk and then Governor Ronald Reagan.

Dean Kiner, Skuba’s Partner and Chief Engineer

He arranged a lease in what was then known as the Escondido Village Mall, built some state-of-the-art studios and offices, with great big picture windows so spectators could come by and watch the dee jays at work, pumping out music and reading late breaking bulletins.

It was on August 6, 1964 when studios and general offices were moved to the Escondido Village Mall on East Valley Parkway. It was, at the time, California’s first enclosed, air-conditioned mall comprised of 25 varying businesses ranging from Walker Scott Department Store and Sears to Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, restaurants and J. Jessop Jewelers.

Skuba hired some outstanding talent to make the operation work - beginning with Clip Helps as Program Director, Jay Raymond as the General Manager, Bob Barnes, Sales, JoAnne Wert, as the receptionist, Bob Mehl, who did on the air work as well as occasional sales. Jay Raymond, JoAnne Wert, and Bob Mehl, have all since passed away. And some young whippersnapper named lyle e davis.

Bob Mehl, above, Bob Barnes, who came from KAVR, Apple Valley, below

The daytime format featured adult contemporary music with local and national news and weather throughout the day.

At night, rock n’ roll music was aired from 6 p.m. to midnight. Emphasis on reporting local news was key bolstered by two radio-equipped mobile units from Peto Motors. The original KOWN, based at the During football transmitter site season, the station would broadThe negotiation to purchase cast games of Escondido High, KOWN occurred over a period Orange Glen and San Pasqual of many months. Finally, the as well as Palomar College. transfer of ownership was completed and Alan Skuba and Reverend Billy Graham, who partner, Dean Kiner, pur- had a home at Pauma Valley, chased the station for $100,000 would infrequently tape his and began operations on July weekly program, “The Hour of 1, 1964. Skuba and Kiner first

It all came together and North County fell in love with KOWN. We had promotions, we had parties, we had fun! Long time North County folks may remember the flagpole sitting stunt we arranged at the old Reynolds Toyota of Escondido. The late John Reynolds loved the idea and gave me the green light to put it together.

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Letters to the Editor

Improve City Leadership

I happened by Mayor Sam Abed’s campaign booth at the recent Escondido Street Faire and was immediately criticized by our Mayor for a letter I had written that was published in a recent edition of The Paper. Mayor Abed implied that the letter focusing on the dismissal of Police Chief Maher was full of mistruths. He was also very critical of Lyle Davis, the publisher of The Paper. I was one of three people who met in the Mayor’s office on July 1st. During that meeting, Mayor Abed said that a survey conducted by the police officers’ association resulted in a vote of no confidence for Chief Maher. None of us who attended that meeting had any different interpretation of what he said, but at the street faire, Mayor Abed modified this version to being a survey of just a few officers. How many represents “a few?” What were the officers’ rank?

I also brought up another issue about my wife and me appearing on a list of his supporters several weeks ago. (At my request, the Mayor immediately corrected this “mistake” and our names were removed) Several of our friends also appeared on the list, without their permission. During our street faire conversation, I asked Mayor Abed why, just a few days ago, (October 17th) we were solicited for a donation and asked to staff his street faire campaign booth. Sam immediately appeared to be angry and responded with, “That request did not come from my committee. It originated with another organization!” or words to that effect. When I returned home that day, I rechecked the e-mail document and could not find any indication of the invitation being sent by “another” organization. In fact, at the bottom of the page, it says, “Paid by Sam Abed for Mayor, ID1315596.” I sent the Mayor a copy of the invitation and have not received any response from him.

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Walmart in Oceanside is Hiring

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Oceanside plans on hiring up to 65 workers for the new store, scheduled for an opening next year.

The Mission Square shopping center will house a 31,000 square foot facility and will become the chain’s fourth store in Oceanside. A temporary hiring center is now open at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Applicants can also apply online at www.careers.walmart.com. The store will sell primarily fresh produce, meats and household goods.

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Carlsbad’s Army Navy Academy Shaken by Sex Scandal

Area educators and parents of cadets enrolled at Carlsbad’s Army and Navy Academy are shocked at the arrest of a former top executive at the school. The Academy is scrambling to effect damage control

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in the face of criticism in a variety of quarters. The Academy, long a distinguished boarding school for young men who sought a top education with top educators and adminstrators, is reeling from the results of the arrest.

Among other things, the Academy is worried about its ability to continue attracting potential new cadets as well as possible cadet withdrawals from the current crop of students. It faces mounting criticism for not properly vetting Jeffrey Barton, the top administrator who was arrested following complaints of former students, now adults, who claimed he had sexually molested them. Upon investigation it was learned that he had similar problems at prior employments. Critics argue that an Academy with the reputation of the Army Navy Academny should have invested the funds to have a private investigator research the candidate for employment. Then, they argue, his past might have been discovered and numerous students saved the sexual molestations they allegedly were subjected to. The chargess against Barton, if proven, will likely result in civil suits against the Academy. Judgments, if any, if they are large, could cause the Academy to go under finan-

new pharmacy in Escondido known as Pharmacy DME, Inc. at 909 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido.

Joseph couldn’t resist snapping a digital picture of Sheba taking in “Animal Planet.” (See photo below)

Remember that movie that tugged at the heart strings and featured a dog, “Old Yeller?” Well, that dog was a Black Mouth Cur, a breed of dog common in the south.

She’s a six month old pup and, as pups do, she gets in her share of trouble. But it’s comforting to know that Sheba finds time to relax and take in her favorite shows on the Animal Planet tv channel. Joseph is the Medical Equipment Specialist at the

Academy officials have hired a former New York sex-crime prosecutor to evaluate its hiring practices and how the Academy responded to several rumors about Barton’s activities. Further developments will be amplified if and when the case goes to trial. Escondido’s War on Graffiti Continues

The Escondido City Council approved the expenditure of $286,000 to purchase necessary materials to wipe out and control an ongoing graffiti problem in Escondido. Long a pet project of Mayor Sam Abed, the campaign had begun to show great progress until budgetary problems slowed the aggresive attack on graffiti.

Now, with an improving economy and a few more dollars available, the council was persuaded to fund acquisition of 100 gallons of graffiti resistant paint, 1,700 square feet of fake ivy, four power washers, three airless sprayers, three surveil-

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place on Facebook . . . I love sushi, so decided to try it. All they say about it is true. Slight price change . . . it's no longer all you can eat for $20. . it's now $21.95 . . . but before 3pm. I got there at 3:30 so had to pay $24.95. That was fine. They also offered Sapporo Japanese beer, two for one, (Happy Hour prices) but I was driving and did not order beer (though it would have been very tasty with the sushi!)

Food was fresh, tasty, and first class sushi. If I get a craving for sushi I often go to the Chinese Buffet on E. Valley Parkway. It’s only about $8 a serving, all you can eat . . . but it's not world class sushi and doesn't offer the finer cuts (octopus, eel, shrimp, etc.) . . .

Man About Town

It happens we not only have a good ol’ Southern by name of Joseph Lane . . . but he happens to own a Black Mouth Cur that goes by the name of Sheba.

cially. The facility is already on the hook for $65 million earmarked for a remodeling.

If you’d like to meet Sheba, give Joseph a call at 760.480.1082. While you’re at it, stop by and get acquainted and see the all new pharmacy and its large inventory of medications and supplies. They’re mighty good neighbors. ••••• You like sushi? Let me recommend Rancho Bernardo Sushi. I had heard a lot about this

At Rancho Bernardo Sushi you get the works. Top flight selections of fish, eel, eggs, whatever . . . I left quite full and satisfied. Service was excellent, food was great. I'll go back.

Evelyn doesn't care for sushi but I'll still take her with me. They have Chicken Teriyaki, other dishes for those that aren't sushi-files. Strong positive recommendation. I'll go back. Perhaps I’ll see you there? ••••• If you own a newspaper and

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During this dialogue, I asked the Mayor about a rumor associated with terminating certain health benefits for Chief Maher’s family. The Mayor said he didn’t know specifically about that matter, but if it happened, it was consistent with an agreement Jim Maher made with the City at the time of his retirement. I find it hard to believe that anyone would agree to losing deserved health benefits for his family members. I concluded the conversation by telling Mayor Abed that I didn’t believe him.

What I do believe is that Escondido needs a leader who exhibits better integrity and honesty, and who will be fair to all concerned, building goodwill and better friendships and will manage by making decisions that will be beneficial to all concerned. The newly elected mayor should take steps to eliminate any senior staff members who do not manage by these principles. Orv Hale Escondido

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want to find out if you have anyone reading our publication, here’s a clue:

Publish a joke and . . forget to publish the punchline. We did that last week, accidentally, I hasten to add. The joke was . . .

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, my finances, Social Security, etc .... I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English.

I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got all excited, and asked

(And the reader was left waiting for the punchlineline which was . . . )

‘if I knew how to drive a truck.”

(I had to explain to one lady who called, even after I told her the punch line, that terrorist used suicide bombers who drove trucks loaded with bombs. “Oh,” she said. “I see. That’s funny.’

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Brilliant combat correspondent, author, and occasional contributor to The Paper, Michael Yon, writes: Amazing Thought: We've had attack helicopter pilots who are too young to rent a car.

During some research, I remembered that we had some very young pilots in Afghanistan and Iraq. So I reached out to a few pilot friends and asked what was the youngest pilot they saw in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. The answer was 19 or 20. (Like WWII.) That sounds awful young to complete all that training, but then I had a friend who was a SEAL at 17 (Scott Helvenston), and I was a "Green Beret" at 19.

Now that is amazing if there was a 19 year-old combat pilot in the recent wars. This means when he or she flies home on leave, after flying multi-million dollar helicopters, the pilot cannot rent a car at the airport. ••••• Memo to Ruby Kist Apple Juice Manufacturers: You have very tasty apple juice but I won’t be purchasing it again. Reason? You make it too hard to open your product.

It took me five minutes and the application of a butter knife, a screwdriver, and, finally, Evelyn with a nutcracker, to apply enough force and leverage to open the lid to your bottle. It’s not worth it.

PS: You make very good apple juice. Pity you don’t know how to package it properly. ••••• I have made an executive decision.

Evelyn and I are going to get tattoos. Lots of ‘em. Up one arm and down the other. Lions, tigers, panthers, clowns, you name it, we’re gonna get ‘em tattooed on our bodies. Gonna get some piercings too. Eyebrows, nose, lips, tongue.

It’s all the rage, you see, and we, though in our advancing years, want to be, above all else, “hip.” I note that more and more often I see waitresses with tattoos running up one arm and down the other. Some expensive tattoos . . . some dirt cheap (and they look it). One gal looked like she did her own tattoos . . . and not very well.

I’m really excited about how “hip” I’m gonna be. ‘Course, I guess I maybe, sorta, oughtta check with Evelyn first.

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lance cameras and one flatbed truck.

The council voted 3-1, with Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz dissenting, to aprove the funding, at the urging of Mayor Abed. Diaz suggested she thought the city was going overboard on its reaction to graffiti. Escondido was the first city in San Diego County to track taggers with software and to allow people to report graffiti with smartphones. Prior to the new $286,000 funding approval Escondido had already budgeted $350,000 per year for the campaign. The operation features three full-time employees, eight trucks, six airless sprayers and five power washers. The new funding will add to that equipment list. Vista Mayor Judy Ritter Being Challenged by Youngest Council Member

Cody Campbell, the 27-year-

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old councilman who was elected less than a year ago, has let it be known he’s after Mayor Judy Ritter’s Mayoral position.

Stating he was frustrated at his inability to push his ideas through the council due to procedural rules he decided to challenge the Mayor so he can move legislation along more efficiently. He argues Mayor Ritter has not provided adequate or proper leadership, a role he feels he can deliver. Vista, being a largely Republican dominated city, may be a difficult race for Campbell, a Democrat. Campbell seems unfazed by that fact. He believes there are enough broad middle of road or moderate Republicans, Democrats and independent voters in Vista to overcome the difference. Last year, Campbell led a field of eight other candidates, including incumbent Councilman Frank Lopez, to win his council seat.


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Contemporary Women Welcomes New Members

At a recent meeting of the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Co-Membership Chairmen Lisa Pratt (left) and Kathleen King (right) are shown welcoming new members Sandra Peterson, Sandy Youngdale and Barbara Sawvell, in photo above right. CWONC is a volunteer organization and social club. For more info about them, visit the website at www.cwonc.org or contact Lisa at membership@cwonc.org.

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I first met Jerry Harmon, then an engineer with Pacific Bell, later a councilmember and Mayor of Escondido, as well as the late Fred Einer, a General Engineering Contractor in Escondido. They handled the logistics of (a) installing a telephone pole, above which was (b) a small cabin on a platform, and (c) a pay phone into which spectators could drop coins in order to talk to Eddie Wofford, one of our popular dee jays then known as Eddie D, later to migrate to San Diego where he became Ed Chandler and worked at several San Diego radio sations.

I don’t remember now how long Eddie lived in that little house, but it raised a fair amount of money for a worthwhile charity; I think it was “Eddie sits on the pole for Polio,” designed to help fight polio.

John Reynolds was a super marketing guy. Later on, he and I put together a promotion where we had a California sea lion on display at his dealership with an invitation for listerners to come by and name “The KOWN Easter Seal.” The winning entry would have the sea lion donated to the San Diego Zoo in their name. Well, as part of that promotion

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Their meetings start at 7pm on the second Monday of each month at their new location, the San Marcos Senior Center, 111Richmar Ave, San Marcos. (Photo by Lisa Pratte) Woman’s Club Delivers Books to School

Members of the Woman’s Club of Vista delivered 100 First books to Foothill-Oak Elementary School on “College Day.” The students paraded around the school courtyard with their college banners held high denoting the colleges of choice: Yale, Vassar, Harvard, etc. What better day to donate 100 books to assist the students in furthering their college goals! The next 100 First books are ready to go to I had to charter a plane, fly to Santa Barbara, where I purchased a young sea lion, with cage, to transport back to Escondido, via Palomar Airport. I took my then-wife, Mary, along with my two sons, Scott and Kenny. Worried about one of those three getting airsick, I brought along some barf bags, just in case. I needn’t have worried. Not one of them got airsick. Surprising, since we had this sea lion in an open crate behind us. The sea lion was constantly belching and otherwise passing gas with a distinctly fishy odor. Not pleasant in a warm, confined aircaft cabin. Add to this the fact that, late in the day, the accumulated heat from the ground bounces upward into the air, making low altitude airplane flights rather bumpy and you have the perfect ingredients for someone getting airsick We were mere minutes away from landing at Palomar Airport when the bouncing plane ride and the sea lion belches and gas attack got to me.

You see, I was the one who got air sick. Thank heavens for barf bags. (And, yes, my family has never let me live it down. Me, a licensed pilot . . . getting

Grapevine Elementary in November. Pictured left to right, above left: Jane Balser, Judy Pantazo, President Nancy Jones Meetings/Events Calendar

Computer Geeks Needed – OASIS will be starting a new trimester in January 2014 with new and ongoing computer classes being offered. There is always a need for instructors for Vista, San Marcos and Escondido Senior Centers. If you are interest in helping, please call Don Piller at 760.796.4007 or email him at dpiller@cox.net.

“Light Falling Down” Premieres at Oceanside Theatre Company – “Inspired by true stories, ‘Light Falling Down’ illuminates the nature of survival and the resiliency of the female spirit’ states author Aimee Greenberg. Oceanside Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of “Light Falling Down. Performances have already started but additional performances are scheduled at The Brooks Theatre,

airsick!)

The winning name was “Esky.” and the sea lion is now part of the San Diego Zoo sea lion population (Though, come to think of it, this was about 35 years ago. Dunno what the life span of a sea lion in captivity is. Perhaps “Esky” has gone to that big sea lion rookery in the sky). Lots of spectators/listeners came by the Reynolds Toyota lot and lots of them bought cars. Which put a big smile on John Reynolds face.

KOWN was also known for its local news coverage. Probably the greatest recognition we ever received for that was winning the Associated Press Best Radio Documentary award for “The Straws the Broke the Camel’s Back.” This documentary recounted the actions of former Escondido Mayor, Wil Mason (see photo below.) Mason had been elected by the largest plurality ever in the history of Escondido. After being named Mayor he became

217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, on Friday and Saturday (November 1 and 2) nights at 7:30pm and a Matinee at 2pm on Sunday, November 3. Admission is $21/general; $17/seniors, $14/students & military. Purchase tickets online at www.oceansidetheatre.org or call the box office at 760.433.8900. The Gala will be on Saturday, November 2, at 6pm. Gala tickets include dinner, drinks, seating at that evening’s performance, raffle tickets and dessert/coffee during a post show talk-back with the author. Gala tickets are $50/each and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Center to Host Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival – On Friday, November 1, this free community event celebrates Day of the Dead with authentic Mexican food, music and crafts, as well as candlelit altars. This is a time for family and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed. California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) will host this event from 6-9pm. In addition to these festivities, the Center and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente (BFTC) have teamed up to present

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intrigued with the power he had acquired and began to steadily abuse that power. An old saying, “power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely,” came to mind.

One evening, it was alleged that Mason, following a council meeting and considerable drinking, was stopped by Escondido Police and taken to police headquarters (which was then located near the “old” Palomar Hospital on East Valley Parkway.

Upon ariving at police headquarters, Mason allegedly entered the drunk tank and slapped a drunk prisoner around, and allegedly also verbally abused a female police dispatcher, calling her “a fat cow.” He then allegedly called then-City Manager, George Patterson, at home and told him to “get your ass down here right now. These cops want to

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ticket me and you need to take care of it.” Fortunately, one of the officers present had the presence of mind to secrete a tape recorder under his jacket and recorded the entire series of events. I was called at 4am and offered the tape recording. We met at the radio station at 5am and listened to the tapes.

low councilmember, George Linthicum, stormed into the radio station, demanding to see Alan Skuba. They demanded that Skuba fire lyle e davis.

voters what happened, you’ll succeed.”

Subsequently, we met with Carl Appleby, former publisher of the Times Advocate. We shared the tape with him, told him this was big, that it was something that we, as the media, should work together on to break as the complete story at the same time. We would broadcast and publish the allegations but would save the tape for a specific date when all of the details would come out.

Sometime after that, I somehow got talked into a more relaxing activity: jumping out of airplanes.

Skuba declined to fire me and Mason and Linthicum slithered out of the office.

Appleby agreed. Thus, two competitive media worked together for the good of the community. Carl Appleby always was a class act. Former Mayor, Wil Mason

Word got back to Mason that I had the tapes and that we had already broadcast bits and pieces of the incident account. Furious, he and his pal and fel-

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dog, Ole' Blue how to talk!"

"That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ole' Blue in that program?"

"Just send him down here with $1,000" the young cowboy says "and I'll get him in the course." So, his father sends the dog and $1,000. About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home.

"So how's Ole' Blue doing son?" his father asks.

"Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this -- they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!" "Read!?" says his father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?"

"Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class." The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can

A move to recall Wil Mason got underway almost immediately. Recall supporters worried they would fail because Mason had been elected by such a large plurality. At one of the recall meetings I advised the recall committe that “you can do anything you wish if you work hard enough. If you get out into the precincts and tell the neither talk, nor read. So he shoots the dog.

When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited.

And that’s just what they did.

Mason was recalled by a 3-1 margin. His enormous popularity had waned once the voters learned the details.

Skydiving was becoming the rage and so I took the plunge (literally) and made my first parachute jump just outside of El Cajon. The drop zone there no longer exists.

I remember my first jump (doesn’t everyone?) . . . leaving the airplane, the wind hitting my face, my eyes tearing up from the wind, and the thought racing through my mind . . . “what in the hell have you gotten yourself into?!” And then that greatest of all feelings. A big tug on the shoulders as the parachute deployed. Glancing up I saw one of the most beautiful sights in the world, a parachute canopy fully inflated with air. I remember gently floating down to earth, looking about at the cliffs and rock formations around me, at the valleys meandering about the countryside, seeing the ocean . . . and

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"Where's Ole' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!"

"Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ole' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does. Then Ole' Blue turned to me and asked, so, is your daddy still messing around with that little redhead who lives down the street?" The father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that SOB before he talks to your Mother!" "I sure did, Dad!" "That's my boy!"

The kid went on to law school, and now serves in Washington D.C. as a Congressman. Jenny Craig for Men

I called the company and

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Regardless of your religious beliefs or philosophy, the first printings of the Bible was the catalyst for spurring widespread education and literacy, bringing the nations of the world closer together. Printing with movable type can be traced back to 1040 AD, invented by a Chinaman, Bi Sheng, who began using movable wood blocks to print. In 1392, the Koreans were using movable copper type to print. But the dawn of modern-day typesetting began in the mid1400 by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany.

Unlike his Oriental counterparts, Gutenberg’s process made printing practical, which led to a revolution in mass

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thinking . . . “this is what an eagle sees every day.”

My first landing was the best I ever made; about six feet from the target. I was sufficiently enamored of the sport that I made four more jumps. And, I talked Clip Helps into jumping. I was unable to convince Eddie Wofford to jump.

On the appointed day, Clip and I went to the Perris Lake Parachute Center near Perris, California. He went through his training and we boarded our plane. I jumped first and was on the ground watching Clip as he descended.

I noticed he was landing with the wind. You are supposed to land facing the wind so the wind holds up your parachute and gives you more control both for landing and after getting on the ground; it then allows you to empty the chute of air and avoid being dragged along the ground by the wind. Clip hit the ground and he proceeded to act like a farmer’s plow as the billowing parachute pulled him along the rich farmland, face down, getting acquainted’, up close and personal, with Mother Earth.

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communications. Until the advancements of the computer, Gutenberg’ method remained the principal way to print until the late 20th century.

Gutenberg’s method centered around the key innovation involving the making of a punch-stamped mold that could cast large amount of metal type with precision for a new kind of press using oilbased ink. His first printing job for mass distribution was 180 copies of the Bible in 1455. Until that time, the Bible was painstakingly done by hand by clergymen, taking as long as 20 years just to produce one volume. That first Gutenberg edition was printed in Latin.

His technology spread throughout Europe and by 1520, more than 200 different editions of the Bible had been produced. While Gutenberg printed his first volumes in Latin, printers began producing other books, posters, simple news announcements in their native languages, which made books on all subjects readily available to not just scholars, but to the general population. This resulted in people becoming more literate. News and ideas spread quickly and widely, bringing the world

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We raced to help Clip get out of his chute and harness and upon arrival we found Clip with that bright, white, toothy smile of his, staring at us from behind a dark brownish-black face, the result of having his face plowed through the dirt. He laughed and said, “Man, once that parachute opened I just couldn’t wait till I got on the ground. I didn’t care which way the wind was blowing, I just wanted out of the sky and back on the ground.” Clip never jumped again. The parachute jumping was not a KOWN promotion; it was just something off duty radio folks did. Crazy stuff, but, then, we radio folks tended to be a little whacko. Another time I attended and taped interviews with members of the Swallows Sun Island Nudist Club near San Diego. And, yes, I had to adopt the unfiorm of the day while visiting the park. You’ll forgive me for not posting photos of the event. None exist.

We arranged for Miramar, which had a stable of horses for its military personnel to ride, to make the horses available to us on a Saturday.

We then began the ride in Old Town, San Diego, where Kit Carson, some 100 years earlier, had ultimately arrived. He had walked all the way from Mule Hill just outside Escondido, for reinforcements following the infamous battle at Mule Hill, when we got our backsides kicked by Los Californios, the Mexican cavalry. We were going to retrace his route, but in reverse, from Old Town back to Escondido.

We invited VIP’s, clients, family, friends, most anyone who wanted to come along was welcome. We rode in shifts. Most of us. I rode the entire way, from Old Town to Escondido. Let me tell you from first hand experience, that is tiring!

We had all kinds of media coverage, television, newspapers and, of course, our own KOWN made sure there was plenty of local radio coverage. So many people joined us. Roger Hedgecock met us just south of Miramar. I think it was an election year and he wanted the publicity. He got it. We rode across NAS Miramar, took various back roads, avoiding the freeway traffic. When we finally arrived at Kit Carson Park, the terminus of the event, I gladly bade farewell to my colleagues and headed home. In a major error of judgment, I, being superheated, jumped into my swimming pool and almost killed myself.

The day of my first jump, with son, Scott, then probably about 4 or 5 years old

As you can see, there were a lot of different, and interesting, adventures that came with being in the radio business. One of the more spectacular and attention getting promotions we did was the Kit Carson Pony Ride. This involved a partnership with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, working with the then-Miramar Naval Air Station, with the city of San Diego, the county of San Diego, the state of California, a whole litany of bureaucratic hurdles to jump and permits to obtain . . . but we got ‘er done!

The end of the trail. At last! Alan Skuba in foreground, me, on horseback, center

The shock of the cold water hitting my overheated body almost did me in. Were I to do that today I’m sure I would soon be heading for the morgue. But I recovered, and here we

are today, recalling the memories of yesteryear.

One other memory I recall Bonanza!

We had a promotion which tied in with Wonder Bread out of San Diego. We worked with civic and service clubs, giving them booklets with advertisements of participating sponsors. Their instructions were to visit the sponsor, secure some item from each sponsor they could use to make a costume and, at the end of about a 13 week promotion, we had a big dinner party and the ladies all modeled their costumes, most of which were fashioned out of bread wrappers. Sounds crazy and it was, a little bit. But it was also a lot of fun. We took the ladies on bus trips to not only visit the sponsors but also going to Hollywood to meet the stars. At the contest finals we’d give out cash awards and the ladies absolutely loved it. So did we. Fun, fun, fun! Radio was fun! Where are they now?

Alan Skuba lives in Palm Desert, California now. He and his wife Nancy have been there for years. Alan is Director of Member Relations at the Bighorn Golf Club, one of those very pricey golf clubs where if you have to ask the price of joining . . . you can’t afford it.

Membership consists of a lot of very nice, very successful, and very wealthy people. Alan has come a long way since he came to Escondido and purchasing that radio station from the late Julia Owen. Clip Helps is totally retired now, living comfortably in North Escondido.

Clip held down the ‘morning man’ slot . . . morning drive time is always the most important time period of the broadcast day and Clip held that position for years. He was still in that position when I left in 1977. Not only did Clip do the morning show but in the afternoons he would referee baseball games . . . at night he would broadcast football games, in season. We all wondered just when it was that Clip would sleep. To this day, we don’t know. For a number of years after leaving KOWN Clip did the traffic reports for athe Metro San Diego radio network . . . but when they moved to LA

and required Clip to move there, he decided to hang up his mike and headset and call it a career . . . after 48 years.

Clip recalled for me a number of remote broadcasts he did: The Ross Martin Celebrity Tennis Matches at La Costa. “We met all kinds of stars. We were in the Celebrity Lounge above the tennis courts. You couldn’t get in unless you were a celebrity or had a media pass. We did that from 1971 to 1974. During that time I met Lucille Ball, James Garner, Johnny Carson and Bill Cosby. One morning I was setting up my remote equipment and noticed a pair of brown legs in tennis shorts. I looked up and it was Bill Cosby. ‘Do you need any help,’ he said. He then introduced me to Mel Brooks, then along came Carl Reiner and Norm Lear. They proceeded to do 20 minutes of material, each one feeding off the other. It was amazing! I was doing an interview and never said a word, they took the mike and just sailed! It was the funniest thing I’ve every been around. I did ask Mel Brooks abou this comedy album, the ‘2000 Year Old Man.” He was not aware that Capitol had begun distribution, nor was Carl Reiner. Stefanie Powers came by, she had just launched her movie career with “Experiment in Terror” - with Glenn Ford and Ross Martin, and with Lee Remick playing Stefanie’s sister. Later, I, too, would attend the Celebrity Tennis Tournaments at La Costa.

Typically, in the evening, after tennis, they would have a barbecue and you got to stand in line and visit with the stars. I met Clint Eastwood, Steve Allen, Lucille Ball (didn’t care for her. Imperious.) Steve Allen, Ed Ames (didn’t like him either. Arrogant.) Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (from The FBI, a big program back then), Jimmy Durante, and Johnny Carson.

I grew up in Omaha and was there when Carson had a local tv show (which I didn’t think was much good.) I asked him what prompted him to leave WOW-TV, one of Omaha’s top tv stations. He rubbed his thumb and forefinger together and said, “money.” I think he wound up doing okay. My biggest claim to fame from the La Costa Celebrity Tennis Tournaments is that I was at the middle urinal in the men’s room, standing between Ross Martin of my right, and James Franciscus, on my left. No, I did not ask them for their autographs.

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‘Fun Years of KOWN’ Cont. from Page 8 We also covered the Andy Williams Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines. Biggest star I met there, besides Andy Williams (he was quite short) was Tom Poston, to me, one of the funniest comedians ever. Clip Helps: “One of the dumbest things we ever did was to do a remote broadcast of a tennis tournament from Rancho Bernardo. At La Costa we’d do celebrity interviews and play music. At Rancho Bernardo we had to actually do play by play of a tennis tournament.

The KOWN Control Room, above and bottom right

Think about that for a minute. Imagine describing a tennis tournament . . . ‘and player x hits the ball, it goes over the net, player y hits the ball, it goes over the net . . .’ and, well, you get the picture. One of our salesman thought it’d be a great idea and sold it to some sponsor. The station always needed money so we accepted the deal. We shouldn’t have. But we learned.” Dave Love did mid-days and/or afternoon drive times. He’s still in the area but out of radio. I see him occasionally at Dominic’s Restaurant in Escondido. Eddie Dillon, a great personality who had worked for me when I managed Dick Clark’s radio station in Santa Barbara, came on to take over the afternoon drive time. Eddie set North “County on fire as “Prince Edward.” He was a charmer and the ladies loved “the Prince.”

Eddie’s mom had become very ill while he was with me in Santa Barbara. I held his job open for him while he went back east for an extended period of time to take care of his mom. He never forgot that and was grateful to me forever. He was as loyal as a little puppy dog. Sadly, Eddie died at a fairly young age. Some type of heart problem (which wasn’t helped by the fact he smoked

Sherman cigarettes all the time).

Eddie Wofford, who held down the night time slot, later by Phil Boles, went on to work in San Diego radio and is now in Texas, doing broadcast consulting.

Phil Boles went into the San Diego radio market, adopted the new air name of Phil Flowers and was fairly successful. Unfortunately, he got involved with drugs and he, too, died an early death. When I last saw him he looked terrible. Teeth were rotting out - I think methamphetime did that to him . . . and it took his life as well. Great talent, great kid, just got messed up in life and with the wrong people. John Leslie, our original ‘long haired hippie,’ did well with us, left for San Diego, Made a brief name for himself and then he, too, died at an early age.

Palomar College radio station.

Every Saturday morning at about 8:30am, Doug calls me at home and we talk on the radio about old memories, about The Paper, and about most anything old timers talk about.

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moved to Washington, D. C.

After 10 years of ownership, Skuba sold the station in May 1973 to Los Angeles area brokers Art Hogan and Jack Feldmann. The sale price was $562,000. (Both Hogan and Feldmann have passed away.) The studios were subsequently moved to what was then the Vineyard Shopping Center, east of the Village Mall.

Doug Best Today

Jay Raymond (below) sold, did a little on-air work when Skuba first bought the station. Later (1971), Jay managed KGOE, Thousand Oaks. Bob Barnes sold airtime in Apple Valley and came with Dean Kiner and Skuba in '64 when they bought KOWN. Skuba was G.M. Kiner was Chief Engineer @ KAVR (1961-

Sports fans may recall that KOWN was big on sports. Clip Helps covered high school football on Friday nights, and we carried both San Diego State Aztecs and Palomar Comet football on Saturdays, and the Chargers on Sundays. Clip broadcast the Palomar and high school games. We also carried the Lakers in the 80’s, including when they went on their 33 game winning streak. KOWN was pretty much the sports voice of North County for years.

Nick Upton came to us with a bit of a speech impediment, stuttering, I think. He worked that out, went on to San Diego radio and is now seen fairly often on KPBS pledge drives on television. Glen Haworth, now a pastor at Chino Methodist Church in Chino, CA. Doug Best was with KOWN before I joined. He and I teamed up on one major project, though that was after Alan Skuba had sold the station.

Doug and I put together “Doug Best Swings” where he would buy a block of time from KOWN and broker the advertising time. He worked out a partnership with the late Jim Cotton and his show was off and running, becoming highly popular. He still runs his show today, at age 88, broadcast every Saturday from KKSM, the

Bob Barnes moved later to WSLR Radio in Akron, Ohio, along with Dick Lumenello who succeeded Alan Skuba as Station Manager/Sales Manager from 1967-68. He went on to manage very successful radio properties in Akron, Ohio, and a string of stations for Clear Channel in the northwest. Dick is retired and resides in Boise, Idaho. Jerry McLevis, station manager from 1968-1970, brought country music to the KOW. Jerry, as I understand, is deceased (at an early age).

And that young kid, lyle e davis, took over as Vice President and G e n e r a l Manager from 1970-1977; after lyle left the station, D a v e R u l e m a n b e c a m e G e n e r a l Manager, under the new ownership of H o g a n Feldmann. Ruleman later

Alan Skuba in the Escondido High School Pressbox

The station enjoyed years of success and popularity throughout much of northern San Diego County.

Skuba went on to own and operate another AM station in Thousand Oaks, Ca. He was president of Escondido Cable Vision, San Marcos and Vista Cable Vision. A partnership with area businessman, Lyle Bradley, led the two into ownership and operation of 4 full-service car washes in Escondido, Vista, San Marcos and Poway with former San Diego Padre and Cy Young Award winner, Randy Jones. Ultimately, Skuba and Bradley owned and operated five Marie Callendar Restaurants in Escondido, San Diego and Palm Desert. They were among 13 initial investors in Jet America, a start-up airline with routes to Chicago and

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Dallas from their base in Long Beach, Ca. The pair partnered in the construction of 87 industrial buildings in Escondido and San Marcos. Bradley and Skuba founded Investment Motorcars, a halfcity block in Escondido dedicated to the exclusive sales and service of Mercedes-Benz. Lyle Bradley passed away in December 2008. Skuba, now 74, lives in Palm Desert with his wife of 55 years, Nancy. The couple’s four children live in Del Mar, Long Beach, Murrieta and Las Vegas. They have 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is Director of Member Relations at BIGHORN Golf Club in Palm Desert where he has been for the past 18 years.

KOWN and KOWN-FM was eventually sold to Art Astor, owner of the Inland Empire. KOWN became known as KFSD, which featured classical music, but has recently changed formats. I’ve heard that Art Astor sold his interest in the station but have not confirmed that. Other KOWN personnel:

Bob Hudson, I believe is in San Diego. We have lost touch. Ross Allie, Colorado, Casino dealer,

Dave Ruleman, Washington, D. C., Sharlyn Spates, real estate in Temecula

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“Mexico…Vive su Folklorico,” on the Concert Hall stage at 7pm. Tickets cost $15/person and can be purchased online, www.artcenter.org, or by calling the Ticket Office at 800.988.4253. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido.

Try-Outs for USO/Big Band Show There will be try-outs for STAR’s USO/Big Band Show on Saturday, November 2, at 1pm, at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar St., San Marcos. Adults 40+ are invited to audition. Guys are especially needed to join in. The big production will be in March of 2014. Call 760.294.1331 for more information.

California Native Landscape is Program – When the MiraCosta Horticulture Club meets at 12noon on Saturday, November 2, Greg Rubin, owner of California’s Own Native landscape Design, Inc., will speak on the California Native Landscape. Greg, with Lucy Warren, has written a book on this subject, and has designed over 600 native landscapes in San Diego since starting his company in 1993. The meeting will be held in the Aztlan Room in the Student Union at MiraCosta College. A workshop on gardening adventures with cuttings will begin the event. Bring to share branches or flowers from plants you like growing in your yard. Following, refreshments and a plant raffle will be held. The club also is gathering donations of food for the MiraCosta College food pantry at the meeting. For info, call 760.721.3281, or go to http://miracostahc.org. Welcome Our WW II Veterans Home on Sunday, November 3 – Honor Flight San Diego (HFSD) is proud to be able to take another World War II group to Washington, D.C. for a “Tour of Honor” and they will be returning to San Diego on Sunday, November, by 2pm. Please join in to Welcome Home the returning WW II Heroes at the San Diego Airport Terminal 2, Baggage claim 1,2,3 area. Bring an American Flag, a Welcome Home poster, show your American Pride, and give a big thanks to our WW II Veterans for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today. Visit the HFSD Photo Gallery and view the October 18-20 “Tour of Honor photos

Orchid Hobbyist Betty Kelepecz to Speak at Orchid Society Meeting – At the Wednesday, November 6th meeting of the Palomar Orchid Society, orchid hobbyist Betty Kelepecz will talk about her favorite orchid, Masdevallias. Learn about these orchids at the meeting at 6:30pm in the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos. Visitors are welcome; parking is free. For more info, visit www.palomarorchid.org or call 760.510.8027.

Oceanside Woman’s Club Announces Meeting – On Thursday, November 7, the Woman’s Club of Oceanside will hold their meeting at their clubhouse at 1606 Missouri. Coffee and chat starts at 9:30am, with the meeting at 10am. A representative from the Operation Troop Aid will be giving the program. The club is very active in many community projects and welcome all women to attend, get involved, and join the club. For additional info, call 769.941.5171.

Business Women’s Group to Celebrate 15th Anniversary – On Thursday, November 7, from 68:30pm, the local Soaring Eagles chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), will be celebrating their 15th year of promoting women personally and profes-

sionally through networking, education, national recognition, and leadership opportunities. The meeting will be at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Guest speaker will be Liz Goodgold speaking on “Red Fire Branding.” Entrepreneurs, business owners, and all working women are invited to see why ABWA is the organization of choice for women interested in connecting through networking. Members cost is $23. For this meeting there will be a special guest rate of $15/person. To make reservations or for more info about the event or ABWA, contact Sue at 760.822.2242 or abwamembership@gmail.com.

Meet Kevin Faulconer at Republican Women’s Meeting – Meet Kevin Faulconer at the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women’s new satellite group’s November 7th evening meeting. Kevin, San Diego mayoral candidate and city council member, will be the speaker at the first meeting of this group, Thursday, November 7th, at the Courtyard by Marriot Rancho Bernardo, 11611 Bernardo Plaza Court, Rancho Bernardo. RBRWF After Hours is the extension of RBRWF, and will meet in the evenings on the first Thursday of each month. Cost is $15/person and includes hors d’oeuvres buffet. No host bar is available. Parking is free. The schedule will be from 5:30-6pm, Happy Hour Social; 6pm Welcome and the “Who-WhatWhy” of Republican Women, given by the presidents of SDCFRW and RBRWF. At 6:30pm, Kevin will share his vision for San Diego and his unique qualifications to be the next mayor. Bring guests. All are welcome. RSVP by Monday, November 4 by emailing to programs@rbrwf.org. Website is rbrwf.org. Friday’s at the Foundry – Featuring artist Shari Roberts, on November 8th from 6-8pm, is an art party hosted by the fifteen resident artists of New Village Art’s Foundry Art Studios, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad. The evening will boast fresh art, live music, and fun for ll ages within the creative atmosphere of the artists’ studios. There will be an interactive community art project. The evenings’ programming is always free. For more information, call 760.433.3245, or visit www.NewVillageArts.org.

Escondido Democrats to Discuss “The Politics of Education” – The Saturday, November 9th meeting of Escondido Democrats will focus on "The Politics of Education in Escondido" with a panel of school board members. Confirmed speakers are George McClure and Randy Garcia of the Escondido Union High School District, and Marty Hranek and Jose Fragozo of the Escondido Union (Elementary) School District. The meeting begins at 10am, with social time, followed by a business meeting at 10:30am, and program at 11am, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway. Admission is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. On-site parking is free. For additional information, telephone 760.740.8595, email communications@escondidodems.org or visit www.escondidodems.org.

Men’s Health Expo on Saturday, November 9th – The Alliance for Regional Solutions will host a Men’s Health Expo on Saturday, November 9, at the USC School of Social Work, 16870 W. Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo. RSVP by November 4 to sdac@usc.edu. Attend educational workshops and join the Movember Team Page to support the Movember Foundation and raise awareness of men’s health issues. For more info, visit www.regionalsolutions.net.

The Center Embraces Classical Music with Discovery Series –

Responding to the popularity of its classical music programming, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) has added to its roster a new concert series highlighting young artists making a name for themselves on the world stage, winning some of the most prestigious awards in their fields. Presented in conjunction with the La Jolla Music Society, the Center’s Discovery Series will showcase three musical virtuosos celebrating age-old classics. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will open the series on Sunday, November 10th, at 3pm. The other two Series programs will be Nadir Khashimov, Violinist, at 3pm on Sunday, January 19, 2014; then Pavel Kolesnikov, Pianist at 3pm on Sunday, April 13. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Tickets can be purchased for a single concert or a series subscription. Single ticket prices are Center members/$26; non-members/$30; student/military/$20; children 12 and under/free. Series subscriptions are $71/Center members or $81/non-members. To get discounted rate, Center members should call the Ticket Office at 800.988.4253. Tickets can be purchased online at www.artcenter.org/performances.

Program To Be About Luiseno Indian History – At the Wednesday, November 13th meeting of the (GFWC non-profit) Woman’s Club of Vista, the speaker, Cathleen Chilcote Wallace, will share Luiseno (San Luis Rey) Indian history, language, artifacts, and music, and discuss her book “One Day at Batiquitos Lagoon.” The luncheon cost is $15/person, and the meeting starts at 10:30am at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Guests are welcome. Call Nancy Jones for reservation: 760.822.6824.

Senior Anglers to Hear About Lake Hemet Improvements – At their meeting on Friday, November 8, at 9:30am, the Escondido Senior Anglers will hear from Tim Colvin, Senior Vice-President for Business Development, Lake Hemet. He will discuss the improvements being made to the Lake Hemet Campground, current lake and fishing conditions and what impact the recent wildfire may have on the lake Hemet Watershed. Meetings are held at the Park Avenue Senior Center (formerly Joslyn Sr. Center), 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Guests are always welcome. Call Ron Casapulla at 760.736.4009 for additional information. All meetings are free. This energetic over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh and saltwater fishing, youth trout and catfish derbies, various picnics, RV camp-outs and other community service events. There will be door prize drawings also. Local Lions Club Hosts Fashionable Fundraiser – The Champagne Village Escondido Lions Club is hosting a fashion show and charity auction on Saturday, November 16, starting at 11am. J.C. Penney is providing the fashions to be modeled at the gala. The luncheon will be held in the Champagne Village Hall. There will be both silent and live auctions. Lion Leah Kapp, chairman of the event says there will be over 50 items to be auctioned, including gift certificates from local restaurants, a variety of gift baskets, area golf course passes, and much more. All costs for the luncheon are being paid by the Lions Club members. Therefore, all donations are 100% tax deductible, and every penny raised will benefit local charities, such as Interfaith Community Services, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Junior Blind of

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America, Braille Institute, Southern California Lions Eye Institute, Canine Companions, Campaign Sight First and other worthy vision institutions. Tickets are $15/person and must be purchased by Saturday, November 9. For info, contact Leah Kapp at 750.749.0660, or mail your check, payable to C.V. Lions Club to Leah at 8975 Lawrence Welk Dr., #227, Escondido, CA 92026. The Champagne Village Hall is located just south of the Lawrence Welk Resort, between Gopher Canyon and Deer Springs Roads, on I-15. It is a gated community; the entry gate on Champagne Boulevard will be staffed during the event to give directions to the Hall. Veterans Day Ceremony Planned The San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Veterans’ Day, Monday, November 11, at the Helen Bougher Memorial Park in San Marcos. Heidi Rassatt, coordinator of this event, has six tiles etched on the Wall of Remembrance honoring six young men from San Marcos that were killed in action. They are the Hometown Heroes who went to Vietnam after high school and paid the ultimate price, and they will be honored at the ceremony. For more info, call Heidi at 760.727.1919.

Second Saturdays Program Sparks Children’s Creativity and Imagination – The California Center for the Arts (The Center) presents a monthly workshop series which offers free arts activities for families. Next session is an Ofrenda Workshop on November 9, from 10:30am-12noon, to tie into the annual Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead, and will be held in Studios 1 and 3. Materials are provided; just bring creativity. All ages are welcome. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Contemporary Women Support “Covers With Love”

Members of the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently met at the San Marcos Community Center and had a fun and productive morning sewing 58 colorful pocket blankets for “Covers with Love” to be distributed to children hospitalized with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. CWONC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Members, residing throughout North San Diego County, are dedicated to strengthening their communities and

ordered their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.

Before there were interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields.

She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, you can have me.'

DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW OUT SO FAR IT MAY GO HOME IN ANOTHER CAR. Burma Shave

tion about Covers With Love, check the website at www.coverswithlove.com.

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The fifth Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Gardens was a flurry of straw and smiling faces with the creation of 27 scarecrows by North County families. Pictures are Guajome Park Academy volunteer Sung Jae Jung and his mom Judy Lee with their “Cool Guy” scarecrow, created during the Festival. Twenty scarecrows will be on parade inside the Children’s Garden through the end of the year; seven are visiting downtown Vista businesses that sponsored the scarecrow event. Over 700 visitors attended the Festival and over 100 volunteers led activities where kids and their families did crafts, active games and relays, decorated pumpkins, and bobbed for more than 100 apples. The schedule for children’s classes is posted at altavistagardens.org. The Gardens are located inside Brengle Terrace Park and are open daily from 8am-5pm.

The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before me a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck.

Fall Fun Festival at Gardens Yielded 27 Scarecrows

Without a second thought, I took off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, I finally gave up… : - (

The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, I weighed myself and am delighted to find I lost 10 lbs. as promised. I called the company and ordered their 5-day/20 pound program.

Caballo Park Planning Moves Forward

A park proposed around the Charros arena and adjacent to the Escondido Humane Society is being addressed by both the city of Escondido via a “master plan” and a community organization headed by local residents. The last public planning meeting for this proposal is November 14th at the East Valley Community Center.

More info can be found at the El Caballo Park website and blog, the board members of El Caballo Park Conservancy, the Charros, Tim Smith the landscape architect, or Escondido's new Director of Library and Community Services. Fridays at 4, Happy Hour Mixer –

The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman I have ever seen in my life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, 'If you catch me you can have me.'

Well, I'm out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and I do my best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens and I'm gradually getting in better and better shape. Much to my delight on the fifth day when I weigh myself, I discover that I have lost another 20 lbs. as promised. So I decide to go for broke and called the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program. "Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most rigorous program." "Absolutely," I replied, "I haven't felt this good in years."

Members of the CWONC at their September 28th Sew-In at the San Marcos Community Center.

enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. For more information about CWONC and becoming involved in the community, attend our upcoming meeting on Monday, November 18, at the San Marcos Senior Center (new location), 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos. Social at 6pm; the meeting at 7pm. Contact Lisa at membership@cwonc.org or visit www.cwonc.org. For informa-

Fridays at 4 is the San Marcos Chamber “Happy Hour Mixer” on Friday, November 1, at the 55 Yard Line in Old Restaurant Row. For more information, contact the Chamber at 760.744.1270 or email

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The next day there's a knock at the door; and when I open it I find a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, "If I catch you,... you're mine." I lost 63 pounds that week.

Signed, Prancing Patrick Burma Shave

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's.

They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each contain 1 line of a 4 line couplet...... and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

TRAINS DON'T WANDER ALL OVER THE MAP 'CAUSE NOBODY SITS IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP Burma Shave

SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH BY MISTAKE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER HUSBAND JAKE Burma Shave DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD TO GAIN A MINUTE YOU NEED YOUR HEAD YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT Burma Shave DROVE TOO LONG DRIVER SNOOZING WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS NOT AMUSING Burma Shave

BROTHER SPEEDER LET'S REHEARSE ALL TOGETHER GOOD MORNING, NURSE Burma Shave

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NO MATTER THE PRICE NO MATTER HOW NEW THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE IN THE CAR IS YOU Burma Shave A GUY WHO DRIVES A CAR WIDE OPEN IS NOT THINKIN'

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HE'S JUST HOPIN' Burma Shave

AT INTERSECTIONS LOOK EACH WAY A HARP SOUNDS NICE BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY Burma Shave

BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL EYES ON THE ROAD THAT'S THE SKILLFUL DRIVER'S CODE Burma Shave

THE ONE WHO DRIVES WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING DEPENDS ON YOU TO DO HIS THINKING Burma Shave CAR IN DITCH DRIVER IN TREE THE MOON WAS FULL AND SO WAS HE. Burma Shave

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE TAKE IT SLOW LET OUR LITTLE SHAVERS GROW Burma Shave

Do these bring back any old memories? If not, you're merely a child. If they do - then you're old as dirt. LIKE ME! I STILL REMEMBER:

He saw the train And tried to duck it He kicked the gas And then the bucket Burma Shave

The Night Watchman

"Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion" - Sir John Harrington [1561-1612] Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports. Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll

officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back." So they laid-off the night watchman. NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration? Anybody?

Anything? No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember! Ready?

It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL. Hey, pretty efficient, huh?

AND NOW IT'S 2012 -- 35 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE! (THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")

34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT? Hello! Anybody Home? Didn't think so. Signed.... Watchman

The

Night

Chica is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 4 year old, 34 pound, spayed, female, Whippet / Australian Cattle Dog / Pit mix.

Chica is a little bit shy. Loud noises sometimes scare her. But once she feels comfortable Chica is ready to lie down next to you to take a nap, or hop right up so you can take her for a ride in the car. The $145 adoption fee for Chica includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. If you can't adopt right now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.

‘Tom Morrow’ Cont. from Page 7 closer together.

Gutenberg never profited from his invention. In fact, it caused him to end up bankrupt. While under development, he had financial problems, and to make matters worse, his financial backer, Johann Fust, became impatient and successfully sued Gutenberg, forcing him to relinquish all claims to his printing process. Fust went on to make a fortune from Bible sales. Gutenberg died in 1468 broke and in relative obscurity. ------In November 1966, Californians elected Republican Ronald Reagan as governor, defeating his Democratic opponent Edmund G. “Pat” Brown in a heavy turnout of voters. Also in November 1966, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace pitcher Sandy Koufax was forced into retirement from baseball due to arthritis in his left arm. At the height of his career, the Dodgers paid Koufax a whopping $125,000, the highest of any pitcher in baseball. Subscriptions Available for Gift Giving Call 760.747.7119

Titan is a 2-year-old neutered male medium hair mix, ID 74650. Titan is a sweet, lovable cat who will be a wonderful lifelong companion. He is low key and enjoys hanging out by the window and watching the activity going on outside. He is sweet and cuddly and doesn’t mind being held. He can coexist with other cats but would also be fine as a solo cat. Titan is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $85 adoption fee includes neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

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Stephen@sanmarcoschamber.com.

Three Democratic Candidates to Speak at Meeting – On Saturday, November 9, at the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club meeting, the three Democratic candidates to speak will be Olga Diaz, running for Mayor of the City of Escondido; James Kimber is contesting the 50th district Congressional seat; and Dave Peiser will run in the 49th Congressional District. The meeting will start at 12:30 for social time and the meeting at 1pm, and will be held at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Check the website at http://www.lsmdem.org for directions, call 760.744.9233, or email president@lsmdem.org.

Lampwork Bead Making Workshop Announced – On Sunday, November 17, from 11:30am-2:30pm (or 1:30 if 2 or less students register), Kellene RichettsNguyen will be teaching a Beginning Lampwork Bead Making workshop on the use of colored glass, fire, and gravity; learn to make your own little pieces of wearable glass art. Kellene has been making Lampwork beads for 12 years. Collectors of her beaded jewelry designs range throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and San Diego County. Class size is limited to 4; ages 14 years and up. Wear closed toe shoes, cotton clothing (short sleeved shirts) and bring sunglasses to workshop. Participants must sign liability waiver. This class will be held at, and for more info, contact the Escondido Municipal

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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Self-guided Walking Map of Downtown Public Art Now Available

A self-guided walking tour map of Escondido’s downtown public art is now available online at www.escondido.org/public-art-program.aspx. With the cooler autumn weather, now is the perfect time to visit Escondido’s public art downtown and also enjoy a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience!

Public art contributes significantly to the identity and livability of a community. In the same way that people work to beautify and decorate their homes, a varied public art collection offers visual appeal, inspires civic pride and celebration, and it often

symbolizes the health and wealth of the community it inhabits. Public Art also can be an effective tool for economic development drawing visitors to the community. Each year Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park attracts visitors from all over the world.

The Public Art Program, which is essentially a museum without walls, exists to enrich the community by seeking, promoting, and providing publicly accessible art that reflects community goals and desires. Since the Public Art Program began in 1988, more than 22 public art projects have been initiated by the City of Escondido and private developers. Escondido’s Public Art Program has received a number of local and national awards for its projects. For general information about the City of Escondido, please visit: www.escondido.org

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Keeping Safe on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of the year and everyone wants a safe and happy Halloween for themselves and especially their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help make the most of the upcoming Halloween night. Following are tips to keep children and adults safe on Halloween, when accidents and injuries are more likely to occur. • Welcome trick-ortreaters with porch lights and any exterior lights on. • Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00071835-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Cleofas Vigil Suarez filed a petition for a minor, Flortzel Lopez Vigil, with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Flortzel Lopez Vigil to Proposed name Florizel Vigil Lopez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 3, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 10/18/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

• Use extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters darting out into traffic or whose vision may be obscured by masks or costumers. • Costumes should be flame retardant so children aren't in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns. • Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night. • Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child's vision when they are crossing streets. • Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes. Enjoy your Halloween fun and treats!

Legal Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030578

The name of the business: Circle K/Mobil of Tierra Santa, located at 10496 Clairmont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, Ca. 92124, is hereby registered by the following: Black Treasure Enterprises, Inc. 634 Corte Galante San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Senan F. Naoum, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030767

The name of the business: TD Minerals, LLC, located at 3332 Bajo Ct., Carlsbad, CA., 92009, is hereby registered by the following: TD Minerals, LLC 3332 Bajo Ct. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/09/2013. /s/John Anderson Davis, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/29/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond San Marcos to celebrate Veterans Day

On Monday, November 11 at 1 pm, the San Marcos Veterans Day Committee along with the United States Marine Corps will join me at Helen Bougher Memorial Park to commemorate the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve the liberty of our nation.

moment of silence and taps in honor of all veterans. Prior to the ceremony, lunch will be provided by Prime Cut Grill for $5 at 12 pm. Following the ceremony, a complimentary tea and coffee reception will be hosted by Old California Coffee House.

This event is open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating will be limited.

The event ceremony will feature a presentation of colors by the For more information, please United States Marine Corps, a call Event Coordinator Heidi flag changing ceremony and a Rassatt at (760) 727-1919 or visit www.san-marcos.net. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Excellence in Education Awards

Here’s a chance for all of us to say THANK YOU to those who help our youth become determined, productive individuals in our society!

On Thursday, November 7th, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 6th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Dinner & Auction from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the elegant El Camino Country Club at 3202 Vista Way in Oceanside. The Chamber will be honoring and recognizing the “Outstanding Employee of the

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Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.480.4101. Space is limited; Cost is $65/person; material fee including in price.

San Elijo Holiday Boutique on November 16 - The City of San Marcos and the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club will present the San Elijo Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 16, from 10am to 4pm at the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos. This free event will feature 50 arts and crafts vendors selling jewelry, home and holiday décor, clothing and accessories, scarves, crocheted items, and more. Adrian Ahearn of Dylan’s Steel Drums will be performing at this indoor/outdoor event. For more information, call 760.744.9000 or visit the website at www.san-marcos.net. SAVE THE DATE – Innovation

Year,” “Administrator of the Year,” and “Teacher of the Year.”

This great event will feature a delicious dinner, no-host bar, silent auction and award presentations to some very deserving individuals in the field of education.

A special note that a portion of each ticket sold will be used to provide scholarships to local students and classroom grants for school projects – so let’s all get involved! To order your tickets to this worthy event, be sure to contact the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce via their website at www.OceansideChamber.com or at (760) 722-1534. See you all there! Grant Awards Ceremony – The 9th annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday, December 3, from 56:30pm, at the Park Avenue Community Center (formerly Joslyn Sr. Center), Escondido. The theme is “Innovate, Achieve, Repeat.” Presentations of winning grants for innovative projects will be given to Escondido Union School District teachers, teams and schools by the Escondido Education Foundation; there will be a business panel exploring unexpected and expected innovation; and hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and desserts, compliments of EEF Board members. For more info, visit www.escondido-education-foundation.org, call 760.432.2392, or visit EEF on Facebook.

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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com Ransomware Armageddon – CRYPTO LOCKER

To recap our discussion on Ransomware viruses from last week, ransomware is a PC infection that mimics a government organization (CIA, FBI, DOJ. ICE etc), tells you that you’ve committed a crime on the Internet, locks up your PC and gives you the option of paying a “fine” (ransom) or going to jail. You should not pay the fine but even if you do your PC will not be unlocked. The ransomware is easily removed by scanning with an anti-virus from outside your PC and they usually don’t cause any software damage. Ransomware infects your PC when you are tricked into opening an infected attachment or link or by injection through a botnet like Zeus or through a “back door” opening in your PC created by a

Legislators Combat California’s High Taxes

This month, the California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) released their 2013 legislative scorecard. CalTax’s scoring system educates Californians about how legislators voted on important tax policies during the 2013 legislative session. As an advocate for lowering the tax burden on Californians, I am proud that I earned a score of 100%. This is in line with my voting record in years past and the record of some of my legislative colleagues. This year, 14 legislators earned a score of 100%. Together, we voted against tax increases and demonstrated the importance of protecting taxpayers in California.

previous or current malware infection.

Crypto-locker Ransomware and its variants are quite different. While the methods of infection are the same, Crypto Locker behaves differently. Crypto-Locker sneaks in under the radar and begins to encrypt all your user files (documents, pictures and music) while it is working it does nothing to hamper your use of the PC. When it finishes encrypting your files it “calls home” to its server and assigns a decryption key to your PC files. That decryption key exists only on the “criminal server.” Crypto-Locker then announces that your user files have been encrypted and you must pay a ransom (usually $300) within 72 hours or they will destroy the decryption key and you will lose all the user files on your PC. If you don’t pay you probably will never see the files on your PC again. If you do pay they may not decrypt your files anyway, there are no guarantees. Once you have paid the ransom they have little incentive to help you. Since Internet service providers and law enforcement officials are constantly finding and closing down “botnet” servers, the server with your decryption key may not even be available after you pay the ransom. Running an external virus scan easily removes the Crypto

While we received a perfect score, the state’s overall tax burden gets an F. California is ranked the worst state in which to do business. Additionally, California maintains the nation’s highest sales taxes, income taxes, and combined state and local gas taxes, all of which greatly affect low, middle, and fixed income Californians. California can do better. My anti-tax colleagues and I will continue to oppose California’s “bad-for-business” or “tooexpensive-to-succeed” policies that stifle so many entrepreneurs, employees, and families in our state.

Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.

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Locker but the files remain encrypted. Once Crypto Locker is removed you lose the option to pay the ransom and access the decryption key. The best defense against Crypto-Locker’s damage is to have a safely stored back-up copy of your important files

The Crypto Locker threat emphasizes the importance of having a data back-up plan. If you have important files on your PC and rely on your computer hard drive as the sole storage vehicle, you will almost certainly lose those files someday. There are many available file back-up techniques but probably the surest and safest is Internet cloud file storage like

Carbonite, My PC Backup and Just cloud. These data storage systems are secure, automatic, back up your files daily and typically cost less than $5/month. Back-up devices like optical discs and external hard drives are ok but require the user to be diligent in scheduling and executing timely back-up sessions. They need to be checked frequently to be sure that they are actually backing up properly and should be stored in a secure off-site location. While flash memory devices are great for moving data between devices they are not reliable for storing important files. They’re too fragile.

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A Mixed-bag for the Second Amendment in Sacramento

AB 711, another bill garnering a lot of attention, bans the use of lead During the recently con- ammunition by hunters cluded legislative session, beginning in 2019. This around 30 bills impacting bill, along with SB 683 the Second Amendment which requires purchasers were introduced. While a of long guns to obtain a number failed to pass, 18 safety certificate similar to reached the Governor’s one now required for hand desk. guns, was signed into law by Governor Brown. As a life member of the NRA and a strong support- It could have been worse. er of the Second Amendment, I opposed all Seven of the anti-Second bills introduced this ses- Amendment bills that sion that infringed on the landed on the Governor’s Second Amendment rights desk were vetoed. of Californians. It is my hope that the antiSB 374 was perhaps the gun majority in the most egregious of the bills Legislature has now seen forwarded to the Governor. its last, best chance to gut This legislation would the Second Amendment. have banned the sale of Rest assured I will continsemi-automatic rifles with ue to oppose any assaults removable magazines, on the Right to Keep and essentially banning an Bear Arms, so that one of most important entire class of hunting our rifles. Fortunately, inalienable rights can conGovernor Brown vetoed tinue to be enjoyed by free SB 374. men and women.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028728

The name of the business: Idea Stone Concepts, located at 1555 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Jorge Mendoza and Patricia Castellanos 641 Beverly Pl. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jorge Mendoza This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028528

The name of the business: International Santa Fe Market, located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, CA.

92078, is hereby registered by the fol-

lowing:

Tom A. Sadeq

277 S Rancho Santa Fe

San Marcos, Ca. 92078

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tom A. Sadeq

This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County

10/04/2013.

10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028777

The name of the business: Aqua Crystal Water, located at 835 S. Main Ave #D, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Myung Soon Jun 240 E. Fallbrook St. #22 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/2007. /s/Myung Soon Jun This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028215

The name of the business: Precision Stucco, located at 29789 Corte Cruzada, Menifee, Ca. 92584, is hereby registered by the following: Gerardo Rodriguez 29789 Corte Cruzada Menifee, CA. 92584 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerardo Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027978

The name of the business: Oceanside Design, located at 310 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Angela Zdelar 310 Tamarack Ave. Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/6/2007. /s/Angela Zdelar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028955

The name of the business: Vista Taxi, located at 1540 National Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92113, is hereby registered by the following: Mohammed N. & Shaima Faiq 779 Corte San Luis Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Mohammed N. Faiq This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/09/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 & 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028887

The name of the business: Comfort Living Boutique, located at 1602 El Camino Real, Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Tracey Perrault 7308 Lantana Terrace Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tracey Perrault This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 & 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029042

The name of the business: JWT Financial Solutions, JWT Management Solutions, JWT Tax Solutions, PayXpres, located at 125 W. Mission Ave., Suite 107, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: John Trudell Accountancy Corporation 125 W. Mission Ave., Suite 107 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/03/2006. /s/John W. Trudell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/10/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 & 11/07/2013

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026233

The name of the business: Mobiletec

Automotive, located at 1140 Gamble

Street, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby

registered by the following:

Warren A. Shepherd

1140 Gamble St.

Escondido, CA. 92026

This business is conducted by an indi-

vidual. First day of business was n/a.

/s/Warren A. Shepherd

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County

9/11/2013.

10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00070752-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Zachary David Fankhauser filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Zachary David Fankhauser to Proposed name Zachary David Jones. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: November 26, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 10/11/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 & 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026665

The name of the business: California, Classic Pool Service, CCP Pools, located at 2231 Lee Avenue, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Cody Allaband 2231 Lee Avenue Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/16/2013 /s/Cody Allaband This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2013. 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028011

The name of the business: California Pediatrics, located at 1595 Grand Ave. Suite 102, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: California Pediatrics, Inc. 1155 Avenida Azul San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vanessa L. Neves, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 and 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029244

The name of the business: Pilar Paint & Texture, located at 2040 Matthew Pl., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Angel Pilar Rojas 2040 Matthew Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Angel Pilar Rojas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 and 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028766

The name of the business: Active Knots Therapeutic Massage, located at 403 W. 9th Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Elisa and Mike Cohen 684 Amys Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 10/01/13. /s/Elisa Cohen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 and 11/07/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028485

The name of the business: Brenda’s Lovely Treasures, located at 1074 Grape St., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Brenda L. and Timothy N. Townsend 1074 Grape St. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Brenda L. Townsend This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/04/2013. 10/24, 10/31, 11/07 and 11/14/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029207

The

name

of

the

business:

M.H.

Plumbing, located at 2448 Alexander

Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby

registered by the following:

Michael Huls

2448 Alexander Dr.

Escondido, Ca. 92029

This business is conducted by an indi-

vidual. First day of business was n/a.

/s/Michael Huls

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County

10/11/2013.

10/17, 10/24, 10/31 and 11/07/2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

City of San Marcos Notice of Public Facility Fee Transactions for FY 2012/13 As required by Government Code Section 66006(b)(1), Public Facility Fee transaction activities and Public Facility Fee transaction/County of San Diego Mitigation Fees activity for Fiscal Year 2012/2013, are available at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California. Anyone wishing to review the information may do so at the preceding address in the Finance Department by contacting Laura Rocha at (760) 744-1050, extension 3131. As further required by Government Code Section 66006, the City Council of the City of San Marcos will review and consider the annual report at the November 12, 2013 City Council meeting. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA at 6:00 p.m. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 10/31/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029779

The name of the business: Chinese Holistic Body Works, located 2111 S. El Camino Real, Suite 100, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Hing Yin Chui Russell 201 Los Arbolitos, #184 Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/01/2013. /s/Hing Yin Chui Russell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/18/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029831

The name of the business: Around the Clock Nursing and Caregiving Agency, located at 1717 Katy Place, Escondido, Ca., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Benito Encabo 574 Echo Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Benito Encabo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/18/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030528

The name of the business: Western Outdoor Design & Build, Western Turf, located at 1210 E. Barham Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Western Pavers, Inc. 1210 E. Barham Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/15/2013. /s/Alejandra Garcia, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/25/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013

AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS TRANSNET LOCAL STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OF PROJECTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 12, 2013, a public hearing will be held with respect to the City of San Marcos approval of an amendment to the 2012 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, multiyear 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 2012 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 will also be given an opportunity to do so 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 time of the hearing can be submitted to City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069-2918, Attention: Lisa Fowler, Senior Management Analyst. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS

CIP NO. 88217, CITYWIDE REPLACEMENT OF REGULATORY STOP AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

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 Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, 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 proposed project will replace, furnish, and install approximately 900 STOP and Speed Limit regulatory signs in the City of San Marcos to meet current sign retro-reflectivity requirements as adopted in the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). All replaced regulatory signs will be upgraded to a sign sheeting material of High

Intensity prismatic or better. All replaced signs will be installed within the City right-of-way. The proposed project will also upgrade existing traffic sign supports to the City’s standard sign supports for STOP signs (aluminum pole) and Speed Limit signs (breakaway posts). Other miscellaneous work includes adjusting existing traffic signs, removing and salvaging existing traffic signs and sign supports, repairing damaged sidewalk, installing sign identification labels, and furnishing and installing reflective post panels for STOP locations. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located on various city streets in the City of San Marcos. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within THIRTY (30) WORKING DAYS after the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9 except the specified amount shall be changed to FiveHundred Dollars ($500.00) per working day that the work, including punch list, is not completed beyond the specified contract time. 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. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For questions relating to the Bid and Contract Documents, please contact Michael Rafael, Associate Civil Engineer, at mrafael@san-marcos.net. 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. 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 CITYWIDE REPLACEMENT OF REGULATORY STOP AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS (CIP PROJECT 88217) 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

October 31, 2013 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. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 11:00 a.m, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 in the Valley of Discovery Room at City of San Marcos City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. Bids from contractors not represented at this meeting will be rejected. 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. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice. Bidders are also advised that, as required by Federal law, the City of San Marcos is implementing new DBE requirements and continue to report overall DBE participation for this Federal-aid contract. Please refer to Appendix C covering DBE requirements and complete the federal forms in Appendix D. The DBE Contract Goal for this project is 9.0 percent. 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. Estimated construction cost: $3,500,000.00 s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director/City Engineer Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp October 31, 2013 and November 7, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030598

The name of the business: CTS, Concrete Tool Supply, located at 2746 S. Santa Fe Avenue, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Bill Rosell 2238 Oak Hill Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual.. First day of business was 3/02/06. /s/Bill Rosell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 & 11/21/2013


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n the day the government was shutting down, I coincidentally fell in line behind my son in law in a left turn lane as we were both on our way home from work. He’s a civilian employee of the Department of Defense and I was anxious to know his status. It was not an easy question to ask, so I rolled down my window and shouted, “John, are you essential?” He, and his family, were among the fortunate. While some arrived at work only to sign furlough papers and go home, he was told he would continue working for thirty

God thinks so. He has from the very beginning. The Psalmist said that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, carefully crafted. You can almost imagine God as a master craftsman, building a magnificent piece of furniture, not from a pre cut kit, IKEA style, but “from scratch,” cutting and shaping the wood, turning the handles, making sure each piece fit together perfectly.

God created us to be “essential.” To be a part of his purpose for the universe. Are you “essential?” Every time man diverted from God’s plan, he provided a way for man to find his way back to purpose and meaning. And when God sent his only son, Jesus Christ to the cross, to die for all of our sins, He deemed you and I “essential” for all eternity. No furloughs. No anxiety. No surprises.


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