Volume 43- No. 40
Escondido Mayor Sam Abed
Commentary by lyle e davis
A storm appears to be brewing above the city of Escondido and the focus of that storm centers on City Manager Clay Phillips and Mayor Sam Abed, perhaps others.
We are concerned about Escondido and what is going on in the sometimes less than tidy halls of government. So are others.
At issue is who knew what and when about the forced “retirement” of former Chief of Police, Jim Maher. Who made the decision to offer him $150,000 in severance pay, payable in two installments of $75,000 each? Did the City Council authorize it? If so, it must have been held in closed session and, even then, it should have been noticed as to a subject under discussion. It most certainly was not an action taken in an open council meeting.
Did Mayor Sam Abed, on his own, authorize the settlement? If he did then that appears to be a violation of Executive Power. Did he consult and gain the necessary The Paper - 760.747.7119
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City Manager Clay Phillips
three votes to back his decision? If he did, that’s a violation of the Brown Act.
Did City Manager Clay Phillips make the decision and take the action on his own?
Mayor Abed says Phillips has that authority as City Manager. We don’t think so. For the council to authorize Phillips to spend $150,000 at his own discretion is another abuse of power and poor management. It stretches the imagination to suppose that Phillips would take such an action without first consulting Mayor Sam and/or the majority of the council . . . which, again, is a violation of the Brown Act.
Further, it is alleged that the city has held up the second payment of $75,000 to Maher, which was due in July, because he refuses to sign a letter agreeing not to run for public office in the city of Escondido, nor to make any public comment about candidates for office, or to endorse any candidates. That appears, if true, to violate the Election Code and could place Mayor Abed and City Manager Clay Phillips in deep legal trouble and raises
Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz
the question of conspiracy, bribery and extortion.
Which could mean jail time, if charged and convicted. What, if any, impact, such charges would have on the balance of the City Council is not known but one can guess it doesn’t help Mayor Abed’s run for a second term. The Election Code reads:
California Elections Code:
18205. A person shall not directly or through any other person advance, pay, solicit, or receive or cause to be advanced, paid, solicited, or received, any money or other valuable consideration to or for the use of any person in order to induce a person not to become or to withdraw as a candidate for public office. Violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years.
Repeated attempts by The Paper, the Union-Tribune, and other media, to get answers from City Hall has been both frustrating and unsuccessful. Similarly, non-
Councilman Ed Gallo
media types, you know, those folks called taxpayers or voters, have made similar inquiries and with similar unsuccessful results.
It took a concerted effort by the ACLU to force the city’s hand, under threat of litigation, before the city agreed to release the Severance Agreement and the Amendment to that Agreement.
The Paper believes it is time for an independent, outside agency to come in and investigate what all went on. They need to issue subpoenas, take depositions, investigate the circumstances in depth and then take whatever action is appropriate. If all parties at the city of Escondido come out innocent as the driven snow . . . then that’s just ducky.
But if they are found to be involved in a conspiracy, in bribery, in extortion, in coercion . . . then let the chips fall where they may. Several of these counts are, as you may know, felonies. It is simply difficult for us to sit on the sidelines and watch the public’s money being spent
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so haphazardly . . . not just on the Maher matter, but other areas . . . the ballpark property acquistion which was questionable, at best, the huge increase in managment level salaries, without council review . . . but these are for other articles and commentaries in the future. We are concerned today with the Maher matter and what in the hell happened?
The city of Bell, California, wound up taking it on the chin because a number of the elected officials decided they were above the law and could make or break any law that suited them. They chose to pay themselves enormous salaries and expenses at the public’s expense and ran the city as though it were their own personal fiefdom. We are not alleging anyone within Escondido’s city government, whether elected or appointed, are padding their salaries and expenses (though we do believe our department heads are grossly overpaid), but we do suggest we do not have a transparent city government and that some city leaders appear to consider Escondido their personal fiefdom.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
The phone rings and the lady of the house answers, 'Hello.' 'Mrs. Sanders, please.' 'Speaking.'
'Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor Jones at Saint Agnes Laboratory. When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way the results are not too good.'
We are wondering just what it is the city of Escondido doesn’t want Jim Maher, or his wife, Eva, to talk about. What deep, dark, secrets could he tell us that might persuade us to vote one way or the other? An announced candidate for the City Council, Cassie Lieurance, sent a complaint to both the San Diego County District Attorney and the San Diego County Grand Jury. She raised a number of questions in her complaint. We join with her in wanting to know the answers: Re: The recently tlement between Escondido and Police Chief, Jim
released setthe City of our former Maher.
City Hall kept this settlement agreement secret for a year. The settlement was only released when the ACLU did a public records request and threatened litigation if the city did not comply. The settlement raises some serious questions.
Why was the settlement not voted on by City Council? Why did the settlement include a gag order, and language preventing Jim Maher and his wife, Eva Maher, from ever discussing the City of Escondido or attending any civic functions in the City of
'What do you mean?' Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.
'Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV(aids). We can't tell which is which.' 'That's dreadful! Can you do the test again?' questioned Mrs. Sanders. 'Normally we can, but Obamacare will only pay for these expensive tests one time.'
on the agreement.
Is that legal?
How did the City pay him $150,000 with no Council approval or oversight?
Where did the money come from? The City Council did not approve a budget adjustment.
If there was a possibility that the city faced a wrongful termination lawsuit, why did the City Attorney not inform the City Council, as is his job? Who on the City Council, if anyone, was even informed?
What adjustments were made to the budget to allow for a 14% retroactive raise?
It appears from statements that have been released to the press, that the Mayor or some members of the City Council were aware of the details of the settlement, but it was never voted on by the entire Council. Is this a violation of the Brown Act? Can this settlement be voided if the proper procedures were not followed? Only the signatures of the City Manager, Clay Phillips, and the City Attorney, Jeff Epp, are
“Denise,” the doctor says.
The new mother thinks, “Wow, that’s not such a bad name! Guess I was wrong about my brother. I like Denise!” Then she asks the doctor, “What’s the boy’s name?” The doctor “DeNephew."
'Well, what am I supposed to do now?'
'The folks at Obamacare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him.” ••••• A pregnant woman gets into a car accident and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly six months, she wakes up and sees that she is no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby.
The doctor replies, “Ma’am, you had twins! A boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them.”
The woman thinks to herself, “Oh no, not my brother — he’s an idiot!” Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, “Well, what’s the girl’s name?”
Comments Made in 1955
I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $10.00.
Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1,000.00 will only buy a used one.
If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit; 20 cents a pack is ridiculous. Did you hear the post office is
All other settlement agreements in the past have been signed off on by the Council. The list of legal questions about this settlement is long, and I have no confidence that these questions will be answered by the Mayor, City Council, the City Manager or the City Attorney.
We need an outside investigation. Clearly, after the City of Bell, it is up to the taxpayers of cities to doggedly monitor their local government. In this case, there is a complete lack of confidence, which warrants an independent outside analysis/investigation.
We spoke with Paul Azevedo, Division Chief for the Special Operations Division of the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. He was aware of the complaint filed by Escondidan Cassie Lieurance. He had reviewed the letter and said all he could comment on at this time was that they received the letter, were aware of its contents, and would look into the allegations. Beyond that he did not feel comfortable commenting. Upon questioning, he did
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thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?
If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.
When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost more than 20 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.
I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it. I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas. Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.
I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.
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acknowledge that the normal protocal would be to receive a complaint, review it, make some preliminary inquiries and if the complaint appeared to have merit, they would open a file and look into the matter a bit more. If, after subsequent preliminary investigation, the complaint still had merit then an investigator or investigative team would be assigned the case. At that point we would likely see interviews with principal players, subsequent depositions, under oath, and a finding as to whether to pursue the case to the point of prosecution, or to drop it and issue findings of no reason to take further action. He did tell us that normally this type of complaint would be handled by the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) but if there was a question as to criminal culpability, (such as conspiracy, bribery, or extortion) the District Attorney’s office would most likely assume jurisdiction.
We promised to check back the following week but he wasn’t sure if he’d have any information to share that quickly. “Typically, we don’t operate as fast as some people would like. We can do it fast or we can do it right, but it’s very seldom we can do both at the same time.” We understand that and we will stay in touch with his office until there is some type of resolution. Meanwhile, the San Diego County Grand Jury also acknowledges receipt of Ms. Lieurance’s complaint but would not comment beyond that.
There is at least one other complaint that we are aware of that has been filed with the DA’s office . . . possibly the Grand Jury as well. We have information from reliable sources that, indeed, the DA’s office has determined to go forward with the investigation . . . they simply have not yet made a public comment to that effect. We decided to talk to the members of the council who were involved at the time all this came about.
We asked the same questions of three members of the Council, Councilmember Ed Gallo, Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz and Mayor Sam Abed. We also tried to ask the questions of Clay Phillips, Escondido City Manager but he simply issued a “no comment.”
a. Who made the decision to offer Jim Maher $150,000 in severance pay?
Ed Gallo: The City Manager he hires and fires. It got to the point that the figure wasn’t totally out of line. There were five people . . . we agreed that’s a reasonable figure. We were notified prior to the offer made to Maher. The timing was pretty close. I can’t recall whether the offer was before he was offered the money or where the offer was made. It was most likely within Closed Session, so I couldn’t go into any detail anyway. Olga Diaz: I did not know about until the Severance Agreement and Amendment was released by the city. No one consulted me on it. The dollar amount I never knew.
Mayor Sam Abed: At first Mayor Sam was testy; he refused to comment, saying there had been a memo drafted by the city addressing the issue(s); we asked him for a copy. This is what we received: Lyle:
The following is my response to your three questions concerning former police chief Jim Maher’s severance package which was made public and published in the San Diego Union Tribune several weeks ago: 1. The agreement does not contain language prohibiting Mr. Maher from running for office in Escondido. 2. Funding for his severance came from the Police Department budget.
3. The entire city council was informed about the severance package last fall in several closed sessions even though under the Council-Manager form of government the City Manager has the authority to address personnel issues, including severance packages, without the formal approval of the City Council. -Sam
. . he then responded after further questioning . . .
“(City Attorney) Jeff Epp
briefed me but three of the council members were aware of the situation; the money came from the Police Budget. No member of the police department were ever denied personal rights. Logan Jenkins (UT Columnist) got it wrong; what I said was, ‘the Chief cannot go back and interfere with city’s interests and thus could not be a very effective candidate for elective office.’ (Olga, an accountant, claims there is no line item in the budget that would provide for $150,000
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b. Who made the decision to offer him a retroactive 14% pay raise?
Ed Gallo: It was Clay’s decision. It was brought up in closed session. It wasn’t some clandestine move on the city manager’s part. Once resolved, it released to the public.
Olga Diaz: If it was brought up in Closed Session, I don’t recall being briefed on it.
Sam Abed: Did not wish to comment.
c. Was this decision, at any point, discussed with Mayor Abed or members of the Council in closed session? Ed Gallo: Yes.
Olga Diaz: If it was, I was never asked. Never discussed with me.
Sam Abed: As a courtesy, Jeff and Clay brought it to the council in Closed Session, before it was approved. (Olga says, never happened). d. Did Mayor Abed authorize this action on his own? Ed Gallo: No.
Olga Diaz: I don’t think so. But I don’t know. I was kept out of the loop on several issues but the council majority may have been given information. Sam Abed: answer.
e. Did the Council majority authorize this action, after being consulted? Ed Gallo: Yes.
Olga Diaz: If it was, I was not aware of it. I did not learn of the amount of money involved or the terms until about three weeks before release of the Severance Agreement and the Amendment was released. f. Mayor Abed has been quoted as saying the City Manager has the authority to make that decision on his own. Is this accurate? And, if so, under what legal theory and/or authorization by the Council.
Ed Gallo: City staff are his employees and he has his budget and runs it as he thinks it should be run. We only have two employees, the City Manager and the City Attorney.
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Letters to the Editor
Re: Supervisor Roberts
From your comments about County Supervisor Dave Roberts in the “Man About Town” section of the 19 September issue of The Paper, you seem to be impressed with him. However, you may not know that a couple of years ago when he was an official in Solana Beach he voted for a ban on plastic bags. Solana Beach mustn’t have had many pressing issues at the time if they could afford to spend time on this. Or maybe they were just pandering to a vocal minority of misinformed environmental radicals. (In a recent UT San Diego poll, only a little more than one-third of the people surveyed support a ban on plastic bags). Furthermore, just prior to writing this letter I found out that Dave Roberts is a homosexual. /s/John Cullen Escondido, CA.
Editor’s Note: Let’s deal with your last point first. Anyone who follows the political scene has known for years that Dave Roberts is openly gay. It has never been a secret. He and his partner have adopted a number of children and, by all accounts, they do an excellent job of parenting.
Do you judge an elected official by his sexual preference or whether he, or she, can do the job for which they were elected? In our mind, we don’t care about someone’s sexual preference. That’s their business, not ours. Our business is whether they are doing their job. In our judgment, Dave Roberts is doing a splendid job. (I hope I don’t ruin your day by revealing that our District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, is also gay. This, too, has been public knowledge for years.) As to the first point . . . I can’t think of one single elected official who has not voted on an issue at time with which I disagreed. On balance, however, they do the research and vote their conscience. That’s all I, or
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Attorney General Pursuing Charges Against San Marcos Dentist Dr. Valentina Obradovec, a well known dentist with offices in San Marcos and University City, has been served with a complaint filed by the Attorney General for the State of California on behalf of the Dental Board of California Department of Consumer Affairs, as a result of numerous complaints filed against Dr. Obradovic. Dr. Obradovic is scheduled to appear at a hearing in February, 2014, to answer charges.
Dr. Valentina Obradovic
In an Accusation, filed on September 26, 2012, Dr. Obradovic is accused of gross negligence. A number of complaints on behalf of individual
Man About Town
Forgot to mention in last week’s cover story about Cuba - the many 1955 era cars you see on the streets are mostly for show. In fact, Cuba has new cars and buses. Where did they buy them? China.
America’s embargo against Cuba means, among other things, the US auto manufacturers are denied a market. Not sure who that hurts . . . Cubans? It’s government? Apparently not. ••••• Evelyn and I took a tour recently of the beautiful
patients were incorporated within the Accusation. Among the complaints, it is alleged that: a. Her care and treatment of patient Diana R., a 90 year old woman, constituted gross negligence in that Dr. Obradovic did not do sufficient preliminary examination, nor did Dr. Obradovic explain to the patient the impact of the dental work she was doing, that Dr. Obradovic performed gum surgery even though a periodontist had recommended against it, that she failed to utilize other, less invasive treatment for gum problems before resorting to surgery; that she failed to treat the patient’s mucous membrane pemphigoid flare-ups, and that Dr. Obradovic had assured the patient that the gum surgery would clear up all of the existing gum disease. b. A second patient, Katie S. was examined and urged to agree to a series of procedures at a cost of $3000. She declined. Katie S. saw a second dentist who confirmed there was nothing wrong with her teeth or gums. c. Richard B., a 94 year-old man, had gum surgery the same day as his initial visit. Dr. Obradovic is charged with not doing a proper pre-surgery survey and evaluation, of attempting to install crowns on
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teeth that were not suitable for a crown, and for performing gum surgery on a plaque covered dental area, among other charges.
Actions taken by the Hearing Board could include the revoking or suspending of Dr. Obradovic’s dental license. Her offices could be shut down and she could be ordered to pay costs of the investigation and enforcement of the ruling. If placed on probation she could also be required to pay the costs of enforcing the probation.
The Paper has been carrying advertisements for Dr. Obradovic for the past year. When The Paper learned of the complaints filed against Dr. Obradovic, the doctor was immediately notified that The Paper would no longer accept advertising from her until such time as all issues were resolved. “We owe it to our readers to ensure that our advertisers are of top professional quality,” said Lyle E. Davis, editor and publisher. “These are very serious charges and we would not want any of our readers to experience inappropriate treatment or exorbitant, and perhaps, unnecessary, charges. We
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and relaxing. Call (760) 7444484. ••••• Reader Don Kirsh of San Marcos called us to pose a question about our Constitution. He points out that Article 1, Section 2, of our US Constitution says: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. (Bold and underlined emphasis mine). Huh?
Does that mean . . you cannot be a resident of the state from which you are elected to the Congress? That’s what it appears to say. If an accurate interpretation then we have to escuse all of the Congress critters and start over. Come to think of it . . . that’s not a bad idea. We threw the idea out to some of our wiser friends and readers of The Paper.
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any other constituent, can really expect. Knowing Roberts, I suspect this is what happened on the plastic bag vote. (Not incidentally, I also support a ban on plastic bags. One has only to look at the ocean and see the fast islands of plastic products . . . or to examine landfills, loaded with plastics, that do not disentegrate easily or quickly). Thank you for writing. Mr Davis:
I have missed the last few issues of The Paper, and just when I checked back - - - Cuba! This was a really good topic, except for its execution.
1. The Good : Cuban people are wonderful, the culture, the history, the island ... and the Salsa. The article illustrated this well, along with pictures of government-approved tourist sites for the "fairly decent exposure" (the author's own words). 2. The Bad : Cuban government oppresses their people something terrible! Regarding the snapshot of the classic
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Robroy Fawcett, brilliant from attorney patent Escondido, said:
“It means you must "inhabit" the state that elects you. Inhabit is different from reside. You can have several residences, but you can inhabit only one at a time. Further, you do not need to inhabit your district. You just need to inhabit your state. In the modern age of air travel and automobiles, it is a pretty meaningless provision. Fly in, "inhabit", then fly back to your "home in the country."
fellow Lentulo, George Kiwanian and long-time pal, said:
“You need to consult an English major, not an attorney. It's the archaic use of the double negative where the statement begins with "No person shall ..."
Read it as: "No person shall be a Representative ... who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he shall be chosen."
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(That still doesn’t make any sense to me.) I like my idea better. Let’s declare all Congress critters ineligible to hold office and
start all over.
The Hiddden Valley Kiwanis Club is mighty proud of Dave Geary, the just retired two-term president. He’s traveled to Tanzania, to Jamaica, to Oklahoma . . . all over, to help out with money or labor or equipment. Truly a leader! See photo below.
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await the results of Dr. Obradovic’s hearing with interest.” A pdf file with the complete complaint can be found at: http://www.dbc.ca.gov/public/d ds41499_20120926_accu.pdf Escondido Police Respond to Serious Injury Accident
On Sunday, September 29th, at about 1:36 PM, Escondido Police dispatch was notified of a 3-vehicle collision at the intersection of Washington Ave and Midway Dr.
Officers arrived at 1:38 PM and found an unresponsive adult male (62-year-old Escondido resident) inside of a 2002 Chevy pick-up. Fire Department personnel had to extricate the driver from the vehicle and transported him to Palomar Hospital with severe head injuries. Two other persons involved in the collision sustained only minor injuries. Assembly Member Marie Waldron presents Retiring President of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club, Dave Geary, with a special Certificate of Recognition, honoring all of the service projects he has helped. Having served two terms as President, Geary is known as the “go to guy” when things need to get done. He has raised thousands of dollars for various charities. Escondido Councilmember, Ed Gallo, also presented a certificate of appreciaton over the signature of Mayor Sam Abed.
According to witnesses, the Chevy pick-up ran the red light northbound Midway Dr and was struck by another vehicle westbound on Washington Ave. It is not believed that alcohol was a factor in this collision.
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EPD Traffic Division Officer Michael Garcia is the lead investigator. If you have information regarding this incident, please call Officer Garcia at (760) 839-4729. Carlsbad Surfer Drowns After Heart Attack
Michael DeAngelis, a 51-yearold Carlsbad man, told his girl friend he wanted to surf one more time before calling it a day. However, while surfing he had a heart attack and drowned off the coast of Oceanside last Tuesday. The incident occurred at Harbor Beach, a popular surfing area. His girl friend said there had been no indication of chest pains or other problems prior to his re-entering the ocean for his final surfing experience. His girlfriend lost sight of him and about 6pm, his body washed up on shore. He was rushed to Tri-City Medical Center but they were unable to revive him.
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistance League’s Grand Reopening of Thrift/Consignment Store
The Assistance League of Inland North County recently held a Grand Reopening of their Thrift and Consignment Store. Pictured (l-r) Member Sharon Casey; Past President Jean Schultz; President Linda Zullinger; Escondido Chamber representative Rorie Johnston; and Escondido Mayor Sam Abed. The Assistance League is located at 2068 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Call 760.746.7532 for more information.
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Pictured in the photo from left to right are: member Sharon Casey, Past President Jean Schultz, Current President Linda Zullinger, Escondido Chamber of Commerce representative, Rorie Johnston, Mayor Sam Abed of Escondido. Vista Woman’s Club Installs New Members
In September two new members were installed in the Vista Woman’s Club. Pictured (l-r): Elizabeth Nazarian and Priscilla Yohe stand between members Kay Silverman and Sylvia Buesch, representing the Membership Committee. The Club meets at Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, on the second Wednesday each month at 10:30am, followed by lunch and speaker. On October 9th, Vista Fire Department Deputy Chief Jeff
It's too bad things are so tough
nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.
There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a motel. No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.
If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." ~ Jack Handy
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra and nickers.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink When they Wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. " ~Frank Sinatra WARNING: The consump-
sent the OFD and OFA. The month of October is “Fire Prevention Month” so if you see a Boot Drive, donate your change. Your change can change someone’s life.
Oceanside Fire Department Held Boot Drive
Recently at the corner of El Camino Real and Vista Way in Oceanside, from 7-10am there was an Oceanside Fire Department Boot Drive. Along with the Oceanside firemen was Miss Fire Prevention Oceanside 2013, Alexxa Morgan. Alexxa is always willing to give a hand to assist where she is needed to repretion of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.
I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
Hahn will speak on Fire Prevention. Lunch cost is $15/person. All are welcome. Call Nancy at 760.822.6824 for information or check the website at www.womansclubofvista.org.
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." ~ Henny Youngman
It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
Kay Silverman, Elizabeth Nazarian, Priscilla Yohe and Sylvia Buesch
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case . Coincidence? I think not." ~ Stephen Wright WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!" ~ Brian O’Rourke
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy. "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." ~Dave Barry
October is National Adopt-aShelter-Dog Month
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WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them. To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can! ~ Dave Howell
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting. And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went:
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain
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Society is celebrating and asking prospective adopters the question: What can an adopted dog bring to our life? People are encouraged to find out during Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. During October, each new dog adopter can choose from a basket of specially stuffed tennis balls to see if they win a free adoption. Other prizes include $50, $25, $15, and $10 off coupons for the adoption fee. Every dog adopted during October also will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a gift basket. Adoption fees are $110 for puppies (up to 6 mos); $85 for adult dogs (6-mos to 7 yrs); and $55 for seniors (7 yrs-older). Fees include spay/neuter, micro-chipping and vaccinations. Check the website, www.escondidohumanesociety.org to see what dogs are available. For more info, call the Adoption Center at 760.888.2247, or stop by at 3450 E. Valley Parkway. EHS is open 10am-5pm seven days a week. People who already have a dog can help by adding another dog to their family, fostering a dog in need, or donating to help other canines get a loving home they need and deserve. Pictured is the longest-term canine shelter resident, Wonka. He came to
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run by the full Council.
g. The city has refused to pay Maher the 2nd payment of $75,000 in July, when due; there are reports of a letter, not on city letterhead, but allegedly crafted by city staff, which awaits Maher’s signature, agreeing to not run for office or comment on political activities and/or city business, that only when Maher signs this will the $75,000 be released to him. The city has stated the $75,000 is being withheld because of a breach in the severance agreement. What was the breach? Ed Gallo. I don’t know anything about that. This is the first I’ve heard of it.
Olga Diaz: I have heard the same thing but don’t know if it’s true or not. I know people who say they have read it. It was written as though Jim had written it. Jim is not a liar. Jim and I may have disagreed at times on policy issues but I learned early on that he is not a liar.
Jim Maher was contacted. He confirmed that upon advice of legal counsel he cannot release it at this time. If and when the DA contactds him, it will likley
EHS as a stray on Christmas Day 2011, and he wants to spend his next holiday in a forever home with a loving family.
lunch will be provided. Also, volunteer groups of six or more can receive $10/person per shift for their organization. To learn more, go to www.BikeThe-Coast.com or to volunteer, email email@example.com. Meetings/Events Calendar
Ask for him by name. “Bike the Coast” Event
Coming in November The 4th Annual Bike the Coast event hosted by the City of Oceanside is looking for volunteers to help at the November 2nd event. Starting with 1000 riders in 2010, this year’s event is expected to attract 2500 to ride one of five distances (7, 15, 25, 50, or 100 miles). There are multiple 4hour shifts. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and be released.
Sam Abed: Declined to comment other than to say that Olga Diaz had called the DA. He then said, this was something he “had heard.” (Olga confirms she had called the DA for clarification on an issue).
Vista Garden Club Meeting – will be at 12noon (tomorrow) Friday, October 4, at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Rick Machado, owner of Machado Farms, will share his knowledge on how plants respond to water, and the absence of water! Machado Farms stresses their crops, which increases antioxidant activity of the plant, by withholding water. They have unique items that can't be found anywhere else. For more info, visit www.vistagardenclub.org.
ECCDC to Hold Tots ‘N T r u c k s Event – The Escondido Community C h i l d Development Center’s 3rd Annual Tots ‘N Trucks is on for Saturday, October 5, at Kit Carson Park, Escondido. Help ECCDC reach their $10,000 donation goal for this event. Your donation will positively impact the lives of local working families that are striving to be self-sufficient. Even if you cannot attend, you can contribute to this great local fundraiser thru the Tots ‘N Trucks GoFundMe page at http://www.gofundme.com/3yn6s8. ECCDC provides childcare, early intervention, early education, and essential nutrition in licensed community based centers which prepare
Historically Speaking "Trail of Tears"
h. Do you have any concerns about the possible violations of the Election Code Section 18205? Ed Gallo: “I’m not aware of the Section.”
Olga Diaz: I’m very familiar with the Section and, yes, I’m very concerned about it because, as you know, several of the areas, extortion, conspiracy, bribery, are felonies. That means prison time. This could be big. That’s why we need someone like the DA to tell us if there were violations or not.
i. Why was the settlement agreement not voted on by the City Council?
Ed Gallo: This was an issue with an employee with City Manager, who controls.
Olga Diaz: I was not consulted on it.
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By Tom Morrow
The removal of the Cherokee Nation from their native lands in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama was one of the saddest episodes in American history.
President Andrew Jackson gets much of the blame, but he is only the historical face on this Indian removal from the South to the Middle Southwest. In the late 1830s, Congress passed the "Indian Removal Act." The Cherokees, which notably had the only written language and considered by the white man to be the most civilized among the Native Americans, fought the
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children for success in Kindergarten and life. Any size donation will be appreciated. Blessing of the Animals at Unity of Carlsbad Church – On Sunday, October 6, churches around the world – including Unity of Carlsbad – will celebrate something that St. Francis of Assisi started almost 800 years ago – blessing our animals. It was Francis who first introduced the idea that human beings are only one of a myriad of creations of God and all are blessed in God’s ‘eyes.” Bring your pet, in appropriate constraints or kennel, to the service to be blessed. Unity of Carlsbad meets in the Activity Room at the Carlsbad Senior Citizen’s Center, 799 Pine Street, Carlsbad, every Sunday, 10am11:30am. For more info, contact Rev. Ray Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastels and Color Pencil Classes at SM Senior Center – Have fun drawing flowers, leaves, and curves of fruit and vines. Draw water lilies with simplified perspective. Learn composition and harmonious color schemes. Individual help for depth, dimension. Good class for painters to draw subjects properly. Muralist and art instructor, Linda Luisi, BFA, teaches impressionist, expressive and realistic styles. She teaches beginners to all levels. Bring your supplies. No prior skills needed. See her work at www.lindaluisi.com. Classes are at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, on Thursdays from 8:45-11:45am; $7 drop-in rate through October 31. Call 760.944.8991. OASIS Classes Starting in October – New and favorite classes
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constitutionality of the legislation, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court. The effort failed, and in 1838, the Federal government began removing the Cherokees to the "Indian Territory" in what is today Oklahoma.
President Jackson ordered Gen. Winfield Scott to lead 7,000 troops, removing the Indians from their native lands. The Cherokees were promised money, livestock, and various provisions and tools. Some of the Indians refused to go and took off to hide in the mountains of North Carolina, the swamps of Georgia, and other places too inhospitable for white men. Others were allowed to stay by taking U.S. citizenship, but in the winter of 1838-39, 15,000 Cherokees were marched some 1,000 miles through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas into the forbidding Indian Territory. Many of the Cherokees walked the entire distance without footwear and skimpy clothing.
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are starting. The new catalog is available. A one-time trimester processing fee of $10 is charged in addition to class fee. For a complete list of classes and information, or to complete registration online go to www.sandiegooasis.org or call the office at 760.796.6020. Classes to help you get fit and have more energy start Monday, October 7: Tappercize for Fun; Zumba Gold; and Get Fit and Stay Strong. Other classes during the week include, Blogging, Monday 10/7; Android Basics, 10/7; The Role of Dividends in Retirement, Tuesday, 10/8; Wonderful World of Windows 8, 10/8; Hypnosis lecture, Myths, Misconceptions and Truths will teach you a 30-second pain control technique quicker and more effective than drugs, on Wednesday, 10/9; and the Great Gardens of England on 10/9. Starting October 14 is Beginning Spanish; Windows 7Security, and Bats: Myth and Reality both start October 15; Managing Holiday Stress will be on Wednesday 10/16; and De-Clutter Your Home on Thursday 10/17. Check the website or catalog for many other classes.
Mick Dragoo to Speak at Senior Anglers Meeting - The Escondido Senior Anglers will meet on Friday, October 11th at 9:30am at the Park Avenue Senior Center, 210 Park Ave, Escondido. Mick Dragoo will be the guest speaker and will talk about the potential for wine grape growing and its positive impact on the local area economy. He is owner of Escondido’s Belle Marie and Chateau Dragoo Winery. Assisting him will be a teaching chef with the Escondido Wine and Culinary Arts Academy. Members of this over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh and saltwater fishing, youth trout and catfish derbies, picnics, RV camp-outs, and other community service events. Guests are always welcome; call Ron Casapulla 760.736.4009 for info/clarification (reservations not required).
“Our Energy Future” is Program for Democratic Club Meeting – The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, October 12, social at 12:30pm, meeting starts at 1pm. The speaker will be peg Mitchell presenting “Our Energy Future: Renewed or Game Over?” Much has been said about the “new energy revolution” and energy independence for the U.S. Ms. Mitchell will discuss the energy, environmental, political issues, and potential impact to Californians. The meeting will be held at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive. Check the Club newsletter for directions or call 760.744.9233, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website at www.lsm.sddem.org.
Escondido Democrats to Discuss Obamacare – The October meeting of Escondido Democrats will feature a discussion of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation in California. The featured speaker is Gregory Knoll, executive director and chief counsel for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. The meeting will begin with social at 10am, business meeting at 10:30am, and program at 11am on Saturday, October 12, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway. Admission is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking on site. For info, call 760.740.8595, email email@example.com or visit www.escondidodems.org. Vista Gem and Mineral Show – The Vista Gem and Mineral Society
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cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
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Sam Abed: Declined to comment.
j. Where was council oversight on the allocation of $150,000?
Ed Gallo: He let us know about it in advance; at least he let me know about it. We were all together when we heard this. Olga Diaz: I was not briefed on the money; as I said before, I didn’t know about the money or the terms until August of this year.
Sam Abed: Declined to comment.
It’s interesting to note that while both Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz and Councilmember Ed Gallo were quite free with their comments and anxious to help, Mayor Sam Abed was not only defensive but downright testy in response to most any question.
He chastised The Paper for working on a story that is, in his judgment, a non-issue. He claims this is an election year (it’s not; 2014 is) that if there is something wrong the DA will deal with it (Agreed). He suggested we were making an issue out of it and we should be talking about relevant issues. We tried to explain that this was our job . . . and we felt this is an issue of relevance.
He then offered the suggestion that the EPOA had passed a vote of No Confidence on former Chief Jim Maher. He then said he was told this but wasn’t sure if the vote had been taken, or when. “I didn’t ask for details.”
We contacted the EPOA President, Officer Mike Garcia who said: “That never happened. There was never even any discussion of it within the organization, within its leadership or the rank and file of officers. I told Sam this several days ago. Not sure where he heard it but it simply is not true.”
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Kaitlin is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 51/2 year old, 56 pound, spayed, female, German Shepherd.
Kaitlin knows “Sit, Shake, High 5, Stay, Lie down, and Roll over.” Her previous owner took great care of her, but wasn’t able to spend time with Kaitlin. The $145 adoption fee for Kaitlin 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 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
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American car - this is not an antique car show! This is Cuba's present luxury, reserved only for the government employees! The author may have also missed that gas in Cuba is rationed, citizens get just few liters per month, to insure availability for tourists traveling on govt designated routes, paying with dollars, and saying nice things. The article highlighted impressive literacy ... but nobody speaks a foreign language? Huge education budget but no return on the investment? 3. The Ugly : The article's chapter "Cuba's history" was underwhelming. It said : "The Cuban revolution occurred between 1953 and 1959 .... removed Batista ... installed a government run by Castro ... who declared Cuba a Socialist state." OMG! Here is an alternate perspective: Castro organized a group of like-minded thugs, trained them in Mexico, and with help of an Argentine-born cutthroat, Che Guevara, invaded Cuba, where they executed hundreds of people, confiscated all property (much of it belonging to Americans) and declared themselves democratically elected representatives. The Paper article states: "any
Heather is a 3-year-ols spayed female pit bull mix, ID 70412. Heather is just as sweet as she looks! She is polite around the other dogs and quick to begin learning her basic behaviors. It took Heather no time at all to become a volunteer and staff favorite, with her good looks and gentle temperament. We think someone is going to be very lucky if they adopt this lovely girl. Heather is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
Canadian, any European, any Asian, any South American, they all can visit Cuba." Well, this may well be because these "friends" did not have their families killed, their property stolen, they are not harboring the refugees and they did not have Russian nukes aimed from 90 miles away. (The list left out Africans and Australians.)
On page 7, the article states "as a result of the Kennedy/Castro era, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the bay of Pigs debacle, there has been an enormous divide for over 50 years ... thus the very heavy restrictions on US travel." This is another spin. The fact is that Castro and Guevara killed many people to push their agenda, and USA, just 90 miles away, tried to stop this in midst of the cold war by way of blockade. Those other countries did not care, nothing for them to be proud of. Regarding Cuba's openness, not a word about jamming Radio Marti, Philip Agee, or Elian Gonzalez.
If I tour hell, I can not return and call it good, just because the devil showed me a good time. /s/Tom Skarvada Encinitas, CA.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed 5K & 1M Pumpkin Run/Walk
Escondido Recreation is hosting the 4th Annual 5K trail run and 1M family-friendly run/walk through scenic Kit Carson Park. This event will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013. All ages are invited to attend, and encouraged to come in costume, including the dog. Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag. Youth ages 5-13 will also receive a participation medal.
Over 30 vendors and exhibitors will participate in the FREE Health and Safety Expo. This year’s expo will feature entertainment and demonstrations, vendors with free samples, a costume contest, prizes, food, and much more! Proceeds benefit Escondido Recreation through the Quality of Life Fund. Check in starts at 7:30 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available. For additional information and registration, visit www.pumpkinrun.escondido.org or call (760)
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista Businesses on Display
New and innovative, as well as established companies from all over the area and beyond are coming to Vista for opportunities and resources that can be found nowhere else in our region.
Whether it is our centralized location with easy access to Highway 78 and other major transportation corridors, a skilled labor force, or the quality of life in Vista, there is no shortage of reasons why companies are finding that relocating or locating a new business in Vista is an advantageous and excellent choice.
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Abed went on to say, “These things are just stupid things . . just allegations.”
Mayor Abed just doesnt’s seem to get it. This commentary/story and the public interest is not so much just about Jim Maher. It is more about the management of the city . . . the transparent government that is not there, the secretive atmosphere where it’s next to impossible to get meaningful information from the city, about the city stonewalling on Public Records Requests. Regular citizens are denied access, or stalled, when perfectly legitimate requests are made under the Public Records Act. Media, which serves as the eyes and ears of the public, are similarly denied.
If you have a business or are interested in opening one in the city, on Wednesday, October 9, head to the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Expo in the Vista Business Park. Over 800 businesses employing nearly 23,000 area residents are located in our Business Park. The event pairs professionals with the opportunity to showcase a wide array of local, regional and global products and services. Drop by the Expo to network and to discover some of Vista’s own microbreweries and urban wineries which will be showcased throughout the event. Drop by the City of Vista booth to meet our Economic Development staff. Information is available on line at vistachamber.org.
It’s about whether public money has been used to persuade or coerce an employee to do, or not do, certain things. Indeed, of late, there appars to be an open hostility against the media when media is simply trying to do its job of reporting the facts on its government.
Following research and exploration of this series of questions The Paper believes more strongly than ever that the city of Escondido’s management by both elected and appointed officials needs to be examined closely by an independent outside investigative agency, with sworn testimony from witnesses. Something just doesn’t smell right.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Rate your streets San Marcos
As part of its mission to promote walkable communities, WalkSanDiego is completing its second edition of the Regional Walk Scorecard by scoring every city in San Diego County to determine which is the most walkable.
Residents are invited to rate the walking conditions within San Marcos using the FREE BestWALK smart phone application. The app allows users to select streets from a map to walk and survey; rate the safety, aesthetics and features of walking in a neighborhood; and challenge your friends to participate. Each city then receives a score indi-
cating what it is like to walk in the community. To start rating San Marcos’ walkability, first download the BestWALK app available to Android phones on Google Play and on iTunes for your iPhone. BestWALK is available in English or Spanish. Next, sign up for the new Meetup Group at www.meetup.com/BestWALKMeetup. WalkSanDiego will use this Meetup Group to make announcements, schedule neighborhood walks, provide information about making places more walkable, and share information with each other about favorite places to walk. For more information, please visit www.walksandiego.org.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Double Tracking Project
On Wednesday, October 9, from 6PM – 8PM, at Oceanside High School (1 Pirates Cove), the San Diego Association of Governments and the North County Transit District will be hosting an informational public meeting to present the rail improvement project that will be coming to North Oceanside. The project team members from these agencies will provide information about the project and be available to answer your questions at the meeting. The upcoming North Oceanside Double Track Project will increase both transit and freight capacity by replacing the
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will host the 2013 Gem & Mineral Show on Saturday, October 12, from 10am-5pm, and Sunday, October 13 from 10am-4pm, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista. This is a free family event.
Horse Heritage Festival and San Marcos Trails Day in October – On Sunday, October 13, there will be a variety of hikes and a 3-mile Ride & Stride along Twin Oaks Valley’s quiet and horse-friendly trail system. Proceeds from the Poker Ride improve the public horse show grounds at Walnut Grove Park. Following the Ride & Stride, family fun activities abound from 10am3pm. Pony rides, frontier games, scarecrow maze, demonstrations, food, petting corral, Heritage Park Houses & Museum, and much more. This is a partnership of the San Marcos Historical Society and the Twin Oaks Equestrian Association (TOVEA), and the event coincides
aging single-track rail bridge over the San Luis Rey River with a modern double-track bridge and by constructing a one-mile stretch of second main track to join two existing double-track segments together. This project is funded through preliminary engineering and environmental phases, and is expected to be constructed by 2025 as part of the North Coast Corridor Program, a comprehensive package for highway, rail and transit needs. So be sure and come out on this night to listen, learn and question this upcoming project. For more information, visit www.KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/ NODT or call (858) 549-RAIL. I look forward to seeing you all there!
with San Marcos Trails Day, in addition to San Marcos celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation. This event benefits the Historical Society, TERI Inc., and is a fundraiser for the equestrian facilities at Walnut Grove Park.
Audition Dates Announced for Holiday Theater Festival – On October 13 and 14, from 5 to 9pm both days, 80 children between ages of 7 and 17 years, and 30 adults between the ages of 18 and 70 will be cast for the shows in this year’s festival: The 1940’s Radio Hour (musical, adult cast only); Anastasia (musical, adult and youth cast); The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (play with music; adult and youth cast); A Dalmatian Christmas (musical, youth cast only); A Pooh Bear Christmas (musical, youth cast only); and The Little Match Girl (play, teens only from 13 to 19 years of age). For details on everything listed above, visit Auditions page of the
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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com How to buy a new PC – Conclusion
We’re at part four of what was supposed to be a three part series on how to buy a new PC. The plan was to explain how the speeds, options and features on today’s PCs relate to user needs and to provide a buyers guide for computer shoppers.
Retail sales personnel work on commission and are required to sell what’s on their shelves or what the merchandiser happens to be pushing that day. They typically have limited knowledge of computers and care little about your specific present and future needs. It was our hope that we could arm our readers with information that would allow them to make rational decisions in spite of the often less than helpful sales
Serving Our Seniors by Increasing Protection from Elder Abuse
Last Monday, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and I held a press conference to encourage the Governor to increase protections against elder abuse. Many senior citizens joined with us to demand that Governor Brown sign three bills that will improve prevention of elder abuse, clarify how elder abuse crimes are recorded, and broaden definitions of elder abuse crimes.
The first bill, SB 543 (Block), establishes that theft crimes committed against elders must count as “prior offenses” like other forms of theft. The second bill, AB 140 (Dickinson), will expand the definition of “undue influence” to help shelter elders
associates lurking in the computer aisles of “Big Box” stores.
We thought it would be easy because we do it every day here at the shop. Each day we help business and home computer users find the right combination of speed, options and features through an interactive process. First we learn how the user plans to use the new PC. Then we explain how the speed, options and features relate to those particular needs. Because we build desktop PCs and custom order notebook PCs, we can configure a system to optimize the present and future needs for our customers. It’s easy when we can actually discuss the options, speeds and features face to face with the user but it has proven impossible to provide enough information to “snowproof” potential computer buyers shopping the “big box” retailers. These are some of the questions you need answered before you commit to a new PC. Form Factor: What works for me? Desktop, notebook, mini ITX, Allin-One, tablet? RAM memory: How much do I need? Are there open slots for RAM upgrade? Hard drive: How big, how many, how fast, quality (warranty 1yr, 2yr.5yr), Solid State (SSD)? CPU: How much speed makes
from individuals who manipulate them and unfairly influence financial decisions. The third bill, AB 477 (Chau), will make notaries public mandated reporters to help prevent elders from being defrauded. Governor Brown should support all three of these policies to show California’s elder community that we are committed to protecting them from predators. Seniors citizens deserve the assurance that we will do everything we can to demonstrate to elder abusers that these crimes will not go unpunished.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos,
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sense considering my present and future needs? Video: Is the video adequate for my use? Is there a PCI-X 16X slot for future upgrade? Power Supply: Does the power supply have enough extra capacity to allow for upgrades? Features: Do I need HDMI, DVI, E-SATA, S/PDIF, RAID, Hard drive dock? USB: How many ports do I need? Will USB 3.0 be important to me? Operating System: Which one do I need, Windows XP, 7 or 8 and which version and why? Bloatware: Will my new PC be full of ads, pop-ups, trial programs and links? Internet: Wired, WiFi, Air card? Post sales: Are components high
quality? Is service local? Can I get on-site help if I need it?
The computer you buy today should last for six to eight years and it will, if you make the right decisions when you select it. Many of the features and options on PCs need to be explained in terms of how they work and what they can do for you. We are pretty good at doing that, so if you need help understanding how features and options relate to your usage patterns call or stop in. We don’t mind sharing our knowledge with you. There is no pressure. We simply feel that the better informed you are, the more likely you are to be our customer, eventually.
Obamacare is Coming Learn All You Can!
As most people now know, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will begin to be implemented on October 1st. The new law will have a tremendous impact on our economy, our pocketbooks and on the way we access healthcare.
navigate the realities of these extensive changes to our healthcare system.
The first town hall was held before an overflow crowd at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce offices on September 18th. I plan to sponsor at least two more town hall meetings about this important subject. The next town hall will be held in the San The merits of Obamacare Marcos City Hall council will continue to be debated chambers (Located at 1 and efforts to repeal or Civic Center Drive) from modify this legislation are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on likely to continue as its October 23rd. A third town impact becomes clear. hall will be held in the What cannot be debated is council chambers at the fact that the law is now Temecula’s City Hall being implemented. (Located at 41000 Main As a public service for res- Street) from 6:30 to 8:30 idents of the 75th p.m. on November 6th. Assembly District, I am sponsoring a series of town Please RSVP to my hall meetings at which District Office at (760) experts will provide the 480-7570 if you plan to information necessary to attend.
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FREE Composting Workshop at Escondido Community Garden – A composting workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30am-10am at the Escondido Community Garden. The workshop will be staffed by master composters and include instruction and demonstration in the building and maintenance of a backyard compost pile and worm bin. The workshop is free and no registration is required. It will be canceled in the event of rain. The Garden is located on the west side of
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City of San Marcos Invites Youth and Teens to Audition for Two Programs – Theatre West invites teens ages 13-17 to audition for “Sounds of the Season,” a non-stop song and dance musical revue, and youth ages 7 to 17 to audition for “Babes in Toyland.” Auditions will be held at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, on Monday, October 21, anytime between 5pm and 8pm. Be prepared to sing a one-minute excerpt from a song of your choice. Bring instrumental CD if desired, a school photo, and a short list of past experiences you have had speaking, singing or dancing in front of a group. Beginners are welcome. Performances will be held at the Community Center on December 7 and 8 for “Sounds of the Season” and on December 12, 13, 14, and 15 for “Babes in Toyland.” For more info, call 760.744.9000 or go to www.sanmarcos.net/theatrewest. Autumn Fantasy Fundraising – The Assistance League of North Coast (ALNC) invites you to their “Autumn Fantasy,” an auction, entertainment and luncheon on Saturday, October 26. Master of Ceremonies will be Larry Himmel, KFMB News 8. The event will be
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Workshops and Events at EAP Municipal Gallery – In October the following workshops and events will take place at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, Phone 760.480.4101. Operating hours are Tuesdays from 11am-5pm, and Thursday through Saturday 11am4pm. October 11 to November 2, Native American Cultural Revitalization. Reception will be October 12 from 5:30-8pm. Saturdays, October 19 and 26, from 1-3pm, Native American Basket Weaving and Storytelling, a free to the public hands-on workshop featuring storytelling and basket making techniques with Cathleen Chilcote Wallace and Lydia Vassasr. Limited to 20 people; call the Gallery during operating hours. On Sunday, October 20, from 12noon-2pm, Painting Techniques. Artist Angela Jackson will demonstrate “Painting Techniques” free to the public. Angela is featured solo artist in the Expressions Space at the Gallery.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00064450-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Ma Elenita Ellis filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Enzo Sean Celestial to Proposed name: Enzo Sean Instinski. 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: October 22, 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 8/27/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 & 10/03/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025425
The name of the business: EZ Access ATM, located at 250 James St., Escondido, Ca., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: EZ Access ATM. LLC 250 James St. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Co. First day of business was n/a. /s/Thomas A. Grinstead, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/04/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-024229
The name of the business: The Country Trader, located at 27133 Canal Rd., Valley Center, Ca. 92082, is hereby registered by the following: Tim Toler 14238 Augusta Dr. Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/07/07. /s/Tim Toler This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/21/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-023537
The name of the business: The UPS Store 4679, located at 663 S. Rcho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Mehrdad Mobasseri & Shirin Fardanesh 310 S. Twin Oaks #107 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Mehrdad Mobasseri This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/14/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025614
The name of the business: Boundless Freestyle, located at 992 Bittersweet Street, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Boundless Innovations, Inc. 992 Bittersweet Street Escondido, Ca. 902026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vida Tyme Rodriguez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/05/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025461
The name of the business: Adriatic Sardina Inc., located at 1847 Commercial St., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Adriatic Sardina Inc. 1847 Commercial St. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/20/2013. /s/Zlatko Devcic, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/04/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025734
The name of the business: MexicanAmerican Immigration Center, located at 117 N. Broadway, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Kevin Alan Bove’ 117 N. Broadway Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/17/1998. /s/Kevin Alan Bove’ This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/06/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00066082-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Debora Mendoza & Victor Velazquez, on behalf of a minor, Jason Alejandro Ruesga, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jason Alejandro Ruesga to Proposed name Jason Alejandro Velazquez Mendoza. 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: October 29, 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 09/09/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 & 10/03/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025079
The name of the business: BlueWater Computing, BlueWater Geophysics, located at 823 Orla St. San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Kristoffer T. Walker 823 Orla St. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kristoffer T. Walker This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/29/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025748
The name of the business: Tutto Lasagne, located at 2515 Pioneer Ave., #5, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Leonarda Locuratolo 2515 Pioneer Ave. #5 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Leonarda Locuratolo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/06/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026542
The name of the business: Rock On Pizza, located at 3440 Del Lago Blvd., #K, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Berry Woolley 3440 Del Lago Blvd. #K, Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was Oct. 1, 2010. /s/Berry Woolley This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/13/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026631
The name of the business: North County Powder Coating, Inc., located at 2745 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: North County Powder Coating, Inc. 2745 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/1989. /s/Thomas Wright, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/03 and 10/10/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026630
The name of the business: North County Concrete Cutting & Coring, Inc., located at 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: North County Concrete Cutting & Coring, Inc. 2746 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/1/1980. /s/Thomas Wright, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/03 and 10/10/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025973
The name of the business: J Mark Properties, located at 2471 Coral St., Vista, Cal. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Christopher L. Robinson 901 Salem St. Vista, Ca. 92084 Scot M. Robinson 1302 Clarence Drive Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 12/15/1986. /s/Christopher L. Robinson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-025924
The name of the business: D&0 Imports, D&0 Enterprise, located at 3985 Harney St. #C, San Diego, Ca. 92110, is hereby registered by the following: Dennis and Oanh Theriault 1225 N. Broadway #21 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 1/28/2004. /s/Oanh Theriault This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 and 10/3/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026962
The name of the business: Hardwood Headquarters, located at 2447 Levante
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This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Zachary Gibson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-024840
The name of the business: Ben’s Janitorial Service, located at 1717 Macero St., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Benjamin and Maria M. Leso 1717 Macerto St. Escondido, C. 92029 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 2/8/1982. /s/Benjamin Leso This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/28/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027169
The name of the business: Braaap Wholesale, located at 724 Olinda St., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Jason Scott 724 Olinda St. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jason Scott This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/20/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027079
The name of the business: Andrey Car Service, located at 1722 Elfin Forest Rd., #330, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Andrey Vorotnikov 1722 Elfin Forest Rd. #330 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/20/2013. /s/Andrey Vorotnikov This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/20/2013. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 and 10/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027651
The name of the business: J J Bagwell Transport, located at 2338 Sandy Ln, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Palmer L. Bagwell 2338 Sandy Ln. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Palmer L. Bagwell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/26/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED
Ordinance No. 2013-1383 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending Section 2.16.030, of the San Marcos Municipal Code with respect to Campaign Contribution Limits. Ordinance No. 2013-1383 was introduced on September 10, 2013, and adopted by the City Council on September 24, 2013, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: ORLANDO. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/03/2013 Ordinance No. 2013-1384 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California amending San Marcos Municipal Code Chapter 5.68 relating to the licensing requirements for bingo games conducted in the City. Ordinance No. 20131384 was introduced on September 10, 2013, and adopted by the City Council on September 24, 2013, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: ORLANDO. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/03/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-026415
The name of the business: Affinity Business Services, located at 2854 Rancho Rio Chico, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: KTK Enterprises, Inc. 2854 Rancho Rio Chico Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/April Lallo, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/12/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027683
The name of the business: Waveshacks, located at 319 Woodland Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Juan Rodrigo Gallego 314 Woodland Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juan Rodrigo Gallego This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/26/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027253
The name of the business: Spring of Health, located at 1879 Matin Cir. #138, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: India Laubacher 1879 Matin Cir. #138 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/India Laubacher This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/23/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027440
The name of the business: Countywide Legal Services, located at 603 Seagaze Drive #910, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel M. Milhone 603 Seagaze Drive #910 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel M. Milhone This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-020 on October 7, 2013. Project No.: P13-0027 Case No.: DP-13-020 Applicant: Paula Buckley Request: Director’s Use Permit to allow for the operation of a large family child care home (up to 14 children) within an existing single family residence. Location of Property: 837 Quiet Hills Drive, more particularly described as: Lot 32 of San Marcos Hills, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 7538, filed in the office of the County Recorder or San Diego County, February 1, 1973. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 226-550-32. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on October 17, 2013). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or email@example.com. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/3/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-027893
The name of the business: Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa, located at 24360 Old Wagon Road, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Stephen Markowitz 2160 Newton Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/9/2007. /s/Stephen Markowitz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/27/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
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A Way of Life
Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe:
• all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race • the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an everadvancing civilization • work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship • the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God. Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
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San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or 1.760.432.9941 Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264
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The name of the business: Iron Group Protective Service, located at 250 Knoll Rd., #120, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Aleksandar Zivkovic 250 Knoll Rd. #120 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/22/2012. /s/Aleksandar Zivkovic This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
The name of the business: King Massage, located at 702 Center Dr., #102, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Golden A Spa 8252 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #A2 San Diego, Ca. 92111 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Xian He Li This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/13/2013. 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10/2013.
The name of the business: Revolution Ryu, Yamashita West, located at 1315 Hot Springs Way, #103, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Jacqueline Dunevant 657 Rjolling Hills Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/1/13. /s/Jacqueline Dunevant This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2013. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24/2013
The name of the business: Firewire Mobile Welding, Firewire Welding and Fabrication, located at 530 Seaview Pl., Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: James Gorgol 530 Seaview Pl. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/1/13. /s/James Gorgol This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/09/2013. 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 & 10/03/2013.
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Losses were estimated at more than 4,000. They died mostly from disease, exposure, exhaustion, and hunger.
Once they arrived, many of the government's promises went unfulfilled, as was the case with other Indian nations across the continent. But the Cherokee and many other Native American nations got some solace in that oil was discovered on their lands in Oklahoma. Of course, the Whites wanted it back, but that didn't happen in many cases. Today, most Native Americans are getting a portion of sweet revenge through their reservation casinos. Slowly but surely they are getting a return on their losses, one dollar at a time. That sad "removal" of the Cherokees has mostly been forgotten by Americans and all but lost in our history, but not by the Native Americans. History labels this episode the "Trail of Tears," but the Cherokees call it the "Trail Where They Cried." Historic Memory -- In September 1955 -- Rather than make him a martyr through trial and punishment, longtime Argentinian dictator Juan
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Peron was sent in exile to Paraguay by the military. Peron had been hiding out on a Paraguayan gunboat anchored in Buenos Aires harbor after a four-day old revolution ousted him from power.
Also this month in 1955, teen idol James Dean was killed in a car crash shortly after he had finished filming the epic movie "Giant." His Porsche Spider careened off the highway as he traveled north on Highway 101 near Paso Robles.
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ment of anger and it manifests itself in people who want to get even by murdering, harming, or somehow showing their resentment.
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Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) ANGER
Our nation was horrified when news of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard was printed in our newspapers. At first it was thought that it was an act of terrorism, because it was at a military facility. As more information was received, it became apparent that it was an act of one angry man. What forces could make Aaron Alexis so angry? We are finding that there are many angry persons with destructive rage-husbands, wives, children, disgruntled workers, freeway drivers, and a host of others who feel threatened, abused, rejected, ignored, or failed. It would appear that our society has created an environ-
Along with the more recent stories of angry people, there are those we read about in the Bible. The first story of anger is that of Cain, who became angry with his brother, Abel, and with God. God came to Cain and asked him why he was so angry. He doesn’t answer. When people don’t confront their anger, it leads to resentment and retaliation. God gave him a “way out.” He told him that if he did well, all would go well with him. Unfortunately, Cain lets his anger get the best of him and he, like Aaron Alexis, murders his brother. Jesus also got angry during His lifetime on earth. We call this righteous anger, which is against social and religious injustice. For that, He drove the “money changers” out of the temple. There is justifiable anger, but, even then, it needs to be tempered with love. There are two Bible passages that I believe bear consideration in any circumstance of anger. If you are angry for whatever reason, one says: “Be angry, but sin not” and the other says: “Let not the sun go down on your anger,” both from Ephesians 4:26.
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