Volume 46 - No. 45
November 17, 2016
By Friedrich Gomez
For many senior citizens around the country peak holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, are just another day on their calendar. As usual, many will be left alone on these, otherwise, festive family get-togethers. It is particularly hard for seniors who have outlived their spouses. Doubly-hard when their grown children and grandchildren have “other plans” – plans which do not include their elderly parents.
A recent survey revealed: “For many seniors, the holidays are not a time of celebration and joy, but only serve as reminders of how lonely he or she may be, the friends that have passed on, the lack of family gettogethers and the inability to participate in such events.” Often, these seniors are excluded, abandoned, and isolated from family plans.
It is a widespread situation, not just here in America, but around the globe. Commonly referred to as the ‘holiday blues,’ elderly depression during the holidays affects senior couples, widows and widowers, singles, and divorcees.
A recent documentary explored the deeply-personal feelings of people living in old-age homes: “Most of whom are tricked into going there.” As research reveals, “Some children feel that their elderly parents are a financial burden. Some abandon them when they are ill.” In general, studies show that most say that they are just too busy to care for them.
For the upcoming holiday season, many of us do not wish to think about these situations. It is just too uncomfortable to reflect upon. Many believe it is best to ignore this reality and just “sweep it all under the rug,” so that otherwise good-feelings and happy-celebrations are not ruined.
As researchers record the voices of the elderly themselves, these abandoned parents still cherish the love of their children, regardless of any neglect. One social worker said, “It is the duty of children to look after their parents when they are old and cannot care for themselves.”
left alone and are not involved. Primarily, because they are considered a burden.
Yet, closing one’s eyes does not erase the fact that the holidays are often a most heartbreaking and devastating experience for many senior citizens who, sometimes, have no spouse or family to rejoice with. Worse yet, that they are neglected by family members who regard them as a bothersome burden. Such isolation and loneliness is especially painful during the height of the holiday season.
Unfortunately, in-depth records show a sad tale of the tape: “Recent trends show that people would rather place their parents in old-age homes, an act which has devastating effects on the emotions of the abandoned parents.”
A 2016 study said that such neglect of senior citizens by family members can have deadly consequences. Regarding lack of social interaction, “Seniors that are withdrawn and lack social contact with others – especially during the height of holiday celebrations – may blame themselves for family members avoiding them. Such feelings of loneliness and isolation cause some seniors to feel that their death wouldn’t really affect anyone.”
Blissful ignorance is often the order of the day. We sometimes pretend it’s not a problem.
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Sadly, this does not always hold true. Parents and children have the purest relationship in the beginning years, but this often changes through time.
Because the holiday season, in particular, is deeply associated with family, grandchildren, and happiness, it can heighten the feelings of loneliness from the aged who are sometimes
Complicating the problem is that, according to mental health professionals, “Many seniors do not wish to speak of their holiday blues, but for the wrong reasons. They often feel that they don’t want to dampen the mood for others, or that they do not wish to admit that they feel isolated and forgotten by family members during what should be a happy time.”
While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: lonely seniors.
It comes as a shock for many to learn that seniors now commit suicide twice as often as teens. “Adults aged 65 to 84 are nearly twice as likely to commit suicide as 15 to 24-year-olds,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Beyond age 85, the suicide rate is 70 percent higher. Keep in mind, seniors are unlikely to ask for help because they don’t want to be a burden to anyone.” Regarding the so-called holiday-blues which can negatively affect seniors, it is a growing social problem not just here in America. It is a problem spreading worldwide, especially in socalled civilized, advanced cultures. In Great Britain, a charity has been created in an effort to curb this growing
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senior-citizen abandonment problem. The charity is called “Age U.K” and it was launched last month, in October of 2016. Its primary function is to raise British awareness about elder loneliness during the Christmas holidays, and year-round.
The epidemic-like problem in Great Britain necessitated the founding of another group to assist in this heartwrenching problem. The newest U. K. group is aptly called “Friends of the Elderly” and is committed to “Raising money to combat elderly loneliness around the holidays. A nominal donation fee will pay for an elderly person to attend a lunch and Christmas party.” Our English cousins have set a high standard for Americans to emulate. Overall, the British people have astounded the world with their pioneering work in attempting to better understand and eradicate this cruel human condition. The British have long-showed courage in facing-down problems, as opposed to ignoring them.
U.K. research on elderly loneliness is not for the timid of heart. The findings can buckle the knees of any person who has a beating heart. “It is estimated that one million older British people will go an entire month without speaking to another person.” Their aged condition often isolates them, weeks at a time. A BBC television survey in 2015 found that 10-percent of peo-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Eve chats with God
“Lord, I have a problem.” “What is it, Eve?” “I know that you created me and provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, especially that hilarious snake, but I’m just not happy.” “And why is that Eve?” “Lord, I’m lonely, and I’m sick to death of apples.” “Well, Eve, in that case I have a solution. I shall create a man for you.” “Man? What is that Lord?” “A flawed creature with many bad traits. He’ll lie, cheat and be vain. All in all he’ll give you a hard time, but he’ll be bigger and faster and will love to hunt, fish and bring you good things to eat. I’ll create him in such a way that he will satisfy your physical needs. He will revel in childish things like playing poker or knocking a ball around." “He won’t be as smart as you, so he will also need your advice to think
ple over 65 years of age planned to spend Christmas alone. Another British survey found that half-a-million people over 75 years of age would spend the holidays alone. Reason: “Most said it was because they didn’t want to be a burden to their families.” Here in Escondido, California, an elderly woman confessed to me, “I walk to the market almost every day. Not to buy food because I’m on a fixed income; it’s because I just want to hear the voices of other people around me.” She has plenty of grown children, even grandchildren, but they very rarely call, let alone visit her. She is a bright, intelligent woman, full of sunshine and optimism, despite her family neglect.
If it were not enough, many records substantiate physical abuse by the children of elderly parents. One aged woman, Mrs. Begum, a widow, grew tired of eating the same cereal that was fed to her each day. One special Christmas, with childlike excitement, she decided to cook food for herself, like she used to when her family was young; when her children looked up to her. She cooked the meal successfully, but later her son found out and gave her a black eye, and a forceful admission to the old people’s center.
Later, when a special study group found out, she was interviewed by reporter, Rabia Ali, for The Express Tribune. She recalled her story (which was substantiated), miles away
properly.” “Sounds great,” says Eve, with ironically raised eyebrows,” but what’s the catch?” “Well, you can have him on one condition.” “And what’s that Lord?" “Well, since he’ll be proud, arrogant and self-admiring, you’ll have to let him believe that I made him first. And it will have to be our little secret... you know, woman to woman.” ••••• I saw a poor little old lady trip and fall this morning.
Well, I assume she was poor. She only had $1.50 in her purse. Medical Science
There were a couple of items in the news this week you might have missed. The first is from the medical science file. Doctors at Harvard Medical School have been experimenting with Botox. They've found that it cures incontinence. The second item is from the political file.
Nancy Pelosi has not been to the bathroom in three years. ••••• Just been to the gym. They've got a new machine in. Only used it for half an hour, as I started to feel sick. It's great though. It does everything – Kit Kats, Mars Bars, Snickers, Potato Chips, the lot. ••••• Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.
from her family, in the confines of her nursing home. The report reads: “Her lips quivered and her coal-lined eyes filled up with tears. Her youngest son, and his wife, called her senile and would beat her up frequently on trivial matters.” The aged mother was found to be completely lucid and, in fact, very intelligent. Remarkably, she still loved her son, as only a mother can. “I made wallets and sold them to raise my seven children after my husband’s death. But once they were all married, they had their own lives. I was just in the way. A family burden.” Sadly, her attempt to re-live a precious Christmas memory by preparing a modest meal for herself ended in physical abuse and abandonment.
The interviewers had to take occasional breaks because the emotional tug was just too much to bear. And they wished not for the abandoned mother to see their tears.
Remarkably, she never rescinded her love for her children. In her early years, she did all in her power to feed, shelter, clothe, and protect them. She remembered that they would often run to her open arms when they were frightened children. Her arms, which they once said was the safest place in the world to be. But, she was now 70 years old. Despite the cruelty, violence, and abandonment, she still clutched to her ideals of loving her seven children, now grown to adulthood. Shortly after, on February 1, 2012, Mrs. Begum passed away quietly, in
What disease did cured ham actually have? ••••• If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? ••••• Leif Ericson came across a little lemming who was about to jump off a cliff into a river.
Leif said, "Don't jump, little lemming." And he gave the lemming to his assistant who taught it how to wade across instead of jumping off a cliff. The moral is "If Leif hands you a lemming, make lemmings wade." ••••• Daily Thought: Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anythng but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs. ••••• To save the economy, on December 1, 2011, Congress will announce a new bill ordering the immigration department to start deporting old people (instead of illegal aliens) in order to lower the cost of Social Security and Medicare. They said that old people are easier to catch, and will not remember how to get back home! I had tears in my eyes when I thought of you.
... See you on the bus. ••••• I got upset yesterday and called the Anger Management Hotline. They answered, "What the *#&*# do you want?" ••••• My mom was great. She'd let me lick the beaters. She'd have been an even
her sleep. She was left to die in an old-age home. At only age 70, her cause of death was listed simply that her heart merely stopped beating. The nursing home staff said it was, “because of a broken heart.”
Scattered on the floor beside her bed were photos of her beloved children when they were small, and vulnerable. Ms. Begum’s photo album still laid open when she was found dead. Christmas photos of gift-giving were everywhere. Her last moments were spent re-living her earlier moments of motherhood.
In the publication “Inspired Life,” writer Colby Itkowitz wrote a piece on December 1, 2015. He merely said, “Witnessing an elderly person eating a meal alone is a most heart-wrenching sight. It’s almost as emotionally devastating as imagining a person all alone for the holidays. Put those two scenarios together and it’s almost too much to bear.” In Germany, a grocery store addressed this problem of elderlyneglect with a new advertising campaign. They profiled a true-life, heartbreaking story of an old man abandoned by his too-busy family at Christmas. The factual scenario has already been viewed by more than 10-million viewers on YouTube. It all began when an 85-year-old-man called a radio show over the holidays
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greater mom if she would only have turned them off first. ••••• So I decided to lay down the law to Evelyn. I told her . . . "Look here, woman! There can only be one boss in the house, and I'm it!" And that's why I'm sitting outside in the rain, talking to my dogs. ••••• A man walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked to buy a half head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that the boy ask his manager about the matter.
Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, "Some idiot wants to buy a half head of lettuce." As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the man standing right behind him, so he added, "And this gentleman kindly offered to buy the other half."
The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way. Later the manager said to the boy, "I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son?" "Texas, sir." the boy replied.
"Well, why did you leave Texas?" the manager asked. The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing but whores and football players there."
"Really?" said the manager "My wife is
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Mark Larson to Speak at TERC Meeting – Radio personality, Mark Larson, whose voice is heard on a variety of programs and commercials via more than 2,000 radio and TV outlets worldwide, will be the guest speaker for The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) lunchtime meeting on Monday, November 21st. Mark’s Southern California talk show airs on AM1170 “The Answer” (KCBQ) weekdays from 6 to 9am. He is also heard on various programs on sister-station KPRZ 1210AM, and serves as a news analyst and commentator on KUSI Television (Channel 9) in San Diego. TERC’s meeting will be held at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in at 11:30am with the buffet service at 11:45am; the meeting begins promptly at noon and concludes at 1pm. Reservations are required. Cost is $14/person; RSVP by calling 760.480.8300. For info about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.com. ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local –
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to talk about his deceased wife. At first, he merely said (translated from the original German): “I miss her. I feel so alone.” A day after his anguished moment on the radio airwaves, he soon turned more cheerful. He had received the good news of his children planning to visit him over the Christmas holidays. He was brimming with joy and the anticipation seemed wonderfully overwhelming.
He had made exciting celebration plans and managed to purchase small gifts for his grandchildren. It was a moment which put a spring in his step and a constant smile on his face. He radiated with enthusiasm and purpose.
A week later, he had carried an armful of groceries home with great excitement. Yes, he was a widower, but he still had his family and grandchildren to look forward to seeing, even if just once-a-year. Spry for 85, he is in otherwise good health. He gingerly enters his modest home and happily begins putting his small treasures of food away with great pride and anticipation in having a rare family reunion.
After all is sorted and put away, he slowly walks to his telephone answering-machine and sits with excitement as he plays the message. He hears the familiar voice of his daughter. She and her family cannot make it for
Oceanside launches new local holiday shopping campaign for Shop Small Business Saturday on November 26th, inviting the community to explore Oceanside retail establishments and to inspire shopping local this holiday season. The two weekend holiday extravaganza includes a Shopping Passport from November 26-December 4 at various business locations. The Merry Makers Fair on November 26-27 and December 2-4, from 11am-6pm at 409 Mission Ave., Ste 130, Oceanside; a pop-up vendor showcase featuring over 15 artisanal businesses with creative, hand-crafted products. Sip & Shop event on Saturday, November 26, 2-5pm at participating retail establishments; tasting tickets required. ‘Tis the Season’ Window Decorating Contest, November 25-December 25. Retail and dining establishments will decorate their store fronts, and a panel of judges will cast votes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners; winners announced during the MainStreet morning meeting Tuesday, December 6th. Holiday displays will remain visible until December 25. Additional Holiday events are Holiday Tree Lighting, Thursday, December 1st; Art Walk, Friday, December 2nd; Holiday Sunset Gift Market, every Thursday throughout December; 6th Annual Christmas Concert at Mission San Luis Rey, December 2 and 3; Parade of Lights at Oceanside Harbor, Saturday, December 10; Miracle on 34th Street production at Brooks Theatre, December 16-18; and Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Civic Center Plaza, December 28. For more information or view a list of participating businesses and Merry Maker Fair vendors, visit www.ShopLocalOceanside.com. Contact information, Gumaro Escarcega, MainStreet Oceanside, 760.754.4512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
dren’s section of the museum. Occurring this year on November 29th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. Please help to continue sparking children’s curiosity in archaeology and teaching valuable scientific lessons by joining the Center’s #GivingTuesday initiative. The Center is located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027; call 760.291.0370; or visit their website at www.sandiegoarchaeology.org. To learn more about the #GivingTuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org or www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday or twitter.com/GivingTues. Library to Host Broke A$$ Holidays – The Escondido Public Library will host Broke A$$ Holidays - a fun, creative craft experience for adults looking to create unique gifts this holiday season, on Saturday, December 3, from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Turrentine Room. Participants upcycle used books to create free, sustainable gifts for those on their holiday short list. Craft supplies, good cheer, and holiday tunes will be provided. Supplies are limited and registration is required at library.escondido.org/register by December 2nd. Broke A$$ Holidays is a free craft program open to all adults who are full of gift-giving spirit, but low on cash. For more information about this and future Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or email@example.com. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido.
Archaeological Center to Participate in #GivingTuesday – The San Diego Archaeological Center has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The Center’s goal is to raise $10,000 for upgrades to the chil-
Poway High School’s Choir Winter Concert – will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts located at 15498 Espola Road, Poway 92064. Performers for this concert include singers from Twin Peaks Middle School, directed by Pat and John Whitson. These students are future Poway
He doesn’t move at first from the comfort of his sofa. He just seems frozen in time. He plays the recording over again, as if – somehow – there will be a different message a second and third time.
I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy. But I had never had a mentally handicapped employee and wasn't sure I wanted one. I wasn't sure how my customers would react to Stevie.
Christmas this year, after all. Something important had, unexpectedly, come up. Again.
Though he feels the odd tickling sensation on his right cheek, he refuses to move. Then, the same tickling sensation on his left cheek. Not bothering, nor caring to react, he realizes that tears are slowly running downward, both cheeks at once. No whimper. No crying. No moaning. Only a stoic face reflecting futility, helplessness, and extreme loneliness.
Finally, his still-tall lanky frame slowly rises up from the sofa. He seems stunned, perhaps a mild shock to his nervous system. He doesn’t recall walking to the window, yet there he stands, feeling numb, and deeply abandoned. He looks out his modest house window and sees another old man being greeted by his grandchildren. He smiles at the sight. Perhaps fantasizing that the old man he sees through his window – is himself. For just one fleeting moment, he dares to believe that he is also loved, just as the old man he sees through his snow-flaked window. He slowly turns and walks to his small dining cabinet. Through the
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A Thanksgiving Story
He was short, a little dumpy with the smooth facial features and thicktongued speech of Down's Syndrome. I wasn't worried about most of my trucker customers because truckers don't generally care who buses tables as long as the meatloaf platter is good and the pies are homemade.
The ones who concerned me were the mouthy college kids traveling to school; the yuppie snobs who secretly polish their silverware with their napkins for fear of catching some dreaded 'truck stop germ;' the pairs of white-shirted business men on expense accounts who think every truck stop waitress wants to be flirted with. I knew those people would be uncomfortable around Stevie so I closely watched him for the first few weeks..
I shouldn't have worried. After the first week, Stevie had my staff wrapped around his stubby little finger, and within a month my truck regulars had adopted him as their official truck stop mascot.
After that, I really didn't care what the rest of the customers thought of him. He was like a 21-year-old in blue jeans and Nikes, eager to laugh and eager to please, but fierce in his attention to his duties. Every salt and pep-
High Choir. Also showcased will be all levels of choir grades 9-12 from Poway High, being conducted by Jessica Schemmel. Tickets are available and can be purchased from the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Box Office on Fridays from 12-5pm, and Saturdays from 10am-3pm, and one hour prior to and one hour after scheduled event start time. You may also purchase tickets by phone during these hours only at 858.748.0505 or on their website at www.powaycenter.com, with a per ticket fee. Ticket prices are $10/adults; $6/seniors 62+, students and military with ID. Methodist Church to Host Bethlehem Walk – Local congregation tells the living story of Christ’s birth in a renowned holiday tradition. The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Escondido will host the 29th annual holiday tradition of Bethlehem Walk on December 9th to 11th at 341 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Free to the public, Bethlehem Walk invites visitors to experience a re-creation of the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and is set in the time of Caesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor who decreed that a census be taken and set in motion the event we now celebrate as Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Upon entering the lively city, the thousands of visitors that come each year embark on a guided tour through masterfully-staged open areas of the church grounds. With live artisans, animals, merchants, prophets and Roman soldiers, visitors become part of the nativity story as they make their way through bustling streets to the inn and, finally, to a real, newborn baby kept warm in a manager. During the threenight production, Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus as well as every member of Bethlehem Walk, are played by an all-volunteer cast. Each year, in the shared message of Christmas, members of different congregations of local churches, come together to plan, construct and deliver the town of Bethlehem as it might have been two thousand years ago.
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per shaker was exactly in its place, not a breadcrumb or coffee spill was visible when Stevie got done with the table.
Our only problem was persuading him to wait to clean a table until after the customers were finished. He would hover in the background, shifting his weight from one foot to the other, scanning the dining room until a table was empty. Then he would scurry to the empty table and carefully bus dishes and glasses onto his cart and meticulously wipe the table up with a practiced flourish of his rag. If he thought a customer was watching, his brow would pucker with added concentration. He took pride in doing his job exactly right, and you had to love how hard he tried to please each and every person he met.
Over time, we learned that he lived with his mother, a widow who was disabled after repeated surgeries for cancer. They lived on their Social Security benefits in public housing two miles from the truck stop. Their social worker, who stopped to check on him every so often, admitted they had fallen between the cracks. Money was tight, and what I paid him was probably the difference between them being able to live together and Stevie being sent to a group home. That's why the restaurant was a gloomy place that morning last August, the first morning in three years that Stevie missed work.
He was at the Mayo Clinic in
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The Paper • Page 4 • November 17, 2016 Escondido Police Department Hosts Annual Christmas Party for Kids
Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a visit with Santa Claus, and every child in attendance will receive gifts. They are asking for the community’s help to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for these kids by donating a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages newborn to 18 years old.
Drop off locations are: Escondido PD Front Lobby – 1163 N. Centre City Pky, Escondido Escondido Federal Credit Union – 201 N. Broadway, Escondido Escondido City Hall – 201 N. Broadway, Escondido Westfield Shopping Center (near the EPD classic car) – 200 E. Via Rancho Pky, Escondido Blue Mug Coffee & Tea - 1882 W. El Norte Pky, Escondido North County Yamaha – 2333 Montiel Rd, San Marcos CrossFit Point A – 985 Woodland Pky #119, San Marcos
All locations will be collecting gifts until Friday, December 2nd, 2016. If you have any questions regarding this worth-while charitable event, please contact Cecilia Gonzalez, EPD Family Protection Unit, at (760) 839-4931. Airbag Recall
The Sheriff's Department is spreading the word about a nationwide recall to replace at-risk airbags in certain vehicles. The recall involves vehicles, particularly
Hondas and Acuras, that are equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Recall repairs are free of charge to all vehicle owners.
To find out if your vehicle is part of the recall, go to: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and enter your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If your vehicle is included in the recall, contact your nearest dealer and schedule an appointment to have your vehicle repaired for free.
For more information about the airbag recall, visit: http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/ind ex.html. TEDDY BEAR DRIVE 2016
The Escondido Police Department is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 26th annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. lkThe Escondido Police Department is asking for assistance with donations of new huggable sized stuffed animals. The collection drive began yesterday, Wednesday November 16th, and will continue through Monday December 5th. Collection boxes will be located in the front lobby of the Escondido Police Department located at 1163 N Centre City Pkwy as well as the Escondido Federal Credit Union located at 201 N Broadway. Donations are welcomed during normal operating business hours. It is the mission of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies involved with this worthwhile cause to provide a stuffed animal for comfort to each and every child that is admitted to Children’s Hospital. For more information on the event itself please contact Crime Prevention Officer, Bobbi Akans. (760) 839-4425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
detailed he conducts his personal and business affairs. Best guess...he'll be an effective Chief Executive. He'll surround himself with bright, well informed people. He's in office as our President ... he needs to be given the chance to oversee our Country and as time passes, we can judge his effectiveness. Just my thoughts ... /s/skubie
Man About Town
From good friend, former owner of KOWN Radio, and former Mayor of Escondido, Alan Skuba, who shares a letter he received back in 2002 from today’s President-Elect, Donald Trump:
Meeting The Donald makes the 5th U.S. Prez I've met beginning with JFK, Reagan, Johnson & Ford. Had face-to-face, closed door session with Ted Kennedy while on the City Council when Escondido Mutual Water and the City were in the throes of legal issues with the Indian tribes on routing of water from Lake Henshaw. I played with Trump in October 2002. He played very well on the BIGHORN Canyons course shooting a 1 under par score of 71. He was enjoyable to be with, but you definitely felt much of the day was about him and "his golf game." Receiving his note of thanks came as a total surprise, but a measure of how
Alan and Nancy Skuba ••••• Trout season is upon us again.
We spent 27 years at Dixon Lake with “Lyle’s at Dixon Lake,” serving anglers, campers, picnickers, and hikers at this beautiful recreation area. Good friend, Rich Studinka, one of the best park rangers ever, tells us that the season opener was yesterday, 11/16/16, with 4500 lbs. of beautiful trout. The next stock will be 11/22 with an additional 1500 pounds of rainbows. 38th Annual City of Escondido Dixon Lake Trout Dperby will be December 2 -4 with 6000 pound of trophy size trout stocked before the derby.
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100 Years to Life Sentence Handed Down in Oceanside Killings.
Kevin Brizuela has been sentenced to 200 years to life in prison for his part in the ambush killing of four teens in an Oceanside park. Brizuela and three fellow gang members mistook the teens for rival gang members. Two of the teens died, including a 13-year-old-girl. Brizuela had been convictred earlier this year of first-degree murder and other charges related to the deadly shooting.
Because Brizuela was a minor at the time of the crime, he’ll be eligible for parole after serving 25 years.
Authorities said Brizuela and three other Vista gang members went out hunting for random gang rivals at Libby Lake Park just before 9 p.m. on March 13, 2013. Three of the men were armed. Only three of the four men — Brizuela , Michael Zurita, Martin Melendrez and Santa Diaz — were armed on the night of the shooting, and it remains unclear which of the four fired shots. In March, Zurita was sentenced to 25 years after he pleaded guilty to four counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
Melendrez was sentenced in May to 40 years to life after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
At that same hearing, Diaz received 39 years after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He took a deal after a jury acquitted him of first-degree murder but deadlocked on other counts. Brizuela was the only one not to receive a plea deal.
Letters to the Editor
I believe the quotation Mr. Gomez credited to Groucho Marx in his article is incorrect.
The quotation “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy” should be attributed to Ernest Benn, a British publisher, writer and political publicist. Regards, David Feldstein
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sliding glass, he manages a slight smile at the three photos of himself which he took with his own timedelay camera. The three photos show him eating alone at the dinner table. It shows him eating a homecooked Christmas dinner, by himself, in three different outfits. The three different outfits are from his last three Christmases when his family was not with him over the holidays. The three photos actually represented several years of spending Christmas by himself. He only started to record the picture-taking three years ago.
Far away in the big city, his three grown children receive a note that their 85-year-old father has died. They break down, uncontrollably, with tears. They were far too busy with their high-powered, metropolitan jobs and lives to be with him all those Christmases past. Their collective thoughts are to return to his small town – the town where they were raised -- for his funeral.
But at the moment, the three grown children fall into each other’s embrace, trying to console each other, their bodies convulsing uncontrollably. Their sobs and cries of anguish are now unleashed. This was their Papa. This was the man who carried each home as infants from the hospital, along with their long-
deceased Mother. Suddenly, their indispensable jobs seem petty and without value. The small grandchildren now begin crying at seeing all the grownups in tears. They are too small and too young in years to understand what has happened, or even why they haven’t seen Grandpa in years. They had often asked and were quickly told: “Next Christmas. Next Christmas, we’ll see Grandpa.” Next Christmas, never came.
The huge family, emotionally deeplyscarred, made the trip to their Papa’s small house to attend to matters at hand.
When the three grown married couples and grandchildren opened the door and spilled into his modest home, they broke down in torrents of tears. There before them stood the most beautiful Christmas tree imaginable. He must have spent a fortune of his fixed income to purchase it, in hopes of a family reunion. Tiny presents for his beloved grandchildren surround the base of the Christmas tree.
The children marvel at the tree, set magically aglow with twinkling lights of various colors. Their Grandpa’s dining room was beautifully set with his best dinnerware. A look of mystery now gripped them as they looked upon a dining table fully set, complete with lighted candles. A wondrous aroma of Christmas foods seemed to emanate from the kitchen.
Suddenly, a dark shadow appeared in the dimly-lighted room. A shadow which slowly moved forward. A shadow with most familiar features. It was their Father!
“How else could I have brought you all here, together?” he asked, sadly.
He was immediately embraced by his grown family, and the tiny children around his waist clutched and hugged him, all cheering and laughing with unreserved joy. After much hugging and crying, his grown children vowed to never allow another Christmas to go by without a family rejoicing together. In fact, there would be many intervening visits because the family decided to “adopt” Grandpa. And to never, ever . . . leave him alone again.
One of the first remarks after dinner was directed to their Father: “It’s time to come home with us now, Papa. You will now live with us, and your grandchildren.” It was a Christmas like no other.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. Is it fair to abandon aging parents because we are too caught up in our lives to spare some time with them? How can we forget that they cared for us when we were tiny, fragile, dependent infants? If this article has touched you in any way, you may wish to be part of the solution for Senior Holiday Blues by volunteering a portion of your time and energy through your community church,
temple, or one of the non-denominational agencies listed below. Please, there is still plenty of time before the holidays, so act now. You will not regret it. Here is just a sampling of agencies you may wish to contact.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE. Has an excellent program called “Volunteer On The Go.” Transportation solutions for older adults. Their website says, “Every Ride Has A Story,” and lists examples from seniors like Gloria: “Never misses a visit with her older brother who lives in a care facility.” Arnie: “Depends on weekly dialysis appointments to stay healthy.” And Evelyn: “Looks forward to meeting her two dear friends for lunch every Tuesday.” The website says: “Older adults who have made the tough decision to ‘turn in their keys’ fear losing their independence. When a person can’t drive, especially in San Diego, simple things such as medical appointments, visiting a loved one, taking a class, or attending a religious service become major life challenges.” This great volunteer service for transportation provides training at the Jewish Family Service, located at 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123. Tele. (858) 637-3050.
ESCONDIDO VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. You can reach them at www.VolunteerMatch.org then click on the left screen on the icon “Seniors.”
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ESCONDIDO Doctor Declares… “You No Longer Need to Sufffer from o Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica, or a Failed Surgery” Dear Friend, Until recently, if you sufffered from degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc, sciatica, or a failed surgery, options were limited. With the exception of surgery, shots or medication ffor or the pain, other options were ffeew. If you’ve sufffered from from any of these ailments, you already know how painfful and debilitating they can be. I see it almost every day. My name is Dr. Hoon Lim, and I specialize in helping patients with these and similar health problems. Many times I’ve seen patients come to my offffice in agonizing pain, patients who have started to think that their lives will never be the same again. And within a ffeew weeks, they’re bettter than ever! You see, with the recent development off a new procedure called spinal decompression, these problems can now be healed without surgery! How? In a nutshell, spinal decompression is a gentler and more advanced fform orm of computerized traction whereby a spinal disc is placed under negative pressure. The effect off this is a vacuum, where the protruding or herniated part off the disc !
can be pulled back into place, and so allows healing to initiate. It is 100% % natu ural, no drugs, no shots, no surgery. The success rate is very hiigh, and there is no pain during the therapy. In ffaact, sometimes the patients ffaall asleep because they fi find n it so relaxing. Using a combination off spinal decompression and other rehab therapies, most patients are back to normal in just a ffeew weeks! In ffaact, here is what some off my patients have to say about spinal decompression and the care that we provide… “I had injured m myy back whilee I wa as pllaying basketballll.. Botth off m myy leg gs had numbness and weakkness with excruciating pains. T The hese ssyymptom ms caused me to limp when I walkked ed da and an I wasn't able to sta and on my my tiptoees. After ttak aking an MR RI, I, tthe he Neeurosurrgeon diagnosed m N myy conditiion as a ruptured disc with fragmentts extending tthr hrough thee spinall cord and he recommended that that I have surrgery immediately. But I chose to go with Dr. Lim's care. Miraculo ously enough, I fullly recovered ffrrom m myy back probleem withoutt going tthr hrough surrgery.” Paul K., Los Angeles, CA ! !
“I am a practicing dentist with a large practice in North h Counttyy San Diego. I had developed a crippli ppling sciatica that thatt was disabliing me and dm myy abiliity to ttrreatt m myy pattiientts. Dr. Lim was able to diagnose and cure m myy sciatica alllowing me to get fful ullly functionall again tthr hrough his sspi pinal decom mpression treattmentts. H Hee is an expert in his ffiield and a greatt healeer off his patientts… I highlly recommend him!” Dr. Greg H., DDS, San Marcos “When I fi first came to see Dr. Lim, I came with a wallkker and was in terriblee pain. I had gotten a cortisone injection, which did nott help and pain pillls, which had made me sickk.. I managed to do withoutt tthe he wallkker affter intense ttrreattmentt ffrrom Dr. Lim. I am ffor orever gratefull to him ffor or helping me to get rid off most off tthe he pain in m myy back (I have spinal stenosis, stage 3) and m myy Sciatica is com mpl pleetely gone. Itt never ceases to amaze me how Dr. Lim ffiinds tthe he bad spotts in m myy back wi w thoutt even tellliing him where I hurt. Dr. Lim has such excellleentt kknowl nowleedge d off tthe he body!” Edith E., Rancho h Bernardo, CA And just like I helped those people above, I also want to help you. So if you suffer from o herniated or degenerated discs, sciatica, spinal
! stenosis, spondylosis, pinched nerves, or a failed surgery, give me a call at 760-480-0077. In ffaact, if you call me within the next 14 days, I will provide you with a fful u l exam for only $27. ! ul I’ll go through your exam with you, including 2 view x-rayss (if necessary) and provide you with a detailed report on what is thee cause off the problem, what you can do about it, and if spinal decompression can help. Other doctors charge r as much as $275 ffor or the same exact exam that I am offffering you ffor or only $27. And don’t worry; you won’t be obligated ffor or any ffurt urther caree. So right now, pick up the phone and call me at 760-480-0077 7. Sooner than you think, you can be enjoying a healthy life witho out pain. Dr. H. Lim, D.C.
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Seniors Lonely Holidays Cont. from Page 5 ELDER HELPERS. Their website is www.elderhelpers.org and states: “Our volunteers are willing to help with carrying groceries, running errands, giving rides, entertaining (e.g. sing, dance, and make them laugh!), help out with making phone calls, writing letters and reading. Help with cleaning and with cooking. Our volunteers want to give back to the community or occupy their free time, in addition to gaining wisdom from being in contact with elders. They (seniors) come from all walks of life and have created a profile for you to read in order to get to know them and make an educated decision for choosing a match, and for the seniors, in turn, to choose a helper when the time is right for them to get the necessary care or companionship.”
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (Central Escondido). Contact the Activities Director at (760) 839-4688. The center is located at 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. VOLUNTEER AT INSTITUTE ON AGING. Their webside www.ioaging.org states: “Imagine what it’s like to lose your freedom, your home, the life you have known – just because of age or disability. This doesn’t have to happen, not if people like you volunteer a few hours of your time through Institute on Aging. Our Volunteer Program recruits volunteers who have skills and interests and matches them with opportunities to help older and disabled adults maintain their independence, avoid isolation and discover that someone still cares. For Institute on Aging clients, a few hours of your time can make life worth liv-
Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
Preachers . . . I have a number of close friends within the ministerial ranks . . . have attended most of their services . . . and with a great deal of brotherly love I offer this advice, not just to them, but to ALL pastors, priests, and rabbis:
Cut the sermons to no longer than 30 minutes!
After 30 minutes eyes begin to glaze over and the message is no longer getting through. Congregants begin to squirm in their pews, yawn a lot, and begin to wonder . . . “when will this guy shut it down?” Pastors who extend their remarks beyond 30 minutes seldom see me back in church the following week. I recall a priest that used to service the Escondido area. Handsome lad, charismatic, much beloved by parishioners and community members alike. He had one weakness.
He did not know when to stop talking from the pulpit. Even when close friends would counsel him that he was talking way too long . . . he continued his ways.
In spite of this failing he was, and is, much loved. And tolerated.
I am not such a patient person. Long winder preachers chase me
ing again. Feel free to call us at (415)7504111.” Foundation for Senior Wellbeing
contact the Information Resource Center at 844-654-INFO (4636) or IRC@thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org.
This is just a sampling of agencies you may wish to contact on guidance and advice on how best to use your volunteer hours. Happy holidays to all of you, each and every one. Editor’s Note: Freidrich’s cover story this week hit home with me.
schedule could be put together, go to the various retirement homes and just visit? No need to buy gifts . . . they just want someone to talk to.
The biggest single complaint within assisted and/or independent living facilities is . . . boredom. You can only watch so much tv, read so many books . . . it’s nice to have famly and friend to visit with from time to time. Once again, Freidrich Gomez has hit a moving target and brought an important issue to the forefront. Give it some serious thought. Please.
We had a family member who was in a retirement community, recovering from an illness. As we would stop in for visits we met many of the other residents. Many of whom seldom had visitors.
One lady in particular, waited and waited for her son to come visit her. “He’s coming today to visit me. I’m so excited to see him again!” And then he would seldom, if ever, show up. I cold never understand this.
She’s your mother, for heaven’s sake! Spend the time to go see her! It’s little enough for you to do and it means the world to her.
May I suggest that this would be an excellent community project for area service clubs? To put together a group that once a month, once a week, whenever a regular
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away. Nevermore shall their collection plate see my tithes.
A word to the wise, and all that . . . ••••• Had breakfast Sunday at Home Sweet Home in Escondido. A real home atmosphere with all kinds of clever signage spotted on the walls. Examples: “We Do Not Serve Women . . . You Have to Bring your Own” “Many Have Eaten Here ....Few have Died”
“Men Sort Their Laundry into Two Piles, Filthy Filthy but wearable ...”
“Isn’t having a Smoking Section in a Restaurant Like Having a Peeing Section in a Swimming Pool?”
There are others . . . we invite you to go and check the other signs out; while there, have a great meal! Always great food and friendly, prompt service from Lisa and her staff! ••••• Sad to wave goodbye to a longtime friend and brilliant real estate guru, Wally Aiken. who passed away on November 5th. Wally and his beautiful blue-eyed, wife, Darlene, served the Lake San Marcos community and North San Diego County, for years as representatives for buyers and sellers. He was a good man.
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“The history of this event and its roots in the community are awe-inspiring,” said Rev. William deBos, pastor at FUMC of Escondido. “With joy and fellowship, the tradition of Bethlehem Walk embodies the celebration of Christmas, Jesus’ birth and new beginnings.” Bethlehem Walk tours begin every five minutes during designated times: Friday, December 9, 5:30-8:55pm; Saturday, December 10, 4-8:25pm; Sunday, December 11, 4-7:55pm. Reservations are recommended and are provided priority entrance in the tour groups. Beginning Monday, November 28, at 8:30am, reservations can be made via a link at fumcesc.com. Because the event is outdoors, participants should dress appropriately. The event will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food items for Interfaith Community Services. To learn more about Bethlehem Walk, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/153993891. The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing’s signature fundraising event, The Annual Festival of Trees, is back for its 6th year. Sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations, The Festival of Trees is a public display of creatively designed and decorated holiday trees and other holiday gift items that are sold to raise funds to benefit the Foundation’s Information Resource Center (IRC). This annual event is an important fundraiser for The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing. The IRC provides comprehensive resources for North County seniors, their caregivers and families, and is dedicated to improving senior wellbeing. The 6th Annual Festival of Trees is being held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA. “For the last 2 years, this venue has been a wonderful location for our
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Preventing drug addiction and abuse
high school students throughout this region.
As part of this campaign, thousands of California students have received Red Ribbon certificates over the past few weeks, recognizing them for pledging to live drug-free lives. From Temecula to Escondido, my office delivered over 50 thousand Red Ribbon certificates to elementary, middle and
The struggle to reduce drug addiction and efforts to renew the lives of those caught in the trap of drug abuse must continue. Helping to save just one person from addiction will make the effort worthwhile. If we continue the battle, we may save thousands.
We can all agree about the importance of keeping kids away from illegal drugs. During October I again participated in Red Ribbon Week, a campaign that seeks to mobilize communities and to educate millions of children nationwide about the dangers posed by illicit drug use. Since the Red Ribbon campaign began in the late 1980s, millions of students have benefited from its strong antidrug message, which helps serve as an antidote to the mixed messages about drugs that seem to permeate today’s culture.
But keeping kids away from drugs is only part of the battle. Restoring the lives of adult substance abusers must also be a priority. That's why I introduced Assembly Bill 2061, which allows formerly incarcerated persons who complete state-approved substance abuse and rehabilitation programs to participate in public/private partnerships that encourage businesses and non-profits to hire these individuals. AB 2061, which was recently signed into law by Governor Brown, will help provide the social and job skills needed to live productive, successful lives.
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A Thanksgiving Story Cont. from Page 3
Rochester getting a new valve or something put in his heart. His social worker said that people with Downs Syndrome often have heart problems at an early age so this wasn't unexpected, and there was a good chance he would come through the surgery in good shape and be back at work in a few months. A ripple of excitement ran through the staff later that morning when word came that he was out of surgery, in recovery, and doing fine. Frannie, the head waitress, let out a war hoop and did a little dance in the aisle when she heard the good news.
Bell Ringer, one of our regular trucker customers, stared at the sight of this 50-year-old grandmother of four doing a victory shimmy beside his table. Frannie blushed, smoothed her apron and shot Bell Ringer a withering look. He grinned. 'OK, Frannie, what was that all about?' he asked. 'We just got word that Stevie is out of surgery and going to be okay.'
'I was wondering where he was. I had a new joke to tell him. What was the surgery about?'
Frannie quickly told Bell Ringer and the other two drivers sitting at his booth about Stevie's surgery then sighed: 'Yeah, I'm glad he is going to be OK,' she said. 'But I don't know how he and his Mom are going to handle all the bills. From what I hear, they're barely getting by as it is.' Bell Ringer nodded thoughtfully, and Frannie hurried off to wait on the rest of her tables. Since I hadn't had time to round up a busboy to replace Stevie and really didn't want to replace him, the girls were busing their own tables that day until we decided what to do.
After the morning rush, Frannie walked into my office. She had a couple of paper napkins in her hand and a funny look on her face. 'What's up?' I asked.
'I didn't get that table where Bell Ringer and his friends were sitting cleared off after they left, and Pony Pete and Tony Tipper were sitting there when I got back to clean it off,' she said. 'This was folded and tucked under a coffee cup.'
She handed the napkin to me, and three $20 bills fell onto my desk when I opened it. On the outside, in big, bold letters, was printed, 'Something For Stevie.' 'Pony Pete asked me what that was all about,' she said, 'so I told him about Stevie and his Mom and everything, and Pete looked at Tony and Tony looked at Pete, and they ended up giving me this.'
She handed me another paper napkin that had 'Something For Stevie' scrawled on its outside. Two $50 bills were tucked within its folds. Frannie looked at me with wet, shiny eyes, shook her head and said simply: 'Truckers!' That was three months ago. Today is Thanksgiving, the first day Stevie is supposed to be back to work. His placement worker said he's been counting the days until the doctor
said he could work, and it didn't matter at all that it was a holiday. He called ten times in the past week, making sure we knew he was coming, fearful that we had forgotten him or that his job was in jeopardy.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
During President Roosevelt's "New Deal" program, Baruch was a member of the "Brain Trust" and helped form the National Recovery Administration (NRA). He was also a major contributor to Eleanor Roosevelt's controversial initiative to build a resettlement community for unemployed mining families in Arthurdale, W.Va.
I arranged to have his mother bring him to work. I then met them in the parking lot and invited them both to celebrate his day back.
Stevie was thinner and paler, but couldn't stop grinning as he pushed through the doors and headed for the back room where his apron and busing cart were waiting.
'Hold up there, Stevie, not so fast,' I said. I took him and his mother by their arms. 'Work can wait for a minute. To celebrate you coming back, breakfast for you and your mother is on me!' I said as I led them toward a large corner booth at the rear of the room.
I could feel and hear the rest of the staff following behind as we marched through the dining room. Glancing over my shoulder, I saw booth after booth of grinning truckers empty and join the procession. We stopped in front of the big table. Its surface was covered with coffee cups, saucers and dinner plates, all sitting slightly crooked on dozens of folded paper napkins 'First thing you have to do, Stevie, is clean up this mess,' I said. I tried to sound stern.
The Park Bench Salesman
He was a close economic advisor to two wartime Presidents; he was an influential financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. Bernard Mannes Baruch was a name nearly every American heard of during his lifetime, but few knew who he was or what he did. Baruch was born Aug. 19, 1870, to a Jewish family in Camden, S.C., he was the second of four sons. In 1881 the family moved to New York City, where Bernard graduated from the City College of New York.
Stevie looked at me, and then at his mother, then pulled out one of the napkins. It had 'Something for Stevie' printed on the outside. As he picked it up, two $10 bills fell onto the table.
Stevie stared at the money, then at all the napkins peeking from beneath the tableware, each with his name printed or scrawled on it. I turned to his mother. 'There's more than $10,000 in cash and checks on that table, all from truckers and trucking companies that heard about your problems. 'Happy Thanksgiving.' Well, it got real noisy about that time, with everybody hollering and shouting, and there were a few tears, as well.
But you know what's funny? While everybody else was busy shaking hands and hugging each other, Stevie, with a big, big smile on his face, was busy clearing all the cups and dishes from the table. Best worker I ever hired.
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domestic and foreign policy initiatives after his election.
Baruch became a broker and then a partner in A.A. Housman & Company. With his earnings and commissions, he bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange where he amassed a fortune before the age of 30. By 1903 Baruch had his own brokerage firm and gained the reputation of "The Lone Wolf of Wall Street" because of his refusal to join any financial house. By 1910, he had become one of Wall Street's bestknown financiers.
In 1916, Baruch left Wall Street to advise President Woodrow Wilson on national defense and terms for peace and, in 1918, became the chairman of the new U.S. War Industries Board. With his leadership, this body successfully managed America’s economic mobilization during World War I. In 1919, Wilson asked Baruch to serve as a staff member at the Paris Peace Conference. Baruch did not approve of the reparations France and Britain demanded of Germany, and supported Wilson's view that there needed to be new forms of cooperation, and supporting the creation of the League of Nations.
In the 1920s and 30s, Baruch expressed his concern the United States needed to be prepared for the possibility of another world war. He wanted a more powerful version of the War Industries Board, which he saw as the only way to ensure maximum coordination between civilian business and military needs. Baruch remained a prominent government adviser during this time, and supported Franklin D. Roosevelt's
When the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt appointed Baruch a special adviser to the director of the Office of War Mobilization. Baruch supported what was known as a "work or fight" bill. He advocated the creation of a permanent “superagency” similar to his old Industries Board. His theory enhanced the role of civilian businessmen and industrialists in determining what was needed and who would produce it. Baruch's ideas were largely adopted, with James Byrnes who was appointed to carry them out. During World War II Baruch remained a trusted adviser and confidant of President Roosevelt, who in 1944 spent a month as a guest at Baruch's South Carolina winter estate.
In 1946 President Harry S. Truman appointed Baruch as the United States representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC). On June 14, 1946, Baruch presented his Baruch Plan, which proposed international control of then-new atomic energy. The Soviet Union rejected Baruch's proposal as unfair given the fact the U.S. already had nuclear weapons; it proposed the U.S. eliminate its nuclear weapons before a system of controls and inspections was implemented. A stalemate ensued. Baruch resigned from the commission in 1947. His influence began to diminish as he grew further out of step with the views of the Truman administration. Baruch was well-known, and often walked or sat in Washington's Lafayette Park and in New York City's Central Park. He was noted for discussing government affairs while sitting on a park bench. This became his most famous characteristic. Baruch became known as “The Park Bench Salesman.” In 1960, on his 90th birthday, a commemorative park bench in Lafayette Park across from the White House was dedicated to him by the Boy Scouts of America.
He continued to advise on international affairs until his death on June 20, 1965, in New York City, at the age of 94. His funeral was attended by 700 people. He was buried in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
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tree designers to showcase their creative talent,” said Barbara Fischer, the Foundation’s Treasurer. “Our signature event provides a beautiful atmosphere for families to celebrate the holiday season, and to learn more about what the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing does every day to support seniors and families in their community.” This year’s event kicks off with the VIP Party on Friday, November 25th, from 6:00 – 10:00PM, featuring dinner, live entertainment, and more. Attendees will weave their way through the display of holiday trees and decorations during this exclusive event. The festivities continue on Saturday, November 26th, with the Holiday Brunch from 10:00AM – 1:00PM. Tickets cost $75/person or $500 for a table of 8 for the VIP Party, and $15/person for the Holiday Brunch. As with previous years, this event is certain to sell out. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Tickets available at http://artcenter.org/event/festival-trees2/2016-11-25/.
on Sunday, November 27th, from 10AM – 4PM. Family Day fun activities also include Santa Claus, photos, and entertainment. Admission to Family Day is free to the public, but you’re encouraged to bring your wallets and be ready to shop for holiday trees, decorations, and boutique items. “There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than with the Festival of Trees. This is a fantastic family event that all ages can enjoy,” said Kathleen Kildoo, Vice President, Foundation for Senior Wellbeing.
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing would like to thank the 2016 sponsors for their support in making this event possible. A big thank-you to Diamond sponsor, David T. & Dorris E. Staples Foundation, and event sponsors Irving Z. and Anne D. Sigele Foundation, Tri-City Healthcare District, Current Wisdom, Bell Rock Growers, Peter (L.W.) & Wilma Hall Foundation, Councilwoman Sharon & Dan Jenkins, and Vice Mayor Rebecca & Paul Jones. Sponsorship and vendor booths are still available. Contact The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing for more information.
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The public is invited to attend this 3-day event that culminates with the Family Day
PLANNING A SPECIAL EVENT IN 2016? Wedding? Quinceaneras? Reception?
Birthday party? Recital? Church Event? First you need to pick your date, then your venue!
The Clubhouse of the Escondido Woman’s Club is the place to be! 750 No. Rose, Escondido Large kitchen and stage
Maximum 170 people 24-hour insurance required Great prices! major events include house manager and security in attendance, tables/chairs set up Call 760.743.9178
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The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up." At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist! ••••• A private jet arrives at Heathrow international airport and Donald Trump strides to a waiting limousine which drives him to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen.
From there, they are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to six white horses.
They continue on towards Buckingham Palace waving to the thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well. Suddenly, the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous earth-shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire. The fart shakes the coach. The smell is atrocious! Both passengers in the carriage must use perfume-dipped handkerchiefs over their nose, but the two do their best to ignore the incident. The Queen turns to Trump saying, "Mr. Trump, please accept my regrets. I am sure you understand there are some things that even a Queen cannot control."
Trump, with his usual diplomatic aplomb, replied, "Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought. Until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses." Children Writing About the Ocean
The next time you take an oceanography course, you will be totally prepared.
1) - This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles.(Kelly, age 6 ) 2 ) - Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)
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About The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing’s Information Resource Center
The Foundation’s Information Resource Center is a comprehensive resource for North County seniors, their caregivers and families, dedicated to improving senior wellbeing. The Center provides information about available resources in the areas of: housing, home repair, transportation, food insecurity, emergency assistance, medical and mental health issues, legal issues, and more.
In order to serve those who do not use computers or social media, this information is also available by phone or in person and provided by staff or volunteers trained to communicate with seniors using patience and listening skills to research and recommend suitable resources. Center volunteers follow up by phone on every inquiry to confirm results. For more information, contact the Information Resource Center at 844-654INFO (4636) or IRC@thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – the beloved Christmas TV show is being presented by the Community Players Theatre on December 2nd and 3rd at 2pm for Kids, and December 3rd at 7pm and December 4th at 2pm for Adults, at the Bailey Bee’s Theater, Community Lutheran Church, 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92027. For tickets, visit www.clcfamily.org or call 760.739.1650 for more information. Escondido Writers Group Meets at the Library - Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, December 6, from 1pm–3pm, in the Library’s Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St, Escondido. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required at library.escondido.org/register. Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For information about their future meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760.839.4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teddy Bear Hugs for Children at the Vista Community Clinic - The Vista Community Clinic provides the community with essential services designed to keep people healthy. Through donations from the community, the clinic is able to set up a safety net for children who otherwise would go without the medical care they need, or end up in a hospital emergency room. Recently, members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) brought scissors and sewing machines to the San Marcos Community Center, where members created 58 handmade teddy bears. The bears will be donated to the Clinic so each child receiving medical or dental care will have a friend to “hug”. For info about CWONC, visit www.cwonc.org, www.cfwc.org, or www.gfwc.org
Christian Women's Club Meeting - "The Language of Flowers" is the theme of the San Marcos–Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, November 21 at 11:30am-1:30 pm at Meadowlark Community Church, 1819 Redwing St., San Marcos. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 inclusive. Guest speaker Carrie Payne from Lake Forrest, "A Flower Whisper" is an inspirational and motivational speaker. She has lived her life as a steward and has a message for women that will enrich their lives. She is an Orange County traffic supervisor; and will tell us how to overcome anger, bitterness and anxiety and how she found real peace. The special feature "The Flower Workshop" is a special flower presentation by Virginia from San Marcos, a master florist. She will show us how to make some flower bouquets and how to take flowers from the garden to the table top. Entertainment will be music and lively heavenly tunes by Hannah from Oceanside, a professional and inspirational singer. Come and meet the guests, enjoy the music, see beautiful flowers, and hear the speaker with a message that will enrich our lives. Bring a friend; men are invited. The club has no membership or dues. Make reservations asap for the luncheon; walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more information, go to
“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” – Be the first to get your tickets for this special Christmas play, put on by the North County Players, benefitting Woman’s Pictured l-r: Jean Smithers, Joan Hamilton, Club of Escondido charities. Gina Tashjian It is America’s most-beloved holiday classic – It’s A Wonderful Life” – www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call with surprises and twists straight from the Donna, 760.432.0772, or Linda mind of Charles Dickens! It runs from 760.685.1588 December 8th to the 18th (Thursday thru Sunday) at the Woman’s Club of Escondido Members of the Santa Margarita clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St. (corner Mission Chapter, Daughters of the American & Rose), at 7pm evening shows and 1pm Revolution (DAR), presented a Fender guiSunday matinees. Prices are $12/general and tar to the Music Therapy Unit of the $9/seniors/kids/military. The Thursday Wounded Warrior Battalion West, Marine 7pm shows are ½ price. Enjoy beer, wine, Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The guitar refreshments, and other goodies from the concession stand. For information and to order tickets, visit NorthCountyPlayers.org. For postcards to hand out to friends and neighbors, call Evelyn at 760.746.1649. Auditions Open for “Arsenic and Old Lace” – The Community Players Theatre announces open auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a murder mystery comedy with roles for ages 18 and up. Audition dates are Sunday, December 17, from 11am-1pm, and Monday, December 18, from 7-9pm, at the Community Players Theater, 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92027. For information, contact Kristin Morales at 760.716.0394.
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site will unfold. Proposals solicited by the hospital board will be reviewed for There are many important projects to feasibility. This redevelopment project work on and I am honored to be re- requires residents to guide the vision for elected by Escondido City Council blending new uses with the existing downtown. District 3 voters. In 2017, we can expect significant effort on plans to expand Grape Day Park for the addition of a new main library and an aquatic center. This effort will depend on public participation and support. The future of the old Palomar Hospital
3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. ( Mike , age 7)
7) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)
Love is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 2 year old, 9 pound, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Torbie coat. That’s a combination of Tortoiseshell and Tabby.
Love deserves her name. She doesn’t let anything get her down. Love loves everybody! Whether you have human kids or other “fur kids,” Love would be happy to join your family. Love was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program
The $100 adoption fee for Love includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.
caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)
11) - On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water fired right up her big fat butt. (Julie, age 7)
5) - My uncle goes out in his boat with two other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6) 6) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)
We will continue to focus on infrastructure projects like replacing Lake Wohlford dam, completing the recycled water project, maintaining roadways and adding sidewalks where there are gaps. Budget discussions will be challenging Homelessness has risen to the top of the this with less than expected income and list of city issues to address. It is community feedback on priorities will be complicated but I am confident that we crucial. can do more to help homeless veterans and people with mental health issues get The election may be over, but the work connected with the appropriate never ends.
10) - When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6)
4) - Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)
8) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6) 10) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in
Snowy, a 9-year-old Domestic Longhair/Siamese mix, is looking for a loving home to call her own. This sweet senior is as beautiful as they come! One look into those crystal blue eyes of hers and we're certain you'll fall in love just as we have. Snowy is a bit shy and is still acclimating to all of the sights and smells at the shelter. This sensitive beauty would prefer a calm, loving home where she'll be given the time and patience she needs to feel comfortable and thrive. November is Adopt-ASenior-Pet Month. On average, senior pets spend four times longer in shelters than younger animals. Open your heart to the ageless love of a senior pet today! Snowy is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus located at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
12) - The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6)
13) - My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit
being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7)
This is what all of you 70+ year old, and yet to be, kids have to look forward to!! ••••• This is something that happened in an assisted living center where my wife used to work. The people who lived there have small apartments but they all eat at a central cafeteria. One morning one of the residents didn't show up for breakfast so my wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if everything was OK. She could hear him through the door and he said that he was running late and would be down shortly so she went back to the dining area. An hour later he still hadn't arrived
The Pastor Says . . .
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Others were fishermen. Seems like God often called the “underdogs” to use. He specializes in using “weak” people. Humble people. He empowers the people who possess an attitude of service.
Pastor Sam Brumit, Pastor, Mission 316, San Marcos, CA. Can God use you in spite of your weaknesses?
Can God use you? Are you the kind of person that He would choose to use to do his work in this world? Are you rich enough? Famous enough? Know enough? Strong enough? The odd thing is that He seems to choose the people who the culture would choose last. He actually prefers the weak over the strong among us.
The Bible is full of examples of those with limitations. Moses was not a great speaker. Jephthah’s mom was a prostitute. Gideon went from a farmer to a “mighty man” for God. David cared for sheep. Esther was an orphan and a slave. Matthew worked for the IRS.
I love the way the Apostle Paul said it in quoting God’s word for him… “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s response was “therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” If you are like me, it’s easy to forget that God can use even me if I am faithful, available and teachable. He doesn’t look on the outside, he looks in your heart. He can use you in ways that will blow you away!
He consistently uses “nobodies” and “underdogs.” He can use… me and you! Don’t focus on what you can’t do – and realize all He can do - when you yield your life to Him. We would look forward to you joining us at Mission 316.
Everyone is welcome at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos at 10:00 AM across from the Library.
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Innovate 78 boosts regional collaboration
Two years ago, San Marcos joined the four other State Route 78 Corridor cities – Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside and Vista— in launching Innovate 78, a regional economic development initiative. Designed to boost economic prosperity and innovation through regional collaboration, Innovate78 is an unprecedented agreement among the five partner cities to collectively promote the 78 Corridor as a magnet for talent, companies and investment.
Home to a wide array of businesses, North County has grown into a vibrant economic engine boasting
more than 600,000 residents and 20,000 innovative businesses. Since inception, Innovate 78 has assisted more than 100 companies with regional expansion, retaining market share and attracting new business.
In addition to its regional collaborative, San Marcos is focused on building a strong economic base by increasing business outreach, bringing a “downtown” area to fruition, maximizing return on city investments and redeveloping any economically challenged areas. Ultimately, the City is leveraging its entrepreneurial spirit to create a business-friendly environment that makes San Marcos not only an attractive place to live and play but also a great place to do business.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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so she went back up towards his room and she found him on the stairs. He was coming down the stairs but was having a hell of time. He had a death grip on the hand rail and seemed to have trouble getting his legs to work right. She told him she was going to call an ambulance but he told her no, he wasn't in any pain and just wanted to have his breakfast. So she helped him the rest of the way down the stairs and he had his breakfast.
When he tried to return to his room he was completely unable to get up even the first step so they called an ambulance for him. A couple hours later she called the hospital to see how he was doing. The receptionist there said he was fine, he just had both of his legs in one leg of his boxer shorts.
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was donated by Wanda Prosser’s brother-inlaw, Terence. Megan Wong, Director; and Cory, music therapist, were pleased to accept it. Accompanying Wanda for the presentation were Alida Woodward, chapter regent, and Linda Ramos, chapter chair DAR Service for Veterans and Project Patriot committees. Pictured (l-r) are Megan, Linda, Cory, Alida and Wanda.
Library and the Old Globe Presents Shakespeare Saturdays – The Escondido Public Library and San Diego’s Old Globe present Shakespeare Saturdays, bringing theater to the local community through their arts engagement program, Globe for All. Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure will be performed live and “in the round” with
professional Globe actors on Saturday, November 19, from 12pm to 2pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room, at 239 S, Kalmia St, Escondido. This production is appropriate for ages 12 and older. Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register to accommodate the audience. Library programs are free to the public. For more information about Library programs and services, visit library.escondido.org or contact Principal Librarian Joanna Axelrod at 760839-4330.Library and the Old Globe Presents Shakespeare Saturdays – The Escondido Public Library and San Diego’s Old Globe present Shakespeare Saturdays, bringing theater to the local community through their arts engagement program, Globe for All. Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure will be performed live and “in the round” with professional Globe actors on Saturday, November 19, from 12pm to 2pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room, at 239 S, Kalmia St, Escondido. This production is appropriate for ages 12 and older. Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register to accommodate the audience. Library programs are free to the public. For more information about Library programs and services, visit library.escondido.org or contact Principal Librarian Joanna Axelrod at 760-839-4330.
Music Men Chorus Seeking Chorale Singers - Want to get in the holiday spirit this year? Want to try your hand at a cappella singing? Look no further. The Palomar Pacific Music Men are seeking additional singers for two upcoming holiday concerts - Thursday December 15 at Fallbrook Library and Saturday December 17 at Oceanside Senior Center. If you love to sing, but have been hesitant to try singing with a group, this is a perfect opportunity. The Music Men come from all walks of life and have different levels of prior musical experience. However, they all share a love of singing four-part, close harmony songs arranged barbershop style. You do not need to be able to read music. Between audio learning tracks and coaching by chorus members, you will be taught your part. Christmas Chorale rehearsals started in October and are on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Mobile Vet Clinic Scheduled
The City of Vista contracts for animal control services through the San Diego Humane Society. In Vista, dogs much be vaccinated against rabies and licensed within 30 days after reaching the age of 4 months. The San Diego Humane Society’s mobile vet clinic will be at Wildwood Park, 651 E. Vista Way, from 10 am to noon on Saturday, November 26. The mobile clinic offers convenient and affordable pet licensing, vaccinations, and microchip services. Dogs should be leashed and cats must be in carriers. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted and pet owners are seen on a
first come, first served basis. For other upcoming mobile clinic events, check the Humane Society’s website at SDHumane.org/licensing or contact their office at 760.730.8850. Our Code Enforcement Office sometimes receives inquiries asking what a resident should do if a neighbor’s dog is barking all day and night. If it appears the dog is barking excessively, and you do not choose to contact the dog’s owner, call the Humane Society Dispatch at 760.757.4357 ext. 2622 to report the problem. An Animal Control Officer will investigate the complaint. If you have questions about animal control, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at 760.639.6141.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Annual Oceanside Turkey Trot Come out and competitors participate every year “move your feet and since the very first Turkey Trot before you eat” took place, more than $240,000 has at the annual been raised. All finishers will receive Pacific Marine a free digital photo, custom finisher Credit Union Turkey Trot, taking place on Thanksgiving Day, medal, t-shirt, goodie bag and finish line November 24th. Run or walk the complimentary refreshments.New this year is the very fast downhill course that starts at the Civic Center and finishes at Festival of Senior Miles presented by the Pier area along the beach. Be Tri-City Medical Center and taking sure to bring family members and place on November 23rd. This event friends as there will be races for dedicates a whole day of walking or everyone at this fast growing North running to senior trotters. Free County holiday tradition event. parking is available in the garage Enjoy live entertainment, a costume located on Ditmar Street and Civic contest and a “largest teams” Center Drive. competition. Runners are encouraged to select a local school or charity as $5.00 of their entry fee For more information, please visit will be donated, Over 10,000 www.osideturkeytrot.com
Richmar Avenue; they will continue weekly until the holiday concerts. Arrive by 6:45pm to sign in, receive your music, and get your voice checked for placement (e.g., Lead, bass, tenor, baritone). The music consists of several traditional holiday songs, which you will perform with the Music Men at the two holiday performances. To see if there is an opportunity to join at this late date, call Bill Olszanicky at 760.585.6315 or email email@example.com for more info. Sunrise Vista Kiwanis Club Supports the Eliminate Project - Pictured are Sarah Davis, Program Chairperson for the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista and Carol Brady, a member of the Club and The Eliminate Project chairperson, with Jasmine representing third world country babies, a Kiwanis Kid. Carol spoke on why Kiwanis International adopted The ELIMINATE Program in 2010 and joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in third world countries. Tetanus steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women a year in the third world countries. Only $1.80 for a series of 3 shots given to the mother protects her and her future babies. 40 countries have eliminated MNT leaving only 19 countries that still have maternal neonatal tetanus. Our club chose to be a Model Club
with a pledge of $28,500 to be paid by 2020. This amount will provide shots for 15,550 mothers and babies. Visit www.theeliminateproject.org for more information.
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What Good are Veterans Anyway?
Last week we celebrated Veteran’s Day. Nearly everyone knows the story. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Germany accepted the terms of the armistice that ended WWI. The day was commemorated as Armistice Day to honor WWI’s fallen veterans until Congress amended the law in 1954 changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, a day to honor all Veterans. It is important to remember that it is the service of Veterans we honor and not simply their death. During the past 100 years, fewer than 2% of all the veterans who served in America’s Armed Forces were killed or wounded in combat. While it is certainly fitting and proper that we honor those maimed or killed, we owe no less a debt of gratitude to those who
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The WWII generation has been called “America’s Greatest Generation.” Thank God that 98% of those men and women came home after the war to build the “golden age” of America. Today only 10% of those veterans survive. We owe them our deepest gratitude and respect. When we think of honoring our Veterans we tend to think of wartime Veterans but we owe as much to the men and women who serve America during peacetime. It is, and has been, their strength, competence, courage and vigilance that maintain our peace and safety today.
Involuntary Military Service (the draft) continued for nearly a generation after the end of WWII. The post war draft ended in 1973 and the benefits of a volunteer military can be debated endlessly. To my mind, the draft had a tremendous positive effect on America in the post war years. I believe America would be a stronger and better nation today had we kept the “draft.” Here’s why.
While there were ways to dodge the “draft,” most of America’s young men served. The standard enlistment was two years (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard). For an eighteen year-old young man fresh out of high school, a hitch in the service was a “rite of passage,” an introduction to manhood. Learning discipline, respect, financial responsibility and the other skills required to
Assistance League Makes a Difference - Assistance League of Inland North County (ALINC) collected 750 new children's books for Make a Difference Day on October 22nd. Books were donated by members and customers in their Thrift Shop located at 2068 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Over 80 member volunteers helped put Assistance League labels in the books before they were distributed to three groups in the community. The first group was YMCA After School Programs in the picture at
A forgotten benefit of America’s “draft” relates to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s and 70s. In the service, racial barriers were swept away when Truman integrated the US military in 1948. There were no organizations in America as color blind as the five armed services. Imagine the impact on an 18 year-old conscript from Alabama who had
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survive in an environment bound by rules and tradition was universally regarded as beneficial. Judges often waived prison sentences for young offenders on the condition that they enter the military service and become “men.” Employers preferred veterans for good reason. An “honorable discharge” from military service was a badge of accomplishment. It meant something.
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Miller School. The children in grades K-5 were very excited to read one of the 250 books they received. Adults pictured in back row from left to right are Leah Johnson, site supervisor; Judy Davis and Linda Schafer, co-chairmen for the project. Another 250 books went to children in transitional housing through Interfaith Community Services, and the last 250 were given to children of families of domestic violence through the Center for Community Solutions. These children will choose a book of their own to Social Butterfly Cont. on Page 13
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never seen a “Negro” in a position of authority or an Iowa farm boy who had never seen a “Mexican” speak English. Racial biases melted away in this environment where race wasn’t a factor. I believe that the experiences of the generation who served in our integrated armed services did more to prick the conscience and consciousness of America than all the marches, sit-ins and speeches combined. It has been 49 years since I last wore my uniform, but I will always feel a strong kinship with any Veteran of any age. Whether a fresh young face in Navy white or a grizzled WW II Veteran in a VFW piss cutter. In war or peace, Veterans share a bond born of our common experience and service. God bless you my brothers.
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keep. A children's book really can make a huge difference in their lives! For more info about this project and the Assistance League of Inland North County, visit www.assistanceleague.info.
Woman’s Club Members Volunteered at Fall Fun Festival - Several members from the Woman's Club of Vista volunteered at the recent Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, to assist in the construction of scarecrows. Local businesses and individuals sponsored scarecrows which provided the eighth Fall Fun Festival to be a free event for the Vista community. The Festival included bobbing for apples, decorating pumpkins, crafts, music, dance, and the scarecrow contest. Also assisting were 65 student volunteers
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the second Wednesday of the month at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. All are welcome! Call 760.822.6824 or visit www.womansclubofvista.org. Optimist Club Inducts New Member – Recently the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” had as a guest speaker, Beverly Boone, Executive Director of Milestone House, located in Oceanside and celebrating 25 years in operation next year, is a foster home for at-risk teen girls. They are always looking for donations of gently-used clothing, shoes, and accessories for teen girls, sheet music, magazine, books, board games, musical instruments, and supermarket gift cards. Contact Beverly for more information at Beverly@milestonehouse.org. Beverly authored a book entitled Basic Training for Residential Childcare Workers: A Practical Guide for Improving Service to Children, published in 2012. The Club also inducted new member Paul Kelly who divides his time between homes in Oceanside, Pennsylvania and Florida. Paul is a retired real-estate attorney. “The Achievers” has been working with youth for 60 years, in many types of projects, Special Olympics, Stand Up For Kids, oratorical contests, boy
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028193 The name of the business: Wholesale Tube Bending WTB, WTB Muffler and Automotive, located at 257 N. Emerald Dr., #C, Vista Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Jeana Ardys 227 Ardus Pl. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/30/09. /s/Jeana Arcis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/31/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027277 The name of the business: Zedan Insurance & Financial Services, located at 2741 E. Vita Way, #205, Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Wayel Zedan 13690 Hidden Valley Rd. Victorville, Ca. 92395 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Wayel Zedan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/20/2016 11/17, 11/24, 12/01 & 12/08/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028057 The name of the business: Locked Adventures, located at 6816 Caminito Sueno, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Norkus Entertainment LLC 6816 Caminito Sueno Carlsbad, CA. 92009 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/21/16. /s/James Norkus, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/28/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028623 The name of the business: ESPA USA, ESPA USA Foundation, Mission X, located at 350 10th Ave., Suite 1000, San Diego, Ca. 92101. This business is registered by: Endangered Species Protection Agency USA Foundation 350 10th Avenue, Suite 1000 San Diego, Ca. 92101 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Charles K. Redlinger, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/03/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028426 The name of the business: Sons of Liberty Coffee Co., Sons of Liberty Coffee Company, located at 6928 Tourmaline Pl., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Matthew A. Gargula 489 Almond Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92178 Cody Arguelles 6928 Tourmaline Pl. Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cody Arguelles This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028331 The name of the business: Zach’s Appliance Repair, located at 1701 S. Juniper St., Apt 3, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Ryan Teach 1701 S. Juniper St, Apt 3 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ryan Teach This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-026586 The name of the business: Vista Bioscience LLC, located at 323 Wilcox St., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Vista Bioscience LLC 323 Wilcox St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by a Limited LIability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Reed P. Hickey, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/12/2016 10/27, 11/03, 11/10 & 11/17 /2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027377 The name of the business: Profound Escrow a Non Independent Escrow, located at 2055 Corte Del Nogal, Carlsbad, CA. 92011. This business is registered by: SDRE Partners Inc 2055 Corte Del Nogal Carlsbad, CA. 92011 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/H. Mark Schultz, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/20/2016. 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-026934 The name of the business: Enlightened Canines, located at 1910 Casa Bonita Way, Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: Holly Nadin 31049 Rose Arbor Court Murrieta, Ca. 92563 Dale Jackson II 1910 Casa Bonita Way Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 10/17/2016. /s/Holly Nadin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/17/2016 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027738 The name of the business: Ronco Trailer, Inc., dba Ronco Trailers, located at 2475 S. “Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Ronco Trailer, Inc. 2475 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/15/94. /s/Mary Lou Dawson, Chief Executive Officer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/25/2016 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-026146 The name of the business: Jump N’ Joy Jumping Castles, located at 3435 Polley Dr., Unit #5, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Gabriel Carrasco 3435 Polley Dr., Unit #5 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/06/16. /s/Gabriel Carrasco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/06/2016 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027996 The name of the business: Smog 86, located at 400 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Ca. 92118. This business is registered by: Johnny Duong 11356 Wild Meadow Place San Diego, CA. 92131 Michael Duong 8656 Hydra Ln. San Diego, Ca. 92126 The business is conducted by a General Partnership. /s/Johnny Duong First day of business was n/a. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/27/2016 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00038131-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jordan Jhonathin Gastelo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jordan Jhonathin Gastelo to Proposed name Jordan Gutierrez. 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 20, 2016, 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 10/31/2016. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028050 The name of the business: N. County Tires, located at 1516 S Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Gabriel Moedano 2917 S. Santa Fe AVe. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 9/01/2016. /s/Gabriel Moedano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/28/2016 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027406 The name of the business: Streaming Arrow Records, located at 3210 Grey Hawk Ct., Carlsbad, CA. 92010. This business is registered by: Brandon Foley 3270 Westwood Dr. Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/21/2016. 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028116 The name of the business: Green Cuts Landscape, located at 3889 Rogers Road, Spring Valley, CA. 91977. This business is registered by: Christian Peralta 6033 Paseo Acampo Apt 246 Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/31/2016. 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027254 The name of the business: Hofer and Associates Medical Legal Consulting, located at 3460 Marron Rd 103, Ste 480 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is registered by: Leslie Hofer 5019 Caspian Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2010. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/19/2016. 11/03, 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-027530 The name of the business: Detailed Touch Mobile Auto Detailing, located at 501 Calle Montecito, #6, Oceanside, Ca. 92057. This business is registered by: Jesus Francisco and Andrea E. Gutierrez 501 Calle Montecito #6 Oceanside, Ca. 92057 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jesus Francisco Gutierrez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/24/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028068 The name of the business: ITAN Sun Spray Spa, ITAN, located at 1605A S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA. 92081. This business is registered by: Kharsa Holdings Inc. 7574 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA. 92009 The business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business was n/a. /s/Faraje Kharsa, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/28/2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016
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The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE Site Development Plan (SDP) 15008, Director’s Permit (DP) 16-010, and Specific Plan Administrative Amendment (AASP) 16-001 on November 28, 2016. Project No.: P15-0062 (SDP 15-008/DP16-010/AASP 16001) Applicant: Urban Villages San Marcos, LLC Request: The applicant is requesting approval of a Site Development Plan to construct a 68-unit residential condominium project on a single parcel (APN 220-202-0900) and a Director’s Permit to allow for ground floor residential units as part of the 68-unit condominium project. The applicant is also requesting approval of an Administrative Amendment to the University District Specific Plan to reduce the minimum residential ground floor height requirement for a “Mixed Use Building Type A” building from 15 feet to 11 feet, 4 inches, on two (2) parcels (APNs 220202-08-00 & 220-202-09-00). Environmental Determination: The project is within the scope of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the University District Specific Plan and 2014 Addendum to the FEIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2008101083) for the University District Specific Plan pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of the Project(s): The 68-unit residential condominium project is proposed to be located on a single property near the southeast corner of Campus Way and Carmel Street, more particularly described as: Lot 1 of Final Subdivision Map No. 16126, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor's Parcel Number: 220-202-09-00. The Administrative Amendment to the University District Specific Plan applies to two (2) properties located near the southeast corner of Campus Way and Carmel Street, more particularly described as: Lot 1 of Final Subdivision Map 16126 and Lot 2 of Parcel Map No. 15997 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California according to map thereof filed in the County Recorder of San Diego County. Assessor Parcel Numbers: 220-202-0800 and 220-202-09-00 Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Associate Planner, by calling (760) 744-1050 extension 3234, or via email at email@example.com. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on (December 8, 2016). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing.
The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/17/16
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-026813 The name of the business: BK General Contracting, located at 4119 Serranos Ct., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. This business is registered by: Brandon David Kole 4119 Serranos Ct. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Brandon David Kole This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/14 /2016 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/01/2016
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