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Volume 43- No. 45

November 7, 2013

By Kent Ballard

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THING,

It's the first new U.S. supercarrier class since the 1970's. It's the USS GERALD R. FORD.

I'm among several writers who howl and keen that we're now naming our carriers after presidents instead of the more traditional names like Yorktown, Lexington, Hornet, Saratoga, etc. If they don't name one of these ENTERPRISE I'll take a boat and a ladder and a can of paint out and do it myself. I'll try to sneak up on them on a foggy night, and hopefully the crew in the ship's area control watch will be laughing so hard they'll forget to shoot me.

This ship is a floating monster. Look at the hull, then look at the teeny, tiny people on the deck. I don't care what you think about the military budget. I have reservations about it myself. But THIS leviathan is impressive by any standards. It can carry more planes than our current (and aging) Nimitz-class carriers. Even more, it can launch 25% more sorties (aerial combat strikes) per day than the current Nimitz-class flattops. Part of this is due to its EMALS, the super-secret Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System, which can't be much of a secret to anyone who has studied science since Nikola Tesla was around. The idea is simple. Making it work while throwing a seventeen-ton aircraft off the deck at flight speed is the secret. They also mention, almost in passing, that these ships can generate THREE TIMES the electricity of a Nimitz carrier. Which will go mostly unnoticed among the great unwashed. Hey, it's got electromagnetic launch systems (four of them) instead of the old two or three steam pisThe Paper - 760.747.7119

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tons we used to fire planes off with. So what?

So this. They're easier and safer to maintain, and can be repaired under combat conditions more quickly than the old steam pistons. And those magnetic launchers don't need that much power. Not anywhere close to it even under full flight operations. The ship's miles and miles of control cables supporting its computer operations are all fiber optic, which is not only cheaper than copper wire, but survives a marine environment without corrosion and lasts much longer between repairs and replacements. Old sailors will remember sweating it out below decks in sweltering temperatures. The USS FORD is completely air-conditioned. It's worth the money too when you calculate in extended crew capability and operational readiness. And this ship has already been designed and built to be upgraded with as-yet nonexistent computers, fire controls, communications, you name it. Think of a huge LEGO ship. Simply unplug an

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

Out of the Mouths of Babes

A first-grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are firstgraders, six-year-olds, because the last one is a classic! (Children’s answers in italics)

1.Don't change horses until they stop running. 2.Strike while the bug is close. 3.It's always darkest before Daylight Saving Time. 4.Never underestimate the power of

old system and pop in a new one. In the world of aircraft carriers, BIG equals ECONOMICAL. When the nuclear "batteries" are placed aboard ship, she'll be ready for duty. And it's only going to be refueled once--twenty-five years from now. She's designed for a fifty year lifespan. If you calculate her cost over a half-century, it suddenly becomes much, much cheaper. And the EMALS gives a steady, accelerating push to the aircraft, adjustable for everything from small drones to the biggest and heaviest carrier aircraft. The old steam pistons gave most of their shove in the first instant. This not only rattled the teeth of the hardiest fighter pilot, it was mighty hard on the aircraft as well. (Rather like being hit in the rear by a freight train.) EMALS will reduce aircraft maintenance and repair costs too.

The Navy has other things in mind for all that enormous electrical generation capability. The first and most likely new addition will be a replacement of the Phalanx Gun System. This is the up-closeand-personal buzz saw that

termites. 5.You can lead a horse to water but how? 6.Don't bite the hand that looks dirty. 7. No news is impossible. 8. A miss is as good as a Mr. 9.You can't teach an old dog new math. 10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll stink in the morning. 11. Love all, trust me. 12.The pen is mightier than the pigs. 13. An idle mind is the best way to relax. 14. Where there's smoke there's pollution. 15. Happy the bride who gets all the presents. 16. A penny saved is not much. 17. Two's company, three's the Musketeers. 18. Don't put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed. 19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you have to blow your nose. 20. There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder. 21. Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded. 22. If at first you don't succeed

has been protecting American ships at sea for thirty-some years now. And it's good. But we have something coming out of mamma's oven now that's even far better. It's a frappin' ray gun!

Wake up, boys and girls! You've been napping so long that you haven't kept up with Moore's Law or the overall exponential increase in sheer gee-whiz power that our dandy (but secretive) military-industrial complex has managed to jinn up. They are about to outfit all Navy ships, from destroyers to supercarriers, with computer driven and aimed lasers which will poke a large, nasty, and fatal hole in any hostile that's dumb enough to try to attack them. This wasn't child's play. Lasers are funny things. You just don't throw more and more power into them. They need to be "tuned" to the atmospheric conditions. Clouds, ocean mist, even temperature and barometric pressure come into play if you want the things to work. So what did the Navy do? They did the math--and figured it out. The first anti-aircraft and anti-ship missile lasers will

begin to be installed on our destroyer fleets next year. But that's just a stop-gap measure. The "heavies," the long-range laser guns, will follow in three to five years, able to take out targets many, many miles away once they show themselves over the horizon. There will be no Japanese-style torpedo runs on our ships, no dive-bombing attacks ever again. A fast-attack boat swarm would be eliminated in mere moments. Any humanpiloted aircraft or surface-tosurface missile could only make a suicide run at an American ship so armed--and that will be ALL of them probably before the decade is out. When you concentrate multimegawatt coherent light beams at things they...well...tend to disappear. Or do funny corkscrews into the sea while burning furiously. You wouldn't want to pilot a jet trying that. What are you going to do? Eject into the full ferocity of a several megawatt laser beam? Good luck with that. Let me know how that works out for you.

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get new batteries. 23. You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box. 24. When the blind lead the blind get out of the way. 25. A bird in the hand is going to poop on you. And the WINNER and last one! 26. Better late than pregnant.

about those fears you were having?' he asked.

Ever since I was a child I’ve always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him:

'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! Ain't nobody under there now!'

'Well, two hundred bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new pickup!' 'Is that so?!'

Psychiatrists vs. Bartenders

With a bit of an attitude, he said, 'And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'

'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.'

Forget the shrinks! Have a drink and talk to a bartender! ••••• It was entertainment night at the senior citizens' center.

'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink. 'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.' 'How much do you charge?' 'Two hundred dollars visit,' replied the doctor. I'll sleep on it,' I said.

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Six months later the doctor met me on the street. 'Why didn't you come to see me

After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist! Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." said Claude.

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‘The Big Stick’ Cont. from Page 2 But the new American ships being built now ALL have tremendous electrical power generating systems, even more than would be required for that gawdawful laser defense. What's the story here? Does the Navy expect all new recruit male sailors to show up with their personal stereos and PlayStations? Have they recruited so many of our women to serve aboard they figure they'd better increase the ships wattage to handle their hairdryers? Don't be silly. You know better than that.

Remember what they're building today to shoot multi-ton aircraft off the decks of the USS FORD? It's not your grandfather's steam catapult. It's a series of electromagnets, all perfectly timed and controlled by (yup) computers. These latch onto the jet's nose wheel and sling it down the deck with enormous horsepower and at variable speed, depending on the plane and its payload. Okay, we covered that and laser air defense. But the new Navy coming on watch has more use for megawatts than just air defense or tossing fighters off the deck.

They're furiously--and successfully--working to develop the most awesome artillery gun ever made on this planet. It has several names, depending on who you talk to about it. But it's most commonly known simply as "the rail gun." These will be capable of throwing a surprisingly small shell shaped like a rocket--but with no propellant and NO EXPLOSIVES-up to two hundred miles inland. And that's just what they're admitting to today. God only knows what the operational range will be when they start installing them. Pinpoint precision. Computer-controlled aiming from the ship's gun barrel all the way to target impact. Hypersonic speed. A well-crewed ship should be able to have a minimum of five rounds enroute before the first one hits--and it will hit very, very quickly. When it does, an odd effect

takes place. A simple example follows--take a golf club and whack a ball into your partner's stomach. Normally, if you're an average golfer, he will yell and jump up and down and curse you using words his grandma would be shocked to hear. If you're a pro, you'll drop him in his tracks, the wind knocked out of him, unable to speak or even moan. Pros drive balls about 120 to 135 miles per hour. Now accelerate that ball to over 125 times the speed a pro can hit him with...

He will vaporize. Turn mostly into a faint red mist which the wind will blow away in seconds. Good shootin' Tex. You've just seen the law of inertia in action. The faster a thing goes, the more mass it carries, and the harder it hits. Who would you rather take a punch from? Your four year old niece, or Joe Frazier in his prime? (Tidbit: They made a pad for professional boxers to hit. It measured the impact of their punch. Joe Frazier still holds the record, a heavier punch than Ali, heavier than Tyson. No one living has yet to out-punch Joe Frazier as recorded by mechanical means.)

Now, after that brief sports interlude, let's continue with our business. There are confirmed reports that the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Research Center has fired mag-rail projectiles--several times--at over Mach 7, each generating 32 megajoules of impact energy.

ONE megajoule is the equivalent of being hit by a one-ton car traveling at one hundred miles per hour. Imagine 32 of them at once. And that's just a test model, a baby. They're ramping them up as you read this. God only knows what they're shooting now.

Remember--the Air Force was ballyhooing altitude "records" of 60,000 feet while the U-2 was designed--and routinely flew at--10,000 feet higher during at the same era. It was topsecret at the time. They once claimed a single-seat fighter could never fly across the Atlantic Ocean without air-toair refueling. Our upgraded (but 40 year old) F-15s do it routinely now. No human being could withstand more

than 12 gees of acceleration or deceleration. Major Joseph Strapp, USAF, experimented on himself and beat the "fatal" limit time after time in the 1950's and 60's. More recently, an American astronaut hitching a ride home on a Russian Soyuz capsule from the International Space Station endured a horrendous 22 gees of deceleration during a neardisastrous landing malfunction and lived to tell the tale. By the time most of this stuff becomes declassified, it's obsolete. So it's a reasonable assumption that soon, in less than five years, we'll have rail guns possibly reaching 18,000 miles per hour.

Some of you won't understand that number, but I'll bet most of you realize that's orbital speed. They'll be capable of firing a shell into earth orbit and it will STAY there, in other words. Bang. Orbit. That's pretty doggoned fast. We worked for nearly thirty years to do that with multi-stage ROCKETS, for Pete's sake! Now try to imagine the inertia, the impact, that an 80 pound shell made of ANYTHING would have on the surrounding area if the barrel was lowered and the shell hit, say, a major downtown building. Just one shell, mind you. You would never see anything but a brief flash of blinding light. You could not hear it. It would arrive before any radar operator could react. If you were far enough away to survive, you'd swear it was a nuke. But it wasn't. It was just a slab of depleted uranium. Or titanium. Or chromed aluminum with an embedded steel slug. Or scrap iron. It wouldn't make much difference at that speed. You could fire a wooden fence post at that speed and do phenomenal, non-understandable destruction. But a wooden post would burn up by friction during the flight, so let's stick with metals. (Unless you wanted to be sneaky and fire an iron ore rock, which could be easily mistaken for a meteorite which just randomly decided to slam into, oh, let's say, Kim Jong Il's bathroom...) We are nearing the second round of dizzying military capabilities--and military

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Letters to the Editor Lyle:

The KOWN Story

I don’t know when I have enjoyed The Paper more. Your article on KOWN was great fun.

I relocated to Escondido in 1969 and KOWN was, I believe, already located in Walker Scott Mall. We used to stand with noses pressed to the window and watch you guys work. We also well remember the first ever Cruising Valley Blvd. It likely would have been an OK deal had there been some way to limit it to locals. It was a real “Happening.” I, in company with Doug Best, witnessed some of Wil Mason’s unfortunate incident. Gotta give him credit though; he bowed his head, slogged on and has done quite well for himself. Haven’t seen him in a while, but always enjoy talking to him. Some of the other stuff I knew about, but did not participate in. I was too busy building a bank. Kudos Lyle. Well done. Sid Colquitt Escondido, CA.

Kudo’s for Lyle

Dear Lyle,

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your article about KOWN! It was really well done and brought back a great flood of memories for me, as well as revealing some new and/or long-forgotten angles on certain topics.

The portion about Wil Mason was especially well done. I hadn't recalled the degree to which you were involved in that sad but intriguing chapter of Escondido history. The 1974 cruising incident was just a faint memory, as was the flagpole sitting stunt at the car dealership. More vivid were the names of the great personalities that made KOWN such a fun place for me as a kid: Joann Wert, Phil Boles, Dick Lumenello, Bob Barnes, Dean

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PRELIMINARY DISTRICTING PLAN

On Tuesday, October 29, the Independent Districting Commission approved a Preliminary Districting Plan dividing the City of Escondido into four (4) Council districts. If adopted by the City, those districts shall be used for all future elections of City Council members, including their recall, and for filling any vacancy in the office of member of the Council until new districts are established. The Preliminary Districting Plan shown here may also be viewed on the City website by visiting www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/ 1/media/PDFs/IDC/Preliminar yDistrictPlan.pdf

During the thirty (30) day period after filing the designated preliminary districting plan with the City Clerk, the Consent Decree directs the Commission to hold at least three (3) public hearings in various geographic areas of the City before it makes any modifications. The schedule for these public hearings is as follows:

· Thursday, November 21; 6 p.m. at Hidden Valley Middle School

· Saturday, November 23; 9 a.m. at Mission Middle School

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· Sunday, November 24; 3 p.m. at Center for the Arts, Escondido Following these public hearings, the Districting Commission will hold a Public Meeting on Sunday, November 24; 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 201 N. Broadway, 92025 for discussion and approval of a Recommended Districting Plan. The approved Plan will be submitted to the City Council for its up or down approval. $3 Million Claim Filed Against the City of Escondido

The shooting death of 29-yearold Pedro Campos Martinez by Escondido Police officers has prompted a lawsuit filed against the city of Escondido, seeking $3 million damages.

One of the side benefits of last week’s cover story on KOWN Radio and its history was that dear friend, Alan Skuba, stopped by the house to get 10 copies of The Paper to give to his family and friend.

Alan and I stay in touch weekly via email, usually however, it’s just jokes and cartoons with only an occasional note or essay.

This is the first time we’ve sat down and just talked in, probably, about two or three years. I’d forgotten how enjoyable it is to just sit and visit, particularly with close friends you haven’t seen in awhile.

Much laughter, some strong

The complaint alleges that two Escondido Police Officers, Marco Fuentes and Leonard Hand, opened fire on Mr. Campos, striking him four times. Mr. Campos was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he died.

The complaint claims the Medical Examiner confirmed that Mr. Campo was shot in the back and not in the front as was stated in the original report. It alleges incompetence, faulty training, negligent use of excessive force, and faulty screening of police recruits by the city and its police department. It asks for $3 million in damages. Escondido DUI Checkpoints

The complaint alleges Mr. Campos had made a 911 call on the evening of May 4, 2013 at approximately 10:45 p.m. seeking assistance. The complaint further alleges that the 911 distress call was seeking psychiatric assistance, that there was no crime-in-progress and this was known or should have been known by the responding officers.

On Friday night, November 1st, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol.

emotions creeping through at times. Talk of Little League, families, what they’ve accomplished, grand kids, greatgrandkids (mostly on Alan’s side . . . I only have one granddaughter).

ago; Sid read the bouquets and decided to try Mai out. He was obviously pleased and goes back again and again, as do I. I, being a diabetic, have to take good care of my tootsies. I suspect Sid just enjoys the relaxing aspects of a pedicure (something you womenfolk have kept from us men all these years!) If you have never had a pedicure, guys, check with Mai and see if you don’t agree . . . it’s really relaxing!Evelyn also has her nails done there, both fingers and tootsies. Happy to recommend her. Give Mai a call at 760.746.8835. ••••• I believe I have found a new gourmet guide. Ciro. From Studio Unisex Salon, 410 W Second Ave, Escondido. He not only styles my hair but has taught me how to style it myself and then blow dry and brush it properly. When’s the last time your barber did that for you. (My dad and brother were both barbers and even they never taught me how to style my hair!)

The complaint states the plaintiff in the action is unaware whether the PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team)

Hated to see him leave. Really enjoyed his visit. ••••• Too Late for Letters to the Editor:

Man About Town

was activated or not, to render assistance to the police officers or Mr. Campos.

From old friend, Dennis Galt:

Lyle, Loise & I both want to say how much pleasure we got out of this week's edition of The Paper and the great feature story on our old radio station KOWN. A lot of memories we re-kindled while reading it.

Dennis & Loise Galt (Same here, Dennis!) ••••• Visited my favorite manicurist, Mai, at Kim Nails in Escondido last week (in the shopping center southwest corner of Escondido Blvd. and Mission, Escondido) and learned that long-time pal and occasional contributor to the Letters to the Editor column, Sid Colquitt, has also become a regular. I raved in this column about Mai and her superb manicures and pedicures about a year

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But Ciro has yet another talent or two. Ciro is a gourmand, which simply means he loves good food, good service, and good restaurants. He has given me a list of restaurants to visit, what to expect, when and where to go. He hasn’t steered me wrong yet. As I visit these places I shall write

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 3 Kiner, Jay Raymond, Bob Mehl, and you too of course. I remember them all so well.

A favorite 70s sitcom of mine, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, used to make me think of KOWN and all the broadcasting esprit de corps that fascinated my young mind. It was a wonderful time in a very special place and you chronicled it so perfectly! Thanks for your excellent work and for being such a good friend to my dad, Lyle.

Warmest regards, Brent Skuba

re: Letter on Escondido Voting Districts in October 24, 2013 Publication Dear Editor:

I thought it might be a good idea to offer information on the progress of the Independent

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about them here . . . or you could just go get your hair styled at Ciro’s and he’ll probably share the same information with you.

To top it off, Ciro has also come up with his very own diet. He lost 18 lbs in two months!

I could tell you the diet he told me but it’s better if he tells you himself. I might leave something out; he won’t. I started his diet the day after he styled my hair.

As I was leaving Ciro’s, who showed up but Ronnie Morris from Ronnie’s Service Center in Escondido. He was (a) bringing Ciro’s car back after servicing it, and (b) getting a hair stying and (c) having his new beard styled. You see, Ronnie took a tumble out of the back of a moving van and wound up busting up his left arm. Makes it mighty hard to shave so . . . Ma Nature took over and grew Ronnie a beard. Doesn’t look bad, either. Knowing Ciro, he’ll style that beard so well that Hollywood talent scouts will be seeking interviews with Ronnie.

Ronnie’s left wing is still in a sling; a couple more weeks and he should be back into the

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swing of things. ••••• Remember when Nancy Pelosi said:

“First you have to pass it, to find out what’s in it” A physician called into a radio show and said:

"That's the definition of a stool sample." ••••• We don’t publish photographs in the Letters to the Editor column. Normally.

However, there is a William Hart from Carlsbad who writes such sweet letters and sends along such great photos that we’ve been persuaded to break our own rules. Just this once. Mr. Hart lost his wife a bit over a year ago and has been working toward building a new life. He has been exploring various activities and it appears dancing has come to his rescue. He has met a lovely lady (he still hasn’t told us her name) but he did include some photos of a recent gathering at a dance and it does appear that couple is having a good time.

Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep.

Life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest if you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica . . . that just will not go away! Do You Have any of the Following Conditions? • Sciatica • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative disc disease • Herniated or Bulging Discs • Facet Syndrome • Failed Back Surgery

Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these problems, your pain may be relieved or eliminated by non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.

Far too many medical doctors believe your options are limited to bed rest, pain pills, exercises, steroid injections, and surgery. They are wrong! That’s because there

Check out his Letter to the Editor “How I Met my Sweetheart,” and his photo. It appears on page 10. ••••• Good pal Tim Cunning decided to throw a small party for his many friends so he called and begged me, literally begged me, to come over and teach him how to prepare, “Potatoes Lyle.” I finally gave in and went over to his palatial mansion in S. Escondido and taught him how.

You get a mess of taters, red or white, doesn’t really matter. You cube them up into 1” squares (approximately) . . . then you place them in an aluminum roasting pan . . . drizzle them with good olive oil; apply freshly ground pepper from peppercorns, using a pepper mill . . . lots of pepper. When you think you have enough, add more. Then add granulated onion, garlic powder, seasoning salt. mix, put in oven at 425 for 45 minutes. Delicious! You’re welcome, Tim. Anything for a pal.

••••• Good news from the medical front: Regular readers will recall an item in this column several weeks ago featuring a bald-headed Dave Geary who shaved his head for granson, Devin, who is battling cancer. Dave reports the blood work comes back much improved and Devin is improving day by day. Still not out of the woods, but he’s a fighter. Right on!

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During the evening, three drivers were arrested for DUI. Officers assigned to this detail made 32 traffic stops and conducted 10 Field Sobriety Tests. The officers also recovered a stolen vehicle, but were unable to apprehend the driver. The vehicle was ultimately returned to the rightful owner. Kit Carson Park Home to a BMX Bicycle Track?

Another controversy may be brewing over the use of Kit Carson Park. Vincent McCurdy, operator of BMX tracks in Kearny Mesa and Lakeside, is proposing that the city of Escondido construct a BMX track in Kit Carson Park and then participate in lease revenue.

Area residents who live near Kit Carson Park or who use the facility often have already formed an activist group, “Friends of Kit Carson Park.” Ruth Weber, a member of that organization said her group will oppose the plan. Public backlash killed a proposal for a waterslide park as well as Stone Brewery’s proposed beer sales at the adult softball complex. So that residents will know more about

may be a non-sugical solution to your treatment plan that hopefully will make you pain-free. sciatica and low back pain! If you’ve heard about spinal decompression therapy, or always wanted to check it out and see how it might help your condition, now is the best time. Spinal decompression therapy can create a decreased pressure within the disc that can allow the disc material to be pulled back into its normal position . . . and bring a fresh blood supply to promote healing.

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the proposal a community forum has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on November 13th, at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway.

Estimates of how much the city would pay for construction range from $113,000 to significantly more, said Loretta McKinney, the city’s community services director.

McKinney said city officials will also present residents with other options, such as locating the track in Jesmond Dene or Mountain View parks.

Councilman Mike Morasco has indicated he would likely support the proposal; Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz has indicated she will likely oppose it.

“It’s good for people age 5 to 50 and will get people outdoors more,” Morasco said. “The amount of people in our city who participate in this sport is astronomical.” Analogies were drawn in some quarters to the heavy bicycle activity in the city of Carlsbad. No exhaust from engines, a quiet sport (aside from possible cheering from the stands). The difference is that Carlsbad bicyclists exercise on the city streets and ocean boardwalk, not on a stadium built and paid for by Carlsbad taxpayers. The public forum will seek to address those and other issues.

You’ll get to see everything first hand and find out if this treatment might be your disc/sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients. And the best part of this treatment is . . . No Dangerous Drugs and No Surgical Procedures!

Spinal decompression treatments are very gentle and are almost always painless. In fact, every once in a while, I What this means for you is that in just notice a patient sleeping during a treata matter of days or weeks, you could ment session. be back on the golf course, enjoying Call today and tell our receptionist that your love life, or traveling again. you would like to come in for the For a limited time, until August 8th, Special Spinal Decompression $25 will provide you all the services Evaluation. that normally cost $145! We can get started with your consultaWhat does this special limited time tion, examination, and X-rays (again, if offer include? Everything I normally indicated) as soon as there’s an opendo in my new patient evaluation. ing in the schedule. You’ll get: • An in-depth consultation where I Our office is called Heilman will listen . . really listen . . to the Chiropractic and we are located at 245 details of your case. W. El Norte Pkwy, # C Escondido, • A complete neuromuscular examina- CA. I look forward to helping you so tion. you can hopefully live a pain-free life. • X-rays (if indicated) Sincerely, • Review of your MRI, and • A report of findings that includes a Stephen Heilman, D. C.

Dr. Stephen Heilman

PS. One of the biggest myths about pain is that it will go away by itself, without any treatment.

A study in the British Medical Journal found that myth to be untrue, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers -- who do not seek treatment -- will have either pain or disability 12 months later.

Bottom line . . . if your pain has not gone away by now, it’s not likely to go away on its own. Life is too short to live in pain! Call 760.480-4480


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net “Operation School Bell” Event Very Successful

The Assistance League of Inland North County’s “Operation School Bell” event at Kohl’s Department Store in San Marcos recently was very successful. Needy students from area middle schools were given $100 each to shop for new school clothes. Students were also given a gift card for new shoes. This is the first year that Kohl’s and the Assistance League have partnered on “Operation School Bell” and the Assistance League hopes to expand the program to include more students from other north county

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shocks--since the days of the first atomic bomb. What on earth will we do with such power? And who will be the SECOND world power to possess the same magnitude of near-instant destruction as we have? Will we be able to walk the same tightrope with them as we did with the Soviets and the atomic and hydrogen bombs? Or will a rouge state forgo nuclear power altogether and concentrate on super-rail guns? Should we hit them first? Or would that be a war crime, punishable by a rain of hypersonic missiles on our cities and infrastructure?

These are not problems for our grandchildren, not even our kids. We will have to make those decisions ourselves. These weapons are that close to being deployed today. And it's only fair. We made 'em. But what do we do with them? The answer is ours to decide. But one thing is clear already to potential enemy pilots around the world today... It'd be a really, really bad idea to attack a U.S. Navy warship.

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middle schools next year.

Pictured (l-r) are Arline Whited and Judy Davis from Operation School Bell; Kristen, Kyle, and Michael were just three of many Kohl’s employees that volunteered to work with the students during this event. DAR Members Tour USO Neil Ash Airport Center

Wanda Prosser, Regent of Oceanside’s Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), joined members of the Linares Chapter for a tour of the USO Neil Ash Airport Center at Lindbergh Field, the largest USO airport center in the world. The Center located adjacent to Terminal 2, caters to traveling military personnel, providing them a brief home like atmosphere in which to relax. Refreshments, sand-

About the Author Kent Ballard

Kent Ballard is a masterful writer who lives near Brazil, Indiana. While he made his living as a Journeyman Machinist for many years, he also fascinated a small group of writer friends with his tales of history, adventure, and of the military. With Veteran’s Day approaching, we thought this would be a great reminder of our warriors, past, present and future.

We’ve been trying nad trying to get Kent to write more and more stories . . . but he can be a stubborn cuss at times. We’ll keep trying. He has the knack.

wiches, soup and pastries are Oceanside Theatre Company Youth available free of Academy Outreach and Oceanside School District with Martin charge. The 10,000 Unified Luther King, Jr. Middle School. The square foot facility show dates and times are Friday, has a large lounge November 8, at 7pm; Saturday, with overstuffed November 9th at 2pm and again at chairs and sofas, a 7pm; and Sunday, November 10th at Tickets are available online or game room, wi-fi and 2pm. at the door: skype, outdoor patio www.oceansidetheatre.org and click with grills, and a on “Buy Tickets” or call 760.433.8900. quiet room for fami- Tickets are $12/adults; $10/studentsmilitary-seniors; and $5/children 5 lies. Among t h e always needed items which members brought with them for the Center were coffee, creamer, sweetener, munchies, cleaning items, and bottled water. The motto of the USO is “Until Everyone Comes Home”. DAR supports our military in every way possible. pictured: Linda Knoebel, Jim Kuder, Shelly Knoebel, Al Zimmer, Carrie Robbins, Doris Greeson, Mary Lou Montez, Susan Zimmer, Paula-Jo Cahoon, Jennifer Smith, Joedy Adams, John Cahoon, Wanda Prosser, Frank Robbins, Nan Valerio Meetings/Events Calendar

Oceanside Theatre Company Presents: - “Once On This Island Jr,” a Caribbean Musical Fantasy. This program is presented by the

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Districting Commission as a response to the letter printed in the October 24 edition of The Paper. The creation of voting districts in Escondido came as a result of a suit filed against Escondido for violation of California's Voting Rights Act. Rather than going to trial, both the plaintiffs and defendants agreed to a settlement which included the creation of the districts. Those district boundaries were to be drawn by the Independent Districting Commission, for which I volunteered to serve.

Much of the process of drawing those district boundaries is governed by federal and state laws and by case law. For example, the settlement (also known as the Consent Decree) requires the Commission to do the following (listed in priority order by the court): 1. Comply with U.S. Constitution, including creating districts with reasonably equal populations case law has defined "reasonably equal population" as plus or minus 5%; 2. Districts must comply with the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA); 3. Districts must be geographically contiguous and encouraged to have geographic compactness;

and under. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside.

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4. Districts must be drawn with respect for geographic integrity of any neighborhood and any community of interest, including racial, ethnic, and language minority, to the extent possible without violating the requirements of 1, 2, or 3. Communities of interest are not to include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates; 5. District boundaries are not to be drawn for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against an incumbent, political candidate, or political party. The place of residence of any incumbent or political candidate must not be considered in the drawing of boundaries.

It is important to note that the Consent Decree requires the commission to seek input from the public regarding communities of interest so that the commission can consider these neighborhoods and communities in drawing boundary lines. This could include communities such as mobile home parks and housing developments, among other things. The federal VRA prohibits the denial or abridgement of voting rights based on race or language minority (which includes Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Spanish

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Daughters of American Revolution Meeting Announced The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet Saturday, November 9th, at the El Camino Country Club, Oceanside. Following a 9:30am buffet breakfast, John Melton will present a program “Bullying Takes Many Forms.” Bullying takes place across the spectrum of age, and is becoming more prevalent. DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is descended lineally from a patriot who contributed in some way to American independence in the American Revolution. Contact Linda at lramos1999@aol.com.

“Art Riot” With Chris Cochran of Stone Brewing Company – The public is invited to opening reception for “Art Riot” with juror Chris Cochran from Stone brewing Company, on Saturday, November 9th from 5:30-8pm. Concurrent exhibitions include the North County Society of Fine Arts, and “Driven to Abstraction” featuring members of the PhotoArts Group curated by irv Leftberg and Steve Schelesinger. Open studios for Daniel Brooks, Carrie Repking, Bettina Heinz, Renee Richetts, Gallery Too and Gallery 262 artists. Exhibitions take place from November 8 – December 7. The Escondido Municipal gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Avenue. Check the website at www.escondidoarts.org for more info or call the Gallery at 760.480.4101.

Operation HOPE-Vista to Hold Open House – On Sunday, November 10, from 1:30-3:30pm, Operation HOPE-Vista will hold an Open House at 859 East Vista Way, Vista. Operation HOPE-Vista is a

‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2

The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain. "I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see.

"It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations" said Claude. He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting

"Watch the watch --- Watch the watch ----Watch the watch" The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth.

The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces.

A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were hypnotized.

And then, suddenly, the chain broke!

cold-weather shelter serving homeless families with children and single women, and focuses on providing warm, safe shelter together with programs and case management to help residents regain control of their lives. They have a consistently high annual placement rate helping residents progress into transitional or permanent housing. In existence since 2003, they are a member of the North County shelter network (Alliance for Regional Solutions), a 501(c)(3) organization, and founded as an outcome of the City of Vista’s resolution to find help for homeless families. The shelter season begins on December 1 and extends through March 31 each year. The Open House provides an opportunity to visit the new location before the season begins and find out about the organization, the population served, and programs and activities offered. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more info, call Beth hillock, Administrative Director at Operation HOPE-Vista at 760.536.3880. Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11 – The San Marcos All Veterans Memorial Committee with the U.S. Marine Corps and the San Marcos Mayor invite the community to honor the Veteran heroes on November 11, at the Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, San Marcos. From 12noon-1pm will be lunch, provided by Prime Cut Grill, for $5/person, and complimentary coffee/tea from Old California Coffee House. The ceremony will take place from 12pm and the reception from 2-3pm, all honoring hometown heroes from 50 years ago. >From 1962 to 1974, over 190 San Marcos High School students served in the US Military. During this time six made the ultimate sacrifice, and wall tiles were recently added for those six. Research was by Gail (Jenkins) Kirchmeier, SMHS Class of 1968.

The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact" "CRAP!" said Claude.

There will be limited seating; bring your own chairs. For questions, call Heidi at 760.727.1919 or visit http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/ and select “I want to . . .”

Vista Friends and Newcomers to Learn About Desalination Project - The Vista Friends and Newcomers group will be welcoming Taylor Monaco from the Carlsbad Desalination Project Team at their November 14 coffee meeting. The Desalination project converts Pacific Ocean salt water into high quality drinking water, and part of the 10 mile pipeline will go through Vista. This project is a joint effort between the San Diego Water Authority and Poseidon Water. The project will put North County on the international map, and infuse millions of dollars into the local economy and encourage new industrial growth with jobs into our communities. The Vista Friends and Newcomers group has been in existence for 23 years with the purpose to unite members in social and cultural activities and to foster acquaintances, cooperation and productive interests in the community. The group has many activities, including the monthly coffee meetings, gourmet groups, bridge groups, bunco, game days, and others. The November coffee meeting will be at 9:30am in the recreation room at 1080 Arcadia Place, corner of E. Vista Way and Arcadia Avenue. Check the website, www.VistaFNC.com, or call 760.758.4120 for more information. RB GOP Women’s Luncheon and Installation - Shirley Kaltenborn, parliamentarian of San Diego County Federation of Republican Women as well as past president of both SDCFRW and California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division, will speak about the history of the National Federation of Republican Women and swear in Rancho Bernardo Republican

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens ' Center and Claude was never invited there again.

An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 a.m was asked where he was going at that time of night.

The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late." The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"

The man replied, "That would be my wife." ••••• I know a friend who boasts about his 27 years of married bliss. He fails to mention he’s been married for 35 years. The other years were, apparently, only “so-so.”

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Women’s newly elected officers at the club’s Friday, November 15 luncheon. Social time starts at 11am followed by the luncheon at 11:45am at StoneRidge Country Club, 17166 StoneRidge Country Club Lane, Poway. Cost is $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 858.673.1409 or 858.487.0378 for reservations by noon on Tuesday, November 12. For further info visit www.rbwf.org or facebook.com/ranchobernardorepublicanwomenfederated.

Learn to Make a Thanksgiving Table Arrangement - Alta Vista Gardens is announcing a new class being offered on Saturday, November 16th, to learn to make an arrangement for your holiday dining table in an actual hands-on class. All materials will be provided, including super fresh flowers and container, just bring your clippers. The Instructor, Suzy Long, has been doing flower designs for 30 years. She currently works at Dos Gringos Nursery as the designer for their e-commerce business. Her design classes are very popular. Cost of $30 includes all materials and you must register by November 11 to clee@altavistagardens.com or www.altavistagardens.org. Alta Vista Gardens is located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. For more information and directions go to altavistagardens.org.

Palomar College to Honor Art Barter at 2013 Gala – The 22nd annual Palomar College Black-tie Gala, “Palomar’s Star Spangled Salute to Education,” is set for Saturday, November 16, at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad,

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ment. A spade is all that’s required. When the blight struck, the potatoes turned slimy, black, and rotten in just days after they were dug from the ground.

A variety of causes were suspected, from static electricity to smoke bellowing from railroad locomotives, even the vapors from volcanoes. The actual cause was a fungus that had traveled from North America to Ireland. The Irish Potato Famine

The great influx of Irish immigrants to the United States during the mid-1800s can be attributed to the potato.

The Irish potato famine in 1845, was an unusual blight, which devastated Ireland’s potato crop, the basic staple in the population, causing the majority of people to depend upon the tuber for their diet. Most Irish peasants rented small plots of land from absentee British landlords, and because an acre of potatoes could support a family for a year, it became vital to survival. Potatoes are nutritious and easy to grow, requiring minimal labor, training or equip-

The blight resulted in what became known as “Famine Fever,” killing thousands of people suffering from cholera, dysentery, scurvy, typhus, and infestations of lice. Those trying to combat conditions reported seeing children crying with pain and looking “like skeletons, their features sharpened with hunger and their limbs wasted, so that little was left but bones.” Masses of bodies were buried without coffins only a few inches below the soil. Some 750,000 Irishmen died from the famine over the next decade to around 1855. The British-controlled government did little to help, merely forcing hundreds of thousands into workhouses.

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Hourly rentals include House Manager for table setups and guards for all weddings and other parties. Call 760.743.9178 for information

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The Doctor is In!

Fall of 2015 (her older sister has to start medical school 1st). Both girls have taken it all on enthusiastically and make a great team in handling our Front Office and communicating with our patients.

Happy Holidays from San Marcos Dental Center

Wow… the year’s gone by so quickly and things have changed so rapidly in our country it amazes all of us. Our practice has also been going through a lot of change… but all for the better!

To start, we have two new additions to our staff. Both have turned out to be a gems! Ana is multitalented, able to handle both front and back office duties proficiently, and with her credentials heads our adult orthodontic programs of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Charlene is our second gem. She has earned her B.S. Biology degree from Cal State San Marcos, while coordinating their laboratories. Now her sights are set on attending dental school in the

We also have the rest of our great staff working hard to meet your dental needs as well. Hortencia DA is in charge of our Implant cases and responds to any messages we have received after hours. Sonia RDA is in charge of ordering all the supplies and equipment that we need for treatments. Mina RDHEF, our hygienist, is always busy keeping our patients up to snuff with their hygiene and overall health issues and concerns.

As for Dr. Hurt DDS, what can we say? He’s been treating his patients for over 30 years at The Center, and is always attending classes to expand his knowledge. Now, with Dr. Shepard’s help on Saturdays we can treat your general dental needs six days a week. We also handle your special needs w i th Invis align and 6 Month Smiles, Prosthetics (Implants, Dentures, 4 on 4, Cosmetic Crowns, and Laminates), Simple Endodontics, Sleep Apnea, Gum

Disease and TMJ co ncerns. Now, with our special financing we’re able to make it easier for those needing dental treatment to afford it.

Finally, we’re involved again with the community this Holiday Season with programs for those less fortunate as well in s upport of our mili tary families. Although our Candy Buy Back drive (for our troops overseas) ends this Saturday, we’re doing a canned food drive to help provide Thanksgiving Meal Boxes for families in need. For those of you that can help, please bring in any nonperishable canned vegetables or fruit, stuffing for turkey, canned cranberry sauce, yams, turkey gravy, instant potatoes, pumpkin pie ingredients, or Pillsbury Pie ingredients. Our office will get it all to the right place and all contributions will gladly be accepted. Call us at 760-734-

4311 if you have any questions.

May you all have a wonderful year’s end. We look forward to seeing you soon but don’t be shy… we’re always here for you, and be sure to use your dental insurance benefits for this year before you lose them. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday! Dr. Hurt, Dr. Shepard, Angela, Ana, Charlene, Hortencia, Mina and Sonia

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We are offering a $150 discount on all cosmetic ceramic (non-metallic) crowns for the month of November.

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We’d love to answer any of your quetions. Our number is:

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This offer will expire on November 30th, 2013!


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heritage). The federal VRA also prohibits practices that have the purpose or effect of discriminating on the basis of race or language minority status. Moreover, the federal VRA includes a section that allows for a district(s) within which the majority of the voting age population is comprised of minority voters, once evidence has been established that there has been racially polarized voting, which has been found to be the case in Escondido. Our preliminary district boundary map can be viewed by visiting the city's website at: www.escondido.org, then click on Preliminary Map.

As you can see, the process of district boundary drawing is highly regulated and, with the degree of transparency contained by the directives of the court, there isn't much room for any gerrymandering or protection of "special interest groups" some might believe. Being part of this Independent Districting Commission has been a unique and special privilege. Volunteering our time and effort towards such an important goal is not something to be taken lightly...and each member of the commission has shown their commitment to do the task as openly and objectively as possible. I hope that this discussion can result in having more Escondido residents come to our public hearings and offer constructive comments. I think I can speak for the entire commission when I say that we all want to do the right thing for our city. Bill Flores

Who’s In Charge?

Who runs Escondido? Is it Mayor Sam Abed? Is it City Manager Clay Phillips? Or is it Escondido Charter School founder and head, Dennis Snyder? Coach, as most seem to refer to him, seems to be able to do as he pleases with the charter school system and seems to control City Hall, when he so desires.

I would love to see this investigated. How many parents are willing to come forward? Does The Paper think this is worth checking into? Thomas S. Cowan Jr. Escondido, CA. 92027

Editor’s Note: We have edited Mr. Cowan’s letter as there were inferences and statements made that we, in our editorial judgment, felt were unfair and unwarranted.

Mr. Snyder is not an elected official. He is a private citizen who founded and operates a public school and holds his position with the support of the school’s board of trustees. Rock and Roll Origins?

Hi Lyle:

Regarding Tom Morrow's article on the origins of Rock and Roll, I must dispute the following comment from Tom: "The term 'Rock and Roll" was coined by Dee-Jay Alan Freed back in 1951, as his way of describing the black rhythm and blues records he was playing."

I do not know who actually first coined the term Rock and Roll, but it was not Alan Freed in 1951. 1940's black Rhythm and Blues artist Wynonie Harris recorded several records in the late 1940's; including "Good Rockin Tonight" and "All She Wants to do is Rock". "All She Wants to do is Rock" was recorded April 13, 1949 and was Wynonie's second #1 smash and remained on the R&B charts for 18 weeks. One of the main lines in "All She Wants to do is Rock" is: "All she wants to do is rock, Rock and Roll all night long." I suspect that Alan Freed got the term Rock and Roll from Wynonie Harris in 1949. /s/ Alan Cutsinger Escondido, CA

More on Morrow’s Column

While recently vacationing in California in early Oct. I came across The Community Paper and saw Mr. Morrow's article "Historically Speaking" - The Advent of Rock n Roll. While true that many consider Allan Freed as the one to 'coin' the term "Rock n Roll" I have to point out that way back in 1949 a group known as the Doles Dickens Quintet released a recording called "Rock and Roll." This could be the very first use of the term credited to Freed. I have attached a Wav file should Mr. Morrow care to listen to the song. Regards,

Robert Burnett Easton, PA

How I Met My Sweetheart

A year ago I danced with a lovely woman on occasion. I asked her how we could dance more often? She implied I should re-join the Widows/Widowers Club of which I used to belong. That evening I danced with another lady who is a board member and she gave me information.

We exchanged phone numbers and email addresses. We corresponded and at the next dance I was charmed by her. She invited me to her place to help with a computer problem. As required I attended three dances and then re-joined the Widows/Widowers Club.

They have many events. My favorite is the two-dinner dances a month they have. At each event waiters bring the food to the table with great bands playing music this side of heaven. After dinning

Tulip the two faced cat is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 1-1/2 year old, 7 pound, spayed, female, Tortoiseshell cat.

We call her “two faced” because one half of her face is blonde and the other side is black. Tulip likes every person and every cat she meets. She was transferred to RCHS from another shelter through the FOCAS program. The $100 adoption fee for Tulip includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. If you can't adopt right now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org. dancing. For information and reservations call Eva Nygard 760.758.8928 William Hart Carlsbad, CA 92008

From Mary Jo Crowley:

To the Editor:

Thank you for the proverbial trip down Memory Lane, re: Burma Shave road signs.

When the company quit doing that, years ago, I wrote: The witty verse Of Burma Shave Have gone to Their reviser. And so I cry Into my beer A sadder man Budweiser.

(Rather clever, Mary Jo!)

If you’d like to drop a Letter to Editor, just email it to: thepaper@cox.net

Keep them to 250 words or less. Let’s hear from you!

Cobie is a 1-year-old spayed female bunny, ID 75570. Cobie is an active young girl who will delight you with her fancy and playful bunny moves. Because Cobie is active, she prefers an x-pen setup, and she loves to play in a cottontail cottage. Cobie will do well with any caring family who allows her plenty of time to play. Cobie is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, and is one of the featured bunnies available for adoption at the Carmel Mountain Petco, 11160 Rancho Carmel Drive. Her $45 adoption fee includes spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Center is open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm.

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Within the first five years of what was known among the Irish as “The Great Hunger,” the population of Ireland had been reduced by 25 percent.

Ireland wasn’t the only country to be struck by the fungus, known as Phytophthora infestans, it reached into northern Europe, primarily Norway, causing famine in that country. A great number of Norwegians also migrated to other countries in the New World and other parts of Europe.

During the decade of the famine, more than 2 million Irishmen left their homeland, migrating to the U.S., Canada, England, and Australia.

In November 1950 – The Chinese Red army entered the Korean War crossing over from Manchuria with some 300,000 troops. They nearly surrounded more than 12,000 Allied troops at the Chosin Reservoir in far North Korea near the Manchurian border. Those Allied troops, (mostly U.S. Marines, along with U.S. Army and British troops), who fought their way back to South Korea and survived have become known as the “Frozen Chosin”

because temperatures reached as low as 50 degrees below zero.

A good number of those men live among us here in the North County.


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

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Celebrating the Craft Brewing Industry

Here are a few things you may not know about the San Diego Craft Brewing Industry:

• San Diego County is home to more than 70 craft breweries • The craft beer industry in San Diego has an annual economic impact of about $300 million • San Diego breweries brought home more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than the traditional beer countries of England, Germany, and Belgium combined and won 20 medals at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. • San Diego County has been ranked as "Best Beer City" by numer-

ous sources (CNN, Men's Fitness, USA Today, New York Times)

San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) runs November 1-10, 2013 with numerous events held countywide to showcase local craft breweries. The festival attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of the region’s brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego's breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. You can celebrate SDBW in Escondido by visiting the hugely popular Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, as well as Escondido’s other two craft breweries, Offbeat Brewing Company and Plan 9 Alehouse.

For more information on San Diego Beer Week, visit SDBW.org. For City of Escondido info, visit www.escondido.org

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Honoring our Veterans

As Veterans’ Day nears, it is a good time to stop and say - we owe America’s veterans a depth of gratitude. As a City, we are proud of the businesses of the men and women who have so bravely and selflessly served our country and those companies that support our military. We also commend and support those who have answered the call to serve our nation and who are investing back into their communities with new business ventures and job cre-

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starting at 6pm. It includes a silent auction, dinner, student entertainment, live auction, a casino and dancing. Comedian Russ T. Nailz will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds benefit programs for Palomar College students. Admission is $300/person; black-tie attire is recommended. Information and reservations, call 760.744.1150, ext. 2732, or online at www.palomar.edu/foundation.

“Gather Round” is Theme for Women’s Club Luncheon - On Monday, November 18, at 11:30am, the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club will hold their monthly luncheon at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $18 inclusive. Guest speaker, Vivian Eisenecher from San Diego, is a published author and motivational speaker, and will talk about her destructive life path and how she has

ation.

I encourage you to support these veteran owned businesses as you seek the services you need or go about your shopping and dining in Vista.

Whether a business has been here for years or they are a new addition, they all recognize the unique opportunities this city has to offer. Should you be looking for information on starting or growing your business, I encourage you to contact our Economic Development department at 760.639.6165 or go to cityofvista.com. helped others recover from drugs and alcohol addition by speaking, mentoring and writing about her struggles. She surrounds others with a “Circle of Kindness.” A “Festive Delight” is an array of special coffees and teas, all 100% natural by Quinn Freiderrekson. Entertainment will be music perfect for the holiday. Bring a friend and enjoy the season. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make a reservation by Thursday, November 14 for the luncheon. Walk-ins are welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women’s Club. For more info, go to www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Martha at 760.471.7059.

Annual Community in Unity Celebration at City Hall Dome – On November 21st, from 5:31pm to 8:31pm, over 500 guests will experience Escondido’s 3rd Annual Premier Holiday Kickoff Party – “Community in Unity” - under the dome at Escondido City Hall. Yes, 5:31pm is correct… why the weird start time?

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Save Energy this Winter

While the beginning of October may have felt more like summer, cooler temperatures are right around the corner. With it comes sweaters, jackets and making sure your home is ready for the change of season. Here are some energy saving tips: • Buy a power strip for your entertainment center – and remember to use it! Your TV, sound and gaming systems can all be plugged into a power strip and one button turns everything off. Some strips even come with a

remote control. • Appliances with glowing lights or displays (like coffee makers) use small amounts of electricity all day and night, which can add up over time. Unplug them when it makes sense. • You can get timers for your electronics that require charging – the timer allows you to plug in your phone or tablet computer and not waste electricity once it’s fully charged. • Make sure your heating system is in working order. For more information about conserving energy this holiday season, please visit www.sdge.com.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Project KEPPT

Project KEPPT (Keeping Every Person and Pet Together) is administered by the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) and SPCA. The purpose of this program is to keep pets and their owners together through the most difficult of times. Project KEPPT provides education, resources, and services (such as licensing, microchipping, veterinary assistance, behavior and training advice and more) to those in need and even hosts monthly food distributions throughout the San Diego County area. Currently the SDHS finds Because City Hall closes at 5:30 and this wonderful holiday event starts as soon as possible! The Dome decorations will be provided by Home Depot, East Valley Parkway, which will set the mood for this festive event. Food and wine is provided by over 30 of our local restaurants, craft brewers, and wineries. Local schools and churches provide music to create the caroling mood, followed by a step into Santa’s Sweet Shop that will promise to end all diets. In the spirit of giving, guests are asked to bring new PJ’s for Isabelle’s Foundation for Rady Children’s Hospital and/or a new toy for the Escondido Police Department’s annual Children’s Christmas Party which assists child victims of violence, abuse and low income. Last year over 650 PJ’s and toys were collected. The Christmas tree and Gingerbread house will be auctioned off and proceeds also given to the EPD’s child abuse program. Tickets may be purchased for $20.00 prior to the event or $25.00 at the door. For further information and ticket purchase, contact the Escondido Chamber of

that they are low on donations of unopened pet food and other pet supplies so they are asking for your assistance. On the 1st Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of each month, donations are being accepted at the SDHS North Campus at 572 Airport Road in Oceanside. On the 3rd Thursday and 4th Sunday of each month, donations are being accepted at the SDHS Central Campus at 5500 Gaines Street in San Diego. For more information on this great project, visit the SDHS website at www.sdhumane.org. If you need assistance or should you know of someone who does, contact the Project KEPPT Program Manager at (619) 2997012 ext. 2907 or email ahoang@sdhumane.org.

Commerce at 760.745.2125. San Marcos Senior Center Presents Food, Fun and Fandango Dance Party - The whole community is invited to a very special evening at the San Marcos Senior Center on Friday, November 22, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Along with live music the party includes food, wine and beer, dancing, and fun and games for kids. Food vendors include Flippin Pizza, Kona Ice Truck, Lil Miss Shortcakes Truck, The Organic Food Truck, and Mr. Taco #1 Fresh Mexican Grill. Traditionally senior centers are open during the day with programs and activities geared toward the over 50 age group. This special event is designed to provide an inexpensive and fun opportunity for adults of all ages to unwind and children to let loose on a very special evening at the San Marcos Senior Center. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. Children are free with $5/adult paid admission. For more information call or visit the San Marcos Senior Center at 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, or call 760.7445535, ext. 3606, or visit www.san-marcos.net/seniors.


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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com Operating System Wars

A large part of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of the Windows OS for PCs. Worldwide PC sales (notebooks and desktops) in 2013 are down about 10%. Corporate PC sales are up 6% but retail sales are down 20%. Corporations are still able to buy new PCs with Windows 7 direct from the sellers but Microsoft allows retailers to sell only Win 8 PCs. Since most small businesses and home users buy their PCs from retailers and don’t want Win 8, they tend to boycott retail PCs and hold on to their older Win 7 and Win XP computers.

Microsoft, Google, and Apple create the OS (operating systems) for the of types major three computing/communicatio ns devices, (PCs, Smart Phones and tablets). Microsoft dominates PCs with over 90% to Apples 7%. In Smart Phones and tablets, Google (Android) has a large and growing lead over Apple’s rapidly shrinking presence and Microsoft has a small (3-5%) presence in both Smart phones and tablets

A survey of PCs accessing the Internet in October showed the following percentages. Win7=46%, XP=31%, Windows 8=8%, Apple=7%, Vista=4%, all others=4%. Interestingly, Win 7 actually out-gained Win 8 in market share last month, an indication that more small business and home users are discovering they can still buy their new desktop and notebook PCs with Win 7 or even XP from independent American builders like The Computer Factory.

Suspended Testing Suspends Progress

ment can continue simultaneously.

At The Computer Factory we don’t sell or repair phones, tablets or Apple products. Our focus is on Microsoft Windows based desktop and notebook PCs so we are keenly interested in the strategies, counter-strategies, conniving and espionage among these three deadly enemies.

A controversial education bill passed the legislature during the last week of session. It passed without bipartisan support and was met with opposition from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The bill, AB 484, suspends standardized tests, which are taken annually by students in grades 2-11.

Standardized tests provide a benchmark for student performance statewide. The tests allow school districts, teachers, parents, and students to review student improvement each year.

Suspending testing will stunt education progress in California. AB 484 needlessly stops testing for the 2014 school year to allow tests to be re-designed. I believe current testing and new test develop-

business and home users into dumping their Win XP PCs in favor of new PCs with Win 7 or Win 8. Microsoft is terrified of being forced to extend Win XP support again if nearly one third of PCs are still using it when April 2014 rolls around.

Microsoft’s arch enemy Google is enjoying the entire scenario. The fact that Microsoft is losing billions because users won’t abandon XP is immensely satisfying to Google and they never miss an opportunity to rub salt into the wounds. In 2011 Microsoft tried to prod users away from XP by announcing that Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), would not support Win XP. Google promptly announced that Google’s Chrome would continue to support XP. Later that year Microsoft

sulked while Chrome raced past IE to become the leading Internet browser. Last month Google announced that it would continue to provide security upgrades for Win XP through April of 2015. Since then several other Internet software providers have pledged continuing XP support. Microsoft is furious. There is no reason to panic, Microsoft’s end of support will have little impact on most XP users. We do recommend moving to 64bit Win 7 (not Win 8) when buying a new PC unless there is a compelling reason to stay with 32bit XP. Whether or not to upgrade your XP or Vista PC to Win 7 is a good question. Give us a call and we’ll go over it with you.

With home and small business users holding on to their Win XP computers, Microsoft and the PC sellers are flooding the print and electronic media with dire warnings of a looming disaster when Microsoft stops XP support in April of 2014. These self-serving alarms are designed to stampede small

If we skip a year of testing, we skip a year of monitored progress.

Federal education leaders agree, and last week, the U.S. Department of Education responded to California’s decision with a letter stating that the federal government plans to withhold education funding until testing is restored. California is at risk of losing $3.52 billion in federal education funds. We cannot afford to lose education funding or the test data that supports student progress.

Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad,

Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.

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Could Partisanship be on the Wane in Sacramento?

It may seem hard to believe today after the recent debates on gun control, co-ed bathrooms and non-citizen jurors, but California has a long history of bipartisanship. As a result of reforms passed in the early 20th Century, partisan identification was downplayed. By cross-filing in multiple party primaries, a candidate could essentially turn a primary victory into a general election win. For example, Earl Warren cross-filed during the 1946 gubernatorial election and won the Democratic, Republican and Progressive Party primaries, resulting in a November general election win with over 90 percent of the vote.

While a return to the genteel era of the early 20th Century is unlikely, term limits are forcing many powerful, partisan and well-known legis-

lators into retirement. The last election cycle sent 38 new Assembly-members to Sacramento, and special elections will soon make them a majority of the 80member body. The 2014 elections will send even more of the `old guard’ packing. While these changes may help transform the Legislature in 2014, the heated debates about hotbutton issues often obscure the fact that bills frequently pass with overwhelming bipartisan support.

I sense a new ability to work together with many of my colleagues across the aisle. While serious policy issues will continue to result in strong disagreements and intense debate, there seems to be a growing ability to join together to support legislation that benefits all Californians, regardless of party identification.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030598

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030019

The name of the business: Avanti Salon, located at 322 W. El Norte Pkwy Ste C, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Martha Lynn and Lee Allen Powell 1518 Casa Real Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Martha Lynn Powell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/31/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028880

The name of the business: Flash Junk Removal, located at 3527 De Leone Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Luis Fierros 3527 De Leone Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Luis Fierros This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031167

The name of the business: Avina’s Landscaping, located at 353 W. San Marcos Blvd, 229, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Erik Avina 353 W. San Marcos Blvd. 229 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an indi-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030383

The name of the business: Into the Vineyard, located at 4119 Avenida De La Plata, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Wristen 216 Hillside Terrace Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel Wristen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/24/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013 vidual. First day of business was 11/4/13. /s/Erik Avina, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029831

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030528

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030978

The name of the business: Vida Family Dental Care, located at 670 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suit 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Vida Namavar DDS, Inc. 670 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 103 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vida Namavar, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/31/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028653

The name of the business: 4 Feet and Feathers Nutrition Center, located at 410 W. Felicita Ave., Ste D, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Angelique F. and Michael G. Bennett 2034 Paddy Place Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 9/1/84. /s/Angelique F. Bennett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/07/2013. 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, & 11/21/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031381

The name of the business: The Golden Egg Omelet House, located at 316 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: John and Karleen Lovett 10703 Meadow Glen Way East Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 11/6/1980. /s/John Lovett, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00073957-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Brandon Lee Chow II filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Brandon Lee Chow II to Proposed name Brandon Lee DonDiego. 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 17th, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/04/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030578

The name of the business: Circle K/Mobil of Tierra Santa, located at 10496 Clairmont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, Ca. 92124, is hereby registered by the following:

Black Treasure Enterprises, Inc.

634 Corte Galante

San Marcos, Ca. 92069

This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a.

/s/Senan F. Naoum, President

This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029830

The name of the business: A Fabulous Wax, located at 528 S. Coast Hwy, #3, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Tracy Haines 3460 Marron Rd. #103-105 Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel Wristen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/18/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030767

The name of the business: TD Minerals, LLC, located at 3332 Bajo Ct., Carlsbad, CA., 92009, is hereby registered by the following:

TD Minerals, LLC

3332 Bajo Ct.

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This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/09/2013.

/s/John Anderson Davis, CEO

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028955

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028887

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029042

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028011

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029244

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028766

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

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission) The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013. Case No: GPA 13-003 / R 13002 / SP 12-55 / SDP 12-352 / MFSDP 12-52 / TSM 481 / MND 13-003 (P13-0028) Application of: Milano Holdings, Inc. “Davia Village” Request: The Davia Village Specific Plan proposes a mixed-use development consisting of 416 residential units, 15,000 square feet of retail, a 60,000 s.f. neighborhood park, and approximately 170,000 s.f. of landscaping on 11.78 acres. Discretionary actions for the project include a General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Specific Plan, Site Development Plan, Multi-Family Site Development Plan, Tentative Subdivision Map and Mitigated Negative Declaration. Location of Property: 1001 Armorlite Drive, more particularly described as: Lots 5 and 6 in Block 85 of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, in the County of San Diego, State of California, according to the map thereof No. 806, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County. Excepting the Southwesterly 242.11 feet. Also excepting the Northwesterly 361.56 feet of said Lot 5. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 219-163-48. Case No: GPA 13-007 / SPA 13-005 (P13-0060) Application of: Lomas San Marcos Request: Approve an amendment to the General Plan to change the descriptive reference from “SPA (Movie Studio)” to “SPA (Lomas San Marcos),” and a Specific Plan Amendment to change the title throughout the Specific Plan from “Specific Plan (Movie Studio)” to “Specific Plan (Lomas San Marcos).” Location of Property: 1601 San Elijo Road, more particularly described as: All that portion of the northwest quarter of Section 33, Township 12 south, Range 3 west, San Bernardino base and meridian, in the City of San Marcos and County of San Diego, State of California, according to official plat thereof. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 223-080-41 & 42. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/7/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028485

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029207

The name of the business: M.H. Plumbing, located at 2448 Alexander Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Huls 2448 Alexander Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael Huls This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/11/2013. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 and 11/07/2013

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 12, 2013, a public hearing will be held with respect to the City of San Marcos approval of an amendment to the 2012 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) regarding the City’s TransNet Local Street Improvement Program of Projects. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization, is responsible to administer the RTIP. The RTIP is a multi-billion dollar, multiyear program of proposed transportation projects and any project that is capacity increasing or funded with state, federal or by the TransNet Ordinance must be included within the RTIP. SANDAG provides opportunities to amend the RTIP throughout the year. SANDAG has now initiated an amendment to the 2012 RTIP and is providing the City of San Marcos an opportunity to submit any changes, additions and/or programming of TransNet funds at this time. The City of San Marcos is recommending the amendment of the RTIP to adjust the TransNet funds programmed for capital projects. A complete list of the amendment is available for public review at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA.

Interested persons wishing to express their views will also be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing, commencing at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at 1 Civic Center Drive in the Council Chambers, San Marcos, California. Written comments prior to the time of the hearing can be submitted to City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069-2918, Attention: Lisa Fowler, Senior Management Analyst. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (City Clerk's Office on the second floor), at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918, up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. The work to be done is described in these Bid and Contract Documents for the above stated Project. The general Scope of Work is as follows: DESCRIPTION OF WORK The proposed project will replace, furnish, and install approximately 900 STOP and Speed Limit regulatory signs in the City of San Marcos to meet current sign retro-reflectivity requirements as adopted in the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). All replaced regulatory signs will be upgraded to a sign sheeting material of High

Intensity prismatic or better. All replaced signs will be installed within the City right-of-way. The proposed project will also upgrade existing traffic sign supports to the City’s standard sign supports for STOP signs (aluminum pole) and Speed Limit signs (breakaway posts). Other miscellaneous work includes adjusting existing traffic signs, removing and salvaging existing traffic signs and sign supports, repairing damaged sidewalk, installing sign identification labels, and furnishing and installing reflective post panels for STOP locations. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located on various city streets in the City of San Marcos. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within THIRTY (30) WORKING DAYS after the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9 except the specified amount shall be changed to FiveHundred Dollars ($500.00) per working day that the work, including punch list, is not completed beyond the specified contract time. GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For questions relating to the Bid and Contract Documents, please contact Michael Rafael, Associate Civil Engineer, at mrafael@san-marcos.net. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR CITYWIDE REPLACEMENT OF REGULATORY STOP AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS (CIP PROJECT 88217) DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be

November 7, 2013

required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 11:00 a.m, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 in the Valley of Discovery Room at City of San Marcos City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. Bids from contractors not represented at this meeting will be rejected. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice. Bidders are also advised that, as required by Federal law, the City of San Marcos is implementing new DBE requirements and continue to report overall DBE participation for this Federal-aid contract. Please refer to Appendix C covering DBE requirements and complete the federal forms in Appendix D. The DBE Contract Goal for this project is 9.0 percent. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Estimated construction cost: $3,500,000.00 s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director/City Engineer Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp October 31, 2013 and November 7, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029703

The name of the business: Learning

Jungle School - San Marcos Campus,

located at 1364 E. Mission Road, San

Macos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered

by the following:

Learning Jungle Schools (San Diego),

Inc.

12975 Boston Avenue

Chino, CA. 91710

This business is conducted by a corpo-

ration. First day of business was n/a.

/s/Frederick Si, President

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County

10/17/2013.

11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029681

The name of the business: Carlos Gardening and Tree Service, located at 2110 Meadowlark Ranch Circle, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Carlos Roberto Fabian Lopez 2110 Meadowlark Ranch Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carlos Roberto Fabian Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/17/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative) The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-033 on November 12, 2013. Project No.: P13-0042 Case No.: DP-13-033 Applicant: Patricia Hogan – Dance FX Request: A Director’s Use Permit to operate a 4,687 square foot dance studio. Location of Property: 2055 Montiel Road, Suites 105-106, more particularly described as: Parcel B of San Marcos Boundary Adjustment Plat 2689, recorded December 29, 1989 as Document 89705372, also being a portion of Lots 10, 11 & 12 in Block 7, of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, according to map thereof No. 806 filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of CA on 12/21/1895. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 228-360-44. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, November 25, 2013). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or apinon@san-marcos.net. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/7/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030991

The name of the business: RBP Associates, GoToJewelers.com, located at 861 Sixth Ave., Ste 316, San Diego, CA. 92101, is hereby registered by the following: Geoffrey M. Barrett 50 Main Street, #112 Ladera Ranch, CA. 92694 Sean E. Rich 2052 Caracol Court Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 Stephen J. Policastro 1445 Southview Court Chula Vista, Ca. 91910 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Geoffrey M. Barrett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/31/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029779

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

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson


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Aging in Place Specialist McCue Construction & Handyman Service Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Door Widening/Lighting upgrades/ Ramps NAHB Certified Li. No. B-477857

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Diner

George Burgers

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Bar & Grill

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$19* per adjustment!

North County’s Newest Most Exciting Chiropractic Office! 1250-A Auto Parkway, Escondido

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Walk-ins welcome!

*(offer valid for first visit only. Lower cost plans available)

Coins & Loans

760.745.4816 Escondido Coin & Loan, Inc. 241 E. Grand Avenue

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760.747.5951

mon -sat. 9a-9p sun. 10-8

Food Market

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Restaurants

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Just great food and great service! 912 S. Redwood St. Escondido

760.739.9265

Shoe Repair DOART SHOE REPAIR FREE SHINE ON 1 PAIR w/ad Tuesday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-2pm

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remembrance of that first Thanksgiving. All of this is good.

Mattresses

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Escondido Mattress Serving North County for 59 years! Randy Taylor

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Westside Cafe

Pastor Richard Huls, Retired

Giving Thanks

Once a year in November the American people are able to celebrate the holiday of THANKSGIVING. It is an official government honored day celebrated in memory of the Pilgrim/Indian feast in early American history. Out of that experience we enjoy what we think they ate – turkey, pumpkin, squash, etc.

What the day means for most in this modern age is a vacation, family gatherings, over-indulgence, presidential mercy (sparing the turkey), and some

On this day I believe it is both necessary and opportune to truly be thankful. Yet, it is easier said than done. We are a people accustomed to the good life, often taking for granted all we have. This country enjoys abundant resources, tremendous productivity, above world average prosperity, and individual access to most of it. How do we regard all of this? For some it is a desire for more. For others it is all there to consume. In the pursuit there is little time for thanks.

However, the need for thanks is there. To pause, indeed stop, and consider the blessings we enjoy is a mandate. Whether one wants to thank God as the giver of our abundance or just express a heart of gratitude either is necessary. To not do this is to live a life of waste and ultimate decadence. Our challenge is to say, “THANKS,” preferably as the Psalmist in Psalm 107, “Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good.”


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Ronnie’s Service Center 760.746.6931 Serving this area for 45 years.

God Bless America and Remember Those Who Have Gone Before Us

207 East Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE! We’ have been serving the community for 80 years Happy Anniversary to the City of Escondido 125 Wonderful Years!

Escondido Lumber 310 South Quince Street Escondido, CA (760) 745-0881

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido Salutes the Veterans Who Served Our Nation in Peacetime and in times of War God Bless America!

DONNA DAVIS Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Buy or sell your place in history call: Donna Davis 760.518.5612

To All Veterans Thank You!

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Your Family Friendly Store where we take the time to halp you with your shopping, whether lumber, electrical, plumbing, we have it all! 3437 S Santa Fe Ave Vista, CA 92083 (760) 726-1890

We Salute Our Veterans!

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California Funeral Alternatives "Our Family Serving Yours" 760-737-2890 Escondido FD1624

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From all the staff here at the San Marcos Dental Center to you and your families, we ask you to remember those who have gone before us . . . particularly our wonderful Military!

Something Special about our Military We Shall Always Remember . . .at

La Tapatia

Mexican Restaurant

340 W. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA.

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For those who have gone before us, particularly our Military, We Shall Always Remember ... at

Jalapeno Grill & Cantina

503 W. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA. 760.233.1104

We support our Veterans of all services. We also extend our gratitude for a job well done!

Kiley Towing 575 East Mission Road San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 744-0092

John W. Trudell and his entire staff salute our veterans on this Veterans Day!

Dr. Gregory Hurt and the San Marcos Dental Center

San Marcos, CA. • 760.734.4311

lyle e davis and evelyn l. madison Publisher/Editor and Associate Publisher respectively express our deepest pride and appreciation for all of our veterans!

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