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Volume 48 - No. 49

By lyle e davis

Each year, thousands of patients throughout our nation await a donor for a heart, a liver, a kidney, a lung . . .any number of organs necessary to sustain life . . .and to make living easier. They are all available. For a price. Sometimes a heavy price. Sometimes a bargain basement price. But are the bargains really bargains? Take a look and judge for yourself.

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commodity ready to be chopped up and exposed to the forces of supply and demand. You and I may see our own body as an inviolate temple; but, wait . . .if we suddently find we need a spare part . . . are we a bit more open to a business transaction? The statistics suggest that most of us are. In the US and like-minded countries, it’s illegal to sell body parts—they can be taken only from those who filled out a donor card before they died or who are willing to give up an

organ out of sheer benevolence. This means there isn’t enough tissue to go around. So, as with any outlawed or heavily regulated resource, a bustling underground trade has formed.

Sometimes the market in body parts is exploitive: Desperate people are paid tiny sums for huge donations. Other times it is ghoulish: Pieces are stolen from the recently dead. And ever so often, the resource grab is lethal—people are simply killed for their organs. This report will take a look at what

body parts cost here . . . and around the world. In addition to the parts themselves, we’ll look at the surgical costs.

There is a large market for transplant organs in the United States but most of the operations are done abroad. Scott G. Carney, who did an extensive amount of research and wrote of this phenomenon in Wired Magazine, points out: “Americans fly all over the world for kidney transplants, egg donations, surrogacy, adoptions and questionably legal

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surgeries. Hospitals in America generally do not perform the operations themselves; instead it’s usually American brokers who connect patients with foreign surgeons and hospitals. Either way it’s still huge business. And once the article came out I immediately started getting e-mails from US patients on the kidney transplant lists asking me to put them in touch with hospitals and brokers who could arrange transplants for them on the cheap.” In discussions about his upcoming book ‘The Red Market”(release date May 31st), Carney goes on to say:

“Red Markets are not simply a fact of life in the world, or a simple expression of supply and demand. Rather they exist because of lack of transparency in the legal supply chains for human tissue. There are very few cases where anyone will ever know who donated blood that saved their life in surgery, or what specific person gave up a kidney after their car accident. The identities of donors are screened behind a wall of patient confidentiality. While there are legitimate reasons to keep these things anonymous, that very lack of transparency provides great cover for an organ criminal to ply their trade.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Christmas Tree Lights Request to my Neighbors

Those of you who are placing Christmas lights/decorations in your yards, would you please avoid anything that has Red or Blue flashing lights together?

Every time I come around the corner, I think it's the police and I have a panic attack. I have to brake hard, toss my wine out the window, eat the joint, fasten my seat belt, throw my phone on the floor, and push the gun under the seat. All while trying to drive.

It's just too much drama, even for Christmas. Thank you for your cooperation. 1.

Husbands and wives

AVOCADOS

This is something that I go into much more detail in in my book–particularly the way that the crooked history of the blood business has shaped all modern red markets.

I’ve found many cases where those two things together provide cover for criminals and unethical doctors to cut corners and exploit their patients. In rebuttal to Mr. Carney’s claims in his book, George Taniwaki, a software program manager in Bellevue, Washington, says: “(Carney’s comments) leave the impression that these gruesome activities are commonly practiced in the U.S. They are not. Organ trafficking is outlawed in the U.S. by the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984. No hospital or surgeon in the U.S. would dare violate the law and lose its accreditation or go to jail (despite what you see on TV night-time soap operas). Outside the U.S., transplants that are suspected to exploit the donor are prohibited at any hospital that abides by the Declaration of Istanbul which denounces transplant tourism. The story is followed by six pages listing the price of various types of transplant surgery in the U.S. Unfortunately, the data is illustrated using price tags. Thus, the reader may assume the price is for the

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6. A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had avocados."

If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again! Men will get it the first time. 2. WATER IN THE CARBURETOR

WIFE: "There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor." HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous " WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor." HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car? WIFE: "In the pool".

3. STATISTIC - THIS IS A FRIGHTENING STATISTIC , PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST WORRISOME IN RECENT YEARS. 25% of the women in this country are on medication for mental illness. That's scary. It means 75% are running around untreated. 4. HE MUST PAY Husband and wife had a tiff. Wife

organ only. Further, they may get the impression that there is an active black market for organs in the U.S. There is not.

By mixing practices in India with the U.S. and making it appear that organs are sold in the U.S., this (article) may deter rich Americans from donating their organs. This is the exact opposite of what needs to happen for the global organ shortage to be mitigated.

The reality is that there are over 87,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney here in the US. Even with deceased donors, those who have marked on their license as an organ donor, the numbers simply are not enough to keep up with the demand for the number of people waiting for a kidney. The average wait is 5 years plus!

sell for what the market will bear, instead of an arbitrary price tag.

Sales to US customers for live organs are low in India, most international sales there are inter-south Asia. Or from the vast Indian diaspora. Worldwide, however, many Americans travel abroad to pay for organ transplants. There are also multiple US insurance companies that will pay for operations abroad.” It doesn’t serve anyone’s interest to allow unethical organ harvesting.

The only way that we can reduce this list is for there to be more living donors, who can participate in kidney pairings, and altruistic donors who again, can be the dominio of a large or small pairing.

In 2007 China issued regulations banning the commercial trading of organs and the Chinese Medical Association agreed that the organs of prisoners should not be used for transplantation except for members of the immediate family of the deceased. Despite these, initiatives reported in August 2009 that approximately 65 of transplanted organs still came from death row prisoners.”

“While the rates that I used in this story are based on real transactions and the best available data, the actual price varies quite widely. Like most other commodities, organs tend to

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Scott Carney responds to critics:

called up her mom and said, "He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you." Mom said, "No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you. 5. TODAY'S SHORT READING FROM THE BIBLE From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then he made the earth round and He laughed and laughed and laughed. Neighbor’s Cat

This morning I saw my neighbor talking to her cat.

While it is convenient to point our fingers at India, China, and many other countries outside our immediate sphere of influence, our hands are not particularly clean when it comes to illeThe conversation begins:

ME: Where are my beautiful girls? Has daddy told you how beautiful you are? How clever you are? Oh, your daddy has missed you so much! I haven't seen you in almost two hours! You two are the most beautiful girls in the whole wide world! Yes, you are! Daddy loves! Yes, I do!

You want daddy to rub your tummy? (At that question they eagerly roll over on their back, exposing their tummies so Daddy may more easily rub them. They seem very, very relaxed.) OK, that's enough. Should Daddy let you out in the backyard to play?

Talking to Dogs

(At this question they again wag their tails and run in circles, then head for the kitchen and the sliding glass door that leads to the fenced backyard. I open the door and let them run outside to play and to do their business).

I do. We have hearty conversations almost every time I see them.

ME Want me to rub your tummy?

I told my dog about it.

We laughed and laughed.

Do you talk to your dogs?

They love their daddy. They jump and wag their tails, and run in circles, anxious for me to take my place, on the floor, with my back to the couch. They then take their assigned places like well schooled students, Trixie at my left thigh, Cindy at my right thigh.

EVELYN: Harumph! Why don't you talk to me like that? EVELYN: NO!

ME: That's why.

Things You Would Never Know Without the Movies

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Social Butterfly

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range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community.

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

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Dear Friends: Remember, a press release is needed from you rather than a flyer about your events. Also, if you send something on a Sunday or Monday, it will be too late for that week, and will not be in that week’s issue. Thank you! Meetings/Events Calendar

Holiday in Hawaii Luncheon on Friday, December 7th - The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “Holiday in Hawaii Luncheon” on Friday, December 7th, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Join us at 11:00am for entertainment by the Sunset Strummers Ukulele Group. Lunch is Hawaiian pork roast, brown rice, spinach salad, and baked apple. Alternate menu is split pea soup, cottage cheese and vegetables, crackers, and baked apple. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $4 for those 60 and older, and an $8 charge for those younger than 60. Reserve by 1:00pm one day prior at (760) 643-5288. The Center is a one-stop hub of services that

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gally harvesting body parts.

For example, Parker, Weichman, Alonso, LLP, a nationwide law firm, offered a legal commentary that pointed out . . . “While the scandal has been developing for several years, a logical starting point for a discussion of the problem is March 2004 when UCLA’s Director of the Willed Body Program, Henry Reid, was arrested and a criminal investigation launched into the activities of others at the University of California for the illegal sale of body parts.

That series of events focused attention on the fact that one cadaver could be dismembered and sold in parts for over $200,000 to the pharmaceutical and medical industries. It became shockingly clear that illegal “chop shops” were not confined to the stolen automobile trade. There was, in fact, an underground network of body part traders who utilized university medical centers as “fronts” for their ghoulish business.

Advances in surgery and other medical techniques also fueled an underground trade in transplantable tissues and organs that quickly became a multi-billion dollar a year business.

Free 2nd Saturdays Art Lesson at CCAE Art Studio – Create watercolor holiday cards for the Season at the free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, December 8th, from 10am-11am or 11:15am12:15pm, in Studio 2 in the Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE). Using different watercolor techniques such as splattering and blowing, your painted and embellished cards made with love will surely spread cheer to those who receive them. This is a free event with limited capacity, so early arrival is recommended. For more information, visit http://artcenter.org/event/2ndsaturdayholidaycards/. Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences is a uniquely creative collaboration between Escondido arts organizations. For more information, visit https://visitescondido.com/2ndsaturday/. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including all performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.

Escondido Public Library December Events – 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Byron Chow Trio on Saturday, December 8, 3:00–4:30pm; Turrentine Room • All Ages. The Byron Chow Trio, a three-piece classical ensemble, will play well-loved compositions and holiday themed selections. On Saturday, December 15, from 10:30am-12:30pm, in the Turrentine Room, adults are invited to join in this holiday season for a crafty gettogether and sing-along. Decorate an ornament or holiday tote bag while you singalong to seasonal tunes. Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies as you craft. Supplies and treats are limited to first come, first served. And now through December 31st, pay off Library Fines with canned food. The Library is getting into the giving spirit with its annual Food for Fines program.

Among the unspeakable horrors linked to this trafficking was the kidnapping of homeless children (for their transplantable tissues and organs) along the border between the U.S. and Mexico and the forced removal of organs from prisoners in third-world countries for sale in the U.S.

The probe of the UCLA Medical Center went back as far as 1998. Also arrested in March 2004 was Ernest Nelson, a body parts dealer who claimed to have paid Reid over $700,000 for permission to enter the UCLA body freezer and literally chop up some 800 cadavers and harvest their parts.

The cadavers stored at the university were supposed to be used exclusively by medical students for study. Nelson provided documentation to authorities that allegedly proved high level UCLA administrators had knowledge of and approved the secret sale of the body parts. Reid, employees under his supervision, and others at the UCLA Medical Center appeared to have avoided detection by keeping some of the donated cadavers “off the books” and by possibly accepting cadavers that were never recorded. At that time, there had been numerous reports of homeless

This offers patrons the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from Library accounts by donating non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged food. Each food item counts as $1 towards reducing fines. The food is donated to Escondido’s Interfaith Community Services and distributed to local needy families. All donations must be given at the Customer Service Desk. Keep an eye out for the tracker in the lobby which will show the amount of food donated throughout the program. Last year we donated 1,690 pounds of food – let’s make it to 2,000 pounds this year. For more information, call 760.839.4684.

EAP Municipal Gallery Upcoming Events - The Summation 2017/2018 Anthology poetry reading will be held December 8th, 1-3pm, and in case you are unable to attend, a second celebratory reading will be on December 20th, 6-8pm. Summation Anthology books will be available for purchase. Opening receptions during Second Saturday Artwalk on December 8th, 5:30-8:00pm. Summation 2018 Exhibition, December 7, 2018 – January 5th, 2019. Upcoming Art Receiving - Wood X, Image Submission Deadline; December 11th, Midnight. Poet’s INC (Inland North County) and the EAP host a monthly Literary Series the first Sunday of each month. As always, an open mic follows in the second hour (beginning at 2pm) after a short break, with light refreshments provided. Workshops – A gift certificate for 4th Saturday workshops would make a great gift. Free 4th Saturday Workshop December 22, 11:30am-1:30pm, Celebrate the Winter Solstice with the Municipal Gallery “Artist Trading Card Jam” – Make and take, or make and swap, the EAP will provide plenty of free supplies including pre-cut Strathmore cards. This 4th Saturday workshop is a great way to meet other artists, make cards, share your creations, relax from the winter holiday hubbub and maybe even build a unique art collection. No materials fee, no workshop fee. Just come, it’s free. RSVP to the Gallery, 760.480.4101 or email mail@escondidoarts.org, 262 E. Grand

persons vanishing from the downtown Los Angeles “Skid Row” area located close to UCLA. There had been unexplained disappearances of UCLA students as well. One of those students was 18-year-old freshman, Michael Negrete, who vanished from his dormitory on December 10, 1999, and has never been found.

The pharmaceutical and medical industries pay very well for a host of body parts including skin, scalps, fingernails, tendons, heart valves, skulls and bones, which then find there way into research, manufacturing of drugs, and replacement surgery. Medical device and instrument manufacturers often use these harvested body parts in training seminars for doctors.

In 2004, Johnson & Johnson was named in court documents as having contracted with Nelson for certain human tissue samples. In addition to such scandals as the University of California Medical Center being used to “launder” cadaver parts, are numerous underground clinics that perform transplants involving illegally obtained organs. It is suspected that many of these organs are being taken

Avenue, Escondido, 92025. The 4th Saturday Workshop with Lisa Bebi will be on January 26, 11:30am-1:30pm; “Family History Redux: A paintover approach to your family narrative.” All is possible when you direct your stories by painting, marking and collaging on top of photocopy image(s) from your family album. Bring your own black and white photo-copied images. All other materials/tools will be provided. Lisa Bebi is a contemporary fine artist with extensive teaching experience in the U.S. and Europe. In her own paintings she draws inspiration from early American contemporary artists and pop culture. Her teaching style is engaging, well-paced and always fun. $35/EAP members and $40/non-members, plus $10 materials fee. RSVP to the Gallery, 760.480.4101 or email mail@escondidoarts.org. The EAP Municipal Gallery operates the Escondido Certified farmers’ Market, every Tuesday, 2:30pm to sunset. Shop local! EAP Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 92025; Gallery hours are Tuesday 11am-6pm; Thurs. to Sat. 11am-4pm. Call 760.480.4101 or email mail@escondidoarts.org.

Trip to Mission Inn, 26th Annual Festival of Lights, Tuesday, December 11th – The Culture Caravan from the Gloria McClellan Center still has a few seats available for “Mission Inn’s 26th Annual Festival of Lights” in Riverside. The hotel will be illuminated with 5 million dazzling lights, 200 animated characters, a Winter Wonderland theme, and much more. Explore and enjoy this historical place during the holidays. Tours and meals are on your own. The caravan departs the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, on Tuesday, December 11, at 9:00am and returns at 9:00pm. Cost is $30. To reserve, call 760.643.2828. The Center is a onestop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community.

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from children kidnapped along the U.S. border with Mexico and transplanted into wealthy American patients in underground clinics in Mexico and Texas.

The burgeoning trade in human organs was the focus of a 2003 film titled “Dirty Pretty Things.” The film starred Audrey Tautou and was directed by Stephen Frears. It provided a glimpse into the hidden world of illegal immigrants and the trafficking in human organs that exploits their desperation for profit.

One of the serious problems with this illegal trafficking is that it circumvents all screening and testing procedures set up and maintained to ensure recipients will not receive diseased or otherwise contaminated tissue or organs. With the possibility that dozens of unsuspecting patients could receive tissue or bone from a single diseased cadaver, the potential for a medical catastrophe cannot be minimized. All one needs to do is to consider the fact that, within the past few years, nine people have died as a result of receiving transplanted organs from only two donors infected with a rodent virus known as lympho-

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • December 6, 2018 San Marcos Vacancies

City officials are encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on the Parks & Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, San Marcos Community Foundation, Traffic Commission, Budget Review Committee and San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Oversight Commission. The deadline to apply for each of these openings is Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 pm. Appointments will be made after public interviews are conducted by the San Marcos City Council during its regularly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 pm. Candidates should be prepared to provide a brief presentation discussing their background and qualifications for the desired position.

Detailed eligibility requirements, application instructions and interview requirements are available online at www.san-marcos.net/commissions or by visiting 1 Civic Center Drive. Two regular positions are open on the Parks & Recreation Commission, which has the responsibility of advising the City Council on the creation, operation, maintenance and management the community’s recreation programs, and indoor and outdoor recreation, activities and facilities.

The Planning Commission has three regular and one alternate position open for individuals interested in evaluating and making decisions on a variety of

Man About Town

We have this 'almost tradition' on Wednesdays. There is this lovely little restaurant in San Marcos, Casa Angelo, that feaon Spaghetti tures Wednesdays at $2.75 a plate. Yes, $2.75 a plate!

It is located in the same shopping center where The Computer Factory is housed . . they act as our agent in San Marcos and customers drop off legal notices, press releases, etc. there. We routinely stop in and pick up our paperwork (and money) and try to do it on Wednesday so we can chow down on some great grub at tremendous prices.

land use matters for both long-range and short-range planning within the City of San Marcos. The commission conducts public hearings on significant planning, zoning and land subdivision matters such as specific plans, subdivision maps, conditional use permits and rezones while also handling any other matters as required by the municipal code.

Four regular positions are open on the San Marcos Community Foundation, which serves to enrich the quality of life for the community of San Marcos by serving as a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing grants to other nonprofit organizations that assist the City or its residents. The Traffic Commission has two regular and one alternate position available for residents looking to seek ways to improve traffic conditions, operations and safety, and the administration of enforcement of traffic regulations. The Budget Review Commission has one regular and one alternate position open for residents and/or business owners looking to review the City’s budget and make recommendations to the Finance Director and City Council.

Finally, three positions are open on the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Oversight Committee. This body was created for the purpose of monitoring the implementation of the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan as well as conducting a formal progress report on the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan.

They also make the best salad I've ever had. I normally order their large salad (love the dressing!) along with my $2.75 spaghetti meal. Usually, I ask Evelyn to call in the order ahead of time so I don't have to wait for 15 minutes while they prepare the meal. Yesterday I ordered 1 spaghetti dinner and one small salad for Evelyn, one spaghetti dinner and small salad, without onions, for Scott, one spaghetti dinner for Mary, and one spaghetti dinner and one large salad for The Daddy. (That's me).

I wasn't really hungry at the time so I delivered the meals and put mine in the refrigerator. So, for breakfast this morning . . . guess what?! Yes! Spaghetti! (I ate the large salad yesterday afternoon).

On other days Evelyn and I will treat ourselves and go to Fish House Vera Cruz. Upscale, a bit pricey, but the food is out of this world. We normally order the Atlantic Cod, steamed and glazed carrots, and their delicious mashed taters - with onions or something in them that makes

For more information about applying for a vacancy, contact the San Marcos City Clerk at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145 or cityclerk@san-marcos.net.

For more information about the City’s commissions, visit www.sanmarcos.net/your-government/commissions-boards-committees. New Data: California College Students Facing Mounting Affordability Crisis

Young Invincibles and Lumina Foundation released a new series of fact sheets highlighting the financial challenges facing California college students as they struggle to afford a college education. Out of the 2.7 million college students in California, 540,000 students experience housing insecurity - and only 4% of California institutions are affordable.

Only 18% of California institutions are affordable for student parents

Only 37% of California institutions are affordable for returning students Only 21% of California institutions are affordable for student workers

The fact sheets also identify the universities which are the most - and least affordable for California students. For instance:

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them extra special. A glass of Chardonnay would go nicely but I never drink at lunch (would probably fall asleep within a half hour) and seldom drink at night as I don't like to drink and drive, even with only one glass of wine. One perk of owning a newspaper is you are out in the field a lot . . . so you tend to visit restaurants. A lot. You get to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. I pretty much know the better restaurants in various cuisines, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Sea Foods, Good Ol' American Home Style . . . unfortunately, that doesn't do a whole lot for the waist line (though I have managed to lose 8 lbs. without trying all that hard). Scribbling . . .

Being a scribbler, people sometimes ask me . . . "how do you find all these things to write about?"

Answer: "There's so many things to write about you never run out of material. You just have to open your mind, read a lot, listen a lot, think a lot. And, lo! The idea for a story

Letters to the Editor The Elusive Jesus

Wonderful story on Jesus.

Yes, Friedrich Gomez did a wonderful job but I wish to direct this to you Mr. Davis for creating a forum for stories such as this one to even be published. I am not sure how important these letters to the editor are but you are founder and publisher of The Paper and also a brilliant writer in your own right.

For what my comments are worth, we are very fortunate and proud to have an entrepreneur such as yourself to bring such stories to the general public. I don't know how

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begins to blossom . . . and it really doesn't take very long."

Other times, inspiration hits you and words seem to form. An idea begins to take shape, first in sentences, then paragraphs, pretty soon, you have the makings of a story.

Sometimes the end result is dramatic, comedic, or philosophical. Sometimes just plain silly.

For example, fifties songwriting legends Leiber and Stoller must have said “That’s a hit single”, when the idea for “Poison Ivy” came to mind, the deal unquestionably sealed when the lines “You’re gonna need an ocean – bump ba bump ba bump – of calamine lotion” popped into their heads. Followed by those beautifully romantic phrases . . . "Measles make you bumpy And mumps'll make you lumpy"

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cytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).

Currently, a scandal with nationwide implications is unfolding in New York City. In Brooklyn, alone, some 1,000 corpses are part of the District Attorney’s investigations into the theft and sale of bones and other body parts removed from fresh corpses at several funeral homes, without permission, and sold to BioMedical Tissue Services, a Fort Lee, N.J., tissue recovery company run by Michael Mastromarino.

Bones and body parts were replaced with everything from broomsticks and pipes to plumbing supplies. It is even being alleged that body parts from British actor and host of Masterpiece Theatre, Allistaire Cooke ,were stolen and sold to BioMedical. These illegally removed body parts include bones for orthopedic procedures and dental implants, tendons and ligaments for those with tears or other damage, and skin for burn victims and cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, the tissue and bones were harvested without regard to the cause of death and without proper screening

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or who raised you as a child but your parents did a beautiful job. This elderly woman wishes to thank you for making this world of ours a much more palatable place to live. My days are numbered, but I wish to convey my deep heartfelt gratitude for the legacy you have created through your weekly magazine The Paper. I hope my words mean something to you. At my age seldom do people pay much heed to my words or thoughts. Thank you Mr. Lyle E. Davis and much love to you and Friedrich whom you regard as a son. You must be very proud of him. He seems to love you very much. /s/Mrs. Arlene Anne Tibbets of Escondido with extended family in Vista, San Marcos. More on Jesus

To the editor of The Paper, Lyle E. Davis.

Just read your latest cover story on the Elusive Jesus. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant beyond words! The best cover story I've ever read. This is the reason we are fans of your publication. By far the most remarkable masterpiece on this subject! Nothing before or since has matched the power and majesty of this cover story! We are totally and speechlessly impressed beyond

for diseases and other contamination.

As a result, Lifecell Inc. announced a voluntary recall of three products made from body parts acquired from BioMedical Tissue Services. They are AlloDerm, used for plastic surgery, burn and periodontal procedures; Repliform used for gynecological and urological surgical procedures; and GraftJacket, used for orthopedic applications and lower extremity wounds. In addition, many medical facilities and hospitals have been forced to notify patients of the possibility that they may have contracted any one or more of a number of serious and even life-threatening diseases from the bone or tissue grafts they received.

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, for example, telephoned and sent letters to 42 former patients advising them that they may have been exposed to potentially contaminated body parts. The letters state the hospital had indirectly received human bone, skin and tendons from BioMedical Tissue Services which may not have properly screened them for infectious diseases. Health officials are concerned that tens of thousands of peowords!

From the entire Depew Family, North San Diego County. More on Jesus

Your "Jesus the Rebel" story was original, freshly insightful, and riveting! I could not put The Paper down. I could not stop reading it. It left me wanting more. Am sending copies to friends and relatives. From the Patrick Flannigan clan, Escondido.

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ple across the country, and possibly more on Long Island, may have been exposed by untested parts from BioMedical.

BioMedical is already being sued by two New York families who claim a relative’s body parts were stolen from the grave and sold to the New Jersey company. Hundreds are already being tested for various diseases. Many of the body parts used on Long Island were purchased from BioMedical by a Florida tissue bank responsible for testing and sterilizing every body part it buys. In an interview with Tucker Carlson , then on MSNBC, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht discussed how something this ghoulish can happen in America.

He stated that when bodies were sent to certain Brooklyn funeral homes for the necessary embalming, consent forms were forged giving permission to remove “various bones, tendons, ligaments, heart valves, teeth and so on. Not major organs like heart and lungs and kidneys, because that just could not work.” According to Wecht this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. “I’ve been involved in some cases over the Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

-It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.

-A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty. -If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

-Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization

-It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors. -When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

-No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock. -Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

-When they are alone, all foreigners

years…they were doing this with eyes. A funeral director tied in with an autopsy technician in a large hospital, and they were taking out people’s eyes and selling them to foreign countries.” Dr. Wecht noted that in forging the necessary documents, ages and causes of death were changed. “They eliminated things like cancer and put in heart disease.”

In October, the Food and Drug Administration directed the recall of all tissue harvested by BioMedical. It also urged that recipients of tissue that originated with BioMedical be tested for communicable diseases.

Additional litigation has been commenced in the form of a class-action on behalf of the estates of the 1,000-plus victims. “The tissue and organs that have been removed from our beloved brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, good friends, have gone to other people who are now having these diseased parts in them,” said Dainis Zeltins, whose brother’s body parts were stolen.

Mastromarino’s lawyer maintains that his client believed the tissue and bone pieces were sterilized by his distributors,

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prefer to speak English to each other. If they're villains, they will probably speak with an English accent. -You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

-Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside. -An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child. -Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on. Divorce in Italy

A man and his wife were getting a divorce at a local court in Italy, but the custody of their children posed a problem. The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them. The man also wanted custody of his children, so the judge asked for his side of the story. After a long moment of silence, the

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Regeneration Technologies Inc. and Tutogen Medical. Mastromarino says “if they weren’t (sterilized), then that was the fault of the distributors who were sterilizing the tissue and cleaning it.” Then came the announcement that five additional families in the Rochester (New York) area have joined the federal lawsuit that accuses BioMedical of unlawfully harvesting body parts without consent.

The expanded lawsuit also alleges three more funeral homes aided the scheme by providing access to bodies and failing to obtain proper consent.

Since more and more people are coming forward in response to the initial suit being filed on March 7, the attorney representing the plaintiffs have asked that the lawsuit be designated a class action, allowing it to move forward on behalf of multiple plaintiffs with similar allegations. A Brooklyn grand jury has already indicted Mastromarino, his partner, Joseph Nicelli, and two other men. Mastromarino ran BioMedical, Nicelli operated funeral homes, and the other men, Lee Crucetta and Chris Aldorasi, are alleged to have been the ones who cut up the bodies and replaced missing bones with creative carpentry and plumbing work.

Finally, as reported in nypress.com, there is an interesting angle to the story in terms of who was not named in the indictment; NYPD Detective Joseph Tully, Mastromarino’s business partner and operator of two funeral homes. Tully was also employed as a security guard at the Bronx County Medical Examiner’s office. Although Tully appeared to be closely linked to the case, was named in the first two lawsuits, and was even the subject of an internal police department investigation, he has now mysteriously vanished from the matter. No public statement has been issued by the NYPD, Tully, or anyone else as to whether he was cleared of any culpability or still has some involvement.

Based upon the revelations so far in this case and the problem of illegal harvesting of body parts, tissue, and bones in general, there promises to be years of criminal prosecutions, civil lawsuits, and revelations that would make Dr. Frankenstein proud. April 8, 2006

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a UC

Berkeley Professor of Medical Anthropology, founder of Organ Watch, author of scholarly books and articles on the subject, and "unflinchingly honest in (citing) the Israeli connection." "Israel is at the top," she states. "It has tentacles reaching out worldwide. (It has) a pyramid system at work that's awesome....they have brokers everywhere, bank accounts everywhere; they've got recruiters, they've got translators, they've got travel agents who set up the visas."

They pay "the poor and the hungry to slowly dismantle their bodies" or simply take what they want from fresh corpses. Body parts are commodities, to be harvested and sold to the rich, even though organ sales are prohibited in most countries, but not in international law. She went on to say: “the Israeli Ministry of Defense is involved in a practice by which "bodies are broken, dismembered, fragmented, transported, processed, and sold in the interests of a more socially advantaged population....," Israel engaging in more of this globally than any other nation.

Its medical teams apparently are doing it in Haiti, exploiting fresh corpses and the living. The Manar TV cited You Tube said "there are people operating in Haiti who do not have a conscience and are members of the search and rescue teams, including the Israeli occupation forces," far from home harvesting Haitian organs, and the pickings are plentiful.

So what is one to do if one needs a spare body part? A heart, a lung, a kidney? When supposedly distinguished schools such as UCLA have been complicit in illegal body part harvesting and selling? When major surgeons with supposedly distinguished credentials do not properly vet the source of their tissues, bones, and organs? What can be done? The chance is slim that a loved one's body or body parts will be stolen for personal profit after he or she dies, but the following are some suggested tips to help prevent theft:

• Witness the cremation. If the loved one is to be cremated, more crematoriums today have set up viewing rooms where family members can watch the body be put into the cremation furnace. • When a loved one dies, family members may agree to donate some or all of the body for research or transplant. The

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The Grape State of California

Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee, met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The bi-partisan committees heard from local vintners, the San Diego County Vintners Association, the Wine Institute, the Association of African-American Vintners and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. Discussions ranged from complex interstate commerce issues, legal matters, regulations and enforcement, to tariffs, the impacts of Brexit and the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Since many committee members hail from wine growing regions in Northern California, I was very happy to help represent the interests of our local wine industry. After all, wine is a big deal down here in San Diego and SW Riverside.

Take Temecula for instance. Temecula’s first commercial vineyard was planted in 1968. Temecula Valley’s 40-plus licensed wineries produce more than 500,000 cases annually, on vineyards covering over 2,400 acres. Due to its unique geography, cool, moderate and

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man rose from his chair and replied "Your Honor, when I put a coin into a vending machine, and a Coke comes out does the Coke belong to me or to the machine?" Don’t Laugh, He Won!

Saying Grace

A visiting Priest was attending a Men's breakfast in an Ohio farm county. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say Grace that morning.

After all were seated the older farmer began....."Lord, I hate buttermilk." The Priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. The farmer loudly proclaimed, "Lord, I hate lard". Now the Priest was overly worried. However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on,"And, Lord you know how much I hate raw, white flour".

Just as the Priest was about to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, "But Lord, when you mix 'em all together and bake 'em up…I do love fresh biscuits". So Lord, when things come up that

warm-climate varieties thrive in the Temecula Valley, including Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Grenache. Overall, Riverside County vineyards produced 1,746 tons of wine grapes in 2016, with an annual regional economic impact of $78 million.

San Diego County has a well-established history in the wine industry. The first vineyards in California were planted by the Friars at Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769. In 2017, 1,210 acres were harvested by the County’s 115 wineries, producing 2,783 tons of grapes. Leading local varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Grenache. Our local wine industry generated a $50 million regional economic impact in 2017, up from just over $30 million in 2016.

With 90% of the nation’s wine exports originating in California, we must do all we can to make sure our region’s vineyards continue to thrive. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

we don't like, when life gets hard, when we just don't understand what you are sayin' to us, we just need to relax and wait 'till You are done mixin', and probably it will be somethin' even better than biscuits." Amen. Checking Account

Jim's beautiful, blonde wife was having trouble mastering the fine points of balancing the checking account.

"The bank returned the check you wrote to the department store," he said. "Good," she replied. "Now I can use it to buy something else." Truisms

-If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they'd eventually find me attractive. -I find it ironic that the colours red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.

-Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water. -I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will say, "Your pass-

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word is incorrect."

-Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. -I'm great at multi-tasking--I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once. -If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

-Never tell your problems to anyone, because 20 percent don't care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.

-Doesn't expecting the unexpected mean that the unexpected is actually expected? -Take my advice — I'm not using it. -My wife and I were happy for twenty years; then we met.

-I hate it when people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious. -Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were. -Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer. -I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago and so far all it's been doing is gathering dust.

-Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool.

-I'll bet you $4,567 you can't guess how much I owe my bookie. -Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

-If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants. -A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

-Ever stop to think and forget to start again? -When I married Ms. Right, I had no idea her first name was Always.

-My wife got 8 out 10 on her driver's test--the other two guys managed to jump out of her way. -There may be no excuse for laziness, but I'm still looking.

-Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking. -Give me ambiguity or give me something else. -He who laughs last thinks slowest.

-Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly? -Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-ityourself type.

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

-I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.

-Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

-The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don't have to mow it. -I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me. -I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it. -If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

- Tomatoes are technically a fruit: is ketchup a smoothie?

-Money is the root of all wealth. •••• I was just wondering . . . if a Jewish guy joins a monastery, is he then known as a schmunk? •••• I'm not sure, but I think my digital alarm clock is on its way to alarm clock heaven. I just glanced at it and it said it was 7:88AM. •••• Does anyone else besides me get these irritating emails from pharmaceutical houses with 'lowest priced meds" being offered? Personally, I don't think I need larger breasts. •••• Bass Boat..... A good old LSU Graduate won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says,

"What you gonna do with that. There ain't no water deep enough to float a boat within 100 miles of here.." He says, "I won it and I'm a-gonna keep it."

His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is.

She says, "He's out there in his bass boat", pointing to the field behind the house.

The brother heads out behind the house and sees his brother in the middle of a big field sitting in a bass boat with a fishing rod in his hand. He yells out to him, "What are you doin'?"

His brother replies, "I'm fishin'. What does it look like I'm a doin'?"

His brother yells, "It's people like you that give people from Louisiana a bad name, makin' everybody think we're stupid. If I could swim, I'd come out there and whip your butt!"

The Lone Eagle: Hero or Spy

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, became the most famous man around the world when in 1927, he flew solo across the Atlantic from New York to Paris, France.

Nicknamed “Lucky Lindy,” “The Lone Eagle,” and “Slim,” he was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. And, maybe even a spy.

At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize: making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Paris, France. Lindbergh covered the 33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile flight alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, which was built in San Diego. This was not the first flight between North America and Europe, but he did achieve the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and the European mainland. Lindbergh was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and he received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for the feat. Lindbergh's achievement spurred interest in both commercial aviation and air mail, and he devoted much time and effort to promoting such activity. But his historic flight and celebrity status also led to tragedy. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what American media called the "Crime of the Century" and was described by H. L. Mencken as "the biggest story since the Resurrection.” The case prompted the United States Congress to establish kidnapping as a federal crime once the kidnapper had crossed state lines with their victim. By late 1935, the hysteria surrounding the case had driven the Lindbergh family into voluntary exile in Europe, from which they returned in 1939. Before the United States formally entered World War II, some people accused Lindbergh of being a fascist sympathizer. An advocate of non-interventionism he supported the antiwar America First Committee, which opposed American aid to Britain in its war against Germany, and resigned his commission in the United States Army Air Forces in 1941 after

President Franklin Roosevelt publicly rebuked him for his views. Nevertheless, he publicly supported the U.S. war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and flew fifty combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant, though Roosevelt refused to reinstate his Air Corps colonel's commission. In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and environmentalist.

Lindbergh and his wife, the former Anne Morrow, were the parents of six children. He fathered seven more children as a result of several covert adulterous affairs with three German women (two from Bavaria, one from East Prussia) beginning in 1957 when he was 55 years old. In 2003, (29 years after Lindbergh's death and two years after his wife died) one of those children, Astrid Hesshaimer, revealed the story of Lindbergh's affairs to the world. A number of years later, a rather obscure news report indicated Lindbergh had been an undercover spy for the U.S., when he was invited to inspect Hitler’s Luftwaffe in the late ‘30s. His anti-war support for the America First Committee reportedly was a ruse to hide his true mission when he visited Nazi Germany.

In the 1930s, Lindbergh's anti-communism stance resonated deeply with many Americans. Although Lindbergh considered Hitler a fanatic and avowed a belief in American democracy, he clearly stated elsewhere that he believed the survival of the white race was more important than the survival of democracy in Europe: "Our bond with Europe is one of race and not of political ideology," he declared. Lindbergh developed a long-term friendship with the automobile pioneer Henry Ford, who was well known for his anti-Semitic newspaper The Dearborn Independent.

To this day, Lindbergh remains an enigma. What was he really up to leading up to World War II? Was he, or wasn’t he a spy for the U.S. Army Air Corps, or was he just a voice against the growing war clouds in Europe and Asia – or, maybe both. Lindbergh died Aug. 26, 1974. He is buried near the small village of Hana on the island of Maui in Hawaii. The real truth went with him to his grave.

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family should ask for and keep a copy of the consent form that was signed. It should include information on what the family agreed to donate. • Research the funeral home that is chosen, who the owner may be, what his or her affiliations are. While the request may be legitimate, family members should be cautious if a funeral operator also approaches to ask about donating the body. Source: Annie Cheney, Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains.

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Single Travel Club Meeting Tuesday, December 11 – The Single Travelers Club group will meet from 3:45pm to 5pm, on Tuesday, December 11, at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. Because of the canceled November meeting due to illness, the discussion will again be “Jackie’s trip to Japan.” Please call Jackie at 760.438.1472 to RSVP.

COGG Meeting on Tuesday, December 11th – On Tuesday, December 11th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, the Conservative Order of Good Government (COGG) will hold their luncheon meeting at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Country Club Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128. Dr. Bryan Stamper, our speaker for this event is the Senior Pastor of the Rancho Bernardo Community Church. He will address the decline or rise of American Spirituality in the 21st century. There will also be entertainment by members of the RB Chorale, one of the premier local music groups. Please come and celebrate the final meeting of 2018 and the season. Cost is $28/person. Contact info: Blair Lawson, blawson@san.rr.com or 858.217.6996. The address is Conservative Order for Good Government, P.O. Box 27211, San Diego, 92198, or visit the website at http://coggrb.com.

Woman’s Club of Vista December Meeting Announced - The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC will meet December 12 at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista at 10:30am for a luncheon and musical entertainment by the Gin and Tonix Quartet presentation. Cost is $18 and all are welcome. The club supports many non-profits and awards scholarships each year. For information and reservations, call 919.847.2786 or kdkyan@gmail.com. For additional information about the club, visit www.womansclubofvista.org.

Center to Hold Holiday Buffet, Thursday, December 13th - The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “Holiday Buffet” on Thursday, December 13, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Join us at 11:00am for the Toe Tappers Holiday Show. Lunch is roast turkey with gravy, roast beef with gravy, cornbread dressing, mixed vegetables, roll, and a holiday fruit cup. Lunch is served at noon. Suggested donation is $4 for those 60 and older, and an $8 charge for those younger than 60. Reserve by 1:00pm no later than December 12 at (760) 643-5288. The Center is a onestop hub of services that range from lunch, travel/trips, transportation, exercise, classes, clubs, and various other activities for Vista’s older adult community. Contemporary Women Asking for Toy Donations for Military Families by December 10th - Members of the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) are preparing for the upcoming “Santa Fly-In” in support of the club’s adopted Marine Squadron, HMLA #369.

Pictured l-r: Jean Smithers and Gina Tashjian (Project Chairmen) Members will be sewing little snap bags and collecting toys to be given to the children of the club’s adopted Marines. If you would like to donate toys or make a cash donation (checks payable to CWONC), please drop items off at the San Marcos

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Contemporary Women Support San Diego Food Bank Holiday Food Drive Liz Sheahan, VP of Development for San Diego Food Bank was the guest speaker at the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) November business meeting. Ms. Sheahan offered suggestions on how we can get involved in the Food Bank’s 2018 Holiday Food Drive. • Donate securely online at SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Give. Every $1 donated provides 5 meals to those in need. • Visit your local Albertsons and Vons supermarkets, and donate to the Food Bank at the checkout stand. • Host a food drive at your school, business, civic group, or faith-based organization. • Volunteer at the Food Bank’s facilities in Miramar or San Marcos. Visit www.cwonc.org.

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Holiday Partnership with New Village Arts – Thank you New Village Arts for selecting North County Lifeline as your Community Partner for “Miss Bennet!” North County Lifeline is proud to partner with you for the holiday production of “Miss Bennet.” Please support local theater right here in North County by planning a visit to see this production which runs through December 23rd and tickets can be purchased online. James Hebert of The San Diego Union-Tribune says “Miss Bennet” is “eminently appealing and wellacted … directed with wit and zip” by Kristianne Kurner. Don’t miss this “worthy holiday celebration,” now playing only a New Village Arts. Tickets are available at www.newvillagearts.org. During the holidays and year round, North county Lifeline relies on community support to help youth, families and adults achieve self-reliance. They can only do that through strong community partnerships and collaboration. They must work togeth-

er. They thank you for your support. North County Lifeline’s address is 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, CA 92056.

Garden of Lights is Open at the S.D. Botanic Garden in Encinitas – The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Annual Gift to the San Diego community, the Garden of Lights, is open now and through December 30th, from 5pm-8:30pm. After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland – Southern California Style! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 – 8:30pm for a magical holiday experience. Bring the family and experience the magic as you wander down the illuminated paths of several spectacular Garden areas, including the iconic Lawn Garden, Tropical Rainforest, Waterfall Deck, Undersea Succulent Garden, Eucalyptus Grove, Seeds of Wonder (children’s area) and Bamboo Garden, containing the nation’s largest collection of bamboo. The Garden of Lights, from December 1–23 and 26–30th, is the Garden’s annual gift to the San Diego Community. Garden of Lights has events and activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Nightly entertainment, including local blues and jazz bands, as well as hot coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart, will be available. Numerous family-friendly activities are also part of the festivities including: Visits with Santa (Dec. 1-23); Hot Mulled Wine & Beer, every night; snow for sledding, every night; horse-drawn wagon rides, on selected evenings; food trucks, every night; live entertainment, every night; holiday crafts; spin art; marshmallow roasting, and a Nutcracker display. Unique plant-related gift items will be on sale in the Gift Shops for the plant lovers in your life. Cork purses, garden-themed jewelry, hats, aprons, candles, and garden art are available, as well as winter plants, ready to enhance your holiday garden. Come out and experience the holidays “Southern California Style” at the Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights. The Garden will be closed December 24th and 25th. On regular nights, cost is adult/non-member, $18; adult/member $10; seniors (60+) members and non-members, $10; active duty U.S. Military members and non-members, $10; Youth (3-17) members and non-members, $5.00. Premium nights: December 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26; adult/non-member, $25; adult/member, $15; seniors (60+) members and non-members, $10; active duty U.S. Military members and non-members, $10; Youth (3-17) members and nonmembers, $5.00. Coupons will not be accepted for Garden of Lights. Tickets are available at the Welcome Center at the Garden on the evening of visitation. There are no advance ticket sales at the Garden or on the website. The Garden of Lights is presented by the County of San Diego. Visit SDBGarden.org. The Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024.

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The Elusive Jesus Cont. from Page 4 Or another beautiful lyric . .

“Fee fee, fi fi, fo fo, fum, I smell smoke in the audi-torium.” Great lyrics such as this gave rise to "Charlie Brown . . . he's a clown." That's why I don't try to write music. I'm sometimes silly but not THAT silly.

I have written poetry . . . but seldom, if ever, share. Poetry is an accumulation of private thoughts of no importance to anyone but me. And sometimes, not even to me. I have awakened in the middle of the night with an idea for a story . . . gotten up, started researching the subject matter, found reference material, studied what had been already done in this particular area, assembled the data, then started to write . . and the words just flow. Writers get inspired . . . they write. It's really not all that hard.

Going back to "Poison Ivy," one has to wonder what the inspiration for that song was. It is said that "Poison Ivy" is not about a plant at all but about a young lady with a social disease. Makes sense to me . . . read and absorb the lyrics, and wonder if the young lady in question (theoretically) was an aquaintance of one or both of the authors, and, what torment these two songwriters must have physically gone through to give them the inspiration to find the words to form the lyrics to the song: "Poison Ivy" She comes on like a rose but everybody knows She'll get you in Dutch You can look but you better not touch Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison ivy-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin' Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound

She's pretty as a daisy but look out man she's crazy She'll really do you in If you let her under your skin Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison ivy-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin'

Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound

Measles make you bumpy And mumps'll make you lumpy And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch A common cold'll fool ya And whooping cough can cool ya But poison ivy, Lord'll make you itch!!

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion You'll be scratchin' like a hound The minute you start to mess around Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-yy-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin'

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Max’s previous owners say he’s good with other dogs, housetrained, and energetic He loves to cuddle and play in the yard. Max was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Max includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

Panda is a 4-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix looking for a home to call his own. This energetic guy would do best in a home with adults or older children, because he can get jumpy when he is excited. His ideal adopters would be willing to go the extra mile to teach him good house manners and provide him with consistent training and extra enrichment. He likes to be kept busy, so lots of walks and play time would make Panda a very happy pup! Meet playful Panda at our Escondido Campus today to see if he is the right match for your family. His adoption fee includes his neuter, permanent microchip identification, current vaccinations, 30 days worry free insurance from Trupanion Insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! Panda is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.

A Heartfelt Thank You from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – The global day of giving to celebrate and support the causes we care about most – November 27, 2018, was a great day, thanks to you. At the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we are always grateful for your support. We are even more thankful for your response and generosity on #Giving Tuesday. Your continued support really does save lives and help patients on a daily basis. On behalf of all Blood Cancer patients and their families, we sincerely thank you. Thank you, (signed by) Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., President and CEO of LLS.

30th Anniversary Celebration and Goal

– San Diego Habitat for Humanity is asking for your help to reach their 30th Anniversary goal of $300,000 by December 31st. We need your support more than ever to make local families’ dreams a reality. In celebration of San Diego Habitat’s 30th anniversary, our goal is to raise $300,000 by December 31st. We are including cash donations, the value of volunteer hours, and ReStore purchases and donations until the end of the year. Plus, our friends at Cox are matching all cash contributions up to $10,000 made at any of our ReStore locations until December 23rd. Help us celebrate by making a cash donation at your local ReStore to help build homes for the holidays, or join us by making a donation today to help us reach our goal. San Diego Habitat for Humanity, 8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, 92111. Call 619.283.4663; or visit the website at www.sandiegohabitat.org.

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The Pastor Says . . .

play-offs. So how do we respond when after practicing over and over, we don’t succeed? Most feel defeated, remorseful, rejected, and a failure. Can religion, faith, and God be helpful in such circumstances? I believe so. It depends on how one views success and the need for perfection.

Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) Max is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 61 pound, male, Shar Pei / Rhodesian Ridgeback mix

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Perfection – Almost

Recently I wrote an article for this paper entitled “Practice Makes Perfect”. With few exceptions, no one commented on it, possibly because for most people, it is impossible to achieve perfection, no matter how much one tries. However, it is possible to improve. People are trying to do that in just about every category of life. There is practice, practice in the sports world, TV cooking classes, musicals, and yes, even religion. They want to do it better and become perfect. Does this mean that those who have worked at something, and don’t reach the top are failures? One would think so when you lose in the play-offs. Just look at the faces of the losers, to say nothing of all those who have competed, lost, and never got to play in the

I share my own personal experience with you. I enjoy hunting elk, and every year try to prepare for the hunt with target practice. The need to feel confident with a gun, ammunition, and skill takes time and practice. The more the better. This year, especially, I practiced and practiced. On a trip to Wyoming for the hunt the opportunity, which isn’t often, came to shoot an elk. I missed. With all that practice I missed. How should I react? Perhaps more practice would have helped, or could I find comfort in just trying? And then, I could try again next year.

I did learn one thing, though, and that is, no matter how much one practices, there is comfort in just trying to do the best one can, even though you miss. It is always possible to miss and fail, but also rise to another day and challenge. For the elk, it was another day to live. With that I can be happy for that magnificent animal. It deserves the victory.


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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Winter/Sprin g edition of San Marcos 360 is here

The 2018 winter edition of the San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available online at www.sanmarcos.net/newsletter. Residents and businesses will receive the publication in their mailboxes this week.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings. Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

Featuring articles new businesses in town, holiday safety tips, how to keep it kind on our roads, and more, the For more information or to view the free magazine serves to connect publication online, visit www.sanresidents to their government. marcos.net/newsletter.

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series

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tionship with your pet, learn about various animal topics, adopt an animal or support community events that are giving back to San Diego Humane Society? Here are the San Diego Humane Society North County campuses events for December. Donation Drive & Adoption Event – Kahoots, 13414 Poway Road, Poway, Saturday, December 8th from 9am to 12noon. ASPCA and Assemblymember Brian Maienschein invite you to participate in their 5th Annual Donation Drive for Animals to support PAWS San Diego, a Humane Society program. Drop off donations at the Poway, Rancho Bernardo or Rancho Penasquitos Kahoots locations between December 8th and 14th. Wish list items include blankets, leashes, collars, cat/kitten food, dog/puppy food, cat litter and flea/tick medicine; for more info, email grassroots@aspca.org. Mobile Adoption Events at Muttropolis, 227 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, Sunday, December 9th from 11am-2pm and at PetCoach, 141 S.Las Posas Road, San Marcos, Saturday, December 29th from 11am-2pm. Join in for the 8th Annual Holiday Share the Love Pet Event. The event will include dog adoptions, free microchipping and holiday photos for all. Holiday Mutt Mixer – Humane Society Oceanside Campus, Airport Road, Friday, December 14, 6-8pm. $10 suggested donation per attendee. Have fun socializing with other dog lovers and their dogs while you practice teaching your dog how to be calm around exciting distractions like people, other dogs and food during the Mixer event. There also will be photos with Santa. Register at Oceanside campus. PAWS San Diego Food Distribution Events at various dates and locations throughout San Diego County. The PAWS Pantry provides supplemental bags of pet food for pick-up at all campus locations. Food is available for new and current clients who qualify based on income. The campuses are Escondido, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92027; Oceanside, 2905 San Luis Rey Road (dogs) and 572 Airport Road (cats, small animals), Oceanside, 92058; and San Diego, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 92110; Phone # is 619.299.7012.

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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Keeping Safe During the Holidays

Planning on going away for the holidays? Call the Sheriff’s Vista Senior Patrol for a vacation home check at 760. 940.4434. The Senior Patrol will drive by and check your home while you’re away. In addition, the Vista Fire Department is reminding residents to be careful if they are displaying Christmas trees. Even flameretardant trees are capable of burning explosively and spreading fire through a home quickly. The following tips will help keep everyone safe during the holidays.

Look for freshness with cut trees. • If buying an artificial tree, choose • a fire resistant one.

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

Spirit of Sharing, a local non-profit organization collects donations year round in person, by mail, and online, including automobile donations and other assets, to help active duty military families throughout Southern California each year during the holiday season.

Each year, they share the gifts of caring and giving with those that often are the

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• Cut two inches off the base of fresh trees and set the cut end into water immediately. Check the water in the tree stand often. • Keep the tree away from fireplaces, direct sunlight and sources of heat that may cause the tree to ignite. • Decorate trees safely with ULapproved miniature lights to prevent heat buildup. • Inspect used lights for frayed wires or signs of wear. Discard if damaged. • Turn off or unplug tree and exterior lights before leaving the house or going to bed.

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most deserving, yet the most in need of that assistance, help and support– our local military community.

Spirit of Sharing is aimed at helping provide a Christmas to those military families in Southern California who need some assistance in bringing the magic of the season into their lives. They accept drop off donations at their warehouse located at: 1361 Rocky Point Drive, Oceanside CA.


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When Microsoft released bad OS (operating systems) like Win 95, Win ME, Win Vista, Win8/8.1, and the Windows 10 upgrade, we warned our users that these products were problematic and that they would be wise to stay with an older OS until Microsoft fixed things. Folks that listened to us had few problems, those who listened to the “industry hype” typically came to regret it.

As we come to the end of 2018, Windows 7 and Windows 10 are in a virtual tie for worldwide market share, each having roughly 40%. Microsoft had hoped that Win 10 would quickly replace Win 7 and 8 but they ran into considerable resistance from business and home users. Win 10 offered no tangible benefits for most business or home users and Microsoft’s aggressive update schedule created the general impression that Win 10 was buggy, incomplete. The mandatory updates were more than just an annoyance, they cost time, money and lost data. In spite of these problems, your next “New” PC will probably have Windows 10. Microsoft has announced that there will be no new “Windows” OS, only updates and upgrades to

Gordon Eugene Strickler of Escondido, California, passed away on November 14, 2018. Gordon was 90 years old,

Born on June 17, 1928, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Noble and Gunhild Erickson Strickler. Gordon and his wife Patricia moved to Escondido, CA in 1972 from Elkhart, Indiana. Gordon owned and operated several businesses: Strickler Motors, Candlelight Crystal, Autohaus and On-Site Mobile Drapery

Major brandS (Dell, HP etc) in retail stores are sold with Microsoft’s latest OS. Windows 7 Home edition has not been available on new PCs since the release of Windows 8 in October of 2012. We haven’t been able to buy a new Win7 retail PC for the last six years, yet half of us still have one with Win7. Win7’s successor, Win 8/8.1 lived from Oct 2012 through mid 2015 yet its market share today is only around 5%, even smaller than Apple’s. Windows 7 was, and is, an excellent, stable and trouble free OS and is still used by 80% of businesses and nearly half the rest of us. So if you want a brand new Retail quality PC with the Windows 10

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Gordon was a boatswain's mate in the United States Navy. He was a WW11 Veteran. Gordon was married to Patricia for 43 years.

Preceded in death by brother, David Strickler and sister, Helen Hostetler. Gordon is survived by brother, Tom Strickler (Barbara), sister, Mary Lou Cassel (Richard), daughter, Pamela Vance (Robert), son, Craig Strickler (Tammy), daughter, Laura Newland Strickler, sons, Mark Newland (Donna), James Newland (LeAnne), Scott Newland (Lupe), 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Donations to Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, California. Memorial service to be scheduled at a later date.

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Gordon had many friends, loved to play golf and was a great conversationalist. He will be missed by many.

Gordon was a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana, Tyrian Lodge No. 12, F. & A.M. He was also a member of the American Legion, J.B. Clark Post 149. Gordon volunteered at Palomar Hospital for two years as a shuttle operator in 2012. Gordon Eugene Strickler June 17, 1928 November 14, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9029049 The name of the business: North County Youth Soccer Associaton, Inc.’ Escondido Soccer Club (ESC), located at 2135 East Valley Parkway #22, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is registered by: North County Youth Soccer Association, Inc. 2135 East Valley Parkway #22 Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/19/1976. /s/ Christina M. Escobedo, Secretary Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/26/2018 12/06, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9029407 The name of the business: Vecchio Mondo Imports, located a 3397 Golfers Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 902056. This business is registered by: Edmondo Bozza 3397 Golfers Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/20/02. /s/ Edmondo Bozza Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/29/2018 12/06, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27/2018

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The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit DP 18-0021 and Director’s Permit DP18-0022 on December 17, 2018. Project No.: DP18-0021 Applicant: Caliber 3 USA, LLC. Request: A Director's Permit to allow the operation of an Instructional Personal Service facility (i.e. self-defense and security training) within an existing building in the Light Industrial (L-I) Zone of the College Neighborhood. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt (EX 18042) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that the project proposes the expanded and continued use an existing building in an urbanized area of the City with adequate public services to support the project. Location of the Property: 2937 Norman Strasse Road, San Marcos, CA 92069,more particularly described as Lot 15 of County of San Diego Tract No. 4557, in the County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof no. 11661, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, December 3, 1986. Excepting there from, half of all oil, gas, and minerals on said land as reserved by Vista Irrigation District, a quasimunicipal corporation, in deed recorded in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego, May 22, 1943 in book 1502, page 226 of official records. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 217-560-15-00. Project No.: DP18-0022 Applicant: My Yard Live Request: A Director's Permit to allow entertainment and improvements to create an outdoor dining area at a proposed brewpub restaurant at an existing building (formerly the site of Hometown Buffet) in the Heart of the City Specific Plan Area (SPA-HOC) Zone of the Richmar Neighborhood. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt (EX 18043) pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), in that the project proposes the expanded and continued use an existing building in an urbanized area of the City with adequate public services to support the project. Location of the Property: 288 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, more particularly described as Portion of lot 7 of San Marcos Tract No. 383, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof no. 13218 files in the Office of the County Recorder, June 30, 1995. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 220-420-0700 and 760-167-25-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Sean del Solar, AICP, Associate Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3223, or via email at sdelsolar@sanmarcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 2, 2019). The written appeal

should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or ghenderson@sanmarcos.net. 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 760-7441050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/06/18 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027549 The name of the business: Village European Auto, located at 110 E. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Gregory E. Burcham 2637 Havencrest Dr. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/02/2001. /s/ Gregory E. Burcham Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2018 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9026062 The name of the business: P.R.E. Dental Products, located at 218 Ivory Gull Way, San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Larry Dupont Farquar 218 Ivory Gull Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/6/83. /s/ Larry Dupont Farquar Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/15/2018 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028206 The name of the business: Safety First Transportation, located at 334 Via Vera Cruz #255, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: FMH Investments, Inc. 27153 El Moro Mission Viejo, CA. 92691 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/15/14. /s/ Mohammad Alhayek, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/09/2018 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027926 The name of the business: Taxability Mobile Tax Services, located 356 Adobe Estates Dr. Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Dana A. Martin 356 Adobe Estates Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/18/2013. /s/ Dana A. Martin Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2018 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027439 The name of the business: True Techs Audio Visual Inc., located at 1109 Industrial Ave, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is registered by: True Techs Audio Visual, Inc. 1109 Industrial Ave. Escondido, ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/18/2013. Vanthany Khounborinh, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028104 The name of the business: Water Parts World, located at 804 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #118, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Tomar Water Systems, Inc. 804 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #118 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/01/04 /s/ Erin Veit, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027783 The name of the business: Left Coast Networks, located at 929 Maryland Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is registered by: David Shelton Self and Abigail Cherisse Earl 929 Maryland Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by General Partners. First day of business was 2/20/18. /s/ David S. Self Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028078 The name of the business: Oak Bedrock, located at 718 Costa Del Sur San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Moving Box Delivery, Inc. 718 Costa Del Sur San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jerry Berzanski, Sec. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2018-9028145 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Spot Less Cleaning Services, located at 1545 Goodwin Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 1/11/18 and assigned File no. 2018-9001020, is abandoned by the following regisrants: Guadalupe Rodriguez Lopez, 1545 Goodwin Dr., Vista, CA. 92084, and Carmen Y. Nabor 200 Olive Ave, SP. 35, Vista, Ca. 92083. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). crime). /s/ Guadalupe Rodriguez Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/09/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027874 The name of the business: Funnest Media, located at 1641 La Madera Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Joshua Tucker 1641 La Madera Lane San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Joshua Tucker Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028237 The name of the business: Coastal Interior Design San Diego, located at 31205 Strawberry Tree Ln. Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is registered by: Michael Ghanayem 31205 Strawberry Tree Ln. Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Michael Ghanayem Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/13/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2018-9028302 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, located at 7753 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA. 92037. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 5/6/2016 and assigned File no. 2016-012799, is abandoned by the following regisrants: La Jolla Bed and Breakfast Inn, Inc. 2902 Carrillo Way Carlsbad, CA. 92009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). crime). /s/ Marilouise Micudu, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/13/2018. 11/22, 11/29, 1206 and 12/13/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028234 The name of the business: The BMW Guy, The Bimmer Guy, located at 1288 W. San Marcos Blvd. #116, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is registered by: Federico Alfredo Giese 7010 Mimosa Drive Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/13/18. /s/ Federico Alfredo Giese Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/13/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027846 The name of the business: Abuela Nutrition, located at 1655 Broadway #19, Chula Vista, CA. 91911. This business is registered by: Amar Alkass 12032 Calle De Medio, Unit 170 El Cajon, CA. 92019 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/06/18. /s/ Amar Alkass Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/18. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027651 The name of the business: Kiki Eats, located at 1267 Discovery St., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Veronica Elkan 1267 Discovery St. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Veronica Elkan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/05/18. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028394 The name of the business: Almighty Gardening, located at 377 Vandegrift Blvd., #1, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Diego Lazaro Juarez 377 Vandegrift Blvd. Apt 1 Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was11/20/17. /s/ Diego Lazaro Juarez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/14/2018. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 &12/13/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027902 The name of the business: Oceanside Physical Therapy, located at 3861 Mission Ave., B-25, Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is registered by: Oceanside Physical Therapy, PC 3861 Mission Ave. B25 Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation First day of business was 11/05/2018 /s/ Jacob Barrack, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2018 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027845 The name of the business: Abuela Market, located at 1906 Oceanside, Oceanside, Ca. 92054.. This business is registered by: Amar Alkass 12032 Calle De Medio, Unit 170 El Cajon, CA. 92019 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/06/18. /s/ Amar Alkass Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/18. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9026801 The name of the business: ProSpa Movers, located at 504 Driftwood Ct., Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Solomon Bill Solomona Faraimo 504 Driftwood Ct. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/13 /s/ Solomon Bill Solomona Faraimo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/24/18. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 & 12/13/189

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028103 The name of the business: Coyote Rock Enterprises, located at 2480 Tamara Lane, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Erin & Chris Veit 2480 Tamara Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 1/01/2018. /s/ Erin Veit Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2018. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 &12/6/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027706 The name of the business: Losungens, located at 663 s. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Suite CA. Marcos, San 671, 92078. This business is registered by: Bradley Elkan 1267 Discovery Street San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bradley Elkan J. Ernest with Filed County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/05/18. & 12/13 12/06, 11/29, 12/20/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027169 The name of the business: The Best Cleaning Company, located at 533 Autumn Dr., Apt 2, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Gregorio Bautista 533 Autumn Dr. Apt 2 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Gregorio Bautista Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/29/18. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06, & 12/13/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9028086 The name of the business: Visiting Angels of North County, located at 810 Los Vallecitos Bl., #205, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Four Sullivan Enterprises, inc. 810 Los Valleciots B., #205 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 3/1/04. /s/ Jaime Dill, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/18. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2018-9027788 The name of the business: The Kite Factory, located at 2357 Autumn Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Life in Style and Peace, LLC 2357 Autumn Drr. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Daniel Moreno III, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/18. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2018

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Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.

www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe:

• all humanity was creat-

ed by one God and is part of one human race

• the purpose of life is to know and worship God,

to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward

an

ever-

advancing civilization

• work performed in the

spirit of service is a form of worship

• the soul, created at the

moment of conception, is destined by God to reach

the

afterlife,

where it will continue to

progress until it attains the presence of God.

Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!

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