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Volume 46 - No. 49

December 15, 2016

By Friedrich Gomez

It is a grisly subject matter, to be sure. But how the thirteen apostles -- yes, there were thirteen, not twelve -- died is a most interesting question nonetheless, especially in light of the fact that few people actually know the answers.

For the record, the thirteenth apostle was Matthias (Hebrew translation: Mattityahu), not to be confused with the Apostle Matthew, aka Levi. Matthias was chosen by the remaining eleven after Judas Iscariot committed suicide by hanging himself after being overcome with personal guilt over betraying Jesus (Yeshua), known as the Christ, for thirty pieces of silver. The original apostles who lived, followed, ate, and slept in the company of the historical Jesus were a most unlikely assemblage of human flesh: crude fishermen, a corrupt tax collector, simple peasants and common tradesmen, all with questionable moral and ethical backgrounds.

Simply put, these original followers were – at best – a checkered group, even by the standards of their own day. A raggle-taggle compilation whose collective infidelity is embarrassingly well-known to Biblical and secular scholars alike. Their unofficial leader, Simon Peter (whom Jesus called ‘The Rock’), was anything but a rock when his faith was uprooted three times -- along with his integrity -- when Peter cowered and quickly denied to his accusers that he had any affiliation with the Nazarene Jesus -- not once -- but his denial was three times in succession within the span of thirty minutes.

Almost the entire group of disciples would eventually scatter like chaff in the wind when the ninth hour arrived for their Rabbi Jesus’ ignominious crucifixion at Calvary. However, this period of vacillation and tenuous loyalty was later replaced by a mysterious attribute of unwavering faith – but only after the death of their teacher, Jesus of Nazareth, who had promised to send them a ‘comforter’ (or Holy Spirit) to strengthen and solidify their faith after his earthly departure. Whether this theological notion was a reality which came into play is impossible to prove or disprove; yet after Jesus’ death on the cross, the abandoned group, remarkably, for their remaining years – never faltered again even unto abominable torture and horrific death. How these apostles, individually, met their fate is not fodder for the weak or timid of heart. Historically, the methodology and bloodletting covered a wide range of torture, including being skinned alive, stoned, sawed into pieces, boiled, burned, and beheaded.

It is most compelling that such unimaginable, protracted suffering and excruciating painful death could have been avoided entirely, if only they had recant-

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ed their religious views.

Yet, all of them did not.

In absolute truth, and by the strictures of historical evidence, there is no authentic, reliable source – outside of the Christian Bible – which chronicles the deaths of the original apostles.

The only apostle whose death is actually recorded in the New Testament Bible, is James, the son of Zebedee, aka James the Greater (Acts 12:1-19). The deaths of all the remaining apostles are only cited through church tradition and apocryphal writings which remain unreliable sources not formally accepted as being sacred (or canonical) by mainstream Christology. Nevertheless, here is an enumeration of each apostle’s death, according to church tradition and non-Scriptural sources.

SIMON PETER. By trade, Peter was a fisherman. He was a married man whose wife would eventually accompany

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him on his missionary journeys (1 Corinthians 9:5). His marriage is well acknowledged by mainstream Christian and Jewish scholars, however, this is an extremely sensitive and incendiary viewpoint with the orthodox Catholic faith, which vehemently challenges that he was a married man, despite what is clearly found in Matthew 8:14 (“When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.”) Simon Peter, who was appointed leader of his own group of neophyte followers, was eventually martyred in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero. He was sentenced to death for his rebellious religious views. The autocracy at the time pronounced Simon’s method of execution to be by crucifixion, a slow, painful, tortuous death.

Peter’s only request was shockingly unconventional, even for his turbulent, unpredictable era. Simon voiced that he was unworthy to be associated with his Messiah’s death of crucifixion and therefore only asked that he be crucified

upside down.

Few civilities were respected by the ancient, barbaric Romans. But courage was a brute attribute which even the Roman legionnaire, centurions and gladiators openly admired.

The Romans obliged and Simon Peter’s inner courage remained unbroken. His last breath was gasped with his head facing, lifeless, in the downward position.

ANDREW. According to non-Biblical ancient sources all the way up to the 15th-century religious historian, Dorman Newman, the Apostle Andrew (the brother of Simon Peter, mentioned above), met his most painful demise while visiting Patras, in Western Greece, in the year 69 A. D. As history retraces the events, Andrew engaged in long heated religious debates with the Roman proconsul, Aegeates. These ongoing debates would prove to be his undoing. Andrew’s immovable religious views finally wore-down Aegeates’ patience. Aegeates had repeatedly tried to con-

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vince the Apostle Andrew to give up Christianity, but to no avail. Exasperated, the Roman proconsul finally gave Andrew an ultimatum: relinquish his Christian viewpoints or face torture and execution. Andrew was eventually scourged, then placed on an X-shaped wooden cross. He was tied (rather than nailed to a cross) so that he would suffer for a longer period of time before dying. The agony and suffering endured a full two days.

BARTHOLOMEW. Aka Nathanael, was an apostle who ventured into various countries, including India, where he continued translating the Gospel of Matthew. He was eventually challenged for his beliefs and many cultivated a hatred towards his immovable, sustained religious views. The Apostle Bartholomew’s death is recorded as being at the hands of “impatient idolaters.” He would, eventually, be brutally beaten, skinned alive, and then beheaded. THOMAS. The Apostle Thomas was known for his skepticism which would, in time, result in his sobriquet, “The Doubting Thomas,” which survives to this day. This disciple met his death brutally and directly. While preaching in Greece and India he angered religious authorities who martyred him by running him through with a spear. His agonizing death came slowly. MATTHEW. Aka Levi, was a dishonest publican (tax collector) whom Biblical scholars say was driven by greed. Tax collectors were notoriously corrupt and greatly hated by the Jewish people in ancient times. In this regard, as a collec-

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

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students... here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing he said was 'DON'T! ' 'Don't what ?' Adam replied.

'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.' God said.

'Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit! '

tive people, the Jews had no historical equal. As scholars quickly note, “Of all the nations of the world, the ancient Jews were the most vigorous haters of tax collectors.” Even the Pharisees viewed tax collectors as enemies to be shunned. After becoming reformed as an apostle, Matthew would come to write the Gospel which bears his name. Matthew was eventually martyred in Ethiopia. He was, allegedly, stabbed in the back by a swordsman sent by King Hertacus. King Hertacus was offended by Matthew criticizing the king’s lack of morality.

MATTHIAS is not to be confused with Matthew (aka Levi), mentioned above. Matthias was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, the disciple chosen to replace Judas Iscariot, following Iscariot’s suicide by hanging. Though Matthias was a replacement for Judas Iscariot, Matthias had been in association with the Christian Jesus from the time of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the river Jordan. Many scholars believe Matthias was an earlier disciple of John the Baptist. Matthias’ death is placed at circa 80 A. D. when it is said he was stoned to death by the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem for his Christian views, and then beheaded as an enemy of Caesar. However, according to several historians, Matthias was crucified in the ancient kingdom of Colchis, on the coast of the Black Sea (modern-day Georgia). His method of execution and place of death remains uncertain to this day.

JAMES. (Son of Zebedee, aka James the Greater). The Biblical account of James’ death is chronicled in Acts 12:119. He is the only apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in the New Testament Bible. As such, he is traditionally

' No Way! ' 'Yes way! '

'Do NOT eat the fruit! ' said God. 'Why? '

'Because I am your Father and I said so ! ' God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants. A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!

'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? ' God asked. 'Uh huh,' Adam replied.

'Then why did you? ' said the Father. 'I don't know,' said Eve.

'She started it! ' Adam said. 'Did not ! ' 'Did too! '

'DID NOT! '

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

believed to be the first of the twelve apostles put to death for his faith. According to Scripture, the Apostle James was “put to death with the sword,” which was accepted vernacular for decapitation (beheading), by order of King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44 A. D. Anything beyond Acts 12:1-19, is considered non-scriptural sources and, thus, relegated to traditional thinking which may, or may not, contain elements of truth. According to non-Biblical writings, James was arrested and sentenced to death. It is alleged that one of James’ false accusers suddenly repented and confessed his wrongdoing, and then converted, on the spot, to Christianity, knowing full-well that he, also, would face the death sentence. According to this apocryphal writing, the Roman executioner beheaded both men, simultaneously. JAMES (Son of Alphaeus, aka James the Less). The Apostle James has a rather dubious distinction of being, by far, the oldest disciple to be martyred at the ripe old age of 94. The nonagenarian was mercilessly beaten and stoned by persecutors, and finally clubbed to death. In Christian art he is depicted holding a fuller’s club. Other traditional sources say he was crucified in Lower Egypt.

THADDAEUS. (Aka Judas or Jude) Yes, there was more than one Jesus apostle called Judas. However, more commonly referred to as Thaddaeus, or sometimes Lebbaeus, the Apostle Thaddaeus would be crucified at Edessa (the name of cities in both Turkey and Greece) in the year 72 A. D. Some ancient sources give a conflicted version of his death, citing that Thaddaeus was, instead, clubbed, axed, and impaled with

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!

1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up. 2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children. 3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young. 4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. 5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own. 6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in. ADVICE FOR THE DAY: Be nice to your kids.. They will choose your nursing home one day!

AND FINALLY: IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF TENSION AND YOU GET A HEADACHE, DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE ASPIRIN BOTTLE: 'TAKE TWO ASPIRIN' AND 'KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN'! Truths

~ A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine. ~ A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want to do. .

~ A good neighbor is one that lets his grass grow as tall as yours.

arrows. In the ancient Roman province of Syria, this apostle is often depicted with the axe, which symbolizes (in that part of the world) the way in which he was killed.

SIMON the Canaanite (aka the Zealot). Simon preached in Mauritania on the west coast of Africa, eventually making his way to England, where he met his death by crucifixion in the year 74 A. D., just two years after fellow apostle, Thaddaeus.

PHILIP. Philip was the first disciple chosen by the Christian, Jesus. Philip became a missionary for his faith in Asia, then he proselytized in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis, where he was scourged with a multiple-thong flagellum whip, known as a “scorpion,” which gives a flesh-tearing ‘bite’ to its victims. After the Apostle Philip endured protracted sufferings from Egyptian scourging, he was thrown into a filth-infested prison. In the year 54 A. D. his long suffering finally terminated with his eventual crucifixion. JOHN. The Apostle John was the only member of the original disciples who managed to avoid a most violent death. But barely. During the wave of Christian persecution in Rome, he was once thrown into a huge basin of boiling oil, but, survived the ordeal. The Apostle John eventually passed away peacefully at Patmos, the small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. His death is assessed by religious scholars to have occurred approximately in the year 100 A. D. THE DEATH OF JESUS. Unlike most of the apostles, the death of Jesus is

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~ A mother can touch a whole generation just by loving her own child well.

~ A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. ~ Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it. ~ Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person. ~ Dogs welcome. People tolerated.

~ Don't borrow trouble. Be patient and you'll soon have some of your own. . ~ Good teachers are those who can challenge young minds without losing their own. ~ Government regulation is a lot like ketchup - you either get none or more than you want. ~ He who laughs last probably made a back-up.

~ Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other. ~ I always say "No" to temptation -but it doesn't always listen.

~ I don't have a big ego. I'm way too cool for that.

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and the message from Rev. Sharon Connors. Colored candles, with a responsive reading, will be lit representing the twelve powers of the Disciples. Attendees will raise their lighted candles spreading the light into the community. The public is welcome. The church’s founder, Charles Fillmore, created the special Unity Service in the 1930s.

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Donations of Frozen Turkeys and Hams are Needed – This coming Saturday, December 17th, will be the big Christmas Fiesta party for needy parish families at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This week they are collecting frozen turkeys and hams to give to needy families. Drop off Hours are from 10am-2pm, M-F. Please call 760.745.1611, ext. 210, for contacting Bill Suglich, at the Parish Center. Collection of new toys will continue until Thursday, 12/15, for boys and girls 1 year old to 18 years old. Drop off new gift wrapped toys and place under the Christmas tree at the back of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Christmas Candlelight Service – The Unity Church of Carlsbad will celebrate their Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 18th at 7pm, at the Oceanside Civic Center, 300 N. Coast Hwy, in the community room. The service will include music by the minister of music, Jack Nalbandian,

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vastly more reliable in its account. Largely because he interfaced directly with well-established historical figures such as the 5th prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, Pontius Pilate (A.D. 26–36) in archaic legal proceedings, as well as with Herod Antipater, ruler of Galilee and Perea. In facing his own accuser, Pontius Pilate, Roman prefect (governor) of Judaea at the time, much of this historical encounter titillates scholarly fancy and peaks intellectual interest, whether one subscribes to Christian tenets or not. As such, these proceedings constitute the most well-known trial-and-sentencing case in world history, permeating in its recognition every civilized culture and language on Earth, regardless if one is Christian, atheist, or agnostic. International familiarity on this incident is unquestioned.

The historical Jesus was reluctantly sentenced to death by crucifixion by order of Pontius Pilate. Reluctantly, because as a pagan, Pilate was a superstitious man and was greatly agitated by his wife’s warning concerning his dealings with the Christian Jesus. While Pilate was sitting on the tribunal, a message came to him from his wife, “Have nothing to do with this just man (Yeshua), for during the night I have suffered terribly in a dream about him.” Adding to Pontius Pilate’s reluctance was that his captive, Jesus, had astounded him with replies that seemed more profound and abstract, as opposed to the common verbiage from the unwashed masses of his era. Consequently, Pilate periodically toyed with this mystical figure, curiously asking questions to test

Secret Santa Campaign by ECCDC – Can you be a secret Santa to a family in need? Many of our Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC) families struggle during the holiday season and we have started a campaign to help ease their burden. An anonymous ECCDC donor has provided a generous donation to get things started and we are hoping that more people will join in. The money collected will be used to purchase Wal-Mart gift cards that will be awarded to our most needy families. The gift card value will be $50 per family. If you would like to help, please call our ECCDC office and talk with Nicole (760839-9361, ext. 103). Nicole will take your pledge or credit card information and we will get the cards to the needy families. Thank you for your generosity and best wishes for a great Holiday Season.

Russ Knowles to Speak at TERC Meeting - The City of Escondido’s Fire Chief, Russ Knowles, will be the guest speaker at The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, December 19th. Check-in at 11:30am; lunch starts at 11:45; the meeting begins at noon, concluding at 1pm, at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Reservations are necessary; cost is $14/person. RSVP by calling 760.480.8300. For more information about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.com. Valley Center Baseball Club to Host Pro Baseball Camp – The Valley Center Baseball Club announces the 3rd Annual Pro Baseball Camp for Sunday and Monday, December 18-19, from 11am to 4pm, at the Valley Center High School Varsity Field. “This marks the 3rd year that the Valley Center Baseball Club has been able to host

the other’s mettle, only to find his own inner-fears growing after every exchange. As a man feeling out his opponent, Pontius Pilate tested the nomadic Jesus carefully, as if engaged in a jousting match. Jesus’ remarks only drew further doubts in Pilate’s mind, sometimes vexing Pilate with the inability to fathom his remarks.

Since Jesus was widely-viewed as an insurgent, Pilate was well aware of his rebellious past brushes with Roman law. Prior traps had been devised to catch him in wrongdoing; traps that were deviously set by the Pharisees and Herodians, all working complicit with Roman authority. Luke 20:20-26 identifies these elements as “Spies, sent by teachers of the law and the chief priests,” all enemies of the religious iconoclast, Jesus of Nazareth. His enemies had anticipated that, among other things, Jesus would oppose the tax as their purpose “to hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.” For Pontius Pilate, it was no longer a simple cat-and-mouse game he was playing; it was now his own life that was part of the stakes. Tiberias was the ruthless Caesar of Rome; paying taxes to Tiberius was not an option; it was a requirement. Taxes imposed on Judaea by Tiberias had already led to riots. New Testament scholar, Willard Swartley, writes: “The taxes had provoked the wrath of the country. Revolts had erupted and were suppressed only with some difficulty.” Caesar Augustus Tiberius was now, more than ever, intolerant of those who voiced any further opposition to his taxation. He would expect his governor, Pilate, to seek no compromise with the likes of Jesus who now stood before him. Yet, Pilate’s great reluctance stayed on. The wisdom of this mystical figure was like no other. He recalled his wife’s urgent message of admonishment which further perplexed him.

the Pro Camp, bringing professional baseball expertise in an instructional format to our local players,” said Robert Baranowski, president of VCBC. “This year, the format will be spread across two days to allow for one day of fielding with hitting and the second day specific to pitching. With both Little League andhigh school tryouts just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to tune-up those skills and get ready for winter and spring ball.” The two-day camp is $100 for both days or $55 a day, with early-bird registration at $90 for both days or $45 a day, due by Dec 15th. An optional pre-order lunch for $5 is available in advance. Walkup registration will be accepted if space is available, but plan on arriving early for paperwork. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18, and proceeds will benefit the high school baseball program. Jeremy Rodriguez, who is the Padres’ Dominican team manager and former pro catcher and Martin Medina, pro catcher with playing time with the White Sox, Blue Jays, and Nationals will be working in age appropriate groups on Sunday, December 18. On Monday, Mike McCarthy, pitcher from the Red Sox organization will share his expertise for pitching and game strategy, also in groups. All three pro players consistently work with the Valley Center Baseball Club in their off season. Registration is available online at www.vcbaseball.org/procamp, emailing Rob@vcbaseball.org, or calling 775-863-8705.

Escondido Senior Travel Office – will be closed starting Monday, December 19 and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd. If you want to pay or register for any upcoming trips, you will need to come in before the 19th. 17 Families Left at North County Lifeline’s Adopt-A-Family – As you shop for loved ones this holiday season, will you consider adding a family in need to your list? Adopt-A-Family is a holiday giving program for Lifeline’s hard working yet low-income clients. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals ‘adopt’ clients by purchasing gifts or donating online, to make the holiday season special for so many families: Families

Pilate knew of the previous, ‘infallible’ traps that had been set to ensnare this irreverent Rabbi Jesus. The Pharisees had previously approached him asking him, in their well-devised plot: “Should the Jews pay taxes to Caesar?” If Jesus were to answer yes, he would condone the enslavement of his people under brutal Roman law. If he answered no, then he would openly breach Emperor Tiberius’ law. The plot was well-devised. Ostensibly, to human logic, there was no viable way out of this dilemma. The Pharisees prodded him, till Jesus finally asked his accusers to show him a coin and inquired of them, whose likeness is upon it. They obliged, extending a Roman denarius coin with the likeness of Tiberius upon it with the inscription: “TIBERIVS CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI FILIVS AVGVSTVS.” (Translation from Latin: Caesar Augustus Tiberius, Son of the Divine Augustus.)

After producing the denarius coin, his enemies continued taunting him for a reply.

The defiant Jesus’ answer would emerge unexpectedly and his accusers would be thunderstruck at its genius. Pointing to the coin’s image, Jesus replied: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, Render unto the Lord the things that are the Lord’s.” As hateful as they were, they withdrew, as if stunned into submission. Their mortal wisdom had confirmed to them that their question would be foolproof and yet, somehow, their eyes were suddenly skinned; their ears somehow re-pierced. It is recorded in Matthew 22:22 that “they marveled” and “being satisfied with the answer, they went away.”

So now he stood, before Pilate, on the same matter of taxation by his accusers. As well as proclaiming to be a “king,”

that have children with mental health issues, or are participating in a juvenile diversion program; transition age foster youth establishing their first independent home; survivors of human trafficking. Three ways to give: Adopt a specific family; donate online by credit card; or donate gift cards so families can shop for holiday basics at Target, Walmart, Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons, Arco, and Shell. Mail or deliver gift cards to Lifeline’s Vista office at 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista, CA 92084. Please sign up now at www.nclifeline.org, and thank you for your support.

You Can Help #78 Dogs Today – The San Diego Humane Society has a Matching Gift Challenge; for a limited time, your donation will double to help twice the animals. #78 dogs need you today. You may have heard that last week the Humane Society rescued 78 dogs from a hoarder home in El Cajon. The dogs were covered in filth, scabs and fleas, their nails so overgrown that their toes began to bend sideways, and many had given birth to possibly multiple litters. All the dogs are in need of treatment. Items needed are medicine, special shampoos to heal their skin, and the patient hand of compassion to guide them through their recuperative journey. On average, it will cost $1,382 to provide each dog with medicine and rehabilitative care, and there are 78 of these precious dogs who need our help. You can help by donating now. Double your impact: The Resource Partners Foundation has offered to match all gifts made to the San Diego Humane Society, up to $100,000, through December 31st. Contact the San Diego Humane Society at 619.299.7012, or go online at sdhumane.org. Vista Center to Offer Free Cell Phones – The California Lifeline Program is offering free cell phones for seniors who qualify for government assistance programs and do not receive a landline discount. Phone with unlimited talk and text with 100 MB data

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certainly a dangerous rebellious statement of defiance to Emperor Tiberius’ reign.

Prefect Pilate was a pagan first, then a subordinate to Roman rule, second. Instinctively, he first had to answer to his own private demons of superstition. This was no ordinary man he was dealing with. The best minds of his enemies could not chart his motives, nor predict his responses but, instead, they were shocked at his unexpected exploits and powers of reasoning. Pilate was aware of all of these antecedents. He had heard of the rebel Jesus’ other exploits. One memory was a recent one. Into his midst his enemies had dragged a woman named Mary Magdalene for Jesus to reckon with. The Pharisees and Scribes pointed to her and voiced aloud, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery – in the very act! Now, Moses, in the Law, commanded that such a person must be stoned.” The Scribes were formidable in their knowledge of the Old Testament Bible; they were men whose profession was to study and interpret Hebrew Law and write commentaries on it. Logically, there appeared no way to escape the dilemma: If this Nazarene frees her, he would openly and clearly break the Law of Moses in front of all the Jewish people assembled before him. If he agrees to have her stoned, the horrifying spectacle and bloodshed that stoning-todeath brings, would forever tarnish Jesus’ preaching of compassion and love. Biblical records substantiate that Yeshua stooped down without reply and calmly wrote on the ground with his finger, as though he did not hear. His plotters eagerly persisted, “But teacher, what do you say?” The plot was well-crafted: even if this Messianic figure said noth-

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Local News

The Paper • Page 4 • December 15, 2016 Partnership Leads to Creation of Gang Tattoo Removal Program

Escondido Gang Reduction Intervention Prevention (EGRIP) Taskforce will hold a Press Conference on Friday, December 16th for the opening of the North County Tattoo Removal Program. This program has been the vision of the EGRIP Task Force, under the leadership of Chief Craig Carter for almost 10 years. The program which is funded through a CalGRIP grant from the California BSCC in Escondido and Vista will begin offering free tattoo removal services for youth and young adults who have visiable gang tattoos on their face, neck and/or hands that are preventing them from gaining employment and leaving the gang life behind them. This program has been an identified gap in services; that are currently not free or reduced Gang Tattoo Removal services in North San Diego County. While participants are going through the removal process they will also receive services to help them attain their high school diploma, GED or gain employment.

Supervisor Bill Horn granted the program the money to purchase a laser tattoo removal machine. The program is a partnership between Escondido Police, City of Vista, Escondido Education COMPACT and Neighborhood Healthcare. The program is also supported by the North County Comprehensive Gang Subcommittee which has an extensive membership; including Mayor’s from all North County cities, the District Attorney’s Office, SD County Probation, County of SD, HHSA, San Diego County Sheriff ’s, Oceanside and Escondido Police Departments as well as North County Service Providers.

Present at the Event: Supervisor Bill Horn Chief of Police – Craig Carter Dr. James Schultz – Neighborhood Healthcare Patricia Huerta – Executive Director Escondido Education COMPACT EGRIP Taskforce Place: Neighborhood Healthcare 425 N. Date Street Escondido, CA 92025 Time: 9:00 a.m.

Escondido’s Joyce Masterson to Retire

Long time administrative aide to the City Manager, Escondido’s Director of Economic Development and Community Relations, Joyce Masterson, is retiring after 29 years of service to Escondido. Her last day in the office will be December 16, 2016. New Five-Star Hotel Planned for Ponto Beachfront Area

Long a popular surfing site, Ponto Beach may soon see a five-star resort hotel filling a vacant ocean-view property at the southeast corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Avenida Encinas. Plans call for a 14-acre project, which in turn, would accommodate 267 rooms, 46 times shares and a three level parking garage with 820 spaces. Area residents were briefed this week by the developer, Kam Sang Co.

The site, along historic Highway 101 just north of Encinitas and the Batiquitos Lagoon, is considered a gateway for anyone entering Carlsbad from the south. The proposed resort would have a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, two swim-

ing with him.

I’ve practically begged him to write a book and tell some of the stories he’s told us . . . but he keeps declining. No doubt some of the stories are apocryphal, some are flat-out made up, but some, we know, are not only true but hilarious.

ming pools and three different outdoor lawns that could each host events for 200 to 500 people. The building and parking areas would take up less than half the available land, with the rest used for landscaping, natural space and public hiking trails. The trails and restaurants on the property would be open to the public. A preliminary application for the project was submitted earlier this year to the Carlsbad planning department, but so far no formal application has been received, City Planner Don Neu said Thursday. Company officials said they plan to submit a formal application early next year, which would go before the city’s Planning Commission for review and then to City Council for final approval. Construction probably will take 18 to 24 months once the city approves the project, officials said.

Most of the other Beachfront Village property is either vacant or occupied by decades-old businesses and single-family homes that will eventually be demolished to make way for the development.

Kam Sang Co. was established in 1979 by its President and CEO Ronnie Lam. Its properties include The Embassy Suites in Glendale, The Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim, Rancho Cielo Estates in Rancho Santa Fe, and the Kaleidoscope shopping center in Mission Viejo. Escondido Creek Conservancy Dreams of Attractive Creek

Today it’s a large concrete channel that cuts through town, not particularly attractive, often with water slowly running along the bottom, sometimes with old, abandoned tires and other junk and debris at the bottom as well. Not a great image for the city of Escondido.

story, has the cover story again this week.

Man About Town

Long time pal and legedary restaurateur, Charlie Mitich, above, turned 81 this past Monday (December 12th). He not only works harder than men half his age he also is a Master Storyteller as well as the owner of Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido. I can’t tell you how many times he has cracked us up while din-

I bought 12, gave a number of them to clients and the remainder to family and friends. Beautiful plants and you can’t beat the price.

When I received the ad copy I hopped in the car and headed over to Nursery Outlet in Vista . . . saw the huge assortment they had and loaded up the car. What a great idea for holiday gifts, whether for Christmas or Chanukah! Some mighty smart marketing and pricing! This is sure to get a whole lot of folks in North County discovering this treasure of North County . . . all kinds of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants of all kinds. Well worth the short drive to pay a visit! Our Master Scribe is at it again.

Friedrich Gomez, who of the flowing pen and remarkable research abilities as well as the talent to weave all that information into a spellbinding

Probably nothing like the San Antonio, Texas River Walk, but a lot more attracctive and relaxing than what is there now. The nonprofit Escondido Creek Conservancy is seeking $355,000 through a regional water grant to begin designing the restoration project — a first step toward transforming the urban culvert from a polluted canal to a picturesque waterway, officials said. “We would love to see it be a much more natural channel, and a public amenity for the community..,” said Ann Van Leer, executive director of the conservancy.

The proposal targets state bond money earmarked for projects that involve poorer communities in water management. The creek plan is one of a package of proposals in a $5.5 million grant request by the county’s Integrated Regional Water Management program, administered by the San Diego County Water Authority.

Escondido Creek flows 26 miles from its headwaters in Bear Valley above Lake Wohlford, to the ocean at San Elijo Lagoon. For most of that length it flows in its natural course, but for seven miles through the city of Escondido, it’s contained within concrete embankments and lined with chain-link fence. That structure was designed in the 1960s to control floodwater, but would eventually create a scar on the landscape that would affect property values and the quality of life for nearby residents,”

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Craig Carter who has pushed for years for a gang tatoo removal service and has now managed to pull one together.

As described in the story above under Local News, gang members may now come and have gang tattoos removed, free of charge, and thus improve their chances at finding employment.

Happy Birthday Charlie Mitich! You are truly someone special!

A super deal! If you’ll check out this week’s edition of The Paper on Page 16, you’ll find an ad for 5” Poinsettias . . . at $1.49 each!

Plans, however, are afoot to convert that concrete ditch to an attracitve creek with bubbling waters flowing freely, with grasses and flowers on the banks, perhaps with walking paths.

Ya Done Good, Chief Carter! The author, and our friend, Friedrich Gomez

Got a good chuckle at the photo above that the character, Walter, who is featured in Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquist act was placed adjacent to Vice President Joe Biden.

Not sure . . .but I think I see a resemblance. Kudos to Escondido Chief of Police

Mixed emotions at the news Escondido’s Joyce Masterson is retiring tomorrow (December 16th).

I’ve known and worked with Joyce for many, many years. I’ve always been impressed not only with her work ethic but with her skill and expertise in handling major tasks. She, for example, was the person in charge of making sure everything was done just right at the new Public Works Building in Escondido during its construction. She had the blueprints, the plans need to complete the job, and knew who to call to get job orders done or changes. The end result was a mighty fine building. No one was more responsible for seeing to it that that job got done right than Joyce. In addition to that she’d run interfer-

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ing, then they could claim he lacked wisdom and, therefore, not the Anointed One which many had begun to proclaim. Scripture recounts how he continued to draw silently on the ground and when they persisted for an answer, he gave one that was neither yes, no, or silence (all of which would have discredited him). Extraordinary for its day, the Nazarene, instead, answered their question with a question which evaded the plotter’s carefully pre-calculated trap. He gave a disguised answer wrapped in a query: “Who among you is without sin, for the Law also commands that such a person should cast the very first stone?”

Even contemporary secular academicians regard this as a most startling and brilliant dialogue, reminiscent of what scholars today call ‘elenetic methodology’ which was not known in that part of the ancient Jewish world. This is critiqued as unique genius; a subtle yet profound exhibition of unprecedented archaic wisdom.

This same Rabbi Jesus once confused the most brilliant religious leader of his day with his interpretation of Jewish rabbinical truth and Biblical Law by telling the scholarly Nicodemus, “You know the letter of the law, but you do not know the spirit of the law.” The brilliant expert on the Torah, Nicodemus (Pharisee and member of the Jewish Sanhedrin) could not fathom its meaning, nor could he comprehend the terminology of being “reborn.” According to Christian historians, Jesus’ contemporaries could not see the apparent ‘spirit of the law’ in regards to Mary Magdalene, nor the outcome of it which, ostensibly, resulted in her becoming “reborn” as a disciple.

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Pilate had already tried without success to send Jesus to Herod, since Jesus was a Galilean and Herod was in Jerusalem at that time. Herod Antipater, nicknamed “Antipas,” was a 1st century ruler of Galilee and Perea. He is often referred to as both “Herod the Tetrarch” and “King Herod.” (Though the Bible refers to him as King Herod, he never held the title of king). It was this same Herod who had previously ordered the death of John the Baptist and had longed to see this mystical Jewish teacher, Jesus, in hopes of observing one of his miracles. However, the so-called Messiah says little to Herod’s questions. After being brutalized by Herod’s soldiers, he is returned to an even more reluctant Pontius Pilate. Pilate inquires further, carefully, as if treading on dangerous, uncharted waters, “Where is your kingdom?” Weakened and bloodied, Jesus’ soft reply is impossible to fathom: “My kingdom is not of this world.” It was from such supernatural pronouncements that some – even family members – thought him to be insane.

For the ancient Jewish people, it was prophesied that their savior would establish a kingdom on Earth. This prophecy was, erroneously, taken literally to mean a physical, military kingdom which would topple the established despotic rulers and, thus, liberate the Jews from their enslavement. It was too abstract to cogitate a spiritual kingdom, an unseen kingdom, which girds the world today, making Christianity the most prevalent and powerful influence and spiritual force in existence.

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“Then, you are a king?” an intrigued Pilate further inquires. Jesus feebly answers, “So you say that I am a king. For this reason I was born and have come into the world, to testify to the truth.”

As if pursuing a quarry down yet another rabbit hole, the Roman governor took another jab: “Tell me. What is truth?” It was not an idle query. Pilate, in his mortality, and confused fear, truly wished to tap into this (seemingly) other-worldly wisdom. Who was this man, he wondered? Whither did he truly come? He seems not of this world. Sadly, for Pilate, his question “What is truth?” remained unanswered. To his reply, Jesus answered with silence. To Pilate, it made no sense not to reply. To the paradigmatic Jesus, silence was the perfect answer. Similarly, he had uttered seemingly bizarre statements: “Oh Father, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.” (Matthew 11:25) Throughout his ministry, the Rabbi Jesus often, by design, clothed or openly withheld certain truths for so-called divine reasons. He had been widely-known to suddenly speak in parables when the “unworthy” were approaching or within earshot. His sudden reticence in the presence of Pontius Pilate when asked “What is truth?” seemed – from his past behavior – not a silent response sprung from incompetence, accident, or whim. Instead, his silence appeared to be by purpose and design, at least by his own idiosyncratic way of thinking. However,

for most, he appeared mentally unbalanced.

Jesus had often resorted to speaking cryptically, on purpose, to mask his true meaning or hide ultimate truth in specific scenarios, which on the surface seemed without reason or rhyme. This behavior often even confused his own disciples. Mystified, they finally asked their Messianic figure, “Master, why do you suddenly speak in parables when others approach?” At other times, there were variations of the same query, “Master, why do you speak to the people in parables?” Jesus was, by all accounts (secular or Christian), most profound and abstract by any standards, but especially for the crude, rudimentary world of unsophisticated antiquity from which he occupied.

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bolically of men’s faith (the seeds) and the birds (the devourers of faith), and so forth. As many who critique the Bible on fanciful tales and childlike notions, do so – ironically – with wrongful premise. This mysterious religious figure Jesus pronounced: “Therefore, I speak to them in parables: because they seeing, see not. And hearing, they hear not. Neither do they understand.”

In the final panel of discussion, showcased before a fervent crowd, Pilate avoids an uprising from the crowd by acquiescing that Jesus be crucified. But, to appease his own inner-turmoil and dark fears, he washes his hands before the crowd and shouts in fluent Greek: “I am innocent of this man’s blood! You shall bear the responsibility!” (Notation: Unlike envisioned in the movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Pilate’s dialogue with the historical Jesus was in Koine Greek, not Latin, according to the world’s foremost authorities on the Bible. Koine Greek was the universal language of Jesus’ day, permeating wide sectors of the Roman Empire. This wide-spread linguistic influence was inevitable since the Greeks had conquered Judaea some two centuries prior to Jesus’ reported birth. The New Testament Bible was even originally first written in Greek. By the 4th century Greek would eventually replace Latin as the official language, especially in the Eastern Roman Empire. Hebrew and Aramaic were never spoken by the Romans because they considered these to be languages of the slaves (the Jews.) At the crucifixion, most of his disciples had scattered, leaving the abandoned Rabbi Jesus to die a most ignominious death in his early thirties, just outside the

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ence for the City Managers the city has had over the years. She’d help create a comfort zone for the sometimes beleaguered city manager who were being challenged by those nasty and nosy members of the press, all of whom wanted answers right now. Joyce would often see that the media questions were answered and would probably even more often bring a cup of hot, or soothing coffee to the city manager then currently under attack or observation.

Media folk know those they can count on. Joyce was one of them. She will be missed and while I hate to see her go . . . she has earned her retirement. She’s a very special lady.

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walls of Jerusalem, at a hilly locale called Golgotha (derived from the Aramaic word “gulgulta” meaning “Place of the skull”). According to the Gospel of Mark (which is the oldest of the Gospels and which scholars believe is the “purest” in that the latter Gospels copied from Mark), the dying Jesus issues his anguished cry from the cross in his original Aramaic tongue: “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” which translates to: “My God, My God, why hath thou forsaken me?”

Even these piercing words were by design, and not – as commonly believed – merely words issued out of pain and feelings of abandonment. Once more, even to the end, his words would be misunderstood.

In meeting his death, the Christian Jesus, interestingly, was quoting words that had been uttered approximately 1,000years before his own crucifixion. In the Hebrew Torah (the Christian Old Testament Bible), Psalm 22:1 reads: “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” Interestingly, this cry from the cross was, ostensibly, a statement of fulfilling Scripture.

As he hung, this so-called Son of Man, was indeed abandoned by all twelve male apostles, save for one. It is noteworthy that (according to the Gospel of Mark) three women, Mary Magdalene, Jesus’ mother, Mary, and Mary’s sister, Salome (Mary of Clopas), stood resolute at the foot of his cross. Other women were said to be in the vicinity, but, not at the foot of his cross. In everything he did – and whether he

be the true Christ or not -- he seemed to confuse, befuddle, and mystify his contemporaries. He seemed to break with every tradition, Mosaic Law, and managed to offend the religious establishment of his day. However, in his own view, he never broke the Law – he fulfilled it. One scholar notes that, with his encounter with Pontius Pilate, there was “a chasm between two modalities of understanding. Pilate represented the mundane world, limited, and rooted. The alleged metaphysical Messiah, Jesus, saw the world as only a passing shimmer, rippling across the surface of Reality. Between these two viewpoints there is an unbounded void which can never be bridged by intellect. It can only be bridged by faith.”

This so-called savior did not make the attainment of blind faith easy by any measure. His reasoning seems difficult to accept. He voiced that he wished never to ‘purchase’ one’s faith with indelible proof from the eyes and ears. He wished for faith to ‘be earned’ the hard way, by making that most difficult ‘leap of faith’ without seeing and without the benefit of proof. If Biblical prophesies hold true, then, many spiritual men in high places (pastors, priests, ministers, rabbis, et al) will eventual falter in their faith, viewing the Scriptures as merely childish fairy tales and whimsical notions, as opposed to seeing them through the prism of parables and the lenses of childlike innocence: “Let the little children come to me and do not stop them, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.” (Matthew 19:14). If his prophecies hold fast, then many clergy and men of the cloth, will succumb to a world with no faith. They will continue to preach, but only by vocation

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and with masked doubt. In Matthew 15:8-9, the man from Galilee prophesies: “They will draw near unto Me with their mouths, and honor Me with their lips – but their heart is far from me. But in vain (futility) they do worship Me.” For many, science admits no godly interference. It is a most childish notion to do so. Quantum mechanics, Theory of Relativity, and the physical universe are the realistic forces, not fanciful Biblical tales and unsubstantiated fantasies.

Today’s accepted science (cosmology) says there was an unimaginable, cataclysmic explosion from which the universe first expanded faster than the speed of light. It is compelling to note that at this precise cosmological moment, there was a blinding light – at the very moment of inception – when the universe as we know it was born. This super-cataclysmic light is poignant in that it, perhaps by coincidence, matches what is found in the Jewish Torah (aka the Christian Old Testament Bible), which describes in Genesis 1:3 the beginning of the universe: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” Fanciful physics with a theological spin? Perhaps. Perhaps not. When all is said and done, I’d give a slight nod in the direction of what the Hebrews first penned (over 4,000 years ago). Hmm, that’s plenty food for thought. If one maintains an open mind, that is. Happy Holidays, everyone.

Friedrich Gomez, the author of this article, has contributed over 60 cover stories to The Paper. And he’s not done yet!

according to the project proposal.

The initial funding would cover preliminary designs for a pilot project to improve a quarter-mile stretch of the creek, where it flows through Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido. It would be part of a city project called “PeopletothePark,” which recommends renovating Grape Day Park to make it bigger, build a new library and restore the section of Escondido Creek that flows through the park.

That segment would be a model for further creek restoration, which conservancy officials envision as a linear public park. A natural creekbed would cool and clean the water that flows through the course, helping to improve habitat downstream for diverse species,. Turning what is essentially a storm drain into a river park could also jump start urban renewal, officials said. They note that property values are higher near urban parks, and that other cities have embarked on similar restoration efforts. The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Ana are removing concrete channels along their rivers, the proposal notes, and River Walk at San Antonio Texas generates an estimated $1 billion annually in economic activity for that city, including jobs and tax revenues.

In San Diego County, the city of San Marcos has begun building its Creek District, which aims to build a mix of residential projects, and a small amount of retail and restaurant space, along San Marcos Creek, while preserving and enhancing creek habitat.

Safeguarding our Elections

The first bill I introduced this session deals with voter security. On December 5, during the Legislature’s organizational session, I introduced Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4), the Voter Integrity Protection Act. The Act will verify and protect voter registration data to ensure that changes made online to voter information have actually been made by the voter.

My legislation is in response to incidents this past spring during the primary election cycle in Riverside County portions of my district, when voters felt disenfranchised after abnormalities came to light involving records that had been altered without the voters’ knowledge. Changes to addresses, party affiliation and preferences regarding mail-only voting had all been made online without voter consent. My legislative fix is simple. It will bring security procedures

up to date by requiring the County Registrar to notify voters if their registration has been updated online. Voters would be notified of pending changes to their records via either a postcard in the mail to the voter's last known address prior to the requested change or by email or text message, if that is the voter’s preference. This simple step has been the norm in the private sector, including banks, credit agencies, health plans and others for the past several years. The sanctity of the elections process should be something upon which we can all agree, regardless of party. With the support of Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin, I am looking forward to final passage of AB 4 later this session.


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Gift Wrapping Tips for Men

This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas when the Three Wise Men: Gaspar, Balthazar and Herb went to see the baby Jesus; and according to the Book of Matthew, "presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh." These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we discover an important, yet often overlooked, theological fact. There is no mention of wrapping paper.

If there had been wrapping paper, Matthew would have said so: "And lo, the gifts were inside 600 square cubits of paper. And the paper was festooned with pictures of Frosty the Snowman.

And Joseph was going to throweth it away, but Mary saideth unto him, she saideth, 'Holdeth it! That is nice paper! Saveth it for next year!' And Joseph did rolleth his eyeballs. And the baby Jesus was more interested in the paper than the frankincense. But these words do not appear in the Bible, which means that the very first Christmas gifts were NOT wrapped. This is because the people giving those gifts had two important characteristics: 1. They were wise.

2. They were men.

Men are not big gift wrappers. Men do not understand the point of putting paper on a gift just so somebody else can tear it off. This is not just my opinion; this is a scientific fact based on a statistical survey of two guys I know. One is Rob, who said the only time he ever wraps a gift is "if it's such a poor gift that I don't want to be there when the person opens it." The other is Gene, who told me he does wrap gifts, but as a matter of principle never takes more than 15 seconds per gift.

"No one ever had to wonder which presents daddy wrapped at Christmas," Gene said. "They were the ones that looked like enormous spitballs."

I also wrap gifts, but because of some defect in my motor skills, I can never completely wrap them. I can take a gift the size of a deck of cards and put it the exact center of a piece of wrapping paper the size of a regulation volleyball court, but when I am done folding and taping, you can still see a sector of the gift peeking out. (Sometimes I camouflage this sector with a marking pen.)

If I had been an ancient Egyptian in the field of mummies, the lower half of the Pharaoh's body would be covered only by Scotch tape.

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

On the other hand, if you give my wife a 12-inch square of wrapping paper, she can wrap a C-130 cargo plane. My wife, like many women, actually likes wrapping things. If she gives you a gift that requires batteries, she wraps the batteries separately, which to me is very close to being a symptom of mental illness. If it were possible, my wife would wrap each individual volt.

My point is that gift-wrapping is one of those skills like having babies that come more naturally to women than to men. That is why today I am presenting: GIFT-WRAPPING TIPS FOR MEN:

John Jay: America’s 1st All-Around Citizen

John Jay was from a wealthy family of merchants, who became an attorney, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a signatory on the Treaty of Paris, in which England recognized American independence. He also was a governor, a slaveholder, as well as the nation’s first Chief Justice of the United States.

* Whenever possible, buy gifts that are already wrapped. If, when the recipient opens the gift, neither one of you recognizes it, you can claim that it's myrrh. * The editors of Woman's Day magazine recently ran an item on how to make your own wrapping paper by printing a design on it with an apple sliced in half horizontally and dipped in a mixture of food coloring and liquid starch. They must be smoking crack.

* If you're giving a hard-to-wrap gift, skip the wrapping paper! Just put it inside a bag and stick one of those little adhesive bows on it. This creates a festive visual effect that is sure to delight the lucky recipient on Christmas morning: YOUR WIFE: Why is there a Hefty trash bag under the tree? YOU: It's a gift! See? It has a bow!

YOUR WIFE (peering into the trash bag): It's a leaf blower. YOU: Gas-powered! Five horsepower! YOUR WIFE: I want a divorce. YOU: I also got you some myrrh.

In conclusion, remember that the important thing is not what you give or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year it to take many naps. For Advertising Information or to subscribe, Call (760) 747-7119

The name “John Jay” was an important one in the forming of the nation, but to the casual reader of history one might mistakenly assess Jay was somewhat boring. He was too busy during his lifetime to ever have been boring.

Jay was born Dec. 12, 1745, into a wealthy family of merchants and government officials in New York City. He became a lawyer and joined the New York Committee of Correspondence and organized opposition to British rule. He joined a conservative political faction that, fearing mob rule, sought to protect property rights and maintain the rule of law while resisting British violations of human rights. Jay served as the President of the Continental Congress (1778-79), an honorary position with little power. During and after the American Revolution, Jay was Ambassador to Spain, a negotiator of the Treaty of Paris by which Great Britain recognized American independence, and served Secretary of Foreign Affairs, helping to fashion U.S. foreign policy. Jay, a proponent of strong, centralized government, worked to ratify the U.S. Constitution in New York in 1788, by writing five of “The Federalist Papers” but, not using his name. Jay assisted the Papers’ main authors, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. As a leader of the new Federalist

Party, Jay was the Governor of the State of New York (1795–1801), where he became the state's leading opponent of slavery, even though he was a slaveholder himself. His first two attempts to end slavery in New York in 1777 and 1785 failed, but a third in 1799 succeeded. The 1799 Act, a gradual emancipation Jay signed into law, eventually granted all slaves in New York their freedom before his death in 1829.

After the establishment of the U.S. government, Jay became the first Chief Justice of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1795. Washington officially nominated him on Sept. 24, 1789, the same day the President signed the Judiciary Act of 1789 (which created the position of Chief Justice) into law. Jay was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 26, 1789, and Washington signed and sealed Jay's commission the same day.

Jay swore his oath of office on Oct. 19, 1789. Washington created the first court by nominating John Rutledge, William Cushing, Robert Harrison, James Wilson, and John Blair as Associate Judges. Harrison declined the appointment, however, and Washington appointed James Iredell to fill the final seat on the Court. Jay would later serve with Thomas Johnson, who took Rutledge's seat, and William Paterson, who took Johnson's seat. The Court's business through its first three years primarily involved the establishment of rules and procedure; reading of commissions and admission of attorneys to the bar; and the Justices' duties in "riding circuit," or presiding over cases in the circuit courts of the various federal judicial districts. Chief Justice Jay established an early precedent for the Court's independence in 1790, when Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton wrote, requesting the Court's endorsement of legislation that would have the Federal government assuming the debts of all the states. Jay replied that the Court's business was restricted to ruling on the constitutionality of cases being tried before it and refused to allow it to take a position either for or against the legislation. On the night of May 14, 1829, Jay was stricken with palsy, probably caused by a stroke. He lived for three days, dying in Bedford, N.Y., on May 17. Jay had chosen to be buried in Rye, where he lived as a boy. In 1807, he had transferred the remains of his wife Sarah Livingston and those of his colonial ancestors from the family vault in the Bowery in Manhattan to Rye, establishing a private cemetery.

Today, the Jay Cemetery is an integral part of the Boston Post Road Historic District, adjacent to the historic Jay Estate. The Cemetery is maintained by the Jay descendants and closed to the public. It is the oldest active cemetery associated with a figure from the American Revolution. Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.


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plan. One benefit per household. Bring valid identification card, US passport, US military card, and government assistance card or SSA 1099 annual statement benefit form to qualify. Held at the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, on Monday, December 19, from 9:30am-12:30pm. Questions, call 951-3037311. A Great Way to Spend a December Evening – There are all kinds of art at the Art Center; Charity Wings Art & Craft Center that is! The last Charity Wings art exhibit of 2016 is the result of an exploration by 7th grade students at High Tech Middle School in San Marcos. Our partnership with High Tech High North County is proudly continuing. The exhibit, “Cure or Curse?” will be on the gallery wall beginning December 15th and running through January 11th. The student-conceived open-

ing reception is scheduled for this Thursday evening from 5-6:30pm. Come and enjoy the students and their inspiring photography. They have a lot to say, both through their art and in the explanation of what has inspired it. If you can't make the opening, visit the center and enjoy the exhibit during the short time it's here. Most of the pieces are for sale. Purchasing student work benefits the programming at both the school and the art center and inspires and encourages young artists to continue exploring and sharing. In 2017, look for some great new partnerships with other community organizations; one of which is the San Marcos Branch Library. Watch for other events in the New Year! MainStreet Oceanside Launches Gift Guide – MSO recently launched the Oside Gift Guide to encourage holiday shoppers to buy local. The guide can be accessed

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~ I, for one, like Roman numerals. . ~ I have so many problems that if a new one comes along today, it will be at least two weeks before I can worry about it.

~ I told my friend she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised. ~ I wonder how the size of hail was described before the game of golf was invented!

~ I’d be an ideal mother if it weren’t for my kids.

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~ If you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. ~ I'm starting meetings at my house for people who have OCD. I don't have it, I'm just hoping they'll take one look and start cleaning. ~ Minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you.

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~ My friend was cold, so I told her to go sit in the corner. Corners are always 90 degrees.

~ Noah was a trusting soul. Imagine going out in a wooden boat with two woodpeckers aboard -- and two termites.

~ Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. ~ Okay, so I danced like no one was watching. My court date is pending. . ~ People say that hard work never killed anybody, but did you ever know anybody who rested to death? ~ Q: What do you call a snobbish inmate going down the prison stairs? A: A condescending con descending. ~ Silent company is often more healing than words of advice. ~ The difference between "gossip" and "news" is whether you hear it or tell it.

~ The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down. ~ The pessimist may be right in the long run, but the optimist has a better time during the trip. ~ The real measure of your wealth is how much you would be worth if you lost all your money.

~ The speed in which a woman says “Nothing” when asked, “What’s wrong?” is adversely proportional to the severity of the storm that’s coming. ~ The young want to change the world. The old want to change the young . . .

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10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, Glass of wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" Have a great Christmas season!

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Christmas Eating Tips

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas! 3 . If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission. 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to

a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again. 8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day? 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost.. I mean, have some standards.

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• Page 10 • December 15, 2016

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

East Valley Parkway

Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

Chuckles Cont. from Page 8 ~ Things could be worse ... Martha Stewart could be your mother-in-law. ~ Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.

~ Want to hear a word I just made up? Plagiarism.

~ We should all swap problems; everyone knows how to solve the other guy's. ~ When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.

~ You can never lose a homing pigeon - if your homing pigeon doesn't come back, what you've lost is a pigeon. ~ You don't need to wear spurs on both boots...If one side of a horse starts to run, so will the other. Bless her little heart.....

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The $100 adoption fee for Candy Apple includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

delicious prepared foods. Wedeking’s The down side of East Valley Parkway bakery makes an amazing selection of is that some shopping centers are drab or empty. Buildings and parking areas Those of us who live on the East end pastries and cakes. designed in the 50’s and 60’s do not of town know that there are some great small businesses along East Star House Chinese restaurant is a offer the modern day amenities we are Valley Parkway. We also know that great place to grab lunch or dinner, accustomed to. Redevelopment of there are several rough patches that especially on a cold day. Try Los this area has been slow (very slow) but need to be redeveloped with modern Charros, Antonio’s or T.J. Tacos if steady. We have a lot of work to do. you’re looking for real Mexican food. Please email your suggestions for and viable businesses. J & M Restaurant has an extensive areas of focus and business to me at Let’s start with the upsides – menu and my favorite carrot cake ever. recruitment odiaz@escondido.org Kennedy’s Carne is a neighborhood I could go on… favorite for high quality meats and

How sweet ... the secret to long life...

A doctor on his morning walk, noticed the old lady sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said, "I couldn’t help but notice how happy you look! What is your secret?" "I smoke ten cigars a day,” she said. “Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food -- on weekends, I pop pills, have sex, and I don’t exercise at all.” "That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?" "Forty," she replied.

Jumping to conclusions

At a wedding ceremony, the pastor asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom. It was their time to stand up and talk, or forever hold their peace. The silence was broken by a young beautiful woman walking toward the front of the church, car-

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rying a child in her arms. The atmosphere turned to chaos. The bride slapped the groom. The groom's mother fainted. The groomsmen wondered how to help save the situation.

The pastor asked the woman, "Can you tell us why you came forward? What do you have to say?" The woman replied, "We can't hear at the back."

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3. Passive-aggressive disorder 4. Transubstantiate WORDS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. No thanks, I'm married. 2. Nope, no more booze for me! 3. Sorry, but you're not really my type. 4. No thanks, I'm not hungry. 5. I'm not interested in fighting you. 6. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance. I have no coordination and would hate to look like a real fool! 7. Oh, no, I must be going home now as I have to work in the morning.

Just returned from taking my two pups for a walk. I'm thinking of buying a giant anaconda. I'd get even more exercise as I would take him on his daily slither. If I do buy this giant anaconda you could come over to my house and play with him.If you come over, bring cats. He loves cats.

The Pastor Says . . .

The site of the “sermon on the mount” was moving. As we sat and did devotionals there, it was easy to imagine listening to Jesus speak the beatitudes.

Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 360 Church San Marcos, CA. Thoughts about a recent trip to Israel

My wife and I recently returned from Israel. I have entitled it the “Land of Perspective.” It’s an amazing experience to walk where Jesus walked. So many things stood out. Let me mention a few.

We woke up the first morning to the “Sea of Galilee.” I’d read about it many times, but to see it was breathtaking. Knowing Jesus sailed there. We took a ride on the Sea and could truly feel His presence. We ventured to Nazareth, where Jesus was from. There we visited a village that represented life as it was in His day. The beauty and simplicity stood out. The characters we met there were genuine and authentic.

Later we arrived in Jerusalem. Words can’t express what we felt as we laid eyes on the Holy City. Our eyes filled with tears and we felt incredible joy. The lyrics to the famous song came to mind:

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Lift up your gates and sing, Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna to your King!" The experiences we had there are far too many to tell. We prayed at the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall). One lady we met asked my wife to pray for her and reminded her of how difficult it was there. A visit to the garden tomb area where Jesus died and was resurrected was accompanied by a sign that said “Jesus Christ, declared by power to be the Son of God by the resurrection from the dead.”

The trip made us want to read our Bibles more and that’s a good thing. It confirmed our faith. We know that these things were written that we might believe and have eternal life. Anyone who has not been to the Holy Land should consider it.


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• Page 11 • December 15, 2016

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

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Winter/Spring edition of San Marcos 360 is here The 2016 three times per year by the city winter/spring and includes timely news about edition of the the city along with a complete San Marcos guide to the city’s parks and 360 Magazine is now available. recreation offerings. Residents and businesses will be receiving the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on award winning education, development updates, holiday safety tips, the city’s move to district elections and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government. San Marcos 360 is published

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs. For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.sanmarcos.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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online and features merchandise and special deals from local Oceanside businesses. Gift ideas are pictured, with a description and a link to the business website. The guide includes products, gift cards, experiences, and deals available for purchase during the holiday season, and a map of those participants to make it easy to find them. View it at www.OsideGiftGuide.com. All MSO members are welcome to participate for free, and encouraged to keep submitting throughout the month of December. MSO encourages shoppers to post photos on social media and use the following hashtags: #ShopLocalOceanside and #EatShopLocalOside. For info, contact Gumaro Escarcega, MainStreet Program Manager at 760.754.4512; MSO is located at 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside 92054; www.mainstreetoceanside.com.

Gifting A Pet for the Holidays? – The San Diego Humane Society makes gift giving easy and meaningful this holiday season. This holiday season, San Diego Humane Society offers a one-of-a-kind gift option that will bring joy to those who receive it for years to come. Since there is no shortage of animals needing homes, gifting a pet can actually be a mutually beneficial opportunity – the key is preparation. Adding a furry member to the family is an important and exciting decision, and one the whole family should experience together. So instead, San Diego Humane Society encourages giving a gift certificate for the cost of an animal adoption fee. Give a gift certificate for an animal companion --$25-$195. The best way to gift a pet is to involve the pet family and pet parent-to-be in the selection: treat them with a gift certificate that covers the adoption fee of an animal at a local shelter or rescue group. Also, this approach allows pet parents time to research what they’re looking for and adequately prepare for the arrival of a new companion animal. Gift certificates can be purchased at San Diego Humane Society’s on-site retail store, Muttique, at both its San Diego and Oceanside Campuses. To schedule an interview, con-

tact Kelli Schry at (619) 250-6801 or kschry@sdhumane.org.

Holiday Book Sale at the Center – Looking for holiday gifts for family and friends? Are they interested in past cultures? Or want to learn a new language? Or visit another country without leaving home? Check out the Holiday Book Sale at the San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027. The sale runs through Friday, December 23rd, from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday; and 10am2pm Saturdays. Contact Suzanne Moramarco, smoramarco@sandiegoarchaeology.org, or 760.291.0370. In addition, they have a wide variety of items that are in “like new” confdition that will be offered for sale in the Gift Shop, during Museum hours. There are books on Archaeology; the southwest-Pottery, Silver, & Kachinas; Easter Island, the Yucatan and far away places, autographed mystery novels and other fiction and non-fiction books, as well as gift certificates. Zumba December & Holiday Class Schedule – Be sure to schedule time for yourself during this holiday season! San Marcos, Tuesday, 5:15pm classes continue with no break thru the holidays. Saturday, 10:30am classes continue, except no classes on 12/24 & 12/31. Register for San Marcos classes at the Lake San Marcos fitness center. Buy a membership or a 10 class card. St. Mark’s Fitness Center, Gallery Room, 1105 Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos. Holiday classes December 17-January 2nd at the Iceoplex; 8:30am, Saturday, December 17th; 7:15pm, Monday, December 26th; 7:15 Wednesday, December 28th; 7:15pm, Monday January 2nd. Cost is $20 if purchased by December 11th or $8/each. Iceoplex, 555 W. Tulip, Escondido. Exercise for your Heart & Music for your Soul – Zumba with Friends.

Educational Foundation Preparing Future Leaders – This is an invitation for High School Seniors and College Students to attend a free Student Leadership Certification Program. The program will show students how to develop skills that will

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Reporting Problems Needing Attention

Need to report a streetlight out or notice a street sign down? Have you ever come across an abandoned vehicle and you didn’t know how to report it? Residents can contact the City to report a problem, such as a code violation, graffiti vandalism, a non-working streetlight, illegal dumping, and other city inquiries online at CityofVista.com under “Report a Problem”, or by calling the City hotline at 760.639.6177. The City’s new mobile app also provides real-time reporting of a problem needing attention. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play. Search “Access Vista”. With everyone’s help, the City can be even more proactive in enforcing code violations,

cleaning up graffiti, making sure streetlights are operating correctly, and keeping our city clean.

If you want to keep up with the latest news and happenings around Vista, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Sign up for bi-monthly e-newsletter with up-to-date information sent to your e-mail box. Whatever way you choose to stay connected to the City of Vista, we welcome it. You can even call us at 760.726.1340 and we’ll answer your questions by phone. Thank you for staying involved in our City and for your help in reporting problems that need attention.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood

Miracle on 34th Street

Why not take a break from the hustle and of bustle h o l i d a y shopping and enjoy a classic theatrical favorite staged in a unique setting? The Brooks Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street; A Live Radio Show” December 16th through 18th. This production is based on the Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast that aired on December 22, 1948 in a national CBS Broadcast. The story was originally told in a 1947 film written and directed by George Seaton and takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, focusing on the be beneficial for interviewing for a job, managing time and priorities, communicating and networking, effective problem solving through teamwork, dressing for success, and budgeting and money management. The class is scheduled for Friday, January 13th, from 9am-3pm, and is limited to 20 students. Students who complete the program receive a Leadership Certificate from North San Diego Business Chamber, a 5-star accredited Chamber of Commerce. To participate, you must submit an online application. For an application and questions, call the Chamber at 858.487.1767. Contact the San Diego North Educational Foundation, 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92127.

A Great Way to Spend a December Evening – There are all kinds of art at the Art Center; Charity Wings Art & Craft Center that is! The last Charity Wings art exhibit of 2016 is the result of an exploration by 7th grade students at High Tech Middle School in San Marcos. Our partnership with High Tech High North County is proudly continuing. The exhibit, “Cure or Curse?” will be on the gallery wall beginning December 15th and running through January 11th. The student-conceived opening reception is scheduled for this Thursday evening from 5-6:30pm. Come and enjoy

impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. Our local show is directed by Rosie Gordon with music direction by Deborah Dodaro. Show times are Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th, at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, December 17th and 18th, at 2:00 pm. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 N. Coast Highway and free parking within walking distance of the theatre is available in the garage located on the corner of Ditmar Street and Civic Center Drive. For tickets and additional information about this production, and others, please visit www.oceansidetheatre.org .

the students and their inspiring photography. They have a lot to say, both through their art and in the explanation of what has inspired it. If you can't make the opening, visit the center and enjoy the exhibit during the short time it's here. Most of the pieces are for sale. Purchasing student work benefits the programming at both the school and the art center and inspires and encourages young artists to continue exploring and sharing. In 2017, look for some great new partnerships with other community organizations; one of which is the San Marcos Branch Library. Watch for other events in the New Year!

HVCCA to Hold Tina Chong Concert Concert Pianist Tina Chong will be featured, and will be joined by Atlanta Symphony trombonist, Brian Hecht, for the Sunday, January 8th concert put on by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association. The concert will start at 2pm at the Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. All of the HVCCA concerts are held in the intimate Center Theatre with 400 seats, 15 rows deep. All seats are reserved. Tina Chong is an artist with pas-

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sion, infectious energy, and exciting programming. She has appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras all over the world and is a sought after recitalist and chamber musician in North America. Ticket prices are $30/adults; $20/seniors (65+); and $10/children, students, and active-military. Tickets are available at the CCAE box office; call 800.988.4253, or online at www.artcenter.org. Purchase tickets in person at the box office and you will not have to pay for handling and credit card fees. Special ½-off prices are available at www.goldstar.com/san-diego. More information about the program is available at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info or www.artcenter.org.

Toast of the Coast Accepting Entries – Who will be The Toast of the Coast in 2017? The Toast of the Coast is now accepting entries for the 2017 wine competition which will take place February 18-19, 2017. Hosted by the San Diego County Fair, The Toast of the Coast evaluates wines produced throughout the United States and Mexico. What makes this event unique in the world of wine competitions is the ability for wineries to actually sell product that will be poured during the wine festival, noted Director Rich Cook. “The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival is open to the public and will be held Saturday, June 10th, during the Fair and attracts more than 1,200 wine enthusiasts.” This year, in partnership with Albertsons|Vons, participating brands carried in Southern California will be featured in-store, creating excellent exposure opportunities to the San Diego wine consumer. Combined with the marketing exposure of The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival, this is

With our mobile IT service we can give you a free on site evaluation of your present set-up, make recommendations, provide quotes and get the ball rolling. You can pay for your new equipment in December and schedule pick up or installation at your convenience in the new year. We can make it pretty easy and stress-free; after all, we’ve been serving North County businesses from our location in San Marcos for over twenty years and we are officially “The Best Computer Store in San Diego” according to the North County Times 2016 readers poll.

“snoop” features embedded in Win10. Earlier this year Microsoft sought to trick Win7/8 users into taking the “free’ upgrade to Win10. When that tactic didn’t get the results they wanted they began to “hassle” Win7 users by bombarding them with updates and then slowing the update servers to a crawl. When that didn’t work, last month they simply started bundling the Win 10 “snoopware” into the Win7 updates... This action prompted many professionals in the PC service industry to recommend that users turn of the “Automatic Update” feature on their PC. Today’s Win7 “updates” have little to do with your security and a lot to do with Microsoft’s.

What do we recommend? There is no single answer. Windows 10 is basically the same as Windows 7. The changes are minor and easily accommodated. The “snoop” features aside, Win10 is not a bad OS. If the “snoop” features and the fact that Microsoft controls your PC don’t bother you and your favorite applications are compatible, then a new Win10 PC will work for you. As far as upgrading to Win 10 we recommend against it. An upgrade to Win10 gives you nothing and can cause major headaches. We will continue to sell new notebook and desktop PCs with Win7 or 10, your choice.

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On to another subject. Windows 10 with a 23% share of the worldwide PC user base continues to lag far behind Windows 7 with 48%. What has been even more worrisome for Microsoft is that these numbers aren’t moving. Win7 actually gained more market share than Win 10 in August and Sept as the majority of user upgrading from XP, Vista and Win8/8.1 chose Windows 7 rather than 10.

Many users, especially businesses, have snubbed Win10 because it offers no advantage over Win7. Others are skeptical of the invasive

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Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteers Needed for Vista - Are you retired? Bored? Looking for something to do? Something worthwhile and useful? Perhaps something fun and interesting…give us a call at 760-940-4434 and ask for the Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteer Recruiter. We are looking for men and women who meet the basic requirements; at least 50 years old, an American Citizen, and can pass a background check for our volunteer patrol service within the city of Vista. Candidates need to be available for an interview, then a background check, then do a short two-week academy. A marked vehicle is provided for a two-person patrol within the boundaries of the city of Vista. You will be authorized to place citations on vehicles that are parked illegally in handicapped parking and/or fire lanes, look for vandalism, graffiti, and other misconducts. Every day is different and exciting and above all, a direct support of our local law enforcement and the community of Vista.

Kiwanis Club Donates to ASYMCA Camp Pendleton – The Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista presented Christopher Keane with a $1500 check for the ASYMCA Camp Pendleton. He shared with Club members the many programs the ASYMCA has to help the military. Last year they assisted 56,650 members and families. Visit www.camppendletonasymca.org. Pictured from left, Mary Regan, President of Sunrise Vista Kiwanis Club, Christopher Keane, Exec. Director of ASYMCA, and Carol Brady, Kiwanis Club member. See Photo right:

Lena Fana and Joanie Boyd were inducted as new members in the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista recently. Lena is a self employed attorney in

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030709 The name of the business: Britnee Sapp Designs, located at 813 Warmlands Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Britnee Sapp 813 Warmlands Ave. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Britnee Sapp This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29/2016

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club, recently honored Lynn Eades for five years of active participation in club. Lynn currently chairs the club’s service project to support Ronald McDonald House. CWONC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and members focus on many issues that include women and children, the elderly, animals, the military and their families. Visit www.cwonc.org www.cfwc.org www.gfwc.org

Pictured, l-r: Alida Woodward, Diana Cook, Linda Ramos, Jeanette Shiel, Wanda Prosser Pictured from left to rightKathleen King and Lynn Eades

Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women’s volunteer organization and social

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031257 The name of the business: Harp Construction, located at 306 N. West El Norte Parkway, #426, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Denis W. Hobson 29591 Castle Creek Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Denis W. Hobson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031373 The name of the business: Premier Property Management, located at 3415 Core Panorama, Carlsbad, CA., 92009. This business is registered by: Angelina Wong 3415 Corte Panorama Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 08/20/2008. /s/ Angelina Wong This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031272 The name of the business: Vecino Market, located at 995 Postal Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: B & G Market, Inc. 50 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/08/16. /s/ Gihad Hamideh, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030109 The name of the business: Joannas Hair Design, located at 13339 Poway Rd., Suite #129, Poway, Ca. 92064 This business is registered by: Joanna Austria 1856 Gird Rd. Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joanna Austria This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15 and 12/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030097 The name of the business: Petite Pet Parlour, located at 1241 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Banafsheh Beihaghi 544 S. Ranch Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/21/16. /s/Banafsheh Beihaghi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029124 The name of the business: J B S Transport, located at 209 Woodland Pkwy Unit 120, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Harwinder Singh 209 Woodland Pkwy Unit 120 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Harwinder Singh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/09/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029763 The name of the business: Capara Gliding, located at 2270 La Costa Ave., #9, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Sam Pasha 2270 La Costa Ave. #9 Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/2016. /s/Sam Pasha This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/17/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029616 The name of the business: Rosa’s Kitchen Mexican Food, located at 530 Hacienda Dr., #102, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Rosa’s Kitchen Mexican Food Inc., 530 Hacienda Dr. #102 Vista, Ca.92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/25/2013. /s/Jeronimo Valeriano de Jesus, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2016-029634 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Advance Paint and Body Elite, Advance Paint & Body Elite, located at 2015 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA. 92054. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 6/7/2016 and assigned File no. 2016015661, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Michelle Alvarez 808 Sinkler Way 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/ Michelle Alvarez, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029635 The name of the business: Advance Paint and Body Elite, Advance Paint & Body Elite, located at 2015 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Raul Palamo 808 Sinkler Way Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Raul Palano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029075 The name of the business: Barron Concrete Pumping Company, located at 3221 Hidden Estate Ln., Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Ruben Barron 3221 Hidden Estate Ln Escondido, CA. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/6/06. /s/Ruben Barron This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/09/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028850 The name of the business: American Realty, located at 122 Civic Ct. Dr., #103, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Henry Evans 353 Skyline Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was1/9/82. /s/ Henry Evans This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Jr., Dronenburg Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2016 11/24, 12/01, 12/08 & 12/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030221 The name of the business: CorkysNoonCartoon, CorkysNoonCartoon.com, located at 909 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Corky’s Pest Control, Inc. 909 Rancheros Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/01/2016 /s/Harry A. Mizer, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15 & 12/22/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028911 The name of the business: McCormick Enterprise, 508 Tavern, located at 508 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Rachelle Kentner and Hector Estrada 159 Vera Circle Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Rachelle Kentner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 111/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030667 The name of the business: San Diego Senior Services, located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/16. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/302016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030984 The name of the business: Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures, located at 1489 Linda Sue Lane, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Pacific Rim Adventures, INc. 1439 Linda Sue Lane Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/11/11. /s/ James Lawson, CEO/President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028829 The name of the business: H G & Son’s Cleaning, located at 676 Vineyard Rd., Apt 210, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Holinda Gutierrez 676 Vineyard Rd. #210 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Holinda Gutierrez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030726 The name of the business: Hair Design & Nail Studio, located at 250-D West Crest St., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprise, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd., #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/30/16. /s/Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030606 The name of the business: Memories Party Rental, located at 808 Via Bella Donna, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose L. and Hilda Garcia 808 Via Bella Donna San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Hilda Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028562 The name of the business: KIRA Rescue, K9 International Rescue Association, located at 2846 Cazadero Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Susan C. Rhodes 192 Santa Clara Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/14. /s/ Susan Rhodes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030079 The name of the business: Coastal General Construction, located at 3234 Waring Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Raul Anguiano 3234 Waring Rd. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Raul Anguiano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030732 The name of the business: Santa Ana Fresh Mexican Food, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd. Suite N, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Julio Posada Lopez 1195 Caminito Amarillo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Julio Posada Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/01/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030210 The name of the business: Bethel Carpet Cleaning, located at 1030 Stephanie Ct., Spt 104, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose Roberto Gonzalez 1030 Stephanie Ct. Apte 04 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jose Roberto Gonzalez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030664 The name of the business: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc., located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/13/15. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

CITATION FOR FREEEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL Case Number AN15784 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. MELROSE DR. SUITE 130 VISTA, CA. 92081

To: MARCOS MARTINEZ DELGADO

You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department 25 at the court location indicated above on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM to show cause, if you have any, why ADRIEN JAYDEN AVILA, minor, should not be declared free from parental custody and control (*for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition.

You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above stated the judge will read the petition and, if requested, may explain the effect of the granting of the petition and, if requested, the judge shall explain any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: 11/28/16

Clerk of the Superior Court /s/M. Garcia, Deputy 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 12/29/2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030320 The name of the business: Fantastic Sams, located at 3915 Mission Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprises, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd, #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/23/16. /s/ Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029506 The name of the business: Soul Trotters, located at 1627 Sagewood Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Bradley D. Vilen 1627 Sagewood Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bradley D. Vilen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030128 The name of the business: Baseball Science Institute, located at 1330 Specialty Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Philip Wilson 17156 Pacato Way San Diego, Ca. 92128 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Philip Wilson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030927 The name of the business: Wild World Adventures, located at 4556 Lambeth Court, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: James L. Gross 4556 Lambeth Ct. Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/21/2010. /s/ James L. Gross This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030906 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 354 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030912 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 360 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030913 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 368 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028960 The name of the business: QFlowers, located at 176 W. Los Angeles Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Lonnie Graves 176 W. Los Angeles Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/16/16. /s/ Lonnie Graves This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029514 The name of the business: Hair-by Venecia. located at 142 N. El Camino Suite 116, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Venecia Valdez 505 W. Bobier Dr. #102 Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Venecia Valdez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031094 The name of the business: Blue Diamond Rentals, located at 360 N. El Camino Real #2A, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Blue Diamond Property Management, Inc. 360 El Camino Real #2a Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/2012. /s/ Samantha Easton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/06/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029678 The name of the business: Elle Kay Fit, located at 3330 Harding St., #F, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: Lia Kinn 3330 Harding St. #F Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lia Kinn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031161 The name of the business: California’s Finest Detail, located at 519 Ammnition Rd., #7, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Frank Jr., Perez 519 Ammunition Rd. #7 Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Frank Jr. Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

Notice is Hereby Given,

The Law Office of Willian L Conti, San Marcos, CA. is closed. Thirty days after the first publication of this ad, ALL Client Personal Files, are to be destroyed if left unclaimed by the Client of Record. To claim a Client File, Please E-mail, Keniebruns@cox.net and use: W.Conti. as “Subject”. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 1/01/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031516 The name of the business: RHR Austin Strategies, located at 547 Parsons Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069., This business is registered by: Juanita C and Asahel Hayes 547 Parsons Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Juanita C. Hayes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031350 The name of the business: Franchise Watchdog, Cool Kidz Watches, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Rd.#100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031451 The name of the business: InXpress, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr. #100,, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive. #100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was 5/2/2011. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/1216. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.


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