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December 17, 2020

Volume 50 - No. 50

by lyle e davis

“To live and die in Dixie . . . “ even if Dixie is in . . . Brazil?

It would seem so.

There is a substantial group of people who live in Brazil who proudly display the Confederate Flag and also, just as proudly, claim to be descendants from those folks who survived American’s Civil War and then emigrated to Brazil.

Here’s how it happened:

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In 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, a whole lot of defeated Confederate soldiers returned home to find their cities in ruins, their fields ravaged, their livestock slaughtered or confiscated. They , their neighbors, and their communtiy was being occupied by an invading enemy, those “damn Yankees.” Life, in their minds, could never be the same. What to do?

At about the same time, a rather wise ruler of Brazil, a fella named

Dom Pedro II, realized he needed folks who knew how to grow crops and livestock, who knew how to plant, grow and harvest cotton , who knew farming in all of its varieties.

So he put the word out: “Come on down and live the sweet life in Brazil! Great land, great weather, great people, the land of wealth! I’ll help with your cost of transportation, I’ll subsidize you to help you get started, and if you want to buy land to start your new homes, why, how does 22 cents an acre


It sounded right good.

Dom Pedro II had taken out newspaper ads throughout the South, selling the idea of emigrating to Brazil . . . and the ads were read with welcoming eyes, and hearts.

And so, with the war over, a number of Southerners left the region; many moved to other parts of the United States, such as the American West, but a few left the country entirely. The most popular

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destination for emigration was the Brazilian Empire, where slavery remained legal. In fact, Brazil would not outlaw slavery until 1888. Although a number of historians say that the existence of slavery was an appeal, Alcides Gussi, an independent researcher of State University of Campinas, found that only four families owned a total of 66 slaves from 1868 to 1875.

This brilliant Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II encouraged the settlement of the Confederados even as he worked to abolish slavery in his empire. He had offered safe harbors to Confederate ships during the war, and despite his personal opposition to slavery, had no qualms about inviting slaveholding rebel refugees to Brazil to cultivate cotton and help modernize Brazilian agriculture.

The advertisements in newspapers across the former Confederacy countered the sober advice of the captive Jefferson Davis and the defeated Robert E. Lee, both of whom discouraged their defeated troops from leaving the area.

But Dom Pedro II painted a picture of a wild and bountiful country ripe for settlement and friendly to slavery. To former Confederates, Dom

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Pedros message was enticing.

Thousands of Southerners were hooked. They immediately sold off their possessions and began to make their way to Dom Pedro’s realm. Many Southerners who took the Emperor's offer had lost their lands during the war, were unwilling to live under a conquering army, or simply did not expect an improvement in the South's economic position.

Between 1865 and 1885, almost ten thousand white Americans coming mainly from Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee ran ashore in the ports of Belém, Vitória, Rio de Janeiro and Santos. Eventually, many of them reached the region of Campinas, whose climate and lands are similar to those of the Southern United States. Confederate loyalists like Col. William Hutchinson Norris and Maj. Lansford Hastings led the way and many others followed their lead. Their descendents still honor them today.

No one has determined how many Americans immigrated to Brazil in the years following the end of the American Civil War. As noted in unpublished research, Betty

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Antunes de Oliveira found in port records of Rio de Janeiro that some 20,000 Americans entered Brazil from 1865 to 1885. Many immigrants renounced their U.S. citizenship and adopted Brazilian citizenship. Other researchers have estimated the number at 10,000. An unknown number returned to the United States when conditions in the South changed, as Reconstruction ended and the Jim Crow era began. Most immigrants adopted Brazilian citizenship.

The immigrants settled in various places, ranging from the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in Paraná in the south, and in the Amazon region, especially Santarém.

It wasn’t long before the Confederados, as they are known, settled in the area to the north of São Paulo, around present-day Santa Bárbara d'Oeste (Santa Barbara of the West) and Americana. The latter name was derived from Vila dos Americanos, as the natives called it. The first Confederado recorded was Colonel William H. Norris of Alabama, who left the U.S. with 30 Confederate families and arrived in Rio de Janeiro on 27 December 1865. The colony at Santa Bárbara d'Oeste is sometimes called the Norris Colony. Dom Pedro's program was judged a

And then there was radio . . .

I've just posted (above) a series of headlines in newspapers that show how a careless editor and/or proofreaderr can let major faux pas' slip by. But, it happened in radio as well. I spent 25 years in the radio industry. One example I can recall is an afternoon personality by the name of Bill Blough. He had a popular country western program at WMRO Radio in Aurora, Illinois. Besides doing his very folksy, very country, "Bill Blough Show," he also read the news on the hour and the half hour. One story dealt with a story in a foreign country where there had been both an earthquake and torrential rainstorms. Bill read the story and added the tag line . . . "the country is in Outer Chaos." (A part of China, perhaps?) The story read . . . "the country is in utter chaos." It happens.

As a side note . . . Bill never did know he had goofed. None of us told him. It would have ruined the future telling of the tale. Five days a week my body is a temple. The other two it's an amusement park.

The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under

success for both the immigrants and the Brazilian government.

The settlers quickly gained a reputation for honesty and hard work Soon, the aroma of Souther Fried Chicken began to fill the air . . .and the settlers introduced pecans and pecan farming to Brazil. The settlers brought modern agricultural techniques for cotton, as well as new food crops, which spread among native Brazilian farmers. Some dishes of the American South were also adopted in general Brazilian culture, such as chess pie, vinegar pie, and the aforementioned Southern fried chicken. Southern accents were plentiful as the settlers were determined to only speak English and to hunker down in colonies comprised of themselves. At least that’s what happened initially. The early Confederados continued many elements of American culture, for instance, establishing the first Baptist churches in Brazil. In a change from the South, the Confederados also educated slaves and black freedmen in their new schools. A few newly-freed slaves in the United States emigrated alongside their Confederate counterparts and in some cases with their previous owners. One such former slave, Steve Watson, became the administrator of the sawmill of his

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the laws they've passed.

I went to Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska. We were known as the Benson Bunnies. All my life, I have been teased about being a Benson Bunny. I can remember how the PA announcer struck fear in the opposing teams whenever he'd announce our football team . . . "Now taking the field, the Benson Bunnies!"

Well, lemme tell ya . . . there are other high schools with monikers just as bad: There are, in no particular order -

The New Braunsfels, TX Fighting Unicorns The Hoopeston, Illinois Cornjerkers The Brewer, Maine Witches The Polkka, West Virginia Polka Dots ... and just down the road The Poca, West Virginia Dots The Santa Cruz, California Banana Slugs, and The Akron University Zips I'm just sayin' . . . .

The English Plural

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.

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Social Butterfly

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mountain range took on the name Smith in 1867 when Joseph Smith was murdered. Smith -- not to be confused with the founder of Mormanism -- was the first white man to homestead on the mountain top. He arrived in San Diego before 1850, had visited the mountain range during development of the Butterfield stage road, and was living on the mountain by 1859. He built his own adobe house, barn and smokehouse.

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The Disappearance of Smith Mountain - A high school student preparing a term paper recently contacted the Valley Center Historical Society and frustratingly declared, "I'm looking for Smith Mountain, and I can't find it. How could a mountain disappear?" he wondered.

The 17-year-old was correct; the mountain by that name was no more. Look at any vintage map of San Diego's North County and you'll see Smith Mountain clearly identified. But, by 1901, it had disappeared -- at least from local maps. So, who was Smith and what happened to the mountain bearing his name? Known today as Palomar Mountain, and for centuries earlier by Native Americans as Paauw, the

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former owner, Judge Dyer of Texas. When Dyer returned to the US, due to homesickness and financial failure, Dyer deeded his remaining property, the sawmill and 12 acres, to Watson. In the area of the Juquiá valley there are many Brazilian families with the surname Vassão, a Portuguese adaptation of Watson. The first generation of Confederados remained an insular community. As is typical, by the third generation, most of the families had intermarried with native Brazilians or immigrants of other origins. Descendants of the Confederados increasingly spoke the Portuguese language and identified themselves as Brazilians. As the area around Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and Americana turned to the production of sugar cane and society became more mobile, the Confederados moved to cities for urban jobs. Today, only a few descendant families still live on land owned by their ancestors. The descendants of the Confederados are mostly scattered throughout Brazil. The descendants foster a connection with their history through the Associação Descendência Americana (American Descendants Association), a descendant organization dedicated to preserving their unique mixed culture. The

kill Smith, after which locals renamed the mountain range in memory of its first settler. By 1901, however, a petition had circulated asking the United States Board on Geographic Names to restore the name Palomar. On December 19, 1920, the U.S. Postal Service recognized Palomar Mountain with a local post office branch. For centuries, the mountain range had been known to local Indian tribes as Paauw. The word Palomar appears to have been first mentioned in 1840 in the diseno (a rough map used in early SpanishMexican land grants) for the Warner Ranch Agua Caliente. In early references, Spaniards called the area Sierra de Palomar due to huge flocks of pigeons (dovecotes).

There is no known photo of Joseph Smith, but the cabin he built in 1856 is shown here

Widely known as a cattle rancher and jack-of-all-trades, Smith was said to be well-educated. He was appointed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to the post of Judge of the Plains in 1862 (more on that below), served as superintendent of the first Overland mail route and oversaw construction of the Butterfield Stage Line on the north side of the mountain which was completed in 1858. He developed the first road along the steep slope of the mountain over which ox carts could travel.

Rumors that he had gold hidden away caused a young ranch hand to

Confederados also have an annual festival, called the Festa Confederada, dedicated to fund the Campo center. The festival is marked by Confederate flags, Confederate uniforms and hoop skirts, food of the American South with a Brazilian flair, and dances and music popular in the American South during the antebellum period. The descendants maintain affection for the Confederate flag even though they completely identify as Brazilian. Many Confederado descendants have traveled to the United States at the invitation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an American descendants' organization, to visit Civil War battlefields, attend re-enactments, or see where their ancestors lived. The Confederate flag in Brazil has not acquired the same political symbolism as it has in the United States. Many descendants of the Confederados are of mixed race and reflect the varied ethnic groups of Brazilian society in their physical appearance.

Then-Governor, later US President, Jimmy Carter visited the region in 1972. While in Brazil, Carter also visited the city of Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and the grave at the Campo of a great-uncle of his wife Rosalynn. Her relative was one of the original Confederados. Carter remarked that the Confederados sounded and seemed just like Southerners.

Smith's tenure as Judge of the Plains recalls a job title that no longer exists. Created in the era of common cattle thefts, the judge decided disputes over ownership of cattle, horses and other livestock. He attended the yearly roundup and branding of such livestock, and recorded each transaction. Smith was buried at a site near his home called High Point. Since he had no known heirs, his property reverted to the County Public Administrator which sold it.

For more information, contact the Valley Center History Museum via

Campo Cemetery with its chapel and memorial, in Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, is a site of memory, as most of the original Confederados from the region were buried there. Because they were Protestant rather than Catholic, they were excluded from the local cemeteries and had to establish their own. American contributions to Brazilian Life

The American immigrants introduced into their new home many new foods, such as pecans, Georgia peanuts and watermelon; new tools such as the iron plow and kerosene lamps; innovations such as modern dentistry, modern agriculture, and the first blood transfusion; and the churches non-Catholic first and Presbyterian, (Baptist, Methodist). The immigrants also established public schools and provided education to their female children, which was unusual in Brazil at the time.

The descendants maintain affection for the Confederate flag even though they all consider themselves completely Brazilian. Modern Confederados distance themselves from any of the racial controversies. In Brazil, the Confederate flag has not previously had the racial stigma that has been attached to it in the United States. Many descendants are of mixed-race and reflect the varied racial categories that make up Brazilian society in their physical appearance.

mail, email at museum@vchistory.org or by calling (760) 749-2993. The museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but a volunteer responds to all inquiries.

Merry Makers Fair Continues in Downtown Oceanside - The Fifth Annual Merry Makers Fair featuring an array of handcrafted and artisanal goods will continue in Downtown Oceanside. Moving to Downtown Lot 35 at Pier View Way and North Tremont Street, the location of the sunset Market Main Stage, this free Shop Local Oceanside pop-up market will feature select area makers and live holiday music from 10am to 4pm. Operating under the County guidelines, this event will be no-touch, outdoors and socially distanced with hand sanitizer stations. Face coverings will be mandatory for all makers and shoppers.

Support local businesses through December 20th by downloading the 2020 Downtown Coupon Book full of discounts and promotional giveaways during Shop Local Oceanside. Enter the Color the Sea Coloring Book Contest and social media giveaways on Instagram for a chance to win products or gifts cards provided by businesses and restaurants. Visit the website at ShopLocalOceanside.com, contact www.MainstreetOceanside.com, or call 760.754.4512.

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Comments from some of the original Confederarores and/or today’s descendants: On the Battle flag of the US Confederacy:

"...My father took part in the 1st Battalion that left Gonzalez. He was hurt in a battle in Virginia and sent back home, but he soon afterwards recovered and went back to the war. He was confined to prison and released. He returned home and once again returned to the battle field. "... “In those days of shocking terror, both rebuilding and staying there turned impossible. Daily crimes surrounded us and there was nothing we could do..." From another modern day descendant, recalling his family history:

"Our farm was beautiful, had several acres, good houses, horses and cattle. We had a corn mill, cottonbenefiting machineries (...) The Brazilian government received us very well, hosted us on the Immigrant Hotel, thus giving us shelter and food. It was my duty to explain that we were not immigrants. We were refugees. War refugees." And yet another . . . "I have sugar cane, cotton, pumpkins, squash, five kinds of sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, cornfield

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The Paper Nominee for Medal of Honor is Escondido Resident

Retired Navy Captain Royce Williams has been nominated for the nation’s highest award, the Medal of Honor.

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astically endorsed by the state American Legion and overwhelmingly approved at the group’s national convention in 2017.

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craft carrier USS Oriskany to intercept seven Russian MiGs headed toward them from a Soviet base in Vladivostok.

After downing the first MiG, Williams couldn’t confirm his kills. “I was too busy to start counting. I would fire at a plane and then someone else would be on my tail and I had to maneuver and I couldn’t tell what happened to the plane I shot,” he says.

Navy pilot E. Royce Williams shot down Russian MiGs in a "top secret" mission that has since been de-classified after having been kept secret for 50 years.

Captain Williams, a resident of Hidden Meadows, just north of Escondido, was recently honored by members of American Legion Post 416 in Encinitas who want to shed light on the retired Navy captain’s distinguished service. They are campaigning to get him the Medal of Honor while he is still among us. The effort has also been endorsed by Retired Navy RAdm. Doniphan Shelton, who is actively campaigning to get a Medal of Honor presented to pilot E. Royce Williams, 95, whom many refer to as "the forgotten hero of the forgotten war." “Four MiG-15s down over a period of time is one thing, quite another when those four are downed in one historic 35-to-38minute aerial engagement of one F9F-5 against seven very superior MiG-15s,” says Shelton, who lives in Del Mar. In addition to the Encinitas American Legion Club the effort has been approved by the regional American Legion district, enthusi-

Navy pilot E. Royce Williams shows the hole ripped in his Panther plane by a 37 mm shell during a dogfight with seven Soviet MiGs on Nov. 18, 1952, when he was a Navy lieutenant.(Courtesy photo)

Escondido Mayor, Retired Marine Colonel Paul ‘Mac” McNamara attended and recognized Captain Williams as “an unsung hero!” Williams, now 95, spent 37 years forging a highly regarded career in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1980. But it was one dog fight — about 35 minutes long, on Nov. 18, 1952 — that made him a hero.

On Nov. 18, 1952, Williams and three other Navy F9F-5 Panther pilots were dispatched from the air-

Local business owners pledge resistance to latest health orders

After San Diego County announced a second stay-at-home health order on Dec. 6, some business owners have responded with pledges of resistance.

Local establishments have posted declarations of defiance on social media, claiming the order violates their constitutional rights and receiving support from individuals across the country.

In Escondido, the business “Koffie,” a small coffee shop publicly declared, “[we] will not be closing… Let’s stick together, have courage, and stand with us.”

Roxy Encinitas restaurant posted a sign on Dec. 7 at its host stand reading, “Roxy is proudly remaining open for business as part of a constitutionally protected peaceful

An Oceanside First: A Latina Mayor, and A Female Mayor

Oceanside City Councilwoman Esther Sanchez will have become Mayor Sanchez as of this past Tuesday. Sanchez has often been on the losing side of 4-1 and 3-2 votes. “I see myself as a bridge,” said Sanchez, 64, in an interview last week.

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protest/assembly against unconstitutional illegal government orders.”


“We’re doing everything safely. We’re serving outside and take out,” Vrakas said. “Everyone’s jobs are essential. We are trying our hardest to maintain the health and well-being of our staff through the holiday season.”

Mayor Paul McNamara of Escondido confirmed that the City of Escondido, just like every other city, does not have the power to enforce the orders. “We’ll only respond if a complaint is filed with the city office,” he said . . . “and then we will only have a code enforcement officer visit the business and advise them there has been a complaint filed. But we do not issue a citation, we do not order a fine against the business.”

Roxy owner Paula Vrakas spoke about the restaurant’s struggle to remain open following the county’s recent mandate.

Man About Town

After landing back on his carrier, Williams was uninjured. His Panther, however, was in very bad conditionn with 263 holes, including a gash nearly a foot long.

Vrakas fears businesses will permanently close before next year if they are not permitted to remain open.

Since many North County cities do not have the means to monitor local businesses, many wonder how the county’s Safe Reopening Compliance Team, comprised of 21 code enforcement officers and eight sheriff’s deputies, will enforce the latest stay-at-home order.

Currently, there are more than 86,000 businesses in San Diego County.

According to the County’s Health & Human Services Agency, the Compliance Team was established in August to enforce public health orders.

The task force will rely upon assistance from local law enforcement and the general public, who may report businesses or organizations in violation of established orders via a “snitch line” (858) 694-2900 or email at SafeReopeningComplianceTeam@

The Compliance Team hosts weekly phone conversations with individual cities, providing the names of businesses issued ceaseand-desist letters, which are also available online.

Unofficially, the city of Escondido appears to be very sympathetic with local business owners. A number of city officials will confirm privately that they don’t see how businesses can survive with the mandates laid down by Governor Newsom. “And we need those businesses,” the officials say, “they are the lifeblood of our community.”

According to Capt. Herbert Taft, of the Sheriff Department’s North Coastal Station, deputies have two options if local law enforcement agencies (not the county’s Compliance Team) receive a complaint or comes upon a business disobeying the public health order. Deputies can either verbally inform the establishment they are in violation of the health order or

Letters to the Editor The Paper as a Forum

Letters to the Editor. California is fast heading off an economic cliff and Governor Gavin Newsom is driving the car! With the latest "on-again-off-again" shutdowns of our outdoor dining establishments, countless San Diego County restaurants just won't survive this time: the lives of families, children, and parents will be further, and permanently, destroyed financially and emotionally. I'm all for safe protocols but outdoor restaurant dining comprises less than 3.5% of the total picture of Covid19 transmissions, so why are we sacrificing them like slaughtered

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immediately hand the case off to the Compliance Team, it’s at the discretion of the deputy. “It is easier for the Compliance Team to handle enforcement rather than our own deputies,” Taft said. “Unlike our station, they have court-appointed deputies who are able to serve cease-and-desist orders, while we legally can not.” The Compliance Team consists of of only 35 individuals and they are expected to enforce the law for 86,000 businesses within San Diego County . . .which most observers agree, is not realistic.

It is unknown how effective and strict the Compliance Team will be in enforcing the stay-at-home order through the holidays and even Taft could not predict the team’s ultimate success nor businesses’ willingness to comply. “People just want to stay in business and provide for their families, hire their employees and they feel desperate. This is a tremendously difficult situation because we both want to protect public health and also save small businesses,” said Mayor McNamara.

“I think many recognize there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine,” McNamara said. “But the reality of what exists now is that for three more weeks, businesses will be severely impacted, especially restaurants.”

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peas, snap beans, butter beans, ochre, tomatoes and fine chance at tobacco. I have a great variety of fruits on my place. I have made enough to live well on and am better pleased than other." And another . . .

"I remember when I was 4 years old, I was lost in a textile factory and I couldn't tell the people anything because I only spoke English," recalled an engineer and third-generation descendant. "I didn't learn Portuguese until I started school." And another descendant . . .

"They came here because they felt that their 'country' had been invaded and their land confiscated," said great-granddaughter of the original McKnight family that moved to Brazil from Texas, "To them, there was nothing left there. So, they came here to try to re-create what they had before the war. I grew up listening to the stories. They were angry and bitter. When they talked about it, moving here, the war, leaving their homes, it was always a very sore subject for them." Recent immigration

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Reuters. "And a lot of Confederate flags everywhere, all over the place."

Despite being six or seven generations removed from their antebellum ancestry, many local Brazilians still maintain strong ties to Southern culture, and proudly wave the Confederate flag. But for them, Levine says, the flag is much more of an ethnic symbol than a political one.

"They see themselves as ethnically American to some degree," he says. "At an Italian festival, you would see people waving an Italian flag. Or on Saint Patrick's Day you see people waving the Irish flag. They see it that way. They don't have any political affiliation to it whatsoever." "A lot of people who are descendants of these confederates have African blood as well, so you'll see at the party people with dark skin waving the Confederate flag."

The banner is everywhere - kids wave mini-flags and women wear Confederate flag dresses. "You know, the symbolism is totally lost on them, but for us it's quite a contrast," Levine says.

The South American country has grown into a major agricultural exporter. It is the second largest exporter of soybeans after the United States. In the last five years, millions of hectares have been newly planted in Brazil. Growth has been especially high in Central States with grassland known as "cerrado". It usually gets rain in summer and is dry in winter. The debate over flying the Confederate flag has reignited in the US, but the American South isn't the only place in the world you'll see the emblem - it's also proudly displayed in the rural Brazilian town of Santa Barbara D'Oeste.

"They all take part in stereotypically southern things like square dances, eating fried chicken and biscuits, and listening to George Strait," says Asher Levine, a Sao Paulo-based correspondent for

As a personal observation, I find it very difficult to carry on locally in a manner to which I have become accustomed.

I often would meet with Charlie Mitich, owner of Charlie’s Restuarant, and enjoy a cup of coffee and many laughts with him. He has a subtle wit and sense of humor that would reduce Evelyn and I to laughter almost everytime we’d visit with him. Even when they were serving in room, before the latest crackdown, Charlie would come out and say hello occasionally, but he very strictly observed the 6’ separation rule . . .where we used to sit across the table from one another. And he doesn’t stay and visit long. A shame. We really miss visiting with Charlies. Add to this the fact that we’ve gotten to be great friends with so many of the area restaurateurs . . . they are not only advertising clients but good friends . . . and to watch them and their staffs struggle . . . well, it’s depressing. Here you have folks who have invested their life savings, a lot of blood sweat and tears, and, most recently invested even more money in renting or buying tents to allow patio dining . . .and renting or buying heaters for when the weather turns cold . . . and then Governor Newsom comes in with his draconian stay at home order. One has to wonder where it will all end?

To increase profits, some farmers change what they grow. But some farmers in the American Midwest are changing where they grow. The Midwest is the traditional center of American agriculture. In Brazil, undeveloped land can cost two hundred forty dollars a hectare, or less. (One hectare is equal to 2.47 acres) That is a little more than one-tenth the cost of land in the Midwest. Some of the farmers see low-cost land in Brazil as a way to expand their operations. And it may serve other purposes. It may help keep farming in the family, by letting other family members have their own farm. Crops like soybeans and cotton grow well in Brazil's climate.

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A shout out to area chiropractors:

Descendants of American Southerners wearing Confederateera dresses and uniforms perform during a party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Santa Barbara D"Oeste, Brazil, April 26, 2015.

Col. William H. Norris was one of the most prominent men who led efforts to settle beyond the reach of the victorious Union. A former state senator from Dallas County, Alabama, a grand master of the masonic Grand Lodge in Alabama, and a veteran of the MexicanAmerican War, Norris decided that a free United States was no place for his family.

Col. Norris and his son Robert arrived in São Paulo state in southeastern Brazil in December 1865. The Norrises purchased three slaves and 500 acres of land near Santa Bárbara d’Oeste. By April 1866, their families had also made the journey. William and Robert then

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Last Saturday I had coffee with dear friend, Dick Huls, a retired pastor who has a column every month in The Paper. When we finished coffee I could barely walk back to my car. My left knee had somewhow locked up on me and I had to use a cane to just get to my car.

I headed over to The Joint, a chiropractor service in the Target Shopping Center in Escondido. I limped in (literally) and less than 15 minutes later I walked out with absolutely no pain. I’m a big believer in chirorpractic.

In Escondido, indeed, in North County, we have a number of outstanding chiropractors.

Another good friend, Dr. Steve Heilman, has chiropractic offices in Escondido. He has helped me chase away both the pain from sciatica and to lose a bad case of vertigo, thanks to his chiropractic adjustments. If it’s during the week, I call Steve for an appointment. He’s not open on weekends so I head to the Joint if I need an adjustment. I urge you, if you’ve got some aches and pains, to check with a chiropractor. They can often chase the pain away and help restore your body, your muscles, ligament, bones to where good old Mother Nature intended them to be.

In fact, if I were a young man looking for a profession I’d seriously consider becoming a chiropractor. A word to the wise and all.

Another area that is not only superb at reducing pain (as in tooth-aches) but also very proficient in helping you to look your best is that of dentistry. Here again I have a number of good friends who are dentists.

I met Dr. Herb Lowe, then practicing in Escndido, now in San Marcos, when he and I were both members of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club. A great guy and superb dentist . . . always with a great smile and personality. To this day he works on Evelyn’s dental needs. Meanwhile, another great dentist pal is Greg Hurt . . . who heads up the San Marcos Dental Center. I’ve written about Dr. Hurt many times and what a brilliant job he did on several root canals.

Was just chatting with Dr. Hurt last week and he asked me to pass along a reminder that if you have dental insurance, please call the office ASAP and use those dental benefits before the end of the year so you don’t lose them. His office is quite busy and heavily booked but I have a hunch if you tell him or his staff that you’re calling on the recommendation of The Paper, they’ll do everything they can to get you an appointment. Evelyn and I have a little bright spot still glowing this holiday season. We got some bad news about three or four weeks ago that Cindy, our Chug (chichuhua/pug mix rescue pup) had lymphoma return. Evelyn noticed she was listless, out of sorts, and had some lumps on her chest area . . .she quickly checked with California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad; sadly, they confirmed the lymphoma had returned. The sadness was shortlived, however, as one week later after only one chemo treatment the vets confirmed the lymphoma was again in remission. She has to have four more rounds of chemo but then we are hopeful it is behind us . . .and her.

We think of our two pups, Cindy and Trixie (whom Evelyn insists on calling “Amber”) not as dogs but as “our daughters.” (And only those who own pups will truly understand the lengths to which we will go to preserve their lives and let them live life to its full term.)

And, yes, Evelyn does spoil them rotten. I have been a little bit guilty in that department as well’. I suspect we all have taken notice of how much our lives have changed, going through a pandemic. In addition to the gross inconvenience of not being able to regularly visit our favotire eateries, as mentioned earlier, a lot of other things have changed as well. I’m a hugger. Always have been. I can’t hug folks now. Bummer.

I used to enjoy football games, particularly college football. Not so much anymore. My Nebraska Cornhuskers are having a horrible year and playing badly . . but many other college games just aren’t very interesting anymore. I hope the vaccine(s) that we’ll soon see will be the light at the end of the tunnel and life gets back to near normal.

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began a letter-writing campaign urging their friends and former neighbors to join them.

Within a few years, more than half a dozen Confederate settlements were established in the states of Pará, Paraná, and São Paulo.

Maj. Lansford Hastings spread word of the Confederate outposts in Brazil. Hastings, an explorer whose guidance had led to the disastrous Donner Party incident, published The Emigrant’s Guide to Brazil in 1867, a sensational travel book that promised unlimited wealth to those Southerners brave enough to strike out for themselves in Dom Pedro’s empire. As the United States moved on from the horror of the Civil War, the unreformed Confederados, as local Brazilians called them, made every effort to preserve the illusion of life as it had been. They practiced Protestant Christianity, cooked Southern food, spoke English, and fiercely resisted the temptation to blend into the local population, steadfastly keeping themselves separate and distinct. Slaves made up nearly half of the population of Brazil in the 19th century, attracting Southerners who sought to carry on the exploitation of slave labor.

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exacted revenge for their humiliation on their former slaves. To many struggling Confederados, this was more than they could have hoped for: the restoration of racist supremacy in the South. Although the 10,000 to 20,000 Confederados failed to build their longed-for Confederate holdout, they nevertheless left a deep and lasting impression in the country they helped settle, with their contributions seen for years afterward in agriculture, technology, and society.

It’s likely that Norris’s Villa Americana would have failed just as the other Confederado settlements did if not for the presence of one of Brazil’s earliest and most important railroads nearby, allowing the settlers to export their cotton and helping the country turn into a world leader in textile production. But even today, as their numbers dwindle and their descendants speak more Portuguese and identify as Brazilian, the Confederados gather each year to celebrate their ancestry.

“We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose greatgreat-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” The motto of the organizers: To Live and Die in Dixie.

From the beginning, the success and endurance of the Southerners’ colonies hinged on their ability to purchase and control slaves. The South and Brazil had long held slavery in common. In fact, by the mid-19th century, more than 40 percent of the victims of the Atlantic slave trade had ended up in the vast sugarcane fields of Brazil, where the fruit of their labors was gathered to sweeten coffee and tea in houses and cafés across Europe and North America.

But even though Southern emigrants arrived in Brazil with the patronage of the emperor, they succeeded in buying very few slaves. The Confederados spoke little Portuguese, and with insufficient funds and no personal connections in Brazil, they failed to purchase enough human lives to succeed in resurrecting the plantation agriculture system. Norris’s Villa Americana in 1906.

Perhaps the most significant reason for the failure of the Confederate diaspora was the failure of the Reconstruction.

In 1877, federal troops were withdrawn from occupation duties in Southern states, taking with them the best protection freed black citizens had. With federal authorities out of the way, Jim Crow began as Southern politicians regained their power and

People dancing in Confederacyinspired outfits at the celebration last month.

(Brazilians who define themselves as black or mixed race make up nearly 51 percent of the country’s population, according to Brazil’s 2010 census.)

“I’m here just because I just love America,” said Sergio Porto, 38, a worker at a truck parts factory in São Paulo who was wearing a Confederate bandanna and a T-shirt saying “Hillbilly Treasure.” Mr. Porto explained that he was part of a subculture in Brazil that exalts the rural culture of the Southern United States and listens to Brazilian bands that perform country music in English instead of Portuguese.

Marcelo Sans Dodson, the president of the organization here representing descendants of Confederates, defended using symbols of the Old South to celebrate the heritage of Brazil’s Confederados. “For us,” he said, “the Confederate flag sym-

. Whistling Dixie . . . in Brazil Cont. on Page 7

December 17, 2020

It’s way past time to fix EDD

The Employment Development Department (EDD) has clearly not been up to the task of providing unemployment benefits to the millions of Californians thrown out of work when the COVID-19 pandemic struck,

That’s why I joined several of my Republican colleagues on December 7th, the first day of the new session, to introduce a package of bills aimed at making EDD more efficient and more secure. My bill, AB 24, will ensure that claimants quickly receive decisions about their applications by requiring a response from EDD within 30 days, or within 15 days when follow-up information is requested. Other legislation will establish an advisory committee to provide oversight and accountability at EDD, along with anti-fraud measures requiring EDD to cross-check claim information with state and county correctional inmate data. Still another anti-fraud measure will require EDD to stop including full social security numbers in mailings to claimants, a practice that invites fraudulent claims. Because of bank glitches and concerns about fraud, another bill will allow claimants to receive their benefit payments by direct deposit instead of debit cards. In fairness to EDD and its employees who must deal with this crisis, the massive increase in unemployment claims would have overwhelmed any state agency. Even so, over half a year

since the crisis began, there is still a backlog of about 1.6 million cases, with many claimants waiting five or even six months to receive the unemployment insurance they have coming. And fraud, including false claims from convicted killers, rapists and other felons who have collected at least $400 million while in prison, is running rampant. In short, EDD’s response to this crisis has been a disaster. Millions of workers and their families have suffered an economic catastrophe because of EDD’s failures. This has to change, now! Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

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Last week, when Governor Newsom made the announcement of a new regional approach, I was hopeful. Over the past 8 months, I’ve been asking for the focus to be on ICU and hospital capacity and I was glad to see that he finally was changing the focal point. However, once again, he’s missed the mark.

The Governor and State did not consult with San Diego County and unilaterally implemented a “regional” approach that unfairly puts people out of work. San Diego has roughly the same population as entire states such as Utah, Iowa and Connecticut and to group us in with a “Southern California Region” with San Luis Obispo, Mono County and Los Angeles is unfair and unwarranted. Once again San Diegans are being punished! Still, we must be honest with ourselves; the numbers are rising.

Hospitalizations are increasing and ICU capacity is increasing. Now more than ever is the time to listen to the medical professionals. Continue to social distance, wear masks, limit gatherings especially indoors, when possible.

While San Diego County’s Public Health Doctors and healthcare system have been handling the pandemic well, I wish the State would focus on the virus itself. Businesses, restaurants, churches and even playgrounds are not the enemy, but they’ve made it a choice. They’ve said, you can’t have these businesses open and protect people. I think that is short sided, I think we can do both. For a great GIFT idea anytime of the year Give a gift subscription to The Paper!

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bolizes family, unity, fraternity and friendship.” Brazil received far more African slaves than any other country in the Western Hemisphere, about 4.9 million through the Atlantic trade, while mainland North America imported about 389,000, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

“There’s an attempt by the Confederados to erase the interest in slavery as a principal motivation for their arrival in Brazil,” said Luciana da Cruz Brito, a Brazilian historian of slavery at the City University of New York.

In one example, Ms. Brito documented a case in which Charles G. Gunter, a former Alabama state representative, described in 1866 the acquisition of 40 slaves in Brazil for $12,500. That amount is thought to be cheaper than similar deals in the United States before slavery was prohibited. “Many of the Confederate immigrants were remorseless white supremacists,” said Maria Helena Machado, a historian of slavery at the University of São Paulo.

Another historian, Gerald Horne of the University of Houston, compared the Confederate migration to Brazil to an exodus of American Southerners after the Civil War to Fiji and other places in the Pacific, where they helped establish a trade in enslaved Melanesians and Polynesians. While the descendants are scattered around Brazil, the commemoration at the Cemitério dos Americanos even lured a few Americans who had traveled thousands of miles below the MasonDixon line.

“I feel right at home here,” said Stanley Hudson, 60, a lawyer from Dallas who had heard about the commemoration through the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an association of descendants of Confederate soldiers. Dressed in a captain’s uniform, he added, “You’ve got to admire them for maintaining the culture through so many generations.” Near the stage where couples practiced Fanci-Dancing, as a sign put it, vendors hawked T-shirts with the slogan “Rebel & Proud of It.” Everything on sale could be paid for with Confederate dollars obtainable at the entrance.

“This is a joyful event,” said Carlos Copriva, 52, a security guard who described his ancestry as a mix of Hungarian and Italian. He was wearing a Confederate kepi cap that he had bought online as he and his wife, Raquel Copriva, who is Afro-Brazilian,

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Chuckles Cont. from Page 2

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and there would be those, Yet hat in the plural would never be hose, And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren, But though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim! And then there is this . . .

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; Neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England. We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, Grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, What do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Christmas of Yesteryear in Southern Iowa

Today’s anticipated Christmas booty would never appear on the dreamscape of most youngsters during the 1940s or early 50s. What toy land wonders we didn’t know about in those days weren’t missed.

Comparatively speaking, post-war vintage toys were, at best, primitive. After the War, plastic was hard to get and metal of any kind was expensive. After the War, toys were, shall we say, fragile.

Fighting off Indians and robbers trying to win the American West. The biggest problem with six-shooters of the last half of the fourth decade (1940s) many toys, especially pistols, were made of compressed sawdust. We had to lay our pistols down on the ground ever so gently lest it break apart. More than one occasion Mom came to the rescue, but got the barrel glued back a bit crooked … sometimes she glued the barrel upside down. Roy, Gene and Hoppy would be shocked. The only gift Santa might bring that would be close to that of today were “Tinker Toys” … the “Legos” of yesteryear.

Gift ideas for Santa was limited because there was no television. Surveying hints for the big guy, as well as Mom and Dad were found primarily in store windows or in the annual Sears, Wards, or Spiegel catalogs. Somehow our requests were hinted to Mom and Dad. Of course, a little help from the U.S. Post Office was our backup for direct requests. Being “good” was always part of the bargain. Those items of joy neatly on display in stores had price tags. The price of $3.95 seemed to be the most popular number. As it happened, the price was just a tad out of our Dad’s budget range.

Having lots of presents under the tree measured the amount of joy you expressed. If you were lucky enough to get a “biggie,” then it occupied a place of honor unwrapped displayed among a pile of gift-wrapped goodies. On lean years, Mom would increase the gift count by separately wrapping socks, making the big day seem more abundant than it really was.

Electric trains were high on the lists for most-coveted items. While Lionel train sets were the most popular, no selfrespecting railroad man would be satisfied with anything but an “American Flyer.” Lionel train sets were powered via a “center” track — three total. “American Flyers” mimicked the real thing with just two rails. ‘Flyers” were authentic-looking in every respect. Mom didn’t understand such things. Dad did, but had trouble with a more expensive price tag. A Lionel set was around $14.95; An “American Flyer” commanded $19.95. Dad never made more than $2,500 a year, such extravagances’ at our house were out of the


Ironically, today if you could find either a Lionel or an American Flyer, they’d probably command a collector’s price tag in the hundreds of dollars. But, the Holy Grail on nearly every boy’s wish list was a “Red Ryder” air rifle. Mom said what nearly every mom did: “No! You’ll shoot your eye out.”

Remembering Mom and Dad at Christmas could be a bit of a challenge. Weekly allowance didn’t go very far. I got .50 cent a week, and my sister got a quarter. (So much for equal opportunity). If you had any money, it wouldn’t be enough to buy more than one item. For Mom there was always “Evening in Paris” perfume – for 50 cents it certainly wasn’t “Chanel No. 5” – more like Kids’ No. 001. (years ago when my sister was helping our Mom close up her house, a number of “Paris” bottles had been stashed away in keepsake manner. Ironically, the traditional kids’ parental gift of choice is still being made. As for Dad, we somehow managed to buy him a necktie … for a man who only wore one for weddings and funerals. Mom usually helped by giving us a dollar or three to buy him something. Dad went through a number of fashion seasons.

One year late in their married life, they had made some huge expenditure, causing Mom to tell Dad not to worry about getting her a gift for Christmas … you can see this one coming. Dad took Mom at her word, causing a very tense Christmas morning. Of course, as she always did, Mom remembered Dad with at least two or three presents. From that year forward, my sister and I made sure Dad had something for Mom under every tree. Throughout my years at home, I don’t think Dad ever shopped for anything at Christmas or birthday … Mom took care of that sort of thing. For those who annually watch Jean Shepherd’s movie, “A Christmas Story,” you get a picture of what Christmas was like in my hometown of Seymour, Iowa during the ‘40s and ‘50s. (On a personal note, in that movie, the 1937 Pontiac parked in the family’s driveway is exactly like my Dad’s car. Memories? You bet!

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“I’m thinking about 2050 and what Oceanside is going to look like,” she said. “We know we have to cut down on climate change and make some drastic changes in the way we do things. We are a coastal city and we depend on tourism, and that means we have to be cleaner. We have to have clean beaches and clean air to be that place that people want to visit.” Sanchez has fond memories of growing up in Oceanside’s Eastside neighborhood, a diverse, low-income area east of Interstate 5 and north of Mission Avenue.

Her father was born in Texas and moved to Eastside with his family when he was 7, and he lived in Eastside until he died in 2015 a few weeks short of his 85th birthday. Her mother, who died in 2017, was born on a ranch in Zacatecas, Mexico. When her mother was still a child, her family moved to Tijuana, where they lived in poverty for several years. Later, her mother went to South Oceanside to live with some cousins. “My dad got a job at Camp Pendleton as a warehouse man, unloading food trucks at the mess hall,” Sanchez said. “Mom’s first job was as a farmworker. Later she worked in a tomato (canning) factory, and then at a factory in San Clemente.”

Investment Lessons from 2020

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social, political, physical and environmental forces that have affected everyone. And, in some ways, our lives will be changed, perhaps permanently. But as an investor, what lessons can you learn from 2020? Here are some to consider:

The markets look ahead. Here’s something many investors discovered in 2020: Investment prices don’t always move in the same direction as the overall economy. This might not have seemed apparent right after the COVID-19 pandemic struck in mid-February, as the overall economy and the stock market took big hits. But just about five weeks later, the markets began a rally that lasted several months. During this time, the economy also recovered somewhat, but still remains on weak footing. What can explain this discrepancy

Her mother worked the swing shift, from 4 p.m. to midnight, in San Clemente so that one of the parents could always be home with the kids. “My folks were always giving of themselves,” Sanchez said. “My mom knew what it was like to live in poverty, so she was good at saving money, and when she gave it was from the heart.” Her father became a leader in the community and worked with his neighbors to help get Eastside its first paved streets and streetlights.

“Those are things the people of that generation fought for,” Sanchez said. “They built Balderrama Park, and people gathered there for quinceaneras and weddings. To this day, Eastside kids still gather there.” Sanchez left Oceanside for a time to pursue her education. Aided by scholarships, part-time jobs and her parents’ savings, she attended Brown University, a prestigious Ivy League school in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban studies.

Sanchez then went on to law school and passed the bar on her first try.

Sanchez says she hopes her election as Mayor will prove to women in the Oceanside area that you can succeed in life and in politics, not necessarily in that order.

between the markets and economic activity? Essentially, economic numbers, such as the unemployment rate and gross domestic product (GDP), reflect what’s happening today, but the markets are always looking toward tomorrow, which means they are anticipating a stronger economic recovery and the results that come with it, such as greater corporate earnings in 2021. No one can say for sure what the future holds, but you can usually know the market’s opinion by its performance.

Opportunities will always exist for investors. Although the coronavirus seems unprecedented, the equity markets have rebounded from many crises before it. From war to global financial meltdowns, the market has seen it all. But even at the height of these events, when the markets might be most affected, individual segments or industries can do well. For example, in the current environment, when many people have been forced to work and shop from home, and get their entertainment online, it’s probably not surprising that some parts of the technology sector have seen their economic activity grow, along with their stock prices. Here’s the key point: Investment opportunities always exist, especially in times of market stress – and smart investors will find them and incorporate them into their portfolios in a way that’s appropriate for their goals and risk

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Patience and discipline can pay dividends. As mentioned above, the stock market dropped sharply in the weeks immediately following the pandemic, but then gained steadily for months afterward. Investors who tried to “cut losses” and exited the market likely did so at the wrong time and missed out on the beginning of the upturn. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon – investors who overreact to market declines often find themselves on the investment sidelines just when a new rally begins. Rather than being reactive in this way, you

may be better off sticking with a long-term investment strategy, and buying and selling investments only when it makes sense for your situation, such as when you need to diversify your portfolio.

For many reasons, it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything exactly like 2020 again. But some of the investment lessons we learned are applicable in every year – so keep them in mind for 2021 and beyond. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

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In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? We ship by truck but send cargo by ship... We have noses that run and feet that smell. We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway. And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language In which your house can burn up as it burns down, In which you fill in a form by filling it out, And in which an alarm goes off by going on. And in closing........... If Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?

An elderly married couple was at home watching TV. The husband had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and the porn channel.

The wife became more and more annoyed and finally said: "For god's sake! Leave it on the porn channel. You already know how to fish!" Farm kids in North Dakota

You can never underestimate the innovativeness of American Farm Boys: At a high school in North Dakota, a group of male students played a prank. They let three goats loose inside the school. But before turning them loose, they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2 and 4. School Administrators spent most of the day looking for No. 3.

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Now that 's funny, I don 't care who you are... And you thought there was nothing to do in North Dakota!

Ole and Lena went to the same Lutheran Church. Lena went every Sunday and taught Sunday School. Ole went on Christmas and Easter and once in a while, he went on one of the other Sundays. On one of those Sundays, he was in the pew right behind Lena and he noticed vhat a fine looking woman she was.

Vhile dey were taking up the collection, Ole leaned forward and said, "Hey, Lena, how about you and me go to dinner in New Ulm next Friday?" "Yah, Ole, dot vould be nice," said Lena.

Well, Ole couldn't believe his luck. All week long he polished up his old Ford, and on Friday he picked Lena up and took her to the finest restaurant in New Ulm. When they sat down, Ole looked over at Lena and said, "Hey, Lena, vould you like a cocktail before dinner?"

"Oh, no, Ole," said Lena. "Vat vould I tell my Sunday School Class?"

Vell, Ole was set back a bit, so he didn't say much until after dinner. Then he reached in his pocket and pulled out a pack of cigarettes. "Hey, Lena," said Ole, "vould you like a smoke?"

"Oh, no, Ole," said Lena. "Vat vould I tell my Sunday School Class?" Vell, Ole vas feeling pretty low after that, so he yust got in his Ford and

vas driving Lena home ven dey passed the Hot Springs Motel. He'd struck out twice already, so he figured he had nothing to lose. "Hey, Lena," said Ole, "how vould you like to stop at that motel with me?" "Yah, Ole, dot vould be nice," said Lena.

Vell, Ole couldn't believe his luck. He did a U-turn right then and there across the median and everything, and drove back to the motel and checked in vith Lena. The next morning Ole got up first. He looked at Lena lying there in the bed, her hair all spread out on her pillow. "Vat have I done? Vat have I done?" thought Ole. He shook Lena and she woke up. "Lena, I've got to ask you von ting," said Ole. "Vat are you going to tell your Sunday School Class?" Lena said, "The same ting I alvays tell dem. You don't have to smoke and drink to have a good time!" In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably wasn't the same damn elephant. This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming BS stories.

This is actually a good request to bring to God, considering God lives outside of our time domain. (He’s eternal). God says every day of our lives is recorded in His book.

Do you number your days?

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Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

he asks God to "Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom."

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The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

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wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom."

Time is an interesting idea. It’s been said, time stops for no one. Regardless of circumstances, it will continue. That is why I love reading books on time management. If we use our time well, we can make the most of it. Moses, in Psalm 90, asked God for some time management help. He needed help in all God called him to do. He had already acknowledged that our days would be approximately 70-80 years. About right, considering statistics show we live, on average, 78.7 years. Given this,

To “number our days”, we need to remember that each day has a purpose, regardless what that day holds. God works everything together for our good! Our lives are relatively short, but, if used wisely, can have impact on our world. Why not pause and ask God to help you manage your time, find work/life balance, and seize the opportunities He sets before you. With His time management and wisdom for our lives, we can profit by numbering our days. God gets the glory and we get the benefits!

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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 Rebecca Jones

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

There are many ways to prevent crime, but have you heard about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)? It is the design, maintenance, and use of the built environment to reduce both the incidence and fear of crime. CPTED involves the balanced application of these three principles: • Natural surveillance: allows people engaged in their normal activities to easily observe the space around them, as well as eliminating hiding places for people engaged in criminal activity. • Territoriality: provides clear designation between public, private, and semi-private areas and makes it easier for people to understand, and participate in, an area’s intended use. • Access control: a concept focused at decreasing criminal accessibility, especially in areas where one may not easily be seen by others. City staff is available for security consultations of both homes and businesses in San Marcos. To schedule a free security consultation in the new year, please contact Neighborhood Services Specialist Bebe Nares, (760) 744-1050, ext. 3168.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

I’ve been thinking a lot about this new COVID 19 restriction period recently imposed. Lots of folks are frustrated by it, myself included. I like to look at supporting data, and empirical evidence when making a decision, and candidly I don’t see clear linkages, at least in every case, that show cause and effect. We all can cite examples of things that don’t pass the common-sense test. For example, why can one school meet in a brick and mortar setting and another can’t.

Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t think they really know. At least not in absolute terms. But they do know some things and I believe they are trying their best to keep us all safe. Let’s face it, we didn’t need a pandemic to know that washing hands helps curb the spread of disease. So, I’m going to stop discussing their decisions, accept that they are not perfect, and just try to comply using good common sense. I’m leaving politics out of it, and I’m going to recommit to supporting our local businesses who are suffering the most. I would ask you to do the same especially supporting our local businesses.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

First-of -its-Kin d Shared Brewer y, Winery & Restaur ant

From historic downtowns to industrial parks, craft breweries continue to tap into the thriving beer business. The potential for profit in the craft beer industry is high, but startup and equipment costs can many times be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In order to help offset costs and grow the craft beverage industry, innovative business models have been popping up for breweries, wineries and distilleries alike. As part of this trend, a unique space called CoLab Vista will open its doors in February and will feature multiple craft beverage makers sharing a spacious tap/tasting room with an in-house restaurant. This innovative business model is a first-ofits-kind in the region and we welcome them to Vista!

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss

Loyal readers of The Paper: This will be my last column as I will no longer be Mayor of Oceanside. Thank you all and Merry Christmas!

Oceanside received a Recognition as the Utility of the Future in the performance area of Water Reuse, for innovative and forward-thinking practices that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added services to the community.

Oceanside’s strategy sets a goal of providing a 50% local water supply by 2030. This includes developing the first full-scale indirect potable reuse project in San Diego County, Pure Water Oceanside, which will provide an additional 4.5 million gallons per day of local potable water. Oceanside is also expanding the recycled water system through a multi-phased program that is estimated to make up more than 20% of the City’s water use, adding to the current 1.2 miles of recycled pipeline that distributes nearly 70 million gallons per year to golf courses and sports fields.

Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi,

Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

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Smiling at her husband, Ms. Copriva, 43, who works as a maid, gazed at the graves around them. “We know there was slavery in both the United States and Brazil, but look at us now, white and black, together in this place,” she said while pointing to the tombstones. “Maybe we’re the future and they’re the past.”

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home, eat, maybe watch TV or read and go to bed. No happy hour to enjoy, no business, civic, social or church meetings. Each day we learn of more San Marcos business owners who are throwing in the towel after years of doing business in our community. We see folks we’ve known for decades moving to Idaho, Wyoming and Texas. Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

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Twas the week before Christmas

A Christmas like no other. Six days a week we open the doors at our shop and pretty much do business as usual. Sure there are precautions that we have to observe like masks and social distancing but most of the time we are doing our jobs at our desks and workstations pretty much the same as we have for the past twenty five years. We are incredibly lucky to have so much normalcy in our lives. But when we close up shop at 6:00, reality sets in. There is no place to go and nothing to do but go

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Pala Casino is doing something right! Very right!

They are providing top entertainment for an otherwised entertainment starved public.

We attended the “Winter Dance Party” last Friday - featuring the tribute artists saluting Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. Dynamite Show! Top, friendly service from staff. All safety protocols enforced so you can feel safe at a Pala Casino event! Tickets are available for our concerts and events at the Pala Privileges Center, or by calling 1877-WIN-PALA and asking to be transferred to the Privileges Center. Our main concert areas are the Events Center and Starlight Theater.

While visiting Pala, you can purchase tickets at the Pala Box Office with no service charge. . No audio/video recording allowed.

Almost daily we hear announcements from companies like Tesla, Oracle and HP about closing operations in California and heading to more business friendly environments. There seems to be a generalized malaise over everything. A feeling of uneasiness and uncertainty. Life seems to have lost a bit of its flavor and joy. California seems to be on a downward slide with no end in sight, right? Well snap out of it. You may not like what’s going on, but right now there isn’t much you can do about it. What we need to do now is make the best of what we have. There will be plenty of time later to get rid of those Turkeys in Sacramento bent on ruining California and time to figure out how to make California great again. Right now those of us with extra time on our hands need to focus

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lambs? This was a needless and horrendous arbitrary decision totally lacking scientific data to back it up. Just north of us, in Los Angeles County, rational thinking is finally starting to prevail. Finally, Superior Court Judge James Chalfant agrees, and has tentatively ruled that Los Angeles County acted "Arbitrarily" when it banned outdoor dining. Hopefully, that "Ray of enlightenment and Rationality" will shine down here, also, in our San Diego County region! I wish to thank The Paper for allowing us the forum for we, the people, to express our right to be angry and announce our petition to recall Gov. Newsom, which is already underway. We successfully recalled California Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and we can do it again! Much praise to our North San Diego County 5th District Supervisor, Jim Desmond, whom we greatly admire. Also, The Paper gives us a rare forum to read the ongoing, weekly views of those we have elected to represent us, Mayors: Rebecca Jones (San Marcos), Judy Ritter (Vista), Paul "Mac" McNamara (Escondido), and Peter Weiss (Oceanside). And the four revolving pastors: Pastor Hal Seed, Richard Huls, Sam Brumit, Tom Fry. And the best damned writer you'll ever have: Friedrich Gomez (read his "Political Correctness Out of Control" cover story online in The Paper 8/27/20

on the positive things we can do, no matter how big or small. Binge watching a Netflix series can occupy your time but when it’s over there’s no feeling of accomplishment, only remorse for the wasted time. Doing jobs around the house, cleaning out the garage, renewing contact with friends and relatives are better ways to kill time and, when we finish, we feel good, not guilty. The Internet is a gateway to nearly all human knowledge. Making an effort to learn something new is its own reward. This is also a great time to reach out and help someone you know who may need a helping hand. Finding ways to “pay it forward” is a great way to overcome negativity and get back to living again. In truth, 95% of folks living this

planet would swap lives with us in a heartbeat. With all our troubles, we still have it pretty darn good. Our customers are constantly showing us new ways to keep connected and interested. Mandated restrictions have kept us physically apart from our friends, family, civic, business, church, and social contacts but the Internet provides the opportunity through Zooming and Skyping to maintain and even strengthen those relationships, all we have to do is make up our minds to use it.

Many people are coping well with the Covid restrictions, some not so much. If you need help to understand how the computer and the WWW can be used to make your life better stop in and we’ll show you

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which should be "required reading in all our schools"). If there is any civic or mayoral award for exemplary journalism, it should be bestowed on you, Mr. Lyle E. Davis, owner/publisher/editor of the weekly magazine called The Paper. Mr. Davis, you're simply the best example of a true clarion for "We the People," and should be so recognized for being a pillar of our society. You're a one-stop newspaper that serves all our needs! -- From Patrick Flannigan and the large Irish Clan & friends, North San Diego County and beyond. Semper Fi. We Need The Paper

With all the chaos and lost lives and economic ruin that Covid-19 is wreaking upon us, not to mention mental meltdown and depression, along with a California Governor who fails to lead by example, it seems Big Government has lost touch with us and we're left drifting without a compass, a rudder, or even hope. And then, I read in your publication that Friedrich Gomez' special, interactive Thanksgiving Day story brought workers together at a local banking institution (Dec. 3 issue of The Paper)! Miraculous and truly touching! In addition, I personally know of two schools who used that wonderful multiple choice quiz in their virtual (Zoom) classes! And three families who joined around their Thanksgiving Day table and shared

the joy and family fun of Mr. Gomez' quiz! One of those families was my very own. So the worst sin possible for you, Mr. Lyle E. Davis, publisher and owner of The Paper, is to ever think your weekly publication doesn't have an impact on the many anonymous lives out here in Reader Land. Because it does.

You may not always hear our voices, but we are all here, strong in numbers, but sometimes silent. So tired of the television news. Ditto the newspapers. It is such a relief, and escape from the drudgery of life to read stories like Friedrich Gomez' Benjamin Franklin, Superhero which is out right now (we just read it!). It's not a normal biography. Nor is it boring! It's unique, colorful, and impossible to put down! No where else can I read stories such as yours in your weekly magazine. I once asked our precious God-sent Friedrich Gomez, who inspires him as a writer? And his quick answer was: "Mr. Tom Morrow! Since I was young I was riveted and fascinated by his column in the old North County Times newspaper before it went dark!"

Then I wept with my large family when we read how The Paper inspired and motivated Friedrich Gomez to want to live after his near

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fatal accident (Nov. 26 issue of The Paper). So never, ever ask or even think if The Paper makes a difference in human life! That is unpardonable. Just ask the banks and credit unions, the schools who used his stories as fun Zoom lessons, and the families who chose "teams" and competed in his Thanksgiving fun quiz!

Mr. Lyle E. Davis, you have brought us such joy, hope, and a wonderful gift to help lead us out of the darkness through storytelling. We need you. We need The Paper in our lives. And by the way, Friedrich's story on Reincarnation (Dec. 3 issue of The Paper) was without question the most compelling, the most amazing, the most brilliant, and the most intelligent version I have ever read in my life! Regardless of what one's views are, The Paper gives us wings to fly above the problems of the world, if only for a brief time. We the people need such escapes from our wounds, death, and pandemic confusion. God bless you Mr. Lyle Davis. God bless you.

From Arlene Ann Tibbets and our social club, along with all your fans and supporters from Encinitas, Oceanside, Escondido, and Poway. More Applause for Friedrich

"awareness programs" that are made available to them. It is a Public Service Announcement (and duty) on our part to print this information in our next edition (if possible). Editor’s Note: Actually, we were aware of it as Pala had purchased additional ads to inform our readership of this wonderful service, but thanks to Friedrich, a devoted fan of Pala Casino for passing the information along.

Update: Word spread so rapidly about Pala Casino’s free covid19 testing that ALL appointment times are now at acapacity and Pala Casino is unable to accept new appointments for testing. This is a wonderful example of how Pala Casino has responded to the needs of the community and the community’s trust and faith in Pala as they respond to deal with the covid19 issue. The Paper has been advised that since Pala Casino’s Free Covid19 Testing is at acapacity through Christmas that patrons may call and inquire as to post-Christmas testing. (760) 292-6111 for information..

SAFER ENVIRONMENT FOR PATRONS: Pala has been testing its employees for at least a month now, so this also gives patrons further assurance & confidence when patronizing Pala.

Just finished reading "Benjamin Franklin" by Friedrich Gomez. A /s/ Friedrich Gomez, aka "White literary jewel. A rare keyhole Eagle" glimpse of an American icon which captivated me, entirely. His preceding Reincarnation cover work was a masterful stroke of genius. Nowhere have I read such brilliant reincarnation references such as with the Bible and other Christian For Advertising Information or to subscribe, scholars as was presented by this Call (760) 747-7119 gifted writer. As a former school teacher I am not easily impressed. I can assure you now, that I am greatly impressed! I can clearly and objectively understand why Mr. Gomez is greatly admired. Count me among the many. Social Butterfly Respectfully Yours, Geoffrey T. Lane Oceanside, CA 92056

Pala Does It Again!

TO: Lyle & Evelyn (Editor & Associate Editor of The Paper)

You may wish to publish in our next issue of The Paper about Pala Resort & Spa's "Free Covid-19" testing to the general public, a magnanimous goodwill gesture on the part of our close friends at Pala.

Pala is very proud of this free public service and it's incumbent with The Paper to let our vast readership know of this free Covid-19 testing! Our readership depends upon us in many ways aside from reading pleasure -- they also are kept informed of such benefits and

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Elizabeth Hospice Thanks You for Making A Difference - The Elizabeth Hospice is very grateful to everyone who supported them during the #GivingTuesday campaign. Thanks to you and the matching gift from an anonymous donor, more than $26,700 was raised.

Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided medical, emotional and spiritual support to people facing the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness. And for those who are grieving, the bereavement services help them find hope and peace after a loved one's death. We are there for anyone in the community who needs us. This vital work is made possible only through the kindness and gen-

erosity of people like you. It is a privilege for us to serve the community. Thank you for making this possible. With gratitude, Jean LooRusso, Chief Philanthropy Officer.

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Escondido Library Closed; Has Curbside Service - In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our staff and community, Escondido Public Library closed to the public effective Monday,

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Winner Camp Cancelled - In an abundance of caution, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has made the very difficult decision to cancel our upcoming Winter Camp, which was to be held 12/21/20 - 1/8/21. As you know, Governor Newsom has issued a very stringent Shelter-inPlace order in an effort to bring down the number of COVID-19 cases in California. In San Diego, the virus is continuing to surge negatively impacting the capacity of our local hospitals. Safety is our number one priority and we believe that closing of the winter break is in the best interest of our Club families and our local community. We will, however, continue our free Emergency Food Program during

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We will return on January 11th to resume our Back2School program. We look forward to seeing you all then. In the meantime, please continue to adhere to the Shelter-inPlace order and follow all CDC guidelines including: Wearing a mask; Frequently washing hands; Maintaining 6 feet distance from other people. Please take care and feel free to contact us at (760) 4338920 should you have any questions. Emergency Food Program - Winter Break Schedule: We will continue to offer our free curbside lunch program for youth under 18 during the winter break. We will provide two lunches and two snacks each pickup day. Please see the pick-up schedule below: Week 1: Mon., Dec. 21: 12:00-12:30 PM Wed., Dec. 23: 12:00-12:30 PM Week 2: Mon., Dec. 28: 12:00-12:30 PM Wed., Dec. 30: 12:00-12:30 PM Week 3: Mon., Jan. 4: 12:00-12:30 PM Wed., Jan. 6: 12:00-12:30 PM Fri., Jan. 8: 12:00-12:30 PM

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9018165 The name of the business: York’s BBQ Sauce with That Show Me State Taste, located at 13409 Midland Road #154, Poway, Ca. 92064. Registrant Information: York Christopher Young 13409 Midland Road #154 Powy, Ca. 92064 This business is conducted by an an individual. First day of business3/21/2013. /s/ York Christopher Young Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/04/2020. 11/26, 12/03, 12/10 & 12/17/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9019748 The name of the business: Infinity Scope; Infinity Scope and Grumpy Chef, located at 18275 Reata Way, San Diego, Ca. 92128. Registrant Information: Infinity Scope 18275 Reata Way San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 10/30/20. /s/ Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/03/2020. 12/17, 12/24, 12/31/2020 and 01/07/2021

Bonsall Woman's Club Holds Very Successful Christmas Fundraiser The Bonsall Woman's Club (BWC) held a three-day Christmas fundraiser, December 3, 4 and 5 in the Bonsall River Village Shopping Center. This successful campaign featured two 5' decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, themed baskets, and jewelry as part of a raffle. There was a large selection of one-of-a-kind and handmade crafts sold along with two sizes of poinsettias. The BWC's craft group tirelessly donated their time over the past year getting items ready for this fundraiser. There were also items for sale made by the widows in the White Rainbow Project.

A great deal for the success of this fundraiser was due in part to The Angel Society who was the Title Sponsor. Other sponsors included Platinum Sponsors Coldwell Banker Village Properties, Dr. ClaytonCooke, DDS, and Village Escrow Services, Inc. along with Youngren Construction who were Gold Sponsors. The Angel Society is a nonprofit philanthropy that raises funds for our community primarily through the operation of the Angel Shop. Located in downtown Fallbrook, this popular thrift store is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. There were many additional sponsors for the trees, wreaths, baskets, and jewelry, as well as the Angel Benefactors (BWC Membger donations), who contributed to the event's success. The BWC's Boutique Fundraiser Committee donated endless hours to put this fundraiser together. A special thanks to the River Village Properties for their continued support and generosity.

Ladies from all over North County San Diego and South Riverside County shopped during this three-day event. The BWC is a 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds will be donated to local charities and to the college scholarship programs. For more information, visit bonsallwomansclub.org.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-909474 The name of the business: Maia Botanicals, Chem Free Living, located at 1050 Chinquapin Ave., Apt. 11, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. Registrant Information: Lea Paanee Wester 1050 Chinquapin Ave., Apt 11 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Lea Paanee Wester Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2020. 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9018271 The name of the business: Yalda Brow Bar, located at 1001 W. San Marcos Blvd., # 150, San Marcos CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Yalda Bahar and Mustafa Wafa 526 Glen Heather Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 10/21/2020 /s/ Mustafa Wafa Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/05/2020 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 & 12/24/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9019223 The name of the business: CJL Fine Jewelers; CJL Jewelers; CJL Jewelry; CJL Fine Jewelry, located at 727 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 109, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant information: Capital Jewelry & Loan International, LLC 727 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 109 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 10/21/20. /s/ Alexander Korber, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/21/2020., 12/03, 12/10, 12/17 & 12/24/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9019718 The name of the business: Touch Stone Masonry, located at 2439 Mountain Crest Glen, Escondido, CA. 92027. Registrant Information: JLN Masonry, Inc. - Greg L. Fridell 2439 Mountain Crest Glen Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 8/1/2015. /s/ Greg L. Fridell, Vice President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/02/2020. 12/17, 12/24, 12/31/2020 and 01/07/2021

DAR Chapter Supports Family at Solutions for Change - "Breaking and Entering," normally a criminal offense, was happily permitted recently at the Solutions For Change residence facility in Vista. Adele Lancaster, Wanda Prosser, and Laura Horn, members of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), were joined in this operation by Brenda Ferich, Linares Chapter; Brooke Stewart, Colonel William Cabell Chapter; and several friends. Susan Ellisor, a longtime supporter of Solutions, and sister of Adele, spearheaded the record keeping of donations for a family of four. Participants divided into two groups of two hour shifts, for safe distancing. A Christmas tree, along with multiple gifts for each family member, was donated by the dozen women involved. Bedding, linens, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, food, all totaling well over $1000, greeted the family when they returned home. The breaking and entering has taken place each December for the past few years, and each family unit at the residence comes home to find the same kind of surprise. These are families who, for whatever reason, have found themselves homeless. Adhering to the program and learning life training skills, results in a productive life and more knowledgeable citizens.

This is one of the most fulfilling volunteer commitments that we make each year. The DAR is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who participated in some way in our fight for independence in the American Revolutions. Visit www.santamargarita.californiadar.org

Angel Society reps Louise Small and Chris Hawranik were Title Sponsors

.Everything was ready for the Christmas fundraiser.

Pictured Wanda Prosser, Sue Ellisor, Brenda Ferich, Brooke Steward, Laura Horn, Adele Lancaster

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BRENT S. BREWER Case No. 37-2020-00040842 PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Brent S. Brewer. A petition for probate has been filed by Lisa Brewer in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., Suite 330. San Diego, Ca., 92101-3105, Central Courthouse - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Lisa Brewer be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 1/27/2021 Time: 1:30 p. m. Dept: 502 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statues and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petioner:Daniel F. Morrrin, Esq. 4909 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 340 San Diego, Ca. 92123 Phone: 858.541.1777 12/03, 12/10 & 12/17/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9018633 The name of the business: SMYC; San Marcos Yoga & Wellness, located at 801 Grand Avenue, #4, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Katheen A. Quinn 246 Richmar Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an an individual. First day of business 10/27/2020. /s/ Kathleen A. Quinn Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/07/2020. 12/03, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24/2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2020-9017971 The name of the business: North County Mobile Truck & Trailer Repair, located at 1515 Capalina Road, #75, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Registrant Information: Ray Madison Faust 1515 Capalina Road #75 San Marcos CA. 92069. This business is conducted by an an individual. First day of business 9/18/2020. /s/ Ray Madison Faust Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/31/2020. 11/26, 12/03, 12/10 & 12/17/2020

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