December 19, 2019
Volume 49 - No. 51
By Friedrich Gomez
Just about everybody and their Uncle Fred knows that San Diego County has had its share of world famous visitors down through the century. From royalty to Charles Lindbergh, Walt Disney to Marilyn Monroe, and Oprah Winfrey to history’s greatest inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, San Diego County has seen them all. And
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Harrison became the first U. S. president to visit San Diego County on April 23, 1891, just about every other U. S. president and foreign dignitary has followed in his wake, putting San Diego’s metropolitan region a “must” place to visit.
To save time and ink, it’s probably more expeditious just to say that most of the world’s historically rich, famous and influential people have, at one time or another, prioritized our southern region on their
“bucket wish list” as “Thee place to be.” And for plenty good reason.
However, it is an entirely different ball game – with a far more exclusive scorecard -- to list the world’s richest, most powerful, and influential people -- who not only visit, but, actually call San Diego County their home. ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS. From foreign roy-
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alty, movie stars, U. S. presidential candidates, oil rich sultans, prime ministers, kings, and the richest billionaires on Earth – all have direct ties or homes in San Diego County today. Yes, you read that correctly.
Such a statement often shocks people into deep skepticism or just plain, total disbelief. Because the question that begs to be asked is: If this is true, that political VIPs, sul-
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tans, movie celebrities, kings, foreign dignitaries, and the richest billionaires in the universe live in San Diego County, how is it humanly possible to keep this – for the most part -a secret?
Especially in this technological age of computers and social media and where world information is as quick and close to you as your computer mouse. Yet for many people today, these prodigious facts still remain a shocking and, hugely, unknown secret. As such, this reality breathes new life into the cliché: “Fact is often stranger than fiction.”
WORLD’S RICHEST DOCTOR & SAN DIEGO COUNTY. According to Forbes Magazine’s official list of the “Richest Billionaires in the World,” 67-year-old ChineseAmerican surgeon, businessman, and philanthropist, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, easily wins the title of “World’s Richest Doctor.” Not even a close second-place medical contender even shows up as blip on the radar screen.
The world’s richest physician and medical research pioneer performed the world’s first pig-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
From Scottsboro (Ala.) Daily Sentinel Here are the 12 reasons I voted Democratic:
1. I voted Democratic because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I now may marry my Labrador. 2. I voted Democratic because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the Government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t. 3. I voted Democratic because I believe the Government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would. 4. I voted Democratic because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as I agree with what is said and nobody else is offended by it.
to-human cell transplant to treat diabetes, and though he has residency in Los Angeles, he also has direct, personal ties to San Diego County, as well.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is cofounder and CEO of NantKwest, Inc., a worldrenowned Biotechnology Company in San Diego which, among other pursuits, is making pioneering efforts against lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer. As such, San Diego is often his “home away from home” because he lives and spends much of his businesstime at NantKwest, Inc., located here, in La Jolla, not far from the Torrey Pines Gliderport. Dr. Soon-Shiong is also one of the busiest doctors and medical researchers, and has published more than 100 scientific papers and has over 230 patents, worldwide, on technology and medicine. The sometimes controversial, Dr. Soon-Shiong, has a personal net worth estimated to be close to $12 billion, making him approximately 24 times richer than the Queen of England!
Luckily, for San Diego County – and the world’s human inhabitants -- Dr. Soon-Shiong has used his vast wealth as a philanthropist by investigating the rising cost of health
5. I voted Democratic because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. 6. I voted Democratic because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in 10 years if I don’t start driving a Prius. 7. I voted Democratic because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive. 8. I voted Democratic because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the Social Security from those who paid into it. 9. I voted Democratic because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit. 10. I voted Democratic because I believe liberal Judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters. 11. I voted Democratic because I think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, spotted owl, gopher or fish. 12. I voted Democratic because my
care and also for funding children’s hospitals around the world, so that these children may have access to improved and advanced medical care through state-of-the-art equipment, modern medicines, and advanced treatments, along with the best-trained nurses and doctors that Dr. SoonShiong can hire to treat these vulnerable children in need of medical intervention to stay alive.
The world’s richest doctor, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who affectionately calls San Diego his second-home, has made this planet a better place by working diligently to conquer cancer and other diseases, and by using his San Diego-based resources and great wealth to save human lives around the world.
FAIRBANKS RANCH & RANCHO SANTA FE – THE RICHEST COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA. While it is true that the world’s richest billionaires can afford to have more than one home, anywhere they wish, such as Dr. Patrick SoonShiong, it is equally true that they have their own, personal favorite estate – in other words, their favorite home among homes. This is where San Diego County’s Rancho Santa Fe and adjacent Fairbanks Ranch
head is so firmly misplaced toward the south end of my body; it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.
No trees, Spotted Owls, or Red Cock-headed Woodpeckers were harmed in the sending of this message. —James W. Anderson Talladega, AL
I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons and memories came flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first drink. Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the house. I got him a Guiness Stout. He didn't like it – so I drank it. Then I got him an Old Style; he didn't like it either, so I drank it.
It was the same with the Coors and the Bud.
By the time we got down to the Irish whiskey. . . . I could hardly push the stroller back home. •••• In a dark and hazy room, peering into a crystal ball, the Mystic delivered grave news: "There's no easy way to tell you this, so I'll just be blunt. Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your hus-
come into the opulent picture. These two adjacent properties in San Diego County have, by far, been cited as the “favorite residence” for many movie stars, television personalities, industry CEOs, oil rich sheikhs, foreign dignitaries, and even overseas monarchs – many of whom live here in this San Diego County locale. His Majesty, the monarch and 29th Sultan, Haji Khairi Waddien, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and is Honorary Admiral of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, as well Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, reportedly lives at Fairbanks Ranch, along with members of his Royal Family.
According to CBS News, as well as Reuters, the Associated Press, and other ‘World News Wire Services,’ Rancho Santa Fe and nearby Fairbanks Ranch in San Diego County, have been called the “favorite home” and residence for worldrenowned heads of state, political VIPs, celebrities, and the richest people on Earth. Simply put, these two areas of San Diego County have often been called “The Favorite Homes to the Most Powerful Individuals on the Planet.”
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band will die a violent and horrible death this year."
Visibly shaken, Laura stared at the woman's lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her hands. She took a few deep breaths to compose herself and to stop her mind racing. She simply had to know. She met the Fortune Teller's gaze, steadied her voice and asked, "Will I be acquitted?"
For some reason, women tend to like this joke........ The Cowboy Mind Cowboy: "Give me 3 packets of condoms, please."
Cashier: "Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?" Cowboy: "Nah... She ain't that bad lookin'....." •••• PASTOR: "Praise the Lord!" CONGREGATION: "Hallelujah!"
PASTOR: "Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor. 13:13.
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select Honor Flight San Diego as your non-profit choice we will receive a donation based on your purchase. Cards need to be re-registered every September 1st. To register your card, go to: Ralphs. Do you shop through Amazon? Did you know that you can help raise money for Honor Flight San Diego at NO COST to you? The program is called Amazon Smile and if you register to have Honor Flight San Diego as your non-profit choice, we will receive a .5% donation from your purchases. To sign up, go to: Amazon Smile
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Honor Flight San Diego Updates Breaking news - we have a plane for May 2020; now we just need to fund our spring trip. We have several fundraisers coming up in 2020, but to raise $500,000 a year it takes a lot of time, dedication, support and love. Since we have no employees, every dollar we raise directly supports our mission of getting our most senior veterans to Washington, D.C. We need your help to help us meet our mission. The cost per person is about $2,500. You can give through our website at HFSDWebsite or by sending a check to Honor Flight San Diego, 9423 Keck Court, San Diego, CA 92129-3534. When donating, you can give in Honor or in Memory of someone special to you - it makes the perfect gift! You will help another WWII or Korea era veteran say, "This was the best weekend of my life!" To see what the veterans experience, you can click on HFSD Intro Video. Here are some ways you can help: Do you shop at Ralphs grocery store? They are giving up to $2 million to charities this year and Honor Flight San Diego is registered as a community partner. You can register your Ralphs card and after you
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(Apologies to vicinities in London, New York City, Tokyo, Beverly Hills, Long Island’s ‘The Hamptons,’ Hollywood, and San Francisco’s “Billionaire Row.”)
And unless you have as much money as cartoon’s fictional character, Scrooge McDuck, or superhero, Bruce Wayne (of Batman fame), well, you need not even apply at these two San Diego County real estate areas, which seem paved in more gold than Dorothy’s Yellow Brick Road. It is here, in Fairbanks Ranch, where the richest person on this spinning Blue Marble, Bill Gates lives and, allegedly, calls his favorite residence. WORLD’S RICHEST PERSON LIVES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. Microsoft cofounder and current Chairman, Bill Gates, has recently dethroned Jeff Bezos (of Amazon) to, once again, become the “World’s Richest Human Being” on this third planet from the Sun.
And although it is common knowledge that Bill Gates owns a mansion in Medina, Washington, which is nicknamed “Xanadu,” and is wellknown and widely-publicized
Libertas Screening, Saturday, January 25th - Have you seen the documentary "Libertas" yet? If not, then you are in luck! We are hosting a special screening as a fundraiser for our May 2020 trip. The documentary features WWII veteran Tom Rice when he jumped for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Tom is a Coronado resident, Honor Flight alum, and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day with the 101st Airborne Division. This will truly be a special day to see the film and meet Tom. There will be a moderated panel afterwards with Tom and the producer and director of the documentary. And after the screening you can join them at the American Legion Post 416 in Encinitas for a tailgate BBQ! The film will be shown at Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center at R. Roger Rowe School. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. There is an opportunity to sponsor a veteran for this event as well and Honor Flight will call the veterans who have expressed interest in attending. To see more information or to purchase a ticket for the screening, go to: NJ2019 Tickets! Honor Flight San Diego Gala, Saturday, March 7, 2020; Save the Date! You will be invited to attend our gala to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Tickets will go on sale after the New Year. It will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the beautiful Hilton Del Mar Hotel. We are looking for volunteers to help plan the gala. In particular we are looking for assistance with auction items, registration and decorating. If you are interested in helping, please contact
as his primary residence, Gates remains more secretive and ‘tight lipped’ on his Fairbanks Ranch residence, near Rancho Santa Fe. And for good reason.
As reported in the press: “Privacy is among the highest and most valuable priorities among world-famous people, who wish to protect and prevent their families from living in a ‘fish bowl’ existence for all the world to see. And Bill Gates is no exception.”
In a May 2006 interview, Gates commented that he often wished that he were not the richest man in the world because he disliked all the attention it brought. Therefore, it seems only natural then, that Gates’ secluded and reclusive home in Fairbanks Ranch, would eventually become, ostensibly, his favorite residence, since it brought greater privacy and a much-valued refuge from the outside world, for him and his family. It is here when he seems most happy . . . when he is a San Diego resident.
BACKSTORY. Bill Gates has held the top spot on the list of “The World’s Billionaires” for 18 out of the past 23 years.
Carol Scioto at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at (760) 612-7315.
Thank You From The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing - Thank you to the 300+ attendees at the Festival of Trees on November 23rd. We are so grateful to you, our supporters. Through your generous purchases (ticket sales, raffle, silent auction and boutique), the Foundation raised more than $17,000 to support seniors in North County. If you couldn't join us but still wish to support the Foundation during this season of giving, we welcome your contributions securely online. Thank you to the sponsors, to Dolores Fry for her many contributions, to our in-kind donors; food and beverage donors; talented decorators, and thank you to our volunteers. We are so appreciative of all of you for this successful event. Funds raised at the Festival of Trees 2019 support the Senior Information Resource Center, Senior Crisis Fund and a Senior Emergency Preparedness program. The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing PO Box 1896 San Marcos, CA, 92079 760-891-8176 www.thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org
Your Gift to Chloe this Holiday Season From the Humane Society, thanks to support from friends like you, Chloe received a wonderful gift this holiday season: the gift of a second chance. Our humane law enforcement officers found 12-year-old Chloe in her previous owner’s front lawn, too weak and sick to move. She was clearly in desperate need of medical attention. To add to Chloe’s pain, the bed she was lying on had a shard of glass in it.
Fortunately, Chloe’s owners decided that day to sign her over to our care — and her new life began. She was brought to our San Diego Campus where she received the medical attention she needed at our Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine. Our veterinarians treated Chloe for her
In October 2017, Gates was surpassed by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, as the richest man in the world. On November 15, 2019, (just one month ago), Bill Gates once again became the richest man in the world after a 48% increase in Microsoft shares, surpassing Jeff Bezos. Additionally, Bezos’ Amazon stock plummeted over 7% and his divorced wife took $32.7 billion as part of her settlement (she is now among the top 20 wealthiest people in the world). Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated to be $107.4 billion (U.S. dollars), as of 30 days ago (November 15, 2019).
According to sources close to Bill Gates, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the 64year-old billionaire Microsoft chairman “plays his cards close to his vest” in keeping, relatively, secret about his huge, sprawling paradise estate at Fairbanks Ranch where Gates is a member of the exclusive Del Mar Country Club nearby. Owner of the Del Mar Country Club was none other than the legendary “Oracle of Oil” tycoon, American business magnate and financier, Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. who recently passed away on September 11, 2019 at age 91 (just three months ago).
long list of medical concerns, including an ear infection, dry eye, a urinary tract infection, a large bladder stone and severe dental disease. We performed advanced dental surgery to remove 10 of her teeth, which couldn’t be saved. And we began reducing the size of Chloe’s bladder stone with a prescription diet and treatment for her infection.
Despite the neglect and pain that she endured, Chloe had the sweetest spirit. This calm, affectionate senior loved being pet and quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. And after more than three weeks in our care, she found her new family the day after she was made available for adoption! Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Chloe’s life has transformed. She’ll be celebrating the holiday season in her new home, and will ring in a new year filled with hope. Her story is just one of the thousands that friends like you made possible in 2019. On behalf of each one, thank you.
San Diego Humane Society locations: Escondido Campus - 3500 Burnet Drive, Escondido, 92027; Oceanside Campus (dogs) - 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, 92058; Oceanside Campus (cats, small animals) - 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, 92058. Contact us at 619-2997012
Habitat for Humanity - Help a family get "Home for the Holidays." Think back to the moment when you received the best gift ever - the anticipation, the smiles, the warm hugs, and joy. During the holiday season, we share a similar excitement with
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(PERSONAL NOTE: Madeleine Anne Pickens (the former Madeleine Paulson), is a widow of Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. Madeleine was a great fan of my book on famous racehorses. She loved my book so much that she, in turn, purchased several additional copies to disperse amongst her closest friends and acquaintances. Madeleine was once owner of the great racehorse, Cigar, considered one of the greatest thoroughbred champions of all-time. I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Pickens passing. He was fond of saying, “I’m a Republican. I don’t want to go to heaven and have to face my family up there and tell them I voted for a Democrat.”) ROYALTY LIVES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. As previously mentioned, monarchs and kings, oil rich sultans and foreign ambassadors and political VIPs, Corporate CEOs, and many of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars are residents of San Diego County’s exclusive Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe.
One of the prime reasons for such people of billionaire status to live here is the level of privacy and “high securitycheck points” which are strate-
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The Paper • Page 4 • December 19, 2019 Pala Casino Hosts New Monthly Charity Slot Tournaments
Pala Casino Resort Spa is hosting a series of monthly charity slot tournaments. Each tournament will benefit a deserving charity. All guest paid entry fees will be matched by Pala Casino, with all proceeds benefitting a charity. These tournaments fall under Pala’s community outreach initiative, Pala Cares.
“Giving back to the community has always been important to the Pala Band of Mission Indians,” said Pala spokesperson, Coley McAvoy. “Partnering with our guests to help others in need is the essence of community and ties perfectly into Pala’s brand of ‘We’re all about you’.” The first tournament was on Thursday, October 17th with proceeds benefitting Susan G Komen ® San Diego. Susan G. Komen ® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, which has invested more than $1 billion in breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Susan G. Komen ® San Diego’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in San Diego County and investing in research to help prevent and cure breast cancer. The slot tournament entry fee of $20 provides $25 in free play to each entrant. In addition, tournament players will have a chance to win a share of $20,000 in Added
Play prizes, including the top amount of $10,000 added play. To participate in this or any of Pala Casino’s upcoming events, or for more information, please call the Pala Casino Special Events team at (760) 510-4555, Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
A Pleasant Memory Letter of a Few Years Ago:
Monday morning I received the following email: Good morning Mr. Davis,
Hope you and Mrs. Madison are doing well and that you guys had a great Christmas and New Year.
Just thought I would share a little success story with you. If you can recall the Herrera family, you will remember Eddie and Lalo, but also their younger siblings Lupita and Jr. (Adrian) and all the turmoil they went thru. Just want to let you know that Jr. is doing well, In fact this year he joined your club of small business owners as the new owner of
Currently, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision. The cause of this collision is under investigation by Officer Frank Huston of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Huston at (760) 8394423.
Pictured L-R Pala Band of Mission Indians Tribal Chairman Robert Smith, Susan G. Komen San Diego President & CEO Shaina Gross and Board Chair Merrilee Neal, Pala Casino Resort Spa CEO & CMO Fred A. Buro
Escondido Police Continue to Investiage Fatal Collision
On December 9, 2019 at 7:49 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle collision on El Norte Py. west of Fig St.
The following information is based on witness statements as well evidence at the scene. A 29-year-old male was driving a red 2008 Chevrolet Corvette west on El Norte Py at a high rate of speed. After passing Fig St., the driver lost control of the Corvette and collided with a fire hydrant and tree, causing extensive damage to the Corvette.
Sorrentino's Pizza in Escondido. He is located at East Valley Pkwy and Rose, next to the Big Lots. Hopefully you can stop by, have a pie and share some memories with an old friend.
Thank you Mr. Davis for helping us out at a time when others shied away and for creating a great organization. Los Caballeros De Aventura siempre. :) [editor's note: "siempre" means "always."]
Man About Town
A male passenger from the Corvette was transported to Palomar Medical Center but later died from his injuries. The driver was also transported to Palomar Medical Center with serious injuries.
Well! The reason this email made my day is that one of "our" kids made it. Evelyn and I ran Los Caballeros de Aventura (The Gentlemen of Adventure) for six years. Probably had about 500 kids go through our program during that time . . . most started young and stayed till they were 18.
Adrian (whom we knew best as Junior) was always one of my favorites. We'd go around Saturday morning to collect the kids to take them on a hike and this cute little stinker looked up at me with this smile that was irresistable and say . . . "Mr. Davis . . . can I go along?" Who could say no to such a cute kid with such an engaging smile and personality? Not me. (He was, in fact, not old enough to go, under the rules. Kids had to be at least 10 and have parental permission
Man, Three Children, Escape Burning Van
A man and three children were able to escape from a burning van late Saturday night after the vehicle was rear ended by a suspected drunken driver near Hiway 15 & Via Rancho Pkwy.
The accident occurred at about 11:55 p.m., Saturday, California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Harrison stated. The van rolled and burst into flames. Video of the scene showed the vehicle engulfed in flames and firefighters working to extinguish the fire. “The van almost immediately caught fire and was pushed over to the right shoulder,” There was a male and three children in it. Luckily, they were able to escape.
to go. I think Junior started going with us when he was nine . . . maybe even eight. So I broke a couple rules). Junior had a difficult home life. His dad beat up his mom regularly; one of the brothers, Lalo, finally had enough and pulled a knife on his dad to defend his mom. Dad called the cops and Lalo wound up in jail. He's been in trouble ever since, including drugs. Junior always kept his nose clean. Lupita, his baby sister was a quiet, lovely girl, studied hard, and stayed out of trouble. Junior got a job with a restaurant over in Valley Center, and now, I learn, had been working at Sorrentino's for the past 12 years. One January 1, 2013, Junior became a business owner and bought Sorrentino's.
Evelyn and I went there for a pizza pie tonight (and an order of spaghetti). As I feared, Junior would not accept payment. I said, "Okay, well, here's a tip then," and laid a $20 bill on the counter. He wouldn't take that either. We talked over old times, got caught up on the family, and refreshed our friendship.
I told him how proud I was of him and, even though we weren't supposed to have favorites, that he was always one of my favorites and that he had come so far and was now a responsible businessman (with a family, 5, 3, 2 and an
Letters to the Editor Reader Objects to Pregnant Turkey Ploy
Cookbook author Woodrow Wilson never expected the reader reaction to his Thanksgiving week on line food post. Serve a pregnant turkey to deflect table talk from football, he suggested.
The pregnant turkey ploy comes from an old blonde joke. It worked. One blonde reader was horrified by the very idea of cooking anything pregnant. Wilson's Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook
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infant) . . . made me very, very, very proud.
If we did nothing else right in our life, Los Caballeros de Aventura was one of the best things we ever did. We met a lot of kids and helped guide them through some pretty rough patches. I've attended their weddings, I see them on the street, in the grocery stores . . . invariably, they'll come up and introduce their wives and children to us. I look at Evelyn and say . . . "we did something right."
I'm just feeling very proud and happy tonight. Life is good.
PS: Those of you who live in the Escondido area, do me a favor and stop in at Sorrentinos, 1627 E. Valley Parkway, and buy a pizza. Or call and order one at 760.480.0222. Ask for Adrian (or Junior) and tell him Mr. Davis sent you. (All the years he's known me, he still calls me Mr. Davis.)
Note: The above letter is several years old. Sorrentinos has been sold and Junior is now working at a restaurant in the Del Mar area. Still, Joel Morales, part of an outstanding Morales family, brought back some wonderful memories and cause a salty tear or two to flow down my cheeks.
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San Diego County resident, who celebrated his 73rd birthday last July 15, 2019.
And speaking of royalty, the Sultan of Brunei, reportedly lives in Fairbanks Ranch, among other princes and princesses. The billionaire resident, who was crowned king when his father abdicated on October 5, 1967, is also Prime Minister and Head of State with full executive authority, which is formally recognized by the United Nations.
First, let’s start with the wealthiest people in history and how they found their way to becoming San Diego County residents in the first place. Let’s take a glimpse in our rearview mirror and see the genesis of it all. And how it set into motion the trend which persists, and exists today in our specific region.
gically placed, like invisible police perimeters, around lavish estates. Often invisible, but omnipresent, these are high-tech security measures which the rich-and-famous relish and take comfort in.
The Sultan is officially ranked among the wealthiest human beings in the world by Forbes Magazine. This royal San Diego County resident is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $20 billion. (Personal Note: This is approximately $20 billion more than I have.)
To better comprehend the vast sum of $20 billion, just imagine 20,000 millionaires gathered together, and standing, on a football field. That gathering of 20,000 millionaires would all equal the net worth of King Hassanal Bolkiah Wad’daulah,
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includes a workable recipe for preparing the delight: bake a game hen inside the turkey's body cavity and act shocked when you discover it at the table. Wilson says he included the recipe in his collection of easy and tasty dishes because cooking well should be as much fun as eating well. Share his thoughts on food every week at http://www.woodrowwilson.com/F4T.htm /s/ Woodrow Wilson San Marcos, CA.
LETTER TO EDITOR
Sending a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Lyle with thanks for the pleasure of reading the articles in The Paper. And for always making sure that our announcements are published.
At the rate we are going these days, it is going to be amazing what new and unbelievable things will be created in this year of 2020. Thank you for all you do. Always good wishes, Bunny Nedry San Marcos
Unique Holiday Gifts at Museum
So, how did all this begin? The celebrities, the historical figures, the rich and famous, and the scientists who changed our world and lengthened our lifespans – all San Diegans.
CALIFORNIA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRE LIVED IN ESCONDIDO. Many world renown celebrities and historical figures, as well as some of the richest people on the planet, have had close ties and residency here in San Diego County extending back over 130 years, with California’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan (1819-1889). Brannan was, hands-down, the richest man in the whole state of California. He would eventually become a resident of Escondido. Samuel Brannan cut a wide
Shop - Docents at the Valley Center History Museum have issued their annual reminder that a number of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind items, and stocking-stuffers can be found in its small gift shop. All proceeds benefit the museum, a non-profit organization. Shoppers will find books on local history, coffee mugs and T-shirts featuring the town's iconic Grizzly bear, gift cards, note cards, children's playthings such as small bears, and replicas of the bear's tooth which has become a popular piece that kids wear around their neck. The Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit vchistory.org or call (760) 749-2993. On Thursday, December 12, “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” presented an award to José and Erik Monforte, owners of Cocina del Charro restaurant, at their Escondido location of 890 W. Valley Parkway.
The Escondido Community Outstanding Service Award is presented in grateful appreciation for the many years of feeding the homeless each Saturday in Escondido from 2008 to 2019. See the full story on Cocina del Charro and its long standing service to the needy in our community in the Social Butterfly column on page 6.
swath. He was born in the state of Maine, yet found fame and fortune out West, where he became one of the most influential people in our history books. He was a nationallyinfluential businessman and journalist, who founded the California Star, the first-ever newspaper in San Francisco, California. He is also considered to be the first person to publicize the California Gold Rush, a historical event that changed our state forever. The Gold Rush of 1848 and 1849 placed California, America’s 31st U. S. state, on the world map.
Samuel Brannon, California’s very first millionaire (net worth today of approximately $23 million), lived his retirement years as an Escondido resident, where he died at the age of 70 on May 5, 1889. Brannon is interred at San Diego’s Mount Hope Cemetery. As San Diego County’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan would set the pattern for other notables and celebrities, including the world’s richest human beings, to have future ties, and even become San Diego County residents today. MOVIE STARS TO POLITICIANS TO NOBEL PRIZE SCIENTISTS. From Academy Award-winning movie star legend, Gregory Peck (1916-2003),
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And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon." P-a-u-s-e...... "Now, Let us pray committing this week into God's hands. Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and chat with God"
S-i-l-e-n-c-e. "As we take our Sunday tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards ready." "You can log on to the church Wi-Fi using the password 'Lord909887.'
The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers: a. Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church.. b.Those who prefer to use iPads can open them. c. Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cell phones to transfer your contributions to the church account.”
The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker! “Final Blessing Announcements..
who was born in San Diego and attended San Diego State University and lived in La Jolla), to famous Oscar-winning actor, Cliff Robertson (1923-2011), born in La Jolla and attended La Jolla High School where he graduated in 1941, the world’s most brilliant San Diegans who won Nobel Prizes and changed the world, San Diego County has a rich legacy – covering an enormous range -- that most cities in the world have never equaled. And most likely, never will.
Bing Crosby, Pat O’Brien, Jimmy Durante, and Oliver Hardy (of “Laurel & Hardy” fame) all visited with some even living in seasonal homes near the famed Del Mar Racetrack. Desi Arnaz (19171986), better known as “Ricky Ricardo” in the TV series “I Love Lucy,” and his second wife, eventually moved to Del Mar, California, where he lived the final years of his life in semi-retirement. Legendary film director, Frank Capra (“It’s A Wonderful Life” and “It Happened One Night”) owned a ranch in Fallbrook from 1932-1972. John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Steve Reeves (“Hercules Unchained”), June Allyson, Dick Powell, Jack
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a. This week's ministry cell meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out. b. Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out. c. You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counselling and prayers God bless you and have nice day
GIFT WRAPPING TIPS FOR MEN
This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas when the Three Wise Men: Gaspar, Balthazar and Herb went to see the baby Jesus; and according to the Book of Matthew, "presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh."
These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we discover an important, yet often overlooked, theological fact. There is no mention of wrapping paper. If there had been wrapping paper, Matthew would have said so: "And lo, the gifts were inside 600 square cubits of paper. And the paper was festooned with pictures of Frosty the Snowman.
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the Habitat families we've partnered with to build and buy their very own affordable homes. In fact, because of your past support, more than 550 hardworking families in San Diego County will get to spend the holidays in the safety and comfort of their own homes. For us and for them, that has been the best gift ever.
But decent and affordable housing is still out of reach for so many in our community. They are the familiar faces of hardworking San Diegans – medical assistants, teachers, electricians, and others – who have dependable jobs but find that the high cost of housing makes it impossible to afford a decent place to live. With your special holiday gift of $50, $100, or $200, you can give a local family a hand up to build and buy their very own home, providing stability and independence that will last for generations to come. Join us today to ensure that every San Diegan has access to a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. Your gift truly makes a difference! Stay connected with us - San Diego Habitat for Humanity · 8128 Mercury Court · San Diego, CA 92111 · (619) 283-4663 · sandiegohabitat.org
Thank You From Rady Children's Hospital - We at Rady Children's couldn't be more humbled by the support our patients and staff are shown year after year by our community, particularly around the holidays. December 2019 has been no exception to this, and our hearts are soaring. As we wrap up another trifecta of holiday happenings, we'd like to give special mention to a few key partners:
To our gracious Giveathon and Light the Way sponsors—thank you for sustaining traditions old and new and shining a light on what we do. To our Giveathon media partner iHeartRadio San Diego—thank you for fueling our community's passion for supporting this Hospital and all who receive care here. To our patient and family volunteers— thank you for spreading hope to others by so bravely sharing your stories of hope and healing live on the air. To our local first responders and the SD Lifeguards— thank you for surrounding Rady Children's with light (literally) at our Light the Way celebration.
To SD Fire & Rescue—thank you for your cheerful assistance in bringing our pop-up Toy Store to life in record time. To our toy drive organizers, big and small—thank you for bringing joy to our patients, rain or shine. And to all you who have carried a box, shined a light, answered a phone or given even one dollar—thank you. We certainly do more together with you than we ever could alone. Wishing you and yours a holiday season of light and joy. Rady Children's Hospital Foundation. 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, 92123; 858.966.5988.
Cocina del Charro, Escondido, gets Award: On Thursday, December 12, “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” presented an award to José and Erik Monforte, owners of Cocina del Charro restaurant, at their Escondido location of 890 W. Valley Parkway.
The Escondido Community Outstanding Service Award is presented in grateful appreciation for the many years of feeding the homeless each Saturday in Escondido from 2008 to 2019. For over a decade, Cocina del Charro has faithfully prepared a hot meal early each Saturday and through many hands delivered the food to those less fortunate in our community.
Many of the homeless will recognize the smiling faces and genuine hearts of those who participated with Cocina del Charro to be a blessing as they pass out hot meals. Christina, Tabitha and Keith are a few of those faces that are well known and loved,
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Haley (Tin Man in immortal The Wizard of Oz film), legendary actress, Mae West, and countless others, all had ties, owned property, or lived in San Diego County (viz. Valley Center). Legions of other movie immortals lived in San Diego County. To borrow eloquence from Hollywood’s MGM Studios: “There were more stars than in the Heavens.”
Famous English blues and rock singer/guitarist, Eric Clapton, winner of an astounding 18 Grammy Awards, who has sold over 100 million records around the globe, and named No. 5 in TIME Magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players,” as well as being the only threetime inductee to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” once owned a mansion in North San Diego County, in the 1980s and 90s. His Album titled, “The Road to Escondido,” won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. The “road” referenced Valley Center Road in Valley Center, California. (Note: Much of this history can be viewed and experienced, firsthand, at the remarkable Valley Center History Museum, 29200 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082. Tele. (760) 749-2993. This is one of the finest museums of its kind, and San Diego’s North County is most proud to have this exciting, cultural museum here for all ages to experience and learn of our cultural and artistic roots.) From the late U. S. Senator John McCain, who had lifelong ties to San Diego, especially in Coronado where he spent part of his childhood, to former Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, who owns an oceanfront home in La Jolla, San Diego County has, and is, the magnet to the world of celebrities, recording artists, political giants, royalty, kings, prime ministers, and even the richest people on Earth.
San Diego County residents have changed the world, and even extended the lifespan of our human species on the planet, through the genius of scientific minds such as Dr. Jonas Salk. Salk was one of the pioneers of the polio vaccine, which would save countless human lives. He died in La Jolla, California, in 1995.
Of the top 30 countries of the world, there has been a scat-
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The Future of Water
With the recent heavy rains, our water supply may not be at the top of everyone’s worry list. Even so, last week the San Diego County Water Authority gave an update on the future of water in our region. The County Water Authority was created by the Legislature in 1944. Its 24 member agencies provide about 75% of our water and serve 3.3 million people. But only 17% of our water comes from local supplies, which include the nation’s largest desalination plant at Carlsbad.11% originates in Northern California, and 72% from the Colorado River. This includes a water transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District that supplies about 35% of our water.
We’ve spent billions on raising local dams, on lining the Coachella and All American Canals to eliminate seepage, on construction of the Carlsbad desalination plant, and on many other projects aimed at diversification and increased supply. While supplies are adequate for today, steps will be necessary to secure our water future. The County Water Authority does not have a pipeline that connects directly to the Colorado River – we have to pay the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) for those deliveries, which is costly and has led to
litigation. Several alternative conveyance systems are now under review. Two alignments, one along the Mexican border and another further north, would both end at the San Vicente Reservoir. A third through the Borrego area would end at the Twin Oaks Water Treatment Plant in San Marcos.
Our past diversification efforts were successful. In 1991, 95% of our water was imported from the MWD, but through diversification, only 2% will be imported from MWD by 2035. San Diego’s water future is brighter than many parts of California that haven’t been as innovative, but we can’t rest on our laurels. 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.
5th District Supervisor
Last week, we held our first annual Holiday Open House. It was incredible to see so many constituents from District 5 coming together to celebrate the holiday season.
It’s been a whirlwind first year as a County Supervisor. I’ve learned that it’s much different than being mayor of San Marcos. The County has a vast amount of responsibilities ranging from Health and Human Services to Weights and Measurements. All of which play an important role in making San Diego the best place in the world to live. As we approach the end of the year, I want to thank everyone I’ve met along the way. While I knew many before becoming Supervisor, I’ve met many new people who have helped me immensely this year. It’s been a big learning curve, but so many wonderful constituents have helped bring me up to speed on issues in our region. I thank each and everyone of you. As we move forward and look ahead to the new year, I’m excited about what the future holds. I encourage everyone to reach out to
my office if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns. We are here to help in whatever way we can. Politicians can only do so much, our communities run better, when it’s the constituents leading the way. Together we can continue to make San Diego County truly great. Thank you, for such a wonderful year!
Supervisor Jim Desmond To contact
North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov
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tering of genius down through the years, comprising 644 Nobel Prize winners. San Diego County, more specifically UCSD (University of California San Diego), located in La Jolla, lays claim to having had 36 Nobel Prize winners, more than any other region in the world. The mightiest gathering of human intellect, produced and settled, in one specific location in our solar system – San Diego County.
When Dr. Gerald Edelman received the 1972 Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden, for his research in physiology and medicine, he was “wooed” and “enticed” like a first-round NFL draft choice by every major university in the world from London to Tokyo to America’s Princeton University where Albert Einstein once taught. But Dr. Gerald Edelman, the great Nobel laureate said: “When I went back to my job, guess what? Everybody on the research team all wanted to go to La Jolla (UCSD).” It is there, in San Diego County, where the greatest number of minds have changed the world and left the mightiest legacy and the greatest number of Nobel Prize winners in history.
FAMOUS CELEBRITIES SIGHTINGS. Among the movers and shakers of the world, there are also America’s favorite movie and television stars who live among us as fellow-San Diegans. Many Escondido residents have reported seeing “Ghost Busters” movie legend and Saturday Night Alumnus, Bill Murray, strolling about in various places. Murray, who has appeared in over 65 popular movies (worldwide) from Ghost Busters to Groundhog Day, What About Bob, and Caddyshack, has become an “accepted resident” as he strolls about familiar digs from Elfin Forest to Westfield Shopping Mall to attending special events at Escondido’s Grape Day Park. Likewise, excited crowds have gathered about him at other popular venues, such as at the Escondido’s California Center for the Arts. Murray is “fan friendly” and has been known to patiently sign autographs, even peoples’ arms and hands if paper is not readily available or handy.
Bill Murray is known for his on-and-off stage mischievousness and playful behavior, often reflected in his famous sly grin and twinkling eye. Often, when a star-struck fan suddenly notices him in a
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as well as many helpers. So it is with the voices of the many men and women who were fed over the years who say a heart-felt “thank you” to the family of Cocina Del Charro.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
America’s Man of Steel
Lonnie Beamer, with Erik and Jose Monforte, owners of Cocina Del Charro
“Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” was borne out of volunteering to help serve a Cocina del Charro prepared hot breakfast to our local homeless in Escondido with Keith Sinclair.
Andrew Carnegie is the perfect example of an immigrant building a “rags to riches” estate. He is one of the six leading industrial moguls who was key to the building of America. He was America’s leading steel industrialist turned philanthropist, whose money was distributed throughout the late 1880s and most of the 20th century.
After sitting under the instruction and teaching of Jesus in the scriptures for many years from our pastor, Ted Hamilton at New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, my wife, Marcy and I were looking for different ways to give back to help others in our community. Our desire is to show the love of God and His grace that has moved our hearts when we found the forgiveness and acceptance offered in knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord.
While serving a hot meal of breakfast burritos, rice and beans, chips and their famous salsa, we witnessed men and women who were someone’s son or daughter – people like us – receive this food with very grateful hearts and words of thanks. We could see that to some this might be the only full hot meal they had each week. Various churches came each week to help Keith serve. These churches also came with such items as clothes or toiletries to pass out to grateful hands. It was a blessing to witness the love of God being shown so freely to help a stranger in need with no strings attached. That is when the Lord spoke to my heart about these people who sometimes live in the shadows and gave me the desire to let them know they are not forgotten. Thanksgiving and Christmas were almost here, so we decided to do what we could to make a difference in as many lives of the homeless as we could. The love of God compelled us to act when we saw another human in need. Some local churches heard about our project to give care packages to the homeless and donated such things as shampoo, soap, socks, Christmas cards in stamped envelopes to send home, and even sleeping bags for everyone. Walmart in Escondido granted $1000 and supplied shirts and underwear; New Life Presbyterian Church’s deacons granted $1000 to purchase Vons food cards so each could get a hot meal from their deli for Thanksgiving. Truly, many hands came together to donate and give as the Lord moved their hearts for His purpose, and 75 care packages were passed out the Saturday before Thanksgiving. There will be another care package distribution with backpacks on December 21st, the Saturday before Christmas. The Ladle Ministry from San Diego has donated many items including blankets and tarps for the coming cold weather. We are prayerfully asking the Lord for $10. gift cards to places like Walmart and Target so each can pick out a gift of their choosing. Because it is a hands-on ministry, the desire of “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” is to give necessities to those in need in our community as a witness of God’s love – a love that changes lives.
Our prayer is that all come to know the love of God found in Jesus Christ, the One
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2,000 tons of per day.
Carnegie’s name was somewhat tarnished by an event he had little to do with. In 1889, he was one of more than 50 members of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. The club was blamed for the now-infamous Johnstown (Pennsylvania) flood that killed 2,209 people when 20 million tons of water came pounding down from the South Fork Dam. The club had failed to properly reinforce the club-owned dam. To further blacken Carnegie’s name, in 1892, workers began the Homestead Strike, which was a bloody labor confrontation lasting 143 days. It was one of the most serious work stoppage in U.S. history.
The company refused to raise workers' pay. Carnegie was on a belonged vacation in Scotland during the strike, Company chairman Henry Clay Frick locked out the union. Frick brought in thousands of strikebreakers to work the steel mills, along with 300 Pinkerton agents from New York City and Chicago to safeguard them. On July 6, a fight broke out in which 10 men -- seven strikers and three Pinkerton agents -were killed and hundreds were injured. Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Pattison ordered two brigades of state militia to the strike site.
Afterwards, the company successfully resumed operations, Carnegie returned to the United States, but his reputation was permanently damaged by the Homestead events.
Carnegie, (pronounced Car-NAY-Gee), was born into a poor family Nov. 25, 1835, in Dunfermine, Scotland. In 1848, at age 12, he emigrated to America with his parents, starting work as a teen-ager becoming one of the richest man in the history of the world.
Carnegie's uncle, George Lauder, Sr., a Scottish political leader, deeply influenced young Andrew by introducing the writings of Robert Burns and historical Scottish heroes such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, and Rob Roy. Lauder's son, George Lauder, Jr., grew up with Carnegie and would become his business partner. This early introduction to literature began a lifelong passion of Carnegie, which would later lead to the establishment of libraries throughout the English-speaking world.
In America, Carnegie began as a telegrapher and built a fortune that ended up with some $490 million (14.1 billion in 2019 dollars).
Carnegie’s wealth primarily was important to the building of America beginning with his early investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges, and oil derricks. He created Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company (today known as U.S. Steel).
One of Carnegie’s two great industrial innovations was in the cheap and efficient mass production of steel by adopting and adapting the “Bessemer” process of turning iron into steel. Carnegie’s second road to wealth was in his vertical integration of all suppliers of raw materials. By the late 1880s, Carnegie Steel was the world’s largest manufacturer of pig iron, and steel railroad rails producing approximately
In 1901, Carnegie sold all of his holding to fellow mogul and financier J.P. Morgan, another mogul who helped build America. The 1901, buyout was the largest such industrial takeover in U.S. history. The holdings were incorporated into what became known as the United States Steel Corporation, a trust organized by Morgan. Carnegie’s steel enterprises were bought out at a dollar figure equivalent to 12 times the company’s annual earnings. Among his many philanthropic efforts, the establishment of more than 3,000 public libraries throughout the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, South Africa, India, and other Englishspeaking countries. Significantly, the first Carnegie library opened in 1883 in Dunfermline, Scotland, his birthplace. Over the years as interest continue to build his estate, a total of some $350 million (about 90 percent of his wealth) went to fund various charities, foundations, and universities throughout the United States and the British Empire. Carnegie is also remembered for his special emphasis promoting world peace, education, and scientific research. Carnegie died on Aug. 11, 1919, at his estate in Lenox, Mass. From his vast fortune, Carnegie is buried in Sleepy Hollow, only a few yards away from union organizer Samuel Gompers, another important industrial figure of the late 1880s and early 1900s – a period known as the Gilded Age.
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There are just too many celebrities, notables, and famous people to list here. Such a list would take volumes, and still risk the sin of omission. So, wherever you stroll, shop, or attend a seasonal event, take a look around. You could be standing next to an oil rich Emir Sheikh of Dubai, the billionaire King of Thailand (Bhumibol Adulyadej), Hans Adam II (Prince of Liechtenstein), or perhaps popular San Diego resident, Mayim Bialik (TV star of “The Big Bang Theory), beautiful San Diego movie star, Cameron Diaz (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s
Angels movie remake), or Oscar-winning actor, Robert Duvall (Lonesome Dove), or native born San Diegan, Gabriel Iglesias (world-famous stand-up comedian), or TV’s Ted Danson. Or perhaps legendary superstars in world sports might be standing next to you at Starbucks, such as Tony Hawk (legendary skateboarder), Jimmie Johnson (seven-time NASCAR driving champion) and others.
FAMED U. S. ASTRONAUT, SALLY RIDE, LIVED IN? A. Escondido B. Oceanside C. La Jolla Correct answer is “C” for La Jolla. Famous astronaut, Sally Ride (1951-2012), was born in Los Angeles but later became a San Diego County resident. She was the first American woman in space. In 1989, she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. She lived and died in La Jolla, California. She remains one of the most beloved American astronauts, to this day. BASEBALL LEGEND TED WILLIAMS GREW UP IN WHAT SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY? A. North Park B. Kearny Mesa C. Pacific Beach Correct answer is “A” for North
Park. Ted Williams, arguably, the greatest hitter in baseball history (along with Joe DiMaggio), lived in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood (4121 Utah Street). SAN DIEGO’S SNOWBOARDER, SHAUN WHITE: A. Won three Olympic Gold Medals. B. Won Most X-Games Gold Medals. C. First to compete and medal in both Summer & Winter X Games. D. All of the above.
Correct answer is “D” for all of the above. Born in San Diego, Olympic Gold Medalist, Shaun Roger White is among the most celebrated athletes in the world of sports. His life is one of the most inspiring in the history of sports: He was born with a “Tetralogy of Fallot,” a congenital heart defect for which he endured two openheart operations before the age of one. I hope you enjoyed this exclusive journey into San Diego County’s unique and truly unique legacy which should make all county residents proud. I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Holiday Season. SUPER BOWL TICKET GIVEAWAY! To help make your Holiday Season dreams even
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The $145 adoption fee for Ronin includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Gracie is a 1-year-old cat looking for a family. She came to San Diego Humane Society with her kittens, but her babies are all grown up and Gracie is ready to find a home of her own. This sweetheart is FIV+, which means she is less able to fight off infection. But with good care, many FIV+ cats can live normal lifespans. Gracie is young, playful and likes to chat. Once she gets settled, she will be your new best friend in no time. Meet Gracie at our Escondido Campus to see if she is the right fit for you. Her adoption fee includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst. Gracie is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.
Speaking of Christmas…
Holidays are a great time for lots of reasons. Things like time off, getting gifts, office parties and bonuses are all great. They are just not the real purpose…right? Christmas comes with it’s hassles too. Tedious family events, crowded freeways and stressful shopping. Add to it, for some, lots of loneliness and some might want to skip it altogether. Reading the Bible reminds us of the real reason of the season. When sin entered the world, a need for a Savior came with it. It’s pretty clear that this season goes beyond special church services, family gatherings and time off work.
Its not just the fact that Jesus came, but why He came. He came to rescue us from sin. God extended His mercy for us by sending Jesus… Immanuel – “God with us”. So, while you enjoy all the festive nature of Christmas… the sights and sounds, lights and parties, don’t miss the point. Stop, consider and meditate on the amazing Messiah, who came to give His life for us. It’s the real reason to celebrate. ____________________ We would consider it a privilege to share in our Christmas Eve service at Mission 316 Church. It begins at 4:30 PM this year and is held at the San Marcos Civic Center, located at 3 Civic Center drive in San Marcos – right across from the Library. Let’s celebrate!! 760.659.0316
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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
Shop and dine in San Marcos this holiday season
The holidays are in full swing, and the City of San Marcos encourages residents to shop and dine in your community this year. Spending locally is convenient and benefits San Marcos businesses. Not only will you save time and gas, you’ll also bolster the local economy. Every time you make a purchase in San Marcos, a portion of the sales tax stays here for important services like fire protection, law enforcement and community programs. When transactions are made locally, sales tax revenue is generated for important City services such as public safety, parks and recreation, important infrastructure projects and street maintenance. When residents shop locally, it saves time and resources, helps build the backbone of our local economy, and ensures that the city continues to deliver topnotch programs, projects and services to its residents. It’s a win-win-win for San Marcos! Happy holidays to you and your family!
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,
What do you think of when you think of a homeless person? Someone who is down on their luck, drug addicted, too young to make enough money to pay for a room, an unwed mother, escaping spousal abuse or human trafficking, in a severe depression, mentally ill. Well you would be right. There are a lot of different reasons someone or even families end up on the street. No one likes to see it and many just want it to go away. Well it won’t, and we have to do something about it.
The two north county supervisors – Gaspar and Desmond have taken it on for this part of the county. It’s a complex problem and there is no easy or immediate fix. Solutions potentially will have unintended consequences and so everything we do needs good analysis. And of course, there isn’t enough money. Over the next few weeks I will discuss some of the actions we are taking and some of the progress that has been made. Right now, there are approximately 1540 Homeless across the north county cities from Encinitas to Escondido. About 1000 of those are unsheltered. More to follow… Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara, Mayor of Escondido firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Smoother Drive for Motorists
The City of Vista is investing $3.5 million to ensure residents have a safe and smooth drive and that the roads are well-maintained. This is part of the City’s commitment to keeping streets in a safe and functional condition for motorists and cyclists. The street of maintenance is scheduled regularly to keep the roads in good condition. Maintaining city streets in a timely manner saves significant future, and often more expensive, costs. During the next few months, the biennial street rehabilitation project will cover over six miles of street reconstruction and overlay across 36 city streets. Additionally, a new traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of Bobier and Goodwin Drive. The signal will increase safety along this busy road. Both projects are anticipated to be completed in spring, 2020. For more information on street projects, contact the Engineering Department at 760.639.6111.
Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss Art That Excites Program
Oceanside is pleased to announce the third public art mural of the Art That Excites program. Don Myers, known locally for his stained glass and mosaic art, will create a 12-by-13foot glass mosaic mural of a community of local sea life as it resides below the surface of the ocean just off our beaches. The mural will depict a variety of marine animals and plants, including starfish, tuna, sea grass, clown fish, jack mackerel, sea anemone, sharks and coral.
Myers, whose art appears at locations throughout Oceanside, brings 37 years of glass artistry experience to this project. Myers is known for his visionary designs, professionalism and love of teaching and inspiring others. The Art that Excites program aims to install 10 curated public art murals to transform Downtown Oceanside into a public art destination, to provide art education and community outreach, and to help define Oceanside as a community whose identity is built upon and driven by the arts.
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
www. thecomputerfactory.net "San Diego's Best Computer Store 2017-18" Union Tribune readers poll
Twas the night before Christmas
OK, maybe it isn’t the night before Christmas but it is the week before Christmas and this will be our last column in 2019. There are some things we need to tell you about. The first thing is that since Nome never throws anything away that looks like it might be the least bit useful some day, we have tons of boxes of all sizes. If you need some for gift wrapping or moving or storing come and git em. Next we need to remind our readers that there are only three weeks remaining in the secure
Chuckles Cont. from Page 6
And Joseph was going to throweth it away, but Mary saideth unto him, she saideth, 'Holdeth it! That is nice paper! Saveth it for next year!' And Joseph did rolleth his eyeballs. And the baby Jesus was more interested in the paper than the frankincense."
But these words do not appear in the Bible, which means that the very first Christmas gifts were NOT wrapped. This is because the people giving those gifts had two important characteristics: 1. They were wise. 2. They were men.
Men are not big gift wrappers. Men do not understand the point of putting paper on a gift just so somebody else can tear it off. This is not just my opinion; this is a scientific fact based on a statistical survey of two guys I know. One is Rob, who said the only time he ever wraps a gift is "if it's such a poor gift that I don't want to be there when the person opens it." The other is Gene, who told me he does wrap gifts, but as a matter of principle never takes more than 15 seconds per gift.
"No one ever had to wonder which presents daddy wrapped at Christmas," Gene said. "They were the ones that looked like enormous
begin a rapid decline into obsolescence. We can upgrade your desktop or notebook PC to Windows 10 and save your settings, programs and files for $165, it takes about a day and a half. This is worth doing for almost any PC born in the last ten years with Win 7 or 8. If your PC is too sick or too old to be worth an upgrade, we have dozens of Windows 10 PCs (notebooks and tower/desktops) starting as low as $200. These are good quality “Enterprise” PCs that should give you years of service.
About 20% of notebook and tower PCs worldwide are still running Win7 as of this date. We are keeping the store open from 9AM to 6PM the rest of the year except for Sundays and Christmas Day in order to meet the demand for Win10 upgrades. We’ll probably need to extend these hours into January.
Businesses that were profitable this year need to take a good look at taking the expense deductions for the upgrade, repair, replacement or addition of computer equipment before the end of 2019. As a business you can order and pay for this equipment before January first and have it delivered at your convenience in 2020. We have an excellent stock spitballs."
I also wrap gifts, but because of some defect in my motor skills, I can never completely wrap them. I can take a gift the size of a deck of cards and put it the exact center of a piece of wrapping paper the size of a regulation volleyball court, but when I am done folding and taping, you can still see a sector of the gift peeking out. (Sometimes I camouflage this sector with a marking pen.) If I had been an ancient Egyptian in the field of mummies, the lower half of the Pharaoh's body would be covered only by Scotch tape. On the other hand, if you give my wife a 12-inch square of wrapping paper, she can wrap a C-130 cargo plane. My wife, like many women, actually likes wrapping things. If she gives you a gift that requires batteries, she wraps the batteries separately, which to me is very close to being a symptom of mental illness. If it were possible, my wife would wrap each individual volt. My point is that gift-wrapping is one of those skills like having babies that come more naturally to women than to men. That is why today I am presenting: GIFT-WRAPPING MEN:
* Whenever possible, buy gifts that are already wrapped. If, when the recipient opens the gift, neither one of you recognizes it, you can claim
of Tower/Desktop Windows 10 PCs in a variety of configurations and many in multiples of three to five identical workstations. We also have 22, 24 and 27 inch monitors with full year warranties at a fraction of the retail prices. All of our PCs come with keyboard and mouse. Wireless keyboard and mouse sets are a $25 option.
Many of you remember that we announced our retirement in September of 2018. We were sad and depressed by our youngest daughter’s death in mid 2018. She had lost a three year battle with cancer and for us; life had
lost its flavor. You, our readers and customers, convinced us that we were doing something important at The Computer Factory and that we were needed and appreciated here in our community. You brought us back and we will always be in your debt for that.
So life is again good for us, we feel that we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing and we are useful and happy. It just doesn’t get any better than that. Merry Christmas to all and the Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, you can count on us being here in 2020.
that it's myrrh.
* The editors of Woman's Day magazine recently ran an item on how to make your own wrapping paper by printing a design on it with an apple sliced in half horizontally and dipped in a mixture of food coloring and liquid starch. They must be smoking crack.
* If you're giving a hard-to-wrap gift, skip the wrapping paper! Just put it inside a bag and stick one of those little adhesive bows on it. This creates a festive visual effect that is sure to delight the lucky recipient on Christmas morning: YOUR WIFE: Why is there a Hefty trash bag under the tree? YOU: It's a gift! See? It has a bow!
YOUR WIFE (peering into the trash bag): It's a leaf blower. YOU: Gas-powered! Five horsepower! YOUR WIFE: I want a divorce. YOU: I also got you some myrrh.
In conclusion, remember that the important thing is not what you give or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2019-00060554-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Cooper Eugene Plueger filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Cooper Eugene Plueger to Proposed name Cooper Douglas Carpenter. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 7, 2020 8:30a.m., Department 23. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/15/2019. /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2019-00062238-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sofia Anne Shafqat filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Sofia Anne Shafqat (alternate spelling Shafquat) to Proposed name Sofia Anne Smallstorm. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 14, 2020 8:30a.m., Department 23. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Nov 22, 2019. /s/Sim von Kalinowski, Judge of the Superior Court 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9027660 The name of the business, KR Holdco Inc, located at 1189 Lauren Pl., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: K&R Network Solutions, LLC 1189 Lauren Pl. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 11/1/19. /s/Jeremy Kurth, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/15/2019 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9027252 The name of the business, Lory Cleaning Service, located a 971 Borden Rd., Spc. 102, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Lorena Gonzalez Vargas 971 Borden Rd., Spc. 102 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 11/12/19. /s/ Lorena Gonzalez Vargas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/12/2019 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
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#2019-9027254 The name of the business, E and B Great Homes, 942 Rose Dr., Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: Evelyn Najera 942 Rose Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First
11/12/19. /s/ Evelyn Najera Filed
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9027412 The name of the business, North County Fine Detailing, located at 610 Chesterfield Cir., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Brian Peter Quinn 610 Chesterfield Cir. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/05/18. /s/Brian Peter Quinn Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/13/2019 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
#2019-9028777 The name of the business, Alterations located
Santa Fe Rd., Suite 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Hafifa Sharify 602 Chesterfield Circle San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Hafifa Sharify Filed
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9026175 The name of the business, Cruz Landscaping & Maintenance, located at 286 Ahmu Terrace, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: George Joshua Cruz 286 Ahmu Terrace Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 10/29/19. /s/George Joshua Cruz Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/29/2019 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
#2019-9027204 The name of the business, Garage
located at 2856 Dove Tail Drive,
The name of the business,
This business is registered
Design by Bellino, located
Milton Joseph Plumey
2856 Dove Tail Drive
Marcos, Ca. 92069.
San Macos, CA. 92078
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1161 Via Teresa
San Marcos, CA. 92069
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The name of the business, Havana Treats, located at
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12/19/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9028358 The name of the business, Celestial Sea Thoroughbreds, located at 38987 Hwy 79, Warner Springs, CA. 92086 This business is registered by: Richard Eugene and Gail Tami Cornwell 7422 Seastar, #4, Huntington Beach, CA. 92648 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business 11/25/19. /s/Richard Eugene Cornwell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/25/2019 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2019
This business is registered by: Omar Jesus Gonzalez 29627 Pamoosa Lane Valley Center, Ca. 92082. This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Omar Jesus Gonzalez Filed
Diego on 11/12/2019 11/28,
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INTRODUCED ORDINANCE NO. 2019-1481
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The name of the business, Tacos n Beers, located at 1514 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Jaime A Garcia Fuentes 619 Cocapah St. Vista, Ca. 92083 Anastacio Delgado 243 Calle Del Sol Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jaime A. Garcia Fuentes Filed
Diego on 11/18/2019 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2019, and 01/02/2020
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9028036 The name of the business, Rosano’s Chevron, located at 236 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: R.Rosano, Inc. 236 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 9/16/14. /s/Robert Rosano, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/20/2019 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2019
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9028525 The name of the business, Kalitara Clothing Company, located at 660 Banjo Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Cindy Lou Sepulveda 660 Banjo Ct. San Marcos CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Cindy Lou Sepulveda. Founder/Owner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/27/2019 12/12/, 12/19, 12/26/2019 & 01/02/2020
Or Ordinance No. 2019-1481 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending Chapters 20.230 and 20.425 of the San Marcos Municipal Code relating to accessory entertainment in tasting rooms. Ordinance 2019-1481 was introduced on December 10, 2019, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on January 14, 2020. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/19/2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
#2019-9029426 The name of the business, Aerials Equip, located at 1549 Morenci St., San Diego, CA. 92110. This business is registered by: Trevor Ray Hall 1549 Morenci St. San Diego, CA. 92110 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9028924 The name of the business, Stressfreefuture.com, located at 306 W. El Norte Pkwy #27, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Servbs.com., Inc. 306 W. El Norte Pkwy #27 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 12/05/19.. /s/Chris Donahue, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/05/2019 12/12/, 12/19, 12/26/2019 & 01/02/2020
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2019-1480
Ordinance No. 2019-1480 of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving a rezone of 0.86 acres from Mixed Use 1 (MU-1) to Commercial(C). Ordinance No. 2019-1480 was introduced on November 12, 2019 and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on December 10, 2019 by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, NUÑEZ, PETREK, WALTON AND JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/19/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9029399 The name of the business, Stellar Strategist, located at 1930 W. San Marcos, Blvd., #258, San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is registered by: Jannine Oberg 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd.,#258 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/10/2004. /s/Jannine Oberg Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/11/2019 12/19, 12/26/2019, 01/02 & 01/09/2020
/s/Trevor Ray Hall Filed
Diego on 12/12/2019 12/19, 12/26/2019, 01/02 & 01/09/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9028096 The name of the business, SDNCKG, located at 3332 Camino Coronado, Carlsbad, CA. 92009. This business is registered by: Carol M. Myers 3332 Camino Coronado Carlsbad, CA. 92009 Tina Rounsavell 13141 Tawny Way Poway, CA. 92064 Mary Van Orsol 1806 Fuerte St. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 Sydnie Wauson 3839 Vista Campana S. Oceanside, CA. 92057 Laura Brubaker 3980 Torrey Hill Lane San Diego, CA. 92130 Sue Zois 3917 Caminito Del Mar Surf San Diego, CA. 92130 This business is conducted by an Unincorporated Associations-Other than a Partnership. First day of business 2/18/2010. /s/ Carol M. Myers, General Partner Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/21/2019 12/19, 12/26/2019, 01/02 & 01/09/2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9029045 The name of the business, Los Cabos Mexican and Seafood #2, 601 N. Broadway, Suite D, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Arturo Pena Estrada 32856 Whitehaven Ct. Menifee, CA. 92584 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/6/19. /s/Arturo Pena Estrada Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/6/2019 12/19, 12/26/2019, 01/02 & 01/09/2020
CITY OF SAN MARCOS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP FIN19-01) VENDING MACHINE EQUIPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency or City, invites proposals for the above stated Project and will be available on line via PlanetBids. Proposals are due up to the hour of 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Woodland Pool, 671 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos, CA 92069. WORK DESCRIPTION The work consists of providing vending machine equipment and related services as further described in RFP Exhibit A. LOCATION OF WORK Citywide. TERM Three (3) years, with two (2) one year options to extend. AVAILABILITY OF DOCUMENTS The City uses PlanetBids to post and receive bids/proposals. Only vendors that are registered will be eligible to submit a bid/proposal for formal solicitations with the City. PlanetBids is accessible via the City’s website and direct link provided below and provides all documents at no cost to bidders/proposers. http://www.san-marcos.net OR https://www.planetbids.com/po rtal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=39 481 GENERAL The company to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such company, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. DP: 12/12 & 12/19/2019
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2019-9029679 The name of the business, Village Voice, O.H. Village Voice, located at 4037 Arcadia Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Ocean Hills Journalism Club 4037 Arcadia Way Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 12/6/1996. Gerhard A. Baur, Treasurer Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/16/2019 12/19, 12/26/2019, 01/02 & 01/09/2020
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