December 21, 2017
Volume 46 - No. 49
by lyle e davis
Winter in Omaha, Nebraska, can be mighty mean. Cold, blustery, temperatures so low your toes and fingers go numb -as well as your nose and any other part of your exposed body.
There was one winter in particular at Bishop Clarkson Hospital, back in Omaha, Nebraska. Bishop Clarkson Hospital has since merged with and become part of the Nebraska Medical Center. Back a few years ago, actually, more than a few years ago, there were two young lads, both patients, in the same hospital room at that very same Bishop Clarkson Hospital. They became great friends. A young white kid, maybe 12 years old, was in for an appendectomy. The other patient was a young Indian boy, about the same age, The The Paper Paper -- 760.747.7119 760.747.7119
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simply known as “Little Joe.” Joe was in for examination and evaluation for a condition that was causing great distress for the boy but that doctors had a hard time diagnosing. The young white boy had his family come and visit him regularly both pre-op and post-op. His family always tried to include Little Joe in the visits and it seemed to cheer him up some. Little Joe’s family didn’t get in to see him much. Little Joe wasn’t in for surgery. He was in for tests. He was a handsome kid . . . with a beautiful set of teeth. And when he flashed a smile, his brown eyes would sparkle and those perfectly formed teeth, against that warm brown skin, just stood out like a beautiful oil painting. But Little Joe didn’t smile as often as everyone would like. He was Obituaries Memorials Area Services Page 12
hurting, and when he hurt . . . well, he didn’t smile a whole lot.
When the pain would go away the white kid and the Indian kid would talk like young kids do. They’d talk about their dreams, their wishes, their hopes. When Joe wasn’t hurting they’d laugh and play games. Often, he’d have to go out in the hospital’s deep, dark laboratories and exam rooms from time to time to take more and more tests to see if they could find out what was causing his pain. When he came back, he usually wasn’t smiling. The tests were not easy, some were, in fact, painful. Back then, Omaha had a skid row area, down between 13th and 16th streets, not all that far from the Mighty Missouri river. Today, the river district and the neighborhood that used to house a lot of
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Omaha’s derelicts has been built into a beautiful commerical district with lovely boutique shops and restaurants galore. A great entertainment venue.
But back then, it was a skid row, home to a lot of Indians who lived down there. Mostly, it was Indians who were down on their luck, or who had drinking problems, which was a prevalent problem within the Indian communities that were in and around Omaha. It was probably a good 16, maybe 20 city blocks from the skid row area up to the Bishop Clarkson Hospital. A long, cold walk, particularly in the winter time, with the cold temperatures and sharp winds coming in off the plains . . winds that would cut through your clothing like a knife. One Christmas eve, an old man
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left that skid row area and began the long walk from where he lived. He was headed for the Bishop Clarkson Hospital.
Somewhere between the wretched area where he lived and the hospital, he came across a Christmas tree lot. He stopped and looked around, talked to the salesman who was manning the lot and who saw fewer and fewer customers for his trees the closer they got to Christmas Eve. The old man didn’t have a whole lot of money but spoke to the Christmas tree salesman and after a brief discussion, the saleman gave the old man a rather scrawny little tree. He refused payment and wished the old man a Merry Christms.
The old man continued his walk, carrying his scrawny little Christmas tree. After what seemed like hours of plodding through the snow swept streets, he entered the lobby of the Bishop Clarkson Hospital, inquired as to a room number and took the elevator up. Little Joe had had a rather rough day of tests and wasn’t feeling very well. As the old man entered the room, however, Little Joe’s
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
Christmas Cake Recipe from Diane:
Once again this year, I've had requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe so here goes:
Please try to keep it in your files because I'm beginning to get tired of typing this up every year! Ingredients: 1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup water 1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar Lemon juice
4 large eggs (room temperature)
Nuts (your choice) 1 bottle tequila
eyes lit up. His family had come to see him! Or what was left of his family. And with a Christmas tree! True, it wasn’t much of a Christmas tree, kind of a scrawny little thing, but to Joey it was probably the most beautiful tree he had seen in ages.
The Old Man was Little Joe’s dad. He wasn’t really all that old. He just looked old because he kinda walked with a stooped over back . . . probably from working heavy labor jobs at the Union Pacific railroad, in the cornfields of Nebraska’s farms, or wherever he could find work. The hard work had taken its toll on this once powerful body. There clearly was a great bond between Little Joe and his dad. Joe couldn’t stop smiling and chattering away. The Old Man just smiled quietly and stroked his son’s hair. We learned that Little Joe’s mom had died several years earlier. It was just Little Joe and his dad against the world. They were making it, too. Not exactly living high on the hog or getting rich . . but they were carving out a life for themselves, as best they could. And then Joey got sick. He had terrible stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, chills, and then the symptoms would settle down. They’d go away, maybe for 2 cups dried fruit Directions:
Sample tequila to check quality; Take a large bowl; check tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality.. Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit Pick the fruit up off the floor. Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.
Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner
Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
days. Sometimes they’d just come . . . and then go . . . sometimes they’d leave because Joey had medication to dull the pain. As the symptoms became more constant, the pain more unbearable, it was time for Joey to head to the hospital for tests to find out what his medical problems were.
kids have a somewhat Merry Christmas and, who knows? Maybe that happy feeling might be shared by the nurses.
Joey’s eyes lit up at the gifts as well, all wrapped up, looking Christmas lovely.
In time, Little Joey’s dad had to leave and the white kid’s parents offered to drive him home. He accepted quietly and gratefully. Little Joey had to fight back the tears when his dad left. He wasn’t sure how soon his dad could make it back to the hospital for another visit.
The white kid’s parents arrived and were determined to cheer their son up for Christmas. They wanted to try and make his Christmas, even while in the hospital, a joyous event. They had brought some gifts and they had even remembered Joey, bringing him several gifts.
The Old Man thanked the parents and soon that hospital room began to get a mighty warm feeling. There were smiles and laughter.
Several of the nurses on the floor heard about the tree and pretty soon, strips of crepe paper appeared, red, white, green, all were brought in and hung on the scrawny Christmas tree. The nurses already spoiled the two young patients rotten . . . but since it was Christmas Eve and they had to work anyway, they decided to do all they could to help these two Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat. Cherry Christmas
"Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play. - Harry Neale, professional hockey coach "Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch." - Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver "I'm working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect." - Doug Sanders, professional golfer "All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'" - Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers Pitcher
"When it's third and ten, you can have the milk drinkers; I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time." - Max McGee, Green Bay Packers receiver "I found out that it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them." - Tommy LaSorda, LA Dodgers manager "My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget." - E.J. Holub, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker regarding his 12 knee operations "My theory is that if you buy an ice-
There have been mightier and more magnificent celebrations of Christmas on Christmas Eve, people singing hymns in mighty cathedrals all over the world, lots of rich kids and their families opening presents and enjoying the Christmas season. But it’s hard to imagine anyone enjoying Christmas Eve more than these two young kids, and their families, all spending Christmas Eve in the room and the halls of Bishop Clarkson Hospital.
Indeed, the next day, Christmas Day, the white kid’s parents did return to spend Christmas with their ailing, but recuperating young lad. And they tried to help Little Joey enjoy Christmas as well. But Joey wasn’t feeling well that Christmas Day. He was polite and
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cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can learn to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren't as good." - Vic Braden, tennis instructor "When they operated, I told them to add in a Koufax fastball. They did but unfortunately it twas Mrs. Koufax's." - Tommy John N.Y. Yankees, recalling his 1974 arm surgery "I don't know. I only played there for nine years." - Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked if Tom Landry ever smiles
"We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and one was pale as a ghost." - John Breen, Houston Oilers "The film looks suspiciously like the game itself." - Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta Falcons "When I'm on the road, my greatest ambition is to get a standing boo." - Al Hrabosky, major league relief pitcher
"I have discovered in 20 years of moving around the ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats." - Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner "Because if it didn't work out, I didn't want to blow the whole day." - Paul Horning, Green Bay Packers running back on why his marriage ceremony was before noon.
"I have a lifetime contract. That means
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from Trupanion and his/her first bag of food from Purina. Animals that are awaiting adoption can be found on the organization’s website: sdhumane.org/how-you-canhelp/adopt/available-pets. The San Diego Campus is at 5500 Gaines St., San Diego; Escondido Campus is 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido; and Oceanside Campus for dogs is 2905 San Luis Rey Road, and for cats and small animals 572 Airport Road, Oceanside. Adoption hours are 10am to 6pm, seven days a week at all campuses.
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“The Gift of Love” Adoption Promotion at Humane Society – Adoption fees are being waived for all animals, courtesy of generous donors’ gifts. Hundreds of homeless animals are at San Diego Humane Society in need of homes, so pet adoption fees are being waived for all animals now through December 24th at all campuses and satellite adoption centers. For these last few days before Christmas, all animal adoptions are sponsored by Sharon Blanchet of ABC Family Law and Phil and Pam Reed, Reed Team at Willis Allen Real Estate in La Jolla. There is no shortage of animals needing homes and gifting a pet can actually be a mutually beneficial opportunity this holiday season. The best way is to involve the pet family and pet parent-to-be in the selection. Every animal adopted from San Diego Humane Society is spayed/neutered, current on all vaccinations, microchipped and is sent home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam, 30 days of worry-free pet insurance
Golden Visions 2018, Call to Artists - The City of Vista’s Civic Gallery welcomes entries for its all-media exhibition “Golden Visions 2018.” Artists aged 55 and above are invited to submit up to two entries. Selected works will be exhibited January 9 through February 16. Entry deadline is December 22, at 5:30pm. Entry processing fees are $10 for one entry or $15 for two entries. $550 cash awards. Applications are available at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, or by logging onto www.gmacvista.com. For more information, contact Imelda Huerta at 760.643.5265 or email email@example.com.
RB Woman’s Club to Host “Voices for Children” – At their Thursday, January 4th meeting, the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club will host “Voices for Children.” The speaker will be a representative from Voices for Children who will inform us about volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAS) and how they advocate for children through the Foster Care Program and the Court System. All are invited to attend on Thursday, January 4, 11:30am social and 12noon lunch at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Cost for lunch is $26 at check-in. Checks payable to RB Woman's Club or exact cash is requested. Sorry, no credit cards. Guests with dietary restrictions may pre-order a vegetarian meal. Please call Fern for reservations (760-741-6620). Deadline for reservation is 5:00pm, Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Years Day). Guests are always welcome; and membership is open to women in Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas.
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The nurse came in with his breakfast and his medications.
The nurses would scurry in and out and check his pulse and temp and whatever it is nurses do to 12 year old lads who are hospitalized. Joey was always cooperative, even if he had to have a shot or to have blood drawn. He was a rather good patient and the nurses were clearly fond of him.
“Where’s Little Joey?” he asked, though he probably already knew the answer.
tried to smile but mostly he slept, or tried to . . . and he wanted to keep to himself.
That night, after the parents left, the two lads talked, but not a whole lot. They did talk about what they were gonna do the first day when they got out of the hospital, what their pals were probably doing tonight, what school would be like once Christmas vacation was over. And then they fell asleep.
The next morning the white kid awoke. He turned to greet his roomate and bid him good morning. He froze.
Joey wasn’t there and his bed clothes were all rolled up. Something wasn’t right.
The kid looked at the nurse with a questioning look and saw a tear in her eyes.
“Little Joey passed away early this morning,” she said, and she didn’t try to hide the tears that flowed, nor the tremor in her voice. The 12 year old buried his face in his pillow and screamed, “No! Not Little Joey! He was my pal. We were just talking last night! He can’t be gone. He’s just a kid, like me!” I can remember this Christmas memory as though it happened yesterday. You see, I was the other little 12 year old patient.
“Take Your Networking Skills to the Next Level!” – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet on Thursday, January 4th, to start the New Year with John Rodolff discussing “The Art of Networking.” John is a consultant and corporate trainer specializing in revenue growth, networking, effective communication and building referral relationships. Guests are welcome and there will be networking opportunities before, during and after the meeting. If you’ve been thinking about ABWA, this is the perfect event for you. RSVP today with Sue Punian at 760.822.2242 or by January 3rd to pay at the door. Cost is $23/members; $28/guests. The meeting is Thursday, January 4th, networking from 5:45-6:30pm; dinner and program 6:30-8:15pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, 92069. for more information, visit the website at www.abwasoaringeagles.org or contact Sue Punian at 760.822.2242.
Masayo Halpin to Speak on Human Trafficking – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will host the North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative meeting on Thursday, January 4th, at 9am at the United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Ave., Vista. The event is free to the public, and coffee and pastries will be provided. The guest speaker, Masayo Halpin, was a Special Agent with the Portland Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty years, retiring in January 2017. She served as the Crimes Against Children coordinator and started the Innocence Lost Task Force (ILTF), which brought together four local law enforcement agencies and the FBI. The ILTF collaborated with the non-governmental agencies and other law enforcement agencies to focus on services for the victims of sex trafficking. Prior to joining the FBI, Masayo Halpin was an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and specialized in Domestic Violence. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit soroptimistvista.org. The North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative is a diverse group of individuals and community organizations committed to eliminate human trafficking and modern day slavery. The mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking, provide a platform to share information, improve victim services, educate ourselves and the public, and advocate for policy and legislation related to human trafficking. The Collaborative meets the first Thursday of every other month from 9am-10:30am at the United Methodist Church at 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. The event is free to the public; coffee and pastries are served. The Soroptimist club was chartered on March 23, 1953, and is a dynamic group of professional business women who seek to make a difference in our community through offering scholarships and grants to local charities and by raising awareness and educating the public about issues affecting women and girls, such as domestic violence and human trafficking. Funds are raised through the annual salad luncheon for the public and other group and personal projects. For over 60 years in service, we have been committed to protecting the environment, education in the fields of health, economic and social development, leadership development, fellowship and diversity. SI Vista NCI holds luncheon meetings the first and third Friday of each month at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. We're also on Facebook: Please LIKE our Facebook Page!
Carlsbad Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast Announced – On Friday, January 5, from 7-9am, the Carlsbad Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast of the New Year will be held at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, 92008. Leisa Reid will be the speaker; she will be giving an interactive experience where you will learn something about yourself and take a glimpse into what may be holding you back from achieving goals. She comes from Productive Learning, a personal development company specializing in helping people close the gap between what they have and what they truly desire. For reservation/tickets, contact the Carlsbad Chamber, 59354 priestly Drive, Carlsbad 92008. Cost for members is
$34/person; general admission is $45/person.
Check out The Broadway Theater’s Winter Camp – Looking for a fun place for your child to spend January 2, 3, 4, and 5th while you are at work? This winter camp is a place for children between 7 and 14 years of age to spend one or all four days doing theater games, crafts, watch current movie releases and the kids also get two snacks a day. The camp will focus on acting, singing, dancing and art. Your child will be involved in acting technique classes along with basic musical theater dance and vocal training. Also, we will teach your child how to do a proper audition, take resume head shots and teach the child (and parent) how to put together a resume. We want everyone to be ready for the Mary Poppins auditions on January 15th if your child would like to audition. The kids will be introduced to basic costume, make-up and set design; and they will perform skits and lip sync challenges. To register online or find out more about the camp, visit the Workshop/Drama Camp page of the website. There are 22 slots left, so register today so your child has something fun to do during the first week of January. Call the office 7 days a week between 10am3pm – the phone number is 760.806.7905. Vista’s Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway, Vista 92084. The cost of each camp is $30/day or $25/day for 4 days in a row.
North County Aviculturists Meeting – for pet bird owners and breeders to present “Have you ever wondered where your Cape Parrot or Canary or Gouldian Finch originated?” Maybe you’d like to give your bird a diet similar to what could be found in the wild. Aviculturists Johan Otter and Demi Hungerford will be speaking on Where in the World birds we know come from and what the diet is like in that part of the world. The meeting will be on Saturday, January 6th at 7:00pm, at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista 92084. Find more information at www.ncabirdclub.com.
Home Firearm Safety/Basic Handgun Class - A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, January 7, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford, at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. To register for the class, call Jack at 760-7462868. Cost is $60/person.
Brandeis University Outreach Program Luncheon Meeting – On Monday, January 8th, the San Dieguito Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will host the annual Brandeis University outreach program, University on Wheels, with a luncheon. Brandeis professor Ryan McKittrick will discuss the American musical theater, from its roots in the nineteenth century to current Broadway hits such as ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Waitress’. Professor McKittrick teaches theater arts, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and serves as dramaturg at the American Repertory Theater. Illustrated with scenes from famous film adaptations and clips from more recent productions, his talk promises to be most entertaining. The event will be held at 11:00am at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad. The cost, $55, $65, or $75 (partly tax deductible), will benefit the BNC Sustaining the Mind Fund, supporting research in neurodegenerative diseases. For information or reservations, call 858-309-8348. RSVP before December 28.
Kids in the Garden Class at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens – On Saturday, January 13, from 10am-12noon, Walk the Gardens with Farmer Jones and discover special features, plants, and animals that call the Gardens home. Farmer Jones emphasizes hands-on discovery and fun for all. Class fee is $5/child, and $5/per adult Garden entry; adults stay with their children throughout the class. Your registration includes your visit to the Children’s Garden: the Ricardo Breceda,
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Robbery from Vinaka Cafe
On Thursday, December 14 at 7:05 p.m., the Carlsbad Police Department was called to Vinaka Cafe located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive in regards to a person with a weapon who attempted to steal from the Café.
Officers arrived on scene and observed multiple bystanders holding down two combative male subjects. Officers conducted an investigation into the subjects who potentially had a weapon. A preliminary investigation was conducted and it revealed that a white male adult and a white male juvenile entered the Vinaka Café and stole the tip jar from the counter. The employees observed what had happened and began to argue with one of the male subject’s about the theft. During the argument one of the subjects produced a firearm that was later identified as an airsoft gun. Subsequent to the altercation with the employees of Vinaka Café, the adult male, who was outside, assaulted a female bystander who was standing outside the Café. He struck her in the face, damaged her cellular phone, and bran-
dished the airsoft gun towards her. Bystanders who had witnessed the series of events, intervened and forcibly detained the two suspects.
The adult male suspect was positively identified as Giovanni Matteo Ojeda Filippone, a 19 year-old white male, from San Diego. He was booked at the Vista Detention Facility for Robbery, Assault, Brandishing a Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, as well as various narcotics charges. The male juvenile was arrested for Robbery and Assault and transported to San Diego Juvenile Hall where he was booked for the aforementioned charges. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Oceanside Mayor Retires
Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, who has been absent from City Council meetings for most of the year, announced last Wednesday that he was resigning his post, effective Jan. 1. Everything was perfect. And then came the bill.
$104.61, before tip. Two jumbo shrimp dinners with pasta, plus wine. It was worth every penny. I reached for my wallet. I didn't have it!
Too late I remembered it lying on my desk at home and I had forgotten to pick it up before we left.
Man About Town
What a night!
I did something Friday night that I haven't done in 50 years. Friday was Mary's birthday so I decided to take her out for a night on the town.
We went to a really upscale restaurant, Vintana's, in Escondido. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful atmosphere, superb service, excellent waiter, great food, and a great bottle of wine. Yes, I bought a bottle of wine. Mary is not supposed to have alcohol but she's been such a good girl and it was such a special occasion that I granted special dispensation and bought a $40 bottle of wine (I seldom spend more than $10 on a bottle of wine). We had a superb dining experience, were very, very pleased with the evening.
Mary and I rummaged in our pockets and we came up with about $75. Paolo, our server, totally understood.
I told him I'd leave my wife there and go home, get my wallet and return. "Oh, no. She doesn't need to stay here. Go ahead and you can come back later."
Wow! He didn't know me from Adam. I could have been a con artist trying to pull a fast one. Must have been my angelic face.
I went home and called Vintana's and asked if I could give them my CC# over the phone so I wouldn't have to drive back (I had 2.5 glasses of wine and don't like to drive when I've had anything to drink.) Again, they couldn't have been nicer. I gave them the CC# and the evening was finally over.
Fifty years ago I pulled a similar stunt; this time, however, it was
Wood suffered a serious stroke in the spring, and has struggled to fully recover. His resignation came in a letter to the city clerk.
The 69-year-old had just returned to the council dais a week ago to lead his first City Council meeting since his May 16 stroke, though he needed help to perform his duties. The city clerk helped read agenda items and call on public speakers, and the city manager helped him cast his vote and take other actions during the meeting. “We are in a transitional point here, and it’s very emotional,” said Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery, who’s served as acting mayor since May, In addition to his letter to the city clerk, Wood sent a separate letter to the City Council recommending that the panel appoint City Clerk Zack Beck or former City Manager Peter Weiss, who currently serves as a consultant to the city.
State law specifies that the council has 60 days after the resignation to appoint someone or schedule an election, Beck said. The council has until Feb. 7 to place the vacancy on the June ballot.
with a young lady who handled advertising for a client I was calling on. Lovely lunch, came the bill and Mr. Bumble had left the wallet at home. She wound up paying the bill. I paid her back the next day but still, it was embarrassing. I had never dined at Vintana's before; had heard lots of great things about it. Everything I'd heard about the restaurant was true. First class restaurant, food, service . . . everything was perfect. Except for me, Mr. Bumble, having forgotten my wallet. •••• Well, Jim Wood has resigned as Mayor of Oceanside. Sorry to see him go. I like the guy.
In 1971, Jim joined the Oceanside Police Department and served for more than 31 years, working in child abuse, narcotics, robbery, property crimes, domestic violence, homicide and elder abuse. As a senior investigator, he worked with many outside agencies, including the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Naval Criminal Investigative Services. He retired from the Oceanside Police Department in December of 2002. In November of 2002, Jim was elected to the Oceanside City Council after a very active campaign in which he walked virtually every neighborhood in Oceanside. Jim worked hard with citizens and City staff members. He made frequent visits to neighborhoods throughout the City to hold “Neighborhood Office Hours” providing citizens with an opportunity to
Letters to the Editor
PEARL HARBOR STORY
I'm truly humbled that so many fans of The Paper have taken the time to email me, directly, regarding my recent Pearl Harbor story (published Dec. 7, 2017). Many of you have even come up to me on the street to give me a hug. Due to so many questions, I thought it most convenient to address them all here. My family and friends asked me to make some clarifications and corrections:
My Uncle Sotero (mentioned in my Pearl Harbor story) served on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier (CVN 68), NOT the USS Saratoga as erroneously cited in my storyline. From what friends and family have informed me (since my cover story appeared in The Paper), my great grandfather served on board
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bring problems and concerns to their Councilmember, as well as providing Jim with their input and expectations. In November of 2004, the people of Oceanside elected him as their Mayor. He’s been there ever since.
He’s had a brilliant career, done a great job . . . but he deserves a rest so he can look after his health. Thanks for all you’ve done for Oceanside, Jim. Ya done good, Mr. Mayor!
Wal-Mart at Ash and East Valley Parkway, Escondido, now have three “mobility scooters.” Good marketing plan. Disabled folks might come and spend all of $12 or $15 to get one or two items if they have to walk the aisles; with a scooter they can shop at their leisure and likely spend $100 or more.
The Walmart on East Grand have 15 or 20 mobility scooters; Vons has one, Ralphs on E. Valley Parkway has two. There are a lot of disabled folks in Escondido and North County. It just makes sense to make it easier for them to shop and spend their money.
What’s more, all of the stores named above provide staff to help load the groceries in the car and then drive the scooter back into the store.
Memo to grocery stores, drug stores, etc., . . . if you don’t have at least two mobility scooters available for the handicapped, you’re missing out on a lot of business. A lot. A word to the wise and all that.
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more information, visit www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Cristina at 760.859.7485.
"All Aboard" is Theme of Christian Women's Club Luncheon - On Monday, January 15th at 11:30 am at Meadowlark Community Church, 1918 Redwing St., San Marcos 92078, the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club meeting will take place. Cost of the luncheon is $15.00 inclusive. The guest speaker, Julianne Chene, is an award-winning TV news anchor/reporter and radio talk host who will share "The Perfect Life," the story of the ‘Real Housewife of Orange County.’ The special feature will be all about travel. Learn how you can travel as much as you can, as far as you can and as long as you can. Life is meant to be explored! Entertainment will be some soul-thrilling music that will enrich our lives and give us joy. This special luncheon is planned just for you. Come and meet the special guests, hear an inspirational message, learn how to plan your next vacation, and listen to beautiful music. Bring a friend; walkins welcome. The club has no membership or dues. Please make reservations by January 11th for the luncheon. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For
Shop Local Oceanside Announces Winners of Window Decorating Contest - In the spirit of the holiday season, Oceanside held the second annual 'Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest as part of the program and event lineup of 'Tis the Season to Shop Local. A total of 19 businesses throughout Oceanside participated by decorating their shop windows and storefronts to the theme of 'Tis the Season. A panel of local judges viewed the holiday displays and selected the following winners: First place: One of the newest businesses in our community, Stage and Screen FX in downtown Oceanside is the winner. Judge Mary Theim commented: "Looks terrific during the day or at night; a good use of
the new Children’s Discovery Trail, the Enchanted Garden Tube Tunnels, the Fall Fun Festival scarecrows, the interactive Children’s Music Garden, the turtle and Dino Dig, and the Incredible Edibles Garden, and your self-guided tour of the 14acre Gardens. The class is free for AVBG family members. When you join and buy a family membership in AVBG, the monthly Kids in the Garden class and entry to the Gardens are free for a year. Membership forms are available on the website. Donations and sponsorships are gratefully accepted. All fees collected support the Alta Vista Children’s Garden. Pre-registration required at email@example.com or 760.822.6824 so there will be materials enough for all. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park. Visit altavistabotanicalgardens.org.
Blue Wave Kiwanis 2nd Annual Open House – Wednesday, January 17th is the 2nd Annual “Blue Wave Kiwanis Experience” Open House which will be held at the Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, from 5:30-7pm. Anyone interested in providing positive community service to others should mark this on their calendar and plan to attend. Blue Wave Kiwanis is a small group of energetic folks who enjoy helping others with the focus on our local area children. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7pm at VANC located on Mission Avenue in Oceanside. For more information, please contact Dianne Hilbert, 760721-8025, or visit the website at www.bluewavekiwanis.org. Also, (mark your calendar) for Saturday, February 17th, is the date of our "Bunco for Bucks" fundraiser which will be held at the Oceanside Women's Club. This is our major fundraiser for the year. All proceeds from this event will support our "Scholarship Fund" for deserving local high school students. The cost is $20, which includes a light lunch, bunco with prizes and a raffle ticket. It is encouraged that tickets be purchased in advance as space is limited. For more information on this event, please visit our website at www.bluewavekiwanis.org.
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9:30am (check in at 9am), with a return about 4:30pm. Saturday, January 27th, A Saturday in Palm Springs, Alexander Estate and Street Fair, $79/person. The Street Fair at the College of the Desert is a popular weekend destination, with more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmers market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. After shopping, head for the Alexander Estate, originally dubbed the “house of tomorrow.” In September 1966 the estate was leased to Elvis Presley and on May 1, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla began their honeymoon at the estate. This modernist iconic estate consists of three stories in four concentric circles and there is not a square room in the home. February 11-14, Death Valley/Las Vegas Experience, $389/person/double; and $479/person/single. A fabulous three night and four day trip; overnight on Fremont St. at the Four Queens; 2 nights at Longstreet Hotel (just outside of Death Valley), 2 breakfasts, 1 box lunch and 2 dinners. Photo stops at Rhyolite Ghost town and Goldwell open air museum near Beatty, plus more. Lots of interesting and famous sights to see in Death Valley. Weather should be perfect for a trek through the desert. Tuesday, March 20, Nixon Library & Lunch at Polly’s Pies; $78/person. Start the day with lunch (choice of 3 entrees and a slice of pie). Then to newly renovated Nixon Library; see 70 new major exhibits, an exact replica of the White House East Room, Marine One (presidential helicopter) and more. April 3-5, Sam’s Town with optional smooth water raft trip; $189/double; $252/single. Two nights at Sam’s Town (outskirts of Las Vegas), with complimentary shuttle to both the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street. Lots to do and see. On April 4, an optional smooth water raft trip will be offered ($86/person), fully narrated by experienced, knowledgeable guides who offer history of the Hoover Dam & Black Canyon National Water Trail. Lunch will be included on this 4-hour scenic adventure. April 18-26, Santa Fe, Southwest Motorcoach Tour; $1078/person/double;
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the USS Saratoga. Again, my uncle Sotero served on the USS Nimitz which was commissioned in 1975 and its final home port was designated in 2015. That is a huge difference in years between the USS Saratoga (1927-1946) and the USS Nimitz (1975-2015) the latter which my uncle Sotero served on as an 18year-old Electrician's Mate.
My favorite uncle "Soto" (as he was nicknamed) was tragically killed by a drunk driver on his way home from duty. I bear the exact same name of my uncle on my mother's side, but, Soto was my unabashed favorite. It is so shockingly unexpected that so many of you expressed such an interest in my personal and family life. I never realized how close our readership fan base has become to us here at The Paper.
To the Thompson, Reynolds, and Johnson Navy families of San Diego and Los Angeles who emailed me and who all knew my neighbor, Master Chief James Lair, who gave me a guided tour of the Point Loma Naval Base (consolidated in 1998) -- yes, I toured the nuclear sub base, but not in 1998. I toured it on two consecutive occasions, the most recent second visit in October, 2007. After my 4 years in the U.S. Navy I truly thought I was out of harm's way in my civilian life. It is highly ironic that civilian life would prove to be the most dangerous for me.
In 2008, I suffered a massive injury when I fell from a great height off of an industrial ladder while at work and miraculously lived! I was rushed to Escondido's Palomar Hospital. I flat-lined twice on the operating table only to live 18 excruciating days in the intensive care part of the hospital as a virtual cripple, where I had to be carried to be bathed and fed and learn to eventually walk, all over again, like the infant I once was. I no longer wished to live and only prayed that death would just claim me to put me out of my misery and pain. I was given 3 shots in the stomach each evening to prevent any possible stroke. It was there when I first came across a copy of Lyle E. Davis' The Paper. The Chuckles section made me laugh so loudly that I could be heard way down the halls! My laughter was so loud that my 7 doctors literally ran to my room only to find the source of my sudden 'turn-about' and were shocked to see what 'miracle therapy' had suddenly gave me back my will to live: it was Lyle E. Davis' The Paper!
My neurologist, who had discovered and vanquished my deadly brain hematoma (which should have killed me outright) turned to my ophthalmologist (who saved my eyes), my orthopedic surgeon (who reconstructed my legs with Titanium), my trauma surgeon (who kept me alive) and the other doctors without speaking. Then, my neurologist, looked back down at The Paper, then looked up again at the other 6 doctors and said point-
blank: "Hell, we should have this damned paper in all the patients' rooms!" And he meant it. In time, when the nurses came in to administer my stomach shots I began crying all over again. That's when my neurologist discovered a small stack of The Paper hidden under my pillow. My neurologist smiled and said: "I've got an idea. Let him hold a stack of those papers!" The nurses let me clutch them close to my chest and I stopped crying, and endured the shots. After being 'put back together' again, and surviving "post traumatic syndrome" for about a year (I had a psychiatrist to guide me through with medication, etc.), I wrote my very first story for The Paper on July 15, 2010. It was my small Native American way of saying: "Thank you, Lyle E. Davis, for giving me back my life, teaching me to laugh again, and making me want to live instead of wanting to die. This is my way of saying thanks."
Since my near-death experience, I never doubted again, how the mysterious power of laughter can, truthfully, be the world's best medicine! And also, just how many lives are affected by The Paper each and every week. Just think, Lyle never even knew me; neither my name; or that I even existed. Yet, made my Native American spirit want to, once again, soar amongst the eagles. Thank you, Lyle, and especially, thank you Evelyn Madison. Evelyn, truly, makes The Paper run smoothly. Without her, well, The Paper would not be what it is today. I hope all this helps answer all the questions of how, what, and when did you first write your first story. To all the beautiful fans of The Paper, you mean the world to me. To all of you, everywhere, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Friedrich Gomez a.k.a. "White Eagle" (Kumeyaay Nation)
Editor’s Note: Friedrich Gomez, pictured above, will soon publish his 90th cover story for The Paper. He will have published 100 cover stories by sometime in 2018. We will do something special in recognition of that major milestone. More on Friedrich Gomez:
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High Diesel Taxes Hurt Us All
When the new 12 cent per gallon gas tax went into effect November 1st, hardworking Californians took an immediate hit. The tax on diesel increased by 20 cents a gallon, but we have seen that rise to 30 cents at the pump. Vehicle registration fees are going up by $25 -$175 after January 1st, based on the value of your vehicle. Consumers will pay more for groceries, goods and to have your Christmas gifts shipped due to fuel surcharges, higher shipping costs and manufacturing of goods that rely on diesel powered engines.
Small businesses, like mine, are affected since we operate diesel trucks to ship our products and not only the cost of fuel, but the cost of the raw goods we bring in for manufacturing goes up as well. Wholesale apparel, inks, cleansers, supplies that go into manufacturing all go up. Those costs will be passed on to consumers. Our district's major economic engine is agriculture. According to Diesel Technology Forum, diesel engines power over 90% of vehicles transporting farm prod-
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$1460/single. For this 9 days, 8 night, trip through the Southwest, seating is limited so sign up soon. Call the office for additional information. Wednesday, May 16, Myrtle Creek Gardens & Lunch with Grand Traditions Tour; $85/person. Two treasures in our own back yard; a wonderful day, filled with beautiful things to see.
United Airlines Will Match Your Donation! – Friends at United Airlines have informed the San Diego Humane Society that they have created a campaign to help assist rescue relief partners involved with the Southern California wildfires and the Humane Society was selected as a beneficiary; they have committed to matching the first $100,000 raised. To help the Humane Society to meet this match, they are also choosing to give bonus miles to valid MileagePlus members who contribute at least $50 and enter their valid MileagePlus number on the donation form. Donate $50$99; earn 250 bonus miles; donate $100-$249 and earn 500 bonus miles; donate $250 or more and earn 1,000 bonus miles. Contact the Humane Society to take advantage of these opportunities. San Diego Campus, 619.299.7012; Escondido Campus, 760.888.2275; and Oceanside Campus, 760.757.4357.
Escondido Chamber has Education Committee again – Rorie Johnston, Chamber CEO, recently announced that the Education Committee is back, under the leadership of Dr. Luis Ibarra, Superintendent, EUSD. The committee will focus on connecting Education with Business through many factors including: High School and Jr. High Internships; Community Service Hours for HS Seniors; Engaging with Business Leaders to connect workforce needs with educational requirements; enriching the education process from Career Days to Student Mentoring. A data base of businesses who wish to participate in the education of the Escondido youth will be created in order to easily connect the requests with the resources. The committee
ucts to railroads, warehouses and ultimately to market. This year, a broad coalition of California farm groups, including Western Growers Association, California Cattleman’s Association and California Farm Bureau worked together to oppose the tax increase. I voted no on the tax increase.
The gas taxes we already pay are continuing to be diverted to the state general fund. In fact, no new lanes for congestion relief will be built with the new taxes. 1/3 of the money goes to parks and some to high speed rail.
These tax increases can be stopped by the voters. Please visit www.stopthecartax.org to download a petition to repeal the gas tax increase and amend the Constitution so that future increases must be approved by the voters.
Minority Floor 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.
will culminate the year by honoring outstanding educational leaders from teachers to administrators. If you are interested in participating in this committee, join us for a kick-off meeting on Monday, January 8 at 12noon at the Escondido Chamber. Invited are those in education and business. The Chamber is located at 720 N. Broadway, Escondido; 760.745.2125; firstname.lastname@example.org; and website at http://www.escondidochamber.org.
Support Wildfire Recovery Efforts – The Lilac Fire has severely impacted the San Diego North County region. Over 4,100 acres have been burned, and Cal Fire reports 151 structures destroyed and 56 damaged. Dozens of units were destroyed in the Rancho Monserate retirement community in Bonsall. After thousands of San Diegans were displaced last week, thankfully all evacuation orders and road closures were lifted. As you can imagine, resources are strained, but our region stands together to overcome this disaster. In response to the critical situation, on December 8 The San Diego Foundation activated the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund. Grants from this fund will support the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts to build community resilience to such events in the future. Grantmaking will support nonprofits providing needed services to wildfire survivors. Decisions will be guided by the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund Board, a committee of community leaders with expertise in public safety, emergency response, medicine, housing, finance, philanthropy and other disaster-related knowledge. The San Diego Foundation will respectfully steward donations and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Fund, just as we did following the 2003 and 2007 wildfires when the support of hundreds of donors mobilized $13 million for our county. You can make a contribution from your donor-advised fund to support recovery efforts by contacting our char-
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itable giving team at email@example.com. If you currently do not have a fund, you can use your credit card to make a donation online at SDFoundation.org/DisasterFund, or by texting “SDRecover” to 50155 on your mobile device. 100% of donations to the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund will help San Diegans recover and rebuild from the disaster (excluding credit card fees). The San Diego Foundation does not charge a fee on the fund. Thank you for entrusting your charitable dollars to The San Diego Foundation in this time of great need. If you have questions, please contact us at 619235-2300. Elvis Live at the Zoo! – The San Diego Zoo's newest residents, hamadryas baboons, have taken over their new home in the Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks exhibit—and their current leader, 19-year-old Elvis, is ready for the spotlight. These fascinating primates, native to the Ethiopian Highlands in Africa, are already providing great opportunities for Zoo guests to be awed, amazed, and surprised, while learning about these colorful animals and their unique social structures and behaviors. The Zoo's hamadryas baboon group is made up of 12 females and eight males, ranging in ages from 23 years to 3 months. Elvis can often be seen strutting around the exhibit, as well as spending time protecting one of his favorite females, 6-year-old Kurzbein, and her 3-month-old baby girl. It's good to be (the) king!
raise funds for the club’s community service projects. Club members volunteered at the Beer Fest held at the Sea Side Concert Area of the Fairgrounds. CWONC is made up of women of all ages who share an interest in volunteering in the community for a variety of causes – animals, children, education, the homeless, seniors, and the military. Visit and www.gfwc.org www.cwonc.org, www.cfwc.org.
Vista Woman’s Club Volunteers Recognized for Fall Fun Festival - The ninth Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens was enjoyed by over 500 people who decorated pumpkins, bobbed for apples, had their faces painted, and built scarecrows for a contest. The Woman’s Club of Vista volunteers organized vendors and children’s activities, and helped families create scarecrows. Volunteers and several scarecrow sponsors were recognized at a recent meeting of the Club. The Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30am at the Shadowridge Golf Club, with The Night Owls meeting at 6pm at various locations. firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-847-2786 or womansclubofvista.org
Contemporary Women Volunteered at Craft Beer Fest – Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) volunteered at the Craft Beer Fest at Del Mar Fairgrounds in November.
Photo, l-r: Kathleen King and Susan Walsh
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by Tom Morrow
One of History’s Most Complex Men
Many exploits of famed aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh that he lived during his long life were not always good. Lindbergh was born Feb. 4, 1902. His friends called him “Slim” for his tall, lanky frame and long stride. During and after his famous 1927 flight, the media dubbed him “Lucky Lindy,” and “The Lone Eagle.”
The Sound of the Season: Jungle Bells! 'Tis the season for festive fun at the San Diego Zoo's Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union, through January 1, 2018 Photo: l-r, front row: Anita Hutchins, Eleanor (except December 24). Twinkling Hutchins, Judy Pantazo, Nancy B Jones lights, festive foods, and merry performances transform the Zoo into a l-r, back row: Emily Kjellson, Crystal Gates wild, glowing wonderland. Santa will be on hand before Christmas to Contemporary Women Bake Holiday visit with youngsters, and some of his elves Cookies for Families Residing at will keep things hopping with an energetic Solutions for Change - A few members of trampoline performance of the Toy Shop GFWC Contemporary Women of North Hop. For more Santa-themed adventures, County (CWONC) recently got together to there will be two special 4-D theater experibake holiday cookies that will be given to ences: an amazing train ride to the North homeless families residing at Solutions for Pole through the magic of "The Polar Change. At the Vista Campus, resources are Express" and "Ice Age: A Mammoth offered in life skills/work force developChristmas." Albert's Restaurant is even prement, transformational housing and counselsenting its own holiday spirit: Happy ing. Youth and teen programs are also Holidays Happens, featuring drink and appeoffered and provide an academic and emotizer specials from 3 to 5 p.m. daily during tional safe environment to overcome past Jungle Bells presented by California Coast hardships. Credit Union (except December 24).
Explore the San Diego Zoo Kids Website - The wonders of the Animal Kingdom are as close as your smartphone, tablet, or computer! The young and young-at-heart can see their favorite furry, feathered, or scaly friends and find out about their habitats on the newly redesigned San Diego Zoo Kids website. From animal profiles and fun crafts to ideas for helping wildlife, the San Diego Zoo Kids website features information and inspiration for youngsters; as well as a "For Grown Ups" area for parents and teachers to access field guides, curriculum, and other educational resources. What are you waiting for? Visit kids.sandiegozoo.org and get your online adventure started!
Visit: www.cwonc.org and www.solutionsforchange.org
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President Roosevelt disliked Lindbergh's outspoken opposition to his administration's policies of giving aid to England, telling Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau he thought Lindbergh was a Nazi. “What a pity this youngster has completely abandoned his belief in our form of government and has accepted Nazi methods because apparently they are efficient.” Roosevelt stripped him of his Air Corps rank, but nonetheless he worked as a consultant in the Pacific, flying 50 combat missions as a civilian. After World War II, Lindbergh continued as a consultant to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force and to Pan American World Airways. In 1954, on the recommendation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lindbergh was commissioned a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. The Lindberghs had six children. In 2003, two years after the death of his wife, it was revealed that, beginning in 1957, Lindbergh had engaged in covert sexual affairs with three women, fathering seven more children.
Ten days before he died, Lindbergh wrote to each of his European mistresses, imploring them to maintain the utmost secrecy about his illicit activities with them even after his death. The three women (none of whom ever married) all managed to keep their affairs secret even from their children, who during his lifetime (and for almost a decade after his death) did not know the true identity of their father. They had only known him by the alias “Careu Kent” and they only saw him once or twice per year. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War I. Afterwards he became a U.S. Mail pilot. He wanted to compete for a $25,000 prize to be the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. At age 25, he went from obscurity to instantaneous world-fame by making a nonstop flight from Long Island to Paris.
Lindbergh covered the 33 1⁄2hours, 3,600 statute-mile flight alone in a single-engine aircraft built by San Diego’s Ryan Aircraft factory. Ryan was located where San Diego International – Lindbergh Field is today. The plane was named the Spirit of St. Louis to honor the group of St. Louis, Mo., businessmen, who put up the money to build the plane.
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Woman’s Club of Vista Orientation - Ten members of the Woman's Club of Vista enjoyed learning about the Club at a recent new-member Orientation held at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. President Judy Pantazo shared highlights of the Club's 101-year history and General Federation history. Donation Day, Scholarships, and reporting were explained by Past President Nancy B Jones. The Orientation session emphasized the Club's mission of "Enriching lives through philanthropy and volunteer service." A review of the Club's numerous projects provided information to promote volunteer-
Before the United States formally entered World War II, some people accused Lindbergh of being a Nazi sympathizer. An advocate of non-interventionism, he supported the anti-war America First Committee, which opposed American aid to Britain in its war against Germany.
Lindbergh was still an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and received the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor.
Lindbergh’s historic flight probably was the only event of happiness. In 1929, Lindbergh married Anne Morrow, daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Morrow. However, Lindbergh's historic flight and instantaneous world fame led to tragedy. In March 1932, their infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what American media called the "Crime of the Century" and described by H. L. Mencken as "the biggest story since the Resurrection.” By 1935 the case’s hysteria had driven the Lindbergh family into voluntary exile in England until they returned in 1939.
However, in the mid-1980s, after reading a magazine article about Lindbergh, one of the daughters in Germany deduced the truth. She compared photos in the articles with family snapshots and more than 150 love letters from Lindbergh to her mother. After her mother and Anne Lindbergh had both died, the girl revealed the truth. In 2003, DNA tests confirmed that Lindbergh had fathered the German children. Ironically, other than the three mistresses, the children didn’t know about Lindbergh’s life accomplishments, including “The Lone Eagle.” He used a fake name with all of them. Lindbergh spent his last years on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where he died of lymphoma on Aug. 26, 1974, at age 72. He is buried on the grounds of the Palapala Ho'omau Church in Kipahulu, Maui.
There is a post-script to Lindbergh’s most complex life. In the 1980s, a small article appeared in several newspapers with another revelation: Lindbergh had actually been a spy for the U.S. Army Air Corps to assess the German Luftwaffe (air force) on his visits to Germany in the late 1930s. His reputation for being an anti-war leader and one of the world’s greatest aviators allowed him unprecedented access to German aircraft and factories before the war started. Whether it’s true or not remains an intriguing question because Lindbergh was surely an enigma. Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders. Olga Diaz
Council Member, Represents District 3
Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 7
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I was recently invited to serve on a Community Advisory Council for SDG&E. My first meeting coincided with a debrief on the Lilac Fire impacts to service in North County. As part of safety protocols, the company has invested in staffing several fulltime meteorologists to help anticipate the impact of weather events on the power infrastructure throughout the service area. The
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I can't be fired during the third quarter if we're ahead and moving the ball." - Lou Holtz ,Arkansas football coach "I won't know until my barber tells me on Monday." - Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had lost a game
"I tell him 'Attaway to hit, George.'" - Jim Frey, K.C. Royals manager when asked what advice he gives George Brett on hitting
"I learned a long time ago that 'minor surgery' is when they do Photo, from left: Karen Keusseyan (Membership), the operation on someone else, Judy Pantazo (President), and new members Suzy not you." - Bill Walton, Portland Trial Long and Mary Kennedy reviewed the GFWC Collect for Clubwomen, written in 1904. Photo Blazers credit: Nancy B Jones
Cindy Lou is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 2 year old, 101 pound, female, Anatolian Shepherd mix.
The term “Gentle Giant” is perfect for Cindy Lou. She’s a big dog who doesn’t seem to notice that she’s big. She loves to sit close, lean on people, and give as much love as she can. Cindy Lou was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program.
The $145 adoption fee for Cindy Lou includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and 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.
"Our biggest concern this season will be diaper rash." - George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster that included 26 freshmen and 25 soph-
Cadence, a 6-year-old spaniel, is looking for a loving home where she can enjoy the love of a family, long walks and lots of snuggle time. She’s a sweet girl who will give love back to you ten-fold! Adoption fees are being waived for ALL animals at San Diego Humane Society Dec. 15-24 thanks to generous donors who want to help pets find homes before the holidays! Adopting Cadence includes her spay, permanent microchip identification, current vaccinations, 30 days worry free insurance from Trupanion Insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! She is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Santa Ana winds clocked in at nearly 80 miles per hour in the East County, prompting SDG&E to turn off power in high risk areas to avoid sparking a wildfire.
Also discussed was a plan to test a change in the fee structure. A study of the cost to produce energy reveals that daytime energy delivery is less expensive than night time energy delivery. Solar power often provides more daytime power than necessary, bringing down daytime use costs.
"The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday." - Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach CHRISTMAS EATING TIPS
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnogalcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!
Before making any decisions about permanent changes to energy rates, SDG&E will pilot a Time-of-Use rate structure using 100,000 existing customers. Those selected for further analysis will be informed and a dual tracking billing system will be monitored to see if setting fees by time of use will impact conservation and cost.
I will continue to share what I learn by attending these quarterly advisory meetings.
3 . If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission. 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time
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The Pastor Says . . .
I am, because of my nature, a hopeful person and choose to point people to hope, help and Him. There is so much to communicate about God’s power and grace. It’s the antidote to a world in chaos and the answer to every question.
Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316 Church San Marcos, CA.
In times like these…
As a pastor and somewhat of a leader in some circles, I’ve thought a lot lately about the voice God would have me to offer to the events and affairs of our world and the culture and climate that exists today. About once a week I want to type out words that speak to the crises of the week I read about in the news. Band wagons are always close to jump on. Our world is so broken in so many ways. I, along with every believer must really discern what to do, be and say in light of the strife, confusion, division and pain that exists.
Evil must be confronted, pain must be alleviated, wrongs must be righted, stands must be taken, prayers must be prayed and, above all, love must be shared every day to everyone we encounter.
I’m thankful to serve a God who will make things right eventually. His peace will reign forever someday. (Selfishly I can’t wait). In the meantime, we are salt to a tasteless society, light amidst the darkness and ambassadors of outrageous hope.
Most of what we hear each day is less than encouraging. It’s our calling to not just kick against the darkness but turn on the light. People need to know our God and we might be the only example some have of his grace and acceptance. We need to continuously speak to the challenges of an increasingly complex world. I guess I’ll stay in the battle… you?
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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 Jim Desmond
San Marcos City Hall will close for holidays from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2
San Marcos city facilities including City Hall, Community Services and the Public Works Department will close for the annual winter furlough beginning Monday, Dec. 25 and will remain closed through Monday, Jan. 1. City services, such as police and fire, will remain in place through the holidays. Staff will also be standing by to address nonemergency related issues like light outages, debris in roadways and other non-emergent fire and public safety concerns.
City Hall is set to open for regular business hours at 7:30 am on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Residents are encouraged to stay connected by visiting the City’s website, www.sanmarcos.com, and follow San Marcos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the handle @sanmarcoscity. For information about holiday waste collection schedules, please visit www.edcodisposal.com
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Hidden Asset - Senior Volunteers
Senior residents are an important part of Vista’s volunteer community, with hundreds of seniors donating their time to make a difference each year. Two departments, currently in need of senior volunteers are the Vista Fire Department and the Vista Sheriff’s Station. Vista Fire senior volunteers help with day-to-day administrative services; fire prevention education; conducting station tours, assisting with the Smoke Alarm program; and providing support such as hydration and food to firefighters at fires and other extended emergency incidents. To learn more about volunteering, contact Vista
Fire at 760.643.2801. The Senior Sheriff’s program assists the Vista Sheriff’s Station with administrative work; as well as, writing parking citations; marking abandoned vehicles; and providing home checks for home-bound residents or for those away on vacation. For more information on the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer program, please call 760. 940.4434. New research shows that seniors who volunteer are enjoying health benefits after just one year of volunteering, including decreases in anxiety and depression, loneliness and social isolation. That’s an added plus to the benefits Vista receives from its senior volunteers! Thank you to all of the volunteers making a difference in our community.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Rose Parade Trip with Parks and Recreation
Have you ever wanted to attend the Rose Bowl Parade but never had the opportunity? Mark your calendar and plan to join Oceanside Parks and Rec for a fun-filled trip! The parade will feature beautiful floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands along a 5 ½ mile route down Colorado Boulevard. You will experience the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration experienced only on the streets of Pasadena! Participants will meet at 4:00 am at the El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, on January 1st. The
parade commences at 8:00 am and the bus will return to the Senior Center by approximately 4:00 pm. Breakfast, round trip bus ride, souvenir seat cushion, lunch, program, official souvenir pin, admission and front row seats at West Colorado & Orange Grove are included in the purchase of a ticket for $200. You can register and purchase tickets at https://apm.ativecommunities.com/ oceansiderec. The bus will accommodate 40 people and staff has arranged transportation for four additional people requiring ADA accommodations with a companion rider. For more information, please call 760-4355250. Happy Holidays!
The Paper • Page 12 • December 21, 2017 you all the way to 100. Hardly any of us live that long. Hockey seems to work best. It lets us divide our lives into three thirty year periods. If you live past the end of the third period, (90), it seems strangely appropriate that you would meet your maker in “sudden death overtime.”
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It’s that time of year again
The “Holiday Season” stretches from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year’s Day. It’s a time to reflect on our lives. Thanksgiving is the time to celebrate the blessings life has brought to us, Christmas is a time to enjoy the present and New Year’s challenges us to create an even better future. Using a sporting event as a metaphor for life lets us divide our life into periods. Baseball with nine innings is too much. Basketball and football quarters don’t quite work because 20 year quarters only gets you to 80 and 25 year quarters take
Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 6
originally from the city of Daejeon and now living here in San Diego Northern boundaries completing my university education.
I was most pleased reading your Pearl Harbor story written by Mr. Friedrich Gomez. A most powerful, emotional piece that was truly a masterpiece of writing. He makes me feel like I'm there in the story. For 3 months now I pick up copies of The Paper to see what else he write about. The "You Could Be Jewish" story make me laugh out loud with all my college friends because we fascinating with cultur-
For Nome and me the “first period” was growing up in small town Indiana. It was stable and comfortable and all about parents, friends and school, the first job, becoming an adult, finding each other, getting married and starting a family. The “second period” took us out of our comfort zone. It was about career, money, climbing the corporate ladder, adapting to changing jobs, homes and locations and raising and launching the children into their “second period.” Then came our “third period.” The kids are launched, our corporate careers are over and comfort and stability are back. This year The Computer Factory will see its 23rd Christmas and the home where we’ve lived for the past thirteen years is the first of the seven homes we’ve owned that we actually got to live in for more than two years. The “third period” is a lot like the “first period.” We’ve had the time to get to know and love our community and the people in it. Everywhere we go we see friends and neighbors. At our business we see a steady stream of old friends and we meet new ones every day. The things we do for our customers are necessary, important and appreciated. Because of our business we learn new things every day and we stay connected to al differences in other parts of the world from our own South Korean ways and customs.
We are reading fans of Mr. Gomez and look in your Archive Section of The Paper to discover more of his writings. He is a most accomplished writer and can make us laugh, then cry, then reflect on our world around us. Only very few writers can be craftsmen like that with comedy, drama, and emotional strengths. Usually the writers have only one strength in only one area and cannot do anything outside that one strength. You keep this writer. We keep reading your
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Last Wednesday morning Nome and I attended the monthly San Marcos Chamber of Commerce “Coffee Connections” networking meeting at the new Fairfield Inn on San Marcos Blvd. As always we enjoyed the event and as we were leaving I asked Nome if she realized that we were probably the oldest people in that room. She thought for a moment and then she said “yep, so what.” I said “But we’ve been going to events together for over fifty years. Socials, Scouts, youth athletics, professional organizations, political shindigs, civic clubs, company parties etc. Why is it that we don’t feel any different now than we did when we were the youngest couple in the
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room? Nome looked at me over her glasses and grinned. “Don’t you get it?” she said. “It’s because it’s not about us and it never has been, it’s always been about the other people.” Nome nailed it. And that’s why we’re spending our “third period” doing what we’re doing. So when people ask us when we plan to retire, kick back and enjoy life, we don’t have an answer. We can’t think of anything we’d rather be doing than what we are doing. Maybe we are just a case of arrested development. Merry Christmas Nome and Paul
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#2017-9029169 The name of the business: Rockabox, located at 523 Scarlet Place, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Iman Khaleel Kishawi 523 Scarlet Place San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11.29/17. /s/ Iman Khaleel Kishawi Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/29/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00043264-CU-PT-CTL
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Rosina
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changing names as follows: Present name: Minerva Romina Cruz Verdeja to Proposed name Cruz,
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for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.
7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again. 8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day? 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost.. I mean, have some standards.
10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, Glass of wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" Have a great Christmas season!
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At least I think she was poor. She only had a dollar in her purse.
And that was work, let me tell you! She didn't really want to cross the street. But I made it across with her. Never knew women cussed like that.
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There was a knock on the door this past Saturday morning. I opened it to find a young, welldressed man standing there who said: "Hello sir, I'm a Jehovah's Witness." So I said "Come in and sit down."
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We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. 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
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#2017-9029633 The name of the business: All By Design, located at 1450 Hedionda Ave., Vista, Ca 92081. This business is registered by: Micwood Enterprises, Inc. 1450 Heidonda Ave. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 2/6/2015. /s/ Michelle Wood, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/06/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017 and 1/04 & 1/11/2018.
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NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.
NOTE: if a judgment or a support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees.
1. The name and address of the court are SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: PAULA D. KLEINMAN, ESQ. 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 402 Vista, CA. 92081 (760) 643.4114 Date: November 17, 2017 Clerk, by /s/ R. Corona, Deputy
NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. PAGE TWO
STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS
Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from: 1. Removing the minor children of the parties from the sate or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor children; 3. transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, and; 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 1/05/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029258 The name of the business: Fray’s Cleaning Service, located at 752 Mission Grove Pl., #506, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Jorge Giovanni Garcia 752 Mission Grove Pl. Apt. 502 Escondido, Ca. 92025 Fray Morales 508 E. Mission Ave., Apt. 502 Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jorge Giovanni Garcia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017.
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#2017-9028077 The name of the business: Connecting-Life’s-Dots, located at 650-315 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Lucy Josephine Wheeler 650-315 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lucy Josephine Wheeler Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/15/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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#2017-9028607 The name of the business: Methadone Label Company, located at 152 Palacio Norte, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Customer Service Data Products, Inc. 152 Palacio Norte Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/01/2017. /s/ Tore Amato, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/20/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028712 The name of the business: Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience, located at 2111 S. El Camino Real #302, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Denise Kruszewski, PHD, Psychology Inc. 2111 S. El Camino Real #302 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Denise Kruszewski, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028726 The name of the business: California Coastal Outdoor Services, located at 449 E. 11th Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Donald Matthew Long 449 E. 11th Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/17. /s/ Donald Matthew Long Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/222017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017.
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#2017-9029273 The name of the business: Come On Over Cafe, located at 2405 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Andrea Nicole Hiles 301 Leonard Ave. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 11/30/17 /s/ Andrea Nicole Hiles Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028271 The name of the business: Surfside Tropicals, located at 2929 Fairview Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Michael Martino 2929 Fairview Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/01/08. /s/ Michael Martino Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/16/2017. 11/23, 11/30, 12/07 and 12/14,2017.
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#2017-9028593 The name of the business: Home Solutions Remodeling, located at 5151 Via Madrid, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is registered by: Donald L. Silvers 5151 Via Madrid Oceanside, Ca 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/24/03. /s/ Donald L. Silvers Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/20/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017.
#2017-9030502 The name of the business: California Real Estate Professional, located at 3533 Roselle Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Betty Jeanne Calkin 3533 Roselle Ave. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/10/2017 /s/ Betty Jeanne Calkin Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/15/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9030195 The name of the business: The Learning Experience, located at 4174 Avenida de la Plata, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is registered by: Kid’s Pedagogy LLC 402 Paseo Del Concho San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: n/a. /s/ Trusharkkumar Patel, Treasurer Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9030292 The name of the business: Slater’s 50/50 Restaurant, located at 110 Knoll Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: W. M. Moya, Inc. 36130 Agape Lane Wildomar, Ca. 92595 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: n/a. /s/ Wilfred Moya, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/13/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2017-00046042-CU-PT-CTL
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Pamela
Denise Machala filed a petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows: Present name: Pamela Denise Machala to Proposed name Pamela Denise Gamly.
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: Jan. 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Department 27.
The address of the court is: 330W. Broadway, San Diego, CA.
92101. 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 newspa-
per of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/14/2017.
/s/ Jeffrey B. Barton, Judge of the Superior Court 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018
Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) City of San Marcos
EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE AND BENEFIT BROKER SERVICES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS IS SEEKING QUALIFIED FIRMS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DESCRIBED BELOW:
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - “Employee Health Insurance and Benefit Broker Services.” The City maintains a health and welfare benefit package for its current employees and is seeking qualified firm(s) to provide services described above, who are licensed insurance brokers, well-versed in the employee health and welfare benefits market, and experienced in advising public agencies. This broker would serve as the Broker of Record for placement and marketing of each health and welfare plan, compliance, modeling, benchmarking, claims analysis, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) consulting and advising the City in the area of compliance, plan design, plan administration, costs and communications of benefits to the City’s employees. GENERAL All requested clarifications regarding this RFQ/RFP will be posted on City's website or return email to Consultant as described below. The City may or may not respond to requests for clarifications. Clarifications of the RFQ/RFP and Exhibits responded to by the City will be made by written addendum and will be posted on City's website or return email to Consultant no later than one (1) business day prior to the proposal due date. Failure of any Consultant to receive any addenda will not relieve such Consultant from any obligations imposed by such addenda. All addenda so issued will become part of the RFQ/RFP and Contract Documents. Failure to cover in its proposal any such addenda issued may render his bid informal and result in its rejection. For a complete set of proposal documents, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net/about-us/doing-business-with-san-marcos/bidsrfps. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et. seq. IS NOT required for this project. The City is not responsible for costs associated with the preparation of the proposals; there is no express or implied obligation for the City to reimburse Consultant for any expenses incurred in preparing or submitting a proposal. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. s/s Michele Bender, Human Resources Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos DP: 12/21/2017
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#2017-9027501 The name of the business: Twin Oaks Valley Winery & San Marcos Winery, located at 1575 Mulberry Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Twin Oaks Valley Vintners, LLC 1575 Mulberry Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited LIability Company. First day of business was July 1, 2003. /s/Kathryn Rose Gray, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2017. 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 & 12/21/2017.
#2017-9028407 The name of the business: Dent Time LLC - San Diego Dent Removal and Bumper Repair, located at 2120 W. Mission Road, Suite #240, Escondido CA. 92029. This business is registered by: DentTime LLC 2120 W. Mission Rd., sutei #240 Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company First day of business was 8/12/2002. /s/ Mary Lee Reasonover, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/17/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 and 12/28/2017.
#2017-9027116 The name of the business: Alvarez Specialties, located at 159 Heritage St., Oceanside, Ca. 92058. This business is registered by: Ernesto Javier Alvarez 159 Heritage St. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Ernesto Javier Alvarez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/03/2017. 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 & 12/21/2017.
#2017-9029357 The name of the business: Taco’s Don Paco, located at 800 Civic Center Dr., Ste F, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: FGB Enerpriess Inc. 821 Mulberry Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is conducted by a Corporation. First day of business was 5/01/2017. /s/ Graciela Damacio, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/01/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 and 12/28/2017.
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#2017-9028593 The name of the business: Home Solutions Remodeling, located at 5151 Via Madrid, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is registered by: Donald L. Silvers 5151 Via Madrid Oceanside, Ca 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/24/03. /s/ Donald L. Silvers Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/20/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029169 The name of the business: Rockabox, located at 523 Scarlet Place, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Iman Khaleel Kishawi 523 Scarlet Place San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11.29/17. /s/ Iman Khaleel Kishawi Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/29/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028021 The name of the business: Meyer’s Chimney Sweep, located at 603 Seagaze #975, Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is registered by: Joseph Michael Meyer III 603 Seagaze #975 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/14/17. /s/ Joseph Michael Meyer III Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/14/2017. 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 & 12/21/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9026895 The name of the business: Gaming on Grand, located at 237 W. Grand AVe., Escondido CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Ted John Apollo 13530 Poway CreekRd. Poway, Ca 92064 Tom Andrew Apollo 13282 Vinter Way Poway, Ca. 92064 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Ted John Apollo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2017. 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 and 12/21/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028790 The name of the business: Wolves Upholsery by Virginia Gonzalez, located at 1203 Regatta Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Virginia Susana Gonzalez de Baldelli 1203 Regatta Ct. San Macos, C. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/2017. /s/ Virginia Susana Gonzalez de Baldelli Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 and 12/28/2017.
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#2017-9028220 The name of the business: The Rusty Daisy Vintage, located at 11423 Kaywood Circle, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Melissa and Greg McDonald 11423 Kaywood Circle Escndido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 11/16/17. /s/ Melissa McDonald Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028989 The name of the business: Whiskey Master, located at 2325 Paseo de Laura, #107, Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is registered by: Anthony Ryan Muzzo 2325 Paseo de Laura, #107 Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Anthony Ryan Nuzzo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/28/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028924 The name of the business: Peggy Jo Services, located at 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd. Spc 279, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Peggy Jo Kuster 1930 W San Marcos Blvd. Spce 279 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/2015 /s/ Peggy Jo Kuster Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County Diego County on 11/27/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9030173 The name of the business: Buena Vista Services, located at 1467 La Loma Dr., san Marcos, ca. 92078 This business is registered by: Robert Wellington and Darily Day campbell 1467 La Loma Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business: 9/21/1979. /s/ Darilyn Day Campbell Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 12/12/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028929 The name of the business: Medipatch Technologies & Consulting, located at 1167 Brewley Ln., Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Ludwig J. Neimann 1167 Brewley Ln, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business: 01/01/2010. /s/ Ludwig J. Neimann Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/27/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CARMEN MAUSKOPF, AKA MARIA DEL CARMEN GARCIA MAUSKOPF Case No. 37-2017-00044302PR-LA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Carmen Mauskopf, aka Maria Del Carmen Garcia Mauskopf. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Miriam Mauskopf in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92101. The Petition for Probate requests that Miriam Mauskopf be appointed as personal representatives 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: 01/02/2018 Time: 11:00 a..m. Dept: 504 Address of court: 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. 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: Rebecca Briskin - Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace LLP 4350 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 350 San Diego, CA. 92122 858.750.3580 12/07, 12/14 and 12/21/2017
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED
Ordinance No. 2017-1458
Ordinance No. 2017-1458 – an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending the San Marcos Municipal Code Section 2.30.030 (City Manager Authority) of Chapter 2.30 (Purchasing). Ordinance No. 2017-1458 was introduced on November 28, 2017, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on December 12, 2017, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: ORLANDO. 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: 12/21/2017
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#2017-9028054 The name of the business: Good Wood Millworks, located at 1835 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Richard Andrew Trusty 360 Benevente Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Richard Andrew Trusty Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017.
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2017-9028920 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Peggy Jo Personal Assistant Services, located at 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd., Spce 279, San Marcos, CA. 92078. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 01/14/2013 and assigned File no. 2013-001269, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Peggy Jo Kuster 1930 W San Marcos Blvd. Spc 279 San Marcos CA. 92078 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Peggy Jo Kuster This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/27/2017 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028815 The name of the business: JJ Plumbing Heat and Air, located at 1241 Rio Way, Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: John Bruno and Janine Lisa Plaziak 1241 Rio Way Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 11/27/2017. /s/ John B. Plaziak Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/27/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028550 The name of the business: Beachbreak Pool Care, located at 700 Alta Vista Drive, Apt 16, Vista, CA 92084 This business is registered by: Joseph Odin Alvarez 700 Alta Vista Drive #16 Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Joseph Odin Alvarez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County Diego County on 11/20/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029140 The name of the business: Quinonez Income Tax located at 640 E. Vista Way, Ste B, Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Jesus Ramon Quinonez Ramirez 1445 Crestview DR. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jesus Ramon Quinonez Ramirez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County Diego County on 11/29/2017. 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029573 The name of the business: First Choice Inspections, First Choice Drone & Media, located at 37846 Bear View Circle, Murietta, CA. 92562. This business is registered by: Stenros Enterprises, Inc. 37846 Bear View Circle Murietta, CA. 92562 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/14/2000. /s/ Stephen William Stenros, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018.
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#2017-9028933 The name of the business: Elle & Associates, LLC, located at 543 Camino Verde, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Elle & Associates, LLC 543 Camino Verde San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Beza Zemene Pittman, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/27/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028066 The name of the business: Cornerstone Roofing, located at 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #107-417, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: Nathan Eric Graaff 1065 Armorlite Dr. #215 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/17. /s/ Nathan Eric Graaff Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9028860 The name of the business: Tico Touch Industries, Tico Touch Ministries, Tico Touch Nursery, Tico Touch Academy, located at 1915 Foothill Dr., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is registered by: Daniel M. Salas 1915 Foothill Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.. /s/ Daniel M Salas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/27/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029786 The name of the business: All Maintenance and Management, located 1101 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is registered by: James William Strader 1101 W. San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/07/17. /s/ James William Strader Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9027894 The name of the business: Nostalgic Events & Weddings, located at 222 Avenida Chapala, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Anne Murielle Ancheta Valenzuela 222 Avenida Chapala San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/27/17. /s/ Anne Murielle Ancheta Valenzuelar Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/14/2017. 12/7/07, 12/14, 12/21, and 12/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9029796 The name of the business: Universal Property Co., located at 13115 Shalimar Pl., Del Mar, Ca. 92014. This business is registered by: Carl Gene Montgomery 13115 Shalimar Pl. Del Mar, CA. 92014 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/17/17. /s/ Carl Gene Montgomery Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/2017. 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2017 & 01/04/2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
#2017-9030557 The name of the business: HOM Escrow, A Non-Independent Broker Escrow, located at 9988 Hibert St., 150, San Diego, CA. 92131. This business is registered by: San Diego Homes & Estates, Inc. 9988 Hibert St. 150 San Diego, CA. 92131 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business: n/a. /s/ Rich Johnson, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego Couunty Diego County on 11/28/2017. 12/21, 12/28/2017, 01/04 & 01/11/2011.
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