Volume 46 - No. 51
December 22, 2016
compiled by lyle e davis
Editor’s Note: Another in the series of journal stories by James P. Beckwourth and chronicled by an itinerant (and verbose) judge, by T. D. Bonner: Disagreeable Rencounters in St. Louis.—Messenger arrives from Fort Cass.—Imminent Peril of the Whites from the Infuriated Crows.—The Cause.—Immediate Return.— Incidents of my Arrival.—Pine Leaf substituted for Eliza.—Last Battle with the Black Feet.—Final Adieu to the Crows.
IT now comes in the order of relation to describe two or three unpleasant rencounters I had with various parties in St. Louis, growing out of the misunderstanding (already related) between the Crows and Mr. Fitzpatrick's party. I had already heard reports in the mountains detrimental to my character for my supposed action in the matter, but I had never paid much attention to them. Friends had cautioned me that there were large sums of money offered for my life, and that several men had even undertaken to earn the rewards. I could not credit such friendly intimations; still I thought, on the principle that there is never smoke but there is fire, that it would be as well to keep myself a little on my guard. I had recovered from my sickness, and I spent much of my time about town. My friends repeatedly inquired of me if I had seen Fitzpatrick. Wondering how so much interest could attach to my meeting with that man, I asked one day what reason there was for making the inquiry. My friend answered, "I don't wish you to adduce me as authority; but there are strong threats of taking your life for an alleged robbery of Fitzpatrick by the Crow nation, in which you were deeply concerned."
I saw now what to prepare for, although I still inclined to doubt that any man, possessed of ordinary perceptions, could charge me with an offense of which I was so manifestly innocent. True, I had met Fitzpatrick several times, and, instead of his former cordial salutation, it was with difficulty he addressed a civil word to me. Shortly after this conversation with my friend I went to the St. Louis Theatre. Between the pieces I had stepped to the saloon to obtain some refreshments, and I saw Fitzpatrick enter, with four other not very respectable citizens. They advanced directly toward me. Fitzpatrick then pointed me out to them, saying, "There's the Crow."
"Then," said the others, "we are Black Feet, and let us have his scalp." They immediately drew their knives and rushed on me.
I then thought of my friend's salutary counsel to be on my guard, but I had no weapon about me. With the agility of a
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cat I sprung over the counter, and commenced passing tumblers faster than they had been in the habit of receiving them. I had felled one or two of my assailants, and I saw I was in for a serious disturbance. A friend (and he is still living in St. Louis, wealthy and influential) stepped behind the bar, and, slapping me on the shoulder, said, "Look out, Beckwourth, you will hurt some of your friends." I replied that my friends did not appear to be very numerous just then.
"You have friends present," he added; and, passing an enormous bowie-knife into my hand, stepped out again. Now I was all right, and felt myself a match for the five ruffians. My practice with the battle-axe, in a case where the quickness of thought required a corresponding rapidity of action, then came into play. I made a sortie from my position on to the open floor, and challenged the five
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bullies to come on; at the same time (which, in my excited state, was natural enough) calling them by the hardest names.
My mind was fully made up to kill them if they had only come at me; my arm was nervous; and my friends, who knew me at that time, can tell whether I was quick-motioned or not. I had been in situations where I had to ply my battle-axe with rapidity and precision to redeem my own skull. I was still in full possession of my belligerent powers, and I had the feeling of justice to sustain me. I stood at bay, with my huge bowie-knife drawn, momentarily hesitating whether to give the Crow war-hoop or not, when Sheriff Buzby laid hands on me, and requested me to be quiet. Although boiling with rage, I respected the officer's presence, and the assassins marched off to the body of the theatre. I followed them to the door, and defied them to descend to the street with me; but the sheriff becoming angry, and threatening me with the calaboose, I straightway left
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I stood upon the steps, and a friend coming up, I borrowed a well-loaded pistol of him, and moved slowly away, thinking that five men would surely never allow themselves to be cowed by one man. Shortly after, I perceived the whole party approaching, and, stepping back on the side-walk in front of a high wall, I waited their coming up. On they came, swaggering along, assuming the appearance of intoxication, and talking with drunken incoherency. When they had approached near enough to suit me, I ordered them to halt, and cross over to the other side of the street. "Who are you?" inquired one of them.
"I am he whom you are after, Jim Beckwourth; and if you advance one step farther, I will blow the tops of your heads off."
"You are drunk, ar'n't you?" said one of the party. "No, I am not drunk," I replied; "I never drink any thing to make a dog of me like
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I stood during this short colloquy in the middle of the side-walk, with my pistol ready cocked in one hand and my huge bowie-knife in the other; one step forward would have been fatal to any one of them.
"Oh, he's drunk," said one; "let's cross over to the other side." And all five actually did pass over, which, if any of them is still living and has any regard for truth, he must admit to this day.
I then proceeded home. My sister had been informed of the rencounter, and on my return home I found her frightened almost to death; for Forsyth (one of the party) had long been the terror of St. Louis, having badly maimed many men, and the information that he was after me led her to the conclusion that I would surely be killed.
A few days after I met two of the party (Forsyth and Kinney), when Forsyth accosted me, "Your name is Beckwourth, I believe?" I answered, "That is my name."
"I understand that you have been circulating the report that I attempted to assassinate you?"
"I have told that you and your gang have been endeavoring to murder me," I replied, "and I repeat it here." "I will teach you to repeat such tales about me," he said, fiercely, and drew his knife, which he called his Arkansas tooth-pick, from his pocket.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Sports Quotes
"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
The knife I had provided myself with against any emergency was too large to carry about me conveniently, so I carried it at my back, having the handle within reach of my finger and thumb. Seeing his motion, I whipped it out in a second. "Now," said I, "you miserable ruffian, draw your knife and come on! I will not leave a piece of you big enough to choke a dog."
"Come," interposed Kinney, "let us not make blackguards of ourselves; let us be going." And they actually did pass on without drawing a weapon. I was much pleased that this happened in a public part of the city, and in open day; for the bully, whom it was believed the law could not humble, was visibly cowed, and in the presence of a large concourse of men. I had no more trouble from the party afterward. In connection with this affair, it is but justice to myself to mention that, when Captain Sublet, Fitzpatrick, and myself happened to meet in the office of Mr. Chouteau, Captain Sublet interrogated Fitzpatrick upon the cause of his hostility toward me, and represented to him at length the open absurdity of his trumping up a charge of robbery of his party in the mountains against me.
Being thus pressed, Fitzpatrick used the following words: "I never believed the truth of the charge myself; but when I am in the company of sundry persons, they try to persuade me into the belief of it, in order to raise trouble. I repeat, it is not my belief at this present moment, and I will not be persuaded into believing it again." Then turning to me, he said, "Beckwourth, I have done you a great injustice by ever harboring such a thought. I acknowledge it freely, and I ask your forgiveness for the same. Let us be as we formerly were, friends, and
"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 icecream 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."
think no more about it."
Friends we therefore mutually pledged ourselves, and friends we have since remained up to this day. While in town I called on General Ashley, but he happened to be away from home. I was about leaving the house, when a melodious voice invited me in to await the general's return.
"My husband will soon be back," the lady said, "and will be, doubtless, pleased to see you." I turned, and really thought I was looking on an angel's face. She moved toward me with such grace, and uttered such dulcet and harmonious sounds, that I was riveted to the spot. It was the first time I had seen the lady of General Ashley. I accepted her invitation, and was shown into a neat little parlor, the lady taking a seat at the window to act as my entertainer until the return of the general. "If I mistake not," she said "you are a mountaineer?"
I put on all the airs possible, and replied, "Yes, madam, I was with General Ashley when he first went to the mountains."
Her grace and affability so charmed me that I could not fix my ideas upon all the remarks she addressed to me. I was conscious I was not showing myself off to advantage, and she kept me saying "Yes, madam" and "No, madam," without any correct understanding of the appropriateness, until she espied the general approaching.
"Here comes the general," the lady said; "I knew he would not be long away."
- 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 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 the operation on someone else, not you." - Bill Walton, Portland Trial Blazers
"Our biggest concern this season will be diaper rash." - George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster
Shortly the general entered the lodge, and fixed his eye upon me in an instant, at the same time whipping his pantaloons playfully with his riding-whip.
Rising from a better chair than the whole Crow nation possessed, I said, without ceremony, "How do you do, general?"
"Gracious heavens! is this you, Beckwourth?" and he seized my hand with the grip of a vice, and nearly shook off my scalp, while his lady laughed heartily at the rough salutation of two old mountaineers. "My dear," said the general, "let me introduce you to Mr. Beckwourth, of whom you have heard me so often make mention. This is the man that saved my life on three different occasions in the Rocky Mountains; had it not been for our visitor, you would not have been Mrs. Ashley at this moment. But you look sickly, James; what is the matter?" I replied, "I had been confined to my bed since my arrival in St. Louis."
We had a long conversation about the mountains and my residence with the Crow nation. I was very hospitably entertained by my former commander and his amiable lady, and when I left, the promise was extorted from me to make repeated calls upon them so long as I remained in the city.
About the latter end of March a courier arrived from Fort Cass, bringing tidings of a most alarming character. He had come alone through all that vast extent of Indian territory without being molested. It seemed as though a special providence had shielded him.
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that included 26 freshmen and 25 sophomores.
"The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday." - Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach •••• When someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles to frown.
But it only takes four to reach out and slap them. •••• Don't give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.
•••• I always buy lots of small cheeses at Christmas time. Remember, Christmas is the time we all celebrate the baby cheeses. •••• Why women should avoid "girls night out." The other night I was invited out for a night with the "girls." I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, "I promise!"
Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home.
Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times. Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in
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He found me in the theatre, and gave me a hasty rehearsal of the business. It seems that a party of trappers, who had heard of my departure for St. Louis, having fallen in with a number of Crows, had practiced upon them in regard to me. "Your great chief is gone to the white nation," said the trapper spokesman. "Yes, he has gone to see his friend, the great white chief." "And you will never see him again."
"Yes, he will come back in the season of green grass." "No, the great white chief has killed him." "Killed him!" "Yes."
"What had he done that he should kill him?"
He was angry because he left the whites and came to live with the Indians — because he fought for them."
It is the greatest wonder in the world that every one of the trapper party did not lose their scalps on the spot. If the Indians had had any prominent leader among them, they infallibly would have been all killed, and have paid the penalty of their mischievous lying. Unfortunately for the Crows, they believe all the words of a white man, thinking that his tongue is always straight. These trappers, by their idle invention, had jeopardized the lives of all the white men in the mountains. The Indians said no more, but dashed
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off to the village, and carried the news of my death.
"How do you know that he is dead?" they inquired. "Because the whites told us so, and their tongues are not forked. The great white chief was angry because he staid with our people, and he killed him."
A council was immediately held to decide upon measures of vengeance. It was determined to proceed to the fort and kill every white man there, and divide all the goods, guns, and ammunition among themselves; then to send out parties in every direction, and make a general massacre of every white man. Innumerable fingers were cut off, and hair without measure, in mourning for me; a costly sacrifice was then made to the Great Spirit, and the nation next set about carrying out their plans of vengeance. The village moved toward the fort. Many were opposed to being too hasty, but all agreed that their decisions should be acted upon. The night before the village reached the fort, four women ran on in advance of the village to acquaint Mr. Tulleck of the sanguinary intention of the Crows. Every precaution was taken to withstand them — every gun was loaded. The village arrived, and, contrary to all precedent, the gates of the fort were closed.
The savages were infuriated. The whites had heard of the death of the Medicine Calf, and had closed the gates to prevent the anticipated vengeance. The inmates of the fort were in imminent peril; horror was visible on their countenances. They might hold their position for a while, but an investment by from ten to fifteen thousand savages must reduce it
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eventually. Tulleck was seated on the fort in great perplexity. Many of the veteran Crow warriors were pacing to and fro outside the inclosure. Yellow Belly was provisional head chief during my absence. Tulleck called him to him.
He rode up and inquired, "What is the matter? Why are your gates shut against us?"
"I had a dream last night," replied Tulleck, and my medicine told me I had to fight my own people to-day."
"Yes, your bird told you truth; he did not lie. Your chief has killed the Medicine Calf, and we are going to kill you all."
"But the Medicine Calf is not dead; he will certainly come back again."
"Yes, he is dead. The whites told us so, and they never lie. You need not try to escape by saying he is not dead, for we will not believe your words. You can not escape us; you can neither dig into the ground, nor fly into the air; if you attempt to run, I will put five thousand warriors upon your trail, and follow you to the white chief: even there you shall not escape us. We have loved the whites, but we now hate them, and we are all angry. You have but little meat in the fort, and I know it; when that is gone, you die."
My son, "little Jim," was standing near the fort, and Mr. Tulleck called him to him. The child's answer was, "Away! you smell bloody!"
Mr. Tulleck, however, induced him to approach, and said, "Black Panther, I have always loved your father, and you, and all the warriors. Have I ever told you a lie?"
"They have told you that your father is dead, but they have lied; he lives, and will come back
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Vista Center to Host Music Appreciation Group - A free music appreciation program is offered for lovers and newcomers of classical music interested in learning to listen to, appreciate, and enjoy classical music. This group meets at the Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1-3pm. Nothing required other than your presence and an interest in enjoying listening to classical music. No signup! No registration! Just Show Up! Bring a friend! Presentations include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, giving the attendee an unforgettable “front-row-seat-in-the-auditorium” experience. Come join us! It’s free! It’s fun! Meet others! Contact Hank at 760.758.1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhinestone Grannies to Entertain at RB Woman’s Club Meeting – You are invited to attend the January 5th luncheon of the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club on Thursday, January 5, at 11:30am, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Entertainment will be by the Rhinestone Grannies who will once again sing and dance their way into our hearts; and who remind us we are never too old to enjoy life. Cost for lunch is $26 at check-in. Call Fern for reservations, 760.741.6620. Reservation deadline is 5pm, Monday, January 2nd. Membership is open to women in Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas. Call Club President Pearl, 858.521.8422, for additional information.
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to you. The white chief has not killed him. My words are true. Do you believe your friend, and the friend of your father?" "Yes. I love my father; he is a great chief. When he is here, I feel happy — I feel strong; but if he is dead, I shall never feel happy any more. My mother has cried four suns for him, and tells me I shall see him no more, which makes me cry." "Your father shall come back, my son, if you will listen to what I now say to you." "I will listen."
"Go, then, and ask Yellow Belly to grant me time to send for your father to the country of the white men, and if he be not here by the time the cherries shall have turned red, I will then lay down my head, and you may cut it off, and the warriors may kill us all, for we will not fight against them. Go and tell the chief that he must grant what I have told you for your sake, and if he does not listen to you, you will never see your father any more. Go!" The child accordingly went to Yellow Belly, and begged him to grant one request. The chief, supposing that he was about to request permission to kill a particular man at the fort, said, "Certainly, my son; any request you make shall be granted. Speak! what is it?"
The child then informed Yellow Belly what the Crane had said — that he would have his father back by the time the cherries turned red, or that he would suffer his head to be cut off, and deliver up his whites to the Crows, and would not fight.
"It shall be so, my son," Yellow Belly assented; "go and tell the Crane to send for
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The Paper • Page 4 • December 22, 2016 Congressman Duncan Hunter Under Investigation by Ethics Panel
The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is continuing an investigation into possible ethics violations by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., following an inquiry launched by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The ethics panel did not disclose the nature of the investigation, but a Washington-based watchdog group filed a complaint last spring alleging that Hunter improperly used campaign funds to pay for tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses such as trips to Hawaii and Italy and tuition for Hunter's school-age children. Hunter, 40, won a fifth term last month representing the San Diego area.
A spokesman for Hunter called the ethics announcement standard procedure and said Hunter has already reimbursed the campaign committee about $49,000. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday that Hunter made the payment last month after securing a loan from a family acquaintance who was convicted of murder after shooting to death a business partner who was having an affair with his wife in the 1970s. Hunter was unaware of that history, and the broker said it was irrelevant to the loan, the newspaper reported. “Minor Decoy” Operation Nets One Citation
On Thursday, December 15th, Escondido Police detectives conducted a “Minor Decoy” operation. This operation involves a minor, working under the direction of a police detective, entering various businesses in Escondido and attempting to purchase alcohol. The
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For those who are not all that familiar with geneaology (the study of the rascals who came before you and made you what your are today) . . . here is an interesting essay that pretty much sums up my feelings. (Have researched and written four books on various tribes of my family; have started work (again) on the fifth and final book on those wild Welsh folks, the Davis tribe): THE STORY TELLERS.....
We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know, and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe.
minor tried to purchase alcohol from seven different businesses. Six of the seven businesses complied with the law by not selling alcohol to a minor. However, Jimbo’s market at 1633 Centre City Pkwy. did sell alcohol to the minor. An employee at the store was given a misdemeanor citation for selling alcohol to a person under 21 years of age. The Minor Decoy operations are a small part of the Escondido Police Department strategy to combat the dangers associated with underage drinking. Additional operations are planned for the coming months.
The Escondido Police Department encourages all owners and operators of ABC licensed establishments to conduct their businesses responsibly, and to help contribute to a reduction in the negative behaviors and incidents associated with the irresponsible use of alcohol. Partnership Leads to Creation of Gang Tattoo Removal Program
Escondido Gang Reduction Intervention Prevention (EGRIP) Taskforce opened the North County Tattoo Removal Program last Friday.
This program has been the vision of the EGRIP Task Force, under the leadership of Chief Craig Carter for almost 10 years. The program which is funded through a CalGRIP grant from the California BSCC in Escondido and Vista will begin offering free tattoo removal services for youth and young adults who have visiable gang tattoos on their face, neck and/or hands that are preventing them from gaining employment and leaving the gang life behind them. This program has been an identified gap in services; there are currently no free or reduced Gang Tattoo Removal services in North San Diego County. While participants are going through the removal
All tribes have one. We have been called as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones. ••••• Well, I am probably not quite as emotionally involved as this writer (whom I believe to be Della M. Cumming. I'm just intrigued about the family members that have gone on before me. Lots of successful, God-fearing farmers . . . but they are not nearly as
process they will also receive services to help them attain their high school diploma, GED or gain employment.
Supervisor Bill Horn granted the program the money to purchase a laser tattoo removal machine. The program is a partnership between Escondido Police, City of Vista, Escondido Education COMPACT and Neighborhood Healthcare. The program is also supported by the North County Comprehensive Gang Subcommittee which has an extensive membership; including Mayors from all North County cities, the District Attorney’s Office, SD County Probation, County of SD, HHSA, San Diego County Sheriff ’s, Oceanside and Escondido Police Departments as well as North County Service Providers. DUI Checkpoint / Holiday DUI Details Planned
This holiday season, Escondido police will be out looking for drunk & drugged drivers as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization. “Beginning December 16 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Lt. Mike Kearney. “We want to keep our roads safe for holiday travelers, so we will have zero tolerance for drunk or drugged driving.” As part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign period, police, sheriff and the CHP will be deploying DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming 17-day DUI crackdown throughout the region. Escondido PD conducted a DUI checkpoint on Last
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interesting as "the rascals."
I have one great/great/great/great cousin who was kicked out of the church in Norway because he was a thief.
Another great/great/great aunt who was a hooker and later, a madame, who moved west from Denver to San Francisco and, later, to Vancouver, B. C., where I lost track of her in the early 1900's. I may contact the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and see if they can find arrest records on her. Had two great/great/great aunts (or cousins) who married at age 13 (not uncommon in frontier days). One of whom had about four different husbands. One would die, she'd find another one right away. (The Welsh have a reputation for being romantics and very prolific in love-making).
Another great/great/great aunt (or cousin) was a nymphomaniac and then went nuts, dying in a fire in a mental asylum neat Tekemah, Nebraska.
It is great fun (and a lot of work) playing detective and tracking down the past of these "rascals." When you find a good one, it's worth the time and effort of "the hunt."
Those nice farming families were lovely . . . but not nearly as interesting as the rascals. (Oh, I also found out, on our Danish side, that we are descended from Royalty. That may explain the cousin that wound up in
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Season’s Greetings . . .
Your recent featured story by Fredrich Gomez in “The Paper” is, as usual, well written, researched and scholarly. The information is both interesting and profound. However, I am going to save this edition for reading during the “Easter” season when crucifixion, torture and death would be more seasonally in tune with my personal biorhythms. At the moment I am more programed to hear the “tidings of great joy” rather than an upside down crucifixion or someone being skinned alive however historically factual it may be. Perhaps you could publish the latest anthropological findings involving years of painstaking research on the
the nut house.)
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••••• Congratulations and a big North San Diego County welcome to Doug Harvey, fronm Portland, Oregon, new owner/operator of the San Marcos Grocery Outlet, 125 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos. Doug is a 3rd generation member of Grocery Outlet; his grandfather was hired by the founder, where he worked 40 years. Doug’s mom has been with the company for 25 years, and Doug has been with the company 11 years, most recently managing a store in Portland, Oregon. He’s a California lad, having lived in Northern California until mom got a great opportunity with Grocery Outlet in 1999, which required a move to the Northwest..
Doug lives in Escondido, commutes to San Marcos, and is single.
“It’s just a great company. That’s why me and my family have been part of Grocery Outlet for so many years. We give back a lot to our community, we price our products very competitively, and we always give you a great big smile and friendly welcome. We’re kind of a throwback to the old mom and pop type grocery store . . . a return to “the good old days.” We are not of the corporate mentality. We care about our customers and our staff. When you shop with us you find a nice, homey atmosphere. We are, most definitely, in “the people business.” We are here to serve. And do. Everyday. It’s an experience and lifestyle I’ve enjoyed for most of my adult life. I’m looking forward to many years here.”
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your father, for not a warrior shall follow the trail of the white runner, or even look upon it. If he does as he says, the whites shall all live; if he fails, they shall all die. Now go and harangue the people, and tell all the warriors that the Crane is going to send for your father, and the warrior who follows the runner's trail shall die. Yellow Belly has said it." He mounted a horse, and did as the chief had directed.
Joseph Pappen volunteered to deliver the message to me: it was encountering a fearful hazard. His inducement was a bonus of one thousand dollars.
The morning following the receipt of this intelligence I saw Mr. Chouteau, who was in receipt of a letter from Mr. Tulleck by the same messenger. He was in great uneasiness of mind. There was over one hundred thousand dollars' worth of goods in the fort, and he urged me to start without delay. The distance from St. Louis was estimated at two thousand seven hundred and fifty miles, and the safety of the men rendered the greatest expedition necessary. Any sum I might ask would be willingly paid me. "Go!" said he; "engage as many men as you wish; purchase all the horses you require: we will pay the bills." He also furnished me with instructions to all the agents on the way to provide me with whatever I inquired for. The price I demanded for my services was five thousand dollars, which was, without scruple, allowed me. I hired two men to accompany me (Pappen being one), to whom I gave fifteen hundred and one thousand dollars respectively. Our horses being procured, and every
necessary supplied us, away we started upon our journey, which occupied us fifty-three days, as the traveling was bad. Our last resting-place was Fort Clarke. Thence we struck directly across through a hostile Indian country, arriving in safety within hailing distance of the fort before the cherries were ripe, although they were very near it.
I rested on a gentle rise of ground to contemplate the mass of people I saw before me. There they lay, in their absorbing devotedness to their absent chief; day and night, for long months, they had staid by that wooden inclosure, watching for my return, or to take fearful vengeance upon their prey. They had loved the whites, but those whites had now killed their chief because he had returned to his own people to fight for his kindred and nation — the chief who had loved them much, and made them rich and strong. They were now feared by their enemies, and respected by all; their prairies were covered with thousands of horses, and their lodges were full of the wealth derived from the whites. For this the white chief had killed him, and a war of extermination was denounced against them. The fort and its inmates were within their grasp; if the Crane would redeem his pledge and produce their missing chief, all were well; but if the appointed time passed by, and he were not forthcoming, it was fearful to contemplate the vengeance they would inflict. When I thought of those contemptible wretches, who, merely to wanton with the faith that the artless savages reposed in them, could fabricate a lie, and arouse all this impending danger, I felt that a death at the stake would not transcend their deserts. I put my horse into speed, and rode in
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I repeated two or three times, "I am angry!" Every eye was turned on me, but not a warrior stirred; the women seized their children and ran into lodges. The Medicine Calf had arrived, but he was angry.
"Yes, I told you I would take care of the Crane and these other whites while you were gone, and I have done so. My warriors have killed buffalo for them to eat, and our women have brought them wood and water for their use, and they are all alive. Look! Yonder is the Crane; and his white people are all with him — are they dead?"
I advanced to the strong and wellsecured gate of the fort, and struck it a heavy blow with my battle-axe. "Halloo, boys!" I shouted; "open your gate, and admit a friend."
"No; but you intended to kill them."
"Yes; but listen: if you had not returned before the cherries turned red, we should have killed them all, and every other white man besides that we could have found in the Am-ma-ha-bas (Rocky Mountains). Now hear what I have to say:
"Jim Beckwourth! By heavens, Jim Beckwourth!" was repeated from tongue to tongue. The gates flew open upon their massive hinges, and, as I rode through, I said, "Leave the gates open, boys; there is no longer danger."
"Suppose I am now going to war, or I am going to die. I come to you and say, 'My friend, I am going to die yonder; I want you to be a kind friend to my children, and protect them after I depart for the land of the Great Spirit.' I go out and die. My wives come to you with their fingers cut off, their hair gone, and the warm blood pouring from their bodies. They are crying mournfully, and your heart pities them. Among the children is a son in whom you behold the image of your friend who is no more. The mother of that child you know to be good and virtuous. You have seen her triumphant entry into the medicine lodge, where you have beheld so many cut to pieces in attempting the same. You say, Here is the virtuous wife of my friend; she is beloved and respected by the whole nation. She asks you to revenge her loss — the loss that has deprived her of her husband and the child of its father. In such a case, what would you do?'
I exchanged but a few words with Mr. Tulleck, as I had a difficult business before me. The people I had to mollify were subject to strange caprices, and I had not resolved what policy to adopt toward them.
I went and sat down sullenly, hanging my head so low that my chin rested upon my breast: this was a token of my great displeasure. The braves came round me slowly. My wives all formed themselves in a circular line, and marched round me, each one pausing as she passed to place her hand on the back of my neck. The brave old Yellow Belly was the first one to speak, and what he said was to the purpose.
"What is the matter with our chief ?" he inquired; "who has angered the Medicine Calf ?"
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The Seminole War Cont. from Page 5 Speak!"
"I should certainly take my warriors," I replied, "and go and avenge your loss." "That is just what I was going to do for your relatives, friends, and nation. Now punish me if I have done wrong."
I had nothing to say in answer, and my head again fell — the spell was not yet broken. The Crow Belt, an old and crafty brave, whispered to a young warrior, who rose in silence, and immediately left the fort. Mrs. Tulleck shortly presented herself, and commenced tantalizing the Crows.
"What are your warriors waiting for, who have been thirsting so many suns to kill the whites? You have been brave for a long while; where is all your bravery now? The gates are set wide open, and only three have joined the few whites whom you thirsted to kill; why don't you begin? What are you afraid of?"
She continued in this aggravating strain, the warriors hearing it all, although they did not appear to notice her. The woman's voice was agreeably relieved by tones uttered outside the gate, which at that moment fell upon my ear, and which I readily recognized as the voice of Pine Leaf. She was haranguing her warriors in an animated manner, and delivering what, in civilized life, would be called her valedictory address. "Warriors!" she said, "I am now about to make a great sacrifice for my people. For many winters I have been on the war-path with you; I shall tread that path no more; you have now to fight the enemy without me. When I laid down my needle and my beads, and took up the bat-
Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
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tle-axe and the lance, my arm was weak; but few winters had passed over my head. My brother had been killed by the enemy, and was gone to the hunting-ground of the Great Spirit. I saw him in my dreams. He would beckon for his sister to come to him. It was my heart's desire to go to him, but I wished first to become a warrior, that I might avenge his death upon his foes before I went away.
"I said I would kill one hundred foes before I married any living man. I have more than kept my word, as our great chief and medicine men can tell you. As my arm increased in strength, the enemy learned to fear me. I have accomplished the task I set before me; henceforward I leave the war-paths of my people; I have fought my last battle, and hurled my last lance; I am a warrior no more. "To-day the Medicine Calf has returned. He has returned angry at the follies of his people, and they fear that he will again leave them. They believe that he loves me, and that my devotion to him will attach him to the nation. I therefore bestow myself upon him; perhaps he will be contented with me, and will leave us no more. Warriors, farewell!" She then entered the fort, and said, "Sparrowhawks, one who has followed you for many winters is about to leave your war-path forever. When have you seen Bar-chee-am-pe shrink from the charge? You have seen her lance red with the blood of the enemy more than ten times ten. You know what her vow was, and you know she has kept her word. Many of you have tried to make her break her word, which you knew she had passed to the Great Spirit when she lost her brother. But you found that, though a woman, she had the heart of a warrior.
"Do not turn your heads, but listen. You have seen that a woman can keep her word. During the many winters that I have followed you faithfully in the war-path, you have refused to let me into the war-path secret, although you tell it to striplings on their second excursion. It was follow OTS on Twitter @OTS_CA.
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subject of the “Three Wisemen.” By that I am referring to the recent discovery by a team of world renown anthropologists who have concluded that the “Three Wisemen” were actually women. Their findings have been substantiated and verified through empirical data beyond any reasonable doubt. “No man would ever stop to ask for directions.”
Also, you could include another researched and factual phenomenon, male reindeer lose their antlers in the month of December therefore, all of Santa’s reindeer are female!
Please consider including in your next edition of “The Paper” a centerfold photo of “Rachel the RedNosed Reindeer.” Merry Christmas! /s/Royce Moore
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unfair that I could not know it; that I must be sent away with the women and children, when the secret was made known to those one battle braves. If you had seen fit to tell it to me, it would have been secret until my death. But let it go; I care no farther for it.
"I am about to sacrifice what I have always chosen to preserve — my liberty. The back of my steed has been my lodge and my home. On his back, armed with my lance and battle-axe, I knew no fear. The medicine chief, when fighting by my side, has displayed a noble courage and a lofty spirit, and he won from my heart, what no other warrior has ever won, the promise to marry him when my vow was fulfilled. He has done much for our people; he has fought their enemies, and spilled his blood for them. When I shall become his wife, I shall be fond and faithful to him. My heart feels pure before the Great Spirit and the sun. When I shall be no more on the war-path, obey the voice of the Medicine Calf, and you will grow stronger and stronger; we shall continue a great and a happy people, and he will leave us no more. I have done." She then approached me, every eye being intently fixed upon her. She placed her hand under my chin, and lifted my head forcibly up. "Look at me," she said; "I know that your heart is crying for the follies of the people. But let it cry no more. I know you have ridden day and night to keep us from evil. You have made us strong, and your desire is to preserve us strong. Now stay at home with us; you will not be obliged to go to war more than twice in twelve moons. And now, my friend, I am yours after you have so long been seeking me. I believe you love me, for you have often told me you did, and I believe you have not a forked tongue. Our lodge shall be a happy one; and when you depart to the happy huntingground, I will be already there to welcome you. This day I become your wife — Bar-chee-am-pe is a warrior no more." This relieved me of my melancholy. I shook the braves by the hand all round,
The Legislative Process
The California Legislature will begin its work for the new session in January, and with over 2000 new bills being introduced, it’s helpful to describe how the legislative process works.
Based on the committee system, new bills first go before the Rules Committee, which assigns bills to policy committees based on bill subject matter and committee jurisdiction. I sit as a member of Rules Committee. Bills must pass their assigned committees in order to receive a final floor vote in the house of origin, either the Senate or Assembly, before being forwarded to the alternate house. Once the bill arrives in the alternate house, the committee process starts again. The bill must also pass a floor vote in the alternate house, and if any amendments have been made it must be returned to the house of origin for concurrence.
and narrated much of my recent adventures to them. When I came to my danger in the A-rick-a-ra country, they were almost boiling with wrath, and asked my permission to go and exterminate them.
Pine Leaf left the fort with my sisters to go and dress for the short marriage ceremony. She had so long worn the war costume that female apparel seemed hardly to become her; she returned so transformed in appearance that the beholder could scarcely recognize her for the same person. When I visited her lodge in the evening I found her dressed like a queen, with a lodge full of her own and my relatives to witness the nuptials. She was naturally a pensive, deep-thinking girl; her mind seemed absorbed in some other object than worldly matters. It might be that her continual remembrance of her brother's early fall had tinged her mind with melancholy, or it might be constitutional to her; but for an Indian girl she had more of that winning grace, more of those feminine blandishments — in short, she approached nearer to our ideal of a woman than her savage birth and breed would seem to render possible. This was my last marriage in the Crow nation. Pine Leaf, the pride and admiration of her people, was no longer the dauntless and victorious warrior, the avenger of the fall of her brother. She retired from the field of her glory, and became the affectionate wife of the Medicine Calf.
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Members not assigned to the bill’s committees will usually not see the updated bill until it comes before them for a final floor vote. This is because bills are amended frequently as they move through the process! Therefore, depending on my committee assignments, I may not see a bill introduced in the Senate early in the session until it comes before me for a floor vote as late as August. If passage is delayed this year, I may not see it until sometime in 2018 since complex bills may have a two-year cycle.
Most bills are either significantly amended, or fail to make it to the Governor’s desk because they die in committee. Once a bill receives final legislative approval, it is forwarded to the Governor, who is well-known for his vetoes. Thus months of hard work by 120 legislators, their staffs and citizens come down to a decision made by one man, Governor Jerry Brown.
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The difficulty being now entirely removed, we quitted our encampment, and went on a hunting excursion. We were away but a few days, and then returned to the fort. One morning it was discovered a large drove of horses was missing. A party was dispatched along the trail, which conducted them precisely the same route they took before. I raised a party, and again struck across the Mussel Shell, and, finding I was before the fugitives, I secreted my warriors as before. We had waited but a few moments, when I saw the enemy emerge from the pines, not more than a mile distant. Pine Leaf and my little wife were with me. My new bride, as she saw the enemy approach, lost all recollection of her new character; her eye assumed its former martial fire, and, had she had her former war equipments, beyond all doubt she would have joined in the dash upon the foe.
The pursued, which was a party of Black Feet, were hard pressed by their pursuers in the rear, but very shortly they were harder pushed in the van. When within proper distance, I gave the word Hoo-kihi (charge), and every Black Foot instantly perished. So sudden was our attack, they had not time to fire a gun. I struck down one man, and, looking round for another to ride at, I found they were all dead. The pursuers did not arrive in time to participate in the fight. We took thirty-eight scalps, and recovered one thousand horses, with which we returned to the fort. This was my last battle in the Crow nation; the scalp I relieved the Black Foot of was the last I ever took for them. Before my sudden recall from St. Louis I had entered into negotiations which I now felt I would like to complete. I had informed the Crows, after my marriage with Pine Leaf, that I must return to the country of the whites, as they had called me away before I had had time to finish my business. When the boats were ready to go down stream I stepped on board, and proceeded as far as Fort Union. Previous to departing, I informed the Crows that I should be back in four seasons, as I at that time supposed I should. I told them to credit no reports of my death, for they were all false; the whites would never kill me. Pine Leaf inquired if I would certainly come back. I assured her that, if life was preserved to me, I would. I had been married but five weeks when I left, and I have never seen her since. I was disappointed in my expectation of entering into a satisfactory engagement to the agent of the company, so I kept on to St. Louis. In good truth, I was tired of savage life under any aspect. I knew that, if I remained with them, it would be war and carnage to the end of the chapter, and my mind sickened at the repetition of such scenes. Savage life admits of no repose to the man who desires to retain the character of a great brave; there is no retiring upon your laurels. I could have become a pipe-man, but I did not like to descend to that; and, farther, I could not reconcile myself to a life of inactivity. Pine Leaf and my little wife would have excited their powers of pleasing to procure me happiness; but I felt I was not doing justice to myself to relapse irretrievably into barbarism.
It certainly grieved me to leave a people who reposed so much trust in me, and with whom I had been associated so long; and, indeed, could I have made an engagement with the American Fur Company, as I had hoped to do, I should have redeemed my promise to the Crows, and possibly have finished my days with them. But, being mistaken in my calculations, I was led on to scenes wilder and still more various, yet digni-
fied with the name of greater utility, because associated with the interests of civilization.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Return to St. Louis.—Interview with General Gaines.—The Muleteers' Company.—Departure for Florida.— Wreck of the "Maid of New York."—Arrival at Fort Brooke.Tampa Bay.—Bearer of Dispatches to General Jessup.—Battle of O-kecho-be.—Anecdotes and Incidents.
I HAD speedy passage to St. Louis, and arrived there after an absence of five months. I mentioned that I had left some business unsettled at the time of my sudden leave. This was none other than an affair matrimonial; but on my return I had some misunderstanding with my fair dulcinea, and the courtship dropped through.
At this time the Florida war was unfinished. General Gaines was in St. Louis for the purpose of raising a company of men familiar with Indian habits. Mr. Sublet had spoken to him about me, and had recommended me as being particularly well acquainted with Indian life. The general sent a request that I would call upon him at his quarters. I went accordingly, and was introduced by Sublet.
The general inquired of me how I would like to go to Florida to fight the Indians. I replied that I had seen so much of Indian warfare during the last sixteen years that I was about tired of it, and did not want to engage in it again, at least for the present. He remarked that there was a good opportunity there for renown. He wished, he said, to raise a company which would go down as muleteers; that their duties would be light, and so on through the stereotyped benefits peculiar to a soldier's life. Sublet recommended me to engage. Florida, he said, was a delightful country, and I should find a wide difference between the cold region of the Rocky Mountains and the genial and salubrious South. The general then inquired if I could not raise a company of mountain-boys to go with me. I replied that I thought I could, or that, at any rate, I would make the effort.
The trapping business was unusually dull at that time, and there were plenty of unoccupied men in the city ready to engage in any enterprise. I went among my acquaintance, and soon collected a company of sixty-four men. I went and reported my success to the general. He wished to see the men. I brought them all forward, and had their names enrolled. I was appointed captain of the company, with three lieutenants elected from the men. On the ninth day of my stay in St. Louis, we went on board a steamer going down stream, and were quickly, on our way to the Seminole country. We had a delightful journey to New Orleans, where we were detained five days in waiting for a vessel to transport us to the fields of "renown." While waiting in New Orleans I fell in with several old acquaintances, who gave me an elegant parting dinner. I then sported the commission of captain in the service of Uncle Sam. Our vessel, the Maid of New York, Captain Carr, being at length ready for sea, my soldiers, with their horses, were taken on board, and we set sail for Tampa Bay. I now, for the first time in my life, saw salt water, and the sickness it produced in
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fence rails. While awaiting trial, Turner confessed his knowledge of the rebellion. On Nov. 5, 1831, Turner was tried for "conspiring to rebel and making insurrection,” convicted, and sentenced to death. Turner was hanged on Nov. 11 in Jerusalem, Va. His body was flayed and beheaded as an example to frighten other would-be rebels. Turner received no formal burial; his headless remains were possibly buried in an unmarked grave.
The Rebel Slave With A Cause
Nat Turner, born circa October 1800, was an African-American slave who led a rebellion of fellow slaves and free blacks in Southhampton County, Va., on Aug. 21, 1831, that resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people while putting down the rebellion.
Led by Turner, the slave rebels went from plantation to plantation, gathering horses and guns, freeing other slaves along the way, and recruiting other blacks who wanted to join their revolt.
Because the rebels did not want to alert anyone to their presence as they carried out their attacks, they initially used knives, hatchets, axes, and blunt instruments instead of firearms. The rebellion did not discriminate by age or sex, and members killed white men, women and children. Nat Turner confessed to killing only one person, Margaret Whitehead, whom he killed with a blow from a fence post. Whites organized militias and called out regular troops to suppress the uprising. In addition, white militias and mobs attacked blacks in the area, killing an estimated 200, many of whom were not involved in the revolt. In the aftermath, the state quickly arrested and executed 57 slaves accused of being part of Turner's rebellion. For two months Turner hid successfully. When found, he was tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Across Virginia and other southern states, state legislators passed new laws to control slaves and free blacks. They prohibited education of slaves and free blacks, restricted rights of assembly for free blacks, withdrew their right to bear arms (in some states), and to vote. In North Carolina the law required white ministers to be present at all black worship services.
Before a white militia could organize and respond, the rebels had killed 60 men, women, and children. They spared inhabitants of a few poor white homes.
The rebellion was suppressed within two days, but Turner eluded capture by hiding in the woods until Oct. 30, when he was discovered. Turner was hiding in a hole covered with
Of the 45 slaves tried, 15 were acquitted. Of the 30 convicted, 18 were hanged, while 12 were sold out of state. Of the five free blacks tried for participation in the insurrection, one was hanged, while the others were acquitted.
In total, the state executed 55 black people suspected of having been involved in the uprising. But in the hysteria of aroused fears and anger in the days after the revolt, white militias and mobs killed an estimated 200 black people, many of whom had nothing to do with the rebellion. In the period soon after the revolt, whites did not try to interpret Turner's motives and ideas. Antebellum slave-holding whites were shocked by the murders and had their fears of rebellions heightened; Turner's name became "a symbol of terrorism and violent retribution.”
In an 1843 speech at the National Negro Convention, Henry Highland Garnet, a former slave and active abolitionist, describxed Nat Turner as "patriotic," stating that "future generations will remember him among the noble and brave.” Tom Morrow's books are available at Amazon.com in soft-cover or via Kindle E-mail.
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grams this winter and spring designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children. Storytime programs are filled with songs, fingerplays, flannel board presentations, puppets and, of course, stories just right for the development of young minds. Library staff are happy to help families find books to check out after the program. These programs begin January 5th and run through May 15th: Rhymes and Reading, Mondays, 11am, for children ages 3-5 (will not meet on April 17 and 24). Toddler Tales, a bilingual program, Thursdays in January and March at 10:30am for toddlers who are walking and up to 3 years old. Baby Lapsit on Thursdays in February and April at 10:30am for newborn babies to pre-walkers. These storytime programs address the development of early literacy skills that are important in preparing children for school. Each storytime program is planned and presented around the idea that parents are their
child’s first and most important teacher. Storytimes facilitate bonding between parents and young children and provide a positive experience with books and play that leads to a life-long love of reading and learning. Library programs are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information on storytimes and other Library programs for children, visit the website at library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Literacy and Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760.839.4827 or email@example.com. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.
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How are you? How is Mrs. Claus? I hope everyone, from the reindeer to the elves, is fine. I have been a very good boy this year. I would like an X-Box 360 with Call of Duty IV and an iPhone 4 for Christmas. I hope you remember that come Christmas Day. Merry Christmas,
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Seeing that I have fulfilled the “naughty vs. Nice” contract, set by you I might add, I feel confident that you can see your way clear to granting me what I have asked for. I certainly wouldn’t want to turn this joyous season into one of litigation. Also, don’t you think that a jibe at my weight coming from an overweight man who goes out once a year is a bit trite? Respectfully, Tim Jones ** Mr. Jones,
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I told you what I want and I expect you to bring it. I was attempting to be polite about this but you brought my looks and my friends into this. Now you just be disrespecting me. I’m about to tweet my boys and we’re gonna be waiting for your fat butt and I’m taking my game console, my game, my phone, and whatever else I want. WHAT EVER I WANT, MAN!
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on. There have been so many adjustments to the calendar in the last 2000 years that it is almost certain that the day Jesus was born is not the day that is December 25 on our calendar.
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For a number of years I received a birthday card every year just about a month late. It was never a “belated” card and there was never a “Sorry I forgot” note in the card. I concluded that my out of state friend had written down the wrong date and concluded they were on time. I never brought it up, just enjoyed the cards.
And I say, “Who cares?” This is where I usually tell the story of my late birthday card. If you bring presents and food and hang out for a while to celebrate my birthday, I don’t care what day you choose. The scriptures give us all we need to know about the date of the birth of Jesus. You won’t find it in Luke’s story of the births, or in Matthew’s account of other events around the birth of Jesus.
You’ll find it tucked away in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”
While I’ve been leading a Bible Study on the announcement, birth and infancy narratives of Jesus and John the Baptist in the gospel of Luke, the question came up about Jesus birthday. Is it really God didn’t look at the calendar, he December 25? looked at the world, at us. And when He saw our need of a savior, Scholars have debated this question he sent Jesus, “at just the right time.” for ages, centuries, really. A lot of Author Stan Toler said it best, ideas have been offered to support “God is never late, he’s seldom early, but other dates. None has really hung he’s always right on time.”
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The Seminole War Cont. from Page 7
me led me to curse General Gaines, and the trappings of war to boot. Our vessel stranded on a reef, and there she remained snug enough, all efforts to dislodge her proving fruitless. There was one small island in sight to leeward; in every other direction there was nothing visible but the heaving ocean. Wreckers, who seemed to rise from the sea-foam, flocked instantly around us, and were received by our captain with a ready volley of nautical compliment. The vessel had settled deeply into a bed of sand and rock; the water was rapidly gaining in her hold, and my commission, together with my gallant companions in arms, seemed, at that moment, to have a slim chance of ever serving our respected uncle in the "fields of renown." I ascended the rigging to take a survey of the country. Many a time an elevated prospect had delivered me from difficulties, if dissimilar, yet not less imminent, than those that now menaced me. Still I felt that, could those ratlines I was now ascending be transformed into the back of my Indian warsteed, this ocean be replaced with a prairie, and that distant speck which they called an island be transmuted into a buffalo, I would give my chance of a major-generalship in purchase of the change; for the sensations of hunger I began to feel were uncomfortably acute, and I saw no immediate prospect of alleviating the pain. Suddenly I saw a long line of black smoke, which I thought must be from a prairie fire. I reported my discovery to the captain, and he hoisted our colors at half-mast, to signal for assistance. A small steamer came in sight, and made toward us, and finally ranged up under our stern. She took off all my men except myself and twelve others. I wrote to the commandant at Tampa Bay to inform him of our situation, and asking him for immediate assistance. After twelve days' stay on the reef, two small brigs came out to us, and received on board ourselves, with our horses and forage, conveying us to Tampa Bay, where they cast anchor.
Major Bryant sent for me to his quarters, and I forthwith presented myself before him.
This officer gave me a very cordial welcome, congratulating the service on having an experienced mountaineer, and saying several other very complimentary things. At length he said, "Captain Beckwourth, I wish to open a communication between this port and the head-quarters of Colonel Jessup, distant about one hundred miles. I have received no dispatches from there, although nine couriers have been dispatched by Colonel Taylor." I replied, "Sir, I have no knowledge of the country; I know nothing of its roads or trails, the situation of its posts, nor do I so much as know the position of Colonel Jessup's command. To attempt to convey dispatches while so little prepared to keep out of harm's way, I very much fear, would be to again disappoint the service in the delivery of its messages, and to afford the Seminoles an additional scalp to those they have already taken."
He pooh-poohed my objections. "A man," said Major Bryant, "who has fought the Indians in the Rocky Mountains the number of years that you have, will find no difficulty here in Florida."
"Well," I assented, "furnish me with the bearings of the country, and direct me to the colonel's camp, and I will do my best to reach there." Accordingly, the major furnished me with all the necessary instructions, and I started alone on my errand.
It was my acquired habit never to travel along any beaten path or open trail, but rather to give such road a wide berth, and take the chances of the open country. I observed my invariable custom on this occasion, merely keeping in view the bearings of the position I was steering for. I started from Major Bryant's post about sunrise, and reached the colonel's head-quarters at nightfall the following day. I passed through the camp without seeing it; but the sound of a bugle falling on my ear, I tacked about, and finally
alighted upon it.
As I rode up I was hailed by a sentinel, "Who come dere?"
"An express." "Vat you vant in dish camp?"
"I wish to see Colonel Jessup. Call the officer of the guard."
"Vat for you come from dat way vere ish de Schimynoles?"
"Call your officer of the guard," said I, impatiently. The officer of the guard at length appeared.
"What are you here again for?" he inquired of me. "I wish to see the commanding officer," I replied. "Yes, you are always wishing to see the commanding officer," he said; "but he will not be troubled with you much longer; he will soon commence hanging you all." "I demand to be shown to the commanding officer, sir," I reiterated. "Who are you, then?"
"I am a bearer of dispatches." "Give them to me."
"I was not instructed to give them to you. I shall not do it, sir."
"I believe you came from the Seminoles; you came from that direction." "You believe wrong, sir. Will you show me to Colonel Jessup, or will you not?"
This very cautious officer of the guard then went to the marquee of the colonel, and addressed him: "Here is another of those Seminoles, sir, who says he has dispatches for you. What shall I do with him?" The colonel came out, and eyed me scrutinizingly. "Have you brought dispatches for me?" he inquired. "I have, sir." "From where?"
"From Tampa Bay, sir."
"He came from the Seminoles, colonel," interposed the officer of the guard.
"You are mistaken again, sir," I said, giving him the look of a Crow in the midst of a battle; for I was not yet hireling enough not to feel aggravated at being called by implication a liar. "Let me see your dispatches," said the colonel. I handed him the documents; he took them, and passed into his tent.
This did not suit me. I resolved to return instantly. I had not been treated with common civility; no inquiries had been made about my appetite; I was not even invited to alight from my horse. I had neither eaten nor slept since I left Tampa Bay. I was on the point of turning my horse's head, secretly resolving that these were the last dispatches I would bear in that direction, when the colonel called, "Captain Beckwourth, alight! alight, sir, and come into my quarters. Orderly, have Captain Beckwourth's horse taken immediate care of. You must be hungry, captain."
"What I need most now is sleep," I said; "let me have a little repose, and then I shall feel refreshed, and will not refuse to sit down to a meal."
The colonel bowed assent, and, raising a canvas door, pointed out to me a place for repose, at the same time promising me I should not be disturbed. When I awoke, I presented myself, and was regaled with a good substantial supper. This recruited me, and I was again fit for service. The colonel made many inquiries of my past service. Major Bryant had made very favorable mention of me in his dis-
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Come gather around people: Wherever you roam And admit that the waters; Around you have grown And accept it that soon; You'll be drenched to the bone And if your breath to you is worth saving Then you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changing
When Bob Dylan wrote this song in 1963 he wasn’t referring to rising oceans or global warming. It was a “protest” song written about change amid the chaos of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Today, over 50 years later we’ve co-opted Dylan’s mantra to characterize the “sea changes” that the Internet and its devices continue to make on our day to day lives.
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six shows on two weekends at the Maxine Theater. The show features about 30 talented students, both onstage and behind-thescenes, who have logged about 3,000 hours to create the magic of Mary Poppins and the endearing story onstage. Known as one of the most popular Disney movies of all times, it is now a full-length Broadway-style show production and this story is capturing hearts in a whole new way – as a practically perfect musical. Tickets are on sale now online at maxine.vcpusd.org for $12 and $10 for tickets in groups of four or more. The performances run Friday and Saturday, January 6-7 and 13-14 at 6:30pm; and Sunday, January 8 and 15 at 2:30pm. Lobby and box office opens one hour before show times. The show runs approximately two hours, including intermission. Tickets available at the door. Concessions include snacks, drinks, flowers, and candygrams. The school’s musical theater and drama program is supported in part by ASE, the After School Enrichment grant, and the Valley Center
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Change is in the DNA of “millenials,” they expect it and eagerly adopt it. With the older “Boomers” and “Xers,” not so much. Some embrace new technology, many grudgingly accept it and some rail against it. It may be somewhat a stretch to say “you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone,” but those who belligerently rebel against advancing technology increasingly will find themselves keeping company with likeminded technophobes in a shrinking, darkening world. Truly significant technological change once came at a leisurely pace. Steam engines, electricity, internal combustion engines, telegraph, telephone, automobiles, airplanes, radio/TV. Each of these life changing technologies required generations to force a major impact on society. In less than a generation the Internet has evolved from an interconnected shamble of Geeky bulletin boards to become a major and ever expanding force in the function of our civilization.
ket share from PCs. Sales of desktop and notebook PCs declined 5-7% each year since 2011. “On line” (cloud) applications began to replace “off line” applications. For the majority of home and business users, the “need for speed” ended with the rise of the Internet. Internet surfers get little or no benefit from expensive “high speed” CPUs, gobs of RAM, lightning fast video cards and humongous hard drives. These enhancements can be beneficial for “gamers” and “off line” applications like solids modeling, audio/video transcription and other high task applications but your six year old, dual core Pentium with four gigs of RAM is just as fast on the WWW. That means that PCs for most users are not only much cheaper today but, thanks to the Internet, PCs maintain technical relevance for
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The rise of the “cloud” is threatening some of the giants of the computer industry. Users may find that they don’t need Microsoft at all. If you don’t need Microsoft’s applications then you certainly don’t need Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Using Windows to access the Internet simply injects a “malware magnet” between you and the Internet. Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer and Lenovo all offer inexpensive PCs with the “Chrome” operating system. No bugs, no viruses, no lost data. Next week in part II of this series, we’ll talk about how the Internet has changed the product and service mix here at the Computer Factory.
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High School Foundation. For more info about the show or how to become involved in assisting the Foundation with these annual productions, contact the Valley Center High School at 760.751.5500.
CCAE Asking for Support to Build A Thriving Arts Community – Because of the support of our members and patrons, the Center is able to bring together over 45,000 people each year at over 35 free community events like this festival. You can help us build a thriving arts community through more community events and arts programming like this in 2017. Thanks to a matching grant from theRoot Dickinson Foundation, your donation today will be doubled so we can grow these programs for youth, families, and seniors! All new or increased gifts given through December 31, 2016, will be matched by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. CCAE is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido; phone 800.988.4253 or visit the website at www.Artcenter.org.
Merry Christmas–from 2nd Graders to Needy Families – A classroom full of 2nd graders learned some wonderful and valuable lessons this holiday season, and were excited to be involved.
The school is Paloma Elementary in the Temecula Valley Unified School District; the classroom of teacher Kristen Krohnfeldt is full of second grade students; the name of their class is Room 11 School of Fish, because they follow the Fish Philosophy which has helped shape the classroom culture. The four principles of The Fish Philosophy are: 1. Make Someone’s Day; 2. Take Time to Play; 3. Choose Your Attitude; and 4. Be There. All these rules were followed when the students got involved in making the 18 blankets to give to the needy; 1. They made the day of the children/families who received the blankets; 2. They had a great time working together on the blankets; 3. They made a choice to help others in need; and 4. They focused upon a big task and made a commitment to complete it. Parents also got involved by sending in yards and yards of fleece fabric, some even prepared the fabric so the children could tie the sides into decorative knots. The children sat around the pre-cut fabric in groups of approximately four students and worked together to tie the sides. The 18 fleece blankets were made as a community outreach program and were distributed to families in need in the Temecula Valley area. The teacher, Kristen, learned of the Fish Philosophy years ago and admired its approach to not only life in a classroom, but to life in general, and believes these four basic principles will not only benefit them while they are in her class, but will extend far beyond. The blanket project was a perfect fit with the Fish Philosophy and an excellent way to help teach the kids the importance of helping others. The result was truly amazing! There were 18 blankets made and her little “fish” learned that helping others can be rewarding and fun! DAR Prepares Lunch for Families at Fisher House - Alida Woodward, regent of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), recently headed a kitchen crew to prepare lunch for the families at Fisher House, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Linda Ramos, chapter chair of the DAR Service for Veterans Committee had made the arrangements with Kiana Bright, manager of the house. Ramos and Wanda Prosser prepared baked spaghetti casseroles. Woodward and Diana Cook prepared Crispy Green Beans and Associate member Jeanette Shiel prepared Magic Cookie Bars for dessert. Water and paper goods, always a need, were also brought to
ed Crispy Green Beans and Associate member Jeanette Shiel prepared Magic Cookie Bars for dessert. Water and paper goods, always a need, were also brought to the house. Thanks to the Fisher House Foundation, homes like this are next to military hospitals throughout the world taking care of families and supplying a home away from home for those whose loved ones are in the hospital. Visit http://santamargarita.californiadar.org.
(CWONC) is happy to support puppies who are on their way to providing life-changing support as assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Over the past year, Club members have offered their assistance to Canine Companions for Independence by participating in DogFest Walk 'n Roll and baking cookies for Puppy Graduations at the Oceanside Campus. Today, members are especially excited to announce that Kathleen King, a longtime member of CWONC is now raising Shea II, a male yellow Labrador Canine Companion’s puppy. The Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club members (see picture, l-r) Sue Wahl, Fern Kravets, and Lucille Shea II has been named after GFWC Rabinowitz, delivered 50 children’s books for the seriously ill children being treated at Rady Children’s International President Sheila E. Shea. For 18 Hospital, and also 60 stuffed animals were delivered across the street to the Ronald McDonald House months, Kathleen will where they will be added to the Welcome Baskets teach this sweet Picture, l-r: Alida Woodward, Diana Cook, Linda Labrador puppy basic given to the families staying at the House. The aniRamos, Jeanette Shiel, Wanda Prosser obedience and socializa- mals and books were donated by members and guests who attended the Club’s December 1st Holiday Rancho Bernardo Community tion. After this time, Shea II will Foundation Awards $70,200 - The Rancho return to Canine Companions for Luncheon. This philanthropy project was first started in December of 2012, and since then the Club has Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF), Independence for professional an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, training. When he graduates, Shea donated hundreds of stuffed animals and children’s books to these worthy organizations. recently awarded $70,200 to Rancho II will be able to perform tasks Bernardo nonprofits and schools at the 27th such as picking up dropped items, Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at The turning on lights, and pulling a manual Rancho Bernardo Inn. This year, RBCF wheelchair. Visit www.cwonc.org; focused grantmaking on prowww.gfwc.org; and www.cfwc.org. grams that enhance civic engagement in the community SDA Presented Poinsettia Plant/Check of Rancho Bernardo. The Paula-Jo Cahoon and Wanda Prosser, grant programs support a variPresident and Vice President respectively, of ety of social impact areas, the Poinsettia Chapter, Southern Dames of including senior services, youth America (SDA) presented a poinsettia plant development, recreation, arts, along with a check for $160 to The Blind education, civic enhancement Community Center on Upas Street in San and community protection. Diego. Accepting for the Center was Malina “The annual luncheon is an opportuGomez, Executive Director and Brooke nity for the community to celebrate the excellent programs and services offered by our nonprofit partners,” explained RBCF Board Chair Debbie Kurth. “Funding these organizations directly improves the lives of those who live, work and play in Rancho Bernardo.”
(l-r) Wanda Prosser, Brooke DeCosta, Karla Collins of member services, Malina Gomez, Paula-Jo Cahoon
RBCF Chair Debbie Kurth presents a grant check to Michael Vaughan, President of the Rancho Bernardo Veterans Memorial Association
A partial list of grantees includes $7500 to Highland Ranch Educational Foundation; $6000 to Youth Philharmonic Orchestra; $5000 to Chaparral Elementary School; $5000 to the Include Autism program; $5000 to Southern California Youth Ballet; $4200 to Write Out Loud; $4000 to ElderHelp of San Diego; and $4000 to Rancho Bernardo Senior Services Center; plus 17 other organizations in varying amounts. At the event, community members were invited to join the RBCF to make a difference in the community with a yearly contribution of $500. To become a member, visit the website, contact Trudy Armstrong at 619.814.1312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen King and CCI Puppy “Shea II” Local CWONC Club Member Volunteers to Raise Assistance Dog - GFWC Contemporary Women of North County
DeCosta, volunteer coordinator. The SDA is an organization of women of southern ancestry devoted to assisting the visually impaired. Recent assistance has been given to the Blind Center in Vista, and the I Can Center at the San Diego City Library. Visit southerndamesofamerica.com.
Lena Fana and Joanie Boyd were inducted as new members in the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista recently. Lena is a self employed attorney in North County and Joanie is employed by Children’s Ministries at North Coast Church. The Kiwanis Club meets at Rancho Grande Restaurant, 825 Williamston, Vista, at 7am each Wednesday morning. Visit www.kiwanisclubofsunrisevista.org.
Rosario Diaz, Asst. to the Principal at Foothill Oak Elementary and Jan Harper, member of the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista, where the Kiwanis Club presented dictionaries to 125 thirdgraders at Foothill Oak Elementary School recently.
“Discover Natural Pain Relief ” Programs – The Escondido Public Library offers Feldenkrais® - Discover Natural Pain Relief, a series of two consecutive programs held on Fridays, January 6 and January 13, from 10:30-11:30am, in the Turrentine Room of the Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. The classes are part of the Library’s New Year, New You 2017 theme. While classes are free, pre-registration is required by visiting http://library.escondido.org/register. Participants should bring a mat, towel, or blanket. Feldenkrais® is a method of gentle movements done while laying down, standing, or sitting, and designed to give the body new options for movement. After a Feldenkrais® lesson, participants may feel taller, lighter, breathe more easily, and begin to feel a sense of grace and elegance in movements. These classes are led by Anita Noone, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and are presented in collaboration with Escondido Recreation. To learn more about Feldenkrais®, visit http://www.feldenkrais.com. To sign up for classes with Escondido Recreation, visit http://recreation.escondido.org. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the website at library.escondido.org or call of Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760.839.4814.
Bird Club Meeting - North County Aviculturists, Pet Bird Owners and Breeders, will meet on Saturday, January 7, at 7pm, at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus,
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patches, which seemed to have inspired quite an interest in the colonel's mind. He asked me if I was a native of Florida, where I had spent my early days, and my reason for entering the army. I answered all his questions as briefly as possible, mentioning that I had been tempted among the Seminoles by the promise held out by General Gaines of my gaining "renown." The colonel thought my company of mountaineers a valuable acquisition to the service, and he made no doubt we should achieve great credit in ferreting out the hiding-places of the Indians. He soon had his papers ready; they were delivered to me, and I departed. On the way I stopped at a fort, the name of which I forget, and took a fresh horse. I finally arrived at the Bay without seeing an Indian.
I staid with my company for two or three weeks at Fort Brooke, during which time we were engaged in breaking-in mules. We were then placed under the command of Colonel Taylor, afterward General, and President of the United States, whose force was composed of United States troops and volunteers, some of the latter being from Missouri. The colonel advanced southward with sixteen hundred men, erecting, as we advanced, a fort at the interval of every twenty-five miles. On the morning of Christmas-day (1837) our camp was beleaguered by a large force of Indians, and Colonel Taylor ordered an advance upon them. The spot was thickly grown with trees, and numbers of our assailants were concealed among the branches; as our line advanced, therefore, many were singled out by the enemy, and we lost fearfully in killed and wounded. The yelling was the most deafening I ever heard, for there were many negroes among the enemy, and their yells drowned those of the Red Men. I soon found we had a different enemy from the Black Feet to fight, and different ground to fight on. The country lost several valuable lives through this slight brush with the Indians. The gallant Colonel Gentry, of the Missouri volunteers, was shot through the head; Colonel Thompson, and several other officers, were also among the slain. The enemy had made an excellent choice of ground, and could see our troops while remaining concealed themselves. I placed myself behind a tree, and Captain Morgan, of the Missouri Spies, was similarly sheltered close by. We were surrounded with Indians, and one was watching, on the opposite side of the tree that protected me, for a chance to get my scalp. A Missourian picked off a fine fat negro who had ensconced himself in a live oak tree. As he fell to the ground it shook beneath him: the fruit was ripe, but unfit for food. Seeing the men dropping around, Major Price ordered a retreat. The order was instantly countermanded by Colonel Davenport, who, by so doing, saved many lives.
Colonel Foster had taken a very exposed position on the bough of a tree, where he was visible to all. He ordered his men to lie low and load their muskets; he waited till he saw a favorable opportunity, and then shouted, "Fire, boys, and pour it into the red and black rascals!"
A charge with bayonets was finally ordered, and the Indians, not relishing the look of the sharp steel, retreated; however, not before they had seized a sergeant-major and a private from our
line, and scalped them alive.
This was the battle of O-ke-cho-be, which lasted four hours. We lost over a hundred in killed and wounded; the enemy left nine Indians and a negro dead upon the field. Sam Jones, the halfbreed, was only eight miles distant, with a force of a thousand warriors; most providentially he had been dissuaded by the negroes from advancing, who assured him that the whites would not fight on Christmas-day. It was reported that Colonel Taylor was uncontrollably angry during the battle, and that his aids and other officers had to hold him by main force to prevent him from rushing among the enemy, and meeting certain death. I do not know what truth there was in this, for I saw nothing of it, nor, indeed, did I see the colonel during the whole of the four hours' fighting.
On the conclusion of the action Colonel Taylor wished to send dispatches to Tampa Bay. He requested Captain Lomax to take his company and go with them. The captain refused, for the reason that he and his men would infallibly be massacred. The colonel remarked then, "Since you are all afraid, I will go myself." He sent for me, and demanded if I could raise a sufficient number of brave men among my mountaineers to carry dispatches to the Bay. I answered, certainly, if I could have his favorite horse, which was the fleetest one in the whole army, and such excellent bottom that he was as fresh after a journey as before. I considered that, if I had to run the gauntlet through a host of Seminoles and infuriated negroes, the best horse was none too good, and was, indeed, my only means of salvation. When ready to start, I applied for the dispatches. "Where are your men?" asked the colonel.
"My men are in their quarters, colonel," I said. "I am going to carry those dispatches by myself." "They must go through," he remarked, "and I want them to go well guarded."
"I am not going to fight, colonel," I replied, "I am going to run; and one man will make less noise than twenty. If I am not killed the dispatches shall arrive safe; my life is certainly worth as much to me as the charge I am intrusted with, and for personal safety I prefer going alone."
In our progress out the troops had cut their way through several hummocks, and had thrown the bushes up on both sides. I had to pass through some of these lanes. It was night when I started, and as I was riding through one of these excavations at a good pace, I heard a sudden noise in the brush. I saw myself in a trap, and my hair bristled up with affright. I was greatly relieved, however, by the speedy discovery that it was only a deer I had scared, and which was scampering away at its utmost speed. I continued on, resting a short time at each fort, until I arrived in sight of Fort Brooke. As soon as I arrived within hailing distance, I shouted "Victory! victory!" which brought out officers and men, impatient to hear the news. I could not see that Oke-cho-be was much of a victory: indeed, I shrewdly suspected that the enemy had the advantage; but it was called a victory by the soldiers, and they were the best qualified to decide. On my return, I found Colonel Taylor, soon after the battle, had retrograded to Fort Bassinger. We lay at that fort a long while; spies were vigilantly on the lookout, but nothing very encouraging was
reported. I and my company of mountaineers did not encamp with the other troops, but took up our quarters at a considerable distance from the main guard. We were quite tired of inactivity, and wanted to go somewhere or do something. Being quartered by ourselves, we were not subjected to the restrictions and military regulations of the camp; we had our own jollifications, and indulged in some little comforts which the camp did not enjoy. We always would have a large fire when there was need for it, for it destroyed the millions of musquitoes and other vermin that annoyed us; and, as some of our company were always about, the Indians never molested us. There was a large hummock about four miles distant from the fort which the Indians infested in great numbers, but, as they could not be dislodged without great loss, our colonel was constrained to content himself with closely watching them. One day I proposed to my men to take a stroll, and they fell with great alacrity into the proposition. We passed down to the interdicted hummock, where we shot two deer, and found quite an assortment of stock. We drove them all to the camp before us, to the great admiration of the officers and men present. We had captured quite a drove of hogs, several head of cattle, and a good sprinkling of Seminole ponies. We saw no Indians at the hummock, though certainly we did not search very diligently for them. During our stay at the fort, the communication between that post and Charlotte's Harbor was closed, and one messenger had been killed. The quartermaster inquired of me if I would undertake the trip. I told him I would; and set one hundred dollars as the price of the undertaking, which he thought quite reasonable. I started with the dispatches, and proceeded at an easy gallop, my eye glancing in every direction, as had been my wont for many years. In casting a look about two gun-shots ahead, I felt sure that I saw some feathers showing themselves just above the palmettos, and exactly in the direction that I was bending my steps. I rode a short distance farther, and my suspicion was confirmed. I immediately stopped my horse and dismounted, as though for the purpose of adjusting my saddle, but in reality to watch my supposed foes. In a minute or two several heads appeared, looking in my direction, and withdrew again in an instant. Immediately the heads declined behind the grass, I sprang upon my horse, and reined him out of the road, taking a wide circuit round them, which I knew would carry me out of danger. I then looked after them, and tantalized them with my gestures in every manner possible, motioning them to come and see me; but they seemed to be aware that their legs were not long enough to reach me, so they digested their disappointment, and troubled me no farther. I arrived safe at the Harbor that same day, delivered my dispatches, and was back at the fort the following night. We now experienced a heavy rain, which deluged the entire country, and prevented any farther operations against the Indians. The colonel ordered a retreat to Tampa Bay, and, as there was no danger of molestation on the way, many of the officers obtained liberty to gallop on in advance of the army. Colonel Bryant rode a very valuable black charger, acknowledged to be the best horse in camp. After traveling on a while, the colonel said, "I have a notion to ride on and get in to-day, as my presence is required; you can get in to-morrow at your leisure." A number said, If you can get in to-day, we can, and finally the whole party proposed starting off together.
We at length came to a swampy place in the road, which spread over five miles, and in many places took our horses off their feet. This place forded, there was then a narrow stream, and after that it was all dry land. Having passed the swamp and the stream, and got fairly on to dry land again, I took the saddle off my mule, which example all followed, and, with the assistance o£ a brother officer, wrung the saddle-blanket as dry as possible, and then spread it out fairly in the sun to dry. In the mean while, the horses helped themselves to a good feed of grass, and we all partook of a hearty lunch likewise.
Thus refreshed, we saddled up and proceeded again. After a few miles travel we discovered the rear of Bryant's party, who were toiling slowly along, and goring their animals' flanks in the vain endeavor to urge them into speed. We passed them with a hearty cheer. We journeyed on until within three miles of the fort, where there was a short bend in the road, and a foot-trail across, which saved about a hundred yards. "Now, gentlemen," said I, "let us raise a gallop, and pass every body on the road." The work was at once accomplished, some of my men deriding those left be hind on account of their miserable progress. We then all struck into a gallop, and soon reached the fort, and several of our company found time to get quite intoxicated before the quarter-master arrived. He, however, soon recovered his equanimity of temper, and begged a solution of the mystery how we could come in with our animals fresh, while his and his companions' horses were jaded to death. He was referred by all to the captain of the mountaineers. I said, "A horse, colonel, is only flesh and blood, and his system requires greater care than that of almost any other animal. We beat your powerful steed with inferior animals by affording them a short rest, with a mouthful or two of grass on the road, and by wringing our blankets after we had passed the water."
Now we had another long interval of inactivity, and I began to grow tired of Florida, with its inaccessible hummocks. It seemed to me to be a country dear even at the price of the powder that would be required to blow the Indians out of it, and certainly a poor field to work in for renown. My company and I, its commander, had nothing to do except to carry an occasional dispatch, and I wanted excitement of some kind — I was indifferent of what nature, even if it was no better than borrowing horses of the Black Feet. The Seminoles had no horses worth stealing, or I should certainly have exercised my talents for the benefit of the United States.
The last dispatches that I carried in Florida I bore from Fort Dade to Fort Brooke. In accomplishing this, I traveled with my customary caution, avoiding the trail as much as possible. In a part where I anticipated no danger, I took the trail, and fell asleep on my horse, for I had ridden four days and nights without rest, except what I had snatched upon horseback. Suddenly my horse sprang aside, instantly awaking me. I found I had been sleeping too long, for I had passed the turning-point, and was now near a hummock. To return would cost me several miles travel. My horse's ears informed me there was something in motion near by. I pondered my position, and ultimately resolved to take the chances and go ahead. The road through the hummock was just wide enough to admit the army wagons to pass. I bid my horse go, and he sprung forward with tremendous bounds. He had not reached through
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"I will go," said he, "but it will be my last duty."
this dark and dangerous pass when I saw the flash of several guns, and the balls whizzed harmlessly past me. I discharged my pistols at the lair of my foes, and traveled on in safety to the fort. I grew tired of this, and informed Colonel Bryant that I wished to resign my task. "Why?" said he; "every body who undertakes it gets killed, while you never see any Indians. What are we to do?"
Accordingly, he fixed his bayonet and repaired to the officers' quarters, where he found the captain and first lieutenant of his company. He advanced upon them, and saying, "You have disgraced me with an inhuman flogging — die!" he shot the captain dead, and plunged his bayonet through the body of the lieutenant, also killing him on the spot.
I was determined to return to the "home of the free and the land of the brave," for I felt that the mountains and the prairies of the Great West, although less attended with renown, at least would afford me more of the substantial comforts of life, and suit my peculiar taste better than the service of Uncle Sam in Florida.
Such inhuman treatment as this poor young soldier received at the hands of his officers has resulted, I have no shadow of doubt, in the death of many an officer on the battle-field.
When in camp, I had frequently seen men come running in half dead with alarm, saying that they had seen Indians, or had been fired upon by Indians. I remarked that they were always ridiculed by the officers; even the privates disbelieved them. Seeing this, I determined to say nothing about my adventure; for, if they had received my assertion with incredulity, it might have led to an unpleasant scene in the wigwam.
The commander of the fort, after reading the dispatch, indorsed on it, "Beckwourth fired on by a party of Indians when near this post." He then returned it to me, and I rode on to Fort Brooke. Colonel Bryant, having read the dispatch, said, "Ah, Beckwourth, you have been fired on, I see! why did you not tell us so on your arrival?" I informed him of my reasons, as before stated.
He smiled. "Your word would have been believed by us all," he said; "it is these stupid foreigners that we discredit, who do not know an Indian from a stump; they have deceived us too often for us to put further faith in them."
A Seminole came into the fort a few days subsequent to this, to give himself up, his arm being broken. When questioned about it, he said that a white man had broken it in such a hummock, on such a night. I then knew that my pistols, which I fired at random, had done the mischief. Alligator, the Seminole Chief, shortly after came in, and informed Colonel Taylor that he and his tribe had concluded to remove to their new home, and requested the colonel to send down wagons to transport their women and children.
"I have fought you a long time," said the Red Man, "but I can not beat you. If I kill ten of your warriors, you send a hundred to replace them; I am now ready to go, and save the rest of my people."
"Yes," the colonel answered, "your talk is good. You can now go to your new home, and be happy. There is a man (pointing to me) who is a great chief of a great nation; you will, for aught I know, be neighbor to his people; he and his people will teach you to hunt the buffalo, and I hope you will be good friends."
While I was with the army a tragedy occurred, which I have never seen in any public print, and I deem it of sufficient interest to make mention of it here. A young private, of very respectable connexions, had been tried for some offense, and sentenced to receive a flogging, which was carried unmercifully into effect. After he had recovered, the surgeon bade him go and report himself fit for duty.
He straightway gave himself up, was tried by court-martial, and sentenced to be shot. The execution of the sentence was withheld by Colonel Taylor, who had forwarded the particulars of the trial to the department at Washington, and was waiting the result of official investigation. The case was found worthy of executive interference; a pardon was signed by the President and sent on, and the young man was liberated from confinement.
I remember, at the battle of O-ke-chobe, a young lieutenant riding up to Colonel Foster, and saying, "Colonel, I have been shot at twice, and not by the enemy either." "It was by no friend, I will swear," said the colonel; "you can leave the field, and learn to treat your men well in future." This I witnessed myself; but whether the young "buckskin" profited by the sharp cut of the colonel I am unable to say.
There was a Tennesseean in camp, a great foot-racer, who was incessantly boasting about his wonderful pedestrian powers. He had a valuable horse, which he offered to stake against any person in the camp for a race of sixty yards. As he was considered a "great leg" by all, no one ventured to take up his offer.
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Vista. Speaker will be David Benites, and the topic will be All About Canaries. There will be refreshments. Free admission. For info, visit http://www.ncabirdclub.com/.
HVCCA to Hold Tina Chong Concert Concert Pianist Tina Chong will be featured, and will be joined by Atlanta Symphony trombonist, Brian Hecht, for the Sunday, January 8th concert put on by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association. The concert will start at 2pm at the Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. All of the HVCCA concerts are held in the intimate Center Theatre with 400 seats, 15 rows deep. All seats are reserved. Tina Chong is an artist with passion, infectious energy, and exciting programming. She has appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras all over the world and is a sought after recitalist and chamber musician in North America. Ticket prices are $30/adults; $20/seniors (65+); and $10/children, students, and active-military. Tickets are available at the CCAE box office; call 800.988.4253, or online at www.artcenter.org. Purchase tickets in person at the box office and you will not have to pay for handling and credit card fees. Special ½-off at available are prices www.goldstar.com/san-diego. More information about the program is available at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info or www.artcenter.org.
DAR Chapter Welcomed New Members - The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), welcomed new members Kellie Stafford, ancestor Jonathan Corey VT; and Joy Jory, ancestor Josiah Kingston SC; at a recent meeting. Regent Alida Woodward, Chaplain Connie Gallear and Registrar Janet Giovannetti performed the installation ceremony. Both new members were presented with welcoming packets and a DAR pin. The DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from a patriot who assisted in some way in the colonists fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Visit http://santamargarita.californiadar.org
I offered myself as a competitor, but all sought to dissuade me. "Don't run against him," said they; "that fellow will outrun Lucifer himself. He has beat every man who has run against him in Florida."
To be continued . . .
Another Well Done Article
Thanks and kudos to Friedrich Gomez for his well-written, informative, and meticulously researched article on the deaths of the apostles.
However, I wish he had pursued his detailed research farther: faith, in anything, is rarely blind; it is based on facts. Why would twelve apostles undergo torture and ultimately give their lives for "fanciful Biblical tales" or "unsubstantiated fantasies"? There is a vast amount of physical evidence supporting events recorded in the Bible. An introductory book on this subject is "The Case for Christ" by Lee Strobel; for more detailed information see "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" by Josh McDowell; or visit Stand to Reason (www.str.org). And certainly Mr. Gomez soon will uncover additional sources and facts through his careful study. I look forward to reading more from his pen. /s/S. J. DeGroot San Diego County
In a recent issue of The Paper the lead article gives an interesting summary of traditions as to how the twelve apostles died. However, I was startled to read that the “orthodox Catholic faith … vehemently challenges that he [Peter] was a married man." As a Catholic who has actively read the publications of that faith my entire adult life I have alway found that any reference to Peter would include the fact that he was married. As Peter embarked on a missionary life it might be thought that his wife was deceased or left to the care of relatives. Of that we know nothing certain. There are all sorts of minority opinion expressed in the church and perhaps your author was misinformed in this regard by a pious teacher.
However, I staked a hundred dollars against his horse, and entered the lists. We started together; but, as I did not see my antagonist either ahead of me or by my side, I looked around, and saw him coming-up. I went out a good distance ahead of him, and did not exert myself either.
The enemy having submitted to the government, there was nothing more for us to do, and I asked for a furlough to return to St. Louis. I and my company were enlisted for a year; ten months of this time had been served, and I obtained a furlough for the remaining two months. We embarked for New Orleans, Colonel Gates and his regiment taking passage in the same ship. Arriving at my place of destination in safety, I staid but one night in the "Crescent City," and then took the steamer to St. Louis, where we had a good time while steaming up, and I was very well satisfied to jump ashore once again at my old home. My company all returned but two, one of whom died in New Orleans, the other was killed by the Seminoles after I left.
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Kids in the Garden Class is Saturday, January 14th - at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista (inside Brengle Terrace Park). This month’s class will be “Recycled Art and Art Tour,” from 10am-12noon, and will feature handson activities. Children will use recycled stuff to make new art, then discover art in the Gardens with Farmer Jones. Class fee is $5/child, which supports the garden. Accompanying adults pay the garden entry fee of $5/person and stay with their children. The class is free for AVBG Members. Registration includes visit to the 14-acre Gardens. Donations and sponsorships are Pre-registration is gratefully accepted. required at email@example.com or by calling 760.822.6824. Farmer Jones is a retired elementary teacher with 28 years experience in the classroom and a Master Composter working in school gardens and
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University on Wheels 2016 - The Rancho Bernardo Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee Is proud to host Brandeis University’s annual gift to its members and the community at large -- University on Wheels. Don Katz, Professor of Psychology, will speak on “Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion.” Join us for lunch on Tuesday, January 10, at 11:30am at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 11555 Carmel Mt. Road, San Diego 92128. Cost is $20.00. For reservations and further information, call Trudy at 858.487.6585. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of Brandeis University, Waltham. MA.
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Library’s 2nd Tuesday Book Club is January 10th - Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on January 10, at 6pm, in the Turrentine Room of the Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. This month’s selection is The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vida Vendela. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. What remains when you are stripped of your name, possessions, family and country? Where does the truth of a person lie, and once lost, can it be relo-
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cated? This psychological thriller, told with wicked humor, explores the facets of identity, past, present, and future. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club on February 14, will feature As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Library and are free to the public. For more information about this program, visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760.839.4836.
El Camino Quilt Guild January Meeting Announced - The El Camino Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30am on Thursday, January 12th, in the gymnasium at the Faith Lutheran Church, 200 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, 92084. No food or drink is allowed. Doors open 9am. Sandra Bruce, www.sandrabruce.com/quilting/home.html, will lecture on her technique, “Material Matrix” which involves interpreting a gridded photograph with fabric. This process is different than other gridded photograph methods in that it involves piecing and a loose, representational style inspired by the painter, Chuck Close. The workshop is Friday, January 13. It will be a Coffee Cup using Sandra’s methods. Guest fee for the meeting is $10. Wear a name tag for a free prize drawing. Visit elcaminoquilters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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San Diego County Fair Wins Numerous Awards – The 2016 San Diego County Fair won 18 IAFE Awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Annual Convention and Trade Show held recently in Las Vegas. The IAFE represents 3,200 fairs throughout the world, providing exhibits, competition and advancing education aimed at the advancement of livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Out of the 18 honors, seven first-place awards for outstanding Agricultural and Competitive programs were awarded to the 2016 S.D. County Fair and the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA). Of the 18 awards, seven were 1st place; seven were 2nd place; and four were 3rd place; all for everything from competitions, exhibits, contests, to youth exhibits promotional video and photo displays. The theme of the 2017 San Diego County Fair will be “How the West was Fun,” as a revival and remembrance of the Wild, Wild West, and feature a Wild West saloon, Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. Get your boots and cowboy hat ready—the fair open on Friday, June 2nd and runs through Tuesday, July 4th. It is the largest annual event in San County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the U.S. and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more info, visit www.sdfair.com.
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Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031257 The name of the business: Harp Construction, located at 306 N. West El Norte Parkway, #426, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Denis W. Hobson 29591 Castle Creek Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Denis W. Hobson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031560 The name of the business: Strawberry Cleaners, located at 1245 North Las Flores Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Paulina Cortez Luna 1245 N. Las Flores Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Paulina Corez Luna This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01, 01/08/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031272 The name of the business: Vecino Market, located at 995 Postal Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: B & G Market, Inc. 50 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/08/16. /s/ Gihad Hamideh, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
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The Planning Division Manager of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to approve Director’s Permit (DP) 16-022 on January 3, 2017. Project No.: P16-0043 Case No.: DP 16-022 / EX 16-044 Applicant: Kaiser Healthplan, Inc. Request: A Director’s Permit to allow the installation and operation of a 408 square foot temporary mobile MRI unit screened by landscaping at the Kaiser Permanente medical campus located 400 Craven Road in the Heart of the City Specific Plan Area (HOC-SPA) Zone of the Barham Discovery Neighborhood. Environmental Determination: The project has been found to be consistent with a Class 3 Exemption (new construction of small structures), pursuant to the applicable provisions of CEQA. Location of Property: 400 Craven Road, more particularly described as: Parcel B of Parcel Map No. 12591 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Certificate of Compliance filed in the office of the County Recorder on July 12, 2000 as document No. 2000-0368118. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 221-091-25-00. NOTICE: • Any interested person may file an appeal of a decision of the Planning Division Manager. Appeals shall be in writing and specify where there was an error made in the decision of the Planning Division Manager and be accompanied with the required fee ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents). Appeals shall be submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days of the decision (no later than 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017). The Planning Commission shall hear any appeal of a Planning Division Manager decision. For more information on appeals, contact the Planning Division Secretary at 760-744-1050, extension 3233, or email@example.com. • The City of San Marcos is committed to making
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031873 The name of the business: LivingShiny, LivingShiny Photography, located at 2222 Baxter Canyon Road, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Michelle Ann Hoppe 2222 Baxter Canyon Road Vista, Ca. 9081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Michelle Ann Hoppe This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/1516. 12/22, 12/29/2016, 01/01 and 01/08/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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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 H a l l , Community Services and the Public Works Department will close for the annual winter furlough beginning Monday, Dec. 26 and will remain closed through Monday, Jan. 2.
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. 3.
Residents are encouraged to stay connected by visiting the City’s website, www.san-marcos.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
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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Valley Center High School Roaring Jaguar Marching Band and Colorguard Earns 1st place in 2016 Jaycee Escondido Christmas Parade Valley Center earned 1st place with its entry in the 66th annual parade which was themed for Route 66. Pictured below are, Drum Captain: Dustin Prayther; Colorguard Captain: Amanda Baranowski and Drum Major: Meaghan Rohr, who also earned the 3rd place award for drum major.
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fighting Blood Cancers – One of LLS’s most ambitious research programs, Specialized Center of Research (SCOR), brings together leading scientists from multiple institutions and disciplines to collaborate on solving the most challenging problems in blood cancers. This year, LLS awarded three grants totaling $12 million. One of the recipients is Ari Melnick, MD, of Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, who is leading a new SCOR team to study the molecular differences that make some lymphoma patients resistant to treatment. His goal is to develop strategies to overcome this resistance or develop effective treatments that do not require chemotherapy. These patients have limited treatment options and their lives depend on these new therapeutic strategies. Your generous support of programs like this are saving more lives, helping to make someday, today! For more info, visit www.LLS.org, or call the National Office at 914.949.5213. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission is to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Photo Notes: Photos of Valley Center Marching Band and Drum Majors supplied by Anita Baranowski.
Right above, the Valley Center Marching Band in formation at the 66th Annual Christmas Parade.
Right, below, is the VCHS Band with Colorguard and Banner for the 66th annual Escondido Christmas Parade themed to Route 66 theme.
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Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter The Vista Sheriff's Senior Patrol program provides a valuable service in the Vista community that not only enhances the safety in Vista’s neighborhoods but also improves the quality of life for home-bound seniors. Vista residents can contact the Senior Patrol program for vacation home security checks or to schedule a drop in to check on elderly or disabled persons. Going Away for the Holidays? Call the Sheriff’s Senior Patrol for a vacation home check. Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail and newspapers or to park a car in your driveway. Don’t display holiday gifts where they can be seen from a
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window and set indoor and outdoor lights on an automatic timer. Have extra time on your hands? The Senior Sheriff’s program is currently recruiting volunteers who are 50 years or older. Participants attend a training academy and are asked to volunteer a minimum of six hours a week. Responsibilities range from administrative work, to patrolling neighborhoods, writing parking citations, and marking abandoned vehicles. For more information on volunteering or to learn about vacation home checks or other available services provided to the community, please call 760. 940.4434.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Learn to Download eBooks at the Library
Do you want to l e a r n something new and beneficial for the New Year? The Library will show you how to access their collection of digital eBooks and eAudiobooks on your eReader, tablet, smartphone or computer. A series of classes will be offered that are designed to get you reading eBooks on any or all of your devices. Classes will take place at both the Civic Center and Mission Branch libraries, and will provide instruction for the most common eReaders and Tablets. The courses will give you a general overview of the eCollection and there will be demonstrations on how to download
eBooks onto your devices. Be sure to bring your usernames, passwords and library card. Classes at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, will take place on the Second Floor Foundation Room on January 13th and 27th from 10:30am to 11:30am. Mission Branch Library classes, 3861-B Mission Ave., will take place in the Community Room on January 6th and 20th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. These free classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information about this and other programs, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call 760-435-5600.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030109 The name of the business: Joannas Hair Design, located at 13339 Poway Rd., Suite #129, Poway, Ca. 92064 This business is registered by: Joanna Austria 1856 Gird Rd. Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joanna Austria This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15 and 12/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030351 The name of the business: Pelican Replacement Windows, located at 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Pelican Glass Inc. 2210 La Mirada Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2003. /s/Timothy D. Skeer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/22, 12/29, 01/05 & 01/12/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030221 The name of the business: CorkysNoonCartoon, CorkysNoonCartoon.com, located at 909 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is registered by: Corky’s Pest Control, Inc. 909 Rancheros Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/01/2016 /s/Harry A. Mizer, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15 & 12/22/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028911 The name of the business: McCormick Enterprise, 508 Tavern, located at 508 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Rachelle Kentner and Hector Estrada 159 Vera Circle Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Rachelle Kentner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 111/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030667 The name of the business: San Diego Senior Services, located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/16. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/302016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030984 The name of the business: Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures, located at 1439 Linda Sue Lane, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Pacific Rim Adventures, INc. 1439 Linda Sue Lane Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/11/11. /s/ James Lawson, CEO/President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-025321 The name of the business: AndeanCloud Consulting, located at 1093 Camino Del Sol, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Fernando and Hollyo Hamilton-Paucar 1093 Camino Del Sol San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Holly Hamilton-Paucar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/27/16. 9/29, 10/06, 10/13 & 10/20/2016.
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED
Ordinance No. 2016-1432 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, acting as the legislative body of Community facilities District No. 98-02 (Lighting, Landscaping, Open Space and Preserve Maintenance), authorizing the levy of a special tax in an improvement area of such Community Facilities District. Annexation No. 123, Improvement Area F54. Ordinance No. 2016-1432 was introduced on October 25, 2016, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on December 13, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE: ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. 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: 12/22/2016
Ordinance No. 2016-1435 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving an amendment of the San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan. Ordinance No. 20161435 was introduced on November 15, 2016, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on December 13, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: ORLANDO; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. 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: 12/22/2016 Ordinance No. 2016-1436 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, approving A PREXONE OF 9.73 ACRES TO THE San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan Area (SPA) P13-0009, PZ 14-001, Farouk Kubba. Ordinance No. 2016-1436 was introduced on November 15, 2016, and adopted by the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, on December 13, 2016, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: ORLANDO; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. 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: 12/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031373 The name of the business: Premier Property Management, located at 3415 Corte Panorama, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Angelina Wong 3415 Corte Panorama Carlsbad, CA. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/20/08. /s/ Angelina Wong This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028829 The name of the business: H G & Son’s Cleaning, located at 676 Vineyard Rd., Apt 210, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Holinda Gutierrez 676 Vineyard Rd. #210 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Holinda Gutierrez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030726 The name of the business: Hair Design & Nail Studio, located at 250-D West Crest St., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprise, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd., #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/30/16. /s/Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030606 The name of the business: Memories Party Rental, located at 808 Via Bella Donna, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose L. and Hilda Garcia 808 Via Bella Donna San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Hilda Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028562 The name of the business: KIRA Rescue, K9 International Rescue Association, located at 2846 Cazadero Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Susan C. Rhodes 192 Santa Clara Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/14. /s/ Susan Rhodes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030079 The name of the business: Coastal General Construction, located at 3234 Waring Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Raul Anguiano 3234 Waring Rd. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Raul Anguiano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030732 The name of the business: Santa Ana Fresh Mexican Food, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd. Suite N, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Julio Posada Lopez 1195 Caminito Amarillo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Julio Posada Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/01/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030210 The name of the business: Bethel Carpet Cleaning, located at 1030 Stephanie Ct., Spt 104, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose Roberto Gonzalez 1030 Stephanie Ct. Apte 04 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jose Roberto Gonzalez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030664 The name of the business: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc., located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/13/15. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
CITATION FOR FREEEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL Case Number AN15784 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. MELROSE DR. SUITE 130 VISTA, CA. 92081
To: MARCOS MARTINEZ DELGADO
You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department 25 at the court location indicated above on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM to show cause, if you have any, why ADRIEN JAYDEN AVILA, minor, should not be declared free from parental custody and control (*for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition.
You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above stated the judge will read the petition and, if requested, may explain the effect of the granting of the petition and, if requested, the judge shall explain any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: 11/28/16
Clerk of the Superior Court /s/M. Garcia, Deputy 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030320 The name of the business: Fantastic Sams, located at 3915 Mission Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprises, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd, #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/23/16. /s/ Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029506 The name of the business: Soul Trotters, located at 1627 Sagewood Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Bradley D. Vilen 1627 Sagewood Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Bradley D. Vilen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030128 The name of the business: Baseball Science Institute, located at 1330 Specialty Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Philip Wilson 17156 Pacato Way San Diego, Ca. 92128 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Philip Wilson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030927 The name of the business: Wild World Adventures, located at 4556 Lambeth Court, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: James L. Gross 4556 Lambeth Ct. Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/21/2010. /s/ James L. Gross This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030906 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 354 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030912 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 360 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030913 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 368 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028960 The name of the business: QFlowers, located at 176 W. Los Angeles Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. This business is registered by: Lonnie Graves 176 W. Los Angeles Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/16/16. /s/ Lonnie Graves This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, & 12/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029514 The name of the business: Hair-by Venecia. located at 142 N. El Camino Suite 116, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Venecia Valdez 505 W. Bobier Dr. #102 Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Venecia Valdez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031094 The name of the business: Blue Diamond Rentals, located at 360 N. El Camino Real #2A, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Blue Diamond Property Management, Inc. 360 El Camino Real #2a Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/2012. /s/ Samantha Easton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/06/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029678 The name of the business: Elle Kay Fit, located at 3330 Harding St., #F, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: Lia Kinn 3330 Harding St. #F Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lia Kinn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031161 The name of the business: California’s Finest Detail, located at 519 Ammunition Rd., #7, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Frank Jr., Perez 519 Ammunition Rd. #7 Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Frank Jr. Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
Notice is Hereby Given,
The Law Office of Willian L Conti, San Marcos, CA. is closed. Thirty days after the first publication of this ad, ALL Client Personal Files, are to be destroyed if left unclaimed by the Client of Record. To claim a Client File, Please E-mail, Keniebruns@cox.net and use: W.Conti. as “Subject”. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 1/01/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031516 The name of the business: RHR Austin Strategies, located at 547 Parsons Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069., This business is registered by: Juanita C and Asahel Hayes 547 Parsons Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Juanita C. Hayes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031350 The name of the business: Franchise Watchdog, Cool Kidz Watches, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Rd.#100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031451 The name of the business: InXpress, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr. #100,, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive. #100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was 5/1/2011. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/1216. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/01/2017.
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