December 23, 2021
Volume 51 - No. 51
"The 1914 Christmas Miracle Truce of World War I."
By Friedrich Gomez
When Alfred Anderson of Scotland died at the great age of 109 in 2005, something else mysteriously died with him.
According to historical and veteran military records, Anderson was the last “living link” to what scholars, casually, refer to as: “The 1914 Christmas Miracle Truce of World War I.” HISTORY’S LAST “MIRACULOUS LIVING LINK.” Upon The Paper - 760.747.7119
Anderson’s passing, just sixteen years ago today, the London Times Newspaper declared: “Alfred Anderson, the last surviving soldier to have been present when the guns fell silent along the Western Front in the spontaneous “Christmas Truce” of World War I, died in Newtyle, Scotland. He was 109.” By any stretch of the imagination, it should never have happened. And yet it did.
Something unbelievable transpired exactly 107 years ago that still brings
scholars together to re-examine the events and attempt to understand how the seemingly impossible was, in fact, made possible.
this very day, it remains a towering mystery among the world’s foremost scholars.
Of all the unusual events of 20thcentury warfare, no singular “miraculous event” has captured the imagination of the entire world as this one.
French scholars, “Treve de Noel Miraculeuse” (Miraculous Christmas Truce).
It was said to be a Christmas miracle truce of World War I.
GLOBAL HISTORICAL SCHOLARS STILL FASCINATED/BEFUDDLED. To
German history pundits refer to it as “Mirakel Weihnachtsfrieden,” (Miracle Christmas Peace).
Spanish historians, “Milagro de la Tregua,” (Miracle of the Christmas Truce.)
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And so forth; it is described in multiple languages by multiple cultures in every civilized nation today. Especially now, during the Christmas Holiday Season.
WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED? Amidst a most terrifying landscape of relentless bloodshed and unspeakable horror, a totally unexpected, unexplained moment of peace and goodwill would, suddenly, overshadow the evil deeds of deadly enemies who, just moments before, were at each other’s throatlatch. The unfolding of this most unlikely event are replayed countless times by contemporary historians who still hold seminars, author books, and write theories all in search of a rational answer. But, in the final analysis – they all still remain amazed and befuddled.
Simply put, the so-called Christmas miracle truce of World War I just refuses to be explained – at least by any rational, Earthly standards.
Well, as the old saying goes, “The best place to start is at the beginning.” So, come along with me as we talk to the world’s foremost war historians today and listen to what they have to say.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
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And also read the personal letters and diaries of men in the trenches that day who were first-hand witnesses.
But first, let’s all climb on board our Time Machine, buckle our seatbelts, and travel back exactly 107 years. As we carefully set our Time-Travel dials to the: Month of December. And turn our knobs back to the: Year 1914 -- and the First World War!
HOLY PRAYER FOR MIRACLE OF PEACE DURING “THE NIGHT THE ANGELS SANG.” On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV begged for an official truce between the warring countries, at least during the Holy Christmas holidays. In part, the pontiff implored: “That the guns may fall silent -- at least -- upon the night the angels sang.” The Pope’s plea and prayer for a miracle was “officially” ignored by the combatant nations involved.
The realities of war had run too deep, and the first-hand experiences of witnessing agonizing death had only hardened the hearts of opposing sides. And strengthened the hatred, and the resolve to seek revenge. The Germans were attacking France, engaging French and British troops
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Four old-timers were playing their weekly game of golf, and one remarked how nice it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round. His buddies all chimed in and said, "Let's do it! We'll make it a priority, figure out a way and meet here early Christmas morning." Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the golf course.
The first guy says, "Boy this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife such a diamond ring that she can't take her eyes off it." Number 2 guy says, "I spent a ton, too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures." Number 3 guy says, "Well my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual."
They all turned to the last guy in the group who is staring at them like they have lost their minds. "I can't believe you all went to such expense for this golf game. I slapped my wife on the butt and said, "Well Babe, Merry Christmas! It's a great morning for either sex or golf. And she said, "Take a sweater." The furniture store keeps calling me. All I wanted was a one night stand.
By Sean Dietrich
The year was 1943. It was Christmas in the South Pacific. The U.S.S. North Carolina was adrift somewhere between Australia and the Edge of the World.
The BB-55 battleship was alive with the excitement of 2,339 foulmouthed sailors, swabbies, Marines, and brass hats who had been at sea for a month. Most of whom did not bathe regularly. Tonight was the annual Christmas party. The highlight of the year.
There was a holiday feast served on the mess deck. The turkey dinner tasted like lukewarm cardboard doused in Pennzoil gravy. But it worked. There was the Christmas show. The A friend: “Oh, my gosh, I love your lip gloss! What is it!” Me: “It’s pizza grease.”
I have a Christmas tradition I like to keep.
I knock over the Christmas tree and smell all the ornaments . . just so I can see the expression on the cat’s face when she sees I beat her to it! I bought a little bag of air today. The company that sold it was kind enough to put some potato chips in it as well.
The Quotable Keillor "I longed for the pitter-patter of little feet, so I got a dog. It’s cheaper, and you get more feet. " - Garrison Keillor
Some gal called me and said, "Come on over; no one is home." So I went over.
No one was home.
Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist: Guys - While you were busy arguing over whether the glass was half full or half empty, I drank it. Sincerely, The Opportunist.
Observations by a very intelligent man:
1. It is probably not a good idea to eat 1/2 of a very small watermelon before going to bed. 2. It is also probably not a good idea
crew always put on a slam-bang show, complete with skits, music, tap dancing, and a burlesque striptease wherein sailors dressed up like Hedy Lamarr and Veronica Lake and disrobed before a deafening roar of laughter. Before the show, Chaplain Everett Weubbens was preparing the stage, getting the PA system ready, positioning the spotlights.
He was a Lutheran man with a meek disposition and an easy smile. He was excited about tonight’s show because he had a big surprise in store. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
It all started months earlier when
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to eat two small bowls of fruit salad which includes pineapple, grapes, cantelope and honeydew melon before going to bed. 3. Probably not the best idea to drink a large glass of ice water prior to going to bed. Conclusion: If you don't do any of the above, chances are you will have a good nights restful sleep. If you do, chances are you will have interrupted sleep on 4 to 5 occasions during the night as you stroll down the dimly lit hall to the restroom for "tinkle time." It only took me one evening and the ensuing night/morning hours to research and report on the phenomenon.
One should take note of a clue in the first item. The term 'watermelon' suggests the item contains a great deal of "water." I could elaborate but it's time to take a nap. You're welcome.
You've seen the commercials - “An erection lasting more than 4 hours.…” But what really happens when you ask for help with an erection lasting more than 4 hours? I walked into a drug store and asked to talk to a male pharmacist.
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had likely had a seizure.
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at the Battle of Marne in September of 1914. In the following Battle of the Aisne, the Allied Forces and the Germans fiercely fought with neither sides openly winning, all of which declined into somewhat of a stalemate.
As such, opposing forces dug-in with a system of fortified trenches. From deep trenches, war continued. Peering in-and-out of dirt ravines the enemies fought against one another. By November of 1914, there was a continuous “front line” which ran from the North Sea to the Swiss frontier. On both sides of this front line sat opposing armies, fighting each other – often at close quarters – from deep within their respective bunkers.
MULTIPLE TRUCES, NOT JUST ONE. During these conflicts from dirt trenches, truces would occasionally develop between British and German fighting units, which can be dated as early as November 1914. This was not one single, organized truce running at exactly the same days and along the entire length of the front lines. Quite the contrary. Where there may have been a temporary truce in one particular region, elsewhere along this same front line -- Allied and German soldiers were being killed. SEPARATING MYTH FROM FACT. The ongoing myth that there
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Your gift to the Year-End Matching Challenge will DOUBLE to save even more animals like Tweety. That means you can help TWICE as many animals in our community who are still waiting for a new home! Together, we can provide shelter, medical care, adoption services and more for animals in need. Contact the San Diego Humane Society at 5500 Gaines St., San Diego 92110; 619.299.7012 or sdhumane.org. North Inland Parkinson's Support Group Meeting is January 3rd - The Parkinson's Support Group holds free monthly meetings for people with Parkinson's and their care partners on the first Monday of every month, from 10am to 12noon, at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, in the Parish Hall. Our featured speaker for Monday, January 3rd is Rex McCoy who will discuss "Hospital Stay Preparedness". Separate breakout sessions for people with
was one, single giant truce during the Christmas season between warring factions is unanimously disputed by the world’s foremost war scholars. Professor Alan Stanley, author of over 30 historical books and Head of Historical Research from Australia explains: “It wasn’t one truce but a whole series of spontaneous truces.”
There is no question that these miraculous truces during the First World War have been tarnished with nostalgic exaggeration. In historical fact, the so-called Miracle Christmas of World War I has been romanticized to the extreme where it barely resembles its true self. The esteemed war historian, Dr. Alan Stanley has never been hesitant in pricking the balloon of historical fantasy. In 2001, the award-winning professor pointed out historical errors in the ABC Television accounts of the Second World War POW camps in Singapore. In the same vein, Prof. Stanley explains the so-called Christmas Day Miracle Truce of 1914 as being overly-exaggerated and hyped beyond recognition. “In some sectors, you couldn’t put your head above the parapet for fear of snipers and artillery fire,” Prof. Stanley says. However, Dr. Stanley does concede that at other locations along the front lines, the ‘miracle’ did, in fact, begin to unfold. But it was far different as portrayed on TV dramas and countless pageants around the world. It was still a potentially deadly scenario with little or no guarantees. “Indeed, about 80 British soldiers were killed in fighting on Christmas Day,” Professor
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Parkinson's and care partners will follow the presentation to discuss successes and challenges.
Come learn, share, meet, and enjoy the free refreshments with other involved Parkinson's persons. Please call 760.749.8234 or 760.518.1963 if you have questions. This Support Group meeting is for all North County Inland communities.
Escondido Woman's Club Meeting is January 3rd - The next meeting of the Escondido Woman's Club will be Monday, January 3rd, starting at 10:30am, with the program at 11:30am and lunch following the program. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. Meetings are held at their Clubhouse at 739 No. Rose St. (corner of Mission Avenue, behind the church; driveway entries from both Rose and Mission). The special speaker for this meeting will be Julia M. Williams of the law firm Dixon Williams LLP. She is an attorney providing legal services covering Estate Planning & Probate and Business/Corporate. She practices in San Diego, and was selected to Super Lawyers for 2022. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Cost for lunch is $15/person. We welcome all guests, and women Stanley says, along this same front line.
What actually occurred needed no hype or romanticizing; those moments of miraculous truces stand on their own merits as unprecedented moments of modern warfare.
ACTUAL LETTERS FROM WWI SOLDIERS THEMSELVES. British second lieutenant, Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959), who served throughout the war, was one soldier who experienced the truce first-hand and the camaraderie which followed after he left the safety of his trench to mingle and talk with the erstwhile deadly German enemy. In a personal homebound letter he wrote: “I wouldn’t have missed that unique and weird Christmas Day for anything. I spotted a German officer, some sort of lieutenant I should think, and being a bit of a collector, I intimated to him that I had taken a fancy to some of his buttons. I brought out my wire clippers and, with a few deft snips, removed a couple of his buttons and put them in my pocket. I then gave him two of mine in exchange.” (Eventually attaining the rank of Captain in the British Regiment, (Charles) Bruce Bairnsfather became a well-established, prominent British cartoonist during World War I with his cartoons published weekly in “The Bystander” magazine.)
HENRY WILLIAM WILLIAMSON (1895-1977). English Army officer, Henry William
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interested in learning about and/or joining the Woman's Club are invited also. Reservations for the meeting are required by Friday, December 31st, by calling the Woman's Club at 760.743.9178, and leaving a message. Someone will return your call.
Vista Garden Club January Meeting Announced - Growing Fruits and Vegetables will be the topic of a presentation at 1:45pm, January 7, 2022, in the Azalea Room at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA. The Speaker is Master Gardener Diab Hammond who specializes in growing vegetables for home gardens. Fingertip lunch is at noon followed by business meeting at 12:30, and program at 1:45pm. Visit https://www.californiagardenclubs.com/vistagardenclub/ or email Vistagardenclub@gmail.com. Festive Fun at San Diego Zoo and Safari Park - 'Tis the Season for Wild Fun. For information on these events: General Information: 619.231-1515. Membership Inquiries: 619.231-0251.
San Diego Zoo - Jungle Bells at the Zoo; Select dates through January 2. This year's Jungle Bells proudly supported by California Coast Credit Union brings the return of Aurora--a magical and spectacular experience with lights, 3D projec-
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the Chappy decided to take up a collection so that crewmen could send Christmas gifts home to their kids and loved ones.
Chappy collected five bucks from dads, husbands, and sons aboard. The men picked out gifts from the Macy’s catalog. Fathers selected Tinkertoys, toy pianos, dresses, dolls, Goldenbooks, and Louisville Sluggers. Others selected gifts for their wives. The Chappy crammed the cash into a shoebox and typed a letter to Macy’s Department Store, begging Macy’s to deliver these gifts to the respective addresses enclosed:
“Dear Sir,” he began, “we realize that we are asking a great deal but... You will be adding greatly to the happiness of our children and to our own Christmas joy out here in one of the war zones.”
When the letter made it to Macy’s, employees took turns reading the note. By the time the note made it to company headquarters, the paper was already stained with tears and snot. Macy’s employees wrapped 729 gifts, and delivered them all over the U.S. When their task was fin-
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Mayor’s and Council Seats Up for Election in 2022
Current Candidates for 2022 Mayor and City Council Election for North County Cities
Escondido Mayor, Paul McNamara, incumbent, Dane White City Council: District 1 - Consuelo Martinez District 3 - Tina Inscoe, Jeff Epp San Marcos: Mayor: Rebecca Jones, incumbent, & Randy Walton City Council – District 2 – Jay Petrek District 4 – Ed Musgrove
Vista Mayor – (Present Mayor, Judy Ritter, is retiring) John Franklin & Cipriano Vargas City Council – District 4 – Vicente Hinojosa III, Armen Kurdian and Daniel O’Donnell Oceanside City Council – District 1 – Andrew Andrioff, Kori Jensen, Eric Joyce, David Turgeon District 2 – Fernando Garcia & Christopher Rodriguez
Carlsbad Mayor – Keith Blackburn & Corinne Schumacher City Council – District 1 – Tracy Carmichael, Monica Merrill, Wesley Oksanen District 3 – Priya Bhat-Patel & Ray Pearson Major Injury Accident
On December 15, 2021, Sheriff’s
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officials said a man tried to kidnap a middle school girl Monday in Vista.
The girl, a student at Oceanside’s Roosevelt Middle School, told sheriff’s deputies that the man approached her around 8:30 Monday morning as she walked toward a bus stop on a residential street in Vista, sheriff’s Lt. Dave Buether said in a news release. According to the girl, she was walking on West Los Angeles Drive near Georgia Lane when a white van with no license plates passed her and then made a U-turn, Buether said. A passenger in the van got out and told her in Spanish to get inside the van. “He then grabbed the girl by her backpack and shoulder,” Buether said in the news release. “She says she was able to escape by striking the man with her elbow.”
The girl ran to the bus stop while the man got back in the van and the driver took off, according to the lieutenant. The girl described the would-be kidnapper as a Hispanic man with a thin build and short, spiky brown hair. He wore black sunglasses and a black scarf or mask covering his mouth and nose, as well as black jeans and a black sweatshirt.. The girl was unable to provide a description of the van’s driver.
Anyone who has more information about the Monday morning incident was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line
seat shoud he be elected. •••• Son, Kenny, and dear old dad, took my ex-wife, Mary, out to celebrate her birthday last Wednesday, December 15th.
Mary, who was born in Scotland, was one of those babies born so close to Christmas that they somehow always seem to get short changed in the gift department . . “Here’s a lovely gift for both your birthday and Christmas!”
Man About Town
Interesting political news: Retired Escondido City Manager, Jeff Epp, plans to run for District 3 in the 2022 election for city council seats. The seat is presently held by Councilmember Tina Inscoe who, we hear, will likely retire and support Epp’s candidacy.
Political pundits are already saying that Epp is a lock to win the election given his many years of having served the city of Escondido as its long-time City Attorney, and, more recently its City Manager. He knows the office routines and procedures, knows and has the support of city staff, has a good working relationship with the rest of the city council as well as current Mayour Paul “Mac” McNamara.
Meanwhile, in Visa, Mayor Judy Ritter is retiring and one of the chief candidates to replace her as Mayor is John Frankling, current city council member who was just named as Deputy Mayor. That would seem to be a good grooming position for the Mayor’s
On this evening Mary got all dolled up in a beautiful red dress, brand new shoes, carefully coiffed hair and a great big sparkle in her eyes and a happy smile.
As always, we were delighted with an oustanding meal at Dominic’s the Italian Gourmet Restaurant at 113 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido. We were served by the amazing Michelle . . and we all left the restaurant with our appetites more than satisfied, and savoring both the memories of the meal, the fine wines, and the superb German Chocolate cake which Dominic’s presented us with. Chocolate cake, chocolate sauce, fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, who could ask for more? Delish!
If you have an event to celebrate, let me recommend Dominic’s most highly. They really know how to entertain and serve you! •••• This past Saturday I showed up with my fellow Kiwanians (of Escondido) at Walmart on Grand Avenue for the annual “Ringing of the Bells” for the Salvation Army.
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at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Plane of Missing WWII Escondido pilot My Have Been Found
On Dec. 17, 1944, U.S. Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Elwood “Woody” Lawson of Escondido flew his P-47 Thunderbolt out of Pisa, Italy, on an early-morning bombing run with three of his squadron mates from the 350th Fighter Group. Twentyfive minutes later, the 22-year-old airman disappeared from the sky without a trace and was eventually declared killed in action over the Ligurian Sea.
Now, an Italian aeronautic researcher, Claudio Mischi, 60, of Mantua, Italy, has spent the past 19 months conducting interviews and collecting historical and family information and has completed a report on what he believes happened to Lawson that cloudy December morning, and where he believes Lawson’s plane — along with the flyer’s remains — now rests on the seabed, just off the coast of La Spezia, Italy. For the past 20 years, Mischi has been researching World War II aircraft and writing about Allied pilots who died in air battles over Northern Italy during World War II. Lawson is believed to have gone down with his plane in the sea. Lawson was a junior pilot on only his 13th mission that day. Besides his inexperience, he was in the most dangerous position, flying fourth in the formation. I had taken note of the recent chilly mornings and opted to bundle up with some nice warm, woolen, men’s lounging trousers, a nice warm, jacket . . and I was ready to face the cold, cold mornings of an Escondido winter. Well, phooey!
It was a fairly warm morning and here I was, dressed like Nanook of the North. After sweltering for about a half hour I removed my jacket and got real.
My fellow Kiwanians, Arie De Jong, Kevin Camperell, Jim MacIsaac, and Arie’s nephew, Mark Gailey, rang the bells for all we were worth for the one hour shift (10am to 11am).
I don’t know the dollar amount yet but I can say we had very generous donors who put lots of money in the red kettle.
I was surprsied we didn’t have more people, though, particularly kids. For me the real fun part of ringing the bells is the interaction with the shoppers and particularly chatting with the children. Of course, the Greeter of all Greeters is Arie De Jong. The man never met a stranger . . he greeted every shopper with a great big smile, inquired as to their welfare, engaged them in conversation, and usually made a new friend.
He’s a mighty special guy. Very successful businessman but still very humble and dedicated to his famiily and his community. •••• This edition of The Paper comes just before Christmas Eve, tomorrow night, and Christmas Day, Saturday. We’ve
Letters to the Editor A Tom Morrow Fan
Tom Morrow’s column is always worth the price we pay for “The Paper.” The review of Bucky O’Neill’s life in the December 9th edition was well documented and interesting! Nice work Mr. Morrow! deserve a raise!
/s/ Royce Moore Escondido, Ca.
Kent Ballard Remembered
Lyle . . .
"Blind Hill" is part of a triptych of Kent stories that are most memorable "Blind Hill" for parental emotion, "First Flight" for nostalgia and the one about the burning trailer that is pure artistic surrealism fueled by Kent's bipolar low after the suicide of his daughter. Kent had flashes of pure genius. We should always keep him alive. /s/ Paul (Van Middlesworth, owner of The Computer Factory, and longtime pal of the late Kent Ballard. Paul and his wife, Nome, who are from Indiana, journeyed to the Ballard estate and met Kent and his wife, Tess. He was truly a great writer, an amazing character, and we miss his vivid wordsmithery).
sptent 22 years at the helm of The Paper and my partner, Evelyn Madison, and I would liket to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas.
We’ve had a couple of very troubling years lately . . dealing with the pandemic as well as internationaal events that have caused a lot of pain, suffering, and death . . . but we’re still here . . . and we, somewhow, will all survive.
Here’s hoping that this Christmas marks the beginning of a long road back to something that might, just might, resemble normalcy. From all of us that make up The Paper, to all of you, who keep us scribbling, we wish you and your family a very, very, Merry Christmas! Hugs!
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Williamson, served in the Regiment’s 1st Battalion and went to France, entering the Western Front trenches in the Ypres Salient where he would later witness (and took part) in the Christmas Truce between his own British forces and German troops. (Weeks later, in January of 1915, Williamson was relieved from the winter trench warfare when he came down with ‘trench foot’ and dysentery. He was evacuated back to England, but, he never forgot that most unexpected Christmas Miracle which transpired in the middle of “No Man’s Land.”)
SIR EDWARD HAMILTON WESTROW HULSE (1889-1915). British officer, Sir Hulse’s letters describing the Western Front Christmas Truce were published as a collection after his death. It remains, today, as well-documented actual witness accounts of a ‘miracle’ that seemed even beyond the comprehension of its participants who lived it. Hulse would never recover from the unexpected shock of witnessing and living the Christmas Miracle, as he described it: “Every sort of souvenir was exchanged (between the enemies outside their respective trenches), photos of families shown etc. It was absolutely astounding, and if I had seen it on (a newsreel) film, I should have sworn that it was faked!” There would be a congenial exchange of British cigarettes and German cigars. The entire peaceful ordeal and goodwill towards erstwhile enemies, all taking place on a bloody battlefield still strewn with dead bodies, seemed too much for the human mind to process: “I saw to my amazement, not only a crowd of about 150 British and Germans in front of my lines, but six or seven such crowds (of British and German soldiers) all the way down, extending toward the 8th Division on our right!” (Sir Edward Hulse’s name can be viewed today on the Salisbury War Memorial in Wiltshire, England. Hulse’s remarkable participation in the ‘miracle truce’ has been re-told in a variety of world publications, including America’s Reader’s Digest (1930 issue, as well as subsequent issues)). UNUSUAL TRUCE EPISODES. The Christmas truce occurred in different sections along the Western Front Lines, on different dates ranging from December 23, 24, and on Christmas day. Scholars today debate on the veracity of organized football (soccer) matches and Christmas trees shared amongst opposing sides. Such accounts are (mostly) scrutinized as being overly embellished accounts, although such reenactments will, no doubt, continue with a “life of their own” as portrayed by numerous movies, fictitious TV dramatizations and pageant plays. One account mentions a British soldier having his hair cut by a pre-war German barber. Another episode recounts a pig roast between enemy camps and organized soccer matches and decorations of Christmas trees. Contrary to popular legend, there is little to confirm such events. As some World War I scholars point out: “The majority of the famous 1914 Christmas Day football matches, it appears, were either third-hand accounts based upon
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rumors or games that never happened.” One such historian, Dr. Iain Adams of the University of Kent, England, has offered authoritative comment about the First World War truce football activity for newspapers and websites across the world, including the United States, Canada, Pakistan, Poland and Germany.
Dr. Adams believes Christmas truce football matches have been “romanticized” and were not the organized games many believed them to have been, but there may have been a few soldiers that participated in a kickabout.
According to Dr. Adams: “In some places I have no doubt at all that they played football on Christmas Day (1914) but it was not a football match. I suspect what happened in two or three places was the lads would start kicking a can about and someone would have brought a football so in two or three places a real football would have been used.” Adams points to several examples of soldiers describing “football substitutes.” One WWI participant described “a cap-comforter stuffed with straw,” while another soldier explained, “Some of our boys tied up a sandbag and used it as a football.” Other descriptions tell of “made-up footballs” such as a “bully-beef tin.” FACTUAL ACCOUNTS. The socalled Christmas Miracle Truce was widespread along the front lines (but not universal). Evidence reveals that in many segments along the Western Front lines, hostilities continued without cessation. Sadly, in at least two ‘truce attempts’ soldiers attempting to fraternize with the enemy during the Christmas season by peacefully leaving their trenches unarmed, were shot by opposing sides.
However, a miraculous truce did prevail in widespread fashion involving an estimated 100,000 troops on opposing sides along various routes. In some areas, hostilities returned later that same day. And in other places, hostilities stopped until after New Year’s Day. According to the Associated Press, the last surviving male veteran from the Christmas Truce of 1914 was Alfred Anderson who passed away in 2005 at the great age of 109. Only 18-years-old at the time, British Black Watch regiment soldier Anderson recalled: “The eerie sound of silence” when shooting stopped during the Christmas Truce of World War I. He remembers how it all began: “All I heard for two months in the trenches was the hissing, cracking and whining of bullets in flight, machine-gun fire and distant German voices.” Anderson was in a French farmhouse behind the front lines. Then suddenly, it all happened.
“But then, there was a dead silence that next morning, right across the land as far as you could see. We shouted ‘Merry Christmas,’ even though nobody felt merry.” But then it all changed. It was like a miraculous dream when peace and goodwill among men truly prevailed. Anderson recalled British and German troops swapping cigarettes and even singing Christmas carols together. But then, the silence ended. After all, this was war forced upon combatants by respective nations. Anderson sadly reminisced:
“The silence ended early in the afternoon and the killing started again. It was a short peace in a terrible war.”
Indeed, it was a terrible war, one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race with over 16-million people left dead. Total number of both military and civilian casualties is, of course, much higher.
GENERALS WERE HATED, AS THEY WANTED FIGHTING TO RESUME. The unrehearsed spontaneity of the Christmas Truces begat by ordinary men in savage combat, needs no additional embellishments or passionate exaggeration. The very fact that this humane truce transpired at all, involving an estimated 100,000 combatants, along a most treacherous and deadly terrain spanning 440 miles from the North Sea to the Swiss frontier with France – is in itself, a most fantastic occurrence by any measure. The high commands on both the British and German sides ordered the fighting to resume and called for the peaceful armistice initiated by their own soldiers to abruptly end. As such, the generals on both sides were hated by their respective regiments.
Sergeant George Ashurst (18951988), member of the British Army remembered how the generals on both sides of the conflict were hated because they wanted the miraculous Christmas Truce to end: “We got orders that came down the trench, ‘Get back in your trenches, every man!’ The generals behind must’ve seen it (the truce camaraderie between the British and Germans) and got a bit suspicious so what they did, they gave orders for a battery of guns behind us to fire, and a machine gun open-fired and officers fired their revolvers at the Jerries (Jerry or Jerries was a slang for Germans). ‘Course that started the war again. Ooh, we were cursing the generals to hell! We hated the sight of the bloody generals!” TRENCH BACKGROUND COMMENTARY. 107 years ago, on a cold, miserably wet day leading up to the ‘Miraculous Christmas Truce’ in December of 1914, human conditions were horrible. Trenches were awash with slimy mud creating cakes of soggy mess everywhere. Trenchrelated diseases were rampant. Trench foot was caused by standing in water and mud for long periods of time causing the person to lose blood circulation. In some grisly cases, soldiers’ socks started to grow onto their feet. In severe cases, the soldier’s foot would have to be amputated.
Trench fever was another most unpleasant disease caused by body lice. The lice would live on the soldiers as parasites, causing trench fever which was highly contagious and was passed between soldiers. Aside from fever, severe headaches, and aching muscles, there were also eruptions on the skin in the form of open sores. It was a painful disease that took up to 12 weeks before improvement was noticed. It often struck more than once. Shell shock was a relatively new ill-
ness caused by modern day weapons during World War I. It was not a physical, but a mental illness. The constant noise and explosions along with the fear and danger which went along with it, caused soldiers to act strangely and unable to focus and follow commands or perform duties properly. Doctors at the time did not fully understand shell shock.
Against these miserable and deadly surroundings, there emerged an historic armistice between combatants that unexpectedly arose out of the debris of cold corpses and relentless bloodshed. From this most unlikely God-forsaken “No Man’s Land” where hate and revenge festered to an imaginable evil pitch, somehow – a flower of love and compassion dared blossom. As described by TIME Magazine writer Naina Bajerkal: “On a crisp, clear morning, thousands of British, Belgian, and French soldiers put down their rifles, stepped out of their trenches and spent Christmas mingling with their German enemies along the Western Front. In the 100-plus years since, the event has been seen as a kind of miracle.” There is simply no other way it can be explained. Except “miraculous” in a human arena otherwise completely void of love and compassion. Pvt. Albert William Moran (18071996) of the Second Queens Regiment during the Christmas Truce of World War I said: “It was a beautiful moonlit night, frost on the ground, while almost everywhere; and about seven or eight in the evening there was a lot of commotion in the German trenches and there were these lights – I don’t know what they were. And then then sang “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht” in German). I shall never forget it. It was one of the highlights of my life. I thought, what a beautiful tune.” Graham Williams of the Fifth London Rifle Brigade was also there and describes it in his own words: “First the Germans would sing one of their carols and then we would sing one of ours, until when we started up ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ the Germans immediately joined in singing the same hymn to the Latin words ‘Adeste Fideles.’ And I thought, well, this is really a most extraordinary thing – two nations both singing the same carol in the middle of a war!” The Christmas truce also allowed both sides to bury their dead comrades, whose bodies had lain for weeks on the ground between opposing trenches, known as No Man’s Land.
IT MAY NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ON THIS SCALE. Historian Taff Gillingham, who has researched military history of the 20th century and has built replica trenches that are now used by TV and film companies, is keen to emphasize the importance of the conflict and the impact it had on world history. Gillingham holds the staunch opinion that the WWI Christmas truce is particularly noteworthy because he believes it could never happen in any other year. “A year later virtually everyone who had joined the army had joined just to kill Germans,
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so there’s no appetite for a truce, so it doesn’t happen again,” states Gillingham. Adding to Gillingham’s assessment of the event not happening again are the newly-installed laws of warfare: In future years, commanding officers cracked down on fraternizing with the enemy, and anyone caught extending the hand of friendship would be sent to a court-martial review board and disciplined. A few months later, many of the troops in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment lost their lives at the Battle of Ypres, when the Germans used poison gas for the first time. Such a deadly and unforgivable weapon would change the face of war. “There would be no other festive armistice; no more sport played across battle lines.” In later years, on Easter of 1915, there were recorded instances of truces between Orthodox troops of opposing sides on the Eastern Front (not on the Western Front). And in December of 1916 and 1917, German overtures to the British for truces were recorded without any success. In some French sectors, singing and an exchange of thrown gifts was occasionally recorded.
But never again will such a miraculous event happen on this scale as it did in 1914, say the most noted authorities on the subject. Just how widespread the “Miracle Truce” was is difficult to assess. The most detailed accepted evaluation was made by Malcolm Brown of Britain’s Imperial War Museums: “The great Christmas ‘miracle truce’ extended along at least twothirds of British-held trench line that scarred southern Belgium.” It involved 100,000 combatants along the Western Front Line spanning 440 miles from the North Sea to the Swiss Frontier with France. By all historical viewpoints, it was a most towering event in the annals of modern warfare, moving even the normally stoic Wall Street Journal to even acquiesce: “What appears from the winter fog and misery is a Christmas story, a fine Christmas story that is, in truth, the most faded and tattered of adjectives: inspiring!”
SUMMATION. It has been 107 years since that hallmark Christmas truce. As we move closer to a newborn year of 2022, it is fitting to reflect back on what Benjamin Franklin once penned: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.”
I wish to thank all of you, here and across America who read The Paper online. I thank you for your countless letters and phone calls expressing your love and support, as well as your valued story ideas.
Please always remember, you’re all Americans. Be proud of that fact. There is only one of you in this entire fabric of time and cosmos. You are deeply loved and valued. God bless you, each and every one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Fentanyl Trafficking is Out of Control
According to the CDC, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in April, 2021. That’s a new record, exceeding the previous record of 93,331 in 2020. That is not acceptable. Much of this increase is driven by Fentanyl, a drug similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent.
Treating drug-addicted persons can break the cycle of dependency for many, and can significantly reduce overall crime rates and recidivism. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 653, which recently became law, to support Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for persons incarcerated in county jails and under community supervision. While effective, treatment is just one tool. Those trafficking in poisons like fentanyl need to face severe legal consequences. Over the past several years, legislation has been repeatedly introduced in both the Assembly and Senate to crack down on drug trafficking. The bills would have substantially increased penalties, including imprisonment in county jails for up to 13 years. Other legislation would have allowed a manufacturer or distributor of controlled substances, including fentanyl, to
be charged with voluntary manslaughter or murder, if trafficking resulted in death.
One of my bills, AB 3105, made trafficking a detectable amount of fentanyl subject to life imprisonment without possibility of parole (depending on circumstances) if a death or great bodily injury resulted from use of the drug. But AB 1305, like most recent legislation to increase penalties for drug trafficking, failed in the Public Safety Committee. While Sacramento legislators seem to agree that those addicted to fentanyl and other substances should receive treatment, the majority can’t bring themselves to increase penalties for the drug dealers responsible for so much death and devastation. That must change.
For more information and resources on the fentanyl crisis, please visit: https://www.dea.gov/resources/fac ts-about-fentanyl
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
I’m focused on reflection and gratitude this holiday season. As I reflect on the changes brought in 2020 and 2021, there’s a lot I’ve missed in light of our new normal. I’ve missed going out to our different communities in District 5 and interacting with all of our wonderful constituents. While we’ve returned to some normal activities, it’s still not feeling entirely the same. I am grateful, because this year we’ve been able to hold some of revtalization meetings in person, I’ve attended numerous Christmas parades and lighting of Christmas trees. Last year was hard, but it feels like we are making progress. One of the biggest things I’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, is not to take the small things for granted. Three years ago, we were having a holiday open house in my Vista office with constituents coming together and spending time with our District 5 team. Last year, we weren’t able to have a similar event, but this year we had a wonderful Holiday Open House!
Politics in 2021 were inescapable for most of us. This is the perfect time of year to set our differences
aside and come together. In the coming year, while COVID will surely still be prevalent, I’m going to get back to basics of County government for the people of North County. Safe communities, quality roads and infrastructure, addressing homelessness, mental health and addiction for families and those who can’t help themselves, protecting taxpayers…we will continue to work for the people of North County! Merry Christmas to all. I can’t wait for the new year. I can’t wait to see everyone out in our community, and I can’t wait to see you, in person,
North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov
The Paper PROBLEM SOLVED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
Q: My wife and I flew our first flight with Breeze Airways from Hartford to Charleston, SC, recently. When we arrived at the Charleston airport for our return flight, the airport monitors and the Breeze app on my phone showed the flight delayed, with the gate to be announced. We went to Terminal B to get something to eat and I tried to contact the airline. I received an automatic reply saying Breeze was "experiencing high volumes." About half an hour later, I received a reply saying the flight had already departed and in fact left on time. Our only options were to book the next Breeze flight back to Hartford three days later, fly to another city, or get back to Hartford at our own expense. We picked the least of those unattractive options and chose to fly Breeze to Providence and then rented a car to drive to Hartford. I see several points of failure causing our issue.
First, the Breeze app and Charleston TV monitors failed miserably by not displaying current information.
Second, the gentleman who checked our bag failed to inform the gate agent that we were on-site and could have been located fairly easily in the small confines of the Charleston airport. Third, we learned later that the announcement to find us only went in Terminal A and not to Terminal B, a short walk away, where we had innocently sat down to eat during our waiting time. In a smallish airport like Charleston, I see no reason for the announcement not being made in both terminals.
I spent several years managing customer experience for a Fortune 20 company and genuinely hope Breeze will look into these human and systematic glitches to prevent future customers from having our frustrations. I believe Breeze should reimburse us for the $175 rental car. Breeze offered us $100 of Breeze points but its agent didn't seem empowered to offer more or address the underlying issues. Can you help? -- Joe Herman, Boston A: Breeze should have found you in the terminal -- or at least texted you before your departure -- and gotten you on your flight. And while it isn't legally obligated to help you, it shouldn't have blown you off.
Your case is a reminder that airline notification systems are imperfect. Flight schedules can change, and then change back, at a moment's notice -- and sometimes without any notice. If you're waiting for a flight, stay close to your gate.
Breeze is a new airline that prides itself on fast and efficient customer service, and above all, on "niceness." But being a new airline, it is also
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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
Q: Uber charged me for two trips from Katy, Tex., to Houston that I didn't take. The charges were both for $87 with a $60 tip, for a total of $295. I immediately contacted both Uber and my credit card company. Uber only credited one charge of $87 and claimed I made that reservation from my phone. So I’m responsible for $207. Uber says a fraud specialist reviewed my case. I haven't been to Katy. I'm certainly not going on any joyrides to Houston at 1:29 a.m. and 3:16 a.m., which is when these rides were taken.
My Bank of America credit card company said Uber claims I made the trips. I disputed the charges, but Bank of America sided with Uber.
Please help. I feel I did everything correctly by canceling my credit card and contacting both companies the day it happened. This is theft. -- TJ Cain, Mount Pleasant, Tex. A: Uber shouldn't charge you for rides you never ordered or used. And by the way, your bank should have sided with you in this dispute -- but you already knew that. Uber doesn't seem to be that great with geography. You live in Mount Pleasant, which is just outside of Dallas and more than a four-hour drive from Katy. As you say, you were nowhere near Katy and didn't have a pattern of hailing earlymorning rides, so this should be an open-and-shut case for both Uber and Bank of America. Someone accessed your Uber account and ordered these rides fraudulently.
I think the real tip-off that this was bogus was the two $60 tips. I mean, I've heard of generous tipping, but these tips are over the top. Come on! A 1:29 a.m. pickup with an oversize gratuity? That looks wrong. Someone at Uber should have immediately flagged this transaction and frozen the account. You followed all the correct procedures to fix this. You canceled your Bank of America card and contacted Uber immediately. I see you also established a paper trail via the Uber chat app. That's excellent because you can prove that you tried to fix this immediately. Guilty people don't typically take those kinds of steps after committing a crime. I publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/uber/">Uber executive contacts</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You might have reached out to one of them to appeal this rejection.
It looks as if someone may have hacked into your Uber account. There's no way to know how some-
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December 23, 2021
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
How’s this for Nostalgia?
As this year is near its end, it might entertain, possibly depress as I take a look back at the many items, occasions, and subjects encountered over the past eight decades. When you reach that momentous eighth set of 10 year periods you must remember that it’s okay to doze off in front of the TV. Speaking of which, do you remember when it took at least two to three minutes for the TV to warm up? How many of you sat watching the test pattern before the day’s programming began? Or watched the Air Force fly-bys as the “Star Spangled Banner” was played to end the day’s programming?
In Middle-West America Dad always left the keys to the family car in the ignition. Car doors were never locked, and even some family homes were unlocked. As hard as that might be to believe, people trusted each other. This lasted until the mid-sixties … everything in America seemed to change after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and we went to war in Vietnam. Nothing has ever been that trusting among citizens since. Often common attitudes when minor theft did take place: “Well, they probably needed it worse than me. Nobody owned a purebred dog.
As a child, a quarter was a decent allowance … and, up until 1964, that coin was made with real Silver! You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a one-cent coin checking to see if it was a collectable “1943” penny!
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces. You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking … all for free every time you filled up. If you bought premium (also known as “Ethel”) you got your floor boards swept out with a small whisk broom. If your tires needed a check, you didn't pay for any pumped air. And sometime you got trading stamps. Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or sometimes towels were included inside the box. For us kids Cracker Jacks always had a prize.
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents. But it was hard on Dad’s wallet. Hamburgers were .15 cents, tenderloin sandwiches were a quarter, and a blue-plate special was between .50 cents to 75 cents depending upon the menu. To drink? Coffee was a nickel and a bottle of Coke (in Iowa) was six-cents. At school, being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you the evening at home. Teachers threatened to keep kids back a grade if they were failing ...and they did it! When a ‘57 Chevy was everyone's dream car .. to cruise, peel out, lay rubber, go to the drive-in movies with your steady date … girls usually rode through the gate in the trunk, that way you could afford two (2) bags of popcorn. You always knew the changes of seasons: Spring had fresh air and the croaking of frogs; Summer was hot and sticky; Fall brought the turning of leaves and the smell they made as Dad raked them up and burned them; Winter came along with the first frost. You knew the ground would be frozen soon after. During those carefree summer months, lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a ...”
Playing softball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game. Most of us kids were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of driveby shootings, drugs, gangs, it was for fear of getting polio or the Russians dropping “the bomb.” Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat, but we survived because their love was greater than the threat of being crippled or consumed by atomic bombs. The Russians were really no problem because we knew how to dive under our desk and cover our heads.
Do you remember a time when decisions among friends were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'? Consumables from the drug store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger. Home milk delivery was in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers, newsreels were shown before the movie, telephone numbers had a word prefix...(Blackburn 5-2857). Or, some of us remember when there were just 4 numbers with no word prefix and nearly everyone had a party line. Like postage Zip Codes, area codes were futuristic.
A question of “race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace and share it with the children of today? Didn't that feel good just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember those days!”
Next week: A few more memories for your enjoyment and your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids edification. Pass these on to the younger people you known.
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The woman I was talking to said that she was the only pharmacist as she and her sister owned the store, and there were no male employees. She then asked if she could help me. I said that I would prefer to speak to a male pharmacist.
The lady pharmacist assured me that she was completely professional and whatever it was that I needed to discuss, I could be confident that she would treat me with a high level of professionalism.
I reluctantly agreed and began by saying: “This is tough for me to discuss, but I get erections every day that last more than four hours. It causes me a lot of problems and severe embarrassment and I was wondering what you could give me for it?” The pharmacist said, "Just a minute, I'll talk to my sister".
When she returned, she said, “We discussed it at length and this is the absolute best we can do: ...1/3 ownership in the store, ...a company pickup truck, ...a king size bed, and ...$3,000 a month in living expenses" I hate it when I think I’m buying ORGANIC and when I get home I find they’re just regular donuts. CHRISTMAS EATING TIPS
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas! 3 . If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat. 4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission. 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog. 7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table,
like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again. 8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day? 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost.. I mean, have some standards. 10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, glass of wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!" Have a great Christmas season!
I helped a poor little old lady across the street this morning. At least I think she was poor. She only had a dollar in her purse. And that was work, let me tell you!
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She didn't really want to cross the street. But I made it across with her. Never knew women cussed like that.
Just a holiday tip from me . . . for those of you who like Eggs Benedict, I suggest that the next time you have them, try serving them on a chrome plate. I've been told- "There's no plates like chrome for the hollandaise." A True Fairy Tale:
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?' The girl Said, 'NO!'
And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted. The end
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones Holiday tree recycling
Did you know that holiday trees cause about 200 fires annually that result in injuries and millions of dollars in property damage? Keep your home and family safe by properly disposing of old holiday trees. Although trees are biodegradable, don’t let their life go to waste. Recycled trees can be repurposed for bark chips, mulch and more. To ensure your tree lives on, take advantage of EDCO Disposal’s holiday tree collection program.
EDCO customers can place holiday trees in their green waste container on their regular collection day during the two weeks after Christmas, Dec. 27 through Jan. 7, at no extra charge. The stand, decorations and all the trimming must be removed. Please place cut trees in your designated yard waste recycling container(s) with the lid closed. Here’s to wishing San Marcos a fun and safe holiday season! Learn more information about tree and holiday recycling by calling (760) 744-2700 or visiting san-marcos.edcodisposal.com.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Reflectin g on my Blessings and our Commun ity
This is a good time of year to reflect on my blessings and how grateful I am for family, friends, and the opportunity to live in our beautiful city. I am also thankful for the residents, businesses and community organizations that make Vista so unique. It is you, our residents, who make this city what it is today.
Best wishes for a joyous holiday! During this time of year, many residents ask how to dispose of Christmas trees. The City’s residential EDCO customers may place their Christmas trees curbside on their regular collection day at no extra charge. There are also several drop off locations around town. Check online at CityofVista.com or call 760.727.1600 for details about the Christmas tree collections.
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COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program, Through Jan. 31, Oceanside - As part of its ARPA spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million for grants to local nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. To qualify, an applicant must be an Oceanside-based, taxexempt, charitable organization in good standing. Grants will be awarded in two categories: $1,000 to $5,000 to offset revenue losses and $5,000 to $50,000 for specific programs to help address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19.
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ished, Macy’s sent a return package back to the North Carolina. Inside the package was an unexpected gift.
Chappy removed the gift from the parcel. It was a tin film-reel canister. “Merry Christmas,” the attached note read. That night the Christmas show was a big hit. The band played Cole Porter tunes. Men passed around hip flasks and laughed at the ribald jokes told by hack comedians.
Everyone sang along with Christmas carols. Everyone shouted. Everyone was filled with Christmas cheer. Some were filled with so much cheer they puked cheer all over their shoes.
And when two extremely hairy sailors did a striptease with blond wigs made from old mops, wearing eye makeup that brought to mind blowtorched crayons, everyone howled with laughter. You had to be there.
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
We are in the holiday season. I read somewhere that December had 14 religious holidays. And while I don’t know them all, I do know that those holidays all celebrate some of the best values of our human spirit. I would like to share with you some thoughts on what this season means to me both as an individual and as a mayor.
Like many of you, I grew up celebrating the Christmas traditions. For those of you who are familiar, Christmas is a time of hope and the celebration of a promise. While I liked the tree and all the associated lights and the excitement of a present, my parents always made sure I remembered and thought about the values that Christmas teaches. And that stuck with me. The holiday is still a time for personal pause and reflection.
As the mayor, it seems as though the holiday is supercharged because it is not only an honor to serve the people but a responsibility. How does one apply the values of goodwill that Christmas vouchsafed to us, to everyone. While some decisions are easy others are not. And while it is easy to say to make the decision in the best interest of the community, it is not always that easy to do.
I sincerely wish you the best for this holiday season and encourage you to remember its meaning and use those good values in your daily life. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac
Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido firstname.lastname@example.org
Then it was Chappy’s turn to take the stage. Chappy approached the microphone and cleared his throat. He began by wishing everyone a merry Christmas. The reply was over two thousand voices in unison. “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”
The Chappy explained that the gifts back home had all been delivered, courtesy of Macy’s. Uproarious applause.
Chappy then told the men that Macy’s had sent an unexpected gift in return. He asked the stage hands to dim the lights. A white projection screen was unfurled. A film projector began flickering softly. The band played “Silent Night” quietly. On the screen was the black-andwhite image of a beautiful young woman holding a baby, waving animatedly at the camera. She wore a long dress, and her hair was flawless.
The lone voice came from the audience. “Oh my God! That’s my Ella! That’s my wife! I miss you, baby!” More images graced the screen.
More wives. More babies. More scenes from the homefront.
A slender woman, rocking a newborn, smiling at the camera. Waving. The image of a freckled little girl, missing her front teeth, waving hard enough to break her arm.
A 5-year-old boy and his mother posing before a Christmas tree, blowing kisses to the lens. This went on half the night.
When the film finished, the South Pacific was filled with the sounds of noses blowing, men sniffing, and weeping. Chappy explained to the men that Macy’s had tracked down their families and filmed hundreds of wives and children, all waving to Daddy. Then the chaplain probably said a prayer because, you know, Lutherans...
The men watched the film again. And again. They watched it until the projector began to overheat. And now you know why I like shopping at Macy’s.
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we use “identity” to make assumptions about individuals that reach outside their shared “identity,” we are prone to error. Being part of an “identity group” only means that you have some common bond with others in the “identity”. It should not presume group characteristics outside the narrow range of those that define the “group
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“Is Racism the real problem in America today?”
If you’re reading this column, you’re a member of an “identity group” AKA “Readers of The Paper.” You are likely to be over 50, financially stable and above average intelligence. In addition to being “The Paper Readers” you are no doubt associated with several other “identity groups”. You might also be a Native American, Golfer. African American, alcoholic, LBGTQ, mud ugly, overweight, Muslim, white, Rotarian, redhead, veteran, woman, Raiders fan, or a Marlboro smoker. There is nothing about you being a “Reader of the Paper” that precludes your being a member of any other “Identity group”. We never run out of ways to group or categorize people based on shared characteristics. “Identity” grouping is purposeful when it serves as a short cut to providing valid information. When
We all have opinions and beliefs that transcend the narrow confines of any “identity group” with which we may be associated. We are individuals and assumptions concerning our biases and beliefs do not necessarily align with others or even a majority of those in our “identity” classification. If you are a teacher, Hollywood actor or African American there is a 90% chance that you register to vote as a Democrat. But that does not completely define your beliefs and values. Your allegiance to a political party or “Identity group” may indeed be influenced far more strongly by tradition, circumstances or peer pressure than by your actual belief system. The assumption that racial or ethnic identities are homogenous in their beliefs and attitudes is one of today’s greatest fallacies. Waves of European immigrants came to Eastern America in the nineteenth and early 20th centuries. Irish, Poles, Italians, Dutch and Scandinavians each took their turn. Initially they settled together in “ghettoes” to preserve their language and culture and to insulate themselves against ridicule and prejudice from established Americans. On the West coast Chinese and Hispanic populations followed similar patterns. On both coasts, a couple of generations after arriving, these immigrant populations largely merged into mainstream American Culture enriching it with traditions and customs from their homeland.
The Appraiser’s Corner Ice Hockey
Very few people can doubt the fact that the sport of ice hockey is an extremely popular sport across the world. It is so popular that it is credited with being the national sport of Canada, and the medal play in the Winter Olympics is truly a highlight of those games every four years. Although the sport had risen to astounding heights in Canada, the sport has not yet reached the same level in America, despite the fact that the majority of the National Hockey League teams are based in the United States. Despite all the folklore about playing hockey on frozen ponds, there is doubt as to where and how ice hockey, one of the world’s most played sport, actually got started.
The simple answer is that nobody really knows how the sport got started. Some historians track hockey to an Irish game known as hurley. Other people say that ice hockey was derived from lacrosse, that was played by the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia. Still others place Northern Europe as its birthplace. Thus, there is no definitive answer as to its origins, at least up to the mid-1800s. It was at that time that ice hockey, as we know it today, took shape,
and became a Canadian product. In the 1850s, the first logged ice hockey game was played, and in the 1870s, the first set of rules were written by a group of students from the prestigious McGill University in Montreal. Their rules set up the use of a puck, which replaced a ball. In 1880, the first amateur hockey league was established. Its popularity in Canada was well rooted before the sport finally debuted in the United States around 1893. Ice hockey does have the oldest sports trophy in Northern America, the Stanley Cup. The Governor General of Canada originally presented a perpetual trophy to the top hockey team. The name of the Governor General was Lord Stanley of Preston at the time, and the trophy became known at the Stanley Cup.
Most of the original principles of the game have stayed pretty much intact. However, the number of players from a team on the ice has changed from nine to the presentday six. Through the years there have been several different leagues. The two best known are the National Hockey Association, which found in 1909, and of course, the National Hockey League, formed in 1917. Actually, American teams first became part of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1924. It appears that the NHL is
By far the largest of all American migrations came from within. In the first half of the 20th century six million African Americans moved from the rural south into the urban Northeast. They settled the industrial heartland cities of Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Prejudice along with zoning and banking regulations restricted their access to homes outside their inner city black majority ghettoes, so they stayed developing their unique, black, inner city American sub-culture. When the Civil Rights Acts of the 50s and 60s were enacted, African Americans with the money and mobility began to exit the center city ghettoes and enter mainstream American culture. They left behind neighborhoods that were historically under policed and under regulated. White run city governments simply ignored code enforcement and criminality in African American communities, abetting the crime tolerance that infects black inner city neighborhoods and culture to this day.
Today 30% of African Americans live outside black neighborhoods. These African Americans live side by side in racially mixed neighborhoods sharing workplaces, clubs, churches, schools, shops, and recreation. We work, meet, learn, shop and play together with little racial acknowledgment or tension. But for the 70% of African Americans still living in black neighborhoods in northern cities and southern towns, life and culture are quite different. After WWII business and industry began to move away from congested northeastern urban centers shrinking employment opportunities and trapping African Americans in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods with no way out. Politicians and well meaning social activists flooded neighborhoods with
going to continue to rise and expand. Perhaps the greatest players were Wayne Gretzky, who played both in Canada and the United States, and Gordie Howe, who played for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. It is certainly one of the most bloody of all sports, especially during the time when the goalies did not wear a mask. The goalies were open targets. The goalies now need to wear a mask, but they suffered numerous injuries for many years, and most of them had multiple injuries, and multiple teeth that needed to be replaced. Sports collectors covet historical sports jerseys. As few examples sill suffice.
A 1966-67 hockey jersey of the incomparable Bobby Orr sold for over $191,000 at a Heritage auction. Orr, a defenseman, was regarded as a truly great player, one during hockey’s golden ages. Orr played most of his career playing for the Boston Bruins.
Of course, the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game was the semifinal game of the 1980 Winter Olympics. The United States, a decisive underdog, played the Russia team, while some people believe that the Russia team was one of the greatest of all time. The U.S. won, leading commentator Al Michaels to utter his famous words, as the event unfurled. Well, the uniform that USA forward Mike Eruzione wore when he scored the winning goal sold for a whopping $657,250 at
welfare programs bringing about the dissolution of the nuclear family and spurring a dramatic growth in single parent families led by “welfare mothers.” Unemployed black men, denied the opportunity to achieve their natural yearning to lead and support a family of their own, turned to less favorable alternatives. Even in the African American urban ghettos good people still vastly outnumber the bad. Strongly led maternal family heads and traditional families resist the crime and violence around them. They have always been the true victims of inner city cultural dysfunction.
Each night, safe in suburban living rooms, folks of every color watch the riots, looting, carjacking, assault, robbery and even murder on TV. Too many of the perpetrators of these crimes are African Americans and most of the locations are in center cities far from our living rooms. When we shake our heads in disgust at those performing these criminal acts, non black people aren’t making a racist judgment and our black neighbors aren’t “uncle Toms.” We are all expressing revulsion toward the act and its perpetrator and our disgust of the culture that produces such brutality. This American problem is not one of “endemic racism.” American mainstream culture is the least racist in the World. Our problem is one of inner-city, lawless, ghetto culture and the refusal of politicians and social advocates recognize this fact because it doesn’t fit their personal ambitions. Until we recognize this reality we will be unable to help the vast majority of inner city African Americans who are the true victims of this violent cultural dysfunction.
auction. In fact, an Olympic gold medal from the 1980 Olympics fetched $310,700 at auction. What an historic sports memorabilia piece. Keep in mind that not all hockey memorabilia is of jerseys. In fact, the C57 “Hockey Series” complete set went for sale of the 1912 Olympic team. The graded card set sold for $89,625.
Hockey is certainly a game for the ages. The historic jerseys and sports memorabilia are iconic. How fitting for a t r u l y g r e a t sport.
Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at Becky.CollectingWithJeff@outlook.coor at 877472-3087.
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San Diego County is a Hotspot for Wildlife - We depend on Nature; Nature depends on us. San Diego is known for its sunny beaches, but it's also home to forests, deserts, mountains, marshes, and scrublands. These diverse habitats are full of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. In fact, San Diego is a biodiversity hotspot—the most biodiverse county in the contiguous United States—and one of the most biologically rich, yet endangered, regions on the planet. Biodiversity hotspots and other ecosystems around the world rely on us to keep them in balance. In turn, our own health and well-being depend on this biodiversity for a healthy planet, and the food, water, and fresh air we need to survive. Your support fuels our comprehensive approach to conservation, recognizing that the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment are all interconnected. This work begins right here, in our own backyard, where you're saving species as iconic as our famous Southern California beaches. It's never been more important. As freeways, buildings, and people have increased across native habitats, unique local wildlife faces more challenges than ever before. With you as an ally, and with the collaboration of our partners, we're putting 105 years of expertise into action through our Southwest conservation hub. Together, we're restoring native habitats, reducing disease and other threats, reintroducing endangered species, and maintaining the delicate balance we all count on to thrive. You make it possible.
BREAKTHROUGH DISCOVERY - Your support makes crucial conservation science possible—like the recent discovery that female California condors can reproduce without any genetic input from male birds! This natural form of asexual reproduction is called parthenogenesis. Revealed through routine genetic testing of two birds in our conservation breeding program, this is the very first documented case in condors, as well as the first in any avian species where the bird had access to a mate but didn't use them to reproduce. And it all happened right here at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. There have been numerous other species that have survived here due to our conservation efforts. Some of those are listed here:
Before freeways became prominent, Southern California had open grassland for miles—and western burrowing owls were abundant. But by the 2010s, habitat loss had taken its toll and there was only a single breeding population left in the region. You're helping secure a
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bright future for these intriguing little birds! With your support, burrowing owl chicks hatched and raised at the Safari Park are reintroduced into protected areas of native habitat, restoring endangered populations as well as the ecosystem we share with them.
Monarch butterflies are legendary for their pollinating powers and aweinspiring migrations. San Diego is in a critical monarch butterfly migration corridor—and their populations have plummeted by a whopping 99%. You can help these orange-and-black icons by asking your representative to restore critical habitat, and by making a monarch habitat with milkweed and native plants in your own backyard.
Ravens thrive in urban environments. As people, parking lots, and buildings sprawl, local raven populations increase—posing a big problem for the endangered desert tortoises they prey on. Your support fuels collaborative efforts to breed this Southwest species and create safe spaces where they can thrive. Come behind the scenes to see conservation work like never before— and discover more incredible stories of the wildlife you're saving—on our brand-new podcast, Amazing Wildlife! Find it everywhere you listen to podcasts, and be sure to share your newest favorite story with us on social media. WILDLIFE HEROES - CHANGE THE WORLD. You are without a doubt our most important ally and you are vital to conservation worldwide. Your ongoing monthly support as a Wildlife Hero will make a lifesaving difference for endangered wildlife relying on us each and every day. And as a Wildlife Hero, your sustained generosity will allow us to continue conservation efforts and plan for long-term programs that save critically endangered species. Be a Hero! Your monthly gift will be put to work immediately to save, protect, and care for wildlife around the globe.
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"Write Out Loud" Accepting Submissions - "Write Out Loud" is now accepting submissions for two Student Poetry Opportunities. Write Out Loud, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for audiences of all ages, is currently seeking submissions from San Diego Students for two different Poetry opportunities. This partnership with San Diego County Office of Education and David’s Harp is intended to instill a love of poetry in our young people and give them a place to express how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic. There are free workshops available for both programs.
Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry Recitation competition provides an opportunity for HIGH SCHOOL students to memorize and recite poems with a chance to advance to
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the State and National Finals. Educators and organizations can host competitions, and students without an affiliation can compete by contacting us. Additional information on Poetry Out Loud https://writeoutloudsd.com/poetry-out-loud/ Registration deadline for schools/organizations was December 20th. Individual student deadline is January 15, 2022. Let Your Voice Be Heard Pandemic Poetry, open to all San Diego County students in grades K12, is calling for original poems that address the theme Resiliency Through and Emerging From the Pandemic. Submission and other information on Let Your Voice Be Heard Pandemic Poetry https://writeoutloudsd.com/pandemic-poetry/ Submission deadline is February 28, 2022. "Write Out Loud" Artistic Director, Veronica Murphy, shared “We are thrilled to be offering multiple opportunities for local students to explore poetry - through memorizing and reciting poems by the masters and by expressing their own voice through poetry. We hope to inspire a passion for poetry while encouraging students to access their creativity, whether for writing or reciting - and we look forward to the talent that will be revealed from our young community.”
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In reviewing your correspondence with Breeze, I felt confident that the airline would listen to you, a former customer service manager. But the back-and-forth with the lower-level managers at Breeze looked frustrating. You're right, they were not empowered to do more, and they should have been. I recently published the names, numbers and emails of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/breezeairways/">Breeze customer service contacts</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You reached out to them after finding them on my site. Breeze reviewed your case and apologized for your experience. Not just any apology, but you received an email from the chief operating officer saying he was "extremely sorry." The airline agreed to refund your rental car, as you requested.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00049921-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Katherinne Washingtonfiled a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Katherinne Washington to Proposed name Katherinne Martino. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 1/18/2022, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated November 29, 2021 /s/ Pamela M. Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 12/16, 12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06/2022 ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)
Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, or in, presence rendering access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California the of Orders General and Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC120).
If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted One certified without a hearing. copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.
If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.
A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holiDATE THE BEFORE days) Do not come to SPECIFIED. court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.
name the for Petition Any change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this attacchment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the Court. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027182 The name of the busines: Vintage Wine Storage, Inc., located at 2441 Cades Way, Bldg A, Vista, CA. 92081 Registrant Information: Vintage Storage Inc. 2225 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business: 6/15/2021 /s/ Arthur Kinberg, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/09/2021
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027160 The name of the busines: u-Neek baby, located at 355 Encino Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083. Registrant Information: U-Neek Investments, LLC 355 Encino Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 11/01/2021 /s/ Neekee Lieberman, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/09/2021
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In respect to the Kumeyaay tribes who have lived in the San Diego region for centuries and whose land Southwestern College occupies, the Southwestern College Governing Board will permanently waive facility rental fees in all of the school's campus locations to members of the Kumeyaay Nation.
A resolution acknowledges the collected tribes of the Kumeyaay Nation’s nearly 500 years of resilience and resistance in the face of violent actions taken by colonizers in efforts to separate the members of the Kumeyaay Nation from their land, culture and one another. Along with further acknowledging the college’s occupation of Kumeyaay land, the Governing Board’s resolution allows enrolled members of the Kumeyaay Nation to rent Southwestern College facilities and waive rental fees. Facility rental requests by the Kumeyaay Nation will also enjoy priority scheduling after college academic needs.
The Kumeyaay nation includes 13 federally recognized tribes within San Diego County, including: Barona, Campo, Capitan Grande, Cuyapaipe, Inaja, Jamul Indian Village of California, La Posta, Manzanita, Mesa Grande, San Pasqual, Santa Ysabel, Viejas and Sycuan tribes, each of which manage their own sovereign tribal governments and lands. Each tribe and their members have made distinct and important contributions to the U.S. and world in many fields, including in agriculture, astronomy, medicine, music, language and art. To this day, the Kumeyaay continue to be an active, thriving people who contribute to the health and benefit of the San Diego region. This resolution acknowledges both the contributions of the Kumeyaay people while also recognizing that additional action must accompany verbal land acknowledgements.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026294 The name of the busines: Essential Landscaping, located at 1251 Armorlite Dr., #201, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Rutilio Garcia Sierra 486 Valerie Dr Vista, CA. 92084 Bryan Zepeda Garcia 1751 Armorlite Dr., #201 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a General Partnership. First day of business: 10/11/2021 /s/ Rutilio Garcia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/29/2021
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SUMMARY OF URGENCY ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2021-1510
Ordinance No. 2021-1510 – an urgency ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending TITLE 20, Chapters 20.215, 20.300, and 20.600, and adding Chapter 20.470, and Title 19, adding Chapter 19.44, of the San Marcos Municipal Code to conform with the requirements of the 2021/2022 State Housing Legislation regarding two-unit residential development and urban lot splits (SB 9) (Text Amendment 21-0004). Ordinance No. 20211510 was introduced and adopted on December 14, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, MUSGROVE, NUÑEZ, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABESENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Julia Moss, Deputy City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/23/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027894 Thenameofthebusines:Body Contour by MJ, located at 809A West San Marcos Blvd., SanMarcos,CA.92078. RegistrantInformation: BodyCountourbyMjLLC 809AW.SanMarcosBlvd. SanMarcos,CA.92078 Thisbusinessisoperatedbya LimitedLiabilityCompany. Firstdayofbusiness10/01/2021 /s/MitziJocelynLopez-Duarte Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 12/17/2021
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12/09, 12/16, 12/23 & 12/30/2021 FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026111 The name of the busines: Angel’s Auto Glass & Tint, locatedat755W.SanMarcos, Blvd, #108, San Marcos, CA. 92078. RegistrantInformation: GorgisZero 29311HomePlate LakeElsinore,Ca.92530 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness11/23/21. /s/GorgisZero Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 11/23/2021
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12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027521 The name of the busines: WaypointPrpertyManagement, Waypoint Mortgage Lending, MilitaryPropertyManagement and Military Realty, located at 309MontecitoGlen,Escondido, Ca.92025. RegistrantInformation: AISEnterprises,Inc. 309MontecitoGlen Escondido,Ca.92025 This business is operated by a corporation. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/JacquelineVance,President FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/13/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027214 The name of the busines: Lily Pad Editing; LSVO, locatd at 1241`CarlsbdVillageDr.,#C5, Carlsbad,CA.92008. RegistrantInformation: LilianaSampica 2772RooseveltSt.,#4271 Carlsbad,CA.92010. Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/LilianaSampica Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 12/10/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026539 The name of the busines: Yum Yum Donuts Franchise #517H, locatedat1240E.MissionRd., SanMarcos,Ca.92069 RegistrantInformation: RubenE.Rodriguez 462HensonHeightsDr.#101 SanMarcos,Ca.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness12/01/21 /s/RubenE.Rodriguez FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/01/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027922 Thenameofthebusines:Eclipse Motors, located at 756Avenida Leon,SanMarcos,Ca.92069. RegistrantInformation: TraceyD.Williams 756AvenidaLeon San Marcos,Ca.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a /s/TraceyD.Williams FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/17/2021
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Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 7/31/2017 and assigneed file no. 2017-9019334. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Avanti Salon., Inc. 1516 Casa Real Ln. San Marcos, CA. 92069.
This business is conducted by a corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/Martha L. Powell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County 12/01`/2021 12/09, 12/16, 12/23 & 12/30/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9025649 Thenameofthebusines:Handy Andy Maintenance, located at 4169GalbarSt.,Oceanside,CA. 92056 RegistrantInformation: AndrewLeeSieg 4169GalbarSt. Oceanside,CA.92056 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. FirstDayofBusiness:n/a. /s/AndrewSieg FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon11/17/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9025384 The name of the busines: Lisa’s ClassicCleaningService,located at 780 Woodward St., Unit 40, SanMarcos,CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: LisaMarieEvans 780WoodwardSt.,Unit40 SanMarcos,CA.92069 This business is operated by an individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/LisaMarieEvans FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon11/13/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026954 The name of the busines: SerenityMoldingandMillwork, located at 540 Valley Meadow Pl.,Escndido,CA.92027 RegistrantInformation: JustinFools 540ValleyMeadowPl. Escondido,Ca.92027 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a /s/JustinFools FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/07/2021
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2021-9026538 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME:
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9025955 The name of the busines: Gemsation, located at 516 Moonlight Drive, San Marcos CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: LeonardoSanDiego 516MoonlightDrive SanMarcos,CA.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a /s/LeonardoV.SanDiego Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 11/20/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026844 Thenameofthebusines:Artto Heart Collaborations, located at 780 Butterfield Lane, San Marcos,Ca.92069. RegistrantInformation: ElaineHuffman 780ButterfieldLane SanMarcos,Ca.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness12/01/2019 /s/ElaineHuffman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 12/06/2021
Name of the busines: GT Club, locatedat9134DowdyDr.,San Diego,CA.92126 RegistrantInformation: OMGMotors,Inc. 9134DowdyDr. SanDiego,CA.92126 This business is operated by a corporation. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/IlmiyePostaagasi,CFO FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon11/30/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026537 Thenameofthebusines:Avanti HairSalon,locatedat322W.El NorteParkway,#D,Escondido, CA.92026. RegistrantInformation: AlmaReyes 322W.ElNorteParkwaay#D Escondido,CA.92026 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness12/01/2021. /s/AlmaReyes FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/01/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026432
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026101 The name of the busines: SD Deals,locatedat430N.Pacific St.SanMarcos,CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: JairoDuran 430N.PacificSt. SanMarcosCA.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness11/23/21. /s/JairoDuran Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 11/23/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027753 The name of the busines: United Unlimited, located at 6039 Doveflower Way, San Diego,CA.92115 RegistrantInformation: UnitedUnlimited,LLC 2358UniversityAvenue#2009 SanDiego,CA.92104 Thisbusinessisoperatedbya LimitedLiabilityCompany. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/ Quierra Snell, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 12/15/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9024690 Thenameofthebusines:Verde Renovation; Verde Flood Restoration; Verde Carpet Care; Crescent Restoration, located at 530 West 2nd Ave., Ste204,Escondido,CA.92025. RegistrantInformation: AntoineBSturgies 530West2ndAve.,Ste204 Escondido,CA.92025. Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/AntoineB.Sturgies Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/RecorderofSanDiegoon 11/03/2021
FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026737 The name of the busines: Squeeze Grip LLC, located at 2377 Buena Creek Trail, Vista, Ca.92084. RegistrantInformation: SqueezeGripLLC 2377BuenaCreekTrail Vista,CA.92084 This business is operated by a LimitedLiabilityCompany. Firstdayofbusinessn/a /s/GeorgeMartin,President FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/03/2021
12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9027584 The name of the busines: JCIS Roofing, Inc., located at 500 RancherosDr.#17SanMarcos, CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: JCISRoofing,Inc. 500RancherosDr.,#17 SanMarcos,Ca.92069 This business is operated by a corporation. Firstdayofbusinessn/a /s/JuanCisneros,President FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/14/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9026564 The name of the busines: Maverick Productions, located at 1515 Capalina Rd, 22. San Marcos,CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: DavidCharlesHammond 1515CapalinaRd.,Space22 SanMarcos,CA.92069 Thisbusinessisoperatedbyan individual. Firstdayofbusiness12/01/2021 /s/DavidCharlesHammond FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon12/01/2021
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FICTITIOUSBUSINESS NAMESTATEMENT 2021-9025886 The name of the busines: Engicon San Diego General Builder, located at 405 N.Twin OaksValleyRoad,SanMarcos, CA.92069. RegistrantInformation: Engicon 405NorthTwinOaksValleyRd. SanMarcos,Ca.92069 This business is operated by a corporation. Firstdayofbusinessn/a. /s/AliR.Heidari,President FiledwithErnestJ.Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanDiegoon11/19/2021
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NOTICEOFPETITIONTO ADMINISTERESTATE OFJOELDELACERDA CaseNo.37-2021-00050776PRLA-CTL SUPERIORCOURTOF CALIFORNIA,COUNTYOF SANDIEGO 1100UnionStreet SanDiego,CA.92101 Probate,3rdFloor To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Joel De La Cerda. A petition for probate has been filed by Jennifer Hans in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Jennifer Hans be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be heldinthiscourtasfollows: Date:3/08/2022 Time:11:00a.m. Dept:504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. Youmaywanttoconsultwithan attorney knowledgeable in Californialaw. You may examine the file kept by thecourt. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group, APC 217 Civic Center Drive, Suite 10, Vista, CA. 92084 760.945.9353 DOP: 12/16, 12/23 & 12/30/2021
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