Volume 46 - No. 52
December 29, 2016
By Friedrich Gomez
Dogs have long been used in warfare. Such participation by these four-footed heroes extends back to ancient times when they were used in various combat roles including scouts, sentries, and trackers. Their history is a long one and they distinguished themselves with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Samaritans, Slavs, Britons, Romans, and other civilizations. And yet these war dogs remain, to this day, relatively unknown and unheralded, despite their ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives to protect their respective countries.
Frederick the Great prominently used dogs as messengers during the Seven Years’ War. As did Napoleon during his military campaigns.
The United States has long employed dogs in warfare tactics as early as the Seminole Wars from 1817 onward. Dogs served so valiantly and effectively that the military continued to use them in subsequent conflicts, including the American Civil War, both World Wars, all the way up to the present day. Warfare strategists quickly realized that, “One of the most effective devices for saving military lives walked on four legs.” Their performance level and achievements take one’s breath away. Their contribution during the Second World War was immeasurable, and during the Korean conflict, it is estimated by military authorities that “These dogs reduced the casualties 65% in areas they served.”
Their roles are effectively varied. “Tracker” dogs are of vast importance in locating lost soldiers, for example, who may have been separated from their unit during heavy fighting. Or, perhaps, finding downed combat pilots. “Water” dogs are trained to sniff-out enemies submerged beneath the water, such as Viet Cong who moved undetected under water while breathing through thin hollow reeds in the rivers. “Sentry” dogs protect military compounds, and air fields, and other sensitive areas that are targeted by the enemy. These sentry dogs have derailed countless sabotage attempts and, therefore, saved countless human lives as well as invaluable equipment. “Scout” dogs accompany platoons walking in enemy territories and are trained to ‘sense’ or smell any hidden adversary, thus helping to alert their platoon before an enemy ambush can occur.
Collectively, these specially-trained dogs have saved thousands of human lives, and continue to do so today. As military experts assess: “These war dogs are one of the most effective methods of saving military lives. Trained to see, hear, and detect danger before it arrives.” During the Vietnam War, approximately 5,000 U. S. war dogs served their country in various combat roles, along with about 10,000 dog handlers. (Note: The
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U. S. Army did not maintain accurate records of these war dogs prior to 1968, so numbers remain somewhat sketchy.)
All four branches of the military used these dogs in Vietnam. The breakdown of dog handlers in Vietnam by military branch, in transmission order, were: Army = 65%, Air Force = 26%, Marines = 7%, Navy = 2%. Scout dogs and their handlers were mainly trained at Ft. Benning, Georgia, the locale of their prestigious “Hell Paws” program, which boasts: “Through these doors pass the best-cared-for dogs in the world!” (Some, however, were trained “In-Country” in areas where they served.) How truly valuable were these dogs in their service to our country? The most powerful reply is in the calculation of human beings that were saved in Vietnam: K9 units saved an estimated 10,000 American servicemen who were able to come back home, alive – instead of a body bag -- to rejoin their families, friends, loved ones, and raise their chil-
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Vietnam veteran, Cpl John Kubisz, says with great emotion, “Somebody out there may have a father or brother right now who owes his life to one of these dogs. I just want everybody to know these animals actually existed and served their country.”
Memorial Wall (in Washington, D. C.) without these dogs. And I don’t think the average American knows the role these dogs played.”
My close personal friend, Joe Casaro, told me the other day: “Friedrich, I wouldn’t be here talking to you right now if it weren’t for those K9 units. And that’s the God’s truth.”
Blackwell knows well of what he says. His veterinarian duties placed him upclose-and-personal with these heroic Vietnam service dogs. The fact that they are hugely unrecognized saddens him: “There is no memorial to honor the war dogs of Vietnam (until recent years) . . . only memories of the men whose lives they saved. Memories of courage, companionship, and love and loyalty so deep . . . that it is hard for us to fathom.”
SPC Greg Blackwell, who served as a veterinarian for the U. S. Army in Vietnam says, “There would be a whole lot more than 50,000 names on the Vietnam
After the Vietnam conflict, the dogs that had saved so many precious human lives were now forgotten. Out of nearly 5,000 dogs, only about 200 survived.
The amazing thing about these canine warriors is that they care little for themselves. Their first-priority of love and loyalty for their human counterpart is simply towering. Even when they, instinctively, sense that they are about to die they will, still, lovingly lay down their own lives to protect others.
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But Vietnam was a very different war. At the end of World War II, the war dogs that served America so valiantly had a much better future. Like other soldiers, the dogs were shipped back home and given Honorable Discharges. They made loyal, loving pets for families across America.
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Out of that number, many were euthanized, despite the pleas of their handlers.
CPL John Flannelly, a 20-year-old from Massachusetts always had dogs when he was growing up. But he was not prepared for the harsh conditions of Southeast Asia, nor what was about to happen to him.
When he first stepped off his plane in Saigon, the intense humidity and heat that greeted him was like someone placing a pillow over his face, making breathing, at times, a chore. His U.S. Marine Corps fatigues didn’t make things cooler, by any stretch. Flannelly was soon assigned to the United States Marine Corps Scout Dog Platoon. His partnered-dog was a German Shepherd named “Bruiser.” Little did Flannelly know that his entire life would totally change. He says, with his thick Boston accent: “They had told me that this was gonna be my new best friend and that I probably would get closer to him than any human being I had ever known in my entire life. And they were right.”
Flannelly and Bruiser went through a highly-intense training program and their combined working skills – and instincts – would become one. They worked together in perfect synch. Their bonding and interaction was so finelytuned as to be reduced to quick automatic reaction, as opposed to second-hand thinking. “I was closer to that dog than most people are with their wives and children. I mean, we were inseparable.” But, it wasn’t all emotion, loyalty, and dedication. It was indescribable, melded
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skills. Bruiser was a “scout” dog. He had graduated with high honors, even impressing his hard-nosed Marine dog trainers. Flannelly and Bruiser had trained together to communicate with rudimentary body language that the average person cannot see, much less, interpret. Bruiser had an arsenal of body language which Flannelly keenly watched in order to keep his entire platoon safe while out in the jungles and bush country. Bruiser’s sense of smell was 1,000 times more sensitive than humans. With wind conditions, he could sniff-out enemies in the bush up to 1,000 yards away (that’s the equivalent of 10 football fields end-to-end). That 1,000-yard smell which Bruiser possessed is far enough to keep an enemy from firing their weapons. This can keep an entire U. S. Marine platoon from being completely wiped out from enemy ambush. But Bruiser had other life-saving talents. He was able to not only smell human scent at a great distance, but he was also able to detect “trip wires” that could set off booby-traps that were rigged to trigger large deadly explosions by the enemy. Amazingly, just the subtle sound of wind blowing over a trip wire could be detected by Bruiser’s keen sense of hearing, as well as smell. Dogs can detect a higher frequency of sound which humans cannot. His nose could even smell land mines and other booby traps or just ‘sense’ their presence, in the same phenomenal way that civilian Service Dogs can sense an impending seizure before it happens to their master. It is an uncanny ability in dogs which still baffles scientists today. Because of these working skills between Bruiser and his handler, Flannelly, both would have the world’s most dangerous job of “walking point,” which means they
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both would walk in front of the platoon, thus making them the first potential target of any enemy fire or booby trap.
In September of 1969, 12 miles south of Da Nang, Bruiser and Flannelly would lead their Marine platoon through enemy-controlled territory. It was brutally hot and faces were awash with their own sweat. Flannelly recalls the moment: “But all of a sudden, Bruiser just stopped dead in his tracks. His nose was up, his ears were twitching.” The dog was giving body commands to Flannelly towards a specific location. Flannelly reacted. “And I noticed the movement in the bush. I had to make a decision and I chose to fire. All hell broke out! It suddenly was like 4th of July!” The entire U. S. Marine platoon was engulfed in full enemy battle! As Flannelly remembers: “Automatic weapons were being fired, hand grenades, rockets being fired!”
In the midst of confusion and battle, Flannelly seemed stunned, almost as if immersed in a slow-motion dream-state. He couldn’t believe what was happening to him. “I looked down and thought my arm was blown off. My whole side was blown open. I could actually watch my left lung filling upand-down and then slowly deflate.” (“War Dogs” video, Jeffrey P. Bennett, producer, 1999.) Despite the horrific noise, explosions, and bloodshed, Bruiser stood on all fours, firmly planted beside his wounded master. Despite all animal instincts for survival; despite all inherent feelings to run away – Bruiser over-rode his own self-worth. He stood, unmoving, unconquered, his four paws firmly rooted on a ground that vibrated beneath him with violent ear-deafening explosions. He would not leave his master.
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To Bruiser’s keen mind and training, instincts told him his master was seriously injured. Animal behaviorists know that dogs see their masters or owners in deeply-entrenched emotions. They are pack animals; they view their masters as one would their “mommy” or “daddy.” Flannelly collapsed, hitting the ground abruptly, like a marionette doll whose strings overhead were suddenly cut. The smoke and dust was thick everywhere. Noise and screaming filled the surreal air.
Bruiser was now crawling towards Flannelly’s fallen form. The dog placed his body over Flannelly, shielding him from enemy fire. Helpless, Flannelly spoke of this death scene, “I didn’t want him to be there. I didn’t want him to have to see me die.” (At this point, Flannelly breaks down and sobs before he continues telling what happened next.) “I told him, ‘Bruiser, go!!’ -but he refused to leave me.” Incredibly, the trained German Shepherd refuses to take a direct order. “It was very hard because every time I spoke, I kept spitting up blood.”
Again, Flannelly shouts, “Bruiser, go!!” But something deep in the recesses of the dog’s instincts keeps him close to Flannelly. Even though Bruiser smells impending death, and though he was keenly trained to obey all commands – this one command to abandon Flannelly . . . is flagrantly ignored. Bruiser continues shielding Flannelly’s severely-injured
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Vista Center to Hold Free Windows 10 Class - A free Windows 10 class “Getting Social with Windows” is being offered at the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, on January 3 and 17. One class reservation per person per month. Held from 2:30–4pm, and presented by Randy Crumpler. For information or to reserve your spot, call 760.643.5288.
“First Wednesdays” Performances at Center for the Arts – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, hosts FREE performances on the First Wednesday of each month, September through June. The following performances are scheduled at 4pm and 7pm. January 4th, The Pizarro Brothers, Piano Duo; February 1st, Zydeco Patrol/Traditional Creole; March 1st, Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel, Ukulele; April 5th, CSUSM Theatre, Stories of Home; May 3rd, Rip Carson & the Valiants, 1950’s Rock; and June 7, Missy Andersen, Blues Singer. Call
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body, nudging the Marine’s arms and hands as if the dog is trying to tell his master something. Then, a most unexpected and shocking ordeal began to unfold. Ordered, again, to leave his master’s fallen body, Bruiser instead keeps nudging Flannelly’s hands and arms. Flannelly, finally understands.
He grabs the dog’s harness and Bruiser, with great labor and strength, begins to slowly drag Flannelly’s body to safety. Each time Flannelly grows fatigued and lets loose, Bruiser tries to bite into his uniform to continue dragging him. “He reached down and tried to bite into my uniform on my shoulder. I grabbed onto the body harness that the dogs wore. And he dragged me back. I’m not sure how far it was. But it seemed forever.”
With a ferocious interchange of weapon fire, Bruiser went beyond his normal range of physical strength. Flannelly was shocked: “I don’t know where he got the strength! Well, he was dragging me! He was determined to get me outta there! His loyalty was immeasurable. I owe my life to that dog!” (Jeffrey P. Bennett “War Dogs,” Ibid.) Throughout all the smoke, the dust, the chaos, and the death scene all about him, Flannelly was finally dragged to safety amongst his fellow Marines. Dogs such as Bruiser became so effective at saving lives that requests poured in from other platoons, all requesting K9 units. Later in the hospital, John Flannelly was ordered to return back to the States.
Tina Paulson to Speak at Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting - On Thursday, January 5th from 9-11am, at the United Methodist Church of Vista’s Fellowship Hall (490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista), the Soroptimist’s Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative will host guest speaker Tina Paulson on how to fight and to recognize child sex trafficking in our schools and communities. Tina is with FACESS (Freeing American Children from Exploitation and Sexual Slavery) and has spearheaded the ToGetHer Freedom Initiative, a collaborative program coordinating law enforcement, FBI, Homeland Security, non-government organizations, professionals, churches, and volunteer groups to offer immediate medical, legal and psychological assistance, shelter and wrap-around care to trafficking victims from the time they are first recovered. Also discussed will be the Soroptimist's upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on January 21st. Collaborative meetings are free to the public; coffee and pastries will be available. For more information about the North County Inland Soroptimist club, visit the website at www.soroptimistvista.org or email them at email@example.com.
Vista Center to Hold Welcome 2017 Luncheon - The Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, will hold a Welcome 2017 Luncheon on Thursday, January 5th at 11am, and will feature entertainment by Randy Renner. The lunch menu is roasted salmon, rice pilaf, brussel sprouts,
Flannelly had other plans, “I’m not going anywhere – till I see Bruiser again! I have to see him!” (Flannelly breaks down at this point and sobs in his hospital bed). “I gotta hug him. I gotta hold him. I gotta thank him.” Considering logistics and military bureaucracy, it was not an easy request. But then, Flannelly, was no ordinary U. S. Marine. He knew loyalty, love, and military camaraderie. He wasn’t going anywhere, come hell or high water, before seeing the dog who gave him back his life. The day finally came for the reunion of two heroic U. S. Marines. “I was still dazed from the medication. But, he just came up from the bottom of the bed and slowly crawled all the way up, right up (Flannelly sobs a little) and gently puts his head on my shoulder and started licking my face.” (At this point, Flannelly begins crying softly.) “I was so happy to see him.”
Dog handlers, like Flannelly, are trained to talk to their dogs, just as humans talk to each other. Out in the jungles of Vietnam, they often hold and hug their dogs no differently than family members. Just as these dogs understand human words that come in the form of commands, so they also seem to sense emotions, such as love, pain, and sadness in human beings.
At the hospital, Bruiser sensed with his eyes and ears and instincts that Flannelly was still hurt and injured, physically and emotionally. Bruiser softly whimpered as if crying, and gently placed his large head on Flannelly’s chest. “I just hugged him, and cried. I didn’t know what to say. How do you thank somebody . . . for saving your life?” It was the last time they would see each
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HVCCA to Hold Tina Chong Concert Concert Pianist Tina Chong will be featured, and will be joined by Atlanta Symphony trombonist, Brian Hecht, for the Sunday, January 8th concert put on by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association. The concert will start at 2pm at the Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. All of the HVCCA concerts are held in the intimate Center Theatre with 400 seats, 15 rows deep. All seats are reserved. Tina Chong is an artist with passion, infectious energy, and exciting programming. She has appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras all over the world and is a sought after recitalist and chamber musician in North America. Ticket prices are $30/adults; $20/seniors (65+); and $10/children, students, and active-military. Tickets are available at the CCAE box office; call 800.988.4253, or online at www.artcenter.org. Purchase tickets in person at the box office and you will not have to pay for handling and credit card fees. Special ½-off prices are available at www.goldstar.com/san-diego. More information about the program is available at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info or www.artcenter.org.
Calvin Christian School Offers Open House –Calvin Christian School, a preschool and Kindergarten through 12th grade Christian school, is hosting Move Up Night on Monday, January 9, from 6:00-8:00pm. This all school Open House will take place at 2000 North Broadway in Escondido. Families will have an opportunity to meet teachers, coaches and administrators; learn
other. To this day, John Flannelly, United States Marine, still thinks of his heroic dog, Bruiser. “It’s extremely hard for me not to know what happened to Bruiser. It’s almost as if I had a brother who is missing in action.” (“War Dogs, The Untold Story,” Discovery Channel, 1998, by Jeffrey P. Bennett.)
These dogs were so effective in the war that the Viet Cong put a price on the head of both the dog and handler. Viet Cong were rewarded for bringing in the patch insignia of a dog handler. Or the ear of a scout dog. In any ambush, the Viet Cong would make deadly sure that they would be close enough to snipe both the dog and handler before targeting the others in a firefight. As SPC Charlie Cargo, of the 48th Scout Dog Platoon, says: “Ninety nine and nine percent of the time he (the dog handler) and the dog are the first ones that are going to get fired at.”
SPC Carl Dobbins, of the 39th Scout Dog Platoon, matched up perfectly with his dog, Toro. The key to success is matching handlers with dogs that are suited to each other’s personalities. But it didn’t start out that way with Dobbins and Toro. Carl Dobbins was a cocky 19year-old draftee from North Carolina and he was, at first, a most unwilling participant. He had already been to the kennels to look over the dogs, one of which would be assigned to him. His eyes quickly fell upon a German Shepherd named Toro. He appeared mean and aggressive in guarding his kennel territory and charged the chain link fence Dobbins was looking through. Dobbins quickly jumped back as Toro lunged and clamped his ferocious teeth on the fence, his canines fastened like steel tongs, biting the metal barrier. “I sure pity the sucker that gets that dog!” Dobbins said out loud, still keeping his distance.
about Calvin’s strong academic and athletic program; and receive information about Calvin’s need-based tuition assistance program. Guests will receive a complimentary dinner while visiting the campus. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.520.8435 with your questions. Those interested in learning about the School’s Kindergarten through 12th grade program are encouraged to attend. For over 50 years Calvin has been partnering with Christian families and their churches to teach the whole child from a biblical worldview.
Escondido Woman’s Club to Meet on January 9th – On Monday, January 9th, at 10:30am, the Woman’s Club of Escondido will hold their first monthly meeting of the new year. The Nominating Committee will be appointed. A report will be given about the HOBY program. The monthly program will be given by Johanna Hladun, FBI, Supervisory Special Agent, who will talk about “Telemarketing, I.D. Theft and Scams,” on how to protect your computers, phone calls, and more. Cost is $12/person, includes lunch. Reservations are required by calling Nora at 760.743.0246 by Friday, January 6th. University on Wheels 2016 - The Rancho Bernardo Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee Is proud to host Brandeis University’s annual gift to its members and the community at large -- University on Wheels. Don Katz, Professor of Psychology, will speak on “Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion.” Join us for lunch on Tuesday, January 10, at 11:30am at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 11555 Carmel Mt. Road, San Diego 92128. Cost is $20.00. For reservations and further information, call Trudy at 858.487.6585. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of Brandeis University, Waltham. MA.
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Soon after, Dobbins received his orders and, as fate would have it, his partnereddog would be the German Shepherd he most feared – by the name of Toro! And Dobbins wanted no part of him. “Man you gotta be kidding!! I don’t want that dog!!” Dobbins shouted at the top of his lungs. And he meant every syllable. However, time would, miraculously, transform this most unlikely pair into one of the Marine Corps’ most effective war-dog teams.
Dobbins and Toro completed their vigorous and intensive training together, learning verbal commands, subtle body language, secret gestures. Danger, for example, was signaled by a silent visual cue from the dog known as “An Alert.” Training continued onward, both learning to drop out of helicopters with attached ropes, even parachuting, individually, as well as conquering a most challenging obstacle course.
Through it all, they were now among the U. S. Marine’s elite fighting teams. And their affection, devotion, and love for each other grew to enormous heights. Dobbins, the cocky kid who grew up in the South as somewhat of a loner in life had, unexpectedly, found his other half in Toro who, since he was a pup in Canoga Park, California, was also a maverick. In September of 1966, Dobbins and Toro were dropped by helicopter to help save a platoon being decimated by sniper fire. The deadly Viet Cong sniper could not be detected yet he, one-byone, was picking off U. S. Marines. The platoon was hunkered down when Dobbins and Toro came in from the
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The Paper • Page 4 • December 29, 2016 Oceanside Families Awakes to a Rude Christmas Morning
Mud. And more mud.
Not exactly what you expect in a Christmas stocking . . . and certainly not what four families from Oceanside were expecting as they awakened to a Christmas morning as a river of mud ran downb a slope behind their apartment complex, through a back wall into the downstairs units. The Oceanside Fire Department responded shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday to a report of water coming into a downstairs apartment in the two-story, fourunit complex on Canyon Drive near Lomita Street.
Upon their arrival they found a 75-footlong, 12-foot-wide stream of mud that had coursed down a slope behind the apartment complex. Every one in the apartmetn complex were evacuated because the damage downstairs also affected the structural integrity of the upstairs units. No residents were hurt in the incident.
Temporary shelter for the four displaced families was arranged by the Red Cross.
“The (apartments’) property management company will be assisting them in securing long-term accommodations. It is expected the residents in the apartments will be out of their units for an extended period of time,” the fire department said in a news release. The cause of the mudslide may have been a water leak in an irrigation line at that home, and officials said they were continuing their investigation. City crews said they checked all city water lines in the area and didn’t find any leaks.
Oceansider Beach Facilities to Get Spruced Up
2017 promises some welcome changes at the Oceanside beach facilities south of the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. New public restrooms and other improvements are in the plans . . . once officials figure out how to pay for them.
The area, adjacent Oceanside’s iconic municipal pier, is visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year. The planned work will include a new public plaza, a new sewer lift station, and an improved parking lot.
Older, high maintenance facilities will give way to newer, more modern equipment and facilities, which should not only present a more attractive appearance but be much more efficient and clean.
The Oceanside City Council has approved the final plans for the project, which will also feature new wider stairs leading down from Pacific Street, and a new one-story 3,000-square-foot building to house the restrooms, storage and office space. A historic building where existing public restrooms are located will be renovated and turned into a seaside police station. The restroom building at nearby Tyson Street Park will also be replaced with a new facility featuring 14 water closets and eight outdoor hand-washing basins.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be about $6 million. Thus far, the city has only secured $1.5 million for the sewer lift station and the estimated $680,000 for the Tyson Street Park restrooms. To help pay for the work, city staff has proposed refinancing the bond used to build the city’s Civic Center complex in
It’s been an unseasonably warm winter here in little ol’ Escondido, California. (Escondido – “Hidden” in Spanish. We live in a Hidden Valley, thus the name).
Man About Town
If you haven’t already, hunker down in a nice easy-chair and read our cover story. Have a box of Kleenex handy.
Our Master Story-Teller, Friedrich Gomez, has done it again. He had done his reserach and then weaved a masterful story together that I guarantee will bring tears to your eyes and give a couple good hard tugs at your heartstrings.
I freely admit that my eyes welled up in tears as I place this story and then went back to edit it. (Editing Friedrich’s stories are pretty easy. Mostly reading and enjoying. Sometimes he uses more commas than necesary and we pull those out. Otherwise, most of his stories run as written. He’s a superb writer.
Temps have been in the 80’s for about a week and a half. It’s fooling Mother Nature herself. Only recently have we begun to received the desperately needed rain . . . following years of drought all over California. And then, several crisp, cool (make tht cold) days that tell us rather clearly that winter is, indeed, upon us.
We then have the opportunity of verifying that fact by watching the television and seeing 8 inches, 10 inches of snow back where many of us grew up. Does anyone you know ever regret moving to California from the colder climes? I have never looked back with the slightest amount of regret. Don’t miss the cold and snow at all.
A few of the trees have had their leaves blown off by the late summer and early fall winds. I noticed this morning, during Trixie’s walk, that a lot of those trees have big clumps of mistletoe. If I were a young, athletic, and enterprising kid, I’d climb those trees with a pair of nippers, shear the mistletoe bunches off and drop them to the ground, then bag them up, put them in a cooler and save them till late November, early December of next year, then put them in cellophane packages and sell them for $2 a bag. I’d make $15,000-$20,000 in
the late 1980s. Officials say the city could borrow up to $25 million by extending the bond. Officials said they plan to put the park restrooms out to bid in May and begin construction later in the year. Santa Gets a Helping Hand
Woodworking students from Escondido High School decided to give Santa a helping hand recently, as they worked for the past several months making book cases and wooden cars for distribution to deserving children.
“Everything had to be very precise, all the cuts and measurements, otherwise it won’t fit together” said sophomore Mason Malone, 15. Escondido High School Principal Rich Watkins, who joined the students as they delivered the bookshelf, congratulated the students on their efforts.
“You represented your school really well, and made a difference in the lives of students at schools around town,” he said. “I hope you learned the intrinsic value of giving back.” Vista Sex Offender Arrested For Child Pornography
They built enough birch book cases to donate to a kindergartener at each of the elementary district’s 17 schools. The project, part technical training, part community service, introduced students to new construction techniques and provided sturdy handmade toys to younger kids in need.
Joseph Daniel Saucedo, 25, of Vista, a convicted sex offender, has been arrested after authorities say he sent child pornography to an 11-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl he met online and encouraged them to send him similar photos of themselves.
Boelhauf organizes the project in conjunction with the organization Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, which provides designs for a child’s gift each year, and donates money to cancer research or services for each item built.
Saucedo was convicted in San Diego Superior Court in 2012 for unlawful sex with a minor. He was 20 and the girl was 14 at the time, authorities said.
Woodworking teacher Nathan Boelhauf headed up the project, guiding his students in how to use new machinery and techniques in designing and manufacturing fine wooden toys and equipment.
Saucedo, who works at a coffee shop, is accused of reaching out to the victims using various social media platforms, including Instagram and Kik, and posing as a teenage girl to lure them in, according to the complaint filed in San Diego federal court.
His class has participated for three years, and previously made a toy chest and table set, earning best in show at the San Diego County Fair both years. This year, they built the book case.
A federal task force in San Diego, which includes U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Secret Service, began investigating Saucedo during the summer after receiving reports from the Calgary Police Service in Alberta, Canada.
lost my desire to travel.
Advanced students built the bookcases, while beginning students constructed scores of wooden cars to donate to the schools as well.
I’d be doing a great favor for the owners of those trees as mistletoe is a parasite. Cutting them off the trees would make the trees healthier. Too many mistletoe, draining the sap of a tree, can kill it. We had mistletoe back in Omaha, where I grew up . . . but nowhere near the volume we have here in California.
Potential victims are urged to contact Polly Montano, the victim witness coordinator at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, at (619) 546-8921
To “retire” and travel a lot? Nope. Not for me. But I have no idea what I’d do if I sold The Paper . . . or if health issues would interfere with my ability to read and to write. I’d be bored silly. I’m not the type to sit on the front porch rocking chair. I like to raise hell now and then . . . and do.
Yup. I often work 12-18 hours a day. Writing is not a 9 to 5 job. Granted, some writing jobs, with advertising agencies, newspapers, etc., are 9 to 5. Mine isn’t. I sometimes, often, in fact, write at 3, 4, 5 am. When ideas for a story, essay or commentary come to you, you have to write it. Now, lest you forget it come morning, upon awakening.
So, I write. And seeing as how it is now time to bring the current issue of The Paper up to date and get ready for this coming week’s issue . . I’d better get busy and ‘get ‘er done!’ ••••• Several friends had a bittersweet Christmas. Brilliant real estate expert, Donna Davis, had her husband, Marco, in hospital over the holidays. That’s the bitter part. The sweet part is that he is improving well and they have had a lot of quality time together. similar story with good friend and brilliant attorney, Tony Abbott. His lovely wife, Becky, (whom I refer to as “my beautiful Irish Jewish Princess) is also in hospital. She too, however, is improving and we are all looking forward to seeing her back home. (Tony raves about the superior medical treatment Becky is getting from the doctors and nurses at Palomar West Medical Center.)
I can’t do anything else. I’m all thumbs when it comes to repairing anything. A frozen right shoulder due to arthritis limits what I can do around the house. I’m not interested at all in gardening or yard care. Have
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But, I’m no longer young and athletic and I don’t climb trees much any more. It seems I have grown older and we old folks have no business climbing trees. Besides, I have taken a solemn and sacred vow to avoid anything that closely resembles work. I write. That is my work. Some might say . . “work? Writing is work?”
Not complaining. Not at all. I love to write.
Get well soon, both of you. You are missed and we need you back home with your family and friends. •••••
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rear. It was overly-humid and the sweat burned the eyes of the Marines as they continually blinked trying to locate the area of gunfire. Dobbins sat down with Toro and, as dog handlers are trained, he spoke to Toro as if he were a human being. Dobbins remembers: “I sorta got Toro over and I talked to him, petting him at the same time. I asked him, ‘Where is he? What’ya see, Toro? Search for him, boy.’” Toro would not disappoint.
The dog was tops in his class. He was now 100% bona fide U. S. Marine Corps War Dog – and he would prove it. He had an arsenal of skills, and he was ready to display them.
Fellow Marines looked, hopefully, in the direction of Dobbins and Toro. Those two were their only hope of getting out of there alive. Their numbers had already been tragically reduced. Toro suddenly began his regimen of “alerts” communicating them to Dobbins. Dobbins noticed Toro’s nose, tail, and head movement, then, Toro froze after communicating silently – his body was now rigid, pointing like a weather vane to a precise area of brush. Dobbins reacted with blind faith. “I never saw the sniper till I shot him,” Dobbins says, still petting and hugging his dog, Toro. “If they (the platoon) didn’t have this dog, they’d probably have lost 10 or 12 men before they found the sniper. So, our dog team saved several peoples’ lives in just that one instance.”
Dobbins now gets choked up with emotion. He pauses. Looks down in momentary silence. Then he lifts his head and completes his thoughts: “Without Toro . . . there’s no way I’d have made it back to the States. I’d probably not
made it 3 months without Toro.” (Jeffrey P. Bennett, “War Dogs” 1999 video, Ibid.) When his one-year tour of duty was completed in Vietnam, Carl Dobbins was shipped back to the United States. Toro, remained behind. And returned, momentarily, to his kennel. At the kennel, Toro is standing, ears pricked, sniffing the air, as if trying to locate his lost Marine buddy and friend, Carl Dobbins. Finally, he lies down and slowly places his large head on the ground. His barking has ceased. His eyes seem focused on nothing in particular. Dog handlers say that to Toro, his basic dog emotions tell him that he “lost his Daddy. That’s how these dogs see and feel about their companions. They don’t understand why they are abandoned. They don’t comprehend why he does not come back to get him.” Toro continues lying on the dirt ground. His eyes now seem droopy, perhaps sad. He still seems not focused on any particular object . . . as if he were lost. As if he were somewhere else. Perhaps, dreaming of his daddy, Carl Dobbins.
SPC Greg Blackwell always wanted to be a veterinarian and he made plans to become one. But he admits that had he known what would someday be required of him regarding these courageous war dogs, he would never have volunteered his medical training. When the Vietnam War was winding down, these noble four-footed heroes would, for the most part, not be allowed to return home to the States. They were now classified as “surplus equipment” by the military. Also, the risk of disease was a military concern. Many war dogs would have to be euthanized (put to death) because of possible contagious health problems if brought back. “I was told that the World Health Association had passed a new law: No animals in Vietnam can come out,” Blackwell
recalls. “It wasn’t accurate. The World Health Association never passed that law. But, that’s what we were told. Veterinarians in Vietnam were given only two options: the dogs could be transferred to the South Vietnamese Army, or the dogs would have to be euthanized.” (“War Dogs,” video, Jeffrey P. Bennett, Ibid.)
Blackwell personally knew Booga Bear, the gentle-loving heroic black Labrador. “I had gotten to know the dog because he had stayed at my kennels. This dog cared nothing for himself – he just wanted to be working and saving U. S. military lives.”
In the case of Booga Bear, a big, lovable Labrador retriever, who served as a lifesaving military scout dog, his options dwindled from two to one. The South Vietnamese Army had refused to take him because he was black in color. Since the South Vietnamese believed that a black dog was bad luck, the black Labrador retriever was left with only one option. Veterinarian, Greg Blackwell, was ordered to have the dog euthanized.
Finally, at the last moment . . . Blackwell refused to do it. He placed aside the lethal syringe and fell forward, hugging the Labrador retriever, embracing him, talking to him, petting him, and reassuring him that he was safe.
As Blackwell spoke, Booga Bear just looked up at him, gently, with big trusting eyes. Booga Bear’s eyes now locked onto Blackwell’s. And that was it.
Only a precious few returned to the United States, but not to civilian life.
One week later, Greg Blackwell discovered a loophole. He decided to send Booga Bear to work at the American Embassy in Saigon. And he did. And Booga Bear became a most welcomed member of the diplomatic team, guarding and watching over them as he was trained to do for others.
This was the part of his military service which he hated most. As he previously stated, had he known beforehand of his expected duties during these last days – he would have declined to serve in the first place.
In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army captured Saigon. Blackwell remembers watching the ordeal unfold “live” on television. “And I remember in 1975 watching that Embassy fall and the American rescue helicopters on top of the Embassy building rooftop and I remember saying ‘I hope to God somebody got that dog out.’” (Discovery Channel, Jeffrey P. Bennett, “War Dogs” 1998, Ibid.)
Holding a lethal-injection syringe in his hand, and petting the Labrador retriever, Blackwell attempts to calm the dog gently. “You try to have the dog’s last moments to be peaceful. The drugs you inject them with are very quick. You want to be able to hit the vein on the first try.”
Often times, it is the ‘unknowns’ in life that can leave lasting emotional scars. Such as the unknown fate of Booga Bear and others who were left behind
As usual, Blackwell’s eyes well up with tears. As a military man, himself, he knew in his own heart and soul that this was no ordinary dog. This dog had saved countless fellow U. S. Marines. In addition to all that, Blackwell had long been a dog-lover, having grown up with dogs most of his life. And if that were not enough, veterinarian SPC Greg
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after the Vietnam War. A most tragic unknown is the fact that these unheralded, forgotten dogs served our country in the highest possible fashion. They laid down their own precious lives to protect us and they did it willingly, despite their own animal instincts for self-preservation and survival. Many military men, today, will always remember and cherish their memories of these great warrior dogs. Like SGT Spencer Dixon, of the 43rd Scout Dog Platoon: “I got a Purple Heart and other medals. But, they didn’t give any to my dog. He died protecting us. All those medals . . . they gave to me. But it was for what the dog did!”
Regarding military veterinarian, SPC Greg Blackwell, most of the dogs he was ordered to put to death were German Shepherds. German Shepherds were the backbone of the K9 units by sheer majority numbers in all four U. S. military branches. Euthanizing these valiant, four-footed military heroes would, forever, cripple veterinarian, Blackwell, with an indelibly-scarred psyche. Blackwell expresses his present-day torment: “I cannot look at a German Shepherd today without seeing the eyes and souls of all those German Shepherds.” Another veterinarian made the following observation: “I’m a veterinarian. It’s your choice to stay in the room while your dog gets put down. I always hope you stay. Because, they look for you when you leave.”
Regarding Vietnam War Dogs – they sadly remain America’s most forgotten heroes. But things are slowly beginning to change.
Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
Santa smiled upon me and dropped a lovely gift over the holidays. An Amazon “Echo” electronic gadget that does a bit of everything. One has to merely invoke the magic words, “Alexa” to wake the machine up, followed by a question. “Alexa,” I say, “what is the population of Windom, Minnesota?” (Where I was born). Alexa promptly answers, “the population of Windom, Minnesota, is 4,650.” Good friend, Dick Jungas, owner of California Funeral Alternatives, was born about 20 miles away from Windom - another small town named Mountain Lake, Minnesota. “Alexa,” I say, “what is the population of Mountain Lake, Minnesota?” Alexa says, “the population of Mountain Lake is about 2,100.” Smart girl, that Alexa.
(I have fun with Dick Jungas, pointing out he’s from the only town I know that has neither a mountain nor a lake but calls itself Mountain Lake.)
I reckon Alexa is going to be of great help to me in researching stories that I write. ••••• You know that helpless feeling you have when someone you know and care deeply about is in pain - and you can do nothing to help?
I’ve been going through that for years, watching my cousin, Doug
On June 10, 2006, a U. S. War Dog Memorial was officially dedicated; its location is placed so that it is shown guarding the gateway to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey. The U. S. War Dog Memorial – even in stone – still guards their human counterparts also etched in stone just as they did in combat. The bronze statue is emotionally powerful for Vietnam Veterans today who visit it: the sculpture shows a kneeling Vietnam War soldier and his dog, set on a black granite base. The message is clear: “The U. S. War Dogs Memorial, while directly representing the War Dog Teams of the Vietnam War, honors all our nation’s war dogs and their handlers – past, present, and future.”
For our readers of The Paper who wish to learn more about these extraordinary war dogs, you may wish to purchase the video or DVD: “War Dogs, America’s Forgotten Heroes,” by Jeffrey P. Bennett, producer, 1999. A most special gesture of gratitude must be extended to Mr. Jeffrey P. Bennett, CEO of Nature’s Recipe Pet Foods, for his diligence, loyalty, and unswerving commitment in producing televised documentaries (Discovery Channel) as well as videos, all of which preserves and promotes the living legacy of these most magnificent War Dogs. I strongly advocate purchasing the aforementioned video via Amazon or other viable video source. Thank you, Mr. Bennett, for honoring us veterans with a slice of indispensable history. You, Sir, are a true American. I salute you.
Special thanks are also expressed to “The United States War Dogs Association, Inc.” Readers may visit their official website at:
Leverenz, suffer from a combination of back and hip pain cuased by sciatica, a couple of herniated discs (that are not easily surgically repaired) and who knows what else - all of which keep him in constant pain and a numb right leg and hip (and relying on pain pills to give some relief).
Now, he has had a surgical implant of an electronic device that sends signals to the brain, canceling the transmission of pain feelings. I have another friend, a former high school classmate, who had a similar conditon. He has had the implant for years and swears by it. Finally, pain relief. Permanently. I’m hoping this is true for Doug as well. I just don’t want to see him suffer anymore. It is absolutely amazine what medical science can do to day. ••••• Several pals are traveling this holiday season. Kelly Crews, another well known expert in real estate, is in Italy and is sending back photos daily via Facebook of the sights and sounds of that great nation, including The Vatican, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and I fully expect a complete report on the really important questions like . . . “are pizza better in Italy than in America?” Meanwhile, Justin Salter, publisher of the Valley Cener Roadrunner and the Escondido Times Advocate, has become a cruising aficionado, taking
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email@example.com In addition to remarkable photos, etc., you will also learn of all the different breeds of dogs that proved their worth in military combat. The site also offers a membership opportunity and/or you may wish to be placed on their mailing list. It is a nonprofit organization and special mention must be made to Ron Aiello, President; Bucky Grimm, Treasurer, as well as member Bob Thompson, and Bruce Lindsay (artist/sculpture) for U. S. War Dogs’ Memorial. God bless all of these men, mentioned above. They have donated their own blood, sweat, and tears in the pursuit of keeping the legacy of these magnificent War Dogs alive so that we may never forget their supreme sacrifice for you and me.
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Back to Sacramento
On January 4th, 80 State Assembly Members and 40 State Senators will begin the new legislative session. Over 2,000 bills are likely to be introduced in the next few weeks. Thankfully, most will not be controversial. With some exceptions, all legislation must be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel by January 20 with the final submission date of February 17 for the completed bill. Generally, these bills will go through numerous amendments until they are heard in committee in March or April. There are legislative deadlines throughout the spring and into the summer; bills that don’t pass on time can be held as two year bills or simply die. Legislation with a fiscal impact greater than $50,000 for Senate bills or $150,000 for Assembly bills will be referred to their respective
Appropriations Committee’s “Suspense Files.” That simply means these bills require more detailed scrutiny before they go to the floor for a final vote.
All bills must pass through their committees and house of origin by June 2; final passage by both houses is required by the time we adjourn September 15. This final floor vote is often the only time members not assigned to a bill’s specific committees actually see the bill. A bill that doesn't pass may be held for reconsideration in 2018. Even though the partisan makeup in Sacramento is lopsided, with 55 Democrats and 25 Republicans in the Assembly, and 27 Democrats and 13 Republicans in the Senate, I remain optimistic that we will be able to work together on many issues.
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Man About Town Cont. from Page 6
two to three cruises a year.
Again, via Facebook, he sends us photos that make us landlubbers fairly drool at the sights of food, drink, entertainment, and scenic views. I discovered cruising several years ago after Evelyn insisted we go on one. We went on a four day cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel steamer . . . and I was hooked. It is a lifestyle that one only normally dreams of. Later, we went on a seven day Mexican Riviera cruise on board the Holland America cruise ship, “Oosterdam.”
Think of it ladies . . . on a cruise there are no meals to prepare, no tables to set, no dishes to wash, no beds to be made, no laundry to do, you are waited on hand and foot, you are a Queen for as long as the cruise lasts. (And gents . . . do you have any idea of how loving and affectionate that special lady in your life can be when she is pampered morning, noon, and night?) I had argued long and hard, unsuccessfully, as it turned out, that I could not possibly be away from The Paper for more than three days, because of our deadlines. Well, we were and it worked out so well that when we pulled back into San Diego Harbor, I turned to her and said, “Let’s turn around and go back out again tonight.” (The ship disembarked us, then made ready to sail again that very night for a repeat seven day trip. We didn’t go back out, of course. But the desire to do so was still there).
Justin does this crusing adventure on a regular basis. Yes, I envy him. ••••• I was taking Trixie for a walk the other night and Evelyn came down the street, returning from shopping at Costco, and turned the corner toward our home. Trixie recognizes her car and the second she saw mommy coming home she belted off after the car to see her mommy. That little pup pulls me like a sled dog. I’m 225 lbs, she’s, perhaps, 15 . . . but she can pull me along to where I have to run to keep up with her . . . then I start laughing at what must be a comical sight to the neighbors . . . this little bitty dog pulling this somewhat beefy man in the direction of a dark blue Hyundai . . . with the man laughing. The more I pictured this image, the harder I laughed. Then, of course, the minute Trixie reaches mommy she sniffs her once or twice and then goes exploring again.
She is smart, that Trixie. She can spell. It’s gotten so when I ask Evelyn if we should take “her for a R-I-D-E,” she jumps up and twirls round and round; we ain’t fooling her. And Heaven help me if I dare say, before Ms. Evelyn is ready, “does Trixie wanna go for a CAR RIDE?” Again, she goes nuts. And Evelyn glares at me cause she hasn’t put her
face on or combed her hair or changed her shoes. I have learned to keep mum until I know mommy is ready to go, for sure. We just can’t get the pup too excited.
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Once in the car she settles down on my left thigh and looks out the window, the perfect little lady. She absolutely loves to go for car rides. It’s getting so bad I start to feel guilty every time I leave the house and we have to leave her home. I think Trixie has mommy and daddy trained pretty well.
Epilogue: Later, we rescued another pup . . . our “Chug” (Chihuahua/Pug mix) whom we call “Cindy.”
Now we get about six times the love and affection we got when we only had Trixie. (You will soon learn that the more pups you have the more the love and affection grows, exponentially). This Pretty World
I have developed a new technique for meeting people. It seems to work well and, so far, I have not gotten punched in the nose. When we are out dining I will pick out one or two elderly women who are either dining alone or with a gentleman whom I assume is her husband.
I walk up to the table, bend down and say, "We have taken a poll and the vote was unanimous. We've decided you are the prettiest girl in the restaurant." That's all.
Invariably, her eyes light up and she thanks me or gushes forth with girlish comments. She's young again. Someone noticed her and said something nice about how pretty she is. She probably hasn't had anyone tell her how pretty she is for some time. Sometimes, she's not all that pretty. But she loves to hear that, to someone, she is pretty.
I reckon we all want to believe we're pretty . . . at least a little bit.
And, if you think about it, every woman is pretty. You just have to sometimes look a bit harder to really see the prettiness. The smiles I get sure are pretty. And, usually, the gentleman smiles as well.
He's probably glad to be in the company of such a pretty lady.
So far, it works. No punches in the nose by irate husbands or significant others. I shall keep you posted. Now I Understand . . .
Never cared much for Christmas after my two sons learned about Santa Claus . . . Christmas became my least favorite time of year. I dreaded it.
Then my son Kenny presented me with a granddaughter - a little over five years ago. Alex . . . (Alexandra) is a charmer and had grandpa and grandma wrapped
around her little finger. She spent Christmas Eve with us. All day. Now I understand.
Bob Hope: America’s Favorite Funnyman
Bob Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, he was born Leslie Townes Hope, May 29, 1903, in London, England. He would spend most of the 20th century as one of the world’s most famous entertainers – especially among U.S. service men and women. Hope appeared in more than 70 feature films and short films, including a series of "Road" movies with long-time friend, Bing Crosby. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards a record 19 times, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature song.
Hope arrived in America with his family at the age of four and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He began his career in show business in the early 1920s, initially on stage, and began appearing on the radio and in films in 1934. He was praised for his comedy timing, specializing in oneliners and rapid-fire delivery of jokes. Hope moved to Hollywood when Paramount Pictures signed him for the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938, also starring W. C. Fields. As a movie star, he was best known for comedies, especially the highly successful "Road" movies in which he starred with pal Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. She often arrived for filming prepared with her lines, only to be baffled by completely rewritten scripts or ad-lib dialogue between Hope and Crosby. Hope will be remembered for his long career performing USO shows entertaining U.S. military personnel (he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991). He performed his first USO show on May 6, 1941, at March Field near Riverside, and continued to travel and entertain troops for the rest of World War II, later during the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Also in the latter years of the Iran– Iraq War, and the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. During the Vietnam War, Hope had trouble convincing some performers to join him on tour. Anti-war sentiment was high, and Hope's protroop stance made him a target of criticism. Hope recruited his own
family members for USO travel. His wife, singer Dolores, performed from atop an armored vehicle during the Desert Storm tour, and his granddaughter, Miranda, appeared alongside Hope on an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean.
In 1943, John Steinbeck, then a war correspondent, wrote: “When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list. This man drives himself and is driven. It is impossible to see how he can do so much, can cover so much ground, can work so hard, and can be so effective. He works month after month at a pace that would kill most people.” A 1997 act of Congress signed by President Bill Clinton named Hope an "Honorary Veteran." He remarked, "I've been given many awards in my lifetime — but to be numbered among the men and women I admire most — is the greatest honor I have ever received."
In 1985, Hope was presented with the Life Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center Honors, and in 1998 he was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. Upon accepting the appointment, Hope quipped, "I'm speechless. 70 years of ad lib material and I'm speechless."
Hope celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003. He is among a small group of notable centenarians in the field of entertainment. To mark this event, the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles was named "Bob Hope Square." Even at 100, Hope maintained his self-deprecating sense of humor, quipping, "I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type."
In 1998, a prepared obituary by the Associated Press was inadvertently released, prompting Hope's death to be announced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like Mark Twain before him, Hope reckoned the report “was greatly exaggerated” – by five years. On the morning of July 27, 2003, two months after his 100th birthday, Hope died of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake. When asked on his deathbed where he wanted to be buried, Hope had told his wife, "Surprise me."He was interred in the Bob Hope Memorial Garden at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles, joined in 2011 by wife Dolores, who died four months after her 102nd birthday.
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Vista will meet 10:30am Wednesday, January 11th, at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The speaker will be Nancy B. Jones, Director of Children's Programs at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens and president of the Woman’s Club. "Farmer Jones" will be sharing the “EcoKids in Nature" program provided for children at the Gardens - classes, field trips and festivals - which won the "Club Creativity" award from International General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) in 2016. Luncheon is $18. All are welcome. Call 760.822.6824; or visit the website www.womansclubofvista.org.
Brandeis University Professor to Address Local Group – The San Dieguito Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee presents the annual outreach provided by Brandeis University, University on Wheels, at a luncheon at The Crossings
in Carlsbad, Wednesday, January 11 at 11am. Each year during winter break, professors from the university travel the country, speaking to the chapters whose purpose is to support Brandeis University and provide scholarships. This year, Dr. Don Katz of the Department of Psychology will present “Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion”. Dr. Katz will explain why things taste the way they do, and how our brains discern ‘yummy’ from ‘yuck’. More scientifically, it’s called gustatory perception – a neuroscience dealing with the taste of food. The Crossings is located at 5800 The Crossings Drive, at the Carlsbad Golf Course. Cost is $55 or $65 (partly tax deductible), to benefit the BNC Scholarship Campaign. For information, menu choices and reservations, call 858.487.1422 by Monday, January 2nd.
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we get there?"
The other says: "We'll lie and say we only found two."
A woman phoned her blonde neighbor man and said: "Close your curtains the next time you and your wife are having sex. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday." To which the blonde man replied: "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home
A bloke walks into a Glasgow library and says to the prim librarian, 'Excuse me Miss, dey ye hae ony books on suicide?'
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To which she stops doing her tasks, looks at him over the top of her glasses and says, 'Bugger off, ye'll no bring it back” God Bless the Irish
Paddy: Mick, I’m getting a circumcision tomorrow. Mick: I had that done when I was a few days old. Paddy: Does it hurt?
Mick: Well, I couldn’t walk for about a year. Dear God, please send clothes for all those poor ladies on grandpa's computer. Amen
The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.
My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.
My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then. I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?” The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something. On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week. Whereas, a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is very upsetting news to me. I had no idea I was Japanese.
I can’t understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women’s clothing line named, “Sag Harbor.” I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos. What is it about a car that makes people think we can't see them pick their noses? Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!
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was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk all the time. ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS:
The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content.
I live in my own little world, but it's OK. Everyone knows me here. I saw a very large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Left Tackle?” I don't do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
create a secure and abundant water supply for irrigation including parks, road Escondido has been working on a project medians, golf courses and agricultural to recycle water and use it for agricultural uses. Third, it frees up clean drinking irrigation. This project has broad water for residential and commercial uses. support because it achieves multiple I strongly support the reclaimed water goals. project because it will help retain our First, it saves the City from spending agricultural industry and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to expand money. This is a smart investment in our sewer outfall – the pipe that carries infrastructure and water self-reliance and recycled water from our sewer treatment we need to see it through. However, we plant out into the ocean. Second, it helps are struggling to complete one critical
life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
No one ever says, "It's only a game!" when their team's winning.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't need the freakin' class!
Every day I beat my previous record of consecutive days I've stayed alive.
Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool? Marriage changes passion . . . suddenly you're in bed with a relative. Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked? Snowmen
I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected.
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Snowball, a 5-year-old Domestic Longhair, is looking for a calm, quiet home to share her love. She was brought to our shelter when her previous family had a new baby and all the changes were much too scary for poor Snowball. She’s very shy at first, but if you talk to her in soft, sweet tone and toss her a few treats, she’ll soon blossom into an affectionate, loving companion. Snowball is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275. Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em!
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Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
Wouldn't you know it! Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever. Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
stage of recycling the water – desalination. This step requires industrial type processing that unfortunately has been approved by the Planning Commission to be built in a neighborhood area. We can do better. Industrial used/s belong in industrial areas. This issue will be heard on appeal at the City Council meeting on January 11, 2017. Please attend to hear details and share your thoughts.
est. Corned beef hash is basically Alpo for people. In the Jello®-sponsored beauty contest, she was named, Miss Congealiality.
OK. Two words I most definitely do not need to hear together. "Discount Sushi." You guys, why does the chimney smell like burning hair and screaming? It's too dark under here. I can't see if the tree has water or not. Can you hand me that candle?
I think if lions got over their fear of chairs, the circus would be a lot more fun to watch.
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New Year’s Day comes once a year – January 1, but it is only in some countries and areas. There appears to not be anything sacred about it. Perhaps the biggest appeal for the Western world and culture is the changing of the calendar, which means our financial and business transactions take on a different date. Also, for many, it is party time, which involves, for some, lots of drinking to drown the disappoints of the past year and hopefully, a change for better days in the new year and maybe a New Year’s kiss. Yet, do things really change? Other cultures, which celebrate a New Year’s event, seek change. The Jewish New Year event called Rosh Hashanah on October 2, celebrates
The bottle is half drunk and so am I.
the creation of the world, having a time of self-examination, making things right out of the wronged, and having a determination to not replay the wrong in the New Year. This is called repentance. The Chinese follow the zodiac, this year being the rooster, and having family reunions, as well as sweeping the house of all ill-fortune to make way for good incoming luck. Most cultures have a day in the year that marks some kind of change.
Again, we ask the question, will changing the calendar from December 31 to January 1 make any difference? The answer depends on us. It is a good time to review our lives and ask what we would like different. If we want forgiveness for past transgressions, we ask for it from God and those we have wronged. The responsibility for changed behavior, attitudes, relationships, achievements, and even feelings is ours, not God’s. The Bible gives us the right perspective with the teaching, “Whatever a person sows is what one will reap” and we can “Chose this day who (or what) we will serve.” This tells us that the future is ours and we determine the outcome. Of course, some things are beyond our control, such as an earthquake and its consequences. For the most part, we can live with the confidence that God wants only the best for us in 2017 in our love for Him and His love for us.
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Christmas tree and holiday recycling
Did you know t h a t Christmas trees cause about 200 fires annually that result in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage? EDCO customers can place their tree curbside on their regular collection day during the two weeks after Christmas, Dec. 26 through Jan. 9, at no extra charge.
Marcos. With family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and be diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.
For more information about tree As the holidays wrap-up, and holiday recycling, call (760) remember to keep the green in San 744-2700. Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
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Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center since 2010, is scheduled for Sunday, January 15th. The full Marathon starts at 6:15am, and Half Marathon at 7:45am, from The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real. About 8,000 runners and walkers from all over the United States and many foreign countries are expected to participate in the race weekend festivities, announced In Motion, Inc., the event organizer. The Carlsbad Marathon works with 15 charities that use the event to raise funds and awareness through their association with the event. Race participants are encouraged to “run for a reason” by raising funds for one or more of the organizations. There will be live bands, volunteers, and thousands of spectators at every mile, offering encouragement. Upon crossing the finish line, participants are presented with a finisher’s medal, Mylar blanket and Nom Nom food bag before entering a celebratory festival that includes live music, refreshments and a beer garden for those 21 and older. Participants in the marathon and half marathon will receive a high-quality, technical fabric 1/4 zip pullover in addition to Carlsbad’s signature long-sleeve race shirt.
The race weekend includes a two-day Health & Lifestyle Expo on Friday, January 13, from 12-6pm, and Saturday, the 14th from 10am5pm. On Saturday, at 8am, will be the Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland California, a non-competitive 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities – run, walk, skip, stroll, even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back, concluding at 10am. At this time, registered participants age 12 and under can enter the park free and parents can enter for 50% off admission. For details, visit the website at www.carlsbadmarathon.com. Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series – welcomes the New Year with the Peter Sprague Trio performing Brazilian-style jazz on Saturday, January 14, at 3pm, in the Turrentine Room of the Library at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. The trio features virtuoso guitarist Peter Sprague, singer and per-
cussionist Leonard Patton, and accomplished saxophonist Tripp Sprague. Influenced by Latin jazz pioneers such as Chick Corea and Sergio Mendes, the group has combined their deep love of Brazilian music, American pop, and jazz to create a sound and style uniquely their own. The February 11th concert will present the return of San Diego Opera’s “Opera Exposed!” with Dr. Nicholas Reveles and a talented group of soloists. For more information about this and future performances that run through May 2017, visit library.escondido.org/concerts, or contact Librarian David Frazee at 760.839.4211. This Concert Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library; is free and open to the public. Leadership Academy: Conflict Resolution – The North San Diego Business Chamber will be holding a Leadership Program on Tuesday, January 17, from 8am-5pm, at the Chamber Office, 10p875 Rancho Bernardo Road, #104, San Diego, 92127. This program is on Conflict Resolution, and is limited to 20 participants. Other Chamber upcoming events are the Regional Connect Networking on January 11at AleSmith Brewing Co.; Member Orientation on January 25 at the Chamber office, and San Diego Women’s Week this year is March 20-24th. For reservation or information, contact the Chamber at 858.487.1767.
NARFE Meeting to Hear About Tax Changes - The National Active and Retired Federal Employee (NARFE) Association will be hosting Dale Huffman, a Certified Public Accountant, at the monthly chapter meeting on Thursday, January 19th at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, from 2-3:30pm. Mr. Huffman will speak on what tax changes to expect for this year and answer general tax questions. Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the public. NARFE will conduct a business meeting from 1:30-2pm. NARFE is a non-profit organization that works in the best interest of all Federal employees and retirees and their families. Visit narfechapter706.org.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Recycling Christmas Trees
During this time of year, many residents ask how they can dispose of their Christmas tree. The city’s contracted waste-hauler, EDCO, provides for customers to place trees curbside on their regular collection at no extra charge beginning Monday, December 26 through the month of January. Trimmings/stand must be removed. Organic decorations, such as natural garland and wreathes, can also be placed in the residential designated yard waste container. Two central drop-off locations will be available December 26 through January 9: (1) public parking lot between S. Santa Fe Avenue and
Mercantile Street (523 S. Santa Fe Avenue) and (2) the parking lot on the corner of S. Melrose & Shadowridge drives. For more information, residents should contact EDCO at 760.727.1600. Did you know Vista residents can drop off used motor oil and filters at the HHW facility located at 1145 E. Taylor Street? Antifreeze, auto batteries, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps, and other HHW can be dropped off. The facility is open to Vista residents; proof of residency is required. No appointment is necessary and there is no direct fee to the resident. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (closed on holiday weekends).
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Oceanside Craft Beer & Food Festival Come join us on birthday month, VIP admission is S a t u r d a y , free! All guests joining the birthday January 28th, VIP group will need to email for a walk- email@example.com and enter around outdoor the birthday guest name for group event at the Jr. Seau Pier entrance. There will be a separate Amphitheatre. The Craft Beer & VIP line for early access to the Food festival takes place from festival. General admission includes 2:00pm to 6:00pm and celebrates unlimited beer tasting, souvenir craft beer, gourmet food and live tasting cups and access to gourmet music, with headliners Knight food trucks. VIP deals include 1 hour Ryders 80’s and 90’s band, and is a early access, unlimited beer tasting, collaborative effort of many free mimosa bar, souvenir tasting breweries combining to raise money cups, access to gourmet food trucks for local non-profit organization, and a free decked out pretzel Community Aid Project for necklace. Participants must be 21 or Education. Multiple local and older and children are not allowed. regional breweries and local chefs For ticket prices and more will be competing for your catering information, log on to business. If this event falls on your www.chugginbrews.com. The Most Meaningful & Impactful 5K Returns to Carlsbad – Each year a quarter of a million children in the U.S., including more than 1200 in San Diego County, are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) has been helping these children and families with financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situations. More than 90% of all funds raised go directly to the programs to assist these families and children. MTF announced their largest fundraiser of the year – their eighth annual 5K Run/Walk will take place on February 4th at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad, from 8:30am-12:30pm. The theme will be “Bring Out The Warrior Within to Help a Warrior Child,” themed around these Warrior Children who fight every day for their lives. In addition to the Run/Walk, a kids’ obstacle course with prizes, warrior trophy awarded to largest team, music, and food will set the stage for a great day for the entire family. The funds raised from this event will benefit the families in these grave situations. The event is again made possible by the support of sponsors, including Independent Financial Group, DATRON, Mission Federal Credit Union, and NRG Energy. Information, online registration or to donate can be found at www.mitchellthorp.org. MTF is a public
501(c)(3) organization, commemorating Mitchell’s shortened life of 18 years and his five-year heroic struggle against an undiagnosed illness.
Support Initiative to Install 10 Murals – MainStreet Oceanside Design Committee is requesting your support for the Oceanside Mural Initiative (OMI). The program is intended to elevate the art culture in downtown Oceanside and give locals and tourists a place to visit and enjoy with their friends and family. The OMI program is volunteer driven, facilitated by MSO, and is taking full liability for this project. However, your support is needed to ensure that the muralists are compensated for their work and to allow us to maintain the murals in the community. Community members are asked to pledge at least $5 (the price for a cup of coffee) to the GoFundMe campaign in hopes of raising $10,000. MainStreet Oceanside will match up to $10,000 to roll out phase 1 of the OMI program. The hope is that you can see the value in improving the image and promoting Oceanside as an arts destination. The goal is $10,000 of which $1,230 has been donated.
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The Paper • Page 12 • December 29, 2016 lously. Bill grinned and piped, “I’m doing our year- end software audit.”
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Flashlight in hand I groped down the hall. Nome trailed a few steps behind. A high-pitched mumble seemed to be coming from the den. “It sounds like elves” I whispered. We peeked in to the den. A sleigh sat just outside the open window. Our computers were on and an unruly mop of hair bobbed up and down on each screen. As we watched, the head slowly did a 360 degree rotation and then turned to face us. It was BILL GATES. “What are you doing on my computer at two in the morning,” I asked incredu-
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“What the heck is a EULA?” I asked heatedly. “Everyone knows it’s the End User License Agreement of course. All Microsoft products have them,” he continued.
Bill pointed his finger at Nome “It appears that you’ve installed Office 2016 on two computers with only one product key. That’s a clear violation of your EULA.” Nome cringed. “I got it for my computer and he installed it on his while I wasn’t looking.”
“No he’s not,” said a shadowy figure who’d been sitting quietly in the sleigh. “Oh that’s just Warren Buffett. He rides along with me every year to keep an eye on his investments. Anyway, the money isn’t all for me,” said Gates defiantly, “My foundation spends billions of dollars every year to fight disease in underdeveloped countries.”
Nome looked sheepish. “I’m sorry mister Gates, I’d forgotten that your foundation provides millions of flu shots each year for the working poor in India.”
“Quite right you know,” said Bill proud-
ly. “A flu epidemic in India could wipe out my entire customer service organization. When you’re only paying people 22 cents an hour it pays to keep them healthy.”
“Well ta-ta,” said Bill cheerfully, “we’ve a lot of ground to cover tonight and my GPS is acting up.”
The shadowy figure in the sleigh chuckled. “I told you not to put Windows 10 on your computer, Bill; you should have stuck with Windows 7 like me and everyone else”. “Mind your own business Warren, and move over.”
We listened to them argue as the sleigh faded from sight.
They both looked at me. “OK, OK sure I did it, but everyone does it, right?” I said defensively. “That is precisely the attitude that’s leading America down the primrose path to moral decay,” said Gates sternly. “What will you do with the audit information?” I asked.
Bill adjusted his glasses; “next week you and millions of other scofflaws like you will get an invoice for the software you pirated, plus interest.” Nome threw her hands up in dismay “Why are you doing this? You’re already
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030535 The name of the business: The Farmhouse West, located at 240 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, Ca. 92075. This business is registered by: Jill Groff 29130 Laurel Valley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was11/25/16. /s/ Jill Groff This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/29/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29/2016
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Blessings! The team at Charity Wings Art & Craft Center wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership, and look forward to creating with you in the years to come. Not a member yet? Your $10/month limited membership supports the mission to give the gift of art to other charities that save our pets, save our planet and save our lives. Please join today. And that’s not all … On January 21st, 9am-9pm, join the Creative Crop at the Center. Bring your mixed media, scrapbooking, sewing, mosaic, or any other craft project to the Center. Spend 12 fun-filled hours with friends making use of Sizzix die cut machines, sewing machines, paper, adhesives, whatever elements and embellishments to create your inspired projects. Opportunities to win prizes and a loot bag worth more than the registration fee. Register now; Charity Wings, The Quad San Marcos, 251 N. City Drive, Suite 127, San Marcos, 92078.
Give Your Heart to the Arts – California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE), is asking you to double your impact today – if you Love the Arts! CCAE has been building a thriving arts community for over 22 years. Because of the support of our members, sponsors, and patrons, our arts education and community outreach programs reach over 75,000 people annually. As part of our year-end matching campaign, nearly 70 donors have already raised $35,195 for the arts! Thanks to a matching grant from the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, you can help us grow these programs for youth, families, and the community in 2017. Give your heart to the arts. All new memberships or increased gifts given through December 31, 2016 will be DOUBLED by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, up to $50,000.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030696 The name of the business: Mugg’s Family BBQ Sauce, located at 1208 Violet Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Oak Creek Investments 208 Violet Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was11/01/16. /s/ David R. Mugg, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29/2016
With your help, we will meet our goal. We only need to raise $14,805 by December 31st. Please donate today. www.Artcenter.org, or call 800.988.4253.
Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteers Needed for Vista - Are you retired? Bored? Looking for something to do? Something worthwhile and useful? Perhaps something fun and interesting…give us a call at 760-940-4434 and ask for the Sheriff ’s Senior Volunteer Recruiter. We are looking for men and women who meet the basic requirements; at least 50 years old, an American Citizen, and can pass a background check for our volunteer patrol service within the city of Vista. Candidates need to be available for an interview, then a background check, then do a short two-week academy. A marked vehicle is provided for a two-person patrol within the boundaries of the city of Vista. You will be authorized to place citations on vehicles that are parked illegally in handicapped parking and/or fire lanes, look for vandalism, graffiti, and other misconducts. Every day is different and exciting and above all, a direct support of our local law enforcement and the community of Vista.
Kids in the Garden Class is Saturday, January 14th - at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista (inside Brengle Terrace Park). This month’s class will be “Recycled Art and Art Tour,” from 10am-12noon, and will feature handson activities. Children will use recycled stuff to make new art, then discover art in the Gardens with Farmer Jones. Class fee is $5/child, which supports the garden. Accompanying adults pay the garden entry fee of $5/person and stay with their children. The class is free for AVBG Members. Registration includes visit to the 14-acre Gardens. Donations and sponsorships are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is required at email@example.com or by calling 760.822.6824. Farmer Jones is a retired elementary teacher with 28 years
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030709 The name of the business: Britnee Sapp Designs, located at 813 Warmlands Ave., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is registered by: Britnee Sapp 813 Warmlands Ave. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Britnee Sapp This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032166 The name of the business: Electric Power Solutions, located at 4212 Linda Vita Drive, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028. This business is registered by: Israel Lopez 4212 Linda Vista Drive Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Israel Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/16. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032538 The name of the business: Abigails Medical Supplies, Inc., located at 3837 Plaza Dr. #802, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Abigails Medical Supplies, Inc. 3837 Plaza Dr. #810 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/01/16. /s/ Abigail Newsome, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/16. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031257 The name of the business: Harp Construction, located at 306 N. West El Norte Parkway, #426, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is registered by: Denis W. Hobson 29591 Castle Creek Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Denis W. Hobson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
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American Legion Auxiliary Donates to Veterans’ Resource Center – Recently, Linda Milford, Chair of VA&R and Community Services of the American Legion Post 149's Auxiliary, presented ten $15 WalMart gift cards, along with three boxes of hard bound reading books and eleven bags filled with hygiene items to Ken Meredith, Veterans Advocate, Interfaith Community Services. The items will be for veterans as they recover after being referred to the facility by local hospitals.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031560 The name of the business: Strawberry Cleaners, located at 1245 North Las Flores Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Paulina Cortez Luna 1245 N. Las Flores Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Paulina Cortez Luna This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/051, 01/12/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031272 The name of the business: Vecino Market, located at 995 Postal Way, Vista, CA. 92083. This business is registered by: B & G Market, Inc. 500 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/08/16. /s/ Gihad Hamideh, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/08/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031777 The name of the business: Barnes Consulting, located at 2731 La Colina Dr., Escondido, Ca. 92027. This business is registered by: Richard Stebbins Barnes 2731 La Colina Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Richard Stebbins Barnes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/14/2016. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031834 The name of the business: The Brig RV Storage, located at 27018 North Broadway, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is registered by: Patache Holdings, LLC 1237 Green Oak Rd. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Karl W. Gailey, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/15/2016. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030214 The name of the business: Blue Mountain Dentistry, located at 6171 Mission Gorge Rd., #114, San Diego, CA. 92120. This business is registered by: Morteza Khatibzadeh 6171 Mission Gorge Road #114 San Diego, Ca. 92120. The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Morteza Khatirzadeh, Blue Mountain Dentistry This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05 and 1/12/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031350 The name of the business: Franchise Watchdog, Cool Kidz Watches, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinsripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr..#100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032086 The name of the business:Days Inn Oceanside, Days Inn at the Coast, located at 1501 Carmelo Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: Harborview Inn LLC 1501Carmelo Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92054 The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/21/1997. /s/Nayan B. Patel, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/19/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05 and 1/12/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032175 The name of the business: Melrose Gas, located at 210 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Melrose Valero Inc. 210 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/20/16. /s/Evan Yousef, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/16. 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05 and 1/12/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031873 The name of the business: LivingShiny, LivingShiny Photography, located at 2222 Baxter Canyon Road, Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Michelle Ann Hoppe 2222 Baxter Canyon Road Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Michelle Ann Hoppe This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/1516. 12/22, 12/29/2016, 01/05 and 01/12/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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Call 760.747.7119 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032607 The name of the business: Pretty Nails, located t 132 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is registered by: Tam Nguyen 26252 White Ave., Hemet, Ca. 92545 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Tam Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/23/2016. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031451 The name of the business: InXpress, located at 1265 Carlsbad Village Dr. #100,, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: NYPinstripes, LLC 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive. #100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 The business is conducted by a LImited Liability Company. First day of business was 5/1/2011. /s/ Christpher J. Lopez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/20<None>16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031611 The name of the business: City Cable, located at 2151 Via Esmarca, #3, Oceanside, Ca., 92054. This business is registered by: Mladjen Raicevic 2151 Via Esmarca #3 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Mladjen Raicevic This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/13/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-032554 The name of the business: Produce Lite, Inc., located at 757 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #4, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Produce Lite, Inc. 757 N. Twin Oaks Valleyo Rd. #4 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Carlos Jauregui, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/23/16. 12/29/2016 and 01/05, 01/12, and 01/19/2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030351 The name of the business: Pelican Replacement Windows, located at 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Pelican Glass Inc. 2210 La Mirada Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2003. /s/Timothy D. Skeer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/22, 12/29, 01/05 & 01/12/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030667 The name of the business: San Diego Senior Services, located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/16. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/302016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030984 The name of the business: Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures, located at 1439 Linda Sue Lane, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Pacific Rim Adventures, INc. 1439 Linda Sue Lane Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/11/11. /s/ James Lawson, CEO/President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030726 The name of the business: Hair Design & Nail Studio, located at 250-D West Crest St., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprise, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd., #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/30/16. /s/Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030606 The name of the business: Memories Party Rental, located at 808 Via Bella Donna, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose L. and Hilda Garcia 808 Via Bella Donna San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Hilda Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-028562 The name of the business: KIRA Rescue, K9 International Rescue Association, located at 2846 Cazadero Dr., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Susan C. Rhodes 192 Santa Clara Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/14. /s/ Susan Rhodes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2016 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, and 12/22/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030079 The name of the business: Coastal General Construction, located at 3234 Waring Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Raul Anguiano 3234 Waring Rd. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Raul Anguiano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031373 The name of the business: Premier Property Management, located at 3415 Corte Panorama, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. This business is registered by: Angelina Wong 3415 Corte Panorama Carlsbad, CA. 92009 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/20/08. /s/ Angelina Wong This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/09/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030732 The name of the business: Santa Ana Fresh Mexican Food, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd. Suite N, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Julio Posada Lopez 1195 Caminito Amarillo San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Julio Posada Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/01/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030210 The name of the business: Bethel Carpet Cleaning, located at 1030 Stephanie Ct., Apt. 104, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Jose Roberto Gonzalez 1030 Stephanie Ct. Apt 104 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jose Roberto Gonzalez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/22/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030664 The name of the business: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc., located at 3777 Via Baldona, Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: Homescapes Home Staging San Diego, Inc. 3777 Via Baldona Oceanside, Ca. 92056 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/13/15. /s/ Judith Burzell, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030912 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 360 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030913 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 368 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030906 The name of the business: Liberty Triplex, located at 354 LIberty Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Renato D. and Rosina Gabriele, Trustees of the Gabriele Trust 2088 Hawley Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 The business is conducted by a trust. First day of business was 2/01/06. /s/ Rosina Gabriele, Trustee of the Gabriele Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
CITATION FOR FREEEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL Case Number AN15784 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. MELROSE DR. SUITE 130 VISTA, CA. 92081
To: MARCOS MARTINEZ DELGADO
You are advised that you are required to appear in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department 25 at the court location indicated above on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM to show cause, if you have any, why ADRIEN JAYDEN AVILA, minor, should not be declared free from parental custody and control (*for the purpose of placement for adoption) as requested in the petition.
You are advised that if the parent(s) are present at the time and place above stated the judge will read the petition and, if requested, may explain the effect of the granting of the petition and, if requested, the judge shall explain any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appointment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time. Date: 11/28/16
Clerk of the Superior Court /s/M. Garcia, Deputy 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030320 The name of the business: Fantastic Sams, located at 3915 Mission Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92054. This business is registered by: JAG Enterprises, Inc. 2416 S. Escondido Blvd, #117 Escondido, Ca. 92025 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/23/16. /s/ Andrea Gruber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/23/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Soul
Trotters, located at 1627 Sagewood
Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078.
This business is registered by:
Bradley D. Vilen
1627 Sagewood Way
San Marcos, Ca. 92078
The business is conducted by an indi-
First day of business was n/a.
/s/ Bradley D. Vilen
This statement was filed with Ernest J.
Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County on 11/15/2016
12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030927 The name of the business: Wild World Adventures, located at 4556 Lambeth Court, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: James L. Gross 4556 Lambeth Ct. Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/21/2010. /s/ James L. Gross This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/02/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-030128 The name of the business: Baseball Science Institute, located at 1330 Specialty Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081. This business is registered by: Philip Wilson 17156 Pacato Way San Diego, Ca. 92128 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Philip Wilson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/21/2016 12/08, 12/15, 12/22 and 12/29/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031094 The name of the business: Blue Diamond Rentals, located at 360 N. El Camino Real #2A, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. This business is registered by: Blue Diamond Property Management, Inc. 360 N. El Camino Real #2a Encinitas, Ca. 92024 The business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/2012. /s/ Samantha Easton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/06/2016 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-029678 The name of the business: Elle Kay Fit, located at 3330 Harding St., #F, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. This business is registered by: Lia Kinn 3330 Harding St. #F Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Lia Kinn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/16/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031161 The name of the business: California’s Finest Detail, located at 519 Ammunition Rd., #7, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is registered by: Frank Jr., Perez 519 Ammunition Rd. #7 Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 The business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Frank Jr. Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/07/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/05/2017.
Notice is Hereby Given,
The Law Office of Willian L Conti, San Marcos, CA. is closed. Thirty days after the first publication of this ad, ALL Client Personal Files, are to be destroyed if left unclaimed by the Client of Record. To claim a Client File, Please E-mail, Keniebruns@cox.net and use: W.Conti. as “Subject”. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 1/05/2017
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-031516 The name of the business: RHR Austin Strategies, located at 547 Parsons Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069., This business is registered by: Juanita C and Asahel Hayes 547 Parsons Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 The business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 12/01/2016. /s/ Juanita C. Hayes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/16. 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2016 and 01/052017.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; ANNEXATION TO EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY COUNCIL of the CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA (the “City Council”), desires to consider the annexation of territory to an existing Community Facilities District pursuant to the provisions of the “Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982”, the existing Community Facilities District having been designated as COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 98-02 (LIGHTING, LANDSCAPING, OPEN SPACE AND PRESERVE MAINTENANCE) (the “District”), said annexed area to be designated as COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 98-02 (LIGHTING, LANDSCAPING, OPEN SPACE AND PRESERVE MAINTENANCE), ANNEXATION NO. 125, IMPROVEMENT AREA F-56 (the “Territory”). DESCRIPTION OF ANNEXATION AREA: All that area of proposed taxable land which is included within the boundaries as shown on a map designated as ANNEXATION NO. 125, IMPROVEMENT AREA F-56 or the District. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The proposed services to be provided to the Territory are generally described as the maintenance, operation, and management of the following types of facilities and properties: A. Public lighting and appurtenant facilities, including, but not limited to street lighting and traffic signals; B. Median landscaping and appurtenant facilities; C. Parkway landscaping and appurtenant facilities; D. Public or private property required by the City of San Marcos to be maintained as passive open space areas, including, but not limited to, passive open space areas, habitat preservation areas, slope areas, brush management areas, concrete brow ditches, and earthen/natural drainage channels and appurtenances; and E. Active open space areas including parks and trails and appurtenances. For a full and complete description of the public services, reference is made to the final Special Tax Report for the District, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.
The types of services proposed to be provided in the Territory include those maintenance services described above plus the maintenance, operation and management of the following facilities A. Urban Trail; B. Landscape; C. Trees; D. Sidewalk; and E. Biofiltration Units. PUBLIC HEARING: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE 10th DAY OF JANUARY, 2017 AT THE HOUR OF 6:00 P.M., IN THE REGULAR MEETING PLACE OF THE CITY COUNCIL, BEING THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 1 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA, AT WHICH TIME THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS WILL HEAR ALL EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY BY ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, PROPERTY OWNERS, VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS, RELATING GENERALLY TO THE FOLLOWING: A. Authorization to annex territory to the District; B. Authorization to levy special taxes in the Territory. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED, INCLUDING PROPERTY OWNERS AND REGISTERED VOTERS, MAY APPEAR AND PRESENT EVIDENCE AND
TESTIMONY RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY TO THE DISTRICT. ANY PROTEST PERTAINING TO THE REGULARITY OF THE PROCEEDINGS TO ANNEX TERRITORY TO THE DISTRICT MUST BE IN WRITING, AND SHALL BE FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK ON OR BEFORE THE TIME SET FOR THE HEARING. IF A MAJORITY PROTEST IS TIMELY FILED AGAINST THE ANNEXATION OF THE TERRITORY, THE LEGISLATIVE BODY SHALL ABANDON THE PROCEEDINGS OR MODIFY THE PROCEEDINGS. IF SUCH MAJORITY PROTEST IS LIMITED TO CERTAIN SERVICES OR SPECIAL TAX, THOSE SERVICES OR THAT TAX SHALL BE ELIMINATED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY. SPECIAL TAX: The services shall be financed through the levy of special taxes on all property within the District, as well as the Territory. For particulars as to the method of apportionment of the special tax, reference is made to the Resolution of Intention to Annex Territory which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and available for inspection during normal office hours. ELECTION: Following the conclusion of the public hearing, the annexation proposition shall be submitted to the qualified electors, being the property owners, with each owner having one (1) vote per acre or portion thereof of land owned within the Territory. INQUIRIES: For any questions relating to the proceedings or any particulars, please contact the following designated person: LEWIS CLAPP, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, CITY OF SAN MARCOS, 1 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SAN MARCOS, CA 92069-2949, TELEPHONE: (760) 744-1050, EXT. 3214. For further particulars, reference is made to the Resolution of Intention to Annex Territory, as said Resolution has been approved and is on file with the transcript of these proceedings and open for public inspection. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, Second Floor, San Marcos, CA, 92069. PD: 12/29/16 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2016-00044536-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Roberto Cesar EstrellaValencia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Roberto Cesar Estrella-Valencia, Roberto Cesar Estrella, Roberto C. Estrella, to Proposed name(s) respectively: Ivan Roberto Estrella, Ivan Roberto Estrella, Ivan Roberto Estrella. 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 objection 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: February 6, 2017, 8:30a.m., Department 26. 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 12/19/2016. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 12/29/2016, 01/05, 01/12 & 01/19/2017
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