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Volume 51 - No. 52

By Friedrich Gomez

A recent 2021 scientific research found that humans tend to categorize and over-simplify their worldview for more convenient, simplified understanding. However, such over-simplification and generalization can distort actual truth.

AMERICA’S “SILENT MAJORITY” REMAINS LARGELY UNRECOGNIZED. One example The Paper - 760.747.7119

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is the over-simplified, but erroneous, notion that America (today) is fundamentally composed of mostly European English heritage; an academic notion, unintentionally, internalized from K-12. From kindergarten onward, we are appropriately and (accurately) taught that England is, historically, our Mother Country, along with learning our rudimentary ABCs. However, children are not good at abstract thinking during their formative years, so as cultural and social

scientists concur: “Growing into adulthood we have the tendency to (inaccurately) extrapolate simple facts into (inaccurate) generalities. For example: England is our Mother Country, therefore, America is fundamentally comprised of, mostly, EnglishAmericans today. This is an inaccurate assumption.” (“America’s True Emerging Identity: German-American Ancestry Today,” Official U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) of Racial/Ethnic Demography.) The genuine answer as to who are the real majority ethnic/racial group in America, resides in the following

voluminous query:

“What do General George Custer (of Little Big Horn legacy), U. S. President Herbert Hoover, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Armstrong was the first human to walk on the Moon & Buzz Aldrin was the second, following Armstrong just nineteen minutes later), J. Edgar Hoover (iconic FBI director), Walt Disney, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Fred Astaire (Hollywood dancer/movie star), John D. Rockefeller, former President Donald Trump, and actors Leonardo Di Caprio and Johnny Depp – all have in common?”

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Answer: All of the paradigmatic individuals cited above share a common measure of German heritage. And that is only a thumbnail list.

ROCKEFELLER WAS GERMANAMERICAN WHO SHAPED AMERICA & WAS FAR RICHER THAN JEFF BEZOS TODAY! The Rockefeller family originated in Rhineland in Germany, and family members moved to the Americas in the early 18th century, while through Eliza Davison, with family roots in Middlesex County in New Jersey, John D. Rockefeller and William Rockefeller, Jr. and their descendants are also of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Incredibly, John D. Rockefeller (business magnate and philanthropist) is widely considered to be the wealthiest American of all-time, and the richest human being in all of modern history!

Rockefeller’s estimated net worth of $1.4-billion in olden day money would be several hundred billion dollars today! For scale: Rockefeller would have (three times) more than the richest person today, Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is estimated at $201.7 billion.

HISTORICAL & CULTURAL IMPACT OF GERMAN-AMERICANS IN SHAPING THE U. S. TODAY. It may come as a complete

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

TODAY'S SURVIVAL TIP Next time you are too drunk to drive, Walk to the nearest pizza shop, Place an order, And when they go to deliver it, Catch a ride home with them.

This guy walks into a psychiatrist's office with a duck on his head. "May I help you?" politely inquires the the psychiatrist. "Yeah," says the duck. "Get this guy off my butt! I was deeply impressed by memo concerning the dyslexic sinner who sold his soul to Santa. It reminded me of the dyslexic agnostic who lay awake at night wondering if there was a dog.

As a child, these were a few of my favorite Carol lyrics: Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly; We three kings of porridge and tar; He's makin a list, chicken and rice;

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surprise to most that the largest single ethnic group in America today are not the English, or Irish, or Hispanics, as many might surmise -but German.

Yes, England is still historically referred to as our “Mother Country,” and our Founding Fathers were, in large numbers, English, as were most of the early presidents of the United States who claimed English ancestry. Academics on this subject are more surgically precise: “The extent of English heritage varies with earlier presidents being predominantly of colonial English Yankee stock.”

Perhaps a broader and more accurate ethnic analysis would be to surmise that the lineage of most early American Presidents to have been predominantly of (British) origin. In essence, all of our U. S. Presidents were/are of multi-ethnic origin, such as Richard Nixon who was of Scotch, Irish, English, and German lineage, to cite only one example. German-American influence on America’s cultural landscape remains widely unnoticed.

It still surprises many today that modern 20th-century U. S. Presidents such as Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke fluent German. In contrast, the British influence is

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You'll go down in Listerine; Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay.

I'm going to retire and live off my savings. What I'll do on the second day, I have no idea... You can tell a lot about a woman just by her hands. If she's holding a gun, for example, she's probably angry. I don't really like to write my plans down on a daily planner.

Sure as hell, some fancy pants lawyer is going to start throwing the word "premeditated" around in some court room.

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind ... especially if you are familiar with the elderly. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift today. Dear Lincoln Elementary,

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Springer Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness

By Sean Dietrich

Last night we stood in a long line for the symphony, waiting to get into the theater. My wife and I were dressed in our finest Christmas clothes purchased from T.J. Maxx.

forget that. No matter how bad it gets, remember your daddy loves you.” He spoke so sincerely it hurt.

There was light frost on the sidewalk. I was rubbing my hands together, trying not to freeze off my Blessed Assurance.

Also in line was an old couple. They were conversing in a foreign language. Their skin was olive; their hair was cotton. They were dressed in fancy clothes, the kind they don’t sell at T.J. Maxx.

The first person who caught my eye was a construction worker across the street, wearing a watch cap. He was talking on a phone, smoking a cigarette. It sounded like he was speaking to a child.

I don’t know what their strange words meant, but if I had to guess, they were probably saying, “It’s cold enough to freeze the nuts off a pecan tree.”

So I did some people-watching to keep my mind off the cold.

“Don’t cry, sweetheart,” the man said. “Daddy loves you. Don’t ever to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.

The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my prayers.

She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to kiss my ass. Thank you for that opportunity. Sincerely, Agnes

A SHORT LOVE STORY

A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower.

At 1 : 00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying,....'Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold.' 'I have a better idea,' she replied 'Just for

The old lady kissed the man, and I saw the man hold her tightly, as though he’d won her at the fair.

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tonight......let's pretend that we're married'

'Wow!......................That's a great idea!' he exclaimed. 'Good,' she replied................'Get your own ddamned blanket.' After a moment of .........................he farted.

silence,

The End

The more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe!

Eat tamales!

At a high school in Nebraska, a group of male students played a prank. They let three goats loose inside the school. But before turning them loose, they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2 and 4. School Administrators spent most of the day looking for No. 3. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are. And you thought there was nothing to do in Nebraska! I feel the bed shake.

I open my eyes and there, I see two of the prettiest brown eyes you ever did see.

She was respectful of my sleep but anxious to play. When she saw my

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dinary trio (French Horn, trumpet, and piano) that produces symphonic sounds. They perform everything from Baroque majesty to Brubeck to Copland, Gershwin and standards into a heart-warming program that will stir your emotions. They do concerts all over the United States, Canada, and England. "A superb trio...three standing ovations" (Reuben Ellis- Times-West Virginian).

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DAR Members Lay Wreaths at Ft. Rosecrans - Members of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), were honored, for the eleventh year, to lay wreaths at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery as part of the Wreaths Across America community. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a corporate sponsor of the Wreaths Across America Traveling Exhibit, last here in April 2021. Remember, Honor, Teach is the mission of Wreaths Across America. Remember our fallen veterans; Honor those who serve; Teach your children the values of freedom. As each wreath is placed the veteran’s name is said aloud. Over 2500 cemeteries have ceremonies on the third Saturday of December. Wreaths are available

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well-known. But for valid reasoning.

The early British influence has long permeated the DNA of America. Additionally, a surplus of our cities and states and even large regional areas, such as New England, New York, Boston, New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, etc. were named after counterparts in England.

And although America has no official language (as many other countries have) our “unofficial” language which is most widely-spoken today is, of course, American English. And to tie a bow around it all, England remains our closest ally. But the train of similarity comes to a screeching halt after that.

German blood and German people are, officially, the most plentiful ethnic group, by far, in America today.

According to the latest American census reports, almost 60 million Americans now claim German ancestry, which officially makes them the largest single ethnic group in the good old U. S. of A.

If you divide Hispanics into Mexican-Americans, CubanAmericans, Puerto Rican-Americans, et al, then it’s not even a close horse race.

Pictured are Susan Ellisor; Chapter regent, Laura Horne; Renee Turner; Adele Lancaster; Wanda Prosser; Group leader, Jacquie Berzins; Julie Calvario; Charla Boodry, in Section AA at chapter member Ruth Moore’s late husband’s site. Edward Dean Moore MSgt USMC WWII, Korea, Vietnam is front row, center. Ruth’s health kept her from attending.

for purchase all year long. A current promotion for 2022 goes from December 18, 2021 to January 14, 2022. For each wreath purchased a second wreath will be free. You can purchase on line by going to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA 0035P. Ft. Rosecrans has over 200,000 burials so the need for wreaths is great.

The DAR is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education. It is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally

And the trending of more accurate and honest self-identification is providing a clear picture of the ancestral face of America (“The Emerging True American Identity,” 2021 analysis.) OFFICIAL U. S. CENSUS INCREASE OF GERMANAMERICAN VALIDATED. In the 2010 U. S. Census report, 48 million Americans claimed (and validated) German ancestry. In the 2016 Census American Community Survey Data (ACS) that census number jumped to over 50 million German-Americans. Towards the end of 2021, nearly 60 million Americans officially confirm German-American heritage.

To put this staggering number into proper perspective: close to 20% or one-fifth of the total current U. S. population of 329 million people -are of (validated) German ancestry. And this number is increasing.

WHY WAS THIS “SILENT MAJORITY” UNACKNOWLEDGED FOR SO LONG? Now that German-Americans are officially acknowledged as being – by far – the single most populous ethnic group in the United States, the question that begs to be answered is: “Why was this ‘silent majority’ unacknowledged for so long?” Unlike other ethnic groups, GermanAmericans kept a relatively lowerprofile. Why?

descended from an ancestor who participated in some way in America’s fight for independence in the American Revolutionary War. Visit Http://www.santamargarita.californiadar.org

HVCCA Concert on Sunday, January 9th - The second concert of the 75th season of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association will be on Sunday, January 9th, at 2pm, in the Center Theater at the California Center for The Arts, Escondido. The Brass Roots Trio is an extraor-

This is the second concert of the 75th Anniversary of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association that has presented over 300 concerts since 1945. To learn more about this great organization, visit the website at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.i nfo. Tickets at www.artcenter.org or calling the CCAE box office at (800)-988-4253. Adults: $40.00 --Seniors $20.00---Veterans and Military $17.00--Students $10.00--Children $5.00. All attendees must be fully vaccinated, or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours plus photo ID. Masks are to be

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Italian-Americans are quick to identify themselves – ask Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, or any New Yorker today, or anywhere else for that matter. ItalianAmerican celebrations are ubiquitous and widely publicized.

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GERMAN CULTURE ONCE FLOURISHED IN AMERICA, SO WHAT HAPPENED? There existed an earlier time in America when the German culture openly flourished before it was curtailed. German immigrants had moved in great numbers to New York and Chicago and many who resided in countless small Midwestern towns spoke German almost exclusively.

Everyone was watching them and smiling.

Equally vocal are the IrishAmericans and other hyphenated American groups such as the English, the Greeks, the Jews, Russians, French, well, just about everyone else.

German-language newspapers, movie theatres and even churches grew in leaps and bounds. As American historians note: “In some of these areas, the German influence was so pervasive that other non-German settlers ended up learning German so they could communicate with fellow residents. Germans helped establish General Electric and designed New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. They dominated the beer industry and that influence lingers in name brands like Busch, Miller and Pabst.”

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I saw a teenage boy accompanying a young woman who was in a wheelchair. I think they were out on a date. The girl wore a satin blue dress and a shawl. The boy wore a tux. He was staring longingly at his date. Occasionally they would kiss and you could see sparks fly off their bodies. Meantime, in the parking area across the street I saw a middleaged woman and her elderly mother arrive in a Lincoln, dressed in heels and silk, carrying sequined pocketbooks.

The younger woman was helping the elderly lady out of the car. It was a long and painstaking process, but the younger woman was gentle, patient. She bore the unmistakable traits of a caregiver.

Once the old woman was out of the car, on her feet, she told the girl to come closer. They embraced for nearly two full minutes. I timed it.

Finally, the theater doors opened

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Police Investigate Attemped Murder in Shopping Center Parking Lot

On December 22 at 10:22 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of a white male adult assaulting another male subject in the shopping center parking lot located at 1700 Aviara Parkway.

Responding officers found a 68year-old male unconscious suffering from head injuries. Carlsbad Fire Department personnel rendered medical aid and transported the victim to a local area hospital where the male was admitted for care. Witnesses who remained on scene assisted officers in locating the suspect. The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Patrick Ferncase of Vista. Ferncase was booked at the Vista Detention Facility for attemptED murder, elder abuse, and a parole hold. The victim remains in the hospital in critical condition. There is no known relationship between the two subjects and there are no outstanding suspects. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time. Investigators are seeking additional information. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Christopher Collier 760-931-2110/ at Christopher.Collier@Carlsbadca.go v or Sergeant James Willis at 760931-2139/ James.Willis@carlsbadca.gov . Anonymous tips can be submitted via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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FATAL COLLISION AT BEAR VALLEY PARKWAY AND HAYDEN DR/ESCONDIDO

On December 23, 2021, at 12:34 p.m., the Escondido Police Department received a report of a crash involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Bear Valley Parkway and Hayden Dr. The caller also advised that it appeared CPR was being performed on the motorcycle rider. According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, a white 2018 Lexus NX300 had been struck by a blue and white 2006 Yamaha YZF450 off-road motorcycle. It should be noted this motorcycle is designed for use only and is not street legal.

The motorcyclist had been riding at a high rate of speed, north on the east sidewalk of Bear Valley Parkway. As the rider approached Hayden Drive, he drove onto the street and failed to stop for the red traffic signal. The Lexus, which had a green traffic signal, began to make a left turn onto southbound Bear Valley Parkway and was struck by the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Lexus was not injured in the crash. The driver of the Lexus has been identified as a 30-year-old female Escondido resident. The motorcyclist has not yet been identified.

This crash is under investigation by Officer Pete McCollough of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may

series of arm tattoos. Just what I've always wanted. Both arms with every color of the rainbow and every beast known to man as well as the occultist. Under each nipple on my chest I had the words "white" on the left, and "chocolate" on the right. That Santa! Such a joker!

Man About Town

We must have been mighty busy and under a bit of pressure last week as I found four separate typos in the “Man About Town” column from last week. Of course the bane of publishers is that the typos are usually found AFTER we have gone to press. We shall try to do better. •••• Christmas has now come and gone. And I am as happy as happy could be.

Santa came during the night and, while I was sleeping, gave me a number of things I had wanted, like, forever!

When I awoke Christmas morning I had two lovely ear-rings, the size of silver dollars, firmly embedded in both ears. Santa had to perform surgery, while I was sleeping, and gave me two silver dollar size holes in my ears and then he inserted . . .silver dollars! Real shiny and all! Then, on each arm, he gave me a full

Then, as I looked into the mirror, what to my surprise did appear but lovely jewelry, firmly pierced into my lower lip, my nose, both eyebrows and, feeling something strange, I looked down and noticed something in an unusual place . . . another piercing in a very sensitive and private place. I sensed it rather than saw it as I wanted to save that unveiling for a later time in the day, after all the joy in my body had subsided a bit.

Then I opened another box under the Christmas tree and there they were! Just what I had been waiting for . . . for years. A genuine pair of great big, yellow, clown shoes! They must have been at least a foot and a half in length. Boy, will I ever be a big hit at the Escondido/Hidden Valley Kiwnis meeting next Thursday! I'm so grateful to Santa and this blessed Christmas Day.

I just may wind up going to church and ask the pastor to bless these wonderful arm tattoos, the piercings . . . and, not to be forgotten, my lovely big yellow clown shoes.

I can just see the amazed and delighted looks of all the lovely little children as they come out of the Sunday School lessons, . . and see me standing there . . . all full of smiles and happiness.

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have witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Officer McCollough 760-839-4930. Follow the Escondido Department on social @EscondidoPolice.

Police media

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. New voting maps for San Diego County approved Dec. 14, establishes newly defined districts.

District 3, represented by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, forms a coastal district extending from Coronado to Carlsbad. Its total population is almost 59 percent White, nearly 19 percent Asian, more than 13 percent Latino and 1.8 percent Black.

Lawson-Remer said she’s sorry to lose some of the communities she represented, but believes the interests of the new district will align well. The new map maintains District 5, represented by Supervisor Jim Desmond, as a North County district, but with key changes. The updated version adds the city of Escondido and moves the city of Carlsbad to District 3. The boundaries for District 5 now include the state Route 78 cities of Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and

Isn't this a special time of year?

Hope everyong had a Merry Blessed Christmas. I feel so . . . holy.

•••• As a former radio guy, 25 years as talent, sales, management and ownership I still keep an eye (and ears) on the broadcast talent in San Diego County.

One of the best reporters on tv in San Diego for my money is Dan Plante with KUSI-TV. He offers incisive reporting, usually from on the scene, and often with his astute analysis of not only the news story but the elements that make up the story. I very much enjoy his work.

Another San Diego talent is LaDona Harvey, morning co-host on KOGO Radio. Witty, bright, sharp, and easy on the eyes.

One of the greatest teams I ever worked with was Hudson and Bauer at KFMB Radio. I did the morning traffic reports with them and got to know them both very well. Sadly, Mac Hudson has passed away and Joe Bauer has retired from radio and, last I heard, had married a psychologist and moved to Utah where they are happily living.

One of the more interesting characters in radio was Bill Ballance.  He, too, has passed away but while on this earth he generated a lot of listeners and was not afraid to deal in controversy from time to time. Launching his “Feminine Forum” in Los Angeles, Ballance redefined talk radio. He brought that same wicked sense of humor and wit to the

Oceanside as well as Camp Pendleton. They also include the unincorporated communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, Valley Center, Borrego Springs and several tribal reservations. Desmond said that’s a bittersweet tradeoff to lose jurisdictions that have historically been part of the North County region.

“I’m disappointed to no longer represent Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe,” Desmond said in an e-mail. “I am happy to continue to represent the North County tribal reservations along with the inland North County unincorporated areas and the cities of Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos.

“I’m also glad that Escondido has been added to District 5, a city that has always identified with North County,” he said. District 5 has nearly equal White and Latino populations, at about 43 and 41 percent respectively, along with 6.7 percent Asian and 2.8 percent Black residents.

This year was the first time that San Diego County lines were drawn by an independent, bipartisan commission, without input or approval by elected officials.

Throughout the spring all meetings were held virtually. And delays of U.S. Census results in the summer forced the commission to expedite development of the maps.The map took effect immediately upon adoption by the commission on December 14. San Diego market.

I think the San Diego Sport Announcer market is one of the weakest I’ve ever seen. Very bland.

I know Ted Leitner irritated a lot of folks but, to me, he made sports come alive. I worked at KFMB while he was there as well and got to know him and his style. He was pretty much the same off the air as he was on. He is also retired now but he made the sports world com alive.

Another interesting sports commentator is Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton. He, too, gets controversial at times and sometimes management frowns on that. They often frowned on Leitner, they often frown on Hamilton.

Management is wrong. Controversy breeds interest. Interest breeds listeners (and readers). Hamilton is opinionated. That’s not only his nature, it’s his job. He does it well . . even when I don’t agree with him I enjoy listening to what he has to say. So much for bouquets. Now a brickbat.

I don’t understeand for the life of me why KUSI TV insists on having musical talent spotlighted on their morning shows during the week and/or weekends.

Often, the talent is mediocre at best, and just doesn’t fit into the format of a tv news show. (I could say the same about network tv - in fact, I just did). Morning news shows have become a place for shills to peddle their wares and places to promote questionable talent. Please, stick to the news!


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taken out of schools and libraries, dachshunds (dogs) were kicked and GermanAmericans were forced to buy war bonds to prove their patriotism.”

So, what happened?

“They (the German-Americans) wanted to preserve their culture and keep it intact as long as they could.” However, as Kirschbaum points out, historical events prevented this from happening, so the culture and language did not remain intact and cultural preservation flew out the window.

In Pennsylvania, which has a large German-American population, German was long allowed as the language of instruction in schools and, according to state records: “State documents were available in German until 1950.” Why did the Germanic culture and language suddenly dwindle to a near non-existence in proportion to its population?

GERMAN CULTURE BECAME FORBIDDEN; SPEAKING GERMAN WAS OFTEN A CRIME. At the onset of World War I, extreme anti-German feelings surfaced in America and, as a result, the fluency of the language decreased from one generation to the next until, today, only a small fraction of people with German ancestry are actually fluent in the German language. The level of suppression of the language was so extreme during World War I that it was not only a social taboo but, in some instances, a legal issue: “Many states forbade the use of German in public schools to the point where speaking German in public was against the law in some regions.” This anti-German hysteria during the First World War rose to such a crescendo that the widespread use of the language became limited to Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities.

GERMAN WAS ONCE THE SECOND MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN AMERICA. This linguistic debacle under the specter of the First World War saw German lose its position as the second most widely-spoken language in the United States. This fact, alone, remains a jolting shock to most people today: that the German language in America was once second only to English.

THE CREATION OF AMERICA’S “SILENT MAJORITY.” This oncestrong German influence would soon end abruptly. And they (the German-American communities) would recede into the ‘silent majority.’ World and domestic upheavals in history were the authors of this demise on American soil. Often, unjustly.

That residual is still felt and remains the primary reason behind the paltry number of fluent German-speakers today -- it is because the language was greatly stigmatized and suppressed by our country.

Historians quickly note that “During the First World War, parts of America grew hysterically anti-German. Some Germans were spat at in the streets. The teaching of their language was banned in schools.” This anti-German sentiment stayed on in some respects during this time. “German language books were burned or

Author, Erik Kirschbaum, in his enlightened book, “Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States During World War I,” gives further reasons for this decay.

In short, German-Americans stopped speaking German even in their own households, nor did they teach their children during and after the First World War. As one report noted, “German-Americans not only stopped speaking German, they stopped reading German newspapers and they became whole-hearted American. They, understandably, tried their best to avoid unjust prejudice and persecution.”

GERMAN NAMES DEMONIZED & INNOCENT GERMAN-AMERICANS KILLED (HANGED) BY LYNCH MOBS. German surnames were poison at America’s theatre box office and, also, to the ears of the non-German populace which became inflamed with patriotism to the point of becoming dangerously jingoistic.

America’s largest and most powerful single ethnic group, suddenly, became suspect. “A lot of people thought the country was filled with spies and saboteurs and actually 30 GermanAmericans were killed (and hanged) by vigilantes and lynch mobs,” said Kirschbaum, whose own grandfather grew up speaking German but refused to speak it in his later years. (The book, “Burning Beethoven,” Ibid, by Erik Kirschbaum.) As a consequence, many German surnames were changed. Schmidt became Smith, Mauer and Mueller changed to Miller, and Braun morphed to Brown, to cite only a few examples. Even first names were anglicized and Johann changed to simply John; Franz became Frank, and Friedrich changed to Frederick, etc. As a consequence, U. S. Census reports (inaccurately) reflected a higher percentage of citizens with English surnames such as Smith, Jones, etc., instead of the Germanic root-names beneath the alterations.

VASTLY UNREPORTED WAS INNOCENT GERMAN-AMERICANS PLACED IN INTERMENT CAMPS. It is duly recorded that during World War I, U. S. President Woodrow Wilson required about 250,000 German-born men, aged 14 and older, to register their address and employment to their local post office. As documented at the time: “About 6,000 of these people were arrested and 2,000 of them were deemed ‘dangerous,’ and were sent to internment camps.” There were legions of great GermanAmerican patriots during both world wars but, sadly, many were callously treated and wrongly rushed to judg-

ment.

To this day, such wrong-doings remain hugely unacknowledged. For example, it has long been highly-publicized in the print and visual media (both here and abroad) that the unjust internment of JapaneseAmericans during World War II was, in the opinion of many historians, a shameful act and, yet, the same plight which patriotic German-Americans suffered remains an asterisk in our academic history books. In this regard, the silent majority descended even farther from “silent majority” to virtually “invisible majority.” It remains as a surprise to many that during the Second World War up to 10,000 German-Americans were forced into internment camps as “enemy aliens.” Political scholars give a peek into the high-ranking U. S. Government’s attempt to subdue some of these expressions of antiGerman extremism: “President Franklin Roosevelt conspicuously appointed military commanders with German names like Eisenhower and Nimitz to fight the Axis powers. But the Holocaust gave German-Americans yet another reason to hide their origin.”

UNLIKE OTHER ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, GERMANAMERICANS HAD NO HELP. From the Second World War to as recent as 2017, Germany’s Ambassador to the United States at the time, Peter Wittig, weighed in with his own thoughts regarding the unfair treatment of GermanAmericans in contrast to other ethnic groups: “They (German-Americans) have assimilated and prospered without any political help specifically tailored for their ethnic group. The Greeks and the Irish have a far stronger support network and lobby groups than we do.”

DESPITE THEIR GROWING POPULATION, THEY REMAIN VIRTUALLY “INVISIBLE.” The largest influx of Germans set foot on American soil during the mid-1800s. The steady stream has continued to this day. Still, they remain America’s Great Silent Majority. According to The Economist Magazine: “Yet despite their numbers, they are barely visible. Everyone knew that the Kennedy clan hailed from Ireland and (three-time New York Governor) Mario Cuomo was an Italian-American. Fewer noticed that John Boehner (the 53rd) Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Rand Paul, senator from Kentucky with presidential ambitions, are of German origin.” Back in their February 7, 2015 edition, The Economist Magazine further noted: “Companies founded by German-Americans tend to play-down their roots. Think of Pfizer, Boeing, Steinway, Levi Strauss or Heinz. Buried somewhere on their websites may be a brief note that Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street.”

But for German-Americans, this is quickly changing, according to more recent U. S. Census Forms and the American Community Surveys which indicate that the emerging GermanAmericans are not only claiming their ethnicity, proudly, but are more vocal in their wish to preserve and openly

claim their cultural heritage.

HISTORIC COME-BACK: GERMAN CULTURE STRONGER & MORE POPULAR TODAY IN AMERICA. A few years ago, a small German-American Heritage Museum opened in Washington, D. C. According to the new museum’s director, Petra Schurmann: “Germany has never been as popular as it is today. German fests and Oktoberfest have sprung up all over the country, and they are not only about brats and beer, but also about tracing genealogy and displaying traditional dress and craftsmanship.”

This Silent Majority is no longer silent; they are now speaking up and claiming their roots. As Petra Schurmann says, “Stuff made by Germans sells! And Americans travel to Germany in droves – the young travel to ‘hip’ Berlin and older folks go to pretty Heidelberg.” Many of America’s most notable individuals were/are of German ancestry, including our 34th U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The family surname was originally “Eisenhauer,” which is German for “iron hewer/miner” but later anglicized to Eisenhower. The “Eisenhauer” family emigrated from Karlsbrunn, Germany to America, then migrated to York, Pennsylvania in 1741. President Eisenhower would later be born in Denison, Texas, the third of seven boys.

There were other notable Americans with a healthy dose of German DNA, such as that paragon of dancers, Fred Astaire (maternal grandparents were German); Mae West (mother was an immigrant from Germany); movie legend Ingrid Bergman (father Swedish, her mother emigrated from German); actress Sandra Bullock (mother was an immigrant from Germany); popular actor, Christopher Walken (father emigrated from Germany); mega movie star, Tom Cruise (both parents of German ancestry); Oscar-winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio (paternal grandmother was of German descent); American movie actress, Grace Kelly, who became Princess of Monaco (mother was of German ancestry); actress Meryl Streep, cited by the media as “the best actress of her generation” (father of German-Swiss ancestry and mother was part German); baseball legend Babe Ruth (parents George Herman Ruth, Sr. and Katherine Schamberger, both of German-American ancestry); exotic beauty and American Oscar-winning actress, and fashion model, Halle Berry, is ¼ German on her mother’s side; and the list goes on and on. The Silent Majority today is prevalent and no longer silent.

Former U. S. President, Donald Trump, is of strong German ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Friedrich, was born in Kallstadt, a small German town which borders France. Due to widespread hatred of Germans in America in the early postwar eras, Donald Trump’s father,

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work at all times, indoors in all venues and on the CCAE campus. Escondido Republican Women's January Meeting - ERWF proudly announces our January meeting that will be on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Speakers will be Jovita Carranza and Jennifer Korn. Join us at 11:00am to 1:30pm at Cocina del Charro in Escondido. For reservations, contact us at EscondidoRWF@Reagan.com.

Escondido Public Library Seeks Community Input The Escondido Public Library invites all Escondido residents to share their thoughts and opinions about the Library’s future by participating in a focus group. Sessions will be offered:

Tuesday, January 11, 8:30am, East Valley Community Center, 2245 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, 92027 Tuesday, January 11, 6:30pm, Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E Park Ave, Escondido, 92025 Wednesday, January 12, 6:30pm, Library Board Room, 239 S. Kalmia St, Escondido, 92025

To register for a focus group, visit www.escondidolibrary.org/strategicplan. Focus group data will help the Library develop a strategic plan that meets community needs. For questions or assistance, please contact Assistant Library Director Katy Duperry at 760-839-4601 or katy.duperry@escondidolibrary.org . January Training for Dogs and Cats of All Ages - The San Diego Humane Society holds behavior and training sessions each month for dogs and cats of all ages. The New Year finds us thinking of new beginnings, goals we want to achieve and ways we can improve our lives. Include your pet in your resolutions this January, otherwise known as National Train Your Dog Month! Training can not only improve your pet's quality of life (and yours), but is a great way to bond with your animal. To help you achieve your training goals, San Diego Humane Society offers more than 40 class options for dogs and cats in a variety of formats: online, on-demand and inperson! Our classes address everything from foundational behaviors that set you and your pet up for success to specialty classes that help with shy or fearful behaviors, reactivity or over-excitement. We know sticking to resolutions can be tough, so here are five easy tips to get you started!

Reward desired behaviors: It’s simple! Keep a small portion of your pet’s regular food (with a few special treats mixed in) with you at all times and reward good behaviors as they happen.

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Fred (Fritz) Trump, hid details of Germanic family ancestry, but only out of necessity, according to political observers. The New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s father hid Donald’s grandfather’s country of origin as a matter of cultural survival: “He (Fred Trump) did not mention that Friedrich was born in Germany but, instead, claimed he was born in Sweden.”

Donald’s Trump’s cousin, John Walter – who is the Trump family historian – said this Sweden-born myth of origin found its way into Donald Trump’s 1987 book “The Art of the Deal,” however, it must be pointed out that Donald was a most reluctant participant. According to cousin, John Walter, Donald Trump remarked, “Do I have to do this Swedish thing?”

Today there exists a “German Belt” which extends all the way across the length and width of the United States of America. From eastern Pennsylvania to the Oregon coast it is most pervasive, but in truth, it permeates all sectors north to south, east to west. The influence of German-Americans in the United States seem everywhere, but the Top 5 U. S. states with the highest total number of German-Americans are as follows:

TOP 5 U. S. STATES WITH LARGEST TOTAL NUMBER OF GERMAN-AMERICANS:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

California 6,517,470 Pennsylvania 4,491,269 Ohio 3,231,788 Illinois 2,668,955 Texas 2,542,996

(Source: Official U. S. Census Demographics and American Community Surveys.)

California has the largest, total population of Germanic-American people, by far. As such, it is little surprise that San Diego County has a robust and positive influence of Germanic culture.

STRONG GERMAN-AMERICAN PRESENCE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOR WELL OVER 100 YEARS! It may come as a complete surprise for many that San Diego County has had a very strong, vibrant, and positive German-American presence for well over one hundred years!

Ironically, most people shop at German-American stores every day and are completely unaware of the origins of the international German marketing chain presence here.

“WOW! I NEVER KNEW MY FAVORITE STORE WAS BASED IN GERMANY!” That is often the pleasant surprise when customers find out that Escondido, California ,has two powerful German Corporate chain stores called “Aldi.”

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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron

During 2021, 2,776 bills were introduced in Sacramento, despite a suggested 12-bill limit for each Assemblymember. The legislation we reviewed involved some of the most consequential issues facing California.

Hot topics this year ranged from health care affordability, homelessness and housing, to the environment, the economy, criminal justice and much more. Since most bills fail to pass, the most significant results often involve failed legislation, and this year was no different. Bills to legalize psychedelic drugs, to allow criminal offenders to have their records expunged, to overhaul the bail system, to establish a single-payer health care system, all failed. Housing-related legislation, which created a great deal of controversy, was aimed at easing the housing shortage by eliminating single-family zoning in many areas. Duplexes will be allowed in some areas, with up to four units on lots previously zoned single-family. Near transit zones, up to 10 units will be allowed on some single- family lots. The largest budget in history passed in June, a record $232.6 billion. That included $4 billion

for small businesses to help them recover from the pandemic, $7 billion in subsidies to help people who couldn’t pay their rent or utility bills, along with $600 stimulus payments for most residents who lost jobs and income as a direct result of the pandemic. A huge $31 billion surplus is projected next year. The state has spent $13 billion on homelessness since 2018, yet our homeless population has increased 24%. The budget for 2021-22 allotted another $12 billion over the next three years to address the problem, including $2.75 billion to buy hotels, motels and commercial buildings to reduce the growing homeless population. Much is unresolved, and problems persist despite vast amounts of spending. When we reconvene in January, we’ll be taking another close look at many of these monumental issues.

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Looking Ahead

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I think we all are looking forward to the new year. While we have had a crazy 2021, one that we will never forget, I’m starting to look ahead. My theme for 2022 is, “Back to Basics.” I’ll explain a bit more about what I mean in next week’s article, but I think we need to focus on safe communities, quality roads and infrastructure, addressing homelessness, mental health and addiction for families and those who can’t help themselves.

While I’ll talk about these issues in more detail in the coming weeks, I want to reach out to our constituents and ask, what can I do better? I will be meeting with my staff in the coming weeks, talking about our goals for 2021. Topics will include what services we can provide, what projects we can get built, what can we improve on? So, I ask those same questions to you. Whether you live in the cities of District 5, like Vista and Oceanside, or the unincorporated areas of Fallbrook and Valley Center, what would you like to see done? As I hope you know by now, I encourage you to reach out to my

office. My email is Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov and our office phone number is 619-531-5555. Maybe you have a road that needs improvement, or piece of land you would love to see turned into a park? Whatever it is, reach out and let us know! Happy New Year, everyone! The best is yet to come.

To contact

North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov


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Q: I'm trying to get a refund or credit for NFL tickets I had to cancel. Earlier this year, I purchased tickets to the New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers game in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Ticketmaster site said to check each venue website for what safety measures will be in place for each event. The TIAA Stadium site said pod-distanced seating, distanced parking, full masking required, and other extensive safety measures. So on that basis, I purchased my tickets. I have screenshots of the TIAA Stadium site. Someone who works at the stadium told me on Facebook that this is incorrect. All seats are available. There's no distancing and no masking. I don't feel safe attending a game under those circumstances. I decided to cancel my tickets and request a refund. I asked for a refund once, but Ticketmaster didn't respond. Please help me get my $402 back. -- Lynne Larkin, Vero Beach, Fla.

A: I think you should get a refund for those tickets. It's an unusual football season in several ways. The New Orleans Saints played their home opening game in Jacksonville after being displaced by hurricane Ida. But COVID was also a factor. The Ticketmaster site has a refund policy on its site, but it's not entirely clear. Full refunds, it says, will be available if the NFL or the team cancels a game and it can't be rescheduled. You can also get your money back if the game happens "under conditions that prohibit fans from attending." The Ticketmaster site also notes that the season will be played "with stadiums at full capacity whenever possible."

Yes, that's confusing. How do you define "prohibit fans from attending"? If the stadium goes from full social distancing to "anything goes," does that count? I imagine others are in your situation -- caught between their health concerns and the ambiguities of cancellation rules. There's only one way to get the answer: You have to ask.

I reviewed your paper trail with Ticketmaster. It looks as if it didn't even acknowledge your first refund request. That's highly unusual. Typically, companies send an automated response when you file a complaint through their site. It looks like your first request didn't go through.

I recommended that you try one of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/ticketmaster/">executive customer service contacts for Ticketmaster</a> that I publish on my consumer advocacy site,

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BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

Q: I need your help getting a refund of $6,339 for a Canadian rail tour from Rocky Mountaineer. Our package included airport, train and hotel transfers, with nights in Calgary, Banff and Vancouver.

The trip, which we booked in February 2020 and was scheduled for May 2020, was canceled by the tour operator because of COVID. Rocky Mountaineer offered a 110 percent nonrefundable credit to use against a new booking that can be applied to the 2021 season and would have had to have been used by the end of November. I would prefer a full refund rather than credit for a trip we may not ever take.

Rocky Mountaineer has refused our direct request for a refund. I filed a chargeback through my credit card, but Visa sided with the tour operator. Is there anything you can do? -- Kay Nelson, Chapel Hill, N.C. A: Rocky Mountaineer should have offered you the choice of either a full refund or a credit. That's the standard for a COVID cancellation. Many companies tried to keep their customer's money anyway, with predictable results.

The tour operator's cancellation policies on its site are one-sided when it comes to refunds. They tell you under what circumstances you can cancel and receive a partial refund, but they don't address a cancellation by Rocky Mountaineer. You have to dig deep into the company's terms and conditions -- and know a little French -- to figure out your rights when it cancels a tour.

Section 12 says, "Other than as a result of force majeure, Rocky Mountaineer will repay the deposit or charges for the itinerary or, where appropriate, a reasonable pro-rata share thereof." A force majeure is an unforeseen circumstance like a pandemic. In other words, if it's an event beyond the control of your tour operator, and if it has to cancel, it gets to keep your money -- and, presumably, will offer a credit. It's hard to argue with a contract you've already signed. But you could have reached out to someone higher up at the tour operator to plead your case. I publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the <a href="https://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/rockymountaineer/">customer service contacts at Rocky Mountaineer</a> on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. But I'm not sure that would have worked. Technically, you agreed to

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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Still More Nostalgia From The 20 th Century. The “Spanish Flu” pandemic hit the U.S. in four waves beginning in 1918, just as troops were returning from Europe (World War I). The last wave was 1920 – 101 years ago.

World-wide, the Spanish Flu infected an estimated 500 million, about onethird of the world population. The world death-toll rate has been fixed at an estimate of 17 million, though that figure has been contested with varying estimates as much as 100 million. On May 26, 1920, Mexican President Venustano Carranza was murdered in Vera Cruz by government soldiers. Carranza came to power in 1915 largely because of the backing of rebel forces of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. When the smoke cleared and fighting stopped, the government presidency passed through a number of hands; Zapata had been assassinated and Villa pardoned, thus ending the socalled “1920 Revolution.” Wall Street Bombing Kills 38, Injures 300

A bomb was set off on Wall Street financial district of New York City on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1920. The blast instantly killing 30 people and another eight died later of wounds sustained in the blast. There were 143 seriously injured. The total number of injured finally reported was approximately 300. No one took responsibility for the bombing and it was never solved. Although investigators and historians believe the Wall Street bombing was carried out by Italian anarchists, a terrorist group claiming responsible for a series of bombing in 1918.

The Wall Street attack was related to postwar social unrest, labor struggles, and anti-capitalist agitation in the United States. Few, if any, will remember in 1910, the Los Angeles Times building was bombed killing more people than the earlier Wall Street bombing, which up to that time was the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil.

For us kids, There was candy cigarettes as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. Coffee shops with Table side Juke boxes. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers. Newsreels before the movie which were a main source of the news for those of us living in the hinterlands. Peashooters, Hi-Fi' record players and 45 RPM records. Mom and Dad still had 78 RPM records, but if you were “cool,” you bought the little plattesr with the big center holes. Did you

get your S&H Green Stamps when you made a purchase?

Mistakes were corrected by us kids simply exclaiming, “Do Over!” The “Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest in an impromptu foot race. Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening? Maybe a game or two of hide & seek where you could sneak a kiss with the neighborhood sweetheart. Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles? Oly-oly-oxe-free made perfect sense? The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team? It wasn’t that odd to have two or three Best Friends. Having a “weapon” in School meant being caught with a slingshot? Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

After waiting a minute or so for the TV to warm up there was Saturday morning cartoons but unlike today’s fare they weren’t thirty minutes filled of commercials for action figures. “War” was a card game. Who still remembers “Howdy Doody” and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, “The Shadow,” Sky King, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk? It was a running debate on which was the “smartest,” Trigger or Champion? Hopalong Cassidy thought Topper was pretty good, but don’t forget Thunder who “rolled” for Red Ryder. That proud steed was always there to warn Red when the bad guys were closing in. Don’t forget Little Beaver played by Robert “Bobby” Blake. Hoppy, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers were there on Saturday mornings and/or Friday night on the big screen, but were often backed up by Sunset Carson, Tim Holt, The Durango Kid, Johnny Mack Brown, Lash LaRue, The Three Mesquiters with Crash Corrigan, who replaced John Wayne, and for those of you who got to the movies back during the ‘30s you no doubt remember Tex Ritter, Tim McCoy, Hoot Gibson, and Tom Mix with his horse Tony. There always was a serial on Friday nite featuring The Black Whip, Superman, and “The Vigilante.” Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle? Taking drugs meant Mon giving you those orange - flavored chewable aspirin.

If you can remember most or all of these, then you, indeed, have lived! Pass this on to anyone who may need to know what it was like to grow up in the 20 th century. Happy New Year!


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Aldi is headquartered in Germany and is among the most popular and powerful of all Germanic stores, worldwide.

Other North San Diego County cities that have the famous German brand name of Aldi supermarket chain stores, include Poway, Oceanside, Del Mar, and Mira Mesa. All in all, San Diego County has nine very popular Aldi stores with more on the horizon!

There are too many examples to cite here, but, Trader Joe’s market is another example of a very popular German-based import brand food store. Trader Joe’s is owned by Aldi Corporation in Germany (Albrecht Discounts). GERMAN CULTURE IS EVERYWHERE & YOU’RE NOT EVEN AWARE YOU SPEAK GERMAN! Much of the German influence is with us in our daily lives, yet we are often unaware of it. We often speak German, for example, every time we say words like “kindergarten” (children’s garden), poltergeist (noisy ghost), pumpernickel (type of bread), waltz (a formal dance), angst (anger or fear), auto (car), or ask for pretzels or hamburgers.

We often say “Gesundheit” (God bless you) – especially in the Mid-western and eastern states -- when we hear someone sneeze or perhaps we own a breed of dog, such as a dachshund (German word for badger hound), or say the word Volkswagen (people’s car) or drive a Porsche (German car which carries the German family surname). In all these scenarios we are speaking German words and phrases.

It is difficult to imagine a world without the great German contributions. From the traditional Christmas tree customs, and carols. I would not wish to think of a world without the Germanic music of Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Handel, Mendelssohn, Strauss, or Wagner.

Much of what I am today, as a writer, thinker, and human being, springs forth from the Germanic culture. The philosophy of Kant and Schiller challenges me to be a more enlightened human being. Everything from the invisible inner worlds of bacteriology, nuclear fission, and X-ray technology, to the physical outer world of Bayer aspirins, bicycles, the first gasoline-powered automobile (Mercedes), motorcycles, helicopters, jet aircraft and space exploration -the Germanic mind was always there, in the beginning stages of these great discoveries and inventions.

GROWING UP IN GERMANIC SAN DIEGO. Growing up in San Diego I had the keen pleasure of speaking German at two different places of employment: Sea World on San Diego’s Mission Bay, and Walmart at San Marcos. At both locations I held the position of

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cashier and, consequently, would enjoy first-hand encounters with my German and Austrian customers. When I worked at Walmart (2011 to 2015), I still wore braces on my teeth. That may seem an irrelevant and bizzare statement to make, but for me – it was soul-crushing to my ego and starting as a cashier, was an unspeakable, living death for me. The German language saved me! As a Walmart cashier, I started out overly-self conscious about my braces and rarely smiled. I hid my braces out of deep embarrassment the best I could. Until I met many Germanic friends who would stay in my longer line (queue) to reach my register as opposed to being served via a shorter customer service line. In no time, I was laughing, smiling freely, and speaking the German tongue with no inhibitions, whatsoever.

Even the German language and culture buoyed me up, and boasted my ego. It was life-changing for me. But the longer lines at my register were of concern.

Initially, this puzzled some of the Walmart management team (who wished to expedite customers as quickly as possible through these customer lanes) but, upon finding out that our German-speaking customers delighted in conversing German with me, the managers soon happily backed-off and let my customers remain in my (sometimes longer) register queue. Walmart’s World Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, heard the storyline and interviewed me long-distance and placed my ‘bio’ complete with photo on their worldwide internet “Walmart One.” (I have the photos & script to this day.)

I love the German language and consider it among the most beautiful in the world. While it seems to sound harsh to many non-German Americans because of the (perceived) hard “k” and “v” and “z” sounds, it has a hidden beauty all its own. German speakers can produce a variety of linguistic sounds and to the trained ear the dominant vowels and consonants can be much softer and these specific counterparts cannot be found in English.

TODAY, THE GERMAN LANGUAGE IS ONCE-AGAIN AMONG THE MOST SPOKEN IN U. S ! Once again, through time and turmoil and callous misjudgment, pain, and unwarranted death and wrongful persecutions, the German language is making the greatest ‘come-back’ since Lazarus. It is already the most spoken language (other than English or Spanish) in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Additionally, Pennsylvania Dutch (a German dialect) is the most popular third language in the state of Pennsylvania! WRITING FOR THE PAPER. As a novice ‘scribbler’ with sky-high dreams, I wrote my very first cover story for this here weekly magazine

called The Paper. A year later, after my 12th cover story, I got to personally meet the owner/publisher/editor of The Paper, Mr. Lyle e. Davis. (The subsequent meeting and photo can be viewed in the September 1, 2011 edition of The Paper on page 5 in my boss’ “The Man About Town Column.”) I was afraid to meet him. I still had my braces on my teeth. And I knew Mr. Lyle e. Davis was a powerful businessman, not to mention the wealthiest individual I might ever see (outside of Jeff Bezos, Bruce Wayne, and Scrooge Mc Duck). But he and the Associate Publisher, Evelyn Madison, wanted to meet me for lunch, so I acquiesced. Long story short, I felt comfortable, and totally relaxed while sipping my Coca-Cola and enjoying my free meal. I liked Mr. Davis immediately. He was witty, interesting, and made me laugh a lot.

He was not pretentious, or prudish, or intimidating, despite his towering editorial stance and influence. Instead, he wore a casual, brightlycoloured Hawaiian print shirt, walking shorts, and a genuine mega-watt smile.

Later, my German-American friend, Hans Mueller, eagerly inquired of me: “Well, Friedrich!? How did it go!? C’mon, spill the beans!”

I answered: “I liked him immediately. I looked down at saw his Birkenstock sandals!” “Say no more!” Hans shouted gleefully. “Anyone who wears Birkenstock German sandals has to be Wunderbar!” (Birkenstock is a high-quality German brand of sandals, headquartered in Germany.)

“And Ms. Evelyn Madison, is an elegant

good-looker,” I added with a smile. This is Friedrich Gomez’s 190th cover story he has written for The Paper. It appears certain that he will pass the 200th submission in 2022!

By all accounts, Friedrich is a very prolific writer!

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eyes were open she began to wag her tail furiously.

"Well, hello there!" I sez, and reach out and pull her into my arms. I caress her and talk to her and rub her tummy (she loves to have her tummy rubbed).

After about five minutes of joyful play I ask her . . . "you ready to get up?" She promptly jumps out of bed and heads for the kitchen.

I get up, get dressed and begin my day.

Oh . . . just for clarity. I'm referring to Cindy, my pug pup . . . not evelyn. Evelyn hardly ever wags her tail. He's My Brother . . .

Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?' 'Eight', the boy replied.

The man continued, 'Do you know what these are used for?' The boy replied, 'Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four."

"Oh, really?" the pharmacist replied with a grin.

"Yes." the boy said. "We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do none of those." •••• Roses are reddish, violets are bluish If it wasn't for Christmas We'd all be Jewish •••• The famous philosopher Rene Descartes was trying to get his horse out of the barn. But no matter how hard he pulled, he couldn't get the horse to budge. "You know your problem," said a friend who was watching. "You've got Descartes before de horse.

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46. be honest 47. be very rich 48. not stress her out 49. not look at other girls AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO: 50. give her lots of attention 51. give her lots of time, especially time for herself 52. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes. BUT MOST OF ALL IT IS VERY IMPORTANT 53. never forget *birthdays *anniversaries *valentine *arrangements she makes. •••• I'm really depressed. I went to the doctor today and he said, "lyle, you have 10 to live!" "10!?" I said, "10 what? Years, months, weeks . . . ?" "9 - 8 - 7 . . .. "

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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones Reducing organic waste

There can be a lot of questions when it comes to recycling organic waste. Don’t let your questions go unanswered! The City provides guidance for commercial and multi-family properties on recycling organic waste.

Organic waste means food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste. In San Diego, food waste is a significant contributor to organic waste. The EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in the typical household's trash, constituting 22 percent of discarded municipal solid waste. Although food waste is widespread, one in six San Diegans are food insecure. Here are three ways to stop food waste in our community: 1. Manage food supplies by reducing waste 2. Donate edible food 3. Collect and compost food waste To learn more on reducing organic and food waste, please visit san-marcos.net/work/trash-recycling.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Looking Forward in the New Year

As we continue to recover from the pandemic and reflect on this year’s past accomplishments, I believe we have still achieved a lot and made Vista a better place for our residents, businesses, and visitors. The City deployed funds to assist local businesses and employees affected by COVID-19; our renovated and beautiful Bub Williamson Park reopened in early December; and construction began on our new Pala Vista park. Vista continues to attract and retain new industries to expand the city’s economic diversity and we are using funds from the federal government to enhance the city’s infrastructure and to create programs for our community. This is a testament to our amazing sense of community and spirit. Best wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

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and we cattle were all told to—big surprise—stand in yet another line. I am convinced that as a human being I have spent two thirds of my life standing in lines. And when you die, it won’t be any better. You will stand in line and wait your turn to speak to Saint Peter. As we waited to get our tickets scanned, I met a man originally from Zimbabwe who was attending the event with his wife. She just found out she’s pregnant with her first baby.

And I met a family from Virginia. The family just lost their father to pancreatic cancer. The newly single mother was taking her teenage sons and daughter to the symphony to help get their minds off the grief. I also met a gaggle of Carmelite nuns. Their habits were chocolate brown, and they were all smiling and laughing in the cold. Their collective breath vapor

One nun spoke to me and said, “Oh, isn’t this a wonderful night?” I nodded and smiled.

“It’s beautiful,” I said, since I didn’t know how else to respond.

And it struck me that her words weren’t just idle words. This older woman in the medieval headdress wasn’t making chit chat, she truly meant what she was saying. She was taken with the beauty of the starry night.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Last week I spoke a little bit about what the holiday season means to me. I would like to talk more about that topic but wearing my mayor’s hat.

As the mayor, I think the spirit of goodwill becomes even more important. As an elected official you know going into the job that there are many opinions about how we should live and go forward as a community, and that not everyone will agree with you on every issue to include your colleagues. But even in times when the vote doesn’t go your way, we should always assume goodwill. Sometimes, I think we lose that as a society when I look at social media comments. I have been engaged in votes where I think those who voted opposite of me have totally misunderstood the issue. But I always assumed they voted with goodwill. Even when I look at the debates of our nation today, where people seem to be at polar opposites, I always believe the other side has goodwill. I have found that when I listen to the other side, I learn more and understand the issue better. Maybe we should all do more of that. Finally, since this column will come out before New Year’s Eve, please remember to take care of yourself and those with you when you drive. Let’s go into the New Year alive and healthy. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac

Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

what he was crying about, but it made me start to cry a little, too.

I held my wife and thought about all the people I’d seen in one night. Ordinary people, like me. Sometimes, I see love everywhere. I see it on sidewalks or at stoplights. I see it in people walking their dogs, in young couples in Walmart, and in the families camped outside the ICU.

I know love is not newsworthy stuff, or particularly noticeable in our world of sorrow and horror. But if you look around you’ll see it. It’s floating around you. Like humidity. Like vapor. There are fathers and sons, mothers

and daughters, and women in brown habits who work in love the same way an artist works in pastels or watercolor.

And even when you can’t feel this love, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. In fact, that’s when it’s most present; when you’re convinced it has evaded you. When you are scared. When you are filled with the kind of grief that knocks the wind out of your diaphragm. That’s when I believe love is nearest. That’s when it’s important to remember the words of a humble construction worker on the sidewalk. “Your daddy loves you. No matter how bad it gets.”

Would that I might be so awestruck with such simple things.

Later that evening, when the symphony played the “Hallelujah Chorus,” everyone in the auditorium spontaneously rose to their feet. The nuns, the families, the lovers, the grieving, the elderly, and me.

The old man beside me was so moved by the experience that he started to cry and sniffle. He didn’t want anyone to see so he hid his face in his sleeve. That's when his wife slipped her arms around his waist. And I heard her say, “Oh, John.” They wept together. He kissed the old woman’s scalp, and his tears fell into her hair. I don’t know

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sal patterns of thought and beliefs to each race. The “Woke” treatment of the term “diversity” actually denies the possibility of true “diversity” within any race.

"your friends at the computer factory" Derek, Nome Tom and Paul

The Fragmentation of America. Part III of III”

This wraps up our year- end series on the forces behind societal “fragmentation” and those who use it to set us against one another in the pursuit of political power. We are a diverse people; no two of us are any more alike than are our fingerprints. Diversity of thought and beliefs historically have been regarded as an Americas strength and the very life’s breath of freedom. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

This maxim came to America via the French revolution and became a keystone in our commitment to diversity of thought and speech. Today “diversity” has been co-opted by those who seek to divide us. The “WOKE” folks define “diversity” superficially as skin color or race alone, assigning univer-

As individuals we are infinitely diverse, but that doesn’t mean we don’t share characteristics, experiences or beliefs with others. Ninety percent of you reading this today share having been on this planet for more than fifty years. You have had at least twice the life experience as anyone under thirty and that in itself makes you somewhat different from them. Like them, you were born with an instinct for self preservation. This is Natures way of giving us a head start until we have time to develop into rational social beings. It is this “self centered” identity that most characterizes our younger years. Viewing everything in the light of how it effects us dominates our early judgments, attitudes and decision making. A few of us never grow out of this “self centered” stage. Society has unpleasant names for such cases of arrested development. They call us curmudgeons, grouches or simply assholes.

If you are ever in Springfield, Massachusetts, take some time to go to the Springfield Museum, located in the heart of downtown.

Keep in mind that Springfield is a very historic city, having been smack in the middle of Revolutionary War events. So you would expect that any exhibit in the Springfield Museum would naturally be related to the Revolutionary War. You would be wrong. Sure, there are some displays of cars, and even bicycles. But the main displays are of one of its most famous residents from the 20th century, featuring beautiful bronze sculptures. Yes, Ted Geisel was born in Springfield in 1904. We know him as Dr. Seuss.

Although he never had children of his own, Ted Geisel sparked the imagination of children across the world. He created books that became favorites to children – and adults.

As a youngster Geisel drew street scenes of Springfield, as well of local attractions such as the zoo. Later, he was admitted to Dartmouth. There, he drew cartoons for the college humor maga-

We are less swayed by the personalities and rhetoric of the politicians leading America’s political parties today. We understand that National politics has become basically a battle for power and control. There are few truths, ideas or principles involved in the polarization of American political conflict, only raging, emotional posturing and endless demonization of the opposition. We recognize that the average

American is a far better person than the political elite that seek to lead us and we long for the kind of leadership that truly promotes our best interests rather than theirs.

We seniors will always love and seek the company of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will usually be happy to give advice or share from our experience if asked, but we will mostly listen to the political opinions of our younger family members without comment. It isn’t because we don’t have an opinion or care about the issues. It is because to us, keeping a loving relationship within the family is far more important than enduring conflict over deeply emotion based political views. But when we socialize with our peer group of other seniors, it’s is an entirely different story. Then we take the gloves off and go to it, because we know that after the donnybrook, we’ll still be friends. Happy New Year!

We mature quickly as we form new loving bonds with our spouses and begin to raise our own families. We learn to merge our happiness and well being with that of our children and spouses. Life begins to teach us that we were part of something bigger and more important than ourselves. The family raising years between thirty and fifty and beyond continue the process of fashioning us into the senior generations. All of us were once under thirty and most of us don’t feel much different today than we did in our youth. Sure we don’t jump as high or move as fast,

The Appraiser’s Corner Dr. Seuss By Jeff Figler

but we still feel like the same person we’ve always been. Remember how we felt about “old people” when we were young? We were glad we weren’t old like them. We pitied them because they did not have our youth, strength and vigor. We could not possibly know that aging holds wonderful gifts for those who will accept them. As seniors we have experienced, learned and adapted to life. We are wiser, more tolerant and we listen. We are less swayed by emotion and more prone to reason. We have natural inclination to accept, to believe and to love without question, but we do possess a well honed sensitivity to hypocrisy and pretense.

zine, and was the editor-in-chief.

However, after he was caught drinking alcohol his position at the paper was terminated. This was the time of prohibition, so buying alcohol was banned. He could no longer submit to the magazine as Ted Geisel. He devised a loophole, and started drawing and writing under a pseudonym. He was now called “Seuss”. After attending Oxford, he became a cartoonist for several magazines.

In 1937, after being rejected by 27 publishers, Vanguard Press published his first story, renaming it “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”. It received good reviews, as being original, entertaining, and unique.

Random House enticed him from Vanguard, and his career was taking off. His immensely popular book “The Cat in the Hat” was published in 1957, and was his version of a child’s first book. It was a model of how children could learn to read while having fun. The book is about two children who get stuck inside on a cold day with of all things, an energetic cat.

Later in 1957, Geisel followed with another huge success, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”. The

book stemmed from his own aversion about how materialistic holidays had become.

inscription to Ted Geisel. The item appealed to Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss collectors.

However, celebrity status often brings controversy, and he was no exception. A couple of his books, “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book” had political themes.

Ted Geisel, Dr. Seuss, is an American icon, whose popularity has transcended the world. He was unique in making children’s books fun and entertaining to read, where previously they had been boring. As a result, literacy scores improved. He was hailed as a creative genius, and his popularity is seen by the sales of his books and merchandise to this date.

Those two books, “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, propelled Random House to being the leading publisher of children’s books. At the same time, Dr. Seuss was a celebrity.

On the other hand, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” is still given as a gift to graduates. His characters and silly words are still popular today, and appear in movies and on merchandise. Geisel passed away in 1991. But his legacy continues.

Geisel’s popularity still exists with collectors. A first edition, first printing of the 1957 classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” sold for $3750 in a 2014 auction. The book was inscribed, and probably would have sold for more had it only been signed. An original undated signed sketch of “The Cat in the Hat” went for about $6600.

A very unique item related to Theodore Geisel went for $6875 in a Heritage Auction. It was a Walt Disney color photograph with an

An original Dr. Seuss drawing of a dog wearing a scary mask and frightening three cats was sold for $12,500, and an original cartoon illustration called “The Tiller of the Soil” sold for $15,000.

Jeff Figler is a professional certified appraiser. His latest book The Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia has been #1 on Amazon. He can be reached at Becky.CollectingWithJeff @outlook.coor at 877472-3087.

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Only the Bold, the Best, and the Brightest, read The Paper Editor’s Note: Recently, we received yet another note from a contented reader. He was in between trips but asked that we relay his thoughts and feelings to you, our reader.

He, too, has been a long time reader and claims the reason is because it makes him a more rounded person. He collects jokes from the Chuckles Column and is a hit at the parties he attends, usually after conquering a village or town . . . No wonder he is so bold!

First, I discovered America. Then, I discovered The Paper!

Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota. “This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America. Life ain’t fair. Except life also gives us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go explor-

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Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2021 Christopher Elliott.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2021-00049921-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Katherinne Washington filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Katherinne Washington to Proposed name Katherinne Martino. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 1/18/2022, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated November 29, 2021 /s/ Pamela M. Parker, Judge of the Superior Court 12/16, 12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06/2022 NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATES. SEE NOTICE BELOW: ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JCFORM #NC-120)

Due to the COV ID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, or in, presence rendering access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pusuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California the of Orders General and Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Orde is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC120).

If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted One certified without a hearing. copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the rquirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions.

If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions.

A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holiDATE THE BEFORE days) Do not come to SPECIFIED. court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9025384 The name of the busines: Lisa’s Classic Cleaning Service, located at 780 Woodward St., Unit 40, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Lisa Marie Evans 780 Woodward St., Unit 40 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Lisa Marie Evans Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/13/2021

12/09, 12/16, 12/23 & 12/30/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026564 The name of the busines: Maverick Productions, located at 1515 Capalina Rd, 22. San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: David Charles Hammond 1515 Capalina Rd., Space 22 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2021 /s/ David Charles Hammond Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/01/2021

12/09, 12/16, 12/23 & 12/30/2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027668 The name of the busines: Pure Pacific Pool Cleaning, locatEd at 3631 Village Cir. Apt A, Carlsbad, CA. 92008.. Registrant Information: Andrew Nutt 3631 Village Cir Apt A Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 12/06/2021 /s/ Andrew Nutt Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021

12/30/2021, 01/06, 01/13, 01/20/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027886 The name of the busines: RSchroeder Events, located at 1379 Sky Ridge Court San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Registrant Information: Riley Schroeder 1379 Sky Ridge Court San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 10/14/2021 /s/ Riley Schroeder Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021

12/30/2021, 1/06, 1/13 & 1/20/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027691 The name of the busines: iTAN Sun Spray Sp, iTAN, located at 1605A South Melrose Drie, Vista CA. 92081 Registrant Information: Kharsa Holdings, Inc 1784La Costa Meadows Drive, Suite 101 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 11/28/2016 /s/ Faraje Kharsa, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SAN MARCOS TRAINING TOWER – 186 SANTAR PLACE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request proposals from qualified contractors for the above stated project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes renovations of parts of a fire training tower. The work will occur at 186 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA. Contractors must meet or exceed the specifications and requirements stated in the Request for Proposal (RFP). CONTRACT TERM The Contractor shall diligently and continuously prosecute the work to completion, which shall be no later than August 12, 2022. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: All proposals must be received by the project construction manager via email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing contractors are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the project construction manager for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable.

Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos c/o IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 785 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: cmaurer@idsrealestate.com PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETING AND SITE WALK: A mandatory pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, meeting in the front of the Palomar College Public Safety Training Center building. The purpose of the pre-submittal meeting is to discuss the Scope of Work included in the RFP and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFP and/or the Contract. A mandatory site walk of the project will immediately follow the pre-submittal meeting. All proposers must attend the presubmittal meeting and site walk. Failure to attend either of these events shall be cause for rejecting proposals. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL: A complete RFP package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/ space/F7ZqlgofEo

It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFP, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFP. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFP, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance

by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFP and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Contract executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. PREVAILING WAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects.

The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP 12/30 and 01/06/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026954 The name of the busines: Serenity Molding and Millwork, located at 540 Valley Meadow Pl., Escndido, CA. 92027 Registrant Information: Justin Fools 540 Valley Meadow Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Justin Fools Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/07/2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026539 The name of the busines: Yum Yum Donuts Franchise #517H, located at 1240 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Registrant Information: Ruben E. Rodriguez 462 Henson Heights Dr. #101 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/21 /s/ Ruben E. Rodriguez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/01/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027922 The name of the busines: Eclipse Motors, located at 756 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Tracey D. Williams 756 Avenida Leon San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Tracey D. Williams Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027894 The name of the busines: Body Contour by MJ, located at 809A West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Body Contour by Mj LLC 809A W. San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 10/01/2021 /s/ Mitzi Jocelyn Lopez-Duarte Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/17/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027753 The name of the busines: United Unlimited, located at 6039 Doveflower Way, San Diego, CA. 92115 Registrant Information: United Unlimited, LLC 2358 University Avenue #2009 San Diego, CA. 92104 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Quierra Snell, Managing Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/15/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026844 The name of the busines: Art to Heart Collaborations, located at 780 Butterfield Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Elaine Huffman 780 Butterfield Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2019 /s/ Elaine Huffman Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/06/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/06 and 01/13/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027521 The name of the busines: Waypoint Property Management, Waypoint Mortgage Lending, Military Property Management and Military Realty, located at 309 Montecito Glen, Escondido, Ca. 92025. Registrant Information: AIS Enterprises Inc. 309 Montecito Glen Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Jacqueline Vance, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/13/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021, 01/13/2022

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026737 The name of the busines: Squeeze Grip LLC, located at 2377 Buena Creek Trail, Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: Squeeze Grip LLC 2377 Buena Creek Trail Vista, CA. 92084 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a /s/ George Martin, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/03/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027584 The name of the busines: JCIS Roofing, Inc., located at 500 Rancheros Dr. #17 San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: JCIS Roofing, Inc. 500 Rancheros Dr., #17 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Juan Cisneros, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/14/2021

12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06 and 01/13/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

2021-9027214

The name of the busines: Lily Pad Editing; LSVO, located at 1241` Carlsbd Village Dr., #C5, Carlsbad, CA. 92008.

Registrant Information: Liliana Sampica

2772 Roosevelt St., #4271 Carlsbad, CA. 92010.

This business is operated by an individual.

First day of business n/a. /s/ Liliana Sampica Filed

with

Dronenburg

Ernest

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J.

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/10/2021

12/16, 12/23, 1/06/2022

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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)

The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP21-0018 on January 10, 2022. Project No.: DP 21-0018 Applicant: Western Towing Request: A renewal of a Director’s Permit to allow for the continued operation of an existing transportation dispatch; fleet usage (“tow yard”) facility located at 915 Bailey Court in the Industrial (I) Zone in the Business/Industrial District. Environmental Determination: The Director’s Permit is Categorically Exempt (EX21026) from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Section 15301, Class I (Existing Facility with No Expansion) in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 915 Bailey Court, more particularly described as: Lot 5 of Block 87 of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California according to Map thereof No. 806, Filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-171-12-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planner Sean del Solar, AICP, by calling (760) 744-1050 extension 3223, or via email sdelsolar@san-marcos.net NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 20, 2022. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at (760) 744-1050, extension 3233 or gjackson@san-marcos.net. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 12/30/21.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9025886 The name of the busines: Engicon San Diego General Builder, located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Engicon 405 North Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Ali R. Heidari, President Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/19/2021

12/09, 12/16, 12/30/2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOEL DE LA CERDA Case No. 37-2021-00050776 PRLA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Probate, 3rd Floor To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Joel De La Cerda. A petition for probate has been filed by Jennifer Hans in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Jennifer Hans be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 3/08/2022 Time: 11:00 a.m. Dept: 504 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group, APC 217 Civic Center Drive, Suite 10, Vista, CA. 92084 760.945.9353DOP: 12/23, 12/30/2021 & 01/06/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9027014 The name of the busines: Locked Adventures, located at 844 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Registrant Information: Norkus Etnertainment LLC 6816 Caminito Sueno Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business 10/28/2016 /s/James Norkus Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/08/2021

12/30/2021, 01/20/2022

01/06,

01/13,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9025955 The name of the busines: Gemsation, located at 516 Moonlight Drive, San Marcos CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Leonardo San Diego 516 Moonlight Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a /s/ Leonardo V. San Diego Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/20/2021

12/16, 12/23, 01/06/2022

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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)

The Planning Director of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP210017 on January 10, 2022. Project No.: DP 21-0017 Applicant: Virtuoso Fitness and Wellness Request: A Director’s Permit to allow the operation of a 1,560 square foot personal service facility (Fitness Center) within an existing industrial building. Environmental Determination: The Director’s Permit is Categorically Exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Section 15301, Class I (Existing Facility with No Expansion) in that this is an existing facility with no expansion. Location of the Property: 145 Vallecitos de Oro, Suite C, more particularly described as: Lot 5 of Tract Map No. 9676, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on June 10, 1980. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-172-47-00 Further information about this notice can be obtained from Associate Planner Sean del Solar, AICP by calling 760744-1050 extension 3223, or via email sdelSolar@san-marcos.net. NOTICE: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for nonresidents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 20, 2022). The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-744-1050, extension 3233 or gjackson@sanmarcos.net.The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 12/30/21. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026564 The name of the busines: Maverick Productions, located at 1515 Capalina Rd, 22. San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: David Charles Hammond 1515 Capalina Rd., Space 22 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 12/01/2021 /s/ David Charles Hammond Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/01/2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2021-9026432

Name of the busines: GT Club, located at 9134 Dowdy Dr., San Diego, CA. 92126 Registrant Information: OMG Motors, Inc. 9134 Dowdy Dr. San Diego, CA. 92126 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Ilmiye Postaagasi, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 11/30/2021

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