Volume 43- No. 52
December 26, 2013
by Dawna Kaufmann
Thanks to bungling on the part of the state Attorney General's office, Richard Tuite will soon be a free man.
An eight-month supervised parole hold was tacked on to be served outside the county after it was revealed that Tuite, back in 2004, tried to bribe a jail guard with $24,000 to help him escape from custody. Tuite, a schizophrenic and violent drifter, will then be released, reportedly to live in the San Diego area with his mother, Linda Moreno, or his sister, Kerri Licon, who both maintained he didn't kill Stephanie. Now he's everyone's problem. In 2004, a San Diego jury convicted him of fatally stabbing a 12-year-old Escondido girl named Stephanie Crowe. He was originally charged with murder in the case, but jurors rejected that and lowered the conviction to voluntary manslaughter when they decided he didn't act with malice, a necessary ingredient for a murder count. This year he was given a new trial. He was prosecuted for voluntary manslaughter, due to double jeopardy attached to the murder charge. On December 6th Tuite was acquitted by a second San Diego jury. Days later a judge signed paperwork to release him from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County where he had been serving his sentence, and from the San Diego Jail where he had been held during his trial.
A 10-day supervised parole hold was tacked on and served outside the county after it was revealed that Tuite, back in 2004, tried to bribe a jail guard with $24,000 to help him escape from custody. Tuite, a schizophrenic and violent drifter, was released on December 23rd, reportedly to live with his mother, Linda Moreno, or his sister, Kerri Licon, who both maintained he didn't kill Stephanie. Now he's everyone's problem. In 2009, my writing partner Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, and I The Paper - 760.747.7119
Top Left: Richard Raymond Tuite, photographed by an Escondido police detective on January 21, 1998, one day after Stephanie Crowe was killed. Cops missed seeing bloodstains on his red sweatshirt. Top Right: The victim, Stephanie Crowe. Bottom Left: The Crowe family, in happier times. From left: Stephen, Michael, Cheryl, Stephanie, and Shannon. Bottom Right: Frame captures from the video of Michaelâ€™s coerced confession. Below: Aaron Houser's Best Defense knife, found under Joshua Treadway's mattress, had no blood on it when scientists took it apart The murder knife was never recovered.
released our book, A Question of Murder, which included a chapter on the Crowe case and another on the murder of North County seven-year-old, Danielle van Dam.
Dr. Wecht is perhaps the best known and most respected board-certified forensic pathol-
ogist in the world today. He has personally performed autopsies on more than 18,000 deceased people, and consulted on approximately another 36,000 cases. He is also a lawyer, which makes him highly sought-after as an expert in criminal and civil trials. Wecht works for both prosecutors and
defense attorneys, and has testified in courts around the globe. His powerful opinions can send a defendant to death row or allow a wrongly-convicted inmate to walk out of prison.
The murder and the suspects
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Stephanie Ann Crowe was a smart and happy tween who lived with her parents, Steve and Cheryl; older brother Michael and younger sister Shannon; and grandmother Judith Kennedy, who was staying with the family while being treated for breast cancer. The family rented a small, singlestory yellow stucco house on Valley Center Road and served as caretakers for its 18 acres of avocado trees.
On the night of January 20, 1998, the household members retired to their various bedrooms after 9:00 p.m. Stephanie spoke on the phone to a school friend for an hour, in the only room that had its lights on. Then she brushed her teeth, put her long brown hair into a ponytail and crawled under the covers to sleep. Early the next morning, her body was found sprawled on her bedroom floor. She had been stabbed nine times in her bed and died in her doorway as she tried to crawl for help.
Escondido cops, joined by an Oceanside investigator, quickly zeroed in on Stephanie's brother Michael, 14, and his two pals, Joshua Treadway and Aaron Houser who were both 15. Michael wore a lot of
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! As You Slide Down the Banister of Life Towards 2014 - Remember:
1. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary.
2.. My mind works like lightning, one brilliant Flash and it is gone. 3.. The only time the world beats a path to Your door is if you're in the bathroom.
4.. It used to be only death and taxes. Now,of course, there's shipping and handling, too.
5.. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house. 6.. My next house will have no
dark clothing and played fantasy video games. When the family members were brought to police headquarters for questioning, he didn't seem to be sufficiently distraught over his sister's death as the other Crowes were. Police learned that Aaron collected swords and knives and one of his knives, a Best Defense brand weapon, was found under Joshua's mattress. Although Joshua stated that he borrowed the knife to learn how to sketch it, the police officers discounted that. The knife was their linchpin for targeting the boys and they patted themselves on the backs for their extreme cleverness in cracking the case. These detectives concocted a scenario that involved Michael and his two buddies as the girl's murderers. The motive, they stated, was Michael's jealousy of his popular younger sister. Cops grilled the youths separately for more than 40 hours without the boys' legal representatives or family members in the room. They suggested the boys might be raped in prison if they didn't cooperate -- but, if they did cooperate, police would put them in protective custody where they would be safe. One detective used a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer on all three kids, telling them they kitchen just vending machines and a large trash can.
And As You Slide Down that Banister of Life You Should Pray That All The Splinters Are Pointed The Other Way. ••••• Paddy texts his wife... “Mary, I’m just having one more pint with the lads. If I’m not back in 20 minutes, read this message again.” ••••• 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 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.
failed the test. He insisted the machine's accuracy was above dispute, when it was nothing of the sort. Michael suffered two emotional breakdowns during his marathon grilling, acknowledging that he must have killed his sister if police were so sure of it, but he had no memory of doing so. It is a standard and acceptable technique for law enforcement to lie to suspects they are questioning, but to do so with minors goes beyond the pale, according to nationally recognized experts on police interrogation methods. Eventually, the detectives got confessions from Michael and Joshua, and a hypothetical account from Aaron that matched their theory. All three teens would be charged as adults with Stephanie's homicide and conspiracy to commit murder. They were shunted off to juvenile hall to await trial and spent six months there. During that time, they recanted their statements of involvement with the murder, citing coercion. A TV movie was made about the unbearably abusive police treatment of the youths and the case is discussed today in law schools and law enforcement training classes. On the way to trial Treadway's attorney, Mary Ellen Attridge, discovered Stephanie's blood referring to Cindy, my pug pup . . . not evelyn. Evelyn hardly ever wags her tail. ••••• Now The Alphabet:
A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains,perhaps car-di-ac?
D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can't read that top line! F is for farting and fluid retention, G is for gut droop, which I'd rather not mention.
drops on the red long-sleeved shirt and white t-shirt of a mentally ill transient by the name of Richard Raymond Tuite. Cops were familiar with the 28-year-old Tuite and had picked him up on the day Stephanie's body was found. They questioned and photographed him, noting he had scrapes on his body and a cut on his hand. Officers collected and preserved his clothing, and gave him fresh duds, before letting him go on his way. Escondido's finest felt Tuite was too discombobulated to pull off a murder. Besides, they were comfortable that the teen-aged trio belonged in their crosshairs.
Never mind that Tuite had been all over the neighborhood that night, looking for a brunette ex-galpal named Tracy who used to live in the area. Residents made 911 calls to complain that a brownhaired, bearded Charles Manson look-alike was shouting, pestering people, and peering into windows. One woman heard him screaming obscenities and threatening to kill someone. He even marched right into someone's living room to ask for Tracy before being told to leave. He likely
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'round? X is for X ray, and what might be found. Y for another year I'm left here behind, Z is for zest I still have- in my mind!
I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed, And I'm keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!
H high blood pressure--I'd rather it low; I for incisions with scars you can show. J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend, K is for knees that crack when they bend. L 's for libido, what happened to sex? M is for memory, I forget what comes next. N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low; O is for osteo, bones that don't grow! P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new! Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu? R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears, T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears! U is for urinary; troubles with flow; V for vertigo, that's 'dizzy,' you know.. W for worry, now what's going
Once Upon a Time
Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch The pond was froze over & so was the branch.
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saw Stephanie through her bedroom window and mistook her for Tracy.
Never mind that the cops photographed the contents of his pockets, which included items that were probably taken from the Crowe home. Along with dollar bills and loose change, there was a Smith Brothers cough drop wrapper, a torn
the underlined phrase "Don't refer directly to transient [Richard Tuite]." Rather than keeping an open mind to possibilities of other suspects, O'Toole's phrase suggests she was asked to echo the DA's view that the teens, and only the teens, were responsible. O'Toole soon wrote a report that stated the crime was an "inside job," accomplished by organized offenders with a well thought-out plan. She agreed to testify against Crowe, Treadway, and Houser. Once
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It is sad that Mr. Saenz chose to intermingle his comments on the content of Mr. Gomez' scholarly study with personal attacks that were based on wrong assumptions and simple ignorance. The attacks discredited his views on the study even more.
Letters to the Editor
Re: Mary of Nazareth
As I was reading Mr. Saenz' letter, I was mentally composing a response. I was pleased to see that you covered most of my points in your commentary at the end. Mr. Saenz reveals his bias early in his letter and that bias prevents him from really understanding some of the things Mr. Gomez says in his article and from examining sources other than the scriptures to learn more about Mary, the mother of Jesus. The contents of Tuite's pockets included money, matchbooks, cough drop wrappers and a torn Snickers' bar wrapper, items that likely came from the Crowe home and patio. Snickers candy bar wrapper, Stephanie's blood was found on and two white matchbooks. A Tuite's clothing, O'Toole bag of Smith Brothers cough should have modified her view drops can be seen in a police of the case and backed away, photo of the Crowes' kitchen but she didn't. counter; Cheryl Crowe stated With lawyer Attridge's discovshe typically bought Snickers ery of the blood drops, charges bars for the family; and there against the three boys were were white matchbooks, simi- dropped. Reluctant to abandon lar to the ones Tuite had in his their pet theory that the teens pocket, on the patio by the bar- were the killers, Escondido becue. Instead of taking these police dawdled over charging items into evidence so they Tuite. After more than a year could have been checked for passed with no activity, the the Crowe family members' case was handed over to counDNA or fingerprints, they were ty sheriff's investigators, and returned to Tuite after the then-San Diego D.A. Paul photo was snapped. Pfingst was pressured to turn And never mind that one cop over prosecutorial duties to the who had been patrolling the state attorney general's office. street looking for the belliger- At long last, Tuite was charged ent bum observed the Crowe's with murder. Six-and-a-half laundry room door close but years after Stephanie's brutal didn't investigate because he slaying, justice was finally was late for dinner. The laun- nigh. Tuite's defense attorneys dry room, which could be seen argued that the blood drops from the street, had not been were from contamination in locked that night. Escondido the lab, but prosecutors called police dawdled over arresting numerous forensic experts to Tuite. dispel that myth. After a three month-long trial, and a jury As the San Diego District deliberation of eight days, Attorney's office prepared to Tuite was convicted. He was prosecute the boys, they con- given a 13-year prison sensulted with Mary Ellen tence for the manslaughter. O'Toole, who was then the supervisory special agent with The jury never heard about the FBI's National Center for Tuite's prior criminal history, the Analysis of Violent Crime, which included six arrests on better known as the "profiling drug charges, one for possesunit," whose auspicious work is featured in the CBS-TV dra‘Disorder in the matic series, Criminal Minds. Courtroom’ Her handwritten notes from Cont. on Page 8 her initial conversation include
Mr. Saenz goes to great length to say that Mary was a woman, not a girl. And while he insists upon using only 1611 King James Version of the Scriptures as his authority, he uses the modern definition of age 18 to prove his point. If he had gone just a step or two further into some of the historical documents and scriptural studies, he would have known that it was not uncommon for a female of 13 or 14 to be married and that the word "woman" is used to describe a woman who is of child-bearing age and is ready for marriage.
The whole body of Christendom does not agree about every detail of Mary's life and her place in the church. But there is little doubt that she was a common ordinary woman until the time the Holy Spirit of God conceived the Son of God in her womb. After that, for the rest of her life, she was "somebody above all." Where that "above" is makes for some interesting discussions among both lay and clergy in the various branches of the Christian
Thank you again for your commentary. I think you were more gentle than I might have been. If you would like to use any of this as a Letter to the Editor, feel free,
Thanks, Lyle. May you and Evelyn and your family have a blessed Christmas. /s/Tom Fry Escondido, CA.
Editor’s Note: Tom Fry is a retired pastor from Escondido and is one of four outstanding members of the clergy who write a column each month for The Paper. More on Mary:
Frederick, I found your article about Mary interesting although there are a number of points you may not be aware of or failed to mention.
The myths of virgin births and dying and resurrected gods are universal and predated Christianity by centuries. Most every Christian and Jewish rite and story in the Bible were adopted from earlier more ancient civilizations like the Babylonians and Egyptians. This is especially true of the Creation myth and the Garden of Eden. I can recommend several books to you if you are interested. You mentioned that Jesus had brothers and sisters but you failed to state that when Jesus started preaching his family thought he had gone insane and tried to seize him. If Mary knew he was the son of God why would she have done this? Jesus was also unkind to Mary, according to the Gospels, calling her Woman and refusing to see her. The search for the historical
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Holiday Party Gets Escondido Police Officer’s Association in Trouble
Several days ago The Paper received an anonymous letter complaining about a holiday party staged at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on December 14.
The writer of the letter, who attended the event, said she was offended that officers would make fun of people struggling with a disease like alcoholism.
What offended the writer was a door prize that contained beer, Boone’s Farm wine and assorted mug shots of intoxicated people arrested through the police department’s habitual offenders program.
“When this was announced as the next item to be raffled off, there was laughter throughout the room,” she said in the email. When a winner claimed the prize, the basket was then “proudly displayed on her table for everyone to walk by and look at and laugh. I was appalled that the officers included mug shots of these individual for everyone to see and make fun of.”
Police Department officials confirmed her description of the party.
As of press time, Mike Garcia,
president (Escondido Association) phone calls ment.
of the EPOA Police Officer’s had not returned requesting com-
Escondido’s Chief of Police, Craig Carter, who attended the party, told The Paper: “There were a large number of doors prizes and I do recall the one described. Now looking back I can see how that would be considered insensitive. It didn’t strike me that way at the time but, candidly, it should have. In fact, I completely understand this person’s perspective. I should have recognized the inappropriate nature of the gift at the time. As the Chief of Police, the responsibility lies with me. I apologize to anyone who was offended and I am taking steps to insure nothing like this occurs again.”
The door prized, a gift basket was described as a “gag gift” and was one of roughly 20 door prizes raffled off at the event.
The gift basket was apparently poking fun at those caught in the department’s Habitual Offender Intoxication Program, which was created in 2004 to provide counseling to people who police are repeatedly arresting for alcohol-related offenses. Former Carlsbad City Treasurer and ArtSplash
How can you put a delicious meal likt that out for only $13.95? Evelyn had the Tilapia Dinner Special, also $13.95. Cooked to perfection, as always.
Man About Town
Don’t know what it is about Ray Alto but he sure can put together a taste tempting menu and price it right to boot! Evelyn and I had dinner at Alto’s Jalapeno Grill last Wednesday evening and I ordered the Prime Rib Dinner Special. It was delivered to my table and it brought back memories of the old Fireside Restaurant, which Ray owned for many years . . . and one of several eateries where he made his reputation. You just couldn’t find better Prime Rib than at the Fireside Restaurant! Tender, juicy, and a HUGE cut! Same here at Jalapeno Grill and it set me back a whopping . . . $13.95!
We also enjoyed the services of a new waitress, Janelle. Pretty, blonde, plenty of smiles and plenty of service. She has, I think, found a perfect home. Ray treats his staff wonderfully well so you see very little turnover.
Ray not only owns and operates the Jalapeno Grill and Cantina but La Tapatia as well. Both are in Escondido. At one time he was the food and beverage director at Valley View Casino . . . his background in being a restauranteur is remarkable. Besides all of his outstanding knowledge, he’s just a really nice guy. Quiet . . . but nice.
You know, kinda like me. ••••• I'm sorry to report that Loren Nancarrow has entered hospice in his battle with brain cancer. I never worked with Loren, nor have I ever met him. Talked to him on the phone at one time, and have been reading his blog that he started once he learned he had brain cancer.
Treasurer Arrested for Misappropriation of Funds
On Wednesday, December 18th, the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested 53-year-old James Comstock of Carlsbad for Grand Theft and Misappropriation of Funds. Comstock is the former volunteer treasurer for the non-profit organization ArtSplash.
Comstock had been the volunteer treasurer for ArtSplash since 2003. Comstock also served as the City of Carlsbad Treasurer but resigned in January. The investigation involves Comstock’s role as volunteer treasurer for the nonprofit organization and not his role as City of Carlsbad Treasurer. In October, the police department submitted the crime case to the District Attorney’s Office for review. Since then, the police department has worked in collaboration with the DA’s office. The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation that
I like him. Always have.
I have always admired his work. He was a first class news anchor, commentator, and family man. That he has entered hospice tells us all that his battle with brain cancer is nearing its end.
I wish for him and his family, peace. ••••• Remember last week when I complained about ‘robo-calls’ where companies call you and try to pitch you? Even when you’re on the ‘do not call’ list. Got one this morning. I pushed the button to be connected to a representative and was asked “Do you want more information on how to save on utility bills?” I asked, “What company am I dealing with?”
“We are a non-profit company called Energy Savings Group.”
“Well,” sez me, “do you know you are breaking the law by contacting me? I’m on the ‘do not contact list’ and you are contacting me without any invitation on my part.” She hung up on me.
Crooks. That’s what they act
began on Jan. 31 when City of Carlsbad Attorney Celia Brewer notified the police department of the potential accounting discrepancies.
An ArtSplash board member had identified a potential problem with the financial records of ArtSplash and brought the concern to the attention of City of Carlsbad Mayor Matthew Hall. The records indicated potential accounting discrepancies.
The City of Carlsbad has a grant agreement with Artsplash and is a donor, and as such is entitled to review the Artsplash records. In February, an Affidavit for Search Warrant was served by the police department on the bank records of Comstock. The warrant asked to search all financial records and documents of financial transactions involving Comstock’s Bank of America accounts during the period of Jan. 1, 2009 through
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like. I also squeezed in the fact that we are a newspaper and intended on publicizing their illegal activity.
Hmmmm. Wonder if that’s why she hung up on me.
Any more of these creatures call me, I’ll do the same thing and post the results here. Maybe you and I together can make life so difficult for these idiots that they will find another occupation. ••••• Was pleased to see the San Diego Aztecs win their Great Potato Bowl Game in frigid Boise, Idaho . . . but was disappointed in their many needless conduct unsportsmanlike penalties. In this observor’s opinion, they played like thugs on the football field.
They could have won the game without make SDSU appear to be a training ground for the Oakland Raiders. They won, but they weren’t very classy players.
I’m hoping the Coach praised them for winning the game but then chewed their fannies out for displaying such goonish behavior. They did not bring honor to San Diego or SDSU. I, for one, don’t want to see San
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Diego as being the home of dirty football players. ••••• Christmas came early for Evelyn and I. We dropped by to visit old friend, Randy Taylor, the owner of Escondido Mattress, to wish him a Merry Christmas.
Randy has been making quality mattresses for over 60 years and really knows his stuff. The more we talked the more we knew we needed to have one of Randy’s top of the line mattresses. We sealed the deal with him then and there and as you read this, we will have had one of the best night’s sleep in ages, thanks to the magic of a new foam rubber, form fitting mattress from Escondido Mattress. If history is any indicator, our grandchildren will likely use this mattress. They last forever and Randy has sold mattresses to children and grandchildren of the original purchaser. People just know quality when they see it. Or when they sleep on it. You may want to stop by and visit Randy at Escondido Mattress. He’s located in the industrial section of Escondido at 1281 Simpson Way, or you can call him at (760) 745-5336.
J&M Restaurant is Open!
Remember when Spires Restaurant in Escondido burned down?
Joe Goncalves sure does. He was the propietor when that occurred. “Fourteen months and nine days ago,” he said. “That’s how long it took us to re-open.”
The restaurant now operates under a new name, J&M Restaurant, but it’s at the same location and with much of the same staff and the same taste tempting menu with great family prices. Joe had been with Spires since July 1, 1955. He started out as a dishwasher, did all the jobs, cashier, cook, chef, manger he’s earned his spurs in the food service business. He was named District Manager for Spires when he was only 25 years old.
Fascinating guy, Joe Goncalves. He emigrated from Portugal, all by himself, when he was 15 years old. He went right to work in the food industry and he’s done mighty well. He’s mighty proud of his all
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“Investigators have worked hard to collect the necessary evidence in this case,” said Carlsbad Police Investigations Lieutenant Marc Reno. “The next step was to submit the case information to the DA for review which has resulted in this arrest.” Comstock was taken into custody without incident in Carlsbad and was booked into the Vista Detention Facility with a $120,000 bail.
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Escondido Cops on the Lookout for Impaired Drivers
This holiday season, the Escondido Police Department will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers with a special DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint, and DUI Saturation Patrols. A checkpoint is scheduled for December 27. Additional officers will be assigned for DUI Saturation Patrol throughout the holiday season, and especially on New Year’s Eve. The Escondido Police Department is giving fair
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Victorian cup. The DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from a patriot who contributed in some way to America’s fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Contact Linda at email@example.com.
Fox Films, for his work on the film, "Transatlantic." It is on loan from his daughter, Dana Wiles Behymer of Valley Center. The museum has a rare copy of the vintage film, said to be an early-day "Titanic," and will screen the movie continuously during the exhibition.
exhibit through March 1, one day before the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Before Wiles died at age 45 in 1949, his creative talent was found in 35 films. The museum is located at 29200 Cole Grade Road in Valley Center. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit vchistory.org or call 760.749.2993. Meetings/Events Calendar
Zumba Open House and Free Class – On Saturday, December 28th, Zumba Fitness with Lynn in Escondido will hold an Open House and free class. The class starts at 8:30am with refreshments at 9:30am, at the American Legion, 230 E. Park Ave., Escondido. For info, call Lynn at 760.741.0401, or lynn610.zumba.com.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org Beverlee Stuart-Borok was Speaker at DAR Meeting
The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), was honored to have as their speaker at a recent meeting, Beverlee Stuart-Borok, Director, District XIV. The subject of her presentation was General George Rogers Clark and his contributions during the American Revolution. Clark is best known for his capture of Vincennes which led to the British ceding the Northwest Territory to the United States. Stuart-Borok was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a DAR
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Jesus is a fascinating one if you would like to research further. /s/Bill Neece San Diego County, CA.
More on Mary:
I read your article on Mary of Nazareth. It was a very nice article. I believe that you should probably look into the difference between the lineage of Jesus as recorded in Matthew vs Luke. I believe that the lineage of Jesus in Matthew is actually giving Joseph's lineage, therefore going back as far as Abraham ... claiming Israelite lineage. But Luke's record of the lineage of Jesus is actually Joseph's father in law's lineage (Mary's lineage), not only claiming Israelite lineage, but going back to Adam and God. Jesus was only related to Joseph in that their lineage goes back to King David. Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent human. God provided the genes through the Holy Spirit on the Father's side, and Mary provided the genes, the human genes, being Jesus' mother. Mary's lineage is totally different than Joseph's
San Marcos Offering Free Enrichment Class Previews – The City of San Marcos Community Services is offering students of all ages the opportunity to try select enrichment classes for free from January 2 to 23. Enrichment classes are held at various locations throughout San Marcos. Class categories include fitness, dance, music, art, and more. Pre-registration is advised, but not required. To register for a preview class or view a list of free trial classes, visit www.san-marcos.net/classes.
(Left) Wanda Prosser and Beverlee Stuart-Borok
“Oscar” on Exhibit at Valley Center Museum
The familiar gold statuette handed out at the Academy Awards is seldom seen on public view, but there will be a rare chance to get up close to Oscar during a two-month exhibition beginning January 2 at the Valley Center History Museum. The Oscar on display was awarded in 1932 to Gordon Wiles, art director at up until both lineages meet at King David. Anyway, just another thought for you to look into. God bless you this season and forever, /s/Marc /s/Nancy Froning
More on Mary:
To The Editor:
Thank you for stating the rebuttal to Danny Saenz' letter, in which you RIGHTFULLY recall "judge not, lest ye be judged": and exhibit one is the first sentence about him reading such "blasphemous garbage," and exhibit two would be that he would see Mr. Gomez “going to Dante's Inferno.”
I can personally sympathize with you on debating whether or not to print his utmost vile letter. I was glad that you decided to publish his letter to not only show you how his mind works, but to expose his intolerance and his unbelievability, among other things.
A quotation from the most distinguished Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America: "I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others."
The Oscar will remain on
To demonstrate that he needs to perform a little more research is his statement that Gomez is not a Native American surname. My surname is Root, which is of English origin, does not mean that I am completely of English ancestry (my mother who is from Japan makes me part Japanese: there are PLENTY of examples where one's surname does not match their ethnicity).
Moreover, his indiscreet namecalling is reminiscent of the late Lester Garfield Maddox, the arch-segregationist Governor of Georgia. My analogy with these two is that they go onto a name-calling spree towards anybody that disagrees with them. As for the Mary of Nazareth article itself, it seems like one that makes a great deal of sense. In particular, the race of Christ and Mary was one that was wrongfully presumed. I am remembered that Billy Graham stated that Christ was not Caucasian, African, etc., and DO NOT let someone tell you otherwise. Our nation was founded not only on freedom of religion, but also to respect others' beliefs, as illustrated in my quotation from President Jefferson. One of my favorite Norman Rockwell's paintings is
Lisa Bentson, CEO of Lead's Club, Inc., to Speak at ABWA
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Freedom of Religion. Look at it and plenty of conclusions would denigrate Mr. Saenz' rash rhetoric. If I had the means, I would give as a gift a reproduction of this venerable painting, but then again thanks to my limited budget I am compelled to save my money! In Friendship,
/s/David Root San Diego County, CA. More Mary:
I found the letter about the Mary of Nazareth article very interesting.
I guess I just have one question for the letter writer. Since he said that Mary was referred to as a woman in the Bible and that a woman is 18 and older, where in the KJV (Bible: King James Version) does it say that a woman is 18 and older?
Even if one believes the Bible is the word of God, it seems most logical to me that one has to read the Bible with the knowledge that the meaning of some words are completely different than what they meant when the Bible was written. A non Biblical example of this
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Meeting – The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites you to “Connect, Collaborate and Prosper” – How “Focused” Networking can make 2014 the year of your dreams. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 2, from 68:30pm at The Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. The guest speaker will be Lisa Bentson, CEO of Lead’s Club, Inc., the pioneer networking organization headquartered here in San Diego County. As CEO, Lisa oversees operations which provide services to more than 5,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. She will be discussing the top 5 strategies of successful networkers. Cost is $23/members and $28/guests (includes 8 door prize tickets). To RSVP, call Susan Puffet at 760.822.2242 or email@example.com. For more info about ABWA, visit the website at www.ABWA.org.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting – will be at 12noon, Saturday, January 4, at the Aztlan Room in the Student Union at MiraCosta College. There will be a workshop with members sharing their favorite houseplants and giving hints on how to care for them. Mary Matava will be speaking on “How to Improve Your Soil.” Mary is President and Chief Agronomist for Agri Service, a green waste recycling business. She operates the Oceanside El Corazon Compost Facility that recently moved into a state of the art facility. It processes over 50,000 tons of wood and green waste annually into compost and mulches. Many gardeners have benefitted from her wonderful mulches and composts. For information, call 760.721.3281 or go to http://mira-
‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
The snow was piled up bellydeep to a mule. The kids were all home on vacation from school, And happier young folks you never did seeJust all sprawled around awatchin' TV. Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock, There came a surprise that gave them a shock!
The power went off, the TV went dead! When Grandpa came in from out in the shed With an armload of wood, the house was all dark. "Just what I expected," they heard him remark.
"Them power line wires must be down from the snow. Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."
"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light, And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right." The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom. Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room,
Discover San Marcos Heart of the City Hike – The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Heart of the City Hike on Saturday, January 4. The hike is free and will begin at 9am; participants can sign up at 8:30am. The easy, 3-mile hike will be on urban trails that follow the rail trail east and visit Hollandia and Mulberry Parks. A more challenging, 6 to 7-mile hike will also be offered. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended; bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a maximum 6’ leash at all times. Hikers will meet at the outdoor hearth at the Community Center (across from the library), 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, N 33 08 28.86, W 11 09 30.08. Parking is available in the parking structure. For further information on City of San Marcos sponsored hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 744.9000, Ext. 3535.
Escondido Woman’s Club to Meet on January 6th – Monday, January 6, at 10:30am, is the date and time for the Escondido Woman’s Club’s monthly meeting at their Clubhouse, 751 N Rose (corner of Mission Ave.) Escondido. The program will be presented by the students that attended the HOBY Leadership Program during the summer who will tell about their experiences. Reservations are required. Members should make their reservations when called by the Telephone Committee. If something comes up and they need to cancel, they should call Ruth. Guests should call Ruth at 760.489-0579 for reservations. The Clubhouse is available for all types of rentals; wedding receptions, quinceaneras, birthdays, seminars, concerts, etc. Maximum; 170 people. Call 760.743.9178 and leave a message – someone will
Uncased his old fiddle & started to play That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.
return your call in a timely manner. The Woman’s Club will be holding a multi-family Rummage Sale at the clubhouse on Saturday, February 15. There will be furniture, clothing, jewelry, plants, knick-knacks, and many other types of items for sale.
University on Wheels 2014 – The San Dieguito and Rancho Bernardo Chapters of the Brandeis National Committee are proud to host Brandeis University’s annual gift to its members and the community at large — University On Wheels. The guest speaker will be Professor Melissa Kosinski-Collins, Associate Professor of Biology, who will speak on “Your Brain On Aging” - A discussion on the Cause and Effect of Neurological Disease. Why does our brain function perfectly for 59 years (or 65 or 70 years) and then begin to self-destruct at an alarming rate? Join us for this luncheon event on Wednesday, January 8, at 11:15a.m.at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. The cost is $40/person. On Tuesday evening, January 7, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, there will be an elegant cocktail reception to meet Professor KosinskiCollins at a private home in Carlsbad. The cost for both events is $65.00. For more information and to RSVP, call Linda at 858.487.8041 or Dorothy at 760.942.1941. The proceeds will benefit “Sustaining the Mind,” a Scientific Research and Scholarship Fund of the Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Flower Arranging Program at Vista Woman’s Club Meeting – The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC will meet at 10:30am Wednesday, January 8, at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Suzy Long from Dos Gringos, who has been flower arranging for 30 years, will give a luncheon demon-
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew Both Pop & the kids were all singing it, too. They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night," Their eyes all a-shine in the bright firelight.
They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth, And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth. They stayed up till midnightand, would you believe, The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.
Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn; And when the kids wakened, the power was on.
"The power company sure got the line repaired quick," Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick. Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun, He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!
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When Giants Floated Across The Sky
Ever since 17th and 18th century when European scientists proved man could fly in a balloon, we have been fascinated by aerial vehicles able to float through the air with the greatest of ease. The awe extends to this very day as gas-filled airships hover over major events in this country as well as Europe. Of course, the ultimate creation of these great balloons were the German-developed dirigibles of the early 20th century. The father of the “rigid” airship was Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin. His giant airships were first used as passenger ships, then as bombers
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stration. Call Nancy at 760.822.6824 for information. For info, visit the website at www.womansclubofvista.org.
Palomar Model A Ford Club to Meet January 8 – The monthly membership meeting of the Palomar Model A Ford Club will be on Wednesday, January 8, at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos. Doors open at 6pm; meeting begins at 7pm, with refreshments and socializing afterward. Upcoming tours and technical advice are some of the topics on the agenda. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except December. Local day tours are usually scheduled for the Saturday following the meeting, departing from the clubhouse. All Model A owners and enthusiasts are welcome to attend the meetings and join the tours with or without a Model A. For more information or directions, email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.425.3241.
Jackie Precidio, President of College Republicans at CSUSM, will Speak at RBRWF Meeting – At the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated (RBRWF) “After Hours” Evening Meeting, Jackie Precidio will discuss how to educate Latino and college students about Republican values and the 2014 elections. In addition, Matt Stockton, Treasurer of the San Diego Young Republicans, will share his group’s outreach efforts and how to work together to win 2014 elections. The RBRWF satellite, RBRWF After Hours, meeting will be on Thursday, January 9, from 5:30pm-7pm at Courtyard by Marriott Rancho Bernardo, 11611 Bernardo Plaza Court, Rancho Bernardo. Cost is $15
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by the German air force during World War I. Zeppelins carried passengers in luxury cruiseship style on round-trips between the European continent to North and South America.
During the first three decades of the 20th century Zeppelin proved that travel by airship could be quite efficient and profitable. In 1900, von Zeppelin began trials of his first airship, the LZZ-1. By the beginning of World War I, Germany had over 20 very large lighter-than-air rigid airships in service. Seven were owned by Zeppelin. During the five years prior to the war, Zeppelin’s dirigible airline carried more than 32,700 passengers across the Atlantic on more than 1,588 flights covering 107,210 miles. When the war broke out, commercial air service was suspended, and Zeppelin built 95 airships for the German military.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between a “blimp” and a “dirigible.” The blimps of today, which are somewhat common-place hovering over football, baseball games, as well as golf tournaments, are large bags or “envelopes,” filled with lighter-
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warning to all partygoers. “In addition to DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, you will also see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period,” according to Lt. Albergo. “If we suspect anyone is driving while under the influence, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk or drugged driving.” Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions – and serious legal consequences. Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads, and Escondido officers are prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep our roads safe.
Nationally in the five years from 2007 to 2011 there were 4,169 people killed during the month of December in crashes that involved drivers with Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) of .08% or higher. In California during those same five Decembers, 505 were killed and thousands seriously injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes across the nation in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-drivingrelated crashes. Californians witnessed a total of 2,835 deaths with 774 killed in DUI crashes on their streets and highways.
Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.
Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy: - Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving Drunk - or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving. - If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins. - If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation . - Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. - If you see an impaired driver
on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life. Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Ice Cream Caper Captured by Cops
He apparently munchies.
A 20-year-old man is accused of committing a hot prowl burglary in Escondido last week . . and all he stole was strawberry ice cream and a television remote control.
The victim lives on North Rose Street near E. Washington Avenue. He reported an intruder in his home and police responded. The victim told police he was awakened by the intruder who was shining a light in his eyes. He then chased the burlar out of his home and observed him jumping into a Honda Civic. With the Haagen Daz strawberry ice cream and the remote.
Officers spoted the vehicle about a half hour later. When the officer looked inside the car he found the remote and the partially-eaten ice cream. Police determined the driver was under the influence of marijuana, which probably was not too surprising to them.
He was arrested and booked into jail on residential burglary charges. Mayoral Election Campaigns Beginning in Earnest
Several runs for the Mayor’s chair have already started active campaigning, the two most visible being Escondido and Vista.
In Escondido, it’s incumbent Mayor Sam Abed facing off against Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz and a potential third formidable challenger in former Escondido Chief of Police, Jim Maher. Maher has let it be known that he is considering moving back to Escondido and running for the seat, but has not officially declared. In Vista, it’s incumbent Mayor Judy Ritter against City Councilmember Cody Campbell, who was elected to the council last year.
Ritter has been on the council since 1988, Campbell is “the new kid on the block,.” but has proven himself to be a young, but formidable challenger. Last year Campbell lead a field
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sion of a loaded firearm, five for auto theft, two for car chases and attempts to evade police, one for possession of burglary tools, one for trespass, one for vandalism, three for prowling, one for burglary, and two for annoying or molesting a child under the age of eighteen. In 1986, the high school dropout and two friends decided to rip off a marijuana dealer. While Tuite was digging up some pot plants, someone got shot and died. Tuite fled and later, for reasons unknown, the district attorney chose not to file charges against him. An inmate told investigators that Tuite had said he fantasized about stabbing someone in the head. When Tuite was behind bars, he attacked at least one inmate, and took a swing at a social worker. He spent a year at Patton State Psychiatric Hospital, admitted with a diagnosis of methamphetamine abuse and schizophrenia.
There were also episodes of random violence, including one, in 1993, at a homeless camp in Oceanside. A man had just changed jackets with his girlfriend and suddenly felt someone pull the jacket over his head. Before he could react, he felt a "bam, bam, bam" to his head and shoulders. He had been stabbed three times before he was able to turn and grab the blade of a steak knife. Witnesses said the assault began with Tuite jumping out of some bushes and attacking from behind the victim. A group of men tackled and began beating Tuite, who promised them money if they would stop. Police arrived, arrested Tuite, who denied having anything to do with the stabbing. As the victim was being wheeled away to the ambulance on a gurney, he looked at Tuite and asked why he did it. Tuite shrugged and said it was a mistake. The victim's girlfriend felt Tuite had probably wanted to target her, and jumped on the jacket she had been wearing. When the victim did not show up in court, the prosecutor didn't pursue the case. Later the man would say Tuite's friends threatened him with a shotgun to keep his mouth shut.
Forensic evidence and photographs proved that when Stephanie was stabbed in her bed, her attacker pulled the covers over her head and plunged the knife into her through her comforter, blanket, sheet, and bed clothes. This would explain why Tuite only had a minute amount of her blood on him, when you might otherwise expect he
would have been drenched in it.
The jury did hear about how he easily escaped from police lockup on the first day of jury selection. He was given a baloney sandwich and wiped its mayonnaise on his wrist, slipped out of the handcuff, jumped on a cross-town bus and escaped for several hours. The jury gave him an extra four years and four months in prison for that stunt. Tuite might have mental issues, but the term "crazy like a fox" also applies. The Crowe family retained counsel to pursue a lawsuit for violations of Michael's civil rights. Dr. Wecht was brought in as a defense expert to assess the forensic evidence that had been used against the teens. Reviewing shapes and precise measurements from plaster molds that had been made of the actual stab wounds, he determined there was no way the Best Defense knife could have made those marks. The hilt of Aaron's knife would have left a distinctive mark that was absent from Stephanie's wounds. Moreover, the Best Defense knife had been taken apart by the crime lab and tested for Stephanie's blood or DNA and none was found. No other knife was ever recovered. Wecht evaluated the original autopsy report to offer information as to Stephanie's general time of death, which happened to comport to when residents heard Tuite shouting. He also viewed crime scene reports and photographs of Stephanie's final body position to quell rumors that someone had moved her postmortem. And he studied the girl's clothing, bedding, and all other pertinent materials, then recommended criminalists and blood spatter experts to bring in for additional expertise.
Also consulted by the defense was a former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, who was asked to prepare a crime scene analysis of the homicide and offer an opinion of how the police officers handled the case. McCrary, who retired after 26 years with the Bureau, heads a thriving threat assessment firm in Virginia called Behavioral Criminology International. His book, The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators Among Us, coauthored with Katherine Ramsland, PhD, details some of his career highlights.
McCrary immersed himself in the case and considered all the facts of the case and its suspects. In his extensive report,
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he did not share O'Toole's views of the case at all, finding that the perpetrator acted in a reckless and high-risk fashion. The comforter over Stephanie muffled her cries, and minimized the amount of blood spatter. The girl was a victim of opportunity, slain by a violence-prone offender who was "on the hunt." His blitz attack on her was rapid and disorganized, and he left without further interaction, except to steal small items as he vacated the premises.
McCrary's report was filed in the U.S. District Court in November 2002. A couple of weeks later, O'Toole filed an amended report, not in the criminal case proceeding in the state court, but in the Crowe's civil case -- very much an anomaly since active FBI profilers rarely become involved in civil litigation. O'Toole ignored Stephanie's DNA evidence on Tuite's clothing, even though she knew about it by this time. By March 2003, O'Toole's superiors regretted her involvement in the case and wrote letters to the attorneys asking that her report and all copies be returned to the Bureau and stating that no one should discuss its contents. But it was too late. The tainted report was already filed with the court and thus a public record. Tuite's defense attorneys subpoenaed her and she was forced to defend him against the three boys, despite their having been totally exonerated. The State of California called McCrary as a rebuttal witness in the trial-within-atrial, as he explained to jurors what proper procedures an FBI agent should follow when assessing a crime scene. His testimony was certainly a factor in the jury's decision to convict Tuite. In a letter to a private crime analysts association to which McCrary and O'Toole belonged, he cited her actions as "unconscionable" and an "attempt to obstruct justice and undermine the prosecution" and questioned her ethics and professionalism. Because his letter referred to Tuite as the "real killer," Tuite's defense lawyers reasoned that his conclusion turned McCrary from an independent expert into a shill for the prosecution and sought to cross-examine him about the letter, but the judge disallowed it. O'Toole later retired from the Bureau. Tuite appealed his conviction to the California Court of Appeal claiming, among other things, that his Sixth Amendment rights were violated when his attorneys were
precluded from fully crossexamining McCrary about his letter. On December 14, 2006, the Appellate Court wrote that the trial judge had erred in limiting the cross-examination, but held the error to be harmless and affirmed the conviction. California's Supreme Court denied the opportunity to review the matter. The federal district court turned down Tuite's petition for habeas corpus. But on September 8, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit voted 2-1 to toss Tuite's manslaughter conviction, ruling the trial was unfair. They deemed that the questioning of McCrary should have been included and cited what they called other "unusual" circumstances. Tuite was granted a new trial and the recent acquittal was the result.
In 2011, Michael Crowe and his family were awarded $7.25 million in a civil rights action against the cities of Escondido and Oceanside. The family of Aaron Houser settled a similar lawsuit for $4 million. The cities' insurance carriers paid the awards. The Treadway family had also sued but gave up their claim as the case languished in the court system. This year, a Superior Court judge declared all three young men to be "factually innocent" of the murder. Now 29, Michael lives out of state with his wife and two sons. His family lives close by. They have never wavered in their belief that Richard Tuite murdered Stephanie. Unlike the latest jury, Tuite's mother and sister were surely aware of Richard's long criminal history, but couldn't stand the idea of him staying locked up. His sister told a reporter that she asked her brother if he killed Stephanie. "He looked me right in the eyes and told me no," she said. Their mother was convinced he would behave as long as he took his medications, possibly unaware that many mentally ill men go off their meds because it dampens their libido.
Tuite's family cheerleaders lobbied the California Innocence Project, based at San Diego's California Western School of Law, and they pushed for the new trial. No doubt the attorneys there, who have taken on just causes in the past, learned of Tuite's background, so why did they choose to get involved in this case? Was this an example of winning at any cost, with no concern for protecting society? Wouldn't a more prudent use of legal talent and funds be spent on improving mental health counseling and compassionate treatment for inmates who belong behind bars? Who is to blame?
I don't blame the jury. Once again, the California Attorney General's office prosecuted the case. When they first took over, I phoned a top person in that office and sent him our book, pointing out key passages. Both Wecht and McCrary were ready to testify for expenses only because they believed that Tuite was guilty and needed to remain in prison. I also suggested that the office hunt down the man Tuite stabbed before, but the prosecutor told me the guy was a transient and they didn't know where he was. My response was to get his hospital records and court filings. With the immense resources available to the state, finding this man through his family or doctor would not be impossible. Imagine what a powerful witness that man might have been, with direct experience of Tuite's predilection for a sneaky knife attack. As we hung up, the prosecutor chuckled and assured me that they would pursue every avenue to win a proper conviction.
Who's laughing now? I didn't attend the trial, but from media coverage it seems the case was streamlined so much it was over in a flash, lasting just over a month. The jury deliberated for only a few hours. The AG's office apparently didn't feel they needed expert witnesses to explain critical facts to the jury. Wecht was never contacted by prosecutors or their investigators. McCrary was, but they didn't bother to call him or Mary Ellen O'Toole as witnesses, despite their debate being one of the key reasons for the retrial. The same attention to detail, such as explaining why the blood contamination couldn't have happened, was not made clear in this trial. Who is to Blame?
Apparently, the state was so arrogantly confident the jury would see the disheveled mental patient in the defendant's seat and convict. But guess what? The defense lopped off his beard and hair, dressed him like a preppy, and let him exchange smiles with his loving family members in the courtroom. Jurors bought his innocence and some members later stated that the prosecution failed to prove its case. I would argue that the prosecution failed to present a case. I don't blame the defense attorneys. They did what they had to do to create reasonable doubt, which was to point at Michael, Aaron, and Joshua once more. All three testified and the jury had to watch videos of their agonizing police questioning, which must have been tedious. Fair or not,
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Tuite's acquittal places these three young men back in some people's minds as Stephanie's "real" killers. Even though they won't be formally accused again or face trial, it's a burden they will be forever saddled with.
Now 44, Tuite has been ordered to take his medication as a condition of his parole. How his family intends to enforce that may prove to be difficult. He will be required to register on the state's Sexual Offender Registry for life, due to a conviction for lewdly harassing two Escondido girls, aged 12 and 13, shortly after Stephanie's death. He leered at them on a bus, followed them home, and told one, "Tracy, all I want to do is have sex with you."
If you're in San Diego County - or anywhere, really, because Richard Tuite likes to roam -lock your doors. And get ready for a civil case for wrongful imprisonment by a canny man who manipulated the system before and may do so again. His status as someone who was wrongly convicted might make him eligible to collect $100 per day for the time he was locked up in the Crowe matter. With approximately 3,200 days under his belt, he could collect about $320,000. And if he's currently getting free medication via Medi-Cal, Social Security disability benefits, or food stamps, a financial windfall could affect his qualifications.
Meanwhile, one must wonder what private discussions are going on now in the offices of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who almost certainly knew the kind of trial her employees were running. Was it she who mandated that sufficient expert witnesses not be called? Was the reason to save taxpayer money? If so, that was penny wise and pound foolish.
Harris' future looked bright as people projected she might soon replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or even Governor Jerry Brown next year, if he doesn't seek a second term. But the Tuite travesty will have long repercussions.
San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who won her post in large part due to Pfingst's mishandling of the Crowe case, headed the office when Tuite was convicted. She keeps a photo of Stephanie Crowe on her desk to remind her of all crime victims and her responsibility to monitor police investigations. It must be diffi-
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would be if one was to read today an obituary that was written in the 50's that stated that the deceased was a gay man. One should not infer that the deceased was a homosexual because the word "gay" did not have that connotation in the 1950's. Therefore one needs to understand or explore what the meaning of a word used in the Bible was at the time the Bible was written and not just assume it means the same thing today. I would think that someone who loves God as much as this writer evi-
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dently does would want to understand Him through His Word as best as he can. /s/Rick Bova Escondido CA
I am glad that you published Danny Saenz's letter, but would have prefered much shorter version of the lashing in the "editor's note." Danny Saenz was certainly extremely pasionate, but I would not label his letter as venom-filled, because that was
clearly not his intent. To put it bluntly, Danny was just seriously pissed.
Like Danny, I also disliked Mr. Gomez's article, but I resolved it by putting The Paper away after reading the first few paragraphs, and reading something worthwhile instead. I also do not see any good reason
to engage Mr. Saenz's pastor or church into this. On a much brighter note, I really enjoyed today's article "The Candy Bomber." /s/Tom Skarvada Encinitas, CA.
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As a public service, The Paper, periodically, will list businesses in North San Diego County that we believe deserve a boycott, and that we will boycott. Whether you choose to boycott them is entirely your decision.
The reasons for such a boycott include poor, shoddy, or incompetent service, rudeness to patrons, overcharging, deceit, and/or failure to pay their bills. We are boycotting the following: Dr. Valentina Obradovec, Adriatic Dental, San Marcos, CA. Castrejon’s Hauling and Bobcat Service, Vista, CA. Martha Diaz, Martha’s Housekeeping, Escondido, Ca. Kerry Lane, Boyd Rogers Plumbing, Vista Todd Nelson, Hi-Lo Electric, San Marcos Jessica Casas, Apodaca Roof Service, Vista
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new restaurant, as well he should be. All new equipment, carpet, stainless steel kitchen, and the staff is in place, all 38 of them, are ready to serve you.
hold 50 persons for large parties and corporate events.
J&M offers a comfortable and spacious dining area for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Joe Goncalves, owner, J&M Restaurant, Escondido
The state of the art kitchen, the insistence on top qualify food, and prompt, friendly service, all combine to bring back the same great experience you had with Spires.
J&M Restaurant is open seven days a week from 6am to 11pm, they are closed, however, on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The new J&M Resaturant also has a banquet room that will
Joe is especially proud of his state of the art stainless steel kitchen.
Now, all is set to greet you, the patron. Those of you who patronized Spires for so many years now will find the same genial host with much of the same staff intact, all waiting for one final ingredient. You.
Our best wishes to Joe Goncalves and his great crew and his wonderful new restaurant, located at 1215 E. Valley Pkwy, Escndido. ••••• And, finally, our year comes to a close. 2013 was a good year for us. Health is still good for both Evelyn and I, aside from the normal aches and pains that come from being almost 200 years old . . . but no real complaints, thanks to our physicians and medical staff at Kaiser Permanente. Our families are also well, business has been good this year. We welcomed Gordon Belanger back as our Sales Manager and our advertisers have been regular, loyal, and successful.
Our two pups give us many laughs every
day, and they shower us with total dedication and love . . . and we return that great affection.
And we have this column, by which we stay in touch with you, our extended families in the various communities we serve, passing along tidbits of information, recommendations on businesses we’ve dealt with, and introducing you to some mighty fine people, both business and professional. We look forward to seeing you, and serving you, again in 2014. From Evelyn and I, and all our staff, a Very Happy New Year!
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Cactus Jack, Frequent visitor of The Computer Factory www.computerfactorysanmarcos.com Miracle on Mulberry Street
It was early afternoon on Christmas Eve 2008. I was carrying a PC to the car for a lady as “Cactus Jack” pulled up in front of our store. Jack’s white Ford 350 pick-up truck is distinctive for the hood mounted five-foot wide Texas Longhorns. In the front seat was a huge “Fry’s” box with a Santa suit draped over it.
“Hi Jack, I see you got yourself a Santa suit. You going soft or are you moonlighting at the mall” I laughed.
Jack cut loose a stream of whiskeylaced profanity. “I picked that thing up from the cleaners fer my nephew. He puts it on every Christmas and his brats is stupid enough fall fer it every time. Makes me sick just thinking bout it.”
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We walked into the shop and Jack headed straight for the coffee pot. “Well I come to town to git one of them twenty seven inch monitors that Fry’s is practically givin away and I got the last one,” Jack said triumphantly.
Nome looked up from the computer she was inspecting. “We have a bit of a problem.” She said. “Mrs. Pintera bought in this PC and monitor for ten bucks at a garage sale. The kids need a computer for schoolwork. Mr. Pintera is out of work and down with the flu, their car broke down and they’ve no money. She put aside $100 for the kids Christmas presents but they really need a computer for school. She asked me if I thought we could fix this one for $100. I told her we could”
Cactus Jack was squinting at Mrs. Pintera’s PC. Jack may be crooked as a dog’s hind leg and meaner than cat crap but, as the sole proprietor of Rainbow Computer Emporium, he does know computers. “You couldn’t make this thing into a computer for $500. It’s got Windows 95.” Jack looked at Nome and snickered. “This time you done bit off way more’n you can chew, cookie.” Nome ignored Jack. “We could give her one of our refurbished computers and tell her that all we had to do was put her parts in a used case that cost ten dollars. Then she won’t think its charity.”
master’s degree credits while earning a paycheck. Many recent college graduates and mid-career professionals have participated in the Capital Fellows Program to gain public sector experience. During my time in Sacramento, I have been fortunate to mentor Senate fellows in my Capitol office. The Senate Fellowship program provides a great opportunity to learn about the Senate and the legislative process.
I encourage those interested to apply. Applications are due on February 10, 2013. For more information: www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fe llows_programs_overview.ht ml
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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“Sounds like a plan, lets do it,” I nodded. Nome continued, “ They live in that old green house on the left side of Mulberry so we could drop it off after work tonight and save her the bus money.” Jack slapped his knee and hooted. “Am I at Brother Beno’s? You folks is easier than a two-dollar hooker. If’n I fell for every phony sob story I’d be outa of business in a week. I’m gittin the heck outa here afore I bust out cryin.” Jack headed for the door.
Nome yelled after him, “Merry Christmas Cactus Scrooge.” Cactus Jack hesitated at the door. “While you saps are playin Mother Theresa I’ll be curled up with a bottle of Jack Daniels in front of my new 28 inch Viewsonic watchin Texas Cheerleader’s Mud Rasslin. Ho Ho Ho.”
We knocked on the Pintera’s door just after six. A radiant, smiling Mrs. Pintera opened the door and invited us in. A beautifully decorated Christmas tree spread its branches over a pile of expensively wrapped gifts. Happy children
Happy New Year
2014 is fast approaching and New Year celebrations are beginning. It’s a time to make resolutions and perhaps, to reflect upon past resolutions.
In Sacramento, legislators are fine-tuning their legislative packages for next year. The window for the introduction of new bills will open when the Legislature re-convenes on January 6. It effectively closes on January 24, the last day to submit bill requests to the Legislative Counsel’s office, which translates bill ideas into legislation. Finalized bills must be submitted by February 21.
scampered about the house. Was Cactus Jack right? Did we get conned? Mrs. Pintera saw the look on my face and blushed. “I don’t know how it happened or what’s going on but about an hour ago three men just marched in with all this stuff. They didn’t say a word. They set up the tree and brought in all those presents and then they left. I guess it must be a church or something.”
I put the computer on the floor. “I’ll get your monitor” “Oh we don’t need it now” she said, “They brought us a really nice 28inch Viewsonic.” Mrs. Pintera’s four year old tugged at my pants leg “Santa brought it, we saw him. He had a white beard and everything,” he said seriously.
His older brother added, “his beard was white but his mustache was yellow and he wore cowboy boots” I bent over and asked the little guy, “Did Santa have a sleigh and reindeer?” “No sir, he had a white pick-up truck, but it had antlers.”
continues. This does not mean there won’t be strong disagreements on many policy issues, but I hope the New Year will also show more cooperation on many of the major issues facing California.
Personally, I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of this beautiful Assembly District during the year to come. To keep abreast of important events in the Capitol or in the 75th Assembly District, please visit my website at: http://www.assembly.ca.go v/waldron
If you need help involving state agencies, or would like to discuss important This year a majority of leg- legislative issues, please islators are freshmen and contact my District Office there seems to be increas- at 760-480-7570, or email ing congeniality among the assemblymember.wadron new members. @assembly.ca.gov. Cooperation across party Best wishes for a Happy lines has been on the rise New Year for you and and it is my fervent hope for the New Year that this everyone you hold dear.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed “Dine Out Escondido!” Launches in January with 22 Restaurants
In conjunction with Visit California’s “California Restaurant Month” during the month of January, Escondido is launching the first annual “Dine Out Escondido!” culinary tourism program promoting local restaurants. The statewide program represents over 32 cities and has a robust marketing reach of over 70 million impressions through its website, social media, and advertising efforts. The City’s Visit Escondido tourism office is spearheading “Dine Out
Escondido!” with an overwhelming first-time response of 22 restaurant participants. I’m thrilled with the huge response from our very popular restaurants! Each restaurant is providing something special for the month of January and we’re hopeful locals and visitors will take advantage of “Dine Out Escondido!” month.
Everyone can enjoy the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido during the month of January by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit their favorite restaurants and experience many new ones. Each restaurant is providing a special offer to celebrate “Dine Out Escondido!” For a the complete list of participating restaurants and their specials, please go to www.VisitEscondido.com
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Recycling Christmas Trees
During this time of year, many residents ask how they can dispose of their Christmas tree. The city’s contracted waste-hauler, EDCO, provides for customers to place trees curbside on their regular collection day during the two weeks after Christmas at no extra charge.
Trimmings/stand must be removed. Organic decorations, such as natural garland and wreathes, can also be placed in the residential designated yard waste container. For more information, residents can call 760.727.1600.
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Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Residents can drop off used motor oil and filters at the Household Hazardous Waste facility located at 1145 E. Taylor Street (across the street from the Public Works building) in Vista. The facility is open to Vista residents; proof of residency is required. No appointment is necessary and there is no direct fee to the resident. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (closed on holiday weekends). Residents may also drop off antifreeze, auto batteries, paint, pesticides, and other household hazardous waste by "driving through” - staff will offload your car.
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Christmas Tree and Holiday Recycling
family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and being diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, giftwrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.
Did you know that Christmas trees cause approximately 200 fires annually that result in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage? EDCO customers can also place trees curbside on their regular collection day during the two weeks after Christmas at no extra charge. For more information about tree and holiday recycling, As the holidays wrap-up, please call program coordiplease remember to keep the nator Julie Magee at (760) green in San Marcos. With 744-1050, ext. 3137. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Closing the Deal
With 2014 just around the corner, the Oceanside Public Library invites you to meet Henry DeVries, author, educator and marketing expert, on Saturday, January 11, at 1:00 PM at the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, located at 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. Mr. DeVries is the co-author of How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffet, and in his hour-long presentation you will learn to take your business or professional practice to new heights. Come discover the best methods for attracting more referrals, creating a marketing plan that works, mining
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of eight other candidates — including then incumbent Councilman Frank Lopez — to win his seat.
Campbell already has a campaign website up and running, on which he criticizes Ritter for supporting a controversial and now defunct plan to build two electronic billboards along state Route 78 and voting against a proposal to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas. He has also accused the mayor of attempting to sideline his proposals.
Already, there are signs of divisiveness between the two candidates. Ritter has denied Campbell any committee or commission assignments, Campbell suggests that’s just petty political retribution.
your database for more sales and generating higher profits in the coming year – everything geared for success. Mr. DeVries is an Assistant Dean for External Affairs for the University of California at San Diego Extension, in addition to writing weekly columns for Forbes.com and the San Diego Union Tribune. Throughout his 30year career, Mr. DeVries has researched specific strategies that have launched entrepreneurs and executives into extraordinary success, and this FREE program is being sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library just for all of you. For more information on this great event, please visit the Oceanside Public Library’s website at www.OceansidePublicLibrary.com
Vista Republicans outnumber Democrats, 14,700 to 11,300, according to the Registrar of Voters.
A bit more sedate jockeying for position has been taking place in Escondido with most political work being done in the background. Abed and Diaz appear to be fairly amiable when sitting on the dais, but Abed is a Conservative, Diaz a Liberal, and their political philosophies have clashed and and are likely to continue. We are 11 months away from the election. No one would be too surprised to see the election heat up substancially, in both cities, as we come closer to the election day.
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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! Drive Safely This Holiday Season
With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with you all about drinking and driving after a "social session" with friends. Well, this past Saturday, we were out on a preThanksgiving evening with long-lost friends. I had a few cocktails, followed by a handful of glasses of vintage red wine. Despite the jolliness, I still had the sense to know that I was over the limit. That's when I decided to do what I have never done before: I took a cab home.
Sure enough, there was a police road block on the freeway but, since it was a cab, they waved us past. We arrived home safely without incident. This was both a great relief and surprise because I had never driven a cab before. I don't even know where I got it from and, now that it is in my garage, I don't know what to do with it. Why?
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a DIET coke? Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word? Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at
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than-air helium gas. A “dirigible” was a rigid frame with large gas containers inside. The lighter-than-air gas creates the lift. The Germans used the highly-flammable hydrogen gas; the U.S. used helium.
The difference in the two types of airships is size. The last dirigibles built in the early 20th century were several times larger than a blimp. For today’s generations, probably mention of the “Hindenburg” disaster will help relate to dirigibles. The giant German airship was a passenger-carrying “skyliner,” and the last of the dirigibles. The horrific 1937 disaster ended the age of the great airships.
But not quite. It was the end of the dirigibles, but not the collapsible blimps.
Back in the ‘20s and ‘3os, the U.S. Navy jealously guarded the secret to non-flammable, lighter than air helium and wouldn’t share it with Germany. It was the deadly hydrogen gas that unexplainably exploded on May 6, 1937, sending the Hindenburg and the great dirigible era crashing to an end.
The original mission planned for the Navy’s dirigibles was aircraft carriers in the sky. During the 1920s to mid-30s, the U.S. Navy invested in the dirigible concept with a number of giant airships, but there were four notables: the USS Los Angeles, the USS Akron, the USS Macon, and the USS Shenandoah. The USS Los Angeles was built by the Zeppelin company in Germany. Goodyear Rubber Co., developed and built the other three. Ironically, only one survived, the German-built USS Los Angeles, only to be retired due to a lack of money during the Great Depression. The other three all crashed, primarily due to weather, killing most of their crews. In a time when weather forecasting was more guess than anything, unexpected bad weather was deadly to an airship.
The Curtiss Aircraft Corp. built eight F-9-C “Sparrow Hawk” scout planes for the Akron and the Macon. Four each were assigned to the two ships. The small biplanes hooked onto and were released from the respective airships to scout and return.
The tragic Navy record: The Shenandoah crash in 1925; the Akron went down in 1933, and the Macon was destroyed in 1935, thus ending America’s dirigible program. However, the blimp fleet was developed and became a lethal weapon during World War II by the
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The dream of having giant airships flying quietly carrying passengers at a pleasant speed has never been abandoned. In recent years, a German company has built a smaller version of the dirigible, carrying tourists over picturesque landscapes in Europe. Abortive attempts have been made in the United States, but nothing has been done that compares with those giants of the skies during yesteryear. Still, it’s nice to dream about such bygone days.
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Malcolm is an 8-year-old neutered male Cairn terrier mix, ID 77123. Malcolm is an easy-going guy who just wants to love and be loved. He is inquisitive and silly, so he is sure to add a lot of fun and entertainment to his new home. Malcolm gets along well with other dogs and might not mind having a canine companion in his new home. Malcolm is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $25 adoption fee in December includes neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open seven days a week. ‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 13
There is probably a reason the time between now and election day is known as “the silly season.” Sprinter Appears to be a Bad Investment
Area legislators as well as taxpayers are questioning the investment in the Sprinter now that figures are out showing a strong decrease in ridership according to the North County Transit District. The Sprinter, a $477 million public transportation investment has yet to live up to initial ridership projections. The 22-mile link includes 15 stations from Escondido to Oceanside and runs roughly parallel to State Route 78. The district spent $4.66 per boarding in October as a subsidy,, up from $4.08 per boarding in October 2012. One-way Sprinter fares cost $2 so the District loses $2.66 for each passenger it subsidizes.
NCTD officials claim they expect an increase in traffic and a healthy turn-arond and say ‘no one has hit the panic button yet.” Areal legislators and their staffs, however, are looking very closely at results.
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and includes hors d’oeuvres buffet. No host bar is available. Parking is free. All are welcome. Make reservations by Monday, January 6, by emailing Programs@rbrwf.org. Also contact Programs@rbrwf.org or 858.705.0012 for more info. Visit the website at www.rbrwf.org.
Escondido Democrats Look Forward to 2014 - The January meeting of Escondido Democrats will be at 10am on Saturday, January 11, with a half-hour social, business meeting at 10:30 and the program at 11am. Elected officers will discuss their plans for the year, and Chair Francine Busby will present the 2014 plans of the San Diego County Democratic Party. The meeting will be held at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway. Admission is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. On-site parking is free. For additional information, call 760.740.8595, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.escondidodems.org.
“The Art of Voice: an Introduction to Opera” at Escondido Library – On Saturday, January 11, at 3pm, in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, “The Art of Voice: an Introduction to Opera,” a program of operatic selections, will be performed. Dr. Nicholas Reveles, Geisel Direcor of Education and Outreach for the San Diego Opera, will accompany four of Southern California’s top young artists, Michelle Law (soprano), Anthony Whitson-Martini (baritone), Alexis Alfaro (tenor), and Chelsea Seener (soprano) as they perform selections from favorite operas. Dr. Reveles will host the program, accompany the vocalists and provide background information on the arias they perform. All concerts are free and open to the public and are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, located at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido. For more info, call 760.839.4839 or visit http://library.escondido.org/.
Oceanside Charitable Foundation Releases Grant Guidelines – The Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has released its 2014 Grant Guidelines and invites San Diego County nonprofits to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for OCF 20142015 grants on the subject of community engagement: neighborhood leadership and voluntarism. The OCF wants to advance the community aspect of living in Oceanside and asking neighborhoods, nonprofits and community leaders to come up with creative solutions that engage people in addressing Oceanside issues. This year, the OCF is placing special emphasis on funding smaller organizations that are already “on the ground” within the community of Oceanside. During this Grant Cycle, the OCF will provide grants at three levels of funding: $5,000, $15,000, and $25,000. Join in for a nonmandatory forum to discuss the OCF Grand Guidelines and application process at a meeting on Wednesday, January 8, from 9:30am-11am, at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr. Oceanside; RSVP by Tuesday, January 7, by emailing email@example.com or calling 619.822.4485. Contact John also for questions concerning the grant guidelines. For technical questions about the application, contact Sadie Brinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.814.1381.
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Escondido Charitable Foundation Released Guidelines Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - The Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF) (www.escondidocharitablefoundation.org) recently released its 2014-2015 Letter of Intent Guidelines. The ECF, in its eighth grant cycle, invites nonprofits serving Escondido to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for 2014-2015 grants. The foundation will be accepting LOI’s for projects that build community leadership and involvement, while meeting this year’s focal area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This grant cycle is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of the Greater Escondido area (as defined by the Escondido Union High School District boundaries “to include the San Pasqual Valley, up to Deer Springs Road by Lawrence Welk and out toward Del Dios).
The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Escondido-centered projects. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the LOI is 5pm on January 13, 2014. Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application proposal by March 24, 2014. “This year, we’re teaming up with eight of the other affiliate foundations to focus our grantmaking efforts on civic engagement and community involvement,” said Rebecca Raymond, Grants Chair of the ECF. “It is a great opportunity to contribute to county-wide impact while continuing to support the unique needs of the Escondido community.”
Nonprofit organizations serving Escondido can find the Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions at http://www.sdfoundation.org/CommunityFoundations/Esc ondidoCharitableFoundation/Grants. aspx. My Community registration can be completed at https://mycommunity.sdfoundation.o rg and must be completed by 5pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Letters of Intent are due no later than 5pm on Monday, January 13, 2014. For questions concerning the Grant Guidelines, contact Trudy Armstrong at Trudy@sdfoundation.org or 619.764.8602. For technical questions about the Application, contact Sadie Brinton at email@example.com or 619.814.1381. For information about the Escondido Charitable Foundation, visit www.escondidocharitablefoundation.org.
“Simply The Best Singles” Dance/Mixer - An organization for upscale singles age 40-60ish presents "New Year Romance" Dance/Mixer on Saturday, January 18, 7:30pm11:30pm, with DJ Party Pam playing old and new music, icebreakers, photographer, psychic, prizes, and more! Dress is upscale classy (no jeans/no shorts). Parking is only $3.00. Dance price is $15 prepay, $20 door. Sign up at www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com or call 818-577-6877. The location is
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Harvard Glee Club to Stop in Escondido on Winter Tour – The Choral Arts program at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) is proud to present local audiences with a concert by the 60-voice men’s ensemble and America’s oldest collegiate choir, the Harvard Glee Club, which will take the Center Theater stage at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 18. Conducted by Andrew Clark, the Glee Club is the oldest continuing choral ensemble in the U.S., founded in 1858. A close-knit group of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, the Glee Club has toured extensively and will be in California on its winter tour. The group’s repertoire includes medieval, classical, contemporary, folk, and Harvardiana music. To learn more, visit harvardgleeclub.org. Tickets for this program cost $15-22 for Center members; $18-25 for non-members; $10 for students and military with ID; and free for children 12 and under. To get their discounted rate, Center members should call the Ticket Office at 800.988.4253. Special group rates are also available. For more info, call the Ticket Office. Tickets also can be purchased online at www.artcenter.org/performances. To find out more about the Escondido Choral Arts program and how to get involved, visit www.escondidochoralarts.com. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Award-winning Violinist to Perform at The Center in January – The Second Discovery Series concert featuring acclaimed violinist Nadir Khashimov, playing a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin from 1828, will be on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Due to the popularity of its classical music programming, the Center added the Discovery Series to its roster this season. The Center’s Discovery Series highlights young, up-and-coming artists who are making a name for themselves on the world stage. This Series is to “present tomorrow’s stars to today” to North County audiences. Khashimov will perform in the Center Theater at 3pm, on Sunday, January 19. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For tickets, call the Box Office at 800.988.4253. For more info and other programs, visit the website at www.artcenter.org.
“Out with the Old, In with the New” – This is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club luncheon for Monday, January 20, at 11:30am at the St. Mark Golf Club (formerly called the Lake San Marcos Country Club), 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $18 inclusive. The keynote speaker, Sharon Simonian, from Laguna Nigel, is a poet, actor, former teacher, and motivational speaker. She starts the new year off with “New Beginnings” as she talks about the category 3 gifts and how to have a great start in the new year. The special feature “Timelessly Refreshing” is a presentation of the Scentry authentic fragrances by Jessica La Rue. Scentry began with a simple idea – a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles. Entertainment will be an inspirational singer from Oceanside, Ignacio Carraballa, with some “Sweet Melodies” to celebrate the New Year. Plan to meet the special guests and hear uplifting music. Bring a friend. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by January 16th. Walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft
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Tom Fry, Retired Pastor from Church of the Nazarene Is Christmas Really Over?
All month people have been rushing through days and nights, shopping, mailing, baking, doing all the things needed to be ready for Christmas.
Tuesday evening and all day yesterday they gathered in groups of family and friends and celebrated the joy of Christmas. Then as evening came, and all the company left, and the house grew quiet, there was the sudden, perhaps welcomed, realization that it was all over. Or is it?
There is a certain downer to
A neighbor has a yard full of inflatable Christmas figures, all illuminated. But if you go by in the day time, all the figures are deflated and they lay flat and wrinkled on the lawn. I imagine that some of you feel like that today. But here’s the good news. We are in the midst of a season that celebrates the coming of Christ. It is not just his birthday, but his life that we celebrate. You know that song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas?” We’re in that season right now. It lasts until January 6. Don’t put away the Christmas CD’s. Turn up the volume. Rejoice. Celebrate.
The rush is over. There is time now to enjoy the season. To remember the Savior who has been born to you. And to enjoy the peace He brings to all the world. A Merry Christmas isn’t swept up and carried to the trash like the wrappings of yesterday’s presents. A Merry Christmas lasts forever.
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The name of the business: Industry Bar and Grill, Mission Ave Bar and Grill, Mission Bar and Grill, Mission Bar & Grill, Industry Bar & Grill, located 711 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Industry Bar & Grill, Inc. 711 Mission Ave. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cameron Braselton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/05/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 11, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: INDUSTRY BAR & GRILL, INC. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 711 MISSION AVE. OCEANSIDE, CA. 920542833 Type of license applied for: 41-ON SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE 12/26/2013, 01/02 AND 01/09/2014
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The name of the business: Time Techs Audio Visual Inc., located at 464 Las Brisas Drive, Escondido, CA., 92027, is hereby registered by the following: True Techs Audio Visual Inc. 464 Las Brisas Drive Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vanthany Khounbroinh Vice, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034925
The name of the business: Oceana Dermatology, located at 2325 Paseo de Laura #217, Oceanside, Ca., 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Kelly Halloran 2325 Paseo de Laura #217 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kelly Halloran This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00080793-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner My Quoc Giap, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: My Quoc Giap to Proposed name Myagi Giap. 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: February 4, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 12/20/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 & 01/16/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035092
The name of the business: San Diego Homecare Finders Referral Agency, located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, 102B, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Roger Lawrence 4566 Blackwell Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Roger Lawrence This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-035166
The name of the business: Ertman Property Inspections, located at 1824 Sunbury St., Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Ron Ertman 1824 Sunbury St., Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ron Ertman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/20/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
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The name of the business: North County Women’s 200 Club, located at 435 W. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Dianne S. Lott 1438 La Habra Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 Jenny Paschall 1526 Lower Lake Ct. Cardiff, Ca. 92007 This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. First day of business was 1/01/80. /s/Dianne S. Lott, Gneral Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/17/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
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The name of the business: All In 1 Tree Care, located at Circle J Lot #1, Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004, is hereby registered by the following: J. Juan Gaytan B. 2865 Doble O Rd. Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004 This business is conducted by an indivdual. First day of business was n/a. /s/J. Juan Gaytan B This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/19/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
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The name of the business: TitleMax, located at 5399 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, Ca. 92115, is hereby registered by the following: TitleMax of California, Inc. 15 Bull Street, Suite 200 Savannah, GA. 31401 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael Kelleher, Assistant Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/18/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 and 01/16/2014
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2013-035181 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: PCSmart Medical Networks, located at 4187 Mount Hukkee Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92117. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 2/22/2011 and assigned File No. 2011-005514 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): PCSmart Corporation 4187 Mount Hukkee San Diego, Ca. 92117 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Christopher Hager, President This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/2013. 12/26/2013, 01/02, 01/09 & 01.16/2014.
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The name of the business: International Student Exchange Program, located at 1290 Daxi Ln, Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Stacie Sanger 1290 Daxi Ln Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stacie Sanger This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/18/2013.
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The name of the business: Graydon Enterprises, located at 168 Europa Street, Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Scott Graydon Carter 168 Europa Street Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/2000. /s/Scott Graydon Carter This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/13/2013.
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The name of the business: BLG Woodworks & Design, located at 1255 Activity Dr., Ste D, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Brandon Glass 445 Sunrise Dr. East Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/2005. /s/Brandon Glass This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/13/2013.
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The name of the business: Sister of Tradz, located at 500 Rancheros Dr. Sp. 65, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Sheila P. Alston 500 Rancheros Dr. Sp. 65 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2013. /s/Sheila P. Alston This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/13/2013.
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The name of the business: Clearlight Capital Group, Clearlight Capital Management, Clearlight Investment Properties, Clearlight Real Estate, located at 18029 Calle Ambiente Suite 512, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067, is hereby registered by the following: Stephen Charles Pringle 18029 Calle Ambiente, Suite 512 Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. 92067 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/01/2013. /s/Stephen Charles Pringle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/13/2013.
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The name of the business: Jezebel, located at 232 Violet Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Lee 131 Violet Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/2013. /s/Lisa Lee This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 and 12/26/2013
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the front? Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?
Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage? Ever wonder... why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why is it that doctors and attorneys call what they do 'practice'? Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons? Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
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cult for her now to look at the sunny face of that little girl whose family still has no justice. ••••• Investigative journalist Dawna Kaufmann has co-authored three books with Dr. Cyril H. Wecht. A Question of Murder, from 2009, which includes chapters on the deaths of Anna Nicole Smith and her son Daniel; the murders of Stephanie Crowe and Danielle van Dam, and the trials of Richard Raymond Tuite and David Westerfield; and the "involuntary euthanasia" of
black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff? Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
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If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal? ••••• You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life. ••••• 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 can tell a lot about a woman just by her hands. If she's holding a gun, for example, she's probably angry. ••••• I'm going to retire and live off my savings.
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dozens of victims in a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, they released From Crime Scene to Courtroom, which includes chapters about the deaths of Michael Jackson, Caylee Anthony, Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, and the wife of former Chicago SWAT team member Drew Peterson, along with other cases. Both were published by Prometheus Books and are available online. Best-selling true crime author Ann Rule wrote the foreword for the first book, and television news legend Geraldo Rivera wrote the foreword for the second book. Their latest book, Ann Rules Presents---Final Exams: True Crime Cases from Cyril Wecht, details four "twisty mysteries" with medico-legal bombshells. They include the inside details surrounding the death of Jessica Lunsford, a Florida child who was snatched by a predator; a wealthy New Yorker who asked a stranger to kill him for insurance money; and two mind-bending Pennsylvania deaths: a state trooper who thought he was smarter than everyone else, and a sociopathic doctor whose jealousy knew no bounds. An ebook, it can be ordered at planetannrule.com.
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Call to Artists for 22nd Annual Oceanside Days of Art - Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) and the Oceanside Days of Art (ODA) Committee are extending a call to artists for participation in the 22nd annual Oceanside Days of Art event being held on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography, and more. The festival also offers live stage performances, hands on art
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The name of the business: KR Building Servies, located at 3311 Dorado Place, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Karl Reth 3311 Dorado Place Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/30/13. /s/Karl Reth This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/20/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 and 12/26/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00076641-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jennifer Lang on behalf of Brooks Kaelen Lang filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Brooks Kaelen Lang to Proposed name Brooks Beck Lang. 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: January 10, 2014, 9:30a.m., Department 52. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, Hall of Justice, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following 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 11/21/2013. /s/Robert J. Trentacosta, Judge of the Superior Court 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033549
The name of the business: E-Con Handyman Services, located at 1210 Caren Rd., Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Ethan Carnes 1210 Caren Rd. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ethan Carnes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/03/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 and 12/26/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00077860-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Eric Lazalde and Christine Lazalde filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Eric Lazalde Patterson to Proposed name Eric John Lazalde. 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: January 28, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 21. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, 326 S. Melrose, Vista, CA., 92081, North County Regional Center. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 12/02/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033553
The name of the business: ACE Tutoring, located at 1144 Ariana Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: AnhCore, Inc. 1144 Ariana Rd. San Mrcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/30/2004. /s/Stephen C. Eggers, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/03/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 and 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033352
The name of the business: Soirees & Showers, located at 3555 Seaward Circle #354, Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Kristi Osborn 3555 Seaward Circle #354 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kristi Osborn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/02/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 and 12/26/2013
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2013-033012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: TK Nails, located at 633 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA. 92025. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 1/31/2012 and assigned File No. 2012-002898 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Tien Lam 3595 Altadena Ave. San Diego, CA. 92105 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Tien Lam This statement was filed with the County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/25/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033014
The name of the business: TK Nails, located at 633 N. Escondido Blvd., Suite A, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Cindy Phan 5425 Faulconer St. San Diego, Ca. 92105 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/31/2012. /s/Cindy Phan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/25/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032845
The name of the business: Bio Insights International, located at 3699 Barnard Dr. #702, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: John Z. Liu 3699 Barnard Dr. #702 Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/21/2013. /s/John Z. Liu This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/21/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033983
The name of the business: North County KTM, North County Polaris, North County Victory, located at 2333 Montiel Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: North County Motorsports, Inc. 2333 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 05/01/89. /s/David Wiles, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/06/2013. 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2013 & 01/02/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031457
The name of the business: Ledlit Technologies, located at 1662 Sunnyside Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Alexander Ramirez 1662 Sunnyside Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alexander Ramirez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/06/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, and 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-033901
The name of the business: Visioneer Investing, Vision Engineering, Visioneer Quality Systems Engineering, located at 197 Woodland Pkwy, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: John Keyes 502 E. Barham Dr. #105 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/13. /s/John Keyes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/05/2013. 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2013 and 01/02/2014.
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DAVID J. URMAN Case No. 37-2013-00077181PR-LA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of DAVID J. URMAN, DAVID URMAN, DAVID JACOB URMAN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by TRACI FOWLSTON in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA. 92101, Central Div., - Madge Bradley Bldg. The Petition for Probate requests that Traci Fowlston be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive 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 petitions 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: Jan 16 2014 Time: 1:30 p.m. Dept: PC-2 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 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 peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: J. Mark McNeill, Esq. 16885 W. Bernardo Dr., Ste 325 San Diego, Ca. 92127 858.613.2970 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: November 26, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: COWBOY REPUBLIC LLC The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 215 N. COAST HWY OCEANSIDE, CA. 920542821 Type of license applied for: 47-ON SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 4, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:
The Name of the Applicant is: PHINDY FOODS, INC. The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 7040 AVENIDA ENCINAS STE 111 CARLSBAD, CA. 92011-4654 Type of license applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER & WINE - Eating Place 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00074202-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sergio T. Gomez, Silvia R. Gomez of Genesis N. Pineda, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Genesis Noemi Pineda to Proposed name Genesis Noemi Gomez. 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: January 7, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, North County Division, 325 S. Melro\se Dr., 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 11/4/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2013 & 01/02/2014.
City of San Marcos: Notice of Public Hearing required by Section 33433 of the Health and Safety Code related to a transfer of real property
The City of San Marcos will hold a public hearing on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, to consider approving a Development and Loan Agreement (DLA) and property transfer for an affordable housing development in the San Marcos Creek District. Since the property to be transferred to the affordable housing developer by the City in its capacities as the successor agency and the successor housing agency to the former Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of the City of San Marcos was purchased several years ago by the RDA using low/mod housing increment funds, a public hearing is required by Section 33433 of the Health and Safety Code. After the public hearing, the City Council is scheduled to take action on the proposed DLA and the proposed property transfer in accordance with the Section 33433 Report. The draft Section 33433 Report is available for review at the City Clerk’s Department at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, during normal business hours.
The Council Chambers is accessible to persons with disabilities; however, if you require special accommodations, please contact the City Clerk’s Department at (760) 744-1050, extension 3145, at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date.
For more information, please contact Harry Williams, Housing Programs Manager for the City of San Marcos, at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, via telephone at (760) 744-1050 extension 3238 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. PD 12/26/13
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NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-024 on December 27, 2013. Project No.: P13-0031 Case No.: DP-13-024 Applicant: Jim Walker Request: Director’s Use Permit to allow for the operation of a 3,954 square foot selfservice laundry facility within an existing commercial building. Location of Property: 317 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, more particularly described as: Portion of Parcel B of Parcel Map No. 11623 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-221-54. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 6, 2014). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • 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, ext. 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or email@example.com. The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-040 on December 30, 2013. Project No.: P13-0053 Case No.: DP 13-040 Applicant: 730-40 Nordahl LLC Request: A Director’s Use Permit to allow operate for shared parking in conjunction with the repair and restriping of a commercial center parking lot in the Commercial zone. Location of Property: 730-730 Nordahl Road, more particularly described as: PAR A Lot 47, according to Parcel Map 14527 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 228-120-47-00. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on January 9, 2014). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • 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. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Susan Vandrew Rodriguez,
December 26, 2013 Associate Planner, at 760-7441050 extension 3237, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/26/13. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014. Case No: P13-0009: SP 13001 / TSM 13-001 / MND 13010 Application of: Farouk Kubba Request: A Specific Plan Amendment, Tentative Subdivision Map and Mitigated Negative Declaration (the environmental review document) for 198 clustered single-family lots and open space on 262 acres within the San Marcos Highlands Specific Plan Area (SPA). The project also proposes annexation of 69.4 acres from the County to the City. Location of Property: North of Santa Fe Hills at the northern terminus of N. Las Posas Road, more particularly described as: A portion of Sections 34 and 35, Township 11 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, in the County of San Diego, California. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 182-110-02, 182110-03, 182-111-01, 184-10114, 184-240-13, 184-240-14, 184-240-15, 184-240-32, 184240-33, 184-241-05, 184-24106, 184-241-07 and 184-24108. • If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. • 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 this public hearing or any other 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. • Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/26/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031766
The name of the business: Alchemy Hair Studio, Inc., located at 1001 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Alchemy Hair Studio, Inc. 3118 Via Merde Carlsbad, CA. 92010 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Estella Knoff, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/08/2013. 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, and 12/26/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-034059
The name of the business: White Diamond Carpet Cleaning, located at 2625 Pirineos Way, #121, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel C. Rasmussen 2625 Pirineos Way, #121 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Daniel C. Rasmussen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/06/2013. 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/2013 and 01/02/2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Energy One Pacifica, located at 267 S. Carmel Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Energy One Pacifica, LLC 267 S. Carmel Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/09/2013. /s/David Caradonna, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/09/2013.
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News from your Chamber of Commerce
One of the things that I am asked constantly is “what does a Chamber do”? This is a question I enjoy answering, because in that answer I get to remind everyone exactly what value the Chamber of Commerce brings to San Marcos.
The Chamber is a 501©6 non-profit, and so has a mission with the State of California that is one of “advocacy for business”. Every chamber is made up of members and in San Marcos we have approximately 400. Our job, our passion, and what we focus on every day is to make our members more successful and to help them grow. We do this in any number of ways and we have made it part of our mission here to contribute to the community through education and support of our charitable non-profit members.
The advocacy we provide comes in many forms from networking for our members to advocacy with the different regulatory and legislative offices that have impacts on our membership. We work with state chamber associations to monitor legislation that would negatively affect our business community and try and make sure that business in San Marcos has the best opportunity to compete, to be profitable, and to provide products, services, and jobs in our region. We also do a number of special events ranging from our Spring Festival in April to the Taste of San Marcos in August, and several others over the course of the year. The Chamber is about advocacy, opportunity, and support for the business community, and in San Marcos, we take special pride in that mission.
San Marcos Chamber of Commerce 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92078 760.744.1270 • www.sanmarcoschamber.com