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Volume 44- No. 26

June 27, 2013

by lyle e davis

porting the Chief (Maher) would be dealt with swiftly and severely."

Lieutenant Greg Ellis, a 21 year veteran of the Escondido Police Department, left for vacation in March. He was never allowed back in the the police headquarters building nor did he ever get a real chance to say goodbye to his pals.

At one point, Phillips apparently learned that Ellis and other friends (non-supervisors) had met with Maher for lunch at Wildomar, near Murietta. Ellis readily confirmed this to anyone who asked. Phillips, it is said, sought to terminate Ellis at that time for insubordination but was allegedly given legal advice that Ellis had every legal right to speak with Maher and an insubordination charge would fail.

While on vacation in Hawaii with his family, Lieutenant Ellis was placed on leave, with pay. He was advised via his attorney then subsequently via letter that he was terminated as of June 7th, 2013. The reason as stated in a letter to him was "failure to comply with and meet the standards of a police lieutenant."

Phillips then, it is alleged, ordered an investigation and learned that Ellis made a comment early on, shortly after Maher was placed on leave, to the effect of . . ."Don't make any judgments yet. We don't know what's going on. The Chief has been very good to us. He listens. Until we hear otherwise, we need to support him."

Other than a minor reprimand early in his career back in 1993 or 1994, Ellis did not have one single discplinary action on his record, according to reliably informed sources. Even that minor reprimand was forgiven by the department. Witness the fact that Ellis was steadily promoted, most recently on October 11th, 2011, when he was promoted to Lieutenant.

While he was called in for questioning by the city’s paid investigator prior to his trip to Hawaii, he had no inkling that he was going to be discplined in any way . . . let alone terminated.

Knowledgeable sources, both within and outside the Escondido Police Department, believe the termination was nothing more than retaliation by Clay Phillips, the Escondido City Manager. It is reported by many of these same sources that there was great friction between Phillips and former Chief of Police, Jim Maher. It is also known that Lieutenant Ellis was a supporter of Maher. Because The Paper - 760.747.7119

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One of the officers who heard this counsel was a good friend of then-Lieutenant Craig Carter, whom sources say has been Phillips choice for Chief of Police for the past several years, and sent an email to Clay Phillips saying Ellis was being political in his comments.

of this support, Phillips appears to have made the decision to terminate Ellis.

This is particularly remarkable because of the fact that at one point, when Clay Phillips was roundly criticized for what many to be an outrageously high salary and benefits package, then Lieutenant Ellis had risen to speak in defense of Clay Phillips, defending the very man who was later to terminate

him, apparently without justifiable cause. This occurred during an “all hands meeting” in the city council chambers and there were many witnesses to Ellis’ support of Phillips.

Phillips had met with a group of officers, Lieutenants and above, following Chief Maher being placed "on leave." Those officers, according to multiple sources who were present, heard Clay Phillips say, "sup-

Some observers thought Ellis may have been implicated by distributing either a petition in support of Maher, or a survey regarding Maher's situation and that he attended a rally for Chief Maher. Ellis was at the rally, not as a participant but as the Lieutenant in charge of the Mobile Field Force, an assignment that can be readily verified by a simple check of police logs and assignments for that date. In fact, he was stationed behind the scene and did not enter the

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rally area until the rally had concluded. If he was videotaped at the rally, it was in his capacity as Commander of the MFF and was directing his officers in cleanup details.

Ellis claims he absolutely did not distribute any petition(s) or surveys. After Ellis returned from vacation, only to learn he was to be terminated, and after the termination occurred, he filed an appeal. The appeal was heard/read by Assistant City Manager Charley Grimm. Appeal denied. Ellis is appealing now through the Peace Officer Bill of Rights Panel and is being represented by the LDF (Legal Defense Fund) into which Ellis paid his dues for 21 years.

If that appeal is denied, chances are Ellis will file suit through the LDF; he is, however, said to be negotiating with a high profile attorney in Los Angeles who has extensive esxperince in municipal law and municipal

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

Three blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Oceanside Police Force. The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, "So you all want to be cops, huh?" The blondes all nodded.

The detective got up, opened a file drawer, and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it, pulled out a picture, and said, "To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing

management practices and law. More than somewhat bewildered, Ellis has confided to friends that he simply does not understand what happened. He told these friends, "I was with the city for 21 years . . . the city had been good to me until this episode. I have warm memories of my duties with the city and am proud of my 21 year career in law enforcement and of the many friends I made along the way." If the matter does go to trial, chances are a number of individuals will be subpoened to testify and there will likely be explosive testimony that is sure to embarrass the city, its management, and its elected officials. Ellis had been in law enforcement for 25 years, serving as a Patrol Officer, as a Field training officer three different times in his career, served on Gang Team, served on SWAT for almost 10 years (holding a variety of positions on SWAT), was a sector coordinator with the COPPS Unit from 2001-2004, was instrumental in creating the citywide apartment manager monthly meeting to assist the city/PD, was a detective from 2005-2006 dealing in the family

features and oddities like scars and so forth."

So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds. "Now," he said, "did you notice any distinguishing features about this man?" The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did, he has only one eye!"

The detective shook his head and said, "Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It's a profile of his face! You're dismissed!"

The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office.

The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back, and said, "What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?" "Yes! He only has one ear!"

The detective put his head in

protection unit working high profile cases to include People vs. Ziskin, as well as the death penalty case involving the murder of a 2 1/2 year old boy. In January 2006, the record shows he was promoted to Sergeant; in July 2008, transferred to Special Investigations Unit to head the vice/narcotics unit. He worked several large scale operations with Federal agencies.

While in SIU, he was temporarily assigned duty to head the Amber Dubois case. He supervised a task force of EPD, FBI, and NGO (non govt agency) personnel for approx three months. In recognition of his leadership and accomplishments, in October 2011, he was promoted to lieutenant and served as PM watch commander/North District Area Commander (with collateral duties such as K-9 coordinator, PERT supervisor, MFF commander, Palomar Hospital liaison). Additionally, he worked on special projects such as methods to deploy resources to fight crime, improve methods of crime analysis reporting, and establishing a process to e-ffec-

his hands and exclaimed, "Didn't you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man's face! Of course you can only see one ear! You're excused too!" The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.

The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, "This is probably a waste of time, but...." He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, "All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?" The blonde said, "I sure did. This man wears contact lenses.”

The detective frowned, took another look at the picture, and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, "You're absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?"

The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Well,

tively communicate strategies to PD personnel.

The question, then, appears obvious. Why was Lieutenant Greg Ellis terminated? Was it for insubordination? Was it retaliatory? He apparently was told he was an "at will" employee . . . however, there are some legal experts who say that won't stand up in court. Lieutenants are not able to hire or fire any individual . . . and they get paid overtime. Only Captains and above are true "at will" employees some argue. There are others who argue the opposite. This may, in fact, have to be determined in court. Was it an unlawful termination? The way things are going it would appear that a court will decide that question as well.

Sources from within the police department tell us that the normal procedure if a Lieutenant gets into trouble is that the city "negotiates a resignation." Ellis has said he is unwilling to resign for something he did not do.

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Hellooooooooooooo! With only one eye and one ear, ...he certainly can't wear glasses." Paddy the Painter

An Irish painter by the name of Paddy Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist.

Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to him in the town of Doolin, County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses.

One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked Paddy if he would paint her in the nude.

This being the first time anyone had made such a request, Paddy was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, she was willing to pay up to $10,000. Not wanting to get into any marital strife, Paddy asked

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Can a city manager terminate an officer because of "no confidence?" Possibly. But logic would demand that there be some basis for determining the lack of confidence. Disciplinary problems, for example. No such actions appear on Ellis's personnel jacket. Also, if there is a disciplinary problem, usually the employee is given a reasonable opportunity to correct whatever error the city has taken note of. No such opportunity was extended to Ellis. What has happened to Lieutenant Ellis is of more than passing interest to us, particularly in view of the recent revelations of behind the scenes activity that concern former Chief Jim Maher.

Former Escondido Lieutenant Chris Wynn

Lieutenant Chris Wynn also has left the department, voluntarily, for a job with the Val Verde Unified School District in Riverside County. Recently, Wynn sent an email to the members of the Escondido City Council whch said, in part: “Phillips leads by fear.” He says Phillips threatened officers with “swift and severe punishment” if they supported Maher while he was on leave, which confirms Ellis’ account. Wynn’s email urges council members to question how Phillips has led the city since the Maher investigation began. “If he had an issue with Chief Maher, he should have simply removed him from office without all the drama surrounding this investigation,” the email says. “He has made the city look horrible and substantiated the idea that there are back door deals occurring at the highest levels of city government.”

In Wynn’s email, he says he reluctantly left the department because it became apparent after the Maher investigation began

that any supporters of the former chief weren’t welcome.

“It became clear to me that I could no longer be a contributor to the organization as I was believed to be ‘in the Maher camp’ and not a team player,” Wynn says.

Knowledgeable sources tell us Wynn heard about the high paying, top security job in the Temecula area and opted to resign from the department before the city tried to do to him what they had done to Ellis.

Morale at the Escondido Police Department is reported to be terrible. Officers, both line and command, are not sure when the next shoe is going to drop . . and on whom. The department is like a rudderless ship, with no one clearly in charge. Interim Chief Cory Moles is relucantly retiring July 1st.

A number of officers have voluntarily left the department and the department is having problems recruiting new officers. Even if successful in recruiting, there is a long wait for the police academy to graduate new officers and officers wanting to make a lateral transfer from another police agency are not likely to be enthralled with transferring into Escondido, given the adverse political climate. In spite of this turmoil, the Escondido Police Department officers, thanks to the training instilled in them by former Chief Jim Maher, continue to turn out excellent police work.

Just one example is the recent brilliant police work by Escondido Police Detective Damian Jackson and his colleagues, Detective Jeff Udvarhelyi, and Detective Julie Barnes. This trio worked 48 consecutive hours without sleep to ensure the return to Escondido of a 14 year-old boy who had been lured to Tampa, Florida, allegedly by the suspect, Tony McLeod, who has since been charged with multiple crimes, including that of being a sex offender against a minor. That is outstanding police work.

So far, in spite of the drama caused by city hall and upper echelons of police management,

the department continues to do its job well. But morale is suffering. Greg Ellis will survive. He's found a well paying job in the private sector . . . but he is clearly concerned that all of his 21 year career with the Escondido Police Department has been tarnished by his termination for no apparent reason. All of which brings into focus the large question.

Just who is running the Escondido Police Department? Who is running the city? It appears City Manager Clay Phillips is the answer to both questions. Theoretically, the Escondido City Council "runs" the city. That is an out and out fallacy and has been for years. The council thinks they run the city but, in fact, city staff have run the city for years and always will. City staff and city managers who know their way around the political minefields and learn early on how to manipulate their Mayor and City Council, can get away with anything short of murder.

Does Clay Phillips have too much power? The answer is, he only has the power the Escondido City Council grants him. Mayor Sam Abed, who controls the majority vote of the council, has so far given Phillips his support. The council has followed Abed's lead. Of potential concern to Abed is the upcoming election for Mayor in 2014. Will his embracing Clay Phillips prove to be a millstone around his neck, costing him re-election as Mayor? Not too far fetched. Abed already will face strong competition from present Deputy Mayor, Olga Diaz. And there is a strong rumor that Jim Maher will move back from Murietta to Escondido and run for Mayor. If that happens, the vote is likely to be split three ways for Mayor and srange things just might happen.

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her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife. In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus," he said "The wife says it's okay."

"I'll paint ya in da nude all right. But I has to at least leave me socks on so I has a place to wipe me brushes." ••••• Today's Short Reading from the Bible ... "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth ..." Then he made the earth round ... And he laughed and laughed. The Bladder

O simple little body part I knowest when and where thou art Thy presence wakens me from slumberous sleep since infancy

Amidst such pleasant dreams thy tiny voice screams and screams So arise I do and walk the hall to answer thine own incessant call And when it's o'er when you've had your tinkle I trudge back to bed with one more wrinkle

An aged man I've become I'll say no more, I shall be mum

Oh, little bladder, you can be mean actions of yours are readily seen

To be full of mischief, full of guile you torment an old, old gent . . . by name of lyle

Stay tuned.

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Selection Process for New Escondido Chief of Police

The City of Escondido will begin an internal selection process for the position of Police Chief starting in midJuly. The selection process will include an assessment center which is a series of exercises in which each participant is given an opportunity to demonstrate his skills to a group of experienced observers who carefully monitor the candidates’ responses. It is anticipated the process will be completed by early August, with an announcement made shortly thereafter. The City’s three Police Captains, Robert Benton, Craig Carter and Michael Loarie are the only candidates under consideration. Until the new Police Chief is selected, responsibility for the daily operations of the Police Department will be handled by Captain Benton. Fatal Stabbing in Oceanside

Around 8:45 p.m. Thursday,

Man About Town

Is there any doubt summer is here? The Del Mar Fair is going full tilt . . .horse racing is just around the corner . . kids and families heading for the beach .. . others, like us, off to a convention, and then a vacation.

And people are losing their tempers and stabbing each other.

Local News

June 20th, Oceanside police received a 911 call concerning a fight at a parking lot on Mission Avenue near North Myers Street. Upon responding, police found a 17-yearold boy who died after he was stabbed during a fight. Paramedics initiated lifesaving measures, then took him to a hospital, where he died.

Witnesses heard gang challenges exchanged between two groups of people. The victim, however, is not known to be a gang member by police. Authorities did not release the teen’s name, citing his age and ongoing investigation.

The death marks the sixth homicide in the city this year, four of the victimes having been teenagers. Each of those teen victims were killed by gang members who had come into the neighborhood.

Oceanside’s anonymous tip line is (760) 435-4730. To speak to an investigator, call Detective Wallace at (760) 435-4892. Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned fist fights? Why do knives, guns, machetes, ice picks, tire irons, and other accoutrements of gang warfare enter into a reasonable discussion of who is a no-good so and so and who isn’t? ••••• Had three redheads on my hands Saturday morning while having breakfast at Westside Cafe at 9th & Redwood. My regular redhead, Evelyn, the owner of Westside Cafe, Mandy Bowman, and Ardie Burroughs (whom I had not seen in at least a year). Ardie was nice to me . . . Evelyn and Mandy aren’t happy unless they are ganging up on me and giving me all sorts of chatter and static about life and the world in general. I guess they expect me to solve all the world’s ills. Though I’m sure they must realize it, I am, after all, a mere mortal. Still, the breakfast (a threeegg omelet) was, as usual superb.

I also got a chance to meet Rick Bowman, Mandy’s dad,

Stabbings Frequent in North Cunty

A series of stabbings have erupted in North County; in addition to the Oceanside stabbing in the story above, Escondido police responded to a stabbing involving a 14year-old boy on Friday, June 21st. Believed to be gang related, it happened during a brawl that was reported about 10:15 p.m. on Rock Springs Road. About half a dozen men in their late teens or early 20s ran away before police were able to respond. Meanwhile, in Solana Beach, three men were stabbed at the Belly Up Tavern. A 23-yearold man was arrested Thursday night, June 20th, following an altercation. Two security guards, as well as another employee of the Belly Up Tavern on Cedros Avenue, were injured just before 11:30 p.m. when they tried to break up an altercation inside the club, according to sheriff’s deputies. ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10

who retired after 24 years with the city of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and moved to Wildomar, California, to be closer to Mandy and their grandchildren. Rick was a code enforcement officer for Klamath Falls . . . and has many an interesting tale to tell. Rick will be helping Mandy with the operational details of the restaurant so Mandy won’t have to work quite so hard and has a bit more time with her two children. Welcome to the San Diego area to Rick and his wife! ••••• What a great gathering of the clan at the beautiful home of Tim and Marie Cunning in South Escondido last Friday night. It was the 50th anniversary of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido and a special bow is extended to Cookie Comer-Trudell, wife of John Trudell, who did a magnificent job of dressing the tables, setting up a 1960’s era theme, and making sure everything went smoothly. Great food by the caterer, great company, a great time, and a great anniversay for a

Commentary

In 1988, workers completed the then-new Escondido City Hall. City Hall represented innovative, functional, and state-of-the-art, facilities for conducting city business. The exterior is beautifully designed, neat, tidy, magnificent.

When do we start cleaning up the inside? A number of departments actually operate inside city hall, each with its own manager and staff. The managers are very, very well compensated. There is, however, very little oversight on cer-

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truly great club with wonderful members. We’ve been members for 20+ years and the club has become part of We meet our family. Tuesday mornings at 7am for breakfast, always have stimulating programs. If you’d like to join us, give me a call at 760.747.7119 and we’ll give you directions and background. ••••• Speaking of summer and Kiwanis, which I just was, as you read this Evelyn and I are on our way, or will have arrived, at Vancouver, British Columbia for the international convention of Kiwanis. Following that, we will embark on a cruise to Alaska. While we hope to relax a bit, being in the newspaper business precludes that. We still have a deadline. That means we’ll have to hustle off to an Internet Cafe once we reach port(s) in Alaska, connect to our company computer and update the paper in order to have it ready for the printer on time. It’s a bit of work but we’ll manage. We’ve done it several times before

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‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 4 tain areas of city government except, of course, for those areas overseen by Clay Phillips, Escondido’s highly paid City Manager. Phillips also has control over the Escondido Police Department.

But the question is, who has oversight over Clay Phillips? Ostensibly, the Mayor and City Council are the supervisors who oversee the operations of its City Manager. Hizzoner, Mayor Sam, will tell you with a straight face that he has no influence whatsoever in the hiring and firing of personnel. He and the council only hire and fire the City Manager and City Attorney. In theory, that’s correct. In the real world, not so much.

If Phillips is clever enough to persuade the council that (a) he’s worth $234,800 (plus benefits and other allowances), (b) that his department heads deserved pay raises totalling almost $200,000 when other city

staffers had waived raises and taken cutbacks, and when the East Valley Library had been closed due to “budget considerations,” (c) that Escondido’s Chief of Police, Jim Maher, was the bad guy when it was Maher who turned over evidence of inappropeate behavior on the part of two of his senior command staff officers, (d) that he should fire another police Lieutenant Greg Ellis, because, it is alleged, Ellis (1) supported Maher (2) was seen having coffee with Maher after all officers were told to not communicate with Maher after he was placed on “leave,” that he was allegedly caught attending a rally in support of Maher, and that he had been videotaped at the rally, possibly with a sign, (e) that morale at the Escondido Police Department and within City Hall staff is just A-OK and hunky dory . . . well, then Mr. Phillips appears to be clever enough to pretty much control his city council and its members. If the government isn’t policing itself effectively, that leaves the media.

The City Council is a very insular place. Once politicians get in, they tend to listen more to staff. To the people? Not so much. The people seldom have the ear of their elected representatives. Staff, if they wish, have the ear of the Mayor and council on a regular basis.

Council endures (or enjoys) minimal oversight, by anygovernment, by the newspapers, and by extension, the residents of Escondido. So we just have to trust that our entrenched legacy politicians are acting in our best interests and aren’t causing trouble while they operate unwatched.

Our job, as we see it, is to be the eyes and ears of the public, our readers . . . and to inform them of what we learn. That is just one reason why we featured this week’s cover story on the termination of Lieutenant Greg Ellis. We felt you had a right to know the background information and other sources and informants felt the same way. Our thanks to the courageous folks who inform us, often at the risk of their jobs.

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Letters to the Editor

The Chief Maher Matter

Dear Editor;

I read your article on the retirement of Police Chief Jim Maher with interest for I, too fall under that category so eloquently stated. I know exactly how Chief Maher feels. I served 20+ years with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, attained the rank of Lieutenant, had no disciplinary actions and received six “Deputy of the Year” awards. I also received many commendations, awards from the Board of ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 6


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The

Social Butterfly

Above, Gregory Gill awards check for $500 Scholarship to Gabrielle Wolcott

part of the chapter’s 25th anniversary, the Assistance League® of Inland North County recently honored 14 past presidents. In introducing the past presidents, Linda Barkan said “… it is fitting that we reflect upon our past presidents. They have led us with their vision, strength, determination and their love for the members and the community we serve.” In addition, Marti

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Local Business Awards Scholarship

A local San Marcos business, Action Air Conditioning, Heating & Solar, recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Gabrielle Wolcott at the Mission Hills High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Gregory Gill said that Gabrielle was chosen as the recipient specifically because she overcame her personal obstacles to become a stellar student, through her grades, volunteering and mentorship. ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 5

Supervisors, MADD and the California State Assembly.

One day I received a subpoena to testify in court. I went and swore to tell the truth. I did. The District Attorney did not like what I had to say and complained to the department that I was trying to throw the case. Being an “At Will” employee, I was informed two months later that my services were no longer needed. I was however, able to retire from the Department. Did I fail to mention that it was an Election Year?

It is really a shame to see Chief Maher leave the Escondido Police Department. It is definitely Escondido’s loss. I have met with Chief Maher on several occasions in the past and he is a level headed person that has the citizens and the City’s best interest at heart. He will be missed. It is now up to the residents of the city to rein in the Mayor and the City Manager. If the Mayor won’t take any action, then I would

Recently the Vista Golden 'K' Kiwanis Club awarded $40,500 toward 27 Scholarships in the amount of $1500 each to seniors at the following high schools: Vista HS: Lucero Bahena, Jillian Bowman, Ana Çisneros, Jessica Magana, Yenni Patino, Marisa Pepe, Maria Gomez Ramirez, Merced Rios Reyes, Andrea Coronado Rivera, and Ellisa Guzman Sosa. Rancho Buena Vista HS: Carly Cain, Jonathan Diaz, Amanda Godoy, Anna Gutierrez, Hayden Hansen, Shiyl Huang, Tony Lita, Sarina Ramos, Yessenia Valencia, Maritza Villicana and Luna Yager. Guajome Park Academy: Adriana Camacho, Daisy Jimenez, Paola Perez, and Nicolet Ramirez. Mission Vista High: John Paul Mears and Briana Padilla. Assistance League Honors Past Presidents

At its monthly meeting as

say to recall the Mayor and City Council and get someone in office that will. There is a lot of this type of hypocrisy in all forms of Government and needs to be stopped. Just because you don’t personally like another or don’t believe in their political base or opinions is not a reason to dismiss or “fire” a person because you are their boss and can. The real test is whether the person was doing his or her job properly, as Chief Maher was.

This type of behavior is going on everywhere, but because of the “Thin Blue Line” no one wants to risk their position, assignment or job to say anything about it. My good friend was a pilot at ASTREA, flying the Sheriff’s helicopter for a living (What a job!) The taxpayers shelled out over a hundred grand to pay for training, flight lessons and learn how to fight fires. Then the commanding officer of ASTREA changed. Within two days of getting his unrestricted pilot’s license, he was called into the office and was told he was unsafe to fly. What! After passing all the tests, the FAA exams and everything else (on the tax-

Ferry and Genie Jensen received a special framed picture, taken of them in 1985, recognizing their role as

payers dime) he is now unsafe to fly? He was immediately transferred back to a Patrol Station, where he is today. Guess who took over his job? Yep, a close friend of the new boss. Now we are paying over a hundred grand again for training. What a waste of money. Lyle, Sincere Thanks for all that you do. I come to Escondido every Saturday to eat breakfast with friends of mine. I acquire two copies of “The Paper” there. I send one to my son in Colorado and read the other myself. It is the highlight of my trip and we are always talking about the stories and the jokes. My son showed the article we are discussing to the Sheriff in the town (he is also a friend of mine). He shook his head in disbelief and said he was glad he was in Colorado. Name and address withheld by request for fear of retribution Another View . . .

Dear Mr. Davis:

I have been reading your publication for some time now, and find that is is more of a Magazine than its title (The

“Founding Mothers” of the chapter.

When the chapter was chartered in October 1985 there were three service programs and a small budget. Now there are six service programs with a budget of nearly $300,000. All funds for programs are raised by the allvolunteer membership, primarily through sales at the Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shop located in the McLaughlin Chapter House at 2068 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. For a complete description of the six service programs, visit the chapter’s website at www.assistanceleague.info. Assistance League Inland North County, a chapter of National Assistance League®, is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of children and adults in need through hands-on philanthropic programs that are developed, funded and administered by an all-volunteer membership. Monthly meet‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 7

Paper) implies. The front page stories are very interesting, the computer articles are highly informative, the jokes are sophomoric and your columnists are ultraconservative. But so what, The Paper is free.

Imagine my surprise on reading your recent article on The Killing of a Warrior. Not only was it surperb, but it was Real News because it was factual, and named real persons. The article showed clearly that something was "rotten in the State of Escondido." Noting that rot always starts at the top, the finger points to the head of the Escondido City council, who has it in his power to fire the City Manager. The recent 'nonrebuttal' by Clay Philips was pointless. Anyone who says he has "zero tolerance for..." anything usually means he has "zero tolerance for the facts." It is my hope that you will return to digging into articles that are of importance to the communities you serve, rather than reverting to the telling of interesting yarns. ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 15


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ings are held on the fourth Wednesday at the McLaughlin Chapter House. Persons interested in joining the chapter are invited to check the website for information or call 760.746.7532. Summer Library at Rock Springs School

Summer Library has been running at Rock Springs for four years, headed up by Diane Stump. Originally, she started as a volunteer but recently was advised by her union that she could no longer do it as a volunteer. While she is now paid, it is only for two hours per week, on Tuesdays. “It has been my purpose to promote the idea of opening our libraries to our neighborhood communities - especially in these budget-crunch times. This year, Rose Elementary and I believe Pioneer Elementary are also joining me on Tuesday's from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.”

Meetings/Events Calendar

Good Morning Escondido Networking Event is Friday – >From 7:30am-9am

on Friday, June 28, the Good Morning Escondido Networking event will be held at the Westside Café, corner of 9th Avenue and Redwood. Buffet, networking, door prizes, bring business cards; $9/members and $12/prospective members. Questions, call the Chamber at 760.745.2125. RSVP to tom@hogartycommunications.com.

City of Escondido Accepting Nominations for Appointment to Independent Districting Commission As required under the Voting Districts Settlement Agreement, the City of Escondido is accepting nominations for the Districting Commission through tomorrow, Friday, June 28. The term of the Commission will start September 1. This Commission is to help draw the four districts which will be presented to the City Council for final approval. It is extremely important to have geographically balanced districts and may have implication on future council elections. Applications are available online at www.Escondido.org, requested from the City Clerk, or call 760.839.4617 for more information.

Palomar Orchid Society Moving to Lake San Marcos – You are invited to join The Palomar Orchid Society for their first meeting at its new location on Wednesday, July 3, at 6:30pm, at the Lake San Marcos Gallery Room, 1105 La Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos. The speaker will be one of the favorite speakers, long-time member and supporter of the Orchid Society, Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids. He will speak about “Spotted and Splashed Cattleyas.” Visitors are welcome. Visit www.palomarorchid.org or call 760.720.9424 for more info. Lake San Marcos Groups Plan Big 4th of July Celebration - For a day of fun, friends, food and great music, bring your kids, grandkids, dogs, and your appetite! The fun begins at 10am on the Pavilion lawn with a Color Guard Ceremony by the Young Marines from Camp

Pendleton, the Opening Ceremony with Flag Celebration and patriotic songs; 10:30am “local” LSM artists exhibit and sale – on the Quail lawn; 11am Most Patriotic Dog Contest Parade throughout the picnic area for judging; 11:15am2:30pm, The St. Mark Golf Club food court opens with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, popcorn and ice cream. Music on the Pavilion lawn will go from 11am to 2pm. From 1-5pm, the bar is open for adult beverages on the Quail lawn; and at 1pm the fun begins with a watermelon eating contest, sack races, three-legged races, followed by the famous Lake San Marcos Yacht Club Parade of Boats. Bring lawn chairs Bring an appetite Have Fun! The day is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lake San Marcos, the LSM Community Association, the Lake House Hotel & Resort and St. Mark Golf Club, with the Freedom Choir with Dr. Jim and Debbie Brown and the Church of the Lake, and special friends from the Lake San Marcos Yacht Club.

OASIS Classes in July – Oasis North County invites you to participate in the adult programs for 50+. A onetime trimester processing fee of $10 is charged in addition to class fee. Registration can be completed online at www.oasisnet.org/escondido, or call OASIS at 760.796.6020. For additional classes or information, call or visit the website. OASIS has Armchair Travel to Peru coming up on Wednesday July 10 at San Marcos Sr. Center; see Peru from a small group perspective. Another class, Way of the Andean Mystics will be presented on Thursday, July 11, at the Escondido Sr. Center and Mysteries of the Mind will be on Wednesday, July 10, at Escondido Sr. Center.

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ty in 20,000 copies going to your customers. Contact Lynn Banda at 760.744.1270 or Lynn@sanmarcoschamber.com. The Chamber is located at 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite #10, San Marcos, or visit the website at www.sanmarcoschamber.com.

Senior Anglers Meeting Announced The Escondido Senior Anglers will meet on Friday, July 12th at 9:30am at the Escondido Senior Center, 210 Park Ave, Escondido. This energetic over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh & saltwater fishing, youth trout and catfish derbies, various picnics, RV campouts and other community service events. Guests are always welcome; call Ron Casapulla 760- 736-4009 for info/clarification. The special speaker this month will be radio personality John “Hopalong” Cassidy with his sidekick, Captain Jim Nelson. They will cover both freshwater and saltwater bass fishing including the bass fishery in the San Diego bays. So come on out for some serious information on this fun topic.

Escondido Library Literacy Services Announce Summer Program - Literacy and Lifelong Learning’s “Families for Literacy” (FFL) will host a summer program “Playing It Strong! Literature Alive” for families enrolled in Literacy Services. Parents and their 3rd to 6th graders will attend a total of eight meetings that will expand their knowledge about theater and playwriting as they learn about scripts, skits, and plays. Brenda Townsend from The Patio Playhouse will facilitate the scriptwriting process including fun and interactive theater activities with the families. The program will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am12noon, from July 9 to August 1, and held in the Turrentine Room, second floor of the Public Library, 239 South Kalmia St, Escondido, and presented by Literacy Services. Contact Veronica Botello at 760.747.1221 or

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vbotello@escondido.org to register or for more information. “Literature Alive” is a continuation of FFL’s “Playing It Strong” program. Contact the library at 760.839.4684 or go to www.escondido.org/library to learn more about Library programs.

Humane Society Seeks Community Outreach Volunteers – The Escondido Humane Society Community Outreach program helps adoptable animals “reach out” to people outside the shelter environment, increases visibility and raises public awareness of the lifesaving programs and services at EHS and is looking for volunteers to join its team. The program is perfect for people who are passionate about helping homeless animals and enjoy interacting with large groups and varieties of people. Two positions are available: Community Outreach manager and Animal Handlers. To find out the duties and responsibilities of these positions and additional information, call 760.888.2235 or email outreach@escondidohumanesociety.org.

Space Still Available for Preschoolers Program - The City of San Marcos Community Services is currently accepting registration for its Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program, a recreational enrichment program for children aged 3 to 5 years, that focuses on socialization skills with an introduction to academic concepts. To register, parents must go to the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, to fill out paperwork and pay registration fees. Bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency via a current utility bill. Classes are held at the San Marcos Community Center and San Elijo Recreation Center, 9am-12noon or 1-4pm. The fee for San Marcos residents is $345 for Monday/Wednesday/Friday (MWF) and $227 for Tuesday/Thursday(TTH), plus a $35 annual registration fee. Non-residents pay an additional $50 per session. To register, children must have been born on or before June 24, 2010 and pottytrained. Call 760.744.9000 for more information. Local Artists Sought for Rotating Gallery - The San Marcos Community Center has over 65 lineal feet of space available to feature the creative work of North County artists. Priority will be given to San Marcos artists and photographers but all are invited to reserve a space. Several artists’ works will be featured at a time for up to 60 days. Artwork must be ready to hang and suitable for family viewing. Applications are being accepted now for the July/August exhibit as well as future exhibits. Artist release forms can be found at www.san-marcos.net or by contacting hmalan@san-marcos.net . Call 760-744-9000x3503 for more information.

Employee Wellness = Business Health – Improve employee productivity and your profits. Join the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the San Marcos Wellness Coalition for an evening of networking with wellness professionals and business owners who are committed to improving their own health, the health of their employees and the bottom line of their businesses. Learn why the health of your employees directly affects your profits. This event will be on Wednesday, July 10, from 5-7pm on the patio at the Acapulco Restaurant in San Marcos Restaurant Row. Featuring organic Margaritas at Happy Hour Prices.

Oceanside’s Film Festival Announces Events/Tickets – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual Oceanside International Film Festival to be held August 22-August 25. This festival is put on by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, and is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films. OIFF is a “kickoff” for a season of other film festivals held annually and continues through the Fall each year in San Diego County. The opening will start at 5pm on Thursday, August 22 with a red carpet arrival of film industries stars and recep-

tion of filmmakers at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside, and continue with screenings, etc., until the Closing Awards Gala at 1pm on Sunday, August 25. Admission pricing for general public varies from $10 to $50. Film submissions, information and ticket purchases can be made online at www.ocaf.info.

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The victims were taken to hospitals where they were treated for minor injuries. The attacker was identified as Jason Zamora, officials said.

Zamora was arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charges and booked into Vista jail.

Stabbing victim Francisco Diaz, who works security at Belly Up, said the suspected assailant was “pushy” with another person prior to the fight. He said he didn’t see the altercation inside the venue, but “as we got them outside is when it really escalated.”

Diaz said he didn’t realize for a few minutes that he had been stabbed twice in the leg, including a cut to a tendon. The wounds were treated with stitches and staples, he said. Belly Up released a statement Friday morning praising the response by staffers and deputies. “We have trained security on staff for all shows at the Belly Up and they did their job admirably protecting our customers. The Sheriff’s department responded quickly and we are very thankful that no one was seriously injured,” the statement read. Woman Killed While Sleeping/Husband Arrested

At 3:36 AM, Sunday, June 23rd, a 67 year old adult male, identified as Abdul Ibrahim, walked into the Escondido Police Department and spontaneously volunteered that he had “killed his wife with a knife.” Officers were dispatched to the location provided by this individual. Upon their arrival at 1165 Catspaw Place, officers confirmed that an ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 11

Sadie is literally the perfect dog. She is wonderful with other pets, absolutely loves children and is fantastic with very young children. She is sweet and playful and fun-loving. Her favorite toy is a tennis ball, she will chase it all day. She is trained and well behaved. She is energetic and spunky, but also loves to just lay down and cuddle to watch a movie with you. Sadie is only 3 yrs old and has had such bad luck and we are hoping to change that for her. She ended up in the shelter for the first time when her owner passed away. You would think one of the owners loved ones would come for her but this never happened. Fortunately she was adopted by a young family with children who loved her dearly but when they lost their home this past year and had to move in with a relative Sadie was not welcome to join them and found herself in the shelter a second time. This time Sadie's time ran out at the shelter and in a desperate attempt to save her life one of the shelter workers put her on our transport unexpectedly. You could imagine our surprise, when little Sadie jumped out of the truck. We would love to find Sadie's final and forever home. If you think, you may be the home for her then please email us at miraclefoundationsd@gmail.com.

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and we’ll do it again. It just kinda interferes with the chance to relax . . . but, it comes with the territory. We knew this when we bought the paper and it’s a burden we gladly accept. ••••• Remember a month or so ago when Ken Xiu (pronounced Ju) was so ill with pneumonia? We almost lost him. He had been in hospital for weeks but the good news is that he is not only out of hospital but well on the mend.

Evelyn Madison ran into Ken last week and reports he looks hale and hearty and the worst of his health issues are over. Now, he just needs to rebuild his business. He had to close his computer repair business while hospitalized, but word is now out that he’s back in business and more and more customers are coming back, as well as new ones discovering him. You can reach Ken Xiu at Fix@4less.com . . . or by phone at 760.510.2015. His store is located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road.

Buster is a 5-year-old neutered male grey tabby mix, ID 72194.

Buster is a gentleman to people, dogs and other cats. He plays nicely with the wand toys and likes to be petted and sit in laps. He would probably blend well with just about any family, including one with other cats, children and gentle dogs. Buster is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $85 adoption fee includes his neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Cody is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 1 year old, 59 pound, “Blue” Doberman Pinscher puppy.

Like many large dogs, Cody doesn’t know his size. He loves to sit on laps and cuddle. His long legs and big paws still sometimes get in the way when he walks. Cody will be a great dog for an active family.

The $145 adoption fee for Cody includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neutred, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, consider sponsoring Cody until he’s adopted.

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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Free Public Tours of City Hall and Police and Fire Headquarters

Did you know the City of Escondido offers free guided tours of the award- winning City Hall and the Police and Fire Headquarters buildings? Both tours are a great way to learn more about city government operations, as well as some fun facts about the City’s history. Completed in 1988, Escondido City Hall was awarded the prestigious Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in 1989. The tour includes a walk through City Hall and around its exterior. Tours of City Hall are offered on a quarterly

basis on the first Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Due to the observance of Independence Day, the next tour will be held on July 11, 2013 and will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall lobby, 201 N. Broadway. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required. However, school groups wishing to tour City Hall may arrange to do so by contacting the Community Services Department at 760-8394691. Free guided tours of the Police and Fire Headquarters, 1163 N. Centre City Parkway, are available by appointment only. Please contact Community Service Officer Roberta Akans at 760-839-4961 or by email at rakans@escondido.org.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

One of my favorite events is the City’s Fourth of July Celebration that takes place every year at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park. Events include live music, activities, and one of the largest fireworks displays in San Diego County. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic and entertainment with family and friends. Schedule: Moonlight Amphitheatre opens at 4:00 pm. Live music begins on the Moonlight Amphitheatre stage

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adult woman, later identified as Shambanoo Ibrahim, 64, had suffered fatal stab wounds while she apparently slept in her bed.

There were no other persons in the home. There were no signs of forced entry or a struggle of any kind. Abdul and Shambanoo Ibrahim have resided in the home for many years and were married for more than forty years. Mr. Ibrahim has been arrested and was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for the crime of murder.

at 5 pm. The band, The Heroes performs at 7:30 pm. The fireworks display begins at 9 pm. Information to Know: Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted inside the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Admission: $5 admission per person to the Amphitheatre (*children five and under are free). (Free admission if you are picnicking in Brengle Terrace Park and not in the Amphitheatre). Parking: $15 at Brengle Terrace Park, $5 at Vista High School (shuttle service 1 pm to 11 pm). Happy Independence Day!

Review of Escondido City Manager and City Attorney Reviewed

After The Paper had already gone to press, the Escondido City Council was scheduled to hold discussions regarding the renewal of employment contracts for Clay Phillips and Jeff Epp, City Manager and City Attorney, respectively.

The contracts would be revised with some of the more controversial elements removed or changed. Decisions were unavailable by press time. The two high profile and sometimes controversial positions have been under fire recently. The meeting was held in closed session.

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Department Training Facility, 184 Santar Place. To sign up for the free program, please contact Janice Martinez at (760) 744-1050 ext. 3405. Space is limited and early San Marcos registration is suggested. will offer a 10-week Community Emergency Response Training A great example of CERT in (CERT) class starting on Saturday, action was in 2008 when a wildfire September 7. CERT is a critical broke out in Willits County, community program that teaches California. CERT volunteers went residents basic disaster skills such as door-to-door helping residents out fire safety, light search and rescue, of their homes so firefighters could and disaster medical operations. In fight the blaze. As a result, the fire the event of a disaster, CERT was contained in a few short hours trainees will be able to help their and nobody was hurt. families and peers in distress. For more information, please conClasses will run from 8:30 to 11 am tact the San Marcos Fire on Saturdays at the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050. CERT Classes to start September 7

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Freedom Days Parade

Yes, we’re starting early, but it’s going to be a lot of fun – and I am referring to the annual Oceanside Freedom Days Parade! This wonderful, familyfriendly parade is being hosted this year by MainStreet Oceanside, the City’s Parks and Recreation Division and the Friends of Oceanside Parks. With so many things happening during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, everyone agreed that we should get started early with the celebration. The parade will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM,

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and will run from Wisconsin Avenue up to Pier View Way. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Oceanside – Past, Present and Future”, and that’s exactly what we will be doing with great floats, custom cars, live bands, military equipment and more. Carpooling is recommended and there will be free parking available at the Civic Center Plaza, located at 300 North Coast Highway. Be sure to stay and play all day in the downtown area and on the beach. Great restaurants and food and drink vendors will be open everywhere, and the City’s Summer Movie Series will kick off at 5:00 PM at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater on the beach.

For more info, check out www.OceansideRec.com! Hospital Visits

Two little boys are going to the hospital the next day for operations. Theirs will be first on the schedule.

The older boy leans over and asks, "What are you having done?" The second boy says, "I'm getting my tonsils out, and I'm afraid."

The first boy says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four.

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Giggles, Cores & Hertzes

How many gigahertz is the CPU speed? People still ask that question. CPU clock speed is measured in Hertz (cycles per second). A 500MHz CPU cycles five hundred thousand times a second. A 3.0GHz CPU blinks its tiny eyes three billion times each second. At one time CPU speed was the most important measure of computer performance. Today it is mostly irrelevant.

In 1995 when The Computer Factory began building PCs there was a single CPU “family,” the Pentium. Intel and AMD both manufactured it. Intel owned the design and AMD manufactured and sold Intel CPU designs under a longstanding license agreement. You could have a Pentium with CPU

Prisoner Release Order is Criminal

Last week, three federal judges alarmed law enforcement with an order for California to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by the end of 2013.

These judges have already forced the state to release thousands of inmates to relieve supposed overcrowding in state prisons. As the uptick in crime suggests, many concerned Californians rightfully fear the release of more inmates. I am concerned the public safety of local communities will be put at risk, while city and county law enforcement agencies are challenged with limited resources. Californians deserve better. With one of the highest tax rates in the country, citizens

clock speeds of (MHz) 66, 75, 90, 100, 120, 133 and 150. As with the previous CPU “Families,” (386 and 486) Pentium CPUs were all exactly the same, made with exactly the same materials and by exactly the same process. Testing and sorting determined the clock speeds. Motherboards had “clock multiplier” circuits that would allow a 33MHz CPU to clock at 33, 66, 100, 133, 150MHz. The Pentium “family” was really a single CPU. Since all CPUs were of the same design, clock speed was the only important differentiation. The faster the clock speed, the higher the performance and price. Clock speed correlated directly to performance from the first PCs in the late 1970s until the late 1990s when AMD began designing their own CPUs. Today the design of the CPU has far more to do with performance than clock speed.

tionship between clock speed and performance. AMD’s new CPUs had changed all that but Intel’s marketing geniuses decided that the public would continue to regard clock speed as the dominant factor in performance in spite of the evidence. In November of 2000 Intel introduced the Pentium IV. The Pentium IV was tricked up to run at much higher clock speeds but not higher performance. A Pentium IV running at 2.0GHz was lower in performance than a Pentium III running at 1.2GHz. Industry insiders watched in wonder as Intel’s blunder began a years long slide in PC market share culminating in 2006 when AMD actually passed Intel to become the number one producer of desk-top PC CPUs. In 2007 Intel introduced

its new line of redesigned multi-core CPUs and dropped clock speed from its part numbering scheme. The Core 2 Duo at 1.8 GHz had twice the performance of the Pentium IV at 3.6GHz.

Today Intel and AMD combined produce over 300 different CPUs and over 20 families for desktop PCs. In addition they produce many more for servers and mobile devices. The CPU design and number of “cores” are far greater factors than clock speed With clock speed no longer a valid measure of PC capabilities we’ve turned to “benchmarks” to tell us about the performance variables of the components in our computers. That will be our topic next week.

In 1999 AMD’s newly designed Athlon CPUs leap-frogged Intel’s Pentium III in performance. AMD’s new design allowed their CPUs to run cooler and at lower clock speeds while outperforming Intel Pentium CPUs that ran hotter and at higher clock speeds. The relationship of clock speed to performance had been broken. Intel had always incorporated clock speed as part of their CPU part number because of the historic rela-

should expect that their tax dollars will be used to ensure our neighborhoods remain safe.

Shortening sentences by allowing early release is an unfair solution to a debatable definition of prison overcrowding. The judges’ order has elevated prisoner wellbeing above the well-being of Californians. Releasing 10,000 more inmates will not improve public safety in our state. I will encourage the Governor and my colleagues to protest this order and fight to ensure reliable public safety for Californians. 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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also perpetuates the Governor’s prison realignment scheme which has transThe Legislature has now ferred thousands of dangerous passed a budget for the com- inmates from state to county ing Fiscal Year. For the first supervision. time in years, the budget relies on more realistic revenue pro- Billions in unfunded liabilities jections that, as a small busi- are simply ignored in our new ness owner, I can support. As “balanced budget,” including such, the $96.3 billion budget is an improvement over past $10 billion borrowed from budgets that were often based the federal government to on fantasy revenue projec- fund California’s otherwise insolvent unemployment protions. gram, and $50 billion in On the other hand, the budg- unfunded liabilities for retiree et fails to hold the line on new health care. spending and locks in future welfare increases. Despite pas- While this budget is an sage of Proposition 30 last improvement over the fantasy year to fund public education, budgets of the recent past, it the budget delays repayment does nothing to address the of much of the debt owed real “fiscal cliff” lurking just California’s schools. In addition, legislation that my down the road. Consequently, Republican colleagues and I I joined my Republican colsupported to freeze college leagues and voted “no” when tuition and restore Cal Grant the budget bill was presented funding was blocked by the for final approval on June majority party. The budget 14th. An Improved but still Inadequate Budget


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Dorothy E. Bremerthon, 85, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on June 18th, 2013. Henry B. Hunt, 80, of Vista, Ca., passed away on June 19th, 2013.

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The name of the business: Optixs by Andre, located at 5933 Balboa Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92111, is hereby registered by the following: Andre Domby 3003 Kingsley St. San Diego, CA. 92106 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/04/2013. /s/Andre Domby, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-018558

The name of the business: Value Dryer Vent Cleaning, Chim Chiminey Sweep, located at 1466 Oakcreek Lane, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Integrity Chimney Sweeps, Inc. 1466 Oakcreek Lane Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a /s/Thomas Kezas, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/24/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-018387

The name of the business: Paniko Technologies, located at 1680 Via Inspirar, San Marcos, Ca. 92078Metal Craft Racing Designs, MCR Designs, located at 1733 S. Ditmar St., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Brent Spooner 1733 S. Ditmar St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a /s/Brent Spooner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/24/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

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Death Notices

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The name of the business: Paniko Technologies, located at 1680 Via Inspirar, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following:

Edgar S. Towers

1680 Via Inspirar

San Marcos, Ca. 92078

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a

/s/Edgar J. Towers

This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on

6/05/2013.

6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-018309

The name of the business: OTB Consulting Group, located at 311 Oceanside Blvd #52, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Scot Sturtevant 311 Oceanside Blvd., #52 Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a /s/Scott Sturtevant This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-018194

The name of the business: Xtreme Cleaning Services, located at 1580 S. Juniper St., #31, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Rosa Cossino Ramirez 1580 S. Juniper St. #31 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/20/13. /s/Rosa Cossino Ramirez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

Date of Filing Application: June 24, 2013 To Whom It May Concern:

The Name of the Applicant is: CARMELA LUCKEY The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1280 E. VISTA WAY STE 1-3 VISTA, CA. 92084-4064 Type of license applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE 6/27/2013


The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-013694

The name of the business: Lacquered, located at 1037 Meadow Lake Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Galdina Jimenez 1037 Meadow Lake Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Galdina Jimenez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/08/2013. 6/06 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017627

The name of the business: Create Hapynus, located at 1618 Quiet Hills Drive, Oceanside, CA., 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Pamela L. Cogan 1618 Quiet Hills Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n.a. /s/Pamela L. Coagan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-015811

The name of the business: Lunar Sea Studios, located at 10325 Craftsman Way, #304, San Diego, Ca. 92127, is hereby registered by the following: Juan M. Hernandez 10325 Craftsman Way #304 San Diego, CA. 92127 Payman Kamali 8353A Summerdale Rd. San Diego, CA. 92126 Franklin Villamor 9539 Genesee Ave #409 San Diego, Ca. 92121 Juan C. Toribio 4146 Hamilton St. Apt #3 San Diego, Ca. 92104 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juan M. Hernandez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/29/2013. 6/06 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00051195-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Chelia Antoinette Burbank filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Chelia Antoinette Burbank to Proposed name Chelia Antoinette Tuschhoff. 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: July 30, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 03, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/06, 6/13, 6/20 & 6/27/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016307

The name of the business: Mr. Taco #1 Fresh Mexican Grill, located at 304 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Huber and Angelica Urcino 323 Kentfield Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 6/1/13. /s/Angelica Urcino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/04/2013. 6/06 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017584

The name of the business: Moxie Screen Printing, Moxie Printing, San Diego T Shirts, located at 2930 Norman Strassy Road, #108, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Andrea Malley 2231 Jefferson Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/15/2013. /s/Andrea Malley This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016327

The name of the business: Agape Waters Plumbing, located at 1145 Barham Dr., #109, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Alfred Salas 1145 Barham Dr. #109 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/4/13. /s/Alfred Salas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/04/2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-015739

The name of the business: All Star Signs, Inc., located at 1924 W. Mission Rd., #A, Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: All Star Signs, Inc. 1924 W. Mission Road #A Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/06/1998. /s/Erin Beitner, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/29/2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016667

The name of the business: Luke’s Oceanside Vapor Emporium, located at 3256 Carr Drive, Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Luke’s Oceanside Vapor Emporium 3256 Carr Drive Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Luke C. Corcoran, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016534

The name of the business: Restaurant Equipment Services, located at 2241 Monte Vista Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Eduardo Patino 2241 Monte Vista Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/01/08. /s/Eduardo Patino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/05 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017670

The name of the business: Cambridge Restaurant & Bar, located at 1280 E. Vista Way, Ste 1, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Carmela Luckey 746 Honeydew Lane Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Carmela Luckey This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/17 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-014340

The name of the business: The Relaxology Room, located at 430 Cedar Street, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Alana Pudgil 430 Cedar Street (Suite G) Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Alana Pudgil This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/14 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016890

The name of the business: American Locks and Keys, located at 280 Vista Village Dr. Ste 101, Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Joseph E. Kisaka 745 Vista Grande Way #318 Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Joseph E. Kisaka This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/10 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017029

The name of the business: Bob Sloane’s Drafting Services, located at 1157 W. Mission Ave. #460005, Escondido, Ca. 92025-9998, is hereby registered by the following: Robert Sloan 1157 W. Mission Rd., #460005 Escondido, Ca. 92025-9998 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/09/2008. /s/Robert Sloane This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/11 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017026

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016864

The name of the business: San Marcos Grocery Outlet, located at 125 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: HBMGrocery Inc. 125 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Enrique Martinez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/11 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

The name of the business: Level 5 Design, located at 324 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Michael T. Smee 324 E. Valley Pkwy Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/01/2005. /s/Michael T. Smee This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/10 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

The name of the business: Y Beirut, Inc., dba Nara Ultra Lounge, located at 8055 Clairmont Mesa Blvd., #108A, San Diego, Ca. 92111, is hereby registered by the following: Y. Beirut, Inc. 8055 Clairmont Mesa Blvd., #108A San Diego, CA. 92111 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/16/2003. /s/Yannis Albana, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/16/2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

The name of the business: Lake Chiropractic & Medical Center, located at 1146 San Marino Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Lake Chiropractic & Medical 1146 San Marino Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/26/1986. /s/Dr. D. Mauser, Controller This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-014649

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00052215-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Harbans Kaur Ahuja filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Harbans Kaur Ahuja to Proposed name Harpreet Kaur Ahuja. 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: August 13, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 10, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017045

The name of the business: Couple Berry Farms, located at 629 Mar Vista Drive, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Leroy Johnson 629 Mar Vista Drive Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/11/2013. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/11 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016669

The name of the business: Jesse’s Garden, located at 29200 Valley Center Rd., Valley Center, Ca. 92082, is hereby registered by the following: Jesse Realvazquez 30158 Calle Ladera Valley Center, Ca. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n.a. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016887

The name of the business: Mountain Meadow Archery & Supplies, located at 28409 Meadow Glen Way West, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Vince Catalanotto 28409 Meadow Glen Way West Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n.a. /s/Vince Catalanotto This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/10 /2013. 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016313

The name of the business: J P Bookkeeping Services, located at 444 E. 4th Avenue, #406, Escondido, Ca.

92025, is hereby registered by the fol-

lowing:

James W. Proby

444 E. 4th Avenue, #406 Escondido, CA. 92025

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n.a. /s/James W. Proby

This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County J.

on 6/04 /2013.

6/13, 6/20, 6/27 and 7/04/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016640

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00052802-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Diem Thi Dang filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Diem Thi Dang to Proposed name Kelly Dang. 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: August 13, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 12, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CATERINA GIVEN Case No. 37-2013-00051275-PR-PWCTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Caterina Given. Petition for Probate has been filed by John Given in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92101, Madge Bradley Building. The Petition for Probate requests that John Given 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: 7/16/2013 Time: 11:00 A.M. Dept: PC-1 Room #1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a 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. Petitioner: John Given 918 Coronado Hills Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 760.806.8072 6/27, 7/04 & 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017739

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017192

The name of the business: Thesource.net, located at 210 W. Vermont Ave., #206, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Lamoni Bryant 210 W. Vermont Ave., #206 Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lamoni Bryant This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/17 /2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017376

The name of the business: New View Optometry, located at 732 Center Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069is hereby registered by the following: New View Optometry 732 Center Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/31/2013. /s/Isaura Phung, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/31/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

The name of the business: The Communication Group, located at 17565 Drayton Hall Way, San Diego, Ca. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Teri E. Denlinger 17565 Drayton Hall Way San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 06/09/2013. /s/Teri E. Denlinger This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

The name of the business: Stndrd Bags, Stndrd Distribution, located at 1716 Morgans Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Pete McAfee 1716 Morgans Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 06/01/2013. /s/Pete McAfee This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017366

The name of the business: Nu-View Home Improvements, located at 7964 Arjons Drive, #H106, San Diego, Ca. 92126, is hereby registered by the following: Blue Star, Inc. 12145 Acebo Pl. San Diego, Ca. 92198 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/01/2013. /s/Bettye Farar, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017181

The name of the business: eDrive Life, IConsigncars.com, located at 147 S. Vinewood St., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Auto Consignment San Diego Inc. 147 S. Vinewood St. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Adrienne L. Flench, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12 /2013. 6/20, 6/27, 7/04 and 7/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016059

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-015579

The name of the business: Smiles of San Marcos, located at 630 Nordahl Rd. Ste D, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Rasika Jain, DDS 630 Nordahl Rd. Ste D San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/01/2000. /s/Rasika Jain, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/28/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017996

The name of the business: Kittyboot Gates Insurance & Financial Services, LLC, KG Seguros, located at 1938 Kellogg Ave., #12, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Kittyboot Gates Insurance & Financial Services, LLC 1938 Kellogg Ave #12 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 4/01/2011. /s/Gwendolyn Evans, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/19/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-018055

The name of the business: Miramar Party Rentals, located at 130 Vallecitos De Oro, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Allie’s Party Equipment Rental, Inc. 130 Vallecitos De Oro San Marcos, Ca.92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/01/87.

June 27, 2013 /s/Leticia Infante, Assistant Treasurer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00053009-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jose Antonio EscobedoAguilar filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jose Antonio Escobedo-Aguilar to Proposed name Jose Antonio Aguilar. 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: August 13, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated June 13, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 & 7/18/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-015541

The name of the business: Dubco, located at 1558 Jeffrey Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Joshua James Warren 1558 Jeffrey Avenue Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/31/2006. /s/Joshua James Warren This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/28/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016646

The name of the business: iCracked, located at 662 Shenandoah Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gregory A. Brown 662 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gregory A. Brown This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017633

The name of the business: Junkzone, Cheap Cleanup, located at 4850 Concho Cir., Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Isaac C. and Carla Dailey 4850 Concho Cir. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Isaac C. Dailey This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-017246

The name of the business: B’s Bookkeeping Services, located at 1415 Flora Vista Dr., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Brenda L. Alcid 1415 Flora Vista Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/14/13. /s/Brenda L. Alcid, Owner/Sole Proprietor This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-016724

The name of the business: Chris Amato’s Body Werks, Carcoa Quality Body & Paint, located at 3018 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, Ca. 92058, is hereby registered by the following: Smooth Operations, Inc. 3018 San Luis Rey Road Oceanside, Ca. 92058 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Chris Amato, President, Smooth Operations, Inc. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/06/2013. 6/27, 7/04, 7/11 and 7/18/2013

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I am glad to be part of a new column in “The Paper”. It’s a chance to share thoughts about all sorts of things. Some kinda spiritual; some practical… some just funny. As a pastor and spiritual leader, people often relegate me to being a “churched” person. I don’t mind it. I love the church.

I think of church like a hospital. A place where broken people come and are accepted and healed. It’s not for perfect people. After all, there was only one perfect person and church is really about a relationship with Him.

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Essentially, church is a community of believers who realize their need spiritually. It’s a door of hope. Church is a place where you ‘come as you are” where you can put your mask down. A place of caring. In scripture it’s called a “body” of believers. In a body, all the parts are needed. None are unnecessary. "The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”

Church is not like “The Apprentice” where the weak are eliminated and only the “successful” survive. It’s not just for the young or rich or successful. It’s for everybody. It’s a place where you matter.

Perhaps lots of you reading this don’t see church this way. Thankfully Jesus does. Coming to seek and save, He stated that the “well” don’t need a physician. His original choice for followers proved that. The church is a hospital for sinners, not a Holiday inn for saints.

It’s the one place that offers love, acceptance and nurture. I hope each one is always open to everyone who feels rejected, broken or soul weary; for anyone seeking community.

"Jesus said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) I am glad about that.

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‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 6

Cheers, Sorab Ghandhi Professor Emeritus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Currently in Escondido CA 92029

Ethnic Jokes

Dear Mr. Davis:

This last week I picked up a copy of the May 16th issue of The Paper and was surprised to find a rather disturbing little “joke” in your “Chuckles” column. I felt I had to respond in some fashion as this is not the first time I have noticed this sort of “humor” published in your otherwise fine publication. The so-called “joke” dealt with an Irishman and an Italian going into a chocolate store and “jokingly” competing against each other to see who was the better thief. The Irishman being only a poor thief in the end while the Italian comes off as not only a thief, but a treacherous backstabber. Quite frankly, I was rather insulted and offended.

Personally, I would have thought that this sort of “ethnic/racial” humor was a thing of the past, but it appears not to be the casel. The sort of “humor” only reinforces the negative stereotyping of ethnic and racial cultures that really shold have been left in the “dustbin of history” a long time ago. that is not the case. Perhaps you feel that I am being too overly sensitive about this and “it’s all in good fun,” . . .but being of Italian extraction I have had to deal

with this sort of “humor” all my life and the ony reasonable explanation I can come up with after sixty-one years is that it is now perfectly acceptable in our society to mock European people and cultures as long as no one denigrates any of the currently “Politically Correct” minorities. Thank you for your valued time and consideration. /s/Nick Petrosino San Marcos, Ca.

Editor’s Note: What do you, the readers, think? Was this an unfair characterization of Italians and Irish folk? Or was it just a joke, showing how an Italian outfoxed an Irishman? Is this joke similar to Norwegian and Swede jokes? Here’s the joke, Petrosino objects to:

Mr.

The Chocolate Thief

An Italian and an Irishman entered a chocolate store. As they were busy looking, the Irishman stole three chocolate bars. As they left the store, the Irishman said to the Italian, "Man I'm the best thief. I stole three chocolate bars and no one saw me. You can't beat that."

The Italian, "You want to see something better? Let's go back to the shop and I'll show you real stealing."

So they went to the counter and the Italian said to the shopkeeper, "Do you want to see magic?" The shopkeeper "Yes."

replied,

The Italian said, "Give me one chocolate bar." The shopkeeper gave him one, and he ate it. The Italian asked for a second bar, and he ate that as well. Then he asked for the third, and finished that one too. The shopkeeper asked, "But where's the magic?"

The Italian replied, "Check in my friend's pocket, and you'll find all three bars of chocolate." You just CAN'T beat an Italian ...


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