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Volume 44- No. 15

April 11, 2013

Kingbee pilot, Capt. Nguyen Van Tuong, o South Vietna f the mese Air Forc e 219th Spec Operations S ia quadron, gett l ing ready to ta from Quang T ke off ri launch site into an FOB 1 mission in La os. (John S. Mey er photo)

ecial Forces Background: Sp g extracted by a Spike Team bein Chopper Jolly Green Giant

ilt” Meyer today John Stryker “T . Richard From left: Lt. Gen S. Meyer, at Stilwell, Sgt. John 69. CCN Da Nang 19

by lyle e davis

Too often we fail to recognize the enormous danger we subject our military to; too often we sit in our air conditioned living room, casually reading of military adventures far, far away. The Paper - 760.747.7119

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Team CNN Indigenous Special Forces troo ps; John Str yker Meyer is in th e back row

Seldom are we able to really “feel” what war is like . . . to experience the fear, the near panic attacks that hit . . . when we are the targets someone is trying to kill. John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer

lets us in on that world . . . in his brilliantly written and edited “Across the Fence.”

“Tilt” Meyer was a Green Beret, one of those highly trained Special Forces personnel who were regularly put in harm’s way.

As you read his accounts of various battle actions while he was on “special assignment” in places we weren’t supposed to be, I have a hunch the hairs on your neck will stand on end as you suffer the same visceral fear he experienced while being chased, attacked,

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shot at, and watching close friends blown to bits.

Meyer participated in the Secret War in Vietnam . . . a war where our government authorized missions inside Laos and Cambodia privately, but publicly disavowed any knowledge of such missions.

These missions were not only behind enemy lines, they were right in the midst of them. Often, these teams would be surrounded by the enemy . . . usually the NVA (North Vietnamese Army) but sometimes the Viet Cong (the guerilla arm of North Vietnam) as well. He and his colleagues were part of SOG (Studies and Observation Group), a specially trained and tasked group consisting of both U.S. Special Forces as well as indigenous troops . . . supported by air support units, including the Kingbee pilots of the 219th South Vietnamese Air Forces’s Special Operations Squadrom, who worked daily

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

Number 8 Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 6 Men have two emotions : Hungry and Horny. If you see a gleam in his eyes, do some baking.

Number 5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't both-

ry and left on their own for days, assigned to scout out enemy strength equipment, and troop and supply movement. If and w h e n things got hot they w e r e extracted. During both insertions and extractions, all parties involved w e r e exposed to frequent danger . . . “hot LZ’s,” where the Landing Z o n e s (LZ’s) were already The Young Warrior, John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer - in s w a r m i n g Vietnam, ready for combat with enemy troops, the extractions where They were reconnaissance the enemy and its enormous team members who would be firepower was right on the infiltrated into enemy territo- tails of the withdrawing units.

This then, is the background that sets the scene for stories we’re about to re-tell, taken directly from John Stryker Meyer’s marvelous book, “Across the Fence.”

er you for weeks, months, maybe years.

But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell, I've Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell.

Then Has Me Offering Up My Soul, If Only It Would Find The Hole.

It Rules My Mind For Hours On End; A Fortune It Has Made Me Spend.

And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow, But The Ball Knows ... I'll Be Back Tomorrow.

with SOG teams on the ground, both in-country and “across the fence.”

Number 4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.

Number 3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. Number 2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. And The Number 1 Thought

"Don't worry about old age-it doesn't last that long."

My Life Has Not Been Quite The Same Since I Chose To Play This Stupid Game

It Has Made Me Curse And Made Me Cry, And Hate Myself And Want To Die. It Promises Me A Thing Called Par, If I Hit It Straight And Hit it Far. To Master Such A Tiny Ball, Should Not Be Very Hard At All.

Golf Poetry

But My Desires The Ball Refuses, And Does Exactly As It Chooses.

White And Dimpled...Rather Small. Oh, How Bland It Does Appear, This Harmless Looking Little Sphere.

Often It Will Have A Silly Whim, To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.

In My Hand I Hold A Ball,

By Its Size I Could Not Guess The Awesome Strength It Does Possess.

It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies, And Disappears Before My Eyes.

With Miles Of Grass On Which To Land, It Finds A Tiny Patch Of Sand.

One Day in the A Shau Valley

Wilbur “Pete” Boggs had a problem: he was a man short and the S-3 (Operations Staff; men who planned the missions) brass had given him a target in the A Shau Valley designated A Shau 2. During the middle of July, Boggs, the One-Zero, (Code Name for Special Forces Team Leader; position based on experience, generally; OneZeroes had final say on teams, including rejecting officers and senior NCOS as team members) had taken ST (Code name for the recon team.) Louisiana on a practice mission to give the entire team a chance to prepare for going to the Prairie Fire Area of Operation (AO). Instead of the mission simply being a chance to practice contingency drills, live-fire weapons training and night security while in the field, the ‘Across the Fence’ Cont. on Page 3

It's Made Me Whimper Like A Pup, And Swear That I Will Give It Up.

Answers Given by 2nd Grade School Children to the following questions: Why did God make mothers?

1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. 2. Mostly to clean the house. 3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers? 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. 2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring. 3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts. What ingredients are mothers made of?

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team made contact with some Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops. The skirmish was quick and deadly, and for the One-Two (Code Name for the Recon Team radio operator, usually the latest member to join the team) it was unsettling. Near the end of July, one of the senior NCOs in the FOB 1 (Forward Operating Base) center asked the One-Two if he would be interested in transferring from the spike team to the commo shack. He accepted the offer. The next day, 1 August, Boggs flew a VR (visual reconnaissance) over the target area and found a primary and alternate LZ (landing zone). When he returned to camp, he was introduced to Tom Cunningham, his new One-Two.

Tom Cunningham was like every Special Forces soldier at FOB 1; he had volunteered to join Special Forces, volunteered to go to South Vietnam, and after arriving in Southeast Asia, volunteered for C&C (Command & Control, field headquarters in Da Nan for SOG missions into Laos, DMZ and North Vietnam). Cunningham’s route to SF and SOG, however, was unique. While attending Advanced Infantry Training at Ft. Ord, California, his orders to proceed to Officer Candidate School upon graduation changed. The Army told the OCS candidates that they had to re-qualify for OCS based on new criteria. To Cunningham, it appeared as though the Army had changed those rules in order to get more men to go to South Vietnam. When the rule changes were announced, Cunningham was among approximately 200 men who went to the SF recruiter, volunteering to join the Green Berets. He was one of seven men selected from that group. After completing the first phase of training he went on to Phase II, as he was preparing to become a communications specialist. It was there Cunningham found that commo drove him nuts so he switched to demolitions. During Phase II he met John Walton, an SF medic from Bentonville, Arkansas. Walton

shipped out to Vietnam while Cunningham wrapped up his SF training in Phase III.

When he landed at Cam Ranh Bay, Cunningham learned there were orders shipping him to a conventional Army unit. He wasn’t impressed. The SF liaison told him the only other option open for SF troops at the time was C&C. Cunningham went through the MACV (Miliary Assistance Command, Vietnam) Recondo School at Nha Trang. The training was invaluable. It helped new arrivals adjust to being incountry and got them out into the bush. When the training cadre at Recondo School learned that Cunningham and a few other SF troops were heading to Phu Bai, they gave them extra instruction in immediate action drills and escape and evasion tactics. Cunningham flew to Da Nang, where he and his fellow new arrivals boarded an H-34 Sikorsky. The trip to Phu Bai was unforgettable. The pilots, knowing that Cunningham and his peers were new in-country, flew a few feet above the road, popping up over trucks, dikes and hills along the way to FOB 1. That got everybody’s attention. But it wasn’t over yet. After flying past the Phu Bai Airport and the Second ARVN training compound, which were located to the east of Highway 1, the H-34 suddenly surged upwards and abruptly rolled to its right in a hard turn, which left the right door of the helicopter facing straight down toward the ground. Before the startled newbies could recover, the Kingbees swooped toward FOB 1, sometimes hitting trees in camp with the front struts of the piston-driven choppers. The Kingbees pulled one more hard right turn and flared dramatically onto the helicopter pad for FOB 1.

Boggs gave Cunningham a tour of the camp and introduced him to the team as the new radio operator. Cunningham talked to the interpreter and met the rest of the indigenous personnel. Phu Bai was everything he had imagined. Boggs took him to S4 (supply staff) to get his weapon and equipment and announced that the team would be going on a mission soon – very soon. Cunningham

was surprised. He hadn’t had a lot of time, but then again, he figured that was the way things operated at FOB 1. That afternoon he was reunited with his friend John Walton, team medic and One-One for ST Louisiana. Boggs told them that he wanted to insert into the target that night at last light. Boggs said the target was a rough mission and he told them to load up on ammo and to carry extra hand grenades. For the next two days the last-light insertions were unsuccessful, due to the weather. On the morning of 3 August, there was a briefing at S-3 for an early morning insertion. The briefing officer provided a lot of details and history of the target. Cunningham’s impression was that previous missions hadn’t been too successful. Boggs felt they’d be lucky if they got into the target, and if they did, he predicted they’d probably make contact not long after getting on the ground.

Because the mountains were so high and the morning air was clear and heating up, the Kingbee pilots said they would insert ST Louisiana with three helicopters, two men per Kingbee. As the third H-34 was spiraling down to the LZ, the door gunner told Walton that the first Sikorsky had taken some small arms fire. Walton wondered why they were going in if they had already been compromised. The question resurfaced a few seconds later when a few NVA opened fire on his chopper as it flared into the LZ. As far as Cunningham, in the second Kingbee, was concerned, the insert went fine. He assumed Boggs kept the air resources on station a little longer than usual because it was an A Shau target. The H-34s dropped ST Louisiana on a ridge with a wooded knoll on one end, an open area around it, and jungle on the other side. Boggs headed the team toward the wooded knoll. Walton was next to the tail gunner for the team while Cunningham was behind Boggs in the formation. Because Walton was still pretty green, having only two or three missions under his belt, he kept his questions to himself. But he did wonder why they went to the knoll instead of the jungle. Shortly after the team reached the wooded knoll, Boggs told

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Cunningham to give a team okay, which released all of the air assets assigned to that target. At that point, they hadn’t heard anything. When ST Louisiana moved farther up the knoll Cunningham was amazed at what he saw. There were numerous booby-traps and punji pits set up, he assumed, for spike teams. Fortunately, the traps were old and the team could see each and every one. The team continued to move for a few more minutes before settling into a thickly wooded area on the knoll. Cunningham had difficulty making radio contact with the Covey that was flying several miles away from the area of operation. He finally made contact with an aircraft that had the call sign “Alexander” just as an NVA unit moved past on a trail that cut through the middle of the wooded knoll. “You’re whispering. Why are you whispering?” Alexander asked. While Cunningham whispered into his PRC-25, Walton checked out the wooded knoll. It was covered with dense jungle foliage. He observed the point man give a hand sign that there were NVA soldiers in the jungle at the opposite end of the short ridge near the team’s LZ. Walton was sitting at the end of the formation in the thick jungle vegetation with the tail gunner; they both were surprised to hear numerous NVA soldiers moving along the trail. The noise got the tail gunner’s attention. He focused on the area to his right. Walton was sitting in front of the him, with the remaining four team members spread out in front of the two of them. As the tail gunner continued to concentrate on the woods to the right, Walton looked past him and saw the bushes shake about ten feet away. One of the NVA soldiers was crawling up their back trail. As Walton swung his CAR-15 toward the enemy soldier, the NVA popped up, AK47 tucked under his arm. He had a big Cheshire cat grin on his face, knowing he had ST Louisiana dead to rights. The grinning soldier opened fire on full automatic while Walton was still turning. Four of the NVA’s rounds struck the tail gunner, wounding him severely. Walton’s

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Page 4 - April 11, 2013 Political Donor Limits Raised by More than 7.5 Times in Escondido

Though Escondido political soothsayers had predicted a controversy there was surprisingly little last week when the Escondido City Council voted to raise the permitted political donor contributions from $540 to $4100.

Supporters of the measure justified the over 7.5x increase by pointing out that $4100 was the maximum legal limit for state Senate and Assembly, and that it was becoming more important to get candidate’s message out to the electorate.

Critics pointed out that the increase funding would merely allow developers and other special interests to buy elections by supporting candidates of their choice and funding heavily. The counterargument to this was that with the upcoming election by district that the electoral universe woud be smaller and thus easier to contact area voters and may need

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the full funded campaign chests that such a limit might permit. Escondido, by virtue of this vote, is not the highest of any city in the county that restricts contributions. Oceanside and Carlsbad have no limits. Council member Olga Diaz, said, “Districts will theoretically make elections more affordable because candidates will need to reach a smaller number of voters.” Councilman Ed Gallo said he did not anticipate a council candidate would need to raise anywhere near $100,000 in order to represent one fourth of the city.

Where the difference might be more visible is the mayor’s race in that the mayor will continue to be elected by the entire city. The next mayor election could be an expensive one. While not officially announced it is widely believed that, at a minimum, present Mayor Sam Abed will find his seat contested by Concilmember Olga Diaz. Abed is a well known conserand two Zeroes, which were headed back to Japan from near Okinawa.

Bill Hardy, during WWII

All this took place 68 years on April 6, 1945.

Man About Town

Every Wedneday morninat at 0700 "The Old Bold Pilots Association" gathers at Denny's Restaurant in Oceanside.

Last week I had the great good fortune to be seated next to Bill Hardy, a 93 year old air combat ace who shot down five Japanese aircraft in one day! He took out three Japanese Kamikaze aircraft

He was flying off the new Hornet (CV12) . . . the original Hornet aircraft carrier having been sunk earlier. With his ship stationed just north of Okinawa, most Kamikazes did not reach his ship as there was a picket line of Destroyers between him and the Japanese Mainland. Still, while out on air patrol he spotted these unlucky planes and their pilots and took them all out. On that one day over 400 enemy planes were shot down by US and Allied forces in the Pacific.

vative political force while Diaz is recognized as a strong liberal voice. Even with the then-lower limits, Abed set the record for mayoral races by raising $100,000. NCTD Disputes Newspaper Report on Cost of Temporary Bus Replacement Being Costlier than SPRINTER

In a statement released by the North County Transit District, the organization took issue with a recently published story in the UT . The NCTD says the cost of the temporary replacement bus service put in place when the agency sidelined the SPRINTER on March 9th is over 40% more expensive than SPRINTER rail operations. A North County Transit District presentation at the April 4 Board of Directors meeting compared the costs and service levels associated with the replacement bus service to SPRINTER service in the wake of a U-T San Diego story, (“Sprinter shutBill Hardy is long retired . . . but still proudly wears his Commander insignia (equivalent to an Army or Marine Colonel).

We had another bona fide hero seated just three seats down . . . Jay Walker. He flew a B17 and is a legend within the club. He holds a revered position amongst his colleagues. I interviewed him and though he had a stroke about six months ago and his speech is somewhat slow . . . he recounted for me several bombing missions he had led.

down may be saving money,” March 17, by Chris Nichols, http://bit.ly/Z3WC7e) that the NCTD claims incorrectly asserted replacement bus service is ‘about half the rail line’s operating budget.’ NCTD claims the correct data shows that for the period of March 9 – April 11, 2013 the cost to operate the SPRINTER would have been $584,552. The cost for the same 34-day period to operate the supplemental bus routes 618, 620 and 640 is $827,032 or 41% more than SPRINTER costs. At the time the U-T San Diego article was published route 640 did not exist however, the cost associated with that small route is only $3,008. In addition to being 41% more expensive than the SPRINTER, NCTD points out that temporary replacement bus service cannot provide a comparable level of service; the buses provide less capacity, ease of connections, and poorer on-time performance than the SPRINTER.

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Some of the photographs of him and his beloved B17 defy belief. No way that plane could have survived the hits it absorbed and still fly! In one pic, then-Captain Walker was shown looking at the shards of fuselage with various hoses and pipes dangling loose. His trousers are noticeably damp . . . when asked what happend to his pants he said . . . "they shot one of my engines off and the oil and fuel kept spraying on me while I struggled to keep the plane in the air." That neither he nor his aircraft burst into flames is, in itself, a minor miracle.

Note: Captain Walker often flew the B17 that will be on display next month at the Palomar Airport during the Wings of Freedom Tour, on May 3rd through the 5th. Evelyn and I will be taking a ride in that same aircraft, B17 #231909. ••••• We took in Opening Night at Crusin’ Grand Friday. What a crowd! Beautiful cars, some making waaaay too much noise with their mufflers, but

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They call in number 22 . . . the same jersey worn by Rex Burkhead, last year's powerhouse runner for the Huskers and now that his college days are over, a Husker legend.

Commentary

Why I’m Proud to Be From Nebraska

Background: It's the annual Nebraska Spring Football Game, Red team versus the White team. It's late in the game on a beautiful Nebraska spring day. 60,000 fans in the stadium, roaring their approval of Nebraska football.

Red team has the ball, Fourth down. Only one yard to go and they're on their own 31 yard line. Conventional wisdom is to punt.

Nope. These Huskers are made of tougher stuff.

Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive.

And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep. Life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest if you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica . . . that just will not go away!

Do You Have any of the Following Conditions? • Sciatica • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative disc disease • Herniated or Bulging Discs • Facet Syndrome • Failed Back Surgery

Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these problems, your pain may be relieved or eliminated by non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Far too many medical doctors believe your options are limited to bed rest, pain pills, exercises, steroid injections, and surgery. They are wrong! That’s because

This year's number 22 was Jack Hoffman. He and Burkhead met last year at the Spring Game and became fast friends . . . so perhaps it was fitting he was wearing number 22. Quietly confident, Jack lined up in a single wing formation; quarterback Taylor Martinez took the snap from center, quickly handed off to Jack who headed toward the left side of the line, then reversed course and headed toward the right side of the line, scooted around the right end . . . picked up a bevy of blockers who escorted him into the secondary and then . . . and then . . . he broke free! His eyes on the end zone, he outran both his pursuers and his blockers. The 60,000 Husker fans roared! Hundreds of thousands of Husker fans watching on tv roared. Jack Hoffman was gonna do it! He was going to turn a 4th and 1 into a 69 yard touchdown play! He crossed into the endzone and his teammates erupted with

joy! They hoisted him up on their shoulders. Why, even the enemy . . . the White team was jumping up and down with joy. Jack had made everyone happy! Everyone!

Including himself.

Something very special in Cornhusker football had just happened!

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There wasn't a dry eye in the huge House of Football in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here's why:

http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=_Jmisv1Spck&feature=pl ayer_embedded

Jack is 7 years old.

Jack is a brain cancer patient and has had two surgeries. He's on a two week break from a 60 week regimen of chemotherapy. Jack was diagnosed in April, 2011. When Rex Burkhead met Jack last spring and learned of his situation he took Jack under his wing and formed "Team Jack." Ultimately, Burkhead's kindness led to this memorable and inspirational day.

Above, Jack Hoffman crosses into the end zone for a 69 yard touchdown; below, his hero, Rex Burkhead.

"Jack's a young man who's touched the hearts of a lot of people," Huskers coach Bo Pellini said. "Our football team, the student body, people have gotten behind him and he's become a big part of the team. ... I wasn't sure if he was going to want to do it before we brought the idea to his dad, and I thought it was a pretty special thing."

there may be a non-sugical solution • Review of your MRI, and to your sciatica and low back pain! • A report of findings that includes a treatment plan that hopefully will If you’ve heard about spinal decom- make you pain-free. pression therapy, or always wanted to check it out and see how it might You’ll get to see everything first help your condition, now is the best hand and find out if this treatment might be your disc/sciatica solution, time. like it has been for so many other Spinal decompression therapy can patients. create a decreased pressure within the disc that can allow the disc And the best part of this treatment is material to be pulled back into its . . . No Dangerous Drugs and No normal position . . . and bring a Surgical Procedures! fresh blood supply to promote healSpinal decompression treatments are ing. very gentle and are almost always What this means for you is that in painless. In fact, every once in a just a matter of days or weeks, you while, I notice a patient sleeping could be back on the golf course, during a treatment session. enjoying your love life, or traveling Call today and tell our receptionist again. that you would like to come in for For a limited time, until April 25th, the Special Spinal Decompression $25 will provide you all the services Evaluation. that normally cost $145! We can get started with your conWhat does this special limited time sultation, examination, and X-rays offer include? Everything I normal- (again, if indicated) as soon as there’s ly do in my new patient evaluation. an opening in the schedule. You’ll get: • An in-depth consultation where I Our office is called Heilman will listen . . really listen . . to the Chiropractic and we are located at 245 W. El Norte Pkwy, # C details of your case. • A complete neuromuscular exam- Escondido, CA. I look forward to helping you so you can hopefully ination. live a pain-free life. • X-rays (if indicated)

Dr. Stephen Heilman Sincerely, Stephen Heilman, D. C.

PS. One of the biggest myths about pain is that it will go away by itself, without any treatment. A study in the British Medical Journal found that myth to be untrue, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers -- who do not seek treatment -- will have either pain or disability 12 months later.

Bottom line . . . if your pain has not gone away by now, it’s not likely to go away on its own. Life is too short to live in pain! Call 760.480-4480


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net “Hats On for High Tea”

On Sunday, April 21, the Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo and Poway will be hosting their third annual “Hats On for High Tea” at the Rancho Bernardo Inn from 12noon-3pm. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Carol LeBeau. A fashion show will be presented by Chicos. Other vendors will be selling items from clothing, accessories to makeup. All proceeds benefit the Soroptimist Transitional Housing Program for victims ‘Across the Fence’ Cont. from Page 3

CAR-15 rounds hit the NVA soldier and drove his body backward into the jungle. With the threat temporarily at bay, he began to patch up the tail gunner. Walton dragged him six feet up the hill towards Boggs, got him stabilized, and started an IV (intravenous) drip of blood expander. Walton asked Boggs for permission to crawl back to the dead NVA to search for documents and anything of intelligence value. Boggs rightfully declined the offer. Moments later, the first NVA wave attack slammed into ST Louisiana. The six-man team repulsed it without taking any further casualties.

Fortunately for ST Louisiana, a flight of 101st Airborne Division gunships was diverted from a target in South Vietnam toward the A Shau Valley. The arrival of the 101st took the pressure off of the team for a few minutes as Boggs popped a smoke grenade and directed several gun runs around the team’s perimeter. Every time they flew past on a gun run, the NVA on the ridgeline would jump up and fire at them.

The

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of domestic violence. Tickets are $50/adults and $35/children 6-12. For ticket information, contact Patty Grosch at pgrosch@cox.net or call 858.486-3252. For info regarding Soroptimist International, call Pam Warnock at 858.204.8624.

Pictured L to R is Mary Mitchell, event chair; Kathy York, manager of Chicos Carmel Mountain; and Monica Iler, SI Poway member Education Foundation Spreads the Word in the Community

Have your participated yet? The Escondido Education Foundation’s 50/50 Together Campaign runs through May 1st. Donating is easy; go to www.razoo.com/story/Esco ndido-Education-Foundation, drop off your donation to any elementary or middle

Cunningham crawled to a knoll to get a better view because it was his first contact with the NVA. The dirt in front of his face exploded several times from enemy rounds. Cunningham suddenly thought maybe this wasn’t such a good idea, so he backed up. Real fast. After a few more close gun runs, the helicopters had expended all of their ordnance and returned to their base of operations at Phu Bai. Cunningham jokingly asked the 101st gunners if they could just come on down and pull them out. They declined, saying the extraction choppers were on the way. A few minutes later, Cunningham was told the A1E Skyraiders (Spads, also known as Sandy’s) were on station. Boggs had asked for a napalm run. Walton was sitting next to Cunningham, on his right, and had just finished patching up the last of the tail gunner’s wounds. Both men were near a clearing. Boggs directed the napalm run, which struck the ground at the far end

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school in Escondido, or mail to EEF, 2310 Aldergrove Avenue, Escondido, 92029.

For the first time ever, the EEF is reaching out to all residents of Escondido for a cause – raising funds for the Innovation Awards and each EUSD school which has been invited to identify a cause that it is raising money towards. All donations to schools are split 50/50 between their cause and the district-wide Innovation Awards, and all direct gifts to the Foundation support the Innovation Awards 100%. Some EUSD teachers already donate monthly to the EEF, and all district staff has been invited to contribute. Now the second round starts with mailings to the 18,000 families of EUSD students, asking them to give what they can to help their school project and continue the Innovation Awards program that has been very successful. Any amount helps. For questions, email kragazzi@escondido-education-foundation.org or call 760.432.2392. Vista Soroptimists Receive $6500 Grant

Soroptimist International of Vista was recently honored to receive a $6,500 grant from the Guadalupe Charitable Trust. Trust President, Michael Bravo Lopez, presented the check to Soroptimist Kaye Van Nevel recently. (See photo above right).

“We applaud the Vista Soroptimist Club for their commitment to help stop the horrific crimes of human trafficking,” said Bravo Lopez. “We are pleased to do our small part in assisting them to gain more public awareness of this issue and to provide funding for the crisis intervention, counseling and emotional support of its victims.”

Kaye Van Nevel, who heads the Vista Club’s anti-trafficking efforts, said “This generous donation will be used to continue Project New Horizons, which supports education, training, socialization, and employment of the women in Hope and Mary’s Houses, located in Vista and Chula Vista.” Both Houses offer room and board to women transitioning out of emergency housing after being rescued from situ-

ations of enslavement and oppression. “The houses provide a safe, home-like environment that allows their focus to shift from the immediate challenges of staying safe to working on their personal growth and self-esteem development,” Van Nevel explained. For more information, or to donate, go to www.soroptimistvista.org or email siv@soroptimistvista.org. Assistance League Honors Past Presidents

Pictured are (back row l-r) Susan Carl, Linda Zullinger, Jean Schultz, Janet Sutherland, Henrietta Bilhorn, and Lucie Dillard; (front row l-4) Connie Etheridge, Pat Piscitelli, Carol Wasieko, Marti Ferry, and Jackie Miley.

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently honored its past presidents. Since the chapter was founded in 1982, many philanthropic programs have been established to serve unmet needs in the community. The current seven philanthropic programs are: Operation School Bell®, Ready…Set…Read!!!, Operation Duffel Bags, Baby Real Deal, Hug -a-Bear, Scholarships and Grants, and the Palomar Hospital Emergency Room, Kids’ ‘The Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 13


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The number of boardings on the supplemental buses is much lower than on the SPRINTER and the cost per boarding is a whopping 278% higher than the cost per boarding on the SPRINTER. “It is important for our passengers, taxpayers, and the community to have the facts. The numbers are indisputable; temporary bus replacement service costs are far more expensive than SPRINTER rail operations, and bus service cannot duplicate the capacity and ontime performance the SPRINTER provides. Additionally, the SPRINTER is providing economic development opportunities and transportation benefits to North County and will continue to do so when it resumes service,” said Matthew Tucker, NCTD Executive Director. Residents Rescued from Burning Hotel in Vista

A man and woman were rescued from the second floor of a burning residential hotel in Vista by Vista firefighters. A two alarm fire broke out at

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of the open area and moved toward ST Louisiana on the knoll. Walton didn’t think anything about it. Off in the distance he could see the Spad making its run, saw the canister come loose from the aircraft and tumble toward the earth. After the napalm canister hit the ground and exploded, its forward momentum carried a one-foot hunk of burning metal up the knoll and over the open area toward Walton and the team. It stopped right between Walton’s feet. He sat there staring at the burning metal between his legs for several long seconds. Cunningham was amazed at how close the napalm had come without any of it landing on him, even though he and Walton were just a few feet apart. The napalm run forced the NVA to pull back momentarily, but another wave of NVA soon assaulted the team to Cunningham’s left. No one else on the team was wounded. Boggs became concerned about the vacant tail gunner position becoming a vulnerable spot and he ordered Walton to crawl back to where he had killed the first NVA. As

the Rancho Vista Hotel on South Santa Fe Avenue about 4:15 p.m. Cause of the fire is not yet known. A second man had jumped from the second floor, landing on concrete, but was not injured. More than 15 residents had fled out doors, fire escapes and windows when smoke detectors started sounding. Fire crews from Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos assisted. More Controversy in San Marcos Regarding the San Marcos Highlands Project

A 198-home project has raised controvery once again in San Marcos.

The application for the project revived memories of another similar project that raised the anger of a lot of San Marcos residents and that was ultimately rejected by the City Council. That was back in 2006. The heat, however, appears to not have died down. Opposition continues.

Walton moved out in a low crawl, a Vietnamese team member moved into his position next to Cunningham.

Walton moved to the other side of the perimeter. He had crawled about eight feet, down a slight slope, when a second NVA wave attack hit the team from Bogg’s side near the point. Again, ST Louisiana held. As another wave of NVA moved toward the team, Boggs began to yell to his men that they were being overrun. From his position, only eight feet away, Walton couldn’t see Boggs or Cunningham or the Vietnamese team member who had filled the slot he had vacated. The jungle vegetation was so thick he could only see one or two feet around him. In fact, the foliage was so thick Walton would see the leaves move first to announce an incoming enemy soldier. During that NVA wave attack, Boggs called in an air strike. He told the Spads to hit ST Louisiana to break the charge. The first 20mm gun run ripped into the NVA and through ST Louisiana’s perimeter. Cunningham was in a world of shit and there was nothing he

The project is proposed for a rural area, north of Santa Fe Hills at the north end of Las Posas Road.

The proposal calls for 198 single-family lots, three miniparks and open space on 262 acres. The proposal has been submitted by Farouk Kubba, 74, a resident of Laguna Hills. Much of the land is unincorporated county land. The owner has requested annexation of approximately 69 acres of that land. Organized opposition has already developed with residents claiming such a development would intrude and ruin their rural atmosphere.

In 2006, the then-developer KB Homes failed in its attempt to persuade the council to grant a year’s extension on permits needed for the project. As a result, the project died. Now, a similar project is being submitted and the owner hopes to walk it through LAFCO, the city planning commission and the city council.

could do about it. The next thing he knew he was 100 yards away, watching himself get hit twice. One round went through his right leg; one went through the radio on his back. Although the radio was destroyed, it saved Cunningham’s life. Boggs got hit with shrapnel from the exploding PRC-25. The Vietnamese team member who was sitting where Walton had been was killed instantly. The rounds detonated the frag, smoke and CS tear gas grenades on the dead indig. (indiginous eam member, usually Vietnamese) More shrapnel knocked Boggs into semi-consciousness. The gun run broke the NVA wave attacks against ST Louisiana. It also left the team in a plume of tear gas, and smoke from smoke-grenades, weapons fire and the earlier napalm run. The NVA probably felt the conditions around the team perimeter were far more deadly than facing the gun runs from the Spads and gunships. Walton performed a quick triage on Boggs and Cunningham. He found that while the explosion of the 20mm round had left only a single piece of flesh holding the

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San Marcos planning director Jerry Backoff said the proposed project and its number of homes are consistent with the city’s specific plan and would be able to proceed, assuming the land is annexed into the city. City officials expressed surprise that Kubba is trying for the project again in view of the strong opposition from residents during previous efforts. Oceanside Considers Helicopter Offer

Oceanside’s Fire Department would contract with a Santa Rosa helicopter firm to provide services to North County area under a proposal being considered by Oceanside’s city council. The firm, Reach Air Medical Service, would be funded by insurance companies, not by the city of Oceanside. They propose to build a helipad, lease space from the city, and provide staffing. Fire Chief Daryl Hebert said “It’s not going to cost us anything. There’s no cost to the city at all. Negotiations continue.

leg together, it had seared a good portion of Cunningham’s wounded right leg, actually helping the situation by keeping the loss of blood to a minimum. The medic pulled out a green cravat for a tourniquet. He used his knife to twist the bandage tight above the stump to stem any further bleeding. Walton also treated Cunningham for severe throat burn from the CS gas.

Realizing the PRC-25 had been destroyed, Walton reached into his pocket and pulled out the URC-10 emergency ultra-high frequency radio and called Covey. He reported one dead, three wounded and that if Covey was going to get them out, he had to do it ASAP. Walton didn’t have the luxury of spare seconds to think about the short distance he had crawled earlier. Those eight to ten feet had saved his life. Cunningham, still watching himself from far away, heard someone on a radio calling Covey saying there were two dead. He thought he’d better find out whether or not he was

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alive. The Green Beret had a unique test to find out. He yelled. It sounded like it was far, far away, but he knew that he was alive. The yell also ended Cunningham’s out-of-body experience. He returned to his body lying on the ground. Cunningham knew that he had to help himself. The more he did, the better it would be for everyone.

While Walton worked to save Cunningham’s life, Covey directed a series of deadly air strikes around the knoll where ST Louisiana was fighting for its life. Walton returned to the UCR-10 to tell Covey that two of the three wounded were in serious condition and requested an immediate extraction. Covey rider Pat Watkins told Walton to move the remainder of the team closer to the open area along the ridge.

Back at FOB 1, most of the spike team members were either huddled around their PRC-25s listening to Covey talking to ST Louisiana members, or in the comm center, where they monitored more frequencies. When the first reports rolled in from Covey about ST Louisiana’s situation, the team sounded doomed. In the A Shau Valley, the air strikes gave ST Louisiana a brief lull in the fighting, enabling Walton and the one remaining unwounded Vietnamese team member to move the wounded closer to the clearing. Watkins told Walton that he was going to direct a series of strafing runs by Air Force F-4 Phantom jets and that the first Kingbee would land to pick up the most seriously wounded and that a second and third H-34 would extract the remainder of the team.

Walton and the Vietnamese team member moved the tail gunner out from the tree line into the grassy area, while Boggs assisted Cunningham. As soon as the NVA heard the Kingbee, the activity picked up again. The wounded were moved out to the open area where the grass was only six inches tall. There were constant dirt spurts kicking up all around from enemy gunfire. Captain Thinh piloted the first Kingbee and landed with the right strut only a few feet from the wounded members of ST

Louisiana.

There were only three times Cunningham really felt pain that day: the first time was when he got hit. He said later that his body felt like one of those huge Chinese gongs as the shock waves reverberated throughout it. The second time was when Boggs was helping him back to the landing zone. The wounded leg got caught on a tree. He immediately knew what they meant when they said pain has colors. Cunningham saw a rainbow of color. The third time occurred at the H-34. Boggs assisted Cunningham to the steps of the Kingbee, but he turned around to fire at the charging NVA. Cunningham didn’t want to get shot in the back, so he used his stump to climb aboard the H-34. He crawled to the back of the chopper, thinking he was finally safe. The Kingbee lifted off.

About the same time, Walton realized that the second Kingbee wasn’t heading toward the LZ as planned and that the NVA continued to pour heavy small arms fire toward Walton, Boggs and their brave Vietnamese counterpart. Walton knew why the plan called for using three Kingbees for extraction; the weather was hot and the LZ was on a mountain range in the A Shau Valley. The heat and the height of the mountains reduced the lift capabilities of the helicopters, especially in the hot morning sun. Because of this, the first chopper took only two team members – the most seriously wounded – Cunningham and the tail gunner. Walton radioed Watkins, asking where the second Kingbee was and Watkins told him the pilot wouldn’t go into the LZ because there was too much enemy ground fire.

Walton felt sick. The question of weight had forced the team to leave the dead Vietnamese team member behind. His added weight might hinder the chances of the living team members being successfully exfiltrated. Walton and his counterpart scanned the sky for a helicopter. None were in sight. The NVA continued to maneuver toward the exposed trio from ST Louisiana. Walton knew the situation looked pretty bleak. “Kingbee go down.” It was Captain Thinh! He already

had their wounded aboard and Walton knew there was no way he could pull them all out. But the Kingbee came spiraling down on full autorotation before flaring into the LZ. Thinh plunked it down on the ground right next to the remaining members of ST Louisiana. Walton and the Vietnamese lifted Boggs aboard the Kingbee and then moved to the open windows on the starboard and port sides to fire at the NVA, some of whom rushed the aircraft.

Sure enough, the load was too heavy and Thinh couldn’t lift off. So he lifted the back wheel off the ground and started rolling downhill, gaining as much air speed as possible, while the NVA fired at the chopper. At the last possible moment, Thinh nursed the aging Sikorsky over the trees. Unfortunately, the chopper didn’t have enough speed to gain the altitude needed to fly out of the mountains so Captain Thinh dipped down into a valley to build up more. Finally, he got the transitional lift he needed to climb out of the mountains and out of the A Shau Valley. Because Cunningham had used the stump to get aboard the helicopter, it had started to bleed heavily. He began to fade in and out of shock, never fully passing out. It was obvious he would have to tough it out. Walton used another cravat as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Walton had only carried one IV with him that day and he had used that one on the wounded tail gunner. From that day forward, Walton always carried several IVs on all targets.

When the Kingbee landed at the medical facilities in Phu Bai, Cunningham was taken out of the chopper, as he put it, bareassed naked. He remembered some doctor saying the tourniquet was too high. Cunningham couldn’t believe it. His leg had been blown off above the knee and they were worried about a tourniquet being too high. When Walton and the Vietnamese team member carried the wounded Vietnamese team member into the Army medical facility, someone told Walton that they didn’t treat Vietnamese. Walton told them to treat that Vietnamese or there would be

hell to pay.

For Walton, the drama continued. When they got Cunningham inside, he was barely hanging on, due to the loss of blood and trauma from the amputation. One of the young doctors got nervous. He had never had a dirty, sweaty grunt from just out of the field sticking his nose into his business. When Cunningham’s blood pressure was so low they couldn’t get an IV into him, Walton told the doctor to do a cutdown: cut into the vein, expose it, stick a catheter into it and tie it off with a suture. The doctor soon realized the medic wasn’t leaving.

Later that night, after Walton had showered and shaved, he was playing poker in the Green Beret Lounge at FOB 1. Being left-handed, when Walton dealt a hand of poker he held the deck in his right hand. As he dealt the cards around the table, someone noticed a flesh wound across his right wrist. Walton was asked what had caused the wound. As Walton puzzled over the crease in his wrist, the poker game came to a temporary halt. Most of the men playing that night were on spike teams or were Covey riders and had spent time on the ground. Finally, Walton said that during contact with the grinning NVA soldier who shot the ST Louisiana tail gunner, one of the rounds from his AK-47 had creased Walton’s wrist as he was turning his body toward the NVA soldier to kill him. Everyone sat there for a second, amazed at how close Walton had come to being shot and just how fortunate he was that the NVA’s round hadn’t inflicted a more serious wound. Walton just shrugged his shoulders and the game continued. Early Sunday morning, several of the guys from FOB 1 drove over to the hospital area to visit Boggs, Cunningham and the tail gunner. Cunningham was asleep, but Boggs wanted to get back to work, although he had many bandages on his face, arms and chest. They slipped him a bottle of his favorite whiskey and talked in general terms about what had happened on Saturday. Boggs focused on Walton’s efforts, Cunningham’s stoicism and Kingbee pilot Captain Thinh’s fearless and amazing extrac‘Across the Fence’ Cont. on Page 9


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tion. Later, Colonel Jack Warren, the commander of C&C and FOB 4, and several other SOG officials visited the survivors. They asked Cunningham if there was anything he needed. They left him cigarettes, and Gordon Martin, a SF medic from FOB 1, gave him his lighter. That was one of the few things that went with Cunningham when he finally left Nam.

*** During an interview in July 2002, Cunningham said, “You can do everything right or wrong and it doesn’t matter. Life’s a matter of inches.” During his morning in the A Shau Valley, he was carrying an extra pouch of hand grenades, just as Boggs had instructed him. It hung below the pouches attached to his web gear, down the side of his leg. The 20mm round that severed his leg missed it by only a few inches. “Had that round hit those grenades, Pete and I would have been history that day, right there in the A Shau Valley.”

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And now, John Stryker Meyer. I had followed “Tilt’s” columns when he wrote for the North County Times and always enjoyed his work. We got to know each other and became fast friends. One more example of the dangerous assignment Tilt had was when he was being pursued by NVA soldiers. He hid behind some bushes:

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shots. For a millisecond I wondered if my left foot was far enough to the left so that when I fired, I wouldn’t shoot myself. Time stood still. My pucker factor was minus zero. After a few of the longest seconds in my life, the wind stirred, but there was no movement. He remained still. After what felt like an eternity, the wind stirred again and I heard the NVA move backward just slightly. He was so cool. I knew he was still facing me. I wondered why I couldn’t hear his heart. The jungle around us remained pitch black.

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Cozy Corner. The Thrift Shop, located at 2068 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, is the major source of funds for these programs as well as donations and grants. Assistance League is an allvolunteer nonprofit organization. There are no paid employees. For more information, call 760.746.7532, visit www.assistanceleague.info. Meetings/Events Calendar

EAA to Hold Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser – The Escondido Art Association, an all volunteer non-profit organization promoting the arts in North County San Diego, will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12, 13, and 14, from 8am-2pm, at the Nicolaisen residence at 333 Cypress Crest Terrace, Escondido. A wide variety of items will include gently used clothing, jewelry, household items, small electronics, artwork, frames, art supplies, CD/DVD’s, furniture and miscellaneous items. Support of the EAA by attendance at the sale, contribution of no longer wanted items for the sale, or a taxdeductible monetary donation will help the continued operation of the Artists Gallery. Visit the website at www.EscondidoArtists.org or for more info call Suzanne Nicolaisen at 760.294.6255 to arrange donation of items for the sale. Wild 4 Birds – On Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 12noon, at the Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve, all ages are invited to attend an event to learn about birding by sound, bird languages, and gardening for the birds. The Nature Preserve is at 2437 Hutchison Street, Vista. For info, contact the caretaker at this address or beckywilbanks@cox.net.

Founder’s Day Tea to be Held by Daughters of British Empire – Sunday, April 14, at 11:30am, the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) in Southern California, Inc. will hold their Founder’s Day Tea at the home of Kelly Pack in Fallbrook. There is no charge. Reservations are required by Friday, April 12. Call 760.731.7379. Women of British or British Commonwealth heritage or women whose spouse is of such heritage are welcome to join for tea and friendship. There are three chapters who meet monthly in North County: Tintagel Chapter meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12noon in Vista; contact 760.731.7379. Botany Bay Chapter meets the second Monday at 11:30am in Carlsbad; contact 858.259.8733; and the Excalibur Chapter meets the last Thursday at 11am in Fallbrook; contact 951.679.3786. The DBE is a 104- year old U.S. National Society of Women of British or British Commonwealth ancestry who support four non-profit retirement homes in the U.S. To learn more about the organization, Google Daughters of the British Empire. Antique, Art & Collectibles Show – The North San Diego Antique, Art & Collectibles Show, a premier event showcasing antiques, vintage items, memorabilia, unusual collectibles, and more, will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 9am3pm at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Parking and admission are free. Professional appraisals are held from 10am-2pm, at $5/item, limit three items per customer. Vendor space is available by reservation. For more info, contact Jane at 760.415.9879. Visit the website at http://sites.google.com/site/nsdacs/. City Invites Youth to Audition – The City of San Marcos Theatre West invites

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“Hop and Skip into Spring” – That is the theme for the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club luncheon on Monday, April 15, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost is $18/inclusive. The speaker, Anna Johns, is a Stonecroft area rep for San Diego; a former educator, business owner, wife and mother. She will share how she faced personal and cultural challenges as the daughter of a career military father and how she searched for something better and found it in “Footprints on my Heart.” A message in which to “Celebrate Spring.” The special feature, “Back in Style,” is a parade of hats worn by some special ladies. Entertainment will be by Hannah from Oceanside, a young professional and inspirational singer to lead into a “Spring Sling” with very lively and energizing music. Bring a friend. The club has no membership or dues. Ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by April 11; walk-ins welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women’s Club. For more info, go to www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Martha at 760.471.7059. Carl DeMaio to Speak at Republican Women’s Meeting – At the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women, Federated, luncheon meeting on Friday, April 19, the speaker will be Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego City Councilman and candidate for mayor in last year’s election, will speak about “Tackling Fiscal Reform.” He is currently chairman of Reason Foundation’s California Reform Council and continues his grassroot advocacy group, Reform San Diego. The meeting starts at 11am with lunch at 11:45am at the StoneRidge Country Club, 17166 StoneRidge Country Club Lane, Poway. Cost is $23/members and $25/non-members. Reservations are due by noon Tuesday, April 16, by calling 858.673.1409 or 858.487.0378. For more information visit www.rbrwf.org and www.carldemaio.com.

World Book Night Celebration at Escondido Public Library – From Berkeley to Boston and Sitka to Sarasota, 25,000 volunteers will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country through the World Book Night U.S. program. The Escondido Public Library, 239 South Kalmia, downtown Escondido, will again serve as a location for registered givers to pick up their book orders during the Celebration on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30-7:30pm in the Turrentine Room. Those interested in participating in the future are encouraged to attend this celebration to learn more about the program and how to sign up for updates on World Book Night 2014. This is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders across America on one day. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night

is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books. For more info, go to www.WorldBookNight.org. For info on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or call 760.839.4601.

Tom Biggart to Speak at Cymbidium Meeting – Tom Biggart will speak at the San Diego County Cymbidium Society meeting at 7pm, Wednesday, April 17, on “Bifoliate Brazilian Cattleyas” and will present information for successfully managing these species. He is owner and head grower of Granite Hills Orchids in El Cajon, and orchids are his hobby and his passion. The Society meets in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. An orchid culture class at 6:30pm will precede the regular meeting. For info, email whartongc@aol.com or call 619.520.1366.

Civil War Round Table Meeting – The San Diego Civil War Round Table will meet at 7:30pm, Wednesday, April 17th, at Palisades Presbyterian Church, 6301 Birchwood St., in the Allied Gardens community of San Diego. Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, Pastor of San Rafael Parrish in Rancho Bernardo, will present the program, "Jefferson Davis, Postbellum." Davis had a notable prewar career as a Mexican War hero, Secretary of War and U. S. Senator, and his trials as President of the Confederate States is well-known. Msgr. Mikulanis will review the equally interesting but not so well known life of Davis after the Civil War. The public is welcome to attend this free meeting. Refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Gene at 760.747.5397 or gca7@cox.net.

Woman’s Club to Hold Rummage Sale – On Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, the Escondido Woman’s Club will hold a large rummage sale at their clubhouse, 751 N Rose St. (corner Mission Avenue), Escondido. There will be a wide variety of items, including books, gently used clothing, plants, jewelry, and many other items. The sale will run from 8am-2pm Friday, and 8am-1pm Saturday. Rummage Sale at First United Methodist Church – The two-day annual rummage sale will be held on Friday, April 19, 8am-4pm; and Saturday, April 20, from 8am-12noon at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall, 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Clothes, electronics, books, video and music, tools, and much more will be available. Call to Artists – Art receiving for the Contemporary Realism Exhibition is Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, from 11am-2pm at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave, Escondido; phone 760.480.4101. In addition, art receiving starts April 19 with a deadline of May 4th for Velocipede, art with bikes. Exhibition dates are May 10 to June 1. Bike retailers can showcase their wares during the upcoming Amgen Bike Race. Email the Gallery for details to wendy.esconarts@sbcglobal.net or eapchris@yahoo.com. Also, April welcomes the return of DreamAbility-Artists with Abilities not Disabilities and the Emerging Student Artists – High School Student exhibitions. Opening receptions for all of the exhibitions will be on April 13 from 5:30-8pm, during the sm{ART} festival downtown and in Grape Day Park.

Laurie Richards Guest Speaker at Democratic Club Meeting – The April meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be on Saturday, April 20th (one week later than usual), at 12:30pm for social and the meeting at 1pm, at the Pavilion, 1105 la Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Laurie Richards, an attorney in California since 1975, will talk about the legal aspects of the second amendment, in light of the assault on Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and the mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Ms. Richards is an instructor and program coordinator for paralegal studies at Mt. San Jacinto Community College in Riverside. Visit

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http://www.lsm.sddem.org for details and directions to the meeting, call 760.744.9233, or email president@lsm.sddem.org.

Escondido Art Association Paint-Out – EAA member Kathy Aldrich recently led a group of motivated artists for their first monthly gathering of plein air enthusiasts at Dixon Lake for an afternoon of painting. There will be an on-going monthly Paint-Out led by Kathy. The site for the next one is Felicita Park, one of the largest and oldest Indian villages in the county, located at 742 Clarence Lane (off Felicita Road) in Escondido. All interested artists are welcome to join the group and meet at the gate to the park on Saturday, April 20, at 1pm. For information or obtain a membership to the EAA, visit the website at www.escondidoartists.org or call Kathy at 760.432.8464.

Free Composting Workshop Announced – A composting workshop will be held on Saturday, April 20th, from 8:30am - 10am, at the Escondido Community Garden. The workshop will be staffed by master composters and include instruction and demonstration in the building and maintenance of a backyard compost pile and worm bin. The workshop is free, and no registration is required. In the event of rain, the workshop will be canceled. The Escondido Community Garden is located on the west side of Centre City Parkway, just north of Highway 78. Turn west on Decatur Way into the parking lot of the Escondido Police/Fire Facility. Park near the garden. For additional information, call 760.839.4342. Composting workshops are held quarterly and hosted by the Escondido Community Garden and the City of Escondido.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to Present Program – On Saturday, April 20, at 7pm, the Women’s Players of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito will present a special performance of the “The Vagina Monologues,” a play based on author Eve Ensler’s interviews of women around the world. This is a hilarious collection of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and human stories. This performance is a Social Action fundraiser for Community Resource Center’s Carol’s House, the El Nido Interfaith Shelter for victims of domestic violence, and V-Day, the global movement founded by Eve Ensler. The goal is to raise awareness of and prevent violence against women and girls. The Fellowship is located at 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach. Suggested donation is $15.00; $10 students. All proceeds fund projects to prevent violence against women. For reservations and information contact Kathy Faller at: socialaction@uufsd.org. Oceanside Days of Art – This event is taking place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, at the corner of Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside. Organized by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, the 21st annual Oceanside Days of Art is a free family art festival featuring over 120 local artists selling a variety of fine art including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography, and more. Also, the festival offers live stage performances, free hands on art activities for all ages, and a variety of food choices in the food court. Other attractions include a Senior Art Show, a High School Art Show, Angelique in Living Music Box, street chalk artists, face painting, and more. For more info, visit www.ocaf.info.

Tehyathon 5K Fundraiser to Support Spina Bifida Community – Cathedral Catholic High School, Outreach Through Dance, Feeding the Soul Foundation, and Make-A-Wish San Diego are proud to support Tehya Foussat as she fulfills her vision to create a day of inspiration and celebration with Tehyathon, a 5K Fundraiser, an Inspiration Walk, and a Celebration Concert on Sunday, April 21.

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

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed National Library Week

The Escondido Public Library & Technology Center celebrates National Library Week, April 13-20, inviting all ages to use and enjoy free programs and services available on-site and online.

The library supports lifelong learning through books, media, downloadable E-Books, and online resources as well as in-library computer access, Wi-Fi, and a business center. The Library continues to be a place for study, research, and improving literacy. Known traditionally for helping students and researchers, Escondido Library is widely recognized as an innovator - promoting entrepreneurship, career development and public

content creation.

Library Friends and Foundation supporters invite the public to participate in two special events during National Library Week: • The Friends of the Escondido Public Library will hold a 50% Off Everything Sale April 15 through April 20th in the Friends Book Shop (inside the Library). • The Escondido Library Foundation, in partnership with McDonald’s restaurants, will hold a fundraiser on April 17th, to benefit the Library. Visit participating McDonald’s at 340 West Mission Avenue in Escondido and two locations at 701 Center Drive in San Marcos (one restaurant is inside the Walmart store). A portion of the sales between 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. will go to the Library.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

This upcoming Saturday, April 13, Alta Vista Gardens, in partnership with the City of Vista, is hosting an Earth Day Festival. This year’s theme is “Healing the Earth … Healing Ourselves”. Enjoy loads of fun family-friendly activities, music, and dance. Tour the beautiful Alta Vista Gardens, learn from garden demonstrations, and browse through exhibits. The festival runs from 10 am to 3 pm and takes place in Alta Vista Gardens in Brengle Terrace Park (1400 Vale Terrace Drive). In other news, the City is widening the intersection of N. Emerald Drive and Date Street and

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1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean. 2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom? 1. We're related. 2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom? 1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.

installing a new traffic signal. The project will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion at this very busy intersection. Included in the project are the construction of sub surface storm water detention structures and the resurfacing of Emerald Drive from West Vista Way to Promenade Place and on West Drive from Cedar Road to N. Emerald Drive. The work is being phased to minimize impacts to local residents and to minimize traffic congestion during construction. Message signs will be used to advise motorists of road conditions and possible delays. Work is expected to be completed in fall, 2013. Construction updates are available online at cityofvista.com.

2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy. 3. They say she used to be nice. What did mom need to know about dad before she married him? 1. His last name. 2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? 3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad? 1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot 2. She got too old to do anything else with him. 3. My grandma says that mom

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Construction on a 10-mile pipeline for the Carlsbad Desalination Project under way

Authority’s (SDCWA) aqueduct connection facility in San Marcos.

The San Marcos portion of the pipeline is expected to be completed by this fall with the balance of the pipeline constructConstruction on a 10-mile ed by 2016. pipeline for the Carlsbad Desalination Project is now Detours have been planned to under way. The project is the help maintain traffic flow and largest in the western hemi- signage will be posted along sphere to convert seawater into the construction route. clean, potable drinking water. Construction updates about The plant is located adjacent to potential impacts can be found the Encina Power Station in at www.carlsbad-desal.com or Carlsbad and the pipeline will be installed from there to San you can call the construction Diego County Water hotline at (877) 752-3152 or email info@carlsbaddesal.com. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Networking Event of the Year!

Don’t

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Oceanside’s best networking event of the year! On Wednesday, April 17th, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, will hold the 2013 Oceanside Business Expo / Hispanic Business Showcase. This Expo will provide a great opportunity for local business owners to connect with other business owners from around the region, facilitating in building solid business relationships and didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house? 1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball. 2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed. 3. I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad. What's the difference between moms and dads? 1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work. 2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them. 3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over

strategic partnerships that will assist in moving their business forward in this tough economy. Delicious food and beverages will be on hand throughout the event, wonderful contacts will be made and there will be lots of booths to visit. The venue for this great event will be at Pacific Coast Business Park, located at 1351 Rocky Point Drive in Oceanside, and will be held from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Admission is free, but you need to register online at www.OceansideChamber.com. To reserve booth space or for general questions, be sure to contact Scott Ashton at the OCC at

(760) 722-1534 or via email at info@OceansideChamber.com

at your friends. 4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time? 1. Mothers don't do spare time. 2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long. What would it take to make your mom perfect? 1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be? 1. She has this weird thing about

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This even is inspired by local San Diego teen Tehya, a Make-A-Wish recipient who lives with the challenges of Spina Bifida. Doors open at 1pm, the sporting event starts at 2pm, and the concert ends at 8pm, at the Cathedral catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego. Tehyathon, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Tehya and her former teacher, Martin Reisert, and was formed with the purpose of raising funds to increase awareness of a serious birth condition called Spina Bifida. The organization offers support to patients and their families who live with the challenges of Spina Bifida and its related conditions. In addition, they also focus on serving those in need with its Tenderness Totes Program. The event will feature Adaptive Sporting Events, including wheelchair races for friends with medical or mobility challenges – celebrating and commemorating them as Honorary Tehyathon Athletes for the Day. There will be a mini-carnival and a jumper for the kids, vendor booths, a variety of food trucks and snack booths during the festivities and lots of entertainment on the field during the races. The day will conclude by honoring the Tehyathon Athletes, volunteers, and donors with a Celebration Concert produced by Feeding the Soul Foundation and Outreach through Dance, featuring inspirational speakers, singers from the San Diego music scene, high-energy hip-hop and contemporary dancers, and other performing artists.

Charitable contributions and donations received throughout the day will benefit the Tehyathon Tenderness Totes Program, which are "survival packs" for the homeless and anyone in need. Generous donations will allow Tehyathon to create and distribute more Totes within the community. With past support from our Athletes and Donors, Tehyathon has distributed over 600 Tenderness Totes to those who need them most. The goal is to give away over 1000 totes by June 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.tehyathon.com.

DUVCW Meeting – Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5, will meet at 11am, on April 23 in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. The program will be presented by Debra Durland on her Civil War ancestor. The mission of the Daughters is to spread widely the teachings of patriotism, that those who dwell in this broad land of ours will so live that, in peace or in war, there shall be no stain on "The Flag Our Fathers Saved." For info call 619.475.0153.

“Grape Gatsby Affaire 2013” is Coming Soon – Speakeasy Fun returns to Vista as the Vista Sunrise Kiwanis proudly presents their 6th annual evening of wine, music and local food at the “Grape Gatsby Affaire” on Saturday, April 27. The event will be held at the Vista City Hall Complex, from 5-9pm, for $60/person, in advance only. Join the 1920’s Costume Contest, be photographed in classic automobiles and dance to the music of the Blue Prophets, enjoy wine tastings from 10+ local wineries, food bites from local restaurants and caterers, award winning desserts, gourmet items, bid on live and silent auction items, and more. Proceeds benefit Vista children and schools. For tickets or info, visit www.grapegatsby.com or call 760.801.7120.

Classic Chevys Car Show and Fundraiser – The Heartbeat Classic Chevys Car Club presents their 15th annual classic car show and fundraiser at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, on Sunday April 28 from 9am-3pm. The show is open to all makes and models of cars from 1975 and older. Pre-registration is $25 by April 15 or $30 at the event. The show coincides with the Spring Craft Fair at Bates Nut

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Farm. Trophies, dash plaques and raffle prizes are offered to participants. Proceeds are donated to Interfaith Services of North County, the designated charity. For more info, check the website at www.heartbeatclassicchevys.com or call 760.297.1501.

RBAA Announces Events and Exhibits – Rancho Bernardo Art Association (RBAA) artist, Sherry Roper will be exhibiting her artwork at Café Merlot and Kathy Mehaffey will exhibit artwork in the gallery, both at the Rancho Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano. Reservations are recommended for the Café Merlot restaurant; call 858.592.7785; and the gallery tasting room is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am6pm. Barb Jahelka is the featured artist on the RBAA’s website for April; see www.zhibit.org/rbaa or www.ranchobernardoart.com. Then on Thursday, April 25, from 7-9pm, at the RB Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, the RBAA will have their Member’s Annual Spring Show, with Chuck McPherson judging the show. The public is welcome; non-members cost is $5/each. For more info, visit the website or call Phyllis Hensperger at 858.675.2262. For more details about different events, contact Sharon Ford at sharnplfd@yahoo.com or Ren Daniels at 858.674.5586.

Education Foundation Gives Apples to all EUSD Teachers – Picking up from long ago when students would bring apples to their favorite teacher, the Escondido Education Foundation did exactly that, only they gave an apple to every EUSD teacher recently, thanks to a generous donation of apples from Sprouts Market. The occasion was the “kick-off” of EEF’s 50/50 Together Fundraising Campaign. This simple gift was a token of appreciation to all the hard-working teachers. Thanks also to Hawthorne Country Store for trucking all the fundraising materials to Sprouts. Volunteers from EEF and the Escondido Kiwanis Club polished and placed a “thank you” label on each apple. Then volunteers fanned out and delivered the apples and campaign supplies to all 23 schools. The 50-50 Together Fundraising Campaign is inviting everyone in Escondido to participate to enhance the public schools. Giving is very simple: go to www.razoo.com. Direct gifts to the Foundation go 100% to the Innovation Awards program, and if you donate to a school, 50% goes to a fund of that school’s choosing and 50% goes towards the Innovation Awards program. Donations can be made at the schools. For more info, email kragazzi@escondido-education-foundation.org or call 760.432.2392.

America’s Greatest Race – The Amgen Tour of California is coming back to Escondido. It is the nation’s most prestigious professional cycling stage race. This year’s eight-stage edition will feature 16 teams competing through nearly 750 miles of California’s most iconic roads, bridges and towns, with 12 cities hosting race runs from May 12-19. Stage One of the race kicks off on Sunday, May 12, in Escondido.

Join the experience and catch live race coverage on any of the three giant video screens positioned throughout downtown Escondido.

Stay for the Lifestyle festivals including entertainment, food and a Kids’ Zone – and be there for the exciting Stage One finish. Bike in for the day and leave your bike at the cycle valet. Whether or not you are a cycling enthusiast, this exciting global event is right in our own backyard…come out and enjoy the fun. For more info on the Amgen Tour of California and the many events leading up to the race, visit www.Amgen2013Escondido.com.

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And when you ask a 6 year old to help you name a new doggy you get a very interesting response. So we would like to introduce Kit Kat the very small Terrier. She has the coloring of a Siamese but she is all 4 pounds of loving cuddly dog. Kit Kat is under 2 years and very mellow and does great with children. Kit Kat loves being a lapdog when allowed and will make a fantastic indoor pet for an individual or family in any living situation.

Like all our pups Kit Kat is spayed and microchipped. Her 5 way vaccines and rabies are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more photographs of her please go to our website. You can also visit the other pups in our rescue that need forever homes or a foster family. Visit www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at admin@forgottenpaws.org or 949-246-1280.

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Rocky is a 1-year-old neutered male bunny, ID 66780. Rocky is a handsome, large guy with striking silver agouti fur and soulful brown eyes. Rocky is a bit on the quiet side, but his personality will blossom when he's in your home. He is litter box trained and would be a wonderful pet for condo or apartment living. Rocky is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society and is a featured bunny at the Poway Petco, 13375 Poway Road. His $45 adoption fee includes microchip, neuter and vet exam.

For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

beautiful, nonetheless. Had a lovely dinner at the new Avocado Grill. Evelyn had the Maui Burger, I had an avocado salad with mozarella cheese, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and cracked pepper.

Our table was bussed by the owner’s son, Logan, age 11 and a half, a fifth grader at Bonsall Elementary School. His parents should be very proud of him. Very professional, polite, and he’s learning the business from the ground up. ••••• The staff at Dr. Greg Hurt, one of San Marcos’ more talented and brilliant dentists, must be mighty happy. Dr. Hurt took his entire staff to Anaheim Friday for a Dental Convention, the better to learn the latest in technique and materials; Friday night, he treated his entire staff to a night at Disneyland.

Does that sound like a great boss or what? He always has ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 16

Squince is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 4 year old, 14 pound, short haired, buff colored Tabby. He was transferred to RCHS from another shelter through the FOCAS program.

Squince is a “Whatever” cat. He’s so laid back. Whatever you want to do is fine with him.

Squine’s $145 adoption fee includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, consider sponsoring Squince until his new family arrives.

Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit right now at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.


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a ready smile and a great sense of humor. ••••• Two of the nicest folks in Escondido are the new owners of Auditory Assistance on East Valley Parkway, one of North County’s premier places for hearing aids. They are Mark Shaw and his beautiful wife, Lynn. Rosemary Patterson, widow of the late Ken Patterson, sold the business to Mark and Lynn about a year ago. The Patterson’s had built a marvelous reputation for a first class center for hearing aids and the Shaws have not only upheld that tradition and reputation but built on it. Very service oriented, they and their super receptionist, Kat, greet all patients with a warm smile, and a ready helping hand.

Judging by the smooth flow of patients into their offices they have managed to attract a great many new patients. We’ve met them; it’s easy to know why . . . very warm, very friendly, very talented. ••••• We were just getting ready to walk out the door, heading down to Opening Night for Cruisin' Grand when I heard the call . . . "Lyle!" "Yes?"

"There's a snake in the house!" "Where?"

"In the Family Room!"

I put on my best Frank Buck pith helmet and sauntered into the Family Room. Sure enough, there it was, in the middle of our carpeted floor. Quite peaceful. I walked up fairly close, checked it out. No rattles. That was a good sign. Stripes down its side. Another good sign. Triangular head. Not a good sign. I was fairly sure it was a garter snake but not sure.

I grabbed a roll of paper towels, made a thick pad with which to grab the little feller, and take it outside. As I approached it, however, it quickly darted under the couch. In about five minutes time, I had relocated it, thanks to a flashlight and

yardstick. Meanwhile, Evelyn had walked (rather quickly) over to the neighbors. He came over . . . I had relocated it behind the drapes. He lifted the drapes and, barehanded, lifted the snake out and it quite contentedly wrapped itself around his wrist. He will take it home and release it near a gopher hole, where it may feast to its hearts content.

I then took off my pith helmet and we headed out to Cruisin' Grand and dinner. Just another routine day in Paradise.

Until the next time. ••••• After the word was out that we had a snake in the house, I received the following message from retired Escondido Police Lieutenant, John Wilson: “Was this a garter snake or a gopher snake? From the way you describe it I would guess garter. A gopher snake is a much larger animal and a whole lot more aggressive. I caught one in a cinch trap in a field. It was not injured but just held in place in the trap. It was about 3 feet long. I put it in a box and brought it in to show my wife. That is when I found out that they are really aggressive. My wife was in the yard when I opened the top of the box and the snake lunged directly at my head. Once he was on the ground he coiled and shook his tail just like a rattle snake does. He was doing his best to look and act very dangerous. I scooped him up with a hoe and put him in my wood pile. I saw him from time to time in there for several years. I never considered killing him because I like gopher snakes a whole lot more than I like gophers.” ••••• Good gal-pal, Jeannie Nutter responded: “I saw you walking along Grand. But it was near Fillippi's and the crowd was too much to say hi!

Just keep in mind, those little buggers seem to like to keep coming back. We had one at the front door and Dennis tossed it over the bank towards the street. Next day he was at the door again, so Dennis took it

down to the end of the cul-desac. It took it two days to find the front door again. So he took it over to Alexander (Ave.) and tossed it. Guess we made it mad, it didn't come back. Yes, it was the same one because it has a gash on the side of it's head. So he was easy to recognize.” Bottom line? It appears snake season is here already. The Incident

It didn't start out as a particularly scary evening . . . far from it. Rather routine, in fact. Evelyn was sleeping, still trying to recover from that bout of the flu that had laid her low for the better part of six days in a row. She was starting to return to normal but still required more than the usual amount of sleep. Her strength had been sapped and now she was trying to regain it. I had hired a beautiful young gal named Katrina to help take the load off of Evelyn. Katrina knew how to keep books, was familiar with

Quicken, Excel, all the stuff accounting types need to keep the dollars and cents in line. She was bi-lingual, speaking English, Spanish, Farsi (Persian) and Arabic. Single and attractive, I didn't know how long she'd be with us before some gallant young lad would come and sweep her off her feet and dash off to a lovely little cottage with a picket fence. I told Katrina I was going out for some fresh air, thought I'd go up and visit my old stomping grounds, Dixon Lake, where I had owned the concession for boat rentals and fishing permits for some 27 years. She said she'd catch any phone calls and evelyn was to call her if she needed anything.

So, off I went to Dixon Lake. The sun had already set but I had brought along a flashlight and, together with the night time lighting in the picnic area where the ranger offices are located, I managed to retrace some of the paths I ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 17

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Ole lovable Doug Best brings you the best in swing music with just a touch of New Orleans jazz. Join Doug every Saturday morning starting at 7AM as he takes out those old phonograph records and takes you on a trip down memory lane with the likes of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Lawrence Welk. And in the final hour of the show it's the "Sweetheart's Corner," where Doug sets the table for you and provides the music while you and your sweetheart do the rest. Phone (during Doug's show only): 760-744-1150 x5576

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About Doug Best Doug Best is a radio legend with over 50 years of broadcasting. He enjoys bringing all the best in swing and jazz to radio listeners. Doug loves music and feels that it can reach out and touch people's lives.

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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 16 had often trod during those 27 years that I owned "Lyle's at Dixon Lake." Lots of great memories. Then the reverie was broken as my cellphone buzzed. I checked it and saw in incoming text message.

"You are in danger! Someone is tracking you and intends to kill you! He is upset because you've been arguing against gun control and supporting the 2nd Amendment. He heard about your presentation to the Escondido Fish and Game Association and he is livid! He wants to make you an example! This guy is dangerous! Keep your eyes and ears open!"

Well! Had I been a young 2535 year old guy, I would have been alarmed at this message. But I'm considerably past the 25-35 year old category. Another twenty years and I will qualify as an 'elderly gent.' Not quite as swift of foot, or mind, nor am I quite as strong as I used to be. How to deal with this? I've never been stalked or hunted before. You can bet your last nickle that I was alarmed. I headed toward the ranger station but though the lights were on, there was no one inside. I figured they were on their nightly rounds, checking the campgrounds and such.

I was alone. In a darkened park. No protection. (And, no gun). No means of protecting myself. Suddenly, headlights! Maybe that was the ranger truck! No, it wasn't. It was a sedan of some type. One man got out and he was carrying what looked like a Kalishnokov. A high powered assault weapon. Great! And I didn't have so much as a pistol to defend myself with. "I know you're here, Davis. Come out, come out, wherever you are! I wanna have a little talk with you!"

I ducked down behind some bushes and dialed 911. "Your call is very important to us. Please remain on the line as

we attend to other callers. You will be in a queue and we will answer your call in the order received. Your call is very important to us . . . yadda yadda yadda . . ."

The hunter now shouldered his weapon and pulled out a huge sword or knife. What in the hell is going on?! I became aware of some rustling to the right of me and suddenly, there was Katrina! "Katrina! What in the hell are you doing here?! We're in danger! Get down!" "I thought I could help. I heard you were in trouble."

"You should have stayed away; now it's gonna be twice as hard to avoid this guy. Here, give me your hand. We'll move over behind the ranger offices. There's better concealment there . . . maybe a park ranger will show up."

I took her hand and began to lead her in the direction of the building when I both felt and heard a click; I whirled around and looked and there on my hand was a handcuff, the other cuff being held by Katrina. I looked at the handcuff and looked at Katrina who was now wearing a smile that looked remarkably like a smirk.

not wise to oppose the wise counsel of your President and argue against gun control. You see, Davis, if you have guns, we cannot conquer you. If you do not have guns . . . well . . . I think I make my point." With that his colleague appeared, videocamera in hand . . . a toothy grin on his face.

My Hunter drew back his knife and began to speak in Arabic . . . I noticed Katrina had a glazed, fascinated look in her eyes . . and just the touch of a contented smile. The knife approached my throat and began to saw . . . I knew that my screams would not be heard . . . and that, soon, only the gurgle of my hot blood, pouring out of my arteries would replace the screams. I've never been so frightened in my life. . . . . and then I woke up.

My body was sweating. I was wide awake.

There was no Katrina. There was no hunter. There was no one videotaping me.

"I have him! Come ahead!"

It wasn't a dream. It was a friggin' nightmare! And all because of my strong belief in the 2nd Amendment. That we sure as hell have a right to bear arms . . . and not to just hunt animals . . . but to protect ourselves from tyrannical governments, both local, state and federal . . . and foreign.

"We are about to make you famous, Davis. You will be known worldwide. My colleague in the car will be here in mere moments . . . with his camera. He will record this!"

Till then, take care of one another and . . . ack respeccable!

"We have been looking for you for some time, my colleagues and I."

A rustling in the bushes and there he was. My hunter. A bearded, husky guy . . . with a sword about three feet in length . . . frightening just to look at.

With that he grabbed my hair, held my head tightly and brought his knife to my throat.

"We will saw your head off. Slowly! He will videotape it and you will be on YouTube within the hour. Your body here . . . and your severed head dangling from my hand. That will teach the world that it is

You know, the stuff of which dreams are made. ••••• There . . . if I haven’t frightened you off by now, I shall be back next week with more observations on life in North County.

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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 14

me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that. 2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me. 3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head. What the Customer Wanted:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007466

The name of the business: Yellowtec USA, located at 1551 Vaquero Glen, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Michael J. Uhl 1551 Vaquero Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was 3/13/2013. /s/Michael J. Uhl This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/13/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007526

The name of the business: Body, Mind & Soul, Inc. located at 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd, #165, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Body, Mind & Sould, Inc. 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd. #165 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/1/2008. /s/Velma M. Harvey, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/13/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008088

The name of the business: Michael H. Cox, located at 754 Banyan Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: You’re a Genius, Inc. 754 Banyan Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2013. /s/Alma B. Cox, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/19/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-005795

The name of the business: National Publicaton Billing Services LLC, located at 6965 El Camino Real 105-192, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Idiom Market Research, Inc. 910 W. San Marcos Bl. Ste 103 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business was 4/12/2012. /s/Joseph Petrucelli, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/26/2013.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00039795-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Sadayappan Visswanathan Rahavendran & Sheela Ganesh PaiBir filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Sadayappan Visswanathan Rahavendran, Sheela Ganesh PaiBir, Aarti SaiLeela Rahavendran, and Mayuresh Sai Vishwa Rahavendran, respectively, to Proposed names, respectively, Ravi Visswanathan, Sheela Visswanathan, Aarti Visswanathan and Mayuresh Visswanathan. 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: May 14th, 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 Mar 19, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 3/21, 3/28, 4/04 and 4/11/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008092

The name of the business: ChrisKavas.com, Gempowerment, Corporate Goddess Jewelry, located at 631 Allison Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Twin Flames Enterprises 631 Allison Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Christopher Kavas, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/19/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-005554

The name of the business: Baskin Robbins, located at 730 Nordahl Road, Suite 101, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Coastal Lifestyle, Inc. 7110 Azalea Place Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Candace Matsuura, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/25/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-006486

The name of the business: TSC Accounts Receivable Solutions, located at 2701 Loker Ave West Ste 270, Carlsbad, CA. 92010, is hereby registered by the following: Mike Sherman, Inc. \2701 Loker Ave West, Ste 270 Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/01/2006. /s/Michael Sherman, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/04/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007365

The name of the business: SurfLand Farm, located at 742 Sleeping Indian Road, Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa and Todd Maerowitz 742 Sleeping Indian Road Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lisa Maerowitz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/12/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-006407

The name of the business: Covenant Constructors, located at 2336 La Mirada Dr. #400, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Adolfo Lopez IV and Saundra Sanchez Lopez 1865 Avocado Rd. #20 Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 01/01/2005. /s/Adolfo Lopez IV This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/04/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-005563

The name of the business: SoCal Privacy Consultants, located at 754 Banyan Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: You’re a Genius, Inc. 754 Banyan Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2013. /s/Alma B. Cox, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/252013. 3/21, 3/28, 4/04 and 4/11/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007372

The name of the business: Candles by Sun, located at 2123 Eucalyptus Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: An Aruna Corporation 2123 Eucalyptus Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Pradeep Gossai, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/12/2013. 3/28, 4/04, 4/11 and 4/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008408

The name of the business: Active Friends, located at 7389 Elegans Place, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011, is hereby registered by the following:

Melissa Evelyn Soriya-Pearson 7389 Elegans Place

Carlsbad, CVa. 92011

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Melissa Soriya-Pearson

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/21/2013.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2013-008680 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Pantry of Rancho Santa Fe, located at 6024C Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. 92067. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 10/10/2011 and assigned File No. 2011-028448 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Pantry 22 LLC 6024C Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. 92067 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Daniel Bohlen, Member This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/25/2013. 3/28, 4/04, 4/11 & 4/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008283

The name of the business: C.T.V. Real Estate, located at 5927 Belfour Ct., Suite 208, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: C.T.V. Real Estate 5927 Balfour Ct. #208 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/15/2012. /s/Tom Phanco, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/20/2013. 3/28, 4/04, 4/11 and 4/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008676

The name of the business: Mobile Food 2013, located at 500 Rancheros #163, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Phong Dang 3931 Las Cruces Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Phong Dang This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/25/2013. 3/28, 4/04, 4/11 and 4/18/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-005932

The name of the business: Speedy Tune & Brake, located at 736 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Sal Garcia Speedy Tune & Brake 736 W. San Marcos Blvd San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/01/99. /s/Sal Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/27/2013.

3/21, 3/28, 4/04 and 4/11/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007514

The name of the business: Momma B’s Elixer’s & Concoctions, located at 637 Momar Ln., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Diana K. and Blake Bogart 637 Momar Ln. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Blake Bogart This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/13/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009235

The name of the business: The Puppy Coalition, Inc., located at 3643 Grand Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: The John and Charlene Foundation 3643 Grand Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/02/2013. /s/John Smylie, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/23/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008966

The name of the business: PowerScrimp, located at 702 N. Nevada St., #M, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Brien F. O’Brien 702 N. Nevada St., #M Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Brien F. O’Brien This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/26/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009104

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009130

The name of the business: Coliseum Cast Stone, located at 318 Del Roy Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Mauricio Guimaraes 318 Del Roy Drie San Marcos, Ca. 92069 Rogelio Mejia 25552 Starboard Drive Dana Point, Ca. 92629 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 3/26/13. /s/Mauricio Guimaraes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/27/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009345

The name of the business: Ideal Plus, located at 1323 Greenlake Drive, Cardiff, Ca. 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Shigeaki Koike 1323 Greenlake Drive Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/01/13. /s/Shigeaki Koike This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/29/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009459

The name of the business: Flagship Brewing Company, located at 955 Baylor Dr., San Mrcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gerald & Rachel Devon 955 Baylor Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rachel Devon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/02/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009351

The name of the business: Gary and Marjorie Dance Club, located at 1015 La Ventana Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gary Gene Eisert and Marjorie Marie HIll 1015 La Ventana Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 11/22/2010. /s/Gary Gene Eisert This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/29/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00041343-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Elizabeth Tien Thuy Nguyen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Elizabeth Tien Thuy Nguyen, to Proposed name: Elizabeth Tien Thuy Wynn. 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: May 10th, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 46. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, Ca. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Mar 28th, 2013. /s/Robert J. Trentacosta, Judge of the Superior Court 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00041370-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Christine Trang Nguyen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Names: Christine Trang Nguyen and Isabella Tien Thuy Nguyen, respectively. Proposed names, respectively, Christine Trang Wynn and Isabella Thuy Tien Wynn. 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: May 10th, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 46. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, Ca. 92101. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Mar 28, 2013. /s/Robert J. Trentacosta, Judge of the Superior Court 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

April 11, 2013

The name of the business: Golden Pacific Real Estate, Discovery Hills Mortgage, located at 809 W. San Marcos, Blvd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony J. Schmitt 10878 Sabre Hll Drive #291 San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/23/1989. /s/Anthony J. Schmitt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/27/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009264

The name of the business: CMB Enterprises, CMB Productions, located at 1208 Bridgehampton St., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Chad M. Buchanan 1208 Bridgehampton St. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/28/2013. /s/Chad M. Buchanan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/28/2013. 4/04, 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-007296

The name of the business: Advanced Family Chiropractic of San Diego, located at 9360 Activity Rd, #C, San Diego, Ca. 92126, is hereby registered by the following: Alexander Savastino III 9505 Gold Coast Dr. #80 San Diego, Ca. 92126 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/22/2013. /s/Alexander Savastino III This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/12/2013. 3/28, 4/04, 4/11 & 4/18/2013

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2013-005195 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Advanced Family Chiropractic of San Diego, located at 9360 Activity Rd., #C, San Diego, Ca. 92126. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON June 7, 2012 and assigned File No. 2012-015753. THE FOLLOWING GENERAL PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Kayla Turner 9043 Fanita Rancho Rd. Santee, Ca. 92071 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Kayla M. Turner, General Partner This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/21/2013. 3/21, 3/28, 4/04 and 4/11/2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-009675

The name of the business: Esoteric Foods, located at 965 Luna Vista Dr., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Kelly Layne and Tom Kelly 965 Luna Vista Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 6/26/08. /s/Kelly Layne This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT #2013-009886

The name of the business: Bradbury Garage

Doors,

Shadowridge

Dr.,

located #61,

at

Vista,

1500 Ca.

92081, is hereby registered by the following:

Phillip J. Bradbury II

1500 Shadowridge Dr. #61 Vista Ca. 92081

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Phillip J. Bradbury II

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/04/2013.

4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-008271

The name of the business: California Traffic Safety School, located at 250 W. Crest St., Ste. B, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: California Traffic Safety School, Inc. 784 Ridgemont Circle Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael A. Garcia, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/20/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-010080

The name of the business: J & M’s Family Restaurant, located at 1215 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Familial, Inc. 1215 E. Valley Pkwy Escndido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jose Goncalves, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/05/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-0008968

The name of the business: Basia’s Celebrity Hair Extensions, located at 741 Los Arbolitos Bl., Oceanside, Ca. 92058, is hereby registered by the following: Sheri Soto 741 Los Arbolitos Bl. Oceanside, Ca. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/27/13. /s/Sheri Soto This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/26/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-0007969

The name of the business: San Elijo Interiors, located at 898 First Light Road, San Macos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Shannon Appel 898 First Light Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Shannon Appel This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/18/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-0010349

The name of the business: Ev/Con Associates, LLC, located at 640 Via del Campo, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Ev/Con Associates, LLC 640 Via Del Campo San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Paul C. Malone, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/08/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-0010293

The name of the business: T and T Invent, located at 3084 Via Hermosa, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Tran Nguyen 3084 Via Hermosa Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tran Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/08/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-0010523

The name of the business: Milt Buckner Enterprises, located at 1930 W San Marcos Blvd., #50, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Carole Hallam and Jimmie Aringdale 1930 W. San Mrcos Blvd #50 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carole Hallam This statement was filed with Ernest Jr., County Dronenburg J. Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/09/2013. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/02/2013

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The Paper April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.

The Paper April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.