Volume 43- No. 17
April 26, 2012
by lyle e davis Remember those fantastic movie scenes of beautifully efficient World War II aircraft flying to or from a mission? Did you ever imagine yourself on board one of those beautiful birds? Finally, you have the opportunity of living out a lifetime dream. Those of us who love aviation, its history, its culture, even the aroma of Av Gas . . . will have a chance to not only see these aircraft up close and personal, but to actually ride in one as a passenger. The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang is coming to the San Diego area. The tour will visit Gillespie Field, then to North County’s Palomar Airport, then to Ramona, then on the Murrieta. Complete dates and details on these visits will be listed at the end of this article. You’ll have three chances to see this remarkable show and, if so inclined, to lift off into the wild blue yonder on board one of these magnificent planes. You’ll see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and the P-51 Mustang. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 10 in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type The Paper - 760.747.7119
flying in the World. In honor of our WWII Veterans ~ The Wings of Freedom Tour brings these extremely rare Bomber and Fighter Aircraft for local living history display. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. Get some “stick time”
in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share
the freedom that they helped preserve. The B-17 and B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945 and were famous for their ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. Despite the risks of anti-aircraft fire, attacking enemy fighters, and the harrowing environment of subzero temperatures, many B17s and B-24s safely brought
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Page 2 - April 26, 2012 ‘Wings of Freedom Tour’ Cont. from Page 1 their crews home. The P-51 Mustang was affectionately known as the bombers “Little Friend” – saving countless crews from attacking Axis fighters. After the war, many aircraft were scrapped for their raw aluminum to rebuild a nation in post-war prosperity and therefore very few were spared. The rarity of the B-17, B-24 & P-51 - and their importance to telling the story of WWII is why the Collings Foundation continues to fly and display the aircraft nationwide. At each location local veterans and their families are encouraged to visit and share their experiences and stories with the public. For aviation enthusiasts, the tour provides opportunity for the museum to come to the visitor and not the other way around! Visitors can find out more by visiting the website at www.collingsfoundation.org.
23rd year and visits an average of 110 cities in over 35 states annually. Since its start, tens of millions of people have seen the B-17, B-24 & P51 display at locations everywhere. The tour is one of the most extraordinary and unique interactive traveling historical displays of its kind. Let’s take a look at these individual aircraft: The B-24 Liberator The world’s only fully restored and flying Consolidated B-24J Liberator is flying over America on its new mission: living history. The B-24 fought for our freedom in the skies of Europe and the Pacific as a strategic bomber during the Second World War. In order to help preserve this history and honor the veterans who participated in the war, B-24 serial number 44-44052 has been restored to mint condition under the auspices of the Collings Foundation of Stow, MA.
The Nationwide WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR is in its
Over sixty years ago, in August 1944, the Collings Foundation’s Liberator was
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle
"No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer." This started another round of complaining but eventually he rolled over and bared his behind. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!"
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Never Piss Off a Nurse A big shot attorney had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his staff. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature." After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.
She left the door to his room open on her way out. He cursed under his breath as he heard people walking past his door, laughing ... After about 20 minutes, the man's doctor came into the room. "What's going on here?" asked the doctor. Angrily, the man answered, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?" After a pause, the doctor confessed..... "Not with a Daffodil." Seniors Rule! A friend of a friend of mine, here in Florida, was sitting on the lawn sunning and reading, when he was startled by a fairly late model car crashing through a hedge and coming to rest on his lawn. He helped the elderly driver out and sat him on a lawn chair.
built at the Consolidated Aircraft Company’s Fort Worth, Texas, plant. Shortly afterward, the aircraft was delivered to the US Army Air Force, and in October of 1944, it was transferred to the Royal Air Force. Under the British flag, the B-24 saw combat in the Pacific Theater as KH191 in operations ranging from anti-shipping to bombing and re-supply of resistance force operations. At war’s end, the aircraft was abandoned by the RAF in a bomber graveyard in Khanpur, India; with the assumption that it would not fly again. However, in 1948, the Indian Air Force succeeded in restoring 36 B-24’s, including 44-44052, to operational status. These aircraft were utilized until 1968. For the next 13 years, the aircraft again sat abandoned in India until British aircraft collector, Doug Arnold, obtained it in 1981. The aircraft was disassembled and transported back to England in a Heavy Lift cargo plane. Once in England, the aircraft was advertised for sale in “as is” condition and in 1984, Dr. Robert F. Collings purchased "My goodness," he exclaimed, "you are quite old to be driving!" "Yes" he replied, "I am old enough that I don't need a license anymore. The last time I went to my doctor he examined me, and asked if I had a driving license. I told him yes and handed it to him. He took scissors out of a drawer, cut the license into pieces and threw them in the wastebasket". "You won't be needing this anymore," he said. "So I thanked him and left." Slow Golfers Ahead Joe decides to take his boss, Phil, to play nine holes on their lunch. While both men are playing well they are often held up by two women in front of them moving at a very slow pace.
it. After a sea voyage of three weeks, the B-24 arrived in Boston and was brought to Stow, MA, in four truckloads. Collings said that the Foundation intended to restore the plane for static display only, but he was persuaded to restore it to flying status by local B-24 crewmen. “This made it about five times greater a project,” Collings said. “We were convinced by the argument that only about three thousand people a year would see a static display, but three million might see it on a nationwide tour. Preliminary restoration work started in 1985, led by Massachusetts volunteers, most of who were former crewmen, or sons of crewmen, on B-24’s. When Collings decided to make the plane a flying restoration, he contacted Tom Reilly Vintage Aircraft in Kissimmee, Florida, to do the work on the airframe and power plant. Volunteers restored the turrets, arma‘Wings of Freedom Tour’ Cont. on Page 3 Phil just shook his head at Joe and started toward the women determined to finish his round of golf. Preparing to ask the ladies to speed up their game, he too stopped short and turned around. Joe asked "what's wrong?" “It's a small, small world Joe, and you're fired" The Italian Mistress An Italian husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open-mouthed kiss, then says she'll see him later and walks away. The wife glares at her husband and says, "Who was that?"
Joe offers to talk to the women and see if they can speed it up a bit.
"Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress."
He gets about half of the way there, stops and jogs back.
"Well, that's the last straw," says the wife. "I've had enough, I want a divorce!
His boss asks what the problem is. "Well one of those women is my wife and the other my mistress," complained Joe.
"I can understand that," replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean no
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‘Final Stage of Life’ Cont. from Page 2 ment, radios, oxygen system, and cosmetic details. The original builders sponsored work on the Emerson Electric nose turret, PPG Industries of Pittsburgh supplied turret glass, and United Technologies of Hartford, CT, donated a Norden bombsight. General Dynamics, a successor to Consolidated Aircraft, the original manufacturers of the B-24 in Fort Worth, TX, was a major sponsor of its restoration. Collings said the restoration involved complete disassembly of the plane and work on about 80% of the B-24’s 1.2 million parts. There was some corrosion and minor damage “plus the desire to make all the systems (engines, props, hydraulics, and electrical) one hundred percent right”. The entire hydraulic plant was replaced or overhauled, and every pulley was replaced. All cables and hardware, the bearings, an electronic strobe system, the batteries, and the radios were donated, along with installation advice and assistance. The fuselage was in reasonably good shape, but twenty percent of its skin still had to be replaced. More than 420,000 rivets were replaced, as well as fuel cells, brake tubes, tires, and windows. Most of these parts were donated. On September 10, 1989, after more than five years of hard work and 97,000+ hours of labor, the B-24 flew for the first time after restoration. Starting a new life in 1989 flying as “All American,” a 15th Air Force aircraft that flew in Italy with the 461st Bomb Group, the B-24 flew for many years with this scheme. In 1998, she was repainted to represent the “Dragon and His Tail,” a 5th Air Force B24 flying in the Pacific Theater with the 43rd Bomb Group. In 2005, she was repainted as “Witchcraft” in honor of the veterans of the 8th Air Force, who flew in the European Theater during WWII. The history of “Witchcraft” is a story that legends are made from. The original “Witchcraft” was produced as
a B-24H, built by Ford at the famous Willow Run, MI, plant in 1944. It was delivered to the 467th in Wendover, Utah and initially assigned to Second Lieutenant George W. Reed and his crew who flew the aircraft to England. “Witchcraft” safely arrived with her crew at Station 145 in Rackheath, England, on March 19th, 1944, after a 20day flight over the Atlantic. The aircraft and crew began their combat service on April 10th, 1944, flying the first combat mission of the 467th Bomb Group. Over the next year “Witchcraft” flew an incredible 130 combat missions with various crews. “Witchcraft” was never once turned back while on a mission, and never had any crewmen injured or killed. Her last mission was flown on April 25th, 1945, which also was the last mission flown by the 467th Bomb Group. “…Witchcraft” was there at the beginning and at the end.” After the war, she was returned to the United States and like many other B-24’s, was scrapped on October 3rd, 1945, at the surplus depot in Altus, Oklahoma. Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” The Heavy Bomber that Inspired Generations The most widely recognized and revered aircraft type of World War II, the B-17 Flying Fortress, takes to the skies again. The B-17G (Serial # 44-83575) has been returned to its wartime configuration under the auspices of the nonprofit Collings Foundation of Stow, MA, and given the name “Nine-O-Nine.” The Collings Foundation’s Flying Fortress was built at Long Beach, CA, by the Douglas Aircraft Company and accepted on April 7, 1945. Although she was too late for combat, #44-83575 did serve as part of the Air/Sea 1st Rescue Squadron and later in the Military Air Transport Service. In April 1952, #44-83575 was instrumented and subjected to the effects of three different nuclear explosions. After a thirteen-year “cool down” period, #44-83575 was sold as part of an 800-ton scrap pile and Aircraft Specialties Company began the restora-
tion of the aircraft. Damaged skin was fabricated and replaced on site; engines and props were stripped, cleaned, repaired, and tested; four thousand feet of new control cable was installed; all electrical wiring and instrumentation was replaced. As she neared completion, the jeers and laughter of those who said she would never fly again faded as the sounds of four 1200 HP WrightCyclone engines echoed across the desert and “Yucca Lady” rose as the phoenix and climbed into the sky. For twenty years without a major problem or incident, #44-83575 served as a fire bomber dropping water and borate on forest fires. She was sold in January 1986 to the Collings Foundation. Restored back to her original wartime configuration by Tom Reilly Vintage Aircraft, she represented one of the finest B-17 restorations and won several awards. In August 1987, while performing at an airshow in western Pennsylvania, “NineO-Nine” was caught by a severe crosswind moments after touchdown. The right wing suddenly lifted in the air, finally coming down at the end of the runway. Despite the efforts of her crew, she rolled off the runway, crashed through a chain link fence, sheared off a power pole and roared down a 100-foot ravine to a thundering stop. The landing gear sheared off, the chin turret was smashed and pushed into the nose; the Plexiglas nose was shattered; bomb bay doors, fuselage, ball turret, wing and nacelles all took a tremendous beating. Engines and propellers were also torn from their mounts. Fortunately, there were no fatalities to the crew or riders. For a second time, this B-17 “rose from the ashes.” With nacelles from the famed B-17 “Shoo Shoo Baby,” thousands of volunteer hours, support from the folks of Beaver Falls, PA, and donations from individuals and corporations, she was made whole again to carry on the proud and rugged heritage of the B17. Since the crash at Beaver
Falls, the B-17 has succeeded in visiting over 2,387 tour stops. This means that millions, who would otherwise never have seen the Flying Fortress, have been able to experience first hand the plane that helped change the history of the world fifty years ago. The Collings Foundation B17 was named “Nine-O-Nine” in honor of a 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron plane of the same name which completed 140 missions without an abort or loss of a crewman. The original “Nine-O-Nine” was assigned to combat on February 25, 1944. By April 1945, she had made eighteen trips to Berlin, dropped 562,000 pounds of bombs, and flown 1,129 hours. She had twenty-one engine changes, four wing panel changes, fifteen main gas tank changes, and 18 Tokyo tank changes (long-range fuel tanks). She also suffered from considerable flak damage. After European hostilities ceased, “Nine-O-Nine,” with her six hundred patched holes, flew back to the United States. While the rigors of war never stopped the historic “Nine-O-Nine,” she succumbed at last to the scrappers guillotine, along with thousands of other proud aircraft. The North American P51C Mustang The Greatest Fighter Aircraft in the World Fast, well made with the ability to fly long distances, the North American P-51 Mustang became one of the world’s most successful and recognizable aircraft. The bombing missions over the skies of Europe were taking very heavy losses from Luftwaffe fighters. The allied aircrews desperately needed an escort fighter that could stay with the bombers deep into enemy territory and back to base on every mission. The P-51 Mustang was the immediate choice. Within a very short period, the P-51 was affectionately nicknamed by the bomber crews as their “Little Friend.” The P-51 Mustang and the pilots who ‘Final Stage of Life’ Cont. on Page 5
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Local News They claim he is applying the law unfairly and attacking the Latino community; they claim as proof that Maher’s police department regularly conducts Driver’s License checkpoints and enforces Vehicle Code laws that require an automobile license and proof of insurance as well as proof the driver is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This, they claim, is unfair to Latinos.
Protest Backfires: Counterprotest Outnumbers Original Protesters A protest called by a shadow organization that calls itself “El Grupo” had a very small turnout last Wednesday. A reporter for The Paper was able to interview only six, four of whom gave their names. Of the remaining 65 or more protesters, all were supporters of Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher. There were, however, a large
Approximately 75 persons gathered to support Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher; only about six protesters, who sought his removal, were sighted number, probably 12 to 15, of protesters who carried signs demanding the firing of Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips. “No More Corruption!,” “No Mas Corrupcion!” “Fire Clay Phillips!” were typical of these signs. Originally, “El Grupo” sought to rally support in calling for the firing of Chief Maher. Tanzania to build a beautiful orphanage for the children.
Man About Town
On Tuesday May 1st, the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido is having a very special guest all the way from Tanzania, Africa. Mother Lyn, who works with Light of Africa will speak. Mother Lyn, who is from England, went to Tanzania to visit, saw the need and went back to England, sold everything and returned to
Dave Geary, above, owner of Dave’s Computer Repairs and Sales, in Escondido, and president of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club, recently returned from a humanitarian trip to Tanzania. When he learned Mother Lyn was in San Diego, even for only two days, he asked if she would
Maher and his department counter that the checkpoints are merely enforcement of existing laws and drivers are cited regardless of nationality or ethnicity. Chief Maher appears to have a solid majority behind him speak to the club. The program is open to the public. The club meets at 7am, Tuesdays, at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. If you plan on coming, please RSVP to 760.747.7119. The “Kiddie Pond” is back for the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Trout Derby at Dixon Lake. This is a great opportunity for the young ones (age 8 and under) to come out and experience the thrill of catching their first fish. The Escondido Senior Anglers will be there to provide expertise and assistance. The Senior Anglers will also be providing all the gear. The Kiddie Pond is free for the kids. The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation Charity Trout Derby is being held on Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29. The lake will be stocked with 3,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout with an average weight of 2 pounds with some up to 10 pounds. The Derby hours are 6 AM to 6PM on Saturday and 6AM to
on the Escondido City Council as well as a highly vocal and active group of citizens who turned out in support of him. As to ‘El Grupo,’ no one really knows how many members they have. They do not release that information to the media or the public. City of Escondido Proposed Balanced Budget At the direction of Mayor Abed and the City Council, Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips will unveil a proposed $75.4 million general fund budget for next fiscal year which, for the second year in a row, does not rely upon the use of reserves. The proposed budget was discussed at last night’s City Council meeting. Information about the budget is available at http://www.escondido.org/ meeting-agendas.aspx Mayor Sam Abed was enthusiastic about the proposed ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10 4PM on Sunday. The entrance fee is $14 for adults and $10 for seniors over age 60 and kids 15 and under. You must be entered in the Derby to fish at the lake during the Derby. A California fishing license is not required to fish at Dixon Lake. Parking is $5. The Trout Derby Prizes come from Turner Outdoors and will be awarded in both Adult and Junior Divisions (age 15 and younger). The retail value of the prizes is approximately $1,600.
The Derby is the major fund raiser for the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club. The proceeds from the Derby help the club ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 7
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flew them saved countless lives in the skies and on the ground, and perhaps turned the tide of the war. North American developed the P-51 in the early 1940s. The first prototype flew on October 26th, 1940, and was designated the NA-73X. The British ordered 620 of the aircraft and designated them the Mustang I. The aircraft entered service starting in February 1942. The United States Army Air Force evaluated two Mustang I’s that they designated XP-51’s. They placed an order for 500 of the aircraft and used in a dive bomb role. In this function the USAF designated them A-36A Apaches before delivery. The P-51A was brought into production when the USAAF replaced the 1,150 horsepower Allison V-1710-F3R in the A-36 Apache with the improved 1,200 horsepower Allison VThe Collings 1710-81. Foundation’s P-51C is powered by the Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The P-51B and C were the 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
first fighters to escort the allied bombers all the way to Germany and back. Starting in 1943 North American Aircraft started with production of 1,988 P51Bs from its Inglewood, CA, factory. They built an additional 1,750 aircraft from their Dallas, TX, facility and designated them as P-51Cs. Starting with the P-51C-5 production block, North American switched to the more powerful Merlin V1650-7 engine. The Collings Foundation’s Mustang #42-103293 “Betty Jane” was built in Dallas, TX. #42-103293 went though a meticulous restoration from 2000 to 2004. During restoration the Mustang was rebuilt as a two-seat version of the P51C. The two-seat P-51C was a field modification that added a second seat for use as a high-speed transport and to allow ground crew to fly. At least five P-51B/Cs were converted during WWII for VIP transport. One of the most famous of these modified two seat fighters was used by ‘Wings of Freedom Tour’ Cont. on Page 10
ignored, one has to ask . . . “what needs to be done to get the attention of our City Council? Of our appointed officials?” We submit that one appoach is to contact the San Diego County Grand Jury and ask them to look into matters.
Commentary Last week we called for “a little sunshine” when it came to Escondido city government and its officials, both appointed and elected. This call was generated as a result of the obscene raises given to department heads by City Manager, Clay Phillips, and the lack of answers from either Phillips or the City Council concerning allegations that former Deputy City Manager Gail Sullivan had been paid $157,576.87, her annual salary, for one year . . . after being asked to leave the employ of the city and a year in which Sullivan did absolutely no work. When the will of the people is
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 May 4th, 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)
While it appears no criminal activity has been committed, there does appear to be a substantial amount of mismanagement at both the City Council level and that of the City Manager’s office. We have called for an explanation. None is forthcoming. Neither the City Council en toto is rushing to embrace our questions and to answer them. The public is getting fed up at being ignored. The electorate has a short memory. True, Mayor Sam of Escondido and his City Council have kept a number of their campaign promises. However, at the same time, they appear determined to override the will of the peo‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 13
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
Page 6 - April 26, 2012 The first one will take place on Saturday, May 5, at 10am, at Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Chamberlin and Tri-City Medical Center physicians will discuss many topics including fraud, credit and identity theft, estate planning, healthcare and its impact on seniors, healthcare reform, innovative technologies in medicine, and the future of Tri-City Medical Center.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: email@example.com Vista Friends and Newcomers The Vista Friends and Newcomers were recently entertained and informed by the pictured members:
l-r Ann Johnston, Jane Gilbert, Juanita Savage. The three spoke about their ancestors who have been in the United States pre-revolutionary war and the part their relatives played in the history of this country. Vista Friends and Newcomers is an active group who have a variety of interest groups in which to participate, such as, Book Club, Gourmet, Bunco, Bridge, Lunch and Dinner groups and special events. Questions: 760.758.4120. George Chamberlin to Hosts Health & Money Matters Seminars
Tri-City Hospital Foundation and NBC’s host of Money Matters, George Chamberlin, (above) announce a series of seminars to teach North County seniors how to stay financially and physically healthy. The seminars will be held at three locations in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista.
The event is open to anyone who has questions about healthcare and the community hospital. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made online at www.tricityhospitalfoundation.com or by calling 760.940.3370. Additional seminars are scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at 4pm, at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, and Wednesday, May 23 at 4pm, at the Courtyard Marriott, 3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside.
(l-r) Teryn Allen, teacher at New Haven, Carol Brady Ames, president of the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista, Ricardo Zanudo, student at New Haven, and Richard Cline of the Kiwanis Club. Ricardo, shown accepting his award, was chosen Student of the Month for March from New Haven for his academic and personal achievements. Melrose Ranch to Host Escondido History Center Fundraiser On Saturday, May 5, from 11am to 3pm, The Escondido History Center's fundraiser will be held at Arie DeJong's Melrose Ranch, 16757 Old Guejito Grade Road, Escondido, a 115-acre working ranch with a rich history. It will be a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a day of activities including wagon rides, games, Pinatas, and a Mexican Fiesta Lunch. There will be demonstrations by blacksmiths, Californios, Dragoons, Escaramuza Charra, and Cowboy Action Shooter. Cost is $45/adults; $15/teens; $5/kids ages 6-12; and children under 6 are free. RSVP by May 1 to 760.743.8207 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting/Events Calendar OASIS is looking for Computer Geeks to teach classes - Volunteers are needed as instructors for the computer classes. There are openings for volunteers in Poway and Escondido. The new
trimester will start May 1. Contact Don Piller at 760.796.4007, or email email@example.com. EMPAC General Meeting is tonight! EMPAC (Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Positive Action Committee) will meet tonight, Thursday, April 26, at 7pm at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Guest speaker will be Jay Petrek, City of Escondido Principal Planner. Discussion will be on the "Current status of the General Plan Update related to Prop. S issues and city projects being planned." A 50/50 drawing will be held, and light refreshments will be available. Call 760.747.4107. Business Before 9 Event of the Escondido Chamber will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 27, at 7:30am at the North County Tavern and Bowl, 200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, #201. There will be breakfast, networking, and door prizes. Cost is $7/members and $12/prospective members. Questions, call 760.745.2125. CSUSM To Host Free E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, April 28, from 9am to 3pm, rain or shine, at Cal State University, San Marcos. Collection site will be in Lot B off Craven Rd. And So. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. CSUSM is sponsoring this recycling event to help community members and businesses recycle and properly dispose of old or unwanted electronics, as well as important documents, in a sustainable, secure and environmentallyfriendly manner. Paper shredding is limited to four boxes per vehicle. Accepted electronics include computers and monitors, speakers, CRT and LCD monitors, telephones, stereo equipment, cell phones, keyboards/mice, laptops, copies/printers, scanners, televisions, camcorders, fax machines, misc. Wiring, plasma screens/TV's, MP3 players, items with electronic boards, DVD players, VCR's, and more. All personal data is erased or destroyed for consumer protection. Household or commercial appliances or hazardous materials/waste are not accepted. For information, call 760.750.4502. Rotarians at Work Day - On Saturday, April 28, the Rotary Club of San Marcos will be providing volunteer labor and expertise to improve the San Marcos Community Garden and the Intergenerational Garden. Also volunteering are student members of the Interact Clubs from San Marcos and Mission Hills High Schools and the San Marcos Youth Commission. The Community Garden is located at 1263 Fulton Rd, San Marcos. The project hours are 9am until 12noon. Volunteers should wear work clothes, close-toed shoes and bring garden or work gloves. Locally, over 3,500 Rotarians from 61 Clubs will be working on hands-on projects throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Interested volunteers are welcome. For more information about how to participate in Rotarians at Work Day, visit www.rotariansatwork.org, or contact Holly Malan at 760.518.2035.
Business Expert Malin Burnham to Speak at Free Community Lecture, on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30pm, hosted by the College of Business Administration at Cal State University San Marcos, Markstein Hall, Room 125, 333 So. Twin Oaks Valley Road. Burnham is one of San Diego's most prominent and well-respected leaders, a committed philanthropist and longtime champion of the San Diego community. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will follow the event at 6:30pm. Burnham's talk will explore the dynamics of effective leadership and give insight into the unique business lessons he learned while leading some of San Diego's most successful organizations. Admission is free and open to the public; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Complimentary parking available in Lot F. Visit www.csusm.edu/coba to register, or contact Carrie Smith at 760.750.4270. For directions and a campus map, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. Palomar Model A Club's monthly membership meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2nd. Held at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, the doors open at 6pm and the meeting at 7pm. Goodies and socializing afterward. Upcoming tours and technical advice are some of the topics on the agenda. All Model A owners or enthusiasts are welcome. For more info or directions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 951.696.0323. WOW First Wednesdays, Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente at Center for the Arts - The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, schedules free performances on the first Wednesday every month, at 4pm and 7pm, generously sponsored by Mrs. Marlin Brossart and the Escondido Rotary Club Foundation. The program for May 2nd will be the Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente. Check the website at www.Balletfolkloricotierracaliente.com. Performances are in the Center Theater. Limited reserved seats are available for $7 until one hour prior to curtain, by calling the box office at 800.988.4253, or visit www.artcenter.org for more information. Pre-order and your Mexican food will be available outside the theater between performances. American Business Women's Dinner Meeting is Thursday, May 3, from 68:15pm, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Pkwy., Escondido. "Let's Get Networking!" and learn some tips for speed networking, an event with an accelerated twist. Enhance your networking technique. Guests are encouraged to attend and find out why ABWA (American Business Women's Association) is the organization of choice for working women, business women and entrepreneurs. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. RSVP by May 1st. Contact Lori or Sue with questions about the meeting or organization -
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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 support numerous youth and community service activities in Escondido. The club web site is www.hvkiwanis.org ••••• One of North San Diego County’s more eloquent pastors, Sam Brumit, is jumping for joy as he has moved his flock over to much larger quarters. His church, known as M316 (Mission 316) has just moved to the San Marcos Community Senior Center. Pastor Sam’s growth has been remarkable; starting with 21 people in February, they had 68 gather most recently for the Easter celebration. The new facility is expandable up to almost 300 people, features a nice lobby, multiple classrooms, playground for KIDS, great parking and a commercial kitchen for meals, etc. M316 offers their church service at 9:45am every Sunday. ••••• Businessman John Stahl, appears to be mounting a real threat to Brian Bilbray in the run for the 52nd Congressional District. He claims he would move to cut congressional pay, reduce the size of his office staff and refuse a congressional pension. The former Navy aviator also vowed during his nononsense delivery to conduct monthly town hall meetings and establish neighborhood and business advisory groups. "We need a new breed in Congress," said Stahl, who is refusing to accept any contributions from political action committees. "My deal is, we have to get back to citizen legislators. We have to get back to common-sense solutions." Stahl is vying for the nomination against both Brian Bilbray, the incumbent, and physician, Wayne Iverson. On the Democratic side, Lori Saldana and Scott Peters, are challenging Bilbray for the seat viewed as one of California's most competitive congressional races. Most recently he backed out of the KGTV Channel 10 debate last Friday. One wonders why Congressman Bilbray declines to debate Stahl.
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tions, call Lori Sanna at 760.295.8686 by Friday, May 4. or
San Marcos Hikers to Explore Krietzer Bridge and Mule Hill - The City of San Marcos Community Services Department will sponsor a hike on the Mule Hill Historical Trail on Saturday, May 5, at 9am. This easy, mostly flat hike will cross the Krietzer Bridge that spans the east end of Lake Hodges, then explore the trails from the Sikes Adobe toward Mule Hill (approx. 5 miles round-trip). A more difficult hike will be offered to Raptor Ridge (10 miles round-trip with a 400’ elevation change). The trails are part of the San Dieguito River Park that will extend from Del Mar to Julian. Visit www.sdrp.org for more information on the historical significance of this trail. Meet at the Sunset Drive trailhead in Escondido. From I-15, go east on Via Rancho Parkway, turn right at Sunset Drive, and park at the cul-de-sac or along the street. Sign in at the meeting location; no advanced reservations are necessary. An adult must accompany all minors. Participants should bring binoculars, water and trail snacks. Waffle-soled shoes are recommended. For further information on the hikes or the City's trails, call 755.9000, Ext. 3535. Woman's Club of Vista Donation Day 2012 - Celebration of the annual Donation Day for the Woman's Club of Vista will be on Wednesday, May 9, at Shadowridge Country Club, with guests representing the organizations arriving at 11:30am. Since 2005, the Woman's Club of Vista has donated over $400,000 to local non-profit organizations to support families, women, children, and veterans, as well as animals and gardens in the North San Diego County area. On May 9, there will be a total of $47,900 given out to 30 organizations. Watch for announcement after the event of all the organizations. For luncheon reserva-
I can’t for the life of me figure out what the big deal is about the SDG&E hearing before the California PUC. SDG&E was clearly at fault for starting the fires . . . they should have to pay the damages themselves and NOT pass it on the ratepayers. It’s common sense. If the PUC votes in favor of SDG&E, I fully expect a taxpayer revolution . . . and those things aren’t pretty. Check back to, oh, around 1776. ••••• Strange Protest. El Grupo, an ‘organization’ of about six, maybe eight, people, decided to throw a protest party . . . they decided to focus in on Escondido’s Chief of Police, Jim Maher. “Let’s fire him,” they said. “Let’s all rally in front of City Hall and let the entire world know what we six or eight people think.”
OASIS Day Trip Planned for a "100 Years of Broadway Musical Review" OASIS will travel to Alhambra on Thursday, May 17, to enjoy a great musical review featuring an exciting and energetic group of performers to delight you with songs from your favorite shows, Chorus Line, Carousel, Cats, Oklahoma, and Music Man, and others. Cost of $97/person includes a full luncheon complete with dessert and drinks, as well as transportation and driver’s tip. Pick up locations include R.B. Community Center, 12308 W. Bernardo Dr. At 8:30am; Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Pkwy at 9am, or Oceanside Park N’Ride, south side of College & 78 at 9:30am. Call 760.670.5538 for reservations. Escondido Community Day at Petco Park - Save the date of Saturday, June 2, at 4:15pm for the Escondido Community Day at Petco Park where the Padres will play the Diamondbacks. Arrive early for a Padres replica jersey give-away. See Escondido residents recognized on the field during the pregame ceremony. Enjoy an afternoon with family, friends and neighbors; and where a portion of every ticket will benefit the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. For more info, contact Joyce Wells at 760.715.2322, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The RB Alive! Expo Street Fair will be on Sunday, June 3, from 10am to 4pm, on Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo. The 24th annual street fair will contain approximately 300 booths, 2 stages, a food court and kids zone. Approximately 55,000 people are expected to attend this one day event. Booths are available in a variety of sizes and costs, and are assigned based on your product/service. Contact Linda Tice at the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, 11650 Iberia Place, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92128. Interfaith Community Services is imple-
Wednesday. Four of these people gave their names, Demetrio Gomez, Carlos Ronquillo, Roberto Golis, and Jessica Rodriguez. Two others merely scowled and looked away but refused to give their names. And that was it. Six people we were ablt to contact who were against Chief Maher. Let’s see . . . 75 minus six malcontents . . . leaves 69 persons who were there supporting Chief Jim Maher, and six opposed. Yep. That ‘El Grupo’ sure is an impressive organization. A whole six people turn out for a rally. Neither the attorney/spokesman for the group nor the former member of the Sheriff’s Department were there to be seen. That’s some leadership.
Somehow, I think Chief Jim Maher need not fear for the loss of his job. It seems he has not only the support of the Escondido City Council but of the people as well.
I counted about 75 people in front of City Hall last
It appears he’s doing a mighty good job and it is appreciated.
menting a new program called the Prevention Homeless "Veterans Demonstration program (VHPD) in North San Diego County. This program will provide financial assistance to eligible individual veterans and households with veteran members for rental assistance, utility assistance, and transportation assistance. The primary purpose of this program is to prevent veterans and their families from becoming homeless. It also provides support through quick case management, which will also connect clients with other assistance as needed, such as employment help. This assistance is coordinated with the VA and State EDD. Two staff members working on the VHPD program are, Inland (Escondido office), Araceli Huerta, 760.489.6380, x227, or email@example.com. And the Coastal office is Yvett Beltran, 760.721.2117, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By the people that count, not some half baked ‘organization’ that seems to be highly effective at embarrassing itself. At the same ‘protest,’ however, there were a large number of protesters who had signs that called for the firing of City Manager Clay Phillips. Signs saying . . . “No more corruption!” “Fire Clay Phillips!” Those signs had nothing to do with Chief Maher . . . but with the anger of the people over Mr. Phillips having taken it upon himself to reward his department heads with large raises . . . and totally bypassing the rank and file city employees. ••••• On to bigger and brighter things . . . lots to do this weekend. The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club Trout Derby at Dixon Lake on both Saturday and Sunday, and the Kiddie Pool is back! Lots of trout for the little kids to catch! . . . the Wings of Freedom Tour with a B-24, B-17 and a P51, on display at Palomar Airport . . . and the opportunity to ride in one! Have fun!
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her concerns were about her oral condition. The patient advised him that she had dental insurance, was on a limited budget, and needed her basic necessities addressed. He re-examined her and assured her that he could produce results that would improve her oral and overall health in a very esthetic way … and that it could be done at a more convenient pace for her budget. Although their conversation was much shorter she could tell within a few minutes that she wanted him for “her doctor”… because caring for her health was his first priority! As the appointment finished he did warn her of the dangers her gum disease could pose for her overall health, including the potential for diabetes and heart problems, but did so without scaring her into thinking that she would drop dead before tomorrow. As she left she even applied for and was approved for financial credit. She had come to recognize that she needed to extend her budget to remedy a couple oral issues that weren’t anticipated and shouldn’t be put off, and felt comfortable do so without pressure from the dental staff demanding
large sums of money up front. With this dentist she felt “comfortable” in proceedingwith her treatment. He had listened to her concerns and communicated to her that he was interested in her health… first! It’s up to you, as our patients to ask us questions you have, or inform us of symptoms you’re experiencing… and it’s up to us, as your doctors to investigate and try to answer these questions and address your concerns. There’s an old saying: Doctors Don’t Have Patients; Patients Have Doctors. It really says, “Communicate with me so I can respond to you. We’ll both be better off when we do.” In this case, perhaps the first dentist, even though having a long “presentation” with the patient, failed to have a discussion with her and “hear” what the patient “needs” were… so the communication failed! You’ll find our San Marcos Dental Center at 162 So. Rancho Santa Fe Rd!
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Dwight Eisenhower and was named “The Stars Look Down.” Ike rode in the backseat of that Mustang over the beaches of Normandy to direct the invasion during DDay. The Collings Foundation’s Dual Control TP-51C “Betty Jane” is the only one of its type in existence today that features a full set of dual controls. The Collings Foundation’s P51C was named “Betty Jane” to honor Col. Charles M. McCorkle, P-51 pilot and Commander of the 31st fighter group based in Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy. C.M. McCorkle was an excellent fighter pilot and commander, with 11 confirmed kills under his belt – 6 of them in a P-51 Mustang named “Betty Jane.” The 31st led the Mediterranean Theatre of Operation in air combat victories with a total of 571 kills. The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will have presented first at Gillespie Field in San Diego, from April 25 through the 27th. It will then arrive at McClellan Palomar Airport at 2:00 PM on April 27 and will be on display at Western Flight at McClellan Palomar Airport until the aircraft departs April 30 at 12:00 PM, when it heads to Ramona for display from April 30th through May 2nd (on the ramp next to the Control Tower); from there the tour heads up to Murietta, from May 2nd through the 4th, at The Jet Center, French Valley Airport.
Shadow: Oh whose beautiful long legs just ready for a walk or a run on the beach. He is very fun and doing very well in puppy school. He gets along with other dogs, kids and ignores the cats. We think he is a Manchester Terrier or maybe even Italian Greyhound blend. But he is certainly unique. At about 9 months old he is fully grown and about 11 pounds ... Shadow has been neutered and a registered microchip. His vaccines and rabies are all up to date. He comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for his transition and any favorite toys or bedding. Please visit him on our website as well as other pups in our rescue that need homes. www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at email@example.com.
Hoppity is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 4 year old, 11 pound, Norwegian Forest Cat. Hoppity is a neutered, male with long white whiskers, a little bit of red on his nose, and possibly the biggest paws you've ever seen. He can be a little shy, but once he finds your lap he's totally relaxed. Brush his fur and you'll be BFF's.
Building at Gillespie Field Airport until the aircraft departs April 27 at 12:00 PM. for Palomar Airport.
For further information email Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-568-8924.
The Collings Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing “living history” events that allows people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation.
Hoppity's adoption fee of $125 includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. (By the way, his friend "Hippity" is also available for adoption at RCHS.) Rancho Coastal Humane Society is at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours: 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. Call 760-753-6413.
Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under for access to all of the aircraft. WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge.
In North County the hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM on Friday, April 27; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 28; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 29; 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM on Monday, April 30. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tours. The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will arrive at Gillespie Field Airport at 2:00 PM on April 25 and will be on display at Terminal
Licorice is a 1-year-0ld neutered male dwarf mix, ID 62057. Licorice is very vocal and makes funny sounds – he grunts, clucks and whines a little. Like most bunnies, Licorice isn't crazy about being picked up, but he's curious and wants to be friends. He'd rather you interact with him down on his level where he feels most secure. Licorice is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $45 adoption fee includes his neuter, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 budget saying, “This budget puts us well on our way to sustainable, long-term financial health, as well as allowing us to restore some of the pay our employees lost over the past few years.” City Manager Clay Phillips also was cautiously optimistic about the proposed budget, noting, “Economic recovery is coming to Escondido, with our sales tax revenues continuing to increase modestly, but revenue is still approximately $14 million less than it was in 20072008.” Escondido Chamber Takes No Position on SDG&E Wildfire Rate Hike
REMEMBER our WWII veterans. REMEMBER, they are dying every day. REMEMBER, soon, they will all be gone. REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER ...
John Masson, President of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, told The Paper that an executive session was held Monday morning and the decision was that the Chamber would take no position on the SDG&E contro‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 13
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Ash Street Undercrossing For Bicyclists Nearly Done
San Marcos Means Business When Dealing With Crime!
Construction of the Ash Street Undercrossing along the Escondido Creek bicycle and pedestrian pathway is complete and a grand opening is tentatively planned for May 19. The entire 7.5mile bike path, which extends from Harmony Grove Road to Lake Wohlford Road, serves as the major east-west spine of the Escondido bikeway system and provides a regional link to the Escondido Downtown Core, the Escondido Transit Station and Sprinter Light-Rail System, and the Inland Rail-Trail bike path. The new undercrossing will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to maintain continuous and safe travel along the path-
way without having to cross the busy surface street mid-block or leave the pathway to cross Ash Street a block away at either Valley Parkway or Washington Avenue. A public art feature consisting of a bicycle mural etched into the new concrete channel retaining walls also is planned. Construction of the $2,042,983 project began in late August, 2011. The majority of the funding was made possible by a number of competitive Transportation Development Act (TDA) and Transnet grant funds the City received from SANDAG specifically to be used for bicycle and pedestrian related projects. The underpass is one of several on-going projects designed to upgrade the channel, pathway and areas along the creek. Watch for more details about the grand opening coming soon!
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last year I announced a retiree healthcare reform plan that we estimated would save the city about $714 million over the next 25 years. On Thursday, I was pleased to announce that plan will save taxpayers an additional $88.2 million. We reached agreements with the city’s labor unions to reform the city’s retiree healthcare system last May. For the first time, all city employees who choose a guaranteed retiree health benefit will pay for a share of their retiree healthcare costs. Since then, employees have selected their retiree healthcare
Public safety is always on the top of the city’s priority list and the sheriff’s department takes a no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in San Marcos. Over the past year, there have been some big changes in public safety including the addition of another school resource officer to better protect children while they are at school and new partnerships with local retailers to help reduce shoplifting.
Vintage Surf Swap Meet
Now that employees have decided, we’ve updated the savings projection to $802.2 million over the next 25 years.
Yes, it’s back by popular demand!
The retiree healthcare reform plan will not impact next year’s budget. Future mayors and councils will be able to utilize the savings to restore the services that were cut during the national recession.
Over the past five years, Part 1 crimes – which are the most serious crimes – have dropped 28%. Moreover, in the past twelve months alone, Part 1 crime in San Marcos has dropped 12%. And while the fight against crime never fully goes away, the city remains committed to staying on top of it by infusing innovative crime-fighting solutions into its plan and becoming safer every year.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
plans, which have varying degrees of cost and coverage.
As I said last year, this is the largest cost-savings measure in city history. And now, it’s even better. The city will have more money for police, fire, parks, libraries, street resurfacing, and other city services.
The department has also steppedup its gang enforcement including a recent operation where dozens of local gang heavy hitters were taken off the street and are now facing serious state and federal charges.
The California Surf Museum and the Longboard Collector Club are partnering up again to bring the 2nd Annual Vintage Surf Swap Meet to Oceanside this coming Saturday, April 28, from 6AM – 2PM, in the Pier View Way / Tremont Street Parking Lot. This great event will showcase surfboards, surf memorabilia and vintage collectibles – with a range of prices to please everyone.
Many rare pieces will be available for purchase and will be a great opportunity for even the most discerning collectors. This is going to be a fantastic time for both curiosity seekers and longtime surf enthusiasts! So come one and all to the Surf Swap Meet, have lunch at one of our fine restaurants in the area and make your way over to the California Surf Museum itself for even more entertainment. Questions, just contact The California Surf Museum at 760-721-6876 or visit their website at www.surfmuseum.org. See you there!
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter On Saturday, April 28, Alta Vista Gardens, in partnership with the City of Vista, is hosting an Earth Day Festival. I encourage you to bring the family and enjoy the “Duchy of Brandenburg’s” Medieval Village - offering arts, costumes, and stories for children, as well as stylized sword fighting demonstrations. Music, dance, and other children’s activities will also provide a fun time for everyone. Tour the beautiful Alta Vista Gardens, learn from garden demonstrations, browse through exhibits, or purchase plants directly from the growers. 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 sewer pipeline construction in the Shadowridge area is wrapping up. The final connections will be completed soon. Demolition and reconfiguration of the old Shadowridge plant is underway to provide for emergency sewer storage. The final phase will take place in a few weeks with the resurfacing of Dawson Drive and Ridgeline Avenue. Thank you for your patience throughout this important sewer improvement project. The new sewer pipe will ensure reliable sewer service and minimize and/or eliminate the need for costly emergency repairs further down the road.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Melrose Ranch The Escondido History Center invites your family to a fundraiser at the:
Melrose Ranch 16757 Old Guejito Grade Road Satuday May, 5, 2012 11am-3pm Explore the 115 acre working ranch, its gardens, vineyards, long horn cattle, goats, all kinds of wondrous things to see and do!
Mexican Fiesta Lunch - Wagon Rides - Pinatas - Games Demonstrations by:
Californios • Dragoons Cowboy Action Shooter • Blacksmiths RSVP by May 1st - 760.743.8207 or email@example.com
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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth thecomputerfactoryltd.com The Computer Factory Customer Service
"Customer service is a series of activities designed to enhance the level of customer satisfaction – that is, the feeling that a product or service has met the customer expectation." Wikepedia A customer told of his recent experience with a salesperson at a nearby “big box” electronics store. He was cruising the electronics aisles when a salesperson asked him what he was looking for. “I need a wireless router,” he said. The clerk smiled condesceningly, “I’m fairly new here but this is electronics, I believe you want the woodworking dept.” There are tons of stories relating to the low level of competence among big box sales personnel.
Let’s Preserve Local Control A bill moving through the legislature would undermine the ability of San Diego voters to decide how our cities should be governed. Senate Bill 829 would ban state funding for local construction projects in any city that has placed restrictions on the use of project labor agreements. Project labor agreements generally increase project costs by as much as 20 percent because they reduce the number of companies that can bid on a construction project to just unionized firms. Many voters, both locally and across the state, have placed restrictions on these agreements. The bill, backed by special interests in Sacramento, would overturn those limits.
How about the popular TV ad showing two doofus sales clerks dressed to look like Best Buy employees. When asked if either of them know what a convection oven is, their blank look says it all. These stories resonate with us because they come painfully close to our own experiences with today’s sales and service employees in retail chain stores.
influencing customers to buy what benefits the sales person instead of what the customer needs. Extended warranty and service contracts are hugely profitable and a major emphasis. It’s rumored that Fry’s March “Employee of the Quarter” won the honor for selling a three year service contract on a “Windows for Dummies” manual.
The truth is that the apparent incompetence of the retail sales force isn’t their fault. It is said that, “A fish stinks from the head” and it’s particularly true when it comes to retail electronics. From corporate officers to the floor managers, the concept of genuine customer service is doomed by corporate strategies, misdirected employee incentive plans and lack of training. The retail sales clerks are the expendable victims of the “Dilbert” bureaucracy in a world of executive incompetence.
Most people are naturally inclined toward honesty and a desire to be helpful. The artificial environment of “Big Box” customer relations causes stress related high turnover rates. Comp USA was said to reward sales employees who made it for a full year with “Handicapped Parking” stickers.
Fortunately, we here at The Computer Factory are not conflicted. Everyone here knows who to please and how to do it, and it’s not me, it’s you. We are here to use our expertise to help our customers make the right decisions whether it’s buying, repairing, upgrading or networking PCs. We’ve been here since 1995. We’re not retail sales clerks that you’ll never see again. We’re here every day and you know where we live. We live in your nieghborhood, shop at your favorite grocery and go to church with you. If we didn’t meet our customer’s needs, it wouldn’t take long for the word to get around.
The sales clerk is the “point man” for the business. They are the public face of the enterprise. Are their pay plans and incentives based on how well they provide “customer service?” Rarely. Usually their salary incentives are based partly on sales volume and partly on selling the “right” merchandise. “Spiffs” are cash incentives offered to sales personnel for selling a particular product. Top sales personnel are skilled at
The legislature constantly intrudes, in great detail, on what local governments are elected to do. It is extremely frustrating for local governments when Sacramento places restrictions on them financially. In this instance, it is their local control that we are intruding upon and it makes no sense.
Holding Government Accountable
Remaining true to my promise to encourage governmental accountability, I have authored Assembly Bill 1914 to create a system through which we can determine how many agency performance reports are delinquent and facilitate their completion while the information is still timely and useful for Voters and local governments policymakers. deserve to have their own say Agencies will be required to in local governance. Let’s provide a list of incomplete keep Sacramento out of that reports to the legislature by the first of April each year. decision and stop SB 829. Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
With this information, the budget committee may opt to withhold appropriations from agencies that failed to deliver the required reports. The Legislature has a fundamental responsibility to
exercise government oversight and ensure the responsible use of public funds. Without timely and accurate information about the performance of government programs, the legislature cannot hold state agencies accountable. Last year, the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, of which I am a member, introduced Assembly Bill 1431 to delete over 130 delinquent reports from statute. Of these reports, 106 had never been submitted, as required by the legislature. The measure was a great start to ridding agencies and programs of invalid reporting requirements but it did nothing to prevent it from happening again. AB 1914 will provide the legislature the information and leverage needed to hold state agencies accountable.
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versial seeking of Wildfire Rate Hikes. “We don’t think, as a Chamber of Commerce, we should take a position as it does not concern us,” said Masson.
“Ever since Brian looked weak and disconnected at the COGG debate, he has been dodging us,” stated Stahl.
ple and demand the raises to department managers be rescinded and to publicly acknowledge that City Manager Clay Phillips overstepped the bounds of good judgment and, henceforth, will have restraints put on just how much he can do without Council oversight.
When it was pointed out that each member merchant of the Chamber would be impacted, both at their business and personally, with any rate hike, Masson acknowledge that this was likely true. However, the board opted to take no position. Masson also said that Chamber CEO Harvey Mitchell, mis-spoke when he addressed the California PUC at a recent meeting. “He thought it was simply a question of tracking expenses related to the wild fire,” Masson said. “He had no problem with that . . . but he never intended to endorse the SDG&E request for rate increases being passed on to the ratepayers.” NIght Work on Valley Parkway at Maple Street, Escondido Over the next several weeks construction on the Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza will take place at night in order to minimize daytime traffic congestion on Valley Parkway between Broadway and Escondido Boulevard. As a result the following lane closures will occur: • Through 4.27.12, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., west bound Valley Parkway from Broadway to Maple will have two lanes on the north side of the street closed. One lane on the south side will remain open. • The following Monday, 4.30.12 to 5.4.12, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., west bound Valley from Broadway to Maple will have two lanes on the south side closed and one lane on the north side will remain open. In order to accommodate Crusin’ Grand, work on Friday nights will not start until 9:00 p.m. Political Battlefield Beginning to Warm Up The Stahl for Congress Committee is complaining of numerous debate and forum
“Brian does not want to be questioned on his multiple pensions, his vote against the Keystone pipeline and AlgaeGate,” added Stahl. Stahl is a former Naval Aviator who graduated from the Naval Training Command; holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He also has a lengthy and successful career in the private sector.
We suspect the San Diego County Grand Jury will find fault with many aspects of the city of Escondido and its governmental structure.
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A Grand Jury investigation does not necessarily mean a crime has been committed; often, it brings to light better, more efficient ways in which the governmental entity it investigates can serve the public. “Spreading some Sunshine on Local Government,” so to speak.
Illegal Immigrant Arrested for ID Theft Jose Luis Moedano Gutierrez, 27, of Mexico was taken into custody April 12 by Escondido police. He was arrested at the Escondido company where he has worked for the past four years, according to police Sgt. David Cramer. Gutierrez had previously been deported and had reentered the United States again, illegally. He is accused of using the Social Security number of a 5year-old girl. The girl’s father found out that his daughter’s number was being used when he applied for benefits in Riverside County, Cramer said. The father filed a police report with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which forwarded the case to Escondido police. Gutierrez was booked into Vista jail on suspicion of identity theft and use of false citizenship documents. An immigration hold also was placed on him.
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Remember, the Grand Jury has jurisdiction over the actions of local governments and special districts.
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The Paper ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00052625-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Brandon Barrett and Mandy Frakes for minor, Sebastian William Barrett, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Sebastian William Barrett, to Proposed name Sebastian William Frakes 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 22, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department N-3. 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 4/06/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 and 5/03/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00052182-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Amber Dawn Hagen Gahn filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Amber Dawn Hagen Gahn, Ethan Henry Gahn, and Keira Grace Gahn, respectively, to Proposed name Amber Dawn Hagen, Ethan Henry Hagen, and Keira Grace Hagen, respectively. 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 8, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. 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 03/23/2011. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 and 4/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-008698 The name of the business: La Favorita Market #6, located at 245 W. El Norte Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Abu Saja, Inc. 1060 Via Blairo Corona, CA. 92879 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 3/20/2012. /s/Mohammed Shalabi, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/28/2012. 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-008763 The name of the business: San Marcos Landscape, located at 485 Jennileah Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Dagoberto Santos 485 Jennileah Lane San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/29/2012. /s/Dagoberto Santos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/29/2012. 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009594 The name of the business: Precision Shredding, Inc., located at 215 S. Pacific St., #108, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Precision Shredding, Inc. 215 S. Pacifid St., #108 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/18/2012. /s/Cecilia Jimenez, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/06/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009176 The name of the business: “157”, located at 1362 Calle Colnett, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: George G. Lackerdas 1362 Calle Colnett San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/George G. Lackerdas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010004 The name of the business: Hart and Huntington, located at 1835 Aston Ave., Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: HH Distribution, LLC 1835 Aston Ave. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 04/03/2012. /s/Edward Upshaw This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/10/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009657 The name of the business: Rams Tradeing Inc., dba Easy Auto Repair & Transmission, located at 557 S. Escondido Blvd, Ste B, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Rams Trading Inc. 174 W. Lincoln Ave, #212 Anaheim, Ca. 92805 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 04/06/2012. /s/Fardin Rameshjan, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/06/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009668 The name of the business: So Cal Appliance Repair, 1st Response Appliance Repair, First Response Appliance Repair, located at 655 Rowley Way, Ramona, Ca. 92065, is hereby registered by the following: Bradley W. Jeusen 655 Rowley Way Ramona, Ca. 92065 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/07/09. /s/Bradley W. Jeusen, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/06/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009148 The name of the business: Dreaming of Tomorrow, located at 1250 Calle Colnett, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Peter Drown 1250 Calle Colnett San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Peter Drown This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/03/2012. 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-008598 The name of the business: 3Rise, located at 1683 Neptune Ave., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Cindy Villalpando 4187 Lonnie St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 Michael Apodaca 1683 Neptune Ave. Encintas Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by A General Partnership. First day of business was July 31, 2003. /s/Cindy Villalpando This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/27/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010013 The name of the business: Straight Street, located at 955 Park Center Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Rayzist Photomask, Inc. 955 Park Center Dr. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/14/1994. /s/James R. Kemp, Controller This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/10/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010321 The name of the business: TACMAT Outfitters, located at 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., Suite 107347, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Stanley R. Farwell II 637 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stanley R. Farwell II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010303 The name of the business: Spinal Care Center, San Diego County Spinal Decompression Center, located at 700 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 4, Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Richard J. Horne 3001 Via da Caballo Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Richard J. Horne This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010333 The name of the business: Coastal Precision Contracting, located at 370 Chinquapin Ave #2, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Adam Burgess 370 Chinquapin Ave #2 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Adam Burgess This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/13/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009038 The name of the business: Nattiya Thai Restaurant Northern Spirits, located at 727 W. San Marcos Blvd, #115-116-117, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Nattiya LLC 934 Brian St. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 12/19/2007. /s/Nattiya Sontisap, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/02/2012. 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010320 The name of the business: Ammar Equipment, located at 3460 Marrow Rd. #103.370, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Stanley R. Farwell II 637 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stanley R. Farwell II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JACQUELINE CREW Case No. 37-201100150656-PR-PW-NC To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of JACQUELINE CREW Petition for Probate has been filed by Braeden Blunt in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. MELROSE DR., VISTA, CA. 92083, NORTH COUNTY BRANCH. The Petition for Probate requests that Braeden Blunt be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 5/11/2012 Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept: 23 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: John Smylie 3643 Grand Avenue San Marcos, Ca. 92078 (760) 727.4248 4/19, 4/26, & 5/03/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 24, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: MICHAEL LEE The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 344 S TWIN OAKS VALLEY RD ST 147 SAN MARCOS, CAL. 92078 Type of license applied for: 47-On Sale, General Eating Place 4/19, 4/26 and 5/03/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009921 The name of the business: John Nguyen Photography, located at 7512 Circulo Sequoia, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: John H. Nguyen 7512 Circulo Sequoia Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/01/12. /s/John H. Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/10/2012. 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/03/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010241 The name of the business: Bridgeholt, located at 1177 Santa Luisa Drive, Solana Beach, CA. 92075, is hereby registered by the following: Lars Bergholdt 1177 Santa Luisa Drive Solana Beach, CA. 92075 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lars Bergholdt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010816 The name of the business: In Biz Latino, North County Latino Chamber of Commerce, 611 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #29, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: In Biz Latino, Inc. 611 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, #29 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/02/2012. /s/Beatriz Alexander, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/18/2012. 4/26, 5/03, 5/10 and 5/17/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011117 The name of the business: Foss Aquatic Enterprises III, located at 1026 McMahr Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Cameron Foss 1026 McMahr Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/20/2012. /s/Cameron Foss This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/20/2012. 4/26, 5/03, 5/10 and 5/17/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010761 The name of the business: KT Real Deal Cleaning, located at 865 Vale View Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Mayra Aguilar 865 Vale View Dr. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/18/2012. /s/Mayra Aguilar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/18/2012. 4/26, 5/03, 5/10 and 5/17/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011122 The name of the business: Shellyshack, located at 250 Neil Terrace, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Michelle Bennett 250 Neil Terrace Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/01/2012. /s/Michelle Bennett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/20/2012. 4/26, 5/03, 5/10 and 5/17/2012
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April 26, 2012
Baha’i A Way of Life
Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe: • all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race • the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization • work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship • the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God. Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
Rancho Bernardo Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido Russ Norman 1.760.745.0086 San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or 1.760.432.9941 Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264 Oceanside Dick or Patty Yant 1.619.985.9977 or 1.760.433.4447
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Mike’s BBQ is proud to announce the addition of Smokehouse Catering to our line of services. Smokehouse Catering has been San Diego’s Premier Barbecue Caterer since 2007. Now, the “Dream Team” of Smokehouse Catering comes together with Mike’s BBQ to give you the best in Barbecue catering! Together we serve up the best Tri-tip, Chicken, Ribs & Pulled Pork in Southern California. Our team of professionals will arrive & cook you up the best Barbecue you have ever had. We strive for 100% satisfaction, and customer service is #1 at Smoke House Catering and Mike’s BBQ. We can handle any size party, wedding or corporate event from 25 to 3,000+ people. So leave the cooking to Smoke House Catering and Mike’s BBQ for your next event & you can be a guest at your next party!
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April 26, 2012 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.