Volume 45 - No. 35
August 27, 2015
by lyle e davis
Back when we lived in Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, we lived about five blocks from 1147 S. Wenonah. That address doesn’t mean much today but back then . . . that was the home of the late Sam “Momo” Giancana, kingpin of the Chicago Mafia. He was a colorful figure. Dated Phyliss McGuire, one of the McGuire sisters (a popular singing group from the 50’s), had connections throughout the United States and was generally welcomed as mob royalty most anywhere he went.
Except for a few . . . who didn’t like Mo. The 1975 gangland rub-out of the Outfit’s former top boss, Sam Giancana; he was killed in the basement of his suburban Oak Park home by a trusted friend, June 19; shot once in the back of the head, once in the mouth, and five times under the chin as he fried a late-night snack in his basement kitchen; later, a silencer-equipped 22 caliber murder weapon was found lying beside a road. Mo was still alive when we moved to the Chicago area, but it was still a routine practice for us to take family and friends who visited us for a little drive to see Moe’s home on S. Wenonah St., then over to see “Big Tony” Accardo’s home in River Forest. We’d also go into Cicero and see the places where the late Al Capone used to hang out . . . and beat up people with a baseball bat.
Some of the article, brilliantly researched, touched on the relationship between Frank Sinatra and Giancana.
Top left, Sam “Momo” Giancana, bottom left, Giancana, after being assassinated, Bottom center, Giancana and Frank Sinatra, top right, Frank Sinatra, bottom right 1147 S. Wenonah, Oak Park, Illinois, the home of Sam Giancana, and the scene of his assissination Sinatra and Sam Giancana works for national Mafia chief- Instead of easing up on organized crime, Robert Kennedy would play golf together in the tain Meyer Lansky. launches a relentless crusade early 1960’s, most often at Rancho Mirage. The two had Joe Kennedy knows against the mob. been friends for at least 10 Giancana's underling, soon discovers years. Pasquale "Pat" Marcy, controls Giancana Sinatra can't — or won't — Chicago's First Ward. So influence JFK. On Oct. 10, Giancana, 52, was an avid Kennedy has Sinatra ask 1961, Giancana is recorded by golfer. He shot in the low 80s. Giancana to deliver votes for a surveillance bug placed in his Sinatra never really had the his son. office in the Armory Lounge in patience to master golf. But the purpose of the matches Sinatra makes the request on Forest Park, Illinois, sounding weren’t to see who can win the the fairways of Tamarisk betrayed. most skins. Country Club, where he has a home on the 17th fairway. "One minute he says he talked Joseph Kennedy, former owner Giancana agrees — under the to Robert and the next minute of RKO Studios and the U.S. condition that JFK gets the he says he hasn't talked to ambassador to England just government off his back once him," Giancana spouts. "So, he before World War II, has asked he's elected. The FBI has been never did talk to him. It's a lot Sinatra for a favor. His son, following him for years. He of (expletive). Why lie to me? I John F. Kennedy, must carry can't go to the lavatory without haven't got that coming." Illinois to beat Richard Nixon J. Edgar Hoover knowing it. In another recording, in the upcoming presidential Giancana discusses payback election. They know Chicago But the agreement Sinatra and for Sinatra and his Rat Pack. Mayor Richard Daly will be oil- Giancana reach that day on ing up his Democratic machine the golf course doesn't unfold for JFK, but Nixon has Mafia as planned. After edging Nixon "We'll give them a little pals. His friend, Bebe Rebozo, in one of the closest presiden- headache," Giancana says. "If is tied to Santo Trafficante, the tial elections in history, JFK we ever hit that guy you'll powerful Florida mob boss, and appoints his younger brother, break his jaw. Then he can't Alfred "Big Al" Polizzi, who Bobby, as his attorney general. sing."
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Palm Springs and the Mafia
So it was with considerable interest, then, that I read of a fascinating story by Bruce Fessier, of The Desert Sun, the daily newspaper in Palm Springs. Dear friend and former Escondido Mayor, Alan Skuba, was kind enough to send me the story and I present excerpts here for your enjoyment. The series dealt with the history of the mafia and gambling influence in the Palm Springs area. At only about 100 miles away from us . . . we may realistically consider them as neighbors.
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Frank Sinatra had an entrepreneurial spirit rare for an artist. He was one of the first artists to own his own film production company and record label. When his primary venues became Nevada casinos, he wanted to buy one.
But the singer may not have shown enough discretion when it came to his business dealings or his associations with figures linked to organized crime. Sinatra not only became a partner in the Cal-Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe with Giancana, but Frank Rose, author of "The Agency," says he bought two points — worth about $50,000 — in the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas when it opened in 1952 under the primary ownership of a New York group including Frank Costello, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo, and Joseph "Doc" Stacher. But former FBI agent Clayton Taylor, who was stationed at Sinatra's Rancho Mirage compound in 1963 after the kidnapping of Frank Jr., is convinced Sinatra wasn't a member of the Mafia. He learned from another Tamarisk resident that entertainers could work for the mob without being
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part of it.
"Danny Thomas told me," Taylor says, 'People accuse us of associating with organized crime, but in the (early) '30s, the speakeasies were operating and I was earning a living in a speakeasy. I saw things. I didn't say anything because it was my living. I was not connected with it, but I did have to associate with them because of that.' That made sense." Sinatra had a long history of being around organized crime figures. But his long-time opening comic, Tom Dreesen, says he came to regret many of those early mob associations.
"Whenever people say to me, 'Did Frank Sinatra know Mafia people?' I say, 'Of course he did. He worked for them in the clubs like we all did at some point in our careers,' " Dreesen says. "Heads of corporations wanted to know Frank Sinatra. Heads of state wanted to know Frank Sinatra. Heads of Mafia wanted to know Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra was a man of power and a very interesting man of power.
"But I'll tell you something else that Frank Sinatra told me. The last 20 years of his life, none of those people were in his life. He said he rued the day that he ever made friends with those guys because they won't
get out of your life. If somebody does a favor for you when you're a young guy, then years later that guy's son will come to you and say, 'My dad helped you out.' Then, years later, the grandson will come and say, 'My grandfather helped you out.' They won't get out of your life." September 1976, and Sinatra is performing at the Westchester Premier Theatre in Tarrytown, New York. After the show he's greeted backstage by one of the biggest congregations of mobsters since the Apalachin conference of 1957.
Paul "Big Pauly" Castellano, Gregory De Palma, Tommy "Fatso" Marson, Carlo "Boss of Bosses" Gambino, Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno, Salvatore Spatola, Joe Gambino and Richard Fusco all line up to have their photo taken with Ol' Blue Eyes.
The singer puts his arms around De Palma and Marson, and produces a big Cheshire cat grin for the camera. Sinatra grew up in an Italian neighborhood in New Jersey, so he feels comfortable around guys like this. Now they long to be identified with him. Sinatra explains his philosophy to his wife, Barbara: "If I'm working some joint they
"Just send him over here with $1,000" the young Arkie says "and I'll get him in the course." So, his Father sends the dog and $1,000. About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy
The Sinatra photo is made public during the trial. Everyone wonders, how could he allow himself to look so chummy around those guys? One theory is that Sinatra agreed to do the gigs as a favor to Louis "Louie Dones" Pacella, a member of New York's Genovese family. Others say Sinatra and his attorney, Mickey Rudin, were in on the skim. Another connection is Marson, who like Sinatra, has a home in Tamarisk Country Club. "Fatso" isn't exactly a Mafia bigwig. In fact, when the photo comes out, people wonder just who is. And how did he get a recommendation to join Tamarisk?
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lie to tell his Dad. She very quickly came up with a plan for him.
So she has him shoot the
When he arrives home at the end of the year, his Father is all excited. "Where's Ol' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read something and talk!"
"Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ole' Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does". "Then Ol' Blue turned to me and asked, so, is your Daddy still messing around with that little redhead who lives down the street?"
A young Arkie goes off to college. Half way through the semester, having foolishly squandered all of his money on his girlfriend, he calls home.
"That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ol' Blue in that program?"
This particular joint is owned by the mob. It goes bankrupt two years later and the investors are accused of taking skims, contributing to its demise. Three guys in the photo — Marson, DePalma and Fusco — are indicted with stockbroker Elliot Weisman and Anthony "Nino" Gaggi, DePalma's capo under Castellano.
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
"Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here that will teach our dog, Ole' Blue how to talk!"
own and they want their picture taken with me," he says, "I let them take it. But that doesn't mean they own me, too."
"So how's Ol' Blue doing son?" his Father asks.
"Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't believe this -they've had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!"
"Read!?" says his Father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?"
"Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class."
The money promptly arrives. The Arkie and his girlfriend are able to buy enough marijuana to last the whole semester. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his Father will find out the dog can neither talk nor read. Even though he was always pretty much able to lie his way out of trouble, the Arkie asked his girlfriend to help him think of a really good
The Father went white and exclaimed, "I hope you shot that lying mutt before he talks to your Mother!" "I sure did, Dad!" "That's my boy!"
The kid married his girlfriend, they both went on to law school in Fayetteville, he became Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, then she was appointed
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Marson's been linked to New York's Gambino family, but he's from the small town of Fairhaven, Michigan. In "Sinatra: The Life," authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan describe Marson as making a call from a Palm Springs restaurant instructing Sinatra to perform at the Westchester in April, September and October of 1976, and in May of 1977. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy made his brother, President John F. Kennedy, stay at Bing Crosby's Palm Desert house during a 1962 Coachella Valley visit because he thought Frank Sinatra was too closely associated with mobsters to host a visit from the president of the United States. Granted, Sinatra had produced JFK's 1961 inaugural celebration, but Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana had also been a past visitor at Sinatra's Tamarisk Country Club home.
So JFK had a bacchanal weekend with Marilyn Monroe and a White House intern at Crosby's Ironwood Country Club home while Crosby was out of town. Sinatra was so angry that Kennedy chose not to stay in the bungalow he was building for him, he fired Kennedy's brother-in-law, Peter Lawford, from the film production of his ironicallytimed Chicago mob musical, "Robin and the Seven Hoods," and replaced him with Crosby. Lawford was never let back into Sinatra's Rat Pack and Crosby moved out of the Coachella Valley after "Robin and the Seven Hoods" was released. But Crosby had his own associations with the Mafia. He wrote in his autobiography, "Call Me Lucky," he wound up hanging with a gangster involved in Chicago's St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929 after a night of drinking something that knocked him for a loop. When he regained consciousness, the gangster told him he should stay holed up with his boys for a while because there had been a shooting.
Crosby staggered to the bathroom to splash water on his face when he heard what sounded like six cars backfiring. Then there were screams. In the time it took for him to get his head together, a rival gang had enacted revenge by spraying his drinking buddies with bullets. The smooth-sounding crooner went on to become an Academy Award-winning actor and
entrepreneur. But, unlike Sinatra, he preferred to stay out of the limelight whenever possible after curtailing the hard-drinking ways of his youth.
At the height of the Great Depression, Detroit card sharks Al and Lou Wertheimer blow into Palm Springs like a sand storm, vowing to solve the town's economic woes. "We'll fill your hotels," the brothers tell 15 village leaders, still reeling from the closure of the town's luxury El Mirador Hotel. "All you have to do is not complain to the sheriff." Their solution: a casino.
Nevada had recently legalized gambling, and other cities with lax policies toward it — such as Miami and Hot Springs, Arkansas — are becoming bustling tourist centers. The Agua Caliente Casino and Resort in Tijuana, founded just three years earlier in 1928, is thriving with customers from Southern California. A casino, they say, will draw those tourists to Palm Springs.
The Wertheimers are associates of the infamous Purple Gang, a predominantly Jewish mob of bootleggers and hijackers. Along with their brother Mert, they ran Detroit's Colony Club until it was raided in 1924. Authorities discovered secret passageways and a steel-lined lookout turret equipped with guns and 1,500 rounds of ammunition. So the brothers high-tailed it out of town. Mert went into business in Miami with Meyer Lansky, one of the most powerful mobsters in the country. Al and Lou started the Shawnee Club in Cleveland, where the sheriff declared himself "neutral" on gambling. In October 1931, Cleveland's public safety director closed the Shawnee and the Wertheimers ventured west to try their luck in Palm Springs.
Enter Nellie "Mother" Coffman, a city founder and owner of the Desert Inn, who leads those adamantly opposed to a casino in Palm Springs. Like an anti-gambling version of Carrie Nation, Coffman charges up to Al Wertheimer in a fire truck and barks, "If you open that place, we'll wash you out of town."
The story becomes part of Palm Springs folklore, attested to by Palm Springs Bank of America President Fred Ingram. Apocryphal or not, Wertheimer abandons Palm Springs and builds the Dunes Club on a 20-acre plot of sand surrounded by date palms in Cathedral City.
Dunes Club in 1930. The casino/restaurant features a classy
Spanish stucco-and-tile exterior. The interior has dark wood, plush carpet, crystal chandeliers and velvet hangings. A circular dining room adjoining the long mahogany bar serves Kansas corn-fed steak and Maine lobster for $5. Patrons wear dinner jackets to play cards and dice games. An orchestra plays for dancers.
As a concession to the city leaders, most locals aren't admitted so they don't lose their hardearned wages to professional gamblers. To ensure only the right people get in, a guard dressed in black tie peers through an aperture in the massive front door.
"They wanted the visitors," high school teacher Moya Henderson recalls years later. "If you're in business and you go there and lose money, you're going to gripe and cause trouble." Henderson's husband, Joe, a Ford salesman, slips past the Dunes' doorman more than once. Getting into the Dunes is like being back stage at Coachella — the hipsters of the day hung out there. The locals naturally want to check it out.
"Service people wanted to go to the casinos, but you wouldn't dare be seen in a uniform there," Henderson, 98, says. "Joe was helping out at the fire department and there was one guy who was really itching to go, and we had to get civilian clothes for him. We got Bill Marvin (manager of Palm Springs Sporting Goods) out of bed and he gave him the clothes. I was very antsy. He steps out of the car and (someone) greets us and the guy says, 'That's my commanding officer!'" Fatal mistake
Ray Ryan climbs into his luxury Mark V Lincoln Continental after a workout at the Olympia Health and Beauty Resort in his wife's hometown of Evansville, Indiana. He turns the key in the ignition and a spark sets off a deadly explosion. The 73-year-old oilman, developer, gambler and philanthropist is blown to pieces.
The local cops call it a mob hit. Ryan was from Palm Springs, after all, a known gangster's paradise. The events that led to Ryan's death on Oct. 18, 1977, were set in motion nearly three decades before. It's 1949 and Ryan is playing a private lowball poker game with professional gambler Nicholas "Nick the Greek"
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Secretary of State and is now running for President. Text Messages from the Heart!
A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husband. The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands.
Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember. The women then were told to take out their cell phones and text to their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."
The women then were instructed to exchange phones with another person, and to read aloud the text message they received, in response to their message.
Below are 12 replies; some are hilarious. If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love ... who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way? 1. Who is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what? 3. Yeah, and I love you too. What's wrong?
4. What now? Did you crash the car again?
5. I don't understand what you mean? 6. What for heaven’s sake did you do now?
8. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need? 9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die. 11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she? Brings a tug at the heart, doesn't it?!
The Middle Wife by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher
I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade class-
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The Paper • Page 4 • August 27, 2015 San Marcos Bank Robber Sought
The Sheriff's San Marcos Station wants your help in identifying and finding a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in San Marcos.
drove away in a black car.
Take a good look at the photo and see if you recognize the man, his clothing or his demeanor. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call (888) 580-8477. Sobriety Enforcement Results Escondido
On Saturday evening, August 22nd, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of 700 W. Grand Ave.
Following are results from this event:
It happened on Saturday, August 22nd at the Pacific Marine Credit Union located at 670 West San Marcos Boulevard just before 11:00 a.m. The man in the photo entered the bank and walked up to the teller. He then gave the teller a demand note for cash. He left after receiving the money and
2368 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. 1060 vehicles were screened in primary. 2 FST’s were conducted, resulting in 2 DUI arrests. 1 driver was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. 81 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) 47 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (9 for
tell the story:
“Expecting a 4 Yr. old to sit through 9 innings of baseball is a bit much to ask and I didn’t know how long I was going to get out of Alex. When we first got to the suite she immediately found 3 little friends and they ran around the place like cotton candy fueled maniacs which was great for Dad who could sit down and enjoy some baseball.
Man About Town
The weekend has come and gone and I don’t know about you but we had FUN!
First, the Chargers won in their exhibition game. Second half was fairly interesting with Quarterback Brad Sorensen having a good outing, moving the team well and bringing them from behind to win with a last second field goal. Defense looked good, offensive line still needs work but a fairly entertaining game. Meanwhile, the Padres found their offense and shut down the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0. Youngest son, Kenny, got an invite to the owner’s box seats and took his 4 year old daughter, Alex along. As happens all too often . . . well, let Kenny
About the 6th inning the 3 friends left and Alex was over it. The game was a real close one, 1-0 Pads and I didn’t want to go anywhere. I promised cotton candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next month, 24-7 cartoons, Disneyland, whatever, just as long as she would stay. No deal, she was over it.
I had brought my buddy Eddie Homer along with us to the game who was Tony Gwynn’s UPS driver for many, many years. Ed was having a blast but as a father he knew the drill and we were about out of there when the baseball gods and I would suspect Mr. Gwynn himself intervened.
Seemingly out of thin air, along comes 6 year old, beautiful, curly haired Kate who said the most wonderful words I had heard that night other than “Play Ball”. “Can I play with your little girl”? They played the entire remainder of the game
suspended license and 30 for unlicensed driver, 10 for no insurance.) 15 vehicles were impounded 18 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. North County Doctor Pleads Not Guily to Sexual Assault of Patient
John Francis McGuire, 44, a Carlsbad ear, nose, and throat doctor, faces six felonies related to an alleged assault said to have happened at Temecula Valley Hospital on April 30. He also faces three misdemeanors accusing him of sexual contact with a patient under his care. If convicted the charges could carry up to 12 years in prison. Sheriff’s Investigator Cassandre Pemberton, says the victim gave to Sheriff’s deputies “audio recorded evidence,” which allegedly includes the doctor apologizing and confirming the allegation. Temecula Valley Hospital said the doctor resigned his privileges in June and no longer treats patients there. McGuire had opened a practice on July 29 at Graybill Medical Group in Escondido. He was arrested there on Wednesday. Graybill officials said McGuire had joined them after seven years of practice in the Fallbrook and Temecula
areas. The case continues in investigative mode.
and the Padres won! Thanks #19. Ed and I both appreciated the divine intervention.”
You’ll also recall in last week’s column we spoke of the big demonstration at Major Market for “Scratch,” the fantastic bbq sauce made by Antonio Mays and his family. We met up with them at Major Market and, as predicted, lines of people were waiting for their free sample. Antonio told me later that he had sold five cases and would likely have sold at least five more had it not been for heavy traffic on the freeways that prevented him from arriving until mid-afternoon. Many of you had called or come by earlier in the day, before he
Letters to the Editor The Indian Wars
The "Indian Wars" piece showed some Indians as not being the peaceful, innocents of whom the white man took advantage. Regretably, the US Government did cheat and break promises but did not kill them all off as some would suggest. It has been said that there are more Indians living in the US now than when Columbus first arrived. (I have not researched that). Many are satisfied to remain on reservations that the government has allowed them to keep. Others have integrated with success comparable to the general population. In some ways the situation in
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had arrived. Not to worry. There are plenty of bottles of “Scratch” bbq sauce on the shelves at Major Market.
Sunday, we visited with Antonio and his family again. They had a vendor’s booth at the fantastic Farmer’s Market in Hillcrest, where they display every Sunday. Here, however, they sell meat dishes together with their bbq sauce. Chicken, rabbit, duck, tri-tip, lamb, you name it, they’ll dish it up.
Evelyn, my cousin, Doug Leverenz, who is staying with us for a few days, and myself, journeyed up and down the street, checking out all the vendors. It’s a great Farmer’s Market . . . you should go and check it out. 9am to 2pm, corner of University and Normal Avenues. ••••• Correction: Last week we told you the name of the lady who correctly identified retired Pastor Richard Huls as our “mystery guest’ on the Mighty MoJo page. Her name was Florence Campbell and she lives at Fairwinds Retirement Home in Oceanside (where Pastor Huls presens a Sunday Service for the residents.) I had incorrectly called it Fair View Retirement Home. My apologies to Fairwinds. I have
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room a few years back.
When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome. Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.
First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.' She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.
'Then, about two Saturdays
ago, my Mom starts going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!'
Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.) 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)
'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!) 'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there in the first place.' Then Erica stood up, took a big
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Dandolos at the Thunderbird Hotel, an ornate casino on the Las Vegas strip with a giant neon head of an Aztec god at the entrance. Its secret owner is Meyer Lansky, financial mastermind of the national crime syndicate. Ryan, who made millions through his oil company in the '40s, has spent the past week playing Dandolos, five or six hours a day. When Nick the Greek folds his final hand, he's out $550,000. Ryan returns to Palm Springs, where he and a team of investors recently purchased El Mirador Hotel after the government used it as an Italian POW camp during World War II. Two years pass. Dandolos is told Ryan cheated him in that marathon game in Vegas. Rumor is Ryan had confederates reading hands through binoculars, tipping him off via short-wave.
Friends insist Ryan is just too good to resort to cheating. "I had gamblers in Vegas tell
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the Middle East is analogous, brought up to modern times. Tribal rivalries in which they killed each other has been going on through most of their history as it had here in America. Differences being more advanced weaponry with the times and a fanatical desire to annihilate all those who disagree with them, a stated intent by some to conquer and convert or kill, not only rival Muslims but, they've extended their intent globally. They've taken xenophobia to the max. /s/Respectfully John H. Tashjian San Marcos
Downtown Palomar Campus
The Palomar Health District’s current downtown Escondido hospital dates from 1950 with completion of the first multistory medical tower. A second tower was completed in the early 1974 and soon followed by a multi-story parking garage. In 1994, California State Legislature enacted SB1953, requiring all California hospitals to meet
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who participated in some way in the patriots fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. Visit santamargarita.californiadar.org.
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tions. Dir.; John Champ, Father of
Gena Philibert-Ortega Spoke at DAR Meeting
The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), recently hosted noted author and genealogist, Gena Philibert-Ortega. The members learned of the many ways that the lives of their female ancestors could be traced through the records of everyday items, such as those found written in the margins of cookbooks. Instead of just being a name and number, learning the customs of the time brings out the lives of our ancestors. Regent Linda Ramos presented Mrs. Philibert-Ortega with a certificate and honorarium. The DAR is open to any female 18 years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor
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new seismic safety standards with substantial compliance required by 2030. Failure to meet the standards requires that the buildings be demolished or demoted from acute care hospital service. So the district must replace or vacate approximately 43% of its current inpatient hospital buildings in downtown Escondido by 2030. Also with newest buildings 45 years old and earlier construction now 65 years old, the hospital is at or beyond it’s projected useful life of 40 to 45 years. Useful life of a hospital is focused upon technological obsolescence and changing demographics and has less to do with deterioration of brick and mortar.
Recognizing the need for retrofitting and expansion the district initially commenced acquiring significant property in an adjacent block bounded by Valley Parkway, Grand Ave, Ivy Street and Valley Blvd. where they ultimately moved their administrative offices. Accomplishing that expansion plan required the City to close Valley Blvd and reroute Grand Ave traffic to East Valley Parkway via Ivy St. The street closing never materialized leading to eventu-
diagnosed with cancer. His message was about providing resources to those who don’t have many loved ones in their lives to help when families experience set-backs due to sick children, and that’s why they depend on donations from service organiza-
Pictured Linda Ramos and Gena Philibert-Ortega Optimist Club Hosted Speakers for “Connor’s Cause”
The founder of the grassroots small, non-profit Connor’s Cause, John Champ, and executive director, Carol Del Signore, were guest speakers at the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers.” Connor's Cause is a 501(c)(3) helping families to take care of their sick kids. The help they provide through donations include help to pay basic bills like utilities, car payments, gas, groceries, and helping military families. Connor’s Cause started when John Champ’s 3-year old son was
al construction of a new hospital campus on Citracado Parkway in West Escondido. Original estimates placed costs for the new hospital at $753 million. District voters approved $496 million in general obligation bonds along with a $ 210 million revenue bond issue that along with the district’s $47 million in cash was to pay for construction. Actual building costs rose rapidly to the $1 Billion range and the hospital finally opened after 33% in cost overruns totaling about $250 million. At least the two top floors of the eleven-floor structure were never finished and a planned parking structure was not built.
As part of the effort to obtain voter approval of the proposed bond issues the district committed to keeping the downtown Escondido campus open by housing birthing facilities there along with mental health units and an emergency clinic. However, recently the district announced plans to close the downtown hospital claiming the facility is losing almost $20 million annually. Responsibility for the losses is partially attributed to dividing medical services between two campuses, failure of growth to
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Connor; and Irene Chow, President of Optimist Club.
Connor’s Cause currently helps more than 300 families a year with a lifetime limit per family of about $2,000. Referrals come from Oceanside Public Health system and Rady Children’s Hospital. For more info about Connor’s Cause, visit www.connorscause.org. The Optimist Club of Carlsbad "The Achievers" meets Saturday mornings, 910am, at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Guest always welcome, breakfast is available for a nominal cost. For more info, visit the website at optimistclubofcarlsbad.org; contact Irene Chow, President, 714-619-1125, email@example.com or Joe Tosto, Vice President, 760-4585222, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools Gain More Budget Flexibility
In 2014 voters passed Proposition 2, a measure creating a `rainy day fund’ to provide a financial reserve that would help stabilize state finances and avoid future multi-billion dollar deficits that plagued California in recent years. The proposition had wide, bipartisan support and was widely hailed as a small, prudent step toward financial stability in state government.
Unfortunately, the need for a reserve fund to finance state government didn’t seem to apply to California’s schools. During last minute budget negotiations in 2014, the California Teachers Association persuaded Democratic leaders and the Governor to include a cap on school reserves so money tied up in reserve funds would be subject to future contract negotiations. The proposal, inserted into a last-minute budget trailer
Solutions for Change Graduation Day – You’re invited to the graduation tonight, August 27, from 6:308pm, at the Morris Vance Community Room at Vista City Hall, 200 Civic Center Dr., Vista. No RSVP required. Refreshments and cake will be served after the ceremony. The families commencing and graduating in this ceremony have many remarkable stories to share. Come experience the incredible transformations that are happening at Solutions for Change through the words of the graduates.
Calling all Golfers! – Space is still available for the Escondido Chamber Golf Day, Friday, September 18th, at the Vineyard Golf Club, benefiting the Escondido Police Athletic League and the Chamber. Don’t miss the opportunity to show off your swing and let your “inner Tiger” out. Early Bird deadline is September 4th. For information call the Escondido Chamber or website at Escondidochamber.org. For reservations, visit escondidochamber/golf.
Alliance for Regional Solutions Events/Opportunities – “Leap to Confidence for Women in Transition” started August 24th and continues through October 5. It is a seven week personal leadership program that creates a safe supportive space for women to build the self-confidence to take charge of their lives. When women who are overcoming major life challenges are able to build selfesteem and confidence, their lives improve dramatically. The goals of Leap to Confidence are to help women gain Increased motivation and improved outlook on life, Ability to present oneself better during job
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bill, passed on a party-line vote with little fanfare or public debate.
Without reserve funds, it’s difficult for school districts to save for unforeseen costs, such as repairs or the purchase of new school busses. In addition, temporary taxes enacted by Proposition 30 will be phased out over the next 3 years, making the need for school reserve funds even more urgent. The cap also impairs district credit ratings, drives up interest payments and makes it much more expensive to borrow money needed for new buildings or other projects. I am pleased to report that on August 18 I voted on amendments to Senate Bill 799, which grants greater control of school funding to local school officials, exactly where it belongs. I am optimistic that the bill will receive final legislative approval, along with the Governor’s signature.
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theatrical bow and returned to her seat.
I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's ahow-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along. Tarot Cards
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materialize as quickly as planned and increased costs attributed to MediCare/Medicade, etc. That Palomar Health District now plans to consolidate Escondido hospital operations at the new campus and divest the downtown buildings is a given. It’s unclear how that will be accomplished and how it might effect its’ finances. Under laws governing hospital districts Palomar is prohibited from giving any facilities away and a sale of 50% or more of it’s assets will likely require voter
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visited there several times to hear Pastor Huls speak and it is a delightful retirement home.
Speaking of Pastor Huls, he just returned from a successful fishing trip to Alaska and shipped home over 400 lbs. of fish. Salmon, Halibut, all kinds of fish. Still, 400 lbs. of fish? That’s a lot of fish to eat and an expensive shipping bill. ? I poined out to him that it would have been a lot cheaper to go to the local fish market but he correctly observed, “Yes, but that doesn’t have the same exciement as being on board a fishing boat with fellow fishermen and fighting the mighty fish into the boat.” Pastor Huls is an outdoorsman of the first order, having grown up in Michigan he learned the fine arts of hunting, fishing, and, somewhere along he line, preaching. He is a superb preacher. In addition to being a fine preacher he’s an outstanding public speaker on secular matters . . . bee-keeping, for example . . . or of his several years of having lived in the Holy Lands. He has an excellent perspective on world affairs and he and I discuss them often over a cup of coffee, usually at Escondido’s Major Market coffee shop.
Who knows what the downtown Escondido property is worth? The hospital buildings have been written off district books for over 40 to 60 years, so market value of those assets and the land must certainly dwarf the hospital’s book values. How much of the district’s current debt attach to the property it seeks to sell? What is a realistic estimate of district’s equity in the property and how might the district use sale proceeds? Since North San Diego County homeowners are on the hook for district bonds one would think they should be entitled to a more complete understanding of the district’s plans. Absent any further disclosures district residents can only hope when a sale is completed the district will have less debt and a fully completed, full service hospital.
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is currently forming a committee to consider future uses of the buildings. Thus far suggestions range from consolidating local non-profit operations there and a variety of retail and office uses. But, a strong case can be made for continuing to focus upon medical uses including a downtown urgent care facility and an outpatient surgical center. The buildings are sound for most any ambulatory patient care though it is understood there are some plumbing and electrical issues that need correcting. No doubt the hospital district would prefer to convert the Escondido buildings to cash as soon as possible and that may well be in the best interest of district residents. However, for the future health of Escondido possible uses of the downtown property must be carefully deliberated.
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A woman visited a psychic of some local repute. In a dark and gloomy room, gazing at the Tarot cards laid out before her, the Tarot reader delivered the bad news: "There is no easy way to say this so I'll just be blunt: Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a violent death this year." Visibly shaken, the woman stared at the psychic's lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her hands. She took a few deep breaths to compose herself. She simply had to know.
got to sleep every night with a hot 19-year-old girl.
Now .. I have a $1,750,000 home, a $65,000 car, a nice, big bed and a large screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 69-year-old woman.” And then I said to my wife, “It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of the bargain." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 19-year-old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV. Aren't older women great?
They really know how to solve an old dude's problems!
She met the Tarot reader's gaze, steadied her voice and asked, "Will I get away with it?" Married 50 years!
After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV. But hey, I
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
The Owens Valley War
Over the years, there has been much fighting within the state of California over gold, land, oil, but nothing like the clashes over water rights. California is a “have and have not” state – half of the state has water, the other is always in need.
Some of the most memorable of the water wars were the many disputes between Los Angeles and residents of the Owens Valley located in the eastern part of the state.
In the late 1800’s the city’s growth demanded more water. Los Angeles officials discovered much-needed water could be brought by aqueduct from
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the Owens Valley. The aqueduct construction was begun in 1913, overseen by William Mulholland, an engineer who worked on the Panama Canal. Unfortunately the Owens Valley water rights for Los Angeles were acquired through political maneuvering, in-fighting and a series of outright lies to Owens Valley landowners. By the 1920’s, enough water had been diverted from the Owens Valley that growing crops became so difficult that the farmers tried to destroy the aqueduct. But the attempt was foiled and Los Angeles kept the water flowing. By 1926, Owens Lake had been nearly drained, leaving the valley completely dry. In 1941, Los Angeles diverted water via the aqueduct that previously fed Mono Lake, which is north of Owens Valley. Between 1979 and 1994, the Mono Lake Committee brought successful lawsuits against Los Angeles, forcing the city to stop taking water from around Mono Lake. Aside from all of the early legal wrangling, the skullduggery continued. Mullholland was assisted by Fredrick Eaton, an official with the Los Angeles City Water Company.
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I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years ... just getting over the hill.
Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $4000 per month.
The Importance of Walking
My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where he is. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again . I have to walk early in the morning, Before my brain figures out what I'm doing...
I joined a health club last year, Spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, she looks good doesn't she.'
If you are going to try crosscountry skiing, start with a small country.
AVOID BEING “WIPED OUT” BY NURSING HOME COSTS
We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot The government can literally claim more information in our heads. everything you own: Your home, Social That's my story and I'm stickSecurity check, CD’s, Investments, ing to it. everything. Wiped Out! Revocable Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine. ••••• A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.
“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the longterm harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that’s the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it.
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Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?” After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front
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Darrell Michael “Mike” Stewart
Darrell Michael Stewart (“Mike”) passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Intensive Care Unit at the City of Hope in Duarte, California, at the age of 60. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer in November 2014, and after a heavy dose of chemo and a stem cell transplant he developed an infection which his body was not strong enough to fight. He was born on June 4, 1955, in Escondido, California.
He is survived by his mother Virginia Stewart; wife of 24 years, Robin Magnolia Stewart; daughter Erika Stewart Duron (Simon); step children John Kennedy (Sara) and Ashley Chrisman; and five grandchildren; sisters Brenda Stewart and Valerie Stewart. Mike was preceded in death by his father Troy Stewart on May 10, 2014. Mike held a career in sales as a loyal employee at A.M. Castle for 35 years where coworkers called him, “the tank,” as he was recognized for consistently being top salesperson, even continuing to work throughout his battle with cancer. Growing up in Escondido, he
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graduated from Escondido High School, class of 1973. He was an active member of local churches and settled at Escondido Christian Center for the final five years of his life, where he served as an usher and board member. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and family member. He found joy in spending time with his family, especially playing with his five grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor, with a contagious smile and laugh. He was always full of interesting facts and enjoyed sharing stories about the past and recalling specific details about people and places. He loved to find unique things and collectables - anything vintage. He was a strong pillar in his family and did everything he could to support family members who were in need, often spending hours on most weekends doing yard work for his parents. He loved God and people, and his faith in Christ only grew stronger throughout the years. He blessed so many through his wisdom, humor, commitment and integrity.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, August 28th, at 12:00PM at Escondido Christian Center located at 927 Idaho Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.
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me he was the best gambler ever," longtime Palm Springs Mayor Frank Bogert says years later. "He could remember every card." Ryan denies cheating, but pays Dandolos $26,000 to pacify him. This turns out to be a deadly mistake. The aftermath of the car bomb that killed Ray Ryan
Ryan continues to prosper in Palm Springs and gets caught up in the city's social whirl, cochairing charity events like the Desert Circus Ball at El Mirador, Palm Springs' first luxury hotel. He co-founds the Mt. Kenya Safari Club in Africa — a members-only vacation resort —with actor William Holden and businessman Carl Hirschmann. Ryan is a big man about town, so well-known Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons dubs him "Mr. Palm Springs." But in 1963, a pair of Chicago mobsters get wind of Ryan's pay-off to Dandolos. They want in on the action.
Marshall Caifano, a stocky, five-foot, five-inch thug suspected of more than 10 slayings, has replaced Johnny Rosselli as Chicago Outfit boss Sam Giancana's Las Vegas representative. His partner is Charles Delmonico, a "roving ambassador" for The Outfit. They approach Ryan at El Mirador and demand protection money. Ryan phones mutual friend John Drew, who runs the mob-financed Stardust in Las Vegas. Drew says Caifano is "OK," so Ryan agrees to meet him at the Desert Inn in Vegas. Caifano's offer to "protect" Ryan from future shakedowns for $60,000 a year — peanuts for a multimillionaire. Ryan doesn't want to play, though, telling him to go to hell. Caifano says they're going for a little ride in the desert. Ryan gets in the car, bolts out of the back seat and runs. He calls the FBI. Caifano and Delmonico are arrested and put on trial in Los Angeles. Palm Springs FBI agent Clayton Taylor first met Ryan in 1959 while on special assignment.
"The hotel was trying to get a Teamsters loan," he recalls. "Back then, the Teamsters were getting kickbacks on the loans. So I came to talk to Ray Ryan and Frank Hayden, his general manager. The loan didn't go through because the Teamsters
found out we were investigating before it even got off the ground. But Ray Ryan was very friendly and when organized crime tried to shake him down, I got in on that. As the case progressed, Ryan agreed to testify. So I picked him up every morning, drove him into Los Angeles for court and brought him back every night. He was under protection for testifying against the mob. And they were convicted." Caifano is sentenced to 10 years; Delmonico gets five.
But during the trial, Ryan's income is questioned and the IRS files a civil suit for back taxes. Ryan pays a $2.5 million settlement, but in 1970 he's sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy and obstruction of justice. A U.S. attorney says he falsified or destroyed records indicating he gave memberships to the Mt. Kenya Safari Club "to chieftains of the Mafia." Ryan's cooperation with the feds helps him avoid a three-year prison sentence on appeal. By the time Caifano is released from prison in December 1972, Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, the consigliere of the Chicago Outfit, has bought a home in Indian Wells. Caifano wants to whack Ryan, but Accardo doesn't want trouble in his backyard. The gangsters won't permit hits in their paradise.
"That was the feeling I got," Taylor says. "They didn't permit anything to happen here because this was their haven for vacations."
Palm Springs resident Betsy Duncan Hammes, a former girlfriend of Rosselli and a singer at El Mirador lounge, says it was no secret in mob circles that there was a contract out on Ryan. "That was (ordered by) that guy from Chicago, Marshall," she says. "I saw Marshall Caifano one time. I was singing at the Desert Inn and the FBI came in and carried him out of the casino by his legs. I even asked Johnny Rosselli about that. He said, 'Ah, he's all right.' I said, 'Well, he's not all right when he puts out that he's going to kill somebody.' [Roselli] said nothing."
In June 1975, Giancana is assassinated in Chicago — possibly by Rosselli and Joey "Doves" Aiuppa, who takes over the Outfit's day-to-day operations and buys a winter home in Palm Springs. But with Caifano still hanging around, itching to get his hands on Ryan, Aiuppa and Accardo decide Ryan has to go — as long as it doesn't go down in the Coachella Valley.
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After Ryan's murder — never officially solved — it becomes harder to deny the presence of mobsters in Palm Springs. California Attorney General Evelle Younger says the Chicago Outfit is all over the Coachella Valley, hanging out in places like the Racquet Club, Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn, Dominick's, Di Amico's and Pal Joey's. Fact or fiction?
That tragedy at the core of the Mafia's criminal activity has been gilded through years of twice told-tales, now indelibly engrained in our pop culture. Melvyn's owner Mel Haber goes so far as to call himself "a Mafia fan." He certainly doesn't support the deeds of sociopathic killers. He still shivers at the suggestion that a hit was once put on his head in New York before moving to Palm Springs in 1974. Haber told a friend a mobster was having an affair with the friend's wife. According to Haber, he was lucky to get out of the Big Apple alive. Melvyn's
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• Page 10 • August 27, 2015
A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers 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. Olga Diaz
Council Member, Represents District 3
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search and interviews, Tools to deal with stress and difficulties, Improved communication skills to articulate strengths and skills, and an Opportunity to hear first-hand from local employers about their needs and suggestions on how to get hired. Women attend Leap to Confidence by being referred by a Case Manager, therapist or counselor from a community partner agency. Women must meet certain criteria to be referred to attend. The workshop is available at no cost to eligible women.
Time Management Workshop with Speaker Dawn Raagas When the American Business Women's Association meets again on Thursday, September 3, guest speaker Dawn Raagas will give a Time Management Workshop "Time Flies Be the Pilot." Learn what time is and how to maximize the time we have;
The Best Surprise Ever!
It is no secret that I love libraries! Several years ago, the Escondido City Council voted (4:1) to slash funding to the public library, closing a heavily used East Valley Branch and selling the books and shelves for pennies on the dollar. This seemed like a foolish financial decision given that the assets being disposed of were a public investment worth many times more than the fire-sale price. It also seemed what is time's true value in your business and personal life; and the top seven ways to be the pilot--how to plan, prioritize and prosper. Networking at 6pm; dinner at 6:30, and speaker from 7:15-8pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. For more information and reservations, contact Sue Puffet at 760.822.2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vista Garden Club Meeting Schedule - General meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, (this meeting September 4th), from September through June at 12noon at the Senior Center, 1400A Vale Terrace, Vista. Fingertip luncheon is served with members providing food. The September program will be by Andy of Andy's Orchids who will give instructions on proper orchid and tillandsia care. Bring your orchids or bad experience and "ask Andy." Plants available for purchase. The October program will be about the plant family Proteacea (Protea,etc.).
short sighted to close a City facility that served over 70,000 visitors annually. The vote to close the East Valley Branch was, in my very informed opinion, the worst thoughtless action a local elected body could have taken. It never made sense, it never will. In the years since, the council has refused to fund extended hours at the one remaining branch, or to fund the use of the City owned book mobile (parked at the public works yard for years now). You can imagine my surprise when at
Come hear how to grow these lowwater-use flowering plants.
San Marcos City Hike – The City of San Marcos invites you to hike at the San Elijo Hills Park, Old Creek Ranch and Canyon Trails, a 7+ mile hike from 9am to 12noon on Saturday, September 5th. Hike the trails north and west of San Elijo Hills Park; a 4-mile hike is rated moderately difficult. The challenging 7+ mile hike with fast and slower groups will also be offered to the trails that connect to Denk Mountain and the Carlsbad trails system. Registration at 8:30am at the San Elijo Hills Park/Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos. 33 05.998 N, 117 12.125 W Peter Mitten Recent Sculptures Exhibition – On Saturday, September 5, from 4-8pm, there will be a reception for the Artist, Peter Mitten, at Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, Hwy. 78 at Hwy. 79, Santa Ysabel.
the August 19th Council meeting, every single councilmember expressed support for issuing a bond to expand the main branch library to meet the high community demand for knowledge resources. That’s right! Unanimity! I am happy to report my joy and enthusiasm for the suddenly brighter future of Escondido!
Learn more at: SupportOurLibraryEscondido.org. The exhibition of his sculptures will run from September 5 to October 25. Art Gallery hours are ThursdayMonday 11am-5pm and by appointment. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For info, call 760.765.1676. Woman’s Club Meeting Announced - The Woman’s Club of Vista will meet at 10:30am, September 9th at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. A discussion of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Program Areas relating to non-profits and the upcoming April 2016 Centennial Celebration will be the program at the luncheon. All are welcome. For information and lunch reservations, call 760.822.6824, or visit www.womansclubofvista.com. “Be Money Smart” at Escondido
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The Pastor Says . . .
and get started on a new year. Not that I was a great student, but the summer seemed to get longer and longer and pretty soon boredom set in.
Cake Pop is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3 year old, 7 pound, Torbie cat. (That’s a Tortoiseshell / Tabby mix.) She recently had a litter of kittens that were adopted at another animal shelter. Now she’s been transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program and it’s her turn to find her forever home. Her days as a “single mom” are over. She’ll do great in a home with older kids or adults.
The $100 adoption fee for Cake Pop includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.
Buster, a 5-year-old Corgi/Labrador Retriever mix, is a sweet boy looking for a new best friend. After he was brought in by his previous owner who was unable to care for him, we’ve realized how much he enjoys hanging out with his people friends over other animals. Buster might be a little shy at first but loves to snuggle up once he feels safe and loved. He would love an adult only home that can spend a lot of time with him to help him build his confidence. If adventurous walks and rousing games of fetch are involved – you two will quickly become best friends! Buster is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Pastor Tom Fry (retired) Church of the Nazarene A New Beginning
Our daughter is going back to teaching this fall after being out of the classroom for several years raising our grandchildren. So last week before school starts, we have been busy helping out with pick ups and drop offs at school activities for the older ones and taking care of the younger ones.
This week, everyone is in school. And, it’s only August, barely into the second half. School starts earlier and earlier and the summers get shorter and shorter. I wonder if today’s kids (and maybe even teachers) are like I was: anxious to get back to school
I also looked forward to a new school year because it represented a new beginning. A chance to start with a clean slate. All those missed homework assignments and hastily written book reports about books which had been more skimmed than read, disappeared with the last report card in June and the opening of school was a chance to start over again. The Christian faith is a lot like a new school year. It is a chance to start over, a new beginning with a clean slate. The sins of the past are forgiven and swept away just like unfinished assignments. And they are never held against us again.
The thousands of students going back to school this week are not greeted by a stern teacher asking for homework assignments for last year. That chapter is closed, a new chapter is beginning. Some has accumulated a lot of unifinished assignments, a pile of regrets and broken hopes. The promise of Christianity is that there can be a new beginning with a clean slate.
As school starts with new hopes and dreams for a better year, check out a church in your neighborhood when you can also find new hopes and new dreams.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Fall Edition of San Marcos 360 is Here
The 2015 fall edition of the San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses received the publication in their mailboxes just a few days ago. Featuring articles on transportation improvements, budget updates, fire prevention information and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.
and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings. Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.
For more information or to view San Marcos 360 is published the publication online, visit three times per year by the city www.san-marcos.net/newsletter. Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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row raised his hand, and softly said, “Wedding Cake.” ••••• Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blondehaired woman who knocks everyone's socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word.
His buddies at the club are all aghast. At their very first chance, they corner him and ask, “Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?”
milk was used.
She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.
“These,” she explained, “are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.”
She then asked, “What do you do in America with your old goats?” A spry old gentleman answered, “They send us on bus tours!”
They’re knocked over, but continue to ask: “So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?”
“What ? Did you tell her you were only 50?”
Bob smiled and said, “No, I told her I was 90.” ••••• Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's
Vista Library Designated as Cool Zone
San Diego County has set up Cool Zone sites, mostly located in the hottest areas of the county, to help older adults and others keep cool and save energy costs.
The Vista Library has been designated as a Cool Zone location as it provides an air-conditioned setting where seniors and others can gather. The Library encourages people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community. Residents can use of-
A mother is driving her little girl to her friend's house for a play date. ' Mommy ,' the little girl asks, 'how old are you?'
'Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,' the mother replied. 'It's not polite.'
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ficially sanctioned Cool Zones to escape the heat and rest up before going back outside.
The Vista Library is located at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue and is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am – 8 pm; Fridays-Saturdays from 9:30 – 5 pm; and on Sundays from Noon to 5 pm.
Speaking of the library, mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26. The Vista Library is celebrating its 100 years of service to the Vista community with a celebratory event featuring musical performances, classic cars, food, and more.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Oceanside Harbor Days
A favorite y e a r l y celebration is coming to town. Oceanside Harbor Days, a two-day event, will take place on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 27th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Two days of anticipated sun, sand and surf will provide an excellent opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience a wide array of fun activities, including Military and Public Safety displays, a sandcastle competition, on-stage entertainment, arts and crafts, food booth activities and a nail ‘n’ snail competition. During your visit, you might also like to visit one of our fine
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Bob replied, “Girlfriend? She's my wife!” “I lied about my age,” Bob replied.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Ingleside Inn projects an old Palm Springs feel with the power to transport back to the days when gangsters, stars and society figures roamed the town. The lights are dim. The bar is long. The pictures on the wall are of stars from the era when Lucky Luciano ruled the underworld. Haber boasts about the presence of mobsters at his Palm Springs joint.
"There were so many fabulous characters," he says. "Every mob guy came here.
"Jack Rosen, who was married to Bugsy Siegel's daughter and was a big presence in town, walked in here one day (in the 1980s). He said, 'I want you to
dining establishments located in the harbor, including Rockin Baja Sports Bar and Grille, Oceanside Broiler, Dominic and D’Vino, Jolly Roger, Harbor Fish and Chips, Joe’s Crab Shack, Light House Oyster Bar and Grille and others. Harbor Days will be hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Oceanside Harbor District and presented by Genentech. Sponsors include American Vision Windows & Solar, Chobani, Cox Communications, Frazier Farms, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Welk Resorts, Scripps Health, and several others. For more information about this event and additional happenings in Oceanside, please log on to: www.chamberofcommerce.com.
meet Thelma Lansky.' It was the widow of Meyer (Lansky)!
"One day, Tony Accardo and 10 men were at one table and 10 women were at another table. I'm at the bar and the waiter came back with a bunch of bottles. I said, 'What was the problem?' He said, 'They insisted (the bottles) be opened in front of them.' " Poison was a concern. Steve Johns grew up in Palm Springs and is an alum of many local nightclubs, including Zelda's, and defunct hot spots Brandy's, Cecils and LNO Pompeii. Now at the Tilted Kilt in Palm Desert, he remembers when a famous Mafia turncoat came into
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
The Win10 Upgrade
What is an upgrade? In computer terms a true “upgrade” is the latest version of, and an “improvement” over something you already have.
In the case of Microsoft’s Windows OS (operating systems,) ”upgrades” are inevitable, “improvements” are not. Windows ME, Vista and Win 8/8.1 were called “upgrades” by Microsoft but they weren’t “improvements.” Those products failed when users decided that old versions were better than the “upgrades.” On the other hand Win 98, Win XP and Win7 “upgrades” were successful because users saw genuine “improvement.” So is the Win10 “upgrade” an “improvement?” Since Win10 is essentially a “go-back” to the popular Win7, it allows unhappy Win8 users to dump the tiles and go back to the Win7 style desktop.
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Beginning in 1902, Eaton used less-than-ethical tactics to get water rights for Los Angeles. A key U.S. Reclamation official, Joseph Lippincott, became a close associate of Eaton, giving Los Angeles officials inside access to the government’s plans. He advised the city the best way to take the water rights from the Owens Valley. In 1907, Eaton solidified the deal by convincing President Theodore Roosevelt the water from the Owens River would be more beneficial to Los Angeles than to Owens Valley.
To make sure his efforts for the city were ensured, Eaton bought a ranch in the Owens Valley, and turned over all his ranch’s water rights free-ofcharge to the City of Los Angeles. Some historians say Eaton was devious; others say he was a shrewd businessman. Defenders say at the time, Los Angeles didn’t have the money to buy Eaton’s water rights and he was just being a good citizen. Later, a bond election paid Eaton for the rights, but he always denied any deception on his part. Mullholland reportedly misled Los Angeles as early as 1905. He understated the amount of
For Win8 users, Win10 could be considered an “improvement.” However, there are four times as many Win7 users as Win8 users and for them, Win10 offers no “improvement.” So is Win10 another Microsoft OS “upgrade” without being an “improvement?” Not to Microsoft. There may be no “improvement” for users but for Microsoft Win10 represents a dramatic “improvement” in their ability to capture information about you. For Microsoft, Win10 is definitely an “upgrade.”
While Win 10 does little for users, Win10 is a true “window” into Microsoft’s future and your privacy. Windows10 allows Microsoft to snoop, record, evaluate and sell every aspect of your private computer experience. That’s a giant leap forward for Microsoft in the Internet war to monetize every aspect of your life.
to keep your files you must store them somewhere, erase the old hard drive, install the new OS (including all drivers and updates) then copy your files back into the hard drive and reinstall your applications (programs, printer, etc.). That sounds like a lot of work to most people and Microsoft is afraid you won’t upgrade if they tell you to do it the right way so they tell you to simply push the button, sit back and enjoy an “easy upgrade.” That’s like painting your house without doing the prep work.
ago. The chance that Win10 is going to do an “easy upgrade” over this mess is not good. Even if everything looks good when it finishes, the next “automatic update” three days later is likely to shut you down.
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who I am, huh?' He goes, 'Yes, I do.' 'Well, I'd rather you not tell anybody I'm here.' And, just to make sure, he says, 'I want to buy that ash tray for $100.' He says, 'Yes, sir!' "
Your old OS has suffered from “bit rot,” corruption, malware invasions, installing and uninstalling of applications, power failures and a thousand other unpleasant things since it was installed years
A clean install of Win 10 will work. If you have the time, tools and knowledge it can be a fun way to spend a day. If you feel frisky and want to try Win10’s “easy upgrade” we say go for it, you might “get lucky.” If you don’t have the time or the inclination to “do it yourself” we can handle the “clean” install for you. It costs between $90 and $135. It cost about the same to fix the “easy upgrade” when you don’t “get lucky.”
Once you accept the reality that anything you do or say on a PC, phone or tablet is fair game, Win10 is not a bad OS. It is essentially a bugged version of Win7. If you already have Win7 you probably won’t want to install Win10. If you have and hate Win8 you will probably consider installing Win10. There are some problems. In reality Win10 has been around for about eight years. Vista, Win7, Win8 and Win10 are all the same basic platform. Win10 should work just fine on almost any modern PC as long as it is a “clean” installation. In order to do a “clean” installation on an existing PC you must “erase” the hard drive and start over. If you want
water available for the city and misled Owens Valley residents saying the city would use only “unused flows.” But, all of the water was used to supply the San Fernando Valley, which flowed into the Los Angeles River, creating a large supply for the city. To add even more pressure on Owens Valley, a second aqueduct was built in 1970,
In 1991, Los Angeles and Inyo County signed a long-term water agreement requiring the pumping to be better managed. By 1994, most of the litigation had been settled with Los Angeles required to release water back into Mono Lake to raise the level and restore the ecosystem.
The 1974 Jack Nicholson film, “Chinatown,” was partially based upon the Owens Valley wars.
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Pompeii in 1997. The former site of Pompeii in 2006, before the Glory former site of Pompeii in 2006, before the Glory of God Ministries built their church at the location.
Pompeii, now home to Glory To God Ministries in Cathedral City, was a Palm Springs hot spot in the 1980s and '90s. A gigantic fake volcano behind the south parking lot spewed smoke. A recording of George Burns, as the voice of God, no longer reverberated from the volcano as it once did, but lines of tourists still wound around the two-story building that housed huge, glittering dance floors. Lines of a cocaine were inhaled in the bathrooms. "It was a busy holiday weekend and one of my older, Italian bartenders, Russ, comes running into the office and says, 'You're not going to believe who is at my bar,' " Johns recalls "This guy was in the witness protection program and he's supposed to be in Arizona somewhere.” Sammy the Bull (Gravano).
"We had a promotion ash tray for one of the scotches, and Russ was so excited he was there, he kept staring at him. And the guy said, 'You know
The Pompeii property was purchased in the mid-'50s by Joe Hanna and the late Sherman Harris, owner of Sherman's Delicatessen. They leased it to Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall and a group of investors who, in 1959, built Romanoff's on the Rocks for Prince Michael Romanoff, a beloved rogue who claimed to be Russian nobleman. Romanoff's On the Rocks got a reputation as a place where gangsters mixed with the upper crust. Hanna managed the place, but also worked for the Dohrmann Hotel Supply Company of Los Angeles. His clients included the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Spa Hotel, and Las Vegas casinos run by mob bosses like Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello and Moe Dalitz. When Romanoff's folded, it was reincarnated as Rimrocks by Vito Russo, an Italian-American who dressed the part of a Mafia don. "He was a rough kind of speaking guy," Hanna says. "He
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bought the place and brought us a bag full of money. 'Here's your down payment.' Cash. He immediately remodeled the place — after we just remodeled it with an interior decorator. He put in a whole new stainless steel dance floor. I said, 'Vito, you're renting the place!' " Rumor had it that his tenant was connected. Hanna denies that.
"Connected?" he says. "Forget it!" ••••• Congratulations to the Desert Sun and author/writer Bruce Fessier for a well written, well researched and well documented five part series about some of Palm Springs more colorful characters.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00026165-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Natalie and Alexander Sher filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Anastasiia Shershnova to Proposed name Anastasia Sher. 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: September 22, 2015, 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 8/6/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/3/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020805 The name of the business: La Fresita, located at 162 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Maria S. Garcia 1807 S. Citrus Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/01/15. /s/Maria S. Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019172 The name of the business: The Spa Room, Yolie’s Spa Room, located at 636 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Yolanda Paulus 416 Landmark Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Yolanda Paulus This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/23/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019685 The name of the business: Ocotillo Wells Motorsports, located at 6001 Hy 78, Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004. This business is hereby registered by the following: Sherlyn R. Phares 737 San Benito Rd. Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sherlyn R. Phares This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/29/2015. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019664 The name of the business: SoCal Smokey, located at 1458 La Habra Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Matthew Hall 1458 La Habra Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/27/2015. /s/Matthew Hall, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/29/2015. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-019228 The name of the business: Bloom, located at 1691 Melrose Dr., Suite 140, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Rejane Wagner 582 Rush Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rejane Wagner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/24/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020721 The name of the business: Wasser Art Prints, located a 175 Bosstick Ave., Suite 101, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Isidao Trevino 1641 Sagewood Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/1/13. /s/Isidao Trevino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020244 The name of the business: The Drake Company, located at 2240 Bear Valley Parkway #100, Escondido, Ca. 92027-3827. This business is hereby registered by the following: Steven Adam Drake 2240 Bear Valley Pkway #100 Escondido, CA. 92027-3827 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/4/15. /s/Steven Adam Drake, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/4/2015. 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/03/2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020969 The name of the business: Escondido Mattress Company, located at 1281 Simpson Way, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Randle L. Taylor 25484 Lake Wohlford Rd. #E16 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/01/1954. /s/Randle L. Taylor This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/11/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021079 The name of the business: JLS Forklift Service & Repairs, located at 1920 E. Grand Ave,#49, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jose Luis Sanchez Sanchez This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/24/15. /s/Jose Luis Sanchez Sanchez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/12/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020312 The name of the business: Sonido Fandanguero, located at 1320 Grand Ave., Suite #1, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Raul Huerta 1053 Cypress Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/4/15. /s/Raul Huerta This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/04/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-018979 The name of the business: Platinum Peak OCR Training Grounds, located at 1167 Gopher Canyon Rd., Vista, CA. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Nicole Kifer Lisardo Nava Jared Caperton 1167 Gopher Canyon Rd. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a joint venture. First day of business was na/. /s/Nicole Kifer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/22/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021281 The name of the business: Ron and Don’s Plumbing & Drains, located at 2400 W. Valley Parkway #5, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ronald Larrabee 2400 W. Valley Parkway Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was na/. /s/Ronald A. Larrabee This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/14/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00027603-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Doria V. Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Doria V. Williams to Proposed name Bella Dory Jett Malulami. 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: October 6, 2015, 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 8/17/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 & 9/10/2015
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-018871 The name of the business: Circle’s Edge Disc Golf, located at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, Ca. 92084. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jason Iocco 637 N. Emerald Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jason Iocco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/21/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021407 The name of the business: Turn-Key Transaction Coordination Services, located at 2028 Leo Court, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Darlene J. Reyes 2028 Leo Court Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Darlene J. Reyes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/17/2015. 8/27, 9/03, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021573 The name of the business: SoCal Smoky, located at 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #689, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Matthew Hall 1458 La Habra Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Matthew Hall This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/18/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/03 & 9/10/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020780 The name of the business: Calvary Preparatory Academy, Calvary Prep Academy, Calvary Prep Academy Online, CAPO, Calvary Prep Online, located at 1675 Seven Oaks Road, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Calvary Online School 1675 Seven Oaks Road Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jared Beck, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/10/2015. 8/20, 8/27, 9/0e & 9/10/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021624 The name of the business: Trade “Wind Chillers, located at 510 Corporate Dr. #F, Escondido, Ca. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Harold Collier 561 Shadywood Dr. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/10/2004. /s/Harold Collier, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/19/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020108 The name of the business: Vista Comfort Care, Serenity Villa, located at 228 Iron Dr., Vista, CA. 92083. This business is hereby registered by the following: Shanel Pronovost 228 Iron Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 08/01/15. /s/Shanel Pronovost This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/3/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-020436 The name of the business: TJ’s Mobile Care, located at 2300 East Valley Pkwy, #230, Escondido CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: James F. Anding 2300 E. Valley Pkwy #230 Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/25/2014. /s/James F. Anding This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/05/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021209 The name of the business: Living Water Pool Center, locatd at 3504 Hollencrest Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: John Lackerdas 3504 Hollencrest Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/John Lackerdas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/13/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Case No: P15-0013: CUP 15001 Application of: Rancho Del Oro Towing Request: Conditional Use Permit renewal to allow for the continued operation of an automotive impound yard with limited auto auctions. Location of Property: 196 Bosstick Blvd., more particularly described as: A portion of Lot 8 of County of San Diego Tract No. 4557, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to Map thereof No. 11661, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, on December 3, 1986. And a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Fractional Section 4, Township 12 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the City of San Marcos, of said County of San Diego, according to the Official Plat thereof. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 217-560-46-00 & 217560-47-00. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 8/27/15.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-022065 The name of the business: Frameorys, located at 2089 Susan Court, Escondido, CA. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Schaffer 2089 Susan Court Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/24/2015. /s/Daniel Schaffer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/24/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021381 The name of the business: Levante Jewelers, located 1921 W. San Marcos, Blvd., Suite 130, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Joe Shakarian 6459 Pyrus Pl. Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/29/03. /s/Joe Shakarian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/17/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021810 The name of the business: Bollywood Threading Studio, located at 197 S. Las Posas Rd., #35, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jaspal S. Garg 308 Sunbird Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jaspal S. Gargt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/20/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-021045 The name of the business: Squirrel Tree Store, located at 931 Martin Dr., Unit 9, Escondido, Ca. 92026. This business is hereby registered by the following: Reginald Trout 931 Martin Dr. Unit 9 Escondido, Ca. 92026 Gregory S. Arrouzet 11285 Paseo Montanoso #280 San Diego, CA. 92127 This business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Reginald Trout This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 8/12/2015. 8/27, 9/0, 9/10 & 9/17/2015.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00028334-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Maria Elizabeth Owensby filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Maria Elizabeth Owensby to Proposed name Maria Elizabeth Vena. 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: October 6, 2015, 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 8/21/2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 8/27, 9/3, 9/10 & 9/17/2015
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 creat-
ed 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
• work performed in the
spirit of service is a form of worship
'In the first place, we • the soul, created at the should insist that if the moment of conception, immigrant who comes here is destined by God to in good faith becomes an reach the afterlife, American and assimilates where it will continue to himself to us, he shall be progress until it attains treated on an exact equali- the presence of God. ty with everyone else, for it Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn is an outrage to discrimimore about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call nate against any such man a Baha’i in your city for more information! because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. Rancho Bernardo But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
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 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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The Doctor is In!
Cosmetic - Ceramic (NonMetallic) Crowns - Smile Enhancements
Ceramic, Non-Metallic Crowns are the current rave for Cosmetic Smile Enhancements. Everyone wants teeth that, once restored, “Brighten Your Smile” and give you that overall “Glow” your face has begun to miss as we age and begin to wrinkle and tarnish a bit. Some of the old metal crowns caused allergic reactions and current research indicates they may be contributing to cancer formation. Metal crowns had been replaced in the mid-1960’s by porcelain jacket crowns. But by the mid-1980’s these crowns showed a 25% chance of failing after 11 years, with failure rates on posterior
teeth going much higher! Fortunately, in 1983 Horn, Simonsen and others introduced the first bonded porcelain crowns. Although these crowns didn’t fracture as often, they frequently came loose from their underlying teeth because their dental cements didn’t adhere well to dentin. Today, along with the development of newer cements, the modern day all-ceramic crowns have arrived. These new systems not only stay bonded to teeth well, they can also be categorized into two groups: those that are translucent and very natural in appearance and those that are more opaque having a higher-strength core that resist extreme chewing forces. Both are fabricated without a metal backing and therefore do not show their metal (called “shine through”) up by the gum line as their owner’s gums recede with age. There are several companies producing various formulations of these ceramics and
supplying them to the dental labs for crowns and bridges. Just to keep it simple, the opaque, stronger crowns are made from a Zirconia core and used in posterior teeth because they can withstand the stronger forces exerted in that region. The translucent, more color adjustable crowns are made from a pressured ceramic and are thus mostly used for anterior teeth. For those who have very strong bites and/or grind at night we now have a third option which allows us to “layer” porcelain onto the Zirconia based crowns resulting in stronger anterior teeth that won’t chip with their night-
In general the dentist will pick the appropriate cosmetic crown for you based on several factors including how much support is needed, whether the teeth are discolored, how much of the tooth is remaining, whether it will show when you’re speaking, eating, smiling, etc., as well as how much clearance you have with the opposing teeth, where your gum line is located, and finally, the color of your teeth. If you have an “unusual” color disposition, then the translucent crown may be the best choice!
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