Volume 43- No. 35
August 30, 2012
Afghanistan: CUT LOSSES by Michael Yon Most people likely wish to hear that everything will turn out right in Afghanistan. The reality is that it will not end well. This bastard war will have a thousand fathers and nobody will claim it. In 2009, I wrote, “If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear. Yet to win the war, tell the truth.” Since 2006, at minimum, the AfPak war on the whole has been going down. Only in 2010 did I see some flicker of hope for a change of direction. In my view, that flicker has been snuffed. And writing truthfully about Afghanistan will never pay the bills, because I have nothing to say that people want to hear. It is just bad news atop more bad news. U.S. Rocket Strike, Kandahar Province, 2011
Our continued losses in Afghanistan are for nothing. We should continue with a smaller presence to harass and kill terrorists, and losses from that are expected and part of the fight. But the ongoing larger war is going nowhere. We have been there since 2001. This is 2012. There is no vaguely discernible end. We should look at Afghanistan as a century-long project, to be put on a far backburner. The United States has problems to deal with at home. left: USAID project came to standstill in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan, 2011 On 21 Jan. 2012, I published the following, and wish to reiterate today:
Time to Leave Afghanistan This war is going to turn out badly. We are wasting lives and resources while the United States decays and other threats emerge. We led the horse to water. Importantly, there is no value in pretending that Pakistan is an ally. We should wish the best of luck to the Afghans, and the many peaceful Pakistanis, and accelerate our withdrawal of our main battle force. The US never has Shortly after IED strike, Kandahar Province, 2011 been serious about Afghanistan. Under General Petraeus we were starting to gain ground, but the current trajectory will land us in the mud. The enemies will never beat us in Afghanistan. Force on force, the Taliban are weak by comparison. Yet this is their home. There is only so much we can do at this extreme cost for the many good Afghan people. We must reduce our main effort and concentrate on other matters. Time to come home. The Paper - 760.747.7119
Sincerely, Michael Yon
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Comments from Michael Yon’s Blog Readers: The quality of American Generals is equal to the British Generals in WW1 . . . Donkeys leading lions. ••• Disagree: The fault lies in Afghanistan itself. There's only so much civilization a First World power can stomp into a culture like that. ••• LTC (R)Ralph Peters put it bluntly the other day. All we are doing now is feeding egos. This country is again not interested in winning, but in decorating Senior Officers to enhance their records and Official Personnel Military Files. Leave the 7th to the 7th Century. Let Karzai have it. ••• Unfortunately you are correct. Time to blast a final swath through the country as we withdraw and let the chips fall. Recent news clips have talked about how the Afghan war has
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been relegated to the background by the national news media. To Obama it is just a side issue and all he is concerned with is his re-election. ••• Your words are sad but true. While our politicans point fingers, we are simply spilling blood for no reason. Time to rest our military and give our soldiers a break. ••• From the beginning I have always thought that we are creating a time space - time to let the Afghan forces train properly- time to get the rule of law in place - to get teaching workingto allow tribal leaders to become politicians - to allow farmers to grow something else than opium- to allow a chance to interdict with the drug barons - to allow cross border dialogue - to allow trade - to get finance running. All this and more, yet - here we are years after 9/11, with thousends of our soldiers killed and injured to come to the same realisation as others before and think hardare we going to make the difference? For the people of Sangin whose market was opened under the Brit Rifles, yes, it made a differ-
So, God explained to Adam what a hill was. He told Adam, "On the other side of the you will find a cave." said,
After God explained, He said, "In the cave you will find a woman."
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
Adam said, woman?'
Then, God said, 'I want you to reproduce."
God said, "Adam, I want you to do something for Me." Adam said, "Gladly, Lord, what do You want me to do?" God said, "Go down into that valley." Adam said, "What's a valley?" God explained it to him. Then God said, "Cross the river." said,
So God explained that to him, too.
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God explained that to him, and then said, "Go over to the hill...."
Adam said, "How do I do that?" God first said (under His breath), "Geez....." And then, just like everything else, God explained that to Adam, as well. So, Adam goes down into the valley, across the river, and over the hill, into the cave, and finds the woman. Then, in about five minutes, he was back. God, His patience wearing thin, said angrily, "What is it now?" And Adam said.... a headache?"
As an old saxon wrote over a 1,000 years ago: “The British are buying time so we may meet with them. By meet he meant marry, interact and trade and they became Anglo Saxons.” None of this happens in Afghanistan. All this with 3M supporters just across the border in Pakistan. We are at that defining element where the political will may force the military hand and it all unravels with tears before bed time. I hope I am wrong, I have seen too many boys come home to see this recorded as a wasted effort. ••• I think it was Jim Coyne who had a withdrawal plan for VN even a politician could understand: "On the planes. Now." It's still valid. ••• You wrote " I have seen too many boys come home to see this recorded as a wasted effort." I presume you meant killed and injured soldiers. In finance there is a term "sunk costs." It refers to money, time, effort, etc... that cannot be $20
Adam said, What is a hill?"
ence but for others I cannot speak.
On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked for $20.00 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state, her husband readily agreed. This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for more than 40 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed. Arriving home around noon one day, she was surprised to find her husband in a very drunken state. During the next few minutes, he explained that his employer was going through a process of corporate downsizing, and he had been let go. It was unlikely that, at the age of 59, he'd be able to find another position that paid anywhere near what he'd been earning, and, therefore, they were financially ruined. Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed more than forty years of steady deposits and interest totaling nearly $1 million. Then she showed him certificates of deposits issued by the bank which were worth over $2 million, and informed him that
recovered and is often a mental trap where people keep going in the wrong direction because they do not want to admit that they wasted the resources that have already gone into an effort. I am in no way equating soldiers' deaths or injuries to finance but the concept is the similar. Who has the "courage" to say that it is time to leave without fearing that saying so cheapens the lives of the soldiers who have died or are griviously injured? I'm not a brilliant strategic "Great Game" thinker, I've never served; I don't purport to know military or political strategy. I'm just an old man and father. I cannot pass judgement on the overall success or failure of our Western effort in Afghanistan. If the goal was to punish and kill AQ members and deny them sanctuary, it seems to have been done. If the goal was to create a Central Asia version of Texas, well, that can never happen. At one time, I thought that the West should simply buy the ‘Post Script’ Cont. on Page 3 they were one of the largest depositors in the bank. She explained that for more than three decades she had 'charged' him for sex, these holdings had multiplied and these were the results of her savings and investments. Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million, her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out, 'If I'd had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!' That's when she shot him. You know, sometimes, men just don't know when to keep their mouths shut. Them Traditions Die Hard! Back in the early 1960's, Coach John Vaught took his Ole Miss Rebels up to play Michigan State. In the locker room before the game, Coach Vaught said: "Now men, I know that you know your history, but those folks in that other locker room are Yankees. The folks in the stands are Yankees. Not so long ago, Yankees came South. They burned our homes. They burned our crops.
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‘Afghanistan’ Cont. from Page 2 poppy harvest at a higher price than the Taliban can afford. It would help farmers prosper, cut Tali finances, and keep opium out of the market. On further reflection I realized that this can only work in a rule of law market. The Talis will just kill farmers who sell to the West and the rest will go back to selling to the Talis. It's a wacked out part of the world, I am saddened by the children who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in that place. Remember the horse and water: some people just cannot be helped. And with Pakistan next door just as riven with ancient hatreds, this problem cannot be "solved" in a few generations. ••• I could not agree more and have been saying the same thing for months. I just don't understand why we are there. As a retired Air Force combat veteran with a son who has had four tours, I think it is time to come home. ••• There may be 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover...but there's only one way to leave Afghanistan: Load everything and everyone American on the trucks and LEAVE NOW! ••• Pull conventional forces back to the Forward Operating Bases (FOB’s), and consolidate to the bases that will be required to project force into Pakistan and Iran. Evict all Afghans from them, so that they can no longer collect intelligence on coalition forces and engage in so-called "green on blue" attacks. Use the FOBs to support Special Operations Forces (SOF). Keep enough arty (artillery) to maintain good range fans. Keep enough helicopters and fixed-wing to support SOF with an "embarrassment of riches." They should have tactical air on-call at all times. If SOF wishes to continue to train their dedicated commando units, and to go tear-assing around the country killing Talibs and Al Queda and drug dealers, then support that. Afghanistan should replace the Republic of Pinelandia and Robin Sage should become a live-fire capstone exercise. Let Afghanistan revert to a Rod
and Gun Club for SOF. But the priority should be targets in Iran and Pakistan. We should no longer prioritize the creation of Afghan military and police units. Too many of the Afghans that would staff such units are illiterate, their loyalties are to tribes, not to a nation-state, and such units too often degenerate into muscle for warlords. Better to train them and to make them loyal to SOF as hired guns. We should recognize that our idealism is not realistic. We cannot "nation-build." It is a bad theory. The most important thing that can be done for modern Afghanistan is the removal of the Karzai clan, all of it, from the country. Their stolen assets in Dubai and elsewhere should be frozen and seized. They should be prosecuted, all of them, for theft from America. Then a systematic cleansing and purge of all corrupt political actors in Afghanistan should be executed. If this leaves a vacuum, so be it. Somebody will fill it. If they are corrupt, we should purge them, too. We should continue cleansing until a Darwinian process of evolution finally produces strong, honorable leaders that can lead Afghanistan into the 21st century. Support them, but within limits, and never losing sight of the fact that we retain forces in Afghanistan purely to project power into Pakistan and Iran. This, at least, would be an honest endeavor. ••• Full agreement on the Karzai clan, but leaving any forces in Afghanistan -- even under a clear-eyed, hard-nosed policy of SOF training ground & Central Asian Power Projection hub -- is impractical; what Central Asian nations would continue to allow us their airspace & rail for transit & logistics if we openly declare such? If we decide we need to pressure Pakistan, the way to do so is via India & the Indian Ocean. Even so, better to leave that to the Indians. ••• What you describe is basically whats planned to happen. Most of the conventional forces are pulling out this year and into next. Most will be gone by 2014. SOF is already pulling
together and consolidating and will be here long after all the others have left. The next ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) 4-star commander is supposed to be a Marine, so that's a huge tell. Due to congressional limitations I'm told the Army may have to give up a 4-star to make room. Time will tell. I just surprised Michael (Yon) seems to discount the SOF affect post-conventional. It was successful coming in. In principle, though, I might agree. As I watch the Afghans every day, watching what is their priority, who are their friends, how do they define an enemy, etc. This country will not catch up to the 19th century for another couple hundred years and will revert back at least 100 the moment we turn control of security over. ••• Take the gloves off, and we could have the whole thing wrapped up in three weeks. Since we aren't going to do that I have to agree that it's time to go. We should have re-written their entire constitution like we did in post-WWII Japan, instead of letting the Afghans elect "Taliban-lite." We should have cleaned out the Taliban safe-haven in Pakistan, instead of letting the Pakistanis pretend like they are our allies and "take care of the Warzistan problem" for us. We should have used ROE that put the lives of our troops above the lives of the enemy, instead of twisting ourselves in doublejointed pretzels to adhere to conventions that our enemy wasn't even a signatory to. Unfortunately, in war it's the side who makes the least mistakes that wins. ••• Mike, I have worked in Afghanistan as a contractor twice. Once at a FOB and once at a megabase. You are completely correct. We are throwing good money after bad which is secondary to the loss of even one of America's valiant warriors. That country only knows the pain of history and it is satisfied with it. We need to leave the horse at the well. ••• Personally I don't recall one not ending badly. I'm from the Nam era. We lose for the most basic reasons. Politicians, Military Brass riding a desk at
the Pentagon, the liberal news media, and most of all, the American public who actually pays to support wars that kill our soldiers because we don't know how to win. We care more about our reputation in front of our enemy. I always believed that the ones who have the best and smartest atitude when it comes to war and fighting to win is Israel. They take no S*** from anyone except our stupid politicians in Washington. The name of the game is to get in with everything and get out with least ammount of casualties. We do not need to make a career or be the beta test team for contractors when it comes to dealing with any enemy in the 21st century. Drop a small Nuke and it would be the last time anyone would think about threatening this country. History needs to repeat itself except we have a bunch of weak people running this country. Never had these problems in the 30's 40'or 50's ask your parents or grand parents. We are a doomed nation and our enemies think we are weak and to caring! Thank your liberal neighbors for this. Time to go to Mexico where our real problem is. ••• Attention returning soldiers; would the last one out please put a bullet in Karzai's head? Thank you.
••• Good one! I agree Double Tap Please! ••• The 'regular army" should have gotten out of the way of SF and let SF prosecute this conflict. It would have turned out differently here and in Iraq. ••• Hadrian is recognized as one of the greatest emperors of Rome because he pulled back the empire to defensible boundaries and build walls and fortifications. You could also arguably cite the British withdrawal from Afghanistan a century ago. You could also argue about the American revolution. Although the British lost the colonies, it led (for many reasons) to the heighth of the British Empire. Withdrawing from Vietnam didn't hurt American power in the long run, nor did the loss of bases in the Philippines. ••• We lost the moment our gov‘Afghanistan’ Cont. on Page 7
Page 4 - August 30, 2012 Election Fraud? You don’t normally see hotly contested races at the school board level . . . but that is what appears to be brewing in the race for the Escondido Union School District. Two candidates are running to represent District One, which no trustee represents this year. Jose Fragozo, a past candidate, parent and electronic technician who frequently attends board meetings, is running against parent Joe Bologna. District One is in the center of the city and has a population that is about 79 percent Latino. Local political watchdog, patent attorney, and activist, Robroy Fawcett, pointed out to the County Registrar of Voters that Mr. Fragozo’s candidate statement contains errors and should be corrected before going on the ballot and that this should be done by the Registrar rather than going to court. Mr. Fawcett alleges that
Local News Fragozo states, “He served as a former president of the EUSD Parent Advisory Committee, and is currently serving on the EUSD Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (of Prop T funds at EUHSD)."
administrators, teachers, staff, and parents all know that Jose is a consistent and vigorous voice for educational progress and also for a demanding educational experience for our young people."
Mr. Fawcett argues the error is self evident within the sentence. The EUSD and the EUHSD are different districts, and the EUSD does not form an ICOC to oversee the bond funds of the EUHSD.
Fawcett argues, “this sentence appears to suggest an endorsement, rather than a statement of qualifications, and includes a statement of knowledge, "all know," that is speculative and cannot be proven, when it is likely that most "teachers, staff, and parents" do not even know Mr. Fragozo.”
Mr. Fragozo said he stands by his statement; he served while his son was a student at Rincon and he also says he is a member of the EUHSD committee as well. The following link on the Escondido Union High School District's website shows that Mr. Fragozo is on the EUHSD ICOC. http://www.euhsd.k12.ca.us /235510115205838253/lib/23 5510115205838253/1.10.12_ Minutes.pdf Mr. Fawcett goes on to say that Fragozo’s statement is further in error when it says: "Board members, school her head to one side or t'other, as if pondering the thought. I can't help but note the look of complete admiration she gives me with those big brown eyes of hers that always seem to say, "Why, that's brilliant! I would never have thought of that!"
Man About Town Does anyone else talk to their dogs? I do. When we go for a walk I talk to them just as though they were human. Particularly, Trixie. I talk to her about what a beautiful day it is and point out the lovely flowers. Or, I talk to her about what great dogs we have for neighbors and isn't it fun when she plays with them? Sometimes she looks at me quizzically and cocks
I've decided that wherever dogs go when they die, that's where I'd like to go. ••••• As I write this, I’m having my typical breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries, raspberries, almonds and yogurt. Seeing and eating the blueberries reminds me of a rather ironic visit to Alabama. We were guests of the Travel Media Writer's Organization. All expenses paid, very, very posh hotel. We went to breakfast and I ordered oatmeal with blueberries. When the bowl arrived I counted the blueberries. Both of them. When Evelyn fixes oatmeal she puts, probably 12-15 blueberries on top of the oatmeal, about 8-10 raspberries. And I got two blueberries. At a posh hotel restaurant. And was probably charged $8-$10
Fawcett says if the entire statement is not deleted, at least the above-quoted sentence should be deleted. Fragozo says, “that’s his opinion.” Fragozo also said he lives in Trustee Area 1 - but refused to give The Paper his address; he did acknowledge that he relocated from Hidden Meadows to the central part of Escondido so he could claim residence within the district and run for the seat.
court for litigation. Escondido Police Announce New Curfew Hours With the new school year being upon us, the Escondido Police Department reminds all parents and children about the change in curfew time for the city of Escondido. As of July 22, 2012, the curfew times of the city of Escondido are between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. The purpose of the curfew ordinance is to ensure the juveniles in our community are not out after certain hours of the day when they can become victimized or can get into trouble. The purpose of the curfew law is not to be zero tolerant and arrest every juvenile who is out after 10:00 pm. The following activities are exceptions to the curfew law: 1) Minors who are working or returning home from work
Deborah Seiler, the Registrar, said the matter must go to the
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for the pleasure of eating oatmeal. And two blueberries.
coyote or bobcat, more likely a coyote.
I regret now not having said anything. I should have. I was offended and I reckon other patrons of the hotel would be offended at such a paltry number of blueberries for an expensive bowl of oatmeal. Even though our hosts were paying for the breakfast I still don't like to see anyone overcharged. ••••• We all had a bit of a scare last night, particularly Trixie. About 11pm, Evelyn had taken her out for her night time potty break and she had just finished going pee-pee when there was a flash off to the right. Trixie headed straight for the door, pulling Evelyn along on the leash. Evelyn saw something belt across the yard but couldn't make out what it was. She had not taken a flashlight as she normally does. Evelyn brought Trixie in and Trixie commenced to barking furiously. We also noticed she was quivering. She was scared.
That's why Trixie never goes out unless she's on a leash. Coyotes are quick and deadly. ••••• Long time good friends, John and Rosemary Nigro, have moved their Vineyard Travel Agency into their luxurious office-in-home in Lake San Marcos. Smart move. Saves on overhead, close to their market (lots of folks in Lake San Marcos love to cruise . . . an area in which John and Rosemary specialize. You can still reach them at 760.741.6667. ••••• The Nice Guys ‘n Gals Department: This past Saturday the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido had their Annual Yard Sale, a fund raising event where area residents donate their unneeded treasure . . . the club sells it at the yard sale . . . and the proceeds helps sustain this great club. At the same time as the garage sale, the Key Club from Escondido Charter High School staged a car wash at the same location, and raise $288, the proceeds of which
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The Paper Endorsements For Escondido City Council
for another term.
He has earned the respect and general support of both his political allies as well as opponents. Though low key, he is an excellent speaker and communicates well, both with his colleagues as well as the body politic.
Mike Morasco is an incumbent City Council Member who will have served out the two plus years of his appointment. In our view, he is a strong fiscal conservative with an equally strong sense of sensitivity to the social needs of our community. His focus has been, and will likely continue to be, on the city’s financial stability, safety, and growth. Solid experience on the Escondido Union High School District made it relatively easy for him to move into the vacant council member chair which developed when Sam Abed was elected to be Escondido’s Mayor. Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep. Life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest if you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica . . . that just will not go away! Do You Have any of the Following Conditions? • Sciatica • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative disc disease • Herniated or Bulging Discs • Facet Syndrome • Failed Back Surgery Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these problems, your pain may be relieved or eliminated by non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Far too many medical doctors believe your options are limited to bed rest, pain pills, exercises, steroid injections, and surgery. They are wrong! That’s because
Having spent two years on a church mission to Argentina, he is fluent in Spanish and has a great affinity and love for the Latino community. Key issues include the implementation of conservative fiscal policies, to control spending without raising taxes, to reform the public employee pension system and to keep our balanced budget. He also seeks to increase code enforcement to improve the appearance of the city, to continue efforts to remove unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured and DUI motorists from our streets, to enforce gang injunctions and curb gang violence to reduce crime, and to cooperate with ICE to deport illegal criminals from our community. We urge a vote for Mike Morasco in November.
Olga Diaz, endorsed by The Paper? Yes. We feel Olga has earned another term. She is a hard worker, she does her homework, she is an articulate spokesperson for a significant part of our community. She is an incumbent. That is important because she knows her job; a new councilmember needs a minimum of one year, more like two, before s/he knows even the basics of the job. Ms. Diaz knows the procedures and policies. We strongly disagree with Councilmember Diaz on the illegal immigration issue and we have some difference with her on the DUI/Traffic Checkpoints. But we still think she’s earned your vote
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She has satisfied us that she is not out for Chief of Police Jim Maher’s scalp. Her problem is not with him, she says; she just thinks there is a more cost effective means of using saturation patrols rather than the large manpower requirements needed for checkpoints. She may have a point. We hope her fellow councilmembers will listen to her arguments and weigh them. A bit of a firebrand when first elected, she has learned the gentle art of diplomacy and is able to discuss issues reasonably and calmly. Her professional training gives her analytical talents and she communicates her ideas and arguments effectively. She listens, she works hard, she thinks creatively. While considered a political Liberal, we find her to be a fiscal conservative, keeping a close eye on the taxpayer’s dollar. Olga Diaz deserves your vote for a second term on the Escondido City Council.
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Page 6 - August 30, 2012 and to support the Escondido Humane Society (EHS) and many of the worthy volunteer doggie rescue groups in North County. Proceeds from the event and from the Grand Woofstock Raffle Basket will go to EHS. For complete information, visit the website at www.escondidoevents.net or contact Peggy Stankovich at email@example.com or by phone 619.838.8020. Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org Downtown Escondido Going to the Dogs! The “Pup-coming” pet event is the Grand Woofstock, the Ulti-Mutt dog/pet expo for pet lovers, featuring all things poochie. Many fun and helpful pet products, vets, groomers, trainers, agility schools, and local rescues will be on Grand Avenue for six hours of fun and helpful information. Hourly doggie contests, Pet Parade, live music, Dog Beach, doggie demos, and more pet and family-friendly entertainment. “Yappy Hour” specials will be featured at select downtown eateries. Grand Woofstock will be
Interested in becoming Baseball CIF Certified Umpires? Pacific Baseball Umpires has openings for new and experienced baseball umpires who are interested in becoming CIF certified for the 2013 High School season. Pacific Baseball Umpires will be assigning high school games for the North County schools. You will be provided with the latest umpiring field mechanics and classroom instruction, and assisted to improve your field mechanics and rules knowledge. Join Pacific Baseball Umpires and become a High School Certified Umpire. Contact email@example.com or on the web page www.Pacificbaseballumpires. org.
Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad. Gospel On The Green 3 – God of Wonders features NC5 (gospel choir, band and guest vocalists). Thursday, August 30, 5-8pm; Friday, August 31, 5-8pm; and Saturday, September 1, 11am-2pm. Proceeds benefit the NCCC Chapel Building Fund. Catered by Chick-fil-A. Tickets online at www.northcoastcalvary.org and after all weekend services at NCCC. Admission is $10/adults; $8/seniors; $5/children, ages 6-16; and children under 6 are free. Add any complete meal for only $7 or $8. Buy any 10 tickets, get an 11th ticket with any meal, free. Labor Day Rally Set in Escondido Supporters of organized labor and working families will rally and march in Escondido on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. A rally is scheduled to begin at 11am in front of Escondido City Hall, 201 N. Broadway at Valley Parkway. Speakers will include Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz and a representative of organized labor. Participants are encouraged to bring signs celebrating the dignity of work, working families, and the contributions of organized labor. Following the rally, participants will march through downtown Escondido. Groups participating include the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, the ACLU of San Diego, Occupy Escondido, and the Escondido Democratic Club. For info, contact Chris Nava at 760.735.9802. Palomar Model A Club Meeting Announced - The Palomar Model A Ford Club will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, September 5th. Upcoming tours and technical advice are some of the topics on the agenda. The meeting is held at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos. Doors open at 6:00pm and the meeting begins at 7pm, with goodies and socializing afterward. All Model A owners or enthusiasts are welcome to attend. For more information or directions, email Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951-696-0323. EPD Hosting Blood Drive for Red Cross on September 6 – On Thursday, September 6, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, a blood drive will be held at the Escondido Police and Fire Department headquarters, 1163 No. Centre City Parkway, Escondido. All donors will receive a thank you gift, a complimentary padres ticket to select games (with purchase of another ticket), and may enter a regional drawing for a $1,500 American Express Gift Card. To schedule an appointment, sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. (Code: EPD). Walk-ins are also welcome. Identification is required; bring your photo ID. For full details, check the website. Hiring Our Heroes, RecruitMilitary Veteran Career Fair – A special hiring event will be held for veterans and military spouses where local and national companies will be hiring on September 6th in San Diego, from 11am to 3pm, at the Liberty Station’s NTC Promenade at Corky McMillin Companies Event Center, 2875 Dewey, San Diego, 92106. Contact Chris Adams at 513.677.7055 to set up an interview with a local company or veteran attending this event; or to set up an interview with the on-site event specialist, Jasen Williams, RecruitMilitary Expo Director, Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
held on Saturday, September 29, from 10am-4pm, on Grand Avenue, downtown Escondido, between Maple and Kalmia Streets. This is a free event. A $5/entry fee for doggie contests supports Escondido Humane Society. Grand Woofstock is produced by Escondido Events to provide a fun, familyfriendly outing for local dog lovers and their pet-buddies,
January 2, 2013, at 6:30pm is the first classroom meeting of the year at Rancho Bernardo High School, 13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA 92128. Meetings/Events Calendar Open-Air Concerts; Gospel On The Green 3 – Labor day weekend there will be open-air concerts, on the Piazza, North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330
Business Women’s Association Meeting Announced – Thursday, September 6, is the day and date for the local Soaring Eagles chapter of the American Business Women’s Association meeting. Guest speaker will be Wanda Allen who will share ideas on how to stay in touch with clients and prospects. She is an expert in helping entrepreneurs, business owners and sales people enhance relationships, increase client retention and become more referable by understanding the importance of effective follow-up. The meeting runs from 6-8:30pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 No. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. For questions and/or reservations, call Sue Puffet or Lori Schindler at 760.822.2242, or email@example.com.
Singles Night Out! – Ages 40-60ish. Simply The Best Singles, an upscale organization, offers a dance/mixer with a DJ playing old and new music; chocolate tasting and more. Dress is classy dressy (no jeans/no shorts), Saturday, September 8, 7:30-11pm, Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego (normally held in North County). Cost is $15/prepay; $20/at the door, parking is $3. Sign up at 818.577.6877 or www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com. Escondido Senior Service Council Screenings and Other Programs for September – The Escondido Senior Service Council, 728 No. Broadway, will hold the following free medical screenings, as listed. Call 760.480.0611 for appointments, if required, and additional information. Wednesday, September 12, Dental Screening, Appointment required. Dr. Randy Jungman will check for gum disease, proper denture fit, and answer questions. Diabetes Blood Sugar Test, September 7 and 21, 8-9am; no appointment needed. Do not eat, drink or take meds before arriving. Hearing test, September 10 at 9am. Appointment required. Davis Illich, Audiologist, conduct/interpret a professional hearing test and give advice regarding hearing aids you may have. Eye Screening, September 20, Appointment required. Dr. Irene Chennell, local ophthalmologist, will test for glaucoma and cataracts. Blood Pressure Checks, every Monday from 8:30-10am; no appointment necessary. Free Better Breathers Support Group meeting for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases. The group meets from 1-3pm on Wednesday, September 12, and is sponsored by the American Lung Association. Group discussions and guest speakers. No reservations required. See other services at www.escondidoseniorservices.org. Kids in the Garden Class Scheduled for September 8 – “The Wonderful World of Worms” will be the program for the Kids in the Garden class on Saturday, September 8, from 10am to 12noon, at the Alta Vista Gardens at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Do you know that worms have 5 hearts? And these active critters don't have any eyes? Learn all about "red wigglers" and feel them tickling right in your hand. Adults have as much fun as the kids! Learn about worm bins and take some worms home. Join in and help plant veggies in the Incredible Edibles Garden. Your registration covers your visit to the Children's Garden - the Children's Music Garden and the Dino Dig, as well as the Incredible Edibles Garden. You are welcome to tour the rest of the Gardens for beautiful views, special gardens and unique sculptures. Class fee is $5 per child for two hours of active FUN - accompanied adults are free. Monthly Kids' class is FREE for a year with $60 family membership in Alta Vista Gardens. Donations gladly accepted. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.822.6824. Farmer Jones is a retired elementary teacher with 28 years' experience in the classroom. She is a Master Composter who has been working in school and children's gardens for 40 years. School field trips and club tours are available. Check the website at altavistagardens.org. Escondido Democratic Club to Hear Candidates – On Saturday, September 8, the Escondido Democratic Club will meet at 10:30am at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce,720 No. Broadway. School Board candidates Jose Fragozo and Joe Bologna from Area 1 and Paulette Donellon, Virginia Lopez, and Don Haught from Area 3 have been invited. In addition, Escondido City Council candidate Deborah Goodrich will attend. Admission is free and open to the public; parking is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 760.740.8595, email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.escondidodems.org.
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to students 13 and older. Younger students may attend with an adult family member, at the teacher’s discretion.
Michael Stone to Speak on Proposition 32 at LSM Democrat Club – The September meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be on Saturday, September 8; refreshments/social time at 12:30pm, and the meeting from 1 to 2pm, at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. For directions, call 760.744.9233. The speaker, Michael Stone, is a teacher at Aliso Viejo Middle School in Orange County, and is serving his second three-year term on the Capistrano Unified school District Board. Statewide he has served on the CTA/ABC Committee and was a commission member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. He will speak on Proposition 32, the Special Exemptions act.
Escondido Charter High School Fundraiser – An electronic recycling event will be held by the Escondido Charter High School, 1868 East Valley Parkway, on Saturday, September 15, from 10am to 4pm. Money raised from the recycling of unwanted electronic items will be used to help upgrade technology for the students. Anything that plugs in or uses batteries may be donated for recycling. For more info, contact Deron Galindo at 760.737.3154, Ext. 117.
Woman’s Club of Vista Meeting Scheduled – On Wednesday, September 12, at 10:30am, the Vista Woman’s Club will meet at Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Ethel Arrowsmith, 99 years old, will speak on “Woman Inventors You Should Know.” Several names are Josephine Cochran, Bette Gorham, Ruth Handler, and Madam C.J. Walker. For reservations, call Lori at 760.295.8686. For info, visit www.womansclubofvista.org. "CLOGGING” Class for Beginners in San Marcos - The city of San Marcos is offering a new Beginner Clogging Class from 6pm on Wednesdays, beginning September 12 at The Barn in Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive. This class is offered twice a year. No previous experience is required. Cost is $50 for six week. Contact City of San Marcos Community Services, or email instructor, Mary Elliott at mje.thatsme@gmail, who has 21 years of clog dancing experience. Terminology is used that allows you to participate in any Southern California clog dancing venue. All classes are open
Free WOW First Wednesday Series Line-up Announced by CCAE - The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, (CCAE) will present 10 acts for the 2012-2013 season. Each act performs two shows, 4pm and 7pm, in the 400-seat Center Theater, with the exception of December’s performance will take place at 7pm only in the 1500-seat Concert Hall. The line-up of performers covers a wide range, and features leading San Diego County-based talent. This free series is presented annually by the Center as a community service for North County residents. The series is sponsored by Mrs. Marlin Brossart and the Escondido Rotary Foundation. First Wednesday memberships are available; contact the box office at 800.988.4253. Members have a choice of obtaining reserved seats for the series. Visit artcenter.org for more info. The Center is located at 340 No. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. The 2012-2013 WOW First Wednesdays line-up: Sept. 5 - The Mar Dels: Oct. 3 - Sublime Jazz: Nov. 7 - Michael Sanchez Trio: Dec. 5 - Highland Way: Celebrate the holiday season with California's favorite Scottish band! Jan. 2 - Jean Isaacs' San
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have been donated to the International Kiwanis Project Eliminate . . . a program designed to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus, worldwide. Meanwhile, the Yard Sale netted $588.
2) Riding in a vehicle during interstate travel 3) Involved in an emergency 4) On an errand at the direction of their parent or guardian 5) With a parent or responsible adult 6) Exercising a First Amendment right protected by the U.S. Constitution
Events like this don’t just happen . . . people like Jim McIsaac, a club member, talked to good people like Tommy Miller, owner of Frontier Fence, John Trudell, Tim Cunning, and Carlos Romero. Frontier Fence provided fencing at no charge, which gave the event security and structure, the other gents all helped erect the fence and then tear it down post event. A lot of hard work, a lot of community effort. Club members turned out in force Saturday and had a grand time. They raised about $615 thanks to folks like you. If you’d like to be part of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido, or just to learn more about it, join us any Tuesday at 7am for breakfast at Cocina del Charro, 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Tell them the Man About Town sent you. Chances are, someone will buy you breakfast.
The police department will be doing curfew sweeps routinely in an effort to reduce the amount of curfew related crimes. One aspect of the sweeps will be to educate the community on the new curfew hours. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss the new curfew times with their children and ensure that they do not violate the new law inadvertently. Any questions regarding the curfew ordinance can be directed to Lt. Jim Stuard at 760-839-4704. ABC and Escondido Police Cite Escondido Store Clerk for Illegal Alcohol Sales to A Minor Agents of the California
‘Post Script’ Cont. from Page 3 ernment decided that we should nation-build that 7th century wasteland. There will be a cost to leaving but we're already paying a significant cost by being there. ••• Huh! Let the Predators and Reapers take care of the war with a few Spec.Ops. teams on the ground. Enough of this BS. This is costing lives and money, our money. Screw the freakin Islamists. If we had a government that had some testicles we would racial profile like every other country and tell the ACLU and the rest to GO SUCK A LEMON. Will we change out minds five years down the road when we are stepping on IED's? Afraid to go on a bus. Walk into a Federal building? When does the light go on in the heads of America? ••• As a former Adviser in Viet nam, I still hurt for the good ARVNs we left behind. That said, Viet Nam was winnable and actually won when we quit and ran like yellow dogs. I was getting my family out during the evacuation and was one of those yellow dogs that ran. Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) along with the Escondido Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit cited one store clerk for selling alcohol to a minor on Thursday, Aug 23rd. The action was the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of department agents attempted to purchase alcohol from 11 retail licensees in the city of Escondido. The clerk, employed by the Snack & Bottle Shop located in the 700 Block of East Valley Pkwy., who sold to the minor faces a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license of the business where alcohol was sold to a minor. That may include a fine, a suspension of the license, or the permanent revocation of the license. ABC is conducting the compliance checks statewide to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. Statistics have shown that young people
Afghanistan is different. We came in and trashed the bad guys in a few weeks and except for perhaps leaving a few SF teams, we should have been out for at least 10 years. The Vietnamese were and are reasonably civilized. I haven't heard anyone accuse the Afghanis of that. This problem belongs to Russia, China and Pakistan. Let them fix it.. ••• Excellent points Sam, and thank you sir for your service. Editor’s Note: We think Michael Yon is a national treasure . . . deserving of the respect and acclaim that another famous war correspondent earned . . . Ernie Pyle. His observations from the field, based on intimate relationships with all members of the various branches of the service . . . his relationships, sometimes contentious, with senior officers . . . his contacts with the intelligence community . . . and his streak of independence, all give him the credentials to speak his mind, based on knowledge, not on what is ‘politically/militarily correct.’ He tells it like it is. Or should be. We are proud to publish his work.
under the age of 21 have a higher rate of drunken driving fatalities than the general adult population. Minor Decoy operations have been conducted by local law enforcement throughout the state since the 1980s. When the program first began, the violation rate of retail establishments selling to minors was as high as 40 to 50 percent. When conducted on a routine basis, the rate has dropped in some cities as low as 10 percent or even below. In 1994, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that use of underage decoys is a valid tool of law enforcement to ensure that licensees are complying with the law. New Jail Mail Policy Announced by Sheriff’s Department Beginning September 1, 2012, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will adopt a new incoming mail ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10
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The Doctor is In! n’t reach many of the areas in the mouth at greatest risk for dental disease. NEW FLASH! Changes in the basic philosophy of oral hygiene are now san marcos dental center occurring based on 760.734.4311 new scientific sanmarcosdentalcenter.com research, with new products and techniques being San Marcos Dental Center introduced. Here are just a few:
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Oral Hygiene – Tradition Versus Scientific Facts Despite being science-based professionals, dentists and hygienists teach oral hygiene based on traditions with no research base. Tooth brushing is one of those traditions. There are many studies comparing different types of tooth brushes (manual, power, soft or hard bristles, etc.) assuming that toothbrushing is the most important oral hygiene activity essential for oral health. Granted, tooth brushing removes more plaque (bacterial colonies) than not brushing BUT such an ingrained habit tends to ignore that toothbrushing does-
1. Interproximal First – Plaque first accumulates on the proximal (between teeth) surfaces of your teeth with your lower molars and premolars (bicuspids), followed by your upper molars. The lingual (tongue side) surfaces of your upper teeth accumulate very little plaque. Start by “dry brushing” first, then flossing or “tipping” between your teeth. 2. Dry Brush First – No water or toothpaste to start! Do this with your entire mouth until it feels clean, then add toothpaste for breath refreshment and fluoride treatment! 3.
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Left… Difficult areas to clean – Almost all studies show that the most difficult area to clean is your lower right back teeth if you’re right handed, and your lower left back teeth if you’re left handed … so spend a little more time there. Most toothbrushing brochures suggest brushing your front teeth first, which is the area of your mouth “least” likely to accumulate plaque. You should start in the areas of greatest risk. Simply changing your toothbrushing pattern will increase your effectiveness. 4. Most Effective Plaque Removal – Xylitol is a natural sugar that bacteria can’t metabolize. It interferes with the acid production by the bacteria in mouth and reduces the plaque levels there. If consumed 3-5 times daily, xylitol reduces plaque accumulation by 50%! Toothbrushing depends on your dexterity, Xylitol works no matter what your toothbrushing
skill level is. Just chew gum, use toothpaste (Sply, Epic, Squigle, etc.) a mouthrinse, suck on candy, etc. as long as it has xylitol in it! Between it and a thorough brushing you will decrease your susceptibility to decay and periodontal disease significantly! 5. Remineralization – Studies now show that with a more scientifically based approach to Oral Hygiene, along with using toothpastes having xylitol and fluoride in them, it’s not only possible to prevent decay and disease, we can even remineralize those areas in our mouth that are damaged by bacteria accumulation (plaque). In Conclusion: When you change your approach to Oral Hygiene and base it on Scientific Facts instead of the old, traditional methods, you’ll be much more effective in preventing decay and gum disease … and have a much healthier body! We all know a healthier body means a better and often longer life!
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We welcome the fall season (and football!) as we traditionally close out summer and enter the fall. Silvergate Retirement Residences and Alzheimer’s Care . . . 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA. 760.744.4484
Labor Day! Sept. 3rd An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin Let the games begin! It’s football time! Fall is here and we welcome Labor Day as we transition from summer to fall! Happy Labor Day from your friends at Geib Lumber 437 South Santa Fe Ave. Vista, CA (760) 726-1890
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Spring, Summer, Fall, we are here for you during all seasons. Labor Day signifies the beginning of fall. We’re here for our hardware needs. Escondido Lumber 310 South Quince Street Escondido, CA
Ronnie’s Service Center 760.746.6931 Asks all Readers of The Paper to remember the contribution of America’s workers who made us what we are today! God Bless America! 207 Valley Parkway Escondido, CA.
Though our summer has been mild, we welcome fall (and football!) We salute our nation’s workers who helped us become the nation we are today! Dave’s Computer Repair & Sales 112 N. Kalmia 432.2095
We are proud to serve and protect Escondido - and we are proud of the many associations, such as ours, that have worked together for a great America!
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Page 10 - August 30, 2012 ‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 7 Diego Dance Theater: Feb. 6 - Billy Lee and The Swamp Critters: March 6 Stoney B Blues Band: April 3 - David De Alva: May 1 - Maricahi Garibaldi: June 5 - Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez and Lava Jam: Registration Open for Fall Enrichment Classes in San Marcos - The City of San Marcos is currently taking registration for enrichment classes offered from September through December 2012. Classes are held on an ongoing basis at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, unless otherwise noted. The full range of classes offered includes dance, fitness, art, Mommy and Me classes, music, gymnastics, and more. New classes include Mommy & Me Spanish, Cartooning, and Gears to Robots. Residents are encouraged to check out the full guide of offerings and detailed descriptions at www.san‐marcos.net. Registration is offered online for most classes. OASIS North County – is starting their new trimester in September. If you have not received your catalog in the mail, stop by one of the Centers and pick up a copy. There will be several new and exciting classes, as well as your favorites. Oasis North County invites you to participate in the adult programs for 50+. New classes start each week. Have fun learning many things. OASIS is located at the Escondido Sr. Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido. Register early; register now. A one-time trimester processing fee of $10 is charged in addition to class fee. Complete registrations online at www.oasisnet.org/escondido, or call 760.796.6020. Additional classes and information is on the website. Volunteer at Escondido’s Dixon Lake 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day I Love A Clean San Diego and the California Coastal Commission are hosting the 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Join almost 10,000 volunteers at over 90 sites throughout the County, including Dixon Lake in Escondido, and volunteer to pick up trash and recyclables along shorelines and surrounding trails. The City of Escondido serves as captain and sponsor for the Dixon Lake site. The cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Water, bags, and gloves will be provided if you need them, but you are encouraged to bring your own reusable items (gloves, buckets, and water bottles) to reduce waste! Advance registration is preferred; you may register online at www.cleanupday.org or by calling the I Love A Clean San Diego hotline at (800) 237-2583.
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Porchie weighs a mere seven pounds, walks well on leash and is house-trained. With her eagerto-please temperament she gets along well with other dogs and we know she will do fine with children and cats. Porchie is simply adorable and will make a sensational indoor pet for anyone in any living situation. She seems to be a 2 year old Chihuahua-Jack Russell terrier blend. Like all our pups, Porchie is spayed and microchipped. Her vaccines and rabies are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more pictures please visit her on our website as well as other pups in our rescue that need homes. www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 7 policy for its seven jails. It means the only acceptable form of incoming mail will be postcards and electronic mail (email). Incoming letters will no longer be accepted and will be returned to sender. Mail postmarked before September 1st will be accepted and delivered. The only exception to this new rule is legal mail between the inmate and an attorney, courts and/or other law enforcement agencies. Official mail sent directly from local, state or government offices will also be accepted. (i.e., “Social Security”, “Veteran's Affairs”, “Child Support Services”, “Unemployment”, “Welfare”, “Health and Human Services”, “Probation”, etc.) The letters will be inspected for authenticity prior to delivery to inmates. Any mail from providers of post-release programming or services needs to be addressed to the counseling division for dissemination. It will be screened and provided to inmates.
Raihan is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 2 year old, 9 pound, spayed, female, Siamese - Lilac Point mix cat. Her name means, "Fragrance of Heaven." Raihan was transferred to RCHS through our FOCAS program. The first thing that most people notice is her bright blue eyes. All the cats in the RCHS cattery are beautiful, but there's something about Raihan that leaves a lasting impression. Raihan's adoption fee of $145 includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. Meet Raihan at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
The goal is to promote safety by limiting contraband such as drugs and weapons from being smuggled into jails via envelopes. Any personal documents requiring inmate signature produced at the facility, where the inmate is housed, will be provided to the inmate for signature and promptly returned to the person delivering the document. Postcards must be rectangular, at least 3½ inches high x 5 inches long but no larger than 4¼ inches high and 6 inches long. Incoming postcards with any of the following will be deemed unacceptable: •Altered or layered (taking two postcards and taping them together) •Marked with paint, crayon, glitter, labels, stains, and cosmetics such as lipstick or perfume •Depictions of nudity, weapons, gang references, criminal activity, codes, writings or images that may incite violence, riot, racism or threaten the security of any San Diego County jail facility.
Chocolate Chip is a 6month-old spayed female bunny, ID 66471. Chocolate Chip is super sweet (hence her name) and is easy to handle. She is litterbox trained and loves her daily run time and dining on fresh greens. Chocolate Chip is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $25 adoption fee in August includes her spay, microchip and vet exam. The Escondido Humane Society is reducing all adoption fees to just $25 for all animals in August. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Photo postcards will be accepted. You can still deposit money to an inmate's account by visiting any detention facility or online through the Sheriff's Commissary or by contacting the inmate's attorney to facilitate a deposit. Inmates can still write letters from jail. Notifications about the new postcard only policy have been posted in cell modules and jail lobbies. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/WPLNJ. Helpful Links: Who's in Jail http://goo.gl/mWc5G Jail Commissary http://www.sdsheriffcommissary.com/ Detention Facilities http://goo.gl/OXxH2
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Grand Opening of Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza The City off Escondido will hold a grand opening celebration of the Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza on Friday, September 7, 2012. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Plaza, located on Maple Street between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway. There also will be musical entertainment by the Platte River Band, as well as the crowning of Dick and Anne Lievers as the King and Queen of the Grape Day Festival which will be held the next day, September 8 at Grape Day Park. The Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza offers a destination for people of all ages to sit and
relax, visit local businesses or engage with members of the community in a vibrant public space. The street has been constructed as a “festival street,” with a single, one-way lane from south to north, with no curbs or on-street parking. Through the use of removable bollards, the street can be closed to car traffic for special events making the block a people place. The project also features decorative paving, distinctive landscaping and artwork, dramatic LED lighting, interactive water feature, and two large gateway structures at each end of the project. The Maple Street Plaza will also provide a pedestrianfriendly connection between Grand Avenue and City Hall, the California Center for the Arts Escondido, and Grape Day Park Come join us at this exciting community celebration as we turn a street for cars into a street for people.
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last week, San Diego had the honor of hosting border Mayors from the United States and Mexico for the third annual US-Mexico Border Mayors Association Binational Summit. Mayors and other dignitaries from 25 cities in California, Baja California, Sonora, Arizona, Chihuahua, Texas, Cohuila and Nuevo Leon came together to discuss issues that are important to all of us. Public safety and border crossings often grab the headlines when we discuss the relationship between the US and Mexico, and those topics were certainly
Replacing sewer lines in the older parts of the system will provide more reliable service and require less ongoing maintenance. To avoid
San Marcos Goes Back to School As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute. While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that relief is on
Buena Vista Lagoon Restoration Project
This summit was an opportunity for American and Mexican mayors to collaborate on topics that affect us all, and to consolidate the friendship ties and mutual understanding among our communities and governments. As a proud participant in a mega region with Tijuana, San Diego was a fitting location, and I was heartened to hear that my mayoral colleagues on both sides of the border are just committed as I have been to make our border a safe and secure place where trade, commerce and culture can thrive.
Great improvements are coming our way! At the request of the cities of Oceanside and Carlsbad, SANDAG recently agreed to assume the lead in advancing the environmental document for the restoration of Buena Vista Lagoon, which is located along the borders of Oceanside, Carlsbad and the I-5. This project is vital to enhancing and restoring approximately 200 acres of wetland habitat, and SANDAG estimates that it will cost approximately $1 million to complete the environmental document for the restoration effort. Both Oceanside and Carlsbad will
the traditional open trench replacement type of construction (tearing up the road to remove the pipes), the City will apply a trenchless technology using a pipe lining process to rehabilitate the existing sewer pipes. Using the special liner, the new pipe is created “within the existing pipe,” thus eliminating the need to excavate the roads. The trenchless technology provides great benefits to the community, as the method is less costly than replacing the pipes and the work is completed in a few days versus six-to-nine months allocated for the traditional open trench pipe construction. If you would like to learn more, please call the Engineering Department at 760.639.6111.
the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are nearing completion. More than $41 million of construction projects are being completed to improve the dubious SR-78 bottleneck. Improvements include the replacement of the Nordahl Bridge interchange, auxiliary lane additions and other widening projects, which will be completed this fall. During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and set those alarm clocks a little earlier, providing ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
addressed. But we also talked about our strong ties through economic development, tourism and culture.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Throughout the city, old sewer collection systems are nearing the end of their useful life. Replacing the aging pipes will greatly reduce the possibility of future leaks or costly emergency repairs. The City is currently in its third year of using a phased approach to replace the outdated portions of the collection system. The construction project is being funded from sewer revenues which residents pay through their monthly sewer bills.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
be contributing $100,000 each, with the remaining funds coming from the environmental work that is already underway for the North Coast Corridor 1-5 Express Lanes Project. Additionally, SANDAG will soon begin work on designing a new double track rail bridge, replacing the old one that currently spans the lagoon. Concurrently, Caltrans is working to identify alternatives for improving the nearby 1-5/Hwy. 78 interchange to address issues of regional connectivity and congestion. The whole idea is getting everyone on the same page to enhance our area, while being sensitive to the needs of this delicate and beautiful environment that surrounds us each day.
Page 12 - August 30, 2012 Having the desktop “homework workstation” at home also fits nicely into parental comfort zones.
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How to “Want” What You “Need” There is often a compromise between what we want and what we need. Our houses, cars and vacations would probably be much different if suddenly we won the lottery. So it is to a lesser extent with computers. A high school student needs access to a computer to survive. For schoolwork they only “need” a PC that can use the Internet and compose homework. Most any desktop PC with XP and MS Office will fill that. We have gobs of good used PCs ranging in price from $175 to $275. It’s a good idea to allow a teen have his/her own personal computer if possible. PC sharing can cause family tensions.
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What every teen “wants” is a smart-phone with 4G, a tablet and a “cool” notebook PC. The well-equipped teen only needs to come home to change clothes. For teen-age business and science majors and “jocks,” those Android devices will cost about a grand. Arts and Drama majors will want Appleware to comfortably mesh with their clique. Figure two grand. Most adults aren’t nearly as dependent on their devices for social interaction and status. “Cool” takes a back seat to function. We’re going to discuss how to tell whether or not your old PC can still “cut the mustard” and how to optimize the selection process if you need a new one.
to know these things in order to determine whether your PC is capable of doing what you want it to do, whether it can be upgraded to meet your needs or whether it has trade in value. Lets get started. Left click on the start button (lower left) and go to “Computer” (Vista or Win 7) or “My Computer” (Win XP). Right click on “Computer” then left click on “Properties.” This brings up a screen that answers the questions concerning your operating system and its revision level, identifies the CPU and tells you how much and what kind of RAM you have. Either screen print this data or jot it down. Now go back to “Computer or My Computer” and
left click. This brings up information on the size of your hard drive and the type of optical drive you have. In addition to telling you the size of your hard drive it also displays how much of it you’ve used. Also print or write down this information. Next list things you do with your PC and programs you use. List also things you don’t like about the way your PC and things you would like to do but can’t. Armed with this information you’re ready to “talk turkey.” If you want to have some fun, call Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” and discuss your options. After you stop laughing give us a call or stop in. Next week we’ll discuss options.
Step one is to know what your existing PC is and what it has in it. Knowing whether it’s a Dell, HP or Gateway isn’t helpful. You need to know what CPU (processor) you have, how much and what kind of RAM you have, the size of the hard drive and how much of it you have used and what operating system you’re using. You need
State Senate passed Assembly Bill 1522, which will prevent assaulted spouses from enduring No citizen should have to finan- the same fate as Ms. Harris. cially support an abuser, especially once their abuser has been Crystal Harris has taken abuse convicted of felony sexual not only from her ex-husband assault. but from the judicial system, the very institution designed to proHowever, this is exactly what tect our citizens. happened to Crystal Harris. I commend Ms. Harris’ resolve Crystal Harris is a San Diego to ensure that California law local who was sexually assaulted protects future victims from by her husband. Her husband unjust alimony obligations, and was then convicted of felony I urge the Governor to sign AB assault. Even though convicted, 1522 into law. he was awarded alimony during the subsequent divorce proceed- Senator Mark Wyland represents ings. the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes San Diego It is a tragic misfortune that (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, California Family Law allowed Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel this outcome. Valley) and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho In response to the victimization Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, and torment of having to pay Vista the south Orange County her attacker, Crystal Harris has cities of San Clemente and San been tenacious in working with Juan Capistrano. the legislature to change current law. Last week, the California
Sacramento Spending Spree
A recent article in the Sacramento Bee highlighted the view shared by the majority party that the state has made significant budget cuts and "spending (today) is 11% below California’s prerecession peak." However, a closer examination indicates that spending is actually on the rise. Total spending is projected to increase by 6%, from $135.1 billion last year to $142.6 billion this year. The 2012-13 budget adopted in June also grows state General Fund expenditures from $87.0 billion to $91.3 billion, a nearly 5% increase. To make matters worse, in the last two weeks, the Legislature passed bills that
will add billions in new spending. For example, 358 bills passed out of the fiscal committees of both houses that will cost taxpayers an estimated $2.3 billion! In addition to direct state spending increases, the fiscal committees passed a number of bills that would have facilitated increased local taxes. These measures eroded constitutional provisions protecting citizens through reduction of the vote threshold needed to impose new taxes. Thankfully, I joined with a number of my fiscally conservative colleagues to keep these measures from reaching the Governor’s desk. For more information on state budget issues, visit the website link below: www.CABudgetFactCheck. com
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North County Singles Scene
Kathy B. Ever considered exploring alternatives to night clubs for meeting potential dates? Allow me to assist. Although we have many wonderful bar and night club venues in North County, sometimes we may want to think outside of the “bar scene” box. With the advent of the internet, our options have widened considerably. One option would be the dating websites. While there are many “pay” dating sites easily available, there are a few that do not cost a penny. PlentyOfFish.com is free,
thanks to its advertisers, is now world-wide and has several million singles profiles to choose from. If you are into hiking, biking, walking, running, certain breeds of dogs or cats, knitting, cooking, drinking wine, dancing or just about ANYTHING, there’s Meetup.com. They offer local mutual interest groups by the thousands and is free to join. On September 5th, Lyle, Evelyn and I will be at Chin’s Szechwan on Escondido Blvd before the First Wednesdays’ free concert at the California Center for the Arts. After trying one of Chin’s $3 drink specials, a delicious cup of coffee or one of their flavored iced teas, we will then head over to the Center for the 7 pm Concert. The 9/5 concert will be San Diego’s most well-known and loved nostalgia band, the Mar Dels. I’m especially excited to hear the Mar Dels this time as they have added some songs from the 80’s and 90’s into their repertoire. Please join us! 760-664-7544 about The Hearing Loss Association meetings. This is a good newspaper. Thank you for it. Sincerely, Toni Showerman Escondido, CA
Letters to the Editor Farewell to Eric Dear Lyle, I went to the Senior Center today just to pick up The Paper. When I got home the first thing I read was about Eric Wormser passing away. I saw his picture there and read below it. I didn't read anything in the NCT obituary, therefor, I was at least happy to learn about his passing from your news article. Yes, he will be missed. I read your paper all the time and also submit notices to Evelyn about EMPAC General meetings. At one time, I used to submit notices
Editor’s Note: What a lovely note! I have forwarded a copy of the original to Dorothy Wormser, Eric’s widow. Eric and Dorothy were an inseparable pair and a delight to know. While we understand Dorothy’s desire to move to Virginia to be closer to their oldest son, we shall miss Dorothy as well. Very, very special people. Thank you for writing.
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Richard H. Garhartt, Sr. March 16, 1932 July 18, 2012 Richard died peacefully in his sleep. He had battled back from heart valve replacement, bladder cancer, and multiple strokes, which took what was left of his vision, after macular degeneration. Born in Albany, New York, to Leigh and Carrie. Preceeded in death by his wife of 49 years, Olga. Survived by daughter, Grace Hayse, of Escondido; sons, Richard Garhartt, Jr. of Oceanside; Michael Garhartt, of San Diego, and Douglas Garhartt, of San Clemente, CA. He has ten grandchildren. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. Later, he worked in the Phone Company as an Auto Mechanic for 15 years. He was a loving husband, a great father and a patriot. Richard held several different part time jobs. He was a model for DuBrule Hairpieces, a security guard for celebrities performing in town, he guarded property for Pardee Homes. He was in the first group of Mira Mesa volunteers (RSVP), a volunteer group that checks on seniors and people away on vacation. When he wasn't working he loved hunting and fishing. He was the cook of the family and there was always room for one more at his table. The family wishes to most gratefully thank the staff of “Eagle’s Nest,” (Board and Care home) for their loving care of Richard. May God bless you all.
Services to be held at Fort Rosecrans in San Diego, September 4th at 11:00 AM. Both Richard and Olga will be interred with military honors. Arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives, Escondido.
Olga Garhartt February 14, 1936 June 14, 1994 Born in Ajo, Arizona, daughter of Maria and Erasmo Valenzuela. She died from Lymphoma Cancer, five years after having had a heart transplant. She was the first of two women to ever complete police FBI training in the city of San Diego. She was a revolver expert and a black belt in judo, karate and aikido. She worked at the Navy Exchange at Miramar Naval Air Station as store security. She had to leave that job when her heart problems developed. She managed her son, Michael’s rock band, “Kaos.” She did a bit part in a comedy movie with Rich Little, well known impersonator of the 1960’s, in which she played a drunk. She was the 58th recipient of a heart transplant and the first diabetic to receive a transplant. She was also written about in a book, “Into the Light,” dealing with neardeath experiences. Following the publication of this book she was quoted in the San Diego Tribune as saying she was no longer afraid of death. It was beautiful. She is survived by daughter, Grace Hayse, of Escondido; sons, Richard Garhartt, Jr. of Oceanside; Michael Garhartt, of San Diego, and Douglas Garhartt, of San Clemente, CA. She has ten grandchildren. She will be re-interred with her late husband, Richard H. Garhartt on September 4th at 11:00 AM, at Fort Rosecrans, California. Arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives, Escondido.
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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2 They raped our women. Some say that they even shot folks' hound dogs. Now, ever time you line up to hit somebody today, I want you to think about that!" When the teams took the field to line up for the kick off, Coach Vaught noticed one of his big tackles just staring across the field. He went over and said "You ready to go, Joe?" "Yeah, Coach," says Joe. "But Coach, would you do me a favor?" says
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Death Notices Shirley Ann Fickentsher, 77, of Poway, CA., passed away on August 22nd, 2012. Lucille R. Gearhart, 91, of Escondido, CA., passed away on August 26th, 2012. Jesus A. Cortez, 73, of Vista, Ca., passed away on August 23rd, 2012.
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The Paper ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00055606-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Felisha Chavez on behalf of Kohl Rockwell, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Kohl Alexander Rockwell to Proposed name Kohl Alexander Chavez. 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 18th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 07/25/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 & 8/30/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00056143-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Larry Arriaga filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Larry Arriaga and Marisol Margarita Arriaga, respectively, to Proposed name Larry Martinez and Marisol Margarita Martinez, respectively. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date:September 25th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 08/08/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/6/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021684
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020577
The name of the business: PreVision Properties, located at 1903 San Marcos Dr., San Marcos, CA., 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Karen I. Loera 1903 San Marcos Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business wasn/a. /s/Karen I. Loera This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/13/2012. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 & 9/06/2012
The name of the business: Secured Asset Funding, Inc., located at 910 W. San Marcos Bl., Ste 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Secured Asset Management Inc. 910 W. San Marcos Bl. Ste 103 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joseph Petrocelli, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/01/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-019925 The name of the business: MTZ Commander, located at 597 Iona Court, Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Sergio Martinez 597 Iona Court Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sergio Martinez, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/24/2012. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020876 The name of the business: Trinity Motorsports, located at 1593 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Shasta Cerulli 1264 Hillcrest Lane Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Shasta Cerulli This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/03/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00055582-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Cheryl Ann Shattuck Crysler, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Cheryl Ann Shattuck Crysler to Proposed name Cheryl Ann Shattuck Morgan. 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 11th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 07/24/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/6/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020561 The name of the business: Timeless Toffee, located at 1219 E. Barham Dr., #12, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Donna M. Duggan 1219 E. Barham Dr., #12 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/2012. /s/Donna M. Duggan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/01/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-019423 The name of the business: Custom Cabinets, JR Carpentry, located at 1225 Granite Rd, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 , is hereby registered by the following: Raul Reyna Montiel and Es Meral Da Reyes Lucas 1225 Granite Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Raul Reyna Montiel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/19/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012
AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00054359-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Piper Jaclyn Lichty, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Piper Jaclyn Lichty to Proposed name Piper Jaclyn Martin. 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 25th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 07/26/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-019511
The name of the business: The M.A.D. Studio Public Art Gallery, San Marcos, located at 1605 Griffin St., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Lily Scherman 1605 Griffin St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lily Scherman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 07/19/2012. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020712 The name of the business: Pit Stop Diner, located at 815 Birmingham Dr., Cardiff, CA. 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Artemios and Theoni Kefallinos 2437 Unicornio St. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Theoni Kefallinos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/02/2012. 8/16, 8/23/8/30 & 9/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020246
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020981 The name of the business: Chaplos Restaurant & Bar, located at 925 B The name of the business: Datapro, St., San Diego, CA. 92101, is hereDatapro Mapping Solutions, located by registered by the following: at 4865 Frazee Rd. #914, Oceanside, The Lobby at the Old Chicago LP CA. 92057, is hereby registered by 925 B St., Ste 401 the following: San Diego, Ca. 92101 Michael Ronald Higgerson This business is conducted by a 4865 Frazee Rd. #914 Limited Partnership. First day of Oceanside, Ca. 92057 business was n/a. This business is conducted by an /s/Irene Pedroza, General Partner individual. First day of business was This statement was filed with n/a. Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., /s/Michael Ronald Higgerson County Clerk/Recorder of San This statement was filed with Diego County on 7/27/2012. Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012 County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020345 The name of the business: Anastos Contractors, located at 4207 Chasin St., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Alex Anastos 4207 Chasin St. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alex Anastos This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/30/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020912 The name of the business: Hella Hard, Hella Hard Clothing, located at 750 Marigold Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Mustafa S. Konukcu 750 Marigold Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Mustafa S. Konukcu This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/03/2012. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 and 9/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020859 The name of the business: Aroma Avenue, located at 1405 S. El Camino Real, #111B, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Royal State Investments, LLC 333 Paloma Bay Ct. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Yazan R. Muowahiid, Mgr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/03/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012
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The name of the business: LittleLiving Daycare, located at 923 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: FilteredLiving, LLC 923 Eucalyptus Avenue Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/April Brooks-Dresman, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/07/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021158 The name of the business: Happiness Nails & Spa, located at 4140 Oceanside Blvd, #155, Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Ameritran Investment, Inc. 369 Valley Heights Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Binh Tran, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/07/2012. 8/09, 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021603 The name of the business: Coast North, located at 31970 Via Giannelli, Bonsall, CA. 92003, is hereby registered by the following: Cindy T. Lloyd 31970 Via Giannelli Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cindy T. Lloyd This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/13/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00056397-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Violetta Inna Sansone and Steven Van Sansone, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Scarlett Colleen Sansone to Proposed name Francesca Colleen Sansone. 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 2, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 08/16/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021843
The name of the business: Innovative Commercial Funding, located at 719 Almond Road, San Mrcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Paul T. and Lisa A. Socia 719 Almond Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 8/15/12. /s/Paul T. Socia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/15/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022130 The name of the business: Groutsmith San Diego, located at 705 Center Drive, Suite 108, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 is hereby registered by the following: GAV Investments, LLC 705 Center Drive Suite 108-252 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Janice Goka, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/17/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021930 The name of the business: Conscious Awareness, Conscious Awareness Institute, located at 900 La Fiesta Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Riti Di Angeli 900 La Fiesta Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Riti Di Angeli This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/16/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022228 The name of the business: North County Welding and Fabrication, North County Fabrication, North County Welding, located at 255 Walnut Hills Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Michael A and Lorena Solce 255 Walnut Hills Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael A. Solce This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/20/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021307 The name of the business: So Cal Trike Center, Dusk to Dawn Motorcycle Service, located at 1050 Linda Vista Dr. #B, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Rix M. Eden 2128 Buena Creek Road Vista, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/1/1991. /s/Rix M. Eden This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/09/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022086 The name of the business: Bozzay Property Management, located at 2038 Camino Drive, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Tibor Bozzay 2038 Camino Drive Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/17/2012. /s/Tibor Bozzay This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/17/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012
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The name of the business: Pacific Market, located at 1450- W. Mission Rd, #PQ, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Raghed Saco 1005 La Pluma Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/2012. /s/Raghed Saco, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/28/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022515 The name of the business: SAFA Transport, located at 1039 Bartlett Dr., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Antonio and Maria O. Salazar 1039 Bartlett Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 6/15/2010. /s/Antonio Salazar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/23/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021314 The name of the business: San Marcos Apartments, located at 233 W. San Marcos Blvd., #61, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Kathleen M. Lockhart, Trustee 13 Beacon Bay Newport Beach, CA. 92660 This business is conducted by A Trust. First day of business was 8/01/2005. /s/Kathleen M. Lockhart, Trustee, the John C. Lockhart Children’s Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/09/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022707 The name of the business: Active Inkwear, located at 4863 Dulin Rd., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Stephen Michael Estes 4863 Dulin Rd. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stephen Michael Estes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/24/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022615 The name of the business: PM Cleaning, located at 272 Gannet Dr., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Jamie Martinez 272 Gannet Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jamie Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/23/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012
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