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Volume 52 - No. 37
by lyle e davis
This cover story started out the way most cover stories start out. As an idea.
The idea: How could I, a notorious heathen, possibly comment upon the various Christian churches in North San Diego County? And to what purpose?
Well, the answer to the first question was easy. I would start going The Paper - 760.747.7119
to church. Regularly. Yes, I’m fully aware that many of my family and friends who know me and my often anti-cleric stands, who know of my many years of following Deism, and, more recently, the basic tenets of the Baha’i, would likely suffer fits of apoplexy (the old time word for cerebrovascular accident; seldom used anymore except by cranky old, curmudgeonly editors who enjoy confusing his readers with obsolete words. Today, it generally means “a state of extreme rage or excitement.”)
So far, none of my family or friends have suffered a fatal seizure at the mere mention of lyle crossing the threshold of a church. The second question is also easy to address.
We absolutely love Joel Osteen, the handsome, smiling, television preacher who appears in the San Diego market every Sunday morning at 9am on ABC television (KGTV). He is an eloquent speaker, well prepared, always inspiring,
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always with just enough humor to bring forth a chuckle or two as well as a frequent smile, if not outright laughter. And, wonder of wonders! He gives his total message within a 30 minute time period! Would that more pastors attained that goal! All too many pastors are way too long winded . . . even the good ones. Memo to Pastors: Keep your sermons to 30 minutes. Maximum.
We absolutely love great preachers . . . such as the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and the late Dr.
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their best ‘Sunday go to meetin’ clothes.” Kinda like the old days.
“Surely,” I thought, “we must have some outstanding, inspiring speakers in North San Diego County. Let’s go see if we can find us some.” Well, there are.
Some of the churches offer both traditional music at one service and contemporary Christian music at the other. I, personally, don’t care much for the contemporary ‘New Age’ Christian music. I prefer the traditional church hymns and, even more, good old gospel music. The contemporary music is generally aimed at the younger demographic. The churches try to reach a broad spectrum, demographically, something for every age group and gender. Some churches are brilliantly organized and have grown like Topsy.
Robert Schuller, when he was healthy and didn’t have the financial and family problems that burened him during his final years. Great, great speakers.
Several pastors are outstanding speakers. Highly motivational, excellent senses of humor, and they have the talent to impart wisdom without you knowing you just went to school and learned something. Pretty sneaky, these guys. But I learned a lot more by going to church. Church has changed. In many cases, a lot. In others, not so much.
For example, some of our pastors take the pulpit in blue jeans and a sport shirt, polo shirt, or in several cases, a tee shirt. They might wear sandals, or sneakers. (Jesus, as I recall, wore sandals). The congregation pretty much mirrors their pastor. Some churches are ultra casual, ultra cool, others somewhere in between that mode and the traditional suit and tie for the pastor, perhaps covered with a majestic robe, and the congregants dressed up in
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
Stoped by a roadside food stand that had a sign that said, “Lobster Tails $2.’
I paid my $2 and he says, “Once upon a time there was this lobster . . . .” •••• When your kid learns the meaning of the word "irony," it's time to stop spanking him as a punishment for hitting. •••• If you're drunkand you know it, hand your claps! •••• Just saw a Bentley at Applebee's. Pretty sure it was stolen. •••• 5 RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE:
1. Money cannot buy happiness but it’s more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle. 2. Forgive your enemy but
In some churches, musical groups, both instrumental and vocal, have taken the place of the more traditional choir. Other, more traditional churches, retain the choir.
We have two or three local churches that are on the verge of becoming a “mega-church,” much like that of Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
The best local examples of this are the North Coast Church, with the main campus in Vista, and satellite campuses in Carlsbad and Fallbrook; and Emmanual Faith, based in Escondido, and possessing a large, imposing campus and plenty of adequate parking to welcome
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remember the jerk's name. 3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they're in trouble again. 4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them. 5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk. •••• Why women make better assassins The CIA had an opening for an assassin.
After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were three finalists: two men and a woman.
For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. "We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair.....kill her!" The man said "You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife”.
The agent said, “Then you are not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home".
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, "I tried, but I can’t kill my wife."
By Sean Dietrich
Seara Burton is not dead. Not even close. I don’t care what you heard. It all started in Richmond, Indiana. It was a day like any other. An average Wednesday. A routine traffic stop. Around 6:30 p.m.
Officer Seara Burton was helping fellow officers with a motorist that had been pulled over. Her K-9 partner, Brev, leapt out of the cruiser to inspect the situation. To sniff for narcotics. A day like any other. Just an officer doing her job.
Burton talked to the motorist. The driver pulled out a pistol. No hesitation. He aimed for her facial area. He shot her in the head. Seara Burton. A dog lover. Nice looking. Funny. Amiable. Kind. She was about to get married. She had a familiar face with a matinee smile. She was 28. As I write this, they are taking Seara off life support. But make no mistake, Seara Burton is still very
What will happen next is simple. Her organs will be harvested by surgeons because Seara is an organ donor. Medical staffers will wheel her into an operating room. A surgical team will remove her vitals, one by one.
Likely her liver, kidney, pancreas, lungs, heart, intestines, corneas, middle ear, sections of skin, pieces of bone, bone marrow, uterus, heart valves, connective tissue, or parts of her vascular system. Medical teams will ship her donations to parts unknown. Maybe even across the nation. Meaning, Seara’s heart might continue beating. Her liver might continue functioning. Her kidneys. Her pancreas. Her eyes. Her bones. Seara’s body will not perish. Instead, she will save those who are about to. Just like Officer Wilbert Mora’s
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The agent said, “You don’t have what it takes, so take your wife and go home." Finally, it was the woman’s turn. She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls.
one at each corner, plus a black flag of ISIS in the center.
“This gun is loaded with blanks,” she said. “I had to kill him with the chair.” •••• Overheard a lady saying she wouldn’t let her child watch Peppa Pig because it encourages bad bahavior like, “Jumping in puddles.”
She replied, "So you can help me save the planet."
After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping sweat from her brow.
I watched Road Runner cartoons when I was a kid and I haven’t blown anyone up with dynamite. Yet.
•••• NEW SENIOR HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
The older we get the wiser we become.
We've disconnected our home alarm system and quit our candyass Neighborhood Watch. Bought two Pakistani flags on eBay and raised them in the front yard,
Now, the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service and other agencies are all watching the house 24/7. I've never felt safer and we're saving $49.95 a month. •••• Today, in the cutest voice, my 6year-old granddaughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?"
I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" “Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said. •••• No matter how big a hammer you use, you can't pound common sense into stupid people. •••• Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the “M” is silent. •••• I chose the road less traveled. Now, where the hell am I? •••• I just had a physical and the doctor said don’t eat anything fatty.
“You mean like bacon and burgers?
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the sinners and saved alike. They also helped the Mission Hills Church in San Marcos form up and then become an independent entity, separate and distinct from their original parent.
Here then, is my journey amongst the North County Christian churches. Obviously, I could not get to all of them. It took about three months of going to church every Sunday, sometimes twice on Sunday, in order to survey these churches. If you have a church we missed and you’d like us to attend and give our observations, drop us a note at: email@example.com We’ll try to follow up.
We list the churches in our order of preference . . . churches that, if we were to become a Christian, we would be most likely to join, and the reasons why we like that particular church. Most often . . . it’s the personality of The Pastor . . . The Man in Charge (at least here on Planet Earth): New Song Community Church 3985 Mission Avenue Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 560-5000 http://www.newsongchurch.com/ Lead Pastor Hal Seed This is a great church with a superb pastor. This visit almost didn’t happen.
I had, I thought, pretty much completed my research and had what I thought was a fair and representative sample of North County Churches.
At the last mniute I decided to visit one more church, the New Song Community Church. I’m glad I did.
Pastor Jim Britts gave the sermon and he was brilliant. Lots of humor, common sense, illustrative stories, modern parables and, of course, scripture. Housed in a building that is large (it used to be a Dixiline Lumber location), it has multiple service centers and rooms to meet, rooms for infants, group rooms . . a lot of room. They have about 1500 members and provide four services every weekend.
Music is mostly Contemporary but some good old gospel as well (they performed, for example, “How Great Thou Art,” a classic gospel song). Pastor Britts was filling in for Hal Seed, the Lead Pastor who was on a leave of absence in order to catch up on his studying, reading, and completion of a new book. Pastor Britts did an outstanding job
of filling in. I thought at the time, “if this man is a substitute and is this great, what must the Lead Pastor be like?” I found out. I have attended several services led by Pastor Seed and he is turly a magnificent speaker and person. (Pastor Britts is strong enough he could well pastor his own church. And I’d attend, just to hear him again. Very, very well done. North Coast Church 2405 North Santa Fe Avenue Vista, CA. 760.724.6700 Lead Pastor: Chris Brown
One church, multiple locations www.northcoastchurch.com
Services: 5:30pm Saturday, Sunday, 7:30am Early Bird Cafe’ Sunday, 9am & 11am, Video Cafe, Edge, The Message, & North Coast LIVE 9am&11am, Carlsbad Fallbrook campus
12:45pm LIVE 6:00 pm Last Call, Encore & Country Gospel 7pm - Green Oak Ranch
This is a HUGE campus with multiple buildings and multiple services. The live service is delivered via video to both Carlsbad and Fallbrook campuses, plus the service is videotaped for viewing later.
We saw Chris Brown deliver the service. Superb speaker, great sense of humor, very casually dressed (as were the congregants, for the most part). The church was packed solid. Plenty of parking, lots of friendly volunteers to help guide you into parking and to point you in the right direction. Cafe’, coffee, snack stands, and plenty of tables outside to sit and chat with your family and friends. Very warm, loving feeling. Terrific sermon. Music is generally contemporary, but very, very well done.
North Coast Church is currently the largest church in the Evangelical Free Church of America with over 9,000 in weekend attendance. The main campus is located in Vista, California, with two nearby Video Venue campuses located in the cities of Carlsbad and Fallbrook. Known for its innovation and strong emphasis on Bible teaching, North Coast is organized around small groups, most of which are Sermon-based. These groups (which North Coast calls Growth Groups) meet weekly to dig deeper into the previous weekend’s teaching and text with an emphasis on application and building community among the members. The participation rate in these small groups has exceeded 80% of average adult weekend attendance every year since 1985. In 1998, North Coast pioneered the concept of Video Venues, which helped to spawn and propagate the spread of the so-called multisite
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The Elizabeth Hospice is proud to be part of San Diego Gives, a day of local giving that shines a light on nonprofits throughout the Greater San Diego area. On Thursday, Sept. 8, there will be a 24-hour fundraiser to celebrate organizations that enhance the well-being of our community and its future.
We hope you'll consider donating to The Elizabeth Hospice during this year's San Diego Gives campaign. You'll be helping to ensure that patients and their families dealing with the challenges of an advanced, life-limiting illness receive the medical and emotional support they need and deserve. Your gift will also help The Elizabeth Hospice continue to provide a wide range of support services to local children and adults grieving the death of their special person. You don't need to wait until Sept. 8 to donate. Early giving has begun.
movement among mega-churches. Birthed out of rapid growth and a shortage of worship space and time slots, the idea was to provide simultaneous worship experiences offering a variety of worship styles - yet all sharing in the same message and sermon either live or via a video feed. Currently, members can choose from over 22 worship options each weekend; each with its own unique worship style, time slot or location. Over the years, North Coast has received numerous awards including recognition as one of America’s Ten Most Influential Churches (Church Report’s Annual Survey of Large Church Pastors), one of American’s Most Innovative Churches (Outreach Magazine), and has consistently ranked as one of the 100 largest churches in the country (Outreach Magazine’s, Outreach 100).
Chris Brown has served as a Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church since 2004. A gifted story teller and Bible teacher, Chris' humor and motivational style have made him a highly sought after conference speaker. North Coast is highly involved in local community service, averaging nearly two service projects a day. Every 18 months the church closes down all weekend services for a
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To learn more about San Diego Gives or to donate, visit https://www.sandiegogives.org/orga nization/The-Elizabeth-Hospice. The Elizabeth Hospice | 500 La Terraza Blvd, Ste. 130, Escondido, CA 92025
Escondido Public Library: 2nd Saturday Concert:The Daily Fare Saturday, September 10, 2022 • 3:00–4:30 p.m. Turrentine Room • All ages. Northern-born songwriters Alissa Abeler and Hannah Smith with influences ranging from Judy Garland and Adele to Beethoven and Bach, with a healthy dose of Broadway, punk cabaret, and 80s ballads sprinkled in the mix. Grape Day Festivals: A Pioneer Room Photography Exhibit September 10–December 31, 2022
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did. He was 27. He recently died in a shootout in Harlem, New York. He was responding to a domestic call. He was shot in the head. The bullet lodged in his brain, he was taken off life support. For his funeral procession, Fifth Avenue came to a standstill, which never happens. They laid him in the dirt. They committed his soul to God. But Officer Mora isn’t dead. Not really. Because Mora donated his heart, liver, pancreas and two kidneys to terminal patients. The organs were flown all over creation. He saved five people. Every year in the U.S., around 8,000 people die awaiting an organ. That’s about 21 people per day. Nearly one person every hour.
Right now, there are 114,000 people waiting for transplants. They are children. Parents. Teachers. Neighbors. Your family. Your people. The same people Seara is going to save.
Today I talked to a few organ recipients in honor of Seara. I asked simple questions. They were kind enough to answer. Meet Kayla. Heart transplant survivor. I called as she was eating
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Armed Suspect Arrested After 2Hour Standoff with Oceanside Police
An armed man barricaded in an Oceanside home with children and other residents was in jail Monday following a two-hour police standoff.
Oceanside Police officers responded to a call about a man armed with a knife at a residence in the 100 block of Ely Street around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.
When police arrived, the suspect came out of the house and approached officers with the knife. However, he attempted to retreat back into the home when officers “made attempts to safely detain the suspect,” said Jennifer Atenza, public information officer for the department. Officers fired bean-bag rounds to divert the suspect from re-entering the home, and he went into a garage that was not connected to the home. The suspect then began stabbing the garage door and “made threats to shoot officers,” Atenza said. During this time, police removed the residents from the home.
A negotiations team arrived at the scene to attempt de-escalation measures. The suspect did not cooperate, but grabbed a butane torch and began making threats to set the house on fire. A K9 unit was then deployed, but the suspect surrendered around 1 p.m. before the dog made contact.
Rosendo Ceballos, 32, was arrested and booked on suspicion of multiple charges including domestic violence, resisting arrest and making criminal threats.
Man About Town Bribery works!
Yesterday I told Mary . . "Mrs. Davis . . . if you will take a nice shower and shampoo and dress up nice . . I'll take you out for dinner tonight.' Her eyes lit up. time""
"About 6pm," sez me.
Came 5pm and I had to re-remind her of our agreement. If she would shower, shampoo and dress up nice, I'd take her to dinner. She had forgotten but once reminded she headed for the shower . . took a shower, shampooed her hair, dried it, brushed it out, and put on some nice clothes. And off we went.
2 hurt in fiery North County crash
Two people were hospitalized last Sunday when their vehicle crashed into a car, ran off the road and struck a tree and concrete wall in Vista, authorities said. The fiery collision occurred around 8:30 pm. at the intersection of Main Street and Vista Village, Sgt. Eric Cottrell of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stated in a release. A 23-year-old man driving a Scion was traveling eastbound on Vista Village with a 20-year-old female passenger when the vehicle hit a Ford Mustang. The impact of the crash caused the Scion to run off the road and crash into a tree and concrete wall. Both victims were trapped inside the car as the engine caught fire, Cottrell said.
The flames were extinguished thanks to the quick thinking of two military members, an active duty U.S. Marine and U.S. Navy Corpsman, who saw the car on fire and grabbed fire extinguishers from nearby establishments, according to authorities.
First responders were then able to rescue the driver and passenger, Cottrell said. The driver was airlifted to the hospital where his injuries are major but non-life-threatening while the passenger was taken by ambulance to the hospital for her injuries. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash as it remains under investigation.
Only cost me $60 to persuade her to get all cleaned up. We no longer drink so our meals tend to be less expensive. If we had taken wine, for example, our bill would likely have been more like $75 or $80. (She's had an ongoing problem with personal hygiene. A shame, as once, before the dementia, she was (a) a good housekeeper, (b) a good cook, and (c) dressed in a fantastic wardrobe with a great sense of color and style. Today, thanks to the dementia, she has let herself go and we have to cajole her, bribe her, to do the most simple of tasks.) Two days ago, against my better judgment, I took her grocery shopping with me.
"Would you like to be a helper for the daddy?" I asked. She readily agreed. The conditions were that she stay close to me and not wander about the store. She complied. Just like a small child. To my great surprise she actually was a "helper for the daddy." I would ask her to retrieve a couple of frozen food dinners and she did it. I asked her to retrieve a couple gallons of milk. She did it. I could see that she was happy being a "helper." It seemed to give her a sense of being needed and helpful.
I'm learning a bit more each day. Just as she is. The difference is . . . I remember what I learned. Often, she does not.
Foul odor’ at park leads to discovery of body in pond, California police say
A body was found in a California pond after a report of “foul odor,” authorities said. Officers located the body of a “male person” in the water at Guajome Regional Park in Oceanside following the call about the odor at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, the Oceanside Police Department said.
As the “cause of death is unclear,” police said they are conducting a suspicious death investigation, and the coroner’s office will do an autopsy.
The person’s name is being withheld until police can notify the next-of-kin, officials said. Linda Greer, Chair of the Palomar Hospital District Endorses Slate of Candidates
Greer endorses like-minded community leaders who share her vision for Palomar Health District.
A hospital board position is a complex role that requires trustees to oversee governance of a large, integrated business, while at the same time ultimately being responsible for the lives of a community. She urges voters to vote for the following candidates: Linda Greer, RN Palomar Health District Chair Rod Jones Community Leader Michael Pacheco Paramedic and Firefighter Dr. Alejandro Paz Family practice doctor
I think she is called a "work in progress." •••• Pleased to learn of a new activity added to North San Diego County that is designed to keep us adult rascals out of trouble. REVIVAL OF SQUARE DANCING IN NORTH COUNTY
Square Dancing has long been a popular pastime in North San Diego County. Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic forced all clubs to close. The activity is being revived with three clubs - The Wranglers, Whirlaways, and Ocean Wavers starting new classes in September for beginners or for those dancers wishing to refresh their movements.
The health benefits of square dancing – physical, mental, and social – have long been recognized. The Mayo Clinic nearly 30 years ago drew attention to how dancing helps cardiovascular conditioning and strengthens bone mass. Dr. Aaron Blackburn has stated “It’s clear that square-dancing is the perfect exercise. It combines all positive aspects of intense physical exercise with none of the negative elements” Square dancing can best be described as walking in time to music while responding to cues provided by a caller; it provides great exercise for the mind and body; this within a square of eight people that requires teamwork. Dancing together leads to social
Letters to the Editor
Do pastors really booze it up? That darned Friedrich has ruined my reality again! Good article. Which brings me to this. I'm fast approaching 50 years of continuous sobriety. Any interest in a 2,500 to 2,800 word article summarizing my journey from a tongue-twisting, babbling idiot drunk to a successful business owner, author, and tax paying citizen? (Recovery Magazine's reply? "We're interested only if you slip between now and then." Two other mags had similar responses.) I realize this is controversial con
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interaction of men and women that in turn helps our general wellbeing.
In North County we are blessed with six Square Dance Clubs clubs – the Grape Stompers, Ocean Wavers, Promenaders, Sand Pipers, Whirlaways and Wranglers. Each has its own website giving details of their activities, and the Palomar Square Dance Association website, http://www.palomarsda.org provides details of all the activities across North County from Oceanside to Rancho Bernardo. •••• Stopped for breakfast this past Saturday at Charlie’s in Escondido. As usual, the place was packed with people, all enjoying great meals and great service. So many restaurants and cafe’s have had problems with keeping or attractiing good servers. Not Charlies.
They treat their staff well and, as a result, you have servers such as Tina, Traci and Chandra - all of whom have been with Charlie’s forever. They pretty much get to know you and what you like to eat and drink and they always greet you with a great big ol’ smile.
They had all three primary servers on duty Saturday so even though they were busy, we were served quickly and efficiently. And with a great big ol’ “Charlie’s Smile!”
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massive Weekend of Service that has historically provided over $1,000,000 worth of goods and services to the surrounding community and community service providers in a highly concentrated 48-hour time-period.
Mission Hills Church 400 E Mission Hills Ct San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 759-2233 email@example.com http://www.missionhillschurch.org/ ?i=1187 Lead Pastor Sam Pascal Impressive church, large campus, superb quartet of singers, outstanding, mostly traditional and/or gospel songs but some contemporary; however, there is a separate service with all contemporary music (which apparently appeals to the youngsters, not old fogeys like me). Pastor Sam is an interesting speaker, talking about his travels through life’s sometimes difficult journeys. Mission Hills Church is an expansion of Emmanuel Faith into San Marcos, Calif. Mission Hills, opened on Sunday, March 18, 2007. Mission Hills moved into self-governance as a church body on June 1, 2011. The church is located on a beautiful 32 acre campus, it has grown to over 1,300 people on a Sunday.
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“No, fatty. I mean don’t eat anything.” •••• I was in Scottsdale, AZ the other day. I saw a bumper sticker that read:” 'I MISS CHICAGO"
So I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read "Hope this helps." •••• Did I read that sign right?
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.
In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT. In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT ON 2ND. FLOOR.
In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN. In an office: AFTER TEA BREAK, STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD.
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M316 ([as in John 3:16]. 111 Richmar Avenue San Marcos, 92069 760-659-0316.
The pastor, Sam Brumit, is a powerful, dynamic, interesting speaker. I know him fairly well and consider him a good friend. He has the ability to convey a message but interweave that message with what I call contemporary parables and the occasional elements of humor. Collectively, his sermons are rather enjoyable. My only complaint . . and this is true of many churches . . . he features Contemporary Christian music, (some call it “New Age”). The vocal artists and instrumentalists are great . . but that genre of music leaves me absolutely cold. Client friends of mine, who are members of the congregation, feel the same way. Mary, my ex-wife, and Scott, my eldest son, attended the church . . but they often arrived 20 minutes late intentionally, just so they’d miss the New Age Christian Music - boring, repetitive music. They come to hear Pastor Sam’s message, not the music. The Movement 1609 Capalina Rd., San Marcos, . 760.510.1160 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Jeremy McGinty email@example.com Sunday services: 9am and 11am
Same thing. The pastor was a powerful, fascinating and interesting Outside a second-hand shop: WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN? Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS. Spotted in a safari park (I sure hope so.): ELEPHANTS- PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.
Seen during a conference: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR. ------------------------------ ----------Notice in a farmer's field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES. Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS.
On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - AS THE BELL DOESN'T WORK.) Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say? Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife And Daughter:
speaker. But a full half hour of Contemporary Christian music? And they want you to stand while they sing? For a half hour. Not for me, thanks. I went out in the reception area after the second song, read some of the church brochures and then re-entered the church after the music had ended and the actual church service began. It’s a very casual church. Lots of shorts, sandals, tennis shoes . . the pastor was in blue jeans and a vneck white tee shirt. No matter. He did a fine job of preaching. The Movement in San Marcos is a pretty large church by now – up over a thousand, but only a couple years old. The pastor, Jeremy McGinty is a good guy. His brother Jobey leads worship. My sense is that it tends to be aimed at a generally younger demographic, based both on the contemporary christian music and the New Age graphics that appear throughout the church and featured prominently on its web site and in its graphics.
With over 1000 adults attending each week, that means they to be growing at a healthy rate. Good pastor, but the music would deter me from returning on a regular basis. Escondido Christian 927 Idaho Ave Escondido, CA 92025 escondidochristiancenter.com Pastor Joel Phillips (760)745-0505
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Emmanual Faith Community Church 639 E. 17 Ave. Escondido, CA 92025. Phone: (760) 745-2541. Ryan Paulson - Senior Pastor Services 9am and 10:45 and 5pm http://www.efcc.org/ Another large, impressive church, excellent contemporary music group . . . preacher 'dedicates' infants and families . . . well done. The sermon tends to be the more traditional. It is nondenominational, was founded locally about 70 years ago.
A rapidly growing church, its congregation numbers about 5-6000 adults, with staff size of about 100+; Sunday school enrollment is around 1500. Dress is informal to formal.
New Life Presbyterian Church 615 W. Citricado Pkwy, Escondido, CA. 92025 (760) 489-5714 Pastor Ted Hamilton 8:30 - 9:45am First Service 10:45-noon Second Service
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This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
Cold Wave Temperatures:
This is a Four Square Church with a large campus. Pastor Joel is also a dynamic speaker; the service features Contemporary Christian music at the beginning of the service. Casual dress.
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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half:
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors And the winner is... Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead: •••• Don’t look back. You’re not going that way. •••• Sometimes I laugh so hard that tears run down my leg. •••• The teacher asks the kids in her third grade class: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Little Johnny says, "I want to be a billionaire and go to the most exclusive clubs, and get me a bitch that's built like a brick out-house, set her up with a million dollar apartment in New York, give her a Ferrari, and an unlimited credit card, and make love three times a day." The teacher, not knowing how to respond to such a vulgar response, doesn't acknowledge what he said, and instead decides to simply continue with the lesson..........."And
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This is an impressively sized church, well organized, fairly good music, more contemporary in nature. The prayers, by lay members, were way too long and read rather than extemporized.
Pastor Ted Hamilton is a graduate of the Westminster Seminary in Escondido and previous to becoming a pastor he was a lawyer specializing in tax law, located in Orange County. The church is a member of PCA (Presbyterian Church in America), a conservative branch of Presbyterianism and what is referred to as a Reformed Congregation.
New Life started in 1977 as a home Bible study in Mira Mesa. Worship services formally began in 1978 in an elementary school in Mira Mesa with eight families. In 1979 the young congregation moved to a facility in Poway. New Life moved to Escondido, purchased and constructed its current facility, planted two daughter churches, and realigned its denominational affiliation from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) to the PCA. In October 2001, Ted Hamilton was called and installed as Senior Pastor of New Life. Salvation Army 1301 Las Villas Way Escondido
Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service
On the day we attended there was sparse attendance because most of the women had gone to attend a Woman’s Retreat at Big Bear Mountain. The service tends to be traditional in nature.
The church service is only a part of the Salvation Army mission. The Salvation Army in Escondido serves North County with youth programs, a teen community service project, Home League for women, homework help, Supper Club, scouting programs, home Bible study, a craft league (Crazy Crafters) as well as Sunday School, Bible study and Sunday morning worship. The Salvation Army also offers a Family Service Center for those needing emergency food boxes or other kinds of assistance. Of all the charities available to support, my number one favorite is the Salvation Army. They do more with the money than most all other charities; very little of donated funds go for administrative expenses. I always support them. The Pentecostal Churches
I had not been to a Pentecostal Church since I was a young boy in Omaha, Nebraska. I remember, in the summer, there would often be a ‘Tent Revival’
meeting just a few blocks from where I lived. I and a pal, George Hofmann, would attend a couple of these. We were never able to stay for the full service however, as they were evening meetings and did not end until after our bedtime. While there, however, we saw quite a show. Invariably, the preacher was a singer, dancer, instrumentalist (often with nothing more than a tambourine) and, above all else, a master storyteller and showman.
We had heard these folks were “holy rollers.” That, toward the end of the service, they would fall down on the carpeted floors of the tent and roll up and down the aisles. I was never able to confirm this because we had gone home to get to bed before the end of the service. (These services were often held on school nights). I suspect these types of Pentecostal/Tent Revival Services are mostly found down South these days - perhaps they are still held in the midwest . . . though I have not followed their progress.
Pentecostal Churches follow different form of services, but all basically believe in the infusion of the Holy Spirit entering the preacher and his congregants and causing them to sing, dance, worship (in this case, worship is often described as clapping, holding up of hands, standing up, standing with both hands, palms up, in front of you, or dancing.) They also believe in the Holy Spirit bestowing upon the believers the ability to ‘speak in tongues.’ I attended four Pentecostal Church services but saw no evidence of ‘speaking in tongues,’ but plenty of singing, dancing, clapping. They also believe in the power of prayer being able to cure a number of afflictions. Some of your more extreme Pentecostal Churches also believe in, and practice, snake handling. This is mostly practiced down south but the practice is diminishing. Most recently, a pastor in West Virginia died as a result of a timber rattlesnake bite he suffered. He, as most snake handler Pentecostals do, refused medical attention, believing his faith would save and cure him. It didn’t.
Most Pentecostal Churches distance themselves from this practice. On two separate occasions I had gone to ‘North Point Worship Center, a Pentecostal Church located at 331 West 4th Ave, Escondido, CA. 92027 760.237-8192 Pastor: Darin L. Sargent
It was probably one of the more interesting church visits I made.
The North Point Worship Center church was part of the United Pentecostal Church International denomination of churches.
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The 2021-2022 legislative session is history --- we adjourned around 1:30 a.m. on September 1st. As usual, some of the most significant legislation was delayed until the last days, with votes sometimes occurring late at night and in the wee hours of the morning. In light of continuing attempts to place Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) in rural San Diego County, I was a big supporter SB 1034 which creates more structure and transparency to make local authorities and stakeholders participants in the SVP placement process. I’m happy to report that SB 1034 passed without opposition.
Other significant bills approved in the last days include AB 1314, setting up a “Feather Alert” system for missing Native Americans, specifically women and children, similar to the Amber and Silver Alerts we’ve become familiar with. Another bill receiving final legislative approval, SB 846, directs the California Public Utilities Commission to extend the Diablo Canyon Power Plant beyond its scheduled retirement in 2025, making more electricity available for California.
As a result of strong public opposition, SB 866, allowing minors 15 years and older to consent to being vaccinated without parental approval, was withdrawn from consideration by its author. SB 300, to reduce criminal penalties for major participants in serious felonies like murder or kidnapping, was also withdrawn by its author before a final vote. This year, just over 2,000 bills were introduced and about 900 made it to the Governor’s desk. He has acted on just over 200 -- about 700 remain. As always, he has the final say. Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R – Valley Center, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
Firearms-related legislation included SB 918 and AB 1227. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling about concealed carry permits, SB 918 included a long list of locations where firearms would still not be permitted. AB 1227 would have added new excise taxes on the purchase of firearms and ammunition – I joined the majority to vote down both bills.
5th District Supervisor
SANDAG Hits a Red Light
In December 2021, SANDAG passed a $162.5 billion regional transportation plan, the most expensive transportation plan ever in San Diego County. To pay for the plan SANDAG proposes three sales tax increases, conversion of regular freeway lanes to toll lanes, and most controversial of all a charge for every mile driven within San Diego County. They are calling this mileage tax a “Road Usage Charge”.
After public outcry and bi-partisan opposition, the SANDAG Board passed the $165 billion plan with the road usage charge in place. The SANDAG Board then immediately directed staff to find alternatives to the road use charge and return within six months with options. In July of this year SANDAG staff stated they needed more time (until Spring 2023) to further study alternatives to the road user charge. All California regional transportation plans must be approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The current SANDAG plan, with the road usage charge included, is currently being evaluated by CARB. On July 11th a letter was sent to CARB alerting them to the to the lack of transparency from SANDAG, who submitted the plan to CARB without removing the road usage charge, that the plan
is still a work in progress, and that alternatives were being considered.
Last week, CARB responded stating they were “disappointed” to learn that the SANDAG Board of Directors voted to direct staff to update the plan to exclude the road usage charge and urged SANDAG staff to leave it in the adopted plan. They questioned SANDAG’s approach and stated that there are “significant concerns” that the plan they are evaluating is not the plan SANDAG intends to implement. SANDAG stalls once again. The Board of Directors urged for removal of the per-mile tax, yet the entire $162.5 billion plan relies on the ability to charge people for every mile they drive, demonstrating how completely out of touch SANDAG is to the challenges and needs of San Diegans. Charging San Diegans for every mile they drive is not acceptable. It's time for all SANDAG to come back to reality, collaborate and reach for a balanced plan for all San Diegans!
North County Office – by appointment only 325 S. Melrose Ave., Suite 5200 Vista, CA 92081 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Website: www.supervisorjimdesmond.com Email: Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov
Q: I recently rented a condo in Florida through Homes & Villas by Marriott. I used my Marriott Bonvoy points to make the reservation.
When I arrived, I discovered the unit was uninhabitable. The condo smelled of mold and mildew, and the furniture was threadbare and filthy. I had difficulty breathing.
I left shortly after arriving and had to go to a hotel for the night. I tried to contact the vacation rental company numerous times, both before I left and after I checked out. I also asked Marriott for help but I never heard back from the vacation rental company.
I would like my points refunded. But Marriott is deferring to another company that manages its vacation rentals and will not give me my points. Can you help? -- Chris Skaggs, Canton, Mich. A: Marriott's vacation rental site promises its homes are "professionally cleaned and inspected," but it looks like they missed a few spots in your condo. You shouldn't have to stay in a place like that.
Your rights to a refund aren't governed by Marriott's terms of service but by the rental agreement you signed with that third party. Under most rental contracts, you can get a refund if there's a problem with the health or safety of the unit. Mold and construction definitely qualify, but you need to work that out with the rental company.
You gave the rental company and Homes & Villas by Marriott a chance to resolve this, but it looks like it didn't. I think Marriott was correct to refer you back to the rental company -- except when it comes to the refund. Only Marriott can return your Bonvoy points. I reviewed your paper trail. You didn't mention your rental contract in your discussions with Marriott or the vacation rental agency. You did, however, show it photos of the threadbare furniture.
When you find yourself in a situation like this -- and I hope you never do again -- you have to document everything. Keep your contracts and emails, and take lots of photos -- not just of the threadbare furniture, but of any mold or dangerous conditions that would prove your rental is uninhabitable.
Ultimately, I think Marriott bears some of the responsibility for this rental. After all, it put its name on your rental and allowed you to use your points. The least it could do is give you a straight answer before referring you back to the rental company. I list the names, numbers and emails of Marriott's executives on my consumer advocacy site. I think a brief, polite email might have helped resolve this.
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I contacted Marriott on your behalf. It refunded your points without offering any further explanation.
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Q: I had to leave Russia because of my Ukrainian citizenship when the war started. After that, I was supposed to travel from Turkey to Georgia and stay in an Airbnb. But Airbnb asked me to confirm my identity, and then it suspended my account.
I had no history with Airbnb. I've only stayed in an Airbnb once, as someone else's guest. I tried contacting Airbnb support on Twitter. A representative promised to forward my request to the right department. After a couple of hours, I received their standard "we are blocking you, goodbye" email. Then Airbnb ignored me on Twitter I'd like to know why they froze my account. I'd also like to get my account unblocked. Can you help me? -- Maksym Bidnychenko, Lviv, Ukraine A: I'm so sorry to hear about your account suspension. I can't even imagine what it's like to have your country invaded. But then to have your Airbnb account disabled, too - that's just adding insult to injury.
Earlier this year, when Russia invaded Ukraine, Airbnb decided to stop doing business in Russia. It also suspended all Russian accounts. How did it know if you have a Russian account? When it sees the +7 country code on your contact phone number, Airbnb assumes it's a Russian account, and it's automatically suspended.
I reviewed the emails you received from Airbnb about your account deletion. The notice was vague and arbitrary. "We want to assure you that we carefully studied the situation before making such a decision," Airbnb said. "Further questions on this appeal will not be considered." I think Airbnb should have explained why it shut down your account. Instead, it just stopped talking to you. To get Airbnb talking again, you can appeal to one of the executives I list on my consumer advocacy site. Here are the names, numbers and email addresses of the key managers at Airbnb. I wondered about your first Airbnb stay. It appears you stayed in the property but that someone else used their account to reserve and pay for the rental. Did that someone else have their account disabled, too? And if so, why? But it appears Airbnb took no action against your friend. So what happened? As I dug deeper into your case, I realized the answer was staring right at you. Since you lived in Russia, your phone number started with +7. Airbnb banned you because it thought you were Russian. Ironically, you are Ukrainian.
I contacted Airbnb on your behalf. The company responded to you almost immediately. "We apologize for the inconvenience caused," the company said. "Your account has been restored and you can use Airbnb as normal."
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The True Meaning of Inflation
Some 30 years in the distance past from my high school graduation my dad was still complaining about the duck tail I had for my graduation portrait. Then things got serious at the barber shop:
“If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it!”
Here’s one that was heard:
But then by 1958, haircuts had shot up to 75 cents. “I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call ‘astronauts’ down there in Texas.”
Back in 1957, I overheard my mother tell my father: “I can’t feed the family for $15 a week.” Dad started giving her $20 weekly. He had a pained look on his face each Saturday when he would dig into his wallet.
“I never thought I’d see the day when all of our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters.”
If you want the true meaning of “Inflation,” here are some examples of things people were saying back in 1957 when I was a senior in high school. “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20.”
A common saying back then:
“Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $5,000 will only buy a used one.” My uncle bought a new Chrysler, fullyloaded for $3,400. Most cars were selling for around $2,800. My Dad worried whether his brother would be able to pay for it. A common saying in 1957:
"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m gonna quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.” A pack of “regular” cigarettes went up to 20 cents; king-size shot up to 25 cents.
This was a common gripe about the Post Office:
Before personal computers were even dreamed about, there was big news: “Did you hear the Post Office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?” In 1957, a “first-class” stamp was 5 cents; “air mail” was 10 cents. Firstclass mail went via rail or truck and took three or four days; air mail usually took two days. “If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.” “When I started driving who would have thought gas would someday cost more than 29 cents per gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”
In Iowa, the standard price of gas was 29.9 cents a gallon. Down in Missouri, there always was a “gas war.” Once I got a tank full for .13.9, per gallon in Kansas City. During the late ‘70s gas shot up to .50 cents. There was a lot griping about the high price of gas. Get a haircut
“Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail haircuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.”
“Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 just to play a kid’s game? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the President.”
I saw my first electric typewriter in 1956 – our school had one – in typing class. Only the girl with the best grades. It wasn’t until 1978 when I went to work for the old Escondido Times-Advocate that I was issued a used electric typewriter as a reporter. “It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays … I see where a few married women homemakers are having to work to make ends meet. It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.” “Marriage doesn’t mean a thing anymore; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.”
In my little farming community the worst thing you could do was file for bankruptcy and/or get divorced. “I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to whole lot of foreign business.”
“Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress”
“The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.”
Well, we know what happened in that regard. “There’s no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel.”
The last time I went on vacation with my parents (1956), the motel room was $8 a night, which included TV and a massaging bed. “No one can afford to be sick anymore. $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.”
In 1957, people living in rural communities like mine didn’t know there was such a thing as health Insurnace.
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how about you, Delores?"
"I want to be Johnny's Bitch." •••• I guess I've hit the big time!
I received a friend request (on Facebook) from a gal named Hannah, who claims to be from Escondido.
She says: "I'm single, I'm looking for a man who can make me feel comfortable, especially when playing in bed. Is there anyone who can do that? Contact me through this site..." Well, I thought a game or two of checkers or even chess would be an ideal game to play in bed. Or maybe Pinochle?
I know! We could play Charades! Boy oh boy oh boy, am I ever looking forward to playing in bed with Hannah!
I just wish she didn't have all those tattoos . . . and she really ought to cover up a wee bit more. All that revealed skin would probably affect my concentration and I know it is important to concentrate when playing in bed. •••• Viagra Shipment stolen. Cops are looking for a gang of hardened criminals. •••• The man said "You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife”. The agent said, “Then you are not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home".
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, "I tried, but I can’t kill my wife." The agent said, “You don’t have what it takes, so take your wife and go home."
Finally, it was the woman’s turn. She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls.
After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping sweat from her brow.
“This gun is loaded with blanks”, she said. “I had to kill him with the chair” •••• I overheard a lady saying she wouldn’t let her kids watch Peppa Pig because it encourages bad behavior like “jumping in puddles.’’ I watched Road Runner as a kid and I haven’t blown anybody up with dynamite. Yet.
Grandparens are Funny:
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1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Gramma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye.... 2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the threeyear-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!" 5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.
6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these, yourself!" 8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
9 When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6."
The God Show Cont. from Page 8 Different churches have different customs. Some churches expect you to stand for 15 minutes to 30 minutes during singing. On my first visit to North Point Worship Center, I had the distinct impression they expect you to stand for the whole service. Not for me.
I had stood for the lengthy songs of praise - then the lead Pastor asked us to be seated and gave a brief message. He then introduced a guest pastor from Mississippi who looked and sounded interesting . . . but as soon as he took the pulpit, he asked us to stand. I stood and listened to about 10 minutes of his message and then I left. I was not going to stand for his entire service. I have a bad back and am not going to suffer injury because of some church protocol. I regretted having to leave as the preacher seemed interesting, but it was simply more than I was able to tolerate. I vowed to return another time and learn a bit more.
On my second return to ‘The North Point,’ it was toward the middle of the service. I had attended another church service earlier and decided to catch the finale of Sunday’s service at this church.
If you like Pentecostal, you’d have loved Pastor Sargent. He’s a fascinating bear of a man; born with his left arm extending only to his elbow, he became a master storyteller, a master showman, and he tends to shout his sermon rather than talk it through. This is good for those of us with hearing aids.
He reminded me a lot of the preacher(s) I would see and hear at the old tent revivals back in Omaha. He would dance on the stage, dance in the aisles, he’d leave the stage and come into the aisle and look at individual congregants, he’d jump on a chair in the front row and continue his ‘hell, fire and brimstone’ type of preaching. It was quite entertaining as he told a very realistic biblical story which was at the core of his extremely dramatic presentation. Often, his congregants would clap, stand and acknowledge his message, amid frequent shouts of “Yes!” and “Hallelujah!.” It was religious theatre at its best.
I spoke with one of the head ushers in the foyer and asked him about the continual standing. Was this a matter of protocol? I told him why I had left the earlier Sunday. He assured me that if I wanted to be seated, I was perfectly welcome to take a seat. That was of some com-
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Pastor Darin Sargent was in his prime. Oh, was he ever!
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fort to me. I may well return, out of curiosity if nothing more.
I would have liked to talk with Pastor Sargent but he declined to return numerous phone calls. Sadly, the church is no more. Where it used to be is now an Assembly of God Church (corner of Ash and El Norte). Of this particular church, I know nothing. I am wondering what happened to Pastor Sargent. He was quite a showman. Earlier that same day I had attended another Pentecostal Church: The Vista Assembly of God 290 N Melrose Avenue Vista, CA. www.vistaassembly.com/ (760) 724-7099 Pastor Toby Ray (also, Vista Assembly of God @
Carlsbad 825 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA.)
This was a totally different, but still similar, presentation.
It was an attractive, fairly large church. Very good musicians, but way too long with the music. Christian Contemporary, it featured good singers, good instrumentalists, but was just too long. For me, at least. The members didn’t seem to mind. Again, frequent hand clapping, raising of hands, and shouts of praise. Pastor Ray was a good speaker, not much humor in his message - but he was able to present the message, and not with the histrionics of Pastor Sargent, as described above.
One of the elders told me at this church it was also permissible to be seated during the songs of praise as well as during the message . . .
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
When you read this, Labor Day Weekend will have just passed. Growing up, this weekend was the unofficial end of summer, sometimes celebrated with a symbolic final BBQ, but with the heat we’ve been having it doesn’t feel that way. But for me at least, the summer season is ending, just maybe not the high temperatures. I like this holiday, because it celebrates and honors Labor. Most of us are laborers. I like the idea that the end of the summer event/holiday is a few days of suspension from our own work. I think this country was built by hardworking people, and it seems appropriate that we recognize those efforts.
A lot has been said about the value and dignity of Labor. There is no shortage of inspiring quotes about it. But for me, and I think for many people, the value of labor is in its honesty, and in the satisfaction, it produces when you accomplish something. I think it is necessary to our mental health, and when challenging, the value is the character it builds. It teaches us about ourselves. If you haven’t, I hope you share your thoughts with your children about labor. In a society that sometimes preaches the value that we all should be as rich as possible and as soon as possible, I think our children are missing out on the reward of simply doing hard work. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido, email@example.com
though many did remain standing for the approximate 30 minute singing service. A very warm and welcoming church (this is true of most churches; they go out of their way to introduce themselves to you, to welcome you to the church). New Venture 4000 Mystra Dr. Oceanside, CA 92056 Service Times Sunday: 8:30am & 10:30am Pastor Shawn Mitchell
Pastor Mitchell is Chaplain for the San Diego Chargers, and has been for more than 26 years; he was also the presiding pastor at Junior Seau’s services.
He is the Founding and Senior Pastor of the New Venture Christian Fellowship
He began the church with his wife and five others in 1989. New Venture has been rated one of America’s "50 Fastest Growing Churches." During the season you’ll often find him on the sidelines serving as a source of inspiration and encouragement to the team, as well as through the chapel services, Bible studies and meetings he conducts for coaches, players and their families several times a week.
Shawn, his wife Laurie, and their son Shawn Jr., reside in Oceanside, California. His sermons tend toward the traditional type sermon, not a lot of humor, mostly scriptural. First United Methodist Church 341 S. Kalmia Escondido, CA. Phone: (760) 745-5100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Pastor Faith Conklin 9am Traditional Service
The pastor delivers a traditional type sermon. The service features opening music from an excellent choir, the congregation joins the choir, filling the church with song, which was impressive.
I've written a great deal in The Paper about the Mormons and Baha'is so will not feature them in this article.
Most all churches, even the smaller ones, use the video screens with lyrics to the songs . . . and, during the service, showing the biblical selections to which the pastor refers. More and more churches are using modern day technology as well as marketing and management technology and skills to expand their memberships. Indeed, some of the larger churches are approaching the status of ‘mega-churches’ by employing these methods.
In the end, then, our survey determined that, indeed, North County churches do have pastors/preachers that have similar charismatic qualities, that utilize storytelling and showmanship, are able to motivate and inspire their congregants . . . and they do a fine job of it. Our top seven preferences, in order, are:
New Song Community Church, Oceanside Pastor Hal Seed, Associate Pastor Jim Britts North Coast Church, Vista Pastor Chris Brown
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Before the Internet came to dominate, our PCs worked as stand-alone computing devices. We purchased floppies, CDs and DVDs to load and execute the programs and applications we used. Tax, finance, art, graphics, spread sheets, genealogy and word processing are just some examples of the applications we used. Our PCs were required to have the processing power to run the applications and the storage capacity to hold the application programs and the data files generated.
The Computer Factory 845 W. San Marcos Blvd 760-744-4315 thecomputerfactory.net "High Tech with High Touch Last week we bragged about our seven year winning streak as “Best North County Computer Store” in the Union Tribune “Best of San Diego Readers Poll”. We believe our success is a result of how we see our relationship with our customers. Our job is to help business and home PC users find the combination of features and functions that best fit their PC usage patterns. That’s not as easy as it sounds. Most home and business users today have relatively simple needs when it comes to the functionality of the PC itself. Hardware considerations like CPU speed, the amount of RAM and the size of our storage devices are not nearly as important as they once were, and for a very good reason.
John Van Zante’s Critter Corner
September is a perfect time to celebrate your pets!
Celebrate our pets during September. This is Responsible Dog Ownership Month and it’s also Happy Healthy Cat Month.
Remember pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge during this National Pet Memorial Month and World Animal Remembrance Month by making a donation to a shelter or rescue. September 11 is National Pet Memorial Day. You can set up an automatic donation in your pet’s honor every year. You can make a donation any day, but Thursday, September 8 is San Diego Gives Day. Judi Sanzo, President and CEO of Rancho Coastal Humane Society, says, “San Diego Gives is an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work of all of the amazing nonprofits here
As the Internet matured, powerful network servers began to take over the number crunching and storage activities, once the sole domain of the stand-alone PC. Most applications no longer require local storage and processing power because their processing and storage can be accomplished on the Internet. We no longer need to buy floppies, CDs or DVDs to load programs because we can access and run our applications directly on the Internet. Our PCs slowly have become little more than “dumb Internet terminals.”
September 08, 2022 cam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and all the “bells and whistles”, the only connection needed is the power cord. Windows 10 refurb desktop/tower PCs start at under $200 and are perfect for student bedroom or dorm Internet connected workstations.
needs. Space limitations, screen size, input/output devices, mobility, peripheral connectivity and a host of other features determine what exact configuration best fits. A salesman may need the portability of his notebook tethered to the Internet through his smart phone while on the road, but at home he plugs his portable PC into a wireless keyboard and mouse and a 24 inch monitor and closes the lid. Voila, he now has a comfortable home workstation. Micro-PCs are powerful full function computers that weigh about a pound and fit in your coat pocket. For some folks the Micro is the perfect solution for moving work between locations, like home and work. All-in-Ones are complete PCs built into a 20 to 24 inch monitor housing. With web-
At the Computer Factory we have a large inventory of workstations, notebooks, micros and All-in-ones. We can build, upgrade, or customize a Windows 10/11 PC configuration to meet virtually any purpose or application. Bring your old PC in and let’s talk about what you want your PC to be able to do. Between us we can probably come up with a solution. Remember, at The Computer Factory, talk isn’t just cheap, it’s free.
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have gathered around her in silence, remembering the sacred wonder she brought into this world.
As the Internet continues to become ever more capable in handling high speed applications, it has become clear that that for the great majority of PC users, the era of constantly increasing PC speeds and storage capacities ended years ago. Even power users of stand-alone applications like solids modeling, gaming, day trading, crypto-currency mining etc will eventually be co-opted by Internet supercomputers. As Internet servers make local speed and storage less relevant, other considerations are important in determining what type of PC and configuration best fits an individual user’s
in San Diego County. So, whether it’s animals, arts and culture, environment or education, there’s a cause for everyone.”
September 11 is Grandparents’ Day. I love bragging about my five grand dogs, grand kitten, three grand chickens, and grand duck. (I have a grand-duck named Waddles. Don’t judge.) Combine this with National Hug Your Hound Day on the 11th. Don’t have a pet? Hug someone else’s pet. Ask permission first. I know a duck who isn’t big on hugs. Still looking for a way to honor animals? Attend Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances, “Unleashing the Magic!” on Saturday, September 17 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. For more information log on to www.sdpets.org, or call 760-7536413. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019509
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lunch. She put me on hold to take medication. It sounded like she was inhaling a pharmacy.
“I take a lot of meds,” she remarked. “Usually, I’m on about eleven medications.”
I asked what it’s like having someone else’s heart.
“You’re not the same person you were before surgery. You are literally someone else. “Something inside you changes. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of my donor. I’m alive because that family made a decision in a time of grief.” Then there’s Roger. He grew up with cystic fibrosis. When I called, he was about to hike into Grand Canyon. A lifelong dream for him. “I basically lived in a hospital until my donors could be found. I was going to die there. “But then my doctor came in and said they found a donor. I started crying. I was like, ‘Which organ?’ The doctor said it was for my liver AND kidneys. “My donor was a 24-year-old police officer. I’m in the Grand Canyon today because of his gift.” Right now, doctors are flipping off Seara’s machines.
The blinking lights will no longer blink. The IV drips will no longer drip. Likely, her family and friends
Surgeons will cart her away. And although nobody will ever see her beautiful face again, her beautiful energy shall not vanish. Her heart will continue to live. So will her spirit. This world will miss her dearly. Her department will miss her fiercely. But Seara Burton is not dead. No way. No how.
Sean Dietrich is an author, columnist, singer, lecturer, and humorist. He is affectionately known as “Sean of the South.” FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019383
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Kulture, located at 1922 Northstar Way, Apt. 142, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Kitten Kulture, LLC
1922 Northstar Way Apt 142 San Marcos, CA. 92078
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M316, San Marcos Pastor Sam Brumit Mission Hills Church, San Marcos Pasor Sam The Movement Pastor Jeremy McGinty
We realize this is a subjective viewpoint . . . but religion and politics often are subjective. Some folks may like the Contemporary Christian/New Age music. I don’t. Some folks like the traditional, sonorous, sometimes rambling, often lengthy, sermons. I don’t.
Some people may like to stand and offer praise during the singing and/or the service. I don’t.
But I’m a stubborn, hard-headed Norwegian (and I have testimonial letters to prove it.) Your needs and desires may be entirely different. I just hope this survey was of some help to you in finding your own church home. •••• lyle e davis is editor and publisher of The Paper
The Paper Owned and Operated by a Veteran! lyle e davis US Army, Entertainment Director, 1957-1959 Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas “The state of Texas was never invaded while I was on duty at Fort Sam. You could look it up!”
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See historical photos documenting the history of Escondido's Grape Day festivals starting in the early 20th century.
Come visit the Pioneer Room at our booth at the 2022 Grape Day Festival on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park! While you’re there, grab a Grape Day exclusive sticker and learn more about our photo digitization projects. The Pioneer Room will be closed on September 10, reopening on September 15 at 4:00 p.m. Conservative Order for Good Government Features Senator Briant Jones as Speaker: September 13th at the COGG Luncheon, The Heights Golf Club 16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy San Diego, CA 92128 For info contact: Blair Lawson Conservative Order for Good Government email@example.com 858-217-6996
San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is set to host its annual fundraiser, The Garden Party, on Saturday, September 10, from 4 to 8 pm. The intimate evening of botanical beauty, fabulous food, and bubbly beverages will honor plant biologist and geneticist Dr. Joanne Chory with the 2022 Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence.
Tickets are available for purchase here with General Admission (21 and over only) tickets at $300 per person to enjoy exciting entertainment and lively conversation in SDBG's thriving Garden. The event will take place in the Garden’s state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, in the adjacent amphitheater, and throughout surrounding garden paths. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit https://sdbg.org/the-garden-party/.
STAT! Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking and Soroptimist International of Oceanside/Carlsbad invites the public to a film screening of Surviving Sex Trafficking on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Carlsbad City Dove Library. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/3yQR7z8. The filmmaker Sadhvi Siddhali Shree will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening discussion. STAT! Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking is a collaborative group of Soroptimist clubs from the San Diego area that works together to raise awareness about human trafficking in San Diego. Soroptimist International of Oceanside/Carlsbad are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. mission is
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Enjoy movie-themed games and activities plus a free showing of Up (rated PG) at the City of Carlsbad’s annual Family Movie Night. Saturday, Sept. 10 Stagecoach Community Park 3420 Camino de los Coches Lower park near the tot-lot
At a Glance • Movie begins at dusk, and families are encouraged to arrive at 5 p.m. to set up their blankets or low-back chairs to enjoy the fun activities before the movie begins.• Wristbands will be available at the event for $5 and provide unlimited access to the family fun zone that includes bounce house, a slide, crafts, games and activities. • Beverages, hot dogs, pizza and other tasty treats will be available for purchase.
The Beagles Are Coming! The San Diego Humane Society announces more than 100 beagles who were rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia will be getting the second chance they deserve here in San Diego. As you’ve likely seen in the news, The Humane Society of the United States is leading an effort to rescue about 4,000 beagles who were being illegally mistreated by a Virginia-based company, Envigo, that breeds and sells animals for use in scientific testing. You can follow the evolves and sign up Alerts to be notified become available for sdhumane.org/beagles.
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Cost is $30.00. Our special Guest Speaker will be Chris Harris, retired Border Patrol Agent speaking on border reality and the challenging immigration security issues. He was a union leader representing the Border Patrol agents in the San Diego sector, he retired after many years of service and now spends time speaking about the border issues. Please RSVP to rbrwf.org and attend this very interesting meeting and learning some more about this very hot topic. RSVP by Sept. 12th,
Encinitas Public Library presents: WED | SEP 14 | 12:00-1:00pm PETER GACH
Peter Gach is a pianist of wideranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. Part of the Wednesdays@Noon concert series.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016329 The name of the business: Neat Nest Cleaning, located at 3512 9th Street, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Elvia Balderas and Julio Gonzalez 3512 9th Street San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 1/07/2022 /s/ Alvia Balderas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/20/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01, & 9/08/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018657 The name of the business: El Clamatazo, located at 4659 Calle Del Palo, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Yeni Elizabeth Hernandez 4659 Calle Del Palo Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/26/2017. /s/ Yeni Elizabeth Hernandez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/18/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018563 The name of the business: FITForteApparel, located at 752 Mission Grove Pl. Apt 506, Escondido, CA. 92025. Registrant Information: Jorge Giovanni Garcia 752 Mission Grove Pl. Apt 506 Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/01/2017. /s/ Joge Giovanni, Garcia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/17/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARK GERARD Case No. 37-2022-00021899 PR-LA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 CENTRAL (Probate) To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of MARK GERARD. A petition for probate has been filed by RYAN GERARD in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that LEILA B. MENGUITA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 9/20/2022 Time: 11:00 AM. Dept: 504 Room: Jeffrey Bostwick Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: SCOTT R. BURTON 574 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos, CA. 92078 442.777.2021 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017799 The name of the business: Red Clipper Barber Shop, located at 1979 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054 Registrant Information: Abel Martinez 515 Greenbrier Dr., Apt 3, Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/01/2022 /s/ Abel Martinez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/08/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15.2022 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2022 - 9017340 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Sun and Coast RV, located at 1966 Las Lomas, Vista, Ca. 92084. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 01/18/22 and assigneed file no. 2022-9001305. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Be Healthy Vending LLC 1966 Las Lomas Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Shelly Hoiseth, CEO, Owner This statement was filed with the San Diego Recforder/County ‘ clerk as indicated by the stamp above. 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 and 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018476 The name of the business: Locks N Roses, located at 445 Ribbon Beach Way #278, Oceanside, CA. 92058 Registrant Information: Osher Cohen 445 Robbon Beach Way #278 Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Osher Cohen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/16/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15.2022
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019590 The name of the business: Shaucha House Care, LLC., located at 3326 Hollowtree Drive, Oceanside, Ca. 92058 Registrant Information: Shaucha House Care LLC 3326 Hollowtree Drive Oceanside, Ca. 92058 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company First day of business n/a. /s/ Kino Suarez, Manager Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/31/2022 9/08, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018502 The name of the business: The Beauty Hut by Cara, located at 2213 S. El Camino Real, Suite A, #123, Oceanside, CA. 92054. Registrant Information: Cara Bombolo 2 Creekside Dr., Unit 312 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Cara Bombolo Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/16/2022 9/08, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017054 The name of the business: Fastback Appraisal Network located at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 216, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Arthur L. Lansdale IV 1711 Creekside Ln. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 10/14/2011 /s/ Arthur L. Lansdale IV Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017538 The name of the business: Modern Flamingo, located at 3208 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Brooke Beaver 1029 Poinsettia Ave. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/1/2022 /s/ Brooke Beaver Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/03/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017820 The name of the business: KRC Realty; Rich Farmer Team, located at 1132 San Marino Dr., #100, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Ktesius Realty Corporation 1132 San Marino Dr., #100 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 10/2/2005 /s/ Richard Farmer, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/08/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017046 The name of the business: JEJ Customs, Inc., JEJ Enterprises, JEJ Racing, JEJ Helmets, located at 1345 Encinitas Blvd., Unit 134, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. Registrant Information: JEJ Customs, Inc. 1345 Encinitas Blvd. Unit 134 Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 12/28/2017 /s/ Shanna Johnson, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017788 The name of the business: Jerrold A. Wohlfarth Chapter #130, located at 761 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Thomas E. Colgan 4849 Glenhaven Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business October 24, 2020. /s/ Thomas E. Colgan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/05/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018033 The name of the business: Nulux, located at 3001 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 8, Carlsbad, CA. 92008 Registrant Information: Luxury Bath San Diego, Inc. 3001 Carlsbad, Blvd., Suite 8 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Joseph Mario Anguiano, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/10/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018140 The name of the business: Alara’s Editing Productions, located at 3122 El Cajon Blvd., Apt 2, San Diego, Ca. 92104. Registrant Information: Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones 3122 El Cajon Blvd. Apt 2 San Diego, CA. 92104 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/01/2022 /s/ Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/11/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016818 The name of the business: Lashing Vibes, located at 6 Creekside Drive Unit 850, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Brenda Nancy Gutierrez Alatorre 6 Creekside Drive, Unit 850 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business March 1, 2019. /s/ Brenda Nancy Gutierrez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/25/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08, & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017899 The name of the business: First Class Car Keys, located at 10254 Spruce Woodland Way, Escondido, Ca. 92026 Registrant Information: Eric Long Nguyen 10254 Spruce Woodland Way Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Eric Long Nguyen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/09/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15& 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018293 The name of the business: LikeHearted, located at 635 Via Santiago, Vista, Ca. 92086. Registrant Information: Michael Anthony Bennett 635 Via Santiago Vista, Ca. 92086 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Bennett Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/15/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08, & 9/15/2022
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00034087-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Steven James Barrera filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Steven James Barrera to Proposed name of Steven James Dunn. 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: October 11, 2022, 8:30 am, Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, Ca. 92081, North County Regional Center. 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 July 26, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE - SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ James E. Simmons, Jr. Judge of the Superior Court 9/1, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017097 The name of the business: Up In Smoke BBQ, located at 925 W. San Marcos Blvd., Unit B, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Up In Smoke Restaurants LLC 925 W. San Marcos Blvd., Unit B San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company First day of business n/a /s/ Nicholas Bennett, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017741 The name of the business: North County Villages, located at 3742 North Avoc’a, Mesa, AZ. 85207. Registrant Information: Wolfgang and Danetta R. Schimanski 3742 Avoc’a Mesa, AZ. 85207 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 8/19/2017. /s/ Wolfgang Schimansky Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/05/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019800 The name of the business: Paisley’s Projects, located at 2913 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Stephanie White 2913 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by an indeividual. First day of business 9/02/22. /s/ Stephanie White Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/02/2022, 9/08, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29/2022
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FREDDIE MENGUITA Case No. 37-2022-00022046 PRLA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 CENTRAL (Probate) To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of FREDDIE MENGJUITA. A petition for probate has been filed by LEILA B. MENGUITA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that LEILA B. MENGUITA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 9/20/2022 Time: 11:00 AM. Dept: 504 Room: Jeffrey Bostwick Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: SCOTT R. BURTON 574 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos, CA. 92078 442.777.2021 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018382 The name of the business: InZane Brewing Company, located at 236 Main St., Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: UPChuck Enterprises, Inc. 1235 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Zane, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/16/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017618 The name of the business: Beauty Care by Jenny, located a 9821 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA. 92131 Registrant Information: Beauty Care by Jenny, LLC 9821 Carroll Canyon Rd. San Diego, Ca. 92131 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Eric Nguyen, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/04/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019537 The name of the business: The Quilt Queens, located at 8896 Calle Tragar, San Diego, Ca. 92129 Registrant Information: Jill Ann Fellows 8896 Calle Tragar San Diego, CA. 92129 Nancy Cote Kane 444 Pine Needles Drive Del Mar, Ca. 92014 This business is operated by a General Partnership First day of business n/a. /s/ Jill Ann Fellows Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/30/2022, 9/08, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29/2022 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00034895-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Amanda Harriff, Daniel Harriff filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Brody Richard Harriff to Proposed name of Brody Ronald Harriff. 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: October 18, 2022, 8:30 am, Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, Ca. 92081, North County Regional Center. 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 August 31, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE - SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ James E. Simmons, Jr. Judge of the Superior Court 9/08, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29/2022
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2022 - 9017340 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Sun and Coast RV, located at 1966 Las Lomas, Vista, Ca. 92084. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 01/18/22 and assigneed file no. 2022-9001305. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Be Healthy Vending LLC 1966 Las Lomas Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Shelly Hoiseth, CEO, Owner This statement was filed with the San Diego Recforder/County ‘ clerk as indicated by the stamp above. 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 and 9/15/2022
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION Case No. 37-2022-000322519 PRLS-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Probate Division 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of JOSEPH F. ST. JEAN. JR. Decedent. Frances Darlen Baca requests that decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate and that Frances Darlene Baca be appointed special administrator. Decedent died on 9/5/2019 at San Marcos, CA. Decedent’s residence at time of death was 1586 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, San Diego County.
NOTICE OF HEARING: Notice of hearing that the above entitled case has been set for the reasons listed below and at the location shown above. Inquiries regarding this notice should be referred to the court listed above. TYPE OF HEARING: Petition for Appointment of Special Administrator DATE: 10/006/2022 TIME: 01.30p[m DEPT: 503 JUDGE: Julia G. Kelety Address of court: Same as noted above.
Attorney for petitioner: In Pro Persona Frances Darlene Baca 8484 Ninth Ave. Hesperia, CA. 92345 Phone: 760.207.5554 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019303 The name of the business: The Legacy Alliance, located at 1918 Redwing Street, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: The Legacy Homeschool Alliance 1918 Redwing Street San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 8/25/2022 /s/ Tim Shaw Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/26/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019237 The name of the business: North County Associated Brokers, J.B. Properties, located at 1435 Vaquero Glen, Escondido, CA. 92026 Registrant Information: NCAB, Inc. 1435 Vaquero Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 4/16/2012. /s/ Joseph R. Boozer, President. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/25/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
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tent that usually involves pandering and preaching. Not my style.
I envision a series of humorous anecdotes that entertains, yet teaches. My sobriety date is in October. With that in mind, the middle of the month or later. I look forward to hearing from you. I bet Evelyn is sorely missed. Stay strong.
/s/ Richard “Pete” Peterson
Editor’s Note: Pete Peterson has been a major contributor to The Paper’s stable of outstanding writers. And, yes, we would welcome such a story.
Pete has shared some of his stories about becoming sober with me . . and they are fascinating! He is truly a remarkable guy . . brilliant, outstanding writer. . and sober! For 50 years! Congrats, pal!
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