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September 22, 2022

Volume 52 - No. 39

by Bruce Krider

Editor’s Note: Bruce Krider is a past member of the Board of Directors for Palomar Pomerado Health and was Past Chairman. He is also a former hospital administrator and presently serves as an international consultant to hospitals. He is also, as you shall see, a lover of animals, particularly dogs. In addition, he writes a mighty good story. February 24, 2004: I left San Marcos, California, for my 5th trip to China on business. This trip was to be different. This time, I was scheduled to speak at two separate conferences on western hospital management, one in Shanghai at a conference on hospital management at Ruijun Hospital and another in Wenzhou at a conference at the South Asia International Hotel. Following the conferences I was off to Zhuhai for a day, then to Haiko on Hainan Island on other business.

My partner, Edward Chen, met me at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The weather was telling at that point. Gray skies, chilly though not “cold” and threatening rain most of the time. On more than one day, we would be caught in downpours which might have had something to do with generating a cold at the end of the trip.

The hotel was one of the old and better known in Shanghai, the Jin Jiang Hotel, a 5 star hotel, once the host to international visitors and diplomats. My job at the conference was to provide Chinese healthcare professionals a glimpse of western hospital management. That is pretty hard to do in 20 minutes with breaks for translators but I gave some highlights and at the next conference in Wenzhou I would have The Paper - 760.747.7119

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a half hour and an opportunity to add some more clarification.

On March 1st I flew to Wenzhou where the balance of this article takes place where I spoke at “The Peak Symposium on Modern Hospital Architecture and Development” in 2004.

Wenzhou is a coastal city of about 7 million people. Leather goods are a major industry as well. Westerners are infrequent here. The looks from locals tell you that.

Wenzhou is not Beijing or Shanghai where westerners abound. There is not a lot to attract westerners there. On March 3rd, I had finished my presentation and our group of Americans, together with interpreters who were actually medical students from one of the host hospitals, went shopping. I am not a shopper but unless I wanted to sit and vegetate in the hotel or unless you

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have some other way to get about, you need to go with groups to venture out.

In Wenzhou it’s a bit tougher to communicate with cab drivers because they are not used to driving for those who don’t speak their own language as in Beijing or Shanghai. One of the translator/medical residents assigned to our group was Yu Shuru, a 28 year


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old resident in neurology. Shuru spoke not only English due to her studies in Australia but also the local dialect and Mandarin as well. She was the ultimate translator and tour guide. Shuru and I were walking down a major shopping street and we noticed a little commotion ahead. This 20-something young man, cigarette dangling from his mouth was selling a puppy. He was holding it. Not affectionately, just holding it.

Then, all of a sudden, the vendor just threw the pup into the midst of a busy walkway. Startled pedestrians of all ages were nearly falling trying not to step on this tiny puppy. The puppy, startled, could not have been away from its mother for the first time since birth for more than an hour and was now trying to figure out what to do in this new, overwhelming and bewildering situation which it had never seen. First going this way, then that way, trying to avoid the shoppers as much as they were trying to avoid harming it. Our guess was that the puppy was about a

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Harley Davidson is closing many of its plants due to declining sales. Apparently, the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, and Generation X is only buying a very few, and the next generation, the Millennial's, aren’t buying any at all.

A recent study was conducted to find out why. Here are reasons why Millennial s don't ride motorcycles, and why sales are down : 1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat. 2. Can't get their iPhone to their ear with a helmet on. 3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving. 4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one. 5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped. 6 Might have a bug hit them in the

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month old.

I said to Shuru, “I’m going to buy the puppy.” I was leaving Wenzhou in a day and did not know what I was going to do with a puppy but I did not like the way this was going. I just felt really concerned for the puppy. I thought the first thing which needed to be done is to eliminate an impending disaster. Shuru said, “Are you sure?’ I said, “Sure.” She asked how much the puppy was. The vendor said, “300 RMB,” about $36 for the puppy. She turned to me and said, ”No, Bruce, its too much, He wants 300 RMB.” I said, “I don’t care.” I had a U.S. twenty dollar bill, a few hundred dollar bills and a 100 RMB bill. So I gave him the twenty, equal to about 164 RMB and he released the puppy and we went on our way.

I handed the puppy to Shuru and said to the puppy, “Here Pup, go to your Mommy.” I asked her if she could find a home for the puppy. She said, “yes.” face and then they would need emergency care.. 7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning. 8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Art History, Social Studies, or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available. 9. They are allergic to fresh air. 10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes. 11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil. 12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen. 13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch. 14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding. 15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did. 16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes. 17. Their nose and eyebrow rings interfere with the face shield. 18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up. 19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow toxic carbon exhaust in their face. 20 It could rain on them and expose them to smog-infested, non-soft water. 21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy, and last, but not least, 22. Their man-bun won't fit under a helmet. •••• Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner? Here is a little test that will help you decide.

I thought, “Great, a good outcome to an otherwise potentially bad ending.” (Little did I know what was in store for us.)

As we were walking away, I watched the vendor go back to the side of the street and produce another puppy from a burlap sack and thought, “Oh Jesus, he’s got the whole litter in there.” Well, I really was in no position to do anything with a litter of puppies, leaving the following day. The realization and the futility of it that this one little puppy was but the tip of the iceberg made me sick.

We took the puppy back to the hotel lobby and Shuru went out to get some milk. After all, God knows when the puppy had last eaten. So, I stayed in the lobby of the hotel with my new relative and through the window walls of the hotel watched Shuru run across the street to get a small carton of milk. Milk in hand, we went up to my hotel room to feed the puppy. I got down one of the coffee cups from the in-room coffee service set up and Shuru squirted about half the

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You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.

What do you do? THINK CAREFULLY AND THEN SCROLL DOWN: Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! What is a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP? Does the man look poor or oppressed? Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my

contents into the cup. (If you look very closely at the cover story photo on page 1, to the right, the puppy is watching the milk being squeezed into the cup and is licking her lips.) Well, that was “one hungry puppy.” She drank most of the milk, the cup being half as big as the puppy herself. Having accomplished the first feeding, we began to think about what would come next (out the other end), so I went down to the lobby to buy a newspaper in case the new pup had to “do anything.” We waited a bit for any sign of progress that way but no luck.

In the meantime, we played with the puppy who was playful but cautious and would run around exploring and sniffing. Then she would come over and lick your hand or try to lick us in the face, as puppies often do. Shuru would hold her and pet her. The puppy seemed to accept that new affection with little difficulty. We were getting REAL attached to this little one. Shuru’s friend, a policewoman The Spy and The Puppy Cont. on Page 3

children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted? Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus. This is all so confusing! Republican's Answer: BANG!

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was with us and as it got to be about 6 pm, I suggested that it was getting late and I should not keep them. I would liked to have played a little more and dote over the pup but I needed to be considerate of my new friends and their lives. After all, I had just presented them with a task they had not been counting on. Shuru said she would find a good place for the puppy and we thought we would talk the next day. ANOTHER DAY: I was on another group excursion the next day. Our group went to a very pretty mountainous area to the north and spent the day. I had expected to see Shuru as an interpreter but she was not there; the hospital had sent a different interpreter.

That day, Shuru had taken our puppy to her father’s factory where there was another 2month old puppy they were taking care of. Great, instant puppy friends. Not only that but there was a nice outdoor area where the dogs could play and be comfortable. I did not hear from Shuru for a day. The following day however, I got an e-mail from Shuru. She said, “Our daughter” did not eat at all yesterday and she looks very sick. “What now?” I thought. We had been too lucky. Something was not right but what could it be? Was the milk bad? Did the other puppy get too rough with her?

Shuru took the puppy to the veterinarian office across from her apartment. He told her that the pup was very ill and may not make it but it would certainly have to stay hospitalized. If she made it the next 24-48 hours she would probably be OK. Otherwise, it did not look good.

That night I said a little prayer for a little dog. “God you can move mountains, so could you just help out this one little puppy?” I felt like there was a reason that we happened upon the street vendor. I had to go to Zhuhai the next day and did not have internet access so I did not communicate with Shuru, although I could have called her on my

mobile phone but I figured I would just wait until later when I got to Haiko when I would be able to get online. Maybe I was afraid of what I might hear.

I was in my hotel room the next day in Haiko when I got an SMS text message on my phone about 12 noon. It read, “I’m sorry, Bruce. She’s dying. I am with her now.” I immediately called Shuru on her mobile phone. Shuru quickly answered. The background noise was clearly that of a vet office (barking dogs). I said, “Shuru, it’s Bruce, are you sure?” She said, “Yes.”

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County Supervisor for District 5, Jim Desmond, (below) will be the guest speaker at the Escondido Republican Club meeting on Monday, September 19, 2022.

I said “Is she suffering?”

She said, “Yes she is. She is breathing hard and with a lot of difficulty.”

With a kind of hollow feeling and a heavy heart, I had the thought that there is only one other thing possible we can do to help this little creature at this point. I said “Can we at least give her a shot and spare her more suffering?” (The November prior I had to put our pet in California to sleep and now I was doing it again.) Shuru said, “Yes.”

I said, “OK, then, let’s do it.”

She said, “Alright, I will. Sorry, Bruce.”

The meeting will be held at 12 noon at the American Legion/VFW hall in Escondido. Plan to arrive around 11:30 am to allow for seating, socializing, and other admin activities.

die in this same way. What happens is that these vendors dye the new puppies different colors in an attempt to make them more cute or sellable.

Shuru told me that there was another puppy from the same litter in the vet’s office going through the same thing. Whatever happened was happening to all those puppies. We were both crushed.

Unfortunately, the dye they use kills the puppies in a few days. It is so toxic that the puppies’ young systems cannot handle the toxicity. We imagine that their livers which try to cleanse the blood become overwhelmed and fail. Then the other systems shut down and the pups die a miserable death going into respiratory distress and then, ultimately, cardiac failure unless the end is hastened by medical compassion.

The next day in Haiko about 8 pm, Shuru and I met online on MSN Messenger and chatted about the previous week. She told me something very interesting and sad. Her veterinarian said that 75% of the puppies sold by street vendors will

Our plan is to suggest to local and province governments a framework which would result in significant income to those governments through vendor fees and registration requirements to sell domestic pets but include neutering requirements and the involvement of the Chinese veterinary profes-

I said, “Shuru, I just appreciate you being there. Otherwise she would be dying by herself in a garbage pile somewhere. At least she can feel you petting her head and feel not quite so alone.”

By the way, I wasn’t dealing with a lay person. Shuru is not only an interpreter, she is a physician, and in fact a general internist doing a fellowship in neurology. She is highly compassionate and loves animals besides.

Shuru and I keep in touch almost daily via email. This unhappy event galvanized us both to do something, whatever we can to change this situation.

Desmond is against bike lanes to nowhere, 4 cent per mile tax on every mile we drive, and many of the other half-baked plans hatched by SANDAG.

Also, Dane White will speak about his campaign for Mayor. Other candidates who attend will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns.

Art Night, Encinitas: Saturday, September 17, 5:30-8:30pm, FREE VISUAL ART • LIVE MUSIC • SHUTTLES • FREE! Enjoy an evening of visual art and live music as Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors at Art Night Encinitas. The event celebrates the city’s diverse visual art scene at participating venues and is free to the public. Meet local artists and connect with fellow art lovers while enjoying a variety of artwork, live music, and light

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sion, which I am sure they will support.

As a hospital administrator and consultant for the past thirty plus years, one of my best skills is organizational development. If I can use that background to help orchestrate the development of a framework which will benefit everyone except the individual street vendors, I think we have a chance at making some real headway. I am also encouraged by the movement Jill Robinson has been able to achieve in her work with Chinese governmental units and the Chinese academic and science community. I believe the majority of people in China are of the same mindset and only need a fresh set of eyes or a slightly different mindset to improve the way various things are approached. Do I feel a little bit like Don Quixote? Yes, I do but not enough to dissuade me from trying to prevent large numbers of month-old puppies The Spy and The Puppy Cont. on Page 5


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City of Oceanside Awarded $9.9 Million for Pure Water Oceanside

The Secretary of the Interior announced they are recommending a $9.9 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project. The funding will be awarded via the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART: Title XVI WIIN Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity. Oceanside is one of twenty-five applicants being named in the Federal appropriations process for this funding. Through the Title XVI program, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provides grants to water districts and communities to reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired ground and surface water in the Western United States. The funding may be used for the planning, design or construction of water recycling and reuse projects.

Pure Water Oceanside purifies recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound. The project will provide more than 32% of the City of Oceanside’s water supply, or 3 to 5 million gallons per day, and is the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County. Prior to Pure Water Oceanside, the City imported approximately 89% of its drinking water from the Sacramento Bay Delta and the Colorado River, hundreds of miles away. Pure Water Oceanside began operation and testing at the end of 2021, and final construction is expected to be complete at the end of 2022. “It is very important to the City that Pure Water Oceanside is affordable for

our community,” said Water Utilities Director Lindsay Leahy. “We have made great strides through the award of multiple grants, loans, and incentive programs through the Bureau of Reclamation, EPA, Department of Water Resources, Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority. We are thankful for the continued support from the Bureau of Reclamation; this funding helps to ensure Oceanside can continue to develop a cost effective, reliable, local water supply.”

Pure Water Oceanside was previously awarded a combined $7.7 million for the fiscal year 2019, 2020, and 2021 Title XVI WIIN grant opportunity, totaling $17.6 million with this year’s award. The City also received $3.115 million in State grant funding for the project from the Department of Water Resources (DWR). These funds result from Proposition 1, a bond measure approved by voters in 2014 to improve water infrastructure statewide. EPA selected Pure Water Oceanside and portions of Oceanside’s recycled systems for a Federal WIFIA loan. The interest rate on the loan was 1.20%. Additionally, Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority also approved Local Resources Program funding, which provides a financial incentive to develop local water supplies. For more information about Pure Water Oceanside, visit: www.PureWaterOceanside.org. Kidnapping – Vista

The three-year-old boy has been found and is now back safely with his mother.

my son, Kenny. Ken had the Chicken Parmigian, Mary has the Lasagna and I had my usual Calamari in white wine sauce plus my favorite, the baked sausage and pepper casserole. MacKenzie, our server, made certain we wanted for nothing.

We always enjoy our meals at Dominic’s . . a first class restaurant! ••••• Smile! Dammit! Smile!

Man About Town

Clever Grand Opening. Great marketing plan. The Black Rock Coffe location on E. Valley Parkway did a masterful job of drawing the public in for a “first look” at their new business.

They offered free coffee this past Friday, one cup per person, per car, as you went through a drive through and ordered any coffee on the menu. I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I though the coffee was excellent quality and the drivethrough lanes were full all day long. A lot of people know know where the Black Rock Coffee location is. Superb Grand Opening! •••• As usual, superb food and service at Dominic’s Restaurant in downtown Escondido. We went there last week for dinner with Mary and

What is it about Post Office staff? Do they not know how to smile? More and more often I go in to take care of postal matters and find Mr. and Mrs. Glum Face . . . without a trace of a smile, a grin, or a happy look to the eyes. C’mon folks. Lighten up!

Now that Evelyn Madison has retired we are finding just how hard she worked and why she would often work till 1 or 2 am

We’ve added Amber Luly to our staff. She handles subscriptions and billings, most all of our admin stuff; Lisa Scarpello does our proof reading and graphics. And me? I still work seven days a week . . putting the paper together . . . coordinating the different departments, handling the sales . . . and, occasionally, sneaking in a short nap. Three people. Doing most of the work Evelyn used to do by herself! Evelyn! Come back! We need you!

It happened on Monday, September 12 around 10:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Postal Way in Vista. The mother came home and discovered her son was missing. The babysitter was not aware the boy had been taken nor was there any sign someone had broken into the home. Before the child went missing, the mother had a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend in the 600 block of Airport Road in Oceanside. Donta Law (DOB 11/28/1975) was not supposed to contact the mother because of a restraining order against him. Law then smashed the woman’s car windows and left the scene. The woman was not hurt from the incident. Deputies with the Vista Sheriff’s Station immediately searched the area with assistance from a helicopter, Sheriff’s ASTREA, overhead. Deputies also searched areas where Law is known to frequent.

Law’s parents offered assistance in locating the child. The next day around 2:30 a.m., Law dropped off the boy with his mother at the Oceanside Transit Station in the 200 block of Tremont Street. Deputies reunited the child with his mother, but Law was not found in the area.

Donta Law is wanted on felony charges of vandalism and kidnapping. He is described as a 46-year-old man standing 5’6″ tall with a medium build, short black hair, mustache and a goatee.Anyone with information on Law or his whereabouts is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 5655200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 5808477. You could be eligible to receive a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a felony arrest.

I continue to be impressed with 5th District Supervisor, Jim Desmond. He is constantly on the go and cledarly feels the puls of the community and responds to our needs. He is adamant on sexually violent sexual predators not being allowed back into San Diego County when on parole or probation. I don’t want one of those creeps in my neighborhood and I reckon you don’t either. He is equally adamant that SANDAG come up with some alternative to the 4 cent a mile tax plan. He, like many of us, does not trust SANDAG, it’s leadership and staff. Jim Desmond is a super supervisor and deserves to be reelected! ••••• There’s not much glory in Vista High Schoolfootball. Not one player or coach stepped in to put a halt to the abuse one player was suffering at the hands of several other teammates. Several players have been kicked off the team . . Friday’s game was canceled . . . and fellow students at Vista High School are wondering, “just what kind of ‘heroes’ do we have on our team?” Creeps, it appears. Shameful.

••••• Visited the San Marcos Dental Center last week. They are back open and I had a very relaxing visit while they cleaned these choppers of mine. Dr. Greg Hurt, who is still recovering from surgery, has a hard time staying away from the office and clinic. That’s his nature.

Letters to the Editor Lyle,

An Upset Reader

Needless to say I was shocked at your ongoing God show articie. What a misleading and offensive article. You must not be a true Christian. How dare you write that pastors should keep their sermons to 30 minutes. Also the fact that you are unable to stand during worship for our Lord, the most high is absolutely unapprectiative, unless you have physical issues. Are you aware how much Jesus loves you and died on the cross in the most devastating manner to save you? Church is not a God

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The renovations, that required the clinic close for almost a month, have been mostly completed - a few touch-ups here and there and the clinic will be as good as new and an actual pleasant place to visit. Welcome back Dr. Hurt and staff! ••••• Had a very painful revisit with Mr. Sciatica last week. Very difficult sleeping when you’re in pain. What to do?

Only one anwer.

Go see Dr. Steve. Dr. Steve Heilman, chiropractor, adjusted me and Presto! No more pain! The sciatica has been chased away! (Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerve is pinched or restricted against a vertabrate. Once properly adjusted the sciatic nerve is no longer impacted and no longer causes pain).

Anxious to have coffee soon with my old pal, retired pastor Dick Huls. He and his wife just returned from a river boat trip on the Columbia River . . a trip I have wnated to make for years. I intend to draw all the details out from Dick so I can plan my trip of a lifetime as well.. l


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from being routinely poisoned and sentenced to an agonizing death. Bruce Krider La Quinta, CA (formerly of San Marcos) bgkrider@cox.net Editor’s Note: Following receipt of Bruce’s story, we did a bit more searching online to find out more information about this type of activity.

According to the pet-purveying street sellers, different colored dogs fetch different prices. A white poodle, for instance, would be priced at around 700RMB, a reddish coat will up that price to 1000RMB, and a “Teddy” sells for even higher - at 1500RMB. So in order to make sure all the dogs are “teddies,” they dye them. “At around 11:10am, Mr. Wei and his wife put on their gloves, which had already been dyed to a purplish color from their natural yellow, and began preparing the toothbrush, dye paste, and a pot of hot water. After, Mr. Wei

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entered a 10-square-meter room, I could already detect the acrid smell from within.

At 12:30pm, I managed to infiltrate the premises to see what was going on. At that time, Mr. Wei's wife was working on a white poodle puppy. She used a toothbrush to color the puppy's face before lowering him into the vat of dye and hot water. Because the water temperature was very high, the little puppy kept screaming. She moved the puppy around to get all its fur wet with dye, blow dried it, and then began smoothing the color out. After the coat was dry, she began the process again. By this point, the puppy had stopped struggling.

If Mr. Wei's wife saw that the water was getting lighter, she would take out another bottle of dye and add more. She said "our place's chemicals are the best, one dye will last roughly a month."

Puppies doped up on cough medicine can stay active and playful for about ten hours before they collapse.

While this news report is from Beijing, illegal dog sellers are all over China - including in Shanghai. If you're thinking of adopting a new pet (or know of anyone who is) make sure you're going through a reputable seller. Even better, consider giving organizations like SCAA a call. The worst thing you can do for yourself or dogkind - is pick up a puppy from some guy selling them off the street. Even here in America, it’s best to NOT buy from pet stores as they often get their dogs from Puppy Mills in the midwest; nor from backyard breeders. Better to see your local rescure organization or Humane Society.

Since puppies aren't made to withstand large doses of chemicals, they are usually very unhealthy by the time they get to market. To perk them up, the sellers said, they feed them cough medicine.

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erections? Ice picks? Scalpel? Syringes? I'm thinkin' sex isn't worth all that. I think I will become a monk. Just call me Brother Lyle, the Chaste. •••• If you serve your kids frozen pizza or chicken nuggets for dinner, you are a terrible parent. I don’t care how busy you are, find the time to microwave them. •••• Here’s a tip: Ring your doorbell just before you go to bed at night.

That will clear the dogs off your bed just long enough for you to get in bed and get comfortable. •••• "The San Diego Zoo unveiled a $1 million update to the tortoise exhibit, featuring more watering holes, plants, and signs." What tortoise do you know ever obeyed a sign? Do you see how they mock the speed limit? •••• Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids... REMEMBER: When you bury a

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body cover it with endangered plants so it’s illegal to dig them up. •••• The man who drank furniture polish came to a nasty end but had a nice finish. •••• Dear Family,

I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me. If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you might consider being with me for my favorite holiday. Dinner is at 2:00. Not 2:15. Not 2:05. Two. 2:00

Arrive late and you get what's left over.

Last year, that moron Marshall fried a turkey in one of those contraptions and practically burned the deck off the house. This year, the only peanut oil used to make the meal will be from the secret scoop of peanut butter I add to the carrot soup. Jonathan, your last new wife was an idiot. You don't arrive at someone's house on Thanksgiving needing to use the oven and the stove. Honest to God, I thought you might have learned after two wives - date them longer and save us all the agony of another divorce. Now, the house rules are slightly different. This year, because I have decided that 47% of you don't know how to take care of nice things, paper plates and red Solo cups will be used. They might be bad for the environment, but I'll be gone soon and that will be your problem to deal with.

House Rules: 1. The University of Texas no longer plays Texas A&M. The television stays off during the meal. 2. The "no cans for kids" rule still exists. We are using 2 liter bottles because your children still open a third can before finishing the first two. Parents can fill a child's cup when it is empty. All of the cups have names on them and I'll be paying close attention to refills. 3. Chloe, last year we were at Trudy's house and I looked the other way when your Jell-O salad showed up. This year, if Jell-O salad comes in the front door it will go right back out the back door with the garbage. Save yourself some time, honey. You've never been a good cook and you shouldn't bring something that wiggles more than you. Buy something from the bakery. 4. Grandmothers give grandchildren cookies and candy. That is a fact of life. Your children can eat healthy at your home. At my home, they can eat whatever they like as long as they finish it. 5. I cook with bacon and bacon grease. That's nothing new. Your being a vegetarian doesn't change the fact that stuffing without bacon is like egg salad without eggs. Even the green bean casserole has a little

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bacon grease in it. That's why it tastes so good. Not eating bacon is just not natural. And as far as being healthy... look at me. I've outlived almost everyone I know. 6. Salad at Thanksgiving is a waste of space. 7. I do not like cell phones. Leave them in the car. 8. I do not like video cameras. There will be 32 people here. I am sure you can capture lots of memories without the camera pointed at me. 9. Being a mother means you have to actually pay attention to the kids. I have nice things and I don't put them away just because company is coming over. Mary, watch your kids and I'll watch my things. 10. Rhonda, a cat that requires a shot twice a day is a cat that has lived too many lives. I think staying home to care for the cat is your way of letting me know that I have lived too many lives too. I can live with that. Can you? 11. Words mean things. I say what I mean. Let me repeat: You don't need to bring anything means you don't need to bring anything. And if I did tell you to bring something, bring it in the quantity I said. Really, this doesn't have to be difficult. 12. Domino's and cards are better than anything that requires a battery or an on/off switch. That was true when you were kids and it's true now that you have kids. 13. Showing up for Thanksgiving guarantees presents at Christmas. Not showing up guarantees a card that may or may not be signed.

In memory of your Grandfather, the back fridge will be filled with beer. Drink until it is gone. I prefer wine anyway. But one from each family needs to be the designated driver. I really mean all of the above. Love You, Grandma. •••• ME: This house is a disaster. We all need to clean. 8 Year Old: Who’s coming over?

ME: No one. We’re cleaning for us.

8 year old: But we already know we live this way. •••• Queso: Spanish for cheese. K-So: Southern for here’s the plan and y’all are probably not gonna like it. •••• In alcohol’s defense, I’ve done some pretty dumb stuff when sober, too.

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September 22, 2022

In Case You Missed It

Legislation in Sacramento often flies under the radar. Here are a few bills you may have missed that made it through, along with some that didn’t:

Bills forwarded to the Governor that remain unsigned as of this writing include AB 2188, prohibiting employers from terminating or refusing to hire persons using cannabis if impaired work performance is unproven; SB 70, requiring children to complete a year of kindergarten before entering the first grade; and SB 1157, phasing in additional water conservation targets by reducing indoor use from 52.5 gallons per person/day (gpcd) to 42 gpcd by 2030.

Bills that have been signed include AB 2608, requiring elections officials to provide a duplicate vote-by-mail ballot to a voter’s “representative” upon receipt of a written request; AB 257, establishing a Fast Food Sector Council that will unilaterally set higher minimum wages and create more state regulations and mandates in the fast food industry; and SB 1338, establishing CARE Courts for the mentally ill, allowing family members to petition courts requesting treatment for those suffering from addiction or severe mental illness.

Los Angeles and the Bay Area to operate “safe injection sites” for people using illegal drugs (passed, but vetoed); and SB 930, establishing a pilot program permitting some California cities to extend alcohol sales to 4 a.m. on weekends/holidays, and 3 a.m. on all other days. For more information about all legislation, click here.

To ask Governor Newsom to sign or veto any bill click here. The Governor has until September 30 to make his decisions. An electronic version of this article is available at: https://ad75.asmrc.org/ 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.

Rejected bills include AB 937, prohibiting law enforcement from notifying immigration authorities when violent felons are released; AB 2133, requiring a reduction of statewide greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030; SB 57, allowing certain communities in

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Stop Sexually Violent Predators

Over the past few years, San Diego County has become a dumping ground for the worst of the worst, Sexually Violent Predators. You’ve probably heard or read about these monsters being placed in communities like Borrego Springs, Mt. Helix and one even being proposed in Rancho Bernardo. Last year, I led the effort at the Board of Supervisors to oppose any further placements of Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County until local jurisdictions have a seat at the table with full veto authority. This vote passed unanimously, with all Board members agreeing that San Diego County should have local control when it comes to the placement of Sexually Violent Predators. Yet, the State of California has disregarded that decision and continues to propose placements of these predators.

My office has received word that the State of California plans to propose the placement of five more Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County, by the end of the year. This is unacceptable and we need to do all we can to stop these placements. My office has started an online petition opposing the placement of any Sexually Violent Predator in San Diego

County. If you want to see these placements stopped, sign the petition at SupervisorJimDesmond.com. We plan on submitting the signatures to the Governor and State representatives.

For too long, our communities in San Diego County have been living in fear knowing a Sexually Violent Predator could be placed in their neighborhood. It’s time for everyone to come together and stop these placements.

To contact

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


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Travel Troubleshooter

Q: Back in 2019, I made a reservation for my wife and myself to go on Vantage Travel's Croatia & Culinary Gems of the Adriatic Coast tour. Other members of our family were also planning to join us on this trip. I made the final payment of $20,655 for our trip in October 2019.

As part of the cost of the trip, I paid $999 per person for a "cancel for any reason" travel insurance policy from TripMate. Part of the reason was in case my sister-in-law's cancer recurred. Unfortunately, it did, and she died before the trip.

In early 2020, we canceled our tour and initiated a refund request through Vantage Travel. I also submitted a claim to TripMate. Because of the pandemic, Vantage canceled our tour before its scheduled departure. TripMate reviewed the claim and approved it in mid-2020 but said payment would be made by Vantage. I have emailed Vantage multiple times and have made several phone calls. Twice on phone calls, a representative provided projected dates when we would receive a refund. However, we have not received any refund or a written assurance as to when we will receive one. Can you help me get my $20,655 back? -- David Maddox, Arlington, Va.

A: I'm so sorry about the loss of your sister-in-law. You should have received a quick refund on your prepaid, nonrefundable expenses after TripMate approved your claim. I don't know why you didn't, but I know you aren't alone. Many travelers had the same problem during the early days of the pandemic. It was a confusing time. You handled this one by the book. You bought the correct insurance for your needs. A "cancel for any reason" policy will allow you to cancel your vacation for any reason and receive a partial refund. But some restrictions apply. Your TripMate policy was a little different from the standard "cancel for any reason" policy. It lets you cancel, and you'll receive your entire prepaid, nonrefundable trip cost "in the form of a Vantage Travel Certificate for the cancellation penalty amount."

So the best you could have done was a voucher. But Vantage also canceled your cruise. In that situation, you should have had a choice between a voucher and a refund. It looks like things got confused between your claim, the Vantage cancellation and your refund request. I publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the Vantage executives on my consumer advocacy site. A brief, polite email to one of them might have un-confused the process.

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Bottom line: You should not have to wait years for a company to refund your purchase.

Historically Speaking

I contacted Vantage on your behalf, and it refunded your cruise.

Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2022 Christopher Elliott.

Problem Solved

Q: My family and I planned a trip to Hawaii two years ago. We booked our tickets on American Airlines through Expedia. Our trip included airfare and hotel. We canceled the trip because of the pandemic. We received a refund for the hotel, but American Airlines gave us a ticket credit.

In March 2021, I used some of this credit for another trip. When I used some of these credits, an Expedia representative told me I now had until Oct. 31, 2022, to use the remaining credits.

In November 2021, I looked on my Expedia account online and did see that I had four airline credits for $508 each (one for each of my family members). I took a screenshot of this information and emailed it to my husband to show him for our records and to remember to use the credit. I went to book a trip this May using this credit to find my credit was now gone. Expedia tells me that it expired in March 2022. Expedia reps promised they would look into this. I sent them the screenshot of my credits, with passenger names and the Oct. 31, 2022 expiration date. I also told them to check the phone records because they told me Oct. 31, 2022.

I believe this is an Expedia error that they are not owning up to. Perhaps the credits expired, but they told me that the expiration date was Oct. 31, 2022, and I had proof. I get emails from them that they reviewed my case and the credits are expired, and that's it. Can you help me get my credit back? -Melissa Smithers, Lansdale, Pa. A: If your ticket credits don't expire until October, you should still have a valid ticket credit with American Airlines. This is just a mistake, right? But no. I reviewed the paper trail between you and Expedia, and it's no mistake. Your credit is gone.

You did such a great job advocating this case by yourself. Keeping screenshots of your vouchers was brilliant. You also worked with my team to politely escalate this to one

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by Tom Morrow

‘Ma, Ya Made My Pants Too Big!’

During the past few years I realized I was getting old because I could no longer keep up my pants with just a belt. Let me explain … When I started kindergarten in September 1945, I had to wear suspenders to keep up my pants. Despite my pleadings to my Mother I had to follow through using what the British call “braces.”

My cousin Bob, who was only six months older, got to wear his new Western belt, complete with a shiny silver buckle … just like Roy Rogers. Bob’s butt stuck out slightly so he had a natural platform on which to hang his corduroys. (Those were the days when denim jeans were around, but expensive and hard to find.) My Mom made my pants and she left plenty of room for me to grow into. I looked somewhat like a giant, slender bean pole with sagging bark.

A rather youngish Tom Morrow

I have to admit those suspenders were a step up from the blue bib overalls which were my alternative daily schoolwear. It would be my entering two more grades before my butt was ample enough to support a belt. The step up in my school wear came at the right time. I had my first “crush” in the second grade. The recipient of my affection was our teacher, Miss Harvey. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen alive and off the silver screen. She drove a new 1947 black Ford coupe, making me a Ford man for life. Miss Harvey left us later in the year to get married. I felt betrayed. I must point out that Billy A. got to wear sleek, new, blue Levi’s that year. His Mom went the extra mile (dollars) to get them by making a special school wear safari to Des Moines. My Mom was a Montgomery Ward catalog loyalist. She could buy anything for $2 less than any store-bought goods. Billy A. looked great, although he could care less. He shunned all females in the class … he was a loner, but to us other guys in those days he was, well, kinda cool. I got over my disappointment of losing Miss Marian Harvey because it was the very next year a young raven-haired beauty displaced that older woman making things more age-appropriate. I

doubt if the new girl ever detected my attraction, but that’s one of the hazards of young love.

It was about 1947 we got our first refrigerator. It was right after World War II had ended. Appliances such as that electric marvel were almost impossible to get. I think my parents were on some sort of waiting list until my Uncle Dean came to the rescue. He was a refrigeration repairman and somehow obtained two (2) brand new Kelvinator refrigerators. Many people in Seymour, Iowa had ice boxes because unless you had the money to buy an electric refrigerator before the War, (during the Great Depression), you had to go the ice “block” method because all of the appliance manufacturers were producing implements of war. We got one of those new refrigerators, which fit quite nicely into the space where our beloved icebox had sat since 1938. Each week Jerry Johnson, our iceman cometh, leaving a 25pound chunk of ice which lasted exactly one week. We had a little sign in our front-room window that read “Ice” in big black letters. Around each side were numbers: 25, 50, 75, 100. You made your week’s request by sitting the sign in the window with the desired number showing at the top. We always got a 25 pounders because anything bigger wouldn’t fit our unit’s ice compartment.

That same year was memorable because we were blessed with an indoor toilet. Dad was doing his best to bring our family into the 20th century. For us, the time-honored backyard privy was giving way to modern conveniences. We rejoiced, of course. If you’ve never had the call of nature during a cold winter night with a temperature of minus 10 degrees, you’re spoiled and don’t know the true meaning of commitment. To make this modern convenience possible, Dad had hired two grave diggers from the nearby South Lawn Cemetery to hack out a 10 foot-by-10-foot square by 8foot-deep hole for a septic tank. He built a wooden walled-structure around this great hole and filled the walls with cement, giving form to a giant square tank. For an eight-yearold it was a marvel to behold. My Dad could do anything --- even create a big cement-lined box in the ground; it would have made a great bomb shelter Looking back, I guess we were poor, but by our community standards we were “middle class” because Dad had good credit with which to barter for necessities around our town’s business square. You might think these little stories are conjured up out of fading memories, but I assure you this is what the little farming community of Seymour, Iowa and my family were like in the middle of the fourth decade of the 20th century. … an idyllic period nearly lost to history.

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show. It is the house of the Lord and the pastor is to be the shepherd keeping his flock safe, filled with truth, and teaching the bible so we can learn to be and act like our precious Lord, Jesus Christ. The fact that you love Joel Osteen, reveals just how lost you are. He is a false prophet that misleads people in fantasies and empty promises. He does not teach the Word, which is what God is all about. Instead of feel good sermons, he should be teaching people how to prepare for the times to come, how to love people and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You should realize religion and politics are sensitive issues. To write such an article was in very poor taste.

Oh, by the way, you would not like The Mission Church where I attend because our love filled teaching sermons by a brilliant pastor lasts an hour.

Church is not something you check off a box of things you have to do, it is learning to be like Jesus everyday, and that comes from a deeper knowledge and relationship with the Lord daily. Regards,

Yasmen Fliers (?) San Diego County

Editor: Dear Ms. “Holier than Thou:” I have to wonder if your even read the cover story or merely skimmed it, looking for rocks to throw. I clearly pointed out that I am, and have been for many years, a heathen; a non-Christian. Did you not read that? It’s on the front page, third paragraph. The very next paragraph, if you will re-read, refers to my many years of being a Deist, and, more recently, admiring the Baha’i faith. How dare you write that pastors should keep their sermons to 30 minutes. No, how dare you try to determine what I say? The better pastors/speakers get their message across in 30 minutes or less.

Also the fact that you are unable to stand during worship for our Lord, the most high is absolutely unapprectiative, unless you have physical issues.

It happens that I have degenerative low back arthritis and am unable to stand for long periods of time. But even if I did not have arthritis I would not stand for a full church service. Who are you to dictate what I or any other person attending a church service must stand? Even the ushers at several churches said members did not need to stand if they chose not to. And who gave you the right to

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determine who I enjoy as a pastor? Pastor Osteen is an outstanding speaker and, again, if you will reread the cover story, you will see that the entire exercise was dedicated to discovering if we had outstanding speakers/pastors in North San Diego County. I’m sure Pastor Osteen will follow your advice when writing his sermons and write them to please you rather than what he feels and wants to say. Are you so blind you only see what you want to see?

How dare you determine that I am “lost” because I admire Joel Osteen’s sermons? Have you ever heard the expression, “Mind your own business?”

And if you are representative of the congregation and ministry at Mission Church then I most certainly would not like to attend. I can’t believe the other congregants are as vicious as you are.

You are the perfect example of why I am not a Christian. You are an absolute bigot. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I read in a book somewher some advice you may want to consider: “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged.”

I ‘think that’s from Mathew 7 - but you may want to check it out, just to make sure. Comments on Friedrich Gomez

I've noticed that Friedrich Gomez uses British (or U.K.) spelling in his cover stories. Like "organisation" instead of "organization." Also, his surname is Spanish, but his first name is very Germanic. From past Letters to the Editor it has been pointed out that he reads, writes, and speaks perfect, fluent German. A retired professor of German (Temple University) who is a close family friend told us that he met/spoke with Friedrich at "Cruisin' Grand" and that his German (and regional accent) was perfect and even more grammatically correct than the average German or Austrian citizen! Questions (1) How did Friedrich pick up British spelling? [He lived in Great Britains for several years].(2) Did he live in Germany or Austria? [Germany] (3) Is he of part British or Germanic ancestry? [No, he is a Kumeyaay Indian who has traveled a great deal] (4) He is said to be of Native American heritage and if so, what tribe or nation? [See above]. Finally, I've never, ever known any writer to be as modest as he is. From what his boss, the influential Lyle E. Davis (founder/publisher/chief editor of The Paper) has printed in The Paper "We had planned a special public celebration for Friedrich Gomez' milestone 200th Cover Story but he declined to have any special recognition. And we shall respect his wishes." As powerful as Mr. Lyle Davis is, he chose to honor Friedrich Gomez' modesty and shy-

ness. I truly admire Mr. Davis' work ethics in running his newsroom! And also, all of us wish to thank Mr. Lyle E. Davis for giving North County residents The Paper! And for our favorite (and most modest) writer, Friedrich Gomez. Emailed from Terry "Terrance" Galloway family & friends, San Diego County. Lyle Made a Boo-Boo

Re: The God Show To: lyle e davis

That headline caught my attention.

I am a local Christian who a was a member of North Coast before they moved to the facility in Vista. The photo shown is of Larry Osborne (not Chris Brown) the lead Pastor when the church met, in the business park where UFO is on Melrose, before the move to Vista. Chris Brown came to the church in 2004, but Larry was the lead Pastor. I've been a member of New Song since 2006. Pastor Hal is a true man of God. Jim Britts has had his own church for many years.

Unfortunately, I found your article outdated with incorrect information. /s/Diane County

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Editor: Yes, you are absolutely correct. I messed up and the fault was all mine, no one else’s. This was a reprint and rewrite of a cover story athat first appeared in 2012. In the rewriting we tried to contact all churches to update the information accurately. In this case, we failed to make contact and went with incorrect information. We will publish a correction in a subsequent issue. A Grateful Reader

Dear Mr. Davis, If you recall, an obituary for my mom, Sylvia Clark, was printed in The Paper, dated May 26, 2022. That particular issue memorialized the 200th cover story written by esteemed writer, Friedrich Gomez. The outstanding cover story in last week’s The Paper again wrtten by Mr. Gomez, hit a nerve as I was reading the articfle. I will get to why in a moment.

Mr. Gomez’s story reminded me of the satirical opinion that to be healthier, see doctors less. It is sad to learn that preventable medical errors account for up to 251,000 deaths annually in the Unites States, making these medical mistakes the third leading fause of death (after heart disease and cancer). [See https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2

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

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones Let’s keep San Marcos streets safe

As an economic and education hub of North County, there are always new and exciting things happening in San Marcos – no wonder so many residents are out exploring all the Valley of Discovery has to offer! Whether in a car, on a bike or on foot, your kind and courteous attitude on our thoroughfares helps keep our city safe for everyone.

Our City staff members are continually working to improve travel in San Marcos. Over the last few years, we have reduced travel time on popular San Marcos Boulevard by 40 percent, advanced traffic signal reliability and speed with a citywide ethernet project, added new signals and infrastructure to ease travel and more. To make getting around enjoyable for everyone, your manners matter! Together, we can all do our part to ‘Honk less, Wave More and Ride Safe’ in our community – a friendly wave during rush hour can make all the difference.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Prepare Long Before Wildfir e Threate ns

At this time of the year, Vista Fire officials worry about the dry Santa Ana winds. High winds and low humidity can transform a small, easily controlled fire into a catastrophic event. As we know, there is always the potential for wildfire in our region. Becoming informed is the first step to living safer and smarter. The key is to design a plan for wildfire, prepare your home and surroundings, and practice fire-safe activities. Be ready long before fire threatens, be prepared, and plan your evacuation. Check the following tips or download information at ReadyForWildfire.org. • Maintain defensible space around your home. • Remove or isolate plants known to be highly flammable. • Make a list of items to take during an evacuation. • Learn alternate ways out of your neighborhood in case the usual way is blocked. • Plan how you’ll transport your pet, if necessary. • Listen to local TV/Radio news. If officials instruct you to leave, do so immediately.

Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 10

81860081. The summation at the end of Mr. Gomez’s article last week was spot on. He correctly stated that we once needed our mothers, fathers, etc., when they raised, nurtured and loved us. We indeed must now be there for our elders when they most need us. Happily, this is what my wife and I did for mom Sylvia up to her passing at age 94. Mr. Gomez’s cover story sure brought back memories.

Thank you, Mr. Davis, for publishing a weekly paper that is second to none. Your readership is truly blessed to have fantastic writers, including FriedrichGomez, (aka White Eagle), who pens such interesting and informative articles. Keep up the good work! /s/Lorin R. Clark Escondido, CA.

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,

Fair warning, this week’s topic may be a little dry but I think it is important to discuss. It is about the implementation of SB 9. Now you may ask what is that, and the simple answer is that it is a law passed at the state level that allows the owner of a single family dwelling unit (house on a lot) to either add another single family unit or an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) which simplified is a smaller house. Depending upon the zoning there are numerous combinations of single-family units and ADUs that could be developed to include a lot split. The idea is that we create more housing. But like most things it is never that simple, despite how well intentioned it might be. When you look at what the Planning Department normally considers like Location, Floor Area, Setbacks, Height, Parking, etc. SB 9 only addresses some of them. There are two things to consider. One is the loss of local control. And the other is maintaining the standards of a neighborhood and by extension the city. Our Planning department has that responsibility. We just passed some rules that address the holes in SB 9 but it is still a brave new world. This is something we need to watch to make sure we get it right. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi,

Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido pmcnamara@escondido.org

need. What a comparison of putting ideas into action immediately when needed instantly.

Also before giving to charities like Hospices or any non profits, people should go on Charity Navigator and check out where money goes. People will be surprised by what some non profits like Hospice office personnel make in salaries. It is jaw dropping. Check that site and look at their IRS tax filings which is public record. It is eye opening. Thank you,

(Name withheld by request and the writer is known to me personally).

Re: The God Show Good afternoon, Lyle

I just read The Paper and read the articles. Just want to make some comments. I and my husband listened for years to Dr. Schuller at the Crystal Cathedral and loved his saying and book “Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do.” He was a great man and gave us inspiration.

We used to also listen to Joel Olsteen and purchase his books which were inspirational, but when the terrible flood happened in Houston, he initially wouldn’t open his church to the people who needed shelter. When the mattress man know as Mattress Max in Houston opened his whole store to house people who needed shelter even though they’d be living and sleeping on his brand new mattresses and furniture. He even fed them. He showed the true meaning of caring and love for his fellowman as compared to a mega church who would not open their doors to those in

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When I was eighteen I used to touch my toes twenty times each morning. These days I have a cup of coffee and wave at them. •••• Breaking News: Hide and seek champion found dead. •••• So two Muslims walk into a bar and yep, you guessed it, they get stoned. •••• I bet the Presidential Seal gets to eat all the fish he wants. •••• Talking with some pals today about tattoos. I ventured that I dislike tattoos, on men or women, but particularly on women. I opined as how gals who get heavy duty tattoos today will look 10x worse in 10 years . . . this other guy came up with a classic line which I shall now steal and claim as my own . . ., "Yes, those gals with little butterfly tattoos will find in about 10 years they've turned into a condor."

Whichever candidate for president agrees to work to pass a law outlawing tattoos will most likely have my vote. I think they be mighty ugly. •••• A man takes the day off work and decides to go out golfing. He is on the second hole when he notices a frog sitting next to the green.

He thinks nothing of it and is about to shoot when he hears, “Ribbit 9 Iron.” The man looks around and doesn't see anyone.

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are every bit as mentally competent as those patronizing them. “Ageism” is an excellent example of the kind of prejudice we associate with other forms of social bias like racism, sexism, fatism (overweight), homophobia and hundreds of other isms and phobias that have been part of humanity since we descended from the trees.

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“Ageism” as presented in last week’s feature article by Friedrich Gomez is an excellent example of today’s obsession with the prejudice and bias that dominate our nation’s self image. Friedrich points out that the relationship between seniors and their medical practitioners can be tainted by generalized notions concerning the characteristics and effects of aging. That fact that cognitive function can decline with age is true, but that does not mean that all or even most people over seventy are mentally impaired and to be treated with condescension. This patronizing attitude many display when dealing with seniors is annoying and frustrating, especially to seniors who

John Van Zante’s Critter Corner

What Happened to Queen Elizabeth II’s Dogs? Fortunately, she had a plan.

Queen Elizabeth’s dogs didn’t know (and didn’t care) that she was the Queen. She was just the lady who loved them and had a plan for them now that she’s gone.

Like the Queen, if you have a pet, you need a plan. It’s sad when a confused pet comes to a shelter because their owner died or left with no plan for their future.

Charlie, a 200-pound Mastiff, lived with his mom and her caretaker. His owner died, assuming that the caretaker would take Charlie. But there was no proof of her intentions and Charlie was taken to a shelter, where he spent a year wondering what happened to his home and his people. We got Charlie transferred

Biases and prejudices had their roots in self preservation. Based on incomplete or rudimentary knowledge they were mental short cuts that helped us avoid behavior or associations that might endanger us. In primitive cultures we learned trust the familiar and be wary of the unfamiliar. Even today we carry some of those survival instincts as biases or prejudices. While prejudice typically indicates a negative bias, a bias can be negative or positive, e.g., “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” In today’s world we have come to recognize the fact that these self-preservation shortcuts may have negative consequences for others. Being able to distinguish between biases that protect us from risk and those that needlessly disadvantage others is a work in progress in America and Western civilization. Nearly all of us have vestigial biases that influence our attitudes toward certain group identities. Americans for the most part are able to set aside generalized identity biases and conduct relationships treating others as individuals rather than members of an identity. This enlightened view has made America a beacon of tolerance in a world of intolerance. We’re pretty good but we aren’t perfect. The biased and prejudicial behaviors once meant to protect us from harm, for some people have been trans-

to Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Another year later we were able to reunite him with his caretaker. A Pacific Beach woman thought her family would take her two cats after she died, but they never talked about it. After the grandkids cleaned out the house, they put the cats in the yard, locked the door, and left. One disappeared. I got the other one.

Have a plan….and a backup plan… and a backup to the backup plan. Someone might agree to take your pet, thinking it will never happen. Then it does happen, and they don’t want your pet.

Or they move someplace that doesn’t allow pets, they have health issues, or their pet doesn’t like other pets.

Put your intentions for your pet in your will of estate plan. It needs to be in writing. Before you assume that someone will take care of your pet if you’re not able to, talk to them and make sure they’re willing and able. I’m going to repeat this. Have a plan, a backup plan in case the first plan fails, and a backup plan to your backup plan.

If you don’t have a plan, talk to your attorney or you can go to FreeWill.com to create your own legal will. It’s free and takes about 20 minutes.e Queen of England had a plan for her dogs. Your pet deserves the same royal treatment.

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In the “Woke” world antisocial, violent or criminal action by groups

considered marginalized or oppressed is forgiven, justified or applauded as simply a relevant response to “oppression”. Biological men dominate sporting events intended for biological women and cruise women’s dressing rooms and lavatories when they feel a bit trans. Historic statues and monuments are destroyed as the “Woke” apply present day ethical and moral values to the activities of men and women who lived in a completely different world. The names of sports teams, stadiums, civic centers, schools, streets and, bridges are changed in the name of protecting identity group sensitivities. Political leaders even encourage physical confrontation and violence against those who do not support the “Woke” agenda. The great majority of Americans of all ages, races sexual orientations, body shapes, religions etc are neither “bigots nor “Woke” We’re the silent majority of Americans, that, along with everyone else get “shoe horned” into one or another identity group by the “bigots” and “Woke.” The “Woke” and their political allies lump each of us into some identity group assuming that the identity defines us in some politically meaningful way. They are wrong. We are not black, brown or white. We are not Republicans, Democrats Liberals, Conservatives, Independents, Seniors, Racists, Bigots, Woke, Baptist, Jews, Agnostics or any other identity. We are Americans and we like to think for ourselves.

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cheapest flight I could find was roughly $375,” she says. “That was the one-way fare.”

formed into virulent religious intolerance, homophobia, racism and other forms of irrational prejudice. We call them “bigots” and these folks justify their own system of conduct and beliefs as natural and just, regarding other belief systems as unnatural and evil.

The flip side to the “bigot” is the modern movement known as “Woke”. The “Woke” holds a simplistic if somewhat superficial view of human activity and like “bigots”; the “Woke” is also based on an irrational intolerance. “Woke” identifies the ordinary white, heterosexual human as the primary source of societal problems, recognizing the White, heterosexual male as the “vanguard”. Fortunately these lost White souls can achieve absolution through “virtue signaling.” By acknowledging culpability and accepting responsibility on behalf of the White race for most negative social outcomes throughout history, a White human can be freed from guilt and gain acceptance into the “Woke” community. It’s a temptation that many of the young and naïve find irresistible. Folding comfortably into academic favor, believing that, for the first time, they are exposing evil forces haunting mankind from the beginning of time, and feeling part of an important social movement can be highly satisfying.

of the Expedia executives I list on my consumer advocacy site. Unfortunately, that didn't bring you any closer to a resolution. I've been getting a planeload of cases that involve expiring ticket credits. The problem is the pandemic. It is lasting much longer than anyone thought, and airlines sometimes changed their credit terms in 2021, which led to some vouchers expiring sooner than expected. My advice? Whenever possible, ask for a refund instead of a credit. And if you have to accept a credit, everyone should do what you did: Take a screenshot and save it.

Your diligent documentation saved the day. I showed it to Expedia. "I received an email from them that I will be getting a refund, instead of a credit extension, which is what I was asking for," you reported. "But I'm very happy with the refund." Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2022 Christopher Elliott. A Travel Bonus Column!

It’s getting harder to find a travel deal.

Just ask Tracy Hayes, who recently wanted to fly from Little Rock to St. Louis. “The

Hayes, a notary public from Little Rock, checked the usual suspects — Booking.com, Expedia and a few airline sites — but struck out. Either she paid $375, or she wasn’t going.

She’s not alone. Travelers, accustomed to the generous bargains offered during the early days of the pandemic, are waking up to a cold reality. Travel is expensive. These days, it’s really expensive. Deals don’t just fall into your lap anymore. You have to go out and look for them. Hayes thought about other ways to get from Little Rock to St. Louis. How about by train? She checked Amtrak’s site, which offered a one-way ticket for just $52. She could relax with plenty of legroom and onboard WiFi. But instead of an hour, it would take her about seven to get there. “I think with those rates, I will be taking the train a lot more,” she says.

You still have to work for a deal even if you take the train. This summer, I knew I wanted to take the Eurostar from Paris to London to avoid the madness at Heathrow Airport. But during the peak of the summer travel season, the Eurostar website offered tickets at an eye-popping $279 one way. I shopped around and found the same tickets on Rail Europe for $249. Still too high, but better. How do you find a travel bargain now? After having your I-can’t-believe-it moment when you see the shocking initial

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“And when you find a low price,” she adds, “don’t wait. I can’t overstate how important this is.”

She recently hesitated for a few hours, only to find the fare had risen by $700. The procrastination effectively killed her trip.

“The truth is that just because these are the cheapest on the surface doesn’t mean they’re actually all that cheap in the long run,” she says.

So what’s a traveler to do? Experts have told me that at a time like this, they’ve seen too many people rush to book a “deal,” only to discover that it was too restrictive — or too good to be true.

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For instance, a budget airline might seem as if it has the lowest rate. But once you factor in other fees and having to pay for extras such as a bottle of water on your flight or your checked bag or carry-on, you may end up paying the same (or more) as the regular fare from a legacy carrier. Also, the tickets may be more restrictive, so if you need a refund, you’ll be out of luck.

Again, he hears, 'Ribbit 9 Iron.'

He looks at the frog and decides to prove the frog wrong, puts the club away, and grabs a 9 iron. Boom! He hits it 10 inches from the cup.

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price, you’ll need to apply patience, a little stubbornness and a lot of counterintuitiveness. Some tried-and-true sites and apps can help you find the lowest fare or hotel rate. For example, companies such as Google Flights and Hopper will show you the best times to book. Hopper even has a color-coded calendar to pinpoint the lowest fares. And Kayak will alert you when a price drops. You can monitor the airfare for an exact date range, destination or price. The timing of a deal is tricky. Cornelius Fichtner says the dynamics of deal-finding have changed for him. He used to access discounts by booking months before his trip. But now that’s not the case. “Booking in advance doesn’t work anymore,” says Fichtner, president of an edu-

cational software company in California. “It’s best to wait until a few weeks before your trip.” He’s not alone. Industry insiders say their customers started to book their trips at the last minute during the early days of the pandemic because of the uncertainty of travel.

They’re still doing that, forcing providers to adjust the way they set their prices. In other words: Don’t stress out if you aren’t finding a bargain months before your trip. Your patience may reward you with a lower price — eventually. But don’t wait too long.

Being a contrarian can lead to deep discounts, too. For example, if you’re looking for a discounted cruise or vacation package, a big-box store probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Maybe it should be. Wholesale stores such as Sam’s Club and Costco have earned reputations for offering deep discounts, particularly during the pandemic, according to deal experts. “The deals posted to their website tend to be anywhere from 10 to 30 percent less,” says Andrea Woroch, a Bakersfield, Calif.based budget travel expert.

Deal hounds have had to adapt to the new travel environment. Ashley Lands goes through various steps to find the best price. Lands, who runs a digital marketing agency in New York, checks Google Flights early on Monday or Tuesday mornings. She has noticed lower prices on flights from New York to Orlando, in one instance by as much as $250 for a holiday

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He is shocked. He says to the frog, 'Wow that's amazing. You must be a lucky frog, eh? The frog replies, ‘Ribbit Lucky frog.'

The man decides to take the frog with him to the next hole. 'What do you think frog?' The man asks. 'Ribbit 3 wood.'

The guy takes out a 3 wood and, boom! Hole in one.

The man is befuddled and doesn't know what to say. By the end of the day, the man golfed the best game of golf in his life and asks the frog, 'OK where to next?' The frog replies, 'Ribbit Las Vegas ..

' They go to Las Vegas and the guy says, 'OK frog, now what?' The frog says, 'Ribbit Roulette.'

Upon approaching the roulette table, the man asks, 'What do you think I should bet?' The frog replies, 'Ribbit $3000, black 6.'

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Now, this is a million-to-one shot to win, but after the golf game the man figures what the heck. Boom! Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table. The man takes his winnings and buys the best room in the hotel. He sits the frog down and says, 'Frog, I don't know how to repay you. You've won me all this money and I am forever grateful.' The frog replies, 'Ribbit KissMe.' He figures why not, since after all the frog did for him, he deserves it. With a kiss, the frog turns into a gorgeous 15-year-old girl. 'And that, your Honor, is how the girl ended up in my room. So help me God or my name is not William Jefferson Clinton.'

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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 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 2022-9017899 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 2022-9019384 The name of the business: SuChe Travels, located at 1969 Quail Glen Rd., Escondido, Ca. 92029. Registrant Information: Chester Warfel Jr. 2156 West Dr. El Cajon, CA. 92021 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 4/08/22. /s/ Chester Warfel Jr. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/29/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022

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 individual. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019665 The name of the business: Sticker Happy, located at 330 Rancheros Drive, Unit 228, San Marcos, Ca. 92069. Registrant Information: Sticker Happy, LLC 330 Rancheros Drive, Unit 228. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company First day of business n/a. /s/ Patrick Hays, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/01/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019731 The name of the business: Servpro of North Vista/San Marcos; Servpro of Escondido, located at 2870 So. Santa Fe, San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Araya Construction Inc. 2870 So. Sante Fe. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 4/15/2006. /s/ Jose A. Araya Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/01/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019855 The name of the business: Ramborista, located at 1212 N. Broadway #J, Escondido, CA. 92026. Registrant Information: Alejandra Velazquez 1212 N. Broadway #J Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/6/2022. /s/ Alejandra Velazquez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/06/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019628 The name of the business: Mustafa Transportation, LLC, located at 1830 Lindsley Park Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069. Registrant Information: Mustafa Transportation LLC 1830 Lindsley Park Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/ Mustafa Wafa, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/31/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019858 The name of the business: Omar’s Little Havana, located at 376 Vista Village Dr., Unit C, Vista, CA. 92082. Registrant Information: Omar Jesus Gonzalez 29627 Pamoosa Lane Valley Center, Ca. 92082 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 9/5/2022. /s/ Omar J. Gonzalez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/06/2022, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/06/2022

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 Anne 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 Anne 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

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

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 2022-9019303 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

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 FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9020529

The name of the business: Next

Level

Deliveries,

located at 1647 Avocado Dr., Vista, Ca. 92083.

Registrant Information: Jose Andres Vargas 1647 Avocado Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083

This business is operated an individual. First

day

of

9/14/2022.

business

/s/ Jose Andres Vargas Filed

with

Ernest

J.

Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder

of

San

Diego, on 9/14/2022 9/22,

9/29,

10/6

10/13/2022

&

FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9020560

The name of the business: Heritage

Barber

Shop,

located at 1366 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 Registrant Information: Sara Rogel Sanchez 521 Debby St.

Fallbrook, Ca. 92028

This business is operated an individual. First

day

9/14/2022.

of

business

/s/ Sara Rogel Sanchez Filed

with

Ernest

J.

Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder

of

Diego, on 9/14/2022 9/22,

9/29,

San

10/6

10/13/2022

&

FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9020376

The name of the business:

Styling Brilliance, located at 2647 Gateway Rd. Ste 105

Carlsbad, Ca. 92009

Registrant Information: Christina Shih

This business is operated an individual.

First day of business n/a. /s/ Christina Shih Filed

with

Ernest

J.

Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder

of

Diego, on 9/12/2022 9/22,

9/29,

10/13/2022

10/6

San &

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9020581 The name of the business: Chem Dry of North County, located at 29550 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center, Ca. 92082 Registrant Information: Keifer Vicanc Cleaning, Inc. 29550 Cole Grade Road Valley Cener, Ca. 92082 This business is operated a corporation. First day of business 7/28/22. /s/ Tiffany Joyce, CFO, Secretary Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 9/14/2022 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 & 10/13/2022

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094 SUMMONS (Parental Custody and Support)2 CASE NO. 22FL003104N

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: MELINDA MATHIS You are being sued.

Petitioner’s name is: L EON MARTINEZ

You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center. www.courtsinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelp.org), or by contacting your local county bar association.

NOTICE: The restraining order on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of it.

FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. 1. The name and address of the court are Superior Court of California, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081.

2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Leon Martinez Self represented litigant 636 Canopy Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 760.213.1505

Date: March 21, 2022 P. Gomez, Clerk of the Superior Court STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDER

Starting immediately, you and every other party are restrained from removing from the state, or applying for a passport for, the minor child or children for whom this action seeks to establish a parent-child relationship or a custdy order without the prior written consent of every other party or an order of he court. This restraining order takes effect against the petitioner when he or she files the petition and against the respondent when he or she is personally served with the Summons and Petition OR when he or she waives and accepts service.

This restraining order remains in effect until the judgment is entered, the petition is dismiss, or the court makes other orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has receive or seen a copy of it.

NOTICE--ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE - Do you or someone in yhour household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For mor information, visit www.coveredca.com. Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. 9/22, 9/29, 10/06 & 10/13/22

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00035533-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Joanne Pauline Gurrola aka Jo Ann Pauline Smith filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Joanne Pauline Gurrola to Proposed name of Jo Ann Pauline Smith. 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 25, 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 September 08, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE - SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ James E. Simmons, Jr. Judge of the Superior Court 9/22, 9/29, 10/06 & 10/13/2022cvvvvvvvvvvf

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2022-1521

Ordinance No. 2022-1521 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, repealing and replacing Municipal Code Title 14 regarding construction within streets, sidewalks, and public places and underground utility facilities. Ordinance No. 2022-1521 was introduced on July 26, 2022 and adopted on September 13, 2022, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, MUSGROVE, NUÑEZ, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is available in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Julia Moss, Deputy City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 9/22/2022 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 2022-1522

Ordinance No. 2022-1522 – an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, repealing and replacing Municipal Code Chapter 17.32, Grading and Related Activities. Ordinance No. 2022-1522 was introduced on July 26, 2022 and adopted on September 13, 2022, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JENKINS, MUSGROVE, NUÑEZ, WALTON, JONES. NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is available in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA. Julia Moss, Deputy City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 9/22/2022


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