Volume 44 - No. 47
December 4, 2014
by lyle e davis
The world’s greatest poets have mostly been found from amongst our troubadours.
Those somewhat rare individuals who can wrap words around an idea that permeates the hearts and minds of those in the audience. T’was true in days of old . . . and it’s just as true today. John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles had that magic. So does Kris Kristofferson. So does Merle Haggard.
Not only did these artists tell a story, they told it in such a manner that they embraced you as they told it . . . and you, in return, embraced them back. A magic bond was formed and magic happened.
Merle Haggard is coming to Escondido on December 10th, along about 7:30pm, at the Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Evelyn and I will be in the audience, paying homage to a natural born and bred legend - a poet who had a little hungry in his voice . . . an anguished cry, a whole lot of emotion . . . and years of experience, not always happy ones. Not only does Merle Haggard have the talent of putting his poetry down on paper . . . but he then sings it in his own inimitable style.
As Chris Heath said in a GQ Magazine article back in 2005: (Haggard does) the hardest and most wonderful thing a song writer can do—join together a handful of simple, commonplace words in a way that somehow makes them new and true and eternal, their wisdom and poetry hidden in plain sight.
You hear a couple bars of his music and you don’t need an announcer to tell you who’s singing . . . when you hear “Hag” you know it. And you savor it . . . like the first squeezin’s of moonshine.
He’s getting on in years, Merle is. He’s at an age, 77, when most folks would think he’d be retiring from the road. He also recently beat lung cancer. The Paper - 760.747.7119
Though he’s had some serious health issues, he’s not about to retire.
He may cut back some . . . but if he gets an idea for a poem . . he’s soon busy crafting another song . . . and then he starts singing it . . . and magic happens all over again. Those of us who love Merle Haggard, and we are legion, follow him and live the hard scrabble life he lived vicariously, which is the best way to live a rough life. Haggard knows hard living, uncertain love, and a lot of the rough stumbles in life. He’s lived them.
Mr. Haggard—who will perform Wednesday, December 10th, at the Center for the Arts, Escondido — was born and grew up in Bakersfield but soon got into trouble with the law in the 1950s, landing in prison after trying to rob a roadhouse. As an inmate at San Quentin, he was in the audience in 1958 when Johnny Cash performed
there, convincing Mr. Haggard to take his talents more seriously when he was released in 1960. Even after prison life his road was a bit on the bumpy side. He played honky-tonks and honed his craft, singing other people’s songs . . . but, within him, a growing need began to grow . . . to write and perform his own “stuff.”
He was one of the chief architects of the Bakersfield sound music that was earthy - sometimes rebellious, sometimes plaintive, but always touching the heart and minds of the listener.
This music drifted away from the highly polished Nashville sound . . .and came to be known as “outlaw country.” A cult following began to develop and they lusted after the music of Hag, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson - the “outlaws.”
The others were pretty much already established stars in country music . . . and its newest product, ‘outlaw country,’ but Hag was coming up fast on the inside lanes.
This man who sometimes had a plaintive cry in his voice, other times a voice that went way down into the deeper register that just murmured you into that cozy, easy feeling of drinking fine musical poetry just as much as sippin’ fine Tennessee whiskey . . . well, he was somethin’ special and word began to spread . . . and audiences began to take notice. As did the recording executives. And so, our national poets have become our national troubadours . . . those rare individuals who have the talent to take their wordsmithery, find a melody to suit it . . . and to tell a tale that will break your heart, make you laugh, or let you relive the rough patches they have traveled.
I remember attending a Kris Kistofferson concert a few years
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back. Just Kristoffreson on a stage, with his guitar, and a microphone. He sang and sang and sang . . . very little conversation, other than a “thank you,” after each song.
In my opinion, Kristofferson never did have a truly great voice . . . distinctive, yes, but great? No. But he had the ability to string words together and convey thoughts that came from the heart . . . and he wrote song after song. He has a huge catalog of songs, all written by him. Most of his songs say things you wish you had said. Or thought of. And most all of them touch you . . . right in the heart. Much the same can be said for Merle Haggard. When he started putting his thoughts into lyrical form and finding just the right melody, he started drawing crowds and selling records.
He was in San Quentin when Johnny Cash appeared in 1958. That was a turning moment when Haggard decided he wanted to not only turn his life around but become a singer and songwriter. Released in 1960 he started out playing honky tonks . . . once the music people really found him, he began to turn out hit
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Ambiguity
1. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
2. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
3. If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
4. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
5. I went to a book store and asked the saleswoman, “where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose. 6. What if there were no hypothetical questions?
By the 1970’s Haggard had made his mark with his audiences and with his peers with his distinctive song stylings and Bakersfield sound. He had now become part of the “outlaw country” band of musical brothers and was accepted not only by them, but by their audiences. How does a song happen?
Haggard had a series of hits most of which he wrote himself. In explaining how a song is “born,” he told Marc Meyers of the Wall Street Journal a story of how “A Fit That Led to a Country Hit,”
“In January 1982, the singer released "Big City"—a song that tapped into blue-collar frustration with urban assembly lines. "Been working every day since I was 20 / Haven't got a thing to show for anything I've done." The single reached the top of Billboard's country chart—and became his 28th No. 1 single. Mr. Haggard, 77, talked about "Big City's" inspiration, how it was recorded and his littleknown co-writer.” Merle Haggard: In July 1981, when my tour bus pulled into the driveway of Tom Jones's Britannia Studios in Los Angeles, we knew we had a rough two days ahead of us. I had just signed with Epic
7. If a deaf child signs swear words does his mother wash his hands with soap? 8. If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself is it considered a hostage situation?
9. Is there another word for synonym?
10. Where do forest rangers go to ‘get away from it all?’ 11. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? 12. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? 13. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
14. Why do they lock gas station toilets? Are they afraid someone will break in and clean them? 15. If a turtle doesn’t have a shell is he homeless or naked? 16. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers.
17. If the police arrest a mute, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? 18. Why do they put braille on the drive through bank machines?
19. How do they get deer to
Records, and they wanted me and my band [the Strangers] to record 23 songs in 48 hours— giving them enough material for two albums. When we finally finished on the second day, I went out to the bus to check on Dean Holloway, our driver and my lifelong friend. For whatever reason, my timing was perfect: Dean was ticked off.
Dean and I had known each other since grammar school in Bakersfield, where my parents had moved from Oklahoma during the Depression. Dean and I met when we were 13 years old at a little theater where Roy Rogers and Gene Autry used to perform. Naturally, the first thing we did was fight. Once we got up off the ground, we became best friends and were inseparable. Growing up in the farmlands of California, Dean was the best driver I ever rode with. When we were teens, there was never a question about who was going to drive. He drove and I played guitar and that's the way it was. So in '66, when my career took off and I started touring longer distances, I asked Dean to drive the bus, and he did. From then on—until the '90s, when he retired—Dean drove our bus. He had amazing instincts and reflexes. I remember coming out of Nashville one time in '66. We were in an old Flxible going at a good clip on a two-lane road with no shoulders
when we came over a rise. In front of us were two cars just sitting there—one behind the other. They were waiting for a wide truck to pass coming from the other direction.
I was sitting behind Dean rehearsing "Swinging Doors" and saw what lay ahead. I thought, "Wonder what old Dean's gonna do now." There wasn't time to stop without crashing into those cars. So Dean sailed to the right of them. As we passed within inches of the first car, I could see two little girls in the back through their rear window. The bus leaned terribly to the right as we flew past and Dean managed to put that bus gently on its side in the grass. Dean saved those little girls, no one on our bus got hurt and there wasn't even a scratch on the bus once the tow truck set it straight. Getting back in Los Angeles in '81, when I headed out to check on Dean, he wasn't happy. Buses then didn't have much air conditioning, and ours had been sitting in the heat for hours with the engine off. Dean was sitting there minding the bus when I asked how he was doing, Dean said, "I hate this place. I'm tired of this dirty old city." As a songwriter, I instinctively listen and watch for interesting ways people put things at bars,
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cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
32. Can an atheist get insurance against the acts of God?
21. One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.
My Last Trip to Costco
20. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
22. Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra? (This one took me a minute)
23. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? 24. How is it possible to have a civil war?
25. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too? 26. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry. 27. If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?
28. Whose cruel idea was it for the word ‘lisp’ to have an ‘s’ in it? 29. Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot them? 30. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
31. If you spin an Oriental man in a circle three times, does he become disoriented?
33.Why do shops have signs Guide Dogs Only? The dogs can’t read and their owners are blind. Yesterday I was at my local Costco, buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think ... I had an elephant?
So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well
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diners and on billboards. "This dirty old city" sort of caught me. I said, "Mr. Holloway"—that's what I always called him—"I can see you're upset but why don't we take that anger out on a piece of paper." I climbed on board, and Dean handed me a pad and pen that he had with all the other things he kept near his seat.
Whenever I work on lyrics, I hear the music as I write the words. The two go together for me. On the bus, the lyrics came real good and their feel sort of dictated the melody. I took Dean's "dirty old city" line and began to build a story. The feeling resonated because it was a time in America when things were breaking down, especially in cities. I thought about Detroit and the problems the car industry faced after the gas shortage of '79. I imagined a family leaving Detroit and happy to be getting out.
I mixed in some lines about quitting a job so there was a reason to leave the dirty old city. But for the chorus, I needed a place where the person in the song wanted to go. I said to Dean, "You're in the middle of Los Angeles now. Where would you rather be?" Dean said, "If it were up to me, it'd be somewhere in the middle of damn Montana." Well, with Dean on a roll, we had that song done in about 10 minutes. When we finished, I moved a bunch of lines around so they'd sing right, tore the sheet out of the pad and told Dean, "I'm gonna run inside and record this thing before I forget the melody." Inside, the band was packing up. I said, "Hold on, let's do one more. I just wrote something and want to get it down." The band shrugged and said, "All right, if that's what you want to do." I ran down the song's melody and words for the band and told them the feel I wanted. I gave them the chords and told them where I wanted the others to join me on the vocal.
Before we started, I told Jimmy Belkin, my fiddle player who had spent many years with Bob Wills and Ray Price, to give me a good, strong intro. He hadn't rehearsed anything—what you hear is what he played after I hummed the melody. Then Norm Hamlet came in with his steel guitar. I didn't play any guitar on this one—Roy Nichols did. I just sang. We didn't have an ending but the band came up with one they thought I'd like and ran me off as we wound down.
While all this was going on, producer Lewis Talley had gone off for a jug, thinking the session was over. When he returned to the control room, we were in the midst of recording "Big City." Lewis was my mentor and I
could see that look on his face. He really liked the song. At the end, he hit the talkback switch and said, "Fix one bass note and you'll have a No. 1 record." We fixed it, and while I listened back to the tape, all I could think was, "Man, Dean-o just wrote a hit song."
The engineer ran off a 7½-inch tape reel of the song, and I took it out to the bus. I had a big 7½inch player mounted in there, and I cued up the tape. I said to Dean, "I want you to hear something—this hasn't been written a full hour yet." I punched play and said, "Listen to our song, Mr. Holloway." Well, Dean's attitude went from the floor to the ceiling. I said, "You and I just wrote a hit." He was white around the mouth.
Dean said, "Damn," and he kept saying that as we listened. I said, "Yep, those words we wrote earlier are already a record. This was your inspiration so we're splitting it down the middle." Dean was a plain old boy and was never the same after that. He wasn't in my tax bracket—he was a regular guy making a regular salary and this thing transformed him. I'm sorry to say Dean died in 2009. But a few years before he did, I had a chance to ask him how well he did with "Big City." Dean said, "Hell, that song made me a half-million dollars." I felt good about that. Dean was my best friend. For the rest of his life after that record came out, he talked to himself about what we had done. The tanker trains loaded with crude oil still rattle down the tracks at the end of the alleyway where Merle Haggard, a living legend of country music, grew up in a boxcar that his father transformed into the family home.
Like much of the music associated with the Bakersfield Sound, an unvarnished form of country that thrived in honkytonks here in the 1950s and ’60s, Mr. Haggard’s is rooted in the making-do values of the Dust Bowl. His parents migrated from Oklahoma in 1935 and, like thousands of Okies, they sought refuge in Oildale, a ragtag collection of camps and settlements on the outskirts of Bakersfield. The image of a freight train leaving town looms large in the songs and psyche of Mr. Haggard, 76. He is considered a troubadour of the “other” California, where the hot sun beats down on a landscape of Valley fever, manual labor and Tulare dust, far from the coast.
Haggard underwent angioplasty in 1995 to unblock clogged arteries. On November 9, 2008, it was announced that Haggard had been diagnosed with nonsmall-cell lung cancer in May of that year and underwent surgery on November 3, during which part of his lung was
removed. Haggard returned home on late that same month. Less than two months after his cancer surgery, Haggard played two shows on January 2 and 3, 2009, in Bakersfield at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, and continues to tour and record.
When and if he finally does retire from touring, Haggard leaves quite a legacy. Merle Haggard accepted the prestigious award for lifetime achievement and "outstanding contribution to American culture" from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 4, 2010. At a December 5, 2010, gala in Washington, D.C. he was honored with musical performances by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley. This tribute was featured on the December 28, 2010, CBS telecast of the Kennedy Center Honors.
On June 14, 2013, the California State University, Bakersfield, honored Merle Haggard for his contributions to the arts with the honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts. Haggard stepped to the podium and said, "Thank you. It's nice to be noticed."
On January 26, 2014, Haggard performed his 1969 song "Okie from Muskogee" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards along with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton Haggard's guitar playing and voice gives his country a hardedged, blues-like style in many cuts. We’ll be there, Wednesday evening, 7:30, December 10th, enjoying the music of the legendary Merle Haggard.
Hope you can make it. If so, we’ll have one great evening of entertainment. Just some of the songs from the Haggard catalog of hits might include: Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
The Bottle Let Me Down Branded Man
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) The Fightin' Side of Me Hungry Eyes
I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am
I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink If We Make It Through December Kern River
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room Mama Tried
Okie from Muskogee Rainbow Stew
Sing Me Back Home Swinging Doors
Today I Started Loving You Again
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star Workin' Man Blues
Not sure he still does it during his performances but while researching for this article we came across a YouTube clip on the Glen Campbell Show where Haggard did impressions of Marty Robbins, Buck Owens, and Johnny Cash. He nailed them all. Spot on! You could have sworn it was Robbins, Owens and Cash themselves singing. It brought the house down.
We are all in for a treat when Hag comes to town.
The Paper • Page 4 • December 4, 2014 Escondido Cop Injured by DUI Suspect
On November 27, at about 4:09 am, officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to 450 W. Vermont Ave regarding a possible domestic violence in progress. Officers arrived to the area at 4:15 am and began to check the area.
As an officer checked eastbound on Vermont Ave from Escondido Blvd, he saw and heard a speeding vehicle rapidly approaching his patrol car from the rear. Believing the car, a white Honda Civic, was going to strike his patrol car, the officer attempted to steer away but was struck in the right rear, causing significant damage to the patrol car.
The driver of the Honda, later identified as 19-year-old Mario Ontiveros of Escondido, continued past the patrol car and crashed into two additional parked vehicles, coming to a stop in front of 146 E. Vermont Ave. Ontiveros exited the Honda and fled the collision scene on foot. The officer gave chase for approximately ¼ mile before succumbing to significant lower back pain due to the collision impact. Responding EPD officers quickly established a perimeter in the area of Juniper and
Felicita Ave and located Ontiveros on the grounds of Juniper Elementary School, where he was taken into custody without incident. The EPD officer was transported to Palomar Hospital for treatment of his injuries and later released. Suspect Ontiveros was treated at Palomar Hospital for minor injuries and was later booked into the Vista Jail for Felony DUI, Felony Hit and Run, two Misdemeanor counts of Hit and Run and driving on a Suspended License. Ontiveros also has a prior DUI/Hit and Run arrest from August 2013. Escondido Police Department DUI Enforcement Results
On Saturday night, November 29, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers assigned to this detail made 45 traffic stops and conducted 10 Field Sobriety Tests. During the evening, 1 driver was arrested for drug impaired DUI and possession of a switch blade knife. 5 drivers were cited for being unlicensed or having a suspended license. 1 driver was arrested for a felony warrant. 1 passenger was arrested for being a parolee-atlarge. 5 vehicles were impounded.
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Commentary you wrote concerning ECCDC. You are so thorough in your investigation.
Letters to the Editor Thanks
Hey Lyle (and Evelyn),
Thanks sooo much for standing up for ECCDC. It means a lot in this community when you endorse something. We all appreciate your support from the little beanies and their parents, to the hard working staff, to the idiots who love ECCDC enough to volunteer for the Board and all that brings on :) Hope you had Thanksgiving. Love,
Tamson Sell Escondido, CA.
From Her Honor, Former Mayor, Lorraine Boyce
Dear Lyle, I have not words to thank you for the wonderful writing about it.
Mirin Cafe, is a Teriyaki & Noodle House, located at 1555 E. Valley Parkway, in Escondido.
I’m partial to their entre of Chicken Teriyaki at just $7.75, which includes Miso soup, a salad, and rice. The Teriyaki sauce is super tasty and is rather addictive.
Man About Town
Saw my third son married this past Sunday . . . (well, he’s not really my third son . . . but I think of him that way). Robert Jones, whom I have known since he was about in the sixth grade, married Adrianne Huls and my other long time friend, and the bride’s grandfather, retired Pastor Richard Huls, officiated.
It was a lovely ceremony at the Shadowridge Country Club, followed by a wonderful meal of Filet Mignon along with plenty of wine, beer and champagne. A lovely late fall afternoon was the perfect time and place for an outdoor ceremony in front of the gazebo where 140 guests gathered to watch the special
Pastor Richard Huls marries grand-daughter Adrianne Huls and Robert Jones day come together just perfectly.
Bridegrooms and bridesmaids all were radiant with smiles as Adrianne was escorted down the aisle, and given in marriage, by her father, Matthew Huls, of Escondido. ••••• I’ve found yet another fun place to dine! We’ve talked about it before here but I find myself going back again and again.
It’s a small restaurant, not fancy, but spotlessly clean, quick service, tasty, tasty food!
My mouth is watering, just
They also offer a la carte bowls in a variety of meats, Yakisoba, Udon Noodle Soup, Ramen Noodle Soup, Sushi, and a variety of other exotic
Things are looking up for the three campuses and the parents have been sending letters of support. All of our families are working (which is a requirement to have a child at one of the sites) Without quality childcare available the family can never succeed on a minimum paying job. I am so proud of the many families who have been successful over the last 40 years. The children are amazing. They are quick learners and when they hit Kindergarten they excel and don’t become the dropouts. Education is their ticket to success. There is always a waiting list for the services ECCDC provides. Thank you for your continuing support. Please continue to inform the public on issues. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 to you and Evelyn. Much love,
Lorraine (Boyce) Editor’s Note: Lorraine Boyce is the original founder of ECCDC and former Mayor. It’s Magic!
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They also offer drive up service for orders called in. Their number is 760.735.8888. Give ‘em a try. Maybe we’ll bump into each other there . . . it’s become one of our favorite spots.
Mirin Cafe, 1555 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. ••••• Speaking of Goodies . . . have you tried the Rice Pudding at J&M’s? Out of this world! And they also provide lots of free jellies and jams with your toast . . . and a large selection at
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and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.
Costco won't let me shop there anymore.
Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. ••••• BIOLOGY EXAM: Supposedly this came straight from Scotland.
Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.' The question was worth 70 points or none at all. One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote: 1) It is perfect formula for the
child. 2) It provides immunity against several diseases. 3) It is always the right temperature. 4) It is inexpensive. 5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa. 6) It is always available as needed. And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote: 7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it. He got an A.
Oh! Those Irish!
Brenda O'Malley is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives at her door. "Brenda, may I come in?" he asks. "I've somethin' to tell ya".
"Of course you can come in, you're always welcome, Tim. But where's my husband?" "That's what I'm here to be telling ya, Brenda." There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery..." "Oh, God no!" cries Brenda. "Please don't tell me."
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The article by Frederick Gomez in last week's paper took me back many years. I was fortunate enough to visit the Magic Castle several times, thanks to a friend with whom I worked with in Santa Monica who was a member. It was in the early years of this wonderful facility and I remember many of the areas described so accurately by Mr. Gomez. A truly fun place with a neverending dose of surprises. While I don't remember visiting all the areas he described, I recognized enough to enjoy the thrill of reliving a few memories. Thanks for the memories. /s/Monta Huber Escondido, CA.
(Frederick's Note: Lyle, getting swamped with e-mails regarding the Magic Castle Contest drawing! 103 emails so far and still counting. Here is a sampling that I am forwarding to you. Just goes to show how many people thought it was just a rumor and nothing more. Many, many others echo the same response "Is it real?!) Frederick Gomez
I absolutely loved your article
about the Magic Castle. I had heard something about it being in the area, but never heard if it was real or exactly what it was. Emailing you in hopes of being one of the ones chosen for one of the guest passes. Thank you in advance for your consideration! Sincerely, /s/Catherine DeVore North San Diego County ••••• Dear Mr. Gomez:
I had heard rumors of the Magic Castle over years but had not read anything as in depth as your article in The Paper dated November 27, 2014. My wife and I have always been interested in the art of magic and would love an opportunity to visit the Castle. We live in San Diego County. Looking forward to your favorable response on access to the Castle. Sincerely yours,
/s/Jeff and Sheryl Wohler San Diego County
(Frederick's Notation: Lyle, forwarding something interesting, but first off, how many readers do you have?? Good gracious, the little Dutch boy
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Botanical Gardens Fall Fun Festival Volunteers Recognized
At the Fall Fun Festival in October, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens appreciated the work of 100 volunteers from local schools and the Women’s Club of Vista. Farmer Jones delivered thank-you certificates to the students at their schools. The students community service enhances the event and connects students with the Gardens and families. Assistant Principal Steve Post and Principal Anne Green and many parents supervised the volunteers who helped make scarecrows, bobbed for apples, and attended crafts tables.
Baha’is of Escondido Celebrate 50th Anniversary
On October 26th the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Escondido celebrated their 50th anniversary and honored Jacques and Grayce Smith for serving on the Assembly for many decades and as members of the first incorporated assembly in Escondido along with other members who had previously served on the Assembly. Friends and family celebrated with fellowship, music, food, and sharing memories. Grayce, as a representaBaha’i the of tive Assembly, was one of the of members founding Community Interfaith Services which recently 30th its celebrated anniversary.
The spiritual assembly is composed of nine individuals who are elected annually by the community to provide leadership and guidance for the community. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary, the Baha’is sponsored and
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Woman’s Club of Vista recently delivered 150 books to the Maryland Elementary School’s Library Media Technician, Helen Lindner. Several books were chosen immediately by three students in the library. The club donates hundreds of books each year to various elementary schools in Vista. For information, email@example.com or www.womansclubofvista.org.
These Vista Magnet Middle School volunteers were recognized in November at their school: Karen Aguilar, Matthew and Frances Barawid, Leonila and Berenice Bolanos, Elmer Camacho, Angel Caro, Gabriela Chronic, Michelle Diaz, Jennifer Galvan, Anthony Garcia, Anthony and Sarah Guzman, Adam Harvey, Angel, Christian and Griselda Hernandez, Eric and Ryan Hilder, Abeeha Hussair, Isaac Marquardt, Salvador Martinez, Sebastian Osum, Jennifer Resendiz, Mario Sanchez, Nina Sanders, Zachariah Smith, Alondra Solis, Ken and Jonathan Sweeney, Vikram Venkalesh, Adriana and Yesica Zafra, and Lindsey Zinner.
Women’s Volunteer Organization “Quilts” for Holiday Giving
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently made and donated over 200 placemats to Mealson-Wheels (North County). Members were given a tour of their facilities and told how their operation works. The placemats will be included in a Holiday basket which will be given out to their clients. The placemats were made possible by a generous donation of holiday fabric strips from Quilter's Paradise in San Marcos. For more information, visit www.cwonc.org.
arranged the program for the United Nations International Day of Peace which recognized local peacemaking programs and honored the Peace Patrol program at Felicita Elementary School. The Baha’i Faith has grown steadily, especially in Escondido, with the influx of Baha’is from Iran who are seeking asylum as religious refugees. The Baha’is in Iran have been persecuted since the early beginnings of the Faith; imprisoned, executed, businesses and property confiscated and denied admittance to higher learning institutions.
The diversity in the Baha’i community is embraced and provides many opportunities to work together and realize our oneness, regardless of race and cultural differences. The Escondido community offers children’s classes, youth empowerment programs, devotionals and study circles. Visit the
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Left to right: Members: Fran Jensen, Judy Pantazo, Nancy B Jones and Students: Sophia Sarmiento, Christina Vincent, Alessandra Chavez.
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Call Before You Dig
We are constantly surrounded by potential threats to our safety. We’re all aware of the hazards faced each time we get into a car or take a walk down a busy highway. Strong Santa Ana winds remind us about fire safety and the threat of wildfires, especially if we live near brush covered hillsides. One thing few may consider is the hazard faced when we start to dig, even if it’s a small project on our own property.
Buried oil or natural gas pipelines, underground power lines, water and sewage pipes, cables and conduits crisscross many parts of our state and region. We are often only vaguely aware of these pipelines. Unfortunately, even when they appear to be clearly marked, it is often only an approximation and the exact location can be hard to determine.
Contemporary Women “Sew for Charity”
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I recently attended a seminar dealing with these issues. Horror stories about people who inadvertently ruptured underground pipelines were shared from across the country. In some cases the resulting explosions or fires caused multiple deaths and massive property damage, sometimes to entire communities.
These hazards can easily be avoided. Whether you are just planting a tree, installing a deck or digging for any project, visiting www.digalert.org or calling 8-1-1 at least two days before digging can help you avoid fines, serious injury or even death. Please consider making the call before you dig. The service is free, and avoiding fines, costly damage or worse is well worth any small cost in time or inconvenience. You might be surprised, shocked and relieved after you learn what lies just beneath the surface.
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Pictured: Jackie Hoover at the sewing machine
recently met at the San Marcos Community Center and had a
fun and productive morning sewing colorful holiday placemats for Meals on Wheels and holiday stockings for CWONC’s adopted Marine Squadron- HMLA #369.
CWONC’s quilt/crochet/knit group, the “Twisted Stitchers,” is in need of large pieces of cotton fabric (for backing) and quilt batting. Donations can be dropped off monthly on the second Tuesday between 67pm at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar, San Marcos. Questions-Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwonc.org.
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On November 21 of this year, the Escondido Police Department teamed up with seven other North County law enforcement agencies to combat drunk driving, forming the task force “AVOID the 8 on 78.” During that checkpoint, 3 drivers were arrested for DUI. Thursday morning’s incident is a further indication that drunk driving is a danger to the entire community, to include both civilians and law enforcement officers. Zero tolerance and collaborative enforcement efforts will continue to be a priority in order to make the roads safer for everyone in North County. New Oceanside City Council: New Agendas
Among other items there’s a good chance that a new ordinance banning the sale of commercially bred puppies that some animal rights advocates call “puppy mill” dogs. At Councilmembers Sanchez’ request the council could direct the city attorney to draft such an ordinance to bring back to the council for a vote. The council voted 3-2 against a similar proposal last year. Councilmen Kern, Felien and Feller voted down such an ordi-
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
It is likely Mayor Jim would represent the city on SANDAG and the North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority; Councilwoman Esther Sanchez would serve as representative on six boards and committees, including the San Diego Water Authority; and Lowery would serve on the North County Transit District board. Feller would get one assignment to the League of California Cities’ executive committee. Kern’s only appointment would be as an alternate to Feller on the league’s executive committee.
Wood will also nominate Lowery as deputy mayor, a post that was previously set to go to Feller.
The deputy mayor’s primary job is to conduct meetings when the mayor is not available. “It’s a position that you’d like to go to a person who is in tune with the mayor when I’m not there, not the total opposite,” Wood said.
Patton: A Military Folk Hero
He was among the most popular military leaders of World War II, certainly the most flamboyant. George Smith Patton, Jr., was a general, best known for his command of the 7th U.S. Army, and later the 3rd U.S. Army, in the European Theater of World War II. Born in 1885 to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the "Patton Saber."
He first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. Patton later joined the newlyformed U.S. Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, first commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded near the end of the war. In the peacetime period of the 1920s and '30s, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving on numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the U.S. 2nd Armored Division at the time of the U.S. entry into World War II.
To prepare his division, Patton trained more than 10,000 troops in tank warfare east of Indio around the Chiraco Summit area. Today, a museum is at the summit along Interstate 10, commemorating the massive training Patton led.
Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He then was given command of the 7th U.S. Army during the invasion of Sicily, where he was
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CWONC Volunteers at Casa de Amparo “Crystal Ball” – Four members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently assisted with the silent auction at Casa de Amparo’s annual Crystal Ball fundraiser. Those members volunteering were Laura Wilson, Lisa Pratte, Cheryl Prater, and Lynn Eades. In addition, another CWONC member, Kim Ashby, made a beautiful quilt that included pieces of material painted by the children at Casa de Amparo. The quilt raised $1,500 at auction. Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit organization, offers support programs and services aimed at treating and preventing child abuse and neglect. For more information, visit www.casadeamparo.org/ or www.cwonc.org.
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The Baha'i Faith is an independent world religion with adherents in virtually every country. The principle of the oneness of humanity is the pivot around which all the Baha'i teachings revolve. Baha'is believe that all
CWONC Memory Walkers Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research
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Members of the GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) participated in the Oceanside Pier Walk to end Alzheimer’s disease. The walk had 111 teams, 963 walkers and raised $119,190. Alzheimer’s is the nation’s 6th leading cause of death. On-line donations can be made until December 31st. To donate to CWONC Memory walkers, contact email@example.com. Local Group Volunteered at Alta Vista Gardens Fall Fun Festival
Recently, members of GFWC Contemporary Woman of North County (CWONC) volunteered to help families create scarecrows at the Alta Vista Gardens Fall Fun Festival. While volunteers
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Vista Garden Club Meeting is Friday – This Friday, December 5th is the date for the Vista Garden Club meeting at noon at the Vista Senior Center on Vale Terrace Drive. This month features a workshop starting at 10am where small dish gardens will be made for persons who are shut-in at a local care facility. Lunch is at noon, followed by a short business meeting, horticulture presentation and the program which is learning about bees. Come as a guest for this informative program. For more information, call 760.726.8737. Events at ArtBeat on Main Street in Vista – ArtBeat on Main Street is
an art gallery, wine and beer lounge, and boutique, that hosts an array of classes, workshops, and events. 1) Tomorrow night, Friday, December 5, will be Comedy Nite! Hosted by Dustin Nickerson (dustinnickerson.com), just six months into his stand-up comedy career, he was a semi-finalist in San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest, and now performs in clubs, corporate events, churches, and colleges throughout the country. Guest appearance by Jesse Egan who was named part of the Best of San Diego at The Comedy Store in La Jolla, and in 2014 won first place in San Diego’s Funniest Person contest. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 2) On Saturday, December 6th, will be Argentine Tango Night. Instruction provided by Krista Ann and Matt Bellamy from 7-815pm. Learn to Tango the night away. Cost is $20 in advance. Register online at Tango Night. 3) Then on Sunday, December 7, Vista’s Holiday Homes Tour will include ArtBeat on Main Street, along with the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, and four homes, and a Holiday Bazaar with gifts from local artisans, breakfast and lunch offered by a gourmet food truck, and wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres from ArtBeat. Proceeds benefit Vista Community Clinic’s Kare for Kids Fund. To purchase tickets, call 760.631.5000, ext. 1139, or visit vistacommunityclinic.org/hht.
American Legion Auxiliary Hosts Monthly Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar – On Sunday, December 7, from 8am-11am, the Auxiliary of the American Legion J. B. Clark Post 149 will hold their monthly breakfast and the Annual Christmas Bazaar. The Legion is located at 230 Park Avenue, next to
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the Park Avenue Senior Center, in Escondido, and these events are open to the public. A donation of $8 provides a hearty breakfast including eggs, cinnamon spice pancakes, home fried potatoes, biscuits, gravy, orange juice, coffee, and sausage, ham or pork chops. Meat choices vary at the monthly breakfasts. The Bazaar and rummage sale will offer home baked goodies, Christmas items (toys, ornaments, decorations, etc.), and some household items. Gift baskets will be raffled off. These two events are ways the Auxiliary raises funds to support ongoing projects that serve our veterans, military families and members of the community. The food drive continues and donations of nonperishable items are still needed, as well as toys for children. Donations will be accepted at this event. The Auxiliary also welcomes volunteers to assist with events at the Post by volunteering several hours each month; or if interested in becoming a member check at the Post for information or contact www.calegionpost149.org.
Photos with Santa, Hair Chalking, to Benefit Children, Teens and Military Families - The GFWC Contemporary Women of
North County (CWONC) will participate in Santa’s Magical Village at the San Marcos Community Center Main Hall, 3 Civic Drive, San Marcos, on Sunday, December 7th. Photos with Santa will be offered during the pancake breakfast sponsored by the Life and Eagle Scouts of BSA-Tiwahe Lodge #45 from 9-11:30am. Photos are $5.00. Holiday hair chalking will be available for a donation of $2.00. Proceeds will benefit local scholarships, children’s charities, and military families. For more information visit our website: www.cwonc.org or contact the City of San Marcos: http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/.
Book Club to Discuss “Destiny of the Republic” – The Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, December 9, at 6pm in the Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia, Escondido. This month’s nonfiction selection is “Destiny of the Republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a President” by Candice Millard; a story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candi-
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the first allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude's disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord (D-day).
Patton returned to command the U.S. 3rd Army following the invasion of Normandy in 1944, where he led a highly-successful, rapidarmored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered U.S. troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his army deep into Nazi Germany by the end of the war.
After the war, Patton became the military governor of Bavaria, but he was relieved of this post because of his statements on denazification. He commanded the 15th U.S. Army for slightly more than two months. Patton died following an automobile accident in Europe on Dec. 21, 1945. Some continue to question whether his death was an accident. Patton's colorful image, harddriving personality and success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements regarding the Soviet Union, which were out of accord with American foreign policy. But his philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire his troops with vulgarityridden speeches, such as a famous address to the 3rd Army, attracted favorable attention. His strong emphasis on rapid and aggressive offensive action proved effective. While Allied leaders held sharply differing opinions on Patton, he was regarded highly by his opponents in the German High Command.
A popular, award-winning biographical film, Starring George C. Scott, was released in 1970, which made an entire generation aware of the flamboyant general, transforming Patton into a military
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date who took on the nation’s corrupt political establishment. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club continues on January 13th with “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht, and February will be “March” by Geraldine Brooks. All Library programs are free and sponsored by Friends of the Library. For more info, visit library.escondido.org or contact Neva Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.839.4214.
Art Show Featuring Artists with Disabilities - The Arc of San Diego, a local nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is hosting an art show on Wednesday, December 10th, from 10am-3pm, at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos. For additional information, call 760.744.5535.
December Happenings at The Center – These special events will be happening during December at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. December 10th, 7:30pm, Merle Haggard, a Country Music Hall of Famer, Grammy-award win-
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ner and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, is a country music icon and living legend. Pink Martini, an American band with international flair and a penchant for the nostalgic will perform on Sunday, December 7th at 7:30pm. Mariachi Sol De Mexico, a Merry-achi Christmas, will be there on Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm. This Grammy-nominated group honors the romanticism of Mexico’s culture and people. On Saturday, December 6th will be the free community event with real snow, Santa, carolers, gifts and more – the Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Festival at 3pm, and the Choral Arts, A Choral Yuletide to celebrate the holiday season at 7:30pm, with your favorite Christmas melodies by the Center Choral and the Center Children’s Chorus. Wednesday, December 17th brings Christmas with Lunasa, featuring Karan Casey, at 7:30pm, a traditional Irish instrumental band. Then on Tuesday, December 23rd, the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show will be at 7:30pm, with gospel tinged versions of seasonal favorites and soul-stirring gospel classics. For tickets, visit or call The Center’s box office at 1.800.988.4253.
North Coast Symphony Presents “Holiday Cabaret” – On Saturday, December 13, at 3pm and Tuesday, December 16, at 7:30pm, the North Coast Symphony presents “Holiday Cabaret.” Both concerts will be at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Part Dr., Encinitas, (near the corner of Encinitas Blvd and Balour Drive). The program will include “T’was the Night before Christmas” narrated by Ken Bell, who will also sing solos and lead the audience in singing some favorite carols; selections from Tchaikowsky’s "Nutcracker Suite,” and other holiday favorites. Tickets available at the door: $10/general, $8/seniors/students/military, $25/family max. There will be round tables for your picnic or refreshments available. No alcoholic beverages, please. For more information, the orchestra website is
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Sugar is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 1-1/2 year old, 7 pound, short haired Orange Tabby.
Sugar and her sister, Spice, were surrendered to a nearby animal shelter then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters program. They both enjoy the company of other cats and they can be adopted together or separately. Sugar (and Spice) are active cats that would do well in active homes. The $100 adoption fee for Sugar (or Spice) or $125 for both includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-7536413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
Antonio and Bijou, 3-year-old New Zealand mixes, are two bonded bunnies in need of a special home together. These sweet boys have been in our care most of their lives and would love a sweet family to show them how great a loving home is! Both are very sweet and love to lounge stretched out. They can often be found snuggling together or grooming each other. After a good rest, they both love to dance and play in their x-pen with a cottontail cottage. These two wonderful bunnies are twice the fun, and twice the love – show them the love they’ve been missing by adopting them today! They are available for adoption through San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. To learn more call the adoptions desk at (760) 888-2247 or visit www.sdhumane.org.
The Pastor Says . . .
Most of the Hollywood aliens are here to destroy our world. But the one story of aliens, the Christmas story, is to help and save the world.
Pastor Richard Huls
The Aliens of Christmas
Hollywood is fascinated with aliens. Have you noticed how many movies and TV productions feature extra-terrestrial creatures? In most productions the world is thrown into a panic to ward off these super other worldly forces. The military, scientists, and often a super charged human likeness being, i.e., The Terminator, steps in to save humanity. I have often wondered what captivates both the producers and viewers in this drama. While much of this is pure Hollywood, extra-terrestrial visitations are not. What is unique is the difference between them.
The Bible records the event of an extra-terrestrial person making his appearance in a remarkable way. Like Superman,he comes as a baby, not in a flying capsule to avoid destruction, but in the womb of a woman, conceived by a supernatural force called the Holy Spirit. Much of the event is shrouded in mystery with only a few human beings aware of it. Yet, the occurrence is so important that a large contingency of beings from outer space make an appearance with a message of peace and hope to some shepherds. As if this isn’t enough, there is a mysterious star moving through the sky guiding seers to find this supernatural child. What I like about this story is its message. It is not one that tells of doom and destruction, the enslavement of humanity, beings to terrorize us, but rather good news of great joy for all the people.
When it comes to aliens, I will take these Biblical aliens over the Hollywood ones anytime.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed SPEND IT! In Escondido
With the busiest shopping season of the year in full swing now, this is a good time to remind residents about a community awareness campaign called Spend It! In Escondido. The focus of the campaign is to educate community members about the importance of shopping in Escondido. Every taxable dollar spent in Escondido benefits important City-provided services such as police and fire, senior services, libraries, street maintenance, street lights, parks and recreation. Sales tax generated from Escondido transactions (1% of
gross taxable sales), stays in Escondido and contributes to the quality of life you enjoy.
Purchases generating sales tax revenue are critical to a healthy Escondido economy. But it’s not just about sales tax revenue: While the goal is to increase sales during the busiest shopping time of the year, there are other benefits to shopping locally. If you stay in town, you save on gas, you discover new businesses you might not have otherwise visited, and you contribute to community pride and the health of the Escondido business environment. More information about Spend It! In Escondido is available online at http://www.escondido.org/spend-itin-escondido.aspx
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Donating to the Troops
are There many ways to help support City’s the a d o p t e d Marine Unit HMLA-369 and their family members during the holidays and throughout the year. The 425 men and women with over 150 children need your support and deeply appreciate it. The City sponsored Holiday Toy Drive began December 1 and you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at through Center Civic the December 31. (Toys collected after the holidays will be used throughout the year for the troops and their families).
Holiday Toy Drive: December 1-31 Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30
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Throughout the year, non-perishable items can also be donated to help support the Marines’ family members while the troops are overseas. Cases of water, Vista business gift cards, toys, school supplies, or diapers (all sizes) are greatly appreciated items. Items such as beef jerky, energy drinks, coffee k-cups, towels, and toiletry items can also be donated for the troops to use. In addition, thank you to the local businesses & organizations who donated in support of HMLA 369 in 2014.
For more information, contact the Office Manager’s City 760.643.5206
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond San Marcos is kicking off the winter season with several festive events the whole family can enjoy.
Dec. 7, residents can also get excited for Santa’s Magical Village located at 3 Civic Center Drive. The two-day event features visits from Santa and Rudolph, carolers, arts and craft vendors, cookie decorating, gourmet food trucks, a recycled ornament contest, and free outdoor entertainment.
From Saturday, Dec. 6 to Sunday,
For more details about these and other city events, please visit www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000.
Holiday Family Fun in San Marcos
The city’s 19th annual “Lighting of the Tree” will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 at approximately 6:30 pm. Holiday celebrations will continue to Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1 pm with San Marcos’ annual holiday parade presented by the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos. For parade route information please visit, www.kiwanisclubofsanmarcos.org.
Families can also enjoy a pancake, sausage and egg breakfast with Santa Clause on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11:30 am. No reservations are required and tickets are available at the door for just $5 for adults and $4 for children.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Annual Parade of Lights
On Sunday, December 14, come out and enjoy the annual Parade of Lights, taking place at 7:00 pm at the Oceanside Harbor. This event, sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club, is one of the most popular events of the year! The Chamber of Commerce receives calls from visitors about the Parade of Lights all year long, mostly because those visitors want to schedule their winter vacation to coincide with this event. According to Joseph Helgren of Helgren’s Sportsfishing, it takes a day to get his 75-foot Electra powerboat ready for the parade.
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www.northcoastsymphony.com. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.
3rd Annual Christmas on Maple – On Saturday, December 13, from 10am to 3pm, Escondido Events will hold their 3rd Annual “Christmas on Maple” in historic downtown Escondido. This is a free familyfriendly event at Grand Avenue and Maple. Highlights will include a visit from Santa (teddy bears from Santa while supplies last), unique holiday vendors, cookie decorating courtesy of Major Market, caroling, and children’s Christmas stories. Home Depot will be building a Mailbox for Letters to Santa and doing holiday crafts with the children. There will be an ugly Christmas sweater contest at 1pm. A professional photographer will be there to take pictures with Santa; prints will be available to take with you. For more information about Christmas on Maple, visit the website at www.escondidoevents.net. If your group wants to perform at the event or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, email the event
It’s all hands on deck as family and friends pitch in to put in place 1,000 feet of strung lights and a giant inflatable Santa Claus and snowman. The best way to enjoy this event is to arrive at the Harbor around 5:00 pm and eat dinner at one of the Harbor Village restaurants. If you choose your seating strategically enough, you may even be able to watch the boat parade from your dinner seat. Regardless of where you eat dinner, you will be in a prime location to walk around the Oceanside Harbor and view the beautiful boats and lights.
For a calendar of other Oceanside events, please go to www.ci.oceanside.ca.us and click on full calendar. manager Peggy Stankovich at email@example.com or call 619.838.8020. This event will follow the 64th annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade.
It’s “Mistletoe Magic” with RB Chorale’s 40th Annual Holiday Show - Pat Bean and the RB Chorale present a magical Holiday Show at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th and 1pm on Sunday, December 14th. The show will feature Christmas music with a dash of Hanukkah, a splash of Broadway and a patriotic tribute to honor our veterans and active military members. Santa Claus will be there with treats for the children and don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Every December the Chorale performs to packed houses to raise funds for scholarships, presented the following spring to graduating local high school seniors who intend to pursue their education in some form
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The Paper • Page 12 • December 4, 2014 In years when Microsoft allows only bad OS (ME, Vista, Win 8.1) stress levels are high. The past two years have been particularly hard on retail shoppers as Microsoft withheld its perfectly good Windows 7 OS from retail shoppers in attempt to foist its deeply flawed Windows 8.1 on the innocent public.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
The BFB (Black Friday Blues)
There are other words for it, “buyer’s remorse” is one; “the credit card crud” is another. The good thing about “Black Friday Blues” is that it is one hundred percent reversible. For shoppers addicted to the adrenaline rush of Black Friday and other big shopping days, the “take it back” days that follow are like drug/alcohol rehab. It is a time to allow the mind and bank account to heal and to get ready for the next binge.
There is one kind of BFB that is more stressful than others. It’s the PC-BFB. The level of PCBFB stress varies from year to year. During years when PCs with good operating systems (OS) are available (Win XP and Win 7), the stress levels are low.
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of musical endeavor. Over $250,000 has been raised and awarded to date and this happens with the support of the San Diego community. Tickets can be purchased from any chorale member, online at www.rbchorale.org or by calling 858485-SONG (7664). Preferred Seating is $32, General Admission is $22, Seniors (55 & older), Students (1318) and Active Military tickets are $20 and all children (through 12 years) are admitted for only $7. All three shows will be held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. For a preview of the Chorale, check them out at the Sights and Sounds of Christmas on the grounds of the LDS Temple on Sunday, December 7 at 6pm and again at 7pm. Thousands of lights will make a sparkling backdrop as we come together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas through song. This is a free event open to the public.
Library Presents 2nd Saturday Concert Series – The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Concert on Saturday, December 13, at 3pm in the Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Talented young artists, ages 7 to 16 years, will perform classical selections on piano and cello in styles ranging from the Baroque to the Romantic. FanFaire Foundation’s mission is to nurture musically-gifted children who also love science and math in order to utilize and benefit from the creative link between music and science. These young artists’ performances illustrate how well this mission has been accomplished and serve as an example to spark an interest in classical
PCs are not an impulse purchase item. Folks buy a new PC because they need one. These days most retail shoppers are buying a new PC to replace an older one. They know how computers work and expect to be able to use it when they get it. Then came Windows 8.1. By now most businesses and many home users know about Windows 8.1 and have found ways to avoid it, but there are still millions of naïve shoppers this season who still trust Microsoft, Dell and HP to do the right thing. Swayed by fast talking retail sales clerks (on commission), these poor Bambis stocked up on millions of Black Friday Windows 8.1 notebook and desktop PCs.
By now those unfortunate folks have had time to open the box. After crushing the Asian bamboo spiders lurking in the shipping carton they plug in their new PCs. Dazzled and confused by the dancing rectangles of Win 8.1 they called technical support and spent hours on a virtual tour of Asia and the Western Pacific flavored with accents of Tagalog, Hindi, Malay and a dash of Mandarin. Finally up music among young people. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May 2015 and features an array of diverse musical styles. This series is free, open to the public, and sponsored by Friends of the Library. For more info, visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian, Paul Crouthamel at 760.839.4814.
Charity Wings Art & Craft Center Events – Everyone is welcome for a free Holiday Art and Craft Party on Saturday, December 13, from 12noon to 4pm, and create beautiful felt ornaments for the holidays. The Charity Wings Art & Craft Center is ready to launch the Holiday Giving Campaign and it will run until December 31st. Last year volunteers loaded up donations of 42 sleeping bags, 200 pairs of new socks, 57 handmade scarves, and 3 cases of cup-o-noodles soups and passed them out to the homeless community downtown. Charity Wings is happy to be doing that again for the 6th year. Join in and spread some warmth and love this year to those less fortunate. Save the Date for another event; the Meet the Manufacturers “LIVE from CHA” (all you need is an internet connection). The dates will be January 10th and 11th from 9am-5pm. This is the 7th livestreaming event from the Craft & Hobby Association Tradeshow floor. Check out the manufacturers and new products LIVE on the interactive show. Everyone I welcome to watch, all you need is an internet connection. For more information on any of these events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual Holiday Concert on December 17th in Escondido – The San Diego Interfaith Choir and
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and running, they are treated to over one hundred “bloatware” programs installed at no cost by the thoughtful manufacturer. Ads, trial programs, pop-ups and Internet links swim amongst the colorful rectangles. The users recall that the retail store offered to remove “manufacturer’s bloatware” for only $69.95 and they now wish they’d taken them up on it. Dad finally gives up in disgust and moves to the garage with the old XP computer, Mom goes back to her Windows Vista laptop and junior takes over the new PC. The story is basically the same with the new Win 8.1 notebook PCs. At least with the new low
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that. Plus friendly and speedy waitresses. ••••• Those of you who read this column regularly know that I’m happy to throw a bouquet to businesses and professions that I am aware of that do an outstanding job.
Not only restaurants but another service recently crossed my path for the third or fourth time. When I have a need I go back to them again, and again, and again. Why? Because I know they are honest, do a great job, and are more than reeasonable on their rates. Recently I became aware of a problem with a residence in which I have an interest. A commode in one of the restrooms was backing up.
We’ve had a similar problem in the past on two separate occasions, both times it was tree roots that had grown into the piping discharge system.
We called RotoRooter of Escondido, spoke to Art, and he had the problem handled in no time at all. This time I once again called Roto Rooter, talked to Linda, Art’s right hand gal, told her of the problem and said, “whatever you
end notebook you can amuse yourself playing etch-a-sketch by watching your finger trace curlicues on the screen from the backside of your new ultracheap, ultra-thin notebook case.
There is a sure fire solution to BFB? Don’t throw away the packaging. You probably have 15 days to return your mistake. Then scoot in to the Computer Factory and get a nice new problem free desktop or notebook PC with Windows 7. Don’t forget to bring in your old PC so that we can copy your old files to your new PC. Then sit back and enjoy a (relatively) stress free holiday season.
need to do, please get it fixed. You have carte blanche . . . I trust you. You always take good care of us and I love doing business with you folks.” (Not too many businesses I give the green light on to proceed and just send me the bill. Usually, I want to pin them down to exact costs. Not with RotoRooter . . . they’re good, honest people.) In less than three hours the problem was solved and I had a phone call from Linda, telling me this time the problem was not tree roots but the bowl wax was defective and they simply replaced it and now the commode was working good as new. Don’t you just love it when you find businesses like that? A business or profession that you can trust implicitly? Over the years we’ve gotten to know a great many companies who hold similar views and philosophies. When I do, I’m glad to pass along the information so you, too, can benefit.
It’s all a part of being a community newspaper. Sharing the good news about what great people we have in North County and what a pleasure it is to deal with them and always know satisfaction!
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Lee Sullivan North San Diego County, CA.
Whatever happened to the Social Contract?
When I came as a graduate student to the USA in 1947, business was conducted under a set of unwritten, but reasonably fair social contract rules. Under these rules, the (rich) investor put up the money, hired the workers , took the risks of loss, and made a substantial profit if all went well. The worker, on the other hand, made a salary which was enough to support a home and a family, and had a secure job. It is only fair, then, that the manager made considerably more money, since he put up the capital and handled the risks. The rich would get richer but the poor would get richer too.
Mind you, the system was always stacked in favor of the rich. If the investor failed, he usually had resources on which to fall back. Typically, he was faced with the decision of whether he could afford a bigger car or not. If the worker lost his job, the decision was often between missing out on food or missing out on health
care, since he had very few resources on which to fall back. His single safety net lay in the support of his union, which could represent him in contract negotiations. Still, this social contract worked until the last 30 years, so what went wrong? The simplest answer is that the rich got too greedy, and ignored (or forgot) the implicit bargain that the poor were supposed to benefit as well. This was accomplished by first demonizing the unions, and then virtually destroying them. The banking industry, in particular, took advantage of the fact that lack of regulation allowed them to take all the chances, with none of the attendant risks, and found ways to justify the millions they earned. Together, they tore up the social contract. This worked for a while, and very few people noticed the steady expansion in the ratio of wealth (executive to worker), which went from 40 to over 400 today.
But, if the bankers had been socially responsible and politically smart, they would have returned to respecting the implicit social contract. Instead, they assumed that the government had legitimized their greed and could continue as before. After paying off the nominal debts to governments, but not the debt for the social and economic destruction they caused, the bankers paid themselves fat bonuses again. One reason they did not
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Orchestra’s annual Holiday Concert will be on Wednesday, December 17, at 7pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 4th and Kalmia St, Escondido. Hear over 175 performers celebrate different holiday faith traditions in music. Song selections will be varied, and they always close the concerts with all participants singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Net proceeds will benefit Interfaith Community Services. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Tickets can be purchased from any choir member or at www.sandiegointerfaithchoir.org for $12.50, or at the door for $15.
“Merry Tree of Wishes” – The second annual “Merry Tree of Wishes” has been set up at Lush Coffee and Tea, 324 Main Street in Vista. This isn’t a usual tree with ornaments and tinsel; instead it is a “Merry Tree of Wishes,” a place where individuals are invited to come in, pick an origami crane, and write a wish on the gift tag, which then decorates the tree with their hopes and dreams. The tree has become home to hundreds of wishes ranging from holiday wishlist staples like a dog, finding true love, and world peace. Some lean to the more serious and personal, like beating cancer or finding a cure for dementia so a child can be remembered by their father. The goal is to get 1,000 wishes on the tree. Legend has it that if 1,000 cranes are hung, all wishes will be granted. There is no cost or purchase required to participate. Bring your good wishes and help fill the tree which will remain up through December 25th. Oceanside Theatre Company Performs “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” – Now running through December 21, the Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) will perform its critically acclaimed “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” by Tom Mula in the historic downtown Oceanside Brooks Theatre, 21 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. This unique holiday production is a twist to Dickens’ Christmas Carol which
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VANC and Miniature Museum Raise Funds for Scholarships The Veterans Association of North County (VANC) of Oceanside and the Joe Martin Foundation Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum of Carlsbad have teamed up for North County students and are announcing the VANC Rolls a Rollin’ raffle to benefit the annual Veterans Scholarship Program. Joe Ashby, chairman of the annual Veterans Scholarship Program, and Craig Libuse, director of the Craftsmanship Museum, unveiled an antique Rolls Royce model that will be raffled to raise scholarship money for all participating North County high school seniors. The antique model was donated by the wife of a veteran. Still in the factory sealed box, this 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca Coupe model is 1/8th scale and contains more than 2100 working parts of brass, steel, plastic, leather, rubber, and copper. Working features include a brake pedal that operates brakes on all four wheels, operating steering, lights that work from the dashboard, working doors and door latches, window cranks,
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worry too much was that they were confident that governments and taxpayers would rescue them, and they were right. The result is that bankers and governments have lost the trust of the man on the street. If we are to return to a fair system of economic growth, rich and poor must both benefit. And if there is to be economic pain, rich and poor must feel it. It does not take a
genius to predict that angry middle classes and the poor will seek eventually to engineer a social or political revolution against the wealthy. We have a tendency to downgrade this possibility because it does not conform to our norms of genteel behaviour. Forgetting, of course, the days when bra- burning, the tearing up of Draft cards and even bombing a defense laboratory at the University of Wisconsin resulted in an end to the Vietnam War. We say that we are a Nation of Laws, but many of these laws are aimed at quelching the display of outrage which is boiling over in the USA. /s/Sorab K. Ghandi Escondido, CA.
Sorab K. Ghandhi is an Emeritus Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY. As a tenured faculty member, he was a benificiary of the social contract. In his humble opinion, the USA also benefited, as can be attested by his biography in Wikipedia.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029335 The name of the business: Wellcare Supported Living, located at 610 W. 9th Ave., #18, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Imelda Bocade 1117 Jackson Place Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Imelda Bocade, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027947 The name of the business: One Way Movers, located at 1710 S. Juniper St., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Eric Milner 752 Corvette Dr. Unit A Ontario, Ca. 91764 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Eric Milner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/22/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028788 The name of the business: Adopt-ADog Station, located at 3625 North Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Kathleen L. Kudera 3625 North Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kathleen L. Kudera, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/30/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029200 The name of the business: Pure Energy Band, Vestures Flourish, 820 Los Vallecitos, #H, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Rolling Buy Corp. 820 Los Vallecitos Blvd. St H San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carmen Jacobs, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031027 The name of the business: Partner Press, located at 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #110, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Partner Press Asset Management Company, LLC 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #110 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 1/14/2010. /s/David Hyman, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/25/2014 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 & 12/25/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029052 The name of the business: UEI College, located at 310 3rd Ave., Ste C6/C7, Chula Vista, CA. 90910, is hereby registered by the following: United Education Institute 16485 Laguna Canyon Rd., Suite 300 Irvine, CA. 92618 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/01/2011. /s/Lars Vaaler, CFO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2014 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 & 12/25/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029830 The name of the business: Metis HQ, located at 409 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: RJC Productions, Inc. 409 S. Las Posas Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ryan Carr, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027453 The name of the business: Camilas Photography, located at 2027 Mission Ave., #019, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Felipe Rojas 681 Paseo Rio Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/03/2011. /s/Felipe Rojas, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/16/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029883 The name of the business: Laura Wedemeyer Music Studio, located at 337 Camino Mateo, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Laura J. Wedemeyer 337 Camino Mateo San Macos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/12/14. /s/Laura J. Wedemeyer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027225 The name of the business: Lakeview Village, Lakeview Village Apartments, Lakeview Village Apartment Homes, located at 3115 Sweetwater Springs Blvd., Spring Valley, Ca. 91978, is hereby registered by the following: FRG Corona Pointe LLC & JSP Corona Pointe LLC, REVX Lakeview, CSG Lakeview LLC, 655 Montgomery St., Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA. 94111 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 2/12/2014. /s/Curtis Gardner, Principal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, & 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027227 The name of the business: Mission Trails, Mission Trails Apartments, Mission Trails Apartment Homes, located at 6975 Golfcrest Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92119, is hereby registered by the following: MLF Trails, LLC, REVX-492 LLC and JSP Trails, LLC 655 Montgomery St., Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA. 94111 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 2/24/2014. /s/Curtis Gardner, Principal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, & 12/04/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029851 The name of the business: California Snacks, located at 4155 Lake Circle Dr., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 is hereby registered by the following: Soha Korkis 4155 Lake Circle Dr. Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/12/14 /s/Soha Korkis, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2014-020849 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: California Snacks, located at 7602 Romeria St., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 03/02/2011 and asssigned File No. 2011-006373 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Cal Traders, Inc. 7602 Romeria St. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/Sonia Staub, President This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/12/2014. 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030271 The name of the business: SC Plumbing, located at 225 W. El Norte Pkwy #130, Escondido, CA., 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Steven Kent Newman 225 W. El Norte Pkwy #130 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Steven Kent Newman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/17/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030339 The name of the business: Azure Sky, located at 1423 Westwood Place, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Katherine Milam and Juan Baigorria Mejia 1423 Westwood Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Katherine Milam This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/17/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029286 The name of the business: Health 4 U, located at 5418 Spencer Lane, Carlsbad, CA., 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Michael F. and Lyn Perry 5418 Spencer Lane Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 2/25/2010. /s/Michael F. Perry This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030601 The name of the business: Donnelly’s, located at 5939 Darwin Ct., Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Tri Fine Irishmen, LLC 5939 Darwin Ct. Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael McGinnis, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/19/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030734 The name of the business: The Lock Doctor, located at 12463 Rancho Bernardo Rd., #555, San Diego, CA. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Sean Thomas Giles 723 Foxhall Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/1/14. /s/Sean Thomas Giles This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/21/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 14-016 on December 12, 2014. Project No.: P14-0035 Case No.: DP 14-016 Applicant: Community Lutheran Church Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the operation of a 5,400 square foot assembly use (place of worship). Location of Property: 340 Rancheros Drive, Suite 160, more particularly described as: That certain parcel of land shown & delineated as remainder on San Marcos parcel map no. 17671, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, March 14, 1996. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-311-07. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, December 22, 2014). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, ext. 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or email@example.com. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/4/14.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031017 The name of the business: Antbusters, located at 6965 El Camino Real #105-534, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: California Pest Elimination Associates, Inc. 6965 El Camino Real #105-534 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/1/14. /s/James Shaver, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/25/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030705 The name of the business: The Greenbriar Group, located at 325 Pamelo Rd. #A11, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Maryann Weiss 325 Pamelo Rd. A11 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/1/14. /s/Maryann Weiss, This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/21/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031002 The name of the business: Cathie at Grand Centre Massage, located at 904 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite #1, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Becker 2216 Eastridge Ln. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Catherine M. Becker This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/25/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030382 The name of the business: ICE, ICE Expo, located at 1611 S. Melrose Dr., #A286, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: International Cleaning Experts 1611 S. Melrose Dr. #A286 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/01/2013. /s/Gianna Hammer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/18/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014. Case No: CUP 12-897 Application of: United Methodist Church/Applied Scholastics Academy Request: A Conditional Use Permit for the operation of a private school from existing facilities located in the Office Professional Zone. Location of Property: 800 W. Mission Avenue, more particularly described as: Portion of fractional section 10, Township 12 South, Range 3 West, San Bernardino Meridian in the City of San Marcos. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220-021-20-00.
Case No: P14-0014: SDP 14005, TPM 14-002, CUP 14008, ND 14-009 Application of: University District Holdings II, LLC “Corner@2Oaks” Request: A Site Development Plan, Tentative Parcel Map, and Conditional Use Permit to allow Phase 1 construction of 19,000 square feet (s.f.) of standard commercial office, 19,000 s.f. of medical office, 4,000 s.f. of retail, 4,000 s.f. of restaurant and a 116-room hotel. Phase 2 is in the southern portion of the project site and includes 35,000 s.f. of office, 15,000 s.f. of retail and 5,000 s.f. of restaurant. The project also includes adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration (the environmental review document) and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Location of Property: Southwest corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road & San Marcos Blvd., more particularly described as: Lots 24 and 25 in Block 62 of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos per Map 806 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220-190-11, 23, 24, 28, 37, 40, 41, 43, 47, 51 & 53. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 12/4/14.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030949 The name of the business: Caspian Enterprises, located at 12717 Mirar De Valle, Valleyo Center, Ca. 92082, is hereby registered by the following: Emerio Enterprises, Inc. 12717 Mirar De Valle Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/24/2014. /s/Bahram Shadzi, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/25/2014 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 & 12/25/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031333 The name of the business: Smith Properties, located at 1441 La Plaza Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Donnie R. Smith 1441 La Plaza Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Donnie R. Smith, Sole Proprietor This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/02/2014 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 & 12/25/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031366 The name of the business: Samia Rose Topiary, located at 119 Valpreda Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Patricia R. Hammer 119 Valpreda Road San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/01/2014. /s/Patricia R. Hammer, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/02/2014 12/04, 12/11, 12/18 & 12/25/2014
Bahai A Way of Life
Baha’is have been described as a kind, gentle people. Would you like to know more? Call anyone listed here from your city/neighborhood.
Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
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Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido -
Sandy Coleman, 760-747-0049.
San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264
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The Paper • Page 16 • December 4, 2014
"Arthritis Joint Pain Gone Within Weeks with Laser Therapy"
Living with Arthritis pain can affect every part of your life. It keeps you from enjoying the good things in life - time with grandkids, playing golf, even working in the yard.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get out of bed without pain for just one morning? Every time you try and push through the pain... like standing or walking for a long period of time.. . you pay for it for the next 2-3 days with even more pain. So, you take some pain pills... Pain Pills Are Not the Answer Do you remember the Vioxx scandal?
It was a medication designed to relieve arthritis pain... but like all drugs, it had side effects.
After years of use worldwide, the makers withdrew it from the market because of the overwhelming evidence it caused heart attacks and strokes.
There’s a time to use pain medications, BUT not before seeking a natural way to correct the CAUSE of the problem! Ask yourself... after taking all these pain medications... maybe for years...
Do You Have Any of these Arthritis-related Symptoms?
• Osteoarthritis • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Bursitis or Tendonitis • Shoulder Pain • Back pain • Knee Pain • Degenerative Joint Disease • Lumbar Disc Problems • Aching Pain in the Arms or Legs
older- that you should expect to have Arthritis? Sure, if you don't take care of your damaged joints now as you get older they will get worse.
However, old age is not the cause of your Arthritis. I'll venture to say all 360 joints in your body are the same age, yet Arthritis and joint degeneration has not affected every one of them - only your previously injured joints that never healed properly.
My name is Dr. Stephen Heilman, D.C., owner and clinical director of North Inland Pain Relief Institute. Over the past 15 plus years, I have seen thousands of people come in to my office that were suffering from Arthritis pain. After treatment, they often leave the institute pain free or with significantly reduced pain. How can we achieve these results? It is quite simple: our years of experience and a dedication to the safest and most effective healing technologies - like Nexus Laser Therapy.
We have made it our institute's mission to help those suffering with chronic pain like you. What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is on the cutting edge of pain relief. Laser Therapy provides healing energy to the tissues that are swollen, painful, stiff, and inflamed from Arthritis. You are in pain because there is damage to the soft tissues of the body: muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the tissues surrounding the joints. Laser Therapy significantly benefits these injured tissues by speeding up the healing process, by
are you any better off? Pain Is Not Just "Old Age"
Have you had one doctor after another telling you this is just the natural process of the body getting
decreasing pain, and by reducing inflammation
faster than comparable therapies. Laser Therapy is used by elite pain centers around the world and by professional sports teams. In fact, we have the same laser used by over 40 professional sports teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Rangers, and Boston Celtics. So when Laser Therapy is added to the conventional physical therapies, the results are amazing. By the way, the treatment is painless! Is This Solution Right For You!
It's time for you to find out if this treatment is your Arthritis solution. For 20 days only, believe it or not, $47 will get you all The services I normally charge new patients $197 for! What does The Arthritis Laser Evaluation offer include? Take a look at what You will receive:
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Arthritis Can Be Successfully Treated
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