Volume 45 - No. 07
February 12, 2015
by lyle e davis
For those of us who readily admit to being soft-hearted saps when it comes to puppies and dogs, we have some brighter days ahead.
The market for Puppy Mill dogs in San Diego County is rapidly decreasing and will likely soon be a distant, sad memory.
But Puppy Mills are such a scourge that you and I need to continue the fight to enable statewide and federal legislation that will totally shut down the market for puppies and dogs that come out of these Puppy Mills, owned and operated by some of the saddest excuses for human beings you can imagine. We’ve got some mighty devoted people here in the county who can help out . . . they’ll help get legislation passed in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, and Carlsbad (Oceanside has already passed the necessary legislation. Kudos to the Oceanside Mayor and Council.) Janice Hatch and her San Diego Animal Defense Team and So Cal Companion Animal Defenders are both volunteerbased organizations committed to making changes in legislation at the city, county, state and federal levels to ensure Puppy Mills are put out of business.
Both lobbied long and hard to ensure Oceanside’s leaders had the necessary information and motivation to pass legislation that prohibited the selling of retail animals within city limits. We first learned of Janice Hatch and her Animal Defense Team as they picketed and boycotted retail pet stores in the city of San Diego and eventually lobbied and successfully persuaded the San Diego City Council to pass legilsation prohibiting the retail sale of pets within city limits.
They then turned their attention to Oceanside and Carlsbad where they, alongside with So Cal Companion Defenders, both lobbied city legislators and exerted public/peer pressure on retail pet outlets sufficient to result in similar legislation in Oceanside.
They both now hope to persuade Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido to adopt similar legislation. The Paper - 760.747.7119
Above inset pictures left: San Diego Animal Defense Team, picketing California Pets, Carlsbad, 2014. Above inset picture top right: So Cal Companion Animal Defenders, picketing California Pets in Carlsbad, 2014. Rihanna’s Story: This photo shows her before and after transformation (taken several weeks apart after she'd been groomed, her infections healed, and learned how to be a joyful dog). Rihanna was covered in painful mats, so bad that she couldn't even walk, yet she was still used for breeding regardless of her condition. She also had severe eye infections. She's not alone, there are thousands of dogs like her living in puppy mills. She now lives with a family who loves her very much, and she loves them too! Both organizations picketed California Pets, located in the Westfield Shopping Mall, and So Cal Companion Defenders focused in on Furever Puppies in Escondido. Both the Escondido location of California Pets and Furever Puppies have now closed their doors. California Pets moved their pet inventory to their Carlsbad location and they do not plan on renewing their lease there in May . . . nor does the shopping center have any interest in leasing to retail pet stores.
Photo courtesy National Mill Dog Rescue
Why all this hard work from volunteer organizations? Because hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners of greed. They are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. The dogs never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die. The only way to free them from the misery of these horrid puppymills is to eliminate the
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demand for puppies by refusing to buy a puppy in a pet store and boycotting those pet stores that sell puppies. When people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end.
The state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you, the reader. You, can free them from their puppy
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mill prisons by joining organizations such as these, by helping them financially, by helping to picket, to lobby legislators, by helping to find foster and adoptive homes. A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation that places profit over the well-being of its dogs—who are often severely neglected—and acts without regard to responsible breeding practices. Despite the intense suffering of these dogs, puppy mills are operating all over the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of puppies are raised each year in commercial kennels.
Female dogs are usually bred the first time they come into heat and are bred every heat cycle. They are bred until their poor worn out bodies can't reproduce any longer and then they are killed. Often they are killed by being bashed in the head with a rock or shot with a .22 caliber bullet to the head. Sometimes they are sold to laboratories or dumped. This is often by the time they reach five years old. Puppy mills maximize their profits by not spending adequate money on proper food, housing or veterinary care.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Men in Heaven
When everybody on earth passed on and were waiting to enter Heaven, God appeared and said, "I want the men to make two lines:
One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter.”
Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100's of miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man. God said to the long line, "You
Innocent families buy the puppies only to find that the puppy is very ill or has genetic or emotional problems. Often the puppies die of disease. Many others have medical problems that cost thousands of dollars. And many have emotional problems because they have not been properly socialized in the mills. Don't bring this misery into your home.
Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. There are over 4000 federally licensed breeding kennels.
Approximately 3,500 petstores in the United States sell puppies. They sell approximately 500,000 thousand puppies a year. It is estimated that the puppy industry in Missouri is valued at 40 million dollars a year. The puppy industry in one county in Pennsylvania Lancaster - is valued at 4 million dollars a year. There are seven states that are known as puppy mill states because they have the majority of the puppymills in the country. They are: Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
men should be ashamed of yourselves; I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him." God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the only one in this line?"
The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here." Technology
Wife texts husband on a cold winter’s morning: "Windows frozen, won't open." Husband texts back: "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it and gently tap edges with hammer."
Wife texts back 5 minutes later: "Computer really messed up now.” A Man's Logic
A woman was outside pulling weeds on a hot summer day when her husband walked up and asked her what they were having for dinner.
Irritated by the thought of him sitting in the air conditioned house while she labored away, she snapped, "I can't believe you're asking me about supper right now! Pretend I'm out of town, go inside and make din-
There is federal law, the Animal Welfare Act, and many states have laws that purport to regulate puppymills, but the fact is that those laws are rarely enforced.
Pet stores often tell customers that their puppies come from local breeders or quality breeders. Don't believe them, ask to see the paperwork and find out where the puppies really come from.
If the people of the United States refused to buy a puppy in a pet store, the misery of puppy mills would end.
Puppy mills are distinguished by their inhumane conditions and the constant breeding of unhealthy and genetically defective dogs solely for profit. Some puppy mill puppies are sold to pet shops—usually through a broker, or middleman—and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified. Other puppy mill puppies are sold directly to the public, including over the Internet, through newspaper ads, and at swap meets and flea markets. Questions and Answers About Puppy Mills
What Health Problems Are Common to Puppy Mill Dogs?
So he went back in the house and fixed himself a big steak, potatoes, garlic bread, and three tall glasses of beer.
His wife walked in just about the time he was finishing up and asked, "Where's my plate?"
"Huh? I thought you were out of town," he replied. And, they vote . . . .
Billy Bob and Luther were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells Luther, "Ya know, I reckon I'm 'bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I'm gonna do it different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas, and Earlene got pregnant again.
Last year you suggested Tahiti and darned if Earlene didn't get pregnant again."
Luther asks Billy Bob, "So, what you gonna do this year that's different?" "This year I'm taking Earlene with me." •••• After being married for forty
Illness and disease are common in dogs from puppy mills. Because puppy mill operators often fail to apply proper husbandry practices that would remove sick dogs from their breeding pools, puppies from puppy mills are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions. These can include:
Epilepsy Heart disease Kidney disease Musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.) Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism) Blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease) Deafness Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.) Respiratory disorders On top of that, puppies often arrive in pet stores and their new homes with diseases or infirmities. These can include: Giardia Parvovirus Distemper Upper respiratory infections Kennel cough Pneumonia Mange Fleas Ticks Intestinal parasites Heartworm Chronic diarrhea
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years, a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her for a while, then said: "You're an alphabet wife... A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K."
She asks: "What the hell does that mean?" He said: "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous and Hot."
She smiled happily and said: "Oh, that's so lovely, but what about I, J, K?" He said: "I'm Just Kidding!"
The swelling in his eye is going down and the doctor is fairly optimistic about saving his testicles. •••• Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. “I’m going to be away for a long time,” I told him. “I’m going to Iraq .” “Why?” he asked. “Don't you know there’s a war going on over there?” •••• Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood diseases. One afternoon, he and his wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A
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‘Ban Puppy Stores’ Cont. from Page 2 Do Puppy Mill Pups Display Behavior Problems?
Sometimes. Fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals are typical of puppy mill dogs. Puppies born in puppy mills are typically removed from their littermates and mothers at just six weeks of age. The first months of a puppy's life are a critical socialization period for puppies. Spending that time with their mother and littermates helps prevent puppies from developing problems like extreme shyness, aggression, fear and anxiety. How Are Animals Treated at Puppy Mills?
Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste cleanup, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs—and it is not unusual for cages to be stacked up in columns. Breeding dogs at mills might spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements, or crammed inside filthy structures where they never get the chance to feel the
sun or breathe fresh air.
How Often Are Dogs Bred in Puppy Mills?
In order to maximize profits, female dogs are bred at every opportunity with little to no recovery time between litters. When, after a few years, they are physically depleted to the point that they no longer can reproduce, breeding females are often killed. The mom and dad of the puppy in the pet store window are unlikely to make it out of the mill alive—and neither will the many puppies born with overt physical problems that make them unsalable.
So what does that really mean to us? It tells us that the disc itself does have a God-given ability to heal and repair if provided the proper mechanisms for self-healing. There is a specific mechanism inherent in each of the spinal discs called the “pump mechanism of disc nutri-tion” (see Fig 1). When this mechanism is not working properly, the spinal discs will begin to die causing bulges, herniations, and eventually spinal stenosis.
The spinal disc is one of the very few tissues in the body that does not have a direct blood supply for circulation. The only way that the disc gets the circulation of water, oxygen and nutrients for self-repair is via this specific disc pump mechanism. What happens when you decrease cir-culation in any type of tissue, whether it be animal tissue, plant tissue or human tissue? Exactly, it begins to become weak and begins to degenerate.
Symptoms Are NOT The Problem
Now the symptoms of pain, numbness,
How Many Puppy Mills Exist in the U.S.?
Puppy mills became more prevalent after World War II. In response to widespread crop failures in the Midwest, the United States Department of Agriculture began promoting purebred puppies as a fool-proof "cash" crop. Chicken coops and rabbit hutches were repurposed for dogs, and the retail pet industry—pet stores large and small—boomed with the increasing supply of puppies from the new "mills."
At any given point in time, there are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 USDA-licensed breeders (commonly referred to as puppy mills) operating in the United States. However, this number does not take into consideration the number of breeders not required to be licensed by the USDA or the number of breeders operating illegally without a license. Because so many of these breeders are operating without oversight, it's impossible to accurately track them or to know how many there truly are. The ASPCA estimates that there could be as many as 10,000 puppy mills in the United States.
Today, Missouri is considered the leading puppy mill state in the country. Over time, puppy mills have spread geographical-
The number of dogs in a puppy mill can vary significantly. Some puppy mills are relatively small, with only 10 breeding
When and Why Did Puppy Mills Begin?
Which States Have the Most Puppy Mills?
Escondido, CA—In a 2002 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, a peerreviewed article was published by a Dr. Michael D. Martin, MD et al. in which the third sentence states: “The disc itself is active tissue that contains significant mechanisms for self-repair.” That article was published by a neurosurgeon and written directly for neurosurgeons.
“The Disc Itself Is Active Tissue...”
ly. The highest concentration is in the Midwest, but there are also high concentrations in other areas, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and upstate New York. Commercial dog breeding is very prevalent among Amish and Mennonite farmers, with pockets of Amish dog breeders found throughout the country, including in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and parts of Wisconsin.
How Many Dogs Does an Average Puppy Mill Have?
brown leaves are the plant’s problem? Of course not, the leaves turning brown is just a condition that is telling you that there is something wrong with the plant. The plant is unhealthy and needs water and nutrients. You could spray paint the leaves green but it just covers up the condition. The underlying problem still exists and will continue to produce brown leaves until you fix the actual problem. and tingling that most experience with bulging, herni-ated or degenerative discs are NOT the problem. The definition of a symptom: “something that indicates the existence of something else.” It is just like the dashboard of your car telling you that something is wrong (brake lights out, engine needs checked, overheating, etc.) Those lights that appear in your car dash are NOT the problem. You can remove the lights surgically or put a piece of duct tape over the lights but the problem will NOT be fixed...the problem is still present.
Let’s take a look at a plant for example...if the leaves on a plant begin to turn brown, would you say that the
dogs. Other breeders run massive operations with more than 1,000 breeding dogs! Because not all puppy mills are licensed and inspected, it's impossible to know the true average. Are Puppy Mills Always Legal?
Not necessarily. The federal Animal Welfare Act requires breeders who have more than three breeding female dogs and sell puppies to pet stores or puppy brokers to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to the federal law, some states have laws that regulate the commercial breeding industry as well.
However, in most cases, the standards that breeders are required to meet by law are extremely minimal. Under the federal Animal Welfare Act, it is completely legal to keep a dog in a cage only six inches longer than the dog in each direction, with a wire floor, stacked on top of another cage, for the dog's entire life. Conditions that most people would consider inhumane, or even cruel, are often totally legal. A Local Pet Store Says Its Dogs Aren't from a Mill. Is That True?
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extent of your disc damage for only $70. This examination will consist of a detailed neurological evaluation, extensive orthopedic testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your evaluation. He will sit down with you and go over your condition with you in complete detail. You will know exactly what is causing all your pain (or other symptoms).
In your spine, when the pump mechanism of disc nutrition fails, the disc will begin to de-generate and become weak. This weakness in the disc is what produces the bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs.
The treatment that is provided at Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido is revolutionary and is specifically designed to artificially re-create the pump mecha-nism in the discs which allows the spinal discs to heal and re-pair. The best part of the treat-ment is that it uses no drugs, no injections, and no surgery. Plus it’s painless and many patients relax and fall asleep while un-dergoing the treatment. The amount of treatment needed to allow the discs to heal and repair varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and orthopedic evaluation. We do NOT accept everyone for treatment and will let you know if we can accept your case for treatment. Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC at the Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido, CA will do a spinal disc severity examination to determine the
Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC
Dr. Heilman will be offering this spinal disc severity examination from now until Friday, February 20, 2015.
Call 760-480-4480 to make an appointment to determine if your spinal discs can be treated.
NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.
The Paper • Page 4 • February 12, 2015 Scammers Involve Oceanside Police Lieutenant
Lt. Aaron Doyle is real . . . but his involvement in the Publisher’s Clearing House Awards program isn’t.
Scammers have been calling Oceanside residents and telling them they’ve won $100,000 from Publisher’s Clearing House. To lend credibility to the call they have used Lt. Doyle’s name. Oceanside police are warning the public of the scam and assuring that not only is Lt. Doyle not affiliated with the Publisher’s Clearing House but that the department would never involve itself in such a campaign.
The callers have been impersonating Lt. Aaron Doyle and asking for a $1,000 processing fee to facilitate the prize money. Department members are not allowed to represent the department in this way, officials said.
One man who paid the processing fee visited the police department last Wednesday. "He had received a phone call from 'Lt. Doyle' and wanted to know what the lieutenant had done with his money," according to Oceanside Police spokesman Leon Cosby. "He
Man About Town
Dallas Woodring is Alive!
We recently started a little game on Page 14 (The Mighty Mojo Page) where we feature area business people and a question . . “Do You Know This Guy?” Got a call from Dallas Woodring the other day who chuckled while he told me he had about five or six peole tell him they saw his obituary in The Paper. Nope. Just his picture and an invitation to identify him.
Glad to report Dallas is alive and well and still wearing that trademark smile of his. Long may he live.
was so convinced that he would not accept the scam explanation." Saturation DUI Patrol Result in Escondido
On Friday night, February 5th, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol.
Officers assigned to this detail made 30 traffic stops and conducted 2 Field Sobriety Tests. During the evening, one driver was arrested for felony possession of an illegal weapon, and the passenger was charged with felony possession of 15 grams of illegal narcotics. Five drivers were cited for being unlicensed or having a suspended license. 4 vehicles were impounded. Heavy Police Presence in Escondido Results in Arrest of Parole Violater
This past Sunday neighborhood residents became aware of a police action in the area of east 15th Street. At about 2:15 p.m. a 22-year old Escondido man with a history of weapons violations was taken into custody on parole violations, the Escondido Police Department said in a statement Streets were blocked and a significant number of law enforcement officers were dispatched.
I recently did a preliminary proof on a book that Claudia Aragon is writing about North County’s favorite Dutchman, Arie DeJong. She’s writing Arie’s biography and even traveled home to Holland to research the home country.
A fascinating life and a fascinating book It will probably be out this year. Normally, a book of this nature would be primarily of interest to family and friends but it has so many interesting elements to it that I reckon a lot of ordinary folk (like you and me) will find it very interesting. With Arie’s biography in mind we had breakfast at Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido one day last week and urged Charlie to have a book written about him. We speak of Charlie Mitich, owner of Charlies, and, like Arie DeJong, is an immigrant.
Quite often we dine at Charlie’s and if he’s not busy he’ll join us and with a few discreetly asked questions he begins to recall his life in Europe, his immigration to American, his career in the food service industry . . . lots of interesting tales. He also knows about as much Escondido history as anyone around. He could have quite an intersting book as well.
Escondido’s Parking Problem?
We attended the recent Downtown Escondido parking meeting at city hall, and I was amazed at the boorish behaviors exhibited by some of the audience members in attendance. As Dave Woods, Founder of Think Grand said — There was yelling, interrupting others, putting down others' ideas, name-calling — just a generally unconstructive and negative tone. In fairness, it was a minority of the audience, but it was a minority that was too loud and too large. Charlie was a bit reluctant initially . . . but I think, in time, and if enough of us who dine at Charlie’s encourage him, he just may hire a writer to tell his life’s story. His daughter, Suzie, is all in favor of it.
I’ve become addicted to the strawberries I buy almost every Saturday morning at the Saturday Market, held from 10am to 2pm on Kalmia Street between Grand Avenue and 2nd Avenue. I get my strawberries from one of the many beautiful women in my life, Jacinta. She has her vegetable/produce stand on the east end of Kalmia, near 2nd. I always buy three baskets of her strawberries. They might cost a wee bit more than at a regular grocery store but her strawberries are always hurge and need no sugar at all. She also has just gotten in Snap Peas . . . another item you can eat raw and they are crisp and tasty. If you need guidance on how to prepare different fruits and vegetables, Jacinta will be happy to help you. A gentle reminder to all you gents . . . this Saturday is Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget that special someone or you’ll never hear the end of it. As for me?
I’m going to fly
I love Escondido. For the most part, a lot of great things are happening here. But right now, as I see it, our community is being haunted by two very different but powerful forces — apathy and antagonism. Apathy is the bigger of the two problems (more on that some other time), but on this topic of antagonism, we all need to try our best to shift to a more civil and respectful tone when discussing major issues affecting our community. I pretty much agree with Dave. He’s spot on.
One of the things I learned at the meeting was the city of Escondido can go a long way toward eliminating a parking problem by simply requiring their 300 + employees to park at the Woodward Street parking lot. Other employers which have a high number of employees should have the same requirement. If this is done, I see no reason to spend taxpayer dol-
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through the air with the greatest of ease with Evelyn Madison by my side as we journey out to Palomar Airport and take a ride on the Fun Flight’s BiPlane. We’ll head up and down the coast, taking in the sights. My Valentine’s Day surprise to Ms. Evelyn.
Kind of a neat idea, don’t you think? Perhaps your special someone would enjoy a similar treat. Give Fun Flights a call at toll free 855.896.9464. Glad to see old pal, Bill Helvin is back advertising in The Paper. (You can see his ad on page 9.) Bill’s been building outdoor patios and shade structures at his American Patio and Awning for the past 41 years and has hundreds of happily satisfied clients who LOVE to show off their beautifully elegant homes that Bill has helped them attain.
Bill Helvin is one of the really good guys in North County; if you want to spruce up your home, give him a call. He’ll be happy to swing by and give you an estimate. Also happy to welcome Big Jim’s US 395 Grill at 777 E. Vista Way, Suite 204, Vista. Delish sandwiches and great menu! A Marine Recon Vet who still loves the Corps but now feeds the masses great food!
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counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn’t know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, “That’s the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you’ve seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?” Blank stares. “Well, you’ve probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.” An eight-year-old girl perked up. “How long was he missing?” •••• And my personal favorite… God’s Problem Now!
His wife's graveside service was just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little, old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Well, she’s there." •••• As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to
•••• Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.”
Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.” •••• Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her injection. “No, no, no!” she screamed.
“Lizzie,” scolded her mother, "that's not polite behavior.”
With that, the girl yelled even louder, “No, thank you! No, thank you!" •••• On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, “Dad, I know babies come from mommie's tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?” After my son hemmed and
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There is no legal definition of "puppy mill." Many pet store owners will tell you they get all their puppies from "licensed USDA breeders" or "local breeders." In fact, in order to sell puppies to pet stores, a breeder must be licensed by the USDA! Pet stores often use this licensing to provide a false sense of security to customers, when what it really means is that they do, in fact, get their puppies from puppy mills. The fact is, responsible breeders would never sell a puppy through a pet store because they want to screen potential buyers to ensure that the puppies are going to good homes. The Store's Dogs Have Papers. Does That Mean They're from Responsible Breeders?
No. Being registered or having papers means nothing more than the puppy's parents both had papers. Many registered dogs are sold in puppy mills. Don't be fooled by "papers." Many, many pedigreed dogs come from puppy mills! The only way you can be sure that a puppy came from a reputable source is to see where he or she came from yourself. How Can I Tell If an Online Puppy Seller Is a Mill?
Many puppies sold online come
from puppy mills. The only way you can be sure that a puppy came from a reputable source is to see where he or she came from yourself! Responsible breeders would never sell to someone they haven't met because they want to screen potential buyers to ensure the puppies are going to good homes. You should never buy a puppy online. Where Else Can I Get a Purebred Dog?
Please make adoption your first option. Purebred dogs end up in shelters just like mixed breeds. Breed rescue groups exist for just about every breed possible. If you have your heart set on a purebred, please be sure to visit your local shelter or find a breed rescue group before searching for a breeder.
If you can't find what you want through a shelter or breed rescue group, please learn how to recognize a responsible breeder. When buying a dog from a breeder, always be sure to meet the puppy's parents or at least the mother, and see where the dogs live. Never meet a breeder at an off-site location, and never have a puppy shipped to you sight-unseen. What Happens If I Don't Buy the Dogs in Pet Stores? Don't They Need Homes,
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DAR Chapter Honors WW II Veteran, Dr. Orv Mestad
Pictured Linda Ramos and Dr. Mestad
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lars on needless parking structures and exhaustive studies about a problem that may not really be a problem. I frequent downtown Escondido fairly often and seldom, if ever, have a problem finding parking.
In the case of the city of Escondido, the solution is mandatory. They agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit filed by real estate developer and real estate broker Jim Crone; that settlement provided, in part, that the city of Escondido would require its employees to park in a parking facility removed from city hall (i.e., the Woodward Parking Lot). There’s plenty of parking available in the Regal Theatre Shopping Center across from the Center for the Arts, Escondido. The Woodward Street parking, which also services the Center for the Arts, is a natural to accommodate
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Linda Ramos, regent of the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), honored Dr. Orv Mestad at their Annual Awards meeting. Dr. Mestad, a WWII veteran, entered the service at age 19, was quickly promoted to “Buck Sergeant” and placed in command of Army squadron 546AAA, a highly mobile unit of 14 men charged with protecting tanks from low flying aircraft. They also were responsible for protecting General Patton’s field headquarters near the front on a regular basis. Dr. Mestad was credited with giving orders to shoot down a plane that was on a mission to kill Generals Patton and Eisenhower while the leaders were making plans in Patton’s field headquarters. As the war came to an end, his command were the first American soldiers to discover and liberate a concentration camp. Two days later, Life magazine created a photographic historic moment with Patton, Eisenhower and the soldiers, the first evidence presented to Americans at home of the horrors that Hitler had created during his reign. At the end of the war, Dr. Merstad attended USC, graduating with honors from dental school. He had a dental practice for thirty-one years and was honored as Glendora’s Citizen of the Year, only one of many accolades he has
city employees and other employees of large companies.
If necessary, a shuttle program could be developed. Whatever that would cost would be a lot less than the estimated $3.5 million it would take to build a parking structure. If/when we have a major hotel in downtown Escondido, then we may have a need for a parking structure. But right now? We don’t need it. It’s an unnecessary expense.
This was the same meeting, incidentally, that we commented on last week, where Joyce Msterson and Ed Domingue, both top execs with the city of Escondido, did such a masterful job of calming the more boisterous members of the audience.
If those folks making the most noise were to see a videotape of themselves, I believe they would be embarrassed. With good reason.
received over the years.
“The Achievers” Optimist Club of Carlsbad Hosted Girl Scout
At a recent meeting of the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers,” Chanel Fraikin gave a very special presentation on how she is leading a project to help children in Africa battle malaria. Her goal is to provide as many Mosquito Nets as possible to protect the children from mosquito bites that may cause malaria. Every minute a child dies from malaria. She is a passionate Girl Scout aiming to use the Gold Award as a platform to save as many children as possible. Her project is over at the end of March and she is hoping to collect 100 more nets. Each net costs about $5, and she wants to collect $500 for this worthy cause before the end of March. Every donation helps; donate today at www.gsgoldaward16.wix.com/ malaria.
For questions or comments concerning her project, feel free to email her at email@example.com. Chanel Fraikin, Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate, Stop Malaria Project. This is an
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It’s Time to Stop Slaughtering Elephants
As many of you know, the slaughter of elephants in Africa is continuing. An estimated 96 elephants are killed each day for their ivory. In addition, the world’s rhinoceros population has been decimated by poachers who hunt them only for their horns. As a result, one of the world’s oldest and most unusual animals may now face extinction in the wild. Almost 40 years ago, California enacted legislation to ban the sale of ivory products imported after June 1, 1977. Nevertheless, an illicit ivory trade has continued to flourish in our state.
New reports indicate that much of the ivory offered for sale by vendors in California violates state law, even though the items are often altered to look older or are advertised as antiques.
Garrison Keillor A Review
The phrase 'tour de force' is a phrase reserved for greatness.
Last Thursday, we saw a 'tour de force' by Garrison Keillor.
He appeared at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and held the audience in the palm of his hand for two full hours. No intermission was held. Or wanted. We were all much too enthralled by his one-man show to be distracted for even a second with thoughts of high priced wine, beer, and snacks. I've seen a number of shows at the Center for the Arts. By far, this was the best one ever
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Consequently, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has introduced AB 96, which will prohibit persons from importing, purchasing or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns in California. This bill will close the longstanding loophole in California law which has helped fuel the world ivory trade, brought some rhinoceros populations to the brink of extinction and resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of elephants.
AB 96 is supported by a number of major wildlife conservation groups including the Wildlife Conservation Society, California Zoo and Aquarium Association and the Humane Society of the United States. I am pleased to join Speaker Atkins as a co-author of AB 96, which I hope will reverse the downward spiral in elephant and rhinoceros populations and forever ensure the survival of these magnificent animals.
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Girl Scout Chanel Fraikin with Irene Chow, president of Optimist Club (photo credit – Joe Tosto)
example of how an Optimist Club works with youth to provide help in many projects. The club generally meets on Saturday mornings 9-10am at The El Camino Country Club, Oceanside. For info on the Optimist Club, contact Irene Chow, president at 714.619.1125, firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Tosto, VP, 760.458.5222, or email@example.com. DAR Chapter Learns About Women Patriots of World War II
At a recent chapter meeting,
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We saw, among others, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Newhart, the Smother's Brothers, Hal Holbrook's "Mark Twain Tonight. . ." a number of others. They were all good . . . but none compared to the show Garrison Keillor put on last Thursday.
What we saw Thursday evening was a modern day version of Mark Twain. Twain was known as a writer for "Huckleberry Finn," "Tom Sawyer," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," and many, many other brilliant pieces. What is not known by those who do not follow Mark Twain's career is that he was also a masterful storyteller in the lecture hall and garnered raves in the morning newspapers following his appearances.
Garrison Keillor is of equal talent, at a minimum.
It appeared to me that he took about 20 different stories and weaved them all together into one continuous monologue . . . all of which made sense . . . and would often be interrupted by a song or a poem he had written to commemorate the memory ... many, many years ago.
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He is a wordsmith . . . a "patter merchant,' as they would say in Scotland. He is a master storyteller that makes you laugh . . . makes you hold back a tear . . . and brings back memories from our younger years . . . particularly if we grew up in the midwest . . . or even if we only had a short relationship with the midwest.
His recounting of a small frame farmhouse, filled with the reek of kerosene lanterns, of the aroma of a cooking stove, working mightily to prepare for the beginning of a farm breakfast . . . the reference to the age-old chamber pot and the dumping of same in the morning at the outhouse . . . brought forth nodding approval of the long gone memories, by a number of folks in the audience who had been there, done that, and had the tee shirt.
His tales of discovering young love . . . the loss of one of his first true loves . . . the memories of an aged, sometimes eccentric aunt . . . one story after another . . . almost always including some witty humor; at one point he told three jokes . . . all three of which I had heard before and was well aware of (indeed, we had run all three in The Paper under our Chuckles column. . .)
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I'm retired. Go around me. •••• God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered:
1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran. 3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 6. If all is not lost, where is it? 7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser. 8. Some days, you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant. 9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few. 10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents. 11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids. 12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. 13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom. 14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees. 15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess? 16. Its not hard to meet expenses . . . they're everywhere. 17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. 18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . . I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm hereafter.
ing advocate of independence from Great Britain. Sam and John joined John Hancock as Massachusetts delegates to the Continental Congress and were the driving force in getting independence declared from Great Britain.
Well-educated, John Adams was a political theorist who promoted republicanism as well as a strongcentral government. John wrote prolifically about his ideas -- both in published works and in letters to his wife and key adviser Abigail Adams.
The Adams Boys
Sam and John Adams were a “one-two” punch in the winning of independence from Great Britain. The two were cousins, but couldn’t be more different in personality and methodology – only their goal was identical.
Samuel Adams was born Sept. 27, 1722, in Boston. He was a brewer among other trades, none very successful. Sam spent more time fighting and rebelling against the crushing taxes levied by the British, making him one of the key figures of the American Revolution. Sam’s cousin, John Adams, was an attorney who became one of the most important American statesman, diplomat, and a lead-
But John wasn’t as quick to embrace the Revolution as was his cousin. In the early days of the Revolution, John was uneasy about the radical views and actions of Sam and questioned whether the colonists could win.
Sam was brought up in a religious and politically-active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was unsuccessful in business and as tax collector before concentrating on politics. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the colonists without their consent. His 1768 pamphlet calling for non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British
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‘Ban Puppy Stores’ Cont. from Page 5 Too?
The public will stop buying pet store puppies gradually over time, not all at once—someone will eventually purchase those dogs at the store. Puppies in pet stores are usually sold quickly. If they don't sell quickly, the owners continue to slash the price until the puppies are sold. The less they sell for, the less profit the store makes. That means the store will order fewer puppies the next month. And puppy mills will ultimately produce fewer dogs. How Can I Help Stop Puppy Mills?
The most important thing you can do to help shut down puppy mills is refuse to shop at a store that sells puppies. You can also:
Take the pledge. Pledge that you'll never shop in a store that sells puppies—even if you're just buying food or toys. Join the Advocacy Brigade. You'll receive alerts that make it easy to fight for laws that protect dogs in puppy mills. Adopt a mill survivor. Puppy mill survivors often need patient, loving adopters who can help them learn to trust people. How Is Legislation Changing?
In addition to the legislation changed by the San Diego City Council and the Oceanside City Council, the following headlines suggest the direction legislation should be, and is, headed.
only exacerbate an over population problem at the shelters.
New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Puppy Mills
Can you imagine forcing your dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. You can help stop this cycle of cruelty. It may not always be easy. Janice Hatch of the San Diego
Law Enacted to Prohibit Sale of Puppy Mill Animals in New York City
Where Do Our North County Legislators Stand on Puppy Mill Legislation?
As of press time neither Escondido Mayor Sam Abed or Vista Mayor Judy Ritter had returned our calls.
Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz: I’m a big animal rights person so I’would likely lean toward supporting such legislation . . . naturally, I’d want to see the language of the proposed legislation first . . . but I want to do whatever I can do to help animals.
San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond: Without seeing the specific language of an ordinance it is hard for me to say yes or no for approval, however, overall I am opposed to what I know of puppy mills and their business practices. There are plenty of animal shelters, legitimate pet stores, and adoption options available for people to obtain pets. The puppy mills
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Some battles have been won and momentum is on our side, but we need to be relentless in our lobbying efforts with local, county, and state legislators.
Animal Defense Team reminds us that it was a hard-fought and long-term battle. They endured personal threats, slashed tires on their cars, broken windows at their homes and at least one citizen's arrest of a protester.
They wrote and circulated petitions, gathering over 40 pages of single spaced signatures that they hand delivered to the San Diego City Council. They wrote and printed a multi-page booklet with important information linking local pet stores to puppy mills. Those were also delivered to each City Council member. They secured over 100 ordi-
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members of Center of the Valley DAR Chapter, (Daughters of the American Revolution), and other Valley Center residents listened to stories of fascinating women who served in World War II. These stories, told by a DAR member, Peg Trout, a health and physical education teacher who lives in San Diego County, were of women who served as pilots, nurses, radio operators, mechanics, tele-typists, parachute packers, and mail sorters. Peg said she was inspired by her Aunt Flo to join the Navy in 1970. She had grown up listening to her aunt's stories and playing Army with her old uniforms. She later took a photography class and photographed women veterans at a veterans' retirement home in Chula Vista. "You couldn't take their photograph without listening to their story," Ms Trout said. These fascinating stories blossomed from this photography class into a book, titled "Sisters in War" and contains stories and photos of 53 of these women patriots. California Ranked #1 Most "Puppy Loving" State in U.S. -
With Valentine's Day right around the corner (and the
cover story this week about Puppy Mills), this is a tail-wagging story on new national data. California has been ranked the #1 most "Puppy Loving" U.S. state, according to the Milk-Bond Doggy Love Index. To create the Valentine's Day ranking, Big Heart Pet Brands, makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs and Milo's Kitchen brand dog treats, surveyed 3,000 dog parents to determine how regularly they engage in loving behaviors with their dogs (like doggy kisses and regular cuddle time). The top states ranking is California, #1; New York, #2, Washington, #3, Tennessee, #4, and Florida #5. Coming in at #25 is Arkansas. Milk-Bone also asked state residents how they view dog parents as potential romantic partners, how dogs help enhance their daily lives, and how they plan to show love to their dog on Valentine's Day. Here's what they found: DOGGY GIFTS - 73% of dog parents buy their dog a gift at least once a month; and the #1 most popular way to show love is by giving your dog a special treat. DOGS + ROMANCE 39% of unmarried women prefer their dog to a date on
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They are now concentrating on the possibility of County or State legislation to stop the sale of puppies in California pet stores. There is still much to do and we hope you will join us.
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nance endorsements from animal-related businesses. They had meeting after meeting with their own working group, City Council members and their staffs as well as the City Attorney's office, fine-tuning the exact wording for the proposed ordinance.
We suspect So Cal Companion Animal Defenders, being based in North County, will likely pick up the bulk of the lobbying effort to bring legislative change to the cities of Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.
There are a number of other local resources that support this legislation: www.SCCAnimalDefenders.org https://www.facebook.com/SCC AnimalDefenders
https://www.facebook.com/pages /San-Diego-Animal-DefenseTeam/191702047564450 S.P.O.T Rescue (Saving Pets
S.N.A.P San Diego (Spay Neuter Action Project), Encinitas, CA email@example.com The Dog Squad Rescue, Carlsbad, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerald City Pet Rescue, Encinitas - CA / Seattle - WA / Hudson - WI email@example.com
If you join any of these organizations we’ll have one more warrior in this important battle to end puppy mills and save the lives of thousands of dogs. Sources: http://www.puppymillrescue.co m/what_is_a_puppy_mill.htm https://www.aspca.org/fightcruelty/puppy-mills/puppymill-faq Personal interview with Janice Hatch and Bruce Krider
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soldiers. This caused the Boston Massacre of 1770. Ironically, it was Cousin John who defended the six British soldiers accused of gunning down Bostonians on a town street. John provided a principled, controversial, and successful legal defense of the accused British soldiers, because he believed in the right to counsel and the "protection of innocence." Although angered by John’s defense of the British soldiers, Sam rightly pointed out everyone is entitled to a fair trial, regardless of who they are.
Sam was the ring leader of the socalled “Tea Party” raid on a British ship. While Sam was in on the planning, it remains unclear as to his participation in tossing tea into Boston Harbor. In 1776, John assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence. A political theorist and historian, John largely wrote the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780; he nominated George Washington to be commander-inchief, and helped write the U.S. Constitution. John became George Washington’s vice president and later the second U.S. President.
Historians have praised Sam Adams for steering his fellow colonists towards independence long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This view gave way to negative assessments of Sam. He was portrayed as a master of propaganda who provoked mob violence to achieve his goals. Some modern scholars argue these traditional depictions are myths contradicted by the historical record. There’s little doubt the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution wouldn’t have successfully occurred when they did without the Adams boys. John's revolutionary credentials secured him two terms as George Washington's vice president and his own election in 1796 as the second president. During his one term as president, he encountered ferocious attacks by the Jeffersonian Republicans, as well as the dominant faction in his own Federalist Party led by his bitter enemy Alexander Hamilton.
In 1800, John Adams was defeated for re-election by Thomas Jefferson and retired to Massachusetts. He later resumed his friendship with Jefferson. He and his wife founded an accomplished family line of politicians, diplomats, and historians now referred to as the Adams political family. Adams was the father of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. His achievements have received greater recognition in modern times, though his contributions were not initially as celebrated as those of other Founders. Adams was the first U.S. president to
reside in the executive mansion that eventually became known as the White House.
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Valentine's Day; 18% of single men say that having a dog helps them get more dates; and both women (79%) and men (67%) find dog-loving people more attractive. Meetings/Events Calendar
Vista Friends and Newcomers Meeting is Today, Thursday, February 12th – The guest speaker will be Debbie Warriner from the San Diego Chapter of Ikebana International who will explain the origins of Ikebana and how it differs from Western flower arranging, and demonstrate some basic arrangements. This will be an introduction to a form of artistic/cultural expression, concentration on style and sources of inspiration. The meeting will be held at Arcadia Place, 1080 Arcadia Avenue, Vista. The business meeting begins at 9:30am; speaker and program will begin at 10:45am on Thursday, February 12th. For more info, call 760.758.4120.
Valentine Music and Art at Saturday ArtWalk – For a Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 from 3pm-5pm downtown Escondido, enjoy music from several individuals/groups, then from 5:30-8pm the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery will present the 2nd Saturday ArtWalk with various exhibitions at 262 E. Grant Avenue, Escondido. For more info, call 760.405.2980.
Experience “Fifty Shades of Blue” on Valentine’s Day – in the Fun Flights Biplane! It could even be more than fifty shades of blue, here in San Diego County, different blues of the sky, ocean, lagoons and even the blue color of the 1929 Travel Air biplane. All these different blues, changing with the time of day and the weather, can be yours to share with your Valentine this February. There are Valentine personalized ‘Flight Ticket’(s) available on the website www.funflights.com or call 1.855.TWO.WING (855 896-9464). Available are 30 minute and 60 minute flights or the Sunset Flight (definitely the most romantic of all). Fun Flights is located at McClellanPalomar Airport in Carlsbad, 2018 Palomar Airport Blvd, Ste. 2, and flights cover much of North County – flying over beaches, lagoons and arresting scenery along the coast. Two people (with helmets and goggles) sit side by side in the front cockpit while our highly trained pilots fly from the rear cockpit, all in the open ocean breezes. Our Valentine’s Day treat for you - Complimentary Photos! Current flight prices start at $199 total two people for thirty minutes in the air!
Ed Domingue is Guest Speaker at Republican Club Meeting – At the Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) meeting on Monday, February 16, Ed Domingue, the City of Escondido’s Public Works Director and City Engineer will be the guest speaker. His presentation is entitled “Legacy.” The department Domingue administers is comprised of four divisions: Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, and Neighborhood Services, all working together for the community’s benefit. The meeting will be held at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in at 11:15am; buffet lunch service at 11:45am and the meeting begins promptly at 12noon and concludes at 1pm.
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Leo is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 2 year old, 11 pound, medium haired, Orange Tabby.
Leo has golden eyes, white whiskers, a bushy tail and a soft coat. He greets guests in the cattery with a soft “meow.” As soon as you touch Leo, he starts to purr.
He gets along great with other cats. He would love having some kids to play with. Leo was surrendered to Rancho Coastal Humane Society when his previous owner was injured and no longer able to care for him.
The $100 adoption fee for Leo includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more info.
Jasper, a 2-year-old neutered male American Pit Bull Terrier mix, came to San Diego Humane Society after being very neglected. Despite being timid at first, he showed his sweet disposition right away. Jasper’s wounds have healed and he’s ready for the next chapter. He’s an adorable goofball when he plays with his toys, and uses both paws to pounce on them! With a little time and a lot of love, Jasper will make an incomparable companion and friend! Jasper’s available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus, located at 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 8882275 or visit www.sdhumane.org.
The Pastor Says . . .
In 1986, Fortune Magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the "Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses.” The movie From the Godfather to God the Father profiles Michael’s life story and is currently playing in theaters.
Pastor Hal Seed New Song Community Church Oceanside A Date You Don’t Want to Miss
Michael Franzese, former New York mobster and captain of the Colombo crime family, will be speaking live at New Song Community Church on Saturday night February 28 and Sunday morning, March 1.
Michael will be sharing his gripping story of finding forgiveness in a prison cell and how he gave up a life of power and wealth for something greater.
New Song’s central campus is located at 3985 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Service times are: Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8:00; 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
New Song is a multi-campus ministry, with additional locations meeting at the Bonsall Community Center (31505 Old River Rd in Bonsall), the Regal Theater (401 Mission Avenue in Oceanside), and Alamosa Park Elementary School (5130 Alamosa Park Dr. in Oceanside). For more information, contact New Song at 760.560.5000 www.newsongchurch.com
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed HOW CAN CITY HALL HELP YOUR BUSINESS?
Having a thriving business community not only means services and jobs for our residents, it also means revenue for our city which in turn can be spent on public safety, streets, parks and other quality of life amenities.
The City Council has made economic development a high priority and is committed to being a business-
friendly community. As a result, it is important to me personally to reach out to businesses. I meet with local businesses regularly to learn more about them, to see how they are doing, and to find out what the City can do to help keep them in Escondido and to help their business grow.
If you are a business owner in Escondido and would like to have me visit your business, please contact Michelle Geller, Management Analyst II, at 760-839-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Paseo Santa Fe Project
Paseo The Santa Fe project began in 2014. May This area encompasses S. Santa Fe Avenue between Vista Village Drive and Civic Center Drive. If you are not familiar with the project, the vision is to fill the area with retail/shops/restaurants topped with living spaces to revitalize the downtown area.
City contractors are well into the first phase of the project. Currently, they are making street improvements, including removing the overhead utility poles and placing cables below the ground to beautify the road
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Reservations are required. Cost is $14/person. RSVP to 760.480.8300. For more info about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.com.
Tri-City Tea Party’s Meeting to Feature Dr. Gina Loudon – Author, Politichicks anchor, psychologist, and Fox News commentator, Dr. Gina Loudon, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, February 17th Tri-City Tea Party meeting. The meeting is from 6pm-7:30pm; it is suggested you come early to enjoy the pizza buffet at Boomers Vista, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. For info, contact email@example.com or 760.600.TCTP (8287). Additional Programs at S.M. Senior Center: February 17th, Mardi Gras celebration entertainment, chair parade at 10:30am followed by a Cajun lunch at 11:30am. February 20, Chinese New Year, the Fighting Dragons Entertainment, 10:30am followed by a Chinese Lunch at 11:30am. February 24 at
and to prepare it for the streetscape improvements. This work will be completed in March and then the City will begin reconfiguring S. Santa Fe Avenue from four lanes into two lanes. Other upgrades include widening the sidewalks and adding new curbs and gutters on both sides of the street, and adding new streetlights, pedestrian furniture, and landscaping. The project includes constructing a roundabout at Eucalyptus Avenue, creating a three-way intersection. This phase of the project should be completed in late 2015 and includes both sides of S. Santa Fe Avenue and extends from Main Street to Ocean View Drive.
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SM Theatre West Presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on February 19, 20, 21, and 22. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond State of the City Address Feb. 24
With January already behind us, it’s not too late to get your tickets for the 2015 San Marcos State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Co-hosted by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), this year’s event will combine their annual installation luncheon with the State of the City Address. By joining forces with the Chamber, I will have the honor of installing the new Chamber Board of Directors after celebrating our businesses that
have contributed to the San Marcos community.
This year, I will be highlighting some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year and outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues in what will be my ninth state of the city address. For ticket information and corporate sponsorship packages, please visit www.sanmarcos.net/sotc2015 or call (760) 744-1270.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood “Love Letters” at Brooks Theatre
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Theatre Arts West Brooks Theatre brings a timeless story to the Brooks Theatre with the production of “Love Letters,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The beloved play shares the lives of two people who meet as children, become best friends and fall in and never quite out of love with one another over the course of their lives. Theatre Arts West’s production of the play garnered rave reviews for its 2013 and 2014 performances and the company is excited to share this compelling love story with our community. As Charles Isherwood wrote in his
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but I still laughed heartily. He simply tells a joke better than most people.
He sang a number of songs. Garrison Keillor is not Pavarotti. He's not a Perry Como. But he's got a passable singing voice (and remember, there were no musicians on stage. Not even a pianist.) But he pulled his singing off, also masterfully. We saw and heard a Master that night. It was the sixth sellout this season at the Center for the Arts.
The Center for the Arts is coming of age . . . and if they keep
bringing in major artists and talent such as Garrison
2014 review of the Broadway revival, “What ultimately makes the play so haunting is the recognition that the heart of Andy and Melissa’s relationship cannot be captured in the many thousands of words they exchange. Even today, when people broadcast their every waking thought on any number of social media platforms, we only really manage to record a small sliver of what it means and how it feels to experience love and endure loss.” Shows are Friday, February 27th with a VIP Champagne and Chocolates opening – Curtain at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 pm. For more information, call (760) 433-8900
Keillor, they will be well on their way to becoming a very successful Art Center. Kudos to CEO Jerry VanLeeuwen for righting the Center for the Arts Ship of Entertainment. Very well done.
To close out the show . . . and to demonstrate how well he had the audience in the palm of his hand, Keillor led the entire audience in a series of songs . . . both secular and hymns. The audience ate it up and when he finally said good night . . . as you would expect, he received a standing ovation. Brilliant. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Garrison Keillor is a national treasure.
Best show I've ever seen at the Center for the Arts. Best show I’ve ever seen . . . anywhere.
The Paper • Page 12 • February 12, 2015 Microsoft employed a practice called DGR “downgrade rights.” DGR allowed users the option of having Windows XP installed on any PC ordered with “Vista Business.” So while Microsoft claimed credit for selling tens of millions of copies of “Vista,” in reality the PCs actually left the factory with XP. Microsoft boasted that Vista met and exceeded sales objectives when in reality exactly the opposite was true.
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Microsoft, Operating Systems and Windows 10 - Part III
Last week we recounted how Microsoft can come under pressure to release a new OS (operating system) before it’s ready. By 2007 Windows XP had been around for six years. PC sales were slumping and the computer industry was clamoring for Microsoft to boost PC sales with a new OS release. In October of 2007 Microsoft reluctantly released “Windows Vista.” It was horrible. “Vista” offered no benefits to XP users. It was 25% to 40% slower than XP, buggy and had the annoying habit of asking the user for permission to do just about everything. Vista was DOA. Microsoft knew that Vista would be unpopular but Microsoft has ways to make an unpopular OS appear to be otherwise. When businesses balked at “Vista,” insisting on XP for their new PCs,
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The second part of Microsoft’s strategy is, (as they did with Windows 8), to stop the sale of XP Home licenses to PC manufacturers. This left retail stores with only Vista PCs on their shelves. Retail customers reacted by hanging on to their XP PCs or purchasing new XP PCs from independent PC makers like The Computer Factory. During the three year lifespan of “Vista” we built over a thousand XP PCs and none with “Vista.” The point is that Microsoft doesn’t care what the public wants or needs because the public is not their customer. The computer industry is Microsoft’s customer. The computer industry wanted a new OS in order to sell new PCs upgrades. peripherals and software. Microsoft and the entire PC industry acted together in the attempt to create a bandwagon effect by portraying “Vista” as a popular and successful OS. They all knew better. This fraud was in their best interest, not yours.
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public in order to protect their own interests. In the months prior to the release of any new OS, PC sales usually slow as users defer purchase decisions in anticipation of the new OS. To counter this effect, Microsoft and the PC makers use two tactics to reassure buyers who buy a new PC prior to the new OS release that they won’t be left out. First Microsoft offers early PC buyers a coupon for free or reduced cost upgrades to the new OS. Second Microsoft provides a label promising that a new PC will be compatible with the new OS. For “Vista” the Microsoft certification label read “Vista Ready.”
Six months prior to the release of “Vista” it was apparent that Intel’s popular 915 motherboard chipset could not handle the “Aero desktop experience,” a critical part of “Vista’s” new look. Millions of Dell and HP computers already built and in stock could not be certified as “Vista Ready.” This inventory, if unsalable, represented billions of dollars in potential losses for Microsoft, Dell, HP and
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An agreement between Intel and Microsoft at the executive office level created a new label, “Vista Capable.” It was based on the fact that Intel’s 915 motherboards could actually run one low end version called “Vista Basic.” “Basic” was intended for use in low power devices like net books and did not have “Aero” graphics. Based on that technicality, Microsoft authorized this label with the clear intent of misleading millions of users into believing that “Vista Capable” meant their PC could be upgraded to “Vista.” Two senior Microsoft VPs resigned in protest over this breach of ethics. The only thing that saved Microsoft (and possibly Intel Dell and HP) from a massive class action lawsuit was the fact that Windows Vista was so bad that no one cared that their XP (Vista Capable) PC couldn’t really run Vista. Next week Microsoft does it right with Windows 7.
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San Marcos Chamber February Events Coming Up – Tuesday, February 24, from 11am to 1:15pm, at the Green Gables Estate, 134 Woodland Parkway, will be the State of the City Address and Chamber Awards Installation Luncheon. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 904 W. San Marcos Blvd, Ste 10, for tickets. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Hal Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ribbon Cuttings will be held on Tuesday, February 17, at 1pm, at California Mentor, 1529 Grand Ave., Ste A, with food and refreshments. On Thursday, February 19, at 4pm at Callen & Associates, 334 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 205, and Tuesday, March 3rd, at 11am at the Grande Laundry Place, 317 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. To schedule a ribbon cutting for your new business, contact the Chamber at 760.744.1270 or email@example.com. Mark your calendar for the San Marcos Spring Festival, Sunday, April 12, 9am-5pm, on Via Vera Cruz at San Marcos
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February Events at Humane Society Campuses – Looking to enhance your relationship with your pet, learn about various pet topics, add a new pet to the family, or any number of other events going on at all campuses of the Humane Society? Check them out at sdhumane.org. The Escondido Campus is located at 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, call 760.888.2275; Oceanside Campus (dogs) 2905 San Luis Rey Road; and (cats, small animals) 572 Airport Road, Oceanside. Some specific events are: Doggie Café, Oceanside, Friday, February 13, 6pm, RSVP Online; Socialize with other dog lovers and their dogs. Complimentary desserts and dog treats provided. Behavior and Training specialists “on-paw” to answer training questions. First Aid for Dogs and Cats, S.D. Campus, Sunday, February 15, at 1pm. In conjunction with the American Red Cross, this four-hour class includes suggested treatments for choking or breathing difficulties, possible broken bones, shock, poisoning or snakebites, carsickness and more. Register Online. Wag & Walk, at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Saturday, February 21, 9am-11am. Rubio’s Team Low Rider Fundraiser, 751 Center Drive, San Marcos, on Saturday, February 28, to support efforts of Team Low Rider for the Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park, North County. Present flyer and Team Low Rider will receive 20% of the order proceeds. Cuts for Mutts @ Studio 78, 3460 Marron Road, #106, Oceanside, on Sunday, March 1st, from 10am-4pm. Select salon servic-
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ERWF Seeks Scholarship Applicants - Escondido Republican Women, Federated (ERWF) is seeking applications from graduating high school seniors who attend school in Escondido and are interested in applying for the 2015 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship. Mrs. Mousel, 1994-95 President of the California Federation of Republican Women, exemplified the dedication and commitment of Federated Women. The recipient of ERWF’s award will go on to compete for the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women (SDCFRW) and the CFRW Southern Division's scholarships also named in honor of Mrs. Mousel. The scholarship is awarded to assist graduating seniors who demonstrate the ability to think constructively, through an essay contest, on matters affecting our government, and who exemplifies qualities of Citizenship and Scholarship. Mrs. Mousel believed strongly in our Constitution and this scholarship always uses the Constitution and its uniqueness as the subject matter. The application and guidelines have been provided to each high school in Escondido; may be downloaded from the CFRW website at www.cfrwsoutherndivision.org/index. cfm/federationprogramsandscholarships.htlml; or contact ERWF Scholarship Chair Jeanne Bunch at 760.715.1919 for a copy. Completed applications must be returned to the Scholarship Chair with a postmark date no later than March 2, 2015.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033647 The name of the business: Bret Major, TKW, located at 4043 Porte de Palmas #97, San Diego, CA. 92122, is hereby registered by the following: Timberknoll West, LLC 4043 Porte de Palmas #97 San Diego, Ca. 92122 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/25/2013. /s/Bret Major, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2014. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001432 The name of the business: North County Bubble Soccer, located at 950 Boardwalk, Ste 201, San Marcos, Ca., 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Empower Me Up 950 Boardwalk, Ste 201 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/15/15. /s/Danny Ritchey, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/15/2015. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001188 The name of the business: LA Motor Group LLC, located at 1732 Weatherwood Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: LA Motor Group LLC 1712 Weatherword Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 2/12/2012. /s/David A. Purch, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001203 The name of the business: Unveiled, The Voluptuous Bride, located at 556 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Danielle Springer 2022 Badger Glen Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Danielle Springer, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001508 The name of the business: T.C.B. Window Cleaning, located at 821 Sinkler Way, Vista, Ca., 92085, is hereby registered by the following: Jorge Rodriguez 821 Sinkler Way Vista, CA. 92085 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/15. /s/Jorge Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/16/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001694 The name of the business: Hazeware, located at 1391 Enchante Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Tom Pham 1391 Enchante Way Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/15. /s/Tom Pham, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/20/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000105 The name of the business: San Diego Auto Solutions, San Diego Auto Solution, located at 1991 Don Lee Place, Suite B, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Todd Michael Geary 4232 Vista Panorama Way#217 Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Todd Michael Geary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/02/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001828 The name of the business: Claramel Collection, Claramel’s Collection, located at 750 Paseo Tierra, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Clarina S. Agamata 750 Paseo Tierra San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Clarina S. Agamata, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001308 The name of the business: Extreme Renovations, located at 838 Masters Drive, Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Alessio Indegno 838 Masters Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/15. /s/Alessio Indegno, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/15/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001931 The name of the business: Pristine Shine Window Washing, located at 14100 Stanislaus Ct., Fontana, CA. 92336, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony Oceguera 14100 Stanislaus Ct. Fontana, CA. 92336 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/14. /s/Anthony Oceguera This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/22/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001323 The name of the business: Emerald Auto Service Center, located at 257 N. Emerald Dr., STe A&B, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Emerald Auto Service Center, Inc. 4909 Del Mar Mesa San Diego, Ca. 92130 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/15/2010. /s/Gholamreza Chitgari, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/15/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001577 The name of the business: Provision, located at 770 Avenida Codorniz, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Jon J. Little 770 Avenida Codorniz San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/20/15. /s/Jon J. Little This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/20/15 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 & 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002551 The name of the business: FRP, located at 235 Bigham Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Fiber Reinforced Products LLC 235 Bigham Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 7/25/2001. /s/Janette McMillen, Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/28/15 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Siam Express, located at 2503 El Sereno Way, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby reg-
istered by the following:
2503 El Sereno Way
Vista, Ca. 92083
This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was December 05, 2001.
Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/27 /15
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033670 The name of the business: Wingerr, Jetpals, located at 2839 Luciernaga Street, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Ural Patrick Parks Incorporated 2839 Luciernaga Street Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/25/2012. /s/Ural Patrick Parks, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2014 1/29/ 2/5, 2/12, & 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003159 The name of the business: Ibarra Nursery, located at 3000 Blackwell Dr. Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Andres Ibarra Ruiz 3454 Descanso Ave #2 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/20/2010. /s/Andres Ibarra Ruiz, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/03/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002759 The name of the business: D Mac’s Auto Repair, located at 1554 E. Grand Ave, Ste B, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Golden Moon Auto Repair, Inc. 1554 E. Grand Ave. Ste B \Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business was 9/1/2014. /s/Brian Golden, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2015. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000752 The name of the business: 27/4 DESIGN, located at 409 Lexington Circle, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Taylor Jensen 408 Lexington Circle Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Taylor Jensen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/09/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003051 The name of the business: Highland Construction, located at 31249 Old River Road, Bonsall, CA. 92003, is hereby registered by the following: Thomas Mitchell 31249 Old River Road Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Thomas Mitchell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/02/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002916 The name of the business: Motorcycles Plus, The Grub Shack, located at 2055 Montiel Rd., Suite B, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Holly Stevenson and Matthew Wilson 1124 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Matthew Wilson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/30/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002998 The name of the business: Carpet Buster, located at 10249 Rio Camino, Lakeside, CA. 92040, is hereby registered by the following: John and Vicky Tehan 10249 Rio Camino Lakeside, Ca. 92040 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/John Tehan/Vicky Tehan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/02/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
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NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 88506, STARSTONE/LA ROSA ROAD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (Front Counter on first floor of City Hall), at San Marcos City Hall, Engineering Division, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on Thursday February 26, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened.
The work to be done is described in these Bid and Contract Documents for the above stated Project. The general Scope of Work is as follows: DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The work generally consists of City inspected and contractor performed installation of an underground storm drain improvements within the public right of way to re-route storm water from Starstone Drive at Commodore Drive, into a City Vallecitos Water District Easement, then along the entire length of La Rosa Drive, then southwesterly along Rancho Santa Fe Road towards the intersection with Linda Vista Drive, and southeasterly into an existing channel at the northwest corner of Bradley Park. The work will also consist of the vertical relocation of a section of Vallecitos Water District water main within the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, abandonment of existing CMP storm drain piping and storm drain clean outs, installation of new PVC piping within existing CMP storm drain piping, repair and replacement of all existing paving and public improvements, installation of new fencing at an existing headwall, installation and refurbishment of private improvements (trees, stairs, redwood retaining wall) along the new storm drain alignment on La Rosa Drive, erosion control, and all other associated work to complete the project per the Plans. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
This project is partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG is a program funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. This CDBG program allocates grants funding to larger cities and urban counties to address community development needs principally for low-and moderate-income persons. Additional CDBG requirements are included in the Appendices to this Bid and Contract Documents. Certain forms in Appendix B must be submitted with Bid Package. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq IS REQUIRED for this project. The greater of the State and/or Federal Prevailing Wage Rates will apply. (See Appendix for more information). LOCATION OF WORK
The work to be constructed is located on Starstone Drive between Commodore Drive and La Rosa Drive, along the entire length of La Rosa Drive, and on Rancho Santa Fe Road between La Rosa Drive and Linda Vista Drive in San Marcos, CA, Thomas Guide Page 1109, Grid C-7 and D-7. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within ONE HUNDRED SIXTY (160) WORKING DAYS after
the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9. GENERAL
One Copy of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for review at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. Pre-Bid Conference A Pre-Bid Conference will be held for this project at the project site at the intersection of Starstone Drive and Commodore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 12, 2014. Attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Engineering Division in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR THE STARSTONE/LA ROSA ROAD DRAIANGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to
whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions. Estimated construction cost: $1,330,000 Michael Edwards, Public Works Director/ City Engineer Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Feb. 12, 2015 and Feb. 19, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003135 The name of the business: Lisa Nicole Editing, located at 2212 Carol View Drive #C205, Cardiff, CA. 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Fenton 2212 Carol View Drive #C205 Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/22/15. /s/Lisa Fenton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/02/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001797 The name of the business: Hampton Company Store, located at 3225 Sol Vista, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Sandra Hampton 3225 Sol Vista Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/12/13. /s/Sandra Hampton, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001796 The name of the business: Mother’s Meds, located at 137 W. College, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Sandra and Kirk Hampton 3225 Sol Vista Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sandra Hampton, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002823 The name of the business: Buena Vista Services, Heather Holdings LLC, located at 1467 La Loma Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Heather Holdings LLC 1467 La Loma Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 12/31/1979. /s/Robert W. Campbell, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001097 The name of the business: Guiltless Sun Kiss, located at 1094 Pinto Court, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Sarah McCary, 1619 Palomar Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 Johathan Kerstetter 1094 Pinto Court San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sarah McCary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015
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An Impression You Won't Choke On!
In 1984 the first "digital" impression was introduced into the world of dentistry. This meant that instead of having to fill a patients mouth with impression materials, digital images could be taken with a miniature camera and once stitched together, could be used to fabricate a model on which a crown or bridge could be made. This was a real advantage because the patient wouldn't be drooling and/or choking on the impression material waiting for it to set up, a process normally taking 3-5 minutes! On the other hand, the scanners at the time were VERY EXPENSIVE and many doctors felt these first prototypes were not as accurate at the impression mate-
Fast Forward to today: Along with the advances in computer technology, computer imaging has progressed by leaps and bounds. Along with this, the number of competitive dental imaging companies has exploded. Now, instead of taking images of just one tooth, we can scan full arches. Two methods are now in use and competing with each other. One, takes still images and "stitches" together these images into a data base that can be transmitted over the internet to the lab for model fabrication to make a crown, bridge or denture. The other method uses video capturing and essentially does the same thing with regards to stitching and transmitting that data to the lab. Both systems, whether it be a series of still pictures or a video capture of the image, produce accurate replicas of your mouth and from the models produced, can allow the laboratory to fabricate beautiful restorations. Past systems required fairly large units, called cart systems,
that represented look a likes to R2D2 when used in the dental office, and required special software programs (closed systems) specific to their particular manufacturer in order to communicate that information to the lab (i.e. proprietary software). If your lab didn't have the right software, you were out of luck! However, now most newer systems are "open" and all labs can take them. In addition, the newest systems have traded the old mobile units (sorry R2D2!) for USB connections that can be used on any computer!
So, the next time you're in
your dentist's office you might be surprised if you need a crown, bridge or even a denture (coming soon!). The "early adoption" phase of digital impressions is moving into the "becoming widely accepted" phase.
With more manufacturers entering the market and more competitive pricing as well as wider acceptance and use, you may be pleasantly surprised to find your dentist "scanning" your mouth without the old impression materials and enjoying a much more comfortable experience! Looks like 2015 will be a great year to see your dentist after all!
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