Volume 44- No. 8
by Dan A. D’Amelio
The Central Pacific Railroad had by early 1865 been incorporated four years, but had only laid thirty miles of track in its quest to build the western leg of a transcontinental railroad. The railroad had ample financial backing, and the coming end of the Civil War was making railroad equipment easier to obtain, but construction chief Charles Crocker and his top foreman, James Strobridge, still had a problem—manpower. Strobridge needed 5,000 men, but the lure of gold in California and silver in Nevada siphoned off potential laborers; he rarely had a work force of more than 800. The Paper - 760.747.7119
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Finally Crocker had a suggestion: why not hire Chinese laborers? Strobridge, who shared a general prejudice against Chinese, scoffed, “I will not boss Chinese.” Crocker pointed out that they would work for lower wages, and when Strobridge countered that they would be too frail for the work, Crocker replied, “They built the Great Wall of China, didn’t they?”
In time, because he was still unable to get anywhere near the number of men he needed, Strobridge reluctantly agreed to take on fifty Chinese workers, but only as an experiment. Crocker headed to Sacramento, hired fifty Chinese, jammed them into
flatcars, and took them to the railhead. Some of them had been miners, lured to California by the same dream of gold as other men. Now they were eking out a living as cooks, waiters, houseboys, laundrymen and vegetable peddlers. None of them, of course, had any experience in railroad construction. Shown how to fill horse-drawn dump carts, they quietly and diligently set to work while Strobridge stood by impassively waiting for them to collapse. Ten hours later, they were still going at a good clip.
Strobridge was impressed. Within a few days, a hundred more Chinese were hired. At
first, Strobridge restricted them to the simplest work, but he soon had them driving the carts as well as loading them. Then, still doubtful that they were up to it physically, he handed them picks and had them work on the softer excavations. Again, Strobridge was impressed. Before long, he had them pounding rock drills with sledgehammers. Strobrdge asked Crocker for more Chinese workers. Within a few weeks, Crocker had agents in all the California cities, signing up every Chinese male they could find. By the summer of 1865 two thousand of them were on the payroll, and Crocker was arranging for more to be brought from
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At first the Chinese were paid twenty-six dollars a month. Later, their pay was upped to thirty dollars. But the Chinese, who lived on a different diet, had to pay for their own food, while the non-Chinese got their meals free.
Of these short, slender men who wore large straw hats, pigtails and floppy blue pajama-like pants, Crocker said, “Wherever we put them, we found them good, and they worked themselves into our favor to such an extent that if we found we were in a hurry for a job of work, it was better to put Chinese on at once.” And Strobridge—the man who had vowed he would not boss Chinese, said, “They learn quickly, do not fight, have no strikes that amount to anything, and are very cleanly in their habits.”
Strobridge had put his prejudice on hold, but the other workers had not. By and large, they treated the
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Chinese like lepers. “They wouldn’t work within a hundred feet of them,” Crocker later said. As more Chinese were hired, the resentment of the other workers grew, and many of them talked openly of getting together and driving all the Chinese off the job. And they held a meeting to plan how they would do it.
When Crocker got wind of the meeting, he called his own meeting and the gist of what he told them was: we have a railroad to build, and we can’t get nearly enough nonChinese workers to get the job done. Then he gave them an ultimatum—either you get along with the Chinese or we’ll let you go and hire nobody but them.
A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train.
Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower.
At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, 'Ma'am, I'm
Cape Horn was the first major obstacle encountered by the Central Pacific. It was a massive granite cliff jutting out from a Sierra mountainside. The cliff fell almost vertically several thousand feet to the swift-moving water of the American River. Surveyors had decided the railroad should go along a ledge of that cliff, 1,400 feet above the river. Just how the ledge was to be carved out of the rock was a problem the surveyors left for others to solve.
There was no more trouble, but in their contained resentment, the non-Chinese workers took to referring to the growing number of Chinese workers as “Crocker’s Pets.”
By the spring of 1866, the blue-clad army of Chinese, numbering seven thousand, had amply demonstrated their diligence, endurance and reliability. Now, at a place
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called Cape Horn, at the beginning of the Sierra Mountain range, the Chinese would show another of their qualities—courage.
'I have a better idea,' she replied, 'Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married'
'Wow! That's a great idea!' he exclaimed.
'Good,' she replied, 'Get your own damned blanket.'
Cop’s Rules for Dating my Daughter
Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk, you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure as hell not picking anything up.
Strobridge decided the only way to tackle the job was to
Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter’s body, I will remove them.
Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their pants so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: you may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist. Rule Four: I’m sure you’ve been told that in today’s world, sex without utilizing a “Barrier method” of some
lower workers down the side of the cliff and have them chip out a ledge with a hammer and chisel. Of course, it would be dangerous and some would lose their lives. But Strobridge knew they would not be the only ones to die before the railroad was completed.
Strobridge gave the task of grading Cape Horn to the Chinese, and they set about doing it with their usual willingness. They were lowered down the side of the massive cliff in wicker baskets. Swaying and brushing against the mountain, as their companions stared down at them from the top of the cliff and the river curved through the gorge far below, they began chipping out a ledge. Day after day, for several weeks, their hammers rang against the chisels until they had carved out a perch wide enough for them to stand on and work. Then,
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kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.
Rule Five: It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: “Early.”
Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.
Rule Seven: As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, do
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with sledgehammers and with iron hand-drills, they pounded two-and-a-half-inch-wide holes into the rock, filled the holes with black powder, set the fuses, and lit them. Then they scrambled into their baskets and the men above pulled them up.
The charges exploded, echoing over the gorge and spewing rocks far into the air.
For several more weeks, during the spring of 1866, explosions chewed into the narrow ledge until it was finally deepened to a shelf wide enough to lay tracks.
Two years earlier, the Central Pacific had started regular passenger service to Roseville, about twenty miles from Sacramento, and its service had been extended as tracks continued toward the Sierras. Then, soon after the line around Cape Horn was completed, excursion trains began making the run to the Horn.
For the passengers, the trip must have been unforgettable—on one side a wall of rock, on the other, a dizzying drop to the river 1,400 feet below. One wonders if the passengers riding on that precarious ledge knew that it had been carved and blasted by Chinese laborers and that, almost miraculously, it had been done without the loss of a single life.
While the Union Pacific was laying tracks westward a mile a day across the Great Plains, the Central Pacific continued struggling up the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. To penetrate the Sierra, the Central Pacific planned to dig twelve tunnels. The biggest would be the Summit Tunnel near the crest of the range, 7,000 feet above sea level; it would extend about the length of five football fields, 1,600 feet. Dug out of the hardest stone, granite, it was expected to take more than a year to complete.
In midsummer of 1866, eight thousand Chinese, working in around-the-clock shifts, began working at each end of the tunnel. But the granite defied them from the start. Their picks and chisels blunt-
ed and broke against the hard, granite surface. The drill holes for the powder charges had to be wide and deep. If not—because the rock was so hard—the powder charges blew out of the holes as though from the mouth of a cannon.
sive had inflicted weighed on his mind. One day, he eyed the remaining stock of the explosive, then turning away, said, “Get rid of it.” Nitroglycerine was never used again by the Central Pacific.
However, progress continued on the tunnel. A shaft was sunk from the summit halfway between the ends of the tunnel, and work gangs were lowered to start burrowing east and west from the center chamber. Workers now were digging from four sides simultaneously.
To further hasten progress, Crocker had Cornish miners brought in from Virginia City, Nevada. They were professional miners, reputed to be the best in the world. At the site, the Cornish miners were led down the center shaft and told to labor in one direction, while a team of Chinese were started in the other direction.
By the light of oil lanterns and candles, both sides hacked at the rock. Crocker later wrote, “The Chinese, without fail, always out-measured the Cornish miners. That is to say, they could cut more rock in a week than the Cornish miners did.” The Cornish miners finally quit in disgust.
Even with men burrowing from both ends of the tunnel and from the center shaft, in either direction, progress remained slow. Early in 1867, Strobridge decided to use nitroglycerin, a new explosive developed in Europe, but generally unknown in the United States.
Nitroglycerin speeded progress on the tunnel, but its greater explosive power, along with its unpredictability, made it considerably more dangerous than black powder. Sometimes the slightest movement would set it off. There were accidents and many Chinese were killed.
By August 1867, a year after the digging began, the last rail was spiked down in the Summit Tunnel. Crocker should have been jubilant, but he was not; the number of casualties the new explo-
Of the twelve tunnels dug through the Sierra, the Summit Tunnel was the longest, and for this most difficult task Crocker had relied almost exclusively on his “pets.” The entire labor force had consisted of about 10,000 men—about 700 of them nonChinese, many of these foremen. Digging through the granite of the Sierras had been a formidable task, but the greatest obstacle proved to be not granite but snow. When the early Spaniards had encountered the 400-mile mountain range, they named it the Sierra Nevada, “Range of Snow.” But that name does not even hint at the fierceness of its winters.
Winds scream through the range at up to 120 miles an hour, whipping snow into nightmarish ferocity. During a recent Sierra storm, men woke up to find their cabin one quarter filled with snow; overnight, the demonic wind had forced snow through the only opening in the cabin—a keyhole. In the winter of 1866-1867, snowstorms repeatedly struck the Sierra, and one storm which lasted thirteen days dumped ten feet of snow on the work camps.
The storms also spawned silent, rapid killer-slides. Twenty Chinese were killed by a snow-slide that uprooted their barracks and carried it down the mountain. Many individual Chinese were
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caught in smaller slides and vanished until the spring when their bodies were found in the melting snow, some sitting upright with a shovel or pick still gripped in their hands.
Although work continued on the twelve tunnels during the winter of 1866-67, the storms raised huge drifts at the approaches to the tunnels, and the work camps were almost buried in s n o w . Getting to and from the tunnels was a daily problem, yet it was worked out in a simple but effective way. Tunnels were dug through the snow.
The snow tunnels were up to 200 feet long, and some were wide enough for two-horse sleds to move through them. The sleds hauled away rubble left by the explosives set off inside the mountain.
Before the start of its first winter in the Sierras, the Central Pacific had prepared for snow by building a huge plow that could be pushed by locomotives. The plow was thirty feet long, ten feet wide and eleven feet high. It certainly looked big enough to do the job; however, the snow drifts in the Sierras proved too formidable for the plow.
In a typical instance, it took the plow—driven by seven locomotives—two and a half days to clear fourteen miles of track. As many as twelve locomotives were used to push the plow through the huge drifts. Often, when hitting these drifts, the lead engine would come to a shuddering, bone-jolting halt, buried in snow up to the top of its stack. Before the end of that first winter in the Sierras, Central Pacific managers came to a tough decision: to build snow sheds over the tracks that had been laid so the supply trains ‘Builders of the Wall . . .’ Cont. on Page 7
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$55 Million Hotel in Escondido’s Future?
Talks are underway to bring a $55 million hotel to Escondido, to be located next to the Vineyard Golf Course in South Escondido.
Proposed is an eight-story resort hotel which the developer, former Escondido City Councilmember Tom D’Agosta, says will enhance the image of Escondido and bring an upscale hotel to the city.
Presently, the city’s hotels are anything but up-scale.
Mayor Sam Abed supports the idea but pointed out possible land-use issues in that the city of San Diego owns some of the land on which the golf course was built and it needs to be determined if the city of San Diego would be receptive to such a development.
Another possible stumbling block is that D’Agosta wants an $8.3 million city subsidy, which he would use to build a 240-space parking garage
under the 160 room hotel.
The city would also have to contribute $4 million in land to the project. which would be constructed on the present 3 acres of land presently occupied by the Vineyard’s parking lot and a portion of the driving range. D’Agosta claims he’s already secured $34.7 million in out of state financing to which he would add $8.3 million from his investment group. Oceanside’s Plans for Surplus
The city of Oceanside is studying a proposal to provide low-interest loans to businesses to help them weather the current economic climate and stay in business. The source of funding? Part of Oceanside’s budget surplus, to the tune of about $500,000.
The city anticipates a $1.3 million budget surplus this year and the $500,000 would provide a vital link with loans of up to $100,000 to help businesses stay afloat. bright, upbeat mood, sharing his thoughts, mostly positive, with readers of his blog.
Man About Town
An update on Loren Nancarrow. Outstanding tv news anchor and commentator, Loren Nancarrow, recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, had his surgery and they removed the tumor. Unfortunately, the news is not good. The tumor was malignant and Loren has been told he has between one and three years to live. Typical of Loren, however, he is in a
If you’d like to join his blog, go here: http://lorennancarrow.wordpress.com/2013/01 /30/tumor-humor/. He says he intends for he and his wife, Susie, to travel, to see a lot, and to enjoy one another’s company. We are all hoping that medical treatment will reverse or at least slow the progress of his cancer. Fingers crossed. He’s a super human being, and one of the better broadcasters around. ••••• Newly-found friend, Ray Bucholz, called us last week and advised that he and his colleagues, members of the
If approved the loan program could be up and running by June of this year accoding to City Manager Peter Weiss and Economic Development Coordinator Tracey Bohlen. Micro loans of up to $30,000, gap loans of up to $50,000 and targeted tenant loans of up to $100,000 would round out the three categories proposed.
Bohlen said the loan program would be self-sustaining with new loans made as the old loans paid off. Loans could be for anywhere from five years to as long as 20 years. Thus far, the business community and several of the council members seem supportive of the proposal. Oceanside Sues Apartment Complex Owner; Owner Says “Unfair”
Donald Swanson, manager of the housing complex at 415 Grant Streets in the Crown Heights area of Oceanside, says he’s tried to comply with requirements laid down by the city of Oceanside but some requirements are unreasonable.
Escondido Fish & Game Association, were delighted with the recent cover story published by The Paper - “So You Want To Buy a Gun?” (2/07/2013 issue), and would we be willing to come to their Clubhouse, meet with the members, and give a little talk about how the story came about, and about The Paper? We gladly accepted the invite and are the richer for it.
Lots of great information gathered, met a lot of super neat people, and learned that this organization is not only 1500 members strong but it has a waiting list for three years for those who want to become members.
They have firing ranges on board their property near Lake Wohlford, which they lease from the city of Escondido. In addition to regular shooting competitions in rifle, pistol, shotgun and black powder weapons, they also teach range and shooting safety. As you might expect, they, and we at The Paper, are strong supporters of the 2nd
Oceanside’s City Attorney, John Mullen, said, “The statistics speak for themselves. We’ve had 350 police calls for service in the past year since he’s had the complex.”
The apartment complex is violating building codes, according to the city, and has filed suit to force him to comply. The area of Crown Heights is within the area of Mission Avenue at the north, Interstate 5 to the east, Missouri St., to the south and Horne St., to the west. Four shootings, one fatal, one fatl stabbing, have all been recorded in or near the neighborhood.
City officials claim the area is a haven for gangs and they want the place cleaned up. Swanson argues he’s spent $100,000 on improving the property and plans on purchasing the real estate. In addition to heavy crime and gang activity in the area, city inspectors say they have found mice infestations, cockroaches, broken windows and deteriorating doors and floors.
Amendment and take a dim view of any fancy-pants legislator that seeks to impinge upon that right: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Words worth fighting for.
We were impressed with this organization and will likely be working with them on a variety of programs. Stay tuned. ••••• New ownership has made some great changes at the Westside Cafe in Escondido. Amanda Bowman, who answers to the name of Mandy, has redecorated the interior and exterior, cleaning the place from top to bottom, then painting, putting up colorful wall paintings, piping in music from the 50’s and 60’s, and putting together an awesome menu. One of her most popular features is her ice cream pie; a variety of different flavors
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appears like a cover up and may apply to other circumstances as you alluded to in your response to Mr. Tami. I applaud that you and members of the community have not given up on this effort to find out the truth for this issue and others as necessary.
Letters to the Editor Response to Commentary
I had intended to write to you last week after your excellent article regarding Jim Maher and City Council in general. In this week’s “The Paper” I read the excellent letter to the editor by Joe Tami and your response. There are many of us who are still talking about what happened to Chief Maher and our concerns about the lack of transparency by the City Council and City Manager. Former Chief Maher may be under a nondisclosure agreement but, certainly, the city should not be holding back this important information. To us, it
Separately--- I am concerned about the formation of a separate Rotary club targeted at Hispanics. I belong to Kiwanis and believe that Rotary works similarly. We are open to persons of all races and ethnicities and bringing these groups together, rather than separating them, makes our community stronger. Although I know Olga Diaz and like her personally, I believe that this is a divisive move and makes us appear to be separate rather than cohesive. Because Ms Diaz belonged to one of the existing Rotary clubs in Escondido, it seems like she could have helped bring more Hispanics (and other ethnicities) into the club to make it more balanced. Thanks for listening Lyle.
San Diego County, CA. Errata?
I enjoy reading "The Paper." and especially the story of John Basilone in the Feb. 7th issue. However, I note several discrepencies.
Under the photo of John Basilone and his new bride on the front page, it states they were married at the Carlsbad Hotel. Near the bottom of page 10, it states they were married on July 10, 1944 at St. Mary's in Oceanside. Again, on page 10, it is stated that a month after his marriage, it states he would be shipping out, destination unknown. Next paragraph states he learned of that destination on February 19, 1944. Something isn't correct. These aren't important issues but it "bugs me." Sincerely, Inez Bartlett
Editor’s Note: The conflict in wedding info is explained by the editor’s error (me). Basilone had his wedding reception at the Carlsbad hotel, not his wed-
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ding. The author had it correct; I was the goof. I will forward your other concern to the author. Another Challenge to a Cover Story in The Paper
Re: Meltdown-October,18, 2012
I became aware of this article when we came here on a family visit. As a nuclear engineer and advocate, I attended the February 12 NRC meeting in Capistrano Beach.
The fear, based on misinformation, in those who oppose nuclear power was as apparent here as it is everywhere.
This article only served to spread more misinformation.
The picture of a bomb explosion was so so obvious. A picture of the Fukushima plants would have been honest. That’s the worst that can happen to non-Chernobyl type reactors. The Chernobyl type, have been modified to prevent that terri‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 10
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Assistance League Welcomes New Members
Four new members were recently welcomed by the Assistance League of Inland North County (ALINC).
7,000 children and adults. In addition, Outreach and Assisteens Auxiliaries gave 1,505 hours of service to 383 children and adults providing personal items and holiday gifts to senior and homeless families. The Chapter’s Thrift Store, located at 2068 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, is the major source of funding for the programs. For info, visit www.assistanceleague.info or call 760.746.7532, or find ALINC on Facebook. Suzy Long, Floral Designer Shares Knowledge
Suzy Long, a floral designer and consultant, attends Vista Garden Club monthly meetings, sharing her knowledge with club members. Each month she shows new cre-
Business After 5 Mixer is Tonight – The date for the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 Mixer has been changed and will be held tonight, Thursday, February 21, from 5-7pm, at the First Citizens Bank, 300 W. Grand Ave., Escondido. The Mixer will include appetizers, raffle prizes, and networking. Cost is $10/members; $15/prospective members. For info, call the Chamber at 760.745.2125.
“Reenactment of Civil Rights March on Washington” – Join the North San Diego County NAACP for its 3rd Annual Black History Month for the Reenactment of the Civil Rights March, to be held on Saturday, February 23, at 8am, at the MLK Middle School, 1290 Ivey Ranch Road, Oceanside, (parking lot area). Light refreshments (water, fruit and energy bars) will be provided. A brief indoor program will take place after the conclusion of the march. For more info, contact the NSDC NAACP office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.754.9686.
Village Idiots Literary Society Reading – will be on Saturday, February 23, from 2:30 to 4:30pm, at Alta Vista Gardens, top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, Vista. Meet under the palapa, in a mini tropical paradise within the gardens. There will be no featured author this month, so you will have time to read what you bring to share. There is a $2.00 donation at the entrance, otherwise this event is free and open to the public. For more info, call Jeannie Ortiz at 760.414.1056, or email her at email@example.com.
Jonestown Survivor to Speak – Laura Kohl, Jonestown survivor, will tell of her experiences when she joined People’s Temple in 1970 and spent the next nine years working for the Temple in California and Guyana. She was away from Jonestown on November 18, 1978, when 913 of her friends and family died. The next twenty years were spent recovering and rebuilding her life after that tragedy. She will tell about her personal experiences with Jim Jones and The People’s Temple and how she survived the tragedy of Jonestown. This will be her story of survival and recovery. This talk will be on Monday, February 25, at 6pm, in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. The program is free and open to the public. For more info, call 760.839.4839, or visit the website at http://library.escondido.org.
Shown are (l-r) DeeDee Tomihiro and Margaret Paley; not shown are Donna Bermond and Jan Hall.
They will work along with the 160+ all-volunteer membership to support seven philanthropic programs in the Inland North County community. The seven programs are Operation School Bell; Ready…Set…Read!; Operation Diffel Bags; Baby Real Deal; Hug-a-Bear; Scholarship and Grants, and the Palomar Medical Center E.R. Kids ‘Cozy Corner. In the year 2011-2012, ALINC gave 20,371 hours of service to the community and returned $204,300 to help meet special needs of area residents. These philanthropic programs operated by volunteers touched the lives of over
ations with innovative designs that anyone can create on their own. A green thumb and eye for design, she uses out-of-the-box methods to create incredibly unique, usable flower arrangements for all occasions.
No two are ever alike! Vista Garden Club meets at noon the first Friday of the month at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. For more info, visit vistagardenclub.org
Membership and Leadership is Topic of Speaker at Republican Club Meeting – Nancy Eisenhart, President of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), Southern Division, will speak at the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF) luncheon meeting on how to energize members to be leaders in their organization. “Our greatest strength is the grassroots organizations or local clubs,” says Ms. Eisenhart, who works closely with the California Republican Party to train women to run for office, educate members about issues and candidates, and elect Republicans to office for a better government. Past Presidents and longtime CRWF members will be honored at the luncheon on Tuesday, February 26, beginning at 11am, and held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd. Cost is $30/members and $35/non-members. RSVP by Friday, February 22, to Jackie Peacock at 760.390.4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions Announced – On Monday, February 25, from 6-10pm, at Broadway Theater in Vista, there will be auditions for “Fox on the Fairway.” Playing dates are March 22 through April. Non-equity production, all actors receive $125/week. Then on Sunday, March 10, 3-9pm, and Monday, March 11, 6-10pm, at the Broadway Theater in Vista, auditions will be held for “Spamalot” for playing dates of June 7-23 at Welk Theater in Escondido. For details, visit the Broadway website at www.broad-
wayvista.com. DUVCW Meeting - Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5, will meet at 11am on February 26 in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. The program will be "The Girl in the Butternut Dress," a book review presented by the author, Joanne Hardy. It includes stories of Civil War Veterans in the Illinois Infantry, some under the command of General Grant. Contained are more than war experiences, some personal and sometimes intimate relationships that impacted women. One main character helped slaves in the Underground Railroad. The mission of the Daughters is to spread widely the teachings of patriotism, that those who dwell in this broad land of ours will so live that, in peace or in war, there shall be no stain on "The Flag Our Fathers Saved." For info call 619.475.0153.
ArtWalk Gears Up for Spring Return – After a short break, the ArtWalk will return, along with a Car Show, on Sunday, March 3, from 1-5pm, at Old California Restaurant Row, 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. Held the first Sunday of each month, March through September, near the Village Shops at Restaurant Row, “ArtWalk” is a free afternoon of fine arts, hands-on art demos, music, classic cars, and dining options. Admission is free. Special offers on dining and entertainment will be available for many of the Restaurant Row businesses. Contact Raziah Roushan at 760.518.8578 or via email@example.com for more information. For a list of restaurants, events, and shopping options, visit www.oldcalrestaurantrow.com.
Call for Entries for April Open Juried Show of Fine Art – The North County Society of Fine Art has put out a call for entries for the April Open Juried Show to be held at the Poway Center for Performing Arts. Prize money will be awarded at the Artists’ Reception on Saturday, April 13, 12noon to 2pm. Prospectus and entry forms are available at the NCSFA website, www.ncsfa.org. For info on categories/awards, call 858.505.8812. Deadline for entries is Monday, March 4, with four categories for awards. Load-in Friday, March 28, 810am. This event is sponsored by the Rancho Bernardo Art Association. Juror is Ken Goldman, www.goldmanfineart.com.
Wine & Watercolor Mixer and Silent Auction – On Thursday, March 7, from 4-7pm, the Silverado Senior Living facility in Escondido, 1500 Borden Road, Escondido, will host the Second Annual Wine & Watercolors Mixer and Silent Auction, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Bring family, friends and coworkers for a fun-filled night of fine wine, appetizers and bidding wars. Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a wine and champagne bar, music, mingling, and much more, plus a silent auction featuring oneof-a-kind paintings by some of Silverado’s best resident artists. RSVP by 5pm on Tuesday, February 26, to 760.737.7900.
North County Lifeline Sponsoring Social Service Program Training – This training is ideal for paraprofessionals, volunteers, case managers, and intake staff. Training will be held on March 6, 7, 13, and 14, from 8am-5pm. For more information and a form to register, contact Liz Marcelino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.726.4900, Ext. 6384. Cost is $50 for Subcontracting Staff; $150 for ERG and ARS; General public and other agencies is $200; request for CEUs on Certificate is $25. Lifeline staff and volunteers are free. Make payments to North County Lifeline, Attn: Accounts Receivable, 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, CA 92056. Book and Author Luncheon in Rancho Bernardo – The Rancho Bernardo Chapter of the Brandeis National
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Committee will present a Book and Author Luncheon on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:30am, at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. The authors to be featured are Margaret Dilloway, Hannah S. Cohen, and Erica Miner, with Jill Marr as Moderator. Luncheon includes soup, warm rolls, dessert, coffee & tea, and your choice of Roaster Chicken Salad, Beef Kebob or Eggplant Parmesan. Cost is $50/person and due by Thursday, February 28, with your check payable to BNC c/o Trudy Holleb, P.O. Box 500516, San Diego, CA 92150. For an additional $10 you may include a greeting or tribute in the Program. Send information to include along with your donation. For an additional $20 donation you may sit with one of the authors or the moderator. Send your choice with your donation. For additional info, call Leslie Goldstein at 760.317.1819. Proceeds to benefit the Scientific Research and Scholarship Fund.
New Winter/Spring Classes for OASIS Escondido – OASIS North County invites you to participate in their adult programs for 50+. New classes start each week. They are located at the Escondido Sr. Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido. Register early. A onetime trimester processing fee of $10 is charged in addition to class fee. For classes offered, information, or to complete registration go to www.oasisnet.org/escondido, or call 760.796.6020. One class coming soon is #643.2 The Digital Camera: An Elementary Workshop, on Fridays, March 8 and 15, 2 sessions, from 10:30am12noon. Fee is $15; class will be held at the Poway Senior Center, 13904 Civic Center Drive, Poway. OASIS Offers Many Classes – The “New OASIS” serves the entire San Diego County. North County classes are located at the back of the catalog so pick one up and check out all the great classes, fun
‘Builders of the Wall . . .’ Cont. from Page 3
could get to the work camps.
In the summer of 1867, work was started on the sheds. Several thousand carpenters and laborers were brought in and put on the job, along with six trains to bring them timber, spikes and bolts. Some of the Chinese under Strobridge’s command were sent to help with the construction.
Although every sawmill within the area was cutting timber into beams, the mills couldn’t keep up with the demand. To fill out the inadequate supply of lumber, men were sent into the woods to cut down trees. These were stripped of bark, hauled to the tracks, and used to help support the roofs. The completed sheds were about twelve feet wide and stood some twenty feet high, with a pitched roof. By the time the first heavy snow storms hit the Sierras in the fall of 1868, eighteen miles of tracks had been cov-
exercise programs, health information, and volunteer opportunities. Contact the office at 760.796.6020 or visit the website at www.SanDiegoOasis.org.
Search is on for California's Outstanding Senior Volunteers - The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between February 1 and March 31. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30, 2013. >From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree. Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.
“We all know seniors who do so much for our community,” said Paul Dziuban, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving North San Diego County Inland and Coastal Area. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older.” Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate. To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules,
ered by sheds, and in the following year, work on the snow sheds resumed. In total, more than 50 million board feet of timber and almost 1,000 tons of bolts and spikes were used to construct the thirty-seven miles of sheds.
The men who operated the trains said it was like “railroading in a barn.”
In June 1868, some even years after it was started, the California section of the transcontinental railroad was completed. Ahead of the Central Pacific workers, which now included more than twelve thousand Chinese, were the Nevada and Utah deserts, but the most difficult part of their work was behind them. On May 10, 1869, the Central
visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 760-639-6472 or 1800-4-Senior.
Charitable Foundation Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Grants – The Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, released its 2013 Grant Guidelines recently, and the focus for its seventh cycle of grant-making is Safe, Vibrant, and Healthy Communities. The ECF invites 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations to submit proposals that demonstrate innovative ideas and promote projects that nurture a collective sense of safety, social cohesion, well-being, and vitality in neighborhoods, families, and individuals – imparting a stronger sense of community in Escondido. Preference will be given to projects that clearly address Escondidospecific issues and needs. The Foundation will accept proposals ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. The deadline to begin an application is Friday, March 22, and the deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 5pm. For more information on the 2013 Grant Guidelines, contact Trudy Armstrong at email@example.com or by phone, 619.764.8602.
Open Juried Art Show Call for Entries – The North County Society of Fine Arts (NCSFA) has put out a call for entries for the Open Juried Art Show at Poway Center for Performing Arts. There will be generous prize money awarded to the winning artists at the Artists’ reception on Saturday, April 13, 12noon to 2pm. Deadline for electronic entries is Monday, March 4. Check the website www.ncsfa.org for prospectus, application and entry forms. The juror for this show is Ken Goldman, an internationally recognized artist, author, teacher and art juror. Categories for awards include Best of Show; Landscape/Exterior;
Pacific and the Union Pacific were joined at Promontory, Utah. A crew of Chinese brought forward the last ties and rails, and the spikes were driven in.
Slowly, the Central Pacific locomotive and the Union Pacific locomot i v e moved up until their cowcatche r s touched. As people cheered, the engineers of each locomotive stepped forward and poured a bottle of champagne over the other’s locomotive. And a photographer shouted for everyone to freeze. In the famous picture, you can see railroad officials and workmen—all of them nonChinese. But not a single Chinese laborer is shown.
This article was first published in True West Magazine and the author, Dan A. D’Amelio, received a Spur
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Interiors/Still Life; All Figurative/Portraits; and NonObjective/Surreal. There will be $1100 worth of prizes awarded. Load-in: Friday, March 28, 8-10am; Load-out: Tuesday, April 30, 8-10am.
Business Women’s Association to Offer $2000 in Impact Scholarship – The local Soaring Eagles Chapter, part of a national network of businesswomen, of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding an Impact Scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). The field of study is not specified and the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be women who: (1) are citizens of the United States and residents of San Diego County, California; (2) will be college Freshman or Sophomore in August 2013; (3) are attending or have been accepted at an accredited U.S. college or university authorized to confer degrees at least at the baccalaureate level or higher; and (4) have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
To apply, interested parties should send name and email address to: Soaring Eagles Chapter, Suzanne Southwell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for this scholarship. Applications must be completed by March 30, 2013, at www.sbmef.org. The first ten (10) completed eligible applications will be forwarded to the Trustees for review. A minimum three (3) eligible applications must be received to make the award. The winner will be notified in May. This onetime scholarship is not renewable. A check will be issued jointly to the educational institution and the recipient. Funds are limited to tuition, books and fees. Save the Date for Mothers Day Tea – The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County’s Annual Mothers Day Tea is on Saturday, May 11. Tickets are on sale now, and they sell out fast. For more info, check the website at www.cwonc.org.
Award in nonfiction from the Western Writers of America, Inc. The article, based on original documents from the Central Pacific Railroad, was written to commemorate that long-ago army of blue-clad laborers.
About the Author, Dan D’Amelio:
He has been a teacher of English in East Islip High School, New York, and a teacher of creative writing at Middlesex College, Middletown, Connecticutt.
He is also a teacher of children that are severely mentally retarded. In 2005, he was included in Who’s Who in America, cited for his pioneering work in the education of severely mentally retarded children. See a commentary by Mr. D’Amelio on Page 13 as to how and why he wrote both this article as well as the cover story on John Basilone.
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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4
and toppings that keeps patrons coming back for more.
Once only serving breakfast and lunches . . . they have now opted to offer dinners as well and the results have been very successful.
Mandy Bowman, new owner of The Westside Cafe
Mandy has a fascinating background. She has 15 years in either the restaurant or hospitality industry, started out waitressing, which put her through college, then managing a restaurant in Chico, Ca., When she heard the Westside Cafe had closed down she jumped at the chance to buy it and refurbish and restaff it. She’s got the place hopping with satisfied customers and smiling wait staff. ••••• The Valley Center Roadrunner has a new owner. Young man by the name of Eric Buskirk has purchased the paper and we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with him. Sharp guy. Lots of plans. He also owns the Hemet newspaper and one in Henderson, Nevada. Good luck to him and his staff. Anything we can do to help we’ll be glad to jump in. We always need good, new folks in the newspaper business and Eric qualifies. ••••• So you think you have a tough work load? Consider this: Sam Marte’ from Marte’s Donuts in Escondido, arrives at work at 2am to commence baking that day’s goodies. His store opens at 5:30, he mans it himself till 4pm. On Saturdays, he’s open till 2pm. On Sundays, he gets to “sleep in” (though anyone who is a normal early riser knows that the body will awaken close to the
regular time one awakens; it’s kind of a biological time clock that your body sets itself to). Sam, the owner, has been there for 36 years; before that he was with Dunkin Donuts for 22 years. Marte’s Donuts, 1131 E Washington Ave Escondido, CA 92025 - (760) 745-3410. ••••• World Traveler Dave Geary, president of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido, is now in Tanzania, Africa, on a humanitarian mission to help feed and support Tanzanians in a small village located about 200 miles from nowhere. They’re delivering hundreds of thousands of food packets as well as delivering computers, which Dave, owner of Dave’s Computer Repair and Sales in Escondido, will install and help set up an Internet Cafe to both bring computers to the natives as well as provide a revenue producing business. They arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, Tanzania, after a 26 ½ hour flight!
This is one of several trips each year that Geary has made for a number of years. He always seems to find time to be of service to others, both locally as well as world wide. This venture is sponsored by FFCC ( Friends and Family Community Connection), a non-profit organization which organizes humanitarian trips and services, conducting 14 trips to Tanzania, Africa, and providing 4.1 million meals, installing 600 water filters, and sending 263 volunteer travelers to either Tanzania or Haiti. A very worthwhile organization that merits your support! ••••• Ok. I admit it. I’m a wimp. We have gophers in our front and back yard and I don’t have the heart to kill them.
Our elest pup, an ancient two-year-old, Trixie, used to watch the little gopher heads pop up out of their burrows, then dash in, grab them and flip them in the air. “Leave it!” I’d command. And she would immediately back off as the hapless gopher scurried back to its recently excavated hole. ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 13
Your perfect next best friend awaits. Jasmine is a fun loving, happy and vibrant young lady of just 4 years and 7 pounds. She is a beautiful black and brown Min-Pin. Jasmine loves her walks just as much as her snuggle time. She does just fine on her own at home too. She does great with people and other pets. She will do equally well with a family or just adults. And for her birthday we gave her a dental cleaning! All ready for a forever home.
Like all our pups Jasmine is spayed and microchipped. Her 5 way vaccines and rabies are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more photographs please view her on our website as well as all the other pups in our rescue that need forever homes or a foster family. Visit www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at email@example.com or 949-246-1280.
‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 5
Daniella is a 4-year-old spayed female brown tabby mix, ID 60706. Daniella has been waiting for a new home since October 2011. She sees a lot of people roaming the halls looking for cats or kittens but somehow she seems to go unnoticed. So here she is world - take notice and come meet her! Here's a little about her personality: She’s a nice girl who is a little independent but still good company. If you've had a good day or a bad day and just want to talk about it, she’ll be there for you. If she feels like it, she might sit on your lap for a few moments, but she’s not an actual lap cat. She likes to play and bat things around but she’s not the type of cat who will be running up and down your house – she’s more of a lounger who enjoys getting pets and hanging out with her human. She’s been around other cats and can tolerate them but sometimes they make her a little grumpy so she would be much happier as an only pet in a quiet home with no children. Daniella is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $25 adoption fee in February includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org.
ble accident happening ever again.
No one anywhere in Japan got “radiation poisoning” whatever the writer meant by that. Deaths at the plants were industrial accidents, not due to radiation. As always in these articles, no numbers and no comparison to natural and medical radiation exposures were given.
Fossil plants too are on rivers, lakes or the ocean for cooling to condense steam in the steam cycle. Note the gas plant in Encinitas.
The speculation that reactor plant owners MIGHT form LLC’s and go bankrupt to avoid excess decommissioning expense is silly. Don’t you think Congress thought of that? The writer should have contacted the NRC for information, and reference to the applicable regulations and law. ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 11
Austin is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 1 year old, 11 pound, Terrier mix. He was transferred to RCHS from another shelter through the Friends Of County Animal Shelters program.
At first Austin looks like he's having as "bad fur day." Then you see what a sweet guy he is, he gives you puppy kisses, and you wonder how anyone could ever have given him up.
Austin's $145 adoption fee includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, consider sponsoring Austin until his new family arrives.
Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit right now at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
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 CITY COUNCIL AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following Escondido residents who were honored at the annual State of the City meeting on February 20, 2013 as recipients of the 2013 City Council Awards for their outstanding volunteer efforts: Name: Karen Jobe Field: Arts Education Name: Scott Kolod Field: Performing Arts Name: Victoria Muschek Field: Business Leadership Name: Daniel Hurd Field: Business Leadership
Name: Julie Hurkman Field: Business Leadership Name: Arline Whited Field: Charity Name: Jim Schneider Field: Citizenship Name: Rich Aeling Field: Community Service Name: The Hofstetter Family Field: Diversity Name: Corie DeAnda Field: Education Name: Betty Lou Gibbs Field: Youth In addition, this year we introduced a new “Mayor’s Award” which was presented to Alfredo Velasco. Congratulations to
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Following a major disaster, emergency services can often be overwhelmed, leaving families, neighborhoods and businesses on their own for hours or even days. What can you do to help out your family or your neighbors? Community members need training to prepare for and safely respond to the needs of their family, co-workers and neighbors during that time period. After several devastating U.S. incidents, the City of Vista sought new solutions to meet this vital need and Vista Fire Department initiat-
‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 10
There are many other factual errors in this article. I’ll be happy to discuss these, and refer you to a local expert, Ted Quinn, of Dana Point. I’ll forward his contact info when I get home.
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ed the community based program called Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The goal is to help residents become better prepared to respond to disasters in their own neighborhoods. If you have the time to volunteer for this worthwhile program, the next Vista CERT training program begins on April 3 and runs through May 22.
The program is free and available to Vista residents 18 years or older. Classes meet on Wednesday nights. Contact Vista Fire at 760.643.2801 for more information or check on line at cityofvista.com.
‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don’t you do something useful, like the dishes, or changing the oil in my car?
Rule Eight: The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond 2013 San Marcos State of the City Address
Together, the City of San Marcos and San Marcos Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2013 State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 26 at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive. Registration begins at 11:15 am; a plated lunch will begin at 11:30 am; and the Mayor’s address will start at 12:15 pm.
Limited tickets are available for $35 per person by calling the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at (760) 744-1270. Corporate
sponsorships are also available through the Chamber.
This year’s event will have a nostalgic flavor as the City prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation, which took place on January 28, 1963. The City Council will share their favorite historical San Marcos memory via a short video produced by Palomar College and Mayor Desmond’s talk will highlight some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year. He will also outline upcoming goals in the areas of public safety, parks and community services, community development, traffic and transportation, and other quality of life issues.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood IronMan 70.3 Coming to California!
On March 30th, the 2013 Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California race will be happening! IRONMAN contenders will race alongside age-group athletes on a stunning Southern California course that will cover a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1mile run that will utilize a wide variety of local areas in our community.
One of nearly 60 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, this race will begin with a swim that will take place in Oceanside Harbor, followed by a one-loop bike course featuring breathtaking views as athletes
Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka – zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which feature chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks’ homes are better.
Rule Nine: Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless God of your going
ride through San Clemente State Park and then conclude with a running course through the challenging hills of Camp Pendleton and the coastal neighborhoods of the City of Oceanside.
This highly popular race offers a total prize purse of $50,000 and 50 coveted slots to the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship 70.3. Though this event is currently sold out for racing slots, prime viewing of this event will be had for all spectators. So be sure to come early and secure your spot along this racing route as you cheer on these incredible athletes. For more information on the 2013
Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California race, visit www.IronmanCalifornia.com. See you all there!
out and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not mess with me! ••••• A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. The man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one heck of a hurry I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about the anesthetic, I don't have time for the gums to get numb. I just want you to pull the tooth, and be done with it! We have a 10:00 ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 14
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For those of you who still abuse yourself with the notion that PCs should be left on 24/7, it simply isn’t true. Quality PCs are able to run continuously but if you don’t need to leave it on, turn it off. Your PC will last longer, run better and cost less in energy.
Notebook PC makers often place the product key decal (25 character alpha-numeric) on the bottom of the PC where it may become illegible from wear. If you ever need to reinstall your operating system you need that number. If it’s illegible you’re screwed. You will either jump through hoops trying to get a new one from the manufacturer
Presidents Day Highlights Need for Improved Civics Education
This week we celebrate Presidents Day to honor our leaders, those who worked to uphold our constitution and shape our nation.
Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan all had February birthdays, but more importantly, each made significant contributions to the prosperity of the United States. They helped found our nation, abolish slavery, and promote democratic principles internationally.
Unfortunately, many young Americans are uneducated about our nation’s history and the structure of our republic. I believe this is the result of a diminished focus on civics education.
(good luck) or wind up paying $100 to $150 for a new product key (most likely). Protect that product key by copying the number to a safe place and/or by placing a piece of clear protective tape over it. On desktops the product key is usually stuck on the side or top panel. Please don’t peel it off just because it looks tacky.
We recommend avoiding Windows 8 until Microsoft deals with the user interface issues that have hampered its acceptance by home and business PC users. PC makers who sell to businesses sidestep Microsoft’s refusal to sell Windows 7 licenses by using “Microsoft Downgrade Rights,” (MDR) and here’s how it works. A business places an order through a major supplier like Dell or HP. The business wants Win 7 not Win 8. At the factory a Win7 operating system is installed but a Win8 product key sticker is attached. The business is invoiced for Win8 but its new PCs all have Win7! MDR allows a “free” Win7 Pro for business customers ordering new Windows 8 Pro PCs. Microsoft then can brag that sales of Win8 are booming while no one actually has to use it. Microsoft used the same MDR strategy to remain in denial years after the Vista disaster became obvious to everyone else. MDR is
available to non-business users through some outlets (like The Computer Factory).
Watch out for the FBI and DOJ ransom scams. Don’t pay the money. It is important to get rid of these social engineering scams ASAP but be wary of the removal tools offered on the WWW, many are scams. As malware goes, these exploits are rather wimpy. Proper, timely and professional removal avoids residual damage.
Speed–up, clean-up PC ads on TV are universal scams. If it really were possible to solve your PC problems remotely there would be rep-
Assemblymember Marie Waldron Announces the Opening of Her New District Office Nationally, the majority of
As citizens of a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” we should expect more for the education of future generations. Our past presidents certainly would.
This year, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Senate Education Committee to improve civic education in California.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside.
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In California, students are only required to take one semester of government. high school students score below average on civics exams. Students struggle to explain the branches of government or name national leaders.
utable companies offering these services instead of fly-by-night opportunists who change their company name every six months. They are worse than worthless in that most eventually slow your PC down and damage your OS registry files.
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that my District Office (DO) is now open. My experienced staff is available to help you navigate the bureaucracy, cut through the red tape and help resolve issues that can arise when dealing with state government. Though the DO cannot determine an agency’s decision about a specific issue, a simple phone call from a legislative office frequently facilitates an answer to a vexing problem.
Voter registration forms and a variety of informative pamphlets and books will also be available. In addition, constituents who call about city, county or federal problems and issues can usually be directed to the agency with jurisdiction over their particular situation or area of concern.
The District Office is located at the corner of 5th and Orange Avenues in Escondido, just south of downtown. The address and phone numbers are listed below:
350 W 5th Ave #110 Escondido, CA 92025 Phone: 760-480-7570 Constituents are also Fax: 760-480-7516 encouraged to contact my DO to register opinions about the budget, taxation, Please give us a call or drop legislation and other impor- by to say hello. We look tant issues facing our state forward to hearing from and region. you.
‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 10
Other times Trixie, who I suspect is part Terrier, began to dig the gopher holes, seeking to tunnel down and capture the rascal(s). Again, my powerful command, “Leave it!” And she’d back off.
We bought an owl house. It sat for three years, vacant. Finally a pair of owls nested there, raised a brood, then took off for parts unknown, never to return. I wonder if it was something I said.
For the season they were with us, the gophers seemed to disappear. Nature’s way. I’m all in favor of nature’s way as long as I don’t have to kill anything. Or anybody.
The owls, however, are gone, and the gophers have returned. Evelyn has asked the landscapers to put down gopher traps. I don’t wanna know about it. It does appear there is a slight decline in the gopher population, but only slight.
From Author Dan D’Amelio
A friend of mine asked why did I write about Basilone? Did I know him? You, too, may be interested in knowing why I wrote about him.
Why did I write about Basilone?
From a deep-rooted feeling I have about discrimination against any ethnic group or race. My parents were immigrants and they worked hard in this country they loved. But everytime I heard or read, beginning as a young man, about the Mafia, I got pissed.
Everyone Italian-American I knew when growing up were like my parents, hardworking citizens. Yet deeply etched in the American brain-thanks to movies and TV--ItalianAmericans are equated with
Wimpy old me, I just plod along writing and scribbling in this weekly newspaper called “The Paper.” So far, no gophers in my office. ••••• Took my favorite gal, Ms. Evelyn, to the Center Theatre, Callifornia Center for the Arts, Escondido, last Sunday, to enjoy a Dixieland concert by the Side Street Strutters . . . a talented group of seven musicians that had the toes a’tappin, the hands a’clappin’ and an occasional chuckle. Great Dixieland music, the classics, and a few modern interpretations of some of the oldies. It was a presentation of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association, celebrating 67 years of bringing music to the masses.
their trousers down around their lower hips, or knees, and everyone had decent haircuts. These young ‘uns don’t know what they’re missing! Let’s keep it that way. Looking forward to the next series of concerts.
If you’d like more info on the upcoming concerts, call Dennis Tomlinson at 760.740.0619 or go to their website at: www.hiddenvalleyCCAesco ndido.info.
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Another World Traveler
Pity poor Tim Cunning, head of Andrew Morgan Realty, based in Escondido but serving all of North County. Poor Tim, he’s off to Ireland, then London and Paris, then back home to Lake Tahoe.
He already does a lot of traveling domestically as Lieutenant Governor for Division 37 of Kiwanis for Cal-Nev-Ha. (California, Nevada and Hawaii). The European junkets are all for pleasure. He deserves it.
Shhhh! Let’s keep it to ourselves. Don’t let the teeny boppers learn about Dixieland! You can actually understand the lyrics, when sung, you can follow the music, and it all makes sense.
While it was generally an older crowd we were pleased that we saw very few, if any, tattoos, no one was wearing
those son-of-a-bitches who don't know what the hell work means. (And the irony is Mario Puzo, the author of Mafia novels, and Marlon Brando, the actor who had a ball playing a Corleone mobster, were Italian-Americans.
These dummies were shitting on their heritage (along with the "great actors" Al Pacino and Robert DiNero, also Italian-Americans).
I hate all stereotypes, including those of AfricanAmericans.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00032345-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Larnce Luckett filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Larnce Luckett to Proposed name Larence Luckett. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 26, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Jan 29, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002117 The name of the business: Tacos Alex, located at 250 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: J. Sacramento Avila Angel 250 W. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/15/2009. /s/J. Sacramento Avila Angel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002241 The name of the business: Xtazo, Xtazo.com, located at 2421 Heatherwood Court, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Virginia Bishop 2421 Heatherwood Court Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/23/2013. /s/Virginia Bishop This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002541 The name of the business: USAir Company, located at 1180 Civic Center Dr. #B25, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Eric E. Hall 1180 Civic Center Dr. #B-25 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Eric E. Hall This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/28/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002464 The name of the business: Villa & Company, located at 1451 N. Elm St., Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Jeffery N. Villa 1451 N. Elm Street Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/24/2013. /s/Jeffery N., Villa This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/25/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002301 The name of the business: AA Elite Spa, located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, #F, San Marcos, “Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Yu Jing Li 1405 El Norte Parkwy #26 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Yu Jing Li This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/24/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002153 The name of the business: Pro Spa Movers, located at 504 Driftwood Ct., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Bill Faraimo 504 Driftwood Ct. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2013
/s/Bill Faraimo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LOUISE G. HARBIN Case No. 37-2013-00032597PR-PL-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of LOUISE G. HARBIN; LOUISE GRACE HARBIN; LOUISE GRACE (HOLDER) HARBIN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by DEAN HARBIN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 FOURTH AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, CA. 92102, CENTRAL BRANCH. The Petition for Probate requests that DEAN HARBIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: MAR 12, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Dept: PC-1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your right as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: PHYLLIS J. MCGREEVEY, ESQ. 410 S. MELROSE DR. SUITE 102 VISTA, CA. 92081 760.726.8928 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002144 The name of the business: Scorpius Martial Arts, located at 466E N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Judith L. Hawley 466 E. N. Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Judith L. Hawley This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-001792 The name of the business: Vista Comfort Care, Family Comfort Care, located at 228 Iron Dr., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Astoria Villa, Inc. 228 Iron Dr. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/01/2013. /s/Natalie Spence, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/18/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003309 The name of the business: Player4Life, located at 284 Countryhaven Rd., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Diana L. Meredith 284 Countryhaven Rd. Encinitas, CA. 92024 Fay Schwartz 2340 Carol View Dr. E217 Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of
business was n/a. /s/Diana L. Meredith This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 02/01/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00032213-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jaimie Lee Wagner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jaimie Lee Wagner to Proposed name Jaimie Lee Ruiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 26, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Jan 29, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00030475-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Matthew Edward Bigham filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Matthew Edward Bigham to Proposed name Matthew Edward Connolly. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 12, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Jan 18, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003600 The name of the business: Go Turf Direct, located at 3131 Jacqueline Ln., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: William Brown 3131 Jacqueline Ln. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/William Brown This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 02/05/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002983 The name of the business: Nu View Home Improvements, located 41530 Enterprise Circle South, #209, Temecula, Ca. 92590, is hereby registered by the following: Bettye Farar 41530 Enterprie Circle S209 Temecula, Ca. 92590 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2012. /s/Bettye Farar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/31/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002106 The name of the business: Chase The Web, Snazzy Shoppers, located at 5962 La Place Court, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: SaveOnResorts.com LLC 5962 La Place Curt, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 01/01/2013. /s/Elliot Springer, COO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/23/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003328 The name of the business: Kirch Law Group, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd, #400, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Donna Kirch 3617 Sage Canyon Dr. Enciitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Donna Kirch This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 02/04/2013. 02/07, 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003558 The name of the business: Thai Holistic Bodyworks, located at 2111 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Charles Scott Whipple 4725 Sandalwood Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Charles Scott Whipple This statement was filed Ernest J. with Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/05/2013. 2/07, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003659 The name of the business: Pacific Part Source, located at 2462 Eagle Crest Ln., Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Norm Werthmann 2462 Eagle Crest Ln. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Norm Werthmann This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/06/2013. 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/07/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-002269 The name of the business: RV Storage, located at 2620 S. Santa Fe Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Anna L. and Dale E. Callen 2620 S. Santa Fe Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 01/01/1985. /s/Dale E. Callen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/24/2013. 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 & 2/21/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003522 The name of the business: UTW Distribution, located at 1726 Tara Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Capativa Tech., Inc. 1726 Tara Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 2/04/2013. /s/Shih-Mei Kao, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/05/2013. 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/07/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-001578 The name of the business: Sur-Cal Coatings, located at 5655 Tumbleweed Way, Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Lester Rivera 5655 Tumbleweed Way Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 2/01/2007. /s/Lester Rivera This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 1/16/2013. 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/07/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004914 The name of the business: Nice and Tidy Cleaning Services, located at 1033 Arbor Lane, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Albert L. and Autumn Nelson 1033 Arbor Lane San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Albert Nelson, Jr. This statement was filed Ernest J. with Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/19/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF EDITH HANSEN COLLISTER Case No. 37-2012-00152717PR-PW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Edith Collister, AKA Edith Hansen Collister, AKA Edith Hansen. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Paul J. Hansen in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 FOURTH AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, CA. 92102, CENTRAL BRANCH. The Petition for Probate requests that Paul J. Hansen be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: MAR 19, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Dept: PC-1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your right as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: PAUL J. HANSEN 542 Taylor St. Vista, CA. 92084 760.940.0116 cel 760.716.6677 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-003261 The name of the business: Clowminzer Consulting Group, Zencoach, located at 2441 Longstaff Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Greg Clowminzer 2441 Longstaff Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/04/1994 /s/Greg Clowminzer This statement was filed Ernest J. with Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/01/2013. 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/07/2013
February 21, 2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00034423-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Constance Marne Brick filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Constance Marne Brick to Proposed name Constance Marne Malloy. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: April 16, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated Feb 14, 2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 2/21, 2/28, 3/07 & 3/14/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004458 The name of the business: Audio Video Automation “AVA,” located at 8318 Yolo Ct., San Diego, Ca. 92129, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Rockey 8318 Yolo Ct. San Diego, Ca. 92129 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 02/01/2013. /s/Michael Rockey This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/13/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004804 The name of the business: Future Drywall, Inc., located at 4201 Marvin St., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Future Drywall, Inc. 4201 Marvin St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 07/01/2009. /s/Luciano Salazar, President This statement was filed Ernest J. with Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/15/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004459 The name of the business: JUDCO, located at 1991 Lemonwood Ln., Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Judd McWhorter 1991 Lemonwood Ln. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/15/2008. /s/Judd McWhorter This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/13/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004811 The name of the business: MBQ Builders, located at 3535 Linda Vista Dr. #266, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Buys 3535 Linda Vista Dr. #266 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/05/2009. /s/Michael Buys This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 2/15/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-004641 The name of the business: Ranch To Coast, Ranch to Coast Weddings, Ranch to Coast Weddings & Events, located at 660 Mason Road, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Taylor Stahl STATEMENT 660 Mason Road #2013-004745 Vista, Ca. 92084 The name of the business: Pianoli Kimberly Masoner Piano Studio, located at 6740 Paseo Del 670 Matagual Drive Vista, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted registered by the following: by a General Partnership. Olivera Bogdanovich-Flacco First day of business was 6740 Paseo Del Vista Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 01/14/2013. This business is conducted by an indi/s/Kimberly Masoner This statement was filed vidual. First day of business was with Ernest J. 0/26/2006. Dronenburg Jr., /s/Olivera Bogdanovich-Flacco County Clerk/Recorder of This statement was filed with Ernest San Diego County on J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/14/2013. 2/21, 2/28, 3/07 and on 2/15/2013. 2/21, 2/28. 3/07 and 3/14/2013 3/14/2013
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6AM - 8pm Monday - Saturday 7am - 8pm Sunday 912 South Redwood, Escondido
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KENNETH H. DAVIS 6839 XANA WAY CARLSBAD
760.815.0608 CELL 760.744.6589 FAX CA. Contractors License # 934820
February 21, 2013 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.