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Vista Student Wins Local and District Level Contest from DAR

At their 12th annual awards

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Thank you so much for your comprehensive and detailed article on the state of puppy mills and their negative impacts. This is one of the best pieces I've seen on the subject and I hope you can submit this to other papers in the region as well. Sincerely,

Victoria Cypherd Solana Beach ••••• I want to take the time to thank you for the opening of your mind and of your heart to our cause. For seeking out and printing the correct information of the many that are educating the community of this serious and unknowable crime. A crime, yet still remains legal. We put forth our time, our energy but mostly our hearts to strive to end this cruelty. With the CORRECT information and giving credit to those that have actually been putting in the time, work and efforts to work to put a stop to this cruelty. With your help in educating the public, which I know from first hand, has made a gigantic difference in our weekly protests. The response of the drivers along with walkers, to even children passing on skateboards, are putting a ray of light ahead of

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ceremony recently, the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored four local high school students. The winners of this nationally sponsored contest were recognized for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments. This award recognizes the outstanding student who displays dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The winning student, Dylan Stover of Vista High, was also chosen as the winner of the DAR District XIV contest from among 11 local participating chapter winners. His entry will now compete in the State Good Citizen Contest with the winner going on to the national contest in Washington D.C.

High school seniors, Blakeley Houk representing Rancho Buena Vista, Andrew Hill representing San Marcos High School, Kathleen Jocelyn from Mission Hills High School, and 1st place winner Dylan Stover of Vista High, received the Good Citizen pin, certificate and monetary awards. These winners were judged on their essay describing their qualifications and an essay dealing with the topic of “Our American Heritage: What does our past tell us about our future?”

us. A spark in our hearts that leads to a tingling on our skin. A feeling like no other, when you know you are beginning to reach out to many yet with still so many more to reach. With your ability to be able to do this has and is going to help put our efforts a tremendous step forward. One big step from a human is worth hundreds of steps for the loved ones in our cause. Once again I Thank you. For I know my words and actions are starting to make a bigger and much needed difference.

Mary B. Ledvinka Proud member of (SCCAD) P - precious A - amazing W - wonderful S - spirits ••••• Thank you so, so much for your very comprehensive article on puppy mills. Like the fur trade, we are making progress, with people like you. Again many thanks! Susan Powell ••••• Dear Mr. Davis,

I cannot thank you enough for your comprehensive, truthful, and moving article on the

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Escondido Senior Service Council to Offer Computer Classes - Computer classes, geared especially for seniors will be starting in March. Courses include Beginning & Intermediate Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, with or without touchscreen. Classes run 1.5 hours/week for 8 weeks for a $30 fee. Email & the Internet classes, iPad Basics and Androids Basic for seniors, run for 4 weeks for a $15 fee. Also tutoring or classes for Beginning iMac with OSX Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Maverick and Yosemite (new) based on instructor availability. Special Word, Excel, Android tablets, Kindle & Window 8.1 instructions/ tutoring also offered. One-onone tutoring available on most subjects on an appointment basis for $10/hour fee. Sign up Thursday, February 26th, from 9am till noon. Sign-up and classes will be held at the Senior Service Council, Escondido, 728 No. Broadway, Escondido. Call 760.480.0611 for information.

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently installed their officers for the new year. The installation was conducted by Lisa Pratte (left) and Kathleen King (right) and in between them (from left) is Kathy Michaels, President; Laura Dolloff, Co-3rd V.P./Ways & Means; Kim Ashby, 1st V.P./Dean; Marianne Furtado, Secretary; Sandy Youngdale and Ann Lygas, Co-2nd V.P.; Laura Wilson, Treasurer. Not pictured- Margarita Cramer, Co-3rd V.P./Ways & Means. CWONC is a local women’s volunteer organization based in San Marcos, involved in charitable and educational projects, and offers services in the community to help raise money for diverse programs and projects. For more info, visit Meetings/Events Calendar

Republican Women to Host Linden Blue at Luncheon/Meeting - At their February 25th luncheon, Escondido Republican Women, Federated, is hosting Linden Blue, Vice President of General Atomics, a world leader in high power electro magnetics, high power lasers and unpiloted air vehicles. The meeting begins promptly at 11:30am at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, and

Final Bill Introduction Deadline is Around the Corner

This year’s deadline for final bill introduction is fast approaching. All potential new bills must be drafted by the Legislative Counsel’s office this month so that final legislation can be introduced by the February 27 deadline.

This is the time of year we start to get inklings about what the new legislative session may entail. Rumors about what’s being introduced, requests from colleagues to co-author legislation, and media reports about new bill proposals all start to circulate. It is possible that by the end of February around 1,000 new bills may be introduced.

Many of these will die quickly, often pulled by their author when they fail to generate support. Many more will create no controversy whatsoever, and will eventually pass by an overwhelming margin.

includes a buffet luncheon. Cost is $16.00/person, and is open to the public. For reservations (due February 24th), contact Rosalia Zamora at or 760.489.1407.

Escondido Genealogical Society to Meet on February 28 - The Escondido Genealogical Society will meet for a no-host luncheon on Saturday, February 28, at 11am at Vinz's Wine Bar, southeast corner of Grand and Kalmia Streets in

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Bills being introduced this year include legislation requiring school children to be immunized, raising California’s minimum wage (again), and a bill that would strengthen California’s already stringent emissions regulations. Other legislation would require parental notification when minors seek abortions, and still another establishing the legal right for doctor-assisted suicides.

Less controversial bills are also on the table. One would encourage families to save for their children’s education through tax incentives, while another attempts to reform perceived flaws in the state’s election recount process. Obviously, many of these bills will soon be generating debate and commanding public attention. The Legislative Counsel’s office has a lot of work to complete by the end of the month. When that work is finished, the Legislature’s work begins in earnest.

The Paper - February 19, 2015  
The Paper - February 19, 2015